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Children’s Program at the Museum
March 29, 2010
Join us on April 9, 2010 for the Spring Vacation Children’s Program at the Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County, featuring Aondreaa the Storytailor with a brand new presentation called “All You Can Eat: Food Means Sharing”. The Storytailor’s dramatized story telling includes violin music and colorful costumes and props, and one story is told in English and Spanish. The program begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Museum, and refreshments will be served afterward.

The Community Memorial Museum is located at 1333 Butte House Road in Yuba City. Open hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call the Museum at 822-7141.

New Mini Grants Available
March 25, 2010
The Sutter County Children and Families Commission is pleased to announce the release of $45,000 in funding for new mini grant opportunities.

Community Mini Grants: To apply attend the mandatory mini grant workshop Monday April 19, 2010 at 2 p.m.

Childcare Provider Mini Grants: To apply attend the mandatory mini grant workshop Monday April 19, 2010 at 6:30 p.m.

Mini grant applications are due in the Commission office Friday May 14, 2010 at 12 noon.

Funding awards will be announced following the June 16, 2010 Commission meeting.

Sutter County Celebrates National Public Health Week
March 23, 2010
Sutter County Public Health Department is hosting a variety of public health awareness activities in honor of National Public Health Week held April 5-11, 2010. Please join us for the following no-cost healthful activities:

What:   Community Walk in the Mall
When:   Monday, April 5th from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Where:   Yuba Sutter Mall, meet in the food court
Why:   Regular physical activity is a key to good health and better quality of life. It helps you maintain a healthy weight, feel more energetic, sleep better, decrease depression, prevent chronic disease, and much more! Walk the mall…2 laps around our mall = 1 mile walked and for every lap you make, you will receive a ticket for a drawing. Blood pressure, blood sugar and body composition screenings will be available to all mall walkers, as well as light refreshments. Join us!
 
What:   Personal Paradise Community Walk/Ride
When:   Monday, April 5th at 5:30 p.m.
Where:   Sutter Bike Trail, meet at the trail end point of Hooper Road, Yuba City
Why:   Bring your bike or just walk with us on the hidden gem of Sutter County, the Sutter Bike Trail. The 8-foot wide paved trail along the old Union Pacific Railroad right of way travels through scenic orchards and rice fields to the quaint little town of Sutter. The trail is 4.65 miles in length (9.3 miles round trip). Join us!
 
What:   Family Fun Day
When:   Tuesday, April 6th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where:   Richland Housing, 448 Garden Highway, Yuba City
Why:   The day will consist of non-competitive games that will engage families in fun physical activity. Special guest stars at this event include the Sutter North Power Kids Join us!
 
What:   Fruits & Veggies: More is Better Food Demonstration
When:   Wednesday, April 7th from 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Where:   Mahal Plaza, 1719 Franklin Road, Yuba City
Why:   Parents and children will learn to create and taste nutritious snacks while also enjoying fun games and physical activities. Join us!
 
What:   Family Fun Night at the Park
When:   Wednesday, April 7th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where:   Regency Park, off of Stabler Lane in Yuba City
Why:   Come prepared to play and have fun with your family while exploring a beautiful park in our community! Please wear comfy clothes and be ready to move. Join us
 
What:   Tobacco Stinks Scavenger Hunt
When:   Thursday, April 8th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where:   Yuba Sutter Mall, meet in the food court
Why:   School-aged youth will look for clues and learn about the dangers of tobacco. This is a great activity for youth to participate in during their Spring Break. Join us!
 

If you have further questions about any of these events, please contact Michele Blake, (530) 822-7215.

Run Drugs Out of Town 5k Run/Walk
March 11, 2010
The Substance Abuse Steering Coalition is hosting its 5th Annual Run Drugs Out of Town 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, April 24th, 2010 at River Valley High School. This tri-county event is a family oriented fun walk/run for everyone!

Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. and the event starts at 9:00 a.m. There will be a 1/4 mile run for kids. The cost is $10 for adults and children who register by April 23rd, $15 for adults on the day of the event. This is a tobacco and drug free event.

Visit www.rundrugsoutoftownrun.org or contact Dulia Aguilar at 674-1885 ext. 109.
Sutter County Seeks Individual, Company or Non-Profit to Construct County's State Fair Exhibit
March 09, 2010
The County of Sutter is seeking an individual, company or organization to construct the County's 2010 entry in the California State Fair Exhibit competition.

The County Administrative Office today released requests for Statements of Qualifications, seeking an individual, company or organization to assist the County in developing a display for the State Fair, which will run July 14 through Aug. 1.

The County Public Works Department has constructed the exhibit for the past 15 years and has an impressive record of winning awards in the competition. However, County officials believe it will be more cost effective, and less disruptive to county services, to hire out the construction of the exhibit. In addition, area non-profit organizations may be interested in an opportunity to help represent their community and win as much as $7,000 in prize money.

Experience in constructing exhibits for the State Fair is valuable but not necessary, if an individual, company or organization has relevant experience and can demonstrate above average skills in carpentry, electrical, mechanical, and exhibit design.

For more information, or for a copy of the Request for Statement of Qualifications to build the Sutter County Exhibit, contact Sutter County Public Information Officer Chuck Smith at 530-822-7100. The deadline to submit a Statement of Qualifications to the County Administrative Office at 1160 Civic Center Boulevard, Yuba City, CA, is 3 p.m. on Friday, March 26.

1955 Sutter County Flood Documentary On Comcast Channel 19
March 08, 2010
Sutter County's documentary on the 1955 flood will be shown five times a day on Comcast Channel 19 beginning Wednesday, Feb. 10.

"The 1955 Sutter County Flood" was produced by Sutter County as part of its effort to inform residents about the nature of the flood threat posed by area rivers, and emerging concerns about the integrity of the levee system that protects homes, schools and businesses.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has re-mapped one third of Sutter County into a "high risk" flood zone, requiring flood insurance on most properties. Much of the remainder of Sutter County is expected to be re-mapped into a "high risk" flood zone in 2011. The Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency is developing a plan to bring levees up to new federal standards to protect the area from flooding.

The 79-minute documentary combines still pictures and film footage from the 1955 flood, radio interviews conducted by KUBA's Dutch Klemp in the days following the flood, and interviews of flood survivors conducted in 2009.

On Dec. 24, 1955, a levee collapsed one mile south of Yuba City and the Feather River poured into Sutter County, fanning out in a 180 degree arc. It flooded 90 percent of Yuba City, inundated farms to the west and south, and killed 38 people.

Flood insurance on structures was not available in 1955. The emergency assistance provided by the American Red Cross was one of its largest efforts ever in the U.S. at the time.

The documentary will air for several weeks on Channel 19, the Comcast government access channel, Monday through Friday, at 7 a.m., 9:30 a.m., noon, 4 p.m. and 9 p.m.

In coming weeks, the documentary will be available on DVD from the Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County.