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Bringing History to Life in our Small Town with Big Atmosphere

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an you feel the buzz in the air…the energy as our micro-town emerges from its winter slumber? This month and all summer long, there are so many events and positive things happening— thanks to great people who are making a difference. Starting in May, anyone interested in history is in for a treat as multiple seasonal events kick-off and new ones begin. Up in the cemetery, Dirk Siedlecki and his team will again bring Jacksonville’s pioneer history alive with their monthly “History Saturday” and grave marker cleaning programs. And this year, in conjunction with History Saturday, Carolyn Kingsnorth of Jacksonville History, Inc. has created new Beekman House and Beekman Bank tours, bringing history and historic buildings back to life. Be sure to catch “Behind the Counter,” “Victorian Architecture,” and other Beekman House Living History tours. On May 4, celebrate Jacksonville’s German Heritage at Maifest, held from 1-5 at Bigham Knoll. Later in the month, a few miles west in the Applegate Valley, the Spring UnCorked barrel tour is on May 18. With food, music and art, the tour is another must-attend event. Be sure to stop at Red Lily Vineyards where Jacksonville’s favorite artist, Cheryl Garcia, is holding a very special show. (See article on page 4.) May 31-June 1, the Boosters Club’s Home, Garden & History Tour is a must-attend event, showcasing interesting homes, history and gardens. And speaking of gardens, the Garden Club presents its annual sale on May 9 & 10, just in time for Mother’s Day. When the Britt Music Festival kicks-off in early June, I suggest taking a stroll around the venue to marvel at


My View by Whitman Parker, Publisher
the amazing upgrades to the area. The Britt Pavilion now has a new gateway, parking, lighting, restrooms, pathways and other improvements. And, the Lower Britt Gardens project is equally impressive—the gardens have never looked better, having been restored to their original glory. In conjunction with Britt and the city, the Boosters Club has just completed the 5-year-long garden restoration project. With hundreds of new plants, walkways, lighting and more, the project was made possible due in large part to the tireless efforts of Boosters Club volunteers Rob Buerk and Steve Casaleggio, both of whom contributed hundreds of hours to make it a reality. The Review would like to thank them and many others, who deserve our thanks for a job welldone. Today, the Lower Britt Gardens is something else to be proud of in our Small Town with Big Atmosphere!

ABOUT OUR COVER Jacksonville photographer and Photoshop guru Ken Gregg created another stunning cover for us this month. Ken is a founding board member of the newly-formed Historic Jacksonville, Inc., whose mission is creating events that will breathe life back into our historic buildings. This modern-day image of the Beekman House with its “ghost-like” images of some of Jacksonville’s early pioneers celebrates the return of History Saturday at the Jacksonville Cemetery and Beekman House. You’ll find a complete schedule on page 12.



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uring the May 18, 2014 Spring UnCorked barrel tour in the Applegate Valley, local metal artist Cheryl Garcia will be hosting another of her hugely-popular art shows at Red Lily Vineyards. The Review caught-up with Cheryl as she was in full production mode creating her enchanting metal art pieces for the show. “This will be my third year doing the UnCorked show at Red Lily…it’s called, “Pulse,” and is inspired by the return of springtime energy. I plan to have 36-40 small, medium and large pieces for sale ranging in price from $35$3500,” Cheryl says. In year’s past, all of her pieces have sold-out during UnCorked, a testament to having been recently named “Best Local Artist” by Southern Oregon Magazine. The metal artist first met Red Lily Vineyard owners Les and Rachel Martin after Cheryl’s now-famous poppy sculptures were “planted” on the Quail Run Vineyard slopes on the outskirts of Jacksonville. “While building Red Lily, they saw my poppies and asked me to create their Bolander Lily along with a 60-bottle metal wine tree… both of which are permanent outdoor art attractions at the vineyard. At my first UnCorked show, I displayed my metal art in their tasting barn and have been back every year!” This May’s event will feature Cheryl’s art installed throughout the vast vineyard property. “It’s an amazing property and will take me about a month to set-up for the show. I plan to show small, medium and large-scale pieces and will have lots


of smaller grape leaf pieces, too. My wall hangings pieces are inspired by various bird images seen in nature…all celebrating the return of spring.” Much of Cheryl’s work includes functional garden pieces, most with bird, animal, garden and water themes. She notes, “Functional outdoor art is rare…I so enjoy creating something from raw metal like a garden gate or weather vane and oeno-sphere’s from repurposed wine barrel hoops…something that brings joy to our everyday lives.” The artist also takes great pride in utilizing and repurposing raw materials such as steel reclaimed from Hurricane Katrina and 12-foot steel water pipes reclaimed from the Butte Falls water system. Watching Cheryl work with blow torch in-hand is aweinspiring. “I love working with serious raw materials like steel, aluminum, brass and bronze…my favorite of course is steel since it’s the most flexible, which I like heating and bending to create my art.” In her studio, Cheryl admits, “it’s like 4th of July everyday with sparks flying everywhere!” With temperatures reaching 2400 degrees, another favorite metal-working tool is her plasma cutter, enabling her to blow through steel like butter as well as delicately write and draw images on the metal. Come meet the artist at Red Lily Vineyard and enjoy a full day of wine tasting at 19 other vineyards during this year’s Spring UnCorked Barrel Tour. Please see the ad for UnCorked on page 38 of this issue. Cheers!


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Boosters 2014 Home, Garden & History Tour

Historic Courthouse It’s that time again!—Every two years, the Jacksonville Boosters Club presents its popular Home, Garden & History Tour, inviting the public visit to some of Jacksonville’s most fascinating properties. For 2014, the Home Tour will unlock the doors to three unique modern homes and four well-loved historic properties. The modern homes are: the Danko House (680 S. Oregon Street), with its signature turret reminiscent of the Victorian era and beautifully designed hillside gardens; the striking Maple House (660 S. Oregon Street), highlighted

Maple House by its delightful Storybook artist’s studio; and the Gracey House (430 Applegate Street, at S. Oregon), a very sophisticated remodel of an older home. Step into the past at Old City Hall (corner of South Oregon and West Main Streets) and enjoy some insight into civic life in the 1880s, courtesy of hosts Mayor and Mrs. Becker. In the adjacent fire museum, some of Jacksonville’s finest firemen will talk about fighting blazes “way back when.” Plus you can spend time in the old “calaboose”— Jacksonville’s historic jailhouse!

Turner House Visit St. Joseph’s Rectory (corner of 4th and C Streets), home of Father Blanchet, hero of the smallpox epidemic and parish priest for 25 years; then continue on C Street to the historic Turner House (120 North 5th). Home of pioneer newsman William Turner, this significant property now boasts an elaborate back garden landscaped by new owner Leslie Vidal. A few steps away on North 5th is the star of the history show: the Jacksonville Courthouse. Tidied-up by the City, see how it may have looked just after its 1884 completion. Docents will show the

Danko House original offices and upstairs, in the great courtroom, Judge and Mrs. Hanna will share stories about this fine old building. Complimentary light refreshments will be served there. Tours will take place on Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1, from noon to 5:00pm, with tickets available at the Visitors Information Center, North Oregon and C Streets beginning May 9. Admission is $14.50, unchanged from the last tour in 2012. Proceeds support Boosters’ community programs and projects in Jacksonville.

Garden Club Spring Flower & Bake Sale Mother’s Day Weekend
This year, the Jacksonville Garden Club’s 29th-Annual Spring Sale is on Friday, May 9th and Saturday, May 10th, from 10:00am to 2:00pm near the Post Office on Oregon Street in downtown Jacksonville. Get set for Mother’s Day with beautiful bouquets created from fresh-cut local flowers, or a unique potted plant. Homebaked goodies—cookies, brownies, pies, scones, and cakes—will also be featured, an easy way to have some delicious treats for the weekend. Lovely handmade cards, made by Club members, will also be for sale. Over the past year, some members have been busy creating beautiful handmade papers, using dried flowers and plants to make one-of-akind designs that make great gifts. Come and see the results of their efforts! Money raised from Garden Club activities provides scholarships at the Oregon Stewardship and at Rogue Community College. A recent scholarship winner from Rogue Community College Foundation says, “This scholarship helped me pay for my books and

May is National Preservation Month
Jacksonville is unique in the United States as having one of the most intact and complete 19th-century commercial and residential groupings of buildings still remaining in the country. The City of Jacksonville’s National Historic Landmark District was listed in 1966, as authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. The National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources. What exactly is historic preservation and why do we do it? It’s much more than saving old buildings! Historic preservation champions and protects places that tell the stories of our past. It enhances our sense of community and brings us closer together. It saves the places we take our children to school, buy our groceries, and stop for coffee—preserving the stories of ancient cultures found in landmarks and landscapes we visit – protecting the memories of people, places, and events honored in our national monuments. In recognition of National Historic Preservation Month, the City of Jacksonville Planning Department is putting together some events to promote education about our historic district and ways in which we are actively preserving our buildings and unique sense of place. Below is a tentative list of events we have planned. Please check the City of Jacksonville website at jacksonvilleor.us in May for exact dates, times and locations. • Open House with Building Officials and Historic Preservation Officer —Come ask questions about your historic property • Lecture with Southern Oregon University Archaeologist Chelsea Rose on recent city finds • Talk and slide show with HARC Chair Donna Bowen about the restoration of the John Bilger House • Open House/Tour of Jackson County Courthouse Grounds

furthered my educational goals.” Jacksonville Garden Club funds and volunteer energies also support local beautification projects at the Peter Britt Garden, Doc Griffin Park, and the Jacksonville Post Office. For more information about the Spring Sale or Jacksonville Garden Club events, please contact President Jo Ann Miller at 541-858-8090. For more information about this article, please contact Sue Miler at samiler17@gmail. com or 301-452-4440.

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News From Britt Hill
t’s been an exciting month at Britt! We announced our 2014 lineup at the beginning of April, and are enjoying a great response from the community. With a strong, diverse lineup including folk legend Joan Baez, indie darlings The Head and the Heart, New Orleans funk/ rock bands Trombone Shorty and Galactic, singer-songwriter Tori Amos, comic Brian Regan, country superstar Jennifer Nettles, the blues/rock act Tedeschi Trucks Band and much more, we are certain there’s a little something for everyone this summer. We hope to see all of you out for some wonderful nights on the Britt hill. Tickets for all of our concerts are on sale to members now, and will go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 16. If you’re not already a member, it’s not too late to show your support of Britt, and take advantage of the benefits of the member presale. Call our office today at 541-7790847 or go online to www.brittfest.org to learn more about membership. There’s more to come this summer, too. Our new Performance Garden will provide an additional performance space, and we’re excited to offer some new, engaging events in that intimate venue. That series will include a variety of music and fun, participatory events.

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We are still finalizing the schedule for the Performance Garden, and will have more to announce in May. Before we get to the full season of concerts, we’ll be celebrating the annual Taste of Summer on Saturday, June 7. Each year we partner with the Chamber of Commerce and the Jacksonville Oregon Business Association to put on this fun event that celebrates the beginning of another great summer in Jacksonville. This year’s Taste of Summer will include a wine walk with approximately 20 local wineries, music on three different stages, a beer garden, classic cars and much more. Music and the wine walk will go from 12:00-4:00pm; other events run throughout the day. Check the Britt website for full information as the event gets closer. Following the Taste of Summer, we’ll perform a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the new Performance Garden, thanking the funders who have made that project possible, and officially open our new space. If you are interested in renting the new Performance Garden for a special event or wedding, please contact Mike Sturgill at mike.sturgill@brittfest.org. Thanks to all of our friends and partners in Jacksonville for all of your support as we get the 2014 season up and running. Comments or questions for Britt Festivals? Email Donna at ed@brittfest.org.

Taste of Summer: Celebrate the JUN A 7 beginning of Britt and summer in Jacksonville JUN The Fray / Barcelona / Oh Honey 16 JUN Mavis Staples / Marc Cohn 21 JUN Fitz and the Tantrums / Special Guest TBA 22 JUN Gavin DeGraw / Matt Nathanson / 23 Mary Lambert JUN 24 Franti Soulshine Yoga The Soulshine Tour featuring JUN Michael Franti & Spearhead, 24 SOJA, Brett Dennen and Trevor Hall JUN BEST OF BRITT BENEFIT 26 featuring Jake Shimabukuro JUN 26 Jake Shimabukuro JUN Leftover Salmon featuring Bill Payne of 27 Little Feat / Eight Dollar Mountain JUN An Evening with Joan Baez 28 JUL An Evening with Pink Martini 5 with singer China Forbes JUL Amos Lee: Mountains of Sorrow, 16 Rivers of Song Tour / Special Guest TBA JUL An Evening with Lyle Lovett 17 and His Large Band JUL Tedeschi Trucks Band / Special Guest TBA 18 JUL Tori Amos: Unrepentant 19 Geraldines Tour / Special Guest TBA JUL Tommy Emmanuel / Antsy McClain 26

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The Unfettered Critic

by Paula Block Erdmann & Terry Erdmann
The Britt: Keeping Up with the Joans’s
y now you’ve seen it. It’s been trumpeted in newsprint, on radio and TV, in coffeehouse conversation, on Twitter and Facebook. And it should be. The Britt Festivals’ announcement of its 2014 lineup sets the stage for Jacksonville’s glorious warm weather entertainment celebration! As we expected, the Britt staff has assembled a wonderfully eclectic collection of performers. Some of the artists’ names strike a chord and bring a smile. Some may already have inspired you to jot down their date on the calendar. And, we suspect, several may have raised quizzical looks and an audible “Huh?” Let’s take a peek (for more, go to www.brittfest.org). Could Jacksonville’s summer possibly kick off without a visit from Michael Franti? Nope. This year, the definitive reggae/funk/ rocker will start the afternoon with a live music yoga class for all ages at Bigham Knoll Field. He’ll then dance back to the Britt for a high-energy evening concert with his band, Spearhead (June 24). On July 5, Pink Martini, the “little orchestra” from Portland featuring dynamic vocals by China Forbes, makes a return visit to the Hill. (And, FYI: on August 15 as a part of the Classical Festival, sexy soprano and Pink Martini alum Storm Large will light up the night with sizzling Kurt Weill cabaret ballads.) It’s the first time here for Jennifer Nettles, country music singer extraordinaire, better known as vocalist for the group Sugarland. Trust us—she’s amazing. September 6. In addition to sharing a beautiful name, the wonderful thing in common about Amos Lee (July 16) and Tori Amos (July 19) is that they’re both extremely personal singer/ songwriters. Lee’s soulful pleas arise from a tradition of folk and blues; Tori’s pianoaccompanied compositions are heartfelt, raw and confessional. Expect an intimate evening of emotion, lyric and melody from each. Now, about those names some of us may not yet be familiar with, such as The Fray (June 16), Fitz and the Tantrums


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(June 22) and The Head and the Heart (September 2)—here’s a commandment to live by: Just because no one has carded us at one of J’ville’s liquid dispensaries in recent years doesn’t mean we should close our minds to new performers. Got it? The same goes for the comedians booked for the Hill: Brian Regan, whose humor, we’re told, is “family friendly” (August 23), and “country comic” Rodney Carrington, whose patter, we’re told, isn’t (September 5). Special Unfettered mention goes to amazing rockers The Tedeschi Trucks Band (really—don’t miss these folks!) (July 18), and the two guys with the fastest fingers in show business, guitarist Tommy Emmanuel (July 26) and ukuleleist (yes, that’s a word) Jake Shimabukuro (June 26). And now for our favorites: When Joan Jett recorded “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” she emerged as a brilliant straight-ahead rocker. She’s been a driving musical force ever since. Her fourteenth studio album includes the song “Everybody Needs a Hero.” Musically, Joan Jett is one of ours. (August 31). Britt’s announcement that Joan Baez would appear in town was our happiest surprise. From her self-titled album in l960, to Woodstock, to “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” to her classic “Diamonds and Rust,” this folk legend has held our attention. We’re excited! (June 28). We’ve often sighed, “If only Lyle Lovett would bring his Large Band to the Britt.” Finally! July 17 will be an evening of country swing—with touches of jazz, blues, gospel and the most beautiful voice that’s come out of Texas in generations. Lovett’s voice, like his band, isn’t big—it’s large! Thank you, Britt, for raising such a “large” tent this year! Paula and Terry each have long impressivesounding resumes implying that they are battle-scarred veterans of life within the Hollywood studios. They’re now happily relaxed into Jacksonville.

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Business news can travel fast in a small town and at times can resemble a game of “telephone,” when at the end of the conversation the “news” is anything but the truth! Many of you have asked about Kay Faught’s business, Blue Door Garden Store, supposedly “going out of business.” The real story is that Kay is doing her best to redirect this rumor and assure everyone that she is NOT going out of business! Her well-established business is currently “for sale,” but she’s still at it selling garden goodies and has the store stocked full of products. Kay decided to sell the business when a great early retirement option presented itself to her husband, Kevin... a bittersweet decision for her. Kay says she’s very excited about the new adventures awaiting her and Kevin and looks forward to finding a buyer for the business she loves. If you happen to know someone interested in buying a fantastic local garden products shop, give Kay a call at Blue Door Garden Store at 541-899-3242.

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Kid Day in May at Crater Rock Museum
The lovely emerald, the symbol of love, rebirth and eternal youth takes centerstage in May at Crater Rock Museum. This lovely gem was sold in Babylon markets as early as 4000 BC, and was a favorite of Cleopatra, who ruled Egypt from 47 BC to 30 BC. Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend on Saturday, May 10 and learn everything you ever wanted to know about emeralds and other birthstones! For kids of all ages, our Rock Yard will be open, offering rock hounds the chance to find petrified wood, agates, jasper, obsidian, and many other great rocks…all for just 25 cents per pound. Although classes at CRM are geared to elementary school-aged children, all ages are welcome. Admission for children is FREE, Adults $5, Seniors $3. Crater Rock Museum is located at 2002 Scenic Avenue, Central Point. For more information, contact Philip Roberts at 541-414-9514, Pam Sasseen at 541-608-8091, or Crater Rock Museum at 541-664-6081.

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hen I was in high school, Me In” as the background. Looking-out it was a huge occasion to through the pines that evening, Diana travel 120 miles to see Louis closed with that same song. I floated Armstrong and Elvis Presley in live home and still get goose bumps thinking performances. about it! Today, I so Of course, appreciate the heart that I can walk and soul that two blocks began it all is from my home the gathering and attend of classical outstanding musicians— concerts all Orchestra summer at an Season with outdoor music music that fills venue in this the air with tiny, historic every emotion town! Have we and carries us all stopped off along every "That Jazz Trio" watercolor by Sue Bennett in Brigadoon? August for The first evening I spent at the Britt three weekends. Through the years, Music Festival in Jacksonville was for we have experienced, learned and its 25th- anniversary celebration in 1988. appreciated more and more classical Steve and I were living in Bend and music. Starting with Family Night with were already logging reasons to move to kids and grandkids, we added other Jacksonville. The show we saw was called, programs and enjoyed each one, be it an “Cotton Patch Gospel.” It was much like electrifying performance featuring a guest an episode of Duck Dynasty, adding a artist such as Chris Botti or Andre Watts. stage full of music and dancing. There was This year I want to see “Time for Three” so much fun and vibrating music on that again, and Jake Shimabukuro, wizard of hillside! The crowd was enchanted and we ukelele—playing on my birthday! The knew we wanted to live here. total outdoors experience that begins with As soon as we moved to Jacksonville a sunlit picnic is never to be forgotten in 1996, we began to plan what programs and can be enhanced by lying back and we’d take in that summer season. One looking up to the stars. that stood out was composed of African This is a community affair; we all Women, singing. It was a hypnotic made it through the choosing of a performance with many rhythms and new conductor together and will be harmonies that were unlike any I’d welcoming Teddy Abrams as our own. ever heard. I was afraid to clap for fear Many people throughout the community it would break the mesmeric mood. offer home stays to performers, forming Does someone remember the name valued long-term relationships; and many of the group? In the summer of 1997, others volunteer in a multitude of ways. John Denver was singing his heart out, Each summer, the Britt Institute offers giving us a “Jacksonville High,” that sent young musicians a chance to study and everyone home humming! perform with top professional musicians Through the years there’s been so much and instructors in one and two-week diversity in the programs. I loved the intensive camps. My granddaughter easy-listening performance and chuckles came for two summers and the time from Ray Charles in 2002, Garrison on the hill changed her life. This year, Keillor’s live “Prairie Home Companion,” we’ll have a new venue to gather for the and having my heartstrings stirred deeply invaluable pre-concert talks: the new as k.d. Lang sang, “Hallelujah” in 2006. Performance Garden. Harry Connick Jr. was a delight as he Whether we spread our blanket out hopped around the stage singing and on the lawn or treat ourselves to seats, playing with a leg brace after injuring we enjoy meeting people and findinghimself jogging up the Britt hill earlier in out where they come from. During the day. My very favorite performance so intermission, we greet friends and far is Diana Krall, in her sparkly red high, neighbors in line for a classic fudge high heels, sitting at the piano and sliding sundae. And, at the end of each concert, between jazz and country music. I had we are content with an evening welljust finished a painting that day of two spent, an evening of music, an evening cowboys with the lyrics to “Don’t Fence on the Britt Hill.


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News from the Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery
by Dirk J. Siedlecki, President – FOJHC
History Saturday, May 10, 10:00am11:30am: Our first program of the year is, "A Parent’s Lament," focusing on some of the children buried in the Jacksonville Cemetery. Presented by Bill and Debbie Miller, it will cover various epidemics, early childhood diseases, illnesses and accidents that took the lives of many pioneer children. Attendees will find ample parking within the cemetery grounds and should meet at the top of the Cemetery Road, near the Sexton's Tool House. No advance reservations are required and there is no charge for the tour, but donations are always appreciated. Plan on joining us on the second Saturday of every month, May through September, for a new topic! Cemetery Clean-up, May 17, 8:00am12 noon: Please join the Jacksonville Boosters Club, Masonic and Odd Fellow Lodges, and other volunteers for our Spring Clean-up of the Cemetery grounds. Bring gloves, gas-operated lawn mowers, weed eaters, blowers, rakes and pruning shears and remember eye and ear protection, as well. Volunteers under 18 must have written approval from a parent or guardian by signing a Volunteer Info Form, available at Jacksonville City Hall or by calling 541-899-1231 x312. Volunteers will enjoy freshly-brewed coffee and morning refreshments and our sincere appreciation and gratitude. Memorial Day Meet and Greet, May 25 & 26, 11:00am-3:00pm: Volunteers with the Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery will place flags at the graves of all Veterans resting in the cemetery on Saturday, May 24. On Sunday, May 25 and Monday, May 26, volunteers will be in the cemetery to greet families and friends to assist in locating their loved ones’ grave sites. Volunteers will also be available to answer questions about the Jacksonville Cemetery and the FOJHC organization. Since the month of May is also Preservation Month, cemetery restoration and preservation projects will be featured, including the recent restoration of the Jacob Ish Block. Please visit our website at friendsjvillecemetery.org for additional details on these and other cemetery events and activities.

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hildren’s Heritage Fair returns to Hanley for the fourth year this May 29-31! The Children’s Heritage Fair (CHF) is getting better each year under the direction of Emma Abbey, the Southern Oregon Historical Society’s (SOHS) young education coordinator. This year will feature hands-on learning about livestock and gardening, in addition to old favorites such as butterchurning and candle-making. May 29-30, Thursday-Friday, will be reserved for fourth grade classes from all over Jackson County to tie in with the Oregon history curriculum taught during that grade. As many people recall, in years past, SOHS had an extensive CHF held in Jacksonville with class field trips going to the Courthouse (then museum), the Cemetery, and the Beekman House for children to explore various aspects of our area’s past. Although the loss of public funding for SOHS has caused the CHF to be scaled back tremendously, the event is still an invaluable source of learning (and fun!) for young children about the uniqueness of Oregon’s history. The public day of the CHF is Saturday, May 31, and will run from 11:00am-

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Pioneer Profiles: Table Rock City, 1852 – Mining Camp
by Carolyn Kingsnorth

In the mid-1800s, the promise of gold and free land lured fortune seekers and settlers to the newly-formed Oregon Territory. They were soon followed by merchants who amassed their own wealth, selling supplies to the miners and farmers. This on-going series shares the stories of these pioneers and their times. s late as 1851, the Rogue Valley was still very much “the realm of Indians,” writes Stephen Dow Beckham in Requiem for a People: The Rogue Indians and the Frontiersmen. Settlements were “limited to a few hardy outposts.” Judge L.L.C. Duncan, who established a farm on Bear Creek in the fall of 1851, noted the presence of two Rogue River ferry operators, Perkins and Evans, who were taking advantage of the growing number of mule “packers” hauling freight from points north to the gold fields in California. Asa Skinner, the Indian Agent, had a small log cabin at the base of Lower Table Rock. N.T. Dean had a place at Willow Springs, and there was a settler named Bills, who was later driven off for “consorting with the Indians.” A.G. Walling, in his History of Southern Oregon, reported some 27 residents in the area as of December 1851. However, when James Clugage publicized the Rich Gulch gold discovery that winter, that number rapidly changed. (See February Jacksonville Review, “The Fathers of Jacksonville.”) As word of the strike at Rich Gulch spread, “an eruption of miners” flocked to the Rogue Valley from throughout the northwest, searching the streambeds and gulches for gold. According to Walling, by "late February 1852 every foot of the gulch was staked out and claimed and by March the surrounding hills and gulches were, in spite of the evident hostility of the Indians, filled with the rapidly swelling population." Within a few months, over 3,000 miners were claiming and excavating every creek bed in the region, and the hillsides were dotted with the tents and camps of prospectors seeking gold! The merchants and purveyors of supplies and services arrived close on their heels. By February of 1852, Appler and Kenney had moved up from Yreka and opened a trading post, the area’s first “house of commerce.” It was by no means a bazaar. Their stock consisted of a few tools, a little "tom iron"—perforated sheet metal used to make rockers and long toms for mining—rough clothing and boots, some "blackstrap" tobacco, and a liberal supply of whiskey, “the solace of the miner in heat and cold, in prosperity or in adversity.” Other traders followed, bringing supplies of every kind, pitching their tents on any available ground, and finding plenty of customers flush with treasure from their diggings. W.W. Fowler constructed the community’s first building near the head of Main, the only street in the embryo city. It was a canvas topped log house, probably


a store or saloon. Mining camps tended to last only as long as the promise of gold so it’s unlikely Fowler would have invested that kind of money in a place to live. By March, other principal places of business were “the round tent of Miller & Wills” opposite Fowler’s log building, and “one large square blue tent east of V. Schutz brewery.” Kinney and Appler had apparently built “a clapboard house on northeast corner of Oregon and California streets” which Henry Kippel (see March Jacksonville Review, “Pioneer, Soldier, Citizen”) called “the most pretentious house in town.” Per his description, “It was built of shakes; the studding, plates and rafters were improvised out of fir poles; there were no sills to the house; the posts or studding were stuck in the ground; window openings were covered with canvas; and doors were made out of fir poles covered with shakes.” Klippel could safely say that “not a sawed stick of timber of any description was used in the building.”

However, timber was abundant, so lumber was soon "whipsawed" in the gulches at the rate of $250 per thousand board feet, or purchased in small quantities from an enterprising settler who brought a small sawmill in the valley. Clapboard houses, with real sawed doors and window frames, began to rise among the tents. By the end of summer, the town had assumed an air of solidity. A marked change also took place in the social structure. Gamblers, courtesans, and con men of every kind flocked to the new El Dorado. Saloons multiplied—36 at one count. Klippel again describes the scene. “Sunday, as now, was considered a day of rest! Miners would as a rule go to town and have a good time, see the sights, and "buck the tiger*." The chief place of amusement was Wills & Miller's round tent; here gambling was wide open and in full sway, monte being the principal game dealt. It was easily understood and patronized by seventy-five percent of the population; I presume, on the supposed theory, that to ‘bust’ the game would keep down its evil influences. “The Indians were frequent visitors to the town and they were fond of taking the chances. On one occasion war chief Sam Profiles - Cont'd. on Pg. 25

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Tony's Dam Column #3: Closer to a Breach!
by Tony Hess

id you ever stop to think that growing old is big business in this country? What would happen to the drug or the medical industries if we all stayed young and healthy? No wheelchairs… no walkers… fewer doctors… fewer nurses… fewer hospitals. Just imagine the unemployment statistics! By growing old we are actually helping our country’s economy. Why it’s almost patriotic! I should think of it that way when waking up in the morning with my body’s aches and pains. Somehow that thought escapes me when looking at myself in the bathroom mirror. It never was a pretty sight but growing older doesn’t help. Haven’t we always been a country that worships youth? If you subscribe to the message of Madison Avenue ad men, age is something that must be hidden. No measure is too extreme in this pursuit of youth. Romeo and Juliet may have been about sixteen, but buying this or that product will make you look just as young as them. Perhaps… but just the thought of leaping balconies at my age and falling into the rosebushes while wooing the fair maiden… well, now, that could quench romantic ardor. One problem with aging is how it sneaks up on you. There is a marvelous sequence in the Ginger Rogers film Bachelor Mother where Charles Coburn playing father to David Niven expresses his concern over his son’s fast life and late hours. Standing-up at his desk so that we can see his full portly figure, he says, “I


On Growing Older
was young once, like you. Lived like you! Looked like you! Then suddenly overnight I looked like this!” The scene ends with him looking at himself in a mirror. It is said that love is blind. Robert Browning is certainly proof of that. He obviously never visited a chiropractor for any age-related shoulder problems, or he never would have written “Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.” Nowhere in his vision is that early morning routine between an older couple where they share their breakfast along with fish oil, walnut oil, flax oil, borage oil, vitamins C, D, E & B, Complex, iron, glucosamine. There are so many of these you need a check list in the morning just to know what you’ve taken before you get up from the breakfast table and go lie down on the sofa for your morning nap. I realize that within each generation the young, to quote Oscar Wilde, think they know everything while the middleaged are suspicious of everything. But I wish they’d stop changing the rules all the time. One day I should eat eggs. Then the rule comes down, stop eating eggs— eggs are bad for me. Then comes another rule—once again, eat eggs—eggs are good for me. Is this a fair way to treat an older person? Don’t they know “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks?” I decided a long time ago to stop worrying about age and that’s my advice to you. So, next time you look in the mirror and you think “Gosh, I really am showing my age,” remember Bob Hope who said, “You know you’re getting older when the candles cost more than the cake!”

This is the third in a series of articles following the process to breach the Jacksonville dam and reservoir in order to comply with state and federal regulations. The articles will continue through the construction phase. he engineers and the city are in “all-out” mode to get through the complicated process that leads to the most important step in breaching the dam— compiling the efforts of several engineers and other specialists into the Joint Fill and Removal Permit application. In early April, a first draft of the permit was compiled for review and commentary by all engineers and the city. Another major hurdle has been overcome as the state has ruled that wetlands on-site are not jurisdictional and no wetland delineation or mitigation plans are required. That is a big hurdle to have overcome! At the time this issue of the Review is published, the city and engineering team are on the 50-yard line, starting to move the sediments and tear down part of the dam. In the past few weeks, the Cultural Resources Report is being completed as part of the Joint Permit Application. The Archeology Survey Study will be partially done ahead of the construction time period, and then completed during construction when some of the original ground is uncovered for examination. A very important phase is also close to completion, the Preliminary Dam Breaching and Channel Reconstruction Design. Its elements are: • An approach to de-water the site and do the clearing and grubbing phase of the work, and a de-watering plan for upstream and the pool. • Input from Excavation Contractors as to approach and costs for removing the sediment, reconstruction of the channel, and most cost-effective way to move and stabilize the sediments. • Input from the River Engineer and Geotechnical Engineer as to the best designs for slope stability,


May Movie Night a Double Feature Presenting Brother Detectives
has a lot of footage shot by Orson Welles, Movie night at Old City Hall is a DOUBLE FEATURE presentation with lifting it above the usual “B” movie. two outstanding films representing the The doors at Old City Hall open at 6:30pm on Friday, May 16th. Our two detective genre. On top of that, the detectives begin their detecting at 7:00pm. two actors playing detectives were brothers in real life. Each was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and moved to England at a young age. Each spoke impeccable English, better than most actors today. The first film is THE SAINT, starring George Sanders who many regard as the absolute best “saint” ever on film. If you grew up with Roger Moore… don’t miss George. The second film is THE FALCON IN MEXICO, starring Tom Conway. Conway is sophisticated, smooth, unruffled, and definitely George Sanders Tom Conway attractive to the ladies. This film

de-watering, compaction, sediment storage, and erosion control. • Developing preliminary costs for the construction phase. The project will be completed as mandated by state and federal agencies. It will be expensive to the city and its residents, but those involved are committed to a design and process that minimizes costs. The city has a work force and equipment that can do the tree-clearing and grubbing of the reservoir, assisted by Community Justice crews. This is a big savings over hiring a contractor to do the work. Rather than buying 900 feet of pipe for the creek bypass pipeline, a search is on for some used pipe to be rented for the duration of the project. To sum it up for this installment, great effort is being put forth by a group of dedicated people to bring the project to completion at a minimum cost, and in a professional and environmentally-friendly manner.

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Jacksonville Fire Department 2014 Community Class Schedule Thursday, May 15—When to Go, When To Stay Classes are held at the fire station on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30pm (except during fire season). For more information, please call 541-899-7246.

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CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, May 6, 6:00pm (OCH) PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, May 14, 6:00pm (OCH) CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, May 20, 6:00pm (OCH) HARC HEARING OFFICER: Wednesday, May 21, 10:00am (OCH) HARC: Wednesday, May 28, 6pm (OCH)
PLANNING DEPARTMENT PUBLIC FORUM (OCH): MONDAY, MAY 19,12:00-1:30PM OR WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 6:00-7:30PM. See article on page 14.

Jacksonville Police Department
A consolidated report based on type of calls & number of incidences

March 17, 2014 to April 14, 2014 Call Type – Total Calls
Alarm - 4 Animal Complaint - 9 Assault - 1 Assist - Other Gov't/ Law Enforcement Agencies - 62 Assist Public - 60 Burglary - 1 City Ordinance - 3 Custody Mental Hold - 1 Domestic Disturbance - 1 Drugs - 1 DUII - 2 DWS - 1 Fugitive - 1 Larceny/Theft - 3 Missing Adult - 1 Motor Vehicle Crash - 2 Noise - 4 Property Found - 2 Property Lost - 3 Public Safety - 3 Suspicious - 5 Traffic/Roads All - 4 Trespassing - 2

Location Key: OCH - Old City Hall (S. Oregon & Main) CH - Courthouse 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

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City of Jacksonville Proposed Water Rate Increase
The City of Jacksonville recently had a new 20-year Water Master Plan written, addressing planning and updating the water infrastructure throughout the city as required by the State of Oregon. Jacksonville purchases its water from the Medford Water Commission and the city owns and maintains a water distribution system that includes 4 storage reservoirs, 3 pump stations and over 29 miles of piping. The master plan includes a financial analysis and rate study of projected revenue the city will need to support operations and improvement plans as well as providing the requisite debt service coverage for the lending institutions. The city wants to be proactive with their water fund and make sure it can meet all necessary requirements. In general, it was found that the current rates do not provide adequate funding to maintain a healthy and consistent balance in the water fund. The water base rate charged to our customers has not increased in over 20 years. The city has a goal to set aside enough money to meet funding requirements for these capital improvement projects (CIP) and it is planned to increase the base rates charged by $10 to $15 this coming year. All projects in the CIP are important and none are considered as optional. Even with this increase, our water rates are well below the State’s average water billing rates. The highest priorities in the CIP, costing about $1.2 million, include upgrades in two pump stations including emergency power, and much-needed water line replacements in several neighborhoods. Future, less urgent projects, costing about $4.8 million, include a new 750,000 gallon reservoir and several areas where new water lines are needed. The city cannot undertake all projects simultaneously and not all projects are as critical as the next. With the State approved Water Master Plan, the city can address the needs of our water system’s operation now and for the future and is taking steps to provide for those needs.

Planning Department Public Forum
The public is invited to one of two public forums with members of the Planning Department, members of the Citizens Advisory Committee, the Planning Commission and the Historic Commission to discuss upcoming code revision changes. We welcome your input on changes you would like to see. Are there applications that should be easier, simpler or quicker? Are there approvals that should be more difficult to obtain? Are there certain things in the code right now that are not allowed (such as sandwich boards) that should be allowed? Your input is important is this process. Please plan on attending one of the meetings at Old City Hall at 205 W. Main Street in Jacksonville on Monday, May 19th, 12:00pm-1:30pm or Wednesday, May 21, 6:00pm-7:30 pm.

City Snapshot
City Council, April 1: Following a presentation by Historic Jacksonville, Inc. President Carolyn Kingsnorth, Mayor Paul Becker read a proclamation naming April as “Southern Oregon in the 1960’s” month. Council formally accepted a Certified Local Government matching grant for $9,540 to replace the roof on the Jackson County Jail building (now Art Presence Center) as well as repairs to the Beekman House. On recommendation from the Transient Lodging Committee, Council approved allocation of $17,000 in bed tax grants to Britt Festivals’ Taste of Summer event ($6000), Chamber of Commerce/Travel Southern Oregon marketing program ($2550), Chamber of Commerce LED holiday lighting project ($5577) and Jacksonville Oregon Business Association 2014 Summer Promotional program ($2225). After being challenged by Councilor Jocie Wall on the matter, Council re-affirmed its intent to move City offices to the Historic Courthouse by a 6-1 vote. For the second time in as many meetings, the council overwhelmingly approved the concept, including moving ahead with schematic drawings for electrical, plumbing and seismic upgrades and/or improvements. The councilor has challenged the mayor and council many times on the matter, arguing that the city is moving ahead too quickly for her comfort level and that more study on the matter is needed. Mayor Becker led a spirited discussion on his expectations on “Council Protocol” and how councilors serving the city may or may not interact with the news media and on proper conduct when making public records requests and the proper use/abuse of staff time. City Council, April 15: After an hour of lively discussion on the topic of medical marijuana dispensaries, the Council unanimously approved the following motion on the matter. “Approve the draft Ordinance 2014-002 as presented for ban of dispensaries including citation of most recent case discussed here. This includes the changing the title to read AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE PROHIBITING THE ESTABLISHMENT AND OPERATION OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES IN CITY LIMITS AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY; removing sections F and G from Article 1; removing Article 2 in its entirety, and renumbering the document.” With the full council seated and city attorney Kurt Knudsen present, the matter of what to do about medical marijuana dispensaries was the only item on the agenda. In their information package, the council had been presented with two draft ordinance options to choose from: impose a moratorium on dispensaries through May, 2015 or enact an outright ban with no time limit. Based on recent case law as well as on advice from the League of Oregon Cities and the City Attorney, Council ultimately voted for the “ban” option. Jacksonville joins all cities in Jackson County except for Ashland in either enacting a moratorium or ban. Under a statewide statute, all cities were required to make a decision on the matter by May 1. On a related matter, the council also weighed-in on a portion of the draft, namely section #2 that would regulate the growing of medical marijuana outdoors. Presently, state law gives medical marijuana card holders the right to grow a limited number of plants indoors and for certain caregivers to do so for patients. After much debate, Council decided to drop all language from the draft ordinance regulating outdoor grows, choosing instead to let Jacksonville’s Municipal Code govern the issue. It was noted that in almost all complaints against outdoor grows, odor and light pollution are the named “nuisances.” In May or June, the council will again take up the issue of where medical marijuana may or may not be grown. For now at least, the debate over permitting medical marijuana dispensaries in Jacksonville has been settled.

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Meet Your Farmer – Tasty Flavors Farm
ome visit your friendly neighborhood farmer! Jerry Johnson and Sheila Lee are Rogue Valley natives, having lived here all of their lives. Jerry has been a gardener since he was 10-years-old and says his grandfather provided the original inspiration to garden. Jerry has also worked in the mills most of his life. However, he always had a garden, enjoying the fruits of his labors and being able to give away extra produce to his neighbors. He currently works full-time at Tasty Flavors Farm; Sheila has a full-time job at Oregon State University and works on the farm at night and on weekends. In November, 2011, Jerry and Sheila moved to the North Ross Lane location. There was nothing in the backyard but dirt and tall weeds. The .60 acre lot had not been worked for over 30 years. Now, the farm has a new high tunnel which is 30 feet wide, 72 feet long and 18 feet tall, a small greenhouse and a propagation house. The high tunnel will allow the farm to grow vegetables yearround. The property also has many outdoor beds with vegetables, herbs and flowers. Beneficial insects, such as ladybugs and praying mantis—and diatomaceous earth, and Neem oil—keep pests at bay. Quality manure from local alpacas enhances the rich soil used to grow vegetables, fruit and flowers. Jerry and Sheila grow collards, spinach, radishes, lettuce, mustard greens, cauliflower, broccoli, cheddar


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cheese cauliflower, several varieties of spinach and kale, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, peppers, garlic, many types of onions, 3 types of raspberries, strawberries, fresh herbs (basil, rosemary, thyme, oregano, chives, sage, cilantro) and much more. They also grow flowers including zinnias and sunflowers. In addition, many hens provide delicious, fresh farm eggs. Tasty Flavor’s Farm has a 2014 CSA with 3 options: Bounty—for a family of 3-4; A Bushel—for 2-3 people; and A Peck—for 1 person. The CSA runs approximately May 25-October 20, 2014. Applications are available now. Pick-up for the CSA is at Tasty Flavors Farm Stand on Saturday between 1:00pm and 5:00 pm, but other arrangements can be made for pick-up. The farm will hold their 3rdannual plant sale offering plant starts and beautiful hanging flower baskets, tentatively set for May 10-11. Check their Facebook page (Tasty Flavors Farm) for more details. They have a farm stand open throughout the spring/summer/fall offering produce, farm-fresh eggs and flowers and also offer red wigglers for $20/pound and compost tea concentrate by the gallon to feed your garden. Visit them at 997 N. Ross Lane, Medford or call 541-951-9125.

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Your Vote Can Change the World by Jack Duggan
On May 20th, Oregon citizens have a chance to change the world. Okay, that may be a bit of exaggeration, but we can never really know what one small act can mean to future generations. Since last May I have been involved in a campaign to save our local Extension service, the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center, just outside Jacksonville on Hanley Road. I’ve learned a lot that I did not know about Extension. I’ve also learned a lot about our political process. Most disappointing was to learn that, in most primary elections in Jackson County only 37 percent of eligible voters actually submit a ballot. While Jacksonville voters do perform at a higher level, it’s still less than half. Given the history of our United States, it amazes me that so many people could ignore the very foundation of our country. As a Vietnam veteran who has voted in every election since I was 18 years old, this actually offends me. Even worse is hearing people say, “I don’t vote because it doesn’t make a difference.” Or, jokingly, “it just encourages them.” Yet these same people are not shy about saying how things should be done and what they think of our government. So, please, mark your ballot for the May 20th primary and make sure you turn it in. Of course I want you to vote Yes on Measure 15-121, the Jackson County 4-H, Master Gardener and Agricultural Service District. Losing the Extension would indeed change the world for Jackson County. But most important, please vote. Let’s show Jackson County that Jacksonville citizens value their democracy. Thank you. Jack Duggan lives in the Applegate and is a Land Steward volunteer with the Extension. He can be reached at shanachie@hughes.net.

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Jacksonville Review

May 2014

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 11th

Love Your Landscape by Adam Haynes
Enjoying a Beautiful Summer Lawn
ost of us in Jacksonville love having a thick, lush and beautiful lawn! This is a great time of year for planning, preparing and implementing turf care. Here are a few spring tips that will make your grass healthy, green and lush. Most of us are familiar with natural fertilizers and the need to conserve water. This is a great time of year to check your irrigation system and consider changing-out sprinkler heads for more water efficient ones—it can cut your water usage by as much as a third and provide superior coverage. The style and type of sprinkler head is probably the greatest factor in the amount of coverage and control you have in irrigating turf areas. The most common type of pop-up sprinkler is the spray head, which usually applies way too much water in a short amount of time. The turf and soil usually can’t take in this much water and there is a lot of run off. If you have this style of pop-up in your yard, it’s best to give your turf a short watering time a few times a day, ranging from 4 to 8 minutes at a time. My best suggestion is to change to another style of head and get better coverage and use an average of 1/3 less water use. Hunter Industries makes an irrigation head for popup style sprinklers called “MP rotators.” I like these for several reasons: They use less water, have superior coverage, are user-friendly, adjust easily and use on average 1/3 less water than traditional spray heads. They cost a little more but are worth the investment. Water your grass early in the morning and if you change to twice a day during the hottest part of the summer, water late in the afternoon as your second watering time. Watering too late in the day is not as healthy for your turf. If you have a ‘drip zone,’ it’s a good idea to open up the end of the drip run, turn on the valve and run the


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zone for 10 to 15 seconds to clean out sediment that may have gotten into the line over the winter. This will help prevent clogged emitters and misters. If you don’t have an automated in-ground sprinkler system, think about using a hose with an automated valve to water your yard and plants. Consider a valve system that hooks right on to your hose bib. “DIG Irrigation Products” makes great user-friendly valves that are available at most local hardware stores. These products save water and since they shut-off automatically, save you the worry of running all night!

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The Weed Wrangler by Bob Budesa
Keep a sharp eye out!
uncturevine is a taprooted annual, with small, 5-petaled yellow flowers, and small, hairy opposite leaves. Its tendrils can reach 10’ in length! It produces thorny seeds, which when mature will split into smaller segments. The thorns dry to iron hardness, and can be transported in tires, feet, shoes, etc. Learn to recognize this plant early—This plant starts producing seeds almost immediately after germination! Recognizing it and killing it before seed production is crucial in gaining control. The midvein on the seedling leaves is a clear indicator that you’re dealing with the right villain, and this size is just the right time to get ahead of the seed production curve. Use the right tool at the right time—At seedling stage, this plant can be easily controlled by cutting the taproot, spraying, burning, even pouring boiling water on it! Once it starts producing seeds, those methods no longer apply. The only method for true control in seedproduction stage is to sever the taproot, and bag the plant. Complete removal is the only way to control the plant once seeds are produced, and I’ve seen plants as small as silver dollars producing seed! If the plants you’re dealing with have produced seed, for Pete’s sake, don’t drive there!—If and when it’s safe,

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My Neighbor's Garden
by Kay Faught
t began with a wind chime and bird feeder! Pam Wright moved here last August to her home on 8th Street to get away from “stucco condo” life in Orange County, California. Both she and her boyfriend Joe wanted to get away to a more relaxed life. Luckily, Joe had family ties here in town—it only took three visits before they’d found a rental home and were all moved-in! The first time Pam saw the house she says the yard was in-bloom with wisteria, bulbs, lavender, lilacs, and jasmine… and she fell in love. Pam initially hired a landscaper to get things in-shape, as she was overwhelmed with the amount of work. But step-by-step, she started doing things herself. She began borrowing tools from neighbors and buying one new tool at a time and budgeting to buy the next item on her list. Today, instead of shopping sprees to the mall, she shops for weed-wackers, lawn mowers and hand tools… and loves it! We laughed about how our priorities change from purchasing a pair of new socks to a new tomato plant! When I asked Pam why she gardened, she said, “I’ve never gardened before, but it just feels like a natural draw.” She loves staring at plants, and enjoys full color to fill her view! “I think there’s a connection to nature in us that is just undeniable!” For me, it’s fun to see this novice gardener enjoying new discoveries. I loved her comment, “I used to feel restless and bored, like I needed to go shopping or something, and now realize that is gone... gardening has filled a void.” Pam's only frustration was finding out about her drip irrigation system around the house, with its 8 zones. A neighbor offered input one day while watching


Pam drag the water hose around. Within a short time, repairs had been made to the sprinkler system and now she loves hearing the water come on in the early morning—another new simple pleasure! Pam is having a fun frolic in her garden—the patio is awash with bright colors. Re-purposing items from old pots and old wire plant stands, her pots became bright lime or yellow. A blue chair and bright solar lanterns add a “stay on the patio” touch! And, an old wire plant stand now laden with green moss makes the perfect bird bath for waiting birds. Pam’s gardening goal is to dissect everything around her. She’s learning to tend to old roses, overcrowded bulbs and fence vines. All give her challenges and problems to learn from. She’s already built a planting box for her first veggie garden this year and is busy filling pots and planters with other trials and even trying-out seeds. Pam already has a favorite time in the garden—mid-day when she can work hard in the sun and get some exercise… and go barefoot in the grass! Recently, Pam started her own personal training business called, “Fresh Air Fitness” as a means of escaping the corporate world. (Catch her column “Working-Out Outdoors” in the Review!) The new venture allows time to relish her new garden and the people and pace of Jacksonville. I’d say she’s chosen wisely and think she’s a great addition to our town. Good luck on your new discoveries with the garden…you’ll love it! Kay is the owner of Blue Door Garden Store, located at 155 N 3rd, behind a big blue door. Specializing in garden gifts and décor, she also carries a wide variety of tools, gloves, and organic product. See ad this page.

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Shooting Star Nursery invites you to join them for a series of spring gardening classes beginning at the nursery located at 3223 Taylor Road in Central Point. All classes begin at 10:00am at the nursery unless indicated otherwise, space is limited so please be sure to register. *Denotes kid-friendly class–bring your age-appropriate child for no charge. During classes there will also be a sandbox, treasure hunt, and some kid friendly activities (children are still under parents supervision) and refreshments. May 3rd & 4th: Master Gardener Spring Fair at the Expo Center—Come see us at the fair! We will have many unusual plants, edibles, and potted arrangements that you may not have seen at the nursery. *May 10th: Mother's Day Kids Class—Bring the kids and have them decorate a pot for Mom! Then they can pick out a plant to make it even more special. Registration fee-$10 per kid, includes 4” plant and pot. Adults are free but must be accompanied by a kid. *May 17th: Celebrate the Bees— Southern Oregon's very own Bee Girl, of www.beegirl.org, will partner with Shooting Star Nursery for this Saturday morning class series to engage the littlest beekeepers and bee lovers in the Rogue Valley. Following the kid-friendly talk we will feature an array of activities for kids to enjoy while their parents shop and explore the nursery’s bee-friendly plant offerings. The activities include: beeswax foundation candle rolling, cootie catchers, honey and pollen tasting, a microscope station with bee body parts and pollen, a bee/human nutrition station where kids learn about the importance of planting for honey bees and also their connection to our food, a bee finger puppet-making station, an observational beehive (weather dependent), and a display with hive parts and beekeeping equipment. We will have coffee and beethemed treats so bring the kids and learn how fascinating bees are and what we can do to help them. Registration fee-$10 per kid. Adults are free but must be accompanied by a kid. May 31st: Drought-Tolerant Plants— Learn about plants that can take the heat and need less water. There are countless species and varieties with a range of bloom times, shapes and sizes so your garden will never look dull. We will show you how best to care for them and prep the soil. Registration fee$10, Includes a 10% off gift certificate. Please see entire list of classes and registration information at www. roguevalleynursery.com/class or call 541-8406453. See ad this page.

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Jacksonville Review

May 2014 by Graham Farran, Expert Properties
Home prices up, sales down and help is on the way!

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he real estate market in Jackson County continues its recovery with the median price of a home growing by 4.2% for the first quarter 2014 to $187,500. The number of homes sold in the first quarter of 2014 has actually decreased to 345 compared to 389 sold in the first quarter 2013. Jacksonville, which extends all the way to Ruch, has fared much better with the median price of a home increasing in the first quarter 2014 by 16.5% to $282,500 The number of homes selling has been hampered by the low amount of homes on the market and the inability of some families to qualify for a mortgage. Currently there are less than 1100 homes for sale in Jackson County which is down from a high of over 2500 homes. There is help on the way. This spring/


summer should bring an increase in the number of homes on the market giving buyers more choices. Combine more choices for buyers with an increasing amount of families being able to qualify for a home mortgage through a new federal program and the numbers of homes sold should increase. The new federal program is called the “Back to Work” program which allows many families with damaged credit, foreclosures and even bankruptcy to apply for a loan as soon as 1 year after the damaging event. So expect another hot summer for home sales! Graham Farran is a broker with Expert Properties, located at 620 N. 5th Street in Jacksonville. Please see their ad on the back page and contact them at 541-899-2030 or online at www.expertprops.com.

Spring Car Care Tips
by Nicole Caballero, Bob Thomas Automotive
Spring is a great time to catch-up on car maintenance. Over the last few months, slush, salt, and cold temperatures have taken a toll on everything from your car's tires to the wiper blades. Whether your vehicle needs services due to issues that started during the winter, or in preparation for the heat coming this summer, THIS is the time to make your car run at peak performance. First off, we encourage you to get your oil changed. Most vehicles need their fluids checked at least every 3000 miles. Oil changes are one of the most inexpensive services and make one of the biggest impacts on performance, longevity of your vehicle and fuel mileage. While you’re at it, have us check your air filter—after this long winter, it could probably use a new one. Flushes are also another great service to add to your springtime car care routine. Cooling system flushes are a great way to keep your engine running cool when temperatures rise. In addition, hoses and drive belts should be checked for cracks, bulges or frayed edges from harsh winter weather and freezing temperatures. And who doesn’t like to save money? A few simple springtime fixes can help you get better fuel mileage, saving you money at the pump. Make sure your tires are properly inflated, too. Cold weather can cause them to become underinflated. With the onset of warm weather, tires can overinflate, causing your gas mileage to be poor. And give your vehicle a good cleaning, inside and out. Not only will it make you feel better, but it can save money too! All the added weight of extra goodies in your car decreases fuel mileage and winter road sludge can lead to corrosion and rust if not taken care of quickly. Bob Thomas Automotive is here to help with all your vehicle service and repair needs. We’re open Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:30pm. We are located at 535 Rossanley Drive in Medford—just 5 minutes from Jacksonville! Give us a call today at 541-734-3743 to schedule your spring check-up before summer catches you and your vehicle off guard. See ad this page.

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May 2014

Jacksonville Art Events ! May 2014

✿✿Friday & Saturday, May 9 & 10, 10:00am-2:00pm: garden club flower & bake sale. See article on page 5.

✿✿Saturday, May 17, 8:00am-Noon: cemetery clean-up day, Historic Cemetery. See article on page 9.

May 2-June 1: Art Presence Art Center presents The Sea, the Ocean, an exhibit of member works in oil, watercolor, acrylic, clay, and glass.! Artist Reception Friday, May 9 from 5 - 7pm.!

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Enjoy More Art Presence Curated Exhibits: ! Pioneer Village, thru May 31: ! Art Presence partners with Pioneer Village to show art by our members! Our debut exhibit showcases watercolor paintings by Anne Brooke.! Jacksonville Library: ! Naversen Room, thru May 31: ! “Jacksonville: From Backwater Town to National Historic Landmark District.”! ! Front Entrance Display! ! Now - May 12: ! ! “Britt !Festival Begins” ! ! Images from the first ! ! years of the Festival, a ! ! brief history, and mem-! ! orabilia. Both library ! ! exhibits by Jacksonville ! ! Heritage Society.! Medford Library: ! Now – May 31: "Parade of Pears” St Mary's 6th graders celebrate the annual Pear Blossom Festival with 46 colorful watercolor paintings of Comice, Bosc, Anjou and Bartlett pears. St. Mary's Middle School teacher Tami Lohman calls the show a "charming tribute to one of the valley's oldest and most enduring industries."! Art Presence Art Center is a nonprofit organization located at 206 North Fifth Street on the grounds of Jacksonville’s historic courthouse. Our gallery is open every Friday through Sunday from 11am - 5pm. Visit us online at art-presence.org!
Many young girls start their art careers drawing endless pictures of animals. Janet was certainly one of those girls. Later in life, she has returned to her first love, painting scenes and portraits in watercolor from photos she has taken of animals she knows, cares for and spends time with daily.! 165 South Oregon St. ~ 541-899-8740! Steven Addington’s show of photography continues until May 15, when our new show of abstract paintings by David Landry begins. “Art/creativity is a natural expression of life, an endless unfolding of possibilities. Often ethereal, quiet or soft, and sometimes bold, direct or stormy, my painting explores the subtle, wordless realm of sensation, feeling, and intuition.” Artist reception on May 24 from 5 - 8pm with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting & live music. No cover. ! 125 South Third St. ~ 541-899-9120! More at: www.soartists.com/calendar.html Website & Art Event Calendar by Hannah West Design, LLC ~ 541.899.2012

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first met Old Jim back in the early nineties when commercial Jacksonville was struggling to survive. The only enterprise with consistent lines out the door throughout the year was Loaves and Fishes, the community food kitchen next door serving hundreds of seniors every week. Community kitchens are not unlike dining halls in freshman dorms or high-school lunch hours on the quad. Territory is quickly marked out and woe to anyone crossing the invisible lines. I had many occasions to lock horns with the old woman who ran the kitchen back in the day. The parking situation was every bit as bad as today, maybe worse. Eileen, a Jacksonville native and long since retired, patrolled the back lot like a junkyard dog and didn’t hesitate to bite if someone under seventy dared park on her turf. I can’t say for sure but I think Jim first noticed me during one of these turf wars. What impressed upon me first was how much Jim looked like my mother’s father, Buck. Both had the same sturdy build undiminished by the years. He had tough, weathered paws still strong enough to crush the hand of a man not accustomed to hard physical work. Jim wore an old fedora pulled down just slightly to one side and his face was worn leather softened by an unmistakable presence of joy. I can’t ever recall Jim without the disarming grin which won me over. During the early years there wasn't much time for anything or anyone not on my to-do list. Those days it seemed the proverbial wolf was always at the door and letting up even a little was inviting trouble. In retrospect, it was immaturity and lack of faith convincing


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me of such foolishness. I never asked but Old Jim probably recognized in me something of himself, something he wished time would allow him to go back and change but could not. Old Jim was trying to tell me something. Whatever the reason, when Jim walked in the door, I always made time. I’d always offer Jim a cup or baked-good but he always declined. Never more than a week or so would pass before Old Jim would come in looking for me. I really loved talking to Jim and the fact that something of weight and significance always laced through the small talk. No wasted words with Jim and he knew when to gracefully end the visit. He'd say he didn't want to get in the way of me paying the bills! That’s exactly something my grandfather would have said had he lived just a little longer to see his favorite grandson laboring to build a small town life from scratch. My time with Old Jim ended the day he didn't walk through the door. A woman came in to tell me Jim had passed and there was a memorial the following day at the Veteran’s Cemetery in Eagle Point. She said Jim always talked about me and maybe I’d want to know. Full military honors were on display for the family man and decorated soldier who fought in WWII. I sat on a knoll under an old oak tree away from the throngs of family and friends while honoring Jim in silence for taking the time to be my friend and teach me life was sorely wasted on the tyranny of the urgent. Michael Kell is co-owner of GoodBean Coffee in Jacksonville and has started a blog at www.wordperk.com featuring more stories about small town life.

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Jacksonville Review

May 2014

by Sandy J. Brown, AICP

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“Love Thy Neighbor” is a saying from the Bible that says, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” And while I think most of us will never love our neighbors that much, in practice, it is important to treat our neighbors well and be on good terms with them. Just how important it is to be on good terms with your neighbors is a lesson I learned while working for a county Planning Department. I had been answering questions at the Zoning Counter, when a man who was having a dispute with his neighbor came up to me for advice. He lived in a rural subdivision in an area called Happy Valley. The subdivision had been developed before planning regulations were established, and while it worked on paper, some of the land was too steep to be developed. The man was involved in a property line dispute with his neighbor; both he and his neighbor had hired surveyors to determine their property lines but the surveys resulted in different boundaries. The man came in for advice and was noticeably upset. I knew there was nothing I could do to rectify the issue since it was a civil matter, but after talking with him for some time I tried to make the situation a little brighter. “I guess it’s not so happy up there in Happy Valley,” I quipped. I then advised him to contact an attorney. A few weeks later, I saw on the news that a man up in Happy Valley had gone missing. The police went to the neighbor’s house to see if he knew anything. They found the neighbor in his back yard

tending to a burn pile. On the top of the pile was a couch, and underneath an arm was sticking out. The arm belonged to the missing neighbor. The man I talked to at the Zoning Counter was arrested for killing his neighbor over the boundary dispute. Before calling the police the next time you see your neighbor tending to a burn pile, realize thankfully most neighbor disputes do not result in such tragic endings. However, because of my position in the Planning Department, I have witnessed too many bitter disputes over code compliance issues, sometimes for no apparent reason. When purchasing a property, many people do not think to ask about the neighbors as part of their due diligence. It is important to have your broker ask the owner what their relationship with the neighbors is like and if they have had any issues. It is also important to check with the planning department to see if any complaints have been made against the property. And once you purchase the property and move in, make an effort to get to know your neighbors. Because heaven knows, you don’t want to worry every time they light up their burn pile! Sandy J. Brown, AICP, lives in Jacksonville and is a certified land use planner and broker with Western Properties of Southern Oregon, LLC. She can be reached at sandyjbrown@gmail.com, 831588-8204, or online at www.facebook.com/ WesternPropertiesofSouthernOregon. See ad this page

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Jacksonville Garden Club History
Chapter Three: The 80's
by Pat Dahl and Mary Nelson
The future of the Garden Club was less than bright in Jacksonville Library located in the Brunner building the mid 1970's. In the late 70's and early 80's there was across the street from Old City Hall. Mary Goward and a dramatic change. Garden Club membership increased her husband, Paul, had lived at 340 S. Oregon Street to 31. New members accepted leadership positions. The from 1929 until their deaths Mary, an avid gardener and Club continued its commitment to the beautification of the neighbor of Eugene Bennett, was a 40-year member of community. The continuing story... it the Garden Club and served as only gets better. Things begin to pop! President from 1952-1954. Mary's The 1980's—With the help of garden was the subject of many District Director Betty Stanaland Eugene Bennett paintings. and the determination of Club The dedication plaque reads: President Molly Larson, the Mary Godward's Garden club was once again a viable by Eugene Bennett organization. Contributions by In loving memory of the Club for the restoration of Old Paul and Mary Godward City Hall included installation Friends and Members of the of stone walkways, landscaping, Jacksonville Garden Club the conversion of the horse This painting now hangs in watering trough into a planter the current Jacksonville Library and installation of a hitching post. above the new books section Senator Mark Hatfield presided at and, according to Club records, the re-dedication of Old City Hall remains under the stewardship in June, 1981. of the Jacksonville Garden Club. Mary Godward and Eugene Bennett with When 96 species of old roses were In the second half of this painting, "Mary Godward's Garden." planted by the Medford Rose Society decade, the Club erected a that same year on City property adjacent to the Episcopal lattice fence and landscaped the area behind the old Church on North Fifth Street, Garden Club members library to create an area where children could read accepted the challenge of maintaining, identifying and or enjoy story sessions. The Club began work on caring for the Old Rose Garden for 3 years—watering, beautification of the area around the Post Office. The pruning, spraying and recommending to the City that first Bake Sale was held in October, 1988 in conjunction old and potentially dangerous trees be removed from with the Boosters Home Tour. In November, in adjacent properties. When the Warden of the Church preparation for the Club's 50th-anniversary, rose and the Garden Club couldn't agree on the proper bushes were planted in the cemetery and 1,000 bulbs use of the garden, the Garden Club concentrated their (tulips and daffodils) were planted at the Britt Garden, talents elsewhere. the Post Office area and throughout town. In May, 1984 the club hosted a District Flower Show, In 1989, the Club celebrated its 50th-anniversary with “Bloom Town, USA,” at the US Hotel ballroom. On a standard flower show, “50 Blooming Years,” at the vacant lots and alleyways throughout town there Britt Gardens and a picnic/birthday party at Cantrall were displays by horticultural societies and gardening Buckley Park. A pink dogwood tree (later replaced by a vendors. It was “quite a show” according to one longPaul's Scarlet hawthorn) was planted in Veterans' Park in time member. A Magnolia grandifloria was planted at memory of member Maybelle Offenbacher. Plans were in Veterans' Park in memory of Grace Buck, a long-time the works for enhancement of the Post Office area. member and descendent of the pioneer Harr family. Editor's Note: We regret that this article was printed out of In 1985, Eugene Bennett's painting, “Mary Godward's sequence. Please see "Chapter Three: The 90's" on page 26 of Garden,” commissioned by family, friends and our April 2014 issue at JacksonvilleReview.com, 'News' menu, the Jacksonville Garden Club was entrusted to the select 'Print Versions.' Profiles - Cont'd. from Pg. 12 was a looker-on at the round tent, and after intently watching the game for a time put down a half dollar on the layout and lost it. Not in the least dismayed at the result, he continued betting until he lost all of his money; by this time the other [devotees] of the game ceased playing and were looking on. “Sam took off his coat, vest and pants, bet them in the order named at an agreed price with the dealer and lost them all. He wore a plug hat; he took it off, looked at it, put it back on his head again and turned to leave the tent, whereupon the dealer called to him and gave him back his clothes.” Klippel describes Chief Sam as “a very large man, well proportioned, and whilst standing there in that crowded tent, minus clothes, excepting that plug hat, looked a veritable giant. Indifferent to his surroundings, he evinced no chagrin at the result; on the contrary, nature's garb seemed to make him more dignified. I have often thought since, what a rare model he would have made for an artist, and what a grand picture he would have afforded the average Kodak fiend.” A Kodak moment indeed! *Editor's Note: Faro, a favored card game during the Gold Rush, was sometimes referred to as "Bucking the Tiger." This is thought to have come from early card backs that featured a drawing of a Bengal Tiger.

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grew up with my mother’s 1930s Singer sewing machine. It’s a classic—black with gold scrollwork, nestled in a solid walnut cabinet. I watched her pull out the arm hidden under the left side, flip the top open and secure it flat on the arm, then lift the machine out of its compartment. That’s all it took to get ready to sew. She made most of my dresses when I was young. I can I still enjoy looking at the fabric from some of them. My grandmother used the leftover pieces in a quilt that I now have, stitching memories together with needle and thread. One of my favorite swatches features lavender and turquoise umbrellas. The dress Mother made from that fabric had a round collar, puffed sleeves and a smocked bodice. It was mid-century Illinois couture, and I loved it. One Christmas Mother decided I was old enough to have a grown-up doll fourteen inches tall with auburn hair, a peachy porcelain complexion and blue eyes that opened and shut. The doll even had a wardrobe trunk fitted with coat hangers. On each one hung a dress made from the same fabric as my own frocks. When I realized Santa had left all of this for me, I was uncharacteristically speechless. Later that day as I was rearranging the dresses in the trunk, it occurred to me that Santa must be my mother, since he could not possibly have had the very same assortment of fabrics that she did. When I asked her about it, she admitted that she and Dad were Santa. I took that revelation in stride. After all, how could a real Santa come up with anything more amazing than a doll with a closetful of clothes? A decade later I was modeling for my father and younger brothers an Easter dress made from white cotton pique decorated with red strawberries. The boys couldn’t care less, but Dad was more attentive. He admired it then said, “Aren’t you grateful to have such a talented mother?” I was—and still am. Over the years Mother made more formal gowns for me, including a cream peau de soie prom dress bedecked with handmade flowers. She also created my wedding gown and bridesmaids’ dresses, along with those of my college roommate.

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When Dad oiled the machine beforehand to make sure it was shipshape, on Mother’s orders he exhibited extreme caution so that no errant oil would damage the costly fabrics. None did, and the results were spotlessly glorious. Along the way Mother taught me to sew on her Singer. I learned all of the tricks—how to fill a bobbin, calibrate the thread tension and sew in a straight line a perfect distance from the edge. It all came back to me when I was visiting her last fall, and she asked me to shorten a pair of pajama pants. Her eyesight was no longer good enough for her to sew on the Singer. Without a thought I opened the cabinet and set everything up as if I had done so the day before. In no time I was finished, and I found myself asking, “If you can’t use your sewing machine anymore, may I have it?” “I would be thrilled if you would take it,” she replied. Mother’s Singer is now in my spare bedroom. The cabinet has been refinished, and the machine still runs like a top. I am using it to add a new dimension to my collage greeting cards. But mostly I am happy to have this stalwart heirloom in my home, perched by a window in the morning sun.

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Let’s take it outside!
hat a treat it is to live in a climate where we can enjoy outdoor living so much of the year. To create and organize your outdoor spaces, here are some tips to maximize enjoyment: 1. Once an outdoor space is designated on a patio or lawn, clean, clean, clean! Patio areas should be power-washed and lawns should be mowed and weeded. Outdoor furniture should be brought out of its “hibernation” storage area and wiped-down, painted, stained, or oiled. 2. I believe “successful” outdoor living areas should have a conversation center—a place to gather around. I prefer a fire pit but an ottoman or coffee table works well. 3. For the sake of comfort, shade is essential so I recommend trellises, pergolas, or market umbrellas to easily do the trick. 4. For added comfort, personality and appeal, add cushions, throw pillows, and lap blankets for chilly evenings.




5. Side tables offer convenience for placing beverages, food, and/or reading material (the Jacksonville Review of course!) 6. Candles, torches, low-voltage lighting, and/or string lights all create that special ambience that makes you want to linger a little while longer, too. 7. Thoughtfully-arranged planters, which center the space and bring in softness, offer a nice finishing touch. I hope you enjoy your outdoor living this season and the cheer it brings to “take it outside!” Christin Sherbourne of Efficiency by Design is a professional organizer. She can be reached at 541-973-7678, christin.sherbourne@ charter.net or on Facebook/efficiencybydesign. See ad this page.

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Speaking of Antiquing with "Fiesta Lady,"
erchandisers began promoting color as the Depression came to an end. Americans were more than ready to trade in their darkcolored vehicles, clothing and kitchenware and everything took on vivid hues. In Southern California, a pottery company on Catalina Island was the first American pottery company to use glazes in bright, primary colors on simple dinnerware. Other companies began to see increased sales in their lines that also promoted solid color dinnerware. The success of these companies was recognized by The Homer Laughlin China Company in Newell, West Virginia, a small town on the bank of the Ohio River. It was there, in 1936, where Fiestware was born. The name was clearly based on the Mexican/ California influence, which was so popular at the time. A successful marketing campaign began. Housewives loved the ability to ‘mix and match’ colors. For the first time, it was not necessary to purchase a ‘set’ of packaged dinnerware. From the beginning, the Homer Laughlin China Company has had a policy of ‘marking’ its products, which has always been good for collectors. Production began with 5 colors—a light green, yellow, cobalt blue, ivory and red. A sixth color, turquoise, was added shortly after. In 1944, due to comments made by Albert Einstein, red was eliminated, based on the fear that the uranium required to produce the red glaze was radioactive. It wasn’t until the 1950’s that the Atomic Energy Commission released restrictions of the sale of uranium oxide, allowing Homer Laughlin to resume production of Fiesta’s red glaze. As WWII progressed, production of domestic dinnerware took a backseat to war-related activities. Homer Laughlin began fulfilling contracts for the US Navy for dinnerware to be used in the Officer’s


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Mess. Fiesta’s production was affected, and items began to be eliminated from the production line. These early deletions are pieces that today’s collectors clamor for—the covered onion soup, large flower vases, after-dinner coffee pot, and the nested mixing bowls. In the 1950’s, a new Art Director took the helm and new colors were introduced. These colors, which include rose, gray, forest green and chartreuse, are now referred to as ‘50’s colors.’ More items were eliminated—egg cups, coffee servers and the demitasse cups and saucers. The company also eliminated 3 of the original colors—green, ivory and turquoise. In early 1969, a new product came to market—Fiesta Ironstone. Immediately, the older, brighter Fiesta became a collector’s commodity. The Art Deco style was no longer in vogue. In 1973, all Fiesta production ceased. Collectors refer to this as the “Dark Period.” After a 13-year absence, in 1986, 50 years after glazing that first plate, Fiesta was reintroduced and once again became the rage. New colors and accessories were added to the product line. To the delight of collectors, the company’s initial marketing strategy remains today. By introducing new colors and accessories while eliminating others, Fiesta is the most collected dinnerware in the country. Stop by Pickety Place and see the displays of truly vintage pieces, as well as contemporary (post ‘86) items that are now discontinued or retired—which are not available at the mall. It’s reassuring to know that all contemporary Fiesta is lead-free, still made in the USA and is safe for the oven, microwave, freezer and dishwasher. See ad this page.

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Troubled Waters
by David Funderburk
nother Spring is here and it’s a time of change and wonderment as the landscape emerges including wildlife. Everything around us seems to burst with renewed life, including some water supplies! For well water users, a change in weather can create a change in water… and change is not always good. Well water may change with a rainy season, which can introduce materials into aquifers that had not previously been present. Even two wells on the same property can produce two entirely different types of water. In the spring and fall, we can count on receiving calls from customers about this very thing. Common unwanted changes to well water supplies include new colors, odors and tastes, which are produced by a variety of factors. Reddish brown iron stains are probably the most familiar. However, tannins— the result of rotting vegetation—cause staining very similar to iron. Shale, organics and manganese can result in black staining. These are just a few causes of color in water—if you find you have any of these in your water supply, don’t despair; they can be treated.


Seasonal Changes Impact Well Water
Odor is another issue that can arise from the changing of seasons or weather. A concern we hear frequently is rotten egg smell resulting from sulfur, which may leave one wondering if an egg was missed in their Easter egg hunt! Anything that alters the color of water can also alter its taste. As an example, iron may produce a metallic taste, and if it wasn’t in your water before, can come as quite a shock. We also receive calls from people with water softeners, which are designed to remove calcium and magnesium. These are the hardness minerals that create scale in pipes, appliances, sinks and tubs. Oftentimes, however, staining and odor require a different type of treatment. Color, taste and odor can become a permanent part of your water supply or they may be passing with the seasons. Rest-assured that with proper testing and treatment, your water can be brought back to normal in no time. Give us a call and we’ll be happy to assess your situation and find the perfect solution for you. David Funderburk is the owner of Quality Water Systems located at 310 E. California Street in Jacksonville. He can be reached at 541-245-7470 or visit www.541water.com. See ad this page.

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SightSeeing by Julie D. Danielson, O.D.
re you sneezing? Are your eyes watery and red? Oregon has some of the highest grass and pollen counts in the nation during the spring and summer months. Throughout the U.S., 20 percent of adults and children suffer from allergies. It is the sixth leading cause of chronic disease in the United States. If you're an allergy sufferer, you might have conjunctivitis, which is inflammation of the thin, transparent layer that lines the inner eyelid and covers the white part of the eye. Luckily, itchy, watery eyes caused by tree, grass, and pollen allergies are not something that you just have to live with. You might try using a cold compress which can give you almost immediate relief from itching and can reduce the severity of symptoms for hours. Be sure to use a pliable compress, like one kept in the freezer. Wrap it in a thin towel and apply to your closed eyes for several minutes. If that is not giving you enough relief, be sure to see your eye doctor. Your optometric physician can sooth your conjunctivitis with prescription or over-the-counter eye drops. Drops range from homeopathies which build


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your eye's immunity to allergens, to antihistamine drops, to decongestants. Just be aware that decongestants can constrict the blood vessels and whiten the eye, but may actually increase redness and irritation if used too often. If you wear contact lenses, airborne allergens can stick on your lenses making you uncomfortable. Allergens can also cause your eyes to over-produce natural substances which bind to your contact lenses. You can use lubricant eye drops to relieve your symptoms and keep your contact lenses clean. However, if you are using “antiallergy” eye drops, you should allow 15 minutes to pass before you insert your contact lenses. Another option is to use daily disposable contact lenses, and discard them nightly. When lenses are replaced each day, irritating deposits cannot build up over time. Treating your red, itching eyes is not a one-size-fits-all approach. There are many factors that go into getting the right treatment for your specific symptoms. When you visit your eye doctor, be sure to describe your symptoms so he or she can prescribe a topical medication that safely and effectively relieves your symptoms and lets you see clearly this summer. Julie Danielson, an optometric physician, is available by appointment at 541-899-2020. See ad this page.

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ryan Swope knew when he woke up on the morning of March 20th something wasn’t right. He was weak, nauseated and had a headache. Bryan was having a stroke. “I wound up getting up to get a drink of water and just completely collapsed. My whole left side had given out.” Bryan’s roommate heard him collapse and called 911 immediately. When emergency workers arrived, Bryan told them he wanted to go to Providence Medford Medical Center. The care team had helped him in the past and he wanted to put his life in their hands once again. Because Bryan arrived within six hours of noticing his first symptoms and was generally healthy otherwise, doctors decided he was a candidate for a mechanical thrombectomy. “We brought the patient to our lab… and we took a small little catheter device up into his brain and we pulled out the clot,” explained Eric Palmer, M.D., an interventional radiologist with Medford Radiological Group. “We had almost immediate response that was positive. He was hemiparetic, or couldn’t move his arm or leg on his left side, when he came in. After the procedure he could shake my hand, move his arm, move his leg. It was a very good outcome.” Bryan’s surgery became the first successful mechanical thrombectomy for stroke performed in southern Oregon. Four days after his stroke and surgery, Bryan walked out of Providence Medford. Within a week, he was back to riding his bike and attending courses at Rogue Community College. “I feel great, I really do,” Bryan said less than two weeks after his procedure. Dr. Palmer feels equally blessed. “It’s very satisfying. The long training I’ve been through to get to this point- it makes it all worthwhile.” See Providence ad on page 3.

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Joyfull Living

by Louise Lavergne
Happiness Is Good For Your Health
“The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” ~Benjamin Franklin. a deep breath: “I am inviting peaceful resolutions for the higher good of all.” Then “Let it go” and see what happens. Reducing your stress level and developing a peaceful mind and heart is a daily practice. It enables you to come up with creative solutions. Peace dissolves tension, resistance and lowers your stress level. It creates a healing and harmonious energy in your mind and vibrant health in your body. To assist you, I am now offering a weekly JOYFULL LIVING Guided Meditation class online, from the comfort of your home. Sundays at 8:00am PT, you can join me live, and then listen to the playback everyday. We have created an online JoyFull Living community where members can go to a “members only” page, where in addition to our weekly meditation, you can watch a video, listen to relaxation and breathing exercises for less than $1 a day. We are offering you a chance to try a class this month so call or email info@joyfull-living.com or go to www.joyfull-living.com to learn more and receive 1 free class! Every day, every moment, is an opportunity to “catch” your happiness, one breath at a time… Breathe in Gratitude—Live in Joy! © Louise Lavergne 2001-2014. Louise is a spiritual teacher of Personal Growth & Empowerment. As a JoyFull Living Coach she offers effective, transformative tools, guidance and inspiration to assist you in releasing the attachment to struggle, pain and suffering. She empowers and inspires you to partner with yourself for success with personal and health goals, offering tools and strategies to live your best life NOW. She is also the owner and creator of JoyFull Yoga, which has it’s home here in Jacksonville. www.joyfull-yoga.com; www.joyfull-living. com, 541-899-0707. See ad this page.

ow much time do you spend feeling happy? Not just thinking about unlikely scenarios that could make you happy, like winning the lottery. The fact is that right now, in this moment, you can choose to live your best life and feel happy. Many people spend more time worrying and complaining than feeling happy and appreciating. “You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted” ~Ruth E. Renkl. Emotions and thoughts are magnets. Where are you spending and investing your time and emotional energy? The more time you spend appreciating and feeling good, the happier and healthier you become. Feeling angry, frustrated and resisting “what is,” only attracts more problems and keep you stuck. It’s like having a flat tire and staying in the car with your seat belt on, feeling frustrated and angry that you can’t get to where you want to be. You’re spending all your energy wishing you didn’t have a flat instead of thinking about what you can do to fix it and getting the help and support you need to get where you want to go. It all starts with you accepting the situation, taking responsibility to make the changes you need in your life. The only person responsible for your happy state of mind is YOU. Is there a situation in your life where you are “stuck in the car?” If so, the first step to help you ease the resistance is to deal with your mental stress and fear. ”Problems cannot be solved with the same mindset that created them.” ~Albert Einstein. Think of a challenge in your life right now… take 3 deep, belly breaths, clear your mind and say: “I am now opening up to the opportunity this situation is offering me to grow.” Take




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acksonville Elementary School is enjoying a busy Spring! March marked the culmination of the PTOsponsored Art Program with the Student Art Show. Thank you so much to Program Coordinator Jessicca Haynes, Exhibition Coordinator Christin Sherbourne and all the volunteers for their hard work. Jacksonville students placed 2nd at Regional Oregon Battle of the Books competition. The "B.O.B. Beasts," Ian Grady, Henry Jones, William Kranenburg and Jude Pannell, all fifth-graders, read and mastered 16 books in preparation for the book quiz competition. Special thanks to Melodie Ealy and Lisa Savage for providing this opportunity and promoting quality children's literature. After winning Jacksonville's school Geography Bee, 5th-Grader William Kranenburg, took the state qualifying exam and placed among the top 100 Oregon 4-8th Grade students. The only elementary student from Southern Oregon, William was honored to be a part of the Oregon State Geography Bee, held on April 4th at Western Oregon University. He looks forward to participating again next year. The 4th Annual Jacksonville Elementary School’s Writers’ Festival will be held on Wednesday, May 7 from 6:00-8:00 pm in the school gymnasium. Author and Illustrator Mark Fearing is the


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event’s keynote speaker. Mr. Fearing is the illustrator of numerous children’s books and the author and illustrator of Earthling! a children’s graphic novel. During the festival, students meet in small groups with local authors, journalists, educators and other writing enthusiasts who serve as mentors and facilitate a discussion of each student’s writing. Thank you to all involved for supporting and celebrating our young authors! Mark your calendars to join us for the Jacksonville Elementary 26th-annual musical, kicking off the season on Britt Hill. The Jungle Book will be presented to the community May 22 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $3 per person or $8 for an immediate family. The revenue from this year's production will support next year's musical. Thank you to Mrs. Stanek and Mr. Finnigan for their leadership, to Sandy Metwally for her costume expertise, and to Britt Festivals for their ongoing support of this fantastic community event. Kindergarten registration begins soon! Children who are five years old on or before September 1, 2014 may be registered as a 2014 kindergartner. Kindergarten Orientation will be held at at the school on Wednesday, May 14 at 2:00pm. Please call the school at 541-8423790 for more information.

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Working Out-Doors
ave you been trying to lose weight, build muscle strength or improve your balance but find it difficult to start or stick with an exercise program? We all know that we should move our body every day, but it can be a challenge to get the recommended amount of exercise. The American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association recommend that adults get 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise five days per week, plus two or three days of strength training and two days of stretching and balance training. That may sound like a lot, but you can “sneak” exercise into your life and make it seamless. With all that Jacksonville has to offer—and now with warmer weather and spring in the air—there is no better time to get started. Here are some simple tips to help you meet these weekly exercise guidelines. Following them consistently will help you feel better and improve your overall health. • Take three, 10-minute walks or bike rides in the morning, noon and evening for your 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise. Head for one of the many Woodland trails for a more exhilarating challenge. • During your walks, try adding strength or resistance training activities such as push-ups on a bench around town, or carry an inexpensive resistance band and pause to do exercises like bicep curls or upper back rows. See photos for examples. • Gardening provides worthwhile physical activity, so plan to tend to the yard several times per week. • Take regular stretch breaks during and after any exercise bout and aim for one or two stretch breaks per day.


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learned early this morning that I am a success. A story on NPR related how certain wingless mosquitos in Antarctica survive under the most miserable of conditions, awaken out of semi-dormancy, live for ten days, mate, and die. In the animal world, the reporter noted, this is considered a successful life. You have reproduced. You have won. So, I have made it after all. My genes— such as they are and God help my offspring—will go on. Success, it seems, is all a matter of perspective. This is comforting, in some baseline sort of way. I've always wanted to make my mark in the world, and certainly children—at least well-loved, happy, compassionate children—are a mark well made. But the reason this tidbit left such an impression upon me is because I struggle with the definition of success, at least the American definition: namely, money and fame. Of course, as this little NPR piece highlights, success is all in how you define it. Still, it may be a bit premature to break out the champagne. One of my Very Least Favorite Things is the arrival of my college alumni magazine in the mail. Every three months I receive the beautiful glossy thing in the box and immediately flip to the back to see who is CEO of what, or how fellow alum Steven Colbert is doing, or who just published her third best-seller. It's masochism at its full-blown best. I mope about and jab my finger at the page saying, "Look at her! Look what she’s done!” and mumble, "I coulda been a contender, I could've been somebody." Then I throw

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Trail Runners
by Becka Kem
pringtime in Southern Oregon is a special treat with the days getting longer, temperatures on the rise and more daylight to take advantage of outdoor venues. This is the time to head-up to the Forest Park trails to enjoy seasonal creeks and wildflowers that only make their debut for a few months a year. Jacksonville's Forest Park offers numerous trails that will make any determined trail runner or motivated hiker stop and "smell the flowers." The bright purple shooting stars, ruffled red fritillaria and elusive white trillium stand along sections of trail, much too beautiful to be overlooked. With the afternoon temperatures rising, the creekside trails also make nice escapes from the heat. The moisture of the creek with added shade from the trees lowers temperatures noticeably. The recently-finished Shade Creek Trail is a nice addition to the established Canyon Falls and Norling Creek Trails. This mile-long trail gradually meanders uphill, paralleling and crossing Norling Creek several times. Moss-covered rocks, ferns, and wildflowers line the trail. It was originally built to explore the boundaries of Forest Park. Now, with some trail

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cutting and newly-constructed bridges, runners and hikers have access to even more beautiful sections of the park. From the top of Shade Creek Trail, visitors can head back down the trail, take the road or keep venturing. One option is Arrowhead Pass, an old logging road that has been revitalized. This ¾-mile trail takes you to one of the most remote parts of Forest Park. Directly across the road from the Shade Creek trailhead is the new Leg Burner Trail. This ½-mile trail winds up the ridgeline. Although there are some steep grades, it rewards visitors with well-shaded, single-track trail that connects to the Jackson Ridge Trail and more loop options. Forest Park is ever-evolving with each visit offering new surprises. Exploring the park throughout the seasons will not only showcase the trails, but also the beautiful flowers and wildlife in Southern Oregon. Grab a friend; take a snack and pick-up a trail map at the Rail Trail Kiosk at the entrance of the park. Trail maps are also available in town at the Jacksonville Review kiosk inside the Beekman Bank at the corner of California & 3rd Streets. In the park, there are four marked parking areas, each with kiosks and trail maps. Get out and explore Forest Park!

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Paws for Thought by Dr. Tami Rogers
pring is officially here in the Rogue Valley, and I love it! Spring to me is synonymous with freedom… to be outside taking walks, playing in the sandbox with my daughter, having a good barbecue, or just sitting on the deck enjoying a beautiful evening. Regardless, I love it all—all but the stinking mosquitoes! I have extreme reactions to mosquito bites and the suckers will bite me regardless of protective sprays and clothing. I am at war with mosquitoes and needless to say, I would NEVER consider moving to the mid-west. Luckily, we don’t have quite as severe a problem as some areas of the United States, but the presence of mosquitoes in this area should definitely not be taken lightly. Mosquitoes are the vector for life-threatening heartworm disease in dogs and cats. Recently, our area (including Jackson and Josephine counties) has been upgraded in consideration regarding the status of Heartworm Disease. Our area is now considered endemic for the disease, meaning that it is regularly found in animals…dogs especially since they are most commonly tested. Statistics for 2014 currently show that 1 out of 57 dogs tested positive for heartworm; alarming considering the consequences of infection. As the definitive host (the host that the parasite really is meant to thrive in,) dogs are especially at risk. All it takes is one bite from an infected mosquito for a dog (or a cat) to contract heartworms. And, contrary to popular belief, just because your animal rarely goes outside, does not mean that they are safe. Mosquitoes are rarely known to respect the boundaries of your home and will enter


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Sanctuary One is excited to announce our first ever “Summer Soiree & Benefit” on Saturday, July 19, at the Ashland Springs Hotel. We invite you to come enjoy a wonderful evening with a gourmet vegan or vegetarian meal, local wines, farm products for sale and dancing to the fabulous East Main Band. With an array of guest speakers, it promises to be a fun-filled and inspirational event! This event will be a great night out and it’s also an ideal opportunity to learn more about our programs and services. You’ll hear firsthand about the positive impact the Sanctuary has made on the lives of people, animals and the earth, and you’ll get to be part of the community of supporters helping to bring our efforts to fruition. Since 2008, Sanctuary One has been providing a safe place for abused and neglected farm animals and pets. We also host school groups and social service agencies, giving participants of all ages the chance to assist us in rehabilitating the animals and growing the gardens. We’re located on 55-acres in the Applegate Valley, and we’ve hosted several thousand visitors who’ve come to tour, participate and volunteer. Over the years, we’ve seen a steady increase in the need for our services. Whether it’s partnering with a local shelter to provide sanctuary for an animal, collaborating with a local school such as Ruch Elementary, or hosting another intern applicant—interest in what we do is on the rise. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of local businesses, we’re able to channel proceeds from this fundraising event directly toward supporting our programs and services. Sanctuary One’s “Summer Soiree & Benefit” is sure to be an unforgettable evening filled with good food, inspiring stories, lively music and dancing. We’ve opted to forgo the typical auction-style fundraising event in favor of a more low-key but formal request for taxdeductible contributions. We invite you to join us as we work together to create a healing place for people, animals and the earth! Tickets for this semi-formal event are $75 per person and can be purchased online only at www.sanctuaryone. org. The Ashland Springs Hotel is located at 212 East Main, Ashland. Doors open at 5:30pm. For more information please visit www.sanctuaryone.org or email info@sanctuaryone.org.

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What the Heck is Homeopathy?
hile most of my clients are familiar with acupuncture, herbal and chiropractic medicine, many have never heard of homeopathy—or at least have limited understanding of what it is. Sometimes there’s confusion between “homeopathy” and “holistic,” which is understandable, because many people have only a vague idea of what these terms really mean. While the term "holistic" refers to an entire medical philosophy, homeopathy is actually just one of many modalities a holistic or naturopathic medical practitioner might use. Homeopathy is a medical treatment system that was developed in Germany in the late 1700s by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. The common medical treatments of the time were quite crude by our modern standards, and included bloodletting and administration of mercury and other extremely toxic substances. Dr. Hahnemann became so disillusioned with medicine that he quit his practice and began translating medical texts for a living. In one of these texts, he encountered the claim that malaria was remedied by cinchona (quinine), a substance made from the bark of a Peruvian tree. Wondering what it was about this bark that made it effective, he experimented by ingesting progressively higher doses of the substance himself. To his amazement, he found that by taking enough of the cinchona solution, he created symptoms in himself that were very similar to that of a malaria patient, though not as severe. Further experimentation led to him to conclude, “That which can produce a set of symptoms in a healthy individual, can treat a sick individual who is manifesting a similar set of symptoms.” This “like cures like” principle became the basis for homeopathy (homeo = same; + pathy = suffering). Because he wanted to use medicine in the gentlest and safest way possible, Hahnemann experimented with smaller and smaller dilutions of what were often potentially toxic substances. He found that even extremely diluted medicines benefited patients, as long as the “Law of Similars” as he called it, was followed. A good example of this would be the homeopathic remedy


by Dr. Jeff Judkins, Animalkind Veterinary Clinic
made from the stinger of a bee, known as Apis. As long as the patient’s clinical symptoms are similar to that of a bee sting—red, hot, swollen, painful, better with cold applications—no matter what the cause of the problem, Apis will help improve the condition. Hahnemann went on to test or “prove” hundreds of substances to discover their utility in various medical conditions. Because of the effectiveness and safety of his new system, and despite significant opposition from the conventional medical community, homeopathy thrived. By 1900, there were over a hundred homeopathic hospitals in the U.S. It attracted many highly respected members of society from Mark Twain to John D. Rockefeller. Britain's Royal Family has famously embraced homeopathy since the 1830s. As conventional medicine improved dramatically in the 1900s, homeopathy fell out of favor. By 1950, all of the 22 schools for homeopathy had closed, and fewer than 100 practicing homeopaths remained. There was, however, a rebound in the 1970s along with interest in other “holistic” medical modalities such as acupuncture and herbal medicine. Today homeopathy has grown in popularity all over the world because it’s safe, inexpensive and has shown exceptional healing ability. The use of homeopathy in veterinary medicine can be attributed mainly to Dr. Richard Pitcairn, a veterinarian in Eugene, Oregon who also became disillusioned by the limitations of conventional veterinary medicine. He began using homeopathy exclusively in his veterinary practice in the 1980s, and went on to teach homeopathy to hundreds of veterinarians, eventually founding the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy in 2005. This is who I learned homeopathy from, and I feel very fortunate to have had the brilliant Dr. Pitcairn as one of my teachers. There are now hundreds of homeopathic remedies made from just about any natural substance you could imagine, from arsenic and strychnine to sea water and dog’s milk. While this may sound strange and potentially dangerous to many people, homeopathic Homeopathy - Cont'd. on Pg. 36

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For more than two decades, Dogs for the Deaf has hosted a Dog Walk to raise awareness about our important work, and raise money to keep our work going. This year's Dog Walk theme is Super HearO-Dogs, and will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 9:00am to 2:00pm at Jacksonville Elementary School. This year’s walk starts at Jacksonville Elementary School and progresses on an easy, one-mile loop to the Historic Courthouse, and then loops back to the school. Participants over 18-years-old can play for a winning Poker Hand during the walk, too. Walkers and their dogs will find many booths from local vendors, with treats and samples for both people and canines. One booth will feature author Karen Scott, signing copies of her book Sweet Pea: The Homeless Dog Who Could Not be Caught. Rogue Canine Agility will give demos and strut their stuff. For a $5 donation, participants can take their own dogs through the agility course. You can also show off your dog’s special skills during the Best Super-Hear-O-Dog trick contest. For the creative types, people and dogs can both compete in the costume contest. There will be a photo booth, with one free photo for all registered participants. and prizes, raffles and contests throughout the day. Participants will receive a special t-shirt, goody bag, dog bandana, one raffle ticket and a poker playing card (for walkers 18 or older), one photo at the DFD photo booth, Agility and Meet the Breeds demos, all contest activities and lunch, ice cream and beverages. That’s a lot for just a $30 registration fee, and you’ll be supporting the good work of Dogs for the Deaf. For groups of friends, coworkers or families, we invite you to form a Pack, to help Dogs for the Deaf, consisting of four or more people who register for just $25 each, and commit to raising at least $500 to benefit our work of rescuing dogs from shelters and training them to help people with disabilities. To register or to learn more about Dog Walk 2014, visit www.dogsforthedeaf.org/dog-walk. See ad this page.

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Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center Is Named One of the Nation's 100 Top Hospitals

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sante Rogue Regional Medical Center was recently named as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the quality of healthcare. Asante Rogue Regional is the only hospital in Oregon and Washington to earn this distinction. As the CEO of the hospital, I am especially proud because this award is not something hospitals apply for or that requires a fee. Truven is an objective organization that analyzes all available data and rates hospitals accordingly, and we are honored that Truven has placed us among the top hospitals in the country. By their measures, we are providing you and your community with some of the best care in the nation. This is a testament to the dedication of our employees and medical staff who care for our patients each and every day. Truven says its research shows that if all hospitals in the U.S. performed at the level of 100 Top Hospitals: • Nearly 165,000 additional lives could be saved • Nearly 90,000 additional patients could be complication-free • More than $5.4 billion could be saved, and • The average patient stay would decrease by half a day. Why is this important? As the delivery of healthcare changes, people are making more informed decisions about where they go for their care. Independent measuring of performance by organizations like Truven makes comparisons meaningful, and this award shows why Asante Rogue Regional is the healthcare provider of choice in the region, and why people can get their care locally and be confident. Asante Rogue Regional has earned many quality achievements over the years. Here are just some from 201314: The iVantage 2013 HealthStrong Top 100 Hospital award; the Platinum Performance Achievement Award in Coronary Artery Disease from


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the American College of Cardiology ACTION Registry; the Healthgrades Clinical Excellence award (only hospital in Oregon); Best in Oregon for Overall Orthopedic Services and 100 Best Hospitals in the nation for Orthopedic Surgery and Joint Replacement from Healthgrades; a Silver Beacon Award for intensive care and a Gold Beacon Award for cardiac critical care (one of three in Oregon); and it is the only DNVcertified primary stroke center in the region. Asante was also recognized as a 15-Top Health System by Truven in 2013, and Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass has also earned many Healthgrades and other recognitions. Awards like these do not just happen. They are the results of a hospital’s commitment to high achievement and many years of hard work and dedication by the physicians, providers, nurses, and all clinical and support staff who work there. At Asante, “Welcome to better health,” is more than something we say, it is something we do. For the 100 Top Hospitals study, Truven Health researchers analyzed public information—Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data—from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website. To learn more about the study, visit 100tophospitals.com. Visit our Media Center at Asante.org: http://www.asante.org/about-us/news/in-thenews/. Asante is a local, community owned and governed, not-for-profit organization that provides comprehensive medical care to more than 550,000 people in a nine-county area of Southern Oregon and Northern California. It includes Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, Asante Physician Partners, and additional healthcare partnerships throughout the region. See ad on page 5.

ow that the spring weather has finally arrived, we can expect that more of us will venture out to enjoy our town’s fine restaurants, taverns, and tasting rooms. Most people will drink in moderation and will avoid driving while under the influence of alcohol; however, each year an alarming number of intoxicated drivers kill and injure other drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians. According to ODOT, from 1999 to 2008, an average of 710 people per year were convicted of driving under the influence of intoxicants in Jackson County, and crashes involving alcohol accounted for nearly half of all fatal and serious injury crashes in the state. The statistics are familiar and depressing. Most people know that driving while intoxicated can lead to jail time, criminal prosecution, and suspension of driving privileges, but many are unfamiliar with the role the civil justice system plays in DUI-related cases. Perhaps, more people would avoid and prevent drunk driving if they understood the serious consequences of a civil lawsuit. Unlike the criminal justice system, the civil justice system does not attempt to hold defendants accountable for their crimes against the state. Instead, the civil justice system holds defendants who are found liable directly accountable to victims and their families. This usually means the payment of monetary damages including medical expenses, psychological counseling, lost wages, earning ability, and property loss. Victims can also recover substantial damages for nonmonetary losses, such as pain and suffering. In addition, in cases involving drunk driving, Oregon law allows victims to pursue punitive damages, which are designed to punish the drunk driver, as well as to deter similar conduct by other drivers. Often, an intoxicated driver has very little chance of winning at trial; thus, the driver’s car insurance company will try to settle the case if possible. If the driver seriously injured or killed someone, the victim’s claim might be worth more than the limits of the driver’s insurance policy. For example, if the victim’s claim is worth $500,000, but the driver’s insurance policy only provides $50,000 of coverage, the


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victim’s lawyer will search for assets owned by the driver to bridge the gap. If it appears that the driver owns a home or has other assets, the victim’s lawyer will insist that the driver pays money or conveys property to the victim as part of a settlement. If the driver will not contribute to a settlement, the victim’s lawyer might file a lawsuit and try the case to a jury. When the verdict exceeds the driver’s insurance coverage, the driver’s assets could be seized, their home could be foreclosed, or their wages could be garnished to pay the judgment. The emotional toll of a civil lawsuit should not be underestimated either. Many drivers who cause an accident feel terrible for their victims and can have trouble putting the matter behind them. Unfortunately, civil lawsuits often drag on for years and force drivers to relive their accidents numerous times during depositions and trials, which are open to the public. Of course, the social stigma and embarrassment can be very difficult to overcome. Finally, a few words about our town’s hardworking bartenders and tasting room servers. Oregon law imposes a duty not to serve alcohol to a patron who is “visibly intoxicated.” If the intoxicated patron drives away and injures or kills someone, the tavern, restaurant, or winery can be held liable for damages. This is called a liquor liability claim, or a “dram shop” claim. Bartenders are licensed by the OLCC and are trained to spot signs of intoxication, so, if the bartender cuts you off, thank him or her and leave a nice tip. The good news is that drunk driving is completely preventable. According to M.A.D.D., the best way to prevent driving drunk is to make a plan for a sober designated driver and make sure everyone in your party agrees to it ahead of time. Together, we can keep our roads safe while enjoying Jacksonville’s great nightlife. Dominic Campanella lives in Jacksonville and is a partner with the law firm, Brophy Schmor LLP. He tries civil cases in state and federal courts involving tort defense of businesses and individuals, business and commercial disputes, breach of contract and employment claims, and evictions. He can be reached at dcampanella@brophylegal.com, or 541-772-7123.

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On Money and More: Let’s Get Started!
by Erich & Matt Patten, Cutler Investment Group
Cutler Investment Group is excited to be launching a financial information column in the Jacksonville Review. Your hosts for this column will be our Portfolio Management team, led by Erich and Matthew Patten, Jacksonville Elementary Pioneers and avid readers of our local paper since our youth. We are proud to be Jacksonville’s hometown investment advisory firm and are pleased to contribute our two cents to the Review’s town dialogue. We would like this column to tackle a range of possible topics that you might find interesting, covering the global financial markets (like this month’s edition) all the way through to individual money matters like contributing to your IRA or understanding what role bonds can have in your portfolio. If you have interest in a particular topic or there is a something about investing that you have never fully understood, reach out to us at review@cutler.com and we’ll give it a try! High Frequency Trading: What does it mean for investors? Since Michael Lewis’ recent appearance on 60 Minutes, the media has been abuzz with the negative impacts of High Frequency Trading (HFT) on the equity markets. Mr. Lewis has previously penned books such as “Money Ball” and “The Big Short” and recently authored a book highlighting the practice of High Frequency Trading. HFT involves very high powered computers moving in and out of trade orders at fractions of a second (actually milliseconds, or a fraction of the amount of time it takes to blink your eyes). The algorithms that these traders design create the impression of market liquidity, but once orders are placed, these algorithms, along with incredibly high speed internet, place orders at markets all over the East Coast in a practice known as “front running.” Front running creates the opportunity for these traders to get ahead of retail investors (you and me), extracting pennies by playing off of the bid/ask spread on a trade. Aggregating these pennies has allowed HFT traders to accumulate billions of dollars of trading gains. This is clearly a practice that regulators (the Securities and Exchange Commission) should eliminate. But in the meantime, what is the real impact for investors such as Cutler clients? We believe the impact has been minimal for a couple of reasons: HFT only hurts retail investors when they trade. Strategies that implement less portfolio turnover, have less exposure to the HFT “tax.” At Cutler, we are patient investors and look to the long-term value of a security when making a purchase. The new computer-driven HFT is “day trading” on steroids. Low stock-turnover strategies (such as those Cutler utilizes) lead to lower trading costs—both explicit (such as commissions) and implicit such as bid/ask spreads (the spread between the current offer to buy and the offer to sell). More subjectively, you can take solace that trading costs have dropped significantly in recent years, but that does not mean HFT has not had a negative impact on trade executions. We think it is worth mentioning, however, that trading equities, even accounting for the likely costs of HFT, has never been cheaper. Trading has become predominantly electronic, eliminating the need for a “floor broker” on the exchanges. Costs for execution have been greatly streamlined and more access has been given to the individual investor trading on their own behalf. While the markets today are more liquid and accessible than ever before, there is always room for improvement. We believe that this practice has reached an inflection point, and that regulators will work to reduce the ability of HFT to operate in a similar fashion. Our hope is that any unintended consequences of these possible new regulations won’t negatively impact liquidity or the explicit costs of trading. Matthew Patten is CEO and Investment Portfolio Manager. He is a graduate of Jacksonville Elementary School and South Medford High School. Matt earned BA degrees in Economics and Environmental Geo-Sciences from Boston College and a MBA from the University of Chicago. Erich Patten is President and Chief Investment Officer. He is a graduate of Jacksonville Elementary School and South Medford High School. Erich earned a BS in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Chicago. See ad this page.

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In Memoriam – Marjorie Anne Edens
Marjorie Edens of Jacksonville departed this earthly Gardens in Jacksonville, a favorite and meaningful life on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at the Providence Medical project for her. In 2005, she made the decision to leave Center. Marjorie Anne was born in Martinsburg, West her estate to the Boosters Foundation. Marjorie’s Virginia on October 16, 1940, to Fred thought process was that by doing so, the William and Clorine “Renie” Edens. foundation could continue to acquire grant Marjorie graduated from Jacksonville money for the gardens’ complete restoration. High School in 1958, and then went She also hoped that her decision to leave her off to pursue life and attend Lewis estate for the restoration of the Britt Gardens and Clark College. might encourage others to consider a similar Marjorie returned to her beloved disposition. Her goal for the gardens was to Jacksonville in 1974, and made it her make it a destination garden, as it once was. home until her passing. Marjorie Her friends would like to thank the staff of loved history and devoted her life the Providence Medical Center in Medford to learning, teaching, sharing, and for the care given, and the kindness and preserving the history of Jacksonville, compassion that was shown to Marjorie. the Rogue Valley and Southern Oregon. At Marjorie's request there was no service. She was a well-respected and admired A Celebration of Marjorie Edens Life and historian who had a real ability to Contributions to our Community, will be quickly recall names and stories. Her pet Marjorie pruning the Neuber held on Sunday afternoon, June 8, 2014, at peeve was the proper pronunciation of rose during the October 2011 1:30pm in the lower Peter Britt Gardens. names and many of us can recall being Her remains were placed beside her cemetery clean-up day. politely, but firmly reminded of such. grandparents, William and Sarah Edens, in Marjorie worked with the Southern Oregon Historical the Jacksonville Cemetery. There she will rest among Society for many years where one of her chief positions all those early Pioneers whose life stories she worked so was that of an oral historian at which she proved to be a hard to tell and preserve. marvelous and astute interviewer. She was a long term Jacksonville and its residents were Marjorie’s extended member of the Jacksonville Boosters Club, serving on its family and we thank her for all her contributions to the Board, and more recently serving as a Director on the community. We grieve her passing and will cherish our Boosters Foundation Board. Marjorie was a dedicated memories of time spent with her. volunteer and supporter of the Friends of Jacksonville’s Those wishing to remember Marjorie in a special Historic Cemetery and served on the Board of the way may make a donation in her memory to the Jacksonville Friends of the Library and volunteered in Jacksonville Boosters Foundation, or to a favorite the library for many years. A master gardener, Marjorie charitable organization. Donations to the Jacksonville was a member of the Applegate Garden Club. Boosters Foundation can be sent to PO Box 81, Marjorie’s legacy, “A Garden Legacy,” will be the Jacksonville, OR 97530. Please indicate that it is for the continued restoration and care of the lower Peter Britt Britt Gardens Project.

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Letter to the Editor
To all my friends: Years ago, Lee said he wanted his epitaph to read, "He Made His Mark," and he added, "I hope I'll make a mark somewhere, some day." From the outpouring of love, comfort and support I have received the last few weeks, I know he certainly made his mark in Jacksonville. Thank you everyone for the cards, phone calls, memories, funny stories, etc! Thank you Jacksonville, the Boosters Club, Britt, Rogue Valley A's, Pastor Richard Evans and the Presbyterian Church and the Jacksonville Review for the Tribute Page. My love and deepest gratitude to all of you for everything. ~Marilyn Lewis Paws for Thought - Cont'd. from Pg. 32 For dogs, most of us are familiar with a pill/treat that is given once a month. There is also a newer product on the market that provides six months of protection in one injection. For cats, we have topically-applied products or a monthly treat. Your veterinarian can make recommendations on a preventative that is appropriate for your pet. Regardless of the form used, we strongly recommend that all animals living in the Rogue Valley be on heartworm preventatives twelve months of the year. Dr. Rogers can be reached at the Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital at 541-899-1081 or jvhospital@qwestoffice.net. See ad page 32.

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Tuesday-Saturday 10:30-4:30 Sunday 12:00-4:00

145 N. 5th Street, Jacksonville


Featuring the work of Anna Sutherland-Chauffe Walt & Char Wirfs Judy Benson LaNier Zoë West Vivan McAleavey Ruth Heath Jeffrey McFarland Brona Brown

Ad Deadlines: Reserve ad space by the 10th of the month, Submit your ad by the 15th. Have an idea or suggestion for the Review? For print: Whit Parker at 541-899-9500 or whitman@jacksonvillereview.com. For website or kiosk: Jo Parker at 541-227-8011 or jo@jacksonvillereview.com

Join us the 2nd Friday of every month for our Featured Artist Reception from 5-7pm

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Ledger David Cellars presents our first vintage 2011 Malbec. Now on the hill by the glass through the 2014 Britt Festivals season.
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You’re Invited!

Sunday, May 18 11am - 5pm
Enjoy 18 wineries, appetizers, tastings and fun at this self-paced wine tour event.
Tickets are $39 each and include a commemorative Wine Trail wine glass. 18 wineries in the Applegate participate in this fun, self-guided tour. You pick your starting location, but you’re free to visit any number of the wineries on the Trail. Each winery will offer both an appetizer and a wine for tasting. This event also provides a great opportunity to stock up on wines for gifts or parties. We encourage you to bring your friends, designate a driver and enjoy this great event. Its also the perfect opportunity to explore new wineries that you’ve never been to before! Here’s a sampling of what the wineries poured and paired at our Fall event. Check our website for Spring pairings coming soon!
Barrel Tasting: 2011 Zinfandel Featured Wine: 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Paired with Bacon Gouda Bites Barrel Tasting: 2012 Zinfandel Reserve Featured Wine: 2011 Estate Syrah Paired with Grape-Braised Short Ribs with Yukon Whipped Potatoes Barrel Tasting: Oso de Oro Featured Wine: 2012 dry Gewurztraminer Paired with Spinach and Artichoke Fondue Barrel Tasting: 2012 Life of Riley Featured Wine: 2007 Red Lily Tempranillo Paired with Bacon-wrapped Date Stuffed with Marcona Almonds

ent g Wine Ev The Sprin want to miss! you don’t

Purchase your tickets online at “Wine Country the way hould be”- www.applegatewinetrail.com Sunset Magazine

“Wine Country the way

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Experience May at Red LilyVineyards...
Join us for Mother’s Day, where your special lady will enjoy a delicious brunch menu, live music and amazing wines! No reservations required.

Sunday, May 18th is the Spring UnCorked event~enjoy the metal artwork of local artist, Cheryl D. Garcia, live music, food pairings & barrel tastings! Purchase tickets through the Applegate Valley Wine Trail.
11777 Hwy 238 12 miles West of Jacksonville (541) 846.6800 www.redlilyvineyards.com Open Daily 11:00-5:00p.m.

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Bella Pasta Express
Served 11:30 - 4:00, Mon. - Fri. > Monday- Baked Penne > Tuesday- Veggie Lasagna
> Wed.- Macaroni & Cheese
with meat sauce & our 3-cheese blend

$8.50 iNCLuDeS A SALAD, BreAD, & gArLiC BuTTer

> Thurs.- Tri-Colored Tortellini
with cheese sauce

> Friday- Three Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells
with cheesy marinara sauce

Join us for a festive Mother’s Day Brunch with great buffet items like Brandied French Toast, Hickory Smoked Ham, Blueberry Pancakes or Portabella Mushroom Scramble.
includes Champagne, cider, juice & coffee

Mother’ s Day Brunch

ADuLTS, $17.95 • KiDS 6-12, $9.95 uNDer 5, Free > SeNiorS 65 & over, $13.95
if you’d rather celebrate with dinner, choose from pasta, pizza, or a selection from the Special Sheet, such as Wild Alaskan Salmon or Certified Angus Steaks & Prime rib.

C iA o B eLLA , M oM !

Lunch Monday through Saturday > Sunday Brunch > Dinner & Cocktails Nightly 170 W. California St. Jacksonville > bellau.com 541/899-1770

Sunday - May 4th · 1 - 5 pm Music, dancing and spring cheer

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525 Bigham Knoll ∙ Jacksonville, Oregon PHONE: 541-899-1000 ∙ www.thebrewhaus.com

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