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Jacksonville
REVIEW

My View by Whitman Parker, Publisher

Jacksonville Publishing LLC

©David Gibb Photo

Publisher:
Whitman Parker
Layout & Design:
Andrea Yancey
Mail: PO Box 1114
Jacksonville, OR 97530
Visit: 220 E. California Street
(next to McCully House)
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With Gratitude

s fall colors abound, much of our attention now
turns toward celebrating the holidays, making
this a good time to express my gratitude for
those who make the Jacksonville Review possible. With an
incredible team of volunteer contributors, Andrea and I
are able to produce a magazine reflective of everyday life
in Jacksonville. As you turn the pages and read the diverse
columns, join us in thanking our wonderful slate of volunteer
journalists who give so much back to the community. In an
age of “digital-everything,” the print issues of the Review
remain a relevant and valued community resource, due in
large part to this incredible group of local contributors!
Every day here in our micro-village of a town, I
witness and hear about good people doing good things
for others—from neighbors helping neighbors to citizens
volunteering and making a difference on commissions,
committees and non-profits. As I’ve said over and
over, the “V” in Jacksonville is for “volunteer!” The
amount of local volunteerism is staggering and is done
selflessly and in an effort to improve the lives of others,
by good people giving back to the community with no
expectation of anything in return. For me, they are our
local heroes and deserve our “thanks.”

Another group I’m grateful for is our local merchants
and businesses who bring so much energy and character
to town. In an effort to thank them for all they do to
support the community, the Review is proud to bring
you an informative and fun Merry Merchant spread on
pages 34-35. As always, I encourage you to get to know
your local merchants and then Shop Local this holiday
season and year-round.
With recent events at UCC dominating the national
and local news and with the passing of several
friends, I was recently re-reminded about what’s most
important… especially in a small town. How we live our
lives and how well we treat each other AND what kind
of friend we are is what matters most. With the holidays
upon us, I think this is a good time to take stock of this
notion and practice “neighborliness.”
Please enjoy this Thanksgiving issue and have a
wonderful holiday season. Now more than ever, I
encourage you to reach-out and give back by helping
a neighbor or a stranger in our Small Town with Big
Atmosphere!

Grateful

for all our friends and patrons
and wish each and every one
a very Happy Thanksgiving.

The Review is printed locally
by Valley Web Printing

About the Cover
Jacksonville artist Peter
Coons captured the
essence of "Jacksonville
City Hall" in his
colorful pastel. Still
in-use today, the
Italianate-style brick
building dates from
1881 when it was built
and used as a general
merchandise store
until 1880 when it was
rebuilt to serve as City
Hall. At the time, the
Democratic Times
referred to the new city hall building as “the latest and
most convenient…a credit to much larger places.” An
active member of the Artists Workshop, reach Peter Coons
at 541-899-1752 or via email at schmaddie1@gmail.com.

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November 2015

Sunday, Nov. 22
11am - 5pm

Enjoy 17 wineries, appetizers, tastings
and fun at this self-paced wine tour event.

Christian
Hamilton

Tickets are $49 each and include a commemorative
Wine Trail wine glass. 17 wineries in the Applegate
participate in this fun, self-guided tour. You pick your
starting location, but you’re free to visit any number of
the wineries on the Trail. Each winery will offer both
an appetizer and a wine for tasting. This event also
provides a great opportunity to stock up on holiday
wines for gifts or parties. We encourage you to bring
your friends, designate a driver and enjoy this great
event. Its also the perfect opportunity to explore new
wineries that you’ve never been to before!

Sally Bell

Principal Broker

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Jill Hamilton

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Modern craftsman style home close to Historic
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on a 1.63 acre lot. Large open kitchen with lots of
storage, hardwood flooring, 4 BR, office, bonus room,
custom home theatre, large garage with covered RV
parking area & in-ground spa/pool combo.

4 BR, 3 BA home. Master suite on main level with a
soaker tub & walk-in closet. Hardwood entry, kitchen
and dining area. New tile in all 3 BA. Kitchen has
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Covered patio with a fully fenced yard and irrigation.
Finished garage. Seller financing for qualified buyers.

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Barrel sample: 2013 Sauvignon Blanc
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Featured Wine: 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with Smoked chicken w/red wine poached apples & blue cheese Pizza

November 2015

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3rd-Annual Veterans Day Ceremony

Jacksonville’s Chamber of Commerce is
once again sponsoring a special Veterans
Day service on Wednesday, November
11 at 2:00pm at the Historic Courthouse.
The event starts at 2:00pm sharp and
will last approximately one hour on the
Courthouse grounds near the corner
of California and 5th Streets. Plenty of
chairs will be provided for seating on the
lawn. In the event of inclement weather,
activities will be moved inside. Everyone

in the community is invited to attend and
is encouraged to bring American flags to
wave proudly in honor of our veterans!
Coffee and light refreshments will be
provided, as well.
The schedule of events includes an
address by Jacksonville Mayor Paul Becker.
Your hosts will be Tom Piete, and
Jack Berger, both board members of the
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce with
extensive active and post-military service.

Jacksonville Garden Club Holiday Greens Pre-Sale

Pictured: Aaron Williams, D.O.

Providence Sports Medicine
Helping athletes of all ages get back in action
Whether you’re a school athlete or a weekend warrior of any age, if
injury or pain has you on the sidelines, Providence Sports Medicine at
Central Point can help get you back in the game.
Aaron Williams, D.O., fellowship trained in primary care sports
medicine, leads a highly qualified team whose services include:
• Sports medicine
• Musculoskeletal ultrasound
• Rehabilitation therapies
• Injection therapies
• Biomechanical assessment

Connie Bishop, Susan Casaleggio, and Bev Helvie
Bring the refreshing scent of fresh
greens and cones into your home
or business for the holidays! The
Jacksonville Garden Club is now taking
pre-paid orders for lovely and reasonablypriced holiday arrangements in a variety
of sizes. Ordering early enables the Club
members to create their best work and
ensures that you will have your decorations
for the whole holiday season. Delivery of
pre-ordered arrangements is offered within
a reasonable radius of Jacksonville.
Greens can be pre-ordered until
November 23, 2015 by contacting Peggy

• Imaging

Peffley at 541-899-5708 or emailing
peggymac@charter.net. Holiday
arrangements may also be purchased at
the Club’s annual Holiday Greens Sale
on Friday, December 4 and Saturday,
December 5 in Jacksonville. The sale
will be held in the alcove near the Post
Office. Pre-ordered arrangements will
also be available for pick-up on those
days. Proceeds from Jacksonville Garden
Club sales fund local scholarships and
Jacksonville beautification projects.
Support a good cause and enjoy lovely
natural greens during the holidays!

Schedule an appointment at
541-732-8000.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday
We accept most insurance plans.
870 S. Front St., Central Point, OR 97502
www.Providence.org/medfordpmg
Providence Sports Medicine at Central Point is affiliated with high school athletic programs at
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Jacksonville Review

Gratitude, Never on Monday
Photo by Al Case, Ashland Daily Photo

by Frank De Luca

In this month of gratitude, I would like to give thanks to our members, volunteers, the City of Jacksonville
and the many stakeholders listed below for their continued support of all things Britt.
–Donna Briggs, President & CEO
PREFERRED BUSINESSES–BUSINESS PARTNERS
Adroit Construction Co
Airport Chevy
Associates for Oral and
Maxillofacial Surgery
Ausland Group
Bicoastal Media
Butler Ford
Caldera Brewery
C&K Markets (Rays)
Jim Collier
Courtyard Marriott
Cutler Investment Group, LLC.
Dutch Bros.
EdenVale Winery
Elan Guest Suite and Gallery
Folin Cellars

Foster Denman
Frozen Gourmet, Inc.
Grants Pass Radio Group
Harry & David
Hertz Car Sales of Medford
Holloway HR & Management
Hunter Communications
Jacksonville Inn
Jacksonville Review
Jahnke Heating and Air
Kaleidoscope Pizza
KDRV-TV
King Aesthetics
KMVU-TV Fox 26
Knife River
KOGAP

2 Hawk Winery
250 Main
AAA Oregon
Animalkind Holistic
Veterinary Clinic
Anjelica Day Spa
Artistic Piano Services
Asante
Ashland Chamber
Ashland Food Co-op
Ashland Gallery Assoc.
Ashland Homes Real Estate
Ashland Orthopedic Associates
Back Porch Bar & Grill
Bear Creek Boutique Wineries
Bella Union
Belle Fiore Winery
Blue Door Garden Store
Branson Chocolates
Bybee’s Historic Inn
C St. Bistro
Cary’s of Oregon
Country House Inns
Country Quilt Inc.

Craterian Performances
D. A. Davidson & Co.
Dancin Vineyards
Doug Morse - John L. Scott
Eagle Point Golf Club
Ed’s Tire Factory
Eleglance Home Decor
Farmhouse Treasures
Frau Kemmling
Gary West Meats
Gastroenterology Consultants
Gates Home Furnishings
Greenleaf Restaurant
Hellgate Jetboat Excursions
Henry’s Foreign Auto
Homewood Suites
Hornecker, Cowling,
Hassen & Heysell LLP
Human Bean
Jacksonville Mercantile
Jacksonville Oregon
Lodging Association
Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital
Jacksonville’s Magnolia Inn
JJ Realty Group, Inc.

Mel and Brooke Ashland
Ronald and Patricia Ashley
John Ashmore
Joan and Richard Avery
Annette and Andy Batzer
Shirley Blaul
Donna and John Briggs
Anne Brooke Hawkins
Bob and Terri Budesa
Lori and Rob Buerk
Mike and Carolyn Burrill
Janet Campbell
Steve and Susan Casaleggio
Gayle Clason
Mr. Scott Clay
Jill Cobb and George Thomas
Katharine Danner
James and Jeanne Davidian
Don and Linda DeWald
Robert and Karen Doolen

Jon and Sam Elliott
Marylata Elton
Grace Emori
Terry Erdmann and Paula Block
Bradley W. Fritts
Cynthia Furrow
Bruce and Kathy Garrett
Vivienne and Peter Grant
John and Marsha Hall
Mr. James Harper
Kerri and Doug Hecox
Debra and Robert Herriott
Jake and Kelly Hershey
James and Linda Holder
Richard and Kerry Hunter
Bonnie Johnson
Julie and Ron Kantor
Carolyn and Bob Kingsnorth
Carol and Tony Laenen
Marilyn Lewis

Radio Medford
Ram Offset
Original Roadhouse Grill
Rogue Regency Inn
Rogue Valley Manor
Southern Oregon Magazine
Southern Oregon Orthopedics
SpringHill/TownePlace Suites
Summit Family Dental
Sunrise Café
Umpqua Dairy
United Risk Solutions, Inc.
Weisinger Family Winery
Wells Fargo
Western Beverage

KTVL News 10
Ledger David Cellars
Little Caesars Pizza
Medical Eye Center
Moss Adams LLP
Mt. Shasta Spring Water
Neuman Hotel Group
Ninkasi Brewing Company
Opus Broadcasting
Pacific Office Automation
Pacific Power
Party Place
PayneWest Insurance
People’s Bank
Providence Medical Center
Quady North Winery

PREFERRED BUSINESSES–ADVERTISERS
Scott Valley Bank
Segway of Jacksonville
Sherm’s Food 4 Less
Siskiyou Singers
Sizzler
SO Neurological & Spine Associates
South Stage Cellars
St. Mary’s School
STIM Coffee
Summit Family Dental
Terra Firma
The Chateau at The Oregon Caves
The Crown Jewel
The English Lavender Farm
The Woodcarving Place
TouVelle House B & B
Travel Medford
Triune Integrative Medicine
UBS Financial Services
Weisinger Family Winery
Wells Fargo
Western Beverage
Wild River Brewing Co.
Willowcreek Gifts

Jones & Associates
Judge Hanna House
KDP Certified Public Accountants
Lake of the Woods Resort
Medford Women’s Clinic
Melissa C. Taylor Cottage
Mercy Flights
Oberon’s Tavern
Odd Fellows & Rebekahs
Oregon Advanced Imaging
Oregon Community Foundation
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Paddington Station
Pallet Wine Company
Penny & Lulu Studio Florist
Plaza Inn & Suites
Prospect Hotel Bed & Breakfast
Retina and Vitreous Center
Retina Care Center
Retirement Planning Specialists
Rogue Air Park
Rogue Valley Zipline Adventures
RoxyAnn Winery
Scheffel’s Toys, Inc.

On a bright Monday morning, Whit
asked if I would write an article on
gratitude for the November Jacksonville
Review. My reply, “Not feeling grateful
right now. Check back
with me on Thursday.”
I was having a difficult
day. People were
behaving badly. I was
not high on humanity.
I needed more time
to grumble and to
feel angry. I couldn’t
possibly feel grateful
until at least Thursday.
I signed my e-mail,
“Frank, sometimes Doc
De Luca.” Admittedly,
my answer even
amused me.
You see, some people
know me as Doc
De Luca, the one who
teaches and counsels
on living a rich life,
on holding a positive
attitude and coming
forth with your best.
Of course one of the keys is practicing
gratitude. Not today, thank you. So
what happened between Monday and
Thursday? I needed to take a few deep
breaths and reboot.
I had to step back and notice that my
feeling of resentment was much juicier,
much more compelling than gratitude.
Gratitude took work. Resentment was
an easy ride. Resentment made me feel
narrow and tight. How could I possibly
be open to something as expansive as
gratitude? I had to laugh. I had to choose.

I suppose we all have to choose what
we are going to make important, where
we are going to focus our attention. I
could just as easily focus my attention on
the smell of the leaves
on this beautiful,
balmly fall day, or on
the fact that I live in
a town where I feel
safe and connected to
others. I could focus
on all the gifts I have
been given: my health,
my relationship, my
family, my friends, my
freedom. I could focus
on these things. Would
I? That is the choice.
Some days I don’t
have to choose to focus
on gratitude. Gratitude
seems to choose me. I
feel effortlessly in the
flow of life, guided,
supported and glad to
be alive. But on those
occasional Mondays...
If there is anything
I could say as Doc De Luca it would be
this: have great compassion for yourself,
for your inconsistencies and for the
inconsistencies of others. Life is good.
We’re just not always tuned to the right
channel. We have the capacity to perceive
and receive the goodness of life. Open
your eyes. Open your heart. Don’t wait
until Thursday.
Frank De Luca, Ph.D., is a counselor and
teacher who lives in Jacksonville. Find out
more about him at arichlife.com or contact
him at frank@arichlife.com. Photo: Ken Gregg

Making Memories: Holiday Wreath-Making
at Hanley Farm is November 28

ORCHESTRA HOST FAMILIES
Jerry Senogles and Katy Cauker
Jim Sharp and Cindy Stevens
Scott and Christin Sherbourne
Van and Loretta Sias
Elizabeth and Jeff Simas
Liz and Stephen Smith
Christine and Henry Soper
Iris Sperry
Laura Stille
Skip and Gayle Stokes
Lucia Strasburg
Jason Strauss
Patricia and Charlie Tossavainen
Roberta A. Varble
Leslie Vidal
Chris and Maynard Vitalis
Brooke Warrick and Alison Stevens
Claire Wight
Judy and Fred Zerull
HelenAnn Ziegler

Virginia McGraw
Shannon McIntyre
Jim and Donna McKee
Janet Meyer
Susan Miler and David Doi
Tam and Barbara Moore
Roger and Christine Moore
Carl and Mary Nelson
Candice Nichelson
and Greg Billingsley
Soren Olsen
Laurie and Michael Parker
Matt and Diane Patten
Mac and Peggy Peffley
Sue and Mike Polich
Allan and Cindy Rasmussen
Art Rosine and
Marsha King-Rosine
Maryanne Rossini
Allan and Dianne Rowell
Ilene Rubenstein

BRITT ORCHESTRA MUSICIANS
Robb Aistrup
Debbie Akerlund
Erin Banholzer
Blayne Barnes
Naomi Barron
Molly Barth
John Bartlett
Karen Bea
Mike Becker
Rhett Bender
Mark Bergman
Michael Blaney
Joe Brown
Daniel Chavez
Jim Chubet
Anne-Marie Chubet
Scott Cole
Bruce Colson
Julia Coronelli
Chad Crummel
Viviana Cumplido Wilson
Jordan Curcuruto
Ryan Darke
Steve Davidson
BRITT SOCIETY BOARD

Jim Decker
Russ deLuna
Lou DeMartino
John DiCesare
Alicia DiDonato Paulsen
Matt Eckenhoff
Wendy Edgar
Tony Edwards
Leslie Fagan
Andrew Farina
Nate Farrington
Kimberly Fitch
Aubrey Foard
Jodi French
Kei Fukuda
Jeff Garza
Barbara George
Gabriel Globus-Hoenich
Stas Golovin
Leah Goor Burtnett
Jenny Gunter
Page Hamilton
Theodore Harvey
Erich Heckscher

Harrison Hollingsworth
Patrick Horn
Seth Horner
Gwen Hutchings
Hisami Iijima
David Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Iggy Jang
Juan Jaramillo
Kirsten Jerme
Peggy Johnston
Conrad Jones
Jim Karrer
Andy Kolb
Owen Kotler
Matt Lano
Erin Lano
Eric Lee
Clara Lee
Andrea Levine
Jason Lichtenwalter
Louanne Lotz
Mark Lotz
Ruth Marshall

Joey Salvalaggio
Maria Semes
Ralph Skiano
Caroline Slack
Lew Sligh
Ross Snyder
Becky Soukup
Bruce Sweetman
Nic Temple
Johnny Teyssier
Ray Tischer
Lisa Truelove
Adam Trussel
Lydia Umlauf
Lydia Van Dreel
Emma Votapek
Adam Wallstein
Sara Wilbur
Eric Windmeier
Katie Wychulis
Johanna Yarbrough
Kaori Yoshida
Gabe Young
Leyla Zamora

BRITT STAFF

BRITT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Sharon Williams Linda McGuire Mike Burrill, Jr. Jason Anderson
Chair
Jan Ritter
Lucy Pylkki
Tim Balfour
Lauri Parker Bob Wiiliamson Kelsy Ausland
Vicki Capp
Vice Chair
Steve Sincerny
Mike Mace
Doug Diehl
Jim Holder
Daniel Morse
Jim Earley
Sarah Lynch
Treasurer
Matt Patten
Vicki Purslow
Bob Turner
Secretary
Ken Trautman
Catherine Wood

Jenny Massey
Meredith McCook
Theresa McCoy
Kevin McKee
Karen Meikle
Ida Mercer
Troy Milleker
Jane Mitchell
Michael Molnau
Joanna Morrison
George Nickson
Becca Olason
Jeff Otto
Joan Paddock
Joseph Pagán
Michele Parker
Nicki Payne
Sarah Peters
Jeannie Psomas
Vicki Purslow
Monica Reilly
Alex Rosenfeld
Michael Russell
Rene Salazar

Teddy Abrams
Music Director &
Conductor
Sky Loos
Director of
Operations
Mike Sturgill
Director of
Programing

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Sara King Cole
Marketing Director
Dena vanCantfort
Creative
Marketing Mgr.
Bobby Abernathy
Development Mgr.
Jill Seistrup
Development Assoc.

Marie Carbone
Box Office Mgr.
Kay Hilton
Director of
Education & Eng.
Mark Knippel
Orchestra Mgr.

Julie Kantor
Finance & Emp.
Benefits Manager
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Director of House
Operations
Chrissie Middleton
Admin. Assistant

November 28, Holiday Wreath-Making at Hanley Farm: Make your holiday
wreath using materials cut fresh from the farm. PLUS, warm cider, cookies, popcorn,
children’s games, items from the Hanley Mercantile, etc. PLUS, Santa has agreed to
visit the farm! He will learn from children of all ages what’s on their Christmas wish
list! 1053 Hanley Road, 11:00am-3:00pm. Admission: FREE! Wreath Kits: $15 (SOHS
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November 2015

The Unfettered Critic

by Paula Block Erdmann & Terry Erdmann
Survivor: The Martian Chronicles

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ars is an unlucky place to be
stranded. The planet awaits,
desolate and bleak, offering
an environment with no air to breath,
no water to drink (well, a little, if recent
reports pan out), and no food to eat. The
surface is dead. This, of course, makes
Mars a lively and fertile landing site for
screenwriters to deposit their characters.
Which they’ve done a number of times,
with varying success.
Last month we suggested that The
Martian, from director Ridley Scott, would
prove a worthwhile two-plus hours of
entertainment. And
we were correct! Matt
Damon, as stranded
astronaut Mark
Watney, made us glad
we were stranded with
him. Unintentionally
deserted on the red
planet by his NASA
crewmates, Watney
evaluates his chances
for survival and states,
“I’m gonna have to
science the s*** out of this.” And so he
does. By definition this is a science fiction
movie, but it’s science fact that moves it
along, breathing life into the story, the
characters, and the planet itself.
If you jump back half a century, to
1964, you’ll find a movie that’s a close
parallel to The Martian. The aptly named
Robinson Crusoe on Mars is a re-imagining
of the classic novel by Daniel Defoe.
Actor Paul Mantee portrays an astronaut
studying Mars from orbit. When his ship
malfunctions, he’s forced to eject. On the
surface he faces many of the same travails
that Watney does in The Martian: thirst,
hunger, and oxygen deprivation. But
rather than using science, the character
survives initially by following clues
provided by Mona, the lab monkey who
accompanied him on the trip, and later,
by the arrival of an alien he cleverly
names “Friday.” Granted, Robinson Crusoe
on Mars isn’t nearly as realistic as The
Martian, but if you come upon the DVD,
take a look; we think you’ll enjoy it.
Many of the other Mars survival films
tend to play like “Ten Little Indians” (as
in the children’s nursery rhyme or the
Agatha Christie story), with stalwart
astronauts/scientists being killed off one
at a time. Red Planet (starring Val Kilmer,

Tom Sizemore and Terrence Stamp), from
2000, starts with a similar premise as the
current film. But in this case, science isn’t
their friend, as the ship’s helpful robot
malfunctions and begins to hunt down
and eliminate the characters. Critics at the
time reported that the movie had “zero
gravity” and suffered from “a decaying
orbit.” Ouch.
Mission To Mars, also from 2000, didn’t
fare much better. Don Cheadle plays a
stranded survivor, while Tim Robbins
and Gary Sinise form a rescue team.
Together, they learn that Mars may not

be so dead after all. One critic called the
film “‘Mission impossible’ to watch.”
Critical viewers, noting a resemblance
to a much-loved earlier film, dubbed it
“2001 for Dummies.”
Which brings us back to The Martian.
It’s smart. It’s entertaining. It’s realistic.
It’s nice to see a film about NASA as an
agency that’s back in the exploration
business with a budget healthy enough
to launch men and women into
space. Today’s premier astrophysicist
Neil deGrasse Tyson, an admitted
curmudgeon when it comes to evaluating
movies set in outer space, lauds the film
for getting "enough of the science right."
That’s high praise for him.
We agree. Most of Matt Damon’s scenes
take place on the spectacular Mars sets.
But the scenes shot on sets resembling
NASA and Jet Propulsion Lab facilities on
Earth enhance and even launch much of
the excitement.
Having those agencies at hand, of course,
means that our Martian’s survival doesn’t
depend at all on a monkey named Mona.
Paula and Terry each have long impressivesounding resumes implying that they are
battle-scarred veterans of life within the
Hollywood studios. They’re now happily
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CLAY OLK
Our 40th Annual Show
2015

POT TER Y
SHO W & SAL E
November 20, 21, 22
Friday 4 pm - 9 pm
Saturday 10 am - 7 pm
Sunday 10 am - 4 pm

Medford Armory
1701 S. Pacific Hwy (Hwy 99)

FREE ADMISSION

Peter Alsen

Ray Foster

Glenn Burris

Gail Pendergrass

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Pioneer Village, Barnett Woods and Farmington Square
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John Dodero's Urns, Cachepots,
and More – at the Clayfolk Show
If you have a homeless orchid, you may
need a cachepot, crafted by Jacksonville
potter, John Dodero. Likewise, if you
yearn for an urn, potter John may have
just the thing.
Dodero specializes in raku—a type of
pottery fired to red-hot temperatures and
then pulled abruptly from the kiln, only
to be plunged into organic, combustible
matter that changes any exposed clay
to a graphite black. His colorful glazes
are intentionally designed to crack—or
as potters say, "craze"—on the pot's
surface. The result is a beautiful jigsawpuzzle pattern of crazing, accentuated by
delicate black lines.
Dodero pots are strikingly uniform.
The reason lies in his forming techniques.
The pots are made by pouring clay
into plaster molds—but not the kind
that turns out the China cats your Aunt
Ethyl paints. These are large molds
crafted by John himself.
Aside from uniformity,
the advantage is
thinness: John's pots
are amazingly light in
weight for their size.
While cremation urns
have been his bestsellers—mainly online
and through funeral
homes—he produces
several other designs.
Cachepots, in case the
term rings no bells for
you, is a French word for
decorative containers in
which plants are grown.
(Unlike a conventional
planter, a cachepot has
no hole in the bottom.) John also makes
"volcano pots," designed to bring their
namesake to mind.
Dodero has lived in the Jacksonville
area since 1977, but he also has a
background in the Southwest, where
he first learned about clay and first
developed an appreciation for Native
American ceramic vessels, particularly
as a result of a workshop with famed
Pueblo potter, Maria Martinez. Primarily,
however, he is self-taught—and, in fact,
has had to invent techniques and glazes
that would allow his inner vision to
become tangible works of art. His current
designs blend the shapes of Southwestern
pottery with gravity-defying forms
from Japan, the birthplace of the raku
technique. The brilliant, solid colors are
also John's own idea—and quite unusual
for raku ware. "The last 25 years have
been spent exploring Asian motifs and
finding a fusion/commonality with the
West," he says.

You can see pictures of this artist's
work online, at his website: http://
raku-ceramic-pottery.com/. Even better,
you can meet him and hold one of his
pots in your hands at the upcoming
40th Annual Clayfolk Show and Sale,
November 20th, 21st, and 22nd in the
Medford Armory. It’s
the largest clay art show
in Southern Oregon.
And it’s the weekend
before Thanksgiving: the
perfect time for holiday
shopping.
The Clayfolk event
will feature more than
sixty clay artists, most
from Southwestern
Oregon—but some as far
away as Bend, Portland,
and Northern California.
There is no admission fee.
Holiday shoppers
at the show will find
both decorative and
the functional pottery,
including dinnerware, jewelry, tiles,
sculpture, and garden art, crafted in
porcelain, stoneware, earthenware, along
with Mr. Dodero's raku. (There will be a
few other raku potters there, too.)
The doors are open Friday from 4:009:00pm, on Saturday from 10:00am to
7:00pm, and on Sunday from 10:00am to
4:00pm. The best selection, of course, will
be available when the show commences
on Friday afternoon at 4:00pm—
coincidentally, when the live music
begins. Saturday and Sunday shoppers
can see pottery-making demonstrations
by participating clay artists, and children
will have the opportunity for hands-on
clay experiences on Saturday (10:00am5:00pm) and Sunday (11:00am-3:00pm).
The Medford Armory is located at 1701
South Pacific Highway. For last-minute
information, please go to the Clayfolk web
site at www.clayfolk.org or visit us on
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/
ClayArtists?fref=ts. See ad this page.

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

Medford Senior Center
510 E. Main St.
Medford, OR 97504

We’ll have:
• Hamburgers
• Pigs in a blanket
• Chips
Door Prize
• Sodas

Tickets!

Enjoy live music!

Come and dance your socks off to
Chris & Dom at our 50’s style Sock Hop!

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To RSVP call Pioneer Village by Dec. 1, 2015

541-899-6825

Cemetery Clean-Up Days - Thank
You From The Friends—Our sincere
appreciation to the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints for all that
they accomplished in helping to cleanup the cemetery grounds on Saturday,
September 19. Volunteers painted,
pruned, picked-up branches, raked and
bagged leaves. There were close to sixty
people, many family members, who
turned-out for the cleanup. This year the
Church's September 11, Day
of Service and Remembrance
was dedicated towards seven
local Pioneer Cemeteries:
Rock Point, Central Point,
Antelope, Jacksonville,
Eastwood, Log Town and
Sterlingville. As most, if not
all our Historic Cemeteries around the
state, rely on volunteers to care for the
grounds and provide for preservation and
restoration work, their assistance to that
end, was most appreciated by all.
We would also like to say thank you
to those Boosters and all the community

volunteers who were able to join us on
Saturday, October 3, for our annual fall
cleanup. A lot of leaves were bagged and/
or placed on tarps, helping us to clean-up
and prepare the grounds for this year's
Meet the Pioneers program. Thank you for
helping to care for our Silent City on the Hill.
A Marker for Johannas—In the
September, 2015 edition of the Jacksonville
Review, an interesting story by Carol
Knapp appeared, Digging Jacksonville
-Artifact 11: Mourning
Buttons. In the story,
Carol talked about
the little gravesite of
Johannas Biede and
the simple cradle made
of wood and wire that
mark his grave. Last
year, the Friends of Jacksonville's Historic
Cemetery purchased a headstone and
placed it above the cradle so that residents
and visitors would know who the little
soul is that rests there. Johannas Biede is
buried in the German Order of Red Men
Section of the Cemetery.

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

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GRANITE RIDGE
Painting by Elaine Witteveen
Finding Meaning in Life through
Art—Have you ever wondered what the
purpose of your life is? How to make
sense of the seemingly random things that
happen? Questions like these can keep us
up late and make us feel unsettled as we
move through our daily routines. Bizarre
events can throw us out of balance, even
into despair. A study at Paris Descartes
University says art can help us answer
those questions…just by looking at it!
Artists often incorporate visual clues and
illusions into their work to evoke specific
responses, and these visual references
can help our brains find meaning in the
arbitrary. Sometimes an artist’s mind shifts
into an altered state; returning to normal
consciousness, they’re surprised at what
they’ve painted. Our brains are amazing,
and “seeing” through another’s eyes can
shift our perception, awakening pathways
and making connections that change our
understanding of the world around us. If
you’re feeling off-center and not sure why,
try taking some time to visit an art gallery
or museum. Simply doodling as you relax
at home could coax forth an insight that
connects the dots. You might even discover
something deeper that gives you peace.
Halloween Party!—Art Presence is
having a second reception on Saturday,
October 31 from noon-4:00pm to
celebrate Halloween. Two pioneers from
“Meet the Pioneers” will come in full
costume to tell their stories at 2:00pm.
Come in costume yourself, enjoy treats
and have fun making a mask!
Give the Gift of Art for Christmas!—
Last year’s Small Treasures show was
well-attended and successful—both for
the artists and those who purchased small
treasures for holiday gifts! This year’s
show opens on November 6 and runs
through December 27 with a reception on

Saturday, November 8 from noon-3:00pm.
Score collectible paintings by Elaine
Witteveen, long time Jacksonville resident
& Artists Workshop founder who passed
away in March of this year! Art Presence
will continue to show and sell her works
through year’s end at greatly reduced
prices—another fabulous gift-giving
opportunity!
Offsite Art Exhibits—View more exhibits
of original art by Art Presence members:
• Pioneer Village: Anna Elkins’ show
of paintings and sketches continues
through January
• 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
remain on display through November
• Jacksonville Library: Paintings by
Shan Lollis hang in the Naversen
Room through November
What’s Happening Upstairs?—Bring
your pencils and sketchbook and draw
professional models from life in our
Figure Drawing studio every Monday
from 1:00-3:00pm. Just $10/session!
Reserve our classroom for your class,
workshop or meeting— Contact Anne
Brooke at 541-941-7057.
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 design work at www.
hannahwestdesign.com.

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

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alifornia and the Oregon
Territory seemed like the
“promised land” to individuals
in the eastern half of the United States
dreaming of riches, adventure, or better
lives. But first they had to get here.
There were basically two routes—by
land and by sea. Jacksonville pioneer
Cornelius Beekman chose the latter and
his experience of coming by sea was
described in the June 2015 Jacksonville
Review Pioneer Profiles. This month and
next we’ll share the experience of those
who came overland via the Oregon Trail.
“We cast our lots and sought our fortunes
in the far West. It meant leaving our homes,
our loved ones, our parents, and our friends
to endure the hardships of a long and tedious
journey.... to brave the dangers of camp life in
the mountain wilds, added to the terrors and
fears of molestations by the Indians. Our reason
for coming to Oregon . . . to get free land in the
heavenly country where sickness was hardly ever
known.” - Mary Jane Smith Watkins, 1852
What we know as the Oregon Trail,
was laid by fur trappers and traders
from about 1811 to 1840, and at first was
only passable on foot or by horseback.
Then from the 1840s to the coming of the
railroad, some 400,000 settlers, ranchers,
farmers, miners, businessmen, and their
families traveled the Oregon Trail and
its offshoots in search of new homes and
the riches the West had to offer. In the
process, they created improved roads,
"cutouts," ferries and bridges that made
the trip faster and safer every year.
First to come were the settlers. In 1841,
a lonely caravan of 58 people followed
the trail, half coming to Oregon and half
following a land route to California.
Beginning with “The Great Migration
of 1843” when an estimated 700 to 1,000
emigrants left for Oregon, this trickle
became a flood. After the Mexican War
ended in 1847, another 4,000 ventured
west on the trail.
The 1848 discovery of gold in California
dramatically changed the character and
experience of traveling the trail. Men
dropped everything in a rush to get to
California. By the end of 1849 over 25,000
more people had traveled the trail and
arrived in California. The following year
another 55,000 migrated to California;
50,000 more came in 1852.
Congress’s Donation Land Claim Act of
1850 added to the emigration. It offered
free land in the Oregon Territory—320
acres to married settlers, 160 to unmarried
settlers—providing that they occupied it
for four consecutive years.
Independence, Missouri, was the main
starting point for the 2,000 mile journey
across the Oregon Trail to Oregon City.
After selling their land, machinery,
livestock, and household goods, most
emigrants journeyed by steamboat from
St. Louis to Independence Landing
where, with their ready cash, they
purchased the supplies they would need
for the long trek.
It was a difficult journey and took four to
five months by wagon. Ideally, a wagon

train departed in April so it could traverse
the Rockies and Cascades before the early
snows set in. And nothing contributed more
to the success or failure of the Western trek
than the wagons that carried the pioneers
across the miles of jolting wilderness.
Pioneers needed wagons strong enough
to haul loads weighing as much as 2,500
pounds, yet light enough not to overtax
the mules or oxen that would pull them
for the duration. To outlast the rugged trail
and months of wear, wagons needed to be
constructed of seasoned hardwood. Iron was
only used to reinforce the parts that took the
greatest beating such as wheels and axles.
Most emigrants on the trail came west
in their farm wagons, modified to take the
punishment and fitted with canvas covers.
These are the covered wagons—prairie
schooners—that most associate with the
Oregon Trail. A family of four might
manage with a single wagon. However, it
would not have been comfortable to ride
in, since wagons lacked springs and most
space would have been taken up with
cargo. If they could afford it, families took
more than one wagon.
Scholars estimate that up to threefourths of pioneer wagons were pulled by
oxen and most of the rest by mules. Both
oxen and mules could eat the poor grass
and sage en route where horses could
not. Although mules could go faster than
oxen, they could be stubborn, unruly, and
tricky to handle. Oxen were slower, but
more reliable and tougher. They could
haul fully-loaded wagons up ravines or
drag them out of mud holes.
A large wagon needed at least three yoke
(pairs) of oxen to pull it. During the late
1840s, a yoke of oxen cost between $25 and
$65. Mules cost about three times as much.
Many pioneers consulted trail
guides both en route and as they made
their preparations. These guidebooks
originated with personal diary accounts
and letters written to homes and
newspapers back east. Several guidebooks
were published before 1848, but hundreds
of them were printed after the discovery
of California gold. These trail guides
usually described the route, suitable camp
sites, the presence or absence of wood,
water, and grass; fords of rivers and
points of general interest. They also listed
items that people would need for the trail.
Typical cargo crammed inside a 4’ x 11’ x
3’ wagon bed might include the following:
COOKING UTENSILS: Dutch oven,
kettle, skillet, reflector oven, coffee
grinder, teapot, butcher knife, ladle, tin
tableware, water keg, matches.
CLOTHING: Wool sack coats, rubber
coats, cotton dresses, wool pantaloons,
buckskin pants, duck trousers, cotton shirts,
flannel shirts, cotton socks, brogans, boots,
felt hat, palm-leaf sun hat, sunbonnet.
FOOD: Flour (600 lbs.), bacon ( 400
lbs.), coffee (60 lbs.), baking soda, corn
meal, hardtack, dried beans, dried fruit,
dried beef, molasses, vinegar, pepper,
eggs, salt, sugar (100 lbs.), rice, tea (4
lbs.), lard (200 lbs.).
Pioneer Profiles - Cont'd. on Pg. 28

November 2015

Digging Jacksonville: Artifacts 13
The Oil Candle

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by Chelsea Rose

s the days get cooler, shorter,
and darker, it is a good time
to reflect on what it must have
been like to live in Jacksonville preelectricity. There were no switches to
flip to illuminate the kitchen while you
made dinner, or the living room as you
cozied up with a book by the fire. During
our excavations across
town we have found
dozens of artifacts
related to home heating
and lighting, all of
which illustrate the
suite of artifacts that
were once plentiful in
every home. Decorative
oil lamps, chimney
glass and wall sconces
have been found in
abundance, but the
most interesting item to
date was the brass “oil
candle” excavated from
the Britt house.
When the artifact
was first excavated, we were puzzled
by the curiously well-preserved little
brass tube. It was obvious that the base
would unscrew, and the top once it was
open. Guesses on its use ranged from
photography equipment, to oil can, to
chemical canister. However, as we did not
know its original use (or contents) we left
it alone until we could have the artifact
properly analyzed.
Over the past year we have been
sending archaeological materials to
the University of Idaho chemistry
department, where Dr. Ray von
Wandruszka and his students have been
conducting chemical residue analysis in
order to provide information about the
original contents and use of the artifacts.
When we sent them the mysterious tube,
Dr. von Wandruszka and his students
discovered that the artifact easily came
apart into three pieces, and that it was
likely used as type of lamp known as the

oil candle. The hollow chamber would
have held lamp oil or alcohol, and a
wick would have been threaded through
the central tube, so that it could be lit
at the top. The size of the item would
have allowed for it to fit within a regular
candle holder, or it could have been
carefully balanced directly on a table.
The oil candle was
found in a midden
(archaeologist
speak for trash pile)
along with mining
pans, toys, glass
photography plates,
and other household
items. While no
specific date has
been attributed to the
artifact, the larger
assemblage dates to
roughly the 1870s.
The oil candle allows
us to shed light on
daily life within the
Britt household. Did
Peter Britt use the oil candle in his studio?
Did it illuminate family dinners? Perhaps
Britt wanted to try the oil candle in order to
replace wax candles, or perhaps it was more
conveniently portable than an oil lamp. Did
the oil candle get tossed because it leaked?
Or maybe it never worked as advertised?
Most of these questions can never really be
answered, but nonetheless, the artifact helps
us better understand the everyday items
that made the Britt family house a home.
The 2010 excavations at the Britt Gardens
were funded by the City of Jacksonville.
Chelsea Rose is an historical archaeologist
who specializes in the settlement and
development of the American West. Chelsea
and the Southern Oregon University
Laboratory of Anthropology (SOULA)
conduct archaeology across Oregon and have
done several projects in Jacksonville. You can
reach Chelsea at rosec@sou.edu and follow
SOULA on Facebook/Southern Oregon
University Laboratory of Anthropology.

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s we continue working through
the creation of our newlymerged business organization—
Jacksonville Oregon Chamber of Commerce
& Business Association, we are revamping
our membership dues slightly and
adding an enhanced advertising level.
Primary Business rate remains at $175
with Secondary Business owned by the
same owner(s) also at $90. The Non-Profit
Membership dues are being reduced to $90
to align with our Individual rate. We have
the lowest membership dues in the region.
We are also moving the due date to
one-time in the year instead of having
rolling anniversary due dates for
individual member dues. This will allow
us to streamline our billing but will also
give us a set date by which we will have
membership confirmed. The billing date
is yet to-be-determined, however it will
occur prior to the summer season to
allow us to include membership status in
annually-revised publications, such as the
Merchant Map.
We are also adding an Enhanced
Advertising Package for $250 per year.
This rate replaces the JOBA membership
dues with all proceeds will be designated
to marketing. Basic Chamber membership
offers a business a listing on our website
with a photo, contact information with
live links to websites and email, and a
brief description of your business. The
Enhanced Advertising Package will also

give: 1) Placement in the rotating ad, 2)
Option to purchase placement in a new
banner ad, 3) priority in cooperative
advertising opportunities, 4) Inclusion
in Promotions page of the website, and
5) Live links to website in any related
content on the website. Chamber
membership is required to participate in
the Enhanced Advertising Package.
We recently updated the merchant
map we provide visitors to help them
find businesses. I was surprised to
discover how many local businesses are
not Chamber members, because as a
former business owner, my philosophy
was that being a member of the Chamber
of Commerce is just something all
businesses should do.
So I am surprised that these businesses
have decided to locate in Jacksonville but
choose not to participate as a member
of an organization that supports and
enhances the local community. At $175 a
year, our dues are not a hurdle. We even
offer payment plans.
We will be developing a program to
better recognize members of our newlymerged organization. Please look for
that in the near future as a way for you
to know which businesses are members
and express your appreciation for their
support of our community. If you are a
business who is not currently a member,
please check out our Member Information
at www.jacksonvilleoregon.org/chamber-info.

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hile I am a relative newcomer
to the Jacksonville Boosters
Club, I have quickly come
to appreciate and admire the people
of our town who have dedicated a
significant part of their lives to modeling
the Boosters mission, “To advance the
general welfare and improvement of
Jacksonville.” Perhaps
no one embodies the
Boosters spirit better
that our first president
and co-founder, Robbie
Collins. How I wish I’d
had the opportunity
to meet him but,
with the assistance of
Boosters member and
Town Crier, Larry Smith, I do believe I’m
coming to some understanding of this
Jacksonville icon.
Robbie was born in 1921 in Riverside,
California and, upon graduating from
Stanford, served in the Army Air Corps
in World War II. After the war, he moved
to the Rogue Valley where he and his
brother became successful lumbermen in
Central Point. He moved to Jacksonville
in 1962 and the rest is history.
Soon after his move to Jacksonville,
he learned of a proposed four-lane
highway project that would have bisected
Jacksonville and in the process destroyed
or removed from eleven to thirteen
historic homes and buildings. Mr. Collins,
by his own admittance, was not so much
interested in preserving the town; “I just
did not want a freeway one block from
my new house.” Still, he spearheaded an
opposition group to the highway project
and that was the birth of the Jacksonville
Boosters Club in 1963 when along with
eight other charter members they led
an aggressive, spirited and eventually
successful opposition to the proposed
highway. Robbie was to serve as the first
president of the Boosters Club, a position
he held from 1963-1968.
The major proponent of the highway
project was the very powerful
chairman of the Oregon State Highway
Commission, Medford native, Glenn
Jackson. After he lost the Jacksonville
bypass battle, he told Robbie “Now that
you have saved that %$#% town, what are
you going to do with it?” Well, that got
Robbie and the Boosters Club thinking.
One of the first post-highway projects

was the saving and restoring of the U.S.
Hotel, and Robbie was on his way to
becoming a nationally and internationally
known historic preservationist. This
led in 1966 to a large part of historic
Jacksonville being designated a National
Historic Landmark. This Landmark
designation is approximately 326 acres in
size and includes
688 structures
with more than
100 individual
buildings listed
on the National
Register of
Historic Places.
You will have the
opportunity to visit
several of these buildings in May 2016
when the Boosters Club presents its biannual Home and Garden Tour.
Robbie Collins went on to serve on
numerous boards, including the Southern
Oregon Historical Society and the
Historic Preservation League of Oregon.
Later he was vice-chairman of the
National Trust for Historic Preservation
and was awarded in 1980 the University
of Oregon’s Distinguished Service Award
followed by the governor’s Distinguished
Preservationist Award. While his
expertise and energy were in great
demand, he still found time to put on
great parties, build, along with long-time
friend, Marshall Lango, the historicallyappropriate, Beekman's Express Building
(now UmiSushi) and on a yearly basis
adopt Larry Smith’s Jacksonville
Elementary class which he frequently
visited, wrote letters to and sent items
from all over the world, including any
foreign money he had after a trip.
After his retirement from his
lumber business in 1984, he became
an international figure, assisting other
countries and cities in protecting their
historic culture. He eventually settled in
Singapore where he died on May 23, 2003
from dengue fever.
This is a small and inadequate tribute
to the man whom Jacksonville owes so
much. Obviously, his legacy lives on as
we walk the streets of our unique village
or work with the Jacksonville Boosters
Club that he helped found. If interested in
joining us and being a part of Jacksonville
history, please contact me at info@
jacksonvilleboosters.org.

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Tax Tips You Can Use

by Kathleen Crawford
& Angela Clague, Enrolled Agents

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his year I’ve seen a huge increase
in the number of 529 Plan
withdrawals to pay for college
expenses. While these plans offer a great
opportunity for contributions to grow taxdeferred, and, for the withdrawals to be
tax-free to the extent used for qualifying
education expenses, there are some
pitfalls which can offset certain otherwise
available tax benefits.
So what are “Qualified Education
Expenses?” If the student is enrolled
in an eligible institution at least halftime, then the expenses include tuition,
books, fees and mandatory supplies, as
well as “Room and Board” (up to certain
established limits). If the withdrawal
exceeds the expenses, the earnings portion
of the withdrawal may be subject to Federal
and State taxes, as well as a 10% penalty.
The question of who receives the
distribution is particularly relevant. This
involves the impact of the Dependency
designation. Whoever is eligible to claim the
dependency, either the parent or the student,
is eligible to claim the following benefits
(subject to phase-outs and limitations).
• The Exemption deduction
• Education credits
• Tuition and fees deductions
One of the rules for a parent to claim
a child’s dependency is that the child
may not provide more than 50% of their
own support. So… here’s the rub. The
distribution from a 529 plan to the student
may mean that the student has provided
more than 50% of their own support. The
parent loses the dependency exemption
and other associated benefits. Even
though these benefits are available to the
child, income and tax liability constraints

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could result in less tax benefits than if
the dependency is claimed by the parent.
In addition, any refundable portion of
the American Opportunity credit (up to
$1,000) might be lost when other IRS rules
involving age and earnings come into play.
If, on the other hand, the account
owner of the plan is a parent, then the
distribution is reported to the parent’s
social security number. The parent is
more likely to meet the support test, thus
claiming the dependency exemption and
other associated benefits, with potentially
larger tax savings.
When the 529 plan distributes directly
to the college, the issue of who owns the
plan remains in question. Conventional
wisdom holds that the student as the
beneficiary is the owner, so once again the
parent may not meet the support test.
Additionally, there may be a tax benefit
to withdrawing less from the 529 plan,
and paying for some costs out of pocket,
in order to maximize available tax credits.
There are many things to consider,
including other sources of income to the
student, as well as the AGI of a parent.
Tax rules are rarely straightforward. So
once again, I advise you to pro-actively
review your personal situation with a
tax professional, and see if some future
planning on how to designate/use a 529
plan might help you save some tax dollars.
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#13695) is located in beautiful, historic
Jacksonville at 610 N. Fifth Street across from
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The fine print: This article is for information
only. Please see your tax professional for
questions about your individual tax situation.

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Top 10 Benefits of Using
a Property Manager

ver 36% of
all singlefamily
homes in the United States are rental
homes and that number is climbing.
Home ownership was at an all-time high
in 2004 with 69.2% of single family homes
occupied by the owners; but, that number
has fallen to 63.5% and is expected to
continue to drop closer to 60% in the coming
years. This means there are an increasing
number of homes being rented by the
homeowner and as many as 50% of them are
being managed by the homeowner.
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What is an ETF worth? Similar to
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mutual funds, ETFs produce a Net Asset
Value (NAV) at the end of each day. This
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ETF trades based on the assumed value
of the underlying assets. This is referred
to as the “indicative value,” which is an
estimate of the assumed value of an ETF’s
holdings and is calculated throughout the
trading day.
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accurate? Investors in ETFs, just as stocks,
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fund they are buying. International ETFs
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market hours. But the ETFs trade in the
US during our trading day. ETF traders are
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markets open the next day. From this
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What is the role of ETFs in the market?
Over the past decade, ETFs have become
increasingly popular, mostly because
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component of what today is a $50 billion
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many had limits imposed on their price
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A Few Minutes with the Mayor

Historic Courthouse Tour
& Study Session

by Paul Becker

The State of Things

I

remember, as
a child, being
struck by the
Greek mythological
fable of Persephone, daughter of the
goddess Demetra, who was abducted by
Hades and brought into the underworld.
Demetra, whose task was to bring fertility
to the land, became so depressed she
renounced her divine duties, causing
winter to fall upon the earth. Zeus, seeing
the earth beginning to die, forced Hades
to return Persephone to her mother. But
Hades, smitten by Persephone's beauty,
tricked her into eating four pomegranate
seeds which forced her to return to the
underworld four months each year. Since
then, Demetra withdraws her presence
from the earth when her daughter goes
back to Hades and winter ensues until
her return.
What a charming way to explain the
four seasons. And how inventive, given
the real reason for the seasons which
the ancients had no way of knowing…
seasons are caused by the tilt of the
earth’s axis relative to the plane on which
the earth travels around the sun.
In no small way, this fable reminds me
of the current state of our nation. There
is a discontent in our land unlike any I
have ever experienced... not in wartime
nor in stressful times of depression or
recession. It’s there, beneath the surface
of our daily activities, an unsettling force,
quiet, unspoken. Our politicians, left
leaning, right leaning, and those with no
compass whatsoever, all have answers
for this unease. And… like the ancient
Greeks, their ideas have no relevancy to
the real problem. They offer reasons they
believe we want to hear. The economy
is worrisome, foreign policy is failing,
the President is a failure, Congress is
a failure, special interest groups are
destroying the country, the Republicans
are to blame, the Democrats are to
blame...etc., etc. Even if all of these are
true, and many are, I would submit there
is a far more basic reason for our unease.
The problem lies within "we the people."
According to surveys in U.S. News and
World Report:
80% of “high-achieving” high school
students admit to cheating
51% of high school students did not
believe cheating was wrong

Those cheating in school are 2.5 times
more likely to cheat in their relationships
than those who don’t
Almost 85% of college students said
cheating was necessary to get ahead
In short, we are a nation beset with a
citizenry lacking in truth as a moral compass.
What’s ironic about this is that liars usually
never understand they are their own worst
victims. They go blithely through life never
expecting to be caught, but almost always
are. The piper will be paid.
Etched in my memory is a time when
I played hooky from school and went
to the beach thirty miles away instead.
Against all odds, a customer of my
barber-father saw me and told him where
I was that day. When Dad confronted me,
shamefully I admitted the truth. I learned
an important lesson that day. Never lie!
Sadly, in every level of business and
government, we have liars who have
never learned that lesson. No community
is immune... not even our own. It is why
so many of us are looking to candidates
outside of the political mainstream
hoping for someone who speaks the truth.
On another level, we have been
taught to be a self-absorbed people
whose consideration is always about
"Me." This is inevitable when politicians
cater for votes by bribing citizens
with free handouts or promises they
have no intention of keeping. Even
our commercials exhort us to reward
ourselves. "We owe it to ourselves."
Pastor Larry Jung, in a recent sermon
at church, gave a remarkably simple
definition of true love. "The essence of
love is giving." This is diametrically
opposite to those who willingly lie, or live
by the rule of 'what's in it for me?'
I would add one more fundamental
truth. The act of giving without the
feeling one has to, offers its own reward.
Any doubts? Then talk to people who
give their time and services every day,
such as the volunteers in Food and Friends,
or those who reach out, such as the
Honduras Mission Team from our local
Presbyterian Church, a medical team
treating people in desperate need, or
the Rotarian's whose motto is "Service
Above Self." These are people who truly
give, and they are the antithesis of those
who, when looking at Life's mirror, see
only themselves.

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Jacksonville City Council cordially invites you
to tour our beautiful, historic Courthouse on
Saturday, November 7 from 10:00-11:00am.
The citizens of Jacksonville are encouraged
to attend the Study Session on Tuesday,
November 10 at 6:00pm, at Old City Hall.
Your ideas for the future of the second floor of
the courthouse are welcome at the beginning of
study session.
“It has been said that, at its best, preservation engages
the past in a conversation with the present over a
mutual concern for the future.”
~William Murtagh, first keeper of the National Register
of Historic Places

Photo: Ron Moore

City Snapshot
Council Formalizes Position on
Courthouse Complex—On October 6,
the City Council voted 5-2 to dedicate
the historic courthouse property as its
designated center for city facilities. This
action represents the most significant
decision to-date regarding the renovation
of the historic building. Councilors
Jocie Wall and Brad Bennington
represented the minority on the matter
while Councilors Jesser, Garcia, Gregg,
Lewis and Mayor Becker voted in favor.
The move, which was later backed by
formal resolution, green-lights staff to
pursue relocating City Hall and other
city services/offices to the Courthouse
complex. Language in the ordinance
provides council wiggle room in
the event renovation costs outweigh
estimates, allowing council to reverse
its position. Representing the opposing
view, Councilor Wall argued against
the planned move, stating it was
“premature,” lacking solid estimates for
operational and other expenses and that
the matter had not been properly vetted
with the public. Conversely, Councilor
Criss Garcia noted the “resolution
represented the guide… the compass…a
moment where we proceed or not…after
a discovery period of 3 years.”
Due to its significance, the Ordinance is
reprinted here:
A RESOLUTION DEDICATING THE
COURTHOUSE COMPLEX AS THE
CENTER FOR CITY FACILITIES.
WHEREAS, the City Council, after
accepting the property from Jackson County,
recommended the development of the Old

Courthouse Complex as a priority location
for City Facilities, and WHEREAS, this
recommendation may include future
relocation of other City Services, and
WHEREAS, it is recognized that all City
facilities may be accommodated, with the
exception of the Fire Department, on this
campus and will serve as the City Center,
and WHEREAS, the property known as the
Courthouse located at 206 N. 5th Street,
serves as the administrative center of the City,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY
THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
JACKSONVILLE, OREGON THAT:
The Courthouse Complex shall be the center
for City facilities as long as it is financially
feasible and staff is hereby directed to proceed
with planning for the development.
In a related matter, Council approved
a contract for electrical upgrades to
the Courthouse to Pacific Electrical
Contractors in the amount of $154,000.
Cemetery Expansion Now Possible—
Council unanimously approved a change
to the city’s Comprehensive Plan, rezoning a 10.5 acre parcel of beautifullywooded property adjacent to the
cemetery. The property was purchased
in October, 2010 from developer Chris
Galpin for the bargain price of $100,000.
The property had been zoned “HR-1”
(Hillside Residential -1 Acre) but is now
deemed “Special Protection” zoning.
This change allows for expansion of the
cemetery while providing long-term
walking trail connectivity to and from
Pair-a-Dice Ranch Road and access to the
Jacksonville Woodlands Association and
Forest Park trail systems.

City Survey Says…
The City of Jacksonville is surveying
the community on how to best provide
municipal information to residents using
technology services. The goal is to find
out which technologies can be best used
to improve your access to municipal
information, enhance communication
between residents and staff and support
your quality of life.
At the end of this process, the city hopes

to produce a standardized infrastructure
and reduce waste due to inoperability,
obsolescence and redundancy of
computer systems.
Please take some time to complete this
survey before Friday, December 18th—it
can be accessed at www.surveymonkey.
com/r/JvilleCitizenSurvey and on the
front page of the City of Jacksonville
website www.jacksonvilleor.us.

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

JACKSONVILLE CITY SCHEDULE
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, November 3, 6:00pm (OCH)
PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, November 11, 6:00pm (OCH)
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, November 17, 6:00pm (OCH)
HARC: Wednesday, November 25, 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

September 15 to October 15, 2015
Call Type – Total Calls
Abandoned Vehicle - 1
Alarm - 4
Animal Complaint - 13
Assault - 1
Assist - Other Gov't/Law
Enforcement Agencies - 72
Assist Public - 151
Burglary - Business - 2
City Ordinance - 5
Civil - 1
Death - 1
Disorderly Conduct - 1

Domestic - 2
Fugitive - 1
Larceny - Theft - 2
Noise - 4
Other Crimes - 1
Property - 4
Subpoena Service - 1
Suicide Threats - 1
Suspicious - 24
Traffic/Roads - All - 9
Trespassing - 2
Vandalism - 1

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The Firehouse Needs an Upgrade

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In response to the Editor’s commentary
in last month’s edition of the Review, I
agree that our fire department needs to
be housed in a structurally secure facility,
one designed to resist a significant seismic
event. While South American earthquakes
have nothing to do with the liability of a
similar event in Oregon, the devastation
and loss of life in
Chili dramatically
remind us of
the local seismic
potential for
havoc. However,
while it is true
that Jacksonville’s
old fire station is
substandard, it
is also true that
it would not be
easy to build a
new facility for our little town. First, the
question arises of land acquisition, a
significant effort in this city as our supply
of available land dwindles. Second, the
station’s current location is central to the
town, so an equally well-located site is
unlikely. Third, unless another site were
available, no new facility could be built.
Fourth, it is likely that the new facility
would grow in size and cost due to the
necessity for application of optimal design
standards for new emergency facilities and
the resulting budget overruns so common
to public projects in general.
It may be the best and more
immediately available option to reinforce
the existing structure in a way that will
not materially interfere with emergency
operations and will be much less costly
in time and funds than the process of
siting, designing, and constructing a new
facility. While the extent of earthquake
disaster that could occur here has the
potential to overtax any small town fire
agency regardless of the architectural
qualities of its own “home”, there will be
value in first exploring alternate structural
solutions for vastly strengthening the
existing firehouse, which is built of
unreinforced (or marginally reinforced)
concrete block with a brick veneer. There
is also some question regarding the

stability of the underlying soils should
they be subjected to serious ground
motion—a common issue in town which
would need to be addressed in site
selection for a new facility as well.
One of the easier, and likely best
solutions for the fire station, is to have
a steel “cage” of spaced vertical and
horizontal
members
engineered to be
applied (bolted)
to the exterior
or interior of the
vehicle storage
area walls and
to the roof’s
perimeter without
damaging their
character. A new
footing system
can be designed for this as well should
it be determined to be necessary. The
system can be installed without crippling
interference with daily operations, and
can be done fairly quickly for a much
smaller cost and in far less time than a
new building. Any electrical system and
communications deficiencies could be
addressed simultaneously.
The old station is a locally noteworthy
building with some a history—a
“contributing resource” per the most
current survey—and on that basis
alone an argument can be made for its
preservation and an upgrade whether
the fire department remains there or not.
The money should be spent regardless
of the scenarios for its use, assuming its
preservation were to be mandated by the
HARC and Council.
Lastly, so long as an affordable
structural solution exists for seismically
retrofitting the firehouse, there should be
no call for a redirection of funds for the
ongoing retrofitting and refurbishment of
our beloved Courthouse. The firehouse
ministers to the town’s body, the
Courthouse to its soul.
This was submitted by and is the opinion
of Gary R. Collins, AIA. (Mr. Collins, an
architect registered in both California and
Oregon, resides in Jacksonville.)

Moving Jacksonville City Services to the Old
County Courthouse… Really?
In a stunning move with little or no
public notice or process, the Jacksonville
City Council adopted Resolution number
R2015-011, to relocate some city services
to the Old County Courthouse. The plan
is to finance the building retrofit with
Urban Renewal funds which are normally
used to enhance commercial viability and
livability in the community. It is easy to
envision these funds to run dry before
completion leaving the citizens on the
hook for the remainder.
The proposal contains no: Preliminary
site map, reports from the Planning
Commission or Historical Architectural
Review Commission, supporting
evidence of public process, cost analyses,
future administrative spatial needs, how
it may affect the downtown business
community, nor any supporting evidence
cited from our Comprehensive Plan.
It is not clear, what city services will
be relocated, associated cost, or any
articulation of a compelling need.
Cities ought not work this way. City
resources should not be directed to
projects just because a few individuals
think it is a good idea—there needs to be
an open and exhaustive public process on
commitments as large as this. The City no
longer has a functioning Committee for
Citizen Involvement, a State mandated
Committee to disseminate and gather
information for City Planning that could
properly address issues like this.
It is interesting to note that this
Resolution is in direct conflict with
the existing Resolution number 1048
adopted in May of 2010, "Dedicating the
Miller Civic campus as the center for city
facilities." Resolution 1048 does include
evidence of all the aforementioned

documentation lacking in Resolution
number R2015-011. The City has devoted
considerable time and money to enact the
plan outlined in Resolution 1048, most
likely that will all be wasted.
The cost of this abrupt change in course
and the lack of public process pales in
the complete neglect to a more pressing
issue the City has been grappling with
and was addressed with the adoption
of Resolution 1048. The remodel or
relocation of our Fire hall has been a
pressing issue for many years due to its
age and vulnerability to natural hazards
in time of emergency—the disregard
for this issue in my view is potentially
dangerous and myopic.
The desire to utilize and maintain our
historic and picturesque Old County
Court House is admirable, but have other
options been thoroughly explored to
achieve this goal? Is the City taking on
this potentially monumental and costly
task necessary to save this important
asset? Considering the fact the current
city facilities are more than adequate to
house City Administration, Police, and
Public works, why are we doing this?
When I first started my twenty-odd
years of service to Jacksonville City
government in the late 1980's everything
but the public works department was
housed in what is now our fire station; I'm
not advocating we go back to that, but we
are a very small city and I believe we should
prioritize the use of our scarce resources,
and involve as many Citizens as possible
in plans of this magnitude that can have far
reaching impacts on its Citizens.
This was submitted by and is the opinion of
John Dodero, Jacksonville citizen and business
owner since 1977.

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November 2015 Events Calender • More at JacksonvilleReview.com
Jacksonville Art Events
November 2015!
Art Presence Art Center!
Small Treasures!

Art Presence will 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!!
Nov 6–Dec 27: Give the gift of art
this Christmas! Our annual Small
Treasures show offers holiday
shopping with small artworks at
gift-friendly prices. Paintings by
Elaine Witteveen still available!!
Reception Saturday, November 8 from 12–3pm.!

Life Drawing!

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’ show of paintings and
sketches continues through January.!
Jacksonville Library
!
Show of paintings by Shan Lollis
continues through November.!
Medford Library!!
!
Our Valley and Beyond, paintings by
Linda Curtis, and Mad Tea Party,
assemblage sculptures by Leona
Sewitsky 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.!
art-presence.org!

GoodBean Coffee!

November 1–30: Margaret
Stermer-Cox!

Award-winning watercolor
painter Margaret Stermer-Cox
shares a colorful, humorous
collection of stylized
expressive realist paintings
featuring Toy Pony and Ms.
Kitty. A blend of southwest
colors and northwest mood.!
165 South Oregon Street ~ 541-899-8740!

South Stage Cellars!
Through Nov 12: Steve & Sue
Bennett (continued)!
Nov 12–Dec 31: Cooperative
Exhibit of 2015 Artists!

After the Bennetts’ show ends, we
will exhibit paintings by all our
2015 artists, with new artist Sophie
Birch. Enjoy live music and wine
tasting with the artists at a !
reception on Dec 5 from 5–8pm!!

Painting by !
Sophie Birch!
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

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• 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.

• Friday, November 20, 7:30pm: voices of the
applegate. Historic Presbyterian Church. Also
on Sunday, November 22, 3:00pm, Applegate River
Lodge. See article this page.

• November 6-December 27: art presence
"small treasures" show & sale.
Reception on Saturday, November 8, noon-3:00pm.
See article page 9 and ad this page.

• Saturday, November 21, 10:00am-noon:
volunteer training at beekman
house. See ad page 10.

• Saturday, November 7, 9:00am-4:30pm: winter
dreams/summer gardens, RCC/SOU
Higher Education Center.
• Saturday, November 7, 10:00-11:00am: historic
courthouse tour. See ad page 15.
• Saturday, November 7, 6:00-10:30pm:
victorian holiday ball, US Hotel
Ballroom. See article this page.
• Tuesday, November 10, 6:00pm: city council
study session on historic
courthouse. Jacksonville citizens encouraged
to attend. See ad page 15.
• Tuesday, November 10, 6:30pm: social
security workshop, Jones & Associates.
See ad and article page 14.
• Wednesday, November 11, 2:00pm: veterans
day service. Historic Courthouse. See article page 5.
• Friday, November 13, 7:00pm: movie night at
old city hall, "Shanghai Express."
See article this page.
!
• Saturday,
November 14, 10:00am-noon:
volunteer training at beekman
house. See ad page 10.

• Friday, Saturday, Sunday, November 20, 21, 22:
clayfolk pottery show & sale.
Medford Armory. See ad and article page 8.

• Sunday, November 22, 11:00am-5:00pm:
APPLEGATE VALLEY UNCORKED.
Self-guided wine tour. See ad page 4.
• Saturday, November 28, 11:00am-3:00pm:
holiday wreath-making, Hanley Farm.
See article page 6.
• Saturday, November 28, 5:00-7:00pm:
jacksonville's victorian
christmas celebration merchant
open house & holiday tree lighting,
Downtown Jacksonville. See ad next page.
• Friday, December 4, 5:00-7:00pm: pioneer
village 3rd-annual sock hop.
Pioneer Village. See ad page 8.
• Friday & Saturday, December 4 & 5: garden
club's annual holiday greens
sale. N. Oregon Street near Post Office in alcove.
See article page 5.
• Friday-Sunday, December 4-6: providence
festival of trees. Public Viewing. Medford
Armory. See ad next page.
• Saturday, December 5, 10:00am: JACKSONVILLE'S
victorian christmas parade.
Downtown Jacksonville. See ad next page.
• Weekends, December 12&13, 19&20, 26&27:
jacksonville's victorian christmas
celebration. Downtown Jacksonville.
See ad next page.

Celebrate the Season in
Victorian Fashion!
On Saturday, November 7, kick-off 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 6:00-10:30pm. The evening includes a cash bar
along with live music featuring Victorian-period tunes with
called dances. The dancing will commence with the Grande
March at 8:00pm, with other Victorian traditions observed.
Victorian or evening dress is requested and a photographer
will be available for formal pictures. Tickets are $55, with
a portion of the proceeds benefitting preservation of the
historic C.C. Beekman House. For reservations, please call
Sharon Becker at 541-326-6832.

November Movie Night at Old City Hall
We have a real treat for film fans this November… one of the most visually
startling films ever made in Hollywood! No, that isn’t hyperbole… it’s a fact. The
film is Shanghai Express and it won an Oscar for its cinematography. It stars Marlene
Dietrich, photographed so dramatically that it defined her screen persona for the
rest of her life. But, it also possesses a supporting cast that directors seldom are given
to work with. Not the least of these is Anna May Wong, perhaps the most famous
Chinese-American actress in history, who plays a prostitute in this pre-code film.
This is the ultimate “train” film… a story of nine passengers on their way through a war-torn China engulfed
in civil war with dissident and powerful warlords. Virtually every element of society is represented: a British
missionary, an American businessman, a French military retiree, a British medical officer, an American widow, a
Chinese prostitute, and Dietrich who plays a “fallen” white woman who early-on states, “It took more than one
man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.”
Then there is Warner Oland, of Charley Chan fame. Here he plays a mysterious passenger who is half-white and
half-Chinese and, as it turns out, holds the fate of the other passengers in his hands.
A great example of pre-code Hollywood, Shanghai Express screens on Friday, November 13th at 7:00pm.

Voices of the Applegate Free Local Concerts November 20 & 22
Voices of the Applegate, directed by Blake Weller,
brings its fall offering to Jacksonville and Applegate with
diversified offerings including Workin' for the Dawn of
Piece, Follow the Drinkin' Gourd, and Ashokan Farewell
from PBS's series "The Civil War."
If you’ve seen the current run of Guys and Dolls at
Oregon Shakespeare Festival, you’ll especially enjoy two
numbers from that musical. Rounding-out the program will
be several sea chanties, a West Indies calypso piece and a
Zambian celebration song that will absolutely rock you!
Both concerts are free, with donations graciously
appreciated and accepted. Catch the concerts at the historic
Jacksonville Presbyterian Church, 6th & California Streets,
on Friday, November 20, at 7:30pm, and at the Applegate
River House, 15100 Highway 238, Applegate, on Sunday,
November 22 at 3:00pm.

Jacksonville’s Victorian
Christmas Celebration

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• Saturday, November 28 : Merchant Open House, 5-7pm
and Holiday Tree Lighting, 5:30pm
• Saturday, December 5: Victorian Christmas Parade, 10am

Photo: Becky Abbott

• Weekends, December 12 & 13, 19 & 20, 26 & 27:
Father Christmas, Carolers, Town Crier and Hot Cider,
Beekman House Holiday Tours & More!
Please visit JacksonvilleOregon.org for full schedule of events!

Photo: Susan Murphey

Photo: Carrie Robertson

Photo: Paula Block Erdmann

Victorian Christmas is coordinated by the Jacksonville Chamber of
Commerce & Business Association. For more information, please
call 541-899-8118 or email chamber@jacksonvilleoregon.org.

Photo: Sheila Hagadone

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Holiday Gift Shop, sponsored by Murphy Company
Pictures with Santa, sponsored by Macy’s
Teddy Bear Hospital, sponsored by Medford Radiological Group
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Home Warranties & Homeowner’s Insurance
by Sandy J. Brown, AICP

Investing in real estate is one of the most
important decisions you’ll make.
Hiring a real estate broker EDUCATED
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uying a home requires
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Occasionally, something happens soon
after escrow closes, just when you should
be enjoying your new home. That is
when questions come up about what
homeowner’s insurance covers versus
what a home warranty covers. Here is
more information on each.
Home Warranties—A simple
definition of a home warranty is that it is
an insurance policy for the basic systems
and appliances in your home that
your standard home insurance policy
will not cover. This includes central
air conditioning, plumbing systems,
washing machines and more. Many
buyers request a warranty for the first
year in order to cover any unexpected
issues that might happen.
When you buy a home warranty, you
must realize that the repairs are going to
be done by the business contracted by
the warranty company and not by your
favorite plumber. Also, there is usually
some money involved, because you are
required to pay for a service call when the
repair person comes to your home. Any
appliances covered will be replaced by a
new appliance of comparable value if the
original appliance cannot be repaired.
A basic plan normally includes: heating
systems, water heaters, plumbing and
electrical systems, ovens, ranges, garbage
disposals, microwaves and cook tops
as well as ceiling and exhaust fans and
plumbing stoppages. Many companies
allow you to expand your plan to include
your central air conditioner, refrigerator,
clothes washer, dryer, garage door
opener, well pump, pool and spa.
If you are buying a home that has
some older components and appliances,
you should consider asking for a home
warranty from the seller or purchase one
yourself. It could save you considerably
if the water heater goes or the oven stops
working. Alternatively, if the house
is new and the appliances are under
warranty, there is not much of a need to
get a home warranty.
Homeowner’s Insurance—A standard
homeowner’s insurance policy includes
four types of coverage:
1. Coverage for the structure of your
house—This pays to repair or rebuild
your home if it is damaged or destroyed
by fire, lightning or other disaster
listed in your policy. When purchasing
coverage, it is important to buy enough
to rebuild your home.

Most standard policies also cover
structures that are detached from your
home, like a garage. These structures
are usually covered for about 10% of
the amount you have on your home.
For example, if you have $100,000 in
homeowners insurance and someone
crashes into your barn, the policy would
cover 10%, or $10,000 in repairs.
2. Coverage for your personal
belongings—A home insurance policy
covers a lot of your personal belongings,
but not necessarily everything. You’ll
need additional insurance if you have
many expensive items like jewelry, furs,
or antiques.
3. Liability protection—Homeowner’s
insurance coverage includes liability,
which means it covers you when you or
your family members cause injuries or
damage. This includes if your dog bites
someone (medical payments) or someone
falls and injures themselves.
The liability portion of your policy pays
for both the cost of defending you in court
and any court awards—up to the limit of
your policy. You can purchase an excess
liability policy which provides broader
coverage, as well as higher liability limits.
4. Additional living expenses—
When you can’t live in your home, your
homeowner’s insurance covers your
living expenses, including hotel bills and
meals, though your policy will have limits
on how long you stay and how much you
can spend.
No matter which policy you get, it’s
not going to cover everything than can
damage or destroy your home as there
are many items typical policies don’t
cover, including floods, earthquakes,
etc. And even if insurance is available,
you may not be able to buy it if
your home has features that make it
vulnerable. For example, it may be
difficult to get insurance for a home
with unrated wood shake roof shingles
in a wildfire hazard area.
It should be noted policies vary from
company to company this article is meant
to provide general information only. If
you have additional questions or you are
interested in purchasing a homeowner’s
insurance policy or a home warranty, be
sure to contact an insurance agent or a
home warranty professional.
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
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The Literary Gardender
by Rhonda Nowak

Peek at Some Pretty Winter Bloomers

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n the winter of 1849, Amelia
a wide variety of muted pinks, purples,
Bloomer published her first edition
and greens. My favorites are the actual
of The Lily, a newspaper devoted to
black-colored hellebore (a hybrid of H.
women’s issues in which she advocated
orientalis), and the speckled cultivars.
for less-restrictive female garments. More
They bloom best in at least partial shade.
than three decades
Heather (Erica
later, members of the
carnea)—I grow pink,
“When you find a burden in belief,
Rational Dress Society
yellow, and whiteor apparel, cast it off.
daringly suggested that
flowered heather in
– Amelia Jenks Bloomer
no woman should have
sunny areas of my
to wear more than 7
garden and, although
pounds of underwear.
I love them all, my
Imagine what these
favorite is ‘Ice Princess’.
ladies would think if
This cultivar sends out
they stepped into a
bunches of small white
Victoria’s Secret store
umbels throughout
today!
winter, reminding me of
Although ladies’
thimble-sized clumps of
bloomers are a thing
snow clinging to the tips
of the past, we can
of branches. Admirably
still follow Amelia
hardy, the flowers of
Bloomer’s advice and
winter heather are
“cast off burdensome
surprisingly delicate.
beliefs,” one being that
Cyclamen (Cyclamen
our winter gardens
coum)—Most people are
must be devoid of
familiar with the pink,
blooming color. It’s
red, and white flowers
true that most flowers
of potted cyclamen,
in the wintertime
but these tuberous
are not big showoffs;
perennials with pretty
they don’t have to
mottled foliage make
compete for the attention of pollinators
an outstanding groundcover in shady
like their spring and summer comrades
outdoor areas. Color provided by rounded
do. Nevertheless, when the weather
heart-shaped blossoms is an added bonus
turns drab, it’s such a delight to see
November through February.
plants growing in the garden, reflecting
Amelia Bloomer believed ladies’
the subtle beauty of the winter season.
clothing should be, above all else,
Here’s a peek at a few of my favorite
practical. She wrote, “It should conduce
winter bloomers:
at once to her health, comfort, and
Pansy (Viola x wittrockiana)—No
usefulness; and while it should not
shrinking violet, pansies thrive in cooler
fail also to conduce to her adornment,
weather, providing long-lasting spots of
it should make that end of secondary
color in a wide variety of combinations.
importance.” Similarly, with the exception
The Majestic Giant, Imperial, and
of pansies, all of the winter bloomers
Universal series are all bred for resistance
mentioned have interesting foliage that
against extreme cold and heat. My
make them useful in the garden yearfavorite is the 4-inch blotched blossoms
round. Then, just when our gardens most
of Majestic Giant’s ‘Deep Blue’ and ‘Fire’
need adornment, they happily oblige. I
cultivars. Pansies grow in full sun or
am sure Amelia would approve.
partial shade.
Rhonda Nowak is a Jackson County Master
December Rose (Helleborus niger)—
Gardener and teaches English Composition
Interestingly, the ‘black’ hellebore species
at Rogue Community College. Read more on
offers creamy white blossoms that are
gardening in her Literary Gardener column
not really flowers at all but bracts; niger
on Sundays in the Mail Tribune and on her
refers to the plant’s dark roots. However,
blog at http://blogs.esouthernoregon.com/
hellebore hybrids are also available in
theliterarygardener/.

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ne thing that I find extremely
attractive in a home is a wellstocked book shelf. I hope not to
be rude when I saunter over and read the
spines of your tomes. Whether you have
read them or not, beauty
is foremost in collecting
and design. You can
turn simple into simple
elegance by the book
arrangements you employ.
Use the magic of three,
or seven when arranging
a shelf. Stand three cloth
or leather-bound books
together, add a fine piece of art pottery or
a crystal vase. Now cluster seven books
and another object d’art. Try laying the
books on their sides for the next cluster,
with something attractive on top. There
are no rules, design and collecting is
subjective. You can turn a shelf full of
paperback novels into an attractive
display simply by adding interesting
items, as well.
Collectors and designers tend to want
to find antique books, volumes at least
100 years old. Leather-bound books give
a feel of richness and comfort to a room.
If you can find a rare first edition, or an
author’s collection, you have found a
treasure indeed.
I recently found a few 1880’s poetry
books that were crudely hand-bound,
with a soft suede cover, and loosely-sewn
pages. You must turn the pages ever so
carefully, so as to not tear the linen paper.
Cloth-bound books are often decorated
with colorful lettering and a simple
design. This style book gives a room a
cheery effect, and makes you want to pick
one and cozy-up with a hot cup of tea and

a quilt in a comfortable chair, and read
until the day forces you to stop.
You might have a color scheme to your
room so you will want to collect books
with covers of a certain color. It seems
like publishers
used red cloth
covers for a very
long time. Artwork
on the outside of
the pages is a very
interesting feature
and quite collectible.
Marbled pages,
gold-trimmed,
solid colors, swirled designs, all offer a
collector something to search for.
Tiny multi-volume collections are fun to
find. Numbered collections of Shakespeare
or poetry with the books being small
enough to fit in your pocket were popular
at the turn of the 20th century. Finding a
complete set is often a challenge.
Buying a book as a decorative object is
one thing, but don’t overlook the reason
for the publication in the first place. Is it
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you never know what interesting bit of
history, poetry or literature you might find.
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A Moustache for Your Prostate

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By Kadi-Ann Bryan, MD

n November, men around the
world will take on the challenge of
growing a moustache. This global
movement known as “Movember” aims
to raise awareness about important men’s
health issues, especially prostate cancer.
The American Cancer Society (ACS)
reports that about one in seven men
will be diagnosed
with prostate cancer
during his lifetime.
After lung cancer, it
is the second leading
cause of cancer death
in American men.
Prostate cancer
primarily affects men
over the age of 60.
Therefore as men age,
it is important for them
to be informed about
prostate health and to
be aware of changes
that may indicate a
health concern.
The prostate
increases in size as men
age. This condition,
commonly called BPH
or benign prostatic hypertrophy, occurs
in about 8 out of 10 men over the age of
50. To put this in perspective, by age 40 the
prostate gland may have grown from the
size of a walnut to that of an apricot. By
age 60, it could be the size of a lemon. This
may result in urinary symptoms such as
a slow stream, difficulty starting the flow,
increased frequency during the day or
night, or straining to empty the bladder.
BPH is usually progressive, therefore
it’s important to seek medical advice early
when symptoms first occur. Treatment
for an enlarged prostate include lifestyle
changes, drug therapy, and for severe
symptoms, surgery.

While men may develop symptoms of
an enlarged prostate, there are often no
early warning signs of prostate cancer.
In advanced cases where the cancer has
spread beyond the prostate, symptoms
may be similar to those of BPH. However,
these are not symptoms of the cancer itself;
instead they are a result of the blockage
caused by the tumor.
The good news
is, although this is a
serious disease with
more than 200,000
new cases each year,
the ACS reports
that most men in
the U.S. diagnosed
with prostate cancer
do not die from it.
This is primarily
due to careful use
of screening which
allows most men with
prostate cancer to be
diagnosed in the early
stages of the disease.
Screening involves
an examination of
the prostate as well
as a blood test that helps your doctor
determine your risk of having the disease.
The American Urological Association
recommends that men between the ages
of 55 and 70, or earlier in those with risk
factors, discuss prostate cancer screening
with their health-care provider.
So this November, toss that razor blade
and grow your moustache in support of
prostate cancer awareness.
Dr. Bryan is a fellowship-trained urologist
specializing in robotic and minimally invasive
surgery. She treats urological conditions
in private practice and at Asante Rogue
Regional Medical Center and Asante Ashland
Community Hospital.

November 2015

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Students and their families had a
wonderful time at the annual Harvest
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games, face painting, cakewalk, food,
prizes, a jumpy house, costumes and
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the district hired a new teacher for a
third/fourth grade blend class. The goal
in adding this teacher was to lower the
third through sixth grade class size to 2532, from 33-36. An additional teacher was
also hired to help with reading and math
instruction in second grade. Classroom
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space is being used for instruction,
including the stage in the gymnasium.
Our teachers are working hard to make
this work and educate all our students!
Jacksonville students had a beautiful
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primary students (grades K-3) who ran
the most laps were Kent D., Ivar H., and
Seth H. They each ran 23 laps—almost
4 miles in a half hour! In grades 4-6, the
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nce again, events in society
have us pondering “Why?”
and “What can we do?” As
an avid student of current research
in genetics and brain science, I
truly believe there is something
we can do! We wonder: “What
makes a child a bully? What makes
another child empathic and caring?”
Although each of us is born with a
distinct temperament, it is the early
experiences that set the foundation
for our distinct personality. We must
foster “character building” early on so
that children learn the life skills that
will help them to achieve their highest
and best potential as future citizens.
One of the most important life
skills is “self-control,” which helps
a child to stop and think before
acting on an impulse. The area of the
brain that controls this function (the
prefrontal cortex) begins developing
in infancy and isn’t complete until
young adulthood—in the early to
mid-twenties. We can help newborns
begin to learn “self-control”—or selfsoothing skills—from birth. Some
babies self-soothe by sucking on a finger
or a pacifier; many babies enjoy a sense
of security by being swaddled; and
some babies need their parents to help
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Another important life skill is
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like to “walk in someone else’s shoes.”
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why a certain behavior is acceptable or
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ast Christmas Eve was joyously
spent at the Jacksonville Inn. A
week later, our family celebrated
at the Bella Union. Our grown kids
look forward to this every homecoming
because these places represent home
to them. We have no memories of
Jacksonville without Jerry Evans and
Jerry Hayes and our memory goes
back a quarter-century. I’m certain our
small town would not
be the same without the
twin culinary pillars of
Jacksonville.
Without the Bella Union,
our then teenage son
would never have learned
that unilaterally changing
the recipe on a signature
dish like the Banana Mac
Pie is a capital offense in
the restaurant business. I
guess he thought creatively
infusing fresh whipped
cream with banana extract would earn
him a quick promotion from busboy to
internationally acclaimed chef. He was
wrong. It did however earn him a welldeserved pink slip and a place forever in
Bella Union folk lore.
Our son tells the story of Jerry Hayes
personally delivering the bad news
then offering to smoke a farewell cigar
with him, no hard feelings. That’s pretty
cool. But then Jerry is pretty cool and
just one of the many reasons the Bella
Union remains wildly successful and a
huge perennial draw into this town for
over twenty-five years now. I’m pretty
sure the ‘banana man’ is still used as a
training tool for new hires as what not
to do. When our son comes home for the
holidays, I always make it a point to order
the Banana Mac dessert for the table. It’s
tradition. Besides, the tall and handsome
Navy Chief Officer can stand a little
humbling from time to time.
I can’t imagine a Jacksonville
without Jerry Evans and the venerable
Jacksonville Inn. Most do not know
Jerry was a senior executive at Harry
and David before deciding to jump into
the restaurant business in the mid 70’s.

It should surprise no one, especially
his employees, that he is a no-nonsense
corporate operator and runs his nationally
acclaimed iconic hotel and restaurant like
the Swiss train system, always first class
and always professional.
My first personal recollection of Jerry
was him sitting alone in our coffeehouse
one late afternoon some twenty years
ago. He was visibly shaken. I didn’t really
know Mr. Evans then
but felt the need to ask if
anything was wrong. He
invited me to sit down
and quietly disclosed
a best friend had just
abruptly lost his life.
Jerry was completely
broken-hearted and we
talked for not a short
while. He let me see a
vulnerable side most
people who know him
probably have never
seen. I’ll always remember that day.
Not long after, a beloved local teenager
working as a hostess at the Inn was
tragically lost in an automobile accident.
I have it on good account the hard
charging, ever-present perfectionist boss,
upon receiving the news, quietly walked
into his office, closed the door and didn’t
come out for the rest of the day. That is
the man I know.
As I grow old and watch an entire
generation pass by, I’m reminded of these
two visionary restaurateurs and how
much they’ve complimented the quality
of life for everyone calling Jacksonville
home. As clouds of smoked garlic and
pesto waft seductively down California
Street and the scent of roasting prime
rib hits you over the head like a culinary
club; remember the two men who took
the risk so many years ago to make
it all happen. To our family, their
establishments are and always will be
the twin pillars of Jacksonville.
Michael is a coffee entrepreneur and
sometimes author living in the Pacific
Northwest with his lovely wife, Mary. For
more articles on small town life, faith and
refection, visit Michael’s blog at wordperk.com.

Kiwanis Honors Student of the Month
for October
For the month of October, the Kiwanis
Club of Jacksonville honored Andrew
Allen, a senior at South Medford High
School. His proud parents are David
and Alison Allen of Medford. Andrew is
carrying a 4.0 grade point average.
Some of his many classes have included
Honors English, AP English Literature,
Algebra and AP Calculus, Economics,
Honors Biology, Honors Chemistry, and
he is currently in his 5th year of Spanish.
He has many activities which include
varsity football, baseball, swimming,
choir, Links Leader, Adventure Club,
and Honor Society. He is working on
becoming an Eagle Scout, and is involved
in service projects with his church.
Andrew’s first major goal is to get
accepted into BYU-Provo and then defer
for two years as he goes on his LDS
Mission. He wants to get a job this coming
spring and summer to start saving money
for college and his mission, and will be
applying for scholarships.
Andrew feels strongly that his father
has been a great influence on him
growing up. He wants to be just like his
father when he becomes an adult. His
dad has taken him on skiing and camping
trips, and they just finished their second
century ride around Crater Lake on bikes.
Father and son have been on fifty-mile

Andrew Allen and Kiwanis' Dave Wilson
backpacking trips and have climbed Mt.
Shasta twice. These adventures have
helped him learn about perseverance,
hard work, accountability, respect, love
of the Earth, determination, and the
importance of a positive attitude.
Andrew loves playing the piano as
a stress reliever, and enjoys singing,
playing sports, and providing service for
others.
The Kiwanis Club was very proud to
honor this outstanding student.

November 2015

Soul Matters by Kate Ingram, M.A.
In Memoriam: Civility

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t was a busy day at the graveyard.
Abnormally busy. Raking leaves
from my parents’ gravesite I noticed
a number of people walking by. It took
me a while to figure out that a burial
service was taking place close by, a fact
I finally deduced not by the attire of the
passers-by—which was more suited to a
trip to the mailbox than to mourning—
but from the sheer number of persons. As
the service commenced I stopped raking
in respect and stood quietly as witness.
That’s when it happened.
A cell phone rang, and I watched in
stunned disbelief as one of the mourners
(and I use that term loosely) took the call.
In an audible voice he engaged in a five
minute conversation, graveside. I still
have a bruise on my jaw where it dropped
and hit the ground.
Now, is this normal? I’m sad to say, yes.
But acceptable? Understandable? Not in
my book. Full disclosure: I was raised by
old-school parents born in the 1920s who
taught us manners and to think of others
before acting. But my dismay about this
incident goes beyond personal affront
and propriety; the loss of decorum and
respect for others concerns me because
it is an indicator of nothing less than the
disintegration of society.
Civility is the glue that holds us all
together. It re-minds us, which is to say,
it puts us back in our right minds, into a
proper perspective, lifting our besotted
gaze above the screens on our iPhones
and directing our consciousness to others
and to the world around us. Defined as
politeness, respect, consideration and
good manners, civility serves to soften
the rough edges of life with grace and
thoughtfulness.
Civility suffers in a fast-moving,
perpetually preoccupied and selfcentered society. In fact, civility cannot
exist alongside narcissism: the two
are mutually exclusive. And ours is a
painfully, often obscenely narcissistic

culture. And unfortunately, selfcenteredness and rudeness has a virallike effect, particularly in an already
fragmented society.
There is another, related element at
play here, and that is the importance of
ritual. Where civility reminds us of others,
ritual reminds us of the ineffable. Ritual
is the bridge between what is seen and
what is not seen. It provides a framework
that orients us in times of great transition:
funerals, weddings, coming-of-age and
graduations are all times when a person
is leaving one epoch of life for another;
ritual is what guides us through that
process while simultaneously re-minding
us of the profundity and sacredness of
these passages.
Without ritual the extraordinary
transformations of life become ordinary
and unremarkable; so unremarkable that
one can have a little chat about the price
of broccoli in the middle of a funeral.
Temporarily blinded both to those
around us and to life’s ineffable nature,
these threshold experiences lose their
significance and potency; the soul starves
for lack of meaningful connection and
life loses its depth and meaning. Without
civility and ritual, nothing is sacred, and
when nothing is sacred anomie ensues:
we become disconnected, self-absorbed,
lonely and lost. And the more split off we
become, the less anything matters. It’s a
vicious circle.
Where civility reminds us of our proper
relationship to others, ritual reminds us
of our proper relationship to the cosmos.
They are the bookends that bind us to our
dual nature of humanity and divinity,
reminding us that we are not an isolated
center of an inanimate universe, but a
bright light in its soulful vastness.
KATE INGRAM, M.A., is a therapist, soul
coach and author whose mama raised her right.
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The Brave November Turkey

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by Ashleigh Scheuneman

he crisp air, the ice blue sky,
and the smell of turkey in the
oven signify November. Oddly
enough, turkeys are in abundance here
(not to mention deer) yet we can’t hunt
any of them. Around Jacksonville, people
are out walking their dogs, both in
sweaters, doing early Christmas shopping
in our unique little shops. People mill
around the GoodBean, a steaming
coffee in hand. Kids are at home doing
homework, and the waterpark is empty.
As for me, November is a time to sit on
the couch with a hot chai with whipped
cream in hand, watching the deer and
turkeys step gingerly through the red,
orange and brown leaves, abused by
the wind. My mom will make pumpkin
bread, and we will eat it for breakfast. My
sisters will be upstairs playing, and my
dad will be telling us about his day.
There is one turkey that has caught my
attention as I watch the animals around
our house. It’s the hurt turkey. This
turkey has a leg that is broken and bent
slightly backwards making it limp along
behind the other turkeys. It has been hurt
since at least July because that’s when I
first saw it at my grandparent’s house. I
think that it is amazing how tough that
turkey is. It’s been like this for at least five
months, and it still manages to keep up
with the other turkeys. This just goes to

show that even if you’re down, you can
get back up and keep going. If a turkey
can do it, why can’t we? An example of
this is shown in my Grammy. She has
rheumatoid arthritis and she still manages
to play tag with my sisters and take care
of my new baby cousin. This just goes to
show that we can be strong. I think we
were made for so much more than just
sitting and watching our life go by.
So, if you find a hardship in your
life, don’t give up. Persevere, and push
through it. Many other people are going
through the same thing you are, so you’re
not alone. I know that my God is always
with me, and that I am never alone. He
says that He will neither leave you, nor
forsake you. That’s where I draw my
strength from. I think that a good note for
me to leave this at is this. Where do you
draw your strength from?
Janessa Joke:
Where is it always 90 degrees?
In the corner!
Ashleigh Lu
Scheuneman lives in
the Jacksonville hills
with her mother, father,
and two sisters. She is
14-years-old and is in
8th-grade. When she
grows-up, she would like
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s we turn up our heaters
and woodstoves, the
humidity indoors declines.
If your eyes are burning, aching, or
constantly tearing, you may have dry
eyes. Over time, visual clarity and
even eye health may be compromised if your eyes are too
dry.
“Dry eye” means that your eyes do not produce enough
tears or that you produce tears which do not have the
proper chemical composition. The tears are composed of
an outer oily layer that keeps moisture from evaporating, a
middle watery layer, and an inner mucus layer that helps
the tears stick to the surface of the eye. If these three layers
are not present in the right amount, dry eye will result.
Often, dry eye is a result of the natural aging process.
It can also be caused by blinking or eyelid problems,
medications like antihistamines, oral contraceptives and
antidepressants, a dry climate, wind and dust, computer
use, general health problems like arthritis or Sjogren’s
syndrome, and chemical or thermal burns to your eyes.
Dry eye is exacerbated by a dry indoor environment
created by air conditioners, woodstoves, and heaters, so
increasing indoor moisture with a humidifier or tea kettle
may relieve symptoms.

Common Myths About the Flu Shot: What You Need to Know
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If you have dry eye, your symptoms may include
irritated scratchy, dry, uncomfortable or red eyes, a burning
sensation or feeling of something foreign in your eyes,
and blurred vision. Oddly, excessive tearing can also be a
symptom of dry eye—it is a reflex reaction to the surface
dryness. Chronic dry eyes may result in damage to eye
tissue, scar your cornea (the front covering of your eyes)
impairing vision, and make contact lens wear difficult.
If you have symptoms of dry eye, see your optometrist
for a comprehensive examination. Dry eye cannot be cured,
but your optometrist can prescribe treatment so your
eyes remain healthy and your vision is unaffected. Some
treatments that your optometrist might recommend include
blinking more frequently, increasing humidity at home
or work, using artificial tears and using a moisturizing
ointment, especially at bedtime.
Omega 3 supplements, such as fish oil or flax seed oil, may
help improve tear quality if taken in sufficient doses for at least
a month. For some individuals, small plugs may be inserted in
the corner of the eyes to slow tear drainage, or surgical closure
of the drainage ducts may be recommended. Alternatively,
you may require prescription eye drops that reduce
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hen fall comes around, you’ll know you’re
going to hear it—a warning from doctors
about the importance of getting a flu shot.
Along with those messages, you hear people around you
tell you why you shouldn’t get one. A lot of those reasons
are wrapped up in myths. Providence Health & Services is
busting those myths.
MYTH: You can catch the flu from the vaccine.
TRUTH: If someone gets sick after getting the vaccine,
they blame the shot. That’s not the way it works, though.
The vaccine is made from an inactivated virus that isn’t
able to transmit infection. So anyone who gets sick after
receiving the vaccination was going to get sick anyway or
contracted the flu during the one to two weeks it takes for
the vaccine to take effect.
MYTH: Getting the flu vaccination is all you need to
do to protect yourself from the flu.

TRUTH: We should all give our bodies a hand in
warding off disease and there are several ways to do
that. While the flu shot goes a long way, it’s not the only
thing you should be doing. Use common sense, as wellavoid contact with those who are sick, wash your hands
frequently and get plenty of rest.
MYTH: You don’t need to get a flu shot every year.
TRUTH: The flu virus changes each year, so getting
vaccinated each fall is important to make sure you have
immunity to the strains most likely to cause an outbreak.
If you have questions about the flu shot, contact your
primary care physician. Shots are also available at many
pharmacies.
Providence Medical Group serves thousands of patients
throughout the Rogue Valley and southern Oregon. For more
information about the flu vaccine, to make an appointment or to
find a doctor, visit www.providence.org/medfordpmg.

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WEAPONRY: Rifle, pistol, knife, hatchet, gunpowder,
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HANDY ARTICLES: Surgical instruments, liniments,
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slaughtered en route for meat.
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Joyfull Living by Louise Lavergne
Access to the Fountain
of YOUTH

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want to share a “magic cure” to help
you and your body feel younger
and healthier right now. As my
Thanksgiving gift, I’m giving you an
opportunity to experience it from the
comfort of your home. Let me help you
experience what studies by numerous
researchers suggest can help slow down
the biological clock, restore youthful
vigor and ease some of the negative
effects of aging. Simply slowing down
your breathing can begin to slow down
the aging process and lower the most
common cause
of disease: stress.
But it’s not easy
to create peace
amongst the
business of life.
The peaceful
state of mind
and body
achieved with
Yoga, (especially
JoyFull Yoga
& JoyFull
Sound Healing
meditations) allows you to relax your
mind and body, relieving stress and
helps you create a healing environment
to strengthen your immune system,
lower inflammation, as well as look and
feel younger. "There's a reason why
experienced meditators live so long
and look so young," says Eva Selhub,
MD, medical director of the Mind/Body
Medical Institute. Her research suggests
that yoga and meditation also raise
the body’s melatonin levels. Melatonin
is a hormone that regulates sleep and
influences other body hormones. Higher
levels of melatonin activate the body’s
own natural healing processes.
A study published in the Cambridge
journal Behavioral Cognitive Psychotherapy,
measured the impact of yoga on the
trait of mindfulness, which the authors
define as “the ability to be in the present
moment and in a peaceful state of mind
and body.” They found that yoga can
help prevent anxiety and depression as
well as improve brain function. Another
study, published in the Indian Journal of
Psychology and Pharmacology, looked at the
effect of yoga-nidra (meditative relaxation
that is part of JoyFull yoga and sound
healing classes) on the blood glucose
level in diabetic patients. It shows that
guided relaxation in yoga classes can help
control Type-2 diabetes. The data also
suggests that symptoms of menopause
(and PMS) are reduced by yoga, including

hot flashes, insomnia and mood swings.
As I get older, I get complemented on my
“ageless glow” and get asked about my
“secret.” The answer is a daily practice
of taking time to breathe and cultivate
a peaceful and joy-full heart!! If you are
experiencing chronic pain, menopause,
man-a-pause (for men), depression,
thyroid issues, fatigue, etc. chances are
you have high levels of stress and the fact
is that it’s not going to take care of itself!!
There is a magical fountain of youth and
it is available to you but it requires your
full participation.
Learning to
create a strong
foundation to
balance the
demands of life
with self-care
for your body
and mind is key
to be healthy,
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showing how you can start creating a
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I am also offering a Special Silent
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you deepen your ability to create a
peaceful environment in your Body,
Mind and Spirit. This is a great way
to start the holiday season so you can
en-joy the gift of a peaceful and joyfull holiday season. It will be held at
the JoyFull Yoga Wellness center in
Jacksonville on Sunday, November 29th,
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Wishing you a beautiful and
meaningful Thanksgiving.
Remember to take time to breathe, and
embrace each moment with gratitude.
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In Memoriam – Evelyn Howard-Mayersky
Evelyn Howard-Mayersky passed
away peacefully after a series of
illnesses on the evening of 24 September
2015. She was able to communicate to
family present that she
loved them. It was a
pleasure to experience
the love and friendship
of Evelyn who exuded a
true zest for life. Growing
up in Scotland, she never
forgot her proud roots,
love of history or her
dearest friend Brenda.
As a young woman, she
immigrated to the United
States to forge a new
life and became a proud
citizen. For 30 years she
lived in San Francisco, a city she adored
for its cosmopolitan tastes. In 1988 she
moved to Jacksonville Oregon and
fell in love forever with its wonderful
community and the unmatched natural

beauty of the Rouge Valley. Most of
all, she loved her family and friends
and adored being surrounded by
her beloved dogs. She was a lifelong
reader who could become
immersed in a good book.
She had a wonderful
curiosity about the world
and never ceased to seek
better insight into a new
topic. She is survived by
her son, Colonel (Ret)
Bart Howard, grandsons,
2nd LT Connor, Aiden
and Liam; husband Lou
and daughter in law
Michal. She was preceded
in death by her beloved
late husband Thomas
“Bart” Howard. She would ask that
you donate to a charity such as the
Southern Oregon Humane Society. A
remembrance was held in October at
the Jacksonville Cemetery.

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Paws for Thought by Dr. Tami Rogers
Dig Deep!

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Providing compassionate
care for over 25 years
To us, our patients are like family. We’ve
seen families through generations of best
friends. We believe in a total wellness
approach to veterinary care which helps our
patients live long, healthy lives. A blend of
compassionate care and the use of the latest
medical technology, all at an affordable
price, makes Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital
the best choice for your pet’s care.

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all is officially here and
the holidays are fastapproaching. The holiday
season seems to make everything
brighter but despite the colder
weather, brings-out a warmth we don’t often feel the
rest of the year. The holidays also increase the visibility
of those less fortunate around us and, thankfully, leave
many of us searching for ways to help.
There are many organizations, human and animalcentric, that look to the general public for donations
this time of the year. I would like to invite you to join
our clinic in supporting two very worthy organizations
this holiday season! We are holding a Holiday Pet Food
and Supply Drive for the Jackson County Animal Care
and Control Center and C.A.T.S (Committed Alliance to
Strays). We have done this for the last three years and
thanks to the generosity of our clients, collected over
1,500 pounds of food! Numerous blankets, beds, collars,
office supplies, and more were also collected.
The J.C.A.C. and C.A.T.S provide care to thousands
of animals every year. Though they are often overcapacity, they rarely turn animals away, and they
provide excellent care for the animals in their shelter.
They depend on fees and charges generated by their
programs (license fees, shelter-related charges, adoption
fees, donations, etc) for daily operation. Both of these
organizations depend greatly on volunteer support and
on the financial support of donated funds and supplies.
So, how can you help? Below is a list of supplies that
both of the organizations are in constant need of. Add a
few of them to your grocery list the next time you shop,
go through your cupboards, clean-out your office, and
dig through your garage. Then, bring it all by our clinic
(Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital, 937 N 5th St. here in

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Jacksonville) and we will gladly get it to them for you!
• Pet food—both canned/dry for cats, dogs, puppies,
and kittens
• Old towels and rags for cleaning/bathing the animals
• Old blankets, rugs, and other bedding for the dogs
and cats
• Washable toys for the pets to help ease the stress of
kennel life
• Bleach, laundry detergent, and dish soap
• Pet shampoos, grooming supplies, and clippers
• Clay cat litter
• Small cat litter pans
• Food bowls for dogs and cats
• Spout-type watering cans for filling water bowls
• Collars and leashes
• Spiral notebooks
• Copy paper
Of course another big item that is not on that list is
MONEY! A check made out to Jackson County Animal
Care and Control or C.A.T.S can then be used to
purchase supplies as needed or can be applied directly
to the medical fund which is used to care for the medical
needs of animals that find their way to the shelter.
(Please specify in the memo portion of your check.) For
those of us that are unable to donate supplies or funds,
time is also a valuable resource. Give the gift of your
time and volunteer!
During the holiday season, and all year, it is critical
for us to share… so, Dig Deep into those pockets! Also,
remember to take a moment and give thanks for the
gifts that surround you… I hope you all have a very
wonderful holiday season!
Dr. Rogers can be reached at the Jacksonville Veterinary
Hospital at 541-899-1081 or jvhospital@qwestoffice.net.
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f you were thinking that
winter would bring your
cycling season to an end,
you may want to reconsider!
Jacksonville’s Forest Park offers
miles of trails to be explored, and
opportunities to keep your level of
fitness maintained until next spring!
Now, keep in mind that the following information
is recommended for trails that are not wet, muddy, or
slippery, as those conditions will only result in erosion
and ultimate deterioration. If those conditions occur, avoid
the Forest Park trails and opt for an isolated Forest Service
road with better all-season surfaces on which to ride.
If the weather and soil conditions are good, the trails
in Forest Park are prime for off-road riding year-round.
Eighteen miles of trail are designated for biker and hiker
use together, with one other trail designated “biker
only.” The rest of the trails are set aside for hikers only.
That doesn’t mean you can ride “hell-for-leather” on all
of them, as there are some hairpin turns due to steepness
of slope. To the best of my knowledge, these are all twoway trails, meaning you could meet up with someone

coming from the other direction—so pay attention and
never ride beyond your capability!
Many of the trail heads have signs indicating “allowed
uses,” in other words, whether or not a trail is “bike
only,” “hike only,” or both. Please pay attention and
adhere to these rules for the benefit of everyone.
In the Forest Park, there are 7 parking lots, so your
options for loops, distances, and degrees of difficulty
are limitless. The main road leading to all these parking
lots was recently re-surfaced, so negotiating these in the
winter shouldn’t be a problem. Of course, snow is always
a possibility, so be prepared.
Since we’re on the subject of preparedness, it’s always
a good idea to have an emergency kit in your car just
in-case you get stuck, have a flat tire, or have to spend
some time in the woods. Warm, dry clothing, some food
and water, first aid kit, and even a sleeping bag are good
to have along. In the Forest Park, cell phone coverage can
be spotty, so don’t depend upon it!
Always remember to pack out what you pack in,
leaving the area as you found it for others to enjoy. Have
fun, be safe, and ride responsibly in the Jacksonville
Forest Park.

THANK YOU to our Contributors!
• Tim Balfour
• Margaret Barnes
• Mayor Paul Becker
• Jeff Blum
• Kadi-Ann Bryan, MD
• Donna Briggs
• Hillary Brown
• Sandy Brown
• Bob Budesa
• Angela Clague
• Kathleen Crawford
• Dr. Julie Danielson
• Frank De Luca
• Marion Denard
• Paula & Terry Erdmann

• Graham Farran
• Phil Fishwick
• Tony Hess
• Kate Ingram
• Dr. Jeff Judkins
• Michael Kell
• Carolyn Kingsnorth
• Louise Lavergne
• Mike McClain
• Susan Miler
• Rhonda Nowak
• Linda Otto
• Erich & Matt Patten
• Dr. Tami Rogers
• Chelsea Rose

• Ashleigh Scheuneman
• Dirk Siedlecki
• Gary Sprague
• Kathy Tiller
• Hannah West
• Jeanena Whitewilson
• Dave & Gaye Wilson
• Steve Yungen

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Of Paws and Patterns
by Dr. Jeff Judkins, Animalkind Veterinary Clinic

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his afternoon, I examined a
dog at our clinic that had been
diagnosed with a disease of the
parathyroid gland—a tiny nodule that sits
on top of the thyroid gland and controls
the calcium levels in the bloodstream.
In this particular dog’s case, the glands
were enlarged and were secreting an
excessive amount of a hormone that
caused the animal’s blood calcium level
to be elevated dangerously high. The
recommended treatment was to surgically
remove the enlarged
glands, but it was a very
expensive procedure,
and the surgeon could
not be certain of the
results. The client came
to me for a second
opinion and to find
out if there were any
alternative treatments
that could help her
beloved pet.
When I first took a
look at my patient, I
was instantly struck
by his extremely dull,
dry hair coat. An area
of skin on his belly that
had been shaved for an
ultrasound exam had
almost no regrowth of
fur, even six weeks afterward. His tongue
was dry and pale, and I had a hard time
feeling his pulse on the inside of his
thighs. The client told me that her dog
had become more anxious in the last year
or so, while at the same time his joints
had gotten stiffer and his overall energy
level had decreased. Although I spent
a considerable amount of time going
over this dog's medical history, blood
tests, X -rays and ultrasound results, his
appearance and behavior changes were
even more striking and important to
me—but the conventional veterinarians
hadn’t thought to mention these changes
in their medical records. How could the
observations that one physician finds
essential to understanding and treating a
patient be completely ignored by another?
Modern medicine, veterinary and
human alike, has made enormous strides
in the last 50 or so years in understanding
the incredible complexities of our
mammalian systems and the diseases that
affect us and our animal companions. The
use of powerful diagnostic technologies
such as MRIs, CAT scans and DNA
studies has given us tools to be able to
assess and intervene in many health
conditions that would be unimaginable
even a few years ago. None of these
advances, however, provide much insight
into why these problems happen in the
first place, much less how to best improve
the patient's overall health. Modern
medicine is great for describing a medical
disorder in incredible detail, but mostly
overlooks the big picture, or pattern that
gives rise to these states of “dis-ease.”
In my personal journey as veterinarian
over the last 30 years, I have been
fortunate to have been introduced to
many different medical traditions besides
the conventional Western approach
I learned in veterinary school. Most
of these, such as Traditional Chinese
Medicine, Ayurveda (from India),
Native American and European herbal
traditions, are thousands of years old
and rely on detailed observations and a
recognition of patterns, rather than data
or advanced imaging technology. Instead
of discounting this body of traditional
knowledge as primitive or simplistic,
I find the insights obtained through
these ancient medical traditions to be of
utmost importance in understanding the
underlying nature of disease processes.
This approach not only aims to eliminate
a particular set of symptoms, but also
serves to enhance the health and vitality
of the patient and helps prevent reoccurrence of disease down the road.
Going back to the dog I described

earlier, it’s pretty easy to understand
the conventional Western treatment.
The parathyroid gland is diseased.
Remove it. Problem solved. But is it really
cured? Hopefully the surgery would be
successful, and the dog’s calcium blood
levels would be returned to normal for a
time. In my mind, however, the patient’s
real disease is what allowed the gland
to become abnormal in the first place—
something that won't be addressed by
the surgery alone. While the conventional
approach may allow
this dog to live a while
longer, it won’t do
anything to improve his
overall health or prevent
other related diseases
from occurring.
So what is this
mysterious underlying
pattern that is so
important to recognize
and address? In this
dog’s case, it’s actually
pretty simple. His blood
is deficient. This doesn't
necessarily mean he
is anemic and doesn't
have enough red blood
cells. It means his blood
system is not carrying
adequate nutrients and
can’t properly nourish and profuse his
various body tissues. Skin and hair coat
become dry and dull, and slow to regrow
after shaving. Joints become “dried out”
and stiff. Anxiety results from the brain
tissue not getting the nutrients it needs to
function properly.
Finally, body organs and glands, in this
case the parathyroid, become diseased
when they are malnourished. As it turns
out, this dog had been fed what I consider
to be a rather poor quality dry dog food
for his entire 11-year life. While it would
be easy to say that “stuff happens” in any
dog over 10-years of age, I contend that
if this dog had been fed an adequatelynutritious diet his whole life, this
condition would never have occurred in
the first place.
My treatment approach would be to
first try to get this dog’s parathyroid
gland to go back to normal function. I
recommended feeding nutrient dense
whole foods such as grass-fed meats,
organ meats, eggs and cultured foods
(such as yogurt), which have loads of
vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and
beneficial omega 3 fats. I also prescribed
an herbal formula that helps to “build
blood” and improve circulation to
malnourished body parts and tissues.
While I can’t be certain this treatment
approach will completely cure this dog's
particular disease condition, I’m hoping
that he will respond well enough to
eliminate the need for an expensive and
uncertain surgical procedure, while at the
same time improving his overall vitality
and quality of life.
There are certainly many different
disease patterns in addition to the one
that I described here. Not all cases are this
straightforward as this one in which ALL
the signs and symptoms were pointing
to state of “Blood Deficiency.” I often see
very sick animals where the conventional
diagnosis is confusing and elusive, but
responds beautifully to pattern-based
treatments. This is not something you can
do with pharmaceuticals and surgery,
as powerful and advanced as they may
be. Nutritional and herbal treatments
are, however, especially suited to this
type of medicine due their broad-acting
and supportive nature. Essentially, I find
that treating each patient as a unique
individual with a particular pattern is
much more rewarding and ultimately
more successful than treating a particular
disease alone.
Dr. Judkins is the owner of Animalkind
Holistic Veterinary Clinic in Jacksonville.
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www.jacksonvillecompany.com

110 N. 5th Jacksonville

Over 1200 Quilts!
Fabrics, Tapestries,
Gifts & more!

541-702-2170

www.eleglance.net

La Bohème
Boutique

Specializing
in US-made
clothing!

Gifts for everyone!
541 899 8614

120 West California Street Jacksonville
www.farmhousetreasures.com

Quilt Finishing • Custom Designs • Special Requests
Hand or machine quilting

Mon-Sat
10:30-5:30
Sun 11-4

Full line of Jim Shore & Heartwood Creek Statues

214 E. California Street (next to Las Palmas)
(541) 899-1972

175 W.California Street|541-899-1010

Photo: Sarah Cabalka

TATINE Candles – Garden + Forest Infusions: haunting compositions
rooted in nature. Composed of a harmony of natural vegetable waxes
and all cotton wicking. Completely handcrafted.

130 W CALIFORNIA STREET | JACKSONVILLE | 541-899-3242

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Meet the Merry Merchants of Jacksonville

Nothing says Thank You like the perfect gift.

For the Young & Young at Heart
Top Quality • Remarkable Selection • Outstanding Service

180 W. California Street, Jacksonville, OR 97530
(541) 899-7421
info@scheffels.com

Find the gift you seek
at WillowCreek!

WillowCreek
Jacksonville

115 W California Street • 541.899.5590
WillowCreekJacksonville.com

• Jewelry
• Unique Gifts
• Souvenirs

Jacksonville Gems and Jewelry
Widest selection of

SPECIALTY FOODS
in Southern Oregon!
“A delicious discovery”

Fossils
Custom Jewelry
Crystals
Stingray Leather
Jewelry Repair

Corporate & Holiday

GIFT BASKETS!
Now offering
in-store

COOKING
CLASSES

Large selection of stingray products
from Thailand

VISIT OUR ONLINE STORE!
150 S. Oregon Street
Historic Jacksonville
541-702-2256 | www.s-sgems.com

www. JacksonvilleMercantile.com
541-899-1047 • 120 E California Street • Jacksonville

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MEET THE

Merry Merchants of Jacksonville

SCHEFFEL'S TOYS & MORE

CAREFREE BUFFALO

For over 25 years, Bill & Linda Graham have been making kids of all ages smile
with their amazing high-quality toys. Offering perennial favorites like dolls,
kites, puzzles, baby toys, puppets, art & crafts kits, science sets, games and
so much more, the store is a must-shop-stop. Understanding that kids and
parents are still interested in creative, engaging toys and activities , great pride
is taken in offering personalized shopping with their vast product knowledge
and years of experience. The store now also provides a great selection of
souvenirs, with layaway and shipping services available year-round.

Joe Surges, owner of Carefree Buffalo, operates an upscale gallery representing
quality artisan products. Carefree Buffalo offers one of the nation’s most
extensive selections of William Henry knives, pens and money clips and Remy
leather jackets. Also featured are original jewelry, craftsman clocks, Sticks
furniture, unique home decor, leather accessories and Pendleton products. A
trip to the Carefree Buffalo is a must for any local or visitor who appreciates the
best American-made goods and superb customer service where your business
is sincerely appreciated.

180 W CALIFORNIA STREET | 541-899-7421 | PG 33

150 W CALIFORNIA STREET | 541-899-0125 | PG 36

POT RACK

For 13 years, owners Steve and Joann Abandonato have provided one of the
best shopping experiences in town. While Steve's running the front-end of
the store, Joann is doing all the buying and office work. Steve loves sharing
and demonstrating the finest cookware and accessories available. Popular
lines include Epicurean cutting boards, Wusthof, Shun, and Kyocera cutlery,
Le Creuset and Scanpan cookware, plus a huge selection of gadgets for any
cook or chef. And be sure to ask about the world famous Cheese Knife–they
sell thousands of them a year! The hottest seller again this year is the line of
silicone lids that seal everything.

140 W CALIFORNIA STREET | 541-899-5736 | PG 2

CALIFORNIA STREET | HWY 238

LA BOHEME

JACKSONVILLE COMPANY

WILLOWCREEK

Since 2007, Sandi Whittle and her daughter Amy Blanchard have offered
quality clothing while creating a personalized shopping experience for women
of all ages. In 2012, "Kerby" joined the team as the store mascot and greeter,
adding to the family-friendly nature of the boutique! With superior customer
service and specializing in American-made lines, find a variety of products and
accessories including, jewelry, scarves, hats and gloves along with highlypopular denim lines from Hudson and Jag, and clothing from Laila Jayde, Fresh
Laundry, Splendid, Green Dragon and others.

Since opening in 1998, Lorraine Akin has built a solid reputation of carrying
the finest women’s fashions in Southern Oregon. She’s the only Jackson
County retail spot that carries a full line of Brighton handbags, belts, jewelry,
sunglasses and more. Along with other top-selling clothing lines like 3 Dot,
Hazel, PJ Salvage, Mavi jeans, Kensie jeans, and more, she offers an extensive
line of designer shoes and Hobo and Ellington handbags. Lorraine enjoys
working with customers and providing personal service. Stop-by and find just
what you are looking for to outfit your holiday needs.

Jo Parker, owner of WillowCreek, is proud of her sweet, little gift store. Her
specialty is giving customers exceptional customer service, using the skills
gained from twenty years in the business and sales world. Having traveled
extensively, Jo’s store reflects her exposure to different styles, tastes and
products. Well-known for locally-made lotion candles and typewriter key
jewelry, the shop also offers affordable sterling and Native American jewelry,
unique cards, accessories and fabulous lotion and soap lines. Come and enjoy!

175 W CALIFORNIA STREET | 541-899-1010 | PG 32

155 W CALIFORNIA STREET | 541-899-8912 | PG 32

115 W CALIFORNIA STREET | 541-899-5590 | PG 33

SOUTH OREGON STREET

JOYFULL YOGA

JACKSONVILLE GEMS & JEWELRY

Louise Lavergne opened JoyFull Yoga in 2005 offering classes, Restorative
Sound Healing gatherings, as well as a gift shop focused on self-care and
wellness. The site is also home to the Farm Kitchen where Chef Kristen operates
her food-to-go business as well as the home of Sherry’s Pasta and Louise’s
famous Joy-Full Kombucha. Louise is a spiritual teacher and inspirational
speaker on Personal Growth, Empowerment and the art of Joy-Full living. As a
transformational Life Coach she offers effective tools, guidance and inspiration
through her online programs and retreats in Jacksonville and around the
world. Her inspired wisdom is the culmination of over 35 years of experience.

Located in the historic Orth Building, Ron & Natta Skog along with their sons,
Bee & Adam, opened for business in August, 2015. They offer a custom line of
jewelry made from gold, silver, platinum and palladium with a large selection of
gemstones. The shop also carries a wide array of stingray leather wallets, purses,
belts and bracelets in addition to mineral specimens, crystals for wire wrap,
fossils, carvings and carving materials, faceting and carving supplies and more.

135 S OREGON STREET | 541-899-0707 | PG 29

150 S OREGON STREET | 541-702-2256 | PG 33

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NORTH to SOUTH | EAST to WEST | SHOPPING LOCAL IS BEST!

BLUE DOOR GARDEN STORE

FARMHOUSE TREASURES

THE CROWN JEWEL

Blue Door Garden Store has a new face behind the counter and a new look on
California Street. Cindi Hickey and her chocolate lab Myah are always happy to
meet and greet shoppers. Cindi loves sharing in the excitement of new garden
products she carries and is a great listener when it comes to providing what
the boutique garden shopper wants. Using her creativity, she’s created a niche
in the garden store that’s a treat to visit.

Owner Kelly Cason and her talented business associate Susan Britton have
been working together for 12 years and seem to enjoy every minute with their
customers. Since starting the store in 1999, Kelly has developed an enviable
repeat clientele, due in part to her unique product lines including her own line
of Georgie Girl jewelry–named in honor of her mother. Be sure to check-out
her charming collection of gifts, cards, candles, jewelry and large selection
of enamelware. And, no trip would be complete without sampling Mrs.
Beekman’s famous, homemade fudge!

The Crown Jewel owners, Anne & Jason Robison, spend their year discovering
and creating meaningful jewelry and gifts! This year, their quest has taken
them from the Sunstone mines of Oregon to the Grand Bazaar of old Istanbul.
Their 15 years of experience has led them to unique sources for gifts,
handmade jewelry, and treasured vintage pieces. Their focus is on US-made
and fair trade items, all hand-selected and reasonably priced. And this year,
Jason & Anne’s 13-year old daughter has gotten in on the family fun by
designing her own card line with proceeds donated to charity.

130 W CALIFORNIA STREET | 541-899-3242 | PG 32

120 W CALIFORNIA STREET | 541-899-8614 | PG 32

165 E CALIFORNIA STREET | 541-899-9060 | PG 32

east of third st

california street | east of third st

JACKSONVILLE MERCANTILE

PICO'S

COUNTRY QUILTS & GIFTS

Inside the “Merc,” foodies and chefs will find Southern Oregon’s most extensive
line of exceptional cooking products from olive & truffle oils, vinegars, olives,
finishing salts, sauces & dressings, pastas & marinades, spices, spreads, dips…
and so much more. Owners, Constance and David Jesser have created the “goto” shop for those who love cooking with the very best ingredients. The store
also offers a full line of corporate and personal holiday gift baskets along with
fun and creative in-store cooking classes for anyone who wants to spice-up
their kitchen skills!

Michael Richardson was born in the U.K. and spent thirty years of his business
life in advertising, working in agencies in London, Toronto and San Francisco
on clients such as Volkswagen and Kawasaki. After relocating to Jacksonville
in 2004, Michael, together with his late wife Bethany, created Pico’s. Always
interested in travel, the environment and other cultures, Michael used that
passion in creating a fair trade/eco-friendly store that has now been operating
in the same location for 12 years. In recent years, Michael partnered with
Louise Lavergne (JoyFull Yoga) who has added her expertise in selecting
unique products including clothing, accessories, jewelry, household accents,
and gifts, all fair trade, eco-friendly or made in the USA.

For 29 years, Marge Wall has greeted customers with a smile–she’s now sold
more than 9,000 American-made quilts. Her extensive line ranges from handmade to machine-made quilts, many of which are crafted on-site. With more
than 1300 quilts available in-store, there’s no place quite like Country Quilts in
Southern Oregon! Marge not only crafts quilts for-sale, but makes and donates
dozens each year for local charities and injured military personnel and their
families. In addition to the area’s best selection of quilts and quilting materials,
she also carries the largest local selection of Jim Shore ceramic statuary.

120 E CALIFORNIA STREET | 541-899-1047 | PG 33

214 E CALIFORNIA STREET | 541-899-1972 | PG 32

160 E CALIFORNIA STREET | 541-899-4400 | PG 33

NORTH FOURTH STREET NORTH FIFTH STREET

PICKETY PLACE

ELÉGLANCE HOME DÉCOR

Pickety Place Antiques and Collectibles has been in its present location since
1986 and is now operated by partners Margaret Barnes, Jim Freeman, Alice
Gibson, and Pat Montellano (not pictured). The shop offers locals and visitors a
wide selection of fine crystal, china, silver, pottery, knickknacks, furniture, art
work, books, depression-era glass and textiles. Plus, you’ll find items ranging
from Civil War-era to Mid-century modern to retro. Come-in and plan to stay
awhile… there’s a lot to see!

At Eléglance Home Décor, interior designer and owner Carmen Whitlock offers
an extensive inventory of home décor and unique gift items not found anywhere
else between the Bay Area and Portland. Her well-appointed store will be
beautifully decorated with unique but affordable Christmas trees and decorations
from elegant to woodsy. You will also find an array of table runners, wall décor,
accent tables and chairs, lamps, mirrors, candles, tabletop accessories, jewelry,
scarves and more. Customized design services and furnishings are offered as well.
November and December are especially fun to visit this boutique-style shop with
its festive atmosphere and hot coffee or tea available.

130 N FOURTH STREET | 541-899-1912 | PG 24

110 N FIFTH STREET | 541-702-2170 | PG 32

See our
town map
on pages
18 & 19

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Making memorable experiences.

Plan all of life’s celebrations at The Schoolhaus.
Weddings | Corporate Events | Private Events
Call to plan your Event Today!
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Pony Espresso Café
...Celebrating 20 Years!

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

Open everyday until 6pm 541-899-3757

545 N. 5th St. | Jacksonville

www.ponyespressojville.com

November 2015