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12B Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Melody Walker and Jacob Groopman pack the Greenville Southern Baptist Church with their two-person bluegrass show March 15. The show was sponsored by the church and the Gift of Music program. Photos by Miriam S. Cody ay I Ken 'K.D.' Donnell house, "It's really good to artists including The Band Special to Feather Publishing come to a place for the first and Paul Simon, plus several time and have people come to traditional bluegrass gospel Perhaps the finest the show." tunes. performance of The concert was As great as those songs bluegrass-folk-Americana co-sponsored by the Gift of sounded, it was the duo's music in recent Greenville Music and the Greenville original music that most history occurred at the Southern Baptist Church, and captivated the audience. Southern Baptist Church on raised $230 to benefit the On the light side, the Sunday, March 15. Bay Area church's youth music closing tune of their first set, musicians Melody Walker programs. "Little Blue Caboose," told a and Jacob Groopman Everything about Walker delightful story about the provided an afternoon of and Groopman's performance blue caboose that frequently music that frequently brought was superb. Their vocals travels along the tracks the audience to its feet. were strong and right on behind their home in Songs more than once pitch, their harmonies were Richmond. brought those attending to tight, the musicianship was Given the proximity of the tears of joy or nostalgia, hot picking at its best, and Greenville Southern Baptist Local residents of all ages their choice of songs wasChurch to the railroad tracks attended the performance, diverse, along Wolf Creek Road, it felt including one Greenville Walker and Groopman are like it could have been a song family of four generations, part of a six-piece bluegrass written specifically for The two opened with a song ensemble called Front Greenville itself. called "Made it Home," Country, but also tour as a On the more spiritual side, because they have been duet. Walker's "Black Grace" is an trying to get to Greenville for They played an anthem rooted in the biblical a long time, they said. entertaining selection ofphilosophy that "heaven is Walker told the full church cover tunes by a variety of within us." Plumas Arts seeks donations for auction In preparing for the annual This year Plumas Arts by Plumas Arts volunteers Taste of Plumas event, Plumas reported that the emphasis the week before the event. Arts is soliciting auction for the auction will be themed Donations may be dropped donation items. Taste of baskets and certificates for off at the Plumas Arts Gallery Plumas will be held Saturday, gifts, meals or services. Fully at 525 Main St. in Quincy April 11, at the Plumas-Sierra prepared baskets are Wednesday - Friday between County Fairgrounds. In welcome; items are also 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more addition to food and beverage welcome that might be information or to coordinate sampling, the fundraiser also assembled into baskets. These donations call 283-3402 or email features a silent auqtLo , .......... baskets will be put together roxanne@pIumasarts.org. iNERGY STAR Sierra Park in Quincy -- Energy Star/Solar Electric Homes Due to rising costs in code changes, material and labor increases, we find it necessary to increase our home prices. BUT! For 2 fortunate new home owners they will be able to purchase at our 2010 PRICES! Our Helmsley Home @ 1566 square feet plus 2 car garage was $250,000 in 2010. Our Bainbridge Home @ 1728 square feet plus 2 car garage was $260,000 in 2010 Our Malham Home @ 1908 square feet plus2 car garage was $280,000 in 2010 Our Ingleton Home @ 1908 square feet plus 2 car garage was $280,000 in 2010 For details of these homes and more information visit our website at www.sierraparkat .com or Visit or call us on (530) 283-9301 and meet 'Bruno' Pick your lot and home design, move into your new home 14 weeks later! Sierra Park Pro Development, LLC 749 Lee Road, Suite A Quincy, CA 95971 www.sierraparkatquincy.com reenville The song goes, "Heaven is right here, if we're doing it right." This song was the 2014 first-place winner of the new song category for gospel music at the prestigious MerleFest Music Festival in North Carolina, and may someday be a standard of bluegrass-gospel music. "Black Grace" confirms the reality that bluegrass gospel music is not a static entity of music only written long ago, but is alive and vibrant as an American music form. Bluegrass connects us with our heritage while speaking to our present realities and dreams. Perhaps the most surprising song of the performance proved to be the melancholy tale of "Bill the Champ." The song describes the part factual, part fictional story of a chimpanzee who was once in a circus sideshow boxing act. Bill spent the later years of his life at the zoo in Eureka, where Melody attended college. "Bill the Champ" is both a complex piece of music and a complex story, which Walker and Groopman performed brilliantly. Walker's lyrics paint a story in broad strokes that is filled with compassion, and some sadness. Her poetry employs keen insight into the possible human-like emotions that Bill the Champ might have had during his life. Efforts are already underway to bring Melody and Jacob back to Indian Valley, possibly as early as later this year. Please look for notices about future 2015 Gift of Music events, and plan to get your tickets early for the next show. It will probably be a standing-room-only event. The Berg family enjoys the naturally warm pool at White Sulphur Springs Ranch circa 1954. Photo submitted Council assesses water at White Sulphur Spring The Mohawk Valley Mohawk Valley is situated Stewardship Council recently between two distinct geologic announced it was awarded a regions: the Sierra Nevada grant from the Sierra Nevada mountain range to the west Conservancy to assess water and the Great Basin to the features on the White east. The area has long been Sulphur Springs Ranch and used as a community develop a plan to protect gathering place and was a water quality. The good news, welcome rest stop for weary said the council, is that the stagecoach passengers in the water from the springs on 1800s. WSSR is alkaline, warm and The following is a quote suitable for use in the from Linda Milner Waters in swimming pool. 1855: "One and a half million "We reached Mohawk years ago the Mohawk Valley Valley over fearful ground, as was an ancient lake." This we made our own road. sentence begins a slide September 8th, the next day, presentation on the story of moved about two miles up, water in the Mohawk Valley. among the large pines. Here The full story and a slide we stayed a month and had presentation entitled fine times, although "Hydrologic Features at surrounded by Grizzly Bears White Sulphur Springs and large wolves. Two miles Ranch" appears on the above us was a bath house website whitesulphursprings with water from a warm ranch.com, sulphur spring. Harris and A geologic fault line sits Groves who owned it, gave us underneath the ranch and is liberty to use it, and we did, the reason for the unique every day. The water had an geothermal water sources, exhilarating effect, made one WSSR has eight geothermal .... feelas lively as champagne'.:: springs. The water coming The stewardship counc ;. out of these springs is 80 reported it is working hard to degrees. Until a few years ago restore this property for use there was one cold-water by the public, though "the spring that supplied all the process is not quite as simple water needed for the house as it was in 1855, or even in and for fire suppression. A 1954." The primary strong earthquake disrupted fundraising event for the the flow from this spring council is the annual completely. A well was dug in Summerfest. This year the 2013 to replace most of the event is set for June 28 and water lost from this natural will feature David John and spring, the Comstock Cowboys. KITTENS & s l OFF[ Go to www.catspaws.petfinder.org to see all the cats that need homes! IIPET FOOD If you have an "un-fixed" cat, get her spayed NOW. We have discount II 1Olb bag or larger certificates for people unable to afford the Cost of surgery on their own. LI H~ 89, Greenville 284-7313 Visit the CATHOUSE - 2453 E. 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