Copper Basin News Celebrating More Than 50 Years of News Coverage in the Copper Basin Vol. 53 No. 14 Wednesday, April 6, 2011 Periodicals Postage Paid at Hayden, Arizona 85235 50 Cents Family to honor slain deputy, Part Three Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness ... It’s a beautiful time of year to visit Aravaipa but you have to get permits if you want to go. There are still some permits left in April. Check out https://www.blm.gov/az/ aravaipa/hikingcalendar.cfm to reserve one. (Lana Jones photos) By Becky Drew On May 11, 2011, the Drew family of Kearny will honor their ancestor, Edward Landers Drew. EL was a Deputy Sheriff for Pinal County and stationed at Ray. He was killed in a shoot out at the Saloon of Dick Remington (or Pennington) in Sonoratown. I have included parts of the family story (so as to make sense of where the Drews came from and just how they ended up). This is by no means a complete story as it is much longer. Help us honor EL Drew and those other brave lawmen of the area, some who gave their lives and others who dedicated their lives to make it a safe place to live. Edward Landers 1865-1911 In 1883 Ed entered into an agreement to purchase from “E. Sydow & Co. of Johnson, Cochise Co. the following team. 1- 2½ iron axe Studebaker wagon, 1- 2 ¼ iron axe Studebaker wagon used as trail five mules colors 2-yellow, 1-bay, 1-blue, 1-brown, one roan horse, all now employed and used in hauling coke & freight at present for Cochise Copper Company.” The cost of the 5 mules, 1 horse and 2 wagons was $300.00. He was 18 years old. Ed got a contract to haul coke to the mining town of Johnson, from Russellville, just east of the Dragoon Mountains at Dragoon Circuit [C. 1884]. The Ladies, bring your mothers, grandmothers, sisters, daughters, aunts, and nieces to Winkelman, Saturday, April 9, for the Copper Basin Women’s Expo 2011: a special celebration, catering to all aspects of women’s lives, both personal and professional. Starting at 10 a.m., ending Dragoons are about 16 miles north of Tombstone and was the former stronghold of the Apache Chief Cochise. Ed had two twenty-mule teams and four wagons; each wagon held a carload of coke. The wagons had one line called a jerk line, which fastens to the bridles bits of the first left-hand mule. When you wanted the team to turn to the right, you would jerk the line and call “gee-gee”; to turn left you would just pull the line. The first two mules are the leaders, and they are fastened together with a lightweight iron bar. The two mules hitched closest to the wagon were See Drew, Page 5 Edward Landers Drew, c. 1905 Copper Basin Women’s Expo is this Saturday at 6 p.m., the Women’s Expo, to be held at the Hayden School District Lobby, promises to be a fun and informative time, with door prizes and drawings held all day. Admission is $3 or three cans of food, and the first 50 ladies get a free gift bag, filled with coupons and samples. Speakers at the Expo will include Mega 104.3’s Angie Gomez on the subject of small town success; Gila County Victim’s Rights Advocate Liz Fetterman, speaking about victim’s rights and sexting; information on the Pregnancy Care Center’s Mission based in Winkelman from Clare Grochoki of Family First Pregnancy Care Center; an informative speech on Child Dependency Court Advocates from CASA Director Cecilia Gonzales; and, information from the Central Arizona College Small Business Department Veronica Bracamonte will be demonstrating as a representative of Pampered Chef. Other demonstrations will include Exercises by Abby McDougal; Self Defense Tactics, and Exercises by Nancy Hinojos Booths will include Watkins Naturals, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Central Arizona College, Lia Sophia Jewelry, Memory Works, Weichart Realty, St. Vincent De Paul, Scentsy, Masseuse (tentative), CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), RSVP(Retired Senior Volunteer Program) There will also be concessions, and a cake walk, provided by HaydenWinkelman Little League. Hard at Work ... Sam Hosler is just one of the many ArtUs who will have their creations on exhibit at The Little Gallery through May 12. (Vicki Clark photo) By Vicki Clark The Gila Pueblo College art class, also known as ‘ArtUs,’ is returning to The Little Gallery in Kearny for its 7th annual show with an opening reception Sunday, April 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. The exhibit is hosted by the Church of the Good Shepherd and will remain in The Little Gallery until May 12. The reception is open to the public and refreshments will be served. This annual event showcases a group of Copper Basin area artists who for the most part have been together for over 15 years. Although sponsored through the college, ArtUs is more than just a class, according to Patricia Lewis, who is the instructor, and mentor of the group. “We share and care for one another and it shows in the work that’s accomplished.” All work on display is new and has been completed within the last year. The group is made up of people from Dudleyville to Riverside, and all points in between, including Kearny and Hayden, and they even have a student traveling from Globe to attend the class. All the artists started their journey into the creative world in much the same way, a classroom situation and a dream. Several winter visitors are also part of the group. Artists in the group are free to explore whatever subject matter and medium interests them and the results are spectacular according to Lewis. Mostly the group works in oils, but oil pastels, acrylics, pencil and charcoal are also included. Also a part of this year’s show will be works from the Monday drawing class, also led by Lewis. Exhibitors are from all walks of life, age groups, and levels of experience and offer an unique look into what can be accomplished when people who share the same interest get together and do what they love. Students studying, associated, and/or showing with the group this year include Lina Cruz, Cobina Martinez, Darlene Dull, Gary Hill, Ellen Endsley, Vicki Clark, Frankie Olmos, Elly John, Louisa Barber, Richard Olejniczak, Billie Leep, Sam Hosler, Guyrene Ward, Gladys Martinez, Peg Middleton, Joyce Palmer, Carmen Espinoza, Jean Sullivan, Donna Gennicks, Carol Hosler, Jan Sterling and Nancy MacClennen. “Pat” Lewis holds an Art Education Masters degree from Arizona State University and has taught painting, drawing and design at both the elementary school and college levels. She is an artist in her own right who has worked in several mediums. Lewis has been with the class ArtUs exhibit set to open Sunday at the Little Gallery See ArtUs, Page 6 The Easter Egg-spress will make annual stops in Kearny, Hayden Sneak Preview ... The ArtUs Exhibit will feature works like these for the public to enjoy. The Opening Reception is Sunday, April 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. and the public is invited. (Vicki Clark photo) The Town of Kearny is hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 23, at Hubbard Park, starting promptly at 9 a.m. The Town of Hayden’s Easter Egg hunt will also be held April 23 at 10 a.m. at Hastings Park.