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YuCount Community Newsletter OCTOBER 2019

Post Date:10/02/2019 9:45 AM
The Recorder's Office is undergoing remodeling construction. This remodeling will give voters more privacy when they come to cast their ballots during the election.  In addition, the extra space will give employees more room for their working areas. 
This construction will end the first week of October, right before early voting begins for this year's General Election.   Even though remodeling is going on now, the Recorder's is still assisting customers on the second floor. 

Take a few minutes to view our video for more detailed pictures of the remodeling that is being done at the Recorder's Office. 

Just recently Yuma County Emergency Management had a CERT training with a group of thirteen volunteers.  They learned about First Aid, Emergency Trauma, Emergency Preparedness and Response.  Training went on for twenty-two hours of class and exercises. 

To find out more about training and what supplies are needed in case of an emergency, contact us at (928) 317-4681.

Can you imagine hearing the news your loved one needs a blood transfusion to save his/her life? What if the doctor told you the blood type you needed was not available? To make matters worse, your relatives are unable to provide the much-needed gift. What would you do?

In an emergency like this there is no time to test any potential donor for life-threatening pathogens.. It’s hard to imagine that such a scenario could become a reality in our country.

Many organizations like Vitalant Blood Services (formerly United Blood Services), a non-profit organization, are working hard to ensure those blood products are available to everyone when they are needed.  Furthermore, they are the primary suppliers of blood for Yuma Regional Medical Center as well as several major hospitals in Arizona.  In other words, the life you save by donating blood may very well be your own.
Yuma County Adult Probation has hosted blood drives since 2003.  Over the years donors contributed 468 units of whole blood and 40 units of Double Red Cells through a procedure known as “Power Red,” for a total of 508 units.  Since each unit of blood donated can be broken down into three different blood products - Red Cells, Platelets, and Plasma - we like to say that each pint of blood has the capacity to save up to three lives!   These figures do not take into consideration that Power Red donations are equal to two units of whole blood.  Thanks to the generosity of our donors many lives have been saved!

Which type of blood is needed the most?  The Stanford School of Medicine Blood Center ranks blood types in the United States from rarest to most common as follows:
•    AB-negative (.6 percent)
•    B-negative (1.5 percent)
•    AB-positive (3.4 percent)
•    A-negative (6.3 percent)
•    O-negative (6.6 percent)
•    B-positive (8.5 percent)
•    A-positive (35.7 percent)
•    O-Positive (37.4 percent)

While blood types with a negative rhesus (Rh) factor are the rarest, meaning that keeping it in stock for those who need it is a challenge, the chances of a person involved in a traffic accident on I-8 will most likely need O-positive since it is the most common blood type ( 37.4 percent of the population). Furthermore, according to the Mayo Clinic, in an emergency, especially a life-threatening situation or when matching blood supplies are not available, O- negative red blood cells, sometimes referred to as “universal blood” may be given to anyone.  In other words, all blood types are a precious commodity and very much needed!

Other than the satisfaction of knowing that we’ve made a major impact on the lives of those individuals who benefit from our contributions, Yuma County Adult Probation never receives any form of compensation or gratuities, monetary or otherwise, for hosting the blood drive or for the blood collected at these events.  However, Vitalant offers a rewards program known as “Hero In Us."  Everyone who donates blood or anyone who hosts a blood drive is awarded points by Vitalant that can be redeemed for prizes and gift cards.  At Adult Probation, these points are redeemed for gift cards which are used to purchase pizza, juice, drinking water, and other goodies at the blood drive for our donors to enjoy while they “sit out” the mandatory 15 minute recovery period after they donate.   In addition, Adult Probation’s internal “Booster Club”, which hosts internal fundraisers throughout the year, contributes toward the purchase of these commodities.  

On Wednesday, October 9, 2019, from 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M., Yuma County Adult Probation will again host a blood drive and you’re invited to help us save lives by scheduling your appointment to donate.  You can visit  Bloodhero appointment website  (Sponsor code: AdultProb), or you can call Frank Silva at (928) 373- 1690, or Vicky Wiseman at (928) 373-1674.

The event will take place at the APO Administrative Offices located at 410 South Maiden Lane.  As always, walk-ins are welcome but appointments are preferred and will take priority.  People with negative Rh factor blood type such as O-, B-, A-, are encouraged to ask about donating Power Red.   

Adult Probation blood drives, as well as other community events, are performed in addition to our regular assignments.  With your help, we can prevent that “hypothetical tragedy” from ever becoming a reality through ensuring that blood is always available whenever and wherever it is needed.   Probation Works!

Submitted by:
Frank Silva and
Lucero Santana
The Health District is hosting a Blood Drive on Thursday, October 10,
at 2200 W. 28th Street, from 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.

Appointments can be made on-line at
Bloodhero website
Email or Call Yessenia Sanchez at (928) 317-4550 x34552
For Donor Eligibility questions, please call 1-800-288-2199 x5497
This is also open to the public so please help us by spreading the word to your family and friends!

Alexis DuShane, Library Assistant 1 (Yuma County Main Library), has been chosen as the Yuma County Library District’s Employee of the Month for October 2019. This award is to recognize an employee who inspires us with their effort and attitude. Alexis received a mounted certificate, a nameplate in the book of her choice, an Employee of the Month pin, and her photo will be hung at the Yuma County Main Library during the month of October 2019.

Congratulations Alexis!


Registrations for the City Fun walk/runs series are open. Log into your HRintouch portal to register for the runs. Sign up for all the runs at one time or sign up for a specific month.
Date: Saturday, October 12
Time: 6:00 PM
Start/Finish: Desert Sun Stadium
Prizes awarded to the best Zombie Costumes.  Enjoy a free movie in the park after the run.
Telegraph Pass Trail
Registration due Thursday, October 4, 2019
This is the premier event for mountain bikers and runners. Participants who choose to do both the bike and run will start cycling and then make their way up and down Telegraph Pass on foot.

The course will include a Blue Mile, which is a portion of the challenge with a moment of silence to honor and remember our fallen heroes of the Military, Police, Fire and Border Patrol.

The bike course will head off the main trailhead of Telegraph, head west, and loop around to merge with the running course on the east side. Runners will run to the top of Telegraph and loop back down the mountain and finish at the starting point.

Please note Yuma County employees and dependents covered under the YCEBT health plan are eligible for sign up.
Race Schedule:
Type of Racer Start Time
Run + Bike  8:00 am
Run Only 8:15 am
Bike Only 8:00 am

Registration is NOW open for the Yuma Territorial Marathon and Half Marathon to be held on January 25, 2020.

FOR THE FIRST TIME, the “Caballeros de Yuma” will be hosting the first annual Caballero 10K Run the same day.

How to register: Log into your HRintouch employee portal, go to Health and Wellness>Fun Runs/Walks.

*Not an active member on the YCEBT Medical Plan.  Get signed up at

On March 5, 1973, the Yuma County Board of Supervisors adopted amended Ordinance No. 1 originally adopted November 12, 1913, and rescinding the amended ordinance of May 6, 1968, for the Street Numbering and Property Numbering System in Yuma County. The Street Numbering System set the perimeters for the layout of the Avenues on all Section lines beginning with Avenue 1E on the Section line running between Sections 27 and 28, T11S, R23W. The ordinance stated that names would be assigned every 660 feet from the Section
Line and roads aligned between 660-foot points are names and followed by Place or Way. East-West roads are numbered streets beginning on a line running through the center of Section 15, T7S, R22W, and continuing easterly to the centerline of Section 13, T7S, R11W. Roads above this line were numbered streets north and below the line numbered streets south. Names were assigned for every 660 feet from the Section Line and followed by Drive or Lane. The Property Numbering System following the same process as the Street Numbering System. Board members were Ramon Avila (Chairman), Marion Beaver, and Glen H. Strohm.

Submitted by
Ginger Hamilton,
County Administration

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