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June 2015

Jacksonville Review


My View by Whitman Parker, Publisher

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Jacksonville, a Bargain at $1.84

fter sitting through the first meeting of “budget
season,” it occurred to me that living in
Jacksonville is a “bargain.” Please don’t get me
wrong; I don’t like paying taxes any more than the next
guy and certainly expect public employees to take their
duties seriously by never wasting public money.
However, when you consider Jacksonville’s tax
base ($1.84/1000 assessed value) is the second-lowest
in Jackson County, and that our quality of life is one
of the highest in the State, one should be grateful that
our city staffers, elected leaders and volunteer budget
committee members are working so hard to manage our
limited city resources so well. It’s gratifying knowing
those involved in formulating strategic plans and
realistic budgets are working together to insure our
town’s fiscal future and quality of life are both secure.
So, next time you…
• turn-on your water faucet and enjoy safe, clean
drinking water, realize managing 38 miles of water
pipes and pump stations isn’t cheap…nor is buying
thousands of acre feet of water every year
• suspect something’s amiss in your neighborhood
and call the police…and a friendly officer arrives

within seconds to investigate, know your tax dollars
help keep you safer
• drive on any portion of our 28 miles of city streets,
know the pot holes you never saw in the first place
were filled by a caring Public Works crew member
• call 911 with a medical emergency and the fire
department paramedics show-up in less than 3
minutes—ready, willing and able to save your life,
that fast responses require serious resources
• enjoy watching your kids play on the swings or
water park at Doc Griffin Park, know the fun was
possible from your tax dollars
• take an amazing hike on a Woodlands or Forest Park
trail, remember your tax dollars helped fund the walk
• admire the preservation of the Courthouse, take
a tour of the Beekman House or Beekman Bank,
understand maintaining historic buildings and
keeping history alive takes time and money
As we head into summer “high season,” please join
me in thanking our city employees and the army of
volunteers working with them to make a difference in
our Small Town with Big Atmosphere!

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(next to McCully House)
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The Review is printed locally
by Valley Web Printing

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About the Cover
Jacksonville artists
Steve and Sue Bennett’s
work has been featured
many times on our
covers. This month, we
are honored to have
Sue’s creation, “Moon
Music” on our cover—
created for the 2015 Britt
Festival Fine Art Poster.
Sue notes that, “My
paintings are portrayed
with simplicity of shape and rich colors; I get very
involved with the medium, and paint to express
beauty, mood and heart, to take the viewer to a
place of refreshment.”
Learn more about Sue Bennett’s work on page 4 and
online at


Photos © David Gibb

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June 2015

Jacksonville Review

The Story of the 2015 Britt Fine Art Poster,
“Moon Music”



Sally Bell

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by Artist, Sue Bennett

eople often wonder about the
inspiration behind a painting.
Sometimes it’s very simple: a
pretty scene. Other times the motif has
incubated, grown and gone through
transformations that may
have taken years. This
journey would describe my
painting for this year's Britt
poster. It began with my
early childhood memory of
a sculpture in the Grotto in
Portland. I knew it wasn't a
real person; it felt cold, but
made me feel warm; a new
experience. Hold that image
and add 6 years when I saw
a movie about a statue that
comes to life. These two
events merged and fostered
my interest in sculpture.
Thirty years later in an Art
History class that included
a slide lecture, the instructor
began talking about JeanBaptiste Carpeaux's sculpture,
“The Dance.” The slide was
magnificent, radiating excitement. “The
Dance” was sculpted for the facade of the
Paris Opera House in 1869 as a tribute to
music. It stayed there until it was brought
inside for preservation in the Musee
d'Orsay. The image stayed in my mind.
Twenty-five years later, I found myself
standing awestruck in front of the actual
15-foot-high stone group of merry-makers
in the midst of their dance. They project
beauty and joy; one can feel the music. I
have returned to stand before the sculpture
many times and it never fails to thrill me.

Later still, The Portland Art Museum
arranged an exhibit, “Paris Comes to
Portland,” featuring one figure from “The
Dance,” a fine replica of the tambourine
player. Even the tambourine is a dear
symbol of music to
me as I had played
drums growing up. In
the museum, I drew
a small study feeling
connected and happy
to see an old friend.
I have drawn
and painted many
different sculptures
and eventually made
a preliminary painting
of “The Dance.” It
became quite personal
to me on many levels;
the message proclaims
Music to be a blessing
that unites and brings
joy. I was thrilled to
be asked to paint the
Britt Festival poster
for 2015 and went to
work on a new painting interpreting this
favorite sculpture in the bold and free
expression of watercolor. To create our
magical festival setting, I fashioned the
woodland trees, and of course the moon
and stars above. My desire was to retain
and respect the spirit of the sculpture but
free the white marble figures to take on
color—and dance into contemporary life
of musical celebration on the Britt Hill!
For me this pursuit has been a
pleasurable odyssey.

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his is always
an exciting
month at
Britt, as the anticipation for the summer
concert season gives way to great music
on the Hill. It’s also a time of several other
celebrations and special events.
First off, as you can see on the cover of
the June Jacksonville Review, we celebrate
the 2015 Britt season through Sue
Bennett’s work,
“Moon Music.” Sue
is an accomplished
artist, and as a
Britt neighbor
and community
member, we are
thrilled to finally
have her as our
featured artist for
this year’s Fine
Arts Poster. You’ll
also see this work
on the cover of
the 2015 Playbill
when you come
to concerts at
Britt this summer.
The poster itself
is available for
purchase in the
Britt office.
On June 4, our
Arts Career Exploration (ACE) students
will present a concert in the Performance
Garden with the indie band Portland
Cello Project. For a year, 12 Medford
High School district students have been
learning about Britt and arts management
through job shadowing, lessons, meetings
and more. They are putting all of that
learning to work in the production
of a concert with the Portland Cello
Project, on Thursday, June 4 at 8:00pm
in the Performance Garden. The ACE
students are managing all aspects of the
concert, from marketing to box office to

production of the concert itself. Come
meet the ACE students and hear this great
band in concert. Tickets are $20 for adults,
$15 for students and free to children 12
and under. For more information, visit the
Britt website at
“Taste of Summer” has become a
don’t-miss annual tradition. We’re
happy to partner with the Jacksonville
Chamber of Commerce and Jacksonville
Oregon Business
Association on
Saturday, June 6,
to present this halfday of wine tasting,
music, food and
more! This year,
we are adding an
“artisan’s alley,”
with 12 carefullyselected artisans
showing their
wares on N. 3rd
Street. It’s a perfect
day to celebrate all
the sights, sounds
and shopping that
Jacksonville has to
Finally, of course,
we have concerts!
Starting on June
20, the Britt season
has a little something for everyone, with
great artists in classic rock, bluegrass,
country, pop and more. This month, we’re
proud to present concerts by Brit Floyd—
The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show,
Smash Mouth and Toad the Wet Sprocket,
Chicago, and a co-bill with Willie Nelson
and Alison Krauss and Union Station.
For tickets, or more information on any of
these events, visit or call us at
Comments or questions for Britt Festivals?
Email Donna at Visit Britt
Festivals at

June 2015

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of summer

Downtown Jacksonville

Wine Walk • 12-4 p.m. • $30
Tickets include glass and tastings.
Purchase at the Britt/Chamber booth on 3rd St. Limited to 400 participants.


Wineries will be located in various shops and businesses around town.
Quady North Wines
Red Lily Vineyards
RoxyAnn Winery
Soloro Vineyard
South Stage Cellars
Umpqua Wineries
Valley View Vineyards
Weisingers Family Winery






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Auntie Mama’s Cookies
Las Palmas
Back Porch Bar & Grill
Ooblies Waffles
Bella Union
Peruvian Point
Frau Kemmling
Ray’s Market
Jolie’s Bento
Rogue Chef
Beer garden selections by Frau Kemmling.
Plus local restaurants in Jacksonville will be open.



photo Kat Koury

Rogue Valley Classic Chevys, Rogue Valley Model
As, Rogue Valley Street Rods, Rolling Oldies Vintage
Trailers, “Stray Cats” Jacksonville Car Club


N. 4th Street, near Rasmussen’s
12:30 - 2:15 p.m.
Grant Ruiz
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
SOU Graduate Sax Quartet


and much more!

S. 3rd Street, just off California Street:
12:00 - 1:45 p.m.
Salsa Brava
2:15 - 4:00 p.m.
Dancing Fools

Strolling Musicians
Robbie DaCosta

Hand-painted Wooden Signs
& Drawings by Becca Marsh
Photography by John Neipp
Handmade Instruments by David Quill
Block-printed Scarves by Paula Rice
Fabric Flower Accessories by Natalie Stawsky
Handmade Wine-infused Soap by Tipsy Soap


Live Music


Artisan Wine Jams & Jellies by Auntie Mae’s
Sweet Treats
Glass Art by Jessy Carrara
Lavender Products by English Lavender Farm
Wind Chimes by Bill Grainger
Photography by Jarrod Hagstrom
Wooden Boxes & Carvings by Christine L’Heureux


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Grizzy Peak Winery
Jaxon Vineyards
LaBrasseur Vineyard
Ledger David Cellars
New Napa Wine
Pallet Wine Company
Pebblestone Cellars

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2 Hawk Winery
Adit Wine Bar
Cliff Creek Cellars
Daisy Creek Wine
Dancin Vineyards
Devitt Winery
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For more details, visit

Taste of Summer co-sponsors: Britt Music & Arts Festival, Jacksonville Chamber and Jacksonville Oregon Business Association

Check out these Britt Festival
Deals on local wines!
Roxy Ann
Pinot Gris
750 ml.



Valley View
Rogue Red
750 ml.

Fill your
Picnic Basket
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photo by Kat Kour y

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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

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

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


Performance Garden
The Performance Garden, located just inside the main entrance to the
Britt Park, is home to a variety of concerts and events throughout the
summer. When you plan for a concert on the Britt mainstage, be sure
to come early and enjoy the pre-concert music (before most concerts),
or the JPR pre-concert talks before the Classical Festival concerts.
The pre-concert events are open to all concertgoers at no extra charge.
Come enjoy the atmosphere as you start your Britt evening.


summer in Jacksonville


A Taste of Summer: Celebrate the beginning of Britt and




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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

216 W. Main St., Medford

/ Special Guest TBA

Britt ACEs present Portland Cello
Project: Bach, Brubeck & Beck
Thursday, June 4 • 8 pm
Kids 0-12 free; Students $15; Adults $20

Best of Britt Benefit

Auction & fundraiser for Britt Education Programs

Rising Appalachia

Thursday, July 9 • 8:30 pm
Kids 0-6 free; Kids 7-12 $8; Adults $18

Quadrophonic: Spatial Frontiers
An evening of Improvised
Electronic Music & Video Collages
by Control Voltage Therapy

Friday, July 17 • 8 pm • $10

Featuring music by:


San Francisco Girls Chorus
Sunday, August 2 • 8 pm • $5
Classical Festival Children’s Concert:
“When Giant Babies Attack”
Tuesday, August 4 • 10:30 am • Free

Photos by Lisa La Pierre

In addition, our second stage provides an intimate environment for
smaller concerts (see list here) and special events including the Best of
Britt benefit, the Classical Festival Opening Night Gala Dinner and more.
ADA accessible
Operation of the Performance Garden is provided in part by
an award from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation

Britt Guitar Workshop

Classical Festival Children’s Concert
featuring Gabriel Globus-Hoenich
Tuesday, Aug 11 • 10:30 am • Free

Guitar Concert featuring

Ed Dunsavage, James Edwards,
Michael “Hawkeye” Herman,
Mark Nelson, Dirk Price & Grant Ruiz

Saturday, August 29 • 8 pm • $5

Patchy Sanders
Friday, September 25 • 8 pm
Kids 0-6 free; Kids 7-12 $8; Adults $19

Join six of our best local guitarists for a three-day exploration of flamenco, slack key,
classical, jazz, blues, and rock guitar techniques. Each day will have two three-hour
sessions, each focusing on one genre. Anyone 14 years or older with a guitar and
the desire to expand their music horizons is welcome! Details are available at

Enjoy tastings from these local
food, wine & beer purveyors
Arbor House
Bella Union
C St. Bistro
EdenVale Winery
Folin Cellars
Frau Kemmling
Harry & David
Jacksonville Inn

Jaxon Vineyards
Kriselle Cellars
Larks Restaurant
Ledger David Cellars
Mt. Shasta Water
Mustard Seed Café
Ninkasi Brewing

Original Roadhouse Grill
Paschal Winery
Quady North
RoxyAnn Winery
South Stage Cellars
Sunrise Cafe
Valley View Winery
Weisingers Family Winery
Western Beverage

Plus...A silent auction

Thursday, July 2 • 5:30 pm
Britt Performance Garden
$95 (all inclusive)

June 2015

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The Unfettered Critic

by Paula Block Erdmann & Terry Erdmann
Sound checking the 2015 Britt lineup
(part two)

Segway Into Summer Fun!
Segway of Jacksonville is happy
to announce an exciting start to
the 2015 Summer Season. With a
market increase in tours for the year,
the tour company is ramping-up
for the season with three new tour
guides: Dominic Magallanes, Colin
Campbell, and Evan Samuelsen.
Expanded tour times for increased
demand will be available. Having
spent May working on being
trained as trainers, and learning the
ever-evolving tour guide script for
various tour routes through Historic
Jacksonville—our intrepid tour
guides are excited for the upcoming
Season. Stop by and say hi, or wave,
as they lead our tours through
l-r with SE-3: Evan Samuelsen, Colin Campbell
Historic Jacksonville. Colin is a recent
and Owner David Works.
graduate of SOU with degrees in both
Math and Music—after the tour season, he will be headed to Boston to study voice
in the Master’s program at Boston Conservatory. Evan is a local graduate of Cascade
Christian High School, an Eagle Scout, and will be returning as a Junior to Grand
Canyon University after the tour Season. Dominic is a US Navy Veteran, and we plan
to keep him after tour season, as we re-focus on dealership activities.
On the dealership front, Segway of Jacksonville not only sells the entire line of
Segway products nationwide, but has just taken on the exciting role of dealer for the
Segway Patroller program for the entire Pacific Northwest. This entails working with
the exciting new 3 wheel electric scooter. Recent purchasers of the SE-3 from Segway of
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with other bands. He first appeared in
That’s the date we arrived in
the country rock group “Pure Prairie
Jacksonville. Not being numerologists,
League,” later played in bluegrass bands
we had no idea of how auspicious a day it
with Ricky Skaggs, and toured with
would prove to be. Our new house, located Rodney Crowell. A member of the Grand
near the top of a (steep) hill, offered a great Ole Opry since age 34, Gill’s own hits
view. Our dogs approved of the yard. The
include “When I Call Your Name,” “The
neighbors, even after learning we’d been
Next Big Thing,” and the instrumental
Californians, were friendly. In fact, the
“Cluster Pluck.” When you hear
entire relocation had flowed so smoothly
somebody say, “A musician’s musician,”
that we heard music in the air.
it’s likely they’re talking about Vince Gill.
The Gipsy Kings, coming August 31.
Our realtor had mentioned that
These acoustic guitarists started playing
Jacksonville was home to an outdoor
Spanish music in their native France
music venue. Cool, we’d responded.
in the 1970s. Their sound has been
Maybe we’d check it out sometime.
dubbed, "Spanish flamenco and Romani
And then it slipped our minds…
rhapsody meet salsa funk." In other
…Until we heard the music, drifting in on words, it’s rhythmic. Very rhythmic.
a warm summer breeze. It sounded like a
Their rendition of “Hotel California”
band doing a sound check. Then a vocalist
was featured in The Big Lebowski, and
joined in. “Sounds like Bonnie Raitt,” we
their version of “You’ve Got a Friend In
thought. “Hey—It IS Bonnie Raitt!”
Me” in Toy Story 3. Listen for them to
Thus were we introduced to the
play all their hits, including the iconic
incredible Britt Festival.
“Bomboleo,” right here.
Last month we highlighted some of the
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, coming
artists we’re looking forward to hearing
September 4. Pat Benatar was the
this season, but there’s so
first female artist
much great entertainment
to appear on the
planned that we ran out of
fledgling MTV. She
space. Therefore:
sang “You Better
Big Bad Voodoo
Run.” Since then, her
Daddy, coming July 2.
hits have included
You may have heard this
“Hit Me With Your
“swing revival” band’s
Best Shot, “Love
brand of l940 and ‘50s
is a Battlefield,”
dance music during the
1999 Super Bowl XXXIII
and lots more.
halftime show. Or seen
Guitarist Neil
them sharing the stage
Giraldo (they’ve
with The Los Angeles
been married since
Philharmonic or the San
1984) uses his spare
Francisco Symphony.
time to perform
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo
When they deliver songs
with artists like Rick
from their latest album, “The Music of Cab Springfield and Kenny Loggins. At Britt,
Calloway,” we suspect you’ll swing along.
he’ll perform with her, for us.
Boz Scaggs, coming July 6. We first
Brandi Carlile, coming September 13.
learned Scaggs name when he played lead Yes, she’s been here before. If you haven’t
guitar with the Steve Miller Band. He later seen her yet, do so now. Enough said.
revealed himself as a powerful vocalist on
We tried to get tickets to that Bonnie
hits like “Lido Shuffle,” “Lowdown,” and
Raitt show back in ’08, but it already was
the ballad “Look What You’ve Done to
sold out. If only we’d known then what
Me.” Smooth rock, smooth ballads. That’s
we know now.
okay by us.
Paula and Terry each have long impressiveVince Gill, coming August 30. What
sounding resumes implying that they are
can we say about a Country Music
battle-scarred veterans of life within the
Hall of Famer with twenty Grammy
Hollywood studios. They’re now happily
Awards? Mark Knopfler once asked Gill
relaxed into Jacksonville.
to join Dire Straits, but Gill was too busy






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Two Iconic Jacksonville Properties Change Hands
On May 12, the Neuman Hotel Group
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The Neuman Hotel Group owns and
operates the Ashland Springs Hotel,
Lithia Spring Resort, Ashland Hills
Hotel, Inn at the Commons, Larks
Restaurant and Waterstone Spa. The
seller, Bob Seus, was represented by
John L. Scott Medford realtors Toni
Anderberg and Dan Mollahan while the
buyer was represented by Jeff Rogers of
the same firm.
A week earlier, the Rodriguez family,
which owns and operates Las Palmas
Mexican Restaurant, purchased the
property known as “Don’s Diggins” at
180 & 186 California Street for $325,000,
owned by former Mayor Clara Wendt.
After completing much-needed and longoverdue repairs and improvements to the
buildings, the family says it intends to
lease-out the two commercial spaces.

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Summer Pleasures

Voted Best
Patio Dining in
By readers of
Southern Oregon
Magazine, 2015

• Bella After Britt

Live music and special
Bella After Britt menu
on every Britt night

Linda Graham, owner of the famous
Jacksonville toy store, Scheffel's Toys and
More, has introduced a new line of townthemed souvenirs and toys just in time for
summer visitors.
For decades, Scheffel’s has been famous
for carrying the finest lines of toys, dolls,
books and more for kids of all ages.
“Now,” Linda says, “I’m so excited to
be offering locals and visitors a line of
shopping tote bags ($6.95), key chains

($9.95), marbles ($4.95), train whistles
($8.95), wood train engines ($6.95) and
yo-yo’s ($6), and coffee mugs ($9.95)—all
with Jacksonville logos!”
In the coming months, Linda says to be on
the look-out for more town-themed items
including children’s and toddler’s t-shirts
and more. Find Scheffel’s Toys & More at
the corner of California & Oregon Street in
historic downtown Jacksonville and please
see their ad on page 38 of this issue.

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McKee Bridge Day is on Saturday,
June 13, 2015 from 11:00am to 3:00pm.
The day kicks-off with an official ribbon
cutting at 11:00am, to celebrate the official
opening of the restored McKee Bridge.
We expect to have a number of special
guests participating in the ceremony.
There will be a quilt show on the
bridge, great food, children’s crafts and
boat races in the irrigation ditch, prizes, a
bake sale, a craft sale, a 50/50 raffle music
by Dan Doshier and Off the Wall Music
and more! We hope that this will be our
best party ever.
The latest restoration of our 98 yearold covered bridge was completed in
February. Friends and members of McKee

Bridge were very generous in helping
us raise over $62,000 in matching funds
to go along with the two major grants
needed for the restoration effort. ODOT
administered the work and the result is
a bridge that is stronger than the original
construction. The Board of Directors
of the McKee Bridge Historical Society
wishes to thank all of the members and
friends who so generously contributed to
the Restoration Fund—come and see the
wonderful restored bridge!
Before the bridge was closed for
restoration, it was estimated that more
than 6,000 people visited the bridge
each year. For more information please visit

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Ruch Hardware Expands Business Offerings

Ruch Hardware is a landmark in the
Applegate Valley, and has been offering
locals a place to find hardware and
garden supplies since 2001. Their tagline,
“Your friendly savin’ a trip to town store,”
says it all—shop at a local store first,
save yourself time and
gasoline while supporting
a locally-owned business.
When it comes to being a
local business, it doesn’t
get any more “local”
than Ruch Hardware.
Recently, owner Tiffany
Ryan expanded her
business to include even
more of a local service—
Tif’s Trading Post, a
venue for locals to buy,
sell, trade and consign all
sorts of merchandise.
Ryan’s business
location at 181 Upper
Applegate Road includes
Tif’s Trading Post, Ruch
Hardware, Café Ruch and
Ruch Dental, all located
in the business complex.
For locals unfamiliar
with Ruch Hardware, be
sure to make the trip and
check-out the expansive
array of hardware,
landscaping, irrigation,
pet/animal feed, vegetable
plants, flowers, grower supplies and many
other products—the drive to Ruch from
Jacksonville is quicker than you think!
Tiffany notes, “The Trading Post
started very simply as a means to offer
a venue for a local rustic furniture
builder to display his items and quickly
expanded into tools, sporting goods,
home repair and remodeling items,
automotive parts and more.”
As to the expansion of that business
aspect, she adds, “The interest and variety
of items just kept growing, so we added a

section in the main hardware building for
collectibles and locally-made products.
We ran out of room again after adding
books, movies, games and toys.”
Recently, when a portion of retail
space that once housed Cowboy Flowers
became available
directly next to Café
Ruch, Ryan expanded
the trading post business
again. “Our most recent
expansion was into the
space next to Café Ruch.
Since the businesses are
connected by a common
wall, we moved all the
collectibles, curiosities
and locally-made
products to this area.”
Ryan notes the new
area is formally open
Saturdays 9:00am6:00pm and Sundays
11:00am-5:00pm, but
that Café Ruch has
generously offered
entry to the Trading
Post through the Café
whenever they are open.
The Trading Post
takes almost anything
on consignment,
except for electronics,
appliances and
clothing. Tiffany says
she’s happy to list larger items that
won’t fit in the retail space if people
simple provide her pictures but keep
the item stored elsewhere! The Trading
post takes a 30% consignment fee and a
10% listing fee for larger items.
Find-out more about Ruch Hardware and
Tif’s Trading Post by calling 541-899-1113 or
via email at and
on Facebook. The websites, www.ruchhardware.
com and are currently
under construction, but will soon offer another
quick and easy way to connect.

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515 Coachman Drive,
• 6 Bedrooms
• 6 bathrooms
• 5,700SF
• 1.12 Acres

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

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Art Brings Hope­—Studies show art
therapy helps give back to Alzheimer’s
patients what the disease has taken away.
Creating and appreciating art stimulates
the senses, creates new pathways to “lost”
memories, and encourages conversation.
Alzheimer’s patients, even if nonverbal,
can use it as a form of expression,
restoring communication with relatives
already mourning the “loss” of their
loved one.
Our June/July
exhibit features
member artworks
visualizing the fun
of celebration. For
example, celebrating
the 150th anniversary
in print of Alice in
Wonderland, Leona
Keene Sewitsky
created Wonderful assemblage
pieces based on the
book’s characters
to celebrate their
Celebrate! opens
Friday, June 5,
remaining on display
for two months.
Join Art Presence
on Saturday, June
6, as we celebrate
the Britt Festival’s
2015 season opening
during the Taste
of Summer. We’re
delighted to welcome
back New Napa
Wine to start the
fun with a “Rock
‘n’ Roll” wine and
bacon pairing class
from 11:00am–
12:00pm. Get your wine
tasting tickets at our front
desk from 11:00am–4:00pm,
and enjoy live acoustic rock
‘n’ roll with local band SIP
and friends all day. Our
Taste of Summer celebration
doubles as the opening
reception for Celebrate!, so
begin your taste of summer
at Art Presence to celebrate
the artists and their art,
enjoying all we have to offer
before setting out to taste
the fruits of local vineyards
throughout Jacksonville!
Don’t miss our offsite
exhibits for more original art
by Art Presence members:

• Katharine Gracey’s exhibit of
paintings at Pioneer Village continues
through July 10
• Catie Faryl’s exhibit, The Bridge
to 2020, at the Medford Library
continues through June
• Walt Wirfs’ exhibit of oil paintings in
the Jacksonville Library’s Naversen
Room continues through August
Art Presence now features fiction and
nonfiction works
by local authors;
readings resume next
month. More June
developments aren’t
ready to announce—
Check our website,, for the
latest news.
Call to Artists!—
Art Presence invites
regional artists to
participate in Moon
Lunacy, our thirdannual October
Creative Challenge.
This year we challenge
you to create
or autumn artwork of
any size, in any 2D or
3D medium, with an
unconventional twist
and incorporating
a moon. Entry
deadline: Monday,
June 29. More info
and downloadable
application at
Sharpen your
skills in life
drawing sessions
with professional
models! Join us in our
classroom 1:00-3:00pm
every Monday for just
$10/session. Instruction
upon request. Just bring
pencil and paper, and
come ready to draw!
Schedule our upstairs
room for your class,
workshop or meeting!
Contact Anne Brooke at
541-941-7057 to reserve
a date.
Images top to bottom:
“Fire and Light,” acrylic
painting by Patrick Beste,
“America’s Edward Hopper,”
watercolor by Anne Brooke,
“Sunflowers,” by Katharine
Gracey, “Kayla,” life drawing
by Anne Brooke.

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

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Pioneer Profiles:
Cornelius C. Beekman “Mr. Jacksonville”– Part 1
by Carolyn Kingsnorth


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


things Beekman,” it seems appropriate
to feature Cornelius Beekman in our next
installments of “Pioneer Profiles.”
Cornelius Beekman came from a long
line of Dutch settlers who immigrated to
“New Netherlands” in the mid-1600s. He
was born in New York City on January 27,
1828, to Benjamin B. and Lydia Compton
Beekman, the eldest of seven children.
Shortly thereafter, the family moved to
the Finger Lakes district in central New
York state where Cornelius grew up. His
father, a successful contractor, trained
him to be a carpenter.
When news of the 1849 California gold
strike reached his home town of Dundee,
Cornelius, like many other young
men, caught “gold fever” and sought
to migrate to California. His mother
was strongly opposed to the quest and
persuaded his father not to finance the
venture. Cornelius convinced the owner
of the mercantile store where he clerked
to lend him the money, offering his life
insurance policy as collateral. )(Note:
Cornelius not only repaid the money, he
subsequently lent money to his former
employer when he was in financial
straits.) Three companions accompanied
Cornelius as far as New York City where
they abandoned the venture.
For adventurers seeking gold, the
overland passage via the Oregon Trail
was not viable in winter. The alternatives
were a three to six month voyage around
Cape Horn or a Central American
crossing that shaved 8,000 miles and
potentially several months off the trip.
The Cape Horn crossing meant rough
storms, sea sickness, and a lack of fresh
water, fruits, and vegetables. A Central
American crossing, with the Panama
isthmus becoming the favored crossing
point, involved a 60 to 70 mile dangerous
trek on foot, or an up-river trip by open
canoe, often in driving rains, followed by a
mule-back slog through dense jungle. Many
forty-niners who chose this route died from
poisonous snakes, malaria, yellow fever or
cholera before reaching Panama City, where
survivors might wait weeks, even months,
for ship passage to San Francisco.
Beekman chose the Panama route,
taking passage on a sailing ship to Colon
by way of Havana, one of the 400 plus
traveling in steerage, “huddled together
like so many hogs.” He successfully
crossed the isthmus to Panama City,
where he found “several thousand
men, most of whom had paid for
through transportation to San Francisco,
anxiously and impatiently waiting for
steamer accommodation.”
Beekman had paid for transportation
only as far as Panama City. When he
learned that a British bark was in the
harbor, he hired natives to row him out
to the vessel where he made a desperate
appeal to a gruff, stiff-necked captain,
eventually securing a passage to San
Francisco, the last one the captain agreed
to sell. When Beekman returned to shore,
he could have easily hawked his ticket for
a $500 profit, but declined to do so.
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ornelius C. Beekman was
arguably the wealthiest and
most prominent of the pioneers
who settled Jacksonville in the mid-1800s.
From relatively humble beginnings as a
carpenter and express rider, he built a
business empire of banking, mining, and
real estate interests.
He was also a public servant. Beekman
was repeatedly elected to Jacksonville’s
Board of Trustees and served as Mayor
for several terms. He was “school
director” for nine years and instrumental
in the construction of the Jacksonville
school. He was drafted by the Republican
Party as their gubernatorial candidate in
1878, and, although he did not campaign,
he lost by less than 70 votes. He was a
32nd degree Mason and Grand Master
of the Jacksonville Lodge for 12 years.
And he was a Regent of the University of
Oregon for 15 years.
The 1950 edition of The Oregonian
named Beekman one of Oregon’s 100 most
influential individuals of the century.
Historic Jacksonville, Inc. will be
sharing the experiences of Beekman,
his family, and Jacksonville residents
in a series of tours, through September.
“Behind the Counter” Beekman Bank
tours and Victorian-themed Beekman
House tours will be part of Jacksonville’s
History Saturday, the 2nd Saturday of
each month, in partnership with Friends
of Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery. 1932
Living History tours, the 3rd Saturday of
each month, will allow visitors to interact
with members of the Beekman family.
Jacksonville History Saturday bank
tours will offer a rare opportunity to visit
the interior of the 1863 Beekman Bank, the
second oldest bank in the Pacific Northwest.
The bank has been preserved as a museum
since it closed its doors in 1915.
Victorian-themed Beekman house
tours on 2nd Saturdays explore different
aspects of life in the late 1800s as
experienced by the Beekman family and
Jacksonville. Topics include Victorian
Hobbies and Crafts, a look at how
Victorians used their newly-found
leisure time resulting from the Industrial
Revolution; Victorian Etiquette, the “Ps
and Qs” of behavior for every occasion;
Victorian Medical Practices, when
medicine took a major leap forward
from Medieval “doctoring” to a modern
understanding of health, germs, and
treatments; and Travel in the Victorian
Age, the rapid evolution of transportation
from horseback to stagecoach to train to
automobile, all in the span of 50 years. All
Victorian-themed tours include related
lawn activities.
During third Saturday 1932 Living
History tours at the Beekman House,
historic interpreters portray Cornelius
Beekman’s children Ben and Carrie,
along with relatives and friends,
talking about current events in the
Great Depression era while reminiscing
about growing up as second generation
Beekmans in late 1800s Jacksonville.
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Digging Jacksonville – Artifacts 8:
Butchered Bear Bone

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hinese immigrants were
an important part of early
Jacksonville. Despite this, they
were often victims of racist stereotypes
both during the occupation of the
Chinese Quarter, and today, through
misrepresentations (or omissions)
in the history of the American West.
While this is part of a much larger
discussion, some of the seeds of this
cultural misunderstanding arose from
the Chinese reliance on traditional
foods, which differed greatly from that
commonly found on Euro-American
tables. During the excavation of the
Chinese Quarter Site, a large volume
of faunal material was recovered that
included animal, bird, and fish bones
from a variety of species. One of the
highlights of the collection so far, was a
butchered bear tibea (lower leg bone).
While newspapers and journals indicate
that bear was a fairly common food
consumed in Jacksonville by a variety of
people, the bone has a special connection
to long-held traditions in Canton, China.
In traditional Chinese cuisine, bear
paw was a delicacy served to the
imperial and elite classes during large
banquets. Extravagant meals where rare
foods were served acted to confirm one’s
status and display one’s prominence and
wealth, as these items were difficult and
expensive to obtain. Many of the bear
paws that graced these formal tables
were imported from the American west,
where bears were abundant and in some
cases, perceived as a nuisance to early
settlers. While different foods were used
during these feasts, bear paw stands out
as a particularly-important status marker
reserved for the highest class.
Close up of butchered end of bear tibia
The presence of the bear tibia at
(not to scale).
the Jacksonville Chinese Quarter site
suggests that the tradition could have
However, the presence of the lower
come over to Oregon with the Chinese
tibea bone in the Chinese Quarter
immigrants living in the area. While
assemblage suggests that this portion
Jacksonville’s early census indicates that
was being consumed.
the Chinese Quarter residents held a
It is possible that the availability of
range of occupations (from miner, cook,
these traditionally-rare and esteemed
gambler, laundry man, to butcher, and
foods may have led to the adoption and
merchant), presumably none of the early
adaptation of these dishes. While the
occupants were from the elite class that
would have been
of the bear
consuming bear
in the region
paws. While
may have
bear was a rare
resulted in
commodity in
them becoming
China, black and
an affordable
brown bear were
food source for
very common in
the Chinese
the Applegate
populations of
and Rogue River
valleys and are
the bone cut
documented as
suggests that
a food source by
they could be
Brown bear with the location of the cut bone recovered preparing bear
as well as
from Jacksonville Chinese Quarter site, circled in red. in traditional
the Chinese
fashion. Therefore, the presence of the
of the region. The presence of the
bear paw in the assemblage from the
butchering marks on the bear tibia is
Chinese Quarter site of Jacksonville
interesting as well, as they indicate the
could reflect the blending of traditional
bear was butchered using traditional
cultural foodways with locally available
Euro-American cuts. However, the tibia
cut would have been to remove the lower foods, thus creating new food traditions
on the Oregon frontier.
leg and
The excavations in the Jacksonville
foot from
Chinese Quarter were funded by the City of
the roast
(the desired Jacksonville and the Oregon Department of
Katie Johnson is a staff archaeologist at the Southern
Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology. Katie will be
directing the analysis of the several thousand animal and fish
bones recovered from the Jacksonville Chinese Quarter Site.
You can reach SOULA by contacting Chelsea Rose at rosec@ and follow SOULA on facebook/Southern Oregon
University Laboratory of Anthropology.

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


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History Saturday in the Cemetery,
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June 13—Please join us on Saturday, June the Sexton's Tool House, at the top of the
13 at 10:00am, and the Second Saturday
Cemetery Road at 9:00am and work until
of the month through September 12,
around 12 noon. All tools and supplies
for History Saturday in the Jacksonville
are provided along with instructions
Cemetery. June's Topic will be "Untimely
on proper cleaning techniques. Dress
and Unfortunate Passings," presented by
accordingly as this is a hands-on project
Docents Ellen
and you may get
Martin and Anne
a little wet. We
Peugh. Their talk
suggest bringing
will also include
a stool to sit
a walking tour,
on, a hat and
so be sure to
sunscreen. Our
dress for the
marker cleaning
weather and
and workshops
wear comfortable
are scheduled
walking shoes.
for the third
The 90-minute
Saturday of
program, which
every month
is free, starts at
10:00am with
September 19.
no advance
A Big Thank
Marker cleaning on April 18, 2015.
You—We wish
Photo by Mary Siedlecki.
required. Meet
to express our
your Docents at the top of the Cemetery
sincere appreciation to Ron and Dee Moore
Road where parking is available. We do
for their generous donation, a portion of
accept donations which are very much
which was used to purchase flags, that were
appreciated and help support our work in placed on the graves of the Veterans resting
the cemetery. This program is presented
in the Jacksonville Cemetery.
by the Friends of Jacksonville's Historic
Please visit www.friendsjvillecemetery.
Cemetery and our volunteers. Cemetery
org for additional details and a listing of
Marker Cleaning and Workshop, June
all our events and activities. Call 541-82620—Join us for a very rewarding and fun
9939 with questions. Top photo by Bill and
volunteer project cleaning markers in
Debbie Miller.

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Corner of 4th & Main

Chamber Chat

by Tim Balfour, Executive Director
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce

News Updates on the Jacksonville Community
Center by Jeanena Whitewilson

On the Drawing Board


he Building Committee
interviewed architects for the
new Jacksonville Community
Center (JCC) at the corner of 4th and
Main Streets, and has hired Jim Cook,
Architectural Design Consultant, for the
preliminary drawings. Jim has designed
many of the Nunan Square homes, a
cottage on a difficult lot on South Oregon
Street, the McCulley House remodel,
and the recently-approved addition to
Wine Country Inn. Jim has also designed
a number of community centers in
small Alaskan towns, as well. Jim was

the possibility of a 6,048 square foot
structure, all subject to Planning, HARC,
and Fire safety approvals, and budget.
From those requested needs and
reasonable wants at this JCC multi-use
building, we have identified the following
plan: Large Auditorium with stage,
lighting, and sound (room dividable
into 3 rooms); event/commercial kitchen,
general purpose meeting rooms/breakout
rooms; sound-proof music room; business
center/office; storage in rooms for tables/
chairs/activity supplies; Seniors’ work
space; additional storage for non-profits

New Faces for Visitor Services and
Chamber Board


here are several new faces at the
Visitor Information Center (VIC)
and on the Trolley. The VIC is
now staffed by three regular part-time
employees and one substitute. Joining
Maryl Cipperly are Marilyn Lewis,
former owner of Orth House Bed &
Breakfast and Susan Hearnsberger,
who you may be familiar with as an
employee of Blue Door Garden Store.
Wendy Anderson, a familiar face on the
Britt hill and several stores in town, is
our substitute.
We’ve also freshened-up the VIC space
with the help of Susan and Robert Roos
of Magnolia Inn. They volunteered their
time and donated supplies with the goals
of eliminating some of the visual clutter
and making the center more user-friendly.
Please stop-in and say hello to the new
staff. Hours of operation are 10:00am3:00pm. We are monitoring the time
period to determine if additional hours
are needed.
We also have added two new drivers
for the Jacksonville Trolley. Bill Moran is
still with us and is training new drivers
Jerry Mason and Brian Roberts. The
trolley now runs daily with tours on
the hour from 11:00am-3:00pm. Private
bookings are also available.
Tim Balfour, Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director, provides oversight
for Visitor Services. He is a half-time
employee and does not have office hours

in the VIC. If you would like to contact
him you can email ExecutiveDirector@ We have
also added a new email, President@ for the board
president to allow direct and confidential
contact with the president.
Our new board officers are President,
Jack Berger; Vice-President, Tom Piete;
Treasurer, Linda Graham; and Secretary,
Tim Balfour.
Jack is the Area Plant Supervisor for
CenturyLink from Ashland to Gold Hill
and Klamath Falls. He recently retired
from 37 years as a US Army Warrant
Officer. Tom retired from Intel Corp and
is now busy as an Independent Insurance
Agent for AFLAC. Tim Balfour is the new
Executive Director of Visitor Services
& Marketing. Linda is the owner of
Scheffel’s Toys & More.
Our Board members include; Bobby
Abernathy, Britt Festivals; Ian Bechtel,
Cutler Investments; Jamie Collins, Back
Porch Bar & Grill; Arlis Duncan, Video
One Productions; Jo Parker, Willowcreek
Gifts; Carmen Whitlock, Elegance; and
Laurie Hermansen, Umpqua Bank.
We thank current Chamber members for
their participation and would like to invite
other local businesses to become involved
with our professional organization
dedicated to the success of the commercial
community in Jacksonville.

City Snapshot
involved years ago with a Citizens
Advisory Committee plan of a Civic
Center complex on the block where we
are currently located. We are extremely
pleased to have him working with us. Our
community center’s Build the Building
Committee are most anxious to see our
conceptual ideas coming to fruition, and
expect to share the view with you in next
month’s Jacksonville Review article.
JCC’s outreach committee has been
researching information from people
of all ages and backgrounds—parents
of school-age children, to elders, and
everyone in-between, as well as many
local non-profit organizations—to
determine how to best use the 12,100
square foot lot for the new building.
Square footage, minus required setbacks,
allowable 50% lot coverage limits,
parking, courtyard/gardens would allow

who use rooms for meetings and events;
and an outdoor garden reception area.
Heritage trees will be preserved and
the building designed to be as energyefficient as possible.
We are also fortunate to have a
volunteer who specializes in grant and
fund raising organization—Kathie
Olsen—who is providing training and
strategic planning for our fundraising
Please continue sending your Letters
of Intent for future use, or tax-donation
contributions to our non-profit 501-c-3:
Jacksonville Community Center, P.O.
Box 1435, Jacksonville, OR 97530. Send
questions or comments to Board members
David Bylund:,
Jeanena Whitewilson: jeanena@charter.
net, or call Jerry Ferronato 541-899-3726.
Thank you for your continued support.

Help is on the way, call Rotary today!

The Jacksonville Boosters recently assigned their annual city-wide Garage Sale fundraiser
to the Jacksonville-Applegate Rotary. 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 541-899-1352 to arrange for them to be picked up, free of charge!

Take a Vacation—After a May 5 public
hearing, Council agreed to a citizens’
group request to vacate a section of a
non-traveled roadway in the 400 block
of Applegate Street. The move clears-up
longstanding right-of-way matters dating
back to 2010.
City May “Bee” Interested—After
a presentation from Sarah RedLaird, known as “Bee Girl,” on urban
beekeeping, Council agreed to have staff
investigate the matter further. The city
will likely approve residents keeping up
to 3 urban hives at one’s home, similar
to models adopted by several Jackson
County cities.
Mayor’s Plan Gets Stung —On May
5, Mayor Paul Becker expanded on his
vision to convert the upper floor of the
historic Courthouse into a performing
arts venue, transforming it into a fullyfunctional theater. Unbeknownst to
Council, the City Administrator and
Mayor had entered into a contract with
Gold Hill consultant Theresa Hart to
prepare a study on private fundraising
ideas for the venue. Funding for Hart’s
study was obtained from a private $5000
donation from a Jacksonville citizen.
It should be noted that the mayor’s
performing arts venue plan was presented
as a 100% privately-funded plan, using
no public funds to build or maintain the
venue. During dialogue with Hart and the
mayor, council raised multiple concerns
that the city was venturing into uncharted
territory and that the highest and best
use of the space needed further study.
Several councilors expressed an opinion
that the city should refrain from taking
any action until the first floor conversion
to city offices was complete and the full
impact on the city budget was known.
Council also discussed revisiting the

concept of using the space for the planned
Community Center but was rebuffed by
the Mayor and Hart on that suggestion.
Other councilors expressed concern that
a performing arts center would compete
directly with other non-profit and forprofit venues in the Valley, most of which
are struggling financially and looking to
fill seats. The notion that the city should
not be in the performing business was
also raised. Council also raised concern
that the city had hired consultant Theresa
Hart without their knowledge or approval
and that the action lacked transparency.
Council appeared united that the city
should have refrained from presenting
any plans for the second floor without
voting on a council-approved plan in the
first place.
Budget Season in Full-Swing—At
its first official meeting to review
the proposed 2015-16 fiscal year city
budget, the budget committee addressed
key issues and will be forwarding its
recommendations/findings to Council
including: (1) since union negotiations
have taken longer than expected, it’s
likely that a supplemental budget may be
needed later this summer to handle salary
increase requests, if approved (2) in 201516, council needs to examine funding
the Police Department from sources
outside of the General Fund (3) council
should anticipate the need for increased
attorney consultation and increase that
budget line item by $10,000 (4) the Senior
Nutrition Program budget should be
increased by $2000 to $12,000 annually to
meet increased demand for services (5)
the Public Safety Surcharge that funds
the 24/7 fire department should be raised
in July, 2015 from $26 to $31, bringing it
back in line with the 2011 rate.

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

June 2015

Page 15

A Few Minutes with the Mayor

Announcing the 4th-Annual
Mayor’s 4th of July Picnic!

by Paul Becker

I've Got Egg On My Face!


ell... it seems as if your Mayor
has finally done it. I broke
a rule every Boy Scout was
taught since the first one earned that title
in 1910. Even my grade school teachers
did their best to make me understand... in
any endeavor, in any undertaking, in any
set of circumstances... "BE PREPARED."
It seems simple enough, but yours truly
failed to do just that at the first City
Council meeting in May.
So what could possibly have been
brought before the City Council to create
this problem? Why nothing less than the
subject of the 2nd floor of the Courthouse!
How could I have been unprepared you
ask? I've been talking about it for years.
I gave tours to hundreds of citizens
this past December. The Mail Tribune
ran a first page article on it. I've written
columns about it in this very newspaper.
The Council itself commissioned a public
study on the subject. Unprepared...
preposterous! But I was.
Understand, when dealing with any
body of people, one should always
remember that each member of that
body is, first... different from all the other
members, and second... in a mindset
that may be different than surmised.
Ignoring these fundamentals can lead to
a condition where one's face is red... with
My sin was simple enough. With all
the dialogue these past two years, both
public and private, I assumed (Oh! Oh!
There's that bad word) everyone was
fully cognizant of where we were on
this project and ready to move ahead. I
couldn't have been more wrong.
One council member questioned the
whole project. This member had never
seen any of the news print on the matter.
Talk about a blow to my writer's ego.
Ernest Hemingway once said, "There
is nothing to writing. All you do is sit
down at a typewriter and bleed." Perhaps
I didn't bleed enough for this council
member to remember anything I wrote.
Whatever the cause for lack of familiarity,
it did give me pause to wonder why write
if no one reads what I write?
Many years ago there was a motion
picture produced with the title Colonel

Effingham's Raid. No... it wasn't about
a military campaign. It was about a
political campaign... one waged by
a retired Colonel to save an historic
Courthouse in his small town. In the plot,
the Colonel had to fight the Mayor and
the City Council and their cronies who
planned on tearing down the Courthouse
and building a new structure. Well, our
Council has saved our Courthouse so we
won't have that problem. Our City offices
will move into the ground floor thereby
guaranteeing the Courthouse will be
around for at least another generation or
two. The Council was right in saving it.
We do live in an incredibly historic town
so what could be more appropriate?
Some have said to us... "In order to
succeed, you need a plan." Indeed! I have
heard that often about this Courthouse
project. I still remember someone yelling
those very words at me when we had
the audacity to accept the building from
the County. Somehow it didn't seem to
be very important to the doubters that
Jacksonville had been given an entire
city block in the heart of the city... free
and with no strings. Still, who can argue
with the need for planning in this day
of endless engineering, social as well as
mechanical. But I would add one more
very important ingredient, without
which all the plans in the world will
never succeed... and that ingredient is
vision. The great Helen Keller once said,
“The only thing worse than being blind
is having sight and no vision.” What an
incredible truth from one born blind.
Speaking of vision... In 1883, the
citizens of Jacksonville were so proud
of their newly-constructed Courthouse,
they celebrated with a grand ball in the
great room on the second floor. Imagine
the horse-drawn carriages lined up to
drop the guests in their formal attire at
the main entrance. It must have been
quite a sight! Wouldn't it be wonderful
to recreate that event when we finish the
2nd floor? True, we might have to use
cars instead of carriages, but it could be
The Event of the year, big enough even
for a television network to cover.
I'll close on that note. I still need to
wash the egg off my face.

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

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

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

Jacksonville Mayor Paul Becker and
the City of Jacksonville invite everyone
to come-out and celebrate Saturday,
July 4th on the Courthouse grounds
from noon until 3:00pm and enjoy
complimentary hot dogs, chips and
bottled water. Picnickers may opt to
bring their own food and drinks if they so

desire. Once again, the Fire Department
will be organizing activities for children
and adults. The Jacksonville Trolley will
be stationed on the grounds, offering
picnickers free trolley rides around
town. Come celebrate the 4th and join
the fun with your Jacksonville friends
and neighbors!

News From Jacksonville Planning Department
Planning for Sustainability
by Amy Stevenson, Planning Director, City of Jacksonville


he Planning Department
closed for a few days in April
in order for staff to attend
the National Planning Conference of
the American Planning Association
in Seattle, Washington. In attendance
were 7,000 planners from across the
country. The sessions were all linked
to a common theme—Sustainability. In
ecology, sustainability is how biological
systems remain diverse and productive.
Sustainable Development is development
that meets the needs of the present
without compromising the ability of future
generations to meet their own needs.
Moving towards sustainability is a
social challenge that requires adjusting
how we do things today; from the
choices we make as consumers, to
planning communities, to green building
techniques and new technology. Below
are some examples of moving towards
sustainability from communities around
the country.
Solar Panels, Solar Gardens and Solar
Farms—City codes need to permit the
use of solar panels. This ranges from
solar panels on single-family dwellings,
to solar gardens and solar farms on
larger pieces of property that produce
energy for the community. Individuals
should pursue the installation of solar
panels for home use.
Urban Homesteads—City codes
need to encourage small urban farms
within City Limits. Individuals can start
a vegetable garden and/or buy local
produce at farmers markets.
Reduce Paper Consumption—The

City Council recently went paperless and
uses iPads to review Council packets. The
Planning Commission and the Historic
Commission will follow suit and will
soon switch to iPads. Individuals should
strive to reduce paper consumption at
home, printing only when necessary.
Ban Plastic Bags—The cities of
Portland, Eugene and Corvallis have
banned single-use plastic bags. The City
of Jacksonville should consider following
suit. Individuals can strive to use reusable cloth bags when shopping. Re-use
plastic bags for small purchases.
Ban Plastic Water Bottles—Many cities
are now offering fill stations for re-usable
water containers. Search online, "TapIt"
in Washington, DC to see what they have
done. The Planning Department will no
longer purchase plastic water bottles or
disposable cups—we challenge the rest of
the city to do the same. Individuals can
purchase a BPA free re-usable water bottle
and a re-usable coffee mug.
Ban Styrofoam—The Medford
City Council recently voted to ban
Styrofoam. Read the article in the
Medford Mail Tribune. The City of
Jacksonville should consider the same.
Individuals can bring reusable coffee
mugs to coffee shops and ask for to-go
containers made of cardboard.
New Planning Director Drop-in
Hours for the Summertime—Effective
June 15, 2015 the Planning Director
Drop-in Hours will change to the
following day and times:
Mondays 8:30-10:30
Tuesdays 8:30-10:30

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

April 15 to May 17, 2015
Call Type – Total Calls
Alarm - 3
Animal Complaint - 4
Assault - 2
Assist - Other Gov't/Law
Enforcement Agencies - 60
Assist Public - 176
City Ordinance - 6
Civil - 1
Custody - Mental Hold - 1
Domestic - 3
Fraud - 3

Fugitive - 1
Larceny (Theft) - 3
Motor Vehicle Collision - 3
Noise - 2
Property Lost - 2
Suicide - 1
Suspicious - 13
Traffic/Roads All - 7
Trespassing - 1
Unsecure Premise - 1
Weapons Law - 1

Page 16

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June 2015

On Money & More: Preparing for the Future
by Erich & Matt Patten, Cutler Investment Group


“The future belongs to those who prepare for it.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

s a recent New York Times
article pointed out (As
Cognition Slips, Financial
Skills Are Often the First to Go, 04/24/15)
financial skills are often one of the first set
of skills to decline not only in diseases of
the mind, but more generally as cognition
slips in later years of life. With the number
of our retiree population continuing to
expand, it is important to put proactive
measures on the front burner.
According to the NYT article there are
44.7 million people age 65 and over in the
United States, representing 14% of the
population today. Within 10 years that
number will grow to an
estimated 66 million.
While this demographic
holds trillions of dollars
in wealth, many will
continue to manage
their own finances.
Other studies indicate
that nearly half of all
adults in their 80’s
either have mild to severe dementia or
some form of cognitive impairment.
These statistics indicate the importance
of having a plan and the assistance of a
trusted advisor.
“Milking the cream” out of our seniors
has never been easier. New investment
products, often difficult to understand,
and new technologies often leave the
older investor confused as to the choices
they are making. Preventing situations
that may leave the elderly vulnerable to
diminished decision making, poor advice
or even fraud should become a dinner
table conversation. Knowing when to get
involved as a trusted adult child, friend
or advisor can be tricky, but there are
warning signs that may be valuable in
providing assistance.
So, how can Cutler help prepare our
clients for aging, as these concerns become
more relevant? More importantly, how can
our clients help prepare themselves? Let’s
take a look at some of the warning signs as
compiled by the National Endowment for
Financial Education. Signs of diminished
cognitive ability include:
• Taking longer to complete everyday
financial tasks—Preparing bills,
filling out check registers, filing
income taxes
• Reduced attention to details in
financial documents—Identifying
overdue bills, finding specific details
in financial statements
• Decline in everyday math skills—

Calculating a return on investment,
multiple calculations, figuring a tip in
a restaurant
• Decreased understanding of financial
concepts—Health care concepts
(deductibles), financial terms like
interest rates or minimums
• Difficulty identifying risks in
financial opportunities­­—Identifying
key risks and focusing too much on
the perceived benefit, understanding
risks of mail and/or telephone fraud
The reality is that for each individual,
the assessment of these symptoms will be
different. For trusted family, friends and
advisors, a significant change
in any of the items mentioned
above should serve as an
indication that financial
cognition is on the decline.
Some suggestions might
include, having duplicate
statements sent to trusted
family members, or
providing them with online
access to financial accounts. If credit
access is no longer important, freeze
credit files and automate bill payments.
Ensure that Cutler or any other financial
advisor/planner has the name of a trusted
person on file that can be contacted in the
event that cognitive skills do deteriorate.
Preparing for aging means recognizing
that older adults may hold a great deal of
wealth, and are also the most vulnerable to
schemes and frauds, so staying protected
from these concerns should be a part of
everyone’s plan. We take very seriously our
role as fiduciaries and trusted advisors here
at Cutler, and we want to arm all of our
clients (and their families) with strategies to
assist in these potentially challenging times.
Please don’t hesitate to contact any of us
if you want to discuss this topic in further
detail or have any questions about how to
become better prepared.
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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Portfolio Manager

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Chief Investment Officer
President/Portfolio Manager

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June 2015

Page 17

Resource Lands – Differences between
Assessment and Zoning


by Sandy J. Brown, AICP

ne of the things people love
about the Rogue Valley is
its rural nature. The scenic
combination of small farms dotting the
valley surrounded by forested mountains
is one of the primary reasons people
choose to live here.
The Rogue Valley has been able to
retain much of its farm and forestland
from the pressure of development in
large part due to zoning regulations. The
policies governing
farm and forest
lands come down
from the state,
and protection
of these lands is
a fundamental
element of
Oregon’s land
use planning
program. These
policies are
based on the
state’s interest
of protecting
agricultural and forestry lands as key
economic and environmental resources.
Oregon’s land use program places
major emphasis on maintaining
commercial agriculture and forestry.
Farm and forest zoning limits
development that could conflict with
commercial agriculture and forestry
practices. It keeps farm and forest lands
from being divided into parcels too small
to manage effectively for agriculture,
timber, habitat, recreation, watershed
protection, and other similar uses.
Residential development is primarily
limited to development on less productive
resource lands. Development on farm and
forest lands will be discussed in greater
detail in a subsequent article as it is too
much to cover in one article.
Many people confuse farm and
forest zoning with tax assessment.
Zoning pertains to allowable land uses;
assessment relates to how the land is
assessed for taxes. Lands in farm and
forest zones are potentially eligible for
lower property taxes, and even lands not
in a resource zone may be able to qualify
for special assessment.
Exclusive Farm Use (EFU) zones
are automatically eligible for lower
property taxes based on the land being
farmed. If land is in an EFU zone and
is used primarily to make a profit by
farming, it can qualify for special farm
use assessment. To qualify, the land
must currently be used, and have been
used in the previous year exclusively
for farm use. The farming activity needs
to be in accordance with an “accepted
farming practice,” which means it needs

to be conducted in a way similar to other
comparable farms that are operating to
make a profit. This can vary depending
on the type of farming activity and the
geographical region. Your farmland can
be disqualified and you can be assessed
an additional tax if you no longer
meet the requirements of the farmland
assessment program.
Land not in an EFU zone district but
used as farmland may qualify for the
same farmland
described above.
To qualify,
your land must
currently be
used, and have
been used, for
the two previous
years exclusively
for farm use, and
your land must
meet income
specified by the County Assessor’s office.
Other requirements are similar to the
EFU farm assessment program described
Lands in forest zones may be eligible
for lower property taxes through the
forestland tax programs. There are several
programs, including the Forestland
Program, the Small Tract Forestland
Program, Farmland Converted to Forest,
and Farm Woodlot. These help reduce
taxes for forestland owners who manage
their property for the primary purpose of
growing and harvesting timber.
See the following links or contact the
Jackson County Assessor’s Office for
additional information regarding special
tax assessment programs for farm and
forest lands:
Jackson County Assessor’s Office: http://
Oregon Dept. of Revenue Special
Assessment Programs for Forestland:
Oregon Dept. of Revenue Assessment
of Farmland in an EFU Zone: http://
Oregon Dept. of Revenue Assessment
of Farmland Not in an EFU Zone: http://
Sandy J. Brown, AICP, lives in Jacksonville
and is a certified land use planner and broker
with Western Properties of Southern Oregon,
LLC. She can be reached at sandyjbrown@, 831-588-8204, or online at
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Social Security Spousal Benefit Awareness
by Jeff Blum & Steve Yungen, Jones & Associates


any people who’ve attended
our Social Security Workshops
have been surprised about
the many variables and calculations that
can affect the amount of Social Security
benefits that an individual, their family
and their survivors receive. What can
have an even larger effect on your lifetime
Social Security benefits are the literally
hundreds of different calculations that
can affect benefits for couples. A typical
American couple may be leaving up
to $250,000 of lifetime Social Security
benefits on the table because they do not
know the best strategy for when to take
Are you aware how the following
strategies may affect your Social Security
• File and Suspend
• Filing a Restricted Application
• Benefits for Widows and Widowers
• Survivor Benefits
• Collecting spousal benefits after

• Using other sources of retirement
income and delaying Social Security
benefits to provide a larger income in
the future
Social Security is a cornerstone of your
retirement income planning. Optimizing
Social Security is an important part of
a holistic retirement plan. It should be
coordinated with your overall retirement
income planning to maximize lifetime
benefits for you and your family.
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Mavis June 2015.indd 1

5/14/15 1:33 PM

illow is currently the most popular
online real estate site, with 75
million unique visitors a month.
Along with active listings of properties
for sale, it also provides information
on houses that are not on the market.
You can enter the address or general
location in a database of millions of
homes with a high likelihood of pullingup key information such as: square
footage, lot size, number of bedrooms
and baths, photos & taxes. You can also
find information on foreclosures, preforeclosures, homes for rent and get a
“Zestimate” which is an estimated value
of your home.
Zillow and their recently-acquired
company, Trulia, has a popularity that’s
about to change as both sites have just
been-cut off by the National Association
of Realtors (NAR),
meaning that they will
no longer be provided
the information of
homes for sale in the
United States. NAR
consolidates this
information from 850
local multiple listings
services (MLS) across
the Unites States and
then sells it to thousands
of websites including
Zillow and Trulia.
The dispute between
NAR and Zillow is over the inaccuracy of
Zillow’s site. Realtors all over the country
have to explain to their clients every day
not to believe the information on Zillow.
There are three major areas of concern
that NAR and Realtors have with the
information on Zillow’s site which are
G.I.G.O., Zestimate and Foreclosures.
G.I.G.O.: Zillow gets all the “homes
for sale” data from NAR and then adds
data from other sources such as tax rolls,
former listings, bank defaults, FSBO’s
and others. Many times the data conflicts
or the data is just wrong. We call this
Garbage In, Garbage Out, (G.I.G.O.) We,
as Realtors, have to stand by our listing
data and ensure that all the information is
correct as we are liable if it is not correct,
but Zillow doesn’t seem to have those
concerns. Here is one example of what
can go wrong: a listing of a rental home
on the Rogue River was advertised
by us at 1800 sq. ft. but Zillow added
information from the county website
and said there was also a 600 sq. ft.
basement. A tenant who was moving
from 2000 miles away rented it sight
unseen and thought the basement
would be perfect for their mother-inlaw who lives with them. When they
arrived, they were shocked to find there
was no longer a basement. So who is
responsible for this mess up?
Zestimate: Zillow uses a computer to
estimate the value of a home by searching
a radius of homes that sold around the
subject property and then averages the
price. This is a very crude and inaccurate
way of determining a home’s value. If
all the homes in one radius were built
by the same builder, in the same year,
with all the same amenities, then this
might work. But what if you just put in
a $50,000 remodel and upgraded your
amenities, how would a radius search
know this and add value? If you live in a
town like Jacksonville, where 3rd Street
has both $200,000 homes and $800,000
homes, how can you average all the
homes that have sold to determine a
value? Zillow adds a “Zestimate” value
to every listing on their site and we as
Realtors have to overcome objections of
“Why is the Zestimate $100,000 lower
than the listing price?” We have a home in

escrow on South Oregon for $539,000 that
has a “Zestimate” of $461,000 and Trulia
says it’s worth $844,000. Zillow’s CEO
says that nationwide Zestimates have
a “median error rate” of about 8%, but
NAR states they have a median error rate
closer to 20%.
Foreclosures: Zillow buys foreclosure
information from multiple sites and
presents homes both in default and
in foreclosure to buyers looking on
the site. A foreclosed home for sale is
listed like other homes for sale with a
Realtor representing the bank owning
the foreclosure, but homes in default are
not necessarily homes for sale! The way
Zillow publishes defaults is misleading
as they call them “pre-foreclosures” soon
to be on the market. A home on a default
list (Pre-foreclosure) is there because the
owner hasn’t made
consecutive payments.
There are four ways
a home can get off
the default list 1) The
owner catches-up on the
payments 2) The loan is
modified 3) The home
is sold as a Short Sale 4)
The home goes back to
the bank. So to publish
defaults, call them
“Pre-foreclosures” and
state they will soon be
on the market for sale
is misleading. Zillow should be clearer to
the buyers using their site by stating that
the likelihood of these homes coming-up
for sale anytime soon is low.
Zillow is now scrambling to negotiate
with all the 850 local Multiple Listing
Services across the country and buy the
listing data directly from them in lieu of
buying the data from NAR. Although
this is technically possible to do in a
short period of time, Zillow is completely
bogged-down with their legal department
trying to negotiate 850 contracts with
different MLS’s—which could take years.
Currently, our local MLS, Southern
Oregon Multiple Listing Service, has
agreed to sell the listing data to Zillow but
they are also bogged-down with Zillow’s
legal department to get an acceptable
contract completed.
In the meantime, Realtors wanting
their listings on Zillow have to enter the
listing date by hand via a system Zillow
has set up to enter a “For Sale By Owner.”
Most Realtors are not bothering to post
their listings, and the ones that do, have
to keep the data current and remember
to change the price if it decreases or take
it off when it goes pending. At the same
time,, which is the secondlargest real estate site and licensed
directly by NAR, is running a nationwide
print, radio and TV campaign, stating
they are the most accurate real estate
site—a correct statement as all their listing
data comes directly from us, the Realtors,
who are selling the house.
So will Zillow die and
take over? As Realtors, we get really
tired of telling buyers that the homes
they see on Zillow are not necessarily
for sale, or talking to sellers and
telling them there is nothing we can
do about the “Zestimates” being
published by Zillow that are grossly
underestimated. As a marketer, I
have to say Zillow is too big not to
advertise on—so we will continue to
advertise our listings on Zillow until
they take their last breath!
Graham Farran is a broker with Expert
Properties, located at 620 N. 5th Street in
Jacksonville. Please see their ad on the back
page and contact them at 541-899-2030 or
online at

June 2015

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June 2015 Events Calender • More at
Jacksonville Art Events
June 2015!
Art Presence Art Center!

June 5–July 26: Our June/July exhibit features member
artworks visualizing the fun of celebration. Celebrate!
runs June 5–July 26.!
June 6: Our Taste of Summer celebration doubles as the
opening reception for Celebrate!, so begin your festivities
at Art Presence to celebrate the artists and their art,
enjoying all we have to offer before setting out to taste the
fruits of local vineyards throughout Jacksonville! !
* 11am–12pm: New Napa Wine!
presents a “Rock ‘n’ Roll”!
wine and bacon pairing class.!
* All Day: Purchase wine tasting
tickets at our front desk, New
Napa Wine tasting 12-4pm,
new art exhibit and artist
reception, Live acoustic rock
’n’ roll with SIP and Friends!
Party, by Zoe West!

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 August !
• Medford Library: The Bridge
to 2020, monotypes by Catie
Faryl on display through June!
Winter Light on Jacksonville Farm, by Walt Wirfs!
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.!!

• 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.
• Sundays, 9:00am-1:00pm: jacksonville
farmers market. Courthouse grounds.
Opens June 7. See booth map and info page 39.
• Saturday May 30, 9:00am-2:00pm: dfd dog
walk, Jacksonville Elementary.
• Saturday, May 30, 10:00am-5:00pm: southern
oregon grape fair, Talent.
• Saturday May 30, 11:00am-4:00pm: children's
heritage fair, Hanley Farm.
• Sunday, May 31, 12:00-6:00pm: jacksonville
wine cruise.
• Saturday, June 6: britt's "taste of
summer" celebration. See schedule page 5.
• Saturday, June 6: "taste of summer"
celebration at art presence art
center. Opening reception for Celebrate! and
"Rock 'n' Roll" wine and bacon pairing class from
11:00am-Noon. See article page 10.
• Friday, June 12, 7:00pm: movie night at
old city hall, "The Scarlet Pimpernel." See
article this page.

• Saturday, June 13, 11:00am-3:00pm: mckee
bridge day. See article page 8.
• Saturday, June 13, Noon-4:00pm: history
saturday at beekman house,
"Victorian Hobbies & Crafts." See ad page 11.
• Thursday, June 18, 6:00-8:00pm: book talks &
wine, South Stage Cellars. See article next page.
• Saturday, June 20, 9:00am-Noon: cemetery
marker cleaning & workshop,
Jacksonville Historic Cemetery. See article page 13.
• Saturday, June 20, 10:00am-3:00pm: hanley
farm artist day & craft fair.
See article page 38.
• Saturday, June 20, Noon, 1:30pm & 3:00pm:
beekman house living history,
"Time Travel to 1932!." See ad page 11.
• Sunday, June 21, 9:00am: ata PHOTOGRAPHY
HIKE TO HINKLE LAKE, meet at Applegate
Store. See article page 33.
• Friday-Sunday, June 26-28: southern
oregon lavender festival
See article and ad page 24.
• Saturday, July 4, Noon-3:00pm: mayor's
annual 4th of july picnic, Courthouse
Grounds. See article page 15.

• Saturday, June 13: food project pickup
day, in Jacksonville. See info on page 28.
• Saturday, June 13, 10:00-11:30am: history
saturday in the cemetery, Jacksonville
Historic Cemetery. See article page 13.

June Movie Night at Old City Hall

GoodBean Coffee!
June 1–30: Judy Ommen!

"They seek him here... they seek him there... those Frenchies seek him
is he in heaven... or is he in hell... that damned elusive Pimpernel."
Intrigued by the variety of designs in
Easily one of the most famous quotes in the English language, those
old coffee and tea pots over a period of
three years, Art Presence member Judy
words are spoken by The Scarlet Pimpernel in a tale so popular it
Ommen created the series of whimsical
continues to be resurrected at least once in every generation. The best
watercolor paintings we feature this
! of these versions continues to be Leslie Howard's 1934 film, The Scarlet
month. Perfect for the café…Enjoy!
Pimpernel. In this he is well supported by another great actor, Raymond
165 South Oregon Street ~ 541-899-8740!
Massey, as well as by Merle Oberon whose presence earned her stardom
South Stage Cellars!
and international acclaim. But it is Howard who carries the hour with
June 4–July 9: World
what may be the finest performance in his shortened career. The Scarlet
Travels by Pat Moore!
Pimpernel screens at Old City Hall on Friday, June 12th at 7:00pm.
The subjects of Pat Moore’s
photography span many
areas of interest, including
this collection of gorgeous
shots from his travels
around the world.
Doors of Mexico, Pat Moore
Meet the artist, enjoy fine wine and complimentary hors
d’oeuvres while listening to live music by T.J. Elton
during an artist reception on Sat., June 13, from 5-8 pm. !
125 South Third Street ~ 541-899-9120!
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Website & Art Event Calendar by
Hannah West Design, LLC ~ 541.899.2012

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 daily starting in June.
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Performing Arts in the Rogue Valley

Britt Floyd
6/4 8p Portland Cello Project – Bach, Brubeck & Beck concert presented by Britt ACE interns. BPG; Tix: BRITT
6/4 7:30p SOU Wind Ensemble – South of the Border.
6/6 12-4p Taste of Summer – Celebration of Summer
featuring live music, wine & more. Downtown
Jacksonville, FREE entry & music. Info: BRITT
6/7 3p SOU Chamber Choir & SOU Concert Choir –
Freedom Come: Music by African and African-American
Composers. SOUMRH; Tix: OCASOU
6/19 8p Rogue Valley Symphony – Summer Series
Concert I featuring Oboist Gabe Young performing
Marcello: Oboe Concerto in c minor & Donizetti: Andante
sostenuto; also Handel: Water Music & Albinoni: Adagio.
6/20 7:30p Brit Floyd: The World's Greatest Pink Floyd
Show – Spectacular concert & show. BP; Tix: BRITT
6/21 7p Smash Mouth / Toad the Wet Sprocket –
‘60s-influenced garage band. BP; Tix: BRITT
6/23 8p Chicago – legendary rock and roll band. BP; Tix:
6/24 7:30p Willie Nelson / Alison Krauss & Union
Station featuring Jerry Douglas – Concert pairing music
icon superstar and top female Grammy winner and her
band. BP; Tix: BRITT
6/25 7:30p American Band College – Flutes, Flautists &
Flourishes concert. CRATE; Tix: CRATE
Theater, Dance & Film
6/1-6/29 (Every day exc. Tues.) Cabaret – classic musical
set in 30’s Berlin decadence. OCT, Tix: OCT

6/2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 25 & 28 Antony and Cleopatra –
Shakespeare’s historical tragedy. OSFAET; Tix: OSF

LEGEND – Abbreviations for venues, tickets &

6/2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18-20, 24, 25, 27 & 28 Guys
and Dolls – hilarious musical classic from a Damon
Runyan story. OSFBMR; Tix: OSF

BP – Britt Festival’s Britt Pavilion, 350 First St.,

6/2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 17-20, 21, 23, 24 & 26 Pericles –
Shakespeare play. OSFTHO; Tix: OSF
6/2, 6, 9, 13, 19, 21, 23, & 28 Secret Love in Peach
Blossom Land – A contemporary delight of Chinese
drama. OSFBMR; Tix: OSF
6/3, 5, 10, 13, 17, 20, 23, 25, 26 & 30 Fingersmith – a wild
ride of a Victorian crime thriller. OSFBMR; Tix: OSF
6/3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 23, 26 & 30 Head Over Heels –
Elizabethan love story set to beat of ‘80s pop icons the
Go-Go’s. OSFAET; Tix: OSF
6/3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10-12, 14, 17, 18, 21, 24, 26, 27 & 30 Much
Ado About Nothing – Shakespeare play. OSFBMR; Tix:
6/4-6/14 Thu thru Sun – Spotlight on Elton John – Kurt
Bernhardt stars in tribute featuring music of the bestselling music artist. CAMELOT; Tix: CAMELOT
6/4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 24 & 25 The Count of Monte Cristo
– 19th-century adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ classic
tale of vengeance. OSFAET; Tix: OSF
6/4, 7, 11, 14, 16-18, 20, 24 & 25 Long Day’s Journey Into
Night – Eugene O’Neill’s ultimate American family
drama masterpiece. OSFTHO; Tix: OSF
6/12 6p Feast of Will – traditional celebration of
beginning of summer & opening of OSF’s OSFAET with
food & music. LP; Tix: OSF
6/13 6:30p “Swinging with Fusion” – 2015 Annual
Dance Showcase. CRATE; Tix: CRATE
6/20 7p Realtree and Hoyt Present FDFT5 Full Draw
Film Tour – exclusive line-up of short films on the
passion and pursuit of bowhunting. CRATE; Tix: CRATE
6/24-6/28 (8p exc. Sun 2p) Jesus Christ Superstar –
Andrew Lloyd Webber rock opera based on Gospels'
accounts of the last week of Jesus's life. CAMELOT; Tix:

June Book Talks & Wine at South Stage Cellars
This month, Book Talks and Wine
at South Stage Cellars takes place on
Thursday, June 18, from 6:00-8:00pm
at the Tasting Room at 125 South
Third Street. Local author and culinary
maven Tod Davies will read from her
book Jam Today Too.
Warm, conversational, and exquisitely
practical, Davies returns to the Jam Today
series with Jam Today Too to share new
recipes from her home kitchen—and
stories about her experiences cooking
for herself and her friends, family, and
pets—during the best and worst of
times. Whether she’s describing how
she set up her kitchen in an RV after a
flood, encouraging young feminists to
try cooking a baked potato, adapting
an M.F.K. Fisher recipe to create “the
world’s simplest hollandaise sauce,”
or singing the praises of her favorite
local food purveyors, her infectious
enthusiasm provides inspiration for
everyone from trained chefs to those

by Lee Greene

barely able to scramble an egg.
Tod Davies is the author of the
cookbook/memoir Jam Today series:
Jam Today Too: The Revolution Will
Not Be Catered and Jam Today: A Diary
of Cooking With What You've Got, as
well as The History of Arcadia series of
fairy tales from another world: Snotty
Saves the Day, Lily the Silent, and the
upcoming The Lizard Princess (November
2015, Exterminating Angel Press).
Unsurprisingly, her attitude toward
literature is the same as her attitude
toward cooking—it’s all about working
with what you have to find new ways of
looking and new ways of being. She lives
with her husband, the filmmaker Alex
Cox, and their two dogs Gray and Pearl,
in the alpine valley of Colestin, Oregon.
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.

BPG – Britt Festival’s Performance Garden, 350 First St.,
BRITT – Britt Festivals; info: or
call 541-773-6077 or 1-800-882-7488;
tickets: online or
box office at 216 W. Main St., Medford
CAMELOT- Camelot Theatre - 101 Talent Avenue, Talent;
tickets: 541-535-5250,
CRATE – Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Av., Medford;
tickets: 541-779-3000,
EVW – EdenVale Winery, 2310 Voorhies Rd, Medford,
OR 97501
LP – Lithia Park, Ashland
OCT – Oregon Cabaret Theater, 241 Hargadine Street,
Ashland; tickets: 541-488-2902,
OCASOU – Oregon Center for the Arts at SOU; info: http://, tickets: 541-552-6348,
OSF – Oregon Shakespeare Festival; tickets: 800-2198161,
OSFAET– OSF’s Allen Elizabethan Theatre, corner of E
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OSFBMR – OSF’s Angus Bowmer Theatre, 15 S. Pioneer
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OSFTHO – OSF’s Thomas Theatre, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland
RVS – Rogue Valley Symphony; tickets: 541-552-6398,
SOUMRH – SOU Music Recital Hall, Mountain Av.,
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June 2015

Jacksonville Review

Lavender is a ‘Blooming’ Business
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The Southern Oregon Lavender Trail
(SOLT) comprises four lavender farms
and a nursery in the Applegate Valley of
Southern Oregon between Jacksonville
and Grants Pass. We are local farmers
who are dedicated to growing quality
lavender, making handmade lavender
products, maintaining the Applegate
Valley’s agricultural heritage and
contributing to the region’s development
of a tourism industry.
This year, we are working harder
than ever to educate our visitors on the
importance of taking
care of our pollinators.
Most of us love the
smell of lavender and
the fact that it is such
a bee and butterflyfriendly plant which
has lead the members of
SOLT to encourage the
region’s gardeners to plant more of it.
Pansies, petunias and begonias are showy
and look lovely in the garden but they are
not as beneficial to our fragile pollinator
population. In general, old-fashioned
cottage garden perennials, like lavender, are
more environmentally friendly. And once
they are planted, they will last a long time.
To learn more about the many varieties
of lavender, how to grow and maintain
healthy plants, and how to create habitats
to support our bees and butterflies, be
sure to stop at the SOLT farms during the
summer flowering season (Fri-Sun, mid-

June to late August). For a special treat,
visit on June 26-27-28 when the SOLT
lavender destinations participate in the
Southern Oregon Lavender Festival.
Each venue offers various festivities
including food vendors, crafts, music,
home-crafted lavender products, potted
plants, face painting, pollinator education,
distillation demos, and of course, rows
and rows of beautiful lavender flowers to
stroll through. Find-out more by visiting
the Southern Oregon Lavender Trail
website or Facebook page.
This summer, think about habitat
requirements for the pollinators in your
garden. Butterflies and bees need shelter
and water so consider including rock piles
or trees with peeling bark and cavities,
patches of bare soil, standing deadwood.
A bird bath or a small pond can also help.
Including lavender in your garden
helps support our pollinators and
beneficial insects and means you can
grow beautiful healthy plants without
having to resort to chemicals. In our
modern world, urban areas will continue
to expand whether we like it or not…
let’s take advantage of this and turn
our cities into pollinator paradise
where honey bees, bumblebees, solitary
bees, butterflies and a myriad of other
creatures can thrive.
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When considering an extensive
landscape project, budget is always a
primary concern. The thought of hiring
a design professional can weigh heavily
when crunching the numbers. There are
multiple considerations when hiring
professional help, the most obvious is
hiring someone who’s a pro with an
expert skill level. Design specialists can
evaluate every landscape scenario, and
that may help you make better-informed
decisions as you plan and proceed
with your landscape project. Design
specialists incorporate specific software
tools that visually display the look
you are attempting to achieve while
providing a highly-functional landscape
plan. On paper, a well thought-out
landscape plan enables you to see each
step in the process of your landscape
dream becoming a reality. After this
phase, you’ll move on to the planning
and implementing of the plan, whether
in phases or all at once. Utilizing a

designer who understands building
codes and the proper permit filing
process may be reason enough to connect
with the right professional.
A landscape design specialist will be
well-versed in the multitude of flowering
plants and bushes, annuals, perennials,
shrubbery and trees that are appropriate
for your yard, water usage, soil quality,
lifestyle and aesthetic desires. If you want
a drought-tolerant yard, a professional
designer will formulate a landscape that
meets that requirement. Intensive projects
often include pavers, outdoor lighting,
water features, raised beds, retaining
walls, pergolas, hot tubs and more.
Whether seeking advice on a small, but
intricate project or a large-scale landscape
project with numerous custom features,
it is recommended that a landscape
designer be the first step along the way to
seeing your vision come to life.
Adam Haynes is a
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and the owner of Sage
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The Weed Wrangler

Your Grange Gardener by Kathleen Rieman

by Bob Budesa

So, what is it with Mulching?

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’m going to say it again—Puncture
Vine is a tap-rooted annual, with
small, 5-petaled yellow flowers, and
small, hairy opposite leaves. Its tendrils
can reach 10’ in length! It produces thorny
seeds, which when mature will split
into smaller segments.
The thorns dry to iron
hardness, and can be
transported in tires, feet,
shoes, etc.
Learn to recognize
this plant early since it
starts producing seeds
almost immediately
after germination.
Recognizing it and
killing it before seed
production is crucial
in gaining control.
The mid-vein on the
seedling leaves is a clear
indicator that you’re
dealing with the right
villain, and indicates
just the right time to get
ahead of the seed production curve.
Use the right tool at the right time.
At seedling stage, this plant can be
easily controlled by cutting the taproot,
spraying, burning, even pouring boiling
water on it! Once it starts producing
seeds, those methods no longer apply.
The only method for true control in seedproduction stage is to sever the taproot,
and bag the plant. Complete removal is
the only way to control the plant once
seeds are produced, and I’ve seen plants
as small as silver dollars producing seed.

If the plants you’re dealing with have
produced seed, don’t drive there! If and
when it’s safe, get the propane burner
out and scorch the area. Even if you
don’t kill the seeds, you’ll burn off the
spines, thereby removing its method of
Try this site—
ODA/PLANT/WEEDS/index.shtml. It’s
important to utilize all the tools at
our disposal. If you’re a more tactile
person, a book I’ve found quite useful
(great pictures) is Weeds of the West.
The city and county have many
priorities, so don’t be mistaken into
thinking that road
frontage abutting
your property
will be taken care
of by someone
else! Remember,
your property will
suffer from lack
of weed control
along roads
adjacent to your
property, and your property will lose
value, so take charge. The city and county
appreciate your help. Also remember, if
you use herbicides, read and follow the
label explicitly.
Questions? Please give me a call at 541-3262549, or write me at
Bob Budesa 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
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• It is best to weed the area first, so
you won’t have to use up your back
weeding again and again.
• Cover the root zone of the plants,
but do not pile mulching up against
the base or stem of your plants. You
will prevent rot from excessively wet
mulch, and the possibility of rodents
overwintering in the mulch and
damaging your plants.
• The Azalea, Heather, Blueberry family
(Ericacea) is special—these have
very wide and shallow roots, that
hate mulch around their stems. Keep
mulches about 4” away from the trunk
or stem, but cover the root zone with a
good layer of mulching at least a foot
out from the plant’s drip line.
My new mulching convert took
her tools to escape the heat of my
garden schoolroom, I reminded
her Grange Co-op’s garden centers
could help her calculate exactly how
much mulch she needed to save
water and time this season.
Grange Co-op, a locally-owned
cooperative founded in 1934, has grown
steadily over the last seven decades
to include seven retail stores, a grain
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wood waste. As it breaks down, it
really does enhance the condition of
the soil. I love this stuff!
• Shasta Soil Conditioner, available in
a 3 cu. ft. bag, is an attractive blackbrown, with the consistency and
appearance of coarse coffee grounds,
and is comprised of bark fines. It
has been treated with Nitrogen to
compensate for the nutrient drain on
the soil as the bark fines break down.
She continued with questions about
“how to do it.” I let her know that
Mulching is really quite simple in
application—with only a couple of
absolutes to remember:
• The best time to mulch is right after
planting. Established plantings
benefit from spring mulching, and
for winter mulching—wait ‘til frosts
have started.



“So, tell me, what is it with mulching?” a
good gardening friend asked me recently,
as we were planting a second crop of
salad greens in the 85° that had given us
an early May, Rogue Valley warm up.
“Every garden article I read, every
nursery I shop at, and you tell me it is
the way to keep our gardens alive and
healthy, use less time gardening and
conserve water.”
“Yup—that is all true. The benefits
definitely outweigh any effort required
and make mulching eminently
worthwhile. In more than 4 decades
of gardening, I have become a true
believer,” I answered, as we headed to the
shade to discuss the matter further.
I launched into a list of mulching
• It prevents evaporation of water
from the soil. Plants are healthier
when they don’t dry excessively
between irrigations.
• Mulching reduces weatherinduced stress to garden plants
by maintaining a more even
soil temperature—cooler in the
summertime and warmer in the
• It prevents germination of weed
seeds, if your mulch is free of
weeds and is laid down deeply
enough. It will also impede some
existing weeds—but it’s best to
lay mulching over an area free of
weeds to start with.
• Mulching helps to control soil
erosion and stops soil diseases from
splashing onto plants.
• Mulching helps to maintain better
soil structure and aeration by
preventing compaction. It also can
improve soil structure as it decays,
adds nutrients to the soil and actually
becomes part of the topsoil.
• The use of mulches results in garden
plants with more robust root systems
because additional roots will grow in
the mulch around the plants.
• Mulching soil around garden plants
minimizes crusting of heavy soils
found in most of the Rogue Valley.
Preventing soil crusting aids water
absorption and aeration,
resulting in less need for
cultivation in the garden.
“Okay,” said my friend, but what
do I need to get started with this
“Well—here’s the great
news about mulching,” I told
her, “Mulches can be almost
anything!” However, it is true I
have worked for Grange Coop for several decades, and I
have some definite favorites in
bagged mulches.
• One of my favorites is Gardner &
Bloome Soil Building Compost that
comes in a 3cu. ft. bag. This product
is based upon composted, shredded


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The Literary Gardender

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agree that patience is becoming a
lost art in our hectic, fast-food, fasteverything lives where value is often
measured by how quickly we can get the
things we want, rather than the quality of
those things once acquired.
For gardeners, waiting three months
to bite into a juicy, vine-ripened tomato
is certainly an exercise in delayed
gratification, albeit somewhat offset by
that wonderfully-earthy growing-tomato
smell. But perhaps the ultimate display
of gardening patience is pinching off the
first flowers and buds from vegetable and
ornamental plants. Certainly, it takes a
leap of faith to do away with new growth;
however, there
are times when
doing so will help
strengthen the
plant, increase
flower and fruit
production, and
lengthen the
blooming period
for flowers.
For tomato and
pepper starts, it’s a good idea to pinch
off early flowers before transplanting
them into the garden bed and for the
first couple of weeks afterward. This will
enable the plants to focus their energy on
first recovering from transplant shock,
and then building their root systems and
protective foliage. Use your thumb and
forefinger to pinch off the pedicel, or
small stem, which connects the flower
to the larger, or main, stem. Also for
pepper plants that are about 8 inches tall,
pinching back the apical meristem, or
growing tip, will stimulate side growth.
This will lead to more branching, more
flowers, and more peppers.
Tomato plants also benefit from light
pruning on mild days before flowering
begins. Remove suckers appearing at the
point where a leaf connects to the stem to
allow more air circulation and sunlight
to reach the interior. Once flowering
begins, pinching off some of the blossoms
prevents overcrowding and allows the
plant to use its energy to develop bigger,
healthier tomatoes. At the end of the

growing season, pinching off the flowers
will direct the plant to concentrate its
energy on maturing the remaining fruit.
Many ornamentals also perform better
when the dominant bud is removed.
Pinching back chrysanthemums and dahlias,
for example, keeps the plants compact
by increasing outward branching, which
produces more abundant flowers. Other
annuals and perennials that respond well
to pinching back main stems during the
rapid growth stage before flowering include:
petunias, snapdragons, asters, bee balm,
phlox, yarrow, Russian sage, and veronica.
Gardeners can stagger and extend
blooming by pinching back some apical
stems, which will
delay flowering for
about two weeks,
while leaving
Don’t pinch
back ornamental
plants that have
a single, terminal
flower spike and
those with leaves
that grow in a low rosette rather than on
a long stem. These include: columbine,
astilbe, delphinium, daylily, coral bells,
hosta, iris, foxglove, and dianthus.
Pinching off becomes easier with
practice. Most of the time, patience will
pay off with a healthier, more productive
garden. Of course, there have been plenty
of times when I’ve pinched back a plant
that I probably shouldn’t have. Those are
the times I remind myself of other words
of wisdom offered by author May Sarton:
“A garden is always a series of losses set
against a few triumphs, like life itself.”
Jackson County Master Gardeners
offer Saturday and evening classes on a
variety of gardening topics. Coming up
in June: In Love with Lavender, The Birds
and the Bees: Attracting Pollinators, and
Year-Round Color for the Rogue Valley.
For class details, check the JCMGA website at
Rhonda Nowak is a Jackson County Master
Gardener and teaches English Composition
at RCC. Reach her at www.literarygardener.

June 2015

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Making Your House Your Home

by Carmen Whitlock, Eléglance Home Decor


Coloring Your House to Make it Your Home - Part I


pring and summer seasons bring
many warm, bright and vivid
colors to the clothes we wear and
the landscape we enjoy seeing. So why
not bring it into our homes, as well?
“Pantone” publishes a “color of the
year” and this year it is a beautiful color
called “Marsala.” If asked to describe it,
one would say it is a pinky—purple—
rusty red. Last year the color chosen was
Emerald green. Both of these colors are
intense, warm colors that can add
a dramatic, full-bodied accent
when used in an indoor or
outdoor setting. What
is your happy color?
Whether you choose to
go with earthly hues,
shimmery tones, a
more tropical look or
with bold colors from
around the world,
we can help bring the
color home. Today, we
are seeing brighter colors
being used—look for them
while watching the 2016
summer Olympics from Rio De
Janeiro in a couple of months.
The color wheel was invented by Sir
Isaac Newton and allows us to view colors
as they relate to each other. There are only
3 primary colors: red, blue and yellow. By
mixing these 3 colors we come up with
secondary colors such as purple, green and
orange. With further mixing, we develop
what are called tertiary colors that would
be named red /violet or blue/green, etc.
Color and hue actually mean the
same thing although these words are
often confused, even by professionals,
as meaning something different. If you
tint a color or hue, you lighten it, as is a
pastel. If you create a different “shade” of
a color, you darken it with black. Toned
color is when you actually lighten and
darken it, so in effect you are adding
grey to the color. Complimentary colors

which are opposite each other on the
color wheel always work well together.
A monochromatic color scheme is when
one color is used in varying shades of
itself. Analogous colors are next to each
other on the color wheel and a triad color
scheme is the use of colors that are in a
triangular shape on the color wheel.
How do you decide what color(s) to
use in your own home? Even though
Pantone releases a new color of the year,
that doesn’t mean you should
redo your house annually
and use that color. You
may not even like
that color! Use the
internet or watch
HGTV shows or
thumb through
magazines of
homes and take
screen shots
or mark the
pages of rooms
that appeal to
you. Study these
by yourself or with
an interior designer
to see what it is that you
like about the photo. Incorporate
the colors from these rooms into your
own home by following some of the
guidelines above. Remember, you
don’t have to do a complete makeover
to achieve a new look. Paint is fairly
inexpensive and easy to change-out, so
start with an accent wall that matches or
coordinates with a couple of new throw
pillows to bring new
life into your room.
Carmen Whitlock,
owner of Eleglance
Home Décor in
Jacksonville has been
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Students to Learn the ABC’s of Gardening
Starting in June, students at
help control weeds. In the near future,
Jacksonville Elementary School will be
Miller explained that drip irrigation
getting their hands dirty while learning
will be installed along with landscape
about growing vegetables. JVE Principal
supplies and services donated by Adam
Joe Frazier credits the amazing team of
and Jessica Haynes of Sage Landscape
and parentwho have
volunteers for
two children
making the new
attending the
project a reality.
Parentthe garden
program is
Karen Porschet
Miller, who is
to serve
heading-up the
first and
garden project
second grade
partnered with
students. In
the Jacksonville/
the future,
Miller expects
Karen Porschet Miller and JVE Principal Joe Frazier
Rotary Club
JVE science
to get the project off the ground. The
and math students in the higher grade
project has already received donations
levels to become involved in the program,
and offers of assistance from community
namely in studying garden-related topics
groups including the Jacksonville Garden
such as composting, water conservation
Club, Interact Club, Boy Scout Troop
and rain catchment.
17, Oregon State Extension Service, the
During the first week of June, which
Master Gardeners and more.
also marks the last week of school, the
Located in a flat, fenced-off section
garden boxes will be constructed and
on the west side of the school grounds,
then planted with chard, peas, carrots,
the first phase of the school-garden will
radishes, zucchini and marigolds. Over
include 4 raised beds, each measuring
the summer, the garden club started
10’x4’. Funds to purchase the first
at the school will tend the beds. When
garden beds were donated by Miller’s
students return to school this fall, they
husband, Rex Miller, DMD who has
will get a hands-on lesson on harvesting
been a dentist in Jacksonville for over 22
and replanting.
years. They have a son who is a student
Miller notes that the newly-formed
at JVE. Other donations including a
Jacksonville Elementary Garden Club is
load of wood chips donated by Bartlett
seeking community volunteers of all ages
Tree Service and cardboard donated
to work side-by-side with the students.
by West Coast Appliance will serve to
Interested volunteers should contact her
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Speaking of Antiquing with

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June 2015

Jacksonville Review

Soul Matters by Kate Ingram, M.A.

Vintage Clothing Back in Fashion
at Pickety Place

hate to tell you, but your '80s clothes
are now considered “vintage.”
I have not yet heard a word
to describe the '80s clothes as a genre.
The '70s boasted retro hippies left-over
from the '60s, stylish Hip-looking funky
bellbottomed professionals letting their
hair get longer; mom’s in station wagons
wearing gauzy dresses with long hair
piled on top their heads, kids with kneehigh gym socks and short shorts. The
'60s brought hippies and surfers with
it, greasers in denim and leather, and
“soches” in slacks and Madras; girls in
brightly-colored mini and maxi skirts. The
'50s had bobby-soxers, hoods, and every
day people wearing slacks, pedal pushers,
wingtips and penny loafers.
With the '80s came the embellished
jump suits, low waists, bold plaid, lots of
denim, large bows, shoulder pads, and

yes, even simple elegance. It included
stylish men in denim, wide ties, 6 buttonlong waist suit coats, with ¾ length
sleeves or rolled-up suit sleeves, polo
shirts, abstract geometric shirts, faux
leather jackets, brightly-colored pullover
sweaters, baseball caps, and thin-laced
oxfords, as well as the ever popular
Converse tennis shoe. Who can forget the
very puffy down vests and statementmaking moonboots?
Some made it out of the '80s and into
the '90s without too much drama. In
the midst of all the polyester and rayon

there was always beloved cotton, “the
fabric of our lives.” The '90s had its own
faux pas, but for the most part it was
“anything goes.”
While each decade dictated the length
of our hems, the height of our waistline,
the taper of our jeans, and the style of
our hair, there was always one common
factor: Denim. Denim pants, denim
skirts, denim jackets, denim shorts,
denim shirts. Pair denim with flannel
and each decade would be tied together.
Someone said to me this winter that
flannel was back in style. Honestly, I was
not aware that it was out of style. Here
in Southern Oregon I don’t know anyone
who does not wear flannel or denim, an
Oregon fashion statement.
At Pickety Place we have a small
Vintage Clothes section. Browse through
it and you will find some leather and
faux leather vests
and jackets, sixtiesera cotton and
lace “hippie style”
wedding dresses,
Jessica McClintock
Gunne Sax dresses,
retro lace pant suits,
wool jackets, quilted
hostess skirts and
dresses, velvet coats,
beaded evening
dresses, prom
dresses, vintage
Hawaiian dresses
and shirts, fur capes
and stoles, old
denim jackets… just to name a few.
It is quite the rage these days to have
era-themed parties and dances. At Pickety
Place I am sure we can help you find
something for a prom, wedding, or a
backyard pool party.
We also have vintage accessories such
as handbags, shoes, leather boots, hats,
bow ties, gloves, long ties, belts, and
many silk and poly scarves.
Dressing-up, or costuming, is not just
for Halloween anymore.
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Time Flies
In the time of your life, live — so that in that good time there shall be no ugliness or
death for yourself or for any life your life touches. ~William Saroyan
“Time sure does fly, doesn’t it?”
That’s what the vet said as he was
preparing to help end the suffering of
our Black Lab, Mia. It’s what a client said
later that same week. It’s what I think just
about every day. Time is flying faster and
faster. There must
be something about
picking up speed
once you go over the
metaphorical hill.
In the space of
three weeks I’ve
lost a good friend,
a wonderful client,
and a sweet dog—
one, two, three.
I’ve been crying a lot, but all the loss has
been bittersweet. Those losses, combined
with yet another birthday, have served
as a mirror, held up close, showing me
where I’ve grown and where I’m still a
bit off-track. It’s a mirror that challenges
the denial and procrastination, a mirror
that reflects the aging body, a mirror that
whispers, “Tempus fugit. Carpe diem.”
Part of the bittersweetness of these
losses was the realization that death
doesn’t frighten me anymore. I know that
we all shed “this mortal coil” and that our
souls live on. I don’t believe this, I know
this. So being close to death is not difficult
for me: it feels sacred and numinous to
bear witness to those who stand at the
cusp between the worlds.
Still, I am human, and my human self
that holds deep affection for these friends
is mourning their departure, grieving that
I do not get to be with them anymore.
Our dog had been suffering for a long
time and I thought I was prepared for her
death, but I was wrong. As ready as you
think you are, grief cannot fully express
itself until the person or animal or ability
is actually gone. My client’s departure
was likewise anticipated; my friend went

suddenly. I grieve them all and I feel the
gust of time blowing across and past me.
Death is part of life, the part that
reminds us that the coach turns into
a pumpkin at midnight, to enjoy the
party but be ready to return. Death is
what makes life
so very precious;
without it, we would
not appreciate this
amazing, ephemeral
experience. It’s a
cozy deceit not to
think about death,
but as time jumps
on the zipline and
whizzes across the
years of your life, it becomes increasingly
imperative to really get a handle on
what’s important, what you’re doing
with your days. It’s important to go over
the mental list of things you intend to
say to the people you love and actually
start crossing them off. “I’m sorry. Please
forgive me. I forgive you. You are the
most important person in the world to
me. Thank you. I love you.” That stuff.
My brave client wondered aloud in one
of our sessions a few months back about
what he called “the last good day.” One
never knows when the last good day will
be: the last day you were able to ride your
bike, the last day you could jump in the
car and go out by yourself, the last day
you breathed easily, or felt no pain. You
can never know when that last good day
was until you can no longer breathe, or
walk, or rid yourself of the pain.
Death gifts us with these reminders:
Love fiercely. Eat life in big bites. Don’t
wait until the last, good day to embrace
your beautiful, fleeting life.
KATE INGRAM, M.A., is a therapist,
soul coach and writer. This column is
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News from Jacksonville Elementary School
End of School Year Wrap-Up
In May, the Jacksonville Elementary
celebrated its young authors with the
fifth annual Writers' Festival. With the
leadership of Amy Kranenburg, the
Jacksonville Elementary Publishing
House created the school's 2014-2015
Student Anthology, which included
writing from each student. The evening
of May 7, students heard
from two-time Caldecott
Honor Medalist, Marla
Frazee about her creative
process and inspiration.
Then, fifteen writing
enthusiasts led the
children in a celebratory
discussion of the
children's own writing.
Our thanks to our writing mentors:
Jessica Cabalo, Vivian Johnson, Marion
Denard, Louise Rouse, Andy Kranenburg,
Larry Butler, Kathryn Flynn, Cheryl von
Tress, Rebecca Williams, Sue McCandless,
Emily Johnson, Monica Davis, Kathie
Olsen, Ryan Bernard, Hal Wing, Austin
Nachbur, Steve Carlson, Mary Ann
Carlson, Terry Erdmann and Danny
Stark. Our thanks to Amy Kranenburg,
the dedicated visionary for the Writers’
Festival, as well as Jaci Jones for working
her logistical magic with the many details
this event entails. Thank you also to
the community partners who support
this fantastic event: Southern Oregon
Orthopedics, Pronto Print, Jacksonville
Inn and St. Mary’s School.
Jacksonville Elementary's 27th-Annual
Musical kicked-off the summer season
once again on the Britt Hill. Students

from the fourth, fifth and sixth grades
presented The Little Mermaid to the
community and to many children from
area schools. The revenue from this
year's production will support next year's
musical. Thank you to Wendi Stanek
for her leadership and Sandy Metwally
for her costume expertise. Thank you
also to Kathy Yoeman,
Tom Espinosa, Jennifer
Dollarhide, Twinkle
Fitzgerald, Stacy Branan,
Eva Akiyama, Alaya
Metwally, Karic Roberge,
Klee Rose, Alyson Fowler
and Mr. Stanek. Our
appreciation goes also to
Britt Festivals for their ongoing support of
this wonderful community tradition.
As Jacksonville Elementary brings
its school year to a close, we would
like to thank outgoing PTO President
Alyson Fowler, Treasurer Jessica Prins
and Secretary Molly Nyberg for their
dedicated service to the school and their
heart for kids. Alyson Fowler would also
like to extend a big thank you to our
principle, Mr. Joe Frazier. Alyson says,
“It's been a great year and I know I speak
for the entire PTO when I say I hope we
have many more years with him.”
We also extend a heartfelt thank you
to Melanie Scofield, the incoming PTO
President. We look forward to a great
year with her leadership! Our Jacksonville
Pioneers are, as always, grateful for the
teachers, staff, and parent volunteers who
make Jacksonville Elementary such a
special place.

June 2015

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A Cup of Conversation
by Michael Kell



ary recently
I update
the profile photo
on this column. I asked her why and
she said the image didn't really look like
me anymore. I'm trying not to read too
much into that but image and perception
are primarily manipulated by what we
see and therefore believe. This reveals
how vulnerable we are in a digital
culture. It’s too easy to be fooled in a
photoshop world. Is this why we're all a
little neurotic about having our picture
taken? The camera lies and tells the truth,
making us very insecure in a society that
worships youth and beauty.
Our daughter lives in a selfiegeneration. I'm sure the fact she can't take
a bad pic adds to this obsession but how
does that explain the self-snapping massneurosis? A recent article in a major news
journal coined our generation the Age of
Narcissism. The mythological Narcissus
was so enamored by his own reflection,
he drowned in the pool of water giving
him so much love. Let’s teach our kids
more Greek mythology but, please, not
at the expense of non-revisionist history.
Knowing the
truth, good
and bad,
of where
we’ve been
is critical to
where we're
was too
selfies to
care and
look what
happened to him.
Three-thousand years ago, the wisest
man on earth said there is nothing new
under the sun and what has been is
sure to be repeated. Solomon was an
ancient king and the son of David. When
Solomon was of age to rule, God spoke
to Solomon in a dream and offered him
anything he desired. A young Solomon
asked for the wisdom to rule his people
righteously. God said because he chose
rightly and did not ask for long life,
wealth or death of his enemies that
Solomon would receive honor, wealth
and long life in addition to wisdom.
Some scholars estimate Solomon’s wealth
to have been around a trillion dollars
in today’s money. Solomon’s gift of

wisdom was so prolific, heads of state
from the known world would pilgrimage
to Israel bringing incalculable treasure
to honor the king, sit at his feet and
gain insight from his wisdom. Solomon
spent his later years recording this
wisdom known as the Book of Proverbs
and Ecclesiastes. The irony is Solomon
lived years miserable and disillusioned
probably because he didn’t listen to God
when taking hundreds of wives and
concubines, all demanding a piece of
him. That’s hard to imagine…
Solomon could afford to gorge on
pleasure, leisure and power because he
never knew war in his reign as king.
The wisest and wealthiest man to ever
live didn’t practice the wisdom he
preached and never found contentment
in possessions, position, or peace. I
think Solomon is the ultimate picture
of man left to his own end. Solomon
eventually came back to acknowledge
the simple truth of things and make
right with his patient God.
We’re all prone to error like Narcissus
and Solomon. It’s interesting to note that
for sixty years our generation, the most
indulgent, wealthiest and powerful in
history, had
not known
war on our
homeland soil,
not until 9/11.
What has been
is sure to be
We're well
past the point
of no return in
this age of selfabsorption.
science, art, entertainment, commerce
and mass-marketed spirituality are
all infected. Only when the bonfire of
vanities burns down the idols built in our
own image can we see clearly enough
to learn from
a trul
y special
Babylonians, Medo-Persians, Romans and
the greater than the son of David already
taught us this lesson. I guess we simply
forgot about the vain fool Narcissus…
and I neglected to change out my tooyoungish profile pic on this month’s
column. There (really) is nothing new
under the sun.
Check out Michael’s blog @ www.wordperk.
com for more articles on small town living
and real life reflections.

Kiwanis Honors Student of the Month for April
Jahan Kahusi, a senior at South
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Student of the Month for April by the
Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville. His parents
are Tom and Karen Kahusi of Medford.
Jahan not only carries a 4.0 grade
point average, but is the Student Body
President this year.
His classes have included two years
of Honors English, AP Composition and
Literature, Physics, Honors Biology,
Honors Physical Science, Psychology,
and Honors World Studies and
American History.
He has been very active in sports,
participating in JV Golf and all four
years in Football. Besides his duties as
President he has served this year as a Britt
intern in the marketing department.
He will be attending Oregon State
University in the fall with his planned
major still open.
His mother, who is very hardworking
and passionate about being the best she
can be, has been an exemplary role model
for him, and has helped him set goals to
be successful in any realm he chooses.
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hether you are a
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Each year, power lawn trimmers alone cause more
then 1,500 eye injuries. Tree or bush branches can cause
painful scratches to the eye, and burns or eye irritations
caused by fertilizers and weed killers can also occur. The
AOA offers this advice to help prevent eye injuries in the
home garden environment:
✓✓Wear wrap-around safety goggles made of
polycarbonate—the strongest lens material available.
You can find these at most hardware and department
stores. Look for the label that says the goggles meet
the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
Z87.1 standard.
✓✓Don’t rely on ordinary prescription glasses for eye
safety. Although they are impact-resistant, they are
not safety eyewear. In addition, chemical or spray
dust can get around the sides easily and into the eyes.
✓✓Wear sunglasses that block 99-100% of the sun’s
UVA and UVB ultraviolet radiation and screen out
75 to 90 percent of light. Prolonged exposure to
ultraviolet light over time can cause cataracts and
may contribute to age-related macular degeneration,
which are potentially blinding. Wide-brimmed
caps and hats can only eliminate about 50% of UV
radiation from reaching the eyes.
✓✓Additional tips for picking out sunglasses: If you can
see your eyes through the lenses, the glasses are not

dark enough. Look for a gray tint lens, which causes
the least distortion of colors.
✓✓Cover the sharp tips of bamboo or metal stakes (often
used for tomato or climbing plants) with plastic wire
nuts to prevent an accidental puncture wound.
If eye injury occurs, apply these emergency care
procedures and then seek treatment immediately from
an eye care professional or at a hospital emergency room:
• For chemical splashes such as battery acid or paint
thinner, flood the eye non-stop with clean water for
15 minutes to dilute or remove the chemical. For
alkaline burns (such as lime, lye, ammonia, plaster
of Paris, or fireworks powder), irrigate the eye for 30
minutes. After thoroughly washing out the eye, seek
medical treatment as soon as possible.
• For blows to the eye from a blunt object, lightly
apply a cold compress; do not attempt to wash, rub
or apply pressure, even to stop blood flow.
• For penetrating injuries, bandage lightly.
• If an object is stuck in the eye, leave it there and seek
• For foreign material in the eye, do not rub. Lift the
upper eyelid outward and pull it down over the
lower lashes. This will cause tears, which can flush
the foreign matter out. If not, seek treatment.
Last but not least, remember to have an eye
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“There are several apps I encourage my patients to
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Smart phones may have kick-started
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Joyfull Living by Louise Lavergne

Joie de Vivre


love this expression. I have to
the age of 116. Also the fact that she
admit I have a penchant for those
didn’t have the stress of jobs and had a
expressions in my mother tongue,
fairly leisured and active lifestyle that
French. This one touches on a subject
included tennis, cycling, swimming,
close to my heart: Joy. Reconnecting
roller-skating, piano, and opera did
people with their inner joy is my
contribute to her long life.
passion and my life’s work.
But, she also suffered some hardships.
Besides making your life more
Her only daughter Yvonne died of
enjoyable, Joy is a powerful immune
pneumonia a day shy of her 36th
booster. It is also the fountain of youth.
birthday. Jeanne then raised her grandson
Recently I was speaking at the first
who became a doctor but lost him at
Longevity Summit in the
the age of 36
Rogue Valley. My friend
when he died in
and colleague Dr. Robin
a car accident.
Miller was also a speaker
She outlived her
and she reminded me
husband who died
about the oldest person
at the age of 73 of
to have lived to this
food poisoning.
date. A French woman
By the time she
from Arles, France
was 90 she had
named Jeanne Louise
no living relatives
Calment who lived to
but her social
be 122 years old. Dr.
circle of friends
Miller did mention
stayed constant.
healthy diet and stressed
She didn’t live
the importance of not
attached to the
smoking, but her main
pain of the past.
message echoed mine:
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anything about a
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by pointing out the fact
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”Always keep your smile. That’s how I
Jeanne’s long life was
she told reporters.
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not so much about her
Jeanne also
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attributed her long
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In the end it’s not so much the number
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with piles of bills, health insurance
letters and bank statements—all
unopened. At first, these behaviors
seemed a bit out of the ordinary, but
now you are beginning to wonder if
something is shifting in your senior
loved ones’ health and daily care needs.
The warning signs of when aging
affects a family member may be gradual
at first, but can quickly cause larger
challenges. If you bring up the subject to
your older adult, he or she may just brush
off the topic by stating, “I’m fine. There
is no need to worry.” Recognizing true
limitations of aging is not always clearcut, but it may be time to seek outside
help if you notice these differences in
older adults:
• Atypical behavior, such as increased
agitation, speaking loudly or little
talking at all
• Communication and relationship
changes with family and friends
• Disengagement from social
• Neglect of personal care
• Poor nutrition, or weight loss or gain
• Forgetfulness evidenced by
unwashed laundry, scorched or dirty
cookware, or piles of unopened mail
• Missing important appointments and
• Financial mismanagement, such as
unusual purchases or unpaid bills
• Spoiled food that accumulates in the
home and is not tossed out
• Noticeable smell of urine or feces in
the home
• A growing collection of nicks and
dents in the car
• Confusion and uncertainty with
accomplishing regular tasks
• Difficulties with balance, walking or
To help you better understand your
loved one’s limitations and whether it’s
time to enlist the help of a professional
caregiver, it’s important to know where
to start and how to navigate the questions
and concerns.
More than 16 percent of the American
population is caring for someone aged 50
years or older, and almost three-fourths
of adult caregivers rely on assistance from
family members, friends or neighbors.
No one family caregiver can do it all. As
your older loved one’s condition begins

to flux, here are suggestions for helping
you move from guarded concern to
appropriate action:
• Document changes you notice in
your senior loved one. Are there
specific tasks he/she can no longer
perform? Is your loved one confused
about medication dosages, or does
he/she let prescriptions expire or
not fill them at all? Accompany your
senior to doctor appointments so you
can hear the medical information
firsthand and speak directly with
your loved one’s physician.
• Involve siblings and significant
decision-makers. It is important
to share the facts of your loved
one’s care needs with your siblings
and your elder’s medical and legal
power of attorney representatives. If
relationship tensions of self-interests
exist, now is the time to put these
differences aside and focus on what’s
best for your aging senior.
• Plan for a direct, yet loving
conversation with your older loved
one. Think about what your family
hopes to accomplish through your
dialogue with your senior. Appoint
someone to lead the conversation.
Use open-ended questions. Be
sensitive to not overwhelm or
ambush your aging loved one. Listen
without judging or doling out advice.
• Stay flexible on next steps. Your
family may need continued
conversations over time to determine
the best care for your senior. The time
in-between will allow for gathering
additional resources or delegating
care responsibilities.
While it can be troubling to see
forgetfulness, lapsed hygiene and other
signs of aging affect your older loved
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Profiles - Cont'd. from Pg. 11
And so he set sail. However, the
vessel was becalmed on the way and
seven weeks elapsed before Beekman
arrived at San Francisco, eager and
fearless, but with just enough money for
a day’s board and lodging.
Next month: The Beginnings of a
Business Empire.

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June 2015

“Cystic Fibrosis” – Words No Parent Wants to Hear


Page 33
by Nicole Nichol

n July 5th, 1994, Chandler
Rayne Husband was born
weighing 7 pounds, 14
ounces—she was every mother’s dream
with 10 fingers, 10 toes, pink, plump
and beautiful. The doctors gave baby
Chandler a clean slate of health and sent
her home showing no signs of concern.
The next three months were the most
frightening days of the Husband family
lives. Within 24 hours of her birth,
Chandler showed textbook symptoms
of having CF.
Chandler’s mother,
Nicole, a 25 year-old
who was unfamiliar
with the genetic
diseases, was
unaware of anyone
in her family having
lung complications
and never suspected
Cystic Fibrosis.
first signs of
Cystic Fibrosis
included salty
skin, immediate
temperature drops, approximately 13
stools a day and an inability to digest
breast milk, failure to thrive, gain
or grow, pale/grayish skin coloring,
weakness and inability to hold her head
up by three months and a small cough.
At one-month-old, Chandler’s
doctors informed the parents that her
neurological system was not developing,
and she’d be wheelchair-ridden for the
rest of her life. Upon hearing this horrific
diagnosis, they immediately drove 2 ½
hours to the Seattle University Children’s
Hospital and sought a second opinion.
The Neurologist explained that Chandler
had a high metabolism and had NO signs
of neurological problems. Simultaneously,
an intern suggested Chandler take a CF
sweat chloride test. Unfortunately, the
Neurologist insisted that it was a waste of
money, and that Chandler was far from
being a CF baby.
Over the next two months, the family
lived in a fog. Losing confidence with
local physicians, and feeling incredibly
frustrated, they decided to take Chandler
to Canada. By this time, Chandler
had quit producing white blood cells
and was extremely anemic, bloated,
weak, and failed to thrive. Her mother
remembers when the doctor sat her down
and explained the diagnosis of “Cystic
Fibrosis.” Though the words rang in
her ears, cycled through her mind, she

could not say them out loud. Hearing
the words Cystic Fibrosis and being told
her daughter’s life would be shortened
to possibly as young as school age was
an unexplainable fear that the parents
couldn't fathom.
Chandler’s mother, Nicole, shares
a small part of the CF story in hopes
of bringing awareness to the disease.
Chandler was one of the fortunate
ones, and is now a beautiful, fun-loving
20-year-old who has hope for the future.
Her journey has
been tough and
will continue to
be challenging.
But as her doctors
say, “Think of
it as running a
marathon—there are
days you’ll want to
give up, but don’t
stop. Never give up!”
CF patients
require extensive
medications and
lung treatments, as
well as nutrition to support pancreatic
and digestive issues. There are new
treatments coming down the pipeline
including a new drug, “Kalydeco,”
which is helping improve lung function.
Stronger antibiotics coming-out within
the next couple years to fight off staff and
stubborn bacteria within CF patients’
lungs is also part of the hope for a better
future. Added to the hope quotient,
approximately 96 different clinical trials
are in-progress at this moment on new
treatments for Cystic Fibrosis.
Through the diligence and hard
work of the CF Foundation, patient life
expectancy is increasing. Ten years ago,
life expectancy was around 18, today it
is 35 and increasing. With exciting new
therapies to help children live longer,
there is still no cure, though. Today,
30,000 children and families in the United
States are affected by Cystic Fibrosis with
another 70,000 world-wide.
With your help, the Husband/
Nichol family hopes to raise $4,000
in the Jacksonville area. Please join
the Jacksonville Review in supporting
Chandler, Nicole, Brandon, Jesse and
Colton reach their goal by making a
donation today. To donate online, go to
Editor's note: The Husband/Nichol family
was featured on the cover of our April 2015
hiking issue.

Trail Talk

by Tony Hess, Gary Sprague & Bob Budesa
Our Trails – So Much More Than
a Place to Hike!


he Woodlands
and Forest
Park are part
of the city parks
system and provide venues for more
experiences than just trails to hike. Both
parks are rich displays of Jacksonville’s
history. The Woodlands showcases the
start of the gold mining that led to the
city’s birth in the 1850s. Brick factories
sprang up along Jackson Creek to provide
the bricks for today’s historic downtown
buildings. The miners quickly moved up
the canyons of the Forest Park, blasting
the hillsides with their water cannons
to wash the gold into their sluice boxes.
One hundred years ago, the city drew
their drinking
water from the
creeks in the
Forest Park,
by water
from a tunnel
driven into
the mountain.
Today that
tunnel produces
the same high
quality water
and discharges
it into Cantrall
and Jackson Creek all year-long.
These streams all come together as
Jackson Creek which traverses the city.
The quality of this water is the city’s
responsibility, and volunteer groups
along with the city crews have done
several important and effective land
restoration projects in the Forest Park
over the last several years. These projects
have reduced sediment in the streams to
provide much cleaner water in Jackson
Creek. Recreation-wise, both parks are
increasingly the venues for trail running

races. The Firehouse Run in July in the
Woodlands has been going for several
years, and the Forest Park Run was just
done for the second time in May. Both of
these races are 5k and 10k races, and each
race attracts around 100 runners of all
ages. The races are organized by members
of the Southern Oregon Runners club,
the premier running club of Southern
Oregon. The club has 40 races scheduled
in 2015, and Jacksonville gets to have
the benefit of two of them. Jacksonville
is known not only for its history, but
increasingly for its healthy living style,
which attracts young families to come and
live in our unique town. In this climate,
outdoor activities can go on year-round,
including on the
trails systems.
Thus within a
mile of the city,
parents can take
their children out
for walks along
streams and in
shady canyons,
treating them
for that new
childhood disease
called Nature
Deficit Disorder,
caused by too much time indoors. One
of the best kept secrets about both the
Woodlands and the Forest Park is how
little it costs the city to own and maintain
these unique treasures. The Woodlands is
supported by the Jacksonville Woodlands
Association, and the Forest Park by the
Forest Park Volunteers. Regardless, the
trail systems require very little annual
maintenance. All the trails have been built
to rigid standards for sustainability, and
then need only occasional weed eating or
noxious weed removal.

ATA Photography Hike to Hinkle Lake is June 21

June: The Beginning of Summer
by Ashleigh Scheuneman
June means the beginning of summer.
The warm sun, pools, vacations, and the
best piece of it all, NO SCHOOL! Summer
is the glorious time of year when kids are
free! No homework, no assignments due
at the end of the week, just fun! For my
summer, my cousins, my sisters and I go
up to Lake of the Woods for Nana Boot
Camp—a camp that our Nana made up.
We ride our bikes and get money that we
can either keep or spend as we like. Most
of the time, though, we just get ice cream.
The further we ride, the more money
we get. Then we head back to our cabin
where we pack a yummy lunch, throw
our bathing suits on, and dash down to
the lake. We then can fish, swim, kayak,
water ski, or go inner tubing. We play
at the lake all day long till it is time for
dinner. So we trudge back up to the cabin
dripping wet. After dinner, we handwash the dishes (yes it is the kids’ job!)
We then may collect twigs for a campfire
where we can roast marshmallows and
sing traditional campfire songs. When the
mosquitos get to pestering, we head back
inside where we play board games or
card games. Another thing we like to do
with our evenings is go down to the lake
and watch the sun set behind majestic

Mt. McLoughlin. The best part, though,
is being with my family and sharing
fun vacations together. Also during the
summer, my sisters and I enjoy going
up to our grandparents’ house when our
parents work. That’s when they take us
on “The Death March.” In reality, it is just
a hike on the Jacksonville trails. After the
hike, we go home and Nana makes us a
delicious, nutritious smoothie which we
slurp down. When our parents are home,
we have fun jumping on the trampoline,
and walking downtown with our friends
who live conveniently nearby. At dinner
times, my family enjoys eating out on
our screened in porch where the bugs
can’t reach us or our food. In the end,
summer is a nice and needed break that
my family and I enjoy. So, as my final
conclusion, I just want to say enjoy your
summer and sleep in!
Ashleigh Lu
Scheuneman lives in
the Jacksonville hills
with her mother, father,
and two sisters. She is
13-years-old and will
be in 8th-grade this fall.
When she grows up she
would like to be a published author.

Do you enjoy photographing great
mountain vistas or big-tree forest scenes?
Does your camera automatically seek
wildflowers, either up-close or tumbling
in masses down a hillside towards a
small lake? Does your camera gravitate
towards bubbling little streams with
picturesque plank bridges or historical
places in the mountains such as tumbledown mining operations or old cabins?
Or maybe you want to photograph the
critically-imperiled Alpine liverwort
growing in abundance.
For any of this, Hinkle Lake is the ideal
spot. You might also photograph deer
standing in the shallow lake, tearing
water weeds and lifting their heads as
they chew. If you are very lucky, you
might see a family of bobcats. If you are
very, very lucky you might even see the
cougar that once left its rabbit dinner halfeaten on the trail.

The 3-mile trail to Hinkle Lake provides all
this possibility to the hiker with a camera—
and equally to the hiker without a camera.
On June 21, the Applegate Trails Association
is providing a unique opportunity to hike
there with photographer Teya Jacobi. Teya
will talk about outdoor photography—
composition, lighting, and how to get the
best photos of nature subjects—and give
pointers about individuals' pictures. The
walking is uphill but not steep and could
be called moderately easy or moderately
difficult, depending on your point of view.
To join the hike, meet Sunday, June
21, 2015, 9:00am at Applegate Store &
Cafe. 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, Mike Kohn, at 541-659-8633 or

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June 2015

Jacksonville Review

Paws for Thought by Dr. Tami Rogers


Providing compassionate
care for over 25 years
To us, our patients are like family. We’ve
seen families through generations of best
friends. We believe in a total wellness
approach to veterinary care which helps our
patients live long, healthy lives. A blend of
compassionate care and the use of the latest
medical technology, all at an affordable
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y Husband and I
recently took our kids
and dogs to the coast
for the weekend. We have found
a perfect little “VRBO” rental
right on the Winchuck River, just
south of Brookings. Being on the
river that dumps into the ocean,
we have the best of both worlds.
Our little daughter and our dogs can play in the water
without the risk of big waves and undertow and we are
mostly protected from the fierce wind, but we can still
walk on the beach for miles and miles in either direction
and hear the sound of the waves.
The coast and beach is completely invigorating to my
soul and mind…I leave there every time feeling rested and
at peace. I think it largely has to do
with the time I actually spend in the
sand watching my dogs run and play.
There is nothing I can think of that
is more free and uninhibited than an
unrestrained dog on the beach and it
makes my heart so happy to see.
We have a “new” dog, “Maxine,”
a gorgeous mutt that is, as far as
we know, new to the whole beach
thing. She embraced the experience
with gusto, running endlessly from
the moment we walked onto the
beach until we went home for the evening. We set up
a little camp near the mouth of the Winchuck that was
very near the beach access road off highway 101. As a
result, we got to meet everyone who visited the beach
during our two day stay, and Max made it her personal
goal to introduce herself. We were very distracted by our
daughter and were watching her closely as she played
in the water. As a result, it was not uncommon for us
to look up and find that Max had run off, as she would
follow folks as they walked by. She would disappear for
an hour or so but would come trotting back later with
a new list of friends. She didn’t have a big appreciation
for the waves but loved the calm water of the Winchuck.

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She would run alongside my daughter with her tongue
flapping in the wind, splashing and playing happily.
At the end of the night she would finally collapse in her
bed, bone-tired from her exertion.
On the other hand, my 13-year-old pug, Isabelle, is a
pro when it comes to trips to the beach. She loves it and
knows we are there, miles before we actually arrive,
just based on the smell. In her younger days, when we
would first arrive, she would sprint down the beach
with reckless abandon. She would run until we could
barely see her. Then, she would run back to us with a
huge smile on her face and a look in her eyes that said,
“Why didn’t we come here sooner?” She used to love to
walk with my husband and me for miles at a time and
would do so without tiring. Her favorite thing to do
was retrieve rocks that we would throw and she would
delicately pick them up and drop
them at our feet. After a while, she
would tire, and would then fall in
at our heels keeping pace for the
duration. Now that she is 13 and in
a doggie wheelchair (her hind legs
are paralyzed after an accident)
her stamina isn’t quite the same
but her spirit is still present. This
trip to the beach may likely have
been her very last and she loved
every minute. Since we now have a
daughter that is more interested in
flying kites and playing in the water, we didn’t walk for
miles as we used to. Instead, we set up a little camp with
a sun shade to protect us, and built a fire to stay warm.
Izzy curled up next to me and my 3-month-old son and
just watched the world go by.
At the end of the weekend we loaded into the car with
one exhausted 3-year-old and two worn- out dogs. My
husband and I were rested and revived; my soul was full
of smiles and my mind and heart full of new memories
of happy kids and happy dogs.
Dr. Rogers can be reached at the Jacksonville Veterinary
Hospital at 541-899-1081 or
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Invasion of…The Birds!


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ello there! Hope you
are enjoying your
Spring into Summer.
Life here is awesome—except
that I seem to be inundated by birds! Now I’m sure you
probably love birds, but to me, they’re a total annoyance.
Here I am, loving my big, new deck (also known as my
outside Kingdom), and there’s this bird feeder in the
middle, hanging up high off the railing. So these speedy
little hummingbirds are always buzzing and diving
around. I then (of course) have to jump-up and bark to
show them who's boss of the Kingdom. It’s bad enough I
have to share my domain with the C.A.T. (also known as
the Cute Action Toy), now this!
But they’re just the beginning…next, we have a huge
hawk that’s taken up part-time residence in our large Fir
tree. He (or she) is a constant dilemma for me—because
it’s my job to protect my turf, and this darn thing soars
around like he owns the place. So, of course, I run around
the yard and the perimeter, looking up like a crazy thing,
again barking my head off, and this bird doesn’t even give
me a second glance. At least the hummingbirds heed my
warning, at least for a few minutes.
Then, there are the giant birds…wild turkeys. They
are EVERYWHERE I tell you! They know better than to
come INTO the backyard, because I’ll force them to fly out
pronto. Have you ever seen a huge turkey fly? It’s not very
pretty, that’s for sure. Instead, they taunt me from the other
side of the deer fence, gurgling and clucking at me. I still
manage to startle a few and get them running, though!

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Next, we have the Mourning Doves which have now
taken-up residence in the trees, the railing, the bird
bath, well, you get the idea. Oh, and let’s not forget
the finches, swallows, noisy jays, and these shiny,
black things that swoop down over my head—the gall
of them all!
Of course, my folks LOVE all of the birds, so I get
absolutely no sympathy from them. Oh well, here’s to
a fun and flighty (get it?) summer in our Small Town
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People, Pets and GMOs


by Dr. Jeff Judkins, Animalkind Veterinary Clinic

recently read an article titled Chipotle
Follows Junk Science on GMOs,
referring to the fast-food restaurant's
decision to eliminate all genetically
modified foods from their menu.
Especially here in Jackson County, where
all GMO crops were banned last fall by
popular vote, people have very strong
opinions on both sides of the issue. Those
of us who are concerned about the safety of
genetically modified foods are often accused
of being “anti-science” and fanatical. This
characterization certainly doesn’t describe
me, nor does it describe many of the people
I know who are very knowledgeable about
the GMO issue. People who have chosen to
keep GMOs off their family’s table are also
frequently making an effort to do the same
for their pet’s food bowls.
I would readily admit that there are
potential benefits to some geneticallymodified crops (for example, when
genetic engineering is used to decrease
pesticide use). Herbicide-resistant
corn and soybeans, however, are most
definitely not in that group. These crops
are engineered to withstand extremely
heavy applications of the herbicide
glyphosate, which was recently listed as
a “probable carcinogen” by the World
Health Organization. Studies have
shown glyphosate to be responsible
for birth defects and reproductive
disorders in farm animals, as well as
antibiotic resistance. Years of rampant
agricultural use of glyphosate here
in the US has resulted in significant
levels of the herbicide found in streams,
soil, air, rainwater and groundwater.
Unfortunately, we could unknowingly be
dealing with a current-day version of the

DDT disaster.
A simple approach for avoiding GMOs
in food (yours as well as your pet’s) is to
buy organic; however, this is not always
practical or inexpensive. Organic pet
foods are not always easy to find, and
have limited options. Grain and soy-free
pet diets are a good choice, but the meats
used in most of these foods are from
animals raised on GMO corn and soy. You
can feed organic meats to your pets, but
this can be quite expensive depending on
the size and number of pets you care for.
Personally, I feed grain-free kibble to my
dogs and cats, and add free-range (our
own) chicken eggs, organic veggies and a
meat blend from a local butcher shop. The
meat is not organic, so I assume the beef and
lamb are finished on GMO feeds (as most all
animal feeds nowadays are), but at least it is
from locally-sourced and mostly grass-fed
animals. It’s not perfect, but I feel good about
the overall quality, it’s very affordable, and
our dogs and cats are doing great on it.
Because of the known and unknown
health and environmental effects of many
genetically-modified crops, it seems
prudent to be as informed as possible
on the subject. Certainly any technology
that leads to higher uses of pesticides on
our farmlands is going in a dangerous
direction, not to mention the potentially
significant adverse health consequences
for ourselves, as well as our pets.
Being cautious about consuming and
feeding foods with GMOs is not being
swayed by “junk science.” It’s just being
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Holistic Veterinary Clinic in Jacksonville.
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people throughout the U.S. who have
different disabilities, challenges and needs.
This spring, there’s been plenty to
bark about at the 40-acre Assistance Dog
headquarters. With help from the Powell
Foundation, the Cheney Foundation and
the Glide Foundation, Dogs for the Deaf
purchased a large vehicle that enables
the organization to transport 21 dogs at
a time. Equipped with custom crates of
various sizes, the diesel Sprinter boasts 38
miles to the gallon. It also has an on-board
generator that powers an air conditioner
and heater to keep dogs comfortable
on long road trips from shelters, trips
to town for training, veterinarian and
grooming appointments.
The organization’s kennel facility
was recently expanded from 18 to 22
kennels to house more dogs in training,
and they are currently filled to capacity.
An additional outdoor dog run was
constructed, thanks to Good Sams and the
Powell Foundation, along with a covered
scenic overlook for visitors to observe the
dogs enjoying the beautiful valley setting.

To accommodate the larger number
of dogs in training, Dogs for the Deaf
hired an additional Certified Assistance
Dog Trainer and two new apprentice
trainers to ensure the placement of
dogs in a timely manner. New trailer
apartments for the additional staff were
acquired to provide home-like training
environments for the dogs.
Thanks to a crowdfunding campaign,
a new demonstration training room
was constructed near the facility’s lobby
where visitors can see the dogs in action!
Expanding the training facility
continues to be a permanent part of
Dogs for the Deaf’s long-range goals as it
plans to revitalize its Autism Assistance
Dog Program. The program will require
Labrador and Golden Retriever-sized dogs,
and therefore, the need for larger kennels.
A Facilities Development Committee is
exploring options for this expansion.
Tours at the Dogs for the Deaf
training facility in Sam’s Valley are
available weekdays 11:00am or 1:00pm,
except holidays. On the approximately
45-minute tour, visitors watch an
informative video and see first-hand
one of the dogs demonstrate how the
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Jacksonville Review

At Sanctuary One, the Healing is Mutual
by Karuna Glomb



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estled in the heart of the pastoral Applegate,
Sanctuary One feels like a haven the moment
you arrive. The 55-acre farm is home to over
100 rescued domestic animals, including horses, goats,
sheep, pigs, llamas, cats,
dogs, ducks, chickens,
and bunnies. Many
of them have suffered
terrible abuse and
neglect; here, they are
clearly in their element.
They wander under the
wide blue sky in groups
or bonded pairs, or
curl-up in safe and cozy
nooks. An outgoing pig
or goat might trot toward
you for a scratch. The
Sanctuary has given these
animals a kind of wellbeing they have never
known before.
Sanctuary One was founded in 2007 with the
simple mission of providing refuge for mistreated
and unwanted animals. But it soon became clear that
the Sanctuary was actually doing more than that.
The animals were healing in body and spirit, not just
through proper care, but through the natural, positive
relationships that they were able to form with people,
other animals, and their environment. This was a more
holistic, interconnected picture of wellness—and one
that, by definition, works both ways. Those who came

to visit the farm were finding their own inner peace
restored by connecting with the animals and the earth.
The Sanctuary was giving back as much as it received.
Interacting with animals, gardening, and spending
time in nature has
demonstrated physical and
mental health benefits for
humans. This is widely
accepted in Europe,
where animal care farms
are much more common.
There, doctors will actually
prescribe patients to spend
time on a care farm as a way
to lower blood pressure or
treat depression. Sanctuary
One is the first known U.S.
care farm to embrace this
philosophy. Today, the
Sanctuary offers a number of
short and long-term visitor
programs through which
people may volunteer service, learn about sustainable
and ethical farming, and receive some free nature
therapy in return. From farm stays for vacationing citydwellers to volunteer opportunities for at-risk youth, the
Sanctuary regularly welcomes people to come partake in
the mutual healing at Sanctuary One.
Come and experience it for yourself. Visit sanctuaryone.
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interactive classes and more.


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CrushPad Creamery Opens
at Wooldridge Creek Winery

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his June, CrushPad Creamery,
Oregon's first joint creamery
and winery will open in the
Applegate Valley at Wooldridge Creek
Winery, located at 818 Slagle Creek Road.
Wooldridge Creek Winery is jointly
owned by Greg Paneitz, his
wife Kara Olmo and Ted
and Mary Warrick.
Kara will serve as
CrushPad’s cheesemaker
while her husband, Greg,
will continue-on as the
well-respected winemaker
for Wooldridge
Creek Winery.
“With cheese tasting
now being offered
alongside wine
tasting, Greg and
I are offering wine
enthusiasts yet
another experience
and reason to come
out to the winery,”
Kara says.
She says naming the
creamery “CrushPad”
was a natural choice,
“since it’s literally
located on the winery's
crush pad, offering
visitors a chance
to look inside the
creamery as they view
the wine tanks at
Wooldridge Creek.”
Olmo says she’s
loved the thought
of creating artisan
foods since a young
age. Her passion,
coupled with a degree
from San Francisco
City College in Hotel
culminated in the mother of four
earning a post-baccalaureate degree in
fermentation science from California
State University, Fresno.
Kara shares, “Although I grew up far
from farmland, I’ve been interested in
fermentation since I was a teenager. When
I was 15, I told my high school guidance
counselor that I wanted to pursue a wine
or cheese degree at UC Davis but he told
me that I lacked the ability to comprehend
the necessary science and that the army
was a better choice.”
Kara says falling in love with the art
of cheese-making and then learning the
science behind it included 10+ years
of higher education… in addition to
multiple failed batches of cheese along
with the successful ones!
Kara and Greg discovered Southern
Oregon in 2003 and have been running
Wooldridge Creek Winery as their
main professional focus since 2005. “As
we crossed the decade mark with the
winery, I realized I was ready to take
my home cheese-making hobby to a
commercial level,” she adds.

Fortunately, Kara and Greg made
many friends along the way, including
with the owners of Rogue Creamery,
who, they say, have been incredibly
supportive of their new cheese-making
venture. Kara explains, “I started my
creamery quest with David and Cary
at Rogue Creamery…they have been
supportive every step along
the way, from explaining
the regulatory process to
introducing me to other
helpful members of the
US cheese industry. I am
so grateful they
welcomed me as a
new member in the
industry!” In 2013,
Kara says she met
Gianiclis and Vern
Caldwell of Pholia
Farms, and attended
intensive cheesemaking classes with
them at Pholia.
There, she helpedout at the farm whenever
possible and is now
purchasing their goat milk
to be used in her very own
cheeses for her CrushPad
Creamery brand.
CrushPad Creamery
will offer cheese from
both cow and goat milk,
ranging in style from
soft and creamy to hard
cheeses that are aged
for over one year. Kara
points out, “All the cheeses
created will aim at pairing
well with wine…we’ve
already started one cheese
that is dunked in red wine
and yet another washed
with our dessert wine.”
Further personal touches incorporated
into her cheese-making pursuits include
using elements from her own garden and
vineyard, both of which, she says will play
an important role in CrushPad cheeses.
“Wooldridge Creek Winery is
committed to certified sustainable and
organic farming methods for our farm,
garden and vineyards. We have always
believed that participating in these
programs has led us to the healthiest
land and highest-quality wines. Now
our environmentally-friendly farming
practices are playing a major part in the
production of our cheeses.”
As an example, Kara says she recently
used vegetable ash from Wooldridge
Creek’s grapevine cuttings to dust over
a soft cheese to help a white cheese rind
grow. “It worked just as I’d hoped,” she
said with a gleam in her eyes and glow on
her face…mirroring the passion she feels
for her vines, wines and her CrushPad
Creamery creations!
To learn more about Wooldridge Creek
Winery and CrushPad Creamery, visit www. or call 541-846-6364.

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899 Caves Camp, Williams

3 Homes - Equestrian - 45.63 Acres
Westwind Farms sits in heart of the
Applegate Valley with 2000ft of Pristine
River Frontage with Exceptional Fishing.
The Main Ranch Style Home has
gorgeous Views of the River in a park like
setting of lush lawns and pathways. PLUS
2 Separate Historic Dwellings making
this an Ideal Two Family Setup. Amazing
Equestrian Property with Indoor Arena,
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26360 Hwy 62, Trail

Log Home - 3Br 3Ba - 10 Acres

3Br 4Ba Riverfront

Gorgeous custom log home has 2 master suites and a warm
lodge feel with an open floor plan. Multiple outbuildings including
1000sqft workshop with 12ft ceilings and an additional inside
RV garage. Beautiful views makes this true paradise!

Tuscan Style Estate on the Rogue River! 3806sqft Home with
an open floor plan and massive windows to enjoy the views of
the river and surrounding mountains. Top of the line amenities
throughout including theatre room, rec room and large wine cellar.

Price Reduction



The Rogue River Lodge

1271 Brownsboro Meridian, Eagle Pt.

Commercial - A great business opportunity!

3Br 4Ba - RV Garage 8.54 Acres

A fabulous Residence, Restaurant, Event property and riverfront
Cabin Rental. Constructed in 1937 and operated continuously
for 77 years. The earliest known lodge built on the banks of the
Upper Rogue River is still in existence today and going strong.

The McLoughlin Estate features phenomenal views of the
countryside and Mt. McLoughlin. Chef kitchen has top of the line
built in appliances with a walk in pantry. 2250sqft Class A RV
Garage/Shop located on the lower level daylight basement.


2249 Reeves Creek, Selma

Price Reduction


790 Rogue River Hwy, Gold Hill

Multiple Dwellings 69.70 Acres

3Br 3Ba Rogue River Frontage

HIGHLY MOTIVATED SELLER! Whisper Canyon Ranch has 2 lovely
main homes as well as 2 cabins, a bunkhouse and a gathering “barn”
for multi family needs and is ideal for entertaining. Great potential to
utilize this property for income but the possibilities are endless!

Rogue Riverfront Country Home has an open floor plan with
spectacular views of the Rogue River and multiple decks with
stairs down to your own private fishing hole! HUGE BONUS is the
1980sqft fully finished daylight basement with a private entrance.

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June 2015

Jacksonville Review


Focus on Hanley Farm by


Emma Abby, Director of Educational Programs


Kids Summer Camp at the Farm!


AGES 6-10


Let your kids’ creativity out to play!


255 East D Street • Historic Jacksonville •


Old-time fun starts here!

• Made “your” way sundaes and splits
• Locally-made root beer
• Made fresh daily waffle cones ‘n cups
• “Back in the Day” candy
• Old-time soda fountain
• Indoor and outdoor seating
• Party room for rent when you need it!

Hours: Mon, Tues & Thurs 11:30a-6:00p • Closed Wed • Fri-Sun 11:30a-8:00p
235 E. California Street • Historic Jacksonville

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Our Patio is open!

a whole lotta’


HOURS: Wednesday-Saturday, Breakfast 7am-2pm, Lunch 11am-2pm
Sunday, 7am-1pm, Breakfast-Only All Day


ith two successful events
under our belt that kickedoff the season, summer is
now in full-swing at Hanley Farm. The
annual Heritage Plant & Garden Fair
and Children’s Heritage
Fair seem to improve
each year, with more
community support than
ever. We hope you had the
opportunity to enjoy these
May events at the Farm.
This month, join us for
the Artist Day & Craft
Fair on June 20th! This
event showcases a variety
of skilled artisans and
crafters from across the
Rogue Valley. Artists will
be demonstrating and selling their work
across the Farm. But that’s not all! Bring
the whole family to enjoy old-fashioned
games, live music, and local food for sale!
Join us for the Artist Day & Craft Fair from
10:00am-3:00pm. Admission is FREE!
2015 Summer Camp Registration—
Now is also the time to sign up your
children and grandchildren for Summer
Camp at the Farm. Registration is now
easier than ever, online at HanleyFarm.
org. But sign up now, as we are filling
up quickly. Many of our campers return
year after year, because experiencing life
on the Farm is so much fun. Each day at
camp, campers take on a variety of farm
chores such as collecting eggs, feeding
the goats and sheep, and harvesting from

the gardens. Campers also learn lots of
new nature and heritage-themed crafts
such as candle-making, lead rubbing,
collecting and drying herbs, and so much
more. Each day, campers help prepare a
farm-fresh lunch using
ingredients we harvest
from the gardens.
They will certainly
learn a lot about the
Hanley family and our
local farming history,
especially after touring
inside the Hanley
House museum! Last,
but not least, each
year, campers look
forward to hiking to
the top of Hanley Hill
to enjoy a picnic, a nature scavenger hunt,
and the breathtaking views of the Valley.
Camp is $195 per week, Monday-Friday,
9:00am-1:00pm, lunch included.
Camp Sessions:
July 6-10, 2015 (ages 7-10)
July 20-24, 2015 (ages 9-12)
August 3-7, 2015 (ages 7-10)
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.

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Opens June 7th !

Sundays 9:00am-1:00pm

Visit the Jacksonville Farmers Market every Sunday to stock-up on everything
you will need for the week ~ all locally-produced!
Fresh Seasonal Produce • Eggs • Grass-Fed Beef • Olive Oil • Artisan Breads
Croissants & Pastries • Pies • Cheeses • Tamales • Soaps • Essential Oils • & Much More!

Know where your food comes from!
Enjoy live music and community fun!

Booth Map by Chad Worcester

Thai House

Serving fresh


Call for Take-Out: 541-899-3585

Delivery minimum of $ 25.00 from sun - wed

( 5 pm - 8 pm) in Jacksonville (available in some areas.)

Come taste our new white releases!
Thursday through Sunday, Noon until 5pm

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Pony Espresso Café
...Celebrating 20 Years!

June 2015

Movies Under
The Stars
Friday Nights All Summer long.

• Breakfast and Lunch all day, everyday
• Burgers, Wraps, Sandwiches, Soups, Salads
& More!
• Fresh, from scratch cooking and baked goods
• Draft Beer, Kombucha, Local wines
• Enjoy our spacious deck & Excellent Parking
• Convenient Drive-thru pick up
• Ashland location open at 175 Lithia Way
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