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ffifre Araama jjatlg Star Tucson, Sunday, September 6, 1992 M(glfilfc Bonnie Henry 3E Ed Severson 8E Book Reviews 14E i I' A "OS.,, "... ' lT " i4 ' - v - wis"-f Photos by A.E. Araiza, The Arizona Daily Star Roping keeps cowboys busy at the C Spear Ranch, johnny LaVIn, left, attempts to rope the heels of a calf as Eddie Araiza, with the aid of his horse, works It Into the proper position ON THE Range Ranch life is tough along the San Pedro By Tom Turner The Arizona Dally Star Johnny LaVin is still out of bed by 5 a.m. these summer mornings. It's an old habit. But instead of checking on the cattle, taking hammer and nails to a damaged piece of corral or riding the fences of the 16,000-acre C Spear Ranch as he usually does, LaVin takes a short walk, then sits quietly with a book. " It's because of the former that LaVin is doing the latter. The stress of eight years managing the C Spear almost by himself landed LaVin on a surgeon's table, where his heart received a quadruple bypass on July 25. LaVin is 49 and slender. And, although he looks like a Marlboro man, he doesn't smoke. The C Spear fans out from the San Pedro River midway between San Manuel and Benson. Its 200 head are grazing now in the irrigated pastures near the headquarters buildings, the 3,800 acres deeded to See RANCH, Page 5E r - v ,h L I ri . - I - . ! w . ft . 4 . -i ; - ? Smoke from a hot branding Iron drifts Into the face of Rene Bernal, above. Ranch manager Johnny LaVin, left, supervised the June cattle drive; In July he underwent quadruple bypass surgery. I t v r-- r r r Tl ? T 71 ' " - , i i - " ' . ; ; "' ' ' ' -:" . -!- -..'- ri ' " - - - v . ... : . J u , Johnny LaVin. left, Rudy Chon, center, and Eddie Araiza take a brief break at the 16,00P-acre ranch, which Is midway between San Manuel and Benson - - 1 " ;

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  1. Arizona Daily Star,
  2. 06 Sep 1992, Sun,
  3. Main Edition,
  4. Page 58

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