The Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County will host a program about the Wheatland Hop Riots titled Strife in the Fields. Retired history professor David Rubiales will speak about this signal event in national labor history of 100 years ago. The event at the Museum will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7th.
Unrest among workers in the hops fields asking for decent working conditions and agitation by union representatives of the International Workers of the World led to an explosive riot in which the Yuba County District Attorney, a sheriff’s deputy, and several protesters were killed and others injured. Martial law was declared in Wheatland, and four units of state militia occupied the town. Although little known a century after that fateful day of August 3, 1913, this event was a landmark in labor relations in the U.S.
The public is welcomed to attend the program, and there is no admission charge. The Community Memorial Museum is located at 1333 Butte House Road in Yuba City. For more information, call the Museum at 822-7141.
Sutter County's gross agricultural production value exceeded $527 million in 2012.
The Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County invites everyone to attend a festive reception for the exhibit of Sutter Buttes art currently showing at the Museum. The “Close to the End” reception is scheduled for Thursday, July 25th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and will allow visitors the opportunity to view the exhibit that has been changing and evolving since its opening in May. As pieces of art were purchased, they have been replaced by new pieces that lend the show a different look as it nears the end of its run on August 3rd.
The exhibit features over 100 works of art in a variety of media ranging from painting to metal sculpture to fused glass. Thirteen artists from Yuba-Sutter, Sacramento, Chico and Colusa present their interpretations of the many aspects of the Sutter Buttes in Other Views. The art is available for purchase, and a percentage of sales benefit the Museum.
Enjoy the evening at the Museum with wine, hors d’oeuvres, and art depicting our locally beloved Sutter Buttes. The Museum is located at 1333 Butte House Road in Yuba City. Admission is free. For more information, call the Museum at (530) 822-7141.
Job Opening: The Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency seeks an Administrative Manager who will be responsible for professional administrative and analytical support to the Executive Director, Director of Engineering and SBFCA Board.
The Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County is hosting its annual summer program for children on Thursday, July 11th beginning at 10:00 a.m. under the big trees in the park at the museum. Art Bugs!! is the theme of the program, and children will learn about bugs and make their own bug art project to take home.
The program is suitable for children of all ages, and there is no admission fee. Bringing an old tee shirt to the program to wear over clothing during the art session is advised. For more information, call the Museum at 822-7141.
Sutter County Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Jennifer Broussard received an Outstanding Leadership Award from the California Department of Public Health Office of Emergency Preparedness.
Ms. Broussard is one of the first persons in local public health in the state to earn an Emergency Management Specialist Certificate from the California Emergency Management Agency, and is the first local public health person to serve on the Board of Directors of the California Emergency Services Association (CESA), an organization comprised of representatives of both public and private agencies. She serves as Vice-President of CESA’s Inland Chapter.
In her role with the Sutter County Public Health Department, she develops public health emergency response plans, plans and facilitates emergency plan exercises, and facilitates necessary training for preparedness in public health. She works closely with the County Office of Emergency Management to ensure public health considerations are included in emergency management preparation and supports Public Health emergency operations during an emergency.
“We are happy for Ms. Broussard and to see this recognition given to her for her work in public health emergency preparedness,” stated Lou Anne Cummings, MD, MPH, Health Officer of Sutter County.