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Name: Gail Clutter.
Family: Husband, Ralph; three sons and two grandchildren.
Occupation: Former preschool teacher, for seven years.
Hobbies, interests: Love to knit and read, do artsy crafty stuff with kids.
Where do you volunteer? The First Lutheran Church in Yuba City — its "No Cook Wednesday" dinner every week, fellowship and Bible class — and am clothing coordinator for the Christian Assistance Network.
What is your dream vacation? Yosemite in the wintertime.
Where do you get your news? TV and newspaper.
What brought you to the Yuba-Sutter area? We moved here in 2007 — My husband was stationed at Beale twice before, so when he really retired we decided to live where there was water to go fishing. He was in the military for 211⁄2 years and we lived in California and Maine and for a few years in England.
Favorite part of the area? Oroville Dam, fishing on the water. I like the river, my husband likes the lake.
What is the closest you've been to a famous person? I was 10 feet from Johnny Mathis. I went to see his performance in Reno in 1998 — I was walking into the casino and he was right in front of me.
What would you do with a million dollars? A new building for the church (First Lutheran in Yuba City), new building for CAN and an arts and crafts center for me where kids could come after school.
Tell us about a life-changing experience: Riding a one-person watercraft with no experience — it was an excursion on a Caribbean cruise. Nobody would go with me. I was on it for 50 minutes — It made me feel I could do things.
What would you like to see different in the community? Another bridge over the river so we don't have a bottleneck in Marysville.
What is your pet peeve? People who don't put things back where they found them. My name doesn't suit me.
Favorite book: "The Tide of Life" by Catherine Cookson.
Favorite movie: "The Cowboys" with John Wayne.
Favorite television movie: "Sarah, Plain and Tall."