Arts & Entertainment Along the Copper Corridor Volume 6, Number 7 â€˘ May 2013
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Self Defense Developing Character VI
“The word of a Samurai was a sufficient guarantee for the truthfulness of an assertion.” This leads us to discuss the fifth virtue of bushido, Honesty. To tell a
lie was thought to be cowardly. In western culture a Knight swore an oath to be upright and tell the truth even if it meant their death. Interestingly enough, most
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Samurai felt that their word carried such weight that no oath was or should have been necessary. Even today we use euphemisms like “Honesty is the best policy.” But
how many of us constantly lament the fact that in so many areas of our life, we lack trust in people, businesses, corporations, institutions, and certainly politics. And I must admit
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that under certain circumstances, especially where a person’s feeling can be unnecessarily hurt, tact and discretion would be a wiser course of action. No sane male would ever want to answer the question, “Do I look fat in this dress?” One comic suggested that the only proper response would be to immediately fall to the floor and feign a heart attack. Humor aside, it would be refreshing to be able to rely on a person’s character and be assured of the truthfulness in their dealings with others. Veracity, Integrity, and Promise-Keeping must be taught – by someone, or why be surprised when we often find it missing. When I taught Police Cadets, I reminded them that a truth hidden or omitted was a lie. Mr. Weber is the chief instructor at the Aikido
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Dr. John P. Huntington, D.C. A “principle” is defined as a “comprehensive or fundamental law.” Gravity is a good example. If you jump off the roof, be prepared to hit the ground, as the “principle” of gravity is constant and can be dangerous to ignore! Principle-Centered Healthcare refers to learning and then aligning with the laws of nature - and man’s history - to help us take actions that can improve health and happiness. This is what Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, was referring to when he said “Illnesses do not come upon us out of the blue. They are developed from small daily sins against nature. When enough sins have accumulated illness will suddenly appear.” Extreme examples of this are easy to see. Without water we die. Without sleep we suffer. Without movement the body wastes away. What can be harder to recognize is how more subtle shifts in our food and water quality, our movement and rest habits, or a lessening of our time spent outdoors can destroy health and happiness. We begin a new life when our actions of eating, moving, thinking and relating are guided by principles. We are already
performing these actions – they are essential to living. The question is: are they guided by thoughtful reflection or are they guided by thoughtless conformity to convention and habit? We have a choice. There is another way. In ancient China this other way was termed “The Great Way.” This “Way” consisted of six disciplines: self-reflection, eating, exercise, rest and recreation, healing
relationships and right livelihood (i.e. contribution). Dedicating daily time to these disciplines has been the core of all great systems of healing throughout history. We will explore these six areas in future columns. Dr. Huntington practices Chiropractic and Biomedical Acupuncture in Oracle, AZ. He is in his 25th year of practice, and has a Masters Certification in Whiplash
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with many things to see. Among the wildlife you may experience are coatimundi, deer, javalina, hawks and hummingbirds, just to name a few. The panoramic views of the San Pedro Valley and the Galiuro Mountains are beautiful. In Mammoth from Highway 77, head east on East Copper Street, this will turn into BlueBird. Follow BlueBird past Main and you will see the
softball fields. Continue across the San Pedro River the road now turns into East Copper Creek Road. There is a stop sign at River Road. Continue straight, past the Lions Shooting Range and it will become a dirt road. Continue driving until you see the old leach fields, continue forward and stay on the south side of the creek. This can be a rough, rocky road and four-wheel drive is recommended. Some of the sights you will encounter on the way are an old ore dump, a bridge across the creek, and a picture of Budda painted from when there was a mountain bike race through this area years ago. As you continue on there will be old housing pads, rock retainer walls and at the top of the hill the remnants of the old Copper Creek Post Office. At the old post office, veer to the left and park Copper Creek, Page 8 Remains of the Copper Creek Mine. (Nina Crowder photo)
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as Mary Jane could not take the heat anymore. Mary Jane was in the real estate business for 35 years before moving to Casa Grande and when Rick was young she owned an antique store in Connecticut. Rick was exposed at an early age to antiques. After moving to Oracle, Rick started his antique restoration business which back then also included Rick’s Automobile Repair. His first antique job was fixing a chair in Oro Valley. This led to more work. He has since worked on many antiques. Some of the items he has worked on include a Boston rolltop desk owned by an FBI agent, a spinning wheel from Czechoslovakia, an original Wells Fargo desk from Ohio from back in the stage coach days, and a table made in 1860 for a family in Mammoth. The table had the original claw feet legs. The oldest piece he has restored
was a display case from Cokeville, Tennessee circa 1800. Rick restored the original church pews at the Oracle Union Church and the side entrance door. He talks proudly about the restoration of an original room door from the Mountain View Hotel (now the Oracle Baptist Church). It still has “Cabin 5” on it and you can see the name Adelaine carved in it. “Adelaine” was ”Cowboy” Joe Fleiger’s first wife. Rick has had to do some unusual jobs for people wanting to change the function of their antique. He made a sink out of an old Singer sewing machine table. An old wooden stereo cabinet was turned into a bookcase. Rick also works on church doors, kitchen cabinets, furniture, kitchen and house doors. “You have to be diverse in this market,” he said. He has done work in Tucson, Catalina, Oracle, Mammoth, San Manuel, Dudleyville, Casa Grande and Florence. If it is made out of wood he can restore it. Rick allows the customer to pick out their own color of stain and he stands behind his work. He does not do caning or upholstery. If you have furniture to fix, repair or restore, call Rick’s Antique Furniture Restoration at 520-896-0907.
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By John Hernandez It is hard to believe but the Oracle Patio Café will be one year old in May. To celebrate their first anniversary, the Patio Café is bringing back Band Night. The event will be May 11, 2013 from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and seating is limited so tickets must be purchased in advance. Admission includes the show and dinner which will be an American BBQ Buffet. The buffet will have BBQ baby back ribs, chicken, cole slaw, ranch style beans, green salad and cobbler. It is a BYOB event. The Patio Café will have a Band Night once a month which will include a special dinner menu. They are also celebrating a little bit of history by having the Mother Cody Band perform live in the courtyard. Former owner and restaurateur John Wasley said they took the band’s name from his former restaurant. The colorful building has been home to at least four restaurants in its history. In 1978, a group of friends including Wasley, Jim Kelly and Ellie Reed bought the building and turned it into Mother Cody’s. While deciding on a name, restaurateur John Wasley said that if you are going to have a restaurant with home cooking, you have to have “mother” in the name. The group was also involved in organizing the Oracle Historical Society at the time. They had learned of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s ties to Oracle and Mother Cody’s was born. Some of the people that worked there and are still around Oracle include manager Nancy Barry, beverage manager Cinnamon Schieck, Tommy Thompson, and June Rettig. Before the patio was built in the back, Darrell Klesch built a fire pit where the fountain now stands. The restaurant had a beer
Cafe to celebrate first anniversary in May and wine license which was part of the Monkey Wrench Corporation. Parties were held in the back and it became a popular and fun place to be. Mother Cody’s was later sold to George and Sharon Richmond. They turned the area in the back of Mother Cody’s into what they named Pa’s Out Back. They would have entertainment including music and one of the first plays performed by SPATS “Ten Little Indians” was held there. The restaurant would close down and someone tried to open a Mexican restaurant
in the building but it did not last long. Head Chef and owner David Raneri says the restaurant is doing well. “We are happy with the support we get for all the different specials and our very playful menu,” he said. “People are willing to try it and like it. We have been successful with our four course dinners that we have had on Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day and Easter.” Raneri said it was important that the community made it theirs and supported it. “We would like to thank everyone
Oracle Patio Cafe owners Maggie Miller and David and Stacy Raneri welcome all to celebrate the cafe’s anniversary.
that has embraced the Patio Café,” he said. The Patio Café is located at 270 E. American Avenue.
For more information about café visit their website, oraclepatiocafe.com, or call (520) 896-7615.
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Arboretum Continued from Page 7 Be the ﬁrst to see Frank’s new works of art during Oracle Artist Studio Tour May 4 & 5
fame with this quote “a nice girl should never go anywhere without a loaded gun and a big knife” and other observations of life on the Arizona frontier that are chronicled in These is
My Words, written by Nancy E. Turner. A popular title over the years at the surprisingly wellstocked gift shop at Boyce Thompson Arboretum, These is My Words is an iconic tale of Grand Canyon State history. Fans of the book, and reading in general, will gather May 4 as the Arboretum launches a new book club for all who enjoy reading, history, and the Sonoran Desert. The book club will meet May 4 (Saturday) at 2:00 p.m. in the lecture room of the historic Smith Building; book club attendance is free if you’re a BTA member or hold an annual state parks pass; included with $9 daily admission for those who don’t. What does the future hold for this informal club of literature-
lovers? Johnson hopes to arrange visits and readings by Arizona authors – and provide interesting refreshments (a jug of prickly pear lemonade is likely at the debut!) shared by participants. Want more info, or to RSVP as a book club attendee? Email Vicki at BTABookClub@msn.com, or call her at 480.688.3342. May 4, Saturday, Concert with Jim Pipkin, 5-7 p.m. Mesa performing songwriter Jim Pipkin helped create the Arboretum’s popular November live music festival and shares his talent at events such as the Superior historic home tour. May 4 he’ll perform original songs that breathe life into ballads about miners, outlaws and Arizona characters from Territorial days from 5-7
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p.m. on the flagstone courtyard in front of the historic Smith Building; the concert’s free to BTA annual members and AZ State Parks pass-holders – and included with $9 admission for all others. Connect with Jim Preview a few of his original songs at http://www.jimpipkin. com. May 11, Saturday, Learn Your Lizards Guided Walk, 8 a.m. Authors Kurt and Cindy Radamaker are the special guest tour guides for the season debut of this guided outing for kids – and all who enjoy Arizona’s most common, colorful and charismatic little reptiles. Walks continue each month during the summer. Preview the outing – view this brief YouTube Lizard Walk video clip posted by Arboretum volunteer and videographer Mike Rolfe http://bit.ly/ YEwJIi. This short film showcases the Arboretum’s special guest tour guide and shows you some of the scenes and gardens explored on this walk. May 25, Saturday, Butterfly Guided Walk, 8:30 a.m. Guided butterfly walks at 8:30 a.m. resume May 25, Saturday, with ASU Professor Ron Rutowski and Southwest Monarch Research coordinator Gail Morris here to lead the walk. Marceline Vandewater leads the next one July 27, and then Ron Rutowski and Gail Morris return as leaders August 24. Read about Central Arizona Butterfly Association events around the state with a visit to the website http://www. cazba.org. Marceline reported these early-season sightings April 14: Red Admiral, Texan Crescent, Pipevine Swallowtail, American Snout, Queen, Spring Azure, Sleepy Orange, Two-tailed Swallowtail, California Patch, Dainty Sulphur, Giant Swallowtail, Painted Lady, Elada Checkerspot and Common Buckeye Arboretum. For more information about the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, please visit them online at http://bit.ly/15xsxBs or call them at 520-689-2811.
Published on Apr 23, 2013