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My View by Whitman Parker, Publisher

Jacksonville Going to Pot I Hope Not!

hen expressing My View, its always penned

with a deliberate end in-mind, intent that
whats expressed will make a difference
and possibly shape public policy. On that note, Id like
to share my thoughts on a matter of utmost importance
that will impact Jacksonvilles futuremarijuana.
On January 5 at its first meeting of the New Year,
I was very pleased when the City Council passed an
Ordinance banning the establishment of medical and
recreational marijuana businesses in town. (Please see
City Snapshot on page 13 for a complete copy of the
Ordinance.) Although Council never mentioned the
possibility that allowing such shops could jeopardize our
Historic Landmark status with the Federal Government,
council made what I believe is a very practical decision,
nonetheless. The action effectively says there will be no
pot shops in Jacksonville, at least not until the issue goes
to a public vote in November. Having personally voted
against Measure 91, the statewide measure that legalized
the use of recreational marijuana, I reluctantly find myself
in the statewide minority on this issue. It gives me hope,
however, that a slim majority of Jacksonvilles voters
also opposed Measure 91. Im optimistic that many more
voters who supported legalization on a statewide basis
are in fact NIMBY (not in my backyard) voters and will
vote to keep pot shops out of their beloved city.

As said, while Im relieved that Council voted for the

ban, I wasnt relieved when it also decided to send the
issue to the voters in the November 8 General Election.
In my perfect world, the Council would not have
referred the issue to the voters and taken the risk of
being a target of a lawsuit.
I know many of you agree with me on this issue and
that others are shaking your heads and mumbling,
Parker is out of touchhes a prohibitionist. One
fact of life of sitting here in the publishers chair means
taking positive and negative pot shots. Sitting here also
includes making decisions on what to publicly support
on these pages and, of course, what not to support.
A publisher who claims the pages of his publication
doesnt include personal bias, is lying.
This fall, it will be up to the Jacksonville voters and
not the City Council to have the final word on banning
marijuana businesses in towna critical decision on
the course our community takes and a clear message
it wishes to send to the world about our values. Please
join me in supporting our City Council and its wellthought-out decision to ban marijuana dispensaries
within the city limits. Working jointly, we can shape
our future and make a difference in our Small Town
with Big Atmosphere.

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About the Cover

Taken last Christmas
Eve, this photograph is
the first in a series of
images by Jacksonville
City Councilor and
photographer Ken
Gregg. He sees the town
as much more than just
a collection of historic
photogenic buildings.
To him, its a colorful
vibrant community
of people who appreciate life's simple everyday
pleasures. In this photo, Ken captured locals Garris
& Jan Elkins taking Abby for her daily walk. Look
for more of his Life in Jacksonville imagery on his
Facebook page (
in the months ahead. Please see page 31 for a poem by
Frank De Luca that accompanies this image.

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Join the party on August 22 to 28, 2016 for seven days of exploring and indulging in the regions
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sip around town

Within a mile of Jacksonville, five exquisite wineries offer an astounding array of fine wines. From
in-town tasting rooms that offer music, food and enchanted gardens, to rural wineries featuring
expansive views of the valley and mountains from outdoor patios, Jacksonville has become the
destination for wine enthusiasts.

taste on the trail

While wine country is always picturesque, few settings are as strikingly beautiful as the Applegate
Valley. Here youll find a group of 18 unique wineries producing a diverse array of outstanding
wines. Just a short, meandering drive from Jacksonville.

listen, savor, unwind

Britt Music & Arts Festival is the Pacific Northwests premier outdoor performing arts festival.
Each June through September, Britt presents a series of concerts on an intimate and scenic hillside
amphitheater, with a signature mix of rock, folk, country, pop and bluegrass, and three weeks of
classical music. Share a bottle of local wine and sip under the stars.



Around The World with South Stage Cellars

With the Southern Oregon
wine region making worldwide headlines lately, this
is a great time to do some
pre-travel research from
the comfort of South Stage
Cellars historic tasting room
in Jacksonville.
Offering-up a 6-week, palette-pleasing
wine tasting adventure, each week you
can enjoy unique wine flavors paired
with regional foods from one of six
different wine regions around the world.
At the same time, youll be learning about
their unique history and culture from
recognized wine experts.
The wine and food selections take their
inspiration from wonderful global wine
regions including Spain and Portugal,
Italy and Germany, South America, South
Africa and New Zealand, and the three
regions of France. All food pairings will
be provided by popular local restaurants
including the Jacksonville Inn, Arbor
House, Pomodoris and Elements.

This fun and informative

tour features wine varietals
from the estate-grown grapes
of Quail Run Vineyards, right
here in Southern Oregon. The
not-to-be-missed experience
will enable wine enthusiasts
to taste Carmenre, Dolcetto,
Chardonnay, Pinotage, Grenache, Syrah,
Viognier, Pinot Blanc, and many others.
The fun starts soon, so book your
tickets and grab a seat for the first weekly
offering on Saturday, February 27, from
2:00-4:00pm. The adventure continues
through April 2.
Limited space is available. $25.00 per
person, per destination. Reservations are
open now to book for one, two, or all six
weeks with nice discounts for passengers
visiting all 6 destinations.
South Stage Cellars Tasting Room
is located in the heart of downtown
Jacksonville at 125 South 3rd Street. Call
541-899-9120 or visit www.southstagecellars.
com for more information.

Tim Balfour, Executive Director

Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce

Success for Pam Card is a Piece of Cake!

A Big Month for Southern Oregon Wine

Jacksonvilles Pam Card has been

passionate about cake for 25 years, when
she took her first cake decorating class
in the mid 1980s. Today, Mrs. Cards
Cakes is a full-scale, boutique bakery,
specializing in custom wedding cakes
and other sugary delights. After years of
crafting cupcakes, cookies and wedding
cakes for friends and clients in her home
kitchen, Pam decided it was time to
upscale her business and kitchen. Last
summer, part of the lower level of her
Jacksonville home was renovated into a
full-scale commercial kitchen thats as
beautiful as her cake creations. Pam says,
The commercial kitchen was designed by
my daughter and me, as a totally stateof-the-art facility that now allows me to
create original and unique creations. It
also has a beautiful tasting area for my
brides and grooms, where we sit down to
taste cake and discuss design details. Its
fun to see my clients faces as they see this
beautiful space for the first time.

Over the course of 25 years, Pams

confidence and skill has increased, thanks
in part to taking a myriad of classes
from internationally-known instructors.
Pam says, I started traveling and taking
different classes from instructors such
as Ron Ben Isreal, Bronwen Webber,
Minnette Rushing, Susan Careberry,
Mike McCarry, Nicholas Lodge and
many others. This year, in addition to
attending the Ultimate Bridal Fair, Pam
will also turn from student to teacher as
she expand Mrs. Cards Cakes and offers
classes in the bakery, including cookie,
cake decorating and sugar flower classes.
Pam works by appointment only and
encourages you to learn more about
her and Mrs. Cards Cakes online at and on Facebook/
mrscardscakesjacksonville. Please see her
ad on page 24 of this issue and reach her
directly at 541-601-2253.
Photo by Lahna Marie Photography

The New Year in the Southern

Oregon wine industry got off to a
splendid start thanks to international
acclaim and attention from Wine
Enthusiast Magazine and the San
Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition!
Wine Enthusiast Magazine, one of the
worlds premier and most-respected
magazines on the subject, named
Ashland, Oregon one of its 10 Best
Wine Travel Destinations for 2016. In so
doing, its editors noted, Each year our
editors traipse the globe in search of the
worlds most exciting wine destinations.
From the iconic Old World to surprising
newcomers, the list will shape your
travel year to come. For 2016, Wine
Enthusiasts favorite wine travel spots
include, Bordeaux, France, Margaret
River, Australia, Alto Adige, Italy,
Basque Country, Spain, Franschhoek,
South Africa, Alentejo, Portugal and
Burgenland, Austria. Making the elite list
of United States must-visit destinations
is Las Vegas, Nevada, Paso Robles,
California and Ashland, Oregon.
It didnt take long for the magnitude of
the article to sink-in regionally with local
wine experts, all of whom agreed that
Wine Enthusiast got it right about what
Southern Oregon offers. Wine Enthusiasts
Paul Gregutt noted, The Story of Oregon
wine no longer begins and ends with
Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, as many
of the states most exciting new offerings
hail from Southern Oregon.

In addition to the Top 10 article, a

full-page ad featuring Jacksonville,
Oregon, as the Heart of Southern
Oregon Wine Country also ran in the
issuesee a copy on page 4 of this issue!
Knowing the global marketing power
of Wine Enthusiast, the ad was created
and funded by local business leaders
in cooperation with the Jacksonville
Chamber of Commerce and Business
Association. Recognizing the value
associated with marketing Jacksonville
as a must-see Southern Oregon wine
destination, local business leaders
are hopeful that many of Enthusiasts
massive readership will plan trips to
Jacksonville and Ashland.
On Jacksonville specifically, the
Enthusiast editors were pleased, calling
it a charmingly authentic gold-mining
town, while pointing-out the abundant
wines poured at South Stage Cellars
tasting room and DANCIN Vineyards
lineup of wines and pizzas. Further
west, the editors praised Cowhorn
Vineyard and Red Lily Vineyards in the
Applegate Valley and also recognized
other local favorites, including RoxyAnn
Winery and Belle Fiore Winery.
In conjunction with the accolades
bestowed upon Southern Oregon
by Wine Enthusiast, the results of the
2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine
Competition were announced, with
several local wineries taking home
abundant medals!

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Find the Britt Orchestra in Unusual

Places this Year
2016 is going to be a year of exploration
for Britt. Simply put, we are going to try
new things. First, we will kick off the
New Year with the much-anticipated
Valentines Gala featuring China Forbes,
of Pink Martini, with Music Director
Teddy Abrams on Piano, Dave Anderson
on bass (Principal Bass, Britt Orchestra
and Louisiana Philharmonic) and
Theresa McCoy on
drums (Principal
Timpani, Rogue
Valley Symphony
and Britt Orchestra
extra). This
wonderful musicfilled evening will take place at The Inn
at the Commons, in the hotels beautiful
newly-remodeled ballroom on Thursday,
February 11. Festivities will include
a hosted South Stage Cellars wine
reception, gourmet dinner by Larks and
a world-class intimate concert. The allinclusive ticket price is $125. All proceeds
will benefit your Britt Orchestra.
On the same night as the Valentines
Gala, Teddy Abrams will announce the
2016 Britt Orchestra season. Without
divulging too much information, I can
promise you that this season will offer
up something for everyonewhether
you are a traditionalist, or prefer a more
modern twist to your orchestral music
experience, you should be very pleased
with the world-class guest artists and
diverse program offerings this year.
In celebration of the National
Park Services centennial, Britt has
commissioned composer Michael Gordon
to write a site-specific piece inspired by

Crater Lake National Park (CLNP), to

be premiered by the Britt Orchestra July
29th and 30th, 2016 at the lake. Crater
Lake is a spiritual place for the Klamath
Tribes (which include the Klamath,
Modoc and Yahooskin); the story of
Crater Lake's origin has been handed
down through thousands of generations
as it is part of their original lands and is
sacred to their people.
Members of the tribes
drumming group will
perform a blessing
ceremony to honor
the occasion and will
perform alongside the
Britt Orchestra for the main performance.
There will be three performances per
day in order to connect as many people
as possible to the music and landscape;
the performances will be free and open to
the public. Britt has blocked the Prospect
Hotel and a limited number of rooms in the
Crater Lake Lodge, for those that would
like to make a weekend of it. Call Sky Loos
at 541-690-3855 for more information.
In closing, Id like to give thanks to
the Britt Orchestras many supporters;
donations from individuals saw a strong
increase in 2015, with record-breaking
contributions to the Sam and Hannelore
Enfield Classical Annual Fund. This
support is vital to the orchestras
continued financial stability, and we
are extremely appreciative to those who
value the impact that the performing arts
have in our community.
Comments or questions for Britt Festivals?
Email Donna at Visit Britt
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New Associate Joins Jacksonville Insurance

Dan & Ginny Buck, owners of

Jacksonville Insurance, are pleased to
announce that Jodie Baldwin is the newest
associate to join the firm. Jodie is licensed
to sell and service all lines of insurance.
Jodie grew up in Kentfield, California
with her four sisters and mother. She
brings a vast array of business experience
with her, having worked as a top
Account Executive for Countrywide
for over ten years. In addition, Jodie
operated a real estate and mortgage
solutions center where she assisted her
clients with investment property matters.
Later, she worked as an Insurance
Producer, and then as a Life Specialist for
State Farm in Larkspur, California.

In 2012, she and her Chihuahua, Elton,

moved to Medford, and within a month,
she met her husband, Shawn, and his
Beagle, Kahlua. When not working, Jodie
also enjoys attending classic car events
and hot-rod cruises, snowboarding,
wake-boarding, photography, and
baking. She is also the proud owner of "J.
Bakes," her at-home baking business that
specializes in cookies, brownies and bars.
Dan and Ginny note, Jodie has
been a great asset to our agencyis
knowledgeable, helpful and our clients
love her!
Reach Jodie at Jacksonville Insurance at
541-899-7076 and see their ad on page 14.

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Principal Broker

Principal Broker

Jacksonville Cleaning Company

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Anna Mendoza, owner of the

Jacksonville Cleaning Company, is
pleased to announce that shes up
and running after a brief respite to
deal with a health issue in 2015. Anna
says, "It's a NEW YEARits time for


While working in a supervisory

role and cleaning part-time, Anna has
been training new employees in order
to expand her cleaning business. At
this time, she is accepting new clients
and encourages anyone interested to
schedule a consultation and cleaning
estimate for weekly, semi-weekly or
monthly services. In addition to her
successful cleaning business, Anna
also makes time for Liquid Therapy,
a wine and food venture featuring
private wine & food pairing events in
the comfort of ones home!
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The Lock House Hair Salon has relocated to 186 E. California Street, bringing new
vitality to the street. Lock House owner Sarah Farnsworth and her new business
partner Ella Barnett, whos been with Lock House for 4 years, relocated the salon in
early January after being presented with an incredible opportunity to move to the
spot. Farnsworth, a 17-year Jacksonville resident, first opened Lock House in October,
2011 on South 3rd Street. Joining Sarah and Ella is Vanessa Farnsworth. Reach Sarah at
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Oysters & Ale

by Hannah West, Southern Oregon Artists Resource

...& other good February things

Join us in the Bella Saloon & Patio every Thursday for
free beer tastings & $1 BBQ Oysters!

February O +A

Two Kilts
Silver Moon
Arch Rock

Valentines Day

Sunday, February 14th

Wine & dine your Valentine!

Featuring menu specials just for Valentines Day
Oak Smoked Prime Rib
Wild Alaskan Salmon
Jumbo Shrimp Scampi
Reservations taken for parties of 6 or more

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"Rogue Valley" by Kathleen Hoevet

Naked Art: No Mats ~ No Frames ~
Great DealsOur Naked Art exhibit
continues through February 28. This is a
great opportunity to collect art from your
favorite artists. Unmatted, unframed, and
offered at a great savings, all artwork is
available to take home upon purchase.
A retrospective of the unframed works
of Elaine Witteveen continues in
conjunction with Naked Art.
New Member!We are excited to
welcome our newest artist member,
Catherine Anderson, AWS. Anderson and
her husband moved to Jacksonville from
Maine last May, so it is also a pleasure to
welcome her as a neighbor. This artists
accomplishments are wide-ranging, from
acceptance to countless prestigious juried
shows and signature status in numerous
artist organizationsincluding the coveted
American Watercolor Societyto the
publication of a watercolor answers book
and the selection of her paintings to decorate
film sets and the homes of household names
in the motion picture industry.
While Anderson is best known for her
watercolor paintings, she also paints
in acrylic using a completely different
technique for a unique style. She
participates in the Naked Art show with
a selection of small acrylics. Please visit
Catherines website
to learn more about the artist and view
some of her watercolor paintings.
Art Presence Off-site Exhibits
Pioneer Village: Catie Faryl
RetrospectiveWe live in times that
test the soul; art is a way of trying to
understand. The artworks of Catie
Faryl address the ambiguity and
poignancy of the human condition.
Through a study of personal,
political, environmental and social
issues and the world we live in,
she creates watercolors, etchings
and oil paintings to shed light and
raise questions on difficult topics,

using humor, balance, insight and

gravity to make these issues less
intimidating to the viewer. The
artwork on display is a retrospective
from Faryls first show in 1995, with
one painting representing each of
the 20 years since. The show opens
Thursday, February 11, with a
reception from 4-6pm the same day,
and continues until April 28.
Jacksonville Library, Naversen
Room: Elaine Witteveen
Retrospective. Framed works by
the late and highly-esteemed Elaine
Witteveen will be on display in the
Naversen Room from January 11 to
April 4, 2016.
Whats Happening Upstairs?
Every Monday, 1pm3pm: Bring
your pencils and sketchbook and
draw professional models from life
in our Figure Drawing studio. No
need to register, just show up ready
to draw! Only $10/session.
Jacksonville Chinese New Year
CelebrationYear of the Monkey:
Art Presence is delighted to
participate in Jacksonvilles Chinese
New Year celebration for the
Year of the Monkey! Details to be
Reserve our upstairs room for your
class, workshop or meeting! Contact
Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057.
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.

Focus on Hanley Farm

by Rion Glynn, Agricultural Manager

No-Till Garden Research Project

s it possible to maintain a home

garden in a way that is lowmaintenance, conserves water, and
meets the nutritional needs of a family
living in the Rogue Valley?
The Hanley Farm agricultural program
plans to conduct a research project
during the 2016 growing season, seeking
to answer this question using the NoTill method. The No-Till method uses
wood chip mulch as the primary soil
amendment in order to reverse soil
erosion, increase soil fertility, and reduce
the need for irrigation.
While the threat of drought continues
to threaten agriculture within the Rogue
Valley, it is important to discover new
methods of growing food that require


less irrigation and reverse the effects of

soil erosion.
The No-Till Garden Research
Project will provide the foundation for
drought-tolerant gardening and overall
food security in the Rogue Valley for
years to come.
For more information on the NoTill Garden Research Project, and
how to tour the No-Till garden, please
contact the Agricultural Manager at, like us on
Facebook at Hanley Farm, and follow us on
Instagram at HanleyFarm_Notill.
Hanley Farm, owned and operated by
the Southern Oregon Historical Society,
is located at 1053 Hanley Road, between
Jacksonville and Central Point.

The Unfettered Critic

by Paula Block Erdmann & Terry Erdmann



Make Your Own New Kind of Music

emember the slogan, Dont

trust anybody over 30? It was
a centerpiece of the generation
gap, that sprang up in the 1960s.
Well, a variant of that slogan has
come back to haunt us: Dont trust
anyone under 30. And were hearing it,
surprisingly, from music fans.
In the 50s, listeners, young and old
alike, approved of mainstream music. It
came mainly from big bands or smaller
groups featuring great singers: Frank
Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole.
Then the music altered as early rock n
roll drew younger earsthink Elvis and
Little Richard. Parents were horrified, but
not for long. The
innovative trend
quickly diminished,
replaced by
music with less
singers: Frankie
Avalon, Fabian,
Bobby Rydell. Even
Elvis relaxed into
Christmas tunes
and Las Vegas
openings. Promoters
of the harder sounds
retreated, while disappointed rockers
dreamed of something wilder.
Then the British Invasion landedand
their dreams came true. The Beatles, the
Stones, The Kinks, with their amplified
volume and unruly hair, thrilled kids and
frightened parents. The press dubbed the
split the generation gap. All was well,
as fans sincerely sang along: Hope I die
before I get old.
Corporate record executives saw
fortune in the wind and spread their
contractual wings. They recorded young
talent: Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Jimi
Hendrix. But the execs also recalled that
a portion of the public had accepted the
less authentic Fabian. So they turned out
stylizedand profitablerecordings by
manufactured bands, from The Archies
in the 60s to One Direction in the 2010s.
These imitators dont have to play their
instruments; studio musicians do it for
them. These vocalists dont have to sing
in tune; recording techniques fix flaws
flawlessly. Long time listeners of real
music noticeand turn away. Some
follow only their favorite artists, or talent
that sounds like their favorite artists, and
reject newer music just because its new.

And sometimes theyre blatantly

wrong for doing so.
We bring this up because a friend
recently said: I sampled about a minute
each of The Top Five Songs of 2015. A
minute of each was all I could stand.
Another concurred, Am I the only
person in the world who doesnt know
who Adele is? The conversation soon
revealed that they dont want to know.
Thats unfortunate. While we
sympathize with our friends, we note
that theyre stuck in time. A number of
genuinely great young musicians deserve
our attention. The above mentioned
Adele, for instance. Shes a throwback
to the soulful
sounds that the
deniers cling to.
Adele Laurie
Blue Adkins
was born in
London in
1988. Calling
herself simply
Adele, she
won an Oscar,
a Grammy,
and a Golden
Globe for the
title song to the 2015 James Bond flick,
Skyfall. Her current album, 25, was
released in November, and within days
it commanded forty-eight percent of
all music sales in the worldin spite
of those who dismiss her the way
critics dismissed the early Beatles. Yes,
25 is an instant best seller, but that
doesnt mean its a corporate, artificial
productAdele is an artist who can
excel in front of a sophisticated audience
without a microphone or sound altering
amplification. Her vocals reveal elements
of Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald. Just
check out her latest single, titled Hello.
Youll understand. We predict that shes
a likely recipient at a future Kennedy
Center Honors ceremony. Sure, Adele
sings a little more like Barbara Streisand
than Janis Joplin, but that aint bad.
Besides, shes from London, which makes
her a part of the British Invasion.
She just arrived a little late.
Paula and Terry each have long impressivesounding resumes implying that they are
battle-scarred veterans of life within the
Hollywood studios. Theyre now happily
relaxed into Jacksonville.

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2015 Report Card: A Well-Deserved

Bow for VolunteersIts still a little
difficult to accept that 2015 is behind us
and that 2016 lies ahead. I am always
amazed and a bit overwhelmed when
we start the planning process but then
am inspired when I look back at what
was accomplished in the previous
year. Of course, none of this would
be possible without our dedicated
volunteers and the very generous
donations from so many of you. For that
I am sincerely grateful and appreciative.
Maintenance of the Cemetery
GroundsDuring 2015, we had four
Community Cemetery Clean-up Days
on March 14, May 16, September 19, and
October 3. Over 120 volunteers donated
311 hours cleaning-up weeds, leaves,
downed branches and limbs. Another
450 hours of volunteer time was directed
toward cleaning Interpretive Panels, the
Interpretive Center, restocking brochures,
ongoing grounds maintenance,
placement, maintenance and removal of
flags on our Veterans grave sites, and
other related activities.
Marker RestorationTrained
volunteers contributed 75.5 hours
in restoration work on twenty grave
markers, two large urns, and the
placement of three new markers on
previously- unmarked grave sites. We also
assisted with two major restoration projects
that were undertaken by a professional
contractor hired by the FOJHC, to restore
the entry steps into the Samuel Taylor
Family Block, and the curbing around the
William Bybee grave site, both in the City
Section of the cemetery.
Marker CleaningOur volunteers
cleaned 98 markers and a set of urns
during the 2015 cleaning season, on the
third Saturday of the month in April, and
June through September. They donated
215 hoursafter several years of these
marker-cleaning workshops, you can
really notice the difference as you walk
the grounds. The total number of markers
cleaned this year was slightly down from
last year as the volunteers worked on
much larger markers and monuments
requiring additional time to clean.
Cemetery ToursIt was a very busy
year for tours and our docents who
really enjoyed sharing the history of
the cemetery with our guests. Some of
those visiting were from the Medford
Alternative School, Ashland Middle
School, Crater High School, alumni
from UC Berkeley, travel writers, the

Jacksonville Cub Scouts, Eagle Point

High School art classes, 3rd-graders
from Central Point and the Society of
Architectural Historians. In all, the tours
included 450 visitors and some 83.5 hours
of volunteer time.
In addition, our History Saturday
Program on the second Saturday of the
month, drew another 205 visitors with
our volunteers contributing 82 hours
with their presentations. Our attendance
numbers were down a little but I am
confident that was related to the amount
of smoke in the Valley as a result of
forest fires, as well as the extremely hot
summer heat.
Meet the PioneersOur 10thAnniversary show was a huge success
and another sell-out with 700 people
attending the two evenings of tours.
This is a major undertaking and requires
a small army of dedicated and loyal
volunteers to pull-off. Our fabulous cast
of twenty players contributed 240 hours
presenting their stories during the 30
tours. This does not include the many
hours they spent finalizing their scripts
and in rehearsals preparing for the tours
or the time spent on costumes. Our staff
that guided tour groups around the
tour route, served refreshments to our
volunteers, staffed the ticket and will-call
desk, directed traffic, boarded the bus
and passed out programs contributed
another 266.5 hours during the two day
event. Another 50 hours was spent on
pre-event ticket sales and approximately
110 hours on set-up for the tours. In
total 666.5 hours was contributed by our
volunteers in presenting this years Meet
the Pioneers. In addition, our Research
Committee, who started their work in
January, put in many hours in meetings
and researching stories and preparing draft
scripts to present to our Players. Their time
is not reflected in the above numbers.
VisitorsIn addition to those who
attended one of our prearranged tours
or events, over 1,200 visitors signed
our Visitor's Register, located in the
Interpretive Center. This is a pretty
impressive number when you consider
that the majority of those visiting do not
take the time, or choose not to, sign the
register. These visitors were from all
over the United Sates and from around
the world. I am pleased to say that the
Jacksonville Historic Cemetery continues
to be a major attraction to those visiting
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Pioneer Profiles:

William Hoffman Merchant and Public Servant

by Carolyn Kingsnorth
In the mid-1800s, the promise of gold and free land lured fortune seekers and settlers to the
newly formed Oregon Territory. They were soon followed by merchants who amassed their own
wealth selling supplies to the miners and farmers. This on-going series shares the stories of
these pioneers and their times.

hen William Hoffman arrived

in Jacksonville in the fall of
1853, he brought his own
goldsix marriageable daughters, a
treasure indeed to the many bachelors
who had been lured to the Rogue Valley
by its promised riches of mining and free
land. Unlike these young adventurers,
Hoffman was not a fortune seeker. He
was 51 and already well established in
business, politics, and community when
he left it all
behind in
Indiana and
brought his
family on
the arduous
across the
had been
born in
Baltimore, Maryland,
in 1801 to a family of
German heritage, so
spoke both German
and English. When
he turned 13, he
started making his
own way in the world,
beginning his business life as a clerk in
a mercantile establishment. Two years
later, Hoffman opened his own store in
partnership with a cousin.
Opportunity took Hoffman to the
Ohio frontier, and at age 20 he became
business manager of, and then partner in,
a large mercantile business in Cincinnati.
However, in 1824, at the behest of family
members, he returned to Maryland.
Following the deaths of his parents,
Hoffman had few remaining East Coast
ties. He again moved west, opening his
own store in 1835 in Fountain County,
Indiana. A year later, he returned to
Maryland long enough to marry Caroline
Shafer, the daughter of another German
American family. She proved to be a
good match for him in background,
temperament, and aspirations.
Hoffman prospered in Indiana,
becoming prominent in business, church,
and politics. In 1840, he was elected
County Recorder, an office he held for the
next 12 years.
However, by 1853, Caroline was
suffering from severe asthma. Her
brother-in-law, Dr. Henry McKinnell,
recommended a change of scenethe far
west. So in April of that year, Hoffman
packed up his family and headed for
Oregon. Their party consisted of William
and Caroline, their six daughters,
Hoffmans two unmarried sisters, his
married sister and her husband Dr.
McKinnell, and seven hired hands.
There were five wagons, nine yoke of
oxen, seven cows, a heavy carriage for
the Hoffman family, and four horses. En
route, several more families joined them,
and for a period of time they traveled
with a Missionary Train of MethodistEpiscopal ministers.
Hoffmans trip diary emphasizes a
continuous search for food and water for
the livestock and game and firewood for
the travelers, but his biggest complaint
was the clouds of mosquitoes that
followed them. On October 31
Halloweenthe Hoffman wagon train
reached Jacksonville.
The Hoffmans and McKinnells initially
settled into a log cabin near Phoenix,
Oregon. It was undoubtedly crowded but
made more habitable by placing two of
their wagons next to the cabin to be used
as additional bedrooms. All six daughters
slept in the attic, reached by a ladder.
Hoffman and McKinnell tried their

hands at farming, an occupation for

which they were ill-equipped. Two years
later, after losing thousands of dollars,
McKinnell moved to Portland where he
established a successful medical practice.
Hoffman was elected County Auditor
under the Territorial Government and
Justice of the Peace, and moved his
family to Jacksonville. Their initial town
house was a small, hastily-built cabin on
North Oregon Street where the TouVelle
House now
in 1859,
became the
first elected
Clerk of
County and
served for
six years. In that year
he was also appointed
a U.S. Commissioner.
A year later, Hoffman
became the first
president of the
Jacksonville Board of
Trustees and served
as trustee until 1863. Hoffman was also a
land agent and an insurance agent.
In 1866, Hoffman had sufficiently
recouped his fortunes to have his old
residence torn down and a new 1
story residence constructed on the
same site. [Portions of that house were
subsequently incorporated into the
TouVelle House kitchen and library.]
That same year, Hoffman retired from
public life and opened a first class tin
and stove establishment with Henry
Klippel on the first floor of the McCully
building in Jacksonville. He maintained
other business interests as well, acting
as notary public, land conveyancer, and
supplier of books and stationery up until
two years prior to his death in 1885.
From the age of 16, the church also
played a prominent role in Hoffmans
life. In 1817, he had become a member
of the German Reformed Church. When
only 23, he had been elected a church
elder. In Indiana, Hoffman and Caroline
joined the Presbyterian Church, and he
was named a ruling elder of the church in
Covington, Indiana.
In Oregon, Hoffman was an influential
figure in the organization and support
of Jacksonvilles Presbyterian Church.
The church was formally organized in
his home, he served as Sunday school
superintendent from its inception, and he
and his son-in-law C.C. Beekman became
trustees of the church when the historic
Presbyterian Church building was
constructed in 1880.
And the booming town of Jacksonville
afforded the Hoffman daughters
attractive marriage prospects. His eldest,
Mary, married businessman George T.
Vining; Julia married banker Cornelius
C. Beekman; Anna wed furniture maker/
builder David Linn; Emma married
lawyer and politician George B. Dorris;
and Florence married Judge T.H.B.
Shipley. Youngest daughter Kate stayed
at home and cared for her parents
until their deaths. In 1902 at age 52,
Kate married a distant cousin, tinsmith
Horace J. Hoffman.
Next month well mark the 100th
anniversary of the TouVelle House with a
profile of Judge Frank TouVelle.
Pioneer Profiles is a project of Historic
Jacksonville, Inc. Visit us at www. and follow us on
Facebook (historicjville) for upcoming events
and more Jacksonville history.



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s the New Year begins, we

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have a Social Security strategy. Many
people may not realize that when to
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a sliding scale to determine your FRA
depending on when you were born:

The latest you can begin to receive

your SS benefits is age 70. Like a
reduction for filing before your
FRA, you get an increase, a Delayed
Retirement Credit (DRC), of 8% per year
from FRA to age 70. So if your FRA is
66, your maximum benefit would then
be 132% of your FRA benefit, and if
your FRA is 67, your maximum benefit
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between collecting lower benefits earlier
and delaying for larger benefits occurs
in your late 70s to early 80s.
Spousal benefits have also been a
feature of the SSA, enabling a lowerearning spouse to claim up to 50% of the
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than their own benefit. As long as you
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higher-earning spouse would file for
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age 70 to maximize benefits. During this
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Rotary Looking Ahead to 2016

o wrap-up their 2015 year

of service to the community,
Jacksonville Rotary Club
members donated and
wrapped presents for three
specially-chosen and deserving
families over the holidays.
The gifts were delivered on
Saturday December, 19th with
Santa Claus leading the way.
Club leaders note that in
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further improvements to
Hanley Farm, site of the clubs
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In other club news, under the direction
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A Few Minutes with the Mayor

by Paul Becker

My Predictions for The New Year

ast month, a friend complained

to me about reading newspaper
headlines declaring what a
bad year 2016 will be. Her reaction
was to avoid reading these columns
all together... and who could blame
her? We seem to get enough bad news
without some writer trying to tell us
that more is coming. Gloom and doom
sells and media pundits know it. Having
that, here are a
few of my own
knows this
is an election
year. At least
they ought to
know with every television newscaster
talking about nothing else. So here is my
first prediction. On November 8th the
public will vote for the next President
of the United States. On November
9th, regardless of who wins, the losing
candidates supporters will declare that
the country is doomed.
Monex, and other firms like it, will still
be touting gold and silver as the best and
safest form of investment. What they
wont mention is that gold started in 1979
around $230 an ounce, finished the year
at $625 and hit a then, all-time high of
$850 in 1980. Today the price is only 25%
higher. The price of silver traded between
$20 and $25 per ounce in December, 1979.
Today silver averages $14.00 per ounce.
You would have been better off investing
in eggs which have doubled in price!
Gasoline is now cheaper to buy
than water. This will continue as long
as the Sunni Saudi Arabians and the
Shiite Iranians continue to hate each
other, and as long as fracking is legal in
Fracking will remain legal in
Pennsylvania because farmers will
continue to prefer clipping their dividend
coupons from the oil producers instead
of raising dairy cows.
The age of driverless cars is dawning.
Google's new model with no steering
wheel and no pedals is well along in
development. Seniors, even those without

a license, will be able to sit in their car,

instruct it where to go, and then take
a nap while driving. This, in-turn, will
necessitate a change in policing the roads.
Officers will first have to tell the driver to
wake up before saying "pull over."
The 2 Dollar bill will make a comeback.
In earlier times it was called a deuce. A
deuce was also another term for the devil
causing some to shun the bill thinking it
It was also
with ladies
of the night
whose fee
was two
Since the
devil has
become more popular in American
culture, and since two dollars couldn't
buy a kiss at a charity bazaar much less
a tryst with a woman on a street corner,
the 2 Dollar bill will simply be another
form of currency. This will serve as some
value to the Dollar Store chain which can
double its sales by converting to a Two
Dollar Store.
The science of ocular photography
has developed the ability to photograph
inside the eye by combining the camera
with a microscope. One of Apple's
research programs is to reduce the
required equipment to the size of an
iPhone which already has built-in digital
camera capabilities. Using software with
advanced algorithms, Apple is hoping
to advance this technology to an even
higher level where it will be possible to
determine whether someone is telling the
truth simply by pointing their iPhone at
them. Collecting internal data from the
eye, then processing that information
and matching it against similar data from
known prevaricators, will enable one to
know if the other person is lying.
I predict that when Apple announces
this new iPhone, at least half of our
Congress will either resign or retire.
And that Dear Reader is the limit to my
ability as a prognosticator for this coming
year. Wasn't that better than the gloom
and doom in the media?

City Snapshot
City Not Going to Potfor NowAt
the first City Council meeting of the
New Year, action was taken on several
fronts including implementation of a ban
on medical and recreational marijuana
dispensaries in the city limits. The
Council also agreed to refer the matter
to the voters, placing the issue on the
November 8 General Election ballot
where registered voters will have the
final say on cannabis-related businesses
operating in town. In the meantime, the
ban will remain, essentially shutting
down pot shops within the city limits
for this calendar year. The complete
Ordinance passed by Council is shown
on this page.
In Other Council ActionCouncil
approved an Ordinance that essentially
clarified and re-codifed a long-standing
portion of city code related to the
admission tax added to and collected for
event tickets in excess of $15.
City Administrator Jeff Alvis notified
Council that his office had received
permits from the Army Corps of
Engineers and the Department of
Environmental Quality needed to
proceed with notching the citys aging
reservoir and increasing the size of
the spillway. Alvis said the city will be

sending out Requests for Proposals in

the coming weeks for the scope of work
and that removal could commence as
soon as late spring or early summer. The
final design was a compromise to assure
public safety but still be affordable for
Jacksonville. The dam removal project
has been in the works for years and is
mandated by the State of Oregon for
flood hazard prevention measures.
Council President ElectedCity
Councilor David Jesser will serve again
in 2016 as the City Council President
after being elected to the post by his
fellow councilors. The Council President
takes the role and place of the Mayor
when needed, generally in cases when
the Mayor is unable to attend a meeting
or function.
With passage of a Resolution, Mayor
Becker formalized several new citizen
volunteer appointments to the Planning
Commission, HARC, Budget Committee,
Public Safety Committee, Parking
Committee, Transient Lodging Tax
Committee, Parks Committee, and Land
& Buildings Committee.
For Jacksonville City Council Meeting
Minutes, Agendas/Packets and Audio Files,
please visit and click
on the City Council tab.

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please visit and click on the City Council tab.


A. Whereas, the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act, as amended by
House Bill 3400 (2015) provides that the Oregon Health Authority
will register medical marijuana processing sites and medical
marijuana dispensaries;
B. Whereas, Measure 91, which the voters adopted in November
2014, directs the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to license
the production, processing, wholesale, and retail sale of
recreational marijuana;
C. Whereas, section 134 of HB 3400 provides that a city council may
adopt an ordinance to be referred to the electors of the city
prohibiting the establishment of certain state-registered and
state-licensed marijuana businesses in the area subject to the
jurisdiction of the city;
D. Whereas, the city council wants to refer the question of whether
to prohibit recreational marijuana producers, processors,
wholesalers and/or retailers, as well as medical marijuana
processors and medical marijuana dispensaries to the voters of
the City of Jacksonville.
Marijuana means the plant Cannabis family Cannabaceae, any part
of the plant Cannabis family Cannabaceae and the seeds of the
plant Cannabis family Cannabaceae.
Marijuana processing site means an entity registered with the Oregon
Health Authority to process medical marijuana.
Marijuana processor means an entity licensed by the Oregon Liquor
Control Commission to process marijuana.
Marijuana producer means an entity licensed by the Oregon Liquor
Control Commission to manufacture, plant, cultivate, grow or harvest
Marijuana retailer means an entity licensed by the Oregon Liquor
Control Commission to sell marijuana items to a consumer in this state.
Marijuana wholesaler means an entity licensed by the Oregon Liquor
Control Commission to purchase items in this state for resale to a
person other than a consumer.
Medical marijuana dispensary means an entity registered with the
Oregon Health Authority to transfer medical marijuana.
BAN DECLARED. As described in section 134 of House Bill 3400 (2015), the
City of Jacksonville hereby prohibits the establishment and operation of
the following in the area subject to the jurisdiction of the city:
(a) Marijuana processing sites;
(b) Medical marijuana dispensaries;
(c) Marijuana producers;
(d) Marijuana processors;
(e) Marijuana wholesalers;
(f) Marijuana retailers.
EXCEPTION. The prohibition set out in this ordinance does not apply
to a marijuana processing site or medical marijuana dispensary that
meets the conditions set out in subsections 6 or 7 of section 134,
section 136, or section 137 of House Bill 3400 (2015).
REFERRAL. This ordinance shall be referred to the electors of the city
of Jacksonville at the next statewide general election on Tuesday,
November 8, 2016.
EMERGENCY. This ordinance being necessary for the immediate
preservation of the public peace, health and safety, an emergency is
declared to exist, and this ordinance shall be in full force and effect on
the date of its passage.
Signed by me in open session in authentication of its passage this 5th
day of Janaury, 2016.

Paul Becker, Mayor


Boosters Club News

Chamber Chat

by Mike McClain, President

by Tim Balfour, Executive Director

Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce

Serving Jacksonville

n behalf of the Jacksonville

Boosters Club, let me wish
Review readers a happy and
healthy New Year. The Boosters Club
is coming-off a busy holiday season,
having taken on an active role in the
annual Jacksonville Victorian Christmas
celebration, another
grand affair. Besides
this, we accomplished
a final major cleanup
of the year at the Peter
Britt Gardens and then
enjoyed our annual
Holiday Party at the
U.S. Hotel ballroom,
which included our
awards ceremony. The
Presidents Award,
which goes to the
Boosters member
who has provided the
most assistance to the
President, was awarded
to Lori Buerk for her hours of time
and imminent patience devoted to this
President. The Boosters of the Year
Award went to Terry Erdmann and
Paula Block Erdmann who, as a team
and couple, are an integral part of this
amazing volunteer organization. I cant
think of a single Boosters project or
activity that they havent had a hand in
and for which they havent participated
with enthusiasm and cheer.
Id also like to highlight a project that
took place on November 30 and only
required 1 hours of rather intense
work. The project, under the direction of
the Weed Wrangler, Bob Budesa, took
place at the Jacksonville Woodlands
Chinese Diggings Trail on the Britt Hill.
Here, a section of the trail was in-need of
some help that had become a catch basin
for water during the winter, resulting
in a mud hole that caused hikers and
runners to slip. This section of the
trail was fixed on November 30 with
16 of us working with wheelbarrows,
shovels, rakes, grubs, etc. What was
most pleasing to me is that these 16
men and women represented three
different Jacksonville volunteer
organizations: The Jacksonville
Woodlands Association, The Forest Park
Volunteers and the Boosters Club. With
granite and gravel provided by the City

of Jacksonville (another partner), we

were able to create a French drain at the
bottom of the trouble spot. We wheeledin and spread multiple loads of minus
rock and granite to the drain area and
all along the bad trail area, creating a
safer trail environment. We were so

efficient in our work that we had time

and energy left to do some needed trail
work on the close-by French Gulch area
and also hauled minus to that section
of the trail.
The work session was very gratifying.
For one, it brought together three
organizations with a common goal; we are
not in competition as all simply strive to
follow the Boosters mission, To advance
the general welfare and improvement of
Jacksonville. For another, it was concrete
proof to me that the numerous civic and
volunteer organizations our town is
blessed with need to coordinate together
on more projects as we continue to
improve our quality of life in Jacksonville.
The Boosters Club has had great
success working with the Jacksonville
Garden Club, the Britt Festival, the
City of Jacksonville, the Friends of the
Jacksonville Historic Cemetery and others.
On November 30, we added two more
partners and are already looking forward
to working together again. Finally, it was
a fun morning with great camaraderie and
donuts from Ray's and hot coffee from
Lori Buerk.
If you are interested in becoming a
Jacksonville Boosters member, please
contact us at info@jacksonvilleboosters.
org. Wed love to have you join our
spirited group.

The Next Big Thing is Here!

ver since I moved here in 2004,

people have been saying that
Southern Oregons wine region
was on the verge of breaking out and
becoming the next big thing. Well, it
looks like those predictions are coming to
fruition now.
The big news is being recognized by
Wine Enthusiast magazine as one of the
top 10 wine destinations in the world.
That is huge! But there have been a
number of other recognitions this past
year that all serve as indicators that
Southern Oregon has established itself.
Earlier this fall, in Sunset magazine,
the region was referred to as the
undiscovered wine region of your
dreams. And an article in the New
York Times had glowing remarks for the
Applegate Wine Trail.
Even more telling are the high scores
and awards regional wine makers
are earning in a variety of prestigious
competitions. It is wonderful to have their
hard work and dedication recognized by
others in the industry. And we are proud
to see our colleagues succeeding in this
highly-competitive industry.
Local wine production and the related
tasting rooms and wineries have had an
incredibly positive impact on attracting
visitors. We claim Jacksonville as the
Heart of the Southern Oregon Wine Region
due to our central location and our
historical roots in viticulture.
In the Chambers role of marketing
Jacksonville as a destination, we are
fortunate to have the wineries as a
component of the many things that make
us unique. And it is that combination

of all of our attributes that make us

truly special. There are many other
destinations that have wineries, historical
context, small-town walkability and
friendliness, fun shops, taverns and
eateries, beautiful geography, moderate
climates, summer-long concert series
and classical festivals, and easy access to
hiking trails. But there arent many that
have all of that combined!
That makes it a pleasure to work at
promoting Jacksonville to visitors. We are
lucky to have such a perfect combination
of attributes and we want others to enjoy
it, too.
Over the past 9 months, we have
worked toward securing funding for
marketing initiatives and establishing
plans. This work is done in cooperation
with the Chambers marketing committee
and Board of Directors as well as the
Transient Lodging Tax Committee. These
entities give input and final approval.
Now we are moving into
implementation and are eager to start
monitoring the effectiveness of our
marketing and taking advantage of
the recognition our local wineries are
garnering. So, once again, it seems that
Jacksonville is poised to become the
next big thing.
We are always pleased to welcome
new members. We are also introducing a
new Enhanced Advertising Package for
members with all proceeds earmarked
exclusively for marketing purposes.
For more information on membership
and the advertising package go to http://


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PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, February 10, 6:00pm (OCH)
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, February 16, 6:00pm (OCH)
HARC: Wednesday, February 24, 6pm (OCH)

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please visit and click on the City Council tab.
Location Key: OCH - Old City Hall (S. Oregon & Main), CH - Courthouse, CC - Community Center (160 E. Main Street),
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Jacksonville Police Department
A consolidated report based on type of calls & number of incidences

November 16, 2015 to January 14, 2016

Call Type Total Calls
Abandoned Vehicle - 1
Alarm - 12
Animal Complaint - 5
Assault - 3
Assist - Other Gov't/Law
Enforcement Agencies - 106
Assist Public - 350
Burglary - 2
City Ordinance - 3
Civil - 4
Disorderly Conduct - 1


Domestic Disturbance - 1
Drug Laws - 1
Larceny - Theft - 1
Motor Vehicle Collision - 2
Other Crimes - 1
Property - 6
Suspicious - 20
Traffic/Roads - All - 14
Trespassing - 3
UUMV - Unauthorized Use of
Motor Vehicle - 2

A New Year of Uncertainty

by Steve Yungen & Jeff Blum, Jones & Associates

elcome 2016! Well, maybe.

The first several days of
2016 have been stressful
days if you are invested in the stock
market. Since the opening day of the
market on January 4, movement of the
indexes has been downward. This type
of performance could be an indicator
of much more market volatility and
insecurity to continue. How will this
scenario affect you if you are, or will
be dependent on your investments for
retirement income?
Fortunately, most retirees will have
Social Security Income that can help add a
stable foundation to a retirement income
plan. Knowing how to maximize your
Social Security benefits can make a big
difference in your overall income and
peace of mind in retirement. Maybe just as
important, is proper allocation of investment
assets and coordination of Social Security
with all income sources in retirement.
With the major changes in the Social
Security Program, adjustments in
Medicare, wild fluctuations in world
economies and stock markets, its more
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Tax Tips You Can Use

by Kathleen Crawford
& Angela Clague, Enrolled Agents

A New Year Means Changes!

t is a new year, so lots of tax law

changes take effect. Congress
decided that elections were more
important than posturing about the
IRS, so they passed the law to deal with
2015 deductions early on December
182015. But at least we knew before
year-end what the renewed deductions
were to be. The big surprise was that
some of the special deductions that
were renewed year-by-year are now
permanent and most others were
renewed for two years2015 and 2016,
so we can actually do some tax planning
in 2016. The provisions are too numerous
to list in a short article. See your tax
preparer if you are curious.
The first changes to note are the
2016 mileage rates. The federal rate for
business miles was 57.5 cent per mile in
2015 and will be 54 cents in 2016. The
medical and moving miles were 23 cents
in 2015 and will be 19 cents in 2016.
Congress set the charity miles at 14 cents
per mile and has not changed it in many
years, so it is 14 cents for 2015 and 2016.
The standard deductions and personal
exemptions went up for inflation as did
many of the phasee out ranges.
The big news is the changes for Oregon
returns. The form 40 has gotten more
and more cramped as tax law has gotten
more intricate. This year we will jump to
a three-page form. Before you despair,
remember that California has a five-page
form. The new first page is all about
taxpayer and dependent identification
and classification, leaving the second and
third page for numbers.
The new requirements dont stop there.
As an identity theft deterrent, Oregon,

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as well as many other states, wants your

drivers license information included in
your electronic file. Some states require it.
Oregon does not require it but says that
processing (and refunds) will be delayed
without it. If you send in a paper return,
there is no place to list the numbers for
the taxpayer or spouse. It is embedded in
state electronic file. As a note, this does
not change or impact the federal ID theft
pin that some people have. So please
remember to take your drivers license to
your tax appointment. Making a copy of
your license and your spouses license as
part of your tax paperwork will save time
and a return trip.
Even though April 15 is on a Friday,
Monday, April 18, 2016 is tax due day
in 2016. It is DC beltway logic. Also,
remember that tax preparers live in the
past. Up to that day, when I say 'this year'
I mean 2015 and when I say 'next year' I
mean 2016.
Happy New Year to all!
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professional for questions about your
individual tax situation.
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John Haskell Lichtenwalner
A Pacific Northwest artist, John
Haskell Lichtenwalner, 94, of Jacksonville
Oregon, passed away peacefully early on
January 4, 2016 at Providence Hospital
in Medford, Oregon, after a brief illness.
His family and his good
Augustinian friend
Father Jim Clifford were
with him, and his wife
Francie held his hand
throughout his last
hours. He is deeply loved
and sorely missed.
He was a gifted artist
and a lifelong Catholic,
a strong supporter of
Sacred Heart and Shepherd of the Valley
parishes, and a valued member of the
Augustinian seculars in the Rogue Valley.
John is survived by his loving wife
Francie; their son, John G. Lichtenwalner
(Marne) of Phoenix, Oregon; his
daughters, Susan Lichtenwalner (Alex)
of Jacksonville, Oregon, Dr. Anne Barr
Lichtenwalner (Karl) of Orono, Maine,
Sarah G. Lichtenwalner of Eugene, Ore.,
Catherine Lichtenwalner May (Brian) of
Medford, Ore., and Mary Baer Fiorentino
(Marty) of Jacksonville, Florida; his
adoring grandchildren, Kendra Chandra
Lichtenwalner, Ryan Lichtenwalner
(Christie), Katelyn Lichtenwalner, Anna

Nicole May, John Kyle May, Elizabeth

Catherine May, and Elizabeth Kathryn
Baer; and two great-grandchildren,
Sebastian Maddox Baer and Arthur
Heron Chasse; his brothers Dr. Craig S.
Lichtenwalner (Chad)
of Atlanta, Georgia and
Owen C. Lichtenwalner
(Susan) of Suwannee,
Georgia; and his sister
Marion Henderson
(Larry) of Las Vegas,
Nev.; and many nieces,
nephews, great-nieces
and great-nephews.
A funeral mass and
a celebration of Johns life is being held
at Shepherd of the Valley Church at
1:00pm on February 5th, 2016, followed
by a memorial service and interment
at the Eagle Point Veterans Cemetery.
The family welcomes your memories
of John; please communicate with anne.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests
that contributions in Johns memory
be made to the Shepherd of the Valley
Catholic Church, 600 Beebe Road, Central
Point, Ore. 97502. Please designate that the
donation should go to the Mexico mission.
An expanded obituary can be seen at

James Warren Oakes

Jim was born on December 12, 1941 to
Grant Wilson and Hazel Audrey Oakes
in Chicago, IL. and died on December
26, 2015. He completed the family,
which included his brother, Grant, and
sister, Marilyn. When he
was 12 the family moved to
Southern California where
he graduated from Santa
Ana High School in 1959. He
married Barbara Henderson
in 1964 and moved to
Jacksonville, OR in 1971.
Always one to tinker
with anything mechanical,
he entered the apprentice
program for International Harvester and
after completing the program took over
managing their service department in
Downey. He would spend the next 42 years
in the truck service field; including Webfoot
Truck and Equipment and USF Reddaway
in Medford where he retired in 2003.
He was involved in his community,
Jacksonville, serving on Historic
Architectural Review Commission, the

Booster Club, and welcomed young and

old alike as Father Christmas during the
Victorian Christmas celebrations. He was
a member of Jacksonville Presbyterian
Church and helped in the building of
their new facility. He also
sat on the advisory board
for the diesel program of
Rogue Community College.
He loved to travel and fish
and enjoyed many hours
on the water away from
ringing phones.
He is survived by
his wife, Barbara of
Jacksonville, his brother,
Grant (Sylvia) Oakes and sister, Marilyn
Higday, of West Linn, OR, his sister-inlaw Shirley (Glen) Gellatly of Laguna
Beach, CA, and numerous nieces,
nephews and dear friends . Services
were held on Saturday, January 23
at Jacksonville Presbyterian Church.
Donations may be made in his honor to
Jacksonville Presbyterian Church, PO
Box 697, Jacksonville, OR 97530.

Lawrance (Ted) Schultz

Lawrance (Ted) Schultz died peacefully
at home in Jacksonville, Oregon on October
15, 2015, at the age of 89. He was born on
September 24, 1926 to Wilbur and Ethel
Eastman Schultz in Santa Cruz, California.
Ted grew up surfing and was a charter
member of the Santa Cruz Surfing Club.
He graduated from Santa Cruz
High School in 1944 and joined
the U.S. Navy, honorably serving
as a machine gunner in a PBY
amphibious airplane. He married
his high school sweetheart, Joan
Morton, in 1951, in Carson City,
Nevada. Ted attended California
Polytechnic State University in San
Luis Obispo, graduating in 1954
with a B.S. degree in architectural
engineering. Ted and Joan moved to
Carmel, California after college, where
Ted was an architect.
In 1957, when Alaska was still a
territory, the family moved to Anchorage.
Ted hunted and fished, and became a
private pilot. Ted was an architect for
the Federal Aviation Administration
during most of his career, designing
airports and facilities, but also had his
own architectural firm for several years.
He designed the original Anchorage
Museum, was one of the founders of
Chugach State Park, and was active in
community and civic activities.


Ted and Joan moved to Ashland, Oregon

upon retirement in 1982, where they had
two horses and a large garden. Ted enjoyed
sailing his 39 foot sailboat, the Arltunga, in
Puget Sound and Canada. In 1994, Ted and
Joan moved to Jacksonville, Oregon and
Ted joined the Jacksonville Presbyterian
Church and the Boosters
Club. He continued his
love for the outdoors
with hiking and river
trips in southern Oregon,
and shooting at the gun
range in Ashland.
Ted was a fine man
of high ethics, and was
kind, insightful and
genuine, and an avid
reader. Ted and Joan loved to travel and
went to Europe, Africa and Asia, and
drove their RV on many trips throughout
the United States, Canada and Mexico.
He will be deeply missed by his wife of
64 years, Joan Schultz of Jacksonville, and
by his sons Martin Schultz (Jennifer) of
Anchorage, and Peter Schultz (Laura) of
Ashland, and six grandchildren, Sarah,
Eric, Grant, Ruby, Roxy and Cody.
A remembrance was held in November
2015 at the Jacksonville Cemetery. In
lieu of flowers, the family suggests that
memorial contributions be made to the
American Cancer Society.


Ronald W. Moore

On January 17, 2016 at 2:20pm,

Jacksonville lost an artist whose
instrument was a camera.
Ronald W. Moore passed away
at home, surrounded by his loving
familyhis wife of 58 years, Dee;
son Steven, cousin Penni Viets, and
dear family friend, Dianne Helmer.
Ron was well-known and admired
for his insightful black and white
photographs of Jacksonville and the
historic Jacksonville Cemetery. Many
will remember Ron showing his creative
images at various art shows throughout
the valley, including Jacksonvilles
Art Presence Gallery and the Art/
Farmers Market held each summer on
the Courthouse lawn. In addition to
displaying and marketing his extensive
body of work to an appreciative clientele,
Ron also donated much of his time and
materials for a photography project
that captured every historic building
in Jacksonville for the City archives.
Ron served as Chair of the Historic
Architecture Review Commission
for many years, was an enthusiastic
Booster Club member, and donated

time as photographer for the Friends of

Jacksonvilles Historic Cemetery.
When he wasnt sitting on the
Courthouse lawn during summer art
shows, Ron might be seen walking his
beloved Aussie, Bodie, or sitting on
one of the town benches chatting with
friendly passers-by, or contemplating
how he could photograph a building
from another angle. An apt quote for
Ron from Ansel Adams says, There are
always two people in every picture: the
photographer and the viewer.
Although our dedicated citizen and
photographer may be gone, Rons legacy
will live on as a testament to his love for
this special town. For those lucky enough
to own any of Rons special work, his
vision and insights into local history and
his views of Jacksonville will serve as a
reminder of the man and his passion. Ron
was a special friend of Jacksonville and
will be sorely missed.
Ron was laid to rest during a private
family service on January 20, 2016 in his
beloved Jacksonville Historic Cemetery.
Please look for an announcement for a
Celebration of Life, to be held at a later date.

Bruce Gilbert Hough

Bruce Gilbert Hough, of Jacksonville
Ore. passed away at home, November 16,
2015. Bruce lived a rich and rewarding
life surrounded by people he loved and
who loved him. He was a
devoted husband, father,
grandfather, son, brother,
and uncle. He is survived
by his wife, Nancy (Saum)
Hough, children Kimberly
Woodard (Jeffrey), Heather
Merodio (Jorge), Christie
Montelongo (Jaime), Neal
Governor (Danielle), and
Scott Governor (Veronica),
and niece, Dr. Catherine Stayer.
In addition to being a loving husband
and father, Bruce was an extraordinary
grandfather to thirteen beautiful
grandchildren who continually amazed
and delighted him. Bruce was preceded
in death by his parents, John Ellis Hough
and Ruth Lillian (Gilbert) Hough, and
sister, Alwyn (Hough) Stayer.
Bruce was born July 30, 1945 in
Sewickley, Penn. He spent the majority
of his childhood in the Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania area, where his great
love for the sport of baseball and the
Pittsburgh Pirates took root. Bruce was an
avid musician-drummer, active student,
and adventurous traveler. He attended
North Hills High School, then went on
to attend Valley Forge Military Academy
on an academic and music scholarship,
followed by The University of California,
Berkeley, majoring in Political Science.
Bruce was the President and C.E.O.
of ComNet Marketing, and served as
Board President for Mobility Unlimited,
a charitable organization committed to
promoting the independence of working
adults with mobility difficulties.
Bruce will always be remembered as a
man who was never more satisfied than
when he had a book in his hand and
a dog at his feet. Family, friends, pets,
music, cooking, baseball, and politics
were all paramount in Bruces life. He

was the consummate host and loved to

debate and discuss current events on
a local, national and global scale. He
laughed easily and could command the
attention of others with
his entertaining stories
and jokes. Bruce had
a positive energy and
unbounded enthusiasm for
life. He loved teaching and
mentoring others as well as
an insatiable appetite for
learning. He was greatly
shaped by the Kipling
poem, 'If' . But, most
important, Bruce Hough loved deeply
and touched the lives of many.
In his earlier years, Bruce also loved
both S.C.U.B.A. and free diving in
the ocean, playing golf, and traveling
the world. In later years, he enjoyed
woodworking, entertaining, spending
time with family and friends, and was
active in local politics and charities.
Working to provide access to music
education for students was a particular
passion for Bruce. He was instrumental
in the ongoing success and growth of
the Southern Oregon Music Festival, an
organization dedicated to supporting
music education in schools.
The family wishes to extend gratitude
to the many people in Bruces life who
provided him with abundant support
and love. A small, private, family
memorial took place on Monday,
November 23, 2015. We know he touched
the lives of many, and hope you will
pause to share a story, make a toast in his
honor, and continue his charitable works
In lieu of flowers, contributions may
be made in Bruces memory to one of
the many organizations he loved and
supported, including The Southern
Oregon Music Festival, The Salvation
Army, Valley Forge Military Academy,
and The Hillsdale College Publication
Reprinted from Mail Tribune, November 24, 2015.

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February 2016 Events CalenderMore at

Jacksonville Art Events

February 2016!

Art Presence Art Center!

Naked Art: No Mats ~ No Frames ~ Great Deals!!

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.
saturday mornings at shooting
star nursery. See class schedule page 23.
Sunday, February 7, 2:00pm: pioneer history
in story & song with david gordon,
"The Victorian Parlor (Tunes with a Twist)," Jacksonville
Library, Naversen Room. See ad page 11.
Thursday, February 11: a valentine gala
featuring China Forbes of Pink
Martini, benefiting the Britt Orchestra, Inn at the
Commons, Medford. See ad page 6.

NowFeb 28: Naked Art exhibit of

unmatted, unframed art continues.
Take advantage of this opportunity to
collect art from your favorite artists!
Priced to pass the artists savings on to
you, all artwork can be taken home at
the time of purchase. Artists are
replacing sold pieces regularlystop
in often to see whats new! !

Thursday, February 11, 7:00-8:30pm: global

warming class series, "Reducing Your
Carbon Footprint," Naversen Room at Jacksonville
Library. See article this page.
Friday, February 12, 6:00pm: schmidt family
vineyards valentine's dinner.
See ad page 8.

We continue our Elaine Witteveen retrospective with a

collection of her unframed paintings.!

Art Presence Offsite Exhibits!

Pioneer Village: Catie Faryl

Show of 20 paintings selected from
the past two decades of Faryls
activist art. Opening reception
Thursday, Feb 11, 46pm. Show
continues through April 28. See
more of Caties art:!
Jacksonville Library: Elaine
Witteveen Retrospective!
Framed works by the late Elaine
Witteveen are on display in the
Naversen Room nowApril 4.!

Art Presence Art Center is a nonprot organization

located at 206 N. Fifth St., next to Jacksonvilles historic
courthouse. Gallery hours: 11am5pm every FriSun.!!

GoodBean Coffee!
Feb 129: Animal Paintings by Janet Quaccia!

Janet Quaccias watercolor

paintings of farm animals
and pets reveal a gentle
sense of humor along with
a generous dose of artistic
talent. Charming scenes
and portraits come from
animals she knows, loves,
and cares for daily. The
animal lovers among our
patrons will love Janets uplifting paintings!!
165 South Oregon Street ~ 541-899-8740!

South Stage Cellars!

Feb 125: Watercolors by Deanna St. Martin!

Watercolor Society of Oregon

member Deanna St. Martins
abstract watercolors, painted
with an innovative technique
she developed herself, are
vibrant with color and dancing
movement. Art because you are
worth it!! !
Meet the artist, enjoy live
music, hors doeuvres and wine
tasting at an artist reception on
Sat, February 6 from 5:308pm.
No cover!!

125 South Third Street ~ 541-899-9120!

Welcome New Neighbor! Catherine Anderson!

Anderson, a nationally
recognized watercolorist,
moved to Jacksonville from
Maine last spring with her
husband, 4 dogs and 2 cats!
Catherine specializes in misty
glazing techniques and also
paints pet portraits. She has
7 x 5 acrylics hanging in the
Naked Art show at Art Presence, and opens her studio for
painting classes soon! !!

A local mother of two shows-up unexpectedly at her

kids caregivers house one day. As she enters the house,
her fears and suspicions are confirmed. The trusted
caregiver has been sexually abusing her children.
Her discovery brings many emotions, but one thing
she knows is that she was able to stop it early. She
recognized the warning signs and she took action. She
was able to stop it. Forever.
While this story is not common, it is also not as rare as
we might hope. It is estimated that one in ten children
will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday. In
this case, these children were protected from further
harm because their mother had recently taken a
training offered by Protect our Children, a program of
the Childrens Advocacy Center. At this training, the
Darkness to Lights Stewards of Children curriculum
equipped her with the knowledge and skills necessary to



Sunday, February 14, 10:00am-1:30pm:

valentine's champagne brunch,
Pioneer Village. See ad page 6.
Tuesday, February 16, 6:30pm: social
security workshop, Jones & Associates.
See ad and article page 15.
Friday, February 19, 6:00pm: JACKSONVILLE
Friday-Sunday, February 19-21: annual
southern oregon home show,
Jackson County Expo. See ad and article page 22.
Saturday, February 27: jacksonville's
chinese new year celebration.
See schedule of events around town on page 35.
Saturday, February 27, 2:00-4:00pm: around the
world with south stage cellars,
a wine tasting adventure. See article page 5.

The community is invited to attend the first in a

series of classes, Reducing Your Carbon Footprint
on Thursday, February 11, from 7:00-8:30pm in
the Naversen Community Meeting Room at the
Jacksonville Library. Theres no charge and everyone is
welcome to attend.
Class organizers note that in December, world
leaders from 195 countries reached a landmark
agreement to reduce carbon emissions for the health of
our planet and for future generations. Carbon dioxide
is a key factor in the production of greenhouse gases
which keep heat derived from solar radiation trapped
within our atmosphere. Our individual choices and
actions determine our carbon footprints, and, hence, the






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mark we make upon the planet. The smaller our carbon

footprint (CF) is, the better. We can all help reduce
global warming and its consequences!
Future bi-weekly classes will examine more about
the causes and solution of global warming. Attendees
will learn how to use the online Oregon CF calculator
and investigate alternatives and techniques to reduce
individual and family CF and also learn from the actions
of other Rogue Valley neighbors.
To learn more about this series, please contact class
organizer, Seldom, a former aerospace engineer and local solar
energy utilizer at or class coordinator,
Pat Gordon, a Jacksonville resident, at 541-899-7655.

Masterworks 4
7:30 pm SOLD OUT
7:30 pm Nearly sold out
3:00 pm



effectively and confidently

see the red flags, and to
intervene. By hearing
stories of adult survivors,
engaging in discussion,
and learning the 5 Steps to
Protecting our Children,
adult participants acquire
the tools necessary to keep
the kids in their lives safe.
Through funding from
The Ford Family Foundation, this training is offered
to both individuals and groups. Go to to
bring this training to your church, work, civic group or
school. The Jacksonville Elementary PTO will host a
training on March 3rd from 6:00-9:00pm. Please contact
Marion Denard at 503-310-4120 to RSVP.

Global Warming Class Series Begins in February!

Website & Art Event Calendar by

Hannah West Design, LLC ~ 541.899.2012

Saturday, February 13: food project

pickup day, Jacksonville. See info page 15.

Protect our Children Training Courses Offered

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Life Drawing Studio!

Bring your sketchbook and pencil and

drop in to our Figure Drawing studio any
Monday from 13 PM. Every week we hire
great professional models to practice and
improve your drawing skills! Just $10 per

Friday, February 12, 7:00pm: movie night at

old city hall, "Lured." See ad next page.

a finely honed
technique and a
remarkable stylistic
sensitivity Baltimore Sun


Ana Vidovic, guitar

FALLA: The Three-Cornered Hat: Suites No. 1 & 2

MRQUEZ: Danzn No. 3
RODRIGO: Concierto de Aranjuez
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Capriccio espagnol

Students 50% off regular prices

Martin Majkut Music Director


A Cup of Conversation
by Michael Kell


Lenin was certainly right. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing
basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of
economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a
million is able to diagnose. ~ John Maynard Keynes

studied economics in college.

Almost every macro-economics
professor used the Great Depression
as a model in explaining modern theory.
Today, honest analysis tells us there isn't
much difference in real market and index
markers than during the worst financial
crisis in this nations history. The
only reason why our severe economic
dysfunction hasnt devoured us whole
is because our
money is no
longer tied to the
value of our gold
reserves. We now
technically print
unlimited dollars
and export its
crippling inflation
to the rest of the
world through our currency exchange,
trade and massive treasury debt. This is
why things seem better than they actually
are. The reason why our global trade
partners play this game is because they
currently have little choice. Our dollar is
the world's reserve currency and those
trading in oil (meaning almost everyone)
must first convert their currency to
dollars to buy or sell energy. That is a
stripped down version of how we pull it
off. One day sooner than later that will
change. When it does, the entire nation
will know the real face of desperation
and have to answer for unprecedented
recklessness, waste, deception and greed.
For all of us not working on Wall
Street, living on Pennsylvania Avenue
or posturing in Congress, yet sitting out
state and national elections, there is a
reckoning. Apathy towards what our
politicians are doing is the iceberg that
pierced the Titanic. Trusting a vastly
corrupt fourth estate (news media) is
dancing to the music on the decks while
the Grand Lady sinks. I heard one of
the few remaining respected members
in government say we are one national
election away from not recognizing this
once great nation. Let me spend the last of
my seven-hundred words here painting a
picture of what that means for you and me.
On September 18, 2008, Hank Paulson,
Treasury Secretary of the United States
and former chairman of Goldman Sachs,
the worlds largest investment bank,
called an emergency meeting of select
members in Congress. He plainly stated
we were 72 hours away from complete
economic collapse. The unregulated

trading of toxic yet extremely lucrative

mortgage derivatives called credit default
swaps had come to systemic crisis. Hank
said unless Congress authorized an
immediate $700 billion taxpayer-funded
Wall Street bailout, the good faith and
credit of the US dollar would come to
a screeching halt. Our stock exchanges
would suspend trading, banks would
close doors, checks would stop clearing,
ATMs would
stop working and
Social Security and
government welfare
would be unavailable.
Before the end of
that first week, our
mess would spread
to the rest of the
world markets.
His words, not mine. The unthinkable
would actually happen. The humiliating
admission was a severe indictment of his
personal fiduciary failure to oversee our
nations Treasury and the utter moral
failure of his kind allowing it to happen.
Wall Street received their golden lifeboats
but there was no room for the millions
of families who lost homes and savings.
We have since over doubled our tsunami
debt and debauched our currency
with an inflationary deluge of digitally
created wealth 99 out of 100 will never
hang on to regardless of whether you
bleed red or blue. Hank sailed off into
the sunset very wealthy and no one
went to jail. Get the picture?
So when you go to the polls this
November, remember two things. Firstly,
absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Every politician comes with two agendas,
personal and ideological. Both must be
securely tethered to a Main Street reality
and held accountable by an INFORMED
electorate. Lastly, the only free thing in
life is a clear conscience; everything else
has real cost. Those promising free stuff
in exchange for your vote have deepseated control issues. They lust for power
to control your life with your hardearned dollar and call it compassion.
Think about that for a moment.
If overwhelmed by it all, simply vote
character and integrity. Bread lines,
Michael is a coffee entrepreneur and
sometimes author living in the Pacific
Northwest with his lovely wife, Mary. For
more articles on small town life, faith and
refection, visit Michaels blog at


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Can You Buy and Sell a House

at the Same Time?

Investing in real estate is one of the most

important decisions youll make.
Hiring a real estate broker EDUCATED
in LAND USE ISSUES is one of the
BEST decisions youll make.

Sandy J. Brown, AICP

Broker, Certified Land Use Planner

831-588-8204 cell
541-734-0043 office

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& More!
Photo David Gibb Photography

Let the Jubilee Trolley be your ride on your next adventure! Whether its a
wedding or wine tour the Jubilee Trolley offers a fun and engaging experience
youll not soon forget. Based in Jacksonville, Oregon we offer Applegate Wine
Trail tours Wednesday through Saturday and are available for any special event
of your choosing. We hope to see you soon!

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The 34TH Annual

by Sandy J. Brown, AICP

love my house but being a Realtor, I

continually see other homes I could
see myself living in and am always
open to moving if the right home comes
along. This happened recently, when
a home that is located near mine was
reduced significantly in price. However,
in order to buy that house we would
have to sell our current house first.
For most people, if you want to moveup, move to a different area or even
downsize, you will most likely have to
sell your current house before you can
buy a new one. Most lenders will
not give you a loan assuming the
house you have now will sell;
understandably they want to see
it sold and the loan paid off.
If you have to sell your house
before you can buy another
house, you are at a disadvantage
compared to some other buyers.
A contingent contract is lesslikely to perform and real estate
agents know this. If I am a seller
and I get two offers that are the
same except one buyer has to sell
a house and the other does not, I would
take the offer that does not have to sell
every time. However, there are things
you can do to make your offer more
likely to be accepted.
Have your house listed on the
market before you make an offer on
another home. If I see a contingent
offer and the buyers have not even
listed their house, it tells me they
arent that serious.
Get your house under contract before
you make an offer on a house. This is
harder because there is a chance that
you will not find a house to buy right
away, but it makes your offer much
more attractive to sellers.
Price your home so that it sells
quickly! If it is over-priced, the
chances of the deal going through are
very slim.
Realize you might have to offer
more on another house if you have
a contingency. If you are competing
against other offers that dont have

a contingency, raising your offering

price may convince the seller to take
your offer.
Make sure you are pre-qualified. If
you are making an offer contingent
upon your house selling, you need
a pre-qualification letter showing
you can get a new loan once your
house sells.
In reality, the best way to buy a new
home is to do it without a contingency to
sell yours. One of the following strategies
may work for you.

Use a co-signor. If a relative or friend

will co-sign on the new loan until
you sell your house, the co-signor
will be on that loan until it is paid off
or refinanced. Make sure they know
that this loan could affect their debtto-income ratio.
Borrow money on a short-term basis
from family or a hard money lender.
If you borrow money to buy the new
home, you can take your time selling
your old house, though the interest
rates will most likely be higher.
Sell your house first and live
somewhere else for the short-term.
As for me, Im still in my current house
and I will be until the next house I could
see myself in comes along.
Sandy J. Brown, AICP, lives in Jacksonville
and is a certified land use planner and broker
with Western Properties of Southern Oregon,
LLC. She can be reached at sandyjbrown@, 831-588-8204, or online at
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Ready, Set Spring!

by Brad Bennington, Southern Oregon Builders Association

At the Jackson County Expo!

Admission $3 | FREE Friday!!

Tickets Good All Weekend!
Kids under 12 FREE
Cash only, ATM on site



It's going to be warming-up before we

know it and you can feel the energy as
we move from winter into spring! The
construction industry here in Southern
Oregon has taken a big turn for the
better and is heating-up, as well. Just
like the rain and the snow that has been
falling recently, weve seen construction
recovering from the Great Recession,
bringing jobs and economic vitality to
our region again. If you are like most
people, you are getting ready to renew,
replace or remodel a number of things
in your home. From landscaping to
painting to cabinets, floor coverings,
doors, windows, to home tech and more,
the products, services and technology
available these days is incredible.
Lucky for you, the Southern Oregon
Home Show is just around the corner

on February 19, 20 and 21. Its the one

place you can go and find anything and
everything imaginable for your home
remodel or construction projectsall
in one convenient location. In addition
to loads of new products, you can visit
with experts and discuss your ideas.
Join your neighbors in discovering all
the latest products and services for your
home, property care, landscaping, design,
decorating, roofing, maintenance and more.
Everything from A to Z for you to see!
Proudly presented by the Southern
Oregon Builders Association, stop by and
see the latest and greatest and have some
fun. Ill look forward to seeing you there!
Brad Bennington is CEO of Southern
Oregon Builders Association, Home Builders
Association of Jackson County. For more
information, please visit

Saturday Mornings at Shooting Star Nursery

*February 13th, noon-2:00pm:
Valentines Floral Arrangement
WorkshopMake a straight-from-theheart homemade gift for your valentine.
Join Juleianna from Petali Floral for a
fun workshop on making a unique floral
arrangement for your sweetie. Bring
the kids and create something special
together! Bring a vase or jar and all other
supplies, including locally-sourced flowers
and foliage, will be included. Coffee, wine,
and treats will be on hand to keep the
creative juices flowing. Registration fee-$45,
kids free with adult registration. Receive
same day coupon for 10% off all plants.
Class limited to 20 people.
*February 20th: Beginners Guide to
Pruning, Planting, & Training Fruit
TreesJust bought that bare root fruit
tree and dont know what to do next?
Our experts will teach you how to
prune that young tree and get it started
correctly. Learn the best methods for
planting your fruit trees as well as
options for maximizing yields in smaller
spaces, including espaliering or growing
more than one tree in a hole. This class is
best for gardeners starting out with new
fruit trees. Fresh coffee will be on hand
to keep you warm for this outside demo.
Landscapers: this class qualifies for 2
hours of CEH credit. Registration fee-$10,
receive same day coupon for 10% off.
Class limited to 20 people.

*February 27th: Pruning Older Fruit

TreesWe had such a good response to
last years fruit tree class that we thought
wed divide into two groups; this class
will cover how to prune and restore
more established, older fruit trees. Fruit
trees require annual pruning for optimal
health and productivity, you can even
prune up to three times a year to control
size and fruit set. Come see pruning
demonstrations on existing fruit trees and
learn how to tackle those daunting larger
specimens, ensuring continued vigor and
proper training. Fresh coffee will be onhand to keep you warm for this outside
demo. Landscapers: this class qualifies
for 2 hours of CEH credit. Registration
fee-$10, receive same day coupon for 10%
off, Class limited to 20 people.
All classes begin at 10:00am and are
located at the nursery unless indicated
otherwise, space is limited so please be
sure to register.
During classes there will also be a
sandbox, treasure hunt, and some kid
friendly activities (children are still under
parents supervision) as well as hot coffee
and refreshments. *Denotes kid friendly
class, bring your age-appropriate child
for no charge.
Shooting Star Nursery is located at
3223 Taylor Road, Central Point.
See ad this page.

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The Weed Wrangler

by Bob Budesa
Early Season Weed Treatment
Using Pre-Emergents

ust as the name implies, preemergent herbicides prevent certain

plants from germinating. Postemergent herbicides are what you would
use to control unwanted plants AFTER
theyve started growing.
Most pre-emergent herbicides
are used in lawn settings to control
certain weeds such as crabgrass,
annual bluegrass, purslane, prostrate
pigweed, and knotweed, and keep
them from germinating in the spring.
Use pre-emergent herbicides only
on established lawns, because they
will affect most germinating seeds,
including desirable ones. Even though
pre-emergent herbicides are used
primarily to control annual grasses,
they also help control annual broadleaf
weeds, minimizing the need for control
of those weeds later in the season.
Weeds fall into one of three categories
annuals, biennials, or perennials. Its
important to know this because it helps
determine when the seeds of that weed
germinate. If the pre-emergent herbicide
is applied at the wrong time, it may not
remain effective until the seeds of the
problem weed sprout.
Annuals live for one year. There are
summer annuals and winter annuals.
Summer annuals germinate in the spring
and winter annuals germinate in the fall.
Pre-emergent herbicides for summer
annuals must be applied in the spring,
which is when they germinate. Examples
of summer annuals include crabgrass,
knotweed, and purslane.
The second type of annual is the winter
annual. Winter annuals germinate in
the fall, and if you apply pre-emergent
herbicides for winter annuals in spring,
the herbicide will probably be broken
down by soil microbes before the seeds
germinate, and the application will be
wasted. Examples of winter annuals
include annual bluegrass, yellow
starthistle, and common chickweed.
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Biennials live for two years. They
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year, then die. Dandelions are usually

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and Sexy Garden Flowers
Plants and flowers arent simply pretty things to look at. They also have the ability to arouse
our senses. They can be incredibly exciting - and erotic.
~Sonia Day, The Untamed Garden, 2011

n February we celebrate
had black markings at the base of its
Valentines Day, le jour de lamour,
petals, this signified a heart on fire
so perhaps theres no better time
smoldering into coal.
for gardeners to curl up with Sonia
In France, the court of Louis XIV had
Days engaging book that is both racy
a lot of fun with tulips. Ladies borrowed
and botanically enlightening. In it, the
the Turks meaning for red tulips by
author wonders why, when the plant
tucking said flower in their cleavage to
world is drenched in sex, that most
signal would-be lovers. In The Untamed
modern-day gardeners ignore this
Garden, Day tells us during the reign of
fact, tucking away our gardens dirty
Queen Elizabeth I, men munched on
little secret under the plant catalogues
tulip bulbs for their Viagra-like effects.
on the front porch. She encourages a
Of course, a discussion of Valentines
sensual reawakening among todays
Day flowers would not be complete
plant enthusiaststo begin again, as
without mention of roses. Indeed,
previous cultures did, to celebrate the
according to the Society of American
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wild, sexy side of Mother Nature.
Florists, more than 110 million roses are
I could not agree more ardently. So, in
purchased each year for just this one
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the spirit of Sonia Day and in celebration
holiday, and about 63% of those roses are
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red. In her book, however, Day advises
scintillating love
us to steer clear
stories about a
from unsexy
few of our most
imported hybrid
familiar flowers.
tea roses with
tightly furled
Day honors
buds so stiff, so
Saint Valentinus,
prissy, so utterly
a Roman
lifeless. For a
more romantic
and Christian
bouquet, she
martyr who was
suggests offering
executed around
a bunch of
February 14,
270 A.D. The
heirloom roses
story goes that
instead, such
a bed of sweet
as climbers,
violets grew
cabbages, or
beneath the
doomed mans
Keep in
cell window.
mind that the
color of roses
wrote a note to
conveys different
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using purple ink
red means
made from the
beauty and
violets. When the girl opened the letter,
passion, coral signifies desire, orange
miraculously she was able to see. In fact,
for fascination, and mixed yellow
through the Victorian period, violets
and orange roses indicate passionate
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were the most popular Valentines Day
thoughts. A single red rose in bloom says,
flower, often depicted on cards and sold
I love you, the same as a dozen red
Wedding Cakes, Specialty Cakes, Cookies and Cupcakes
in bouquets by street vendors.
roses, unopened. and
Yet, its actually the crocus that is called
This gardening season, let us continue
the flower of St. Valentine. In this version
to enjoy the sensory experiences our
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of the story, before he was executed,
gardens provokea plethora of colors,
Valentinus handed the jailor a note for his fragrances, and tactile delights. In
blind daughter, in which he had written,
addition, lets not overlook the sensual
Clip this
From your Valentine and inserted
pleasures of our garden flowers. After
all, as French dramatist Jean Giraudoux
wrote, The flower is the poetry of
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the note, her sight returned; thus, her
reproduction. It is an example of the
first image was of a bright yellow flower
eternal seductiveness of life.
Rhonda Nowak is a member of the Jackson
contained within the folds of the very
County Master Gardener Association and
first valentine.
teaches English Composition at RCC. Read
Okay, I admit, so far the stories havent
more on gardening in her Literary Gardener
been exactly wild and sexy. But, wait,
column on Sundays in the Mail Tribune and
theres more to know about the saffron
on her blog at http://blogs.esouthernoregon.
crocusSupposedly, Cleopatra used
saffron oil for amorous rubdowns with
Mark Antony. Also, an ancient Roman
love potion mixed wine and honey with
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The age of hand-colored photography
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egardless of where you live,

February is bound to be an
interesting month. Besides
the obvious event that is happening
(Valentines Day), I think that this is an
interesting month, because our New Years
resolutions are still fresh in our mind. We
still aim to achieve our goal for 2016.
For me, the year starts off busy. This
is when I get back into a routine, and
when all of my different activities take off
again. For example, I have school, soccer,
soccer camp, basketball, and piano
starting up. With all of these activities
going on, I realized how inactive Ive
been over the winter break. Running laps
around the soccer field isnt as easy as
it was back in November, and making a
layup has gotten a little trickier, but once
you get a skill down, you can get it back
in no time with some practice.
Thinking of February also brings into
perspective how close I am to finishing
the school year, and moving onto high
school. Just typing that sentence out on
the computer gets me excited. This might
be a little early, but I am excited for the
prospect of summer, which is looming
up right around the corner. First though,
of course, we have to drudge through
end of the year tests, and end of the year

assignments. But Ill talk more about

that as the school year draws to an end.
Now back to the present. With all of my
sports going on, sometimes it is difficult
to do the simplest things because of how
sore I am. Like bending down to pick
something up is nearly unbearable, and
sometimes I hobble around the house
like a penguin because my legs are so
exhausted from running and jumping. But
I do know that it wont be like this always,
and I am appreciating it while it lasts.
So, with that wonderfully exciting
paragraph about comparing myself to a
penguin, I will leave you with this until
next month: Do something fun, exciting,
and something that gets your heart
pumping. Have a great February!
Janessa joke:
How do you pay for a drink at the beach?
With sand dollars.
Ashleigh Lu
Scheuneman lives in
the Jacksonville hills
with her mother, father,
and two sisters. She is
14-years-old and is in
8th-grade. When she
grows-up, she would like
to be a published author.

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November 2015 Jessie Vandevender
math courses up through Calculus.
Other courses comprise human
geography, history, government and
macro-economics, and three years of
Spanish. In relation to the arts, she
has taken courses in culinary, theater,
and currently in percussion ensemble.
Her favorite subject area is science, in
which she has studied physical science,
biology, physics and chemistry.
She has been very active in student
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treasurer for both sophomore and junior
years. She is now the ASB Treasurer. She
has been a member of the National Torch
Honors Society for three years and holds
a leadership position. She belongs to the
SMHS Adventure Club, and now has
joined the high school marching band
and the Pep Band.
Her main goal is to be accepted into
Kiwanis' Dave Wilson with Jessie Vandevender
either Cal-Tech or MIT Universities,
Jessie Vandevender, a senior at South
and graduate with a doctorate in
Medford High School, was honored as
Student of the Month for November, 2015
She feels that her whole family has
by the Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville. Her
been an amazing influence on her life,
parents are Jason Vandevender and Errin
without them she wouldnt be where she
Constantine, and stepmother Rebecca
is today. Her teachers have played have
Vandevender, of Medford.
also played a very large role. She loves
Jessie carries a 4.0 grade point average.
schoolher favorite place and pastime.
She has taken a wide variety of
The Kiwanis Club was very proud to
courses which has included all of the
honor this outstanding student.

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The Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville kickedHis biggest influences in life have

off the New Year by honoring Cyrus
been his mother, and his swim coach,
Christianson as Student of the Month for
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Robyn has taught him the importance
Medford High School carrying a 3.91 grade of balance and control and what it
point average. His proud parents are Josh
means to be part of a team. He says
and Keri Christianson of Medford.
he is very family-oriented and a huge
He is currently taking AP Calculus,
sports enthusiast.
Literature and Spanish 5 among other
classes including, Student Government,
and Economics. He has also taken
other challenging courses such as AP
Physics, AP U.S. History and AP English
He is involved in many activities,
especially water sports. He has played
four years of varsity Water Polo, and
three years on the varsity Swim Team.
He has also been playing on the varsity
Golf Team the last two years. He is Student
Body Treasurer, a member of the Torch
Honors Society, and also enjoys being in the
Adventurer Club. Besides all that, he is a
paid tutor for lower-level Spanish students.
For his goals, he hopes to swim in the
State Championships, and to improve his
golf score by ten strokes, while finishing
his senior year with a 4.0 grade point
average. He plans to go on to a college
such as Oregon State University and
Cyrus Christianson and Kiwanis' Dave Wilson
become an engineer.

Soul Matters by Kate Ingram, M.A.

What Ails You May Be Your Thyroid

by John Gallen, MD
Asante Physician Partners Endocrinology

When Youre Going Through It

arning: This column has

nothing whatsoever to do
with Valentines, the Lunar
New Year, or other such niceties. You
may find it helpful, however, if Life has
thrown you a few curve balls or wicked
sinkers lately, which it has to me.
Last year did not end well. I was
besieged by viral invaders which held me
hostage for five weeks, taking potshots
at the rest of the family. Concurrent with
the physical onslaught, I was blindsided
by some unexpected and exceedingly
vexatious bureaucratic bull poo-poo that
necessitated ridiculously expensive legal
counsel and which, I will just add, was
neither deserved nor appreciated. All
this on top of work, Christmas, ongoing

Case in point: During a lull in the

December offensive it occurred to
meas much as it pains me to say it
that what doesnt kill me makes me
stronger. The bleak stretches of life
show us what were made of. They can
develop character, build endurance
and cultivate compassionor they can
crush you. In the same way that poor
soil can produce grapes that make
incredible wine, the dry, rocky parts
of our journeys provide the difficult
circumstances that produce rich fruits
of trust, wisdom and compassion.
Soulfulness is born through suffering.
I thought this as I drove home one
evening just before Christmas. Outside
was an enormous, very dense, dark

chronic illness and at a time of year in

which I lost both parents and a husband.
Not a good month, December. I did not
begin the new year in a celebratory mood;
I felt besieged, a bit persecuted even.
Truth be told, lifes been challenging far
longer than a couple of months; its been
more like a few years. There do seem to
be periods in life that are preternaturally
onerous, long stretches where you feel
an unwelcome kinship with Job. In such
periods everything seems to fall apart,
physically, emotionally, financiallyyou
name it. And just when you wonder if
there could possibly be anything else,
something else happens. Such difficult
stretches present very real, very painful
challenges to body, mind and spirit. They
wear one down.
Being a very intense and emotional
person, I take such times rather hard. In
my family of origin little deals were Big
Deals, and Big Deals were ENORMOUS.
Anything that deviated from How It
Should Be was cause for perturbation.
Its in my DNA to experience intense
emotionality. I really get into my
feelings. I can swim around in them for
days. It can take a little while for me to
remember that as terrific as having ones
feelings might be, its also important to
haul oneself out of Lake Lachrymosity,
towel-off, and catch ones emotional and
spiritual breath. Once I stop swimming
around in my oh-so-important feelings
and surrender to my exhaustion, insights
often arise.

cloud, brilliantly illuminated at its edges

by the winter sun. That, I pointed out
to my son, is what is meant by a silver
lining. And then it occurred to me: A
silver lining doesnt make everything
peachy keen. It still might rain on your
party and ruin your plans. But it does
bring to mind Ghandis famous words:
In the midst of darkness, light persists.
You have to cling to that light. Sometimes
I do. Sometimes I let go completely and
fall into despair, cursing the darkness.
But regardless of how I choose to
respond in any given moment, the light is
still there, waiting.
We all have our notions of how things
will go and how life should be. The
rough patches bring us back to reality, to
humility, to the essential. Suddenly, its
not about next week or next month or the
five year plan: its about one foot in front
of the other. Its about breathing. Its
about a truly meaningful conversation
with oneself and with God. Its about
letting go of our illusions of control and
meeting Life on its termsnot ours
with as much grace as one can muster.
Its possible that, just maybe, these
difficult times bring us to our knees in
order that we might find the true ground
upon which we stand. And ultimately,
that true and solid ground is a very good
place to be.
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A small, butterfly-shaped gland in

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aware that its not working correctly. Its
your thyroid, and the American Thyroid
Association reports that about 60% of the
20 million Americans who have a thyroid
disorder are undiagnosed.
Located just above the Adams apple,
the thyroid helps to regulate, among
other things,
your bodys
metabolism and
heartbeat. Its
not an equal
problem and
affects women
more commonly
than men.
The two
most common
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hyperthyroidismwhen the body
produces too much thyroid hormone;
and hypothyroidismwhen not enough
thyroid hormone is produced.
Hyperthyroidism is generally
associated with a gain of appetite and
food intake and contradictory weight
loss, agitation, fatigue, increased
heart rate and blood pressure, muscle
weakness, oily skin and hair, and
hair loss, excessive sweating or heat
intolerance. Though these symptoms are
nonspecific, some can be reversed in the
elderly. The most common cause is anI N T
autoimmune condition known as Graves
disease, which can run in families and
usually affects younger to middle-aged
women though can be seen in men
as well. Hyperthyroidism can also be
caused by nodules or inflammation of the
thyroid gland, as well as excess iodine in

your diet, and is generally not related to

thyroid cancer.
On the other hand, hypothyroidism
can cause fatigue, unexplained weight
gain, increased sensitivity to cold,
tingling or numbness in the hands,
constipation, dry hair and hair loss,
and depression. The most common
cause is an autoimmune disorder called
Hashimotos thyroiditis. Other causes
may include
radiation therapy
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thyroid surgery,
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A blood test to
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problems, and a thyroid ultrasound
or scan can check for nodules or
inflammation. Treatment for an over- or
under-active thyroid generally includes
an oral medication.
Left undiagnosed, a malfunctioning
thyroid can cause long-term health
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the signs and symptoms, although you
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t's a fact of life that vision can change over time,

resulting in a number of noticeable differences
in how well aging adults see the world around
them. In fact, according to the American Optometric
Association's (AOA) 2014 American Eye-Q consumer
survey, 78 percent of adults age 55 or older report
experiencing some vision loss.
"The number of blind and visually impaired people is
expected to double over the next 16 years," said Brenda
Heinke Montecalvo, O.D., AOA Vision Rehabilitation
Section chair. "This staggering statistic has implications
for millions of aging Americans, but these changes don't
have to compromise a person's lifestyle. Maintaining
good health and seeing an eye doctor on a regular basis
are important steps to help preserve vision."
Common age-related vision problems include
difficulty seeing things up close or far away, problems
seeing in low light or at night, and sensitivity to light
and glare. Some symptoms that may seem like minor
vision problems may actually be signs of serious eye
diseases that could lead to permanent vision loss,
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD): An eye
disease affecting the macula, the center of the light
sensitive retina at the back of the eye. AMD can
cause loss of central vision.
Cataracts: A clouding of the lens of the eye that
usually develops slowly over time and can interfere
with vision. Cataracts can cause a decrease in visual
contrast between objects and their background, a
dulling of colors and an increased sensitivity to
Diabetic retinopathy: A condition occurring in
people with diabetes, which causes progressive
damage to the tiny blood vessels that nourish the
retina. The longer a person has diabetes, the more
likely they are to develop the condition, which can
lead to blindness.
Glaucoma: An eye disease leading to progressive
damage to the optic nerve due to rising internal
fluid pressure in the eye. Glaucoma is one of the
leading causes of blindness.
Dry eye is another common and often chronic
condition that Americans can experience later in life.
Dry eye occurs when there are insufficient tears to
nourish the eye. Tears are important for maintaining
the health of the front surface of the eye and for clear,
quality vision. Studies show that women are more likely
to develop dry eye, especially during menopause.
Aging Americans will represent 19 percent of the
population by 2030, up from 12 percent in 2000. Coping
with age-related eye diseases and disorders and the
resulting changes in health and lifestyles is top-ofmind for this growing group of consumers. The AOA's
American Eye-Q survey revealed that 40 percent of
consumers age 55 or older are worried about losing their

ability to live independently as a result of developing a

serious vision problem. Many eye diseases have no early
symptoms and may develop painlessly; therefore, adults
may not notice changes in vision until the condition is
quite advanced. Healthy lifestyle choices can help ward
off eye diseases and maintain existing eyesight.
"Eating a low-fat diet rich in green, leafy vegetables
and fish, not smoking, monitoring blood pressure levels,
exercising regularly and wearing proper sunglasses
to protect eyes from UV rays can all play a role in
preserving eyesight and eye health, said Dr. Montecalvo.
"Early diagnosis and treatment of serious eye diseases
and disorders is critical and can often prevent a total
loss of vision, improve adults' independence and quality
of life."
For those suffering from age-related eye conditions,
the AOA recommends following a few simple tips:
Control glare: Purchase translucent lamp shades,
install light-filtering window blinds or shades, use
matte or flat finishes for walls and countertops and
relocate the television to where it does not reflect
Use contrasting colors: Decorate with throw rugs,
light switches and telephones that are different
colors so they can be spotted quickly and easily.
Give the eyes a boost: Install clocks, thermometers
and timers with large block letters. Magnifying
glasses can also be used for reading when larger
print is not available.
Change the settings on mobile devices: Increase the
text size on the screen of smartphones and tablets
and adjust the screen's brightness or background
Stay safe while driving: Wear quality sunglasses
for daytime driving and use anti-reflective lenses to
reduce headlight glare. Limit driving at dusk, dawn
or at night if seeing under low light is difficult.
Maintaining yearly eye exams, or more frequently
if recommended by an eye doctor, provides the best
protection for preventing the onset of eye diseases and
allows adults to continue leading active and productive
lifestyles as they age.
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Joyfull Living by Louise Lavergne

The Cosmic Gifts of 2016
As I was creating
my years plan
and scheduling
classes and events,
I was amazed at
the amount of planets going retrograde
every month until this fall. If you are in a
hurry to make certain things happen fast
in 2016, you could experience frustration.
Although the astrological weather
doesnt create what occurs in your life,
it does affect how you experience your
choices and actionsjust like getting
wet if you go into the rain without an
umbrella. I thought it might be helpful
to tell you about some of them coming
up to inspire you to take actions that can
support you on your soul journey to your
authentic self.
Astrologically, retrograde means that
a planet and the energy it supports and
represents, is too far out
of its course and needs
to come back in line with
the Earth. The planet
appears to slow down
and creates the illusion of
going backwards. Its the
Universes way of giving
us the energetic support to
realign aspects of our life
with our soul purpose. A
retrograde effect pulls us
out of our automatic mode
of life so we can slow
down and become more
conscious of our actions
and consequences. In our fast-paced
world, delays can create irritation, stress,
doubt and confusion. This can cause us to
miss the healing opportunity to clear old
patterns that are not serving us and open
up to new ways of creating the life that we
were born to live.
We started the New Year with a
powerful cosmic green light with
every planet in GO mode, and then
quickly went into Mercury and Jupiter
retrograde, causing an immediate
slowdown for most of January. Mercury
Retrograde is a period to re-evaluate,
review and re-align our intentions with a
clear purpose of being and let go of what
is not serving our higher good. Now
more than ever, you might be feeling
the need to make real change in your
life. Have you noticed how its much
harder to fall back into old habitual nonsupportive patterns? This is also part of
the effect of the planet Jupiter, currently
retrograde until May 9th. Jupiter stirs
our search for wisdom and spiritual
expansion. What needs your healing
attention can show up in your health,
your bank account, your relationships,
your work or social situation. If you
pay attention and create more balance
between your physical and spiritual wellbeing, you can experience the joy of a
more harmonious life experience.
Saturn is also getting ready to go
retrograde on March 25th and that
energy is already being felt. Its all about

healing old stories and karmic challenges.

At this time projects can require more
effort and discipline to come to fruition.
Its a time when navigating from your
intuition is crucial. The ego will keep
you in fear mode and it will feel like
trying to grow a garden without sunlight.
Developing a daily practice will give
you the ability to reconnect with your
peaceful heart so you can experience this
profound healing opportunity.
If you are stuck in old, non-supportive
patterns or relationships, you will feel
it much more deeply this year. This is
the influence of the planet Mars and the
plutoid (dwarf planet) Pluto slowing
down to go retrograde in April (17th and
18th). Its time to take another look at
your goals and balance your actions with
your higher good and the higher good
of all. Its also a chance to deepen and
heal your relationships.
The challenges that
are showing up are the
Universes way of getting
your attention. We are all
being called to go deeper
within and connect with
our higher-self in a more
conscious way. When
Pluto goes retrograde,
your search for inner
truth and peace can
become relentless. Pluto
is about transformation,
regeneration and rebirth.
Its all about out with
the old and in with the new. If you
surrender, get ready to experience your
life in a whole new way.
This is a time in our evolution to step
into our grace and into the drivers seat
of our LIVES in a more empowered
way. Accepting and not resisting what
is showing up in our life is a powerful
practice that can create a more joy-full
life experience. Of course, these energetic
windows are just opportunities and its
up to you what you choose to experience.
We are now in THE best windows of time
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Cemetery - Cont'd. from Pg. 10

Thank YOU!Caring for our
beautiful Pioneer Cemetery is a labor
of love and takes many hours of work.
We so appreciate all that our Cemetery
Sexton, Richard Shields, and his
assistant, Eric Villarreal, accomplish
in their limited hours for cemetery
work. We thank them for their support,
assistance and guidance on many of
the projects we take on. We thank the
Jacksonville Boosters Club for their
continued support and for taking on
Community Projects that involve the
cemetery such as the repainting of
cemetery restrooms and new plantings
and benches. Our sincere appreciation
to the residents and staff of Pioneer
Village for all they do in supporting
our Meet the Pioneers program and
for being such an important part of the

community. Appreciation goes to the

City of Jacksonville and its staff, the City
Council and the Cemetery Commission
for their ongoing support. Thank you
to the Jacksonville Review for providing
space each month to our organization
and helping get the word out about
our work, events and activities and to
the Chamber and Visitor's Center for
promoting visits to the cemetery and
helping with ticket sales for Meet the
Pioneers. Finally, Id like to offer a very
special thank you to all who continue
to support our work by volunteering
and through generous donations and by
attending our events. Thank you one and
all for making a difference and for all that
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Paws for Thought by Dr. Tami Rogers

Pet Health Includes Dental Care

Providing compassionate
care for over 25 years
To us, our patients are like family. Weve
seen families through generations of best
friends. We believe in a total wellness
approach to veterinary care which helps our
patients live long, healthy lives. A blend of
compassionate care and the use of the latest
medical technology, all at an affordable
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ebruary is National Pet

Dental Health Month.
These designated months
that address issues always strike
me as odd. It seems to deliver
the message that it is okay to ignore bad breath every
other month of the year. Its funny, but when it comes
to animals, we seem to do just that. I often wonder what
we would do if our own breath (or that of our spouse/
partner/friend) smelled that badly. How long would we
ignore it then?
Dental disease is easily the most commonly diagnosed
problem that we see in veterinary clinics on a daily
basis. Approximately 80% of dogs and cats over age
three have significant calculus (tartar) build up and
periodontal (gum) disease. Without appropriate
treatment and prevention, severe tooth decay, tooth
loss, and damage to internal organs such as the liver,
kidneys, and heart can occur.
Some reliable signs that your pet has dental issues
or is in need of a dental cleaning would be any of the
following: persistent bad breath; red, bleeding, swollen,
receding or eroding gums; yellow-brown plaque or
tartar on the teeth; and loose, infected or missing teeth. A
visit to your veterinarian for a dental check up can be very
insightful in regards to the level of dental disease your pet
is affected by and what treatment options are available.
Typically, once a pet has significant dental disease,
the treatment of choice would be to perform a dental
cleaning. Unlike humans, animals require general
anesthesia for a dental cleaning. While there are some
risks to anesthesia, your veterinarian will do a thorough
exam and should perform blood work to make sure
your pet is able to process the anesthetics adequately.
Similar to what happens on your bi-annual visit to the

dentist, we may first x-ray the mouth to assess damage

below the gum line, we then remove the calculus from
the teeth, extract diseased teeth, and finish by polishing
the teeth so they are bright and shiny!
Obviously, prevention of dental disease is critical.
Imagine what your mouth would look like if you only
brushed one time a week (or less)! There are many
ways we can prevent significant dental disease in our
pets. The gold-standard is certainly brushing. A soft
brush (pediatric brushes work great) and some petapproved toothpaste is all you need. Gently brush at a
45 degree angle right along the gum line at least once
daily. Brushing takes some patience, and some training.
Dont expect to be a superstar overnight and do not
be afraid to call your veterinarian to schedule some
demonstration time! For those of us with brushing
handicaps, there are multiple products on the market
that can be squirted onto the teeth or added to the
pets drinking water. While these products will not
remove the tarter that already exists, they will reduce
the amount of bacteria in the mouth which is ultimately
responsible for bad breath, plaque, and tarter formation.
Therefore they will also slow the formation of plaque.
Of course you can always fall back on chew toys and
dental-designed treats. These items will decrease plaque
by mechanical action, but again, are very limited in
cleaning ability.
If you have questions, it is best to schedule a dental
exam with your veterinarian. We can help answer
questions about dental cleaning procedures, anesthetic
risks, treatment and prevention of dental disease! Heres
to good dental health!
Dr. Rogers can be reached at the Jacksonville Veterinary
Hospital at 541-899-1081 or
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Life at Sanctuary One

by Brooke Nuckles Gentekos, Executive Director

Over 1,400 Youth Learn, Care and Grow
at Sanctuary One

Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital

937 N. 5th St. | Jacksonville
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n the Applegate Valley,

Sanctuary One is making
a big impact for Jackson
County youth. Our 55-acre care
farm is best known for rescuing
and rehabilitating neglected
and abused farm and domestic
animals. But saving animals is
just one part of our threefold mission to provide a safe
place for animals and a healing place for people while
promoting environmental stewardship.
In 2015, over 1,400 children and teens visited
Sanctuary One for hands-on field trips and servicelearning programs. Thanks to generous donors
including Cow Creek Umpqua Foundation, the West
Family Foundation and a recent $4,000 grant from
the Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation, Sanctuary
Ones programs will continue to grow in the coming
year. Plans for 2016 are to bring even more youth to
the farm to learn about animal care, growing food and
environmental stewardship. The Umpqua Bank grant
will provide scholarships for students in need, as well
as staff, equipment and supplies for engaging and
innovative programs for ages 5-18.
Many local children have never met a pig or goat,
seen how animal droppings become rich compost
for growing food or experienced harvesting fresh
greens from a garden. Sanctuary Ones educational
programs invite youth from community partner schools
and organizations to experience care farming with
innovative hands-on activities and games designed to
teach animal and earth care knowledge and life skills.
Participating community partners include Ruch
Community School, Central Medford High School,
Armadillo Technical Institute, Boy & Girl Scouts, Medford
Parks & Recreation, church groups and many more.
Young people are exposed to a rural farm and nature,
meet rescued animals, and learn about food and farming
with memorable experiences. Visits consist of walking
tours and hands-on activities like mucking the barnyard,
helping to trim goat hooves, and growing food, herbs
and flowers in the Educational Gardens. These activities
demonstrate the importance of responsible citizenship
and community service as well as the interdependence
of people, animals and the Earth. Exploration and
inspiration are encouraged for youth participants in the
unique outdoor classroom with pastures, gardens and
old-growth forests.

A third grade participant said, Thank you Sanctuary

One for showing us how to take care of the earth and
the animals. I loved the cats, rabbits, cows, goats, horses,
strawberries, peas, mustards and rocks."
Sanctuary One provides opportunities for youth
to fulfill their educational experience, promote their
well-being and inspire them to reach their full potential.
With the generosity of donors like the Umpqua Bank
Charitable Foundation, Sanctuary One works to inspire
the next generation of children to care for animals, the
Earth and each other.
To contribute to our scholarship fund, become a
volunteer, or to learn more about our field trips and
service learning programs for youth, please visit our

l-r: Scott Koch, Umpqua Bank Southern Oregon Area Manager

and Debbie Lusk, Umpqua Bank Jacksonville Branch Manager,
present Sanctuary One Executive Director Brooke Nuckles
Gentekos a grant check to fund scholarships for local, in-need
students wishing to attend care farm programs.

Annies Antics by Annie Parker

Darn Poopcorn

"Walkin' the Dog" by Ken Gregg

with Garris & Jan Elkins and dog, Abby

To the Dogs
Next life I want to come back as a Jacksonville dog!
There are enough good spots for a canine travelogue
People to see, long strolls around town,
And on Sundays, up the Woodland trails and down

appy New Year! I hope your

Holidays were wonderful,
and that your furry family
members got lots of good prezzies!
I was rewarded with a special (but
unintended gift) of popcorn! The story
is this: Dad surprised Mom a few days
before Christmas with a lovely tree, and
given time constraints, Mom decided it
would only be decorated with popcorn
and cranberry garland. Two things to
note here: Mom had never made garlands
before, and Dad could only find buttered,
microwave popcorn to use. Mom decided
to sit in the living room to watch TV
while stringing the corn. Well, since a lot
of it ended up on the floor, I efficiently
did clean-up I LOVED it! Because of
that, the tree ended-up being strung only
on the higher branches, so I couldnt eat
it all. I had to be dragged away from
the tree to go to bed that nightI was

perfectly content to spend the night gazing

longingly at the tree hoping a stray piece of
corn would break free!
But, of course theres the darned
consequences: turns out the popcorn
didnt like me. Poor Mom and Dad had
to let me out numerous times in the night
so I could relieve myself. Of course I cant
go out unsupervised at night, because of
the friendly skunks in the neighborhood
who like to visit our yard. And, I dont
like to whine in the bedroom, so instead
I headed to the living room (where my
folks cant hear me) and whined from
therebut ended-up having to bark to
get their attention! They finally caught-on
and locked me in the bedroom where they
could hear me (duh). I dont think Mom
will be making popcorn garland again!
Heres to an awesome 2016 in our
Small Town with Big Atmosphere!

Admired and adored by stranger and friend

Much better than being in some old pen
Not necessarily pampered but definitely content
There is always somewhere to follow the scent
No matter what color, no matter what breed
In summer theres Farmers Market and Mustard Seed
Theres hardly a place a dog cant be found
This town just loves a good ol hound
So Jake and Annie, Storm and Frannie
Louis and Clark, Shadow and Mandy
Bailey and Tucker and all you four-legged ones
Someday Ill be joining you on one of your runs!
Frank De Luca
January 2016

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Trail Talk by Clayton Gillette



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Winter Hiking in the Forest Park

inter finds Forest Park

subdued and enticing.
The crackling crunch of
summers madrone leaves, followed by the deep rustle
of ankle-deep big-leaf maple and oak leaves is a distant
echo. Blooms of the forgotten spring sleep under a carpet
of forest litter and snow, yet swelling buds, catkins, and
brave shoots begin their emergence. A quiet time for
introspection as one moves warily from creek canyon to
ridgeline, senses attuned for the flit of bird, the scurry of a
squirrel, and the quick hop of the cottontail.
Which trail today? one asks. After the long, dry
summer and fall, any hike along the streams promises
waterfalls and the rush of water over bedrock granite
and through denuded red-twig dogwood and eternally
verdant ferns. Two new short spurs to waterfalls on
Cantrall Canyon Trail provide easy access to rushing
water, where remembrance of the recent dry times slips
away. A hike up Canyon Falls Trail brings more water
sounds, cascading from pool-to-pool as it flows toward
town. Continuing on up either Shade Creek Trail or
Jackson Creek Nature Trail, the park visitor leaves the
boisterous sounds of a boulder-filled canyon, and enters
the realm of green ferns and quiet waters. A trailside
bench under a spreading yew tree provides a splendid

opportunity to witness a Pacific wren about its business.

These trails are closed to bikes because of the easilydamaged trail bed and frequent steps.
Leaving the water-soaked canyons, one has multiple
choices of trails to climb to the ridges of the park. On
foggy days in the valley, the ridge lines are the place to
be. Often 10 to 15 degrees warmer than the valley floor
with ample viewpoints, the higher trails in the park
become a delightful destination to shake winter blahs.
Ridgeview, Naversen Family, Halls of Manzanita, and
Canyon Vista Trails are all constructed in granite soils
and dont tend to become as muddy as trails in the other
areas of the park. With access to viewpoints on ridges,
these trails can be a bit more strenuous than others. But
cold gray days in town certainly provide incentive to get
up and enjoy the view shed that is the pride of Forest
Park. Other trail loops provide access to Jackson Ridge,
again with some spectacular viewpoints, as well as the
popular Twin Peaks Trail. Its here, on Upper Twin Peaks
Trail, that one finds the Overlook of Overlooks. On a
clear day, one can see from the dome of Wagner Butte in
the southeast all along the Cascade Crest to the far distant
snows of South Sister in the far north. Bring binoculars!
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News from Jacksonville Elementary School

acksonville Elementary Schools

Pioneers started off 2016 with the
excitement of the annual Science
Fair, held January 27th. Students
displayed a variety of scientific
experiments, observations and collections
at this fun and educational event. Judges
from the community for this annual
event are always neededif interested in
helping-out next year, please contact the
school at 541-842-3790.
Mark your calendars for February
19th at 6:00pm for the annual
Jacksonville Elementary Talent Show.
Students preform everything from
martial arts, piano playing, hula hooping,
dance routines and more. Come see our
talented Pioneers in action!
Introducing a new community
program, Protect Our Children:
Grandparents, parents and community
members have an opportunity to learn
how to be more protective of children.
The Childrens Advocacy Center
of Jackson County will be making
a presentation called Protect Our
Children on Thursday, March 3rd at
6:00pm at Jacksonville Elementary.
This training is designed to educate

a little bird told me...

adults on how to prevent, recognize, and
react responsibly to child sexual abuse.
Tragically, about one in ten children
will be sexually abused before their 18th
birthday. This event is free of charge and
open to the entire community. Please
contact Marion Denard at 503-310-4120
for more information and to RSVP.
We are excited to announce the winners
of this years School of Art poster
contest. We appreciate our guest artist
judge, Cammy Davis, who took the
time to thoughtfully judge each poster
according to the categories listed below.
Our thanks also go to Christin Sherbourne
and Jessica Haynes for all of their hard
work to make this event such a success.


School of Art Poster Contest Winners

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Digging Jacksonville: Breakfast, Lunch, and

Dinner at the Jacksonville Chinese Quarter Site

by Katie Johnson-Noggle

he Southern Oregon University

Laboratory of Anthropology
(SOULA) excavations at the
Jacksonville Chinese Quarter Site
not only resulted in the recovery of
thousands of household artifacts, but
also tens of thousands of fragments of
bird, fish, and animal bonesthats over
30 pounds of bone alone! These remains
include mammal
bones from
and wild
animals such as
pig, goat, sheep,
cow, bear, and
deer, bird bones
chicken, turkey,
and duck, and
fish remains from locally available and
exotic fish species. The detailed analysis
of all of this food, combined with the
cleavers, dishes, and cooking wares will
tell the story of what the occupants of our
little house in the Jacksonville Chinese
Quarter were cooking and eating and
how this was affected by the availability
of local and traditional foods.
SOULA was recently awarded a
Heritage Commission Grant from the
Oregon Heritage, Oregon Parks and
Recreation Department, which will allow
us to delve into a full-scale analysis of the
faunal material from the Chinese Quarter
Site. Due to the specialization of this
type of analysis and the time and money
that is required to do it, often collections
are left with only a brief overview of the
faunal material. The States investment
in our project will allow for the
specialized analysis needed, and shows
that the importance of the Jacksonville
Chinese Quarter site is recognized on a
statewide level.

The Heritage Commission Grant

will fund a variety of tasks with the
following goals in mind: allow us to
gain a comprehensive understanding
of what locally-available animal species
were being utilized in the cuisine of the
Chinese immigrants in Jacksonville, what
exotic species were being imported to the
site, and how these foods were prepared
at mealtime by the Chinese
immigrants of Jacksonville.
Understanding what
people ate helps us
understand what life was
like for Chinese individuals
living in 19th Century
Jacksonville. What was
comfort food to them?
What local foods were
available? What did they
import from China? The final project goal
is to create a comparative collection of
faunal specimens related to the historicera cuisine with an emphasis on Chinese
import foods. This collection will not
only help us in the identification needed
to support this analysis, but it would
be housed at SOU and made available
for future scholars and students. We
are excited about the opportunity to
conducts this important project, and look
forward to our next updatestay tuned!
The excavations in the Jacksonville
Chinese Quarter were funded by the City of
Jacksonville and the Oregon Department of
Katie Johnson is a staff archaeologist at the
Southern Oregon University Laboratory of
Anthropology. Katie will be directing the
analysis of the several thousands of animal
and fish bones recovered from the Jacksonville
Chinese Quarter Site. You can reach SOULA by
contacting Chelsea Rose at and
follow SOULA on facebook/Southern Oregon
University Laboratory of Anthropology.

Courage in the Golden Valley: Southern Oregon

Chinese History A New Exhibition from the
Southern Oregon Historical Society

by Rebekah Cousins, SOHS Exhibitions Assistant

his month, the Southern Oregon

exhibit utilizes interactive elements such
Historical Society opens its 2016
as games and writing exercises for a more
annual exhibitionCourage in
engaging and resonant visitor experience.
the Golden Valley: Chinese History in
Objects and photographs from
Southern Oregon which highlights the
Southern Oregon Historical Societys
lives and impact of 19th century Chinese
collection will also be on display,
immigrants to this region, presenting
including some which have never been
this history through the voices and
displayed before. Through simple objects
perspective of the Chinese to the greatest
such as robes, shoes, mining pans, irons,
extent possible. It
and archaeological
runs from February
finds, the everyday
6 through April 17,
lives of Chinese
2016 at the Rogue
individuals are
Valley Mall, 1600 N
explored. One such
Riverside Ave.
object is a handmade
The Chinese who
arrived in Southern
designed to protect
Oregon were
a miners feet as he
continuing a long
worked. The shoe
tradition of sending
is made of tin and
workers overseas and
held together by wire
taking advantage of
and thongs. Metal
an opportunity which
webbing was added to
allowed them to earn
the bottom for better
money much more
traction. Such shoes
quickly than if they
would have been used
remained in China.
in the gold mines
Their experiences in
around Jacksonville.
the U.S. were shaped
The exhibit is timed
by resentment and
to coincide with the
Yan, Chinese Cook for Beekman Family
hostility, but also
Chinese New Year
SOHS 05868
greater choice and
and also the annual
opportunity. This
celebration of this
exhibit seeks to avoid
holiday held in
narratives which paint
Jacksonville, which
the Chinese as victims
will be on Saturday,
but instead highlight
February 27. The effort
their autonomy.
put into transforming
Courage in the
Golden Valley
California Street into
highlights the lives
a joyful spectacle
and accomplishments
of celebration with
Mining Shoe SOHS 334
of specific Chinese
food, costumes, lights,
individuals while
and explorations of
placing their lives in the context of the
history and culture is a continuation
particular circumstances which shaped
of the celebrations which occurred in
their decision to immigrate to the
Jacksonvilles 19th century Chinatown.
U.S. and their lives once they arrived.
These celebrations would have featured
One such individual is Eni Yan, who
fireworks, candy for the children and
immigrated to the U.S. as a teenager
feasting on pigs purchased from butchers
and worked as a domestic servant for
in Jacksonville. These celebrations
the Beekmans for 30 years. Eni Yan
permitted the Chinese to immerse
wrote and spoke English, which was
themselves in their culture in ways
a valuable skill needed in his position.
that were not always available to them
Although his title was cook, he
in Oregon. By inviting neighbors to
actually managed the Beekmans house
participate it encouraged cross-cultural
and property, especially during the
understanding and stronger community
Beekmans frequent travels.
ties across racial divisions.
Courage in the Golden Valley
Southern Oregon was the site of the
incorporates new research that is
first Chinese community in the Pacific
changing our understanding of the
Northwest and Jacksonville is one of
lives of the Chinese, including local
the most significant sites of Chinese
archaeology conducted by Southern
history in the region. The Chinese had
Oregon University Laboratory
a statistically significant population
of Anthropology (SOULA). This
in Southern Oregon through the turn
information challenges previous
of the century and remain a vital part
assumptions about the Chinese
of the community. This exhibition
experience and permits a discussion of
celebrates the role the Chinese
the lives of individuals, allowing greater
community played in shaping Southern
personal connection to the past. The
Oregon into what it is today.

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Craftsman-Era Style Contemporary Comfort

455 North Oregon Street

Historic Jacksonville

At the Old City Hall, Corner of Main

Street and Oregon Street

3PM The Magic of Jade
at the Bigham Knoll Ballroom, 525
Bigham Knoll Drive
An alluring, exotic and enchanting
magic show performed by Jade. She
was the winner in 1990 of the maledominated and coveted Gold Medal of
Magic, a prize only awarded a handful
of times in 35 years of competitions.
She has appeared internationally,
including a command performance
for the Monaco Royal Family and
recently on the Penn and Teller:
Fool Us show on the CW Network.
This program is underwritten by the
Confucius Classroom at St. Marys
School. Admission $5. Advance tickets
available at the Jacksonville Chamber
of Commerce Information Center
next to the post office, or at door if

At the Foyer in the Jacksonville
Public Library
January 25 to March 7
The Science behind the Site - A
look at the scientific analysis on
artifact from the Jacksonville Chinese
Quarter and what it tells us about
the people who lived there. This
exhibit will introduce the public to the
scientists working on artifacts from
Jacksonville Chinese Quarter site, and
the cutting edge methods they are
using to learn about the artifacts and
the story they tell.
Inside the Rogue Valley Mall, 1600 N.
Riverside Ave. Medford
February 6 April 17
Courage in the Golden Valley,
the third annual and a new
exhibition presented by the
Southern Oregon Historical
Society. This exhibition is
a collaborative project with
SOCCA and depicts the history of the
Chinese in our area.

8 AM Monkey Around 5K Fun Run

- Our ninth annual race is a fast and
easy, family-friendly run. The race starts
promptly at the Bigham Knoll Campus
(525 Bigham Knoll Drive). Top 3 male and
female winners will receive cash prizes
$100, $50, and $25. Children 12 and
under receive a monkey toy. Thanks to
our new partnership with the Southern
Oregon Runners (SOR), professional chip
timing has been implemented. Online
advance registration recommended. Visit for complete instructions
and enter the race.
10:30AM Chinese New Year Parade
- Lions, dragons, gongs, local students,
pep bands, and community groups
will be led by grand marshals, Artistic
Directors Oregon Shakespeare Festivals
Bill Rauch and East West Players Asian
American Theatres Tim Dang, to
parade through Downtown Jacksonville.
Students from SOCCAs Lion Dance Clinic
will highlight the procession. Register
online at by February 19
to enter. Come and strut your
stuff! The Lion Dance Clinic
was made possible by
Oregon Community
Foundations Small
Cultural and Arts
Grant Program. Special
thanks to U.S. Bank
for underwriting the
At the Bella Union
Restaurant & Saloon,
Second Floor, 170 W.
California Street
12PM to 12:45PM
Sticky Pearl Rice
with Chinese Sausage
Presented by Doris Dare
and Mimi Hicks. This hearty
dish, frequently seen on
a dim sum cart, can be a
meal in itself or a side dish.
Typically it is loaded with
savory flavorings and uses
glutinous pearl rice as its
base. Doris and Mimi will
be using Chinese sausage,
shiitake mushrooms,
dried shrimp, onions, and
other ingredients in this
demonstration. Audience
will have an opportunity to sample this
popular dish. Admission is $5. Tickets
available at the Jacksonville Chamber of
Commerce Information Center next to
the post office, or at door if available.

11:30AM to 12:30PM Feng Shui (

) and the Fire Monkey Presented
by Sugeet. What characterizes 2016 with
the Fire Monkey rules? What to take
advantage of, what to be wary about?
Come and find out.
12:30PM to 1:30PM What the West
Adds to Feng Shui - Presented by
Sugeet. While Feng Shui is an ancient art
and science from China, what in the West
demonstrates use of similar underlying
principles? Considering the path we are
on, what can all this tell us?
1:30 to 2:30PM Are you a theater
arts buff? Come and meet Tim Dang,
Artistic Director of the East West Players
Asian American Theatre, and Leslie Ishii,
Stage Director and Actress recurred
on LOST, and Bold and the Beautiful,
for an intriguing conversation about
their careers and Asian Americans in
the entertainment industry. They will
also announce exciting events featuring
Chinese and Asian American artists and
the 5th National Asian American Theatre
Conference & Festival.
At the U.S. Hotel Ballroom, 125 E.
California Street, Second Floor
12PM to 2PM Kenpo Kungfu - Shui
Bing Fa () grandmaster (Sijo
) David Day returns to teach this
highly energetic and interactive class.
Responding to popular demand, this
years class will be held at a larger venue
and extended to two hours. Participants
will learn valuable self-defense skills. Due
to the physical nature of this program,
this class is not recommended for
younger children.
At the Historic Presbyterian Church,
405 E. California Street, Fellowship Hall
(Lower Level)
12PM to 2PM Brush Calligraphy (
) - Unique to Asian cultures, the
ink, flexibility of the brush, and the
absorptivity of the rice paper, produce
an infinite variety of styles and forms and
often thought to reveal the character
of ones personality. Fuyou Long
, graduate of Wuhan University
and Peoples University in China and a
published author will give an introduction
and demonstration.
At the Elan Guest Suites and Gallery, 245
W. Main St.

to the people and history

of California. Weather permitting,
participants will visit the Long Tom Sluice
Box that was dedicated by Jacksonville as
a memorial fountain honoring the local
Chinese history.
1PM to 2PM Peter Britt and the
Chinese Gold fever brought Peter Britt
from Illinois to Oregon where he settled
in Jacksonville. Today he is recognized
as a celebrated photographer of 19th
century and is noted for his collection
of photographs of Chinese settlers in
Jacksonville. Their stories are retold by
historian Larry Smith. This presentation
will be complemented by a special exhibit
at the gallery: Historical Photos of
Chinese Culture in Jacksonville, Saturday
Feb.27 and Sunday Feb.28 from 11AM
At the Naversen Room in the
Jacksonville Public Library
12PM to 1 PM Courage in the Golden
Valley This is the Southern Oregon
Historical Societys new exhibition on
local Chinese history. Curator Amy Drake
discusses the new exhibition, including
the research process, and shares photos
and objects from SOHSs collection. Visit
the Rogue Valley Mall before April 17 to
see the exhibit!
1PM to 2PM Rising from the Ashes Learn how archaeologists are bringing
Jacksonvilles Chinese neighborhood
back to life. SOU Archaeologists will have
artifacts from the recent excavations
and be available to talk with the public
about the findings and the importance of
the site to the region. This presentation
complements the foyer exhibit at the

Let your kids romp, jump, and slide in
two Dragon Jump Houses on the
former Jacksonville Courthouse Museum
grounds. Adult supervision required. 206
N 5th Street.
Origami is Folding Fun - Start with a
square sheet of paper, fold it up to make
animals, airplanes and more! Origami
Master Matthew Medina will show you
that this skill is fun and enjoyable for
people of all ages. Art Presence Center,
corner of 5th and D Street.
Arts & Crafts - Lantern building, facepainting, and games galore. IOOF Hall,
175 S. Oregon Street.

12PM to 1PM Searching for Gold

Mountain The story of the Chinese
gold miners of Jacksonville presented
by historian Larry Smith. Gold was
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first found here in 1851. The mining
sites are as important to the cultural
history of Jacksonville and Oregon as
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