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Historical back bar put up for sale

This photo, taken around 1900, shows the ornate back bar that resided at the Capitol Saloon for over 120 years. The back bar was recently put on the market and is available for purchase. Photo courtesy Plumas County Museum
James Wilson
Staff Writer

Just looking at the old wooden back bar that presided over the Capitol Saloon evokes moments of history for many in Quincy.

Men and women in the late 19th century took in the same sight as customers in the early 21st century — an ornate wooden bar adorned with carvings and a full mirror split up into three sections.

In 2011, when Plumas Arts bought the former home of the Capitol Saloon, many residents asked one question: What’s going to happen to the back bar?

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Funding available for local nonprofit organizations

Lucie Kreth, director of Portola Kids Inc., a 24/7 daycare, poses with some of her organization’s young charges and the heater she purchased with a grant from The Common Good Community Foundation. Photo courtesy The Common Good Community Foundation
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A nonworking heater replaced with a new one in a daycare/preschool. Supplies for a high school aquaculture class. Support for court-appointed special advocate volunteers working with abused and/or neglected children. A theater program for teens.

One could say kids were the big winners last June when The Common Good Community Foundation issued grants totaling $8,600 to local nonprofit organizations. Portola Kids Inc., Chester High School, The Resource Center and dramaworks were just four of the eight programs that received grants from the foundation in its last funding cycle.

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Woman turns stones into custom jewelry

Judy Dailey polishes the copper and silver that she uses to wrap unique stones that will soon be transformed into a necklace. Photos by Debra Moore
Debra Moore
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Judy Dailey spends weekend mornings in her laundry room, but she’s not washing clothes.

Instead the Meadow Valley woman is unfurling lengths of copper wire, wrapping unique stones, and creating an array of bracelets, necklaces and earrings, while the Beatles play in the background.

One wall of the room boasts a washer and dryer, but the rest of the space is devoted to racks of tools, drawers of beads and stones, and spools of wire.

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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
James Wilson
Staff Writer

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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