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Jacksonville Review

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My View by Whitman Parker, Publisher

just sat down to pen this column on a sunny
and have enjoyed bringing you the Jacksonville Review.
This issue marks my 7th Anniversary as Publisher—
Saturday morning, one day before the Summer
Solstice. The weather is perfect so the office door
representing 78 issues “in the can.” To celebrate this
is wide open, allowing the sights and
milestone, the Review did the only logical
sounds of Jacksonville to flood-in.
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Just now, I caught a glimpse of two
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18-wheelers cruising by— not the
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trucks loaded with equipment for
In these past 7 years, I’ve witnessed an
tonight’s season-opening concert on Britt
ever-evolving cultural shift in Jacksonville,
much of which has been spotlighted on
Hill. I love when the road crews arrive
the pages of the Review. That spotlight has
hours ahead of the on-stage talent—it’s a
reminder that our little town is a worldbeen cast by me AND an amazing crew of
class music destination, soon to be visited
contributing writers, all of whom bring their
and enjoyed by thousands of visitors!
talent and passion to these pages.
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July 2015

Jacksonville Review

The Literary Gardender
by Rhonda Nowak

Take a Magical Ride along the
Southern Oregon Lavender Trail
“I judge that the flowers of Lavender quilted in a cap and worn are good for all diseases of the
head…and that they comfort the brain very well.” ~ William Turner, New Herball, 1551



Principal Broker


any of the students I teach at
Rogue Community College
tell me they hope to use their
education to move away from Southern
Oregon. Much of their youthful disdain
for their hometowns stems from limited
experiences elsewhere, so I understand their
“greener pastures” mindset. In fact, I’ve
moved around quite a bit myself. However,
after living in seven different states and a
dozen cities and towns, I’m happy to now
call Southern Oregon my home.

In addition to reveling in the sensory
experience of lavender, visitors also
learn how this aromatic herb is grown
and harvested. This year, each farm is
providing information about different
lavender pollinators. At Lavender Fields
Forever, for example, the Rinaldis show
guests the mason bee houses they’ve
erected to attract these small but prolific
pollinators to their field. John told me
mason bees fertilize up to 20 times
more flowers than honeybees. Female

I was recently reminded of my gladness
as I stood in the middle of John and
Bonnie Rinaldi’s Lavender Fields Forever,
nestled in the beautiful Applegate Valley
just 15 minutes outside of downtown
Jacksonville. I was surrounded by a
silvery expanse of lavender hillocks, each
sending-up a multitude of sturdy stalks
tipped with purple buds ready to burst
into flower. It didn’t take me long to
become spellbound by the gentle sway of
lavender wands waving magic across the
rows. There was absolutely no place else
I wanted to be—
the lavender did,
indeed, “comfort the
brain very well.”
July and August
is the time to
experience the
magic of lavender
along the Southern
Oregon Lavender
Trail. The route
features the
Demonstration Lavender Garden at
the Southern Oregon Research and
Extension Center in Central Point and
five commercial farms in the Applegate
Valley: Lavender Fields Forever, The
English Lavender Farm, Goodwin
Creek Gardens, Luna Blue Farm, and
Two Sisters Lavender Farm. Also
nearby is Applegate Valley Lavender
Farm. All venues are open during
the summer on the weekends; for
specific days and times, check Facebook/
The lavender sites are all within a 30mile radius, so visitors can thoroughly
scintillate their senses by stopping at
every location (perhaps pausing in
between to quench their thirst at one of
several wineries in the Applegate). Each
farm has a variety of activities to choose
from: pick lavender bouquets from a
hundred different varieties, make lavender
wreaths, learn how-to distill essential oils,
or simply stroll among the fragrant rows.
Each farm also offers a variety of lavenderbased craft, cosmetic, and culinary
products for sale: soaps, lotions, sprays,
lavender-infused honey, jams, ice cream,
chocolates, and much more.

mason bees build nests in tiny cavities
within tube-shaped holes in the houses.
They collect pollen and nectar from the
lavender flowers to incubate an egg laid
in each cavity, and then they plug-up each
compartment until the hole is completely
filled, thus sealing the eggs from predators
(hence the name ‘mason’ bee).
There’s so much to see, smell, taste,
and learn about lavender! Trail blazers
can collect stamps on their Lavender
Passport, available at each farm; those
who collect stamps at all five participating
lavender farms
by August 16 will
be entered into a
drawing to win a
gift basket filled
with lavender
products. Bonnie
said more than
400 lavender
lovers vied for
the prize last
year, out of
thousands of visitors during the lavender
blooming season. In fact, the Southern
Oregon Lavender Trail has become
increasingly popular since the Rinaldis
gathered the local lavender farms to form
the trail in 2012.
The couple moved to Southern Oregon
four years ago after retiring from city
government careers in the Las Vegas area.
Since starting their lavender farm, John
said they’ve been working hard at their
so-called “summer job,” but the rewards
Lavender - Cont'd. on Pg. 25

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There are lots of reasons to love lavender!
Originating in Mediterranean regions,
'Lavandula' thrives in Southern Oregon’s
hot summers. Drought-tolerant, lavender
requires lots of sun and performs best in
sandier, alkaline soils (pH 7.5-8.0). Too
much nitrogen tends to make the stems
woodier, so be careful not to over-fertilize.
Deer and most insects are repelled by
lavender, and the plant is not prone to
disease. A lavender bush can live up to 20
years under the right conditions. Plants
benefit from a hard cut in the fall, down to
about 2 inches of foliage.

July 2015

Page 5

Cheesemonger’s Wife Opens
in Historic Orth Building

In mid-June, a new specialty cheese
shop dubbed “The Cheesemonger’s
Wife,” opened in the Orth Building at
150 South Oregon Street in the space
formerly occupied by Sterling Creek
Antiques. The shop is the dream of Erik
and Erin Luckau, recent transplants from
Alexandria, Virginia to a 63-acre tract
of land and vineyard abutting Troon
Vineyard in the Applegate Valley.
Erik explained, “Erin and I fell in love
with cheese after a great experience
catering a large-scale party for 150
guests at a specialty cheese shop in our
neighborhood, called ‘Cheesetique’.”
The experience proved to be
life-changing. After sampling and
discovering cheeses such as Manchego
from Spain, La Tur from Italy and Cabot
Clothbound Cheddar from Vermont—the
amazing world of cheese was opened up
to the Luckau’s.
“What was even more amazing,” says
Erin “was Cheesetique’s approach—the
cheesemongers invited us to explore,
respected our individual palates and went
on a learning journey with us. At the close
of the party, the mongers packed up little
to-go boxes with a few small bites of the
remaining cheeses in each. It was luck of
the draw, nobody knew what they would
get, but the next morning everybody,
including us, had a nice bite to remember
the prior evening's festivities.”
Erik recalls, “Spreading an oozing
Camembert over warm toast, Erin and
I realized just how versatile cheese was:
the Belle of the Ball the night before and
decadent spread on toast the next morning!”
The experience hooked the couple on
cheese and they soon became regulars at
Cheesetique, taking fun and informative

wine and cheese pairing classes offered
regularly and basically making themselves
nuisances at the shop, they say.
Fast-forward a year, when Erik notes,
“The Lord brought us to Jacksonville
and the gorgeous Applegate Valley… we
were excited by the vibrant wine culture,
especially the winemaker dinners and
farm-to-table affairs.”
Once settled into their vineyard home
in the Applegate Valley, neither Erik nor
Erin could shake the memory of that little
shop in their former neighborhood. “We
missed our quaint little cheese shop—we
missed the ever-changing selection of
over 300 cheeses, the mouth-watering
charcuterie, grabbing a ready-made
cheese plate and bottle of wine for a tasty
bite at home or in the park after a long
day,” Erin explains.
“Soon after,” says Erik, “we somehow
got the crazy idea that maybe we should
try to open our own little cheese shop—it
was Erin's idea, so we decided to name it
after her…and The Cheesemonger's Wife
was born! We are bringing exceptional
cheese to Jacksonville and everything that
pairs with it, including wine and craft
beers along with cider… each a natural
fit, as is our artisan Stella Gelato imported
from Eugene!”
The Luckau’s have been open for
a couple of weeks and hope they are
creating a special little place for residents
of Jacksonville and beyond. “We
encourage everyone with an interest in
artisan foods to come sample our cheeses,
explore with us and let us know what you
like. We would like to share our cheese
stories with you and have you share
yours with us!” Erin says.
See ad on page 22.

Replacement Bell For Historic Presbyterian Church
A new-old bell now resides in the
belfry at Jacksonville’s Historic
Presbyterian Church. This is the result of
a two-year process that involved locating
a bell, restoring it, welding the frame,
obtaining a City of Jacksonville permit,
and installation.
This bell was salvaged from a
grammar school on the coast that had
been condemned and was demolished.
The original church bell was purchased
by Mr. C. C. Beekman in 1880. In 2005,
the Jacksonville City Council granted
the Presbyterian Church permission to
move the historic bell to the new church
building on Middle Street.
Volunteers cleaned, welded, and
installed the replacement bell, making
it possible for the Historic Church to
announce church services and other
events to Jacksonville residents.
The bell’s dedication was held at the
quarterly Hymn Sing on June 28, 2015
with Pastor Larry Jung, Jacksonville
Mayor Paul Becker and other community
leaders present for the ceremony.

Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville Honors TERRIFIC KIDS
at Ruch Elementary School

On Friday, June 5th, the Jacksonville
Kiwanis awarded TERRIFIC KIDS
program certificates and pins to 19
students at Ruch Elementary School.
They also received nice piggy banks
donated by Umpqua Bank here in
Jacksonville, and free bowling coupons
from Roxy Ann Lanes in Medford.
TERRIFIC stands for Thoughtful,
Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible,
Inclusive, Friendly, Capable Kids. This

program teaches students how to set and
achieve goals, how to persevere, connects
kids with mentors, and encourages
peer mentoring. It also assists students
in attaining developmental assets, or
important life skills, to better prepare
them for the future.
Kiwanis members Jim Stockfleth and
Dave Wilson were there to present the
awards to these enthusiastic students.

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July 2015

Jacksonville Review

BEST OF BRITT BENEFIT / Big Bad Voodoo Daddy


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


Ben Folds / Special Guest TBA


Boz Scaggs / Special Guest TBA

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

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





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


Symphony Pops / Britt Orchestra / Morgan
8/14 Britt Orchestra / James Ehnes
8/15 Britt Orchestra / Closing Night
8/18 The Devil Makes Three / Trampled By Turtles
8/19 Waktins Family Hour featuring Sean Watkins & Sara

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


7/25 John Butler Trio / Special Guest TBA

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


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


8/20 Michael Franti & Spearhead / Special Guest TBA
8/21 Chris Isaak / Special Guest TBA
216 W. Main St., Medford

8/22 Dwight Yoakam / Special Guest TBA
8/27 Randy Newman / Special Guest TBA
8/30 Vince Gill / Wade Bowen
8/31 The Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo
/ Special Guest TBA


Best of Britt Benefit

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.

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

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

Auction & fundraiser for Britt Education Programs

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

Featuring music by: 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
$95 (all inclusive)
Classical Opening Night Gala Dinner

Celebrate Opening Night with a pre-concert dinner by
the Jacksonville Inn. Inspired by the concert
program, the dinner is a sumptuous
medieval-themed feast. The dinner
includes a glass of champagne, plus
red and white wine at each table.
It’s a fitting feast for a rich evening
of music! Get your tickets now and
join the celebration!

July 2015

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News From Britt Hill

by Donna Briggs, Britt President & CEO
Classical Season Kicking-Off Soon!


e are
excited to welcome
concert goers to the
53rd season of Britt’s Classical Festival.
As Jacksonville Review readers know, this
year’s Classical Festival reflects a shift to
bolder and more diverse programming.
Teddy Abrams has put together an
unparalleled roster of guest musicians
and an outstanding program featuring
our magnificent orchestra. It is sure to be
an adventurous and new journey for all!
With Teddy Abrams solidly in-place
as our Music Director and Conductor,
we look forward to new beginnings of
all kinds. For instance, you are going
to see a big change in our traditional
Opening Night Gala Picnic. This year
we will celebrate Opening Night of the
2015 Classical Festival with a pre-concert
dinner inspired by the concert program,
both in terms of the medieval origins of
Carmina Burana, and the lavish sounds of
both Carmina and The Poem of Ecstasy. The
Jacksonville Inn will prepare a sumptuous
medieval-themed feast, with a menu
including roasted hens, turkey drum
sticks, carved ham, and roasted vegetables.
The dinner includes a glass of champagne,
plus red and white wine at each table. It's a
fitting feast for a rich evening of music!

The feast will take place in the
Performance Garden, and guests will be
seated at round tables, which will stay
in-place to give attendees a reserved
seat for the pre-concert music, as well as
the pre-concert talk hosted by Jefferson
Public Radio. The cost of the dinner
is $55 (concert ticket is not included).
Space is limited to just 150 guests. After
costs are covered, proceeds from this
dinner will benefit the Classical Festival.
On another new note, for many
of you, part of the Britt Experience
includes bringing your favorite bottle
of wine to the concert and sharing it
with friends and neighbors. For those of
you that are passionate about our local
wines, we are delighted to announce
another first. Britt’s wine partners will be
offering a selection of their finest bottles
of wine during the Classical Festival.
Proprietors will be on-hand to share their
combined knowledge and expertise to
help you with your selection.
Indeed, there will be musical and
beverage bounty for everyone at Britt’s
2015 Classical Festival. Please come enjoy
the abundance on our hill this summer
and bring a friend or two with you!
Comments or questions for Britt Festivals?
Email Donna at Visit Britt
Festivals at

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reportedly quite bawdy. The Nazi regime
was squeamish about the erotic tone
of some of the poems, but they, too,
came to embrace it (perhaps because
“O Fortuna” sounds so darn good for
riding into battle).
The next night, Saturday, August 1,
we’ll hear the composition that drove
concert-goers into chaos in 1913 Paris:
Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. The
piece initially accompanied choreography
by famed dancer Vaslav Nijinsky. But
from the first cluster of notes—a bassoon
solo played in a manner completely
unfamiliar to that era’s ears—the
audience broke into catcalls and whistles.
They hated the music, and they really
hated the dancing. Within minutes
the mood descended into shouts and
fistfights. Happily, Paris police arrived at
intermission in an attempt to bring order,
and the show went on.
Historians still debate over what
incited that first audience. Perhaps
listeners were startled by Stravinsky’s
revolutionary use of the instruments,
and the piece’s loud, pulsating, dissonant
chords. At later performances—
with different choreography or no
choreography at all—critics began to
hear the piece for what it is: a game
changer in modern classical music.
Many of us today first heard The
Rite of Spring when Walt Disney used
it as the riveting backdrop to the rise
and fall of the dinosaurs on Earth in
his 1940 animated classic Fantasia.
As we recall, there were no catcalls
in the theater. (Mickey Mouse—who
appeared in the movie—probably
wouldn’t have put up with that.)
That’s only the Opening Weekend,
friends—the first of three. We suggest you
pay attention. And admission, too. And
don’t forget: lawn seating at the family
friendly Symphony Pops Concert on
Sunday, August 9th is just five bucks.
Paula and Terry each have long impressivesounding resumes implying that they are
battle-scarred veterans of life within the
Hollywood studios. They’re now happily
relaxed into Jacksonville.


he Britt Classical Festival is about
to begin. And we’re ecstatic!
Once again, one hundred-plus
of the world’s finest musicians will take
time from their tuneful day jobs to join us
here in Jacksonville. We’ll welcome them
into our homes and they’ll join us at our
bistros and bars. But that’s only the social
part. Let’s talk about some of the music
they’ll perform.
Music Director Teddy Abrams has
scheduled familiar favorites and newer
compositions that will shake the cobwebs
out of our brains—including a piece
written by Abrams himself (“Visceral”)
that he’ll debut at the Britt!
We’re particularly excited about two
compositions the Maestro has chosen
for the Festival’s Opening Weekend.
Each is a benchmark in 20th century
classical music—one a hit since the day
it premiered, and the other the focus of a
riot at its debut!
First, the hit: On Friday, July 31, the
Britt stage will be brimming—perhaps
overflowing—with performers. To share
the spotlight with the orchestra, Britt
has assembled a 150-member chorus
and three guest soloists to present Carl
Orff’s 1937 twenty-four part cantata,
Carmina Burana.
Orff’s composition is one of the most
well known pieces of the 20th century,
particularly the opening (and closing)
movement, “O Fortuna.” Trust us: you’ll
know it when you hear it. Carmina
Burana has been featured in countless
motion pictures, television shows, and
commercials. The thought of hearing
it in person, in all its thundering glory,
actually gives us goose bumps.
The lyrics to Orff’s masterwork come
from a collection of medieval poems
that relate the fickleness of fortune and
wealth, the ephemeral nature of life, and
the pleasures and perils of drinking,
eating, gambling, and (ahem) lusting.
In short, all the good stuff. It premiered
in Orff’s native Germany, and quickly
became popular with audiences there
and throughout the world. The lyrics
are primarily Latin, some of them


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his year marks a milestone for
Jacksonville Presbyterian Church
as Pastor Larry Jung celebrated 30
years leading the church.
Before making their way to Jacksonville,
Larry and his wife Sally grew-up on the
Monterey Peninsula. The couple met
while attending Monterey Peninsula
College. Larry was a Physical Education
major and Sally was a nursing major.
They transferred to separate colleges:
Larry to Santa Barbara’s Westmont
College while Sally attended Biola
University in La Mirada. Although Larry
originally had thoughts of becoming
a swimming coach at the high school
or college level, he says God had other
plans for him. In 1976, at age 23, Larry
entered Pasadena’s Fuller Theological
Seminary where he spent 3 years earning
a Master’s Degree in Theology. He later
returned to Fuller and earned a Doctor of
Ministry degree.
Larry and Sally married in 1975 and
in 1979 moved to Sacramento where
Larry served as an ordained minister on
the staff of a large Presbyterian church,
working mostly with junior high school
through college-age youth. In addition to
working with youth groups, he presided
over and officiated at scores of weddings
and funerals. The Jung’s added to their
family in Sacramento, ultimately having
three children. Today, their three children
are 36, 33 and 27 years-old. The Jung’s
are also proud grandparents of three
grandsons. Their oldest child, Matthew
serves as a Captain in the US Army.
He and his family live in Springfield,
Virginia and he teaches ROTC at
Georgetown University. Christina, 33, is a
registered dietician, is married and lives
in Charlotte, North Carolina. Courtney,
their youngest child, is married and lives
in San Diego. She earned her Master’s
degree in Marriage and Family Therapy
and is currently seeking licensure with
the state of California.
In 1983, Larry and Sally received
word that the Presbyterian Church
in Brookings, Oregon was searching
for a new minister. Larry interviewed
with the Brookings church—its pulpit
committee then invited him to preach in
a “neutral pulpit,” which turned-out to
be Jacksonville. On a beautiful October
day with the trees in full, fall splendor,
Larry arrived in Jacksonville to preach.
The Jacksonville congregation was about
to experience the retirement of Pastor Mel
Kessinger and some of the congregation
invited Larry to apply for their vacant
position. Although he’d never heard of
Jacksonville, 14 months later, Larry Jung
took the reins of Jacksonville Presbyterian
Church, ministering and preaching at
the Historic 1881 Presbyterian Church on
California Street.
Looking back, Larry notes that the
Jacksonville community appeared much
“older” when he first arrived, lacking
the number of younger families living
here today. Indeed, of the current 650

adherents comprising today’s church,
150 are children and youth, a testament
to the number of young families living
in the area. For their first 19 years living
in the Rogue Valley, Larry and Sally
lived in east Medford, where they raised
their 3 children. Sally continues to work
at Rogue Regional Hospital in the Short
Stay Unit, where she’s worked ever-since
moving here. In 2004, with their grown
children living on their own, Larry and
Sally relocated to Jacksonville where
they’ve lived since.
When asked, Larry says the main
purpose of Jacksonville Presbyterian is
“Connecting people with God, each other
and ministry.” Ultimately, Larry strives
to build a strong sense of community, a
value embraced by the entire Jacksonville
community, as well. Today, Jacksonville
Presbyterian operates from its campus on
Singler Lane, although church services
are occasionally held at the 1881 Historic
Church, also owned and maintained
by the local congregation. Reflecting
back on his career accomplishments,
Larry admits that building the new
church was a major ahievement. Despite
some degree of community protest, the
church congregation banded together
in 2004 under his leadership, raised
funds, supplied labor and ultimately
constructed the 8900 square-foot
multipurpose building, a 2400 squarefoot administration building, and a
6800 square-foot barn which includes
7 classrooms. Today, the church also
serves as the “go to” sheltering place for
the entire community in the event of a
natural or other disaster, operated under
the Community Emergency Response
Team (CERT) and Emergency Operations
Center programs. With its state-of-the
art kitchen located in the Multipurpose
building, hundreds of meals can be
served while hundreds of residents can
be sheltered in-place, should the need
arise. Working in concert with the city
and CERT, it enables the church to serve
the community in a much-needed albeit,
nonreligious manner.
The congregation also has full
responsibility for maintaining the
original 1881 church on California
Street. Built with funds raised by the
congregation and a sizeable sum donated
by pioneer banker Cornelius Beekman,
today’s historic preservation costs run
upwards of $20,000 annually. Although
some funds are offset by rental donations
by Lumen Dei Church, which holds
its Sunday services there, and other
community groups, the major portion
of preservation costs are funded by the
congregation itself.
When looking forward ten years,
Pastor Jung says that the church will
continue its mission of being a place of
hope and refuge and exerting a positive
influence on the community. Although
major schism’s have recently taken
place within the greater, nationwide
Pastor Yung - Cont'd. on Pg. 26

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Focus on Hanley Farm by

Emma Abby, Director of Educational Programs

New Civil War History Days


eginning a new partnership
between the Southern Oregon
Historical Society and the
Cascade Civil War Society, we are excited
to offer Living History Days on July 11 &
12 from 11am-4pm. This family-friendly
event features costumed interpreters
across the farm with hands-on activities
for all ages and a civil war encampment!
The historic
Hanley House
will be open
for tours
with a very
special display
of firearms
artifacts from
the SOHS
guns, pistols,
and period
attire. There
will be oldfashioned barbecue and homemade
ice-cream for sale! Try your hand at the
horseshoe tournament, get dressed-up
in period costume at the photo booth,
bring the kids to get their faces painted,
and settle-in for some enthralling
storytelling. Purchase discounted tickets
to Living History Days online at www. for $6/person ($4/ages 4-12 and
SOHS members).
Origins Dinner Series Returns—Now
in its 4th year, the Origins Farm-to-Table
gourmet dinner series kicks-off on July
25, from 5:00-9:00pm! Showcasing Hanley

Farm produce, grown in our no-till, nochemical vegetable gardens, Chef Kristen
Lyon will be crafting a beautiful 4-course
dinner with sample wine pairings from
Valley View Winery. There will be a
special presentation featuring the farmers
at Hanley Farm and the practices they
have been using to build long-term
fertility in the soil to yield exceptional
During the
cocktail hour,
mingle with
the winemaker
and then tour
the interior
of the historic
Hanley House.
New this year,
seating will be
elegant familystyle in the
true farm-totable tradition.
Come and connect with your community
at Hanley Farm for an unforgettable
experience that celebrates our local farmers,
food, wine and history! Reservations
required. To view a detailed menu and to
purchase tickets, please visit
For more information about Hanley Farm
or upcoming events, please visit us online at or; call 541-773-6536
ext. 202; or check our Hanley Farm Facebook
page. Hanley Farm, owned and operated
by the Southern Oregon Historical Society,
is located at 1053 Hanley Road, between
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State of the Art Presence Art Center
by Hannah West, Southern Oregon Artists Resource
“Pinwheels,” watercolor by Anne Brooke

“Walking with Dad,” oil by Walt Wirfs


rt Helps Children Learn and Their Brains
Develop­­—Art has been associated with
expanding the intellect since the time of
Plato, but the benefits of art on the brain can now
be measured scientifically. Recent studies show that
practicing executive function activities like drawing
significantly improves core skills like reasoning and
teamwork in children ages 3–5. Another showed
significant increases in motivation and attention span in
children ages 4–6 after just 30 minutes of art activities a day
for five days! Studies of 1500 graduate students show that
integrating visual and imagined imagery into learning tasks
increases creativity in discussions, acquiring new skills and
cognitive assessment. Scans of artists’ brains reveal greater
development in the structures coordinating fine motor
performance and procedural memory, and more grey and
white matter in the cerebellum and regions associated with
creativity in both sides of the brain. Students with four years
of high school arts classes achieve SAT scores averaging 100
points higher than those with only one semester.
These study results prove that art in the classroom
helps children maximize comprehension of core

subjects and prepares them for higher education. This
should motivate us to value, support and defend the
arts in our schools.
Authors Return!—Our Celebrate! exhibit continues
through the end of July, featuring light-hearted artists’
interpretations! Come to the reception on
July 11 from Noon-3:00pm and enjoy a return to
author readings. Art Presence represents 15 local
authors who’ve written everything from cookbooks to
novels—something for everyone to read! Patrick Leahy
reads from his novel “The Old Night of Your Name”
at 1:00pm, Phyllis Sanderson reads from her novel
“Remembered My Way, Act I” at 2:00pm, and at 3:00pm
Bill Miller reads from his book “Silent City on the Hill.”
Don’t miss additional exhibits of original art by Art
Presence members:
• Tom Glassman exhibits colorful minimalist
photography at Pioneer Village from July-October.
Join us for the opening reception July 9, 4:00-6:00pm.
• Catie Faryl’s exhibit at the Medford Library, The
Bridge to 2020, is extended through July.
• Walt Wirfs’ exhibit of oil paintings in the Jacksonville

Library’s Naversen Room continues through July.
Reminder to Artists–Entry Deadline Approaching!—
Create Halloween-inspired or autumn artwork of any size,
in any 2D or 3D medium, with an unconventional twist and
incorporating a moon for Moon Lunacy, our third-annual
October Creative Challenge. Entry deadline: Monday, June
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What’s Upstairs?—Practice drawing figures in life
drawing sessions with professional models in our
classroom 1:00-3:00pm every Monday for just $10/session.
Instruction upon request. Just arrive with pencil and
paper, ready to draw!
Reserve our upstairs room for your class, workshop
or meeting! Contact Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057 to
schedule a date.
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advocate. She is the creator and editor of the Southern Oregon
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Pioneer Profiles: Cornelius C. Beekman – Part 2
“Beginnings of a Business Empire”
by Carolyn Kingsnorth

In the mid-1800s, the promise of gold and free land lured fortune seekers and settlers to the
newly formed Oregon Territory. They were soon followed by merchants who amassed their own
wealth selling supplies to the miners and farmers. This ongoing series shares the stories of these
pioneers and their times.
to a 1928 biography¸ “He secured the best
horses obtainable, one favorite mount, a
thoroughbred Spanish horse, costing him a
thousand dollars. During the periods of Indian
hostilities, he made the trips at night and used
mules… finding them more sure-footed, less
noisy and better able to keep the trail.” For
his services, he received five percent of
the value of any gold transported and one
dollar for a newspaper or a letter.
In 1860, when the California & Oregon
Stage Company began regular operations
between Sacramento and Portland,
Beekman became their agent. After
that he probably used the stages for his
express shipments. When Wells Fargo
began operating over the C&O lines in
1863, Beekman became the Wells Fargo
agent, ending his own express business.
That was the same year that Beekman
constructed the historic Beekman Bank
building, although his banking services
predated it. Beekman himself was not
actually sure when he became “a banker.”
The transition began when Beekman
agreed to store gold dust for miners
accumulating shipments for the San
Francisco mint. As early as 1856 he
opened an office in Jacksonville and hired
U.S. Hayden to run it. He bought a large
safe and charged one percent of the gold
dust value per month for storage. Beekman
soon found himself buying the dust from
the miners and shipping it to the mint
on his own account. He recalled in an
interview, “Almost without any intention of
doing so, I was operating a private bank.”
The Beekman Bank was a unique
institution, more of a safe deposit box than
a bank. Beekman considered every deposit
separate and inviolable. He never made
loans from depositor’s money, only from
his own funds. His nephew, Fletcher Linn,
described Beekman’s banking operations:
“When a person came in to make a
deposit…, he’d merely hand him a little bag
with a name tag attached to it, and request the
depositor to sign his name and address on the
tag, then put his money or gold dust into it,
and tie up the bag. There was no book-keeping,
no check to be issued or bothered with….Had
there been a run on the bank, every depositor
would have received his own little bag, with
his name and address written by himself upon
it, and with no loss to anybody.”
The earliest account Beekman himself
wrote of his banking operations is found
in an 1865 letter:
“As for business, I am…banking on my
own hook, the only Banker in this section.
I do a business of about $300,000-per year.
You perhaps would call the business that of
a Broker. It consists principally in selling
Exchanges on San Francisco, buying & selling
of Gold Dust and [Legal Tender] Notes,
loaning money, etc. We do not do a discount
and deposit business nor issue bills…. We do
all kinds of business upon a coin basis.”
Beekman - Cont'd. on Pg. 28

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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
humble beginnings as a carpenter and
express rider, he built a business empire of
banking, mining, and real estate interests.
Like many young men, Beekman was
lured west by the promise of gold. He
arrived in San Francisco in the fall of 1850,
an eager and fearless 22-year-old with
only enough money remaining from his
trip to pay for a day’s board and lodging.
But he did have three important assets:
carpentry skills, carpentry tools, and
a strong work ethic. Beekman quickly
found employment, earning an ounce of
gold a day for his efforts.
Although miners returning from the
gold fields complained of few paying
claims, Beekman wanted to see for
himself. He obtained a position as a ship’s
carpenter on a boat plying between San
Francisco and Sacramento, where he
learned that an exodus from the gold
fields had begun. Miners reported that all
desirable claims had been staked and that
many claims were played-out.
After a few months on the riverboat,
Beekman returned to San Francisco,
again earning $18 a day as a carpenter.
He purchased a silent partnership in two
restaurants with some of the proceeds.
But Beekman still had gold fever.
Having accumulated a grub stake, he
headed for the Northern California mines,
eventually arriving at Scott’s Bar where
a claim he staked with a partner yielded
$8,000 in gold dust. Hoping to leverage
his earnings, Beekman joined several
associates in constructing a wing dam on
the Klamath River to divert the water flow,
giving access to riverbed gold deposits.
Early fall rains followed by flooding wiped
out the dam along with all of Beekman’s
mining profits.
Beekman fell back on his carpentry
skills. In nearby Yreka he was able
to earn $20 a day building cabins for
miners. He also became acquainted with
Captain Wadsworth, the Yreka agent
for Cram Rogers Express Company.
When Cram Rogers extended its express
service to Jacksonville in the fall of 1852,
Wadsworth recommended Beekman for
the Jacksonville service.
So Beekman became a Cram Rogers
express rider between Jacksonville and
Yreka, with occasional trips to Crescent
City to meet docking vessels. When
the company failed in 1856, Beekman
immediately bought their Jacksonville
stables and stock for $100 and established
Beekman’s Express.
For the next few years Beekman
made the 65 mile trip over the Siskiyou
Mountains between Jacksonville and
Yreka two or three times a week carrying
gold, letters, and newspapers. According






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July 2015

Jacksonville Review

Digging Jacksonville – Artifacts 9:
Stoneware Gin Bottles
by Chelsea Rose, MA, RPA

Photo by Jim Craven

Summer Concerts at
Red Lily Vineyards!

Join us EVERY Thursday night this summer, from 6-8
p.m. for free concerts along the river! Local food
vendors will have delicious faire to purchase and our
beach bar will be open! No cover, no outside alcohol.


Fret Drifters
Danielle Kelly Jazz Trio
Evening Shades (Rising Stars Winners)
Jeff Kloetzel Band
Brothers Reed



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Examples of the imported
stoneware gin bottles
recovered from First Street
site in 2014.

East Main Band
Jasper Lepak
Seth Hansson


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Ciao Bella Picnic Boxes 

Britt orders MUST
be placed by 2 p.m.
on your concert day.

Taking a wine tour?
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Boxes are available
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Call the Bella for
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tomattoes with roasted garlic, kalam
matta olives, marinated artichoke
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crostinis and a chocolate chip cookie. 16 

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'&Wild field greens, fresh pearrs,

dried cranberries, waallnuts, red onions, cherry tomattoes, annd Stella
bleu cheese crumbles with a red rasspberry vinaigrette; accompanied
with Bella bread, garrlic butter annd a chocolate chip cookie. 14  

!Fresh romaine, chicken breast,

peppered baccon bits, feta cheese crumbles, tomato wedges, baby
corn and harrd boiled egg with our House dressing; accompanied
with Bella bread, garrlic butter annd a chocolate chip cookie. 14  

)Deli sliced roast beef on

sourdough with caper mayonnaiise, olives, tomattoes annd romaiine;
accompanied with Bella potatto saalladd, pickle wedge and a chocolatte
chip cookie. 13

! + $!  
+ $!  ) 
)Hickory ham,
honey creole mustard, carram
amelized sweet yellow onions, swiss
cheese, romaine and tomaattoes on a Bella hoagie; accompanied with
Bella potatto saallad, pickle wedge and a chocolatte chip cookie. 13
$"Cold chicken breasst, waallnut annd

gorgonzola pesto, spinacch, feta cheese, avocado annd tomato in a
spinacch wrap; accompanied with Bella potatto saalladd, pickle
wedge annd a chocolate chip cookie. 13 

$"Hummus, pine nut pesto, avvoocado,

tomatto, cucumber,, cilantro, red onions and mushrooms in a
spinacch wrap; accompanied with Bella potatto saalladd, pickle wedge
and a chocolate chip cookie. 13

ummer is here, and for many of us
that means the season for gin and
tonics and frosty mugs of beer!
A recent archaeological find along First
Street reminded us that Jacksonville’s
19th century residents shared our love
of the cocktail hour, and highlighted
the lengths that early residents went to
procure their favorite alcoholic beverages.
During construction for the new sidewalk
connecting downtown to the Britt Festival
grounds, dozens of liquor bottles were
found buried beneath the roadway. The
majority of these bottles were hand-blown
glass liquor bottles, but there were also
a handful of stoneware ale bottles, and   


most interesting—stoneware


The gin bottles


Wynand Fockink of Amsterdam, and
travelled a very long way to Oregon’s  

rugged frontier. The Wynand Fockink
distillery opened in 1679, and is still in
business today.
The gin bottles, 
along with the 
liquor bottles imported from both distant
domestic and foreign markets, were
likely brought to Jacksonville for resale
by the Fisher 
who lived on the
corner of First and Main Streets at this
time. The Fisher Brothers were some of
the earliest merchants in Jacksonville,
and advertisements  

placed in the 
Table Rock Sentinel describe them as
dealers of “staple and fancy goods,
ready-made clothing, boots, shoes, hats,
caps, stationery, 
household wares. While they offered a
wide range of domestic items, Abraham
Fisher is also listed on the 1867 tax rolls as
a “liquor wholesaler.”  

could suggest
that the Fisher Brothers also supplied
saloons with whiskey, ale, and gin from
as far away as the Netherlands.
The collection 
of bottles 
 found under 

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Charrdonnay or Merlot, 2 Bella wine glassses, a Bella corkkscrew annd
2 picnic wine glass holders. 30
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handles, 64 oz. jug. 16.50 Growler refills. 12
Wine: Choose from one of our tap wines in a 500 ml etched glasss
Bellabrattion X
XV wine growler. Pricing varies by wine varrietal.
All wines from our wine list are available to go at 25% off.
A variety of chilled bottled beers are also available.      

First Street date to between the late 1850s
and early 1860s. This era represents the
earliest incarnation of the town along
Main Street, before the bulk of the
businesses shifted over to California
Street and the neighborhood became
the Chinese Quarter. Keeping in-mind
this early date, the presence of these
bottles is interesting in light of the known
limitations of the commercial enterprises
in the mid-19th century. Jacksonville
was settled in proximity to the gold
strikes, not accessible commercial or
transportation routes, and therefore it
was not easily reached by large market
hubs. However, despite the difficulty in 

goods, the desire for imported 

came in heavy and

breakable bottles) was great enough that
these items were shipped from distant
ports over rough mountain terrain on
pack mules. Ironically, although the first
Fisher Brothers warehouse was located
next to the Viet Schutz brewery, and just a
few blocks away from the Eagle Brewery,
readily available fresh beer clearly could
not fully quench the desire for hard
liquor. Thus, fragments of the handmade
stoneware bottles that travelled all the
way from Amsterdam—over sea, and
across hundreds of miles on the back of a
mule—found themselves buried beneath
the streets of Jacksonville. While the
analysis of these artifacts is ongoing, it is a
fun reminder that we are not so different
from our historical counterparts, whose
discerning tastes relished a stiff drink
from a distant distillery in addition to the
readily available local beer after a long
day’s work on a hot summer day.
This project was funded by the City of
Jacksonville and the Oregon Department of

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the settlement and development of
the American West. Chelsea and
the Southern Oregon University
Laboratory of Anthropology
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by Dirk J. Siedlecki, President – FOJHC
Work crews for all that you did in helping
get the cemetery grounds ready for the
Memorial Day holiday. So much was
accomplished and we received so many
on how nice
the cemetery
looked. With
warm sunshine,
a bright blue
sky, so many
beautiful floral
and flags flying
the cemetery,
it was pretty
impressive for all who came to visit.
To Beverly Smith, Susan White, Tony
and Joan Hess, TJ Pappas, and Betsy
Sharp for joining Mary and me and
placing over 360 flags on the grave sites of
our Veterans resting in the cemetery.
To Pam Smith, Ron Ruppert, Joan Hess,
Tony Hess, Kathy Waltz, Betsy Sharp, and
Mary Siedlecki for manning our information
table at this year's Memorial Day Meet and
Greet on Sunday, May 24 and Monday, May
26. We had several hundred people visit the
cemetery over the holiday weekend and
were able to offer assistance to many.
To the Boosters Club and Foundation,
and a special thank you to Steve
Casaleggio, for the wonderful Community
project of painting the exterior of the
restrooms and the beautiful new plantings
that surround the building. Not only was
the project completed in time for Memorial
Day, it came in under budget!
Finally, thank you to our wonderful
Docents, Lynn Ransford, Joan Hess, Ellen
Martin, Anne Peugh and Robert Hight for
providing such wonderful and enjoyable
tours for the Ashland Middle School
students, a different group of 25 each day,
Monday, May 4 through May 8, and our
group of 62 Crater High School Students
who attended our program on “Minorities
and Discrimination” on May 5. It was
a pretty amazing week for the students
and for all of us. Your commitment to
taking these tours on and making them so
successful is most appreciated.
This past May was one of the busiest
periods the Friends of Jacksonville's
Historic Cemetery has had. We could
not have accomplished so much without
the help from our many Volunteers who
generously donated 271 + volunteer hours
during the month of May.

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News from the Friends of
Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery
History Saturday in the Cemetery,
July 11—Join us on Saturday, July 11 at
10:00am for a very moving and interesting
program, “The Civil War Comes to an
End,” presented by
Robert Hight and
Gail Nicholson. This
special program, in
recognition of the
150th Anniversary
of the end of our
Nation's Civil War,
will include a talk
on “Why the Civil
War Mattered and
the Civil War in
Southern Oregon.”
The reading of
Civil War poems, letters sent home from
soldiers and a short walking tour will
also be included. The program is free
with no advance reservations required.
Please meet your docents at the top of
the Cemetery Road where parking is
available. Dress for the weather, please.
Donations, no matter the amount, are
greatly appreciated and help support
educational programs and ongoing
preservation work in the cemetery.
Marker Cleaning and Workshop,
July 18—Join in the fun and help us
clean the grave markers in the cemetery.
Cleaning helps to not only preserve the
markers, but makes the inscriptions much
easier to read. Meet at the Sexton's Tool
House at 9:00am on the third Saturday
of each month through September 19.
All the necessary tools and supplies will
be provided along with instructions on
proper cleaning techniques. Remember
to dress accordingly as you may get a
bit dirty and wet! We suggest bringing a
stool to sit on, hat and sunscreen.
To learn more about these two events and
activities please visit
With sincere appreciation and
gratitude from the Friends of
Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery—The
following appeared in the Democratic
Times on June 2, 1893: "Although there were
no ceremonies at the Jacksonville cemetery
on Memorial Day, the floral decorations were
the handsomest and most profuse in southern
Oregon. We have the prettiest cemetery in the
state, and are justly proud of it."
Thank you to the following for
making our cemetery the "prettiest in the
state" this past Memorial Day—Members
of the Jacksonville Booster's Club,
Community Volunteers, Richard Shields,
Eric Villarreal and the Community Justice


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Jacksonville Review

Corner of 4th & Main

News Updates on the Jacksonville Community
Center by Jeanena Whitewilson

Ausland Group Giving Historic Courthouse
a Stronger Foundation
by Julia Wright, Ausland Group

Plans Coming Along...


oly Toledo! Has the chatter
about the Jacksonville
Community Center been
heating up like a mid-west storm? The
good news is people are expressing their
interest in the JCC’s plans and progress.
The stormy news is that the rumors and
gossip we’re hearing lead me to believe
some locals have missed reading a few
of my monthly columns in the Jacksonville
Review—Corner of 4th and Main or A Few
Minutes with the Mayor, both of which
are available for a quick catch-up in
the Review’s online archive section at
Since April 2013, the Jacksonville
Community Center has steadily stayed
on a direct path with a building location
and a mission. The JCC directors have
explored all other options during the past
several years through politically-changing
diversions. So, just to clear the stormy air,
and since some have asked, the mission
remains tried and true: Constructing
and operating a new multi-use, energyefficient building, with safe gathering
spaces for children and adults of all ages
in Jacksonville, its environs, and visitors
for educational, social, and cultural
events, to meet community needs,
enhance the quality of life, and promote
community involvement.
If you have questions or want to
get involved, ask any board member:
David Byland, Steve Casaleggio, David
Doi, Jerry Ferronato, Rick Patsche, Pam

Pearson, Liz Pursell, Donna Schatz, or
Jeanena Whitewilson. You will see us
marshaling Jacksonville parades, painting
public facilities, serving City positions,
digging-up artifacts, pulling invasive
woodland weeds, sharing history,
coordinating art shows, maintaining
historic buildings, planting gardens,
upgrading parks, socializing at local
events, and shopping locally. Please, don’t
be shy, just ask.
Designer Jim Cook developed 3 sets
of conceptual plans. We’ve revised
those to better meet the community
needs following an outreach response
from parents of 141 children, added to
other requests received over the past 2
years. To best meet those needs imagine
the rooms—some small, some larger,
some specially-equipped and some for
random activities. While Jim takes the
plans to the next level, the other JCC
directors are busy working on Planning
details, funding, outreach, and legal
documents. Soon, we will share Jim’s
next drawing with you!
Continue sending Letters of Intent
for future use, or (non-profit 501(c)
(3) tax-deductible donations to:
Jacksonville Community Center,
P.O. Box 1435, Jacksonville, OR
97530. Information contacts: David
Bylund:, Jeanena
Whitewilson:, or
call Jerry Ferronato 541-899-3726. We
appreciate your continued support.

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usland Group is just a few days
away from completing the
seismic upgrades on the historic
Jacksonville Courthouse.
This seismic renovation includes
installing brackets and hardware to the
original wood joists and anchoring them
to the existing masonry walls to reinforce
and strengthen the building and prevent
the floors and roof from possible collapse
in case of a seismic event.
“We’re so excited to have been able
to partner with the City of Jacksonville
on this project,” Kelsy Ausland, P.E.,
President of Ausland Group, stated.
Standing tall and proud since 1883, the
Courthouse has long served as the start to
Jacksonville’s historic core. It was formerly
occupied by the Jacksonville Museum and
the Southern Oregon Historical Society
until it was gifted from Jackson County to
the City of Jacksonville in 2012.
When it came time to decide who could
help keep the Courthouse standing strong
for another 130 years, Ausland Group was
the perfect fit.
Owned by Aaron and Kelsy Ausland,
and specializing in historic renovation
projects, Ausland Group has being
providing engineering and construction
services throughout the Pacific Northwest
for 67 years. When the City of Jacksonville
decided to move forward with
renovations to turn the Courthouse into
the New City Hall, Ausland Group was
ready to take on the challenge.
“Our team is passionate about historic
projects,” Ausland said, “and we are
honored to use our technical skills to keep
history alive.”
Ausland’s historic restoration team
includes leader Greg Ausland, P.E., V.P.
of Design, and a structural engineering
team, who together has over 100 years
of combined engineering experience.
Passionate about historic preservation,
Greg Ausland has had the distinctive
experience of being the project manager
on numerous award-winning projects,
including the historic restoration of 33
covered bridges in Oregon.
The challenge to retrofitting any
historic building is to strengthen it, while
maintaining the historic character of the
building itself. No stranger to working on
historical buildings, the Ausland Group,
based in Grants Pass, has also successfully
completed multiple renovation projects,
including the Applegate Elementary
School, Oregon Caves National
Monument Chateau, Britt Festivals
Gardens, Oregon Shakespeare Festival
“The Bricks,” and Southern Oregon
University’s Churchill Hall. They credit
their success to their culture of advocacy
and the strong team they have established.
“It is critical to have the right team
on board. Updating historic structures
requires striking a balance between
retaining original building features
and accommodating new technologies
and equipment,” Ausland stated,
“Accommodating new functions, changes
in technology and improved standards of
protection provide challenges to the reuse
of historic buildings and sites.”

The seismic renovations are being
delivered with a team approach that
provided a 30% savings over other
craftsmen in the area.
Like many of the historic buildings
in Oregon, the Jacksonville Courthouse
didn’t meet the seismic building code
standards required today. Built in 1883,
and listed on the National Register of
Historic Places, it is classified as an
unreinforced masonry building, which
is a brick building constructed without
steel reinforcements, ties and connections
required by modern building codes.
Although the courthouse was built with
high-quality materials, because the walls
are not tied to the floors and ceiling they
could collapse during an earthquake.
While Jacksonville has never been hit
with a significant seismic event, the last
several years have shown that similar
buildings on the West Coast are extremely
vulnerable to seismic activity.
In 2001, many buildings damaged
after the Nisqually earthquake hit Seattle
with a magnitude of 6.8 were built with
unreinforced masonry, similar to the
Jackson county courthouse. While there
were no casualties, people were injured and
property was damaged by falling bricks.
The San Simeon earthquake of 2003
had a magnitude of 6.6 off the Central
Coast of California, damaging multiple
unreinforced masonry buildings, including
the Acorn Building, which completely
collapsed, resulting in two fatalities.
There are thousands of unreinforced
masonry buildings in the California Bay
Area that have not been retrofitted, and
in 2014, Napa suffered a 6.0 earthquake
that damaged several of these types of
structures, while the historic buildings that
had been retrofitted performed as expected,
surviving without major damage.
While Oregon has never experienced
the frequency or magnitude of
earthquakes compared to California, that
doesn’t mean we aren’t at risk. A detailed
study* of the Cascadia Fault confirms that
the region has had frequent earthquakes
over the past several thousand years.
Based on these recurrences, there is
a high probability that Oregon will
experience a major earthquake. The
potential damage caused by unreinforced
masonry buildings collapsing could pose
a significant risk to the community.
With the seismic retrofit almost
complete, the Jacksonville Courthouse
renovation is one step closer to
completion, and while it will be providing
a home for the Jacksonville City Offices,
there is great potential for additional
public uses in the future.
“The Jacksonville Courthouse was built
to serve the community,” Ausland stated,
“and we’re proud to ensure it’s here for
generations to come.”
Ausland offers complete capital improvement
expertise in development consulting,
engineering and construction. For more
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*Robert Kayen (ed), “Turbidite Event HistoryMethods and Implications for Holocene Paleoseismicity
of the Cascadia Subduction Zone,” January 14, 2013,

July 2015

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A Few Minutes with the Mayor
by Paul Becker


1883 – An Interesting Year

while ago
I wrote a
in which I
over the construction of the historic
Courthouse soon to become Jacksonville's
City Hall. Built in 1883, it is an example of
superb hand-craftsmanship. Using only
natural materials of the day, it was built
without computer design renderings,
power tools, or anything electrical for
that matter. Electricity was brand new
and just then being installed in larger
cosmopolitan areas such as New Jersey,
where the first DC generating plant went
in earlier that year.
Presently, seismic retro-fitting required
by today's building codes is being
completed and I thought you might like
to see what some of the work looks like.
After all, it's your building. But first it
might be helpful to take a look at the
year this building was finished—1883—
for surely there were some interesting
events happening.
On a global scale, the biggest event was
the explosion of Krakatoa, west of Java,
which was 10,000 times more powerful
than the atomic bomb dropped on
Hiroshima. Killing over 40,000 people, it
created the loudest noise ever recorded,
the sound being heard almost 4,000
miles away. The explosion is classified as
the greatest natural disaster of the 19th
century, so large it created a tidal wave
that circled the globe seven times.
1883 also marks the opening of the
original Metropolitan Opera House in
New York City when the opera “Faust”
was performed on October 22nd. The
building's interior was opulent 19th
century in style and decor, but nonetheless,
in January of 1967 the landmark building
was destroyed at the insistence of the
Metropolitan Opera Board which feared
another opera company might use it after
they moved to Lincoln Center. The home
of Enrico Caruso could not be saved even
by the Historic Landmark Commission.
Thus, a priceless historical building was
lost. Our Courthouse has lasted 48 years
longer and will stand for another century
after the seismic work is finished.
1883 also saw the opening of the famed
Brooklyn Bridge on May 24th, though
not without some tragedy. Opening day
was marked by the closing of schools,
processions of thousands of people across
the bridge, politicians making speeches
(Yes... even then!), and fireworks in the
night sky. All was gala until Sunday, six
days later, when with thousands strolling
on the bridge, a rumor was started in
the crowd that the bridge was about
to collapse. Panic ensued and people
began to push and shove their way to
the Manhattan side where, in the end, 12
people were trampled-to-death.
On a happier note, the very first
vaudeville theater opened in Boston in
1883. Soon there were theaters in every
town and hamlet across the country.

Forgotten now, vaudeville was the prime
entertainment form for the next four
decades. It gave birth to Ginger Rogers,
Dick Powell, George Burns, Gracie Allen,
Jack Benny, Will Rogers, Buster Keaton,
and even the great Charlie Chaplin.
Finally, on November 18th, in a
development that affected every
living person in the United States,
the U.S. Naval Observatory changed
its telegraphic signals to match the
newly-created four time zones across
the nation. The need for time zones
had induced the railroads to force their
implementation and we have been using
that system ever since.
Truly, our Courthouse was born in an
interesting year. Now it will see a new
birth with the completion of the seismic
work, one that will hopefully see it
survive the 21st century and beyond. And
there is no building like it in this Valley—
a priceless heritage.
Here are some photographs showing
the interior under seismic construction.

Courthouse Upstairs

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

City Snapshot
Proposed Pot Ordinance Goes Up
in Smoke!—At its June 16 City Council
meeting, a proposed city ordinance
to regulate the cultivation of homegrown marijuana failed to pass, despite
deliberation for weeks prior to the
meeting. In two previous meetings,
council spent upwards of 5 hours and
countless hours of attorney and staff
time, discussing the need for a “nuisance
ordinance” to protect the public from the
possible perils of homegrown pot plants,
mostly the nasty smell. For reference,
due to the passage of State Senate Bill 91,
citizens over age 21 are now allowed to
grow up to 4 marijuana plants at their
residence for personal, recreational use.
For years, those with a legal Oregon
Medical Program “card,” have been able
to grow up to 24 plants, (6 plants for 4
occupants with an OMP card) living in
the same residence. It should be noted
that recreational use of marijuana is still
illegal under Federal law.
In prior testimony, Police Chief David
Towe strongly suggested that council
should pass an ordinance to give his
department more muscle to enforce
nuisance complaints—public complaints
regarding noxious smells is a common
problem surrounding marijuana
cultivation. Towe wanted extra ammo
to deal with complaints, should they
materialize, but was ultimately denied by
councilors still not convinced a problem
will exist in the first place. In the end,
Council decided to allow the current
city code to govern how smell and other
complaints will be dealt with. In other
words, council decided to take a “wait
and see” approach on the matter. It’s
worth noting that council was disjointed
and not in unison—several councilors
urged passage of a more restrictive
nuisance ordinance, including language

limiting grows to “indoors only” and
mandating security measures to protect
minors from access. And, to no avail, one
lone councilor expressed a desire for an
outright ban on pot plants in the city, as
the substance is still illegal under Federal
law. Council was, however, unified in
that the marijuana issue is a moving
target with more direction needed from
the state level. In the meantime, know
that your neighbor may be growing new,
legal crops you’ve never seen or smelled
before… and may also be ordering more
pizza than before!
Other City Business—Council voted
4-2 in favor of increasing the public safety
surcharge from $27 to $31 effective now
to adequately fund Fire Department
operations. The surcharge is the only
funding mechanism available at this
time to operate a 24-7 department, which
includes full-time medical response
Administrator Alvis informed Council
that repairs to the city’s 2 million gallon
water tank at the top of Britt Hill were
successful and that the tank, which
supplies the majority of drinking water
to residents, is expected to last another 12
years before maintenance of this sort is
needed again.
Planning Director Amy Stevenson
tendered her resignation on June 9 in a
letter to Administrator Alvis. Stevenson
held the post for 5 years and will leave her
post at the end of June. Alvis explained
to the Review that the “Director” post will
not be filled immediately. However, parttime Planning Department employee Ian
Foster has been promoted to full-time and
is expected to be assisted by Rogue Valley
Council of Governments Planner Dick
Converse. Converse is highly-qualified
and respected and has assisted the city in
several planning matters in past years.

For Jacksonville City Council Meeting Minutes, Agendas/
Packets and Audio Files, please visit
and click on the City Council tab.
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Alarm - 5
Animal Complaint - 5
Assault - 2
Assist - Other Gov't/Law
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Assist Public - 106
Burglary - 1
City Ordinance - 7
Civil - 7
Disorderly Conduct - 1
DUII - 3

Domestic - 4
Motor Vehicle Collision - 2
Noise - 2
Parking - 2
Private Property Tow - 2
Subpoena Service - 1
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Traffic/Roads All - 9
Trespassing - 1
Unsecure Premise - 1

CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, July 7, 6:00pm (OCH)
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Jacksonville Review





On Money & More: Why Cutler is Looking
to Emerging Market Equities
by Erich & Matt Patten, Cutler Investment Group


Matthew C. Patten
Chief Executive Officer
Portfolio Manager

Erich M. Patten
Chief Investment Officer
President/Portfolio Manager

History matters: it matters to Jacksonville and it matters
to Cutler Investment Group, headquartered at Bigham
Knoll. For three generations Cutler has been providing
conservative, income- focused investment solutions for
individuals and tax-exempt institutions. The Portland
Business Journal recognized us as a Top Investment
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Please stop by to learn how we can help.

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of a company to the markets). Faster
growth overseas should normalize that
discrepancy over time, or at least raise the
share of global equity valuations. But, as
Russia and Brazil have recently shown,
emerging markets are a cautionary tale.
Here are a few highlights for emerging
market investors to consider:
• Emerging markets should remain
a satellite investment for most
investors, meaning the bulk of your
portfolio should be in domestic assets
• Emerging markets should be
diversified. Diversification by
country, sector, and currency.
The downside risks for individual
countries and companies is generally
greater than domestic companies.
• Emerging market investors need to
account for currency fluctuations.
For many investors, the rise of the
US Dollar had the most significant
impact on their emerging market
returns this past year.
With US equity markets in a six year
bull run, and the prospect of the Fed
raising interest rates, it may be a good
time for domestically-focused investors to
look outside the US for value. At Cutler,
we are. If you’d like to talk to us about
where we see value in the global equity
marketplace, give us a call anytime.
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
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merging markets are no longer
sneaking-up on investors. Ten
years ago, perhaps. But, today’s
investors are well- aware of the growth
of China, the promise of India, and
the opportunities in Brazil and Russia.
Collectively, these countries have been
referred to as the BRIC’s, and were
considered a “slam dunk” investment
thesis a few years back. Well, the slam
dunk hasn’t completely turned-out.
Russia’s political aggression, subsequent
sanctions, falling Ruble, and weak oil
prices had a severe impact on their stock
market. Last year, the RSX (a broad
Russian stock market ETF) returned
-47%. Brazil had a run-in with corruption,
and their largest domestic oil company,
Petrobras took a $17 billion write-off
due to graft. Both of these countries are
notable cautionary tales for overseas
investors. However, India and China have
told a different story.
Last year, India was a jewel in the
global stock market with the BSE Sensex
up around 30%. China has taken that
baton and run with it, with mainland
Chinese shares up over 130% since May
30, 2014! Hong Kong traded shares of
Chinese companies have also rallied,
albeit not quite as much, up just over
30%. Why have the stock markets of these
countries done so well? Both India and
China have benefited from the prospect
(whether real or speculative) of reform.
For India, many anticipate political
reform from the election of a new Prime
Minister Narendra Modi. In China, stocks
have rallied on the possibility of market
reform and investors anticipating greater
investor access. Can this rally continue?
There are many risks, especially when a
stock market has gone “parabolic.” Still,
Cutler believes that there is value in the
emerging markets. After all, emerging
and developing economies represents
about 56% of global GDP, but only 25% of
global market capitalization (the “value”

5/14/15 1:33 PM

by Jack Berger, President, Board of Directors
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce


Chamber Announces New Board of Directors

pril 1st brought a few changes
to the Jacksonville Chamber of
Commerce Board of Directors
slate of officers! I assumed the role as
President, Tom Piete remains as Vice
President, Tim Balfour is the new
Secretary and Executive Director of
Marketing and the Information Center,
while Linda Graham of Scheffels Toys &
More continues-on as our Treasurer.
I am the CenturyLink manager
for the Rogue Valley and just retired
from 37 years with the US Army as a
Warrant Officer. Tom retired from Intel
Corporation and is an Insurance Agent
for Aflac. Tim Balfour, our Executive
Director, recently hired Marilyn Lewis
and Susan Hearnsberger as part-time staff
with Maryl Cipperly continuing-on parttime to staff the Visitors Center. Please
stop-by and say hello to everyone.
Our Board members are: Bobby
Abernathy of Britt Festivals, Ian Bechtel of
Cutler Investments at Bigham Knoll, Jamie
Collins, owner of Back Porch Bar & Grill,
Arlis Duncan of Page One Productions,
Jo Parker of WillowCreek Gifts, Carmen
Whitlock from Eleglance, and Laurie
Hermansen with Umpqua Bank.
We are an incredible, diverse group
of professionals with lots of energy and
ideas to share. But I admit we are only as
successful as the support we have from

Jacksonville Chamber members and
residents. To paraphrase, “Ask not what
the Chamber can do for you, but ask what
you can do for the Chamber!” Thank you
all for being the best part of our historic
town. If you have a business in the
Jacksonville area, I’d like to personally
invite you to become involved with our
professional organization dedicated
to the success of the commercial
community in Jacksonville.
The Chamber focus is to support the
local businesses that provide a unique
flavor to our historic town. In this way,
we serve not only visitors but our local
residents, as well. There are many
upcoming events this year, so be sure to
mark your calendars for the season! On
June 6, the "Taste of Summer" celebration
was well-attended and was a fantastic
gathering. Thanks so much to all of those
that volunteered and especially a big
shout-out to Bobby Abernathy from Britt.
I am honored to be a part of Chamber
Board and am excited to work with the
City to promote our businesses. I look
forward to all the upcoming events and
opportunities to better our community.
We all welcome your questions and
comments through the Visitor Information
Center at 541-899-8118 or via email
at or

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Fire Safety Requirements



by Sandy J. Brown, AICP

he recent lightning storm that
rumbled through our Valley
reminded me that fire season
is here, making the issue of fire safety a
timely subject.
Wildfires are a natural
hazard that occurs in
Oregon, particularly
during the dryer months
of summer and fall. The
combination of ample
fuel, dry climate and
either lightning or manmade caused combustion means wildfires
will occur annually somewhere in the
state and pose a threat to many Oregon
communities. People living in Oregon
are more vulnerable to wildfires than in
the past because more homes are located
in and near forests or other types of
flammable vegetation.
In Jackson County, these firevulnerable areas are identified on the
County Planning Division’s “Hazardous
Wildlife Area Map.” Within these
areas, all new structures or additions
to existing structures (except for minor
exemptions allowed) are required to
comply with Chapter 8.7, Wildfire Safety
Requirements. Compliance with the
standards is verified through a Fire Safety
Inspection that is coordinated through
Jackson County Planning Division and
is required prior to issuance of building
permits. Several of the primary firerelated issues addressed in Chapter 8.7
include the following:
• Fuel Breaks. A 100-foot minimum
fuel break must be created and
maintained around all new
structures/additions. This includes
a 50-foot primary fuelbreak and a
50 foot secondary fuel break around
the primary fuel break. The primary
fuel break should remove fuels that
will produce flame lengths in excess
of one foot. Trees should be spaced
at least 15 feet apart and should be
pruned to remove dead and low
branches, as well as maintain an
adequate distance from the roof.
Dead fuels must be removed and
flammable groundcover materials
(e.g., bark mulch) may not be used
in landscaping within 12 inches of
buildings. Firewood piles, slash piles,
and woodsheds need to be placed at
least 30 feet from all structures.
• The secondary fuel break should
reduce the likelihood of a crown fire
and lessen the overall intensity of a
wildfire. Trees should be adequately
spaced and small trees, brush, and
dead fuels should be removed.
Understory vegetation may include

grass or groundcover less than
12 inches in height and low fuel
volume, fire resistant shrubs (see
Jackson County’s User’s Guide for
drought and fire resistant
landscape materials). An
additional 50 feet, for a
total of 100 feet, will be
added to the secondary
fuelbreak when the
natural slope of the
area within 100 feet of
the proposed structure
exceeds 20 percent - to be added to
the area below and to each side of the
proposed structure.
• Roof Coverings: All structures will
have Class A or B roofing depending
on the type of structure. Wood
roofing of any type, including
pressure treated wood shingle or
shakes are not allowed.
• Access: Fire safety access is required
to be constructed to the applicable
design standards, which requires a
minimum of a 22 foot wide fuelbreak,
which includes the driving surface,
access that can support a fire truck,
and a minimum vertical clearance.
• Chimneys: All chimneys are required
to have a spark arrestor.
• Address signs: Address signs will be
posted to be visible from both directions
on the roadway providing the access.
For additional questions on firevulnerable areas within Jackson County,
contact the Jackson County Development
Services Department.
In the City of Jacksonville, the firevulnerable areas are identified as an Urban/
Wildland Interface, an overlay district whose
requirements are described in Chapter
17.40 of the Jacksonville Zoning Code. This
overlay is typically located in the peripheral
areas of the City. Typically, the interface
is an area where residential development
comes into contact with natural vegetation
that can add to the rapid spread of a fire
and increased fuels. Some of the fire-related
issues addressed by the Urban/Wildland
district include the requirement for twostreet access, the use of low combustion
construction materials, and the creation of
fuel breaks, driveway length, grade, and
design, and filing of fire-safety plans. For
additional questions on fire-vulnerable areas
within Jacksonville, contact the Jacksonville
Planning Department.
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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Let's Talk Real Estate

by Graham Farran, Expert Properties

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300 Crater Lake Ave., Ste. 100, Medford, OR 97504
©2015 Banc of California, National Association, dba Banc Home Loans. All rights reserved. NMLS# 530611

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

871 Medford Center
Medford, OR 97504
Fax : 541-772-2010

4553 Pleasant Creek Rd, Rogue River
$335,000 • 3 BR • 2.5 BA • 1999 SF

4015 S Stage Rd, Medford
$470,000 • 3 BR • 2 BA • 2100 SF

Beautiful home on 6 acres. Open floor plan with a
large custom kitchen & pantry. Large front porch,
spacious entry & LR w/wood stove. Large master
suite. All bedrooms have vaulted ceilings. The home
boasts an expansive back patio perfect for entertaining. There is a large garage, extra space for RV, great
well and shows pride of ownership.

Private country home minutes to Jacksonville and
Medford. 2,100 sf, 3 BR, 2 BA, open floor plan, 11.68
irrigated acres. The property also has mature berry
plants, picturesque valley views and relaxed living in
a peaceful setting. The zoning is RR5, and the property can be divided. The 11.68 acres and can be divided per county into 2-five acre parcels.

40825 Hwy 62, Prospect
$299,000 • 2 BR • 2 BA • 1856 SF

Lot 1100 Old Ferry Rd Shady Cove
$275,000 • 11 Acres

Custom Log Home built by Craig Davis Construction.
Mountain views and 5.09 acres of privacy, only 5 minutes to Lost Creek Lake. Over 700 sf of decks and
2 masters with contemporary tiled baths. Kitchen w/
oak cabinets, Corian counters, Jenn Aire Range and
Swedish laminate flooring. 20 ft ceilings, double lofts,
office space and European style lighting. .

Fabulous Rogue River frontage property. 1100 feet
of river frontage and on a very popular fishing hole.
Power to the edge of property and has septic approval. Has well drilled but no well pump. 4 miles
from Shade Cove, very private drive. Exceptional
value for one of a kind property.

Jo Heim July 2015.indd 1

6/19/15 9:54 AM

ome prices are rising as
our economy continues to
improve; retirees are retiring
in droves and millennials are movingout of their parents’ basements and
into the housing market. Housing
demand is strong and the inventory
of homes is low—so home prices
are being driven-up. So how do you
figure-out the value of your home?
There are many ways you can
calculate the value of your home, but
most of them are pretty inaccurate.
You can go to and look up
your home’s “Zestimate,”
which is a home value
calculated by taking
a radius search
of neighboring
homes that have
sold. This will
work great if all
your neighbors’
homes were
built in the same
year by the same
builder, have the
same features and
the exact same
amenities. If not,
then this won’t
work. You can
take the price you
purchased your home
for and add to that the
average price growth in your
area. This may or may not work as
home prices in Jackson County went up
and up until 2006, then declined from
2007-2011, leveled in 2012, then started
going back up in 2013—requiring you
to do lots of addition and subtraction.
So how do you come-up with a value of
your home?
Your home’s value is determined by
two factors—what a buyer will pay
for your home and what an appraiser
will appraise it for. We have three
major groups of buyers in Southern
Oregon and each group has its unique
requirements for housing which, in turn,
is causing different levels of demand for
different price points of homes.
Locals—The population is growing
in Jackson County and kids are getting
older, getting married, moving-out of
their parents’ home to buy their first
home. Or, first time home buyers are
moving-up to a larger home as their
families grow. The median price of a
home is in the $200,000 range, so homes
priced under $200,000 are in high
demand as our service industry grows
and our population ages. Because many
of these homes are being bought by
young couples, they typically are heavily
financed with little money down and
they must appraise. Many sellers can get
a buyer to pay a higher price for their
home but they are limited by what an
appraiser will value it for. The buyer
and the bank pay the appraiser to make
sure the price they are paying is equal
to three similar homes just sold in the
area. This protects the buyer and the
lending bank from overpaying for the
home. Expect to see very steady demand
and price growth in homes priced under
$200,000 with appraisers keeping the
prices from growing too quickly.
Retirees—We are again seeing
hundreds and hundreds of retirees
choosing Southern Oregon as a place
to retire. With our unique combination
of four seasons, outdoor activities,
abundance of wineries, golf and cultural
activities such as live plays, musical
events, and reasonably-priced housing,
we are the perfect place to retire. Retirees
are clear in the homes they want to

purchase. They may have sold a home
in California for $1.5 million but part of
that revenue will be for retirement and
part for the purchase of their home in
Southern Oregon. Most retirees focus on
modest-sized, newer and nicer homes
with all the living space and master
bedrooms on the first floor. Currently,
demand is stronger than the supply
of these homes. In Jacksonville, if a
newer home comes on the market in the
$400,000-$500,000 range, with the master
bedroom on the main floor, there will be
multiple offers, and most of them will be
all-cash. The demand for these
homes far outnumbers supply,
so prices of these homes
are climbing quickly and
often sell above appraised
price. Expect to see
prices increasing on
these newer homes
priced below
$500,000 faster
than any other
price category as
appraisals aren’t
important to
these cash
We are seeing
families we
call “Escapees,”
which leave large
metropolitan areas and
come to our area for a better
quality of life. The catch is: it’s hard to
make a high wage once they arrive. Our
economy in Southern Oregon is largely
based on the lower-paying service
industry that caters to the retirees. The
local medical industry does bring in
high paying workers, as well as some
high level management jobs at Harry
& David, Amy’s Kitchen and Lithia;
but, our economic base is small. Many
families want to move here but can’t
duplicate the salaries available in large
cityies, so most Escapees bring their
job with them and continue to work for
fortune 1000 companies remotely from
home. These escapees are buying the
higher priced homes but the market is
sketchy. Homes priced over $500,000
can take two, three or four years to
sell waiting for highly-paid escapees
to move to our area. This category of
buyer can also be all-cash but there are
far more homes on the market priced
above $500,000 than there are buyers for
those homes. When these homes do sell,
they usually sell for less than asking price.
Expect to see prices rising as retirees start
to buy higher priced homes here as they
net more from their home sales out of
state, and large companies allow more
workers to work from home increasing the
number of Escapees in Southern Oregon.
So what is your home worth? What
will a buyer pay for it? Where does your
home price fall? Does your home appeal
to a retiree? Do you have a new home
with a master on the bottom? If you
want to know the value of your home,
skip Zillow and call your local Realtor
who can tell you the more accurate
estimated value of your home. If you
bought your home from 2003-2007 and
the value is not where you want it to
be, consider renting it out to one of the
retirees who are waiting for a newer
home with the master on the bottom to
come on the market.
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

July 2015

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Van Vleet, Jacksonville

505 N. 5th St, Jacksonville, OR 97530


7542 Sterling Creek Rd.

Amazing mountain retreat outside historic Jacksonville, near
Applegate wineries. Custom built on 20 acres, fabulous views and
clear blue skies. Chinkapin wood floors, vaulted ceiling, incredibly
crafted staircase and cabinetry. Master BR on the main level. Fenced
garden, seasonal creek and pond. Incredible privacy!


640 Grove St., Jacksonville

Custom home built in 2006 on .27 acres plus a separate .44 acre
view lot!. 4 BR & 2.5 BA & 2232 Sq. ft. Master suite is on the
main level. High ceilings, vertical windows, bamboo and tile
floors. Custom cabinetry throughout & granite counters in the
kitchen. Many beautiful details. Enjoy the privacy of owning
both lots or build another home on the second lot.

1864 Filmore Drive, Medford

Beautiful 3 bedroom and 2 bath home in a great East Medford
neighborhood. Family room, brick fireplace, built- in
bookcases and china cabinet. Lone Pine School District.






40 Freeman Ct., Central Point

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


823 Palima, Eagle Point

4.32 acre parcel of land with mountain and valley views, zoned
R-1-10. Located just north of the Trent Jones Golf Course. Would
be perfect for a possible rural subdivision w/ four 1 acre parcels.


5932 Sterling Creek Rd., Jacksonville

Beautiful 19.5 acres with fabulous views, 2 ponds, irrigation and
a very nice 1991 Golden West 1620 sq. ft. manufactured home.
There is a gated entry and a paved driveway.





6479 Hwy 238, Jacksonville

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


Kathy H July 2015.indd 1

Upper Applegate Rd • 5 acres • Jacksonville
Close to Applegate Lake. Includes fractional interest in
recreational lot on the river. Standard septic approval.
Seller is having well drilled. Wonderful Views!


Placer Hill Drive, Jacksonville
5 acres -

Nestled above Jacksonville in Vista Wood Ranch. Underground
utilities, paved road, fabulous mountain and city views.


Lyn F. Boening,

6/17/15 2:58 PM

820 N. 5th St.


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

Now–July 26: Our whimsical June/July exhibit continues
through month’s end. Author readings resume during a
reception for the artists on Saturday, July 11, 12–3pm! !
•1:00pm: Patrick Leahy
reads from his novel The
Old Night of Your Name.!
•2:00pm: Phyllis Sanderson
reads from her novel
Remembered My Way, Act I.!


“Pinwheels,” Anne Brooke!

Life Drawing Studio!

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

• 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.
• Saturday, July 4, Noon-3:00pm: mayor's
annual 4th of july picnic, Courthouse
Grounds. See article page 15.
• Wednesday, July 8, Noon-1:00pm: "UP, UP, AND
presentation at Jacksonville Library. See article page 28.
• Friday, July 10, 7:00pm: movie night at old
city hall, "Son of Fury." See article this page.
• Saturday-Monday, July 11-13: children's
festival, presented by The Storytelling Guild.
Britt Festival Grounds. Saturday & Sunday, 4:308:30pm, Monday, 10:00am-1:30pm. See ad page 27.
• Saturday, July 11, 7:00am: britt woods
firehouse run. See article page 32.

Art Presence Offsite Exhibits!

•Pioneer Village:
Minimalist photography by
Tom Glassman is on display
July–October. Opening
reception Thursday, July 9,
4–6pm. Left, “Equine Lines” !
•Jacksonville Library: Oil
paintings by Walt Wirfs
through the end of July. !
•Medford Library: The
Bridge to 2020, monotype prints by Catie Faryl.!

Art Presence Art Center is a nonprofit organization
located at 206 N. Fifth St., next to Jacksonville’s historic
courthouse. Gallery hours: 11am–5pm every Fri–Sun.!!

GoodBean Coffee!
July 1–31: Patrick Beste!

Patrick is an abstract painter
from Ashland, working
primarily in abstract and
watercolor. His work is
characterized by vivid color,
lively movement, texture,
and fun. Perfect for summer
atmosphere in the shop!
165 South Oregon Street ~ 541-899-8740!

South Stage Cellars!
July 9–August 12!
Pegi Smith!

The ever-popular Pegi Smith
brings new works for your
consideration. For collectors and
those who have not seen the
works of this talented, self-taught
artist, this show is a must-see!
Reception Sat., July 18, 5:30–8
pm! Meet the artist, view her new
paintings, and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, live
music by “Not Too Shabby,” and fine SSC wines!!
125 South Third Street ~ 541-899-9120!

• Saturday, July 11, 10:00-11:30am: history
saturday in the cemetery, Jacksonville
Historic Cemetery. See article page 13.
• Saturday & Sunday, July 11 & 12, 11:00am-4:00pm:
sohs & cascade civil war society
living history days, Hanley Farm.
See article page 9.
• Saturday, July 11, Noon-4:00pm: history
at beekman house,
"Victorian Etiquette." See ad page 11.

It is said that the actress Piper Laurie once said of
Tyrone Power, our star in SON OF FURY, "Tyrone
Power was Saturday afternoon at the movies." If you've
never seen him, one look at this film, and you'll agree.
Devilishly handsome, he is cast with a young and
beautiful Gene Tierney who was described as, "The
most beautiful woman I have ever seen," by no less than
Darryl Zanuck himself... who ran 20th Century Fox.
Supporting these two is another actor who was
adept at scene stealing himself... the inimitable George
Sanders... and he plays as dastardly a villain as ever has
been seen on the silver screen. George plays Tyrone's






• Saturday, July 18, 9:00am-Noon: cemetery
marker cleaning & workshop,
Jacksonville Historic Cemetery. See article page 13.
• Saturday, July 18, Noon, 1:30pm & 3:00pm:
beekman house living history,
"Time Travel to 1932!." See ad page 11.
• Saturday, July 18, 7:00pm: dinner in the
vines, Troon Vineyard. See ad page 39.
• Tuesday, July 21 or July 28, 6:30pm: social
security workshop, Jones & Associates.
See ad page 17.
• Friday, July 24, 4:00-6:00pm: old fashion
fair, Pioneer Village. See ad page 14.
• Saturday & Sunday, July 25 & 26: william
henry special event at carefree
buffalo. See ad page 40.
• Saturday, July 25, 5:00-9:00pm: origins farmto-table gourmet dinner series,
Hanley Farm. See article page 9.

uncle, determined to rob
Tyrone of his rightful
inheritance. Supporting
him in his evil ways is
his daughter, played by
Frances Farmer, a gifted
actress who would soon
suffer mental madness in her short life.
SON OF FURY is a magnificent film filled with romance
and adventure. It will screen on Friday, July 10th, at 7:00pm
at Old City Hall. As of this printing, there is NO Britt Concert
scheduled that night so parking should be a little easier.

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 runs daily.

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• Thursday, July 16, 6:00-8:00pm: book talks &
wine, South Stage Cellars. See article next page.

Jacksonville Trolley Tours

More at:!

17 & 18
25 & 26

• Sunday, July 12, 9:00am: ata loop-route
hike at red lily vineyard, meet at Red
Lily. See article page 33.

July Movie Night at Old City Hall

Website & Art Event Calendar by
flyer 6/17/15 5:51 PM P
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• Saturday, July 11, Noon-3:00pm: 'celebrate!'
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Performing Arts in the Rogue Valley
7/2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 7p Ashland City Band—Thu. Evening
concert + pre-concert @ 6:15pm (7/2 Dixieland Band, 7/9
Jabberwocky, 7/16 Big Band, 7/23 Jefferson State Brass,
7/30 German Band). BBS; FREE Admission
7/2 5:30p Best of Britt Benefit, featuring Big Bad Voodoo
Daddy (8:45p)—fusion of classic American sounds
including jazz, swing and Dixieland. BP; Tix: BRITT
7/4 10a Ashland 4th of July Parade—featuring Ashland
City Band, American Band College & more. Siskiyou
Blvd., Ashland; FREE
7/4 12:15p—4:30p Music featuring Ashland City Band
& more + reading of Declaration of Independence. BBS;
FREE Admission
7/4 8p American Band College—July 4th Fireworks
Concert. AHSS; Tix: ABCFC
7/5 7:30p Ben Folds—frontman and pianist of the
alternative rock band Ben Folds Five. BP; Tix: BRITT
7/6 7:30p Boz Scaggs—singer & guitarist, former Steve
Miller Band lead singer, with several top 20 solo hits.

7/25 7p John Butler Trio / Ethan Tucker—Australian
roots & jam band plus Olympia, WA acoustic guitarist.
7/26 7p G. Love & Special Sauce / Big Head Todd & the
Monsters—hip-hop blues group + Colorado rock band (also
local fav The Brothers Reed in BPG @ 6p). BP; Tix: BRITT
7/31 8p Britt Orchestra—Opening night: Gala Dinner
(6p), world class orchestra under direction of Teddy
Abrams performing Abram’s Visceral, Scriabin’s Poem
of Ecstasy and Orff’s Carmina Burana. BPG; Tix: BRITT
7/1-6/31 (Every day exc. Tue. & 7/4) Cabaret—classic
musical set in 30’s Berlin decadence. OCT, Tix: OCT
7/1, 4, 7, 10, 15, 18, 21, 24 & 30 The Count of Monte
Cristo—19th-century adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’
classic tale of vengeance. OSFAET; Tix: OSF
7/1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 15, 16, 18, 25, & 31 Guys and
Dolls—hilarious musical classic from a Damon Runyan
story. OSFBMR; Tix: OSF
7/1, 3, 4, 7, 9-11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 24, 26, & 30 Much Ado
About Nothing—Shakespeare play. OSFBMR; Tix: OSF

7/9 8:30p An Evening with Rising Appalachia—folk
music: folk standards to jazz, to New Orleans soul, to
old mountain traditionals, to activist anthems. BPG; Tix:

7/2 - 7/31 (Thu/Fri/Sat 8p, Sun 2p; no show 7/4) Jesus
Christ Superstar—Andrew Lloyd Webber rock opera
based on Gospels' accounts of the last week of Jesus's

7/14 7p The Decemberists / Calexico—Portland, OR
indie folk rock band + alternative country music group.

7/2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12 7p (exc. Sun 1p) The
Madwoman of Chaillot—poetic satire by French
dramatist Jean Giraudoux. RTC; Tix: RTC

7/16 6:30p NEEDTOBREATHE presents Tour de
Compadres featuring NEEDTOBREATHE, Switchfoot,
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors and Colony House.

7/2, 9, 14, 17, 21, 24,26 & 30 Pericles—Shakespeare play.

7/17 8p Quadraphonic: Spatial Frontiers—An Evening
of Improvised Electronic Music & Video Collage
Performed by Control Voltage Therapy. BPG; Tix:
7/23 6:30p Under the Sun Tour: Sugar Ray / Better than
Ezra / Uncle Kracker / Eve 6—Big bands & hits of the
90s. BP; Tix: BRITT
7/24 7:30p Easton Corbin / Ruthie Collins—Nashville
country artist paired with bluegrass singer. BP; Tix:

7/2, 5, 8, 12, 14, 16, 17, 23, & 29 Secret Love in Peach
Blossom Land—A contemporary delight of Chinese
drama. OSFBMR; Tix: OSF
7/3 Noon A Conversation with Alexa Junge—adapter of
Fingersmith & OSF’s resident dramaturg. OSFCH; Tix: OSF
7/3 & 7/9 Fingersmith—a wild ride of a Victorian crime
thriller. OSFBMR; Tix: OSF
7/3, 9, 12, 14, 17, 23, 26 & 29 Head Over Heels—
Elizabethan love story set to beat of ‘80s pop icons the
Go-Go’s. OSFAET; Tix: OSF
7/5 Noon A Conversation with LGBTQ Artists from
OSF—incl. Christopher Acebo, Sara Bruner, Daniel T.

July Book Talks & Wine at South Stage Cellars
Book Talks & Wine at South Stage
Cellars takes place on Thursday, July
16, from 6:00-8:00pm at the Tasting
Room at 125 South 3rd Street. Local
author and linguistics professor Edwin
Battistella will read from his book
Sorry About That; The Language of Public
Apology. A monthly event featuring
authors from The State of Jefferson,
Book Talks & Wine at South Stage is the
perfect place for book lovers to gather
and meet local literati while enjoying
one of the Rogue Valley’s premier
wine venues. Admission is free. For
more information contact South Stage
Cellars at 541-899-9120 or online at

by Lee Greene
Parker & others. OSFCH; Tix: OSF
7/5, 12, 16, 18, 21-23, 25, 29 & 31 Long Day’s Journey Into
Night—Eugene O’Neill’s ultimate American family
drama masterpiece. OSFTHO; Tix: OSF
7/7, 9-11, 15, 18, 19, 22, 24, 25, 28, 30 & 31 The Happiest
Song Plays Last—3rd in Quiara Alegría Hudes’ trilogy
about ex-Marine’s search for purpose after returning
from Iraq war. OSFTHO; Tix: OSF
7/29 & 7/31 Sweat—world premiere by Lynn Nottage
explores America’s industrial decline at turn of the
century in a Pennsylvania town. OSFBMR; Tix: OSF

LEGEND – Abbreviations for venues, tickets & performances
ABCFC – American Band Concert Fireworks Concert, tickets:
Cripple Creek Music, Ashland; online, at stadium
beginning 6:30p
AHSS – Ashland High School Stadium, 201 South Mountain Ave.
BBS – Butler Band Shell, Lithia Park, Ashland
BP – Britt Festival’s Britt Pavilion, 350 First St., Jacksonville
BPG – Britt Festival’s Performance Garden, 350 First St., Jacksonville
BRITT – Britt Festivals; info: or call
541-773-6077 or 1-800-882-7488; tickets: online http://www. or box office at 216 W. Main St., Medford
CAMELOT- Camelot Theatre - 101 Talent Avenue, Talent; tickets:
EVW – EdenVale Winery, 2310 Voorhies Rd, Medford, OR 97501
OCT – Oregon Cabaret Theater, 241 Hargadine Street, Ashland;
tickets: 541-488-2902,
OSF – Oregon Shakespeare Festival; tickets: 800-219-8161,
OSFAET – OSF’s Allen Elizabethan Theatre, corner of E Main and
Pioneer St, Ashland
OSFBMR – OSF’s Angus Bowmer Theatre, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland
OSFCH – OSF’s Carpenter Hall, S. Pioneer St., Ashland
OSFTHO – OSF’s Thomas Theatre, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland
RTC – Randall Theater Company, 10 3rd St., Ashland; tickets:
RVS – Rogue Valley Symphony; tickets: 541-552-6398,

EdenVale Winery’s
Summer Music Series is here
Join us for great local music. All ages welcome.
For more information:
July 2
July 3
July 9
July 10
July 16
July 23
July 24

The Dean Band
Jive Mountain
Salsa Brava
Robbie Dacosta Trio
Rob Tyre & Teri Cote
Rogue Valley Symphony
Purchase tickets at
July 30 Duke Street
Wine, food, beer, and soft drinks available
for purchase.
2310 Voorhies Road, Medford, Oregon
Also visit Enoteca in Ashland on the Plaza
Both locations open every day.

Summer Series

July 24, 2015

Featuring Kinga Augustyn, violin

2015-2016 Season
Sept 25-27, 2015
Stanislav Khristenko, piano

October 16-18, 2015
Amit Peled, cello

January 15-17, 2016
Elena Urioste, violin

February 26-28, 2016
Ana Vidovic, guitar

April 22-24, 2016
Alexander Schimpf, piano

Martin Majkut
Music Director


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July 2015

Jacksonville Review

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For homeowners, business owners,
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area, or a private garden, the sound and
appearance of water improves the overall
nature of an outdoor living space.
Running water is commonly utilized in
stress reduction and relaxation exercises,
as well as sleep-aid therapy. Whether
intently listening, or enjoying the water
as soothing background noise, fountains
reinforce stress reduction by drowningout abrasive sounds of daily living.
In addition to mental health benefits,
running water can promote physical
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otherwise dry, arid environments while
serving as natural air purifiers, cycling
dust and allergens and removing them
from the air. Outdoor water features can
also benefit individuals who struggle with
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Customer traffic is a major source
of revenue for any business with a
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Restaurants, bars, and cafes with sidewalk
and patio-style seating may attract
new customers with the refreshing and
relaxing sight and sound of running

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For these reasons and more, an outdoor
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Fall Conference on "Our Critical Climate"


by Alan Journet, Ph.D.

hether we delight in the
deserts of the Southwest, the
plains of Kansas, the forests
of the eastern states, or the beauty of our
own forests, mountains, and rivers in
the Rogue Basin almost everyone loves
where they live. We are no exception! As
a newcomer to the area, I have come to
delight in the vistas and natural beauty of
the Applegate Valley. The answer to why
the area is so beautiful, is revealed in a
trip to Grants Pass: “It’s the Climate.” The
forests, woodlands, agriculture, wineries,
and rivers we enjoy so much are, indeed,
maintained by our climate.
But anyone who lives here knows
that we have been experiencing some
troubling trends throughout the region.
We are living in a warming climate:
NOAA data from Medford, for example,
tell us that the city has warmed nearly 2
degrees Fahrenheit over the last century,
with 2014 a full 4 degrees F above the
annual temperature trend. We are also
experiencing decreasing snowfall,
reduction in
late summer
stream flow
and water
for domestic
and agricultural use, trends that have
been evident over the last four decades.
A reasonable question is whether
this is all a consequence of the natural
climatic ebb and flow, or some other
factor. Additional relevant questions are:
Will the future bring a return to historic
patterns, or a continuation of the trends
that now compromise our region? Is
there anything we can do to address
these trends?
To help answer these questions,
Southern Oregon Climate Action Now
is organizing a two day fall conference:
“Our Critical Climate: Trends, Impacts
& Solutions—A Rogue Basin Summit.”
October 13th will explore current
trends and projections and their local
consequences. Our keynote speaker, Dr.
Phil Mote, Director of the Oregon Climate
Change Research Institute at OSU, will
discuss Pacific Northwest trends and

projections and what the consequences
might be. The first day will continue by
exploring local trends and consequences
featuring speakers from the region. That
evening, Mary Wood from the University
Of Oregon School Of Law will discuss
the efforts of “Our Children’s Trust,”
where concerned youth are holding
governments accountable for protecting
natural resources for future generations.
October 14th will focus on solutions.
The morning session will provide a series
of short presentations describing what
is being done currently in the Basin to
address the trends we are experiencing.
The keynote speaker for this day will be
Eugene Mayor, Kitty Piercy discussing
what Eugene is doing. The culmination
of the conference will be a series of
‘Break-out’ sessions on October 14th
when attendees will join smaller interest
groups each focusing on different area of
concern: Water; Forest Health and Fire;
Agriculture; Sustainable Energy and
Transportation; Building construction;
and tourism;
action. These
groups will
initiate ideas. During the coming months,
representatives from these sessions will
continue meeting to discuss and further
develop plans.
Our goal is to inspire actions that
reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the
regional level and help communities
prepare for regional climate change
The target audience of 300 includes
elected officials, government department
staff, professionals, decision-makers,
media, students, and the general public.
Registration for the two-day conference
is: $45 for ‘early birds’ before July 15th
($55 after that date) with a final deadline
of September 15th. The registration fee
covers morning refreshments and lunches
for the two days.
Developing details about the event, to be
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Lavender - Cont'd. from Pg. 4
are more than worth all the effort.
The best part? “Seeing all the happy
people” who visit their farm, John and
Bonnie agreed. “Lavender really does
have a calming effect; people start to
decompress when they come out here,”
John said.
I can certainly attest to that! I didn’t
want to leave this magical land of
lavender, but I reassured myself I can

return anytime I want during the next
two months. Yes, I do feel lucky to
live in Southern Oregon. And I’ll be
sure to tell my summer RCC students
about our Lavender Trail; it’s one more
reason for them to love it here, too.
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Jacksonville Review

July 2015

Making Your House Your Home

by Carmen Whitlock, Eléglance Home Decor


Coloring Your House to Make it Your Home - Part 2



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each other on the color wheel, invented
by Isaac Newton. This month, let’s talk
about how colors affect the way we feel in
various rooms.
A predominant home color should be
chosen first and while it doesn’t have to
“appear” in every room, it should work
well with the door and window trim. It
should be consistent in every room of
your home, including the flooring, as
well. You can then select coordinating
colors and introduce or remove colors
into or from your color scheme as
you move from one room to another,
maintaining a consistent flow
and comfortable feel.
This predominate color
should also coordinate with
the exterior of your home.
When the front door is opened
into the entry, in comes the
exterior color. When you look
out your windows, you see
roof overhangs or the angled
side of an exterior wall which
incorporates itself into your
interior space.
Entry colors should set the tone
for your home. If you choose a warm
tone like brown and beige or red/
yellow/orange, these colors stimulate
conversation and evoke a warm,
welcoming feel. If you prefer a cooler
feel, use grays, blues and whites. In either
case, these colors should follow into the
next room and transition slowly from
room to room.
Reds are a great color for kitchens and
dining rooms as they stimulate appetite
and also create a warm environment
where people want to linger and
converse. Red canisters, flowers, candles
or other accessories can be an accent
color against a more neutral pallet such
as cream and brown if you are not ready
to paint your walls red. Watching your
weight? Consider keeping red out of the
kitchen and going with a cooler color
such as green or blue.
Green is the color of concentration and
works well in a home office. It’s one of the
most soothing colors and can be enjoyed
for longer periods of time without making
a person feel they need to be up and
moving around as red would do.
Blue is the best choice for wall color
in a room to get the best sleep. In my

design practice, I feel it is important to
make a master bedroom a place where
you want to be to relax. If blue is not your
best color, try cream or soft green. In
conjunction, the master bath should be a
continuation of the same color scheme as
they are connected and visible from one
room to the other.
Children’s rooms can be a warm
neutral with bright color splashes added
that are easily swapped-out as the child
grows and interests change. Blues and
greens tend to slow down the nervous
system and produce a sense of calmness
and tranquility. Babies seem to cry more
in a yellow room because certain hues
may increase anxiety. An earthy red is
preferable to a bright red which
can be overwhelming and too
stimulating. Orange can actually
make a room feel small and
cramped, so use it sparingly.
Pre-teens and teenagers should
be able to choose their room
color. Flooring, door and window
trim, doors and bathroom
tile should tie-in with that
predominant color we discussed
earlier but the wall color,
window treatments, art work,
and bedding are easier and less expensive
to change-out, so let them have what they
want with some exceptions. Black is never
going to be a good wall color for a teen.
Used as an accent wall or against white
or a brighter blue, green, red or pink is
fine but a dominant darker color is too
depressing for an entire room and can
also pull energy from the room.
Color is a universal language and can
be “read” by everyone…choose colors
for your home that you enjoy and that
coordinate with your existing furniture
and accessories (unless you are replacing
them all) and don’t be concerned with
what others think of your selection. Your
home should be a reflection of your
personality and provide a comfortable
environment for you and your family.
Carmen Whitlock
is a certified interior
designer who has been
helping people “make
their house their home”
in the Rogue Valley
for over 25 years.
She is also the owner
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Pastor Yung - Cont'd. from Pg. 8
Presbyterian Church, Larry notes that
his congregation has opted to follow
a stricter, more conservative church
dictate. Now age 61, Pastor Jung is
comfortable discussing social issues
and doesn’t shy away from addressing
the role of women in the church, gay
marriage, moral relativism, a decay in

national moral values and other cultural
shifts he’s witnessed in his 30 years of
service to God and the community.
For now, it’s safe to say that the
entire Jacksonville Community is
better-off and that our future is
brighter thanks to the dedication of
men like Pastor Larry Jung.

July 2015

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Speaking of Antiquing with
Happy Birthday Pyrex!
In 2015, PYREX turned 100 years-old.
Like many innovations and excellent
ideas, it’s invention was a fluke.
Chemists at Corning Glass Works, in
Corning New York, were working to
develop heat-resistant glass that could
stand-up to extreme temperature changes
for railroad lanterns and battery jars. A
new borosilicate glass, branded Pyrex,
held-up to these standards. Corning
scientist Jesse Littleton brought a sawed-off
battery jar to his wife, Bessie, who baked
a sponge cake in it. She found the baking
even, efficient, and liked that it allowed for
a clear view of what she was cooking. This
began a revolution in cookware.
Corning’s first line of Pyrex Ovenware
debuted in 1915, featuring casseroles,
custard cups, a bread pan, pie plates,
and egg dishes. This cookware was an
instant success with homemakers who
were cooking in graniteware, cast iron
or earthenware. They loved that they
could bake, serve, and store their food
in the same dish.

The clear glass Pyrex measuring cup, a
standard in many homes, including mine,
was introduced in 1925. The red markings
were added in the 1940’s. It is considered
one of Pyrex’s most iconic pieces. You
can see one displayed in the Smithsonian
Institute as part of Julia Child’s Kitchen.
The measuring cup handle was a closedloop handle, redesigned in the 1980’s to
an open handle to allow stacking varying
size measuring cups.
Nesting mixing bowls are among the
most identifiable and beloved vintage
Pyrex kitchenware ever introduced. The

first, and most popular set, is the solid
multicolored primary-colored mixing
bowls. The set includes a 10 inch 4-quart
yellow bowl; an 8 1/2 inch 2.5-quart green
bowl; a 7 inch, 1.25 quart red bowl; and a
5 ½ inch half-quart blue bowl. Collectors
love finding complete sets of these
bowls which are getting harder to find
in excellent condition, as they are loved
and well-used. I have a set that I use daily
for mixing and storing and my favorite
popcorn bowl is, of course, the yellow one.
Many styles and shapes of nesting
bowls, mixing bowls, casserole dishes and
cookware have been developed over the
last 100 years. It has become a standard
in the industry that is most-likely never
going out-of-style.
Colors and patterns have gone out-ofstyle of course, such as the earth tones of
the 1970’s and the bluish, clear cooking
pan with removable glass handles from
the 1940’s. In the 1960’s, polka dots were
introduced and these have remained
an all-time favorite and rare find for
The Corning
Museum of Glass
is marking the
centennial with an
exhibition devoted to
the kitchen staple that
started the country
cooking in glass.
Opening June 6, the
display will pull
from the museum’s
2,000-piece collection
of Pyrex, from the
first pie dish to the
iconic measuring
cup, rounded-out
with decades of advertisements, design
drawings, cookbooks and catalogs.
Another item of note is that a town
in Pennsylvania, where Pyrex has been
manufactured for many years, has
changed its name from Charleroi to Pyrex
for 100 days beginning May 16. Now
that’s a birthday party!
Here at Pickety Place, we have a whole
section dedicated to Pyrex, so come
and find a wonderful addition to your
collection or start a new one!
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by Ashleigh Scheuneman

uly is always a busy month. This
is when parents take their kids on
vacations, and when people begin
planning their 4th of July celebrations.
I think that it is just so awesome that
this country is free from many of the
hardships that other countries endure. If
you visit another country, you will realize
just how blessed this country is. We can
leave our houses whenever we want,
we can basically buy whatever we want,
and we are very modern. Some countries
don’t even have running water. That is
why I think that we Americans should put
down our iPhones, and take a moment to
thank God for the freedom and the things
that we enjoy here in America. Not that
we are perfect. Far from it, but we are
very well-off compared to some countries.
The reason we have this month, and
August, too, is because of Julius Caesar.
Caesar was a famous war general and
later ruler of Rome. He was a very smart
man, and when he was in charge, he
recognized the need for a longer year, that
is, he recognized that the year was too
short to correspond the same way every
year. So, he added three months, one of
which is July. He named the month after
himself. Nobody had dared to put that
much importance on themselves for a

long time.
Another event that is happening this
July is my sister’s birthday. It’s true! My
middle sister is another year older. Yes,
the famed writer of the Janessa Jokes is
turning 11! She is getting so old. This
is yet another example to show you to
value your time here. This same moment
will never come again. There will never
be another July, 2015. This is it. You are
living history! These are just points to
ponder as you go about this busy life.
So, as you continue with life here in
quaint Jacksonville, take a moment to
thank God for the freedom you enjoy,
and the time you are living in. Have an
awesome summer!
Janessa Joke:
Where do cows kiss?
Under the MOOnlight!
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
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Summer Better Than Others!


Pre-College Youth Programs
2015 Summer Classes

Ages 4-16

Including three 2-week sessions at the SOU Preschool


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ow that school is out and the
reality of summer begins to
sink in, many parents face
the annual question of how to keep
kids entertained. Southern Oregon
University’s Summer Better Than Others
classes may be just the answer you’re
looking for!
SOU’s Pre-College Youth Programs
offer over 50 classes for youth ages 4-16
that introduce students to new subjects
or broaden knowledge in a hands-on
way. Attending classes on a university
campus in a fun, safe, dynamic
environment will excite students about
college life and encourage dreams of
becoming a college student.
The broad range of classes offered
combats the “summer slide” by offering
enriching, engaging courses in a
variety of subject areas including: Arts,
Culinary, College Prep, Computers/
Photography/Video, Dance/Music/
Theatre, Recreation/Sports, and Science/
Strategy Games/Engineering. There
are even three uniquely-themed two
week preschool sessions offered at the
SOU School of Education’s outstanding
preschool facilities.
Most classes are offered in one-week
sessions and meet for two to three hours
daily. Full-day Institutes are also offered
for a more intensive weeklong experience.
Classes are affordably-priced and needbased tuition assistance is available.
A sampling of the many popular
offerings include Epic Tech Institute,

where youth explore the latest computer
technologies and use state-of-the-art
equipment to learn animation, website
design, Photoshop and more. In Engarde!
Fencing Fun students learn the skills,
ethics, and camaraderie involved in the
classic sport of fencing. Bee Academy lets
students get up-close to study the lives
of bees at the SOU apiary. Epic Chain
Reactions allows students to work with
a team to plan, design and execute chain
reactions using Newton’s Laws of Motion
and principals of thermodynamics. Older
students can prepare for test-taking and
college applications through the College
Prep Institute, and boost SAT and ACT
scores by learning to Conquer the Essay.
Engineering and teamwork come
together with the LEGO Robotics
Olympics and LEGO Robot Challenge
Workshop when students explore
the exciting world of robotics. And in
Wilderness Masters students learn
outdoor survival techniques, build
shelters, cast animal tracks, and play
tracking games. Preschool students
explore their environment with a sense
of wonder through developmentallyappropriate activities during sessions
that include Building With Loose Parts, a
crafty and creative Nature Art Camp, and
an explosive Summer Science camp.
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Up, Up, and Away in a Beautiful (Weather) Balloon

Legacy is more than just
leaving something behind.
It’s about making a meaningful
contribution to a cause greater
than your own.

Learn about weather safety,
measurements, and severe weather
phenomena during “Up, Up, and Away
in a Beautiful Balloon” on Wednesday,
July 8, from 12 noon-1pm at the
Jacksonville Branch Library, 340 West
“C” Street.
This hands-on program is presented
by Ryan Sandler of the local National
Weather Service.
For more information, please contact the
Jacksonville Branch Library at 541-899-1665
or visit

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Bank records indicate an extensive
business in shipping gold to the San
Francisco mint, primarily through Wells
Fargo. The stage stopped at his door,
so no one knew when he was going to
make a shipment. And he never used
the Wells Fargo Express box, knowing
that would be the first thing bandits
would take. Instead, he would use
a candle box, put in $1,500 to $3,000
in gold, and pack the rest of it with
straw or excelsior. This he would ship,
confident that no highway men would
bother with an old tallow box.
The Beekman Bank, preserved intact
as a museum since Beekman closed

the doors in 1915, is arguably the
oldest bank in the Pacific Northwest…
depending on how you define a bank.
Join Historic Jacksonville for unique
“Behind the Counter” bank tours from
11:15 am to 2:15 pm on the second
Saturday of each month, May through
September, as part of Jacksonville
History Saturday.
Next month: Beekman at His Prime
Pioneer Profiles is a project of Historic
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Soul Matters by Kate Ingram, M.A.

A Cup of Conversation
by Michael Kell

That’s My Story and I’m Stickin’ To It

On the Clock


t is interesting how we memorialize
the end of things. What is it about
the last day or last goodbye or last
play of the game that gets our attention?
Could it be because we innately understand
everything in life has an expiration date so
the passing of even the trivial symbolizes
something much more profound?
Mark Twain once said to buy land
because they aren’t making any more
of it. I wonder what Mr. Twain thought
about time? The iconic American
humorist was born shortly after the visit
of Halley’s Comet in 1835 and predicted he
would ‘go out with it, too’. Mark Twain died
a day after Halley’s next visit seventy-five
years later. I think the man knew a great
deal about time.
The movie Draft Day is about the
National Football League’s much
heralded day of drafting the newest
crop of gifted college athletes. Starring
Kevin Costner, the film is literally ‘on
the clock’ counting down the minutes of
the day until the franchises have to make
a decision who they’ll draft into their

respective organizations. Starting with the
first round, each team has ten minutes to
make a pick in order of their rotation. All
the while the teams are making frantic
deals behind the scenes trading present
picks, future picks, current players, etc.,
etc. It’s a huge drama but, just like the
game, the central element is the clock. It’s
all about the clock.
The General Manager of the Cleveland
Browns (Kevin Costner) is agonizing
over a bad decision-making paradigm
trying to please ownership against his
better judgment, putting him and team
in an impossible position. He is on the

clock. There is a scene where Costner tells
the story of San Francisco’s Joe Montana
calmly marching down the length of the
field in the final two minutes of the big
game to beat the Cincinnati Bengals in
arguably the most exciting Super Bowl
finish in history. With time running out
and the entire length of the field in front
of them, Montana looks up into the stands
and sees the comedian John Candy.
Joe points up at Candy and says to his
players in the huddle, “Hey! Isn’t that
John Candy”? In the final seconds of the
biggest game in history where everything
in their world is on the line, Joe Montana
takes time to point out John Candy to his
teammates, essentially sucking the epic
stress out of the epic moment. In his last
snap, Montana throws a touchdown to
John Taylor on a slant to win the game
and the Super Bowl. Costner then says,
“No one can stop the clock from ticking but
the great ones know how to slow it down.”
What a great line.
Albert Einstein would have loved
Draft Day. Albert had vision to see a
world of possibility between
each tick of the clock (so
did the screenwriter). More
importantly, what exists
between the seconds of
the clock transcends time.
I think Einstein knew this
even before his theory of
relativity (time). Greater than
time is the opportunity to
change outcome irrespective
of the clock. However, we
need a peace that passes
understanding to play in that
league and I’m not talking
about the NFL. The next time fret, fear
or freak-out speeds up your clock,
remember there is far more opportunity
in the moment than first appears. To see
it, however, we have to look beyond men
and this world.
Albert’s gift was to quantify time.
Mark’s gift was observing time and
Joe’s was to slow it all down. Maybe
humanity’s gift is to see life between
the seconds of the clock. It’s where God
dwells and men do great things.
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com for more articles on small town living,
real life faith and reflection.


know a guy—I bet you know him
too—whom I’ll call Billy Bob. Billy’s
story, repeated ad naseum, goes
something like this: “My parents were
awful. They didn’t love me the way I
needed them to. My troubles are a direct
result of their lousy parenting. I’m hurt
and angry and I will never let go of the
fact that I was, am,
and shall forever be,
a victim of an unfair
and terrible injustice.”
Now, on first
telling, this is a sad
story. It’s always sad
when someone—
particularly a child—
feels unloved, because
a lack of love and
bonding in childhood
does indeed set up
some really nasty
psychological and
emotional hurdles
in adulthood. It’s totally understandable
that Billy Bob would feel hurt and angry
about this. I would too.
But then what?
“Yes, it was really unfair, Billy Boy,”
I want to say. “It was sad and it was not
your fault. But now what? Can you peek
out over the three foot groove you’ve
worn in the carpet, going over the same
story for 40 years, and do something
useful with it?”
At a certain point the telling and
retelling of a sad story ceases to serve any
useful function. A person stuck in her sad
story has embraced a victim mentality. She
does this because it garners sympathy
and because it excuses her from taking
responsibility for her own life. “I’m this
way because of _____ (fill in the blank).
Even if they do something good with their
lives, victims will find a way to keep their
story alive: “I did this despite my terrible
life/awful parents/traumatic experience.”
Don’t get me wrong. The therapist in
me has true compassion for the hurt. I
understand the broken heart, the deep
grief and pain and insecurity. But I also
know that to continue repeating the
same story without any insight or shift
in perspective keeps Billy Bob stuck;
because unless he does something with
it, there’s nowhere left to go but down—
into self-pity and an embittered sense of
entitlement. Billy will never truly live.

Victims need to be heard and validated
and to receive empathy—and they need a
new story. If Billy Boy doesn’t find a new
story, he will lose his life. He will drag
his hurt and bitterness and brokenness
into every new situation and relationship.
This sack o’ sorrow will take up valuable
psychic and emotional space, leaving little
room for anything
new to constellate.
This is not about
“forgive and
forget,” “let it go,”
or “the past is the
past.” It’s about
deepening insight
and expanding
perspective. Creating
a new story starts by
going down into the
roots of the old one,
getting to the origin
of things and feeling
the very real pain,
rather than retreating to blame. The old
story, you see, is a defense against the pain.
(You might want to read that sentence
again.) Feeling the pain, rather than
resisting it, breaks the psychic logjam and
creates room for healing to begin and for
something new to arise.
Now Billy Bob’s “poor me” shtick can
dissipate and he can begin to re-write
his story with depth and meaning. He
might begin by imagining a backstory:
why Mummy and Daddy, or whomever,
did what they did. He could venture
further and see, from a more elevated
point of view, if perhaps there weren’t
something useful, or even positive, that
he might glean from his experience. Such
awareness would make his suffering
meaningful, not just a pitiful refrain. And
if he really took a walkabout he might, just
might find forgiveness … imagine that!
And if Billy Boy can find forgiveness it
means he is free. It means he will have
claimed himself for himself. His past and
the ghosts of his past will no longer hold
sway over him. Huzzah!
Suffering, my dear Billy Bob, is
universal. Healing is optional.
That’s my story, and I’m stickin’ to it.
KATE INGRAM, M.A., is a writer,
therapist, and soul coach. Her award-winning
book, Washing the Bones, is her own story of
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SightSeeing by Julie D. Danielson, O.D.
What You Need To Know About Macular Degeneration


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ge-related macular
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AMD causes damage to the center of the retina, called
the macula, and therefore disrupts central vision.
Because the center of the retina allows us to see detail,
damage to this area can limit everyday tasks like
reading, driving or watching television.
Q: What can I do to prevent AMD?
A: Since macular degeneration is an
aging change, following a healthy lifestyle
is the best way to keep your eyes healthy.
Most importantly, eat a low-fat diet high in
green, leafy vegetables and fish. These foods
are particularly high in antioxidants that
limit aging. Regular exercise, not smoking,
protecting your eyes from the sun's ultraviolet
light, and maintaining normal blood pressure
have also been shown to reduce risk of
macular degeneration.
See your eye doctor yearly for a thorough eye health
evaluation. If you have a family history of AMD or
your doctor identifies an early warning sign of macular
degeneration, called drusen, then diet becomes even
more important. You may need to supplement your diet
with a high-dose formulation of antioxidant vitamins
and minerals based on the Age-Related Eye Disease
Study (AREDS). In this long-term study, high-potency
supplements of vitamins C, E, beta-carotene and zinc
were found to decrease the risk of advanced AMD by
about 25 percent.
Q: Can lutein and zeaxanthin supplements prevent AMD?
A: The carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin are
compounds called xanthophylls, which are yellow
pigments that occur naturally in many plants and
vegetables. They are also found in the macula of the
eye, along with a third xanthophyll, meso-zeaxanthin.
Scientists believe that lutein, zeaxanthin, and mesozeaxanthin in the macula, block blue light from reaching
the underlying structures in the retina, thereby reducing
the risk of light-induced oxidative damage that could
lead to AMD. While some studies have shown that
nutritional supplementation of lutein and zeaxanthin

may help prevent AMD, other studies were inconclusive.
In 2008, The National Eye Institute sponsored a second
Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS 2) to evaluate
the effect of lutein and zeaxanthin and two omega-3
fatty acids (EPA and DHA) on the progression of AMD.
They found that the omega-3 fatty acids and betacarotene clearly did not reduce the risk of progression to
advanced AMD; however, adding lutein and zeaxanthin
in place of beta-carotene may help protect vision.

Q: What treatments are available for AMD?
A: Most treatments for AMD are limited to patients
with the wet form of the disease. Less common than the
dry type, wet AMD occurs when abnormal blood vessels
grow, leak and bleed behind the retina, usually leading
to significant vision loss. In addition to conventional
laser treatment, newer therapies have been approved
in recent years for wet AMD. Anti-angiogenic drugs
designed to stop abnormal blood vessel growth
associated with wet AMD have shown improved vision
in a significant number of patients. These drugs may be
combined with Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) with the
goal of minimizing further visual loss. Other treatments,
such as acupuncture, are also being investigated.
Q: What remedies are available if I develop AMD?
A: There are a wide variety of low vision devices
available that help improve vision for different tasks. For
example, high power magnifiers are available mounted
on stands to place over reading material, mounted on
eyeglass frames, or they may be handheld. Low vision
computer aids can scan and enlarge printed material for
easier viewing.
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longer and the sun shines more, Providence caregivers
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“We all should be concerned about skin cancer. It's
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your risk is higher than average if you spend a lot of
time in the sun – especially if your skin burns and
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are high and have increased in the last decade.”
The leading risk factor for skin cancer is exposure to UV
radiation. That includes the UV you absorb from the sun, as
well as from tanning beds. According to the International
Agency for Research on Cancer, UV radiation is a so-called
“group one” carcinogen, which means it’s among the most
dangerous of all cancer-causing agents.
“Just one sunburn increases your risk of melanoma,
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“After five sunburns, the risk of melanoma doubles.”
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Joyfull Living by Louise Lavergne

"Tension is who you think you should be.
Relaxation is who you are." ~Chinese Proverb


ur busy lives are full of tension
and stressful events. Some are
fun, while others are more
challenging. Though the situations and
emotions can cause us to feel stressed,
they are not necessarily the cause of stress
in and of themselves. How we engage
and choose to cope with them is the real
cause of stress. It’s not what happens
that matters; it’s how we relate to it.
Self-identification, like "I am depressed"
or “I am angry,”
keep us stuck
in the emotion
and disconnects
us from the
truth of who we
really are. That
in itself creates
stress in our
body because
it’s imposing
something that
is completely disconnected to our soul
truth. Simply rephrasing “I am sad” with
“I am feeling sad” or “I am angry” with
“I feel so much anger,” allows you to
honor your journey by acknowledging
your experience in the present moment
without engaging with the drama and
this false identity. Our sources of stress
and the emotions we feel as we process
them aren't who we really are. In times
of grief, anger and depression, tools from
mind-body practices, like JoyFull yoga
and meditation, offer us techniques to
help us channel the challenging emotions
in healthy, compassionate ways that are
supportive and deepens our connection to
our true north. This allows us to navigate
through the events of life with more
clarity so we can release the pain and
clear the emotions out of our body and
mind so they don't settle there and affect
our health and well-being.
If we take time to cultivate a peaceful
mind for just a few minutes every
morning we can go through our day in
a much more effective and healthy way.
Staying committed to a daily practice can
impact our stress levels and improve our
quality of life tremendously. Of course the
biggest obstacle is always the illusion that
when we are busy we don’t have time
to take care of our inner well-being. The

reality is that when we don’t make time
we are trying to meet all of the external
demands of life by putting the cart before
the horse. We only get more stressed
and our health suffers. The first group
of people that have just gone through
my 12-week program experienced how
effective these empowering tools can be
to alleviate stress and suffering. When we
hold on to the pain and try to pacify and
manage the situation, we stay in a state of
stress. When
we take time to
heal and clear
the stories,
we release
the suffering
and can then
experience true
power and
We can access
our intuition
so we not only
have the horse in front of the cart, but
we can guide the “horse” towards life
experiences that we love and enjoy.
When you quiet your mind and
strengthen your connection to your
peaceful heart, it becomes easier to
remember that you are not the emotions
you are experiencing.
Peace is who you truly are. Love is who
you truly are. You can begin to practice
being you by gently breathing in peace
and breathing out peace.
Today, give yourself a break, practice
being you and not who you think you
should be.
The prayer of PEACE LIGHT and
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rink more water, especially in
the summer. We’ve all heard
that statement and felt guilty for
not doing so. But do you really know the
consequences for not getting enough H2O?
It doesn’t take much to become
dehydrated. Lose just 1.5% of the water
in your body (the human body is about
60% H2O), and
you’ve reached
the tipping
point of mild
dehydration. It
can be brought-on
by many things
and do much
more to your body
than just make
you feel thirsty—
from fatigue and
smelly breath, to
wrecking your summer diet.
Here are a few surprising side effects of
Bad Breath—Dehydration can cause
bad breath as well as an increased risk
of cavities. According to Scott Brodie,
DMD of Brodie Dental in Jacksonville,
saliva is a buffer to the acids that bacteria
produce as well as being a natural rinse
for your gums, tongue and teeth. When
you become dehydrated, your saliva
production decreases. This leaves your
mouth vulnerable to the acids that cause
cavities and allows food particles and
bacteria to linger around teeth and gums,
resulting in bad breath.
Sugar Cravings—Dehydration can
mask itself as hunger, especially sugar
cravings. This may happen particularly
if you’ve been exercising, says Amy
Goodson, RD, sports dietitian for the
Dallas Cowboys. “When you exercise
in a dehydrated state, you use glycogen
(stored carbohydrates) at a faster rate,
thus diminishing your reserves more
quickly.” So once you finish exercising,
you will likely crave carbs to help you

replenish those glycogen levels and get
you ready for your next exercise bout
(Linda Melone of
Workout Fatigue—Mild dehydration
can wreck havoc on your workout.
According to Goodson, a 2% dehydration
level in your body causes a 10% decrease
in athletic performance. “And the more
you become,
the worse
gets.” Measured
by perceived
exertion (how
hard you
feel you are
you might be
working at a
level 6 but you
feel like you are working at an 8.
Dry Skin—Keeping skin healthy
and glowing requires drinking plenty
of water. When skin is dehydrated, it
creates more oil to make up for the lack
of moisture. This combination of excess
oil and dry skin can lead to breakouts,
irritation and dry patches. Your skin is
also the last organ to receive the nutrients
we consume, which means it’s the last to
get the water you sip and the first to dryout when you are dehydrated.
Hopefully these tips help stress the
importance of drinking plenty of water
this summer. And remember, the fountain
of youth was really just filled with plain
ol’ water!
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July 11. This year, the exhibition 1.9 and
4.3 mile runs start at 7:00am followed by
the 100-yard Fun Run for kids at 7:30am.
The 10k main event starts at 8:00am
with starting times based on age and
gender, making anyone a contender
in this race! This portion of the event
consists of two laps with four challenging
hills with 95% of the course in the shade,
and 100% of it on soft, dirt trails—there’s
no asphalt, here! Runners will enjoy
cruising scenic trails and catching a
glimpse of historic gold mining glory
holes and the oldest giant Sequoia tree in
the state of Oregon!
As always, the top male and female
runners will get trophies and the first

20 runners will be awarded ribbons. No
matter the finishing time, all runners will
receive a nice medallion, as well.
This year’s top finisher will also receive
$100, with more cash prizes to the first five
runners. Colorful technical T-shirts will
also available for purchase as a keepsake of
your run in the Jacksonville Woodlands.
The Britt Woods Firehouse Run helps
raise funds for Jacksonville Engine
Company #1, the oldest fire department in
the great state of Oregon.
Participants may pick-up an entry
form at the Visitor Information Center by
the Jacksonville Post Office, or online at
the Southern Oregon Runners website, For more information, call
Race Director, Dr. Doug Naversen, at

Next Medford Food Project
Jacksonville Pickup Day:
Saturday, August 8th
(Always the 2nd Saturday of even-numbered months.)
Please contact Jerrine Rowley at 541-702-2223 or
Faye Haynes at 541-324-1298 if you have any questions or wish to
become involved with the Food Project in Jacksonville!

July 2015

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The Best Ways to Soothe Summer Bug Bites
by Rodney Pray, MD, Asante Family Medicine

Letter To The Editor: Time To Weigh-In About
How Our Forests Are Managed
by Hope Robertson


ummer is a great time in Southern
Oregon for outdoor activities,
whether you’re hosting a cookout,
taking an afternoon hike, spending an
early evening at a vineyard, or listening
to a concert at Britt. It’s also a time when
pesky insects invade your space and take
advantage of your skin.
From mosquitoes to wasps to ticks,
insect bites cause itching, swelling, pain,
and on occasion even more serious
problems. If you’ve been bitten or stung
and the wound is painful or not healing,
here are a few guidelines to follow.
For stings, make sure the stinger is
removed from the skin. Try scraping
away the stinger with the edge of a credit
card or fingernail, or by using a piece of
gauze to wipe over the area. Never squeeze
the skin around the stinger or use tweezers
because that will cause more venom to go
into the skin and injure the muscle.
For ticks, tweezers are recommended.
Grasp the tick firmly and as close to the
skin as possible, making sure to remove
the legs and head which can embed deep
into your skin. Cleanse the area with an
antiseptic. Do not use petroleum jelly, a
hot match, or nail polish remover in your
attempt to remove a tick; these do not work.
For additional relief, if you were bitten
or stung on your arm or leg, elevate
the area and apply an ice pack for 20
minutes; repeat this each hour for up to

six hours to help reduce swelling. An
over-the-counter oral antihistamine, an
anesthetic spray containing benzocaine,
a topical hydrocortisone 1% cream, or
calamine lotion can help ease the itch.
Acetaminophen or ibuprofen can help
lessen any pain.
When to seek immediate medical care
for a bite or sting:
• Swelling beyond the immediate site
that spreads into other parts of your
• Wheezing or difficulty breathing
• Severe pain, burning, numbness, or
infection at the site
• A red ring surrounding the site
• A rash of tiny purple or red bumps
anywhere on your body
• Muscle spasms or stiffness
• Flu-like symptoms that develop
within three weeks of the bite or sting
Keep in-mind these guidelines are for
healthy adults. Always seek a doctor’s
advice before giving medicine to
children or babies. Get medical attention
immediately if you are stung by a
scorpion or bitten by a poisonous spider,
or if you are severely allergic to insect
bites or stings. Some bites should never be
treated at home.
Rodney Pray, MD, practices with Asante
Physician Partners–Family/Internal Medicine
in Medford. See Asante ad on page 13.

The US Bureau of Land Management,
the federal agency charged with
managing roughly 2.4 million acres of
your forests in 18 Oregon counties—the
so-called O&C lands—recently issued a
new draft resource management plan for
these lands. You can find details on BLM’s
proposed management plan at http://www.
While the four volumes are
daunting, we will all be living with the
repercussions of whatever management
plan is finally developed for at least a
decade. The management plan covers
everything from how much timber will be
cut in your public forests, plans for fuels
reduction, and wildlife management to
how future recreational opportunities will
be managed. As currently proposed all of
the alternatives will increase logging and
utilize clearcutting.
Unfortunately politics rather than
sound science drives much of the
current forest management controversy.
Since the level of timber payments to
the counties is contingent on a steady
flow of logs out of our forests, anything
that reduces those subsidies brings
immediate howls of anguish from the
counties dependent on this form of
welfare payments. Some people still cling
to a fantasy about southern Oregon’s
timber harvest potential—a fantasy that
is and never was realistic. Yes, trees
regrow, but not at a rate even remotely
close to the tonnage that produced the
county timber payments of the past. And
don’t let anyone fool you that timber is
critical to Oregon’s economy any longer.
That is an outdated claim. Oregon’s
economy has moved on and diversified.
While the timber industry certainly
contributes to the state’s economy, its
economic importance has been replaced
by robust growth in such fields as high
tech, the service industry, health care,
and recreation.

All of this relates to why you need to
pay attention to the latest management
plan issued by the Oregon BLM. The
federally-owned forests in Jackson and
Josephine County and elsewhere are your
forests. Unless we all make our views
known about what values should guide
BLM’s land management, outdated ideas
causing political pressure for cutting an
unsustainable level of timber for shortterm gain may win out. Our public
forest lands offer many economic and
environmental benefits to Oregonians and
the rest of the country. All of those values
should be reflected in a management plan
that is sustainable over the long-haul.
So if I have grabbed your interest, chime
in with your views about what you want in
your forest’s future and submit comments
on the proposals in the new BLM resource
management plan. Comments are due
no later than July 23, 2015. For email and
physical addresses, click on http://www.blm.
php. Please take some time to weigh in.
And while you are at it, write your
elected federal representatives and
senators asking them to sever the link
between the level of logging and payments
to counties. This system of payments
totally distorts the ability of any federal
agency to be a responsible steward of the
land entrusted to it. Severing this linkage
might be the most important change we
could make. While our counties may
deserve some sort of reimbursement
from the federal government for the loss
to the county tax base due to federal
lands, let’s at least link those payments
to objectives that provide sustainable
value to the future economic health of the
region, such as protecting water quality,
improving the fire resiliency of our forest,
enhancing recreational opportunities or
even providing a carbon sink—not how
many trees are cut down. Please take time
to voice your opinion!

July ATA Loop-Route Hike at Red Lily Vineyard

Applegate Trails Association is
proud to announce a $10,000 grant
award from REI to build the East ART,
the first section of the non-motorized
Applegate Ridge Trail envisioned
from Cathedral Hills in Grants Pass to
Jacksonville. We are so excited!
So the organization is thriving,
not only with trail building but
with hiking on existing trails. Come
join us this summer! On July 12
we are leading a 3-mile loop hike
at Red Lily Vineyards, featuring
views of Wellington Butte and the 5700
acre Wellington Wildlands, (recently
designated by the BLM as LWC—Lands
with Wilderness Characteristics) walks
along the Applegate River, an overlook
across vineyards, and a stop by the shady
banks of a pond. After the hike, lunch will
be available for purchase from Peruvian
Point or from Red Lily, who also have
their delicious wines for sale.

This has been a popular ATA hike
for several years. Please RSVP to the
hike leader, David Calahan, david@ or 541-899-1226, if you
plan to attend. Meet at Red Lily at 9:00am,
wear appropriate clothing, bring plenty of
water, and leave your pets at home. ATA
requests a $5 donation at sign-in.
For additional information, contact ATA at or Red Lily Vineyards at

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July 2015

Jacksonville Review

Paws for Thought by Michael Dix, DVM


Providing compassionate
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any years ago, when
I was applying for
veterinary school, part
of the application process was an
essay about why I wanted to be
a veterinarian. My advisor and
every source I read cautioned
against just saying you wanted
to be a veterinarian because you
loved animals. On some level I understood this—what
admission panel would want to read thousands of
essays about how prospective veterinary students love
animals. Also, having been a veterinarian for over 15
years, I am now keenly aware that just a love of animals
is not enough to make one a good veterinarian. On the
other hand, I found that I could not separate my desire
to become a veterinarian from my love of animals. So,
in my essay I really had no choice but to include the
fact that my love of animals is what made me decide to
pursue a career in veterinary medicine. (I included other
factors as well, but the crux of the essay was on my love
of animals. It obviously worked as I am now writing this
article as a veterinarian.)
I am not sure how much that essay had to do with
me getting into veterinary school—my guess is not very
much (and I have no way to find out as it was written
on an old word processor whose files are lost to all
humanity). I am certain though that no matter where I
have been in my veterinary career, it has been my love
of animals that has kept me motivated and happy that I
made the right choice back then.
There have definitely been other motivating factors in
my career. During my formal veterinary education years
(at vet school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
and an internship at the University of Illinois), I loved
learning about the science of veterinary medicine and
the problem solving aspect of it. At my first real job at a
private practice in Portland, I enjoyed learning the art

of veterinary medicine and interacting with the clients.
About 10 years ago I went to work for a large nonprofit organization called Best Friends Animal Society
in Southern Utah and enjoyed improving my skills and
working on chronic illnesses and hospice care. I enjoyed
that job and believed in the work we were doing, but, after
10 years of living in the desert, I was ready for a change.
From a career standpoint, I missed interacting with
clients and being part of a community. From a personal
standpoint, I wanted my son to grow up in a place with
more opportunities and activities designed for children. I
also missed green trees and water.
My wife, who is a native Oregonian, and I had thought
we might move in a year or two, but as I was casually
scanning job opportunities in Oregon, I saw the open
position listed for Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital. My
wife and I had discussed places we would consider
moving to, and Southern Oregon always came up as a
possibility. We had loved living in Portland, but after
10 years of living in the sunny desert, we were not sure
if we wanted to go back to the cloudy, northern part of
Oregon. I had remembered fondly meeting Dr. Frank
and visiting Jacksonville years ago when I had first been
looking at work in Oregon. The idea of working at his
practice and moving to such a beautiful community as
Jacksonville was too much to pass up.
I am very exciting to be here in Jacksonville. Everyone
I have met has been welcoming and kind. As I walk my
dogs around my neighborhood and in the trails in the
area, I feel so lucky to have moved to such a gorgeous
place with so many wonderful places to explore.
Jacksonville feels like home. I am looking forward to
being a contributing member of this community and
furthering my love of veterinary medicine—and, of
course, animals.
Dr. Dix can be reached at the Jacksonville Veterinary
Hospital at 541-899-1081 or
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More than 200 dog lovers enjoyed pet-themed vendors,
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by Dr. Jeff Judkins, Animalkind Veterinary Clinic


couple of weeks ago, two of our
dogs were barking and lunging
at something in the lawn below
our house. My wife ran over and saw
what turned-out to be a two-foot-long
gopher snake slithering through the grass.
Luckily for the snake, it found a hole and
escaped. We were glad the snake was not
harmed, but realized that things could
have gone quite differently. If the dogs
had found a rattlesnake, it’s a good bet—
based on how they reacted—that one of
them would have been bitten, and that we
quickly would have been dealing with a
serious problem.
Oregon is home to 15 native snake
species. Of these, only the Western
Rattlesnake (Croatus viridis) has poisonous
venom that is dangerous to pets and
humans alike. An adult rattler can be
recognized by its broad triangular head,
which is much wider than its neck, its
vertical pupils and the rattles on the end
of its tail. Dogs risk being bitten when
they accidentally step on a snake, or if
they approach the snake curiously or
aggressively—a good reason to keep
dogs on leash and in control during
outings to rattlesnake habitat. Cats,
horses and livestock are potential victims
too. For more information on Oregon’s
native snakes, including the Western
Rattlesnake, check out the fact sheets
provided by Oregon Department of
Fish and Wildlife at
Rattlesnake bites usually occur on the
head, face or legs. If enough venom is
injected, (which doesn’t always happen)
the result is severe swelling and pain at
the bite site. Depending on the severity
of the bite, many victims will go into
shock with critically low blood pressure,
and some will develop blood coagulation
problems. Southern Oregon Veterinary
Specialty Center gets an average of 10
rattlesnake bite cases in dogs per month
at their emergency center, according to
Dr. Jamie Arvizo. Treatment involves

intravenous fluids, antihistamines and
pain management. With treatment, the
survival rate is about 80-90 percent,
and the prognosis and recovery time
is significantly improved with the use of
antivenin serum. There is a rattlesnake
vaccine available, but its effectiveness is
questionable. Dr. Arvizo cautions dog
owners not to expect the vaccine to eliminate
the need for emergency medical care.
There are situations, however, when
emergency medical assistance is hours
away. Additionally, dog owners may
not be able to afford treatment with
antivenin, which costs about $1,000 per
dose. In these cases, treatment with the
herb echinacea can be very helpful, and
even life-saving. Yes—the same herb
that most people know as a treatment
for colds and flu has the ability to stop
the venom’s adverse effect on hyaluronic
acid (the “glue” that sticks body tissue
cells together). This is the mechanism by
which the snake venom “melts” the tissue
and allows the toxin to spread and cause
as much damage as possible. The venom
of the brown recluse spider, by the way,
works in the same manner. Quick topical
applications of an extract of echinacea to
the bite area can significantly decrease
tissue destruction and adverse systemic
effects. It is also useful to administer
orally, but thanks to its strong pungent
flavor, (try it yourself sometime) it needs
to be diluted out by 50-60 percent with
honey or other bland-tasting herbs to be
acceptable to most dogs. One dropperful
of a standard tincture per 10-15 pounds
body weight is a good starting dose.
Rattlesnakes do have a valuable
place in our ecosystem, and can even
help farmers by keeping small mammal
populations in-check. Being careful to
reduce unwanted encounters with these
beautiful creatures is the best approach
for you, your dog and the snakes.
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Bunny Tales


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abbits make wonderful pets for the right person
or family. Like dogs and cats, each rabbit
has a unique personality. Before you adopt a
rabbit, however, consider if you have the time and other
resources necessary to properly care for these gentle,
endearing animals.
First, the basics: When observing rabbit behavior it
is helpful to remember that they are prey animals. As
such, they have an excellent sense
Carol and bunny
of smell, hearing and nearly
360-degree panoramic vision.
Their extremely-strong hind
legs allow them to leap long
distances and run quickly. They
are crepuscular (not nocturnal),
so are most-active at dawn and
twilight. Domesticated rabbits
are descendants of European
breeds, which in the wild
live in underground tunnels
called warrens, in organized,
hierarchical groups. Although
typically very quiet, rabbits do
make a variety of sounds, as well
as thumping their hind legs to
communicate danger to other rabbits. In the wild, their
lifespan is typically less than a year; they can, however,
live up to 12 years of age.
A few bunny myths debunked:
Myth #1: Rabbits are solitary animals—Rabbits are
affectionate, social animals. Companionship is key to
their welfare and they thrive with a bonded partner or
as part of a group of rabbits. It is possible for them to be
companionable with cats, dogs and other pets like guinea
pigs, especially if introduced to them (carefully and
correctly) at a young age. Even rabbits with a bonded
partner tend to become very attached to their human
companions if given time and attention. Because of their
highly-social nature, some organizations will not adopt
a rabbit to a home where it will live in solitude, such as
alone in a backyard hutch.
Myth #2: Rabbits are much easier to care for than dogs
or cats—In addition to requiring companionship, rabbits
need to chew, dig and play. And they have specific
dietary requirements to stay healthy. They are voracious
eaters, and fresh hay must be available to them at all
times, both for fiber and to help keep their teeth, which
grow constantly, worn-down and healthy. They also
need pellets (in small amounts) and fresh greens. They
are avid chewers and should be offered appropriate

types of wood, cardboard, untreated wicker and other
toys to chew on or they may seek-out these items in
your home—in the form of cords and wires, woodwork
and textiles—to relieve their need to chew. Like cats
and dogs, it is recommended that rabbits have a yearly
checkup with a veterinarian, ideally one who is familiar
with rabbits (not all are). Veterinary care for rabbits
can be expensive. It is recommended that rabbits, like
cats and dogs, be spayed or neutered.
Female rabbits that are not spayed
have a high risk of developing cancer.
Although rabbits keep themselves very
clean, their cages or other dwellings and
litter boxes also need frequent cleaning.
Myth #3: Rabbits are not very
smart—Rabbits can learn words and
tricks, be taught to come when called,
use a litter box and even participate in
agility training for competition or fun.
Wearing harnesses, they can be taught
to maneuver an agility course, similar
to those for dogs. Lack of stimulation in
their environment can lead to behavioral
problems and poor health. In the
wild, rabbits have plenty to keep them
occupied; their need for physical and mental stimulation
does not stop because they are domesticated. Ideally they
will have access to a variety of options for exercise such
as tunnels and platforms to jump up on, tree stumps or
twigs, suitable toys, and cardboard boxes and baskets to
chew on and hide in.
Myth #4: Rabbits make good pets for small children—
Rabbits are very fragile and need to be handled with
care. They prefer not to be picked up off the ground; it
is best to sit on the floor to pet and interact with them.
Rabbits are often given to children for Easter and then
abandoned before they reach their full potential. Like
other animals, rabbits go through a period of adolescence
during which they require more supervision and it's
not until around one year of age that their individual
personalities emerge. There are many adult rabbits in
need of a loving home. Adopting a rabbit from a shelter
is a wonderful option.
Rabbits are available for adoption at Sanctuary One!
Raberta is a sweet bun who was bitten by a rattlesnake
and survived. She hangs out with Cupcake, a brown
beauty with long eyelashes, and Violet, whose previous
owner died. To learn more about these and other animals
available for adoption, visit Sanctuary One’s website,

THANK YOU to our Contributors!
• Emma Abby
• Margaret Barnes
• Mayor Paul Becker
• Jack Berger
• Jeff Blum
• Donna Briggs
• Kyleen Brodie
• Hillary Brown
• Sandy Brown
• Tom Carstens
• Dr. Julie Danielson
• Michael Dix
• Paula & Terry Erdmann
• Graham Farran
• Lee Greene

• Adam Haynes
• Kate Ingram
• Alan Journet
• Dr. Jeff Judkins
• Michael Kell
• Carolyn Kingsnorth
• Louise Lavergne
• Rhonda Nowak
• Erich & Matt Patten
• Rodney Pray, MD
• Hope Robertson
• Dr. Tami Rogers
• Chelsea Rose
• Ashleigh Scheuneman
• Carol Schneider

• Dirk Siedlecki
• Gary Sprague
• Amy Stevenson
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July 2015

Jacksonville Review

New Grill Menu

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Business: 541.899.2000 • Fax: 541.899.4040

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July 2015


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Jacksonville Publishing Introduces NEW
Southern Oregon Wine Scene Magazine!

acksonville Publishing has expanded
with the launch of a new, wineonly publication, Southern Oregon
Wine Scene. The new 44-page magazine
covers the Southern Oregon wine region
stretching from the Umpqua Valley
to Ashland. “It’s the first publication
of its kind in Southern Oregon that is
100% dedicated to our burgeoning wine
scene,” says Jacksonville Review publisher,
Whit Parker.
Parker notes, “Having now published
the Jacksonville Review for seven years,
I’ve worked with dozens of winery
clients in the Rogue and Applegate
Valley’s and have
formed excellent
it proved to be
the foundation
needed to create
and launch the
new magazine.”
Parker admits the
toughest task was
reaching-out to
unknown winery
clients as far away
as Elkton, north of
Roseburg. “I spent
weeks-on-end in
the car, traveling
to wineries I’d
never visited
before, basically
making cold calls and introducing myself
and the new magazine concept…it’s a
good thing I drive a Prius!” Parker says
the tremendous reception he received
and the generous offers of help along
the way meant a lot. “There are some
truly wonderful people working to make
Southern Oregon a world-class wine
destination and they deserve to have a
publication singing their praises...Wine
Scene’s mission is shining a light on these
incredible people and their craft.”
Joining Parker in the new venture
is Jacksonville Review Graphics Editor,
Andrea Yancey, also a Jacksonville
resident. Parker says that when they
started putting Wine Scene together in late
March, he and Yancey already had a great
advantage since their work roles were
already clearly established and they knew
each other’s work styles. “I traditionally
handle the sales, outreach, editing and
writing tasks,” he says, “while Andrea
handles every single behind-the-scenes
detail related to graphics, layout, photo
editing, artistic direction, you name
it…whatever’s left to do, she does it,
including trying to keep me on-track,
which isn’t always easy!”
Wine Scene will publish a Summer,
Fall and Spring issue with no plans for a
Winter issue at this time, unless demand
dictates otherwise. With a distribution
route stretching 90+ miles from north to
south, a professional distribution company
will be used to supply most of the 200+
delivery spots with the publication.

“Launching Wine Scene took a
tremendous effort and required some
very long days. It also took “a village,”
Whit says. “When I hit the road and
started talking face-to-face with winery
owners and wine industry professionals,
every one of them was helpful… not just
by offering advice but introducing me
to friends and colleagues in the wine
business...everyone collaborated to make
this thing work for the benefit of the
entire Southern Oregon wine industry
and I think that’s pretty cool.”
Parker continues, “The concept
behind Wine Scene is different than
other publications
that include wine
content. For starters,
it’s strictly focused
on wineries, telling
their unique story
and centers around
telling locals and
visitors why a
particular winery
is worth a visit and
what to expect once
there. Also, Wine
Scene has no golfing,
hiking, rafting,
camping or fishing
content…it’s just
about wine.” Parker
explains that the
target readership
is simply, “the wine enthusiast who
may have just landed at Rogue Valley
International and is checking into a
B&B…where they pick-up Wine Scene,
which is then used as their guide book
to discover our wine country… complete
with the best maps and other useful
information out there. And, of course,
Wine Scene is also intended as a great
resource for locals looking to explore
wine country in their own backyards.”
The Summer issue of Wine Scene
includes four, full-length feature stories,
Think Global, Wine Local, by MJ Daspit on
European winemaking influences on local
winemakers, Explore Wine Country on a
Wine Tour, by Paula Bandy, discussing the
benefits of taking a professionally-guided
wine tour, One Cool Conversation with
OSU Professor Greg Jones on the potential
impact climate change may have on grape
production along with other interesting
and timely articles and information…all
based upon the subject of “wine.”
Parker says to look for your
complimentary copy of Southern Oregon
Wine Scene at your favorite Southern
Oregon winery and tasting room,
numerous hotels, B&B’s, restaurants,
specialty food shops, wine shops, all
Southern Oregon Visitors Information
Centers and more locations. Check-out
Southern Oregon Wine Scene on Facebook
or email or call
541-899-9500 for more information. You
may also view a digital copy online at

Summer 2015

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wines at our patio bar

Thursday through Sunday, Noon until 5pm

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Pony Espresso Café
...Celebrating 20 Years!

July 2015

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• Draft Beer, Kombucha, Local wines
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• Convenient Drive-thru pick up
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