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Publisher, Whitman Parker with
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Publishers:
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ow, What a Summer!—Several people/
groups deserve our thanks for helping make
this a fun and interesting summer: Donna
Briggs and her team at Britt Festivals for an outstanding
season, Maestro Teddy Abrams whose non-stop energy
and enthusiasm reignited the Britt Classical Festival and
helped set attendance records, Angela Warren, Britt’s
Director of Performing Arts, the artists of Art Presence
and the Artist’s Workshop for colorful exhibits, the
Worcester family for the Sunday Farmers Markets, Mel
& Brooke Ashland for bringing the Tea Kettle steam
engine and our history home, Carolyn Kingsnorth,
Larry Smith and Dirk Siedlecki for producing engaging
History Saturday events, the Asante Foundation for the
World of Wine Festival, and many others! There’s still
summer fun ahead with Britt shows, Farmers Markets,

Celebrates the Arts, the Jacksonville Health Fair, Smoked
Salmon Festival and German Heritage Week/Oktoberfest!
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OKTOBERFEST
Come Celebrate With Us!

September 2014

Celebrate German Heritage Week and
Southern Oregon’s German History,
September 22-28!
Presented by Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
and Jacksonville Heritage Society
Monday, September 22
• 6:00-8:00pm: Home Brewing demonstration—dustoff your chemistry books and come learn the art and
science of creating your own-style brew. $20 includes
dinner and tastings. Held at Bigham Knoll.
Tuesday, September 23
• 6:00-8:00pm: Come-out for a fun evening of
contemporary German music. Details will be
available soon online. Held at the Britt Festivals
Performance Garden.
Wednesday, September 24
• 10:00am-3:00pm: Trolley Rides.
• 7:00-9:00pm: Beer Trivia. Bring a team or
come solo…it’s FREE to play and there
will be prizes. Held at the Schoolhaus
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Friday, September 26
• 10:00am-3:00pm: Trolley Rides.
• 5:30pm: Tapping of the Keg and Opening
Ceremony. Local and Oktoberfest beers
will be flowing and the celebration will
commence!
• 7:00-10:00pm: From Mt. Angel, back again
this year, Z Musikmakers band.
• 5:00pm-7:00pm: Techtoberfest! Sponsored by Sustainable
Valley Technology Group—Where the past meets the future!
Saturday, September 27
• 10:00am-3:00pm: Trolley Rides.
• 10:00am: Walking history class with Larry
Smith—meet at 10:00am at the Jacksonville
Library on “C” Street. You will learn
about the German contribution to early
Jacksonville, including a visit to the restored
Britt Gardens and then hike out to Rich
Gulch and French Gulch to visit the many
existing historic gold mines. The hike is
4-miles in-length and would be best for children eight and over. Free.
• Noon: Food, Biergarten and Weingarten open!
• Noon-3:00pm: Mt. Angel’s fabulous ZMusikmakers!
• 3:00-3:15pm: 7th Annual Bratwurst Eating Contest (children’s division)
• 3:15-3:45pm: 7th Annual Bratwurst Eating Contest (adult division)
• 3:45-6:45pm: Dance to the music of the Sauerkrauts!
• 7:00-10:00pm: Dance to the music of the Gruber Family Bavarian Band!
• Yodeling, dancing and Stein Holding competitions throughout the day!

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7th-Annual Oktoberfest 2014, September 26-28
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Sunday, September 28, Family Day
• 10:00am-3:00pm: Trolley Rides
• Noon: Food and biergartens open!
• Noon-4:00pm: Historic Steam Engine No. 1
“Tea Kettle” locomotive will be fired-up and
blowing her whistle!
• Noon-4:00pm: Cow Train Rides, Face
Painting and other kid’s activities.
• Noon-4:00pm: Dance to the music of the
Gruber Family Bavarian Band!
• 2:00-2:30pm: Meet the (German) Princesses! Cinderella, Snow White and more!
• 4:00pm: Closing Ceremonies & growler sale

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Thursday, September 25
• 10:00am-3:00pm: Trolley Rides.
• 1:30pm: Pretzel Making Demonstration.
Seriously, have you ever seen how pretzels are made? This
machine can produce 40 pretzels in a minute, so come to the Brewhaus for
lunch and then see how pretzels are made! Demonstration is free! Held at the
Bigham Knoll Bakery—just inside the Schoolhaus Brewhaus entrance.

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September 2014

Big Changes At Blue Door Garden Store

Kay Faught (on right) has sold her
charming shop, Blue Door Garden Store,
to Cindi Hickey (on left), a long-time
Rogue Valley resident. Kay opened the
shop six years ago this October and says,
“I am so thrilled for this sale…I love
this store… my customers have been so
amazing and supportive that it’s hard
to pass it on, but this just seems like
such a great fit!” Kay, who writes “My
Neighbors Garden” for the Review, notes
that “Cindi is excited to take over and has
some creative new ideas for the shop’s
growth!” Although the shop transferred
ownership in mid-August, Kay will be
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September 10, when Cindi takes over fulltime. Kay adds, “I feel so good knowing
it’s in good hands…if my customers
welcome her like they welcomed me, it
should be an awesome transition and
experience for Cindi!”
Cindi, and her husband, Mike have a
blended family with five grown children,
thirteen grandchildren and a sweettempered chocolate lab named “Myah.”
For six years prior to purchasing Blue Door
Garden Store, Cindi worked at Pacific
Retirement Services as a Project Manager
and in the title and escrow industry for
almost twenty years as a commercial
escrow officer. See ad on page 24.

Sales at "The Farms" Growing!
In late August, the Review caughtup with busy real estate broker Kathy
Tinsley of Coldwell Banker at The
Farms of Jacksonville. The townhome
community is located near the Bigham
Knoll Campus, off Keegan Lane and G
Street. Kathy and her business partner,
Greg Glass, say they are quite pleased
with summer sales activity, with 4 recent
pending sales, 2 August closings and 4
new unit starts. Priced from $240,000$260,000, these nicely-appointed, 2-story,
3 bedroom/2.5 bath townhomes range
from approximately 1300-1500 square
feet. Tinsley notes that project builder,
Dave DeCarlow, and developer, Laz
Ayala, offer buyers upgrades not
found elsewhere for a project of this
kind including those for cabinetry,
countertops, flooring and hardware.
Tinsley notes that both Dave and Laz
have been great to work with and have
gladly accommodated buyers with special
needs. Such was the case for one recent
purchaser who required a chair lift to the
second floor and another who needed
higher-than-normal cabinetry installed.
Tinsley notes that sales are brisk today,

similar to what they were in 2008, when 14
units were sold. For more information on
this townhome project, please contact Kathy
Tinsley at 541-601-5287 or Gregg Glass at
541-944-0511. See their ad on page 12.

Jacksonville’s 1st Little Free Library Now Open

New Vintage Arts & Crafts Classes
Vintage Art & Wine is a new business
with a mission of connecting friends and
art at local wineries. “We focus on vintage
arts and crafts with a modern twist…
currently creating vintage paper flowers,”
says co-founder Tara Grealish (on right)
who started the venture with well-known
local artist Holly Herick (on left). “We premake your flower kits and offer step-by-step
guidance to show you how simple these
flowers can be to make and show you just
how easy it is to be creative,” Holly notes.
Friends are encouraged to attend a class
as a group and enjoy the wine, views and
conversation at several local wineries.
The first series of classes will be held at
DANCIN Vineyards, featuring poppymaking on September 14, followed by a
class on rose-making on September 28.
Reservations are required and the cost is
$30 cash at the door. Future classes will
include painted and recycled crafts.
For more information and to sign-up for
classes, visit www.vintageartandwine.com or
call Tara Grealish at 541-531-5372 or Holly
Herick at 541-899-7093.

Thanks to the Rotary eClub of the State
of Jefferson, Jacksonville Friends of the
Library and Kathy and Bruce Garrett (in
photo), Jacksonville’s first-ever Little Free
Library is now open!
A Grand Opening celebration was held
on August 16 at the Garrett’s home at 910
Beverly Way, the site of the LFL. Little
Free Library is a movement started by
Todd Bol and Rick Brooks in 2010, and
has grown to include “branches” in most
states and dozens of countries. LFL’s
mission includes promoting literacy and
the love of reading by building free book

exchanges worldwide, fostering a sense
of community and building more than
2,510 libraries worldwide—the number of
“real” libraries built by Andrew Carnegie!
Bruce Garrett, board member of the
JFOL noted that the LFL will be stocked
with a variety of good-quality books
that hopefully interest his neighbors. To
participate, readers simply stop-by and take
whatever catches their fancy and then return
and bring books to contribute the LFL. LFL
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News From Britt Hill

by Donna Briggs, Britt President & CEO

Concerts Under the Stars

September

September 2
The Head and the Heart / San Fermin
September 4 • Britt Performance Garden
Mariachi Brittfest: Las Colibri / Mariachi Centella /
Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Allegre
September 5
Rodney Carrington / Special Guest TBA
September 6
Jennifer Nettles / Brandy Clark
September 7
An Evening with The Avett Brothers
September 11
Creedence Clearwater Revisited /
Cee Cee James, 2014 Rising Stars Winner

October

October 17 • On the Stage Concert
Lucy Wainwright Roche
Britt is proud to present this intimate indoor performance
with Lucy Wainwright Roche. In this special off-season event,
the stage doors wil be closed, the audience will be seated on
the Britt stage, and the backstage area will be turned into a
lobby/lounge.

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final weekend of
Britt on Tuesday, September 2.
the 2014 Classical Festival. Wow! I do
On September 4, we’re proud to
believe Teddy saved the best for last. On
present a “Mariachi Brittfest” at the Britt
closing night, Mahler’s piece was simply
Performance Garden. We’ll welcome the
breathtaking. I mean that literally; I had to
Rogue Valley’s own Mariachi Centella,
remind myself to breath as I sat mesmerized and the L.A.-based Las Colibri, or “The
by the powerfully-moving music.
Hummingbirds.” Las Colibri is an allWhat a whirlwind it has been. There
female mariachi band, which you may
has been
remember from
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enthusiastic crowds celebrate our
We’ll welcome the El Gallo taco truck for
world-class Britt Orchestra. The Time
delicious food as well. Come join us for
for Three Pops concert was the first
this fun celebration of all things mariachi!
Classical concert to sell-out in 10 years!
Another show we’re excited about this
Thank you for continuing to embrace the
month is the wonderful singer Jennifer
Classical Festival, and for welcoming our
Nettles. If the name isn’t familiar to you,
Music Director Teddy Abrams into the
her voice likely is. The voice behind the
community. Teddy is proving to be an
country superstar duo act Sugarland,
energetic, inspiring, artistic leader, and we
Jennifer Nettles appears at Britt in support
are already planning exciting things for the of her solo album That Girl. Come out
Classical Festival for next year and beyond. to hear Jennifer’s big, beautiful voice on
It is with great pride and gratitude
September 6.
that I thank Angela Warren, Director of
Also check out our other shows this
Performing Arts and her support team
month, including the outrageous antics
as well as the Britt Festivals Board of
of comic Rodney Carrington (for mature
Directors. This magnificent Season would
audiences only), and the classic sounds of
not have been possible without their hard
Creedence Clearwater Revisited to closework and steadfast support.
up the summer season on September 11.
With September comes the last stretch
Check out brittfest.org for all the details.
of concerts for the summer season, and
Enjoy these concerts on the Britt hill,
we have something for all music lovers.
before summer comes to an end! Hope to
First up is The Head and the Heart, a
see you on the hill soon.
Comments or questions for Britt Festivals?
current darling of the indie folk-rock
Email Donna at ed@brittfest.org. Visit Britt
music scene. The band members met and
formed through a series of open mic nights Festivals at www.brittfest.org.

New Jacksonville Wine Cruise
Jacksonville Oregon Winery
Association (JOWA) is sponsoring a
wine cruise on September 21 from
Noon-5:00pm. Attendees can travel to 5
Jacksonville-based wineries in the comfort
of a shuttle bus, enjoying great wines
and food along the way. Tickets cost
$15 and include 3 tastings and food. The
shuttle bus will arrive and depart every 20
minutes from each winery, enabling you
to linger as long as you like. Park at one of
the wineries and then enjoy the day.
Winery stops include: Caprice
Vineyards, in a unique setting which

includes an alpaca farm. Daisy Creek
Vineyards with its beautiful outdoor
tasting area nestled next to the vineyard.
At DANCIN, their fine tasting room and
outdoor ambiance complements their fine
wines. At South Stage Cellars, you’ll enjoy
a wide variety of excellent wines in the
historic Robbie Collins Tea Room building.
At Quady North at California and 5th
Streets, enjoy award-winning wines in the
heart of Jacksonville’s historic core.
Get tickets and information at all five wineries
or online at www.JacksonvilleWineries.com.
See JOWA ad next page.

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first-ever Southern Oregon Smoked
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Frank Kukla of Jacksonville look forward
to providing you and your family a top
notch event and informing the public
about the important work done in Jackson
County by the Maslow Project.
The SOSSF will be held at the new
Britt Performance Garden from 10:00am6:00pm and features live music, local
food, vendors, local beer, local wine and a
smoked salmon competition—judged by
culinary pros who know their stuff.
Tickets are just $20 and include 5 food
and 5 beer/wine tickets—enabling salmon
fans to taste smoked salmon samples
from the Bella Union, artisan breads from
Rise-Up Bread, Rogue Creamery cheeses,
sweet treats from local chef Kristen Lyon,

and more. Beer and wine fans will enjoy
samples from Walkabout Brewery and
wine from Adit Public House.
For music fans, Don White, Frankie
Hernandez Band, LEFT, Fret Drifters
and others will perform on the new Britt
Performance Garden throughout the
day. The SOSSF will also have a paper
airplane and hula hoop contest for the
kids. For more information on the event
and to purchase tickets, please visit www.
southernoregonsmokedsalmonfest.com. 100%
of the event proceeds will be donated
to Maslow Project (www.maslowproject.
com), a non-profit, grassroots organization
based in Medford, Oregon providing
street outreach and basic needs, crisis
intervention, advocacy, and essential
support services to homeless children
and youth—ages 0-21—and their families
throughout Jackson County.
For more information, please see ad this page.

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The Unfettered Critic

by Paula Block Erdmann & Terry Erdmann
A Fan for Fall Season

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Within a mile of Oregon’s most beautifully preserved
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Medford.
From in-town tasting rooms that offer music, food and
enchanted gardens, to rural wineries featuring expansive
views of the valley from outdoor patios, Jacksonville has
become the destination for wine enthusiasts.

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slouch at solid storytelling. (CBS, Sep. 21).
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Two miniseries appear worth checking
networks—CBS, NBC and ABC—
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scheduled our viewing for us? Today we
Adrien Brody, chronicles the legendary
download favorite shows to “devices”
magician’s life (History Channel, Sep. 1).
like smart phones, tablets, computers and
And Gracepoint, based on British series
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Broadchurch, follows an investigation
them whenever we want. Now dozens of
into the death of a small town boy. While
cable networks, computer websites and
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(insert new broadcast vendor here!) deliver one—with much of the original’s creative
original programming from outlets with
talent attached—may have survived
names like Netflix and HBO and Starz.
intact. Best of all, David Tennant
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reprises his Broadchurch role as lead
which wavelength to turn.
investigator—this time with an American
Well, with the new Fall Season upon
accent (FOX, Oct. 2).
us, we’re here to lend a hand. We don’t
Do you like comic books? If so, this is
guarantee that the new shows we’ve
your year! Returning pulp-based shows
picked will be winners, but we’re betting
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (which we enjoy)
they’re worth a look.
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Comics’ franchises.
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and the non-premium
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(“free”) cable channels.
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protects humanity
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original show, about
Orleans’ Scott Bakula.
to begin its eleventh
supernatural threat.
season, deservedly holds the title “most
The developers’ credits include Dexter,
popular drama on television.” We love
The Mentalist and Charmed, plus the
this police procedural with a military
most recent Batman and Superman
twist (NCIS stands for Naval Criminal
features. (NBC, Oct. 24). And FOX has
Investigative Service), which holds its
found a new way to get mileage out
loyal audience with taut storylines,
of the Batman craze; Gotham traces
good-natured humor, and standout
the formative years of Bruce Wayne
characters. An existing spin-off, NCIS
(Batman) and the early career of Police
Los Angeles, is still going strong after five
Commissioner Gordon. Bruno Heller,
years. So you might ask, does the world
who previously created The Mentalist,
really need another NCIS spin-off? We’ll
is Gotham’s developer (Sep. 22, FOX).
answer with two words: Scott Bakula. A
Finally, The Flash, the tale of the guy who
longtime favorite of television audiences
becomes “the fastest man alive,” spins
(Quantum Leap, Star Trek: Enterprise),
off from the same folks who brought us
Bakula is a man worth watching. We’re
Arrow. (CW, Oct. 7).
betting he’ll make this show an hour of
If none of these suit your tastes, MeTV
must see TV. (CBS, Sep. 23).
(you can find it somewhere high up on
We’re attracted to Madam Secretary. The
your clicker) will be showing reruns of
U.S. President asks a former CIA agent to
Adam-12 and The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
take on the role of Secretary of State after
Paula and Terry each have long impressiveher predecessor dies “in an accident.” The sounding resumes implying that they are
White House setting makes us hope that
battle-scarred veterans of life within the
another West Wing is in the offing. Writer
Hollywood studios. They’re now happily
Aaron Sorkin isn’t involved, but show
relaxed into Jacksonville.
creator Barbara Hall, whose credits range

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Night and Day, In The Mood, ‘Round Midnight
by Gwenne Wilcox
Dave Bennett

It may come as a surprise to some,
but since its inception, the Southern
Oregon Music Festival (formerly known
as Medford Jazz Festival) has played
host to bands from almost as many
states as the number of years it’s been
staging festivals; 25, to be exact. Each
year, new faces are introduced from new
locations, representing
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every corner of the
U.S. It’s hard to believe
that a music festival in
Medford, Oregon—and
still relatively unknown to
its own population—is the
preferred festival of many
musicians who are in equal
demand at more than 130
other music festivals across
the country. Some, like the
Monterey Jazz Festival,
are much bigger and offer
greater fees. But what
keeps them coming back
to our Southern Oregon
Music Festival (SOMF) is
the intimate setting of each of its venues.
Known in its early phase for featuring
primarily Dixieland Jazz and Swing
bands, SOMF continues to expand to
a variety of genres, including zydeco,
doo-wop, jump jive, and pop jazz.
Just last year, newcomer Dave Bennett
(from Michigan) and the Memphis Boys
(from Texas) brought Rockabilly into
the mix, one of the earliest styles of rock
and roll music in the 1950s, and were
voted one of the favorite attractions
in SOMF’s survey. Dave Bennett (top
photo) is an authentic musical prodigy.
Completely self-taught, Bennett plays
both piano and guitar, and by the age of

14 was performing professionally as an
accomplished clarinetist. Separate from
The Memphis Boys, Dave Bennett also
tours across the country with his Benny
Goodman Tribute Band. A month after
appearing at SOMF, Bennett played one
of Benny Goodman’s clarinets at Carnegie
Hall in a tribute to the 75th anniversary
of Goodman’s legendary
live recording on the
same stage. Another
popular performer is
Tom Rigney and his
fiddle. Tom Rigney and
Flambeau have been
performing their blend of
Cajun, zydeco, blues and
New Orleans music at the
festival since 2007.
Night and day,
beginning at 2:00pm on
Friday, October 10th,
16 different bands will
collectively perform
92 sets, totaling 109
hours over three days,
sometimes well past midnight. Once
again, the Inn at the Commons, KOBITV Studio C, Imperial Event Center,
and Howiee’s on Main will provide the
venues, offering an intimate atmosphere
along with food, beverages and a
designated area to dance. If you’re in
the mood to listen to a stunning array
of live, kick-up-your-heels music, you
don’t want to miss the Southern Oregon
Music Festival. Purchase a 3-day pass for
October 10-12, 2014 (a cost of under $5
per band) or visit www.somusicfest.org for
individual day and evening ticket prices.
See ad on page 22.
Photos: 2013 Mike Dickinson

Edgy in October – Only in Southern Oregon!
The second annual “Edgy in October” will be held throughout the Rogue Valley
during the month of October. This event was created by local artist, Cammy Davis to
promote cultural tourism in Southern Oregon
by pairing artists with local businesses for an
“edgy” themed event. Jacksonville venues who
are already on the list for this year, include
Dancin Vineyards, Caprice Vineyards, Umpqua
Valley Tasting Room, Art in the Windows at
Ray’s Food Place, Art Presence Art Center and
Jacksonville Barn Co. If you are a local venue or
artist and are interested in participating, please
contact Cammy at art@cammydavis.com. For
more information and art contest guidelines and
application, please visit edgyinoctober.com.

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

A

mericans for the Arts (www.americansforthearts.
org) Ten Reasons to Support the Arts Reason
#8: Arts have social impact. University of
Pennsylvania researchers have demonstrated that a
high concentration of the arts in a city leads to higher
civic engagement, more social cohesion, better overall
child welfare, and lower poverty rates. A vibrant arts
community ensures that young people are not left to be
raised solely in a pop culture and tabloid marketplace.
When presenting the 2013 National Medal of Arts
and National Humanities in July, President Obama
remarked: “The arts and humanities aren’t there to be
consumed when we have a free moment. We need them
like medicine. They help us live.”
Visit Art Presence Art Center during the Jacksonville
Celebrates the Arts Festival, Friday-Sunday, August 29-31—
and for our Bountiful Harvest member show, opening Friday,
August 29 and continuing through Sunday, September 28—
with a reception on Friday, September 12 from 5:00-7:00pm!
Our offsite exhibits are changing. At Pioneer Village, Bill
Stanton exhibits impasto oil paintings, with an opening
reception Wednesday, September 10 from 4:30pm-6:30pm.
“Since moving to Jacksonville I have focused on honing
my style. I appreciate Art Presence Art Center for giving me
and other local artists an opportunity to display our works
in Jacksonville, and for bringing life back to a building in the
Courthouse complex.” ~Bill Stanton
At the entrance to the Jacksonville Library, Leona
Keene Sewitsky shows her whimiscal sculptures of cast-

off objects assembled with wire, screws and paperclay;
Salvage Sideshow is on display through September 18.
View paintings by Sue Bennett in the Library’s Naversen
Room from September 17-December 17.
“Art opened up the world for me—I taught classes and
organized workshops across the U.S. and Europe for 25 years. I
compose my paintings with simplicity of shape and rich color. I
paint to express beauty, mood, and “heart” to take the viewer to
a refreshing place. I am emotionally caught up while I paint, and
like it best when I am surprised by the result.” ~Sue Bennett
“Art Presence has been my passion for over five years. I
started with a small group of artists interested in making
Jacksonville a go-to place for exhibits, education and art
challenges. When I had the opportunity to lease the old County
Jail, I put together a five year plan. Now, in the third year of that
plan, Jacksonville Rotary has made one of our goals a reality."
“I am overwhelmed by what Rotary has done for Art
Presence. Gary Collins’ planning, organizing and implementing
the completion of our beautiful classroom adds a new dimension
to our impact on the community." ~Anne Brooke
We welcome you to use our classroom, suitable for any
class, workshop or meeting! For more information and to
schedule a date, please contact Anne Brooke at 541-9417057 or email her via the contact form on our website at
www.art-presence.org.
Anticipation is high about our exciting October Dia de
los Muertos open show!
Top right: "Autmn Aspen" by Sue Bennett"
Bottom right: "Bountiful Harvest" by Anne Brooke

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Pioneer Profiles:
Jacksonville’s German-Speaking Settlers

Travel
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Victorian Age
Age

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

W

ith Oktoberfest beginning
later this month, it seems
an appropriate time to
celebrate Southern Oregon’s pioneer
community of German-speaking settlers.
Although comprising only a quarter of
the Rogue Valley’s population, first and
second-generation immigrants from
what are now Germany, Switzerland,
and Austria were
the dominant
ethnic element,
contributing
significantly to
the tenor and
scope of local life.
Think Peter
Britt, Kaspar
Kubli, William
Hoffman,
Herman von
Helms, John
Orth, Max Muller, Joseph
Wetterer, John Bilger, Henry
Klippel, and many more.
They brought with them their
energy, their culture, and
their social organizations—
the Turnverein, Eintracht,
Stamm, and Harmonie.
The Turnverein was a
political and gymnastic
organization that originated
in Berlin. Although
many of the “Turners”
played prominent roles in
Jacksonville and Jackson
County politics, the Jacksonville
organization, formed in 1863, was
primarily athletic and social. Clad in
white uniforms, members worked out
twice a week in the second floor ballroom
of Viet Schutz brewery or in the open
air. Exercises included parallel bars, the
pommel horse, medicine balls, and Indian
clubs. Their public gymnastic displays of
fencing, tumbling, and human pyramids
both amused and entertained local
residents.
The Turners’ healthy physical outlet,
combined with the social opportunities
it afforded, attracted growing numbers
of young men who had never been to
Germany or Switzerland. And despite
the organization’s foreign origin, local
Turners were so pro-American that they
were frequently called upon to manage

Jacksonville’s Fourth of July celebrations.
The Eintracht was a mutual aid society
for German and Swiss families that
also assisted new arrivals from the old
country. In Jacksonville, it became a
social organization as well, sponsoring
picnics, field trips, athletic contests,
dinners, dances, and German language
dramatics. Fundraising activities included
raffles, with the
German “fraus”
contributing
their fancy
needlework
and pastries as
prizes.
Jacksonville’s
non-Catholic
German
and Swiss
immigrants also
became “zealous
converts to the American
craze for lodges and secret
societies.” They joined the
Masons and Odd Fellows
in significant numbers, but
their lodge of choice was the
Improved Order of Red Men.
By 1881, Jacksonville boasted
three lodges: Pocahontas
Tribe No. 1, which was
primarily English speaking;
Jacksonville Stamm No. 148,
which kept all records in
German; and a Haymakers
Association. In 1884, the
combined societies contracted with brick
mason George Holt for the construction of
Red Men’s Hall at the southwest corner of
California and 3rd streets.
Traditionally, the Red Men sponsored
a grand ball on May 12th to honor their
patron, St. Tamany. They also organized
New Year’s masquerades, and in summer
hosted elaborate outings at Bybee’s grove
that included feasting, canon salutes,
oratory and dancing.
And while musical entertainment
through most of the west was basically
limited to “fiddler contests” where
“musicians scratched away by ear,
with no concept of harmony,” early
Jacksonville was a musical culture
center. Jacksonville may have been an
isolated mining town miles from the
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Focus on Hanley Farm

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magazine devoting a full issue to them
in April. Everything from dining in
vineyards, to 30-mile bike rides ending
at a long farm table, to river trips with
farm-fresh meals served. Here in the
Rogue Valley we are lucky
to have not only an ongoing
farm dinner series at Hanley
Farm, but also to have
farmers who work directly
with the chef to plan from
planting time what type of
meal will be served. How
unique is this? Very.
But first, a little
background on the
phenomenon: farm dinners
can really be thought of as
part of the “Slow Food”
movement. The “Slow
Food” movement started in
Italy in 1986 by journalist Carlo Petrini,
as part of a protest against a McDonald’s
franchise opening in one of Rome’s
famous squares, the Piazza di Spagna.
Counterpointing “Slow Food” with
“fast food” Petrini developed a vision
that placed emphasis on enjoying food
through the lens of local economic and
environmental preservation. As Petrini
states, “Slow Food unites the pleasure of
food with responsibility, sustainability
and harmony with nature.”
The Slow Food movement has grown
exponentially since its official founding
in 1989, and currently has over 100,000
members in 150 countries. In the Unites
States there are currently 170 chapters,
whose mission is to “care, cultivate and
connect.” Central to this is bringing

people together to not only enjoy meals
but to learn about the connection between
the food they eat and the environment
they live in. As Alice Waters, Executive
Chef, Founder and Owner of famed
Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley,
CA, and vice president of Slow Food
International says, “When we understand
the connection between the food on our
table and the field where it grows, our
everyday meals can anchor
us to nature and the place
where we live.”
Which brings us back to
Jacksonville, Hanley Farm,
and the place we live. While
many of the farm dinners
organized across Oregon
advertise “working with
local farmers,” none that
I am aware of have the
intimate relationship with
the farmers they work with,
using ingredients specially
grown on the farm to create
their meals, that is present
at Hanley Farm. The food is grown
literally just yards from where it is served,
and planted there with intention. It is
Slow Food at its best.
The next, and final, Hanley Farm
dinner of the season will be held on
Saturday September 13, from 5:008:00pm. Come out. Slow down.
Tickets can be purchased online at http://
hanleyfarm.org/origins-dinner-series, or by
calling (541) 773-6536 x1002.
For more information about Hanley Farm
or upcoming events, please visit us online at
www.hanleyfarm.org or www.sohs.org; or
check out our Hanley Farm Facebook page.
Hanley Farm, owned and operated by the
Southern Oregon Historical Society, is located
at 1053 Hanley Road, between Jacksonville and
Central Point.

News from the Friends of
Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery
by Dirk J. Siedlecki, President – FOJHC
WITH OUR APPRECIATION—Thank
you and much appreciation to all of you
who were able to join us on Monday,
July 28 for our Day of Remembrance
marking the 100th-anniversary of the
beginning of the First World War. I would
especially like to thank those joining me
as presenters: Pastor Richard Evans, Bob
Budesa, Vivienne Grant, Robert Hight,
Bill and Debbie Miller, and the Oregon
Military Funeral Honor Guard. It was a
beautiful memorial service honoring the
73 World War One veterans resting in the
cemetery and all those, both military and
civilians, around the world who lost their
lives during this “war to end all wars.”
Thanks to Bill Miller, the program was
filmed, and we plan on showing it, along
with one on Memorial Day in Jacksonville
and the Cemetery in the near future. Be
sure to watch for further notices regarding
a date and time here in the Review.
HISTORY SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER
13—Start History Saturday in Jacksonville
with a talk followed by a short walking
tour in Jacksonville's Pioneer Cemetery.
This month's topic is, "Minorities of the
Time—Minorities in Jacksonville and the
Rogue Valley in the 1800's.” The program
will begin at 10:00am and be presented by
Joan Hess and Pat Stancel. Dress for the
weather and wear comfortable walking
shoes and meet at the Sexton's Tool House
at the top of the Cemetery Road. Parking
is available within the cemetery grounds.
The program is free, however, donations
are always appreciated and help support
the work of our organization. This will be
the final program for the year but plans are
already underway for 2015. Thank you for
attending our History Saturday Program
this year and making it such a great success.
MARKER CLEANING &
WORKSHOP, SEPTEMBER 20—It’s not
too late to learn and help out! This will

be our last Marker Cleaning Workshop
for the year but we'll be back at it next
year. We meet at the Sexton's Tool House
at 9:00am and work until 12noon, or
whenever you have had enough fun.
Dress accordingly as you may get a little
splatter of water on you! Bring a chair or
stool to sit on, sunscreen, and a hat. All
tools and supplies will be provided along
with a lot of appreciation.
MEET THE PIONEERS: TICKETS
GO ON SALE SEPTEMBER 10!—As
autumn returns to Jacksonville, so does
our annual Meet the Pioneers program.
Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday,
September 10, at the Jacksonville Visitor
Information Center located next to the
Post Office. This will be our 9th year
of offering these very special, unique
and interesting tours of the Jacksonville
Cemetery. Tour dates are Friday, October
10 and Saturday, October 11, with tours
departing every 15 minutes between the
hours of 4:00pm and 7:30pm. Reservations
are based on the departure time of the
tour you wish to take. Tickets cost $12
for adults, $5 for children (12 and under)
Special Family Ticket $29 (two adults and
up to 3 children. As always, there will be
new stories this year!
NEW BOOK BY BILL MILLER,
“SILENT CITY ON THE HILL”—Don't
forget, the first-ever book written and
published about Jacksonville's Historic
Cemetery is now available. Thanks to Bill
and Debbie Miller, the proceeds from the
sale of the book will support the work
of the Friends of Jacksonville's Historic
Cemetery. The book costs $14.95 and
may be purchased at upcoming cemetery
events and activities or ordered online at
www.createspace.com/4848293.
Be sure to visit our website for additional
details and information about all of our Events
and Activities at www.friendsjvillecemetery.org.

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Rotary Salmon Bake at Hanley Farm
The Jacksonville
Applegate Rotary
Club will hold
its 5th-Annual
Salmon Bake at
Hanley Farm on
September 14. As
in past years, this
fundraiser supports
Rotary's clean water
projects around the
world. Our projects
have dramatically
improved public health and reduced
infant mortality rates in impoverished
areas of the world. This November, a
team of volunteers from our Jacksonville
club will travel to Guatemala to provide
water filters to outlying villages deeply
in-need of clean water. Our familyfriendly Salmon bake begins at 5:00pm.
Tickets cost $25 and include a live band,
a short auction, a wine raffle, and a
delicious grilled salmon dinner catered
by Jacksonville Inn, Bella Union, and
the South Medford High School Interact
Club. Local beers and wines will be
available at a cash-only bar. Please join us

for a fun evening!
To purchase
tickets, email
campanella2003@
gmail.com.
As another
fundraiser, our club
will participate in
the Jacksonville
City-Wide Yard
Sale in September.
All proceeds
will support our
community service projects and student
scholarships. For example, this year we
are again providing funds to send three
local high school students to the annual
Rotary Youth Leadership Academy,
which strives to nurture leadership qualities
among participants. This is a life-changing
opportunity. So, during the Yard Sale, visit
us at Judi Johnson's State Farm Insurance
building on 5th Street. As always, we
thank you for supporting
our club's efforts to keep
the Jacksonville-Applegate
community a special place to
live, work, and recreate!

Chamber Chat

by Tim Balfour, President
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
Appearances are Important!

Dixie Hackstedde

• Kids Welcome

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B

usiness owners know that
making an extra effort to create a
welcoming environment makes
good business sense, and also contributes
greatly to the appearance of our
community and our quality of life. There
are more Jacksonville business community
members who deserve recognition than I
can mention in this short column, so my
apologies to those not mentioned! Here, I’d
like to recognize a few of them:
Steve Abandonato of The Pot Rack
(pictured here) washes-down the
sidewalk in front
of his shop every
morning, and not
just in front of
his store but all
the way around
the corner to the
trolley stop. His
daily routine
freshens-up
the sidewalk in
preparation to
greet residents
and visitors. Steve also makes sure the
trolley drivers have cold bottles of water
to keep hydrated on hot summer days.
The gardens in front of Jacksonville’s
Magnolia Inn create a colorful welcome
to people as they arrive in town. I’m
sure Robert and Susan Roos see this as
a necessity in presenting their bed and
breakfast, but it also enhances the entry
to downtown.
Sue Tucker has a knack for putting
together pleasing and eye-catching
displays. She ensures the planters and the
corner around Trolley Stop Antiques are
well-tended and nicely-staged. Again, it’s
a great way of promoting her business,
but it also adds to the overall cared-for,
small town ambiance of Jacksonville.
Mel and Brooke Ashland have
undertaken the herculean task of
revitalizing the old school house and
surrounding property at Bigham Knoll.

It’s good to see a thriving hub of activity
and improvements on a site that could
have become an unmaintained and
vacant facility due to the overwhelming
expense of renovation.
Even though these business owners
focus on developing and maintaining
their own business, they are also
enhancing our town. So thank you for
supporting Jacksonville.
We rely on this ongoing attention to
detail not only during the summer season
but all year round. As we move into the
fall, we look
forward to a
slightly slower
pace, however,
that may be a
misperception. I
recently pulled
together a
roster of events
and activities
happening
throughout the
fall and was
pleasantly surprised at the breadth and
depth of offerings.
We have German Heritage Week and
Oktoberfest, a new Smoked Salmon
Festival and Health Fair, as well as
ongoing events at Beekman House,
Hanley Farm and the Historic Cemetery
to keep us entertained and interacting
throughout the fall season. Please checkout the Jacksonville Event Calendar on
the chamber website at JacksonvilleOregon.
org—and look for information about
our “Fall in Love With Jacksonville”
campaign and prize drawing. I hope to
see you out and about and supporting the
local business community.
For information on the Jacksonville
Chamber, or to join, please contact the visitors
center at 185 N. Oregon Street, call the
office at 541-899-8118 or email chamber@
jacksonvilleoregon.org. Visit the Chamber
website at JacksonvilleOregon.org.

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A Few Minutes with the Mayor

Tony's Dam Column #7:
Dam Plans are Coming Together

by Paul Becker

N

Change! Change?

ow there's
a word that
can strike
fear into the hearts
and minds of otherwise stout-hearted
men and women. How many times
have we all heard someone say, "I wish
they'd stop changing things all the time,"
or "Why do we need to change... I like
things the way they are." The implication
is that the change they fear will make
things worse, not better. Sometimes
that's true, of course; all one has to do is
look in a mirror to prove that point. But,
true or not, change is as inevitable as the
spreading light of dawn
at a morning sunrise.
This truism doesn't
apply to all things
human... hate, for
instance. It is an evil
emotion as powerful
and timeless as its
opposite—love. Our
President didn't seem
to understand that.
When recently asked
about the prospect
of Russia invading
Ukraine, he said, "We've grown beyond
that... nations don't behave that way
anymore." Really?
They don't? Of course they do... and so
do people.
The other day, a group of Hamas
supporters went parading through
Manhattan shouting anti-Jewish slogans
incited by hatred of all things “Israel.”
They were unprepared for a spontaneous
counter-demonstration which dwarfed
their own, forcing them to retreat in
confusion. It isn't often that one sees that
and evidently, it wasn't important enough
to make the network news... but it was on
YouTube.
Hatred has a cousin... negativity...
and it is equally destructive when left
unchallenged. It is a force that saps the
vitality and energy of proposals whose
adoption would necessitate change,
even when that change was obviously
beneficial. Often operating without any
parameters of reason or logic, negativity,
like hatred, rejects any attempt to prove
it wrong. Such proof would destroy
it, thereby rendering it ineffectual and
without merit.
History is replete with men and women
who overcame horrendously-negative

public opinion about their efforts. Fulton,
the inventor of the steamboat which
revolutionized transportation on the
water, was described as a “hack” and
his invention derided as "Fulton's Folly."
Madam Curie not only survived an
incredible onslaught of negativity arrayed
against women in scientific research,
but went on to win a Nobel Prize for her
work. And Winston Churchill fought
against those in his own government
who were ready to surrender to the
Germans at the height of the London
blitz, urging his people to hold on, for he
knew surrender would only bring death
and slavery to
his people, and
perhaps the
world. In each
of these cases,
negativity was
trumped by
determination
and a drive to
succeed.
Here in
Jacksonville, we
are not immune
to negativity.
(Say, "oh, no! I'm shocked, shocked to
see negativity going on here!") There's a
handful of people, albeit, a noisy handful,
who would move heaven and earth to
prevent the City from moving into the
Courthouse. (Oh no! Not CHANGE!)
Their method consists of denouncing the
use of the Urban Renewal program as
the financial platform to accomplish the
steps necessary to make that move. Their
arguments are based on an apparent
ignorance of how Urban Renewal works...
in other words, their arguments are
based on false data. When offered the
opportunity to come to City Hall to learn
how Urban Renewal works and how it
would apply in this case, the answer was
"NO"... the loudest voice not interested.
And lo and behold, the person shouting
"NO" the loudest wants a seat on the
Council next year. How sad! Aren't
council members supposed to be openminded when any issue is introduced,
regardless of personal resistance to
any form of change? I can't speak for
others, but I'm tired of elected officials
who refuse to work in a spirit of cooperation and good-will with each other
and the public. We see enough of that in
Washington D.C. every day, don't we?

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CITY OFFICE
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8:30am - 4:00pm

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9:00am - 4:00pm

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Now located behind Courthouse!
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Submit all applications
& pick-up all permits:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:
8:30am-12noon
Planning Director Available
for Drop-In Consultation:
Monday & Thursday,
11:00am-1:00pm

by Tony Hess
This is the fifth 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.

T

he breaching of the dam project
has reached a significant
milestone with the engineers
completing a 30% design. The city has
been given three possible designs for the
excavation of the sediments, building the
new stream bed, and re-vegetation of the
six-acre project area. While the excavation
of 50,000 cubic yards of sediment,
placement of it on new hillsides above the
new channel and re-vegetation efforts are
the same for all three designs, the new creek
channel construction has three choices.
The most expensive would be a
structured channel with many small
concrete posts to simulate big boulders.
The next, somewhat less-expensive design
would be carefully placing a combination
of large two-foot diameter boulders in
a planned pattern across the stream bed
about fifteen feet apart, going down the
channel, filling in-between with smaller
rocks of a mixed-size and diameter. The
third, and least expensive design, creates
a rip-rap rock channel filled with an
engineered material gradation, consisting
of 50% rocks, size one-half to three foot
diameter, and 50% rocks and sand size
six-inch diameter and less.
This third design is preferred by city
staff. With this selection of channel
construction and a 30% overall design
complete, the city can now submit their
Joint Fill and Removal Permit application
to the Corps of Engineers and Oregon
Department of State Lands. Upon approval,
the engineers will complete the design to
100% detail ready for construction.
With the 30% design, the engineers

were able to complete a detailed cost
estimate for the project. The rip-rap
channel design selection places the project
cost at $767,000. However, the engineers
emphasize that their cost estimates are
conservative, and with some further
work by them and the city, costs can be
reduced. For example, the city has put
two monitor wells in the reservoir area to
measure the water level to better plan for
managing the water during the project. If
the water in the sediments can be reduced
by early diversion of the creek and by
pumping-out of a sump, the excavation
contractor can work more efficiently and
at less cost. Since the current estimate for
the sediment excavation is $233,000, any
cost reduction here can be significant.
A second opportunity for savings is in
the creek channel construction, now
estimated at $198,000. With 2,000 cubic
yards of rock to be placed, major savings
can be accomplished by obtaining the
lowest cost for purchasing the rock
and finding the most efficient way to
place the rock in the stream channel.
The third major cost is re-vegetation
and site restoration now estimated at
$154,000. This phase involves planting
approximately 10,000 trees and shrubs,
with trees on 10-foot centers, and shrubs
on five-foot centers. To assure the survival
and success of the restoration, a watering
system with pumps is to be installed and
water hauled to maintain the area for
three years.
There’s much work ahead on this
massive project with a start date as soon
as July, 2015.

Jacksonville Planning Department News

D

o you know...what Alcatraz
Island, Central Park, Pearl
Harbor and the Alamo have in
common with Jacksonville? They are all
National Historic Landmarks.
Jacksonville joined the ranks of
National Historical Landmarks in 1966. In
fact, Jacksonville was designated Oregon’s
first National Historic Landmark District.
What you may also be surprised to learn
is that all National Historic Landmarks
must adhere to national, state, and local
regulations to preserve their status. It
falls upon the shoulders of Jacksonville’s
Planning Department to ensure that these
regulations are carried out.
One could say that buying property
in Jacksonville is an investment in the
legacy of the town’s history. In order to
preserve that which gives Jacksonville
its charm and desirability, it requires all
residents to abide by the codes which
govern the Landmark District. Similar
to the intent of the CC&Rs of a Home
Owners Association, Jacksonville’s
Planning Codes are intended to preserve
what attracted you to Jacksonville in
the first place. Take a look around:
there’s no denying that Jacksonville’s

signature brand of small town charm and
invaluable history is what we should all
strive to protect.
When considering either the purchase
of a property or the leasing of a building
for your business, your first stop should
be the Planning Department. A first
visit to the Planning Department will
provide you with knowledge of all codes
and regulations that may apply to your
property. If the Planning Department
failed to perform its duties, the city could
lose its historic status and all the benefits
that come from the designation.
In the next issue of the Review, we will
take you back in time to discover the
origins of our historic status, starting with
the oldest brick building still standing
in the State of Oregon. Until then, please
stop-by and meet Amy and Celeste in the
Planning Department.
Jacksonville Planning
Department is located
behind the Old
Courthouse and can
be reached at 541-8996873. See office hours
on this page.

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

JACKSONVILLE CITY SCHEDULE
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, September 2, 6:00pm (OCH)
PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, September 10, 6:00pm (OCH)
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, September 16, 6:00pm (OCH)
HARC HEARING OFFICER: Wednesday, September 17, 10:00am (OCH)
HARC: Wednesday, September 24, 6pm (OCH)
Location Key: OCH - Old City Hall (S. Oregon & Main) CH - Courthouse
CC - Community Center (160 E. Main Street) NVR - Naversen Room
(Jacksonville Library) FH - Fire Hall (180 N. 3rd St. @ C) EOC - Emergency
Ops Center at Police Station

July 16, 2014 to August 14, 2014
Call Type – Total Calls
Alarm - 8
Animal Complaint - 8
Assault - 1
Assist - Other Gov't/
Law Enforcement
Agencies - 48
Assist Public - 54
Burglary-Residence - 1
City Ordinance - 9

Civil - 3
Domestic Disturbance - 3
Fraud - 1
Fugitive - 3
Impound Auto - 2
Larceny/Theft - 3
Motor Vehicle Crash - 1
Noise - 6
Property Lost - 3

Property Found - 3
Public Safety - 8
Suspicious - 12
Traffic Crime/Hit &
Run - 2
Traffic/Roads All - 10
Trespassing - 2
Vandalism - 1

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Meet the Candidates for Three
Jacksonville City Council Seats

Join Jacksonville CERT!

Brad Bennington—Age: 58, 3rd-generation
Oregonian, established Bennington Construction
Company. 1978 through 2010, commercial general
contracting. Currently, CEO for the Home Builders
Association. My wife, Linda works at La Boheme,
married 38 years, 4 children. 30 years Board and
Committee experience, including Jackson County and
Jacksonville City Planning Commissions. I believe
in good neighbors, safe streets and common-sense
government. None of us is as smart as all of us, so let’s
work together!
Ken Gregg—I’m 67 with a degree in economics
from UC Berkeley. In 2010, I came to Jacksonville and
subsequently purchased the historic Eugene Bennett
property, currently undergoing a major restoration.
I’ve been a professional photographer and have
served on the Board of Trustees of a non-profit arts
organization. Currently, I’m working as a consultant
to the Jacksonville Planning Department and am a
member of the Citizens Advisory Committee. Keeping
Jacksonville a lively, healthy community is of utmost
importance to me.
Jim Lewis—Age: 69. Education: BA and Law
degrees, William & Mary. Military: retired Navy
Captain, Viet Nam deployments. Qualifications:
twenty-six years on Jacksonville's city council,
fourteen years as mayor. Current state or regional
responsibilities: League of Oregon Cities, Board
of Directors; President, Rogue Valley Council of
Governments; board member, Rogue Valley Sewer
Services; member, regional 911 board; RVACT policy
board; MPO policy board. I am seeking re-election
because I want to continue moving Jacksonville forward.
Ted Trujillo—My name is Ted Trujillo, age 37 and
I plan to run for City Council for the first time. I still
recall when we moved here in 2005 the feeling of
community and safety Jacksonville brought to me.
Now nearly ten years later, I set sail on a journey to
help guide this beautiful community into the future,
while embracing its rich history. I look to bring youth,
patience and determination to the Council.

Clara Wendt—Age: Not Disclosed.I was enamored
and fascinated by Jacksonville at my first introduction
to it: the museum, wonderful historical building
and the friendly loving people. As the new teacher,
librarian after the first week of school, a city
councilmen came up to the school house to talk with
me. “We are so happy to have a professional librarian,
so we have decided to put you on the City’s library
board.” Thus began my involvement with the City.

Jacksonville CERT members, l-r: Owen Jurling, Linda Kestner, Michele Brown-Riding,
Carol Knapp, Debra Miles and Sharon Abshire.
Wildfires, Heavy Storms, Floods–
How can you help within your own
community during events such as these?
The answer is CERT!
• Community
• Emergency
• Response
• Team
CERT is made up of volunteers trained
in basic disaster response who support our
first responders under the direction of the
Jacksonville Fire Department by taking an
active role within our community during

emergencies. We also educate people about
disaster preparedness for you, your family,
friends and neighbors.
There is a role for everyone within
CERT! Jacksonville CERT members range
in age from 20’s to 70+.
You can learn all the skills required to
become a CERT member at our upcoming
Basic Training September 13, 20 and 21.
Deadline for registration is September 10.
For more information and registration,
contact Michele Brown-Riding at jvillecert@
gmail.com or 541-846-1460.

City Snapshot
City Council, August 5 & 19—The
single agenda item of the evening was a
discussion and subsequent passage of an
ordinance for deletion of the “freehold”
standard for holding public office. The
action was needed to remove antiquated
provisions in the city’s Charter that
a candidate must basically own real
property in order to hold public office,
including that of City Councilor. With
its action, council agreed with the city
attorney that the provision would likely
be deemed unconstitutional and out of
touch with modern practices should a
challenge arise.
Mayor Becker informed council
that earlier in the day, he had issued
a statement (published online by the
Review) that in the event a complaint
is filed over the use of sandwich board
signs, the mayor would personally
investigate the matter himself. The mayor
reiterated that the sign code ordinance
was being reviewed and that changes to
the code were forthcoming.
During Council reports, Councilor
Owen Jurling announced that he would
not seek election to the council in the

upcoming November election, citing
personal reasons for not running.
In a staff-related matter, Jan Garcia
gave notice that she was leaving her post
as City Clerk and Recorder, effective
September 1. Garcia has been with the
city for 8 years, 4 as Clerk and Recorder,
during which time she oversaw some
of the most dramatic improvements to
the city codes & ordinances, policies,
procedures and liability insurance
reforms. Jan has taken a part-time
position as a Transaction Coordinator
with the main John L. Scott Real Estate
office in Medford. She says she’s looking
forward to a change of pace and plans
to grow her new soap-making business,
“Momma Leche Soap,” about which she
is extremely passionate.
At its August 19 meeting, Council
passed Ordinance 2014-007, the final
phase of a 2-year re-codification of 14
chapters of the City Code. In her remarks
about the process, Recorder Garcia
thanked members of council for their help
along with citizens Bill Stanton, Vivienne
Grant and Shelia Lantz-Wedel for their
assistance and input.

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On Money & More: What (Almost)
Everyone is Looking For

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his month, we would like to
discuss a topic near and dear to
most of our hearts; retirement
income. There are many ways to get
income. First, one can work forever,
therefore continuing to earn “income”.
A lucky few will inherit money, or win
the lottery, and may not have to give
their retirement years a second thought.
Many will retire with benefits from their
employers. Sadly, the Wall Street Journal
recently reported that nearly 19% of all
Americans ages 55-64 have not saved
anything for their retirement! For those
living on a fixed income, investment
income can be the most important
determinant of their standard of living.
For the past five years, generating income
from investments has been historically
challenging. Let’s take a look at why
interest rates are so low.
On December 16, 2008, the Federal
Open Markets Committee (FOMC)
released the following statement:
Since the Committee's last meeting, labor
market conditions have deteriorated, and
the available data indicate that consumer
spending, business investment, and industrial
production have declined. Financial markets
remain quite strained and credit conditions
tight. Overall, the outlook for economic
activity has weakened further.
Due to this bleak outlook on the heels
of the great recession, Chairman of the
Federal Reserve Board, Ben Bernanke,
announced a federal funds rate target of
0%-0.25%. The federal funds rate is the
rate at which the Federal Reserve loans
money to banks. This may seem like an
unusual relationship since most of us
think of banks as loaning money, but the
federal funds is an important component
to the amount of money (liquidity) in the
economy. With the federal funds rate set
at 0%, banks would have little incentive
to pay significant interest on deposits
(why pay consumers to deposit money
at your bank when you can borrow from
the government for free?). Since this
announcement, rates have remained
largely unchanged, and savers have had
to look beyond their savings accounts for
investment returns.
By providing little incentive to leave
money in a savings account, the Fed has
created an environment that encourages
two things: consumer spending, and
chasing investment risk. The first
objective was to stimulate the economy,
and the Fed’s record of accomplishing
this has been mixed at best. The current
economic recovery has had meager
results; by many historical measures it has
been the weakest on record. It is difficult
to know, however, how the economy
would have recovered in an environment
with higher interest rates.
The second outcome of the Fed’s
actions, pushed investors to accept
more risk in their investments in order

to hopefully, achieve greater income.
In pushing investors to chase more risk
to achieve better gains, the Fed had
unbridled success. This can be measured
by the rise in asset prices, notably stocks,
which recovered very quickly from the
latest recession. Investors universally
moved into riskier securities including
higher yielding (interest paying)
investments that also had the opportunity
for growth. Investors unilaterally moved
“up the risk scale”: Those who held cash
bought bonds; investors who held bonds
bought stocks; investors who owned
stocks bought riskier stocks. The result is
that many retirees today have a portfolio
that is riskier than is preferred, but in
most cases they also seen those assets
appreciate in recent years. Income has
been replaced for many investors by
asset growth.
The question today for investors, is
whether they should continue along
the current path of chasing income by
accepting more risk in their assets. At
Cutler, we believe that at nearly any
stage in life, a certain amount of stocks is
appropriate in an investment portfolio.
Stable dividend producing equities with
very strong track records of increasing
their dividend rate, thus increasing the
investor’s income is a prudent approach
to retirement planning. Investment
grade bonds continue to be an important
component of a conservative portfolio.
Yet, with the prospect of rising rates
increasingly likely in 2015, understanding
where your risk is today is essential.
The prospect of higher interest rates is
becoming a greater likelihood, allowing
retirees to once again contemplate a time
when they can rely on the safety and
security of their investments and savings
to generate their monthly income.
Matthew Patten is CEO and Investment
Portfolio Manager. He is a graduate of
Jacksonville Elementary School and South
Medford High School. Matt earned BA degrees
in Economics and Environmental Geo-Sciences
from Boston College and a MBA from the
University of Chicago.
Erich Patten is President and Chief
Investment Officer. He is a graduate of
Jacksonville Elementary School and South
Medford High School. Erich earned a BS
in Economics from the Wharton School,
University of Pennsylvania, and a Masters in
Public Policy from the University of Chicago.
See ad this page.

September Movie Night at Old City Hall
On September 19th we
will be commemorating
the 75th anniversary of the
beginning of World War
II with a very special film
starring Leslie Howard.
The film is Pimpernel Smith
(released in the United
States as Mister V) and it
is a fitting epitaph to his
career—together with
one more film before his
death at the hands of
the Luftwaffe. Known
to American audiences
primarily for his role
in Gone With The Wind,
his wartime work is virtually forgotten.
Pimpernel Smith is a veritable tour de
force... directed, produced, and starring
Howard in a taut psychological war of
intrigue between a seemingly nondescript
but heroic archeology professor and

a general in the
Gestapo. Pimpernel
Smith, produced
at the height of the
London blitz in
1941, was designed
to lift the morale
of the British
population by
shredding the Nazi
image of invincible
superiority. It is not
a war movie. The
film ends on the eve
of WW II, the night
before the invasion
of Poland. Pimpernel
Smith is not a great film, but Howard's
speech at the end is worth the watching.
It was good enough for Goebbels to put a
price on his head.
Pimpernel Smith will screen at 7:00pm at
Old City Hall on Friday, September 19th.

Matthew C. Patten
Chief Executive Officer
Portfolio Manager

Erich M. Patten
Chief Investment Officer
President/Portfolio Manager

History matters: it matters to Jacksonville and it matters
to Cutler Investment Group, headquartered at Bigham
Knoll. For three generations Cutler has been providing
conservative, income- focused investment solutions for
individuals and tax-exempt institutions. The Portland
Business Journal recognized us as a Top Investment
Manager in 2013 (ranked by Assets Under Management).
Please stop by to learn how we can help.

CUTLER
INVESTMENT
GROUP
525 Bigham Knoll | Jacksonville, OR 97530 | 541-770-9000 • www.cutler.com

SLAGLE CREEK VINEYARDS

SOUTHERN OREGON
–EST. 1980–

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

www.slaglecreek.com

(541) 846-6176

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Let's Talk Real Estate

Daisy Creek Vineyards

by Graham Farran, Expert Properties
Drones attack the real estate market!

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Purchase your tickets now for the
Jacksonville Wine Cruise,
September 21, at
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Located at the far east end of Shafer Lane in Jacksonville.

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rior to
moving to
Southern
Oregon in 2002,
I had just sold eBusiness Design, a web
development company that specialized
in helping large companies use the
internet to market, improve customer
service, distribute their product directly
to consumers or just to inform their
customers. When I arrived in Southern
Oregon, I was surprised by the lack of the
awareness of the internet as a marketing
tool and quickly became successful in real
estate sales by using
the internet to market
homes for sale.
Fast-forward to
2014—marketing
homes using the
internet has evolved
to the next level and
has changed in three
major ways. We are
now seeing incredible
growth and success
using Video, Mobile and Texting.
Video—For years, the best way to
capture the feeling of your home has
been a video, but we are now seeing
rapid growth of this technology due to
the majority of the population having
high-speed internet, smart phones
hooking to WiFi and the use of Drones to
capture High Definition photos from the
air. Drones are no longer just associated
with unmanned flights tracking terrorists
through desolate foreign territories.
Drones are now being used to fly over
your home, capturing images that
fascinate the viewers. You can have
footage of flying over your community
and capturing its best features then
combine that with a flyover and through
your home. Take Jacksonville for
example: many buyers come here from
out of state so they are amazed when
they see a flyover of Britt, California
Street, local vineyards, wineries and
historic buildings combined with a home
that fits their needs.
Mobile—According to the National
Association of Realtors, 89% of home
shoppers use mobile devices during their
home buying research with the number
growing daily. The top three real estate
websites, Realtor.com, Zillow and Trulia,
are already receiving more traffic from
their mobile applications than their

desktop applications, so it’s really become
important for a home that is for sale to
be advertised and enhanced on one, if
not all three of those sites. Mobile real
estate sites use the GPS on your smart
phone to bring up homes that are for sale
as buyers drive past them. If there is a
video they can launch and play, they can
quickly see both the inside and outside. If
it is done using a drone, they can see the
neighborhood and if it’s rural property,
they can see the lay of the land. With
one click from a mobile application, a
buyer can call the listing agent for an
appointment to
see the home. If an
agent has a website
they have to make
sure that website
is optimized for
mobile users or
many buyers will
not be able to view
their homes for sale.
Texting—Text
codes are a fantastic
way to capture the contact information of
mobile drive-by buyers. A text code can
be added to a “for sale” sign allowing
buyers to text for price, details, photos
and videos. Many drive-by shoppers
may not be ready to call the listing agent,
but they will send a text for additional
information. The listing agent will
instantly be notified by text or email
when a buyer uses the text code and can
then reach-out and text (or call) the buyer
back while the buyers is still sitting in
front of the house for sale! Text codes can
also be used as lead generators in any
advertisement. Print ads don’t allow for
many details so if you add a text code, the
buyer can text for complete details, video
and photos. Recently, I saw the use of text
codes by Sears in the Sunday paper and
you will definitely see more use of this
technology as the public embraces it.
It’s interesting how technology adds new
ways we can market homes but we have
to combine these new technical marketing
tools with those old and trustworthy
marketing tools such as print ads, direct
mail and open houses, which are still great
ways to find a buyer for a home.
Graham Farran is a broker with Expert
Properties, located at 620 N. 5th Street in
Jacksonville. Please see their ad on the back
page and contact them at 541-899-2030 or
online at www.expertprops.com.

Fall Car Care Tips!

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Express Oil Changes No appointment needed!

by Nicole Caballero, Bob Thomas Automotive

ven though outside temperatures
are still high, fall and fall weather
is right around the corner. Most
of us know that when the weather changes,
our vehicles need extra attention and
maintenance—there are things you can do
to aid in getting your vehicle ready for cold
fall and winter weather now!
Start by getting your oil and filter
changed. Most factory manuals suggest
getting your oil changed every 3 months
or 3000 miles, which seems to follow with
the changing of the seasons. If you’re like
most people, you have been on the road
more over the summer, maybe with short
trips to the coast and lakes or to visit with
friends out of town. With all of those
miles adding-up over the last few months,
it’s time to make sure your oil is up to
handling the demand from the engine.
A poll of ASE Master Auto Technicians
revealed that regular oil and filter changes
is one of the most frequently-neglected
services, yet one that is essential to
protecting your engine.
One of the most essential maintenance
items for fall is replacing windshield
wipers. It seems as if we don’t think
about them until we’re caught in a rain

storm and can’t see two feet in front of
us. Prepare now and replace your wiper
blades. Also, get your windshield washer
fluid topped-off…you’ll be surprised
how much you have used this summer.
Check your lights—with time changes,
most of us will be leaving for work and
getting off work when it is still dark outside.
Inspect all lights and bulbs and replace
them, if needed.
Bob Thomas Automotive is having
a Back to School Special this month
which includes a regular 5-quart oil and
filter change, a replacement on wiper
blades and a 57-point inspection for just
$79.95! The inspection includes, but is not
limited to, checking your vehicle's belts
and hoses for leaks and cracks, inspecting
the brakes, tires and tire pressure, and
lights. We’ll also top-off all fluid levels
and replace light bulbs as needed.
Just remember… regular, routine
maintenance can help improve your gas
mileage, reduce pollution, and catch
minor problems before they become
big headaches, so come down to Bob
Thomas Automotive for all your vehicle
repair and maintenance needs.
See ad this page.

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JUST LISTED! Classic Oregon Ranch style home on 2.5 acres, less
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of gracious living space. Vaulted ceilings, 2 fireplaces, Pella windows,
4 bedrooms, 3 baths, romantic master suite, and a kitchen designed
for entertaining,v all on one level. RV garage.

Fabulous 4000 sq.ft. contemporary craftsman style home on 10
beautiful acres with irrigation. Designed for entertaining, this
home has a dream kitchen, an amazing master suite on the main
level, decks, patio, a pool and lovely landscaping. There are
TWO 2 car garages plus a large shop.

$798,000

$529,000

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fireplace, chestnut wood floors, updated kitchen with granite and
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Amazing views of the Rogue Valley from this lovely, updated
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home on a beautiful .55 acre lot. Master suite on main level.
Miller Estates, a wonderful 55+ Community. Built in 2005, this 3
bedroom 2 bath home with approximately 1790 sq. ft., has vaulted Lower level would be great for in-laws or guests. Extensive covered decking on 2 levels for outdoor living and entertaining. 3 BR
ceilings, a fantastic kitchen and dining area, a spacious covered
plus an office with over 2300 sq.ft.
front porch and fenced back yard with a patio.

$399,900

$129,000

1100 and 1104 S. Third St.,
Jacksonville
Beautiful 1.06 acre in city
limits. Includes 2 separate
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Get both lots for...

$159,900

Charming country home with views, just outside the city limits on
5.58 acres. Beautiful kitchen, fireplace in living room, seasonal
creek frontage and a lovely meadow. A spacious deck overlooks
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5 acres
Jacksonville
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1750 Pair-a-dice Ranch Rd.
Jacksonville

$359,000

570 N. Oregon,
Jacksonville

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EVENTS CALENDAR ✹ SEPTEMBER 2014

Jacksonville Art Events
September 2014!
Bountiful Harvest!
Art Presence Art Center!

August 29–Sept 28:
Art Presence exhibits
member artworks with
the promise of an abundant fall harvest as the
focus of their subjects.!
Meet the artists at a
reception on Friday,
September 12 from
5-7pm!! !
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✹✹Saturday, September 13, 5:00-8:30pm origins
dinner series, Hanley Farm. See article on page 12.

✹✹Last Tuesday of the month, 11:00am-Noon: Live
Music at Food & Friends. Meals $2.75
for Seniors 60 and over. S. Oregon Street next to
GoodBean. Call 541-899-7492 for information.

✹✹Sunday, September 14, 5:00pm rotary salmon
bake, Hanley Farm. See article and ad on page 14.

✹✹Saturday, September 20, 9:00am-Noon: cemetery
marker cleaning & workshops.
Historic Cemetery. See article on page 12.

✹✹Friday-Sunday, September 5-7: fojl book
sale, Jacksonville Library. See article on page 23.
!

Home to the Beehive!
Katharine Gracey!

August Art Presence Curated Exhibits:!

✹✹Sunday, September 7, 2:00-5:00pm: furnarture,
benefit auction for the Studio at Living Opportunities,
Bigham Knoll. For more info, www.livingopps.org.
✹✹Friday-Sunday, September 12-14: fall home
show, Jackson County Expo. See ad on page 11.

Sandy Shoals
Bill Stanton

GoodBean Coffee!
September 1–30: Susan Frank!

Susan Frank studied at the Univ. of
Houston and the Glassell School of
Art, and studied at the Art Students
League of Denver with master
pastelist Doug Dawson and plein
air painter Jay Moore. She now
resides in southern Oregon with her
dog and two cats, teaching fashion
illustration, exhibiting at local
galleries and producing licensed
illustrations. Susan presents a
diverse collection of pastel paintings!
& drawings, casein paintings, and!
photo collages.
!

South Stage Cellars!
September 20–October 29:!
Paintings by Sue & Steve
Bennett!

More at: www.soartists.com/calendar.html!

✹✹Saturday, September 13, 10:00-11:30am: history
saturday in the cemetery, “Minorities
of the Time...” See article on page 12.

✹✹Monday-Sunday, September 22-28: german
heritage week, Bigham Knoll Campus.
See event schedule and ad on page 4.

✹✹Saturday, September 13, 10:00am-4:00pm: aauw
fall garden tour. See article and ad on page 26.

✹✹Friday-Sunday, September 26-28: oktoberfest,
Bigham Knoll Campus. See event schedule and ad on page 4.

✹✹Saturday, September 13, 10:00am-3:00pm: kids day
at crater rock museum. See article on page 28.

✹✹Saturday, October 4, 10:00am-3:00pm:
jacksonville's 1st-annual health
fair, Historic Courthouse grounds. See article on page 33.

✹✹Saturday, September 13, Noon-4:00pm: history
saturday at beekman house, "Travel in
the Victorian Age." See ad on page 10.

Supports Music Education

INVITED BANDS*
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Bob Draga (special guest)
Bob Draga with Friends
Cornet Chop Suey
Dave Bennett &
The Memphis Boys
Gator Nation (formerly Gator Beat)
High Sierra Jazz Band
High Street Band

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Lena Prima Band
Midiri Brothers
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✹✹Friday-Sunday, October 10-12: southern
oregon music festival. See article on page
8 and ad below.

OCTOBER
10-12, 2014

Website & Art Event Calendar by
Hannah West Design, LLC ~ 541.899.2012

✐ SEPTEMBER

✹✹Sunday, September 21: jowa wine cruise,
Various Vineyards. See article on page 6.

OR

Martin Majkut · Conductor

Get Extra Early Bird
Tickets for only
$75 until 9/30/14!

Photo: Ezra Marcos

Steve paints in pastels, and
Sue in oils and watercolors.
Feast your eyes on the magnificent styles this talented duo
Huener’s Hill Vineyard
bring to their canvases! Meet
the artists at a reception on
Steve Bennett
Saturday, Sept 20 from 5–8pm !
with live music, wine tasting and complimentary hors
d’oeuvres. No cover! 125 South Third St. ~ 541-899-9120 !

✹✹Saturday, September 20, 1:30pm & 3:00pm:
beekman house living history.
"The Year is 1932." Also, September 20. Reservations
suggested. See ad on page 10.
✹✹Saturday, September 20, 6:00-9:00pm: ata
fundraising dinner, Red Lily Vineyards.
See article on page 32.

✹✹Friday, September 12, 5:00-7:00pm: featured
artist reception, The Creator's Gallery. 2nd
Friday of every month. See ad on page 36.

Art Presence Art Center is a
nonprofit organization located
at 206 North Fifth Street on
the grounds of Jacksonville’s
historic courthouse. We are
Autumn Aspen
open every Friday–Sunday
Sue Bennett
from 11am–5pm. Visit us online at art-presence.org!

2
4
5&6
7
11
12 & 13
18
19 & 20
25
26 & 27

✹✹Friday, September 19, 7:00pm movie night, Old
City Hall. See article on page 17.

✹✹Friday-Sunday, September 5-7: city-wide
yard sale, Jacksonville.

Pioneer Village!
Sept 10–Dec 10:!
Oil paintings by Bill Stanton!
Jacksonville Library:!
Naversen Room!
Sept 17–Dec 17: !
! Oil Paintings by Sue Bennett!
Front Entrance Display! !
Now–Sept 18:
!
!Salvage Sideshow!
Cast-off objects find their
way into the spotlight of a !
whimsical carnival of second
chances in the sculptures
Leona Keene Sewitsky
assembles with screws, wire,
and paper clay.!

Car Talk
Susan Frank!

✹✹Sundays, 9:00am-12:30pm: jacksonville
farmers market. See photos on page 36.

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Every Sunday 2 to 5

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Enjoy some local talent
while wine-tasting

Masterworks Series I
Ashland · Oct 3 · 7:30pm
Medford · Oct 4 · 7:30pm
Grants Pass · Oct 5 · 3:00pm

Featuring

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Hristova
violin

Sept 7 - Liz Jones
Sept 14 - Cyd Smith
Sept 21- Phil King
Sept 28 - Tom McReynnolds

ROGERSON:
Oaken Sky
PROKOFIEV:
Violin Concerto No. 1
Bella Hristova, violin
BEETHOVEN:
Symphony No. 3,
Eroica

TICKETS

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$20–$50 · Limited $10 seats in Medford and
Grants Pass · Students $5, all concerts all season

Free concert talk with Martin Majkut
one hour before each performance

Purchase your tickets now for the
Jacksonville Wine Cruise, Sept. 21,
at jacksonvillewineries.com
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Just One Mile North of the Jacksonville Post Office.

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A Cup of Conversation
by Michael Kell

Skinny Mirror

F

or Father’s Day
I received a
basket of gifts
one of which is a
trivia game called Chat Pack, a collection
of conversation starters for around the
dinner table. One of the questions asked
what would be the most common word
people use to describe you. Keep in mind
these are people who know the real us
not just the image we carefully craft. Who
wants to hear the honest
answer to that question? I
think most prefer to look into
the skinny mirror even when
we know it’s lying. Why is
that? Maybe sometimes we’re
better served by the squatty
mirror with the knowledge
we really do stand taller and
leaner. Chat Pack should put
that question in the deck!
One thing’s for certain…
please don’t give us a true
mirror if truth is the last
thing we want to see.
I don’t believe in
reincarnation. Cockroach to
human is an unreasonable
stretch for me although man to cockroach
seems more plausible especially after
channel surfing cable for any length of
time. I do however believe every day we
have the opportunity to change into…
better. It is a process requiring truth and
a decision. The truth is often harder than
the decision because we fear truth like
we fear an audit, blood test or honest
mirror. The decision to change is then just
a choice.
If we’re not willing to change, relational
wrongs won’t right themselves and
humanity is doomed. The most popular
words in marriage ceremonies are
taken from a letter written to the early
Corinthian church in the once great citystate located between Athens and ancient
Sparta. The words were penned by a
highly-educated and devout rabbi who
experienced a world-changing revelation
while traveling to Damascus. For two
millennia, secular and religious scholars
have called the letter a definitive work on
the definition of love because everyone
agrees virtuous love is not selfish or
impatient but kind and sacrificial. When

bride and groom gather to exchange vows
we continually hear love never fails but
what we don’t hear as often is why love
never fails.
Waking in search of meaning we find
faith, hope and love are the three greatest
virtues in human experience. Without
faith we face vast emptiness when years
turn into decades and dreams fade away.
Without faith, natural loss overwhelms
because health, strength and time have
a shelf life. Hope is a powerful
force without which healing
of any kind is not sustainable.
Without hope we become easy
prey to the ravages of physical
and emotional gravity. Love,
however, is the greatest virtue
of them all. Without love there
can be no redemption in wrong
things spoken or done. Without
love there can be no forgiveness,
no second or seventieth chances.
Without love we’d have to live
and die with the harshest reality
of our trespass upon those
closest and furthest away.
There is not a sane man or
woman in all creation who
would knowingly choose a life with an
inability to change. The irony is many
settle for that very thing because looking
into the mirror we believe forgiveness is
either not available or necessary for our
brand of offence (that mirror-mirror on the
wall is the biggest liar of them all). We then
rationalize our wrongs or cast blame to
assuage a pain of regret which never goes
away. When this happens the answer
to the Chat Pack question is never an
attractive one.
Our old skinny mirror fell and shattered
the other day so I find myself with little
choice but to look into a truer glass. I’m
still inclined to look into a skinny mirror
yet willing nonetheless to face reality. I
have to trust faith, hope and love are all
staring back at me. I will however miss
the vanishing waistline.
Be good not bitter.
Michael is a coffee entrepreneur and
sometimes author living with his wife and
family in the Pacific Northwest. For more
articles like this one, please visit www.
wordperk.com featuring stories about small
town life.

Jo Heim
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Office: 541-779-3611

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Custom built home in desirable Twin
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$389,000 • 3 BR • 2.5 BA • 1999 SF

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HW floors & granite counters throughout plus gourmet kitchen. Open floor
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This beautiful home has vaulted ceilings
in the living room, a large open deck off
the kitchen and great room, that wraps
around to the master bedroom. Large
lot, with fully fenced backyard,

Beautiful Frank Clark custom home built
in 1928 & fully remodeled. Refinished
floors, new paint, upgraded kitchen
with Electrolux range, sealed concrete
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guesthouse.

40825 Hwy 62 Prospect
$299,000 • 2 BR • 2 BA • 1856 SF

4015 S Stage Rd Medford
$575,000 • 3 BR • 2 BA • 2100 SF

Custom Log Home built by Craig Davis
Construction. Mountain views on 5.09
acres only 5 minutes to Lost Creek
Lake. Over 700 sf of decks & 2 masters.
20’ ceilings, double lofts & office space.

A beautiful country home located within
minutes to Jacksonville and Medford.
This great farmhouse features 2,100 sf,
and an open floor plan. Home sits at the
back of the 11.68 acres. Fully irrigated
with TID and development potential.

Library Book Sale
Jacksonville Friends of the Library will
hold a Fall Book Sale September 5-7. New
hours will be Friday, September 5, members
pre-sale from 9-10am and then open to the
public from 10-4. Saturday hours will be
9-4. Sunday the hours will be from 12-4,
with $5 for a bag of books from 2-4 pm.
Please bring donations to the library during
open hours or call Richard Avery at 541702-2114 if you need a pickup.

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My Neighbor's Garden
by Kay Faught

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his month,
my
“neighbor's
garden” is truly
a celebration for
me. Not only did I
strike it rich with finding a “city chicken
garden,” but the gardener, Cindi Hickey,
purchased my Blue Door Garden Store
on August 12th!
While discussing this column, I
naturally thought it would be fun to
feature Cindi’s garden. When I heard
that she actually had a “chicken garden,”
I was absolutely
thrilled. In five
years writing this
column, I’ve never
covered one…
though chickens
have always
evoked a calming,
mellow feel in
me… I love them!
I met Cindi
at her home in
Medford with its two
giant, beautiful maple
trees sheltering the entry.
After walking into her
quiet and sunny side
patio, adorned with
roses and garden art,
Cindi immediately took
me through the back
into the “chicken area!” Around
the side, over a walkway, past
a storage area, was the home of
Beatrice, Joanie, Adelia, Olive, and
Gertrude, all with their little red
heads lined-up, peeking through
their wire windows in anticipation
of Cindi’s arrival!
Once released, four of the gang
hurried-out to the raised garden
area. As if sneaking chocolate ice
cream at midnight, they snatched,
pecked and began devouring the
tender tips of plants currently
filling the planters. Mild, fearful,
Gertrude followed timidly,
searching for leftovers, honoring
the obvious “pecking order!”
Cindi and her husband Mike have lived
in their home for seven years but recently
bought the Rhode Island Red chicks only
two years ago. Cindi shared stories about
the first two months, saying their chicks
would cuddle with them on the couch as
they watched TV! Today, the girls have
their own private coop and gravel garden
area to carry-out their job of offering-up
wonderful brown eggs, great garden

manure, and hours of smiles. There’s a
small bistro table in the gravel area where
Cindi and Mike often sit in the evening,
enjoying a glass of wine while watching
their girls strut around, enjoying the bugs
and goodies they find.
Cindi's planter beds change each year,
from a cutting garden, to tomatoes and
peppers or pumpkins…each season
is new. Her favorite time of day is
morning, looking out her bathroom
window, viewing her garden beds and
her girls lined-up in the coop, anxiously
awaiting an offering of breakfast tidbits.
Cindi had a
tip for anyone
wanting
these garden
friends—
“Give them
space…
they’ll tell
you chickens
are okay with
just the coop,
but chickens
really need space
to dig, scratch,
and roll in the
dirt. It's their
JOB to do that,
so give them the
space to do it and
be happy.”
My thoughts
were the same for Cindi
with her new “job” and
now having the space
to have fun in the store
and just be happy and
content. I wish her the
best and LOVE that
my last garden column
is on chickens. What
mellow beings.
As I ended this
interview, I realized
I was passing-on one
of my biggest joys
in having this store.
I have loved doing
this column and am
hopeful that Cindi will
gain as much as I have carrying it on,
not only in the unbelievable variety of
gardens she will find, but in the beauty
and joy of the people that tend them! I
send my thanks to this community for all
your “open gates” and for allowing me
the joy of walking through them. Keep
the gates open and let's keep learning
about our neighbor’s gardens!

Those Were the Days – Charming New Book
Spotlights “Greatest” Locals
In the forward of her new book, Those
Were the Days, Mary Martin writes, “As
I converse with young people today…I
hear a perspective that reflects boundaries
so different from that of my parents and
grandparents…who lived through the
Great Depression and World War II.”
Those Were the Days offers a charming
look back to a time when there was no
television; traveling across the country
took days instead of hours; kids played
kick-the-can in the street and no one had
ever seen or played video games; the
primary book in homes was the Bible;
children “saluted” to the flag saying the
pledge of allegiance each morning at school;
having electricity and running water in the
house was a privilege; and when a whole
day was allocated to washing clothes by
hand and ironing them all.
Martin examines a time gone-by via
cleverly-structured interviews of resilient
local Americans, including Jacksonville’s
own Lois Sullivan, Viola Davis, Joan
Long, Iris Sperry, Mary Ann Byrne
and others. Complete with interviewee
photos, the 250 page book includes an
inspiring forward by Larry Jung, Pastor

of the Jacksonville Presbyterian Church.
Readers will also appreciate the useful
American History Timeline (1920-1973),
the synopses of important historic topics
including the Dust Bowl, the Polio
Epidemic, and the Rural Electrification
Administration in addition to a World
War II timeline.
All subjects interviewed lived in a
time when life was very different, as
was our country and the beliefs of its
residents. Their intense challenges, their
sense of duty and community, and how
they coped, provide a study for future
generations. The book offers one an
opportunity to see into
our history, understand
our heritage, and learn
from a people that
have been called, “The
Greatest Generation.”
Mary Martin, a local
Counselor, wrote this book
to teach lessons of history and to inspire us as
we go through tough changes. With only 50
copies for sale at $20 each, contact the author
directly at marymartinlpc@gmail.com or 541941-9246 for yours!

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Saturday Morning Fall Classes at Shooting Star Nursery

élan guest suites & gallery
All classes begin at 10:00am at the nursery unless
indicated otherwise. Space is limited so please be sure to
register online at www.roguevalleynursery.com/class.
September 13—Fall is the best time to plant your
drought-tolerant garden. Learn about plants that take the
heat and need less water. Registration fee $10.
September 20—There’s a right and wrong way to
plant a tree. Come learn how to plant properly with a
hands-on demonstration. Registration fee $5, receive 20%
off all trees purchased that day…during our annual Fall
sale that weekend.
September 24, 7:00pm-8:30pm (in Ashland)—Fall is
the best time to plant your drought-tolerant garden.
Learn about plants that can take the heat and need less
water. We’ll have plants on-hand so you can check-out

The Weed Wrangler by Bob Budesa

I

Where has the time gone?

t’s hard to believe September
is here and that we’ll
probably get our first cold
snap before too long! I want you to know it’s not too late
to do something about some nasty pests lurking in our
little part of heaven—I hate to keep harping on the same
topic, but puncture vine (aka goat heads) is still treatable.
In fact, it’s treatable all year long and here’s how!
Let’s start with the present day. Any plants you find
will no doubt be larger, seed-bearing plants and MUST
be pulled and bagged. DON’T SPRAY THEM! If you
spray, you’ll kill the parent plant but the seeds will fall
off, and you’ll have to fight them for years to come.
Instead, find the taproot, put a claw hammer around it,
and pull the plant up. That way, you’ll be getting the
1000+ seeds too! It’s not too late, and I don’t have the
time to get them all myself!
Now, let’s say the first killing frost has hit, and it’s
cool and rainy. If you know where those plants were
growing, you can scorch the ground on which they
grew. You’ll be burning or steaming the seeds to death,

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Mountain Nature Center in Ashland—register on their
website: www.ashland.or.us/register.
September 27—Shooting Star Nursery specializes in
drought-tolerant and deer-resistant plants and we’d love to
show you some great varieties which perform beautifully in
our myriad of microclimates. Registration fee $10.
October 4—Native plants are great choices if you are
trying to make a more water-wise and wildlife-friendly
garden. Come learn about the diverse offerings of native
shrubs, perennials, grasses, and trees. Fall is the perfect
time to get natives established before the summer heat.
Registration fee-$10.
Shooting Star Nursery is located at 3223 Taylor Road in Central
Point and can be reached at 541-840-6435. See ad previous page.

thereby preventing them from
germinating next spring. Voila!
Let’s move ahead to spring.
With small germinants just
emerging, get the sprayer out
(or the hoe, shovel, pliers, etc)
and take them down! 2-4, D is
an innocuous herbicide that
will kill only broad-leafed
plants if applied according to
the label… and it’s fast and
easy. Scraping, digging, and
pulling is more labor-intensive,
but equally as effective.
Remember, anytime you can kill the little buggers
before they can produce seed, you’re ahead of the curve.
Bob Budesa moved to Jacksonville 20 years ago, retired
from BLM after 38 years where he oversaw the noxious weed
program with Medford District BLM (850,000 acres) for 20
years, worked in Wild Horse Program in 1970’s and was a
member of JWA for 2 years.
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Fire Safety and Your Home
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lthough later in fire season,
the recent wildfires in our area
and hot, dry weather make the
topic of fire safety a timely subject. Over
the past few decades, large numbers of
people have migrated to southern Oregon
and settled in areas where wildfire is
a common occurrence. Some of these
residents are not aware of the wildfire risks
they face. Research has shown that whether
or not a home survives a wildfire depends
primarily on materials used to build the
home and fuel characteristics within a
minimum of 100 feet from the home, rather
than conditions in the surrounding forest.
The Oregon Forestland-Urban Interface
Fire Protection Act, often referred to as
Senate Bill 360, requires property owners
to help turn fire-vulnerable urban and
suburban properties into less-volatile
zones where firefighters may more safely
and effectively defend homes from
wildfires. The act takes important steps
toward an effective protection system by:
• identifying areas where residential
development has occurred in
wildfire-prone areas
• classifying fire risk in those areas
• establishing fuel-reduction measures
for each fire-risk classification area so
fire intensity around homes will be
significantly reduced
The law requires property owners in
identified forestland-urban interface
areas to reduce excess vegetation, which
may fuel a fire, around structures and
along driveways. In some cases, it is also
necessary to create fuel breaks along
property lines and roadsides.
In the City of Jacksonville, the firevulnerable areas are identified as an
Urban/Wildland Interface, an overlay
district whose requirements are described
in Chapter 17.40 of the Jacksonville

Zoning Code. This overlay is typically
located in the peripheral areas of the
City. Typically, the interface is an area
where residential development comes
into contact with natural vegetation that
can add to the rapid spread of a fire and
increased fuels. Some of the fire-related
issues addressed by the Urban/Wildland
district include the requirement for twostreet access, the use of low combustion
construction materials, and the creation of
fuel breaks, driveway length, grade, and
design, and filing of fire-safety plans. For
additional questions on fire-vulnerable
areas within Jacksonville, contact the
Jacksonville Planning Department.
In Jackson County, these fire-vulnerable
areas are identified on the County
Planning Division’s “Hazardous Wildlife
Area Map.” Within these areas, all
new and existing structures (except for
minor exemptions allowed) are required
to comply with Chapter 8.7, Wildfire
Safety Requirements. Compliance with
the standards is verified through a Fire
Safety Inspection that is coordinated
through Jackson County Planning
Division and is required prior to issuance
of building permits. Some of the firerelated issues addressed in the Wildfire
Safety Requirements Chapter include
the creation of fuel breaks, specific roof
coverings, access requirements, and
chimneys. For additional questions on
fire-vulnerable areas within Jackson
County, contact the Jackson County
Development Services Department.
Sandy J. Brown, AICP, lives in Jacksonville
and is a certified land use planner and broker
with Western Properties of Southern Oregon,
LLC. She can be reached at sandyjbrown@gmail.
com, 831-588-8204, or online at www.facebook.
com/WesternPropertiesofSouthernOregon. See
ad this page.

2014 Land Steward Program
The 2014 OSU Extension Land Steward
Training Program begins September 11.
Class openings are still available.
This is the 6th-Annual Land Steward
Program, a 13-week field-based course.
It is designed to help landowners, from
small plots to large acreage, develop a
management plan to accomplish their goals.
The program covers a full spectrum of
land management considerations, from
forests to farms, soils, water, pasture

management, fire awareness, economics
and connection to resources that help
landowners implement their plans.
Participants receive handouts, references,
resources, professional presentations and
site visits to bring the learning alive.
The program is based at the Southern
Oregon Research and Extension Center, 569
Hanley Road. More information is available
at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/landsteward-program or by calling 541-776-7371.

AAUW Fall Garden Tour is September 13
The American Association of
University Women invites you to tour
six beautiful country
gardens in and around
Medford on Saturday,
September 13 from
10:00am-4:00pm. Attendees
will enjoy refreshments
and view raffle prizes at the
hospitality garden at 4076
Dark Hollow Road, owned
by master gardeners Michele and Richard
Kaplowitz. There are three other gardens
on the tour that have also been developed
by Jackson County master gardeners.
Tickets are $15 and include a free raffle
ticket and may be purchased at any of
the gardens on tour day, or in advance at
Grange Co-Op retail stores. A list of the
gardens on tour will be posted at www.
Medford-or.aauw.net on September 1.

Tour proceeds will be used for college
scholarships and other programs that
further educational
opportunities for local
women and girls.
The tour includes six
gardens on the selfguided tour—some
located within the
Medford city limits and
others on rural acreage.
Take this leisurely tour and see what
your neighbors have accomplished in
their gardens and be inspired to try
something new in your own garden!
AAUW has been promoting equity
for women and girls for more than 137
years through research, advocacy and
philanthropy. The Medford branch gave
in excess of $10,000 for local scholarships
last year. See ad this page.

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Family Views

Speaking of Antiquing with

by Courtney Zimmerman

Margaret Barnes, Pickety Place Antiques

A Two-Cup Morning

I

t’s a two-cup
morning,” she
said, and off for
a refill she went. I
followed, because indeed it was.
The mornings after those eternal nights
of early parenthood can send us into a
tailspin, where everything seems a blur
and nothing seems easy. They are the
mornings you decide all those mamas must
be lying who claim babyhood slips away too
quickly. I had spent the night with this
mama and her family as I do with all my
long distance clients; and Baby Girl had
been up much of the night crying, most
likely because she’s teething. The week
before had been her first birthday, and
balloons still floated in the kitchen behind
her high chair.
As this exhausted mama pressed
another pot of coffee, I asked about her
first year as a mother. One look said it
all: It had been incredible and hard…
really hard…why didn’t anyone say it
would be this hard?!
Like music, parenthood can intensify
any emotion, elevating feelings of joy and
deepening feelings of heartache.
I know those feelings well. I cried more
in that first year of mama-hood than in
all the rest of my adulthood combined.
And for me the love for my little one grew
slowly and steadily, and the feelings of
“like” came after that. I was ashamed that
I often felt claustrophobic while nursing
and enraged while trying to calm a crying
baby in the dead of night. Yet in spite of
the emotional hurricane I endured, I had
this pressing feeling that I had also entered
into the most amazing, important calling
of my life. I would do anything for this
mysterious creature. I didn’t understand

him, and he brought out the worst in me;
but he also brought out the best. I had no
idea I could be so overtaken by love.
There’s a Shakespeare quote on the wall
behind us in the kitchen, a quote I keep
lingering on as I sip my strong Portland
brew: “If music be the food of Love, play on.”
In this house, music is played on vinyl
and Baby Girl is given a bright yellow
ukulele for her first birthday, and I think
this family’s love is well fed. I see it as
I watch those first morning kisses wash
away the night’s distresses. I know how
miraculous those kisses are.
If love is powerful, then love birthed
by family is a force: a force that makes us
overflow with pride at our loved ones’ feats
and stay awake at night with worry about
their futures. And at the end of the day I
believe we would all say it is incredible and
hard…really hard…but we would never
want it to stop. In spite of parenthood’s
hurricane of emotions, we say,
Play on.
This article is adapted from Courtney
Zimmerman’s blog post entitled “Play On,”
featured on www.carryingwonder.com. To
view the original post, go to http://www.
carryingwonder.com/play-on-portland-familyphotographer/.
Courtney Zimmerman, her husband, and 4
children settled in Southern Oregon 2 years ago
after spending 6 years working with orphans in
Uganda. Besides holding down the fort at home
(which is every bit as hard as you imagine),
Courtney is passionate about revealing the
wonder of real life. As owner of Carryingwonder
Photography, she documents un-posed family
life through in-home photography sessions. She
weaves together her words and photographs at
www.carryingwonder.com and on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/carryingwonder.

Discovering Graniteware

I

’ll bet most of you reading this
article will have at least one piece
of graniteware in your possession.
You may have a white dinner plate with
red trim under one of your houseplants;
perhaps you have a black speckled
roasting pan in your garage waiting for
Thanksgiving; a large
black canner being used
now for putting up your
fruits and vegetables;
or one of those blue
speckled dinner plates
or bowls that are
stowed away with your
camping gear.
Graniteware, also
known as Enamelware,
Agate ware, or Granite ironware, is quite
prolific, and is still on the market today.
Vintage Graniteware can be a lot of fun
to collect as it is still available and easily
found and is one collectable that can be
quite affordable, or very expensive. Rare
pieces such as butter churns or "end of
day" pieces can fetch high dollars.
Graniteware has been in existence since
the 1700's in Germany. It found its way
to the U.S. in the mid-1800's and quickly
became the alternative to heavy cast
iron cookware, winning medals in the
Philadelphia World's Fair.
Attractive and inexpensive, it was sold
through Sears & Roebuck and was a
favorite among farm and rural families.
Enamel coating on the steel made items
easy to clean and hard to rust. It had a
high tolerance for heat and cold and users
were told to grease-up items not used
often to avoid rusting.
Graniteware was produced in many

colors and as the years passed, each
period had its own style and color, some
more popular than others. Common
colors were blue, red, brown, green and
later, yellow. These colors were quite
popular as they brightened up a home.
Design was applied to the enamelware
while it was still wet.
A piece of paper was
spread thin with an
oxidized pattern on
top of it. Once the
paper dried, it fell
off and the design
was ingrained in
the enamelware.
This process gave
the appearance
of granite, thus becoming graniteware.
Designs were speckled or mottled.
Some manufacturers would re-dip the
items after the original color or design
did not 'take'. These pieces are called 'end
of day' pieces as it was done to finish off
a batch at the end of a work shift in the
factory. Collectors do not usually collect
by brand names, as in other kitchenware,
but rather for its color, shape or style.
Collectable pieces may include buckets,
chamber pots, water pots, tea pots,
cooking pots, cups, plates, spoons, muffin
tins, trays, bowls, colanders, coffee pots,
spoon racks, dippers, and more. Older
pieces are riveted, or seamed, and are
heavier than items made after WWII. If
you tap a piece on the side and it sounds
'tinny' it was probably made in the 1970's.
Here at Pickety Place, we carry quite a
selection of Graniteware spanning many
generations and look forward to seeing
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Soul Matters

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y the time you read this, school
will be back in session and I
will be doing the happy dance,
back in my bliss, working on the next
book. But today it is early August, and
I am trying to write while entertaining/
mollifying/feeding my lovely children
without benefit of an entertaining trip to
an exotic locale—or even a lousy locale
like Legoland. (Okay, we did go to the
Oregon Caves, but I don’t count that as
either exotic or entertaining.)
All this to explain the list. Lists are
infinitely easier to cobble together than
an essay, or at least this is what I always
think before I write one and realize that it
takes just as much time, but nevermind.
No one reads anything longer than 500
words anymore
anyway, or so
I’m told. Lists,
apparently, are
the new books.
So here’s a
little light listreading from
my creatively
cramped
summer: the Best Advice I Ever Heard:
1. Speak your truth in love. You can’t
go wrong if you say what needs to
be said in a loving way. No one can
argue with your truth, and no one
can take exception if you present it
lovingly.
2. Don’t take life personally. If you
contract a lousy disease, it’s not
personal: it’s life. Life happens.
Furthermore, if someone flips you off,
is that about you, or about their own
unhappiness? Just because someone

hands you a turd doesn’t mean that
you have to accept it.
3. Suffer happily. You will suffer; that’s
a given. But you get to choose how
you handle that suffering. You can do
it gracefully, or you can whine and
moan and be a victim.
4. Make the good count for more than
the bad. My friend Pattie (the bright
light of the Mustard Seed) told me
this. I think about it all the time.
Thank you dear friend.
5. When people show you who
they are, believe them. Ah, Maya
Angelou! My mama liked to say that
character doesn’t change. Accept
others as they are without making
excuses for them or imagining they
will change and act accordingly.
6. Don’t chase people. If someone
wants you in their life, they’ll make
room for you. You shouldn’t be the
only one pursuing the friendship.
Don’t waste yourself on somone who
does not value you.
7. To thine own self be true. Don’t
fear others not liking you. Your only
concern should be whether you like
yourself. Be true to who you are and
the right people will be drawn to you
for the right reasons.
8. Treat others as you would be
treated. Best advice ever. It’s so
simple. If you do nothing else but live
this Golden Rule, you will make the
word a better place.
KATE INGRAM, M.A., is a therapist
and award-winning author. She gives a lot
of advice all the time, mostly to her children,
some of which is pretty good. Find out more at
katherineingram.com.

The Last of Summer

I

by Ashleigh Scheuneman

t’s that time of year again. Families
squeezing in a last minute vacation,
kids groaning from the thought
of homework and getting up early, and
exasperated moms dragging their kids
to different stores trying to get school
shopping done. As for me, I’m excited to
be going to school again. A brand new
year, a brand new school, and people
I’ve never met before. As summer comes
to an end though, I am, like most kids,
going to miss that extra hour of sleep
every morning where we had time to do
nothing all day!
This new school year brings up fond
memories of last year. I remember
walking down to the bus stop every day
and seeing my friends Annabelle and
Paige because they rode the same bus as
I did. I remember talking and laughing
about all kinds of stuff with them as we
bounced along on the leather seats of the
bus. When we would arrive at school,
they typically scurried off to the cafeteria
to fill their growling tummies. My friends
Payton and Delaney would be waiting for
me when I stepped off the bus. We would

walk the track together every morning.
In the classroom, one of my fondest
memories is of sitting beside my best
friend Sophie. She always managed to
make me laugh. I’m really going to miss
her, and all of my other friends that are
not going to the same school as me this
year. But, as for Sophie and me, I know
that we’ll stay in touch.
As sad as I am about leaving some good
friends I made at Jacksonville, I know that
I will make new friends and have a good
time at McLoughlin. So to all those kids out
there who are dreading school, all I can say
is to enjoy the weekends and stay positive!
Sister, Janessa joke: What do mountains do
when they are playing hide-and-go-seek?
They PEAK!
Ashleigh Lu Scheuneman lives in the
Jacksonville hills with
her mother, father,
and two sisters. She is
13-years-old and will
be in 7th-grade this fall.
When she grows up
she would like to be a
published author.

Kids Day at Crater Rock Museum
"Man-Made” Minerals
Did you know that some
minerals grow different crystal
shapes in the laboratory than
they do in nature? Lab-grown
& lab-enhanced minerals are a
benefit to science, technology and
everyday life. But, they can also be used
for less-than-honorable purposes! Join
us September 13 for Kids Day, when
we’ll explore synthetics, treatments, fakes
and natural oddities. Plus, you can make
imitation turquoise. We’ll get you started
and you will take it home and watch the
magic happen. Children are invited to
dig for rocks in our rock yard—just like

real rock hounds —where
they’ll find a delightful mix
of colorful jasper, agates,
obsidian and many other great
rocks, for just 25 cents per
pound. Although classes are
geared to elementary-school-age children,
all ages are welcome. Join us on Saturday,
September 13; classes held hourly. First
class at 10:00am, last class 3:00pm.
Crater Rock Museum is located at 2002
Scenic Avenue, Central Point. Admission:
Children FREE! Adults $5 and Seniors $3.
For questions, please call 541-414-9514 or
541-664-6081.

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Everybody Has a Story: Meet Pattie Bakke
by Kathie Olsen

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Kathie Olsen (l) and Pattie Bakke (r)

hen Pattie Bakke looks
customers in the eye at the
Mustard Seed Café and asks
“How’s breakfast?” she really wants to
know, and when they respond, she really
listens—looking for a way to lighten
hearts and make people happy.
Pattie was born in Hermosa Beach,
California in a hospital owned by her
Dad. It was a sleepy surf town, and the
kids (Pattie has four siblings) had an
outdoor life. They would have breakfast,
and roar out the door to surf, play
volleyball, to skate. When Pattie was 10,
she and her little sister were sent to board
at the Ojai Valley School. She bloomed
there, learning French, participating in
sports, making friends. Her desire then
was to grow up and be an actress.
When she graduated from Ojai
Valley School, she went to Loyola
Marymount for a year, majoring in
theatre and minoring in French, and in
her sophomore year moved to Mammoth,
to ski. She got a season pass in exchange
for working as a chair lift operator, and
worked in a restaurant at night, little
knowing she was setting out a life path.
It was in Mammoth that she met Scott,
the man she would later marry, and had
Jesse and the twins, Jeremy and Josh.
As the boys grew into toddlerhood, she
was still waiting tables, her bountiful
energies and love for her kids getting
them through. She never did go back to
Loyola—although the friends she made in
the theater program are still close to her.
The family had a brief stint in Tampa,
Florida. Florida wasn’t their place,
though, and three and a half years later,
they moved back to Southern California.
It was there that she took a job in an
upscale restaurant for the first time,
learning the joys of truly great food.
She worked at night (“Great tips! Great
people!”), Scott worked in the day, and
the boys played on the beach. A few years
later, when Jesse was in 5th-grade, Josh and
Jeremy in 3rd, they moved to the Rogue
Valley. Pattie began waitressing and tending
bar at the Rogue Valley Country Club,
where she stayed for 6 years, eventually
becoming Dining Room Manager.
After she and Scott divorced, Pattie
worked for 2 years at the Rogue Valley
Manor, where she ran the dining room,
until her Dad (then living in Grants Pass)
became ill. With Scott checking in on the
boys when he could in Medford, Pattie
moved in with her Dad, burning up the
I-5 freeway and tending to her Dad until
he died. The boys finished high school.
Jesse joined the Army, giving two tours
to Iraq, and one to Afghanistan. (“Was it
rough on you, Pattie?” Pattie blanches, her

usually animated face stills. She quietly
says, “Oh, yeah.”) The twins graduated
from SOU. Jesse lives in Portland and
works for the State Department. The
twins live together in Ashland. Josh is an
accountant and Jeremy is a videographer.
Nine years ago, shortly after her
Dad died, Pattie was at the Bella Union
Restaurant when she was introduced to
a man named Jeff. They’ve been together
ever since. Their daughter Gracie, now
eight, was born a year later, and Pattie
was able to be a stay-at-home mom. The
family has built a good life together. They
live in Ruch where they have a big veggie
garden and a Koi pond. Jeff works as an
EMT for the Applegate Fire District and
is a broker/owner for Oregon-Land.com.
Gracie dazzles all who meet her.
One day, when Gracie was four, Jeff
came home and told Pattie that their
friend Jeannie Inman (whose family
owns the Applegate Store & Cafe and
who had created Annie Mac’s Bakery)
had just purchased Jacksonville’s
Mustard Seed Café—via CraigsList. Jeff
told Jeannie that Pattie had some deep
restaurant experience and maybe could
be of use. The two women knew each
other, although not very well, but it was
kismet—Jeannie called Pattie, and the
Dynamic Duo was born.
Jeannie is the cook who makes the food
that Pattie is proud to serve. Pattie is the
front-of-house, waiting tables, making
each customer feel special, doing the
incredible artwork that stands as on-thewall menus and information provider.
(“My Dad was the only surgeon in the
world with beautiful handwriting. I got it
from him.”) The two women laugh a lot
as they pour their tremendous energies
into making the Mustard Seed a great
place for locals and visitors alike.
I asked Pattie if she still wants to be
an actress. Pattie grins and says, “Not
really. The restaurant is my stage now.”
She still plays a great game of volleyball
and reads when she can—(“I love David
Sedaris!”) She has worked hard and
stayed positive—(“Jeannie says I’m a
Pollyanna.”) As she looks back, she’s
proudest of her kids, all four of them. It’s
been a good life. Jacksonville is lucky to
have her spirit.
KATHIE OLSEN is a former newspaper
columnist, a nonprofit executive, a
grandmother,and a defender of the planet
(and those who inhabit it). You can read
about her novel TAKE ME TO MERCY and
see stories and poems on her web-page at
www.kathieolsen.com. She and her husband,
Charley Hoye spend summer and fall in
southern Oregon and winter and spring on
Martha’s Vineyard.

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September 2014

eople who wake up one
morning to red, swollen
eyes shouldn't automatically
assume its conjunctivitis, commonly
known as “pink eye.”
Instead, they should consult their optometrist for a
comprehensive eye health evaluation and a diagnosis, as
there are numerous culprits of red, irritated and swollen
eyes. One of the most common causes of redness and
swelling of the lids is blepharitis, which
occurs when the natural flora, common
bacteria, that we all carry on our skin
multiply too rapidly in the eyelashes
for our immune systems to contain.
Blepharitis is not contagious.
Although people may associate “critter
and bugs” with uncleanliness, that's
not really the case. Microscopic mites
are everywhere and are only a problem
when our immune systems are overwhelmed. These
mites often multiply in the lashes and cause redness
and irritation. Head lice turn up frequently in schools
and day care centers, and can cause inflammation and
redness around the eyes if they spread to that area.
A stye, which is an infection of the gland along the
eyelid, and allergic reactions can also cause symptoms
which often lead someone to self-diagnose conjunctivitis.
Allergies are frequently the reason for itchy, red eyes.
Whether it's seasonal, or something the person came in

contact with, the optometrist can help the patient find
relief from the ocular symptoms.
Contact lens wearers should be especially cautious
when an eye appears red. Contact lenses can aggravate
dry eye problems and reduce the amount of oxygen
reaching the cornea, resulting in inflammation and
scarring if not treated. Even worse, microorganisms in
tap water called acanthamoeba can infiltrate a contact
lens and cause a sight-threatening infection which is
difficult to cure. Early intervention is
imperative in this case.
A painful red eye can also indicate more
serious types of inflammation that require
medical attention and careful follow-up.
Certain types of glaucoma may first be
revealed with red eye symptoms.
A proper diagnosis of the “red eye”
is important so patients can follow the
appropriate treatment plan. An antibiotic
is not always the right course of action. In some cases,
warm compresses and topical steroid ointments may
alleviate the symptoms and clear up the problem.
If a virus is the cause, use of an antibiotic will have
no beneficial effect, and that antibiotic overuse will
only contribute to bacteria developing resistance to
antibiotics. Always consult your optometrist before
making any assumptions about the cause of red eyes.
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ew technology is keeping caregivers and their
patients better connected and a Providence
Medford Medical Center cardiologist is among
the first in the area to use it.
The LINQ loop recorder is a small device about the
size of a paper clip. It’s a long-erm diagnostic tool for
doctors working with patients with heart irregularity
and can help zero-in on causes for several complaints,
including episodes of passing-out and dizziness.
While loop recording devices are nothing new, LINQ
introduces several changes.
“LINQ is a new generation
implantable loop recorder which
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remotely alerts the providers about
it,” says Manish Mehta, M.D., the
first cardiologist at Providence
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The LINQ recorder is
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to the use of non-wireless devices.
“Our cardiologists have already implanted a handful
of these devices,” says Stacy Kostenbauer, clinic manager
for PMG-Cardiology. “We’re looking forward to using
this technology more in the future. It’s really a big step in
medicine for both caregivers and patients. We’re proud
to offer it within the Providence Medford system.”
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Joyfull Living

by Louise Lavergne

W

e can
easily
recognize
something being
beyond ordinary outside of ourselves but
we often take for granted that our own
body/mind system is exquisite. When we
connect to the deeper part of ourselves,
our higher self, we can feel that we are
simply divine! When we experience
a moment of beauty, like a sunset, an
expensive view, a thriving garden…
it touches our hearts and reconnects
us to our Spirit. Nature reminds us
of the awe of the creative force of the
Universe and mirrors to us our
own divinity. We don’t have to
“think” about it because we are
all simply divine by design. By
embracing our divinity in each
other and ourselves, we deepen
our connection to the Divine
Creative Force of the Universe.
Acknowledging our greatness,
not in an egotistical way, but with
humility and compassion, allows us to
take back the power of our mind and free
ourselves from the suffering caused by
victim mentality. We take responsibility
for the quality of life we are choosing to
co-create with the Universe. This is a dayto-day, moment-by-moment, practice.
Living with the awareness of a higher
power of your understanding, takes one
valuable asset that we all have—time.
The most common question I get from
clients is “How can I stay connected to
this awareness during my day-to-day
life? I seem to think of it more in times
of crisis, but when things get better I go
back to being too busy.” The number
one obstacle to inner self-care is time.
How much time do you give your smart
phone, Facebook, your garden, your pet?
Make a list of how you invest your time
in a day. You will be amazed. We spend
more time feeding fear and worrying,
than being in awareness of our life force,
our divinity. Life’s busy demands take
over and we lose our connection to Source
energy. We choose to struggle through
“trying” to make our life better, instead
of flowing with life and living our best
life NOW. Everything we experience in
life is a reflection of our relationship to it.
Our everyday relationships, moment-tomoment, that we experience with people,

Simply Divine
animals, our computers, money, food,
etc.… create the quality of life we live. We
know that a good relationship takes time
and effort. We are so busy that we forget
the most precious relationship we have—
to our higher self. Our relationship to
that deep part of ourselves that connects
us to Divine Source Energy (of your
understanding) is often sorely neglected.
Yet it is so simple, it just takes a little
quiet time. If living life with meaning,
passion and joy is of value to you, what
are you investing to live that life now?
It’s right there within you, right now, in
this moment. Take a breath and connect
to the flow of your
breath and listen to
your heart. It’s not
always easy but it
is simply divine.
I am so looking
forward to
sharing my next
virtual class
(from your home
or at the studio): Living Inspired &
Empowered—Bringing Spirituality into
Everyday Living. Within the reality of
“real life” you can access that sacred part
of yourself. Life is a process—it's not
about doing it perfectly but learning
to lovingly acknowledge, accept and
appreciate the gift of your Life!
If you want to get inspired, take back
your power as you strengthen your
connection to your higher self to get
into the flow of life, this class and our
Full Moon Sound Healing gathering are
great opportunities for you. The secret to
JoyFull Living is simple but it requires
your participation. Take actions that
support your inner intentions. Take time
to embrace the fact that YOU are Simply
Divine!! Namaste—the divine in me
acknowledges the divine in you!
Louise is a creator of JoyFull Yoga;
She’s a JoyFull living coach, International
Motivational speaker & owns JoyFull Living
Wellness Center located at 135 S. Oregon
Street in Jacksonville. She offers group &
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teaching yoga and meditation for over 25 years.
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September 2014

Jacksonville Review

Trail Talk

by Clayton Gillette with Bob Budesa

by Kate Williams

remember it distinctly: standing
at my third story window in a
building whose windows didn’t
open, watching the smog roll in from
the west. By noon, that dense cloud
would surround my office building
in Pasadena, California, and, by late
afternoon, it would have passed on east,
towards Riverside, leaving a trail of
orange haze behind. This was my life. I
had a brilliant time earning my degree
in French—studied and worked abroad
during college: I was fluent in French. But
what kind of work opportunity did it give
me, but a decent enough job in a low-rise
building with piped-in air and two weeks
off a year? I was a wild animal in a wellappointed cage, dreaming of a life on the
outside. I began scheming of a different
life, a different occupation.
Now, several years and a science degree
later, my “office” is not carpeted and
I don’t hear the hum of computers all
day. I am free. I am a seasonal ranger at
Crater Lake National Park and have been
bringing my family up there with me for a
decade now. My service is to my country,
and, as a botanist, it is my duty to tend
to the growing things in the Park that
need care: the whitebark pine, threatened
by fungus and beetle attack; rare
plants growing in areas where they are
threatened by human impacts; native plant
communities being invaded by weeds.
Crater Lake is one of our country’s unique
treasures, and I take my charge seriously.
If you find yourself headed to Crater
Lake, my advice is this: don’t forget to
use all of your senses, to notice the little
things. The big thing is obvious: the sight
of that awesome, breathtaking lake. But
did you take time to stop and notice how
the colors of the water change from hour
to hour, day to day? Did you close your
eyes and smell the drift of cinnamon from
the whitebark pine needles warming in

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the sun? Did you listen for the call of
birds, the “EEEP” of a pika defending its
territory? Did you take your shoes off at
Plaikni Falls, dip your feet in the creek
and feel as if your entire body drank up
the cold crisp water from your toes? If
you are fortunate enough to make it down
to the lakeshore, don’t forget to bring
goggles, for another sensory thrill awaits
you. The clarity of the lake is astounding:
it is one of the clearest bodies of water in
the world, and to look out from under
water and to be able to see for many, many
meters of blue is a sight you won’t forget.
Oh, and did I mention that the Lake is
quite cold and you may not last long in it,
but it will refresh your every pore?
I think about that still, about that
younger version of myself, staring out
that third story window, dreaming of
a different life. I think about her as I
remember I have traded the sound of
the tapping of the keyboard for sticks
snapping under the weight of my feet, the
smell of warm computers for warming
duff, the sight of smog for storms and
wildfire smoke. So, if you plan on going
to Crater Lake, don’t forget to pay
attention to all of your senses, to feel that
connection with your surroundings, to
appreciate, to dream. And if you listen
carefully, you might just hear the sound
of my banjo, being played after a long,
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C L A R I T Y W H E N I T M AT T E R S M O S T

ne thinks of recreation in
Jacksonville with a strong
bias toward wining, dining,
shopping, and concert-going. Yet, for the
outdoor enthusiast, there’s a wide choice
of areas for hiking and running away from
crowded areas. Most folks know of the Britt
Trails, but across Highway 238 to the west
and north, lie miles of well-maintained
forest trails begging to be enjoyed.
Jacksonville’s newest trail-running
venue boasts many opportunities for
those looking for some time away from
paved roads and traffic fumes. It’s truly
an “all-seasons” area, with cooler trails
along shaded waterways on summer
days and open ridge trails on those foggy
days. A variety of loop runs are possible
with lengths ranging from 20 minutes to a
couple of hours. Maps are available at the
kiosk parking area near the park entrance,
just one mile up Reservoir Road.
A great summer jaunt starts at the
kiosk, and goes up the Rail Trail and
Norling Trail to Canyon Falls Trail, then
upstream onto Shade Creek Trail. At the
top of Shade Creek Trail, cross the access
road onto Legburner Trail up to Jackson
Ridge Trail. A left turn will take you up,
then down to Jackson Creek Trail, which

you can follow downstream to Boulder
Trail, Ol’ Miners Trail, and back to your
car at the lower kiosk. To shorten the run,
turn right onto Jackson Ridge Trail and
run downhill to Canyon Vista Trail, then
over to Jackson Creek Trail, where you
join the other route back to the parking
area. A strong runner can expect to run
this in a bit over an hour while a strong
walker should expect it to take a of couple
hours to complete.
Carry water. These routes boast a few
long, flat stretches with some moderate
up and downhills. Much of it is shaded;
in fact, Shade Creek Trail along Norling
Gulch boasts water late into summer.
Don’t be surprised to see deer, gray
squirrels, and ruffed grouse on this
route. Other routes are more suited for
those cold, foggy days of the Rogue
Valley winter. As mentioned, multiple
loops are possible. And even better, more
trails are planned for future construction,
so stay tuned!
This is also the time we begin planning
for next years’ projects, so if you’ve
got ideas or suggestions for either the
Jacksonville Woodlands or the Forest
Park, please feel free to submit them to
the JWA at jwaplan@gmail.com.

Wine & Dine with ATA at Red Lily Vineyards
On September 20, from 6:00-9:00pm,
the Applegate Trails Association is
holding its annual fundraising dinner
at Red Lily Vineyards, located at 11777
Highway 238
in the beautiful
Applegate
Valley. For
those who
enjoy listening
to great music,
eating great
food, drinking
local wines,
engaging speakers and supporting a great
cause, this is a not-to-be-missed event!
Tickets to the dinner (catered by
Quality Catering) and silent auction
are $65 each and include dinner, a
complimentary glass of wine or raffle

ticket and talk by speaker Michael
Kauffmann, author of Conifer Country.
Kauffmann will speak on “Citizen
Science: An Exploration of our
Relationship to
Natural History.”
The mission of
the ATA is building
a hiking trail
from Grants Pass
to Jacksonville.
Your support of
this event will
help fund needed
environmental assessments, trailhead
improvements and trail-building activities.
Reserve tickets now by emailing josh@
applegatetrails.org, on the ATA website www.
applegatetrails.org or phone Josh at 541-8460738. Tickets are available until September 15.

Mining Lecture Examines Blue Ledge Mine
On September 20, Crater Rock
Museum will host a lecture, presented by
Eric Lindquist, where you’ll learn much
more about the Blue Ledge Copper Mine.
Eric will speak about the geology of the
mine and its history
from the late 1800’s to
the present and show-off
mineral samples, artifacts
and photos.
The Blue Ledge
Copper Mine has been
changing the local
economy, technology,
environment and culture
for over a century.
Around 1896, copper
deposits were discovered
in Siskiyou County in
California, a few miles
over the Oregon border.
Originally named the
“Blue Ledge” for its
distinct coloring, mining
began in this area.
In 1902 L.F. Cooper,
William Hamilton, and
other Crescent City residents owned the
mine. In 1905 Blue Ledge was purchased
by Robert Towne, president of Compania
Metalurgica Mexicana (CMM). CMM was
part of a “…holding that included several
railroads, a timber company, a smelter,
and mines all located largely in Mexico.”
Blue Ledge became the Blue Ledge
Mining Company, and Towne invested
over $2 million in its operation. A 19131914 California State Mining Bureau

report described Blue Ledge as “…owned
by Blue Ledge Mining Company…is
located in the Elliott mining district….
near the boundary line between California
and Oregon.…Hutton is the nearest post
office [and] is connected by
wagon road with Joe Bar,
an old placer camp.” Blue
Ledge claims were patented
in 1911, but the mine was
inactive between 1909 and
1916. Over the ensuing
years, the mine expanded
and ownerships changed.
In 2010, restoration
began to “…restore this
abandoned copper mine
to pre-mining conditions,”
and old mining tailings
containing concentrations
of heavy metals were
removed. For over 100
years, waste rock from the
mine had been leaching
sulfuric acid, arsenic, lead,
cadmium, copper and zinc.
Contaminated materials
were put in an “engineered repository”
and were covered with up to 7 feet of
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Children, 12 years and younger: FREE!
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September 2014

T

he first-annual Jacksonville
Health Fair is happening
Saturday, October 4th from
10:00am-3:00pm at the Jacksonville
Courthouse on 5th Street—admission
is FREE! Vendor booths offering healthy
resources will be situated on the lawn,
similar to the Sunday Farmers Market, and
a wellness symposium will be held inside
the courthouse in the Peter Britt conference
room, featuring a number of speakers.
This is a great opportunity to learn about
health and wellness topics such as nutrition,
memory loss prevention, alternative
therapies, exercise and much more.
Wellness Symposium— Louise
Lavergne of Joyful Yoga will be giving a
talk on “Mind/Body
Wellness Strategies for
the 21st Century," Dr.
Robin Miller of Triune
Integrative Medicine
will present a keynote
talk on “new and hot
topics in healthcare”
and Sharon Johnson
of Age-Friendly
Louise Lavergne
Innovators will give
a keynote talk on
“Memory Difficulties:
Should I Be Worried?”
Fund Raiser—The
health fair is a great
way to learn about
health resources in
the Rogue Valley
AND it benefits two
of our local non-profit
Dr. Robin Miller
organizations—Food
and Friends which
delivers low-cost
nutritious meals to
our neighbors and
La Clinica which
provides free and
low-cost healthcare
to people in need in
the Rogue Valley.
Fair attendees will be
Sharon Johnson
encouraged to make
a donation at the registration booth in
support of both non-profits.
Vendors & Sponsors:
• ACCESS will be offering healthy food
preparation demonstrations & free
samples.
• Fresh Air Fitness will be offering free
body fat % assessments.
• Jacksonville Chiropractic Clinic will
be offering education, free samples and
chair massage.

• Age-Friendly Innovators will be
offering fall prevention assessments
and information.
• Dr. Rex Miller will be offering dental
hygiene educational information and
giveaways.
• The Community Cancer Center and
Susan G. Komen for the Cure will be
providing breast cancer education.
• SPA Jacksonville will be offering free
chair massage and EFT with Jerem
Egan.
• Dorrane Long, physical therapist and
author of “Your Body Book Guide to
Better Body Motion” will be providing
education about decreasing pain and
managing health.
• OSU Food Preservation Program
will be offering food preservation
demonstrations and free samples.
• Spring Air Heating & Cooling will be
giving out information on allergies.
• Gabrielle McCoy of Trinity
Counseling Center will provide
mental health information.
• Denise Vore, Acupuncturist, will
provide information about Five
Element Acupuncture.
• The Master Gardener Program will
provide tips on growing healthy food.
• Angelica Day Spa will be offering free
samples and educating people about
organic skin care products and offering
free chair massage.
• Lynette Nadeau, LMT of Joyful
Bod will be providing energy work
information.
• Pioneer Village Retirement Living
will offer information about their
services.
• Jana Jensen, Cycle Analysis
• Diane Helvey, Valley Denture Care
• Owen Jurling, Healing Point
Acupuncture
• Angela Peery, Essentielle Skin Care
• Dave Harter Plumbing will be
providing water filtration information.
• Jackson Care Connect, David Gibb
Photography, Robert & Frances
Chaney Family Foundation and Red
Lily Vineyards are event sponsors.
Other Activities & Entertainment—
Live music will be provided by Cole
Cullen, local singer songwriter and
guitarist, North High Pep-Jazz Band and
The Weaver Duo. There will be activities
for the kids and family—bring your
Zumba dance shoes!
Special thanks to Jacksonville Review for
also sponsoring this event—we hope to
see you all on October 4th!

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f you have a pet and have
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reminded, called, e-mailed,
and now possibly even texted
about your pets yearly exam and
vaccinations. I know that we
receive the question on a regular basis, so chances are
you have wondered as well, just how important is this
exam? After all, your pet is healthy and seems happy...
why spend the extra money?
Routine annual exams, also known as “preventative
health exams,” are an essential component to your pet’s
overall health for a number of reasons:
1. Pets age at a much faster rate than
humans so they may experience agerelated health changes before owners
realize it. Taking your pet to the
veterinarian once a year is equivalent
to you seeing a doctor or dentist only
once every seven years! If your pet
is a senior (older than 8 years), biannual exams are an even better idea.
2. Routine exams can determine the
general well-being of your pet and
can identify potential problems. Early detection of
diseases can improve your pet’s chance of successful
treatment and can save you money.
3. You receive education about recent disease
outbreaks and reminders about common conditions
that can affect your pet (for example: Heartworm
disease is transmitted by mosquitos... not by ticks!)
So, now that are convinced an annual exam isn’t such
a bad idea after all, just exactly what should happen
during the visit?
1. A thorough history should be taken. This will most
likely occur with a veterinary assistant or technician
and will likely include questions about diet, changes
in appetite, urination/defecation habits, changes in
behavior, etc. The assistant will also likely check your
pet’s temperature, pulse, respiration rate, and weight.
2. The physical exam—performed by the veterinarian,
this section of your visit should include a
comprehensive exam of your pet. Your veterinarian
should check your pet’s nose for abnormal

discharge, as well as changes in color, texture,
moisture, or shape. A visual check of your pet’s
ear canals should be performed to evaluate the
integrity of the tympanum as well as for signs of
inflammation. Your pet’s eyes should be examined
to look for inflammation, cataracts, and overall
health and the oral cavity should be examined to
allow visualization of the gums, teeth, tongue and
palate. If your veterinarian sees tartar on the teeth, a
cleaning may be recommended as tartar can lead to
infection, gingivitis, and periodontal disease. Your
veterinarian should also listen closely to your pet’s
heart and lungs. Early heart disease and respiratory
problems can be detected
which can be critical to longterm survival. Your pets
urinary and reproductive
systems will be examined
for abnormalities and
the skin and coat will
be checked for general
condition as well as for fleas,
ticks, tumors, and wounds.
Lastly, your veterinarian
should palpate the pet’s
abdomen to assess the condition of the internal
organs and will check the condition of the legs, feet,
joints, muscles, and lymph nodes.
3. Diagnostic tests may be performed or recommended
as deemed necessary by your veterinarian based on
history and physical exam. This may include basics
such as a fecal exam or heart worm test or may
be more in-depth with blood work, radiographs,
urinalysis, etc.
4. Disease prevention may be recommended or
administered and can including parasite prevention
and vaccinations
Just like taking care of yourself and your kids,
preventative health is equally important for your
animals. If your pet is behind on their annual exam, I
recommend that you catch up quickly... chances are it
will keep them around longer for you to enjoy!
Dr. Rogers can be reached at the Jacksonville Veterinary
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nearest urban centers, but its Swiss-German community
enthusiastically shared its choral and instrumental
musical traditions.
They organized the Jacksonville Harmonie, a loose
musical association that engaged the services of various
musical instructors and sponsored several musical
groups including a string band, the Jacksonville Silver
Cornet Band, a brass band, and a German singing club.
Almost everyone in town owned a musical instrument,
and several fine German music instructors opened music
academies, conducting “singing schools” and giving
music lessons to many of the village children.
John Trudeau may have even been channeling these
early German settlers when he launched the Britt Festival

in 1963, since Peter Britt himself hosted al fresco concerts
on the Britt grounds. A 1916 Portland Evening Telegram
tribute to Britt noted:
“From the north porch of his former house one secures
a wonderful view of the historic Rogue River Valley.
The porch is a large one, and, on Sunday afternoons
years ago, the city band would play and friends of old
Peter Britt would sit out under the trees and enjoy the
music….”
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Pets Are Part
Of The Family
Rogue
Valley Pet

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Volunteer & Learning Opportunities
at Sanctuary One
By Della Merrill, Sanctury One Program Manager

Pets Are
Part Of The
Family
Raw Diets

• Training Aids
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anctuary One is committed to
caring for people, animals and
the earth. With a mission this
expansive, we rely on people who also
care and are willing to help us carry out
our mission. We are indebted to all the
volunteers who assist with the day-to-day
work on the farm; work that’s often hard,
sometimes dirty, and always needed
and appreciated. And, in order to show
our gratitude and appreciation, we look
for ways to give back.
Current volunteers
are invited to attend
the many trainings
and workshops we
offer to them for free.
Community members
are also welcome for
a minimum $10 perperson donation.
Animal care takes a
big chunk of everyone’s
energy throughout the
year; exercising dogs,
cleaning habitats, mucking the pastures
are but a few of the regular chores
volunteers know well. Most of the species
living at the sanctuary benefit from gentle
human handling; whether they’re dogs,
cats, alpacas, or horses. Even our potbelly
pig, Henry, is learning how to enjoy a
belly rub. We offer workshops to teach
people how to handle, groom, and walk
many of them. This is our way of saying
thank you to volunteers for the many
hours of work and help they provide.
Earth care, especially from spring
through fall, also calls-out for attention.
We’ve invested many hours of time and
lots of financial resources planting trees
and shrubs that will help build the soil
and eventually provide nuts and fruit
for the farm and its inhabitants. The
vegetable gardens currently provide
food for people and animals and for the
first time, a source of revenue for the

sanctuary. We expect to harvest hundreds
of pounds of fruit and vegetables this year
alone. All of this requires people-energy,
know-how, and attention.
For volunteers who have an interest in
gardens and gardening, we offer specific
training and educational opportunities
related to permaculture principles
and organic agriculture, including
sheet mulching, hot composting and
vermiculture. These will be a few of the
subjects covered
in our upcoming
garden workshops.
We hope to add to
our small group of
dedicated garden
volunteers who can
help care for our
plants throughout
the year.
For those
interested in
attending an
animal or gardenrelated workshop, check-out our online
calendar for upcoming workshops and
times at www.sanctuaryone.org/calendar.
html. RSVP’s are much appreciated and
required for class participation.
These workshops are a great way
to learn something new and a great
opportunity to introduce a friend to
Sanctuary One. Everyone is invited to
participate in these workshops. If you
are a current and active volunteer you
may attend for free. Otherwise it’s $10
per participant.
If you’re not currently a volunteer but
would like to check us out and possibly
become one, the first official step is to
attend one of our farm tours held every
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like to book a reservation for either a farm
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Annie’s Antics by Annie Parker

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ello! I
hope
you
are having
an awesome
summer…even during those super-hot days!
I’ve been able to run free on the beach
quite often this year, so am very content.
I also spend a lot of time in the garden—
and what a veggie garden we have this
year! Dad has been going to town, so I
have had plenty of helpings (right off the
vine) of tomatoes (green or red, I don’t
care), peppers, cucumbers, zucchini and
the occasional flower…yum! The one and
only jalapeño pepper I snagged left a bad
taste in my mouth…for days.
As you probably know, we canines
like to be close to our peeps. We are pack
animals by nature, so whether it’s other
dogs or our humans, we want to stick
close-by. So you will understand when
I say I prefer to lay down where my
Mom and Dad are—office, living room,
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And, since it seems they are often in
the kitchen (and where tasty tidbits are
often dropped)—I am also often in the
kitchen. Since our kitchen is very small,
this can become rather challenging. My
favorite spot is, of course, the narrow
walkway between the main kitchen area
and the cabinets where dishes are kept.
I sprawl out (and if you’ve met me, you
know I am a large, long dog) and make
sure they cannot miss me, to ensure I am
part of the action. This becomes especially
interesting when my parents unload the
dishwasher. Being the super-polite folks
they are, they never tell me to move…
they just step around me to put away the
dishes. Not sure why, but sometimes I
will scramble quickly to my feet at the
exact moment Mom is stepping gingerly
over me, hands full of glasses or coffee
mugs! The language she uses at those
times isn’t fit for print, I must say!
Here’s to beach romps, fresh produce,
and close quarters in our Small Town
with Big Atmosphere!

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Now is the Time to Get Baby Chicks for Spring Eggs

ere in the Rogue Valley, it’s fairly easy to raise
chickens and bantams if you follow a few simple
steps. (A bantam is a smaller-breed chicken.)
Chickens and bantams must be kept dry and warm
and are very fragile when young. Keep
their litter clean and dry and NEVER
brood them on cedar shavings or on
slippery surfaces. Pine shavings, rice
hulls or shredded newspaper make
good bedding for chicks. You can also
raise them on wire mesh.
Chicks and bantams require a brooder
temperature of approximately 95
degrees for the first week, dropping
approximately 5 degrees per week
until the end of the brooding period.
Watch them closely to see if they are
comfortable–if they cluster under the lamp, they are
too cold; if they stay far away, drop their wings and
pant, they are too hot; and if they range all over the
brooder, they are comfortable. Always make sure they
have room to get away from the heat source. Chicks and
bantams are usually fairly quiet when they are happy—
lots of peeping means they are too cold, too hot, or ill.
Chicks and bantams can go outside when they are fully
feathered. You may still want to give them heat at night
if the weather is chilly.
Feed both a 21% protein starter feed for the first 6-8
weeks. Grange Co-op offers “medicated” Rogue Starter
Broiler, “un-medicated” Rogue All-In-One or Rogue
Nature’s Harmony Organic Poultry Grower. Meat birds
can be fed Rogue Game Bird Feed or Rogue Organic
Poultry Feed from start to finish.
After the first couple of weeks, you can sprinkle a little
chick grit on their feed. You can also give them finely
cracked corn mixed with their feed to help prevent
pasting. Grange Co-op offers Rogue Chick Scratch. Do
not feed layer pellets until approximately one month
before your hens are ready to lay, Grange Co-op offers
Rogue Egg Pellets. Make sure they have free choice
oyster shell and hen grit available.
Never give chicks or bantams cold water, or they
may become chilled and die. Use only lukewarm water.

Change their water daily or more often if it gets dirty.
Use a no-drown waterer with a small base, speciallymade for chicks and bantams. It is also a good idea to
put a vitamin and electrolyte powder in the water to
give them a good start. You can also place
shiny marbles in the water and feed to
attract them.
When first placing chicks or bantams
into a new brooder, be sure to dip the
beak of each chick into the waterer and
watch to see that it swallows. You can then
dip their beak in the feed. This should
help them find feed and water easily. Feed
is best placed on a paper towel or shallow
tray for the first few days, until they find
feed easily. You can then place the feed in
chick/bantam feeders. To keep them from
scratching in their feed and dirtying and wasting it, use a
feeder with a special lid with holes or with a reel to keep
them from getting into the feeder.
As your chicks or bantams grow and begin to feather
out, they will sometimes begin to pick at each other.
Using a red or blue heat lamp helps with this, as does
giving them shiny objects (such as CDs, mirrors, etc. hung
around the brooder) to peck at. One of the best ways to
discourage picking is to use pine tar (usually found in the
horse section). Smear a little of it on the picked area with a
stick, enough to cover but not a huge, gooey glob. Reapply
as necessary. They seem to hate the taste (and maybe the
smell) of it, and it works much better than anti-pick lotion.
Following these steps will help insure happy, healthy
chickens and lots of delicious eggs!
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