By Deb Miller

Sun Correspondent

Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter has announced a vacancy on the Mountain Institute Career and Technology Education District (MICTED) Governing Board, representing Chino Valley Unified School District, effective Dec. 17.

Those interested in filling the vacancy should send a letter of interest and a resume to Mr. Tim Carter, Yavapai County School Superintendent, Yavapai County Education Service Agency, 2970 Centerpointe East, Prescott, AZ 86301, Fax (928) 771-3329 or email Include personal information and why a position on the board is desired, residence and mailing address, email address, and home and work phone numbers. Candidates may include letters of recommendation or support if they wish. To be eligible to hold this seat a person must be a registered voter within the Chino Valley Unified School District, be a citizen of the United States of America, be at least 18 years of age, possess their civil rights, have continually resided within the school district for at least one year immediately preceding taking office, and they nor their spouse cannot be employed by Mountain Institute CTED or by a third-party provider.

Deadline for receipt of letters of interest and resumes is  5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9. Carter will interview candidates at the Mountain Institute Career and Technology Education District Office in Prescott on Jan. 13. The appointment should be announced by Jan. 16 and be valid from the time of taking the oath of office until Dec. 31, 2020. For more information, call Carter at (928) 925-6560.

Model Creek School’s winter break runs from Tuesday, Dec. 24 through Monday, Jan. 6 with school set to resume on Tuesday, Jan. 7. A school board meeting will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9. All are welcome.

The school requests donations of copy paper, mouse pads and corded mice for the computer lab, Band-aids in all sizes, backpacks, breath mints, cough drops, and backpacks. The student garden needs soaker hoses, a garden tiller, weed block, tomato cages, trellises, fertilizer, compost and bags of soil. Call Deanna Hurst at the school at (928) 427-3347 for more information. Contact the school online at

Yarnell Public Library hosts Readers Delight Book Chat from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month. Readers are invited to the library to discuss whatever books they are reading and to share their reading experience with others. Coffee and cookies will be available. A free computer class on Windows 10 basics for beginners will be held from 1-3 p.m. Jan. 14 at the library. The class is for Microsoft PC users and will commence when there are at least three confirmed students. Sign up by noon the day before the class. Call the library at (928) 427-3191 to learn more.

Yarnell Regional Community Center’s Club Yarnell coordinates free community blood pressure checks from 11 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at the community center as a public service. Call Jerry Florman at (602) 399-1679 for more information on Club Yarnell events.

Yarnell Presbyterian Church offers tai chi classes led by Bill Chaplin from 9-10 a.m. every Wednesday in the fellowship hall. Yoga classes led by Rebecca Hagman are scheduled from 2-3 p.m. every Friday, also in the fellowship hall. A Kiwanis meeting is held from 5:30-7 p.m. every third Tuesday of every month.

American Legion Post 79 in Yarnell offers burgers from 5-7 p.m. Thursdays. Friday dinners are available from 5-7 p.m. followed by karaoke until 11 p.m. Both nights are open to the public. Monday Night Football has been suspended.

Volunteers are needed at the post for help with special events, legion honor squad, contacting businesses to sell ads for the newsletter, Friday night dinners and 50/50 raffles, and with quarterly cleaning of the post. Call (928) 427-3735 for more information.

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