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Chilean Thoughts on a Chilly Fall Morning

p until a few minutes ago, as I was channelsurfing to find the Oregon Ducks game on
television, I thought this column was in the can.
Not so fast, I said to myself as coverage of the Chilean
earthquake appeared on-screen. Had I not seen the
coverage, this column would have talked about the
FUN things to do in-town this month—from shopping,
wine tasting, Meet the Pioneers, Haunted Trolley Tours,
concerts, art shows, etc.
Sorry to disappoint you, but in the wake of the 8.3
magnitude earthquake that shattered Chile, I thought
the ink was better spent on a NOT-SO-FUN topic—
The massive Chilean earthquake serves as a stark
reminder that a replacement fire station remains our
number one priority. Why? Because Jacksonville lies within
the Cascadia Subduction Zone, a 600 mile-long fault line
running from Northern California to Canada. It’s not a case
of “if” the BIG quake will occur, it’s “when.” And it’s also
about how our city leaders prepare… or don’t prepare.
The Review has been publicly advocating for a
seismically-safe fire station for years, a position that
has received no serious discussion or attention from
the City Council. Instead, the focus (and use of limited

Urban Renewal tax dollars) has been directed toward
restoration of the historic Courthouse. With limited
resources and growing pressure on the budget, now
is the time for our leaders to make adult decisions.
Please see City Snapshot and read my report on a recent
Study Session on repurposing the upper floor of the
Courthouse…a meeting I believe proves my point on the
need to set priorities.
In my view, we can’t wait for an eventual earthquake
to hit—preparation is the key. Our fire and medical
responders must be able to get manpower, fire trucks
and equipment out of the station and to our front doors
in order to save lives. Despite measures to shore it up,
the current building is at-risk of collapsing…period. If
the City Council chooses not to build a new fire station,
our fire and medical services should then be contractedfor by Jackson County Fire District #3 or another district.
Although the cost of doing so will make our current
monthly surcharge seem a pittance in comparison,
something must be done.
I sincerely hope the City Council will begin taking a
new fire station as seriously as the Courthouse project
before our fire station literally falls on deaf ears… in our
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Opportunity to buy a piece of Jacksonville history!
The historic Bridge Crew Barn is located just a couple
of blocks from downtown historic Jacksonville and
right across the street from the Bigham Knoll campus.

15 minutes until the last tour at 7:30pm.
Tickets are sold by the departure time
of the tour you would like to take. You
may purchase tickets at the Jacksonville
Visitor Center, located on Oregon Street,
next to the Post Office, between 10:00am
and 3:00pm, or by calling for reservations
at 541-899-8118 during those same hours.
The cost of the tickets remain the same as
last year, $12 for adults, $5 for children
(12 and under) and $29 for a family, two
adults and up to 3 children. We are not
set up to accept credit cards, so please
pay cash or have checks made payable
to: FOJHC (Friends of Jacksonville's
Historic Cemetery). All tours depart from
the D Street parking lot where you will
be driven-up the cemetery hill to start
your tour. Please arrive no later than 15
minutes before the scheduled departure
time of your tour. If you will be pickingup your tickets at the event, please check
in at our Will Call desk upon arrival.
Tickets are sold at the event but only on
a first-come-first-served space available
basis. As the event normally sells-out , we
encourage you to purchase tickets early
to avoid being disappointed. The Oregon
Old Time Fiddlers will be providing
musical entertainment on Friday evening
and the 4th Wednesday String Band
will be playing on Saturday evening
for your enjoyment. The tours take
approximately one hour. This event is a
fundraiser for the Friends of Jacksonville's
Historic Cemetery, a Jacksonville-based
non-profit organization with proceeds
supporting our educational programs
and ongoing cemetery restoration and
preservation work. You may preview
some of our previous shows by going
to Youtube.com then typing in “Oregon
History Tales” in the search box, then
click on the Covered Wagon. Our website
at www.friendsjvillecemetery.org, also
provides additional details about this
and other cemetery events and activities.
Remember, the tours are in October, so
dress for the weather.
I look forward to welcoming you to
the Silent City on the Hill, and this year's
Meet the Pioneers.
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SEASON NOW EXTENDED THROUGH NOVEMBER 1ST! Many thanks to all of you who have visited the market
this season! We hope you’ve enjoyed the wonderful fresh produce, yummy foods, delightful handicrafts
and live music. Many of the vendors asked that the market stay open a little longer so we’ve addressed that
with the city. They agreed to let us use the wonderful Historic Courthouse grounds for two more Sundays.
Therefore, the last Sunday of the extended season will be November 1st. Come on by!

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t’s hard to believe that this year's
"Meet the Pioneers" program will
mark our 10th Anniversary for this
very popular and fun Jacksonville event.
Who knew that our planned one-time
event in 2006, to raise some much-needed
funding for restoration and preservation
work in the cemetery, would become
an instant success and play to soldout crowds each and every year since.
Learning first-hand how important
history is to those attending, lead to other
successful programs such as History
Saturday which began in 2011, Memorial
Services honoring Veterans of the Civil
War, World War I, and the placement of
a Military Marker for a local Jacksonville
resident and soldier who was killed in
the Spanish American War. An increase
in requests for special tours from school
groups, retirement centers and other
organizations have also been a result of
our Meet the Pioneers program. None of
this success would have been possible
without all the wonderful and dedicated
volunteers who make this program
happen year after year, and all the
support we receive from the community.
So if you are one of our regulars, welcome
back, and if you're new to the area, you
don't want to miss this year's Meet the
Pioneers and the opportunity to learn
some of the wonderful and interesting
history that makes our Valley so special.
This year we will be featuring eight
individual stops along the tour route
where you will meet "The Jacksonville
Saloon Ladies," learn about the "Southern
Oregon Pioneer Association," hear about
the railroad coming to Southern Oregon
and "Jacksonville's Cannonball," a "White
Collar Crime" right here in Jacksonville,
and so much more!
For those of you who may not be
familiar with our tours, they are guided
Living History Walking Tours through
the torch-lit Jacksonville Cemetery
grounds. Spirits in period dress await
visitors and share stories of their lives
and the important events of the day. New
stories and topics are presented each year.
Our tour dates are Friday, October 9
and Saturday, October 10 with the first
tour departing at 4:00pm and then every

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Scarves-for-Seniors Donation Event
Please join Travel Expert Anne
McAlpin and Jo Parker of WillowCreek
Gifts, in making a difference for seniors
in the Rogue Valley. Last year, Anne
suggested the idea for a “pay-it-forward”
scarf donation program. The program
turned-out to be a huge success with 130
new and gently-used scarves being donated
to the Scarves-for-Seniors program.

Parker says, “Last year, because of our
customers’ generosity, WillowCreek was
able to donate dozens of amazing scarves
to Food & Friends.” Evelyn Kinsella,
Food & Friends Director, was incredibly
impressed and grateful for the volume
and quality of the scarves donated and
distributed before Christmas to seniors.
Kinsella reported, "We received some
lovely Thank You notes from recipients,
and we really appreciate everyone's
efforts and generosity.”
Jo and Anne created the event,
knowing full-well that many women
in the community would respond
positively. “Many ladies who shop in my
store lament that they have a closet full
of scarves they hardly wear—but they
want new styles,” Jo notes. The Scarvesfor-Seniors event turned-out to be a
win-win, filling a need for community
members while providing an outlet for
others to clean their closets and make
room for new scarves!
Scarves-for-Seniors will be accepting
gently-used scarves throughout October
and November. Simply bring them into
WillowCreek at 115 W. California Street
and they will be donated to a needy senior
through the Food & Friends organization.

Born Again Brings New Energy to Sunshine Plaza
In mid-September, Lynda Hickey and
Debbie Shepherd opened “Born Again,”
a quaint little shop in the Sunshine Plaza
in Ruch located at 7382 Highway 238.
Hickey notes, “Knowing the small
community of Ruch needed a place
offering both gently-used and new items
at reasonable prices, community members
can now avoid the drive to bigger cities…
Lynda and I decided to collaborate and
create just that space, and Project Born
Again began!”
Lynda Hickey moved here with her
husband and two children four years ago
from the east coast. “We made the move
to the Applegate Valley so our children
would be able to experience a smaller
town feel with great community values,”
she says. Upon arrival here and with her
school-aged children quickly growing in
and out of clothes, it became very clear
how much the town of Ruch needed a
closer spot to buy and donate clothing.
Hickey says she is thrilled to be giving
back to the community and has received
tremendous support.
Debbie Shepherd also moved here
about four years ago, leaving her home
in Idaho to be closer to her children and
grandchildren here in Oregon. She’s
been reselling furniture that she and her
husband fix and restore for several years.
“I’m so thrilled to be able to offer our

creations and wonderful finds in a shop
for the community!”
The new retail venture offers clothing,
footwear, outerwear, and accessories
for men, women, and children at lower
prices. In the coming month, plans
include increasing their gently-used
clothing inventory to include furniture,
home furnishings and housewares.
Born Again will be open Tuesday through
Friday from 10:00am-5:00pm, Saturday
10:00am-4:00pm, and Sundays from
11:00am-2:00pm. The shop will be receiving
new inventory as well as accepting clean
resale items on a daily basis. Please call the
store at 541-301-0820 for details.

Get Ready for Thrilling Chamber
of Commerce Events

Photo: Ken Gregg
The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
is excited to present their 2nd-Annual
Haunted Trolley Tour on October 29, 30
& 31. The tours will provide a light-hearted
approach to our local history—sharing
stories of Jacksonville residents who haven’t
quite been able to say “goodbye!”
Tickets are $10 and go on sale
beginning October 1, at the Visitor
Information Center located next to the
Post Office on North Oregon Street.
Changes to this year’s tour include a
later starting time so that all tours will
happen in darkness. A second trolley
has been added to accommodate more
people, as well. Last year, the event soldout well in-advance of the tours, leaving
many disappointed people. Joining the
Jacksonville Trolley, the Jubilee Trolley
will be transporting guests around town,
enabling tours to run every 20 minutes.
Tours will start at 6:00pm at the Chamber
of Commerce Visitors Information Center.

This spooky-fun event serves as the
Chamber of Commerce’s fundraising
activity with proceeds helping support
ongoing marketing and promotional
initiatives as well as fall decorations,
and events such as the Veterans Day
Ceremony and Victorian Christmas.
Upcoming Dates to Note:
• November 11—Veterans Day
• November 28—Merchant Open
House, 4:00-7:00pm & Victorian
Christmas Tree Lighting &
Community Caroling, 5:30pm
• December 5—Victorian Christmas
Parade, 10:00am
The Chamber is looking for individuals
and groups interested in staffing the
cider stand during the three weekends
of Victorian Christmas (December 5-6,
12-13, & 19-20). Please contact the Visitor
Information Center at 541-899-8118 if you
are interested.

Celebrate the Season in Victorian Fashion!
On Saturday, November 7, kickoff the holiday season in downtown
Jacksonville at the Victorian Holiday
Ball at the U.S. Hotel Ballroom. The
seasonal event is sponsored by the Belles
& Beaus Old West/Victorian Society. Food
for the evening will be catered by the
Jacksonville Inn. The ball runs from 6:0010:30pm. The evening includes a cash bar
along with live music featuring Victorianperiod tunes with called dances. The
dancing will commence with the Grande
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traditions observed. Victorian or evening
dress is requested and a photographer will
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arlier this spring, I attended a
private in-home concert in Grants
Pass. It was a weeknight and, as
usual, my day was long and hurried. I
even considered not going to the concert,
or going and staying for only a few songs.
But, in this business, we are always
looking for the next great performing
artist to grace our venue. So, I went. I
stayed. And I did not want it to end.
Mike Meyer, concert producer from
KRVM, had it right when he wrote,
“Moody Little Sister
is the next great
band to emerge
from Portland.
Their songwriting is
emotionally moving
and structured
with solid
Their music is a
rare combination
of moment-byMoody Little Sister
moment inspiration
and well-planned
folk/rock presentation. Their live show
is self-revealing with intimacy in their
descriptions of these special songs.”
Moody Little Sister is a duo made up
of singer and pianist Naomi Hooley and
guitarist/producer Rob Stroup. Together
they construct a rich and meaningful
performance and we can’t wait to
share these wonderful artists with our
community. We hope you can come to this
special show on Friday, October 23, 7:00pm,
at an indoor concert on the Britt Stage.
Later in the fall, our Education and
Engagement department is bringing the
Globe Saxophone Quartet to the Rogue
Valley from November 16-21. During
their residency, the Globe Sax Quartet
will be visiting Jacksonville Elementary
School, North Medford High School and
Central Point Middle School. They will

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also be performing at Southern Oregon
University and Bigham Knoll Ballroom
in Jacksonville.
This winter, consider bringing your
sweetheart to Britt’s inaugural orchestral
benefit dinner and dance featuring China
Forbes of Pink Martini. China will be
joined by Teddy Abrams and a couple
of members of the Britt Orchestra for an
elegant Valentine’s evening of gourmet
dining and entertainment in an intimate
setting at the Inn at the Commons. Space
is limited to 300 and
reservations are now
being accepted for this
February 11, 2016 event.
We also have an
update on the Crater
Lake Project. Britt has
commissioned composer
Michael Gordon to write
a site-specific piece
inspired by Crater Lake
National Park (CLNP),
to be premiered by
members of the Britt
Orchestra on Friday,
July 29 and Saturday, July 30, 2016 at
CLNP. Over the two consecutive days,
there will be multiple performances each
day in order to connect as many people
as possible to the music and landscape.
The event will be open to the public,
and there will be no admission charge
for the concert. Britt is offering exclusive
weekend packages to CLNP that include
transportation, lodging, special events
and conversations with the musicians.
As you can see by this quick overview
of program activity in the coming months,
there is no slowing down for your Britt
team! For tickets or more information on
any of these activities or events, please
check out our website at www.brittfest.org.
Comments or questions for Britt Festivals?
Email Donna at ed@brittfest.org. Visit Britt
Festivals at www.brittfest.org.

October 2015

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The Unfettered Critic

by Paula Block Erdmann & Terry Erdmann
Predicting the Future, Hollywood Style

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Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire). Add
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battle over words and freedom.
Spotlight (Opens November 6): Fans
of tightly-written, tautly-directed films
about investigative journalism (think
1976’s All the President’s Men), this is your
lucky year. Spotlight offers a close-up view
of the investigative team at the Boston
Globe, who broke the story of years of
sexual abuse to minors by priests in the
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Not a pleasant subject
to be sure, but one
that everyone should
be glad is no longer
secret. The film,
starring Mark Ruffalo
and Michael Keaton,
is directed and cowritten by Thomas
McCarthy (The Station
The Danish Girl
(Opens November
27): From director
Tom Hooper (The
King’s Speech), this
true-life story recalls
a husband whose
artist wife asked him to pose as a female
in 1920’s Copenhagan. After her paintings
became popular, he chose to become a
female full-time, taking the name Lili,
Take California St
S. Oregon
Granite Ridge
and undergoing the world’s first gender
reassignment surgery. Eddie Redmayne,
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his performance as Stephen Hawking
in The Theory of Everything, may need to
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hy is a trailer like a t-shirt?
Showbiz, baby!
Every film marketer knows
something about t-shirts that bear movie
logos: they’re only in demand before
the movie is released. Fans of Quentin
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to promote his upcoming film, so they’ll
definitely wear that t-shirt with pride. But
once the film opens, most shirts are as
popular as yesterday’s newspapers. Use
them to wash your car.
The same goes for movie trailers. We’ll
happily watch a new Judi Dench trailer—but
once we’ve seen the film, that trailer is toast.
Every year we eagerly search out new
trailers, and think about the films to come.
Sometimes they accurately predict
the quality of the final product. Other
times…not so much.
As we write this, the studios are
revealing their Fall releases at film
festivals in Venice and Telluride. The
trailers, of course, preceded
them. Your intrepid
columnists didn’t fly to the
festivals, but we’ve picked
five trailers that appeal to us.
The Martian (Opens
October 2): Think “Robinson
Crusoe on Mars” (but NOT
the 1964 sci-fi flick with that
title). Stranded following a
mission to Mars, astronaut
Mark Watney (Matt Damon)
doesn’t have supplies to
sustain him until a rescue
ship can be launched from
Earth. The trailer telegraphs
a tale of pluck, ingenuity, and
incredible visual effects. It’s
true we said much the same
about the disappointing Gravity a few years
ago, but we suspect that director Ridley
Scott (Alien, Blade Runner) will send us on a
more satisfying ride.
Steve Jobs (Opens October 9): By all
accounts, Apple cofounder Jobs was a
power-hungry s.o.b. However, if you
own a Mac computer, an iPhone or an
i-anything, his ideas were the Mecca at
which you aimed your wallet. Even if you
don’t, you’ll grudgingly admit his impact
on today’s technology. Why see a movie
about him? Two reasons: Aaron Sorkin,
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The Whipple Ripple
By Sharon Mehdi
I’ve never met Roger Whipple, even
though I heard he lives just around the
corner. I’ve never even seen a picture of
him. But I love him.
Roger Whipple is a designer and
builder of artful, craftsman-style
houses and cabins and magical barnlike
structures that
look for all the
world like they
were created a
hundred years
ago. I know this
because I live in
one of them. Some
say it was the first
house he built in
Jacksonville in the
1990s, and maybe
it was. All I know
for sure is that
local artists, Sue
and Steve Bennett,
were one of the
first owners of the
house. Sue said
living here was
like living in a
When I and my
housemate moved
into the blue house
on 8th Street
one cold, stormy
day last January, grumpy housemate
was immediately and spectacularly
transformed from Cora Curmudgeon to
Little Mary Sunshine. Those first weeks
when we’d meet in the kitchen each
morning, she’d fairly shriek, “I LOVE
this house. This is the BEST house I’ve
ever lived in. I NEVER want to move!”
Even now, ten months later, when she
comes in from a walk, she gasps and
squeals and does this little twirly thing.
“Aren’t we just the luckiest people in the
world to get to live here?” And I agree
that indeed we are.
So what exactly is it about the house—
and the man who built it—that creates
such unmitigated glee? And what about
all the other houses Roger Whipple built
in Jacksonville—I’ve heard there are nine,
but don’t quote me on that. Do the people
who live in those houses meet in the
kitchen each morning and marvel at the
wonderment of their surroundings? Do
they twirl and squeal when they return
from walks? Do the friends who come to
visit them, like the friends who come to
visit us, walk in and say,” Ohhhhhhhh.
This house is amazing!”?

Sometimes I wonder if Jacksonville is
the sweet, kind, Mayberry sort of town it
is because of these houses. Think about it.
Maybe it’s some kind of Whipple Ripple.
The houses—well at least ours, and
I’m assuming the rest as well—are
works of art. With each home he built,
Roger Whipple
recreated an
era—a reminder
of a sweeter,
saner, safer
time. No granite
here. Ours are all
polished wood.
The stain on
the wainscoting
matches the
sideboards and
the trim around
the windows
and the crown
moulding. The
floors in every
room, including
the bathrooms,
are five-inch wide,
fir strips that
glisten and gleam
every time we
mop them with
Murphy Oil Soap.
The windows are
all single pane. The ceilings are so high
it takes our tallest friend with his tallest
ladder to change a light bulb.
What kind of creative mind and
purposeful spirit is able and willing to stay
so true to an earlier day, an earlier art?
And what was it—the sheer joy of creation,
perhaps?—that Roger Whipple wove into
each corner and crevice that alters moods
and changes lives? I don’t know for sure,
but in some curious, mysterious sort of
way, maybe my once grumpy housemate
and I are part of the answer. We spend
each day with a heart full of gratitude for
the opportunity to live in this town, on this
street, in this house. Who knows, maybe
some of that gratitude rubs off on the people
we pass, and the pups we pet, and the paths
we trod. Maybe, just by living in this house,
we are becoming part of the Whipple Ripple.
Publisher’s Note: Shortly before this issue
went to press, a delighted Roger Whipple
got wind of the article and paid a visit to the
author and her formerly grumpy housemate.
The women gave him a tour of the first house
he built in Jacksonville nearly a quarter of a
century ago, were enchanted by his stories,
and according to the author, are still smiling.

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Boosters Club News
by Mike McClain, President

Boosters Club Making Significant
Contributions to Town


he Jacksonville Boosters Club
year runs from September to
June with July and August our
down months. During our Boosters year,
we pride ourselves on being a “handson” organization, participating in and
supporting a myriad of projects in our fair
city since our 1963 beginnings.
In recent years, perhaps nothing
supports our project mindset better than
our work at the Peter Britt Gardens. While
the gardens have been part of the Peter
Britt grounds since Peter Britt was with
us, they had, over the years, been much
neglected. Thus, a ten-year restoration
project was undertaken in 2005 under
the leadership of the
Jacksonville Boosters
Club. The first project
was the construction of
the white picket fence at
the gardens’ entrance.
Long-time Boosters
member, Marjorie Edens,
was a major player
in the planning and
subsequent development
of the gardens and,
while Marjorie is no longer with us, her
memory remains vital as she donated her
estate to the Boosters Foundation and,
in particular, left a good portion to the
further development and maintenance of
the gardens.
Under the leadership of, Carolyn
Kingsnorth, a prior Boosters president,
the ownership and deed title to Peter Britt
Gardens was transferred from Jackson
County to the City of Jacksonville in 2010,
an important piece of the unfolding plans
for the garden. The City of Jacksonville
subsequently created a subgroup of the
Parks, Recreation and Visitor’s Services
Commission in May 2011 to tackle the
gardens. Rob Buerk was appointed as the
chair of this sub-committee and remains
in that position today.
In December of 2011, things really got
rolling when the City of Jacksonville, with
significant assistance from the Boosters
Club, was awarded a $54,500 trail grant
from the Oregon Parks and Recreation
Department, subject to a sponsor match
of $23,000, for construction of 400 lineal
feet of ADA paver walkways in the center
of the gardens. With some 400 Boosters
Club volunteer hours, City crews and
the professional help of Hartshorne

Enterprise, the paver project was
completed in the spring of 2012, making
for a great addition.
Also, in 2012, the Boosters Foundation
funded a new irrigation system for the
gardens in anticipation of a Phase 1 major
planting effort in April of 2013 when
the triangle area was replanted with
historically-appropriate plants purchased
by the Jacksonville Garden Club.
Additional improvements included new
signage and a park bench funded by the
Boosters Foundation.
The next piece of the Britt Gardens
development was the raising of money
in 2013 to replace the inadequate lighting
system in the
gardens. With
$24,000 in grants
received from
our partners,
the JacksonvilleApplegate Rotary
Club, the Britt
Festivals, the
City Bed Tax and
the Carpenter
Foundation, plus
a $20,000 contribution from the Boosters
Foundation, this project became a reality
and was completed in the spring of 2014.
Phase 2 and Phase 3 plantings
took place in 2014 and 2015 and were
funded by our long-term partners, the
Jacksonville Garden Club, through the
estate of Ruth Root. The Phase 3 related
work was initiated in the spring of 2015
and included weed removal and the
addition of 80 cubic yards of bark chips.
All related work was funded through the
Boosters Foundation.
This multi-year and continuing
project has been under the direction and
dedication of Rob Buerk along with a
large group of Boosters members and
other volunteers. The Boosters Club
prides itself on being one piece of the
wonderful Jacksonville experience
and enjoys partnering with other
organizations that help make our historic
community a true jewel.
If you are interested in becoming a
Jacksonville Boosters member, please
contact me at info@jacksonvilleboosters.org. If
you would like to join Rob Buerk and his
Peter Britt Gardens’ crew, please contact
him at foundation@jacksonvilleboosters.org.
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by Andrew Bastier

he Jacksonville area is a unique
Points like this one represent arrows
melting pot of Oregon’s historical used for hunting. Despite their size, the
past. Whether it’s the first
elongated barbed corners could pack a
timeworn photographs of Peter Britt or
devastating blow to even the biggest of
the earliest Chinese settlement in the
game animals. These projectiles would
Pacific Northwest, Jacksonville continues
have been reused when possible, and the
to be a must-see historical landmark.
larger tools would have been reduced
Often overlooked are Jacksonville’s
down from broken tools into smaller
original residents, who made homes here
points as a way to make the most out of
for over 10,000 years: the
a high-quality
Native Americans. Traces
piece of rock. So
of their lives have left a
what is such an
tangible record across the
old artifact doing
town. As an archaeologist
mixed in with the
here in Southern Oregon
Chinese Quarter
it is exciting to rediscover
artifacts? There are
that record in the form of
several potential
stunning stone tools and
ways it could have
ornaments. Many objects
reached the site: it
were manufactured from
might have been
materials ranging from
imported to the
polished basalts, to brown,
site after the 1888
red and yellow jaspers,
fire when fill dirt
to colorless opals. These
was brought in
stones were used to make
to extend Main
everyday items like bowls
Street, or the
and grinding stones,
projectile point
tools such as hand axes
could have been
and knife blades, and for
dropped long
This image shows a chert projectile point,
decorative ornamentation.
before the Chinese
with an illustration on the right to show
The sources of these
even arrived
what the point would have looked like
products were locally
in Jacksonville.
before it was broken (scale in centimeters).
available to the native
Despite the 150
inhabitants, geologically originating out
years of mining, plowing, construction,
of the Western Cascades and depositing
(and even arrowhead collecting),
locally into Bear Creek and its tributaries
archaeology still reminds us of Southern
throughout the Rogue valley. In my view, Oregon’s long and storied past.
the artifacts of Native American traditions
Even the smallest of artifacts can provide
are equally as appealing in their esthetic
big information for learning how people
and utilitarian purposes as an imported
have shaped materials from the environment
Chinese porcelain plate might be to the
and how the environment shaped them.
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The opportunity to study Native American
While excavating within Jacksonville’s
artifacts such as this one contributes to
Chinese Quarter and famed Britt Gardens, our ongoing efforts to explore the rich and
SOULA recovered several Native
dynamic history of Jacksonville.
American artifacts mixed within the
Andrew Bastier
historical deposits. One such item was the is an Anthropology
jasper ‘Gunther Series’ broken projectile
graduate from the
point in the image below. Though usually University of Hawaii
small in size, these arrowheads are found
with archaeology
here in Southern Oregon and Northern
experience throughout
California, and are recognizable in their
the Western United
distinct straight and often serrated edges
States. He joined
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Focus on Hanley Farm by

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The Fun Continues in Fall at the Farm!


ith only a few weeks left to
enjoy Hanley Farm produce
for sale at the Jacksonville
Farmers Market, we are gearing up for the
cooler weather and seasonal changes at
the Farm. With the new school year in full
swing, field trips to the Farm have already
begun and we’ll have hosted hundreds of
school children by the end of the season.
Guided tours of the Farm are open to
all age groups, children and adults,
and focus on the history and changes
of agriculture in the Rogue Valley, as
well as the Hanley family’s story and
progress over three generations. Visitors
get to explore the gardens, barnyard, and
historic buildings across the Farm. For
more information or to register for a Farm
Tour, please contact Joelle@sohs.org.
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most anticipated events of the year—the
Scarecrow Festival and the Haunted Field!
Bring the kids to the annual Scarecrow
Festival, Saturday and Sunday, October
10-11 from 11:00am to 4:00pm and
create a handmade
scarecrow together
(kits available).
Enjoy a hayride,
bob for apples,
play old-fashioned
games, and warmup with hot apple
cider and fall
treats. There will
be guided tours of
the historic Hanley
House museum.
Admission to
the Farm is free,
scarecrow kits and
house tours at an
additional change.

This year, Hanley Farm is once again
partnering with Crater Renaissance
Academy to present “The Mystery of
the Lady in Black”—a haunted field
adventure under the moonlight! Join
us for a dark walk guided by lantern
through the fields of Hanley to learn the
deep, dark secret of the Lady in Black!
This family-friendly event (no gore)
is intended for children 5 years and
older, accompanied by an adult. With
three nights of performances leading
up to Halloween, this is a Hanley Farm
tradition that is not to be missed!
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Pioneer Profiles:

J.C. Whipp – Artist in Stone


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s you tour Jacksonville’s
Historic Cemetery during “Meet
the Pioneers” on October 9th or
10th, or wander among the tombstones
on other occasions, you can’t help but
notice the elaborate markers that typify
Victorian gravesites. Many of these are
the work of stonemason James Carr
Whipp. His signature can be seen on
some of the finest examples of marble
tombstones and monuments in cemeteries
throughout southern Oregon.
Whipp, a native of Yorkshire, England,
had been apprenticed as a stonemason in
his early teens. He had refused to return
to school after throwing an ink bottle
at his eighth-grade teacher and leaving
through the nearest window.
He learned the stonemason craft
thoroughly, although it’s not known if
he finished his apprenticeship given that
he joined the Royal Navy around 1867
when he was 19 or 20. Once his parents
realized Whipp was intent on seeing
the world, they obtained a place for him
in the British Marines. Sailing under
the flag of the British West Indies Fleet,
Whipp rapidly rose in rank to a top noncommissioned officer rating. (He also won
the fleet’s wrestling championship!)
With the fleet sailing between the
West Indies, South America and Africa,
Whipp did see a good bit of the world,
experiencing a number of adventures
in the process. He recounted chasing a
Dutch slave ship off the African coast.
When they stopped the ship and boarded
it, all the slaves had been thrown
overboard to prevent the vessel from
being confiscated. Another incident
involved a landing party in Cuba that
marched directly between a Spanish firing
squad and crew members of an American
ship, thus securing the crew’s release.
Whipp was a member of a landing
party in Central America sent to rescue
a group of British and Americans
kidnapped by natives and taken into the
interior. He recalled it being the toughest
experience he encountered during his
naval career. After fighting their way
through miles of dense jungle, they did
succeed in freeing the hostages. At that
point, they were so close to the Pacific
Ocean, they decided to keep going.
They were eventually picked up by a
British war sloop on its way to British
Columbia. It was some months before
they were able to return to the Atlantic,
via the treacherous waters of Cape Horn,
to rejoin their ship. By that time their
vessel had been reassigned to Halifax,
Nova Scotia. When Whipp and another
member of the rescue party came over the
side of their home ship, the crew thought
they were seeing ghosts.
Whipp’s career almost ended in
Halifax. While swimming in the bay, he
came close to drowning. He was going
down for the third time when he was
saved by a friend. Shortly afterwards
while on shore leave, Whipp “jumped
ship,” boarding an American vessel
headed for New York.
It’s not clear how long he stayed in
New York, but Whipp was there long

enough to take out citizenship papers.
Still looking for adventure, he joined the
1st U.S. Calvary in 1873 and was shipped
out (again via Cape Horn) to Vancouver,
Washington, and later stationed at Fort
Walla Walla.
Once discharged from the Calvary,
Whipp made use of his earlier training.
Portland, Oregon, was booming and
a skilled stonemason could find good
employment. He worked on most of the
early buildings that involved stone work
including the old Portland Hotel and
The Oregonian newspaper building. He
worked on the Oregon City Locks and the
Tillamook lighthouse.
At the age of 36, Whipp came to
Jacksonville in 1883 to do the stone work on
the historic Jackson County Courthouse.
Florence Hoffman Shipley was a
widow with two teenage daughters. In
addition to teaching school and giving
music lessons, she occasionally took
in boarders. Whipp became one of her
boarders—a permanent one. He married
Florence in 1884.
Shortly afterwards, Whipp started
the Jacksonville Marble Works.
Unfortunately, one of his early creations
was the “French cradle” that marks
the grave in the Jacksonville Cemetery
of J.C.’s and Florence’s first born—
Caroline, or “Carrie.” ( J.C. and Florence
subsequently had a son and a daughter,
born in 1887 and 1890.)
But in addition to gravestones, Whipp
built culverts and laid the foundations
for many of the bridges in Southern
Oregon. In 1887, he turned the Methodist
Episcopal Church 180 degrees to face the
new North 5th Street thoroughfare, and
in 1893 he created a stone mantelpiece
that won a blue ribbon at the Chicago
World’s Fair.
He also entered into the civic activities
of the community with, according to his
son, “the ‘take charge’ spirit” that was
“envy to a few” and “the chagrin of other
local citizens.” Whipp was president
of the volunteer fire department for
20 years. He took an active interest
in Republican politics, fraternal
organizations, and church work. He
became a spokesperson for water
reclamation that enhanced homesteader
irrigation rights and turned his own
homestead into a valley showcase.
When Whipp attempted to join the
Masonic Lodge, he was black-balled. The
individual responsible made no bones
about it, saying, “J.C. runs everything else
in this town. I’ll be damned if he is going
to get the chance to run this lodge.”
However in 1902, after about 15 years
of good living in Jacksonville, Whipp was
persuaded by a salesman that he should
move his business to Ashland. Whipp
had to go into debt to make the move and
erect a building, shop and showroom. He
found himself in competition with an old
established firm, and within a few months
was in debt to the bank. At 56, he was
again starting from scratch.
Whipp spent a winter working parttime at his trade in San Francisco and
Profiles - Cont'd. on Pg 30

October 2015

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Corner of 4th & Main

News Updates on the Jacksonville Community
Center by Jeanena Whitewilson

Experience Harvest at
Red LilyVineyards!

REALITY—This is the site map of
Jacksonville Community Center (JCC)
showing the additional land added by
adjusting the lot line toward the West and
South of the original property which was
surveyed by Neathamer Surveying, Inc. of
Medford, approved by Jacksonville City
Planner, and filed at Jackson County land
records. This increased the available area
for building the new center for the multiuses requested by children and adults of
all ages from Jacksonville, its environs
and visitors.
REALITY—Jacksonville Community
Center is a 501 (c) 3, non-profit
organization using private donations,
grants, and JCC earnings for building
construction and operation of the new
REALITY—JCC holds a 50-year
lease for use of the property at 160 East
Main Street with options for renewal.
The property is owned by the City of
REALITY—On the site map you will
see one block north is the downtown
core business district for local retail,
eateries & beverages, tours, live music,
and information. Across 4th street to the
east is Doc Griffin Park. Currently JCC’s
block site is surrounded by the City Hall
Administration to our west, the City
Police Department to the southwest, and
2 private residential properties to the
south. The Community Center property
is located approximately three blocks
from major Jacksonville Woodlands
trailheads– Rich Gulch (near Britt),
Woods Grove, and Beekman Woods.
This is the ideal community center
REALITY—School is back in session.
Parents and grandparents arrive as their
students’ school day closes. They drive
their children out of town to Central
Point, Medford, or Ashland for afterschool activities and lessons in voice,
music instruments, art, dance, tutoring,
etc. What do these parents do while they
wait? They shop out of town and they
pick up dinner out of town.

CONCEPT—Imagine if you will,
students can come to JCC for after-school
and school holiday activities. Parents
and grandparents are not driving out of
town (environmental savings). Parents
are shopping locally. They are picking up
dinner or meeting the family for dinner in
CONCEPT—A local wedding at
the historic Presbyterian Church,
a Jacksonville trolley tour for the
celebrating wedding party, a reception
at JCC catered by a local restaurant with
local musicians. Pre-wedding are the
local planner, jeweler, florist, seamstress,
photographers, and other entry-level to
skilled and professional jobs now created
or enhanced in Jacksonville.
CONCEPT – Imagine our local business
increases well enough year around to
avoid March turn-over, and to fill North
5th Street’s empty buildings. With this
simple concept, we have increased
Jacksonville’s business revenue, and
business license and planning fee revenue
for the City.
REALITY—This is just a tip of conceptual
community resources being developed
for Jacksonville Community Center. JCC
gratefully received confirmation of our
first substantial donation. This is a winwin at 4th & Main. For information contact
jeanena@charter.net or 541 899-1121 or
Jacksonville Community Center, P.O. Box
1435, Jacksonville, OR 97530

News from the Friends of
Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery
by Dirk J. Siedlecki, President – FOJHC
An Extraordinary Volunteer—The
Friends of Jacksonville's Historic
Cemetery have been most fortunate to
have local resident Pam Means caring
for the entire Jewish Section by herself.
Pam approached me in March of this
year to ask if it would be okay to cleanup and care for the Jewish Section in
the cemetery. After being given some
direction, limited supplies, and the green
light, she has gone non-stop ever since.
Pam has pruned trees, boxwoods and
other shrubs, raked and bagged leaves,
trimmed around grave markers, and is
now considering cleaning markers. If
you come across Pam while walking in
the Cemetery, please be sure and thank
her for all her efforts and dedication.
She has been a tremendous help to our
Cemetery Sexton Richard Shields and the
Friends organization.
August Marker Cleaning
Workshops—While on the subject of
extraordinary volunteers, our marker
cleaning group cleaned 21 grave markers
on Saturday, August 15, including the
nine large monuments in the recentlyrestored Jacob Ish Block. All of the
cleaned markers were fairly large in
size, making their accomplishment even
more impressive. We were even joined
by Britt Musician Erika Miras, who came
along with Linda DeWald, to give us a

few hours of help while on a break from
orchestral rehearsals.
Long-Overdue Headstone Finally
Placed—Thanks to the generosity of Lynn
Ransford and Seth Weintraub, the grave
of Sadie Trefren Perry has finally received
a headstone marking the spot where she
rests in the Jacksonville Cemetery. Sadly,
Sadie, a bride of just two days, died
from burns after her clothes caught on
fire while emptying ash from the stove.
Her new husband, Albert, purchased the
burial plot for $5 but like so many grave
sites, a headstone was never placed.
Sadie's story was featured during last
year's Meet the Pioneers and Lynn and
Seth did a wonderful job of playing her
parents. They were so touched by the
story they paid for the FOJHC to order
and place a headstone on her grave site.

Join us every Sunday in October for “Cross Crush.”
Cyclers will race their bicycles throughout the
vineyards and property while you sit back with a
bottle of wine and cheer them on! Races begin
at noon and are free to all spectators who wish
to watch the action!
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Tax Tips You Can Use

On Money & More:
Reasons to be Optimistic about India


by Erich & Matt Patten, Cutler Investment Group

by Kathleen Crawford
& Angela Clague, Enrolled Agents
t’s October and
fall is in the
air. So are the
IRS letter/bills letting taxpayers know
that their tax returns don’t agree with
the information reported about them!
Sometime in the middle of September,
all of the reports from employers, banks,
brokerage houses, mortgage companies
and the businesses who issue 1099’s
have been filed with the IRS or the Social
Security offices. Then that big IRS computer
starts comparing those reports with the
tax returns filed. The letters that taxpayers
received earlier in the year dealt with
miscalculations or mistakes in reporting
known amounts like estimated payments.
The letters received now are the letters where
the IRS computer cannot see that something
was reported or it was reported incorrectly.
As a taxpayer who gets one of those
letters, your first thought will be to pay
it and make them go away. This is true,
particularly if the amount is about $700
or less. There are studies that have been
done that say that people will just pay
the bill if the amount is low enough. The
IRS, Oregon and particularly California
depend on this. As a taxpayer reading
this article, you should not give in to
that impulse, regardless of the amount.
The computer makes mistakes. Often, in
March of the following tax year, a client
will come with a letter/bill that they paid,
only to find out that the error was due to
a computer misread of the return. They
paid an erroneous bill and it is too late to
try to correct the bill after the fact.
The computer attempts to match the
items reported where it is programmed
that they should be. Taxpayers have
unique situations and sometimes things
are reported in a different way because of
a taxpayer’s situation or other items that


October 2015

Jacksonville Review


Matthew C. Patten
Chief Executive Officer
Portfolio Manager


also require reporting. So the computer
sends a letter and bill. You will notice that
no person has looked at the return. Most
letters about the 2014 returns received
for the next few months are computer
generated with no human review. That is
why the taxpayer must review the letter
to insure that their return has not been
misread or misinterpreted.
If you receive a letter, review it, and
find that…oops…you missed that other
W-2 like the letter says; you should pay
the bill and quickly amend your state
return to minimize your penalties and
interest. You don’t need to amend your
federal return as they found the mistake
and the letter/bill changes the return for
you. If you review the letter and think
that it is partly or totally wrong, then you
need to respond with a letter that explains
the errors that the IRS has made and
provide the documentation to show that
your return is correct. In the letter you
should ask for a response to show that
everything is fine. You may not get one,
but will be happily surprised if you do.
Remember that you only have a limited
time to respond, so if you want help from
your tax preparer, don’t wait until the due
date to call for help. If you don’t respond, the
IRS assumes the letter is correct and starts
working on collecting the bill…bad news
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enough that you just want to pay it and not
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“Man needs his difficulties because they are
necessary to enjoy success.” ~A. P. J. Abdul
Kalam, former President of India
At the entrance to the Bombay Stock
Exchange is a familiar sight for US stock
market enthusiasts. The iconic bull, made
famous on Wall Street, sits in replica. The
bull represents the inherent optimism
of the stock markets. Here at home,
investors have long been rewarded for
this optimism with the most valuable
equity markets in the world. Overseas
has been a different, and often mixed,
story. Are there reasons for investors to be
optimistic today of India?
If optimism were enough to be
successful, Indian stocks would be well
positioned for success. The country is
filled with an entrepreneurial spirit, and
micro-businesses are omnipresent. India
has approximately 46 million smalland medium-sized businesses. These
companies provide 40% of India’s exports
and represent an amazing opportunity
for innovation and creativity to propel
the country’s economy forward. These
firms produce 8% of India’s GNP, but
some projections show this share growing
to 15% by 2020. With over 1 billion people
averaging 27 years of age (versus 37 in the
US), India has the foundation for significant
economic gains in the coming decades.
After the recent launch of Cutler’s
emerging markets strategy, I spent ten
days in India visiting Delhi, Hyderabad,
and Mumbai and speaking with investors
and entrepreneurs. While there, former
President A.P.J. Adbul Kalam passed
away, and I share his quote to highlight
the challenges India faces to achieve its
potential. India is a new country, having
gained independence in 1950. Until 1991,
India maintained strict government
control of primary industries. For the
past 24 years, the economy has been
gradually liberalized and a modern India
has emerged. However, this history of
government intrusion has left a legacy
of bureaucracy and an economy that

favors labor over efficiency. After all,
with such a large population, labor is
abundant and inexpensive (A highlight
was a 49 minute, 17 kilometer Uber
trip. The ride cost me $3.87). However,
today’s global companies cannot depend
solely on labor arbitrage, but instead
must rely on innovation and intellectual
property to compete. In certain industries,
notably pharmaceuticals and information
technology services, India has met this
global standard. Along with the banking
industry, which is best suited to leverage
the Indian entrepreneur, we would favor
these sectors for investment today.
India remains relatively small relatively
to global stock markets. India has a
total market capitalization of around
US$1.6 trillion and represents about 8%
of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index.
Just 25 years ago, however, when India
began economic liberalization, it had
a total market capitalization of US$47
billion, less than the recent valuation of
Uber, the company I mentioned above.
Looking forward, we remain cautiously
optimistic on India stocks. As investors
have learned this summer, emerging
markets carry great risks. However, their
growth potential also provides long-term
opportunities. To paraphrase President
Kalam, while the Indian economic story
has had its difficulties, in our view it will
ultimately enjoy its successes.
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Portfolio Manager. He is a graduate of
Jacksonville Elementary School and South
Medford High School. Matt earned BA
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from the University of Chicago.
Erich Patten is President and Chief
Investment Officer. He is a graduate of
Jacksonville Elementary School and South
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A Few Minutes with the Mayor
by Paul Becker

Remembering Our History


ast month at movie night, we
commemorated the Battle of
Britain which took place 75
years ago. Old City Hall was so packed
people were turned away because of lack
of room. Following an interview with
Clifford Wilton who survived that battle,
we ran the film Spitfire, a biography of
the aircraft designer who built the plane
that helped save England from a Nazi
I remember watching that same film in
1943 when it was paired with The Sky's
the Limit, a film starring Fred Astaire
as an ace fighter pilot home on leave.
None of us in that audience knew how
the war would turn out, but just as with
the British, there was a sense of we will
never, never, surrender to the enemy. Indeed,
that feeling was well summed-up in the
wartime film Casablanca, in which Rick
says to the Nazi general, Well there are
certain sections of New York, Major, that I
wouldn't advise you to try to invade.
I was roundly criticized for using the
phrase the good old days on one of our
movie nights. I was using the phrase
culturally... we have no Gershwins or
Irving Berlins today. Even if we did, our
modern culture would probably reject
their music. However, these critics objected
to the phrase because of the "social
(human) evils" of yesteryear. In their black
and white world, there were no redeeming
values in America's past. How arrogant
and how sad! What if the "Greatest
Generation" had rejected our country
because of its past? What if they had said,
America is not worth fighting for. Let Hitler
rule the world! We're no better than he is.
Last month Ben Kuroki, the son of
Japanese immigrants, died at the age of
98. Only 5' 5" he fought to join the Army
Air Force and flew 58 bombing missions
over Europe and Japan. While on leave
he visited the Japanese internment
camps where he spoke of service to

America, embracing patriotism to those
incarcerated because of their Japanese
descent. “I have the face of a Japanese
man, but my heart is American,” he
would tell them. This is a part of what
the "Greatest Generation" is all about. It
may seem hard to believe, but they were
a people filled with confidence, a people
not working for themselves, but for their
children's future, a happy people.
It's understandable if you have trouble
believing this about them given the
age we live in... an age of progressive
movement toward anarchy... of politicians
left and right who pretend to listen to the
people but sell their immortal souls to
the highest bidder... of educators whose
only interest is in propagandizing their
students... filling their heads with the
nonsense that they are morally superior
to all who have gone before... or of people
who would burn the flag rather than
honor it for what it stands, free people
under the Almighty, which is what our
founding fathers fought for.
I have always believed that far more
than politics, it is music and art that
defines a people's culture. Beethoven's
music was called "longhair" by my
generation. Composed a century earlier,
it lacked relevance in the age of Glenn
Miller or Artie Shaw. Similarly, their
music is foreign in today's world of rock
music. Not that one can't enjoy all three...
I certainly do.... but each one defines its
era, and they are all different.
On Sunday, October 11th, at 2:00pm,
there will be a concert on the grounds
of the Courthouse. It will run until
3:30 or 4:00pm and there will be chairs.
If you'd like to bring your own... do
so. Or spread a blanket on the lawn
as at Britt. The music will be from the
Battle of Britain era, but we're actually
celebrating living in our historic town
of Jacksonville. Come and give a listen!
These musicians are good!

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

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

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

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Direct #: 541-899-6873
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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, October 6, 6:00pm (OCH)
PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, October 14, 6:00pm (OCH)
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, October 20, 6:00pm (OCH)
HARC: Wednesday, October 28, 6pm (OCH)

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

Celebrate Fire Prevention Week at Open House
Grab the kids and head over to the
Jacksonville Fire Department for an
up-close look at some cool firefighting
equipment and get to know your local
public safety professionals, too! Firefighters
from Jacksonville along
with members of the
Community Emergency
Response Team (CERT)
are holding a fun and
informative public Open
House on October 8th
from 4:00-6:30pm.
Refreshments, including
hot dogs, chips and soft
drinks will be served! This
event serves as an excellent
chance for kids and adults
to be reminded about fire
safety in and around the
home and to learn about
the importance of smoke
detectors and their proper

Fire Prevention Week is observed
October 4-10 in commemoration of Mrs.
O'Leary's horse kicking over a lantern
that resulted in the "Great Chicago Fire"
of 1911.

City Snapshot
Council Critical of Performing Arts
Venue—On September 1, before its
regular meeting, the City Council held a
Study Session to discuss potential uses
of the upper floor of the Courthouse.
Mayor Becker, an advocate for using the
upper floor as a mixed use Performing
Arts venue, presided over the meeting.
For background, the city owns the historic
building and outbuildings and has plans
to relocate its city offices to the first floor,
pending extensive mechanical, plumbing
and electrical upgrades. Although the
City Council has approved certain
work to be done on the courthouse,
it has not yet greenlighted work to
commence on the upper floor. Earlier
this summer, Ausland Construction
Company completed a major seismic
retrofit that improved building stability
in the event of an earthquake. The
seismic and construction work and future
improvements are being funded with
Urban Renewal tax funds.
At the Study Session meeting, “what
to do with the upper floor” was the only
topic on the table. A consultant hired
by the city to investigate potential uses,
Teresa Hart, was in attendance to provide
an overview of what other cities have
done with similar public spaces. Hart
had appeared before council before, and
for similar reasons. Citing mixed public
use examples in Portland, Coos Bay and
Eugene, Hart concluded that a performing
arts venue had the potential to bolster
Jacksonville by bringing cultural and
economic value to the city. During
discussion, council raised concerns that
the population base of Jacksonville was
too small for comparative purposes.
By and large, Council questioned the
use analysis, citing a lack of information
and clear vision. First to speak at the
session, Councilor Bennington noted
that the council had never agreed on
creating a performing arts venue in the
first place and that it was too narrow a
use and in the wrong place. Councilor
Jesser suggested moving the Art Presence

art gallery/center (now housed on
the grounds in the former Children’s
Museum building) to the upper floor
and creating a mixed use/commercial
space including office space. Jesser voiced
frustration that the Community Center
Group had dismissed using the upper
floor, opting instead to build a new center
at the corner of 4th and Main streets.
Furthermore, Jesser suggested that once
the existing Art Presence center was
vacated, the police department should
relocate there, reuniting city offices
with police services, creating a campuslike atmosphere, in-line with the city’s
longstanding comprehensive plan. Jesser
also noted that the Hinger House, current
home of the Police Department on South
3rd Street, could then be sold, returning
much-needed cash to city coffers.
Councilors Garcia and Gregg voiced
concern that the city did not have a clear
vision of what to do with the upper floor
and suggested further study. Gregg noted
that the highest and best use had yet-tobe determined and that a grand building
deserved a grand plan. Councilor Wall
suggested forming a Citizens Advisory
Committee to explore options for the
entire complex, offering use ideas ranging
from an alternative school, Visitors Center
to a bicycling destination/repair/hostel.
She also raised the point that the Rogue
Valley already has many performing arts
venues, including Britt Festivals, Oregon
Shakespeare Festival and the Camelot
Theater. Though not averse to formation
of a CAC, Councilor Lewis stated that a
performing arts venue was probably not the
highest and best use of the courthouse space.
In the opinion of the Review, the idea
of a Courthouse Performing Arts venue
received a lukewarm reception at best,
leading it to conclude that this council
will not endorse the use.
However, another study session on
“what to do with the upper floor” will be
held on November 10 at 6:00pm at Old City
Hall. The public is invited to attend and
encouraged to share their point of view.

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

August 17 to September 14, 2015
Call Type – Total Calls
Alarm - 2
Animal Complaint - 7
Assault - 2
Assist - Other Gov't/Law
Enforcement Agencies - 75
Assist Public - 133
Burglary - Business - 1
City Ordinance - 6
Custody - Mental - 1
Disorderly Conduct - 1
Domestic - 1

Fugitive - 2
Impound - 2
Noise - 5
Other Crimes - 2
Property - 4
Suspicious - 15
Traffic/Roads - All - 4
Unauthorized Use of Motor
Vehicle (UUMV) - 1
Unsecure Premise - 1
Vandalism - 3

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Let's Talk Real Estate

by Graham Farran, Expert Properties

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The Boomerang Effect
“Home Buyers Returning in Droves”


hey’re back! Eight years after
the real estate bust, many past
homeowners who lost their
homes have rebuilt their credit and are
back in the market—forming America’s
growing ranks of “boomerang buyers.”
In the next few years, these buyers will
form one of the most important segments
of the real estate market. About 700,000
of the 7.3 million homeowners who
went through foreclosure or short sale
during the bust have the potential to get a
mortgage again this year.
The homeownership rate in the United
States reached an all-time high at 69% in
2007 but has dropped to a rate of 64%.
With the large number of boomerang
buyers returning due to short wait periods,
homeowner percentage will soon increase.
We are now seeing 2-3 year wait periods to
qualify after a foreclosure or short sale and
1 to 3 years after a bankruptcy.

If you’re on the sidelines paying
increasingly-high rental prices, consider
your options. When is the last time you
talked to your mortgage loan broker?
Graham Farran is a broker with Expert
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Jacksonville. Please see their ad on the back page
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Social Security and Medicare Timelines
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hen can you sign up for Social
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sign-up for Medicare through the Social
Security system? What are some of the
most important dates along the timeline
as we are approaching the retirement
years of our lives?
In previous articles, we’ve discussed
how Social Security is a lifelong income
stream and foundation of your retirement
income plan. Social Security eligibility
and benefits can begin as early as age 62.
Medicare, however, begins at age 65.
If you have delayed receiving your
Social Security retirement benefits, and
are not receiving benefits when you
turn 65, you will need to contact Social
Security and sign up for Medicare Part
A and Part B. You should do this three
months before the month you turn 65.
If you have elected to receive benefits
from Social Security early (between
ages 62 to 65), you will automatically
get Medicare Part A and Part B starting
the first of the month you turn 65. You
will receive your Medicare card three
months before your 65th birthday. The
Part B premium (currently $104.90) will
be withheld from your Social Security
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Other important dates along the
approaching-retirement timeline:
• Age 59 ½ is the age that withdrawals
from Qualified retirement accounts
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Federal early withdrawal tax penalty.
• Age 70 ½ is the age that the IRS
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Minimum Distributions (RMDs) from
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10430 Hwy 238, Jacksonville

Amazing aerial views overlooking the Applegate Valley from this
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in 2006, this home has an energy efficient insulated cement foundation, vaulted ceilings, a master suite on the main level, a restored
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310 Pair-a-dice Ranch Rd., Jacksonville






167 Valley Lane, Jacksonville

Custom built home. Vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace, dream
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3 BR & 2.5 BA town house in The Farms. 2013 contemporary
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2.3 acre lot inside the city limits of Jacksonville. City water and
a well. Great room has vaulted ceilings and wonderful windows.
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Classic ranch home in a beautiful setting on 1.25 acres in
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updated master bedroom and bath, spacious office with views, wood
working shop and expansive decking.

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


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5 acres -

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October 2015 Events Calender • More at JacksonvilleReview.com
Jacksonville Art Events
October 2015!
Art Presence Art Center!
Moon Lunacy!

Oct 2–Nov 1: Our October
Creative Challenge to
southern Oregon artists has
resulted in a fabulous
collection of original art for
our Moon Lunacy show!
Join us for a festive reception on Saturday, October 3
from 12–4pm, with live
music by Martin Ball, Tarot
card readings, and face
painting for the kids!!
Right: “Night Flight,” by
Bill Stanton.!
Art Presence will also have a special Halloween reception on Saturday, October 31, from 12–4pm. Meet the
Pioneers at 2pm, featuring Pioneer Spirits here to share
the stories of lives lived in Jacksonville’s days gone by!!

Life Drawing!

Mondays, 1–3pm: Our Figure Drawing
studio continues on Mondays from 1–3 PM.
Take advantage of great professional models
to practice and improve your drawing skills!
Just $10 per session.!

Art Presence Offsite Exhibits!

Pioneer Village!
Anna Elkins shares a collection of
new paintings, with a Pioneer
Village opening reception on Thurs,
October 8 from 4:30–7pm. Pictured
at right is Elkins’ “Hemlock Sleeps.”!
Jacksonville Library
Paintings by Shan Lollis are on
display now through November.!
Medford Library!!
Our Valley and Beyond, paintings
by Linda Curtis, and Mad Tea Party, Alice in Wonderland anniversary sculptures by Leona Sewitsky, both on
display through November.
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!
October 1–30: Tom Ommen!

Ommen, an Art Presence member,
shares a collection of his photography. His interests are widely
varied, with images of a variety of
subjects captured in the Rogue
Valley and beyond.!
165 South Oregon Street ~

South Stage Cellars!
Now–Nov 12: Steve and
Sue Bennett!

Pastel, watercolor and oil
paintings by this incredibly
talented husband and wife.
Enjoy live music and wine
tasting with the artists at a
reception on October 10 from
125 South Third Street ~ 541-899-9120!

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

• 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 thru November 1, 9:00am-1:00pm:
jacksonville farmers market.
Courthouse grounds.
• Saturday, October 3, 10:00am-5:00pm:
southern oregon smoked salmon
fest, to benefit Maslow Project. Britt Pavilion.
See ad page 6.
• Saturday & Sunday, October 3 & 4, 11:00am-3:00pm:
beekman house, "Victorian Mourning
Rituals." See ad page 12.
• Saturday, October 3, 11:15am, 12:15, 1:15 & 2:15pm:
beekman Bank, "Behind the Counter" tours.
Last one for 2015. See ad page 12.
• Thursday, October 8, 4:00-6:30pm: jacksonville
fire dept open house. See article page 15.
• Friday & Saturday, October 9 & 10 : meet the
pioneers, Jacksonville Historic Cemetery.
See article page 4.
• Saturday, October 10: food project pickup
day, Jacksonville. See info page 22.
• Saturday & Sunday, October 10 & 11, 11:00am4:00pm: scarecrow festival, Hanley Farm.
See article page 11.

• Tuesday, October 13 or 27, 6:30pm: social
security workshop, Jones & Associates.
See ad and article page 16.
• Thursday, October 15, 5:30pm: community
pizza night, Hanley Farm. See article page 11.
• Friday-Sunday, October 16-18 & 23-25:
southern oregon tour of homes.
See ad page 24
• Friday, October 16, 7:00pm: movie night at
old city hall, "The Mystery of Mr. X."
See article this page.
• Thursday-Saturday, September 29-31, 6:00pm:
jacksonville chamber's 2nd
annual haunted trolley tour.
See article page 5 for ticket and tour info.
• Friday, October 30, 4:00-7:00pm: annual
harvest carnival, Jacksonville
Elementary. See article page 22.
• Saturday, November 7, 9:00am-4:30pm: winter
dreams/summer gardens, RCC/SOU
Higher Education Center. See ad page 25.
• Saturday, November 7, 6:00-10:30pm:
victorian holiday ball, US Hotel
Ballroom. See article page 5.

Make sure to read all ADS
for more FUN events!

• Saturday & Sunday, October 10, 11 & 18, 6:009:30pm: "mystery of the lady in
black," a haunted-field adventure under the
moonlight, Hanley Farm. See article page 11.

October Movie Night at Old City Hall
An Unseen Gem
Our movie for October is a true gem that has been
forgotten and virtually unseen by most classic movie
fans. The Mystery of Mr. X combines the elements of a jewel
robbery, a serial killer of police, and a charming romance in
a superbly-entertaining fashion rarely seen even in the age
of classic films much less today… and all in 84 minutes!
Robert Montgomery stars as the jewel thief caught-up
in a web of circumstances mistakenly pointing to him as
the serial killer, dubbed Mr. X by the press, who has been
murdering policemen all over London. Who is Mr. X and
is there a pattern to his murders? These are the questions
Montgomery needs to find the answers in order to clear
himself before he’s arrested by Scotland Yard. Along the

way he meets the Inspector’s daughter… a meeting that
will change his life forever.
The Mystery of Mr. X will screen on Friday, October
16th at 7:00pm at Old City Hall. Don’t miss this one…
this has never been released for sale.

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 Friday-Monday in October.


1, 2 & 3
9 & 10
16 & 17
23 & 24
30 & 31



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Performing Arts in the Rogue Valley
10/2 7:30p & 10/3 3p Chamber Music Concerts – Escher String
Quartet (10/2 Beethoven, Zemlinsky & Mendelsohn; 10/3
Mendelsohn, Schubert & Zemlinsky). SOUMRH; Tix: CM
10/3 7p (NUMC) & 10/4 3p (FUMC) Jefferson Baroque Orchestra –
Metaphor and Mystery in Bach's Cantatas. Tix: JBO
10/4 7p Siskiyou Music Project – Bill Mays/Marvin Stamm Duo; NYC
jazz pianist & trumpeter. APG; Tix: SMP
10/8 7p Siskiyou Music Project – Pearl Django - Hot Gypsy Jazz from
Seattle. PW, Tix: SMP
10/8 7:30p One World Performance Series – Martin Sexton; singersongwriter. SOUMHR; Tix: OCASOU
10/8 7:30p The Tenors – Canadian quartet. CRATE; Tix: CRATE
10/10 2p & 7p Rogue Valley Harmonizers – Rock Around the Clock.
10/11 5p SOU High School Honor Choir – directed by Dr. Paul French.
10/16 7:30p (SOUMHR), 10/17 7:30p (CRATE) & 10/18 3p (GPPAC)
- Rogue Valley Symphony – Masterworks Series 2 Concert:
Smetana: Overture to The Bartered Bride; Dvorak: Cello Concerto –
cellist Amit Peled; Beethoven: Symphony No. 6. Tix: RVS
10/23 Noon Fourth Friday Concert Series – Control Voltage Therapy,
featuring Todd Barton & Bruce Bayard. SMA; FREE
10/23 7p Moody Little Sister – singer/pianist Naomi Hooley & guitarist/
producer Rob Stroup. BP; Tix: BRITT
10/23 7:30p Chamber Music Concerts – Academy of St Martin in the
Fields Chamber Ensemble (Dvorak, Schubert). SOUMRH; Tix: CM
10/24 7:30p & 10/25 3p Southern Oregon Repertory Singers – “There
Is Sweet Music”; Melodious, lyrical music from across the British Isles.
10/25 3p Rogue Valley Symphonic Band – “Changing of the Guard”.
PHSA; Tix: At Door
10/26 7:30p Jake Shimabukuro – ukulele virtuoso. CRATE; Tix: CRATE
10/28 7:30p Home Free – acapella country group. CRATE; Tix: CRATE
10/29 7:30p SOU Jazz Ensemble – contemporary, upbeat modern
10/30 7:30p Tutunov Piano Series Concert I – German pianist
Andreas Klein. SOUMHR; Tix: OCASOU
10/1-31 The 39 Steps – Non-stop, antic, comedic romp. SCH: http://
bit.ly/1FT5KhJ ; OCT; Tix: OCT

by Lee Greene

10/1-10 Bullshot Crummond – Uproarious detective film spoof. SCH:
http://bit.ly/1LDMnLF; RTC; Tix: RTC
10/1 10:30p Circus Cabaret – Lunacy Theatre Festival drama. CST; Tix:
10/1-30 The Happiest Song Plays Last – ex-Marine’s search for
purpose after returning from Iraq war. SCH: http://bit.ly/1NzF4u7;
10/1-10 Head Over Heels – Elizabethan love story set to beat of the GoGo’s – PARTY of a show. SCH: http://bit.ly/1NIUHQb; OSFAET; Tix: OSF
10/1-31 The Last Five Years – story of a doomed marriage told In
pleasant music and wry lyrics. SCH: http://bit.ly/1iWz8yF; CAMELOT;
10/1-29 Much Ado About Nothing – Shakespeare play. SCH: http://
bit.ly/1V1pP1E; OSFBMR; Tix: OSF
10/1-31 Pericles – Sleeper Shakespeare play given fresh life. SCH:
http://bit.ly/1F7AEIp; OSFTHO; Tix: OSF
10/1-31 Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land - A contemporary delight
of Chinese drama. SCH: http://bit.ly/1NBMuvC; OSFBMR; Tix: OSF
10/1 8p Truck Dog – Lunacy Theatre Festival drama: James Donlon oneman show with original music by Terry Longshore. CST; Tix: OCASOU
10/2-11 The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas’ classic tale
of vengeance. SCH: http://bit.ly/1Kym6BO; OSFAET; Tix: OSF
10/2-30 Guys and Dolls – hilarious musical classic from a Damon
Runyan story. SCH: http://bit.ly/1PLf0c1; OSFBMR; Tix: OSF
10/2-31 Long Day’s Journey Into Night – Eugene O’Neill’s ultimate
American family drama masterpiece. SCH: http://bit.ly/1KymzUx;
10/2 & 10/3 10:30p New Lunacies Family Affair – Lunacy Theatre
Festival drama. CST; Tix: OCASOU
10/3 8p Albert’s Fear – Lunacy Theatre Festival drama. CST; Tix: OCASOU
10/3-9 Antony and Cleopatra – Shakespearean play: history, tragedy,
comedy & romance. SCH: http://bit.ly/1A540ou; OSFAET; Tix: OSF
10/3-31 Sweat – world premiere by Lynn Nottage explores America’s
industrial decline at turn of the century in a Pennsylvania town. SCH:
http://bit.ly/1PQJqv8; OSFBMR; Tix: OSF
10/13 7:30p Flip Fabrique: Attrape Moi – Acrobatic troupe. CRATE;
10/14-31 The Manchurian Candidate – political thriller about
soldier brainwashed by Communists to be political assassin. SCH:
http://bit.ly/1iWz8yF; CAMELOT; Tix: CAMELOT
10/30 7:30p Warren Miller’s Chasing Shadows – Winter sports film.

LEGEND – Abbreviations for venues, tickets & performances
APG: Artistic Piano Gallery, 1390 Biddle Rd. #107, Medford
BPS: Britt Festival’s Britt Pavilion Stage (indoors), 350 First St., Jacksonville
BRITT: Britt Festivals; info: http://www.brittfest.org or call 541-7736077 or 1-800-882-7488; tickets: online http://www.brittfest.org/
performances or box office at 216 W. Main St., Medford.
CAMELOT: Camelot Theatre - 101 Talent Avenue, Talent; tickets: 541535-5250, http://bit.ly/15c4SZu
CM: Chamber Music Concerts; tickets: 541-552-6154, http://bit.ly/1od9M1j
CRATE: Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Av., Medford; tickets: 541-7793000, www.craterian.org. See ad this page.
CST: Center Stage Theater, SOU, Ashland
FUMC: First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St. Ashland
GPPAC: Grants Pass Performing Arts Center, 725 NE Dean Dr., Grants Pass
JBO: Jefferson Baroque Orchestra: tickets: http://bit.ly/1CHeoNl
NUMC: Newman United Methodist Church,132 NE B St., Grants Pass
OCASOU: Oregon Center for the Arts at SOU; info: http://bit.ly/1CeGaSO,
tickets: 541-552-6348, http://bit.ly/1KlTDOr
OCT: Oregon Cabaret Theater, 241 Hargadine Street, Ashland; tickets:
541-488-2902, http://bit.ly/1Bh4TnF
OSF: Oregon Shakespeare Festival; tickets: 800-219-8161, http://bit.ly/1yqvboU
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., Ashland
PHSA: Phoenix H. S. Auditorium, 745 North Rose St., Phoenix
PW: Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Rd, Talent
RTC: Randall Theater Company, 10 3rd St., Ashland; tickets: 541-6323258, http://bit.ly/1sYrd6R
RVC: Rogue Valley Chorale; info and tickets: http://roguevalleychorale.
org/ or 541-414-8309 or email web@roguevalleychorale.org
RVS: Rogue Valley Symphony; tickets: 541-552-6398, http://bit.
ly/1CuvEY5. See ad this page.
SCH – Performance schedule
SMA – Schneider Museum of Art, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland
SMP – Siskiyou Music Project; tickets: 541-488-3869, http://bit.
SOUMRH – SOU Music Recital Hall, Mountain Av., Ashland
For more, please visit PerformingArts.reviews.

EdenVale Winery’s

Masterworks 2
ASHLAND: Oct 16 · 7:30 pm
MEDFORD: Oct 17 · 7:30 pm
GRANTS PASS: Oct 18 · 3:00 pm

Wine Crush Tour & Tasting
October 10th from1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
From vine to bottle, taste the beauty of EdenVale
wines. Celebrate the 2015 Harvest with us with
plenty of harvest fun and education, try a selection
of newly released wines, enjoy a tour of the winery
with our winemaker, Ashley Campanella, or relax in
the pavilion with a warm cup of autumn squash soup
with ingredients harvested from EdenVale’s kitchen
garden. Winery tours start at $5 and will be offered
at noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Space is limited so
sign up today! Call 541-512-2955 to grab your
spot on the tour.


Amit Peled, cello
“His tone, of pellucid
purity, gleams with a
glint of gold…”

2310 Voorhies Road, Medford, Oregon
Also visit Enoteca in Ashland on the Plaza
Both locations open every day.

Fanfare Magazine

SMETANA: Overture to The Bartered Bride
DVORˇÁK: Cello Concerto with Amit Peled, cello
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6, “Pastorale”

Students 50% off
regular prices

sponsored by Southern Oregon Public Television

Thurs., October 8, 7:30pm
$42, $45, $48, VIP Package: $200

Martin Majkut Music Director

rvsymphony.org 541-708-6400
Amit Peled appears by exclusive arrangement with Arts Management Group

sponsored by Southern Oregon Media Group

Wed., October 28, 7:30pm
$27, $30, $33, VIP Package: $100


sponsored exclusively by
Southern Oregon Credit Service

sponsored exclusively by Rogue Valley Manor

$32, $35, $38, Youth (0-18) $22, $25, $28

$36, $39, $42, Youth (0-18) $25, $28, $31

Tues., October 13, 7:30pm

sponsored by Adroit &
Southern Oregon Magazine

Fri.-Sat., Nov. 6-7, 7:30pm
All Tickets: $24

For more details or to
purchase tickets: call, click
or stop by the Box Office.

Mon., October 26, 7:30pm

Baking Contest
Benefit Auction &
Community Tour

Wed.-Mon., Nov. 18-23
Details online: craterian.org


BOX OFFICE: 16 S. Bartlett, Medford
THEATER: 23 S. Central, Medford


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October 2015

Jacksonville Review

Rental Housing Market

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

Sandy J. Brown, AICP

Broker, Certified Land Use Planner
831-588-8204 cell
541-734-0043 office

Historic Estate with
Casual Elegance
Craftsman-Era Style • Contemporary Comfort

455 North Oregon Street
Historic Jacksonville

Horsefeather Farms Ranchette

Your Country Home Away from Home

In the Applegate on the Applegate River

13291 Hwy 238, Applegate, OR
Day Use Available, too!

“You kids are cute, but we could
sure use an overnight get-away!”

Overnight Getaway

Two people for
one night $75
(a $125 value!)

• Rustic Bunkhouse-Style
• Eclectic & Cozy
• Sleeps up to 5

Book your reservation
starting in November.

In the middle of the
Applegate Valley Wine Trail

“And don’t forget the
Applegate Store & Cafe!”

Call First for Vacancy 541-941-0000

Rates can change - Discounts may be available

Wine Tours,
& More!
© Photo David Gibb Photography

Let the Jubilee Trolley be your ride on your next adventure! Whether it’s a
wedding or wine tour the Jubilee Trolley offers a fun and engaging experience
you’ll not soon forget. Based in Jacksonville, Oregon we offer Applegate Wine
Trail tours Wednesday through Saturday and are available for any special event
of your choosing. We hope to see you soon!

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by Sandy J. Brown, AICP

large percentage of my clientele
recently have been investors
looking for rental properties.
As an owner of investment property,
I understand the desire to have rental
property as an investment, something
tangible to hold onto, not like an
investment in the stock market which can
disappear into thin air overnight.
But I wondered about
this current trend of
investors until I saw a
recent survey from the
Southern Oregon Rental
Owners Association
(SOROA), which
measured the Rogue
Valley rental property
vacancy rate at 1.5%.
The vacancy rate helps you understand
how much demand is present in the
local market for rental properties. This
is important as it provides evidence into
the future of how quickly you may get
a tenant and whether the property will
achieve a good return. For example, a
very low vacancy rate below 2% signifies
high rental demand, requiring new
properties to satisfy the demand. On the
other hand, a high vacancy rate above
4% shows the market has more housing
available than is needed. A vacancy rate
about 3% is generally considered balanced.
But before you run out and hire a real
estate agent to help you purchase an
investment property, you need to have
a good idea of what you're getting into.
Buying a rental property might not be the
"easy money" source you think it is. Here
are three things to be aware of before
jumping into real estate investing.
1. The income may be inconsistent.
While owning an investment
property can be lucrative, it leaves
you vulnerable to certain risks. What
if it takes some time to find your
first tenant? Or what if your tenants
stop paying rent and you have to
evict them (which could take quite
a while)? If this type of situation
occurs, not only will your investment
produce no cash flow, but you're
still stuck paying for things like the
mortgage, property taxes, insurance
and maintenance.
2. Do you really want to deal with
tenants and maintenance? Finding
quality tenants can be a challenge in


itself, but the real issues tend to come
up after they move in. For example,
if your tenant is late on rent, do you
really want to pursue them to find
out what's going on? Do you know
what to do if you need to evict a
tenant and do you know about other
tenant rights and regulations? And
what if they are making too much
noise, letting other
people live there,
or are violating any
other part of the
rental agreement?
And don't forget
about maintenance
and repairs. If
you manage your
rental property, be
prepared for the phone to ring at any
time if the tenants have a plumbing
emergency or some other issue.
Alternatively, you can hire a property
manager but this typically costs about
10% of the rent. It may be worth it,
but it will cause your profits to take a
serious hit.
3. Make sure to account for all the
costs. When you add it all up, you
might be surprised at how much it
really costs to own a rental property.
When figuring out the cash flow of
your investment property, make
sure to account for property taxes,
insurance, maintenance costs, and
property management. These costs
will vary based on your location and
the condition of the property, but
could easily add $500 or more to your
monthly expenses.
I'm not trying to talk you out of buying
an investment property. In fact, if you do
it right, buying an investment property
can produce cash flow and build equity,
creating wealth over time without a huge
initial investment. However, just like
with any other investment, you need to
make sure you know exactly what you're
getting into by seeking appropriate legal
and financial advice to prepare yourself
for all the costs and the risks involved.
Sandy J. Brown, AICP, lives in Jacksonville
and is a certified land use planner and broker
with Western Properties of Southern Oregon,
LLC. She can be reached at sandyjbrown@
gmail.com, 831-588-8204, or online at
See ad this page.

News from Jacksonville Elementary School

acksonville Elementary School is
off to a great start for the 2015-2016
academic year! The Parent/Teacher
Organization of Jacksonville Elementary
School is comprised of all the parents
and teachers in our school. We are led
by a new group of officers this year.
Melanie Scofield is the PTO President,
Jessica Prins is Treasurer and Molly
Nyberg is Secretary. We thank each of
them for stepping up and all of the many
parents and teachers who participate in
PTO activities.
Jacksonville welcomed back students,
teachers, staff and parents at the third
annual ice cream social. A good time was
had by all! Thank you to Carrie Robertson
and her team of volunteers.
On October 2nd, Jacksonville students
will run their best at the annual Jog-aThon. Students raise pledges for each lap
around the track and compete for prizes
for the most laps run, most money raised
and classes with the highest participation.

The Jog-a-Thon is the largest PTO
fundraiser each year and helps fund
enriching student activities such as the
Harvest Carnival, Writers’ Festival, Art
Program, Art Exhibit, Science Fair, field
trips and playground equipment.
Mark your calendars for the annual
Harvest Carnival on Friday, October
30th from 4:00-7:00pm. This is a great
family event with carnival games, face
painting, cakewalk, food, prizes, a jumpy
house, costumes and more. We hope to
see you there!

Next Medford Food Project
Jacksonville Pickup Day:
Saturday, October 10th
(Always the 2nd Saturday of even-numbered months.)
Please contact Jerrine Rowley at 541-702-2223 or
Faye Haynes at 541-324-1298 if you have any questions or wish to
become involved with the Food Project in Jacksonville!

October 2015

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Love Your Landscape
by Adam Haynes

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dramatic and soothing effects to any
outdoor living area.
One of the most vivid and rewarding
additions to an outdoor living area
is LED outdoor lighting. Landscape
lighting gives definition and depth to
outdoor spaces that would otherwise be
lost during the fall and winter months.
Landscape lighting gives you the ability
to enjoy your outdoor living area every
month of the year.
So enjoy Southern Oregon all yearlong by creating or improving your own
outdoor living experience.
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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installation of an infinity pool, outdoor
fireplace, outdoor lighting, hot tub,
outdoor rooms, fountains or waterfalls.
Our moderate fall climate and generally
non-extreme winters enable the use
of outdoor living areas all year long.
Bringing the elements of nature to an
outdoor living area creates a restful
and relaxing environment. Outdoor
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needed for a class, otherwise the class
may be canceled.)
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have. (Qualifies
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Registration fee,
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October 3: Ornamental Grasses.
With so many varieties and sizes to
choose from, this class will help you by
adding texture, movement, and color
to your garden. We will also show you
how to care for them, from evergreen to
deciduous types. (Qualifies for 2 hours of
CEH credit) Registration fee, $10, with all
ornamental grasses 20% off Oct. 2nd and
3rd only with min. $50 purchase.

*October 10: Planting Your Drought
Tolerant Garden. Fall is a great time
to get your drought-tolerant plants in
the ground and have them established
before next summer’s heat. Come get a
hands-on lesson on the proper planting
and watering techniques, as well as a
tour of the best plant choices for the
Rogue Valley. (Qualifies for 2 hours of
CEH credit) Registration, $10 or stay
after class and help us plant our garden
and the class is free! All shrubs and
natives 20% off October 9th and 10th
with min. $50 purchase.
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music, apple cider and other goodies to
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very day at the shop, someone
calls about or brings in a set of
fine China or crystal to sell. It
seems as if complete sets of gorgeous
Limoges, Noritake, Spode, and Franciscan
are being ignored by the
younger generation.
As the Greatest
Generation passes away,
and the baby boomers
downsize, it’s looking
like there’s no room for
grandma’s fine China
As a baby boomer
myself, I remember my
mother only using her
handed-down Limoges in
the formal dining room
on Christmas, Easter and
Her fragile Fostoria
Crystal stemware and the Rogers &
Son’s silverware was also used sparingly.
Special serving dishes of Nippon and
Erphilia Chintz were colorful and I loved
seeing them against the starched, white
linen tablecloth. Large oval, highlydecorated serving trays held the turkey or
ham and the used-only-by-my-dad antlerhandled carving knife was whipped
against the matching steel sharpener.
I loved when he carved the meat and
plated it with the meat fork.
Today, these items seem to be an
antique store staple—too often rejected
by the next generation. Rejected because
of trends toward more modern décor and
dishwasher-safe dinnerware; rejected
because so often they were in handsoff display cabinets and not common

to daily life; rejected because they were
hidden away in sideboards in zippered
china bags. Mainly, I think they are being
rejected because we have not taught our
younger generation about their elegance
and the simple beauty of
using them.
I love to say, “If you have
it, use it.” Don’t be afraid
to use your inherited China
daily! Pour some wine into
those crystal glasses; let the
kids have sparkling cider
in the Fostoria stemware,
serve ice cream in the
sherbet dishes and use the
under-plates. Plan a dinner
party, cut some flowers,
set the table, and USE your
fine dishes.
And use your other
treasures, too. There are
many websites that will show you how to
fold fine napkins, and lay the table. Too
many people are unaware of the uses for
the varying sizes of knives and forks in
the silver box. Once you know a salad
fork from a dinner fork, the rest is easy.
When it comes to care, never put your
sterling silver or silver-plate flatware in
the dish washer as they will dull and be
very hard to polish again.
You MUST hand-wash China and
crystal, as well. When storing your china,
place a coffee filter between the plates,
bowls, and cups to avoid scratching. And
remember to mix and match the old with
the new for fun…something I hope the
younger generation will consider!
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The Literary Gardender
by Rhonda Nowak

17TH Annual


Let Your Imagination Bloom at the Winter
Dreams/Summer Gardens Symposium
“Half the interest of the garden is the
constant exercise of the imagination.” –
Mrs. C.W. Earle, Pot-Pourri from a Surrey
Garden, 1898
uring summertime, when I’m
working hard in the garden to get
ahead of the insects and weeds, I
don’t often feel particularly imaginative. It’s
mostly during the relatively “off season”
of winter that I have time to envision what
could be, rather than attending to matters
as they are. That’s probably why former
Horticulture magazine editor Thomas
Cooper wrote, “A garden is never so good
as it will be next year.”
For me, there is nothing that taps
creative juices more than discussing
gardening with other gardeners. That’s
why I look forward every year to the
Jackson County Master Gardener™
Association’s Winter Dreams/Summer
Gardens Symposium, which offers
a full day of classes on a wide range
of gardening topics. This year, the
symposium will take place from 9:00am
to 4:30pm on Saturday, November 7 at
the RCC/SOU Higher Education Center
in downtown Medford. New in 2015
are classes geared for gardeners at four
skill levels—beginning, intermediate,
advanced, and professional—as well as a
garden book store and a seed exchange.
Cost of the event is $40, including a free
brown bag lunch, for those registering
before October 23; $50 until November
6; and $60 for walk-in registrations. The
cost for full-time students is $20. For more
information, including class descriptions,
presenter bios, and online registration,
check out the JCMGA website at: www.
There are several program choices for
beginning gardeners and those new to


Southern Oregon. Here’s a sampling:
• New to Veggie Gardening
• Raised Bed Gardening
• Month-to-Month with the Garden
• New to the Rogue Valley
Gardeners with more experience may
enjoy classes such as these:
• Seed Saving: Why and How
• ACCESS Organic Gardening
• Paint Your Garden with Flowers
• Eat the Weeds
Advanced gardening classes include:
• Soil Alchemy
• Seriously Cool Plants for Serious
• Beyond Basic Composting
• (Botanical) Sex in the Garden
Professionals can earn Continuing
Education Hours from the Landscape
Contractors’ Licensing Board for many
classes, including the following:
• Fire-wise Landscaping
• Landscape Design Issues
• 10 Maintenance Mistakes to Avoid
• Gardening in Times of Drought
Mrs. C.W. Earle also wrote Gardening for
the Ignorant (1912) in which she argued, “I
think the real gardening spirit is shown
by a wish to give away a part of what
one values…” I agree with Mrs. Earle.
I also think sharing valuable gardening
knowledge and experience is precisely
what the spirit of the Winter Dreams/
Summer Gardens Symposium is all about.
I hope you’ll join me there!
Rhonda Nowak is a Jackson County Master
Gardener and teaches English Composition
at Rogue Community College.
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Top 10 Habits for an Organized Life


by Christin Sherbourne of Efficiency by Design

ounds easy right? Well not so fast.
The operative word here is HABIT!
habit1—noun, an acquired behavior
pattern regularly followed until it
has become almost involuntary.
Webster’s Dictionary
These are steps when
incorporated into daily life as a
habit, provide for efficiency and
staying organized:
1. Make your bed every
morning!—Yes, I know the
argument “Why make it if
I am just going to mess it
up again?” Making your
bed gives you an immediate
accomplishment first thing each day.
2. A chore a day keeps the clutter
away!—Cleaning the whole house
or tackling one big project can be
overwhelming. Pick one chore and/
or one step to keep things on-track,
clean, organized. Mondays —laundry,
Tuesdays—vacuum, and so on.
3. A Fresh Start—At least one point
in the day, make sure everything is put
away, off the floor, back in its home, in
the dishwasher, etc.
4. Blank Slate—Piles throughout your
home provide visual clutter, which can
cause anxiety. Take an area you see daily
and then take everything away. ONLY
put back what is supposed to be there (see
step #5). The trick is keeping it from piling
up again!
5. A place for everything and everything
has a place—Have you ever found
yourself searching for scissors, your car
keys or phone? Have a specific “home” for
everything where it goes until next time.
6. Keep Focused—Do you have a
spot in your home that’s become a
catchall? Another habit is to keep each

space focused for a purpose, even if it
is dual. Your dining room table can also
work as your home office, with the help
of strategic planning &
organization. It should
not be where you eat, fold
laundry, do homework, or
pay bills, all at once.
7. Life is a Stage—
Instead of having one item
to put away at a time, either
from your car, laundry,
dishwasher, I “stage” it
so I’m not making useless
moves. Think efficiency!
8. If you don't know
it's there, you don't need it—We’ve all
opened up a file, piece of luggage or
an old box and found something we
didn’t even know was there! Don’t put
it back as this just continues the clutter
accumulation! If you discover these
“treasures,” make a habit of passing them
on to the trash or donating them.
9. Schedule it—I couldn’t LIVE without
my calendar…okay a bit dramatic…but, my
calendar is one of my most important tools
in keeping organized and efficient. Each
week, I look it over and schedule chores,
projects, exercise times, meals, and errands.
I also do this for periodic file cleanouts, filter
changes and home improvement projects.
10. Perfection is the enemy of done!—I
heard this saying once and it’s proven true.
Don’t get hung-up on doing it all perfectly.
I find myself constantly saying, “That’s
good enough.” And it is good enough.
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A Cup of Conversation
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doing business in a small town says,
“Understand the inherent moral contract
of employing young people. With the right
guidance and encouragement, any one of them
just may change the world for the better.”
We've employed hundreds of young
people in the last quarter-century. It is
our legacy. We
didn't know
this starting out
but now clearly
the truth and
purpose why
we were placed
here. The tyranny
of the urgent
ruled the early
years blinding
me to the truly
important. I think Mary intuitively knew
the value she poured into these kids early
on although neither of us could have
known the greater import over time. We
recently had to let one of our own go. It
doesn't happen very often but it happens.
The kid didn’t get a fair shake but in the
end made it impossible for us to make
it right. I was not paying close enough
attention and the opportunity expired.
As the sun begins to set on our small
town life, I'm haunted by the dead sea of
lost opportunity. What may have been
and what was but didn't have to be gives
me great pause. It's a cause and effect
world we inhabit. There is a cost for every
decision we make. That is very sobering,
especially in the context of influencing
young lives. The young have the innate
capacity to receive. The not so young tend
to merely take. Why is that? Receiving is
an investment to pay out compounding
dividends over time; taking is simply
consumption without return. We've
been entrusted with the power to shape
not just young lives but the exponential
connections made over a lifetime
and generationally. It is a staggering
thought. Teachers, counselors, mentors
and leaders are instinctually governed
by this principle and those who are not
should occupy a lesser space.

For all of us there is a final day. No
man knows the hour but as years pass by
that day looms ever closer. Everything
inanimate and animate in the known
universe is meticulously measured.
To believe sentient, mature life with
millions of human connections affecting
generations will not be subject to some
metric of accountability is a little naïve.
It's a reasonable wager (an appropriate word
here) the final metric will have something to
do with what‘s been invested in other lives,
the good and
not so much. In
a consumption
society, life is
quantified by
perception of
happiness, how
much we possess
and subjugate
the world around
us. A pond that
shallow can't
feed many
fish. Interestingly, the same pond looks
deceivingly deeper from afar. Shallow ponds
have not springs of living water so foul easily
and often dry up in a single generation.
As I write this column, we are celebrating
our 25th anniversaries (marriage and
livelihood) at the Tu Tu’ Tun Lodge on the
mighty Rogue about six miles upriver from
Gold Beach. It's a spectacular setting too
exquisite for words although Mary calls it
a thumbprint of God. That’s remarkably
accurate. It is raining so we're lounging
by the fire overlooking the beautiful
expanse of moving water and the
surrounding abundant life it nourishes.
Rivers are symbolic of life because they
are dynamic; ever in motion to serve
everything living they touch.
The flames in our cozy fire have settled
down but the ember’s red glow deepens
with my contemplation. I’m afraid that
more grace and goodness have poured
into our clay vessels than we've poured
back into others so I am accountable
for and sincerely regret every precious,
wasted drop.
Be good not bitter.
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sometimes author living in the Pacific
Northwest with his lovely wife, Mary. For
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refection, visit Michael’s blog at wordperk.com.

Kiwanis Honors Student of the Month
for September
Annika Franck, a junior at South
Medford High School, was honored as
Student of the Month for September
by the Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville.
Annika’s parents are Cindy Tucker and
Dan Franck of Medford.
Annika carries a 4.0 grade point
average, and is currently serving as
president of the SMHS Key Club, which
is sponsored by Kiwanis.
Some of her classes have included
Algebra II Honors, AP US History, Biology
Honors, Spanish 3, and Stage Craft. She
wants to become fluent in Spanish and has
enrolled in Spanish 4 this year.
Besides her Key Club activities which
are fundraising and volunteering, she
has been a member of the Adventure
Club which involves hiking and camping
out. She is also in the Honors Society,
and Poetry Slam. What she really enjoys
is working on the high school plays
stemming from her class in Stage Craft.
Her goals include graduating this year
with honors and enrolling in college,
preferably UCLA, and graduating at the
top of her class. She would like to work in
the film industry and would also like to
travel to Europe and South America.
Annika feels her parents have been
great influences on her and they continue
to help push her forward and help her

Annika Franck and Kiwanis' Dave Wilson
evolve as a person. Her teachers have
helped her along her path by frequently
reintroducing her to how the world
around her works, as well as encouraging
her to remain curious and to do things
with a purpose. Her friends have helped
her strive for academic excellence, and
make a difference in the community as
they help volunteer on projects with her.

October 2015

Soul Matters by Kate Ingram, M.A.
Pusher Guy


hen my son was in preschool
I asked him about a particular
boy in his class, and whether
he liked him. His reply was, “No. He’s a
pusher guy.”
I thought about Pusher Guy the other
day because I know, and I’m not proud
of this, that I am a “pusher guy”—not in
the pre-school sense of knocking others
about, but in the equally deleterious
sense of constantly trying to make things
happen. This is never more apparent when
life seems unbearably quotidian; when,
despite all longings, nothing is moving.
In sailing terms such a period of
uncertainty and lack of movement is
called “in irons,” and I’ve felt “in irons”
for a while now: not a hint of a breeze,
going nowhere. Sharing this feeling with
my husband he said, “Yes, but one knows
that the wind will eventually pick-up,”
to which I responded, “Yes, but it may be
after one has died.”
Periods in life when there is no clear
direction, no apparent movement
or growth for months or even years,
brings out my inner Pusher Guy, my
insistent, incessant ego. When life feels
at a standstill my obsessive-compulsive
tendencies go off the charts. I start trying
to force something—anything—to happen.
And as soon Pusher Guy gets on a roll,
he calls in his posse, Worry Guy and
Frustration Guy, and then it’s a real party
in that boat going nowhere, I can tell you.
I can hear Dr. Phil ask, “How’s all that
pushing been workin’ for ya?” Well, it
hasn’t worked—ever. All my pushing
never gets me any of the things it’s
supposed to get. It does, however, waste
time, energy and money and causes no
small amount of stress and illness. It’s
really a terrific life strategy.
So why do I do it? Because deep down
I believe that if I don’t do something,
nothing will happen. Ever. And this
terrifies my little ego. So a mutinous
struggle between soul and ego arises. My
higher-self tells me to let go, to trust that

it will all work out perfectly, but my ego
screams, “Are you nuts? Do something!”
The result of this is that I pray, make
affirmations, give it to the Universe and
two minutes later I’m busy cogitating,
planning, and trying to move things
along. It’s a sickness.
The thing is, all the brilliance and
busyness in the world is for naught
without the Energy of Opportunity and
the Force of Destiny behind it. Without
these, it just ain’t going to happen. You
can be a brilliant sailor with the finest
sailboat but without wind, you simply
cannot sail. Beyond this, Destiny may
have other plans for you, and Destiny
cannot be circumnavigated.
Pusher Guy doesn’t see this bigger
picture. He can’t. Only the soul can see
the larger trajectory of our lives because
our souls are not limited to a time-space
continuum. Pushing to “make” things
happen serves only to interfere with
the organic unfolding of what wants to
happen; an eventuality that invariably
leads us just when and where we need
to go, even if there is no wind at the
moment, even if the destination is not
immediately apparent. We often cannot
see until it’s too late how our pushing
lands us in a sticky situation, or moves us
away from what our heart and soul need.
Every time I pull Pusher Guy back into
the boat and calm him down my soul, my
divine wisdom, can be heard. Every time
we loosen a finger on our death grip of
control we allow Life to show us the way,
to direct and to teach us. The Tao teaches
that, “Knowing what we can do nothing
about, and accepting it as our destiny
… is supreme virtue.” Being in irons,
as frustrating and scary as it is, is the
way we develop the trust, wisdom and
courage that will serve us well when we
finally make shore.
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Jacksonville Review

SightSeeing by Julie D. Danielson, O.D.
Halloween Safety Relies On Good Visibility

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n Halloween, an assortment of ballerinas,
clowns, ghosts, and other goblins will have
their eyes on just one thing—candy. Roaming
dimly-lit neighborhoods is part of the fun for children in
pursuit of treats, but it can also be dangerous.
Trick-or-treaters and parents need to remember that
on Halloween, to be safe, you must be seen. Studies have
shown that a child’s risk of injury or death as a result of
being hit by a car doubles around Halloween.
Incorporate these simple precautions into the evening’s
festivities to ensure Halloween safety:
• Dress children in light-colored costumes or
adhere reflective tape to the costume’s fabric and
accessories. Make sure children and adults are
visible to passing cars.
• Eliminate masks from among the costume’s
accessories. Masks can get in the way of clear vision
and can increase the chances of tripping or running
into objects.
• Hypoallergenic make-up is a safer alternative. Take
care in keeping make-up away from the eyes.
• No trick-or-treater should go in search of
treats alone. Children move through darkened
neighborhoods more safely if accompanied by an

• Approach only doorsteps that have a porch light lit.
Similarly, if you plan to pass out treats, be sure to
turn on your light.
• Pedestrians think they are more visible to drivers
than they actually are, so remind trick-or-treaters to
look both ways before crossing streets and to stay
with the group.
• If cosmetic contact lenses are part of your costume,
make sure you obtain them from your doctor of
optometry to ensure that the lenses fit your eyes
properly, and to learn ways to care for them.
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he most advanced technology in
detecting breast cancer is now available
in southern Oregon. Providence’s Leila
J. Eisenstein Breast Center is now offering 3D
mammograms to all its patients.
3D mammography, known as Breast
Tomosynthesis, was approved by the FDA in
2011. It’s proven to increase the detection of
invasive breast cancers by 41 percent and reduce
unnecessary callbacks by 16 percent. Until this
month, patients who wanted to take advantage of
this technology had to drive at least two hours for
an appointment.
“We’ve been hearing for quite some time
from patients who were interested in 3D
mammography,” said Nicole McPheeters,
supervisor of Providence’s breast center. “A lot
of these women are cancer survivors or have
a strong family history of cancer. Catching
something unusual earlier has a major impact on
these women and their quality of life.”
Providence installed the first machine in
August, with the second following in September. The
3D machines replace the digital mammography units
caregivers were using before. That means everyone
who makes an appointment at Leila J. Eisenstein Breast
Center will receive a 3D mammogram.
“Our patients are already noticing a difference in the
care we can provide,” said McPheeters. “Just the other
day, one of them learned they have a cancerous lump,
which likely wouldn’t have been found by traditional
digital mammography. You can’t put a price on this kind
of care. We are going to be saving even more lives now.”
While Providence caregivers can’t put a price on

the care, insurance companies can. Currently, most
insurance companies cover the technology. For those
whose insurance does not cover 3D mammograms, or
only partially covers the exams, funds are available to
make sure the screening is affordable.
“Our donors really believe in the life saving capacity of
this technology,” said Katie Shepard, executive director
of the Providence Community Health Foundation.
“They’ve given generously to make sure no woman goes
without access to this advanced technology.”
Women interested in making an appointment for a 3D
mammogram can call the Leila J. Eisenstein Breast Center at
541-732-5082. See Providence ad on page 9.

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Summer Reading has
ended and we had a
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year. John Jackson taught
us about the marine life
of our Oregon coast,
Rich Glauber got us all
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to crazy-fun music, and
Laura Rich engaged us
in African drumming
and magical tales from
old Africa. We created
whimsical creatures
from found objects to
engage our older children. Our children delighted in the
continually-hidden Golden book, crafts, guessing jars
and loads of books to read. Children read 1610 and teens
read and reviewed 64 books. It was such a pleasure to see
our children choose a new book as a prize for their hard
work. Thank you parents for helping make this Summer
Reading program so successful.

A great big thank you to all our local business
who so generously contributed to our program:
The Scoop Shoppe, Jacksonville Trolley Tours, Fifth
Street Hair and Nails, Scheffel’s Toys, The Pot Rack,
Terra Firma, and The Crown Jewel. Our children and
adults who participated were delighted to have such
wonderful prizes. A special thanks to our Friends of
the Jacksonville Library for their generous support to
give our children Barnes and Noble gift cards and a
special dinner gift to one of our adult participants. They
supported us in bringing fun and interesting programs
to our community.
We look forward to Summer Reading again next year.
We will begin as soon as school is out. Let us know
what you enjoyed this year and what you would like
to see us do next year. Contact me at lprchal@jcls.org, or
just stop by for a visit to our lovely Jacksonville Library.
We are open Monday 10:00am-5:00pm, Wednesday
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Joyfull Living by Louise Lavergne


Why a 12-week program? It takes
approximately 90 days “for the brain to
reset itself and shake off the immediate
influence of a drug habit” according
to Michael Lemonick in his July 5th,
2007 TIME cover story “How We Get
Addicted.” That’s how long it takes
to clear out unsupportive habits and
establish supportive ones. Here is what
Alice, another F4 your LIFE member
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What a gift. Thank you! I feel that I have
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And breathing into angst has become
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….Because your gift is so acute and
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If you feel you are ready to step into
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The top two excuses I hear are: “I don’t
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Paws for Thought by Dr. Tami Rogers
Saying Goodbye


Providing compassionate
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To us, our patients are like family. We’ve
seen families through generations of best
friends. We believe in a total wellness
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bout a month ago, I had to
say goodbye to one of my
very best friends. Isabelle,
my sweet little pug, died at the
age of 13. My husband found her
in the morning, snuggled in her bed. She looked like she
was sleeping peacefully.
Unfortunately, I was out of town at the time and I was
devastated by the news at my return. I had been trying
to prepare myself mentally for her passing as she had
recently become so frail. But, her spirit was so strong, I
was sure that I had years left to love her. It didn’t go the
way I had planned. As an owner, I thought that I would
be forced to make the decision that it was “time” and as
a veterinarian I thought I would have the responsibility
to administer the medication that would ease her
passing and ultimately take her from me. But, neither
of those things happened. I didn’t get to say goodbye.
I didn’t get to hold her as she took her last breaths. I
didn’t get the last kiss or nuzzle that I was sure would
carry me through the pain.
Immediately after her passing my house was filled
with guests and it helped significantly to distract me
from her absence. The first night I was home alone, it
hit me hard. My husband was gone and my kids were
in bed, my house was silent and desperately lonely.
Our other dog Maxine curled up in her bed like normal
but my shadow was missing. Isabelle and her gorgeous
eyes were missing. Those deep brown, soulful eyes
that would follow me everywhere I went since her legs
would not allow her to physically be by my side.

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I remember the first days she was home with me. Not
a “morning person” or an early riser, I eagerly jumped
out of bed in the early dawn to sit and play with her
before I had to go to work. At the time, my job required
daily travel and I would take her in the car with me
wherever I went. She would load up and sit shot gun,
I would buckle her up and she would snuggle into her
bed for the ride. She came to me in a unique time when
I had nothing but time on my hands and no children
that required my attention. So, she was my world. Over
the years she was my constant companion. When I went
to vet school in Corvallis, my husband stayed here for
work, but Isabelle went with me. She spent countless
hours lying next to me while I studied without ever
making me feel guilty. When I graduated and started
my first job, she was a constant presence in the clinic.
When I moved to J’Ville Vet and gained my own office,
her bed sat right next to me.
Even though I have lost pets before, there were
none like Isabelle. As a veterinarian, I help clients deal
with the loss of their pets daily but this is the first
time I have dealt with it on such a personal level. And
though I understood before… now, I get it. My heart is
broken unlike anything I have ever felt before. Isabelle
was my first dog as an adult, my very first baby, and
my very best friend. I have never known love like this
and possibly never will again regardless of how many
dogs I own.
Dr. Rogers can be reached at the Jacksonville Veterinary
Hospital at 541-899-1081 or jvhospital@qwestoffice.net.
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y favorite part of
Sanctuary One is
sharing the happy
endings. The uplifting success
stories of transformation,
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love as animals and people work
together to overcome incredible
obstacles demonstrate the
magic of Sanctuary One. At “the
Sanctuary,” we save lives daily thanks to our dedicated
donors, supporters and volunteers. As you read these
happy endings, I hope you are inspired to get involved
and adopt, educate, inspire others, join the new monthly
giving Care Family and be a part of the magic.
A Rose Blossoms with
Love and Care—Rose arrived
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body of her foal. After years
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from dedicated Sanctuary One staff and volunteers, Rose
found a home last month. Rose's new family said, "Thank
you for blessing us with Rose. We are so happy to have
her in our family and to see what joy a companion horse
brings to my Betsy girl, an older mare. She's doing very
well– taking treats and letting me pet her! She is meant to
be here and we just love her already!”
Meshach the Burned Cat Saved—Meshach proves that
animals can heal inside and out. Just before Christmas
in 2011, a good Samaritan
found this orange cat with
severe burns on his face,
ears and beneath his tail.
Police concluded the fire was
started intentionally with a
liquid accelerant. Meshach
was treated by Best Friends
Animal Shelter in Talent, who dubbed him Meshach

in reference to the biblical character who was saved by
divine intervention after being thrown into a furnace.
Meshach was transferred to Sanctuary One to continue
healing and matched with his forever home.
Josie the One-Eyed Pony—Tragedy Transformed
into Inspiration!—Josie was a cruelty case—blind and
starving when she was rescued
in partnership with Strawberry
Mountain Rescue and Sanctuary
One. Thanks to the generosity of
Sanctuary One supporters, we
had the funds needed to give Josie
a second chance. Josie received
medical attention to care for her
eye which needed to be removed
and closed. She was given a proper
diet, shelter and care that allowed
her to heal. Josie now lives on a farm in Northern
California, happily adopted by a loving family.
Please consider supporting Sanctuary One as a Care
Family monthly donor, including Sanctuary One in your
estate planning, volunteering or adopting an animal. A list of
adoptable animals can be found on our website, sanctuaryone.
org. Here are two animals we’d love for you to meet:
Coalette—A “Lucky” Black Cat looking for a happy
ending. After her guardian passed away, Coalette was
left homeless but was welcomed to the cat cottage at
Sanctuary One. Coalette is affectionate when she knows
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home with someone to hold her and say, “Coalette, I love
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Pet Health and the Microbiome
by Dr. Jeff Judkins, Animalkind Veterinary Clinic


ast week, I was discussing a
canine patient’s case with one of
the veterinarians at the Southern
Oregon Veterinary Specialty Center.
The dog had a long history of severe
digestive problems, and the vet brought
up the suggestion of a fecal transplant
for the animal. I thought it was a great
idea, and was pleasantly surprised that
a conventional veterinarian—especially
a board-certified internal medicine
specialist—would consider doing such
a non-conventional treatment. So what
exactly is a fecal transplant and why would
anyone think it’s a good thing to do?
Before we dive into that subject, we
should discuss what the microbiome is
and why it is important to your pet’s
health. The term describes the population
of up to 1,000 different bacteria and yeasts
that live in or on an animal’s body. It has
been estimated
that bacteria
outnumber an
animal’s body
cells by a ratio
of 10 to 1, with
most of those
bacteria residing
in the large
intestine. These
organisms are
for essential
vitamin production, breakdown of toxins,
digestion of plant fiber and prevention
of growth of harmful bacteria. Although
it sounds quite unappealing, rabbits
actually need to eat their own feces to
get the nutrients that are formed by
the effects of bacterial fermentation in
their large intestines. There has been an
enormous amount of research in the last
few years into the relationship between
the microbiome and health issues for
animals and humans alike.
Imbalances in the gut microflora
have been related to conditions
ranging from irritable bowel syndrome
and inflammatory bowel disease to
rheumatoid arthritis and asthma.
It is also believed that a mother passes
on her microbiome to her offspring, and
so may be a way that disease states can be
passed on from one generation to the next.
Recent animal studies have suggested
a link between certain types of bacteria
in the gut and the propensity to
obesity. Even more surprising is the
recent discovery that certain types
of gut bacteria actually manufacture
neurotransmitters, the chemicals brain
cells use to communicate with each
other. Researchers were able to show
that by altering the population of certain
bacteria in rat’s intestines, they could
alter the rats behavior, making some
rats depressed, and others hyperactive.
It’s amazing to think that someday

behavioral problems such as fearaggression in dogs or inappropriate
urination in cats could be treated by the
administration a certain type of bacteria
rather than a drug such as Prozac.
Evidently, there are a lot of vitally
important things going on in the
dark unseen regions of the body. The
increasing popularity of beneficial
bacteria supplements known as probiotics
for both animals and humans points
to the growing public awareness of
the importance of a healthy intestinal
microbiome. There are many things that
can cause an imbalance of the microbiome
ranging from poor diets and stress to
overuse of pharmaceutical drugs such
as antibiotics, anti-inflammatories and
steroids. Because of this, I am extremely
judicious in my use of these medications
in my veterinary practice, and frequently
choose herbal
as a healthier
So let's get
back to the
subject of fecal
It has been
that the
of fecal matter
from a healthy
individual to a chronically-ill patient can
have miraculous healing effects. In the
case of the dog I mentioned previously,
he had a long history of multiple courses
of antibiotics and now had a severe
inflammatory condition of his intestines.
Is his case, and others like him, the gut
imbalance is so severe that oral probiotics
alone are inadequate to address the
problem. I’ll spare you the details of how
this is actually done, but suffice it to say
that this procedure is rapidly gaining
acceptance in both veterinary and human
medicine as a valid therapy for many
diseases that are poorly responsive to more
conventional treatments.
The study of the microbiome and its
role in health and disease is still in its
infancy. Advanced technologies using
DNA identification have improved
the ability to “map out” the multitude
of microorganisms present in healthy
and diseased individuals, but it is still
amazingly complex. Microbiomes differ
between species and between individuals,
and also change depending on diet
and environmental conditions. As our
understanding of the complex role of the
microbiome evolves, we are becoming
more aware of how critical billions of
microscopic organisms are to our pet’s
health as well as our own.
Dr. Judkins is the owner of Animalkind
Holistic Veterinary Clinic in Jacksonville.
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he Forest Park is a big area,
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With many sloped hillsides,
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In the early years of the park’s development, it wasn’t
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The GrandMas2Go Program
“Because Every Baby Needs a GrandMa”

Pioneer Village invites you to a special performance of...

Introducing “The Raising of America – Early Childhood
and the Future of our Nation”
by Linda Otto
By the age of three, a child’s brain has
• By assuring that all our children can
developed a foundation for the rest of
achieve success in school and in life
life—a foundation that will determine all
That is the vision of the GrandMas2Gophysical, emotional and mental health
Home Visitors project. And our mission
throughout that child’s life.
is to train volunteers to mentor, nurture
If the early experiences are positive, the
and support new mothers, infants and
child develops a strong foundation that
families. We can help children and their
will enable him to succeed in life.
parents to learn positive parenting and
If the early experiences are negative—
life skills that will help them succeed. But
due to abuse, neglect,
it takes a village.
poverty or violence—
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country. It illustrates
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how a strong start
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the first years of life, and
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the foundations of their
of her treasured babies
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Wednesday • October 14, 2015
2:30 pm

Meet the Pioneers is a living history presentation that focuses on
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individual histories and families, as well as topics of the day and news
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by Hannah West

is Everywhere in Jacksonville!

Cammy Davis

Art Presence Art Center

South Stage Cellars

Élan Guest Suites and Gallery

Pony Espresso

GoodBean Coffee

Dan McGeorge Gallery

Have you noticed an uptick in our
local art scene? From formal galleries
to coffee shop displays and more, art is
everywhere in Jacksonville.
CAMMY DAVIS—Artist and art
advocate Cammy Davis, creator of the
Jacksonville Review town map, is one of
the artists in the community helping
make the arts scene more vibrant.
Cammy, a Jacksonville resident, has been
the primary caregiver of her 98-year-old
grandmother since she moved from
Seattle to Jacksonville four years ago.
This winter, feeling that the stress of her
family life was taking a toll on her art,
Cammy turned to music, as she had done
most of her life.
While interviewing a musician on her
local radio show “Art on the Airwaves,”
(KSKQ 89.5FM) Davis suddenly thought,
why not combine the two in video
and show how music impacts her art.
Determined, she went to the Oregon
Coast, where she grew up, accompanied
by a giant canvas. After setting-up
easel and video camera, she listened to
local musician Jeff Kloetzel’s rendition
of “Come Back to Me” (Faceboook/
jeffkloetzelmusic) while painting all day,
and her creative tide began to turn.
Davis’ first paragliding experience in the
skies above the Applegate Valley also
encouraged a rising tide; combining the
footage, she made a video using music
by another local artist, Martin Ball,
“Letting Go.”
One of Cammy’s friends, Jacksonville
metal artist Cheryl Garcia, suggested
asking Kloetzel to record the theme song
for her radio show. He did, and Cammy
invited him to make a video. He accepted.
Jez Kline came up with the concept and
award-winning Seattle photographer Teri
Harris was the videographer. Jez wanted
Cammy to paint Jeff into a large canvas,
so she recreated her “Come Back to Me”
painting on plywood while Kloetzel sang,
until musician and guitar dripped with
paint. After the shoot Teri captured one
still, the image seen on this month’s cover.
Once the video is completed in November,
you can view it at cammydavis.com.
Back at creative high tide, Cammy has
a solo exhibition this month at J. Pepin
Art Gallery in Portland. You can watch
“Letting Go” and listen to her radio show
podcasts at artontheairwaves.com. Her
new line of jewelry is available online at
cammyart.com and locally at WillowCreek
Gifts and The Crown Jewel.
Presence, Jacksonville’s nonprofit art
center, formed in 2009 to encourage a
superior art presence in our city, provide
venues for exhibits, work with merchants
to promote events, and to inspire,
educate, and add beauty to our city. In
their gallery next to the courthouse, they
present bimonthly member shows, the
annual show of the Artists Workshop,
and an October Creative Challenge. The
Challenge inspires regional artists to stretch
their imaginations and create original
art for one of the gallery’s most popular
exhibitions. For this year’s theme, Moon
Lunacy, artists created haunting works
incorporating a moon. Moon Lunacy opens
October 2, with a reception October 3 from
noon-3:00pm and Halloween reception
October 31 from noon–4:00pm.
Porscha Schiller took over marketing at
South Stage Cellars eight years ago, she
started art exhibitions every 6–8 weeks
to embrace local musicians and artists.
Forgoing commissions, she celebrates
each artist with a reception, featuring
complimentary appetizers and live music.
“It’s so exciting to promote our local
talent! I often think how delightful it is to
support the local gems living among us.
I believe every community in the country
should showcase local food, music, and
artists,” Schiller says.
Noted Jacksonville artists Sue and
Steve Bennett exhibit next at South Stage
Cellars, with a reception on October 10
from 5:30-8:00pm.

GALLERY—Élan Guest Suites and
Gallery has featured art in its reception
area gallery and guest suites since its 2006
opening. Always open to guests, anyone
can view the gallery by appointment, by
chance, or a spontaneous phone call. Élan
has presented top-shelf exhibitions by
many regional artists and visiting artists
like Yeh Fei Pai of “Celestial Horses”
fame. Their mainstay is Gabriel Mark
Lipper, an accomplished oil painter.
Providing consistently high-quality fine
art and flexibility in timing new shows,
Gabe simplifies owner Cherie Reneau’s
work so she can maintain a peaceful
atmosphere for visitors and guests.
The sophisticated, modular space is
also available for events, which benefit
from Reneau’s creative planning and
the art on display. “Live art really
makes a difference in an environment,”
Cherie says. Élan plans a new show and
reception for October/November.
owner Chris Boivin has always shown art
in the café, accepting requests from artists
whose work resonates with him. Why? “I
believe art inspires people, takes them out
of their normal routine, and lets them see
the world in a different way.”
On display inside are watercolors
by James Sampsel, a self-taught artist,
award-winning whitewater and flyfishing guide, and organizer of plein aire
excursions for artists.
Outside the café, works by Jeremy
Criswell reflect Boivin’s opinion that outdoor
art draws people’s attention. After moving
to the Applegate in 2006, Criswell learned
mosaic techniques developed over 50 years
by Lilly Ann and Marvin Rosenberg. Today
he specializes in public art, with installations
throughout southern Oregon including
Scheffel-Thurston City Park in Jacksonville
and a giant mosaic turtle unveiled at
Cantrall-Buckley Park last month. His Pony
Espresso exhibit ends mid-month.
Coffee started showing artwork by
local artists in 1992, with Jacksonville
artist Wyn Pedersen as driving force
and curator. The torch passed to Elaine
Witteveen, who displayed paintings by
Artists Workshop members. In 2010
Hannah West became curator, focusing on
established and emerging regional artists.
Historic brick walls and commissionfree arrangements make the GoodBean a
coveted venue with shows now scheduled
through 2017. Last month a mural created
by local photographer David Gibb was
installed on the rear wall. December
brings their annual Angels show and
reception, a crowd favorite.
Photographer Dan McGeorge discovered
Jacksonville while visiting his daughter.
Owner of two San Diego galleries, he
spotted an empty building on South
3rd Street; he missed his chance to land
the location, but kept his eye on it. With
the Blue Door Garden Store’s move to
California Street, the timing was perfect to
open Dan McGeorge Gallery.
McGeorge fell in love with Nature as
a youngster, picked up his first camera
in high school, studied photography in
college and then became a photographer
for the Army and later the Navy. Today,
images captured throughout the U.S.
and Ireland also reflect his love of travel;
McGeorge says Jacksonville images are
coming soon. The gallery serves as a
showcase where people can see what they’ll
get when ordering images from his website,
and will be open periodically/seasonally.
McGeorge plans a formal opening during
the Victorian Christmas celebration. When
Dan’s away, make a gallery appointment
with his daughter at 541-665-3480.
From established to new and educational
to inspiring, Jacksonville is bursting at the
seams with art—more than we have room
here to share! Take time to enrich your
life with art, and tell Jacksonville business
owners how much you value their displays
of artwork by our talented neighbors.

October 2015

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State of the Art Presence Art Center

Mavis Marney

by Hannah West, Southern Oregon Artists Resource

Cell: 541.821.9041
Office: 541.488.1311

320 East Main St Ashland, OR



"Ascension" by Linda Dunn
The Power of Art: Recovering from
Trauma—We think of art as a peaceful
occupation, but its power to heal a
traumatized mind is revealed in the wake
of war. The U.N. estimates 95,000 children
have sought refuge in Lebanon, having
fled to escape the ongoing tragedy in
Syria. Traumatized by the conflict, they
suffer insomnia and depression, and their
learning abilities are diminished; but
when the art therapist arrives, she brings
relief, healing and hope along with paint
and brushes. One therapist notes that
they are not teaching art, and not doing
full therapy, but providing psychosocial
support with therapeutic art, offering
them a chance to express themselves
freely, without judgment. Sometimes
painting individually, sometimes in
groups, the kids release the trauma
through art. Results show in decreased
bullying, increased self-esteem, and better
concentration in other subjects, but most
poignantly in the return of laughter to
the classroom. “When they’re happy,
they all become children,” she says. If
art therapy, even in this limited form,
can help children traumatized by war,
how powerful can it be for other victims
of trauma? We hope you never need to
find out, but you know who to call if you
do—a local art therapist.
Moon Lunacy—October is an exciting
time for Art Presence as we open the
gallery to Rogue Valley artists responding
to our annual Creative Challenge and
bring you one of our most popular
shows. The theme for our third Creative
Challenge is Moon Lunacy. We invited
artists to create weirdly creative Halloween

or autumn-inspired works with a moon
incorporated in the composition. The art
they’ve submitted is haunting!
Join us to welcome these visiting
artists at a festive reception on Saturday,
October 3 from noon–3:00pm, with live
music by Martin Ball, Tarot card readings,
and face painting.
You’re invited to a Halloween
reception on Saturday, October 31
from noon-4:00pm. Meet players from
the Friends of Jacksonville's Historic
Cemetery's 2015 Meet the Pioneers
program at 2:00pm, and even a few
Pioneer Spirits from beyond the grave,
here to tell their stories.
Offsite Art Exhibits—View more exhibits
of original art by Art Presence members:
• Pioneer Village: Anna Elkins shares a
collection of new paintings. Opening
reception Thursday, October 8 from
4:30-7:00 pm; show continues through
• Medford Library: Linda Curtis’
“Our Valley and Beyond” exhibit
of paintings and Leona Sewitsky’s
“Mad Tea Party” collection of Alice in
Wonderland assemblage sculptures are
on display through November.
• Jacksonville Library: Paintings by
Shan Lollis hang in the Naversen
Room through November.
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Hannah West is a Jacksonville website designer and art advocate. She
is the creator and editor of the Southern Oregon Artists Resource (www.
soartists.com), serves on the board of Art Presence Art Center, is a core
founding member of the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon and curates
the monthly art exhibits at GoodBean cafe. See some of her art and web
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