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Sutter County Public Health is Offering Flu Vaccines
November 24, 2015

Sutter County Public Health is offering flu vaccines for all residents at the regularly scheduled drop-in immunization clinic. Flu vaccine is available in intranasal spray for healthy 2 to 49 year olds and injectable flu vaccine for those 6 months and older. A $5.00 donation is accepted for the flu vaccine.

Drop-in immunization clinics are Monday and Wednesday from 1pm to 4pm and Friday from 8am to 11am at Sutter County Public Health, 1445 Veterans Memorial Circle, Yuba City.

For more information call 822-7215.

Yuba-Sutter Obesity Rates Alarming
November 20, 2015

Residents of Yuba County and Sutter County will be encouraged to compete against each other in a 2016 healthy weight loss challenge that will play on 165 years of rivalry between the two counties. Health care organizations, health club, media, and business partners are being sought to make the challenge a success.

The Sutter County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday night directed county staff to craft a competition in cooperation with Yuba County that is expected to roll out at the end of January, 2016, and last for three months. Earlier on Tuesday, Yuba County supervisors heard an informational presentation about the proposed challenge and expressed interest in having a cross-river competition.

The concept is to encourage residents to recognize a growing obesity problem in our region, and to voluntarily take healthy steps to reduce their weight and educate themselves about healthy eating and lifestyle choices.

It is believed a competition between residents of the two counties—creating an atmosphere reminiscent of the decades-long rivalry between Marysville and Yuba City high schools that brought thousands of residents out for the Big-Little Game—will increase participation. The rivalry between the residents and businesses on the east and west banks of the Feather River dates back to the founding of the cities of Yuba City and Marysville in 1849 and 1850, respectively.

Sutter County Clerk-Recorder Project Retrieves 2,150 Veterans Discharge Documents for National Archive
November 20, 2015

The service discharge forms of more than 2,000 military veterans have been retrieved from the Sutter County’s Clerk’s Office and provided to the National Archives and Records Administration, which lost millions of the important forms in a disastrous fire more than four decades ago.

These documents—known as DD Form 214s—are necessary for veterans to receive a variety of disability, pension, housing, medical, and burial benefits. Without them, they must wait for their earned benefits, sometimes several months, as they identify alternative records which may or may not be in their possession which also document their time in military service.

After explaining to the Sutter County Board of Supervisors the dilemma faced by some 16 million to 18 million veterans nationwide, Clerk-Recorder Donna Johnston on November 3 handed a digital copy of the index of discharge papers of 2,150 veterans to Yuba-Sutter Veterans Affairs Officer Marvin King on Tuesday night.

A copy of the records is also being sent to the National Personnel Records Center, where the disastrous fire occurred in 1973. None of the records had been copied in any format.

It was estimated that the U.S. regular Army lost 80% of their records which consisted of personnel discharge records from November 1, 1912, to January 1, 1960. The Air Force lost 75% of their records of personnel discharged from September 25, 1947, to January 1, 1964, with names alphabetically after James E. Hubbard.

“As of 2012, it was reported that 53 veterans die every day waiting for verification of their benefits,” Johnston told the Board. “It is a project we are honored to be part of which will allow veterans to document their service to our country and to finally receive the benefits they have sacrificed so much to earn.”

Johnston said she was inspired by a recovery project in Ventura County to do the same for veterans whose records had been filed in the Sutter County archives.

The project took several months to accomplish, as time allowed. Clerk-Recorder staff trained a limited-term Sutter County One Stop student in the skills necessary to do most of work needed for the project, adding to her skill set, and minimizing county resources.

Johnston reminded veterans that the Clerk-Recorder’s office issues free certified copies of Separation papers filed in the office to Veterans or their families upon request.

Not all veterans request their DD-214 forms be filed with their local county clerk, but military personnel in past decades were encouraged to do so, Johnston said.

Trees & Traditions at Museum on December 5th
November 20, 2015

Here’s a timely reminder to purchase your tickets to the area’s best holiday party - Trees & Traditions - on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Community Memorial Museum, 1333 Butte House Road, Yuba City.

Champagne and wine accompany elegant hors d’oeuvres, with festive music provided by MARKS Ensemble amid lavish fresh greenery and a 16-foot Christmas tree imaginatively decorated by Museum volunteers. The evening concludes with a drawing to award small decorated trees and gifts to the lucky winners as well as a silent auction. Proceeds from the evening support the museum’s activities and educational programs throughout the year.

Get your tickets now from any Museum Commissioner or at the Community Memorial Museum. Tickets are $45 each. For more information, call the Museum at 822-7141

Holiday Closure
November 19, 2015
On Thursday and Friday, November 26th and 27th, most county offices will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Notice of Public Review - 11/18/2015
November 18, 2015

A Risk Management Plan (RMP) has been submitted by Growers Ag Service, 2100 Everglade Road, Yuba City, CA 95993. The RMP describes programs and controls designed to prevent accidental releases of regulated substances. This RMP will be available for public review and comment for the next 45 days at the Sutter County Development Services Department, 1130 Civic Center Boulevard, Suite A, Yuba City, CA, 95993.

Such a plan is required under the California Accidental Release Prevention Program, implemented in January of 1997. The purpose of the program is to prevent accidental releases of substances that can cause serious harm to the public and the environment, to minimize the damage if releases do occur, and to ensure information about the potential hazard is available to the public.

Businesses in Sutter County that produce, handle, process, distribute, or store certain chemicals over a threshold quantity are required to develop a Risk Management Program, prepare a Risk Management Plan and submit the plan to the Environmental Health Division of the Development Services Department.

The plans are to be updated every five years, and are available for public review during regular business hours of the Environmental Health Division.

If you need any further information regarding this legal notice, please contact Sukh Sahota at (530) 822-7400.

Flooded: Nature & the Human Spirit Closing Reception
November 12, 2015

Closing Reception
Friday, November 13 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Take this last chance to view the art, converse with the artists and enjoy an evening in the Community Memorial Museum. Art is available for purchase with some of the proceeds going to the museum to help us continue our educational and community oriented services.

The Museum is located at 1333 Butte House Road in Yuba City. Admission is free. Regular open hours are Wednesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4:00 p.m. For more information, call the Museum at (530) 822-7141.

The Storytailors Aondreaa and Sue Present The Ugly Duckling
November 05, 2015

“The Ugly Duckling” is an interactive adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale. With violin melodies from the era and assisted by masked children from the audience, The Storytailors celebrate the arrival of the migratory swans which frequent our area as a winter feeding ground. Following the story, children can enjoy making a mask to wear during the Swan Festival the following weekend.

The Storytailors, Andrea Ickes-Dunbar and Sue Cejner-Moyers create storytelling presentations which incorporate their diverse skills and interests. Longtime area storytellers, Andrea is a retired middle school teacher and Sue is a retired pre-school teacher and local history researcher. The Storytailors share an extensive repertoire of fables, myths, ethnic tales, seasonal stories, and adaptations of children’s literature. The Storytailors use voice, music, masks, puppets, artifacts, improvised staging, costuming, and audience participation to engage listeners of all ages.

When: Saturday, November 7 at 11:00 a.m.
Where: Community Memorial Museum
Admission is Free

One Performance only

Sponsored by the California Swan Festival & Yuba-Sutter Visitors Center

Holiday Closure
November 04, 2015
On Tuesday, November 11th, most County offices will be closed in observance of Veteran's Day.