Friday, February 15, 2008

Part of Our World World - Ajo, Arizona

Most of our world exists far from the news centers. Terror and politics are far, far away. The news from that part of our world will probably never change the course of history or be of much interest outside of a small circle. Nevertheless, whatever happens there is big news to those who live in those small places.

Since 1916, the Ajo Copper News has been the weekly newspaper serving Ajo, Why, & Lukeville in Southwestern Arizona and will for many more years. And we all wish the Ajo Copper News webmaster all the best and get well soon.

February 13, 2008

• The Ajo Historical Society has had a new security system installed at the museum.

• The Pima County Sheriff's Department is advising residents to make sure they lock their doors before retiring for the night following multiple reports of a prowler.

• The Western Pima County Community Council met last Thursday. Topics included Pima Community College educational opportunities; a letter from Judge Kearney about court in Ajo; the community garden consortium, updates about law enforcement, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, skatepark status, and a report from county supervisor Sharon Bronson's office.

• Activities for the week include a Valentine's dance, rummage and food sales, Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association field trips, and lectures and storytime at the library.

• Oscar Perez, 49, died February 4, 2008, in a Phoenix hospital. The family is asking for donations to pay for funeral arrangements through Douglass Funeral Home.

• Happy Birthday Hoppy & Moppy David!

• Carmen Maya is celebrating her 85th birthday on Valentine's Day.

(The webmaster is recovering from surgery and will be undergoing chemotherapy. Web news may be delayed.)

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Gayle said...

The town I live closest too is something like that, only a bit larger. One weekly newspaper is all that is published. Hop said on the link that you left that Ajo wasn't Mayberry, but was pretty close to it. If it weren't for the illegal immigrants here this town would be pretty close to it too, which is why we moved here in the first place, but being a country girl at heart, we chose to live away from all towns so that we could build what we wanted to build without having a city counsel tell us we couldn't. :)

Indigo Red said...

I grew up in a small town - Auburn, California. We had one newspaper that came out on Thursday and everyone looked forward to reading the news about neighbors. Of course, everyone already had heard the story, but it was really important if it was in the Auburn Journal.

My brothers were often mentioned during the various sports seasons. My younger brother was a sports writer for the paper during one baseball season while he played on a team he was reporting. I made it in a couple times when I was elected senior class president in High School and then when the local Kiwanis Club chose me as Boy-of-the-Month.

Currently, my home is Tustin, California. A small town once known as the tomato seed capital. There's probably about as many people here as there was in Auburn, but Tustin is surrounded by other small towns that makes the place look like one big city.

I think, though, that everyone lives in a small town. Even those whose address is in the largest cities, they really only know a very small part of the metropolis that meets their needs for survival, entertainment, and companionship.

Indigo Rose said...

I live in a rural town. Nearest metro area is almost 100 miles away. Today my husband and I, a couple of our friends, a Park Ranger and about 18 others met for a two hour snow shoe hike.
The age group ranged from 10 yrs to over 50 yrs old.
The Park Ranger used to live across the street from us when we first moved up here. She must have been about 5 or 6 yrs old then. She's in her 20's now. Her mother teaches the aerobics class I attend at the college.
One of the girl scouts was in a kindergarten class I aided in five years ago.
There was a group of 5 women, all of whom I've known over the past 20 years through work at the grade school.
Even the people we didn't know seemed familiar. I recognize them from one of the two grocery stores we have, from the post office, the local fair or the Veterans Day Parade. This town has become a family to us.
When our newspaper comes out on Tuesdays it connects us all.

Because of the small town newspaper, I feel I know more people than I do.

Indigo Red said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day, Rose. It's good to have so many freinds to live a day with.