Happily ever after: High school sweethearts reconnect after 49 years
|Daryl Turner and Vera McCurry get cozy on the front porch of their new house in Quincy last week. Photo by James Wilson
It was a love story 49 years in the making. Daryl Turner and Vera McCurry were seemingly the perfect couple at Quincy High School back in 1965, but their young relationship came to end when Vera moved away.
The two went on to lead separate lives — marrying and having children. It wasn’t until this summer that the two saw each other once again, and decided to give it another shot. Two weeks ago, the couple moved back to Quincy, the place they originally fell in love, proving there is such a thing as “happily ever after.”
In 1965 Daryl and Vera were sophomores at Quincy High School. Vera was relatively new to the school, having moved between Portola and Oroville before Quincy. The two found out they shared the same birthday and formed an instant connection. From there, they fell in love.
“When we met in Quincy, we were like kindred spirits,” Vera elaborated. “We had a connection that was always there.”
Midway through the school year, Daryl and Vera’s love affair was cut short. Vera’s stepfather got a job in Chico, and uprooted the family once again.
“I was devastated when my mother made us move,” Vera said. “And I’m pretty sure Daryl was heartbroken.”
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Three plead guilty to illegal woodcutting on Lassen National Forest
Two recent cases involving the illegal cutting of green trees on the Eagle Lake Ranger District of the Lassen National Forest have resulted in three guilty pleas.
Mike and Bryan Trumbull, of Susanville, pleaded guilty to illegally cutting in excess of 200 green Western juniper and ponderosa pine trees, some of which exceeded 42 inches in diameter. Their illegal activity also damaged natural resources, including a rare plant species known as Penstemon sudans (Susanville beardtongue).
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Tiny canyon settlement of Pulga sells for $499,000
The Pulga bridge in the Feather River Canyon offers passage between Plumas and Butte counties. The town of Pulga itself, located 1 mile off the highway, was put up for sale and purchased a little over a week ago. Photos by James Wilson
Nestled down an offset of the North Fork Feather River, the tiny town of Pulga sits waiting for its new caretakers. The town was recently put up for sale, and attracted national attention.
Pulga’s current owner, Lorraine Paloma, put the 63-acre town up for sale with a price tag of $499,000 earlier this year, but had no success attracting a buyer. On Oct. 25, the Chico Enterprise-Record published a story about Pulga’s listing, which immediately went viral.
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Red, Blanco and blue: FRC art instructor to showcase works questioning use of flag
|Rafael Blanco kneels in front of his piece “Faded Glory.” Blanco, the new art instructor at Feather River College, will feature his work at the Plumas Arts Gallery on Nov. 7 between 5 and 7 p.m. Photos submitted
Feather River College’s newest art instructor, Rafael Blanco, has shown his students his unique perspective on art since the semester began late in August. Now, Blanco plans to unleash his creativity upon the whole county.
Plumas Arts is set to hold an exhibit of Blanco’s work through the month of November. The exhibition, self-titled “Blanco,” will include multiple pieces showcasing the variety of themes Blanco worked on throughout the years. An opening reception will take place at the Plumas Arts Gallery on Nov. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m.
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Local CHP undergoing an officer transition
A transition is underway at the California Highway Patrol’s Quincy Area office.
Three veteran CHP officers are transferring out of the area and two veterans are moving in.
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