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March 2015

Jacksonville Review

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March 2015

Jacksonville Review

Jacksonville Publishing LLC

Whitman & Jo Parker
Print Layout & Design:
Andrea Yancey
Mail: PO Box 1114
Jacksonville, OR 97530

My View by Whitman Parker, Publisher


On Gaining Perspective…

ast month, I had a 5-day “hall pass” to get out
of town with my wife, Jo. Our trip to the Tucson
Gem & Mineral Show was primarily a jewelry
buying trip for Jo’s in-town shop, but since I have family
in Arizona, it also provided a chance for a visit and
unexpectedly, to gain some new perspective on life.
Rewind one week…the February issue was rolling
off the presses and included this column—My View—
about the City of Jacksonville’s priorities. It was written
knowing it might offend some readers...and leaders.
As a publisher, not everyone will agree with you all of
the time…if ever. In this line of work, if you can’t take
criticism, find a new line of work! After penning that
piece, I had my game face on but was also a bit stressedout as to its possible ramifications.
In Tucson, we stayed the week with my stepmother,
Sandy, in her lovely home. After long days at the trade
show, going “home” in the evening was as enjoyable as
was the sunshine, 80 degree temperatures and homecooked meals. Despite being physically away from the
97530, my mind was never far from home…thanks to my
email, text and Facebook tethering device!
My lesson on “perspective” began the first night around
the dinner table with a reminder that life is short and

unpredictable. You see, Sandy has been battling ovarian
cancer for several years. Never one to complain, she
understands and can explain her condition better than her
oncologist. She’s accepted that her days are numbered,
despite not knowing when “that” day will come. In the
meantime, she lives an incredibly active life, dotes over
her family like a mother hen, has a rich social life, exercises
daily, volunteers and participates in community activities…
and gives back, big time. She’s one of the most inquisitive
people I’ve known, a trait that served her well as a middle
school math teacher for 40 years. For her, it’s all about other
people and what she can do for them…not what they can
do for her, despite her serious medical condition.
The next morning around the breakfast table, Jo and
I were busily checking email and returning phone calls
when I caught a glimpse of Sandy getting ready to leave
for her weekly chemo appointment. Just then, a few emails
popped-on-screen including one from a reader who’d sent
a “you’re an idiot” note about My View and another from
a prospective ad client who was no longer a prospect. After
relaying the news to Jo, I gestured across the room at Sandy
and then exclaimed, “Hey, it isn’t cancer!”
Here’s wishing you and yours health, happiness and
perspective in Our Small Town with Big Atmosphere!

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Jacksonville artist
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his wife Sue are available
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located at 240 S. Oregon
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March 2015

Jacksonville Review

Ashland Partners Aids ACCESS Again!

Over the holidays, Ashland Partners
located on the Bigham Knoll Campus
stepped-up with another generous
donation of $6658 for Access, Inc.
According to partner Ritchie Kemmling,
this year’s donations were generated
by using some interesting and creative
methods. For example, Ashland Partners
employees raised money with homemade
cookie baskets, with all ingredients
donated and baked from scratch—over
60 baskets were sold, netting $1000 for
Access. Employees also donated some of
their extra time off into an auction which
raised another $3000. Another creative
money-maker was an internal employee
directory photo and ring tone swap-out,
wherein for a $5 donation, an employee

could change-out a co-worker’s directory
photo or ringtone—one partner raised
$300 by switching-out his co-workers
photos with Simpson’s characters! All
fundraising was done in good fun and
purposefully for this worthwhile program
including an additional $1000 donation
from the partners.
ACCESS is a Jackson County non-profit
organization that strives to better peoples’
lives through assisting with the essentials
of life, such as food and shelter to name
a few. The much-needed resources are
distributed among low income families,
including children and seniors, as well
as people with disabilities. For more
information on ACCESS, please visit their
website at

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Home Health and In-Home Care

From l-r: Joe Diamond, Lou Mayersky, Bill Hartwick, Tony Antonides, Firefighter Brandon
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then donated to Jacksonville Fire and Police which provides them to children in need
of comfort during emergency situations such as fires, auto accidents and other crises.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 • 6:00 p.m.

Late Life Planning

Red Chair Travels to Town!

Learn tips on preparing for the future to avoid costly
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Over Valentine’s Day weekend, the
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Bed & Breakfast at 455 N. Oregon Street.
The Red Chair promotional campaign is
sponsored by the Oregon Bed & Breakfast
Guild as a means of drawing more
attention to local lodging operations.

Touvelle House Innkeepers Jamie and
Sean Kerr spent the weekend hosting
the Red Chair, taking it to numerous
Jacksonville landmark locations, where
it was photographed for an upcoming
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Meals-to-Go Expanding Operation and Offerings

Chef Kristen Lyon (on left) is no
stranger to local foodies. The 36-year-old
chef and entrepreneur first emerged on
the local food scene, making a name for
herself working at the McCully House.
“When I moved to Ruch ten years ago,
it introduced me to the extensive range of
locally-sourced food products available
right here in the Rogue Valley.” Today,
Kristen is now on a first-name basis with
dozens of local farmers and a rancher—
relationships the young chef says is
an integral part of her business and its
success. “The goal and essence of my
business is providing healthy, convenient,
locally-sourced food.”
That business is Meals-to-Go, a
food preparation and distribution
service focused on supplying prepared
and packaged, ready-to-eat food to
customers…all with an emphasis on
quality ingredients.
During any given week, Lyon
prepares and distributes a variety of
pre-packaged dishes including, chicken
pot pies, lasagna, quiches, soups,
sauces, bone broths, pizza dough,
casseroles, salads, and more. “My
average customer uses my Meals-to-Go
service to replace 2 or 3 home cooked
meals per week or to help supplement
parts of their home-cooked meals.” In
the coming year, offerings will increase
to include a variety of new sauces,
ketchup, mustard, dips, spreads, wild
mushrooms and lots of fermented items
such as sauerkraut.
Staring early this summer, locals will be
able to pick-up Chef Kristen’s offerings at
the Jacksonville Farmers Market. “I’ve been
able to expand my business thanks to being
joined by Gillian Gifford (on right above), a
Seattle-trained culinary chef who just joined
Meals-to-Go…she’s helping develop the
product line for the Farmers Market as well
as helping expand the existing business.”

As to her own training, Lyon says
she’s “a self-taught chef, with no formal
culinary education…my passion is using
local produce and meats and letting the
flavor speak for itself.” As a minimalist,
Lyon avoids cooking any Meals-to-Go
offerings with more ingredients than
necessary, preferring instead “to let the
goodness shine through.” She’s particular
in selecting ingredients for her prepared
meals, using organic ingredients as
often as possible and avoiding the use
of any chemical preservatives, nitrates,
colorings, dyes or artificial flavoring. It’s
not unusual to find her at farm stands
or farmers markets hunting down the
freshest produce possible.
Dishes offered through Meals-toGo may be pre-ordered and specially
prepared for those with dietary
restrictions, such as using little or no salt
in the preparation.
Kristen notes, “I select only pastured
meats from local ranchers and farmers
I know by first name…all is grass-fed
livestock and the veggies are the freshest
around…and you can actually taste the
essence of where the food was raised in the
meal.” Much like the influence of “terroir”
on the grapes used in making a wine,
Lyon’s prepared meals are a reflection
of local culinary terroir and reflect the
landscape, literally. “One thing that my
clients tell me over and over again is that
they really enjoy eating foods that are not
overly-processed and that they can taste the
difference. I guess they are really validating
my emphasis on using as few ingredients as
necessary and only using the best in-season
foods.” As an example, Lyon’s yummy
Macaroni & Cheese, prepared using Rogue
Creamery cheeses and organic pasta,
contains 6 ingredients, whereas a typical
off-the shelf, store-bought brand contains
dozens of ingredients, some natural and
some not-so-natural.
Lyon’s growing Meals-to-Go operation
is centered here in downtown Jacksonville
out of a commercial kitchen in the JoyFull
Yoga building, next to Good Bean Coffee.
Lyon’s customers receive a menu with
several suggestions via email each week
from which they choose and order the
items. The customer’s response order
is then simply emailed back with a
confirmation and a pre-determined time
and date for customer pick-up. All food
items are either frozen or oven-ready
and come with handy baking and/or
cooking instructions. Lyon is happy to
accommodate close-by home deliveries
of her Meals-to-Go for a $6 up-charge, as
well. To view this week’s menu selections,
please visit
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March 2015

Jacksonville Review

Rotary Hosts Local Businesses

From l-r: Lyn Boening of Pioneer Financial, Ginny Buck of Jacksonville Insurance, Rotary
President Dom Campanella, Carmen Whitlock of Eleglance Home Decor, Contance Jesser
and City Councilor David Jesser of Jacksonville Mercantile, Judi Johnson of State Farm
Insurance, Jill Tomkins of First American Title, and Donna Briggs, CEO Britt Festivals.
On February 12, the Jacksonville/
Applegate Rotary Club threw a wellattended social mixer for Jacksonville
business owners. The event was held at
the US Hotel Ballroom and catered by the
Jacksonville Inn. Rotary Club President
Dom Campanella says the club will hold

more events like it in the future, designed
to help businesses and Rotary connect and
build valuable, long-lasting relationships.
The Rotary Club has worked with the
business community and city for years,
partnering on numerous city beatification
and enhancement projects.

Jacksonville’s U.S. Bank Branch Celebrates 50!
On February 4, U.S. Bank in
Jacksonville held a celebration to mark
their 50th-anniversary of its grand
opening in the historic U.S. Hotel at 125
E. California Street. Jacksonville residents
visiting the branch were treated to
refreshments and an historical display of
photos and memorabilia.
The branch opened on January 16, 1965
with great fanfare and media attention,
attracting Hollywood celebrities and state
legislators. Thousands of people lined the
streets to see the festivities and take a tour
of the branch. For many years afterward,
the branch was featured in western films
and television shows.
U.S. Bank’s history in Oregon began
with the formation of the U.S. National

Bank of Oregon in Portland in 1891. With
the purchase of the Medford Farmers and
Growers Fruit Market Bank in 1940, the
bank officially expanded to the southern
Oregon region. Now with branches in
every county, U.S. Bank continues its
prominent role as a leader in the financial
sector of Oregon.
“U.S. Bank is honored to do business
in Jacksonville and to celebrate our long
history of serving this community,” said
Gloria Schell, regional president for U.S.
Bank in Southern Oregon and Northern
California. She adds, “We are very proud
to play an important role in the ongoing
economic growth of our region and
enjoy our role as a business advocate and
community steward.”

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The Unfettered Critic

by Paula Block Erdmann & Terry Erdmann
Look what they’ve done to my song.


ritish singer/songwriter Sam
of pop, those same few notes have been
Smith is either a very lucky guy… arranged and rearranged until almost
or not quite so.
every combination is recognizable to
Smith reached the top of the charts last
some portion of the listening public.
year with his soulful composition, “Stay
Songwriters can’t help but sometimes dial
With Me.” Then, just a few weeks ago at the the wrong number.
2015 Grammy Awards, the tune was named
So what’s a recording artist who
both “Song of the Year” and “Record of the
doesn’t want to experience a Sam Smith
Year.” Not bad for a newcomer, eh?
moment to do? One answer is to be very
But it wasn’t all beer and skittles (that’d
careful (and perhaps employ a producer
be “wine and roses” in U.S. slang) for
who possesses a long musical memory).
Sam. A few days before the Grammy
But we’ve noticed an alternate trend that
presentation, his name popped into the
we like a lot. More and more artists are
news as the press reported a bit of a
recording older, classic rock and pop
kerfuffle regarding
songs. And they’re
his success. The
rearranging those
classics so that they
chorus of “Stay
feel almost like new
With Me” sounds a
compositions. This
lot like the melody
practice pleases the
of Tom Petty’s
original artist and
1989 hit “I Won’t
composer, it pleases
Back Down.” After
the audience that’s
Petty’s people
familiar with the
approached Smith’s
original work, and it
people about
engages the current
the similarities,
youthful audience
everyone agreed
hungry for new
Singer/songwriters Sam Smith (L)
that Petty (and Jeff
tunes. That’s good
and Tom Petty: a musical arrangement.
Lynne, co-writer
news all around,
on “I Won’t Back Down”) deserved credit
because recently we’ve heard some
on Smith’s song (and a percentage of
wonderful “new” old music flowing from
its royalties). The legal settlement was
our radio. For example:
remarkably peaceful, with both sides
The Tedeschi Trucks Band—which,
agreeing that Smith didn’t “steal” the
happily, has performed locally at the
melody. Smith noted that he’d never heard Britt several times—does a rocking
the Petty record. He’d innocently picked
arrangement of the l969 hit “Everybody’s
the same melody out of the musical air.
Talkin’” that reminds us of why we want
Really? The exact same melody? How
to see them again. American vocalist T.V.
could such a thing happen?
Carpio has recorded a slow, beautiful
In fact, it happens all the time.
version of the Beatles early (1964) rocker,
When you get right down to the real
“I Want To Hold Your Hand.” Folk and
nitty-gritty, writing a musical melody
jazz singer John Shannon has created a
isn’t much different from writing a phone
rendition of Paul Simon’s iconic (1989)
number. We don’t claim that a phone
“Graceland” that makes us want to dance.
number can make someone cry, or fall
Jazz/pop vocalist (and Britt alumni) Jamie
in love, or march into battle the way a
Cullum’s version of The Animals’ 1964
melody can. But, mathematically, the two
“Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” feels
entities have very similar beginnings.
so current that one wonders how it could
Phone numbers are composed by
have been born so long ago.
arranging or rearranging a choice of
Musically, it almost seems as though
ten individual digits (i.e., zero through
everything old is new again. And that
nine). Vocal melodies are composed
sounds perfect to us.
by arranging or rearranging a choice
Paula and Terry each have long impressiveof about twenty-five or so notes, the
sounding resumes implying that they are
extent of the average human’s vocal
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Feb. 28, March 7, 14, & 21



March 28

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News From Britt Hill

by Donna Briggs, Britt President & CEO
Epic Season Coming to the
Britt Classical Stage


t the February 5th Classical
James Ehnes on Barber’s Violin Concerto,
Festival Announcement,
an all-Bernstein Symphony Pops concert
Music Director Teddy Abrams
featuring the Broadway and recording
promised an “epic season,” and after
artist Morgan James, and an all-orchestral
hearing about it, we believe him! Not
program on closing night, celebrating our
only is Teddy’s enthusiasm infectious,
wonderful Britt Orchestra.
his programming is diverse, bold and
With this innovative, spontaneous and
inspiring. The 2015 Britt Classical Festival
fresh programming, Britt is embarking
lineup is already generating an energetic
on new marketing strategies to increase
buzz around
town, thanks,
tourism aimed
in large part,
at broadening
to Teddy’s
the geographic
communityreach of the
mindedness and
inclusive nature.
festival. Fully
If you have
supportive of
not heard what
these efforts,
the talk about
the Britt Board
town is yet, the
of Directors has
Britt Orchestra
allocated a new
will perform
investment in
seven orchestral
marketing that
Guest artists The Dover Quartet will perform
we will use to
on Saturday, August 1st.
this season,
begin reaching
starting big on Friday July 31st. Big as
into the San Francisco area, and increase
in: over 250 performers gracing the Britt
our efforts in the Portland area. We will
stage to present the amazing cantata,
be targeting music lovers in a myriad of
Carmina Burana. A chorus of upwards
ways, from targeted ad buys to cultivation
of 160 voices—including the Southern
events, in hopes of introducing our
Oregon Repertory Singers, the Rogue
historic Jacksonville and our wonderful
Valley Chorale and members of the San
Britt venue to new tourists and patrons.
Francisco Girls Chorus—will join our
Recently, I was speaking with an orchestra
90-piece orchestra for this magnificent,
host and he told me that he felt something
frank and uninhibited work made up
more than music was happening around
of medieval poems set to music by the
our classical festival—something powerful
German composer Carl Orff (1895-1982).
and meaningful to our community—in
According to Teddy, this cantata is
remarkable ways yet to be realized.
satirical, fun, complex and dramatic.
Tickets are now on sale to the general
The season will also feature the first
public and available for purchase by
Britt performance of Stravinsky’s epic
visiting our website at or
The Rite of Spring, a folk-inspired set
by calling the Box Office at 541-773-6077.
Comments or questions for Britt Festivals?
featuring fiddler Jeremy Kittel and
Email Donna at Visit Britt
vocalist Aoife O’Donovan, Teddy’s own
Festivals at
Sixth Floor Trio, the return of violinist

Be a Britt Classical Host This Summer
This summer, beginning on July 26,
Britt a new momentum. His contagious
about 100 musicians will descend on
enthusiasm and commitment to both
Jacksonville. They’re all members of some the Classical Festival and Jacksonville
of the country’s leading orchestras and
is phenomenal. Teddy is using his
come to town to be part of the annual
extensive musical connections to bring
three-week-long Britt Classical Festival.
new, outstanding musicians into the
Many of them stay here
Orchestra. Now all
in Jacksonville, where
they need is a home41 local families open
their hearts and homes
for three weeks—so
to them as host families.
Britt is looking for
If you would
more hosts, especially
like to know more
from families who
about hosting a Britt
live in Jacksonville.
musician and meet
The program asks
some of those who
hosts to provide
make the Classical
just a few simple
Season happen, please
amenities for “their”
join us for an Open
musician guest: a
House at South Stage
private room with
Cellars on Tuesday,
bathroom access,
March 24 from 5:00Jacksonville host Terry Erdmann with space to practice, use
6:30pm. Please R.S.V.P.
of laundry facilities
Britt Orchestra violist Rene Salazar.
to Britt Classical Housing
and refrigerator space
Coordinator Vivienne Grant at 541-702-2274
for food. There is no obligation to feed
or entertain the musicians. They are all
Here in Jacksonville, Mac and Peggy
independent adults who can take care of
Peffley have been part of the home
themselves. In return for their hospitality,
host program for many years now. In
Britt offers hosts some special thanks.
describing their experience they say,
Locals Don and Linda DeWald put it this
“When we originally decided to host Britt
way, “We became a host family simply to
Classical musicians, we thought it would
support Britt, so we were surprised and
be a way to learn more about the classical
delighted at all the unexpected perks we
season and give back to the community.
received. In addition to the memorable
As it turned out, we have made many
experience of knowing a musician ‘up
close friends and the couple we host at
close and personal,’ came free attendance
the moment is just like family.” Many of
at special social gatherings with other host
the musicians and their host families have families and musicians, free Britt Classical
similar relationships, with both eagerly
tickets, a tax deduction, and more.
looking forward to the summer festival.
Through the hosting program we have
The appointment of Teddy Abrams
met new friends. For us, it has been as
as Musical Director last year has given
exceptional experience not to be missed.”

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March 2015

Jacksonville Review

Digging Jacksonville – Artifacts 5:

Medicine Bottles from the Booker House

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by Sarah Lind


he Booker House was built
consumer home remedy, due in-part to
in 1880 and is a contributing
its incredibly-effective marketing. In fact,
resource to Jacksonville’s
Bromo-Seltzer is still available today,
National Historic Landmark District. The
though not widely. It is now marketed
house is currently owned by long-time
as an antacid and is no longer sold in the
Jacksonville resident Carol Knapp, who
cobalt blue bottles.
contacted Southern Oregon University
Dr. B.S. Hunt’s Corn Treatment
Laboratory of Anthropology (SOULA)
originated in Tawawa, Ohio, with
in 2009 in preparation for renovations
a laboratory in Sidney, Ohio. This
to her historic home. Carol worked in
particular artifact was found in the attic
conjunction with SOULA archaeologists
of the Booker House in well-preserved
throughout the construction process, and
condition. Inside the wooden container is
donated the large artifact assemblage so
a small corked vial made of colorless glass
that it could be studied.
with the word “DOMESTIC” imprinted
Over the past several years, Carol has
upon the side, and “129” on the base,
continued to be a careful steward of her
which holds the remnants of the corn
archaeological site, and recorded the
treatment. On the wooden container are
location of the more than
the directions for use of the
1,000 items now stored at
corn treatment, indicating
the SOULA lab. Of these,
that with use new, softer
two have been selected
skin may start to form
for this article: one is a
within one week with use
complete Bromo-Seltzer
of the product.
bottle, and the other is
Both of these artifacts
a container of Dr. B.S.
indicate the availability
Hunt’s Domestic Corn
of consumer goods for
Cure, with some of the
medicinal purposes and
original contents intact.
home treatment of mild
These artifacts were chosen
ailments. Successful
to highlight the medicinal
marketing enabled the
practices of the time,
spread of consumer
as well as some of the
From Left: Cobalt blue Bromo- goods across the country
consumer practices and
throughout the 19th and
Seltzer bottle, and a Dr. B.
types of ailments.
Hunt’s Corn Treatment bottle 20th centuries. Although
Bromo-Seltzer bottles
Jacksonville was relatively
and wooden case.
are relatively common in
isolated from large
19th and 20th century archaeology sites
commercial centers, residents were still
across the nation. Bromo-Seltzer has been
participating in the wider consumer
manufactured by the Emerson Drug
trends seen across America. On a more
Company of Baltimore, Maryland since
personal level, the presence of these
the late 1800s. Sodium bromide is the
artifacts indicates that a member of a
main ingredient, and it is to be dissolved
family who lived in the house may have
in water in the appropriate dosage,
had a headache or sore foot, and sought
creating a sort of seltzer; hence the
treatment with one of these remedies.
name Bromo-Seltzer. It was historically
Through artifacts like these, archaeology
marketed as a cure for headaches,
allows us to not only to learn about the
stomachaches, and even hangovers. This
past in general, but also connect with
particular artifact is a mouth-blown, dark
specific individuals living in early 20th
blue cobalt glass bottle. The mouth-blown century Jacksonville.
bottles were manufactured between 1890
This project was made possible with
and 1911. Bromo-Seltzer was a popular
funding from Carol Knapp.
Sarah Lind is a senior at Southern Oregon University
majoring in anthropology. Her emphasis is archaeology, and
through SOULA she has been able to become involved and
engaged with local historical archaeology. Sarah has been
researching the Booker House for her senior thesis the past
two years, working closely with Carol Knapp to analyze and
preserve the Booker House collection. You can reach SOULA
by contacting Chelsea Rose at and follow
SOULA on facebook/Southern Oregon University Laboratory
of Anthropology.


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Pioneer Profiles:

Jeremiah Nunan – An Irish Success Story
by Carolyn Kingsnorth


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In the mid-1800s, the promise of gold and free land lured fortune seekers and settlers to the
newly-formed Oregon Territory. They were soon followed by merchants who amassed their own
wealth selling supplies to the miners and farmers. This ongoing series shares the stories of these
pioneers and their times.
ince March 17th celebrates St.
and black snake whips.” The partnership
Patrick and all things Irish, it
lasted three years before Judge decided
seems appropriate for this month’s to move his family back to San Francisco.
Pioneer Profiles to feature Jeremiah
When Judge returned in 1878, Nunan sold
Nunan, one of Jacksonville’s Irish
him the business in order to seek “some
pioneers. Most
business with less
people associate
Nunan’s name
By 1881, Nunan was
with his elaborate
dealing in general
Queen Anne style
merchandise and
home on North
apparently quite
Take California St
S. Oregon
Granite Ridge
Oregon Street, one
successful. Various
of the town’s most
1882 Democratic Times
newspaper articles
historic landmarks.
reported that, “J.
But there is more to
Nunan’s goods are
Jeremiah Nunan’s
arriving in reckless
story than a house.
profusion;” that
Nunan House
Nunan, called Jerry by
Nunan’s store was “running
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his friends, was born in
over with a superior assortment
Ireland around 1843. The
of general merchandise;” and
whole family immigrated
that “J. Nunan has just received
to America probably
one of the largest and best
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during the Great Famine
stocks of goods ever brought
years of 1845 to 1852 when
to Southern Oregon and is too
blight ravaged Ireland’s
busy attending to customers to
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potato crops, the sole
write an advertisement.”
source of sustenance and
However, Nunan was not
income for two-fifths of
so busy as to neglect his civic
the population.
responsibilities. In 1876 he
Like many young men,
was elected a town trustee and
Nunan heard the call of
by 1881 was serving as city
Jeremiah Nunan
the West, reaching Jacksonville
recorder and as police
in 1865. After looking around, he
judge where he gained
decided to open a saddlery shop
a reputation as “the
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However, Judge and Nunan soon
He also was one of the
became good friends. And it was
incorporators of the
through Judge that Nunan met his
Jacksonville Branch of
future wife, Delia O’Grady.
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about Nunan and Judge marrying
to connect Jacksonville
Irish sisters who were mail order
with the main railroad
brides. However, Delia and her
line being laid through
older sister Anna had emigrated
the valley.
110 N 5th St
from Ireland with their family,
Nunan’s thriving
Jacksonville OR
settling in Oakland, California,
mercantile business also
where Judge met and married Anna.
allowed him to invest
Delia Nunan
Henry and Anna already had four
in other holdings. He
children when Anna introduced Jeremiah
purchased property, acquired agricultural
to Delia. Jeremiah and Delia were soon
land and stock, and laid claims to several
married by Father Blanchett at St. Joseph’s
quartz mines, becoming President of the
Catholic Church on June 3, 1872.
Jacksonville Milling and Mining Company.
Shortly afterwards, Nunan and Judge
He also sold fire insurance, “resident agent
became partners in the saddlery and
for the wealthiest and most reliable fire
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harness business, selling and repairing
insurance companies on the coast.”
“harnesses, halters, horse collars, saddles,
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March 2015

Jacksonville Review

Focus on Hanley Farm by

“We Focus On Service, Not Commissions”

Emma Abby, Educational Programs Coordinator

Debbie Tollefson
Principal Broker/Owner


Don Tollefson

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Spring Comes to the Farm


ur days are finally feeling
longer as spring begins to show
herself at the Farm. The field
of daffodils greets us under the front
walnut trees and green buds abound.
The Volunteer Garden is actively taking
shape as we tenderly care for over 200
heritage plants
that were recently
transplanted and
potted for our
annual Plant Sale on
May 9-10.
Daisy Creek
Farm, in its 4th year
of managing the
no-till vegetable
gardens by the 19th
century barn, is
active and fully geared-up
for the 2015 season. The
Family Nurturing Center
now leads a large part of
the vegetable garden and
is busy preparing beds
and planting. Rows of
garlic are already tall and
vibrant, along with onions
and hardy greens. With
much anticipation, baby
lambs are on their way!
Come June, Hanley Farm
produce will be available
at the Sunday Jacksonville
Farmers Market on the
courthouse lawn.
March 1st marks the
start of the season for the Hanley Farm
Community Garden plots. Each 10’ X
20’ plot is leased annually to individual
community members through a
longstanding partnership with Central
Point Parks and Recreation. These plots
are visible from Hanley Road, right in
front of the barn and next to the new
Monarch Butterfly Waystation.

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Volunteers have been working hard to
create a new outdoor exhibit area. All the
antique farm equipment that was once
scattered around the Farm is now lined
up for easy viewing and protected from
overgrowth. The nine pieces of equipment
will each be dated and identified with
new informational
signage. The new
allows for better
maintenance and
preservation work.
The community
has shown great
interest in these
antique treasures,
and we hope
this will further
educate and intrigue,
as well as extend the
lifespan of these outdoor
Did you know we offer
private group tours of the
farm, as well as private
group tours inside the
Hanley House Museum?
With a minimum of
twelve participants, tours
can be tailored to meet
the needs of your group.
For further details, please
We have a full line-up of
events for 2015. For more
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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.

by Tim Balfour, President
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
Avoiding Stagnation

wice recently, the topic of
“stagnation” in a business
or business community has
been raised—in discussions with a
representative from the Oregon Main
Street program and with a former
Jacksonville business owner. The retired
business owner referred to an article
called, “The Seven Steps to Stagnation.”
The article got me thinking about how
we are doing in Jacksonville. The turnover
in shops and eateries is minimal and
businesses seem to be busy. But how long
will this last? Are we entering a period
of stagnation? Any entity has to change
in order to survive, so I thought it was a
good idea to share it with you!
Here is the “Seven Steps to
Stagnation,” as written by Erwin Soukup.
Helpful follow-up questions/responses
are in italics:
1. We’ve never done it that way before!
(is there a reason it hasn’t been done that
way before, is there a reason it can’t or
shouldn’t be done that way?)
2. We’re not ready for that! (why aren’t
we ready for that, what needs to happen
before we are ready?)
3. We are doing all right without trying
that! (do we need to try new things in
order to keep up with business trends and
changes in our customers?)
4. We tried that once before! (why didn’t
it work before and what has or could be

5. We don’t have money for that! (how
can we get money if this is a really good
6. That’s not our job! (is it a new
responsibility we need to accommodate)
7. Something like that can’t work! (how
can we make it work?)
Even though the initial responses
may be correct statements, they can be
deadly to new ideas and solutions. So
the Chamber of Commerce Board is now
focused on eliminating these knee-jerk
negative responses and encouraging
suggestions and comments from the
community. Please send any comments to
me at
It is easy to relax when things are
going well. And, there are always new
ideas to explore, or old ideas that are
now feasible or can work with some
modifications to guard against becoming
stagnant as we continue working toward
the Chamber mission:
To serve in the leadership role of helping
the business community prosper and as
a collaborative partner with the City and
community organizations to enhance a
strong sense of community and engender the
cooperative spirit of small town life.
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@ Visit the Chamber
website at

March 2015

Page 13

News from the Friends of
Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery
by Dirk J. Siedlecki, President – FOJHC

From our family to yours

Cemetery Clean-Up Day is Saturday,
their daughter Sadie. It was a very
March 14, 9:00am-Noon—Be sure
emotional undertaking for both Seth
to mark your calendars and join us,
and Lynn who were quite touched with
the Jacksonville Boosters and other
the story and the terrible loss these
community organizations for a few
parents felt. Sadie, who was born in 1874,
hours of work cleaning-up the cemetery
married Albert Perry in Jacksonville
grounds. Bring
on Sunday, April
gloves to wear,
21, 1895. On
leaf rakes, gasMonday, the bride
operated blowers,
and groom made
pruning shears,
their way out to
brooms, eye and ear
the Applegate to
protection, and help
the Neuber Farm
us clean-up winter
where Albert
debris. We meet at
worked. On
the Sexton's Tool
Tuesday morning
House, at the top
April 23, while
of Cemetery Road
taking out some
at 9:00am where
hot ash from the
volunteers will find
stove, Sadie's
clothes caught
coffee and morning
fire—she died
refreshments along
later that day. The
with our sincere
young bridegroom
appreciation for
purchased a plot
helping maintain
for his bride for $5
our Pioneer
in the City Section
of the Jacksonville
A New Look for
Cemetery and her
Our Website—Our
wedding bouquet
website has a new
was placed on the
and fresh look which
gravesite. For all
Seth Weintraub and Lynn Ransford
we hope you will
these years, Sadie
appreciate and enjoy using. It has been
has rested in an unmarked grave… but
totally updated including a complete
now, thanks to the generosity and caring
listing of all planned events and activities
of Seth and Lynn, the grave will soon
for 2015 in the Events Page section. Take a
have a headstone. Seth and Lynn made a
look at
donation to the Friends of Jacksonville's
Meet the Pioneers Players Make
Historic Cemetery to purchase and place
a Donation and a Difference—Last
a headstone on this final resting place
year, Meet the Pioneers Players, Seth
of Sadie Trefren Perry. We so appreciate
Weintraub and Lynn Ransford took-on
their thoughtfulness and donation which
the roles of George and Sarah Trefren
now allows us to mark one more of the
and told the sad story of the death of
many unmarked graves in the cemetery.

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March 2015

Jacksonville Review

Corner of 4th & Main

News Updates on the Jacksonville
Community Center
by Jeanena Whitewilson


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100 E. California Street • Jacksonville

ecently, representative from
ten different clubs and civic
organizations attended a
presentation by David Byland and Rick
Patsche on bringing the Community
Center from an idea to a completed
facility. Future meetings will be held
on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at
10:00am and all interested community
members are welcome to attend.
Rick, who has 30 years of experience
as a General Contractor and David,
with a strong background in project
development, shared a very clear
vision developed with Jerry Ferronato,
President of the Jacksonville Community
Center (JCC). The vision includes design,
planning, and building with time and
costs of each phase. The newly-sized lot
was shown with possible 50% building
space, then with required setbacks,
and again with enhanced setbacks for
gardens and parking.
The discussion covered fundraising,
building plans, architect and contractor
selection, staffing, letters of support from
clubs and community outreach.
A frequently asked question was, “now
that the City has the courthouse with its

large upstairs, why would JCC build a
community center here?” Simply put, JCC
is focusing on a large multi-use gathering
space that could accommodate 150200 and be separated into two or three
rooms, with smaller break-out rooms.
A courthouse plan presented to the City
Council was to move City offices into the
downstairs and for large, open formats
upstairs. JCC, as a private non-profit
organization, has less restrictions on it
than a government building project. JCC
is now ready to move forward and is not
in competition with any other facility
in town, and will work together to offer
options for residents and visitors to
enhance our community.
The construction of this size building for
the JCC multi-uses was described by Rick
as, “Simple compared to the building of a
home.” According to projected costs, JCC
will need to raise $500,000 to complete this
multi-use community center.
During the presentation, attendees
offered assistance with grant writing,
bookkeeping, in-kind labor, club
participation, and outreach, making for
an exciting day at the corner of Main
and 4th Streets.

Let’s Use Our Imagination to
Create a Better World
Guest Opinion by Della Merrill
“For humans to have a responsible relationship to the world, they must imagine their
place in it. To have a place, to live and belong in a place, to live from a place without
destroying it, we must imagine it.” —Wendell Berry, It all Turns on Affection






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to mention the infamous Keystone
Pipeline, I’ve been feeling quite safe and
protected—and yes, even smug—living
here in Southern Oregon. The events,
while upsetting and of concern, didn’t
seem to be happening anywhere in my
home state. Then I learned about a pipeline
project slated for my very own “backyard.”
Here’s what I’ve learned about the
proposed Jordan Cove Project since
becoming informed last December:
A Canadian energy
corporation, Veresen,
is proposing to build
a pipeline from Malin,
Oregon (Klamath County)
through Jackson, Douglas
and Coos Counties to a
natural gas liquefaction
plant, shipping berth and
power plant 14 stories high, along the
sensitive and environmentally-important
Coos Bay estuary.
There are numerous controversial aspects
of this project. In fact it doesn’t matter what
political persuasion you align with, there’s
probably something in it you don’t like.
Here’s a sampling of some of the biggies:
• The 234-mile-long pipeline will cross
more than 400 waterways, including
the Rogue River
• For the benefit of Veresen
Corporation, more than 150 acres of
private land will be impacted using
eminent domain (the power of a state
or a national government to take
private property for public use)
• The gas being transported will
originate from the Rockies by
fracking, one of the dirtiest, most
expensive and dangerous extraction
methods in use today
• The gas will be exported for sale to
other countries
• If allowed to move forward, this
project would become the largest
emitter of carbon pollution in Oregon
And I haven’t even mentioned the real
and present danger of an increasingly-hot

planet—one that is a result of burning
the very fossil fuels this project would
promote. Isn’t it time we use our vast
expanses of imagination to paint a
different future? As Berry points out, we
need to imagine our place in the world
without destroying it. As a species, we
resist change because it’s unknown. But in
this case, aren’t we willing to take a chance
on the unknown, realizing that unless we
do, the status quo will lead to disaster?
So, you ask, why are some Oregonians
in favor of supporting a dirty energy
project that would take private land and
potentially endanger
precious natural
resources—all for the
benefit of a foreign
corporation? Well, the
answer is money, of
course. Veresen Corp
promises jobs. And there
is no doubt that southern
Oregon and Coos Bay in particular, could
use more family wage jobs. But is creating
jobs today at the cost of our climate, our
children’s future, and the very health of the
planet worth the lack of effort it would take
to imagine a different choice? And actually,
as I delved a little deeper, I’ve learned it
doesn’t take much effort or imagination.
For starters, each million dollars
invested in alternative energy will
create 17 times more jobs than further
spending on natural gas, according to a
study by the U.S. Department of Energy.
More than 5,000 clean energy jobs have
already been created in Oregon, and
many times that are possible if we just
make the commitment.
I encourage everyone who reads this
to learn more about the issues, and if you
have concerns and/or agree it should not be
approved, then make your voice be heard.
In my research, I’ve found this
Oregonian website to be particularly
You can also go to www.rogueriverkeeper.
org and for more
information and ways you can get involved.

March 2015

Page 15

A Few Minutes with the Mayor
by Paul Becker

On Politics


re you
troubled by
the political
discord today? I
am! Not that it is anything new. It is as
old as the art of politics. History bears
that out. I remember the hatred directed
at President Harry Truman. It was
intense, personal, and vicious... especially
after he fired General Douglas MacArthur
for gross insubordination. Though it was
the greatest reaffirmation of our founding
fathers' concept of a democratic society, it
led to his withdrawal from politics after
he realized he would never be able to win
the 1952 Presidential election. Dwight
Eisenhower's campaign slogan, "Korea,
Communism and Corruption" added
only more invective against Truman.
Today Truman is one of the most highlyregarded Presidents of the Twentieth
Century. So much for political invective!
I recently saw a film, A Stranger
in Town, starring Frank Morgan as a
Supreme Court justice who gets caughtup in a move to clear a small town of
corruption in government. Its memory
stayed with me because of a speech he
makes at the end. Here is part of it.
"Like all of you here, I am a citizen of this
That is no little honor. Men have
fought revolutions, have died to be called
citizens, and as citizens we carry a burning
It means that when we elect men to public
office we cannot do it as lightly as we flip a
"...the great liberties by which we live
have been bought with blood. The kind of
government we get is the kind of government
we want. Government of the people, by the
people and for the people can mean any kind
of government. It's our duty to make it mean
only one kind... uncorrupted ... free... united."
It's unquestionably the greatest
speech ever written for Frank Morgan,
an actor who seems remembered today
only as the Wizard in The Wizard of Oz.
I especially like the statement, "The
kind of government we get is the kind
of government we want." His dictum is
clear. We can aim high or we can aim low.
The choice is ours.
Nowhere in his speech does he suggest
we use invective to succeed in politics.
The whole point of invective is to incite

emotion, to insure that when you vote
you don't explore the facts. That fits with
those who vote the straight party line.
Where was it taught in school to put party
above country? Wherever they learned it,
it must have been some class considering
the way our elected representatives
behave at the state and national levels.
Or take the statement, "when we elect
men to public office we cannot do it
as lightly as we flip a coin." Evidently
Oregon's voters did when an ethics
scandal tied to energy policy consulting
work performed by Oregon Governor
John Kitzhaber’s fiancée was revealed
before the last election. The voters
ignored the news and re-elected him to
a fourth term. How many of those votes
were cast by a party first—country second
mentality. Now the mess is getting worse
with calls for him to resign from no less
than,The Oregonian, formerly one of his
strong supporters.
Our citizens are constantly describing
how happy they are to be living in
Jacksonville. They love the history
brought to life every October with
"Meet the Pioneers" in the Cemetery
presentation. They love the small-town
atmosphere, a rapidly disappearing
sight in much of America. They love
the friendly smiles and greetings from
one another... sometimes from strangers
on the sidewalk. Adding to all this is
the remarkable collection of the quaint,
century-old brick buildings... the large
number of fine restaurants... the Britt
concerts in the summertime... the winery
tours... and more. There is something else:
in terms of local government, there are
no party politics. When citizens visit me
in my office, I have no idea of whether
they are liberal or conservative, Democrat,
Republican, or Independent. There is
no party hack telling us what to say or
do. We may agree or disagree, but we
listen to each other. We may even have
misunderstandings about each other's
position on some issue, but we don't call
one another names or slander each other.
Personally, I find this a blessing.
The early Twentieth Century humorist
Will Rogers once said, "In Washington they
just generally figure that one hatred offsets the
other and they are both even." I'm glad I live
in Jacksonville!

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The Planning Department is getting
ready for the annual Historic Preservation
Fund Grant Cycle. Every year, the City
accepts applications for a 50/50 matching
grant for restoration of historic properties.
Where does the Historic Preservation
Fund come from?—The money in
the fund came from two separate
endowments from two of Jacksonville’s
citizens—Verne Beebe and Linda Scovill.
These women graciously gifted the City
of Jacksonville money from their estates
strictly “to maintain the historic presence
of the City.” The City developed the
Historic Preservation Fund Grant as a
way to disburse the funds to property
owners. The objective of the Grant
program is to enhance and revitalize
the historic character of Jacksonville
through the preservation, restoration,
rehabilitation and/or reconstruction of
individually landmark-listed contributing
historic resource structures.
What is the fund used for?—The
City’s Budget Committee, the Historic
and Architectural Review Commission
(HARC) and the City Council authorize
expenditures to be used from the fund.
Every year the budget committee and the
Council approve 25% of the salary for the
Planning Director/Historic Preservation
Officer to be withdrawn from the fund,
this fiscal year that amount came to a
total of $19,283. At present, the fund

balance is $485,000. Every year the HARC
requests a total amount to be used for the
annual grant cycle; this amount must be
approved by the Budget Committee and
the Council. The amount requested and
approved over the past few years has
ranged from $35,000-$50,000. The Historic
Preservation Fund is a finite amount of
money, and over time it will be depleted.
What is the application process to
receive a grant?—Because there is a finite
amount of money available each year, the
process is competitive. The entirety of the
project must be for exterior treatments,
unless for structural improvements. The
first priority is given to projects that
improve the structural integrity, such
as repairing foundations. The applicant
is required to pay 50% of the cost of
the project, and the matching grant
funding is not received until the project
is complete. The application requires
bids from three (3) separate contractors,
historic documentation, photographs and
a detailed description of the project. The
City requires all masons to comply with
the very strict rules governing masonry
restoration from the Secretary of Interior
Standards Guidelines.
More information on the 2015 HPF
Grant Program will be made available
in late March/early April on the City’s
website at or phone
the Planning Department at 541-899-6873.

Jacksonville Firewise Program is Growing
Jacksonville residents are invited to
attend an informative and hands-on
demonstration on Saturday, April
18, from 9:00am-Noon at the Fire
Hall. The demonstration will
help you become informed about
how fuel reduction around your
home can protect your most
valuable asset!
Recently, The Jacksonville
Firewise team has
been working with the
residents of the Gold
Terrace neighborhood to
become a certified Firewise
community. A board of three
residents has been formed and
program information has now been
distributed to all neighbors within the
area. A community assessment of Gold
Terrace areas in-need of debris clearing
is underway. Information is also being
distributed to residents requiring grant
funding assistance to do the required
clearing. This will be the second certified

Firewise neighborhood within
Jacksonville…plans are in-place
to add several more during 2015.
Nationally, it has been
noted, the fire suppression
model does not work as well
as actual fire prevention
and fuel mitigation
programs. The Firewise
Communities USA
Program will enhance
home survivability
from wildfire as well
as increase the safety of
residents and firefighters.
By using effective public
education programs such
as Firewise and supporting
the efforts of those residents who have
demonstrated wildfire preparedness, we
can achieve real change!
For more information, please contact
our Firewise Coordinator, Michele
Brown-Riding at 541-787-7383.

City Snapshot

Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:00pm

News From Jacksonville Planning Department

Submit all applications
& pick-up all permits:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:
Planning Director Available
for Drop-In Consultation:
Monday & Thursday,

CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, March 3, 6:00pm (OCH)
PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, March 11, 6:00pm (OCH)
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, March 17, 6:00pm (OCH)
HARC HEARING OFFICER: Wednesday, March 18, 10:00am (OCH)
HARC: Wednesday, March 25, 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

City Council, February 3 & 17—On
2/3 and 2/17, Administrator Jeff Alvis
informed council on progress made
on the Courthouse and dam/spillway
projects. There was a mandatory prebid meeting for contractors interested in
submitting bids on the seismic retrofit
portion of the project on February 10.
Alvis also noted that the State Historic
Preservation Office had approved
the city’s Phase 1 and 2 plans for an
interior fire sprinkler system and for an
exterior elevator. Both approvals mark
a significant aspect of moving forward
on the proposed Courthouse conversion
into city offices.
On the dam costs, estimates have not
yet been received due to a difference of
opinion concerning the best removal/
restoration method to employ. The
discrepancy over the nature of the work
includes questions on erosion control,
slope stability and fish habitat—all
being discussed with the state water
resources department and ODF&W.
Furthermore, Alvis noted a field survey
will be required of the dam/spillway
area for the presence of Fritillaria plants,
an endangered lily that grows in and
around Jacksonville.
On 2/3, City Planning Director Amy
Stevenson gave council an overview of
the city’s 20-year growth plan analysis
report. Council then approved the
expenditure of up to $25,000 to update

the current scope of work and existing
ECONorthwest plan to assess city
growth needs.
Council listened to a presentation
from GSI on the city’s need to purchase
additional water rights from the Army
Corps of Engineers in order to meet
increased water demand and usage.
Yearly, the city purchases 400 acre feet
from the Medford Water Commission,
but has exceeded that use since 2009.
During peak summer usage months,
the city is now required to purchase
additional water resources from outside
providers. Therefore, Council is expected
to approve a new, 20-year water rights
contract with the Army Corp. to gain
another 200 acre feet for a one-time cost
of about $300,000 paid for from systems
development fee funds.
Council discussed a new Volunteer
Application and Waiver insurance
form for volunteers assisting with cityinitiated projects. Use of the new form,
already being used by Ashland and
Phoenix, is expected to win approval at
the 3/17 meeting.
Jacksonville resident David Britt was
appointed to the Budget Committee.
Previously, Britt served on the Planning
Commission for 8 years.
Council approved a new city-wide
Emergency Operations Plan, a copy of
which is available on the city website at

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March 2015

Jacksonville Review

Tax Tips You Can Use

by Kathleen Crawford
& Angela Clague, Enrolled Agents
Tax Tips for Your 2014 Tax Return
1099 filing: The IRS and the state of
Oregon continue to tighten-up on rule
enforcement over the filing of these
returns by businesses. Be aware that
this year is no exception. Fines for late
filing are more likely to be imposed, and
the Oregon Department of Revenue has
given instructions to disallow expenses
ordinarily reported on an information
return that was not filed or not timely filed.
This rule is harsh because it means that the
expenses ordinarily taken as a deduction
will be disallowed, and added back to the
business as income. So, if you haven’t filed
1099s already, send them in now.
ACA: Under the Affordable Care
Act, lovingly called “Obama Care,”
individuals who fall within certain
poverty levels are eligible for a premium
tax credit for medical insurance that is
obtained through the Health Insurance
Marketplace. If you received a premium
tax credit, or were eligible but declined
to take the credit in advance, you should
receive a form 1095A from the Insurance
Marketplace. This is a new form which
identifies by month the amount of
advanced credit received. This form helps
reconcile the amount received, with the
amount of credit that you are eligible to
receive, and will be balanced through the
personal income tax return. Without this
form your return may be inaccurate; you
may not receive an additional credit for
which you are eligible, or you may need to
pay back credit that has been over-funded.
Also, don’t be surprised if you see a
tax penalty reporting on your personal
income tax return if you did not have
medical insurance for yourself or your
dependents for the tax year 2014. Be

advised that this penalty will increase in
2015 and again in 2016.
Medical deductions on Schedule A:
There are very high thresholds that have
to be exceeded in order to claim medical
deductions as an itemized deduction.
I do not intend to discuss these here. I
would, however, remind our senior tax
payers that Oregon allows a medical
subtraction of up to $1800 per taxpayer
on the Oregon tax return. Oregon
has increased the eligible age from 62
years to 63 years in order to claim this
subtraction. This is per taxpayer. Please
note that Medicare part B can count
towards your medical subtraction.
While we are talking about medical
insurance, I would like to point out
an adjustment to income that is often
overlooked on self-prepared returns and
by some tax professionals: if you are a
senior who is paying Medicare part B and
you also have a business reporting on
schedule C, you are eligible to claim the
Medicare part B as self employed health
insurance to the extent that the business
has net income.
As always, be sure to keep
substantiation of all items of expense or
deductions taken on your return, and if in
doubt, consult your Tax Professional.
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by Graham Farran, Expert Properties
The Accidental Landlord


f you
find yourself
with a home to
rent, you’re what we call an accidental
landlord. You never really planned on
owning rental property, but maybe
you’re facing a job transfer or recently
inherited a piece of property. The local
real estate market has rebounded nicely
and homes in Jackson County continue
to increase in value by about 8% a year;
but, home values are still not where they
were in 2004 and 2005 so it may not be
advantageous to sell.
Should you rent or should you sell?—
You have to look at the rental numbers
before you put your home up for sale.
Rental homes are in demand everywhere,
especially in Jacksonville. A nice, newer
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath home can yield $2,000
+ a month. If the current value of your
home is $400,000 and you factor in
appreciating home values which have
averaged 8% a year, you can rent out your
home for two years, receive $48,000 in
rents, and the value
of your home will go
up to $466,000.
There are at least
6 things you must
consider before you
become a landlord.
#1 Know the law—
Landlord tenant law
is unique to each
state and new laws
are put into place
every year. There are
hundreds of tenant/
landlord laws that
must be followed.
Here are the ones we see that come up the
most often and get landlords in trouble:
• The tenant’s security deposit belongs
to the tenant and must be kept in a
special non-interest bearing client trust
account registered with the state and
cannot be comingled with other funds.
By Oregon Law, you have 30 days in
which to return the tenant’s security
deposit, minus any repair costs.
• Tenants have the right to privacy
and you must give them 24 hours’
notice if you want to go into or on the
• If a tenant has lived in a rental more
than a year, you have to give them 60
day notice to vacate.
• The Fair Housing Act covers most
housing and ensures that landlords
do not refuse to rent or set different
rental terms based on race, color,
national origin, religion, sex, familial
status or handicap.
• You must provide a CO detector
and smoke detector with a 10-year
So make sure you keep up on tenant
landlord laws to keep yourself out of
#2 Know your prospective tenants—
You have to know whom you are renting
to. Obtaining a thorough application
and verifying the information is vitally

important. There are companies that
specialize in resident screening and
contract-out with property management
companies. You can access an applicant’s
detailed credit, criminal, eviction and
rental history records. You also need to
verify the applicant’s employment and
income. Look the tenant’s employer’s
number up yourself so you know you
are talking to their actual employer, not
the tenant’s friend. All this screening
will pay-off as you would be surprised
how many people dress well and drive
a BMW but are overextended and can’t
pay all of their bills.
#3 Check Your Emotions—If you’re
renting a home where you’ve lived for
many years, set your emotions aside. I
remember my fist rental property that I
rented-out furnished; I could not get over
someone else was sleeping in my bed.
After a few months of steady income, I
found myself quickly seeing my home as
an asset that produced passive income.
#4 Compare Rental Rates—Don’t let
your emotions set your rental pricing.
expectations can
keep you from
meeting your goals.
To determine your
home’s rental value,
look at Craig’s List,
Zillow or Trulia and
compare your home
with homes in your
#5 Manage
you have completed
your lease, go over
every line with your
tenant and set expectations. Owners
often get in trouble when expectations
aren’t set and tenants do not know
what they agreed to. Do not be flexible
on terms such as the rent due date and
late fees. We make it simple; rent is due
on the 1st and late on the 5th, there
are no exceptions. Put in writing as to
who’s responsible for what utilities,
how to report repairs and how general
maintenance will be handled.
#6 Take photos of everything, then
take more—Having a photo record of
the condition of everything in the home
prior to the tenant moving in is crucial.
Then repeat the photo upon move out.
A picture is worth a 1000 words and will
save 1000's of dollars.
Becoming an accidental landlord has its
privileges and drawbacks. The betterprepared you are before you sign the
lease; the more likely it is that you and
your tenant will have a great experience.
If the process overwhelms you, don’t
hesitate to call us, your local property
manager. Who knows, you might like it
so much you invest in other properties to
fund your retirement.
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Abandoned Auto - 1
Alarm - 2
Animal Complaint - 3
Assist - Other Gov't/
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Agencies - 65
Assist Public - 235
Burglary - 1
City Ordinance - 2

Civil - 6
Custody Mental Hold - 1
Domestic - 1
Fraud - 1
Fugitive - 1
Larceny/Theft - 4
Missing Person - 1
Noise - 1
Parking Complaint - 1

Property Found - 3
Property Lost - 3
Public Safety - 2
Subpeona Service - 1
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Unsecure Premise - 1
Vandalism - 1

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March 2015 Events Calender • More at
Jacksonville Art Events
March 2015!

Art Presence Art Center!

Now–March 1: From true
impressionism to artist’s
impressions in their own
styles, our March art exhibit
will leave an artistic
impression on you! Join the
artists to view and discuss
Patrick Beste
their work while enjoying
complimentary refreshments at a reception on Saturday,
March 7 from 12–3pm.
Mondays, 1–3pm: Art Presence now
offers a weekly life drawing class!
Hone your skills in our new life
drawing sessions with professional
models. Instruction upon request.
Sessions take place every Monday
from 1–3pm. $10 per session. Call
Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057 for
more information and to sign up.!


Art Presence Offsite



Medford Library!
Abstract watercolors by
Deanna St. Martin on
display through March!
Jacksonville Library
Watercolor Paintings by
Anne Brooke on display
through April

Anne Brooke

Art Presence Art Center is a nonprofit organization
located at 206 N. Fifth St. , next to Jacksonville’s historic
courthouse. Our gallery is open from 11am–5pm every

GoodBean Coffee!
March 1–31: Josiah Mills!

New resident Josiah Mills is
just 19 years old, but he has
already won awards for his
drawings and paintings. His art
reveals joyful exuberance and
thoughtful seriousness too,
featuring colorful paintings
with youthful subjects and
graphite drawings that can be
called activist art, addressing
complex social topics of concern to teens and adults alike.
Please join us in welcoming this
talented young artist to the
Rogue Valley!!
165 South Oregon Street ~ 541-899-8740!

South Stage Cellars!
Now–Mar 28: LIFE Art!

Brandy Gibbins

This year our Rising Stars competition
benefits LIFE Art, an inspiring Medford
pro-gram helping kids overcome
trauma with art and creative
expression, and source of the paintings
in our first 2015 show. 80% of art sales
go to LIFE Art, which in turn passes
80% to the artists. !
125 South Third Street ~ 541-899-9120!

More at:!
Website & Art Event Calendar by
Hannah West Design, LLC ~ 541.899.2012

• Last Tuesday of the month, 11:00am-Noon:
Live Music at Food & Friends. Meals
$2.75 for Seniors 60 and over. S. Oregon Street next
to GoodBean. Call 541-899-7492 for information.
• Saturdays, March, 7, 14, 21 & 28, 5:00-8:00pm:
south stage cellars' rising stars
competition semi-finals. Redmen's
Event Hall. Finals March 28 on Britt main stage.
See ad on page 8.
• Until March 1: "NAKED ART: NO MATS, NO
FRAMES, GREAT DEALS," Art Presence Art
Center, Historic Courthouse Grounds.
• March 6-April 26: "impressions," Art Presence
Art Center, Historic Courthouse Grounds.
See article on page 34.

• Saturday, March 14, Noon-4:00pm & Sunday,
March 15, 1:00-3:00pm: classes at caprice
vineyards & alpaca farm. Saturday, Wet
Felted Alpaca Slippers and Sunday, Scarf Making.
See ad on page 12.
• Sunday, March 15, 8:45am-1:00pm: trail
maintenance at cantrall buckley
park. See article on page 33.
• Wednesday, March 18, 5:00-7:00pm:
jacksonville elementary art
exhibition. See article on page 27.
• Thursday, March 19, 6:00pm: pioneer
village seminar series, "Home Health
and In-Home Care." See ad on page 4.

• Saturday, March 7, 12:00-3:00pm: "impressions"
artists reception, Art Presence Art Center,
Historic Courthouse Grounds. See article on page 34.

• Thursday, March 19, 6:00-8:00pm: "book
talks" at south stage cellars, Molly
Best Tinsley, author of Broken Angels.
See article on page 34.

• Saturday, March 7, 1:00-4:00pm: art presence
authors read. Readings by local authors.
See article on page 35.

• Friday, March 20, 7:00pm: movie night at
old city hall, "Charlie Chan at the Olympics"
and "Think Fast Mr. Moto." See article this page.

• Saturday, March 14, 9:00am-Noon:
jacksonville cemetery clean-up
See article on page 13.

• Tuesday, March 24, 5:00-6:30pm: britt host
information open house, South Stage
Cellars. See article on page 9.

• Saturday, March 14, 12:00-5:00pm: schmidt
family vineyards medals party.
See! ad on page 6.

• Saturday, March 28, 9:00am-5:00pm & Sunday,
March 29, 10:00am-4:00pm: Roxy Ann Gem &
Mineral Show. Jackson County Fairgrounds.

March Movie Night is a Double Feature at Old City Hall
This month we are pleased to present our TWIN
Warner Oland as Charlie Chan and Peter Lorre as Mr.
Moto. Charlie Chan and Mr. Moto are the two most
popular Oriental detectives in Hollywood history.
Our Charlie Chan feature, CHARLIE CHAN AT THE
OLYMPICS, uses actual footage from the 1936 Berlin
Olympics as well as footage of the Hindenburg Zeppelin
which was destroyed when it exploded in flames only
days before the film's release.
Our Mr. Moto feature, THINK FAST MR. MOTO,
is the very first Moto film produced in the series and
remains one of the most popular. It also stars one of the
greatest character actors in the "golden age of cinema,"
Sig Ruman, who plays the villain. Adding to the action,
we actually see Mr. Moto murder one of the criminals.
Our twin feature Oriental Detective night will be right
here, in Old City Hall, on Friday, March 20th at 7:00pm.
Since it is a double feature, the usual introduction will
begin at 6:50pm.

New Hours for Jacksonville Library & FOJL Book Sale Update
Jacksonville Library is now opening 2 hours earlier
on Mondays and Thursdays. The new hours are
Monday 10:00am-5:00pm, Wednesday 10:00am-5:00pm,
Thursday Noon-6:00pm, and Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm.

The Friends of Jacksonville Library book sale,
originally scheduled for March 14-15, has been
postponed until May 2-3. Please see the April issue of
the Review for hours and details.










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Performing Arts in the Rogue Valley by Lee Greene
3/5 & 3/6 7:30p, 3/7 2p – Bye Bye Birdie – Teen Musical
Theater of Oregon presents Tony Award-winning
Broadway musical comedy. CRATE; Tix: CRATE
3/6 & 3/7 8p, 3/8 3p – Brava Opera Theater – presents 2
chamber operas in English: Poulenc’s “The Breasts of
Tirésias” & Mozart’s “The Impresario.” CAMELOT;
3/13 6:30p (O), 3/14 7p, 3/15 1p, 3/20 & 3/21 7p, 3/22 1p,
3/26, 3/27 & 3/28 7p, 3/29 1p – Same Time Next Year –
romantic comedy. RTC; Tix: RTC



3/1 Rogue Valley Symphony – Masterworks Series
IV Concert; “Orchestra Showcase” – Wagner Die
Meistersinger, Bruckner Symph. #4. GPPAC Tix: RVS

3/1 2p - A Question of Words – a 2013 Ashland New
Plays Festival work; ‘’when it comes to understanding
happiness, real life is very much a question of words.”

3/3 7:30p – S. O. U. Graduate Percussion Group
presents Michael Gordon’s “Timber,” a meditation
on sound and rhythm . SOUMRH; Tix: FREE; Info:
3/5 7:30p – S. O. U. Wind Ensemble – “Fresh Tunes
& Fresh Ink,” featuring a new work by Dr. Mark
3/6 7:30p & 3/7 3p – Chamber Music Concerts – Daedalus
String Quartet; (3/6 Schuman, Weinberg, Mendelssohn
#1; 3/7 Mozart, Sibelius, Mendelssohn #2). SOUMRH;
Tix: CM
3/7 3p – 3 Rivers Chorale – “The Teddy Bear’s Picnic.”
BH; Tix: 3RC
3/8 3p – New Specs Quartet – “C’est la vie. SOUMRH;
3/8 7:30p – Ladysmith Black Mambazo – South
Africa’s premiere singing group & Paul Simon
collaborator. CRATE; Tix: CRATE
3/13 7p – Siskiyou Music Project – Sara Gazarek/Josh
Nelson, Duo Project; jazz vocal & piano duo, “the
next important jazz singer.” APG, Tix: SMP
3/13 7:30p - Jackson County Community Concerts
Assoc. – “Karrnnel;” award winning violinist/fiddler
performing Celtic, Gypsy & bluegrass. NMHSA; Tix:
3/13 7:30p – Shotgun Wedding – “City County Band.”
3/14 2p & 7:30p – Rogue Valley Chorale – “Festival
of Choirs;” 5 choirs incl. R.V. Chorale & 4 youth
choruses sing world music; CRATE; Tix: CRATE
3/15 3p – S. O. U. Chamber and Concert Choirs –
“Songs of Passion.” SOUMRH; Tix: OCASOU
3/17 7:30p – The Gothard Sisters – Celtic music for St.
Patrick’s Day. CRATE; Tix: CRATE
3/20 7:30p – Recycled Percussion – “junk rock band”
featuring creative percussion. CRATE; Tix: CRATE

3/1 1:30p (O), 3/5 & 3/7 1:30p, 3/10 & 3/12 8p, 3/14 &
3/18 1:30p, 3/19, 3/21 & 3/24 8p, 3/26 1:30p, 3/27 & 3/28
8p – Fingersmith – a wild ride of a Victorian crime
thriller. OSFBMR; Tix: OSF
3/3 1:30p, 3/4 & 3/6 8p, 3/8, 3/11 & 3/13 1:30p, 3/14 8p,
3/17 & 3/19 1:30p, 3/20 8p, 3/21 & 3/25 1:30p, 3/26 8p,
3/28 1:30p, 3/29 8p – Much Ado About Nothing –
Shakespeare play. OSFBMR; Tix: OSF
3/3 & 3/4 8p, 3/5 1:30p, 3/6 & 3/7 8p, 3/8 1:30p, 3/10, 3/11 & 3/12
8p, 3/13 1:30p, 3/13 8p, 3/19 & 3/21 1:30p, 3/26 & 3/27 (SO) 8p,
3/28 1:30p – Pericles – Shakespeare play. OSFTHO; Tix: OSF
3/4, 3/5, 3/7 (SO) & 3/11 8p, 3/12 1:30p, 3/13 8p, 3/15 1:30p
(SO), 3/17 & 3/18 8p, 3/20, 3/22 & 3/24 1:30p, 3/25 8p,
3/27 & 3/29 1:30p, 3/31 8p – Guys and Dolls – hilarious
musical classic from a Damon Runyan story. OSFBMR;
Tix: OSF

3/18 (O), 3/19, 3/20 & 3/21 8p, 3/22 2p, 3/26, 3/27 &3/28 8p,
3/29 2p – Sunset Boulevard – Tony Award- winning
musical, tale of faded glory & unfulfilled ambition.”
3/25 8p (P) (SO), 3/27 1p (P), 3/28 8p (P), 3/29 1p
(O), 3/31 8p – Long Day’s Journey into Night –
Eugene O’Neill’s ultimate American family drama
masterpiece. OSFTHO; Tix: OSF
3/26, 3/27 & 3/28 7:30p – Educating Rita – Next Stage
Repertory Company presents a “stage play of wit &
lively banter.” CRATE; Tix: CRATE
3/31 7:30p – Million Dollar Quartet – Tony Award
winning musical; “best rock and roll concert ever.”

Lee Greene was born & raised in a NJ
family where the radio was constantly on
and tuned to classical station WQXR. Lee
is now a retired attorney, runs a computer
support business, serves as on-staff Worship
Tech for First Presbyterian Church of
Jacksonville, and has served on the boards of Rogue Opera &
Siskiyou Violins. Contact him at

LEGEND – Abbreviations for venues, tickets & performances
3RC – 3 Rivers Chorale; tickets: 541-476-8236, http://
APG – Artistic Piano Gallery – 1390 Biddle Rd. #107,
BH – The Evergreen Bank’s Bear Hotel, 2101 NE
Spaulding Ave., Grants Pass
CAMELOT- Camelot Theatre - 101 Talent Avenue,
Talent; tickets: 541-535-5250,
CM – Chamber Music Concerts; tickets: 541-552-6154,
CRATE – Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Av.,
Medford; tickets: 541-779-3000,
GPPAC – Grants Pass Performing Arts Center, 725 NE
Dean Dr., Grants Pass
JCCCA - Jackson County Community Concerts
Assoc.; tickets: 541-734-4116,
NMHSA – No. Medford H. S. Auditorium, 900 North
Keene Way Dr., Medford
O – Opening performance

OCASOU – Oregon Center for the Arts at SOU; info:,
tickets: 541-552-6348,
OSF – Oregon Shakespeare Festival; tickets: 800-2198161,
OSFBMR – OSF’s Angus Bowmer Theatre, 15 S.
Pioneer St., Ashland
OSFTHO – OSF’s Thomas Theatre, 15 S. Pioneer St.,
P – Preview performance
RTC – Randall Theater Company, 10 3rd St., Ashland;
tickets: 541-632-3258,
RVS – Rogue Valley Symphony; tickets: 541-552-6398,
SO – Sold Out
SMP – Siskiyou Music Project; tickets: 541-488-3869,
SOUMRH – SOU Music Recital Hall, Mountain Av.,

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Flood Hazard Requirements

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he sight and sound of babbling
water on one’s property can be
pleasurable and can command
a premium price when putting their
property up for sale. However, there is a
downside to these properties that many
people don’t think about, and that is
the issue of special flood hazard areas
Congress established the National
Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in 1968
with the passage of the National Flood
Insurance Act, a federal program for
property owners to
purchase insurance
as a protection
against flood losses
in communities that
adopt floodplain
regulations to
reduce future flood
damages. The NFIP is
administered by the
Federal Emergency
Management Agency
The original program was voluntary,
and few communities participated
until passage of the Flood Disaster
Protection Act of 1973. This Act contained
two key provisions that were critical
to the future growth of the NFIP.
The first prohibited federal agencies
from providing financial assistance
for the acquisition or construction of
buildings in the designated floodplains
of nonparticipating communities. The
second key provision required NFIP flood
insurance as a condition of receiving
federal financial assistance in designated
flood hazard areas of participating
communities. This is referred to as the
mandatory flood insurance purchase
requirement and resulted in rapid growth
in flood insurance policies.
Participation in the NFIP is based upon
an agreement between communities and
the federal government. If a community
adopts and enforces a floodplain
management ordinance, the federal
government will make flood insurance
available within the community as a
financial protection against flood losses.
By law, FEMA can only provide flood
insurance to those states or communities
that adopt and enforce floodplain
management regulations that meet or
exceed minimum NFIP requirements.
Communities incorporate NFIP
requirements into their zoning codes,
subdivision ordinances, and/or building
codes. The NFIP requirements apply
to areas mapped as SFHA on Flood
Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) issued by
FEMA. The SFHA is the area that would
be flooded by the "base flood" (defined as
the flood that has a 1 percent chance of
occurring in any given year; also known
as the "100-year flood").

NFIP requirements include:
• Elevation of new and substantiallyimproved residential structures above
the base flood level
• Elevation or dry floodproofing (made
watertight) of new or substantially
improved non-residential structures
• Prohibition of development in
These requirements are the most
cost-effective way to reduce the flood
risk to new buildings and infrastructure.
According to FEMA, structures built
experience 80
percent less
damage than
structures not
built to these
In addition
to protecting
new buildings,
the NFIP
and substantial damage requirement
ensures that flood protection measures
are integrated in structures built before
FIRMs were developed. A building is
considered substantially improved or
substantially damaged when the cost
of improving or repairing the building
equals or exceeds 50 percent of the market
value of the building. When this occurs,
the community must ensure that the
NFIP requirements are applied to these
buildings so that they are protected from
future flood damages.
The NFIP provides discounts on
flood insurance premiums in those
communities that establish floodplain
management programs that go
beyond NFIP minimum requirements.
Communities can receive credit for more
restrictive regulations, acquiring floodprone property, and other measures
that reduce flood damages and protect
floodplains. Jackson County, Ashland,
Butte Falls, Central Point, Eagle Point,
Gold Hill, Jacksonville, Medford, Phoenix,
Rogue River, Shady Cove, and Talent all
participate in the NFIP program.
Floodplain regulations and flood
insurance requirements are complex but
very important issues to our community
since many properties lie within
floodplains and recent changes have
occurred to flood insurance requirements.
I will write more extensively about
floodplain regulations and flood
insurance in upcoming articles.
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@, 831-588-8204, or online at
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On Money & More: How Low Can Rates Go?

We are “Your Jacksonville Specialists”

by Erich & Matt Patten, Cutler Investment Group


nterest rates matter. A lot. Rates
are the blood that run through
the economy’s veins. Low rates
provide support for economic growth,
as borrowing is cheap so businesses are
incentivized to hire workers and expand
product lines. Savers have little incentive
to stash savings in the bank when they are
earning so little income on their deposits.
High interest rates have the opposite
effect, as you are more inclined to keep
money in the bank when you receive a
decent return.
For the past six years, the Federal
Funds Rate set by the Federal Reserve
Board, (the rate that is most influential
around the globe), has been set at 0%.
An argument can be made that the Chair
of the Federal Reserve is the world’s
most powerful non-elected position. The
decision to leave rates so low for so long,
creates enormous economic distortions.
Even today, with the Financial Crisis now
six years behind us, it is clear that the
Great Recession is still having a profound
impact on the global economy.
Many economists are forecasting
the Fed to raise the Federal Funds rate
later this year, perhaps the first step of
acknowledging the wound from the
Great Recession has healed. However,
the Federal Funds rate only impacts
the “short end” of the yield curve (the
rate for bonds with 30 or 90 days until
maturity). This could raise the interest
rate in the savings account at your bank,
but has a less direct impact on bonds that
mature ten or twenty years from now.
These longer-dated maturities impact a
multitude of lending, from home loans, to
business loans, to government debt.
While the Fed directly impacts shortterm rates, their decision “anchors”
long-term rates, as well. So, it is not
surprising that long-term rates are also

near all-time lows. What is surprising,
however, is that longer-dated bonds have
shown indications that rates may actually
head lower. For investors who experienced
the 1970’s, the prospect of lower rates
may seem unfathomable. However, take
a look at these recent government bond
yields from January on respective 5-year
government Treasuries:

One country, the US, looks like an
outlier (Switzerland is negative!). This
is largely a result of a stronger economy
here in the US. This strength also explains
much of the rally in the value of the
US dollar. This stronger dollar makes
travelling overseas more affordable, but
also presents a challenge to US exporters
who have to sell their goods at a higher
exchange rate.
While the US economy has clearly
shown signs of recovery since 2009,
mostly in the job creation statistics, we
believe that interest rates should not be
considered in isolation. In the US, rates
are much higher than elsewhere, and
something has to give. Currently, core
inflation has remained below the Fed’s
target rate for 32 consecutive months,
giving the Fed plenty of cover for
patience. In our view, the rally in bonds
thus far in 2015 is justified and that rates
can stay low for some time.
Matthew Patten is CEO and Investment
Portfolio Manager. He is a graduate of
Jacksonville Elementary School and South
Medford High School. Matt earned BA
degrees in Economics and Environmental
Geo-Sciences from Boston College and a MBA
from the University of Chicago.
Erich Patten is President and Chief
Investment Officer. He is a graduate of
Jacksonville Elementary School and South
Medford High School. Erich earned a BS
in Economics from the Wharton School,
University of Pennsylvania, and a Masters in
Public Policy from the University of Chicago.
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The Weed Wrangler
by Bob Budesa
Weed Impacts on the Big Stage


hen most of us think of weed
control, it’s usually in the
context of our own yard, or
neighborhood, and that’s not unexpected.
After all, weeds are primarily what keep
us from achieving the look and feel we try
to portray with our landscaping.
Let’s switch gears a bit, and discuss
economic impacts. When asked what
the economic impact of weeds has in
the context of our individual properties,
it’s difficult to answer because we rarely
extract income from our small tract. After
all, it’s aesthetics and not income that we’re
concerned with at this scale, right?
The Oregon Department of Agriculture
(ODA) studied 25 of the most devastating
‘noxious’ weeds, and estimated that the
economic losses due to these plants was
about $83.5 million in personal income
from the state’s economy! In other
words, noxious weeds are taking over
lands that could otherwise be producing
timber or other crops, and removing that
income from the economy of Oregon.
Armenian blackberry and Scotch broom
alone account for as much as 95% of that
figure! The remaining 5% in losses are
due to the other 116 ‘noxious’ weeds
listed by the ODA.

That same report referenced a 2004
study that stated the United States as
a whole loses as much as $120 billion
annually in the agriculture sector alone.
Control efforts can take any number of
shapes and formats. For instance, some
efforts focus their time and energy in
‘on-the-ground’ projects, while others
focus on education and awareness, both
of which are necessary. Most efforts
are expensive, and take many years to
complete (if indeed they’re ever truly
completed). Tansy Ragwort in western
Oregon, for instance, has taken 20 years to
pay off. Those efforts were primarily as a
result of biological controls (insects).
Not all noxious weeds have biological
controls associated with them, and
therefore must be controlled and
managed by way of other methods
(manual, chemical, etc).
All noxious weed infestations begin as
small, unnoticed patches—a plant here,
a plant there. Know this—a small patch
of heretofore unreported plants could be
on YOUR property, and by being aware
and informed, YOU could be the reason
it doesn’t reach endemic proportions,
costing our economy millions.

Matthew C. Patten
Chief Executive Officer
Portfolio Manager

Erich M. Patten
Chief Investment Officer
President/Portfolio Manager

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Saturday Mornings at Shooting Star Nursery
Spring 2015 Class schedule
All classes begin at 10:00am and are
located at the nursery unless indicated
otherwise, space is limited so please be
sure to register.
During classes there will also be
a sandbox, treasure hunt, and some
kid-friendly activities (children are still
under parents supervision) as well as
hot coffee and refreshments.
*denotes kid-friendly class, bring your
age-appropriate child for no charge
*March 7th, Pruning Older Fruit
Trees: We had such a good response
to last year’s fruit tree class that we
thought we’d divide into two groups;
this class will
cover how to
prune and restore
more established,
older fruit trees.
Fruit trees require
annual pruning
for optimal health
and productivity,
you can even
prune up to
three times a
year to control
size and fruit set. Come see pruning
demonstrations on existing fruit trees
and learn how to tackle those daunting
larger specimens, ensuring continued
vigor and proper training. Fresh coffee
will be on-hand to keep you warm
for this outside demo. Landscapers:
this class qualifies for 2 hours of CEH
credit. Registration fee $10, limited to 20
March 7th, 6:00pm, KMED Plant
Nerd Night: We will be one of the
presenters at the 1st-Annual Plant Nerd
Night at the Bigham Knoll Campus
gym in Jacksonville. This sounds like a
really fun event full of plant shopping,
plant presentations by local growers,
door prizes and music by our host, The
Rogue Gardener, Stan Mapolski. Tickets
are $5 at the door. This event is in
Jacksonville, not at the nursery.
March 11th, 6:00-7:30pm, Hell Strips
and Drought Tolerant Plants: Learn
about plants that can take the heat and
need less water, especially for that little
strip between your sidewalk and the
street. There are countless species and
varieties with a range of bloom times,
shapes and sizes so your garden will
never look dull. We will show you how
best to care for them and prep the soil.
Landscapers: this class qualifies for 2
hours of CEH credit. Registration fee
$17. Please note, this class is at the North
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register through the Ashland Parks and
*March 14th, Berries for Kids and
Families: Want to get your kids in
the dirt and into gardening with you?
Berries are the gateway. Come learn
about the great selection of perennial
fruits you can grow in your yard—big
or small. Explore how to make the
most of what the Rogue Valley has
to offer—strawberries, blueberries,
currants, hardy kiwis, grapes, gojis,
blackberries, raspberries, honeyberries,
and more. Bring the kids and get them
excited about
harvesting in their
own berry patch.
Registration fee
$15. Take home
a potted fruit of
your choice. Kids
free with adult
*March 20th,
Friday, all day,
open late until
6pm: Our 10
Year Anniversary and the First Day
of Spring!: Somehow we have been
in the Rogue Valley for 10 years and
quietly taking over more and more of
the property with hundreds of plant
and tree varieties. Come celebrate our
anniversary and the arrival of spring
with us! We will have lots of new
plants to show you with refreshments
throughout the day and into early
March 28th, New to the Valley?
New to Gardening?: We get a lot of
new transplants to the Rogue Valley
stumped on what can grow here and
where to start with their landscapes.
We will cover our special Southern
Oregon climate and what plant
choices you do have for successful
gardening—including deer-resistant
and drought-tolerant options. If the
weather cooperates, we will do a
planting demonstration in our new
display garden. You can even stay for
the work party, helping us get this
garden planted while receiving some
hands-on experience in proper planting
techniques. Free registration for work
party attendees. Landscapers: this class
qualifies for 2 hours of CEH credit.
Registration fee $10, free if you stay for
the work party.
Please visit our website for the full
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Trends in Outdoor Living Spaces


ardscapes encompass landscape
components such as pavers,
concrete, stone, brick, block
or wood. As an industry, hardscaping
saw significant growth in concurrence
with the U.S. economic downturn when
people started looking at outdoor living
spaces in unconventional ways. Rather
than spending hard- earned dollars on
expensive get-away vacations, Americans
began upgrading or creating outdoor
living spaces.
“Outdoor living spaces continue to be
popular because homeowners are staying
in their homes longer,” says Ken O’Neill,
vice president of marketing for Belgard
Hardscapes. Remodeling has allowed
consumers to create the perfect home
for their families without relocating. A
big part of those renovations dollars are
now directed toward outdoor spaces—in
the front yard for curb appeal and in
backyard living spaces for enjoyment and
entertainment purposes.
A recent trend in outdoor design is
the increasing size and functionality of
traditional patio spaces. O’Neill states,
“Consumers want things like outdoor
The American household demand for
kitchens and fireplaces. That means more
landscaping products is projected to grow
square footage. Oversized pavers work
6.9 percent per year through 2017 to $6.5
well in these instances. Once you get to
billion, reflecting the slow rebound in
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simply look nicer because
recession and subsequent
they are more to scale. Many
slow recovery.
homeowners don’t fully
Southern Oregon continues
understand the potential of
to be a very desirable location
fixtures in
an outdoor living space until
to live. Because of our
they’ve lived in it for a while.”
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a planned
A market research study
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outdoor area summer
by the National Gardening
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homeowners spent a record
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The Literary Gardender
by Rhonda Nowak

Preparing Your Garden: It’s No Secret
“The Secret Garden was what Mary called it when she was thinking of it. She liked the name,
and she liked still more the feeling that when its beautiful old walls shut her in no one knew
where she was. It seemed almost like being shut out of the world in some fairy place.”
~The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1910


love this description of a garden
because mine, too, is a refuge—a
place I go to feel “shut out of the
world,” at least for a little while. In the
beginning, my garden preparation was
rather happenstance–whatever plants
and seeds that caught my eye or were
given to me ended up in the garden.
Over the years, though, I have become
more mindful about my choices. I’ve
learned to consider factors that will lead
to a more successful garden, including
local climate and microclimates, soil
conditions, and plants that are more
likely to thrive in our area.
According to the Garden Guide for
the Rogue Valley: Vegetables, Berries, and
Melons (2007), Jackson County falls
mostly within Sunset Zone 7, so we
have a growing season from mid-May
to early-to-mid October with hot, dry
summers and colder winters. According
to the American Horticultural Society’s
heat zones, developed to
measure summer heat stress for
plants, the Rogue Valley falls
mostly within Zones 6/7, which
means our plants experience 4560 and 60-90 days, respectively,
with temperatures over 86
degrees F. However, warming
trends may shift our region
to heat Zone 7/8. Moreover,
higher elevations within Jackson
County, such as Ashland and
East Medford, will have cooler
temperatures and shorter
growing seasons.
In addition, I must consider
microclimates specific to my property.
My house faces northeast, has several
mature trees, and slopes from the street
front to the backyard. I also have a
detached building in my backyard and
6-foot high wooden fences, all of which
influence my plants’ exposure to sun,
wind, cold air drainage, temperature,
and humidity levels.
Soil is another major consideration.
I have a lot of heavy clay with poor
drainage, so I’ve opted to create raised
vegetable beds by bringing in more
loamy soil. Other areas within the
Southwestern Valley zone have loamy
soils with good drainage (West Medford,
Jacksonville, Ruch, Applegate, some
parts of Ashland, Talent, Phoenix, and
West Central Point), while others have
gravelly, granitic soils that don’t retain
moisture well (some parts of Sam’s
Valley and Gold Hill). In many cases,
gardeners must plan to amend the soil
they have or haul in soil from elsewhere.
Fortunately, it’s no secret which plants

are likely to do well in my vegetable
beds. Most of the time, I use varieties,
listed in the Garden Guide, that are
recommended by the OSU Extension
Service and the Jackson County Master
Gardener Association. I can find a lot of
these varieties at the Spring Garden Fair,
hosted by JCMGA the first weekend in
May, and at local nurseries and garden
centers. When purchasing plants, I check
to make sure the roots haven’t become
root bound in the container. Healthy
plants need root structures that fan out
from the plant stem, and girdled roots
are slow to recover. Finally, I follow local
guidelines when to transplant starts into
my garden beds or direct seed.
The protagonist in The Secret Garden,
a young girl named Mary, starts off
sickly and cantankerous; however, the
more time she spends in the garden,
the healthier, happier, and less selfish
she becomes. These are character

Great Maytham Hall
garden, which was
the inspiration for
"The Secret Garden"
transformations I can relate to as I often
emerge from my garden with renewed
vigor and enthusiasm. (Other times,
I’m just tired.) Writes author Frances
Hodgson Burnett, “And the secret
garden bloomed and bloomed and every
morning revealed new miracles.” Come
spring, I’ll be reveling in the wonders
that unfold in my garden. Until then, I’ll
try to make informed choices that will
help those ‘miracles’ happen.
For more information about preparing
your garden, be sure to mark your
calendar for the “Ready, Set, Grow”
clinic offered by the Jackson County
Master Gardeners on Saturday, March
21, or visit the Jackson County Master
Gardener Association website at www.
Rhonda Nowak is a Master Gardener and
board member of the Jackson County Master
Gardener Association. She also teaches English
Composition at Rogue Community College.
She can be reached at

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Soul Matters by Kate Ingram, M.A.

Speaking of Antiquing with

Joelle Graves, Sterling Creek Antiques


Little (Tao) House on the Prairie

What’s Trending?

y friend,
in New
York keeps me
abreast of the latest decorating news. We
are both lovers of mixing old and new. A
new dress with a vintage pin—a vintage
dress with a new scarf…an Ikea dining
table with flow blue—a mahogany table
with stark white. My daughter paired
a lace tablecloth
from the 40’s with an
orange duvet, placing
the tablecloth folded
at the foot of her bed.
Stunning! There’s just
no end to what you
can do, mixing old
with the new.
This year’s
decorating color palette
is representative of
what we will see in clothing stores. Gift
shows are displaying combinations of
greens, plums, cerulean blue, beiges and
whites with a mixture of textures; much
like a Renaissance painting. Deep, rich
blues and avocado green combined with
burnt orange and your room takes on a
completely new look.

This is great news for those of us
that have flow blue, a style of white
earthenware, (sometimes porcelain)
that originated in the Regency era, in
the 1820’s from Staffordshire potters in
England. The name is derived from the
blue glaze that blurred or "flowed" during
the firing process.
This is the time to dig out your estate
pieces and start combining these colors.
Fresh flowers,
linens, glassware
together, adding a
freshness to your
home and giving
you permission
to use your
wonderful older
things. Scarves
aren’t just for
around your
neck—they make great table runners!
There are many more suggestions of
what you can do—and if you are missing
a color, consult with me at Sterling Creek
Antiques here in Jacksonville to locate
that special addition.
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s a young girl I loved the
Little House book series by
Laura Ingalls Wilder, which
chronicled her life growing up in the
1860s. I read the books many times and
when the television series came out, I
was glued to it. I recently got to revisit
those halcyon days on the prairie with
my daughter, now eight. We read the
first book aloud together and watched
some of the episodes online.
It’s an interesting experience to
return to something you knew so well
as a child and see it through adult
eyes. I found myself admiring the Ingalls
(Those people knew things! They could
make soap and gut a bear and build
a house!) and also feeling an internal
emptiness for the collective wisdom and
skills and values we have lost. Life was a
lot more soulful then.
It strikes me that the western, pioneer
values portrayed in Little House align
in many ways with Taoist philosophy,
of which I am a big fan. The word Tao
translates to “The Way” or “Nature.”
Taoists look to Nature as a guide to life,
believing that all things are imbued
with the same energy and conform to
similar patterns. I think the Ingalls were
closet Taoists.
The lessons I learned from Little House,
the ones I felt so wistful about, are still
alive and well in many spiritual practices,
if not thriving in our American culture.
As Matthew McConaughey says in his
now legendary Lincoln commercial,
“Sometimes you have to go back to go
forward.” Yes indeed.
Here are some of the lessons I culled
from life on the prairie:
1. There is no great loss without some small
gain. This is not Pollyanna-ism, it’s just
a fact. This is about embracing natural
law and seeing things in a balanced
perspective. It’s also about focusing on
the lesson and the possibility. Nothing is
purely black or purely white.
2. Be indebted to no one. Pa was big on
this one, and he was a wise man. Being
in debt is ubiquitous; it is also a state
of imbalance. Debt creates anxiety and
stress. It is living beyond one’s means,

which is living a lie. To be free of debt is
to maintain integrity. It helps us to be real
and true and balanced people.
3. Share. Sharing is an act of love,
kindness, compassion, empathy and
generosity. This is true whether we are
sharing our feelings, our possessions, or
our time. Sharing connects us to others
and to our souls, as we simultaneously
reach in and out.
4. A simple life is a good life. It is a true
challenge to live simply in this day and
age. We live in a world of distraction
and delusion. It bears repeating that
money does not make us happy, nor does
busyness make us important. Simplicity is
a virtue because it keeps our center where
it belongs: in our hearts.
5. Be self-sufficient, but remember that
we all need and depend on one another.
It’s important to be able to take care
of yourself, to develop a connection to
your own strength and wisdom. It’s also
important to know when to ask for help
and to receive it freely and with gratitude.
6. Be willing to start over. The Ingalls
family started over again and again as
they moved west, and it was challenging.
Life is a constant cycle of birth, death and
re-birth, of letting go. Resisting this cycle
only causes suffering. And while letting
go is difficult, new beginnings are full of
energy and possibility.
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Spring Tidings and Leprechaun Traps


by Ashleigh Scheuneman

arch is a wonderful time of
year. It marks the beginning
of spring! Blooming flowers,
warm sunshine, and heavenly scents
carried by soft breezes
are trademarks of spring.
Spring is a time of fun and
excitement. Spring Break
and Easter are two of those
causes. I love Spring Break!
It is great how we get a week
off, and honestly, school is
a lot of work! Now, I know
that some parents out there
might be laughing, but school is stressful.
So I commend all of those kids who got
good grades this quarter, because that is
a lot of work! Sometimes, it is really hard
when you do not like your classes and
you have a lot of work.
Do not forget to wear your green! St.
Patrick’s Day is right around the bend of
the rainbow. At the end of the rainbow,
there are lucky little leprechauns with
their massive pots of glittering gold! I
remember when I was in elementary
school, we would build leprechaun
traps. We never managed to catch any,
but they were kind leprechauns, and

would always leave a comforting treat of
chocolate coins. But remember, if you do
manage to catch one of these elusive little
men, keep your eye on them, because
they are known to
disappear in the blink
of an eye. The best of
luck to you all on your
little leprechaun hunts
and traps!
Anyway, spring is
the prelude to summer,
so that is just another
reason to enjoy this
fresh new month. I just want to say one
last thing: Breathe in the fresh air, play
outside, smell the roses, and catch a
Janessa Joke: What did the leaf say to the
rake? LEAF me alone!
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Scheuneman lives in
the Jacksonville hills
with her mother, father,
and two sisters. She is
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A Cup of Conversation

News from Jacksonville Elementary School

by Michael Kell

Earth House Crazy


remember the
day Mary’s
told us the baby was transverse lie
breach (hugging mamma high and tight
sideways) though we still had time. The
due day was a few weeks out and there
was no sign of an early delivery, not to
worry! Leaving the office, however, the
doctor says to me, “Oh, if she does go into
labor, waste no time getting her here!”
We’ve always been fortunate to find the
really cool places to live here in Southern
Oregon, especially when renting. Maybe
it was the magic of Mary’s personality
which ferreted out all the great gems
and charmed the landlord right out the
gate. We were living in the earth house,
as my wife affectionately refers to the
Hobbit-like abode
built into rock,
about a mile of
tight switchbacks
straight up a
mountain, deep
into the Applegate.
The earth house
was on a hundred
acres, a good
part of that was
landscaped with
rows of farmed
lavender. Can you
smell the fragrance,
yet? The thermally efficient house was
constructed to be earthquake proof,
don’t ask me why, but a true work of art.
There was a platform next to the house
overlooking a sea of periwinkle blue.
There was a king-sized feather bed on the
platform shielded from the elements by
a huge oak. The owner must have loved
sleeping under the stars in the summer
when the lavender was in bloom. It was
an uber-special property but the best part
was the in your face view of what I’m
pretty sure was Dutchman’s Peak. It was
simply breathtaking in every season. The
only downside was it took a long and
winding forty-five minutes to get into
It was 1994, the Fourth of July, and
my older brother and his family were up
visiting. He was a big city boy so imagine
his surprise when he hit the rough, dirt
road switchbacks to little brother’s earth
house. I can still hear him muttering
under his breath the first time his brand
new city-pretty virgin Suburban bottomed
out in the deeper ruts. Crazy, black-sheep

little brother loses his mind all over again...
I’m smiling because my brother is the one
with the crazy talent and imagination but
I always had the nerve. Sometimes it takes
a little bit of crazy.
The burgers were on the grill when the
big noise came from the kitchen. I heard
Mary laugh (of course) and my sister-inlaw squeal. There was water on the floor
and it wasn’t from the pot on the stove.
This is when time slows down like in a
Matrix film. All the possible scenarios of
what could go wrong were played out
in my mind with the soundtrack of the
doctor’s last words repeating in a loop. I
knew with a full house it would take us a
minimum of an hour to get to the hospital.
Things began to spin a bit until big brother
stepped in. We were on the road in a flash.
I could tell by the
doctor’s glare we
were deep in the
red-zone. We missed
the window to turn
the almost-born child
so it was emergency
cesarean or the
unthinkable. No
choice there! When
it takes a birth-team
of four, not counting
the anesthesiologist,
you know it's trouble.
They had to fillet
Mary like a summer salmon to get to the
baby. Some images are forever burned into
the psyche. That day it was the look on
the doctor’s face before finally freeing the
limp child from Mary’s belly. “Do not let
her out of your sight,” my weary wife said
after pinching me hard to get my attention.
I obeyed…and bruised just a little.
It was a long night in the hospital
room. We had passed through the narrow
channel separating joy and tragedy. My
brother’s expression as I held up our little
bundle of girl-joy on the other side of the
glass was the same half-grin, half-frown I’d
seen countless times growing up right after
he’d pull me out of the fires of trouble. I
decided then the long drive to the earth
house had to go. Not long after that we
moved in town to house-sit for friends.
The grand historic Orth House was right
across the street from the shop and,
incidentally, almost certainly haunted, but
that’s another story for another day.
Check out Michael’s blog @ www.wordperk.
com for more articles on small town living
and real life reflections.

Kiwanis Honors January Student of the Month
In January, the Kiwanis Club of
leadership program. He works part
Jacksonville honored Bobby Chisum,
time as a food server at Rogue Valley
a senior at South
Manor and plans
Medford High School
to continue doing
as Student of the
so until leaving for
Month. Bobby lives
with his parents, Bob
He plans to
and Kathy Chisum
attend Oregon
in Medford, and
State University
carried a 4.0 grade
to become an
point average. Bobby
hails from a historic
Bobby also will
family with ancestors
participate in
originating from the
completing a
famous Chisum Trail.
second major to
Subjects he’s tackled
obtain an education
are three years of
degree. He feels that
Honors Science, Social
after several years
Studies, including AP
in a research lab
Human Geography,
he could teach his
and he is completing
findings at either
his senior year of Math,
the high school or
AP Calculus A/B.
college level.
Club President Rich Armas
Bobby is quite
As to influences
(a 40-year member) with Bobby Chisum
musically talented,
in his life, he
this being his seventh year in orchestra.
claims to have been driven to succeed
He plays many instruments and has
based upon the mistake of others.
been first chair in every instrument he’s
Besides making these choices, he
played since sixth grade. This will be his
has learned mainly from his parents
third year as President of the CHAMPS
and feels he owes his success to their
leadership, and his first year in the main
encouragement and support.

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Jacksonville Elementary Art Show is On!

acksonville Elementary School
students and parents will host
their 11th-annual Art Exhibition
on Wednesday, March 18th, from
5:00-7:00pm in the school gymnasium.
The theme for this year's program is
"Art Magic." Art created by over 400
students will be on display, showcasing
their best work in clay, pastels, pen
and ink, watercolor, wire, and more.
The public is welcome to celebrate the
achievements of our young artists!
In a unique partnership with
teachers and administrators, nearly one
hundred parents have been laboring in
Jacksonville’s classrooms
this year to add art to their
children’s curriculum.
From October through
March, parents have been
in the classroom, leading
students through projects
designed to teach art
basics like shape, color,
line and texture and to
expose them to a wide
variety of materials and
techniques. Students have
been introduced to the
work of “master” artists, such as Henri
Matisse, Picasso, van Gogh, Pollock, Eric
Carle, O'Keeffe, Durer,
and Warhol.
It takes a small army
of parents to make
this kind of learning
experience happen;
parent participation is
critical to the program's
success. We’d like to
extend a very special
thank you to Jessicca Haynes and all
the other parents who have made this
program possible. We hope to see you
all at the show on March 18th!
In other school news, students
dazzled us with their many talents at
the annual Talent Show on February

13th. Bravo to all the students who
marshaled their bravery and skill to
share with us!
Jacksonville students are also
participating in the Oregon Battle of the
Books, a statewide voluntary reading
program sponsored by
the Oregon Association of
School Libraries. Six teams
of students, from third to
fifth-grade, are competing to
move-on to the district-level
Battle of the Books. One team
of sixth through eighthgraders will be representing
Each team has read and
mastered sixteen books,
representing a variety
of literary styles and
viewpoints. During the battle, teams
are quizzed on details of the books’
characters, setting, and
plot, as well as questions
asking students to identify
the book and author.
Oregon Battle of the
Books aims to “encourage
and recognize students
who enjoy reading, to
broaden reading interests,
to increase reading
comprehension, promote academic
excellence and to promote cooperative
learning and teamwork among
students.” Our thanks to Melodie Ealy,
the faculty advisor, and all the parents
involved, who are making this program
possible at Jacksonville Elementary.

Five Easy Steps to Living a Safer, Fall-Free Life


by Zahra Lakhani, PT, and Kylie Ludemann, OT
Asante Outpatient Rehabilitation

ou’re an older person—perhaps
living alone—and concerned
about falling at home with no
one nearby for assistance. What can you
do to be safe in your home environment
and prevent injury?
You are wise to consider your risks. Falls
are not an inevitable consequence of aging,
but falls do occur more often among older
adults because fall risk factors increase
with age and health-related conditions.
Among older adults, falls are the leading
cause of emergency room visits and injuryrelated deaths. As you age, bones weaken
and balance becomes less stable, making
you more susceptible to accidents.
Other biological risk factors include
muscle weakness, impaired vision,
and loss of sensation in your feet.
Environmental factors may include poor
lighting and room clutter.
The good news—falls are preventable.
Here are five simple steps to help reduce
your risk:
1. Exercise regularly. There are plenty
of gentle, low-impact exercises to
improve strength and balance. Talk to
your doctor before starting a fitness
program to determine the types of
exercises that are right for you.
2. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to
review all prescription and overthe-counter medications. Drug side
effects or interactions can lead to
dizziness or loss of coordination.
3. Get your eyesight checked. Vision
problems can make it difficult to get
around your home safely. Also, look
at the lighting in your home. A well-lit
room will help improve your safety.
4. Reduce hazards in your home that
can lead to falls. Are the stair railings

secure? Should assistive devices be
installed in the shower or bathroom?
Are loose floor rugs easily tripped
over? Go room-to-room with a
friend or family member who can
help review your home for potential
safety risks.
5. Consider getting a Lifeline Medical
Alarm. This subscription-based
program puts you in touch with
emergency professionals quickly in the
event of a fall or injury. It can give you
added safety and greater peace of mind.
Call 541-789-4440 for information.
If you have balance issues, Asante can
provide treatment with a prescription
for physical and/or occupational therapy
from your doctor. During your sessions
you will be evaluated, treated, and given
instructions for exercises and home safety.
To learn more, call Asante Outpatient
Rehabilitation Services at 541-789-4255 in
Medford and 541-507-2400 in Grants Pass.
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SightSeeing by Julie D. Danielson, O.D.
Understanding Astigmatism

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hances are you may have
heard of an eye condition
widely known as a
“stigmatism.” This imperfection
in the surface of the eye is actually “astigmatism,”
a condition that is both common and treatable. Like
nearsightedness and farsightedness, astigmatism affects
the way you see—except astigmatism affects your vision
at all distances, not just close up or far away.
Astigmatism occurs when the cornea, or surface of
your eye, is irregularly shaped. A perfectly-shaped
cornea is spherical, like a baseball, allowing all light
rays to enter your eye to focus on the retina. As a
result, the image you see is sharp and crisp. With
astigmatism, the shape of the cornea is irregular—
more like a football than a baseball—causing the light
rays to focus on two points rather than one. The result
is distorted or blurred vision.

Most people have some astigmatism. If it is slight, you
may not realize you have it. Larger amounts of astigmatism
can cause blurred vision, eye fatigue and headaches.
Astigmatism can be corrected with either eyeglasses
or “toric” contact lenses. And while over-the-counter
reading glasses may enlarge the image you are looking
at, they will not correct astigmatism. Only prescription
glasses will correct astigmatism and give you the
clearest vision possible.
In some cases, vision correction surgery is a good
option for reducing astigmatism. Your doctor can tell
you if you are a good candidate for this procedure.
The good news: astigmatism usually does not get
worse with age. Because it is due to the shape of the
eye, astigmatism remains relatively stable throughout
your lifetime.
Julie Danielson, Optometric Physician, is available by
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Take a load off: Technology helps in recovery


by Hillary Brown, Public Relations Coordinator,
Providence Medford Medical Center

hen it comes to recovering from an athletic
injury, sometimes taking a load off is the
key to getting back in the game. Physical
therapists at Providence are using technology to help
local athletes do just that.
“Sometimes full weight bearing activities aren’t
right for a patient’s recovery,” said Bruce Mendelson,
a physical therapist with Providence Central Point
Physical Therapy. “That’s why we’re bringing in an
Alter-G Anti-Gravity Treadmill. It’s the best of both
worlds—we can get athletes moving without causing
any harm.”
The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill is a high tech
version of the treadmills you see in the gym. It allows
you to reduce gravity’s impact by as much as 100
percent. Experts say it reduces stress to joints and
muscles, which in turn reduces pain.
“When you’re not dealing with pain, you’re able
to maintain normal gait and even improve abnormal
gait,” said Mendelson. “That in and of itself is a huge
advantage to this machine. You won’t hurt or strain
any other areas of your body because you’re trying to
compensate for your injured area.”
The AlterG will be part of Providence’s new sports
medicine clinic in Central Point and should be available
to patients early this summer.
Mendelson says it’s something both older athletes and
teens can look forward to.
“We’re hoping to make it available in time for
students who are suffering from injuries to get back on
their feet before the beginning of the next school year
sports seasons.”
Ways to heal without technology—Sometimes you
don’t need technology to help recover from an injury,
especially if it’s a strain or sprain. Follow the R.I.C.E.
program for success:

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1. Rest: Rest and protect the injured or sore area. Stop,
change, or take a break from any activity that may be
causing your pain or soreness.
2. Ice: Cold will reduce pain and swelling. Apply an
ice or cold pack right away to prevent or minimize
swelling. Apply the ice or cold pack for 10 to 20
minutes, three or more times a day. After 48 to 72
hours, if swelling is gone, apply heat to the area that
hurts before stretching or execise, then apply cold
after your workout. Do not apply ice or heat directly
to the skin. Place a towel over the cold or heat pack
before applying it to the injured area.
3. Compression: Compression, or wrapping the
injured or sore area with an elastic bandage, will
help decrease swelling. Don't wrap it too tightly,
because this can cause more swelling below the
affected area. Talk to your doctor if you think you
need to use a wrap for longer than 48 to 72 hours; a
more serious problem may be present.
4. Elevation: Elevate the injured or sore area on pillows
while applying ice and anytime you are sitting or
lying down. Try to keep the area at or above the
level of your heart to help minimize swelling.
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Joyfull Living by Louise Lavergne


rust is one
of the most
ingredients in any relationship. It takes
courage, time and effort to build trust.
When we trust someone we can let go
of fear and doubt. We get a comforting
feeling in our bones that this person is
true, honest and real. This allows us to
surrender into a sweet feeling in our
hearts that resonates with our truth.
We know that no matter what happens,
even when we make a mistake, we will be
accepted for who we are, unconditionally.
Trust doesn’t require perfection. It is built
with acceptance and forgiveness. Creating
trust means expressing unconditional love.
It is impossible to truly trust another person
if you don’t trust, love and accept yourself.
How much time are you investing in
building trust in your life? Think about
the people you trust. Make a list and
include not just friends and family but
mentors and business relationships as
well. Are you on your list? Trust requires
you to take responsibility for what is
showing up in your life. It takes time,
effort and care. Every
time you judge yourself,
or another person, you
are creating distrust. With
every act that nurtures
respect, forgiveness
and acceptance, you are
building trust. When you
say what you mean, and
mean what you say, you
are building trust.
If people have let you
down, or disappointed
you in the past, your
ability to trust can be
compromised. By setting
up high expectations that
lead to disappointment
and by holding on to old
disempowering belief
systems, we sabotage our ability to trust.
The more we hold on to the stories of
distrust, the more we attract unpleasant
situations that keep recreating the
experience of “being done wrong” or “let
down.” When we feel like a victim, afraid
of not having enough, not being enough
or afraid of what “might” happen, we live
in fear and distrust. From that place it is
very challenging to trust and experience
unconditional love.
Here are a few ideas to get you started
with some building blocks to strengthen
trust and cultivate unconditional love:
• Begin by practicing accepting and
forgiving your self, the Universe,
then others who have been part of
unpleasant experiences.
• Actively invest time and effort
building trusting, loving
relationships. Start with your self by
developing a daily spiritual practice
to deepen your connection to your
Higher-self and the Divine (Great
Spirit, God of your understanding.)
• Create the intention to practice not
judging yourself and others. Be
mindful throughout your day.

• Meet the challenges in your life with
• Practice strengthening your ability
to trust your own intuition when
you need to make a decision about
something or someone: Put your left
hand on your heart, right hand on
your belly. With a few deep breaths
into your belly, clear your mind as
you imagine breathing in sunlight
and releasing out all the mental
chatter. Then ask yourself: “How
do I feel about this opportunity
or person?”—if it feels expansive
and supportive go for it. If you feel
indecision or constriction, step back
and review the opportunity.
• Ask for help and support. If any of
the above feels like an overwhelming
prospect, getting help is a courageous
and healing act of self-love.
I know that everything in my life
happens FOR me and not TO me. From
that place I can look at challenges as
opportunities to heal and clear the old
stories that are not serving the higher
good. This practice is not always easy but
it fosters compassion
and builds a loving,
trusting relationship
with the Universe,
others and myself.
It clears the way to
live in the flow of
feeling supported
by the Universe. It is
the doorway to true
abundance and joy.
Cultivating a trusting
relationship with
yourself and the universe
is crucial to your wellbeing. If you are serious
about living a joy-full
life, your participation
is required. The world
needs your unique gift
and expression of unconditional love. It
does take time and effort but it is well
worth it, because in the end Trust brings
unconditional love and love is everything.
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Paws for Thought by Dr. Tami Rogers


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ental disease is easily
the most commonlydiagnosed problem that
we see in veterinary clinics on a
daily basis. Approximately 80% of
dogs and cats over age three have
significant calculus (tartar) build-up and periodontal
disease. Without appropriate treatment and prevention,
severe tooth decay, tooth loss, and damage to internal
organs (such as the liver, kidneys, and
heart) can occur.
How can you tell if your pet has
dental issues or is in need of a dental
cleaning? Some reliable signs would
be any of the following: persistent bad
breath; red, bleeding, swollen, receding
or eroding gums; yellow-brown
plaque or tartar on the teeth; and loose,
infected or missing teeth. A visit to
your veterinarian for a dental check-up
can be very insightful in regards to the
level of dental disease your pet is affected by and what
treatment options are available.
Typically, once a pet has significant dental disease,
the treatment of choice would be to perform a dental
cleaning. Unlike humans, animals require general
anesthesia for a dental cleaning. While there are some
risks to anesthesia, your veterinarian will do a thorough
exam and should perform blood work to make sure your
pet is able to process the anesthetics adequately. Similar
to what happens on your bi-annual visit to the dentist,
we may first x-ray the mouth to assess damage below the
gum line, we then remove the calculus from the teeth,
extract diseased teeth, and finish by polishing the teeth
so they are bright and shiny!

Obviously, prevention of dental disease is critical.
Imagine what your mouth would look like if you only
brushed one time a week! There are many ways we can
prevent significant dental disease in our pets. The goldstandard is certainly brushing. A soft brush (pediatric
brushes work great) and some pet-approved toothpaste
is all you need. Gently brush at a 45 degree angle right
along the gum line at least once daily. Teaching your
pet to allow you to brush definitely takes some patience,
and some training. Don’t expect to be a
superstar overnight and do not be afraid
to call your veterinarian to schedule
some demonstration time!
For those of us with brushing
handicaps, there are multiple products
on the market that can be squirted onto
the teeth or added to the pet’s drinking
water. While these products will not
remove the tartar that already exists,
they will reduce the amount of bacteria
in the mouth which is ultimately
responsible for bad bread, plaque, and tartar formation.
Therefore, they will also slow the formation of plaque.
Of course you can always fall back on chew toys and
dental-designed treats. These items will decrease
plaque by mechanical action, but again, are very limited
in cleaning ability.
If you have questions, it is best to schedule a dental
exam with your veterinarian. We can help answer
questions about dental cleaning procedures, anesthetic
risks, treatment and prevention of dental disease! Here’s
to good dental health!
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Annie’s Antics by Annie Parker
Diet Dilemma


t’s not often my parents
leave me in the care of
someone else, but last
week my mom went on a
business trip to the Gem and Mineral Show in Tucson,
Arizona, and my dad went along to make sure she
bought the very best gems for her customers who shop at
her shop, WillowCreek Jacksonville.
My grandparents were at the house to look after
me, and because my dad is so particular about my
diet, he left instructions and photographs of what
my cuisine should look like when it is served. Now,
you have to agree when you know my diet that
consists of special meat prepared and weighed into
4 oz. packets, vegetables such as broccoli, carrots,
cauliflower, green beans and blueberries or other
fruit, is probably better than a lot of humans have.
Added to the main course is an Omega-Caps ES soft gel,
one each morning, half a teaspoon of super Essentials
Phytonutrients for the Ultimate Enrichment of my diet
and another vitamin soft tablet twice daily.
Add to that one quarter cup of kibble for crunch,
and it all looks and tastes delicious. Of course it has to
be prepared ahead of time with the partially-cooked

veggies, but my mom insists that at least it takes me
longer to eat all this nutritionally-satisfying food. My
grandpa says that two minutes isn’t much longer than
one minute. But, it’s so good, how could I linger over
such delicious morsels.
Now I have to add that, (no doubt it’s because my
Grandma is getting old) she sometimes gives me six
blueberries instead of seven. Also, I know I shouldn’t
say this but at the last dinner
time, she discovered a basin of
small carrots, ready-cooked with
my name on the label… that she
forgot all about!
All in all, I enjoyed being
with my grandparents and they
always do their best to please me,
especially if I promise not to pull
Grandma over when she walks me. Of course, it’s quite
obvious to me that Grandpa prefers the cat…just one purr
and the man is hooked. Still, I think if my dad found out
about the carrots, both Grandma and Grandpa would be
in the doghouse, not me.
So here’s to a healthy and happy spring in our Small
Town with a Big Atmosphere.

Pioneer Profiles - Cont'd. from Pg. 11
Between 1879, when Bradstreet’s Reports listed
Nunan’s net worth as $3,000 to $5,000 and his credit
rating as “fair,” and 1903, when Jacksonville listed
Nunan as one of its “heaviest taxpayers,” Nunan
became one of Jacksonville’s wealthiest residents.
However, for the first 20 years of their marriage, the
Nunans had continued to live in the small house on
5th Street where they had moved after their wedding.
With five children, the house was bursting at the
seams. So in 1892, Jeremiah decided to give Delia a
special Christmas present—a new house that reflected
his status and influence.
The lovely 16-room, Queen Anne style home that
Nunan commissioned was the last of three houses in
Jacksonville based on designs by Tennessee architect
George F. Barber. The plans were purchased directly
from Barber’s “The Cottage Souvenir” catalog, hence its
nickname, the “catalog house.”
Despite rumors to the contrary, only the plans and
the fancier woods were brought in by rail. Most of the
materials and workmanship were local: H.F. Wood was
the contractor; Henry Klippel’s sawmill supplied most
of the wood; J. Weeks and Sons of Medford carved the
five intricate fireplace mantels.

Nunan retired from his mercantile business in 1911,
turning its operation over to his son Charles. A year later,
Jeremiah and Delia sold their beautiful home and moved
to Oakland, California. In 1916, while visiting Charles,
Jeremiah took his own life. His death was attributed to
“temporary insanity, caused by ill health,” allowing Nunan
to be interred in the Catholic section of Jacksonville’s
Pioneer Cemetery. At the time of his death, the Jacksonville
Post wrote that Nunan “was known to almost everyone in
Jackson County and highly esteemed by all.”
So perhaps the Nunan House is an appropriate
legacy for Jeremiah. It has been described by respected
architectural historian Marion Ross as a “wilder and
less domesticated” version of the Queen Anne style
with the house’s “unabashed exuberance” representing
both Jacksonville’s “history of lusty gold mining and
productive agriculture” as well as Jeremiah Nunan’s
own character and enterprise.
Pioneer Profiles is a project of Historic Jacksonville, Inc., a
non-profit whose mission is helping to preserve Jacksonville’s
Historic Landmark District by bringing its buildings to
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Why Do Dogs Bark?


by Dr. Jeff Judkins, Animalkind Veterinary Clinic

t may seem like a silly question at
first. Dogs bark because… well,
“dogs are dogs, and that’s what they
do.” Could you imagine the UPS guy
coming to your door and your dog not
barking? But doesn’t it seem interesting
that adult wolves, ancestors of modernday dogs, hardly ever bark? They may
howl, growl or even “yip,” but they
certainly don’t bark the way dogs do.
Wolf puppies, however, do bark. And

this fact offers a key to understanding
something about the nature of dogs, and
why we humans are so bonded to them.
In Siberia, over 50 years ago, a Russian
geneticist named Dmitri Belyaev wanted
to better understand how and why the
behavior and physical characteristics
of domesticated animals differed from
their wild counterparts. In a now famous
experiment that spanned decades, he
studied a captive colony of Arctic foxes.
Belyaev observed that as these wild foxes
were selectively bred for tameness over
several generations, other characteristics
changed profoundly, too. Hair color
changed, as well as reproductive cycles.
Noses became more rounded; and
upright, pointy ears started to fold
over. These foxes actually enjoyed the
attention of humans, unlike the foxes
at the start of the study who behaved—
understandably—like wild animals.
So what does this tell us about “man’s
best friend?” Basically, it suggests
that dogs are genetic adolescents,
never maturing into a full adult stage.

Scientists use the term "neotony" to
describe a condition in which adults
retain characteristics of a juvenile. In
the evolution of dogs, the wolves that
were more "tame" got more access to
human food leftovers, and were thus
better nourished and more likely to breed
successfully. Because human interaction
selected wild canines for tameness, a
behavior trait of immature animals, we
also unintentionally selected for other
puppy-like characteristics.
Take for example, a Great
Pyrenees, one of the giant guard dog
breeds. They look like huge puppies
with rounded faces and floppy ears.
They act like puppies, preferring to
lounge in their “dens” venturing out
only briefly to check out a strange
sound, and bark. This behavior is,
by the way, what we want guard
dogs to do. The Blue Heeler, on
the other hand, herds livestock by
chasing them and nipping at their
heels (thus the name “heeler”). This
is a more genetically-mature breed,
displaying behaviors we would expect
from an older wild predator. Herding
breeds also have the upright pointy ears
and longer, sharper muzzles characteristic
of fully-matured canines.
Another example of genetically selected
immaturity is the Pug. One reason it’s
such a popular breed is that they look like
human infants. Many people are attracted
to breeds like the Pug because their
physical features are, simply put, cute:
rounded face, big eyes and totally nonthreatening. Others prefer dogs that retain
more developed characteristics such as
German Shepherds, whose predatory
instincts are essential for police-dog work.
No matter what breed, the modern
dog is a product of millions of years
of interaction with humans. This
relationship has resulted in an animal
that thrives on human companionship,
protects and serves humans in
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Letter to the Editor: Dogs In Forest Park
Outdoor enthusiasts who live in this
area are fortunate to have an outstanding
network of hiking trails available to
them in Jacksonville's Forest Park,
just minutes from our
homes. In order to make
visitor's experiences as
enjoyable as possible, the
city has established rules
for everyone to follow.
Unfortunately there's a
disconnect between the
city's rules for dogs in this
park with what's actually
happening. The crux of the
problem is that Park rules
require dog owners to
have their animal on leash
unless it can be controlled
verbally (my emphasis).
My frequent encounters with dogs and
dog owners in the park has convinced me
that most owners are overly optimistic
about how much control they will
actually have when their animal isn't on a
leash in this environment.
I often walk these trails several days
a week—never with a dog—and during
the last few months I've increasingly
encountered dogs and their owners.
In my experience a typical encounter
involves dog(s) on the trail 100 feet or
more ahead of their owner. When dogs
see a stranger, most bark, continue to
advance and often exhibit progressively
more aggressive behavior until the owner
catches up and attaches a leash. Yes,
I'm sure that I can distinguish between
friendly and aggressive dog behavior. In
two instances I began to wonder if the
animal was going to get nasty before the
owner arrived. Sometimes dogs back

off immediately on owner's command;
sometimes they don't. Although I'm
sure that most dog owners are confident
that their animal would never hurt
anyone, the person being
challenged probably isn't
as certain about that.
After all, we often hear
reports in the media
about a dog attacking
another one or even a
person; the dog's owner
is devastated and unable
to explain his animal's
aberrant behavior. The
point is that a every
person has a right to a
quality experience on this
wonderful trail system
and not to be threatened
by a dog that isn't fully under control of
its owner. Keep in mind that a small dog
can be as much of a threat to a child as a
large one can be to an adult.
Richard Shields, Jacksonville City Parks
Superintendent, tells me that my recent
experiences with dogs in Forest Park
are not unique and that he is receiving
numerous complaints on this issue
Dog owners need to exercise full control
of their animals not only to prevent their
pet from harassing strangers and other
dogs that are on leash but also to prevent
an encounter from escalating to the point
that someone will feel threatened enough
to pepper spray someone's animal or
maybe even brandish a weapon (the latter
being illegal in the park). Requiring all
dogs to be on leash at all times should
meet the needs of all who walk trails in
Forest Park.
Bob Bessey, Jacksonville

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One Project at a Time: Additional Refinements
for the Scenic Sterling Mine Ditch Trail



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he Sterling Mine Ditch Trail’s five-year facelift
has revitalized this 138-year-old recreational
resource and made it a great community asset.
More improvements and developments are on the way.
With the trail designated as an Oregon State Scenic Trail
by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD)
last fall, the additional promotion by OPRD makes it
easier for hikers, equestrians and
bicyclists planning to visit Southern
Oregon to learn about the trail—but
you live here so you can drive down
the road and enjoy it any time!
With tremendous support from
the Medford BLM, the Siskiyou
Upland Trails Association (SUTA)
has engaged a growing list of
volunteers (but we are always looking
for more) to help maintain the trail
and do special projects. SUTA has
successfully applied for a
series of Title II grants, as
well as grants from REI.
These grants, combined with
donations, have funded and
continue to fund a wide range
of projects including several
dozen new signs, kiosks, gate
repairs, trail construction
projects, brochures,
environmental studies,
interpretive signs, parking
improvements, and more.
Aside from a few remaining directional signs that will
be installed over the spring, trail users can look forward
to three significant improvement projects that we hope
to complete this year. The most imminent is the official
opening of the Grub Gulch Trailhead complete with
signs and kiosk—the sign is up and the kiosk is ready to
be installed. Other directional signs have been installed
or are planned throughout the trail system. We have
particularly focused on making use of the northern end
of the trail much easier to follow. The second group
of projects will be the installation of a Tunnel Ridge
interpretive sign and a mountain profile sign being
designed by a local artist/welder identifying all the peaks
you can see from a viewpoint about a mile south of
Armstrong Gulch Trailhead.
Our biggest undertaking and one we are really excited
about is the planned construction of a bridge over

Deming Creek. This bridge will allow us to re-open a
lovely section of the ditch one mile north of the Deming
Trailhead and below the equestrian parking area. A
short section of the ditch was isolated by a logging road
years ago. Our project to install the bridge and reopen
this segment will make it easier to find your way to the
northern end of the ditch. The bridge will allow hikers,
equestrians, and bicyclists to cross
the intermittent stream that runs
through Deming Gulch. You’ll
keep your feet dry and we all will
avoid damaging the sensitive
riparian area. What will be really
fun about this bridge is that we
are going to build the upper deck
to mimic a flume. Flumes were
used along the ditch in several
places where the terrain did not
allow a ditch to cross, including
where it crosses Deming Creek.
If you imagine a wooden trough that
carries water—sort of like an aqueduct—
that is what the upper part of the bridge
will look like. We have received a grant
from REI that will partially fund this
bridge but first we have to go through
the steps of making sure our proposed
bridge does not damage any cultural or
environmental resources in the area. So
over the next months, time permitting, the
Medford BLM will be issuing a scoping
document about the project, as well as an
EA. If the environmental analysis does not identify any
impediments, we hope to build the bridge in the fall.
In addition to our ongoing commitment to the
Sterling Mine Ditch Trail we also are working on Phase
I of the Jack-Ash Trail. The Medford BLM issued a
scoping document and will be working on the EA for
the trail’s impacts this year. We are keeping our fingers
crossed that the Jack-Ash will start to become a reality
within a year!
With spring approaching, we invite you to come out
and enjoy the enormous array of wildflowers found all
along the trail. We have two more work parties this year
so we would love to have you join us either March 21st
or April 18th. For details about a work parties, directions,
suggested hikes and more please see our website www. and our Facebook page, SUTA (Siskiyou
Upland Trails Association).

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Trail Talk

by Tony Hess, Gary Sprague & Bob Budesa
Guides to the Jacksonville Parks Trails


how to get
around in
the Jacksonville
Woodlands and the Forest Park trail
systems can be challenging to firsttime visitors. Even returning hikers
and mountain bikers enjoying these
diversified natural areas can get confused
in the myriad of trails. After all, there
are 15 miles of trails on 300 acres in the
Woodlands, and 22 miles of trails on 1,100
acres in the Forest Park—for a total of 37
miles of trails. When the Forest Park adds
four miles of new trails already in the
planning stage, there will be 41 miles of
trails open in these two city parks. Getting
around on the trails takes a little planning,
and there is a lot of information available
either at the trail heads, the kiosks in the
parks, in town at the visitor’s center and
city offices.
The best help are the trail maps
which contain a lot of information. The
Jacksonville Woodlands Association
produces two maps for the Woodlands
trails. The Take-A-Hike trail map is a
handy 9” x 16” trail map available for
free at most major trail heads, city offices,
and the Jacksonville Visitors Center. It’s
a good map to fold up and stuff in your
pocket or backpack while you explore
the trails. On the Woodlands kiosks and
at many trail heads, a large 16” x 18”

map is displayed with a YOUR ARE
HERE ARROW. This beautiful map is
done in color, and covers the whole city
of Jacksonville to serve as a guide at the
many entrances to the trails from town.
On the other side of this map is a history
of how the Woodlands was developed
over the years. It may be obtained at the
Jacksonville Visitors Center by the Post
Office. The Forest Park has two kiosks,
one at the park entrance on Reservoir
Road and the second at the large parking
lot one-third mile up Reservoir Road.
These kiosks always have notices posted
concerning new trails, trail regulations, or
just interesting facts about wildlife in the
park. There are two maps on the kiosks.
The big 20” x 30” map is an enlarged print
of the standard 12” x 18” map available
for free at the kiosks. It too is available
at the city offices and the Jacksonville
Visitors Center.
And, just added on the kiosks is a
variation of the standard map on which
the trails are color-coded to indicate
whether each trail is “hiker only,”
“mountain biker only,” or open to both
hikers and bikers. This is a handy map
if you want only hiking trails, or as a
mountain biker to see your open trails.
The Forest park is always changing so
be sure to check-out the kiosks for all the
latest information.

Cantrall Buckley Trail Maintenance is March 15th
The Applegate Trails Association
(ATA) is starting our fourth year of hikes,
events and trail building. This month
we could use your help in opening up
a beautiful riverside trail at CantrallBuckley Park. This existing trail just
needs some trimming and light tread
work to make a wonderful loop trail in
the park suitable for the entire family.
Public hiking trails along the Applegate
River are in high demand and low
availability. Last year ATA volunteers
revived a short riverside loop trail at the
park to the north. This year we go south.
We meet at Cantrall Buckley Park,
Sunday, March 15th at 8:45am and then
start at 9:00am and finish by 1:00pm.

Dress appropriately by wearing sturdy
footwear and layered clothing. If you
have them, please bring loppers, pruning
saws, digging tools or power trimmers/
brushcutters. Remember your water and
whatever snacks you like. ATA supplies
additional trail tools and lunch. RSVP is
always appreciated by contacting david@
We invite you to check-out ATA’s Hike
and Event schedule and join us. Visit
ATA’s website at
for more information and a list of selfguided day hikes. We invite you to come
out to the beautiful Applegate Valley and
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Woodcarving 101, March 14, 1:00pm:
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to select woods and work with the grain.
All tools and materials are furnished. If
you decide carving is for
you, you may buy tools at
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class. Jerry Greer instructs.
$45. All materials included.
2 ½ hours.
Acanthus Carving, March
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all the tools and cuts from
Woodcarving 101 to make
a carving you will be proud
of. With this experience,
you will be ready for
just about any carving
project—including carousel
horses! Taught by our own
Norwegian artist, Bjorn
Heglie! $65. All materials
included. This is an all day class.
Carousel Horse Carving, Part 1: Make
a family heirloom for generations to
come. Part 1 is the horse’s legs. Jerry
Greer will give one-on-one instruction
at your pace. $300 plus materials. Select
your dates with Jerry.
Bark Carving, March 28, 10:00am:
Carve on the “Bark Side!” Make a home
suitable for a gnome. This whimsical
carving will make you smile each time
you see it! All materials included. Dan

Collins instructs. $55. Break for lunch.
Return to carve some more.
Stenciling, March 11: Truly historic
paint technique! Used by our ancestors
to create “wallpaper” and embellish
household items.
Hear the history of
stenciling while you
create a tote bag
for shopping or a
summer swimming
trip. Sandra Flowers
teaches. $20. All
materials included.
Watercolor II,
March 19: Learn how
to mix colors and
what strokes each
brush makes. Paint
a finished picture to
take home. Sandra
Flowers teaches. $20.
All materials included.
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and chat with other carvers while you
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State of the Art Presence Art Center

An Homage to Books

by Hannah West, Southern Oregon Artists Resource

by Sue Bennett


mericans for the Arts (www. Ten
Reasons to Support the
Arts Reason #3: “Arts strengthen the
economy. In 2014, the U.S. Bureau
of Economic Analysis reported that
the arts and culture sector represents
3.25% of the nation’s GDP—a larger
share of the economy than tourism and
agriculture! The nonprofit arts industry
alone generates $135 billion in economic
activity annually, which supports 4.1
million jobs and generates $22.3 billion
in government revenue.”
"Impressions" opening March 6 and
continuing through April 26—our
"Impressions" show includes artworks in
all media representing styles from true
impressionism to artist’s impressions of
various subjects in their own styles. Chat
with the artists over complimentary
refreshments at a reception on March 7
from 12:00-3:00pm!
Emerging in 19th-century Paris,
Impressionism was characterized by
visible brush strokes, open composition,
and unusual visual angles. Radicals
in their time, early Impressionists
abandoned academic painting, with
freely-brushed colors taking precedence
over meticulous detail. While painting
had traditionally taken place in a studio,
Impressionists instead captured the
transient effects of sunlight by painting
“en plein air” (outdoors). Further
breaking with tradition, they used short,
broken brush strokes of mixed and pure
unmixed color—not blended smoothly or
shaded—to achieve intense color effects.

Impressionism in visual art soon inspired
impressionist music and literature.
Visit our new offsite exhibits for more
original art created by Art Presence
• Deanna St. Martin’s exhibit of abstract
watercolors at the Medford Main
Library continues through March
• Anne Brooke’s exhibit of watercolor
paintings in the Jacksonville
Library’s Naversen Room continues
through April
Art Presence participates in a
groundbreaking new organization,
the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon
(AASO), through which regional
visual arts leaders collaborate to crosspromote each other’s events and partner
with businesses to raise awareness of
arts events to residents and visitors
to our area. Learn more at www. and keep
up with the latest developments at www.!
NEW! Hone your skills in our new
life drawing sessions with professional
models! Instruction upon request only.
Sessions take place every Monday from
1:00pm-3:00pm. $10 per session. Contact
Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057 for more
information and to sign up.
Schedule our upstairs room for your
class, workshop or meeting! For more
information and to reserve a date, contact
Anne at 541-941-7057 or email her from
the contact form on our website, www.
“Apologies to Gauguin,” watercolor by
Anne Brooke above.

Hannah West is a Jacksonville website designer and art advocate. She
is the creator and editor of the Southern Oregon Artists Resource (www., 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


y love of books came from
my mom reading to me. The
first story I remember was The
Ugly Duckling which helped me through
my adolescent years. Of course there was
Winnie the Pooh, which is still a delightful
read. I can't imagine the cultural void
if I'd never known Pooh! At gift time,
there was always a little Golden Book,
a magazine subscription, or a book club
membership like The Heritage Illustrated
Bookshelf. A story that sparked my
love of illustration was The Wind in The
Willows. It was the desire of the author,
Kenneth Grahame,
that artist Arthur
Rackham should
illustrate this
story, but the
author died before
finalizing the plan.
The publishers of
my 1940 edition
followed through
even though the
artist was ill and
only allowed one
hour per day to
work. He devoted
each hour to these
pictures during the
last nine months of
his life: watercolors
and pen and
ink drawings of
captivating beauty and imagination.
Those special Heritage editions are also
where I first met the extraordinary art
of N.C. Wyeth in Treasure Island and
Norman Rockwell in Huckleberry Finn,
which is still on my bookshelf.
I remember a library van that came near
our home in Idaho when I was young; it
offered all the Nancy Drew mysteries! It
was almost as exciting as the Bakery truck
with its built-in drawers of chocolate
doughnuts and Maple Bars; both events
were marked on our calendar. Every issue
of Colliers and Saturday Evening Post that
came to our home contained stories and
the romantic illustrations by Andrew
Loomis that I poured over. The school
library in Junior High did not make the
impact of the town Library which was
chock-full of everything anyone wanted
to know. The only problem was that
my aunt was the librarian and a private
censor of my brother's and my reading
curiosity. The Library was an outing
with my own children and one they have
repeated with theirs.
Some books hit a chord so deep you
just need to own them. Adult favorites I
return to are Anne Morrow Lindbergh's
diaries, which interestingly intersect with
Antoine Saint-Exupery's life and writing
of his true life adventure Wind, Sand and
Stars, out of which came The Little Prince
which is one of my touchstones for so
many reasons it deserves a story of its
own! The Mitford novels of Jan Karon

have been great winter companions as
well as Peter Mayle's lighthearted novels
based in the south of France. I told a
librarian friend that it worried me to
come to the end of a series of books by an
author I loved. He assured me that there
would always be plenty of good books to
read. And so it has been.
I once read that you would know a lot
about a person by looking at the books on
their night stand. Art books are prevalent
throughout our home: fabulous coffee
table books, art history books, How-to
Books and biographies of artists. But, on
the shelf of my
night stand are two
small books that
I've read, reread
and will reach for
again: Hawthorne
on Painting and The
Art Spirit by Robert
Henri. There, too
is Gifts from the Sea
with my children's
kindergarten and
primary school
photos taped
inside the cover.
Both French and
English versions
of The Little Prince
rest beside a
French dictionary
—I'm hoping
some of it will osmose! Piled on the top
shelf where my hand can find them
quickly are my daily devotionals plus
Julia Camaron's, The Right to Write, and
3 or 4 books I'm currently reading as it
is with Carry On, Warrior by Glennon
Doyle Melton. Borrowed books come
and go with gratitude to the lender as
do Library books. In fact, I thought of
a riddle: What can you borrow, return
and still keep? Answer: The knowledge
in a Library book! Audio books are just
magical! The quickest drive to a long
destination is made with the first stop at
the Library for an Audio book. We just
returned from a car trip. Listening to The
Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie King kept
us absorbed all the way to San Diego.
There is anticipation in holding a book,
knowing it will provide a new journey
painted in words. I love bookmarks and
the whole ambience: the cozy couch by a
fireplace, or a tucked-up bed with many
pillows and a cup of tea. To pay homage
to a very favorite book is as impossible
as choosing a favorite child—others are
very favorites, too. My current and a
longtime favorite book is Philippians. It's
a very small book, only 4 chapters in the
New Testament. I return to it over and
over, like a favorite tree I climbed in my
grandparents' orchard, placing my feet
on well-remembered branches, grasping
familiar limbs, then settling in for a view
to another realm.
January 21, 2015

New “Book Talks” Literary Series
at South Stage Cellars

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In the first in a new series, Molly Best Tinsley will
read from her newest novel, Broken Angels, at Book
Talks on Thursday, March 19, from 6:00-8:00pm at
South Stage Cellars Tasting Room, 125 South 3rd
Street, Jacksonville.
Book Talks at South Stage is a new monthly series
featuring authors from The State of Jefferson. You are
invited to come out and meet
local literati and enjoy wine
and appetizers at one of the
Rogue Valley’s premier wine venues.
In Broken Angels, undercover CIA agent Victoria Pierce
collides with a girl fleeing sex traffickers while tracking the
secret export of uranium from Ukraine.
Award-winning Ashland author Molly Best Tinsley
writes both fiction and non-fiction and pens a column for
the JPR magazine, Jefferson Monthly.
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New Leaf Mobiles a Work of Art
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Inspired by nature and a walk in the
Jacksonville Woodlands, Jason Robison's
leaf mobiles have elements of leaves,
branches, color and movement. Jason,
the owner of Jacksonville’s The Crown
Jewel says, "It is fun trying to get the
balance and form just right." With a torch
and hammer, he creates the structure of
the mobiles before the heat brings the
color out of copper with a vibrant patina
emerging in a burst when the heated
metal hits cold water.
“It was the sculptor Alexander Calder,
famously-known to have originated the
mobile,” Jason says. Mobiles are a form
of kinetic sculpture that hangs from the
ceiling. "Like with jewelry, there is a
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appear each month to read excerpts from
their fiction, nonfiction and creative
works of poetry and prose.
During our March 7 artist reception,
head upstairs to enjoy these author
• 1:00-1:30pm: Steve Carlson reads
from his book, Almost Graceland.
• 2:00-2:30pm: Diana Coogle reads
from her book, Living With All My
• 3:00-3:30pm: Poetry readings by
Anna Elkins from her book, The
Space Between.
Steve Carlson has four books in the
gallery. Featured is Almost Graceland, a
creative exploration of what could have
happened if Elvis’ stillborn brother had
Diana Coogle shares three books,
including Living With All My Senses:
Twenty Five Years of Life on the Mountain, a
collection of selected JPR commentaries
on living in a hand-built house without
electricity on a remote mountainside.
Anna Elkins brings three books: a novel,
a children’s book for grownups, and a
collection of her poetry, The Space Between.
Terry Erdmann and Paula Block’s
collection of ten nonfiction books
includes companion guides to the
TV series Star Trek and more. Due to
contract obligations these books are for
exhibit only.

David Gordon’s book Carmel Impresarios
is a cultural biography of Dene Denny
and Hazel Watrous—visionary California
women who brought music and harmony
to their community and the world.
Ginna Gordon has cooked in unusual
situations including tall ships, mountain
lodges, movie set trailers, spa kitchens
and more. Her
collection of five
cookbooks includes
Honey Baby Darlin’­—a serial memoir
about cooking,
love, and the love
of cooking.
Julia Helm
Hoskins brings She
Caves to Conquer—a
novel set in the
American Midwest and southern Turkey.
Kate Ingram, a familiar name to
Jacksonville Review readers, offers Washing
the Bones: A Memoir of Love, Loss and
Patrick Leahy’s novel The Old Night of
Your Name is about an ambitious young
peace officer in bush Alaska taking on her
first important case.
Ed McBee brings Volume I of his series
Road Guide Through Southern Oregon’s
High Country, with lodging and outdoor
activity information, historical and
botanical information, and hand drawn
maps from California to Willamette Pass.
Kirsten Shockey brings Fermented
Vegetables, with 140 recipes, in-depth and
step-by-step instructions for fermenting
64 different vegetables and herbs, and 84
recipes that include these fermented foods.
William Miller offers Silent City on the
Hill, the first history book written and
published about Jacksonville’s Pioneer
Cemetery. Proceeds from this book benefit
Friends of Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery.
John Sack’s The Franciscan Conspiracy
explores a historical mystery—Why was
St. Francis of Assisi's body hidden after
his death?
Christin Lore Weber’s The Far Near
Journals, a novel tells about a community
of Catholic nuns struggling to survive on
the shores of Lake Superior, asking, “Can
keeping the faith mean letting it go?”


Art Presence Art Center is delighted to
announce that we now carry the works
of Jacksonville authors! We celebrate
them with an ongoing exhibit of their
books in the gallery; most are available
for purchase. Author readings are a
new element of our monthly receptions,
and three of these talented writers will


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