Arts & entertainment Along the Copper Corridor Volume 6, Number 5 • March 2013
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Self Defense Developing Character IV
By Steve Weber Defending those too weak to defend themselves, granting mercy to the vanquished, feeling sympathy for the suffering of the misfortunate, and expressing affection
through gentleness toward the vulnerable, explain the warriors’ code as defined by the virtue of “Benevolence.” From ancient times through the modern era, Knightly virtues placed a burden on
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the brave and the strong to perfect a balanced life. Obviously this was not always achieved, but the goals were, and still remain, noble! Cultures around the world encouraged the warrior class to study the classics, poetry, art, music, etc. Great emphasis was placed on these “high manners.” Hardness of spirit is necessary to face the rigors of battle, but it must be tempered with softness for one to be just and honorable. However, warriors were taught that thoughtless charity
weakens the spirit by allowing for self-indulgence. Quoting from a typical translation of a verse attributed to a Prince of Shirakawa: “Though they may wound your feelings, these three you have only to forgive, the breeze that scatters your flowers, the cloud that hides your moon, and the man who tries to pick a fight with you.” Nobility of character defines the “perfect knight.” Even if it is never achieved, what a wondrous quest it is. In the complex time in which
we live, nothing appears to be more important than our ability to respect and live peacefully with one another. Benevolence is a virtue that should remind the strong and powerful in our society to remember that just because they can doesn’t mean they should. Mr. Weber is the chief instructor at the Aikido Academy of Self-Defense located at 16134 North Oracle Road, in Catalina. He has more than 40 years of experience in the Martial Arts and has achieved skills in a variety of disciplines. He also teaches Tai-Chi with classes on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to
Steve Weber noon and Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. Please call (520) 8258500 for information regarding these and other programs. If you wish, check out the website at www. AikidoAcademyOfArizona. com.
Family campout program offered at state parks in March, April (Phoenix, Arizona - February 22, 2013) - Arizona State Parks’ Arizona Family Campout Program is designed for families who have little or no experience camping. The program is intended to introduce families to the great experiences that can be shared with their family and inspire them to continue to explore the great outdoors. The State Parks that are participating in this program are: Lost Dutchman in Apache
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Dr. John P. Huntington, D.C. By John Huntington By now, many New Year’s resolutions have been made, worked a bit, then a bit less, then dropped, leaving one more ‘failure’ notch on our self-help gun belts. You know the drill - You reach a point of frustration with an unwanted condition (you’re too fat, too skinny, low energy, depressed) and then “finally” commit to “really do what it takes this time” to fix this problem. This
Continued from Page 2 and younger and pets cannot attend this program. To register or for more information, visit AZStateParks.com/family. The Arizona Family Campout Program is made possible by an AmeriCorps grant through the Arizona Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism. AmeriCorps is a National Service initiative, promoted and supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The Program is also supported by a generous donation of equipment by LowerGear Backpacking Center. For information about all 27 Arizona State Parks, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Programs and State Historic Preservation Office call (602) 542-4174 (outside of the Phoenix metro area call tollfree (800) 285-3703), visit the website and online camping reservations at AZStateParks. com, Twitter/Facebook AZStateParks.
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decision is accompanied by self-criticism, fear, worry and guilt which you then use to motivate you to Just Do It till you either make or break. The suffering experienced by being self-critical eventually stops you from even admitting things you do want to change. One more one more “have to” hanging over your head is not a recipe for a fun day! Most people unconsciously use what could be called a Do-Have-Be approach to accomplishment. This means that by “doing” certain actions you will then “have” certain results which will put you in a desired “state of being” (happy, fit, at peace, etc.). This assumes we can change what we “do” (eating, moving, thinking, feeling) without improving the way we “are” (our “state of being”). It also falsely assumes that by “having” your desired goal, you will automatically be happy and fulfilled. Look at the pop-stars who “had” what most would think would cause them to “be” happy, yet lost their lives to drugs and
depression. A better approach is BeDo-Have, which is a central message in spiritual traditions around the world. Here the power to improve your health and happiness lies first in your “ways of being.” Suppose we could make needed lifestyle changes, while at the same time choosing “kinder ways of being” – experiencing more self-appreciation, satisfaction, peace and enjoyment. Can you see we might succeed more in making permanent change when we stop beating ourselves up? There is a great gift in taking the mental/emotional leap to self-love. By choosing to “Be” a person that appreciates your current condition, honors your own history and recognizes you are “perfectly imperfect,” you will be much happier RIGHT NOW! And, with happiness and ease, you can make changes more quickly, enjoyably and with greater certainty. Dr. Huntington practices Chiropractic, Biomedical Acupuncture and Physio-
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Roping, parade, carnival and more: Kearny’s Pioneer Days on track for March 21-24 Pioneer Days “Legends and Lore” is March 21-24 at Pioneer Park in Kearny, with the opening at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday with
food and merchandise vendors, Frazier Shows carnival entertainment and at 7:30 p.m. the announcement of the
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all evening long. The parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at Airport Road and ends at the General Kearny Inn on Alden Road. The Saturday activities begin at Pioneer Park at noon and continue through midnight. There will also be a softball tournament sponsored by Little League that will take place all weekend adjacent to Pioneer Park. To find Pioneer Park follow Tilbury across the tracks turn right on Airport drive and park beyond the Little League parks. Kearny is located on Highway 177, nestled between the Dripping Springs Mountains and the Tortilla Mountains 22 miles south of Superior and 45 miles north of Oracle.
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Wild cats, hawks, bats, reptiles, ranching are March is Arizona Cultural Heritage Awareness Month and Oracle State Park for Environmental Education is bringing a full line-up of wildlife and natural history programs to its Saturday and Sunday calendar. In addition, tours of the historic Kannally ranch house, guided bird walks every first and third Saturday, and guided hikes every second and fourth Saturday will continue. The park, which features scenic mountain vistas and pristine oak-woodlands, is open on weekends through April. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission is $7 per vehicle at the gate on Mt. Lemmon Rd. in Oracle. Nearly all programs, events, and hikes are free with park admission but reservations are requested by calling the park at 520-896-2425. Event details are also posted on the park website: www.azstateparks.com/ Parks/ORAC. Wildlife video showings
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3-5PM. • March 9: “Cattle & Grasslands: a History of Ranching in Southeastern AZ”, a presentation of the Arizona Humanities Council with Robin Pinto from the UofA, begins at noon in the ranch house. Her talk includes ecological, political, and economic issues and events that influence the history of cattle and ranching. Because there are so many interrelated issues, Robin will welcome questions. Reservations required. • March 10: Geology Walk with Bob Scarborough begins at noon.
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Oracle Historical Society announces free Saturday guided museum tours If you’re heading to the Oracle State Park on a Saturday, why not stop first at the Acadia Ranch Museum in Oracle and take a guided tour? Guided tours of the historic Acadia Ranch Museum have been scheduled every Saturday by Oracle Historical Society. The 45-minute Saturday tours start at 12:30 p.m. There is no admission charge for visiting the museum, which is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. It is located at 825 E. Mt. Lemmon Highway, just off American Ave. in the center of Oracle. The ranch house was built in the 1880s and used over the years as headquarters for a sheep ranch, boarding house, health resort, post office, and family home. It was named the Acadia after the settlement in Nova Scotia where the original family had lived. Purchased by the historical society in 1978, the Acadia features an original kitchen, displays of native American artifacts, diorama of Oracle in 1912, a variety of themed vintage photographs of Oracle people involved in their everyday pursuits, and many other informative exhibits. Special group tours can be scheduled at other times by calling the museum at 520-896-9609. Information is also available at www. OracleHistoricalSociety. org.
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McGee, not Babeu, first Republican Sheriff in Pinal By John Hernandez On the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office website there is a statement listed under “About PCSO” that outlines Sheriff Paul Babeu’s background and history. The statement reads: “Sheriff Babeu won his first term in 2008 [... and] became the first Republican elected in the history of Pinal County (founded in 1875).” This statement is not historically accurate. It takes away a man’s legacy that was duly earned with his service as a deputy, Arizona Ranger and the Sheriff of Pinal County. That man was James E. McGee. James McGee was born Jan. 2, 1870 in Crawford County, Arkansas. At the age of five, James traveled from Arkansas to California with his family. Their journey by “prairie schooner” took over a year. The family settled in Tulare County where James’ father Benjamin took up farming. James grew up here and received his education in the public schools and working around the family farm. He also learned to trail and track animals and men. He moved to Arizona. in 1893. In 1894, he helped capture Oscar Rogers, a notorious train robber, at Adondo Wells about 35 miles from Yuma. Rogers and some other men had robbed a Southern Pacific Railroad train near Maricopa Station. A few weeks later McGee was offered a job as a Deputy Sheriff for Pinal County. He accepted the position and began his career in law enforcement. After the Arizona Rangers were established in 1901, McGee often found himself riding with a ranger while looking for cattle rustlers and horse thieves. In 1904, McGee was offered an appointment in the Rangers and accepted. By 1905, he was promoted to Sergeant by Captain Tom Rynning, leader of the Arizona Rangers. As a Ranger he helped arrest
cattle rustlers, horse thieves, robbers and murderers. In 1906, at the mining camp of Silver Bell near Tucson, he caught and arrested Ramon Castro, who had beat his wife to death with a hammer. That same year in Silver Bell, McGee had a narrow escape from death. Librado Marcus had become enraged at McGee for arresting a friend of his. Marcus snuck up behind McGee and placed his cocked pistol against the back of McGee’s head. Without turning, McGee reached behind him and grabbed Marcus’ gun. Marcus pulled the trigger but the hammer fell on McGee’s thumb. McGee was able to wrestle Marcus to the ground and arrest him. McGee would resign from the Rangers later in the year to run for Sheriff of Pinal County. In the Nov. 14, 1906 edition of the Bisbee Daily Review newspaper, it was reported that “James McGee, until recently a Sergeant in the ranger company, was elected Sheriff of Pinal County at the election last week. He was a candidate on the Republican ticket. It is stated that Mr. McGee is the first Republican Sheriff ever elected in Pinal. He is regarded as a good officer and is known to a good many in Douglas, having made many trips here during his service as a ranger.” McGee had run against Democrat John G. Keating. Although Keating took the vote in Florence 72 to 62, when the votes from the rest of the county townships came in, McGee won in a landslide with 315 votes to Keating’s 228. Keating replaced Sheriff Thomas N. Wills from Mammoth who had been elected to the Pinal County Board of Supervisors. McGee would be re-elected in 1908. In 1911, he lost the election to Democrat Charles Foreman however, Foreman died before he could take office. The Pinal County Board of Supervisors, made up of Democrats,
decided to appoint Democrat E. J. McCarthy to the position of Sheriff. McGee refused to give up his position as Sheriff and challenged the Board’s decision in court. In November of 1912, McGee won the court decision and was reinstated as Sheriff of Pinal County. He would serve until April 1914 when he died suddenly while in office. He is buried in the old historical cemetery in Florence. His replacement was selected in a unique way by the Pinal County Board of Supervisors. They placed the names of three candidates in a hat and had an independent party draw the name. Henry Hall was the selection. As Sheriff, McGee made the arrests of “Big Ed” Fondren and A.J. Daggs, the murderers of Bob Stewart and George Hunter at Superior. One paper called it the “Superior Massacre.” Hunter and Daggs had been brutally killed in an ambush along with one of their horses and their two dogs. The killings were over a mining claim. Hunter was a deputy sheriff of Pinal County
at the time of his death. In April of 1908, McGee led the hunt for Simon Escalante and Ramon Marquez from Mexico. The two Mexicans had been hanging around the town of Mammoth for days occasionally working as cowboys. One morning, they entered the saloon of John Dubois to rob him. They shot Dubois twice in the arm and once in the neck and then fled with some money and Dubois’ gun. Dubois lived but could not identify the robbers only giving a physical description of them and that they were Mexicans. Seven days later McGee and his Deputies tracked and caught Marquez and Escalante and charged them with the shooting. They were found in possession of Dubois gun. In 1913 while entering a bar in Ray-Sonora to break up a fight, McGee was forced to shoot Luccio Mendoza. An Arizona Republic reporter once wrote of McGee: “Few Sheriffs have equaled him in efficiency. As a rider and rifle and pistol shot he probably surpasses all other Arizonians, and he does not
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know what fear is. The criminal element of the county, and it is not small, has great fear of him.” Author’s note: This article was not written to take away from Sheriff Babeu’s accomplishments but to correct an error. His election as a Republican in a county that has historically voted Democrat was quite an achievement although the last election
showed that the county is trending Republican. The issue of being the first Republican elected in the history of Pinal County was played up in many national and state television news reports and newspapers. We only hope a correction is made, at least on the Pinal County website. It is only fair that Sheriff James E. McGee retain his rightful place in history.
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At the Arizona Renaissance Festival: whip cracker attempts new record Don’t miss nine-time Guinness World Record holder Adam Winrich, Whip Cracker Extraordinaire at the 25th annual Arizona Renaissance Festival as he attempts to add a tenth Guinness record to his list of feats. ADAM CRACK attempted to add a new GUINNESS record; most flowers cracked from the mouth in
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Handbell virtuoso Anderson to perform in Gold Canyon The Performing Arts Series of Gold Canyon United Methodist Church proudly presents internationally renowned handbell virtuoso Christine Anderson in concert in the incredible acoustics of the church’s 1200-seat sanctuary on Sunday, March 10 at 3:00 pm. The solo handbell artistry of Christine is worldrenowned. With finesse, grace and technical dexterity, Christine has thrilled audiences in all 50 states and 25 countries around the world. Her fans will tell you that you will not be the same after hearing and seeing Christine play. Doug Benton, the church’s Director of Music Ministries says, “I have known Christine since the mid-70s, and I can tell you she has rung more handbells in concert than any other person living or dead! She is truly an exceptional musician. You will not believe what you see and hear!” Christine began her ringing career at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Ft. Lauderdale, FL in 1972, ringing or directing 6 handbells choirs, and began conducting workshops and festivals around the country. She rang her first handbell solo in 1980, discovering the gift that would define her life’s work, and produced a video, Voices in
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downtown Globe from 9 am to 3 pm. The last tour leaves at 3 pm. Cost is $15 a person and $10 for children under 12. Visitors will receive a commemorative copper ticket which will give them access to several territorialera homes and buildings in the historic mining town of Globe. A fleet of vehicles will take visitors to each stop, where hosts will give an overview of the building and its history. Participants can spend as much time as desired at each stop. This year’s tour includes six homes that were built between the years of 1915 and 1925. Craftsman cottages, homes that cling to the hillside and a renovation project in process are featured. Copper Country Quilters will have their annual Pieces of Friendship show at the old courthouse through the month of March. Visitors to the Home Tour are invited to enjoy the lovely quilts on display. An antique show at the Globe High School has become a favorite part of Home Tour weekend. The show, featuring antiques and collectibles, also is part of the Home Tour admission. Visitors to the Home Tour can purchase tickets in advance by calling the chamber at 928-425-4495. Tickets will be available both days of the tour at the old train depot on Broad Street in downtown Globe. All in all, it promises to be a busy weekend for visitors to Globe-Miami. For more information on the Historic Home Tour and related activities, contact the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce at 800-8045623.
Blood along the Cañon del Oro By John Hernandez The Cañon del Oro, the “Canyon of Gold” in Spanish, is a remote canyon in the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson. Through the canyon runs the perennial creek known as the Cañada del Oro. The creek is fed by rain and melted snow from the north face of Mount Lemmon. The creek flows northward towards the town of Oracle and then curves southward to the town of Oro Valley. It probably got its name from the Spanish explorers that discovered gold in the area in the 17th century. It has a history of mining activity after the Civil War when American prospectors began searching the area for gold. The legendary “Mine with the Iron Door/Lost Escalante Mine” is reported to be somewhere in the canyon area. The area during the Apache Wars was also the scene of a number of encounters with Apaches including battles between Americans, Mexicans, and the U.S. Cavalry. It is believed that the Pinal and Aravaipa people first encountered the Americans at the Canyon del Oro in 1850. In 1859, the Canyon was the site of the first recorded treaty between the United States and the Pinal and Aravaipa Apaches. Negotiations had begun in March. At that
time it was agreed that the parties would meet again two weeks later at Canyon del Oro. On March 22, Captain Ewell and his troops, reported as 100 dragoons from Fort Buchanan set up camp in the Cañon del Oro. Colonel Walker, agent of the Pima and Maricopa Indians accompanied Ewell as well as citizens from Tucson looking to trade with the Apaches if the negotiations went well. The Apaches showed up in small groups in the afternoon. After surveying the situation, the rest of the band came into the canyon. The newspapers reported that there were over 300 warriors and six hundred women, children and old men in attendance. On the arrival of Dr. Steck, the Apache agent, the treaty was made. The Pinals agreed not to raid or harm the Americans in exchange the government would provide goods and provisions on a regular basis. Arizona newspapers, which did not distinguish between the different bands and clans of Apaches, were reporting that the Pinals had broken the treaty within a month. The Tucson newspaper wrote editorials calling for more military action against the Indians. The Canyon del Oro was along the road from Tucson to Camp Grant
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which had been reestablished in 1866. The road was isolated and dangerous as Apaches roamed the area freely. There was nothing between Tucson and Camp Grant. Oracle and Mammoth did not exist, nor did the Steam Pump Ranch. The only known ranch in the area was established by Francisco Romero around 1844. It was located in part of what is now Catalina State Park. The Apaches knew that freighters and travelers between Tucson and the fort, which was established
where the San Pedro River and Aravaipa Creek meet, usually traveled on the road without military escort. They knew that the freight wagons carried lots of supplies for the military and for the stores which supplied goods for the ranchers and farmers that were starting to settle in the area around Camp Grant. The years from 1864 to 1871 were a very violent and dangerous time for settlers in Arizona, especially those that traveled outside of the large towns or attempted to settle in areas far away
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Blood Continued from Page 13 Valley had more than their share of the violence during the Apache wars. To understand the depth of violence and frequency of attacks by the Apaches, there was a petition to President Ulysses S. Grant dated Oct. 14, 1871 that was printed in the Arizona Miner newspaper. Attached to the petition was a list of 301 names
of people killed in the Territory of Arizona by the Apaches since 1864. At the time it was estimated that those killed amounted to ten percent of the adult population in Arizona. A list of some of the Apache raids and some of those killed in the Copper Corridor area is provided. In May 1867, three Mexicans were murdered between Tucson and Camp Grant. The Mexicans worked for Jesus M. Elias
at his ranch near Camp Grant. Later the same night, the Elias ranch was attacked. Jesus Elias was at Camp Grant, where he was often used as a guide for the military. His brother Juan was wounded in the neck and shoulder by a shotgun blast. Some people believed it was an assassination attempt intended for Jesus. The Elias family had been fighting the Apaches for years.
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Nugget On Jun. 4, 1867, a Mexican worker named Francisco was murdered on the ranch of Jesus M. Elias. Elias was in the field near the attack but was able to hide from the Apaches. He would be one of the leaders of the Tucson vigilantes who participated in the Camp Grant Massacre in 1871. He would guide the Americans, Mexicans and Papagos (Tohono O’odham) to the Aravaipa village where the massacre took place. His brother LANDalso LISTINGs NOT INinAD Juan participated the massacre. Jun. 4, 1867 - the ranch of Israel, Tommalson & Co. was attacked by Indians. Mr. Tommalson was killed by a spear thrust through his lung. May 14, 1868 - a train of three wagons one belonging to Tully & Ochoa and two to Mariano were attacked on the road to Camp Grant by seven Indians. The men drove off the attackers, killing two and bringing in their scalps as trophies. The owners of the wagons divided $300 among the seven men who were with the wagons
and helped drive off the Indians. Jul. 16, 1868 - Elonzo M. Erwin murdered at Camp Grant. Dec. 10, 1868 - Indians endeavored to fire a ranch at Camp Grant and stole a government mule. Jul. 24, 1869 - a Mexican named Corozozo was murdered near Camp Grant. Feb. 26, 1869 - Indians attack the train of Thomas Venable near Camp Grant. They murdered two men, Price and Davis, wounded one, captured 80 mules and destroyed two wagons. Mar. 23, 1869 - a white man was murdered near Camp Grant. May 11, 1869 - between Tucson and Camp Grant, three men were murdered. Sept. 30, 1879 - Fred L. Austin a merchant and a party of 12 men were attacked by approximately 150 Apaches on the road from Tucson to Camp Grant. They fought them from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. when troops from Camp Grant arrived. Oct. 1, 1879 - Captain E.F. Bernard of the First Cavalry followed the band
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of Apaches that had taken a train on the road from Tucson to Camp Grant. They trailed the Indians to the Aravaipa Mountains. They found 300 Apaches there and were “obliged to retreat.” Jan. 8, 1870 - Samuel Brown and J. Simms were murdered by Indians at the San Pedro settlement and their team captured. Apr. 18, 1870 - Indians visited Camp Grant and stole three horses from Captain Hind’s wagon, and four mules, the property of C. Conwell. Jun. 25, 1870 - Indians attacked a prospecting party near Cottonwood Springs, on the road from Florence to Camp Grant, wounded Messrs. Myers, Johns, and Curtis, and captured the wagon and its effects valued at about $2,000. Feb. 14, 1871 - Hind’s and Hooker’s herd at Infantry Camp, was attacked, when two herders were killed and their arms captured by the savage assailants. Later in the day the camp sentinels were fired upon. Feb. 15, 1871 - Indians attacked Lt. Riley and ten men while guarding a government herd, near Infantry Camp in the Pinal Mountains, killed one soldier, wounded two others and captured about seventy heads of mules and a number of cattle. (Infantry Camp was established by General Stoneman and located about 6 miles west of present day Miami at the Pinal Ranch near the headwaters of Mineral and Pinto Creeks. It would later be moved further west and renamed Camp Pinal then Camp Picket Post near the town of present day Superior) Mar. 10, 1871 - Mr. Ainza’s train, in route to Infantry Camp, with government supplies,
March 2013 was attacked by a large band of Indians, and two teamsters were killed and one wounded. On the same day, Indians attacked the train of Manuel Ynigo between Camp Grant and Pinal, killing one soldier, one Mexican and capturing sixteen mules. Apr. 10, 1871 - A.J. Jackson murdered by Indians at San Pedro. Apr. 12, 1871 - a band of Indians from the Camp Grant Reservation, swept over the San Pedro Valley, killing Mr. Long, Mr. McKenzie, E. Unter and Oury Chapin and wounding Nicholas Lopes. Sept. 10, 1871 - Indians fired into a detachment of Pinal prospectors, killed one man and two horses. Sept. 13, 1871 - a mail rider and a stock herder murdered by Indians two miles from Tucson, the mail captured and
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On Saturday the adults compete in the mining competition for a $2000 purse. Only 25 entrants will be in the contest so don’t wait to sign up. Every competitor has a chance to win 1 of 5, $50 bills! You’ll find entry forms on the Chamber website, Porter’s Cafe or call Pete Casillas at 520-8270692. Entry forms are also available at Save Money Market or Porter’s Cafe. When the sun goes down on Saturday you’ll enjoy the music of the ever popular Angie Gomez and the Power Drive Band. You can sip a beer in the Beer Garden and dance the night away.
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*Excluding Jewelry and Vintage Antiques & Collectibles. Coupon expires 3/31/13
The Golden Goose Thrift Shop is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization.
Carlotta Copper. Check out the entire schedule on the Chamber website at www. superiorarizonachamber.org or call 520-689-0200 or 602625-3151.
Valid 2/27/13 3/10/13 Carry out only
2161 Rockcliffe Blvd. Oracle
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Published on Feb 27, 2013