Briefs: Wastewater facility opens Saturday
A ribbon cutting ceremony this weekend highlights the new solar project at the Olivehurst Wastewater Treatment Facility, which came online in July.
The ceremony is at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at 3908 Mary Ave. in Olivehurst.
The 5-acre facility produces about 840 kilowatts of electricity or about 1,800 megawatt hours per year, according to a statement from the Olivehurst Public Utility District.
OPUD estimates it will save $2.8 million in electricity costs during the next 20 years of solar array operation.
Center offers mammograms
Yuba City Advanced Imaging Center is offering mammography screenings at one price this month for any woman age 40 years and older whether or not she has health insurance.
The screenings, at $30, are in conjunction with Pink October and the Geweke's Caring for Women Foundation.
For a reservation in October, call 673-6674. Yuba City Advanced Imaging Center is at 470 Plumas Blvd. in Yuba City.
Military vehicles on display
A living history display of military vehicles and memorabilia is set from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Butte County Fairgrounds, 199 E. Hazel Road, in Gridley.
Admission is free.
Including jeeps, trucks, tools and a tent encampment, the display is being staged by the Northern Recon Group of Military Vehicle Restorers and Collectors.
Free steak with blood donation
Blood donors will receive a free steak barbecue dinner at an upcoming blood drive hosted by the Americans Motorcycle Club and the American Legion Post 807 in Linda.
The blood drive is from noon-4 p.m. Oct. 27 at the American Legion hall, 5477 Feather River Blvd. Photo identification is required.
Participants are advised to eat and drink before donating.
For an appointment, call Ken Trexler at 682-0068. The drive is sponsored by BloodSource.
Family of the Year entries due
Entries are due by Monday for the annual Yuba-Sutter Family of the Year essay contest open to high school students in grades nine to 12 in Yuba and Sutter counties.
The topic is "The importance of strong families."
The essays should include a cover letter including name, address, telephone number, grade, parents' names, high school and the name of a school representative.
Entries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, call 673-6588.
Accident victim remains critical
A Yuba City woman remains in critical condition at a Roseville hospital a week after she was thrown from her vehicle during a rollover crash on Walton Avenue.
Maryellyn Teresa Palmeri has been in at Sutter Memorial Hospital since Oct. 5.
Palmeri, 49, was ejected around midnight while driving south in the 3100 block of Walton Avenue, south of Yuba City.
She was driving a gray 2009 Nissan Altima at an undetermined speed, the California Highway Patrol said.
Palmeri's vehicle rolled at least three times and landed on the east side of the roadway at the edge of a walnut orchard.
Fire's cause not known
The cause of a fire that ruined a District 10 farmhouse last week has been officially listed as "undetermined," fire investigators said Thursday.
"It appears the cause may have been electrical, but we were unable to nail down exactly how it started," CalFire-Marysville Capt. Dennis Hunt said.
Authorities said the fire broke out on the east side of the house at 894 Noble Road and spread to the rest of the structure.
Hunt said the home was a total loss and placed damage estimates at about $200,000.
Henry and Doris Hepner lost the home they had lived in since 1970.
Brown Bag dates released
Distribution dates are set for the monthly Sutter County Brown Bag program for low-income families
Food distribution is at:
Yuba City — Oct. 17 at the Yuba-Sutter Gleaners warehouse, 760 Stafford Way.
Sutter — Oct. 23 at the Sutter Youth Organization building, Acacia Avenue and Butte House Road.
East Nicolaus — Oct. 23 at the South Sutter Recreation Association building on Palm Street.
Live Oak — Oct. 24 at the Live Oak Community Center, 10200 O St.
Distribution is from 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. at all locations. Call 673-3834 for more information.
Entry forms due by Oct. 26
Entry forms are due by Oct. 26 for the 10th annual Yuba-Sutter Veterans Day Parade in downtown Marysville.
The parade is at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 on D Street.
Entry forms can be found online at the Yuba-Sutter Veterans Day Parade Facebook page and at Marysville City Hall, 526 C St.
For an entry package, email email@example.com with the words parade registration in the subject line or call Cindy Verrill at 743-2390 for more information.