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Metal Artist
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crafting "Brittilaria"


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Fun is in the Air

t’s the time of year when the pages of the Review
and our online calendars are filling-up with
fun things to do as fast as our local wineries are
running their bottling lines. With summer upon us,
there’s a host of not-to-be-missed events and activities
you’ll read about in this issue.
This May, in our historic cemetery, history buffs
are in for a treat when the outdoor series, “History
Saturday,” resumes, along with cemetery grave marker
cleaning demonstrations and hands-on programs about
pioneer life. Dirk Siedlecki, who heads-up the cemetery
programming and restoration projects, has put together
another season of interesting programs.
In conjunction with History Saturday, Carolyn
Kingsnorth’s non-profit group, Historic Jacksonville,
Inc., has created all-new Beekman House tours, bringing
our history and historic buildings back to life. Read more
about these programs on page 10.
Other events happening that you’ll read about include:
the Spring Garden Fair at the Expo on May 2, Maifest at
Bigham Knoll on May 3, The Fire Department Spaghetti
Feed on May 8, the Garden Club Mother’s Day weekend
plant sale on May 9&10, and the Hanley Farm Heritage
Plant Sale on May 9&10.

Close-to-town events include the Applegate Valley Wine
Trail’s Spring UnCorked Barrel Tour on May 18, offering a
chance to sample wines from 20 wineries paired with food,
music and art. If you are already a fan of the Applegate
Valley or have never toured the area, UnCorked provides a
great chance to take it all in on one afternoon!
Regional wine fans will also want to catch the Oregon
Grape Fair in Talent on May 30 and the Roam the Rogue
Wine Tour, covering Upper Rogue-area wineries from
Gold Hill, Eagle Point to Butte Falls on May 23.
As we head into Jacksonville’s busiest time of year,
be sure to stay up-to-speed between print issues by
checking our website and Facebook page—we update
both daily and publish useful information found
exclusively online.
Finally, before you attend your first Britt concert in
June, be sure to stroll-up to the venue entrance to see
Cheryl Garcia’s newest metal sculpture—the Brittliaria
Lily—just installed at the entrance of the amphitheater.
Read more about this story on page 4. And, while there,
be sure to get a glimpse of the hundreds of live plants
now filling-in nicely in the Lower Britt Gardens…and
enjoy more memorable places in Our Small Town with
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About the Cover

This month’s stunning cover image of Cheryl
Garcia crafting her metal sculpture, “Brittilaria,” was
taken by professional photographer Jim Craven. Jim’s
work is shaped by my more than two decades as an
award-winning photographer at the Mail Tribune
where he captured life from just about every angle. In
2010, he decided to pursue photography on his own.
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Jacksonville Review

Cheryl Garcia’s “Brittilaria” Blooming at Britt




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also big fans of Cheryl’s cheery flowers
which they’d always admired gracing
the slopes of Quail Run Vineyard at the
Huener Family’s Crater View Ranch, just
outside town limits. The Roden’s now
live in Houston, Texas where Sean is a
flight surgeon for NASA. He and Sonya
wanted to support a “big” public art
project, as-in “Texas-big,” and Cheryl
was their go-to artist.
With funding in place and an
agreement secured with Britt Festivals
for a long-term display area, Cheryl
went to work, hand-crafting each of the
seven sections of the 12-foot tall, giant
Britt-Fritts. Month by month, piece by
piece, the artist lovingly hand-crafted
all of the petals, stems, leaves and every
piece between. The
most challenging
part of the project
was that every part
of sculpture had to
be built sideways
due to the overhead
constraints of
Cheryl’s studio
space. Doing so
required her to
mentally visualize
how each piece
would balance with
the others once it was
all turned upright!
The sculpture,
dedicated at an April
10 public ceremony
on the Britt grounds,
pays homage to the
Gentner fritillary, a
rare and endangered
species of lily that
only grows in certain
areas of Southwestern Oregon and a small
patch of land in Northern California. The
species was named for Laura Gentner,
who, as a child, discovered it growing in
the woodlands surrounding Jacksonville.
Although several varieties of the lily exist,
the Gentner is unique, rare and protected.
Although representational, the
Brittilaria is strikingly similar to the
actual plant, including its reddish-like
finish and spots of “gold,” reflective of
Jacksonville’s pioneer gold mining days.
To view this new public art installation
in-person, simply walk up the steps at
the main Britt pavilion entrance, where
you will find Cheryl’s brilliant Brittilaria
in perpetual bloom.
For more information about Cheryl and her
metal art, please visit
Photo: Jim Craven

Cheryl D. Garcia



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ix months ago, my friends Criss
and Cheryl Garcia asked me to
pop-by their historic Jacksonville
home to discuss something “exciting.”
Little did I know “exciting” was code for
“incredible” and “epic.”
Tucked behind Criss and Cheryl’s
historic property one finds Cheryl’s art
studio, where she’s been crafting metal
art for nearly ten years. I’d interviewed
both Criss and Cheryl several times
before—Criss on city matters (he’s a
City Councilor) and Cheryl for stories
on her famed vineyard poppies and for
stories on her gigantic metal Bolander lily
created for Red Lily Vineyards.
With beaming eyes and a smile as
joyous as her now-famous flowers, she
filled me in on
the reason for the
just received a
top-secret art
commission to
create a giant stand
of flowers at the
entrance to the Britt
Pavilion—and not
just any flowers!
Code named,
“Brittilaria,” I was
instantly hooked
by the genius of the
“genus,” combining
famous flower
with its famous
music festival—
Britt + Frittilaria =
As before, Cheryl
led me on a tour
of her immaculate
studio to share her sketches and design
concepts—hand-drawn “guide maps” in
her sketchbook of the to-be-constructed
Brittilaria. “Cool” is an understatement
to describes her “office,” which includes
enough scrap metal, welding tools,
welding helmets, hammers, shears, safety
clothing and other tools to blow-torch
one’s mind!
Cheryl then explained an even cooler
part of the Brittilaria story—the funding
part—the part that artists don’t talk much
about in public—the part that makes
all the difference in making public art a
reality. It turned-out that Cheryl had fans
with the funds to make a difference. Enter
Dr. Sean Kevin Roden and Mrs. Sonya
Kay Roden, a couple who’d lived in
Jacksonville from 2011-2013. The Roden’s
were Britt Festival fans—and they were

photo by Jim Craven




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GoodBean Bakery Coming In-Time for Summer!
Michael Kell, co-owner of
Jacksonville’s GoodBean Coffee
Company wants you to know that
customers will notice construction activity
in the coming weeks as the
shop expands to include
a new bakery. He says,
“GoodBean is introducing
a full bakery and bistro
grill and expanding the
breakfast menu to include
scratch biscuits and sausage
gravy, breakfast bowls (egg,
potatoes, bacon, onion, and
peppers), all grilled to order.”
With every breakfast and
lunch under $7, GoodBean
will offer-up unique and traditional
Grilled Cheese selections on freshbaked bread, a grilled Cilantro Chicken
Sandwich, and a Garlic Butter Burger on
a fresh hamburger roll. “We will be doing

a selection of homemade soups and chili
in freshly-baked bread bowls. Wraps and
breakfast burritos will always be ready
for grab-and-go and we'll offer a variety
of cold deli
sandwiches to
round it all off,”
Michael notes.
In addition,
he adds, “The
scratch bakery
will be greatly
expanded to
offer full cakes,
pies, turnovers,
specialty pastry,
and several different kinds of bread by
the loaf and roll. All of our sandwich
bread will be fresh-baked daily on
premise, just like our bagels, scones and
muffins have been for decades.”

“The Scoop Shoppe” Opens

In Mid-March, Kimberly Laird, a
former manager for Dreyer’s Grand Ice
Cream, fulfilled a lifelong dream when
she purchased the former Candy Shoppe
at 235 E. California Street in Jacksonville.
Ms. Laird has since remodeled the interior
and exterior of the historic property and
re-named it, “The Scoop Shoppe.”
By returning the interior to reflect more of
an old time “parlor-look,” Laird will open
the first week of May and offer a full line
of ice cream (Dreyer’s) served in cones and
cups, root beer floats, malts, banana splits,
soda fountain drinks, carry-out water and
soda, hot fudge sundaes, candy including
MaryJanes, Bubblegum cigars, old-time
lollypops, gummys galore and more treats.
Laird, 49, has a family connection with
Jacksonville dating back generations—
her grandfather carried the US Mail

through Jacksonville on a route from
Coos Bay to Klamath Falls in the early
1900’s. Laird was raised in Jackson,
California, a gold-strike town with
similar characteristics as Jacksonville.
Kimberly says she discovered
Jacksonville while on a road trip from the
Bay Area. At the time, she says, she was
looking to relocate when the Jacksonville
opportunity “snagged me!”
In addition to sweets and treats, The
Scoop Shoppe will provide visual treats,
serving as a micro-art gallery. Laird will
be providing several community artists
wall space for rotating art displays.
The Scoop Shoppe hours will be Monday,
Tuesday, Thursday, 11:30am-6pm and
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 11:30am8:00pm. For more information, please contact
Kimberly Laird at

4th Annual Mai Fest Celebration
May 3rd at Bigham Knoll

Once again, it’s time to dance (or
learn) the Chicken Dance! The Germanic
dance steps tell the story of a soon-tobe-born chick working its way out of an
egg shell. It marks the passage of winter
into spring, a rite celebrated by most
cultures around the world.
Jacksonville was once dependent on a
successful harvest, and the importance of
the spring plantings was not lost to our
early settlers. Come out and meet local
farmers, and celebrate the land’s fertility
as we come together as friends and
neighbors in our community.
Live music by the Sauerkrauts Oompah
Band and all kids entertainment is free.
There will be Cow Train rides, a jump
house, face painting, and a wandering
magician… and fabulous, authentic
Bavarian food plus Mai Bock Beer, brewed
just for the spring season being offered
for sale by The Schoolhaus Brewhaus
German Restaurant.
What will your kids remember about
growing-up in Jacksonville? A big
memory-maker is our annual Maypole
dance with young and old alike clinging
to brightly-colored ribbons streaming
down from a huge “Maypole” as they
weave and braid beautiful patterns with
the ribbons!
Maifest activities will take place on
May 3rd, Noon-4:30pm. (The Schoolhaus
Brewhaus will maintain regular Sunday
hours from 10:30am-8:00pm with a special
event menu available.)
Maifest is a sponsored event of the
Jacksonville Heritage Society.
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News From Britt Hill

The Evening Shades Win 2015 Rising Stars

by Donna Briggs, Britt President & CEO

summer in Jacksonville

6/20 Brit Floyd - The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show
6/21 Smash Mouth / Toad the Wet Sprocket / Tonic
6/23 An Evening with Chicago


6/24 Willie Nelson / Alison Krauss & Union Station
featuring Jerry Douglas
7/2 BEST OF BRITT BENEFIT / Big Bad Voodoo Daddy


A Taste of Summer: Celebrate the beginning of Britt and

The Jacksonville Review (JR) is pleased to announce that the winner of this year’s South
Stage Cellars’ Rising Stars Music Competition that benefited LifeArt was…The Evening
Shades. The Review caught-up with some members of the busy band for a quick Q&A about the
event and what it means for them and their future.
JR: How did the event help with
exposure, making new contacts in the
music industry and attracting new fans?
Justen Nielsen (drummer): Winning
the competition certainly helped us meet
some great people. We've gained some
new supportive fans, but we've also been
able to become friends with a few of
the other local artists which really helps
create a tight-knit community of musicians
who can all work together to bring more
great music to this rapidly growing scene.
We’re looking forward to playing new
venues and continuing to make new friends,
and the Rising Stars competition has really
helped to make that happen.
JR: How was it working with Porscha
Schiller of South Stage Cellars and the
Britt Festival staff?
Markus Thales (Lead Vocals): It's
been great. We've definitely had a lot
of correspondence with Porscha and
South Stage, and it has been nothing

7/31 Britt Orchestra / Opening Night - Carmina
8/1 Britt Orchestra / Dover Quartet

Britt Orchestra / Aoife O’Donovan & Jeremy
Britt Orchestra / Sixth Floor Trio


Symphony Pops / Britt Orchestra / Morgan
8/14 Britt Orchestra / James Ehnes


Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (concert only-gates open at 8pm)

8/15 Britt Orchestra / Closing Night


Ben Folds / Special Guest TBA

8/18 The Devil Makes Three / Trampled By Turtles


Boz Scaggs / Special Guest TBA

8/19 Waktins Family Hour featuring Sean Watkins & Sara

7/14 The Decemberists / Calexico
7/16 NEEDTOBREATHE, Switchfoot, Drew Holcomb
& The Neighbors and Colony House
7/23 Under The Sun Tour: Sugar Ray / Better Than
Ezra / Uncle Kracker / Eve 6
7/24 Easton Corbin / Ruthie Collins




going to be unbelievable. Other debut
performances include Ben Folds, selfdescribed as a punk rocker for sissies,
CMA award-winning country artist Kasey
Musgraves, contemporary pop-rock
acts Needtobreathe and Switchfoot, pop
flamenco sensation The Gipsy Kings, and
prolific songwriter Randy Newman.
Britt’s summer season also includes the
annual Best of Britt benefit on Thursday,
July 2. The evening includes food from
local restaurants and tastings from local
wineries, beer from Western Beverage and
Ninkasi Brewing. The evening includes
a silent auction, and is topped-off by a
headline performance by the high-energy
neo-swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.
Proceeds from the evening will benefit
Britt’s education programs.
I just came across a quote by the
journalist and author Hunter S.
Thompson, coincidently also from
Teddy’s home of Louisville, Kentucky,
and would like to close with it. “Music
has always been a matter of Energy to me,
a question of Fuel. Sentimental people
call it Inspiration, but what they really
mean is Fuel. I have always needed
Fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some
nights I still believe that a car with the
gas needle on empty can run about fifty
more miles if you have the right music
very loud on the radio.”
Tickets for Britt’s 2015 season are on
sale to Britt members now, and go on
sale May 15 to the general public. For full
information about Britt’s 2015 season and
membership, visit or call
541-773-6077 or 1-800-882-7488. Britt’s
box office is now open 9:00am-5:00pm,
Monday thru Friday at 216 West Main St.
in Medford.
Comments or questions for Britt Festivals?
Email Donna at Visit Britt
Festivals at

Watkins of Nickel Creek, Fiona Apple, Don Heffington, Sebastian
Steinberg and Special Guests

8/20 Michael Franti & Spearhead / Special Guest TBA
8/21 Chris Isaak / Special Guest TBA
8/22 Dwight Yoakam / Special Guest TBA
8/27 Randy Newman / Special Guest TBA

7/25 John Butler Trio / Special Guest TBA

8/30 Vince Gill / Wade Bowen

7/26 G. Love & Special Sauce / Big Head Todd &
The Monsters

8/31 The Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo
/ Special Guest TBA



n thinking
about this
month’s article,
I tried to define
for myself what
makes Britt so
special. Over the past 5 years, I have
observed that each concert has its own
vibe and culture that brings people of
different backgrounds, experiences, and
appearances together in a safe and happy
environment. Gratefully, music really is
blind. It doesn't care about your race, age,
gender, appearance, sexual orientation,
social class, etc. I’d like to believe that Britt
is a non-judgmental community gathering
place that simply brings all kinds of
people joy through a wide variety of
performing arts experiences. What a gift!
On April 9, Britt’s Classical Festival
Music Director, Teddy Abrams, joined
me in announcing the full 2015 season
on the Britt stage. Teddy said that he was
thrilled to be a part of the night because
he truly believes that there is good music
in all genres and he also believe there is
“one Britt” that should be embraced by
all. With more than 200 invited guests
in attendance, we celebrated the joy of
music, all kinds of music. No matter what
the genre, from show tunes to reggae,
the crowd’s enthusiastic applause and
excitement made for a joyous evening.
Now that we are less than two months
away from the first concert of the season,
it is time for Britt fans to start planning
their summer around the Britt Music and
Arts Festival’s line-up. The 2015 season is
going to be as exciting as it is abundant
and diverse. Kicking-off the season on
Saturday, June 20, Brit Floyd will play
five decades of hits from Pink Floyd.
Hailed by critics, they put on a topnotch show with phenomenal musicians
and singers and the visual effects are

but positive. They really care about
helping the musicians to gain fans, gigs,
and overall exposure. Selling-out every
show is not an easy thing to do and that
says something right there about how
hard everyone (including the artists)
must be working. It's a win-win for the
artists, South Stage Cellars, The Britt,
and LifeArt. Last year we were fortunate
enough to play at and work with the
Britt Festivals in opening for Joan Jett
and the Blackhearts which went really
well and was a blast. They are also very
cool people and very easy to work with;
we're looking forward to working with
them more this year. Hopefully we will
make it to the big stage!
JR: What has the impact been on the
band and how has it helped with getting
new shows?
Matthew Tayvis (keys, bass, vocals):
The impact has been substantial so far
Evening Shades - Cont'd. on Pg. 18


Rebelution / Special Guest TBA


Weird Al Yankovic - The Mandatory World Tour


Kacey Musgraves / SSpecial Guest TBA


Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo - 35th Anniversary Tour


Punch Brothers / Special Guest TBA

9/11 THE TURTLES featuring FLO & EDDIE / The Rogue Suspects
9/12 Last Comic Standing
9/13 Brandi Carlile / Special Guest TBA
9/16 PRIMUS & The Chocolate Factory with The Fungi Ensemble

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Ain’t we got fun: The 2015 Britt lineup


ou probably heard a while back
Dwight Yoakam, coming August 22.
that Weird Al Yankovic will be
In the early ‘80s, when Nashville music
coming to J’Ville’s Britt hill. Yup,
was becoming “citified,” this Kentuckyon September 2 that freaky accordion
born, country performer couldn’t get a
player who turned “Beat It” into “Eat It”
break with the brand of honky tonk he
will perform live right here in town. That
was playing. So he moved to L.A. and
early announcement was a rare “sneak
became a superstar among the local club
peak” into the Britt Festival’s summer
goers. Johnny Cash once called Yoakam
schedule. It whet our curiosity about what
his favorite singer. Chris Isaac—coming
Director of Programming Mike Sturgill
August 21, we’re happy to add—called
had in mind for the rest of the season.
him the best songwriter who ever put
Well, the full schedule finally has been
pen to paper. We agree.
announced, and it turns out that what he
The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie,
had in mind was to please—and surprise— coming September 11. Mark Volman
us. Here are some of our favorites:
(aka Flo) and Howard Kaylan (aka Eddie)
Toad the Wet Sprocket, coming June
recorded “Elenore,” “It Ain’t Me Babe,”
21. We’ve been enamored of this mellow
“She’d Rather Be With Me” and “Happy
rock band since we heard their 1991 love
Together” as The Turtles. Then they
song, “All I want.” Their name, by the
joined one of the greatest groups of all
way, is a tribute to Monty Python. As
time, The Mothers of Invention. Well,
Python member
they’re back,
Les Claypool of Primus with
Eric Idle tells it,
touring with
the Oompa Loompas
“I once wrote a
their original
sketch about rock
musicians and I
was trying to think
of a name that
would be so silly
nobody would
ever use it. So I
wrote the words
‘Toad the Wet
Sprocket.’” Little
did he know!
coming June 23.
Have you ever
wondered, “What
the heck do the
lyrics to Chicago’s
classic song ‘25
or 6 to 4’ mean?”
Per songwriter/
keyboardist Robert
Lamm, “It’s just
a reference to
the time of day.”
As in, 25 or (2)6
minutes to 4
o’clock. Obviously, that would be four
in the morning, because the rest of the
lyrics are about staying up all night trying
to write the lyrics to a song. It’s also the
correct answer to the question “Does
Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”
The Decemberists, coming July
14. This is our favorite indie folkrock band. We keep humming their
current single, the haunting “Make Me
Better.” Expect a night of theatricality,
memorable melodies, and stories
galore, because vocalist Colin Meloy
admits to being a narrative junkie. “I
just like stories,” he says. An added
bonus: they’re from Portland.

we should all
be happy to be
together with
them on the hill.
Primus &
the Chocolate
Factory, coming
September 16.
If you loved
the movie
“Willy Wonka
& the Chocolate
Factory” with
Gene Wilder,
and hated the
remake with
Johnny Depp,
you’re not alone.
Les Claypool,
the musical
genius behind
Primus felt that
the remake was
The Decemberists
so he decided to redeem the original by
recording the original songs. Then the
band decided to take the songs on the
road. Lucky for us, that road leads to
the Britt Stage!
We’re out of space, and we didn’t get
to mention Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Ben
Folds, Boz Scaggs, Better Than Ezra or
The Gipsy Kings.
Never fear—we’ll continue in this same
vein, on this same venue, in the next issue.
Paula and Terry each have long impressivesounding resumes implying that they are
battle-scarred veterans of life within the
Hollywood studios. They’re now happily
relaxed into Jacksonville.

Applause! Applause!
Let’s hear it for all those who came
to our Britt Classical Open House for
new host families held at South Stage
Cellars last month. Orchestra Manager,
Mark Knippel and Housing
Coordinator, Vivienne
Grant welcomed a large
group of locals who were
all interested in finding
out how to join the Britt
family and host a musician
this summer. The evening
began with wine and
cheese, followed by a short
presentation and questions.
Experienced hosts were
on-hand to meet and greet
the newcomers and tell their
stories. The contagious enthusiasm of
everyone there made it a very special
evening and by the time it was over,
Britt Classical had more than a dozen
more new hosts for the summer event.

Grateful thanks go to all who came
and volunteered to host and to South
Stage Cellars for their wine and
hospitality, without which the event
would not have been
It’s still not too late
to join in the fun and
become a host and
there can never be too
many in Jacksonville!
This year’s spectacular
Opening Night, on
Friday July 31, means
that the orchestra will use
additional musicians for
the production and extra
short-term accommodation
is needed for them. To find out more
about the Host Program or to volunteer,
please contact Jacksonville resident and
Housing Coordinator Vivienne Grant at
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May 2015

Jacksonville Review

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


“We Focus On Service, Not Commissions”

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mericans for the Arts (www. Ten
Reasons to Support the Arts
Reason #1: “Arts promote true prosperity.
The arts are fundamental to our
humanity. They ennoble and inspire us—
fostering creativity, goodness, and beauty.
The arts help us express our values, build
bridges between cultures, and bring us
together regardless of ethnicity, religion,
or age. When times are tough, art is salve
for the ache.”
ART'clectic Artisan Market—
ART'clectic is a group of southern Oregon
artists you may remember from their
first event at
the IOOF last
Art Presence
is pleased
to host
second event,
items, fine
art, cottage
and books by
local authors.
The show
runs May
1–31 from
10:00am-5:00pm every Friday, Saturday,
and Sunday, with an artist reception
Saturday, May 2 from 1:00-3:00pm. Shop
their fine art and handmade gift items
displayed in a boutique–style setting.
Learn more at
or Facebook/EventsArtclectic.
Art Presence Authors Read—On
Saturday, May 2, enjoy readings and get
signed copies of books by the following
Jacksonville authors:

1:00pm: Phyllis Anderson reads from
Remembered My Way, Act I
2:00pm: Julia Helm Hoskins reads from
her novel She Caves to Conquer
3:00pm: Terry Erdmann and Paula
Block read from and discuss their
collection of nonfiction guides to the TV
series Star Trek.
Call to Artists!—Art Presence invites
all artists to participate in Moon Lunacy,
our third-annual October Creative
Challenge. This year’s challenge is to
create Halloween-inspired or autumn
artwork of any size, in any 2-D or 3-D
medium, with an unconventional twist
and incorporating a moon. Entry deadline
is Monday, June 29. Find more info and
application available at
Visit our offsite exhibits for more original
art created by Art Presence members:
• Katharine Gracey’s exhibit of
paintings at Pioneer Village continues
through July 10
• Art Presence member Catie Faryl
exhibits works from her collection,
The Bridge to 2020, at the Medford
Library, now through June
• Walt Wirfs exhibits oil paintings
in Jacksonville Library’s Naversen
Room now through August
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.
Instruction upon request. No need to sign
up, just arrive ready to draw!
Schedule our upstairs room for your
class, workshop or meeting! For more
information and to reserve dates, contact
Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057.
Images: Still life in oil by Walt Wirfs,
handcarved wooden keepsake box by Bruce
Millbank, and handwoven scarves by Carol

Hannah West is a Jacksonville website designer and art advocate. She
is the creator and editor of the Southern Oregon Artists Resource (www., serves on the board of Art Presence Art Center, is a core
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Digging Jacksonville – Artifacts 7:

Ceramics from Jacksonville’s Chinese Quarter


by Emily Helmer

mported ceramics are one of the
most common artifact types found in
Chinese sites in the American West,
and Jacksonville’s Chinese Quarter site is
no exception. A large collection of ceramic
tableware and storage vessels were found
at the burned Chinese house excavated
by the Southern Oregon University
Laboratory of Anthropology (SOULA) in
2013. This article will focus on a collection
of dishes found at the site, which
represent the four most common types
of imported Chinese porcelain being
produced during the
1800s. These massproduced, utilitarian
ceramics would have
been affordable for
Chinese laborers on
the West Coast.
The imported
utilitarian porcelain
can be divided into
four distinctive types,
which make them
easy to identify even
from small fragments.
Decorative styles changed over time,
allowing archaeologists to establish an
approximate age for each design. The
earliest imported ceramic design is the
Double Happiness pattern, followed by
the Bamboo, Four Flowers, and Winter
Green designs. Archaeologist and
historians continue to research how these
ceramics were made and the importance
of their decorative styles.
The earliest imported ceramics contain
the Double Happiness pattern. This
pattern, named for the presence of the
Chinese character for ‘double happiness,’
is done in blue paint on white ceramic.
This design is only used to decorate
bowls. Each dish is hand painted, and in
cases of mass production, the distinctive
Chinese character loses its shape and
often appears as a series of stylistic swirls.
Another ceramic design used only
on bowls is the Bamboo Design. These
porcelain wares are blue-grey in color and
feature images of bamboo paired with a
rock and blossom. Other patterns in this
design have been interpreted as either a
dragonfly or a mushroom. This pattern
stopped being imported in the United
States during the 20th century.
A third design, known as the Four
Flowers or Four Seasons pattern, is found
not only on bowls, but on a variety of
dishes, spoons, and cups. This design
features four flowers, each representing

a different season: the peony (spring),
lotus (summer), chrysanthemum (fall),
and plum (winter). This design is more
modern than the Double Happiness and
Bamboo patterns, and can still be found
The final group of ceramics, known as
Winter Green, is characterized by an ash
glaze which gives it a distinctive color.
This design, commonly known today
as celadon, appears on various types of
tableware and can be found both plain
and decorated. Celadon is still being
produced today,
but traditional
celadon ceramics
are referred to in
merchant records
as Winter Green
The types of
ceramics found
in overseas
Chinese sites tell
about the daily
lives of Chinese
laborers. Unlike their Euro-American
neighbors, who utilized a wide variety of
dishes on a daily basis, a Chinese meal
was often consumed with a traditional
place setting which most often included
a bowl, spoon, chopsticks, and small
cup. These artifacts are always found
associated with Chinese sites, suggesting
that these items were an important
and familiar part of daily life. While
Euro-American ceramics could have
been purchased easily, and cheaply, a
preference for traditional vessel forms
and decorative styles can be seen in the
archaeological record. This demonstrates
the importance of maintaining traditional
lifeways for overseas Chinese workers.
The excavations in the Jacksonville
Chinese Quarter were funded by the City of
Jacksonville and the Oregon Department of
Emily Helmer is a sophomore at Southern
Oregon University, and is currently working
in the SOULA lab
with the Jacksonville
Chinese Quarter site
assemblage. You can
reach SOULA by
contacting Chelsea
Rose at rosec@sou.
edu and follow
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May 2015

Jacksonville Review

Pioneer Profiles: Following the Flag
by Carolyn Kingsnorth




acksonville’s lovely 1892 Queen
Anne-style home on North
Oregon Street is best known as
the “Nunan House,” named after its
original occupants, Jeremiah and Delia
Nunan (profiled in the March 2015 issue of
The Jacksonville Review). But to Herbert
Howland Sargent and Alice Applegate
Sargent, its second owners, the house was
known as “Casa Grande,” Spanish for “big
house,” reflecting their home’s imposing
personality and their own history.
Alice and Herbert had met and married
in Klamath Falls in 1886. He was 28;
she was six years his senior and had

been married before. He was a newlycommissioned Lieutenant fresh out of
West Point, and Fort Klamath was his
first posting. She was the daughter of
pioneer explorer Lindsey Applegate and
had grown up in the toll station on the
mountain road over the Siskiyous. (See
April “Pioneer Profiles.”)
Alice had always found life exciting,
but she had expected to find that
excitement in Oregon and had vowed as a
child never to leave it. As a military wife,
life took her over much of the U.S. and
many parts of the world. It was 32 years
before she saw Oregon again.
She followed Herbert on all of his
assignments—a rarity given that most
military wives did not accompany their
men. Her memoirs, Following the Flag,
chronicled her experiences.
Fort Klamath was followed by a year’s
posting in Illinois, Sargent’s home state,
and then an assignment in Northern
California. Next was Fort Walla Walla in
Washington, 500 miles away and a three
week horseback ride. Other duty stations
followed in the desert Southwest and
South, including a stint at Texas A&M
where Herbert was a Professor of Military
Science and Tactics.
When the battleship U.S.S. Maine
exploded and sank in the port of Havana
in 1898 killing 260 crew members, the
U.S. declared war on Spain. Sargent
was appointed Colonel of the 5th U.S.
Volunteer Infantry and ordered to take an
army regiment to Santiago, Cuba. Alice
went with him, sleeping in a tent in the
mud just like the soldiers.
The hot sun, drenching rains, steamy
air, snakes and scorpions were minor
inconveniences compared to the tropical
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diseases—malaria, typhoid, yellow
fever. Alice contracted the latter from the
swarms of mosquitoes, suffering with
it for weeks. She was one of the lucky
ones who survived, noting in her diary
the dense clouds of smoke hanging over
the hills where the bodies of yellow
fever victims were being cremated. Then

Herbert fell ill and lay for weeks at the

point of death. Alice nursed him through

those “days dark and dreary.”

Once recovered, Sargent was posted to

the Philippines to oversee the insurgency
that resulted from the Treaty of Paris
whereby Spain ceded Puerto Rico, Guam,

and the Philippine Islands to the U.S.
Of course, Alice went with him. While
there, she served as correspondent for an






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wealth selling supplies to the miners and farmers. This ongoing series shares the stories of these
pioneers and their times.

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Illinois newspaper, documenting living
conditions in Manila for her readers.
Subsequent active duty assignments
were interspersed with teaching posts
since Herbert was also a teacher and the
author of three highly-acclaimed books
on military science. His history of The
Campaign of Santiago de Cuba earned him
a special commendation from President
Theodore Roosevelt, whose exploits,
along with those of Roosevelt’s “Rough
Riders,” were detailed in the book.
Following a stint in South Dakota
during the Dakota Ute Campaign,
time in Washington D.C. at the Army
War College, and another Philippines
command, Herbert and Alice retired to
Medford in 1911. They became active in
civic affairs, with Herbert serving as a
Medford City Councilor and as Chairman
of the Jackson County Progressive Party;
Alice became head of the Leonard Wood
Republican Club.
They purchased their “Casa Grande”
in 1915.
Then in 1916, Herbert was recalled
to World War I active duty, serving in
the Quartermaster Department in San
Francisco, as Professor of Military Science
and Tactics at Princeton University, and
on the general staff of the Army War
College. Alice tried to enlist in the Nurse
Cadet Corps but was told she was too old.
After the Armistice, they retired again
to Jacksonville where they became
involved once more in community
affairs. Then Herbert found he had one
more battle to fight. In 1920 there was
an attempt to move the Jackson County
courthouse from Jacksonville to Medford.
Herbert went to war. He planned his
strategy and tactics; he wrote articles; he
gave speeches. Herbert was victorious…
but it was a Pyrrhic victory. Six years later
the county seat was moved.
Herbert did not live to see that. In
1921, he dropped dead from a heart
attack, running to put out a brush fire
on their property. He was buried in the
Jacksonville Cemetery with full military
honors. Two years after his death, Alice
had the stone wall along Cemetery Road
built in his memory.
Alice lived for another 13 years and
remained involved in Jacksonville
activities. She was active in the Native
Daughters of Oregon and a founder of
their Jacksonville Museum, the forerunner
of the Southern Oregon Historical Society.
When Alice joined her husband in
the Jacksonville Cemetery in 1934, her
years of service were also recognized by
the Army. The Spanish American and
“Great War” veterans gave her a full
military funeral—the first such rites ever
accorded a woman.
Pioneer Profiles is a project of Historic
Jacksonville, Inc., a non-profit organization
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. and follow us on
Facebook (historicjville) for upcoming events
and more Jacksonville history.

May 2015

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News from the Friends of
Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery
by Dirk J. Siedlecki, President – FOJHC
Thank You Volunteers—A big thank
you and much appreciation goes out
to the 30-plus volunteers who turnedout on Saturday, March 14, for our first
of three yearly Community Clean-up
Days of the Cemetery grounds. It was a
beautiful spring day and so much was
accomplished thanks to the hard work
of all our volunteers. Members of the
Jacksonville Boosters Club, the Masonic
Lodge, and community volunteers joined
the Friends of Jacksonville's Historic
Cemetery in helping to rake
leaves, prune rose bushes
and stack downed branches
and limbs. We had some
new volunteers join us and it
was great meeting you and
having you work alongside
us in caring for our Pioneer
Cemetery. See details below for
our next Community Clean-up
day scheduled for Saturday, May 16.
FOJHC Website—We’ve added a new
page, Visitor Feedback, to our website at We receive
such great feedback and wonderful
comments from visitors to the Cemetery
that we thought it would be nice to share
them with everyone. Visitors have the
opportunity to sign the Guest Register
located in the Interpretive Center and we
appreciate them taking the time to do so.
May Cemetery Events and Activities:
History Saturday, May 9, 10:00am—
History Saturday in Jacksonville returns
on Saturday, May 9, and this year's
Cemetery program will kick-off with
Victorian Etiquette, presented by Docents
Joan Hess and Vivienne Grant. From
birth to death, you'll hear about many
of the customs and practices during the
Victorian Era. Our program will start
at 10:00am and take approximately 90
minutes to complete and will include
a short walking tour. Please meet your
docents at the top of the Cemetery Road
at the Sexton's Tool House. There is
parking available within the cemetery
grounds so please feel free to drive up
the hill and park around the traffic circle.
Wear comfortable walking shoes and
dress for the weather. There is no charge
to attend and advance reservations are not
required. Donations may be made and
help us with restoration and preservation
of the cemetery and the educational
programs we offer. Donations may be
placed in the brochure box next to the
Interpretive Center, given to one of our
docents, or sent to FOJHC at P.O. Box

1541 Jacksonville, OR 97530. We thank
you for your consideration and ask you
to please visit our website for a complete
schedule and featured monthly topics.
The Beekman House and Bank will also be
open for tours during Jacksonville's History
Saturday. See details on previous page.
Cemetery Community Clean-up Day,
May 16, 8:00am to Noon—Please mark
your calendar and plan on joining us,
members of the Boosters Club, and other
community volunteers in helping prepare
the cemetery grounds
for the Memorial
Day Holiday. Since
the weather is a little
warmer in May, we will
start at 8:00am and work
until noon-time. If you
are not available for
the entire time period
noted, please feel free to
work as much as you can afford to give
us. Bring gloves to wear, eye protection,
(dust masks and ear protection will
be available) leaf rakes, pruners, gasoperated lawn mowers, weed eaters and
blowers if you have them. Freshly-brewed
coffee and morning refreshments will be
provided along with our sincere gratitude
and appreciation.
Marker Cleaning and Workshop—
Please note that due to other activities
associated with preparing the Cemetery
for the Memorial Day Holiday, there will
be no Marker Cleaning or Workshop in
May. They will resume on June 20, and the
third Saturday of the each month through
September 19, from 9:00am-Noon. Please
see our website for complete details.
Memorial Day Meet and Greet,
May 24, and May 25, 11:00am3:00pm—Volunteers with the Friends
of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery will
be placing flags on the graves of all
the Veterans buried in the Jacksonville
Cemetery to honor them and thank them
for their service to our Country. Then
on Sunday, May 24, and Monday, May
25, during the hours of 11:00am-3:00pm,
volunteers will be in the Cemetery to
greet families and friends and assist
them with locating gravesites of loved
ones. Volunteers will also be available
to answer questions about the cemetery
and our organization. Please remember
our Veterans and those men and women
currently serving our Country.
Be sure to visit our website for additional
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Focus on Hanley Farm by

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May 2015

Jacksonville Review

4/13/15 9:51 AM


ay kicks-off the event season
at Hanley Farm with two
annual favorites, the Heritage
Plant & Garden Fair and the Children’s
Heritage Fair.
Mark your calendar for Mother’s
Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday,
May 9-10, from 10:00am-3:00pm, for the
Hanley Heritage Plant & Garden Fair.
There will be a wide variety of Hanley
Farm heritage plants for sale including
perennial flowers, shrubs, herbs, and
heirloom vegetables starts. The Rogue
Valley Orchid Society, which Mary and
Martha Hanley were
charter members of,
will also have a lovely
variety of orchids for
sale—just in-time for
Mother’s Day. This
is also the opening
weekend for guided
tours of the Hanley
House. Bring the
whole family and
picnic by the pasture,
visit the baby lambs
and kids, and stroll
through the blooming
gardens. There will
be freshly-baked
sweets and unique
keepsakes for Mom available throughout
the weekend. And don’t miss-out on the
garden scavenger hunt to win a special
prize. Admission to the Fair is free;
Hanley house tours are $5/person and
offered from Noon-3:00pm both days.
The Children’s Heritage Fair is one of
our largest and most-anticipated events
of the year. The Fair includes four school
days that are exclusively offered to 4thgrade classes across Jackson County and
ties in with their history curriculum. Over
these four days, there will be over 1,200
students learning about their local history
and agricultural traditions at the Farm.
Each class will have the opportunity to

make candles and clay pots, learn about
the heritage breed livestock and no-till
vegetable gardens, try their hand at ‘faux’
cow milking, learn about the Oregon Trail
from costumed interpreters, bake bread
and churn their own butter.
On Saturday, May 30th, from 11:00am4:00pm the Children’s Heritage Fair
is open to the public ($4/person). This
special event will include all the exciting
activities listed above, as well as several
additional attractions including wagon
rides, live fiddlers, farm-fresh food
vendors, guided house tours, pioneer

dress-up, blacksmithing demonstrations,
tin punching, and so much more. This
event continues to be an invaluable source
of learning, fun, and community spirit for
young and old alike.
To volunteer at these events, email or visit
For more information about Hanley Farm
or upcoming events, please visit us online
at or;
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: Lea Worcester

New SOHS Exhibit: Women of the Land
Southern Oregon Women in Agriculture

The Southern Oregon Historical
Society will open a major new exhibition
of artifacts, photographs, and stories
illustrating the role of women in
agriculture in Southern Oregon in a
space donated by Rogue Valley Mall.
The exhibition, Women of the Land:
Southern Oregon Women in Agriculture,
will be open to the public from May 15
through June 21.
From dawn until dusk, women toiled
and sweated while working on the family
farm, whether outside in the hot Southern
Oregon sun or inside washing a pile of
dirty dishes. Women of the Land retells
the story of Southern Oregon agriculture
through the eyes of women, emphasizing
their value and importance to the farm’s
success. From unconventional women

who ran their own farms to women
partnering with their husbands, women
have worked in a variety of agricultural
disciplines since settlers first arrived
in the 1850s. This exhibition offers a
glimpse into those roles.
Women of the Land features historic
photos of women in unconventional and
traditional roles; objects from SOHS's
collection such as historical agricultural
tools and food preservation equipment;
contemporary stories of women farming
today; and a spotlight on the women
who worked and continue to work on
Hanley Farm. The exhibition is curated by
Amy Drake, SOHS Exhibitions Curator,
and Dawna Curler, SOHS Collection
Assistant, with graphic design by SOU
student Amanda Denbeck.

May 2015

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Big Plans for Cantrall-Buckley Park
by Tom Carstens, Chairman, Cantrall-Buckley Park Committee

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hree months ago I promised to
donations, design, construction, or ingive you an update on the project
kind labor. These organizations include
to rejuvenate the 40-year-old
the Jacksonville-Applegate Rotary
playground at Cantrall-Buckley Park, the
Club, Applegate Lion’s Club, Applegate
Applegate Valley’s premier communityGarden Club, Rogue Community
run park. The non-profit Greater
College Construction Technology
Applegate Community Development
Department, and The Disabilities
Corporation (GACDC) is managing the
Recreation Project. One local charitable
effort. So far, the $57,000 project has
fund has already made a grant of several
attracted well over $20,000 in donations.
thousand dollars and five others have
All donors will be permanently recognized expressed interest.
in the new community-inspired artwork
Local businesses are getting into the
coming to the park. Construction is set to
act. So far we have donations from
begin this coming Fall.
Jacksonville Inn, Ramsay Realty,
Plans are to rehab some of the existing
Applegate Valley Realty, Pioneer
equipment to conform to current safety
Financial Planning, Jacksonville
standards and to the desires of Applegate
Veterinary Hospital, Brewster
parents. These same parents have been
Accounting Services, True South Solar,
working with a Grants Pass manufacturer, Bob Thomas Automotive, and Applegate
Krauss Craft Inc., to design new
Store & Cafe. Many others have
equipment that will offer access to those
expressed an interest in investing in this
with physical disabilities. Krauss Craft is
wonderful park.
offering new equipment purchased at a
Individual donation boxes can be found
deep discount. Jackson County Parks is
at Ruch Country Store, Ruch Hardware,
also donating some new equipment and
Applegate River Lodge, Applegate Store
will re-grade the playground surface.
& Cafe, and the Applegate Library.
Parks is also applying for a matching state
Construction is scheduled to begin this
grant from the Oregon Department of
coming fall. Donations are needed and
Parks and Recreation. This money will
welcome! You can help out by sending a
be used to renovate the existing restroom
check to: Playground Project, GACDC,
facility adjacent to the playground. A
P.O. Box 3107, Applegate OR 97530.
community art project, now fully-funded
A special Mother’s Day Brunch will
by a private gift in cooperation with
be held to benefit both the playground
the Oregon Community Foundation,
project and the Applegate Grange. The
will complement the new restroom
brunch will be held on Sunday, May 10
and is designed to enhance the natural
from 11:00am-2:00pm at the Grange on
beauty of the setting on the banks of the
3901 Upper Applegate Road in Ruch.
Applegate River.
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hat a
spring it’s
been! The fruit tree
blossoms have turned to leaves with hints
of pending fruit as tulips, lilacs, and iris
are decorating town naturally, with lilies,
columbines, and peonies on the way. Our
early vegetable gardens survived a few
cold nights. The Hike-a-Thon included
some Oregon rain, but hikers’ spirits
didn’t dampen as they celebrated their
25th year of hiking Jacksonville’s trails.
The woodlands continue their daily show
starring lots of beautiful wildflowers.
The Garden Club is busy sprucing-up
the post office garden, clearing ivy from
Veteran’s Memorial Park, preparing for
their Spring Sale to provide local students
with scholarships, while working with
the Boosters and others spring cleaning
at Britt Gardens and Scheffel-Thurston
Park. Jacksonville Cemetery and Beekman
House volunteers are planning their
History Saturday rosters while some
shop-shifting is going on downtown and
Britt released this year’s venue!
Truly, it is the season of growth…it
is the Jacksonville community working
together and sharing the joyful bounty of
living here and creating inviting spaces
and venues for locals and visitors alike.
The Jacksonville Community Center
(JCC) is experiencing that same
blossoming as the fruit of our labor
develops. The JCC board is planning the

building layout—up to 6,048 square feet—
to serve residents and visitors of all ages
with a variety of large and small spaces
designed for multi-uses, and a courtyard
entry enhanced with the beautiful 4th
Street trees. This is the "Spring" part
of development. Soon we will handoff our wish list to an architect for the
conceptual drawings. The building/legal
subcommittee is exploring architect and
contractor options. I can hardly wait to
see our concepts develop into drawings to
begin the next phase.
Since last month, JCC has elected a new
Board of Directors, nine active, talented,
and highly-skilled people. We’ve amended
and modernized parts of the bylaws,
are preparing for grant writing, and
have given presentations to community
organizations to keep everyone up-todate on finances, building plans, and
sustainability. In May, Mayor Becker and
Theresa Hart (City Courthouse Project
Consultant) joined us at the Boosters Club
presentation. We are all working together
to create two very different venues, both
for the greater good of Jacksonville and its
environs. And, letters of intent to use the
future building continue to arrive.
Please send your Letters of Intent or
tax donation contributions to Jacksonville
Community Center, P.O. Box 1435,
Jacksonville, OR 97530. Send questions
or comments to board members David
Bylund:, or Jeanena

Kiwanis Honors Student of the Month for March

during this event

805 N. 5th St., Jacksonville, OR 97530 •

News Updates on the Jacksonville Community
Center by Jeanena Whitewilson

4/15/15 6:22 PM

For the month of March, the Kiwanis
Club of Jacksonville honored Luke
Seus, a senior at South Medford High
School. His parents are Paul and Denise
Seus of Medford.
Some of the subjects he has taken
include AP Literature, AP Calculus,
AP U.S. History, AP Government,
AP Economics, Anatomy, Forensics,
Leadership, Advanced Marketing, and
Honors Biology.
He has been active in sports, including
football, basketball, and weight lifting.
He has also participated in the Link
Leadership program and the DECA Club,
as well as being a Student Store employee.
Some of his service activities include the
Seasonal Workers Dinner, Toys for Tots,
and the Wounded Warrior Project.
He plans to attend Oregon State
University, but his most important goal is
becoming an officer in the United States
Marines. Since age 13, nothing has excited
him more than the opportunity to defend
our nation, and he feels that the Marine
Corps is the best avenue for his intentions.
After service, having a career related to
physical fitness and bettering others in the

field of health is of great interest to him.
He says his character and personality
has been and will continue to be molded
around his family. His uncle was a
commissioned officer in the Marine
Corps, which directly relates to his chosen
career path. In June, eight days after he
graduates, he ships-out to Camp Pendleton
for basic training to become a Marine!

Kiwanis' Gay Wilson and Luke Seus

Boosters Giving Back to Jacksonville
The Jacksonville Boosters Foundation,
a 501 (C) (3) tax-exempt organization,
implemented a five-year fundraising
program in late 2010. The main purpose
of this program was to create an
endowment whereby earnings would
be used to fund projects to preserve
Jacksonville’s history and enhance its
livability. Most donations to-date have
come from Jacksonville Boosters Club
members. Thanks in-part to a bequest
from the estate of Marjorie Edens, the
endowment total surpassed the base
funding level in late 2014, one-year
ahead of schedule.
To date in 2015, the Foundation has
committed funds to the restoration of the
restrooms and immediate surrounding
area in Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery;
approved a grant to Britt Festivals to
assist in expanding its main entrance
area; and provided funds to Jacksonville
Elementary School for their annual
spring musical event. In addition,
previously-reserved funds are being used

in 2015, along with Jacksonville Garden
Club dollars, for ongoing landscape
improvements in Peter Britt Gardens.
In prior years, the Foundation has
contributed funds for the landscaping,
irrigation system, paver walkways, and
the energy-efficient, LED lighting system
in Peter Britt Gardens. Funds were also
previously granted to assist in purchasing
the new playground equipment at
Jacksonville Elementary School and
for the purchase of materials for the
walking bridge over Cantrall Creek in
Jacksonville’s Forest Park.
The Foundation’s bylaws allows for
providing funding and grants to other
501 (C) (3) tax-exempt organizations and
to publicly-owned entities in and around
Jacksonville. Donations can be made to
the Jacksonville Boosters Foundation, P.O.
Box 1061, Jacksonville, OR 97530. Booster
Club meetings are held on the second
Monday of every month September
through May at 10:00am in Old City Hall.

May 2015

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A Few Minutes with the Mayor
by Paul Becker

News from the Jacksonville Lions Club,
the “Pride” of Jacksonville

Clara, Larry, and History


t the risk of
Natural Park and Trail System in 1999,
protecting 255 acres of woodlands
like a
habitat interconnected by 16 miles of
disgruntled stage
hiking trails.
actor upset with his Wednesday afternoon
“Larry’s leadership resulted in the
matinee audience, I feel the need to share
historic Rich Gulch Mining District
my thoughts about citizen attendance at
being listed on the National Register
our City Council meetings. Where, oh
of Historic Places and the Sarah Zigler
where are most of you? My one desire is
Interpretive Trail listed as a National
to see more of you come watch the "show" Recreational Trail.”
at Old City Hall on City Council meeting
The Proclamation concluded with,
days. Not only will you be participating
“Larry is recognized as the Jacksonville
in your local government decisionWoodlands ambassador introducing the
making, but you might even have some
historic and natural features to groups of
fun. The citizens who attended the
every character and size.”
meeting on April 7th certainly did... an
Never were two people more deserving
extraordinary evening wherein the City
for the recognition accorded them and
honored two extraordinary people—Clara were rewarded by the audience, a packed
Wendt and Larry Smith.
house, with applause equivalent to an
Clara was honored for a lifetime of
opening night of a hit play on Broadway.
service to Jacksonville. The statement
This now brings me to my closing
honoring Clara read in-part, "If anyone
point… one about history. I, and each
deserved the title of
one of you, live in
Mrs. Jacksonville,
one of the finest
tonight's honoree has
examples of an
certainly earned that
historic town existing
distinction. Clara
in our nation. I’ve
Wendt has devoted
heard many of you
the best part of her
repeatedly express
life to the City. She
your love for
was Mayor from
Jacksonville. With
1975 through 1978.
some of you it has
She has served on
gone even beyond
a variety of City
love. It’s devotion!
boards, has attended
Devotion shown
Mayor Paul Becker with Clara Wendt
more City Council
daily by the many
meetings than anyone on-record and has
volunteers who make it possible for
seen many a mayor and councilor come
this city to operate! Devotion shown by
and go while she
citizens who come
remained to insure
out to attend our City
that each new City
Council meetings.
Council understood
(Again, I do wish
the citizens’ viewpoint
more of you would
on issues brought
stop in and check us
before them. Her
out.) And, devotion
attendance represents
shown by those of
half-century of
you who support our
devotion and concern
merchants! But there
over City matters.
is another devotion
"In conclusion,
I am asking you to
Clara Wendt is indeed
show. We need…
Linda and Larry Smith with
a remarkable citizen
we truly need…
Mayor Paul Becker
and we are especially
citizens to support
pleased to acknowledge her outstanding
our Historic Preservation Fund. This is
lifetime of service to Jacksonville."
the money used for all sorts of historic
Larry Smith was honored with a
building maintenance and preservation.
Proclamation in Recognition of his 25
This is money left by, or given by,
years of Advocacy for Jacksonville’s
citizens to the fund that is used just for
Historic, Cultural and Natural Heritage.
this purpose. It is vital in maintaining
The Proclamation read in part, “Larry
our City’s historic profile… the very
Smith has been for 25 years a Founding
thing you love about Jacksonville.
Board Member, President, and Vice
Accordingly, I am asking that you
president of the Jacksonville Woodlands
seriously consider leaving some part of
Association, and now serves as
your estate, small or large, in your will or
Association’s Executive Director.
trust, to the Historic Preservation Fund
“Larry’s tireless energy and dedication whic h is managed by HARC. Whatever
to the protection and preservation of
you leave may NOT be used for any other
Jacksonville’s cultural and natural
purpose and will be your legacy to the
heritage culminated in the establishment
future of Jacksonville. Call or walk in and
of the Jacksonville Woodlands Historic
we’ll be happy to answer any questions.

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

Lions Club members with Jacksonville Elementary School spelling bee winners
from l-r: Matson Fowler, Sienna Roberge and Janessa Scheuneman
The Jacksonville Lions Club again
sponsored the annual Jacksonville
Elementary School spelling bee, which
took place in March. It is fun to watch
these bright children compete in the
contest, capable of spelling words that
daunt many adults. The Lions Club
presented the spelling bee awards on
April 7 at the Jacksonville Elementary
School, during the Spirit Award
Assembly, which was attended by
students, teachers, parents and guests.
On March 26, the Jacksonville Lions
did road litter cleanup along a two mile
stretch of Old Stage Road through the
Jackson County Adopt-a-Road Program.
The Jacksonville Lions are citizens of


Friday, May 8

Dinner Buffet
at Odd Fellows Historic Lodge,
175 S Oregon St • Jacksonville

OUR MENU: Spaghetti, green salad,
garlic bread, dessert and a beverage

Hosted by Jacksonville Engine Company #1

$8 general admission • $5 seniors and kids
(children under 5 eat for free)
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.

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

Monday - Friday
9:00am - 4:00pm

541-899-1231 •
Direct #: 541-899-6873
Now located behind Courthouse!
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
& Friday 8:30am-2:00pm
Wednesday: Closed to Public


Jacksonville and surrounding communities
who pledge their time and talents
performing services and raising funds
for local, national and international sight,
hearing and other worthwhile projects.
The Jacksonville Lions Club is always
looking for civic-minded members who
want to enjoy fun and camaraderie,
while doing great things for the
community. The Jacksonville Lions
meet twice each month at “The Point”
restaurant in Central Point. Interested
individuals please contact Jim Davidian,
Membership Chair, at 541-499-0968 or, or Bill Hanlan,
President, at 541-665-0180 or Hew
McElroy at

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

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

March 16 to April 14, 2015
Call Type – Total Calls
Abandoned Vehicle -2
Alarm - 5
Animal Complaint - 9
Assault - 1
Assist - Other Gov't/
Law Enforcement
Agencies - 61
Assist Public - 173

City Ordinance - 3
Civil - 3
Custody - Detox - 1
Death Investigation - 1
Domestic - 3
Fraud - 1
Fugitive - 1
Impound - 1

Larceny (Theft) - 2
Noise - 2
Other Crimes - 1
Property Found - 2
Property Lost - 2
Suspicious - 8
Traffic/Roads All - 3
UUMV - 1

CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, May 5, 6:00pm (OCH)
PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, May 13, 6:00pm (OCH)
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, May 19, 6:00pm (OCH)
HARC: Wednesday, May 27, 6pm (OCH)
Location Key: OCH - Old City Hall (S. Oregon & Main) CH - Courthouse
CC - Community Center (160 E. Main Street) NVR - Naversen Room
(Jacksonville Library) FH - Fire Hall (180 N. 3rd St. @ C) EOC - Emergency
Ops Center at Police Station

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On Money & More: Okay, Now What?
Advice for the New Investor
by Erich & Matt Patten, Cutler Investment Group


Matthew C. Patten
Chief Executive Officer
Portfolio Manager

Erich M. Patten
Chief Investment Officer
President/Portfolio Manager

History matters: it matters to Jacksonville and it matters
to Cutler Investment Group, headquartered at Bigham
Knoll. For three generations Cutler has been providing
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s we discussed last month, the
current bull market has been
intact since 2009. In fact, the
S&P 500 finished “up” in the 1st quarter
for the 9th consecutive time. This is only
the fourth such streak since WWII. Stocks
are meant to go higher, after all they are
an investment—but not in a straight line!
So, here we are. Many investors have
missed the rally, and are left wondering,
“Is it too late?” Or, perhaps you are
younger and are just looking at how best
to get started?
You can’t begin until you start!
When thinking about your retirement
or your investment goals, the most
important thing is to get started. And
the best place to get started is your
employer-sponsored retirement plan. If
you have access to a 401(k) or another
defined contribution plan (“defined
contribution” means you can allocate
a portion of your paycheck into the
account), this is a great place to begin.
These plans have multiple tax benefits:
First, your contributions can reduce
your taxable income. Second, your
contributions grow tax-free. Even if you
are nearing retirement, this is still the
most efficient savings vehicle for most
people. You will ultimately pay income
taxes on these contributions when you
withdraw funds from your account.
In many plans, you also have the
ability to save in a “Roth” option, which
means you pay the income taxes today,
but not on withdrawals. This is a great
option if you think your tax rate will be
higher when you retire, and you still get
the benefit of growing the investments
tax-free in the meantime. There are many
nuances to an employer-sponsored
retirement plan, and we would be happy
to talk through them with you.
But what about the market?
The stock market is unpredictable.
For most individuals, it is most relevant

to focus on what you can control, such
as how much you save. Saving in a
methodical way will ultimately have a
greater impact on your retirement than
the value of the Dow Jones Industrial
Average when you made your first
contribution. We refer to this approach as
“dollar cost averaging,” which means that
you buy stocks over a long period of time.
Sometimes, you will buy when stocks are
high, sometimes when they are low, but
you will end up with an average as you
continue to make contributions.
The final piece for a new investor is
picking the right asset allocation. Asset
allocation refers to the mix of investments
in your portfolio. For younger investors
just starting out, this mix is typically
more aggressive. Yes, even with the
market at highs an aggressive allocation
makes sense for these investors, as they
have a long time horizon to recover any
losses. For an older investor, who is more
interested in capital preservation, having
a higher percentage in bonds is important
for stability.
At Cutler, we provide advice for
retirement plans and individuals every
day. Always consult your tax adviser for
questions about your specific tax situation,
but if you want to learn “how to get
started” in today’s market, let us know!
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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Daisy Creek Vineyard
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Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital

Jacksonville’s Magnolia Inn
Scheffel’s Toys, Inc.
Spa Jacksonville
Star of the Morning
Children’s Center
Umpqua Dairy


his is the
first column
I am writing
as the new Executive Director for the
Chamber of Commerce. The intent of this
½ time position is to move the Chamber
forward as a professional organization
and to fulfill our mission, “To serve in the
leadership role of helping the business
community prosper and as a collaborative
partner with the City and with
community organizations to enhance a
strong sense of community and engender
the cooperative spirit of small town life.”
As we implement this new role, we
are excited to begin our new board-year
with a robust group of directors and new
officers as of April 1.
New Executive Board: The executive
officers are President, Jack Berger,
Century Link; Vice-President, Tom Piete,
Independent AFLAC agent; Treasurer,
Linda Graham, Scheffels Toys & More,
Secretary & Past President, Tim Balfour,
Executive Director, Jacksonville Chamber
of Commerce.
The board is also comprised of Ian
Bachtel, Cutler Investment Group, Jamie
Collins, Back Porch Bar & Grill, Arlis
Duncan, PageOne Productions & Duncan
Vacation Cottage, Laurie Hermansen,
Umpqua Bank, Jo Parker, Willowcreek
Gifts, and Carmen Whitlock, Eleglance.
Ford Leadership Training Program:
This past fall, I participated in a
leadership development program offered
by The Ford Family Foundation, along
with 20+ individuals from the Applegate/
Jacksonville community. The intent of
this program is to assist small and rural

communities in developing their own
human resources to enhance the vitality
of their communities on an ongoing basis.
Following educational seminars
throughout the fall, each class
completes a project as a way of
implementing and reinforcing the skills
they have learned. Our group selected
Cantrall-Buckley Park as the location of
our project because it is the only public
access areas to the Applegate River and
it appeals to multi-cultural and multigenerational populations.
The project is the addition of an
“Enchanted Turtle Habitat” to the
existing playground. This project will
feature a large mosaic turtle surrounded
by logs and boulders to create unique
climbing features that unite the
Applegate Valley’s artistic bent with its
incredible natural beauty.
Local artist Jeremy Criswell is creating
the four-foot-long, mosaic-covered turtle
which will have handholds for climbing.
The turtle will be a bookend to a large
mosaic mural on the opposite end of
the playground. An educational kiosk
will highlight local flora and fauna and
will point out various trails available for
exploration. Completion of this project is
anticipated in early summer.
This project will work in cooperation
with the larger playground upgrade
being coordinated by the Parks
Committee of the Greater Applegate
Community Development Corporation
(GACDC). If you are interested in
contributing financially or physical
labor, email me at ExecutiveDirector@

May 2015

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Floodplain Insurance


by Sandy J. Brown, AICP

loods are the most common
and widespread of all natural
disasters. During the last century,
Jackson County has experienced at least
11 major floods, the most well-known
occurring in 1964. This flood set most of
the high-water records for the region.
In late December, 1996 and early 1997,
Jackson County experienced another
destructive flood, known as the “New
Year’s Day Flood.” This flood caused over
$12 million in damages and more than
1,000 properties were damaged.

Flood insurance can make home
ownership less affordable or even
unaffordable for some people. Having to
buy flood insurance shouldn't be a surprise
when you're purchasing a house. Educating
yourself now can help you understand
when lenders require flood insurance, how
to reduce its cost, or in some cases, even
how to avoid it altogether.
To help property owners financially
protect themselves against flood losses,
the National Flood Insurance Program
(NFIP) offers discounts on flood insurance
premiums for those communities that
establish floodplain management
programs that go beyond NFIP minimum
requirements. Jackson County and
most communities within the County
participate in the NFIP. Property owners
in Jackson County (outside city limits)
receive a 15% discount on floodplain
insurance rates due to the County’s
floodplain management program.
Buyers who obtain a mortgage from
a lender that is federally regulated
or insured (such as an FHA loan) are
required to obtain flood insurance for
properties within a Special Flood Hazard
Area (SFHA). However, buyers are often
unaware of flood insurance requirements
until a property is already in escrow
as even properties that are not near a

watercourse can be within a SFHA. If
the property is in a moderate-to-low risk
area, federal law does not require flood
insurance; however, a lender can still
require it. The final decision depends
on flood insurance rate maps; you can
check with your insurance company
about whether flood insurance would be
required prior to entering into escrow.
If you are in the home-buying process,
make sure you are working with a
real estate broker who can help you
determine as part of your due diligence
whether the property is
located in a high risk area.
You can find out about
SFHA designations at your
local planning department.
The homeowner must
secure the flood insurance
policy before closing on
a property; the lender
will usually collect flood
insurance payments along
with the monthly mortgage
payment, hold the funds
in an escrow account, and
pay the entire premium
to the insurance company once a year—
similar to how property taxes and hazard
insurance are handled.
The cost to insure a property against
flood damage is determined by riskassociated factors such as the year of
building construction, number of floors,
level of flood risk and the amount of
coverage required by a lender. To find
out how much flood insurance would
cost for a specific property, complete the
flood risk profile on the FEMA website
and contact one of the participating
insurance agents listed. The website
gives an approximate range; however,
the insurance agent can provide an
accurate quote even if you are just
looking at the property and don't have it
under-contract. (https://www.floodsmart.
Note: This is the third and final article
in a series about floodplain regulations and
floodplain insurance.
Sandy J. Brown, AICP, lives in Jacksonville
and is a certified land use planner and broker
with Western Properties of Southern Oregon,
LLC. She can be reached at sandyjbrown@, 831-588-8204, or online at
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by Dom Campanella, President
Jacksonville-Applegate Club
Rotary Offering College Scholarship
and More!


his month, the JacksonvilleApplegate Rotary Club’s focus is
on area youth. We are selecting
a local college-bound student to receive
a scholarship to help pay for tuition.
During our May meetings, we will honor
two students from each of the local
elementary schools, McLoughlin Middle
School, and South Medford High School
for their achievements in academics and
leadership. Additionally, in June, we will
send three local high school sophomores
to Camp RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership
Awards), a fantastic leadership
development program run by Rotary and
held at Grove Camp in Dorena, Oregon.
We are excited about assisting
Jacksonville Elementary School
Principal, Joe Frazer, and the PTA to
install 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. We hope
that the garden will be ready for planting
this season.

Our scholarships and service projects
are made possible by contributions from
the local community. The Jacksonville
Boosters recently assigned their annual
city-wide Garage Sale fundraiser to our
club. Along with our annual Salmon
Bake fundraiser (September 13, 2015),
the Garage Sale will help us continue
to serve the Jacksonville-Applegate
area for years to come. Donations of
items for sale are welcome, and are
tax deductible as a 501(c)(3) charitable
contribution to the Jacksonville
Applegate Community Education Trust
(JACET). If you have articles to donate,
please call Jill Tompkins at 541-8991352 to arrange for them to be picked
up, free of charge.
We invite you to have breakfast with us
at a club meeting, each Thursday, at 7:00
am at the Bella Union Restaurant. Come
see what Rotary is all about!
To learn more about the JacksonvilleApplegate Rotary Club, visit and please
“like” us on Facebook!

Investing in real estate is one of the most
important decisions you’ll make.
Hiring a real estate broker EDUCATED
in LAND USE ISSUES is one of the
BEST decisions you’ll make.

Sandy J. Brown, AICP

Broker, Certified Land Use Planner
831-588-8204 cell
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New Wines released this year are our new 2011 Syrah, and 2011 Port, made from the Syrah grape.
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• In Nunan Square, a home sold for
$429,000 when the last sale was for
• In the older section of Coachman
Estates off Stagecoach Road, we sold
a home for $490,000 and the last
home to sell there was $335,000.
So now it’s easy to see where the
price increases are coming from. Homes
between $200,000-mid $400,000 are in
great demand in Jacksonville and the
prices are soaring!
The highest-priced home to sell in
Jacksonville so far this year is a new home
in Vineyard View
at $555,555 and
we have yet to see
buyers for higher
priced homes.
Rural homes on
land outside the
city of Jacksonville
are up 12% from
the same time last
year but their sales prices were higher.
The majority of rural homes sold in the
$400,000 price range but others sold in the
$500,000, $800,000 and $900,000 range.
The majority of home sales in Jackson
County are up significantly this year with
a 14.7% increase of all homes resold, a
16.7% increase on all new construction
and a 12% increase on all rural properties.
So hang-on as we enter our largest
selling season with very little inventory
of homes for sale and very many buyers
worried that interest rates and prices are
going up. I predict a great year for real
estate in Jackson County!
Graham Farran is a broker with Expert
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Jacksonville. Please see their ad on the back
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the median price of a home selling for
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Ashland with the honor of having the
highest median price of a home in Jackson
County. Ashland’s median price of a
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Median price can be misleading as the
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mix of the properties selling goes
up. In other words, if we have
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on Surrey Drive or Wells Fargo
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would drive up the median price
of homes sold in Jacksonville, but
not necessarily affect the value
of the average home in sold in
Jacksonville. The good news is that this
is not the case—median prices have gone
up mainly from increases in the $200,000$400,000 price level. Let’s take a closer
look at the first quarter sales.
• In Heritage Village, the one story
complex across from the gas station,
we sold a two bedroom, 984 sq. ft.
townhome for $200,000, up from
• In Jacksonville Town Square, behind
Ray’s, we sold a townhome for
$252,000, up from $220,000.
• In The Farms, across from Bigham
Knoll, we sold two townhomes at
$260,000 and $270,000, up from
• In Brookview, across from the
elementary school, a townhome was
sold for $291,000, up from the last
sale of $233,000.

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taking benefits “early” means before age
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Benefits can start as early as age 62, and
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Evening Shades - Cont'd. from Pg. 6
with the email inbox filling up faster
than normal, which is, of course, great!
We've worked very hard since we
started to go out and talk to venues,
meet people, and do everything we
can to get on the map. This event gave
that an adrenaline shot and lined-up
several shows and venues we had not
played before…saving us all the hard
work we would have had to do with no
JR: What’s your plan for the prize
We are most definitely thankful for
that. The prize money went straight to
the band fund for whatever musical
equipment we might need in the future
which is super helpful, as well. The nice
thing is that even for the artists that

didn't officially win, they all did in the
sense of gaining new fans and exposure
which will help with gigs and getting
the foot in the door. There were a lot
of amazing bands in the competition
this year with their fans contributing
and so they deserve some love, as well.
We are thankful for our fans’ monetary
contributions also and grateful that
LifeArt will now be able to open a studio
downtown…how cool is that?
JR: What’s next?
Our next show, thanks to winning
the competition, will be at Bella Union
Restaurant in Jacksonville on April
30th for their yearly Oysters and Ale
festival closing party. They are expecting
around 300 people!

May 2015

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This 2005 East Medford home has 3 BR plus a large office. Very upgraded w/beautiful ceilings, a gas FP, granite counters in the kitchen.
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640 Grove St., Jacksonville

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
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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.
There is a gated entry and a paved driveway.



40 Freeman Ct., Central Point

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with C-4 zoning near the Albertson’s shopping center. Commercial
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6479 Hwy 238, Jacksonville

Quiet, private setting outside of Jacksonville in the sunshine.
Custom built, one level home on 5 fenced & gated acres w/a 3 car
garage. Covered front porch, a deck & patio & small vineyard.


724 Williams Ct., Medford

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3 bedrooms plus a large office. Soaring ceilings, open floor plan,
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May 2015 Events Calender • More at
Jacksonville Art Events
May 2015!
Art Presence Art Center!

ART’clectic Group Show!

May 1–31: Art Presence is pleased to
host ART'clectic, a local artist group.
Shop their fine art and handmade gift
items – with many Mother’s Day giftgiving choices – in a boutique–style
setting. Open from 10am–5pm every
Friday–Sunday, with an artist reception
Saturday, May 2 from 1–3pm.!
Left: Watercolor by Carol Laenen


Life Drawing Studio!

Mondays, 1–3pm: Join us for 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 through
July 10 !
Jacksonville Library
Oil paintings by Walt Wirfs
on display through July !
Medford Library!
The Bridge to 2020,
monotypes by Catie Faryl
on display through June !

Earth Bridge, Catie Faryl

Art Presence Authors Read!!

On Saturday, May 2, come enjoy readings and get signed
copies of books by Jacksonville authors!!
1PM: Phyllis Anderson, Remembered My Way, Act I

2PM: Julia Helm Hoskins, She Caves to Conquer!
3PM: Terry Erdmann and Paula Block, guides to Star Trek.!
Art Presence Art Center is a nonprofit organization
located at 206 N. Fifth St., next to Jacksonville’s historic
courthouse. Gallery hours: 11am–5pm every Fri–Sun.!!

GoodBean Coffee!
May 1–31: Antonio Brown!

Photographer Antonio Brown
is in his last year of college,
studying filmmaking at Long
Beach State University. His
goal in photography is to capture people and places in the
moment while telling their
stories. Support this young
talent as he prepares to launch his career!
165 South Oregon Street ~ 541-899-8740!

• 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.
MARKET. Reception May 2, 1:00-3:00pm.
See ad and article on page 8.
• Saturday, May 2, 9:00am-5:00pm & Sunday, May
3, 10:00am-4:00pm: spring garden fair,
Jackson County Expo. See article and ad page 24.
• Saturday, May 2, 9:00am: ruch school
diaper dash.
See article page 31.
• Saturday & Sunday, May 2 & 3: fojl spring
book sale, Jacksonville Library Naversen Room.
See article page 29 for hours.
• Saturday, May 2, 11:00am-4:00pm: may faire,
Madrone Trail Public Charter School.
• Saturday, May 2, 1:00-4:00pm: art presence
authors read. Readings by local authors.
See article page 8.

• Sunday, May 3, 8:00pm: ata sundown
trail hike, meet at Bunny Meadows Staging
Area. See article page 33.
• Sunday, May 3, Noon-4:30pm: mai fest, Frau
Kemmling Schoolhaus Brewhaus. See article on page 5.
• Friday, May 8, 5:30-7:30pm: jacksonville
fire dept spaghetti feed, Oddfellows
Lodge. See ad page 15.
• Saturday, May 9, 10:00am-2:00pm:
garden club spring
sale, next to Post Office. See article page 25.
• Saturday, May 9, 10:00am: history saturday
in the cemetery, Jacksonville Historic
Cemetery. See article page 11.

• Sunday, May 10, 11:00am-2:00pm: mother's
day brunch at applegate grange, to
benefit the playground project at Cantrall-Buckley park
and the Applegate Grange. See article page 13.
• Friday, May 15, 7:00pm: movie night at old
city hall, "Gold Diggers of 1933." See article this page.
• Sunday, May 17, 11:00am-5:00pm: uncorked,
Applegate Valley Wine Tour. See ad page 38.
• Thursday, May 21, 12:30-2:30pm: jacksonville
garden club flower show, Naversen
Room at Jacksonville Library. See article page 25.
• Thursday, May 21, 6:00-8:00pm: book talks &
wine, South Stage Cellars. See article next page.
• Thursday, May 21, 7:30pm: jacksonville
elementary musical, The Little Mermaid.
See article page 27.
• Saturday, May 23, 11:00am-5:00pm: roam the
rogue, Spring Wine Tour. See ad page 37.
• Sunday & Monday, May 24 & 25, 11:00am-3:00pm:
memorial day meet & greet in the
cemetery, Jacksonville Historic Cemetery.
See article page 11.
• Saturday May 30, 9:00am-2:00pm: dfd dog walk,
Jacksonville Elementary. See article and ad page 35.
• Saturday, May 30, 10:00am-5:00pm: southern
oregon grape fair, Talent. See ad page 37.
• Saturday May 30, 11:00am-4:00pm: children's
heritage fair, Hanley Farm. See article page 12.
• Sunday, May 31, 12:00-6:00pm: jacksonville
wine cruise. See ad page 38, article page 39.

May Movie Night at Old City Hall
Our movie for May is Gold Diggers of 1933, a "deliciously-maddening extravaganza,
Depression-era Broadway musical," according to one critic on the Rotten Tomatoes
website. Indeed, it ranks 100% on their rating meter... impressive for any movie.
Gold Diggers of 1933 is just plain fun from beginning to end. Yet, surprisingly,
it ends on a number called, "The Forgotten Man" which was inspired by the
World War I veterans march on Washington, DC. And this is after it opens with
a number by Ginger Rogers that has become as immortal in screen legend as her
dances with Fred Astaire have become. The "We're In The Money" audiences may
have been broke and struggling at the height of the Depression, but they flocked
to see this picture anyway. It was the third most-popular movie at the U.S. box
office that year.
Gold Diggers stars Warren William, Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon, Ruby Keeler
and Dick Powell, and features Guy Kibbee, Ned Sparks and Ginger Rogers. (In
this film, Ginger is on the edge of super-stardom.) As a pre-code film, it is far less
restrained in tone or content. The costumes you will see are the first sign of that.
Gold Diggers of 1933 will be shown at Old City Hall on Friday, May 15th at
7:00pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. This one is fun... come join us.

South Stage Cellars!
May 7-June 4: The Way I
See It Randall Grealish!

This retrospective spans
Grealish’s interest in oils,
abstract painting, & metal
art. Meet the artist, enjoy
fine wine and complimentary hors d’oeuvres during
an artist reception on May
16 from 5-8 pm. !
125 South Third Street ~ 541-899-9120!

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This Month

• Saturday & Sunday, May 9 & 10, 10:00am-3:00pm:
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May 2015

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Performing Arts in the Rogue Valley

by Lee Greene



5/1 7:30p Tutunov Piano Series Concert IV— Antonio
Di Cristofano performs Chopin, Liszt, Berg & Scriabin.

5/1-5/31 Thu thru Sun—Arsenic and Old Lace
– farcical black comedy about a family of insane
homicidal maniacs. CAMELOT; Tix: CAMELOT

5/1 8p SOU Graduate Percussion Group—presents
Michael Gordon’s minimalist masterpiece, Timber.

5/1, 5, 9, 14, 16, 20, 22, 27 & 30 Fingersmith—a wild
ride of a Victorian crime thriller. OSFBMR; Tix: OSF

5/2 7:30p, 5/3 3p Siskiyou Singers—When Johnny
Comes Marching Home Concert commemorating 150th
anniversary of Civil War’s end. SOUMRH; Tix: SS
5/2 7:30p, 5/3 3p Rogue Valley Chorale—Journey to
Spain. CRATE; Tix: CRATE
5/10 3p Rogue Valley Symphonic Band—Band
concert. PHSA; Tix: At door
5/10 7p Siskiyou Music Project—The Real Vocal
String Quartet; eclectric chamber music ensemble.
PW, Tix: SMP
5/12 7:30p Siskiyou Saxophone Orchestra presents
Labyrinth. SOUMRH; Tix: OCASOU
5/15 7:30p SOU Jazz Ensemble & SOU Jazz
Collective—Spring concert. SOUMRH; Tix: OCASOU
5/17 3p Jefferson Baroque Orchestra—Spring Showcase
Concert: False Enchanters and Sweet Aires. FCC; Tix: JBO
5/17 7:30p Colin Campbell—Voice Recital. SOUMRH;
5/22 7:30p Tutunov Piano Series Concert V—Tutunov
and Friends: Grand Finale. SOUMRH; Tix: OCASOU
5/24 7:30p Gustavo Castro-Ramirez, piano, and Karen
Esquival, mezzo soprano, Faculty Recital. SOUMR231;
5/28-5/30 7:30p Night Train to Memphis—Music
from the Golden Age of Soul, Blues and Rock & Roll.
5/29 7:30p (SOUMRH), 5/30 7:30p (GPPAC) & 5/31 3p
(CRATE)—Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon—
Spring Concert. Tix: YSSO
5/31 7:30p Tatsiana Asheichyk—Graduate Piano
Recital. SOUMRH; Tix: FREE; Info: OCASOU

5/1-5/17 Thu thru Sun—Little Shop of Horrors, The
Musical—comedy rock musical about a florist shop
with a plant that feeds on humans. RTC; Tix: RTC
5/1, 2, 7, 8, 10, 14-17, 19-21, 23, 28, 29 & 31 Long
Day’s Journey Into Night—Eugene O’Neill’s
ultimate American family drama masterpiece.
5/1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30
& 31 Much Ado About Nothing—Shakespeare play.
5/1-5/17 Thu thru Sun—Musical of Musicals—
hilarious satire of musical theater. OCT, Tix: OCT
5/1-3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 13-16, 20-24 & 26-30 Pericles—
Shakespeare play. OSFTHO; Tix: OSF
5/2, 3, 6-8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28, 29 &
31 Guys and Dolls—hilarious musical classic from a
Damon Runyan story. OSFBMR; Tix: OSF
5/3, 7, 10, 13, 15, 21, 23, 27 & 29 Secret Love in Peach
Blossom Land—A contemporary delight of Chinese
drama. OSFBMR; Tix: OSF
5/15 7:30p One Flew
Over The Cuckoo’s
Nest—Next Stage
Repertory Company
presents play based
on Ken Kesey's novel.
5/21-23, 28-31 The
Winter’s Tale—
Shakespeare’s late
romance play with a
comedic ending. . CST;

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• CAMELOT- Camelot Theatre - 101 Talent
Avenue, Talent; tickets: 541-535-5250, http://bit.
• CRATE – Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central
Av., Medford; tickets: 541-779-3000, www.
• CST – Center Stage Theater, SOU, Ashland
• FCC – First Congregational Church, 717
Siskiyou Blvd. Ashland
• GPPAC – Grants Pass Performing Arts Center,
725 NE Dean Dr., Grants Pass
• JBO – Jefferson Baroque Orchestra: tickets:
• OCT – Oregon Cabaret Theater, 241 Hargadine
Street, Ashland; tickets: 541-488-2902, http://
• OCASOU – Oregon Center for the Arts at
SOU; info:, tickets: 541552-6348,
• OSF – Oregon Shakespeare Festival; tickets:
• 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
• PHSA – Phoenix H. S. Auditorium, 745 North
Rose St., Phoenix
• PW – Pascal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Rd, Talent
• RTC – Randall Theater Company, 10 3rd
St., Ashland; tickets: 541-632-3258, http://bit.
• SMP – Siskiyou Music Project; tickets: 541-4883869,
• SOUMRH – SOU Music Recital Hall, Mountain
Av., Ashland
• SOUMR231 - SOU Music Recital Hall Rm 231,
Mountain Av., Ashland
• SOUSMA - SOU Museum of Art, Ashland
• YSSO – Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon;

May Book Talks & Wine at South Stage Cellars
This month, Book Talks & Wine
at South Stage Cellars takes place on
Thursday, May 21, from 6:00-8:00pm at
the Tasting Room at 125 South 3rd Street.
Ashland writer Michael Niemann will
read from his novel, Legitimate Business and
discuss his tale of international intrigue.
Legitimate Business begins with the
shooting death of Ritu Roy, a young
UN policewoman, in the Zam Zam
camp for Internally Displaced Persons
in Darfur. Authorities are quick to write
it off as an act of random mob violence,
but Ritu's best friend and partner, Priya
Choudhury, believes Ritu was targeted
deliberately for complaining about
the poor quality of Nepali armored
personnel carriers. Priya enlists the help
of UN investigator Valentin Vermeulen
who soon discovers that the fraud runs
much deeper than a batch of shoddy
vehicles. As he is drawn into a dark

world of corruption and illegal arms
trafficking, Valentin must risk not only
his job but his life in order to expose the
truth, and stop the civil war in Darfur
taking an even more deadly turn.
Michael Niemann is a writer and
teacher whose story, Africa Always Needs
Guns was included in the 2012 MWA
Anthology edited by Lee Child. On the
non-fiction side, he has written a book
on regionalism and numerous articles
on global and African issues. He has
traveled widely in Europe and southern
Africa. A native German, he now lives in
Southern Oregon. Legitimate Business was
published in 2014 by Endeavor Press.
This monthly series featuring authors
from The State of Jefferson is perfect for
book lovers to gather and meet local literati
while enjoying wine and appetizers at one
of the Rogue Valley’s premier wine venues.
Admission is free.

Summer Series

Join the Symphony for two enchanting
evenings at EdenVale Winery.
Reserved Seating ~ Gardens open at 6:30 · Concerts begin at 8:00

June 19, 2015

Featuring Gabe Young, oboe
HANDEL: Water Music Suite No. 1 & No. 2
MARCELLO: Oboe Concerto in c minor
DONIZETTI: Andante sostenuto

July 24, 2015

Featuring Kinga Augustyn, violin

RESPIGHI: Ancient Airs and Dances Suite 3
VIVALDI: The Four Seasons
PUCCINI: I crisantemi

TICKETS 541-552-6398

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May 2015

Jacksonville Review

The Literary Gardender
by Rhonda Nowak

Sprout a Little Spring at the 36th Annual

Spring Garden Fair

Plan Ahead to Entice Bees and Butterflies
to Your Garden

Over 150 booths, exhibits, and artisans
From whimsical to practical
the Spring Garden Fair has it all!

Annuals, Perennials, Herbs & Vegetables
Heirloom Tomatoes
Hanging Baskets
Garden Art & Outdoor Funiture
Landscape Exhibits
Plant Clinic
Well Water Testing (bring sample)
Free Classes

Saturday, May 2 ~ 9 to 5
Sunday May 3 ~ 10 to 4

at the Jackson County Expo
Admission $3
Children 15 & under free

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y English Composition
Annual flowers—calendula, cosmos,
students are often
marigolds, and zinnias
overwhelmed by the word
Perennials—yarrow, larkspur, Shasta
choices they face when they write
daisies, and milkweed. Dahlias, which are
an essay. It’s the same with me, as a
tuberous root plants and do best in sun
gardener. When I pour over a plant
with afternoon shade, are also on my list
catalog or visit a garden nursery, I
because they’re magnets for butterflies,
sometimes become dizzy
with the array of colorful
As an added bonus for
“If the English language made
choices laid out before
my garden, many of these
any sense, ‘lackadaisical’
me. It’s all too easy to
same plants attract other
would have something to do
either throw up my hands
beneficial insects. Cosmos,
with a shortage of flowers.” for example, draw
in frustration, or spend
~Doug Larson, columnist
money on plants that may
lacewings and ladybugs,
not be the best selections
both of which feed on
for my garden.
aphids, mealybugs, and
I need to heed the
mites. Cosmos, marigolds,
advice I give to writing
and spearmint appeal
students: What do you
to spiders; if you are not
ultimately want to
arachnophobic, you’ll
accomplish? Once that’s
love them for their diet
figured out, writers, and
consisting of many
gardeners, can make
garden insect pests.
informed decisions that
Why are pollinators
will appeal to their “audience” and help
attracted to specific plants? Flowering
them achieve their goals.
plants have adapted colors, scents, and
An important purpose for my
shapes that assist them in continuing
gardening this year is to attract an active
their species. Cosmos, with their
audience of beneficial insects to my
irresistible smell of nectar, draw bees and
flowers and herbs. Such welcome visitors
butterflies (as well as hummingbirds).
include bees and butterflies that not only
Flowers we see as yellowish–calendula,
serve as pollinators, but also add color
marigolds–appear blue to bees, a color
in motion. As American novelist Robert
they apparently think is sexy in the same
Heinlein wrote, “Butterflies are selfway we associate passion with red. Broad
propelled flowers.” And Ray Bradbury
flower heads, like that of yarrow, serve
said, “Bees…their feet are dusted with
as handy landing pads for insects. In the
spices from a million flowers.”
case of milkweed, while toxic to humans
I’m going to practice what I teach when
and pets, Monarch butterflies know it’s
I attend the Jackson
the only plant their
County Master
caterpillar offspring
Gardener’s 36th
will eat.
Annual Spring Garden
I always tell
Fair this weekend,
my students that
May 2 and 3, at the
planning before
Expo in Central Point.
they write is
With more than 150
time well spent;
booths and exhibits, as
likewise, it’s been
well as thousands of
worthwhile to
ornamental and edible
plan ahead for my
plants, I need a plan!
Spring Garden
Fortunately, Master
Fair experience.
Gardeners have put together a listing of
Although I may stray a bit once I get
plants available at the JCMG booths this
there, my goal is to stay focused on
year that shows which offerings are most plants that will bring as many bees and
enticing to the winged guests on my
butterflies to my garden as possible. I’ll
invite list. Of course, I also need to keep
take the advice offered by French author
in mind the amount of sun the plants
Antoine de Saint-Exupery: “A goal
will need in order to thrive. My beds
without a plan is just a wish.”
have full sun exposure (at least 8 hours),
For more plant listings, check the
so here’s what I’ve come up with to
Spring Garden Fair page on the Jackson
attract butterflies and bees to my garden:
County Master Gardener website at: www.
Edibles—chives, garlic, oregano, See ad this page.
thyme, and mint. Also, bees adore
Rhonda Nowak is a Jackson County Master
yellow, green, and red peppers, but
Gardener and teaches English Composition at
butterflies are more coy.
RCC. Contact her at

May 2015

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Love Your Landscape
by Adam Haynes


What’s Cooking…Outside?

are a great
way to expand
your overall living space. Outdoor
cooking and entertaining can provide you
with a summer “vacation” feel in your
own backyard, and as a bonus, wellplanned outdoor kitchens enable you to
cook outside year-round!
Creating your outdoor kitchen can
be as simple as a patio dining set with
an umbrella and a
barbeque grill, or as
elaborate as a fullyfunctioning kitchen
with appliances,
countertop space,
storage, and builtin dining and
seating areas. When
designing the right
outdoor kitchen,
there are many
factors to consider
such as, who will be using the kitchen
(children, adults, senior friends and
relatives) and how often will it be in use?
What is the climate like in your area and
what’s the proximity of the kitchen in
relation to the house? What size is your
space and what is your desired level of
cooking and prep work functionality?
I suggest you purchase appliances that
will make it through both rain and sun.
Stainless steel and ceramic appliances
work well for all weather conditions,
are very durable, and require minimal
maintenance. Since appliances in your
outdoor kitchen will greatly impact

the overall plan size, establishing the
floor plan and flooring material of your
outdoor kitchen is critical when building
the foundation of your space. Proper
flooring will not only complete the overall
look, but add durability and value to the
final product.
Another key component in a successful
outdoor kitchen space is outdoor
specialty lighting. Not to be overlooked,
outdoor lighting provides ambience
and enables safer cooking, day or night.

Jacksonville Garden Club Spring Sale
is Mother’s Day Weekend!
After the cool dark days of winter,
we welcome sunny days and blooming
trees and flowers: peonies, irises, roses,
poppies, daisies, and lilacs. Jacksonville
Garden Club members use these
and other flowers to make beautiful
bouquets to sell at their annual Spring
Sale, which will be held this year on
Saturday, May 9th, from 10:00am to
2:00pm near the Post Office on Oregon
Street in downtown Jacksonville. Get set
for Mother’s Day with a fresh bouquet
or a unique potted plant. Home-baked
goodies—cookies, brownies, pies, scones,
and cakes—will also be available, to
enjoy on-site or to take home for a later

treat. Handmade cards and papers
created by Club members can also be
purchased for special gifts.
Money raised from Jacksonville
Garden Club activities provides
scholarships at the Oregon Stewardship
and at Rogue Community College.
Club funds and volunteers also support
local beautification projects at Peter
Britt Gardens, Doc Griffin Park, and
Jacksonville Post Office. For more
information about the Spring Sale or
Jacksonville Garden Club events, please
contact President Susan Casaleggio at
541-899-2029. See ad below.

 Jacksonville Garden Club Flower Show
“Thankful for Small Blessings” is May 21

Outdoor lighting is versatile and can
enhance the feel and functionality of any
outdoor kitchen environment.
All of these factors and considerations
must be accounted-for when optimally
planning your outdoor kitchen layout.
Adam Haynes is a
resident of Jacksonville
and the owner of Sage
Landscape Supply. Contact
him at 541-292-3285,
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In the spring and fall, Jacksonville
Garden Club members are known
for creating beautiful bouquets and
holiday arrangements to raise funds for
community projects and scholarships. On
May 21, club members will demonstrate
their gardening and design skills in a
different setting: a flower show, open
to the public. Members will have the
opportunity to display flowers and
plants that they have grown in their own
homes or gardens, and to create small
and miniature floral designs—hence the
theme “Thankful for Small Blessings.”
Entries will be judged by National Garden
Club accredited judges. The public will
be able to view entries from 12:30pm2:30pm on May 21 in the Naversen Room
of the Jacksonville Public Library at 340
West C Street in downtown Jacksonville.
Come to enjoy some small pleasures!

Traditional mass design containing hellebores,
pulmonaria, and violets with azalea, bleeding
heart and sedum leaves. Photo: Grace Emori

The Weed Wrangler
by Bob Budesa
The Downside of Ivy


are’s eat oats, and doe’s eat
oats, and little lamb’s eat…
you guessed it—Ivy. In truth,
English Ivy is no laughing matter. It
may provide innocuous-looking ground
cover, and it may seem to require little in
the way of trimming or control, but one
couldn’t be further from the truth.
English Ivy (Hedera helix) is considered
weedy or invasive in a number of regions
and is on the official noxious weed lists in
Oregon and Washington.
Like other invasive vines
such as kudzu, ivy
can grow to choke-out
other plants and create
"ivy deserts." State
and county-sponsored
efforts are encouraging
the destruction of
ivy in forests of the
Pacific Northwest and
the Southern United
States. Its sale or import
is banned in Oregon. Ivy can easily
escape from cultivated gardens and
invade nearby parks, forests and other
natural areas.
English Ivy should not be planted or
encouraged in areas where it is invasive.
Where it is established, it is very difficult
to control or eradicate. In the absence of
active and ongoing measures to control its
growth, it will tend to crowd out all other
plants, including shrubs and trees.
Trees in which ivy is growing are in
jeopardy of being toppled, due in large
part to the sheer mass of ivy in the
canopies. In Portland, many trees have
been lost in wind storms due solely to
the weight and mass of ivy in the tops
of trees! Ivy can kill mature and wellestablished trees primarily by girdling,

and by water and nutrient competition.
Ivy grows in a dense mat on the trunk
and around the base of trees, creating
buildup of organic matter and habitat
for bark-damaging organisms. Groundrunning stems of ivy can wrap tightly
around the base of the tree, constricting
the tree as it grows and cutting into the
phloem. For this reason, it is especially
important to remove ivy not only from
the trunk of trees, but also from the
ground at their base,
creating "survival rings."
In its mature form, dense
ivy can destroy habitat
for native wildlife and
creates large sections of
solid ivy where no other
plants can develop.
Over the past several
years, Kristi Merganthaler
(Southern Oregon
Land Conservancy) has
spearheaded ivy-pulling
events in the woodlands, specifically
along the south fork of Jackson Creek,
in an effort to slow and eventually stop
its spread. Ivy climbing the trees in the
Jacksonville Library parking lot has been
trimmed, but more needs to be done.
If you have ivy climbing trees on your
property, clip the vines, and pull as much
of it down as you can. If you have ivy
growing on your property, make sure it
stays on the ground, and remains confined.
Ivy is no laughing matter, no matter
how many mares or doe’s you have!
Bob Budesa moved to Jacksonville 20 years
ago, retired from BLM after 38 years where
he oversaw the noxious weed program with
Medford District BLM (850,000 acres) for
20 years, worked in Wild Horse Program in
1970’s and was a member of JWA for 2 years.

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Enroll Now for "Summer Art Fun" Classes
at The Woodcarving Place
This summer, consider enrolling
your kids in woodcarving, painting,
decoupage, sculpting and photography
classes—right here in historic downtown
Jacksonville at The
Woodcarving Place
at 255 E. “D” Street.
Owner, Sandy Flowers
says she’s planned a
12-week curriculum
and is now accepting
applications for
enrollment. Classes will
offer unique twists on
subject matter to make
it more interesting for young students.
“Forging a Masterpiece,” is a class where
students will copy a Picasso or Monet
while learning the life story of each artist.
At the end of the series, students will have
created their very own masterpiece!

Other classes will offer hands-on
carving on soap or wood, all designed
with the age of the child in mind.
Depending on the subject, students
may enroll in one
or all 10 classes
and may pick and
choose, depending
on family vacation
schedules and
level of subject
interest. Sandy
says cost is about
$20 per class,
with all materials
included. Families enrolling multiple kids
will receive a discounted rate, as well. All
"Summer Art Fun" classes are geared for
kids age 5-10. The Young Artists Program
will be for kids age 11 and up with 6-10
students per class. See ad below.

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255 East D Street • Historic Jacksonville

Margaret Barnes, Pickety Place Antiques
Please Pour the Tea


ith the coming of Spring, so
comes the fun of hosting a
Tea Party.
The English in the reign of Queen
Elizabeth I made a fine art of tea time.
Fine tea from China and India was a
staple of English life, as The East India
Company had trade routes through
Europe. Tea was made available for the
high classes as well as low classes and
soon became the national beverage, outranking ale.
Tea time was either low tea or high
tea, depending on the table it was served
from, not necessarily the time of day.
Served in the late afternoon or early
evening, High Tea is served at a “high”
table with seated place settings. The
foods are heartier and consist of salads,
one or two hot dishes, pot pies, cold
chicken, sliced meats, cakes, fruit tarts,
custards, and fresh fruits. The tea may be
served hot or iced.
Low tea, served at noon or early
afternoon centers on dainty finger
sandwiches, scones and pastries, jams
and jellies.
There were literally thousands of
patterns of cups and saucers made.
Many dinnerware sets from “Havilland”
and “Limoges” went unnamed leaving
collectors on the hunt to complete their
sets by looking for the design instead
of by name. “Noritake” has several of
unnamed patterns, as does “Nippon.”
Makers of “Spode” and “Shelley”
usually had pattern names and are in
high demand to this day. English sets
from “Staffordshire,” “Royal Doulton,”
“Westbrook” and dozens more are in
high-demand and are not hard to find.
English or French tea cups can be
ordinary or ornate, footed, pedestaled or
flat bottomed, but never boring. Tea cups
are a wonderful every day item that cheer
and comfort almost anyone.
Prices can range in value from $9
to $90 or more for a single cup and
saucer set. Collectors of “Aynsely” and
“Paragon” know they can expect to pay
upwards of $200 for that choice piece.
Rare and fragile tea cups are sought and

collected worldwide. Internet sales are
high and competitive.
One thing we do not lack at Pickety
Place is tea cups. Ranging from the
delicate jasperware of “Wedgwood,” the
fine hand-painted bone china of France
and Austria, or to the clunky pottery of
restaurant ware or “Fiestaware,” you will
no doubt find something to your liking.
There are no rules when collecting tea
cups. Buy what you like, when you like.
Many people prefer to collect
demitasse cups as they are a wonderful
size for cappuccinos.
Tea Pots and accessories are also
available here. We have cream and
sugar sets, milk pitchers, cake plates, tea
spoons, sugar tongs, to name a few.
A Tea Party can be as elegant or as
eclectic as you want, no one cares.
Little girls and grandmas all over
the valley will be donning big hats and
snazzy dresses for a fun afternoon of
drinking tea and eating sandwiches and
small cakes, raising pinky fingers and
making memories.
Margaret Barnes is an owner of Pickety
Place Antiques & Collectibles. See ad this page.

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by Christin Sherbourne

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ne of
my most
organizational and
*efficiency techniques was one I learned
while waitressing at a Mexican Restaurant
when I lived in Portland. The lesson is: a
good waiter tries not to make unnecessary
trips and will consolidate as many things
to do as possible in one-turn. I have
transferred this concept into what I call
“staging.” As a verb it means "to plan,
organize, and carry out.”
Staging serves me well and will
serve you well, too! I use it for almost
everything I do including when
unpacking from a trip—I take everything
out, group items together like dirty
clothes, kids’ items, personal stuff, etc.
and then put away each pile at a time.
When I unload the dishwasher, I use
the same concept—I stand in one spot and
unload by placing items in groups near
the location they need to go. And, every
time I leave my car, I take out everything
and then stage it all and it put away from
there. This technique is the best I’ve found
for everything from laundry, unpacking
groceries, and cleaning the house and I
hope it helps you, as well!
*Efficiency is the extent to which time,
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The 5th Annual Jacksonville
Elementary School’s Writers’ Festival
will be held on Wednesday, May 7 from
6:00-8:00pm 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. This event is free and open to the
community—please join us!
The Writers’ Festival is a school-wide
event, featuring the work 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. Our thanks go to Amy Kranenburg,
the Writers’ Festival Coordinator, and the
many community members and parents
who support this event.

Mark your calendars to join us for
Jacksonville Elementary's 27th Annual
Musical, kicking off the summer season
on the Britt Hill. Students from the
fourth, fifth and sixth grades will present
The Little Mermaid to the community
Thursday, May 21st at 7:30pm. Tickets
are $4 per person or $9 for an immediate
family. The revenue from this year's
production will support next year's
musical. Thank you to Mrs. Stanek for
her leadership, Sandy Metwally for her
costume expertise, for everyone who is
pitching in to help, and to Britt Festivals
for their ongoing support of this fantastic
community event. We’ll see you there!

A Cup of Conversation
by Michael Kell


a change. The look on his dad’s face was
text-book prodigal son returning home.
How could I say no? I suggested we start
with Mike shadowing me for a month.
The young man agreed and asked when?
I said five, tomorrow, and then every day
Monday through Friday. Five in the
afternoon? Mike was sincere in the
question. The father smiled but looked
down and said nothing. I looked at Mike
for a few seconds. No, Mike. Five o’clock
in the morning. This is the coffee business.
The young man didn’t blink and said he’d
be there waiting at the front door.
I recall it was raining the next morning
and wondered if this schedule might
be a little ambitious for both my young
protégé and me. There was Mike at
5:00am standing outside the door. I
smiled thinking he had probably been
ending his days around five in the
morning. Let me just say I’d have bet the
farm he wouldn’t last a week and would
have lost the farm. Mike was never late
and never missed a day. He was very
bright, like father like son. We’d go
everywhere together, even out of town
on business. Needless to say we got to
know each other. Mike was an open
book and we talked about many things.
He was a fine young man who just got
lost along the way. The dad let me know
the change he was seeing in his son
and how excited both he and his lovely
wife were for all that was happening
in Mike’s life. Our plans were moving
forward quickly and Mike was fully
engaged in every detail.
It was a dull gray morning when the
call came in. Mikie’s life was taken in an
automobile accident. It was nobody’s
fault. During the memorial service the
family’s pastor said Mike’s mother told
him she spoke with her son just days
before the accident. Mikie was doing
really well. He had found peace. He had
found the way, truth, and life…so please
don't worry about him anymore. He’d
always be okay you, Mom.
Take a closer look. Time here may not
be what you think.
Michael is a coffee entrepreneur and
sometimes author currently residing in the
Northwest with his lovely wife. Check out more
articles like this one at

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ur house had
just burned
down. A few
weeks later my wife
was diagnosed with
Multiple Sclerosis, not the best of times. I
mention this only because it was during
this season Mikie walked into my life. It’s
always when we’re the most distracted by
our own issues that opportunity to make
a difference in the life of another slips
away. I don’t think that’s a coincidence.
I’d first seen Mike and his friend
come into the Jacksonville store just
hanging out and observing things. They
were young, barely early twenties.
Both were polite yet very interested in
how things were being done. One day
they approached me and introduced
themselves. The two young men wanted
to get into the coffee business. The one
friend talked pretty fast and I missed
most of what he was saying. Mike didn’t
say much but I could tell he was a deep
well. There was something hard and
troubled about him yet unmistakable
kindness was in his eyes. A great deal
was going on in my life so who knows
why I agreed to sit down and hear them
out. We met several times but weeks
would go by without hearing from them.
I didn’t think much more about it until
one day when the phone rang. The voice
was professional, polished and to the
point. He introduced himself and asked
if I would consider sitting down with
him and his son to discuss some business
opportunities. After a moment or so
everything came into focus. The man on
the line was Mike’s father who happened
to be a well-known commercial developer
in the Pacific Northwest. I agreed to meet.
There was palpable tension in the board
room between father and son. Mike’s
dad was direct. He was in the position
to help his son. The boy’s father was the
guy people like me called to get into his
commercial centers. He had my attention.
Dad thanked me for spending time with
Mikie and wanted to be clear his son was
going through a rough few years and was
looking to get serious about starting his
life. Was I interested in doing something
together? I asked Mike a few pointed
questions. He was unvarnished about
where choices had taken him and wanted

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hen I was a new mother,
utterly and blissfully over the
moon for my baby, I thought
I would never feel anything less than that
all-consuming, perfect love. It simply
wasn’t possible.
Fast-forward twelve years to the
Japanese Gardens in Portland, where a
little family foray, meticulously planned
by moi, precipitated a radical new
experience of motherhood.
I arrived ready to take in the beauty
with my brand new, fancy-pants camera.
The gardens were my antidote for earlier
dreadful forays to the zoo and museum.
Here it was quiet, serene, lovely … except
that it wasn’t. One child wanted only
to go to the gift shop and complained
bitterly throughout of tired
feet. The other became
uncharacteristically sullen
when I refused him my
camera. And then, after
some minutes of this
unrelenting barrage, it
happened. In the middle
of the gardens, in a most
surprising moment, I heard
myself think: I don’t want
my children.
“Surely you don’t mean
that!” I thought. But this
new “I” did mean it. In
that moment, I absolutely
meant it. I was done with
grumpiness and catering
to my children's needs
and desires: I wanted to satisfy my own
desires. I wanted to take pictures with I
new camera which should not have to be
shared with my child. There are limits.
I once witnessed a mother deer, back
when I was Blissful Mother, kick her fawn
off of her teat. I remember feeling shocked
at this and a bit horrified, but standing in
the Japanese garden, I got it.
“Maya Angelou might know why the
caged bird sings,” I thought, “but I know
why mothers eat their young.”
Enantiodromia is a Greek word which,
psychologically speaking, refers to the
phenomenon whereby an extreme, onesided tendency that dominates conscious
life will elicit its unconscious opposite. In
my honest love and desire to be all things

wonderful for my children, a shadowy
realm was constellated. This is the realm
of the Hindu goddess Kali, a deity
responsible for all of life from conception
to death. She is creator, sustainer, and
destroyer. Our one-sided cultural myth
tends to limit mothers to the first two
functions, but the truth is that our fierce
destructive capacities are real and necessary
facets of wholeness. Kali knows this.
I never imagined I would have a Kali
moment in the Japanese Gardens, but
there it was and interestingly, I allowed
it. I allowed myself to feel it fully and
completely and shamelessly. And in
doing so, my understanding of what it is
to be a mother expanded exponentially.
Like that doe kicking her fawn, there
comes a time when a
mother reclaims a bit
of herself, takes back
her body, claims her
own life (and camera)
and says, “No.”
In that moment I
found the fierceness
I’ve been missing,
and it felt oddly good.
I’m tired of sharing
everything. I’m tired
of always wearing
mom pants: those
super comfortable,
not-so-sexy jeans we
seem to start wearing
like a uniform once we
have kids. I need to
throw on the heels and tight jeans, grab my
camera and take off by myself for a while,
feed my own soul, remember my wilder
nature lest I become unbalanced and kick
someone, or devour them completely.
We all have a tendency to limit
ourselves to what feels “nice” and
acceptable. We try so hard to be less than
who we are. Such self-denial aborts our
aliveness. Embracing our wilder, fiercer
natures might be messy and feel a bit
scary, but it also makes for a richer, sexier,
fuller life.
After all, Kali doesn’t wear mom pants.
KATE INGRAM, M.A., is a professional
therapist, soul coach, writer and mother of
two. She sometimes wears mom pants, but
she’s pretty fierce nevertheless.

Sterling Creek Antiques Closing Doors
BIG Sale on Now
Editor’s Note: This letter is from Joelle Graves,
who will soon be closing her antique shop.
When May rolls along, it’s always so
exciting anticipating the Summer and
Fall seasons; seeing returning customers
again and meeting new ones. This year,
May will feel very different for me as I
prepare to close Sterling Creek Antiques.
In January, I had decided to re-invent the
store and start carrying some products
that might appeal to the antique shopper.
Then, the news came that my rent was
increasing and I knew it was a nut I
couldn’t crack. No options and no time
sent me towards making a decision
quickly. Then my sweet 20-month-old
granddaughter “face timed” me, making
it easier to make the right decision. I invite
you to join me as I celebrate the closing of
my store with wonderful discounts!
I’ve enjoyed my three years of business
in Jacksonville and have some people to
thank. I couldn’t have opened the store
without Lanny and Dorinda Doolittle.
Then Curtis Auer walked in and I had
a new friend and advisor. How can I
thank Whit Parker for always being so
encouraging and patient? I’ve enjoyed
sharing writing my Review column,
“Speaking of Antiquing” with Margaret
Barnes at Pickety Place Antiques and have
also appreciated their collegial business
practices! I’m grateful for the made-to-

order quesadilla Fernando, upstairs, at
La Fiesta would make me… and I highly
recommend his Sangria. Orange Chicken
from Thai House Restaurant was my goto uplifting lunch to go. And how about
the pal I made at Cotton Broker who had
no trouble finding me new ponchos and
shawls to buy. I relished every “London
Fog” from GoodBean to the point
customers would ask me, “What are you
drinking?” I could always call Jo Parker at
WillowCreek for advice. All of the gals at
Umpqua Bank were the greatest! I always
loved when Constance at Jacksonville
Mercantile came around with her tasting
tray asking what we thought of something
new she was trying. And a “thank you”
goes to Joe Surges from Carefree Buffalo
for the free hugs on a hard day.
Doing business in Jacksonville was
just what I expected and not at all what I
expected! Retail is hard work. I couldn’t
have done it without Tracy Baird at my
side and Henry Kunz supporting my
every move.
So come see me before May 17th.
Everything is on sale with new things being
put out daily. My final words are to support
small business in every way you can think
of. Buy a little something or buy something
big—it all matters. Mostly, continue loving
this gem of a little town. I will.
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To Plant an Almond Tree - Part II


by Platon Mantheakis

ivorce came in ‘73 and she
moved to Greece. In ‘93 she
moved back again to the old
farm in Tanzania, to live next door ; and,
from then on they remained the strangest
of friends never missing a chance to
jokingly describe each other as the
“Womanizer” and the “Witch.”
Oh, they both had grounds for their
disaffections for each other and to this
day, workers at our
estate know that when
they walk through my
mother’s garden, that
a woman of unusual
powers—who should
not be disturbed-- lives
here and one takes
every step softly for fear
of waking her.
The grounds of our
hilltop estate have for
three generations been
planted with exotic
trees and flowers,
eventually growing
into this “Garden of
no Man’s Eden” where
Valentino and the
Witch would meet over
single malt sundowners
surrounded by truceinsuring grandchildren.
An unexpected peace
had finally settled between them now in
the winter of their lives, and I will never
forget catching them dancing a slow and
gentle tango late one evening in that
garden, after he had given her a sprig of
Jasmine. He always gave her Jasmine. It
was their eternal olive branch!
Then one day Valentino left the Garden
We laid him to rest that September
afternoon ten years ago into the red
African Earth to make his final bed in the
arms of his last mistress-- Mother Africa.
The first woman of human existence
now claimed him back and; in her warm
embrace, all wounds are healed, and all
demons exorcised.
The recipe for his funeral was right
out of our family’s cookbook flavored by
both Hellenic and African traditions and
customs and served up as his last supper.
Carried on the shoulders of his five
Africa-born sons and then lowered into
the grave with the help of friends -- Black
Hand over White Hand over Black Hand
and into eternity. His funeral was the first
time Greek Orthodox Priests—all black
Tanzanians-- chanted last Orthodox rights
in Swahili as hundreds of Tanzanians and
dozens of guests from many other lands
listened in disbelief. It could not have
been more unique than if Santorini rose
out of the Indian Ocean next to Zanzibar
or if Kilimanjaro grew out of Thessaly to
cast its mighty shadow over Olympus.
The Olive and the Mango had found
their garden of No Man’s Eden with two
cultures uniting into an amazing end-olife banquet.
Then came that sacred moment just
before a grave is filled, finally making
all that ever was in one’s life forever
committed back to the earth. A heavy
silence swallowed all sounds, as though
the Gods had muted the Earth, and
all eyes fell on my brother Yannis. In a
Greek burial tradition pre-dating even
Alexander, he held up a clay plate
symbolic of our father’s last meal that
would no longer be needed.
Out of the hundreds that gathered, only
a few Greeks knew what was about to
happen. Though no one had explained

to the vast African majority of guests
this custom of the children of Zeus, all
instinctively felt a door was about to be
closed that would never again open into
this garden on this hill overlooking the
Indian Ocean.
A thousand eyes followed the plate as
Yannis lowered it and smashed it against
the side of the grave sending shards of Red
Greek Clay down into the Red African Earth.
And so it was done!
Should there be an
archeologist among
you who read these
words, you may
know of the familiar
sight of unearthing
pottery shards from
an unmarked grave of
a fallen Greek soldier
found in any land
where Greeks fell and
were returned to earth.
The plate that has seen
its last meal!
Witnessing what
happened next is
something that I will
carry to my own grave,
when my plate too is
shattered. My head still
today spins with the
image of my father’s
grave being filled
with red earth, one handful at a time,
by hundreds of morning Tanzanians of
every tribe.
After waiting politely for the children
of Zeus to make their peace, Africa
came rushing in like an unstoppable
bull elephant protecting one of its fallen
sons. A small sea of grieving men that
he had walked with in life now grabbed
handfuls of earth and fought for a chance
to throw it on to the casket below. Such
raw emotion overcame this custom that
a cloud of fine red dust was kicked up
eventually to settle over everyone in a
kind of dry, end-of-life, African Baptism.
Two made-in-China Shovels provided
for this task were cast aside in honor of
Swahili tradition, one handful of earth
at a time, making brotherhood possible!
Our family
To be
a trul
special place
in stopped
by the finality of death now lay in the
shadow of being overwhelmingly and
unforgettable moved by the finality of love.
There was no Black or White here-only Red! The Red blood of our grieving
hearts. The Red dust that covers our lives.
And the Red earth to which we all return
in the end. Red- the color of Brotherhood!
Red—the color of life. Ashes to Ashes,
Red Dust to Red Dust!
It has taken ten years for me to find
these words again. Ten springs waiting
for his almond tree to bloom again.
However the almond tree does not
just bloom for me. For half a life I have
watched countless others say goodbye
to loved ones. Wakes, Celebrations of
Life, Memorials are all part of what I
do for a living. It is a heart wrenching,
heartwarming privilege that always
leaves it mark on you. Dozens of faces
framed by grief now live in a hidden
album within me in a place that the mind
cloaks with an empty silence. I would
gladly plant an almond tree for any one
of them, even if it made for a small forest
awash in pink blossoms every spring, on
a hillside overlooking Jacksonville.
Platon Mantheakis is the Manager of
the Jacksonville Inn, where’s he worked for
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SightSeeing by Julie D. Danielson, O.D.


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ike many people, you may
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The most widely-known procedure, LASIK, involves
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Depending on your prescription, the laser can alter
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refracted) so that the light comes into clear focus on the
retina in the back of the eye.
LASIK can be used to correct nearsightedness,
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presbyopia, which is loss of the ability to change focus from
distance to near that occurs around age 40. Therefore, if you
are in this age group, you may elect to have one eye focused
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For some individuals, a surgeon may recommend PRK
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the top layer of the cornea. It may be indicated if you
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affecting the cornea.
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someone that has early cataracts or a very high prescription.

If you are between 21 and 45-years-old, and have no
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This procedure may be considered if you have a high
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According to the American Cancer Society, more than
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That’s why early detection is key. With that in mind,
Providence Medford Medical Center has announced it’s
launching a campaign to bring the latest mammography
technology to the Rogue Valley.
Breast Tomosynthesis, or “Tomo,”
provides a 3-D digital image of the
breast, allowing for a more accurate
view of some breast tissues. The
technology is particularly important for
women with dense breasts.
“Last year, the state of Oregon made
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In previous years, that could mean
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women with dense breasts with fewer additional tests.”
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Joyfull Living by Louise Lavergne
Emotional Spring Cleaning


I helped
a client
identify and clear
old emotional issues that kept sabotaging
his opportunities for success. “I thought I
let that go!” he told me in frustration.
Painful emotions can make us want
to shut down and engage in behaviors
such as eating, drinking, shopping or
overwork. These are just old coping
mechanisms that we use to numb our
feelings. They simply create the illusion
of “letting it go.” Just like cleaning out
the closet by shoving everything in and
slamming the door shut, sooner or later
you have to deal with it. Spring is a great
time to clean out your closets and also
to clear out the inner clutter of stuffed
emotions and thoughts that are not

supporting your well-being. Unresolved
issues are likely to keep recreating
similar challenges in your life with
various scenarios. Repressed emotions
cause all sorts of health issues, including
depression. With compassion, allow
your emotional waters to gently wash
over you like spring showers and take
responsibility for your feelings.
Five things to help you with emotional
1. Don’t feed the anger. If you keep
feeding the anger by blaming
something or someone else, you’ll
stay stuck. Facing ourselves honestly
and compassionately and staying
open to our feelings when we are in
pain is not easy. It takes great courage
to ask for support.
2. Minimize envy. Practice being
happy for someone else’s good
fortune instead of resenting it. This
helps curb our jealous emotions,
which are very disempowering.
Practice not judging.
3. Don’t hold on to a grudge. Taking
time to connect with the peace in
your heart takes daily practice. It

helps build your spiritual muscle
and gives you the strength to truly
forgive and let go. Acknowledge
your part in creating the challenges
and the dramas in your life. Feel
your feelings. In the surrender to
being present comes the opportunity
to forgive and heal. From this
empowered place we understand
and know that life happens for us
and not to us.
4. Don’t feed the FEAR! False
Evidence Appearing Real. Clear the
fears that have nothing to do with
the actual situations in your life.
Fear is like a poison, the more you
let in the more toxic it is.
5. Clear the negative and pessimistic
thoughts. If you feel stuck, take a
moment every day to take gentle
breaths, focusing
on something you
feel grateful for. By
dwelling in gratitude
you can begin to feel
compassion in your
heart and embrace
yourself and your
feelings. Letting go
with compassion
makes us feel free,
lighter and ultimately
peaceful, just like
after spring-cleaning
when we can open
the cleaned-out closet
and feel good.
Remember that only limiting thoughts
can limit your life. Feel the joy as
you truly begin to let go! Breathe in
Gratitude—Live in Joy.
If you want to learn how to cultivate
a peaceful heart and develop a daily
practice to truly let go and deepen
the feeling of joy in your life, I’m
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This is a great time to begin your
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Diaper Dash – One of Many Good Things
Happening at Ruch School
Never underestimate the power
of creative kid-thinking. This year,
11 students in grades 5-8 at Ruch
Community School outside Jacksonville
participated in an Oregon Community
Foundation “Community 101” group.
The program provides students the
opportunity for real-life learning through
charitable giving and volunteering.
The students received $5,000,
contributed by several community
members known collectively as the
Friends of Ruch School, to award to the
nonprofit organizations of their choice.
They determined key community issues
to focus on and established a minifoundation. As part of the program,
students also had to do a community
service project. Under the direction of
teacher Jason Straube, the C101 students
visited the Family Nurturing Center
and CommunityWorks in Medford and
learned that many of their clients need—
and sometimes can’t afford—baby diapers.

Voila! The Diaper Dash was born, a 5K
Walk & Run on Saturday, May 2, starting
at 9:00am at Ruch Community School,
156 Upper Applegate Road in Ruch.
Everyone is invited to participate and
online registration is available at http:// Runners and walkers
will travel Upper Applegate Road to
Hamilton Road and return to the school.
The entry fee is a new pack of diapers or
a cash donation. All dollars and diapers
will be donated to the Family Nurturing
Center and CommunityWorks. The
Applegate Fire Department will provide
medical support and local businesses
will supply other goods and services.
For more information, please contact
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May 2015

Jacksonville Review

How Heavy is Your Head?

Caffeine: The Key is Moderation

by Kyleen Brodie, LMT
The Elements Massage Therapy LLC

by Kayley Gamm, Asante Registered Dietitian

he average human head weighs
10-12 pounds. Now take that
average human head and lean it
forward, say three inches, and it will exert
about 30 pounds of leverage on the cervical
spine. Yep, you now have a 42 pound head.
Forward Head
Posture (FHP)
impacts many
bodily functions
from breathing
to hormonal
According to Erik
Dalton, founder
and Executive
Director of the
Freedom From
Pain Institute,
a school committed to the research and
treatment of chronic pain conditions,
FHP has been linked to spinal pain,
headaches, mood fluctuations, increased
blood pressure, pulse and decreased
lung capacity.
Upper Cross Syndrome, a type of
FHP, is characterized by tightness in the
upper trapezius, posterior neck muscles
and chest with a reciprocal weakness
of the deep neck flexors (anterior neck)
and lower shoulder stabilizers. This
creates a “cross pattern” of weakness
and tightness across the neck and
shoulders that is eventually memorized
as a normal posture. Rene Cailliet, MD,
former director of the Department of
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
at USC, writes that over time the battle
to restrain your 42 pound head against
the unrelenting force of gravity can lead
to chronic neck pain, disc herniations,
sleep apnea/mouth breathing, problems
with swallowing, teeth clenching,
migraines and headaches, a 30% loss
of lung capacity and sluggish bowel
function. Long-term complications such
as osteoarthritis and degenerative joint
disease are also a concern.
The leading causes of Forward Head
Posture range from poor sleeping
positions to repetitive activities (sitting

at the computer too long lately?) It is
easy to slip into that comfortable position
while driving or reading and not even
realize that your head has slipped down
and forward, away from your shoulders.
FREEZE! Pretend there is a string tied
to the very top
of your head,
pulling it up and
back towards the
ceiling. Feel how
far your neck
travelled to get
there? You just
lost thirty pounds.
It is amazing how
weightless it can
feel when your
head is sitting
properly on top of the cervical spine. The
weight is distributed evenly allowing
your neck muscles to relax. Now bring
your shoulders down and back and feel
the strain melt away from your body.
Here are a few small changes you can
make to help retrain your head posture:
• Raise your computer screen to eye level
• Hold your cell phone or e-reader at
eye level when in use
• Keep your chin lifted and pulled
back (think of a soldier at attention)
whenever possible
• Maintain this posture while walking
or driving. Leaning forward won’t
get you there any faster!
Your new posture can take some getting
used to and may look funny at first. But
wouldn’t you rather look funny for a bit
than live in constant pain?
Cheers to a healthy head and neck!
Kyleen Brodie is
a licensed massage
therapist (#20036)
and owner of The
Elements Massage
Therapy LLC in
Jacksonville. Contact
her at 541-622-2093
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f you’re already on your third or
fourth cup of coffee today and
it’s not yet noon, you may want
to consider the impact that caffeine is
having on your health.
Consuming caffeine in moderation
can be a good thing. Some studies have
suggested that caffeine
can help boost your
metabolism, memory,
and mental functioning.
However, when
consumed in excessive
amounts, caffeine has
been linked to a number
of harmful health effects,
including an increased
risk for osteoporosis,
high blood pressure, and
fibrocystic changes in
the breast.
For healthy adults,
moderate caffeine
consumption is
approximately 200-300
milligrams per day. That’s equivalent to
about two to three average sized cups
of coffee. Heavy caffeine consumption
is about 500 to 600 milligrams a day—or
more than four cups of coffee.
For teens, the suggested limit is 100
milligrams, and kids should get even less.
To put that in perspective, a 12 ounce can
of Pepsi Cola has 38 milligrams of caffeine
and a 16 ounce Monster energy drink has
160 milligrams.
That kick of energy you get from
caffeine is actually an interference
with normal brain function. Caffeine
stimulates the central nervous system
by attaching to receptors designed for
adenosine, a molecule that induces
tiredness. By blocking the receptors,

adenosine can’t bind to the brain to
signal exhaustion. This tricks your brain
into thinking you’re awake.
That’s why, for most people, it’s better
to drink coffee first thing in the morning
so it won’t interfere with nighttime
sleep. Caffeine absorbs quickly into your
system, yet it can take five
to seven hours to eliminate
only half of it. After eight to
ten hours, only 75 percent
of the caffeine is gone.
If you do need a little
pick-me-up, sticking to
coffee or tea for your
caffeine boost may be
your best bet. Both are
plant-based foods that
may offer a health benefit:
they contain polyphenol
compounds that have been
linked to a reduced risk of
diabetes and liver cancer.
As for energy drinks,
be mindful that these
highly-caffeinated beverages can interact
with certain medications, even if they
are purchased in the food section of a
grocery store or if they are marketed as
“all natural.”
Did you miss your morning cup of
caffeine or are you trying to go cold
turkey and quit? Don’t be surprised to
feel irritable or have the need to nurse a
headache. Kicking the caffeine craving
may cause withdrawal symptoms.
Luckily, this lasts only a few days and
causes no long-term effects.
Talk to your medical provider about
your caffeine consumption. He or she
can offer some insight on how much is
too much for your health.
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Guest Opinion on Climate Change
by Alan Journet
“It’s the climate!” The sign hangs
proudly and vividly over downtown
Grants Pass though it could be the
emblem for Southern Oregon and the
Rogue Valley. But the times they are a
changing. We are experiencing a number
of unwelcome trends that have invaded
from California. These, however, are not
the responsibility of Californians, any
more than Oregonians and humans in
developed nations across the planet.
It would be difficult to have one’s head
buried so far in the sand that droughts,
dwindling snowpack, and summer
wildfires are not evident. While Mother
Nature has delivered these to the region
before, the patterns can no longer be
described as natural trends or ‘Acts of
God.’ And we are all paying for these
consequences. The science is as clear as
science ever gets; the trends result from
our burning fossil fuels and allowing
unbridled emission of greenhouse gases
into the atmosphere. Projections for the
future warn us that if we do nothing
to adjust our behavior, the trends will
become unmanageable by century’s end.
Since we currently allow our
atmosphere to be used as a free dumping
ground for these polluting by-products
of our lifestyle, a good way to address
the problem is to redress that oversight.
While federal action would be preferable,
too many of our representatives in
Washington ignore the trends that are so
obvious to those of us living in the real
world; they are committed to rejection
of the science that undeniably tells us
what we should be doing. As a result,
it is left to the states to be leaders in the
fight to save this beautiful planet—for our
children and grand-children.
This session, the Oregon Legislature
is addressing several bills that would
remedy the problem—at least in
Oregon. We may not be the largest
polluter in the nation or on the planet,
but we owe it to future generations to
act, to be leaders in the battle for the
planet, and do what we can do.

Two methods have been proposed
to address the problem: one involves
placing a tax or fee on the greenhouse
gas emissions that our fossil fuels
produce when burned; another involves
placing a cap on the annual emissions
on discharges into our atmosphere that
Oregon allows. Through both methods
funds are generated that can be allocated
by the state in different ways.
Four bills involve placing a tax on the
carbon content of the fossil fuels we use.
Unfortunately, three of them (HB2082,
2159, and 2352) focus just on carbon
and not the full array of greenhouse gas
emissions that are the problem. Neither
do they consider the full life cycle analysis
that is required to assess leakage of
gases from extraction to consumption.
These bills assign revenue to various
programs from income tax relief to
energy conservation and low-carbon
fuel development. The fourth bill in this
category (HB 3176), differs in that it will
incorporate all greenhouse gases and
the full life cycle analysis. It also differs
in that funds generated are returned to
Oregon taxpayers and dependents as an
annual Dividend.
Meanwhile, two bills adopt the
cap approach. HB3470 is modeled
on the California system addressing
greenhouse gas emissions and including
full life cycle assessment. This assigns
development and administrative duties
to the state DEQ and includes advisory
panels to protect low income earners
and to keep the program current with
advancing scientific knowledge. HB3250
has similar methods, but like HB 3176,
returns funds generated annually to
Oregon taxpayers.
Inter-generational justice demands
that we take action, and take action now.
For more information, visit
Applegate Valley resident Alan Journet is
President of Southern Oregon Climate Action
Now, an all-volunteer grassroots activist group.

May 2015

Page 33

Trail Talk

by Tony Hess, Gary Sprague & Bob Budesa


There’s Bugs in Them Thar Trees!

hose of
you who
walk in the
specifically the
Sarah Zigler trail, no
doubt saw the decks of logs at the far end
near the parking lot last month. Those trees
were damaged by the Western Pine Beetle
(WPB), an insect that unfortunately infests
pine forests across 10 western states.
The Western Pine Beetle (Dendroctonus
brevicomis) is a small critter approximately
3-5 mm in length, brownish-black in
color, and cylindrical in shape that attacks
trees that are under water stress. Root rot
infections may predispose trees to water
stress during drought, which we were
under last year. Beetles selectively attack
trees that have been weakened by drought,
lightning strikes, or other agents that
interfere with the water balance of the tree.
After a tree is attacked by these insects,
wherein mating takes place, the female
lays her 60 +/- tiny pearl-white eggs
individually in niches, or tunnels. To
make a long story short, the whole life
cycle of this insect takes place within
the inner layers of the bark, where larval
stages do most of the damage.
The larvae are small white grubs that
feed first in the phloem, where they
construct a short gallery. They then
mine into the middle bark where most
of their development takes place. After
completing four larval stages, they
transform into pupae and then into

adults. As these brood adults feed on the
middle and outer bark, fungal spores
collect on their heads. As they continue
to bore, the fungus is passed throughout
the tree. The fungus eventually blocks the
conductive vessels of the inner bark and
sapwood. Once the vessels are blocked,
the foliage begins to fade, first to a pale
green, then to yellow, straw, and sorrel.
Finally, perhaps after a year, the foliage
may turn reddish-brown. This fading is
the first evidence of damage to the tree
that is visible at a distance.
The City of Jacksonville, and the
Jacksonville Woodlands Association
(JWA), with the assistance of
entomologists and foresters, will be
studying our adjacent forests in the near
future, and may be recommending a tree
removal prescription plan to stem the
further infestation by these beetles. This
is not a prescription that is taken lightly,
as some of the trees targeted for removal
were just seedlings when Peter Britt was
here! Progress in this endeavor will be
made public at a future date.
Note: Stressed pine trees will show
clumps of yellow or red needles. Stressed
trees don’t necessarily harbor WPB, but
they might. Keeping an eye on these trees
for signs of infestation is critical. Getting
rid of the tree as soon as you identify that it
is infested is highly recommended. Nearby
pine trees on your property and your
neighbors WILL VERY LIKELY become
infested if the tree and all of its bark is left
on your property.

ATA Hike of the Month – Sundown Trail
Spring is bursting into bloom all
around us, and the hills have put on their
brightest colors—green grasses, newly
minted chartreuse maple blossoms, and
all those gorgeous wildflowers—scarlet
fritillaria, purple-pink shooting stars,
modest lavender fawn lilies, yellow
buttercups, and so many more. It's a good
time to take a hike!
Try, for instance, the beautiful
Sundown Trail on the proposed
Applegate Ridge Trail. Join the Applegate
Trails Association's hike there on May 3.
This low-elevation, 3-mile trail follows
the boundary of the 6000-acre Wellington
Wild Land. Startlingly beautiful and
unusual views into the Applegate and
Thompson Creek drainages contrast with
the beautiful and more distant views of
the Red Buttes with their (fortunately
still) snowy peaks. Views on the other
side include Mt. Isabelle and Forest Creek
in the near view and Mt. McLoughlin in
the distance. Hikers will find themselves

now in oak savannahs, now among the
mountain mahogany, now under pines
and firs, now above waving grasses
studded with wildflowers. Wildflowers,
in fact, abound. The hike is rated easy to
moderate with modest elevation gain.
To join the hike, meet Sunday, May
3, 2015, 9:00am at the Bunny Meadows
Staging Area (directions below.) Wear
appropriate clothing for the weather and
sturdy footwear. Bring water. Please leave
your pets at home.
For more information check out our
website calendar at
or contact the hike leader, Adam Kendall at
Directions to Bunny Meadows Staging
Area: From Jacksonville, travel southwest
on Hwy 238 (toward Ruch) 4.9 miles
and turn right on Forest Creek Road.
From Ruch, travel northeast on Hwy 238
(towards Jacksonville) 2.8 miles and turn
left on Forest Creek Road. The staging
area is 7/10 mile down Forest Creek Road.

This Sliver of Time


by Ashleigh Scheuneman

n this world, we seldom take time to
stop and enjoy the things and people
around us. In my writing class last
summer, I learned that sometimes the
best writing is done by just observing the
things around you, so I decided to try it
at my house in Jacksonville. It gave me a
better idea about what’s around us, even
when we do not realize it. It made me
appreciate the things many people take
for granted.
In my square of the world, I see many
things that people take for granted. A
basketball hoop, lavender bushes in full
bloom, the wild courtship of Hawks
glinting in the bright sunlight. I see trees
all bent over from the weather. I see tall
pine trees growing old in the narrow
passages of time. A hillside teeming with
living things: deer, raccoons, panthers,
and so many more, all collected in this
sliver of time. Off far to my right, through
the crooked branches of a broken tree,
I see the steeple of a white church with
the town built-up around it. I sit still and
listen to the grass sway pleasantly and

harmoniously in the wind. A dog barks,
and the hawks call to each other over a
vast blueness of sky and swift clouds.
Flowers bloom and tempt the busy bees,
and my sisters zoom past on Barbie
scooters. All in this sliver of time.
So, next time you happen to find
yourself outside, take a moment to look
around you and appreciate what is there.
You might be surprised at what you find,
even if it was there all your life. So, as you
look around, take a deep breath, open
your eyes and smile because you now
know how blessed your life is.
By Ashleigh Scheuneman as she sits on
her porch and beholds the world around her.
March 21, 2015.
Ashleigh Lu
Scheuneman lives in
the Jacksonville hills
with her mother, father,
and two sisters. She is
13-years-old and will
be in 7th-grade this fall.
When she grows up she
would like to be a published author.

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Paws for Thought by Dr. Tami Rogers
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pring is officially here in
the Rogue Valley, and I
love it! Spring to me is
synonymous with freedom…
to be outside taking walks,
playing in the sandbox with my daughter, having a
good barbecue, or just sitting on the deck enjoying a
beautiful evening. Regardless, I love it all. Well, all but
the stinking mosquitoes! I have extreme reactions to
mosquito bites and the suckers will bite me regardless
of protective sprays and clothing. I am at war with
mosquitoes and luckily, we don’t have quite as severe a
problem as some areas of the United States such as the
Midwest. However, the presence
of mosquitoes in this area should
definitely not be taken lightly.
Mosquitoes are the vector for
life-threatening heartworm disease
in dogs and cats. Recently, our area
(including Jackson and Josephine
counties) has been upgraded in
consideration regarding the status
of Heartworm Disease. Our area
is now considered endemic for the
disease meaning that it is regularly
found in animals (dogs especially
as they are most commonly tested).
Statistics for 2014 now show that one out of 57 dogs
tested positive for heartworm, alarming considering the
consequences of infection.
As the definitive host (the host that the parasite really
is meant to thrive in,) dogs are especially at-risk. All it
takes is one bite from an infected mosquito for a dog or
cat to contract heartworms. And, contrary to popular
belief, just because your animal rarely goes outside does
not mean they are safe. Mosquitoes are rarely known
to respect the boundaries of your home and will enter
without invitation. Mosquitoes can carry and transmit a
microscopic form of the parasite called a “microfilaria.”
Once deposited into the blood stream, these microscopic
parasites reproduce, grow, and develop into adult
worms that then take residence in the heart or the lungs.
Each worm is about the size of a thick spaghetti noodle

so it does not take long before irreversible damage is
done to the chambers of the heart.
Signs of infection in dogs include a chronic cough,
which is the most common symptom and a sign of
advanced illness, lack of energy, difficulty breathing,
loss of appetite or weight loss. Signs of infection in
cats include: cough, difficulty breathing, vomiting,
sluggishness or weight loss. Some cats never exhibit
clinical signs, but even a small number of worms can
be life-threatening.
If detected early enough, most dogs can be treated
successfully. However, treating for heartworms is much
more costly and dangerous to the animal than simply
preventing it. An interesting bit of
information I recently came across
from the Heartworm Society said
that you can provide preventative for
your dog for 11 years for the same
amount it would cost to treat one
case of heartworm disease! In August,
2011, Merial, the only manufacturer
of the approved medication to
treat heartworm disease, reported
manufacturing issues which has caused
them to stop producing it. The shortage
of this treatment drug is another good
reason to make sure your dog is on a
heartworm preventative year round. For cats, heartworm
preventative medications are the only option, as there is no
approved treatment for feline heartworm disease.
For dogs, most of us are familiar with a pill/treat that
is given once a month. There is also a newer product
on the market that provides six months of protection
in one injection. For cats, we have topically-applied
products or a monthly treat. Your veterinarian can
make recommendations on a preventative that is
appropriate for your pet. Regardless of the form used,
we strongly recommend that all animals living in the
Rogue Valley should be on heartworm preventatives
twelve months of the year.
Dr. Rogers can be reached at the Jacksonville Veterinary
Hospital at 541-899-1081 or
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pigenetics: Epi = on top of; genetics = that class
you barely passed in school. In short, the
term describes recently-updated concepts that
profoundly change the way we understand heredity
and health. Dramatically-improved technology in the
last couple of decades has
allowed scientists to gain
fresh insight into the way
cellular DNA functions.
Without a doubt—this is
way beyond the X’s and
Y's of your high school pea
plant crosses.
Maybe you remember (or
maybe not) learning many years ago that one parent has
a set of genes that mixes during reproductive processes
with the other parent's genes. This results in an offspring
with a certain mathematical chance of carrying and
expressing particular characteristics of each parent. For
instance, the pups of two Labrador Retrievers might be
different colors, depending on the parents’ color, but no
one would expect to see a poodle in the mix.
What epigenetics tells us, however, is that many more
important factors aren't quite so etched in stone. We now
know that there are mechanisms by which parts of the
DNA molecule can be turned on or off in response to
environmental and nutritional influences. This means
that the conditions experienced by the parents during the
time before conception has a significant influence on the
health, behavior and overall well-being of the offspring.
One of the most primal imperatives of any animal
is to ensure the successful propagation of its species.
Epigenetics gives flexibility to the genetic code, thus
offering the best chance for the survival of an animal’s
offspring. Take, for example, a wild animal that
experienced a succession of exceptionally-dry summers
with less to eat. The animal’s offspring would be born
with metabolic changes mediated by chemical "switches"
on the parent's DNA, allowing it to better survive such
harsh conditions. It has been speculated that increased
levels of type 2 diabetes in some human populations in
Europe may be due to epigenetic changes from centuries
ago, where higher blood sugar levels allowed individuals
to survive and reproduce during long periods of famine.
In a recent experiment, rats that were genetically
inclined to obesity were divided into two groups. One

group was fed a conventional rat diet, and the other
group was fed a diet with supplements known to alter
certain chemical tags affecting DNA functionality. The
conventionally-fed rodents gave birth to rats that became
obese as expected, but the nutritionally-supplemented
group had offspring that
never became overweight.
Amazingly, the diet of
the adult rats affected the
body weight tendencies of
their offspring. In another
experiment, the adverse
effects of emotional stress
on breeding rats was
shown to result in offspring that were more anxious and
less social than normal. When these offspring were bred,
their babies were also more fearful than normal rats.
This suggests that the effects of extreme stress, as well as
nutritional factors, can be passed down from generation
to generation.
Our new understanding of the adaptability of DNA
isn't confined to heredity alone. The double-helix-shaped
molecule inside every living cell is central to maintaining
life itself. Human health matters aside, what this means
in a very practical sense to the health and well-being of
the animals in our care is this: what we feed our pets,
what pesticides or toxins we expose them to, what
emotional stresses they experience… all can profoundly
affect the most basic of cellular functions that tip the
balance between health and disease.
The newly-discovered concepts of epigenetics can give
us comfort as pet owners. To know that just because a
particular breed of dog or cat has a genetic tendency to
develop a certain disease, doesn't mean that that it will
actually occur. A multitude of tests are now available for
a wide variety of diseases that have a genetic component
in both dogs and cats. While these tests may be of value
in some situations, overall it’s more important to realize
that disease is never completely predetermined, and
that a proactive approach to your pet's care can make a
profound difference. A nutritious diet, good exercise, an
emotionally-supportive living situation and avoiding
exposure to toxins and unnecessary vaccines can all
support health at the most basic cellular level.
Dr. Judkins is the owner of Animalkind Holistic Veterinary
Clinic in Jacksonville. See ad next page.

May 2015

Pets Are Part
Of The Family
Valley Pet

Dr. Michael Dix Joins J’Ville Vet Team
This month, veterinarian Dr. Michael
was. There was always a little regret in the
Dix, 43, joins Dr. Brad Frank and Dr.
back of my mind that I had not pursued
Tami Rogers at Jacksonville Veterinary
working at his clinic harder.”
Hospital and Clinic. Dr. Dix received
Recently, while browsing online
his undergraduate degree from the
veterinary job classified ads, Michael saw
University of New
a job posting from Dr.
Hampshire, and DVM
Frank… and the rest is
from the University of
Wisconsin-Madison in
Brad notes, “Every
1998. He’s worked in
one of my staff
Portland, Oregon and at a
members told me Dr.
large non-profit sanctuary
Dix is not only a great
in Kanab, UT.
fit for Jacksonville
Michael is married and
Veterinary Hospital, but
has a fun, precocious
that he and his family
3-year-old son, 4 cats, and 4
are the perfect young
dogs and has purchased a
family for Jacksonville
home here in Jacksonville!
and the Rogue Valley.
Like many of us who’ve
We are all excited about
found Jacksonville byDr. Dix joining our
chance, Michael did, as
team. He brings with
well. He says, “When I
him years of experience
first finished my internship
and dedication needed
in 1999, a friend and I
to provide quality care
Dr. Michael Dix, son Zachary,
drove out West looking to
to the pets in our closeand wife Elissa Jones
see what veterinary jobs
knit community. Dr.
were available. We actually met up with
Rogers and I are both looking forward to
Dr. Frank… he showed us around his
having one more veterinarian to make our
clinic and had us over for lunch. I always
hospital stronger, to confer with, to bring
remembered how kind and generous he
new ideas and to share our passion for
was and how cool I thought Jacksonville
veterinary medicine.”

to raise awareness and money for the
Central Point-based non-profit. Founded
in 1977, Dogs for the Deaf rescues dogs
and trains them to be assistance dogs for
people across the United States with a
variety of disabilities.
Dogs for the Deaf trainers go to shelters
in Oregon and surrounding states to look
for dogs that meet the requirements to
be an Assistance Dog. Dogs that pass
an initial evaluation are brought back to
the Central Point facility for professional
training. Any dog unable to complete
its training is placed in a loving, forever
home. No dogs are returned to the shelter.
Hearing Dogs are trained to alert
their partners to a variety of household
sounds including the smoke alarm,
doorbell/knock, telephone, alarm clock,
oven buzzer, and someone calling the
person’s name. Hearing Dogs increase
independence and security, enhance
employability and parenting skills, and
save lives.
Professional Assistance Dogs are placed
with professionals (teachers, physicians,
counselors, therapists, courtroom
advocates, etc.) who work with people
with disabilities or emotional trauma.
The dog accompanies the professional to
work and is trained to interact in various
ways with patients, clients or students
to provide the necessary motivation or
calming to enhance treatment, learning
and development.
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Dogs for the Deaf Dog Walk is May 30
Join Dogs for the Deaf in Jacksonville
on May 30, for a fun-filled family event
for two-and four-legged family members
at the 24th Annual Dog Walk.
The Dog Walk is Saturday, May 30,
2015, from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Activities
will take place at Jacksonville Elementary
School (655 Hueners Lane) and include
a dog trick contest, a poker walk, raffles,
education booths, agility demonstrations
and coaching by Rogue Canine Agility,
prizes, vendors and other activities.
People of all ages, and all well-behaved
dogs, will find something fun to do
during Dog Walk.
This years’ Dog Walk theme is Rockin’
Rover. One of the highlights of each Dog
Walk is the theme-based costume contest,
so expect to see several pooches sporting
pompadours or poodle skirts.
Registration is $30 for individuals, or
$25 per person in a “Pack” of four or
more. Dog Walk registration includes a
t-shirt, doggie bandana, lunch, beverages,
one raffle ticket, one poker playing card,
a goodie bag, and all contest activities.
To register for Dog Walk 2015, visit Registration
is $40 the day of the event.
Whether or not people are able to
participate in the walk, they can help
raise funds for this event. There will
be prizes awarded to the individual
and team who raises the most funds.
Fundraisers can go to DogsForTheDeaf.
org/dog-walk to print a form, or to start
their own online page to raise funds.
The Dogs for the Deaf Dog Walk has
become a staple in the Rogue Valley

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The Magic of Sanctuary One
by Holly Hight, Sanctuary One Volunteer


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s I gazed at my son on a drizzly day in the
Applegate Valley, it dawned on me that this
was his classroom. We were at Sanctuary One,
a haven for animals who’d been abused or neglected,
rescued from slaughterhouses and factory farms;
there were cows, horses, llamas, pigs, and alpacas.
The Sanctuary also housed dogs, cats, rabbits, and
chickens. It was Wednesday, our
day to volunteer, and we played in
the rain while the rest of the world
had vanished indoors.
On this storm-smeared day, I
paused on my shovel as I gazed
out at a patchwork of color—
green, orange, and red, evergreens
punctuated by the bright hues of
madrone and oak. As I scooped
the dog yards, my son ran circles
through it with his best friend, Gabe,
a poodle mix who matched his
energy, the kind of vigor I envied.
Gabe was considered “challenging,”
a dog who barked too much, jumped
up too much, got too wound up, and wasn’t housebroken. In a year and a half, he’d been overlooked, time
and again, as other dogs found permanent homes.
But out in the rain, it didn’t matter. For two hours
every week, Gabe and my 8-year-old son ran, jumped,
and played. Wednesdays were sky’s-the-limit days,
anything’s possible days, Animal days and Gabe days,
helping days, and play-in-the-mud days. My son
blossomed in this new classroom and I loved it, too.
In my son’s case, his nontraditional classroom meant
freedom; it became a chance to connect with someone
he felt was a lot like him. Fitting in here was a matter of
being present and willing to keep an open mind.
I told my son to go check for eggs and what he brought
back to me was a marvel; he’d found one the size of a
kumquat. It was the tiniest chicken egg I’d ever seen and

to make it even better, he gave it to me for my birthday.
“Are we going to eat it?” he asked, wondering what it
might look like scrambled.
“It’d look like one of those little pieces left on your
plate after you finished your eggs,” I said. “Let’s not
eat it.” No, my plan was much simpler. In my mind, I
could already see the little jewelry box I kept hidden in
my closet – the place I kept extra special
things, like the necklace my husband
gave me on our third Valentine’s Day
and my son’s baby teeth.
As I watched them run, the simplicity
of it buoyed me. Just then, there was
no black and white, only the flow of
movement and the joy of feeling free.
My son at his best is unrestricted and
free-flowing; I suppose that could
be true of us all. When I glanced at
my watch, I realized we had only 20
minutes. I asked my son if he wanted to
take Gabe for a walk. There was a trail
that wound from the dog yard through
the woods. If you followed it far
enough, it came out at a bench on the hill and there was
a perfect view of the Applegate Valley, color dappling
the ravine. My son loved to walk to the bench and sit
with Gabe on his lap. It was a quiet, contemplative time,
and always the time I realized just how lucky we were.
These days, we haven’t been able to get to the
Sanctuary much, but every time I think of it, I
remember the wonderful times my son and I have had
there. He asks often when we’ll volunteer again, go see
Gabe, and play in the rain. “Soon,” I tell him and his
eyes light up. Soon, I think.
You can experience the magic of Sanctuary One yourself!
Public tours are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:30am,
beginning April 25. A range of volunteer opportunities are
available. For more information, visit our website at www. or call the farm at 541-899-8627.

Jacksonville Trolley Tours
Trolley Tours are a great way to see the town and learn some fun history and
facts. The tours depart from the Beekman Bank located on the corner of California
and Third Street. There are five tours a day departing at 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm,
2:00pm, and 3:00pm. The fare is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for ages 6-12, and free under
6 years of age. Trolley will run Friday-Monday in May, daily starting in June.

THANK YOU to our Contributors!

MAY 10TH, 2015


• Emma Abby
• Tim Balfour
• Margaret Barnes
• Mayor Paul Becker
• Jeff Blum
• Donna Briggs
• Kyleen Brodie
• Hillary Brown
• Sandy Brown
• Bob Budesa
• Dom Campanella
• Tom Carstens
• Dr. Julie Danielson
• Marion Denard
• Paula & Terry Erdmann
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• Kayley Gamm

• Vivienne Grant
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• Holly Hight
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2015 Jacksonville Farmers Market Opens June 7

e sure and “save the date” on your mobile or
desk calendars for opening day of the 2015
Jacksonville Farmers Market—every Sunday
from June 7 thru October 18. Market hours will run
from 9:00am-1:00pm at the Historic Courthouse grounds
on North 5th Street.
Market Coordinators Chad & Lea Worcester,
along with their farming-family members Elizabeth
Worcester and Nick Mahmood have attracted new
vendors this year, all joining a list
of favorite, returning vendors.
More than 64 vendors will
participate this year, more than
half of whom will be offering the
freshest produce possible, along
with arts & crafts. On the food side,
vendors will be selling the finest
produce, bread, eggs, cheese, meat,
baked goods, honey, olive oils,
prepared foods and more!
Now in its 5th year, the market
has grown considerably, becoming
one of THE places to be on Sunday
mornings. With vendor booths
encircling the lush lawn and under
magnificent trees, the setting is
the perfect place to spend time
shopping and socializing. As in
years past, each Sunday market offers music, either
from a sound system or live musicians along with ample
places to sit and enjoy the festivities.
One notable addition to this year’s market will be
the availability of Chef Kristen Lyon’s “Meals to Go”
offerings which now include a variety of seasonallyavailable and prepared food items like pot pies, quiche,
salads, soups, pizza dough, sauces, ketchup, mustard,
dips, spreads, wild mushrooms and sauerkraut. Visit for weekly menus.
Other notable food and crafts vendors participating in
the market include:
Natural Beef from Salant Family Farm,
Prepared Foods from the Farm Kitchen, TanTan’s
Artisan Affections, Katrina’s Tamales, Wagon Trail
Foods, Izzy’s Deli & AuntieMama Cookies
Organic Local Produce will be from Hanley Farm
Stand, Old Stage Farm, Raven’s Creek Farm, ByGeorge
Farm, Middle Rogue Farm, Black Oak Farm, Ray’s Fruits,

Lakota’s Garden, Shoots
Farm & Full Bloom Farm.
Bakery Goods will be
from Coquette Bakery
& The Village Bakery
along with products from
Vintner’s Kitchen, Salinity
Salts, Rogue Olive Oil
Company, STIM Coffee, Oak
Leaf Creamery
Cheeses, Little
Heathen Honey
and others.
Art & Crafter
booths include
Zwan Art, Bill’s Pottery, K9 Krunchies, FTT
Metal Designs, J. Michael Leatherworks, Kris’s
Quilts, Paulette’s Knitting, Jerry Hagstrom &
Ron Moore Photography, Images in Nature,
Eye of the Prism, Patinazz, Lady J Arts,
Sierra’s Jewelry, Sasha Crow Designs, Crazy
Squirrel Creations, Hoopla, Sick Day Gear,
Marijah’s Boutique, The Nomad Queen,
Greensleeves Studios, Sunbird Scarves, Silken
Soaps, Tipsy Soaps, DoTerra Oils, Happy
Lather Soaps, Momma Leche Soap, The Gourd
Gal, Eunice’s Artworks, English Lavender
Farm, Merimac Crafts, Sunhouse Studio, Inner
Rhythm, Fool Moon Woo, and Angelsplay 888.
For more information and updates, please visit www. and LIKE them on Facebook/
Jacksonville Farmers Market. Photos: Lea Worcester

Spring Wine Tour
Wind through the Rogue Valley tasting our finest
award winning wines!

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Early Bird Tickets $35 
Designated Driver Tickets $10 


May 23rd

l-r: Nick Mahmood, Chad, Lea and Elizabeth Worcester


you do
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Sunday, May 17
11am - 5pm

Enjoy 18 wineries, appetizers, tastings
and fun at this self-paced wine tour event.
Tickets are $49 each and include a commemorative
Wine Trail wine glass. 18 wineries in the Applegate
participate in this fun, self-guided tour. You pick your
starting location, but you’re free to visit any number of
the wineries on the Trail. Each winery will offer both
an appetizer and a wine for tasting. This event also
provides a great opportunity to stock up on holiday
wines for gifts or parties. We encourage you to bring
your friends, designate a driver and enjoy this great
event. Its also the perfect opportunity to explore new
wineries that you’ve never been to before!

In the Heart of the Applegate Valley Wine Trail
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Here’s a sampling of what the wineries poured and paired at a previous
event. Check our website for Spring pairings coming soon!
Featured Wine: 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
Barrel sample: 2013 Sauvignon Blanc
Paired with with Coconut Shrimp on a stick
Barrel Tasting: Over the Top RED
Featured Wine: 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with Smoked chicken w/red wine poached apples & blue cheese Pizza

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Jacksonville Wine Cruise is May 31

Jacksonville Oregon Winery
Association is sponsoring its secondannual wine cruise on May 31 from
Noon-6:00pm. With only a limited
number of tickets ($25 per/person) for
sale, get yours now—only available online

During this fun-filled afternoon cruise,
you’ll travel to 5 Jacksonville-based
wineries in the comfort of the Wine
Hopper & Bravo Tours vans, All Aboard
Trolley and the new Jubilee Trolley.
Your tour drivers will shuttle you
from a starting point winery of your
choice, allowing you to hop-on and
hop-off at your leisure. Stay as long
as you wish at any of the participating
wineries and taste three wines while
you enjoy various appetizers.
This year, the participating wineries/
tasting rooms are: South Stage Cellars,
Caprice Vineyards, Quady North,
DANCIN and Daisy Creek Vineyard.
Get tickets online only at www.
Photo: David Gibb Photography


Sun. May 31
12 to 6

New Trolley Hits the Streets

3 Wines and a Pairing at Each
Shuttles Every 20 Minutes

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it’s a “green” machine, running on
compressed natural gas, meaning it’s
basically 100% emission-free and is better
for the environment.
Gene and Katherine purchased the
trolley with a vision of providing a fun
and comfortable winery and special event
touring vehicle. Starting this May, their
start-up schedule offers wine tours in and
around Jacksonville and to the Applegate
Valley Wine Trail from Wednesday
through Saturday, from 11:00am-4:00pm.
Tours include several winery tasting stops,
including a lunch service stop. All winery
tasting fees are included in the $75 per/
person trolley ticket price. Groups of up to
27 riders may also hire the Jubilee Trolley
for special family or corporate tours/events
for $125/hour with a 2-hour minimum.
Please contact Gene and Katherine Hooker
at Jubilee Trolley Tours at 1-541-2531080 and visit their new website at www. Photo: David Gibb


You’ve probably noticed a shiny-green
vintage-looking trolley around town
lately and thought, “That looks like a fun
ride!” The Jubilee Trolley is owned and
operated by Jacksonville residents Gene
and Katherine Hooker, who’ve lived here
since the late 1980’s. Now, after retiring
from a long career in the construction and
fire restoration field, Gene has turned his
attention to operating the Jubilee Trolley
as an exciting new business venture.
Katherine, who spent more than 22 years
as a flight attendant for United Airlines
before retiring, is working alongside
Gene, handling much of the marketing
and booking operations.
The Jubilee Trolley was built in 2002
by the Chancellor Corporation and
boasts modern-day features including air
conditioning, heat, air ride suspension,
mahogany wood seating and trim and
a fine sound system—all making for a
comfortable and stylish ride. In addition,


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Daisy Creek Vineyards

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Thursday through Sunday, Noon until 5pm

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