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Jacksonville Review

November 2012

Jacksonville Publishing LLC

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n the heels of last month’s column about who I was and was not endorsing for City Council, I want to thank YOU, the readers for your support. This goes for the overwhelming majority who emailed, called and personally thanked me for going outside the box and telling it the way I saw it. For those who were highly critical of my stance and let me know it, your message was received! You should know, “My View” is written with great consideration and not as flippant remarks for the sake of stirring-up controversy. My columns are always presented with Jacksonville’s best interest in-mind and are never meant to be personal attacks. By the time most of you read this column, the election will be over—both locally and nationwide—and my endorsements will be moot. As a nation, following stressful events, be it a natural disaster or a hard-fought election, opposing sides tend to come together, at least in the short-run, for the betterment of all. Post-election, I am


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confident the same will hold true for Jacksonville. I am not an absentee publisher—I am a town resident committed to making Jacksonville a pleasant and more interesting place to live. Therefore, I advocate on behalf of people and causes I feel best serve that end, and will continue doing so. And, regardless of who wins our council and mayoral races, I will work toward that future. Finally, I will continue advocating for those in our community in-need and at-risk and invite you to join me in supporting those less fortunate this holiday season and all year. As always, I will continue offering nonprofits free advertising and editorial space to get their message out. I hope you will join me and generously support the charities and organizations making a difference in the Rogue Valley and in our Small Town with Big Atmosphere. NOTE: Starting at 8:00pm on Election Day, Nov. 6, check our Facebook page and website at for City Council and mayoral race results.

On Our Cover
Local artist Christina Madden’s “The Red Trees” oil on canvas (22x28) combines her love of impressionism and abstraction in one stunning painting. View 5 of her delightful pieces at this month’s Art Presence exhibit opening November 2. See page 4 for show details.

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'Abstract Expressions' at Art Presence Art Center in November
that the Southern Oregon Arts Council moved their board offices into an upstairs office in the Art Presence Center…they hold all of their meetings here. Their President is Arlis Duncan of Jacksonville, who is working to solidify the connection between art and Jacksonville in Southern Oregon.” The abstract show opens on Friday, November 2 at 11 am. The same day, Art Presence invites the public to its opening reception from 5-7 pm, featuring John Guerrero pouring his wines, and light finger foods. And, on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 20 & 21, the gallery will be open from 11-5 for a special pre-Thanksgiving opportunity to enjoy the show with family and out of town guests. The Saturday and Sunday weekend show dates are "Indian Summer" by Alx Fox November 3 & 4, 10 & 11, 17 & 18, 24 & 25. During the including five oil paintings by Christina Madden, whose Saturday shows, oil on canvas, “The Red Trees,” was selected to be on the free public art cover of the Jacksonville Review. demonstrations “Interestingly,” Brooke says, “that painting will not will be held at be displayed during the Jacksonville exhibit because it 11 am and 2 pm, was also selected for a show at the Portland Museum of where artists Art one day after being selected as the Review cover!” will demonstrate She concludes, “I think this speaks volumes about the and discuss incredibly high level of professionalism in our local arts their inspiration, community which will be on display during November medium and for all to artistic process. enjoy.” “Everyone For more is encouraged information to attend the and current show,” says art events and Anne Brooke exhibits, please who is also see the Southern hoping parents "Helicopters" by Peter Coons Oregon Artists will bring their children and help expose them to abstract art. “In today’s Resource calendar below, busy world of soccer games, electronics and academics, and 'Like' the our art shows offer a rare chance for families to slow down and enjoy the creative process together…kids need 'Jacksonville Celebrates to attend plays, concerts and art shows.” the Arts' and Regarding abstract art, Brooke notes, “All artists are 'Art Presence' abstractionists in one form or another. I define the art facebook pages. form as taking something I find in nature and then interpreting it for the viewer as I see it.” As an art teacher and working artist, she adds, “I take it as my responsibility to let the viewer see what the artist sees… in my case it’s the beauty of nature.” "Tutti Page 1 “Abstract Expressions” features the work of 26 artists, 11-12,JVilleReview_JVilleReview/Doggy Bag9/01 10/8/12 4:07 PM Frutti" by Nancy Block

"Cool Myst" by David Landry In November, Art Presence is pleased to present “Abstract Expressions,” an art exhibit featuring abstract works in oil, watercolor, pastel, collage, acrylic, pastel and ink. Show organizer and well-known local artist Anne Brooke says, “Art Presence now has 99 artists, 26 of whom will be displaying more than 100 pieces of art in the November show.” The show will be held in the former Children’s Museum/County Jail on the grounds of the historic Courthouse on 5th Street. Brooke commented on the transformation of the building, saying, “The new art center space is working really well for all of us as a gallery. Since it’s always a challenge getting the public to recognize the arts community, having a gallery goes a long way to helping establish legitimacy. We are thrilled "Bamboo Blues" by Janet Bocast

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“Sterling Creek Antiques” is scheduled to open November 2 on the street level of the Orth Building at 150 S. Oregon Street. The building is also home to the Jacksonville Barn Company and LaFiesta Mexican Restaurant. The new shop is co-owned by local Joelle Graves and her business partner, Mark Madge. The two have joined forces with friends Lanny and Dorinda Doolittle who will carry a mixture of country, early American and turn-of-the-century furniture. Graves specializes in glass, chinaware and sterling while Madge is a collector of everything “retro.” The store will feature antique furniture, as well. If the name Joelle Graves sounds familiar, there’s a reason—she was the Director of Education for Britt Music Festivals from 2004-2011. “While at Britt, I met Mark…we discovered we both had a passion for collecting and started joking that it would be fun to open a store together some day.” Prior to her Jacksonville retail journey, Graves and her husband Roger opened Manning and Morgan Antiques in 1985, while raising two daughters in Ashland. “We were in business until 1995 and were very involved with the Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Merchants Association, working hard to make a difference and improve business during the off-season." In 1994, Joelle took-on some acting roles with the Rogue Music Theatre in Grants Pass and with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. She was an actress for several years until being asked to serve as General Manager of the RMT, which she did until 1998.


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Kiwanis Honors Student Of The Month
In September, the Kiwanis Club of world as a missionary, or even sharing her values with others in a big city where Jacksonville was pleased to honor Améli Brasseur, a senior at South Medford she sees a need. She would like to be involved in a ministry High School. She is the daughter of Réal and Cheri that helps those in need, Brasseur of Medford. because she feels that life is all about serving Améli is a lovely young woman with an outstanding others and spreading truth, joy, and most personality. She is the ASB President and is involved importantly, love. As for who has in the leadership program influenced her, she feels which plans and orchestrates her parents have shown activities for the school. She her the way of life. has participated in many activities during her high She was brought up From l-r, Kiwanis' Dave Wilson, in a home full of love, school career, such as FCA, SMHS Activities Director and within a family which a club for Christian athletes, Jacksonville resident, Jerry includes six brothers. recently renamed Da Jesus Hagstrom and Améli Brasseur. She says her biggest Club. Last year she formed her own club, REVIVE, where students influence has been Jesus Christ. She loves talking to others, being positive and came to talk about Christianity and to have fellowship with one another. She encouraging wherever she goes, standing has also been involved in sports including firm in what she believes and spreading her knowledge about life to others. cross country and softball. For further information, please contact Dave After college, her goal in life is to help Wilson at 541-899-1934 or others along the way by traveling the

Bike to Britt by Nathan Broom
Britt shows are part of summertime in Jacksonville. Whether they’re the best part, the worst, or something in between is a matter of taste. One thing everyone seems to agree on is that Britt would be better if it didn’t bring so many cars to town. RVTD and Britt Festivals teamed up to encourage an alternative for the September 25th Wilco show, promoting the first official Bike to Britt event. The event offered secure valet bike parking at the covered area beside the library. Britt contributed $5 concession certificates for participants, and RVTD installed front and rear lights on bicycles that needed them. Bi-Mart in Medford offered a portion of their parking lot as a “park & bike” location for people who wanted to participate but live beyond comfortable cycling distance. The event came off smoothly, and was well received by the fourteen participants who were willing—and even eager—to ride to and from the show. Perhaps we only made a dent in the parking impact of a big Britt show, but that’s how things get started. Bike to Britt is something I’ve wanted to do since observing a major bike valet parking operation at a music festival in San Francisco. A 1998 ordinance in that city requires event organizers to provide free monitored bicycle parking at events that request street closures or expect attendance above 2,000. The Britt Pavilion sells out at 2,200. Britt was very receptive to the Bike to Britt idea when I approached them about it earlier in the summer. After a meeting, they agreed to partner with RVTD and to promote the event through their own channels. We’re meeting again this fall to look at options for building better bicycle accommodations into the full Britt season in coming years. The Jacksonville city council was also supportive of the event, voicing appreciation and unanimously giving special permission for event sandwich boards directing bicyclists to the parking area. City staff were responsive and easy to coordinate with. Some ideas are easy to say yes to. I’m hoping to see more concert-goers say yes to swapping a car for a bicycle next Britt season. Nathan Broom and his family live in Jacksonville and love the Britt season. Nathan serves on the planning commission, and works on transportation options outreach for RVTD.

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Two Guys and “The Bennett Estate”
how the community felt about this property. Everything on to more fine art project-type work. I then developed we learned somehow kept confirming that we needed to a market for providing high-end hotels with artwork for find a way to make it all work. permanent decor. Last year, I had an exhibit at the Élan JR: What is the condition of the property and do you Guest Suites Gallery and currently have a permanent plan to live there? installation of miniature scenics of Ken: Since the home has been vacant for a Italy at Gogi's Restaurant. Once we few years, our first step will be to take care make the move up here full-time, I of the deferred maintenance issues, such as plan on continuing my work as an a new roof, siding and other minor repairs. artist in a home that was home to an We plan on remodeling some of the interior artist for 50 years. to bring it up to date. We are working with Frank: I’m an East-West the folks in the Planning Department, making psychologist who’s worked sure we do it right! And yes, we plan to live in personal and professional in the house as our primary residence and to development since the mid- 1970's. enjoy the acreage as it is. I’m phasing-out my private therapy Frank: We understand everyone is wondering practice but will keep training leaders Editor’s Note: The Eugene Bennett estate at 355 S. Oregon what our plans are. Simply, they are to make in organizations to work with the Street has been purchased by Frank DeLuca and Ken Gregg. Eugene Bennett’s house our home and revive Enneagram, a personality typing For 50 years, the property had been known as the Bennett its use as an art studio and gallery. We plan to system that improves personal and Estate and was home to working artist Eugene Bennett, where take some time to get a deeper feeling about the professional relationships. In the Eugene Bennett the renowned artist lived and painted. The home and studio property over the next few years, balancing our meantime, I’ll be commuting to the sit on 2.24 acres and is listed on the historic property registry. own needs with the specialness of the property and the San Francisco Bay Area to continue my work there. Built in 1856, the property functioned as the Eagle Brewery community. We are relying on the Ken: We are both natives of Southern California. I’m Saloon until the early 1900’s. “Jacksonville Effect” to guide us. from Santa Barbara and Frank is from Santa Monica. The following interview by 'Review' Publisher JR: Did you say, The For the last 30 years, we’ve lived on the central coast Whitman Parker is intended to let the community Jacksonville Effect? Please explain. of California, near Carmel. We have family here in know what Frank and Ken plan for this historic Frank: Ken and I coined the Jacksonville, too. My brother Thom and his partner property. term the “Jacksonville Effect” Linda moved here full-time a year ago and my sister just JR: Tell us how you found Jacksonville and after our first visit in 2010 based moved here, as well. the Bennett property. on an observation that things JR: Sounds like the Jacksonville Effect again? Frank: My partner Ken and I made our first seem to happen here with very Ken: Indeed! visit to Jacksonville in 2010 to visit a friend little effort. It’s amazing how we JR: It looks as if you two are meant to be here! who had recently relocated from the Bay Area manage to run into just the right Ken: It's a leap for us, being Californians for over 60 and purchased a home here. By the second person at just the right time and years, to consider putting down roots in Jacksonville. day, we felt an overwhelming desire to be how we are often recipients of However, this overwhelming draw to become more here on a more regular basis. Three months the most wonderful spontaneous engaged in the community is now the next exciting later, we returned for another visit AND hospitality while just walking to period of our lives and it just seems right. purchased a townhome in Jackson Creek, the market to get olive oil or grab Frank: We always had the idea of living in a small by Nunan Square. We’ve been part-time coffee at the Good Bean. It’s as town where we could walk everywhere and live a residents ever since. though we don’t have to think simpler life. We are used to living in an area where we Ken: On that first visit to Jacksonville, we Frank DeLuca and Ken Gregg and plan to get things done here. occasionally see deer, fox, bobcats, and hawks and feel came upon the Bennett property on one of our Everything unfolds in a very very lucky to be surrounded by even more nature here in morning walks and felt very drawn to it. During organic way as if we are being guided. Jacksonville. a lengthy stay this August, we noticed the property was JR: Tell us about your backgrounds. Ken: We are so grateful to be the new stewards of this for sale and asked our real estate agent to show it to us, Ken: I’ve been a photographic artist for most of my life historic property that’s beloved in the community. One assuming it would be beyond our means to purchase. and started photographing backpacking equipment for day, while viewing the property, we got the sense that Frank: There was something very special about it North Face when it was just a startup in the late 60's. I Eugene also approved and was guiding us. that attracted both of us so we just continued moving did work for their catalogues for 10 years before moving JR: Sounds like the Jacksonville Effect was at work! forward on investigating the history, zoning laws and

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Holiday Greens Pre-Sale
Jacksonville Garden Club will be making the rounds this month taking Advance Custom Orders for their Annual Holiday Greenery
Jacksonville will be bustling with tourists and families pouring into the downtown streets in December to enjoy the fun and activities during Victorian Holiday Celebrations. Now is the time to pre-order your Holiday Table Arrangements, Baskets, and Swags made locally from locallygrown greens and cones. Place custom orders with your choice of style, size, and color of candles and ribbons. Order baskets for your businesses countertops and restaurant tables to spark-up the spirit. Larger designer baskets and Jo and Whit Parker with selection of holiday swags are perfect for your lovely greenery at last year's sale Bed & Breakfast entryways. These are welcomed gifts for our most fun tasks each year. We rotate friends or neighbors and to decorate shifts during the day in a member’s big your homes. Sales near the Post Office on garage filled with tables. The workshop Oregon Street, Friday, December 7th and space is filled with clipping, snipping, Saturday, December 8th, 11:00am-3:00pm. chatting, and the excitement of each Remember when the rush is calm, individual design. We take breaks family and friends are gathered for mid-day to enjoy a bowl of Pat Dahl’s holiday cheer and meals; there is nothing wonderfully-warm homemade soup, better than the quiet flicker of lit candles warm our hands, and back to work. A bit and the scent of fresh cedar and pine of North Pole right here in town. boughs from your Jacksonville Garden Join us in the joy of the holiday season Club Centerpiece. Local educational by purchasing Jacksonville Garden Club’s scholarships and on-going Jacksonville Holiday Greens. beautification projects are the outcome For more information and to place an order, from our successful sales. please contact Peggy at 541 899-5708 or As Garden Club members, it is one of See ad below.

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Photo: Kathleen Hoevet Photography elcome to the monthly “Chamber Chat!” This is a big month for the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce volunteers who have been busy getting events ready as we kick-off another series of fantastic holiday events in our historic town. The two months ahead are some of our town's favorite and busiest! CHAMBER DINNER AND AUCTION! “Denim and Diamonds, ” the Chamber's annual fundraising party and auction is Saturday, November 3rd. The event is a fun evening offering a silent and live auction with a wide range of great packages and items to bid on, and the “Sons of the Pioneers” will provide fun boot kickin' musical entertainment while you check-out the auction items. The $25.00 ticket price includes a wonderful dinner catered by the Jacksonville Inn. The event, being held at the Historic US Ballroom on 3rd and California, is an important fundraiser for the Chamber. We urge you to come help make it another big success. There is still time to plan to come, so we hope to see you there. Tickets can be purchased at the door. VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS Next is Jacksonville's annual “Victorian Christmas Celebration” ushered-in by the Victorian Christmas Parade, tree lighting, and arrival of Father Christmas. It’s scheduled for Friday, November 30th at 6:00pm. The town will come alive for the next three weeks, through Dec. 16th


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with carolers in Victorian dress, a town crier, Father Christmas, and weekend entertainment as well as merchants all decked-out for the holidays! DOWNTOWN DÉCOR A reminder to merchants...if you have not yet made plans for your store décor, please remember that our volunteers at the fire department still have greens available, but you will need to order by November 5th. Holiday lights can be turned on November 21st (they must be turned off by Jan. 20th). Cedar greens and boughs, velvet bows, and lights in the downtown core area help us all “put on our best” for the Victorian celebration. Merchants deck their window displays with décor reminiscent of by-gone Victorian days. The look is unique to Jacksonville and visitors come each year to be a part of the experience and share it with others. We urge each merchant to participate in the décor on their store fronts and make an impact on our visitors. The Chamber invites you to join us at our monthly general meetings, at the City Hall. Held the second Thursday of each month at 8:30 am, we offer a relaxed and informative time to get your morning going and connect with the business community. See you November 8th ! For information on the Jacksonville Chamber, these events, or to join, please contact the visitors center at 185 N Oregon Street, 541-899-8118 or

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'Once Upon a Time...Arts & Crafts Gift Fair' November 16 & 17 at Bigham Knoll
Holiday shoppers don't miss the 1st Annual Once Upon a Time… Arts & Crafts Fair, featuring 40 unique, high-quality crafters and artists November 16 & 17. Held in the Ballroom on the Bigham Knoll Campus from 10:00am–4:00pm Friday and Saturday, the event is a must for anyone who loves fine, hand-made crafts, quilts, jewelry, watercolors, wood art, hand-woven hats, scarves & gloves, holiday décor, ornaments, wreaths, floral works and much more! After a long absence from Jacksonville, event organizer and town resident Jackie Cauble is excited to bring the craft fair back to town. Cauble, who organized and promoted the hugely-popular “Peddler’s Fair” from 1980-1992, notes this is not an antique-type fair but one offering only the finest in hand-made arts and crafts. During the event, on-campus dining options are available at Frau Kemmling Schoolhaus Brewhaus, which will also be offering 'Once Upon a Time Fair' specials. Fair-goers who park on-campus and then wish to do more shopping in Downtown Jacksonville are invited to leave their vehicles parked at Bigham Knoll and catch the Bigham Knoll Old School Bus which will offer free shuttle service from noon-5pm. Admission is $2 and all proceeds benefit the Little Pioneers School House. Bring in this coupon, and get Free Admission! For more information, please visit www. or call Susan Canty at 541899-9665. See ad this page and free admission coupon below.

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All items made by over 40 crafters. Come see some incredible talent. Christmas decorations, dolls, purses, quilts, water colors, wood art,
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Benefit for Little Pioneers School House | 525 Bigham Knoll Campus · Jacksonville, OR 97530 · 541-899-9665

Providence Festival of Trees Celebrating a community holiday tradition

21st Annual

Walk through a wonderland of beautiful trees and holiday displays. Shop in the Holiday Store, have your picture taken with Santa Claus, enjoy holiday entertainment and enter to win exciting raffle items.

(photo by Jim Craven)

Friday, November 30
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, December 1
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sunday, December 2
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For best viewing, visit any morning or in the afternoon on Friday and Sunday.

Medford National Guard Armory 1701 S. Pacific Highway Admission: Adults $5, Seniors (60+) $3, Children (2-12) $3 Beneficiary: Providence Palliative Care Program

For more information call 541-732-5193 or email:

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Jacksonville Review

November 2012

News From Britt Hill
by Donna Briggs, Britt Director
e have much to be thankful for at Britt this year, as we look back on a solid 2012 season. Let me share a few highlights: Attendance numbers were solid— Attendance numbers and revenue held steady in 2012, with slight improvements over 2011. We had a great response to our diverse lineup, and had 37 concerts with a total attendance of 61,000, an average of about 1,650 people per concert. These numbers compare favorably to 2011, in which 40 concerts had a total attendance of 62,000, an average of about 1,530 per concert. Important increases in contributed revenue—As a non-profit performing arts organization, ticket sales revenue only covers about 60% of our operating expenses for the “pops” season, and only about 33% for the Classical Festival. We rely on contributed income to cover the gap. We have really concentrated on increasing our contributed income stream, and our efforts are paying off. Our business partner contributions increased by 35%, and our grant support increased by 14%. We could not have done this without the support of the community. Fiftieth-season celebrations included a strong showing at the Classical Festival—As Jacksonville residents know, this was the 50th season for Britt, and we celebrated the milestone season with several events, especially within the

The Unfettered Critic by
Paula Block Erdmann & Terry Erdmann
It was 50 years ago today: To Kill A Mockingbird
very definition of an “old school” style cinematic epic. No director today, given the available array of digital effects technology, would spend the money to shoot on location as David Lean did. The film is still a visual feast, full of breathtaking beauty, and Peter O’Toole’s audacious debut is a marvel. But the story doesn’t resonate in the way it once did; emotionally, this tale about the rise and decline of a flawed man feels rather hollow. Not all revived classics come up short. Days of Wine and Roses still draws our tears as the characters drink themselves into oblivion. The Music Man still makes us wish that we could toot along on one of those seventysix trombones. The Miracle Worker still triggers goose bumps when Patty Duke’s Helen Keller finally comprehends that the water flowing over her left hand corresponds with the word “water,” spelled into her right hand by her determined teacher. And To Kill A Mockingbird’s tale of one man’s stand against bigotry, as witnessed by his young daughter Scout, is as moving as ever, even from the vantage point of our (supposedly) more enlightened era. Mockingbird was a contender for Best Picture opposite Lawrence, but the small black and white production lost to the flashier juggernaut. No matter. You can see a newly restored print of the film at Tinseltown on November 15, courtesy of Fathom. As a bonus, viewers will be treated to behind-the-scenes footage of To Kill A Mockingbird’s cast and crew. Tickets can be purchased in advance, either at www., or at the theater. While filming Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, actor Gregory Peck stated that it was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up. Good advice for us all. Paula and Terry each have long impressivesounding resumes implying that they are battle-scarred veterans of life within the Hollywood studios. They’re now happily relaxed into Jacksonville.


Classical Festival. The Classical Festival had its best attendance levels since 2006, and the third highest in the past 20 years. Education and outreach programs reach more people—Highlights from our education/outreach programs include an artist-in-residency program in the Illinois Valley, which included teacher training and instruments for the schools, attendance growth and curriculum improvements to Rock Camp, and growth in the Table Rock City performing series, our pre-concert music series. Changes to alcohol policy were successful—We made a notable change to our alcohol policy, restricting outside alcohol on a few concerts for the first time. We did this in an effort to curtail excess drinking, and to increase safety for patrons. After thoughtful consideration, the Board of Directors has decided the new alcohol policy will remain in effect for 2013 concerts, with restrictions on outside alcohol for select shows only. Outside beer and wine will still be allowed at the majority of concerts. Looking ahead—It’s clear that the strategies we have implemented over the past few years have put us on a path to a more stable and sustainable future for Britt. We’re excited to look ahead to the 2013 season, and with this wonderful community that surrounds Britt, we’re confident that individuals, businesses and institutions will embrace our vision for the next 50 years. Comments or questions for Britt Festivals? Email Donna at

Many thanks to all who supported and celebrated with us during our 50th season.
Photo by Vicki Rosette

Stay connected…

ilm buffs long have proclaimed l939 as “The Golden Year” of motion pictures. It’s hard to fault their rationale; releases included Gone With the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Stagecoach, Wuthering Heights, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Goodbye, Mr. Chips and many more. But it wasn’t the only year Hollywood produced such an abundance of riches. The current deluge of press stories about the 50th anniversary of “James Bond on the big screen” reminds us that in l962, Dr. No, the first Bond movie, was but a bauble in Hollywood’s jewel box of offerings. That year also brought us Lawrence of Arabia, The Miracle Worker, Days of Wine and Roses, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Manchurian Candidate, Birdman of Alcatraz, The Longest Day, The Music Man and our personal pick of the glitter, To Kill A Mockingbird. You can still catch some of these classics locally on the big screen. Medford’s Tinseltown is a “subscriber” to the Fathom Events series, which regularly presents “one day only” theatrical performances, filmed concerts, opera, ballet—and movie revivals. Several months ago, Jacksonville’s Mayor Paul Becker alerted movie enthusiasts that Fathom (at Tinseltown) would be presenting Hollywood’s most beloved musical, Singin’ in the Rain. Recent screenings include Hitchcock’s The Birds, a concert performance by Led Zeppelin, a live HD transmission from New York’s Metropolitan Opera, and a stage performance of Frankenstein from London’s National Theatre. In today’s entertainment market, traditional theaters must compete with developing competitive platforms such as mobile devices and digital video. Fathom’s business plan is to fight back by reminding customers about the wonder of the big screen—and we think it’s a winner. We recently caught their revival of Lawrence of Arabia. With its sprawling desert locations and a cast of thousands, including countless camels, Lawrence won seven Academy Awards. It’s the


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Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, and Louis Armstrong at Old City Hall in November

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November’s film at Old City Hall will be HIGH SOCIETY, the only time the two great singers, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra, ever appeared together on the silver screen… and what a show they put on. Add Louis Armstrong, and you have sheer musical bliss. Add Grace Kelly, Celeste Holm, and Louis Calhern, and you have an exquisite cocktail… for, this retold tale of THE PHILADELPHIA STORY strikes the right balance between elements of music, humor, light drama, and upper-class social propriety. But it is the presence of Crosby and Sinatra

that lift this above the award-winning PHILADELPHIA STORY. If that weren’t enough, almost every scene in HIGH SOCIETY is filmed with one object… to rival Versailles with sets rich in mansion-sized rooms, matching furniture, and gowns so glamorous that only Hollywood’s elite wear such costumes today. In short, HIGH SOCIETY is a visual feast with the added attraction of being filmed in wide screen Technicolor. HIGH SOCIETY will screen at 7:00pm, Friday, November 16th at Old City Hall. The doors will open at 6:30pm.

A Steller Celebration
The Calvary Church of Jacksonville invites the entire community to celebrate and honor Pastor Brian & Kimberly Steller for 10 years of ministry to the church. Ten years ago, the church nearly closed but is now thriving. Come hear the story of “Ruin to Renewel.” Please mark your calendar for a Celebration Service at 10 am on November 11, followed by lunch. (RSVP lunch plans to or call 541-8906745. A $5 donation for lunch is suggested) The Calvary Church is located at 520 N. 5th Street.

Calling all Actors! Come Join the Living Nativity!

The Jacksonville Christian Community needs volunteers including actors for the outdoor production of the Living Nativity which will be presented December 14, 15 & 16 at Bigham Knoll. Please call 541-899-9665 or visit for information.

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A Few Minutes with the Mayor
by Paul Becker
ow does that old song go? “Another season… another reason… for makin’ whoopee!” Well, you’ve surely noticed it’s election time again. There may not be much whoopee-making, but there certainly is enough talk about it. So much so, it makes one wish for the election to be over just to end the incessant round-the-clock political analysis. The question then is: what can I write in this last column before the election that hasn’t been heard or seen before? At the recent Meet-the-Candidates forum, I remarked that during a trip last year, my thought process had dried up and I was faced with a tomorrowmorning deadline for turning in my column. The well had seemingly run dry and thinking of that made me wonder why I couldn’t be more clever. That, in turn, led me to write the column about searching for a way in which to be clever and ending with the idea of settling for common sense… perhaps even forming a “Common Sense Party.” Though perhaps not all-inclusive, by its very nature, it would be broad-minded enough to be deemed ecumenical. The party platform would be short… all things proposed in the governance of the body would be judged by their common sense. Party loyalists would include people of all political and perhaps even religious, persuasions. Utopia! At last I have found thee! The problem with all this is that when it comes to how to govern things, not all people share quite the same idea of what constitutes common sense. People have a belief about what should be done and congregate with those who share the same idea…as in “birds of a feather flock together.” This is where elections come in. Forthright candidates for office will reveal their own ideas or beliefs and citizens then vote accordingly. Utopia this is not… but it is the best system we have.

From the Firehouse to Your House
by Fire Chief, Devin Hull
Time Change and Battery Change Saves Lives
ou can prevent tragedies simply by testing and maintaining your smoke alarms and practicing a fire escape plan. All smoke detectors in your house should be tested once a month and their batteries replaced annually. A very easy way to remember when to check your smoke detectors and change the batteries is to do it twice a year when the time changes to-and-from Daylight Saving Time. Equally important, every family should develop a fire escape plan and practice it at least twice a year. Every year in the United States, about 3,000 people lose their lives in residential fires. Most fire victims die from inhalation of smoke and toxic gases, not as a result of burns. Most deaths and injuries occur in fires that happen at night while the victims are asleep. In the past year, smoke detectors saved two Jacksonville families who survived despite losing their homes. Properly installed and maintained smoke alarms are one of the best and least expensive means of providing an early warning of a potentially deadly fire. Smoke alarms save lives, prevent injuries, and minimize property damage by enabling residents to detect fires early. The risk of dying from fires in


Makin' Whooppee!
At the afore-mentioned forum at Old City Hall, all candidates, myself included, were given an opportunity to speak and explain why we wanted to run for office and how we viewed our role once in office. The meeting was well-moderated and civil and informative, leaving the audience with some sense of where everyone stood. Speaking for myself, these past two years have been, more or less, an open book. When I began this journey, this mayor literally jumped from the burning pan into the fire. The resignation of both city administrator and the mayor, within a few weeks of one another, left the City with no one with experience at the helm. In retrospect, this problem was overcome in surprisingly short order. Since then, we have tried to be judicious in the many tasks facing us in City Hall. This infers a certain degree of professionalism in how we operate. And this brings me to a superb example of professionalism: The recent Cemetery Players re-enactment during Meet the Pioneers was outstanding and can only be described as completely professional in its presentation. The extraordinary efforts of all the volunteers who came together to create the event deserve all the credit. Their endeavor proved that not only do we have many valuable volunteers, but we also have many talented people. This leads me to my final point. As your Mayor, I will seek to form something new… a Mayor’s Advisory Committee. This committee will be comprised of highly successful people i.e., leaders, in their various fields… be it finance, retailing, manufacturing, the arts, social services, etc. With their outreach in the community and beyond, they can be of enormous value in bringing us fresh perspectives. How valuable such guidance can be to our city as we move further into the 21st Century! Now there’s a reason for “makin’ whoopee.”


continue to provide protection. Never disable your smoke alarm, even if you experience "nuisance" alarms while cooking or showering. Clean the smoke alarm following the manufacturer's

Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 2:00am. Move your clocks back 1 hour.
homes without smoke alarms is twice as high as in homes that have working smoke alarms. If your battery-powered smoke alarm begins to emit a low-power warning, usually a chirping sound, replace the battery immediately with a fresh one. This will ensure that your smoke alarm will

Fire Department Offering Christmas Trees and More
Jacksonville Engine Company #1 is expanding its Christmas Fundraiser of Christmas Garland and Christmas Wreaths to include Christmas Trees. Donations of $25 will be requested for Christmas Trees. Pre-orders will be accepted up until November 20th and can be picked up Monday November 26th at the fire station located C Street and Third Streets. Proceeds from the Garland and the Christmas Trees will be used to assist with the cost of Equipment and Training for the Jacksonville Fire Department. For more information, please call the Fire Department at 541-899-7246.

instructions, and if possible, relocate it away from the kitchen or bathroom. If nuisance alarms are a persistent problem, you may need to look for a different type of smoke alarm. A photoelectric smoke alarm is less sensitive to common causes of false alarms. Some smoke alarms have a silencing feature, so nuisance alarms can be stopped quickly and easily. At the same time you replace your smoke alarm batteries, replace the batteries in your Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarm. CO is a colorless, odorless gas that is produced when any fuel is incompletely burned. About 150 people die each year from non-fire, carbon monoxide poisoning associated with home fuel-burning heating equipment. For more information, please call us at Jacksonville Fire & Rescue 541-899-7246.

Jacksonville Fire Department Community Classes
November 15 December 13 How To Be "Fire Safe" In Your Home How To Survive Cold Weather

Classes held 6:30pm-8:30pm at the fire station, 180 N. 3rd Street. For more information, contact the Jacksonville Fire Department at 541-899-7246 or

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

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

Jacksonville Police Department


September 20 to October 22, 2012
Call Type - Total Calls
Alarm - 11 Animal Complaint - 3 Assist - Medical - 14 Assist - Other Government Agency - 2 Assist - Other Law Enforcement Agencies - 17 Assist Public - 19 City Ordinance - 14 Civil - 3 Criminal Mischief - 1 Custody-Detox - 1 Disturbance/Noise - 2 Drugs - 1 DWS - 1 DUII - 2 Furnishing Alcohol to Minors - 1 Harassment - 1 Larceny/Theft - 4 Motor Vehicle Crash - 3 Property Found - 2 Property Lost - 1 Public Safety - 2 Runaway - 1 Subpoena Service - 1 Suspicious - 13 Threats - 1 Traffic/Roads All - 7 Unsecure Premise - 1 Warrant - 2

City Offices 541-899-1231
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, November 6, 6:00pm (OCH) PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, November 14, 6:00pm (OCH) CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, November 20, 6:00pm (OCH) HARC HEARING OFFICER: Wednesday, November 21, 10:00am (OCH) HARC: Wednesday, November 28, 6pm (OCH) LOCATION KEY: CH - Old City Hall (S. Oregon & Main) CC - Community Center (160 E. Main Street) NVR - Naversen Room (Jacksonville Library) FH - Fire Hall(180 N. 3rd St. @ C) EOC - Emergency Ops Center at Police Station


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Focus on the Farm
by Pamela Sasseen, Hanley Farm Volunteer
ur Haunted Field and Scarecrow Festival were so successful this year that we’ve decided to extend next year’s event from two-nights of terror to three! Actually, just about everything we've done this year has been successful, due to the dedication of volunteers and faithful fans who attend our events. BUT, credit needs to be given to one who's provided unwavering support and enthusiasm to everything we've done—our SOHS Executive Director, Rob Esterlein. His support has been above and beyond the call of duty. For instance, following a Hanley Farm Origins dinner, we needed help washing the dishes. Rob pitched right in, literally rolled-up his sleeves and helped out! When we needed another Scarecrow for this year’s Haunted Field, Rob stepped-in and was one of the scariest scarecrows in the field! Rob is a Texas native, born In Fort Worth. Following a 4-year stint in the Navy, he attended the University of Texas at Arlington, studying history and anthropology. When asked about his professional background, he said, "What began as a grad student needing money, turned into a lifelong commitment to the work of museums." He eventually accepted a position with the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, TX. About 4 years later, he says “I packed up and headed for Oregon." What prompted him to respond to our search for an Executive Director? He answered that the position filled his desire for a "leadership position in a museum or historical society, and the opportunity at SOHS really fit what I was looking for." Plus, his wife's sister and her family were relocating to the Rogue Valley, presenting an opportunity to unite family that had been separated for several years.

City Snapshot
City Council, October 26: The Publisher was unable to attend this meeting and is printing excerpted minutes prepared by staff. Council discussion regarding whether they choose to do a study session on GMO: Study session to be scheduled after the first of the year when the new council is seated. Code update on Titles 1-14 Jeff Alvis states that Jan Garcia, Recorder, has been working with several citizens to read the code to make it more clear, concise and accurate. Garcia explained that she would be turning the code over to the RVCOG in approximately 3 weeks to work on formatting the ‘track change’ version in order to present to the Council. Update on the Elias Property Larry Smith gave a history of the ownership of the property. He stated that his belief is the most historically profound property in the City due to the ownership history and the location of where gold was originally discovered in the area. He discussed fundraising opportunities and options. Mayor Becker suggests that item is placed on the next agenda to ask the Council to make a decision regarding whether they want to back the project or not. Update on ‘dump’ property and the Opp Mine - Amy Stevenson Planner Stevenson discussed the two projects that are going through the approval process through the Jackson County Planning Department. She states that the City of Jacksonville is in the noticing area of neighboring property owners. The Opp Mine applicant asked for a code ‘interpretation’ from Jackson County regarding the ‘large pile of sand’. They stated that moving the sand did not constitute mining. The applicant appealed the interpretation to the Jackson County Board of Commissioners who overturned the planning department’s decision. The time frame for a LUBA appeal is up on October 25, 2012. Stevenson states that there will likely be trucks hauling sand out of the mine. The South Stage Landfill or ‘dump’ property went before the Jackson County Planning Department on October 11. She states that the subdivision of a maximum of 27 properties was approved. There will be a bridge built over Daisy Creek and connecting Daisy Creek Rd and Third St. in Jacksonville. Stevenson states that both of these items are outside our city limits and our Urban Growth Boundary. Each lot size will be between 2-5 acres and it is cluster zoning. COUNCIL/STAFF DISCUSSION Planner Stevenson stated that she wants the City Council to support staff when staff tries to enforce the code. She stated that code enforcement isn’t instituted lightly and that the code, as it is today, must be enforced whether staff agrees with that code or not. She is adamant that when an officer is sent to enforce the code it is necessary and that Council and/or prospective Councilors should not argue the code with the police as it was directed by the planning department. Councilor Duane asked who it was that did this. Mayor Becker named the prospective Councilor. (The Jacksonville Review determined from a tape recording of the meeting that the person named was council candidate Jocie Wall.) Fire Chief, Devin Hull stated the Fire Department had raised $3200 for MDA, Fill the Boot, had a car seat clinic with 24 participants and held an open house where several hundred people showed up. He also passed around a photo of a young boy named Luke who had drowned in an irrigation ditch five years earlier. Chief Hull had resuscitated him and Luke wanted to express his gratitude to Chief Hull for his life. Hull thanked the Council for their backing of the Fire Department for cases just like these. The meeting was adjourned at 7:21 pm. Planning Commission, October 10: A Public Hearing for a Performance Review of the Frau Kemmling Schoolhause Brewhaus on the Bigham Knoll Campus addressed outdoor dining/service hours. After Planner Amy Stevenson presented her staff report, FKSB co-owner Mel Ashland voluntarily stipulated to ending outdoor service hours at midnight, effectively revising previous policy. During public comment, several neighbors from a “neighbor’s association” commended Ashland for his action. City Council, October 2: Old City Hall was packed for the longawaited vote on a much-debated land swap between the city and the MRA – Motorcycle Riders Association. In the end, council voted 5-1 to enter a sales agreement/contract to complete the deal, contingent upon the MRA receiving grant funds to finance the transaction. Should the deal close (sometime in 2013) the city will receive upwards of $680,000. City Administrator Jeff Alvis indicated funds will be allocated as such: $270,000 to pay-off the Police Station, $200,000 to repair the dam and $150,000 to care for four historic properties the city is acquiring from Jackson County.


Meet SOHS Executive Director - Rob Esterlein!
When asked if Rob has experienced culture shock, he said he didn't find as much culture shock as many people thought he might. He notes, “Fredericksburg, where I lived and worked for almost 5 years, was founded in the 1840s and had grown into a center for cultural and epicurean tourism. If you combined the attributes of Ashland and Jacksonville, you'd get something very much like Fredericksburg." He did, however, observe that "Barbecue here isn't quite the religious experience that it is in much of Texas!" So, what about his vision for Hanley Farm and SOHS? Ever gracious, he responded, "My vision for Hanley Farm is, more or less, irrelevant. We are an organization with deep roots in the region, and my role is to help the organization and the community that supports it to define, express and realize a vision." Holiday Celebration at Hanley Farm On December 1, come celebrate the holiday season at Hanley Farm and make a holiday wreath, enjoy a cup of warm cider as you browse about and visit our mercantile, where you may find that just right gift you've been seeking. Visitors may tour the Hanley Farmhouse and view the holiday exhibit of items from the SOHS collection. PLUS, this year we'll have a special visitor, direct from the North Pole! Santa Claus has accepted our invitation to visit the farm, and he's bringing his favorite helper-Elf with him. We hope you'll join us! Entrance is free, 11:00am–3:00pm. For more information about Hanley Farm or upcoming events, call us at 541-773-6536, Ext. 1002, visit us on-line at; or our Hanley Farm Facebook page. Hanley Farm, owned and operated by the Southern Oregon Historical Society, is located at 1053 Hanley Road, between Jacksonville and Central Point.

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Pear-a-dise Lost
If you’ve passed-by the pear orchard on 5th Street near the Chevron station, you’ve undoubtedly noticed hundreds of pear trees have been cut down. In late September, when cutting began, the Review started receiving phone calls and emails from concerned residents, all wondering what was happening. On October 15, a property manager representing orchard owner Dr. David Young returned a call from the Review to Dr. Young. According to the representative, fruit trees in the 49acre orchard were distressed, diseased and susceptible to disease and removed on advice from county agricultural professionals. The Review was told that Associated Fruit had leased the orchard at one time and that attempts to re-lease the pear orchard proved fruitless over the last few years. The representative also claimed it was cost-prohibitive for the owner to care for the trees and removal expenses would also be considerable. County records indicate Young has owned the property since 1996. When questioned about the future of the parcel, the representative noted a local farmer has expressed interest in planting alfalfa and that growing commercial grapes, hay and other crops may be viable. The land is zoned EFU—Exclusive Farm Use. The Review received numerous comments from residents postulating that trees were being removed to make a housing and/ or commercial development more likely. However, it should be noted that the parcel, once called JK-10 is zoned EFU and in order to be annexed into Jacksonville’s Urban Growth Boundary, the city must prove a need for such residential and/or commercial use. Four years ago when the city debated if it would enter Jackson County’s Regional Problem Solving process, the same land had been eyed as a possible hotel and Recreational Vehicle conference center. At this time, it is unlikely the city could prove such a need based on existing buildable land inventory within the city limits. Additionally, when considering what land may be annexed, farm land is the last land to be considered, as per local and state development laws. When asked, Dr. Young’s representative agreed that the likelihood of annexation was decades away, if ever.

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The Applegate Trails Association (ATA) will host an off-trail hike through giant trees and autumn palette in the sunny Applegate Valley. Layer up and come with us on a trek down Long Gulch in the proposed 6000 acre Wellington Wild Lands. Private landowner cooperation gives us a rare opportunity to hike lower elevation public lands between Ruch and Applegate that are otherwise difficult to access. As this downhill 3 mile thru-hike is all “off trail,” it is rated as “moderate” to “difficult” with an estimated total time of 4 hours. We meet Friday morning, November 2nd at 9:00am, at a private residence near Ruch. From there we will carpool to the trailhead just 30 minutes away. The descent through the riparian area of this unique untouched canyon is gradual, rugged, wild and beautiful. Join us on this hike by contacting the hike leader, David Calahan, at 541899-1226 or for directions. Remember your sturdy footwear, appropriate clothing for the weather and perhaps a hiking stick for the uneven terrain and poison oak. Please leave your pets at home. Check out our website at www.applegatetrails. org and stay tuned as ATA will be featuring more hikes in 2013.

The Dick Ames Rest Shelter
The Forest Park now has its first rest shelter located on the Naversen Family Trail. Dick Ames worked hard and long as a city councilor and Jacksonville Park Ranger to establish the Forest Park in the old city Watershed. From the start, he fought through manzanita and thick brush to lay out new trails, and envisioned the replica railroad trestle that has been built on the Rail Trail. But more than anything, Dick wanted the Forest Park to be more than just trails. His vision included a use area with picnic areas, nature walks, and interpretive panels to educate children and adults about the rich history of mining and the biodiversity of the plant life. But most of all, Dick Ames loved the idea of covered rest shelters with benches for hikers to stop and enjoy the views. The shelter he was most eager to build was a shelter on the ridge of the upper Naversen Family Trail, nestled in a grove of big madrone trees with commanding views of the canyons below. In his memory, the Park Rangers have built a rest shelter on this spot named “The Dick Ames Shelter.” The area will soon have a picnic bench to entice hikers to tarry a bit longer and enjoy the view as Dick would have done himself.

Leave Your Leaves for the Boosters
The autumn leaves are falling once again, but don’t let them bring you down. Instead, let the Jacksonville Boosters be your bag men. Put the dry leaves into 30 gallon plastic bags, or rake them into a pile that’s within easy access for pickup. Then call us. We’ll haul them away—and for a good cause. The Jacksonville Boosters support community projects such as the Jacksonville Elementary School Music Program, Victorian Christmas parade, and the restoration of Peter Britt Gardens. Suggested donation: 1-2 bags $10.00 3-5 bags $20.00 6 or more to arrange. To arrange for pickup in November, please call 541-261-0327 or 541-899-2029. Make checks payable to the “Jacksonville Boosters Foundation." All donations are tax deductible.

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A Garden That's Good for You
may be linked to better immune function. I’d say that statement is a pretty convincing reason to “stop and smell the roses” from time to time. For those of us who like to get our hands dirty and enjoy the actual work of gardening, there’s the obvious benefit of physical exercise. Researchers estimate that gardening burns an average of 300 calories per hour, while heavy yard work can burn more than 600 calories per hour. So getting out in your garden can even have a positive effect on your waistline! When it comes to our children, it’s always helpful to discover exciting activities to enrich their learning and development. Gardening can be one of those activities. When we teach our children the practice of planting and caring for a garden, we are also introducing the habits of healthy eating and proper nutrition, contributing to their interest in science achievement and fostering an improved attitude toward learning. Kids already love to dig in the dirt, so helping them explore the art and science of gardening can help their love of the natural world take root and influence the way they will value natural areas and gardens into adulthood. Some solid research from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center tells us that children who participate in community gardening programs show increased interpersonal relationship skills and ability to work in groups. According to the study, the children who participated in community gardens also reported positive bonding experiences with their parents and other adults. Even though we are entering the wet and colder months here in Jacksonville, this is still a good time to be dreaming of what next year’s garden could look like. Considering the many benefits, it’s easy to see why people love to spend time in their gardens so much. If gardening can enhance our physical well-being, produce a sense of accomplishment, and foster a closer relationship with nature and others, I’d say those are healthy “fruits of our labors!” Adam Haynes is the owner of Artisan Landscapes, Inc. Contact him at 541-292-3285,, or visit his website at See ad this page.

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Meet Your Farmer – Coquette Bakery at Two Creeks Heritage Farm
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Two Creeks (Jackson and Horn) Heritage Farm is nestled on 168 acres between historic Hanley Farm, Oregon State University (OSU) Extension, and the U. S Forest Service J. Herbert Stone Nursery. Jerry Childers, his wife Tristen Voget, their 2-year old twin sons (Dashiell and Baylor) and their 3-year-old puppy Isa live on this farm. Jerry and Tristen met in the San Francisco Bay Area where they both taught high school (science and math). Jerry has degrees in forestry and education from the University of California Berkeley. Tristen has a civil engineering degree from Bucknell University, and she later got her masters degree in education from Stanford University. On weekends, Jerry and Tristen loved to ride their bicycles around San Francisco in search of bread and other goodies at local bakeries. Tristen, who grew up in a big family in Ashland, wanted to come back to the Rogue Valley to raise a family and live on a farm. In 2008, Jerry and Tristen had the opportunity to live on the farm of their dreams. The Voget family bought Two Creeks Heritage Farm from Bob and Patricia Heffernan (Bob’s mother was a Hanley) in 2009. The 168 acres used to be part of the larger Hanley Farm. Elizabeth Hanley had a green thumb, and her spirit lives today on the property as you look up at the 150+ year old sequoia trees around the farm’s residences. Elizabeth also had a vision of a sunken rose garden. Tristen’s mother, Eva Voget, turned that vision into a reality with a low stone wall surrounding the garden and a fountain in the garden’s center. As they were settling into the Rogue Valley, Jerry and Tristen continued their search for local wonderful homemade bread, but they were not successful in finding something that could match their experiences in the Bay Area. Tristen began to learn the techniques of making her ideal bread on her own, and that turned into baking bread for family and friends. She was encouraged when her father (Gary Voget) with German roots, a bread connoisseur, pronounced Tristen’s bread “delicious.” Tristen continued to bake bread and pastries for family and friends while she and Jerry refurbished the old milking parlor into a commercial bakery. She bakes breads using naturally-cultivated yeast. This is done by giving the yeast that is naturally found in flour and in the air a place to thrive (in their case it’s using a mixture of flour and water). Tristen and Jerry decided to try to sell more bread locally at farmers markets and at select retail locations. They called the bakery Coquette online (coy, flirtatious) and have named their breads accordingly. Sample names are Bread Over Heels (Country Loaf), Gypsy Rose Marie (Rosemary Sea Salt Loaf), Gettin’ Figgy (Fig and Filbert Loaf), Country Pumpkin (Polenta and Pumpkin Seed Loaf) and Olive Ya (Mediterranean Olive Loaf). Two Creeks Heritage Farm also grows alfalfa, hay and wheat, which is sold locally. They have a large personal garden, vineyard, orchard and chickens for family use. Buying and selling as locally as possible is important to Jerry and Tristen. To them, local means 10 to 15 miles away from their farm. Often local farmers will barter fruit and vegetables for some of Coquette’s fabulous baked goods. Jerry says, “we are not trying to make a living; we are trying to make a lifestyle. It is important to be good land stewards, continue to improve the land, and keep a beautiful legacy for future generations so that they can also enjoy this farm and community.” Since Tristen is expecting a daughter on December 31st, the bakery will cease operations in November and resume producing wonderful baked bread and pastries in March 2013. They can be reached at 541-727-0330 or The bakery is located at 2447 Ross Lane in Central Point. They do not have a retail outlet on the farm at this time.

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Coming To An Armory Near You: The Annual Clayfolk Holiday Show And Sale
For the 37th time in as many years, a band of potters calling themselves, “Clayfolk” will hold its gigantic holiday Show and Sale on the weekend before Thanksgiving. The event runs from Friday, November 16th through Sunday the 18th at the Medford Armory. The largest ceramic-art showcase in the region, the Clayfolk Show and Sale presents an opportunity to beat the holiday rush and to find unusual gifts, unique decorations, and to meet the artists who fabricate them the oldfashioned way: by hand. A variety of functional and whimsical work— from coffee mugs, casseroles, and platters to wind chimes, garden art, and sculpture—will tempt holiday shoppers, who should also be prepared to be entertained by live music and demonstrations by master potters. Kids will have fun, too, in a venue for hands-on clay experiences, under professional tutelage. Clayfolk traces its origins to the mid70s, when a small group of potters in the Grants Pass, Medford, and Ashland area sought to share ideas about hand-crafting techniques, glazing, firing, and marketing. Now the organization represents over 130 ceramic artists, primarily from Southern Oregon and Northern California, but also from Roseburg, Eugene, Corvallis, Bend, Portland, and beyond. But it was not always so. In the early pioneer days, clay work in southern Oregon was largely confined to making bricks. Then, in the 1860s, the Oregon Pottery Company, the first commercial pottery on the west coast, sprung up in the Willamette Valley. Others followed, making functional pieces, such as table ware, jugs, and pickle crocks. The fledgling pottery industry was successful because of the prohibitive cost of shipping pots from the East Coast. In the intervening century and a half, the ceramic scene has undergone radical changes, driven by competition from ubiquitous, cheap, and mass-produced ware. As a result, modern potters have come to emphasize the artistic side of their craft, focusing on the uniqueness and beauty of their work. Even the clay itself has changed: No longer forced to rely on local clay deposits, modern potters have a stunning choice of clays that they can form into fine porcelain, muted stoneware, colorful earthenware, and exotic raku pieces. Clayfolk show shoppers will find examples of all these ceramic genres, priced to please everyone’s pocketbook. Indeed, some pieces will go for less than $10, while a few sculptural pieces and large decorative platters will fetch several hundred dollars for pieces of clay art that capture their hearts. Lucky attendees selected in periodic drawings will win gift certificates to be used toward purchases at the show. As you browse the show, look for artists who may be your neighbors in Jacksonville and the Applegate Valley: Ray Foster, Shirley Usher, Kazuko Young, and Nancy Adams. For a more extensive preview, you can visit a virtual gallery of Clayfolk members’ work online at www. This year’s Clayfolk Show and Sale will again be held at the Medford Armory, at 1701 South Pacific Hwy—easily accessible from I-5 at the South Medford exit. Admission is free. Doors will open on Friday, November 16th, at 4:00pm, closing at 9:00pm. The event continues on Saturday from 10:00am to 7:00pm and ends its run on Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. More information, including a driving map, is available online at

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Voices of the Applegate, a local community choir directed by Blake Weller, will be performing their fall concert on November 9 at 7:30pm in the Old Presbyterian Church on California Street in Jacksonville, and on November 11 at 3:00pm in the Applegate River Ranch House, 15100 Hy 238 in Applegate. The music will consist of a variety of fourpart harmony pieces, including songs from Africa and Japan, as well as a some classical Renaissance music. Admission is free, donations are appreciated. For more information, please call Joan Peterson at 541-846-6988.

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2012 Cast of Meet the Pioneers Photo: Bill Miller Cemetery Clean-up Our sincere appreciation and gratitude to all who were able to help us with our Annual Fall Clean-up of the cemetery grounds on Saturday, October 6. We had members from the Boosters Club, the IOOF #10 Lodge, and Community Volunteers join us for a very successful clean-up. The weather was perfect and a group of 32 dedicated and hard working volunteers blew, raked, and bagged 161 bags of leaves. Thank you all for helping us to care for our beautiful Pioneer Cemetery and those who rest within its grounds. Our next scheduled Clean-up Day is set for Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 9:00am until 12 noon. History Saturday Our History Saturday Program returns on Saturday, November 10, with a tour of the largest section of the cemetery, the City Section. Docents Joan Hess and Pat Stancel will give a brief history of this section and then lead visitors on a tour which will include a number of gravesites with stories of those buried within. The tour starts promptly at 10:00am and will take approximately 90 minutes to complete. Your Docents will meet you at the top of the Cemetery Road next to the Sexton's Tool House. Parking is available within the cemetery grounds. Dress for the weather and be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. The program is free and no reservations are required. Donations are appreciated and help to support cemetery restoration and preservation projects, as well as educational programs such as History Saturday. Please call 541-826-9939 with questions and visit our website at for a complete listing of cemetery events, activities and volunteer opportunities. We will finish our visit to the City Section on Saturday, December 8. This will also conclude our History Saturday Program Series for the year 2012. Marker Dedication Service Join us on Wednesday, November 14 at 11:00 a.m. when the Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery will hold a dedication service for the placement of a Military Marker at the gravesite of Pvt. Hayes Benjamin Taylor in the City Section of the Jacksonville Cemetery. Pvt. Taylor, a Spanish American War Veteran, was killed at the Battle of Malabon in the Philippines. He died on March 25, 1899 and his remains were finally returned to Jacksonville and buried on February 21, 1900. No marker was ever placed at his gravesite. Working with the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery were able to secure a Military Marker for Pvt. Taylor in recognition of his service and ultimate sacrifice for his Country. Pastor Richard Evans from Jacksonville's First Presbyterian Church will provide words of inspiration and comfort, Robert Hight will read a poem from the period of the Spanish American War, Bob Budesa will play the bagpipes, and the story of the Taylors will be shared with those attending. Parking will be available within the cemetery grounds and around the traffic circle at the top of the Cemetery Road. The Taylor Family Block is located just to the right of the Robinson Family Block (kneeling child) as you look up the hill towards the Jewish and Catholic Sections of the cemetery. Thank you for joining us for this special program. Please call 541-826-9939 with any questions. Meet the Pioneers—Another Sell-out Year! I am very happy to report that this year's Meet the Pioneers Program on October 12 and 13, was a huge success playing to a sold-out audience. The feedback from those attending was nothing short of total joy and praise for the wonderful and interesting stories as told by an amazing group of actors. As people were boarding the bus for the return trip to the Ticket & Boarding area, they were already asking for next year's dates! What can I say but work on next year's program will begin early in 2013 and Meet the Pioneers will be back on Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12, 2013. The Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery would like to sincerely thank all those who attended this year's tour and for supporting, not only our Meet the Pioneers Program, but our beautiful Pioneer Cemetery. Needless to say this program would not be possible without the support, dedication, and hard work of a huge volunteer workforce. Much appreciation to those who helped setup, clean-up and take-down, sold tickets, handedout programs, directed traffic, boarded the bus with tour groups, guided groups around the cemetery, served refreshments to our Players, drove and made announcements on the bus, our Research Committee, and our Players. I must acknowledge three individuals who went beyond the call to help prepare and set up the cemetery grounds for the tours. Lee Siedlecki, Linda Kestner and Rob Buerk were just amazing with doing one thing and then saying, "Okay Boss, what's next?" It takes two full days to haul stuff and setup, and these three individuals were there and gave 110% for which I am sincerely grateful. Special mention and appreciation to the following People, Businesses and Organizations who helped us with this year's event: Sandi, Maryl, and Terri at the Jacksonville Chamber and Visitor Center for handling ticket sales, The Staff & Residents of Pioneer Village for providing their bus and for being our first audience, Whit, Jo, and Andrea of the Jacksonville Review, paper and online, for their support and great job at promoting the tours, First Presbyterian Church for providing chairs for our guests to sit on, Ron Moore, Bill and Debbie Miller for their photo's and DVD, Climate Control Mini Storage for the use of their truck, City of Jacksonville, Southern Oregon Historical & Rogue Valley Genealogical Societies and Library, The 4th Wednesday String Band and the Oregon Old Time Fiddlers, the Mail Tribune, Upper Rogue Independent, Grants Pass Daily Courier, 1859 Oregon's Magazine, and to all our wonderful cemetery neighbors for their patience and understanding. 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know Emmy-award-winning Ty Burrell a star in the show Modern Family. In fall 2013, we will open an Honors College, an academically challenging program that also connects students with community mentors. SOU’s Honors College students (a hundred of them in four years) will become leaders prepared to make a difference in our local and global communities. Also in 2013, we will open the North Campus Village with 700 beds and a dining facility. The largest construction project ever in Ashland, this public-private partnership was accomplished without state funding. Soon, we’ll also begin planning a rec center that our students voted for last year as well as a $21 million renovation of our Science Building. SOU is on the move. We support and connect with communities throughout the Rogue Valley. And, in 140 years, we’ve never lost sight of our mission: transforming the lives of our students and helping them succeed. Students at Blue Ledge Mine

Councilman David Jesser, chairman outhern Oregon University has a history almost of the city’s Parking Commission, as long as Jacksonville’s. In 1872, citizens told the Mail Tribune that the in southern Oregon founded the Ashland extra parking helps business even Academy. Now, in 2012, after many name changes, we more than the Britt Festival: “The celebrate our 140th birthday. Jacksonville business community Last fall, enrollment reached an all-time high. We will benefit due to the increase of the tourist industry.” employ over 700 staff and faculty. We serve nearly 7,000 Lance’s internship included the creation of a new students a year. We have hundreds of partnerships— downtown parking map for Jacksonville. with OHSU, with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, with Last year, SOU students worked with faculty and ScienceWorks and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Forensics staff from the Southern Oregon University Laboratory Laboratory, both located on our campus. We have strong partnerships with K-12: nearly 1,400 high school students of Anthropology to uncover the original Peter Britt homestead on the Britt Grounds. enroll in our classes. Many middle school and high school students attend our summer youth programs. Research 30 miles south of Jacksonville by SOU We value connecting students with our region: in almost students such as Kelley Brumley helped the U.S. Forest every major, students apply what they learn in classrooms Service begin the cleanup of the long-abandoned Blue Ledge Mine in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National and labs to their undergraduate research, internships, Forest, an $8.5 million project. capstone experiences, and community service. We have thousands of successful graduates: many Students have engaged in several projects recently of them are the accountants, teachers, bankers, and in the Jacksonville area. This year Jacksonville opened up an additional 150 parking places south of California business people you work with every day. SOU graduates include Michael Geisen, the National Teacher Street thanks to a survey done by SOU student intern of the Year in 2008. Virginia Linder was the first woman Lance Woods. Lance worked with Jacksonville Planning Mavis OCT 2012:Mavis October 10/17/12 9:18 PM elected to Oregon’s Supreme Court. And many of you Director Amy Stevenson, an SOU alumna. Jacksonville Page 1


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Family Views
by Michelle Hensman
ntitlement is the belief that someone has the right to claim, do or receive something, regardless of their actions, experience or the expense. It can also be described as a disease, threatening the way our children see reality. Symptoms include: lacking personal responsibility and accountability towards the family and society, general malaise towards hard work and working hard until the job is done and most serious of all, expectations of greatness in all things just because they breathe, (Michelle-ipedia). There are enough young adults and children who have been infected with entitlement that it raises cause for serious concern. We must do something to save our children from this horrible, contagious disease! Our children need to understand the fallacy of entitlement; that in reality everything in life comes at a cost, (I’m suddenly haunted by my high school economics teacher, Coach Manus “If you learn nothing in my class learn this: THERE ARE NO FREE LUNCHES!”). They need to understand they are in fact entitled to safety and freedom; so long as they abide by established laws, (to include the house rules), and understand safety and freedom comes at the cost of others working in harm’s way, risking their lives to secure it. They are entitled to an education so long as someone else has been trained or is willing to provide it. They are entitled to food, clothing and shelter, so long as we can afford to put it on the table, their backs and over their heads. And if we, parents, cannot provide these entitlements, we pray that someone else has the willingness and means to generously provide them for us… at their expense. Unfortunately, there are many families today, living in our own community, who view some of the above “entitlements” as luxury items. An American family of 4 must make less than $23,050/year ( before taxes to qualify for state or federal assistance programs. That’s less than $1900/month to provide a happy home life in a safe environment, with three healthy, balanced meals a day, clothing, transportation and utilities expenses, medical costs/ insurance for 4 people and child care/education as needed for 2 children. Those of you who manage the household budget realize the daunting challenge this presents— sacrifices must be made.

t has been a busy 8 weeks for the Pioneers at Jacksonville Elementary School! Our joga-thon was a great success. In all, our students raised approximately $13,000, which will help to support our school art program, art show, field trips, OMSI and Oregon Aquarium assemblies, Writer's Festival, classroom support funds, the new playground equipment rotation project and more! A big thank you goes out to all of our joga-thon donors and sponsors; Airport Chevrolet, Brodie Dental, Cutler Investment Group, Family Fun Center, Frau Kemmling Schoolhaus Brewhaus, Hi Yah Tae Kwon Do, Roller Odyssey, Southern Oregon Gymnastics Academy,



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I’m pro-capitalism; I believe the positive benefits to a capitalist society outweigh the negative. I believe if someone works hard they’re “entitled” to the rewards. But I also believe that those of us who have been so blessed can afford to extend a helping hand to those who have not. And capitalism has blessed a lot of us! We cannot change the fact that there will always be poverty; at least until Stardate 2409 when we will no longer require the use of currency! What we can do is change how we view the impoverished and thereby change how we deal with it in our society…starting with our entitled children. We need to teach our children to be Thankful. Thankful for what they do have and thankful for the opportunities and experiences we are able to provide them. Next, we need to instill in them a heart for Giving. Giving time, energy and/or allowable means provides a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction that is immeasurable and elevates the spirit of everyone involved. Regretfully, the local pharmacy doesn’t carry a prescription that can cure the entitlement bug; therefore, the best thing you can do is serve up a strong dose of reality; you can get that over-the-counter, it’s even free! And since our little darlings expect instantaneous gratification I suggest you give it to them straight! How? Sign your family up to volunteer at a local community service center. We’re all familiar with Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I invite you to get your family personally familiar with a new holiday spending experience that truly personifies the true meaning of the “Holiday Spirit”—Giving Tuesday. On Tuesday November 27th make a commitment and schedule a day to spend time and energy together as a family, helping others in our community who are less fortunate. Infect your children with a thankful, giving, humble heart for humanity. Warning: Giving is addictive & contagious! There are many organizations in the Rogue Valley that may fall in line with your personal value system, which can accommodate your family’s schedule and comfort level, to include plenty of opportunities for most age groups. To get started check out:, also check out for more ideas on how to participate and ways to get involved!

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SightSeeing by Julie D. Danielson, O.D.
iabetes is becoming an epidemic because of the obesity crisis in the United States. In fact, 17 million Americans suffer from diabetes. Of these people, one-third are unaware that they have the disease. With a dilated, comprehensive eye examination, an optometrist can detect and diagnose diabetes and start you on the road to treatment for the disease. Consider having a comprehensive eye examination as part of National Diabetes Month this November. Through a comprehensive dilated eye exam, your optometrist can look inside the eye and examine blood vessels directly, detecting signs and symptoms of vascular diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. Undiagnosed, diabetes can result in vision impairment, a frequent complication of both Type-1 and Type-2 diabetes, and blindness. Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults 20-74 years old. Other vision problems caused by diabetes include: vision changes, glaucoma, cataracts and retinopathy. Part of living with diabetes and successful eye care is having a dilated eye examination on at least an annual


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basis—more often if you have existing eye issues or more serious retinopathy. Certainly, if you experience any change in vision, you should immediately see your optometrist. For someone who has been diagnosed with diabetes, the annual dilated exam is important. Your optometrist will look at the retina for early signs of diabetic retinopathy, such as leaking blood vessels, retinal swelling (macular edema) and deposits on the retina—all of which are signs of leaking or damaged blood vessels. An optometrist is an important member of your health care team—particularly if you have been diagnosed with diabetes. Type-2 diabetes is associated with older age, obesity, family history of diabetes, medical history of gestational diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance, physical inactivity and race/ethnicity. The rising incidence of diabetes in the United States is a result of a dramatic increase in obesity, as well as the aging of the population. If you have risk factors associated with diabetes, consider having a dilated eye examination to control the disease and lower the risk of complications. Julie Danielson, an optometric physician, is available by appointment at 541-899-2020. See ad this page.

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hen most people hear about the many features and benefits of palliative care, they are surprised by the depth and breadth of services it includes. The mystery lies in the fairly new and unfamiliar name. What is palliative care and how can it help? The truth is that anyone with a lifethreatening or life-limiting disease can receive palliative care. The service focuses on reducing people’s pain and suffering and providing patients and families with an extra layer of support. Something many patients and health care professionals don’t realize is that patients can receive palliative care in conjunction with curative medical treatments. With help from a $205,000 grant from the Cambia Health Foundation (formerly The Regence Foundation), Providence Medford Medical Center is working to educate patients, families and staff about the benefits of palliative care and its many applications. Providence is expanding both its hospital-based palliative care program as well as its outpatient palliative care program through Providence Home Services, for people who can benefit from this over-arching care in a home setting. “We chose Providence Medford Medical Center for this grant because we’ve watched them develop a thoughtful, comprehensive program that goes above and beyond standard hospital palliative care services,” said Peggy Maguire, Cambia Health Foundation board chair. “They’ve hired an experienced palliative care nurse practitioner to run the program, and they’ve expanded to offer outpatient palliative care, which is really where the future of palliative care is.” “For many patients, palliative care can bridge the gap


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—often a lengthy one—between hospital and hospice,” explains Providence Palliative Care Coordinator Michael Christensen, ACNP. “It is preferable to identify these patients as early as possible after diagnosis, so they can benefit from these services. In addition, when palliative care accompanies curative care, patients feel better, their depression and anxiety symptoms can be reduced and they may actually live longer.” Christensen adds, “People in the hospital feel like they lose a lot of control. We help to restore some of that control, empowering patients to choose what treatment they want or don’t want. And when we work with people in their homes they are able to make tough decisions before entering the hospital, easing stress for themselves and their families, and that is our goal.” Providence palliative care services include expert advice on symptom management (including complex pain management), suffering and quality of life issues; support in communication between the patient, loved ones, physician and care team; help identifying or clarifying goals of care, such as whether to return to the hospital, desire for resuscitation, etc.; assistance with planning, decision making, emotional and spiritual support; and access to community and care resources. The interdisciplinary palliative care team at Providence is lead by Medical Director Susan Kohler, M.D., and consists of the palliative care nurse practitioner, case managers and spiritual care chaplains. The Providence Palliative Care Program has also been named as the beneficiary for the 21st annual Providence Festival of Trees. This local holiday tradition opens for public viewing on Wednesday, November 30th at the Medford Armory. See Festival of Trees ad on page 9.

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Joyfull Living
by Louise Lavergne
hanksgiving is one of the most celebrated and travel-intensive holidays, and not just because of the turkey dinner. Most of us intuitively know the importance and joy of gathering from near and far and giving thanks. At this time we are reminded to give thanks for the blessings in our lives. "If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice." -Meister Eckhart. Yet, through all the hustle and bustle of traveling, preparing and cooking, stress often gets the best of us, and we end-up exhausted, and sometimes by the end of the day we feel more resentful than grateful. When we get busy we often don’t make time for our “self-care” routines and we simply forget to breathe! Breathing is one of the most available and effective ways to restore calm in the body and mind. Let me remind you again about the Three Life-Saving Breaths: Taking three deep breaths at least 3 times a day can help allay some of the holiday stress. Go to to see my video at bottom of the page. If you take time for self-care you have a better chance of staying healthy, happy and grateful. We're all incredibly busy, so we need to schedule time for selfcare. Add BREATHE to your “to do” list and consider cultivating an attitude of Gratitude as part of your 3 deep breaths. Now is a great time to make or review a gratitude list. Be sure to include things about yourself and all the people you are grateful for and attempt to share your gratitude with them. William James tells us: "The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated." If you feel unappreciated, you can start by appreciating yourself and others more. Not just from an egotistical point of view but from a compassionate place of selfacceptance. Try practicing appreciating instead of judging yourself and others. “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” -Mother Teresa. When we accept ourselves and others for who they are and choose to be around people that respect and accept who we are, we can begin to live a more Joy-Full life. Any relationship


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or situation that requires you to do or be something other than yourself to "fit in" or "be accepted" is a drain on your life force. A Daily practice of Gratitude: The value of gratitude as a daily practice is inestimable. • Take a moment to review your gratitude list. • Think about all that is right about you and your journey NOW. • Acknowledge the gift of You and the people in your life. • Focus on something positive. Breathe deeply and gently. Relax your hands, feet and shoulders. Let your body be soft and relaxed. Allow each breath in gently. • Remember that each breath you take is an amazing gift. (To think that an invisible substance is keeping you alive… Wow! ) Be in the wonder of the moment. As we allow ourselves to soften and ease into gratitude, an amazing thing happens: we feel good…not just about ourselves but about others. The more you practice the easier it becomes and the greater the benefits. Finally, after you've had your dinner and you get to the “oh no, I ate too much!” part, remember that breathing also helps with your digestion. Remember to take time to Breathe in-Gratitude and live in-Joy. © Louise Lavergne 2001-2012 Louise is an international inspirational speaker, coach, author, creator of JoyFull Yoga and JoyFull living coaching. She owns JoyFull Yoga LLC in Jacksonville where she offers private sessions and group classes. She has been practicing and teaching yoga and meditation for over 30 years. Email questions to or call 541-899-0707. & See ad this page.

Chronic Illness and Pain: Acupuncture’s Real Benefits
Who wants to be in chronic pain? Acupuncture can help! A study by Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, involving 18,000 patients, found that about 50% of patients with migraines, arthritis and chronic back or joint pain felt markedly better after undergoing acupuncture. I use a technique called incremental healing that often produces even better results. Here’s an example of how I work to help patients with chronic illnesses become the healthiest “sick” people I know. Let’s use arthritis in the knee, knee pain, and inflammation as an example. During our first interview and exam, I collect as many details about the problem as I can. In this example, let’s say the patient describes the pain level as an 8 out of 10 with some fluctuations occurring with more or less use. First, I may apply a suave to the knee to reduce swelling and pain. Next, I treat a combination of acupuncture points for knee pain. In addition, I may select points for the lower back or ankle (the knee bone is connected to the thigh bone etc.). The patient may also be shown some acupressure points, or other techniques (massage, icing, etc.), to use at home. After a few treatments with acupuncture alone, the pain level might drop to a 4. Next, we find ways to lessen the work load for the knee by adding some knee support. This can be done by getting some high-top boots, running shoes, or other shoes that provide support. A proper shoe can drop the pain down to a 3. Next, I might suggest a knee support, brace, or walking poles which the patient can use when taking walks or standing for a longer period of time. This may drop the pain level to a 2-3. It may also increase the patient’s walking distance. Now we can address inflammation in terms of avoidance of inflammatory foods such as sugar, dairy products, and refined grains. Eliminating inflammatory foods can decrease arthritis pain and inflammation. Minor diet changes can often make a big difference. Lastly, we may then discuss over the counter medications. Did you know that bromelain, a natural digestive enzyme, decreases inflammation when taken on an empty stomach? It doesn’t upset your stomach or harm your liver and kidneys like some anti-inflammatories. After altering the diet and taking some antiinflammatories, my patient has a pain level of 1-2 and some days, even better. This type of incremental healing often transforms a severe chronic problem into mild to moderate problem that allows us to function well in everyday life. Denise Vore has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in biology. She graduated from a four year acupuncture school in Colorado (ITEA) and has practiced for over 10 years. Denise is certified by the Oregon Medical Board and currently practices out of the Jacksonville Chiropractic Clinic at 580 Blackstone Alley. She can be reached at 541-261-8854.

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A Cup of Conversation
by Michael Kell of GoodBean Coffee
here are more than five, but the defining moments in one’s life, right calls and bad moves which set a course lasting years and even decades down the proverbial road. You know what I’m talking about and are probably thinking of one right now. In the painful spirit of transparency, this is one of mine. We had been in business slugging it for about three years. The old Jacksonville Bakery on California Street had closed its doors. The soda-fountain and chocolate shop across the street served espresso and decent coffee but nobody wanted to wait in line behind a guy ordering a banana-split and a box of truffles. So, all in all, things were looking up and we had lines out the door for the first couple hours of the day. Bill was an airline pilot living in the Applegate and when he wasn’t flying he’d come in mornings and enjoy the coffee and conversation. I liked Bill and he liked us. There was a stretch of time when he would come in and just sit, talking to no one and quietly study the place. One day he approached me and asked if we could talk. Bill said he owned a piece of property on Hwy 238, a lone building situated on the right side of the highway just as you come into town. He said he wanted to build a coffee house and it had room for a drive-thru window. Now I knew what he was studying. The city had determined drive-thru establishments were not going to be good for this town and didn’t want to do anything to jeopardize its precious historic status. I thoughtfully reminded Bill of this and he said the city hadn’t signed this into code yet and his application would still be considered. With all the humility I could muster, I congratulated him letting him know I’d help him any way I could and sincerely meant it at the time. In return, Bill told me

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because I was taking it so well, would I wholesale him his coffee? I didn’t get much sleep the next few nights. The city meeting reviewing Bill’s application was coming up and I could think of little else. Can you imagine the look on Bill’s face when I showed up at the city meeting as the lone objection? After speaking, I sat down unable to look up and catch anyone’s eyes, much less Bill’s. I didn’t stick around for the vote. At this point, my wife would want me to mention she had nothing to do with my foolishness which is correct. This one was mine. Bill built the coffee house and named it Pony Espresso, the first coffee drive-thru in southern Oregon even before the drive thru coffee monsters hit the valley, and it was no surprise I didn’t get to sell him coffee. Bill eventually sold the business to excellent operators who made it quite successful in a short period of time and continue to be major local competitors to this day. The coffee drive-thru concept was an unknown commodity because the Dutch boys were still playing around with coffee carts and the Human Bean not yet conceived. Had I not collapsed on principle and better judgment we would have been in first position to acquire Bill’s business when it came available and first at the table in the hugely popular drivethru game. Since then, I’ve been far more careful in everything I think, speak and do and we’ve been very blessed with all that’s come our way. Yet to this day, every time I pass by a coffee drive-thru, I think of the extremely poor decision I made almost two decades ago. I don’t do this to beat myself up but rather post a daily reminder to check smallness at the door and practice higher virtue in all things requiring greater faith because the truth is one never knows when a guy named Bill is going to walk through the door.


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Soul Matters
by Kate Ingram, M.A.
ecently I met with a doctor who asked me what I did for a living. When I said I was a psychotherapist he replied, “Thank you.” I must have looked at him quizzically because he immediately followed this by looking right at me and saying, “Thank you for doing that work. It’s so important.” Wow. It was amazing, receiving that offering of unexpected thanks (and from a doctor no less— double dog wow). It made me feel seen and appreciated and grateful. You see, gratitude is contagious. Thanksgiving is a noun that grew from a verb; the inversion of “giving thanks.” Obvious perhaps; but the difference between the noun and the verb is enormous, particularly in our country where we are so very spoiled and egocentric that the idea of actually thanking people seems a lost art. I’m talking about really looking someone in the eye and saying, “Thank you for doing that.” Thanksgiving reminds us, if it reminds us of anything at all besides family issues, of gratitude and grace. To thank someone requires three things: attention, acknowledgment and action. Attention means not thinking about or doing something else, not hurrying to the next thing, but being right in the moment. Acknowledgment is the recognition that someone is making a contribution of some sort. And action means actually mustering up the wherewithal to say to that person, “thank you.” I’m not talking here about the quick, no-eye-contact sort of thanks; I’m talking about a deeper kind of acknowledgment, specific and heartfelt. We live and breathe and function each day thanks to many, many other people and circumstances that make our day to day life possible. Life is an energy exchange of giving and receiving. If we just take and take


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and do not give back, the system starts to break down. When we fail to offer sincere gratitude we begin to take things— and people—for granted. We become disconnected and isolated. We lose our sense of place and connection. And when that happens, we begin to think it doesn’t matter what we do or don’t do, say or don’t say. We become self-centered and cynical. In our world money is the currency of much energy transmission, but it has lost its meaning and it’s mooring in gratitude. Swiping a piece of plastic through a small machine bears no relationship at all to handing something meaningful into another person’s hands, or looking into someone's eyes and saying, “Thank you for helping. Thank you for doing that.” Because it’s not about money: money is purely symbolic. It’s the ritual of honoring the exchange of energies, the act of reciprocity that matters. Giving thanks acknowledges our respect and gratitude and connection. It keeps the energy of abundance—and kindness—circulating. So to keep that energy and abundance moving this Thanksgiving I’m offering a THIRTY THANKFUL DAYS CHALLENGE: thirty days to a more grateful, kind and appreciative you. Every day this month I invite you to thank someone for something that you appreciate but wouldn’t normally take the time to acknowledge. Call them up. Write a note. Look ‘em in the eye at the market or the bank. Be sincere. Be courageous and creative. Make someone’s day with your unexpected gratitude and enjoy the pleasure of giving thanks. Happy Thanks-giving. KATHERINE INGRAM, M.A. is a very thankful writer and life coach who appreciates living in Jacksonville, and is thankful for her supportive readers. To schedule an appointment, follow her blogs or contact her, please go to and follow her on Twitter @kateingram425. See ad this page.

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A Volunteer's Story
ere at the Sanctuary, we now care for more than 100 rescued farm animals and house pets at any given time. We also have gardens and fruit trees to tend, pastures to irrigate, a duck pond to maintain, farm tours and field trips to facilitate, barns and cottages to clean, and all the other responsibilities that go into managing a 55-acre care farm. How do we do this with an onsite staff of just two full-timers and one parttimer? The thousands of volunteer hours donated by the community each year are what make the Sanctuary successful. Without our volunteers’ help, dedication, and support, we could not possibly do what we do. What inspires people to volunteer at the Sanctuary? Below is the story of what inspires Debra, one of our weekly volunteers. Debra’s Story “I believe in the interconnectedness of all things. Volunteering at Sanctuary One is one place that I can see this working out in a very real, tangible way. Connecting with animals, the earth and other humans with intentionality to create a healing space, is one of the most profound experiences I've ever had and been witness to. Healing and transformation happens all the time there. I started volunteering after I had a severe relapse with a health condition and being around people was too draining for me. I was in a very discouraged place. I didn't have a lot of energy, but I felt that by working with animals, I might be able to speed up my own healing, as well as help others in some small way. One of my goals was to work with the Sanctuary horses, since I've never had

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much exposure to them except occasional horseback rides. I wanted to learn about who they really are, find out how to communicate with them, develop a relationship with them, and to get over


Volunteer working with llama. my fear of being in their presence. I also thought this might help me get over some of the fears I was experiencing regarding my own illness. I have benefited greatly from this opportunity. My physical health is much stronger, I feel I can still contribute to the world, being in the silence of nature and the various sounds and antics of the animals, has all been extremely healing for me. Seeing abused or injured animals begin to relax, learn to trust, and play again with the love and gentle care of others is beyond words.” Volunteers Welcome! The Sanctuary helps people of all ages experience nature's power to heal by providing them with an opportunity to volunteer on a real working farm. Please visit www.SanctuaryOne. org/volunteer for more information.

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Paws for Thought by Dr. Tami Rogers
all is officially here and the holidays are fastapproaching. The holiday season seems to make everything brighter and despite the colder weather, brings out a warmth we don’t often feel the rest of the year. Why is it that we become more reflective on our blessings during this time? I often find myself overwhelmed by the gifts in my life and despite some negativity that normal life brings, I truly am blessed. Of course, with this self-reflection, comes the realization that there are many who are much less fortunate than I and leaves me searching for ways to help. There are many organizations, human and animalcentric, that look to the general public for donations during this time of the year. With the downturn of the economy, our shelters are at or over-capacity and are often short of essential supplies. This got us at the clinic thinking and we decided to act! So, we would like to invite you to join our clinic in supporting what we feel is a very worthy organization this holiday season! We are holding a Holiday Pet Food and Supply Drive for the Jackson County Animal Care and Control Center. Jackson County Animal Care and Control will not turn a pet away! As a result, they provide care to thousands of dogs and cats every year. They depend on fees and charges generated by their programs (i.e. license fees, shelter-related charges, donations, etc) for daily operation. They depend greatly on volunteer support and on the financial support of donated funds and supplies. They are currently raising funds for the medical treatment of dogs/cats housed in their facility. So, how can you help? Below is a list of supplies that the shelter is in constant need of. Add a few of them to your grocery list the next time you go, go through your cupboards, clean out your closets and dig through your


A Season of Giving For People and Pets
garage. Then, bring it all by our clinic (Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital at 937 N 5th Street) and we will gladly take it to the shelter for you! • Pet food—both canned/dry for cats and dogs and puppies and kittens • Old towels and rags for cleaning/bathing animals • Old blankets, rugs, and other bedding • Washable toys for the pets to help ease the stress of kennel life • Bleach, laundry detergent, and dish soap • Pet shampoos, grooming supplies, and clippers • Clay cat litter • Small cat litter pans • Food bowls for both dogs and cats • Spout-type watering cans for filling water bowls • Collars and leashes • Spiral Notebooks • Copy Paper Of course another big item that is not on that list is MONEY! A check made out to Jackson County Animal Care and Control can then be used to purchase supplies or be applied to the medical fund to care for medical needs of animals that find their way to the shelter (Please specify in the memo portion of your check). For those of us that are unable to donate supplies or funds, time is also a valuable resource. Give the gift of your time and volunteer! If you would prefer, there are many other organizations that are worthy of your support, such as Dogs for the Deaf, C.A.T.S, and The Southern Oregon Humane Society. During the holiday season, and all year long, it is critical for us to share. Also, remember to take a moment and give thanks for the gifts that surround you! I hope you all have a very wonderful holiday season! Dr. Rogers can be reached at the Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital at 541-899-1081.

Annie’s Antics by Annie Parker
ello again from your favorite, four-legged journalist! I hope your fall season is going well – I’m enjoying the lovely colors everywhere (they say dogs are color-blind, but I DON’T THINK so!) I was so excited to receive submissions from my canine readers out there, so wanted to share: "Dear Annie, You asked in your last article if any of us in “reader land” had any special talents. Well, I’m not sure if mine is a talent per se, but my folks think it’s cute and you might like to hear about it! During my parents’ dinner hour, I like to take my favorite toy, which my folks call “baby,” on patrol through the house. I take the same route every evening: I start at my dad’s office, proceed down the hall into my folks’ bedroom, walk around the couch back to my dad’s office and I start all over again. I’m usually on patrol for 5 to 10 minutes. The only time I think patrolling is necessary is while my parents are eating their dinner. When I have completed my patrolling duties, I hide “baby.” Usually I place it under my folks’ pillow on their bed, or sometimes under my blanket. But, if we have overnight guests and they have treated me kindly, they might find “baby” in their suitcase or under their pillow as a special treat! Hope you enjoy my story." ~Cooper (Gaye and Dave Wilson, parents) "Dear Annie We have not met but I read your column in the Jacksonville Review. You write well for a Golden. I always thought they were a little scattered. Those were good reminders about how to get treats. Although I have found whining does not work quite as well as two short, attention-getting barks—louder on the second one. Then look up with your head cocked to the side just a tad and try to smile. I noted you like peanut butter a lot—but have you tried carrots? Fewer calories—in case you have a weight problem— although with all that running on the beach probably not. Try to get two or three baby carrots a day. You’re a really a big dog so many you want to aim for bigger carrots and more of them. Anything is possible if you can get the smile thing down." ~Toby (Sharon and Howard Johnson, parents) "Thanks Annie, for sharing your column! I’m a miniature schnauzer, and I do lots of tricks like waving hello. At age 12, my hearing is going so it’s good I know hand signals. As


example, when I’m in front of people, they can slap their left thigh and I know that means “heal” so I do an airborne 180 degree turn to land at their left side! I’ve been on the internet in a video showing my tricks for over a year and a half. Check me out on YouTube by inputting “Jacksonville Oregon, Augie, Dog tricks.” I’m also on JacksonvilleVeterinary-Hospital Facebook page! If you see me around town, ask my mom to lift me up and show you how I can look just like a stuffed toy come to life… that should make you smile! " ~Augie (Linda and Don DeWald, parents) Thanks to all who wrote in, and congratulations to Cooper – winner of the Gift Certificate to Rogue Valley Pet! If you’re furry friend with a story to share, email it to—and be entered to win! Keep enjoying our “Small Town with Big Atmosphere!” Don't forget to donate to SOHS, Sanctuary One or Friends of the Animal Shelter and tell them Annie and Marty-the-cat sent you!

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The Journey From Underdog To Wonderdog
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Taking an unwanted, untrained dog from a shelter and turning it into a highly-trained professional Assistance Dog is a far more complex process than most people realize, and we would like to share the highlights of that journey with you. At Dogs for the Deaf (DFD), our mission is to rescue dogs from shelters and train them to help people with disabilities. Our trainers regularly go to shelters up and down the West Coast looking for dogs that might be suitable for training. They are looking for dogs who are between ten months and three years of age and who are confident, people-oriented with a desire to please. The trainers first watch the behavior of the dogs in the kennels, looking for very specific things. When they find a dog that scores well in the kennel, they take that dog out of the kennel and spend time getting to know it better. They handle the dog, play with it, give it treats, and go through various tests. Because we are looking for a very select type of dog, many dogs are screened in order to find the few who are suitable for our training. If the dog seems to have the right temperament and motivation, they adopt the dog from the shelter and take it to our training facility outside Central Point. Upon arriving at DFD, each new dog goes into our quarantine kennel for two weeks. This is important in order to make sure the dog does not have any contagious diseases that could be passed on to the dogs already in training. Each dog also has a thorough medical evaluation by a local veterinarian to make sure the dog is healthy and does not have anything that would prevent it from working to help a person with a disability. All dogs are also spayed/neutered at this time. After the two weeks in quarantine, the dog is moved to the main kennel, and actual training begins. There is a lot to learn during the next five to six months, and there are actually three parts to the training—obedience, assistance dog skills, and socialization. All the dogs learn the basic obedience commands of sit, down, stay, come, and heel. Obedience training takes time and a great deal of repetition until the dog learns to reliably respond to all the obedience commands. They also must learn the skills that will enable them to help the person they are partnered with. The dogs who are going to be Hearing Dogs must learn how to alert their trainer when various household sounds occur and then take their trainer to the sounds. Autism Assistance Dogs must learn how to serve as an anchor to prevent the child with autism from bolting and running into an unsafe situation such as a street or body of water. They must also learn to handle a variety of behaviors often exhibited by children with autism. Dogs entering our Program Assistance Dog training learn individualized behaviors that will help the professional work with his/her patients. Most all Program Assistance Dogs learn the “go to” command which is their cue to go to the person indicated and interrupt the client’s, student’s, or patient’s inappropriate behavior and bring them back to the task at hand. All of this training is accomplished with positive reinforcement—the dog receives a treat or toy when it does what the trainer wants it to do. All skills being trained must be done over and over and over until the dog works properly regardless of any distractions. The third, and equally important part of the training, is socialization. Assistance Dogs have public access rights. They are allowed to accompany the person into all public places and on public transportation. From the early days of training, the trainer begins taking the dog into public places— malls, grocery stores, busses, etc. There are countless sights, sounds, and smells that are not normally part of a dog’s world. Future Assistance Dogs must be able to handle things like shopping carts, elevators, crowds, and more while remaining calm and obedient. This is why we need dogs who are very confident and can handle new and different things. After five to six months of hard work, the dogs who complete their training are ready for placement. Each dog is tested according to Assistance Dog International standards to ensure that the training is complete. Then the trainer looks through our list of applicants who have been screened and interviewed very carefully to find the right applicant for that particular dog. With each dog being different and each applicant having a different personality and lifestyle, it is imperative to find the best match for each dog in order for the match to be successful. With the applicant chosen, the trainer and dog travel to the person’s home, anywhere in the U.S. or Canada, to begin the placement. For five days, the trainer teaches the person and any family members how to maintain the dog’s training and helps the dog adjust to the new home and new partner. After the trainer returns from the placement, we maintain continual contact with the client for as long as they are together. This follow up is essential to the success of the working team. We answer questions, help with problems, and rejoice at their successes. Many years later, we are there to help with the retirement or passing of the dog and bringing a new dog into the person’s life. Since 1977, this process has happened thousands of times. Underdogs have become Wonderdogs. 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Tax Tips You Can Use
very year, the IRS publishes its target areas of concern. For the tax year 2013, most of these issues concern small businesses, that is, schedule C filers, Partnerships and S Corporations. However, one area concerns employee fringe benefits. These are areas of concentration for audits and reviews. If you are a W-2 wage earner, you need to know that fringe benefits above and beyond a very minimal amount may be taxable income to the employee. Past compliance reviews conducted by the IRS, suggest that the personal use of company vehicles is regularly not reported on the employee’s W-2. The IRS has indicated that it will be investigating the use of company cars, especially luxury autos, in its audits. Businesses need to be aware of the 1099 K matching program. This is a fairly new program that requires merchants to report credit card transactions in excess of a certain dollar amount, or in excess of a certain number of transactions. 1099 K reporting will also affect how income is reported on the tax return, and may impact bookkeeping procedures. Also, be aware, that this may affect individual’s filers, such as those who engage in e-commerce. If they fall within the reporting parameters, they may find that

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