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Trailing Thoughts from the Hiking Capital of Southern Oregon

’m at my desk typing this column—on a perfect
spring day—thinking I should be taking a long
walk on one of the Jacksonville Woodlands trails
instead! It’s one of those days when it’s a shame to be
indoors when there’s so much to see and do outside.
As I strolled into work a few hours ago, there were
reminders all around that winter is well-behind us
and that warm, sunny days are ahead. Throughout
town, trees are leafing-out and wildflowers are
everywhere, especially in the woodlands. On patches
of the Woodland and Forest Park trails, in the cemetery
and in other spots, the lucky amongst us have already
spotted Jacksonville’s famous Gentner's Fritillary – an
exceptionally rare and endangered species of lily that
only blooms for a few weeks every year in certain parts
of Southern Oregon.
This time of year, there’s much to look forward to and
much to be thankful for, as well. All in all, I’d say the
“state of the town” is likely better than most—we live
in an exceptional corner of the world, surrounded by
exceptional citizens from near and far…lots of whom are
connected, caring, concerned, and contributing.
One group of concerned citizens was a visionary band
of volunteers led by Phil Gahr and Larry Smith—a

group that succeeded in pulling-off a masterful plan that
was hatched 25 years ago this month! That group, of
course, is the Jacksonville Woodlands Association—a
consortium responsible for saving and protecting
hundreds of acres of open space and developing what
is now considered a world-class system of hiking trails
surrounding our village.
Today, Jacksonville is a well-preserved living
museum-of-a-town that’s become best known for its
food, music, art, shopping and wine scenes. And, thanks
to that visionary band of daring volunteers, and a group
of present-day volunteers, the Jacksonville Woodlands
and Forest Park trail systems have made Jacksonville the
“Hiking Capital of Southern Oregon.”
Please come out and show your support for this
marvelous achievement by joining the Jacksonville
Woodlands Association at its 25th-annual Hike-aThon starting at 9:30am on April 19 at Doc Griffin
Park. For more on this very special event, please read,
“A Celebration of 25 Years in Support of the Jacksonville
Woodlands,” by JWA President Charley Wilson on page
34 of this issue.
I look forward to seeing you out and about on a hiking
trail in our Small Town with Big Atmosphere!

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and escrow field and 6 in the legal/
finance world before venturing into the
retail world. Although relatively new
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little bit of time and is impressed by her
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On Easter Sunday, Jacksonville’s fashionable favorites will enjoy a Sunday
Brunch at Jacksonville Inn before strolling the sidewalks from 2:00-4:00pm in their
finest late 1800’s to early 1900’s-style attire. Don’t miss this chance to get a glimpse of
some truly remarkable clothing from an era gone by. The Belles & Beaus will be joined
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Pony Espresso Expanding Menu & Locations

M

uch has changed for the better in Jacksonville
over the last 20 years and Pony Espresso
Café is no exception. It was 1997 and by
chance Chris and Kadie Boivin, two newlyweds from
Napa, discovered Jacksonville, as well as their life
calling. And it is this year that “The Pony” celebrates its
20th anniversary.
This April, Chris and Kadie are celebrating their
success in two significant ways: a totally new, fullyremodeled commercial kitchen with a revamped menu at
their Jacksonville location, as well as the grand opening
of Pony Espresso Café—Ashland, located downtown at
175 Lithia Way in the new Plaza West Building.
“We first discovered Jacksonville on a weekend stay
at TouVelle House,” Kadie explains. “We fell in love
with Jacksonville and shortly after our first-ever trip to
Oregon, Chris and I started working with Jacksonville
realtor Stephanie Horton to help find a restaurant
business opportunity. At that time, “The Pony” had only
been up and running for a short time when the young
couple was presented with the opportunity. Chris notes,
“I knew right away that it was perfect. We could do
all the things we were passionate about: coffee, great
food, even beer and wine. The drive-thru, deck, and
parking sealed the deal. I knew little about Jacksonville
or Southern Oregon, but I was confident we could
transform the location into something special and I could
sense the future of this area, having grown up in Napa.”
Back in their college days before they’d met, Chris
studied business at the University of San Francisco
while Kadie majored in education at Northern Arizona
University; the two worked in local college-town
restaurants during the school year. Chris got his feet wet
in the coffee business while working as a barista and
then roaster for Napa Valley Coffee Roasting Company.
He also learned a great deal about the restaurant
business while working at fine dining establishments
Domain Chandon, and Chanterelle restaurants in the
Napa Valley, as well as Chez Mark Bistro in Flagstaff,
AZ. Kadie also spent summers working at Domain

Chandon, as well as in the catering division for Cake
Bread Cellars of Napa. Additionally, she worked at
Forest Highlands restaurant in Flagstaff, Arizona. Chris
and Kadie emphasized that these experiences inspired
their desire to work in the food industry.
Kadie notes, “We attended different high schools in
Napa, so we didn’t actually meet until we were both
in college; it was during a summer stint at Domain
Chandon in 1994 where we first met…we were married
in 1997 after we graduated.”
Kadie reflects, “When we purchased Pony I was 23 and
Chris was 25 and we were very determined to succeed.
We knew we had no other
choice. We didn’t have any
friends or family in the area,
so we just worked 7 days a
week for several months. Our
customers definitely became
our family.” They opened the
store in March of 1998 and by
October, Chris and Kadie had
a baby on the way.
Just as the Boivin’s business
lives have changed over the
years, so too has their personal
life – Chris and Kadie are
raising three children, Sebasten (15), Juliette (12) and
Abigael (9). This year marks Sebasten’s second summer
season working alongside his father, learning the ropes
in much the same way Chris did.
Since purchasing Pony Espresso in 1998, Chris and
Kadie continually modified the menu by bringing some
of the influences from their background in fine dining,
and incorporating it into their coffeehouse cuisine.
Within a short time, the business was flourishing and
they opened a second store in 2001 in Medford. “Caffe
Diem was an opportunity to create a café from scratch,”
Chris adds, “We owned the store until 2007, when we
sold it in order to finance the purchase of our building
and property in Jacksonville. Caffe Diem was a success,

and we were very proud of what we built with that store,
but we had no choice but to sell if we wanted to secure
our future in Jacksonville. Going full circle, the new
Ashland location gives us yet another chance to expand
our reach beyond Jacksonville.”
Today, Pony Espresso employs between 10-15 staff,
depending on the season, about half of whom are fulltime. When the new Ashland café opens in mid-April, it
will be operated by 4-6 employees with Kadie overseeing
the day-to-day operations.
In addition to launching the brand-new Ashland café,
the Boivin’s have made several recent changes to their
Jacksonville location including kitchen upgrades and a
major expansion in the breakfast and lunch menus. Chris
explains, “We just finished an upgrade to the kitchen
which allows us to serve 3-4 times the amount of food
in the same time. We are now essentially a full-service
restaurant and the new equipment allows us to offer
some really exciting menu items.”
The updated menu features newly-introduced
breakfast and lunch entrées alongside Pony’s gourmet
sandwiches, baked goods, soups and salads the café is
best known for. Customers will delight in new daily
and weekly specials offered along with a full-service
breakfast menu and a weekend brunch menu. “As
always, all of our food is made in-house from scratch by
our talented kitchen staff,” says Chris.
New choices are many and include an organic burger
with caramelized onions topped with Rogue Creamery
Blue Cheese, poached green eggs and ham with a
lemon-leek cream sauce and hash browns, grilled
cheese sliders to-die-for on an organic sourdough
baguette with smoked Gouda, brie and pepper jelly,
and more! As has been the case for 20 years, all of the
menu items go perfectly with Pony’s wide array of
espresso and coffee drinks, featuring Allann Brother’s
coffee beans. Chris adds, “We
are very proud to feature Allann
Brother’s coffee. Allan Stuart,
the owner and roastmaster,
is really a national treasure
and icon of roasting, and he
started right here in Southern
Oregon in 1972. I wish more
people were familiar with his
background because it really
is one of the more compelling
Rogue Valley success stories.”
Like the Jacksonville café,
Pony Espresso Ashland will
feature an expansive outdoor seating area as well as a
beautiful interior café with big windows for viewing
the bustling town. Both cafes will also offer lots of “grab
and go” items for customers on the move.
The expansion into Ashland is serving the dual
purpose of expanding the Boivin’s business as well as
helping build brand awareness. Interestingly, Chris
observes, “We’re really starting to think of ourselves as
Jacksonville ambassadors…Jacksonville is our home and
it’s a place we love sharing with others and are looking
forward to seeing lots of our regular customers when
they visit Ashland or Jacksonville.”
Pony Espresso Café Ashland will have a soft opening
the second week of April followed by a formal ribboncutting ceremony on April 21.

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News From Britt Hill

by Donna Briggs, Britt President & CEO

Photo by Lisa LaPierre

I

CONNECT WITH BRITT

Make it happen

Summer evenings in Jacksonville wouldn’t be complete without the
wonderful performances at Britt! Your support helps make it happen.

Make a difference

Ticket sales do not cover the full cost of producing and presenting our concerts, so
so Britt relies on contributions from members like you to help sustain the Britt Experience

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t is my pleasure
Academy with the Dover String Quartet,
to devote this
which will be held on the SOU campus
column to
from July 27 to August 1. Applications are
introducing and
still being accepted.
welcoming Kay
I asked Kay to share some of her
Hilton, Britt’s new Director of Education thoughts for the future of the Britt
and Engagement. With 18 years of
Education program and this is what
experience at the Oregon Shakespeare
she had to say: “It’s been interesting
Festival as the Music Coordinator,
to begin to explore a vision for the
she comes to Britt with an extensive
future while I’m learning to manage the
background in performing arts and
programs I inherited for this season. I
education. Kay is knowledgeable and
have almost completed a draft for an
passionate about music, education, arts
ambitious long-range plan, and it’s been
administration and advancing the musical a stimulating process! The theme of my
experiences of our local community.
plan for the future is ‘Partnership.’ I am
In the past two
exploring long-term
months she has
partnerships with SOU,
been focused on
the Siskiyou Music
implementing the
Project, The Modern
final phase of our
Roots Foundation, and
1st Arts Career
various local music
Exploration (ACE)
educators. My hope
program, which
is to develop rotating
will culminate
summer camps
in a musical
in several genres,
performance on
quarterly residencies
our Performance
with both visiting and
Garden Stage. Our
local artists during the
High School ACE
ACE student Jahan Kahusi with Kay Hilton school year, production
students began
and performance
their journey with Britt last summer by
fellowships, and maintain the excellent
job shadowing on the Hill, and have
internship program that Britt already
had the opportunity to observe how
has. Of course, we will continue our
we manage our performance season as
wonderful relationships with Jacksonville
well as the opportunity to participate in
Elementary School, Road Scholars,
various projects and discussions about art our groundbreaking conductor, Teddy
and arts administration. Currently, Kay
Abrams, and the inspiring members of
is overseeing ACE's work of choosing,
our Britt Orchestra.”
contracting, marketing and producing a
You will be seeing a lot of Kay on the
professional concert, which will take place Hill this summer as she dives into her
in early June. The Britt staff has enjoyed
role as Britt’s Director of Education and
working with the students and it has been Engagement. Please join me in welcoming
very exciting to see how committed and
Kay to the Britt Family and Jacksonville
accomplished these students are, and how community. To learn more about Britt
fast they are acquiring the skills to plan
Education programs, email Kay at kay.hilton@
and execute this event.
brittfest.org.
Comments or questions for Britt Festivals?
While busy putting together a
Email Donna at ed@brittfest.org. Visit Britt
5-year plan, Kay is also managing the
Festivals at www.brittfest.org.
submissions to our String Quartet

Grace Christian School's Annual
Fundraiser is April 25
Support Grace Christian
& Cascade Christian High
School’s Annual Auction on
April 25 from 5:00-9:00pm
in the CCHS Pavilion, 855
Chevy Way, Medford. Enter
now for a chance to win this
2015 Chevy Spark—only
1500 tickets will be sold! $50
tickets may be purchased
at www.biddingforgood.com/
gracechascade or in the school
offices. The Chevy Spark
winner will be announced at
the Auction on April 25, at 9:00 pm.
Items featured in the Silent and Live
Auctions on April 25 are DIFFERENT
than those featured during the online
auction. To ensure you don’t missout on some great vacation packages,

services, gift
baskets, and
more, attend
this worthwhile
community event!
The event night
includes a silent
auction starting
at 5:00pm with
a live auction at
7:00pm—dinner
will be served
from 5:00-7:00pm.
Please consider
purchasing tickets early, reserving a
table and visiting the auction website in
advance to insure ticket availability.
For more information on this event,
please call 541-772-0606 or visit www.
gracechristian.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive
at Bigham Knoll Campus is April 23
Ashland Partners, located on the
Bigham Knoll campus in Jacksonville,
is sponsoring an American Red Cross
blood drive on Thursday, April 23 from
10:00am to 3:30pm in the Ballroom.
Donors may schedule an appointment
by contacting the American Red Cross at
www.redcrossblood.org using sponsor
code: Jville or by calling 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767).
All blood types are needed. A blood
donor card or driver’s license or two other
forms of identification are required at
check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of
age, (16 with parental consent in Oregon)
weigh at least 110 pounds and are in
generally good health may be eligible to

donate blood. High School students and
other donors 18 years of age and younger
also have to meet certain height and
weight requirements.
The American Red Cross shelters,
feeds and provides emotional support
to victims of disasters; supplies about
40 percent of the nation’s blood;
teaches skills that save lives; provides
international humanitarian aid; and
supports military members and their
families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit
organization that depends on volunteers
and the generosity of the American
public to perform its mission. For more
information, please visit www.redcross.org.

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The Unfettered Critic

by Paula Block Erdmann & Terry Erdmann
Crossing the Final Frontier

T

wo men with irrevocably
Star Trek”—an exaggeration perhaps,
intertwined lives passed away
but not by much. With twelve motion
at the end of February: a worldpictures (and a new one on the way) and
famous actor, beloved by millions; and a
over 700 hours of televised Star Trek, the
highly successful producer, well known
direction he set certainly has “lived long
in Hollywood, less familiar to people
and prospered.”
outside of entertainment circles.
Harve Bennett produced a total of four
The actor was Leonard Nimoy. He
Star Trek films. It was the fourth, Star Trek
entered the business in l951, performing
V: The Final Frontier, that pulled us, your
onstage and onscreen, directing films,
humble Unfettered Critics, into the same
writing books of poetry, recording pop
orbit as Mssrs. Bennett and Nimoy.
music albums, and creating startlingly
Paramount Pictures hired Terry as the
original photography. Yet to many,
unit publicist on The Final Frontier, and
Leonard always will be the iconic
Paula, coincidentally, found a position
character that he created in 1966: Mr.
in the studio’s Licensing Department
Spock, the stoic
as the head
Vulcan officer
of publishing
of Star Trek, and
product
reprised in his final
development.
appearance, in
We relish our
2013’s Star Trek Into
memories of
Darkness.
interacting with
The producer
both Harve and
was Harve Bennett.
Leonard over the
Harve caught the
following years.
show business bug
Several decades
at the age of ten,
later, we moved
appearing 212 times
to Jacksonville,
over five years as
figuring that was
Writer/Producer Harve Bennett with
a contestant on the
the end of our
Actor/Director Leonard Nimoy.
nationally broadcast
alleged “wild
radio show Quiz Kids. A few decades
Hollywood lifestyle.” But before long,
later, Harve had graduated to producing
Harve Bennett, too, slipped out of L.A
hit shows: The Mod Squad, The Six Million
to retire, landing in the Rogue Valley.
Dollar Man, and television’s first miniHe settled in Jacksonville, in a house on
series, Rich Man, Poor Man.
South Applegate Street. You may have
Harve won an Emmy Award for
walked next to him on California Street,
producing 1982’s TV movie A Woman
or dined next to him at the Jacksonville
Called Golda. He’d cast Leonard Nimoy
Inn. We enjoyed a meal with the Harve
as Golda’s Meir’s husband, and the two
at the Inn, a pleasant reunion where we
men struck up a friendship—which came
reminisced about the work we’d done
in handy not long after as Harve took
with Leonard and with him.
on the task of creating the second Star
These two amazing men passed away
Trek movie. Its predecessor, Star Trek:
the same week, Leonard Nimoy at his
The Motion Picture (1979), was a hit at the
home in Los Angeles on February 27,
box office, but not with the critics. That
Harve Bennett at Providence Medford
film was long on visual effects but short
Medical Center on February 25. We were
on action and character, both hallmarks
tremendously fond of them both; they
of the original Star Trek television series.
had a profound influence on our lives.
Even the fans expressed a desire for
There’s little doubt that Star Trek will go
something more like the series they loved. on forever, but two of the brightest stars
Harve studied all 79 episodes of the
in the Final Frontier are gone, and the
original show, analyzing the all-important universe is infinitely poorer.
character interplay. Inspired, he co-wrote:
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State of the Art Presence Art Center
by Hannah West, Southern Oregon Artists Resource

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April Birthstone
Diamond SALE!

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Martini Set Earrings
1/5 ctw
$199 (reg $375)

Yellow Gold Diamond
Martini Set Earrings
1/4 ctw
$249 (reg $452)

Black Diamond Necklace
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The Crown Jewel
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photo by Jim Craven

“Brittilaria”
unveiling a new artwork by

Cheryl D. Garcia

Dedication at the
Britt Festival Grounds
Friday, April 10th 5:30 - 6:30
www.greatmetalwork.com

mericans for the Arts (www.
americansforthearts.org) Ten
Reasons to Support the Arts
Reason #2: “Arts improve academic
performance. Students with an education
rich in the arts have higher GPAs and
standardized test scores, and lower
dropout rates—benefits reaped by
students regardless of socioeconomic
status. Students with 4 years of arts or
music in high school average 100 points
better on their SAT scores than students
with just one-half year of arts or music.”
Impressions—Continuing through
April 26, our Impressions show includes
artworks in oils, watercolor, encaustic,
acrylic, photography, fused glass and
jewelry in an array of individual styles.
Tonia Davis’ driftwood birds are one
example of the extraordinary works
included in this exhibit. She tells us the
birds are hidden in the driftwood and
she simply coaxes them out for us to see.
Come and enjoy these unique works of art!
Art Presence Authors Read—Our
first round of author readings was well
attended, and we thank the community
for their support for our authors and this
exciting new program! We now represent
15 Jacksonville authors who write a
variety of books from novels in diverse
genres and cookbooks to trail guides and
poetry—all yours to view and purchase.
On Saturday, April 4, come enjoy
readings and get signed copies of books
by two novelists:
1:00pm: John Sack reads from his novel
Angel's Passage and a short story from
Trappist Tales
2:00pm: Christin Weber reads from her
novel Altar Music and memoir, The Edge of
Tenderness
Offsite Exhibits—Visit our offsite
exhibits for more original art created by
Art Presence members:
• Katharine Gracey shows her
paintings at Pioneer Village from
April 10–July 10
• Art Presence member Catie Faryl
exhibits works in a variety of media at
the Medford Main Library through July
• Anne Brooke’s exhibit of watercolor
paintings in the Jacksonville
Library’s Naversen Room continues
through April

“At The Beach,” Image by Thomas Glassman

“Meandering,” Oil on canvas by Bill Stanton
Life Drawing with Professional
Models—Hone your skills in life drawing
sessions with professional models!
Sessions take place in our classroom every
Monday from 1:00–3:00pm for $10 per
session. Instruction upon request only. No
need to sign up, just show up!
Schedule our upstairs room for your
class, workshop or meeting! For more
information and to reserve dates, contact
Anne at 541-941-7057 or email her from
the contact form on our website, www.
art-presence.org.
Paul, drawn
from life by
Anne Brooke
at a recent
Art Presence
Life Drawing
Studio

Hannah West is a Jacksonville website designer and art advocate. She
is the creator and editor of the Southern Oregon Artists Resource (www.
soartists.com), serves on the board of Art Presence Art Center, is a core
founding member of the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon and curates the
monthly art exhibits at GoodBean cafe. See some of her art and web design
work at www.hannahwestdesign.com.

Celebrate the Arts 2015 Cancelled
for Courthouse Construction
Over the past 18 years, we have been
delighted to have talented artisans
presenting at the Jacksonville Celebrates
the Arts (CTA) event on the Historic
Courthouse grounds. It has been
an incredible boost to Jacksonville’s
community over the Labor Day weekend
with the influx of talent and shoppers in
town in search of unique art and to enjoy
the entertainment and food at the festival
and in our historic community.
The booth rental payments have
gone into a dedicated account for the
purpose of building a large, energyefficient, multi-use community center
in the heart of downtown that will
serve all residents, its environs, and
visitors. We are happy to announce
that we are actively moving forward
with that project this year and that our
time and expertise is being directed
toward accomplishing this task. Our
decision not to hold CTA this year
also comes at a time during which the
City plans to renovate portions of the
Historic Courthouse, which our festival
surrounds. Given these circumstances,
Jacksonville Celebrate the Arts will be
postponed to 2016.

We extend our heart-felt appreciation
to all of you for your enthusiastic
support and dedication to art over
the years. Many visitors look forward
to seeing and purchasing the unique
artworks from new and returning artists
every year. Public announcements
are being made including the plan to
bring renewed energy to Jacksonville
Celebrates the Arts over Labor Day
weekend in 2016.
The new Jacksonville Community
Center building will include a large
room (capacity 150-200) with stage
and technology; smaller break-out
rooms, commercial event kitchen, and
courtyard. The multi-use plans for the
Jacksonville Community Center include
workshops, events, and display areas in
which we hope many of you will enjoy
participating in or teaching.
If you have use ideas or requests, please
send them to Jacksonville Community
Center, P.O. Box 1435, Jacksonville, OR
97530 or my email, as we are considering
user needs during the planning construction
phase: Jeanena Whitewilson jeanena@
charter.net, CTA Event Coordinator, VicePresident Jacksonville Community Center.

April 2015

Focus on Hanley Farm by

Emma Abby, Educational Programs Coordinator

Lessons from Hanley Farm’s Farmers

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his month we had the pleasure of
interviewing Elizabeth Worcester
of Daisy Creek Farm. Now in
their 4th season of leading the agricultural
activities at Hanley Farm, we learned more
about no-till agriculture and what we can
expect to see at the Farm this season.
What is no-till agriculture?—NoTill agriculture is the practice of not
turning over and
pulverizing the
soil. By leaving the
soil intact and also
layering on mulch,
a soil-ecosystem
is able to develop.
A functioning
ecosystem can
do the work of
providing nutrients,
aerating the soil,
and keeping plants
healthy the way
nature intended. No-till fosters life and
diversity, which in turn can solve a lot of
your gardening woes.
How have these practices affected the
garden over these past few years?—Every
year we have not tilled the soil, and
instead layered on mulch, the richness
and diversity in the soil has increased.
We have seen a sharp decrease in pest
populations and increase in predator
soil insects such as predaceous ground
beetles, centipedes, spiders, and ants.
These natural predators keep "pest"
species in-check, and make it possible
to grow food without the supplement of
chemicals. Even organic pesticides are
still pesticides, which means they kill soil
life. The goal is to do less work. We think

of no-till as 'Smart Farming' or 'Ecological
Farming' using our knowledge of plant
biology and soil ecology to do the work
for us! It is really a wonderful way to
grow things.
What other agricultural activities
are happening at the Farm?—We have a
variety of livestock that we pasture on 20
acres. There are goats, sheep, donkeys,
llamas, and we
also have a flock
of chickens that
are kept in the
historic chicken
coop. We are
looking forward
to this year’s
lambs, kids, and
chicks! Keep
an eye-out for
Spring babies
bouncing around
on Hanley Hill.
What can the community expect to see
from the garden this year?—We are going
to have a nice variety of produce for sale
this season at the Jacksonville Farmers
Market (Sundays from 9:00am-1:00pm
at the Courthouse.) We will have several
kinds of potatoes and onions, as well as
flowers, herbs, garlic, greens, cabbage,
broccoli, our famous beets and much more!
For more information about Hanley Farm
or upcoming events, please visit us online
at www.hanleyfarm.org or www.sohs.org;
call 541-773-6536 ext. 1002; and LIKE our
Hanley Farm Facebook page. Hanley Farm,
owned and operated by the Southern Oregon
Historical Society, is located at 1053 Hanley
Road, between Jacksonville and Central Point.
Photo: Elizabeth Worcester

Pioneer Village presents...

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Everyone is
welcome
to attend!

featuring

Katharin

Fine art Treasures
Thursday
April 9, 2015
4:30 pm
to
6:30 pm

Our featured talent is local artist,
Katharine Gracey. She will be
here to speak about
herself and her work.
Her art will be displayed
Enter to Win
in the dining room
a Two Night
for viewing and
Stay in
for sale.

Jacksonville!

• Live music
• Wine & Hors d’oeuvres
will be served

Tours
available
during this
event!

For Katharine
Gracey, art
is about life
and dreams
and telling
stories about
places and
people that are there
and not there. Inspired
by Italian and French
countrysides, as well
as her native southern
Oregon surroundings,
Katharine’s observations
and experiences at
home and on her travels
translate beautifully into
whimsical vignettes and
landscapes.

RSVP to 541-899-6825
by April 6, 2015

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“Furniture is one of

the most intimate products any of
us will acquire. We share our meals
around it. We rock our babies in it.
We furnish the places of our lives so
our families will love returning
home, so our friends will look
forward to visiting.
None of us is aching to inherit our
grandmother’s car or television, but
her china cabinet would be a prized
possession. Great furnitures creates,
and carries, memories across time.
What makes one piece of furniture
an heirloom while another remains
humdrum? Special design, painstaking craft and construction, a
history. These lend permanence
and meaning to what would otherwise be just an object.”

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Central Point, OR 97502
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Pioneer Profiles:

"Oregon's Main Street"
by Carolyn Kingsnorth
In the mid-1800s, the promise of gold and free land lured fortune seekers and settlers to the
newly-formed Oregon Territory. They were soon followed by merchants who amassed their own
wealth selling supplies to the miners and farmers. This ongoing series shares the stories of these
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ith spring and summer
vacations looming, some of
you will be driving over the
Siskiyous to visit family and friends in
California; others may be looking forward
to guests making the trip in reverse.
Possible weather and traffic issues aside,
drivers and passengers will be experiencing
the luxury of riding on a four-to-six lane
Interstate Highway in a comfortable
automobile. Our pioneer forebears would
have been amazed and envious!
When Cornelius Beekman came to
Jacksonville in 1853 as an express rider
for Cram Rogers & Company, he made
the 65 mile trip to Yreka twice a week
by horseback or mule. He followed the
Siskiyou Trail blazed by Hudson Bay
Company trappers in the 1820s that
roughly followed an ancient network of
Native American footpaths.
In 1837, Ewing Young, an enterprising
Californian, drove a herd of 700 cattle
over the trail to sell to the British and
American settlers in Oregon. This three
month effort, a
monumental task,
helped widen and
establish the trail.
When gold
was discovered
in California in
1848, Oregonians
dreaming of
striking it rich
poured over the
Siskiyou Pass en
route to the Mother Lode. With the 1851
discovery of gold in Southern Oregon,
the migration reversed directions. The
mountain crossing was a rough and
difficult passage best made on foot or
horseback. Few wagons tried it, and only
in summer months. But soon enough,
entrepreneurs stepped in to fill the
demand for a “real road” brought on by
the “population explosion.”
In the 19th Century, governments
didn’t usually build roads; they granted
permission for private investors to
spend money and labor on such projects.
Investors were then allowed to collect
a toll for their enterprise. In 1857, the
Oregon Territorial Legislature granted
permission for a toll road over the
Siskiyous. It was built by the Thomas
brothers, and owned and operated for
the next 10 years by Lindsay Applegate
of Applegate Trail fame. The first toll was
collected in August 1859.
Known as the Siskiyou Mountain
Wagon Road, it was the first “engineered”
road over the mountain crest that
separates California and Oregon. Surveys
were done to determine a routing that
varied slightly from the Siskiyou Trail; a
little excavation was done; a few culverts
put in. Road construction, done largely
by hand with the aid of slip scrapers,
followed the circuitous route designed
to avoid serious obstacles, soft soil, and
Indian encampments.
A toll station was built just north of
the pass. In a 1921 article for the Oregon
Historical Society quarterly, Applegate’s
daughter Alice described growing up in
that toll station.
“Every day the road was thronged. There
were immense freight wagons drawn by six
yoke of oxen, towering Marietta wagons
drawn by six span horses. The lead span had
[bells] attached to their iron collars... to warn
other teams [since] there were only occasional
places on the narrow grade where these teams
could pass one another. There were the long
trains of 50, 60, 80 pack mules all following
the bell mare in single file. Twice daily the
great red and yellow stage coaches [came]
swinging by, drawn by six splendid horses."
There were peddlers, wagons piled
high with apples, heading for the

mining camps of the Sierra Nevada. And
there were long trains of travel-stained
immigrants with their weary ox teams
crossing from California into Oregon.
“Think what the feelings of these people
must have been when they crossed the
Siskiyou mountains and beheld the promised
land, the Rogue Valley, lying like a beautiful
garden between the mountain ranges.”
But life in the toll house was not always
easy or safe. Natural elements contributed
to the difficulty and danger. The wagon
road had to be maintained and the snow
packed to keep the road open in winter.
“When winter came and the snow fell deep
on the Siskiyous…father used several yoke
of oxen and a big bob sled to keep the road
open to travel. Sometimes the snow would
fall steadily, filling the road behind them, and
the weary oxen would have to travel back and
forth over the long mountain grade.”
The human elements could be equally
dangerous since not everyone traveling
the toll road was a savory character. Alice
recalled that all sorts of adventurers—
men and women
alike—came across
the Siskiyous
seeking their
fortunes. Modoc
and Piute Indians
frequently made
travel unsafe.
Profits hardly
justified the danger
and effort. At $1.50
per loaded wagon,
and five cents for a horse, cow or pig, the
venture was not a source of riches. There
would have been little profit at all if not
for the two daily stages which paid $40$80 a month for passage. Of the $107 in
tolls collected in December 1866, $80 was
paid by the California Stage Co.
The stages ran from Sacramento,
California, to Portland, Oregon. What
made them profitable was a lucrative
contract to carry the U.S. Mail. The
contract required that the mail be carried
from point to point in seven days in
summer, twelve days in winter. This 710mile route was the second longest stage
run in the U.S.
With completion of the railroad, the
last stagecoach traversed the pass on
December 18, 1887, the day following
the official Golden Spike ceremony
in Ashland. However, the toll road
continued to operate until 1915, when
the Pacific Highway, a “national auto
trail,” was constructed over essentially
the same route. It was straighter and
wider, but it was still a dirt road.
Following a statewide “Get Out of the
Mud” campaign, Jackson County voters
approved a half million dollar bond issue
to improve and grade the road. By 1921,
the Jackson County portion of the Pacific
Highway offered a paved surface from
county line to county line.
In 1945, the Oregon Highway
Commission designated the Pacific
Highway the “official inter-regional
north-south route through Oregon.” The
federal government designated it U.S.
Highway 99.
When the old highway was replaced by
I-5 in 1967, bits and pieces of the Siskiyou
Road were incorporated into the Interstate.
So the next time you cross the Siskiyous,
appreciate your ease of travel and give a
salute to the road that historian George
Kramer dubbed “Oregon’s Main Street!”
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 life through programs and activities. Visit
us at www.historicjacksonville.org and follow
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events and more Jacksonville history.

April 2015

Digging Jacksonville – Artifacts 6:
Animal Bones

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by Kyle Crebbin

Thai House

n 2013, the Southern Oregon
These different avenues can all tell
University Laboratory of
us something about the relationships
Anthropology (SOULA) excavated
between people living in the past. Faunal
a burned house in what was formerly
analysis can be used to explore these
Jacksonville’s Chinese Quarter.
relationships—the bones excavated from
Thousands of bones, or faunal remains,
sites such as the Chinese Quarter record
from a variety of animals were recovered
the evidence of these interactions in the
in the dig. All artifacts can tell us
form of butchery marks. By analyzing
something unique about their time and
these markings and comparing them
place in history and
to what we know
the people who
about butchering
made or used them.
techniques, tools, and
Different kinds of
cultural perceptions
items tell different
about food we can
stories—an arrowhead
reconstruct the network
might say something
of relationships that led
about where someone
to the remains finally
was hunting, or
being deposited at our
This pig jaw was just one of the
where they crafted
site. For example, the
thousands of fragments of butchered
their tools, while an
tools and techniques
animal bones recovered from the
unassuming rusty
used at the Orth
Jacksonville Chinese Quarter.
tin might tell what
Butcher Shop likely
brand of tobacco they
differed greatly
preferred. Judging by
from those used by
the extensive evidence
the Chinese butcher
of butchery, and the
living elsewhere in
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variety of the excavated
town. If it is found
animal remains, we
that the household
can learn something
was purchasing meat
about the occupants of
from the Orth shop
the Chinese Quarter,
rather than from the
as these bone artifacts
Chinese butcher, we
represent the remains
could presume that
of meals eaten by the
the different ethnic
A cluster of pig jaws in place
residents.
communities living in
during the excavation.
However, the story
Jacksonville were not
doesn’t end there. Questions regarding
as divided as it might be expected. With
the details of how those bones came to be
such analysis we can learn about the
deposited emerge: “Where did the meat
social and economic reality of the people
come from?” “What kinds of animals
living in the house prior to its destruction.
were being eaten?” “How were these
A better understanding gained from a
animals butchered?” These questions
modest pile of old bones.
might seem uncomplicated at first, but
The excavations in the Jacksonville
they all have the potential to help us
Chinese Quarter were funded by the City of
greater understand the complexity of life
Jacksonville and the Oregon Department of
for people living in the past.
Transportation.
Let’s look at “Where did the meat
Kyle Crebbin received his B.S. in
come from?” We know that the residence
Anthropology from SOU last spring, and
that was excavated sat next door to
currently on staff with Southern Oregon
Take California St
S. Oregon
Applegate
Granite Ridge
the Orth Butcher Shop, where many
University Laboratory of Anthropology
of Jacksonville’s residents during the
(SOULA). He did his senior thesis on
19th century went to purchase meat.
a collection of pig mandibles recovered
We also have documentation of local
from the Jacksonville
ranchers selling pigs to members of the
Chinese Quarter Site.
Chinese community. On top of that,
You can reach SOULA
census records indicate a Chinese butcher
by contacting Chelsea
lived in Jacksonville during this time
Rose at rosec@sou.edu
For more information please visit...
period. Chinese residents also purchased
and follow SOULA on
foodstuff exported from mainland China,
facebook/Southern Oregon
www.
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so “traditional” food items were often
University Laboratory of
available for Chinese residing on the
Anthropology.
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News from the Friends of
Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery
by Dirk J. Siedlecki, President – FOJHC

Photo by Jim Craven

Celebrate Spring at
Red Lily Vineyards!
Discover award-winning wines, delicious food
and scenic views along the Applegate River.
~Closed Easter Sunday~

Photo by Tonya Poitevint

11777 Hwy 238
12 miles West of Jacksonville
(541) 846.6800
www.redlilyvineyards.com
Open Thursday-Sunday 11-5 p.m.

Cemetery Marker Cleaning and
Please check our website at www.
Workshops Resume on April 18,
friendsjvillecemetery.org for additional
2015—Join us for a fun and worthwhile
details or call Dirk at 541 826-9939
volunteer project helping clean grave
A Big Thank You to the Jacksonville
markers in our Pioneer Cemetery. This
Boosters Club and Foundation—The
will be our third year offering these
members of the Jacksonville Boosters
workshops with our trained volunteers
Club have once again selected the
helping to clean and preserve the
Cemetery as a Community Project. A few
markers. In 2013 and 2014, volunteers
years back they did an outstanding job of
cleaned 244 markers, which is quite a
cleaning-up, repairing and repainting the
remarkable number. We meet on the
Sexton's Tool House, which was a major
third Saturday of
undertaking. This
each month on
year they will
April 18, June 20,
be repairing and
July 18, August 15,
repainting the
and September
exterior of the
19. There is no
restrooms along
workshop or
with replanting
cleaning in May
the beds that
as it conflicts with
surround the
preparing the
building. In
cemetery grounds
addition, two
for the Memorial
new benches
Day Holiday.
will be placed
Please meet at
along with the
the Sexton's Tool
existing picnic
House, at the top of Linda DeWald and Carol Knapp at September 2014 table, (that will
marker cleaning and workshop.
the Cemetery Road,
be refurbished)
with plenty of parking available within
making for a nice quiet and comfortable
the cemetery grounds. Dress accordingly
place to sit, relax and have your lunch
as you may get a little wet. In the warmer
within the cemetery grounds. The Friends
months you may want to consider
of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery
sunscreen and a hat. You may also want
sincerely thank the Boosters Club for
to bring a stool or folding chair to sit on.
choosing the Cemetery for one of their
We start at 9:00am and usually work until 2015 projects. I am sure that family
around noon. If you are not available for
members, friends, visitors and volunteers
the full three hours, no problem, an hour
will all appreciate the Boosters'
or two will be a wonderful help, as well.
generosity and all they do for the
All the necessary tools and equipment,
community and the City of Jacksonville.
along with instructions on proper cleaning
Three cheers for the Boosters!!!
techniques, will be provided.
Photo: Mary Siedlecki

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News Updates on the Jacksonville
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Jacksonville
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Community Center TEAM

uild the Building" momentum
continues to have more
volunteers joining the team each
month to assist in getting the new multiuse Jacksonville Community Center
built. These volunteers have a variety of
expertise that’s just what’s needed. It’s as
though putting the energy out there, and
they come.
Letters of intent for future use are
coming in from other organizations and
clubs that have been using the small
Sampson House for their meetings,
small events, rehearsals, preparing for
Jacksonville’s decorating, parades, and
flag flying. When people hear about this
rejuvenated momentum, they are reaching
into their pockets to make donations.
Others are letting us know how they will
use the future building rooms. Some have
made suggestions of what they can do
to bring more interest to this downtown
Community Center area … ultimately
increasing downtown business.
Have you noticed how busy
downtown has gotten on the weekends
with bicyclers, photographers, families
hiking and runners in the woodlands, and
the coffee shops and others abuzz with
visitors? Imagine that same destination
energy during the week with visitors, but
also local residents whose children and
themselves have a local place for a variety
of activities right here in town.
April is Volunteer Recognition Month.
This is the perfect opportunity to thank
the former 21 Founders and Board
Members who stepped-up after the
Brown Bag Book Club (1992–Ann Allen)
and formed a Seniors Club (1995) and
raised and donated $5,000 from sales, and
private donations (Vern Beebe $10,000,
Lyons Club $200) which were donated
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to the City of Jacksonville toward the
purchase of the Sampson property. The
City had just sold the telephone building
(today Quady North) and combined those
donations with building-sale funds to
purchase the property at Main and 4th
Streets on June 9th, 1998 for the purpose
of a Community Center.
The Mission Statement, logo, and
non-profit Jacksonville Community
Center were developed (2001):
“Create a Community Center to
serve as a gathering place for all
ages in the extended area of the City
of Jacksonville and its environs.”
Donation of $10,000 from Jane
Carpenter/Carpenter Foundation and
an additional $2,351 donation from the
Seniors, Inc. Collectibles Thrift sales
developed the plans.
Several of the original Community
Center Board members have gone on to
Boosters Club and Foundation Boards,
Garden Club, Chamber of Commerce,
and Church leaders continuing to serve
Jacksonville, volunteering with those
activities listed above. Thank you for
your spirit of volunteering to create
that ambience of “Small Town with Big
Atmosphere” (Whit Parker’s coined phrase).
Now we are building another great
team to complete the project’s task that
has maintained a solid community
foundation with the guidance of Board
President Jerry Ferronato and others. I
was reminded by a very special person
a long time ago that Together Everyone
Achieves More.
Thank you to all the Jacksonville
Community Center Volunteers and to
those who contribute to energizing the
Sampson House property. Let’s keep the
energy growing ... Team Jacksonville!

April 2015

A Few Minutes with the Mayor
by Paul Becker

On Email and More!

A

s you
know, this
column
seldom devotes
attention to affairs outside of Jacksonville;
numerous other news and opinion outlets
exist for such information. However,
reports on the national level about Hillary
Clinton's emails prompted me to join in
the conversation, so please bear with me.
It matters not your political party,
your gender, your age... the rules apply
to everyone and anyone. Those rules are
very explicit—if you hold office in any
capacity whatsoever... your emails DO
NOT BELONG TO YOU! They become
part of the public record and are subject
to the same rules of transparency that all
other documents are under. And there are
no exceptions other than in rare instances
involving security or litigation.
Every City Councilor working on your
behalf has been instructed about this. So
have I, your Mayor. These are the rules:
emails involving City business are to
be done using the City email address
assigned to us. That address is NOT
supposed to be used for personal email
when it can be avoided, only City email.
That email is NOT to be deleted unless
it is trash unconnected with official
business. These are the rules your elected
officials live by.
Personal email is NOT subject to this
rule of retention and transparency.
However, and this is the heart of the
matter, if City business is conducted
on a personal account... IT MUST
BE TRANSFERRED TO THE CITY
ACCOUNT! Because of this requirement,
personal computers may be subject to
search and seizure under Court orders
in criminal matters pertaining to City
business when there is reason to believe
the account holder has failed to fulfill
their legal obligation in this regard.

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Every one of us is aware of these
regulations. You should expect all of
your elected representatives to follow legal
procedures. Failing to do so is a violation of
the oath they swore when they took office.
I believe in my last column I mentioned
something about how our elected
representatives behave at the state and
federal levels. My complaint centered on
how they vote on issues... voting on straight
party lines as if one party was always right
and the other always wrong. The excuses
given for this always seem to come down
to internal party politics. "If I don't vote
the way I am instructed, I'll never be able
to introduce any legislation of my own."
Perhaps this is where the corruption begins.
What is the difference? A mob leader telling
his hired thugs what to do, or an elected
representative telling everyone in office
how to vote and what to say? Of course,
you may say the mob leader wasn't elected
by the people, but it's that very difference
that makes what our representatives do
even worse. Furthermore, it fosters the
culture of corruption. And when was the
last time you heard someone running for
political office talk about this? Virtually
everyone running feels they have no choice
but to adapt to "the system." Adapt to a
culture of corruption!
What I have described lies at the very
heart of the brouhaha in Washington.
It was the federal government that
legislated the very legislation that has
been ignored. In this case, what's good
for the goose is NOT good for the gander
and Mrs. Clinton is all too well aware of
that, as well as any and all of the other
government officials who would treat
this as unimportant. It is important! It is
important for your own city government
who must adhere to this rule. It is a part
of the very fabric that floats in this culture
of corruption and as citizens, we need to
start saying enough is enough.

Friday, May 8
5:30pm-7:30pm

Spaghetti
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Spaghetti, green salad,
garlic bread, dessert and a beverage
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$8 general admission • $5 seniors and kids
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Purchase tickets from the Jacksonville Fire Department
at 180 N 3rd St., Monday thru Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm
50/50 raffle of prizes at 6:00pm & 7:00pm
This fundraiser benefits Jacksonville Engine Company #1
volunteer firefighters association. Proceeds from the event
go towards new fire equipment and prepares firefighters
with more hands-on training of the equipment.
Engine Company #1 Hats & T-shirts will be for sale
at the event. Shirts $20 each or 2 for $30, Hats $20.

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

February 17 to March 15, 2015
Call Type – Total Calls
Alarm - 3
Animal Complaint - 4
Assault - 4
Assist - Other Gov't/
Law Enforcement
Agencies - 58
Assist Public - 218
City Ordinance - 5

Civil - 3
Domestic - 4
Fraud - 1
Impound - 1
Missing Person - 2
Motor Vehicle Collision - 2
Noise - 3
Parking Complaint - 1

Property Found - 1
Property Lost - 1
Subpoena Service - 2
Suicide - 1
Suspicious - 18
Traffic/Roads All - 2
Unsecure Premise - 1
Weapon Law - 1

Jacksonville Firewise Spring Activities
A recent quote from Brian Ballou, Fire
Prevention Specialist with the Oregon
Department of Forestry states:
"It is especially important during these dry
years in southwest Oregon to help firefighters
defend homes against wildfire. Neighbors
who work together to remove potentially
flammable brush, dry grass and other
vegetation from around their homes,
greatly increase the chance that
homes will survive a wildfire."
That is exactly what the
national Firewise program
was designed to accomplish
and why Jacksonville, along
with numerous other Jackson
County communities, is
embracing this effort.
During April, we have a number
of activities planned to help homeowners
do just that in our area.
The first event is a city-wide Firewise
Awareness Day, which will take place
at the Jacksonville Fire Hall, 180 N. 3rd
Street on Saturday, April 18, 9:00amNoon. Information and demonstrations
will include how to create defensible
space around your home, which specific
plants should be removed and replaced
with plants that are attractive and less
flammable alternatives. You’ll have the

opportunity to see exactly why some
plants are so dangerous when placed near
homes and proven examples of effective
defensible space designs. Smokey the
Bear will also be on hand to show the
little ones how they can be of help, too!
The following two Saturdays
will be debris collection Firewise
Days. The neighbors in the
Firewise certified neighborhood
of Westmont will again have
access to free disposal of their
landscape debris on Saturday,
April 25, 9:00am-2:00pm.
On Saturday, May 2nd,
9:00am-2:00pm, the soon-tobe certified neighborhood of
the Gold Terrace area will have
their first free debris collection
day. Residents are asked to bring only
landscape debris to the large disposal
bins and assist our volunteers with the
collection process. Plastic bags may be
used to transport the debris but cannot be
thrown into the dumpsters.
To learn more about Firewise and
how your neighborhood can be added
to this program, please join us on April
18 at the Fire Hall or call our Firewise
Coordinator, Michele Brown-Riding at
541-787-7383 for information.

City Snapshot
Courthouse Bid Approval: Council
approved three contracts for Phase I in
the renovation of the historic courthouse
into city offices. Kistler, Small & White
Architects was awarded the contract
for architectural drawings for $25,500.
Pacific Fire won the bid for a two-floor
fire suppression system for $83,617 and
Ausland Construction was awarded the
seismic upgrade/retrofit contract for
$221,150. Phase I work is expected to
commence in the coming weeks and will
be completed by mid-June.
Fire Department Annual Report: Chief
Devin Hull reported that his department
responded to 584 service calls in 2014,
65% of which were medically-related,
excluding auto accidents. Thanks to
internal departmental improvements,
insurance company risk ratings have
dropped, effectively reducing the cost of
fire insurance policies for homeowners.
Hull also reported on the success
of several department/community
outreach programs including the Map
Your Neighborhood Program, Firewise
Program, CERT, the senior check-in
program and ongoing community
education classes. Hull and Council
discussed the possible need for a smaller,
emergency medical response vehicle to
reduce increasing costs associated with
rolling the larger fire engine to all calls,
whether medical or fire-related. Hull said
the highest number of in-town service
calls occurs in July and December. A full
copy of Hull’s report may be found online
at www.cityofjacksonvilleoregon.com.
Parks Committee: Councilor Criss
Garcia, Chair of the Parks Committee
notified Council that after 20 years
serving the community, Patricia Dahl
was stepping down as Chair but will
remain on the committee as a member.
Council discussed the need for a “pine
beetle” infestation tour of the Woodlands
and Forest Park, a date for which will be
announced soon. This action was initiated
after 29 infested pines were removed from
the Sarah Zigler trail head in early March.
Due to drought conditions, pine trees
throughout the city are at an increased
risk of disease and premature death.
Reservoir permit extension:
Administrator Jeff Alvis announced the
city requested a 6-month extension on its
plans to remove/notch Jacksonville’s dam
and spillway. The extension is needed to
respond to concerns raised during a 30-

day comment period by the Department
of State Lands, the entity approving the
needed permit. Plans to notch the 102
year-old dam were reviewed by ODFW
which raised concerns about sediment
stability, water turbidity and erosion
issues that could disturb fish habitat
downstream. Furthermore, a Department
of Agriculture-mandated count of the rare
lily species, “Gentner’s fritillary” will also
be required before a state permit can be
issued. The delay means that it’s unlikely
any work will begin until early 2016.
Parking Plans: Councilor David
Jesser, Chair of the Parking Commission,
reported the commission is investigating
new locations for expanded visitor
parking including the Century Link
parking lot behind the library and
portions of a right of way near the
lumber yard.
Planning Department News: In her
Year-End Report, Planner Amy Stevenson
said that in 2014 the department issued
154 building permits, including 21
for new homes, 22 for remodels and
18 for commercial remodels. Permit
applications of all kinds were up
significantly in 2014 over 2013. Tackling
the code revision, a Comprehensive Plan
Amendment and updating the Buildable
Lands Inventory will be a main focus for
her department in 2015.
Highway 238 Banners: Event/promo
banners flying over California Street may
be endangered due to changes in policy
from ODOT, the agency with authority
to regulate their use. Although Council
learned ODOT would prefer no banners
hanging over the state highway, the
program will continue with modifications.
Applications and approvals will now
be handled by city staff and include a
$25 admin fee in addition to the $175 fee
charged by Fire Department Engine Co.
#1, the non-profit group installing and
removing the banners.
Visitors Center Changes: Outgoing
Chamber of Commerce President Tim
Balfour presented plans to alter the hours
of operation for the VC. The Chamber was
then granted wide latitude to allow its
new Executive Director to use discretion
in operating the center based on new
models. Council expressed its support
and confidence in the Chamber to operate
the center as efficiently as possible with
its unanimous vote. See Chamber Chat on
page 14 for more information.

For Jacksonville City Council Meeting Minutes, Agendas/Packets
and Audio Files, please visit www.jacksonvilleor.us
and click on the City Council tab.

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Chamber Chat

by Tim Balfour, Executive Director
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
Staffing Changes at Visitors Center

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partners, and serving as the primary
destination marketing contact. In
addition, we will provide oversight
for the VIC—staff training, reference
materials, facilities and collateral. The
newly-created staffing model also entails
supporting the Chamber Board for member
relations and promotional activities.
Shortly, there will be 3-4 part-time
staff positions created for the Visitor
Information Center (VIC) with this new
staff focused exclusively on serving
visitors in-person, over the phone
and via email to create the very best
visitor experience. The salaries for these
positions come entirely from the TRT
allocation for the VIC. We will also be
making changes in the hours of staffed
operations, a move that was recently
unanimously supported by the City
Council. Additional enhancements in
self-service components of the VIC will be
another focus, as well.
The creation of this new staffing model
by the Chamber Board replaced the
position of Visitor Information Center
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by Sandi Torrey for 13 years. She had
established an incredible foundation
upon which the Chamber is now building
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I welcome your questions and
comments through the Visitor
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Recently, a meeting was held with
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installation of a community garden at
the school. The concept of the garden
is to teach local students to plant, tend,
harvest, and hopefully sell their produce
at the Jacksonville Farmers Market.
Our Rotary group has been asked to be
involved—possibly building the garden
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On Money & More:
Happy Birthday Bull Market!

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by Erich & Matt Patten, Cutler Investment Group

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s I write, the stock market is
celebrating six years from the
lows of the Great Recession.
On March 6, 2009, the S&P 500 fell to
an inauspicious level of 666. It has since
climbed relentlessly, with a recent high
over 2100. This phenomenal recovery has
been the result of a confluence of events:
unprecedented Federal Reserve policy,
steeply-depressed stock valuations, and
a moderate economic recovery. The first
two of these variables no longer exist
today, and the bull market’s legs rest on
the continuation of what has been tepid
GDP growth. Will this be enough to
sustain the bull market going forward?
Before I attempt to answer that
question, let me pause for a few words
of caution. Most investors fail to time
the market effectively. In fact, the vast
majority of individual investors react
to market movements in ways that are
destructive to their investment goals.
That is why we would recommend that
your portfolio consist of a balance of
investments, such as stocks and bonds
that may be able to weather a market
pullback. With the stock market near
all-time highs, this is a great time to
revisit your portfolio to make sure
it is positioned appropriately. Many
investors were caught flat-footed in
the technology bubble, when they
failed to rebalance their portfolio after
strong gains. While today is not a
similar environment, the discipline of
rebalancing remains important.
OK, now on to the market. What should
we make of a six-year bull market?
The length of the bull market is not
unprecedented, so we cannot assume
that stocks will fall just because they
have gone up. After all, there has been
significant recovery from the financial
crisis that justifies higher stock prices.
Additionally, we cannot assume that the
market will correct, even though we are
approaching four years without a 10%
correction. After all, the past does not
predict the future. We would, however,
note that the single most powerful
economic variable in recent years, interest
rates, is in transition in 2015. Most
forecasters believe interest rates will begin
to rise at the June or September Federal
Reserve Board of Governors meetings.
This could be the signal the markets need
to finally provide the ebbs and flows (i.e.
ups and downs, not just ups) that are

normal and healthy for equity market
investors. Yes, healthy. This implies that
a correction can provide a base for stocks
to move higher, as investors with low
conviction sell their positions. We believe
that 2015 may be the year where this
correction occurs.
Where we go from here, however, will
not be defined by a single correction.
Even with the anticipated rate hikes,
interest rates are near historic lows. We
believe long-term rates could stay low,
as global investors seek the safety and
relatively high yields of US bonds. The
economy continues to grow, which is
supportive of stock prices. In short, it is
possible that the market could sell-off in
the midst of a continuing bull market. In
our view, this seems to be the most likely
scenario for the current year. If you would
like to discuss our market outlook at any
time, please give us a call.
All opinions and data included in this
commentary are as of March 6, 2015 and
are subject to change. The opinions and
views expresses herein are of Cutler
Investment Counsel, LLC and are not
intended to be a forecast of future
events, a guarantee of future results or
investment advice. This information
should not be used as the sole basis
to make any investment decision. The
statistics have been obtained from
sources believed to be reliable, but
the accuracy and completeness of this
information cannot be guaranteed.
Neither Cutler Investment Counsel,
LLC nor its information providers are
responsible for any damages or losses
arising from any use of this information.
Past performance is no guarantee of
future results. All investments involve
risk, including possible loss of principal
amount invested.
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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PLANNING DEPARTMENT HOURS
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Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
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CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, April 7, 6:00pm (OCH)
PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, April 8, 6:00pm (OCH)
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t looks like 2015 will be a great year
for sellers to sell their homes and
buyers to buy a home! It’s unusual
that it’s a great market for both… but
here is why.
For home sellers: the number of homes
that have resold has increased by 18% and
the median price of those homes sold has
gone up 13%. This is the number of homes
sold in Jackson
County for the last
90 days, December
1st-February 28th,
compared to the
same time last year.
During the same
time, the median
home price in Jackson
County has increased
by 13% to $208,430.
In Jacksonville, the
median home price increased by 28% to
$363,500. Just a reminder that the median
price can increase or decrease due to both
home prices going up and with the mix of
the properties sold. In other words, if four
homes sell for $1,000,000, in one month, in
Jacksonville, that will increase the median
price of home sales but not necessarily the
price of each home sold. However you
look at it, home sales are off to a great
start in 2015!
For home buyers: As homes become
more expensive, you would think it’s
more expensive for buyers to own their
own homes, and it is, but it still costs less
to own than to rent in the majority of
cases. The cost of buying a home is still
only about half the cost of renting.
Zillow, one of the largest real estate
websites, estimates that U.S. homeowners
spend, on average, 15.3% of their income
on monthly mortgage payments. For
younger homebuyers, who typically make
smaller down payments, that figure is
only slightly higher at 17.4%. Renters,
meanwhile, are spending 29.9% of their
monthly income on their living space.

In Jackson County, we are seeing higher
growth in home prices than rental prices
but they are both increasing.
Homes for younger buyers remain
affordable thanks to continued low
mortgage interest rates and many new
loans that allow you to borrow up to
97% of the purchase price. However,
coming up with the down payment and
closing costs is
still a struggle
for many. If a
renter purchases
a $150,000 home,
they will need
$4500 for a down
payment and about
the same amount
for closing costs.
While
continually-rising
rents might be expected to drive more
Americans into purchasing homes, they're
also making it difficult for renters to
save-up for a down payment. In a recent
survey, Freddie Mac found that 61%
of current renters don't expect to buy a
home in the next three years, with half of
respondents saying they can't afford to
save for the initial costs.
For those buyers that can
scrape together a down payment,
homeownership remains very accessible.
It’s nice to have fixed housing payments
and the opportunity to build wealth
through home equity will draw
more buyers out of rentals and into
homeownership.
A few months do not make a year, but
if the numbers keep trending in the same
direction and the interest rates remain
low, 2015 will be a great year for both
buyers and sellers!
Graham Farran is a broker with Expert
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Jacksonville. Please see their ad on the back
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Tile floors in the entry, dining area & kitchen. Covered patio.

2 BR, 1059 sq. ft home w/garage on .17 acre lot in Central Point
with C-4 zoning near the Albertson’s shopping center. Commercial zoning & great location make this a wonderful opportunity!

$254,900

$125,000

5932 Sterling Creek Rd., Jacksonville

Beautiful 19.5 acres with fabulous views, 2 ponds, irrigation and
a very nice 1991 Golden West 1620 sq. ft. manufactured home.
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724 Williams Ct., Medford

Wonderful custom home built in 2006. 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths,
2232 sq. ft. Master suite is on the main level. High ceilings,
beautiful vertical windows and lovely wood, bamboo and tile
floors High quality custom cabinetry throughout the house and
granite countertops in the kitchen. Adjoining .44 acre lot may be
available to sell separately to the buyer of 640 Grove St.

Quiet, private setting outside of Jacksonville in the sunshine. Custom built, one level home on 5 fenced & gated acres w/a 3 car garage. Built in 2005 this home has amazing views, real oak floors,
solid wood doors, a vaulted ceiling in the great room, upgraded
SS kitchen appl’s, & claw foot tub & double shower in master
bathroom. Covered front porch, a deck & patio & small vineyard.

Beautiful East Medford home in Windsor Estates built in 2005.
3 bedrooms plus a large office. Soaring ceilings, open floor plan,
granite and hardwood, custom built in book cases and cabinets,
a handsome gas fire place, jetted tub in master,
covered patios and a spa, oversized garage has parking
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1369 Vista Drive, Central Point

Upper Applegate Rd • 5 acres • Jacksonville

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$409,900

$389,900

Nice 1533 sq. ft. home built in 1998. Open floor plan, lots of
windows, vaulted ceiling in FR & sliding glass door to covered
porch & fenced back yard. Spacious master sut. Finished garage.

$197,900

Close to Applegate Lake. Includes fractional interest in
recreational lot on the river. Standard septic approval.
Seller is having well drilled. Wonderful Views!

Nestled above Jacksonville in Vista Wood Ranch. Underground
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$200,000

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April 2015 Events Calender • More at JacksonvilleReview.com
Jacksonville Art Events
April 2015!

Art Presence Art Center!
Impressions!

Now–April 26: Our
Impressions show includes
artworks in oils, watercolor,
encaustic, acrylic, fused glass
photography, and jewelry in
an array of individual styles.
Come and enjoy these unique
and creative artworks!

• Until April 26: "impressions," Art Presence Art
Center, Courthouse Grounds. See article on page 8.
• Friday, April 3, 8:00pm: ata full moon
night hike, meet at Provolt Store. See article
page 35.

!

Meandering, Bill Stanton

Life Drawing Studio!

Mondays, 1–3pm: Hone your skills in life
drawing sessions with professional models
every Monday from 1–3pm. Instruction
upon request. $10 per session. No need to
sign up, just bring pencils and paper and
come ready to draw!!

Art Presence Offsite Exhibits!

Pioneer Village!
Paintings by Katharine Gracey
on display April 10–July 10!
Medford Library!
Bridge to 2020, monotypes by
Art Presence member Catie
Faryl on display through June!
Jacksonville Library
Watercolors by Anne Brooke
on display through April

• Saturday, April 4, 9:00am: frank carter
!
easter egg hunt. Bigham Knoll field.
See article page 4.
• Saturday, April 4, 1:00-3:00pm: art presence
authors read. Readings by local authors.
See article page 8.
• Sunday, April 5, 2:00-4:00pm: belles & beaus
"easter promenade." California Street,
Downtown Jacksonville. See article page 4.
• Tuesday, April 7 or Thursday, April 9, 6:30pm:
social security workshop, Jones &
Associates. See article and ad page 16.

!
The Bridge, Catie Faryl !

Art Presence Authors Read!!

On Saturday, April 4, come enjoy readings and get signed
copies of books by novelists John Sack at 1pm and
Christin Weber at 2pm.!

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
!
Friday–Sunday. art-presence.org!

GoodBean Coffee!
April 1–30: Encaustics by
Pam Haunschild!

After a career as a social science
professor, Haunschild moved to
a wooded property near Ashland to pursue her interest in
art. Inspired by Oregon’s beauty,
she includes natural elements in
abstract settings in all her paintings, conveying an appreciation
of nature through bright colors
and strong design elements.!
Featured on the back wall is a special painting with an
Easter theme by Chris Weeks.!
165 South Oregon Street ~ 541-899-8740!

South Stage Cellars!
April 3–May 7: Anna Elkins
To Paint is to Love Again!

This retrospective will include
paintings from two decades of
Elkins’ visual arts career, some
of which have never before been
displayed. Reception with fine
wine and complimentary hors
d’oeuvres, and a surprise from
the artist on Saturday, April 11 from 5-8 pm.!
125 South Third Street ~ 541-899-9120!
More at: www.soartists.com!

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

and

• 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.

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• Wednesday, April 8 2:00-6:00pm:
willowcreek custom jewelry
event. See ad page 33.
• Wednesday, April 8, 5:00-7:30pm:
jacksonville elementary bingo
night.
See article page 26.
!
• Thursday, April 9, 4:30-6:30pm: pioneer
village art gala, local artist Katharine
Gracey. See ad on page 9.

• Saturday, April 11: food project pickup
day. See ad on page 24.
• Saturday, April 11, 9:30pm: jwa annual hikea-thon, Doc Griffin Park. See article page 34
• Friday, April 17, 7:00pm: movie night at old
city hall, "King's Row." See article this page.
• Saturday, April 18, 9:00am-Noon: cemetery
marker cleaning & workshop.
See article on page 12.
• Saturday, April 18, 9:00am-Noon: firewise
awareness day, Jacksonville Fire Hall, 180 N.
3rd Street. See article on page 13.
• Thursday, April 23, 10:00am-3:30pm: red cross
blood drive, Bigham Knoll ballroom. See
article page 6.
• Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 24-26:
southern oregon home show,
Jackson County Expo. See ad for hours page 25.
• Saturday, April 25, 5:00-9:00pm: grace
christian/cascade christian
high school annual auction, CCHS
Pavilion, Medford. See article page 6.
• Saturday, May 2, 9:00am-5:00pm & Sunday, May
3, 10:00am-4:00pm: spring garden fair,
Jackson County Expo. See article page 22, and ad page 23.
• Saturday, May 2, 11:00am-4:00pm: may faire,
Madrone Trail Public Charter School. See ad page 27.
• Sunday, May 3, Noon-4:30pm: mai fest, Frau
Kemmling Schoolhaus Brewhaus. See ad page 36.

• Friday, April 10, 5:30-6:30pm: "brittilaria"
unveiling& dedication, a new artwork by
Cheryl D. Garcia, Britt Festival Grounds. See ad page 8.

• Friday, May 8, 5:30-7:30pm: jacksonville
fire dept spaghetti feed, Oddfellows
Lodge. See ad page 13.

• Friday, April 10, 7:30pm: voices of the
applegate spring concert, Historic
Presbyterian Church. See article next page.

• Saturday, May 9, 10:00am-2:00pm:
jacksonville garden club spring
sale, next to Post Office. See article page 22.

April Movie Night at Old City Hall
King's Row is our feature film this month and what a
cast it boasts. The beautiful and talented Ann Sheridan
(whom I fell in love with at the age of ten), Claude Rains
of Casablanca fame, Robert Cummings, Charles Coburn,
Betty Field, and last but not least... President Ronald
Reagan…before he was President! It is perfect casting
for this best-selling novel that everyone said could
never be made into a film. The novel covered teenage
sex, adultery, implied homosexuality, sadism, incest
and insanity. Yet Warner Brothers decided they could
develop a script that would pass the censors. They put
their best writer, Casey Robinson, on it and, though
much of it was sanitized, it turned-out to be a major boxoffice success. Robinson managed to keep the 1900-turnof-the-century “feel” while creating a marvelous film
adaptation showing two young boys growing into
men in small town America. It is definitely regarded as

Reagan's finest film... and in it he has a scene that film
clip audiences will see as long as they have film.
Today... Kings Row is highly regarded, so much so
that the writer Anne Rice recently wrote, "The movie
so condenses and sanitizes the
book that ultimately it completely
betrays the book. Yet somehow, in
spite of that the movie captures the
beauty and feel of the story. It is
true to what the novel says about
evil. I like the movie. I admire it
for what it accomplishes." That is quite a tribute for a
movie made in the days of the Hays office. The book is
out of print with original copies priced far beyond most
pocketbooks... but you can see what Jack Warner created.
Kings Row screens at Old City Hall on Friday, April
17th at 7:00pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.

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Performing Arts in the Rogue Valley
by Lee Greene
Music
4/2 Siskiyou Music Project—Tim &
Myles Thompson—Nashville Father &
Son Duo. PW, Tix: SMP
4/3 7:30p Chamber Music Concerts—
Elias String Quartet; (Mozart, Dutilleux &
Beethoven). SOUMRH; Tix: CM
4/10 7:30p, 4/11 9-5, 4/12 9-1 Northwest
Percussion Festival hosted by SOU
Percussion Ensembles. SOUMRH; Tix:
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4/11 6:30p The Brothers Reed; local
Indie Folk duo celebrate the release of their
new album “Sick as Folk” with special
guest opener Bryna Dean & Skyler Squglio
of 100 Watt Mind. IEC, Tix info: IEC
4/12 3p Dan Gibbs and Mandee Light
Recital; works by Bach, Handel, Verdi,
Ravel, Lukaszewski, Mahler, Mozart,
Sondheim, Faure, Strauss II, and Saite.
SMEC, FREE
4/12 7p Stars on Stage; Jackson County
teen winners competing in statewide solo
music competition perform. CRATE; Tix:
CRATE FREE
4/17 7:30p (SOUMHR), 4/18 7:30p
(CRATE) & 4/19 3p (GPPAC)—Rogue
Valley Symphony—Masterworks Series
IV Concert; featuring guest artists, Portland
based ensemble, 3 Leg Torso; pieces by
Stravinsky and Pulcinella. Tix: RVS
4/17 8p Electric Music & More Concert
Series—Joanne Rand, Psychedelic Folk
Revival Singer/Songwriter. UF, Tix: SCP
4/19 3p Ian McCarty Senior Piano
Recital. SOUMRH; Tix: FREE; Info:
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4/19 7:30p Conor Quinn Senior Tenor
Recital. SOUMRH; Tix: FREE; Info:
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4/23 7:30p Brad White Graduate
Trumpet Recital. SOUMRH; Tix: FREE;
Info: OCASOU
4/25 8p Electric Music & More Concert
Series—Maria Muldaur, Way Past
Midnight: A Multi-Media Retrospective.
UF, Tix: SCP
4/25 7:30p & 4/26 3p Southern Oregon
Repertory Singers—“Americas the
Beautiful”; the eclectic music of North &
Latin America. SOUMRH; Tix: SORS
4/27 Kimberly Fitch Faculty (Strings)
Recital. SOUMRH; Tix: FREE; Info:
OCASOU

4/30 Siskiyou Music Project—Trio
Brasileiro; Choro & Samba music form
Brazil. OSB, Tix: SMP
4/30 Firefall—American rock and folk
rock music multi platinum recording
artists. CRATE; Tix: CRATE
Theater, Film & Dance
4/1, 3, 4, 10, 17, 23 25 & 28—
Fingersmith—a wild ride of a Victorian
crime thriller. OSFBMR; Tix: OSF
4/1, 2, 4, 11, 15, 18,21, 22, 24, 25, 28
& 29—Much Ado About Nothing—
Shakespeare play. OSFBMR; Tix: OSF
4/1-4, 7-12, 14, 16-18, 22-26 & 28-30—
Pericles—Shakespeare play. OSFTHO;
Tix: OSF
4/2, 3, 10, 11, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 24, 29 &
30—Guys and Dolls—hilarious musical
classic from a Damon Runyan story.
OSFBMR; Tix: OSF

Voices of the Applegate Spring Concert
On Friday, April 10, plan on
attending a delightful spring concert
in Jacksonville with the 24-member,
Voices of the Applegate chorus,
directed by Jacksonville native
Blake Weller. Held at the historic
Presbyterian Church at 6th and
California Streets at 7:30pm, the
concert includes a three-piece string
ensemble joined by several members
from the North Medford High Schools
choir. The featured work of the
evening is Pergolesi's “Magnificat,”
a major six-piece cantata celebrating
Mary's joy and Israel's promised
Messiah, sung by choir and soloists.
The rest of the program includes
two pieces celebrating the joys of
life by a river and the ocean, two
movie tunes, including Disney's “The
Little Mermaid,” and a work song

memorializing the myth of John Henry.
Admission is free with donations
sincerely appreciated.

4/2-5, 9-12, 16-19—Sunset Boulevard—
Tony Award winning musical, tale of
faded glory & unfulfilled ambition.”
CAMELOT; Tix: CAMELOT
4/3-5, 7-9, 11, 15, 17-19, 22-25 & 30—
Long Day’s Journey Into Night—Eugene
O’Neill’s ultimate American family drama
masterpiece. OSFTHO; Tix: OSF
4/6 7p OSF Hip-Hop Poetry Open Mic
event; featured artist Clementine von
Radics. OSFBS, Info: OSFW, FREE
4/8-5/17 The Musical of Musicals—
hilarious satire of musical theatre. OCT,
Tix: OCT
4/9-13 2015 Ashland Independent Film
Festival—over 90 documentary, feature,
and short films in five days at Varsity
Theatre, Historic Ashland Armory, and
other venues. Schedule, sites & Tix: AIFF
4/11 7:30p NW Dance Project—“one of
the most dynamic dance troupes in the
country”, Portland-based. CRATE; Tix:
CRATE
4/15, 17-19, 22, 26 & 30 Secret Love in Peach
Blossom Land—A contemporary delight of
Chinese drama. OSFBMR; Tix: OSF
4/26 3p Rogue Valley SILVER STARS—
talent competition from local retirement
communities. CRATE; Tix: CRATE
4/29-30 (& thru 5/31) Arsenic & Old
Lace—a play "so funny that none of us
will ever forget it”; farcical black comedy
of family of insane homicidal maniacs.
CAMELOT; Tix: CAMELOT

LEGEND: Abbreviations for venues, tickets & performances
AIFF: Ashland Ind. Film Festival; http://bit.ly/19GkTKe
CAMELOT: Camelot Theatre, 101 Talent Avenue, Talent; tickets: 541-535-5250,
http://bit.ly/15c4SZu
CM: Chamber Music Concerts; tickets: 541-552-6154, http://bit.ly/1od9M1j
CRATE: Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Av., Medford; tickets: 541-779-3000,
www.craterian.org
GPPAC: Grants Pass Performing Arts Center, 725 NE Dean Dr., Grants Pass
IEC: Imperial Event Center, 40 N. Front St., Medford, OR. 97501; info:
www.imperialeventcenter.com
OCT: Oregon Cabaret Theater, 241 Hargadine Street, Ashland, OR 97520;
tickets: 541-488-2902, http://bit.ly/1Bh4TnF
OSB: Old Siskiyou Barn, 1988 Old Siskiyou Hwy # 99 Ashland, OR 97520
OCASOU: Oregon Center for the Arts at SOU; info: http://bit.ly/1CeGaSO,
tickets: 541-552-6348, http://bit.ly/1IGx3yn
OSF: Oregon Shakespeare Festival; tickets: 800-219-8161, http://bit.ly/1yqvboU
OSFBMR: OSF’s Angus Bowmer Theatre, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland
OSFBS: OSF’s Black Swan Theatre, corner of E Main And Pioneer St, Ashland.
OSFTHO: OSF’s Thomas Theatre, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland
OSFW: OSF website Hip Hop Open Mic info: http://bit.ly/1He8lnl
PW: Pascal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Rd, Talent, OR 97540
RVS: Rogue Valley Symphony; tickets: 541-552-6398, http://bit.ly/1CuvEY5
SCP: St. Clair Productions; tickets: http://bit.ly/1xaqOkM
SMEC: St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Fifth & Oakdale, Medford, Oregon 97501
SMP: Siskiyou Music Project; tickets: 541-488-3869, http://bit.ly/1At9siS
SOUMRH: SOU Music Recital Hall, Mountain Av., Ashland
UF: Unitarian Fellowship, 87 4th St., Ashland, Oregon 97520
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, and has served
on the boards of Rogue Opera & Siskiyou Violins.
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or thousands of local gardeners,
dirty” as they apply concepts they are
spring does not merely arise but
learning to actual growing conditions.
leaps forth the minute they step
These experiences are orchestrated by
into the Spring Garden Fair, held annually Jane Moyer and Virginia Brown. The
the first weekend of May. The sights and
practicum is where students work in
smells of thousands of colorful plants
small groups under the mentorship of 30
certainly excite my senses and soul. Not
seasoned Master Gardeners to grow the
only do I leave with flowers, vegetables,
plants that will be available to fair-goers
and herbs to tend in my garden, I come
in Master Gardener booths.
away invigorated to re-establish
my connection to the earth. To me,
“And the Spring arose on the garden fair,
our Spring Garden Fair is a rite of
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
passage from the dreams of wintry
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
rest to the joyful activity of a new
Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.”
growing season.
~Percy Shelley (1792-1822)
The 36th Annual Spring
Garden Fair, hosted by the
Jackson County Master Gardeners,
As of this writing, more than twowill take place from 9:00am-5:00pm
thirds of the seeds that will grow into
on Saturday, May 2 and from 10:00amplants at the fair have been sown, with
4:00pm on Sunday, May 3 at the Expo
the prop house full of seedlings, many of
in Central Point. Admission is $3, free
which are ready for transplanting. Over
for children 15 and under. The arena
the next several weeks, the greenhouse
will be brimming with
will be transformed
diverse edible and
from an empty space
ornamental plants
to a place “fairly”
acclimated to thrive in
bursting with
Southern Oregon. There
greenery. This is the
will be more than 150
time I love to visit
vendors, exhibitors,
the greenhouse to
and booths manned by
breathe in one of my
garden-related experts.
very favorite aromas–
Fairgoers can also attend
the earthy scent of
brief demonstration
tomato plants.
classes, free of charge,
Meanwhile, the
on a variety of
Spring Garden Fair
gardening topics.
committee, with
By now, the Spring
veteran Master
Garden Fair is a familiar
Gardener Victor
event to many folks;
Chieco at the helm,
however, what is less
is busy organizing
well-known is the
vendor booths,
months-long preparation
class schedules, and
Jacksonville resident Kerry Hunter,
for the fair, undertaken
volunteer tasks to
working in the plant practicum.
by over 100 Master
help the fair run
Gardener volunteers. It all begins in
smoothly. The end result of all these
January when a new class begins meeting
behind-the-scenes efforts is the Spring
weekly at the OSU Extension to study the
Garden Fair we know and look forward
art and science of gardening in the Rogue
to each year. So, when Shelley tells us that
Valley: basic botany, soils and fertilizers,
spring arrives at the garden fair, we can
water quality, fundamental concepts of
thank Jackson County Master Gardener
entomology, and plant diseases, just to
volunteers for making it happen! For more
name a few topics. Classes are led by
information about the Spring Garden
Rhianna Simes, OSU Urban Horticulture
Fair, visit the JCMGA website at www.
Coordinator for Jackson County, as well as jacksoncountymga.org. See ad next page.
horticultural experts throughout the state.
Rhonda Nowak is a Jackson County Master
Soon after classes start, Master
Gardener and teaches English Composition at
Gardener trainees begin the practicum
RCC. Contact her at rnowak39@gmail.com.
where they are able to “get their hands

Save the Date: Jacksonville Garden Club
Annual Spring Sale is May 9!
Money raised from Garden Club
Jacksonville Garden Club’s 30thAnnual Spring Sale will be held in
activities provides scholarships to local
downtown Jacksonville on Saturday,
young people studying in related fields
at the Oregon
May 9th from
10:00am to
Stewardship
and Rogue
2:00pm in the
Community
alcove next to
the Post Office
College,
and also
on Oregon
Street. The sale
supports local
beautification
will feature
beautiful freshprojects at
the Peter Britt
cut flowers
arranged in
Gardens,
vases by Club
Doc Griffin
Park, and the
members.
Unusual plants,
Jacksonville
Post Office.
handmade
papers, and
Plan to visit
cookies,
the Spring
Flower and
brownies,
Garden Club Members l-r: Peggy Peffley, Pat Dahl,
breakfast
Bake Sale on
Grace Emori and Petra Irwin.
May 9th, and
pastries, and
other treats baked by Club members will
bring home some spring happiness! For
be available for purchase. These items
more information about the Spring Sale or
make wonderful Mother’s Day gifts, or
Jacksonville Garden Club events, please
contact Club President Susan Cassaleggio
simply offer a day-brightener for anyone
who loves flowers.
at 541-899-2029. Photo: Jeanena Whitewilson

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Families That Garden Together, Grow Together!

amily gardening reaps a host
Never miss an opportunity to teach
of benefits, but the bottom
and guide through the process.
line is it’s a lot of fun. You’re
Children learn quickly when they
getting outside, spending time
experience firsthand through
together and creating memories,
seeing, hearing, and doing. Make
working toward common goals,
sure they take responsibility for
and learning communication,
their own garden tasks after you
responsibility, patience, and the cycle
show them how. When they do
of life firsthand. Family gardening not
it themselves, they better grasp
only teaches your kids, it also teaches
both how to do it and also the
you how to effectively work together
importance of doing it correctly,
with your kids.
as their work will have a direct
Plus, you get fresh, healthy
impact on the results.
produce your kids are more
Decorate the garden. As
likely to eat. When your family
discussed, gardening isn’t
Floyd
works together to make a garden, you
all about “work,” so have
enjoy your own clean fruits, vegetables,
some fun with decorating your garden!
and herbs that taste better than what
Paint colorful garden stakes or stones
you’d find at the market.
to identify plants, add gazing balls
The phrase “garden work,” may be
or pinwheels, make a fairy house, or
why many children shy away from
anything else to personalize and brightenhelping mom and dad plant, pull weeds
up your garden. Kids love craft projects,
and water. Yes, gardening requires
and there are lots of opportunities to
work and dedication, but once you are
spruce up your garden and put your kids’
actively involved, that work feels more
creative stamp on it.
like satisfaction, accomplishment, and
With your guidance, your kids are
success. To instill those feelings in your
capable of growing most any crops in
children is priceless. So how about calling their garden. There are, however, some
it “garden fun” or “garden time” or
that are more suitable for children with
something more enjoyable than “work”?
colors, quick growth, and tastes. Here are
Play in the dirt as a family! Realize
some to consider:
you’re creating more than just a
• Sunflowers
garden. You’re also making a pleasant
• Lettuce
environment in which to sit and enjoy the
• Radishes
outdoors, beautifying an area that was
• Snow Peas
once just a dog run or sandbox. You are
• Patio Tomatoes
creating a living, breathing, producing
• Strawberries
organism in your own yard: facilitating
• Nasturtium Flowers
food production at your home.
• Bush Beans
A family garden can be any size or
• Carrots
setup you desire. Here are a few tips to
• Potatoes
help get you started:
• Pumpkin
Give kids their own garden beds,
In creating and maintaining a family
rows, or sections. Each person in the
garden, you’ll enjoy a long list of character
family needs their own spot, whether a
and family-building benefits along the way.
raised bed, container or ground plot. For
Above all, remember to enjoy yourselves as
younger kids, keep their section small so
you garden together as a family!
they don’t become overwhelmed.
For more gardening tips, you can also
Start with seeds. Planting seeds
speak with the Grange Gardeners at your
and watching them grow from small
local Grange Co-op garden center, or visit
sprouts to food-producing plants in the
our Lawn & Garden article section on
garden is an awesome experience for
GrangeCoop.com by clicking the picture of
kids. They learn the growing process
Floyd at the top and then finding Lawn
from beginning to end, and it requires
and Garden on the left side of the page.
them to give sprouting seeds proper
Grange Co-op, a locally-owned cooperative
care to ensure a healthy life. Start the
founded in 1934, has grown steadily over the
seeds indoors in a warm room, then
last seven decades to include seven retail stores,
transplant into the garden space once
a grain elevator, agronomy center and a CFN
they’re ready, according to the seed
cardlock fueling station. Store locations include
packet’s instructions.
South Medford, North Medford (Pet Country),
Teach throughout the process. You
Grants Pass, Ashland, White City, Klamath
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Hiring a real estate broker EDUCATED
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by Sandy J. Brown, AICP

ast month, I wrote about
floodplains in general terms.
Since floodplain regulations and
flood insurance requirements are such
important topics both in terms of land
use and real estate, and many recent
changes have occurred, I wanted to cover
floodplain regulations more extensively
in this
article. Next
month, I’ll
cover flood
insurance
requirements.
In order to
participate in
the National
Flood
Insurance
Program
(NFIP)
and get
discounted insurance rates, communities
are required to establish floodplain
management programs. Each
participating community has their
own established program that they
manage, but each is overseen by Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
The City of Jacksonville administers
their floodplain management program in
Chapter 15.12, Flood Damage Protection,
which will be available online through
the following link (Note: Chapter 15.12
was not online at the time of article
submission): http://www.jacksonvilleor.
us/?page_id=3150.
In Jackson County, the Community
Development Department administers
their floodplain management program
in Chapter 7.2 of the Land Development
Ordinance (LDO), which is available
online through the following link: http://
www.co.jackson.or.us/Files/Chapter%207.
pdf. For those properties that lie within
a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA),
a Floodplain Development Permit is
required prior to initiating development
activities, which means virtually any
activity requires floodplain review (except
for limited exemptions which are listed in
the Ordinance).
There are several levels of floodplain
permit review, several of the most
common are described as follows (note
that this is an overview of Jackson
County’s regulations only—any
development within a SFHA requires
consultation with the appropriate
permitting authority):
Type 1 Substantial Improvement
or Damage Determinations: This
application is required when a structure
built on or before April 1, 1982 is
proposed to be improved or repaired.
The review compares the cost of the
improvement or repair to the structure’s
current market value. If the repair,
reconstruction, or improvement equals
or exceeds 50% of the market value of
the structure (tracked for a cumulative
period of 10 years), then a Substantial
Improvement or Damage determination
is made and the structure must be
developed in accordance with floodresistant construction standards.
Type 1 Letter of Map Amendment
(LOMA): FEMA created the LOMA
process to correct or change flood maps
to reflect actual ground surveys or better
topographic mapping. Letters are issued
by FEMA officially removing structures
or a portion of a property from the SFHA;
those letters are sent to the homeowner.
Development for a structure with a

LOMA still requires County review to
confirm the development is not impacting
the LOMA (e.g., a structure has been
issued a LOMA but the homeowner
proposes installation of a geothermal
heating system which would be located
below grade—this could impact the
LOMA) but flood-resistance construction
is not required
if the LOMA is
not impacted.
Note: When
a LOMA
is issued
removing
a building
site from the
SFHA, the
mandatory
flood insurance
purchase
requirement is
lifted. However, the lender has the option
of requiring flood insurance anyway. For
example, the structure might be just a
few inches above Base Flood Elevation
(BFE), so the lender feels that there is
still a threat of flood damage. However,
once the LOMA is issued, the building
qualifies for a Preferred Risk Policy, the
least expensive flood insurance available.
I will discuss flood insurance in a
separate article.
Type 1 Floodplain Development
Permit: This type of permit is required
for most other development that is
outside of the floodway. A permit is not
just required for structural permits, but
includes electrical, plumbing, mechanical,
and excavation work being conducted
within the 100-yr Floodplain. All work
within the floodplain requires the new
work to be constructed to floodplain
design standards, including elevating to
the design flood elevation.
Type 2 Floodplain Development
Permit: This type of permit is required in
areas where the base flood elevation has
not been determined, where a cumulative
effect analysis is required, or for
development in a floodway. Where Base
Flood Elevations are not available (called
approximate A Zones), an engineer must
conduct a flood study for the property.
All work within a floodplain requires the
new work to be constructed to floodplain
design standards, including elevating to
the design flood elevation. Replacement,
repair, addition to, or reconstruction
of an existing building in a floodway is
allowed provided it meets all applicable
County standards; however, placement
or construction of a new building in a
floodway is not allowed.
This article is meant to be an overview
of floodplain regulations and does not
cover the details of Floodplain Permits.
As you can see by this overview,
development within a floodplain is
restrictive and must meet regulatory
requirements. It is important to know
prior to entering into a purchase contract
whether a property is located in a
floodplain, especially if you intend to
make improvements. Make sure to work
with your real estate broker to contact the
appropriate regulatory agency as part of
your due diligence.
Sandy J. Brown, AICP, lives in Jacksonville
and is a certified land use planner and broker
with Western Properties of Southern Oregon,
LLC. She can be reached at sandyjbrown@
gmail.com, 831-588-8204, or online at
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n recent years,
the synthetic
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experienced rapid growth despite
the slow economy in the commercial
and residential building markets.
The turf industry coasted through
the recession relatively unscathed,
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million since that time.
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Today’s synthetic grass products
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resources and maintenance.
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You’ll discover synthetic lawn product
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n 1907, the Fenton Glass Company
in West Virginia produced a style
of glass referred to as "iridescent
ware." Fenton called it Iridill and labeled
it "Venetian Art."
The idea was to
mass-produce a
beautiful product
that could
compete with
the expensive,
iridescent art glass
made by Tiffany
and Steuben.
The glass
produced was
beautiful, and
with its multicolor
shimmer, it gave the average housewife
the ability to adorn her home with fancy
vases and decorative bowls. It became
known as “poor man's Tiffany.”
Other companies soon followed the
trend and thousands of patterns and
pieces were produced in the USA and
other countries as well.
The production of the glass involved
pouring and pressing the molten glass
into molds, then spraying the pressed
glass piece with various metallic salts
when it was hot from the mold, then refired. The glass is colored and coated with
overspray that gives it the appearance
of iridescence, as the quote goes, “as oil
spreading over water.”
By the mid-1920’s iridescent glass fell
out of favor and because of the high
volume of production, thousands of
pieces were sold cheaply to passing
carnivals to use as prizes on their
midways. As its value plummeted,
iridescent ware was soon being given
away as prizes at carnivals, where folks
were able to win shimmering vases,
tureens, and dishes of all shapes and
colors by playing carnival games… thus
gaining the name “carnival glass.”
This new market for carnival glass
was a boon for Fenton, which produced
iridescent ware in 150 patterns up until
the late 1920s. Carnival glass was sold
for mere pennies at five-and-dimes, and
could be bought in lots at minimal cost.

It was also given away as promotions at
movie theaters and in grocery stories.
Imperial glass struck lucrative deals with
companies like Woolworth's and Quaker
Oats, it was
everywhere.
In total, there
were at least
2,000 different
patterns of
carnival glass.
Fenton's earliest
patterns included
Waterlily and
Cattails, Vintage,
Butterfly and
Berries, Peacock
Tail, Ribbon Tie,
Wreath of Roses, Thistle, and Diamond
and Rib. Northwood's first iridized glass
patterns were Waterlily and Cattails,
Cherry and Cable, and Valentine, but
Grape and Cable was the most popular.
Millersburg collectors look for Hobstar
and Feather, Blackberry Wreath, and Rays
and Ribbons.
There are literally hundreds of websites
and pages of information on the internet
if one is willing to take the time to read
and learn about the world of collecting
carnival glass. The main rule I gleaned
is: Iridescence is what collectors covet in
Carnival Glass, if it is not iridescent it is
not carnival glass. Be careful to look for
even distribution of applied color, looking
for bare spots or wear on the surface.
Carnival glass is known for changing
colors, an interplay of one hue against
another. Be wary of buying worn or faded
pieces. The better the color and quality of
iridescence, the higher the price.
Carnival Glass has been reproduced
and copied producing a generation of
glass that does not attract the attention
of true collectors. There are reissues,
reproductions and fakes fooling the buyer
into thinking they are purchasing an older
more valuable piece.
Pickety Place has some interesting
pieces from the classic era, so come on in
and add to your collection.
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Jacksonville Elementary School is
getting ready to welcome our newest
Pioneers! Kindergarten Orientation
is scheduled for Wednesday, April
22nd at 2:00pm at the school. Families
will have an opportunity to meet our
current kindergarten teacher, register
their children for school, and learn
about the new full-day
kindergarten. This is
a great opportunity
for families with new
kindergarteners to
learn about Jacksonville
Elementary.
In March, Jacksonville
Elementary School
students and parents
hosted their 11th-annual
Art Exhibition. The exhibition celebrated
a year of “Art Magic” and showcased
the creations of over 400 students
in many media. Our student artists
enjoyed sharing their creativity with all
the parents and community members
who came out to support them. Our
thanks to Exhibit Coordinator Christin
Sherbourne and Program Coordinator
Jessicca Haynes and the many parentvolunteers who make this PTOsupported program possible.
You’re invited to join us for our 3rdAnnual Bingo Night on April 8th from
5:00-7:30pm. A great way to support our
school, this will be an evening of Bingo,
food, with a bake sale and raffle. Hope to
see you there!

The 5th-annual Jacksonville
Elementary School Writers’ Festival
will be held on Wednesday, May 7 from
6:00-8:00 pm in the school gymnasium.
Two-time Caldecott Honor Medalist,
Marla Frazee, will be the event’s keynote
speaker. Ms. Frazee is the illustrator
and/or author of many celebrated
books, including
All The World, Roller
Coaster, The Boss
Baby, A Couple of
Boys Have the Best
Week Ever, Boot &
Shoe, the Clementine
series, Seven Silly
Eaters, Stars, and the
recently-released
The Farmer and The
Clown. The Writers’ Festival is a schoolwide event, featuring the writing of
every student at Jacksonville Elementary.
During the festival, students meet
in small groups with local authors,
journalists, educators and other writing
enthusiasts who serve as mentors and
facilitate a discussion of each student’s
writing. Please join us in celebrating our
young authors!
Save-the-date for the school’s 27thannual musical preformed on the Britt
Stage! Students from the fourth, fifth
and sixth grades will be performing The
Little Mermaid on May 21 to kick off the
summer of music on the hill. The fun
begins at 7:30pm. Mark your calendars—
we’ll see you there!

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A Cup of Conversation
by Michael Kell

C

Conundrum of Loss

hannel
surfing the
other night, I
landed on National
Geographic’s Big
Cats of the Serengeti. This is where my
wife usually exits the room but not before
shooting me a subtle yet unmistakable
look of disapproval. Okay, I’m drawn to
the drama of the plains but not because of
some perverse pleasure watching weaker
creatures hunted down by ravenous lions.
Rather, it is the moment after the chase
and fall that lures me in. The brief and
almost-human expression of the surviving
herd fascinates me. After what can only
be described as a tortured mix of terror
and relief, the herd immediately returns
to grazing as if nothing ever happened.
There is something stark and disturbingly
familiar about the reality of community
on the plains. Some
call it survival of
the fittest. I call it a
fallen world.
Somebody
once said any
one can prosper
in adversity but
very few blossom
in prosperity.
Not many would
understand the
meaning of that
today but great-grandparents understand
perfectly. It’s ironic we strive to thrive
yet it’s the striving, not the thriving,
making us better people. We toil away
for possessions, acknowledgement,
and leisure. Yet these things in excess
desensitize us to honest compassion and
costly empathy politicians can never
own. The more we have the less we give
of ourselves. I believe in free, unfettered
pursuit to better life yet also understand
chasing abundance can skin the soul.
A local contributing writer observed
many people suffering around her with
issues of great significance. I too am
witness to the same struggle of so many.
It’s not our imagination. People today are
really hurting physically, emotionally,
and spiritually. So what has unleashed

the beasts of loss and disillusionment? I
personally think we’re at another great
tipping point and nobody is going to like
how we fall and what takes us down. Yet
with pain comes opportunity to healthy
change. With austerity comes clarity
to see truth about a great many things.
I’ve lived very healthy and very sick
therefore testify to the difference now in
perception of another’s misery. Today
I can walk into a full room and spot the
quietly desperate, the stragglers too often
invisible to someone else. What I choose
to do with that determines much about
the rest of my days because there will be a
reckoning. I know it is coming.
If you've been taken down by loss
in the form of health, home, or hope,
take a closer look. There is purpose still
to your brand of suffering and hidden
opportunity in the grinding you endure.
Clearly there is no
profit in suffering
for the sake of
suffering. However,
deeper meaning
through loss to
benefit another
is inexpressible
treasure and can
never be diminished
or taken away.
Acquire faith to
see the unseen and
you’ll make it through to the other side.
Revisit what you believe in and why.
Look over your shoulder for the sake of
another and don’t be afraid to separate
from the herds of self-preservation
because there will always be something
to run from and things seeking to devour
and maim. It’s surprising how fast the
stumbled can rise to their feet with a
simple hand up. Self-sacrifice is very rare
today and we are inexplicably drawn to its
gift because…there is no greater love than to
lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13
This is the great and painfully beautiful
conundrum of loss.
A Joyous Easter, 2015 A.D.
Check out Michael’s blog @ www.wordperk.
com for more articles on small town living,
real life faith and reflection.

Kiwanis Honors Student of the Month For February
Tayla Harrington, a senior at South
at Jefferson Elementary, for her senior
Medford High School, was honored as
project. She also does community service
Student of the Month for February by the
hours for the school Sparrow Club project
Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville.
each year. For fun, she likes to participate
Tayla is the daughter of Sara Harrington in the Adventure Club.
of Talent. She has studied Math,
Her goal is to attend Rogue Community
Honors Biology,
College next year,
Discovery
and then transfer
Leadership,
to Portland State
Economics, and
College to attain
three years of
a master's degree
Spanish among
in Psychology,
other subjects.
become a social
She has been
worker or
involved in the
counselor for
choir program
children.
since the 5th
She feels that
grade and has
everyone she
participated in
meets influences
many different
her life, whether
choir events over
it be in a positive
the years. This
or negative way.
year she is in E!
Her aunt has made
Choir, which
her want to accept
is the jazz and
and love others
second-ranked
no matter what,
choir at South
and her mom has
Medford. She
taught her to think
participated in the
before she speaks.
Kiwanis' Gay Wilson and Tayla Harrington
Choir Cabaret, a
Her teachers have
talent show to raise money for the choir
made her learn to be grateful for the
program. She has also been a team leader
knowledge she is able to obtain. Tayla
in Discovery Leadership this year.
is a very optimistic person who hopes
Tayla excels in community service by
to make people’s lives better and bring
running the Lunch Buddies program
smiles to everyone she meets.

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Soul Matters by Kate Ingram, M.A.

I

It's Not Easy Being Green

sat down in a
good mood on
a sunny Sunday
morning to look at my email and there it
was, lying in wait. The email was from
a colleague who is, in every respect, my
doppelgänger: same age, same work,
same writing style, graduate school, hair
color, sense of humor—same everything.
And on this fine morning, she suckerpunched me. Her newsletter fairly gushed
onto my desk, letting me know that not
only does she have a thriving practice,
but that her just-published book (which
got an agent and major publishing house
right out of the gate) is #2 on Amazon.
I turned a pale shade of green, got all
tight and twisted, and then the voices
began. How nice for her! A booming practice,
talk shows and a best-seller! And what are you
doing, Kate? Nothing! You’re just schlepping
along in obscurity.
I have very mean voices.
I decided to take out my excess energies
on the dishes but found myself awash in
a slimy sea of shame, rancor and envy,
feeling peevish and small and getting
smaller by the minute.
Joseph Epstein, in his book Envy,
(2003) notes that, “of the seven deadly
sins, only envy is no fun at all.” Truer
words were never written. While anger
can be relieving and sloth and gluttony
positively delicious, envy torments the
soul. It asks only one very unhelpful and
whiny question: Why not me?
Envy is a miserable emotion. It sucks
us out of our life (and our life out of us),
depositing us in a bleak terrain where
we are so focused on what we don’t have
that we forget about all that we do have.
It’s a sort of green herring, shifting our
attention away from what’s real and vital.
It’s also very human.

Still leaning into the sacred healing
center of the kitchen sink I inhaled deeply
and began to question those horrid little
voices in an attempt to talk myself off the
ledge. No, I thought, I am not nothing.
I am also not my colleague, whose bestselling book, it should be noted, is about
her painful experience of not being able to
have children. I don’t have the boisterous
career my colleague has, it’s true, but I
have something my colleague does not:
two beautiful somethings who are the very
center and meaning of my life. So who’s
the lucky one? (Answer: we both are.)
We all entertain fantasies in which
we imagine that his life or her life is so
much better, so much happier, so much
easier—and that’s exactly what they are:
fantasies. The truth is that everyone’s life
has its measure of struggle and suffering,
along with its portion of good fortune
and happiness. The trick, in moments
of torrential envy, is to remember this:
to remember that that person’s life is
far from perfect; that your own life is
littered with blessings; and most saliently,
that each of us is on a unique, spiritual
trajectory, having myriad experiences and
that our only job is to make the most of
what we're given. How sad it would be
to waste what poet Mary Oliver calls our
“one wild and precious life” trying to live
someone else’s, or wishing that we were.
Lately I’m singing the lyrics of a
popular country song which goes, “we all
want what we ain’t got.” It’s inspired my
rejoinder: All I want was what I have.
KATE INGRAM, M.A. is a therapist, soul
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SightSeeing by Julie D. Danielson, O.D.

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an Athletic Director, and a school
system view their responsibility to protect an athlete.
Athletes wear (depending on the sport) helmets, elbow
pads, shin pads, shoulder pads and appropriate footwear.
However, even though 90% of sports-related eye injuries
are preventable, we do not have a policy to protect eyes.
There are estimates of over 600,000 sports-related
eye injuries per year and approximately 40,000 require
trips to the emergency room. That means every thirteen
minutes an emergency room treats another preventable
sports eye injury.
Young people are at the greatest risk of sports
eye injury—66% of all sports eye injuries occur in
participants between the ages of 5 and 24. The majority
of recreational eye injuries occur in organized team
sports—baseball, basketball, football, soccer, hockey,
volleyball and other ball sports are responsible for
almost 55% of all sports eye injuries.
The following is a list of risk information by sport:
Baseball:
• Approximately 1 in 50 Little League players will
sustain an eye injury that requires attention.
• Estimated over 2,000 baseball players blinded by
sports eye injuries.
• 57.3% of all eye injuries occur in children under age 14.

• Injury from a batted ball
is 361% more likely than a
pitched ball.
Basketball:
• Basketball runs the
greatest risk of eye injury
requiring ER visits.
• One in 10 college
basketball players suffer
an eye injury each season.
• Over an 8 year career
1 in 13 male players will suffer serious and/or
debilitating eye injury.
• One in 20 NBA injuries involves the eye.
Soccer:
• Leading cause of eye injury in Europe.
• 80% of all eye injuries caused by ball (blunt trauma)
• 55.4% of injuries occur in 6-14 year-olds.
• Approximately 1 in 50 soccer players will suffer an
eye injury in the course of an eight-year career.
Protective eyewear like sports goggles can be either
prescription or non-prescription, and should be made of
non-breakable materials. In addition, protective eyewear
can block- out harmful ultraviolet radiation for outdoor
sports. Visit your optometrist for help in selecting the
best protective eyewear for the sport being played.
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throughout southern Oregon thanks to a string
of dry, warm days. The trees aren’t the only
things blooming according to caregivers with Providence
Medford Medical Center—seasonal allergies are making
an appearance, as well.
“Symptoms that may seem like a cold may really
be allergy-related,” says Melissa Sanchez, FNP, from
Providence Health eXpress. “These symptoms may
include ear pressure, sore throat, runny nose, coughing
and red eyes.”
One of the most common types of allergies this time of
year is allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever. In the
spring, most cases are triggered by tree pollens. There
are several steps you can take to avoid being miserable
this season:
• If possible, stay indoors in the morning. That’s when
pollen levels are highest, especially on sunny or
windy days.
• Keep your lawn mowed to prevent grasses from
blooming and pollinating.
• When you’re in your car, keep your windows closed
and your air conditioning on “recirculate.”
If allergies do strike, caregivers with Providence
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“I think most people don’t stay hydrated enough,”
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Joyfull Living by Louise Lavergne
Building a Foundation
For Your LIFE

A

t times, we
all feel the
need to fix
some aspect of our life to be truly happy,
often spending a lot of time and money
on products and regimes that promise
the quick results we yearn for. The most
common pursuits for happiness revolve
around love, money and health. Have
you ever noticed how often a person, over
time, will go right back to the struggle
they started with: losing a lot of weight
and then gaining it back, getting in and
out of a relationship or staying in a bad
one. So many
individuals who
win the lottery
end up more
broke then they
were before
they won.
Sometimes even
after getting
results we still
feel something
is missing,
so we go on
the pursuit of
another goal
and on and on like a roller coaster ride.
Juggling all of these goals in pursuit of
happiness is exhausting.
Are you ready to get off the roller
coaster, stop juggling and create balance
in all areas of your life: Love, Money, and
Health in spiritual harmony?
First, here are some of the questions
you can ask yourself to discover what
might be blocking you from not just
getting results but feeling happy and
joy-full in all areas of your life. Take a
moment, and as you read the questions,
observe how you feel in your heart and in
your belly.
• How much of what you want do you
feel you are allowed to have?
• What do you feel is possible for you
in regard to relationships, money,
and happiness?
• What are the limitations in your
current life situation that you accept
you just have to live with?
• When you were growing up, were
you criticized when you felt proud or
wanted to accomplish something big?
Did you experience anything that
limited your self-worth?
A flea can jump 200 times its size. If you
put a flea in a jar and tightly screw on the
lid, the flea will only jump as high as the
lid. If a flea has babies in the jar, it will
teach the babies that limitation. When you
remove the lid, the fleas will never ever
even try to jump any higher than what
they were taught possible. Old belief
systems can be like a lid of a jar. The
stories of betrayals, judgments, and all the
hurt you hold on to, continue to repeat

and create the framework for the life you
live now and become your biology.
The good news is that you can change
your life by releasing the stories and the
attachment to the drama. The moment
you're ready to accept that events in your
life are happening FOR you and not TO
you, you step out of the disempowering
victim mode. Then you can begin to
replace non-supportive habits with
energizing, life enhancing ones, not
because you are afraid of getting sick, but
because you are willing to be well. By
taking responsibility for your quality of
life, you begin to
transform your life
experience.
Transformation
is not a walk in the
park. It is a birthing
process that can be
painful, messy and
inconvenient. Are
you ready? When
living on autopilot isn’t working
anymore and when
the desire to be well
is stronger than the
attachments to the struggle and the pain,
you know it’s time. Transformation is
your Soul calling out for you to live from
your authentic self. Transformation is not
always easy but it is always rewarded
with the experience of true joy, which is a
byproduct of cultivating a happy heart.
Studies show that JOY is the fountain of
youth! It creates a healthier, happier and
more abundant life. We are designed for
joy, which is why our bodies experience
aches, pain and dis-ease when we are
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Paws for Thought by Dr. Tami Rogers

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To us, our patients are like family. We’ve
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this column, you will
remember that last month
I discussed dental disease, how to
recognize it, and ways to prevent
it. This month is a continuation
of that column that discusses
the importance of a professional
cleaning by your veterinarian and how it compares to
cleanings offered elsewhere.
During a physical exam of a cat or dog, I commonly
ask owners if their pet has ever had their teeth cleaned,
only to receive a response similar to this: “The groomer
cleans them every month when we take her in.” In this
case, usually what the groomers are doing is a quick
brushing. Good, BUT… What would your teeth look
like if they were only brushed once a month? While
an occasional brushing might be nice, it does little to
remove the calculus that has built-up on the teeth and
under the gum line.
The idea of having your pet's teeth cleaned without
anesthesia by an unlicensed or non-veterinary provider
may seem appealing on the surface, but it can potentially
harm your pet's health. Here are some facts to consider:
1. A Comprehensive Oral Exam & Cleaning is Not
Possible Without Sedation: Unlike humans, dogs
and cats will not remain still with their mouth open
for the duration of an oral exam and cleaning. A
thorough oral exam can be painful if periodontal
disease is present. In an effective dental cleaning,
veterinary professionals use an ultrasonic scaler
to clean the teeth and under the gum line. Water is
used to flush away debris that can cause infection.
Anesthesia ensures your pet's comfort, safety and
compliance during these procedures and protects the
veterinary team from bites.
2. If Used Improperly, Scraping Tools Can Cause
Damage to Teeth & Gums: The scraping tool often
used by non-veterinary providers is a hand scaler,
which can cause scarring and pitting of the tooth
enamel. These instruments can lacerate the soft gum
tissue if the scaler slips or the patient moves, which
is likely without sedation.
3. Cleaning Only Visible Surfaces of the Teeth is
Not Effective Against Disease: Cleaning the tooth
surfaces under the gum line is the most critical part

of a dental procedure; this is where periodontal
disease is active. Without sedation, it is not possible
to properly clean under a pet's gum line with any
tool. While the visible areas of the teeth may look
clean after a non-anesthetic procedure, without the
flushing action of professional ultrasonic scaling,
hand instruments can leave bits of plaque and
calculus behind. The bacteria in plaque can lead to
periodontal disease as well as heart, lung and kidney
disease. According to the American Veterinary Dental
College, "Removal of dental tartar on the visible
surfaces of the teeth has little effect on a pet's health
and provides a false sense of accomplishment."
Many people have concerns about anesthetic
procedures due to past experiences and/or stories they
have heard from friends. These concerns are warranted
as no anesthetic procedure is without risk. However,
this is where selecting a responsible veterinarian and
discussing their anesthetic protocol is key. For example,
at our clinic, all patients undergoing a dental procedure
have blood work done prior to the procedure so that we
can ensure their organ systems are functioning properly
to process the anesthetic. Secondly, animals receive an
I.V. catheter for administration of fluids during the
procedure. This ensures maintenance of adequate
levels of blood pressure and gives us a direct line in
case emergency medications need to be administered.
We also connect all animals to two different monitors
which allow us to monitor heart rate, blood pressure,
and oxygen saturation. Lastly, but the most important
thing in my opinion, that we do, is constant personal
monitoring of the patient. While the technician
cleans the teeth, my job is to make sure there are no
complications with the patient.
If you think your pet has dental disease or is in
need of a cleaning, don’t rely on a non-veterinary
professional to get the job done. The best thing to do
is to contact your veterinarian personally to discuss
a treatment plan. Discuss your concerns regarding
anesthesia openly… a good veterinarian should instill
confidence in you regarding their protocol and when
the procedure is complete you will know that your pets
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The Role Of “Tour Guide” At Sanctuary One:
Telling Stories Of Success On Nature’s Stage
by Jill Townsley
Students from Armadillo Technical Institute meet Holly

“Welcome to Sanctuary One at Double
Oak Farm. My name is Jill, and I will
be your tour guide.” So begin the lines
to a script that hold more weight than
any words I ever recited on a theatrical
stage. Prior to each tour, I get the same
jitters in my stomach I once experienced
as an amateur theater actor. But the
nervous feelings now stem from a desire
to adequately convey to my audience the
powerful message of healing, community,
and sustainability inherent in the mission
of the farm.
Luckily, this is no one-woman show.
I am joined by a glorious band of
characters on this pastoral stage, each
with a compelling true story to tell of
heart-warming healing.
But, I am getting ahead of myself. As
your tour guide, I first introduce you to
the farm itself. Its history was originally
seeded as a 55-acre cattle ranch in the
heart of the Applegate Valley back in the
mid-1800s. In 2007, local philanthropist
Lloyd Matthew
Haines purchased and
repurposed the land
according to his vision
of a nonprofit care farm.
As such, Sanctuary One
made its public debut
in 2008.
So with that
prologue aside,
the stage is now set for the dramatic
entry of our furry cast. Sanctuary One
specializes in the rehabilitation and
re-homing of abused and neglected
animals whose personal tales would
otherwise end tragically. Enter stage
left…curious Comet. Comet is a fouryear-old Mustang mare, brought to us by
Strawberry Mountain Mustang Rescue
in Roseburg, Oregon. As a newborn foal,
cord still attached, she was a castaway of
a reservation roundup, tagged for auction
with little hope for survival. Luckily, we
successfully found a wonderful home for
her; but as fate would have it, her loving
owner passed away. Not to worry. As
is our policy, our gates always swing
both ways in the event that an adoption
does not proceed as expected. Comet is
flourishing here and awaiting another
opportunity to enrich the life of another
human caretaker.

Now meet Holly, a four-month-old calf
and burgeoning star at the farm. When
only days old, she was found abandoned
in the trunk of a car. Rescued by an animal
control agency in California, she was then
transferred to a dairy farm as a temporary
foster home. Unfortunately, she contracted
salmonella. Farm Sanctuary in Orland,
California, then assumed her care; and
after weeks in isolation and receiving a
clean bill of health, she was finally able to
join our lively troupe. Now, she is thriving
and has even bonded with one of our adult
cows, Cookies.
But the tour stories are not limited to
our large animal companions. As part
of your tour, we will also visit the dog,
cat, rabbit, chicken and newly-completed
FIV-cat habitats. One energetic member of
our canine ensemble who will catch your
eye is Gabe, a five-year-old Miniature
Poodle, who came to us from Southern
Oregon Humane Society (SOHS). As part
of their Saving Train campaign, Gabe was
rescued from a Las Vegas
shelter where he was likely
to be euthanized. Although
highly adoptable, Gabe
was incredibly stressed at
SOHS, ripping out one of his
toenails when scratching at
his cage door. With our cagefree and highly-enriching
environment, Gabe has truly
blossomed since coming to Sanctuary
One. Now, it is just a matter of finding
that perfect forever-home for Gabe that
will complete his success story.
These anecdotes are just a few of the tales
you may hear when visiting the Sanctuary.
In addition, you will directly experience
the beauty of the farm’s natural set design.
With tour season soon in full swing, the
landscape will be bustling with freshlygrown produce, beautiful perennials and
nature’s own improvisations under the
forest canopy. The “curtain” opens on our
tour season on Saturday, April 25. Public
tours are by reservation only on Wednesdays
and Saturdays at 10:30am. Tours last about
90 minutes with an admission fee of $10 per
person. Reservations can be made by calling
the farm at 541-899-8627 or by e-mail at info@
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Dogs in City Parks: A New Perspective
and Ordinance Needed
I am responding to a letter to the editor
in the March issue of the Jacksonville Review
about dogs off leash in the Forest Park. As
a former Jacksonville Park Ranger, and
currently a Park Volunteer, I have spent
eight years helping to develop and maintain
the Forest Park trail system. The issue of
whether to require dogs to be on leash in
city parks has been a debated topic for many
years. The city has urban city parks such as
Doc Griffin and Cottage Street, the 300-acre
Woodlands trail system, and the 1,080-acre
Forest Park. But the city ordinance on dogs
in parks does not distinguish between these
three very different types of parks, and
where they are located. Jacksonville Parks
ordinance 11.25.060 (c) states, In those parks
or park areas designated for such purpose,
the following regulations shall apply unless
otherwise posted: No person shall allow
any pet to run unrestrained by a secure
leash. In the urban parks the dog on leash is
a valid control for dogs, and is universally
supported by everyone. However, many
people walking in the Woodlands with
their dogs will have them off leash, but
under control. Most of these dog owners
will put their dogs on leash if they
approach another hiker. Technically they
are still violating the law, but because
police presence is absent in the Woodlands
and the Forest Park, the ordinance is not
enforced. In the Forest Park, the notice
on the ordinance is otherwise posted and
states that, Dogs in the Forest Park must
be under owner’s control. Dogs may be
off leash if under owner’s control. City of
Jacksonville Ord. 11.25.060

The number of complaints received
by the city in the last six months about
dogs off leash in the Forest Park is
approximately five complaints. To
create a perspective, there are at least
five dogs on average in the Forest Park
every day. Thus in six months there have
been an estimated 900 “dog visits” to
the park. If they encountered just one
other hiker during the hike with their
owners, it could be estimated that there
were 900 “dog meets a hiker” incidents.
So as a result of these 900 incidents,
there have been five complaints, or less
than one percent of the incidents have
been reported to be annoying, or even
threatening. Make no mistake, there are
some people who have very valid fears
of all dogs, and it is very frightening
to them. But we have an ordinance
that does not meet the vast majority of
Woodlands and Forest Park users. It
should be changed to allow each park to
be managed to each park’s environment.
Society always demands changes to
unworkable laws, such as the old 55 miles
per hour speed limit on the highways
years ago. Management is the art of
compromise. The city needs to change
the ordinance, and respect the desires of
the minority while also accommodating
the needs of the majority. Dogs off leash
must have areas in the Woodlands and the
Forest Park, while still holding dog owners
legally responsible for the dog’s actions.
Tony Hess,
Jacksonville Parks Volunteer

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In Memoriam – Mary Probert
Mary Lillian
Probert, affectionately
known by all as the
“Worm Lady,” passed
away on January
10th at the age of 85.
Mary, a longtime
town resident, was
preceded in death
by her mother,
Katie Lillian “Lil”
Kezer,” also a
longtime resident of
Jacksonville. Mary
and “Lil” were best
known for the sale of their worms that, “Always catch the
fish!” Living in the yellow cottage just north of the Post
Office, Mary and Lil were avid gardeners for as long as
their health would allow.
Mary was also preceded in death by her father Jake
Kezer, and two brothers Richard and Jack Kezer. Mary
is survived by one sister, Patricia Turrimo, and three

daughters, Mary Stevens, Janet Damron and Jeana
Herbert. Mary also leaves behind eight grand-children,
fourteen great-grandchildren and four great-great
grandchildren! Mary was loved and admired and will be
missed by her extended family and many, many friends.
Her fondest wish
was to be buried
by her longtime
companion and
best friend, her
mother, Katie
“Lil” Kezer.
A celebration
of life will be
held on Saturday,
April 18, 2015
at 1:00pm at
Neighborhood
Church, 1819
Stewart Ave,
Medford—Pastor
Lee officiating.

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28, 1924. The family moved several times and Fred
graduated from Klamath Union High School in
Klamath Falls in 1942. Thereafter he entered the U.S.
Merchant Marine Academy and served through World
War II. He then attended Reed College and then served
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a business degree and soon after became a CPA.
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worked at Oregon Fruit Products and Coca-Cola. They
moved to the Rogue Valley in 1965, and Fred worked as
controller and cost accountant of Jeddeloh Bros. Sweed
Mills, Inc. and Sweed Machinery, Inc. in Gold Hill until
he retired. They had a son and daughter, built a house in
Jacksonville in 1967, and raised their children here.
Fred served on the Planning Commission for the City
of Jacksonville and was active as a Boy Scout leader. He
was a member of the Jacksonville Kiwanis and helped
design and construct over a hundred wheelchair ramps
throughout the Rogue Valley. While in the service he
traveled to many parts of the world. He later visited his
son Karl several times in Germany and his daughter
Anna in Austria and Japan, though his favorite place
was the cabin he built on Crescent Lake where he sailed,
canoed, skied and hiked with his family. Fred read
widely and built beautiful furniture.
Fred is survived by his wife Donna, children Karl and
Anna, granddaughter Susanna, brother Ray and sister
Alice, and nephew David.
Arrangements will be made by Abbey Funeral and
internment will be at the Jacksonville Cemetery. Fred
was a member of Jacksonville Presbyterian Church.
A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the
Jacksonville Kiwanis.

In Memoriam – Elaine Witteveen
Longtime Jacksonville resident and
artist Elaine Witteveen passed away
peacefully in her sleep at her home on
Saturday, March 21 at the age of 98.
Elaine was born and raised in
Chicago and attended the Art Institute
of Chicago. In 1946, she relocated to
Jacksonville where she worked as an
artist from her home studio on North
Oregon Street for over six decades. In
that time, she explored various art media
and styles. She was a founder of the
Eugene Art Center and was appointed
by Oregon governor Bob Straub to serve
on the Oregon Art Commission board. In
1979, she formed the Jacksonville Artists’
Workshop, a group of 45 artists who
held an annual show for decades at the
US Hotel Ballroom each summer.
With many paintings reflective of
Jacksonville, much of her work was done in “realistic”
style until Elaine began using collage to create abstract
work. Speaking about her work, she said, “After many
years of creating realistic work, I moved to abstract
and collage imagery. I look back at my work and I love

having been able to create all these
images, even if the occasional
viewer does ask, ‘What is it
supposed to be’?”
In February, 2015, the Rogue
Gallery & Art Center in Medford
held a special multi-week show,
“Wings: Celebrating the Life and
Work of Elaine A. Witteveen.” The
show featured Elaine’s work with
nearly 40 paintings she produced in
the last twenty years. Some of the
paintings depicted the landscape
of Jacksonville with a majority
of the work being Elaine’s more
recent renditions of abstract art.
Prior to the opening of the show,
Rogue Gallery Executive Director
Kim Hearon was quoted as saying,
“Elaine is a local icon of the arts.
It is a privilege to be able to have an exhibit that
recognizes her talent and lifelong career as an artist.”
Memorial service arrangements are pending at this time…
please visit www.JacksonvilleReview.com for an update on
details when they become available.

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To Plant an Almond Tree - Part I
by Platon Mantheakis

“Plant an Almond Tree; and in the
spring when it blooms, you will know
that I have come to visit you.”
Those where my father’s last words to
me! A twenty-one word Greek Cultural
salute to help me bury my fear that I would
lose him while being far away in Oregon
without the chance to say goodbye.
I never did get that chance, so I ended
up planting that Almond tree!
As I drove to Jacksonville this morning,
I noticed that the Wild Almonds on South
Stage road were beginning to bloom. That
sight made all that happened one day in
September ten years ago come rushing
into my car. I pulled up to the back of
the US Hotel Ballroom where I park
every morning, turned off the growling
old diesel Mercedes, looked down at my
shaking hands and said in Greek, “Patera
Mou Lipis”—Father, I miss you.
“I planted your almond tree like you told
me to, father; and, for 10 years you have
never failed to visit me.” For just a whisper
I felt him sitting next to me, and then I
opened the car door and went to work.
At my desk in the Jacksonville Inn, I
turned on my computer to find out who
wanted to get married, who had a food
compliment or complaint, who needed
kosher food for a bat mitzvah, who
wanted a baby shower, who was booking
a medical lecture, who forgot their
favorite scarf in the Bistro last night,
who was looking for a cooking show
with Greek food—and on and on—but,
also, who needs to celebrate the life of
someone they just lost and thus, in the
eyes of a Greek son, who had an almond
tree to plant.
This story should begin by you
knowing that my family’s spices are
Greek—but we’ve learned to cook with
many others! And yes, we do think in
culinary terms.
Our Grandfathers immigrated to East
Africa over a century ago, taking little
more than their recipes and traditions
with them. In the generations to follow,
some of us ended up in Britain and
America; but all of us still make the
obligatory pilgrimage back to Greece to
climb the steps of the Parthenon.
There is one other pilgrimage. Obliged
by the heart, it leads to a far off hill
overlooking the Indian Ocean outside of
Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. There in the
shade of a Mango tree surrounded by
Bougainvillea, Frangipani and Jasmine,
sits my father’s grave.
Ten years ago he left us, only to return
in our stories and as the blossoms of an
almond tree.
A lifetime before he took his last
breath, he took his first as a refugee from
a bitter war that trapped his mother in
Athens while on leave from the African
Savannah. He grew up fighting for the
first half of his life in conflicts started by
emperors and mad men alike.
As an eighteen-year-old in a Nazi
prison camp, he saw the worst that
humanity could become. In later years

when he woke up screaming at night,
we all knew his old demons had found
him again.
From his older brother—our uncle
Niko—we did find out that our father
was offered freedom by an SS officer, if
he betrayed Niko. Unbeknownst to him,
the same offer was made to Niko, but
both brothers refused to cooperate and
amazingly gained the respect of their
would-be executioners and eventually
given their freedom.
This lesson of not betraying your
brother even when threatened by death
put the finishing stamp on my father’s
“Make and Model” as a newly-minted
adult entering the post World War World.
• Model 1945
• Made in Greece
• Tested by War!
With the very first chance available
came the trek back to East Africa and
into the incomparable liberty of the
Savannah—with all its noble creatures
living and dying in that Elephant Grass
Sea that first spawned humankind.
Though Greeks are notorious for
holding on to their cultures and
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traditions, eventually, with enough of
us white babies born into the waiting
hands of Swahili midwifes, and
raised in the arms of Swahili nannies,
somewhere along the line all the Greek
recipes that called for oregano and
rosemary started taking on cinnamon
and cloves. In our family’s kitchen,
whether you were harvested on a rocky
mountainside on Crete or on the lush
tropical island of Zanzibar, you met and
married in the harmony of the same
cooking pot—there to meld into an
Afro-Hellenic meal that nourished the
souls of our better natures.
Along this journey called life, my father
made friends out of enemies, allies out
of adversaries, and brought side-aching
laughter to every occasion where he was
included. He avoided conflict as though
it was a powerful curse that would dry
up the rain clouds bringing famine to the
land. Everyone loved Dimitri Mantheakis
for his horizon-to-horizon smile, but most
of all for his ability to make anyone shed
their fronts to just be their true selves.
No one could be serious around him.
Everyone turned into a teenager again.
He was penicillin to the vain diseases
of snobbery and pretension and could
make even the most reserved of proper
Colonial ladies blush in anticipation of his
incorrigibly naughty attention.
But beneath all that charm still lived the
prisoner of war!
This man who had witnessed and done
battle with those ugliest of monsters
that lurk in the hearts of war-deranged
humans—now a father of six—once told
me that the pain in a man’s heart can take
a lifetime to heal. To ease his inner pain,
his salve of choice was not the alcohol,
tobacco; opium or gambling that had
ruined so many Greek farmers in Africa.
No! His inner pain was drowned in the
arms of women.
Thus the boy who would not betray his
brother when faced with the pain of death
ended up betraying his wife when faced
with the pain of living.
After he was gone, my mother told me
that the only way to keep my father from
other women’s beds was to not allow
women to live in Tanzania. If my father
was made of human sugar, my mother
is made of human salt. They were the
unlikeliest match in all East Africa—a
dysfunctional and tempestuous result of
disastrous Greek matchmaking! The more
spice they added to their lives the more
this recipe was ruined, and, finally that
pot burned its meal.
Platon Mantheakis is the Manager of the
Jacksonville Inn, where’s he worked for 28
years. In our May issue, we’ll print Part II—
if you can’t wait to read it, please visit our
website at www.jacksonvillereview.com where
you’ll find a link to a longer version and the
rest of the story.

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April 2015

A Celebration of 25 Years in Support of the Jacksonville Woodlands

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by Charles Wilson, JWA President

or the past 21 years, on a weekend
in April, throngs of Jacksonville
Woodlands’ users have laced up
their walking shoes and hit the trails in
celebration of an amazing community
resource. On Saturday, April 11, at 9:30am,
they’ll do it again. This year’s annual
Hike-A-Thon celebrates the successful
private and public agency partnerships
in the development, management and
maintenance of the Jacksonville Woodlands
Park and Trail System.
The event this year will be open to
all who wish to participate and the
normal registration fee will be waived.
Participants will meet at Doc Griffin Park
in Historic Jacksonville. They may choose
from two guided hikes on the Woodlands’
trail system. One will be a slower-paced,
shorter walk, led by JWA Executive
Director Larry Smith (in top photo). Larry
will be stopping at interesting points
along the route to discuss the plants and
biodiversity along the trail, as well as the
historical significance from gold rush
days. The second hike will be led by JWA
Board member Kandee McClain. This will
be a longer, faster-paced hike. Both will
end back at Doc Griffin for a picnic lunch,
provided by Jacqueline and Dr. Jason
Williams of Jacksonville Chiropractic
Clinic. Coffee, provided by Michael and
Mary Kell of Goodbean Coffee, will be
available in the morning. Woodlands
maps & brochures, t-shirts, tote bags
and coffee mugs will be for sale with
proceeds used to support the JWA. The
coffee mugs were designed and crafted by
JWA founder, current board member, and
master potter, Ray Foster.
The hikes will be preceded by a short
celebration of the Jacksonville Woodlands
Association’s 25 year history—a history
made possible by partnerships. The
JWA is a local community success
story founded in the fall of 1989 for
the protection and preservation of
Jacksonville’s history, hillside view shed,
and woodland habitat. It includes the
Beekman Arboretum, nearly 16 miles
of trails, and historic sites and features
dating back to Jacksonville’s early pioneer
mining days. A key to the success of
the Jacksonville Woodlands story was
the development of public agency and
community partnerships. The Woodlands
General Management Plan was completed

Trail Talk

by Tony Hess, Gary Sprague & Bob Budesa
Woodlands Trail Talk & Weeds

T

hat was
have seen houndstongue, little yellow
quite a little
buttercups, and the early signs of
one-day
shooting stars festooning the landscape.
downpour we
I’m sure by now the woods are alive with
had at the end of
nature’s colorful palate in full splendor.
February, wasn’t it? I was pleasantly
Along with all the pretty native
surprised to not see trees strewn across
flowers, we’re now seeing young
the woodland trails following the
Scotch Broom (or Scot’s Broom)
storm. Softened soil, coupled with high
beginning to sprout, too! From
winds, is a certain recipe for
immediately behind
blowdown, but we got lucky.
the Britt Pavilion, up
Speaking of trees across
to the water tanks, and
trails, there were a few, but
from the Zigler trail
those were by choice. About
to the Britt Canyon
two dozen dead pines at the
trail, little 1 to 2 footfar end of the Zigler trail were
tall sprouts may be
intentionally dropped last
seen shooting up (see
month. Having a crew come
photo). Other sprouts
in to directionally fall them
can be quite a bit
was a better choice than letting
smaller, and require a
Mother Nature have her
keen eye to spot.
way and lay them across the
Speaking of Scotch
highway, on top of a bridge, or
Broom, if you happen
wherever she wanted!
to see one or two of
Scotch Broom
The rainfall we received,
these young plants, by
coupled with the warm, sunny weather
all means, feel free to extract it/them.
we had immediately following, served
Pulling straight up should bring the
to speed-up the rate of germination and
entire root. Just drop them and walk on,
blooming! Had you taken a hike late
and thank you for your efforts! You see,
February or early March, you would
it’s easy to volunteer!

through a strategic planning process,
Finding a way to acquire the land,
facilitated by the National Parks Service,
building and maintaining those trails
and involved representatives from the
aren’t the only accomplishments of the
Bureau of Land Management (BLM),
JWA over the last 25 years, however. New
City of Jacksonville, Jackson County Parks,
trail signs have been recently designed
and Southern Oregon Land Conservancy
and installed at trail junctions by former
and Jacksonville Woodlands Association.
JWA Board member and volunteer
The Plan provides the Vision and Goals
Will Naumann. In addition, there are
for the development, preservation, and
strategically-placed benches that provide
maintenance of the Jacksonville Woodlands. opportunities for rest and contemplation.
Throughout the past 25 years, the
Information kiosks, educational
JWA has relied on citizen volunteers,
interpretative panels and displays, maps
working with the JWA partners, who have and brochures offer visitors a chance to
contributed countless hours in support
learn about what they’re encountering as
of the Jacksonville Woodlands. Most
they walk. The Rich Gulch Mining area
recent efforts include the construction
and the Sarah Zigler Interpretative trail
of a fence by two local Eagle Scout
have been recognized by the National
candidates protecting French Gulch Dam
Park Service. A native plant arboretum
& Spillway, construction and installation
designed and developed by former
of a new Woodland’s kiosk at Peter
JWA Board member Alan Horobin was
Britt Gardens/Sarah Zigler Trailhead,
established adjacent to the historic CC
the installation of two historical panels
Beekman House.
along the Sarah Zigler Interpretive Trail,
As far as the next 25 years are
trail maintenance/weed-whacking, and
concerned, the future goals of the
noxious weed control headed by JWA’s
JWA will be the continued protection,
“Weed Wrangler,” Bob Budesa.
maintenance and promotion of this local
Special acknowledgement and gratitude community effort and regional resource.
is given to former JWA President Phil
Those are goals which will continue to
Gahr, Executive Director Larry Smith
need the partnership of government
and current Board member Ray Foster
agencies, and most importantly, the
for their tireless
community
energy and
and
determination
Woodlands
in support of
users.
the Jacksonville
The JWA
Woodlands.
Board would
Ray and Larry
like to thank
were founding
the JWA
members of the
partners: City
JWA in 1989 and
of Jacksonville,
both continue as
Jackson
members of the
County
JWA to this day.
Parks, Bureau
Larry Smith
of Land
JWA and Forest Park board members l-r: John Isaac,
and Phil Gahr,
Management
Gary Sprague, Larry Smith, Ray Foster, Ed Rova,
in particular,
and the
Tony Hess and Charley Wilson
were the driving
Southern
force in the successful completion of
Oregon Land Conservancy whose active
the Jacksonville Woodlands Historic
support and ongoing contributions play
Park & Trail System Plan which guided
a vital role in the Jacksonville Woodlands
the acquisition of land along with the
success. And, thank you to the JWA
development of the Woodland Trail
membership and Jacksonville community for
system. Over the last 25-years, Larry has
the generous financial contributions which
continually served as a JWA co-founder,
provide the financial resources to sustain the
Board member, President, and now
Jacksonville Woodlands! The Hike-A-Thon
Executive Director. Larry is considered
is one way to say “thank you.”
the father of the JWA.
Photos: Jeanena Whitewilson

Musings Along a Trail:
Ditch Impressions/Sterling Mine Ditch Trail
by Marina Walker
I walk the trail
hearing, feeling, seeing
deep silence, serenity and space.
It’s winter still, but warm.
I hear the buzz of a solitary fly
I feel the cool, smooth bark of an ancient madrone
I look out upon vast and magnificent views.
Then my mind wanders back
to when the ditch was dug
all in the space of a year.
What was it like
shoveling a trench
3 feet deep, 27 miles long
to bring water from river to mine
to flush out gold from soil and rock?
The trail comes alive
with sounds of digging
and smells of sweat.
Four hundred men, mostly from China,
dreaming of gold...
Did they know of the hard, hard labor
and perhaps never seeing family and home again?
I imagine their conversation
during a moment of rest,
drinking their tea.
What did they hear, what did they feel,
what did they see?
My thoughts come back from the past
to deep silence, serenity and space,
to the trail alongside the ditch
now, an impression, a reminder of a time past.

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ost of us go out for a hike
or ride on a trail and don’t
give a thought about what
was involved to create that recreational
resource. You can put me in that category
until a few years ago. Then I become
involved with the Siskiyou Upland Trails
Association (SUTA) and embarked on a
crash course. Larry Smith of the Jacksonville
Woodlands gave me an invaluable piece of
advice—“be very patient and keep focused
on your goal of creating a trail.”
So what exactly happens to make trails
possible, aside from dreaming-up the
idea that it would be great to hike or
ride from point A to point Z? In SUTA’s
case our Jack-Ash trail will connect the
trails of Jacksonville Woodlands to those
in Ashland. For starters, we did a great
deal of driving on back roads, hiking,
thrashing around in the woods, following
deer paths and old hiking trails, studying
maps, and generally having a wonderful
time speculating about trail routes.
For the Jack-Ash trail, nearly the entire
route will be on Federal land, primarily
land managed by the Medford District
BLM, with a short segment closer to
Wagner Butte managed by the US Forest
Service—so we need their approval
that our trail will meet federal trail
standards and not adversely impact the
environment. Anyone wishing to build
a trail on Federal land must first design
the trail to meet trail standards for the
expected users. In our case, the trail is
for hikers, equestrians and bicyclists. An
example of a trail standard is that our
trail cannot exceed an 8% grade except
for very short distances. So while we may
have a general idea for the route, locations
of specific scenic overlooks, or other
features we want the trail to include, the
trail has to maintain a comfortable grade.
When you think about the steep terrain
in our area, that means switchbacks. It is
not as easy as it sounds. Once you have
a rough trail route marked with some
flagging, recreation and engineering
specialists need to hike and evaluate it
to see if they have any concerns. If the
trail meets their preliminary review, the
more detailed review process begins. In
BLM’s case they first issue what is called
a scoping document which announces the
trail plan and requests public comment.
The next step is preparing an
environmental assessment (EA) to make
sure there would be no environmental
impacts such as avoiding resources such

as rare plants or cultural sites. Specialists
for all of the key resource issues review
the trail route to determine if there are
any conflicts. In some cases new studies
are required that might take up to two
years. If there are issues, then the trail
would have to be re-routed or even
potentially not approved if these issues
could not be resolved. The EA is then
submitted for public comment. If either
no issues are identified or they can all
be resolved, then the Medford BLM can
reach a decision to approve the trail.
The next step is construction through
a combination of volunteer labor and
professional trail crews with oversight by
the BLM or USFS. Depending upon the
terrain, this may require clearing the route
with chainsaws, and then the tread has to
be dug manually or maybe using a special
trail machine. One important construction
requirement is making sure the trail tread
drains correctly so your trail does not wash
out in the first hard rain. We have found
that it takes at least a year for a new trail
to really compact. During that period you
keep your fingers crossed that no one rides
a horse or mountain bike on the new trail
right after a big rain, creating holes or ruts
or worse damage that hardens in place
when things dry out.
For those segments crossing private
land we need to work with land
owners to gain easements for the trail.
Fortunately, Oregon is one of the lucky
states where liability laws help protect
landowners from frivolous suits if
someone is injured on private property.
The trail design for private land should
meet the same type of standards used
elsewhere in order to have a well-built
trail that will be usable for decades.
It is a long process to plan and build a
trail, but a highly rewarding one. Once
a trail is built and open for use, that is
where all the users can play a key role—
maintaining it. As hard as it is to design,
gain approval and build a trail, ultimately
that part is complete. Unfortunately no
one instructed the shrubs and trees not
to continue growing or falling on the
trail. So in the end, creating a trail at
least has an endpoint, but maintenance
is for the life of the trail. So, next time
you sally forth to enjoy a trail, consider
the hundreds of hours of inspiration,
dedication, and hard work that went into
creating your experience. You may find
you have a very different view of what a
trail represents.

ATA Full Moon Night Hike To Findley Ridge
The Applegate Trails Association
invites you to join us on a Full Moon
Night Hike to a ridge overlooking the
Williams Valley. Not for those afraid of
the dark or averse to climbing a hill, this
is a four-mile out-and-back hike with a
steady uphill climb to a ridge, gaining
one thousand feet of elevation along
the way. Our hike through the darkness
will meander along a winding old track,
in and out of shadow-filled darkness
under tall trees, through moondappled openings, and on to a broad,
open prairie full of silvery moonlight.
The destination is an overlook of the
William’s Valley and the mountains

beyond. We will sit beneath a venerable
white oak where we will rest to enjoy
the beautiful moon-lit night, a once in a
lifetime experience.
We meet at 8:00pm, Friday night,
April 3rd at the Provolt Store (14299
Williams Highway.) Dress in layers
and come prepared with water, snacks
and a headlamp or light. To attend,
please RSVP by calling Josh at 541-9517969 or email josh@applegatetrails.org.
ATA would appreciate a $5 donation
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