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December 2014/January 2015

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Holiday Season!
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Jacksonville Publishing LLC

Whitman & Jo Parker


My View by Whitman Parker, Publisher

t’s hard to believe this is the final issue of 2014…I’m
wondering where the year has gone! I’d like to
wish everyone the happiest of holidays and express
my sincere thanks to our readers, contributors and
advertisers for helping make this our best year ever! As
with every issue, my Production Editor, Andrea Yancey,
and I strive to bring you the best publication possible.
In 2014, we continued improving the publication, renaming it a “lifestyle magazine,” one more fitting for our
mission of spotlighting “real life” in Jacksonville.
In addition to upgrading the quality of our print
issue, our website and Facebook pages also got major
makeovers. Both are now mobile-friendly, allowing you
to follow “everything Jacksonville” on your phone or

Print Layout & Design:
Andrea Yancey

tablet 24/7—you’ll also find information and content
online that’s not in the print issue. Thanks to a greatlyexpanded online reach and increased print circulation,
we’ve become THE Jacksonville news source for the
entire Southern Oregon region…and beyond!
On another “business” note, I’d like to thank you
for your continued support of our local Jacksonville
businesses, restaurants and merchants. Not a day
passes without me “preaching” about the importance of
“shopping local” and it’s gratifying that this important
message is resonating in the community. For another fun
and informative look at what our local shops are offering
this holiday season, catch our 2-page Holiday Gift Guide
and view our updated 2014 Shop Local Video. You’ll
find a link to the video clip on our website and Facebook
page—be sure to share it with your friends and “shop
local” this season (and year-round) in Our Small Town
with Big Atmosphere!

Congratulations to our
New City Councilors!

Photography Intern:
Liam Hensman
Mail: PO Box 1114
Jacksonville, OR 97530
Visit: 220 E. California Street
(next to McCully House)
541-899-9500 Office
541-601-1878 Cell

ABOUT OUR COVER: Gary Hill captured this cover photo last winter
during the annual robin migration at his home just outside of town. He
captured this happy bird as it feasted on a berry-loaded crabapple tree.
The photo was taken with a Canon 40D camera and Canon 75/300 mm
lens, shutter speed 1/400, ISO speed 800, and Aperture f 7.1.

Brad Bennington
City Councilor


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New Video!
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The Unfettered Critic by Paula Block Erdmann & Terry Erdmann
is our mantra every season, but it’s especially important
at this time of year. Why go elsewhere and fight with crowds
of strangers? You can find everything you’re looking for
in holiday gifting right here. The centerfold of this lifestyle
magazine maps out virtually every store in the immediate
area. Let’s go over it together. A drum roll please...
If you haven’t checked out the merchandise at Pico’s
lately, you don’t know what’s in store. When you
stop for a malted at The Candy Shoppe and reach for
something to drink it with, you’re clutching at straws.
Many of the puzzles at Scheffel’s Toys say “3-5 years,”
but it probably won’t take you that long. When you
walk into the Jacksonville Mercantile looking for spices,
you may be asked, ‘Cumin here often?” When you stop
by Cycle Analysis, you’ll see the proprietors peddling
their wares. If you haven’t been shopping for antiques
recently, step into The Barn, Sterling Creek Antiques or
Pickety Place and ask, “What’s new?”
We could go on, but shopping local is no joke—
although it’s lots of fun. Make a day of it. You’ll be
among friends. Many of the shopkeepers live down the
street from you. Drop by Tobiano or the Cotton Broker
or The Jacksonville Company or La Boheme and start a
conversation. The seemingly daunting task of finding
that perfect sweater for your daughter or mother or sister
or niece will float by like a breeze.
Have we wandered too far from our entertainment
theme? Maybe a few famous movie quotes will help sell
our premise:
“Frankly my dear, I don’t give validation. You can park
behind the library.”
“Go ahead. Make my day. Give me that Brighton purse in
the window!”
“I love the smell of Good Bean in the morning!”
You could, of course, drive all over the Valley looking
for similar items, or wander the web to find something
with shipping charges. But those choices sound to us
like a lot of work. We think you’d rather stay and play.
Because, as you already know, All work and no play
makes Jack a dull boy. And Jill, too.
Happy Holidays! Oh—and Shop Local!
Paula and Terry each have long impressive-sounding
resumes implying that they are battle-scarred veterans of life
within the Hollywood studios. They’re now happily relaxed
into Jacksonville.

Once more, with feeling...


t’s one of the most unnerving scenes in cinema
history. A woman sneaks into the room where her
husband has been writing his novel. She peeks at
the sheet of paper in his typewriter and starts reading:
“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” She
reads the next line: “All work and no play makes Jack a
dull boy.” And the next: “All work and no play makes
Jack a dull boy.” All the way down the page. As she
frantically leafs through hundreds of sheets of paper,
she’s overcome by a horrifying reality. Her husband
has been sequestered at this typewriter for months,
and the only words he’s written are “All work and no
play makes Jack a dull boy.” Repeatedly. Thousands of
times. An insane number of times.
Many of you will recall that scene from Stanley

Kubrick’s film rendition of Stephen King’s masterwork,
The Shining. It’s chilling, goose-bump raising, get-me-thehell-out-of-here terrifying. And it creates an image that
you can’t get out of your head.
Well, steel your nerves—because we’re going to recreate that scene right now, right here, in our own way,
right in this column. Are you ready?
The sheet in our typewriter reads:
“Shop Local.”
And the next line:
“Shop Local. Shop Local. Shop Local. Shop Local. Shop
Local. Shop Local. Shop…”
You get the idea. It’s a message well worth repeating.
Our intention, of course, isn’t to terrify you, dear
readers, but to deliver a holiday reminder. “Shop Local”


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2014 Volunteers of the Year!

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We are most fortunate to live in Jacksonville—a community where volunteerism is a way of life.
This year, the Review is honored to name two outstanding citizens as 2014 Volunteers of the Year—
Jeanena Whitewilson and Carolyn Kingsnorth. On any given day, Jacksonville residents and
visitors benefit by their volunteerism and contributions to the community. Please join the Review in
thanking them for helping make Jacksonville a nicer and more enjoyable place to live!
Jeanena Whitewilson—Jeanena is a
passionate volunteer who seems to be
everywhere! She wears many hats serving
as the Vice President of the Jacksonville
Community Center Board, lead
coordinator for the annual Jacksonville
Celebrates the Arts art show and as
co-Chair of the Garden Club’s publicity
committee. Thanks to years of work by
her and others, the Community Center
board recently reached an agreement
with the city to locate the to-be-built
center near City Hall. Jeanena’s work
transforming Sheffel-Thurston Park from
an empty lot into a city park gained
regional praise, as does her ongoing work
maintaining the park. When she’s not
at the park, she can be spotted pitchingin at Cemetery clean-ups, working
alongside others to beautify town. Locals
and visitors will recognize her as a
summertime and Victorian Christmas
trolley narrator, leading guided tours
through the historic core, telling our
town’s history. In October, she pinch-hit
when called upon to serve as a narrator
for the Haunted Trolley Tours, pleasing
sold-out tours with tales of Jacksonville’s
spooky history. Jeanena’s work behind
the scenes as a crew member for Meet the
Pioneers and the Boosters Club Garage
Sale is always invaluable as is her work as
a Home Tour docent and as a volunteer
for the annual Woodlands Hike-a-Thon.
In her spare time, Jeanena works with the
Southern Oregon University archeology
team at local dig sites, sifting through
piles of dirt in-search of buried historic
artifacts! As if that wasn’t enough to keep
her busy, Jeanena has served as a curator
for the “Art in the Windows” displays at
Ray's Market for many years, where she
created interesting displays of local art.
Year-round, every day, Jeneana is a giver!
Read more about Jeanena on page 29.


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Carolyn Kingsnorth—Carolyn is a
self-described “professional volunteer.”
She’s also the major life force behind
Historic Jacksonville, Inc., a volunteer
group dedicated to keeping Jacksonville’s
historic buildings and history alive. For
nearly five years, Carolyn’s passion for
history has kept the historic CC Beekman
House open to the public. Throughout
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the year, Carolyn oversees a team of
well-trained docents that lead tours
and presents reenactments of Beekman
family life. Through her professionallyproduced Beekman House Living History
Tours, Carolyn uses the house as a
living museum to illustrate everything
Victorian—Victorian Music & Literature,
Customs, Travel, Medical Practices,
Hobbies and more interesting topics.
(Find a full schedule of the Victorian
Christmas Beekman House events on
page 6 in this issue.) Carolyn keeps local
history alive, making it interesting and
relevant in her monthly Review column,
“Pioneer Profiles.” She also volunteered
to craft the spooky scripts for this year’s
Haunted Trolley Tours, using her talent
and love of history to create engaging
stories. In addition to writing about
history, Carolyn plays the part, literally,
volunteering as a cast member in Meet the
Pioneers. This year, her portrayal of the
Take California St
stately Pioneer Social Activist Josephine
Lucretia Martin Plymale, was sensational.
In October, Carolyn again served as the
moderator for the City Council Candidate
Forum, doing an excellent job keeping
the discussion moving along! In her spare
time, she also serves as Vice President for
the Southern Oregon Historical Society
and serves on the Craterian Theater board
of directors. At all times, Carolyn serves
as a fine ambassador for Jacksonville!

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Jacksonville’s Victorian Christmas

December 2014/January 2015

Santa’s Mailbox – Send a Letter – Help a Kid!

5:00-7:00pm: Merchant Open House
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
with music, caroling and special
visit from Father Christmas
10:00am: Victorian Christmas Parade
WEEKENDS—DECEMBER 6 & 7, 13 & 14, 20 & 21
Visit Jacksonville during the three weekends before Christmas for fun and
festive events to celebrate the season!
11:00am-3:00pm: Beekman House Holiday Tours and Historic St. Joseph’s
Rectory Open House
11:00am-4:00pm: Visits with Father Christmas at the North Pole (at Historic
Courthouse), and a wonderful Small Treasures Exhibit at Art Presence
(next to Courthouse), opening Reception on Dec. 6 from Noon-3:00pm.
Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides, Carolers, Town Crier and Hot Cider.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2:00PM: Special Chamber Music Concert will
be held by the Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon at the Historic First
Presbyterian Church
11:00am-3:00pm: Beekman House Holiday Tours
11:00am-4:00pm: Small Treasures Exhibit at Art Presence
All events are in downtown Jacksonville
unless otherwise noted.
Victorian Christmas is coordinated by the Jacksonville
Chamber of Commerce. For more information,
541-899-8118 or chamber@jacksonvilleoregon.org

Visit Jacksonvilleoregon.org for info & updates
Please support and thank our major sponsors:
Umpqua Bank, Windemere Van Fleet Real Estate, Burrill Real
Estate, Jacksonville Applegate Rotary, Jacksonville Boosters
Club, Pioneer village, Blue Sky, Jacksonville Review, Jacksonville Chiropractic, Pioneer Financial Planning, Pacific Corp,
Century Link, Scheffel’s Toys, Jacksonville Vision, Dr. Rex
Miller, Jacksonville/Applegate Rotary Club.
Special thanks to our extended community for their support!

Every day through Christmas, kids of all ages are encouraged to mail a letter to
Santa and help another kid in the process. Santa’s Mailbox will be on the porch outside
Eleglance Home Décor at 110 N. 5th Street during normal business hours.
Eleglance owner Carmen Whitlock will transport the letters to the Post Office and
will make a $1 donation for each letter received to the Children’s Advocacy Center to
benefit Jackson County children in-need.

Friends of Jacksonville Library Christmas Book Sale
Jacksonville Friends of the Library will
sponsor a Christmas Book Sale December
6-7. Saturday hours will be 9:00-10:00am,
members pre-sale, 10:00am-4:00pm open
to the public. Sunday open hours will
be from 12:00-4:00pm. While you are

enjoying Victorian Christmas, come into
the Naversen Room of the Library and
look for Christmas presents. Please bring
donations into the library anytime during
open hours, or call Richard Avery at 541
702-2114 if you need a pickup.


Photos: © David Gibb Photography www.dgibbphoto.com

Come get your Gift-Wrapped holiday sweets and support

The Jacksonville Kiwanis Club









Wednesday, November 26th until Christmas
Monday-Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday Noon-4:00pm
Located in the parking lot of the Calvary Church on N. 5th Street
(Across the street from Pony Espresso)
All proceeds from sales are used to benefit local Kiwanis Club
Programs such as Terrific Kids, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts,
South Medford HS Key Club, Baby K Trauma Dolls, College
Scholarships, Student of the Month, Wheel Chair Ramps
For the Needy and Other Community Service Projects
Contact Dave Wilson: 541-899-1934 for more info.

Celebrate Christmas
with us!
St. Andrew’s
Anglican Church
“For unto you is born this day
in the city of David a Savior,
which is Christ the Lord.”
Christmas Eve - 5:30pm
Lessons and Carols
Christmas Day - 10:30am
Holy Communion
541-899-1956 • 305 N. 5th Street

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Jacksonville Garden Club Holiday Greens Sale:
A Feast for the Senses
beautification projects such as the Peter
Britt Garden, the Post Office Garden and
Scheffel-Thurston Park, which contribute
to the quality of life in our town.
The Holiday Greens Sale will be held
this year on Friday, December 5, and
Saturday, December 6,
from 10:00am to 2:00pm
both days, in the alcove
next to the Jacksonville
Post Office (near the
intersection of Oregon
and California Streets).
The Saturday sale will be
open during Jacksonville’s
Victorian Christmas
parade. A variety of table
arrangements, designer
baskets and swags will be available to
decorate your own home or to give as
wonderful gifts to family or friends.
Unique handmade papers and cards
will also be offered. Enjoy the Victorian
holiday spirit in downtown Jacksonville,
support a good cause and brighten your
holidays with lovely natural greens!

Brodie Dental Sponsoring Angel Tree Gift Program

Last year, more than 40 businesses
in Jackson County participated in the
Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Toy Drive
Program that brightened the lives of more
than 800 families here in the Rogue Valley.
Thanks to your generousity, children
in our commuintiy who might have gone
without holiday gifts received them! This
year, please join the Brodie Dental Clinic
by supporting this most worthy cause.
The program is simple: just stop-by
Brodie Dental from 8:00am-5:00pm,
Monday through Thursday and pick-up




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Fresh holiday centerpieces and
arrangements purchased at the
Jacksonville Garden Club’s annual
Holiday Greens Sale bring fragrance,
color and light to our homes during
the dark and chilly winter evenings of
December. Pine, cedar
and holly boughs from
local forests are combined
with colorful bows, cones
and candles in lovely
arrangements to brighten
tables, store counters and
entryways in homes and
businesses throughout the
Jacksonville area. Garden
Club members contribute
their time, energy and
creativity to make holiday baskets, table
arrangements and swags.
Funds raised through the sale support
student scholarships at Rogue Community
College and the Oregon Stewardship.
The students give back to our region
by pursuing studies that enhance our
environment. Funds also help sustain local


an Angel Tree Gift Tag from the holiday
tree in the clinic. Then, just return an
unwrapped gift matching the tag from the
tree to the clinic or the Salvation Army,
where it will be given to a most-deserving
child in our community. Angel Tree Gifts
may be dropped-off at Brodie Dental or
the Salvation Army through December 10.
Brodie Dental 541-899- 8833 is
conveniently located at 305 Shafer Lane,
Jacksonville and the Salvation Army 541-7736965 is located at 304 Beatty Street, Medford.
Photo is of Dr. Scott and Kyleen Brodie.

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Next to the Gas Station

Visit our NEW office in Jacksonville at 935 N. Fifth Street!
Why? “Customized Personal Service,” Easy Access and Lots of Parking!
Free Coffee and Popcorn!
Come see why Applegate Valley Realty has been so successful.

Team Tollefson has sold over $8 million during the
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Nothing will make the music fan on your
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The Britt offices will be closed for the
holidays from December 25-January 2.
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“Best Restaurant” Medford
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Southern Oregon Magazine
One of America’s 50 “Best Retail
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Applegate Valley Realty Expands
with Jacksonville Office
Don and Debbie Tollefson just opened
a new Applegate Valley Realty branch
office in Jacksonville at 935 N. 5th Street,
next to the gas station near the east
entrance to town. Their first office opened
in the Applegate Valley in 2010 in the
former Eve’s Café building and in 2013,
the couple opened their Murphy office,
across from the Hidden Valley Market.
Debbie notes that she and Don decided
to open a new Jacksonville office after
moving their residence to Jacksonville a
few months ago.
“We decided to open an office here
in Jacksonville,” she says, “because this
is now our hometown and it is also the
entrance to the Applegate Valley. We
currently have over 13 listings in the
Applegate Valley, but we have sold
and listed homes and ranches all over

Southern Oregon.” The team specializes
in marketing and selling rural farms,
homes, ranches and vineyards but also lists
and sells plenty of city properties in both
Josephine County and Jackson County.
The AVR team has also grown and now
includes two assistants who are working
towards getting their real estate licenses
in the next month, and experienced
agents working in the Applegate and
Murphy offices. Jacksonville's David
Jesser joined the new office in November.
Debbie adds, “We are currently talking
to other experienced Jacksonville agents
to help round-out our J’ville team. In our
5 years owning and growing Applegate
Valley Realty, we have watched it grow
and are so pleased at the response and
support from the community.”
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Friends and Family at Lock House Hair Salon
For more than 16 years, Sarah
friends…and family! “My sister, Vanessa
Farnsworth and Jill Hamilton have
Farnsworth, relocated from Bend, Oregon
worked side-by-side…and in the process
to transition into the salon and take care
became best friends and business
of Jill’s clientele…she’s a hair stylist &
partners. “We both
esthetician and also
started together back
does color, facial
in 1998 working as
waxing and makeup,”
hostesses at the Bella
Sarah adds. Vanessa
Union Restaurant,
recently completed a
here in Jacksonville,”
2-day training/cutting
Sarah notes.
class with the famed
Back in November,
Masaki Inoue.
2011, Sarah and Jill
Joining the sistersopened the Lock
Farnsworth are Ella
House Hair Salon at
Barnett and Haley
130 S. 3rd Street. This
Hess. In addition
November, Sarah
to offering an array
acquired the business
of hair, facial and
as her own and has
other salon services,
expanded it to include
the group is also
four stylists. Sarah
expanding into
says, “Jill decided to
wedding hair and
leave the salon to teammakeup and is also
up with her husband,
accepting new clients.
Christian Hamilton to
Sarah says, “I'm so
form “Team Hamilton” l-r: Jill Hamilton and Sarah Farnsworth excited to carry on the
at the Windermere Real Estate office in
salon and am so thankful and grateful
Jacksonville. She's very excited about her
for all of the support from our clients
new venture, and I am too!”
and the town!”
Sarah’s journey into solo-ownership
Reach Sarah and her team at Lock House
still includes working alongside close
Salon at 541-778-1834.

News From Britt Hill

by Donna Briggs, Britt President & CEO


t has been a
very busy year
for Britt, and
perhaps that’s
why we feel 2014
flew by so quickly.
We’ve reached new goals and met new
challenges while experiencing another
successful season. And we know none
of that would be possible without our
amazing community support and why we
owe you, our valued friends, a warm and
sincere thank you.
As I have written before, Britt’s longterm financial stability and the strength
and vitality of the community of
Jacksonville are inextricably linked.
Whether you support Britt Festivals
through membership, Business
Partnerships, advertising or the Classical
Annual Fund, your contributions are
making a huge difference. Your support
today plays a crucial role in sustaining
the world-class artistry and innovative
programming at Britt and the expansion of
our community-wide education programs.
You might not have considered this
before, but you can also be an integral
part of Britt Festivals’ future by including
a charitable gift within your overall
estate and planned giving. With a little
planning, you can leave a legacy that
will ensure the art of music on our hill is
available for future generations. Please
consider contributing to our community’s
future by planning for a special kind of
gift. Although ongoing cash contributions
to the Britt Festivals are always needed

and appreciated, there are other creative and
flexible options that can benefit you and the
Britt Experience for generations to come.
We hope you'll consider becoming
a part of the Britt Sequoia Heritage
Program by including a legacy gift to
Britt Festivals in your will or living trust.
Called a charitable bequest, this type of
gift offers these main benefits:
• Simplicity. Just a few sentences in
your will or trust are all that is needed.
• Flexibility. Because you are not
actually making a gift until after your
lifetime, you can change your mind at
any time.
• Versatility. You can structure the
bequest to leave a specific item, real
estate, or amount of money, make the
gift contingent on certain events, or
leave a percentage of your estate to
Britt Festivals. Also, legacy gifts can
be designated to support a specific
program, i.e. Classical Festival,
Education programs, or the pops
concert series, etc.
• Possible Tax Relief. If your estate is
subject to estate tax, your gift may
be entitled to an estate tax charitable
deduction for the gift's full value.
If you are interested in learning more,
contact your attorney or financial advisor.
Or feel free to contact me directly. All
inquiries will remain confidential.
Wishing you and yours a wonderful
Holiday Season!
Comments or questions for Britt Festivals?
Email Donna at ed@brittfest.org. Visit Britt
Festivals at www.brittfest.org.

December 2014/January 2015

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Art Inspires Art in Season 4 Rising Stars

Happy Holidays from
Red LilyVineyards!
Wine is always a perfect gift!
Do your shopping at our tasting room
boutique for unique & local gifts.

That a music competition of this caliber
could happen in a small, historic town
like Jacksonville, Oregon is a testament
to the phenomenal commitment to the
musical arts in the greater Rogue Valley.
This coming February, 2015, twelve of the
most expressive, passionate and talented
local musicians from Southern Oregon
will vie for winning season four of South
Stage Cellars’ Rising Stars competition.
This year’s beneficiary recipient,
LIFEArt, is a logical extension of
supporting the gifted arts that exist right
here in our own community. Local nonprofit LIFEArt, benefits teens of Jackson
County by providing a creative outlet for
expression through art and an alternative
to anxiety, depression, substance abuse
and other high-risk behaviors.
The impact to past winners is
immeasurable. Season one winner,
Jeff Kloetzel, a soulful, solo acoustic
performer, is now one of the preeminent
working artists of the Rogue Valley.
Kloetzel took top honor for the “Best
Local Musician/Singer” for the 2014
Sneak Preview and recently released
his first CD, Long Time Coming. Matt
Hill, proud winner of season two, has
continued to craft his art as a soulful,
original songwriter and acoustic guitar
player with a northwest vibe. This month
he released his first produced music
video, “Over You.” The vocal volcano,

Cee Cee James, won season three with
her blistering voice and old-school blues
lyrics. James doesn’t hold anything
back on stage as she continues to hit the
northwest blues scene with raw force.
Your support this year for season
four will help continue to make this
competition a reality. Your gift says, "I
care about music and local non-profits
who are in great need," and more
importantly, "I believe that Southern
Oregon benefits from the opportunity to
share in this musical experience." We all
have our own musical memories, musical
preferences and tastes, but if music is
meaningful to you and you care about
real needs in our community and you can
make a contribution--please do. Prior RS
seasons raised over $25,000 for three local
non-profits; CASA of Jackson County
who advocates for abused and neglected
children in court, La Clinica who provides
culturally-appropriate, accessible and
affordable health care and the Britt
Institute, that provides quality music
education programs for people of any age
and skill levels.
If you would like to become a sponsor,
make a cash donation, make a gift of
in-kind services or goods or would
like to compete…then it’s your time to
shine! Please contact Porscha Schiller at
porscha111@gmail.com or 541-840-5453.

Save the date for our Ugly Sweater Dance Party!
Saturday, December 20th, 7-10p.m.
Food, wine, DJ, dancing and prizes for ugliest sweater!
$25 for club memebers & $35 for public.
Visit our website for more info & to purchase tickets.
11777 Hwy 238
12 miles West of Jacksonville
(541) 846.6800
Open Thursday-Sunday, 11:00-5:00p.m.

Jeff Kloetzel Releases New CD
“Long Time Coming”

The incredibly popular singersongwriter Jeff Kloetzel has just released
his latest CD, “Long Time Coming!” Fans
will remember that Jeff won the first-ever
Southern Oregon “Rising Stars” music
competition in 2012. He used the prize
of recording time to record this new CD.
He’s also been named in the Sneak Preview
2014 Reader Poll as “Best Local Musician/
Singer,” a most-deserving honor.
With the able assistance of several fine
studio/performing musicians (Bret Levick,
Jeff Pevar, Don Harriss, Jeff Stanley, Bob
Evoniuk, Matthew Kriemelman and
others) from our music-rich Southern
Oregon community, listeners will
appreciate subtle texture, rich spice and
fiery spark to the 12 new tunes. Jeff’s
soulful vocals and rhythmic acoustic

guitar work lead the music through
diverse genres, from modern folk-pop to
soul, country-tinged rock to Americana
and simple singer-songwriter material.
Lyrics speak of love, loss, longing and
loneliness, and also of journeys, jokes and
joy. The arrangements move from fullthrottle band numbers to stripped-down,
mellow acoustic tracks. There’s something
for everyone on this CD.
“Long Time Coming” is available for
$12 at all of Jeff’s gigs and at South Stage
Cellars Tasting Room at 125 S. 3rd Street
in historic downtown Jacksonville. Outof-town orders may be made online at
www.cdbaby.com, as well.
For more information, contact Jeff at 808382-3078, bookjeffk@gmail.com or jeffkloetzel.

Season 4



Proudly Presented By:



South Stage Cellars’ Rising Stars is open to local musicians, of a variety of genres, who are
interested in competing for the top prize while helping raise money for local non-profit, LIFE
Art. Prior season winners have received prizes including: a cash prize, recording time at a
local state-of-the-art recording studio, an interview with Southern Oregon Magazine along with
local recognition. Talented musicians, please send your audio link or video (amateur videos
welcome) entry showcasing your musical talent to porscha111@gmail.com.
LIFE Art gives local teens a creative outlet for expression while struggling with depression,
grief and bullying.


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Jacksonville Review

December 2014/January 2015

State of the Art Presence Art Center
by Hannah West, Southern Oregon Artists Resource



GIFTS for those on your list,

great prices, too TO MAKE IT EASY FOR YOU!

mericans for the Arts (www.
americansforthearts.org) Ten
Reasons to Support the Arts,
Reason #5: “Arts drive tourism. Arts
travelers are ideal tourists, staying longer
and spending more to seek-out authentic
cultural experiences. The U.S. Department
of Commerce reports that the percentage
of international travelers, including
museum visits, on their trip has grown
steadily since 2003 (18 to 24 percent).
The share attending concerts and theater
performances has grown from 14 to 17
percent since 2003.”
We hope you’ve been enjoying Art
Presence Art Center’s "Small Treasures"
exhibit; if you haven’t made it by the
gallery yet, please stop in and consider
giving the gift of art to someone special
this year. All pieces range in size from 4”
x 6” to 10” x 14,” a collection of affordable
one of-a-kind artistic treasures created by
local talent, with artisan jewelry, greeting
cards, ornaments, and more in our new
artists gift shop. Take the artwork you
purchase with you, as new works will
replace them to keep the gallery full of
small treasures throughout the holiday
shopping season. The show continues
through December 28, with a reception
on Saturday, December 6, from Noon
to 3:00pm, following Jacksonville’s
Christmas Parade.

For more creative gift options, visit our
offsite exhibits:
• Deanna St. Martin’s exhibit of
abstract watercolors at the Medford
Main Library continues through
March 2015
• Bill Stanton’s exhibit of impasto oil
paintings continues at Pioneer Village
• Dirk Siedlecki’s exhibit in the display
case at the Jacksonville Library
entrance, with photos and artifacts
related to Jacksonville’s cemetery
and pioneer history, and “Silent City
on the Hill” by Bill Miller, the first
book written and published about
Jacksonville’s cemetery
• Sue Bennett’s show of paintings in
the Jacksonville Library’s Naversen
Room continues
Our next exhibit, “Naked Art,” will
give art enthusiasts a chance to add more
to their collections for less by purchasing
unframed, original art by member
artists. The show opens January 9 and
continues through March 1, with a
reception on Saturday, January 10, from
Noon to 3:00pm.
Schedule our conference room for your
class, workshop or meeting! For more
information and to reserve a date, please
contact Anne at 541-941-7057 or email her
via the contact form on our website, www.

Hannah West is a Jacksonville website designer and art advocate. She
is the creator and editor of the Southern Oregon Artists Resource (www.
soartists.com), serves on the board of Art Presence Art Center, is a core
founding member of the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon and curates the
monthly art exhibits at GoodBean cafe. See some of her art and web design
work at www.hannahwestdesign.com.

ART'clectic Pop-Up Markets

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The ART’clectic Local Artisans group
currently has fourteen participating
members, several of whom are also
members of the Art Presence Gallery
in Jacksonville. This December, the
group will present
their first Victorian
Christmas “Pop-Up”
event on Fridays
from 4:00-8:00pm
and Saturday &
Sundays from
on December 5,6,7,
12,13,14 and 19,20,21
at the IOOF Hall at
175 S. Oregon Street
– located next to
GoodBean Coffee.
Artisans will
be offering an
Oregon” mix of stylish holiday
decorations and gifts, including fine art,
hand-woven textiles, locally-made fine
jewelry, quilts, and more. Many items
are “one-of-a-kind” so be sure to shop
early. Find pictures of some items at http://
eventsARTclectic.blogspot.com or visit the
Art’Clectic Facebook Public Group Page.

The artisans will include: Patrick BesteWatercolorist, Helene Bisnaire-Jeweler,
Roberta Coakley-Vargas-Mixed Media,
Susan Frank-Pastel, Carol Laenen-Textile
Art, Tony Laenen-Watercolor/Acrylic, Vivian
"Toy Cabinet" by Susan Frank

McAleavy-Photographer, Harmony OltmanJeweler, Tom Ommen-Photograper, Lisa St.
Arnold-Furniture, Zoe West-Encaustic Artist,
Char Wirfs-Textile Artist, and Walt Wirfs-Oil
Painter & Graphite Artist.
For more information on this show, please
contact Susan Frank at 541-245-2608 or
susanfrankstudio@gmail.com. See ad next page.

December 2014/January 2015

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Focus on Hanley Farm by

515 Coachman Drive,

Emma Abby, Educational Programs Coordinator

• 6 Bedrooms
• 6 bathrooms
• 5,700SF
• 1.12 Acres

Celebrate History and Holidays
at Hanley House!

Outstanding valley views
overlooking the vineyards,
Gourmet kitchen, luxurious
master suite, 5 car garage


here’s no better way to get
into the holiday spirit than by
taking a tour of the historic
Hanely House Museum! Here, the past
come to life with a fully-furnished and
beautifully-embellished holiday exhibit
of decorations, toys, ornaments, and
clothing from the Southern Oregon
Historical Society’s collection. Each room
is themed in a different era, from the 1870’s
through the 1950’s. This is the most festive
and elaborate yearly display put on in the
Hanley House…it will surely inspire you
for your own tree trimming. Come learn
about the Hanley family and be marveled
by the old-fashioned warmth of the twostory farmhouse and tales of the past.
Three generations of Hanley’s lived in
this beautiful home. Michael and Martha
Hanley, builders of the house who were
two of Jackson County’s earliest settlers,
started holiday traditions that endured
until the 1980s. Today, the home is
preserved in its entirety and provides
a glimpse into life in a bygone age. For
nearly 130 years, the Hanley family
celebrated Christmas with handmade
decorations, heartwarming melodies,
special recipes, and family festivities.
Join us on December 27th from
11:00am- 3:00pm for a chance to see what
Christmas was like in 19th-century, rural

4000 E. Antelope Road,
Eagle Point
• 4 Bedrooms
• 4 bathrooms
• 2,700SF
• 10 Private Acres
• 3 story rock fireplace, wrap
around decking
• Private Master Suite
• Barn, greenhouse, garden
area, gazebo/water feature
• Shop w/a living unit above

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• 3 bed/3.5 bath
• 2600+ sq. ft.
• 10+ acres w/5 irrigated
• Guest cottage
• Hand fitted log joint infra

America. Tours cost $5 per person or $3
for SOHS members.
For more information about Hanley Farm
and upcoming events, please visit us online
at www.hanleyfarm.org or www.sohs.org;
call 541-773-6536 ext. 1002; or check out our
Hanley Farm Facebook page. Hanley Farm,
owned and operated by the Southern Oregon
Historical Society, is located at 1053 Hanley
Road, between Jacksonville and Central Point.


Dixie Hackstedde

Cell: 541.944.3338

News from the Friends of
Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery


Toll Free: 800.888.5706

by Dirk J. Siedlecki, President – FOJHC

s we enter the winter months,
Speaking of volunteers, I would like
our outdoor activities and
to acknowledge one who was always
work slows down, although
there at my side and never looking for
we continue to clean-up the cemetery
recognition. As many of you may know,
grounds, pick-up downed limbs and
my brother Lee and his wife Janet moved
branches and clean-up debris to keep
back to New Mexico to be closer to
the cemetery neat and tidy and safe for
their sons and grandchildren. Lee will
all visitors. We’ll keep the Interpretive
be greatly missed by the FOJHC as he
Panels clean and the Interpretive Center
was instrumental over the last 8 years
open and brochure boxes
in our restoration and
stocked for the many
preservation efforts in the
visitors who visit yearcemetery. In addition, Lee
round. Our first-scheduled
assisted me with several
Community Clean-Up
Restoration Workshops
Day of 2015, will be on
that we conducted
Saturday, March 14, so
around Southern Oregon
please save the date on
and the State, as well as
your calendars. We plan
having repaired markers
on offering our very
in a number of Historic
popular History Saturday
Cemeteries. Lee was
Programs again in 2015,
always ready to lend a
with the first program on
hand when and where
Saturday, May 9 and then
it was needed and took
the second Saturday of each
great satisfaction and
month through September
pride in the work he did.
12. Marker Cleaning and
Lee especially felt great
Workshops will resume on
joy while working on the
Lee and Dirk Siedlecki
Saturday, April 18, 2015,
markers of our Veterans
and continue on the third Saturday of
and the grave sites of the children buried
each month from June through September
in the cemetery. He was always there
19. There is no cleaning or workshop
for our Community Clean-Up Days and
scheduled for May as it conflicts with other helping to setup and clean-up after our
events. Restoration work will resume in
Meet the Pioneers tours. Many of you
the spring as the weather warms-up.
may remember Lee as the bus driver
Thanks to Bill and Debbie Miller, for
and later the bus announcer who went
the proceeds from Bill's book, Silent City
up and down the Cemetery Road tour
on the Hill, and profits from this year's
after tour, briefing our guests on the way
Meet the Pioneers, we will be able to
up, and thanking them for attending on
take-on another substantial project or
the way down. We wish Lee and Janet
two. In January, our Research Committee much happiness and thank Lee for his
will begin work on planning our 10th
numerous contributions to the FOJHC
Anniversary Meet the Pioneers Program,
and the City of Jacksonville. He will be
which will be presented on October 9
missed but his work will be appreciated
and 10, 2015.
for years to come.
It has been another amazing year
I’d like to wish each and every one of
for the Friends of Jacksonville's
you a very Merry Christmas, the Happiest
Historic Cemetery, thanks to our many
of Holidays, and good health, joy and
wonderful and dedicated volunteers and
success in the New Year. We look forward
our generous supporters. We wouldn't
to welcoming you to one or more of our
be able to accomplish all that we have
Cemetery Events and Activities in 2015.
Be sure to visit our website for additional
without their caring and help. Look for
our year-end report in the February, 2015 details and information about all of our Events
and Activities at www.friendsjvillecemetery.org.
Jacksonville Review.

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Medford, OR 97504



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Jacksonville Review

Roots of a Great Cause
by Whitman Parker

Daniel Root


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hen I met Daniel and
Matthew Root early on a
November Saturday morning
to interview them for this piece, I was
immediately impressed with their
demeanor and attitude…these guys
didn’t possess the usual “teenage” vibe
I run across all the time. Instead, I found
myself face-to-face with two young men
who looked me in the eye, answered my
questions directly without attitude and
genuinely seemed to care deeply about
doing good things in their community. By
the end our time together, which included
an on-site visit to Rich Gulch in the
Jacksonville Woodlands, I had a renewed
faith in our younger residents!
Daniel and Matthew Root turn 18 in
early December—they are twin brothers,
both of whom are headed
to college next fall. Both
are seniors at South
High and have been
accepted to Montana
State but are also hopeful
of being accepted at Cal
Poly Institute, where
they want to major in
engineering. The twins
are the sons of Tim and
Anne Root, residents
of Jacksonville and the
owners of Eden Vale
Winery and the Voorhies
Mansion off South Stage
Road. Although one
might expect children
of well-to-do-parents
in this day and age to
relax and take it easier than some of their
peers, Daniel and Matthew are motivated,
energetic, resourceful, and respectful young
men who just completed two improvement
projects for the Jacksonville Woodlands trail
system as part of their Eagle Scout program.
The French Gulch Mine Interpretive
Trail is located in the Jacksonville
Woodlands Rich Gulch historic mining
district that is listed on the National
Register of Historic Places. The
construction of the trail, installation of
the historic mining displays and panels,
and other projects were all undertaken as
Eagle Scout projects beginning in 2008.
The area is said to contain more Eagle
Scout projects per acre than anywhere
else in the region, perhaps the nation.
In 2008, Eagle Scout Christian Mundell
built the exit portion of the French Gulch
Trail. Scout Caleb Rayburn followed by
building a replica of the original Petard
sluice box. Scout Noah Simdorn then
constructed an historic replica of the
Petard family’s mining water cannon,
used to forcefully blast away hillsides to
dislodge gold from rock, dirt and mud.
Following the completion of these three
projects, Scout Mason Sash completed a
set of steep connecting trail steps from
Rich Gulch down into French Gulch.
Those who have hiked this portion of
the Woodlands trail system know the
topography is steep in places and can
pose challenges to even the most skilled
hiker...challenges now reduced thanks to
the work of these fine local Eagle Scouts
and their family members!

Matthew Root
Although the Root twins were busy
planning their projects well-before
breaking ground in early October,
2014, the Root brothers have now since
completed both. Each assisted the other
with their project and received additional
help from over fifteen members of their
thirty-member Boy Scout Troop 17. Much
of the work involved back-breaking
labor including the transport of fencing
material to the work site, as well as
manually hauling railroad ties from a
trailer to the work site.
Daniel’s project involved the
construction of a 250 foot-long split rail
fence that protects the former historic
mining dam from degradation by bikes
and pedestrians. Matthew’s project
involved building a complex retaining
wall made from
railroad ties to support
a steep hillside to
keep it from sliding
down over the set of
stairs built earlier by
Scout Mason Sash.
As mentioned, both
projects required
advance planning work,
including working
with city officials
like Richard Shields
and members of the
Jacksonville Woodlands
Association’s Larry
Smith and Bob Budesa.
When asked about
“real life lessons”
learned on-the-job,
Daniel admitted that he and his brother
were a bit surprised at times by the
slow pace of the city bureaucracy. Other
important life lessons learned involved how
to start a conversation with others, how
to interact with and lead others, and the
importance of speaking directly with and
interacting with people in the community.
The intricacies of successful fundraising
were another lesson learned, as well. All of
these real life lessons certainly help explain
why my initial impression of both young
men was so positive.
Although both deserve praise and
credit, Daniel and Matthew were quick
to point-out that their Eagle Scout
projects were made possible thanks to
the generosity and guidance of others,
including their parents and their Scout
leader, Dave Rayburn. Together, the two
projects cost more than $2600, funded
in-part by a donation of split rail fencing
and a cash donation to purchase railroad
ties by Jacksonville resident Mike Burrill,
Jr. Additional financial donations were
provided by Jacksonville’s Mel Ashland
of Bigham Knoll, Matt Patten of Cutler
Investments, Dentist Rex Miller and
members of the Jacksonville/Applegate
Rotary Club.
One of the easiest ways to reach the
Historic French Gulch Mine Interpretive
Trail is from the Rich Gulch trail head
just above the Britt Pavilion off Fir
Street. You’ll find more remarkable
stories and more information on the
Jacksonville Woodlands Association
online at www.jvwoodlands.org.

December 2014/January 2015


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New Train Depot Envisioned for Engine #1

As reported in June, 2014, Engine #1,
known as the “Tea Kettle,” was recently
returned to Jacksonville after being
purchased by the Jacksonville Heritage
Society, Inc., a local 503 (c) 3. Funding
was made possible by Mel and Brooke
Ashland, owners of the historic Bigham
Knoll Campus. The Ashlands had been
negotiating for over six years with the
Engine’s owner in California to bring her
home. They feel its return will spark a
revival in interest in restoring an important
component of Jacksonville’s local legacy:
the importance of rail transportation.
Shortly before the Engine arrived
back in Jacksonville after a long absence,
volunteers from the Medford Railroad
Club built replica tracks on the Bigham
Knoll Campus where the Engine now
rests. The tracks are in the very right of
way on which Engine #1 traveled between
Jacksonville and Medford, starting on
January 16, 1891. Engine #1, built in 1890,
was the original Engine used by the
Rogue River Valley Rail Road (RRVRR)
that operated passenger and freight
service until the railroad’s dissolution in
1925. The rail line hooked into the original
Oregon & California/Southern Pacific
rail lines. Today, one can view and walk
along the original rail tracks from 1891,
running along “C” Street and in front of
the Visitors’ Center, which was the original
Train Depot. The tracks once ran from
about a mile west of town through the
Bigham Knoll Campus and into Medford.
Today, a collaborative effort is
underway to construct a shelter for the
Engine. A group of students and their
instructors from the Rogue Community
College School of Construction
Technology and Management are
working with local engineers, planners
and other volunteers to construct a “rail
shed,” a protective building which will
house the iconic Engine and protect it
from the elements. Under the umbrella
of the Jacksonville Heritage Society,
on which Brooke Ashland serves as
Chair, the project is being designed

and built by RCC building trades
students. Structural engineering is being
done by Jacksonville’s Mike Thornton
Engineering. Jacksonville’s Mike Burrill,
Jr. of Burrill Construction is donating the
historic beams and trusses that will be used
to replicate the Depot. Based on drawings,
the look of the train shed will be patterned
after typical rail depots built across the
nation during the turn of the last century.
For many years, Rogue Community
College Construction Technology students
have partnered with local organizations
to complete community building projects
using student talent. Some of the student
projects include improvements to the
Bear Creek Greenway, boat docks at local
lakes, and building improvements for the
Girl Scouts, Dunn House, YMCA, and
the College.
Students work on these projects in
groups, as part of their class instructional
time, earning credit toward a Cooperative
Work Experience (CWE) coursework
or a college internship. The project, if
approved by the Jacksonville Planning
Department and the Historic and
Architectural Review Committee
(HARC), will be on a tight schedule
since the concrete foundation must be
poured before the onset of winter. At this
time, building applications have been
submitted and are awaiting approval so
that the project can break ground and be
completed in time for RCC students to
receive their grades.
The Ashlands hope this will serve as
a pilot program for future collaboration
between RCC and the City of Jacksonville.
Brooke Ashland told us, “One of the
problems we had in restoring the 1908
School House was finding qualified labor
that had experience with older structures
and designs. If any of these students
working on the Train Depot project gets
excited about the importance of historic
restoration as a career direction, there
are plenty of projects waiting for them
in Jacksonville. In fact, the Courthouse
comes to mind immediately!”


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Holidays in the Heart of the Applegate Valley


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Jacksonville looking west from Courthouse Cupola ca 1892. SOHS 3492. Peter Britt
Photograph Collection, Southern Oregon University Hannon Library Special Collections.


he horseshoe is one of the
quintessential artifacts of the
American West. Not surprisingly,
horseshoes like the one pictured here
have been found in excavations across
Jacksonville. In honor of long time
Jacksonville resident Lewis Applebaker’s
100th birthday this month, I wanted
to take this opportunity to feature this
important artifact, and the blacksmiths
who made them.
Blacksmiths in the nineteenth
century were an important part of
every western town. The ‘smithy,’ or
the blacksmith shop, was where one
could go for a number of services,
including manufacturing and mending
items associated with agriculture,
transportation, and industry. Lewis’
dad, Joseph Applebaker, moved to
Jacksonville from Wisconsin in the early
1900s, and set-up his blacksmith shop
in an old gristmill he had moved down
from south Third Street to its current
location at Third and D Streets (the
beautiful barn with the hex signs on the
doors). Applebaker’s son recalled his
father forge welding, shoeing horses,
and building wagons and buggies, as
“he was not only a blacksmith he was
also what they called a wheelwright.”
Lewis Applebaker helped his father
in his blacksmith shop throughout the
1920s recalling:
I grew up as a kid in there. And Dad was
shoeing horses and whatnot. There was a
bench there and I set on that bench—I don’t
know if my feet touched the ground or not.
Dad would be welding—making a forge weld.
He turned around to me and said, "Kid, I

want a snowball heat." You know, take it out
and it was just sparkling. And blow harder,
blow, blow, blow….
Blacksmithing continued to be an
important service well into the twentieth
century, although its function within
communities would shift over time as
blacksmithing served industrial more
than individual needs. During the 1930s,
Lewis’s brother, Theron, made $4.50 a day
as a blacksmith at the Opp Quartz Mine
just outside of town. The Applebaker
brothers continued to occupy their
dad’s old blacksmith shop, working as
both mechanics and metal fabricators
throughout the twentieth century.
In the spring of 2010, the City of
Jacksonville and the Oregon Department
of Transportation hit a cluster of
horseshoes while digging a hole to
transplant a small tree during the
installation of the sidewalks along the
north side of C Street. This location proved
to be the site of one of the town’s earliest
blacksmith shops, which was in operation
roughly from 1853-1891. Over 100
horseshoes were pulled from the pit, along
with a near-complete farrier’s tool kit.
Lewis was able to help us identify many
of these tools, as they would have been
similar to those used by his father. When
I asked Lewis what happened to his dad’s
blacksmithing business, he told me:
Dad got old. Dad would go out in that
shop and just putter around out there. The
windows were broke out. It was cold, and he
would bundle up, you know…he was in love
with that old shop. And then, times changed…
people would start driving cars. The horse and
buggy days were over.

These artifacts from the old blacksmith shop on the corner of Fourth and C
Street were part of a farrier's tool kit. From left: A. Rasp File (used to clean
and level the hoof). B. File (also used to clean and level the hoof). C. Fork
(used by a blacksmith for bending rods and bars). D. Buffer (used to cut off
the cinched ends of the nails in order to remove the old shoe). E. Drawing
Knives (used to clean and trim the hoof in preparation for the shoe).

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Chelsea Rose is an historical archaeologist who specializes
in the settlement and development of the American West.
Chelsea and the Southern Oregon University Laboratory of
Anthropology (SOULA) conduct archaeology across Oregon and
have done several projects in Jacksonville. You can reach Chelsea
at rosec@sou.edu and follow SOULA on Facebook/Southern
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December 2014/January 2015

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A Few Minutes with the Mayor

Jacksonville Planning Department News:
Be a Steward of History

A Christmas Holiday Gift to All

by Celeste Dyson, City of Jacksonville Planning Technician

by Paul Becker


is the
Christmas! (Yes, we
can still call it that
despite all who would have it otherwise.)
Christmas is upon us, as well as the end
of another year, and it’s been a very busy
year for this mayor!
As I wanted to do something special
as my gift to the citizens of Jacksonville,
I am offering you the opportunity for a
personal tour of my pet project, the Jewel
of Jacksonville—the historic Courthouse.
You've been hearing or reading about this
historic building ever since the County
GAVE our city this iconic jewel. It belongs
to you... the citizens of Jacksonville.
And so my gift to you is a tour
conducted by yours truly every
Saturday morning during December
between 10:00am and noon—the one
exception being December 6th during
the Victorian Christmas Parade, when
I'll lead the tours every half hour on the
hour from 1:00pm until 3:00pm.
What you’ll see and hear about is
an empty building with substantial
restoration, together with how each area
will be used by the public and the City.
The tour will cover the entire building
and there will be floor plans provided
for everyone to take home.
I hope you all come...I look forward to
seeing you.
And now, as we approach the end
of 2014, I’d like to share the words of
Scrooge's nephew, Fred, from the 1936
I've always looked on Christmas as a good
time... a kind, charitable, forgiving, pleasant
time. It's the only time when people open their
hearts freely. The only time when men and
women seem to realize that all human beings
are really members of the same family and,
being members of the same family, they owe
each other some warmth and solace.
Though it may seem naive, this is how
I see the people who populate our little
town, not only at Christmas, but all year.

We are a community resembling a family.
Each of us comes forth daily espousing
different opinions...different values... but
with one dominant feeling... our love
for where we live. Wherever you go,
whomever you talk to, this is what you
hear—"we love Jacksonville." Rich or less
rich, young or less young, we all share
the same appreciation for this place we
call home. We're a pretty big family...
2800+ of us, but we're also a very special
family and it’s our love for this City that
binds us together.
All of which leads me to say that, if I
could, I would reach out and shake hands
with each of you and personally wish
you a Merry Christmas and the happiest
of New Year’s. And quoting myself in a
previous column, May you share in this
season: “Loving kindness! A warm heart,
and a stretched out hand of tolerance! All the
shining gifts that make peace on earth.”

Historic Courthouse
Tours will be conducted
by Mayor Paul Becker
every Saturday morning
during December between
10:00am and noon.
On December 6th, during
the Victorian Christmas
Parade, tours will be
every half hour on the
hour from 1:00pm until

Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:00pm

Monday - Friday
9:00am - 4:00pm


ontrasting opinions abound
between those who live in
Jacksonville and those who visit
Jacksonville. Working on the front line for
our city, I sometimes hear comments from
property owners that both surprise and
disappoint me. I recently heard a property
owner refer to her historic structures
as “crappy old shacks,” instead of the
quaint and charming cabins that they are
to tourists. This difference in opinion is,
sadly, not uncommon. It reminds me of
that old saying, “You don’t know what
you’ve got ‘til it’s gone;” Individuals
frequently don’t realize the value of
something until it’s too late. Without
humble little cabins and fine Victorianera homes, how are future generations
supposed to realize how greatly times have
changed, or that pioneers were real human
beings who wanted their little piece of
heaven right here in the hills of Jacksonville?
As they say, “The proof is in the pudding,”
and in this case, the “pudding” consists of
our historic landmarks. Only through the
combined efforts of local government and
property owners can Jacksonville remain a
window through time.
The historic buildings of this town
are far from the thousands-of-yearsold spectacles of Europe now, but they
have been built to last and if allowed to
stand, they will become as well-known
and vital to human history. My British
in-laws recently toured Jacksonville and
were in awe of the stick-built homes and
buildings still standing throughout the
area. Every ten feet, the car came to a halt
and pictures were taken of even the most
modest of historic structures. That people
from England, one of the most iconic and
influential countries in the world, are truly
impressed with examples of gold-rush era
architecture, speaks to how that architecture
scores globally. This area is rare, important
and invaluable. If you weren’t already a
believer, let this be your wake-up call. Take
pride in our city and take care of your share
of the city’s history.
The first step towards being a steward
of our history and our community is
understanding what a National Historic
Landmark District (NHLD) is. The
National Register of Historic Places
defines a historic district per U.S. federal
law as: "A geographically-definable area,
urban or rural, possessing a significant
concentration, linkage, or continuity of
sites, buildings, structures, or objects

City Snapshot

541-899-1231 • www.jacksonvilleor.us
Direct #: 541-899-6873
Now located behind Courthouse!
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
& Friday 8:30am-2:00pm
Wednesday: Closed to Public

Submit all applications
& pick-up all permits:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:
Planning Director Available
for Drop-In Consultation:
Monday & Thursday,

CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, December 2, 6:00pm (OCH)
PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, December 10, 6:00pm (OCH)
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, December 16, 6:00pm (OCH)
HARC HEARING OFFICER: Wednesday, December 17, 10:00am (OCH)
HARC: Wednesday, December 24, 6pm (OCH)
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, January 6, 6:00pm (OCH)
PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, January 14, 6:00pm (OCH)
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, January 20, 6:00pm (OCH)
HARC HEARING OFFICER: Wednesday, January 21, 10:00am (OCH)
HARC: Wednesday, January 28, 6pm (OCH)
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

united by past events or aesthetically
by plan or physical development. In
addition, historic districts consist of
contributing and non-contributing
properties. Historic districts possess
a concentration, linkage or continuity
of objects, structures, buildings and
sites usually thematically linked by
architectural style or designer, date of
development, distinctive urban plan, and/
or historic associations."
National Historic Landmarks (NHLs)
are designated by the United States
Secretary of the Interior because they are:
• Sites where events of national
historical significance occurred;
• Places where prominent persons lived
or worked;
• Icons of ideals that shaped the nation;
• Outstanding examples of design or
• Places characterizing a way of life; or
• Archeological sites able to yield
Every property within the City’s
Historic District Boundary must
be surveyed and listed as either
“contributing” to the District or “noncontributing” to the District. There are
688 buildings within our historic district,
but only 24% of these structures have
the required historic integrity to be
considered contributing. If your property
is contributing it means that your
building or structure adds to the historical
integrity or architectural qualities that
make the historic district significant;
and it is because of this that you will
be subject to a review by the Historic
Architectural Review Commission for any
exterior changes to the structure. If your
property is non-contributing it is because
it has been altered substantially from its
original form or it is newer construction.
The Planning Department is a key
resource for property owners. To know
if your property is listed as contributing
to the City’s National Historic Landmark
District, (NHLD) come and see us. If
your property is contributing to the
District, you are eligible for Jacksonville’s
annual Historic Preservation Fund Grant
Program, and you are also eligible for
Oregon´s Special Assessment of Historic
Properties program, which offers a 10-year
"freeze" on assessed value for buildings
that will be significantly but appropriately
rehabilitated and maintained.

In the November 4 General Election,
Jacksonville voters chose 3 new City
Councilors from a field of 5 contenders.
The leading vote-getter was Ken Gregg
with 914 votes, followed by Jim Lewis
with 793 votes and Brad Bennington with
705 votes. Political newcomer Ted Trujillo
finished 4th with 569 votes while former
Mayor Clara Wendt received 554 votes. At
the first city council meeting of the New
Year on January 6, 2015, Gregg, Lewis and
Bennington will be sworn-into office and
seated on the council.
At its November 4, 2014 meeting,
council approved a ground lease for
the Jacksonville Community Center.

The Community Center Board is
led by resident-volunteers Jenenna
Whitewilson and Jerry Ferranato. The
land lease approval paves the way for
the group to continue raising funds for
the construction of a new community
center, to be housed on the same site
as the existing Miller house. The Miller
House is the current location of city
offices, which may relocate to the
historic Courthouse in the coming years.
Speaking for the majority of the council,
Councilor Criss Garcia backed the
concept, saying the move was a defining
moment for the city and a worthwhile
investment in our future.

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

October 17, 2014 to November 16, 2014
Call Type – Total Calls
Alarm - 5
Animal Complaint - 11
Assist - Other Gov't/
Law Enforcement
Agencies - 83
Assist Public - 184
City Ordinance - 7
Civil - 4

Disorderly Conduct - 1
DUII - 1
Fraud - 1
Fugitive - 1
Harassment - 2
Larceny/Theft - 2
Motor Vehicle Crash - 1
Noise - 2

Property Found - 2
Property Lost - 3
Public Safety - 4
Suspicious - 10
Traffic/Roads All - 4
Unsecure Premise - 2

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December 2014/January 2015

Jacksonville Review

What Exactly is a Land Use Planner?

Investing in real estate is one of the most
important decisions you’ll make.
Hiring a real estate broker EDUCATED
in LAND USE ISSUES is one of the
BEST decisions you’ll make.

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by Sandy J. Brown, AICP

ftentimes, when I tell someone
I am a land use planner, they
get a glazed over look as I
try to explain what that means. I’ve
had people ask if I organize parties,
supervise inventory, or organize
people’s schedules. Although I like party
planning, that doesn’t really describe
what a planner is at all.
A land use planner is also sometimes
called a city or regional planner.
Although some people think planners
just tell people what they can or cannot
do with their
land, planners
work to advocate
the best use of a
community’s land
and resources
for residential,
and recreational
based upon the
plan, which lays
out a community’s
goals and policies
regarding land use. Some planners work
on broad, community-wide plans; others
focus on specific issues.
Planners work with elected and
appointed officials, such as mayors and
planning commissioners, to lead the
planning process with the goal of creating
communities of lasting value. Planners
help civic leaders, businesses, and citizens
envision new possibilities and solutions
to community problems.
Following are some typical duties of a
land use planner:
• Meet with public officials,
developers, and the public regarding
development plans and land use
• Gather and analyze economic and
environmental studies, censuses, and
market research data
• Conduct field investigations to
analyze factors affecting land use
• Review site plans submitted by
• Assess the feasibility of proposals and
identify needed changes
• Recommend whether proposals
should be approved or denied based
on applicable regulations
• Present projects to communities,
planning officials, and commissions
• Stay current on zoning or building
codes, environmental regulations,
and other legal issues

Governments use land-use planning
to manage the development of land
within their jurisdictions. In doing so,
the government can plan for the needs
of the community while safeguarding
natural resources. Good planning helps
create communities that offer better
choices for where and how people live.
Planning helps communities to envision
their future. It helps them find the right
balance of new development and essential
services, environmental protection, and
innovative change.

Representation & Tax Preparation

In addition to a formal educational
background, professional planning
certification is available by the American
Planning Association, through the
American Institute of Certified Planners
(AICP). AICP provides leadership in
setting nationwide standards for the
planning profession. To become certified, a
planner must have a specified combination
of relevant education and professional
experience, pass an examination that tests
skills and knowledge, and pay an annual
fee. To maintain membership in the AICP,
a certified planner must earn a specified
number of continuing education credit
hours that include courses in planning law
and ethics every two years.
Very few real estate brokers are also
land use planners, and even fewer have
obtained professional AICP certification.
Since land use is such an essential part of
any real estate transaction, having a real
estate professional proficient in land use
issues can be hugely important to any
successful transaction.
Happy Holidays everyone!
Sandy J. Brown, AICP, lives in Jacksonville
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On Money & More: Charitable Giving For Investors







by Erich & Matt Patten, Cutler Investment Group
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of
foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light,
it was the season of Darkness… Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
All you can take with you is that which is given away. A sign in George Bailey’s office in
the film, It’s a Wonderful Life.


he current economic climate has
been a contrast not unlike that
described by Charles Dickens. The
stock market indexes are near all-time highs,
having climbed unabated from the 2009
lows with the S&P 500 up over 250%. Real
estate prices have, for much of the country,
recovered. Even bonds are at all-time highs,
as the interest they pay is near all-time lows.
The measly interest earned from your
fixed income investments is a nice segue
into the other city that Dickens describes.
Those living off of savings have been
dealing with lower income for five years.
Wages have not recovered, still $2100
(inflation adjusted) lower than 2009, on
average. Unemployment has improved,
but much of that improvement has
been workers permanently exiting the
workforce. Total non-farm payrolls just
recently reached pre-recession levels,
despite population growth of 16 million
Americans since the previous high.
Student loan debt is at all-time highs, while
underemployment of college graduates
hasn’t recovered. Graduates are faced with
an 8.5% unemployment rate, coupled with
a 16.5% underemployment rate.
The contrast of America’s economic
recovery presents an opportunity to
embrace the Season, and use your
investment portfolio to support those
in-need. Today’s investors are broadly
faced with the welcome challenge
of taxable gains on their investment
portfolios. Investors older than 70 ½ with
an Individual Retirement Account (IRA),
are also required by the Internal Revenue
Service (IRS) to withdraw funds annually,
whether desired or not. Both selling a
stock with a gain and withdrawing a
sum from your IRA are taxable events,
but also may present a great opportunity
for tax-efficient charitable giving. Stocks

can be given “in-kind,” meaning that the
capital gain does not get realized when
donated to a qualified non-profit. In this
case, donors can often deduct the full
market value of a security donated, while
they do not pay the capital gains tax from
the sale; a win-win for the donor and the
charity. Required Minimum Distributions
(RMDs) from an IRA may be able to be
donated directly as well, which could
reduce your tax burden. A quick caveat; the
RMD charitable contribution has not yet
been approved by Congress for this year (in
years past this approval has typically been
made in December). Make sure to always
talk with a Certified Public Accountant
to ensure you are eligible and that the
charitable donations are done correctly.
Either of these options are, when applicable,
a great way to for individuals who own
equities to support those in need.
Studies have shown that spending your
savings on experiences, rather than material
possessions, has a greater impact on an
individual’s long-term happiness. The joy
from giving a meaningful gift is definitely
one of these lasting memories, and in this
season of giving, a stock portfolio is a great
tool to accomplish that objective.
On behalf of all of us at Cutler, we’d
like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a
prosperous 2015!
Matthew Patten is CEO and Investment
Portfolio Manager. 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. Erich earned a BS
in Economics from the Wharton School,
University of Pennsylvania, and a Masters in
Public Policy from the University of Chicago.
Both are graduates of Jacksonville Elementary
School and South Medford High School.

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Don’t Be Fooled by Phishing

his is the first of two articles about
phishing and identity theft using
the IRS. “Phishing” is a relatively
new term that describes the practice of
pretending to be someone else, like the IRS,
to obtain money or personal information
from a target. Taxpayers are now routinely
subjected to phishing for information by
criminals impersonating the IRS.
Most recently, criminals have started
using phone calls to intimidate taxpayers.
A taxpayer will receive a telephone call
from someone claiming to be from the
IRS. One client, who received one of these
calls, claimed that the person identified
himself with a badge number and then
was rude, demeaning and threatening. I
imagine that the criminals think that the
IRS would treat taxpayers that way. The
caller said that a bench warrant had been
issued for the taxpayer's husband for tax
fraud. The taxpayer was frightened even
though she knew it could not be true.
To combat this kind of criminal activity,
it is important to have information.
First, in the current situation of funding
cuts and retirements at the IRS, a
representative like myself, who has
important business, will wait on hold up
to an hour to speak to someone at the IRS.
Who at the IRS would have time to call
random taxpayers? Second, some people
do get calls from IRS agents. Those people
will know to expect calls because they
have received many letters about a debt or
issue and it is big, probably over $50,000.
To be truthful, the IRS does not have the
resources to call about smaller issues.

So, if you get a call from the "IRS" and
you have filed your tax returns, paid your
taxes and have no audit issues, then it
is a criminal calling. Just hang up. Or if
you want to waste their time and prevent
them from harassing someone else for a
few minutes, let them make their pitch…
I warn you that it will be unpleasant and
frightening. Whatever you do, do not give
any information to them.
The other phishing ploy that criminals
use is the email scam which claims that
there is an unclaimed refund for waiting
for you. As I have said in this space before,
the IRS will never send you an email.
Again, the IRS will never, NEVER, N E V E
R send an email to a taxpayer. If you get an
email from the "IRS" (and they look very
real) it is a fake and a scam. Delete it.
In all of the phishing schemes, the
criminals play on greed or fear to
get taxpayers to give them personal
information or money. Don't be a victim.
If you have no reason to hear from the
IRS, hang up the telephone. If the IRS
wants to contact you, you will get a letter
from them. Some of those letters will be
about identity theft. The next article will
discuss that issue.
The fine print: This article is for
information only. Please see your tax
professional for questions about your
individual tax situation.
The Jacksonville Tax Lady is located in
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ince the financial crash of
2007, Southern Oregon has
suffered high unemployment
and little growth; but that all seems to
be changing. We have been watching
quietly as new homes are being built,
businesses continue to move-in and acres
and acres of grapes are planted.
Home Building and Commercial
Development—There are currently 109
new homes for sale
and 68 new homes
pending in the valley.
They range from
$179,000 in Medford,
Rogue River and White
City, to $895,000 on
Ashland Creek road in
Ashland. Even our small
town of Jacksonville
has 16 homes under
That’s just the
beginning of what’s
to come with some
large developments
already approved with some construction
underway. Stewart Meadows Village,
which sits between Highway 99 and
Myers Lane and between Garfield and
Stewart, just broken ground on 79 acres
with 190 homes and retail. Sky Park
received final approval and will consist
of 26 residential units above the cityowned parking lot at 206 Central. The
Cedar Links development on the former
Cedar Links Golf Couse has already seen
a 5.5 acre park being built by the City of
Medford with the rest being developed
as residential and retail. Just outside
Jacksonville’s city limits, the old dump is
currently being developed into 2.5 and 5
acre residential lots.
On the commercial side, 18 acres
called the “Southeast Village Center”
on North Phoenix and Barnett Road is
in the final stages of approval with the
Medford planning commission. Also, in
final approval with the Bureau of Indian
Affairs, is a 2.42 acre Coquille Indian tribe
$26 million casino which will be located
on Highway 99 at the former site of Roxy
Ann Lanes and Kim's Restaurant.
In downtown Medford, on the heels of
the new multi-story, One West, County
Health and Lithia buildings, we’re about
to see a 47,000 square foot multi-story
police station being built. Speaking
of Lithia, they have built four new
dealerships on Highway 62 past Costco
for Nissan, Honda, VW and BMW. And
speaking of Costco, they are in talks with
the city of Medford to build a new larger
and more conveniently located store next

to Traders Joe’s and REI. Lastly, it’s true;
“In and Out Burger” is coming to the
Rogue Valley Mall.
If all of this is not enough, Medford,
faced with the prospect of running-out
of buildable land in the near future,
is seeking approval from the state to
add another 1,650 acres to its urban
growth boundary to help accommodate
15,000 new homes and enough land for

commercial development. City officials
are trying to figure-out how much land
they need to handle anticipated growth
over the next 20 years as the population
increases from 76,000 to a projected
115,000, more than a 50% increase.
Vineyards and Wineries
There are currently 47 wineries
listed on the Southern Oregon Winery
Association’s website with more slated
to open in Jacksonville, Ashland and the
Applegate Valley.
We're all enjoying a wave of new
winery openings such as DANCIN,
Kriselle Cellars, 2 Hawk, Red Lily and
Bella Fiore, and the wine industry
seems to just be getting started. Pallet
Wine, who makes wine for over 20
clients including Harry & David,
Irvine Vineyards and Grizzly Peak,
is expanding by 10,000 square feet to
handle growth as vineyards pop-up
all over Southern Oregon. You don’t
have to drive far to see the hundreds
and hundreds of acres of new grapes
being planted on Carpenter Hill, North
Applegate Road and at DANCIN off of
South Stage.
So next time you're driving around, try
counting all of the new homes being built,
and if you’re lucky enough to be driving
through the countryside, take notice of
those growing vineyard acres, as well!
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.

Thank you!
I want to thank the
community for its
continued confidence
in me.

–EST. 1980–

Slagle Creek wines have consistently earned top honors in such regional and international competitions
as the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, Newport
Seafood and Wine Festival, Lone Star International Wine Competition. Recently we became Multi-Award
winners in Savor the Northwest Wine Awards and Multi-Award winners at the World of Wine Competition.
New Wines released this year are our new 2011 Syrah, and 2011 Port, made from the Syrah grape.
Our new Claret just won a Silver Medal at the Southern Oregon World of Wine along with the 2011 Port.
Wines sell out quickly, so check our website often for our current wine selection.


December 2014/January 2015

(541) 846-6176

I am honored to
serve another term.

Jim Lewis

Jacksonville City Councilor

December 2014/January 2015

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Dec 2014/Jan 2015 Events Calender • More at JacksonvilleReview.com
Jacksonville Art Events
Dec 2014–Jan 2015!

Small Treasures!
Art Presence Art Center!

Now–Dec 28: Members and
local guest artists offer
small works perfect for giftgiving! Take artwork home
when purchased and it will
be replaced with more
artwork to keep the gallery
full of small treasures.!
Artist reception after the
J’ville Christmas Parade, !
Sat, Dec 8 from 12-3pm!!

Christmas in Jacksonville
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No Matts ~ No Frames ~ Great Deals! !

Art enthusiasts ~ This is your chance to add to your
collection for less! Our next exhibit, Naked Art, opens
January 9 with a reception on Saturday, January 10 from
noon–4pm. The show continues through March 1.!

December Art Presence Curated Exhibits:!
Pioneer Village!
Now–Dec 10:!
Oil paintings by Bill Stanton!
Medford Library:!
Now–March 2015:!
Abstract watercolors by!
Deanna St. Martin!
Jacksonville Library:!
Naversen Room!
Art Presence Art Center!
Now–Dec 17:
! Oil Paintings by Sue Bennett
Photo by Tom Glassman!
Front Entrance Display! !
Now–Dec 18: Photos and artifacts about Jacksonville’s
cemetery and pioneer history, including “Silent City on
the Hill” by Bill Miller, the first book on our cemetery. !
Art Presence Art Center is a nonprofit organization
located at 206 North Fifth Street. Gallery open every
Friday–Sunday from 11am–5pm. art-presence.org!
GoodBean Coffee!
Dec 1–31: Angels Group Show!

Our second annual Angels show
presents angels interpreted by new &
returning local artists! Angel Artist
reception Friday, Dec. 12 from 4–7pm.!

Jan 1–31: Nick Kanta!

Karen O’Brien

Local photographer’s colorful nature
! images promise us a welcome visual!
break from the winter “greys!”!
165 South Oregon St. 541-899-8740!

South Stage Cellars!
Nov 8–Jan 8: REPRISE!

A collection of small works by
this year’s artists: Anne Brooke,
Steven Addington, David
Landry, Joan Schuler, Pegi Smith,
and Steve & Sue Bennett. Meet
all the artists at a reception on
Sat., Dec. 13th from 4–7:30pm,
with live music & complimentary
appetizers. This is a free event!
125 South Third St. ~ 541-899-9120 !

Autumn Aspen
Sue Bennett

Art’Clectic, a group of 12 local artists and artisans,
offer their work during a holiday art sale at Food &
Friends, 174 S. Oregon St., each December weekend.
More info: eventsartclectic.blogspot.com!

More at: www.soartists.com/calendar.html!
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• Last Tuesday of the month, 11:00am-Noon: Live
Music at Food & Friends. Meals $2.75
for Seniors 60 and over. S. Oregon Street next to
GoodBean. Call 541-899-7492 for information.
• Until December 28: "small treasures"
show at art presence art center.
See article on page 10.
• Weekends, November 28-December 21, 10:00am4:00pm: english lavender farm barn
store open. 8040 Thompson Creek Road,
Applegate. See article and ad on page 26.
• Saturday, November 29, 11:00am-3:00pm:
Holidays at Hanley farm.
See article on page 11.
• Saturday, November 29, 5:00-7:00pm: MERCHANT
OPEN HOUSE. Downtown Jacksonville. See
Victorian Christmas Celebration schedule on page 6.
• Saturday, November 29, 5:30pm: christmas
tree lighting ceremony. At Jacksonville
Trolley Stop. See Victorian Christmas Celebration
schedule on page 6.
• Friday & Saturday, December 5 & 6, 10:00am-2:00pm:
jacksonville garden club holiday
greens sale. See article and ad on page 7.
• Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, December 5-21:
art'clectic artisans market. 175 S.
Oregon Street. See article on page 10 and ad page 11.
• Weekends, December 6-28: JACKSONVILLE'S
Downtown Jacksonville, Beekman House and
Historic St. Joseph's Rectory. See schedules on page 6.

• Saturday, December 6, 10:00am: victorian
christmas parade. See schedule on page 6.
• Saturdays in December, 10:00am-Noon: mayor's
tour of historic courthouse. Dec. 6
only, every half hour from 1:00-3:00pm.
See Mayor's column on page 15.
• Saturday, December 6, 12:noon-3:00pm: "small
treasures" reception at art
presence art center. See article on page 10.
• Friday, December 12, 10:00am-2:00pm: aaa
holiday open house. 1777 E Barnett Ave,
Medford. See article on page 29.
• Friday, December 12, 7:00pm: movie night at
old city hall, "The Man Who Came to Dinner."
See article this page.
• Sunday, December 14: schmidt family
vineyard holiday open house. 330
Kubli Road, Grants Pass. See ad on page 12.
• Saturday, December 20, 7:00-10:00pm: ugly
sweater dance party. Red Lily Vineyards,
11777 Hwy 238. See ad on page 9.
• Saturday, December 27, 11:00am-3:00pm:
christmas tour of hanley farm.
See article on page 11.
• January 9-March 1: "naked art" show at
art presence art center. Reception
Saturday, January 10, Noon-3:00pm. See article on page 10.
• Friday, January 16, 7:00pm: movie night at
old city hall, "Modern Times"
See article this page.

December & January Movie Nights at Old City Hall
December’s film, The Man
Who Came to Dinner, is THE
perfect holiday film… and
what a cast. Bette Davis, Ann
Sheridan, Jimmy Durante and
Monte Woolley headline as some
of the best supporting actors in
screen history! Imagine a man,
a celebrity, one who’s nasty and
difficult to be around comes to
your house for dinner… and
never leaves. This scenario is
ripe for comedy and fills the bill as one of the brightest
and intelligent comedies ever written.
Several of the characters in this plot are based upon
real people. I’ll be discussing this and giving my insights
concerning the cast. The Man Who Came to Dinner will
screen at Old City Hall at 7:00pm on Friday, December
12th. Doors will open at 6:30pm.
January’s film, Modern Times, is also a comedy… but
one with a dagger pointed straight into the heart of our
industrial society. Only Charlie Chaplin could play a

soul, who’s struggling to live free in a machine
age that is binding him to endless repetition, in
a job where workers are reduced to machines.
This is Chaplin’s first sound film and, in my
opinion, his finest. However, though he uses
sound, we never hear his voice. Somehow, this
heightens the emotion of what we are watching.
Coincidentally, Chaplin composed all of the
music for Modern Times.
Chaplin’s co-star is a young Paulette Goddard
who we recently
spotlighted in
a film with Bob Hope.
Chaplin and Goddard
worked so well together
that they married when
the film “wrapped.”
Modern Times will
screen at Old City Hall
on Friday, January 16th,
at 7:00pm. Doors will
open at 6:30pm.


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Performing Arts in the Rogue Valley by Lee Greene

Siskiyou Singers
Music in December, January and early February
• SOU Wind Ensemble Woodwinds Concert—
Woodwind works from musical styles of the 20th
Century. Dec. 4, 7:30pm, SOU Music Recital Hall,
Ashland. 541-552-6348.
• Rogue Valley Chorale “Christmas Around the
World”—Celebrate the “season of giving” with a
multi-cultural extravaganza in story and song. Dec
5, 7:30pm and Dec. 7, 3:00pm at Craterian Theater,
Medford. 541-779-3000
• SOU Percussion Ensembles “Contact” Concert—An
exciting and energizing concert by community favorites,
the SOU Percussion Ensembles. Dec. 5, 7:30pm, SOU
Music Recital Hall, Ashland. 541-552-6348.
• Siskiyou Violins Providence Hospital Festival of
Trees Annual Benefit—Dec. 6, 6:30pm, Medford
Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Hwy, Medford. This year’s
benefit is to support a new interventional recovery
unit at Providence Medford Medical Center. Pay
admission at door.
• Jefferson State Choral Coalition December
Concert­—Jefferson State Choral Coalition is a
diverse group of people singing an irresistible
variety of American popular music. Dec. 6, 7:30pm at
Grants Pass Performing Arts Center. 541-552-6348.
• 3 Rivers Chorale “What Sweeter Music” Concert—
Songs of peace and beauty for the Christmas season.
Dec. 7, 7:00pm at Newman United Methodist Church,
132 NE “B” Street, Grants Pass. Tickets at Oregon
Books at 150 NE “E” Street, Grants Pass or at the door.
• SOU Chamber Choir & SOU Concert Choir
Holiday Season Choir Concert—Dec. 7, 7:30pm
at SOU Music Recital Hall, Ashland.541-552-6348,
or in person at the box office in the lobby of the
SOU Music Recital Hall on South Mountain Ave in
Ashland, OR.
• Siskiyou Singers Christmas Oratorio Concert—
Parts 1 & 2 of J.S. Bach’s magnificent Christmas
Oratorio plus enchanting holiday choral favorites.
Dec. 12 & 13, 7:30pm and Dec. 14, 3:00pm at SOU
Music Recital Hall, Ashland. 541-482-5290.
• Rogue Valley Symphony and Southern Oregon
Repertory Singers "Handel’s Messiah"—Dec
12, 7:30pm at Parkway Christian Center, Grants
Pass, Dec. 13, 7:30pm at First Presbyterian Church,
Medford, and Dec. 16, 7:30pm at SOU Music Recital
Hall, Ashland. 541-552-6398.

• The Undertones A Cappella performance—The
Undertones are Northwestern University’s nationally
and internationally touring a cappella group. Dec. 14,
3:00pm at Craterian Theater. 541-779-3000.
• Southern Oregon Repertory Singers The Holly
and the Ivy Concert—A Carol Concert celebrating
music from around the world including traditional
and newly-composed carols from England, Ireland,
France, Africa, and America with Special Guest,
North Medford H. S. Chamber Choir. Dec 20,
7:30pm and Dec. 21, 3:00pm at SOU Music Recital
Hall, Ashland. 541-552-0900.
• Jefferson State Choral Coalition Winter Concert—
Community members from all walks of life, from
professional musicians to first-timers, working side
by side to study and perform the abundance of styles
that make up the music of America. Jan. 3, 7:30 pm at
SOU Music Recital Hall, Ashland. 541-552-6348.
• Jefferson Baroque Orchestra “The Turning of the
Year” Winter Season Concert—JBO welcomes 2015
with music that celebrates the mysteries of this chilly
season, including songs from Shakespeare's Love's
Labour Lost, and the 1st US performance of English
composer Brian Collins’ contemporary setting of the
dramatic Coventry Carol. Jan. 3, 7:00pm at Newman
United Methodist Church, Grants Pass and Jan. 4,
3:00pm at First United Methodist Church, Ashland.
For tickets: use mail-in order form available online at
• Next Stage Repertory Company "Like A Rolling
Stone"—A musical tribute to Bob Dylan. Jan. 8 & 9,
7:30pm, Jan. 10, 3:00pm at Craterian Theater.
• Chamber Music Concerts Tesla String Quartet—
Winner of the Gold Medal at the 2012 Fischoff
National Chamber Music Competition and one of
the most promising young ensembles. SOU Music
Recital Hall, Ashland. Jan. 9, 7:30pm. 541-552-6154.
• Rock and Roll Decades Hit Songs of the 50’s, 60’s
and 70’s—Featuring FIVE great Broadway and Rock
& Roll singers. Jan. 11, 7:30pm at Craterian Theater.
• Rogue Valley Symphony Masterworks Series III
Concert—Second concert of the season with pianist
Jeffrey Biegel, considered one of the great pianists
of our time. Hear Grieg’s Piano Concerto with the
Symphony, Adams’s The Chairman Dances; Foxtrot

for Orchestra and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade.
Jan. 16, 7:30pm at SOU Music Recital Hall, Ashland;
Jan. 17, 7:30pm at Craterian Theater, Medford; Jan.
18, 3:00pm at Grants Pass Performing Arts Center,
Grants Pass. 541-552-6398.
• Jackson County Community Concerts Assoc. Those
Were the Days Concert—With iconic folk music
songwriter and performer, William Florian, former
lead singer of The New Christy Minstrels. Music
of the ‘60s, and more in a laid-back style. North
Medford H.S. Auditorium. 541-734-4116.
• Chamber Music Concerts Trio Valtorna—Bringing
together 3 internationally recognized artists, violinist
Ida Kavafian, French horn player extraordinaire David
Jolley, and pianist Gilles Vonsattel. Jan. 30, 7:30pm at
SOU Music Recital Hall, Ashland. 541-552-6154.
• Jesse Cook Guitar Concert—One of the most significant
and powerful forces in “nuevo flamenco” music. Feb.1,
7:30pm at Craterian Theater. 541-779-3000.
• Tutunov Piano Series Concert III Piano Concert—A
special Valentine’s piano duo performed by Ivona
Kaminska and Christopher Bowlby of works by
Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Debussy, Junkinsmith and
Milhaud. Feb. 6, 7:30pm at SOU Music Recital Hall,
Ashland. 541-552-6348.
Theater in December, January and early February
• Fiddler on the Roof—Camelot Theater, 101 Talent
Avenue, Talent 541-535-5250
• It’s a Wonderful Life—Randall Theatre Company,
10 3rd St., Ashland. 541-632-3258
• A Christmas Carol—Craterian Theater, Medford
• A Celtic Christmas—Craterian Theater, Medford.
Now in its 17th year, this magical show features
award-winning musicians, world champion Irish
dancers and accomplished vocalists who recreate
Christmas Eve in a 1940s West Ireland farmhouse.
• Spotlight on Roy Orbison—Camelot Theater, 101
Talent Avenue, Talent 541-535-5250 Jan. 15 - 25
• RAIN; A tribute to the Beatles—Craterian Theater,
Medford Jan. 23, 7:30pm 541-779-3000.
• The Mystery of Irma Vep—Randall Theatre
Company, 10 3rd St., Ashland. 541-632-3258.

Lee Greene was born & raised in a NJ family where the radio was
constantly on and tuned to classical station WQXR (which is now
always on in his Jacksonville home thanks to the miracle of the Internet).
Lee is now a retired attorney, runs a computer support business, serves
as Technical Director for Medford's Westminster Presbyterian Church,
and has served on the boards of Rogue Opera & Siskiyou Violins.
Contact him at leegreene@gmail.com.

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Making Your House Your Home

by Carmen Whitlock, Eléglance Home Decor



110 N. 5th Jacksonville 541-702-2170 www.eleglance.net

'Tis the Season for Giving
155 North 3rd Street

Photo: Sarah Cabalka

just spent
almost a
month in France and
Italy, I can definitely
say that I have a
new appreciation for
opulent decorating
and also for simple
decorating. Sounds
confusing, doesn’t it?
Let me explain.
The beauty and magnificence of the
many gorgeous, over-the-top castles,
palaces, churches, duomos, sculptures,
fountains, mosaic floors, marble columns
and chandeliers that
we enjoyed seeing
can become a bit
overwhelming on a
day-to-day basis in one’s
home. As elaborate and
beautiful as they are,
most people would
select a simpler and
more affordable style of
decorating with less fuss
and less maintenance
within their homes.
This time of the year,
however, even the simplest of styles can
be embellished with Christmas décor and
not seem out of place.
Whether your look is traditional (warm
and cozy) woodsy (neutral browns,
muted greens and creams) a more
glamourous look (shiny, mirrored items)
a colorful whimsical look (bright pinks,
greens and blues) or one of many other
ideas for decorating to fit your personality
and lifestyle; this holiday season, I
recommend being consistent.
A consistent look within a space is a
very important factor in making your
decorating a success. Can’t decide on
a look? You love them all? I suggest
choosing a different room or area for each
different look instead of jumbling them all
together in the same area.
If your dining area and living spaces

open to your kitchen area, keep these
spaces somewhat color coordinated.
You will have a much more cohesive,
calming and put-together feel if you
choose one look or color scheme. That
doesn’t mean it has to be boring and all
“matchy- matchy.” Introduce different
ribbons, ornaments, objects or garland on
your dining room table and something
different on your fireplace mantle and
your kitchen area that coordinates with
your Christmas tree as long as they are
in the same “family” of color or feel. Try
to avoid doing your kitchen in a bright
turquoise blue and lime green and your
dining table in a muted red and green
theme if your
Christmas tree is
done in a silver
and gold theme.
Get the idea?
Consistency will
make a huge
WOW factor and
you will be more
pleased with your
finished results.
If you don’t do
a lot of decorating
and prefer a
simpler style, that’s okay, too…just
be consistent with it. One well-placed
and planned-out area will make more
of a statement than many areas with a
combination of “stuff” thrown into them.
If you choose to go as opulent as those
palaces I saw in Europe, go for it! This
is the time of the year when “too much”
really isn’t too much!
Most of all, enjoy your family and friends
this Christmas season and if we can help
you to “make your house your Holiday
Home,” please visit us or give us a call.
Merry Christmas from all of us at
Eleglance Home Décor in Jacksoville!
Carmen Whitlock is an Interior Designer
and owner of Eleglance Home Decor located
at 110 N. 5th street in Jacksonville. Contact
her at 541-702-2170 or eleglance@charter.net.
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Juvenile Detention,
pictures to look at,
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objects to identify,
Home, Community
colors to name,
Health Centers,
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Advocacy Center,
words to hear, the
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and Gail Lamy
Give a preschooler
the community by
a book and he follows the story eagerly,
pointing out details in the pictures,
anticipating what happens next,
identifying with the characters and
wanting to “read” more and more books.
Give an older child a book and watch
her immerse herself in the plot and
characters, galloping through the first
“Harry Potter,” discovering “The Mouse
and the Motorcycle,” or exploring the past
and the future through history, science
fiction, and nonfiction.
YOU can make a difference in the life of
a child. YOU can improve the likelihood
that a young one will arrive at school
ready to read and ready to learn or that
an older child will become a better reader,
leading to success in school and in life.
Donate a new or gently used children’s
book to the Storytelling Guild’s Pass the
Book program. Collection crates will be
available through the month of January
at all 15 Jackson County Libraries.

providing opportunities for children to
be exposed to the magic of books and
the joy of reading. “Pass the Book” is just
one of their programs. They also present
an annual “Book Walk” fashion show of
books to 3rd-graders, present a weekly
preschool storytime at the Medford
Library Wednesdays at 11:30am.,
sponsor a free show at the Craterian
each January, provide 24 hour access to
Dial-a-Story at 541-774-6439 in English
and Spanish, and provide a scholarship
to an RCC student passionate about
early literacy and/or early childhood
education. The Storytelling Guild is
best known for the annual Children’s
Festival. Planning has already begun for
the 49th Children’s Festival at the Britt
Grounds in Jacksonville on July 11, 12,
and 13, 2015. More information about the
Storytelling Guild is available at www.
storytellingguild.org or contact Anne Billeter
at annebilleteroregon@gmail.com.

December 2014/January 2015

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A Cup of Conversation
by Michael Kell

“I bring you good news which shall bring
great joy to all people…”


ary wasn’t dreaming when
the words hit the womanchild like a thunderbolt. She
could not be pregnant because she had
never been with a boy that way. The only
thing more surreal than the idea of being
with child was the angelic being telling
her so. Crazy and impossible but she
somehow knew the holy declaration was
as the angel said. How would she tell her
parents or even look in the eyes of her
betrothed? The young man whom she
was to marry would never understand.
She winced at the sure to be heartbroken
look on his face. The
idea of bringing shame
upon her family and the
condemning reaction of
people in her village was
overwhelming. Suddenly,
panic gripped her like
a vice but fled just as
quickly when she recalled
what the angel Gabriel
had spoken. Do not be
afraid, Mary, for you have
found favor with God. And
behold, you will conceive
in your womb and bring
forth a son and he will be
very great, the son of the Most High… The
teenager believed the Lord she loved so
much would never place such a burden
on her without providing the strength to
handle whatever was coming her way.
The young man thought he woke
in a sweat then felt weak in the knees
as nausea started to rise up from his
bowels until he realized he was still
dreaming. This couldn’t be happening.
The messenger of God was calm but
spoke with undeniable holy authority
confirming the truth of what his beloved
Mary had said…and what was now expected
of him. He had wondered how Mary could
ever think he’d believe her and now he
knew. When she first told him the power
of the Holy Spirit would overshadow her
and she would miraculously conceive a
son and this Holy child would be the Son
of God, the promised Messiah, Joseph
turned his back on her. He left the girl
in tears…but he was in shock! He loved
her deeply but…really? He wouldn’t
allow himself to dwell on the pain and
humiliation she and her family would
experience. Joseph hurt more from
the thought of her ruination than his
own broken heart but there was just no
escaping the reality of what she had done.
People were strictly religious in their
village and could be very cruel. Joseph
bemoaned man’s capacity to misrepresent
the heart of God. He had decided to end
the engagement quietly to not shame her

publicly. Her family would certainly send
her away before any one discovered the
truth was the last thought to run through
his mind before he fell off to sleep. When
the young man awoke, he knew exactly
what he had to do.
The bloated and self-indulgent King
Herod groaned at what his advisers were
telling him. He despised them. They were
phonies, he thought. Religious posers and
professed scholars of the Law who would
say and do anything to keep their position
as would he. Life was manageable
until the three strangers from the east,
dignitaries of substantial
means, came looking
for the promised King
of kings. How would
they know about this
anyway? None of them
worshiped the God
of the Jews. Herod
didn’t either and he
was the king of Israel…
but that wasn’t the
point. When Roman
occupiers marched
on Jerusalem, they
usurped his authority
and relegated him to
nothing more than a figure head. Caesar
Augustus declared a census for every man
to return to his place of birth in order to
be counted…and taxed. But what did
he care? Rome needed Herod to keep
the peace and he would be kept in the
standards of luxury he was accustomed. A
prophesy from the ancient holy scriptures
about a coming King, a promised Messiah
delivering all people from bondage, was
deeply disturbing to Herod. This could
change everything even end his royal
bloodline. A King of kings to be born in
a specific place at a specific time soon,
very soon, frightened him to death. Herod
was sure the strangers would report
back if they found evidence of the birth
of this so-called King. He told them that
he too wanted to worship the new born
King. Herod the Great was a great liar, it
was his special gift. When the strangers
did not return, he seethed in contempt
knowing they outwitted him…maybe they
really were wise men after all, he mused.
Herod closed his rheumy, bloodshot
eyes and when they opened he turned to
his royal court lawyers with a chilling,
evil stare. His edict to slaughter every
male child in the area of Bethlehem two
years of age and under pierced even their
corrupt and calloused hearts.
The three men of wisdom, position and
learning, all from distant lands, found
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Jacksonville Review

The Literary Gardender by Rhonda Nowak


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The Art and Science of Seeds

y flower seeds arrived
in the mail the other
day—all 102 packets.
Was my purchase overly exuberant?
I suppose, but who can blame me
with names like ‘Madonna Snow’ anemone, ‘Santa Cruz
Sunset’ begonia, and ‘Chocolate Symphony’ coleus?
Besides, the pictures of colorful foliage on the envelopes
turn me into the quintessential gardening optimist.
I know exactly what Thomas Cooper, past editor of
Horticulture Magazine, meant by, “A garden is never so
good as it will be next year.”
It’s fascinating to me that a tiny seed—perhaps no
bigger than the head of a needle—is a container for
the genetic material it needs to become a thriving,
mature plant. Indeed, seeds encapsulate the artistry and
symmetry of nature.
But then seeds have long enthralled plant enthusiasts. As
19th century author and naturalist Henry David Thoreau
said, “I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you
have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.”
Although Thoreau is most famous for his essays
on nature in Walden, he spent the years after he left
Walden Pond in the woods of his hometown, Concord,
Massachusetts, studying seeds. The outcome of these forays
was a manuscript called The Dispersion of Seeds, which was
published 125 years after Thoreau’s death in a volume of
his explorations of that period called Faith in a Seed.
But Thoreau’s was a scientific faith in the natural
order of the world, a balance he keenly observed and
meticulously recorded in thousands of pages of notes.
He marveled at the perfect symbiosis of nature as
he described the role of pollinating insects, foraging
squirrels, and autumnal winds in regenerating trees in
his neighborhood forests.
For example, he wrote of the pines, “Not only is it
the outside trees that bear the most seed, where it is
most required, but only a considerable wind, which can
transport the seed to a distance, is able commonly to
set it free, so that it does not fall at once to the ground,
where it would be wasted.”
I think of such perfect harmony when I watch blustery,
November winds in the Rogue Valley blow the leaves
and acorns off my oak trees.
Thoreau, at times, fretted that his scientific inquiries
and poetic essays were incompatible, but there can be
no denial of the lyricism in Thoreau’s description of
milkweed seed dispersal: “When I release some seeds,
the fine silky threads fly apart at once, opening with a
spring, and then ray their relics out into a hemispherical
form, each thread freeing itself from its neighbor, and all
reflecting prismatic tints.”

Such imagery elucidates a trajectory I do not bear
witness to as I hurry past cottony-capped milkweed on
fall hikes up RoxyAnn Peak.
Continues Thoreau, the scientist and the poet: “I am
interested in the fate or success of every such venture
which the autumn sends forth. And for this end these
silken streamers have been perfecting themselves all
summer, snugly packed in this light chest, as perfect
adaptations to this end—a prophecy not only of the fall,
but of future springs. Who could believe in prophecies…
that the world would end this summer, while one
milkweed with faith matured its seeds?”
Now I better understand why my seed packets
infuse me with such heady optimism. As a gardener
and a writer, I respond viscerally to Gary Nabham’s
explanation in the foreword of Faith in a Seed of the
symmetry of Thoreau’s work and life: “To study
nature and to know oneself came at last to the same
thing, which it was the purpose of literature to
express…Henry D. Thoreau did not choose between
the arts and the sciences.”
Thoreau’s philosophy echoes within the mission of the
Jackson County Master Gardener program: “We learn,
practice, and teach the art and science of gardening in
the Rogue Valley.” Classes to become a local Master
Gardener begin on January 21 at the Southern Oregon
Research and Extension Center in Central Point.
Nabham tells us of Thoreau’s last years, “It was on
the wings of seeds that Thoreau sailed home, where
he found peace before he died.” Peace, optimism,
wisdom…such lofty accomplishments for such a small
thing as a seed. Perhaps, then, my 102 packets are not
so frivolous, after all.
Seed Saving Tips: Alas, nature’s symmetry, of which
Thoreau wrote so eloquently, has little bearing when it
comes to organizing my stockpile of seeds. Tossing my
seed packets haphazardly in a shoe box wasn’t working
well for me, so I bought a plastic file box with dividers,
and began organizing my seeds by germination time,
temperature, and darkness and light requirements,
as well as special seed preparation, such as soaking,
scarifying, and cold stratifying. I also separate those
seeds for which direct sowing is recommended.
I learned at a Master Gardener seed-saving class
to place my seed envelopes in a plastic baggie, along
with a tissue paper sachet of powdered milk to reduce
moisture. I store my file box of seeds in a cool, dry place,
such as the top of my bedroom closet.
Rhonda Nowak is a Master Gardener and board member of
the Jackson County Master Gardener Association. She also
teaches English Composition at Rogue Community College.
She can be reached at rnowak39@gmail.com.

Christmas at the English Lavender Farm!
The English Lavender Farm barn store at 8040
Thompson Creek Road in the Applegate Valley is open
weekends, November 28 to December 21 from 10:00am
until 4:00pm. British owners Sue and Derek Owen invite
guests to in celebrating the spirit of the season with
lavender hot chocolate and samples of Christmas treats
while shopping in their new barn for a range of gifts and
wonderful goodies. Don’t miss their handmade cedar
“lavender crates;” gift boxes and baskets filled with bath
and beauty products and/or culinary delights to suit
all budgets. They also have special lavender ornaments
created for the Christmas holidays and gorgeous new
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It has been a busy, productive fall at Jacksonville
Elementary! First, the PTO would like to extend a big
thank you to our Harvest Carnival coordinator, Melanie
Scofield. Melanie and her team of volunteers created a
fantastic evening of carnival games, prizes and family
fun. This annual event is open to the
community and was enjoyed by many.
The overall state ratings for schools
were recently released for the 2013-2014
school year. Jacksonville Elementary
earned an overall rating of Level 5,
which places our school in the top
10% of schools in the state. This rating
is based on a combination of factors
including standardized test scores in reading and math,
student achievement, and student growth. We have so
many reasons to be proud of our Pioneers!
This year, there are 216 registered parent volunteers
at Jacksonville Elementary. These parents volunteer

in classrooms each day and assist in a variety of
ways such as listening to students read, helping lead
small group activities, or with administrative tasks.
Parents also plan, lead and implement the school’s Art
Program and the Writers’ Festival, as well as help in
the production of the annual Britt musical
and other activities throughout the year.
We are grateful for all the volunteers’ work
for our students.
This winter and spring, our students will
be working to support an adopted family
through the Sparrow Club. The Sparrow
Club provides financial and emotional
support for critically ill children and their
families. Sponsored by Airport Chevrolet, Jacksonville
Elementary students will earn $10 for each hour of
community service. This money will go to support
Katherine, a student at Jacksonville, and her family. We
appreciate your enthusiastic support of this endeavor!

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Bring on Poinsettia Season!

big part of the fun & beauty
of the Christmas season here
in Jacksonville is the colorful
decorations we use in our homes, offices
and businesses. As the weather gets less
lovely, we tend to brighten our indoor
spaces with fragrant evergreens, candles
• Today’s Poinsettia comes in over
a hundred varieties of Red, Pink,
Cream White, Raspberry, Soft Salmon
and many multi-colored varieties.
• Using only Poinsettias, you can create
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lasts well into the New Year.
• Just a few basic guidelines will help
you succeed with your Poinsettia
Selecting Your Poinsettia
• Poinsettia foliage should be dark
green to soil, and the flower bract,
the colored leaves, should be evenly
colored, without white or dark marks
or tears.
• There should be no yellow, or green
on bract leaves, nor any drooping or
wilting foliage.
• There should be no soggy soil or
water inside a wrap.
• Poinsettias should not be displayed
in a sleeve—use sleeves to transport
your Poinsettia.
• Poinsettias should be exposed to
outside temps below 50°F for only
a very short time on the way home.
Make shopping for Poinsettias the last
item on your shopping day
list, so they don’t wait in the
car for you on a cold day!
• Avoid getting water,
especially cold, on the
colored bract leaves—this
creates ugly gray to black marks on
the bracts.
Taking Care of your Poinsettia
With proper care your poinsettia will

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last through the holiday season and retain
its bracts well into the New Year. Pay
close attention to the following care tips:
• Tear-off the bag or sleeve you used
bringing the plant home, don’t try
to pull out through top. Poinsettia
blooms (called a “bract”) are tender
and easily damaged.
• Site your Poinsettia in bright light—4
to 6 hours per day if possible.
• Display your beautiful Poinsettia
where there are no hot or cold drafts;
near doors or heaters is not advised.
• Check the soil daily: water when the
surface is DRY to the touch. Water
with tepid, warmish water. No
fertilizer required.
• Please, do not water plants in a wrap
or pot without drainage. Water at the
sink, allowing your plant to drip dry.
Then replace the plant in a saucer
(protecting furniture and flooring) in
your display location.
• Though Poinsettias come from
the tropics, they prefer daytime
temperatures of 60-70°F, and around
50-55°F at night. The Poinsettia flower
bracts last longer in somewhat milder
temperatures than warm-to-hot.
Re-flowering your Poinsettia
If you have a gardener’s green thumb,
you may want to try your hand at reflowering your poinsettia next year. If you
follow these directions very carefully, it’s
possible to have your poinsettia in flower
by Christmas.
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very day,
comes into
Sterling Creek
Antiques and shows me a picture or
describes an item they hope I will
appraise at a high value! Over the years,
I’ve come to the realization that I’m just
as happy teaching someone how to value
their own items as charging them to do
so. I refer to this sort of interest in value
as the “Roadshow syndrome,” taken
from the fascination with the wonderful
PBS show, “Antiques Road Show.” I have
to admit, I have it too! Everyone who
watches Roadshow has hopes that they
have one of those items just appraised for
$25 grand.
As an appraiser, I’d sure love to be able
to tell you that you have a one of a kind
Tiffany lamp shade and that it’s worth
$25,000. But more often than not, I’ll have
to tell you it’s a reproduction and worth
half what you paid for it.

So here’s the skinny. Go to Google and
type-in a description of what you think
you have. For instance, type, “pink vase
with dogwood.” Use the IMAGES search
function and then watch as the photos
come up of pink vases with a dogwood
pattern on them. You will see yours, or
one very similar, and can start checking
who’s is selling them on sites like Etsy,
Ebay, replacements.com, Pinterest—
there’s lots of sites offering who’s looking
to purchase or acquire your item.
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Family Views

by Michelle Hensman
The Adolescent Christmas List
We sat in a sea
of fragmented red,
green and gold
wrapping paper.
My husband and I were content with
our coffee as we watched our children
explore all the little gifts they missed as
they tore through their stockings. After
the adrenaline rush of the gift giving and
receiving wore off, we began the cleanup. I then started preparing the Christmas
roast beast, my husband attempted to put
together a Lego version of the Millennium
Falcon with our six-year-old and our
thirteen-year-old slipped away into his
room to download music with his new
iTunes card. Christmas music filled the
house and there was a happy, satisfied
and blessed feeling that filled the air…or
so I thought.
I took one of the beaters filled with
sweet cream cheese frosting into my
older son’s room and found him on his
bed listening to new tunes on his head
phones. I thought the site of the frosting
would illicit an excited, welcome reaction,
but instead he passed on it. Something
was seriously wrong! I shrugged my
shoulders, sat on the edge of his bed and
proceeded to devour it myself. When I
finished, I asked him if he got the music
he wanted and if he was pleased with
his Christmas gifts. He shrugged and
scrunched his face in true adolescent form.
I admit, I took his response a little thick.
With an annoyed, defensive tone I asked,
“You got the things you asked for, didn’t
you?” My son is fairly sensitive and very
perceptive. He quickly identified my
body language and question as possibly
the beginning of a Count Your Blessings
and Don’t Be a Tool lecture, so he pulled
the headphones off and sat up straight
and tried to explain himself. In summary,
he said he was very happy with his gifts,
they were exactly what he hopped for, but
for some reason he felt really down and

disappointed. Why? He couldn’t explain.
I shut the conversation down with a
Count Your Blessings, You Sound Like a
Tool Lecture and returned to my cooking.
But my heart was heavy. My kid just said
he felt disappointed on Christmas Day
and I felt like it was somehow my fault.
My brain searched for reasons why he felt
this way and raced with ideas of how to
make it better. As I blended the mashed
potatoes, my own experience with a
disappointing Christmas so many years
ago hit me.
I’d received the expensive coat I’d
begged for, a stocking full of perfume
samples, along with a gift card to the
department store so I could pick out the
scent of my choice and a new cassette
from my favorite boy band. I got what
I hoped and asked for, but something
was missing. I felt unreasonably sad and
disappointed with my gifts, but I had no
understanding of why; until now, twentyseven later.
For me, every Christmas list prior
had contained Barbie Dolls or Barbie
accessories. That year, there were no
Barbie toys on my list or under the
tree for me. Through the steam of the
simmering dinner I realized what I felt
that year was sadness about moving
away from my childhood. And right
now, my son was not being an ungrateful
tool, he was grieving the end of his own
childhood. Suddenly, I felt like the tool!
Parents, the point to the piece this
month is about giving the gift of
understanding to your teenagers. Don’t
automatically think their actions, or
lack thereof, are selfish or ungrateful;
instead, help them find deeper meaning
in their emotions and teach them to seek
understanding by setting an example of it.
Also, if you get a Christmas list that
looks like this: Cologne/perfume, clothes,
music or a request for cash, get ready for

Friends of Ruch Library Book Sale!
Come to the library community room
at 7919 Highway 238 in Ruch—it’s only a
ten minute ride from Jacksonville in the
beautiful Applegate Valley! Choose from a
great selection of books ideal for gift-giving
and long winter nights! Most books are
$1.00 or less and your purchase or donation
supports library programs!
Sale hours:
Tuesday, December 2, Noon-4:00pm
Thursday, December 4, 1:00-5:00pm
Saturday December 6, Noon-4:00pm

December 2014/January 2015

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Everybody Has a Story: Jeanena Whitewilson

Power Up! Traveling with Your Smart Phone

by Kathie Olsen

by Jacksonville-Based Travel Expert, Anne McAlpin

l-r: Jeanena Whitewilson and Kathie Olsen


here are a few people in every
town you can count on. These
are the people who step-up when
work needs to be done, volunteer, and
then actually do it when they say they
will. Sometimes a town is lucky enough
to have one such who also has creative
abilities and can design the posters, paint
the banners, take the photos, imagine the
spaces. Even more rarely, that person is
also someone who is both right and leftbrained and can organize the heck out of
anything. Oh, how lucky is Jacksonville.
We have one such in Jeanena Whitewilson.
Jeanena is not just home grown, she
has pioneer chops galore. Her mother,
Dorothy Hogue, was born in Kerby; her
grandmother was born in Waldo. Seven
generations of Jeanena’s family can be
found in cemeteries throughout the
Rogue and Illinois Valleys, including a
great-great-grandfather James Collins
who arrived in 1852 from a small
Missouri township with the local
Applegate family. Three of Jeanena’s
lineages settled in Jackson County prior to
Oregon becoming a state.
Jeanena grew-up in Kerby, just west
of Grants Pass, in a house set on the
corner of the Hogue family ranch. Her
Grandparents, Alice and James Hogue,
had a big three-story farmhouse on the
ranch, surrounded by a porch big enough
to handle all the relatives. Jeanena recalls
many weekends spent watching her Dad,
Granddad, uncles, and great uncles sitting
on that porch challenging each other to
see who could peel the most apples or
potatoes with their sharp knives without
breaking the peel, while her great-aunts,
all wearing house dresses and long rolleddown cotton stockings and orthopedic
shoes, sat on another part of the porch
stringing beans and prepping vegetables
for her Grandma, Mom and aunts
who were busy cooking in the kitchen.
Meanwhile, the children scurried around
the vegetable garden, keeping everyone
supplied, or grabbed snacks and dashed
through wheat and alfalfa fields toward
the coolness of the Illinois River.
Jeanena’s father, David White was born
in Wellsville, Ohio just months prior to
his father, Pvt. Vance White’s death in the
WWI trenches of Germany. Young David
came west by train with his mother, Viva,
and an uncle to sell their pottery dishes
to San Francisco restaurants. David came
to Oregon looking for work when he
was 16-years-old, finding a job on the
Hogue Ranch, where he met Jeanena’s
mom, the tiny 4’8” adventurous Dorothy.
David served in the submarine Navy for
17 years, several of them during World
War II. They had three daughters, the
youngest, Jeanena, born in 1948.
Jeanena adored her father. “Dad taught
me to dance. I would stand on the toes
of his shoes while Mom, who didn’t read
music, played classical and blues piano
beautifully. Dad had the best posture of any
man, and was oh so handsome. He was my
hero, and I was forever his baby girl.”
David worked on the ranch and
Dorothy worked at the Kerby Market,
they raised their daughters, and laughed
with their families. A few times a year
Granddad Hogue would put sides onto

his big flatbed truck, load it with horses,
and park his grandchildren on the tailgate
of the truck. They’d take-off to join the
large extended family for a week-long
cattle drive, where the women would cook
and tell stories and the men and Grandma
Hogue would round-up the range cattle,
and the whole family would gather in the
evenings sharing the day’s tales.
Jeanena was shy and quiet, and seldom
spoke unless spoken to. But she listened
hard to all the stories, and felt safe and
happy surrounded by all that family.
In Kerby, she spent a lot of her time
exploring the countryside and the forests,
taking along her pet cats, and gathering
found objects to make into imaginary
creatures. She drew pictures and noticed
tiny details of the rich world around her.
This bucolic life came to an abrupt end
just as Jeanena was to enter Middle School,
when David and Dorothy moved to
Vallejo, California, taking their daughters
with them. Vallejo was a shock, big and
crowded. There was no extended family
there. But it was where a teacher took
special notice of Jeanena’s artistic abilities,
and encouraged her to sculpt and draw.
In high school she met a boy, and
married him when she was not quite
18 years of age before he left for Viet
Nam. In December of 1969 they had a
daughter, Tracy. They had a son, Eric
just weeks after their 1972 move to Napa
County where Jeanena upholstered
furniture, created and sold art, baked,
preserved jam, made venison jerky, raised
the children, and began college classes
that eventually lead to three degrees
in Behavioral and Natural Sciences
and Education. She was still shy and
mainly focused within her home. When
Tracy was 5, the marriage ended and
Jeanena needed to come out of her shell.
She described herself as having been “a
‘crock-pot Mom.’ I would get up in the
morning, feed the kids, pack lunches, and
fill the crock pot so it would have a healthy
dinner ready when the kids got home from
school. I’d meet them for an early dinner,
get homework started, and return to work.”
Neighbor kids frequently gathered at her
home to play and do art projects. Jeanena
made it work. She had always worked:
contracting housing for Fort Riley, Kansas
military families; AT&T in San Francisco;
Case Management for persons in Napa and
Sonoma with developmental disabilities;
then teaching computer graphics, and
contracting workplace training through
Napa Community College and Adult
Schools. In 1982 her organizational abilities
and hard work finally paid-off. She earned
her California State license in Cosmetology
and opened a 5-station salon in downtown
Napa, which gave her a flexible schedule
to finally get that BA Degree from San
Francisco State University, majoring in Fine
Arts/Conceptual Design.
It was in the 1980’s that she met Charlie
Wilson, but they were simply friends at
first. It wasn’t until several years later,
when Jeanena’s children were grown,
when both Charlie and Jeanena were
recuperating from the loss of important
relationships, that they started seeing each
other. In 2003, they married and moved
Jeanena's Story - Cont'd. on Pg. 36


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The only problem
is how to keep it
powered-up while enroute. We've all
been there… trying to make a call with a
dead smartphone battery. Now imagine
you're rushing to your plane and you
don't have time to stop at an electrical
outlet (good luck even finding one). Add
to that the new TSA regulation that, if
requested, you have to turn on your
smart phone when going through airport
security (more info: http://www.tsa.gov/).
Now, a dead battery might result in the
confiscation of your phone or additional
screening before boarding your flight.
The solution: Keep your phone
powered-up with a mobile power bank
and, when traveling internationally, the
correct outlet adapters. For domestic
travel, you're set with a mobile power
bank. For international travel, depending
on your destination, you'll need to travel
with outlet adapters as different countries
require different adapters.
Whether you're traveling by car or
plane, it's always a good idea to keep a
back-up power supply for mobile devices
on-hand. I keep one fully-charged in my
car and one in my travel bag. (And they
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Live Better with Vitality Yoga
Jennifer Met is pleased to
announce the opening of Vitality
Yoga at 1776 Old Military Road,
just outside the Jacksonville city
limits. Jennifer, an experienced
Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT),
offers a unique yoga class
incorporating the Great Yoga
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optimal back health by creating
space in the spine and relieve
tension in the back and neck. She
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Please contact Jerrine Rowley at 541-702-2223 or
Faye Haynes at 541-324-1298 if you have any questions or wish to
become involved with the Food Project in Jacksonville!

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SightSeeing by Julie D. Danielson, O.D.
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With a dilated, comprehensive eye examination, an
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you on the road to treatment for the disease. Your doctor
can look inside the eye and examine blood vessels
directly, possibly detecting signs and symptoms of
vascular diseases such as diabetes and hypertension.
Undiagnosed, diabetes can result in vision impairment,
a frequent complication of both Type-1 and Type-2
diabetes, and blindness. Diabetes is the leading cause
of new cases of blindness among adults 20-74 years old.
Other vision problems caused by diabetes include: vision
changes, glaucoma, cataracts and retinopathy.
Part of living with diabetes and successful eye care is
having a dilated eye examination on at least an annual
basis—more often if you have existing eye issues or
more serious retinopathy. Certainly, if you experience

any change in vision, you should immediately see
your optometrist.
For someone who has been diagnosed with diabetes,
the annual dilated exam is important. When I do an
examination, I’m looking at the retina for early signs
of diabetic retinopathy, such as leaking blood vessels,
retinal swelling (macular edema) and deposits on the
retina—all of which are signs of leaking or damaged
blood vessels.
An optometrist is an important member of your health
care team—particularly if you have been diagnosed with
diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is associated with older age,
obesity, family history of diabetes, medical history of
gestational diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance, physical
inactivity and race/ethnicity. The rising incidence of
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If you have risk factors associated with diabetes, consider
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Fuel with food: What’s the right way for student athletes to eat?


by Hillary Brown, Public Relations Coordinator,
Providence Medford Medical Center

ny parent of a student athlete knows there are
times when food in the house just seems to
disappear. From sweets to veggies, carbs to
protein, everything goes. Keeping the kitchen stocked
can be a challenge; knowing the best foods to serve can
be even harder.
Despite what athletes and their parents may hear, most
students’ nutritional needs don’t change from downtime to
game time. The most important tip athletes can heed is to
make sure to get enough food energy in the form of complex
carbohydrates such as fruit, vegetables and whole grains.
While most families know what student athletes
should be eating, the danger lies in falling into a rut due
to busy schedules or giving-in to myths.
Binge eating often becomes the norm with hungry
student athletes. Many students get hungry before and
after practices and fool themselves into thinking the
amount of exercise they get makes it okay to eat junk
food. Instead, experts with Providence Health & Services
say students are robbing themselves of nutrition, fillingup instead on empty calories.
Meanwhile, as days get busier, many families find
themselves eating either fast food or pre-packaged
foods, both of which can be high in sodium. According
to the American Heart Association, today’s kids take
in far more than the recommended limits. While the
AHA advocates a limit of 1,500 mg of sodium per day
for adults and kids, children between the ages of 6 and
11 average more than twice that. Teenage boys have
especially salty diets, taking in an average of more than
4,000 mg of sodium per day.
“Most parents probably should be putting stricter
limits on how much sodium their children consume,”


said Kirti Raol, a pediatric dietician with Providence.
“When busy families depend entirely on convenience
foods, children may take in 5,000 to 10,000 mg of sodium
per day. It’s not hard to do on a diet that focuses mainly
on pizza, chicken nuggets, corndogs and chips. Kids love
the way these foods taste, but all that salt could take a
potentially deadly toll on their health in the form of high
blood pressure and other serious problems.”
Experts say the best thing any athlete and their family
can do is stick with the basics. Following the traditional
“food pyramid” and eating normal portions should be
enough to support any athlete’s energy output.
Nutrition for busy athletes
As athletes continue to grow and push themselves,
keeping a healthy diet becomes even more important.
Follow these guidelines for success:
1. Refrain from binge eating: Working-out does not
mean you can eat as much junk as you’d like. Fill-up
with meaningful calories.
2. Carb-load with caution: Athletes who aren’t
participating in endurance sports lasting longer than
90 minutes have no need to fuel-up with more than
the normal amount of carbs.
3. Pick your proteins: You don’t need to drink protein
shakes to build muscle. Eat the same amount of real
proteins as you normally would and let strength
training do the rest.
4. Take your vitamins: Student athletes do need
more vitamins than more sedentary people. Iron,
in particular, is very important to prevent fatigue,
while calcium helps maintain strong bones and
muscles. Check with your doctor to see which
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Joyfull Living

by Louise Lavergne


The Power of Peace

he holidays
are a busy
time and
after all the stress,
events and parties
are over, we face the end of another year.
Some people get a little down about all
the things that never got accomplished
and the realization that all the energy
spent on external “fixes” didn’t magically
change their life or make them feel any
happier. When your life isn’t reflecting
what you want, you feel discord and
disharmony. We feed the illusion of
being powerless by living in contrast to,
and in conflict with, the natural laws of
existence, by supporting and creating
what we don’t want, instead of what
we do. We do this by investing our
energy supporting the resistance and
aggressively reaching, searching, longing
and chasing after anything
outside of ourselves to feel
better. This leaves very little
time and energy for the one
magical ingredient that the
holiday season is really all
about: Peace. There can be
no peace on earth, without
inner peace and if you don’t
go within, you go without.
Peace Within = Peace On Earth.
Why is it that peace is so neglected?
The most common reason I hear is: “Right
now I don’t have time to be peaceful, I
have too much to do.” This is how we
support the illusion of life. Recently I had
a client say to me; “Everybody seems to
have their life figured out but me. I’m
afraid that I will be alone forever. It’s a
fact that I am depressed and lonely. It’s
not an illusion.”
Illusion does not mean that “what is”
and your feelings don’t exist. Illusion
refers to the fact that what you are
experiencing is not as it appears and it
is mostly FEAR based: False Evidence
Appearing Real. You can begin to dissolve
the illusion by observing what is showing
up in your life from a clear, peace-filled
mind. From this place you can appreciate
and reclaim the power of your mind and
let go of the opinionated, judgmental
mind. To allow life to flow you need to
disengage with the noise of your negative
mind. By investing time into cultivating a
peaceful mind you can access the wisdom
of your soul and honor the "mystery" called
life. You cannot interact with and continue to
support the darkness and find the light.
It’s okay to let the mind project its
doubts and fears and to allow your
emotions to surface and flow. Taking time

to reconnect with your true North, your
peaceful mind, allows you to become the
observer of your emotions and not the
victim. There is always a solution to any
problem but as Mr. Einstein once said:
“You can’t solve a problem with the same
mind that created it.” The simple answer
to: How do I create the life I want?
By taking time everyday to bring
your mind into a peaceful state you can
turn the light on to find your way to
the life you truly want. From there you
can decipher what is real and what is
illusion. From there you can choose to
harmonize and experience the magic of
flow. Letting go of the resistance and
taking responsibility for what is showing
up in your life, gives you the power to
overcome the negative thoughts and
patterns that are holding
you back. If you want to
step into a 3-D experience
of your life: DeLightFull,
Dauntless, Divine, I
recommend that you join
me for my up coming
programs including my
New Year’s day self-healing
retreat where we will go
into greater depth with developing and
deepening a daily practice and learn to
cultivate more Peace in your everyday
life. Experience the magic of living in the
flow to create greater abundance in all
areas of your life.
The idea of starting a new year is
exciting. If you are setting yourself up
with expectations of things being better
without making any real inner changes, I
encourage you to stop the insanity. Doing
the same things over and over expecting
different results will only deepen the
illusion of Life. Just like a fire, peace needs
to be tended to everyday, so take time to
breathe and feel the power of Peace in your
life. To find out about all the different on
site and online programs to support you
on your journey visit www.louiselavergne.
com and www.joyfull-yoga.com.
Louise is a creator of JoyFull Yoga;
She’s a JoyFull living coach, International
Motivational speaker & owns JoyFull Living
Wellness Center located at 135 S. Oregon
Street in Jacksonville. She offers group &
private sessions. She has been practicing and
teaching yoga and meditation for over 25 years.
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Students at Ruch Community School
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he other
morning I sat
in the predawn darkness on my porch, wrapped
up against the cold, staring at the stars
with their piercing, distant magnificence.
I listened to invisible raccoons running
through the trees, saw the inky outline
of the branches
bending under their
weight. I heard the
soft clopping of deer
hooves, and then
the owl’s resonant,
echoing call in the
middle distance.
And then, none
too slowly, the sky
began to lighten and
within moments the
moon and stars disappeared, washed over
by a swath of blue.
I am entranced by that sky, how all
those stars and that darkness is there still,
blanketed by the light. It is staggering to
think of how much life is out of sight and
mind as we go about our days. We are, in
a sense, somnambulant creatures, asleep
to so much of our lives. Attuned to only
what we can clearly see and identify, we
miss what lies just beyond the obvious.
We commonly think of light illuminating
what is. We talk of “seeing things clearly in
the light of day.” But the truth is that light
limits our vision as much as it expands it.
Our lives, like the multiverse of which we
are but a pinprick-sized part, are so much
more than what we can see when the sun
is shining. The dark times open us to a
greater revelation. The darkness opens a
dialogue with soul.
I don’t meet clients when their lives
are clear and bright; I meet them when it
gets dark and they feel lost. They come
when things begin erupting from some
unknown place within and their lives are
disrupted. They come when they begin
to feel that there must be something
more but they can’t quite make it out in
the changing light. There is more: much,
much more. The “dark night of the soul”
is an opportunity to peel back the sky
and reveal the stars that lie deep within

us. The darkness reveals our destiny and
our depth. We become enlightened, the
psychologist Carl Jung said, by making
the darkness conscious. It’s a beautiful and
intriguing thought that darkness enlightens.
The great work of the second half of
life is to go inward, into the dark, to
discover our deeper selves. Our outer
persona, like the
blue sky, covers
an infinite, eternal
self. While blue
is a lovely color,
it is but one color
on the spectrum;
black contains all
colors. Our full
potential dwells in
darkness. It takes
a little effort to
become comfortable in the that darkness
with it’s strange rustlings, a little time for
eyes to adjust to the shadowy contours;
but if we sit in that night, learning to look
and to listen deeply, we discover a deeper
life that was always there, waiting to
gather us in.
You, darkness, that I come from
I love you more than all the fires
that fence in the world,
for the fire makes a circle of light for
and then no one outside learns of you.
But the darkness pulls in everythingshapes and fires, animals and myself,
how easily it gathers them! powers and peopleand it is possible a great presence is moving
near me.
I have faith in nights.

~ Rainer Maria Rilke
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Trail Talk

by Tony Hess, Gary Sprague & Bob Budesa


his is the
time of
year the
Association wrapsup our projects and plans our workload for
next year, which is just around the corner!
That being said, I thought I’d throw
the ‘suggestion box’ out to you, the
trail users. If you have ideas for
improvements, or maintenance issues
in need of attention—now would be the
perfect time to let us know. You can send
any comments to jwaplan@gmail.com.
In 2014, Boy Scouts Daniel and
Matthew Root, as part of their
requirements toward becoming Eagle
Scouts, completed two projects designed
to control several hazards on our French
Gulch Trail. We hope you appreciate them
as much as we do. (Please see a related
article on page 12.) We also modified our
Sarah Zigler trail brochure, thanks in
large part to Kandee McClain and Gayle
Stokes. Of course, weed control and basic
trail maintenance always keeps us busy.
The biggest project on our 2015 “to-do”
list is the replacement of the bridge over
Jackson Creek up by Mary Ann Drive
and Reservoir Road. The existing support
stringers are losing their strength, and
won’t last much longer. Fortunately, we
had a great crew put up some temporary
supports that will remain in-place until
next spring. Fear not, they’ll support you

Got Trail Ideas?
on your hikes until we replace them with
glu-lam beams!
Keep in-mind, adding additional trails
is out of the question. If we added more
trails, we’d be walking on each other!
Nowadays, the Woodlands Association is
basically in maintenance mode—taking
care of what we have. We decommissioned
a trail a few years ago due to erosion
issues, and may do so again with a small
redundant trail for several reasons (more
scoping and discussion due). Cleaning
sloughing soil from some of our trails is
always on the docket.
Vegetation management is due for a
renewed look, as well. We could probably
do with less poison oak in the upper areas
around Rich Gulch, and the manzanita
and ceanothus on the exposed flanks
below Panorama Point is causing fire
concerns. In addition, there’s an excess of
manzanita on top of Beekman Knob.
Of course, there’s plenty to do
without contacting us. Picking-up the
odd piece of paper, knocking a fallen
limb off the trail, or wiping-off some
of the informational placards is always
appreciated, and for those of you that
attend to this regularly, we thank you.
Remember, if you’d like to join the
growing list of Jacksonville Woodlands
Association volunteers, go to our website
at www.jvwoodlands.org and click on the
Volunteer Opportunities link. We look
forward to working with you in 2015!

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Aquatic Therapy: a Good Option for Rehabilitation
by Russell Huckert, Physical Therapist

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rehabilitation from surgery, illness, or
injury. It uses water resistance to increase
a person’s flexibility without putting
undue pressure on the joints and spine.
Warm water also helps relax muscles and
make them more receptive to exercise. I
like to think of pool therapy as a step in
helping people back to future land-based
physical therapy exercises.
The HydroWorx 750 Series pool at Asante
Center for Outpatient Health is designed to
provide a wide range of healing exercises
led by specially-trained and licensed
physical therapists. At 8 feet 2 inches wide
and 14 feet long, the pool’s water level
can be quickly adjusted with the touch of
a button. It also contains an underwater
treadmill for gait training and sports-related
exercises, as well as high-powered water
jets for resistance training or deep-tissue
massage. Additionally, underwater cameras
help therapists get a better view of the
person’s movement and provide feedback.
Aquatic therapy can help the body
recover from illness or injury because
it offers a buoyant environment for

muscles and joints to practice moving.
Results may include an increased range of
motion, stronger muscles, and an overall
faster recovery.
People with many different types
of diagnosis can benefit from aquatic
therapy. It’s especially helpful for people
recovering from joint replacement
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surgeries. For people with arthritis and
other joint conditions, aquatic therapy
helps reduce the impact on joints and
makes exercise more comfortable. And
for anyone with severe muscle aches or
tension, pool therapy eases pain while
helping the person regain muscle strength.
For more information about
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Russell Huckert is a physical therapist
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Rehabilitation Services, providing therapy
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general orthopedic, neurologic, and balance
disorders. He has certifications in MDT
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t’s quickly becoming winter, which
means most of us will spend more
time indoors reading, working or
playing on the computer, crafting, doing
home projects, and driving instead of
walking. While that doesn’t sound too
bad (add a cup of coffee and I’m in!), do
you know what all these
activities have in common?
They all encourage a
rounded shoulder posture
referred to as Postural
Kyphosis. Over time, this
hunched forward position
leads to a tightening of the
muscles in your chest and
a weakening and loosening
of the ones in your upper
back. Basically, the
muscles of the chest and
back are playing tug-ofwar over the position of your shoulders;
the more the front tightens and pulls the
shoulders forward, the more the back has
to loosen and lengthen. But those muscles
don’t give-up without a fight, leaving the
back achy and sore at the end of the day.
This scenario poses quite a problem
for massage therapists. A client comes
in with achy shoulders and back and
naturally wants to focus the attention
there. But as with most soft-tissue
problems, it is the lack of balance in
our musculature that causes pain and
dysfunction. So
in this case we
need to actually

work on loosening the chest muscles and
strengthening the upper back in order to
restore balance to the body.
To loosen the chest, we would focus
our efforts on the pectoralis muscles.
The “pecs” are a set of chest muscles that
originate on the sternum, clavicle and ribs
and insert on the upper arm
and scapula and work to
control your shoulder girdle.
Tight pectoral muscles
limit shoulder flexion and
draw the shoulders inward,
causing a rounded back.
Also be aware that
your gym routine may be
contributing to the muscular
imbalance of the pecs. Too
many chest presses, curls,
or crunches (combined with
sitting at a desk all day)
could be exacerbating the problem. Be
sure to stretch your chest muscles out
and incorporate leg and back exercises
into your fitness routine to help pull the
shoulders into proper position.
Massage is also extremely effective at
releasing tension in the pecs, allowing
your shoulders to release and alleviating
the tension in the back. Adding a regular
yoga practice to your regimen is another
great option to help combat this issue.
Check out this online article for some
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Cheers to a Healthy 2015!

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Chasing a squirrel, ball, frisbee, a
fast moving toddler with cracker
in-hand all have the potential
to cause a minor injury with the
pet favoring a limb in some way. We commonly have
owners tell us, “I have been giving aspirin (or ibuprofen,
etc.) every day and it seems to be helping.” While some
human medications are “safe” to administer to animals,
it always raises a red flag for me. Here are some things
to consider about human-approved anti-inflammatory
medications before giving them to your pets:
1. While aspirin is an effective anti-inflammatory and
pain medication for humans, when given to animals,
really makes me nervous. It is sold over the counter
at local pet stores, it is by far the most commonlyadministered human medication given by pet parents
and it is technically “safe” for administration in both
dogs and cats. So why does it make me so nervous? As
we all know, aspirin is also commonly used in humans
as a “blood thinner” as it helps prevent platelets from
adhering to one another, thus decreasing clot formation.
What most people don’t know is that aspirin also has
multiple unwanted side effects such as decreasing the
protective viscous lining in the stomach. Here is where
my nerves step-in: by decreasing this protective lining,
the stomach becomes subjected to higher levels of erosive
acids that are produced to aid in digestion. These acids
can result in the development of ulcers, which with repeat
exposure to more acid, can begin to bleed. When the blood
does not clot properly because of aspirin administration,
blood loss can become excessive and even fatal. The most
severe cases of gastrointestinal bleeding I have ever seen
were related to repeat use of aspirin. Scary stuff.

My general advice regarding aspirin use is this:
while it is “safe,” use it ONLY for very short-term
situations. For example, you are out of town camping
for the weekend and your dog hurts his leg. Use
aspirin until you can get back into town and call your
veterinarian. If at any time your pet declines food,
begins vomiting, or has diarrhea while on aspirin,
stop administration immediately and call your
veterinarian. There are much safer and more effective
pain medications that can take its place.
2. Ibuprofen (or Advil) is also an effective pain
medication for humans. However, this NSAID (NonSteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug) should NEVER be
given to dogs or cats! It is not processed well and can
result in severe gastric ulcers or acute kidney failure.
Drugs like Rimadyl, Deramaxx, Meloxicam and Previcox
are veterinary-prescribed NSAIDS approved by the FDA
for use in animals.
3. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is another effective pain
reliever. Although this medication is useful in controlling
minor pain in humans, it is FATAL to cats and can be
very dangerous for dogs at certain doses.
Just as your own doctor might prescribe for you
after a minor strain/sprain or soft tissue injury, rest
is often the best medicine you can give. Exercise
restriction in animals if often difficult to do but
keeping your pet inactive (i.e. leash walking outside
to go potty, keeping them in a kennel or small room,
etc) can often remedy the problem. If you find that
rest is not adequate and lameness persists, consider
calling your veterinarian before administering
anything you have in your medicine cabinet. It may
just save your pets life.
Dr. Rogers can be reached at the Jacksonville Veterinary
Hospital at 541-899-1081 or jvhospital@qwestoffice.net.
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his fall, I was forced
to stay indoors. My
parents, in their infinite
wisdom, decided it was time
to tear down and re-build our
deck. The deck, a 1900 squarefoot behemoth with multiple
levels, pickets and stairs everywhere, was to go. Okay, so
granted, it was a mess, with boards popping, railings falling,
crooked stairs and intense drainage issues underneath in the
crawlspace, but so? This deck was my second home. This
was my freedom to the great outdoors. I would pop in and
out all day through my handy dog-door, and I would survey
my domain from its wonderful vantage-point.
It took a day for two guys with chainsaws to destroy
and remove my precious structure. My dog-door access
(and my fate) was sealed. So my parents, taking pity on
me—and the fact they now had to take me out the front
door, around the side of the house to the back yard in the
elements—had a ramp made.

Our wonderful deck contractor, nicknamed “ReCreate It Ralf,” made me a very solid, wooden ramp,
complete with footholds. It, however, was about 2 ½ feet
wide…and did I mention the deck is about six feet high?
Anyway, nothing doing. I was NOT going to traverse
this super-scary thing. Do my parents not know me at
all? I’m a total scaredy-cat, and hate change. They even
tried to coax me with my favorite treats. So, finally my
mom decided to go up with me…she straddled the outer
edges of the ramp, and I crept up walking between her
legs! She only almost fell a couple of times…
I did use the ramp a few times—but it freaked me out!
I would start down, then jump off halfway down—it’s
amazing I didn’t crack an ankle!
Luckily for me, this story has a happy ending, and
a very-improved, sturdy, one-level deck now frees me
from house arrest!
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The Dreaded “C” Word
by Dr. Jeff Judkins, Animalkind Veterinary Clinic


ancer. It's the one word no one
ever wants to hear when they
take their pet to the veterinarian.
The word itself has such a negative
connotation that I frequently avoid using
it when consulting with my clients. The
strong emotional response to “cancer” is
certainly understandable. Many of my
clients have dealt with the heartbreak of
cancer with other pets, friends, family
members, or even themselves. The thought
of a loved one suffering with what is
frequently a fatal condition is devastating.
Financial concerns, which are often
substantial, are another harsh reality.
The notion of a part of the body
growing out of control for no apparent
reason is bad enough, but the aggressive
and expensive treatments used for
cancer, such as surgery, radiation and
chemotherapy can be frightening, as well.
It's hard to determine if cancer in pets is
more common than it was in years past,
but many veterinarians who have been in
practice for a long time, seem to believe
it is. Studies show that almost one in four
dogs will develop cancerous conditions
in their lifetime, and 50% of dogs and cats
over the age of 10 will die of cancer. Cats
have lower rates of cancer than dogs, but
cat tumors are much more likely to be
malignant than benign. Quite sobering
statistics, indeed.
Cancer occurs when a cell’s damaged
DNA no longer controls normal growth
and division. The term “malignant” is
used to describe tumors that aggressively
spread into surrounding tissues, or spread
(metastasize) to other parts of the body.
Sometimes blood cells become malignant,
and build-up in the bloodstream or
lymph nodes. Thankfully, not every lump
or bump that you find on your pet’s body
is malignant. Actually, most of the tumors
I see in older dogs in my clinic are benign
fatty masses called “lipomas,” or small
wart-like skin growths called adenomas.
Tumors like these are “benign,” meaning
that even though they may grow slowly
in size, they do not spread to other
body parts nor invade aggressively into
surrounding areas.
Although there are many different
theories as to why cancer is so prevalent
in our pets, genetics certainly play a big
factor. Different breeds of dogs have a
much higher incidence of certain types of
malignancies than others. Rottweilers and
Great Danes are frequently afflicted with
bone cancers, for example, while Boxers
are prone to mast cell tumors. Bernese
Mountain Dogs get cancer so often that I
would recommend not getting one at all.
In an attempt to genetically modify dogs
into what we want them to look like or
behave like, humans have inadvertently

concentrated recessive, cancer-causing
genes in certain breeds.
Other contributing factors include
poor nutrition, stress and exposure
to environmental toxins—just like in
humans. Malignant tumors at the site of
certain vaccinations are well documented
in cats. Although not widely accepted in
the conventional veterinary community,
many vets like me believe that overvaccination is another significant
causative factor in the incidence of cancer
in dogs, cats and horses.
If your pet does develop a cancerous
condition, be aware that there are
holistic therapies including herbs and
nutrition that can significantly slow, or
even reverse the progression of tumors
and cancer. Even if it is not possible to
completely “cure” a pet’s cancer, it may
be possible for an animal to live with its
condition with an excellent quality of life,
often for months or even years longer
than was thought possible. In other cases,
there are alternative treatments that
can enable animals to respond better to
conventional surgery and chemotherapy.
Fortunately, there are things you
can do to decrease your pet’s chance of
developing cancer. Feed high-quality
diets: Better ingredients and less toxins
in the diet make for a healthier body
tissues and a stronger immune system.
Avoid feeding nothing but “processed”
commercial diets. Supplement with fresh
meats, vegetables and omega 3 fats, or feed a
properly-balanced homemade diet. (See last
month’s article "The Kibble Conundrum.")
Don’t let your pet become overweight:
Clinical studies suggest that restricting
calories prevents or delays the
development of malignant cells. Obesity
itself is a recognized contributing factor in
cancer in animals and humans alike.
Reduce exposure to toxins: Avoid or
reduce your pet’s exposure to pesticides
such as flea and tick products, as well
as lawn and household chemicals. Feed
organic whenever possible.
Avoid unnecessary vaccinations: A
well-functioning immune system guards
against the development of malignant
cells. Yearly vaccinations for adult
dogs, cats and horses are completely
unnecessary, and can lead to disordered
immune function. Clinical studies
consistently show long-lasting, even
lifelong immunity to routine puppy
and kitten vaccinations for most serious
diseases like parvo and distemper. Rabies
vaccinations, on the other hand, are
required for dogs once every three years
by county ordinance.
Dr. Judkins is the owner of Animalkind
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homage to this promised King of kings.
They were quiet now as they rode east
from Bethlehem. There was so much to
absorb and they were still reeling from
standing upon Holy ground. Witnessing
the majestic heavenly host of angelic
beings worshipping the humble child
with inexpressibly beautiful sound was
overwhelming. The magnificent Spirit
of God overshadowing the vulnerable
young family and filling the hearts
of shepherd and king with peace and
joy was beyond anything words could
describe, at least for now.
The tallest of the kings, the handsome
one with ebony skin and whites of
the eyes pearlescent as any jewel of
the sea, slowed down and turned his
camel westward. The brilliant guiding
star so low in the horizon was still
there. He came to a stop and lowered
himself off the faithful beast to kneel
giving thanks to the Christ-child Prince
of Peace, a Savior to all mankind, for
allowing him this place in time and
space. His own people may never
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the rest of his life teaching them. The
brave young parents would need the
costly spices and ointment he and the
other monarchs managed to carry so
long a distance. The splendid angel in
his dream told him the child named
Jesus was in danger so not to return to
Herod. The young family would have
to retreat into Egypt and hide until the
evil potentate was no more.
As the tall man rose, he saw the other
two also on their knees speaking softly
in their native tongues. Each stood
looking at each other with glistening
eyes. Words were not necessary when
they climbed atop their beasts of
burden and continued east in the dark
of night. It would be a long journey
home and all would soon part company
as they had once come together. They
each knew at that moment the world
would never be the same.
Merry Christmas, 2014
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William Michael Chesney
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2014 surrounded by loving family.
He was born September 1, 1923
in Great Falls, Mont. where his
father worked in the oil fields. Bill
served in the U.S. Marine Corps
in the Pacific during World War
II and met his bride Althea when
they both were attending the
University of Minnesota and working at the Minneapolis
public library. They were married in 1950. He had a long
successful career with AC Nielsen, a marketing research
firm. In 1964 Bill's job took him and his family to the San
Francisco Bay area. After retiring he and Althea moved
to Jacksonville to be near family. They became active in
Saint Joseph's Catholic Mission.
Bill was a loving and fun-loving husband, father,
father-in-law, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
He enjoyed people, animals (especially dogs), sports
(especially golf), nature, music, travel, and all things
aeronautical. He had a remarkable ability to engage
Jeanena's Story - Cont'd. from Pg. 29
to Jacksonville. Jeanena likens her return to Oregon as
being like the salmon returning home.
Immediately becoming involved in Jacksonville,
Jeanena helped with our town’s visioning process,
volunteered with Garden Club and Boosters Club,
took photos for Jacksonville Review, Chamber, and other
non-profits, helped save and add interest to ScheffelThurston Park, served as a trolley and home tour history
docent, volunteered for Southern Oregon Historical
Society, coordinated Jacksonville Celebrates the Arts to
raise funds toward creating a new Community Center,

almost anyone in conversation.
One of Bill's greatest joys was a
good hike with his dog. He had a
keen sense of observation and an
interest in the natural world that
he loved to share with others.
A funeral mass was held at
St. Joseph's Catholic Mission on
Friday November 14, 2014.
Bill is survived by his wife
of 64 years, Althea Chesney
of Jacksonville; son, Bill Chesney of Montague, Calif.
and his wife, Diana Bellotti; daughter, Kathy Hoskin
of Central Point and her husband, Don; and Linda
Chesney of Ashland and her husband, Steve Koskella;
grandchildren, Jim and Rose Chesney, Wil and Kate Hoskin,
and Elli and Amelia Koskella; and great-grandchildren,
Brandon and Jacquelyn Chesney and June Koskella Brown.
The family expresses their gratitude to Rebecca Sandu
of Jacksonville Home Care for her kindness and care.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Southern
Oregon Humane Society or Saint Vincent De Paul
Society of Medford.
and touched virtually every civic celebration.
Here is a woman who loves life, works hard, creates
beautiful things, and celebrates community and
kindness and family. She is a grandma who would
make her pioneer ancestors oh so proud.
KATHIE OLSEN is a former newspaper columnist, a
nonprofit executive, a grandmother and a defender of the
planet (and those who inhabit it). You can read about her
novel TAKE ME TO MERCY and see her stories and poems
at www.kathieolsen.com. She and her husband, Charley Hoye
spend summer and fall in southern Oregon and winter and
spring on Martha’s Vineyard.

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Enjoy Great LOCAL Wines:
Recommendations for Christmas Dinner!
by Kate Nolte

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hristmas dinner in our family
consists of Prime Rib with
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potatoes, mixed vegetables and Yorkshire
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pudding, it’s a savory soft bread kind of a
roll made from batter consisting of eggs,
flour and milk…it’s hard to describe, but is
absolutely delicious and one of my favorites.
In this issue, I have recommendations for
some excellent local wines, one red and one
white from each winery, to pair with this
special once-a-year holiday dinner.
When Daisy Creek Vineyard was
asked what wines to pair with Christmas
dinner, they chose their 2010 Triple Play
and 2009 Lyon Red. The Triple Play is
an exceptional blend of 56% Roussanne,
17% Marsanne and 27% Viognier, a
light, crisp wine with hints of apricots
and peaches. The Lyon Red is a blend of
45% Syrah, 44% Merlot, and 11% Verdot
and has aromas of berries, sage and spices
and won a Gold Medal at the 2013 Sunriver
Sunfest competition and will complement
the holiday dinner flavors well. This time of
year, the winery is closed, but you can buy
their wine at the Jacksonville Inn Wine Shop.
A 2011 Cabernet Franc and 2013 Rose’
were chosen by Serra Vineyards. The
Cabernet Franc has berry notes, is fruitforward and has a nice warm mouth
feel. The Rose’ is made from Malbec and
Tempranillo grapes harvested by their
wine club family and friends and has nice
fruit flavors and slightly acidic which
helps to lighten this holiday meal and
pair well with all the different seasonings.
Quady North chose their first release
of a “Rhone style” red blend 2011
GSM- Grenache 35%, Syrah 31%, and
Mourvedre 34% which brings together
fruit and dark berry flavors, some tannins,
slight peppery notes and herbal qualities
that round-out this wine. The white, their

2013 Pistoleta, their “little gun” consisting
of 33% Roussanne, 31% Marsanne, 24%
Viognier and 11% Grenache Blanc is a
must-serve wine. I’m starting to see a
trend of blends to have with Christmas
dinner; I’m making a mental note of that!
I spoke too soon; Ledger David picked
their 2013 Primoris Chenin Blanc and 2011
Sangiovese, neither a blend but loaded
with flavor. The Chenin Blanc is their
signature wine with hints of peach, vanilla
and citrus. The Sangiovese has hints of
caramel and some tannins with berry
notes and spices that took a Silver Medal
at the 2012 World of Wine competition…
definitely a food-friendly wine.
2011 Anna Maria Applegate Valley
Tempranillo and Anna Maria Riesling
were chosen by Valley View Winery. The
Tempranillo is made from 100% estategrown grapes consisting of flavors of
cherry, plum and a little vanilla. It also is
a winner of two Gold Medals, one from
Greatest of the Grape and one from the
Oregon Wine Awards. The Riesling has
flavors of apricot with mild scents of herbs.
Roxy Ann Winery chose their 2010
Claret and their 2013 Sauvignon Blanc.
The Claret is a blend of 48% Cabernet
Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc, 20%
Merlot, 5% Malbec, and 2% Petit Verdot/
Carmenere that was aged 18 months in
New French and American Oak barrels.
This wine has abundant flavors of dark
berry, ripe cherry, vanilla oak with
slight tannins, coffee and leather notes.
The Sauvignon Blanc is made of 96%
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It is a very refreshing wine that exhibits
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Make sure you visit these local wineries
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hand bags and accessories, gloves, scarves & more! Pg. 33



From trains & games, educational toys, classic dolls, delightful
children’s books, puzzles and more…for kids of all ages! Pg. 34

Gifts every home gardener wants and loves… from Felco hand tools,
gardening gloves, bird houses to exotic Tillandsias and more! Pg. 24



Gifts galore to please the stylish woman in
your life…coats, dresses, jeans, hats, and so
much more in-store! Pg. 20

Outdoor, water-proof USA-made yard art in
various designs, shapes & sizes plus cuddly &
soft wool Pendleton bears! Pg. 40

Discover a world of classic home furnishings
with everything you need to create an
enchanting & stunning holiday home! Pg. 24




Best-priced sterling silver jewelry, famous lotion
candles, stylish scarves & more. Pg. 10

Best-dressed women will adore a new handbag,
designer fashions & accessories! Pg. 26

Fun pepper mills and LeCreuset Tea Kettles
for all your favorite cooks! Pg. 14


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Fair trade & eco-friendly gifts, inspirational stones, infinity scarves,
spiritual statuary, purses, jewelry, cards and much more! Pg. 31

Nothing says “holiday cheer” like a vintage sterling silver punch bowl
set…just one of hundreds of amazing antique gifts! Pg. 28

Beef-up the holidays with world-famous beef
jerky, steak strip, mustards, sauces and more
mouth-watering delights! Pg. 40


Healing stones, crystals, scarves, jewelry and
other inspirational gifts to help you care for
your mind and body. Pg. 31


Handcrafted steak knife sets from Santa Fe
made of onyx & sterling silver plus sterling
silver & fresh water pearl jewelry! Pg. 40


Pampering gifts for your favorite person from the “Eminence” skin
care line, plus day spa gift certificates and unique jewelry! Pg. 28

Find a treasure trove of gifts including everything Enamelware, plus
candles, greeting cards and everyone’s favorite fudge! Pg. 20



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Antique lovers will appreciate a thoughtful gift of vintage McCoy
pieces…plus a huge selection of glassware, pottery and more! Pg. 31

Carrying the region’s largest inventory of Jim Shore hand-made statuary…
and hundreds of American-made quilts & quilting supplies! Pg. 30

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