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On Vision, Action and Collaboration

t times, living and working in a small town
brings unusual challenges that end-up producing
extraordinary and unexpected results.
Reflecting back to early 2008, Jacksonville was stuck in
the grips of a national economic recession that was taking
a toll on businesses, large and small. It was the same year
I took the reins of the Review and quickly discovered the
value of supporting local businesses and “shopping local!”
It was also when David Jesser, owner of the
Jacksonville Mercantile, (and current City Councilor)
formed a new business organization to promote
Jacksonville as a visitor destination. His concept was
simple: draw more visitors here—both day-trippers
and overnighters—to bolster the business community.
Along with David, JOBA’s first board of directors
included me, Robert Roos, Mel Ashland, David Works,
Tim Balfour and others.
JOBA got to work immediately to fill a gap in
marketing by raising funds for large-scale print ads in
the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Playbill, Sunset, 1859 and
Southern Oregon Magazine. Later, our group also funded
construction of a new website and a social media page;
efforts that have paid-off and netted positive results for
the business community and town residents alike.

At the same time, the Jacksonville Chamber of
Commerce was successfully operating the Visitors
Information Center, organizing annual community
celebrations such as Victorian Christmas, Chinese New
Year and Taste of Summer while simultaneously acting
as an information and promotional conduit for the
business community.
Side-by-side, future-minded business leaders from both
groups have, for many years now, shared a common goal
of working for the betterment of Jacksonville.
In this spirit, I am pleased to announce that the
two business organizations have merged into a new
organization, “Jacksonville Oregon Chamber of
Commerce and Business Association!”
Today, thanks to the collaboration and leadership
from David Jesser, Tim Balfour and their respective
Board of Directors, the future of the Jacksonville business
community is in very good hands. Please read more
about this watershed event in “Chamber Chat,” by
Chamber Executive Director Tim Balfour on page 16 and
discover more about this positive development in our
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more about this
fundraiser for
Maslow Project
on page 4.

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Frank Kukla, a Maslow Project volunteer.
Trujillo is a long-time professional in
the insurance industry and founder of
Green Peak Holdings, an events and
fundraising organization. Trujillo serves
as fundraising chair for the Madrone
Trail Public Charter School and the
Rogue Community College Foundation.
After spending 16 years in the banking/
finance sector, Kukla moved from
the Midwest
to Southern
Oregon 4 years
ago and has
since been
a full-time
volunteer for 7
local non-profit
serving on
the Board of
Directors for
the Rogue
Foundation and
Determined to Develop, a non-profit
providing housing and educational
assistance to orphans in Malawi, Africa.
Sponsorship opportunities are
available for local businesses and
individuals interested in supporting this
great cause. And, if you think you smoke
the best salmon in Southern Oregon, this
is your chance to prove it…the smoked
salmon competition is limited to 20
competitors with a grand prize of $1000.
General admission tickets are $25 and
include 5 food sample tickets and a beer/
wine pour and $30 for those entering the
competition. SOSSF is a child-friendly
event with free admission for children
under age 18 who are accompanied
by an adult with a general admission/
competitor ticket. There will be a paper
airplane & hula hoop contest for the kids.
Tickets may be purchased online or at
the Bella Union at 170 W. California Street
in Jacksonville or at Maslow Project at 500
Monroe Street, Medford.
For tickets, sponsorship inquiries and
competition entry forms, visit www. or call
Ted Trujillo at 541-778-5589.
©David Gibb Photography & Design

In its second year, the Southern
Oregon Smoked Salmon Festival
fundraiser will take place at the Britt
Festival grounds on Saturday, October
3rd from 10:00am to 5:00pm. SOSSF is
THE event to determine who smokes the
best salmon in Southern Oregon, while
enjoying live music, beer, wine, food,
children’s activities and smoked salmon
samples from competitors from the
Pacific Northwest.
Last year, 13
competitors vied
for cash prizes and
bragging rights.
Last year,
attendance at
this exciting
new Southern
Oregon culinary
event exceeded
and raised over
$9300 for Maslow
Project. 100% of
the proceeds from
the event will be donated to Maslow
Project, a local non-profit, keeping over
2,000 homeless youth safe, in school,
and working towards life goals. This
year, event organizers hope to sell 1000
tickets and raise even more money for
Maslow Project!
Musical acts scheduled to appear on the
main Britt stage include L.E.F.T., Frankie
Hernandez and the Old Soul Parade, Fret
Drifters, Mountain Mamas and Brothers
Reed. Local food will be provided by Bella
Union, Rogue Creamery and more. Bella
Union’s famous smoked salmon will also
be available for sale and for sampling.
“Maslow Project is excited to be a part
of this great community event. We love
the family-friendly atmosphere and that
it helps raise awareness for the needs
of youth in Jackson County, where 1 in
10 children experience homelessness,”
says Mary Ferrell, Executive Director of
Maslow Project. Based on the success of
last year’s SOSSF, Maslow Project has
decided to endorse this great community
day as their primary fall fundraiser.
SOSSF was founded in 2014 by
Jacksonville residents, Ted Trujillo and

September 2015

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Chef Jeff Launches Line of BBQ Sauces

Longtime Jacksonville and Rogue
Valley resident Jeff Case recently
followed a life-long dream by launching a
line of privately-labeled Barbeque Sauces,
affectionately dubbed, “Chef Jeff’s.”
Case, a well-known and respected
mortgage lender, is also a husband and a
father of three grown children
and grandpa of two. Jeff’s wife
Leslie admits, “The fact that
we had our three kids in the
span of three years, kind of
forced Jeff to learn to how to
cook…since I was pretty busy,
it really served as the catalyst
that shifted Jeff to head family
chef. It was during our early
married years that he became
passionate about cooking,
especially barbeque that
eventually lead to the creation
of his sauces and his own brand.”
Today, the Case kids, girls Kendall
(27) and Ashton (26), and son Brody (24)
are proud of their parents. All look back
fondly and recall a solid family foundation
that was partially built thanks to spending
time together in the kitchen and around
the dinner table—their dad’s domain.
Oldest daughter, Kendall says, “In a time
of life when all of us have moved out and
are well into living our own lives, dad's
business has, again, drawn us close as a
family. We've all done some work to ensure
that he has our support and is successful.”
Indeed, Chef Jeff’s is a familysupported and oriented venture wherein
Leslie handles all social media, marketing
and public relations. Kendall and Ashton
assist with customer service and sales
at local events as well as some outside
marketing, while Brody handles website
development and tech support.

All the kids say it’s fun to watch their
parents working together at something
other than raising a family!
Middle daughter Ashton says,
“They have always set such a good
example to us, showing us teamwork,
communication, hard work and integrity
and it comes-out in how
they are approaching the
new venture.”
Each of the Case kids
also recalls a common
conversation in the
household was always
about their dad opening up
a coffee bistro or restaurant.
“Today,” says Brody, “we’re
so proud that dad’s sauces
deliver what would have
been served had he opened
a restaurant! On the website,
he will share his knowledge of perfectlycooked meats through videos and recipes.”
Chef Jeff’s BBQ sauces are made at
TopNotch Bottling in Albany, Oregon,
using GoodBean Coffee in all the sauces
and rubs. Kendall adds that, “This is such
an exciting adventure that mom and dad
have started on. It's special that he's given
each of us a role, so to say, and that we
feel a part of it. It's drawn us closer in our
busy lives…I'm looking forward to seeing
where Chef Jeff’s goes!”
Look for Chef Jeff’s BBQ sauces in three
flavors: Original, Natural and WAK (With a
Kick), all currently at local retailers including
GoodBean Coffee and Fiasco Winery in
Jacksonville, and in Medford at Black Bird,
Punky’s Diner and Quality Markets. Check
their website for new retailers, the online
store, and “how-to” videos.
Reach Jeff Case at 541-601-6245 or online

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September 2015

Elaine Witteveen Retrospective
at Art Presence

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Longtime Jacksonville resident and
local artist Elaine Witteveen passed
away at age 98 earlier this year. Due
to the high profile and longevity
of the Artist's Workshop, founded
by Witteveen in 1979, she was wellknown in Jacksonville and beyond for
facilitating the work of her fellow artists
as much as for her own.
Born in Chicago in 1917, Elaine’s
passion for art bloomed early. She took
Saturday art classes at the Chicago Art
Institute when she was in elementary
school, winning a scholarship for
full-time study at the Institute in high
school. She continued her studies at
the American Academy of Art at night
while earning a Bachelors degree in
Philosophy at the University of Chicago.
Achieving her Masters in Art History
was temporarily interrupted when
Elaine and her husband moved to
Eugene in 1946. They opened a print
shop for which she did the art layouts,
“Red Flowers in Blue Vase,” 28” x 35” acrylic
and she continued her studies at the
and collage by Elaine Witteveen
University of Oregon and taught plein
air painting at Maude Kerns Art Center
in Eugene, which she co-founded.
Moving to Jacksonville in 1964, the
Witteveens gained the respect of West
Coast artists who otherwise had to have
color prints of their artwork made by firms
back East. Elaine worked as typesetter and
managed the marketing and distribution
for their business, which she learned
herself, all while continuing to paint.
After studying at the Samuel
Provenzano Studio in Florence, Italy
in 1972, Elaine became lonely while
traveling throughout southern Oregon
to paint landscapes on location and
decided painting with other artists
would be more fun. In 1979 the Rogue
Gallery agreed to sponsor the group,
which flourished from its inception as
the Rogue Valley Artist's Workshop to
grow into the 60-artist strong group it
Elaine working her magic, surrounded
has become in Jacksonville today. For
by the tools of her trade
her efforts, she was appointed to the
Oregon Arts Commission by former
member of Art Presence for a year. Anne
Oregon Governor Bob Straub.
is a huge admirer of Elaine’s work and
Like many artists who spent their
remembers her fondly for her fearless
younger years focusing on realism,
artistic experimentation, considering her
Elaine moved into collage and abstracts
an incredible role model. While some
painted in acrylic later in life. Therefore,
I N T E Rof
O R S Ppaintings
L U S are framed,
her collection comprises a wide range of
there are many unframed originals from
subject, style and medium from Elaine’s
which to choose. Come to our reception
artistic life available to collectors.
on Saturday, September 5 from noonArt Presence Art Center is honored to
3:00pm and learn more about this
host a retrospective exhibition featuring
Jacksonville legend through her art. Visit
over 100 of Witteveen’s paintings from
the gallery any Friday–Sunday this month
September 4–27. Elaine was a friend of
to view this special exhibition and choose
our founder, Anne Brooke, and board
one of Elaine’s paintings for yourself!

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State of the Art Presence Art Center
by Hannah West, Southern Oregon Artists Resource
Prints vs. Originals—The question
of whether to buy original art work or
giclées (prints made with inks that won’t
fade for 100 years, usually on acid-free
paper) for your home is one worth
considering. The debate usually centers
on the higher cost of original art. Art
Presence founder Anne Brooke’s opinion
is that buying original art is worth the
price, especially given the abundance of
affordable art in the marketplace. You
can buy a giclée for less but you’ll spend
a considerable amount for framing,
while original art generally comes
professionally framed and ready to hang.
There is long-term value in owning
original art. Patrons often collect art by
certain artists because their work appeals
to them or from a sense that they will
become famous. Over time, these works
do increase in value. How many times
have you heard of a homeowner excited
to find a painting in their attic? If it were
original art, it could be worth big money!
Eager to know what it’s worth, they have
it appraised, only to learn it’s a print with
little or no value.
The urge for self-expression is powerful,
and most artists just cannot stop creating.
Become a patron and discover the
tremendous pride of owning original art!
Harvest Time Member Show—Art
Presence member artists present a themed
art exhibition, “Harvest Time.” New
member Sheri Dinardi brings magnificent
oil paintings like the one pictured
here. The show will be on display from
September 4–27, with a reception on
Saturday, September 5 from Noon–3:00pm.
Elaine Witteveen Retrospective—
Art Presence is honored to host a
retrospective exhibition of original
paintings by the late Elaine Witteveen.
Many pieces are framed, but we also
have many unframed originals. Most
of Witteveen’s artwork will hang in the
front gallery, with larger pieces in the
main gallery. Paintings can be taken home
upon your purchase.
September also sees a return to our
author readings. We will hear excerpts
and a discussion of their works by these
authors during the reception:
1:00pm – Kristen Shockey
2:00pm – John Sack
3:00pm – Ginna Gordon

“Fields of Gold,” oil by Sheri Dinardi
Jacksonville Citywide Yard Sale—Our
artists are cleaning-out their studios
now so they can offer art paper, frames,
brushes, paints, and more during
the Jacksonville Citywide Yard Sale,
September 11-13! Get art supplies for
bargain prices and play with a new
medium or take your creative expression
to new heights!
Don’t miss these offsite exhibits of
original art by Art Presence members:
• Pioneer Village: Tom Glassman’s
show of photography continues
through October.
• Medford Library: “Our Valley and
Beyond” exhibit of paintings by
Linda Curtis continues through
October 2. Leona Sewitsky takes-over
for the rest of October with “Mad
Tea Party,” displaying her Alice in
Wonderland sculptures.
• Jacksonville Library: Paintings by
Shan Lollis hang in the Naversen
Room through November.
What’s Happening Upstairs?—Our
Figure Drawing class continues every
Monday from 1pm–3 pm. Take advantage
of great professional models to practice
and improve your drawing skills! Bring
your pencil and sketchbook and join us for
just $10/session. Instruction upon request.
Schedule our classroom for your class,
workshop or meeting. Contact Anne
Brooke at 541-941-7057 for reservations.

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

Join us for the Jacksonville Wine Cruise on
Sept. 20 and for a Harvest Pizza Party
at the vineyard, Sept 27.
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Bellabrate the Season
...with lunch or dinner on the heated
Bella Patio. the crowds & bugs have
all departed; there are plenty of
places to park, & the wisteria is
still lush & green.

it’s the best time of the
year on the Bella patio!

it’s also a great
time to enjoy...


...with 9 Britt concerts in september,
the Bella is perfect for late night
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by Donna Briggs, Britt President & CEO


ugust has
been such
an exciting
month on the
Britt hill, and we
have much more
to look forward to, as summer extends
into September. We are fresh off of an
exciting Classical Festival, and I hope you
were able to join Teddy Abrams and the
Britt Orchestra during their three weeks
of music-making. The musicians of our
orchestra, along with the wonderful
singers from the Rogue Valley Chorale,
Southern Oregon Repertory Singers and
San Francisco Girls Chorus, delivered a
beautiful and memorable Opening Night
concert when they performed the dramatic
Carmina Burana in hot, smoky weather.
The music-making continued through
the Rite of Spring, the world premiere
song cycle Bull Frogs Croon with
Aoife O’Donovan and Jeremy Kittel,
a wonderful Symphony Pops with
Morgan James, all the way through to the
Orchestra Showcase concert that closed
the season. The Britt Orchestra members
come from all over the country each year,
and many consider Jacksonville their
second home. Thanks to all of you who
welcomed them into your homes and
businesses, and to all who make the Britt
Classical Festival such a special experience.

It’s bittersweet to end the Classical
Festival, but exciting to look forward. We
are thrilled to present A Valentine Gala
benefitting Britt Orchestra, on February
11, 2016. The one and only China Forbes,
vocalist for Pink Martini, will perform at
this gala event, which will take place at
the Inn at the Commons in Medford, and
will also include a three-course dinner.
Tickets are on sale now! See our website
for more information.
We also look ahead to the music we
still have this season, with one of the
most extensive September lineups we’ve
ever had this late in the summer. Some
highlights include: Kacey Musgraves,
who is simultaneously breaking country
music boundary lines and revisiting old
sounds, on September 3; the innovative
acoustic/progressive bluegrass act Punch
Brothers, led by Chris Thile of Nickel
Creek, on September 5; nostalgia-filled
music with The Turtles on September 11,
when we’ll be “Happy Together,”; a fun
night of comedy with the top five finalists
of Last Comic Standing on September 12,
and more!
We hope to see you on the Britt hill this
month. Check out our full September
schedule at
Comments or questions for Britt Festivals?
Email Donna at Visit Britt
Festivals at

Britt Orchestra to Play Crater Lake
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years, but it is actually about the future,”
says Britt CEO and President Donna
Briggs. “Our collaboration with CLNP is
really about embracing a second century
of stewardship for
Crater Lake and
for communities
across southern
Oregon through
the magnificence of
nature and art."
Composer Michael
Gordon will serve
as artist-in-residence several times
throughout the year at Crater Lake, to
draw on the park for inspiration for his
composition. He says, “I am honored to
create a new work inspired by Crater
Lake National Park for Teddy Abrams and
the Britt Music and Arts Festival… The
project at Crater Lake is designed to be an
experiential spatial work. The idea is to
draw out the natural sounds in and around
Crater Lake and connect the natural sonic
environment to the orchestra.”

9/11 THE TURTLES featuring FLO & EDDIE /
The Rogue Suspects

9/12 Last Comic Standing

The Mandatory World Tour

9/13 Brandi Carlile / Baskery

Kacey Musgraves /

9/16 PRIMUS & The Chocolate Factory with

Sugar + The Hi-Lows

In July 2016, members of the Britt
Orchestra and Music Director Teddy
Abrams will celebrate the unique majesty
of Crater Lake with performances at
the national park.
Abrams will lead
approximately 40 Britt
Orchestra musicians in
the performances, with
the dramatic panorama
of the entire lake as
the backdrop. The
musicians will perform
a world premiere composition by New
York-based composer Michael Gordon,
commissioned by Britt and inspired by
Crater Lake.
The genesis for this project comes
from a funding opportunity from the
National Endowment for the Arts project
Imagine Your Parks, which celebrates the
centennial of the National Parks.
“Britt is thrilled to be a part of the
National Parks Centennial celebration
of the achievements over the past 100

The Fungi Ensemble

Blue Sky for
a greener Britt.

Sep 25

With the help of thousands of Blue Sky customers
we are once again providing Blue Sky renewable
energy to match the power needs for the entire
Britt Festival season. The Blue Sky program gives
Oregon customers a simple choice to have a
sustainable impact. To sign up, visit the Blue Sky
booth or visit

Garden Stage
216 W. Main St., Medford

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Adults: $19
Kids (7-12): $8
Kids (0-6): Free

September 2015

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The Unfettered Critic

by Paula Block Erdmann & Terry Erdmann


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new Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall,
near Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis and the
Apollo 11 command module.
You’ve also heard that some convention
attendees dress up in funny-looking
costumes and glue rubber points to their
ears. That’s partially true. The majority
of the costumes worn in Las Vegas were
professional quality, costing hundreds
of dollars to create. The convention
schedule included a “costume contest”
that was judged by Bobak Ferdowsi; you
know him as “Mohawk
Guy,” the Jet Propulsion
Laboratory’s system’s
engineer who played a
key role in landing the
Mars Rover Curiosity on
the red planet in 2012.
Those kinds of geeks
and nerds. And those
kinds of costumes.
Which is where
we came in. During
our scheduled stage
presentation, in a
ballroom filled with
fans, we discussed
our upcoming book
and its costuming contents. Once our
responsibilities were over, we relaxed into
people watching, observing convention
attendees reunite with friends—people
who share the same passions. People who
don’t give a damn how their friends look,
how overweight they may be, or what type
of disfigurement they may endure. Love of
Star Trek is the great equalizer. It’s a universe
devoid of bullying, or teasing, or ridicule.
Which means that the two of us fit
in just fine! We ran into old friends,
and made some new ones. We signed
autographs. Lots and lots of autographs.
We shared meals at really good
restaurants and some not so good ones.
We mourned the fact that the sinful city
seems to be the last refuge of cigarette
smokers. (Cough, cough!)
It’s possible that we even sold a few
advance copies of our book! (The fullcolor tome lands in stores in October.)
And we think that we heard ourselves
promise to go back next year.
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.



f you’ve encountered us on the
streets of Jacksonville within the
past twelve months, you may have
overheard us in heavy discussion about
the meanings of words like “trapunto”
and “boucle.” Or you may have heard us
contemplating the virtues of double-sided
tape in the dressing room. Or the reason a
peek at a woman’s navel was verboten on
American television during the 1960s.
No, these odd mumblings weren’t
indicative of us slipping into our dotage.
We were working on a
huge coffee-table book
titled Star Trek Costumes:
Five Decades of Fashion
from the Final Frontier.
We’ve spent the last year
researching film and
television productions,
gathering photographs,
hunting for closeted
treasures, visiting
museums, locking
ourselves in archives,
interviewing designers,
actors, filmmakers,
collectors—and writing,
writing, writing.
And just about the time we thought
we were finished with the work, the
phone rang. “Would you,” the caller
asked, “be interested in attending a Star
Trek convention in Las Vegas to talk
about your book?”
Need he have even asked?
You’ve heard of Star Trek conventions,
of course. They’re infamous, reputed
to be infested with disheveled nerds
and grown-up geeks who sleep in
their parents’ basements. Well, almost
everything you’ve heard is wrong. The
convention hall in Las Vegas was filled
with people who love Star Trek for its
characters, its stories, and its philosophy.
Scientists. Schoolteachers. NASA
technicians. They came to see the actors
and the craftsmen behind the Star Trek
franchise, of course. But they also came to
hear speakers like Margaret Weitekamp,
curator in the Space History department
at the Smithsonian Institution’s National
Air and Space Museum. At the moment,
Margaret is overseeing the restoration of
the original 11-foot studio model of the
Starship Enterprise. When that restoration
is completed in 2016, the Enterprise will
take its rightful position in the Museum’s

Back by popular demand, the
Jacksonville Oregon Winery Association
(JOWA) is sponsoring a Fall Wine Cruise
on Sunday, September 20 from noon to
6:00pm. There are only a limited number
of tickets for sale, ($25 per/person) so be
sure and get yours now – tickets are only
available online at
Your ticket includes all transportation
and wine tasting costs along with food
pairings at Caprice Vineyards, Daisy
Creek Vineyards, DANCIN Vineyards,
South Stage Cellars and Quady North.

During this fun-filled afternoon, you’ll
travel to the 5 Jacksonville-based wineries
in the comfort of the Wine Hopper &
Bravo Tours vans and the All-Aboard
Trolley and Jubilee Trolley.
Your tour drivers will shuttle you from
a starting point winery of your choice,
allowing you to hop-on and hop-off at
your leisure. Stay as long as you wish at
the wineries while you taste three wines
and enjoy food pairings!
Get tickets online only at www.!

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September 2015

Jacksonville Review

Digging Jacksonville – Artifacts 11:
Mourning Buttons
by Carol Knapp

Carol Knapp at her
home, the historic
Booker House


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his “mourning button” is one of
the many artifacts found during
repairs to my own home, the
historic Booker House on South Oregon
Street. Black attire, including buttons, was
popularized by Queen Victoria following
the death of her husband, the beloved Prince
Albert. She reportedly wore mourning
clothes for the rest of her long life.
The Victorian era and its mourning
rituals were formalized into strict rules
of etiquette which included not only
dress, but funeral procedures and social
behavior, depending on how you were
related to the deceased. While these were
adhered-to by royalty, they were often
impractical for the majority of people.
Still, common custom was to wear black
for some period of time to show your love
and loss. Jacksonville was far removed
from England, yet people still wanted to
show respect for a lost loved one and to
demonstrate their grief.
While this button is interesting, where
it was found (its archaeological context)
brings it to life, especially for me. Otto
Biede and his family lived in this house in
the early 1890s. They had two daughters,
Helene (born in 1886) and Gertrude
(1889). On the first of June in 1891, Mrs.
Biede (Marie) gave birth to a boy they
named Johannas; but his was to be a short
life. On August 16th he passed away and
was buried in the Jacksonville Cemetery.
While the family could not place a
traditional gravestone, their love for the
baby is shown by the unique marker
formed of heavy wire loops in the shape
of a cradle and set in a durable wood.
Gertrude lived to be 108, spending her
adult life in Ashland, but she often visited
the grave. As she described it in 1978,
“Before we left Jacksonville in 1901 my
mother planted some ivy on my brother’s
grave. In all these years it has never died
out nor grown beyond the grave. On
Memorial Day it is always green and it
seems strange that it does not spread.”
Just in recent times it has disappeared—
perhaps at the hand of a well-intentioned
cemetery worker.

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Black buttons, of course, were used on
other attire, but were often advertised in
catalogues as “mourning buttons.” It is
quite possible that Mrs. Biede wore this
button on her clothing as she mourned
the loss of her only son, who was to be
her last child.

Mourning button found at the historic
Booker House (scale in centimeters).

The identification of the button
was made possible through my
collaboration with the SOU Laboratory
of Anthropology (SOULA) during home
repairs. Their work was invaluable
to me. They also helped me identify
artifacts (such as a Native American
thumb scraper made of jasper and a
Chinese opium tin lid) and educated
me on the importance of context to
paint a fuller picture of the history of
my property. Funds that I granted to
SOULA provided work/study for a
student who cataloged the hundreds of
artifacts recovered.
Carol Knapp has lived in the c. 1880
Booker House since 1978. She is a retired
RN who served in the US Navy during
the Vietnam War. She believes that the
history of Jacksonville and its feeling of
continuity with the past are what makes
the town unique and keeps it vibrant. You
can reach SOULA by contacting Chelsea
Rose at and follow SOULA
on facebook/Southern Oregon University
Laboratory of Anthropology.

FOJL Fall Book Sale During
Citywide Yard Sale Weekend
Jacksonville Friends of the Library will
sponsor their Fall Book Sale at the Naversen
Room at the Jacksonville Library during the
annual Citywide Yard Sale weekend.
Open hours will be: Friday, September
11, 9:00-10:00am (for members only),
10:00-4:00pm (open to the public.)
Saturday, September 12, 9:00am-4:00pm
(open to all) and Sunday, September 13
from noon-4:00pm (open to all.)
Books will be $5 a bag during the final
two hours from 2:00-4:00pm on Sunday.
Please bring donations to the library
during open hours or call Richard Avery
at 541 702-2114 if you need a pickup.

Your continued support helps us continue
special programs such as "Hot Off the
Press" and Summer Reading.

September 2015

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Focus on Hanley Farm by


Emma Abby, Director of Educational Programs

More FUN at the Farm!


t’s been a full and rewarding
summer thus far, with many new
and returning visitors to the Farm
enjoying its many offerings. All three
sessions of summer camp went-off
without a hitch as campers learned about
their local heritage through the Hanley
family’s story, as well as homesteading,
farming and cooking skills. New this
summer, Community Pizza Nights
proved to be a booming success from the
start. Clearly, our valley was in-need of a
laid-back, low-cost, farm-to-fork dining
option with local live tunes and brews.
Luckily, summer is still with us and
there are plenty of opportunities to come

evening. Chelsea always delivers an
intriguing and compelling view of past
and present archaeological happenings in
our region. To see the full dinner menu
and to purchase tickets, please visit www. Preregistration is required and
registration closes on September 5, so get
your tickets today!
Later this month, on September 27,
the Gold Diggers’ Guild is holding a
Silent Auction and Dinner at the Farm.
The Gold Diggers’ Guild was founded in
1977 to help support and raise funds for
the Southern Oregon Historical Society,
which owns and operates Hanley Farm.
This year’s theme is “Then and Now,”





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out and enjoy the Farm. For a full list of
events at the Farm for the rest of 2015,
please visit
As the bounty of this year’s harvest
continues to pour in, there are two
upcoming fine dining opportunities
not-to-be-missed. For the first time,
Platon Mantheakis, of the Jacksonville
Inn, will prepare the upcoming
gourmet ORIGINS farm-to-table
dinner at the Farm on September 12.
The dinner highlights some of the best
local ingredients our valley has to offer
including Rogue Creamery cheeses,
RoxyAnn wine, Terra Sol microgreens,
Hanley Farm produce, and much more.
Back by popular demand, Chelsea Rose,
staff archaeologist and adjunct faculty
member at Southern Oregon University,
will be the special guest speaker of the

and will include many themed packages
in the silent auction, including antique
printer blocks from Klockery Printery.
Two beautiful Bruce Killen bronze
sculptures will be the offered by live
auction. Proceeds from this event will
be used exclusively to support the
Southern Oregon Historical Society and
Hanley Farm. Reservations are required
and can be purchased by contacting
For more information about Hanley Farm
or upcoming events, please visit us online
at or;
call 541-773-6536 ext. 1002; and LIKE our
Hanley Farm Facebook page. Hanley Farm,
owned and operated by the Southern Oregon
Historical Society, is located at 1053 Hanley
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September 2015

Jacksonville Review

Pioneer Profiles: Cornelius C. Beekman
Part 4 – Pariah to Patriarch



by Carolyn Kingsnorth

lthough Cornelius Beekman
may have been the wealthiest
and most prominent man
in pioneer Jacksonville, wealth and
prominence did not guarantee
popularity. In fact, when the railroad
by-passed Jacksonville in favor of
Medford in the 1880s, Beekman—
previously a local hero—became
something of a local pariah.
For years, Jacksonville had looked
forward to the coming of the railroad
that would link Southern Oregon
with the larger population centers and
markets of Portland and San Francisco.
Construction of the Oregon portion of
the line had begun in Portland in 1868,
finally reaching Grants Pass in 1883.
Local businesses and residents naturally
assumed the railroad would be routed
through Jacksonville, the region’s hub.
However, the railroad company
asked Jacksonville for a $25,000 “bonus”
towards construction expense. The
town declined to provide it. Reportedly,
Jacksonville officials assumed that the
railroad could not survive without the
town. However, survive it did, and the
railroad was routed five miles to the east,
bringing Medford into existence.
According to Cornelius Beekman’s son,
Benjamin, the railroad never intended
to route the tracks through Jacksonville.
The company had surveyed two possible
routes—one was the route through what
became Medford, and one was two and
a half miles closer to Jacksonville. The

$25,000 would have secured the closer
route, but it was not close enough to
secure the future of the town.

In a 1939 interview, Benjamin Beekman
recalled, “The citizens of Jacksonville
saw it was useless to raise the money
required, for the difference in a distance
of two-and-a-half miles from town to the
railroad, and the present distance of five

miles was not enough to get fractious
about. Either would have spelled doom
to the town of Jacksonville, either by
creating a new town, or by moving the
business district of the old, two-and-a-half
miles to the railroad.”
The matter was decided when Ashland
chosen as Oregon’s southern most
The closer route, though
shorter, would have wound up in the hills

above Ashland. Per Ben Beekman, “[it]
would not have permitted the building of
roundhouses, workshops, and necessary
appurtenances of a railroad division.”
With foresight and business acumen,
Cornelius Beekman had anticipated that
the railroad would bypass Jacksonville. He
and three business partners had acquired
large tracts of inexpensive brush land
along the valley floor. On October 27, 1883,
they deeded 240 acres to the Oregon and
California Railroad Company including “a
tract not exceeding 20 acres for a depot and
other railroad purposes.” The remaining
acreage consisted of “each alternate block
in [a] new townsite, the railroad to receive
the blocks having the even numbers.”
With the establishment of the railroad
through the new town site of Medford,
land values increased, as did the wealth
of Beekman and his partners, leaving
many Jacksonville residents feeling that
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Beekman had betrayed them. Bitterness
burgeoned as professional men and
merchants began moving their businesses
to Medford, taking much of Jacksonville’s
economic base with them.
The Beekmans’ social life may have
experienced the brunt of local resentment,
and the Beekmans never became prominent
in Medford society. Prior to 1883, son
Ben had already left Jacksonville for
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good, eventually becoming a well-known
Portland lawyer. Daughter Carrie enrolled
in Mills College in Oakland, California, in

the fall of 1883, and spent much of the rest
of her life traveling. After Cornelius’ death
in 1915, Carrie and her mother Julia lived at
least half the year in Portland.

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However, the presence in Jacksonville
of Julia Beekman’s extended and
prominent family would have provided
the Beekmans with some social insulation
and also contributed to Cornelius’
“rehabilitation.” Her father was William
Hoffman, the first elected Clerk of
Jackson County and the first Mayor
of Jacksonville. Her brother-in-law,
David Linn, the leading contractor in
town, built most of Jacksonville’s early
wooden structures including the historic
Presbyterian Church. The Hoffmans
had been instrumental in the church’s
establishment and Julia Beekman was a
devoted congregant.
Beekman’s association with the
Presbyterian Church would have also
redeemed his reputation. As noted in
“A Man in His Prime”(Jacksonville Review,
August 2015), Beekman had donated
land for the church, contributed half of
the construction costs, purchased the
steeple bell, paid the fire insurance, and
frequently paid the minister’s salary.
Beekman also retained his position as
Grant Master of Jacksonville’s Masonic
Lodge. In 1894 Beekman was asked if
he would again accept the Republican
candidacy for Governor of Oregon if
offered; he deferred. He was offered the
presidency of the Commercial National
Bank of Portland, which he declined. In
1897, he was appointed a Regent of the
University of Oregon and served in that
capacity for the next 15 years.
By the turn of the century, Beekman
was back in the community’s good graces,
and no visit to Jacksonville was deemed
complete without a visit to Beekman’s
bank to meet the man and hear his stories
of pioneer life in Jacksonville. A 1912
interview described entering Beekman’s
bank as being “carried back from the era
of automobiles and aeroplanes to the days
of the stage coach and the pack train.”
Although Beekman sought to close
his bank shortly thereafter, many of his
old customers refused to move their
deposits. They placed full confidence
in the man who for so many years had
cared for their property.
In a 1914 Sunset magazine interview,
Beekman was asked what advice he
would give the present generation in light
of his long life and successful business
career. The aged financier replied:
"Live temperately and quietly, dealing
honestly with all men. Avoid carousing
and fast living. Save your money. Don't
gamble or speculate. Keep your spoon
out of the other fellow's mush and
attend strictly to your own business.
Credit comes from confidence, and our
lives must be such as will inspire the
respect and esteem of others."
When Beekman died February 22, 1915,
one can safely say he had followed his
own advice.
Pioneer Profiles is a project of Historic
Jacksonville, Inc. Visit us at www. and follow us on
Facebook (historicjville) for upcoming events
and more Jacksonville history.


September 2015

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

Meet the Pioneers 2014
Photo: Ron Moore
History Saturday in the Cemetery,
Saturday, September 12 at 10:00am—
Please join us for our final History
Saturday program of the year as we
explore Educators and Early Education in
the Rogue Valley. This interesting and fun
90-minute program will be presented by
Lynn Ransford and Pat Stancel and will
also include a short walking tour to a few
of the grave sites relating to the topic.
No advance reservations are required
and the program is free, though
donations are appreciated and allow
us to continue with our restoration
and preservation projects, along with
educational programs. To attend,
simply meet your docents at the top
of the Cemetery Road where you will
find parking available. We suggest that
you wear comfortable walking shoes,
sunscreen and a hat. Thank you to all
who were able to attend our very moving
program on July 8, when the topic was
The Civil War Comes to an End, presented
by Robert Hight and Gail Nicholson.
Marker Cleaning Workshops,
Saturday, September 19 at 9:00am—This
will be your last chance this year to learn
how and help clean the grave markers in
our Historic Pioneer Cemetery. We meet
at 9:00am at the top of the Cemetery Road
near the Sexton's Tool House with plenty
of parking available around the traffic
circle. All tools required are provided
along with instructions on proper and
safe cleaning techniques. Dress for the
project as this is hands-on and you may
get a little wet! Our group of dedicated
volunteers cleaned a total of 26 markers
in July, an amazing amount of work
accomplished in just a few hours.
Tickets Go on Sale for Meet the
Pioneers, Wednesday, September 9—Our
10th-anniversary presentation of Meet
the Pioneers returns to the Silent City on
the Hill, this coming October 9 and 10.

As always, there are all new stories to be
shared with this year's audience, along
with a number of new players. Please be
sure to mark your calendars and plan
on joining us for this very special and
popular Jacksonville event. Tickets will go
on sale starting Wednesday, September 9
at the Jacksonville Visitor and Information
Center, located next to the Post Office.
Tickets may be purchased in-person or by
calling 541-899-8118 for reservations. The
Visitor and Information Center is open
seven days a week from 10:00am until
3:00pm. Tickets are sold by the departure
time of the tour you wish to take. The first
tour will depart at 4:00pm and then every
15 minutes until the last tour departing
at 7:30pm. The prices of tickets are $12
for adults, $5 for children 12 years of age
and younger, and a special family ticket
for $29 for two adults and up to three
children. We apologize, but we are not in
a position to accept credit cards, only cash
or checks can be accepted. Checks should
be made out to the FOJHC (Friends of
Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery). If you
will be mailing your check in, please send
it to the following address: FOJHC P.O.
Box 1541 Jacksonville, OR 97530.
As this event normally sells-out each
and every year, we suggest getting your
tickets early. Tickets will be available
at the event but, can only be sold on a
first-come-first-served, space-available
basis. Questions may be directed to 541
826-9939 or to info@friendsjvillecemetery.
org All proceeds from this event support
ongoing restoration and preservation
projects in our cemetery.
Please visit our website at for additional
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Jacksonville Cemetery events and activities.
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September 2015

Jacksonville Review

Boosters Club News

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Cowley, John Keaveney, Robert Mitchell,
Mrs. Arthur Roberts, the Reverend Oliver
Summers, Mrs. Edna Valentine and
Donald W. Wendt.
The original goal of the organization
was simple and remains true today:
“To initiate and support
activities that advance
the general welfare and
improvement of the city
of Jacksonville.” One of its
first accomplishments was
a major one: obtaining the
federal National Historic
Landmark District status
for the city which stopped
the demolition of historic
structures to make way
for proposed highway
improvements. The unique
quality of life we enjoy in
our village today is a direct result of these
early Boosters Club efforts.
Today, the Boosters Club continues
to support civic activities both
monetarily and through numerous
volunteer activities. Just this past
year, the Foundation arm of the Club
provided funds for a needed upgrade
of the Jacksonville Cemetery restroom,
and Booster members participated in
a number of work parties to prep the
structure for painting and then did the
painting as well as some landscaping
around the facility. In addition, the
Foundation provided funding to
help fund a safety stairwell at the
Britt Performance Garden, continued
to provide financial support for the

Jacksonville Elementary School spring
musical, and helped fund and finish
a storage shed for the Jacksonville
Woodlands Association. Many Boosters
volunteers continued their work at the
Peter Britt Gardens with twice-yearly
cleanups, additional plantings and the
spreading of many yards of decorative
bark. The Boosters also continued their
tradition of hanging the lanterns for
the Chinese New Year celebration as
well as placing U.S. flags in downtown
Jacksonville and at the Veterans’ Park for
all national holidays.
And the list goes on.
The Jacksonville
Boosters year begins
in September and runs
through May with
general meetings held
on the second Monday
of the month with the
exception of December.
The general meetings are
held at Old City Hall on
the corner of Main and
South Oregon Streets.
Refreshments are served
at 9:30am followed by a business meeting
and program at 10:00am. These meetings
feature presentations on local issues,
travel, entertainment and always include
discussions of possible projects to benefit
the community. It is not “all work and
no play” as members enjoy three social
activities during the year, as well.
The Jacksonville Boosters Club is
an equal opportunity organization.
Membership is open to anyone who is
a friend of Jacksonville. We are always
looking for new individual and business
members who want to be more connected
to this wonderful community. If interested
in joining us, please contact Mike McClain
Photos: Paula Block Erdmann

Rotary Salmon Bake Fundraiser is September 20
On September 20, join members of
the Jacksonville-Applegate Rotary Club
at their 6th-Annual Salmon Bake, held
at Hanley Farm and enjoy a delicious
dinner, local wines, entertainment and
friendship. The event starts at 5:00pm
and serves as the club’s main club
fundraiser. Along with silent auction
items, the dinner includes a sumptuous
salmon feast prepared by Jacksonville

Inn. Tickets are $25 and are available
by contacting Dom Campanella at or by calling
541-210-3763. The Jacksonville Applegate
Rotary Club meets at Bella Union
Restaurant at 7:00am every Thursday
morning. Contact a local member if
interested in attending a meeting and/or
learning more about club membership.
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Jacksonville's City-Wide Yard Sale
Weekend is September 11th-13th!
CALL US today!

Help is on the way, call Rotary today!

The Jacksonville Boosters recently assigned their annual city-wide Garage Sale fundraiser
to the Jacksonville-Applegate Rotary. Donations of items for sale are welcome, and
are tax deductible as a 501(c)(3) charitable contribution to the Jacksonville-Applegate
Community Education Trust (JACET). If you have articles to donate, please call Jill
Tompkins at 541-899-1352 to arrange for them to be picked up, free of charge!

September 2015

Page 15

A Few Minutes with the Mayor

Friends Help at Fire Scene

by Paul Becker

Where Liberty Dwells
"Where Liberty
dwells, there is my
country." Words
spoken by Ben
Franklin. But today? We are willing to
forsake Liberty for comfort or safety.
Certainly this was untrue in Franklin's
day. So conditioned to some government
bureaucrat telling us how to behave, it no
longer concerns us that their authority for
action is derived from us... the People.
And how do Washington's bureaucrats
justify their endless regulations? Why,
through one program after another, all
implemented for “our” benefit! Tyranny
almost always begins
with some reason for
improving perceived
faults or shortcomings in
public affairs. Its growth
is expedited by leaders
who would drive us into
separate groups… then
pitting each one against the
other. If memory serves
me right, the last time we
came together as a nation…
as one people called
Americans… was in World
War II. It was a time when differences
were set aside, when most people realized
that unless they stood together in the face
of a common enemy, they would surely
end much as Benjamin Franklin warned
his colleagues in 1776… "We must indeed
all hang together, or most assuredly, we
shall all hang separately."
In 1940, Congress designated the
third Sunday in May as "I am an
American Day." In 1944 Harry Truman
issued a proclamation calling for an
annual Presidential proclamation
recognizing, "All who, by coming of
age or naturalization, have attained the
status of citizenship, and the day shall be
designated as "I am an American Day."
Subsequently, "I am an American Day"
was promoted through the United States
Immigration and Naturalization Service.
A 16-minute film, "I am an American,"
was produced and screened in theaters as
a short feature. In 1952, Congress moved
the "I am an American Day" observation
to September 17, and renamed it
"Citizenship Day." Since then, the day
has been renamed Constitution Day with
a mandate that schools receiving public
funds teach the history of the American
constitution on that day. Today, no one
remembers, "I am an American Day!"

But I remember. Still young when
Truman issued his proclamation, there
was something magical when "I am
an American Day" came each year.
Wherever I went, there were American
flags flying… on store fronts, lamp posts,
window ledges. Spring weather was welladvanced as my family walked through
the park two blocks from our New York
tenement, where we'd skirt the lake filled
with Sunday boaters, the water's surface
shimmering in the noonday sun, then
around a small hill, through a grove
of trees, and we'd reach a bandshell
festooned with American flags, in front
of which were three
or four hundred
chairs. We'd take
our seats, the chairs
would fill, and the
chamber orchestra,
with perhaps 40 or
so musicians, would
take their positions
in the bandshell.
Then began the
parade of dignitaries
making speeches
about what it means
to be an American. One such speaker
was the famed jurist, Judge Learned
Hand, who spoke:
“What then is the spirit of liberty? I
cannot define it; I can only tell you my
own faith. The spirit of liberty is the spirit
which is not too sure that it is right; the
spirit of liberty is the spirit which seeks to
understand the minds of other men and
women; the spirit of liberty is the spirit
which weighs their interests alongside
its own without bias; the spirit of liberty
remembers that not even a sparrow falls
to earth unheeded; the spirit of liberty is
the spirit of Him who, near two thousand
years ago, taught mankind that lesson
it has never learned, but has never quite
forgotten; that there may be a kingdom
where the least shall be heard and
considered side by side with the greatest.”
What I have described are memories…
they cannot be brought back. But… we can
inaugurate a new event… in October we
will set aside one Sunday afternoon for a
Courthouse concert on the lawn. It won’t
be a symphony orchestra, but it will be
a fine small ensemble. We’ll have chairs
for all to listen and enjoy. The date is
October 11th… from 1:30 to 3:30pm.
We’ll even try to find a few American
flags to fly in sun.

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

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

541-899-1231 •
Direct #: 541-899-6873
Now located behind Courthouse!

Submit all applications
& pick-up all permits:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
& Friday 8:30am-2:00pm
Wednesday: Closed to Public

CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, September 1, 6:00pm (OCH)
PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, September 9, 6:00pm (OCH)
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, September 15, 6:00pm (OCH)
HARC: Wednesday, September 23, 6pm (OCH)

For Jacksonville City Council Meeting Minutes, Agendas/Packets
and Audio Files, please visit and click on
the City Council tab.
Location Key: OCH - Old City Hall (S. Oregon & Main) CH - Courthouse
CC - Community Center (160 E. Main Street) NVR - Naversen Room (Jacksonville
Library) FH - Fire Hall (180 N. 3rd St. @ C) EOC - Emergency Ops Center at Police Station

Rogue Disposal & Recycling would like
to thank those that helped us when our
truck caught on fire on Saturday, August
15th in Jacksonville. The Jacksonville police,
fire and street departments were amazing,
and kept everyone safe. The people at Pony
Espresso jumped in and served water to
those assisting with the fire. Thanks go to

Mike from Star Towing who helped us
a lot. And special thanks to our driver Jeff
Edwards (a Jacksonville local) for doing
everything he could to make sure structures
and people were not harmed. Jacksonville,
you can be proud of your town and the
people who live and work there.
Garry Penning, Rogue Disposal & Recycling

City Snapshot
City Council, August 4—In his staff
report, City Administrator Jeff Alvis
stated that an $8500 painting contract for
the Miller House had been awarded to
Chris Sylva Painting. Part of the rationale
to spruce-up the city-owned property,
he noted, includes needed maintenance
as well as getting the property ready for
possible sale in the event city offices move
to the Courthouse and the property is
placed on the market. Alvis also reported
that Celeste Dyson, Planning Department
Tech, had tendered her resignation
effective September 11 due to her husband
accepting a new job in Portland. The city,
he said, is working with RVCOG on ideas
for managing the department which
at this writing is short-staffed. In July,
Planning Director Amy Stevenson left her
post, leaving the future leadership and
management of the department uncertain.
Gary Penning and Laura Leebrick of
Rogue Disposal and Recycling presented
the case for a $2/month rate increase for
residential and green waste customers.
Afterward, Council approved the increase,
the first since 2008. With the increase,
Jacksonville’s 500 customers still pay less
than other communities including Ashland,
Eagle Point and Shady Cove.
Councilors Wall, Gregg and Mayor
Becker praised Britt Festivals’ Executive
Director Donna Briggs for taking swift
action to lessen fire danger from patrons
smoking near the venue during extreme
conditions. Britt took action, posting NO
SMOKING signs around the pavilion and
also posted the following statement on its
website and elsewhere: “Due to the extreme
fire danger this season, Britt is taking
a preventative approach to fire safety,
and has made the decision to prohibit

all smoking on Britt property for the
remainder of the 2015 season. Thank you.”
Mayor Becker, having just returned from
the Oregon Mayor’s Association meeting,
reported that at every turn, THE topic of
discussion was “marijuana.”
City Council, August 18—Ian Foster
from the Planning Department presented
Council with a thorough report on a
“demolition by neglect” case involving
the historic Keegan House, located at 455
Hueners Lane. The property is currently
“bank owned,” by Safeguard Properties.
After reaching those responsible for care of
the home, a staff site visit was conducted
to inspect the entire property. At this
time, the city is working in conjunction
with its Building Inspector and Safeguard
Properties to save the home from ruin.
Foster reported that he did not know if the
bank intended to sell the property.
Council weighed-in on an offer by
Cathlyn Dealey to purchase a land parcel
from the City known as Tax Lot 701. The
parcel borders the back of her lot located
at 235 S. 5th Street as well as Jacksonville
Woodlands Association property. Dealey’s
interest in the property stems from a
desire to build a new home upon her lot
and to have more usable space for a yard/
landscaping as well as straightening-out
her lot. After hearing from Jacksonville
Woodlands Executive Director Larry Smith
and considering the matter, Council voted
unanimously to deny the request.
Council held a public hearing on
modifying the city’s current Water Systems
Development Charges which, if adopted
at a later date, will result in an increase in
the fee from $1456 to $2703. The SDC is an
up-front, one-time charge to cover expenses
related to water delivery infrastructure.

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

July 14 to August 16, 2015
Call Type – Total Calls
Alarm - 6
Animal Complaint - 13
Assault - 4
Assist - Other Gov't/Law
Enforcement Agencies - 86
Assist Public - 103
City Ordinance - 4
Custody - Detox - 1
Disorderly Conduct - 1
Domestic - 4
DUII - 1
Fugitive - 2
Motor Vehicle Collision - 1

Noise - 6
Other Crimes - 2
Property - 3
Subpoena Service - 4
Suspicious - 17
Theft (Larceny) - 3
Traffic Crime - DWS - 1
Traffic/Roads - All - 11
Trespassing - 1
Unauthorized Use of Motor
Vehicle (UUMV) - 1
Vandalism - 2

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hrough the
which exterior design will appeal to the
smoky days
most people who have requested meetings,
last month,
reunions, parties, and classes there,
I noticed many
(Monarchs are shades of gold and black
butterflies flying low to the ground,
with attractive yet very useful features).
looking for a little nectar or fresh water
JCC has had some bumps in the process,
to endure the heat. I picked up my
and again like the chrysalis, some grips
granddaughter, Sarah, on her way to an
were loosened from the originally-defined
SAT class and she was excited, waving
goal. That hot smoky air seemed to make
for me to get out of the car and look into
other (caterpillars) work more diligently
some overgrown fuzzy plants in their
to ensure success in their next, planned
flower bead. The plants
stages of life. Some
are Milkweed. We
caterpillars had eaten
counted over 20 of the
to nourish themselves
somewhat grotesquelywith such fervor that
beautiful caterpillars
nothing will shake
with long black horns
their chrysalis free.
protruding from head to
Similarly, when the
tail of their tiger-striped,
diversions of place,
fat, shiny bodies. Their
time, and design got
rows of legs resembling
in JCC’s way, our
toes wearing black
incredibly talented
nail polish clung to
Board of Directors
the very Milkweed
united even stronger
they were rapidly
to overcome these
eating. Sarah showed
bumps and hurdles.
me the baby ones,
The Jacksonville
juveniles, and adult
Monarch on Milkweed by Sarah Villarreal
Monarch caterpillars.
Center board and
One was already spewing out the goo
committees are reconfiguring some of the
that would become its home chrysalis
planned features and footprint to better
until it develops into a beautiful, and
address needs and enhance the beautiful
endangered, Monarch butterfly.
site adjacent the row of heritage trees
Then it hit me, this difficult and quite
on 4th at Main Streets. And then like the
precarious task is not unlike building a
wet butterfly, we will emerge but have to
new Jacksonville Community Center (JCC) wait awhile (Planning and HARC) for the
near the historic core of downtown. Years
approved perfection to build this inviting
ago, a seed of hope (Milkweed seed) was
building. These Monarchs that survive
nurtured into the concept of creating an
their delicate trials will take flight. We will
inviting, safe, multi-use space (chrysalis)
open the JCC doors for you to enjoy. How
where our community members of all ages exciting it will be to fulfill our missions!
could gather (flowerbed). That concept
For JCC info, or
has grown and developed, raising funds, For more on Monarchs,
shaping floor plans (wings), debating

Chamber Chat

by Tim Balfour, Executive Director
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
COUNTRY ESTATE located just .2 of a mile outside of Historic Jacksonville in the desirable West Hills.
5.67 acres (2 tax lots) with amazing views of Mt. McLoughlin and the Valley below. Grand two-story entry,
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kitchen with island, abundant windows, lots of light, and plenty of storage and counter space. Main level
Master Suite with fireplace and large jetted tub. Possible 2-family set-up with attached 2 bedroom, 1
bath spacious guest suite with open kitchen and living room. Plenty of room for horses! Property is fenced
and has electric gate entry. Attached 2 car garage + detached garage with additional storage. Excellent
well, and natural gas available. Please call 541-821-5507 or e-mail for
appointment to tour. Courtesy to Brokers but 24-hour notice mandatory.

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701 Widean Ln, Jacksonville

3 BR • 2 BA • 1140 SF • .26 Acres
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Chamber to Join Forces with JOBA


he Jacksonville Chamber of
Commerce and the Jacksonville
Oregon Business Association
(JOBA) will be joining forces as one
organization. This new joint relationship
represents a great opportunity for the
business community to increase its
efficiency and its cohesion. The newlymerged organization will be named
the “Jacksonville Oregon Chamber of
Commerce and Business Association.”
Board members from both organizations
will be represented on the Board of
Directors, with the previous JOBA
board members also comprising the
marketing committee for the organization.
That committee will be chaired by the
Destination Marketing Officer (DMO),
currently filled by Tim Balfour, Executive
Director–Marketing & Visitor Services. The
blended board and name demonstrate the
integration of these two organizations.
JOBA was formed five years ago as a
marketing consortium for businesses that
wanted to support initiatives directed at
attracting visitors to Jacksonville. They
have run ads in the OSF playbill and the
Ashland Walk-About Guide to target
an audience that has already proven
its ability and willingness to travel to
Southern Oregon. They have also coadministered the Jacksonville Oregon
Facebook page and increased the number
of “Likes” through a concerted promotion
campaign to over 6,000. In addition, they
have run ads in regional publications
such as Sunset, 1859, Southern Oregon and
Northwest Travel magazines. These ads
have promoted Jacksonville as a whole
along with seasonal events like Victorian

Christmas and Taste of Summer. They
also participate in a rack-card distribution
program that compliments the program
the Chamber participates in. And JOBA
was integral in bringing The Oregon Wine
Experience (formerly the World of Wine
Festival) to Jacksonville.
All this was accomplished by using JOBA
member dues supplemented with bed-tax
grants. Members paid $250 annually, with
nearly 100% going strictly to marketing. We
need to keep this revenue stream to support
marketing initiatives and are developing
plans on how to continue this level of
support from our business community.
Nearly all JOBA members are also members
of the Chamber of Commerce.
Having a holistic approach to
marketing that integrates marketing
content strategy with ad placement and
other promotional activities will allow
us to achieve even more in the future.
Preliminary steps include merging the
websites, communicating the change to
membership and taking the necessary
steps for the legal entity. Previous
changes implemented by the Chamber
relating to the Destination Marketing
Officer role and increased capabilities laid
the ground work for this development.
Both boards are excited to move forward
as an integrated organization working
to better serve the Jacksonville business
community. They have been working
collectively on several initiatives over the
past several years and the merger will create
a stronger organization. We encourage
all businesses in Jacksonville to join us.
Membership information can be found at

September 2015

On Money & More:
Do The Currency Wars Matter?


Page 17






by Erich & Matt Patten, Cutler Investment Group

t has been said in the past that when
the US economy sneezes, the rest
of the world catches a cold. This
was definitely the case in 2008, when a
bursting housing bubble left the world on
the brink of economic catastrophe. Seven
years later, the US economy is relatively
healthy, but lately China has sneezed.
Will China prove to
be contagious to the
rest of the world?
China, by some
measures has
eclipsed the US as
the world’s largest
economy. However,
China is in the
midst of an historic
transition. As the
country has become
developed, it is moving from an export
driven economy to one that will be
dependent on consumers. In the US,
household purchases comprise around
70% of economic activity. In China, this
figure is nearly 40%. As wealth increases,
this percentage will also increase.
Recently, however, weak economic data
has prompted the Chinese government to
intervene in the value of their currency.
By devaluing the Yuan, as China did
on August 11th, the government has
favored manufacturing over consumers.
The devaluation makes Chinese goods
cheaper for foreigners, and has the
opposite effect for imported goods.
Essentially, they have mandated that
goods purchased domestically are 3%
more expensive (the initial currency
fluctuation) versus the US dollar than
previously. Their hope is that this
action will stimulate manufacturing and
ultimately contribute to economic growth.
Time will tell if these actions prove
successful, but currency manipulation in
our view is like pushing a string.
Looking at the impact closer to
home, China is underrepresented in
most investors’ portfolios. Emerging
markets average under 5% of US investor
portfolios, and China is roughly 25% of
this allocation. However, US companies
have a great deal of exposure to the
Chinese economy. Initially, US companies
looked to China for cheap labor
arbitrage, but today the consumption
component has been the economic story.
Companies like Apple and Starbucks
have increasingly depended on Chinese
consumer spending for revenue growth.

The devaluation makes it harder for
US companies to grow their topline
in China, just as the strong US Dollar
versus most currencies has been a recent
headwind for companies.
While China is just one variable in the
global economic equation, it is clearly
an important one. In Cutler’s view, the
risks of a China
slowdown could
have a serious
impact on
global equities.
However, we can’t
underestimate the
determination of
Chinese officials
to achieve the
country’s growth
targets. China has
the resources at
its disposal, such as foreign reserves and
fiat economic dictates, to manage periods
of economic weakness. If implemented
successfully, a sneeze may be just that
and the rest of the world can avoid
getting sick.
All opinions and data included in this
commentary are as of August 13, 2015 and
are subject to change. The opinions and views
expresses herein are of Cutler Investment
Counsel, LLC and are not intended to be a
forecast of future events, a guarantee of future
results or investment advice. This information
should not be used as the sole basis to make
any investment decision. The statistics have
been obtained from sources believed to be
reliable, but the accuracy and completeness
of this information cannot be guaranteed.
Neither Cutler Investment Counsel, LLC nor
its information providers are responsible for
any damages or losses arising from any use
of this information. Past performance is no
guarantee of future results. All investments
involve risk, including possible loss of
principal amount invested.
Matthew Patten is CEO and Investment
Portfolio Manager. He is a graduate of
Jacksonville Elementary School and South
Medford High School. Matt earned BA
degrees in Economics and Environmental
Geo-Sciences from Boston College and a MBA
from the University of Chicago.
Erich Patten is President and Chief
Investment Officer. He is a graduate of
Jacksonville Elementary School and South
Medford High School. Erich earned a BS
in Economics from the Wharton School,
University of Pennsylvania, and a Masters in
Public Policy from the University of Chicago.
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Portfolio Manager

Erich M. Patten
Chief Investment Officer
President/Portfolio Manager

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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
Manager in 2013 (ranked by Assets Under Management).
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ur houses are also our homes,
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it’s also important to look at how much
certain remodeling projects yield at
time of resale. Every year, the National
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report on “resale value of remodeling
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Year after year, the most cost-effective
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#2 Garage Door Replacements
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#4 Minor Kitchen Remodel
#5 Deck Addition
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Job Cost

Resale Value

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• Was married to the former spouse for
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• Is at least age 62
• Is not married
• Is not entitled to a higher Social
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her own retirement or disability
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eligible for a benefit, but has not
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Jacksonville Review

September 2015 Events Calender • More at
Jacksonville Art Events
September 2015!
Art Presence Art Center!
Harvest Time!

September 4–27: This
month Art Presence member artists exhibit works in a
seasonal harvest theme,
with works like Fields of
Gold (left) by new member
Sheri Dinardi. Join us for a
reception on Sat, Sept 5 from
12–3pm. Author Readings
resume during the
reception, with these
Jacksonville authors reading
excerpts from their books:!
1pm: Kristen Shockey!
2pm: John Sack!
3pm: Ginna Gordon!

Elaine Witteveen Retrospective!
Art Presence hosts a show with over
100 of the late Elaine Witteveen’s art.
Framed and unframed works
available, take home upon purchase!!

Life Drawing!

Mondays, 1–3pm: Our
Figure Drawing class
continues every
Monday from 1–3 PM.
Take advantage of great
professional models to practice and
improve your drawing skills! Just $10 per
Offsite Exhibits!
Pioneer Village!
Tom Glassman’s photography now through
Jacksonville Library
Paintings by Shan Lollis
now through November.!
Medford Library!!
Our Valley and Beyond,
paintings by Linda Curtis.
Painting by Shan Lollis!

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!
Sept 1–30: Jacie Gray!

Extraordinary images by photographer Jacie Gray, who spends
her time immersed in nature.!
165 South Oregon Street ~

South Stage Cellars!
Thru Sept 23: Adam Bickel
Sept 24: Steve and Sue

• 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.
• Friday-Sunday, September 11-13:
jacksonville citywide yard sale.
See article page 27.
• Friday-Sunday, September 11-13: fojl fall
book sale, Naversen Room. See page 10 for hours.
• Saturday, September 12, 10:00-11:30am: history
saturday in the cemetery, Jacksonville
Historic Cemetery. See article page 13.
• Saturday, September 12: origins farm-totable dinner. Hanley Farm. See article page 11.
• Tuesday, September 15 or 29, 6:30pm: social
security workshop, Jones & Associates.
See ad and article page 18.

18 & 19
25 & 26


• Sunday, September 20, 2:00-5:00pm:
furnarture event, to benefit The Studio
at Living Opportunities. Valley View Winery.
• Sunday, September 20, 5:00pm: rotary
salmon bake. See article and ad page 14.
• September 22-27: oktoberfest at
bigham knoll. See schedule page 37.
• Sunday, September 27: gold diggers'
guild silent auction & dinner,
Hanley Farm. Fundraiser for SOHS. See article page 11.

• Friday, September 18, 7:00pm: movie night
at old city hall, "The Story of Vernon and
Irene Castle." See article this page.

• Saturday & Sunday, October 3 & 4, 11:00am-3:00pm:
beekman house, "Victorian Mourning
Rituals." See ad page 12.

• Saturday, September 19, 9:00am-Noon:
cemetery marker cleaning &
workshop, Jacksonville Historic Cemetery.
See article page 13.

• Friday & Saturday, October 9 & 10 : meet the
pioneers, Jacksonville Historic Cemetery.
See article page 13.

September Movie Night at Old City Hall
September's movie night at Old City Hall features the
last of nine films made at RKO starring Ginger Rogers
and Fred Astaire... The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle.
Castle!is a reasonably accurate biography of the
two dancers who set the dance world on fire in the
Edwardian Age until World War I. They were even more
famous than Fred and Ginger and the movie attempts to
show the depth of their popularity. Beset with numerous
problems, most of them personally caused by Irene
Castle who wanted anyone but Ginger playing her life
story, the film admirably succeeded in serving as a finale
to Ginger's partnership with Fred. It is a sweet, small,
unpretentious film reflecting the era it portrays
The supporting cast includes three-time Oscar winner
Walter Brennan and one of filmdom's greatest character
actresses, Edna May Oliver. Cinematography was by the

great Robert De Grasse whose career spanned nearly half
a century. His ending shot of Fred and Ginger dancing
away from the camera is one that will linger with you,
as will Fred's choreography in their last number, "The
Missouri Waltz."
The Story of Vernon
and Irene Castle will
screen at 7:00pm on
Friday, September
18th. Currently,
there is no Britt
concert scheduled
for that date. Doors
open at 6:30pm.

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

La Bohème

Masterworks 1
ASHLAND: Sept 25 · 7:30 pm
MEDFORD: Sept 26 · 7:30 pm
GRANTS PASS: Sept 27 · 3:00 pm



• Sunday, September 20, noon-6:00pm: jowa
wine cruise. See article and ad page 9.

• Saturday, October 3, 10:00am-5:00pm:
southern oregon smoked salmon
fest, to benefit Maslow Project. Britt Pavilion.
See article page 4.

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


• Saturday, September 19, Noon, 1:30pm & 3:00pm:
beekman house living history,
"Time Travel to 1932!." See ad page 12.

• Thursday, September 17, 6:00-8:00pm: book
talks & wine, South Stage Cellars.
See article next page.

Photographer Adam Bickel’s
show continues, followed by
an exhibit of paintings by Sue
and Steve Bennett through
Nov 12, reception next month.!
125 South Third Street ~ 541-899-9120!


• Saturday, September 19, 9:30am-4:00pm: ATA
"THE CALL OF THE WILD," Cantrall Buckley
Park. See article page 32.

Khristenko, piano

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Sun 11-4

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GLINKA: Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla
RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 2
Stanislav Khristenko, piano
Students 50% off regular prices

Nielsen: Symphony No. 4,
“The Inextinguishable”

Martin Majkut Music Director 541-552-6398

September 2015

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Performing Arts in the Rogue Valley
9/1 7:30p Rebelution/Sol Seed – Top selling Reggae
band plus Hip Hop, Rock, Soul, World Music
and Psychedelic Jam fusion band with a Reggae
foundation. BP; Tix: BRITT
9/2 8p "Weird Al" Yankovic – The Mandatory World
Tour by multiple Grammy and other award winning
comic parodist. BP; Tix: BRITT
9/3 7:30p Kacey Musgraves/Sugar + The Hi-Lows – Best
country song and album winner plus rootsy, vintage
duo. BP; Tix: BRITT
9/5 7:30p Punch Brothers/Gabriel Kahane – virtuosic
acoustic quintet, plus eclectic modern folk-pop singersongwriter. BP; Tix: BRITT
9/6 1p The Greatest Generation – Musical review tribute
to those who fought in WWII showcasing upbeat
songs from the ‘30s & ‘40s, starring Lauren James.
9/11 7:30p The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie/The Rogue
Suspects – Enduring 1960s “Top 40” hits rock band
(e.g., Happy Together), plus Rogue Valley’s long-lived
favorite rock band. BP; Tix: BRITT
9/12 8p The Last Comic Standing – NBC’s television
competition will present the top 5 comedians
remaining, out of 100 contestants, for a night of laughs.

9/1, 4, 9, 12, 17, 20, 23, & 26 Head Over Heels –
Elizabethan love story set to beat of ‘80s pop icons the
Go-Go’s – a PARTY of a show. OSFAET; Tix: OSF
9/1, 3, 4, 9, 11, 12, 17, 19, 20, 23, 25, 26 & 30 Secret Love
in Peach Blossom Land - A contemporary delight of
Chinese drama. OSFBMR; Tix: OSF
9/2, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27 & 29 Guys and
Dolls – hilarious musical classic from a Damon
Runyan story. OSFBMR; Tix: OSF

CST – Center Stage Theater, SOU, Ashland

9/2-6, 10-13, 17-20 & 24-27 (8p Wed-Sat & 2p Sun) The
Last Five Years – emotionally powerful and intimate
musical about two 20 yr.-olds who fall in and out
of love over the course of 5 yrs. CAMELOT; Tix:

GPPAC – Grants Pass Performing Arts Center, 725 NE
Dean Dr., Grants Pass

9/3-5, 9, 10, 12, 13, 17-19, 22, 25, 26 & 30 Pericles – Sleeper
Shakespeare play given fresh life. OSFTHO; Tix: OSF

9/11, 12 & 18 7:30p & 9/19 2p Bus Stop – Next Stage
Repertory Company presents the “uproarious
romantic comedy” by William Inge about a bus
full of passengers stuck in a Kansas City diner in a
snowstorm. CRATE; Tix: CRATE

9/1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 16, 19, 22, 24, 26 & 30 Sweat –
world premiere by Lynn Nottage explores America’s
industrial decline at turn of the century in a
Pennsylvania town. OSFBMR; Tix: OSF

9/25 8p LEWIS BLACK, The RANT is DUE, Part Deux –
Grammy Award-winning comedian, author, actor and
playwright presents side-splitting comedy. CRATE;

FCC – First Congregational Church, 717 Siskiyou Blvd.

IAC – Inn at the Commons, 200 N Riverside Ave,
JBO – Jefferson Baroque Orchestra: tickets: http://bit.
OCASOU – Oregon Center for the Arts at SOU; info:,
tickets: 541-552-6348,
OCT – Oregon Cabaret Theater, 241 Hargadine Street,
Ashland; tickets: 541-488-2902,
OSF – Oregon Shakespeare Festival; tickets: 800-2198161,
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
OSFTHO – OSF’s Thomas Theatre, 15 S. Pioneer St.,
RTC – Randall Theater Company, 10 3rd St., Ashland;
tickets: 541-632-3258,

9/26 7:30p & 9/27 3p Box Tales – Lunacy Theatre Festival
drama. SOUMHR; Tix: OCASOU

RVC – Rogue Valley Chorale; info and tickets: http:// or 541-414-8309 or email web@

9/29 & 10/1 8p Truck Dog – Lunacy Theatre Festival
drama: James Donlon one-man show with original
music by Terry Longshore. CST; Tix: OCASOU

RVS – Rogue Valley Symphony; tickets: 541-552-6398,

9/30 8p & 10/3 3p Words from a Cuban Father – Lunacy
Theatre Festival drama by Alina Cenal explores her
real-life experiences as an immigrant child and her
father's strong presence in her life. CST; Tix: OCASOU
9/30 & 10/1 10:30p Circus Cabaret – Lunacy Theatre
Festival drama. CST; Tix: OCASOU
10/2 & 10/3 8p Albert’s Fear – Lunacy Theatre Festival
drama. CST; Tix: OCASOU
10/2 & 10/3 10:30p New Lunacies Family Affair – Lunacy
Theatre Festival drama. CST; Tix: OCASOU

Local Author MJ Daspit Releases Latest Work
MJ Daspit’s newest
short story collection,
Little Red Book of Holiday
Homicides, begins the
year in December with
“The Shoe Santa,” a
Christmas-noir tale in
which Sam Spade’s
secretary Effie Perrine
discovers the truth
about scores of missing
boys. In “Saint Nicholas
Abbey Rum,” January’s
Twelfth Night party
at an English country
house is interrupted
when someone is fatally
poisoned. February’s
homage to President’s Day reveals how a bottle of
antique Jefferson Bordeaux is misappropriated and
found where the “sun don’t shine.” March celebrates
baseball’s opening day with a fatal ballpark beaning.
April is for Earth Day and auto-erotic asphyxiation.
You get the idea. MJ’s newest work is a mix of murder
mystery styles ranging from hard-boiled to barely
warm—points of view varied among victim, perp and
gumshoe, periods and places from sunny San Diego
to Upstate New York to a famous theater town in
Southern Oregon playfully known as Bardford. There’s
a celebration for everybody, whether you’re into Roman

tickets: online or
box office at 216 W. Main St., Medford

9/2, 5, 10, 13, 15, 18, 24, 27 & 29 The Count of Monte
Cristo – 19th-century adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’
classic tale of vengeance. OSFAET; Tix: OSF

9/19 7p The Joy of Singing Benefit Celebration – Rogue
Valley Chorale presents an evening of music, dessert &
good company. IAC; Tix: RVC

9/1, 5, 8, 11, 16, 17, 20, 23, 26 & 29 Long Day’s Journey
Into Night – Eugene O’Neill’s ultimate American
family drama masterpiece. OSFTHO; Tix: OSF

BRITT – Britt Festivals; info: or
call 541-773-6077 or 1-800-882-7488;

CRATE – Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Av., Medford;
tickets: 541-779-3000,

9/10-9/28 (Every day exc. Tue & Wed) The 39 Steps
– Two time Tony Award winning comic play is a
fast paced whodunit that features more than a 150
characters, all played by a cast of 4. OCT, Tix: OCT


BPG – Britt Festival’s Performance Garden, 350 First St.,

9/2, 4, 5, 9, 10, 13, 15, 17, 18, 22, 24, 27 & 29 Much Ado
About Nothing – Shakespeare play. OSFBMR; Tix: OSF

9/16 7:30p PRIMUS & The Chocolate Factory with The
Fungi Ensemble – performing the Willy Wonka and
the Chocolate Factory soundtrack in its entirety. BP; Tix:

9/25 7:30p (SOUMHR), 9/26 7:30p (CRATE) & 9/30 3p
(GPPAC) - Rogue Valley Symphony – Masterworks
Series I Concert: Glinka: Overture to Russlan and
Ludmilla; Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 featuring
guest artist pianist Stanislav Khristenko; Nielsen:
Symphony No. 4,The Inextinguishable. Tix: RVS

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

CAMELOT– Camelot Theatre - 101 Talent Avenue,
Talent; tickets: 541-535-5250,

9/13 7:30p Brandi Carlile/Baskery – Seattle-based rock
and roll singer-songwriter, plus unique banjo punk,
rock-hop and nordicana sister trio. BP; Tix: BRITT

9/25 8p An Evening with Patchy Sanders – Ashland based
sextet crafts stream-of-conciousness story music with an
emphasis on melody and lyrics. BPG; Tix: BRITT

LEGEND – Abbreviations for venues, tickets &

9/2-4, 6, 10-12, 15, 18, 19, 24, 25 & 27 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

9/3, 6, 8, 11, 16, 19, 22, 25 & 30 Antony and Cleopatra
– Complex Shakespearean play set in Rome & Egypt
combines history, tragedy, comedy & romance.

9/20 3p Jefferson Baroque Orchestra – Fall Showcase
Concert: Guitar in the Age of Beethoven; pieces by by
Carulli, Sor, Lhoyer, and others performed on period
guitars. FCC; Tix: JBO

by Lee Greene

festivals or orthodox atheism … and a murder to boot.
The Little Red Book of Holiday Homicides is now
available as a Kindle book or in paperback on Amazon.
Check it out and let her know what you think!
M J Daspit was born in Princeton, New Jersey in
1951. After graduation from Cornell University in
1973, she became managing editor for The Writings
of Henry D. Thoreau in association with Princeton
University Press. She subsequently joined the Navy
and served in the anti-submarine community and in
the Navy Recruiting Command.
Retired as a Commander in 1994, she taught
English at Southwestern College in Chula Vista,
California and later moved to Oregon to pursue a
career in writing. She currently lives in Ashland with
her husband Gary Greksouk.
Daspit is a regular contributor to Southern Oregon
Wine Scene, a magazine devoted to the wine industry
in the Southern Oregon
AVA. Her other published
works include a nonfiction
book titled ROGUE
VALLEY WINE, coauthored with winemaker
Eric Weisinger, (Arcadia
Publishing, 2011) and a
historical novel of Monterey
in the 1870’s, LUCY LIED
(Fireship Press, 2014).

SOUMRH – SOU Music Recital Hall, Mountain Av.,
Lee Greene was born & raised
in a NJ family where the radio was
constantly on and tuned to classical
station WQXR. Lee is now a retired
attorney, runs a computer support
business, and has served on the boards
of Rogue Opera & Siskiyou Violins.
Contact him at

September Book Talks & Wine
at South Stage Cellars

Book Talks & Wine at South Stage Cellars takes
place on Thursday, September 17, from 6:00-8:00pm
at the Tasting Room at 125 South 3rd Street. Local
mystery author Sharon Dean will read from her
cycling whodunit, TOUR DE TRACE. 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

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Water Conservation in the
Rogue Valley – Xeriscaping
by Sandy J. Brown, AICP
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y son and I recently went to
Old Stage Farm in Central
Point to purchase some of
their farm stand peaches. I always love
visiting their property, not just for the
peaches (which are delicious!), but to
gaze enviously at the varied landscape
on their amazing property. One of my
favorite areas on their property is a
desert garden, and this year the star
of the garden is an agave that has an
enormous, arching bloom. Gardens like
these, that need minimal to no water once
established, are gaining in popularity in
the parched Pacific Northwest, including
the Rogue Valley. Another term for this
type of landscape is xeriscape, which is
a term that refers to water-wise, climateappropriate gardening. Xeriscaping is not
necessarily a parched, barren look, nor a
no-maintenance (e.g., all rock) approach.
Xeriscapes can have color, blooms,
lushness and even a certain amount
of turf. A properly-designed xeriscape
garden can significantly reduce (but not
eliminate) maintenance, and it can reduce
water use by up to 60 percent.
There are several basic principles of
• Plan and design for water
• Improve the soil
• Limit turf area or select alternatives
• Irrigate efficiently
• Select climate-appropriate plants and
group plants by their water needs
• Mulch to reduce evaporation
• Maintain your Xeriscape
Climate-appropriate plant selection
means those whose water needs are
closely suited to local water availability.
Here in the Rogue Valley, where we have
a dry summer and wet-winter climate,
plant varieties that are appropriate are
those that survive on little summer
water—natives are always a good choice.
Efficient, non-wasteful irrigation
generally means drip, and plants need
to be grouped by their water needs,
so that just the right amount of water
can be given, which avoids both over
and under-watering of particular
plants. Each zone uses a separate valve,
whether the method is drip, soaker or
sprinkler, ensuring that each zone may
be programmed independently.
Mulching helps moderate soil
temperature, reduce evaporative water
loss, and keep down weeds at the same
time. Chipped or shredded barks are
the most common mulches, but gravel

and stones may be used as well. Soil
amendment with compost provides
nitrogen for plant growth, and improves
soil structure for water conservation.
Regular maintenance is not eliminated
in xeriscaping. Pruning and fertilizing is
still required, and so is weeding, although
mulch and drip irrigation will reduce
weeding considerably. Pest management
is still required, and both organic pest
management, and IPM, or integrated
pest management, are consistent with
xeriscape principles.
Replacement of lawn with ground covers
or lower-water bunching grasses is a key
element in xeriscaping. Ground covers such
as creeping or wooly thyme, and grasses
such as the dwarf versions of blue fescue,
fountain grass, and deer grass can serve
much the same purposes, but require much
less care and water than a lawn.
Jackson County Planning requires
xeriscape landscape installation for
certain development projects that
cannot obtain water from a municipal
or community water system. These
requirements are set forth in Section
9.2.8 and 9.2.9 of Jackson County’s Land
Development Ordinance, included
in this link:
The City of Ashland has a water
conservation website that includes an
extensive list of drought-tolerant plants.
They are leading the valley in their water
conservation efforts, by offering a rebate
for citizens to replace turf with more
drought tolerant choices; included is the
link to their website: http://www.ashland.
Several lists of xeriscape plants
appropriate for Rogue Valley are included in
the following links: http://roguevalleynursery.
com/plantlists/drought-tolerant-plants, and
So now you know what xeriscaping is
all about and have the resources to get
started. No need for any of us to gaze
enviously at someone else’s garden, we
just need to go out and plant our own!
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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September 2015

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The Weed Wrangler
by Bob Budesa

Translocation Trauma


swear, Review columnist Michael
Kell (Cup of Conversation) and
I could have been in the same
neighborhood gang of pre-pubescent
boys, riding our two-wheeled steeds like
knights with jousting sticks (especially
after watching Errol Flynn in Robin Hood,
or Ivanhoe,) holding tomato hornworms
under magnifying glasses until they
fried, collecting snails and slugs out of
our parents’ lawns, etc. His article Lawn
Envy last month, really had me waxing
nostalgic. Speaking of envy, Michael’s
writing style, illustrated in his monthly
articles, is the first thing I look forward to
reading. Sorry Whit!
My brothers and I used to get a penny
for every 10 slimy creatures we’d collect,
which we’d use to buy more marbles,
or candy, or whatever. (The girl down
the street was a wizard at marbles, and
always had us boys in turmoil over how
to overthrow her!) But I digress—it was
really the topic of lawns that initially got
my attention.
You see, I’m getting to the place where
lawns are more of a time & money suck
than they are something to enjoy. I look
at other lawns, so green and beautifully
quaffed, and I know what it takes to get
them to that stage. The boa constrictors of
tree roots “tendrilling” their way across
my lawn have it looking rather peeked,
and in dire need of attention—attention
I’d rather place elsewhere. The long
cable-esque root that Michael did battle
with in his younger days reminds me of
something I think people need to know
about weeds, and their control.
But first, a brief tale…Several years ago,
we had a shrub growing in our front yard
that was not doing well, and at my wife’s
urging was scheduled to be removed. It
had a rather large root crown or burl, and

not knowing whether or not the roots
would survive to grow another day, I
decided to lop off all the branches, and
then treat the remaining raw stems with
glyphosate (Roundup, etc). It’s a normal
practice for woody plant removal to
apply full-strength glyphosate to exposed
cambium layers in order to remove woody
plants. Relatively happy with my efforts,
I let the poison do its work —snaking its
way to the ends of the root system.
About two weeks later, I noticed
something interesting in the lawn. There
were brown ropes of dead grass winding
their way across the lawn. (Light bulb
goes on!) The herbicide I applied had
indeed made its way through the root
system, and if I’d read the product label
a little more closely, I would have seen
that this product can translocate through
root hairs. In other words, roots that
touch each other can act as conduits for
the herbicide to move from one plant to
another. No great harm befell the lawn—
it quickly spread-out healthy stolons to
take the place of the dying. In another
high-priced landscape, the results could
have been gloomy.
The point I’m trying to make here is,
before applying any herbicide, READ
THE LABEL thoroughly! What you
don’t know CAN kill your lawn, or other
innocent neighboring plants. Now, how
to safe and secure is an M80 to take care
of that gopher! Michael…?
Questions? Please give me a call at 541-3262549, or write me at
Bob Budesa retired from BLM after 38
years where he oversaw the noxious weed
program with Medford District BLM
(850,000 acres) for 20 years, worked in Wild
Horse Program in 1970’s and was a member
of JWA for 2 years.


Saturday Morning Classes at Shooting Star Nursery
Unless otherwise noted, all classes
begin at 10:00am and are held at the
nursery. Space is limited, so please
be sure to register online at www.
com/class. (Please note
that a minimum of 5
attendees is needed
for a class, otherwise
the class may be
During classes, we
provide a sandbox
and treasure hunt
for children, along
with coffee and refreshments but ask
that children remain under parental
supervision. *(denotes a kid-friendly class
for age-appropriate children at no charge)
*September 19th: Discover Fall
Perennials Perfect for the Rogue Valley.
We specialize in drought-tolerant and
deer-resistant plants and will show you
some late blooming varieties which
perform beautifully in our myriad of
microclimates. (For landscapers, this
class qualifies for 2 hours of CEH credit.)
Registration fee: $10, with all perennials
20% off Sept. 18th and 19th only w/min.
$50 purchase.
September 23: 6:00-7:30pm in Ashland:
Fall is for Drought Tolerant Plants!
Learn about plants that can take the heat
and need less water. There are countless
species and varieties in all shapes and
sizes, with a range of bloom times,
including natives, so your garden will
never look dull. Even replace your lawn
with some of them! We will show you
how to care for them and prep the soil,
as well as appropriate watering methods.
For landscapers, this class qualifies for
2 hours of CEH credit. Registration fee:
$20, Please note this class is at the North

Mountain Nature Center in Ashland. Register
online at
*September 26: Our Favorite Trees.
Fall is the time to get trees planted so
you have shade for next
summer! Come see what
some of our favorites are
for fall color, drought
tolerance, and overall
performance in the
Rogue Valley. We will
also discuss proper
planting and watering
Landscapers, this
class qualifies for 2 hours of CEH credit.
Registration fee: $10 with all trees 10% off
Sept. 25th and 26th only.
October 1 at 7:00pm at the OSU
Extension: This is Not the Pacific
Northwest! The valley isn’t Portland,
so if you’re new to the area or just want
to learn about what plants perform best
here, this class provides the answers!
For landscapers, this class qualifies for
2 hours of CEH credit. Registration fee:
$10. Please note this class is at the OSU
Extension Office on Hanley Road. Register
October 3: Ornamental Grasses. Don’t
know where to start when it comes to
ornamental grasses? Besides adding
texture, movement, and color to the
garden, they are also usually deer-resistant
and many are drought-tolerant. Come
learn about the best grass options for our
area and let us show you how to care for
them, from evergreen to deciduous types.
For landscapers, this class qualifies for 2
hours of CEH credit. Registration fee: $10
with all ornamental grasses 20% off Oct.
2nd and 3rd only w/min $50 purchase.
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September 2015

Jacksonville Review

Love Your Landscape

The Literary Gardender

by Adam Haynes

by Rhonda Nowak

Taking that first step…


tarting new
can be daunting, whether it’s the sheer
size of the task or knowing that starting
something is going to be a long and timeconsuming commitment.
Projects around the house and
specifically yard projects linger in our
minds—some get done but others
just remain an idea, a dream waiting
to happen. I’ve worked with many
people over the years and have found
common themes, patterns, and responses
to landscape projects that have been
completed. Common thoughts include, “I
wish we had done this a long time ago,”
and “We are going to spend so much
more time outside now!”
With this in-mind, maybe it’s time to:
Create the vegetable garden area
you’ve been thinking about, install that
outdoor fireplace, build the paver patio

you’ve wanted, put in outdoor lighting,
install the outdoor room you’re dreaming
about—the list goes on!
Getting started means taking the first
step toward the goal. If you’re the person
who has wanted or already planned to do
an outdoor project but just haven’t got to
it yet, consider phasing your landscape
project. Start small. Do it in sizable bits that
fit your personality, lifestyle and budget.
Approaching a project in this way, I hope,
will help you move forward with your
outdoor living dreams and also help you
take that first step.
Adam Haynes is a
resident of Jacksonville
and the owner of Sage
Landscape Supply. Contact
him at 541-292-3285,
541-778-7333 or adam@
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New Dates for Southern Oregon Tour of Homes!
People love Southern Oregon for
the mountains, the lakes, the hiking
and biking trails, the golf courses, the
vineyards and the lifestyle. Because
people love it here and want to move
here, that means building and buying
homes. And it also means many locals
want to move within the community and
find a new home!
Luckily, some of the best builders in the
northwest live and work right here in the
Rogue Valley for the same reason you do!
Coming this fall, you’ll get to see some
of the best examples of home building in
our area at the Southern Oregon Tour
of Homes, the dates have changed to
October 16-18 and 23-25.

Take the Tour and discover the latest
in home technology, materials and
construction techniques. The presenting
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monitor your new home with state-ofthe-art advances you can operate from
your smart phone! Top builders will
demonstrate how to take a floor plan from
OK to OMG! Don’t miss this opportunity
to take a look, inside and out, at the
homes everyone wants to live in. And
best of all it’s free, courtesy of the Home
Builders Association of Jackson County!
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September: Time to Catch a Second Wind
for Gardening


f your enthusiasm and energy for
Before direct-seeding or transplanting
gardening has waned from this
vegetable starts and flowers, be sure to
summer’s triple-digit temperatures
rejuvenate the soil by removing leftover
and smoky haze, then September may be
plant debris, moistening the soil, and
just what you need to capture a second
then using a garden fork to lightly work
wind. Average temperatures this month
in a mixture of compost and a balanced
drop about 7 degrees and chances of
fertilizer. Adding a soil inoculant, such
cooling rains increase, so now is the time
as mycorrhizae, to the planting holes
to get out in the garden to transplant
will further support the development of
starts for fall and early
healthy roots.
Departing summer hath assumed
winter and to sow seeds
The best time for
for over-wintering
transplanting is on
An aspect tenderly illumed,
an overcast day or in
The gentlest look of spring;
First, though, attend
That calls from yonder leafy shade the cooler morning
to late-summer crops by
hours. Gently
Unfaded, yet prepared to fade,
pinching off blossoms
untangle rootbound
A timely carolling.
from tomatoes, peppers,
starts with your
squash, and eggplant,
fingers, moisten the
and pruning growing
rootball, and then
~William Wordsworth
tips from tomato plants.
fan out the roots in
September, 1819
This will allow the
the planting hole.
plants to focus their energy
Also, be sure to keep an
on bringing remaining
eye on the temperatures
fruit to maturity before
in September. You
killing frosts set in. This is
may need to protect
also the time to cover your
vulnerable young plants
sunflowers to protect the
from temperatures that
seeds from hungry birds.
are higher or lower than
Vegetables to direct
average with shade cloth
seed this month include:
or floating row cover.
arugula, daikon radish,
Let’s take gardening
garden cress, kale, leaf
advantage of what 19th
lettuce, and mustard
century poet Helen
and turnip greens. All of
Hunt Jackson called
these will be ready for
the “lovely tokens” this
harvesting by wintertime.
month offers. She writes:
Sow the seeds twice as
“September days are
deep as recommended for springtime
here, with summer’s best of weather and
planting because late-summer heat can
autumn’s best of cheer.”
dry out the top layer of soil, preventing
Photo: Glenn Risley
Rhonda Nowak is a Jackson County Master
seeds from germinating. A mulch
Gardener and teaches English Composition
dressing will help retain moisture and
at Rogue Community College.
keep the soil temperature cool enough
gardening in her Literary Gardener column
for optimal sprouting.
on Sundays in the Mail Tribune and on her
Overwintering vegetables that can be
blog at
direct-seeded this month include: onions,
radishes, and spinach. In addition,
starts for fall varieties of broccoli can be
transplanted in the garden this month,
along with sprouting types of broccoli
that will be ready for harvesting in
Even if you’re ready to call it quits on gardening
winter. Other overwintering vegetables to
this year, Jackson County Master Gardeners offer
transplant this month include: cabbage,
plenty of opportunities to learn more about
cauliflower, celery, and garlic.
gardening this fall. For more information about
Also, don’t forget about your flower
classes and events, check the JCMGA website at
garden this month. Look around and note
gaps you want to fill by planting out new
annuals and perennials. For example, my
Saturday & Evening Classes
front-yard berm looks great in the spring
• Gardening For and With Chickens, Sept. 9, 7-9pm
and early summer, but I need to add some
• Hypertufa Containers, Sept. 21, 7-9pm
late-summer and fall-blooming flowers
for longer-lasting color. I might also want
Classes are held at the Southern Oregon Research
to add some evergreens to add garden
and Extension Center, 569 Hanley Road, Central
interest during wintertime.
Point. Cost is $10.
Fall-blooming annuals to choose from
Demonstration Garden Tours
include: pansies, petunias, nasturtiums,
marigolds, gazanias, celosia, amaranth,
Free self-guided and guided tours of 22 flower,
cosmos, zinnias, sunflowers, and morning
vegetable, and herb gardens are available at the
glories. Perennials that bloom in late
Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center.
summer and fall include: sedum, silver
Plant Clinics
Artemisia, blue leadwort, balloon flower,
ageratum, lobelia, aster, chrysanthemum,
Free plant clinics are held 10am-2pm, Monday
monkshood, blue salvia, meadow rue,
through Friday at the Southern Oregon Research
gayfeather (or blazing star), goldenrod,
and Extension Center. Plant Clinics are also held
helenium, coneflower, Joe Pye weed,
at the Tuesday Farmers and Crafters Market in
rudbeckia, Russian sage, and yarrow.
Ashland and the Thursday Farmers and Crafters
Although annuals won’t survive the
Market in Medford.
winter, most will bloom up until the
first hard frost. Some annuals, such as
Winter Dreams/Summer Gardens
cosmos, nasturtiums, and sunflowers,
Symposium–An all-day educational symposium
will self-seed and grow back next year.
will take place on November 7 at the RCC/SOU
Transplanting perennials in the garden
Higher Education Center in downtown Medford.
this month will give the plants time to
develop healthy root systems, enabling
Classes are provided on a variety of topics of
them to survive winter temperatures.
interest to beginner and experienced gardeners.
Flowering plants often go on sale this late
Cost is $40, which includes lunch.
in the season. Another option is to sow
Garden Guides for the Rogue Valley
perennial seeds in November and grow
them indoors until next spring. Annual
Learn what to grow year-round and month by
flower seeds and starts can be sown next
month in our area. Cost is $20.
spring and early summer.

September 2015

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Speaking of Antiquing with

130 N. 4th St.,

Margaret Barnes, Pickety Place Antiques
Knickknacks, Curios, and Tchotchkes


hese three words are heard as
often as they are misspelled and
• knick·knack: a small worthless object,
especially a household ornament.
• cu·ri·o: a rare, unusual, or intriguing
• tchotch·ke: a small object that
is decorative rather than strictly
functional; a trinket, a small bauble or
miscellaneous item.
Knick-knacks or Tchotchkes are souvenir
items from the town or
country you are visiting.
The words may refer to
free promotional items
dispensed at trade shows,
conventions, and large
events. They are also sold
as cheap souvenirs in
tourist areas, sometimes
called "tchotchke shops."
A cup with “Oregon”
written on it will remind
you of the time you spent
exploring its many rivers, lakes, mountains,
and natural wonders. Perhaps it will evoke
different memories each time you use it.
Items from the World’s Fair in St.
Louis and Chicago probably marked
the beginning of our nation’s selling of
souvenirs. Bringing home small items
of remembrance and interesting pieces
of history was a means of showing your
family and friends what was happening
in the world. Collectibles from these fairs
have become rare and valuable. A button,


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bottle, tapestry, spoon, or ephemera can
bring collectors swarming. Who would have
known the tiny prizes found in Cracker Jack
boxes since 1912 would be collectible?
Curios differ in that they are objects of
curiosity—items of greater value that hold
respect enough to be placed in specialized
furniture. Curio cabinets and shelves,
valuable themselves, were created to hold
these treasures for the owner in an out-ofreach area where they’d remain safe.
Figurines from Asia, Germany, Austria,
Czechoslovakia, or
France are typically
high-quality, handpainted items,
artistically made
using fine porcelain or
glass. Carvings from
Germany, Austria,
or Japan were done
with craftsmanship
rarely seen in today’s
marketplace. Sterling
silver cups, trinkets,
vases, or spoons also will be found in a
well-loved curio cabinet
At Pickety Place, we have many
collections including Hummel, Lladro,
Capo Di Monte, Occupied Japan, and
many others. And, if you are looking for
Trench Art or Tramp Art, we have some
examples along with a myriad of other
interesting selections that will pique
your interest.
Margaret Barnes is an owner of Pickety Place
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Follow These Simple Rules During Jacksonville's
Citywide Yard Sale Weekend!
Citywide Yard Sale weekend in
Jacksonville, September 11-13 is not
sponsored by the City of Jacksonville. Here
are some basic guidelines to follow that are
supported by the Jacksonville Municipal
Code and the Oregon Revised Statutes.
• It is never legal to stop your vehicle in
the middle of the road.
• The yellow, red and green markings
on the roadway and the curbs
indicate that parking is either not
allowed or limited. Be aware of your
• It is never allowed to park within 20
feet of an intersection whether the
curb or ground is painted unless a
designated parking space is indicated.
• Public safety vehicles must be able to
travel safely down all streets in case of
an emergency.
• Do not park with any portion of your
vehicle extending into the roadway.
• If the road is painted with “No

Parking” and/or a yellow, red or
green line, pulling into the area
inside of that line, no matter how
far off the street the vehicle is, is still
considered illegal parking.
• Timed parking will be enforced.
• Handicapped parking will be
• There is absolutely no parking on
North Fifth St/Hwy 238.
• California/Hwy 238 is actually a
State Highway and subject to tickets
associated with the Oregon State
Police and Jackson County Sheriff
• Read the signs at the beginning and
end of each block to see if parking is
limited in that area.
The Citywide Yard Sale weekend is a
busy one. Illegal parking makes it more
dangerous for all people involved. The
police will be ticketing illegally-parked
vehicles. Please be sure you follow the law.

Support Rogue Book Exchange at Citywide Yard Sale
Free books…what a concept! In an era of
digital books and shrinking numbers of brick
and mortar book stores and ever-increasing
book prices, the idea of “Have a book, leave
a book… Want a book, take a book,” seems
quaint. But for many this service is a needed
and welcome way for them to enjoy reading
and discover the wonder of books.
Located in downtown Medford,
Rogue Book Exchange was founded
as a nonprofit in 2007 after the scare of
Jackson County library closures. RBE
offers free books to everyone. But, as is
the case with most small-non-profits,
we struggle to make FREE a reality. It
takes a tremendous amount of help and
donations to keep us working.
In order to cover basic operating costs,
like rent, utilities and staff, we sell donated
books that have value on Amazon, Abe
Books and Alibris, and participate in
citywide yard sales, such as the upcoming
one in Jacksonville. Just $3 from every
visitor will pay the monthly bills.

Our long-term mission is to grow and
expand our reach and selection, and in
order to do so, we need your help. If
you have time, cash, books or items to
donate, we would be appreciative. If you
have larger ambitions, we are looking for
dedicated people that can donate their
business experience as board members,
or businesses to sponsor programs,
bookshelves and fundraising events.
A subtle way to help is to link us to
your charity rewards programs, like
AmazonSmile and Fred Meyer Rewards,
where they donate to us a portion of
every dollar you spend. You are invited to
visit us and re-experience the wonder and
joys of reading and books!
Rogue Book Exchange is a 501(c)3
nonprofit located at 110 N Ivy in Medford
and is open Tuesday-Saturday from
10:00am-3:00pm. All donations are
accepted and are tax-deductible. For more
information, visit
or LIKE them on Facebook.

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110 N. 5th Jacksonville 541-702-2170

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Soul Matters by Kate Ingram, M.A.

Horsefeather Farms Ranchette

Your Country Home Away from Home

In the Applegate on the Applegate River

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Jacksonville Review

Overnight Getaway

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Carve this historic Hitty Doll!
September 25, 26, 27
These carved wooden dolls offer a glimpse
into a different time as well as being part
of a well-loved children’s book. Based on
the book, “Hitty, Her First Hundred Years,”
The doll, whose name is Mehitabel, was the
star of the book, and the tale states she was
carved from magical wood for a small girl.
Beginning carvers and doll collectors welcome!
255 East D Street • Historic Jacksonville


FUN for the Kid With
or Within You!
Quality Toys, Games,
Puzzles, Souvenirs
& More!
Wed-Sat: 10-5
Sun: Noon-4
180 W. California Street
Downtown Jacksonville
(541) 899-7421


Old-time fun starts here!

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

Hours: Mon, Tues & Thurs 11:30a-6:00p • Closed Wed • Fri-Sun 11:30a-8:00p
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ne of the most difficult
challenges in this being human
business is facing what is,
particularly when what is, sucks. I’m
talking about times when life presents
you with things you didn’t order and
don’t want: illness, death, financial trials,
or waking up one day and realizing you
are not who or what you wanted to be
and simultaneously realizing that all
those years gone by are non-refundable.
Being with what truly is ain’t for sissies.
It requires enormous courage to willingly
embrace deep
It’s counterintuitive to
take a blow
without doing
anything, to
defend oneself.
When your
marriage is a
mess or your
body betrays you or you're on a financial
cliff edge, the tendency is to become twoyears-old again and have a hissy fit. Of
course, the adult form of this manifests in
slightly more subtle ways. You blame or
try harder, or you throw yourself wholehog into someone or something else, or
maybe you drink or become depressed
or otherwise check out. I call these the
“Fight, Flee, Freeze” approaches to pain,
all attempts to deny what is.
And they don’t work.
I know, because I’ve tried all of them
at various times, sometimes for years at a
stretch. They don’t work in the same way
that closing a wound without cleaning it
out doesn’t work. The pain is still there.
Blithely unaware or willfully ignoring it,
the pain will fester. Unpleasant symptoms
and behaviors—anxiety, busyness,
addictions—will begin to betray the
unresolved problem. “Neurosis,” the
psychologist C.G. Jung said, “is always
a substitute for legitimate suffering.” We
create pain in our attempt to avoid pain.
Crazy, ain’t it?
I once wrote a brilliant paper
illuminating a depth psychological/
mythological perspective on depression,
relating it to my experience of being
widowed. It came back with a note in
the margins that read: “Depression as

a defense against grief.” That comment
stopped me in my tracks. I was in a Ph.D.
program in depth psychology and the
thought had never once occurred to me
that my prolonged depression following
my husband’s death was a means of
avoiding my real suffering. I was not aware
of my avoidance at the time. I thought I
was suffering, and I was, of course. But a
more profound suffering lay buried below
the depression. It was only in retrospect,
when I read that comment, that I saw how
I froze to avoid this deeper suffering.
Of course
the problem
with fighting,
freezing and
fleeing is that
they all set up
additional and
suffering that
you must
wade through
to get back to
the real suffering that was waiting there all
along. If you’d like to avoid this scenic route
and take a shortcut, potentially saving years
of your life, I will give you a tip: Flow.
To flow means to go with the natural
course of energy, to face what is and to
feel whatever awaits you, even if that
means facing the fact that you have
cancer or are never going to realize that
long-held dream. Flowing does not mean
giving up or resigning oneself to the
misery of it all; it means releasing your
resistance to the fear, hurt and sorrow
that’s inherent in this life.
Why do this? Because when you let go,
those emotions will flow over and by you. In
the flow—or Tao or on the path or whatever
you prefer to call it—you now have access to
all the energy of your true self. Opportunities
and ideas you never imagined show up. You
are in life, not in denial of it.
Life is movement and flow. A river is
not stagnant, it is new every moment,
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September = School


by Ashleigh Scheuneman

ou have been dreading it ever
since August began. It’s haunted
you in your dreams. Or you may
be excited for it. School is literally right
around the corner. For me, the summer
has flown-by super quick. It seems like
yesterday was the last day of school, and
here we are at the beginning again. It’s
just crazy for me to think that the break is
almost over.
At the end of the summer, I like to
reflect on the things I did, and the goals
I accomplished. One of those goals was
the soccer camp I went to. I have to say
that although it was hard work, I’m glad
I went. I am now closer to some of my
soccer buddies, and I know more about
my favorite sport. I didn’t just connect
with the people from my own team, but
I also connected with people from as far
away as Chicago! I even learned about
some different places in the United States
from my new friends.
Another one of my accomplishments
this summer was being a babysitter. I
babysat a two year old, and despite some
of the challenges, it was worth it. It was a
valuable experience and I learned quite a
bit about myself, and more on babysitting.
Now that September is here, I guess

we should get on to the subject of school.
Personally, I’m rather excited for this new
school year and what it will hold and am
curious about some of the new teachers
I’ll have and about what I will learn and
experience this year. And like any other
kid, I am excited to see my friends and
talk about what they did this summer.
Although some kids may be sighing
about the end of the summer, I think that
we should embrace the things we learned
and did, and be ready to learn and
experience new things this school year.
So, as my closing phrase I just want to say
enjoy your time here, because it flies away
almost faster than the summer just did,
and embrace the opportunities that come
your way. Have an awesome school year!
Janessa Joke: What is so funny that it causes
memory loss?
I don’t remember.
Ashleigh Lu
Scheuneman lives in
the Jacksonville hills
with her mother, father,
and two sisters. She is
14-years-old and will
be in 8th-grade this fall.
When she grows-up, she
would like to be a published author.

September 2015

A Cup of Conversation

Headaches: Characteristics, Causes, and Care

by Michael Kell


watched ESPN’s
Arthur Ashe
Courage Award
honoring Bruce
Jenner. The Arthur Ashe Award is named
after the iconic tennis star, a man of color
in a once traditionally white sport. Arthur
was a magnificent athlete and like Bruce
found his identity on the courts of fierce
competition and public opinion. Arthur
used his high-profile to battle apartheid
in South Africa, defend
human-rights of Haitian
refugees and pioneer
awareness of the AIDS
epidemic. After the
presentation, I found a
video of Arthur’s last
public address before he
succumbed to an AIDS
related pneumonia in
1993. Arthur was 49.
One doesn’t have
to keep up with the
Kardashians to know
Bruce is a touchy
subject. The drama is
deeply personal and highly sensitive
for Jenner’s six adult children, mother,
sister, ex-wives, and close friends but also
uncomfortable for everyone watching
which is pretty much…everyone (except
business hucksters making a killing). Like
everyone I have an opinion…but nothing
apt to change anybody’s mind in six
hundred words. Plainly, there's a misery
in Bruce so deep it takes my breath away.
No amount of great publicity, hormone
therapy, or expensive makeup can cover
up that kind of pain and there’s no
question about the steely nerve required
for a man like Jenner to stand in front of
the world metaphorically naked...but a
national hero? This is where my silence
ends because sooner or later someone in
the hypnotic, standing ovation crowd has
to point out the emperor has no clothes. I
look at Jenner without scorn, only weary
numbness from the incessant haranguing
of a politically-engineered tent collapsing
under its own weight.
Courage is sacrificial like the warrior
returning from battle without limbs or
light in his eyes. The men and women
answering the call of duty then learning
again to walk, think, speak and live
in the most basic of ways are the truly
courageous and deserving heroes. The
daily struggle to rebuild life within the
walls of a modest home is the real reality

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Shaun Rajah, MD–Asante Physician Partners, Neurology

show that doesn’t sell. I ask myself how
many people know the suicide rates of
returning veterans because they receive
not one millionth of the collective empathy
Jenner is getting for cross-dressing in
public. The fact we are even having this
inane conversation is a late-stage symptom
of systemic cultural meltdown.
I don’t think the relatively few ringmasters who greatly profit from poor
souls paraded in cable circus sideshows
want to engage in honest conversation
about courage and
virtue. They would
look clownish
standing next to the
flag-draped coffins
rolling in at Dover
Air Base, or marching
alongside Dr. King in
the 1960’s, or logging
time with family
caregivers of severely
wounded veterans.
For Jenner, at sixtysomething, beloved,
healthy, wealthy,
and over-privileged,
sacrificing the final decade of his secret
life for the sake of family was clearly
out of the question. Certainly it is not in
goosestep with the ‘deny oneself nothing’
twenty-first century adaption of vanity
fair; not the magazine but the three-hundred
thirty-seven year-old namesake (look it up).
When the tent stakes of reason get this
loose, the big top historically comes
crashing down and the Bank of Reality
calls the debt on the whole show. We
can't pay it and that’s called cultural
bankruptcy. What comes next is always
severely unpleasant.
Most are willing to call Bruce, a man of
my generation, Caitlyn. Many are willing
to show compassion for a brand of pain
not easily understood. More than we
think are willing to withhold judgement
on a thread of society tugging hard at
the entire fabric of a universal tapestry.
However, I’m not willing to call Caitlyn
a hero…by any narcissistic stretch of the
word. It greatly insults those who have
earned our respect, gratitude and support.
The greatest irony is something tells me
Arthur Ashe would be the first to agree.
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sometimes author living in the Pacific
Northwest with his lovely wife, Mary. For
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ll headaches have one thing
in common: pain. Yet all
headaches are not created equal.
So how do you know which one you
have? And more importantly, how do you
make it go away?
Tension headaches are the most
common, producing a band of pain
around your forehead with pressure
typically on both sides of your head.
Triggers include stress, eye strain, and
neck pain. The good news is they are
not made worse by physical activity,
light, smells, or sounds. And they don’t
cause nausea and vomiting. Relief is
generally found with an over-the-counter
remedy such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or
Migraines, on the other hand, may
cause severe throbbing pain usually on
one side of the head. Lasting from 4 to
72 hours or longer, migraines may also
trigger nausea and vomiting. Some people
experience an “aura,” which means you
have blurred vision or see spots, dots, or
wavy lines. Besides head pain, migraines
can make you sensitive to light, noise, and
smells. The pain can also get worse with
physical activity.
So what causes a migraine? Triggers
vary from person to person. Here are
some typical culprits:
Food—A natural substance called
tyramine found in aged cheeses, red wine,
and alcohol, as well as nitrates and nitrites
found in processed or cured meats such as
hot dogs, ham, and sausage can produce
migraines. Some people are also sensitive
to caffeine, chocolate, artificial sweeteners,
MSG, and cold foods such as ice cream.
Gender—Three out of four migraine
sufferers are women. Boys are more likely
to get migraines before puberty.
Hormones—Women may be more
susceptible to migraines during
pregnancy, ovulation, or menstruation.
Some medications, such as birth control
pills, can also prompt a migraine.
Environment—Weather changes,
strong smells, and bright or fluorescent
lights can all trigger an attack.

Physical health—Migraines may be
more likely if you’re stressed, as well as
if you experience changes in your normal
sleep habits or are overly tired.
The basics—Get regular sleep, watch
what you eat and don’t skip meals, curb
the caffeine, and manage stress. Beyond
that, several migraine medicines are
available over the counter.
These generally work best if you take
them as soon as you feel a migraine coming
on. Most migraines start as a dull ache and
progress to full-blown pain within an hour.
For severe cases, your doctor can order
a daily prescription medication to prevent
migraines. Talk with your doctor if you
get migraines regularly (once a month or
more), if they last longer than 24 hours, or
if medicine doesn’t relieve the pain.
Shaun Rajah, MD, is a board-certified
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igital technology has become an integral part
of children's lives both in the classroom and
at home, and it's predicted that by 2028—the
year when kids entering kindergarten this fall will
graduate high school—many schools will rely heavily
on computer simulations for instruction and will even
incorporate virtual worlds into curriculums. While
advances in technology may help enhance learning,
many digital devices are still relatively new and the longterm effects on young eyes are
still being determined.
According to the American
Optometric Association's
(AOA) 2015 American
Eye-Q® survey, 41 percent of
parents say their kids spend
three or more hours per day
using digital devices, and 66
percent of kids have their own
smartphone or tablet.
"21st century children
have had access to electronic
devices their whole lives,"
says Barbara L. Horn, O.D.,
Trustee for the AOA. "Since
technology use is expected to
continue to climb, we need to make sure that children
and parents are aware of the visual risks associated
with staring at screens for long periods of time and
take the proper precautions to help alleviate eye and
vision problems."
Parents and caregivers should watch for signs of
digital eye strain in children, which can cause burning,
itchy or tired eyes, headaches, fatigue, loss of focus,
blurred vision, double vision or head and neck pain.
When it comes to protecting children's eyes and vision,
encourage them to take frequent visual breaks by
practicing the 20-20-20 rule: when using technology
or doing near work, take a 20-second break, every 20
minutes and view something 20 feet away.
Today's electronic devices, also give off high-energy,
short-wavelength, blue and violet light, which may affect

vision and even prematurely age the eyes. Early research
shows that overexposure to blue light could contribute
to eye strain and discomfort and may lead to serious
conditions in later life such as age-related macular
degeneration (AMD), which can cause blindness.
Optometrists are also closely monitoring new research
surrounding the increasing amount of time today's
children spend indoors on electronic devices and the
decreasing time spent playing outside. New studies
suggest a lack of exposure
to sunlight could affect the
growth and development
of the eyes and vision,
possibly contributing to
an increase in the number
of cases of myopia, or
nearsightedness, in
younger people in recent
"A child's eyes are still
changing between the ages
of 5 and 13-years-old,"
said Dr. Horn. "Therefore,
during this time, the
distance between the lens
and the retina is also still
changing. When the distance between the two lengthens,
we see an increase in the instances of nearsightedness.
Preliminary studies are now showing us that exposure to
natural light may play a role in reducing the likelihood
of nearsightedness."
It's essential to make comprehensive eye exams
a priority each school year to protect children's eye
and vision health. The AOA recommends parents
take children in for an eye exam by an optometrist
soon after six months of age, again by age three and
annually thereafter. Through the Pediatric Essential
Health Benefit in the Affordable Care Act, parents can
take advantage of yearly comprehensive eye exams for
children ages 18 and younger.
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Providence Medford Expands Athletic Trainer Program
by Hillary Brown, Public Relations Coordinator, Providence Medford Medical Center


chool athletic season means students are
conditioning and gearing-up to take on
competitors throughout the state. In southern
Oregon, they’ll have some help, thanks to Providence
Medical Group.
Providence Medford is expanding an athletic training
pilot program it began last year at Crater High School
in Central Point. The program supplies a certified
athletic trainer for all high school sports, as well as
funding for medical supplies and a golf cart to transfer
those supplies to the athletic fields. Beginning this
year, trainers will also be available at St. Mary’s, North
Medford, South Medford and Phoenix High Schools.
“This program really helps fulfill our commitment
to creating healthier communities, together,” said
Bruce Mendelson, lead physical therapist at Providence
Medical Group-Central Point Physical Therapy Clinic.
“In addition, we’re showing Providence is the best place
to go for sports medicine.”
Brittany Elmore, ATC, is the athletic trainer at Crater.
Her days start in the Central Point clinic and ends on
the sidelines. Already, students come to her for all of
their training needs.
“I see a lot of strains and sprains,” said Brittany.
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Joyfull Living by Louise Lavergne
Healing as the Smoke
Continues to Clear


ecause of the monumental
fires in our area, all of us in
the Rogue Valley have been
exposed to toxins from smoke. Some of
the symptoms of smoke inhalation are
headaches, dry, scratchy throat, irritated
sinuses, runny nose, post-nasal drip or
increased mucous in the throat. Most
common is coughing, which is the body’s
natural defense mechanism. Some of us
with pulmonary issues have had more
severe manifestations like asthma &
bronchitis. Other side effects to be aware
of include: feeling more tired than usual,
shortness of breath and chest pain. Your
body is letting you know you need more
rest time to recover from activities.
As we look out into the haze,
powerless, all of us feel a certain amount
of stress, fear and anxiety. We cannot
control the smoke, our brave firefighters
are doing the best they can and even after
mother nature brings the rain, the healing
process continues on so many levels,
long after the smoke is gone…I wanted to
share some ideas to help your lungs and
your body heal.
What you can do to counteract the
effect of smoke inhalation:
• Drink more fluids than usual. It is
important to stay hydrated to help
flush out toxins.
• One of the most essential things
you can do to keep stress down
and improve lung function is yoga
breathing exercises. It can rejuvenate
and cleanse lungs of accumulated
impurities in the smoky air.
• Therapeutic Himalayan Salt Air
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and cleanses the entire respiratory
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cavities, throat and lungs. This salt
air bath flushes impurities such as
allergy and asthma triggers, smoke
particulates and others. It also helps
symptoms of allergies, shortness
of breath, hay fever, cold, flu,
bronchitis, sinus conditions and other

respiratory symptoms caused by
mold, fungus, smoke and pollution
in the air (I can show you some yogic
breathing techniques to make it even
more beneficial.)
• Practice Yoga! The JoyFull Yoga Chi
Balancing Salutation is a gentle, yet
powerful way to activate your lungs
and create a healthy flow of energy in
your body. It is part of every JoyFull
Yoga class.
Foods that can help:
• Increase antioxidant-rich foods and
drinks, such as leafy greens, berries
and green tea, which help counteract
free radicals. JoyFull Kombucha is a
great option!
• Increase Omegas and Healthy Oils
which help internally counteract
the drying effects of smoke. Wild
Salmon, flax seeds and walnuts are
excellent food sources of Omega-3.
Olive oil is a good choice of fat. Avoid
hydrogenated oils.
• Eat plenty of pineapples. The active
ingredient in pineapple is bromelin,
which helps cleanse your lungs at
a cellular level—it helps to increase
elasticity of the tissues so you can
breathe deeper and take in more
• Eat garlic! Try it crushed in olive oil
or add it to your meals. The powerful
active ingredient in garlic is allicin.
This compound acts by dissolving the
toxic mucous left over from smoke
inhalation, kills bacteria and helps
you breathe normally.
• Eat apples every day. Eating this fruit
over time will improve your lung
function while detoxifying your lungs
at the cellular level. Apples contain
a high amount of ascorbic acid and
• Start the day with a cup of hot
water with lemon to flush toxins
and drink a cup of green tea every
day, preferably 1 hour after a meal.
It contains powerful antioxidants,
called catechins which help fight
toxins. Grapes, berries, red wine,
and dark chocolate also have potent
antioxidants (and more calories).
• Finally, get plenty of rest. Sleep is
when the body heals and restores.
I want to express my gratitude to all
the fire fighters and all those who worked
so hard on monitoring and helping us be
safe during this time. Breathe gently in
gratitude. Live lovingly in joy. Namaste.
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Jacksonville Review

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By mentoring new moms, modeling
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We need your help and so do the babies.
First and foremost, GM2G needs
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realized that all new mothers need help
… that all new mothers are “at risk,”
and those who lack the trusted support
of family or friends are isolated—facing
even more challenges. As anthropologist
Margaret Meade wrote over forty years
ago: Nobody has ever before asked the
nuclear family to live all by itself in a
box the way we do. With no relatives, no
support, we've put it in an impossible
situation. So I determined to change
things for our families, by being that
caring person who helps out when no one
else is available. And so, GrandMa2Go
Postpartum Doula Service was born.
Next I became certified as a “Court
Appointed Special Advocate” (CASA) and
a “Baby Cuddler” at the Asante Rogue
Regional Special Care Nursery. There are
hundreds of children in our community
who are victims of abuse and neglect. Many
are infants affected by their mother’s drug
abuse; victims of a drug epidemic that leaves
babies damaged by in-utero exposure to
methamphetamine, heroin and prescription
opiates. Holding these babies as they go
through withdrawal is both heartbreaking
and critical. This is the drug war we must
fight. And this is how I found my passion.
I promised the first infant I held who was
suffering from drug withdrawal that I would
help to change things.
That was when the “GrandMa2GoHomeVisitors” project evolved from
my personal passion to become a vital
community service. Our mission is:
• to train “women of wisdom and
experience” as paraprofessional
home visitors

Personal Trainer, Gretchen Woolf
with Kurt Q.

Recognizing that there's much to
learn about this beautiful area we live
in and that many people who live here
have extensive knowledge about it, the
Applegate Trails Association
has organized an educational
seminar—and a festive event—
called “The Call of the Wild,”
at Cantrall Buckley Park on
September 19, from 9:30am-4:00pm.
The event will get-off to an
exciting start with a keynote
address by Wildlife Images, though
it's pretty certain that the amazing
animals they bring with them will
steal the show.
Adult participants at the event will
be able to choose three workshops to
attend, one in the morning and two in the
afternoon. Names of workshop leaders
will certainly entice participants—Teya
Jacobi with photography, Tyler Wauters
with medicinal wild plants, Jakob
Shockey with river ecology, and Chad
Ananda with backcountry skills. Joseph
Vaile and Morgan Lindsay, both from KS
Wild, will give a presentation on wolves.
Justin Rohde, author of Hiking Oregon
and California's Wild Rivers Country,
will give a workshop on GPS usage, and
Diana Coogle, author of Living with All
My Senses and other books, will offer a
nature writing workshop.

While the adults are having a good
time and learning lots in their chosen
workshops, their children will be having
a good time (and maybe learning lots)
doing crafts, playing
games, and making
nature observations
under the supervision of
Sara Scott with “Imagine
That Children's Learning
Center,” artist Barbara
Kostal, and ATA board
member Michelle LaFave.
Participants can either
buy salads, vegetables,
and baked goods on-site or bring picnic
lunches (which they can augment with
food from the booths). Live music during
lunch will add to the festive atmosphere,
as will a raffle for some exciting items.
The event begins with registration at
9:30am and lasts until 4:00pm. Tickets
are $45 for adults and $10 for children
and can be purchased online at www. or at the Ruch Country
Store. When buying tickets, purchasers
can sign up for first-choice workshops.
This is ATA's 2015 fundraising event. If
it goes well, perhaps it will become an
annual event. Come join the fun!
For more information contact Michelle
LaFave at or

September 2015

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Trail Talk

by Tony Hess, Gary Sprague & Bob Budesa
Hikers Love Trail Loops


t’s often said that
what trail hikers
love the most is
running streams and
trail loops. Of course
right now, in this super dry spell, running
streams rarely exist, and won’t until the
fall rains return. The good news is that in
the Forest Park, there are some short parts
of Jackson Creek
that keep running
all through the hot
months, including
a part of Cantrall
Creek coming out
of the mined cave
below the quarry
and Jackson Creek,
just below the dam
and reservoir by the
main kiosk.
In addition to
running water,
Forest Park offers
lots of trail loops—just check-out the
twenty-four miles of trails which often
cross each other. The trails system has
been carefully designed for hikers and
runners to set-out from one of the six
parking areas on one trail, and come back
to the same parking area on a different
trail…a good definition of a trail loop!
One popular loop plan is to start at the
kiosk in parking area P-1, hike-up the
Rail Trail, cross the bridge over to the
shortcut up to the hill to the Ol’ Miners

Trail, and go back down to P-1 on Ol’
Miners—a loop distance of two miles. The
modest 200-foot elevation gain makes this
a popular loop. Recently, a trail runner
told me she had parked at parking area
P-3 to start her loop run. She chose to run
up Twin Peaks Trail, then turned on the
level Atsahu Trail to its intersection with
Shade Creek Trail, and then downhill on
Shade Creek
to P-3 and to
her car, for a
loop length
of three
miles and
an elevation
gain of 450
At this
time, a
loop (blue
is already
marked and ready for runners and
hikers—look for directions and maps at
the kiosk in the main parking lot. And,
going forward, Forest Park volunteers are
designing new trail loops, most of which
will start and end at one of the parking
areas. They will be marked with colored
blue diamonds at the start and end of the
loop, at every one-half mile interval, and
at intersections with other trails. Enjoy the
Forest Park!

Climate Trends in the Applegate
Guest Opinion by Dr. Alan Journet
Living in the Applegate Valley, we are
very aware of the unusual climate trends
we are experiencing. Individual climate
aberrations have happened here before,
but it’s the combination that really gets
our attention, and should lead us to
connect the dots.
For those wondering about climate, the
United States Geological Survey provides
valuable data on trends and projections
for every county in the United States:
apps/nccv_viewer.asp. This site depicts,
for Jackson and Josephine Counties,
parallel trends with completely nonpartisan, non-debatable, objective data.
Our temperature has risen some 1.5
degrees Fahrenheit since the mid-1900s,
snowfall has decreased by about a quarter
of an inch, and annual soil moisture has
dropped about 2%.
Meanwhile, using the same source
as above, we can follow the ‘business
as usual’ scenario, where we continue
to increase our fossil fuels use with
accompanied increase in greenhouse gas
emissions into the future. By century’s
end, the two-county average temperature
will likely rise to over 9 degrees
Fahrenheit above the mid-1900 values
with July/August reaching 12-13 degrees
higher. Snowfall, will likely decrease
to about 10% or less of those historical
values imposing water shortages late in
summer and fall. As a result, annual soil
moisture will likely drop 20%, with July/
August values down more. The drought
conditions and wildfire threats we have
been experiencing will undoubtedly
become yet more severe.
We could just shrug these projections
off as irrelevant to us, a position that
demands we reject the non-partisan
physical properties of the greenhouse
gases we are emitting. Understanding
of these gases is not new; it has been
gradually improving since concerns about
emissions from fossil fuel combustion
were first expressed at the beginning of
the 19th Century. Of course, shruggingoff these projections means we potentially
leave future generations to suffer the cost
of our inaction as they try to recover.

The longer we delay action, of course,
the more difficult becomes the task of
reversing the trends, even if it is possible.
I suggest, however, we need to
understand that should these business as
usual’ climate projections come to pass,
this beautiful region will be a totally
different place than it is now. With
temperatures and water shortages such as
those cited, our natural systems (forests,
wetlands, and grasslands) will be totally
compromised; some treasured species will
almost certainly not exist here. Since our
agriculture and forestry depend on the
same climatic conditions as the natural
world, livelihoods depending on these
activities will similarly be threatened. It
behooves us all to acknowledge what the
evidence suggests and take appropriate
action. Inter-generational Justice demands
Climate science conclusions may well
be inconvenient, but that inconvenience
does not change their reality. Just as
we acknowledge that a serious medical
diagnosis is inconvenient but demanding
treatment, and we reluctantly accept
treatment, so should we acknowledge
what climate science is telling us—
especially when we can see the accuracy
of the projections with our own eyes.
We should consider how best to prepare
for what we can avoid, and how best to
manage our lives to avoid the worst.
Understanding the nature of the
problem and its consequences, I find it
very difficult not to be alarmed and then
be alarming when discussing it. We have
enjoyed a long and productive run with
fossil fuels. However, our realization of
the costs of this ‘carbocene era’ requires
that we eliminate our use of fossil fuels
through reducing energy consumption
and converting to a non-fossil fuel energy
economy. It can be done without tanking
our economy; all we require is the will to
do it. Get involved! Visit
Alan Journet
Southern Oregon Climate Action Now


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September 2015

Jacksonville Review

Paws for Thought by Dr. Tami Rogers
Bad Kitty!


Providing compassionate
care for over 25 years
To us, our patients are like family. We’ve
seen families through generations of best
friends. We believe in a total wellness
approach to veterinary care which helps our
patients live long, healthy lives. A blend of
compassionate care and the use of the latest
medical technology, all at an affordable
price, makes Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital
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f you are lucky enough to
share your home with a cat,
chances are you have had
issues with them urinating or
defecating outside of their litter
box. A truly frustrating problem,
toileting issues are one of the most common reasons
cats are relinquished to shelters or abandoned. There
are three primary reasons for inappropriate elimination:
medical, marking, and basic toileting problems. Once the
reason is determined, a treatment plan can be developed.
Any cat that is eliminating
outside of the litter box should
be examined by a veterinarian to
rule-out medical causes. A few
diagnostic tests can help rule-out
conditions such as diabetes or
kidney disease which can result in
an increased volume of urination.
These tests can also detect
urinary tract infections, cystitis or
bladder stones which can lead to
increased frequency of urination.
Inappropriate elimination can also result from arthritis,
hip dysplasia or chronic constipation.
Marking is another form of inappropriate elimination
that is commonly reported. Urine spraying—when a cat
deposits urine on a vertical surface such as a wall, is the
most common form of marking. However, marking can
also involve urine and/or feces deposited on a horizontal
surface. Marking is a form of communication which
can be associated with a heightened state of emotional
arousal or stress in the cat. Marking typically occurs in
locations of “social significance” in the household. For
instance, a cat may mark the living room wall or if you
are really lucky, your bed!
A variety of issues can trigger urine marking. For
example, a new cat in the household (or even a cat that
is visible outside to a cat that is kept indoor only), a
change in routine, aggression between cats, etc. Potential
solutions for this very frustrating condition start with
removing, or simply reducing the intensity of, the
identified triggers. Also of great importance is to provide
plentiful resources for feeding, elimination, perching,
scratching, and playing. An in-depth consultation with

your veterinarian can help tailor a plan to the specific
social situation affecting your cat and can take into
consideration his/her personal preferences. In some
instances, medications or pheromone therapy can be
beneficial and may be prescribed.
Another common issue seen with cats is often referred
to in general as “toileting problems.” This is when a
cat does not use the litter box for normal elimination
and owners will typically find urine and/or feces on
horizontal surfaces. This issue is often related to some
sort of aversion towards the litter box. For example, your
cat may not appreciate its
litter box only being cleaned
once per week, they may
not like the litter type, the
box size, style, or its location
in the house. A good rule
to follow in regards to the
number of boxes in the home
is the number of cats plus
one (so if you have 3 cats you
should have 4 litter boxes,
etc). Boxes should be scooped
daily and completely changed and washed regularly.
If a toileting problem is suspected, your veterinarian
may recommend that you offer your cat various different
litter box setups to discover your cat's preferred toileting
option(s). It is also advisable to move the litter box
to a low-traffic/quiet area. If another cat or a dog is
“guarding” the box, or if it is too stressful getting to
a box located in a busy area of the home, the cat may
choose to go wherever it feels safe. You can also try
putting a litter box over the spot where the cat has been
house-soiling. If you have senior cats, make sure the
boxes are accessible. Low-sided boxes work best for cats
with joint or arthritis issues.
Because there are a number of medical issues that
can cause inappropriate elimination, it’s always
advisable to first consult with your veterinarian
to rule these conditions out. Once the cause is
determined your veterinarian will help develop a
plan that fits accordingly!
Dr. Rogers can be reached at the Jacksonville Veterinary
Hospital at 541-899-1081 or
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When their apricot-colored standard poodle, Katie,
A few days later, the adoption was official. Dogs for
died in July, Jacksonville residents Dave and Elke
the Deaf staff delivered Toby to his new home, along
Goddard knew they had to get another dog. The 14-year- with food, toys, a blanket, leashes, collars, pet coupons,
old rescued poodle was their pride and joy. She was also
heartworm medicine, flea and tick repellent, a microchip,
their personal trainer—maintaining their twice-daily
rabies certification and vet records.
walks every morning and every
Toby was very excited to
evening after dinner.
explore his new 2-acre fenced
“We’ve only gone on two
yard complete with built-in
walks since Katie left,” Elke said.
doggie door. Dave and Elke
“It’s just not the same.”
were looking forward to that
As a former volunteer at
evening’s walk.
Dogs for the Deaf, the national
“Everybody in this
Assistance Dog training facility
neighborhood is waiting to see
in Central Point, Dave knew just
him,” Dave said.
whom to call.
Nearly 50 Career Change Dogs
“No question,” Dave said.
were adopted from Dogs for the
“You can’t fake your love for
Deaf last year. Toby is the sixth
the animals. Every time I’ve
Career Change Dog now living
been to your facility, and when I
in Jacksonville.
volunteered there, there is a dog
All of the Career Change
at every desk.”
Dogs from Dogs for the Deaf
After calling to make an
are happy and healthy, but
appointment and filling-out an
just not suited to careers as
application, the couple went
Assistance Dogs. Each dog has
to Dogs for the Deaf to visit
been screened for temperament,
adoptable dogs, or what the
provided medical care, spayed/
non-profit calls, “Career Change
neutered, vaccinated, and put on
Dogs.” Those are dogs who were
a high-quality, nutritious diet.
unable to complete the rigorous
Dogs for the Deaf trainers and
Assistance Dog training for a
staff are available to adoptive
variety of reasons, but still make
families for advice, counseling
Dave and Elke Goddard with Toby
loving pets and companions.
and training for the life of the
First, Dave and Elke met Shylo,
dog. If, for any reason, families
a Chihuahua-mix that they liked very much. Then, in
are no longer able to care for the dog, Dogs for the Deaf
walked Apricot, an apricot-colored miniature poodle that will regain ownership of their pet.
had just become available that morning.
Dogs for the Deaf does not charge a fee for their
“When the door opened and we saw him standing
adoptable dogs, but donations are gladly accepted. To
there, it was all over,” Dave said. “I looked at Elke and
view their available dogs, go to
my jaw just dropped. There were tears of joy.”
“Apricot was a huge surprise, an answer to a lot of
Elke agreed it was love at first sight.
prayers,” Dave said. “We have been made happier than you
“What a blessing when they opened the door
could ever imagine. He will never replace our Katie, nor
and revealed Apricot,” Elke said. “Both of us were
was he ever intended to. But, the three of us will start a new
astonished. We have a special attachment to poodles
life together. How indebted we are to Dogs for the Deaf.”
and he was exactly what we hoped for. We didn’t think
As if finding another apricot-colored poodle wasn’t
it would happen this fast. ‘God is good, God is with us,’
serendipitous enough, Dave and Elke knew Toby was
I thought. That’s why we decided to change Apricot’s
meant to be part of their family when they learned his
name to Toby. It means ‘God is good’ in Hebrew.”
trainer’s name at Dogs for the Deaf was … Katie.

September 2015

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Vexing Vaccines

by Dr. Jeff Judkins, Animalkind Veterinary Clinic


ne of the major reasons I
started my journey into holistic
medicine 20 years ago was the
issue of vaccinations. About 10 years into
my career as a small animal veterinarian,
I started to question the need for annual
boosters for diseases such parvo in dogs
and distemper in cats. It started to dawn
on me that for all the health issues I had
seen in my years of practice, I never
treated animals with
infectious diseases that
we routinely vaccinated
for—even in pets who
hadn't had any vaccines
for many years. Why
was it that children
received immunizations
for various diseases,
but that none of these
were continued into
adulthood? I remember
pulling out my
Veterinary Immunology
textbook and being
shocked that I could find
no scientific support for
the practice of yearly
vaccines for most of
the serious contagious
diseases. No clinical studies were ever
done to find out how many years the
protection from the vaccine lasted.
When I presented my “revelation”
about vaccines to my boss at the
veterinary clinic where I was working
at the time, it quickly became clear to
me that it was not a subject he was very
interested in discussing. When I brought
it up to one of my colleagues over a beer
one evening, she reasoned that even if
the vaccines weren't necessary in adult
dogs and cats, they served the purpose
of encouraging pet owners to bring their
animals in for regular visits. Many serious
health problems could be overlooked
without regular physical examinations,
she argued. Since serious vaccination
reactions were rare in her experience,
the greater good was being served. The
vaccines were generally safe, and pets
were getting important regular check-ups
and improved preventative care. While
I was certainly committed to providing
good preventative medical care for my
patients, I didn't feel comfortable doing
a procedure I felt was unnecessary—
no matter what the “greater good.” I
also started researching the connection
between vaccines and certain serious
diseases that developed after the vaccine.
Once I came to the conclusion that there
was no valid reason for most yearly pet
vaccines—and there was a possibility that

vaccines could trigger the development of
serious diseases—I felt I could no longer
work at a conventional veterinary clinic.
I started my own vet house call practice
as a way of providing what if felt was a
healthier alternative for my patients.
When in the early 90's the University of
California Davis vet school revealed the
connection between the feline leukemia
vaccination and the development of an
aggressive, malignant
cancer at the injection
site, many veterinarians
began rethinking their
vaccine protocols.
Newer studies
showed no benefit
from vaccine boosters
once immunity was
established in puppies
and kittens, and that
the protection acquired
as young animals lasted
years—even possibly
the entire life of the
animal. Progressive
veterinary practices
started recommending
once-every-threeyear vaccines instead
of annually. Some vets began offering
a blood test called a “titer” to check
a patient's immunity to certain viral
diseases, instead of routine vaccination.
Vets became much more judicious in their
use of the feline leukemia vaccine in an
effort to reduce the incidence of injection
site tumors. While I applaud this direction
toward less aggressive vaccine protocols,
I go even further and recommended no
vaccinations for most adult dogs and cats
once they are successfully immunized as
puppies and kittens. A rabies vaccination
is required by the county every three
years in dogs, but not cats.
In this article, I touch only briefly on
the potential link between vaccines and
the subsequent development of other
serious diseases. While the development
of vaccine-induced tumors in cats is
well-established, other vaccine-disease
connections are harder to prove. While
the debate on the wisdom of immunizing
people for measles rages on Facebook
and in the media, I lean toward the “Do
no harm” oath in my practice. If it can
be shown that most vaccine boosters are
unnecessary in adult dogs and cats (ask
your vet about titer tests), and there is any
potential for serious adverse side effects,
why do them at all?
Dr. Judkins is the owner of Animalkind
Holistic Veterinary Clinic in Jacksonville.
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summer went
was hindered
greatly by the
heat and smoke that plagued the Valley
these past months. Fewer long walks, no
rides in the car…made for a pretty boring
time, let me tell you.
So—my mom took
pity on me one day, and
decided to drive me to
Squaw Lake (out past
Applegate Lake). This was
brave on many fronts: the
drive is long, we’ve never
been there before, and I’m
known as the Un-Golden!
Un-Golden means I don’t
retrieve balls, prefer
running in circles in my
own yard to walks, and don’t swim!
BUT—Mom decided I needed an outing,
and that surely I would swim now…
The drive was fine until we reached the
last five miles—a windy, dirt, washboard

road—so bumpy in the back of my mom’s
19-year-old 4-Runner, that I felt like I
was in a vibrating, romper-house! So, of
course, I had to fling my front legs over
the back seat and bark the entire time (20
minutes) to let her know my aggravation!
Finally, we parked…whew. A short
walk led us to a little beach area with a
lovely lake…I was tentative at first, as
I’m scared when my feet leave proper
ground—I mean,
who wouldn’t be?!
But the cool water
and freedom felt so
good! My friend,
Gary, who came
along for the ride,
found me a big
stick which I swam
and retrieved (right
to my mom’s feet,
by the way) about
twenty times!
Then, we went for a lovely walk along the
lake—it was a morning of heaven!
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September 2015

Jacksonville Review

Life at Sanctuary One

by Brooke Nuckles Gentekos, Executive Director
Better Together


ach animal and person
I meet has a unique
personality. For many
of us, our pets are considered
family. They wake us up in the
morning and snuggle with us in
the evening. Each animal provides
companionship, unconditional
love, and a reminder that it’s not
about being perfect, it’s about
being perfect for one another.
Unfortunately, not all animals have such loving
families. Sanctuary One was founded to create a place to
rescue and rehabilitate animals that have been neglected
or abused. At our nonprofit animal shelter, animals are
honored as sentient beings deserving of a better life.
Once animals are rescued by Sanctuary One, the
positive human interactions on a farm with cottages
instead of cages have an immediate effect for the
betterment of the animals. In addition to giving the
animals quality shelter, food and veterinary care, every
day people work with the animals to rebuild their trust
in humans. Scratching the chin of a cat, a walk on a forest
trail with a tail-wagging dog, and gently brushing and
grooming a horse—these positive human interactions
meant to rehabilitate the animals are transformative not
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sat with a bunny and began to pet it. Immediately,
his shoulders softened, he relaxed, smiled a little and
said, “I think this rabbit
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he realized the impact one
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The thousands of people
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and Earth Care are naturally and intrinsically connected.
We are working hard every day to save lives and change
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volunteering, adopting an animal or making a gift today.
You can make a difference for people, animals and the
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please visit or call 541-899-8627.

THANK YOU to our Contributors!
• Emma Abby
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• Mayor Paul Becker
• Jeff Blum
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• Dr. Julie Danielson
• Paula & Terry Erdmann
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• Brooke Nuckles Gentekos
• Lee Greene

• Adam Haynes
• Tony Hess
• Kate Ingram
• Dr. Alan Journet
• Dr. Jeff Judkins
• Michael Kell
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Come experience Southern Oregon’s largest Oktoberfest –
September 22 – 27, 2015,
at the historic
schoolhouse on
Bigham Knoll.
Oktoberfest is
a celebration of
great music,
food and BIER!
We are celebrating
our 8th year and
it just keeps
getting bigger
and better!

To the Jacksonville Heritage Society
and The Schoolhaus Brewhaus
Oktoberfest 2015

Friday September 25

12:00 – Alpen Vagabund kickoff at the Commons in Medford.
Free giveaway drawing for 2 for all access to the Stein Club
VIP Hospitality Suite.
4:00 – Sauerkrauts take the stage!
4:00-10:00 – All the Oktoberfest fun kicks off with yodeling
competitions, sausage eating competitions, chicken dance
lessons, costume competitions, stein holding competitions.
7:00-10:00 – Z’Musikmakers take the party up another notch
with their modern take on oompah music.

Saturday September 26

12:00 – Ceremonial keg tapping, Sauerkrauts start the day
off. The fun continues with more yodeling competitions,
sausage eating competition, chicken dance lessons, costume
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hammer schlaggen the 2nd annual Ms. Oktoberfest pageant
and fun throughout the entire property.
4:00-7:00 – Z’ Musikmakers take the stage.
7:00-10:00 – Alpen Vagabund round the night out.

Sunday September 27

2015 Events

Tuesday September 22

German Beer Dinner, Sponsored by Ayinger Brewing.

Wednesday September 23

Doner Kebab Wednesday. $5.00 Doners with an
Old German Pilsner.

Thursday September 24

12:00 – Alpen Vagabund playing all day long!
Family day. Kicks off with the train whistle blowing. yodeling
competitions, sausage eating competition, chicken dance
lessons, costume competitions, stein holding competitions,
various carnival games set up, wandering magician, face
painting, cow train rides, hammer schlaggen, and our second
annual princess court!
6:00 – Closing ceremony.
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New Talent & Event Featured
at the Southern Oregon Music Festival
by Gwenne Wilcox
The first weekend in October, hundreds
The entire Festival lineup includes
of people travel from out of town to our
local talent, Bishop Mayfield and
beautiful Rogue Valley. They don’t come
Friends, and bands that have traveled
to taste the wine, although they are sure
half way across the country, Bob
to. Nor do they come to hike, although
Draga with Friends, Climax Jazz Band,
their feet may feel as if they had. No.
Cornet Chop Suey, Danny Maika, Dave
They come for three days of live music
Bennett & The Memphis Speed Kings,
and dancing. Beginning 2:00pm Friday,
Gator Nation, High Street Band, Leify
October 2, until the finale’s conclusion
Green, Lisa Kelly and JB Scott Sextet,
at 4:00pm, Sunday, October 4, 16
The Midiri Brothers, Oregon Coast Lab
bands will perform a total of 95 sets of
Band, Stompy Jones, Tom Rigney and
danceable music at five distinct venues,
Flambeau, Twice As Good, The Young
all within seven blocks in downtown
Bucs, and youth performances by Rogue
Medford. More than 100 hours of musical
Valley high school bands.
entertainment, from jump jive, blues, doo
Tickets can be purchased online until
wop, rockabilly, swing, zydeco, R&B,
September 30, with a savings of $5 on Allfunk and
Event passes.
rock ‘n’ roll
After September
to traditional
30, All-Event
jazz, are
tickets are $80,
performed by
for all three
the nation’s
days, and can be
top festival
purchased at Inn
bands from
at the Commons
the east coast
to the west.
October 1
through October
Oregon Music
4. During
Festival dates,
(SOMF) has
October 2-4,
tickets are also
bands from
available at
27 states, the
KOBI-TV Studio
same number
C and Tequila
of years it’s
Event Center.
been staging
Day admission
tickets are
Its intimate
available: Friday
venues and the
$30, Saturday
appreciation of
$50 or Sunday
our audiences
$25 or if you
are credited
prefer a bit later,
for enticing
you can enjoy as
Danny Maika and Leify Green, popular with the West
many bands as
Coast Swing dance community, are two of the featured
you wish at all
performers at the Festival’s new Saturday Night Prime
five venues with
Time LATE & LIVE event.
most of whom
a Prime Time
perform at many of the 130 other festivals
Friday pass (5:00pm to close) or Saturday
around the country.
(which includes LATE & LIVE 5:00pm
A total of five venues, two at the Inn
‘til dawn), each just $25. Free shuttles
at the Commons, KOBI-TV Studio C
between venues are available starting 30
and Tequila Event Center play host
minutes prior to the day’s first scheduled
to each band and welcome all ages,
set, until 30 minutes after the last set.
with the exception of Howie’s, which
The general public is welcome to
is restricted to 21 or older. Inn at the
partake in the annual pancake, egg and
Commons (formerly Red Lion) continues
sausage breakfast hosted by Troop 5 of
as the Festival’s Headquarters. KOBIthe Medford Boy Scouts for only $6 at
TV’s Studio C is the Festival’s premiere
KOBI-TV Studio C, Saturday, October
dance venue, featuring a first-ever 1200
3 at 8:00am, during which you’ll be
square foot, professionally-engineered,
complimentarily serenaded by The
competition dance floor. The newest
Oregon Coast Lab Band followed by
venue, the Tequila Event Center, is
select Rogue Valley high school band
adjacent to the Fiesta Market and
Youth Performances, from 9:30am to
Restaurant (the former location of JJ
12:10pm. Also free, and open to the
North’s Buffet). It’s spacious and recently- public, is an inspirational set by the
renovated interior offers ample seating
Midiri Brothers and Bob Draga at the
and dancing space. Tequila Event Center
First Presbyterian Church, Sunday,
owners are making their entire parking
October 4, at 10:30am. A full band
lot available for additional free parking.
schedule of dates and times is available
Free shuttle service is provided to and
for download at
from the other venues.
Four days prior to the Festival, two
The big news last year was the
bands perform at more than 30 local
Festival’s name change from Medford
elementary and middle school assemblies.
Jazz Festival to the Southern Oregon
Over 12,000 students learn about music
Music Festival (SOMF). The reason for
through interactive entertainment. The
the name change was the promise that the rest of the year, SOMF’s Music Education
Festival would be bringing new talent and programs supplement Jackson and
new events to attract a broader audience.
Josephine County Schools music and
And they’re delivering on that promise.
orchestra programs, at all grade levels,
If their new, bold website isn’t enough
providing classroom instructors, private
of an indication that change is coming,
music lessons, and musical instruments.
the Festival added a new event: LATE
SOMF’s “Leave a Legacy” campaign
& LIVE, an extension of the traditional
encourages individuals to donate their
Saturday Night Prime Time. From
instruments to the Instrument Donation
5:00pm Saturday until 2:00am Sunday,
Program. The program has collected
six different bands will feature danceable
more than 200 instruments since its
music. West Coast Swing circuit solo
inception in 2011, including Karen
artists, Danny Maika and Leify Green,
Denman, who donated her collection of
each perform their own set, sure to draw
82 instruments, entrusting SOMF with
dancers from the Bay Area to Seattle. For
the task of placing them into the hands of
serious night owls, the dancing continues
eager young musicians, unable to afford
until dawn a few blocks up the street at
their own instruments.
Firehouse Dance Hall, where a DJ will
To learn more about the Festival and its
keep the beat going. All of this Saturday
commitment to Music Education or donating
night hoopla is available for just a $25
an instrument, visit or call
Prime Time ticket.

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