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his month, the Review celebrates our local
merchants and the local grape harvest with
features and articles on both topics. The common
denominator is something I celebrate and advocate every
day here at the Review—the notion of keeping it “local.”
Inside, we dedicated three full pages to telling you
more about some of our amazing, local retailers. Each of
them is a Jacksonville Review advertising client and a part
of THE support system behind this publication—it was a
pleasure crafting this feature and bringing it to you at no
cost to our merchant-clients!
I strongly encourage you to support this group of
hard-working “mom and pops” when making your
shopping decisions now, during the upcoming holidays
and all year-round! Like me, I hope you discover and
are impressed with their passion for providing unique
products and providing great customer service.
One of the main reasons to support local merchants is
that Jacksonville is not a cookie-cuter town with cookie-
cuter, national retail chains. This “uniqueness” is one
of the main reasons most of us focked here in the frst
place, so it only makes sense to support something that
bolsters that portion of our quality of life. Indeed, it is
our local, one-of-a-kind shops (restaurants, too) that help
create the energy and vibe that bland shopping malls
and strip malls can’t ofer…the “it” factor that defnes
the essence of small town life.
On page 36, be sure to read Graham Farran’s excellent
analysis of today’s macro-economic business climate
in the Rogue Valley. There’s a lot of good news on the
improving economics in Southern Oregon, mostly due
to commercial and retail real estate construction projects.
Although I wish more of the positive news Graham
brings us revolved around “local” companies instead
of so many “big-box” chains and retailers, good news is
good news and a rising economic tide raises all boats!
Covering news on the local wine scene, Erika
Bishop, Marketing Director of Troon Vineyards in the
Applegate Valley, penned a palate-pleasing piece about
the 2013 grape harvest—expected to be one of the best
vintages in years! Her piece on page 6 notes that Sunset
Magazine just named our area, “the up and coming
wine appellation to watch,” which will surely result in
more and more wine enthusiasts from around the globe
visiting our area. Tourism is critical to Jacksonville’s
economic life, and positive national atention like this
can only bolster our region.
Lastly, I hope you’ll take a moment to read a spur-
of-the-moment piece I wrote just before press deadline
on the continuing question of, “what to do with the
Courthouse?” On page 16, it’s titled, “Courthouse or
Firehouse?” and is intended to re-open the community
dialogue about which project Jacksonville values the
most and which project should be our priority.
As always, I welcome your polite comments about
these and other issues and wish you well in Our Small
Town with Big Atmosphere!
This image, courtesy of Troon Vineyard, represents
the grape Harvest happening in the Applegate and
Rogue Valleys. Read Erika Bishop's article about this
year's amazing harvest on page 6.
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Well-known archeologist Chelsea Rose
and her team from the Southern Oregon
University Laboratory of Anthropology
will resume digging for
artifacts in Jacksonville
in mid-October. In
collaboration with the
Oregon Department of
Transportation (ODOT)
and the City of Jacksonville,
Rose’s team will conduct
archaeological excavations
at the Chinese Quarter
Site. The site is open to the
public Saturday, October
12, 10:00am-2:00pm, and
makes for an interesting
peek into real world
The Jacksonville
Chinese Quarter Site was established in
the mid-1850s and has been described
as the “earliest urban Chinese Quarter
in Oregon,” making it signifcant on
both a regional and national level. The
site served as a vital resource for the
thousands of Chinese miners who worked
in southern Oregon in the 19th century.
This round of archaeological work
at the Chinese Quarter will expand on
previous excavations in an atempt to
uncover buildings associated with the
neighborhood when it burned-down in
the late-1880’s.
Rose notes, “While Jacksonville is
known for its 19th century past, it was
not frozen in amber. Key neighborhoods
like the Chinese Quarter are no longer
present, so the excavations provide
us with an opportunity to bring that
neighborhood back to life—
and to learn about its people,
businesses, and the important
role it served in the larger
community.” Rose adds that
hosting an “open site” public
day allows for visitors to
learn about archaeology and
to share in the excitement
of discovery. “We want to
provide an opportunity
for people to learn about
the importance of our local
archaeological resources,
why we work so hard to
preserve them, and how they
contribute important data to
our understanding of the dynamic history
of the American west.”
Public Archaeology Day will be
hosted by SOU and the Southern Oregon
Historical Society (SOHS). Visitors will
be able to speak with archaeologists and
SOU students about the excavations,
view artifacts, and learn about the
archaeological process. To participate, join
the team at the site near the intersection of
Main Street and Oregon Street.
For more information, please contact
Chelsea Rose at rosec@sou.edu or call
Dig 'Public Archaeology Day' on October 12th!
Photo: Volunteer Jeanena Whitewilson (l)
and Chelsea Rose (r) with artifacts from
a previous dig at the same site.
This October marks Kay Faught’s fve-
year anniversary at Blue Door Garden
Store, located at 155 N. 3rd Street. Since
opening in 2008, Kay has
worked hard to carry
more and more local and
Northwest garden art, and
increased her selection
of garden stakes, hooks,
chimes, solar items,
statuary, and bird baths.
Kay has always carried
a full line of Radius and
Felco products, always
striving to carry as many
USA-made products as
possible, which exceeds 30
product lines. Customers
will be impressed with
her wide array of garden
gifts, mid-sized pots, gloves, and organic
products—all designed for local and
visiting gardeners. Her full line of
miniature garden items are incredibly
popular and will soon expand with
another line she’s excited to carry.
Kay says she’s been thrilled with the
continued support she receives from local
gardeners and out-of- town
customers, who return year
after year. Kay notes that
she’s very positive about
her store’s growth and how
Blue Door has evolved,
enabling her to work with
people with all styles of
gardens, from large to patio
or deck gardens.
During October, Kay’s
fve-year celebration includes
a grand drawing, sales
on a variety of items and
weekend cookies for humans
and canines, featuring her
husband Kevin’s Snicker
Doodles, Kay's lemon-limeade as well as dog
biscuits from store dog, Zoie!
Reach Kay at 541-899-3242, and see her ad and
'My Neighbor's Garden' column on page 24.
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Meet the Pioneers 2013
October 11
& 12
If you haven't atended a
special Living History Tour
in the past, make this the
year to do so. This will be
the eighth year the Friends
of Jacksonville's Historic
Cemetery and their event
partner, the Jacksonville
Boosters Club will entertain
audiences with a fun and
interesting program in the
In the torch-lit cemetery,
guides will lead you through
the grounds to several
gravesites where Spirits in
period costume will greet you
and share their life stories. You
will hear about the important
topics and news of the day
from the mid-to-late 1800's.
This year, the Cemetery
Players cast and crew will
bring to life a story about the
Assassination of President
James A. Garfeld and its
impact on Jacksonville. In other
scenes, you will hear all about
a Christmas Gala at the New
County Court House, learn
about the terrible winter of 1852,
and then fnd-out all about
Jacksonville's love afair with
baseball… and so much more!
Tickets are available at
the Jacksonville Visitor and
Information Center, next to
the Post Ofce, or by calling
541-899-8118. Tickets are
sold by the departure time
of the tour you wish to take
and depart every 15 minutes
from 4:00pm to 7:30pm on
Friday, October 11 and
Saturday, October 12.
Tickets are $12 for adults, $5
children (12 and under) $29
Family (2 adults and up to 3
children). Beware, this event
usually sells-out, so avoid
being disappointed and
purchase your tickets early.
If available, tickets will
be sold at the event on a
frst-come-frst-served and
space-available basis.
Due to the time of year, be
sure to dress for the weather
and wear comfortable walking
shoes. Please come to the
departure area early and
enjoy the music of the 4th
Wednesday String Band
on Friday evening and The
Oregon Old Time Fiddlers
on Saturday evening. The
event proceeds support
cemetery restoration and
preservation eforts and
Boosters community projects.
Please visit www.
friendsjvillecemetery.org for
additional details, photos of
last year's tour and a short
video of the 2011 program.
Photos: Ron Moore
Meet the Pioneers 2012
Jacksonville Review Page 6 October 2013
It’s all systems GO for Vintage Watch
2013 as vineyards in Southern Oregon
shift into high gear much sooner than
expected—and the fruit looks to be of
superior quality. Normally the grape
harvest in our region begins around the
frst of October, but this vintage saw an
early start to the season thanks to warm
spring temperatures and a relatively
dry summer season. And then there
was the smoke from wildfres in July
which difracted the sunlight resulting
in a faster, more
even ripening. “This
caused the vines to
advance quickly with
ripening speeding-
up considerably,”
says Troon Vineyard
Winemaker Herb
Quady. “During
the frst week of
September, the sugar
levels in the grapes were rising at such a
rapid rate that we started picking small
batches that very week. It was fast and
intense and now we are in full-throtle to
bring all the fruit in quickly.”
One of the reasons to pick early is to make
sure the future white wines don’t sufer
from the excessive heat. Quady says, “As
long as the grapes have sufcient favor, we
are going to bring them in. Otherwise we’ll
end up with wines that are too hot and just
not fruit friendly.” Troon Vineyard Director
Brian Gruber says, “Our goal is to retain our
signature acid and develop intense favor.”
Geting the crop in may be quite an
undertaking as vineyard managers in the
area are predicting a larger than normal
crop yield. Estimates predict this harvest
could result in 25% more fruit. “The fruit
is prety compact, so hopefully we’ll
be able to bring it in faster,” says Mike
Wisnovsky of Valley View Vineyards.
“We think it’s going to be a very good to
excellent year.” Wisnovsky predicts the
entire harvest will wrap before the end of
October. The bigger issue for vineyards,
however, may be where to ferment all
of the bounty. “We are at maximum
capacity,” says Gruber, “which is a nice
problem to have!”
Applegate Valley’s Troon Vineyard
will celebrate the early harvest with a
Crush 2013 Party on Saturday, October
5th from Noon to 5:00pm. Event plans
include grape stomping, barrel rolling
and live music. There will also be
pumpkins to decorate
for the kids and a
tempting fall menu
com)! Wineries on the
Upper Rogue Wine
Trail will celebrate on
October 12th (www.
With successful
vintages behind us
and a future vintage that may be the best
yet, Southern Oregon has become a wine
region that experts across the globe are
talking about. For those of us who live
here and drink it in every day, we know
with certainty that we produce great
wine. But sometimes it takes outside
forces a litle longer to catch-up. This fall,
Sunset Magazine, along with other national
publications, will feature Southern
Oregon as the “up and coming wine
appellation to watch.” But Wisnovsky has
a diferent take on the situation. “Why
does it have to be about north and south?
Why are we just now the one to watch?
The Willamete Valley is world-renowned
for its Pinot Noir. In Southern Oregon
we make bolder reds like Tempranillo
and Zinfandel. But these are all great
wines. So shouldn’t the story just be about
Oregon? Oregon IS wine country.” And
when this crop of wines hits the shelves
in the coming months, Vintage 2013 may
just seal the deal. Photos: Troon Vineyard
Vintage 2013 in Wine Country
Troon Vineyard Director Brian Gruber
working the de-stemmer
News From The Friends of
Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery
by Dirk J. Siedlecki, President – FOJHC
Community Clean-Up Day— Please
plan on joining the FOJHC, the Boosters
Club, the IOOF Lodge and other
community volunteers in a clean-up
of the cemetery grounds on Saturday,
October 5th from 9:00am-12:00noon.
Bring gloves to wear, eye protection, leaf
rakes, gas-operated blowers and weed
eaters, brooms, and pruners and help
us get the cemetery ready for winter.
Complimentary cofee and morning
refreshments will be provided. This
is a great way to give back to your
community and for students to earn some
Community Service volunteer credits!
History Saturday—Thank you to
everyone who was able to atend one or
more of our History Saturday programs
during the 2013 season. The turnout,
interest, and support for this program,
which began in 2011, remains strong and
we plan on ofering it again in 2014. The
program will start again in May, on the
second Saturday of each month, and run
through September. We plan on ofering
new and diferent topics for the 2014
season. Look for updates on our website
in early 2014.
Marker Cleaning and Workshops —
Another thank you goes to all our hard
working volunteers who atended
our Marker Cleaning Workshops,
and to all those who cleaned almost
100 hundred gravestones from April
through September. It was quite an
impressive frst year of marker-cleaning
and we couldn't be more delighted with
the results. We plan on ofering the
workshops and marker cleaning work
in 2014. Additional information will be
available on our website early in 2014.
Please visit friendsjvillecemetery.org.
by Erika Bishop, Marketing Director, Troon Vineyard
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When I meet a kid like Liam Hensman,
I realize the future of our nation is going
to be fne and that there’s reason to have
confdence in today’s youth! I met Liam in
early September to interview him about
being selected as the Youth
Grand Marshall for the 2013
Arthritis Walk. Although I
conducted the interview in
the Hensman family living
room on South 5th Street
in Jacksonville, I couldn’t
help think Liam would
have enjoyed talking while
playing hoops with me on
the basketball court outside!
Liam is an energetic,
enthusiastic and polite
8th-grader at Ruch Middle
School with an engaging
personality and a smile
to match. He’s the son
of Michelle and Warren
Hensman and older brother of Nolan,
age 7. (Liam’s mom, Michelle, writes
the popular Family Views column for
the Review.) Liam is not only a good
student, he’s a good athlete—something
that surprised me after learning that he
routinely plays through pain… a lot of
pain. What impressed me most was his
atitude about dealing with pain and how
he doesn’t let his disease ruin his love for
sports, school and life.
“I really don’t know what normal
feels like…I was diagnosed with juvenile
idiopathic arthritis at 14 months,” Liam
responded when asked about his disease.
Now almost 14, his knowledge of his
disease is impressive, matched only by his
refusal to let it get in the way of playing
basketball and swimming, his two favorite
activities. “My knees and ankles are always
in pain, so staying in motion is the best
thing for me to do…swimming is also really
good for me and something I do a lot.”
Liam explained that his arthritis causes
the pockets in his joints to fll with fuid that
then exerts pressure on his joints, causing
pain. For Liam, undergoing 3-5 surgeries a
year to drain that built-up fuid is nothing
unusual. His form of arthritis is called
JIA—juvenile idiopathic arthritis—the most
common form and one aficting 294,000
kids in the US. “Kids have arthritis, too…
It’s not just for old people,” he told me.
According to Michelle, “Liam
undergoes the medical procedures on
each joint in his elbows, knees, ankles
and jaw joints to clean them out, drain
them and to inject cortisone.” She’s quick
to note that…”for kids with diseases like
JIA, it requires a family efort to get these
kids through the tougher parts of dealing
with their medical realities.”
Next year, Liam plans on atending
either South High or Cascade Christian
High but admits, “I think I have a beter
chance of making the basketball team at
Cascade and really want to play more
than anything.” The
growing 5’4” student/
athlete says he’s a good
candidate for a point
guard and that he won’t
let his arthritis stop him
from making the team.
“In basketball, I have
to consistently work
hard and often change
the way I shoot the ball
because of the surgeries
to my knees and pain in
my elbow joints…I’ve
been able to make
adjustments to the way
I dribble and shoot the
ball just like I was able to
change my stroke in the swimming pool;
after every surgery I feel a lot beter but
it’s an adjustment period too.”
Although Liam can’t run as fast as he’d
like, on a good day he still laps many of the
other kids at Ruch School—kids who didn’t
always know about Liam’s arthritis until
recently. “Last year, there were days when
I’d need to sit out some basketball practices
when I was in pain…but I didn’t want the
other kids to know about my disease so I
made other excuses. Some of them said I
was just faking it to get out of practice but
this year, my teammates understand my
disease…and things are beter this year.”
When asked about other goals of
the court, Liam said, “I really want to
inspire other kids with arthritis not to
let anything hold them back. I want
to succeed in math and get beter at
writing.” Liam says Statistics, Social
Studies and History are especially
interesting subjects and that he loves
learning about World War II and the
“really fascinating airplanes they invented
in that era of great technology.”
Liam’s immediate goal is fnding
30 Jacksonville teammates to form
“Team Jacksonville” to walk in this
year’s Arthritis Walk at Bear Creek
Park in Medford on October 5. The
event runs from 9:00am to noon. As the
Youth Grand Marshall, Liam will have
several responsibilities including media
interviews, parade duties and acting as
the youth spokesman for our region.
Those interested in donating funds to
meet Team Jacksonville’s contribution
goal and/or joining the walk, should
contact Michelle Hensman 541-306-0668
or www.letsmovetogether.org. See Liam's
autobiography on page 39.
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Connect with
the artists
you love
with the
with Britt
Become a member today! www.brittfest.org
ne of
the most
fun and
exciting projects
we’ve taken on in recent years is the
Rising Stars competition, which we
are proud to be co-presenting again
this year with South Stage Cellars. We
are accepting applications now for the
February competition!
Two years ago I had the
pleasure of atending the frst
Rising Stars competition, and
walked away a fan. Last year
Brit entered into a partnership
with South Stage Cellars to
co-present the competition.
This year, we’ve made a few
key changes, but left the spirit
of the competition intact.
We’ve moved the competition
to February, and shortened
the length of it, limiting the
slate of performers to just 12.
The winner will be chosen at
the fnals on March 1, and will have the
chance to perform on the main stage at
Brit as an opening act on the 2014 Brit
schedule (pending headliner approval).
The winning act will also be featured
live on JPR, in a 30-minute in-studio
performance and interview.
Each year, the public has been able to
vote for their favorite performer each
weekend of the competition, at $2 per
vote. This year, those proceeds will go to
the Brit Institute, our educational arm,
and help Brit provide much-needed
music education programs like in-school
programs, summer camps and more.
Thanks so much to South Stage Cellars for
advocating for music education!
The Rising Stars competition is a win-
win for everyone involved. Talented
musicians get great exposure through
the competition—watch the Review this
fall for profles on past Rising Stars
performers, and hear about the doors
that the competition has helped open. By
bringing fans into town, the competition
is also a great support for the local
economy in Jacksonville in February.
Finally, Brit is grateful to be part of this
competition that supports and discovers
local musicians, and helps support our
music education programs.
I encourage any local musical act—from
solo to quartet—to consider applying to
the Rising Stars competition. To do so, just
send a music link and a photo to Porscha
Schiller at South Stage Cellars by email to
porscha111@gmail.com, or by fnding South
Stage Cellars on Facebook. Applications
are open now through November 15, and
we’ll announce our slate of Rising Stars
performers in mid-December. The rounds
will begin February 1, and continue each
Saturday through February, with the fnals
on the Brit stage on March 1. Apply now!
See ad this page.
2012 Rising Stars performance at South Stage Cellars
JacksonvilleReview.com Page 9 October 2013
The Jacksonville Boosters Foundation
wishes to thank the Jacksonville/
Applegate Rotary for their generous
donation. With this recent donation from
the Jacksonville/Applegate Rotary Club,
the Boosters Foundation has now secured
$39,000 of the $75,000 in projected costs to
replace the existing substandard lighting
fxtures and electrical infrastructure in Peter
Brit Gardens. The goal is to install a new,
energy-efcient lighting system in 2014.
The Jacksonville Boosters Foundation is
working with the City of Jacksonville and
Brit Festivals to raise funds to install new
lighting on Peter Brit Garden pathways
extending north across Hwy 238 to the
parking lots adjoining the library. City
work crews and electricians continue to
work to keep the Garden pathways lit, but
the fxtures and infrastructure keep failing.
Over the past years, the Jacksonville
Boosters Club and Foundation have
worked closely with the City of
Jacksonville to obtain funds to install
new white picket fencing, the ADA paver
walkways, a new underground irrigation
system, and overseeing cleanup and
installation of historic plants in Peter Brit
Gardens. Please consider making a tax-
deductible donation to help with costs to
the Jacksonville Boosters Foundation, P.O.
Box 1061, Jacksonville, OR 97530.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors Light the Way
Boosters member Rob Buerk with
Rotary Club President, Judi Johnson
Remember “bubble
gum cards?” You, or
your kids, used to go into
your favorite store and
buy them, not because
you wanted the gum, but
because you were trying
to collect the cards—the
entire set of cards. Maybe
they showed pictures
and stats on professional
baseball players, or
they had pictures and
information about a
popular movie, or a TV
show. But no mater how many
packages of the cards you bought,
or how many duplicates you
acquired, you could never manage
to collect the entire set.
Now the Topps Company, one of
the major manufacturers of those
cards (and gum) wants to remedy
that. They’ve joined with Abrams
ComicArts to publish books that
reproduce some of their classic card
sets, which means that you can get
the whole shebang in one package.
To date they’ve covered the icky (Garbage
Pail Kids), the creepy (Mars Atacks), and
the funny (Bazooka Joe). And now they’ve
reached the Trekkie—which is where this
story fnds a Jacksonville connection.
Abrams contacted local writers Paula
and Terry Erdmann to create a book about
Topps l976 Star Trek cards. Under their
pen names, Paula M. Block and Terry J.
Erdmann, the pair have writen several
books on Star Trek, so they were the
publisher’s logical choice of authors.
Star Trek: The Topps
Original Trading Card Series
arrived in stores about the
same date that this issue of
the Jacksonville Review hit
the streets. It presents the
entire set of 88 cards, front
and back, and 22 stickers
that were even harder to
collect. The Erdmanns
wrote commentaries on
each card, drawn from
interviews they conducted
with the former Topps
employees who
created the set in the
‘70s. These insights
give the reader a
unique behind-the-
scenes look into the
world of bubble gum
To top it of, the
book includes some
fun surprises, like
images of the gum
that came with the
cards, and a dust
jacket that’s made from that same waxy
paper that the gum and cards came in.
Perhaps most fun of all, it rectifes a
thirty-seven year old injustice. For some
unknown reason, one character, Sulu,
played by actor George Takei, did not
appear on any of the cards in the original
set. But he’s here now, on two of the
four brand new bonus cards that the
Erdmanns created for the book.
And they wrote it right here in
New Book by Local Authors
Cammy Davis, local Jacksonville
artist and Review contributor,
received the 2013 Wayne Ching
Trailblazer Award of $500. The
presentation took place at Rogue
Gallery & Art Center in Medford.
Wayne Ching is known as a “nano-
funder” who lives in Oregon for part
of the year and looks for programs
that are “innovative, collaborative
and fun to do.” Wayne described a
trailblazer as someone who “opens
new trails and avenues” and “goes
out on a limb. “The nice part of nano-
funding,” he says, “is that it is ad hoc,
builds community, has no paperwork, is
inventively creative and you know where
the money goes…and it’s fun doing it.”
Davis said, “When I moved here from
Seatle, I saw small art communities that
worked separately from each other. Yet,
there was so much potential to work
together and build a strong cultural
tourism destination for the Rogue Valley.”
Cammy exhibits art and jewelry in many
local galleries and retail locations. She
recently created, “Edgy in October,” an
event to foster stronger cultural tourism.
She also produces, “Art on the Airwaves”
on KSKQ, 89.5 on the frst Friday of each
month at 1:00, where she talks about local
art events.
2013 Wayne Ching Trailblazer Award
Given to Cammy Davis
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Jacksonville Review Page 10 October 2013
The Unfettered Critic by
Paula Block Erdmann & Terry Erdmann
Let’s All Go to the Lobby:
The Classy Season
utumn is the season we savor
for cinema. Oh sure, summer
has the fun “popcorn” movies
that entice people to spend two-plus
air conditioned hours consuming non-
stop action. And yes, we’ll admit it: we
partook. Which explains why we’re
currently feeling bloated, gluted with
“buter-favored” characters and plot
threads that didn’t satisfy.
And so we celebrate the season when
studios bring out their prestige projects,
starring Oscar-winning actors, directed
by honest-to-goodness flmmakers, and
writen by—well, let’s just say they’re
actually writen, as opposed to constructed
from bits and pieces cobbled together to
draw the largest crowd of teenagers.
We’ve picked fve titles that look
promising to us from the roster of
upcoming releases. You’ll fnd the trailers
for them—and dozens of others—in your
local cinema, or on Internet sites like
iTunes Movie Trailers or moviefone.
1. Gravity (opens October 4)—When
was the last time you saw a movie about
space that didn’t feature fying saucers,
aliens, or guys
with light
sabers? Gravity,
by Alfonso
Cuarón, has
none of these,
and yet the trailers are so intense that
you may fnd yourself hyperventilating
at the prospect of experiencing the whole
movie. A medical engineer (Sandra
Bullock) on her frst space mission and
a veteran astronaut (George Clooney)
are conducting a spacewalk when their
shutle is bombarded by debris from
an exploding satellite. Their vehicle
destroyed and all contact with Earth
severed, the pair struggle to survive. This
looks to be the most adrenalin-soaked
flm of the season; viewer James Cameron,
director of box ofce champs Avatar and
Titanic, says, “I think it’s the best space
flm ever done.”
2. The Fifth Estate (opens October
18)—With all the hard news and random
trivia invading our brains every day, it’s
difcult to remember events of even a few
years ago. If the name Julian Assange no
longer rings a bell, perhaps WikiLeaks,
the controversial website he founded in
order to reveal confdential government-
held information to the masses, does. This
dramatic thriller, directed by Bill Condon
and starring Benedict Cumberbatch (star
of BBC’s Sherlock) as Assange, should
catch us up on the details.
3. August: Osage County (opens
November 8)—There’s always a flm that
comes so front-loaded with talent that it
seems destined to play big at the Oscars.
This would be it for 2013. Based on the
Puliter Prize-winning play, August:
Osage County stars Meryl Streep and Julia
Roberts, and is directed by John Wells (The
West Wing). It’s one of those dysfunctional
family pieces that typically pop up around
the holidays, perhaps to make us realize
how much beter of we are with our own
relations. There’s a ton of talent here, great
writing and some dark laughs; just don’t
expect a happily-ever-after ending.
4. Saving Mr. Banks (Opens December
13)—This promises to be the spoonful of
sugar for the season, and we mean that
in the most delightful way. Tom Hanks
stars as Walt Disney, struggling mightily
to convince author P.L. Travers (Emma
Thompson) to grant him the rights to
make a flm of her popular work Mary
Poppins. We love tales of “Hollywood
behind-the-scenes” and the trailer to this
is downright enchanting.
5. The Monuments Men (Opens December
18)—It’s probably enough to say this
drama is co-writen, produced and
directed by George Clooney (who also
stars, along with Mat Damon and Bill
Murray) to incite interest. But the subject
mater—an Allied group charged with
saving works of art before their destruction
by Hitler during WWII—is equally
fascinating. Oceans 11 meets The A-Team in
Nazi-infested Europe? Works for us.
Paula and Terry each have long impressive-
sounding resumes implying that they are
batle-scarred veterans of life within the
Hollywood studios. They’re now happily
relaxed into Jacksonville.
Chamber Chat
by The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
Fall and the pending holiday season
bring lots of planning for the Chamber
of Commerce, and here are the most
recent updates.
Fall Decorating & Halloween Trick
or Treat—Scarecrows and cornstalks are
already decorating the town for the fall
season. Feel free to supplement what
the Chamber has done with your own
scarecrows and other seasonal décor.
Saturday, October 26th from Noon-
2:00pm is the time set for Trick or Treat
in the local businesses. Participating
businesses will be identifed with balloons
displayed by their entrances. Businesses
should reserve their balloons by
contacting the Chamber ofce by October
21st at 541-899-8118 or email chamber@
Victorian Christmas Update
Lighting & Garland—Whit Parker
of the Jacksonville Review is heading-up
a new holiday lighting and garland
program designed to simplify decorating
for merchants and to make the town
shine like never before. We have hired a
professional contractor to install lights on
commercial buildings on California Street
and some adjacent side streets. Work will
take 4 days and starts in late October or
as weather permits, in order to be in place
well before the lights will be turned on.
The work was made possible thanks
to funding of $3000 from the Chamber
of Commerce, $1000 from JOBA, along
with $600 from Pacifc Power and the
Jacksonville Review. Merchants will receive
complimentary light hanging but a
suggested donation to the Chamber will
be requested.
On a related note, the Boosters Club has
volunteered to hang Christmas garland
for any business owner who purchases it
from Jacksonville Engine Company #1. As
in past years, garland is $1.50/linear foot
and is the fnest cedar available. This year,
there is NO COST to hang it—the work
is a gift to Jacksonville from the Boosters
Club. Installation is scheduled during
Thanksgiving week.
All lights and garland will be taken
down during the frst week of January
by a volunteer crew from the Chamber,
JOBA, Engine Company #1 and the
Boosters Club. We’ll be taking names for
volunteers soon!
Tree Lighting and Parade—Hoping to
spread the joy of the holidays over more
time, we are having a separate Tree &
Town Lighting ceremony on Saturday,
November 30th at 5:30pm. The Parade
will be at 9:30am on Saturday, December
7th. Moving the parade to Saturday
morning allows more people to atend
the parade as well as to enjoy the daytime
activities such as visits with Father
Christmas, horse-drawn wagon rides,
carolers, etc.
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Up Close and Personal with Local Artist,
Veronica Thomas
Ninth in a series of artist profles by Randall Grealish
rowing up
the gates
of Kruger National
Park in South
Africa, a young
Veronica Thomas
knew only the
world that existed
in her own
backyard, free from
the images of YouTube or even a television
set. Veronica learned to use her imagination,
not realizing that it would one day serve her
well as she pursued the life of an artist.
Veronica’s life would change drastically
at the age of thirteen, moving from the
small mining town in the Lowveld area
to a much bigger city.
Being suddenly thrust into
a life of boy and fashion
crazy teens took some
geting used to...Veronica
preferred to climb trees
and missed the days in
the bush enjoying the
beautiful natural textures
provided by the fora and
fauna of her surroundings.
Veronica’s thoughts
were generally grounded
to the immediate life
she was familiar with
rather than an outside
unknown world. She
would occasionally
daydream when she’d spot
planes passing overhead,
wondering, “Where are
they going?” Sufce it to
say, there was not much
outside cultural infuence
nor was art much of a focus
in Veronica’s childhood
days. Although art was
enjoyed and was something she found
herself to be good at, she preferred it
over math and language classes. Upon
graduation, the art world was not
considered a career choice and she didn’t
much care for abstract work anyway.
It would take many years for her
mindset, home circumstances and former
and current training to come together
for her to realize, “This is where I am
supposed to be… I love art so much and
feel this is what I am and what I want to
do… I am fulflled inside and out being
creative and doing art.”
Veronica’s taste in art tends to lean
towards the representational and
impressionist style of the Russian masters.
She notes, “The Russians did not seem
to feed into the abstract style of the 80’s
and instead of sticking to the traditional
foundational principals that have stood
the test of time,” she is all too happy to
see this style re-emerging in the art world.
Veronica has tackled a variety of still
life, fgures and nature-
themed works. Stating that
she cannot just paint large
vistas of landscape, she
prefers to have some form
of water involved to act
as an area of interest and
atraction to the overall scene.
Veronicas goes on, “Maybe
that is why I am drawn to the
ocean, it represents memories
of a childhood vacation, a
place to relax and explore,
to build sandcastles and see
unusual creatures in tide
pools and so on.”
With much trial and error
and time spent learning from
Stefan Baumann at Grand
View, Veronica has come to
realize that the notion of the
artists whom she looks up to
as having a “secret” is just not
the case. Noting that it’s not
the brush, canvas or brand
of paint one uses, rather it is
YOU, the artist, and YOUR
brush stroke and YOUR
vision of how YOU see the
subject that YOU are painting
that makes the diference
from one artist to another.
Veronica now understands
that it takes time and lots of
practice to create from within
and improve one’s skills.
Being a member of the Oil
Painters Society Of America
has really helped push
Veronica to try and stay on par with her
peers, challenging herself with each new
painting and reminding herself that this is
not just a hobby.
For more on Veronica, please visit htp://
Art Presence "Out of the Mainstream"
Exhibit in October
This month, Art Presence presents a
new art show, "Out of the Mainstream,"
an exhibit of unexpected, provocative
and stimulating pieces of art. The show
features works in watercolor, oil, acrylic,
photography and ceramic… in both two
and three dimensions.
37 artists from around the Rogue
Valley and Grants Pass accepted the
invitation to participate in the show
which opens October 4th and runs
through October 27th. Atendees may
view this dramatic new show at the Art
Presence Center on Thursdays, Fridays,
Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00am to
4:00pm. A “meet the artists” reception
will be held on Saturday, October 5th
from 12:00noon to 4:00pm, featuring
guest musician Martin Ball.
Art Presence, a non-proft
organization, operates the Art Presence
Art Center located at 206 5th Street, on
the Jacksonville Courthouse grounds.
For more information, please contact
Coordinator Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057
or Anne@brookewatercolor.com.
"Defaced" Richard Newman
"Unexpected Roses"
Anne Brooke
Saturday, October 26 ~ 2-6pm
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Jacksonville Review Page 12 October 2013
The Merchants of Jacksonville
•Communities that preserve their distinct, one-of-a-kind businesses have an economic advantage
•Locally-owned businesses build stronger communities by linking neighbors in a deeper web of economic
and social relationships, contributing more beneft to local causes
In 2007, mother and daughter, Sandi Whitle and
Amy Blanchard made one of their dreams a reality
with the purchase of La Boheme, a women’s clothing
boutique. Their shared vision resulted in creating
a personalized shopping experience for women of
all ages. Both place a major emphasis on providing
superior customer service, quality, afordability and
carrying American-made brands. They ofer many
product lines and accessories from casual to dressy,
including highly-popular denim lines from Hudson
and Jag, and clothing from Free People, as well as
Splendid and Green Dragon.
La Boheme
Michael Richardson was born in the U.K. and spent thirty
years of his business life in advertising, working in agencies
in London, Toronto and San Francisco on clients such as
Volkswagen and Kawasaki. After relocating to Jacksonville
in 2004, Michael, together with his late wife Bethany, created
Pico’s. Always interested in travel, the environment and other
cultures, Michael used that passion in creating a fair trade/
eco-friendly store that has now been operating in the same
location for almost 10 years. In recent years, Michael teamed-
up with Louise Lavergne (JoyFull Yoga) who has added her
expertise in selecting unique products including clothing,
accessories, jewelry, household accents, and gifts, all fair trade,
eco-friendly or made in the USA.
Joe Surges, owner of Carefree Bufalo, operates an upscale
and highly-popular store carrying fne artwork and artisan
goods. He ofers one of the region’s most extensive selections
of William Henry Studio knives, pens and money clips.
Also featured are American Bison wallets, original jewelry,
Schlabaugh clocks and Remy leather jackets. A trip to the
Carefree Bufalo store is a must for any local or visitor who
appreciates fne American-Made goods and superb customer
service were your business is sincerely appreciated.
Carefree Buffalo
Louise Lavergne of JoyFull Yoga was born in Montreal,
Canada and spent nearly 15 years acting in Toronto
and New York, appearing in many soap operas, TV
commercials and flms. Subsequently, she was National
Marketing Director for a California-based advertising frm
and East-coast Sales Director for a video-conferencing
company. Louise became a stress-management expert/
speaker and worked with clients such as New York Life,
Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal. In 2005, she opened
Joyfull Yoga in Jacksonville where she continues to teach
yoga and operate a retail business focused on healing and
helping people live their best life now.
JoyFull Yoga
Owner Jo Parker never met a challenge she didn’t take-on
with every ounce of energy when she was a corporate sales
rep. Last November, she switched gears and purchased
WillowCreek, puting that same enthusiasm into her
frst-ever retail store. She’s proud to ofer a large selection
of afordable sterling silver jewelry, turquoise and other
gemstones and added more fun, new products including
Jacksonville t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and umbrellas. Jo
ofers an array of locally-made products including jewelry,
soaps, cards, and a best-selling line of scarves and soy lotion
WillowCreek Jacksonville
JacksonvilleReview.com Page 13 October 2013
The Merchants of Jacksonville
•Compared to chains, locally-owned stores return far more revenue back into the local economy,
further enriching the community •Locally-owned businesses create more jobs
and often provide better wages and benefts
Crown Jewel owner Jason Robison moved to the Rogue
Valley 12 years ago with his wife, Anne. Since, the couple
has opened stores in Ashland and Jacksonville. They’ve also
had two children, now 8 and 10-years-old. In addition to
ofering an extensive line of jewelry, cards, handbags and
gifts, Jason also makes custom jewelry pieces in-store and
ofers repair services. In college, Jason studied sculpture,
metalwork and ceramics—his love of art is mirrored by the
Crown Jewel’s impressive inventory of locally-produced
paintings and hand-crafted artisan items.
Crown Jewel
Owner Kelly Cason and her talented business associate
Susan Briton have been working together for 10 years and
seem to enjoy every minute with their customers. Since
starting the store in 1999, Kelly has developed an enviable
repeat clientele, due in-part to her unique product lines
including her own line of Georgie Girl jewelry—named in
honor of her mother. Be sure to check-out her unique line of
gifts, cards, candles, charming jewelry and large selection of
enamelware, a best seller. And, no trip would be complete
without sampling her famous, homemade fudge!
Farmhouse Treasures
Behind the Blue Door, owner Kay Faught ofers unique
garden-related products with exceptional service. An avid
gardener for 25 years, the Jacksonville local enjoys helping
visitors seeking gifts and locals seeking gardening advice.
With a range of products from pots, hand tools, bird baths,
statuary, miniatures and much more, Kay also carries
artistically-unique West Coast items such as Adobe Drops,
Moon Alley Candles and fall and holiday décor items. Prior
to moving to town 12 years ago, Kay lived in Central Oregon
where she was in medical consulting and management.
Blue Door Garden Store
Since opening in 1998, Lorraine Akin has built a solid
reputation of carrying the fnest women’s fashions in
Southern Oregon. She’s the only Jackson County retail spot
that carries a full line of Brighton handbags, belts, jewelry,
sunglasses and more. Along with other top-selling clothing
lines like 3 Dot, she ofers an extensive line of designer
shoes and handbags. Lorraine enjoys working with
customers and providing personal service. Each October,
she’s proud to sponsor and participate in the Brighton
Power of Pink beneft, a charity assisting local women in
need of low-cost mammograms.
Jacksonville Company
Joelle Graves started her life in the antiques business in
1983 when she inherited a 10,000 square foot, family-owned
store in the Bay Area. Thanks to an amazing mentor, Joelle
and her husband quickly learned the in’s-and-out’s of the
business. Education is a major theme in her life: she served
as Director of Education for Brit Festivals for 7 years, is the
current Director of Development for the Southern Oregon
Repertory Singers and teaches voice. Joelle also ofers
estate, appraisal and consulting services, complimenting her
fabulous line of antique wares.
Sterling Creek Antiques
Jacksonville Review Page 14 October 2013
The Merchants of Jacksonville
•Local stores in town centers require less infrastructure, making more effcient use of public services
relative to big box stores and shopping malls •Local stores help sustain vibrant, compact,
walkable town centers which reduces sprawl, auto use and environmental impact
For 27 years, Marge Wall has greeted her customers with
a smile and believes she’s sold more than 8,000 American-
made quilts. Her extensive line ranges from hand-made to
machine-made quilts, many of which are made on-site in her
Jacksonville store. With more than 1,200 quilts in inventory,
there’s no other store like Country Quilts in Southern Oregon.
Marge not only crafts quilts for-sale, she routinely makes and
then donates 30-50 of them per year to Quilts for Kids, Linus
Children, cancer and dialysis patients and injured military
personnel and veterans in-need.
Country Quilts
At Eléglance Home Décor, interior designer and owner
Carmen Whitlock ofers her Rogue Valley clients a deep
inventory of home décor items not found anywhere between
the Bay Area and Portland. Her well-appointed retail store
doubles as an interior design studio, enabling clients to select
customized furniture as well as order customized fabric
products like pillows and window coverings. Carmen carries
unique and well-priced foor items such as lamps, tables,
couches, area rugs, chairs, beds, mirrors, accessories and more.
Carmen has 23 years in design experience and certifcation
from New York’s prestigious Shefeld School of Design.
Eléglance Home Décor
Margaret Barnes became a co-owner of the long-
standing shop in January and has thoroughly enjoyed
geting to know and helping so many antique lovers in
the community. The shop ofers locals and visitors a wide
selection of glassware, primitives, wooden kitchen tools,
tea cups, Depression glass, linens, pictures, books, silver,
crystal and other items. She carries many highly sought-
after collectible items from the mid-20th century, Art Deco
period and Retro-era and notes that it’s wonderful to see so
many younger customers geting more and more interested
in collecting.
Pickety Place
For 12 years, owners Steve and Joann Abandonato have
provided one of the best shopping experiences in town.
While Steve's running the front-end of the store, Joann is
doing all the buying and ofce work. Steve loves sharing and
demonstrating the fnest cookware and accessories available.
Popular lines include Epicurean cuting boards, Wusthuf,
Lampson Sharp, and Kyocera cutlery, Le Creuset, Scanpan
and All-Clad cookware, plus a huge selection of gadgets for
any cook or chef. And be sure to ask about the world famous
Cheese Knife—they sell thousands of them a year! The hotest
seller this year are the silicone lids that seal everything.
Pot Rack
For 25 years, Bill & Linda Graham have been making
kids of all ages smile with their amazing high quality
toys. Ofering perennial favorites like dolls, kites,
puzzles, baby toys, puppets, arts & crafts kits, science
sets, die-cast cars, planes, trucks, games and so much
more, the store is a must-shop-stop. Understanding
that kids and parents are still interested in great toys
and books, great pride is taken in ofering the largest
selection of Playmobil toys on the West Coast along
with an amazing selection of children’s books. And,
giftwrapping is still complimentary!
Scheffel's Toys
JacksonvilleReview.com Page 15 October 2013
Focus on Hanley Farm by
Kerri Hecox, Hanley Farm Volunteer
David Jesser, Broker
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ith those lines begins the
most unique and inventive
Halloween adventure
to be found anywhere in the Rogue
Valley: Polly Brown’s
Haunted Field. Witen
by long-time Southern
Oregon Historical Society
volunteer Larry Mullaly,
the Haunted Field is
part-haunted house, part
theater production, and
all around Fall fun. The
event difers from most
Halloween activities in
that participants walk out
through felds at night
holding onto a rope, led by
a guide holding a lantern. The path is lined
by scarecrows, and every so often one of the
“scarecrows” springs to life and tells part of
the spooky, tragic story of Polly Brown.
This is the second year Hanley will
be hosting the Haunted Field, and the
script, costuming and production this
year promise to be fantastic. Be warned
however, the Field is not for the faint
of heart. Last year, of the four children
I accompanied into the Field, not one
made it past the second performing
“scarecrow.” With that in mind, for
younger children (and adults with too-
vivid imaginations) there will also be
activities such as apple bobbing, corn
husk dolls and pumpkin carving.
The Haunted Field will run three
consecutive nights: Friday, October 18th
to Sunday, October 20th from 7:00-9:00pm.
Plan to arrive early, as space on the
Haunted Field walk is limited, and last
year sold out quickly.
How does one get all the scarecrows
needed for a convincing
haunted feld? A Scarecrow
Festival of course! On
October 12th & 13th from
11:00am-4:00pm the Farm
will be hosting its annual
Scarecrow Festival, where
scarecrow kits will be available
for purchase. Families and
individuals can come and
create their own unique
scarecrow from a variety
of clothes, hats and other
materials. We ask only that
participants allow their new scarecrow
friends to stay at Hanley for a week until
the Haunted Field, so that each one can
contribute to the spooky atmosphere.
There will also be a scarecrow contest for
businesses, organizations and families this
year, with applications downloadable at:
festival/. Business and organization entrants
in the contest are welcome to promote
themselves in a creative and tasteful manner.
October is both a wonderful and slightly
sad time at the farm, as it is not only a
festive celebration of the harvest, but also
a winding down knowing that winter is
fast approaching. Come out and join us in
these last celebrations of the season!
For more information on events please visit:
hanleyfarm.org or call SOHS at 541-773-
6536 ext. 1002.
Welcome my friends to the haunted feld walk,
Where time stands still and the clocks have all stopped.
I just want to warn you, before you begin,
That things that once happened could happen again….
The frst-annual, “Edgy
in October” art show
will be held throughout
the Rogue Valley in
October. This new,
month-long, valley-wide
event was created by
Jacksonville resident and
artist, Cammy Davis, to
promote cultural tourism
in Southern Oregon.
The Jacksonville show features wineries
paired-up with local artists for the month,
including Caprice Vineyards with Jon
Vait and Katharine Gracey, Daisy Creek
Vineyard with Kathleen Hoevet and Leo
Vait, DANCIN Vineyards with Randall
Grealish, Red Lily Vineyards with Pegi
Smith and Cammy Davis,
South Stage Cellars with
Cheryl Garcia and Katharine
Gracey and Umpqua Valley
Wine Tasting Room with
Holly Herick. Look around
town for “Edgy Art in the
Window” at Ray’s Food Place
and other local storefronts
who will also feature work
by local artists.
Other towns hosting “Edgy” shows
include Ashland, Grants Pass, Kerby,
Medford and Talent.
For further information on any of these
events, please visit www.cammydavis.com or
contact Cammy Davis at 425-891-5613 or via
email at art@cammydavis.com.
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Jacksonville Review Page 16 October 2013
On Sunday, September 8th, at their
annual Installation of Ofcers picnic, the
Jacksonville Kiwanis Club gave a special
award to Fred and Donna Schat, long-
time Jacksonville residents. This was the
“Outstanding Community Service Award
of 2013” presented for their eforts over
the past 25 years. Fred has been a faithful
member of Kiwanis for 25 years, having
just received his Legion of Honor Award.
He served for many years as Treasurer
of the Club and was heavily involved in
the Wheel Chair Ramp program from
its early days when it was known as the
“Good Neighbors Project.” For years, Fred
was Chairman for this worthy project
where the Kiwanis builds ramps for the
needy who cannot aford to have a regular
contractor perform the needed work.
His wife, Donna, has been at his side all
these years encouraging him, but her main
service to our community has been serving
as a City Councilor for 13 years until her
recent retirement. She was a very diligent
member of the Council and was always
very thoughtful and considered all aspects
before voting on community issues.
During their 45 plus years in
Jacksonville, Fred and Donna raised a son,
Karl and a daughter, Anna. The Kiwanis
Club sincerely thanks these two people for
all their contributions to our community.
Jacksonville Kiwanis Club Honors
Fred and Donna Schatz with Special Award
Kiwanis' Dave Wilson presents special award
to Fred and Donna Schat
On September 20, I atended a seminar
at Medford City Hall on earthquake
preparedness—sponsored by the Oregon
Ofce of Emergency Management. The
speaker/geologist, Althea Rizzo, laid it
out simply for the 250+ atendees: Oregon
sits smack in the middle of the Cascadia
Subduction Zone, a
600-mile long fault line
running from Northern
California to Canada.
She likened the chances
of a 9.0 earthquake to
a woman who is 8 ½
months pregnant…
“It’s due anytime
now.” Scientists know
earthquakes along
portions of the zone
occur on average every
240 years. The last big
one was in 1700, 313
years ago…making
the “baby” overdue.
Quakes along the
entire Cascadia Zone
occur every 500-600
years—these are the 9.0 biggies and are of
greatest concern to public safety experts.
Scientists believe our area has a 37%
chance of being hit by “the big one” in
the next 50 years—here in Jacksonville,
the earth will likely shake for 4+ minutes
with aftershocks expected for weeks.
The damage to water and sewer lines,
power grids, sanitation districts, septic
felds and roadways will be massive—not
to mention the damage caused when
many of Jacksonville’s non-reinforced
brick masonry buildings come toppling
down like toy soldiers. The loss of life
and injuries could be signifcant—being
prepared is not optional.
Rizzo noted that food and supply
routes may be cut-of should bridges
on Interstate 5, collapse and that
access routes up and down Highway
101 connecting coastal towns may be
severed for fve years. Not only will
brick and mortar literally crumble and
collapse, economies may collapse when
companies relocate rather than rebuild
here. The botom line: being prepared
requires prioritizing and taking personal
responsibility by stocking our homes (and
businesses) with supplies of water, food,
clothing, fuel and other necessities to
survive without outside help for months.
In my view, surviving the Big One also
requires Jacksonville’s elected leaders and
ofcials to prioritize now how tax dollars
and other publicly-held funds are spent
…and on what projects. In last month’s
Review, a full-page op-ed debate on the
future of the Courthouse drew more
atention than any topic in recent years.
I heard from many who feel restoration
and relocating public ofces there might
be a good idea, IF we have the money. For
the majority, restoring the Courthouse is
admirable but IS NOT A PRIORITY at this
time. In my view, the most responsible
use of public funds is BUILDING A NEW
FIRE STATION. The city just received
$680,000 from the MRA land swap and
has responsibly held funds aside to notch
the dam. However, your City Council
just authorized using $29,800 of it to strip
and re-paint the south-facing Courthouse
windows…all 3 phases will cost $73,000.
This is public money…money I believe
should be spent on public safety frst—on
a new fre station.
For years, this subject has been
lobbed like a ball—back and forth while
leadership waits…waits to purchase
the right piece of ground, waits for a
government handout grant, waits for
land to be annexed and a land owner to
grant the city an acre on which to build.
While we wait, the risk of the fre station
collapsing increases as tectonic plates
move beneath us. Should the station
collapse during the Big One, we are
literally dead. In my view, the solution is
right in front of us: build a new fre station
on the existing site…before it’s too late!
With Jacksonville’s limited resources,
we can’t have it all—it’s time to decide if
we value a Courthouse or a Firehouse in
Our Small Town with Big Atmosphere.
Courthouse or Firehouse? Time to Prioritize!
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Our current fre station has been deemed "seismically unft"
to withstand a major earthquake
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JacksonvilleReview.com Page 17 October 2013
A Few Minutes with the Mayor
by Paul Becker
was recently
criticized as
someone who
lived in the “Wild
West” and unable
to move into the
21st century. This critic, in his atempt
to secure approval to build a micro-
brewery, seemed to believe that micro-
breweries were new to the 21st century
and therefore unknown in earlier times.
Alas! There is nothing more frustrating
than the ignorance of youth. Nonetheless,
I admit this criticism stung. In fact, it got
under my skin. Since this modern-day
Addison de Wit never
took the time to either
meet me, or know what I
believe or don’t believe,
his criticism seemed,
to phrase it gently,
ill-advised. However, I
reasoned it best to ignore
the barbs and leave well
enough alone. After all,
how was he to know
I developed business
systems in both the oil
and aerospace industries
using advanced computer technology;
or that I was developing computerized
transcontinental payroll processing
systems before he was born? How could
he know I used state-of-the-art oil based
projector systems at the Ronald Reagan
library for flm clip presentations at
award shows in Los Angeles? No… he
couldn’t know these things.
Smug in my self-confdence now, I
dismissed his contemptuous remarks with
a litle contempt of my own. Alas and
alack, how often we trip over our own
feet. I didn’t know it, but my comfortable
litle world was about to crumble.
Until a month or so ago, I was content
to use a bare-bones cell phone with no
added features. (not even a camera!)
Then, one day my wife Sharon suggested
we move up to smartphones. Earlier
I’d resisted the idea because everyone
around me seems to have the silly
thing in their hands all the time. Now, I
thought, a smartphone will let me have
access to my City email. Perhaps it was
time to take the plunge. Yet, in the back
of my mind I remembered the myth of
Icarus who few on wings of feather and
wax, but who few too close to the sun so
that the wax melted and he fell into the
sea and drowned.
We arrived at the store where an
afable gentleman warmly greeted us
and proceeded to tell us how easy this
technology is. I believed every word
because, after all, doesn’t everyone have
one in their hand except when they go
to bed? Like most “techies” he zipped
through how to do this and how to do
that. He made it look so simple, as easy as
ABC. Ignoring any sense of trepidation,
we bought our smartphones. How
quickly my world turned upside down.
Until now, I’d always been the one to
aid Sharon with any technical problems
on her computer. Suddenly I was the one
asking questions. How do I add people
to my contact list? How do I search the
Internet? How do I bookmark? How do I
fnd missed calls? How do I sort between
personal email and city email? How do
I edit email? How do I do this? How
do I do that? Why isn’t this working?
Why isn’t that working? The list seemed
endless, and there were no directions
to follow. I found myself staring at this
gadget in my hand as the hours went by,
one after another, without any answers.
A call to the salesman seemed to ofer
a solution… they were providing a free
class for smartphone dummies. Ah!
My mental clouds rolled back… once
again the sun shone bright… and soon
I sat down with perhaps ten other lost
souls as the lesson began. An hour later,
not all, but some of my questions were
answered. Just enough for me to text a
friend, “Just fnished a class for dummies.
I’m still a dummy.” What I really thought
was… Now I know why people are staring at
these things all day. They’re trying to fgure
things out.
Maybe the brew guy is right. Judge Roy
Bean, move over. Maybe I do belong in
the Wild West and not the 21st Century.
Jacksonville Fire Department Community Class Schedule
October – Fire Prevention Open House
November – Home Safety for Winter
December – Avoiding Cold Weather Injuries
Classes are held at the fre station on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30pm
(except during fre season). For more information, please call 541-899-7246.
The Jacksonville Fire Department
will be hosting their 2013 Fire
Prevention Week public Open House
on Thursday, October 10 at The Fire
Station located at 180 N. 3rd Street.
The event is scheduled from 5:30pm
to 7:00pm. There will be free hot dogs,
safety tips, games for the kids and don’t
forget Sparky the fre dog will be there.
The department will also be holding
a lunchtime event at Jacksonville
Elementary School on October 10 & 11
with a hose crawl, bunker relays, smoke
detector drill, and fre vehicle displays.
This year, the National Fire Protection
Association theme is “Protect Your
Family from Fire,” with an emphasis on
how to Prevent Kitchen Fires.
For more information, please call
Jacksonville Fire Department Holding Open
House for Fire Prevention Week in October
On September 17 the Jacksonville City
Council passed a resolution to include
Jacksonville in a new Extension service
district, giving Jacksonville voters a
chance to vote on the issue.
The Southern Oregon Research and
Extension Center (SOREC), commonly
known as Extension, has been threatened
with closure because of
County budget cuts. The
federal legislation that created
agricultural research and
extension services in rural
counties requires local support
before State and federal
money is provided. In Jackson
County $8.48 is received for
every local dollar supporting Extension.
The threat of closure led to the
formation of a volunteer group, Friends
of Research and Extension (FORE), that
fought to secure funding for the service.
The result has been that SOREC is funded
through the end of this year and the
County Commissioners have agreed to
put a service district measure on the May
2014 ballot. Each City within Jackson
County is required to pass a resolution to
be included in the district.
The service district is proposed to have
a maximum taxing rate of fve cents per
thousand of assessed valuation. Current
budget projections indicate the assessed
rate will likely be 3.3 cents per thousand.
For the owner of a $200,000 home, that
means a cost of $6.60 per year to maintain
Extension services.
In 1911 the Southern Oregon
Experiment Station was established to
deliver objective, research-based scientifc
information to support Jackson County’s
farmers, orchardists, and vineyardists.
The Extension Service was created in
1914 to bring agricultural education
from the land grant college. For nearly
100 years the Oregon State University
(OSU) Research and Extension Center
has provided critical support to Jackson
County’s agriculture economy and tens
of thousands of individual consultant
contacts. Extension services reach farms,
forests, families and 4-H.
Current programs include Master
Gardeners, 4-H, Master
Food Preservers, Land
Stewards, Small Farms,
Tree Fruits, Viticulture,
Urban Horticulture,
Livestock and Forage,
and Forest and Natural
Resources, plus Research
units in Pathology/
Horticulture, Entomology and Farm
Management. A new area of research and
education into water management will
likely be the next emphasis for Extension.
Over the next few months FORE will
be conducting informational campaigns
to highlight the many accomplishments
of Extension and its continuing
contributions to our community. FORE
will also conduct fundraisers to help with
the campaign for the ballot measure. In
2012 more than 40,000 people were served
by Extension and it is hoped that each
of those people will help to secure stable
funding for SOREC.
The creation of jobs and support for
the families, farms and forests of Jackson
County is deserving of local support,
but the County budget problems means
that support must come directly from the
people. Extension has a 100-year history
of supporting the rural enterprises that
built Jackson County and the members
of FORE look forward to sharing those
success stories with you.
Jack Duggan is the Chair of FORE. You can
learn more at friendsore.org and you can reach
Duggan at friendsore@gmail.com.
Jacksonville to Vote on Extension District
by Jack Duggan
City Snapshot
City Council, September 3 & 17—Fire
Chief Hull and Community Emergency
Response Team members Owen Jurling
and Michele Brown-Riding debriefed
council on the recent opening and stafng
of the Emergency Operations Center in
Grants Pass. During the recent fres, the
center was stafed by 30+ volunteers, 12 of
whom were Jacksonville CERT members.
Hull noted that CERT was
pivotal in keeping the
public informed on road
and campground closures,
evacuations and a host of
other logistical details.
Hull reported that the
department recently ran
its 400th call of the year,
signifcantly above last
year’s response calls. Hull
also received unanimous
approval to replace the department’s aging
heart defbrillator with a reconditioned
model at a signifcant cost savings.
Administrator Jef Alvis reported that
Northwest Biological Consulting was
hired to coordinate all of the agencies
involved in breaching Jacksonville’s dam
and that an on-site study session would
be held on 9/17. Alvis also reported that
the road and pedestrian improvement
project at First and Main will break
ground within a few weeks.
Council approved an updated
request by Jack Duggan to include the
City in the upcoming Jackson County
Agricultural Extension Service District
ballot measure, intended to fund 4-H and
the Extension Service.
After a hearing on an
appeal by Bigham Knoll
concerning the Stein Club
room, Council upheld
two prior decisions by the
Planning Commission,
rejecting requests to alter
hours of operation and
alter language pertaining
to issuance of certain
building permits.
Council approved funding Phase
1 of 3 to remove the lead paint and
repaint the south side windows of the
Courthouse building. Phase 1 of the
contract was awarded to Bartholomew
Painting for $29,800 which will be done
this Fall. The estimate to complete all 3
phases is $73,000.
To view the detailed list of city bills and transcripts of approved
council meeting minutes, go to www.jacksonvilleor.us
Jacksonville Police Department
A consolidated report based on type of calls & number of incidences
August 21, 2013 to September 22, 2013
Alarm - 1
Animal Complaint - 14
Assist - Medical - 12
Assist - Other Gov't/
Law Enforcement
Agencies - 60
Assist Public - 46
Bar Check - 6
City Ordinance - 8
Civil - 6
Criminal Mischief - 2
Death Investigation - 1
Disorderly Conduct - 4
Disturbance/Noise - 3
Domestic Disturbance - 1
Drugs - 1
DWS - 2
Fireworks - 1
Fraud - 1
Foot Patrol - 11
Harassment - 1
Larceny/Theft - 2
Missing Person/Adult - 1
Motor Vehicle Crash - 1
Property Found - 2
Property Lost - 2
Property Recovered - 1
Public Safety - 1
Recovered Stolen
Vehicle - 1
Restraining Order
Violation - 1
Suspicious - 15
Traffc Crime/Hit &
Run - 2
Traffc/Roads All - 8
UEMV - 1
Warrant - 2
Call Type – Total Calls
Jacksonville Review Page 18 October 2013
From: Concerned Citizens in the
Bigham Knoll Neighborhoods
Schools have historically been located
in residential neighborhoods convenient
to the families using them – thus we
fnd Jacksonville Elementary and the old
Cascade Christian schools surrounded by
homes and families.
It is commendable that Mel and Brooke
Ashland came into our community,
purchased the old brick schoolhouse,
refurbished it and re-purposed it for their
international businesses.
It was visionary that the Ashlands saw
the connection between global business
and education. In the Jacksonville Review
April 2012 edition, Mel is quoted saying:
“Brooke is a passionate educator.
She is a visionary. She calls Bigham
Knoll her “God Project,” and feels she
was called to the property to bring
programs to children to help them
succeed in a globally-oriented world.
The frst business license we obtained
for the Campus was for the preschool,
which now occupies its own building.”
The “Litle Pioneers School House and
Bigham Knoll Enrichment Center” ofered
a “Lango” Language center, after-school
enrichment programs, music and art.
What happened to that visionary
plan for our community? Instead of
educational and enrichment programs for
the children in our community, we have
a German restaurant, a bar, an outdoor
beer garden, a newly approved drinking
room for the “Stein Club” members, co-
purposed as an events center, an outdoor
patio for the Stein Club, “hops” growing
on the old sports feld, and now the
proposed “Campus Brewery” to be housed
in the old metal building on Hueners and
G Streets. That this unsightly building
was originally planned for demolition is a
moot, but sad, point. That the “Stein Club
Events Center” was originally approved
as a residential apartment, although also
moot, marks a major switch from the
original “vision.” Obviously, things at
Bigham Knoll change … frequently.
Governments enact land use provisions
to protect the public from uses that
might damage resources and to protect
the rights of neighboring landowners to
enjoy their own property without undue
disturbances or intrusion.
Bigham Knoll is surrounded on all
four sides by residential homes. It is
not located in a commercial area of
Jacksonville. In fact, the proposed
brewery building is less than 80 feet from
the neighboring property.
Those of us who live near Bigham Knoll
already experience daily disturbances
and intrusions from the Frau Kemmling
Restaurant and bar. The noise and
vibration disturbances include: the many
food delivery trucks, beer delivery trucks,
recycling trucks, and trash pick-up trucks
that arrive and depart continuously, often
starting before sunrise. There is also the
noise from partyers celebrating on the
outdoor patio, outdoor decks and the
outside beer garden, often accompanied
by musical instruments and loud drinking
cheers. And soon the newly approved
“Stein Club Events Center” will add even
more disturbance to our neighborhoods.
There is also noise and vibration from
the cars, trucks and motorcycles that
come and go on our residential streets
at all hours of the day and night. And
despite the added landscaping, there is
still glare and illumination from indoor
and outdoor lights from the buildings and
outdoor spaces, as well as vehicle lights
that shine into residential homes.
The Jacksonville Zoning Provisions
Performance Use Standards state that:
No use shall be permited … (that is) …
“ harmful or a public nuisance to persons
living or working in the vicinity by reason
of odor, fumes, dust, smoke, cinders, dirt,
refuse, water-carried waste, noise, vibration,
illumination, glare or unsightliness".
Proponents of the brewery tell us that
Bend and Ashland have breweries in their
downtown areas that are good for tourist
business. But Bigham Knoll is NOT in a
downtown business area.
The Caldera Brewery in Ashland was
cited as being in a residential area. In fact,
it is in Business Park, with two motels, two
service stations, a Motor Cycle Plant and
several other smaller businesses. Caldera
is “near" residential homes, and the owners
of Caldera worked with the neighbors to
plant trees, build berms and erect fences to
mitigate the impact of their Brewery. This
Business Park is located just of I- 5, so the
trafc sounds mask any noise.
But none of these eforts can mask the
odor emanating from the brewery. As one
property owner in Jacksonville stated:
My son lives next to Caldera Brewing in
Ashland. The most signifcant problem we
have experienced is the odor emited by
discharged waste water into an adjacent
water bio-swale. These odors are very
strong resembling the smell of chicken
manure and can reach a couple of blocks.”
If you want to learn more about the
negative impacts of a brewery, Google
the study “The Brewing Industry and
Environmental Challenges” by Olajire,
A.A. in the Journal of Cleaner Production
(2012). You will learn that noise, air
pollution, water pollution, chemical
exposure, fre and explosion are just some
of the potential impacts a brewery can
bring to our neighborhoods.
If you feel, as we do, that a brewery is
totally inappropriate in our Jacksonville
residential neighborhoods, please
contact the City Council and Planning
Commission members and voice your
opinion. Call or email them. And join
other concerned citizens on Wednesday,
October 9, 2013 at 6:00pm at the Old
City Hall for the Planning Commission
meeting where the request for approval
of the Brewery will be decided by the
leaders of our community.
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, October 1, 6:00pm (OCH)
PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, October 9, 6:00pm (OCH)
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, October 15, 6:00pm (OCH)
HARC HEARING OFFICER: Wednesday, October 16, 10:00am (OCH)
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Dear Concerned Citizens in the
Bigham Knoll Neighborhoods,
You are correct to point out our vision
of Bigham Knoll as a “God Project”
from the April 2012 Review article.
Our development of Bigham Knoll has
taken a lot of faith and commitment
that our investment into Jacksonville
and this property would “bear fruit”.
We would like to thank the many
neighbors who have been supportive
of this development, and we have done
our best to create a property that is truly
a community asset. Recognizing the
challenges facing many other historic
properties, we are trying to build a
sustainable model that will be a jewel
of Jacksonville for generations. Without
commerce and functional businesses,
Bigham Knoll cannot exist.
We commend you and our community
for the passion and activism directed to
what is understandably a very emotional
topic; the ongoing economic success
and subsequent preservation of the Old
School. We at Bigham Knoll face our
own challenges. However, we bring a
challenge to you; use this passion and
concern for positive change instead of
negativity and division. Volunteer with
any of the DOZENS of not-for-profts
and charities that call Bigham Knoll their
benefactor. Choose to embrace the wheel
of change and make a positive diference
in this historic City we call home.
Community is not a self-interested
endeavor but one where we all work
together for a greater cause, sense of
involvement, and mutual responsibility.
Are the changes at the Old School
going to meet everyone’s approval?
Never. But you will be hard pressed
to fnd anyone that does not agree the
Campus is looking beter and is in
beter condition today than ever before.
When our children went to Jacksonville
Elementary in the 1980’s, a favorite after
school adventure was to the Old School
to inspect the diferent insects, bats or
moss growing inside the building. My
how times have changed!
We are proud of the improvements
we have brought to the Campus. We
restored one of Jacksonville’s historic
gems to mint condition (if you have
not yet been here, we encourage you to
come take a tour). We have increased
agriculture in a world of rapidly
decreasing open spaces. We have opened
the buildings to the public for weddings,
charity functions, Church sponsored
events, aerobics, reunions, and yes, even
quarterly Stein Club gatherings. We
have resurrected community traditions
through festivals that breathe life and
prosperity into a city dependent on
economic stimulus from the surrounding
communities. These are changes we will
gladly stand behind.
Yet all change is met with opposition.
We appreciate you bringing your
concerns about the changes at Bigham
Knoll to our atention. We atempt
transparency in all our property
improvements, and ask for patience
when some of your concerns are not
addressed as quickly as you wish. After
all, this is a big project and we are just a
local family trying to wade through all
the government red tape.
As you have noted, the Litle Pioneers
School House has shut down. We were
disappointed that we had to close
the Pre-School on the Bigham Knoll
Campus, but I relocated the School
less than 2 miles away. However, let’s
just focus on today’s concern: The
Brewery. The Schoolhaus Brewhaus
was conceived as a brewpub to be
located in the music building with an
adjacent Biergarten. In 2008, market
factors required us to make an economic
decision to temporarily abandon the
“brew” component and move the dining
into the by then structurally sound Old
School basement. This was an innocent
enough decision that has unfortunately
fueled a host of opposition ever since,
primarily due to a change in city
Brewing and Brewpubs have played a
large role in Jacksonville’s history. The
challenge for this usage is to mitigate
the impacts of such an operation on the
bordering neighbors. Let’s focus on the
potential negative impacts.
Trafc: Huener’s Lane is the main
ingress for Jacksonville Elementary and
surrounding subdivisions. Parents and
care providers drop of and collect over
440 students. Add in 50 staf and 13
school buses, and you have a “rush hour”
in the morning and again at dismissal!
Rarely also mentioned is that Cascade
Christian used to have over 275 teenagers
(and school staf) commuting to this
property daily and frequently for after-
school functions. The negative impact
created by a “nano brewery” bordering
Huener’s Lane, with one (1!) employee is
Aroma: Unlike the referenced Caldera
Brewing, all of our processing will take
place inside. There will be no exterior
“bio-swale”. In a recent Staf Report to
the Planning Commission, regarding the
Brewery application, the City Planner
wrote “Staf assumes that no additional
fumes, dust, smoke, cinders or dirt
refuse will be generated by the proposed
use”. We whole-heartedly agree!
Illumination: No windows of the
proposed brewery face any street or
Working with the City, we have
added numerous berms, fences, and
landscaping to mitigate the impact of the
businesses operating at Bigham Knoll.
We have treated this property as a public
asset, even though it is privately held.
Rest assured we will do the same in
regard to the brewery.
Thank you for your dialogue. Our
commitment is to continue being good
stewards of this property and promise
a good faith efort to mitigate impacts
caused by its usage on the surrounding
Mel and Brooke Ashland
Bigham Knoll, LLC
Jacksonville Review - Letters to the Editor
Proposed "Campus Brewery" on Hueners Lane
JacksonvilleReview.com Page 19 October 2013 Page 19
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✹Sundays to October 13: J'VILLE FARMERS
MARKET. Courthouse Grounds. The last day of the
farmer's market is Sunday, October 13th.
✹Weekends, October 12-26, 10:00am-5:00pm, FALL
White's Country Farm. See ad on page 6.
✹Through October, GABRIEL LIPPER
"UNDERDRESSED," Elan Gallery.
✹Thursday, October 3, 6:00pm: LADIES NIGHT
Garden Store. See Blue Door ad page 24.
✹Saturday, October 5, 9:00am-Noon: CEMETERY
CLEAN-UP DAY, Jacksonville Historic Cemetery.
See article on page 6.
✹Saturday, October 5, 9:00am-Noon: ARTHRITIS
WALK, Bear Creek Park, Medford. Join "Team
Jacksonville." See article on page 7.
✹Thursday, October 10, 8:30am: CHAMBER
MONTHLY MEETING, second Thursday each
month, Old City Hall. See "Chamber Chat" on page 10.
✹Thursday, October 10, 5:30-7:00pm: FIRE
DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE. See article on page 17.
✹Friday & Saturday, October 11 & 12, 4:00pm-7:30pm:
MEET THE PIONEERS, Jacksonville Historic
Cemetery. See article on page 5.
✹Saturday, October 12, 10:00am-2:00pm: PUBLIC
ARCHEOLOGY DAY, Chinese Quarter Site, corner
of Main and Oregon Streets. See article on page 4.
✹Saturday & Sunday, October 12 & 13, 11:00am-4:00pm:
See article on page 15 and ad this page.
✹Friday, October 18, 6:30pm: MOVIE NIGHT AT
OLD CITY HALL, Sequoia & Batle of Rogue
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✹Friday-Sunday, October 18-20, 7:00-9:00pm: POLLY
See article on page 15 and ad this page.
✹Thursday, October 24th, 3:00pm & 6:00pm: LONG
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✹Saturday, October 26th, Noon-2:00pm: TRICK OR
✹Thursday, October 31, 5:30-8:30pm: 20TH-ANNUAL
HARVEST FESTIVAL, First Presbyterian Church.
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October 4 - 27: “Out of the Mainstream”
Art Presence Art Center
Thirty-seven artists from the Rogue
Valley and Grants Pass accepted our
invitation to participate in an exhibit of
unexpected, provocative, exciting,
stimulating pieces of art.  Art on
display will include watercolor, oil,
acrylic, photography, and ceramics in
both two and three dimensions. Meet
the artists and ask about their work at
a reception on Saturday, October 5
from 12 to 4pm. Enjoy refreshments as
well as live music by our guest
musician Martin Ball of Ashland.
See More Art Presence at:
Jacksonville Library:
Naversen Room, Now through Oct 16:
Oil paintings by Art Presence member Linda Elesiya
Evans. Next artist TBD.
" Front Entrance Display Case, Now - Nov 13:
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Now - Oct 16: Photography by Tom Glassman.
Oct 16 - Jan 15: Watercolor paintings by Anne Brooke.
Art Presence is a nonprofit organization. The Art Presence
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from 11am-4pm. We are located at 206 N. Fifth Street, on
the grounds of Jacksonville’s historic courthouse.
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After the rave reviews we received
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artists said it was our best ever!—
we decided to ask this highly
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exhibition. Originally from
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Talk to Christian Today!
’ve noticed that columns in the
Review have become engagingly
pithy and more personal. This is a
very good thing especially considering
the culture of air-brushed social
networking profles in which we now
have to compete. In plain words, a
thousand friends on
Facebook does not mean
she’s popular, a thousand
likes on Facebook does
not mean he’s successful
and a happy-looking
profle on Facebook does
not mean they’re happy.
Geting a sincere
glimpse under the hood
of another’s life really
sells today and people
have an amazing capacity to discern what
is real and what isn’t. It’s comforting
and reassuring to know were not alone
in our struggles and disappointments.
We’re continually bombarded with well-
executed corporate messaging telling us
what we’re not and will never be without
the product being pushed. No wonder
our teens feel so disenfranchised. We need
more testimony that it’s perfectly fne to
be imperfect.
Maybe this is why women gather
for tea and cookies to share a litle
(often more than a litle) about what’s
happening in their lives. Men will do the
same under a diferent pretext on the
golf course over a cigar and a cold beer.
Gentlemen, by the way, if you think the
ladies are not talking about you, have
another cigar and enjoy the short-lived
albeit sweet bliss of ignorance. Certainly
not all the conversation is about how
great the kids are doing and how all
the bills are paid. Let’s face it, we’re all
walking-wounded to some extent and it
helps to know we’re not alone and adrift
on the stormy sea of humanity. There is
a reason why Dr. Phil sells prime-time.
Candidly, this is one of the reasons I
agreed to write this column. Keep it real.
A small town provides lots of material
for humbling copy, especially twenty-
plus years of real life like the time old
Don Wendt the former publisher of the
Jacksonville Nugget (now since passed)
walked by our shop closed for the day’s
business on his way to a city council
meeting. Don looked in the window only
to see Mary hurling bags of cofee at me
in response to something insensitive
spoken at the wrong
moment. I had just
spent the evening
roasting hundreds of
pounds of cofee to
deliver the next day
and was desperately
atempting to catch
the cofee fast-balls so
they did not explode
hiting the foor and
ruin a day’s work.
I knew what I said was untimely and
foolish by the sheer velocity the bags
were coming at me. I recall ofering up a
rapid staccato of too-late apologies laced
with silent but urgent prayers the bags
would endure the pitching exhibition. My
prety wife does not throw like a girl so
it was nothing short of a miracle not one
bag of cofee was lost! Don hurried down
to the local watering hole to announce
that Mary was throwing cofee bags at
Michael and invited everyone to come
and see for themselves! Now that’s old-
school small town, up close and personal.
In case you’re wondering, my wife gave
me permission to write this although the
story’s been grinding in the rumor mill
for decades.
So here’s to imperfect people in
imperfect relationships working
imperfect jobs loving imperfect kids
while imperfectly navigating this crazy,
imperfect world. Here is to us and all
our faults and faws which are actually
the messy connecting threads on the
backside of the beautiful tapestry of life.
May we all grasp that a life well-lived is
never to the standard of another’s social
profle, but rather measured by a simpler
metric—which is, what we do with what
we’re given—what is forgiven—and how
much those around us beneft.
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October Movie Night at Old City Hall
a Double Feature!
There are two flms scheduled
for October 18th at 6:30pm at Old
City Hall. The frst is SEQUOIA,
a warm-hearted look at one girl’s
atempt to raise two natural
enemies together… a mountain
lion and a deer. Unlike Disney’s
cartoon Bambi, the animals are
real and the people are real. The
flm might also be described as
an early look at safeguarding
the animal wildlife populations.
It is so good, the New York
Times critic wrote, “Sequoia is a
remarkable photoplay of wild
life in the California mountains.
In technical achievement, in
photographic beauty and in the poetry
of pure emotion, this drama of a strange
friendship is a phenomenal photoplay.
But the flm possesses genuine artistic
distinction and it encompasses an
emotional cycle that is more profoundly
touching than most human make-
believe.” I can only add, you will see
things you never thought possible.
The second feature is BATTLE OF
ROGUE RIVER, starring a very handsome
George Montgomery. Martha Hyer plays
an army ofcer’s daughter. It covers the
Indian wars in the Rogue Valley when
the frst setlers arrived. Caution, any
resemblance to real events was never
intended. So… sit back and enjoy a well-
made “B” western as only Hollywood
could produce. This is our frst George
Montgomery flm and I think you’ll see
why he was a favorite with the ladies.
George was another close friend and I’ll
have a few words about him.
Mayor Paul Becker
Jacksonville Review Page 24 October 2013
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ast summer,
I wrote about
Rick and
Michelle Moir's
garden—they had
decided to sterilize
their garden
soil and take a year of from vegetable
gardening— here’s a follow-up!
The Moir’s have a large 1.5-acre yard.
A huge portion of it used for their
“country family
environment.” Rick,
a Master Gardener,
loves to till the soil
and grow while
Michelle loves to
harvest everything
for freezer jams
and mountains of
frozen treasures for
the winter months.
What I found
interesting last
year is that they’d
decided to kill a
large portion of the
veggie garden since
it had become laden
with bugs and weeds.
The fenced garden has an
herb section in the center,
surrounded by a major
harvest area, (primarily
Rick’s portion) and another
set of beds along the outside
packed with sunfowers
and berries. To recover their
once-healthy soil, they
covered the entire area
last June with huge plastic
sheets, weighed-down with rocks.
For sterilizing the ground, they took
advantage of solar heat for 7-10
days when the temperatures were
100+ degrees. As it turned-out, they
actually left it on for a full month
in order to beneft from all the 100+
degree days. Once the plastic was
removed, Rick let the soil rest until
February. Then, they tested the
soil, added their own compost, did
another test, added nitrogen, and
then tilled the entire area and let it
sit again. Planting resumed in late
May, this year.
This year, a change they made to their
normal planting habits was using far
more seed plantings—Michelle’s only
regret. The gardeners say they were not
happy with the yield from the seeded
areas and blame the seeds. Even in some
of the non-sterilized areas, seeds for
fowers did not do well for them. Michelle
will use seeds again but says she’s going
to use a beter seed line next time. Michelle
says she was amazed that they had no
bugs or insects this year—absolutely no
earwigs—and credits soil sterilization for
the result. For Rick, the huge decrease in
invasive weeds was another successful
part of the soil experiment.
A change in the Moir garden this year is
the addition of four, large, raised planting
beds. Michelle had always
wanted raised beds, but admited
that her plan never materialized
because of Rick’s love of tilling
soil! One of the benefts of the
“rest year” was that Rick realized
how much more time Michelle
had with a year of no weeding!
The ergonomically-designed
boxes got new soil and their own
compost. They’re both so pleased
with the boxes that another box
is going-in this fall, dedicated
to growing strawberries! Three
varieties of tomatoes, beans,
letuce, herbs, onions, cucumbers,
peppers, potatoes and carrots,
went into the boxes, leaving
the main
area for
corn and
the box
yield was
hoped-for, the
boxes were a
wonderful addition
and produced
enough for
Michelle to make
her roasted and
pureed tomato
paste, which
should be great!
After a successful
soil experiment,
Rick and Michelle's
advice to gardeners
is to “go for it”…
with zero weeds and no bugs!
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October 3rd, 6:00 pm: Ladies Night Out Miniature
Garden Party—An evening of demos on planting and
creating your own unique miniature garden. Blue Door
Garden Store has hundreds of items to choose from and
Shooting Star Nursery will have plants galore to select
from to create your masterpiece! Complimentary wine
tasting from Red Lily Vineyards and goodies will be
provided so leave the kids with Dad and come enjoy some
time being creative with friends. Registration fee-no fee
but please pre-register to reserve your spot, limited to 20.
October 5th: Fall and Winter interest plants—
Designing with conifers, evergreens and fall color.
Learn how to achieve all season interest in your garden
with our wide selection of fall and winter blooming
plants as well as scented evergreens. Registration fee-$5,
you will also receive a 10% of gift certifcate.
October 12th: Fall Pruning and Cleanup—Not sure
what to do in the garden in the fall? We will explain
what is needed and what can wait til spring. Watch
some hands-on demos and get a chance to ask questions
and enjoy the crisp fall air! Registration fee-$5, you will
also receive a 10% of gift certifcate.
October 19th: Apple tasting and Fall Celebration!—
Come join us for music, apple cider and other goodies
to celebrate the arrival of local apples and fall weather!
We will have a selection of apple, pear, and other fruit
varieties to taste and help determine which variety you
might like to try in your own yard. We will have poted
apple trees for sale or you can put in an order for a bare
root fruit tree in the spring. Cofee from Stim Cofee
of Jacksonville will be available as well as local baked
goods and produce.
Please pre-register for classes at www. roguevalleynursery.
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Fall 2013 Class schedule
Meet Your Farmer – Shooting Star Nursery
by Linda Davis
Shooting Star
Nursery is situated
on 10 acres of land in
Central Point, a scenic
10-minute drive from
downtown Jacksonville.
The nursery caters
to several markets:
wholesale, retail, and
design and consultation.
Nursery owners,
Scot and Christie
Mackison, bought
their land in 2005 after
moving from Portland.
Christie graduated with
a degree in architecture
but, after working for an architectural frm in Portland,
decided that she would rather “get her hands dirty” and
work with plants. She grew up with plants watching
her Dad who is a landscape contractor. Christie worked
at several Portland nurseries to learn about plants and
horticulture, and shortly thereafter started a landscape
design and maintenance business. Scot and Christie met
and married in Portland. Scot, also an architect, continued
working as an architect for several years after they created
Shooting Star
Nursery. The
couple has two
children, Esme and
Oliver, and Ruby,
the nursery dog.
The Mackisons
lived on the
property in a trailer
for three years
before building a fully sustainable straw bale house with
solar panels. They enjoy living on their land, close to the
nursery. In the summer, they do not use air conditioning
because the straw bale walls keep their house cool during
the day. They have a personal garden, and purchase much
of their food from local farmers, markets, and Co-ops.
Over the past 8 years, the 10 acres has changed
signifcantly. The Mackisons gradually flled it with a
wide range of nursery stock from native plants, small
trees, dwarf and compact conifers, fruiting trees and
plants, ornamental grasses, to their specialty-drought
tolerant and deer-resistant plants. Their deer-resistant
plant list, which can be found on the nursery website
www.roguevalleynursery.com, is quite comprehensive and
pertinent to the
Rogue Valley. The
list divides plants
into categories
(for example,
perennials) and
rates then as “very
“usually deer-
resistant,” and
“possibly deer-resistant” depending on the local deer
population. For those of us that live in the Rogue Valley,
this is very helpful information! Deer me.
Christie is continually searching for plant varieties
that do well in our area. Shooting Star Nursery is
located in a cool zone of the Rogue Valley, so if plants
can survive at the nursery, they stand a good chance of
survival in your garden.
Scot and Christie specialize in helping customers design
and refresh their landscapes, whether small garden areas
or larger landscaping eforts. Feel free to bring in drawings,
photographs and measurements: the staf will help you
select plants for your landscaping. Or you can fll out the
Design Questionnaire on the website. If you use Shooting
Star design services, you receive 10% of on all the plants
used in the design. The nursery has two landscape designers,
Christie and Bonni, on staf. Other employees include Eric, a
third generation plant geek, and Erik, a trained horticulturist
who is also a plant grower and propagator.
Christie and Scot want to help their customers learn
more about plants. They conduct seasonal classes at the
nursery (see schedule below). To register, go to the nursery
website www.roguevalleynursery.com, visit the nursery at
3223 Taylor Road in Central Point, or call 541-840-6453.
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Olive Oil 101: About "Cold Pressed"
by Lara Knackstedt, Rogue Olive Oil
n conversations with
friends and family, I have
noticed a litle confusion
over the wording “cold pressed”
often seen on oil labels. Friends
proudly tell me they only buy
cold pressed—personally, I don’t
actually look for cold pressed on
the label when shopping for olive
oils. It does sound appealing, but
it is more of marketing term than
a clear indicator of processing
technique, quality and
The term “pressed”
comes from the old style
of making olive oil that did, in fact, press. Ground
olive paste was pressed to separate the oil from the
paste. Most modern olive oil making has moved
away from pressing. Now olives are crushed
before being sent to a centrifuge for separation.
The modern equipment is easier to clean, more
efcient and reduces oxygenation. The process is
completely mechanical and provides an important
distinction from other oils which may be processed
with solvents or other aids. All true extra virgin oil must
be made by mechanical means from fresh olive fruit,
and it is common to see “frst pressed” or “frst cold
pressed” as well. The term centrifuge is not very atractive
for marketing, and many labels continue to use “cold
pressed” to appeal to customer expectations. I’d like to
say that all olive oils labeled as “cold pressed” extra virgin
olive oil are the real deal, but unfortunately that is not
the case. An oil can be pressed or “centrifuged,” but still
be defective due to poor fruit quality, dirty equipment,
processing error or improper storage.
As you may have guessed, excessive heat is not
desirable in making extra virgin oil. This is where the
term “cold” comes into play, but in this case, “cold”
isn’t very cold at 70-80 degrees. Crushed olive paste
is typically kneaded in malaxation tanks which are
equipped with hot water jackets that gently warm the
paste—allowing for proper oil separation. The European
Commission has regulated “cold extraction” to be < 81
degrees. The amount of heat actually used varies by
producer, fruit, quality goals and personal milling style.
All true extra
virgin oil is “cold”
processed in the
sense that it wasn’t
overheated during
“Cold pressed”
is probably not
going away
anytime soon, and
it certainly isn’t an
indicator of poor
quality. Many of
my favorite oils include cold pressed in marketing—
unfortunately, so do some of my least favorite. I look for
harvest dates, quality seals, origin, stats, dark botles,
interesting olive varietals, and people I know who care
about olive oil quality. Geting to know a local grower,
producer or retailer is a great way to make sure you are
geting more than nice marketing.
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The Hidden Creek Trail lived up to its name for the
past decade or more, overgrown and mostly forgoten,
until this summer when the Medford District BLM
cleared the brush and fallen trees that obscured it.
This short loop trail was built as an interpretive trail
along a small creek on the
north slope of Anderson Bute,
south of Jacksonville. By happy
coincidence, the Hidden Creek
trailhead is directly across the
road from the Grub Gulch
trailhead that the Siskiyou Upland
Trails Association (SUTA) will be
establishing for the northern end
of the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail
this fall. SUTA plans to 'adopt'
this lovely trail and help keep it
open. In the longer term, SUTA
will work to incorporate it into
the Jack-Ash trail along the ridges
connecting Jacksonville and
Ashland. The Hidden Creek Trail
ofers a beautiful and enchanting
hike in the forest, and a chance
to visit an old-growth grove in
our backyard. The trail follows
the creek up from the trailhead, crosses, and returns
along the other side for a total distance of about a mile.
It climbs gradually for a 200-300 foot elevation gain
over a half mile, an easy to moderate hike. The northern
exposure means that the forest feels cool even on a hot
day, with lush foliage and old-growth cedars, Douglas
Firs, and Ponderosa Pines. There are Big Leaf Maples and
other understory deciduous trees and shrubs along the
creek. Our frst visit to explore the trail had our group
of hikers straining our necks to see the tops of these
huge old trees. We were curious about the size of one of
the largest cedars and tried to measure it. Three people
holding hands couldn’t reach around it, so we estimated
it’s about 20 feet in circumference. The big trees all
have fre scars, testament to their resilience and ability
to survive wildfres, and there is one
large hollowed out burned snag that
looks almost like a cave. Even at the end
of a dry summer, a trickle of water is
running in the stream, so the springtime
fows should be worth seeing, not
to mention the wildfowers. We saw
several Chickarees (Douglas Squirrels),
a chipmunk, and lots of birds. There
are remnants of the posts that held the
interpretive signs, and we hope to work
with the BLM to replace those and ofer
the interpretive materials again. This
litle gem of a trail is well worth the trip,
and may become one of your favorite
hikes—check it out this fall when the
leaves are showing their colors!
The Hidden Creek Trailhead is on
BLM Road 38-2-26 on Anderson Bute.
To get there from the Rogue Valley
side, follow Anderson Bute Road from
Grifn Creek Road 4.1 miles. Turn right onto BLM road
38-2-26 and continue 3.2 miles to the trailhead on your
left. From the Applegate Valley side, take Armstrong-
Deming Road near the 9 mile mark on Sterling Creek
Road. Turn left at the frst ‘Y’ and go 7 miles, turning
hard left onto BLM Road 38-2-26; continue 2.7 miles
to the trailhead. A small marker at the trail entrance is
across from BLM Road 39-2-3.
For more information about upcoming SUTA activities and
events, please visit www.sutaoregon.org.
Hidden Creek Trail on Anderson Butte Reopened
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Making Your House Your Home
by Carmen Whitlock, Eléglance Home Decor
all is in the air and the leaves are
changing colors. Should our decor
follow suit? And if so, how? Will it
be expensive and time consuming? Where
do you start? Here are some tips!
Fall is really the most colorful season
with a wide array of warm and inviting
colors found outdoors with deep reds
on tomatoes, beautiful golden yellows
and oranges on tree leaves and ripening
pumpkins. And deep purples will be
found in our abundant vineyards. How
do we incorporate this wonderful feel
into our homes?
I suggest starting with things that can
easily be stored away such as towels,
tablecloths, pillows, candles and throws.
Change them out with rich, warm,
luxurious textured items for the fall
and winter months. If you are like most
people, you burn candles more often on
the shorter days of fall and winter. Even
the batery-operated candles provide a
warm feeling and glow when it’s dark
and cold outside. You can also store
away the table centerpiece and door
wreath that have served you well for the
spring and summer months and display
something in warmer-colored tones for
a change in its place. If you don’t have
the space to store away too many items
for rotation, choose one area that can
be your seasonal area. It might be an
entry table, maybe a counter in the guest
bathroom, possibly the freplace mantle
or just a wreath on your front door.
For a tabletop or mantle area, start with
a botom layer of greenery, grapevine,
feathers or fabric. Add a second layer,
possibly another fabric with a texture or
patern or a beaded garland and then add
something dimensional such as acorns,
leaves, or colored gemstones. Now add
some height and interest such as candle
holders, vases, statuary or cornstalks. Use
soft-sculptured items such as warm and
fuzzy squirrels, deer or owls in varying
sizes or sparkly pumpkins and gourds.
Where you place and how high you place
an item is dependent on your overhead
lighting, the height of your ceiling and
the scale of other items in the space.
Some people feel more comfortable with
a centered focus display with equal sides
for balance and symmetry. Others opt
for an asymmetrical look with one side
being taller than the other, with diferent
but complimentary items to maintain a
consistent feel with colors and textures.
For a pop of interest, add some colorful
candles, a beautiful ribbon woven in and
out of your layers, some dried, fresh or
silk fowers and voila—you have created
a seasonal area of interest and appeal.
With cooler months ahead and as
temperatures drop, we can easily warm
things up in our homes with these
design ideas, making our homes an
inviting, wonderful, comfortable place.
This fall season, enjoy your home and
family and have fun “making your
house your home.”
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Home Decor located at 110 N. Fifth Street,
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Seasons Change and So Do We
Trail Talk
by Tony Hess and Bob Budesa
uring the updating of the
General Management Plan
a year ago, it was deemed
necessary to implement an annual action
plan, designed to identify and prioritize
projects for the upcoming year.
Each autumn, the Jacksonville
Woodlands Association will assemble a
list of projects garnered from any and all
users of the woodlands, following which
a prioritization will take place. Of course,
the list can’t be so long that it can’t be
accomplished in that years’ time, so some
projects will undoubtedly be postponed.
The time for compiling those projects
is upon us, and as such, we’re asking
you, the trail users, if you have any ideas
for improvements or projects that you
would see benefting the woodlands.
These projects can be anything from
adding more decomposed granite
to certain trails, removing trails, or
reducing hazardous fuels. No project is
too big or too small at this juncture.
If you have a project or idea you’d like
to see implemented, we’d really like to
hear about it. Write down your suggestion
or idea, along with some ideas regarding
implementation, funding, etc, and send them
to jwaplan@gmail.com no later than October
30. Our trails commitee will review and
prepare a fnal list to be submited to our
Governing Board for review and approval.
This is just one way you can help improve
the woodlands. Another way to help and
become involved which entails no lists,
emails, or correspondence of any kind, is
taking it upon yourself to clean information
plaques, or pick up the occasional piece
of liter, or enlighten another hiker you
encounter who’s not adhering to the rules
of the trails (dogs of leash, for instance).
Although our trails commitee members are
active trail users, we can’t be out there all
the time. Every litle bit helps.
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Speaking of Antiquing
with Margaret Barnes, Pickety Place Antiques
ow many times have you
come across a fabulous item
in a museum or a shop and
wondered to yourself, “If this item could
talk, I wonder what stories would it tell?”
My husband and I just returned home
to Jacksonville after two grueling weeks
of clearing out his mother’s estate in
Western Massachusets. It was a multi-
generational estate and the family had
lived in this 1820’s home since 1966. The
house included a three-story farmhouse
with two barns—all full of items that
dated back to great-grandparents.
We spent countless hours sorting,
cleaning and selling items. Of
course, many precious family items
were kept… but not as many as we
would have liked.
Some of the items found their
way to the famed Brimfeld sale—
we had dealers coming to the estate
sale the day before to get a peek at
what was being ofered.
On the day of the sale, the yard
and barns were full of eager buyers.
Many of the people atending
wanted to hear the stories of items from
the family’s Mountain Lakes N.J. home
and about items from the family home on
Cape Cod. It was emotional and difcult to
part with so much at once and many tears
were shed.
The best stories, though, were the ones
my husband and I heard about the people
who bought them and about where the
sale items were going after the sale.
We had two buyers heading to
Brimfeld that said they had lots of money
in their pockets and they were “here to
buy a lot if we treated them right.” One
gentleman was in his mid-70’s and knew
how to pick. He spoted several vintage
architectural windows and doors that had
been hauled up from the basement barn
that would ft his needs, along with many
other primitives and tools. He said his
sister was on her way and she too would
be spending time and money at our estate
sale. I later learned she owned an antique
store in Utah and was making her annual
buying trip. She bought many antique
dishes including a pristine Candlewick
punch bowl set, given as wedding gift in
1947 and used very litle.
Monique and her friend, Maggie,
were two neighbors whose vision and
creativity were fun and unique. Maggie
wanted to buy the oldest insulators
including the hooks that held them to the
telephone poles for a coat rack. Maggie
bought many of the old tables and was
going to refnish them and give them new
life. She was teaching her niece how to
spot good, old furniture and how to make
the pieces shine. Monique found an old
farmhouse double sink that had also been
hauled up from the basement that must
have weighed two tons… she and her
husband were in the midst of refurbishing
an old place and wanted the kitchen to
be of older, authentic items and this sink
certainly ft the bill.
Then there was Caroline and her
husband. Young and just starting out,
they wanted quality old furniture that
would last another lifetime. It was a
pleasure selling her an item I really
wanted to bring home to Jacksonville,
but couldn’t—it was an old mahogany
Chifarobe that stood in the upstairs
hallway. Beforehand, it was used in the
family home in Mountain Lakes. She
wrote me later to say she’d applied orange
oil and rubbed it with Howard’s Restore
to make it shine again.
Martha and George were the book
pickers of the group that walked away
with many volumes, some dating back
well over a hundred years, all brought
down from the atic. Martha came back
after the sale and took away many
volumes that went unsold, stating that
she was an artist and found old books
useful in her creations.
These are just a few of the stories about
the pain and joy we experienced of leting
items go. In the meantime, love your
antiques and care for them. Polish your
silver, take the stains out of the linens
and shine mirrors. Most of all, tell your
children the history of the piece, since you
never know where your items will end-up
years down the road and what stories
they can tell.
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Rogue Valley native Kyleen Brodie, 26,
has opened Elements Massage Therapy,
a new massage therapy practice located
in Jacksonville in the Brodie Dental
building. If her last
name sounds familiar,
it’s because Kyleen
is the wife of Dr.
Scot Brodie, whom
she married in July
of this year! “The
opportunity to open
my practice right here
in Jacksonville was
made possible when
Scot’s dad, Dr. Bill,
retired from dentistry
and left a large ofce space vacant that’s
perfect for my massage therapy practice.”
Kyleen adds, “I believe in a holistic
approach to health care and preventative
treatment as much as possible and wish to
maintain the same level of personal care,
professionalism and service that people
have come to expect from the entire
Brodie Dental team.”
Post-college, Kyleen served as the
Ofce Manager for Southern Oregon
Periodontics for three years before
deciding on a becoming a licensed
massage therapist. While playing on a
league volleyball team, she met Scot. The
couple started dating a year later and then
married three years later.
Scot and Kyleen are avid outdoor
enthusiasts and love being as active
as possible. “I have always loved the
outdoors and Scot and I are avid
hikers…we love to
go backpacking and
we'll take any chance
we can to head to the
She says she views
“massage as a form of
relaxation and most
importantly, as a way
to 'check in' with your
body.” Her practice
will focus on both
therapeutic massage
and relaxation treatments, but she notes
that both forms have tremendous health
benefts including decreasing blood
pressure and improving circulation.
Kyleen is excited to join the business
community and is looking forward to
building lasting relationships with her
clients. She jokes a litle about working
in the dental building suggesting, “that
those not fond of going to the dentist who
might need a litle a massage therapy
before or after, are welcome to stop into
my new ofce!”
For more information, contact Kyleen at
541-622-2093, visit her website at www.
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JacksonvilleReview.com Page 29 October 2013
Family Views
by Michelle Hensman
Pray Hard, Cry Alone, Love Deeply
like to think of
the parenting
journey like a
road trip across the
country. There are
major highways and interstates where the
majority of us traverse. We all inevitably
take a wrong turn and have to turn
around or get lost and require directions
(this is most difcult for dads—wink!).
Some parents have car trouble or even
break down in an unfamiliar/unpleasant
neighborhood; where a good, trustworthy
mechanic can be hard to fnd. More often
than not there are trafc delays where it
seems we’re just not geting anywhere. And
occasionally parents happen upon a detour;
some parents may know how to navigate
around the disruption without delay, while
others may get lost in the process.
I liken childhood disease/illness to the
detour metaphor. Nine times out of ten
you don’t expect it and therefore didn’t
plan for it. You certainly would have
avoided it if you possibly could; but
there you are, forced to alter your course
one way or another. Most of the time the
detour is short, noninvasive and geting
back on course is simple. Other times it’s
like driving from NY to LA and you just
learned the entire length of I-70 is under
construction. The GPS suggests I-40 as an
alternative; a bit out of the way but you
will still get to the fnal destination. So
you set a course to Durham, NC where
you learn that the entire length of I-40
is being repaved (your tax dollars hard
at work!). Now what do you do? Here’s
what you can’t do: you can’t go back
where you came from or give up and
setle in No Hope Town, USA .
As parents we are the pilots/navigators
of the journey; therefore those of us with
children batling disease progress through
a myriad of emotions. Sometimes we
blame ourselves for the diagnosis, feel
guilty for dismissing early symptoms,
other times we are absolutely confdent
our child will beat the disease and
occasionally anguish as we try to cope
with the possibility of our litle darling
living a life with disease…or worse.
Despite bad news or despairing statistics
we try to stay positive for everyone else,
busy ourselves by keeping up with the
latest research and investing in as much
natural supplements and treatments
that our budget allows. We work hard at
keeping our worst fears at bay for as long
as we possibly can and confronting them
only when the walls crack and only when
we’re alone.
Back to the question, what do you do?
All you can do is pray hard, cry alone,
love deeply and keep on truckin’. For the
children, coming to terms with an illness
or disease that afects them daily for an
extensive amount of time is like a roller
coaster ride across the country as opposed
to a road trip. And it can be exhilarating
and nauseating at the same time.
The best advice I can give as a parent
with a child fghting a disease is as
follows: Educate your family and close
friends whom you know love your
child on the various characteristics of
the disease; you need a good support
system. Encourage children with disease
or disabilities to go after their dreams
and instill drive, hope and ambition even
when their condition contradicts their
dreams. If necessary, when the time is
right and the veracity of their disease is
clear, guide them towards alternatives
that can be equally fulflling. Help your
child to understand aspects of their illness
that they can control and what is beyond
them. Allow them to be angry and
occasionally just listen to their concerns
without a positive, uplifting rebutal; it
can sometimes feel patronizing. Strive to
help your child to understand the world
around them through their lens and their
role in it; teach them to be the best they
can be with the talents and gifts they have
been given. Finally, keep in mind that
statistics are averages, if there are outliers
your child could be one of them.
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Grange, 3901 Upper Applegate Road,
will hold a Harvest Brunch Sunday,
October 20, from 10:00am to 1:00pm.
The menu will be similar to last year
and once again the Grange will have
a “Gratitude Table” with plant starts for
atendees. There will also be a rafe and
display of a quilt to be rafed in December.
For more information, please contact
Applegate Grange Harvest Brunch in October
The American Cancer Society recognizes the value of
Breast MRIs in the early detection of breast cancer and
recommends that women at high risk should have an
annual Breast MRI along with their annual mammogram.
Speak to your physician about this important diagnostic
exam if you have a mother, sister, or aunt who has
had breast cancer, and encourage your female family
members to do the same.
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Breast Cancer: Get Checked, Catch it Early, Live Healthy
by Melanie Dines, RN, MSN, CBCN, Breast Health/Oncology Nurse Navigator
Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center
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good time for women to
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The incidence of
breast cancer is slightly
higher in Southern
Oregon than in the rest
of the state. There were
304 women treated for breast cancer at Asante hospitals
alone in 2012. The good news is, 65 percent of them
were in the early stages when it is more successfully
treated. In fact, the fve-year survival rate at Asante is
95 percent for women diagnosed in the early stages of
cancer. For women diagnosed at stage II and later, it’s
still 85 percent, well above the national average, but the
numbers are clear: early detection means a far greater
chance of survival.
Early detection consists of yearly clinical breast exams,
yearly mammograms, and breast self-awareness. The
American Cancer Society recommends the following:
• Yearly mammograms starting at age 40 and
continuing for as long as a woman is in good health
• Clinical breast exam (CBE) about every 3 years
for women in their 20s and 30s and every year for
women 40 and over
• A regular breast self-exam starting for women in
their 20s. Women should know how their breasts
normally look and feel and report any breast change
promptly to their health care provider. Breast self-
exam is an option for women starting in their 20s.
To learn how to do a self exam, visit www.breastcancer.org
and, in the search window, enter “Five Steps to a Self
Breast Exam.”
The two largest risk factor for breast cancer are being
a woman and celebrating more birthdays. But there are
many things you can do to lower your risk.
• Limit yourself to 2-3 alcoholic drinks a week.
• Exercise and eat healthy: Studies show women who
exercise at least three times a week (more often is
beter) and eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables
every day signifcantly lower their risk of breast
cancer or having a recurrence of breast cancer.
• Maintain your body weight, or lose weight if you're
overweight. Research shows that being overweight
or obese (especially if you're past menopause)
increases your risk of geting breast cancer.
Both Asante imaging centers in Grants Pass and
Medford encourage women over 40 to schedule a
mammogram in October. If insurance or money are a
concern, the Asante Foundation has an assistance program
to help women who qualify to get a breast exam.
For more information or to schedule a mammogram, call
Asante Women’s Imaging in Grants Pass at 541-955-5446, or
Asante Imaging in Medford at 541-789-6150. See Asante ad
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f your eyes are burning,
aching, or constantly tearing,
you may have dry eyes. Over
time, visual clarity and even eye
health may be compromised if your eyes are too dry.
“Dry eye” means that your eyes do not produce enough
tears or that you produce tears which do not have the
proper chemical composition. The tears are composed
of an outer oily layer that keeps moisture from
evaporating, a middle watery layer, and an inner mucus
layer that helps the tears stick to the surface of the eye.
If these three layers are not present in the right amount,
dry eye will result.
Often, dry eye is a result of the natural aging process.
It can also be caused by blinking or eyelid problems,
medications like antihistamines, oral contraceptives
and antidepressants, a dry climate, wind and dust,
computer use, general health problems like arthritis
or Sjogren’s syndrome, and chemical or thermal burns
to your eyes. Dry eye is exacerbated by a dry indoor
environment created by air conditioners, woodstoves,
and heaters, so increasing indoor moisture with a
humidifer or tea ketle may relieve symptoms.
If you have dry eye, your symptoms may include
irritated scratchy, dry, uncomfortable or red eyes, a
burning sensation or feeling of something foreign in your
eyes, and blurred vision. Excessive dry eyes may damage
eye tissue, scar your cornea (the front covering of your
eyes) and impair vision, and make contact lens wear
If you have symptoms of dry eye, see your optometrist
for a comprehensive examination. Dry eye cannot be
cured, but your optometrist can prescribe treatment
so your eyes remain healthy and your vision is
unafected. Some treatments that your optometrist might
recommend include blinking more frequently, increasing
humidity at home or work, using artifcial tears and
using a moisturizing ointment, especially at bedtime.
Omega 3 supplements, such as fsh oil or faxseed
oil, may help improve tear quality if taken in sufcient
doses for at least a month. For some individuals, small
plugs may be inserted in the corner of the eyes to slow
tear drainage, or surgical closure of the drainage ducts
may be recommended. Alternatively, you may require
prescription eyedrops that reduce infammation to the
tissues that produce your natural tears.
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Mental Detox
Joyfull Living
by Louise Lavergne
are very
popular to help
rid the body of toxins. We recognize that
toxins can obstruct the function of organs
and cause health problems. But the one
part of our body we often overlook to
detox is our Mind. Negative thoughts and
worry are big sources of stress. Holding
on to negative thoughts is toxic and not
only causes distress but can also create
dis-ease in our body. It is one of the most
common causes of insomnia, indigestion,
and depression, to name a few.
The quality of your thoughts is
imperative to your
quality of life. Numbing
the emotions using
food, shopping, drugs
and alcohol only give
temporary distraction
and create an illusion of
clearing your mind. The
return to reality can be
brutal and set you back
deeper into a negative
pool of distress. Detoxing
the mind is an internal
job that requires time and a willingness
to learn and practice techniques to
cultivate a peaceful mind.
Our atempts at stilling the mind can
become a frustrating internal tug-of-war
that leaves us feeling discouraged with
our atempts. Our mind is, by nature,
constantly active, taking in every bit
of information that comes through our
senses—what we look at, what we hear,
what we smell and taste can all take us
closer or farther from inner peace.
Here are a few things you can do to
begin to clear your mind of negative and
toxic thoughts.
• Go to or create a serene seting away
from distractions like TV, internet, etc ...
• Don’t try to shut of the mind—It’s
not possible—Re-direct your mind,
away from negative thoughts toward
positive ones.
• Focus on your breath. By simply
slowing down the breath, your heart
rate goes down, the body becomes
calm and peace begins.
• Breathe through the left nostril by
blocking the right nostril with your
right index fnger for 1 to 3 minutes.
• Think about what you are grateful for.
• Give yourself time!! By practicing
even a short amount of time daily,
your ability to clear your mind will
become less overwhelming.
Yoga, and most specifcally JoyFull
yoga, ofers great tools to improve your
ability to relax. It can help reduce stress
at a very deep cellular level as it works
deeply on the hypothalamus gland and
the parasympathetic nervous system for
lasting results. Yoga is one of the most
powerful tools you can use to detox
physically, mentally and
emotionally. Mark Dombeck,
PH.D writes, ”Yoga is a very
efective stress reduction
and relaxation tool.… (it)
efectively produces relaxation
in much the same way that a
massage or Progressive Muscle
Relaxation (a technique used
by behavioral psychologists)
does. Yoga practice also draws
atention towards breathing,
which produces a meditative
and soothing state of mind. Yoga methods
for stress reduction and self-soothing are
generally cheaper than other professional
interventions, prety much safe, free of side
efects, and empowering in comparison to
medication alternatives.”
I invite you to a mental detox-day retreat
here in Jacksonville on Sunday, October
27th. I will take you on a transformational
journey where you can experience deep
peace and learn how to step into the driver’s
seat of your mind and live your best life
NOW. This day of silence includes, JoyFull
yoga, walking meditation, sound healing
relaxation, fresh pressed juices, organic lunch
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Sharon and Howard Johnson of
Jacksonville, are now among a select
group of professionals nationwide to
have earned the Certifed Aging-in-
Place Specialist (CAPS) designation.
The designation
identifes them
as consultants on
age-friendly living
with the skills
and knowledge
necessary to advise
homeowners on
remodeling or
modifying their
home to meet the
unique needs of
the older population, homeowners with
disabilities or their visitors.
The National Association of Home
Builders, in partnership with the AARP
and Home Innovation Research Labs,
created the CAPS program, which
includes training and education on
the technical, business management
and customer service skills essential to
compete in the fastest-growing segment
of the residential remodeling industry—
home modifcations for aging-in-place.
Age-Friendly Innovation Associates
was started by the Johnsons in January
2013 with a mission to support the
development of homes, technology,
products and services that foster the
health and well-being of older adults. This
focus includes investing in new home
construction that demonstrates the best
aging-in-place elements as recommended
by the National Association of Home
Builders, AARP and local government
senior services agencies. It also includes
information and
guidance on
independent living
and healthy aging
though blogs and
source material.
Associates is
currently working
with W.L. Moore Construction Company
in Central Point on the design and
construction of several “age friendly,”
single-story homes targeted to the needs
of older adults.
CAPS graduates include remodelers,
builders, designers, architects,
occupational therapists and others who
help homeowners remain in their homes
safely, independently and comfortably
as they age. The CAPS curriculum
incorporates market demographics,
communication techniques, marketing,
common barriers and solutions, building
codes and standards, product ideas and
resources and business management.
For additional information, contact Howard
Johnson at 541-601-4100 or visit nahb.org/
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Sister Therese Kohles Fund Benefts Local Women
by Kelly Carper Polden, Providence Marketing & Public Affairs
or six years, southern Oregonian Leslie
Smith* put her personal health on hold,
postponing her annual mammogram due
to low income and lack of health insurance. It
made her uneasy to ignore her breast health but
any income she had went toward necessary living
expenses and paying of medical bills.
“I had an accident while riding a horse last
year,” Leslie said. “Paying of those medical
bills depleted my savings and I was struggling
to get back on my feet. I knew I needed a
mammogram—my sister had cancer and is now
cancer-free—but I just could not aford it.”
During a recent appointment at Providence
Medical Group-Phoenix Family Practice, Leslie
mentioned that she needed a mammogram.
“The staf told me about the Sister Therese Kohles
Fund and encouraged me to call to see if I qualifed
for fnancial assistance,” Leslie said. “I called right
away and they sent me the paperwork. I was so happy
when I found out that I qualifed!”
Leslie made the frst appointment available at
Providence Breast Center.
“The staf was so nice and gracious,” she said. “They
were so willing to help me and had such a positive
atitude about me taking care of myself. I didn’t feel
slighted or intimidated because I was utilizing the Sister
Kohles Fund. I was made to feel important like any other
patient, no mater my circumstances. This really was
the best place for me to get a mammogram by caring,
concerned staf members. My mammogram was very
thorough, nothing was rushed and my questions and
concerns were answered.”
Leslie received the good news that her mammogram
was negative for cancer.
“I was so glad that I had the humility to ask for help,” she
said. “Any woman who needs a mammogram but has no
insurance should do what I did—for your good health.”
Since 2003, the Sister Therese Kohles Fund has
provided fnancial assistance for more than 650 southern
Oregon women. As a Sister of Providence, Sister Kohles
was actively involved in the community and helped to
raise funds for Providence health programs. The fund
was established by Providence Community Health
Foundation and is ofered through the Leila J. Eisenstein
Breast Center at Providence Medford Medical Center.
The fund provides uninsured women with:
• Screening mammograms, including technical reading
• Additional diagnostic mammograms, when needed
• Ultrasounds and follow-ups, when needed
The Sister Therese Kohles Fund is 100 percent
supported by the generosity of individuals and
businesses in southern Oregon, such as The Human
Bean. In addition, the annual Tee It Up to Batle Breast
Cancer golf tournament held at the Rogue Valley
Country Club raises money for the fund. This year’s
golf tournament raised needed funds, thanks to the
generosity of many local individuals.
For more information or to see if you qualify for
assistance, please call the Leila J. Eisenstein Breast Center
at Providence at 541-732-6101. Celebrate Breast Cancer
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In October, Jacksonville
Review contributor and
author Kate Ingram’s book,
Washing the Bones: A
Memoir of Love, Loss
and Transformation
will hit the bookstores..
I sat down with Kate
for a one-on-one talk
about her decades-long
journey of loss, grief, and
JR: Tell us about the storyline of your book…a memoir.
KI: Washing the Bones revolves around the loss of my
father when I was 8, and my husband when I was 32.
On one level, it's a story about surviving loss from the
perspectives of a litle girl and a young widow. On
another level, it’s about the importance of embracing
grief and allowing our sufering to become a catalyst for
a powerful, transformational experience.
JR: The title is unusual…where did it
come from and what does it mean?
Washing the Bones was not the
original title; I wanted something
more beautiful! But a central image in
the book concerns an ancient Greek
tradition in which human bones are
disinterred and ritually washed and
grieved over a year after the death,
before they are laid to a fnal rest. The
metaphor was so apt and powerful, and
the imagery so evocative, I had to use it.
JR: Why the buterfy?
The buterfy is an ancient, universal
symbol of transformation, and the
symbol of psyche, or soul. It’s the
quintessential image of what this book
is about: a painful and unimaginable
transformation from one sort of creature
to another. The process that the caterpillar goes through
to become a buterfy is incredible. I am caught by the
idea that this transformation happens through a painful
dissolution and death. This transformational experience
is the gift in grief. We don’t just return to our former
lives; everything changes. We are diferent, and we can
be so much more.
JR: You were widowed at a very young age. Was this
your inspiration?
It wasn’t so much being widowed young that inspired
the book as it was making meaning of my losses. I read
a number of books after my husband was killed, but the
one that really spoke to me—to the depth of my sufering
and the need to grapple with it in a meaningful way—
was C.S. Lewis’s A Grief Observed. Lewis struggled with
the deep torment of being broken open and having his
soul and his beliefs tested to the limit. His writing—
which was originally journal entries, as was mine—was
fercely honest and raw. I found myself saying, "Yes!" as I
was reading it. It supported and inspired me. I wanted to
do for others what Lewis's book did for me.
JR: You were widowed in 1996. Why did it take so long
to write the story?
I had to get a certain distance from all the events before
I could see things with greater depth and breadth. That's
the poetic answer. The truth is also that I was really tired
of all the death and the grief and depression in my life. I
lost two fathers, an uncle, grandparents, aunt, husband,
two stepbrothers and a number of friends by the time I
was 32. When I remarried in 2001, I just wanted to enjoy
my happiness. I needed to have my children and to steep
myself in love. And I did many, many years of deep,
psychological work. After my daughter was born I began
to have stirrings; something wanted
to happen, and it took me a long time
to connect the dots and to recognize
that a book wanted to be writen.
The actual writing took four years
because I was trying to write with two
preschool children at home in my mid-
forties. I was crazy tired and busy, and
the writing happened in the margins
of my days. I like to say it gestated
thirteen years and I labored four more!
JR: Your genre choice is “memoir.”
Did you consider writing Washing the
Bones as a “novel?”
A lot of people have suggested that
I make this a novel, because it reads
like one; the story is captivating
and very cinematic. There are sub-
plots and fashbacks and all sorts of
unusual twists to the tale. I could
have hidden behind it and made it a work of fction,
but that would have diluted its power and potential.
I realize it’s a risk to expose myself so fully, and that
some people may not like what I say or how I describe
my experience of them; that's the risk in writing
memoir. But the reality is that my life's work revolves
around being real and vulnerable and honest and
open. It’s important to “come out,” as it were, because
that frees others to do the same. A novel would not
have that same efect.
Washing the Bones will be available on October 15th at
www.katherineingram.com, Amazon.com in both paperback
and Kindle versions, Terra Firma in Jacksonville and
Barnes & Noble in Medford.
Catching-up with Kate… Soul Matters Columnist Publishes First Book
JacksonvilleReview.com Page 33 October 2013
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"We are stardust," sang
Joni Mitchell in her 1970
song, "Woodstock.” As it
turns out, she was more
right than she could
have known at the time.
Many of the elements
that make up our human
bodies, and the bodies
of every living thing
on Earth, have their
origins in the formation
of the universe. "These
elements were ejected
into space by the force of
the massive explosion,
where they mixed with
other mater and formed new stars, some
with planets such as Earth...the iron in
our blood and the calcium in our bones
were all forged in such stars. We are
made of stardust," says LSU physicist
Edward Zganjar.
It’s a profound concept to realize that
everything on Earth, from our backyard
oak tree to our cat’s hairball, all share
common elements that were formed in
the stars billions of years ago. Indeed,
we, our beloved pets, and everything in
the ground below and heavens above
are made of recycled materials. To quote
another line from another classic 70’s era
tune, “we have all been here before.”
OK, cool. We are all one. But what,
you might ask, does this have to do with
holistic veterinary medicine? Quite a
lot, actually. This concept supports one
of the most basic premises in natural
medical modalities, such as herbology
and homeopathy: from the plants,
animals, rocks and waters of our world,
come the medicines that can help to heal
us and our animal companions. Since
we all are made of basically the same
“stuf,” our bodies resonate similarly
with the substances of our natural world.
The very same homeopathic arnica that
you might take for your bruised arm
will work just as well for your feline’s
bruised knee. The same Chinese herb
formula that slows mast-cell tumor
growth in humans does the same for
your beagle’s mast-cell tumor.
A colleague in Canada practices holistic
veterinary medicine two days a week, and
naturopathic medicine for humans two
days—in the same clinic with the same
pharmacy of natural medicines.
Now this is not to say that ALL herbs
and supplements used with humans are
appropriate for animals, or vice versa.
Nor does this diminish the amazing, and
often life-saving power of pharmaceutical
drugs. And no doubt there are things in
the natural world that you or your pet
might “resonate” with, but not in a good
way—the same world that gives us aloe
vera and echinacea gives us scorpions and
arsenic. Overall though, modern science
validates the concept that we have more
in common with the beings that live with
and all around us than one might think.
Dr. Jefrey Judkins is the owner of
Animalkind Holistic Veterinary Clinic in
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love autumn. Cool crisp
mornings, brilliant colors
as the leaves change, the
bite of the frst frost… it’s all so
revitalizing and refreshing to
me as I watch the world around
prepare to recharge during the
long winter ahead. I even fnd
myself looking forward to the cold
days of winter. It means more time inside doing long-
neglected projects, more time cuddling under a warm
blanket reading a good book, and of course, more time
with family and good friends as the holidays draw closer.
As we watch the world around us prepare for the cold
winter months, those of us with pets must also help our
four legged friends prepare for changes encountered
during these times. Here are some things to think about:
1. With Halloween drawing close, we all should
remember that there are a few defnite no-no’s
for dogs and cats. Chocolate toxicity is the one
most people are familiar with and the darker the
chocolate, the more toxic it is (i.e. Milk chocolate is
much less toxic than unsweetened baking chocolate.)
The most common side efects seen with chocolate
ingestion are restlessness, hyperactivity, vomiting,
and perhaps diarrhea. Unfortunately, while these
clinical signs seem relatively benign, they can
advance and ultimately lead to death. Another
risky ingestion that many are not familiar with
is the consumption of any sugar-free candy/gum
that contains the sweetener xylitol. This chemical
can induce a long term hypoglycemia (low blood
sugar) that can last for 12 to 24 hours. If the animal
consumes enough, you may notice weakness,
instability, or ultimately seizures. If you catch your
dog or cat in the cookie jar or fnd them chewing
your pack of gum, it is best to call your veterinarian
immediately, or beter yet, head-in so they can
prevent unwanted side efects of toxicity.
2. Colder days are approaching and outside animals
will require adequate protection from the elements.
Animals should have covered shelter, elevated of
of the ground to keep them away from cold and
moisture. Ideally, the shelter should be heated (never
use human variety heating pads,) insulated and have
a door to keep out wind and rain. Animals that are
continuously outside should be on a premium diet
(bulk food is not adequate!) that is high in protein
and fat to supply them with the extra calories they
need. Also remember that warm car motors are
enticing to outdoor cats and they can be severely
injured or killed when caught in a fan belt. Perform
a quick check under the hood, honk your horn, or
bang forcefully on the hood before starting your car
on cold winter mornings.
3. As colder days approach, people are driven to
prep their vehicles for the winter. If you are
among the few who change antifreeze at home,
remember that this sweet-tasting liquid is
extremely tasty to animals but is also extremely
toxic. Ingestion of as litle as one-half teaspoon for
a cat and a quarter of a cup for a medium sized
dog can result in rapid onset of irreversible kidney
failure and ultimately death. Please make steps
to dispose of antifreeze appropriately and never
leave exposed containers where animals have
access. If you suspect your animal has consumed
antifreeze, act quickly and get your pet to the
veterinarian immediately.
Obviously, there are many things to consider when
taking care of pets during the fall and winter months. If
you have questions or concerns, never hesitate to call your
veterinarian to inquire. Using yourself as a guideline can
help you protect your pets… if it feels chilly to you, it is
likely it is cold for your animals. Now, setle-in with a
warm cup of cocoa and watch the leaves fall!
y feline housemate,
Marty and I
overheard our
parents talking about an
article Dad was writing about
prepping for a big earthquake
and we asked him to write
something for all the Jacksonville pets, too.
When it comes to preparing, we pets are like people.
We need ID and should be wearing collars with up-to-
date identifcation that’s visible at all times…Marty and
I got micro-chipped and hope your pets are, too. Good
ID increases the chances of us all being reunited if we
get separated—put your cell phone numbers on our tags
and a number of a friend in case you had to evacuate the
house and leave us behind.
Stocking-up on supplies to shelter in-place, (likely
in case of a big earthquake) is smart…we all need food
supplies, meds and other stuf…just like you do. In case
we all need to evacuate, have a go-kit ready with our
stuf in it that can be carried easily.
You’ll want to store food and water for each of us to last
at least fve days—but if a big one hits, best to have enough
food for a few months…and we need water like you.
Our pet meds and medical records need to be stored
in a waterproof container…with a pet frst aid kit. You
should scan our records and send a copy to yourself on
that email thing you use all the time. Oh, and stock some
extra garbage bags to collect our waste, just in case we
are together a long time. In case we have to leave home,
we need our sturdiest leashes, harnesses, and carriers to
transport us safely and ensure we can't escape. Like your
human kids, keep current photos of us and descriptions
of us in case we become separated so you can prove we
are your family.
Thanks for reading… Marty and I will be reporting
more on this important subject soon!
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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Forge New Partnership
by Della Merrill, Program Manager
Sanctuary One at Double Oak Farm
anctuary One’s new collaboration
with Ruch Elementary School
just goes to show you that things
happen when the time is right. Sanctuary
One contacted the school in 2010 in hopes
of generating some interest in working
together. Nothing happened until the
winter of 2012 when Cindy
McDonald, Ruch Elementary
School teacher, contacted us
suggesting we partner. We were
ready and so were they.
The partnership evolved because
of the school’s commitment
to provide their students with
opportunities in place-based
education. This approach forges
strong ties between local, social
and environmental organizations
incorporating several goals; helping
to improve quality of life and
economic vitality, emphasizing learning
through participation while integrating
core curriculum areas such as math, science
and language arts. And the bonus is this
approach has shown to re-energize teachers!
“I feel that Sanctuary One ofers
students the opportunity to be connected
with the land and their community,”
says Cindy McDonald. “As we carry
on, we want to
strengthen students'
understandings of
their potential to
make an intentional,
In January, two
groups of 7th and
8th grade students
began volunteering
every week. They
participated in
all aspects of the farm; walking and
socializing dogs, hanging out with farm
animals, mucking the pastures, bucking
hay and helping tend the gardens.
By all accounts, our frst year of
partnering was a success. “Almost
universally, reactions were enthusiastic.
I don't think a student ever came back
complaining about the more hum-
drum aspects of what they were doing,”
McDonald continued. “When they reported
that they'd mucked the pasture and I'd
ask how that was, I often got a shrug and
comments like, ‘It felt good to work today’
or ‘hey...it's a farm. It needs to get done.’”
Success showed up in diferent ways,
as well. McDonald noticed that a few
students who volunteered seemed
more willing to participate at school in
ways they hadn’t before. “Some began
volunteering more in work parties at
school centering on our community
garden. Some took an elective course in
compost science.”
Of course, not only did students gain
lots of cool experience but the people,
animals and the earth at Sanctuary
One also gained. For staf and interns
it was particularly useful and fun to
see the same familiar faces showing up
every week to help. The animals gained
confdence also, as they grew to recognize
and trust the young humans who visited
and helped care for
them. And of course, we
made great gains in the
garden as once again,
we learned that many
hands make big jobs very
So what does this
new school year have
in store? “In order
for the program to be
successful, we're going
to need a few volunteers
who are willing to stay with a group
of enthusiastic middle-schoolers for an
afternoon,” says McDonald.
“I see this partnership working at its
fnest when we have people who can
help students evaluate their progress
toward learning goals,” says McDonald.
Likewise, we at Sanctuary One would like
to see this program grow and deepen.
Our mission of providing an opportunity
where people, animals and the earth come
together for mutual healing ofers the
perfect combination for young people to
come together and put their education to
work in real and meaningful ways.
For more information please contact
Sanctuary One at 541-899-8627.
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o you feel
it? Do
you see
it? Something
is diferent! The Rogue Valley has a
deafening low-level buzz rising in the
air. It's an energy that wasn't here before:
our Valley is coming back alive again. Big
Corporations have taken notice—from
Trader Joes to REI who opened their doors
in the same month at the same plaza. I
watch in amazement at the infux of new
businesses and additional locations of
existing businesses multiplying in our
Valley. What do they know? What growth
studies are they privy to? Listen closely,
do you hear it? Are we the newest up-and-
coming place to live?
We've spent the last decade or so in
the worst recession/depression since
the 1920s. Being in real estate, I've had
a front row seat. I've seen the tragedy of
families losing their businesses, homes,
and their hope. I had the privilege of
helping many of them navigate through
what seemed like impossible times. But
now, things are changing.
We saw the frst signs of this in
real estate when home prices began
increasing and buyers began focking
back to the market, driven by still low
prices and low interest rates. Then we
saw new construction starting up. What
were once abandoned subdivisions
are now fresh neighborhoods buzzing
with big trucks, contractors, and homes
popping-up overnight. From Ashland
to Eagle Point, Medford to Jacksonville,
there is movement and activity
everywhere. When you're driving
around, try to count the number of new
buildings, new wineries, new breweries,
new restaurants, big-name national
retailers with storefronts in our valley,
local businesses who are thriving like
never before. Try driving 5 miles without
seeing a logging truck on the road! We
even have a couple of proper sports
teams to call our own now. Somehow,
when we weren't looking, our Valley not
only rose out of its depression, but it's
still rising and thriving.
Local Businesses Thriving!—Harry &
David has come back from bankruptcy
to post a $13 million proft for its fscal
year ending June 29th. Lithia Motors
passed the $1 billion mark in revenue
during a single quarter and is seeing
a 31.3% jump in proft over last year.
Boise Cascade reopened their White
City plant and Brammo Electric Motor
Cycles just purchased the empty Wal-
Mart building in Talent to house their
new assembly line. Rogue Credit Union
purchased Chetco Credit Union on
the Oregon Coast and Umpqua Bank
purchased Sterling Bank. Peoples Bank
has just completed construction of a
multi-story building of Barnet. Erickson
Air Crane has purchased two other
helicopter companies, Evergreen and
Brazilian Aerial. Rising Sun Farms was
listed in Fortune Magazine as one of the
5,000 fastest growing US companies.
Amy's Kitchen is planning a $19 million
expansion in White City which could
push its workforce to 800 employees by
the end of the year.
National Retailers & Restaurants—
Walgreens has announced their third
new store to be built in Central Point.
Wal-Mart has opened its third new Super
Center in the Valley. REI, Petco and the
long-awaited Trader Joe's (thank you!),
Auto Zone and Verizon Store, (including
that Time Square worthy billboard by the
Rogue Valley Mall) have all arrived and
setled in our valley. Natural Grocers of
Colorado opened a store of North Pacifc
Highway and the Texas Steakhouse
Restaurant has opened of Hwy 62. The
valley also has a new Starbucks, Pita Pit,
and our very frst Chipotle Mexican Grill.
So what do all these big time national
retailers know that we don't?
Sports & Entertainment—The historic
Holly Theater tours begin this month that
will raise capital to complete the interior
remodel of this 1200 seat grand theater,
Mt Ashland is expanding their ski park
and the Medford Rogues seem to have
come out of nowhere to give us a great
baseball team with a winning season
at Harry & David Field. The Southern
Oregon Spartans are playing ice hockey in
front of sold-out crowds... yes ice hockey
in the Rogue Valley as well as Go Kart
Hero where we can drive up to 50 mph!
Hotels—Ashland is about to see the
construction of a new boutique hotel,
“The Vine” on Lithia Way. Lithia Springs
Resort in Ashland is being renovated
and Windmill Inn in Ashland newly
purchased is also going through a
renovation. The Red Lion in Medford
was purchased and will follow suit with
the facelift, as well as a new name “Inn at
the Commons.”
Building/Investment—Lithia's new
multi-story corporate ofces of Riverside
are now complete but construction
continues on “The Commons’” parks
that surround it. Southern Oregon
University's massive dormitory complex
just opened in Ashland. The “One West
Main” construction project is underway,
four stories, retail shops on the ground
foor and housing corporate headquarters
for three local companies. The Federal
Building in downtown Medford was
demolished only to make way for a
Jackson County Health building high-
rise and parking lot. A residential/
commercial complex is breaking ground
on Lithia Way and there is a buzz around
a proposed 25 unit housing complex to be
built above the parking lot on Central and
10th across from the Medford Library.
Wineries & Beer—We're all enjoying a
wave of new wineries such as DANCIN,
Kriselle Cellars, 2 Hawk, and Red Lily.
The newest kid on the block, Bella Fiore
Winery, is something straight out of
Napa and is the most ornate production
facility with 20,000 square feet, 3 stories
of beautiful Italian-style construction,
complete with a ballroom. In addition,
there is a 19,000 square feet Chateau
with slate roof and turrets that may be
reserved for special occasions. It's not just
the wineries that are bringing a claim to
fame to our valley, beer fans are delighted
at the opening of Caldera's new industrial
cool brew house in Ashland, which was
named in September's Sunset Magazine
as the new “it” place to hang-out in
Southern Oregon.
Forgive me for everything I left out, but
I'm just one person and this is just a list
of what has caught my eye. So next time
you're stuck behind that slow-moving
logging truck, just smile and be grateful
for this low level buzz.
Low-Level Buzz
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Bob Draga
Blue Street Jazz Band
Blue Renditions
Cornet Chop Suey
Dave Bennett &
The Memphis Boys
Gator Beat
Glen Crytzer
& his Syncopators
High Sierra Jazz Band
High Street Band
Lena Prima Band
The Midiri Bros
Oregon Coast Lab Band
Southern Oregon Jazz Orchestra
Tom Rigney and Flambeau
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Please contact Jerrine Rowley at 541-702-2223 or
Faye Haynes at 541-324-1298 if you have any questions or wish to
become involved with the Food Project in Jacksonville!
One of Oregon’s best ideas is about
to celebrate a super milestone: the
Neighborhood Food Project will hit the one
million pound mark this December—one
million pounds of food
collected by volunteers
in Jackson County since
January 2009.
“It’s because of folks
like you readers that we
are about to reach the
million pound mark,”
says Faye Haynes,
District Co-Coordinator
for Jacksonville along
with Jerrine Rowley.
First conceived in
Ashland by John Javna
and Paul Giancarlo,
the Neighborhood
Food Project now
includes Medford
(including Jacksonville
and Central Point), Phoenix, Eagle Point,
Talent and Ashland – and has spread to
Roseburg, SE Portland, and Cotage Grove.
Neighborhood Food Projects are also in
California, Alabama, Washington, Kentucky,
Massachusets, Vermont and Florida.
Even though we’re reaching that
milestone, we will continue to need more
food. That million pounds is what we’ve
collected and given out, not what we
have siting in our food pantries. "Oregon
ranks #4 in the U.S. for food insecurity
among children,” says Javna. “The
Neighborhood Food Project appeals to the
best in people and proves that they really
will help each other in a big way if you
just make it easy enough to do.”
The Food Project process is indeed
simple and donor-friendly: donors receive
a green Neighborhood Food Project bag
when they sign up, then have two months
to fll their bag by buying
one extra thing every
time they go to the
grocery store. Then every
two months, they set the
bag out on their front
porch and it is picked
up by a Neighborhood
Coordinator. A new,
empty bag is left on the
porch to fll up for the
next pickup date two
months later. That’s only
six pickup dates per year
and reminder notices
are even provided. How
easy is that?
“Donors are always
welcome,” says Haynes,
“and we always need more people to be
Neighborhood Coordinators and/or create
a Food Project Neighborhood. It’s fun and
a great project for families, giving kids the
experiential knowledge of a whole lot of
values—community service, compassion,
teamwork, and volunteering.”
The next Food Project pickup in
Jacksonville is October 12. To get your
green bag and become a donor, or become a
Neighborhood Coordinator in Jacksonville,
phone Faye Haynes at 541-324-1298, or
Jerrine Rowley at 541-702-2223.
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For Federal tax purposes, only medical
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What this means in real terms, is that if a
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are deductible as an itemized deduction. For
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their spouse is over 62-years-old, then all the
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The Taxpayer will still need to itemize their
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So what constitutes medical expenses?
Well, obviously the cost of doctors, dentists,
hospitals, prescriptions, and medical
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Medicare premiums paid through Social
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devices such as hearing aids (and the
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Social Security benefts? If this is the
case and you pay Medicare premiums,
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W. Scot Jorgensen, who worked as
managing editor of the Jacksonville Review
in 2003, has become a published author.
His book, Transition, was released
in July by Carlton, Oregon-based
Ridenbaugh Press, and details
Jorgensen’s encounters with young
leaders throughout the Pacifc Northwest.
Jorgensen, 33, is now the deputy
communications director for the Oregon
House Republican Ofce. He did his stint
at the Jacksonville Review while studying
journalism and political science at
Southern Oregon University in Ashland.
Woody Hunter was publisher of the
paper at the time.
Transition begins in Grants Pass in May
2010, days before the primary election in
which Wally Hicks sought the Republican
nomination for House District 3 and
Simon Hare was among those running for
Josephine County Commissioner. Both
men were and still are in their early thirties.
“At the time, things were going really
well for me,” Jorgensen said. “I was hosting
a talk show on KAJO radio and helping
to run a weekly newspaper in Josephine
County. But as I went to celebrate my
birthday, I noticed that nearly all of my
friends were unemployed.”
Months later, the newspaper Jorgensen
worked at changed owners, and he
soon joined the ranks of unemployed
Americans struggling through the Great
Recession. He and his family moved to
Vancouver, Washington days before the
November 2010 general election.
Hicks and Hare both won their elections
that night. In Vancouver, Jaime Herrera
Beutler became the only Republican on
the West Coast to pick up a Congressional
seat, despite being only 31 years old.
“That initial bit of optimism I had after
that night quickly disappeared in 2011, as
I struggled to fnd work,” Jorgensen said.
“I experienced what so many Americans
went through during those challenging
economic times.”
But in 2012, Jorgensen was hired
to report on the Oregon Legislature’s
February session. Jorgensen then
compiled a series of feature stories on
all of the contested legislative primary
races. He noticed that many of them
had younger candidates, equally split
between both major political parties, and
from all across Oregon.
In August 2012, Jorgensen was hired as
the feld director for the statewide Yes on
Measure 79 campaign. During his travels
throughout the state, he met more young
people who were seeking elected ofce.
They included John Davis, who was in
his late twenties and seeking a seat in
the Legislature to represent Jorgensen’s
current home town of Wilsonville.
By the November general election,
every single one of those younger
candidates was elected.
“Even though 2010 and 2012 were
drastically diferent in terms of the
national results, the one commonality
was that all of the young people I know
who were running for ofce were
successful,” Jorgensen said.
The Yes on Measure 79 was also
victorious, which helped Jorgensen land
his current position with the Oregon
House Republican Ofce. In that position,
he works with Hicks and Davis.
“Everywhere I’ve lived in the last seven
years, people my age and younger are
actively taking part in their governments,
at the city, county, state and even the
federal level,” Jorgensen said. “It is my
belief that the adversity faced by my
generation in the wake of the September
11 terror atacks, the Great Recession
and all the other events that will
come to defne us will also give us the
opportunity to rise to those challenges
and accomplish great things.”
Jorgensen still maintains local ties,
as his father James lives outside of
Jacksonville. He still visits the area and
vacationed here in late July.
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The Rogue Valley Symphony is breaking ground with
a new summer outdoor series and a pilot program to bring
music education back into the Phoenix-Talent elementary
schools. The Summer Series sold out at least a month before
each performance and was wildly popular with audiences.
The Carnegie Hall-developed education program, Link Up,
is already garnering public, private, and grant support. In
a time when many orchestras are cuting programs and
seeing dwindling audiences, these two successful initiatives
point to the health of the Rogue Valley Symphony.
This summer the RVS introduced a new Summer Series
of three concerts at EdenVale Winery. This new series
focused on smaller chamber orchestra performances
and a whole new experience for concertgoers, with food
and wine in the beautiful outdoor seting of the winery.
Conductor Martin Majkut said, “The response was
overwhelming. Every concert was completely diferent.
People came to expect that they would have a diferent
experience with each concert.” All three concerts, spread
throughout June, July, and August, were sold out at least
a month in advance. The repertoire focused on many
newer works, including a world premiere of a piece
writen by one of RVS’ cellists, Scot Miller. The August
concert was entitled “Beatles Go Baroque” and centered
on the seting of Beatles’ tunes in the Baroque styles of
Bach, Handel, and Vivaldi. Rising star guitarist Ana
Vidović, the romantic duo of violinist Anthea Kreston
and cellist Jason Duckles, and local favorite trombonist
Mark Jacobs were featured soloists throughout the series.
The RVS hopes to continue ofering fresh repertoire and
exceptional new soloists in the summer of 2014.
Beginning this fall, the RVS will be breaking new
ground for the organization by introducing a new
program into the Phoenix-Talent School District this
fall called “Link Up.” Link Up is a music education
program created by Carnegie Hall to unite the classroom
with the concert hall, giving students in grades 3–5
the opportunity to explore music through a yearlong
curriculum of classroom activities and a culminating
concert in which students perform with their professional
orchestra. The participating students will have the chance
to demonstrate what they have learned by singing with
the Rogue Valley Symphony from their seats in the
audience. Guided by conductor Martin Majkut and the
concert host, program of music making and “listening
challenges” will also incorporate some of the students’
original compositions. Students will be taught by teams
of three: their classroom teacher, one orchestra musician,
and one volunteer from the community. Due to grants
and individual contributions, each student will receive
a workbook at no cost to them. The frst year of the
program, all 3rd grade students in the district will focus
on voice as the student’s instrument. Majkut is very
excited “that after 3 years we will have over 700 kids, who
were exposed to music, not just passively, but actively
reading music, singing, and/or playing the recorder. We
want to nurture the love of all music.”
This month the RVS will be opening their new
Masterworks season, as well. World renowned pianist
Sara Davis Buechner will be performing the wonderful,
dramatic Piano Concerto of Antonin Dvořák. Buechner
is the only major artist in the world to be regularly
performing this concerto. She says, “The Dvorak
Concerto is a magnifcent, difcult and very beautiful
work that deserves far more frequent hearings. It is
certainly worthy of standing among the piano concertos
of Brahms, Chopin, and Liszt as one of the major
Romantic piano concertos.” Johannes Brahms was a
mentor, inspiration, and friend to Dvořák so pairing his
Symphony No. 3 with the concerto rounds out the musical
idea for this program. The frst concert this season is also
saying good-bye to summer with Arthur Honegger’s
Pastorale d’été. These concerts will be presented on
October 4, 5, and 6, 2013. The November concert series
features the Cypress String Quartet as soloists on a
concert focused around fre. The Cypress Quartet
will be performing a piece, Paso del Fuego or The Fire’s
Passage, which was writen for them by composer, Pablo
Furman. This will be only the second public performance
of this piece. Furman says of what his composition is
expressing, “I have always felt the tug of South American
and Eastern European traditions at diferent times and in
diferent ways. Both cultures possess a love of the land
and characteristic burning passion. The idea of crossing
over from one cultural aesthetic to the other provided
the metaphor of a mountain pass (well understood in
the Andean region), and in this specifc case, a passage
between two heritages of intense vitality.” Mozart’s
Symphony No. 40 and Beethoven’s Prometheus Overture
will also be included on this concert.
Please visit the Rogue Valley Symphony website for more
information about their full season at rvsymphony.org. See ad
on page 22.
Rogue Valley Symphony Breaks New Ground With Sold-Out Summer Series
My name is Liam Hensman; I have
juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. I was frst
diagnosed when I was only 14-months-
old. For almost 13 years I’ve had to take
a lot of medicines, seen lots of doctors
and specialists who have tried help
my arthritis get beter or go away; but,
I’ve been in remission once when I was
eight. Today I take eight Methotrexate
pills and one Embrel injection once a
week, and about two Aleve pills every
day. I also have to travel to Portland for
arthrocentsis procedures in just about
every joint a few times a year.
There are days when I feel miserable
and sometimes it makes me really angry
and sad. Because I have arthritis I deal
with pain most kids and many adults
don’t understanding. Although it is really
hard to deal with I try not to let it get me
down. Thankfully the love and support
that I get from my family and friends
motivate and encourage me on those days
when I feel like it’s all too much.
I’m a super sporty guy; I enjoy
playing basketball, baseball, hanging
out with friends and stuf like that. I
love to compete so when I do something
physical it makes me strong and I
always just push through the pain in
my joints. I will not let it hold me back!
I think athletics has made me mentally
strong and determined. Therefore,
I strive to inspire others around me
with similar physical challenges in my
everyday life by being a positive person,
geting good grades and always doing
my best in sports.
Liam Hensman-Autobiography-6/24/13
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