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Supervisors Distribute 625 Frozen Turkeys for Thanksgiving
November 23, 2011

Sutter County Supervisors on Monday helped distribute 625 frozen turkeys to organizations providing free Thanksgiving meals.

Larry Montna, Stan Cleveland, Larry Munger, Jim Whiteaker and James Gallagher joined State Sen. Doug LaMalfa in the parking lot of Wal-Mart Yuba City, where they helped load boxes of frozen turkeys into vehicles owned by various non-profit organizations, which will distribute them to needy families.

The turkeys were donated by Golden State Water company, which provided approximately 10,000 frozen turkeys in several Northern California communities as part of its annual “Operation Gobble.”

During Tuesday night’s Board meeting, Chairman Gallagher reported on the turkey giveaway, and encouraged that even more be done to assist.

“I want to remind the public that all these charities are telling us that they are down in donations this year, and the need is even greater,” Mr. Gallagher said. “If you can, I know times are tough, but if you can donate to a food bank or to Toys for Tots this holiday season, I would encourage that.”

Operation Turkey Gobble
Operation Turkey Gobble
Operation Turkey Gobble
Donna M. Johnston, Sutter County Clerk Recorder, Announces an Online Marriage Application.
November 17, 2011

Donna M. Johnston, Sutter County Clerk Recorder, Announces an Online Marriage application. You can now apply for a Marriage License online. It’s easy and saves time.

The system will provide a secure means to allow the customer to apply for a Marriage License.

For those customers who do not have access to the Internet but wish to apply for a license online, there is a public kiosk available in the Sutter County Clerk Recorder’s office.

Holiday Closure
November 17, 2011
On Thursday and Friday, November 24th and 25th, most county offices will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Great American Smokeout Encourages Smokers to Quit for Just One Day
November 16, 2011
The Sutter County Tobacco Control Program is observing the 36th Annual Great American Smokeout on November 17, 2011, by encouraging smokers to use that date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking for just one day. By doing so, smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing lung cancer and other chronic diseases.

Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US, yet more than 46 million Americans still smoke. However, more than half of these smokers have attempted to quit for at least one day in the past year. The newest U.S. Surgeon General's report states "quitting at any age and at any time is beneficial. It's never too late to quit, but the sooner the better."

Quitting is hard, but you can increase your chances of success with help. The Sutter County Tobacco Control Program is encouraging smokers to stop by the Health Department to pick up a free quit kit that contains a self-help guide, mint toothpicks, air freshener, and other items to help you kick the habit. It also contains a coupon for a free "cold turkey sandwich", compliments of the New Earth Market. Quitting smoking is not easy, but it can be done, cold turkey or by cutting down, for just one day or for longer. For more information about quitting and help, call 1-800-NO-BUTTS or stop by the Sutter County Health Department, 1445 Veterans Memorial Circle, Yuba City, and pick up a quit kit today.

Trees & Traditions at Museum
November 15, 2011

Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County is hosting its annual fundraising gala Trees & Traditions on Saturday, December 3rd from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Museum gallery will be decked with garlands and 6-foot wreaths of fresh greenery, and the centerpiece will be the 16-foot decorated tree. Lavish hors d’oeuvres will be accompanied by wine and champagne. The MARKS Ensemble will provide festive music.

Small decorated trees and a variety of gifts, donated by businesses and individuals, will be awarded to drawing winners. An opportunity will be available to bid on special gifts in both a silent auction and, for the first time, a live auction. All proceeds benefit the operation of the Museum.

Guests at the gala will be the first to use the brand new Ettl Hall meeting room, where coffee and desserts will be served. Ettl Hall, situated just behind the Museum, will serve the Museum for needed program space, as well as being available for rental to the community.

New Agency Would Govern Animal Services In Sutter County
November 14, 2011
The Sutter County Board of Supervisors approved the creation of the Sutter Animal Services Authority on Nov. 8. The Board signed a proposed Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement (JPA) and appointed two County supervisors to sit on the new agency’s Board of Directors.

If the cities of Live Oak and Yuba City approve the JPA, the Sutter Animal Services Authority (SASA) would become the new governing authority for animal control services throughout Sutter County.

The County of Sutter will continue as the lead agency providing animal control services until a new animal shelter is constructed. When the new shelter is completed, the City of Yuba City will become the lead agency as well as the employing agency for animal control services personnel.

Decisions about the level and nature of animal care services will become the responsibility of the SASA Board of Directors, which will be comprised of two Sutter County Supervisors, two members of the Yuba City Council, and two members of the Live Oak City Council.

Second District Supervisor Stanley Cleveland Jr. and Third District Supervisor Larry Munger were appointed to the SASA Board of Directors for Sutter County.

The City of Yuba City will consider the JPA and board appointees on Nov. 15. The City of Live Oak will consider the JPA and board appointees on Nov. 16.

Holiday Closure
November 04, 2011
On Friday, November 11th, most County offices will be closed in observance of Veteran's Day.