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’d like to wish you all Happy Holidays and let you know how grateful I am for your amazing support this year. This month, the Review is a combined DEC/JAN one, allowing us to take the month of December off to recharge our creative batteries, retool parts of the publication and spruce-up our office! In 2012, we accomplished several business goals including the launch of our digital information kiosk in the Beekman Bank and converting the paper to all-color! Next year, be on the lookout for more improvements and features that will make the Review even better! As I mentioned last month, as a town resident, I’m dedicated to advocating for causes that improve Jacksonville’s quality of life. At this time of year, I encourage you to support a group that deserves our support now more than ever—our local merchants! In the past, I’ve championed the call to shop “local,” and


My View by Whitman Parker, Publisher
provided evidence that a strong Jacksonville business community translates to a higher standard of living and quality of life for all of us. When you support town shops, restaurants and service businesses, their profits stay local and are reinvested in the community where they matter most. (Please read "Critic," page 10.) This holiday season, I also encourage you to support a local organization making a huge difference in the lives of countless residents—Food & Friends! Your cash contributions make it possible for F&F to operate their meal site on South Oregon Street and to deliver meals to dozens of needy residents in the immediate Jacksonville area. Please join the Review in sending a contribution to Food & Friends today to 2860 State Street, Medford, OR 97504. Working together, we can make a difference for everyone in Our Small Town with Big Atmosphere!

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Local photographer Larry Mullaly captured this image of a vintage wagon loaded with brightlywrapped gifts during holiday celebrations at the historic 1857 Hanley Farm outside Jacksonville. Hanley Farm is a 37-acre farm which remains a working farm to this day under the direction of the Southern Oregon Historical Society.
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Celebrate the magic of the season in


Jacksonville Victorian Christmas Celebration
December Weekends through the 16th
The Victorian Christmas festivities officially kick-off on FRIDAY, November 30 at 6:00pm with the annual parade in downtown, capped-off by the arrival of Father Christmas. This traditional family event is then followed by the annual tree lighting at the Beekman Bank on the corner of California & 3rd Streets. Kids can meet Father Christmas and have photos taken at the North Pole for three weekends in December from 11:00am – 4:00pm at the Masonic Lodge on the corner of California and Oregon Streets. (NOTE: Father Christmas has a new location this year!) On the weekends of December 1 & 2, 8 & 9, and 15 & 16, Jacksonville is the place to take a horse-drawn wagon ride, listen to carolers, meet the Town Crier, take-in beautifully decorated historic buildings, enjoy great dining, wonderful shopping and much, much more festive fun. For more information, please visit the Jacksonville Visitor's Center located at 185 N. Oregon Street (next to the post office) or or www.jacksonvilleoregon.org.

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Living Nativity at Bigham Knoll
December 14, 15 & 16

Marvel at the wonder of the season as the Bigham Knoll Campus becomes an outdoor stage featuring 6 Living Nativity scenes. As you walk in small tour groups, you’ll hear stories told by live actors about the Birth of Christ, portrayed by members of five Jacksonville churches. Last year, the production inspired more than 3500 attendees, becoming one of the most memorable holiday events. This inspirational family-friendly event takes place on December 14, 15 & 16 with tours from 5:00-8:00pm on Friday, and 3:30-7:00pm Saturday and Sunday. Tours are free and last approximately 30 minutes with several designed to accommodate seniors and slower-paced walkers. This year, Living Nativity scenes will depict Gabriel Appears to Mary, Joseph and Mary at the Inn, An Angel Appears to the Shepherds Heralding the Birth of the Savior, Mary and Joseph with baby Jesus in the Manger, King Herod and the Wise Men and The Wise Men with Mary, Joseph and Jesus just before escaping to Egypt. For more information, please see www.bighamknoll.com.

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Jacksonville Garden Club Holiday Greens Sale
Fingers will be flying in early December as Jacksonville Garden Club members gather to create beautiful table arrangements, holiday baskets, and swags for their annual Holiday Greens Sale. Creating the pieces involves several steps, including a crew of husbands going out into the woods to cut fresh greens, having bow-making and cone-wiring sessions, and finally, two days of workshops where members assemble the centerpieces using the gathered materials and their own creative sensibilities. It’s a mix of hard work and fun in support of a good cause: supporting local scholarships and beautification projects. One grateful recipient of the funds is Carla Hutchins at the Oregon Stewardship, who notes, “Each year Jacksonville Garden Club partners with Oregon Stewardship in providing a scholarship to a South Medford Student who plans to study science or the environment. Additionally, the funds support our operating expenses so that we can continue mentoring local high school students. We appreciate this very much as it directly helps our small nonprofit continue its work.“ Club scholarship funds are also donated to the Rogue Community College Foundation, whose Executive Director, Jennifer Wheatley, sees a lasting benefit to the scholarships: “The Jacksonville Garden Scholarship will enable and encourage Jackson County high school students to move on to college and study Horticulture, Landscape, Botany, Environmental Studies, Forestry and Conservation—all increasingly important subjects in a world where finite natural resources are growing increasingly scarce." Garden Club meetings feature other giving opportunities in addition to the usual educational topics. In November, members brought canned goods and staples for ACCESS; in December members will contribute clothing to children in the local CASA program. For local beautification projects, Club members tend the garden at the Post Office, participate in the annual maintenance of Scheffel-Thurston Park, and are also involved in the development of the Peter Britt Gardens. The Holiday Greens Sale will be held this year on Friday, December 7, and Saturday, December 8, from 11:00am to 3:00pm. A variety of table arrangements, designer baskets and swags will be available to decorate your own home or to give as wonderful gifts to family or friends. Sale tables will be located near the Jacksonville Post Office on Friday, and at the intersection of Oregon and California Streets on Saturday. Enjoy the Victorian holiday spirit in downtown Jacksonville, support a good cause and brighten your holidays with lovely natural greens!

Jacksonville Kiwanis Club See's Candy Sale
Until Christmas Eve or When Sold Out
Come get some sweets to support the Jacksonville Kiwanis Club. They will have their usual delicious assortment, including the new Awsome Peanut Brittle Bars! All proceeds from the sale are used to support community programs that benefit children and the elderly including, but not limited to Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, Salvation Army, Baby K Trauma Dolls, Senior Assistance, Student Scholarships, South Medford High School Key Club and Student of the Month, Terrific Kids and Bring Up Grades Programs in Elementary Schools. Open everyday, Noon-6:00pm until Christmas Eve or when sold out. Calvary Church Parking Lot, N. 5th Street (Across from Pony Espresso). For more information, contact Dave Wilson at 541-899-1934.

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Soroptimist International of Medford is sponsoring their 21st Annual Holiday Home Tour on December 2nd from 11:00am-4:00pm, featuring five spectacular homes all dressed-up for the holidays— two of which are located in Jacksonville. Each home on the tour features a different architectural design and festive holiday decorations, with a Mediterranean-style home and a Historic home in Jacksonville. The other homes are located in East Medford plus two in Shady Cove on the Rogue River. The annual home tour benefits many organizations in the Rogue Valley including: SAVS (Sexual Assault Victim Services), CASA, Jackson County Relief Nursery, Dunn House, Community Health Center, SMART Reading, Children’s Advocacy Center, Kidspree and Habitat for Humanity Scholarships. In Jacksonville, tickets may be purchased for $15 at Country Quilts and Fifth Street Hair and Nails.

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burgers. Jamie notes, “We’ll be adding some fun new menu items, as well as some exciting drink specials in the bar.” While closed, Blu adds, “We will be cleaning, painting, and sprucing the place up, without taking away from the comfortable atmosphere the Back Porch has always had. We’re adding new flatscreen TV’s to the bar to make the Back Porch not only a great place to eat lunch or dinner with the family, but a great place

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In 1995, BT and Sue Collins brought The Back Porch BBQ to Historic Jacksonville from its downtown Ashland location. Since, the restaurant at 605 N. 5th Street has become a fixture in the community, serving amazing Texas-style BBQ and much more. In recent years, BT and his son, Blu have added many food options, making The Back Porch a popular restaurant for the whole family. Blu has been working at the Back

This holiday season, the accounting and compliance firm Ashland Partners located on the Bigham Knoll Campus stepped-up to help the community. On the Friday before Thanksgiving, the firm’s employees donated 100+ turkeys to the Salvation Army to be distributed

to those less fortunate. Ashland Partners Managing Partner Mel Ashland told the Review, “I’m really proud to work with and lead a team that gives back to the community many times during the year and understands the meaning and spirit of giving back!” Jamie and Blu Collins Porch since the beginning, and has been managing the kitchen and restaurant for quite some time. He said, “It only seemed natural, 18 years and ten thousand gallons of BBQ sauce later, for me and my wife, Jamie to take the reins from my parents, BT and Sue.” Blu is quick to point out that Sue will still be around and isn’t going anywhere! The Back Porch BBQ will close on January 1st and re-open on January 4 as the Back Porch Bar & Grill, where you’ll still find the same great Texas-style BBQ and those out-of-this-world” half pound to come down and watch the game with friends and throw back a cold one.” The Collins Family invites the community to come by for lunch, dinner, drinks, or just to say hello 7 days a week 11:30am to 9:00pm, Sunday through Thursday and 11:30am to 10:00pm Friday and Saturday before or after the renovation. They look forward to seeing regular faces and hope to see some new ones as well. Reach the Back Porch Bar & Grill at 541-899-8821.

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WillowCreek Gifts has New Owner
In mid-November, Jo Parker bought WillowCreek Gifts on California Street from mother and daughter Susan and Jennifer Stanley. The duo owned the shop for 14+ years, running it together most of that time. In 2008, the Stanley’s moved Willowcreek to Jacksonville from the Shops at Exit 24 in Phoenix, where they developed a loyal customer base. “The timing with Jo could not have been more perfect for us,” says Susan. “My hair styling business at the Lock House Hair Salon in Jacksonville is booming and my daughter Jennifer really wanted to go back to school, so this is a winwin-win situation.” Two days after the closing, Jennifer started cosmetology school and plans to start her own business in spring, 2013 when her schooling is complete. For Jo Parker, this is her first retail venture after a 20+ year career as a sales representative and marketing consultant. “I became interested in owning my own store a few years ago when my good friend Bethany Mulholland asked me to work part time at Bijou in Jacksonville. She was my inspiration and I know she’s smiling and watching over me now. Bethany owned Bijou and Picos with her husband Michael Richardson and was incredibly talented. I hope to make her proud.” (Bethany passed away in November, 2009.) Review readers will recognize Jo as the co-publisher of the Jacksonville Review, a role she will keep. “I plan to continue as the Review’s online and social media editor, which is something I’m sure I can handle during slower periods in the store.” Over the last five years, Jo not only redesigned and modernized the Review, but created and administered the website, developed its social media presence on Facebook and Twitter and created the Review’s digital info kiosk in the Beekman Bank. “Luckily, all of my technical and marketing experience is converging and will come in handy for increasing Willowcreek’s exposure in the community and online,” she notes. Jo will receive professional merchandizing and staging assistance from Cheryl von Tress, a Jacksonville interior designer and Review columnist. In exchange for merchandizing help, a portion of the store will feature von Tress’ line of “Hospitality Centrale” candles, tableware and Thymes lotions. “I needed help in this area and called Cheryl before anyone else. Luckily for me, she was thrilled to help and as excited as me!” Parker notes, “I am really grateful to live and work in this town and wish to thank everyone for their encouragement and support, especially the other merchants who have welcomed me with open arms.” Willowcreek Jacksonville is located at 115 W. California Street, 541-899-5590, www.willowcreekjacksonville.com, or joparker27@gmail.com.

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He is enrolled in all Honors core classes in order to prepare himself academically for college. He is also a member of the Torch Honor Society. Last year he was involved in the Mock Trial class where students participated in a court room atmosphere, which he really enjoyed. He plays football as a lineman for the SMHS Panthers, and is looking forward to the playoffs. His goals are to be the best student he can in order to establish discipline, work ethic, and self-confidence, and to pursue a degree in law in college. His parents have been a big influence in his life, being strong, hard working individuals who have overcome many struggles in life. For further information, contact Dave Wilson at 541- 899-1934, e-mail: elkhntr@charter.net.



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neighboring elementary schools to visit the exhibit for hosted daytime field trips at the Art Presence site. It may surprise you to know that the art program at Jacksonville Elementary is volunteer-led and generously funded by the PTO, private donations and in-kind support from local art associations and businesses. The program is in its ninth year with a goal of introducing elements and principles of design to expose students to a wide range of art media. Students in the program create a wide variety of art including clay sculpture, landscape, still life, masks, weaving, illustration, graphic art and prints, in a wide variety of styles, from primitive Mezo- American to Renaissance realism to impressionist to modern. The parents at Jacksonville Elementary generously give energy, time and money to the students because they believe that children who regularly study and create art perform better in school, both socially and academically. Studies show that students involved in art programs even score better on academic achievement tests. Art Program leader/parent volunteer Jessicca Haynes sums it up best by saying, “What inspires me to run the school art program is seeing kids learn to love

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and appreciate art and the creative process…it opens their eyes to see the world around them in new ways. I am very excited to work with the professional artists from Art Presence and see our students’ work displayed in a real gallery for the community to enjoy… we look forward to a big turnout!” Mark your calendar: Jacksonville Elementary will conclude this year’s Art Program with their 9th-annual art show, themed “For the Love of Art,” on Thursday, March 21st from 5:00-7:30pm. The entire community is invited to attend this show held in the school gym and celebrate another year of artistic creation! For more art information and current art events and exhibits, please see the Southern Oregon Artists Resource calendar on page 22, and 'Like' the 'Jacksonville Celebrates the Arts' and 'Art Presence' facebook pages.

Art Presence December Art Show – Starring the Kids of Jacksonville Elementary!

In December, Art Presence is partnering with students from Jacksonville Elementary School to feature artwork inspired by master artists Jackson Pollock, Albrecht Durer, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Eric Carle. The December show opens on Friday, December 7 with an artist’s reception from 4:00-7:00pm. The show runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am-5:00pm through December 23. Each year, the students at JVE produce incredible works of art—this is the first show where their work will be displayed in a professional gallery, complete with professional matting, lighting and management assistance from the Art Presence board of directors. Jacksonville Elementary students will have the privilege of displaying their work in a real art gallery thanks to the effort and invitation of Anne Brooke, a supporter of the Jacksonville Elementary Art Program. Anne is a well-known and celebrated local artist and is a founding member of Art Presence, which operates the art center in the former Children’s Museum on the Courthouse grounds. To help inspire more students interested in art, Anne has also invited several

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Up Close and Personal with Metal Artist, Cheryl Garcia
First in a series of artist profiles by Randall Grealish
on her hands. Even the smell arrested her senses. “To spend the afternoon getting dirty outdoors, leading the neighborhood kids into canyons and historic dumpsites scavenging for metal and other interesting objects was an ideal way to spend the day.” She would drag her newfound treasures back home to nail, screw and wire them to an old fence her father offered-up as one of her earliest canvases. Today, the established artist reflects fondly, “Many of those pieces still reside on the fence today.” Cheryl feels it’s important to understand the material she works with which led her to become a certified welder in stainless steel, aluminum, structural steel and pipe welding. “I spent a few years in the industrial field learning such skills as operating bridge cranes, fork lifts, hydraulic lifts, reading blue prints and other aspects of metal working. Learning to properly rig things so as to not drop tons of steel on my fellow workers seemed like a good idea and has proved beneficial while assembling my art today.” Fulfilling another desire to apply her art as architectural elements for homes, Cheryl then learned all aspects of building a house from the ground up while attending a year-long course in construction technology at Rogue Community College. “Upon completion, I received my contractor’s license, which I’ve kept active for the past dozen years.” Cheryl describes her current body of work as, “wild and bizarre,” and notes she’s doing things she’s never attempted before. “It’s what I want to be doing… pushing myself with a combined conscious and intuitive effort to reveal a more naturalraw feel.” She adds, "I want the rough-cut beauty and don’t want it to be perfect.” Cheryl concludes, “I try to get the message across through my metal art that people should dream big and live their dreams no matter how impossible life seems. Everyone should follow their heart and travel the path that is most obvious without trying to force it…you will find the direction that is right for you… true happiness comes from pursuing those dreams.” For more information, please visit Cheryl's website at greatmetalwork.com and see her ad 11:37 AM Page 1 this page.

hen speaking to Jacksonville metal sculptor Cheryl Garcia, it’s apparent from the look in her eyes that she has an emotional attachment with her work. A life-altering event during a family road trip to Colorado when she was eight-years-old is largely responsible for her becoming a professional artist. “As our family vehicle traveled down the road, my eyes were drawn to a 40-foot-tall wild-looking structure out in the middle of the desert. I learned later on that this large object rising from the barren Bonneville Salt Flats was actually the 87-foot high, “Tree of Utah” sculpture by Swedish artist Karl Momen.” As the old pickup truck neared the object, her father pulled over to allow the family to take in the spectacle drawing Cheryl’s attention. “It was a life-changing event as I stared in wonder at the monumental sculpture before me. I knew at that moment that was what I wanted to do…it took my breath away.” At around age five her family settled in Colorado where Cheryl’s young eyes and imagination where drawn to metal, rocks and anything heavy—rusted tools, farm equipment, and broken and twisted metal captivated her attention. Today, she remembers with childlike glee the way Sally Nov 2012:Sally 11/25/12 rust flaked apart and leftNov a chalky residue


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t started accidentally, several at David Gibb Photography. Uncle Lou Decembers ago. We needed a box of spills soup on Aunt Belle’s table every holiday cards, so we stepped into year. Get him a set of those colorful a likely Jacksonville store. The counters (and washable) tatami place mats from and walls were brightly decorated Pico’s. Judi likes to cook, but can’t find for the season and fully stocked with the “fixin’s”—set her up with a basket festive holiday fare. But not a greeting of gourmet staples from the Mercantile. card in sight. So we soldiered on until, Can’t spot Ida’s illusive gift in a window? after visiting a few more holly-draped Step inside the Jacksonville Barn establishments—Eureka! Exactly what we Company, Terra Firma, or Farmhouse were looking for! Treasures—before you know it you’ll That’s when it struck us; the search had have checked your list twice! Need been fun. Along the way we’d spotted toys more in-depth counseling? Visit Jo at and utensils, trinkets Willowcreek Gifts, Kay and t-shirts, oysters at The Blue Door, Joe at and ales, quilts and Carefree Buffalo, or Steve candles, and wine, at the Pot Rack for advice wine, wine—all on the perfect package. carefully arranged Of course, the search to tickle the fancy of will take you several each holiday shopper days—but think of the who happens into perks. Along the way, Jacksonville. you’ll find adequate Well, our fancies sustenance! Sip a root were so tickled that beer float at the Candy we established a giftShoppe. Hoist an ale at shopping tradition. Boomtown, the Bella Each December, or the J’ville Tavern. we walk California Grab a schnitzel at the Street—and 3rd, 4th, Schoolhaus Brewhaus, 5th, Oregon and C dip a latke in applesauce Visions of sugar plums and cuddly bears at MacLevin’s, compare streets—and match up the names on our the chili rellenos at La holiday list with unique delights in the Fiesta and Las Palmas, dig into a cinnamon Jacksonville stores. And here’s the neat roll at the Mustard Seed. Discover part: not only do we fill our bags with the pulled pork at C Street Bistro, the lovely presents, but gathering all of our raspberry hazelnut meringue torte at the season’s offerings right here serves as a Jacksonville Inn, the poke salad at Umi gift to the town. Sushi, and the curry at Thai House. And Think of it as a festive scavenger hunt! did we mention the wine tasting rooms? Take your list of giftees and channel If all of those morsels make you each individual’s most heartfelt desires. sleepy, absorb the world’s best caffeine What would please teenager Tiffany? at GoodBean or Pony Espresso. Then How about one of those pretty Starlightz collapse (temporarily) into a comfy hanging lamps from the Crown Jewel? (and beautiful) chair at Renaissance What about collectibles-crazy Cousin Upholstery. Or cuddle a teddy bear from Ken? He’d love those Disney figurines at Scheffel’s Toys as you sleep it off at one of Country Quilts and Crafts. And speaking our amazing B&Bs. of crafts, little Joni is a bead freak; she Get the idea? Skip Walmart and shop local! could string herself unlimited necklaces You’ll brighten the day for your family, your from those great $1, $3, and $5 bead bins at friends, and the whole merry, merry town. Kharmic Creations! Sis adores sweaters— Paula and Terry each have long impressiveyou’re bound to find the perfect style at sounding resumes implying that they are the Cotton Broker, Tobiano, Jacksonville battle-scarred veterans of life within the Company or La Boheme. Hollywood studios. They’re now happily What about fussy Grandpa, who hates relaxed into Jacksonville. his appearance in every family photo? Editor's note: Please see our 'Shop Local Gift Put him in charge by setting up a session Guide' on page 16 & 17 for more great ideas.


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News From Britt Hill by
Donna Briggs, Britt Executive Director
e’re very excited about the purchase Britt has just made of two properties in Jacksonville. The properties are at 410 S. First Street, and the adjacent vacant lot at Lot 1, Block 52, and they are next to


Portside Crest

the Britt Park on the Fir Street side. This purchase makes Britt property owners for the first time, and we’re excited to invest in our home community. These purchases fulfill long-term plans of the Britt Master Plan, and they will help us provide benefits for Britt, our patrons and our neighbors. I thought I’d address a few questions about the purchase: What will Britt do with this property? Our Master Plan, which was approved under the Conditional Use Permit by the City of Jacksonville, calls for the properties to be used for patron parking. The properties are currently zoned for residential use, and any changes will, of course, require approvals by the City of Jacksonville. It will take some time before we have concrete plans in place. How did you pay for the purchase? The purchase was made through the combination of funds from Britt's restricted building fund, which was created in 1996 to fund property purchases and capital improvements, and a mortgage. Will Britt keep the house on the 410 S. First Street property, or knock it down? In the near future, we will be renting the house, working through a property

management company. We’re working on some updating in the house to prepare for that. The rental income from the house will make the property self-sustaining. Beyond the immediate future, we will explore various options for the house, as it will best fit into the needs of the organization, and the plans for the property as a whole. Will you be building new structures on the property? Currently, we don't have any plans to build any new structures. If the property does become parking space (pending approval), significant landscaping and terracing will have to be done to create flat spaces. All of that will be done in a way to compliment the natural beauty of the hillside. How will Britt pay for the improvements? Britt will work with the City of Jacksonville and Jackson County to explore a myriad of planning and funding options. Will Britt use membership contributions to pay off the mortgage? No. In addition to the rental income mentioned above, Britt will pay the mortgage through earned income, or designated gifts only. No contributed revenue will go toward the mortgage unless it is designated by the donor. As the Holiday season approaches, there is always so much activity and yearend business to attend to that it is easy to forget to thank our neighbors. So, as the year draws to a close, I want to take this opportunity to thank the community of Jacksonville for their support of Britt Festivals over the past 50 years. Great music, good friends and our spectacular outdoor setting located in your beautiful community make Britt all that it is and will be. May this holiday season bring to you and your family nothing but health and happiness. Comments or questions for Britt Festivals? Email Donna at ed@brittfest.org.

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A natural wooded setting w/ plenty of sunshine. Well-built custom home, easy tri-level floor plan on 1.9 acres north of Jacksonville. 3 BR, 2.5 BA, large lower area w/ office & add’l living space, darkroom, larger 2 car garage, large patio & detached studio

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A Few Minutes with the Mayor
by Paul Becker
Heartfelt Thanks

From the Firehouse to Your House
by Fire Chief, Devin Hull
hen Understanding the risk factors of colder cold weather injuries provides a better weather understanding on how to combat the sets-in, needless deaths and injuries result cold. Environmental factors including from exposure to cold. Typically, those temperature, wind, rain, immersion, treated for exposure-related sickness altitude, work load, duration of cold/wet and injury could have avoided it with exposure and individual risk factors such preventative measures. When venturing as physical fitness, fatigue, health, prior outdoors, you can minimize your risk of history of cold injury, use of medications, exposure by understanding how your alcohol, nicotine, and poor nutrition can body thermo-regulates itself. all contribute to cold weather injuries. Hypothermia is a potential life In cold weather, remember to keep threatening condition defined as moving by exercising big muscles (arms, the general cooling of the body core legs) to keep warm. Avoid alcohol use temperature below 95 degrees as it impairs the (normal body temperature body's ability to is 98.6). Hypothermia sets-in shiver and gives when the body-heat lost exceeds a false sense of the body's heat production. warmth. You Although hypothermia is should also usually associated with avoid tobacco cold climates, it can occur products as they at temperatures well above decrease blood freezing, especially if you are circulation to the exposed to wet conditions. skin and be sure Signs and symptoms of to eat all meals to hypothermia change as body maintain energy. temperature falls. Mental functions Remember to drink water or warm, nontypically decline first, marked with declined caffeinated/alcoholic fluids to prevent decision making ability, slurred speech, dehydration. Importantly, limit the disorientation, incoherence, irrationality, amount of time you spend outside on and possible unconsciousness. extremely cold days. Muscle function deteriorates with Surviving in cold weather is more likely shivering, loss of fine motor ability (i.e. if you wear several layers of loose clothing, unable to complete tasks with hands), rather than one or two "bulky" layers. And, progressing to stumbling, clumsiness, protect your feet by carrying an extra pair and falling. Pulse and respiration rates of socks and change them should your feet decrease progressing to unconsciousness, get wet. When it comes to your hands, be irregular heartbeat, and death. sure to wear gloves or mittens with inserts Unfortunately, early signs and symptoms to avoid frostbite injuries. of hypothermia can be difficult to Like socks, if gloves become damp, recognize and may easily go undetected. change them. To protect your head, face A victim may deny he/she is in trouble, so and ears, wear hats and scarves to prevent believe the symptoms, not the victim. frostbite injuries. Lastly, to survive Dehydration is a lack of water in the outdoors in cold weather, wear sunscreen body, normally associated with hot and exercise your facial muscles to help weather conditions. However, you can maintain circulation. easily become dehydrated in cold weather by failing to drink enough Please join us at theJacksonville liquid and underestimate fluid loss Fire Station on December 13 from sweating. Proper hydration is from 6:30-8:30pm for a FREE especially important in cold weather as Community Class on dehydration adversely affects the body's SURVIVING IN COLD WEATHER. resistance to cold injury, increasing Call 541-899-7246 the chance of cold weather injuries. for more information! Remember that proper hydration is essential to supplying fuel and energy to body parts to facilitate heat production.


he message in this month’s column is simple… two words, but very big ones.

Thank You!

In researching for November’s movie night, I ran across a film clip wherein Dwight Eisenhower is seen thanking the citizens of the United States for their vote of confidence in re-electing him, and then expressing his hope to do the best job possible for all 168 million Americans. Well… I can surely express my thanks for the large plurality of approval you have given me in our recent election. How gratifying to see that most of you think we are on the right course in the governance of our beautiful community! And as residents of our beautiful community know, we have had, for the past two years, a “rejuvenated” City Hall, where everyone is welcome at any or all times. We have an administrative staff, a police department, a fire department, a planning department, and a public works department which are outstanding in their development and in their service to the community. It gives me great pleasure to also say THANK YOU to these city employees. Without their day in and day out, “let’s get the job done” work spirit, my participation wouldn’t look nearly as good. At this time, on behalf of the city, I would like to also say THANK YOU to the many, many volunteers who

volunteer their time on the council, the commissions, the committees, and the service organizations. Their participation is what makes Jacksonville the thriving, attractive city it is. This year in passing witnessed two major developments…the sale and land swap of land with the MRA… and the transfer of four historical properties from the county to the city. Given the importance of this acquisition, especially the courthouse, we have requested the help of several citizens, including two council members, to work as a management team charged with exploring any or all options pertaining to their development. In addition, your mayor is preparing to announce something entirely new… the formation of a Mayor’s Advisory Board. I’m quite hopeful about this since I think it can bring together disciplines from many areas… culture and the arts… finance… commerce… retail… the media… etc. Its purpose will be to advise and inform about matters that they deem important. This Board will begin some time after the beginning of the year. And finally… since this is the December issue… to quote a song from Bing Crosby’s repertoire… While the merry bells keep ringing May your every wish come true And let me wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Surviving in Cold Weather

December Movie Night at Old City Hall
It’s holiday time and we have the perfect film to celebrate—a wartime romantic drama starring Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotton and a grown-up Shirley Temple in I’LL BE SEEING YOU. Produced in 1944 and released in January 1945, it deals with the problem of post-traumatic stress disorder, a subject almost never dealt with in films during the war. Joseph Cotton plays a soldier on leave from an army psychiatric hospital who meets Ginger on a train. On her way to spend the holidays with her aunt and uncle, she invites Cotton to visit her… but refrains from telling him that she too is on furlough… from prison! What ensues is a suspenseful, but warm-hearted, midwestern, family tale and tender love story set over the Christmas and New Year holidays. Ginger told me personally that she felt Mary, the part she played in this film, was the closest to her real character as any she played in her long career. I would agree… and would add that the film is a fairly true depiction of how Americans lived 70 years ago. It’s an interesting window into our past. I’LL BE SEEING YOU screens at 7:00pm in Old City Hall on December 21st. Editor's Note: There will not be a movie night in January.

CITY OFFICE Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm (541) 899-1231 MUNICIPAL COURT CLERK Monday - Friday: 9am - 4pm PLANNING DEPARTMENT HOURS Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8:30am - 2pm Wednesday: Closed to Public Direct #: 541-899-6873

A consolidated report based on type of calls & number of incidences

Jacksonville Police Department


City Offices 541-899-1231 www.jacksonvilleor.us
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, December 4, 6:00pm (OCH) PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, December 12, 6:00pm (OCH) CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, December 18, 6:00pm (OCH) Cancelled! HARC HEARING OFFICER: Wednesday, December 19, 10:00am (OCH) HARC: Wednesday, December 19, 6pm (OCH) CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, January 8, 6:00pm (OCH) PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, January 9, 6:00pm (OCH) CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, January 22, 6:00pm (OCH) HARC HEARING OFFICER: Wednesday, January 16, 10:00am (OCH) HARC: Wednesday, January 23, 6pm (OCH) LOCATION KEY: CH - Old City Hall (S. Oregon & Main) CC - Community Center (160 E. Main Street) NVR - Naversen Room (Jacksonville Library) FH - Fire Hall(180 N. 3rd St. @ C) EOC - Emergency Ops Center at Police Station

October 23 to November 20, 2012
Call Type - Total Calls
Abandoned Vehicle - 2 Alarm - 5 Animal Complaint - 4 Assist - Medical - 9 Assist - Other Government Agency - 3 Assist - Other Law Enforcement Agencies - 19 Assist Public - 19 Burglary - 1 City Ordinance - 10 Civil - 2 Disturbance/Noise - 4 Domestic Disturbance - 1 Drugs - 2 DWS - 1 DUII - 1 Larceny/Theft - 8 Motor Vehicle Crash - 1 Property Found - 1 Suspicious - 11 Threats - 1 Traffic/Roads All - 4 Unsecure Premise - 1


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Chamber Chat

by The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
In November, members of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce and the community gathered at the US Hotel Ballroom for the annual Denim & Diamonds Auction. This year, thanks to the generous donations from those listed below and those who bid on auction items, the Chamber raised more than $3400 which will be used to augment existing Chamber programs and events in Jacksonville. 5th Street Flowers Animalkind Veterinary Clinic Arica Grafton Photography Bella Union Bigham Knoll/Mel & Brooke Ashland Blue Door Garden Store Boomtown Saloon Britt Festivals Caprice Vineyards Carefree Buffalo Cheryl Garcia Metal Artist Columbia Distributing Country House Inns Country Quilts Cycle Analysis DANCIN Vineyards David Gibb Photography Duncan Brookings Condo Essentials Skin Care Farmhouse Treasures Frau Kemmling Schoolhaus Brewhaus Friends of Jacksonville Cemetery Gary West Meats Good Bean Coffee Jacksonville Insurance Jacksonville Mercantile Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital Jacksonville Vineyards/Fiasco Winery Jerry's Rogue Jets & Mailboats John Dodero John Guerrero Wines Joy-full Yoga Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant Lock House Hair Design MacLevins Pico's Platon Mathiakas Rays Food Place Red Lily Vineyards Renaissance Upholstery Scheffel's Toys Schmidt Family Vineyards Segway of Jacksonville Serra Vineyards Sons of Oregon Band South Stage Cellars Sterling Savings Bank The Crown Jewel The Jacksonville Barn Company The Jacksonville Inn The Jacksonville Review The Magnolia Inn The Mustard Seed The Paw Spa The Pot Rack Tobiano TouVelle House B&B Umi Sushi US Bank Wildlife Images Wooldridge Creek Winery

Focus on the Farm
by Pamela Sasseen, Hanley Farm Volunteer
anta Claus accepted our invitation to visit Hanley Farm on Saturday, December 1. AND, he's bringing his favorite assistant Elf with him and is hoping you and your children will come out and say hello. In his R.S.V.P., Santa said he's looking forward to revisiting the farm, where he hasn't visited since the Hanley children were little kids! Back when the Hanley kids lived on the farm, holiday gift giving for adults and children was loving and simple, as were holiday decorations. Traditionally, there were very few, if any decorations outside. But inside the home, fir branches covered the fireplace mantle, holiday candles added a festive air, and in later years, a small Christmas tree adorned the living room table. Perhaps, also, there may have been a holiday wreath hanging on the door. At our December 1 Holiday Celebration, we hope you'll plan to tour the farmhouse, go back in time and view the holiday exhibit from the SOHS collection. One would certainly feel welcome when visiting the Hanley's over the holidays, with festive foods, homemade pastries, fruitcake, cookies, and walnuts from the farm. Can you imagine the sweet odor of baked goods, or the mouthwatering smell of pancakes and sausages cooked over an old wood-burner for the morning meal? After your tour of the farmhouse, you can relax with a cup of warm cider as you cozy-up to heat generated by the Hanley Farm Grill! You can also create your own personalized holiday wreath, following instructions provided in wreath-making kits we've prepared for you. Kits include a pre-made wreath base, greens, cones, and holly from Hanley Farm. Or, you may select a ready-made wreath from the Hanley Farm Mercantile. And don't forget


Happy Holidays from Hanley Farm!
to say "hi" to Santa, sit on his lap and whisper your secret holiday wish list! From all of us at Hanley Farm, Happy Holidays! We look forward to celebrating the season with you. December Happenings Saturday, December 1, Celebrate the Holidays at Hanley Farm! Create your own holiday wreath and then enjoy a cup of warm cider and holiday cookies. Pick-up holiday gifts at the Hanley Mercantile and take a trip back in time as you tour the Hanley Farmhouse. PLUS, Santa Claus and his favorite Elf are visiting, direct from the North Pole! 11:00am–3:00pm. Admission is free. Wreath-making kits, $10; Farmhouse tours—$3/adults, children, free. Victorian Christmas at Jacksonville's Historic Beekman House After touring the Hanley Farm "country house," visit Jacksonville’s historic Beekman House and see how Christmas was celebrated in the early 1900's. Tours are over three weekends—Saturday and Sunday, December 1-2, 8-9, and 15-16. Learn about Christmas tree decorations, good luck German pickle ornaments, the mistletoe "kissing ball,” plus plum pudding and other Beekman holiday traditions. Admission: Adults $4; Seniors (65+) & Children (6-12) $2; Children (under 6) free. 470 East California Street, Jacksonville. For more information, call 541-899-1231 For more information about Hanley Farm or upcoming events, call us at 541-773-6536, Ext. 1002, visit us online at www.sohs.org; or check out our Hanley Farm Facebook page. Hanley Farm, owned and operated by the Southern Oregon Historical Society, is located at 1053 Hanley Road, between Jacksonville and Central Point.

Committee & Commission Positions NOW Open
The City has several volunteer committee and commission openings to fill which will remain open until filled with qualified candidates. Please pick-up an application at the City office between 8:30am and 4:00pm or download one online at www.jacksonvilleor.us under “doing business in Jacksonville.” Please note that appointments to committees and commission are done at the discretion of the Mayor and the City Council. Budget Committee – 2 openings – meets quarterly generally on Thursday afternoons at 4:00pm. During budget season, meetings are scheduled more regularly. Budget season is generally March through June. Applicants should have an understanding of accounting practices. Applicant is NOT required to live within the city limits. If interested please contact Stacey McNichols, Treasurer for more information at 541-899-1231 x 313. Planning Commission – 2 openings – meets one time per month on Wednesday evenings at 6:00pm. Prior to application, please contact Amy Stevenson in the planning department for more details – 541-899-6873. Applicants need to become familiar with the Comprehensive Plan and the Municipal Code. Knowledge of planning processes is a plus and applicant must be a resident for 12 months prior to appointment. HARC (Historic and Architectural Review Commission) – 1 opening – meets one time per month on Wednesday evenings at 6:00pm. Prior to application, please contact Amy Stevenson in the planning department for details – 541-899-6873. Applicant is NOT required to live within the city limits of Jacksonville but an interest in design, architecture and historic buildings would be a plus. Parks, Recreations and Visitors Services Committee – 1 opening usually meets one time per month in the afternoon at 3:00pm. This time is subject to change and applicant is NOT required to live within the city limits of Jacksonville. Public Safety Committee – 1 opening – usually meets quarterly in the afternoon at 4:00pm. This time is subject to change and applicant is NOT required to live within the city limits of Jacksonville. Land and Building Committee – 2 openings – meets on an as-needed basis – usually in the afternoon at 4 pm. This time is subject to change and applicant is NOT required to live within the city limits of Jacksonville. For more details on any of these openings, please feel free to contact Jan Garcia, Recorder at 541-899-1231 x 312 or via email at recorder@jacksonvilleor.us.

Election Results
The Mayoral and City Council Race Results are official. Paul Becker has won the Mayoral race and Criss Garcia, David Jesser and Jocie Wall have won Council seats. All will be sworn-in to office at the first Council meeting of the new year on Tuesday, January 8, 2013. MAYOR JACKSONVILLE CITY 992 Paul Becker Jim Lewis 610 WRITE-IN 25 Total 1,627 Councilor JACKSONVILLE CITY Jocie Wall 827 Bill Hampton 185 Katie Haugse. 505 David Jesser 933 Owen Jurling 804 Criss Garcia 1015 Mayor Paul Becker 60.97 37.49 1.54

19.27 4.31 11.77 21.74 18.73 23.65

City Snapshot
City Council, November 6: A request by Cycle Oregon to apply for a $3500 grant to build a bicycle parking corral in front of the Bella Union was approved. If obtained, it will be constructed by local metal artist Cheryl Garcia. Council authorized Jacksonville Woodlands Executive Director Larry Smith to enter non-binding discussions with the Elias family to determine a purchase price for the 1.5 acre property where “gold was first discovered.” If purchased, the property will become a city park. City Council, November 20: In study session, Council discussed altering the distribution of taxes collected by the city on Britt concert tickets. In 2011, the $2 per/ticket fees exceeded $91,000 with $85,000 estimated in 2012. When imposed by ordinance in 2006, these funds were earmarked for the Parks & Recreation budget. In regular session, Council later approved a motion to cap the city’s share of the tax at $65,000/year with a $1000 yearly step increase for 5 years. The move was unanimously approved to “gift” Britt Festivals funds in excess of $65,000 that will be used for maintenance of the facility and grounds. Jackson County, which owns the grounds, contributes no money toward venue improvements or maintenance, despite charging Britt $60,000/year to rent the grounds. Since 2011, Britt Festivals has invested more than $200,000 of its own funds in hill restoration and enhancement projects. Council unanimously approved the move in an effort to partner with Britt for the benefit of the city.

Criss Garcia City Councilor

Jocie Wall City Councilor

David Jesser City Councilor

For up-to-date City minutes, meetings dates & times, and updates, please visit: www.jacksonvilleor.us

The Review suggests these fine wines for the holidays!

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Holiday Wine Sale
Available only at the vineyard.

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Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list, in Jacksonville!
Recyclable canvas tote bags perfect for all sorts of shopping. $12

Pick-up or send a custom-made gift basket to your favorite foodie that’s chock-full of gourmet olive oils, salts, vinegars, pastas, sweets and more. Starting at $30

Browse an incredible collection of antiques ranging from clocks, pottery, silver, glassware, furniture and so much more.

The world-famous cheese knife is a must-have for all cooks! Made in USA. $17.95

American Buffalo Leather Wallet, 5 styles available. Made in USA. $30-$62

Canvas, leather and fabric handbags and cosmetics bags. Handmade in USA. $30-$150

From casual to dressy, find the perfect new holiday outfit and accessories for the special ladies on your holiday gift list.

Eco-friendly metal water bottles made in the US by Liberty Bodyworks of 100% recycled aluminum. From $18

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Choose from a delicious selection of world-famous steak strip. Pick-up in-town or shop online for worldwide delivery. Packages of 4 oz $8.49/8 oz $16.99/ 16 oz $29.99

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Bird lovers will delight at these kiln-dried wood birdhouses. From $42

Gifts for everyone!
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Nothing says Happy Holidays like fresh flowers… order now for holiday parties, centerpieces and local or long-distance delivery.

toys from around the world for the young and young at

Silver Spoon Jewelry - classic design and new animal motifs. $60


Layaway Available!

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Fina a stunning assortment of hand-crafted jewelry from local artisans.

La Bohème
Find the perfect gift for kids of all ages, including educational toys, books, dolls, trains and so much more!

Clothing & Gift Boutique

‘Tis the season at LaBohème for festive attire, accessories and unique gifts. Complimentary gift wrap, of course!
175 W. California 541-899-1010
Mon-Sat 10:30-5:30 Sunday 11-4

Choose from a variety of Hobo handbags and wallets made with top grain leather. Starting at $110 & $150

Holiday Gift Certificates for Family & Friends!
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Meet Your Farmer – Madronia Hill Sheep Ranch
he Madronia Hill Sheep Ranch is located on 9 beautiful acres in Central Point near the Rogue River. In 2008, Andy and Debbie Briesmeister and their son Ben, moved from central Washington State to purchase a 9-acre Central Point property. Andy grew-up on a family farm but is a mechanical engineer by profession. Debbie works in Food Quality. The 9-acre ranch was raw property, which used to be gold mines with 14 mine holes. The property was covered in poison oak and blackberries. Andy did some Internet research and found that hair sheep eat poison oak and blackberries. So he and Debbie decided to start a hair sheep ranch. First, they fenced-in the 9-acre property, then they purchased breeding ewes, a breeding ram and sheep guardian dogs. It took the sheep 8 months to eat-up the poison oak and blackberries. Unfortunately, the sheep also like to chew the young bark of the madrona tree, forcing Andy to wrap the tree trunks in chicken wire to keep the sheep from killing the trees. The ranch has 30 sheep, 3 guardian dogs and 2 pack goats. The guardian dogs (Sally, Hank and Shasta) protect the herd from predators such as coyotes, foxes and cougars. The dogs love the sheep and can often be found licking the sheep’s faces. When it rains, the dogs and the sheep take shelter together under the large pine tree.


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The Briesmeisters feed their sheep local naturally-raised grass hay. The sheep also eat green grass and dry brown grass, pumpkins, banana peels, onions, potatoes and corn. Once a day the sheep get a “snack.” Andy comes-out with a bucket full of grain and yells, “SHEEP!” They come running for their snack. This is a useful training tool because it allows Andy to round-up the sheep. The ranch is not irrigated, allowing the grass to dry out. Seasonal dryness is a deterrent to parasites that feed on sheep, such as tapeworms. The parasites don’t grow in the dry grass. Ewes get pregnant in the fall and, 5 months later, produce lambs by February or March. In the late fall, the lambs are sent to a USDA slaughterhouse in Yreka, where they are slaughtered and the lamb meat is packaged into various cuts. Hair sheep produce sweeter meat than wool sheep because wool sheep produce more lanolin. “Local” is important to Andy and Debbie who buy their family food from Thrive’s online Farmer’s Market and from local farms nearby. You can find Madronia Hill Ranch lamb on the THRIVE Online Farmer’s Market (www.buylocalrogue. org). The market is open year-round, and accepts credit, debit or Oregon Trail cards. To order, go to the Online Farmer’s Market website from Friday morning through Tuesday evening. Your order can then be picked-up in one of several locations in the Rogue Valley in Medford, Ashland, Central Point, and Jacksonville. Madronia Hill Ranch lamb is sold exclusively in the Online Farmer’s Market. Cuts of lamb include boneless leg of lamb, rack of lamb, lamb kabobs, ground lamb, lamb chops, lamb shoulder roast and Denver ribs.

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The recent meeting of the Jacksonville Lions Club was a particularly important event. The club hosted the District Governor, Rennie Cleland who was on-hand to present the Melvin Jones Fellowship award to past Club President Karl Eddings. The Melvin Jones Fellowship is the highest award for public service and is named for the founder of Lions Clubs International (LCI). The award is voted by the recipient’s colleagues. Those who know Karl from his participation in local Lion’s Club events and as a U.S. Mail carrier, will agree that this is richly-deserved. Lions Clubs International is the largest public service Karl and Rennie with the current Club organization in President Bill Hanlan the world with over 1.3 million members. Their primary focus is on sight and hearing but the organization also provides relief to areas hit by major disasters like tsunamis, earthquakes and hurricanes. The Jacksonville Lions Club is a proud


2012 Jacksonville Elementary School spelling contest winners together with some of the Jacksonville Lions Club members member of LCI and is committed to local service projects such as providing sight and hearing screening for local elementary school children and sponsoring the spelling contest at Jacksonville Elementary. LCI also provides assistance during the art show, sponsors the school’s annual Britt play, awards scholarships to local collegebound students and even picks up trash along Old Stage Road! The J’ville club also donates and delivers Christmas baskets to needy local people in conjunction with Food and Friends.

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Calling All Foodies
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very holiday season brings with it requests for old favorites or your guests wanting something different. The side dishes below are all make-ahead and don't require lots of pots and pans—leaving room on your stove and oven to make holiday turkey and desserts. These sides are also a twist on old favorites. You may find your family and friends requesting these as well as your old standbys.

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Squash Bowl with Vegetables
This recipe is great if you are short on space at your holiday table. The squash acts as both the vessel for the vegetables as well as the starch and resembles a large flower with the vegetables in the center. The squash may be made up to 2 days ahead of time. The vegetables just need a quick sauté or steam before putting into the squash bowl. 1 Medium to Large “squatty” squash such as Cinderella or Kabotcha ½ cup sweet vermouth, Maderia wine, Masala Wine or any other dessert wine ½ cup smoked brown sugar 1 Tablespoon Sea Salt ½ teaspoon nutmeg ¼ cup olive oil (you may use smoked olive oil for more flavor) Using a sharp knife, cut a lid out of the large squash. Scrape the insides of the squash. Save the seeds for another use. Sprinkle the inside with salt, nutmeg and smoked brown sugar. Drizzle the olive oil inside and add the sweet wine. Place entire squash into a vessel large enough to add a small amount of water and cover. Bake at 350 for 1-2 hours depending on the size and thickness of your squash. 2 red bell peppers – sliced into strips 1 large sweet yellow onion – cut into thick slices 2 pounds of green beans – cleaned and trimmed Olive oil to cook vegetables Salt and pepper Herbs de Provence When the squash is fully cooked but not mushy, remove from the vessel and place onto a serving plate. Cook your vegetables in a little oil until cooked through but still crisp and tender. Toss with Herbs de Provence and salt and pepper. Cut the large squash into slices like a flower. Place vegetables inside of center of squash. Serve hot. This may be filled with any other type of vegetables you desire. You may also change the flavor of the vegetables such as using a curry blend and fish sauce will give it a Thai flavor profile.

Chestnut, Onion and Mushroom Dressing
This dressing is prepared on the side, whereas a stuffing is placed into the cavity of the turkey - as a bonus, these dressing leftovers can be made into a creamy winter soup which is hearty and has no cream added. Onion Avocado oil to cook One 14 ounce bag of petite whole onions or other small onions One package whole cooked chestnuts – approximately 1 pound 1 pound chantrelle mushrooms (if not available, substitute criminis) Nutmeg Salt and Pepper ½ cup Panko Bread Crumbs ½ cup Chicken or Beef Stock ¼ cup Sweet Vermouth or Masala Wine Heat the oil, add the onions and cook until nicely browned. Remove and reserve. Cook the mushrooms until lightly brown. Remove and reserve. Add the cooked chestnuts into the pan to warm them. Add the onions and mushrooms and vermouth and cook until almost dry (au sec). Season with approx.. ¼ tsp. nutmeg. Add salt and pepper (approximately ½ tsp. or more to taste) Add chicken stock and heat. Place dressing into an ovenproof dish. Sprinkle with Panko Crumbs. Bake at 375 for 45 minutes to an hour.

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2 cups of chestnuts, onion and mushroom dressing, 2 cups chicken or beef stock ½ cup sweet vermouth. Heat the stock and add your leftover dressing and heat through. Blend in a blender. Add the vermouth at end and then cook for 5-7 minutes to cook off alcohol. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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A Cup of Conversation by
Michael Kell of GoodBean Coffee
Walt and Mick
1990 was our first year in town and through the human lens, life in Jacksonville was lived in sepia. Everyone in the commercial core was just trying to survive. Recession rocked the economy and real estate was in the dumpster. A water moratorium halted any development so property values continued to stagnate. Jacksonville was a one-horse town and the horse was tied-up on the wrong side of the tracks. However, thanks to a guy named Robbie Collins, a new national historic registry status enabled us to qualify for federal and state funds to help feed the infrastructure of the downtown core. Better infrastructure meant more tourists, which meant more money in the cash registers and city coffers. Commercially, things were looking-up but we had issues. Walt was deep-south. Mick was left coast. Walt was red-neck. Mick was hippie. Walt raced stock cars. Mick made leather belts. Walt was a giant of a man. Mick wasn’t. Walt was city councilman and chamber president. Mick was mayor. Walt wanted growth. Mick didn’t. Half the city agreed with Walt, the other half with Mick. City government was gridlocked and the council meetings a spectacle. Being new to town and small-town life, I made the mistake of making my political bent known which ended-up costing us exactly half the available coffee business. The other half went around the corner to the then Jacksonville Bakery. I never understood why someone would tolerate bad coffee just to prove a point but I quickly learned to keep opinions to myself and business started to reflect the wiser position. It didn’t hurt that my wife was apolitical to the point of anarchist and everyone loved Mary. I became an observer versus participant, neutral, over-driven with
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Sarah Zigler Replacement Bridge

Cemetery News From The Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery
From Dirk J. Siedlecki, President - FOJHC
History Saturday Please join us on Saturday, December 8 for our final program of the year as we conclude our tour of the City Section of the Jacksonville Cemetery. The tour will start at 10:00am and take approximately 90 minutes to complete. Meet your Docent at the top of the Cemetery Road by the flag pole and Sexton's Tool House. Be sure to dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. There is no charge for the tour and reservations are not required. Donations are always appreciated and help to support ongoing restoration and preservation work in the cemetery. Visit our website at www. friendsjvillecemetery.org for additional details and other cemetery events and activities. Thank you to all who have attended this year's History Saturday Program and for making it such a well attended and successful program. The program will be offered again in 2013, starting in May and running through September, with a new format and topics. Thank You I wanted to offer my sincere appreciation to all who were able to attend our Marker Dedication Service on November 14, honoring Pvt. Hayes Benjamin Taylor, a Spanish-American War Veteran, who whose buried in a unmarked grave in the Jacksonville Cemetery. The Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery was honored to request, receive, and place a military marker on his grave. A special thank you to Pastor Richard Evans, Shirley Blaul, Robert Hight, and Bob Budesa for their generous and special contributions that made it a very moving and memorable service. Please remember all our Veterans' and those men and women currently serving their Country all around the World. A very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season to all!

Letter to Mayor Paul Becker and Jeff Alvis, City Administrator Paul and Jeff, As you are aware, the City of Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Woodlands Association collaborated on replacement of the first bridge over Jackson Creek on the Sarah Zigler Trail. I am happy to inform you that the Bridge replacement project is now complete and open for visitors to the Jacksonville Woodlands. I want to acknowledge and extend my appreciation to Tony Hess and Gary Sprague, City Park Rangers who coordinated this bridge replacement

project with Rick Shields, City Parks Coordinator. Their experience with the City's Forest Park bridges and trail design and construction along with the use of citizen volunteers provided the framework for the bridge design, materials and construction which resulted in significant cost savings for the overall project. JWA Board members Bob Budesa and Will Naumann also provided experienced volunteer support for the project. Two local residents Omer Kem and Eric Villarreal also provided volunteer labor. Sincerely, Charles Wilson, JWA President

Local Plant Guide Available Again
The Jacksonville Woodlands Association 1995 publication detailing the vegetation found in the woodlands areas of town has been reprinted in limited quantities and is once again for-sale. The 127-page publication was the result of years of field research conducted by local horticulturist Alan Horobin of Jacksonville. It remains the most comprehensive guide to local plants, trees, herbs, shrubs, vines, ferns, grasses and ecological areas. Common and notso-common species listed are numerous and range from Poison Oak, English Ivy, Oregon Grape, Honeysuckle, Madrone, Lilac, Yarrow, Thistle, Mullein, Horsetail to the now-famous local lily, the Fritillaria gentneri. The guide contains both the scientific and common names along with detailed drawings of each specimen and an excellent index. Those interested in obtaining a copy of the Vegetation Manual of the Jacksonville Woodlands may contact JWA President Larry Smith at 541-899-7402 or by email at twinhiker@gmail.com.

JWA Requests Your Ideas, Comments and Suggestions
The Jacksonville Woodlands Association (JWA), in partnership with the City of Jacksonville, Southern Oregon Land Conservancy, Bureau of Land Management, and Jackson County have begun the process of reviewing the Jacksonville Woodlands Historic Natural Park and Trail System General Management Plan (GMP). The final product is intended to supplement and clarify provisions found within the original General Management Plan—and not designed to replace the original plan in its entirety. Toward that end, your ideas, comments, and suggestions regarding the management of the woodlands would be extremely valuable. While not necessary to provide input, the aforementioned document can be found on the JWA website www. jvwoodlands.org. Please keep comments brief, civil, as specific as possible, and send them to jwaplan@gmail.com by December 31.

ATA Winter Update
Ice dots the falling leaves and the Applegate Trails Association is fresh out of hikes for this winter. Planning and development continue. Folks will be back on the trails in the Spring. Enjoy the Applegate mountain winter, whether you watch it from the valley or drive out to explore. From the comfort of home and fire you can check out the incredible progress of the organization by visiting www.applegatetrails.org. To help with planning, trail development or fundraising, contact David Calahan at 541-899-1226 or david@applegatetrails.org. We look forward to seeing you out on the trails in the Spring. Keep reading Jacksonville Review for hike announcements.

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The second Saturday of every month Crater Rock Museum offers special events just for kids. Exploring topics from the world of dinosaurs, volcanoes, crystals, geodes and thunder eggs—it's something different every month! Saturday, December 8, it’s time to learn all about meteors. Kids will interact with Charles Rogers, RCC Geology Instructor and Crater Rock Museum Curator, as he speaks about how meteors are created, where they come from, and just about anything you've ever wanted to know about a meteor. After the presentation, kids can participate in hands-on experiments with Mr. Rogers’ very own meteor collection. This is one your kids will love! Classes are held every hour, on the hour from 10:00am-3:00pm. Children’s classes and materials are FREE with paid parent museum admission of $4.00. Crater Rock Museum is located at 2002 Scenic Drive, Central Point. For more information, contact Kids Day coordinator, Karen Rogers at krogers1952@me.com or call 541-218-2267.

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Family Views by Michelle Hensman
uch K-8 School is known for its parental involvement and strong community ties, which have been critical to the success of academic test scores and the enrichment programs. It’s just as well known that Ruch is located in a rural setting where enrollment is significantly lower than other Medford schools. Low enrollment is a blessing and a curse; a smaller school means students receive individual attention that creates an intimate, family-like environment. It also means when the district is forced to consider budget cuts, Ruch is often at the top of the list. Recognizing a need to revitalize the current public education curriculum, with the goal of keeping Ruch sustainable for generations to come, the Applegate Partners Promoting Local Education, (APPLE), began working diligently to find a solution. It took almost a year, but together with input from school board members, the APPLE team proposed that Ruch K-8 become a Community School with a Place Based Learning curriculum. Governor Kitzhaber and the Oregon Department of Education agree there are unique learning opportunities available throughout all of Oregon’s school districts and believe that each district would be capable of excellence if allowed to customize their curriculum to meet the needs of the children in their districts; hence the birth of the “Tight/Loose Plan.” The plan means that academic expectations, goals and standards remain “tight,” while the strategy a district chooses to achieve academic standards is up to them, thereby “loose.” At the November 5, 2012 school board meeting, Superintendent Phil Long expressed his endorsement of APPLE’s plan by recommending the board agree to work with neighboring districts in an effort to provide “comprehensive consideration of inter-district transfer requests,” acknowledging that school boundaries and “geography doesn’t always align with student needs.” After careful consideration of the APPLE plan and Superintendent Long’s positive comments, the board exercised their ability to be “loose.” One-by-one the board members articulated their support for the APPLE plan and agreed easier transfers and flexible enrollment would help the Ruch Community School to remain open through 2014-15, allowing the program time to evolve. A Community School partners with various


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organizations to provide: information on local resources and services, classes, training, and may include medical/ dental services; whatever the needs of the community may be. Place Based Learning is about connecting classroom lessons with a variety of real-world, interactive learning opportunities, which are rooted in the environment. Students in Community Schools with Place Based Learning curriculums tend to have a stronger appreciation for the natural environment in which they live, learn the importance of community responsibility and the value of civic pride. Thousands of schools across the country have adopted a community school/place based approach and children are demonstrating marked improvement and great success; many of which are here in Oregon. The Oregon Department of Education recognizes academic achievement through positive family relationships and community connections on their website: “Community schools are grounded in the concept that learning occurs in many places—in school, after school, in neighborhoods and communities—throughout our lives. Evaluations of community school programs have shown that they help improve student achievement, increase attendance and reduce participation in highrisk behaviors. Community schools that engage families have led to increases in family involvement with school programs and improved family functioning.” www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=575 Although Ruch School has been uncertain of its future in the past, the dedication of the parents, staff and community remains strong and enthusiastic. Ruch families and community partners are loyal and committed to ensuring the success of the pioneering little school so rich in natural, educational resources and history. Come Fall 2013, Ruch Community School intends to ignite an education revolution, one that is sure to strengthen, unite and enrich the lives of local families and community members throughout the valley. *Special thanks to Medford School Board Member Sally Killen for coining, “The Ruch Revolution.” Three simple words that personify both the excitement and anticipation of all that’s to come for Ruch Community School in 2013! I’m told the T-shirts have been ordered! For more information on curriculum, becoming a partner or to share your support please email Michelle Hensman, Ruch Community School Coordinator: ruchcc@ymail.com or call 541-842-3850.

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The Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) invites you to support services for children and teens healing from abuse in a unique way: donate the “treasures” in your attic, storage closet, or jewelry box that you no longer want or need. The Center will sell or auction them off, with all proceeds going to help kids who come for child abuse treatment services. Donate items to the Center by calling Don Tollefson at 541-846-6541. He will arrange for pickup or drop-off of the items. The Center will sell or auction them on Ebay or through a local auctioneer, and funds received will go to CAC. Your donation is tax deductible and is an easy way to make a contribution to the organization. The Center will accept any item valued at $100 or more, including jewelry, antiques, furniture, collectibles, and fine art. Larger donations of cars, trucks, RVs, and boats are also accepted. All items must be clean and in working condition. The Center will not take firearms or perishables. In the last fiscal year, the Center served 998 children and teens from Jackson County, all young victims of abuse or neglect. Visit www.cacjc.org or call Michelle Wilson at 541-2825474, x111 for more information on the center or this project.

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Soul Matters
by Kate Ingram, M.A.
“To find the shape of one’s own life, to become oneself, to... be in the right struggle and love in a way that makes things genuinely fit together...that makes all the difference, even in a dark time when nothing seems to make any difference at all.” ~Michael Meade was very excited, at the beginning of this year, to welcome 2012. February would usher in the Year of the Dragon, an auspicious year, a year of power and dynamism. Having been born in a dragon year, I gleefully anticipated doubly good fortune with health, wealth, and a book deal raining down from the heavens. And then, the opposite occurred. The year unfolded with challenge upon challenge: hopes, plans, money, health, old ways of relating—all fell away like leaves in an autumn wind. Surely it will get better, I mused. It did not get better. Over time, I became curious. I wanted to understand what was happening. And then one day I got it: it was an incredibly powerful and dynamic year, just not in the one I initially imagined. Any powerful transformation requires the death of the old way of being. Myths from all ages and cultures tell of this process of death, descent, and resurrection. From the ashes of what was, from the dark depths of decay and humiliation and loss, comes new life. The old year, the old attitudes, the old way of seeing and being are torn away in the service of creation. Loss initiates us into wholeness. Every birth follows the death of what was, every death heralds the birth of what is becoming. The pain that accompanies major transformation is the pain of birthing new life; it is the dragon, biting through to the bone of being, testing our strength, pushing us to our limits, finding what is solid within us, pushing us to our essential core. Ex malo bonum. Out of bad comes good. It’s terrifying to lose what you


valued, disorienting not to know who or where you are, frightening to face into the darkness. Discarding everything superficial and non essential—especially when you thought certain of those things to be very essential indeed—is painful, but it’s also freeing. Once all the debris is removed and the dust settles, it makes it very easy to see who you really are. And once you get past the shock of this, well, there is nothing better or more powerful than feeling the flush of your true being. Think, if you will, of the self as a walnut: the shell is the ego; the fruit inside, the soul. The kernel, the soul, contains the full essence and rich potentiality of illimitable life. It can take a great deal of force to crack the shell that encloses this potential. But if we are curious and brave, we come to see that the challenges we face are the force of fate opening us to our destiny. Exposed to the fertile, dark depths, the seed of soul can take root and begin to manifest it’s true form. The fierce dragons of our lives tear us open, exposing our vulnerability and longings. They awaken our humanity as well as our divinity. We don’t really grow until we open up, until we hit the dirt. The dragons are what prepare us for our fullest incarnation. In this spirit of endings and beginnings, I offer this: May all our dark days presage our illumination; may turmoil transform to peace and fear become love; and may our dragons open us to finding the fullness of our being. KATE INGRAM, M.A. is a therapist, life coach and writer. To learn more or to make an appointment, please go to www. katherineingram.com. You can also follow her on Twitter @kateingram425.

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ith the busiest shopping month here, the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association encourages you to buy eye-friendly toys this holiday season. This can help your child avoid serious eye injuries and actually stimulate their vision and learning abilities. Each year, approximately 11,000 eye injuries sustained by children are caused by toys or home playground equipment according to a 2004 Children’s Eye Safety report from Prevent Blindness America. Often, adults are in a rush when shopping and they may be tempted to make a snap decision to choose a toy that just looks attractive. But they may not have considered the safety of the toy, and how it could potentially injure their child’s eyesight. This year, we would like parents to keep this in-mind while shopping. In general, the OOPA recommends parents avoid toys with pointed, sharp, or rough edges or pieces. Blocks are great for almost any age as long as corners and edges are blunted to reduce the risk of eye injury. Also, beware of long-handled toys, like mops, brooms, pony sticks and rakes to avoid eye injuries. Make sure that they have rounded handles and closely watch children under age two with such toys. Always supervise children in situations when they might share an inappropriate toy with a younger sibling. Last, avoid flying toys, projectile-firing toys, slingshots, dart guns and arrows for children under age six. BB and pellet guns, bows and arrows, and darts are extremely


dangerous. Ideally, these toys should be avoided completely, especially when there are younger children in the house. If that is not possible, supervise any child with these toys, because they have the potential to be harmful. On a positive note, great toys for children are those that stimulate visual development, improve hand-eye coordination and demonstrate spatial relationships. The American Optometric Association recommends the following toys for kids under age 2: • brightly-colored mobiles • stuffed animals • activity gyms • blocks, balls • stacking and nesting toys • buckets and measuring cups • puzzles • shape sorters • musical toys Appropriate and eye-friendly toys for children over age 2 include: • child-sized household items like vacuums • sandboxes • refrigerator and stove sets • riding toys • backyard gyms and swings • puzzles Magnetic letters, stringing beads, and toy cash registers are great for fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Some toys are simply not safe and may be recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). For a list of toy recalls, call (800)638-2772 or visit www.cpsc.gov. Julie Danielson, an optometric physician, is available by appointment at 541-899-2020. See ad this page.

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hree years ago, one of our home delivery clients, Lynette, called me after receiving a holiday Wish Tree gift given by a community member. Even though she knew what it was, she told me she would wait until Christmas to unwrap it, since it was the only present she was going to get. Lynette explained to me that she didn’t have anybody else to help her celebrate. This is something we hear every year from many of our seniors. I have to admit that I sometimes start to feel a little “bah-humbug” with the crowded stores and long checkout lines, when all I want to do is get what I need and go home. Then I receive the list of Wish Tree gift suggestions from our site and see what our seniors would like; simple things like a puzzle, some postage stamps, warm socks or fresh fruit. Reading the list reminds me of Lynette’s words. It reaffirms to me how important helping others is, and gets me excited about the holiday season. I like giving a gift to someone who really needs it, and truly appreciates it. As a result, every year I look forward to this project which helps me kick off the holidays.


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Joyfull Living
by Louise Lavergne
o here we are at the end of another year. This is a great time for you to take inventory of what has worked for you this year and what has not. This is not the time to get stuck in judgments and get down with the “shoulds” or “coulds” but rather re-evaluate what is important to you. If how you feel about your life and what you want in your life are at odds with each other, you are likely to feel discord and disharmony. Remember that in every moment and with every thought, the Universe is listening to your instructions. Taking responsibility for what shows up in your life and in your mind is one of the most empowering things you can do for yourself. You can keep looking for external “fixes,” new job, new relationship etc. but if you want to stop repeating the same drama over and over… you need to look within, change and deepen your relationship with yourself. You can take charge of what you want to experience by acknowledging your feelings honestly. When you feel doubt and fear come up, simply observe them and gently redirect your focus to an expansive energy. Take a deep breath and let go…. allow the energy of light and stillness to fill your body and mind. Think of a calm lake or a sunrise. When something challenging happens, you don’t need to jump into the pool of fear with “Oh no, this is terrible…” but rather ask what is this showing me about myself and my life that I can heal or change, to be in alignment with the reality I want. This way of being helps you develop a healing and compassionate relationship with yourself. If you can let go of judgments and the core belief of limitation and lack, you begin to open up to all that is possible for you and embody your true inner radiance. It allows you to share the gift of YOU with the world. "When you think everything is someone else's fault, you will suffer a lot. When you realize that everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy.” ~ The Dalai Lama The New Year brings the opportunity to set your intentions in a new way. Albert Einstein once said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." What are you going to do that is different? Think about how much time you invest worrying, obsessing or being fearful…. Think about investing as much or more time saying positive things and


Creating the Reality You Want
focusing on what is good in your life and in our world. Think about what thoughts and words you are choosing when you speak or share on Facebook or email… Is it helping create a better reality for you or the world? You can clear your mind of negativity anytime by slowing down the breath and redirecting your thoughts to Light and Peace. O' GREAT SPIRIT help me always To speak the truth quietly, To listen with an open mind when others speak, And to remember the peace that may be found in silence. ~ Cherokee Prayer Slow down, learn to relax your rhythm and stay connected to the moment—allow yourself to receive the expansion that your highest consciousness is attempting to share with you in the quiet moments. It takes daily practice and it does get easier the more you practice. Tend to your vital heart, and all that you worry about will be Solved ~ Rumi I am offering two events to help you get started with some of your New Year intentions: 1. developing a Home yoga Practice: Develop a healing and compassionate relationship with yourself. JoyFull yoga helps us create a harmonious relationship between our mind, body and spirit so we can access our resources and take inspired actions to manifest our intentions. This class will give you all the tools you need to get started and be successful at sticking to it. You will have the opportunity to purchase the DVD of the class to assist you with your home routine. 2. A 40-day intensive to develop a daily practice. This is a combination of Yoga and Meditation. This class will take you on a 40-day daily practice. Designed to help those who have a hard time meditating or who want to deepen their commitment to a daily practice. See ad for details. The act of “making time” is a powerful expression of an internal intention of self-care and is truly a key to living a more JoyFull Life. Breathe in gratitude— Live in Joy. © 2001-2012 Louise is a life coach, an international inspirational speaker, author, creator of JoyFull Yoga and JoyFull living coaching. She owns JoyFull Yoga LLC in Jacksonville where she offers private sessions and group classes. Email questions to info@joyfull-yoga.com. www.joyfull-yoga.com; 541-899-0707.

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Jacksonville Travel Tales: The Galapagos
n odd assortment of life forms exist on a cluster and then launch themselves. Once in the air, their eightof islands nearly 600 miles off the coast of foot wingspan lets them soar with effortless grace. Ecuador. Seabirds with strange-colored feet, Even though many of the islands are fairly small, giant tortoises, monster lizards, and birds with inflatable there is a wide diversity of habitats. On hikes inland, we red sacs attached to their throats were just some of the came face-to-face with giant tortoises. These creatures, amazing creatures we had come to see in the Dr. Seusswith faces that look just like the movie character E.T., like land known as the Galapagos Islands. may live up to 200 years, though no one knows for sure. For eleven days, we lived and travelled aboard the Tip Tortoises can weigh up to 600 pounds. These animals Top IV, a 130-foot motor yacht that took us to various were one of the major influences in the development landing sites in the islands which of adaptation theory. Tortoises straddle the equator. They are on each of the different islands young islands, without a human have developed distinctly presence until quite recently. This different shell shapes based isolation gave the islands’ flora on food source. In addition to and fauna a chance to develop the tortoises, Darwin noted the and evolve—and gave an early differences in mockingbirds visitor, Charles Darwin, a chance from island to island and, to collect specimens and ideas most notably, the variation in that eventually led to the theory the shape of finch beaks. The of natural selection. Galapagos provide habitat for From our first afternoon’s thirteen different finch species, walk on the tiny island known each filling a specific niche also Frigate Bird as North Seymour, we knew we based on food supply. were in for a not-of-this-world experience. Large frigate We observed thousands of grey marine iguanas birds flew overhead or perched in trees; the male’s giant warming themselves on the black lava shores. They too red throat sacs inflated like balloons. Blue-footed booby have developed a specialized niche for feeding. They males, with their inquisitive-looking faces and bright are the only iguanas to dive into the ocean and feed blue feet, pointed their beaks skyward, then bowed off the algae and seaweed below the waves. Marine with their wings outspread, iguanas rid themselves of the calling to passing females. Bright high salt content in their diet by yellow 4-foot long land iguanas, sneezing it out. with what Darwin called their The black lava often seemed to “singularly stupid appearance”, be art in motion as hundreds of lounged in the underbrush. Tiny bright red Sally Lightfoot crabs red-throated lava lizards scurried scurried around. Lava herons and through the sand and nocturnalyellow-crowned night herons feeding swallow-tail gulls fussed stalked prey at the shoreline. with their fuzz ball chicks. Just off shore, brown pelicans Our hike the next day and boobies plunged headintroduced us to the other two first into the water. Galapagos booby species living in the penguins often popped up near Giant Land Iguana Galapagos. The Nazca booby is where the birds entered the the largest, with a striking masked face and greenish feet. water—competing for the same food. These are the only However, my favorite was the Red-footed booby with its penguins to live so far north and in such a warm climate. face a delicate pattern of reds, pinks and blues. It was very strange, on occasion, to see a penguin The largest seabird on the islands is the chunkystanding under a cactus. looking waved albatross. These birds are so heavy, at Beautiful white sandy beaches stretched between the about 10 pounds, they can’t just lift their wings and fly. lava flows on some of the islands. Frequently, there were They wait at cliff edges for the appropriate air current sea lions or fur seals enjoying the sun and sand. The


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Blue-Footed Boobie couple white sand is the result of the incredible more underwater sea life that we experienced while snorkeling. In fact, snorkeling proved to be one of our favorite activities of the online trip—an underwater kaleidoscope of colors and shapes. We swam with sea turtles and rays, whitetipped sharks moved beneath us, and sea lions came to play with us. On the last evening of our visit, we sat for awhile on one of those sandy beaches watching young sea lions cavorting in a green pool of water and feeling the breeze blow across our faces. As boobies plunged into the water and frigate birds soared overhead, it was easy to see why so many people would want to experience this natural laboratory. It is as close as most of us will ever be to life in a Seuss book or on another planet. Skip and Gayle Stokes can be reached at skipstokes@charter.net.

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Care Farming: What We've Learned
s 2012 draws to a close, we’re celebrating the conclusion of our best year ever here at the Sanctuary. Thank you to all the donors, volunteers, visitors, and adopters who helped make this year one for the record books. For those who are new to the concept, care farming is essentially a combination of agriculture and healthcare. It’s also called green care, social farming, and farming for health. One of the things that makes care farms such a valuable community resource is the wide range of therapeutic, recreational, and educational activities that a care farm can offer, including: animalassisted and horticultural therapy for at-risk youth, people with disabilities, and veterans; farm tours and volunteer opportunities that are fun for the whole family; and field trips where students enjoy hands-on learning about nature and animals. The number of care farms worldwide continues to grow at an astonishing rate. Although there’s still only one farm in the U.S. which identifies itself as a care farm—that’s us—there are now more than 1,000 care farms in The Netherlands, several hundred in Great Britain, and hundreds more scattered throughout Ireland, Scandinavia, Belgium, Germany, Austria, and Italy.


by Robert Casserly, Executive Director Sanctuary One at Double Oak Farm
Given the growth rate of care farms overseas and the tremendous outpouring of support Sanctuary One has received since we opened in 2008, I predict there will be more than 100 care farms in the U.S. by the year 2025 and more than 1,000 by 2050. Meanwhile, one of the challenges of being the first care farm in the U.S. is having to learn through trial and error. We can’t do things by the book because there is no book. Some of the lessons we’ve learned over the course of our first five years of operation include: • We need to find new and creative ways to reach out to human-service and healthcare professionals whose clients might benefit from spending time at our care farm. • Providing a safe haven for formerly abused, disabled, elderly, or injured animals is not just the right thing to do, it’s also practical. Whereas most European care farms raise animals for their meat, milk, or fiber, we’ve found that an animal rescue program like ours generates more in income and donations than most farms of a comparable size earn through traditional farming practices. • Converting an old 55-acre cattle and timber ranch into a permacultureinspired “food forest”—that is, a lowmaintenance ecosystem replete with copious amounts food-bearing plants for people and animals—is going to take years. We might not even live to see the results. But our children might, and our grandchildren almost certainly will. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to Sanctuary One this holiday season. Any amount will be appreciated and we’ll promptly send you a receipt. Our mailing address is 13195 Upper Applegate Road, Jacksonville, OR 97530. Credit cards donations may be made on our website: www.SanctuaryOne.org.

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Paws for Thought by Dr. Tami Rogers
ou might remember from my column last month that our clinic, Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital, hosted a food and supply drive for the Jackson County Animal Shelter during the month of November. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank our clients and the good people of Jacksonville for their generosity. As I write this article, it is the 15th of November and we have until the end of the month to collect. I am excited to report that we have collected: • Over 300 pounds of dog and cat food • 33 collars and/or harnesses • 9 leashes • 7 beds • 9 blankets • More than a dozen toys • 5 food/water bowls Dr. Rogers, Dr. Frank and the staff of Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital • 3 coats • Plus a variety of office supplies, storage containers, and grooming supplies Dr. Rogers can be reached at the Jacksonville Again, to each of you who donated… we thank you. Veterinary Hospital at 541-899-1081 Your generosity is overwhelming. We hope you all have or jvhospital@qwestoffice.net. a blessed holiday season.


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Water Quality Firm Opens

SFP Names Jacksonville’s Howard Johnson to Board of Directors
Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) announced the appointment of Howard M. Johnson to the organization’s Board of Directors effective the end of 2012. Mr. Johnson will retire from active staff work at SFP, where he has served as Director of Global Programs. Mr. Johnson is a resident of Jacksonville, and has served as a Planning Commissioner and other volunteer posts over the years. Johnson has been with SFP since its founding as a non-profit organization in 2006. Prior to joining SFP, Johnson was President of H.M. Johnson and Associates, a leading seafood industry research and analysis firm he founded in 1984. Johnson’s seafood career spans some 40+ years, including involvement in a wide variety of activities including seafood procurement in Southeast Asia and aquaculture development in the United States, Mexico, Chile, and Brazil. He also founded and published the Annual Report on the United States Seafood Industry, a respected information source, for 18 years. At its recent Annual Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, Johnson was presented with The Howard M. Johnson SFP

David Funderburk, owner of Quality Water Systems has relocated his business from Central Point to 310 E. California Street, on the corner of 5th and California. QWS will open in mid-December and offer solutions to water quality problems found here in Southern Oregon. The showroom will feature products such as water softeners, reverse osmosis systems, iron filtration and arsenic removal systems and microbiological disinfection. “The new showroom will be a place where you can have your water tested and learn about these tools and technologies now available to solve water quality problems. The location also provides our existing customers access to an extensive inventory of replacement filters and parts.” Funderburk and his wife live in Jacksonville and are excited that the showroom offers excellent exposure to their target audience in a historic downtown setting. “We are very excited to be offering a service that improves everyday life and have systems designed to save water, energy and reduce water waste,” he adds.

Since 1994, Quality Water Systems has designed and installed thousands of water treatment systems throughout Oregon. 100% of QWS products are manufactured in the United States. “I am an Oregon native from Baker City with numerous certifications, licenses and advanced training. I have both a plumbing and contractor’s license, and am a Certified Water Specialist and Certified Plant Operator.” Quality Water Systems has been an authorized Kinetico Dealer since 1995, a leading manufacturer of innovative water treatment equipment, based in Newbury, Ohio. David points out, “Kinetico has a longstanding reputation for manufacturing nonelectric water processing equipment with innovative features resulting in long-lasting and efficient systems. In addition to the Kinetico Systems, other brands are offered at competitive pricing.” Quality Water Systems provides parts and professional maintenance service for new and existing systems. Reach David Funderburk at the showroom or at 541-245-7470 or email davidqws@hotmail.com. See his article this page.

Leadership Award, as the first recipient. Named in his honor, the award states, “This award, inaugurated in 2012 and to be given annually, honors individuals who mirror your integrity and character and exemplify the leadership and innovation that you have contributed to SFP over your many years with us.”

Mike Card New Trucking Association Chairman
Mike Card of Jacksonville was recently named the 68th Chairman of the American Trucking Association, a nationwide federation that advocates on behalf of the trucking industry. Card, 53 and his brothers own Combined Transport of Central Point, a hauling and logistics firm with 400 tractors, 375 drivers, 90+ office and shop employees and $125 million in annual revenue. Combined Transport was founded in 1980 by Card’s father, Richard, who at the time was an owner-operator who wanted a comprehensive trucking company rather than just a few trucks. Today, Mike Card is president of the company. Combined Transport has three divisions: glass, heavy-haul and generalflatbed. Their typical length of haul is 800-1000 miles with loads up to 260,000 pounds, far in excess of the usual 80,000-pound limits. The firm is well known and respected for transporting high value items such as windmills and GE jet engines for Boeing. Card’s extensive experience includes working on an array of trucking policy issues. He currently serves on the board of the American Transportation Research Committee and is past president of the Oregon Trucking Association. Card has dealt with and has expertise in a myriad of national policy issues including insurance and tort issues, national highway policy, size and weight limits, and independent contractor issues. Card was born and raised here and grew up on Old Stage Road. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon and an avid Ducks fan. As the new ATA Chairman, he notes his focus will be tackling new policy issues including driver hours of service, new electronic hours logging, new entrant requirements, drug and alcohol screening mandates, environmental rules, driver shortages, fuel prices and economic stagnation. Mike and his wife Pam have lived in Jacksonville since 1995 and have two children in their 20’s, Nick, an engineer and Stephanie, a culinary student.

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TROUBLED WATERS: The Smell in Your Well
Jacksonville has excellent water…if you live in town! However, if you live out of town, your well water may not be well. This time of year, here is some insight on a seasonal condition we simply call, “smelly water!” The condition starts when sprinkler systems are turned off and the amount of well water useage drops. This time of year, we get lots of callers complaining about an “eggy, sulfur-like” smell which is usually stronger in hot water. The most common cause of this odor is sulfate reducing bacteria. Don’t be alarmed— there is no research to date that suggests these little rascals pose any health risk. But they will ruin your shower experience and make your afternoon tea taste foul. The bacteria are naturally-occurring organisms that are part of the sulfur cycle. The bacteria convert dissolved sulfate in well water to hydrogen sulfide which causes the rotten egg smell. Many times the sulfate- reducing bacteria (SRB) are part of a bigger microbe party in the well. Iron-reducing bacteria and other anaerobic microbes thrive in oxygen-deficient wells, water heaters and water softeners. They thrive in a static environment, and like slime in a creek, are thicker in slow moving water. From spring to fall, when many folks are pumping their wells frequently, they are keeping water velocities up in the pumping system and pipes. In winter, when the flows are reduced, the bacteria grow—and progressively the kitchen tap smells like grandpa's old chair! What can you do? The simple fix is to run your well at high volumes every week. If you have a good producing well, simply run a hose out and let it rip for an hour every Saturday. Or, you can shock chlorinate the well and plumbing system. We have clients that do this routinely with great success. However, if you have iron in your water, beware that chlorination will cause the iron to oxidize and drop to the bottom of the well. This may then cause pump production problems and foul the pump intake and drop pipe. I’ve seen wells with 1.25” pipe reduced to a pin hole due to excessive well chlorination, so be careful. In conclusion, a combination of a treatment system and an annual well chlorination has proven to be the most effective solution. For more information about this article or other water topics, please call or email David Funderburk at davidqws@hotmail.com or 541-245-7470.

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