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My View by Whitman Parker, Publisher
Publisher Picks for City Council


his is City Council election season in
Jacksonville—ballots for the November, 2014
General Election will be mailed-out by Jackson
County Elections Division on October 17.
Mark your calendars for October 16, from 6:00–7:30pm,
when the Jacksonville Review will host a “Meet the
Candidates Forum” at the Naversen Room at the
Library—Jacksonville voters are invited to participate in
the Q & A forum with the City Council Candidates.
The following “publisher picks” is “JMO”—just my
opinion, as in “my view.” In 2012, I penned the following
which remains my opinion today:
We need councilors ready to hit the ground running…a
Council post is one you prepare-for by attending lots and
lots of meetings over the years… and by volunteering and
serving at the committee and commission level first. The best
councilors gain education and experience by serving on the
Planning Commission, Parking Commission, Public Safety

Committee, HARC, Budget Committee, Parks Committee and
others—all “classrooms” to learn the ropes.
In alphabetical order, here’s My View on the 5 candidates
seeking 3 open City Council seats in the 2014 race:
Brad Bennington (highly recommend) is soft-spoken
and is someone who thinks before he speaks and
votes, as he’s demonstrated as a Jacksonville Planning
Commissioner. Brad has broad career and volunteer
experience from his work on the PC, both locally and
at the county level, that will be valuable as Jacksonville
moves forward with numerous issues involving
planning, growth, code revisions and its comprehensive
plan update.
Ken Gregg (highly recommend) will make an
outstanding City Councilor. His recent service on the
Citizens Advisory Committee that updated city building
codes, his experience restoring the historic Eugene
My View - Cont'd. on Pg. 36

Our cover photo is of an archeology sifting screen,
chock-full of artifacts taken by the publisher in late
spring, 2014. Thousands of items, some large, some
tiny, were unearthed by Southern Oregon University
Lead Archeologist Chelsea Rose and her team at dig
sites at the Britt Festival grounds and other spots
around town. This month, we are proud to introduce
a new monthly series, “Digging Jacksonville,” by
Chelsea and her colleagues which explores the
meaning behind Jacksonville’s hidden treasures.

Publisher's Picks for City Council:

Brad Bennington

Ken Gregg


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Digging Jacksonville: Artifacts 1
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ver the past few years, you
the fact that the streets are quite literally
could barely throw a rock
lined with the tools of his trade is not too
without hitting a shovelsurprising. Peter Britt brought camera
wielding, orange vested archaeologist
equipment with him to Jacksonville in
in downtown Jacksonville. Many of the
1852, and continued to document the
same factors that served to preserve
region and its people until his death in
the beautiful buildings that make up
1905. While his early photographs of
our National Historic Landmark, also
Crater Lake are often touted as his most
protected the significant
notable accomplishment,
archaeological resources
as a scholar, I think
beneath our streets,
his portraits of early
sidewalks, and homes.
Jacksonville residents were
While we can appreciate
his most important. The
the town’s nineteenthpicture frame recovered
century past through our
from within the Chinese
highly-valued historic
house on Main Street
buildings, archaeology can
highlights that, unlike many
tell the story of those who
other photographers of
once lived within them,
his day, Britt was not just
whose businesses thrived
taking photographs of the
and failed, who made the
Chinese, but for them. An
political choices, and did
important distinction when
the backbreaking labor,
trying to understand what
that left us with the town
life was like for the poorlyand region we enjoy today.
documented, and highly
Chelsea Rose at SOULA
As archaeologists, we
discriminated against, early
are uniquely skilled at translating these
Chinese population in Jacksonville.
stories—taking even the most mundane
The other picture frame was found
of items, and turning them into the rich
in the vicinity of the new Performance
tales of the individuals, places and events Garden stage inside the Britt Festival
that shaped not just Jacksonville, but
grounds. Over the years and across
Oregon, and the American West. In an
the area once home to the Britt family,
effort to share these stories (as they are
we unearthed paint brushes, paints,
literally uncovered) with the Jacksonville glass plate negatives, and photography
community, the staff and students of the
supplies in our excavations across the site.
Southern Oregon University Laboratory
While we are still puzzling out ‘what it
of Anthropology, or SOULA, are excited
all means’ in the larger sense, I can tell
for the opportunity to highlight a
you right now that next time you enjoy a
favorite artifact or two each month here
summertime concert on the Britt hill, you
in the Review.
are quite literally sitting on top of more
To start-off the series, we chose two
than a centuries’ worth of creativity.
artifacts that aren’t very exciting at face
Thank you to ODOT, the City of
value, but underscore the creative legacy of
Jacksonville and Britt Festival for
Jacksonville through famed resident Peter
underwriting the expenses for this dig.
Britt. These two picture frames were each
Chelsea Rose is an historical archaeologist
found in recent excavations in town: the
who specializes in the settlement and
larger frame was found within the burned
development of the American West. Chelsea
building in the Chinese Quarter excavated
and the Southern Oregon University
last October, and the fragmented picture
Laboratory of Anthropology (SOULA)
frame was found during excavations within conduct archaeology across Oregon and have
the Britt Festival grounds this summer.
done several projects in Jacksonville. You can
Given Peter Britt’s impact on the region, reach Chelsea at rosec@sou.edu and follow
as pioneer photographer, agricultural
SOULA on Facebook/Southern Oregon
innovator, and general man-about-town,
University Laboratory of Anthropology.

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Meet the Pioneers Returns to the
“Silent City on the Hill”


ark your calendars for the
return of this very popular
and crowd-pleasing
Jacksonville event, Meet the Pioneers on
October 10 & 11, 4:00-7:30pm. This will
be our 9th-annual presentation which
has played to sell-out crowds over the
years. Take one of these special guided
Living History walking tours through the
torch-lit cemetery grounds where Spirits
stand grave-side and greet visitors and
share their stories of life in Jacksonville
and the Rogue Valley. Tours, which take
approximately one hour, will depart
every 15 minutes starting at 4:00pm until
the last tour at 7:30pm. Tickets are sold
based on the departure time and cost $12
for adults, $5 for children (12 and under)
and $29 for a family of 2 adults and up to 3
children. Tickets may be purchased at the
Jacksonville Chamber and Visitor Center,
next to the Post Office, or by calling
541-899-8118 for reservations. They will
also be sold at the event on a first-come,
space-available basis. Since MTP normally
sells-out, we encourage purchasing
tickets early and in-advance and suggest
young families or those requiring more
time to get around, consider taking an
earlier tour. All tours depart from the
"D" Street Parking lot, where guests will
be entertained by the Old Time Fiddlers,
District 4 and the 4th Wednesday String
Band. Remember to dress for the weather
and wear comfortable walking shoes.
We feature new and different stories
every year; some sad, others fun, but all
interesting tales of Jacksonville's Pioneers
and the contributions they made to our
little community.
Here’s a sneak peek at some of this
year's stories:
John Bennett and Eliza Jane Jacobs
Wrisley—He was a farmer and land
owner who crossed the plains not

once, but twice, and voted on the State
Constitution in 3 different states. Eliza, who
accompanied John on one of his crossings,
was known as the “Hostess of the Inn at
Fort Wagner” during the Indian Wars.
Judge Alex and Ruth Sparrow—
This is a love story between Ruth
Clemens caught in "an unfortunate
previous marriage" and the handsome
Superintendent of Crater Lake National
Park, Alex Sparrow, who died tragically
in a terrible accident.
Auguste and Mary Petard—learn about
the early wine makers from France who
planted 90-acres of grapes and started
making red and white wine. Life near
Jacksonville was good and successful, but
all that would change when the family
first heard the word "Prohibition."
George and Sarah Trefen and the
Mysterious Neuber-Long House—Was
the death of their daughter, Sadie Perry
a bride of just two days, more than just
a tragic accident? Mrs. Trefen certainly
thought so!
Josephine Lucretia Martin Plymale—A
Pioneer Activist, mother of 12 children,
journalist, candidate for political office,
business owner, and a woman far ahead
of her time.
Emil and Amalia (Mollie) Britt)—
While they may have lived in the
shadow of their famous father, they
had many accomplishments of their
own and were an important part of
Jacksonville life and society.
Please visit our website at www.
friendsjvillecemetery.org for additional
details, pictures of last year's event, and
a short promotional video. You can also
visit www.youtube.com and enter Oregon
History Tales in the search box and look
for the covered wagon to view stories
from our 2012 and 2013 programs.
MTP 2013 Photo by Cammy Davis

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News From Britt Hill

by Donna Briggs, Britt President & CEO


Thanks Britt Society

am dedicating
are invisible heroes working behind the
this entire
scenes. These folks show up year-round
column to the
to paint buildings and fences, stuff
Britt Society, the
envelopes, plant trees and work at offunsung heroes
season events.
of Britt Festivals. Did you know that the
It takes simple math to quantify their
Britt Society is a separate non-profit 501c3
contributions. A rate of $17.50 an hour is
organization with their own Board of
the standard amount used for calculating
Directors and membership made up of 300 the value of volunteers in the world
fantastic and active people? Established in
of grant writing (which is a world we
1964, its mission is
live in). Using
to provide financial
that wage, their
support and
collective 15,000
volunteer service
hours a year
to Britt Festivals.
represents over
It’s led by Bow
$260,000 of in-kind
Seltzer, Director of
work each year.
House Operations,
In addition to
and our capable
this phenomenal
leader inspires the
volunteers and
they donate
guides the dayapproximately
to-day operations
$50,000 cash
Volunteers from l-r: Judy Beagle, Susan Sullivan
that help create a
annually back to
and Laurin Parker in the Gift Booth
healthy, safe and
Britt Festivals.
cheerful community on the hill.
What is even more amazing is that they
Did you know that on a on a normal
don’t tell us how to spend it! They trust
show night, we have 90 volunteers
us to use our resources wisely.
working as parking attendants, ADA
By serving Britt Festivals, these
assistants, trolley attendants, ticket
volunteers serve the entire Jacksonville
takers, event staff, hill ushers, gift booth
community. So, next time you see a Britt
sales staff, chair renters, ice cream sales
Society Volunteer, give them a pat on
staff, artists merchandise sales clerks and the back and say “thanks.” Volunteers
raffle sales ambassadors? Did you know
are crucial to Britt Festivals and our
that it takes 18 people to clean-up the
community’s success. We simply could
litter left by 2,000 happy concert goers
not do it without them.
after every show? Well, now you know
We have volunteer opportunities
just a little bit about our incredible crew.
throughout the entire year as well as
But, there is more…
during the summer concert season. If you
There are many layers to our
are interested in joining this incredible
organization’s overall success and the
group of people, please contact Bow
Britt Society represents a very thick layer.
Seltzer at bow.seltzer@brittfest.org.
Comments or questions for Britt Festivals?
In addition to the folks that you see on the
Donna at ed@brittfest.org. Visit Britt
hill taking tickets, parking cars, assisting
Festivals at www.brittfest.org.
ADA patrons and selling cookies, there

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The Unfettered Critic

by Paula Block Erdmann & Terry Erdmann
And the beat goes on...


he Britt season has come to an
we wondered why she hasn’t been cast as
end, but that doesn’t mean our
Janis Joplin in a bio-pic. On Wednesdays,
need for live music has ended.
Fridays and Saturdays, expect to hear
We love live music. In fact, as Woody
local greats like Jef Ramsey. Jef’s eclectic
Allen explained in (Terry’s favorite
mix of music includes jazz, R&B and
movie), Annie Hall, “Love is too weak
vintage country, but we think it’s his
a word.” Well, Woody invented some
mandolin renditions of blue-grass from
new ones for us: We “lurve” music. We
Bill Monroe that’ll make you a fan.
“luuuve” music. (If you
On Saturday nights,
don’t know the film, call
Boomtown Saloon—
Netflix, immediately!)
where you’ll find
Thankfully, this is
arguably the best dance
Jacksonville, where the
floor in the valley—
local live music scene
offers straight ahead
never ends. Our town is
rock ‘n’ roll and/or
home to a cluster of music
country. Rockers should
venues. Plus, there’s rarely
check out TC and the
a cover charge. How cool
Reactions. Country
is that? Let’s take a local
fans, meanwhile, will
Dale Visage (left) and Tom Bacon believe that dancing to
musical stroll.
of Hog Wild.
Been to Bella Union
The Roadsters, featuring
lately? Drop in on any
very cool drummer
Friday or Saturday
David Towe, will be the
evening (and many
best thing they’ve done
Thursdays) and you’re
all week. Finally, we
bound to hear music
never miss Hog Wild
that’ll make you listen—
on their monthly rock
and maybe even dance.
explosion at Boomtown.
First up, J’Ville’s own
Singer Dale Visage will
The Fret Drifters. Calling
have you in stitches as
Andy Casad and Nick
he wanders about with
Bluesmen David Pinsky (left) and
Garrett-Powell “fingerhis wireless microphone,
Broadway Phil Newton.
style guitarists” doesn’t
engaging the audience
do the trick. The percussion they beat on
with his lyrics and alto sax riffs. It’s the
their guitars while delicately picking out
finger work of guitarist Tom Bacon,
intricate ten-finger melodies dazzles their
however, that keeps us coming back. We
expanding circle of fans. You’ll also want
suspect Tom’s guitars are the happiest in
to find the Brian Swann Band. Again—
the business. Wanna dance to some real,
J’Ville’s own. This five-member group plays honest to Zep/Stones/Clapton rock 'n' roll?
an eclectic, sophisticated rock, highlighted
Yup, Hog Wild.
by songs written by Brian right here in
We started this column with the
town. And then there’s the masterful David comment “The Britt season has come to
Pinsky, who has played his distinctive style an end.” Well, that’s not quite accurate.
of blues at the Bella one weekend nearly
Those of us who need a further Britt fix
every month since it opened twenty-five
can watch for upcoming events “On the
years ago. Whether David works as a single, Stage.” Two intimate indoor concerts
as a duo with Broadway Phil Newton, or
are scheduled so far: Folk revival duo
with his great band The Rhythm Kings
The Quiet American (October 15) and
(featuring the King of Boogie Woogie piano, Independent Music Award-winning singer
Gary Halliburton), you’ll be snapping your Lucy Wainwright Roche (October 17).
fingers and smiling along.
With all of this going on, we’ll easily
Down the block and around the corner
stay warm and rhythmic over the winter.
you’ll hear music emanating from South
Jacksonville—where it’s at.
Stage Cellars, home of the SSC Rising
Paula and Terry each have long impressiveStars competition. This year’s winner was
sounding resumes implying that they are
vocalist Cee Cee James, known for her
battle-scarred veterans of life within the
“Raw and Real Roots Rock and Blues.”
Hollywood studios. They’re now happily
When we last sat on the patio, fascinated
relaxed into Jacksonville.
by this world-class artist and her band,
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Things Are Getting A Little Spooky

Stephen Hall Takes Over
as Winemaker at Troon

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In September 1974, Kiwanis Club
of Jacksonville received their Charter.
On Sunday, September 21st, 2014 they
celebrated 40 years of serving the children
of the community and performing
needed community service at their annual
installation of officers. This event was held
at Pioneer Village where they were joined
by Table Rock Kiwanis Club of Central
Point who celebrated their 25th anniversary.

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winemaker Herb Quady, who, after 10
years, left Troon to continue growing
his own brand. Hall noted that he was
“honored to follow in the footsteps of a
winemaker like Herb that has done so
well and is so well-respected.”
Troon Vineyard holds a reputation
for being an innovator in the Applegate
Valley. In addition to being the first
modern-era vineyard in the area (1972),
Troon was the first to plant Zinfandel
(1972), and was the first winery to grow
Vermentino. This pioneering spirit has
lead up to more than 20 varietals planted.
This was part of Hall’s decision to make
the move to Troon. “I loved the idea of
jumping into varieties that are really
showing the best expression of the grape,
as is happening with Troon Vermentino,”
he said.
Troon Vineyard has always been
farmed using sustainable practices and
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Presiding over the installation activities
was special guest Bob Munger, Incoming
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and he is a Charter Member, and was
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Troon Vineyard in the Applegate
Valley recently welcomed Stephen
Hall as head winemaker in charge of all
production. Hall, who previously worked
in Napa, has an impressive resume that
includes some of Napa’s most prestigious
brands: Clos du Val, Chateau Potelle,
Robert Biali Vineyards and Stag’s Leap.
Larry Martin, owner of Troon
commented, “We are excited about
having Stephen join the Troon team.
He brings extraordinary winemaking
skill and finesse—not to mention
an outstanding record of producing
exceptional, high-scoring wines!”
Hall has been honored with many 92
and over scores from Wine Advocate and
Wine Spectator. Beyond the numbers,
though, are accolades reflective of his
gentle handling and naturalistic approach
to winemaking; an approach that he will
continue to employ at Troon.
“I am excited about the unique growing
conditions of Southern Oregon, and the
opportunity to develop wines that express
the best aspects of this singular place. It’s
refreshing to work in a wine region that is
still writing its story,” said Hall.
Hall took over a successful program
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Pioneer Profiles: Georgia Curran Scott Lind – 20th Century Pioneer
by Carolyn Kingsnorth
blind because some grading was based on color. And you
This month I’m taking a break from the ongoing series of
couldn’t smoke because that could interfere with your
stories about 19th Century life in Jacksonville to pay tribute
sense of smell.” For the remainder of World War II, Georgia
to a special person—Georgia Curran Scott Lind. On August
worked as a processed foods inspector for the FDA.
20, 2014, Jacksonville lost this 20th Century pioneer three
Georgia was inspecting a dried fruit place on the
weeks short of her 96th birthday. Georgia experienced almost
day the War ended. “Word got out early and everyone
all of the major 20th Century events and participated in the
changing roles for women along the way. This story is based on started having drinks. Everyone got so ‘happy’ that they
sent us all home.”
a 2008 interview with Georgia that appeared in a Jacksonville
Georgia had met her first husband, Ed Scott, before
Review Living History series.
eorgia Curran was born a “snub-nosed Irish
the War. “He was a marine welder in the shipyards, so
kid” in 1918 in Berkeley, California. She never
when he was inducted, the Seabees claimed him. He
knew her father, Walter Curran. He was killed in built marine bases in Scotland and England before the
France during World War I when she was six-weeks-old.
invasion of Europe.” Ed was home on a 30-day leave
The family moved to Seattle on Georgia’s seventh
when the couple married—“Armistice Day, November
birthday. “The whole family piled into my uncle’s big
11, at 11 o’clock in the morning.”
Dodge touring car. There were three people in the front
After the War, Ed attended the University of California,
seat, and four in the back seat along with our canary, the
Berkeley. However, the GI Bill only paid $105 a month.
birdcage, and my birthday cake.”
The couple couldn’t live on that amount, so Georgia went
After finishing high school,
to work for the Berkeley school system as
Georgia enrolled at the University of
home economist for their childcare centers,
Washington, graduating with a major
nutritionist for summer school, and pediatric
in nutrition. She considered becoming
assistant in their ‘well baby clinics.’
a hospital dietician until learning she
After Ed graduated from the university
Georgia Curran Scott Lind, age 90
would have to live in a hospital for
with a degree in forestry, the couple moved
a year. Instead she enrolled in the
to Humboldt County where Ed worked for a
She describes their first winter. “It was rough. We had
University’s commercial dietetics
lumber mill. The schools didn’t have any such
bought our Applegate property as a summer place for Ed
program, interning in dorms, a tea
thing as a nutritionist or a home economist, so
to hunt and fish. The shack had no insulation, and it was
room, a hotel, and the University
Georgia went to the local employment office.
so cold we even allowed the animals in the house. There
Commons. For her final project,
They had an opening for a social worker, so
was electricity and running water in the kitchen, but
managing a food service operation, she
Georgia became a social worker.
there was no bathroom—just the outhouse.”
ran the cafeteria at American Cannery.
Georgia worked in the General Relief
For years, the couple had been coming to
Georgia returned to California
and the Aid to Needy Children (ANC)
Jacksonville to visit a friend, Ruth Preston. “The town
following graduation. It was the Great
departments. “This was before Social Security. was all boarded up. There was a mercantile store that
Depression, and she was fortunate to
When people ran out of money, they wound
sold all kinds of things—like a ten cents store—plus
obtain a job with the Work Projects
up on General Relief. It was an eye-opening
liquor, and fishing and hunting licenses. At one time
Georgia, age 20
Administration, established by
experience.” Based on her school visits,
Jacksonville had been a boom town, but when the
Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935 to provide employment.
Georgia felt the ANC children were being ignored, so she
railroad ran through Medford it became ‘the other
Georgia taught kitchen skills in a program that trained returned to school to become a teacher.
side of the tracks.’ Ruth had moved
unskilled women as caretakers.
With her teaching certificate, Georgia
here because of the history—and the
“The women came for training once a week and we
got a job as a Home Ec teacher—“the
cheaper rents.”
went to their job sites once a week. Things were so tight
boys’ Home Ec! Then they decided
Georgia remembers the town’s
during the Depression that people would share living
they needed someone to work with
initial preservation efforts after the
quarters, share cars, etc. You slept wherever you could
slow learners.” Georgia found herself
Oregon Department of Transportation
flop.” She remembered one site visit where she had to
teaching English and geography to kids
proposed to raze 11 historical structures
step over sleeping bodies to get to the kitchen.
who were dyslexic, mentally challenged,
for a highway. “They were going to
Georgia recalled people standing on street corners
and emotionally challenged.
put a road through and dig up the
selling apples and pencils and coming to the back door
So Georgia became interested in
old railroad tracks. Tony Netboy and
asking for handouts. She remembered the Veterans’ March counseling. However, work as a
John Witteveen lay down in the street
on Washington following President Herbert Hoover’s 1932 counselor required a general secondary
in protest. Then Robbie Collins got
veto of legislation that would have paid a portion of the
credential, and she again returned to
the Preservation Society to come hold
bonuses promised World War I veterans. The resulting
the University. A department head
workshops in the U.S. Hotel.”
protests—and the government’s response—led to the
arranged her coursework so that
Soon afterwards, Ruth Preston
destruction of Hoover’s humanitarian reputation and any
she obtained her secondary teaching
decided to move back to Medford
hopes for his reelection.
credential, her state counseling and
and offered to sell them her house for
“Then the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. We were
guidance credential, and her MA in
$10,000 under the listing price. Ruth
working when FDR came on the radio. It was really the
educational psychology. From then on,
owned the John Bilger house, built by
Georgia and Ed on their wedding day a prominent Jacksonville tinsmith and
War that ended the Depression. After that we got into
Georgia was a counselor.
rationing. There were black outs—you had to drive with
But by the summer of 1969, the economy in Arcata
hardware store owner in the 1860s.
the lights off. My grandmother dug up her roses and
was not good. On a fluke, Georgia applied for jobs in the
Georgia and Ed and talked about it for about 30
planted a ‘Victory Garden.’”
Medford area, and Central Point hired her. Georgia and Ed
minutes. He said, “We can’t afford not to!” They
Georgia applied for a food inspector position with
packed up and moved into an old two room miner’s shack
moved in just before Christmas 1970.
the Federal Department of Agriculture. “You had to be
that they owned in the Applegate, and Georgia began her
The house also had a contemporary history. “Britt
able to drive and to lift 25 pounds. You couldn’t be color
career as a counselor at Central Point High School.
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October 2014

Jacksonville Review

News from the Friends of
Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery

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Tree Removal—In late August and early
September, several people commented
about trees that had been cut-down within
the cemetery grounds. To explain, there
were a number of dead madrone trees
and a couple of diseased pines the City
had removed. While it’s sad to lose trees,
occasional removal is an important factor in
providing safety for our visitors, volunteers,
workers as well as for the monuments,
fencing and cemetery ornamentation.
History Saturday—Our sincerest
appreciation goes out to everyone who
attended and supported our History
Saturday Program this year. The programs
continue to be very well-attended and we
plan on continuing the program in 2015,
starting in May, with all new fun and
interesting topics. I would like to especially
thank our docents: Bill and Debbie Miller,
Lynn Ransford, Gail Nicholson, Vivienne
Grant, Anne Peugh, Robert Hight, Joan
Hess and Pat Stancel for researching and
presenting the topics and making this
program possible and enjoyable.
Marker Cleaning and Workshops—
Our final workshop of the year was
on September 20. I will be providing a
report on the results of this year's Marker
Cleaning and Workshops in the November
Jacksonville Review. Our volunteers have

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done an amazing job and I am anxious to
share the results with you.
Hot Off the Press!—A new book
chronicling the history of the cemetery,
Silent City on the Hill, by Bill Miller is
now available at the following locations:
Jacksonville Chamber and Visitors Center,
Segway of Jacksonville, and the Southern
Oregon Historical Society. Books will
also be available at our Cemetery Events
and Activities such as Clean-up Days and
Meet the Pioneers and may be ordered
online at www.createspace.com/4848293 or
Thanks to the generosity of Bill and
Debbie Miller, proceeds from book sales
go towards cemetery restoration and
preservation projects.
Cemetery Clean-up Day—Please join
us on Saturday, October 4 from 9:00amNoon for our Annual Fall Clean-up of
the Cemetery grounds. Bring gloves, rakes,
pruners and gas-operated blowers. Freshlybrewed coffee and morning refreshments
will be provided along with our gratitude
and appreciation for your help. Meet at the
Sexton's Tool House—parking is available
within the cemetery grounds.
Be sure to visit our website for additional
details and information about all of our Events
and Activities at www.friendsjvillecemetery.org.

Scarecrow Festival Kicks-off
Fall at Hanley Farm

s the cooler weather rolls in and
the colorful change of autumn
arrives, an impressive bounty is
being harvested and processed for winter
at Hanley Farm. Amidst the harvest, time
is made for planting garlic and hardy
winter greens, mulching garden beds,
shearing sheep, collecting walnuts, and
breeding the animals
in anticipation of
spring babies.
This is a reflective
and joyous time of
year. As we wrap-up
the final weeks of the
Hanley Farm booth
at the Jacksonville
Farmers’ Market, we
also begin hosting
school field trips that bring hundreds of
school children to the farm as we gear-up
for our much-anticipated and ever-festive
October events.
The annual Scarecrow Festival,
Saturday and Sunday, October 11-12,
11:00am-4:00pm, will get the whole
family in the holiday spirit! Bring the
kids and create a handmade scarecrow
together (kits available), bob for apples,
paint pumpkins, and warm-up with hot
apple cider and fall treats. There will also
be guided tours of the historic Hanley
House museum. This old-fashioned event
is all about building community and
creating memories to last a lifetime.

This year, Hanley Farm is very excited
to announce a partnership with Crater
Renaissance Academy Drama to present
“Max and the Monster”—a haunting
adventure under the moonlight! Join us
for a dark walk guided by lantern through
the fields of Hanley to experience the story
of little Max and the beast that lives there.
Hold your little ones
tight as you encounter
talkative scarecrows,
a mysterious rabbit
hole, and Mr. Brown’s
cave. This familyfriendly event (no
gore!) is intended for
children 5-years and
older, accompanied
by an adult. With
three nights of performances leading up to
Halloween, this is a Hanley Farm tradition
that is not to be missed!
Sunday, October 19, 7:00-9:00pm*
Saturday, October 25, 7:00-9:00pm*
Sunday, October 26, 7:00-9:00pm*
*Gate opens at 6:00pm
For more information about Hanley Farm
or upcoming events, please visit us online
at www.hanleyfarm.org or www.sohs.org;
call 541-773-6536 ext. 1002; and LIKE 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.
Photo by Lea Worcester

Edgy in October – A Southern Oregon Art Event
The second annual “Edgy in October”
will be held throughout the Rogue
Valley during the month of October.
This month-long Art event is broken
down into four weeks, with a different
area featured each week.
In Jacksonville: Caprice Vineyards
featuring Susan deRosa and Kay Myers
and music by Ben the Sax Guy and Noah
Peterson, reception October 12th 6:008:00pm, DANCIN Vineyards featuring
Ballet Diane Hyrst and photography by
David Lorenz Winston with a reception
on October 11th from 6:00-9:00pm,
Jacksonville Barn Company with
Abstract Art by Patrick Beste, Art in the
Windows at Ray’s Food Place with "edgy"

art by Jeanena White, Cammy Davis,
Ron Moore, Jon Vait, Eunice Fullbright
and Antonio Brown, Good Bean with
art by Judy Elliot, the Umpqua Valley
Wine Tasting Room with art by Jeanena
Whitewilson and Britt Festivals will
feature artist, photographer Rita Ashley
and treats by Homemade Confections at a
reception on October 8th and her art will
continue to hang during the special Onthe-Stage concerts on October 15th with
The Quiet American and October 17th
with Lucy Wainwright Roche.
For a complete list of all events and
venues and more information, please visit
edgyinOctoberober.com or email art@
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Halloween, so don't miss the fun.
The show starts at 7:00pm at Old City
Hall on Friday, October 24th. We'll even
have some Halloween goodies.
BUT WAIT…there’s more!
THE TRAIN, starring Burt Lancaster
will run once again by popular demand
on Sunday, October 26th at 6:30pm.
(Note the earlier starting time) If you
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Chamber Chat

by Tim Balfour, President
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
New Haunted Trolley Tours
and More… Oh My!


autumn months in the area as well as the
fact that it is the perfect time to experience
Jacksonville. Part of the promotion is a
prize drawing with prize money donated
by Dave Mills and Airport
Chevrolet to encourage
visitors and residents
to check-out all of the
merchants and restaurants
in town. Entrants need
to have their entry card
stamped by participating
merchants any time
between now and the end of November.
Winners of the $500 prize and two $250
prizes will be announced on December
1. Be sure to share this information with
your friends and encourage them to “Fall
in Love with Jacksonville!”
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.

Haunted Trolley Tour will
serve as the Chamber of
Commerce’s 2014 fundraising
activity, replacing the auctions and dinner
dances previously-held. We
were looking for something
that people would enjoy
doing that also gives us
something to add to our
roster of fall events.
We will be running the
tours on October 24 & 25
and again on October 30, 31
& November 1. The tours will provide a
different approach to our local history—
sharing stories of Jacksonville residents
who haven’t quite been able to say
“goodbye!” This is all in good fun, so we
hope you will join us. Tickets will be $10
for adults and $5 for children and will go
on sale at the Visitor Information Center
beginning October 1.
We are also running a “Fall in Love
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Tony's Dam Column #8:
Controlling the Dam Costs!

Town Hall Meeting on Earthquake
and Disaster Preparedness

by Tony Hess

Platon Mantheakis of the Jacksonville
California to Vancouver, Canada, which is
expected to let go one day and produce a
Inn and members of his Jacksonville/
Applegate Rotary Club are sponsoring
massive quake.”
a seminar in response to the August
On Sunday, November 2 from
earthquake that rocked parts of Napa and 5:00-7:00pm, the public is invited to
Sonoma Counties. “When I heard about
this free seminar in the U.S. Hotel
Ballroom, at 125 E.
the quake and saw
the devastation, my
California Street
first thought was
in downtown
about my daughter,
The event will
Anna, who works
feature several
at Opus One, a
Napa winery. My
keynote speakers,
next thought was
including Geologist
that this could have
Eric Dittmer
and Disaster
happened right here
in Jacksonville!”
Platon went
Expert Paul
Damage to building in Napa from
Robinson. Members
into action mode,
August 2014 earthquake
planning a
of the Jacksonville
Community Emergency Response Team
seminar to help Jacksonville residents
and business owners learn how to be
and Jacksonville Fire will also be on-hand
to offer information and resources to help
better-prepared for an earthquake that
attendees prepare.
will inevitably strike Southern Oregon.
“People need to attend this seminar and
During the event, hors d’ oeuvres,
learn the basics of getting prepared…they wine and soft drinks will be hosted by
need to attend as if their life depends on
the Jacksonville Inn and the Jacksonville/
Applegate Rotary Club.
it. Oregon sits on the Cascadia fault, a
major fault line running from Northern

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.


f the city has not already submitted
the application for the Joint Fill
and Removal Permit, it will be
submitted soon using the engineer’s
30% design. When the city received
the engineers' 30% design and a cost
estimate of $767,100 plus a $191,778
contingency, it immediately spurred a
series of discussions between city staff,
RVCOG, and the engineers. RVCOG has
been tasked with searching for grants to
help fund the project. This cost estimate
was considerably higher than the city was
anticipating, so the City Administrator
and staff began applying some of their own
experience in managing large construction
jobs to apply value engineering to
reduce costs. Jeff Alvis, who is the City
Administrator and Public Works Director
has years of experience managing similarsized projects in Jacksonville, and is wellpositioned to see this project through.
Initially, engineers’ cost estimates are
carefully constructed to be conservative,
or on the high side of what the final,
actual cost will be, especially when the
design is in its early stages There’s good
reason for this technique which is to
protect their customer, in this case the

city, from being subjected to costs higher
than anticipated.
As the design is refined from 30 %
to the 100% stage, the major cost items
will be broken-down. For example,
the first item is labeled, “Mobilization
and Preparatory Work,” for $102,700.
Within this number are items such as the
additional engineering costs to complete
the design to 100% and to monitor the
project during construction. Another
focus of the city and the engineers is
on innovative methods to reduce the
$198,100 cost of excavating the new
stream channel and placing the 2,000
cubic yards of rock needed to contain the
stream. Potential contractors are already
being contacted and are using their
previous experience to suggest equipment
and construction methods that are already
establishing potential areas of lesser costs.
Additionally, there are several local
organizations and non-profit civic
associations that will be called upon
to pledge funds and volunteer labor to
help the city in this large project. These
commitments, when used as matches for
grant applications, will greatly improve
the chances of grant fund success.

Seminar on Expanding Firewise Program

Jacksonville Planning Department News
Did You Know . . . ? The oldest brick
building still standing in the State of
Oregon is the Brunner Building, currently
owned by the city, on the northwest
corner of Main and South Oregon Streets,
across from the Good Bean. Constructed
as a dry goods store, it has at various
times been a garage, a museum, and the
town library.
The Brunner Building, along with
numerous other historical structures,
was constructed during the period when
Jacksonville flourished as the commercial
and cultural center of Southern Oregon
following the 1850’s Gold Rush. It was
this auspicious beginning that today,
makes Jacksonville unique in all of the
United States for having one of the
most intact and complete 19th-century
commercial and residential groupings of
buildings still remaining. Ironically, the
reason for this was that the town was all
but abandoned from the 1930’s through
the early 1960’s, beginning when the
County Seat moved from Jacksonville to
Medford in 1927, followed by the Great
Depression and World War II. Then, in
1962, Robbie Collins, a Central Point

businessman, moved to Jacksonville and
spearheaded opposition to a four-lane
highway that would have resulted in the
demolition of many of the old, abandoned
buildings. To prevent any future possible
loss of the town’s historical structures, he
managed to get Jacksonville designated
as a National Historic Landmark District
in 1966.
Today, over 30% of the structures in
Jacksonville are deemed “contributing”
to its historic designation. The city is
required to have a Historic Preservation
Officer who oversees the protection
of the historic structures according to
the guidelines from the Secretary of
the Interior’s Standards for Historic
Preservation. In reality, however, it’s all
of us, the citizens of Jacksonville, who
have the obligation to help preserve and
protect the city’s historic legacy. In truth,
we are all stewards of the town’s history.
In the next issue of the Jacksonville
Review, look for what each of us can do
to participate in the preservation of our
historic structures.
Until then, stop by and meet Amy and
Celeste in the Planning Department.

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The Jacksonville Fire Department,
Jacksonville CERT, and Oregon
Department of Forestry are teamingup to expand the number of Firewise
Communities within Jacksonville. On
November 13 at 6:00pm, a Town Hall
Meeting will take place in the Naversen
Room of the Jacksonville Library to
explain how we can make the entire city
of Jacksonville “Firewise.” Refreshments
will be served at the event.
The board members of the Westmont
Community will explain how they
were assisted in making the Westmont
Community into a model Firewise
neighborhood for the rest of the city
to follow. A presentation and Q&A
session will cover what steps need to
be taken to form 6 targeted areas into
Firewise Communities. Key areas to form
Firewise communities include sections of
Coachman Hills, Conestoga, Fifth Street,
Third and Fourth Streets and Applegate,
South Oregon/Hill Street and Streets
adjacent to the Cemetery.
Following a very active fire season,

a prolonged drought, and devastating
fires in Weed, California, there’s great
interest in preventing a catastrophic
wild fire from threatening our residents.
This Town Hall Meeting will help in
organizing and forming 6 additional
Firewise Communities.
A grant has been obtained to assist in
the expansion of the Firewise Program
with funding to also help educate
residents on creating defensible space and
determining what fire-resistant plants
are best. Funds will also be available
for mitigation of juniper, black berries,
poison oak and other combustibles, which
are found in our hillsides. The Firewise
program also provides funding for large
collection bins to encourage mitigation and
a free spot to drop-off targeted yard debris.
Jacksonville Fire is hopeful that our City
will unite in the effort to increase the number
of Firewise Communities and head-off and/
or mitigate the threat of wild fire.
For more information, please contact
Firewise Coordinator, Michele Brown-Riding
at 541-846-1460 or michele@apbb.net.

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

August 14, 2014 to September 14, 2014

CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, October 7, 6:00pm (OCH)
PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, October 8, 6:00pm (OCH)
HARC HEARING OFFICER: Wednesday, October 15, 10:00am (OCH)
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, October 21, 6:00pm (OCH)
HARC: Wednesday, October 22, 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

Call Type – Total Calls
Alarm - 10
Animal Complaint - 14
Threats, Harassment - 2
Assist - Other Gov't/
Law Enforcement
Agencies - 54
Assist Public - 70
City Ordinance - 7
Civil - 3

Disorderly Conduct - 1
Domestic Disturbance - 6
Fraud - 2
Fugitive - 1
Impound AutoAbandoned - 1
Larceny/Theft - 5
Liquor Law - 1
Missing Person - 1
Motor Vehicle Crash - 1

Motor Vehicle Theft - 1
Noise - 7
Offense Againt Family - 1
Property Lost - 3
Public Safety - 12
Subpoena Service - 2
Suspicious - 19
Traffic Crime/Hit &
Run - 1
Traffic/Roads All - 16

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October 2014

Jacksonville Review

2014 Jacksonville City Council Candidates Q & A

Brad Bennington
Council Candidate

Ken Gregg
Council Candidate

Jim Lewis

Ted Trujillo
Council Candidate

Clara Wendt
Council Candidate

1. BACKGROUND: Tell us about yourself! Age? Occupation? Why are you running for City Council and what do you hope to
accomplish, if elected? Is there one (or more) compelling issue you feel needs to be a City Council priority? What life and/or
work experience has prepared you for this office?
BRAD BENNINGTON: I’m running for City Council because I think 40 years of
business and professional experience will allow me to bring to the Council, perspective
and ideas that that will be helpful. I’m 59, married 38 years, 4 kids and have decades
of experience working and negotiating with government at the local, county and
state level here in Oregon. My background in the construction industry has earned
me a good understanding of how laws and rules can help, or hurt, a community. I’m
currently serving on the following bodies: 1) Jacksonville’s Planning Commission
2) Jackson County’s Planning Commission 3) Board of Directors, Home Builders
Association of Jackson County 4) State Director, Oregon Home Builders Association
5) Chairman, Governmental Affairs Committee, Home Builders Association of Jackson
County 6) Committee Member, Governmental Affairs Committee, Oregon Home Builders
Association. 7) Member: Citizens Advisory Committee, Jacksonville Planning Code
Review. My job currently is as the Chief Executive Officer of our local Home Builders
Association. I’m a 3rd generation Oregonian and I want to do my part to make Oregon
a better place for my children and those who come after us. Jacksonville is a special part
of Oregon that has special requirements and I believe that I have the ability to help our
community take care of our historic needs and also prepare for our future challenges.
KEN GREGG: I’m 67 years old with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics. My
career as a photographer began in 1970 working for The North Face as their catalogue
photographer, followed by 35 years as a fine art photographer providing artwork for
luxury hotels. Along with my career as an artist, I also worked as a software engineer, a
business systems consultant and a website designer.
I am running for City Council because I want to streamline and clarify ways of
decision-making and problem solving that will help make the council a more effective
governing body.
I share the same goal as Jacksonville’s Comprehensive Plan: “to preserve the integrity
of the past, while guiding the evolution of the future.” Basically, that is to preserve
the best of what makes this town so special—its walkability, enterprising merchants,
rich historical heritage, bountiful variety of local farms and wineries, woodland
surroundings, world class cultural events and appreciative visitors— and to direct its
resources toward maintaining a healthy and vital atmosphere for future generations.
The one issue that needs to be a City Council priority is to determine who we are
and what we want to become, to clarify a vision for ourselves that will serve as a
comprehensive template for economic, operational and planning decisions.
Broad experience from my photographic and business systems consulting careers
enables me to solve problems creatively by breaking apart complex issues into easily
definable parts. My work with the Planning Department and Citizens Advisory
Committee has given me direct experience with critical city operations.
Jacksonville Review invites you to a "Meet the Candidates Forum"
October 16, 6:00-7:30pm • Naversen Room, Jacksonville Library


for City CounCil

Commissioner: Jacksonville Planning Commission
Commissioner: Jackson County Planning Commission
Director: Oregon Home Builders Association
Past President: Home Builders Association of Jackson County
Leadership Committee: Oregon Home Builders Association.
Governmental Affairs Committee: Oregon Home Builders Association
40 years business experience with Oregon planning and building codes.
Executive Officer and Director: Home Builders Association of Jackson County
Chairman: Governmental Affairs Committee, Home Builders Association.
3rd generation Oregonian.

“None of us is as smart as all of us, so let’s work together.”

JIM LEWIS: I am sixty-nine years old and have lived in Jacksonville since 1980. I
attended the College of William and Mary earning BA and Law degrees. I am a retired
U.S. Navy Captain serving successive Viet Nam deployments. I have served twentysix years on Jacksonville’s City Council, fourteen of those years as Mayor. I currently
represent the City at the State and Regional level in the following organizations:
The League of Oregon Cities (Board Member)
The Rogue Valley Council of Governments (Board President)
Rogue Valley Sewer Services (elected Board Member)
Regional 911 (Board Member)
Rogue Valley Area Commission on Transportation (Policy Committee)
Metropolitan Planning Organization (Policy Board Member)
I am seeking re-election because I want to continue working to move the community
forward as the best place to live in the region. A principal key to our quality of life is
our preservation of the City’s history designation and assets. The City Council is the
body most responsible for overseeing the continued maintenance, preservation, and
when necessary renovation of public and private historic properties. I will work to
assure that we continue upholding those efforts. For more than twenty years the City
has been pondering the mandate that we remove the old reservoir dam. We have made
much progress in recent years and I hope to be on the Council when we move this
across the goal line.
TED TRUJILLO: My name is Ted R. Trujillo and I’m a 37 year old father of two
young daughters, husband, Insurance Adjuster and entrepreneur. I have been married
to my wife Sarah for over ten years, and have two Daughters, Ava and Dinah. I find my
relaxation in the yard, being outdoors and of course in the Kitchen as there is always
time for a great meal. Sarah and I are very active at Madrone Trail Public Charter
School, where our daughters attend 4th and 2nd grades. I have been the Auction Chair
for the past two years, and will be chairing the Fundraising Committee this year.
Soon after moving my family to Jacksonville, I realized that I wanted to take an active
role in serving my community. Having watched the popularity of Jacksonville grow
considerably over the last 10 years, we are clearly moving towards a bright future! If
elected to the city council, I can assure you that the future will be respectful of the past
yet move forward with an ambitious commitment to the betterment of Jacksonville.
With many years of experience as an Insurance Adjustor, I have gained a clear
understanding of the importance of concise, honest and transparent communication
and its value. I weigh all sides before making a decision as this is paramount to
resolving conflict. Lastly, I’m willing to meet all challenges head-on and act in the best
interests of the community.
CLARA WENDT: I moved to Jacksonville on August 18, 1950 and have resided here
continuously for 64 years. During that time, I devoted 33 years to teaching hundreds of
students, including many second generations. I also served the community in various
volunteer groups, including work with the library board, which started me on my
lifelong path of City participation. I became very active in City volunteer work and
served numerous years as a City Councilor and as Mayor of Jacksonville. For many
decades, I have attended most every meeting of the Budget Committee, Parks and
Recreation Committee, Public Safety Committee, Cemetery Commission, Planning
Commission, Historic Architectural Review Commission (HARC), and City Council.
I feel, therefore, that I have an extensive background that may be useful in making
decisions on the important issues that face our City of Jacksonville.
Candidate Q & A Continued on Page 16

October 2014

Southern Oregon Job Growth Still Lagging
Behind the Rest of the State


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by Colonel (Ret.) Dave Dotterrer

ere in Southern Oregon, there is
a common thread among folks
that I speak with: Oregonians
are still struggling, and our middle class
is suffering an economic squeeze that has
lasted far too long.
Rural communities
in Jackson County
are especially
vulnerable due to high
unemployment and
a lack of economic
development, while
urban areas north of
us—such as Portland
and Eugene—are
experiencing a much
better economic
landscape. Oregon
has one of the highest
rates in the country,
but I don't need to
rely on statistics
to tell me that too
many of our citizens
are unemployed,
underemployed, or
live in poverty. Those
lucky enough to be
employed tell me their
income levels have
been stagnate for years, while their cost
of living keeps rising. Politicians in Salem
seem to ignore the fact that individuals
here in Jackson County are working more
and making less. This has to change!
I recognize that small businesses are
vital to the success of our economy in
Southern Oregon. We can't afford to
keep electing individuals to office who
oppose giving small businesses the
same tax breaks as Nike and other large
corporations, while voting against some

of the largest tax cuts in Oregon history.
After all, small businesses are the ones
creating jobs for Oregonians, and the state
needs to enact more pro-business policies
to let our economy grow and succeed.
We have to get moving
again, and that means
getting government out
of the way. I believe
private businesses
generate wealth—not
government. Let's allow
the marketplace do its
job and cut red tape that
increases regulations
and the cost of doing
business. Instead of
discouraging business
from coming to Oregon,
we should encourage
business retention and
My #1 priority is to
help businesses create
jobs for Southern
Oregonians. That is
why I am the only
candidate in this race
to be endorsed by the
National Federation of
Independent Business
(NFIB). This is because
of my demonstrated willingness and
ability to stand up for small business and
create local, family wage jobs that are
desperately needed in our region.
Thank you for your vote.
Colonel Dave Dotterrer (Ret.-USMC)
Candidate for Oregon Senate, District 3
P.O. Box 3218
Ashland, OR 97520

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July 28, 2014


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October 2014

Jacksonville Review

2014 Jacksonville City Council Candidates Q & A Continued
2. AREAS OF INTEREST: City Council standing committees
include the Historic Architectural Review Commission
(HARC), Planning Commission, Parks, Recreation and
Visitor Services Committee, Parking Commission, Transient
Lodging Tax Committee, Public Safety Committee, and the
Historic Jacksonville Cemetery Commission. Which standing
commission/committee are you most-interested in servingon as a member and as the City Council liaison and why? Is
there a project or activity you wish the standing committee
to address?
BRAD BENNINGTON: The committees that are most interesting to me are:
Planning (where I currently serve), HARC (which is very involved in most of our
development) and Public Safety. These committees have a common theme in that
they all deal with livability in our city. Jacksonville has a unique feeling compared
to any other city in southern Oregon and that feeling is directly linked to those three
committees. If I am elected to serve on City Council I would be most interested in
serving as liaison for Planning, then Public Safety and then HARC, in that order.
KEN GREGG: I would be most interested in serving on the Historical and
Architectural Review Commission. I have seen applicants at HARC hearings leave
confused and befuddled because they did not clearly understand what the criteria were
for getting their plans approved.
My project would be to develop a set of standards to help the commissioners in
making decisions regarding architectural designs. These standards would reduce
the subjectivity introduced by individual stylistic preferences and make the whole
approval process more efficient for commissioners and applicants alike.
I support the changes in building codes as they are currently being revised regarding
redefining the jurisdiction of HARC to structures within the Historic Landmark
District Boundary only. Architectural review outside this area will be handled as an
administrative decision within the Planning Department.
I would also like to see HARC work with the Planning Department in its
enforcement of code violations pertaining to historic homes. Code violations lead to
loss of historic character, and possibly to loss of historic designation. An education
program should be developed to inform owners of historic homes of the need to
preserve their homes according to guidelines set by the National Park Service and the
State Historical Preservation Office.
JIM LEWIS: I started my civic involvement as a Commissioner on the Historic
Architectural Commission and was its chair when I moved to the City Council in 1986.
I currently serve as the Council liaison to HARC and hope to continue doing so next
term. I have served on the Public Safety Committee and Personnel Committee and so
would be glad to serve again on either or both. Council service in the various committees
and commissions is necessary for keeping Councilors informed on problems, projects
and process and assuring effective operational oversight. I have not yet served on the
Historic Jacksonville Cemetery Commission but I would be proud to do so given the
great relationship they have with Friends of the Jacksonville Cemetery whose efforts and
accomplishments have been recognized on state and national levels as exemplary.
TED TRUJILLO: If elected to city council in November, I would like to focus my
time on the ever important Parks, Recreation and Visitors Services Committees. My
love of community and thirst for being outdoors would lead me to be a strong asset
to these committees and act with the city in mind. The areas surrounding Jacksonville
are exceptional for outdoor recreation of all types, diverse agriculture and tourism.
As Jacksonville finds itself being the gateway to Applegate wine country and limitless
outdoor recreation, we must position ourselves to embrace this growth in tourism
and permanent residency for those who fall in love with Jacksonville, as many before
us have. We must also be sure we don’t miss an opportunity to make this a world
renowned destination, we must also honor our rich history while fostering new ideas.
Parks, be it a green park or vast trail system, are a very important piece of the family
structure and should be nurtured for locals and visitors.
CLARA WENDT: The most important issue to me is CITY PROCESS. Does the City
follow correct procedures in decision-making? Does the City take the appropriate
steps to allow for public input? Today, although there are various commissions and
committees, most exist in name only; they rarely meet and, as a result, inhibit public
input. So, one of my strongest concerns is to see that the City revitalize the commissions
and committees. Besides seeing that those groups become fully functioning, my interests
are in Land and Buildings, Public Safety, HARC, and the Historic Jacksonville Cemetery.
I will also work towards promoting a better understanding of the meaning and
importance of Jacksonville’s Historic Landmark status.
Dear Jacksonville friends,
I'm Kevin Talbert and I'm running for Jackson County
Commissioner position #3. Here are several of the key
themes of my campaign:
• I'm running as an Independent because I believe there's
no place for partisan politics in county government.
We need problem solvers who listen to all sides.
• I'm focused on growing our local economy and
supporting the development of family-wage jobs.
One way to do that is by emphasizing the value-added
agriculture sector such as viticulture, craft brewing, and niche food products.
• I, like you, value Jackson County's beautiful physical environment and rich
cultural heritage. We should continue to support public resources like the
County Historical Society, County Parks, Expo and the Fair.
My roots are rural. I grew up on a dairy farm, learned the value of hard work,
then served in the US Army and the Peace Corps. My professional life has been
in higher education—26 years at Southern Oregon University as Director of
Extended Campus Programs and Chief Information Officer. Currently I serve as
Board President of the Oregon Community College Association.
There's a clear choice for commissioner position #3.
Thanks for your support.
Kevin Talbert

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3. ECONOMIC VITALITY: Recent reports suggest that
economic growth in Southern Oregon is lagging behind
other parts of the state and much of the nation. As a City
Councilor, what are you willing to advocate for that will help
local business owners prosper, specifically in Jacksonville’s
business district?
BRAD BENNINGTON: Economic growth in Oregon has been an issue for a number
for years. When I graduated High School any young man with a high school diploma
here in southern Oregon could get a steady job that would allow him to service the debt on
a modest mortgage, buy a modest car, get married and raise a family and his wife wouldn’t
have to work unless she wanted to. What has changed in Oregon since then? Very simply,
everything. Oregon has some significant challenges and none more so than with our
young people and the gap between their wages and the cost of housing here. As we move
into the future, citizens of Jacksonville may want to think about policies that make home
investment for the young (and perhaps the not quite so young) more affordable.
KEN GREGG: I believe that one of the city’s responsibilities in helping local businesses
is to create a friendly environment and infrastructure (e.g., sidewalks, parking spaces,
generous parking time limits, etc.) to encourage visitors and locals to shop in town.
Second, I advocate more partnering with the Chamber of Commerce, JOBA and other
Rogue Valley communities to develop creative ways to help our business community
Third, we need to let more people know about Jacksonville both as a place to visit and a
place to live and work. If we manage our growth responsibly, we can have not only a thriving
business community in our business district, but as we grow can encourage new non-retail
businesses to locate here, such as hi-tech, professional firms and artisan manufacturing.
Finally, we need to make our presence known through a more integrated web site.
Many friends and visitors say they could not find all they wanted or needed to know
about Jacksonville in one place. They could learn about shopping, lodging, history and
cultural events through separate web sites, but they could not get a picture of our town
as a whole. I strongly advocate an umbrella website linking all the existing sites.
JIM LEWIS: As a Councilor, I have supported the City’s positive relationship with its
local businesses. The City provides economic support for the Chamber of Commerce’s
information operations at the Visitor Information Center. The COC operates and
maintains the City-owned trolley as a means of showing visitors the town’s history
and lodging, dining, shopping, and entertainment opportunities. Additionally, the City
has a Historic Preservation Fund that businesses can apply to annually for grants for
maintenance, preservation, or restoration of historic properties. The Council has been very
flexible in approving events sponsored by various business sectors and should continue to
support those special occasions that bring visitors here. Finally, I would say, “do no harm”.
By this, I mean the Council should be very careful when considering an ordinance or policy
that might constrain a business with visibility, accessibility, or operational requirements.
TED TRUJILLO: Jacksonville is a town with a rich history of gold and vice, family,
and faith. For many residents this is a place that holds their own deep family roots and
for others a place to set root and grow. In Jacksonville, I feel there can be a reluctance
to embrace new ideas. With that said, the model has worked for some time and this
fantastic city certainly has a soul of its own, based on all of these factors. In order to
prosper, we need to embrace new ideas and help foster the success of our existing
business community, while also being attractive to new business. If elected to the city
council, I would see to it that all valid ideas brought before the city council receive
proper attention and dialogue. We certainly don’t want to compromise the value of our
community by letting bad business exist here in Jacksonville. However, we owe it to
the future of Jacksonville and to our business owners here to listen to all ideas with an
open mind to ensure a thriving business community and healthy downtown core.
CLARA WENDT: Economic vitality is a function of a City’s having appropriate
businesses that match the needs of the residential population and the whims of a tourist
population. When those are in sync, the Chamber of Commerce is the best organization
for stimulating business growth. A Chamber can foster growth by accentuating a
City’s greatest features; in Jacksonville, those highlights include its Historic Landmark
classification, its spectacular rural setting, its cultural amenities, like Art Presence and Britt,
its outstanding elementary school, and the newly-developing wine industry.

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October 2014

2014 Jacksonville City Council Candidates Q & A Continued
4. COURTHOUSE COMPLEX: In July, 2014, the City Council
voted to utilize up to $1,000,000 in funds from its Urban
Renewal program to rehabilitate the city-owned historic
courthouse complex. Preliminary plans call for turning a
portion of the first floor into city offices. Do you feel this is
the highest and best use of this property and why? If not,
what should be done with the building?
BRAD BENNINGTON: The Courthouse Complex issue has raised some questions
that need to be answered, I think, before it makes sense to commit to a large and
expensive enterprise. Is a new city office the highest and best use of the property?
Maybe, but compared to what? In our community, the historicity of a building is one
thing but the practical use could be something other than what we expect. I would
think we need to take a look at what “city offices” means to our city for the foreseeable
future and then talk about affordable ways those needs might be met. Along those
lines we might do our homework on what it would cost to do the improvements and
then have a pretty long discussion about what we find out. We need to answer a lot of
questions before we commit to such an ambitious project.
KEN GREGG: I think the courthouse complex should be the home of the city offices.
Jacksonville has a commercial center, but no civic center. Moving the city offices into
the courthouse will engender and reflect our civic pride. I am a strong supporter of
preserving the history of the town, and I believe this is an ideal way to do so.
City offices will not occupy the entire courthouse. I recommend sharing the remaining
space with other local entities to make it “the place to go” for residents and visitors
alike. This could be the home of the Information Center, the Planning Department and
a revived Jacksonville Museum. The upstairs space could also be rented out for events,
providing a revenue source for the city to help pay for the costs of maintenance for the
courthouse and its grounds.
In the past century corporate skyscrapers have become monuments to industry,
replacing churches, temples and civic buildings that used to be the center of a city’s
cultural pride. Our courthouse should stand out as a symbol of who we are as a
JIM LEWIS: I am wholly in favor of the use of Urban Renewal funds to renovate
the Old Courthouse. That is exactly the kind of improvement for which urban renewal
agencies are established. Twenty years ago the City Offices moved in the Miller House
from the Fire Hall, as a “temporary” relocation for City administration. The acquisition
of the Courthouse Complex from Jackson County affords us the responsibility of
stabilizing and improving the property and the opportunity to move municipal
services to an appropriately sized and sited structure: a government building returns
to government use. The complex is central, attractive, accessible, and sound. There has
been conversation about other possible additional uses for the renovated structure,
including leased space to business or non-profit interests, a performance venue on
the second floor, and others. I want to continue exploring the possibilities while
progressing toward City occupancy.
TED TRUJILLO: I am skeptical the recent decision to make the costly upgrades
to the Courthouse Complex was the best possible use of funds. $1,000,000 is a huge
investment for a city of our size with no benefit of a return.
Why aren’t we making this gem of a building the flagship of our community, where
the rich story of Jacksonville can be told either in the way of a museum or hospitality
in order to generate much needed revenue for our city? The grounds are already a
great place for the Arts community, city celebrations and local Farmers Market to do
business and keep money moving around the community. Would we displace these
functions by making these city offices? What would the remainder of the building be
used for, storage? Not knowing the true scope of the renovation needs, and what the
projected cost entails, I’m reluctant to say it’s a great idea yet not willing to say it’s
a bust either. I feel that the current duration of its vacancy is far too long for such a
fantastic building. All that said, if I voted today it would be for city renovation in a cost
effective way.
CLARA WENDT: The current City Council has voted to use up to $1,000,000 of
Urban Renewal funds towards rehabilitating the city-owned historic courthouse.
HOWEVER, for two or more years, I have been suggesting that the City get ample
public input along with studying FINANCIALLY-RESPONSIBLE OPTIONS, such
as potentially selling the complex to entrepreneurs, like the McMenamins, who
have a history of drawing tourists, who have an outstanding reputation for historic
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5. POPULATION GROWTH: Jacksonville must plan for
population growth based on allocation numbers determined
by Jackson County. Based on current estimates, the City’s
population could reach 3397 people by 2026. This 550
person increase over today’s 2840 residents (Portland State
University 2013 estimate) would require the City to provide
land capacity to accommodate approximately 250-300
new housing units. How would you recommend the City plan
for additional housing units? If the City expands its Urban
Growth Boundary, where should it do so and why?
BRAD BENNINGTON: Southern Oregon has seemingly become a destination for
folks who are retiring and Jacksonville is first on the list for a lot of those folks. It really
isn’t a question of if our city is going to grow; it’s just how we are going to do it. How
can we manage growth in a way that makes sense and keeps that Oregon small town
feel that we all find so appealing? The good news is that we live in a county that is
forward thinking and it is possible to accommodate growth in our city in a way that we
can well manage. The other news is that it’s going to take people that understand the
planning laws and codes, how they work and are applied to get it done the right way.
In this particular situation I believe that someone like me, who has a great deal of both
policy and practical experience in Planning and Development, would be very useful
on the City Council. In this field, perhaps more than any other, there is no substitute
for experience and I would suggest that you would want the most experienced person
you could find to fill this position. I would also suggest that I would be that person and
would be honored to have your vote. Thank you for allowing me to share my views
with you. None of us is as smart as all of us, so let’s work together.”
KEN GREGG: I recommend the city continue doing what it has been doing to date by
increasing housing units through infill, while preventing overcrowding and preserving
open space. We live in a walkable city, and this great Jacksonville asset contributes to its
sense of community. It is vital that we keep this in mind as we grow.
The city should also take steps to expand its urban growth boundary. The first place
to consider is the north sector between Hwy 238 and Old Stage Road. But that expansion
should not be just for residential units. It should include light industry and low-impact
manufacturing such as cottage industries. This sector is flat and easily buildable and has
the feeling of still being part of Jacksonville.
Growth can be a boon to a community when it is managed in a balanced way. We
can do that by constantly focusing on the question of who we are and who we want to
become—or not become.
JIM LEWIS: Our buildable land inventory is shrinking and will continue to do so. We
have granted fifty-four building permits so far this year. State land use law requires
that cities and counties apportion projected growth among themselves. This is achieved
through urban growth boundary agreement between entities. Another mechanism for
adding additional growth is through adjustment to zoning densities. The City went
through extensive study of prospective urban growth boundary expansions in the
prior decade. Probable growth sites on our periphery were identified, analyzed and
prioritized in an open lengthy process. That work and its recommendations should
serve well as the basis and direction when the urban growth boundary requires
expansion. Adjusting densities for in-fill through zoning amendments would be much
more challenging and inequitable and should only be employed as a last resort.
TED TRUJILLO: This is a topic, that if elected, I will embrace and work hard to move
the bar for both sides of argument. We have to grow. There isn’t any way around this
truth and the boundaries will inherently need to be expanded to accommodate this. To
remain stagnate is not an option for Jacksonville. My position is of a multi-generational
focus, with a highlight on families and all of the fantastic outdoor activities we have
access to. This would need to be accessible to everyone in the community without
exclusivity or prerequisite. I would really like to see Jacksonville be a leader in
planning for the future, as it pertains to communities faced with boundary challenges
and a changing demographic. Why not lead the way to the future, rather than have
it fall in our laps. My intent would be to promote a larger single development with
a community pool, tennis courts, and green park space with community gardens to
accommodate families that may not have the space. My feelings on growth, location
and boundary expansion lead me to the NE section of the city. I wouldn’t mind
swimming at the Jacksonville Community pool, you?
CLARA WENDT: In preparing a City plan for additional housing units, the City
must consider the impact of an increased population on its existing water and sewer
capabilities, the impact of increased traffic on its current roads, and the increased
demand for police and fire personnel and equipment to service additional emergency
calls. Also, with UGB expansion, the State requires that, beyond single-family
residential, the City also plan for commercial, industrial, multi-family housing, and
low-income housing. Thus, the City must consider the impact of competition from
outlying businesses to the existing downtown commercial district. The City must also
consider the impact of industrial uses on the fragile surrounding environment. To
protect the City from unsurmountable impacts resulting from major developments, I
prefer a development philosophy of “one dwelling at a time, one business at a time” as
need requires.


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October 2014

Jacksonville Review

October Events Calender • More Online at JacksonvilleReview.com
• Sundays, 9:00am-12:30pm: jacksonville
farmers market.

Jacksonville Art Events
October 2014!
Día de los Muertos!

Art Presence Art Center!

October 3–November 2:
Answering our second
annual Creative Challenge,
27 Rogue Valley artists
present their Día de los
Muertos artwork in an
exhibit filled with color, fun,
and macabre humor. Part of
the Edgy in October event.!
Special Día de los Muertos
reception on Friday, Oct. 4
from 12-4pm!! Coincides
Día de los Muertos Skull
with the First Annual
Tonia Davis
Jacksonville Health Fair, with
Art Presence hosting the Fair’s speakers in our classroom.!
October Art Presence Curated Exhibits:!
Pioneer Village!
Now–Dec 10:!
Oil paintings by Bill Stanton!
Jacksonville Library:!
Naversen Room!
Now–Dec 17: !
! Oil Paintings by Sue Bennett!
Front Entrance Display! !
Now–Dec 18:
Día de los Muertos
Sept 15 Dirk Siedlecki fills
the display case with photos Photo by Kathleen Hoevet
and artifacts related to Jacksonville’s cemetery and pioneer history, including
“Silent City on the Hill” by Bill Miller, the first book
written and published about Jacksonville’s cemetery.!
Art Presence Art Center is a nonprofit organization
located at 206 North Fifth Street on the grounds of
Jacksonville’s historic courthouse. We are open every
Friday–Sunday from 11am–5pm.
Visit us online at art-presence.org!
This show brings you lovely
new paintings on silk depicting
flowers with bees, Japanese
cranes, more flowers, and more
pollinators. This show, Judy’s
second round of gentle activist
art, is part of the Edgy in
October art event. Meet Judy at
an artist reception on Wed.,
Oct. 15 from 5-8 pm! She will
give a brief talk at 6pm on the
plight of the bees and how you
can help them.
Bees, Butterflies & Echinacea
165 South Oregon St.!
Judy Elliott! !

South Stage Cellars!
Now–October 29:!
Sue & Steve Bennett!


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

• Month of October: "edgy in october" art
event. Various locations in Jacksonville and the
Rogue Valley. See article on page 10.
• October 3-November 2: "el dia de los
muertos" art exhibit. Art Presence Art
Center, Courthouse Grounds. See article and ad on page 39.
• Saturday, October 4, 9:00am-Noon: cemetery
clean-up day. See article on page 10.

• Saturday, October 4, Noon-4:00pm: "el dia de
los muertos" fiesta grande. Art
Presence Art Center, Courthouse Grounds. See article and
ad on page 39.

• Friday, October 26, 6:30pm: special movie
night, "The Train." Old City Hall.
See article on page 11.
• Thursday-Saturday, October 30-November 1:
haunted trolley tours. Tickets at
Visitor's Center. See article on page 11.

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• Saturday & Sunday, October 25 & 26, 7:00-9:00pm:
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• Friday & Saturday, October 24 & 25: haunted
trolley tours. Tickets at Visitor's Center.
See article on page 11.

• Friday, October 24, 7:00pm: movie night, "The
Ghost Breakers." Old City Hall. See article on page 11.

• Saturday, October 4, 10:00am-6:00pm:
southern oregon smoked salmon
fest. Britt Performance Garden. See ad on page 6.

• Friday & Saturday, October 10 & 11: meet the
pioneers. Jacksonville Historic Cemetery.
See article on page 5.

• Sunday, October 19, 7:00-9:00pm: "max and
the monster," a haunting adventure at
Hanley Farm. See article on page 10.

• Friday, October 24th, 4:00-7:00pm: annual
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• Saturday, October 4, 10:00am-3:00pm:
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• Thursday, October 16, 6:00-7:30pm:
jacksonville review's "meet the
candidates forum." Naversen Room,
Jacksonville Library. See article on page 3 and
Candidate Q&A on pages 14, 16 & 18.

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• Last Tuesday of the month, 11:00am-Noon: Live
Music at Food & Friends. Meals $2.75
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• Friday-Sunday, October 10-12: southern
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• Saturday & Sunday, October 11 & 12:
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A Cup of Conversation
by Michael Kell

Finishing Well


he tapestry of
a man’s life is
woven with
many living threads but only a rare few
actually color the soul. True friendship
is purified by heat and pressure. The rest
is recycled in the wisdom of choosing
carefully those with whom we share our
time. We’ve heard that we don’t choose
our family but we choose our friends.
Choice forges the unique bonds of trust
and treasure invested in those adding so
much to our lives.
A couple years ago, I lost one of those
rare friends to cancer. He was about my
age. I don’t think anyone ever really
considers dying before his time. We may
think about it long
enough to buy life
insurance or in
times of extreme
stress, illness or
depression but in
the normal course
of things it’s just
not part of the daily
human check list.
Up until about
middle age, we
pretty much think
we’ll live forever. We don’t. Maybe we
should reflect more on the end game and
less on the middle? While driving a car
we’re supposed to focus on the horizon
and not the lines in the road because by
the time the now is here it’s too late to do
anything about it. Only when we keep
eyes on the horizon do we have any say
whatsoever in the here and now.
My friend and I were very close for a
long time. We had a falling out which
lasted a few years until one day he called
asking to see me. He was going through a
rough patch and reached out for someone
he could trust to help him through it. I
guess real friendship has a half-life of
forever. I remember why we fell out of
grace and it was part and parcel to the
reason he called. Everything is connected
and nothing spoken or done really goes
away but can often be reconciled by
just a little authentic humility. This is a
wonderful and mysterious design.
Seeing my friend again after so long a
time was a joy. I really missed him and
how he complimented my life. We were
as much alike as different and shared a
common faith which initially brought
us together. His life now was very
complicated. Choices, some acute, some
chronic, made managing parts of his life
extremely difficult. He was an achiever,
successful, a great provider, generous and
the hardest working man I ever knew but
now was plainly broken. Life had become
messy and he needed an old friend’s
perspective to start putting things back
together again. If fortunate, a man finds

himself in this place only once in his life
because no one living half a century is
spared. The degrees of trouble and trial
may be different but pain and suffering,
even self-inflicted, are relative to everyone.
It doesn’t take much to get lost.
I would’ve done anything for my
friend. He was always there for me
and my family over the years, I owed
him more than I could ever repay. The
opportunity to restore relationship and
help him at the same time was treasure in
heaven. Circumstances forced my friend
to face the reality of few wrong choices
amidst an ocean of right choices. In the
first two years from when he called, I saw
him evolve more in the ways that count
than in all the time I
knew him. It was the
beginning of third
year when the doctor
said the cancer word.
The last year of
my friend’s life was
nothing short of
remarkable. He’d
come full circle
doing the work to
make right what was
possible and accept
full responsibility for what couldn’t be
repaired. Now, the end of his life was in
clear focus and he was at peace for the
first time in a very long while. The final
year was short but brutal. Cancer is a
cruel occupier claiming every ounce of
strength and also one’s soul if allowed.
My friend didn’t allow it and tolerated
unconscionable pain because too much
medication dulled his spirit and he
resisted with the last of his will. He was in
constant communion with his loving and
forgiving God and fought for every last
second of clear thought.
I had the honor to see him just a couple
of days before the end. He was engaged
in epic battle between body and spirit.
Spirit prevailed when his outstretched
hand reached for mine. Even on death’s
bed his vice-like grip could still crush
a man’s hand. I knelt beside him and
prayed a last prayer for my friend to
see heaven sooner than later then asked
him if there was anything left to do. His
hollow eyes were clear and bright as he
gently smiled, shaking his head in quiet
contentment and I knew he was almost
home. At the end of my days when those
left behind are given the chance to reflect
upon the tapestry of my life, my friend
will be there, present and visible in the
magnificent sunset of finishing well.
Michael Kell is a coffee entrepreneur
and sometimes author. He resides with his
lovely wife Mary in Southern Oregon. For
more articles like this one, please visit www.
wordperk.com featuring stories about small
town life.

Jo Heim
Cell: 541-944-8353
Office: 541-779-3611


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$299,000 • 2 BR • 2 BA • 1856 SF

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333 Mountain View Dr #155 Talent
$69,000 • 2 BR • 2 BA • 1594 SF

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$375,000 • 3 BR • 2.5 BA • 2426 SF

Mountain View Estates 55+ park. Open
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master bath.

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9/18/14 10:51 AM



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October 2014

Jacksonville Review

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he real estate
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price of a home increasing by 15% from
$195,000 in January, 2014 to $225,000 in
August, 2014. The number of homes sold
this year is about on par with last year with
an average of 242 homes selling per month.
Jacksonville (which extends all the way
to Ruch) has fared even better
with the median price of a
home increasing this year by
20% from $291,350 in January
to $350,000 in August.
The Jackson County
housing market is
experiencing faster
appreciation growth than
the national average, but
that is to be expected as our
county was one of the hardest
hit nationwide and shares
the distinction, along with
Deschutes County, of being the
hardest hit county in Oregon.
We may slow down a bit in fall and
winter, but what will be interesting
is, what the inventory will look like
next spring/summer. We have gone 6
or 7 years seeing little to no building
but having population growth and
age growth which both contribute to
demands on the housing market. In
Jacksonville, all the new construction
in Vineyard View, at the end of Shafer
Lane, is now sold out! The Farms and
Brookview, on G Street and Hueners,
will most likely sell-out this winter. So
will we have any new housing for 2015?
What’s also remarkable is that
Jacksonville is not building for it’s
demographic. The families moving here
tend to be older, those who are either
retired or who have the means to escape

large cities and make a living here. These
two groups, the “escapees” and “retirees,”
may be in great fiscal health but many of
them are planning on “aging in place.”
Their dream does not include climbing
stairs to reach the master bedroom, so
where are the one-story new homes?
On the rental front, we are seeing a large
demand for rental homes in all of Jackson
County and very low supply. This is
particularly true in Jacksonville where we

manage over 60 rental homes which are
all full with a waiting list. As the prices of
homes increase, owners that chose to rentout their homes because of a lack of equity
are now choosing to sell their homes,
leaving the rental market with less and less
inventory. The rental market will continue
to be tight until we see more housing starts
and more rental inventory.
As long as our economy keeps growing,
even at a slow pace, we’re likely to see
real estate prices grow; and as long as the
U.S. population continues to age, we’re
likely to see Southern Oregon grow faster
than most areas.
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get back to my hooks, feathers, and fur,
but at least I got to drive the family car!
I’d complete my assignment, stock the
vacant shelves in Mrs. Riley’s impossiblyimmaculate kitchen, kindly decline her
offer of payment, then briskly walk back
home beaming with a sense of self-pride.
Mom would greet me with a glass of
lemonade, and say “There, now doesn’t
that feel good?”
I really didn’t deserve to feel that way,
as it was my mom’s initial “suggestion,”
not mine! Had it been my brainchild to
be a good scout, I could have owned that
feeling lock, stock, and barrel.
To this day, I still think it was mom’s
two-fold intent to help an aging friend,
while also instilling in ME the notion
of volunteering and helping someone
else without being asked… to get off my

teenage duff and look beyond my own
self-interests. You know what, Mom was
right… always was.
That’s why I still volunteer to help-out
here in Jacksonville. After all, this little
hamlet is worth it, isn’t it? When I return
home after a couple hours of pulling goat
heads with Rick Murdoch , I feel like
I’ve kept an evil invader at bay, and for
at least a while, our cute little town can
breathe a sigh of relief from the thorny
menace. It’s the same thing with pickingup trash, or helping build a bridge, or
cutting a downed tree from a woodland
trail. It’s a great feeling! Most of the
time the efforts go without really being
recognized, and that’s okay.
There are many ways to volunteer
throughout the year. You can sign-up
through the Jacksonville Woodlands’
website (www.jvwoodlands.org ) to assist
with occasional projects, you can pick-up
that candy wrapper from the sidewalk
instead of passing it by, or you can return
the shopping cart for someone instead of
leaving it in the middle of the parking lot.
It’s your choice.
Our dedicated volunteers in town are
being volunteered to death, and could
use a bolstering of the ranks. By taking
that extra little step, you too would learn
what Mom taught me years ago. And yes,
it does feel good. Join me in finding a way
to make a difference.
For a list of volunteer opportunities in
Jacksonville, please visit jacksonvillereview.

October 2014


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Love Your Landscape by Adam Haynes
Fall is the Best Time to Plant


acksonville is a wonderful place
to enjoy fall colors! If you’ve
lived here very long, you’ve
probably identified your favorite tree for fall color,
whether in your own yard or somewhere in town.
This month, we’ll have a show that lasts several weeks
thanks to the large variety of deciduous trees and shrubs
planted throughout Jacksonville.
We have an opportunity to create
this same beauty in our home
landscapes by planting specific
trees and shrubs with dramatic
color. A few plantings that provide
color and also thrive in our planting
zone include: (for yellows) Birch,
Aspen, and Ginkgo, (for reds) Red
Maple, (Autumn Blaze, Red Sunset,
October Glory) Dogwood, Japanese
Maple, Sourwood, Red Oak, Sugar Maple, (for purples)
Raywood Ash.
For shrubs, I like Burning Bush (Euonymus Alatus) and
Sumac since both provide some of the most vibrant reds
you’ll ever see!
To maximize fall color, planting is key. Although
fall and spring are good times to plant, fall has more

advantages. For a new tree, shrub or perennial, fall gives
roots more time to make a strong development push in
advance of new spring growth. When plants go dormant
during the winter and energy is transferred to the roots,
it creates better and more extensive root systems that
have lasting benefits year-round. Finally, trees planted
in fall will be less stressed because of the head-start the
root system has during the winter
Since there’s a significant dry
season in the Rouge Valley with
several months with little or no
rainfall, another advantage to fall
planting is that the rainy season
begins now.
And remember, providing highquality planting material for your
plants is a good investment and gets
your new trees and shrubs off to the best possible start.
I hope you enjoy the beautiful colors of the season and
love your landscape!
Adam Haynes is the owner of Artisan Landscapes, Inc.
Contact him at 541-292-3285, adam@artisanlandscapesinc.
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Saturday Morning Fall Classes at Shooting Star Nursery
Shooting Star Nursery invites you to join them for
a series of fall gardening classes. All classes begin at
10:00am at the nursery unless indicated otherwise.
Space is limited, so please register online at www.
October 4th, Native Plants for the Rogue Valley: Native
plants are great choices if you are trying to make a more
water-wise and wildlife-friendly garden. They can be
difficult to navigate, especially finding
those that do well on the valley floor.
Come to our class to learn about the
diverse offerings of our native shrubs,
perennials, grasses, and trees. Fall is the
perfect time to get natives established
before the summer heat. Landscapers–
this class qualifies for 2 hours of CEH
credit. Registration fee-$10.
October 11th, Ornamental Grasses:
Do you not know where to start when it comes to
ornamental grasses? There are so many varieties and
sizes to choose from but that’s what makes them so
useful. Besides adding texture, movement and color to
the garden, they are also usually deer-resistant and many
drought-tolerant. Come learn about the best selections
of grasses for the Rogue Valley, we have the biggest
diversity of grasses in the valley! We will also show you
how to care for them—from evergreen to deciduous
types. Landscapers–this class qualifies for 2 hours of
CEH credit. Registration fee-$10.
October 18th, KID FRIENDLY Apple Tasting and Fall
Celebration!: Join us for music, apple cider and other
goodies to celebrate the arrival of local apples and fall

weather! We will have a selection of apple varieties to
taste and help determine which variety you might like to
try in your own yard. We will have potted apple trees for
sale or you can put in an order for a bare root fruit tree
in the spring. Apple cider, locally-made baked goods by
Chef Kristen Lyon and fresh coffee by Stim Coffee will
be on-hand as well as music by the Turner Moore Band.
Plus a fall photo booth for you to capture your kids or
get professional shots by Frizz Studio. Free–
No registration fee. Bring the kids and come
celebrate with us!
November 1st, Drought-Tolerant and
Deer-Resistant Plants for the Rogue Valley.
Part of the "Winter Dreams, Summer
Gardens" Symposium at RCC: Two of the
most common problems in our lovely valley
are deer and long, dry summers—but you
can still have a beautiful and sustainable
garden by making the right plant choices. Shooting
Star Nursery specializes in drought-tolerant and deerresistant trees, shrubs, perennials, and grasses and will
discuss some of the diverse options you have. Christie
Mackison, co-owner and landscape designer, will have a
unique selection of plants on-hand and will explain how
to care for them and prep the soil for a successful waterwise garden. Plan that beautiful summer garden by doing
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October 2014

Jacksonville Review

Jackson County Master Gardener Association
Association Planning for Growth in the Rogue Valley


by Sandy J. Brown, AICP

erhaps no state in our country
is cited as often as Oregon in
urban planning literature for
its progressive transportation and land
use policies and purported success in
containing urban sprawl. One of the most
significant parts of this effort is formation
of Urban Growth Boundaries (UGBs)
around Oregon municipalities that define
where urban development stops and farm
fields and forest begin.
Oregon’s rise to planning fame started
in 1973, when Governor McCall convinced
the Oregon Legislature to adopt the nation’s
first set of land-use planning laws. McCall,
with the help of a unique coalition of
farmers and environmentalists, persuaded
the legislature that the state’s natural beauty
and easy access to nature would be lost in a
rising tide of urban sprawl.
With the adoption of Senate Bill
100 in 1973, each city and county in
Oregon was required to adopt and
maintain comprehensive plans and
land use regulations that meet state
standards. The legislature delegated the
authority to establish the state standards
to the Oregon Land Conservation
and Development Commission. This
1, 2014
to 4:30
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1, 2014
Statewide Planning Goals.
9 to 4:30
Local regulations are found in
form of Comprehensive Plans
101 South Bartlett St, Medford, Oregon
equivalent to the Statewide
fee: includes
fee: $40
Development Ordinances
Registration fee: $40 includes Lunch(roughly equivalent
to the Statutes and
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Class Descriptions
& Registration
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Materials:Administrative Rules).
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rule, local regulations must be at least as
restrictive as those of the state.
Oregon's land-use planning laws,
each town and city in Oregon to
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maintain a 20-year supply of residential,
in collaboration
with and
in with
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the Jackson
Association commercial, and industrial lands inside

in support
Oregon State
in collaboration
Oregon State University Extension Master Gardener
Program.with and in support of the their UGBs. This ensures an orderly

Oregon State University Extension Master Gardener Program. development pattern, working from the
core out. Lands outside the boundary
receive rural zoning types. However,
these boundaries can be periodically
extended outward in response to growth
pressures, potentially reversing rural
zoning in areas adjacent to existing UGBs.

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The Rogue Valley faces many
challenges in planning for growth as
the Region’s population is expected to
double by the year 2060. To attempt
to address the region’s growth-related
challenges and identify lands suitable
for long-term urban growth needs, the
cities of Central Point, Medford, Talent,
Phoenix, Ashland, and Eagle Point (the
City of Jacksonville decided not to move
forward as a Regional Problem Solving
participant), as well as Jackson County
and a number of State agencies engaged
in a decade-plus long collaborative
effort to create a Greater Bear Creek
Valley Regional Plan (Regional Plan).
Lands that were selected for urban
growth were designated as Urban
Reserve Areas (URAs). The URAs will
be those areas into which cities will
eventually expand their UGBs and,
ultimately, their city limits.
The Regional Plan is important to
anyone in the real estate industry in
order to identify what areas are proposed
for eventual future expansion and
development. For more information about
the Regional Plan process, refer to Jackson
County’s Regional Plan webpage at http://
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.
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When the student becomes the teacher…


e are four
into the
school year. The
wave of emotions
that came with those first weeks are now
fading into a sea of monotony, and we
are getting into the groove of schedules
and carpools. The teachers are teaching
and kids are learning; meanwhile, parents
are making sure the kids are where they
need to be, are rested and fed and doing
their very best to help with homework,
even though the parents may barely
understand it!
As I anticipate the next eight months
of the school year and all the things my
kids will, (hopefully) learn, I think about
all the things kids will teach us along the
way, such as:
Kids teach us that we are a little bipolar.
We can be so angry with them over some
dumb-kid thing and the next moment
be overwhelmed with love because they
read their brother a story or helped fix his
broken Bionicle.
Kids will teach us that kisses are
magical. A kiss can magically take
the pain away from my six-year-old's
hurt knee. Kisses also work their
wonder when strategically-placed on
my 14-year-old's forehead, as I try to
ease the disappointment of whatever
teenage trouble he may be going
through at that moment.
Kids teach us that we have Superman
powers. No matter how bad their
day was, we are able to make it better
with a gentle word, even if it is one of

correction. Somehow we know how the
pieces of their little hearts are supposed
to fit back together.
Kids teach us humility. It’s certainly
humbling when your ten and six-yearold have a horrible fight at church and
your six-year-old decides that sign
language would be an appropriate way
to handle his anger towards his brother.
Unfortunately, you don’t need to be
fluent in sign language to understand the
gesture or the message being sent. That,
friends, is a lesson in humility.
Kids teach us how to find our funny
bones. Let’s face it, bare bums, loud farts and
milk out the nose is just downright funny.
Kids teach us joy, like never
imagined. In the middle of a child
throwing-up all night, or crying over
not making the team,or trying to make
sense out of the untimely death of a
loved one, you witness the wonder of
their minds and the hugeness of their
hearts. You discover the joy of sharing
those tough moments with your kids
because it’s forming them into who they
are going to become. You get to see their
weaknesses and their amazing strengths
and that IS joy.
So, as we move through this mine field
called “life,” let’s embrace what our kids
have to teach us. When things blow-up in
our faces, as they will, let’s pick ourselves
up and continue to do what we know is
right; continue to love on, and take the
best care of our kids as possible. But, as
we parent and teach them, let our hearts
remain open to the lessons our kids may
have for us. It may just change our world!

October 2014

Efficiency by Design

Speaking of Antiquing with

Joelle Graves, Sterling Creek Antiques

by Christin Sherbourne

Estate Planning and Antiques:
Do They Go Together?


Page 27


aving had a background in
Fundraising and Major Gifts,
I quickly became acquainted
with the process of Estate Planning.
When meeting with donors, I’d inevitably
discover a household full of treasured
purchases, either bought by the residents
or inherited. Oftentimes,
parents would ask me
how to plan ahead and
who to call to be sure
their children were
not saddled with the
responsibility of “getting
rid of” their belongings.
Since I had experience
in the antique business,
I had recommendations
on whom to call. To
this day, I have a list of
estate sale businesses I
refer customers to every
day, as well.
Last year, a dear friend
found herself in need
of estate sale assistance
and would not have anyone but me do
the sale for her. I had to learn by full
immersion…this led to the formation of a
new part of my business—Sterling Creek
Estate Services.
Personally speaking, there are a couple
of things that differentiate me from some
of the other people I will refer you to:
I am small and only take small estates
and handle them on-site. My small team
helps me and I do specialize in estates
of antiques. I will advise you of the right
steps to take for YOU. And, In case your
estate sale is more than I can handle, I will

refer you to one of my trusted colleagues I
feel is the right match for you.
Each estate is different and there are
different emotions involved. Some estate
sales are for a living person and some are
not. Each has a common thread—every
item being sold was once loved and
should be honored
during the sale.
If you’ve spent
time contemplating
the disposition of
your estate, I’d advise
you to start planning
earlier, rather than
later. One suggestion
is to tag items, like
the back of a piece of
furniture, with the
name of the person
you’d like to inherit
it, or create a simple
list. If your kids don’t
want something,
consider selling it now.
And, if you have no
heirs, choose a non-profit you’d like to
benefit from the sale of your estate and
be sure to put that information in your
will. Here in Jacksonville, there are many
wonderful non-profit groups such as Britt
Festivals, the Boosters Club, the Friends
of the Library, Jacksonville Elementary,
the Woodlands Association and more to
consider—your gift will be appreciated
beyond your comprehension.
Does Estate Planning and Antiques go
together­­—you bet!
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Paper Trails to You… Keeping Paper
Records to a Minimum!


o matter
how much
we try to
go paperless, it still clogs our inboxes,
magically stacks-up on counters, fills our
mailboxes, and overflows our files. Many
a client has had this “paper trail” issue
as one of their major home organization
complaints. I personally am not immune
to this either—to tackle this trail, I utilize
some of the following
First, DON’T let
you incoming mail
stack up, ever! As
soon as you retrieve
it, process it. The
junk mail goes in the
recycle bin, bills in
the appropriate file,
(I use a wall file for
this purpose) and
correspondences and
other documents
in their appropriate files. A technique I
suggest is to take out all the important
papers and discard the unnecessary items,
i.e. envelopes, postcards, stuffers, and
flyers which just take up space.
It’s not just the mailman that
contributes to the paper pile, either—we
have paperwork from our employers,
organizations, and schools—papers we
need for communication and reference.
As paper comes into my house, I treat
it much like the mail and triage it. If
it pertains to us, I file it, or put it in
our command center for easy “at our
finger-tips” reference. I sift through
my command center weekly and purge
anything that’s outdated. I go through
my files annually (usually after taxes have

been filed) to purge anything outdated
there, as well. In reality, there are really
only a few paper items that we must keep.
The rest should be let go.
According to an article in Kiplinger, the
most important documents to hang-on to
are your annual tax returns. You should
keep the actual returns forever, but you
can get rid of the supporting documents
after three years. That's how long the IRS
has to initiate an
audit. Once the
time elapses, go
ahead and toss
the records—and
be sure to shred
anything with a
Social Security
number or
other personal
Any records
pertaining to
your house,
mortgage and home improvement costs
should also be kept—you’ll need them in
case you sell your home.
Lastly, to develop an organization
system, corralling all that paper is critical.
This can be a combination of filing
cabinets, wall files, folders bins, etc. Use
whatever works best, as long as it works
for you and keeps you organized.
Follow me on Facebook/
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organizing for the upcoming Holidays!
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October 2014

Jacksonville Review

Everybody Has a Story: Joelle Manning Graves
by Kathie Olsen


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he sweet-faced woman behind the
counter turns to you and smiles
a friendly welcome. This is Joelle
Manning Graves, proprietor of Sterling
Creek Antiques, located in the historic
Orth Building on South Oregon Street in
Jacksonville. Her kindly vibe and deep
wealth of knowledge about the things
she sells obscure a delicious secret. This
woman is an accomplished coloratura—a
singer with a set of pipes that can belt out
show tunes, slide through a cappella jazz,
or soar through operatic arias—and holder
of an extensive show business resume.
Joelle was born in Redwood City,
California in 1952. An only child with a
difficult family situation, Joelle always
loved to sing, standing on her bed as a
child, holding a pretend microphone,
mimicking singers from TV variety shows,
finding comfort and joy in music. She came
to it naturally. Her great-grandfather was
an opera singer, and her beloved Dad was
a classical pianist who hosted the Jimmy
Manning Radio Hour. A friend’s mother
took Joelle to her first opera, enrolled her
in a church choir, and provided her with
voice lessons. With no piano at home,
Joelle took up accordion, and practiced
like crazy. By the time she graduated from
high school, she was voted “Most Likely to
be Famous” by her classmates.
She went to DeAnza College as a voice
major, where she was taught how to
manage the yearly tour of the choir and
organize the audition process for the
department. When she turned 20, she
married, and in 1978 had a baby girl,
Allison. Finances dictated that Joelle
drop out of school and go to work, but
the young mother managed to parent,
to go through a divorce, and continue to
sing in the evenings. She found her way
to the Los Altos Conservatory Theatre,
where Doyne Mraz, head of the theater,
taught her theater management right
along with performance. It was there that
she met Roger Graves, an actor, singer
and lighting designer. They married
and opened an antique shop in Belmont,
California, learning the furniture business
and performing together in the evenings.
In 1983, their daughter Colleen was born.
Every year, the theater company went to
Ashland to attend the Oregon Shakespeare
Festival, and, like so many others, the
Graves’ fell in love with Oregon. In 1985,
they decided to sell their store in Belmont
and move to Ashland, build a house and
eventually open another antique shop,
which they called Manning & Morgan and
successfully ran for six years.
Upon their arrival, Joelle and Roger
were recruited to sing with the Southern
Oregon Repertory Singers, to sing
together at Lyric Theatre, doing musical
theater duets, and to perform in a review

at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre called
The Best of Ashland, where the Graves’
performed a medley from Phantom of the
Opera. As a result, Joelle was cast by Rogue
Music Theater (RMT) to sing in Man of La
Mancha on the Britt grounds in Jacksonville.
Once, cast in a play at the Oregon
Cabaret Theater, Joelle went to the
first dance rehearsal and did her best.
Watching from the sidelines was the
OCT Artistic Director, Jim Giancarlo—a
dancer himself. After watching her
struggle, “Jimmy” quietly went and stood
in front of the stage, where Joelle could
see him, demonstrating her moves. It
helped. Afterwards, he said, “Joelle, you
learn dance like a singer—you move in
response to the music, not to your body.
How about I work with you for half an
hour before each regular rehearsal?”
Joelle never forgot that kindness.
Rogue Music Theatre asked her to
star in The King and I, and performed for
four years straight with them, eventually
becoming General Manager. She sang
with the group Encore, performing a
cappella jazz in clubs and festivals up and
down the West Coast. She continued to
sing with the Southern Oregon Repertory
Singers and at her church.
When the RMT position ended, Joelle
went to work for the Rogue Valley Youth
Correction Facility as coordinator of a
specially funded arts program, worked for
a time in the box office at Southern Oregon
University, and then spent seven years as
Britt Festivals’ Education Director.
On her 60th birthday, Joelle turned to
the friends assembled for her birthday
celebration and said, “I will work for
no more bosses.” She meant it. Going to
what she knew, and to the town she had
come to love, she decided to open Sterling
Creek Antiques. She is happy there—
she loves that the visitors come seeking
history, and she loves the community.
She knows her business and rejoices in
bringing people together with antiques
that have meaning to them.
Her daughters are grown and happy
and Joelle has a granddaughter, Hazel.
Joelle and Roger are still married and still
singing—at Trinity Episcopal Church and
with the Rogue Valley Chorale. She still
teaches voice lessons. She has turned her
difficult childhood into a fine life.
Ask her to sing you a few bars—if
you’re lucky, she’ll say “yes.”
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 her
stories and poems 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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Mindful Test Prep: Get a Good Attitude for Testing


by Anna Schatz, JD/PhD

tudying effectively for college
entrance exams not only improves
students’ admission profile and
financial award potential, but lets them
practice real life work habits. Students can
identify their best working conditions on an
intentional flexible prep plan while noting
which areas may require extra work.
Improving ones testing performance
can take patience. If students are willing
to work through several practice tests bit
by bit and record their results along the
way, they can identify what needs extra
attention, whether geometry or pacing.
It’s important to know the right answers
whether independently reached or not.
Prep books with real practice tests and
answer explanations can help students
store effective routes to right answers in
long-term memory.
Critical reading is a useful skill students
can improve. On reading passages,
paraphrasing the purpose of each
paragraph while reading can help to stay
focused and calm, and to more clearly see
each author’s intention.
Likewise, focusing on one thing at
a time can ease stress on short-term
memory. Students can be reluctant
to write on tests though it helps a lot!
Circling key information in a math
story problem is the first step; then
manipulating that information the second.
Students may indirectly practice
decision-making in card games and other

Keeping young
athletes healthy

family favorites, such as on the Trivial
Pursuit app. You might even make up
contextual math story problems: for
example, if my dog eats 112 pieces of dry
dog food twice daily except for one pizza
dinner, how many pieces of dry dog food
does he eat in a week?
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News from Jacksonville Elementary School
Jacksonville Elementary
School is off to a great start
for the 2014-2015 academic
year! This year, the Pioneers
welcomed a new principal,
Joe Frazier. Mr. Frazier
comes to Jacksonville most
recently from Washington
Elementary School and has been with the
Medford School District for the last eight
years. Before coming to the Rogue Valley,
Mr. Frazier spent 30 years in education
in Vancouver, Washington as well as two
years in Australia. Jacksonville Elementary
also welcomes Stacey Jones as a First
Grade teacher and Kendall Mulholland as
a Student Support Specialist. Mr. Frazier
says about the coming year, “We plan to
have fun, learn at high levels, develop
positive school relationships and do
our very best to provide a world class
education for our students.”
The PTO kicked-off the year for
students, teachers, staff and parents at
the second annual ice cream social. A

good time was had by
all! Thank you to Carrie
Robertson and all the
volunteers who scooped
in to help.
On September 26th,
Jacksonville students ran
their best at the annual
Jog-a-Thon. Students raised pledges for
each lap around the track and competed
for prizes for the most laps run, most
money raised and classes with the highest
participation. The Jog-a-Thon is the largest
PTO fundraiser each year and helps fund
enriching student activities such as the
Harvest Carnival, Writers’ Festival, Art
Program, Art Exhibit, Science Fair, field
trips, and playground equipment.
Mark your calendars for the annual
Harvest Carnival on Friday, October
24th from 4:00-7:00pm. This is a great
family event with carnival games, face
painting, cakewalk, food, prizes, a jumpy
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Happy Halloween!
by Ashleigh Scheuneman




ou think about it once in a while.
You’re hardly aware of it. And
then……..BOO! It jumps out
at you! Halloween is right around the
corner waiting to scare your socks off!
Halloween is a time for candy, costumes,
jack-o-lanterns and games! Carnivals and
trick-or-treating are all part of the fun.
Halloween is many kids’ favorite day of the
year. It’s fun, fun, fun, for everyone! Mind
you, a few screams in between. Here are
some things for us kids to think about this
year: do you dare go up to that scary house
down the street? Do you dare venture out
into the dark where you can’t even see your
hand in front of your face? For a bucketful
of candy that lasts a year or two? Definitely!
It’s every parent’s nightmare, and every
kid’s dream! So this Halloween, be brave,


and go grab some candy from a mummy
with your faithful mommy by your side.
Have a terrific Halloween!
And thank you to my fellow
Jacksonville neighbor who left me a very
thoughtful gift. It will be put to good use.
Sister Janessa, Joke: What did the soap say
when she heard the sink bullying the drain?
WASH it!
Ashleigh Lu
Scheuneman lives in
the Jacksonville hills
with her mother, father,
and two sisters. She is
13-years-old and in 7thgrade. When she grows
up she would like to be
a published author.


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Providence Physicians: There are ways to avoid fall cold season
by Hillary Brown, Public Relations Coordinator,
Providence Medford Medical Center



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all brings cooler days, school activities and the
anticipation of the holidays. Along with the fun,
it also brings an
increased chance of illness.
Longer hours indoors
and in classrooms means
germs are passed around
more easily. Experts
with southern Oregon’s
Providence Medical Group
says there are many things
parents can do to prevent
their children, and themselves, from getting sick.
First, doctors recommend covering the basics.
“I would recommend parents start by keeping their
child’s vaccines and health physicals up-to-date,” said
Jason Kuhl, M.D. “Yearly check-ups with a medical
provider are of significant value as they allow the
health care provider to look at a child’s growth and
development, as well as offer necessary vaccines.”
While most adults and schools encourage children to
practice good hand-washing techniques, that doesn’t
always kill the germs. Physicians suggest attaching a
small bottle of alcohol-based hand cleaner to your child’s
backpack or lunch box if the school allows.
None of these steps matter, though, if a child’s immune
system isn’t working at its best.


“A healthy diet, adequate sleep and physical exercise
are extremely important for your child to have the
energy to perform well in school and cope with the
stress of homework and peers,” Dr. Kuhl said. “All of
those factors will also help them fight off any viruses or
infections they do come into contact with. Ultimately, the
healthier your children are, the healthier you are likely
to be.”
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Joyfull Living

by Louise Lavergne
Mercury Retrograde – Cosmic Gift
to Slow Down


ctober 4th
starts a
cycle for the planet Mercury that will
last until the 24th. Retrograde is when a
planet slows down, stops and appears
to move backwards. This is an illusion
caused by the Earth passing the slower
moving outer planets. This can affect us in
different ways depending on the planet.
The planet Mercury has a visible
impact on our lives that even the most
skeptical people have come to believe.
This is because Mercury rules our
thinking, communication (verbal, written,
social media), as well
as electrical devices,
computers, telephones,
transportation and air
travel. You can begin
to feel this influence as
much as 2 weeks before
and after the actual
retrograde period where
computer systems get
cranky, printers stop
working, mail is delayed,
messages are missed
or misunderstood,
etc. This phenomenon
happens three or four times a year, so it
is helpful to know how to navigate this
energy, otherwise it can be a period of
frustration. Most common advices are:
don’t travel, don’t sign contracts, don’t
start or launch anything important, don’t
make any major purchases and back
up your computer and devices! Don’t
misunderstand this as a time of inactivity.
This is a cosmic gift that forces us to slow
down, get off autopilot and go deeper
within to make our life better and more
meaningful. When you are open and
aware of the opportunity it brings, it can
be a truly magical time.
“A bend in the road is not the end of the road ~
unless you fail to make the turn."
~ Anonymous
The planet Mercury affects our ability
to think and shift between the two
hemispheres of our brain. During the
retrograde period the left-brain that is
adept at tasks involving logic, language
and intellectual/analytical thinking, is
forced to slow down. Our left-brain
is focused on getting things done. It
rationalizes why we don’t have time to
take care of our internal needs. During
Mercury retrograde, we become more
right-brain oriented which is best at
emotional and creative tasks and connects

us to our intuition and brings us closer
to our inner spirit. The right side of
our brain is where we feel the effects
of our actions and words. It allows us
to experience compassion, love and
gratitude, which lead to true, lasting
happiness. If you are more right brain
dominant, Mercury retrograde can be an
enjoyable period where more people can
meet you in your realm of “relax, enjoy the
ride, we’ll get there when we get there.”
This cosmic gift is a time to slow
down and reflect on all that's going on
in your life. It can be a very productive,
transformative and powerful time
to re-evaluate,
renovate, and reinvent. We can focus
on clearing and
completing, as well
as planning with
deeper awareness
of our feelings. Are
your intentions
in harmony with
your vision for the
quality of your
life experience?
Whatever you do
during this month,
don’t be in a hurry. Make each delay an
opportunity to practice presence. Every
red light, traffic jam, computer glitch….
take a breath into your belly space, relax
your shoulders as you exhale, relax into
the moment and think of one thing you
can feel grateful for—start with the gift
of each breath. Remember that what you
resist will persist, and stressing about
the things you cannot do anything
about will only lead to more frustration
and more stress.
Take care of yourself this month and
make it a point to not be too busy for YOU!!
Start this Mercury retrograde period in
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Soul Matters

130 N. 4th St.,

by Kate Ingram, M.A.
“No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots
reach down to hell.” C.G. Jung


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The Jacksonville Seniors want to
thank you for helping us give back to
our great community!
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don’t know if it’s the time of year,
phase of life, or just my peculiar
vantage point, but almost everyone
I know is going through some serious
suffering. I’m not talking about the
suffering one feels when watching a Tom
Cruise movie or hearing the phrase, “I
know, right?” I’m talking about suffering
chronic illness, staring mortality in the
face, losing a loved one, being in dire
financial straits: Hell.
To say that suffering is difficult and that
no one wishes to experience it is to state
the obvious. But, as the Buddha said, life
is suffering. Suffering is unavoidable. It is
also underrated.
Suffering is valuable—the right sort of
suffering, that is. It’s very important to
distinguish between legitimate pain and
the suffering we create when we try to
avoid pain. Such avoidance creates what
is called neurotic suffering: the suffering
caused when we resist what is.
Neurotic suffering creates anxiety and
depression, the evil twins of psychological
resistance. Anxiety is like a bird caught
in a room, unable to find its way out,
frantically flying into walls. Depression
is the bird that has frozen, closed its eyes,
and given up.
Unfortunately, both of these poor
birds—symptoms of a soul in grief—
are not often tended with any real
compassion or understanding; instead
they are Zanaxed or Paxiled into
emotional oblivion. Sadly, medicating
does not address the root of the problem.
It does not free the bird to fly; it merely
sticks the bird in a cage with some seeds
and leaves the room.

The real suffering of life—the
unavoidable agonies—are not problems
to be solved but experiences to be
faced and felt. This is what is meant by
meaningful suffering. Being with what is,
facing our vulnerabilities and fears, our
conflicts and pain, is how we grow, how
we become fully human. Allowing oneself
to feel the pain of life’s slings and arrows
without judgment or avoidance allows
our suffering to complete its natural flow,
its work, if you will, and that work is to
create wiser, deeper, more compassionate
human beings. Meaningful suffering
connects us to our humanity, to our
deeper selves and to one another. It is the
growing pains of the soul.
Staying present, particularly in the
midst of our pain, is one of the most
difficult things there is. Not trying to
evade it and not judging it are equally
challenging. We are, by nature, painavoidant, judgy creatures. But the treasure
such presence contains! The peace it brings,
the compassion and wisdom and depth it
creates, are priceless gifts, found only in the
deep, dark places that touch into hell.
So if you find a poor bird, frightened
and disoriented, perhaps even wounded
in a dark corner of your house, have
compassion. Stay with it. Speak gently.
Move slowly. Let it rest and breathe.
Open the doors and windows and it will
find its way to a more expansive home.
KATE INGRAM, M.A., is a therapist, soulcentered life coach, and award-winning author
of Washing the Bones. To see the book trailer,
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How wonderful is a “free” bookstore,
truly! "Have a book, leave a book. Want a
book, take a book." I volunteer at Rogue
Book Exchange as a board member,
and I can tell you that our Rogue Valley
community benefits from a place like this.
Located in downtown Medford, Rogue
Book Exchange was founded as a 501(c)3
nonprofit in 2007 after the scare of Jackson
County library closures, and offers free
books to everyone.
Like most small nonprofits, we struggle
to make the magic of "free" happen. It
takes a lot of help and donated items to
make it all work. In order to cover basic
operating costs, like rent, utilities and staff,
we sell donated books that have value
on Amazon, Abe Books and Alibris, and
participate in city yard sales. Just $3 from
every visitor will pay the monthly bills.
But we need help to grow our mission
in the years to come. If you have time,


cash, books or items to give, any donation
is welcome. If you want to give in a bigger
way, we're looking for a few dedicated
people that can gift their business
experience and become board members,
or a few dedicated businesses to become
bookshelf sponsors.
A subtle way to help is to link us to
your charity rewards programs, like
AmazonSmile and Fred Meyer Rewards,
where they donate to us a portion of
every dollar you spend. I invite you to
visit us soon and to become a part of the
magic of "free."
Tracy Baird is Board Chair of Rogue Book
Exchange–a 501(c)3 nonprofit located at
110 N Ivy in Medford, which serves Jackson
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Don’t Go Through Breast Cancer Treatment Alone
by Michelle Lagorio, RN, BSN, Breast Health Coordinator/
Cancer Care Navigator, Asante Women’s Imaging

Tim Land


navigator is her ability to get answers
to all questions asked by a patient, and
talk through her choices until she feels
comfortable. The navigator breaks down
each case into manageable pieces, helping
the patient focus on specific aspects of the
cancer treatment each week.
While some women will partner with
their nurse navigator for as little as four
months, the majority will have contact for
approximately one year—usually from
diagnosis, through treatment, to survival.
Remember, the best way to beat breast
cancer is to catch it early. If you find
changes or something unusual in one
of your breasts, see your healthcare
provider as soon as possible. Schedule
a clinical breast exam as part of your
annual wellness checkup, and do regular
self-exams at home. Never hesitate to call
your doctor if you find a lump.
To learn more
about Asante’s breast
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or to schedule a
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of breast cancer is given, it’s important to
know there’s someone dedicated to help
guide a woman through her breast cancer
treatment and recovery.
During October, National Breast Cancer
Awareness Month, we’re highlighting
the role of the breast health coordinator,
a specialized cancer care navigator who
is a primary resource to the patient. The
coordinator is like a friend who supports
the patient through every aspect of
cancer care to help streamline the process
and serve as the patient’s liaison to the
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The focus of the navigator’s role is to
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Stress on Your Body


by Kyleen Brodie, LMT
The Elements Massage Therapy LLC

irst off—Thank you Jacksonville!
It’s been one year since The
Elements Massage Therapy
opened its doors and the support from
the community has been amazing. I
have truly enjoyed meeting and building
lasting relationships with members of this
community and look forward to many
more years of practice—thank you for
your support!
Now back to the stress talk…
Fall is a season of change. It seems life
picks-up a step or two this month; the
leaves start to turn and fall, work kicks into
a higher gear, and the impending holiday
season makes its appearance on store
shelves. Amidst all the hustle, it’s easy to
lose the carefree feelings of summer and let
the stress creep in.
Our body handles stress using the
autonomic nervous system. This part
of the nervous system functions below
the level of consciousness to control
things like heart rate, breathing,
sweat production, and organ activity.
It is divided into two branches: the
parasympathetic nervous system, which
controls the rest and digest state, and
the sympathetic nervous system, which
controls the fight or flight response. These
branches operate complementary to one
another, attempting to maintain balance
in the body. I like to think of it using the
term “dynamic equilibrium.”
When we face a stressful situation, the
sympathetic nervous system kicks-in to
create a complex hormonal reaction. First
adrenaline is secreted in preparation for
what’s to come. If the stressor continues,
cortisol is secreted, which prepares the
body for fight or flight and triggers a
number of internal reactions. Muscles
are flooded with glucose, providing
immediate energy supply. Blood vessels

narrow, heart rate increases which
increases blood pressure and forces the
heart to work harder. All of this is a
natural (and healthy) response to stress;
it is what happens next that could cause
health problems.
If the stressor is removed, the
parasympathetic nervous system will
then turn on and hormone levels will shift
back to the rest and digest state.
If the stressor is not resolved, the
secretion of the stress hormone cortisol
will continue. Overtime, cortisol
adversely affects brain functioning and
may lead to GI dysfunction, increased
weight gain, chronic fatigue, inflammation,
fertility issues, cardiovascular disease, and
decreased immunity. An increase in sleep
disorders is also associated with elevated
activity in the sympathetic nervous system,
which only perpetuates the cycle by
keeping the body from naturally entering
the recovery state during sleep.
Stress in life is unavoidable and should
not be feared. However, how we react
following a stressful event can greatly
impact our health. A few suggestions to
try-out include: removing yourself from
the stressor (physically or mentally),
using deep breathing techniques,
exercising or going outside for a walk,
or having a massage to manually turn
on the parasympathetic nervous system.
Whichever you choose, just remember
this quote: “Worrying is like a rocking
chair. It gives you something to do but it
doesn’t get you anywhere.” – Anonymous
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Paws for Thought by Dr. Tami Rogers


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s fall and winter
approach, we need to
help our four-legged
friends prepare for changes
encountered during these times.
Here are some seasonal things to
think about:
1. At Halloween, there are
definite no-no’s for dogs and
cats. Chocolate toxicity is the
one most people are familiar
with—the darker the chocolate,
the more toxic it is (i.e. milk
chocolate is much less toxic
than unsweetened baking
chocolate.) The most common
side effects seen with chocolate
ingestion are restlessness,
hyperactivity, vomiting, and
perhaps diarrhea. Unfortunately, while these clinical
signs seem relatively benign, they can advance and
ultimately lead to death. Another risky ingestion
is the consumption of any sugar-free candy/gum
containing the sweetener “xylitol.” This chemical
can induce a long-term hypoglycemia (low blood
sugar) that can last for 12 to 24 hours. If an animal
consumes enough, you may notice weakness,
instability, or ultimately seizures. If you catch your

dog or cat in the cookie jar or find them chewing
your pack of gum, it’s best to call your veterinarian
immediately, or better yet, head-in so they can
prevent unwanted side effects of toxicity.
2. Colder days are approaching and outside animals
will require adequate protection from the elements.
Animals should have covered shelter, elevated
off the ground to keep them away from cold and
moisture. Ideally, the shelter should be heated (never
use human variety heating pads), insulated and have
a door to keep out wind and rain. Animals that are
continuously outside should be on a premium diet
(bulk food is not adequate!) that is high in protein and
fat to supply them with the extra calories they need.
Also remember that warm car motors are enticing to
outdoor cats that can be severely injured or killed when
caught in a fan belt. Perform a quick check under the
hood, honk your horn, or bang forcefully on the hood
before starting your car on cold winter mornings.
3. As colder days approach people are driven to prep
their vehicles for the winter. If you change antifreeze at
home, remember this sweet tasting liquid is extremely
tasty to animals and extremely toxic. If you suspect
your animal has consumed antifreeze, act quickly and
get your pet to the veterinarian immediately.
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was hatched in the backyard when Ruth lived there.
And so began Georgia’s years as a world traveler.
Somehow Britt got permission to use the hill. They had a
She made two or three trips a year, touring the British
wooden platform with tin can lights and a tarp over the
Isles, much of Europe, and most of Central and South
musicians. When it was raining, they would move the
America, Africa, and Asia.
concert to the U.S. Hotel.”
She met her second husband, Chester Lind, in
Georgia became friends with John Trudeau, Britt’s
New Zealand on a bus. “One of the couples in our
founder and first conductor. “John rented our house for
tour group was talking, and this man tapped them
two summers while we went to our Applegate cabin, and on the shoulder and asked if they were talking about
he would go fishing with Ed.”
the Rogue Valley. He said he
She was also an early member of the Britt
had grown up in the Applegate
Society. “For the first five years, early in
and attended Jacksonville High
summer we would grub out all the poison
School. His mother was a Kubli
oak and ivy and weeds on the Hill to make
and still lived on their Century
it usable. Our big fundraiser was a huge
Farm in the Applegate.”
antique show at the Old School.”
Georgia and Chester were
Ruth also introduced Georgia to the
married in 1987, but eight months
newly formed Jacksonville Boosters Club.
later Chester died following a
“We got stones from the old quarry and
botched surgery.
paved around Old City Hall. We repaired
In 2002, a stroke slowed
Bilger House in 2012
the stone wall along Cemetery Road. And
Georgia down physically, but she
we worked on the Sexton’s Tool House—that’s when we
continued her community involvement. She remained
discovered the underground vault where bodies were
active in a book club and the Jacksonville Garden Club,
stored until they could be buried.”
and she was a member of the American Association of
Georgia also served on a commission that studied
University Women for 55 years.
the treatment of juvenile offenders, resulting in today’s
She was also a member of collectors’ clubs and owned
alternative schools and community service projects.
an extensive collection of specialty glass. She recalled
She served for five years on a board that was a
always liking glass. “My grandfather collected cut glass,
predecessor of CASA. And she served as a Jacksonville which I didn’t understand until I learned about the
Planning Commissioner.
Irish ‘social ladder’—‘shanty Irish,’ ‘lace curtain Irish,’
Georgia resigned from the Planning Commission in
and finally ‘cut glass Irish.’ If you were cut glass Irish,
1985 when her husband Ed became ill and died. They
you were finally at the top.”
had been married for forty years.
Georgia Curran Scott Lind was definitely “cut glass Irish.”

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How and Why I Became a Holistic Vet
by Dr. Jeff Judkins, Animalkind Veterinary Clinic


hen I graduated from
veterinary school in 1984,
my goal was to become
the best veterinarian I could possibly
be. I committed myself to learning and
using the most advanced medical and
surgical treatments available. I poured
over my textbooks and journals after
clinic hours, took frequent continuing
education classes, and even took courses
in advanced orthopedic surgery and
dental techniques. My dedication served
me well. Through my early years in
veterinary practice in Austin, Texas, I
felt confident that I was offering my
clients very high quality, compassionate
veterinary care for their beloved pets.
After more time passed, however, I
began to question some of the standard
veterinary practices that I had learned.
Why, for instance, did we insist on
lifelong yearly re-vaccinations for diseases
that I had never seen occur in adult dogs
and cats? Why was it that many of our
patients’ common conditions could be
treated, but would regularly re-occur
down the road? Why was there no
explanation for the occurrence of certain
diseases in the first place? Why did the
flea and tick products that we sold to our
clients (and were assured were safe) get
taken off the market following studies
showing links to cancer and diseases of the
immune system? My natural tendency to
question authority had kicked-in big time.
When I did a bit of research on my
own, I found no scientific evidence that
supported the use of annual vaccinations
for most viral diseases. It was well
established that most vaccines given
to puppies or kittens created life-long
immunity. When I asked my boss about
the issue, he admitted that most animals
probably didn't actually need the vaccines
as adults. "How else are you going to get
people to bring in their pets for annual
exams?" was the thing I remember him
saying. I researched further, and found
potential links between vaccinations and
several life-threatening diseases of the
immune system. I was floored. If this
most basic tenant of standard veterinary
practice was of dubious value and safety,
what else about standard veterinary
practice was questionable?
At about the same time in my career, I
started to observe a pattern in my patients
that had long-standing (chronic), or
recurring medical issues. It seemed that
the more aggressive I had to be in making

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a particular symptom resolve, the less
healthy my patient became over time. A
cat with a severe skin disease was a case
that made a big impression on me: after
exhausting every therapy I could think of
with no improvement, I resorted to giving
the cat a powerful immune-suppressing
steroid injection. The cat responded
beautifully, and all the skin eruptions
cleared up completely—as long as we
kept up the shots once a month. After
about six months the client quit bringing
the cat in for his injection, and I assumed
that we had finally resolved his problem.
A few months later I saw the cat again,
this time for severe weight loss. His skin
looked great, but x-rays showed his lungs
were full of tumors. This case, and many
more like it, made me realize that I could
treat “symptoms” with my vast arsenal
of pharmaceutical drugs, but not the
underlying “disease” itself.
So what was the true nature of these
chronic diseases, and was there a way
to help my patients that also supported
their overall health and vitality? Still
committed to being the best vet I could be,
I began looking into alternative medical
modalities such as acupuncture, herbal
medicine and homeopathy. I discovered
that all of these treatment approaches
promoted and supported the patient’s
innate healing capacity, and didn’t just
focus on treating “symptoms.” After 10
years of practicing strictly conventional
vet medicine, I decided to pursue what
has become a lifetime of learning and
practicing these “alternative” modalities.
I took courses, attended lectures and read
books. I began searching for more natural,
and less potentially toxic, alternatives
to drugs and pesticides. In the last few
years, I have pursued studies in clinical
nutrition—about which I learned nothing
in veterinary school, but which has
proven to be one of the most important
aspects of my current practice.
Practicing holistic medicine is not
always simple or easy. It does, however,
enable me to effectively manage, and
sometimes completely resolve many
disease conditions that I was unable to
cure with conventional medicine alone.
Another benefit I’ve found is that many
of my patients with incurable cancers
can live much longer than was thought
possible, and often with very good
quality of life. The holistic approach
certainly requires more time for exams
than is allowed for in a standard vet
clinic, but the extra time enables me
to better understand and address my
patient’s individual needs. The result
is a less stressful, more rewarding
experience for everyone involved. More
natural, with fewer drugs, less surgery
and pesticides… more vitality and true
healing. What’s not to like?
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How to Care for a Citrus Plant in Fall and Winter

f you have citrus trees or plants, you’ve likely
been enjoying your own oranges, lemons, limes,
grapefruit and kumquats fresh off the branches as
they’ve been growing and thriving in the warm summer
temperatures. With fruits packing lots of Vitamin C and
adding a tropical look to your garden, citrus can be a
great addition to your home.
But now that
fall and winter are
approaching, if you
live in cooler winter
climates such as in
Southern Oregon,
it’s time to move
plants inside and
prepare them for
dormant, survival
mode to ensure they
stay healthy for next
To be clear, citrus
are not adapted
to climates as cold
as ours in winter;
they do not survive
outdoors in Southern
Oregon, so simply moving them to a sheltered or sunny
outside area is not an option. To keep a citrus plant
alive throughout winter here, you have to acclimate the
plant to the indoors, create a place for it, and adjust your
maintenance to sustain a quasi-dormancy in the plant.
It’s important to remember that you are not trying to
stimulate growth during fall and winter; instead, you are
keeping it healthy and alive.
If you happen to have a heated greenhouse, you can
create a tropical climate for your citrus so that it won’t
even know it’s winter! In that case, care for the plant as
you did outdoors—but you probably can back off the
watering a bit.
Here are some basic steps for maintaining potted citrus
trees and plants indoors for fall and winter:

• Slow down growth (slow the metabolism) by
withholding any fertilizer from July on. You
should also allow the plant to dry longer between
• Move the potted citrus to a semi-shaded spot for
about a month before moving indoors.
• To ensure you don’t bring insects indoors, clean the
plant thoroughly with “insecticidal soap” on upper
and lower surfaces of leaves and all the branches.
• Prepare a place indoors where your potted citrus can
receive bright light and cool (40-55° F) temperatures.
Remember: You are not trying to stimulate growth
during this period indoors.
• Water only when the upper 2” of soil has dried.
Remember, you are forcing this plant to go
“dormant” when it does not normally do so in its
native environment. If you find lots of leaves are
yellowing and falling off, the plant is probably
being watered too often. Make sure each irrigation
is thorough, then allow the plant to dry well before
watering again.
• A light misting once or twice a week to increase
humidity and discourage insects can help a citrus
plant indoors.
Taking the above precautions is important because we
are not in “citrus country” so survival can be a difficult
task. Citrus plants originate in warmer climates such as
the tropics, Southern California, Arizona, and Florida
where fall, winter and spring are mild and warmer.
Overwintering citrus is a challenge outside of those areas.
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Bennett property, working with HARC and his service
on the Historic Jacksonville, Inc. board has been excellent
preparation for serving on council. Ken’s attention to
detail, inquisitive nature, keen intellect and graceful
manner make him an ideal choice to lead Jacksonville
into the future.
Jim Lewis (highly recommend) is a man I call the
“dean” of the Council and is someone I truly respect
for his civic and military service. Jim has been on the
council for 26 years, 14 years as Mayor. He knows the ins
and outs of city government, having served on nearly
every committee and commission. He’s also a strong
leader who’s highly respected by his peers. Thanks to
Jim’s vision and leadership, Jacksonville is a modernday town with exceptional infrastructure, an excellent
public works department and an enviable public safety
program. Jim should continue serving on the council.

Ted Trujillo is the youngest candidate and new on
the political scene. Although I prefer candidates to be
more seasoned and to have served at the committee or
commission level first, at 37, Ted is the only candidate
with school-aged children. He represents a demographic
group which has been woefully under-represented
for far too long. Ted will help bridge the generation
gap while acting as a catalyst to get younger citizens
involved in city affairs—something desperately needed
as our population and volunteer base changes in the
coming years.
Clara Wendt is admired by many for decades of
civic involvement. Although Mrs. Wendt cares deeply
about town, the citizenry would be better served by
her continuing as “city watchdog” rather than serving
on council.

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Up-Close and Personal with Local Artist,
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her environment.
As Tara paused
to reflect on
“when” she felt
she became an
artist, she decided
it was on our
honeymoon while
taking photos
of the sunsets
in Northern
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was already into
photography. At
the time, she was
simply trying to
capture a beautiful
moment to
remember, thinking
it would also be
nice to share with
others. Her camera
was only a cheap
type, but she found
the photos to be like a painting—after
much positive feedback, she decided it was
something to pursue further.
Since Tara loved watching the creative
process unfold while watching me take
photos, she asked for her own camera
and then started on the next leg of her
creative journey.
The next big moment
of inspiration came
while on a trip to
Carmel. As she strolled
along the beach, Tara
was so drawn to all
the dogs running free
and couldn’t help but
take photos, with no
preconceived notion as
to what the outcome
would be. As Tara
related the story, she
was reminded of a trip
to the zoo as a kid where

she stopped and watched the wolves
moving behind glass. One particular
wolf caught her gaze…they stared at one
another for quite a long time. This proved
very moving and she has long-felt a strong
connection to wolves and dogs ever since.
The trip to Carmel was to celebrate her
new job with Dogs for the Deaf, here in
Central Point. Oddly enough, Tara has
been struggling with her own hearing loss
issues, not so severe as to need a hearing
dog herself, but an interesting coincidence
nonetheless. This new job had nothing to
do with photos until
one day a co-worker
saw the photos
she had posted via
social media and
was impressed by
the quality of her
pictures, especially
the expressions
she’d captured in
the eyes of the dogs.
This lead Tara to
being asked to take
photos of all the
Tara literally
lights-up every
time she talks
about DFTD and is
thrilled to be able
to document the
lives of the dogs
as they first arrive
at the facility,
through training
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proud the dogs are as their working
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that while shooting pictures, dogs aren’t
worried about how they look!
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she started with fellow Jacksonville artist
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Dia de los Muertos Show at Art Presence


mericans for the Arts (www.americansforthearts.org) Ten Reasons to Support
the Arts—Reason #7: “Arts spark creativity and innovation: The Conference
Board reports that creativity is among the top five applied skills sought
by business leaders—with 72% saying creativity is of high importance when hiring.
The biggest creativity indicator? A college arts degree. Their Ready to Innovate report
concludes, “The arts—music, creative writing, drawing, dance—provide skills sought
by employers of the third millennium.” Nobel Laureates in the sciences are 17 times
more likely to be actively engaged in the arts than average scientists.”
In June, Art Presence presented our second-annual Creative Challenge, this year to
create artwork for our Día de los Muertos show. Twenty-seven artists answered with
Day of the Dead art, making a show fit for All Souls! The exhibit opens October 3,
with a reception on October 4 from Noon-4:00pm
featuring wine, hors d'oeuvres, face painting by Jen
Season 4
Greenfield of Jenny Penny Painted Faces, tissue paper
flower making, Liza Hamilton demonstrating
how to
make woolen skulls, and live music by Martin Ball.
All mediums are represented from assemblage to
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A brief history for those not familiar with Día de
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South Stage Cellars’ Rising Stars is open to local musicians, of a variety of genres,
who are interested in competing for the top prize while helping raise money for local
non-profit, LIFE Art. Prior season winners have received prizes including: a cash
prize, recording time at a local state-of-the-art recording studio, an interview with
Southern Oregon Magazine along with local recognition.
Talented musicians, please send your video (amateur videos welcome) entry
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LIFE Art gives local teens a creative outlet for expression for teens struggling with
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31-November 2 celebrants honor deceased ancestors and friends by visiting cemeteries,
cleaning and decorating graves. The fiesta incorporates marigolds, muertos (bread of
the dead), sugar skulls, cardboard skeletons, tissue paper decorations, fruit and nuts,
incense, humorous poems (calaveras) and altars honoring the departed.
Our reception coincides with the 1st-Annual
Jacksonville Health Fair, with Art Presence hosting the
Fair speakers in our classroom. Learn healthy wisdom to
prevent yourself from being celebrated during Día de los
Muertos before your time!
Remember to visit our offsite exhibits:
• Bill Stanton’s exhibit of impasto oil paintings
continues at Pioneer Village
• September 15: Dirk Siedlecki fills the display case at
the entrance to the Jacksonville Library with photos
and artifacts related to Jacksonville’s cemetery and
pioneer history, including “Silent City on the Hill,” by
Bill Miller, the first book written and published about
Jacksonville’s cemetery
• Sue Bennett’s show of paintings in the Jacksonville
Library’s Naversen Room continues
“Dream of a Sunday Afternoon
We invite you to use our classroom for your class,
in the Alameda Central”
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(detail) by Diego Rivera
schedule a date, please contact Anne at 541-941-7057 or
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“Day of the Dead Photo Booth” by Leona Keene Sewitsky
“Day of the Dead” Photograph by Kathleen Hoevet
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“Frida's Garden” Embroidered quilt wall hanging by Charlotte Wirfs
(Frida Kahlo was Diego Rivera’s wife)
Hannah West is a Jacksonville website designer and art advocate. She
is the creator and editor of the Southern Oregon Artists Resource (www.
soartists.com), serves on the board of Art Presence Art Center, is a core
founding member of the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon and curates the
monthly art exhibits at GoodBean cafe. See some of her art and web design
work at www.hannahwestdesign.com.

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• Gourmet Flatbreads, Specialty Sandwiches, Panini,
Wraps and Salads
• Extensive Specialty Espresso, and Custom loose
leaf tea menu.
• Draft Beer, Wine, Mimosas, Sangria
• Fresh-Baked Goodies and Pastries, made in-house daily.
• Proudly serving Allann Bros. Coffee. An Oregon
Tradition since 1972!

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545 N. 5th St. | Jacksonville