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O
n March 18, the City Council formally voted
to move Jacksonville’s city ofces to the
Historic Courthouse. Although I still believe
that city ofces are not the highest and best use of the
building, I’m now on-board and look forward to the
ribbon-cuting ceremony.
In my view, NOW is the time to look ahead and plan
a far more important project—expanding Jacksonville’s
urban growth boundary and our economic, housing
and population base. This is a question
our city leaders must revisit today
and one the next mayor and city
council must address. Now is time
to go back to the days when the city
“went big” and took on more than
one major development project at a
time. Doing so will require our Mayor,
Administrator and Councilors, to look
outside their comfort zones and make
BIG decisions. Although important, the
Courthouse project will do nothing to
increase Jacksonville’s tax base—government entities
don’t pay property taxes, they spend them! From a
budget standpoint, the move could have unintended
consequences, eating-up more resources for unforeseen
building maintenance and renovation costs. Although
the council discussed seismic retrofts, electrical and
plumbing upgrades, the addition of an ADA-approved
elevator and bathrooms, space planning and other topics,
there’s just no guarantee costs won’t escalate, leaving
taxpayers on the hook.
Jacksonville is in a conundrum since expanding
its population base includes a chance of tipping
the quality of life balance that makes living here so
pleasant. However, without new development (housing
& commercial) and new property taxes, budgetary
pressure will mount as costs for city services outstrip
our relatively “stagnant” property tax base. With more
and more “outsiders” moving here and demanding more
from city services and staf, saying “no” or “stay away”
is not an option…Jacksonville
has been discovered and
money talks. There will
be more higher-income
retirees moving here from
more “sophisticated” areas.
Ironically, these “escapees” are
from areas with higher levels
of community services, paid
for by huge populations they
are escaping to begin with.
And, while demanding higher-
cost services from police, fre and public works, higher
property values from new housing developments they
desire will actually add more revenue to city cofers in
the long run. On the housing front, Jacksonville should
encourage more housing styles to be built, including
single family and multi-family townhomes and
condominiums that have mass appeal.
Jacksonville also needs to expand economic
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Jacksonville Review Page 4 April 2014
“Family-Friendly Woodland
Trails” is the theme of the
Jacksonville Woodlands
Association’s 21st Annual Hike-
a-Thon. This year’s event will be
held on Saturday, April 26th at Doc
Grifn Park located at South Fourth
Street and Elm Street. The public
is invited to join the JWA for an
informative half-day program that
begins with registration at 9:30am,
followed by a short presentation
by JWA Executive Director Larry
Smith at 10:00am. At 10:45am, hikers
will have an opportunity to choose
between two hikes.
Hikers may wish to take a slower-
paced, narrated hike led by JWA
Executive Director Larry Smith. Hikers
will proceed up to the Peter Brit
Gardens and on to the Sarah Zigler Trail.
Here, hikers will begin an informative
hike traveling along the Sarah Zigler
Trail through to the Rich Gulch Trail
head and circling back to the Historic
Marker noting, “Where Gold was First
Discovered.” From there, hikers will
return to Doc Grifn Park for lunch.
For those desiring a more challenging
and fast-paced hike, JWA Board member
Kandee McClain will lead a hike leaving
from the Peter Brit Gardens. It will
traverse the Sarah Zigler Trail, Jackson
Forks Trail, Rich Gulch Mining District,
Chinese Diggings Trail, Beebe Woods
and Woods Grove areas before returning
to Doc Grifn
Park. This hike
is approximately
4 miles in length
and should take
about one hour to
complete.
Following the
hike, a picnic lunch
will be provided
by Dr. Jason and
Jacqueline Williams
of the Jacksonville
Chiropractic Clinic.
At Doc Grifn
Park, ever-popular custom cofee mugs
crafted by Jacksonville artists Ray Foster
and Warren Straus will be ofered for
sale. Complimentary cofee will also be
provided by The Good Bean.
As the Jacksonville Woodlands
Association celebrates its 25th year
advocating for the Jacksonville
Woodlands, it wishes to extend
appreciation to its members and the
community for its support. For this year’s
Hike-a-thon, the $15 donation fee will be
waived. So, please come with family and
friends to help us celebrate 25 years as
the lead sponsoring organization of the
Jacksonville Woodlands.
By spending the day in the Woodlands
and enjoying the scenic beauty of Historic
Jacksonville, you will be helping the JWA
preserve the natural and cultural history of
Jacksonville. 100% of all money raised at the
event will be used to continue preserving
Jacksonville’s rich history and heritage.
While the Hike-a-thon donation fee will be
waived for this year’s event, donations are
always welcome and appreciated.
The JWA encourages you to pre-register
to help us anticipate the number of
people who will be atending and having
lunch. Please register in advance by
sending your registration forms to the
Jacksonville Woodlands Association,
P.O. Box 1210.
Jacksonville,
Oregon 97530. For
more information
on the event,
please contact
Larry Smith at
541-899-7402
or email info@
jvwoodlands.org.
Since 1989,
the Jacksonville
Woodlands has
preserved 290
acres of historic
woodlands formed from 22 land parcels and
has developed 16 miles of hiking trails, all
within the Jacksonville Woodlands Historic
Natural Park and Trail System. Our thanks
go to our supporters and members for helping
to preserve Jacksonville’s historic woodlands.
If you cannot atend this year’s Hike-A-Thon
please consider sending a tax-deductible
contribution to the address above.
Photos: Jeanena Whitewilson
2014 Jacksonville Woodlands Hike-a-Thon
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istoric Jacksonville, Inc., a newly formed
non-proft, is making plans for educational
programs, events, and activities that will
breathe more life into Jacksonville’s historic buildings.
“Jacksonville’s economy relies on tourism,” points
out Tim Balfour, secretary of the new organization
and president of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce.
“People may come here for Brit, for food and wine, or for
history, but Jacksonville’s historic buildings are the core
of their experience. But without programs and activities
to expand that experience, our historic structures become
just old buildings with dates on them.”
“You might say we’re picking up where the
Jacksonville Heritage Society left of,” adds Carolyn
Kingsnorth, president of the new organization and
former president of the Heritage Society. “I think the
Beekman House was the Heritage Society’s biggest
success. We were able to raise most of the funding
needed to rebuild the porches and replace the roof.
We could not have done that without community
support and involvement, but I also think it was the
programming we were able to create for the House
that made more community members care.”
Historic Jacksonville, Inc. is working with the City
and other local organizations to revive and expand
that programming. “We’re fortunate that virtually all
of the individuals who volunteered in the Beekman
House Victorian-themed tour events and in the 1931
‘Living History’ tours are excited about their return,”
says Kingsnorth. “We plan to kick of with an old-
fashioned Easter egg roll at the Beekman House on
Easter Sunday afternoon and then begin theme tours
and ‘Living History’ activities in May.”
Current plans call for partnering with Friends
of Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery on the second
Saturday of each month from May through September
to create a Jacksonville History Saturday. “It’s a
natural ft,” says Kingsnorth. “And our 1931 Living
History tours will ofer another dimension. When they
were created for the Heritage Society two years ago,
every tour sold-out!”
She continues, “Too many Jacksonville residents
have toured the Beekman House in the past and have
a ‘been there, done that’ atitude. Yes, the contents of
the house may not change much, but the abundant
inventory of facts, events, and personalities provide
a perpetual kaleidoscope of fascinating stories. Each
month we will be looking at a diferent aspect of
Victorian life and viewing it through the lens of the
Beekman family and Jacksonville.”
Longer term, Historic Jacksonville, Inc. plans to ofer
regular Beekman House and Bank tours Thursday
through Monday from May through September.
“On Mondays the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is
dark. Local tour oferings could make Jacksonville a
destination for their patrons since over 80% come from
out of the area,” explains Balfour.
Additional tour oferings will require more
docents, so Historic Jacksonville, Inc. is also looking
for new volunteers. “Our Beekman House docents
are wonderfully commited,” observes Kingsnorth,
“but it’s interesting that most of them do not live in
Jacksonville. We would like to build our Jacksonville
base, as well.”
Historic Jacksonville, Inc. also wants to bring more
youth into the programs. “One of our directors,
Stephanie Butler, has been Programming Director for
the Southern Oregon Historical Society,” Kingsnorth
notes. “She is now Pre-College Youth Coordinator for
Southern Oregon University’s Division of Continuing
Education. Kristen Sullivan, another director, teaches
history and English at Crater High School’s Business
Academy. We’re hoping to tap their contacts and
relationships while making history relevant for
younger generations.”
She cites additional resources that Board members
contribute to the organization. “In addition to
Tim, Stephanie, Kristen, and myself, Whit Parker,
the publisher of the Jacksonville Review, is a real
visionary, always coming up with great ideas. Ken
Gregg is an internationally-known photographer and
graphic designer who has created a ‘look’ for us that
communicates both the historic and the contemporary.
And Kerri Hecox, a pediatrician and Trustee of the
Southern Oregon Historical Society, is working with
us on children’s activities.”
Future programming ideas being discussed include
reenactments of historic trials in Jacksonville’s old
City Hall, partnering with the Chamber of Commerce
to update Jacksonville walking tours, and introducing
Jacksonville ghost tours like New Orleans and
Charleston. Monies raised from Historic Jacksonville
activities will be invested in expanded programming
oferings and historic building preservation.
“At this point, it’s one step at a time,” emphasizes
Kingsnorth. “Historic Jacksonville, Inc. is in its
infancy. But we’re encouraged by the community
response. The ‘blessing’ of the City, partnerships
with other organizations, and the support of local
businesses and residents will create multiple
opportunities for bringing Jacksonville’s historic
buildings to life!”
Join us for an old-fashioned
Easter egg roll on Easter Sunday,
April 20 from 1:00-3:00pm
See ad on page 6!
Jacksonville Review Page 6 April 2014
On Easter Sunday afternoon,
Jacksonville’s fashionable favorites will
enjoy a Sunday Brunch at the Jacksonville
Inn before strolling the sidewalks from
2:00-4:00pm in their Downton Abbey-
style atire. Don’t miss this chance to
get a glimpse of some truly remarkable
clothing from an era gone by. The Belles
& Beaus will be joined by members of the
“Model A Club” and their vintage cars,
including four cars from the 1910's-era.
And, for the frst time, locals may take
their pictures with any of the Belles or
Beaus for a $1 donation—funds raised
will beneft Cemetery restoration projects
currently underway.
Belles & Beaus Easter Afternoon
Sidewalk Promenade
News from the Friends of
Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery
by Dirk J. Siedlecki, President – FOJHC
Volunteers Needed for Cemetery
Marker Cleaning and Workshops—
The Friends of Jacksonville's Historic
Cemetery will resume their marker
cleaning and workshops starting on
Saturday April 19, from 9:00am until
12noon. Following our April get-
together, we will meet on the third
Saturday of the month June through
September. There is no cleaning or
workshop scheduled for May as it
conficts with other Memorial Day
Cemetery activities.
This is a wonderful and rewarding
volunteer activity that anyone can get
involved with. Dress accordingly as
you may get a litle wet. Bring a stool
or folding chair to sit on, sunscreen and
a hat. All the necessary tools required
will be provided. Meet at the Sexton's
Tool House for instructions and supplies.
Our volunteer group in 2013 cleaned 100
markers, a very impressive number!
Mark your calendars and plan
on joining us for this fun and very
worthwhile project.
September 2013 marker cleaning with volunteers
Beverly Helvie (blue rain coat) Linda DeWald
and John McGlothlin.
The Jacksonville Lions are dedicated
citizens of Jacksonville and surrounding
communities, who give their time and
talents in performing civic services and
raising funds for local, national and
international sight, hearing and other
worthwhile projects. You may have seen
the name on the road adoption signs
along Old Stage Road and maybe “shot
some hoops” with them for fundraising at
local fairs and festivals.
Every February, the Jacksonville Lions
present American Flags to elementary
school students to encourage appreciation
for our fag and the great nation for which
it stands. This is also our Scholarship
Competition time when senior high
school students compete for $1000 college
scholarships, awarded for academic
achievement and merit. The Lions have
many fundraising events each year.
The Jacksonville Lions Club is always
looking for civic-minded members who
want to enjoy fun and camaraderie, while
doing great things for the community.
The Jacksonville Lions meet twice each
month at The Point Restaurant in Central
Point. Interested individuals please
contact Dr. Jim Davidian, Membership
Chair, at 541-499-0968, Mr. Bill Hanlan,
President, at 541-665-0180 or e-mail Hew
McElroy at mcdocs@yahoo.com.
Jacksonville Lions Club News…
The “Pride” of Jacksonville
Organizers of the annual Frank
Carter Easter Egg Hunt are requesting
cash donations to help with event
expenses. This year, the fun and
famous egg hunt will be held on
Saturday, April 19 on the ball felds at
Bigham Knoll Campus. The family-
friendly festivities start at 9:00am.
Cash donations may be dropped of
at the Chamber of Commerce Visitor
Information Center next to the Post
Ofce on North Oregon Street.
Donations Needed for Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Join us in the Bella Saloon & Patio
every Thursday for the best deal
in town - free beer tastings &
$1 BBQ Oysters!
April
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10: Laurelwood
17: Phat Matts
24: BLOWOUT~ last O+A
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Brunch Buffet & Dinner
Join us for a festive Easter Brunch Egg-stravaganza
with great dishes like Brandied French Toast,
Hickory Smoked Ham, Blueberry Pancakes or
Portabella Mushroom Scramble.
$17.95/Adults, $12.95/Seniors, $9.95/Kids
Includes champagne, cider, juice & coffee
If you’d rather celebrate with dinner, choose from
pasta, pizza, or a selection from the Special Sheet,
such as Oak-Smoked Prime Rib or Wild Alaskan Salmon.
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In March, the Applegate Valley Oregon
Vintners Association (see AVOVA ad on
page 20) held two more “Industry Nights”
at Schmidt Family Vineyards and Troon
Vineyards. The program was started
in February by AVOVA board member
Joe Ginet of Plaisance Ranch Winery.
Ginet was looking for a way to provide
staf and owners of the 18-member
organization an opportunity to visit each
other’s facilities and learn more about
the burgeoning wine region. Together,
everyone involved in the winemaking
process from grape growers, wine
makers, tasting room hosts, marketing
staf, chefs & kitchen staf to hands-on
vineyard workers have an opportunity to
get to know one another, share industry
knowledge, compare notes and learn
from each other…all in a pleasant social
environment. Ginet notes that a main goal
is a customer service one—ofering a fun
and informative platform for diferent
wineries to learn as much as possible
about the entire Applegate Wine Trail and
then share that knowledge with visitors.
In April, two more wineries will play host
and showcase their tasting rooms and
facilities. Judging by the turnout at the
February and March events, the program
is a big hit and very much appreciated by
everyone involved.
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News From Britt Hill
by Donna Briggs, Britt President & CEO
Comments or questions for Brit Festivals?
Email Donna at ed@britfest.org.
Congratulations
to blues singer Cee
Cee James, winner
of the 2014 Rising
Stars competition.
South Stage Cellars and Brit, with the
help of Jeferson Public Radio, presented
the competition, in which 13 local bands
competed for the opportunity to perform
as an opening act on the main stage of
Brit. All of the proceeds raised through
this year’s competition will beneft the
education programs of Brit Festivals.
Speaking of Brit’s education programs,
this month I’d like to highlight a new
education program that has been made
possible through the generous funding
of the Oregon Arts Commission and
American West Bank.
After many months of hard work
and detailed planning, I am pleased to
announce that Brit will begin a new
12 month-long high school internship
program named Arts Career Exploration
(ACE). Rachel Jones, Brit’s Director of
Education and Community Outreach,
developed the program and looks forward
to introducing our young ACEs around the
Jacksonville community next summer.
As you might know, Brit already has
a robust year-round internship program
for college students. However, we lacked
a high school internship program. So,
the ACE program is a frst for Brit, and
is designed to connect underserved high
school students to the work force by
ofering programs that engage students
in the professional elements of an
artistic/creative career feld. Students
served by the program will include
English Language Learners, students
with special needs, underrepresented
minorities and students with low socio-
economic status.
We are working with the Medford
School District to implement this
exciting new program, and are thrilled
to have an opportunity to provide
professional development experience
for students who are often at a
disadvantage in today's competitive
academic and work environment.
The ACE program will begin this
spring, with 12 high school juniors and
seniors from the Medford School District
selected to participate. Over the course
of year, the ACEs will job shadow,
work with Brit staf, atend events and
concerts, participate in discussions
with community leaders, and complete
projects that challenge them to build
skills and articulate an artistic vision. The
program will culminate in a performance
that the students will produce in the Brit
Performance Garden in June 2015. Guided
by staf, the students will complete all steps
required to bring the concert to fruition,
including creating a budget, selecting and
hiring guest artists, fundraising, marketing,
house management and production
for their event. Throughout the project,
the ACEs will gain practical skills and
knowledge that will make them more
college and/or work force ready.
The Oregon Arts Commission grant
is subject to matching funds. Donations
will help cover transportation, supplies
and expenses for the students, fees for
guest speakers, costs associated with the
student-produced event and staf time for
a Medford School District Coordinator.
We are very excited about this program.
If you would like further information about
the ACEs or would like to make a matching
contribution, please do not hesitate to contact
Rachel Jones at Rachel.jones@britfest.org.
What do a grain of sand, a pebble
in your driveway, or a giant boulder
perched on a hillside have in common?
They are all loosely called “rocks.” Stop
for a moment and think about all the
rocks you have seen. They’re all amazing
with diferent shapes, sizes, textures
and colors. Scientists have studied all
these properties and classifed them.
Geology, was one of the frst major
sciences to investigate rock structure and
classifcation.
A major court
case is shaping up
over a rock that was
found by NASA’s
Opportunity Rover
on Mars. The rock
has a bright red
center and white
exterior. It resembles a
jelly doughnut, and has
a chemical composition
unlike any found before
on Mars. The claim is
that it might not be a
rock at all, but may be an
indication of life on Mars!
What’s the most amazing rock you
have seen? How would you classify it?
Size, shape, color, and texture are some
of the properties that could be used when
classifying a rock. Some foat on water,
some you can write with, and others are
transparent so you can see through them.
There are magnetic rocks that atract
metal and can be used in a compass.
The chemical composition of a rock may
be difcult to understand and obtain,
however, there are several simple tests
that help. Learn about these tests and how
the “pros” identify rocks at our April gem
and mineral show. Bring a rock you’d like
to identify and try to stump the experts!
Cuting the rock open to see what
it looks like inside can help with
identifcation. We have many interesting
rocks in our museum and on display at
the gem show. One of our most famous
Thunder Eggs has a picture of “Casper
the Friendly Ghost.” And when cut,
another revealed a Question Mark! There
are so many unique paterns, crystal
structures, and other identifying clues
in every rock. One of the more modern
scientifc techniques is radioactive dating
to determine the age of a rock.
Polishing a fat or rounded surface
is one of the lapidary arts we have on
display at the gem show. Polishing brings
out the beauty that exists in many rocks.
Another lapidary method is faceting. This
involves polishing a
clear gem stone with
many fat surfaces in
a geometric patern
that can also enhance
its beauty. These
methods date back to
AD 600 and have been improved upon in
modern times with machines for cuting
and polishing.
We hope our gem show, Amazing
World of Rocks, gives you an appreciation
of why rocks are truly amazing!
Roxy Ann Gem & Mineral Society Annual Show
“The Amazing World of Rocks”
Roxy Ann Gem & Mineral Society
Annual Gem & Mineral Show
Amazing World of Rocks!
Saturday, April 5, 9am-5pm &
Sunday, April 6, 10am-4pm
Admission: Adults, $4; Seniors (55+),
$2; Students (7-18), $2; Children 6
and under, FREE
Olsrud Arena, Jackson County
Fairgrounds
For more information,
call 541-664-6081.
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W
hat began as a Southern Oregon Historical
Society (SOHS) major month-long exhibit
has grown to be a county-wide “happening.”
And now the Jackson County Board of Commissioners
has joined in the commemoration, proclaiming April as
“Southern Oregon in the 1960s Month!”
“The 60s conjures images of JFK and Camelot, the
Beatles and the British Invasion, mini-skirts and bell-
botoms, the rise of hippie culture and the anti-war
movement, Woodstock, the space race, and the generation
gap,” says SOHS Executive Director, Rob Esterlein.
“The tone and infuence of popular music evolved with
unprecedented speed. Fashion became a statement of an
individual’s social, political and generational afliation.”
“The 1960s created a sea change in both our national
and regional culture,” adds Amy Drake, SOHS Curator
of Special Projects. “We haven’t seen anything like it
since. Most people in Southern Oregon either lived
through the 60s or can relate to that era, because in many
ways we’re still experiencing the aftermath.”
From March 29 through April 27, SOHS will host
“Far Out! Southern Oregon in the 1960s” in downtown
Medford’s historic Woolworth Building. The exhibit will
highlight youth, civil rights, environment and science,
and material and popular culture. Other displays and
activities throughout Jackson County will recall how
these dynamic cultural changes were experienced in
Southern Oregon— from technology advances, through
fashion evolution, the building of I-5, the 1964 food, the
space race, protests, cars and cruising, to counter culture.
Every library in the Jackson County Library System
will display 60s memorabilia, show 60s flms, or have
60s book displays. The Hannon Library at Southern
Oregon University will display yearbooks, LPs, digital
images and other items from the SOU archives. The
Medford Railroad Park will have 60s railroad photos.
The Craterian Theater will feature 1960s entertainment
images in its second foor Berryman Gallery.
The Craterian will also be presenting the touring
company of Hair: The American Tribal Love Rock
Musical on April 23. It debuted in 1967. The Randall
Theatre will stage the 1962 Tony award winning A
Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum from
April 25 through May 11.
A costume party fundraiser will kick of the month-long
remembrance. LEFT, the band, will perform 60s songs
at 2Hawk Winery on March 29. 60s icons will ride in 60s
cars in the Pear Blossom Parade. Engineers will share 60s
railroading tales at the Medford Railroad Park. The Eagle
Point Multicultural Club will host a tie dying workshop.
While the 1960s were a watershed decade for the
region, this was especially true for Jacksonville.
During the 60s, Robbie Collins prevented the Oregon
Department of Transportation from taking out 11
historic homes to build a highway through the town;
Jacksonville was declared a National Historic Landmark
District; Brit Festivals and the Jacksonville Boosters Club
were founded; and the Story Telling Guild created the
Children's Festival in Jacksonville.
To celebrate the 60s locally, the Jacksonville Library
entry display will feature the founding of Brit Festivals.
The library's Naversen Room will display images of
Jacksonville, Robbie Collins, and the Boosters from
the 60s, and the library’s children’s section will feature
Storytelling Guild memorabilia. The April Art Presence
show will include a Storytelling Guild exhibit, “Once
Upon a Time….” A 1960s Burt Lancaster flm—The
Train—will be the April Jacksonville movie night flm.
Multiple sponsors and partners are making this
county-wide remembrance possible. Sponsors
include Blackstone Audio; Jacobson, Theirolf, and
Dickey, Atorneys-at-Law; LEFT (the Band); Medford
Fabrication; Reid Murphy Construction; Vaughn Farm
and Orchard; and Gary and Eva Voget. Partners include
Brit Festivals, the Craterian Theater, Eagle Point High
School Multicultural Club, the Girl Scouts of Oregon and
Southwest Washington, the Gold Diggers Guild of SOHS,
Greg Frederick Productions, the Hannon Library at SOU,
2Hawk Winery, Jackson County Library Services, the
Jackson County Extension Service, KidTime Discovery
Experience, the Medford Railroad Park, the Randall
Theatre Company, and the Story Telling Guild.
“During the 60s, mass communication and growing
mobility connected people ever more closely to events
and trends in the nation and the world,” observes
Esterlein. “We’re excited to be able to tap SOHS and
community resources to bring this historic era to life,
and we’re working hard to make the featured exhibit
and all the associated programs a celebration of this
memorable and important time.”
For details on county-wide activities for Far Out!
Southern Oregon in the 1960s, visit www.sohs.org. The
SOHS exhibit, located in the historic Woolworth Building at
the corner of 6th and Central in downtown Medford, will
be open six days a week, Tuesday through Sunday, from
March 29 through April 17. Admission: Adults, $5; children
5-12, $3; children 4 and under and SOHS members, free.
John F Kennedy–Medford Pear Blossom Parade
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Student Anti-Vietnam War Protest
SOHS 21120
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wo seasons ago, the Oregon
Shakespeare Festival presented
“Animal Crackers,” the Marx
Brothers masterpiece that stormed
Broadway in 1929 and hit Hollywood in l930.
We’d heard how great the OSF production
was. But we were busy. We missed it. And
we’re sorry. Which is why we cheered when
OSF announced “The Cocoanuts” as one of
its 2014 non-Bard choices.
Interestingly, this production takes OSF
a step backward in time. “Cocoanuts”
was the Marx Brothers’ frst Broadway
play (and movie), followed a year later
by “Crackers.” It was the brothers’ big
chance to tread the boards in Manhatan
after years of perfecting their brand of
nonsense in small vaudeville theaters
across America. The brothers
fused their endless pater of
puns and ad-libbed shtick
with a slim plotline provided
by Puliter Prize-winning
playwright George S. Kaufman.
The play instantly became the
wry toast of the town, playing to
packed houses, and Paramount
Pictures, looking for popular
fare to ofer audiences eager for
“talkies,” jumped on it. When
“Cocoanuts” fnally closed, the
brothers continued performing
it in front of a camera during the day,
then raced across town to do “Animal
Crackers” on Broadway every night. So for
the Marx Brothers, “Cocoanuts” was frst,
and “Animal Crackers” was second. Got it?
And while we haven’t caught up, at least
we’ve caught on. And so should you.
You know the Marx Brothers, right?
Groucho, the con artist in the swallowtail
coat and grease-pencil moustache, with
leering eyes like windows into a dirty
mind; Chico, the pseudo-Italian country
bumpkin with a pinhead hat propped
over calculating eyes; curly-haired
Harpo, his trench coat bulky enough
to accommodate the utensils and silver
platers he appropriates, his rubber-
cheeked cherubic face silent while his
rubber-bulb taxi horn speaks for him.
Trust us—you need to know these
comedic geniuses beter.
Or, at least, their brilliant incarnations
on the OSF stage. This is an immaculate,
perfectly cast cast. (Yes, we said that.)
With Mark Bedard (who also adapted the
original material for this production) as
Groucho, a.k.a. “Mr. Hammer,” complete
with signature “duck walk,” John Tufts as
Chico, and Brent Hinkley as Harpo, you’ll
never get closer to meeting the real guys.
And meet them you just might. These three
are ever ready to engage the audience—as
in: jump into the seats, climb over you, set
you in their laps, dig though your pockets
and purses and take your money. You’ve
heard the term “interactive?” Well, the
Marx Brothers invented it and this trio has
revived it. Be prepared.
“Cocoanuts,” by the way, is a musical,
with songs by the great Irving Berlin. His
classic tune “Always” was included in the
Broadway score, but it was among several
songs cut from the play when the Marx
Brothers’ expanding barrage of jokes
made the production too long. OSF has
smartly and successfully reincorporated
the missing tunes.
As for the plot, it’s zanily sweet. Boy
(Zeppo, the fourth Marx Brother) meets
girl, loses girl, gets girl back. The songs
and dance numbers are glorious (and
every person in the cast is top notch).
Yet it’s the dialogue that soars above all
else. How can your funny bone not crack
under the comedic weight of lines like:
Groucho: “Here’s Cocoanut Manor, here’s
Cocoanut Heights... and right over here where
the road forks, that’s Cocoanut Junction.”
Chico: “Where you got Cocoanut
Custard?”
Groucho: “Why, that’s on one of the forks.
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Up Close and Personal with Local Artist,
Anna Elkins
Fourteenth in a series of artist profles by Randall Grealish
P
oets are often
humorously
accused of
having their heads
in the clouds. For
a daydreamer who
spends the day in her
own litle world with pen and notebook
in-hand, it’s a welcome discovery to learn
that poets actually get to be that way!
For Jacksonville poet and artist Anna
Elkins, there’s a sense of justifcation
for that time spent daydreaming when
people describe the work in her book,
“The Space Between” as “Clear, soft,
visual and visceral… the pace and rhythm
of language is enjoyable.”
Another of her readers ofers, “Anna's
gift of poetry feels easy, her poems come
out of mystery wherein there is infnite
grace, and her sensitive work is at once
literate and easily comprehensible.”
A sense of mystery is something Anna
strives for in her work. Rather than
spelling it all out, she looks at it as an
invitation. “I want to invite them in, I
want a reader to fnd something of their
own experience in it… when they read
it, it becomes a new poem that’s read
through their lens and veil of life.”
John Keats had a great description of
that balance and dubbed it “the negative
capability.” He was quoted saying, “that
is when a man is capable of being in
uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without
any irritable reaching after fact and reason.”
Describing her progression as a poet,
Anna says, “In the early stages, I did
not understand what pentameters and
quatrains and chunks where… I would
imitate until I started to get a sense of
what the rules and ideas were… I feel
like I am just now really fnding my own
voice. Even after many years of writing, I
can tell if I read someone in the morning
and then write or paint in the afternoon…
I get a sense of their infuence in my own
work. If I had not read Mary Oliver in the
morning, I may not have gone for that
walk in the woods and been so aware of
the leaves, even though I am generally
quite aware of my surroundings and the
beauty that nature provides.”
Anna’s Elkins’ writings are a
culmination of life experiences like the
time in Saipan when a simple spilling of
her morning cofee and the ring it left on
the counter reminded her of an art history
professors’ lesson about seeing something
at a greater level than is already there. The
spill got her thinking about combining a
wine ring with the cofee ring which led
to a card line called, “Sunrise/ Sunset.”
Anna explains, “The idea being, I started
each day with a cup of cofee and ended
my nights with a glass of wine. It was
my own lovely litle contemporary
Mandorla.” Anna described it as, “A
moment of consciousness and awareness,
where accident and frustration turn into
something beautiful that I would never
have done with intent.”
She adds, “I like it best when I have no
agenda, just being aware of the moment. I
could be walking in town and see a color
or the light hiting a building and it sparks
a thought and a poem may be born. It’s
almost like there is an expiration date to
when the idea is there and you take action
to write it down or create it. You have to
steward that revelation, the more you play
steward, the more you receive.”
Anna's travel sketches and watercolors
are on view from April 4-30 at Art Presence
Art Center located at 205 N. 5th Street on
the grounds of the Historic Courthouse.
For more on Anna Elkins, please visit her
website at annaelkins.com.
See poem by Anna on page 39.
In April, members of Art Presence
Art Center present "Environmentality,"
showcasing works
about the many
landscapes that
surround us. Works
presented will be
in several mediums
including oil,
watercolor, acrylic,
photography and
ceramics. The
exhibit opens on
April 4 and runs
through April 27, on
Fridays, Saturdays
and Sundays from 11:00am to 5:00pm. To
kick-of the show, a reception to meet the
artists will be held on Friday, April 11,
from 5:00-7:00pm. Highlights of the show
feature “A Sense of Oregon” by Anne
Brooke along with “Watercolor Boat on
Water” by new member, Anna Elkins.
On Sunday, April 6 from 3:00pm-
4:00pm, artist Catie Faryl will present
her art and ideas about improving
our environment through new and
old beliefs and systems. Her talk will
address some of the challenges we face
and some suggestions on how to restore
balance in our use of
resources to reclaim
stewardship of the
earth. Her work, "The
Bridge" will be one of
the images on display
during the event.
On April 26th, Art
Presence is pleased
to participate in
the Jacksonville
Woodlands
Association Hike-a-
thon. The activities
will take place this year at Doc Grifn
Park. Art Presence Art Center will
donate 25% of all sales that day to the
Jacksonville Woodlands Association.
Also during the month of April,
there will also be an exhibit of Story
Telling Guild memorabilia as part of the
month-long county-wide celebration of
"Southern Oregon in the 1960s.
Art Presence Art Center is located on the
grounds of the Historic Courthouse at 206 N.
5th Street in Historic Jacksonville.
April Events at Art Presence Center
Online applications are
now available on Facebook
to download for artists
interested in exhibiting
at the 2014 Celebrate the
Arts festival in Jacksonville.
This year marks the 18th-
annual Labor Day weekend
celebration to be held on
the Jacksonville Historic
Courthouse lawn. 70 fne
artists and highly-skilled
crafters, musicians, and food
vendors will be there! Please send a photo
or email image of your artwork with
application.
All proceeds from booth rentals
support Jacksonville’s Community
Center expansion. Having just received a
unanimous “yes” vote from
the City Council for a 50-
year property lease, we have
begun the planning process
to change the property line
and ultimately construct a
multi-use, energy-efcient
center at 4th and Main
Streets, across from Doc
Grifn Park.
Watch for updates on
Jacksonville’s Community
Center and mark your
calendars for August 29th—31st for a
fun-flled festival showcasing incredible
art and crafts for sale and featuring live
music and tasty foods.
Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/
pages/Jacksonville-Celebrates-the-Arts.
Calling All Artists!
"The Bridge" Catie Faryl
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of their weekend hikes out on the Jacksonville
Woodland trails. This month’s Jacksonville
Woodlands Hike-a-Thon kicks-of the start of hiking
season in Jacksonville, quickly becoming known as
THE hiking destination in Southern Oregon. With
amazing woodland trails in the Woodlands and
Forest Park systems, Jacksonville ofers something
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Chamber Chat
by Tim Balfour, President
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
C
hange is a
given in the
business
world. Successful
businesses are ones which anticipate future
changes and ensure that their organizations
are prepared to address those changes
while simultaneously adhering to their
primary purpose and values. So while many
people take comfort in an environment that
never changes, in the competitive world of
business that is a death sentence.
In the short nine years that we owned
a bed and breakfast, we saw signifcant
changes related to how prospective guests
identifed lodging options and their
expectations of services and amenities.
It was part of our job as business owners
to keep current with the changes by
maintaining membership in professional
trade organizations, participating in
online tutorials and seminars, reading
trade publications and atending inn-
keeping conferences.
As the Chamber of Commerce we also
need to continuously monitor factors that
afect what we focus on and how we do
things—always looking for ways to work
more efciently and more productively
with our limited resources. When the
response to why something is done in a
certain way is, “Because that is the way
it has always been done,” it is time to
evaluate what has changed over time and
if a new approach is required.
The Chamber will be reviewing all aspects
of our organization and asking ourselves:
1. How does this activity/expense support
our overall mission and purpose?
2. Are there diferent approaches or
improvements that would increase
efectiveness?
3. Given our limited resources, is this
still something we want to support?
4. What other initiatives should we be
implementing?
It is a great time for you to share
your thoughts, concerns and ideas with
the Chamber board so we have your
input on what we are doing, what we
could be doing and what we could be
doing beter. Also, let us know if you
are interested in helping out. You don’t
have to have a comprehensive idea of
what you can contribute, just tell us your
interests, skills or talents and we’ll let
you know how you can help.
Some of the initiatives with which we
would appreciate having community
member input or participation include:
• Refreshing the history tour oferings
• Promotional activities—ideas to
promote of-season
• User-generated content for our
websites and social media—short
articles and photos or videos of what
you appreciate about Jacksonville
• Small Business Resources—if you
have a skill or service that you think
Chamber members would beneft from
Please feel free to contact your
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors and share your
thoughts and ideas with us. You will fnd
a complete list of board members online
at www.jacksonvilleoregon.org. You may
also contact me at tim@tablerockcity.com or
541-601-3416.
Focus on Hanley Farm
by Dr. Kerri Hecox, Hanley Farm Volunteer
M
arch 20th
was the
ofcial
start of Spring, and
if you are like many folks in the Rogue
Valley, you may be starting to plan your
garden for the year. The frost season in
the valley usually ends around May 1st,
making mid-May the optimal time to
plant warm weather crops like tomato,
squash, and cucumber.
Perfect timing then, for the Heritage
Plant and Garden Fair, May 10th-11th!
Hanley Farm’s popular plant sale will be
held on Mother’s Day weekend, Saturday
and Sunday from 10:00am-3:00pm both
days. Heritage plants clipped from the
Hanley property, some of which were
frst planted over 100 years ago, will be
available for purchase. Over 250 cutings
have been lovingly transplanted and will
sell fast, so come early to assure a piece of
history will thrive in your own garden.
Also available will be veggie starts
provided by the Family Nurturing Center
(FNC): heirloom varieties of tomatoes,
peppers, eggplants, chard, kale and a few
surprises! This is a wonderful program
that is assisting struggling families to
become self-sufcient through gardening
and food preservation. All proceeds from
the FNC veggie starts will go directly
back into helping local families obtain
food self-sufciency, so you can feel good
that starting your garden is also helping
feed others in the community.
The “Garden Fair” aspect of the day
is new this year, and we have an orchid
exhibit in the old greenhouse, a scavenger
hunt, a self-led plant tour, games and
activities for children, and a community
sunfower planting. Prizes will be given
for the scavenger hunt and some of the
children’s activities.
If you are planning to bring mom out for
her special day, she won’t be disappointed.
In addition to the plant and garden
activities there will be lunch available,
including teas and Mary Hanley’s rhubarb
bread. Mother’s Day bouquets will also
be for sale, so if you can’t bring mom out
personally, you can stop buy and pick up
lovely fresh fowers to brighten her day.
Hope to see you there!
New Spring Projects the Focus of Local Rotarians
The Jacksonville-
Applegate Rotary Club
is commiting to a project
that involves the cleanup
and removal of puncture
vine or “goats head”
thorns from the Medford National Litle
League Baseball & Softball feld this
year. The feld is awash in these thorns,
and our club wishes to be a part of this
worthwhile endeavor so that the club,
players, and parents can enjoy this feld
without threat of injury.
Our upcoming Club President, Dominic
Campanella, recently atended the
President Elect Training Seminar (PETS)
in Seatle. His term as President for our
club starts July 1, 2014.
Our current President, Judi Johnson,
is doing a fantastic job leading our club
through the rest of this year with many
fun events and projects to beter the
club, the Jacksonville community, and
the world. Several members of our club
have signed-up to take part in the onsite
Guatemala clean water project scheduled
for later this year.
The Jacksonville-Applegate club
welcomes new members and encourages
local businesses to take-part in our
meetings.
Meetings are held at the Bella Union
Restaurant on Thursday mornings at
7:00am.
The following is our list of speakers
slated for April:
• April 3: Rotary Social Night
(No morning meeting)
• April 10: Bear Creek Greenery
Project Presentation
• April 17: Teddy Abrams:
New Brit Classical Conductor
• April 24: Donna Briggs:
State of the Brit Address
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A Tribute to Lee Lewis
Volunteer, Citizen, Friend
Lee Lewis-Quintessential Booster–Jacksonville’s Boosters
Club members are known for volunteer service and Lee Lewis
was the quintessential Booster. At Booster events and projects,
Lee was always present, usually in a supporting but absolutely
essential role. Here are few highlights about Lee the Boosters
wish to share.
When Boosters tackled rebuilding the tatered fence at Peter
Brit Gardens, it was Lee who cut and shaped all the pickets
and was chief carpenter in the reconstruction. When the paint
needed touching up, Lee quietly managed that chore.
Lee, the patriot, was a never-miss at Booster fag fying. He always took on the
toughest job: placing the legion of the big fags along the highway at Veterans’ Park.
Then there were the Booster Benches. A few years back, most of the Booster-
supplied wood benches needed restoration. Lee, ever the energetic problem solver,
sorted out how to collect, disassemble, refnish, reassemble and replace them. The
terrifc condition of the benches is owed to Lee.
He was a mainstay of the Boosters’ annual garage sale. An accomplished antique
collector, he was an undisputed star at pricing sale items. When the time came to haul
the merchandise to the sale, Lee shamed the other
volunteers as an efcient truck loader.
Enter the racing outhouse. For the Oregon 150th
celebration, the outhouse races returned and Boosters
needed an entry. Clueless in racing outhouse
construction, Boosters turned to Lee, of course.
Armed with a rudimentary drawing and a pile of
lumber, Lee had the rustic racer built in a mater of
hours. It took far longer just to decorate it.
Former Booster President Carolyn Kingsnorth
correctly dubbed Lee the Booster’s “Energizer
Bunny.” To many members in charge of projects,
he was the ultimate “Go-To-Guy,” not that he
was likely to be relaxing on the bench. For his
dedication and true volunteer spirit, Lee was
honored as a Booster of the Year in 2009, an
award long overdue.
There are Boosters, and then there is Lee Lewis.
In 1993, we purchased and began operating the McCully House Inn. Shortly thereafter,
Lee and Marilyn bought the Orth House B&B and our friendship began. Over the past 20
years, he became our go-to-guy when we needed help with house problems. It didn't mater
if it was a major redo or just a leaky faucet, he was always there for us. Lee was simply
one of the nicest people we ever met. He had a wonderful sense of humor and we can't ever
remember a time when he wasn't smiling and laughing. The world needs more people like Lee
Lewis… he will be greatly missed. ~Dennis and Mary Ann Ramsden
Lee was a good man and a good friend. We often worked with Lee at the storage bins
where we priced items for the Boosters Club yard sale. Lee always "cracked us up" with
his joking and kidding around. His presence made these events lots of fun, rather than
boring, hard work. Lee was a "Git-Er-Done" kind of guy. Lee was with our Boosters work
party when we stained the wood structures at Doc Grifn Park. When his ladder was not
tall enough to reach the ceiling boards of the structure, Lee put his ladder on a table, and
fearlessly climbed up and got the job done. It was always a pleasure to work with Lee on
all of our many Boosters projects. As chairman of the Boosters Flag Commitee, I greatly
appreciated Lee's reliable devotion to helping us fy the American Flags in Jacksonville. I
got to where I actually looked forward to Lee kidding me about my beloved San Francisco
Forty Niners, because he did it in such an appropriate and warm manner! We will surely
miss Lee and his friendly smile and his comedic nature. ~Jack and Bev Helvie
Mary and I, along with all the
volunteers from the Friends of
Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery,
will sincerely miss having Lee
among us. He was on our Cemetery
Inventory Commitee, helped with
Cemetery Clean-up Days, and he
and his side kick, Jerry, could always
be counted on to help with set-up
and take-down during our annual
Meet the Pioneers Program. I recall
one afternoon mentioning to Lee
that I wished there was something
I could do with the unsightly metal
brochure box next to the Cemetery Interpretive Center. After listening to several of his
funny recommendations, we parted ways. A few days later I arrived in the cemetery to do
some chores only to fnd Mr. Lewis working on a wonderful and well-suited enclosure for
the brochure box. I think of and thank Lee every time I restock the brochure holder. Lee was
always ready to lend a hand and help those in need. ~Dirk J. Siedlecki – FOJHC
I met Lee through the Chamber shortly after I moved to Jacksonville in August, 2000. He
was such a nice guy, always kind and helpful. And he always made me laugh or smile with
his jokes and upbeat atitude. He will be missed. My heart goes out to Marilyn.
~Laura Stille, LMT, Spa Jacksonville
Lee was a huge fan of all things education and while I was Education Director at Brit
Festivals he was the one I could count on to always come by and check on “things.” He and
Marilyn were two of my very favorite people I met while there and I will miss his great big
smile, great big hug and great big heart. ~Joelle Graves, Sterling Creek Antiques
This is my favorite photo of Lee Lewis with
Frank Steele, Nick Verona, and Jerry Ferronato
clowning around while marking booth spaces for
Community Center’s fund raiser, Celebrate the
Arts. Lee always brought his fun and thoughtful
eagerness to help, and speed to get things done.
Our frst overnight stay was at the Orth House
B&B with Lee and Marilyn. Many current
residents moved here shortly after our stays with
Lee and Marilyn. Lee handed me and Charley a
stick pin for his “where’s home” map. We put our
red pin in Napa, CA. Now we pin Jacksonville.
Lee will be missed, but memories will linger.
~Charley & Jeanena Wilson
Lee was a key contributor to the
construction and installation of
the Brit Garden white picket fence
along 1st Street. Lee cut, formed,
and sanded every picket in the
fence. Lee was part of the crew that
installed the fence in 2006. The
crew could do litle more than stand
back and watch Lee work. Lee was
the Energizer Bunny of the project.
In this photo, Lee is standing in
front of the fence. When you pass
by the fence, think of Lee.
~Carolyn and Bob Kingsnorth
Working with Lee, and all the other volunteers who helped with the Inventory of the
Jacksonville Cemetery, was a fun and interesting project. Lee was always warm and kind
and greeted me with a smile and a hug. He was always upbeat and was such a humble man.
It is always so sad when someone like Lee leaves us. ~Kathy Walt
Mr. Lee, as many of us respectfully addressed him, was one of the kindest men I’ve ever
known. His leterhead said Lee’s Home Improvements; more appropriately, it should have
been Lee’s Home & Heart Improvements because a visit with Mr. Lee, no mater how heavy
a heart carried, left one feeling much beter after time spent with this remarkable man. I had
the pleasure of visiting with Marilyn and Lee shortly before his death and despite his illness
he still had the wit, the positive atitude and words of encouragement. The list is very long
of things he helped me and countless others with over twenty plus years here in the valley.
His energy was contagious, his smile could make the sun shine on a cloudy day and his
unselfshness is an example we could follow as we remember him. Mr. Lee more than earned
his wings and may he rest in peace. ~Nancy O’Connell
Lee was a member of 2 Model A
chapters—Henry's Lady in Grants
Pass and Rogue Valley A's in
Jacksonville. He was a member of
the Model A Ford Club of America
the international club. Lee gave a lot
to the hobby. He organized a fund
raiser for the Crater High School
where we would donate cars and
drivers and they auctioned them
of. We would take the kids to their
dinner and then to the prom. Lee
and Marilyn have traveled many
miles with their car on long distance
tours. It was always a pleasure to
travel with them. Lee will be missed
~Jerry Mathern
To “Mr. Lee” from “Miss Pat”
You will always be here every time I work on the Brit Gardens restoration and park by
the picket fence. You will always be here when I see the fags fying, especially in Veterans'
Park. You will always be here when I'm walking in town and the bad knee needs a rest on
a Boosters bench. You will always be here when I drive by the Orth House. But you won't
be here to say “Hi, Miss Pat.” I will miss that the most. That and the 3rd Wednesday of the
month breakfast rendezvous. Thank you for being you and such a good friend. ~Pat Dahl
Lee was a long-standing member of the Boosters Garage Sale Pricing Commitee. He was
a man who truly knew the price of everything and our go-to man when in doubt. Everyone
on that commitee knew that Lee was an expert pricer and trusted his judgment. As well as
that, he was one of those special people who also knew the value of everything and so he was
respected for his straight forward approach to life and his (sometimes) gruf sense of humor.
We will all miss him this spring as we begin, once again, to prepare for the Garage sale.
~Vivienne Grant (Co-Chair, Boosters Pricing Commitee)
Brit Festivals–Lee Lewis was a dear friend to Brit Festivals. He was a member
of the Brit Board from 2000-2005, and the former Associate Board from 2005-2010.
During that time he also served on various board commitees, and served as an
important connection to the Jacksonville community.
Lee was almost always on call for a variety of “fx it” jobs for Brit, including
building the original ATM booth in the concessions area, helping with concessions
remodeling projects, building the frst moveable stanchion/chain system in the
accessible seating area, and building a glass enclosure for the Brit ofce.
While he and Marilyn ran the Orth House Bed and Breakfast, they hosted
receptions for dignitaries and guests from Alba, Italy, during Brit’s Festa Italiana
weekend in 2002. The Orth House hosted other receptions through the years. Lee
and Marilyn also served as a Brit Orchestra member host family just last summer.
In every Brit project Lee was involved in, he brought his trademark humor and
lively spirit. Every visit included a hug, a big smile and a wisecrack or two. We are
so grateful we got to call him a friend.
Lee and Marilyn Lewis with their Model A
Lee Lewis
1938-2014
Jacksonville Review Page 14 April 2014
Jacksonville Fire Department 2014 Community Class Schedule
Thursday, April 17—What Is CERT and How It Works
Thursday, May—When to Go, When To Stay
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.
For Sale
Stunning West Hills Estate
Minutes from Jacksonville
Simply the most beautiful home and
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This home boasts exceptional quality
and craftsmanship with meticulous
attention to detail. The open floor plan
features a custom gourmet kitchen
with stunning granite countertops, GE
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refrigerator, solid hardwood floors and a
large pantry. The adjoining great room
has vaulted ceilings with a 11’ high rock
fireplace and solid wood cabinets on
either side. Windows abound in this
home providing dramatic sunrises and
late afternoon tranquil views of the East
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Separate from the main house is a
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• 3,900 sq. ft. (House and
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The Westmont community has
recently received its ofcial Firewise
certifcation from the Firewise
Communities/USA Recognition
Program. Mayor Paul Becker
was presented a Firewise plaque
recognizing this achievement
at the City Council meeting on
March 4. Firewise encourages
homeowners to develop their own
plan for achieving a set of common goals
with guidance from land management and
fre ofcials. These communities consist of
neighborhoods where residents are willing
to create and maintain defensible space 30
to 50 feet around their homes in an efort
to mitigate wildfre damage.
The newly-certifed Westmont
Firewise neighborhood will be
celebrating a Firewise Day on Saturday,
April 26 from 9:00am-2:00pm. Each
Firewise community is mandated to
conduct one Firewise Day per year.
This year the Westmont Firewise board
of directors has selected to conduct a
landscape debris collection event. Large
disposal bins will be available for this
purpose. Jacksonville Firefghters and
Jacksonville CERT members will be
on-hand to assist the community
residents with the landscape
debris collection. The disposal bins
will be placed in the Westmont
neighborhood. Residents are
asked to drive down Pair-A-Dice
Ranch Road and turn right onto
Westmont to facilitate an even fow
of trafc during the collection process.
Please limit the use of plastic bags as
they will have to be emptied onsite. Only
landscape debris from this neighborhood
will be accepted. Verifcation of address
will be requested.
Jacksonville CERT members will
also be providing information about
suitable types of vegetation to replace
those highly-fammable junipers and
broom plants that have been removed
as well as reminding residents of the
simple steps to take to maintain their
defensible space all year.
If you and your neighbors are interested
in fnding out more about how to become
a Firewise community, please contact
Fire Chief Devin Hull at 541-899-7246 or
Michelle Brown-Riding at 541-846-1460.
Westmont Firewise Day
Please join Fire Chief Devin Hull and
your Community Emergency Response
Team on Thursday, April 17 at 6:30pm
at the Jacksonville Fire Hall to learn
more about what
CERT means to
Jacksonville and
Jackson County.
Jacksonville’s
CERT works with
the City and the
Jacksonville Fire
Department, and
is an integral
part of Jackson
County’s response
to community-wide emergencies and
disasters.
Before an emergency, CERT members
help families, neighborhoods, and
communities prepare for disasters.
You have most likely seen CERT
at community events, providing
information about preparedness, and at
“Map Your Neighborhood” and Firewise
Community presentations.
During an emergency, CERT members
assist others when professional
responders (Police/Fire/EMS) are not
immediately available. They have been
trained in the Incident Command System
(used by all agencies), frst aid, basic
search and rescue, fre safety, and helping
people cope in a disaster. CERT members
are also trained to assist professional
responders as
part of the overall
disaster response.
Jacksonville
CERT has helped
with trafc
control and public
information
during recent
structure fres,
helped with food
control during
storms, searched for missing citizens, and
stafed information phone banks during
last year’s forest fres.
During parades and other town
events, you will see the team assisting
with trafc fow and safety concerns.
The team works with frefghters, and
as a team, trains around town with the
CERT van and trailer. Basic Training
for new members includes 24 hours of
introductory training.
For more information about how you can
be involved, please call or email Jacksonville
CERT at 541-846-1460, jvillecert@gmail.com
or Facebook/Jacksonville CERT.OR.
Time to Meet Your Jacksonville CERT
by Gayle Lewis
In an unexpected move,
the Jacksonville City Council
voted 5-1 to move its city
ofces to the Historic
Courthouse. The motion to
move ofces was introduced
by Councilor David Jesser
during the March 18 regular
session. At that time,
Council was debating an
agenda item related to the
issue – whether to approve
a $35,000 contract for
preliminary electrical and
mechanical design drawings
that would be needed to
refurbish the building. Councilor Jesser
commented that it seemed counter-
intuitive to approve the work since
the council had not formally voted to
move forward with the relocation in
the frst place. Jesser’s motion to that
efect included a stipulation limiting the
city’s fnancial exposure
should future construction
estimates prove too costly
to complete the project.
After Jim Lewis seconded
the motion, council
weighed-in, ofering its
opinions on the mater.
Councilor Paul Hayes
expressed concern that too
many private ofces might
prove too costly. Councilor
Criss Garcia felt the motion
had merit and provided
a working framework for
staf instead of a piecemeal
approach to the project. Councilor Jocie
Wall objected to the concept and was the
lone “no” vote on the mater. Council
then voted unanimously to “green light”
staf’s investigation of fnancing options
for the project, notably, securing an Urban
Renewal loan for $1 million.
City Going to Court-house
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JacksonvilleReview.com Page 15 April 2014
A Few Minutes with the Mayor
by Paul Becker
CITY OFFICE
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:00pm
541-899-1231

MUNICIPAL COURT CLERK
Monday - Friday: 9am - 4pm
PLANNING DEPARTMENT HOURS
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
& Friday 8:30am - 2pm
Wednesday:
Closed to Public
Direct #: 541-899-6873
Now located behind Courthouse!
CITY OF JACKSONVILLE OFFICE HOURS
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, April 1, 6:00pm (OCH)
STUDY SESSION ON VOLUNTEER INSURANCE/LIABILITY ISSUES:
Tuesday, April 8, 6:00pm. (OCH) Public Welcome!
PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, April 9, 6:00pm (OCH)
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, April 15, 6:00pm (OCH)
HARC HEARING OFFICER: Wednesday, April 16, 10:00am (OCH)
HARC: Wednesday, April 23, 6pm (OCH)
www.jacksonvilleor.us
Location Key: OCH - Old City Hall (S. Oregon & Main) CH - Courthouse
CC - Community Center (160 E. Main Street) NVR - Naversen Room
(Jacksonville Library) FH - Fire Hall (180 N. 3rd St. @ C) EOC - Emergency
Ops Center at Police Station
JACKSONVILLE CITY SCHEDULE
POLICE BLOTTER
Jacksonville Police Department
A consolidated report based on type of calls & number of incidences
February 19, 2014 to March 16, 2014
Alarm - 4
Animal Complaint - 6
Assist - Other Gov't/
Law Enforcement
Agencies - 38
Assist Public - 55
City Ordinance - 5
Death Investigation - 1
Domestic Disturbance - 2
DUII - 1
Fraud - 3
Fugitive - 1
Larceny/Theft - 2
Motor Vehicle Crash - 2
Noise - 2
Property Found - 1
Property Lost - 1
Public Safety - 5
Runaway - 1
Suicide Threats - 1
Suspicious - 6
Traffc/Roads All - 3
Call Type – Total Calls
Tony's Dam Column #2: Undam the Dam
by Tony Hess
This is the second in a series of articles following the process to breach the Jacksonville dam
and reservoir in order to comply with state and federal regulations. The articles will continue
through the construction phase.
Please note… the following words are
writen with my professorial hat perched atop
my head.
I
n today’s world the question
arises… what is the defnition
of ethics, for often it seems to be
lacking in at least some of our public
ofcials. At least the daily headlines keep
telling us that. One interpretation says,
Ethics are “the moral principles that
govern a person's or group's behavior.”
Another is, “they are the rules of conduct
recognized in respect to a particular class
of human actions or a particular group.”
OK. That’s enough. Let’s take the hat
of. After all, doesn’t everyone understand
what ethical behavior is all about? They
should, as the poet Carl Sandburg stated.
“I had taken a course in Ethics. I read a
thick textbook, heard the class discussions
and came out of it saying I hadn't learned
a thing I didn't know before about morals
and what is right or wrong in human
conduct.” Oh! Oh! With some trepidation
I take exception with Carl. Sure, it isn’t
ethical to kill one’s spouse because his
or her snoring bothers one. That’s easy.
However, government ofcials constantly
face somewhat less dramatic questions of
improper behavior in their everyday lives.
Let’s look at some hypothetical examples
in this analysis.
In our frst example, let’s make you a
City Councilor (or Mayor). You are also
a real estate agent and you are the agent
for a landowner who is seeking a land
use decision from the Council. Do you
participate in your role as Councilor? This
is an easy one to answer. Of course not!
You recuse yourself.
Alright! Let’s try a tougher one. Again,
you’re a City Councilor (or Mayor). This
time you’re not an agent. You do have
a personal bias against a landowner
(or organization) appearing before the
Council in the mater of zoning appeals
or other issues. Do you participate or do
you recuse yourself? The question can
be posed another way. Can you set aside
your bias and be truly fair and impartial?
You might want to think you could,
but should your bias become public
knowledge, the day will come when you
might wish you had recused yourself. To
be honest and impartial, you really have
to act and think honestly and impartially.
This can be a tough call for some
people. Politicians can’t always stop from
bringing personal agendas to the table.
After all, everyone has some viewpoint
about most things. If they didn’t, they’d
probably be prety dull people. However,
there are times when one is supposed to
set aside one’s pre-conceived thoughts
and engage in honest and open fact-
fnding before making a decision. But
when that public servant maintains a deaf
ear in light of any facts presented which
are in confict with his or her bias, then
that public servant is acting unethically.
Now… for our third and fnal example!
Again, you’re a Councilor (or Mayor).
This time you fear you are on the
minority side of a major decision the
Council will soon make. Nonetheless,
you are determined to stop this train once
and for all before it leaves the station. In
order to do that, you try to enlist a major
“player” in the city’s business community
on your side. You hope to see economic
and political pressures applied to your
fellow councilors that will force them to
change their minds. But you want to keep
the “appearance” of being impartial…
so it’s all done “backstage” out of view.
You’re able to appear as innocent as a
newborn lamb while the dust setles from
the turmoil you created.
Is what you did illegal? Probably not! Is
it unethical? Some will say no. My answer
is a frm yes! Surreptitious behavior is
dishonest behavior. Hiding your presence
in the events leading to the fnal Council
conclusions would be both misleading
and a disservice to your fellow councilors.
Hopefully, this short addendum to
the Ethics 101 course has been at least
enlightening if not entertaining. Next
month there will be a discussion of
something dear to my heart… motion
pictures and Hollywood, hopefully
without stepping on the toes of two
brilliant writers on the subject—Paula
Block and Terry Erdmann whose work
graces these pages.
Ethics In Our World Today
T
he engineering study and
design of breaching the dam is
well on its way. On March 12,
I had the good fortune to accompany
the experienced team of professionals
including Scot English of NW Biological
Engineering, Joey Howard of Cascade
Stream Solutions, and Steve Koskella of K
& C Environmental Services, to tour the
area of the dam, reservoir, and upstream
creek channel. The goal was to walk
the whole project area to increase their
knowledge of the geology and examine
the existing creek conditions and water
fows. With their experienced eyes, they
discerned the piles of rocks left from the
old hydraulic mining days of the late
1800’s. Of particular interest were the
high piles of rocks, gravel, and sand at the
upper end of the reservoir, some of which
were several feet high. Of similar interest
were the collections of sand and small
gravels in every pool area of Jackson
and Cantrall Creek as these creeks were
examined three thousand feet above the
reservoir. Why all the intense study of
past water fows and sediment fows from
years past? Simply, to help them forecast
future fows and particularly sudden and
massive fows of water and sediment
that might come down the creeks. By
drawing on the past 100 years of history
in the Jacksonville Watershed, consisting
of Jackson Creek and its tributaries of
Cantrall and Norling Creek, they can
plan and design a new stream channel
that will safely handle any extreme high
water fow in these creeks, and minimize
any sediment fows that would be carried
along. The geological evidence on the
ground strongly suggests that those high
piles of sand, gravel, and rocks at the
upper end of the reservoir were deposited
by massive fows of water that came
down the canyons after the far-ranging
fre in the early 1950’s, followed by
rainfalls of rain much larger than average
for three to fve years. With nothing
to hold the runof back, the rain water
quickly reached the creeks and surged
down the canyons, flling some areas
with two to three feet of sand. Sometimes
the fows would form small dams that
accumulated large amounts of water that
would then suddenly release and cascade
down, bringing the debris with the water,
carving new channels in the previously-
piled gravels.
Where do the engineers and the city
stand today on the timeline to breach the
dam? The sediments in the reservoir have
been declared safe with no environmental
hazards. A big hurdle has been overcome
with the Oregon Department of Fish
and Wildlife (ODF&W) Fish Passage
Coordinator giving a tentative opinion
that the requirement to provide fsh
passage to the stream bed above the dam
is not going to be required. The ODF&W
opinion follows.
“Normally, a dam removal project or
abandonment of an artifcial obstruction
would trigger the requirement to meet
all ODFW fsh passage requirements.
However, Upper Rogue Fish District staf
have identifed the end of historic fsh use
to be right in the vicinity of the dam, due
to environmental conditions (fow, size
of stream, etc) upstream of the project
site, regardless if the dam was there or
not. ODFW fsh passage requirements
only pertain to artifcial obstructions
where native migratory fsh are currently
or historically present. Since ODFW has
identifed this site as the end of historical
fsh use in the creek, ODFW fsh passage
requirements do not apply.”
The Wetlands Delineation study
will be ongoing for the next month to
determine the Wetlands mitigation that
may be required to insure that there will
be no net loss of wetlands after the dam
is breached. The Cultural Resources and
Archeology Survey Study and Report
is currently being done, as well. This
all leads to the submital by the city to
the state and the Corps of Engineers
for the Joint Fill and Removal Permit,
the actual permit needed to start the
project. As this all comes together, the
government agencies, city, and engineers
will agree on one of two conceptual
designs and the public will begin to see
the project unfold, including some initial
cost estimates. Could it all get done in
order to see it happen this summer?
We will know more in the next thrilling
installment of this column, so be sure to
read all about it in the May issue of the
Jacksonville Review!
Jacksonville Review Page 16 April 2014
Support for Extension Grows
by Jack Duggan
Letters to the Editor
In the upcoming May election voters
in Jackson County have an opportunity
to create a special tax district to fund
our public library system. This district
would provide a steady revenue source
so that the ups and downs of county
fnancing would no longer afect the
library services that could be ofered. We
all remember when the libraries were
closed in 2007 and then re-opened later
with greatly reduced hours and staf.
The library’s current organizational
structure with many centralized services
and administration is a more efcient
way to operate than independent
libraries for each city. However, the way
it is currently fnanced leaves it at the
mercy of the County budget.
A library district is not a new idea.
Thirteen counties in Oregon and others
throughout the country already have
one. A fve member Board of Directors
would run it, independent of the
County Commissioners. These Board
members would be unpaid citizens
chosen by voters to make policy, adopt
a budget, be legally responsible for
the library, and establish tax rates. The
maximum rate would be .60/$1000
of the value of your property. If your
home is assessed at $200,000, the
average for Jackson County, it would
cost you about .25 per day.
Our Jacksonville Library, among
many things, provides a weekly pre-
school story time, free public Internet
access, a public meeting room, trained
staf to help you obtain information you
may need to repair your car or learn a
new language, books and AV materials
to borrow as well as download to your
e-book reader. Last year more than 5000
items a month were checked out.
If you are not yet a registered voter,
registrations forms will be available
outside the library Wednesdays and
Saturdays during April. Check the
Jacksonville Friends of the Library
website, www.jfol.org for exact hours.
Joan Avery
What's not to like about supporting the
formation of a Special Library District?
Stability in funding for all 15 of our public
libraries? We can handle it. Giving up
the threat of again closing the whole
system? I'm in. Stopping the ongoing
struggles to raise money for 4 open
hours on Saturdays (for a grand—and
embarrassing—total of 16 hours a week in
my Ruch Branch Library)? I'll adjust.
What about the Jackson County
Library District line on my tax
statement? I currently have 4 DVDs,
7 music CDs, 3 magazines, and 16
books checked out on my library
card. Conservative total value of these
materials is $480. Stable funding and
increased access to such riches make this
no contest for me.
This May, do yourself, your family,
and the future of our Jackson County
community a favor by supporting the
Special Library District.
Pat Gordon, Ruch
Supporters of the Southern Oregon
Research and Extension Center
(Extension) have been gathering support
for a ballot measure on the
May primary ballot. Measure
15-121 would provide secure
and stable funding for the
100-year-old organization that
has provided professional,
science-based research
and learning opportunities
through programs such as
Master Gardener, 4-H, Small Woodlands,
Small Farms, Land Stewards, Master
Food Preservers, Natural Resource Youth
Education, Healthy Living and more.
Experts in horticulture, pests, disease
and plant pathology have kept the Rogue
Valley’s pear industry thriving and are
on the front lines of creating healthier,
more productive vineyards. The ballot
measure seeks a maximum rate of fve
cents per thousand, less than the cost of
eating out for lunch once a year. For every
local dollar invested an
additional $8.48 comes
into Jackson County from
State and federal sources.
Thousands of people
each year contact
Extension for answers to
their gardening, water,
woodlot, feed, forage
and natural resource questions. Yet
many people are not aware of Extension
and how it supports Southern Oregon’s
quality of life. To learn more, visit
friendsore.org, send an email to friendsore@
gmail.com or call me at 541-899-7310.
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T
he phrase “Good Fences Make
Good Neighbours” was frst
used in the early 1900’s in a
poem called The Mending Wall by Robert
Frost. This essentially means “People live
more harmoniously when there are clear
boundaries between their properties and
lives.” There are, however, many diferent
opinions on the truth
of this. Does separation
and the creation of
boundaries really keep
the peace and make
people beter neighbors
or do the boundaries we
place between ourselves
push us further apart?
Whatever your
personal opinion on
this issue, fences are
used to create a sense
of privacy, protect
children and pets,
provide separation from
busy streets, provide
security in high crime
neighborhoods, and
enhance the appearance
of property by providing
an atractive landscape. Fences are
also utilized for agricultural uses or
to mark the boundaries of a property.
Whenever fences are located on property
boundaries they must be located properly
to minimize the chance of causing legal
issues that may be expensive to resolve.
From Hadrian’s Wall in Roman
Britain to the Great Wall of China,
built thousands of years before Robert
Frost’s prophetic words, neighbors have
struggled with the age-old problem of
constructing fences.
Just where to put it is answered by the
Romans and the Chinese—you place it
along the boundary on your side of the
property line. This way, you own it, and
whether you are fencing other people out
or your people in, this location makes
the most sense. You have the right to
construct a fence right on the property
line, but if you do, you run the risk that it
will be jointly owned with the neighbor,
as well as having maintenance issues if
you need to access the fence from your
neighbor’s side or other issues if your
neighbor does not want a fence.
In the City of Jacksonville, fences,
hedges, and walls are all regulated as a
fence by the zoning ordinance. In the city
limits, a property owner is entitled to
construct a fence within the rear yard or
interior side yard (the side not abuting
a street), provided the fence does not
exceed six feet in height, or in the front
yard provided it does not exceed three
feet in height. Notwithstanding that
requirement, picket fences associated
with historic dwellings that are included
on the Jacksonville Landmark List may
exceed three feet in height based on either
documentation of existence in the past or
appropriateness to the architectural style
of the dwelling. On a street side yard (a
side abuting a street), fencing is limited
to three feet in height if the fence is within
ten feet of the lot line, or six feet in height
if the fence is set back more than 10 feet
from the lot line. All fencing requires a
fence permit.
Fence height is measured as the vertical
distance from the ground to the highest
point of the fence. If the ground on which
the fence is located has been altered, the
fence height is measured from natural
grade. In certain cases, the maximum
height may be exceeded; contact the
City of Jacksonville
Planning Department
to discuss when this is
allowed. There are also
site distance triangles
to consider. If you
have a corner lot, you
must not construct
a fence that would
interfere with the
visibility of trafc.
Some jurisdictions do not regulate the
type of materials you use. In Jacksonville,
wood, brick, rockwork, or low post and
wire and hedgerows are encouraged.
Concrete block walls are prohibited.
Cyclone or chain link fencing is not
allowed within any front yard or street
side yard setback area, and only allowed
on side and rear
yards if coated with a
nonmetallic material.
Vinyl fencing is not
allowed within certain
areas and fencing
is required to be
historically-appropriate
in both material
and style. Electric or
barbed-wire fencing
is not allowed along a
sidewalk, public way, or
the adjoining property
line of a property under
diferent ownership.
In non-residential
zone districts, a fence,
wall, hedge or other
similar screening device
may be required as a
condition to the approval of a proposed
commercial improvement on a lot
adjacent to a property in a residential
district. In certain zone districts,
additional regulations apply, so be sure to
check with the City of Jacksonville if you
decide you want to construct a fence. If
you live outside the City limits, make sure
you check with Jackson County Planning
Department as fence regulations are
diferent in each jurisdiction.
If that’s not enough, there may be
further restrictions in the form of
covenants, conditions, and restrictions
registered against the title to your
property (called CC&Rs). These rules
are specifc to your subdivision and
generally they deal with the nature, type,
materials and the aesthetic appearance
of the fence. These rules are generally
enforced through the homeowner’s
association of the subdivision. If you
are unsure if your property has CC&Rs
you can contact a title company to see if
CC&Rs have been recorded.
Now you come to the hard part—just
where is your property line? And, don’t
forget about the underground services:
water, sewer, gas lines, telephone lines
and cable TV. Contact the Oregon Utility
Notifcation Center to fnd out the
location of the underground services; they
can mark out the approximate location
before you start digging.
Let’s assume you wish to construct
a six-foot wood fence. The standard
posts are 4 inches by 4 inches and
your boundary line is thinner than the
narrowest thread. If you build it on the
property line, it will encroach over your
neighbor’s property by two inches. If you
are both building the fence, then this is
fne, but if it’s your project, move it back
just inside the line.
How do you fnd out the exact location?
The simplest and most accurate way (if
survey markers have not been recorded
at the County Surveyor’s ofce) is to
call a surveyor to fnd the boundaries.
Another option, if you are in a new area,
is to organize a fence building weekend
with your neighbors and share the cost
of a surveyor. Local fence companies
will be happy to dig the holes and place
the posts, making fence building an
enjoyable community activity for your
neighborhood. And as for the original
question, Do good fences make good
neighbors, that’s for you to decide!
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10 ways to increase the value of
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W
hen preparing your home
for sale, there are many
inexpensive improvements
that will bring you greater value and help
sell your home faster. We’ve all heard that
you should de-cluter, de-personalize and
have chocolate chip cookies baking in the
oven when it is shown. We also know that
if you have unlimited funds that granite,
hardwood foors and stainless steel
appliances are all the rage, but expensive.
And basic improvements, such as new
carpet can still costs thousands of dollars.
The following are some inexpensive ways
to improve your home with very litle
cash, to consider before selling.
1. Replace Front Door—The National
Association of Realtors does a study
every year of “Remodeling Cost vs.
Value Report”* and rates home projects
with the highest and lowest return on
investment. Last year,
the highest return went
to replacing your front
door at 85.6%. A frst
impression is a lasting
impression, so make
it count. A dated front
door makes a house
look cheap, and a worn
front door makes a
house look uncared-for
or old. If you cannot
aford to replace your
front door, paint it a bold color, using
high-gloss paint. Put a fower pot on each
side of the front door with fowers in
bloom for extra impact.
2. Interior Doors—Replace old, dated,
brown, fat panel wood doors with raised
panel white doors or paint the existing
door to make them look clean and fresh.
Basic raised panel hollow-core doors cost
$20 to $30 and come pre-primed.
3. New Electrical Switch Plates—This is
such an easy improvement, but can really
stand out and only cost about 50 cents
each. For the entry, living room and other
obvious areas, nicer bronze or brass plates
run $5 each—and make a diference.
4. New Door Handles—An old door
handle, especially worn gold ones look
bad. For about $20, replace them with
new bronze-fnished handles. For an
added touch, replace bathroom and
bedroom door handles with the fancy
lever handles for about $20 each.
5. Paint/Replace Trim—If the entire
interior of the house does not need a
paint job, consider painting the trim,
using a semi-gloss bright white paint.
Newer, modern custom homes typically
come with beige or light brown walls
and bright-white trim. If the foor trim is
worn, cracked or just plain ugly, replace it!
Lowe's and Home Depot carry a new foam
trim that is pre-painted in several fnishes
and costs less than 50 cents per linear foot.
If you really want to create a great frst
impression, add crown moulding.
6. The Entry—After the front door,
make sure the entryway is inviting. Use
a plant, decorative piece of furniture
or art that sets the tone for the home. If
you have dated, linoleum entry foors,
consider 12″ ceramic tiles, which run $100
to recover an 8’ x 8’ area.
7. Bathrooms—Any home with ugly,
old shower curtains can be a turnof
and make it feel dirty. If your shower/
tub is nice, buy a curtain that ties back
so you can show of your tub and
display decorative soaps and candles.
If a shower door is worn and beyond
reviving, consider simply hanging a
curtain instead. If replacing, consider
clear glass to make the bath look larger
(unless the shower
is unsightly then use
obscure glass). A new
shower door cost about
$500. And, add a new
vanity for only a couple
hundred dollars more!
8. Kitchens—
Replacing kitchen
cabinets is expensive,
and painting them
can save money. Use a
semi-gloss white and
fnish them with colorful knobs. For
considerably more you can replace doors
and paint them to match the cabinets.
Americans spend a major amount of time
in the kitchen so a nice bronze, modern
faucet looks great, as well and only cost
around $150.
9. Window Shuters and Trim—If the
front of your home is plain or you have
old-looking windows, consider adding
shuters. You can purchase them in a few
colors and they’re easy to install. Enhance
your curb appeal by just painting the trim
of your house.
10. Add a Nicer Mailbox and House
Numbers—If everyone on the block has
the same black mailbox, change it out for
about $35 and for about $60 more, add a
wooden post. This litle detail is one buyers
love! And, new house numbers or painting
existing ones make good sense, too.
All indicators point to another year of
increasing home prices, but go beyond what
the market is doing and ensure you get more
for your home by increasing its appeal!
*You can read more about last year’s study
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535 Scenic Drive, Jacksonville
Amazing views of the Rogue Valley from
this lovely, updated home on a beautiful
.55 acre lot. Master suite on main level.
Lower level would be great for in-laws or
guests. Extensive covered decking on 2
levels for outdoor living and entertaining.
3 BR plus an office with over 2300 sq.ft.
$399,900
1050 Humbug Creek Rd.,
Applegate
Custom built home on 11.2 acres of
privacy in the Applegate Valley area.
Gorgeous 2050 sq. ft. home with
panoramic views and soaring ceilings. Also
features a 2 story 28'by 32' woodworking
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Jacksonville
Just listed! Incredible Stagecoach Hills
home with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths
and over 3100 sq. ft plus a bonus room.
Master bedroom on the main level,
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Upper Applegate Rd
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Jacksonville
Close to Applegate Lake.
Includes fractional interest in recreational lot on
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Jacksonville
Make your own history on this beautiful .34 acre
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Gas, water, and sewer to the property.
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1100 and 1104 S. Third St.,
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Country living in the city limits of
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serene setting in a well established neighborhood.
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5 acres -
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355 W. Oak St, Jacksonville
Just Listed. Charming home on
a great .35 acre lot close to Britt. 2 bedrooms
plus a den. Approx. 1118 square feet. New floor-
ing, gas heat, new kitchen, covered porch and
patio, RV parking.
$229,900
Blue Door Garden Store.
Jacksonville boutique store carries garden
paraphernalia such as gifts, pots, gloves, high end
tools & organic products. Lines of local and
Northwest artists garden art and increased
inventory of garden stakes, hooks, chimes,
statuary and bird baths, all designed for local and
visiting gardeners and for year round appeal.
Business only $40,000. Inventory sold separately.
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2 BA plus an attached oversized garage
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Located at the end of a paved road for
privacy. Adjacent to BLM property.
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541-846-6372
rosellasvineyard.com
330 Kubli Rd., Grants Pass
541-846-9985
sfvineyards.com
222 Missouri Flat Rd., Grants Pass
541-846-9223
serravineyards.com
9110 N. Applegate Rd.
541-862-2693
solorovineyard.com
16955 Water Gap Rd.
541-846-7175
plaisanceranch.com
1475 Kubli Rd., Grants Pass
541846-9900
troonvineyard.com
1000 Upper Applegate Rd., J’ville
541-899-8468
valleyviewwinery.com
8200 Highway 238, Grants Pass
541-864-6817
818 Slagle Creek Rd, Grants Pass
541-846-6364
wcwinery.com
4550 Little Applegate Rd, J’ville
541-899-1565
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Private Event Facility
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ßThrough April 27: SOHS EXHIBIT "FAR OUT!
SOUTHERN OREGON IN THE 60s," Historic
Woolworth Building, Downtown Medford.
See article on page 9.
ßSaturday & Sunday, April 5 & 6: ROXY ANN
GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY SHOW,
County Fairgrounds. See article on page 8.
ßSaturday, April 12, 9:00am: ATA HIKE: BALLS
BRANCH IN WELLINGTON WILD LANDS.
Meet at BLM's Bunny Meadows Staging area.
See article on page 38.
ßThursday, April 17, 6:00-8:00pm: SCHMIDT
FAMILY VINEYARDS CIGAR & WINE
NIGHT. See ad on page 40.
ßThursday, April 17, 6:30pm: JVILLE FIRE
DEPARTMENT COMMUNITY CLASSES,
"What is CERT and how it Works." See article on page 14.
ßFriday, April 18, 7:00pm: MOVIE NIGHT AT
OLD CITY HALL, The Train. See article on page 18.
ßSaturday, April 19, 9:00am: ANNUAL FRANK
CARTER EASTER EGG HUNT, Bigham Knoll
ball felds. See article on page 6.
ßSaturday, April 19, 9:00am-Noon: CEMETERY
MARKER CLEANING & WORKSHOP,
Historic Cemetery. See article on page 6.
ßSaturday, April 19: SCHMIDT FAMILY
VINEYARDS EASTER CELEBRATION.
See ad on page 40.
ßEaster Sunday, April 20, 1:00-3:00pm: OLD-
FASHIONED EASTER EGG ROLL, Beekman
House. See article on page 5 and ad on page 6.
ßEaster Sunday, April 20, 2:00-4:00pm: BELLES &
BEAUS EASTER EGG STROLL, California
Street. See article on page 6.
ßSaturday, April 26, 9:00am-2:00pm: FIREWISE
DAY, Westmont Neighborhood. See article on page 14.
ßSaturday, April 26, 9:30am: JWA HIKE-A-THON,
Doc Grifn Park. See article on page 4.
EVENTS CALENDAR ✱APRIL 2014
J a c k s o n v i l l e A r t E v e n t s
A p r i l 2 0 1 4
"Environmentality"
Art Presence Art Center
April 4 - 27: In a celebration of
Earth and Nature, members
share works depicting the
landscapes that surround us,
in the forms of still life, people
or large scale views of our
world.
Artist Reception Friday, April 11 from 5 - 7pm.
“The Bridge to 2020”
April 6, 3 - 4pm: Catie Faryl
presents art and ideas about
improving our environment
with new and old beliefs and
practices. Addressing the
challenges we face, she will
offer suggestions on how we
can restore balance in our use
of resources and reclaim our
stewardship of the earth. FREE.
April 26: In support of the Jacksonville Hike-a-thon, we
will donate 25% of all sales on April 26th to the
Jacksonville Woodlands.
Enjoy More Art Presence Curated Exhibits:
Jacksonville Library:
Naversen Room, thru April 14:
Show of oil paintings by Eva
Thiemann depicting Alaskan
brown bears and dramatic Arctic
landscapes continues.
Front Entrance Display Case
April 1 - May 12:
"Oregon in the Sixties”
A presentation by Carolyn
Kingsnorth of the Jacksonville
Heritage Society.
Medford Library:
Now – April 21: Photography by Jacie Gray.
The Art Presence Art Center is a nonprofit organization
located at 206 North Fifth Street, on the grounds of
Jacksonville’s historic courthouse. Our gallery is open
every Friday through Sunday from 11am - 5pm.
Visit us online at art-presence.org
GoodBean Coffee
April 1 - 30: De McCrae
Originally from Klamath
Falls, De moved to Medford
in 2009 after retiring as an
Oregon State Trooper. Her
detailed realism appears to be
the result of years of practice,
yet she only began painting
recently. 165 South Oregon
St. ~ 541-899-8740
South Stage Cellars
April 10 - May 14:
Steven Addington
Steven has been passionate about
photography since he was given
his first film camera. Over the
years, he has developed a unique
style and exceptional ability that
captures the essence of the
moment. Artist reception on April 19 from 5 - 8pm with
complimentary hors d’oeuvres and live music. No cover.
125 South Third St. ~ 541-899-9120

More at: www.soartists.com/calendar.html
Website & Art Event Calendar by
Hannah West Design, LLC ~ 541.899.2012
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4 & 5
10
11 & 12
17
18 & 19
24
25 & 26
HARLEE CASE
THE FRET DRIFTERS
ROGUE SUSPECTS TRIO
L.E.F.T.
TIM MITCHELL
IT BEATS WORKIN’
DAVID PINSKY & BROADWAY PHIL
THE RHYTHM KINGS
APRIL
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Free concert talk with Martin Majkut
one hour before each performance
Tickets Online
rvsymphony.org
Phone 541-552-6398
Martin
Majkut
CONDUCTOR
7:30pm Thursday, April 17
GP Performing Arts Center,
Grants Pass
7:30pm Friday, April 18
SOU Music Recital Hall, Ashland
7:30pm Saturday, April 19
Craterian Theater, Medford
Peter Soave,
Bandoneón
Piazzolla
Aconcagua: Concerto
for Bandoneón
Williams, “The
Cowboys” Overture
Márquez, Danzón No. 2
Bernstein, Symphonic
Dances from
“West Side Story”
$20–$50
Limited $10 seats in Medford
and Grants Pass
Students $5,
all concerts all season
St. Andrew’s Anglican Church
Traditional Anglican Service 1928 Book of Common Prayer
www.standrewsanglican.org
Holy Communion 10:30am
HE IS RISEN!
Celebrate with us on
Easter morning!
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A Cup of Conversation
by Michael Kell
Christian Hamilton, Principal Broker
541-621-0679
chamilton@windermere.com
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Jacksonville
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Michael Kell is co-owner of GoodBean
Cofee in Jacksonville.
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Faye Haynes at 541-324-1298 if you have any questions or wish to
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W
ords are
powerful.
Words
hold the course of
life and death, redemption and judgment.
Words are the molecular building blocks
of creation and human interaction.
Words seal transactions,
heal transgressions and are
more potent than destiny,
fate or chance because words
alter intent and therefore
direction. There is nothing
more powerful than words
except the tongue speaking
the word and the heart
giving it permission.
Have you noticed
relationships are under
assault? Texting and cryptic
social media have unleashed
an ofensive on manners and self-restraint.
When did we start to feel comfortable
cyber-spiting words that cut so deep? Is it
because we text and post words we’d never
speak face to face? A generation ago, a
wrong word spoken might have come back
in the immediate form of palm to cheek or
fst to nose. The ancient hand-writen leter
aforded us time to reconsider a word and
exercise beter judgment while on the way
to the mailbox.
Writen, spoken, texted or typed, we
have all seen relationships devastated
by words. The tongue betrays the heart
every time whether in falsehood or in
truth. This is a deeply spiritual precept
and those who understand truth in
this context, yet don’t practice its
wisdom, sufer loss so great it can’t be
quantifed. We've all cut and bled along
the relationship road and can testify the
healing power of the sincere apologetic
word is beyond human comprehension
but chronic ofending tongues choke
to death on the words I am sorry, I was
wrong, and please forgive me.
On the fip slide, a virtuous word can
set course to beter life. Working with
troubled teens, I’ve seen both good fruit
in the encouraging word and biter fruit
in the thoughtless word. The most painful
memory sharing time with these kids
was speaking a careless word of promise
to connect for a day of fun with a boy
who had litle in his life except his fsts.
When the promised day escaped me
the boy was left hanging on my broken
word. Unbeknownst to me, he relapsed
and acted out violently on a pack of
kids who atempted to take his bike. The
delinquents ended up in
the E.R. and the boy in a
juvenile detention camp.
When I tried to contact
him, the probation ofcer
refused saying the boy lost
trust in me. I broke my word
and he’d enough of that
in his life. That was a very
painful word to hear. The
careless word nullifed the
best of intentions. Months
spent building trust was
lost forever along with any
potential good coming to his life through
the relationship. My costly lesson was paid
at the boy’s biter expense but isn’t that
always the way? Whether a parent’s lesson
at the child’s expense, a husband’s lesson
at wife’s expense or neighbor’s lesson at
neighbor’s expense, it’s the words spoken
or unspoken that determine the end of
things or the beginning.
There are few things more appropriate
than words to afrm afections of the
heart. But be careful and know the words
‘I Love You’ or ‘I am Sorry’ require far
more than a prompted inclination to
speak them. There is no greater waste than
empty words, especially those two sets
of three. At the end of our days when all
is reconciled, I believe there’s a moment
we’ll see in a snap-shot the entirety of our
words' efect on this world along with
good never harvested because of words
spoken or unspoken. I think that is a
loving, even prophetic word for all of us.
A word of healing was to be featured in
this month’s edition but the words might
be a litle heavy for a small-town paper.
This was a prudent word so a blog was
started at www.workperk.com for those
interested in something a litle...deeper.
And that’s called an opportunistic word.
Be Good not biter.
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Saturday Mornings at Shooting Star Nursery
SHOOTING STAR
NURSERY
wholesale • retail • design & consultation
Visit the experts at Shooting Star Nursery
and get the design and plant advice you seek.
Need help making
the right plant
choices for cold
hardiness, drought
tolerance, or deer
resistance?
Check out our series of Sat. Gardening classes including fresh coffee and
kids activities on our website at www.roguevalleynursery.com/class
Cold damage?
Get 20% off a
replacement plant.
Mention this ad
and bring in a cutting,
limited to 3 plants.
3223 Taylor Road • Central Point • 541.840.6453
Open Monday–Friday 8–5 and Saturday 9–5
HomeWorx by Cheryl von Tress
Kitchens: Some Bright Ideas
Y
our kitchen
is the
“Heart of
the Home”—make it a feast for the
eyes! Lighting is essential to creating a
functional and stylish center for nourishing
both body and soul. No mater your
personal style—without great lighting
choices, a kitchen can remain lackluster.
No longer do we ask a single ceiling
fxture to provide the illumination. Food
preparation and enjoyment, homework
completion, activity planning and
socializing all take
place in this “heartbeat
room” of your home.
Ambient light
(soft, warm) gives
your kitchen life and
allows you to move
safely through the
space. Task light
(under-cabinet,
track/monorail/
cable systems)
create a functional
space. Accent light
(directional spot or
stem lighting, cabinet
lights) shows of
loved and decorative
objects. When used
independently or in
combination, they provide function and
create atmosphere in the kitchen.
When planning a new home or remodel,
consulting with your electrician about
proper switching is essential. Make sure
your kitchen works for you! No need to
setle for a “one approach fts all” electrical
plan. The electrical systems market is alive
with technological options to take your
kitchen and home into the future with ease.
Ambient Lighting—The amount of
ambient light needed depends on how the
room is used, the amount of natural light
available and the time of day. Decorative
lighting is much beter suited for ambient
lighting. Types of fxtures that provide
the best ambient light include chandeliers,
pendants, sconces and inverted bowls.
Recessed cans are available in various
sizes to ft into your unique design theme.
The direct lighting they distribute is suited
best for task and accent lighting, and
should not be used for ambient lighting.
Task Lighting—Review how your
kitchen is used versus how you’d like to
use the space. Sometimes, a change in task
lighting can increase the functionality and
draw family and friends in to share time
there. Ensuring every task is met with
equal importance can be addressed with a
variety of lighting techniques and fxtures.
Accent Lighting—Accent lighting
can enhance fne artwork, tableware
displayed in a
cabinet or the unique
architectural traits
of a room. Track
lighting or recessed
adjustable fxtures
can make art displays
more visual. Lights
can be aimed at
cabinetry to highlight
embellishments or
directed at stand-
alone cabinets used
for display. Miniature
accent lighting adds
charm and dimension
and is especially
useful for illuminating
collectibles and
dinnerware. Toe-kick
lighting (mounted beneath cabinets near
the foor) is another way to add elegance,
sense of space and style.
Decorative Lighting—Eye-catching
pendants and chandeliers create signature
style. When paired to complement cabinetry
(or when used to juxtapose diferent styles
in an eclectic space), decorative lighting
allows for personal expression. In some
cases, the decorative lighting and the task
lighting are a single system, for example,
cable/track/monorail fxtures.
Cheryl von Tress, owner of Cheryl von
Tress Design, is a designer and lighting plan
specialist. Hourly or fxed fee services are
available for new construction, remodels and do-
it-yourself consultations. Southern and Coastal
Oregon, Northern California. Cheryl can be
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CHERYL VON TRESS
DESIGN GROUP
BEFORE!
Shooting Star Nursery invites you
to join them for a series of spring
gardening classes beginning at the
nursery located at 3223 Taylor Road
in Central Point. All classes begin
at 10:00am at the nursery unless
indicated otherwise, space is limited
so please be sure to register.
*Denotes kid-friendly class–bring
your age-appropriate child for no
charge. During classes there will also
be a sandbox, treasure hunt, and some
kid friendly activities (children are still
under parents supervision) and refreshments.
*April 5th: How to Create a Beautiful
Poted Arrangement—Tired or ripping
out annuals every year? Let us show
you how to make an all-season interest
container using shrubs, perennials,
and grasses. It’s easy, beautiful, and a
great way to reuse, recycle, and reduce!
Registration fee-$10, bring your own
pots and supplies or we will have many
on hand for purchase. Poting soil is
included in class fee. Kids are free with
adult registration.
April 12th: I Just Moved Here, What do
I plant?—We get a lot of new transplants
to the Rogue Valley stumped on what to
grow and where to start with their garden.
We will cover our special Southern Oregon
climate and what successful plant choices
you do have—including deer-resistant and
drought-tolerant options... and quite a few
rare things that can’t grow anywhere else!
Registration fee-$10—Includes a 10% of
gift certifcate.
April 19th: Plants for Privacy—
Looking to screen an unsightly view or
just create some more privacy? Think
your only choices are Photinia and
English Laurel? We will show you a
wide ofering of screening plants for a
more natural look—and even some ideas
for avoiding the monoculture hedge.
Registration fee-$10—Includes a 10% of
gift certifcate.
April 26th: Deer-resistant Plants for
the Rogue Valley—Tired of the deer
chewing all of your beautiful plants
and ruining your hard work? Think
that Juniper is the only thing that is
deerproof? Let us show you some of the
more deer-resistant plants based on our
extensive experience in the Rogue Valley.
Many of them you may not have seen
before! Registration fee-$10—Includes a
10% of gift certifcate.
May 3rd & 4th: Master Gardener
Spring Fair at the Expo Center—Come
see us at the fair! We will have many
unusual plants, edibles, and poted
arrangements that you may not have seen
at the nursery.
Please see entire list of classes and
registration information at www.
roguevalleynursery.com/class or call
541-840-6453. See ad this page.
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The Weed Wrangler by Bob Budesa
Bob Budesa moved to Jacksonville from Alturas California
in 1989, retired from BLM after 38 years where he oversaw the
noxious weed program with Medford District BLM (850,000
acres), worked in the Wild Horse Program in the 1970’s, and
has been a member of the Jacksonville Woodlands Association
since 2009. Bob is still involved with noxious weed education
and awareness, primarily through the Jackson Coordinated
Weed Management Area he helped start several years ago.
U
h-oh…they’re here…
weeds, that is! As
the weather warms,
the weeds we need to be most
concerned about are noxious
weeds—those that, by defnition,
cause economic loss, and harm the environment.
Noxious weeds choke out crops, destroy
range and pasture lands, clog waterways,
afect human and animal health, decrease
property values, and threaten native plant
communities. Most of Oregon’s least
desirable noxious weeds are of European,
Mediterranean, and Asian origin.
The weeds on your property are, of
course, your business. As a temporary
property owner (that’s right, you’ll not own
if forever), it’s your duty and obligation to
take care of your property to the best of your
ability! This should not come as a surprise! And, what
you don’t do with your property (weed control) is just as
important as what you do, and can adversely afect your
neighbors, so be considerate and control your weeds!
The one weed we’re most familiar with around here is
Yellow Starthistle (Centaurea solsticialis). A tap-rooted, winter
annual, it loves warm, south-facing slopes, but given the
chance, will occupy almost any un-shaded piece of ground.
Seed output can be as high at 30,000 seeds per square meter,
with about 95% of the seed being viable soon after dispersal.
Most seeds germinate within a year of dispersal, but some
can remain viable in the soil for many years.
This is not a difcult weed to kill, but one has to be
persistent if one expects to get rid of it. If you’ve got
starthistle on your property, you can bet there’s seed
in the soil that will germinate either later this year, or
next year, or the year after that, so you’ve got to be
persistent. Don’t give up.
Annual weeds, like starthistle, will succumb to a
variety of treatments, from shovels and hoes, mowing
and burning, to herbicides, goats, and insects. Five
species of insects, or biological controls, have been
released for over 20 years in Oregon, so don’t invest too
much time or energy in that method. Besides, insects
are prety much a last-ditch efort. You’ve got other
tools, with more immediate results, at your
disposal. Pull, dig, mow, chop, disk, burn, or
spray… they’re all viable tools to control this
annual weed. Just do so before yellow fowers
appear (because seeds will be produced shortly
thereafter). If you start treating plants after
fower production, cut the fowers of, and bag
them for disposal later. By doing this, you’ve
prevented production of seed, and you can kill
the remaining plant at your leisure. Remember,
if you decide to spray, READ AND FOLLOW
THE PRODUCT LABEL COMPLETELY.
The best time to treat weeds is prior to seed
production, which for starthistle is as early as late June.
That doesn’t mean you have to wait until June—get busy
as soon as you fnd it! To learn more, (since I don’t have
a lot of space here) go to htp://oregon.gov/ODA/PLANT/
WEEDS/. This website is one of the best, but if you’re
armed with a computer, you already know how to search
for information, don’t you?
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me
at bob_budesa@yahoo.com.
by Lara Knackstedt, Rogue Olive Oil
T
here is nothing quite like the smell of freshly-
crushed olives and taste of oil straight of the mill.
It is even more exciting when the olives were just
hand-picked in Oregon. Production levels are modest,
but pioneers in the state are geting very
good oils. It has been a great pleasure to
taste many Oregon frsts this harvest season,
including electric green Picual, Tuscan-
style blends and the virgin run of olive oil
crushed on the Hoyal Farm just outside of
Jacksonville. While most growers are not
producing enough oil to stock grocery store
shelves, there are a few Oregon oils every
olive oil enthusiast should try.
Our closest grower with oil available is in
the Umpqua Valley. River Ranch, located on
the Umpqua River, has been crushing 100%
estate-grown Arbequina and Arbosana olives
for two years from trees planted in 2010. The speed at
which their trees have come into production has been
remarkable. The oil is very food-friendly with a nice
balance of green and ripe fruit and medium intensity.
While color is not an important quality indicator, it is
noteworthy that River Ranch oil is not intensely green
in color and is surprisingly smooth considering the
maturity of the fruit and relatively short growing season.
River Ranch Oregon Olive Oil can be found online at
riverranchoregonoliveoil.com, umpqualocalgoods.com and
will soon be available in local specialty markets.
Calamity Hill is the smallest commercial winery in the
state. Tom and Marion Vail began experimenting with
olives in 2006. The current production level is small, but
they plan to keep exploring which varieties will really
work in their micro-climate. Vail is very happy with the
oil quality. “Last year we had a total of 3 gallons and sold
it in 1.7 oz. botles. It sold out quickly and we thought
it was some of the best oil we have ever had.” They will
soon botle their 2013 harvest of about 6 gallons. You can
fnd their oil in the Calamity Hill tasting room which is
only open Memorial Day and Labor Day
weekends (Saturday and Sunday only)
and by appointment, calamityhill.com. They
will likely frst sell oil at their Memorial
Day event.
Oregon Olive Mill at Red Ridge is where
most of the milling magic is happening
in the state. The Oregon Olive Mill is
currently the only facility in the state
capable of milling commercially. Paul
Durant and his parents Ken and Penny
have been geting national atention
for producing quality oil just south of
Portland. While much of their current
production is dependent on fresh fruit brought in from
Northern California, their Oregon groves are producing
more fruit each year. An efort to try Tuscan, Picual,
Mission and other varietals is starting to pay of with cold
hardiness and lively, vibrant oil. Estate-grown oil is still
in limited production, but all the Oregon Olive Mill oil
is good, fresh extra virgin oil. I recommend visiting Red
Ridge to sample oil and wine—it’s a beautiful destination
and the Durants are wonderful hosts. You can also
fnd the oil online at oregonolivemill.com or in a growing
number of Portland area stores such as Olive & Vine,
Pastaworks, Market of Choice and Elephants Delicatessen.
Taking the extra efort to try these super local oils is
well worth the additional time and expense. The 2013
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Jacksonville Review Page 26 April 2014
Jacksonville Garden Club History
By Eloise Cady and Pat Dahl
Chapter Three: The 90's
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Fencing l-r: Walt Jaskiewicz, Ann Rembert, Pat Cutler,
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Greens sale l-r: Eleanor Vorona, Joanne Schult,
Ruth Root, Eloise Cady
The Jacksonville Garden
Club’s 29th-annual Spring
Sale will be held on Friday,
May 9th & Saturday, May
10th, from 10:00am to 2:00pm
outside the Post Ofce on
Oregon Street in downtown
Jacksonville. The sale will
feature cookies, brownies,
breakfast pastries, and
other treats baked by Club
members. Beautiful fresh-cut
fowers, unusual plants, and
hand-made cards will also be
available for purchase. All of these items are perfect for
Mother’s Day gifts. Club members create interesting
and lovely bouquets at very reasonable prices, and
the proceeds go to support civic and environmental
projects in the Rogue Valley.
Money raised from
Garden Club activities
also provide scholarships
to local young people
studying in related
felds at the Oregon
Stewardship and Rogue
Community College,
and also support local
beautifcation projects at
the Peter Brit Garden,
Doc Grifn Park, and the
Jacksonville Post Ofce.
Plan to visit the Spring
Flower and Bake Sale on May 9th or 10th, and bring
home some spring sunshine and sweetness!
For more information about the Spring Sale or Jacksonville
Garden Club events, please contact President Jo Ann Miller at 541-
858-8090 or Sue Miler at samiler17@gmail.com or 301-452-4440.
Save the Date for Garden Club Spring Sale!
I
n the early 90's membership
had increased to 48. The
Club was incorporated as a
non- proft organization in 1994.
The major Garden Club
project in the early 90's was
enhancing the area between the
Post Ofce and the Information
Center. The area was rototilled,
amended with soil, an irrigation
system installed and planted
with spring bulbs. In 1992, a 14”
high wrought iron fence was
installed to protect the area.
The cost of the fencing was a
“high ticket item” for the Garden
Club ($1,400). Financial help was
received from Jacksonville service
clubs: Rotary, Lions. Boosters,
and the Jacksonville Chamber
of Commerce to complete
the project. This was a true
community efort. The Garden
Club continued to improve this
area with additional plantings of
ferns, heather and hostas.
Yearly, the Club amended soil,
planted annuals in the strip in
front of the Post Ofce. In 1995 a
forsythia (Forsythia intermedia) was
planted in the same area in memory
of Doris Gierlof, President of the Garden Club (1989/1991).
With its burst of bright yellow blossoms, this hardy shrub
announces spring is on the way despite what the weather
indicates. In 1997 eight Simplicity roses were planted
between the Post Ofce and the Information Center.
Maintenance, irrigation repairs and replanting have
been an ongoing Garden Club
project in this area for 22 years.
AND this wasn't the only
area of Jacksonville where the
Club was involved during the
90's. In 1991 they planted 17
trees in Doc Grifn Park, the
City's second park; in 1995
they planted a red maple
(acer rubrum) on the Museum
Grounds in memory of Lois
McKee Hardy; in 1996 they
planted and maintained two
Doc Grifn Park sign areas.
In 1996, the Christmas
Greens Sale project (now the
Holiday Greens Sale) was
organized by Ruth Root to raise
funds for Garden Club ongoing
projects (see above) and for a
new project: scholarships.
Holiday table arrangements
and gift baskets were created
by members from fresh
evergreens and sold at the US
Hotel Ballroom in conjunction
with the American Business
Women’s fund raiser. This frst
Greens Sale neted $566.32.
At the close of the 20th
century, the Club had 47
members. It was fnancially stable. The Club had
come a long way in 20 years through hard work and
commitment by the membership and its leaders to the
Club's mission: to create and promote beauty in our
community and conserve our natural resources.
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T
he paragraph above was part
of the very frst writen in this
column 4 years ago this month!
April and Harvey Bower were the frst
to share their wonderful garden with
me and allowed me to use them as
Guinea pigs! As
I was thinking
of writing this
month’s column,
I went “nostalgic”
about the last 4
years, recalling
the joy I have had
in covering such
a variety of styles
of gardens…but
more specifcally,
the people behind
them. So this
month is dedicated to all of them, and
many more to come!
One of the things I have come to learn
in doing this column is the amazing
variety in what people call “gardens.”
There are no rules, no boxes, or limits, no
errors in this game and every garden is
unique and flled with learning, successes,
and “contentments.” Even those with no
“garden” have a spot they love in their
yard or on their porch or patio—a place
where they sit and relax, take in the
outdoors, think through their day, enjoy
wine & cheese, or chat with a friend or
family member. We use our gardens
for so many reasons—to celebrate,
walk, escape, grieve, learn, play, create,
work-of stress, pray, build, entertain,
harvest, and teach children about bugs
and fowers.
I’ve seen gardens beyond imagination
and grandeur and others, small
and humble. Gardens for handicap
accessibility, fairies, a hillside forest,
birding, glass art, historic preservation,
terracing, harvesting, containers and
condo style. The list goes on, but all those
tending them had the same responses:
they love to garden. And while the
reasons as to “why do you garden”
vary, what amazes me is that there is
always a noticeable hesitation and then
a glow, smile, or glimmer and pause, as
the person thought through and tried to
articulate “why?” This is because it is so
deep and true and simple. Gardening
hits a core in all
of us—a place
we can be, create
and be a part of
nature. It is true
therapy. Children
in inner-cities
who experience
a garden for the
frst time are
amazed and show
joy no sidewalk
skateboard can
give. It is in us
and part of us, either to do, observe,
or learn about. I think it takes diferent
directions in all of us, but it is there,
waiting to be explored in some way. Even
as we gardeners age or perhaps move
and “downsize,” the need is still fulflled
through patio pots, terrariums or poted
plants being constantly nurtured. I have
found that size and space do not mater,
as long as soil can still be worked!
I urge each of you to be aware of
gardens around you, no mater the look,
size, or what it ofers. Learn to appreciate
what you may have never experienced.
Find out about the garden, introduce
yourself to the gardener behind it and
ask them about it. You just may be
blessed like I have in learning about and
understanding “my neighbor’s garden!”
And, should you take the challenge and
discover one, give me a call—I’d love to
hear about it!
Thanks for sharing your amazing
gardens with me and allowing me to
share it with others.
Kay is the owner of Blue Door Garden
Store, located at 155 N. 3rd, behind a big blue
door. Specializing in garden gifts and décor,
she also carries a wide variety of tools, gloves,
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"Each morning, I’m reminded how blessed I am to live in a town surrounded with trees,
gardens, fowers, birds, and a slew of gardeners that would rather puter in their gardens than
batle the freeways. Jacksonville’s gardens are exciting and varied...some tucked away behind
fences and walls, some visible as we stroll the sidewalks. We fnd manicured yards and wide
beds, cotage gardens around old historic homes, curving beds of ever-changing perennials,
patios with containers of bounty spilling over garden chairs and onto pavers, and bare dirt
gardens ready for the beginner on their own new journey into the world of clay, dirt and heat.
We celebrate them all as they provide journeys that lay hidden all around us.”
Celebrating the
Gardens of Jacksonville
From the April 2010 issue: The Bowers in their
Jacksonville "Pocket Garden."
Jacksonville Review Page 28 April 2014
Making Your House Your Home
by Carmen Whitlock, Eléglance Home Decor
A New Look for Spring
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"Spring Cleaning," and for me, there’s
more to it than just cleaning!
The warm, jeweled tones that
helped us feel cozy during the
cold winter months now need
to be lightened and freshened-
up with fresh, spring colors.
Green is one of those colors
and depending on the shade
and tone, goes with just about
any color in your home. Look
at nature—we see various
shades of green trees, shrubs,
leaves and grasses and they all
coordinate with other colors
around them. So why not
bring in some fresh or artifcial greenery
this time of the year? Why not design
and plan a new tablescape, change-
out your mantle, shelves and ledges?
How about your kitchen countertop
or the area around your soaking tub?
Artifcial greenery has become much
more realistic-looking and you can put it
away when the season is done and bring
it back out again next spring. Feel free
to incorporate some fresh fowers and
greenery along with the artifcial.
Layering is always a great idea, too.
Start with a base—table cloth, or runner
and then add to it. Decide on the larger
items and if you will have 1, 3 or more
items on your table. Position them so they
balance nicely with overhead lighting
and so you can see around them. Use
some garland with twigs, grapevine or
greenery and weave it in and out of your
focal pieces. For fun, add something
whimsical—a bunny on wheels, ducks
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round spheres, colored rocks, etc.
Try using a wreath as a
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If you don't have a lot of storage space,
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The Fine Art of "Art"
W
hen we
watch
Antiques
Roadshow, we all
hope that the painting we have in our
own garage is the “big” one. Although it
could be, 9 times out of 10, it’s not.
Here are a few examples of paintings
that are and aren’t “the big one,” to help
guide you through your garage sales,
estate sales and own garage clean-ups!
Five years ago, I inherited a painting
from my dad. He brought it to me and
said it probably wasn’t worth anything
but had come to the family via a trade
during the depression. My grandfather
owned the Manning
General Store in Oklahoma
and the family who traded
the painting couldn’t pay
their bill. He took many
things in-trade from
people to help put food
on their table. I looked
up the artist and indeed,
the work of this artist
was sought after. Next,
I contacted a dealer in
Santa Fe who ofered to
sell the painting for me on
consignment. After much
research into the dealer
and his art gallery, I gave it
a try. In the ensuing years,
the painting sold for a lot of money. Part
of why it sold for so much was because I
knew the provenance of the piece—that
is—I knew the exact history of its life once
it went from artist to a new home. Also, the
artist died at a young age and his paintings
were in demand. Plus, it was in its original
frame which makes a diference.
With that experience under my belt,
I was ready to assist when customers
walked in the store with their fne art.
With paintings bought from auction to
watercolors siting in the atic, some had
surprising value and others—well—not
too much.
Perhaps you have a painting that you
inherited and you looked up the artist
and you think you have something
very special. Recently, I had a customer
come in with exactly that painting, done
by Jacob van Ruisdale in the 1700’s.
(According to the internet!) But what
the owner did not notice was that the
painting seemed to be in perfect condition
at the age of 314. And it was stapled
on the back with the canvas stapled to
its wooden frame. Staples are a dead
giveaway when dating a painting. Turns
out, this was a reproduction produced
in China. Artists in China painstakingly
imitate every brush stroke and today,
you can purchase an exact
replica of a van Ruisdale
online for a mere $2,000.
After all, the painting
is worth hundreds of
thousands and hangs
in a museum. For me,
reproductions are not
all bad. I say if you love
the painting, then why
not have it hanging in
your home? You can—it’s
hanging in Sterling Creek
Antiques right now!
However, we recently
evaluated a painting
as part of an estate and
it brought $250,000 at
auction. The family was prety sure it was
nothing. Who’d want a painting like this,
they thought! Now that would have been
an Antiques Roadshow story!
That’s the thing...one just never knows!
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Who me? Yeah, you!
Growing up, my
dad had a funny way
of teaching me to
be both accountable
and self aware;
when things went awry and I proceeded to
blame someone or something else, he would
say, “I don’t want to be the one to mention
names, but the initials of the person at fault
is Michelle Elizabeth Gregg,” (Gregg is my
maiden name). His intention was to make
me smile and encourage deeper thought
about the situation. He wanted me to
analyze my response or judgment and accept
responsibility for my own actions…or lack
thereof. He was successful on all accounts…
most of the time, (wink).
Around this time of year we, parents,
become consumed with our child’s
education as opposed to our children who
have become infected with spring fever
and obnoxiously itch to be anywhere but
a classroom. It’s the last half of the year,
the time when we want to know what
they’ve learned and give us a glimmer
of their potential for the future. Up to
this point we have been relentlessly
reminding them time is ticking, get the
grades up, get everything turned in ON
TIME and “git ‘er done!” Then the 3rd
quarter report card arrives and our litle
darlings are not at the level we feel they
should be or performing at a capacity that
we believe they are capable of. We want
to know why and who’s responsible.
We are a culture that demands answers
and action, so naturally we want to blame
our teachers, a reasonable and logical
scapegoat; especially for those who want
to use the recent MSD teachers strike as
a reason for their child’s lack of learning.
Or how about those administrators and
the district for asking our teachers to do
more with less, or the state and federal
government for not allocating more
money to education. OR…I don’t want
to be the one to mention names, but the
initials of the persons at fault are the
citizens of the United States of America;
that’s you and me, folks.
Let me be the billionth person to
say: There is no way that any school
could possibly ever teach our children
everything they need to know to be
successful on an inadequate budget
that begets: limited staf, resources,
and time. OH! And that’s assuming all
children arrive at school every day, on-
time, rested, with full bellies, in good
health and prepared to learn with an
engaged mind that eagerly anticipates
6+ hours of lessons. Currently, all
teachers/administrators can do is select
a few critical components that as a
society we consider, generally speaking,
most valuable, for the majority of the
population; that’s it, nothing more…
unless something changes.
So what should we do?
If you’re like me, policy and politics
don’t make sense and I’d prefer to stick
a fork in my eye than to take the time to
fgure it all out. Fortunately, there are
some advocates in our community that
devote an enormous amount of time
and energy to making the education
system beter for all of our children.
Inquire at your local schools admin ofce
about what issues are pressing to them,
share with them your concerns, (ahem,
profciency grading!), and ask whom
you can contact to voice/register your
concerns to. Also, check out the Stand for
Children website, (www.standforchildren.
org), you’ll fnd their organization to be
a great resource for fltering information
from the federal/state government. They’ll
help to clarify what policies actually
mean, specifcally for our children in
our local community. Lastly, please,
volunteer at a school, any school. Schools
are looking for parents and community
members to share their time, skills and
talents in ways that will help students to
make real world connections and inspire
a love for learning through the experience
and passion of others. Even if all you
have time for is helping make copies,
staple papers, stuf folders or grade work
of of an answer key, you are making a
valuable, necessary contribution.
There’s no one to blame for what we
allow to happen, but ourselves…
Although so many things
have changed over the last
100 years the one thing that
remains the same, here in
Ruch, is that we continue to
look out for one another and
take care of each other; just
like it was back then.
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New Clinic Will Help You Get Some Zzzzzz's
by Hillary Brown, Public Relations Coordinator,
Providence Medford Medical Center
D
id you know that
glaucoma can steal your
vision without any pain
or other symptoms? Early detection
is the key to minimizing the risk
of developing glaucoma, which can happen at any age.
Glaucoma leads to progressive damage to the optic nerve
and a loss of nerve tissue resulting in loss of vision.
Currently, 2.7 million people in the United States over age
40 have glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness
in the U.S., yet understanding and awareness of the disease
is still relatively low. According to data from the American
Optometric Association's (AOA) 2013 Eye-Q® consumer
survey, Americans do not fully understand glaucoma:
• 72% think glaucoma has early warning signs—
it does not—only a comprehensive eye exam
administered by an eye doctor can detect the disease.
• 86% don't know what part of vision glaucoma
efects—progressive deterioration to peripheral
vision making it hard to see.
• 47% think glaucoma is preventable—it is not
preventable but it may be treated and progression
can be slowed if it is detected and treated early.
“Yearly, comprehensive eye exams play a critical role
in detection and treatment of glaucoma,” said Robert
Bitel, O.D., Chair of the AOA's Health Promotion
Commitee. “Dilated eye exams allow eye doctors to
thoroughly examine the pressure and nerves inside the
eyes for potential signs of the disease. Early detection,
prompt treatment and regular monitoring can help
control glaucoma, and therefore, reduce the chances of
progressive vision loss.”
Americans are also unaware if they are at risk for
developing glaucoma: only 13% of Americans know
that a person's race could place them at a higher risk
of developing glaucoma. According to the Glaucoma
Research Foundation, glaucoma is six to eight times
more common in African Americans than Caucasians.
Additional factors that can increase the risk of
developing glaucoma include those who have a family
history of glaucoma, hypothyroidism, are over age 60 or
individuals who have had severe eye trauma.
Treatment for glaucoma includes prescription eye
drops and medicines to lower pressure in the eyes. In
some cases, laser treatment or surgery may be efective in
reducing pressure.
C
leaning the house, cooking for the family and
coordinating schedules are just some of the
activities that add to the growing mental to-
do lists we all keep track of. Our busy lives, along with
undiagnosed physical issues, can mean the time you
should be spending asleep is all too often hijacked by
tossing and turning.
A new clinic opening within Providence Medford
Medical Center is focused on helping us overcome our
sleep problems. A University of Pennsylvania study
suggests fewer than 10 percent of Americans can get
by on eight hours a night. But a recent National Health
Interview Survey found about 30 percent of American
adults get less than six hours a night.
“Although many patients sufer from medical
conditions which disturb their sleep, such as sleep
apnea, a large portion of those with sleep complaints
sufer from insomnia related to any of these other
conditions,” said Michael Presti, M.D., a neurologist
with Providence Medical Group.
The new clinic will feature several options for
patients fghting a wide range of sleep related medical
conditions and diagnostic studies will be ofered both at
the hospital and at home. Both tests will allow doctors
to explore a patient’s “sleep architecture,” which shows
the amount of time they spend in certain stages of
sleep, and determine what’s disturbing what should be
a good night’s sleep.
Unlike an independent testing facility, the Providence
Medford Center for Sleep Medicine ofers comprehensive
evaluations prior to testing and doctors will incorporate
information from a patient’s clinical history and physical
exam to develop a comprehensive, individualized
therapy strategy. Sleep clinic services also include
aftercare to ensure the chosen therapy continues to help
patients get the rest they need long after testing.
In addition to the testing, the program will be stafed
with physicians with neurology, pulmonary and critical
care backgrounds. The diversity of the stafng means the
Providence Medford Center for Sleep Medicine will be able
to provide care across a full spectrum of sleep disorders.
“Because we provide comprehensive patient services,
from the initial consultation, to testing, to establishing
a therapeutic strategy and monitoring the efectiveness
of a patient’s treatment, we feel we can provide the
continuity and personalization of care the people of this
region deserve,” said Dr. Presti.
The Providence Medford Center for Sleep Medicine
is scheduled to begin seeing patients mid-April. For
more information, call your primary care provider or
Providence Medford Medical Center at 541-732-5000.
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The Gift of Imperfection
Joyfull Living
by Louise Lavergne
W
hen you
make a
mistake,
do you beat
yourself up emotionally or can you forgive
yourself and let it go? Or are you quick to
blame someone else or a situation?
We all have varying degrees of
perfectionism. Each time it shows up
it presents us with an opportunity
to practice what I call the FLAG. I
mentioned last month:
Forgive yourself, others & Life
Love unconditionally—let go of
conditions, judgments and expectations.
Accept with compassion,
Give Thanks—Be Grateful for the
opportunity to
dissolve the prison
bars of the ego mind.
To err is human;
to take responsibility
for our part and
move beyond the
bad feelings with
humility, compassion
and unconditional
love is one of our soul
purposes.
I had a student once ask me how I felt
about a student pointing out a mistake
during class…“Doesn’t that bother you?”
I am so OK with not being perfect. None
of us are here to be perfect. I show up
and do my best. I have a sense of humor
about it. With humility, love, compassion
and gratitude, I celebrate each mistake
and share with all my students the gift
of imperfection. The need to be perfect
is often Ego-driven and relates to our
self-worth. It is usually a self-inficted
condition; chances are the only one
pressuring you to be perfect is you.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO DO
ANYTHING PERFECTLY—JUST DO
YOUR BEST IN THIS MOMENT. Can
you feel the ease in your body when you
hear this? There is nothing wrong with
perfection or striving for perfection, but
is important to be able to accept whatever
the result is. That is why I love helping
people through Yoga: it is a practice that
encourages you to do your best in the
moment. Perfection is not required.
Perfectionism can block our creativity,
which is a crucial part of our well-being.
Your creative center is what is referred
to as the second or sacral chakra. When
this center is out of balance it can result in
psychological and emotional issues like
low self-worth. By denying or avoiding
our feelings, we block the fow of energy
in our body, creating tension that can
potentially cause health issues. The sacral
chakra governs the sexual organs, bladder,
kidney, bowel and lower intestine. If
you are having issues with any of these,
like constipation or lack of energy, you
may have an imbalance in this area. You
should consult your doctor and there are
also things you can do to help yourself,
including drinking plenty of water.
A fun way to balance the 2nd chakra
is to bring some creative energy into
your life. This requires you to allow and
embrace imperfection. The need to be
perfect can keep you stuck. The gift of
imperfection can set you free and open
your creative center. Being creative isn’t
just about doing an artistic endeavor; it
can be anything that you do fearlessly, for
the joy of doing it without expectation.
Put on some music and move like no one
is watching…do it as a prayer honoring
your creative expression through your
body or go to a JoyFull yoga© class or
cook a wonderful meal.
“To live a creative life we must lose our fear
of being wrong.” ~Joseph Chilton Pearce
This alone will do wonders to balance
your creative center.
Also get in touch
with your feelings;
think about what
makes you happy.
Make the efort to
fnd pleasurable
things and activities
for yourself. When
your 2nd Chakra
is overactive, it
can manifest with
addictions around sex, food, drugs and
alcohol. So easy does it. It’s not about
quantity, but quality.
”The very purpose of our life is happiness,
the very motion of our life is towards
happiness.” ~The Dalai Lama
The secret to Joy-Full Living is to
fnd balance in our life, body, mind and
spirit. Our body has 8 diferent energy
centers that can help us navigate. Each
contains special gifts which, when
balanced, can contribute deeply to our
physical, emotional and spiritual well-
being. I am so excited to be ofering a
spring session of my Tele-Class: Healing
Your Self-worth and Spiritual Nature
Through the Chakras. Each class, from
the comfort of your home, takes you on a
transformational journey of self-discovery.
This 9-week coaching series starts with
Developing a Personal Practice and then
takes you through each of the 8 chakras.
It ofers you tangible tools and ways to
restore healthy balance in your mind,
body and spirit. Spring is a great time
to reconnect more deeply with your life
purpose, to live life with passion and joy.
Call or email for more information today,
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Breathe in Gratitude, Live in-joy.
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Louise is a spiritual teacher of Personal
Growth & Empowerment. As a JoyFull Living
Coach she ofers efective, transformative
tools, guidance and inspiration to assist you
in releasing the atachment to struggle, pain
and sufering. She empowers and inspires
you to partner with yourself for success with
personal and health goals, ofering tools and
strategies to live your best life NOW. She is
also the owner and creator of JoyFull Yoga,
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away from children, out of landflls,
the water supply and waste treatment
systems, the Jacksonville Police
Department has a Prescription Drug
Deposit Box in the lobby of the police
station which is located at 225 S. Third
Street. The secure box enables residents
to drop-of items in a secure location.
The following items are accepted in
the prescription drug deposit box:
• Prescriptions
• Over-the-counter medications
• Vitamins
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Soul Matters
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ome of you
may not be
aware that,
when I am not composing best-sellers, I
am a practicing therapist. I don’t always
lead of with that particular title because
painful experience has shown that the
word “therapist” can be, shall we say,
of-puting for some folks. I’ve had
people at parties slip silently away after
hearing what I do, while others smile
and change the subject. Once in a while
a person will respond, “Oh, a massage
therapist?” It doesn’t sound very
appealing to say, “No, psycho.” (A brief
digression: the word psychotherapist
when taken to its etymological origins
means to tend the soul. But that’s not
what most people think about. Most
people think Bate’s Motel.)
People are hesitant to open a
Pandora’s Box of screaming harpies
and winged monkeys, and who am I to
blame them? I understand the reticence;
change is hard.
Of course therapy helps to deal with
the root of one’s problems. Of course it
helps to create a richer, happier, more
meaningful life. And yes, it provides new
perspectives and expands one’s world.
But it’s so…challenging. Wouldn’t it be
great if there were an alternative? A way
to avoid all the introspection and also
avoid feeling unhappy or uncomfortable
in your life?
Well, I have good news. You don’t
have to be introspective or make any
changes in order to feel beter; there
is an alternative. In my twenty-some
years of practice and study I have
learned some valuable techniques for
handling difculties without delving
into the depths. You can try one or
all of these time-honored methods
for avoiding unnecessary personal
growth, depending on your particular
inclination and circumstances. I realize
that I may be puting myself out of a job
by sharing these litle tips, but I can’t
help it. I’m a giver.
SEVEN TIPS TO KEEP YOU OFF THE
COUCH
1. MAINTAIN PATTERNS. In times
of change, holding fast to your rituals
and habits is crucial to creating security.
One of the things I tell my clients is,
“Nothing changes unless something
changes.” Don’t try doing something
new or diferent and you won’t feel
uncomfortable. Changing your way of
being in the world will only serve to
unbalance you.
2. STAND FIRM IN YOUR PERSONAL
BELIEFS. Do not allow other people’s
thoughts or opinions cause you to
question what you know to be the
Absolute Truth. Hold fast to your story
about your life and how things are and
how that’s just the way it is, and don’t be
swayed by other peoples points of view.
3. SEEK EXTERNAL VALIDATION.
Conforming with what others in your
circle are doing provides a sense of
belonging and security in an uncertain
world. Having the approval of the group
is vital to one’s sense of self worth. Find
your peeps and tune out the rest of the
noise. One caveat: make sure your tribe
shares your views (See #3).
4. LISTEN TO YOUR FEAR. Your
fear is a guide, telling you when you
should avoid potentially dangerous new
situations and keeping you from possible
failure, judgment and discomfort.
5. MEDICATE. It is very helpful to use
nature’s natural remedies to deal with
the pain and stress of modern life. Don’t
by shy about binge eating, drinking,
smoking or pill popping: these things
help ease the tension and keep one from
unnecessary rumination.
6. PRETEND THAT THE PROBLEMS
DON’T EXIST. You can simply tune-
out your problems. Ignore or push
down the gnawing, ugly feelings and
tell yourself that if you work more/buy
something/dress beter/try harder/wait
longer/move elsewhere/exercise harder,
the problems will go away. Remember,
the past is the past; it has no bearing on
the present or future.
7. KEEP BUSY. If you do nothing else,
do this. The absolute most important
rule for avoiding feeling uncomfortable
in your life is to stay occupied. Focus on
staying very, very busy. Utilize those
electronic devices. This will take your
mind of your problems and keep you
proactive. Fortunately, the omnipresence
of technology and the speed of life these
days allows us to stay occupied and
distracted 24/7. Staying busy keeps your
mind from slipping into pensive refection
and contemplation. Remember: A busy
day helps keep difcult feelings at bay.
So there you are, and you’re welcome.
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In a Stroke: Time Is Brain
by Oscar Sanchez MD, Director, Neurology Services, Medford Medical Clinic and Stroke
Program Medical Director at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, and Charity Barrueta,
RN, Stroke/STEMI Program Coordinator at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center
katherine
ingram, m.a.
My View - Cont'd. from Pg. 3
I
n a stroke, blood fow to a part of the brain is
interrupted suddenly and the nerve cells cannot
function. We can develop sudden facial weakness,
arm or leg weakness, speech difculty, vision loss,
confusion, imbalance and numbness, among other
symptoms. If on its own the fow of blood is promptly
and completely restored, we recover the normal
neurologic function. We call that a TIA, or transient
ischemic atack. This is what sometimes is referred to
as a mini-stroke. If blood fow is not restored, the nerve
cells die, and we can be left with profound, permanent
defcits. About 80 percent of strokes are ischemic,
meaning interrupted blood fow to an area of the brain,
usually caused by a blood clot or
plaque. And about 20 percent are
hemorrhagic, meaning rupture of a
blood vessel in the brain.
About 800,000 people in the US
sufer strokes each year, and over
125,000 die as a result; making stroke
the 4th leading cause of death. While
most patients survive, stroke is the
No. 1 cause of permanent disability in
the US. In addition, the cost of stroke
and disability-related care is signifcant, estimated to be
over $70 billion annually just three years ago.
When we have a stroke, we lose many thousands of
brain cells each minute. It is for this reason that treatment
of a stroke is an emergency. The goal is to stop the brain
cell death, and if at all possible, restore blood fow to the
afected part of the brain.
If the emergency room doctor can evaluate the patient
urgently and identify the type of stroke, they can ofer
time sensitive treatments. These can include tPA (tissue
plasminogen activator) and/or blood clot removal
therapies, if an ischemic stroke. TPA can be thought of
as a type of blood clot-busting medication that must be
given within a certain time after the stroke symptoms
start. If a hemorrhagic stroke, other prompt evaluation
and treatments may be necessary. This is why the most
important thing to do in a stroke is call 911, because time
is indeed brain.
We continue to see that many patients do not recognize
the symptoms of stroke and do not seek care urgently.
They are therefore not eligible for time sensitive
interventions, which could be so helpful to reduce
the defcit and disability caused by the stroke. This is
why we want to share this important information with
everyone in our community.
So what can you do?
The best treatment is prevention. This means diligently
treating, with our doctor’s help, risk
factors that we can control, such as
treating high blood pressure, diabetes,
heart disease, high cholesterol, obesity,
and abnormal rhythms of the heart
(atrial fbrillation). Other risk factors
such as heredity, age, race, and gender
also play a role, but are non-modifable.
Smoking is an important risk factor
for stroke and cardiovascular disease.
If you smoke, take steps now to quit.
Physical activity and proper diet have great efects on
our overall health, including reducing our stroke risk.
Together we can reduce the risk of stroke and the
impact it has on our personal lives and community.
We invite you to visit these websites for more
information:
• American Stroke Association: htp://www.
strokeassociation.org
• Asante Health Care: htp://www.asante.org, search
word: Stroke
• National Institutes of Health: htp://www.ninds.nih.
gov/disorders/stroke/stroke.htm
• National Stroke Association: htp://stroke.org
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speaking of a light commercial district that won’t
compete with, but will enhance the downtown core
area. Such an area could accommodate a full-scale
brewery, commercial/retail bakery, wine crush pad/
production facility, multiple commercial kitchens, a
chocolatier, graphic art design/architectural studios,
a cooking school, professional ofce space, a charter
school, medical ofces, a larger ftness/health club and
other uses.
In 2012, Good Bean owner Michael Kell was forced
to move his roasting operation (and 5 full-time jobs)
out of Jacksonville because there was no commercial
space to expand his booming cofee and bean roasting
business. Paul Murdoch of Gary West Meats now faces
a similar dilemma, having outgrown his production
facility that produces world-class jerky and artisan food
products. In March, Herb Quady moved his new wine
production business to the SOS Pear Station on Stewart
Avenue in Medford because no facility was available in
Jacksonville. On the housing front, Windermere Realtor
Sally Bell has sold 21 of 26 lots/homes in the Vineyard
View subdivision. With home/lot construction prices in
the $400,000-$600,000 range, this type of development
is exactly what’s in demand. Bell noted she could
easily sell another 26-50 lots at this time if available. As
a city, we should be alarmed when businesses move
away or are unable to meet a current market demand
and should be working years in advance to atract and
maintain business here in-town…it’s good for our local
economy and quality of life.
A new development area could also be the site of a
new fre station, community swimming pool and dog
park. It would be connected to the downtown core
by a bicycle and walking path, keeping automobile
use to a minimum. This area would also serve as a
transportation route, helping move larger trucks of
Highway 238. At some point, a serious and tough
decision needs to be made on the “B” word… the
bypass…by visionary and brave city leaders! Trucks
rumbling through the core create air pollution, noise and
vibrations that degrade our historic brick buildings. Other
than losing brick buildings in an earthquake, truck trafc
is the major threat to our “National Historic Landmark”
status. Lose the “Landmark” and our residential property
values will plunge.
In my view, I’m speaking about a mixed-use area—
one that meets the needs of Jacksonville over the next
25-50 years and one that meets state-mandated growth
goals for a population of 4200 by 2040. At some point,
the city will be forced to expand its urban boundary…
this will be mandated by the state sooner or later. The
city needs to revisit the topic now and start talking
about a 30 acre piece of land known as JK-1, located on
the outskirts of town, bordered on the north by Oregon
Street and by Highway 238 on the south. Other than
during state-mandated updates to our Comprehensive
Plan, expansion has not been addressed recently. JK-1
has been the city’s top choice for an Urban Growth
Boundary addition since 2003 and seemed a shoe-in for
annexation until geting caught-up in the City/County
political drama surrounding the Regional Problem
Solving efort back in 2010. Now 10-years delayed, JK-1
needs to be the city’s top priority. Failure to bring this
parcel into the city will thwart economic and housing
development, leading to higher city taxes/fees and an
eventual decline in Jacksonville’s regional status. In my
view, it’s time for economic development to be topic #1
in our Small Town with Big Atmosphere.
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Tour Season Opens at Sanctuary One
By Della Merrill, Sanctury One Program Manager
I
magine for a moment, you wake up on a
Wednesday or Saturday morning, the sun is
shining, the birds are singing, and you feel great.
What could possibly make the day beter? A drive
through the Applegate Valley to visit Sanctuary One, of
course! You will be delighted when you come face-to-
face with Lulu the pig or when you touch the soft fur
of Indigo the rabbit. You’ll laugh when you witness the
antics of our cat cotage residents. And you’ll certainly
marvel when you see the
results of our garden sheet
mulch. Who knows—you
might even be inspired to
take home an idea or two.
Sanctuary One is open for
tour season. We welcome
visitors by reservation on most
Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Tours start at 10:30am and
last about 90 minutes. It’s a
wonderful opportunity to
take a beautiful drive through
the Applegate, learn about
our programs and meet our
residents.
Sanctuary One, a 55-acre care farm located
in the heart of the Applegate Valley, is a place
of healing for people, animals and the earth.
It’s a place where animals are accepted despite
their faws. It’s a place where people come for
respite, peace, and beauty. And it’s a piece of
land that we can get to know intimately and
learn what it takes to care for it.
Founded in 2007, Sanctuary One is the dream
of local philanthropist Lloyd Mathew Haines,
who wanted to create a space modeled after
the European-style care farm. But unlike the
European version, which uses animals and the
earth for the treatment of people, Sanctuary
One embraces all three, recognizing the value
of the individual elements and how they
interconnect to make up the whole.
Our earth care program is inspired by the principles
of permaculture that values diversity, cooperation over
competition, conserving resources, celebrating joy and
beauty, and personal responsibility. We teach these
principles as we work in the gardens and interact with
the animals and each other.
Our animal care program focuses on providing
sanctuary to abandoned and abused farm animals and
homeless pets, such as dogs, cats and, most recently,
bunnies. We shelter 70 to 100 animals at any given
time. Many are re-homed, while some will live out
their lives at the farm.
Our farm animal friends include cows, horses, goats,
sheep, ducks, geese, pigs and more. Our dog and cat
program focuses on providing sanctuary for animals that
are least likely to be adopted:
elderly, injured, chronically
sick, shy—or simply those
of a less “desirable” color.
Whereas potential adopters in a
traditional shelter seting might
see these individuals as fawed
and not worthy of adoption, we
celebrate their diferences and
challenges and welcome them to
our farm.
Our people care and
education programs provide
opportunities to intern,
volunteer and learn about care
farming through hands-on
participation. Interns stay a month
or more and live and work on the
farm. Volunteers help weekly, bi-
weekly and sometimes only once
a month. Our education program
welcomes school groups and social
service agencies, many who visit
every year. We currently partner
with three organizations on a
frequent basis: Ruch Elementary
School, Lithia Springs Boys
Program and ATI (Armadillo
Technical Institute), a newcomer to
our education program.
So if you’re looking for
something really cool to do
this spring, summer or fall, please consider visiting
Sanctuary One. Public tours are by reservation only on
most Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:30am. Tours last
about 90 minutes and we request a minimum $10 per
visitor donation. You can learn more about us at www.
SanctuaryOne.org, by emailing info@sanctuaryone.org or by
calling 541-899-8627.
I
think we can all appreciate
a good laugh and most of
us appreciate a good, clean
prank… especially on April Fool’s
Day. Last year for this column
I shared a story about a prank
several of my classmates and I
played on a colleague during
veterinary school. I just read
through that column… and the memory made me smile.
I thought I might stick with the same theme this year,
and though it is not animal-related, hopefully it will
make you laugh a bit. This time at my expense!
I started veterinary school in the fall of 2004. At the
time, my husband had been working for Ashland Fire
for just over three years. It is difcult to get hired with
a fre department, so for that
reason, I moved up to Corvallis and
commuted home as many weekends
as possible to be with my husband.
I was (and still am actually) driving
a 1998 Honda Accord with plenty
of miles on it. Since I was no longer
working, we knew that purchasing
a newer car was not a fnancially
responsible decision to make.
Even though the outside of my car
was not prety due to the horribly
oxidized paint, it was reliable. It got
me where I needed to go and once I
was inside… well, it looked just fne!
Regardless of how irresponsible it was, I desperately
wanted a new car (and still do)! I had my eye on just
about anything with a descent paint job! But what I
really wanted was a Volkswagen Passat Wagon. I spent
a short few months selling Volkswagens (you heard
correct… I was a car salesman! That’s a story for a
diferent article, I guess) and really loved that car. No
mater what I did, I could not convince my husband that
we really needed one. Or so I thought.
One Friday after a really long week at veterinary
school, I jumped in my Honda and headed home. There
was a really bad accident on I-5 and I ended-up stuck in
trafc for a very long time. The trip that usually took me
around three hours was extended to about six and my
Honda is not comfortable for long drives. After a few
hours, my back and legs really start to hurt, so after six
hours of being stuck in that car, I was done. As I pulled
up to my house I saw a brand new, shiny white Passat
Wagon siting in my driveway. The stickers were still on
the window! I couldn’t believe my eyes. My husband
was the most amazing husband in the world. It even had
leather seats… just like I wanted!
Seeing that new car in my driveway erased all of
my driving discomfort. Along with it went all of my
common sense! I totally forgot that
we were in the middle of a house
purchase so making any alterations to
our credit was completely senseless.
I also seemed to forget that as a
student, I was not contributing to
the botom line of our household in
a positive manner and that our goal
for months had been to reduce our
expenditures. NONE of that matered
now…. We would fgure it out.
I ran into the house, screaming for
my husband. When I found him, I
jumped into his arms and kissed him
all over. I then proceeded to tell him
exactly how amazing I thought he was and how thankful
I was to have a new car. He stared at me open-mouthed
but did not respond. It took me a few minutes to get
through my praise and all of my dance moves before he
looked and me and said, very sheepishly, I might add…
“Umm… April Fools!?” He got me… good!
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For more than two
decades, Dogs for the
Deaf has hosted a Dog
Walk for fun, to raise
awareness about our
important work, and
to raise money to keep
our work going. This
years’ Dog Walk theme
is Super Hear-O-Dogs,
and pooches of all sizes,
shapes and colors will
be on hand with their
human partners for
some fur-raising fun!
The 23rd Annual
Dog Walk will be held
on Saturday May 31,
2014 from 9:00am to
2:00pm. Activities will
be based at the Jacksonville Elementary
School and include such tail-wagging fun
as a Super Hear-O-Dog costume contest,
dog tricks contests, a poker walk, pet
photos, rafes, pet adoptions, education
booths, dog demonstrations, Kids Zone,
cash and product prizes, venders and
other activities. The length of the dog
walk route is about one mile, and goes
from the school to Jacksonville’s Historic
Courthouse and Art Presence Center and
back to the school.
Individuals can register for $30 per
person and bring up to two dogs. Back by
popular request, we have a team-oriented
option for participants. Groups or families
can form a ‘Pack’ and
compete for special
prizes and benefts. A
pack is a minimum of
4 people. Pack member
pricing is $25 per
member and the team
commits to raise $500 or
more in donations. Packs
compete for Top Pack
honors which include
a team prize valued at
over $400 and a Pack
Victory Tent at Dog
Walk.
Dog Walk registrants
receive a t-shirt, doggie
bandana, lunch,
beverages, one rafe
ticket, one poker playing
card, goodie bag, one photo at the DFD
Photo Booth, one entry at the Canine
Agility Course, and all contest activities.
To register for Dog Walk 2014, visit www.
dogsforthedeaf.org/dog-walk.
This event supports the work of Dogs
for the Deaf. Our goal is to raise $35,000 at
the event.
Since 1977, Dogs for the Deaf has been
rescuing dogs from shelters where they might
otherwise be euthanized, and training them
to become certifed Hearing Assistance and
Program Assistance dogs for people all over
the United States. Our work is supported
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A Tradition of Fun Continues!
by Dee Perez, Dogs for the Deaf
I
t didn't take long to fgure out
why Sophie was limping. On the
previous day, the active six-year-old
Labrador Retriever had been chasing a
ball when she suddenly let out a yelp and
began limping on
her rear leg. When I
examined her knee,
I immediately knew
that she had torn
her ACL, or anterior
cruciate ligament.
When I told Sophie's
"mom" that surgery
was the best option
to ensure that her
dog could return to
normal mobility, she
was shocked to learn that the procedure
would cost $2,500-$4,000.
Unless you’ve had a dog with an ACL
injury, you may not be aware that it’s by
far the most common orthopedic injury of
dogs. The ligament is found inside the knee
joint and is responsible for maintaining
front-to-back stability of the knee. When the
ligament is completely torn, the dog will
not be able to put its full weight on the leg.
Frequently, the ligament tears without any
obvious trauma in dogs that are overweight
or that have genetically poor conformation of
their knees. Because the ends of a completely
torn ligament inside the knee do not re-
atach on their own, surgery is frequently
recommended to stabilize the joint and allow
normal use of the leg.
Not every dog with an ACL injury
needs surgery, however. Dogs weighing
less than 30 pounds usually do well
without surgery because they don't bear
as much weight on the afected leg. A non-
surgical option for ACL injuries in larger
dogs is to have a custom knee brace made
for the dog. I have two cases where the
clients have opted to use a brace instead
of surgery and the dogs are able to walk
quite well. It also appears that if used
properly, these braces may allow the dog’s
knee to tighten up adequately over six to
12 months, eventually geting to the point
where they no longer need the brace.
Some dogs’ ACL injuries result in only
partial ligament tears. Frequently, these
animals are sent to surgery because many
veterinarians believe that the damaged
ligament has poor blood supply and
won’t heal, eventually tearing completely.
I have found that this is not always true,
and that a partially torn ACL can indeed
heal completely with a combination
of acupuncture, herbal and nutritional
support. These
treatments bring
more blood supply
and nutrients to the
damaged ligament
and allow it to heal.
Another important
issue to consider
is if a dog injures
the ACL on one
knee, the other knee
frequently sufers
the same fate.
This is because the same contributing
factors generally afect both knees.
Certainly obesity and poor conformation
play a role, but other factors are just
as important. A recent study done at
the UC Davis School of Veterinary
Medicine showed a signifcant increase
in the incidence of ACL injuries (and
hip dysplasia) in Golden Retrievers that
were spayed or neutered at or before
six months of age, compared to dogs
that were altered later. It appears that
hormones produced in the ovaries and
testicles are important for proper bone
and ligament growth. This is one of
many reasons I recommend waiting
until dogs are fully grown before being
neutered or spayed. I’ve also seen a
connection between poor quality dog
foods and ACL injuries. I believe that
proper nutrition is defnitely one of the
most important factors in the prevention
and treatment of ACL injuries.
Hopefully, your pet will never end
up like Sophie, but if your dog is
someday faced with an ACL injury,
remember that there are options other
than surgery. And as to the prevention
of these injuries, I recommend waiting
until your dog is fully grown before
neutering or spaying. I also recommend
a high quality, nutrient-dense low
carbohydrate diet to guard against
obesity and optimize the strength of the
ligament and tendons.
Dr. Judkins is the owner of Animalkind
Holistic Veterinary Clinic in Jacksonville.
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Lee Harter, 95, was a familiar
face in Jacksonville and could
often be spoted walking
around town holding hands
with Faye, his wife of 72 years!
Lee was born on May 17,
1918 in New Orleans and
grew up in the dust bowl days
of Texas. He was raised in a
family of three brothers and
a sister, and was the second
oldest child. His father, Earl,
was an itinerant carpenter
and traveled with the family
on gravel roads from Dalhart, Texas, up though Estes
Park, Colorado, to Boise, Idaho and back. Lee spoke of
those days often, recalling, "If it was a big job for dad, we
would all just rent a house… otherwise we just pitched
a tent in the local park and lived there until the job was
done." Much like a scene from Steinbeck’s “The Grapes
of Wrath,” the family relocated often in search of work.
Once, the family built a cabin in Estes Park and spent
a couple of years living there while Earl worked on
projects for the YMCA. In 1964, the entire Harter family
returned to Estes Park for Lee’s parents’ 50th wedding
anniversary, with over 40 family members atending a
week-long celebration.
Lee graduated from Boise High School and went on
to atend Boise State Junior College. At both schools, he
was quite the football player, playing halfack, seting
many running records for that time. On May 1, 1942,
Lee married Faye Walker, just fve months after the
Japanese atack on Pearl Harbor. Interestingly, just after
the outbreak of World War II, a friend had suggested
that Lee prepare for the eventual entrance of US forces
into the war. As such, Lee took the advice and did
preparatory work to become a pilot. Since he’d been
interested in fying, he joined the Army Air Force and
took fying lessons and earned a pilot’s license. When
the US did enter the war, Lee was thrust into being an
instructor and aviator on B-17’s and B-24’s. For his heroic
eforts during the June, 1944 Batle for Palau Island in the
South Pacifc, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying
Cross. During his military tenure as part of the Greatest
Generation, Lee became a squadron commander,
responsible for 36 men and fying twice the number of
missions he was supposed to fy. In those days, most
missions lasted 12+ hours, during which time it was
not uncommon to lose at least one plane and/or crew.
For those unfamiliar, the odds against returning from
unescorted B-17 and B-24 long-range bombing missions
were not very high.
After the war, Lee managed to fnd a crew and patched
together a B-24 plane from the junk yard and then island-
hopped the plane and crew back to Hawaii. From there,
he headed to San Francisco. After being discharged, Lee
decided he wanted to work with wood and enrolled at
Oregon State University, where he earned a Bachelor of
Science degree. In 1954, Lee furthered his education by
earning a Master of Science degree, as well.
Lee and Faye were married for 72 years and had two
children, Nancy and Dave. Nancy was born in 1946 and
Dave in 1952. Unfortunately, Nancy passed away at age
13 from complications from the fu.
After graduation in 1947, Lee taught at Oregon
State for three years before job openings took him to
San Francisco and ultimately to Jacksonville. When
told about the potential teaching job at Jacksonville
High, Lee was told, “Why would anyone want to go
there…they don’t even have paved streets?” Here in
Jacksonville, Lee taught wood shop at Jacksonville
High School from 1950-1959. (Today, the school is
known as Bigham Knoll.) After Jacksonville High was
consolidated into the Medford 549C school district
and students were transferred to Medford High, Lee
taught at McLoughlin Middle School from 1959 until
1977. After retiring in 1977, he and Faye moved to
Portland, Oregon to do volunteer work with the Child
Evangelism Fellowship until 1985. At that time, Lee
and Faye moved back to Southern Oregon and made
their home in Ruch, where he served as a deacon at the
Ruch Community Bible Church. In 2002, Lee and Faye
moved back to Jacksonville.
A well-atended memorial service was held for Lee on
March 15 at Ruch Community Bible Church, ofciated by
Pastor Rob McKay. Lee was buried next to his daughter,
Nancy, at Memory Gardens Memorial Park. Memorial
contributions may be made in Lee’s name to Child
Evangelism Fellowship, 334 Efe Street, Medford, OR 97504.
In Memoriam – Leland Ivor Harter
May 17, 1918 – February 27, 2014
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Meet Your Farmer – Oshala Farm
by Linda Davis
J
ef and Elise Higley are
living their dream, to
provide potent favorful
herbs to locals here in the
Rogue Valley, throughout
the United States and
worldwide. In June, 2013
the Higleys (and their dog
Thalia) purchased a 113-
acre 100+ year-old farm in
the beautiful Applegate
Valley. The house was built
in 1906; the barn in 1910.
Both are still standing and
receiving some tender
loving care from the
Higleys.
Jef has spent nearly
20 years as a farmer, mostly in sub-tropical climates
including Fiji and Southern California. Elise was a
Manager of Operations for a private school in Southern
California. She is also a certifed western Herbalist.
When the Applegate property became available last
summer, the Higleys were eager to develop the acreage
into a certifed organic farm, with clean water from
the Applegate River and fertile soils.
They began developing the farm
to grow a variety of medicinal and
culinary crops. Jef’s knowledge and
passion for farming and organic fruit
and vegetable production, along with
Elise’s passion for herbs, makes a
wonderful potion for success.
The Higleys found there is a great
need for domestic herb production.
Most of the herbs and spices used in
the United States are imported from other countries
including, China, India, North Africa and Eastern
Europe. The imported herbs and spices are often of poor
quality and are adulterated. Herbs grown locally and
organically are months fresher, have a lower carbon
footprint and are free of problems associated with
imports such as x-rays and irradiation.
In the spring, almost a half a million herb starts are
grown in the propagation greenhouse. They will be
transplanted into one of the many felds on the 113-acre
property. An important part of herb production is the
drying process. Jef and Elise just successfully completed
a Kickstarter campaign where they raised $25,000 to
build a barn to dry herbs.
Education is a big focus for Oshala Farm. Education
and empowering people is of paramount importance.
Twice a year, Jef and Elise sponsor the TerraVita
Symposium for herbal medicine. The next symposium
will be in Ashland in July, 2014. The Higleys also
mentor interns provided by the Rogue Farm Corp.
They help train young farmers. This is their third year
of mentoring interns. Jef teaches at OSU Extension on
how to develop systems to grow herbs. Elise is very
active in the Family Farms Coalition to educate the
public on a GMO-free county.
Hiring local personnel, buying local and conservation
of resources are very important to the Higleys. Most
of the Oshala Farm crops require litle water or are
drought tolerant.
Today, Oshala Farms provides 66 organic crops, 45
of which are herbs. Some of the herbs they produce are
calendula, echinacea, comfrey, stinging netle, burdock,
chamomile and marshmallow. Their 9 variety of teas, which
are developed using organic and locally-grown herbs,
include Be Good to Yourself, Be Calm and
Carry On, Be Well, Breathe Well, Sleep Well,
and Be Nourished. These teas are available
locally at JoyFull Yoga in Jacksonville, at
the Medford and Ashland Co-ops, and at
local Farmers Markets in Ashland, Medford,
Williams and Grants Pass, or on their
website at www.oshalafarm.com.
The Farm has bees that produce
medicinal honey, like Echinacea honey.
This fall they will produce 12-15 varieties
of local spices including rosemary, thyme and oregano.
They also produce mushroom logs, which contain
wood dowels that grow various mushrooms including
shitake, oysters and turkey tail. Next year they plan to
grow medicinal trees.
Come visit Jef and Elise at their website www.
oshalafarm.com, at the local Farmers Markets, at the
TerraVita Symposium in July or at their Farm to Table
dinner August 2.
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Trail Runners
by Becka Kem
Forest Park Explorations
Trail Talk
by Tony Hess, Gary Sprague & Bob Budesa
JWA Hike-a-Thon
J
acksonville is an outdoor ftness
playground, which is one of the
reasons Joe Peterson and I moved
here from California last summer. On our
frst visit we were blown away by all of
the outdoor activities this area has to ofer.
The parks, trails, lakes,
rivers, and mountains
are so abundant and
inviting; once we
arrived we just didn’t
know where to start.
I’ll admit I am a
ftness nut. After I
graduated with a BS
in Health Science
nine years ago, I
have been working
in organizations
commited to health
promotion. I have
helped people lose weight,
quit smoking, manage stress
and improve their diet and
overall health. I have also been
working as a group ftness
instructor and personal trainer.
You can imagine how excited
I was to have access to the
beautiful outdoor workout environments
we have here. I love having the option of
leading my clients, and exercising myself, in
the outdoors.
I recently completed an MS in
Kinesiology, which confrmed for me
the exceptional benefts of exercise. It
reduces the risk of health problems such
as diabetes and cardiovascular disease and
signifcantly improves one’s quality of life.
After moving here, I decided to
dedicate part of my career to helping
people get outdoors and become more
active, so last fall I experimented with a
small outdoor training group. We met
at Beekman Trail with elastic resistance
bands and spent the hour power walking
or jogging the loop, stopping for partner
exercises and stretches. Deer passed by,
fowers bloomed and it got cooler as we
climbed the ever-winding trail. The next
week we met at Doc Grifn Park and
did abdominal work on yoga mats, used
the bars to anchor
our resistance bands,
cardio drills while an
hour few by!
When working
with a group or an
individual, I spend
time learning about
their limitations/
injuries and
recommend specifc
exercises that are right
for them. There are as
many approaches to
ftness and wellness as
there are people.
With that said, my
classes incorporate
safe and efective
cardiovascular training
via walking, jogging,
or running depending
on your ftness level.
Fun and energizing aerobic intervals
and activities are built in as well. Upper
body, lower body, and core-resistance
training are highlighted, with the goal
of increasing muscular strength and
endurance using resistance bands and
weights. Lastly, balance, coordination and
fexibility training are included.
The best way to help people stay active
and healthy is to create activities they
enjoy. And there is no beter place to be
active than in Jacksonville’s backyard!
Pam Wright is an insured and ACE
certifed personal trainer and ofers group
and in-home individual ftness training. For
information, please call 949-705-9029 or email
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Working Out-Doors
by Pam Wright, MS
T
he Rail Trail
Kiosk is a
great place
to start a run or
a hike. So is the
larger parking lot about a half a mile
further down Reservior Road. If time is
short and you want to reach some of the
highest vistas in Forest Park, the Norling
Creek parking lot is ideal. From this lot
(marked P-3 on the Forest Park map) there
are four trail heads which can take you
down a creek bed, up to high peaks, or
across a ridge line. All are worth exploring.
If you are looking for
vistas, you will need to
trek up! A great 5-mile
loop starts by hiking
up the Jackson Ridge
Trail. It begins on an
old gravel road that
gradually narrows to a
manzanita-lined skid
road. There are some
steep sections but these
give reasons to stop every so often to
look at the views. The park rangers have
done an excellent job placing viewpoint
signs and trail markers to keep you on
track and provide encouragement. The
trail does faten out for a litle bit, the
reprieve, before climbing up a litle more.
Before long, a friendly orange sign
will direct the trail of the skid road
onto a newly-cut single track trail. It is
a beautiful mile-long trail that winds
through the trees downward to the old
Jackson Creek Road, now considered part
of the Jackson Creek Trail. From here you
take a right and head down the road a
short distance before taking another right
onto the Canyon Vista Trail. The trails are
clearly marked and hard to overlook.
The Canyon Vista Trail is one of
my favorites and is one of the more
established trails in Forest Park. It
traverses along the edge of the ridge,
with tall madrones arching overhead that
provide shade on hot summer days and
rain protection on the drizzly ones!
To complete the fve-mile loop, follow
Canyon Vista as it drops down and across
Jackson Creek, then climbs up briefy
before leveling out. Enjoy the
gently rolling ground and the
envelope of beautiful foliage…
a wonderful way to fnish an
outing. Canyon Vista Trail
fnishes just below the Norling
Creek Parking lot.
If you are looking for some
more spectacular views,
head up the Twin Peaks
Trail from the Norling Creek
parking lot. This is an out and back with
a small loop on the top of a peak before
heading back. It is about four miles
round-trip with mixed skid road and new
single track trail.
Grab a friend; take a snack and pick
up a trail at the Rail Trail Kiosk. Trail
maps are also available in Jacksonville
at the Jacksonville Review's kiosk inside
the Beekman Bank at the corner of
California & 3rd Streets. Don't be afraid
to explore Forest Park. There are four
marked parking areas that have excellent
trailheads to help you get started!
HIKE-A-THON -
25 years protecting
the natural and
cultural history of
Jacksonville.
Saturday, April
26, 2014 is the Jacksonville Woodlands
Association’s Hike-a-Thon, during which
you’ll be able to learn more about the
Woodlands and its history, enjoy some
informative talks, take a guided hike, and
enjoy a BBQ. There are activities for all
ages, including two hikes. One hike will
be a slower, guided hike led by Larry
Smith, during which you’ll learn about
plants, ecosystems, and the history of the
area. The other hike is more of an exercise
walk, covering 2-3 miles. There will be
occasional stops along this hike too in
order to share information about the area.
The program begins at 10:00am at Doc
Grifn Park. Don’t miss it!!
Hikers and runners will now enjoy new
trails in Forest Park. One new trail and
a trail extension loop were completed in
the Forest Park during January, February,
and March. This project was initiated
when Jacksonville Parks Coordinator
Richard Shields approached Jacksonville
Park Ranger Gary Sprague looking for
a project in the Forest Park for his son
Mat Shields and friend Jacob Duckworth
to complete as their high school senior
project. Mat and Jacob were looking for
something to do that would improve the
environment. Gary had just the perfect
project waiting—building 5,500 feet of
new trail working alongside Gary and
his friend Clayton Gillete. It should be
mentioned that the work entailed all hand
digging with pulaski’s and mccleod’s,
in January at elevations of 2,500 to 3,000
feet, in rain and snow! The Rangers are
very grateful to have Clayton join us as a
volunteer to work on trails in the Forest
Park. Clayton grew up in Jacksonville,
went on to a teaching career, is now
retired doing volunteer work, and is also
a serious runner on the trails. First they
built the 1,500-foot Twin Peaks trail loop
to the top of Twin Peaks, where the views
span from all of the Rogue Valley clear
to Mt. Thiesen, and even the Sisters on a
clear day! Moving over to the 4000-foot
Shade Creek Trail, they completed that
in March. The young men are also going
to plant 125 pine seedlings. Leading the
workload, Clayton put in 125 hours, Gary
72 hours, and Mat and Jacob 60 hours.
Way to go, guys!
The Applegate Trails Association
(ATA) will host an of trail hike through
the rugged 5700 acre Wellington Wild
Lands, recently recognized by the Bureau
of Land Management as Lands with
Wilderness Characteristics or a LWC.
The Wellington Wild Lands are one of
seven LWC’s, all at about 5000 to 6000
acres, identifed in Southern Oregon as
primitive areas deserving some level
of protection. Two seasonal streams on
the fanks of Mount Wellington contain
remnant old growth, lots of scrub and
evidence of the last big fre in 1931 that
raced out of Humbug Creek towards
Jacksonville. This hike makes one realize
you are in a really “wild” area, vulnerable
to the terrain, the limits of your body
and the whims of Mother Nature. The
3-mile hike into Balls Branch, a tributary
to the Applegate River, is rated “difcult”
as we will not be on a trail and there
is signifcant elevation change. Hearty
hikers we will be treated to much
evidence of old mining activity including
a cabin built in the early part of the 20th
century. The descent into the riparian area
of this unique untouched canyon is steep,
wild and beautiful. The striking scenery
will say the rest.
We meet 9:00am, Saturday, April 12th,
at BLM’s Bunny Meadows Staging Area
located at the intersection of Forest
Creek Road and Longanecker Road.
RSVP the hike leader, David Calahan
(541-899-1226) david@applegatetrails.
org . Remember your sturdy footwear,
appropriate clothing, water, food and
perhaps a hiking stick for the uneven
terrain and poison oak. Please leave your
pets at home. ATA would appreciate a $5
donation at sign in. Check out our website
at www.applegatetrails.org and stay tuned as
ATA will be featuring more hikes in 2014.
Directions to Bunny Meadows Staging
Area: From Jacksonville travel southwest
on Hwy 238 (towards Ruch) 4.9 miles
and turn right on Forest Creek Road.
From Ruch travel northeast on Hwy
238 (towards Jacksonville) 2.8 miles and
turn left on Forest Creek Rd. Once on
Forest Creek Road travel 0.7 mile to the
intersection of Longanecker Road and the
Bunny Meadows Staging Area. We will
carpool from Bunny Meadows 8 miles to
the trailhead and this “wild” area.
Hike Balls Branch in the Wellington Wild Lands
Jacksonville Outdoors!
Announcing the 3rd-annual Run The
Ditch 5 & 10 miler, sponsored by the
Southern Oregon Runners and Siskiyou
Upland Trails Assn. (SUTA). This event
will take place on Saturday, May 24,
2014, at 9:00am at the Tunnel Ridge
Trailhead in the Litle Applegate. You
will experience a historic 5 mile or 10
mile run along the incredible Sterling
Mine Ditch Trail. The ditch goes for 26
miles, dug by the Chinese gold mine
workers in 1877. To see some beautiful
views on this trail, go to the SUTA
website at www.sutaoregon.org. For race
details, map and registration, go to www.
sorunners.org, and click on "Race/Events
Calendar". You can also contact the race
directors: Seth Weintraub, 541-899-7659
Steve Goldman, 541-899-3232.
See you there!!
Run the Ditch in May!
JacksonvilleReview.com Page 39 April 2014
I enter the trail. The dross
in my mind claters louder than
the gravel beneath my feet.
I’m halfway up the hill before all
the to-do lists start falling away
like thick Madrone leaves—
click click click
and then: my heart opens
to forest, to story, to history.
Beyond the sweet brink of spring
with all its promises furled tight
in buds and sap and bark, beyond
that bright what’s to come
and what was—
I fnd the is.
That’s the trail I walk
this moment
along the greening slopes
along the onces of trenches
left by men who sought gold
with shovels and hydraulics.
I choose alchemy over mining.
It works like this:
Walk until you don’t remember
taking the fork to Rich Gulch,
until your thoughts have loamed
themselves back to forest foor,
until the back of your shirt
sticks to your spine.
Then you’ll see it shine:
the beyond-self you forgot
until you give thanks for
the fallen pinecones,
the speckled red bonnet
of the fritillaria,
the day-glow green of moss,
the glimpse of sky among
the Manzanita branches.
That’s when the dross refnes,
revealing a gold you can’t hold
but a gold that holds you,
and you’ve become
wealthy beyond words.
With gratitude to the Jacksonville
Woodlands Association
ANNA ELKINS is a
traveling poet and painter.
She earned a BA in art
and English and an MFA
and Fulbright Fellowship
in poetry. She has writen,
painted, and taught on fve continents. She
is the author of the illustrated vignete,
The Heart Takes Flight, the novel The
Honeylicker Angel, and the poetry collection
The Space Between. Her paintings hang on
walls around the world. Anna has set up her
easel and writing desk in the mythical State of
Jeferson. Visit her website at annaelkins.com.
by Anna Elkins
Prospecting
Healthy Hiking
by Kyleen Brodie, LMT
The Elements Massage Therapy LLC
S
pring has sprung and it’s time to
hit the trails…provided you take a
few steps to prepare your body for
what’s to come.
We have over 35 miles of well-
maintained trails right here in
Jacksonville—the
Jacksonville
Woodland Trails
and the Forest
Park trail system—
not to mention
the numerous
wilderness areas
close by, including
the Kalmiopsis,
Siskiyou, Sky
Lakes, Red Butes,
and nearby in
California the
Marbles, Russians and Trinities. With
so much ground to cover, it’s hard not
to push yourself for that extra mile.
Whether you hike for the scenery or the
aerobic beneft and strength training,
hiking engages your core, hip stabilizers,
legs, and let’s not forget the back and
shoulders. These muscles are designed to
get you from point A to point B, but not
without some TLC. Here’s a few tips for
pre and post-hike care as well as when
massage therapy might be right for you.
Self-Care Pre-Hike—The key to pre-
hike preparation is warming up, not
necessarily stretching out. Studies have
found no proof that stretching prior to
workout prevents injury; it more likely
would create instability by over-relaxing
the tendons. The goal should be to warm
muscles up prior to use and prepare
them for what’s to come. Peter Wolf,
a trainer at Superior Athletic Club of
Medford, suggests instead, “movement
preparation, such as squats, lunges, and
single leg balances, performed from slow
to medium tempo to actively mobilize
soft tissues and fre up the nervous
system.” He explains you should aim
to rehearse the movements of your
activity in a smooth, controlled way over
a comfortable range of motion. “A litle
single leg balance goes a long way to
prevent injury,” adds Peter.
Self-Care Post-Hike—To further avoid
injury and fatigue following your hike, be
sure to stretch your muscles while they
are still warm. Now is the time for your
static stretches (think holding stretch
for 30 seconds with no movement) to
elongate muscles and connective tissues.
Focus on your quads, hamstrings, calves,
hips and shoulders. Check out www.
backpacker.com/
stretch for hiker-
specifc stretching
ideas.
Benefts of
Massage—For
some hikers it may
also be necessary
to manually
manipulate
fatigued muscles
to initiate
relaxation and
recovery following
strenuous outings. Massage quickens
the recovery period following extensive
workouts by decreasing infammation
and increasing cell repair.
Research through the Buck Institute
for Research on Aging indicates that
massage therapy reduces infammation of
skeletal muscle damaged through exercise
in a similar way to anti-infammatory
medications. They found that massage
reduced the production of compounds
called cytokines, which play a critical role
in infammation. However, unlike anti-
infammatory drugs, massage also aids in
the recovery process.
A study by Dr. Mark A. Tarnopolsky,
published in the Feb. 1 issue of Science
Translational Medicine, showed the link
between massage and the stimulation of
mitochondria. These tiny powerhouses,
located inside cells, convert glucose into
the energy essential for cell function and
repair. This, along with the increased
circulation and decreased infammation,
would help reduce muscle stifness and
fatigue, common symptoms of delayed
onset muscle soreness.
By employing deep tissue therapy,
stretching, joint manipulation and range
of movement exercises, massage therapy
may be just the thing your body needs as
you head into the coming hiking season.
So enjoy soaking-up the natural beauty
that surrounds us… and don’t forget to
warm up frst!
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