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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008 3A Traci Bud Lace," "Romeo and Juliet" Staff Writer and "Man From La Mancha." NO stranger to performing, she is about to stretch beyond At an age when most of us her comfort zone into un- are thinking about hanging charted territory when, in up our spurs, 60-something January, the gutsy actress Ann Jennings is defying our will attend the International culture's fascination with Model and Talent Agency youth by refusing to let age Convention in Los Angeles. be a barrier to dreams Representing Barbizon unfulfilled, modeling school and compet- The Quincy resident is in ing with contestants half her dogged pursuit of her life's age in eight talent categories, passion -- to turn her love Jennings hopes to earn the of acting from hobby to eye and call-back from at profession, least one of the industry's 400 As a young girl Jennings agents, managers and casting created shows with her dolls, directors in attendance at the using the windowsill as a biannual event. "It's scary; stage. She said acting "came this is new," she said. naturally," and remembers Categories she will be performing melodramas with judged in range from model- her sister at military bases ing in "commercial print" while her father was in the to "cold read', and "TV service, announcer." As she grew up, the desire Stage acting is about projec- to act followed and she won tion said Jennings, who will numerous awards at San Jose have to tone herself down to State, where she earned a the more subtle nuances of bachelor of arts in theater thescreen. arts in the'60s. Jennings hopes to land Today, she is active in commerciaJ jobs and has been community theater and has attending classes at Barbizon performed in numerous lead in Sacramento for the last and supporting roles in three months to further per- Feather River College and sonal training and provide community productions, in- beneficial industry contacts. cluding "Arsenic and Old "I don't know where this Local thespian Ann Jennings said acting comes naturally for her, but at 60-plus she's charting unfamiliar and "scary" waters in turning her sights toward an emphasis on commercial jobs in TV and print. In January, Jennings will represent the Barbizon Modeling School and compete at the International Modeling and Talent AssociatiOn's bi-annual convention where she hopes her talents will be recognized. Photos by Traci Bue NEWSMAKER Katie McConnell has re- ceived her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license. McConnell is a graduate of Quincy High School and re- ceived her bachelors/account- ing degrees from California State University Sacramento, She is employed with Perry- Smith LLP, a Sacramento- based firm, where she works as a Senior Associate in the Assurance Services practice. McConnell leads audit en- gagements and performs audits of company financial statements, with an emphasis ~ J:~ in public.companies and manufacturing entities. She is responsible for man- aging audit engagements from planning to report preparation, training and reviewing the work of staff. are opt. ii Saturdays 'til ii 5pm .for the il holidays Forest Stationers ii y- day i:! 9:00 am - 5:30 pm ~ may lead, but I'm open to moving and new adventures if they come," said Jennings, who is actively seeking spon- sorship for the contest. In addition to acting, writ- ing radio commercials and songs is part of her reper- toire. She's currently work- ing on her "life's work," an Easter musical cantata and hopes to see its completion next year. Contributions to her cause may be sentto Box 1999 in Quincy or delivered in person at her antique shop, The Sil- ver Dove Antiques and Show- room in East Quincy. Call ahead at 249-2951 to be sure the busy actress is not on a casting call. Ann Jennings isn't letting age get in the way of her dreams of turning her acting hobby into a profession. PERFECT FOR WINTER SPORTS... OR CHRISTMAS GIFTS!I LOOK GREAT AND RAYS THIS WINTER! Visit our website at: FeaDEN OPTOMFT Y FAMILY EYE CARE 'CONTACT LENSES ........... Jona)han Friden, O.D. Joshua Baer, O.D. ~ Form~fl'i] Drs Cihhdti & Gil . . man 68 central Ave. Quincy * 283-2020 Complete vision and eye care, Optometrists and Ophthalmologists on staff, Vision and Fye examinations, treatment of eye disease, cataract surgery, foreign body removal, threshold visual field analysis, contact lenses, glasses (large selection of inexpensive to designer eyewear), low vision aids for the visually impaired, and vision therapy for learning related vision problems. ol lunc Christmas was in the air Dec. 4 when Plumas District Hospital thanked volunteers with its annual scholarship luncheon. Hostesses for the day were Sharon Thon, Holly Schreiber and Mary Edwards. Volunteers brought toys for Sheriff's Toy Land drive and food for the C.A.N. Pro- gram. Nancy Bohne provided Christmas music on her keyboard. PDH board member, Fred Thon, thanked volunteers for their many years Of service to the hospital, and reminisced about past fair parades and various other activities. Longtime member Sylvia Broyles was awarded life membership for serving the volunteers for more than 16 years. She also helped with the original organization of the hospital volunteers in 1978. The highlight of the lun- cheon was the drawing for the many gifts donated by local merchants to support the scholarship. The volun- teers award three scholar- ships annually to local stu- dents pursuing a degree in medical related studies. 11 ii Come in & see!i We have something i~ for everyone i Forest Stationers (530) 283-2266 II Monday - Friday am - pm 9:00 5:30 Joil us for a Eve diOl~er special... Also serving our regular menu! 0pel/Wedl/esday, Lorr 81st I Please call for reservatio0s 384 W. Main St., 0uincy, & prici0g 283-5300 The Girl from Kansas The story of the author's life as she recalled it in the late 1980s and the early 1990s. Out of that period comes this book. Lois was not a professional writer, but she possessed a tidy mind for details and a sharp memory. She recalls particularly well the 1920-1930 era when she grew up in Kansas. She lived for a time in the Ozarks region of southeast Kansas, an area she loved. World War II finally wrought a change in her life that made her a Californian for her last 63 years. She grew up under harsh conditions, and she recalls and describes the memories in ways that will cause them to resonate with many seniors. Readers may find particularly interesting her description of her grandparents' rural home and farm west of Sedan, Kansas. She adapted well to a new life in California, maturing into a complete person, ready to rear her family of six children and curious about the world in which she lived: socially, geographi- cally, and in nature. Living in a modern world where families seemed to destruct on all hands, she brought her children to full, rich lives in which they accomplished worthwhile goals. This book is being published posthumously. 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