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YuCount Community Newsletter JUNE 2020

Post Date:06/01/2020 2:40 PM

Ana Magdaleno, Custodian (Yuma County Main Library), has been chosen as the Yuma County Library District’s Employee of the Month for June 2020. This award is to recognize an employee that inspires us with their effort and attitude. Ana received a mounted certificate, a nameplate in the book of her choice, an Employee of the Month pin, and her photo will be hung at the Yuma County Main Library during the month of June.
Congratulations Ana!
The Yuma County Library District is pleased to announce the launch of Curbside Pick Up! Beginning Monday, May 18, library cardholders can reserve materials online or by phone, and pick up their items after receiving confirmation from the library.

The Pick Up Window at the Main Library will be open Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Curbside Pick Up will be available at branch libraries from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  

Please visit to confirm the days of operation at each location.

For more information, call (928) 782-1871 or visit 
Yuma County kids are invited to join YCLD Youth Staff for Digital Storytime! Enjoy stories, sing songs, and even make simple crafts with Ms. Brenda, Ms. Carol, and Ms. Katherine.  Storytimes are posted on the library's Facebook page ( every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. Bilingual storytimes are posted every Friday at 10:30 a.m.

Summer is just around the corner and with that comes our yearly Summer Reading Program. Our virtual Summer Reading Program will kick off on May 30, and will end on July 11.    
Crane Elementary District is partnering in the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box program as a local food distribution hub. To learn more about the Farmers to Families Food Box program, please see the attached flyer.

Crane is looking for volunteers to help pack the boxes with the bulk produce at any of the District’s seven meal distribution sites.   

Volunteer help will be needed beginning Monday, June 1 beginning at 9:30 am.   Because of concerns over COVID-19,  the number of people that will be in one location at a time will be limited.  Attached is a sign-up form with the location tabs on the left, the maximum number of volunteers per site (pink column) and the requested start time.  There is some information at the top of the form as well.

This sign up form is really only set up for a day, so volunteers can let us know how many or what days and times they are available to commit to.  Once people respond forms will be created for each day of the week.  

To volunteer or for more information, please contact:
Suzanne M. Cooper
(928) 317-4632
Thank you so much for helping our community partners in this very worthwhile cause!

On March 19, 1956, the Yuma County Board of Supervisors canvassed the election results of a special election held March 17, 1956, for the purpose of determining whether or not a designated area within Yuma County, Arizona should be organized as a hospital district as provided by the Hospital Act of 1949.

There was a total of one thousand eighteen ballots cast and eight hundred ninety-one votes were cast in favor of the creation of a Hospital District and votes cast for the election of a Board of Directors. As a result, the Board of Supervisors ordered the establishment of Hospital District Number One, Yuma County, Arizona and appointed the Board of Directors, which was comprised of the five people that received the highest number of votes.

The newly appointed Board of Directors were: Esther Allen; John C. Smith, Jr.; F. C. “Frosty” Braden; Sidney S. Woods; and George Lindsay.  Board of Supervisors members were: Glen H. Strohm (Chairman); M. G. Miniken, and Otis Shipp.

Submitted by
Ginger Hamilton,
County Administration
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