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Born to play; Quincy girl makes it as professional musician

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Ginny Eck plucks her bass strings during a performance on “Good Day Sacramento” in summer 2013. Eck, from Quincy, moved to Los Angeles after college to pursue her dream of becoming a professional musician. Photo submitted
James Wilson
Staff Writer
1/15/2015


Ginny Eck’s schedule is full, she spends most of her life on the road, she rarely gets a full night of sleep and there’s nothing she would rather be doing. She’s attained her dream — to make it in the music world.

Growing up in Quincy, Eck joined a dance team at the age of 6. After several classes, it became apparent to her and her parents that she wasn’t a natural dancer.

Still wanting to encourage Eck’s creative abilities, her parents asked her if she wanted to learn an instrument instead. Eck agreed, and began practicing violin with Johny McDonald. Thus began Eck’s interest in music, which eventually inspired her to play professionally.
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Fire safe council offers to assist communities with wildfire mitigation projects

Feather Publishing
1/14/2015

The Plumas County Fire Safe Council invites citizens to attend and participate in its regularly scheduled monthly meetings. These meetings occur the second Thursday of each month; the next meeting will take place Thursday, Jan. 8, at the Plumas County Planning & Building Services office, located at 555 Main St. in Quincy, from 9 to 11 a.m.
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Quincy’s Town Hall Theatre shows last movie on film

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Barbara Stricker kisses the old projector goodbye after showing the Town Hall Theatre’s last movie on film, “The Princess Bride,”.   Photo by James Wilson
James Wilson
Staff Writer
1/13/2015

The era of film projection is officially over — at least in Plumas County.

The Town Hall Theatre showed its last film on the old projector last weekend and is now preparing to show the first film using its new digital projector Friday night.

Movie studios are switching over to the digital format, no longer producing movies on film. The switch to the new system was necessary to keep the local theatre viable.

Longtime projectionist Barbara Stricker was nostalgic and a bit sad last weekend as she projected her last movie on film onto the screen of the Quincy theatre. Add a comment

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Graeagle’s Englishman becomes an American

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Newly sworn-in U.S. citizen Chris Nicholson says he’s a proud American. Photo courtesy Chris Nicholson
Ann Powers
Staff Writer
1/13/2015


How many voting members are in the House of Representatives? Or, try this one — how many changes or amendments are there to the U.S. Constitution?

Know the answers to these? Christopher Nicholson does. The Englishman recently answered 150 similar questions in obtaining his U.S. citizenship.

Nicholson aced the U.S. Citizenship Test and became a true, blue American on Dec. 17, 2014.
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