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Children & Families Commission Seeking New Program Ideas
November 28, 2005
The Sutter County Children & Families Commission is seeking program ideas  from the community that would benefit children ages 0-5 and their families in Sutter County.

Proposed programs must address needs identified in the Commission's Strategic Plan. Copies of the plan and Concept Paper forms  are available at the Commission office, 1527 Starr Drive, Suite O, Yuba City or on the Commission website. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on January 20, 2006.

Holiday Closure
November 23, 2005
On Thursday and Friday, November 24 & 25, most county offices will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Safe Holiday Travel Tips
November 22, 2005
With the busy holiday travel season upon us, the Public Health Department offers some tips for safe travel .

Not preparing for your trip or ensuring that your vehicle is ready could increase the risk of an accident or roadside emergency.

Car accidents remain the leading cause of death for children under 14, with riding unrestrained the single greatest risk factor for fatal injury. Some one in four children under 5 are not buckled in, a survey shows

Safe & Easy Thanksgiving Cooking Tips
November 16, 2005
Thanksgiving can be a hectic time in the kitchen. Here are some practical tips to help you in your preparation of a memorable holiday meal.

"Let's Talk Turkey, A Consumer Guide to Safely Roasting a Turkey" is a brochure that covers every facet of getting a turkey from the grocery store to the dinner table and can be printed from the FSIS Web site:

A fact sheet on the USDA site provides answers to common Thanksgiving-related food safety questions, and can be viewed by clicking on "Fact Sheets". Select either "Poultry Preparation" or "Seasonal Food Safety".

Sutter County Museum Christmas Events - Volunteers Needed!
November 15, 2005
The Sutter County Museum is hosting a range of Christmas events this year with a little something for everybody. Volunteers are especially needed to help out with the following events:

Decoration Day, December 8:
We need volunteers to arrive at 9:00 a.m. to help decorate the Museum with fresh greens and decorate the big tree. Everyone is welcome for as long as they want to stay. Wear casual clothes and bring gloves. Bringing hand pruners to trim branches is a good idea too.

We are also in need of evergreen clippings / prunings. Folks can leave them behind the Museum in the week prior to Decoration Day.

Trees & Traditions Day, December 10:
Trees & Traditions is a festive gala that many people say is one of the top holiday events our community offers. The theme this year is The Character of Home. Tickets are $30 each and are available from Museum Commissioners and at the Museum. The event runs from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will be food, music and mingling.

Open House & Children's Program, December 18:
December 18th is the Open House and Children's Program. John Carter will entertain musically and there will be story telling as well. Cookies and cider will be provided. The event runs from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and is free and open to all ages.

If you are interested in volunteering on any of these days, please call the museum at (530) 822-7141. Visit the Museum Website for more information.