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Free Tobacco Retailer Workshop
May 30, 2007
The Sutter County Tobacco Education Program is offering a free Tobacco Retailer Workshop “Tobacco Control Laws That Affect Retail Businesses" on Thursday, June 14th, 2007, from 3:30 – 4:30 at the Sutter County Health Department Auditorium.

The workshop is for managers and clerks who are employed by grocery and convenience stores that sell tobacco products. Presenters include the Yuba City Police Department, the District Attorney’s Office and the Alcohol Beverage Control Office. The workshop is at the health department on 1445 Veteran’s Memorial Circle, Yuba City.

All clerks, store managers and owners are encouraged to attend this informative session. The main components of both the STAKE Act and Penal Code 308 will be reviewed. Seating is limited to 50 attendees. Call 822-7215, extension 276 by June 8th to make a reservation. Thank you for supporting the health of our youth in Sutter County.

World No Tobacco Day
May 29, 2007
The Sutter County Tobacco Control program invites all smokers who are interested in quitting to come by the Health Department for a free quit kit.

For more information on World No Tobacco Day, please visit the World Health Organization website.

The Sutter County Tobacco Control Program has been working with property owner, Gene Accito within the last year to adopt smoke-free policies. We are excited to announce that four apartments in Yuba City have implemented smoke-free policies. Look for our add in the Appeal Democrat on May 30th and 31st congratulating Gene and Diane Accito for taking a step toward decreasing tobacco smoke for their residents.

To pick up your free quit kit or for more information, please stop by the Sutter County Tobacco Control Program office today at: 1445 Veterans Memorial Circle, Yuba City, CA 95993 or call us at 822-7215.

The Children's Summer Program Returns
May 23, 2007
The Children's Summer Program returns with a bang! The Sierra Muzzleloaders of Brownsville will set up camp in Howard Harter Park behind the Museum on Wednesday, June 20. Children will learn about the challenging lives of mountain men and the skills they needed to survive in the wilderness beyond the frontiers of early America. Some of the skills that may be demonstrated are firemaking, flintknapping, and the mechanics of muzzleloading guns. The mountain men will bring the trappings of their everyday life, and set up outdoor housekeeping as it might have been in the rugged mountains.

The program starts at 10:00 a.m., and refreshments will be served afterwards. There is no cost to attend, and no reservation is needed. Thanks to this great group of people that volunteer to teach children about a unique period of America's history.

Lead and Immunization Symposium
May 22, 2007
Sutter County Lead, Immunization and CHDP Programs will be presenting a Lead and Immunization Symposium on June 8, 2007 at the Sutter County Public Health Auditorium located at 1445 Veterans Memorial Circle, Yuba City.

Dr. Steven Rosenberg, Public Health Officer for the California Department of Health Services, Lead Branch will provide a presentation on Lead Poisoning Prevention and Sandra Jo Hammer, Nurse Consultant with the California Department of Health Services, Immunization Branch will present on the latest Immunization requirements.

Along with these prestigious speakers the Sutter County Lead Program will be conducting a Fingerstick Capillary Lead Training to educate medical staff on proper blood specimen collection procedures for lead testing. The Sutter County CHDP Program will present information on the newly approved LeadCareII system and the procedures required for CHDP Providers to become proficient along with State billing requirements.

This will be an educational and informative day which will benefit medical providers and staff as well as agencies who educate on these subjects. Download the flyer/registration form below.

New Museum Photographic Exhibit
May 22, 2007

The Sutter County Museum museum is pleased to present the stunning work of Rondal Partridge in the exhibit From the Byways to the Highways: Rondal Partridge Photographs California 1936 - 1969. It opens on May 18 and remains through July 8.

The six sections of California photos include early influences, California rodeo, rural Depression shots on location with Dorothea Lange, urban pastimes and politics, postwar expansion, and prosperity and pollution.

Partridge, a Berkeley octogenarian, looks at photography as a life of learning. There is an accompanying catalog, Quizzical Eye: The Photography of Rondal Partridge available in the Museum Store.

Plan Now for Extreme Heat
May 21, 2007

Sutter County officials are advising residents to plan now for the possibility of extreme hot weather this summer. Preliminary analysis of last year’s heat wave in California showed that most deaths were among elderly people who did not have home air conditioning or their air conditioner was broken. When temperatures reach 100 degrees or more an electric fan is not sufficient to cool a person adequately.

During a heat wave, if your home does not have good air conditioning, visit a friend or relative, or find another location in the community, such as a public building or a shopping center where the air conditioning is working. Even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler when you go back into the heat.

Some Precautionary Tips for County Residents:

  • Drink plenty of water and fluids that replace salts and minerals lost through sweating (such as low-sugar sports drinks)
  • Stay indoors in an air-conditioned building, especially during the hottest part of the day
  • Pace yourself and avoid heavy exertion in the heat
  • Wear lightweight, loose fitting clothing. Avoid hot foods and heavy meals
  • Never leave a person or animal in a parked car, even for a few minutes. Temperatures inside a vehicle can rise to dangerous levels in minutes
  • If you become lightheaded, feel confused or experience any other symptoms of heat exhaustion, get to a cool area until you feel better
  • Check in on neighbors, relatives and friends, particularly the elderly who may be isolated
$50,000 in Mini-Grant Funding Announced
May 18, 2007
The Sutter County Children and Families Commission would like to congratulate the successful School Readiness Mini-Grant Applicants. The Commission released $50,000 in Mini-Grant funding for this round of applications. Forty two applications from child care centers, preschools, daycare providers and community organizations were received totaling over $75,000. At the Commission meeting May 16, 2007 the commission awarded the allocated $50,000 of Mini-Grant funding to 29 of those applicants. The Commission will announce future Mini Grant opportunities on its website or you can call the Commission office at (530)822-7505.
Free Health and Development Screenings
May 17, 2007
Bright Futures offers FREE Health and Developmental Screenings to children in Sutter County under the age of 6. There are no income or insurance requirements. This screening event is a fun way for you to check on your child’s developmental progress and access parenting information and local resources.

The next Saturday Screenings  are being held at Brittan Elementary School in Sutter on June 9, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Bike to Work Day - May 18
May 17, 2007
Join millions of others on Friday, May 18 and ride your bike to work. Join us by leaving your car at home and cycling to work. And don't forget your helmet!

As part of National Bike to Work Month, Bike to Work Day is an effort to to get commuters to leave their cars at home for just one day and help reduce the pollution, ease traffic congestion and improve their health!