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The Sage of Smartsville Book Signing at Museum
January 23, 2015
The Sage of Smartsville Book Signing at Museum

The Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County is hosting a book signing with editor Kathleen Smith of the new book The Sage of Smartsville – The Collected Stories of George Rigby. George Rigby was a storyteller, a miner, a World War II veteran, and saddlemaker who grew up in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Born in the Sucker Flat and Smartsville area, he grew up hearing family stories of the early days of mining. He had an ear for listening to everyone’s stories and a talent as a storyteller.

The new book includes not only the collected stories that appeared in his 1984 book He Made a Saddle and Wrote a Book, but many additional stories that have not appeared previously and were uncovered by the co-editors Lane Parker and Kathleen Smith. Kathy Smith will present the Sage of Smartsville volume at a book signing on Thursday, January 29th at the Community Memorial Museum. The event begins at 7:00 p.m.

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

 
Vintage Postcards Exhibit at Museum
January 12, 2015
Vintage Postcards Exhibit at Museum

The Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County will present a new exhibit, Vintage Postcards: Old-Time Texts & Tweets, opening on Friday, January 16th with an opening reception from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. It features postcard images from the Museum’s collection and includes both the illustrations and some of the messages written on the century-old “postals”.

Old postcards have come into focus as an innovative and creative mode of quick communication in the late 1800s through much of the 20th century. They served the same purpose that texts and tweets do in today’s digitized world. The messages reflect life in our community, peoples’ concerns, rural life, social events, family news, right down to who might be at the dance on Saturday night. Postcards could usually be delivered within a few days and, in some locations, within the same day they were sent.

The wonderful illustrations may reflect social or political trends of the time, scenic landmarks, homespun humor, new technology, interest in romance or any number of other contemporary influences. Much can be learned about our world of 100 to 125 years ago from looking at the old postcards.

The Community Memorial Museum is located at 1333 Butte House Road in Yuba City. The opening reception and admission to the Museum are free. The exhibit will remain through February 28, 2015. 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.

 
Sutter County Clerk Will Open For Saturday Valentine’s Day Weddings—By Appointment Only!
January 08, 2015
Sutter County Clerk Will Open For Saturday Valentine’s Day Weddings—By Appointment Only!

Valentine's Day is a popular day to get married, and it falls on a Saturday this year. For those who favor a civil wedding in the small "chapel" of the Sutter County Clerk's Office, Sutter County Clerk-Recorder Donna Johnston has announced the office will open for marriage ceremonies, for part of the day and by appointment only.

"We will be open at least part of the day to perform civil marriage ceremonies for those couples who make advance arrangements by calling or coming in to the office to schedule a time," Johnston said. "We will not be able to accommodate walk-ins that day."

A civil service in the area set aside by the Clerk-Recorder's Office for wedding ceremonies costs $26, which does not include a marriage license (they range from $62 to $64 depending on whether they are confidential).You can bring your own witness, or the County will provide a witness for $15.75.

Johnston said she has already received inquiries about weddings on that Saturday. "It just doesn't seem right that we would not be able to provide an opportunity for a civil marriage on Valentine's Day. We'll accommodate as many as we can."

For information about marriage licenses and to reserve a time for a civil ceremony, call 530-822-7134, or visit the website: http://www.suttercounty.org/doc/government/depts/cr/cr_marriage_license

 
 
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