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My View by Whitman Parker, Publisher
Take a Hike…

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his month, our pages are overflowing with
“what-to-do” hiking articles that will guide
you to the best trail systems in Southern
Oregon. Located in our own backyard and within
minutes of town, we are literally surrounded by hiking
trails, managed and maintained by the Jacksonville
Woodlands Association, Forest Park Trails Association,
Applegate Trails Association and the Siskiyou Upland
Trails Association. There’s no questioning the positive
impact hiking is having on our environment, health
and well-being as a town—it’s a big plus for residents
and also draws visitors to town who then boost
the local economy with their pre- and post-hiking
shopping and dining activities.
When reflecting on how and why Jacksonville
emerged as the “Hiking Capitol of Southern Oregon,”
one must thank the original, visionary members of
the JWA… and a plant! I’m not speaking of grape
vines or pear trees here, but of the famous “Gentner's
Fritillaria.” This rare flower helped preservationists
and land stewards make the case for preserving
rather than developing wooded hillsides where the
endangered species of lily grows. The Fritillaria
gentneri, (on our cover) one of the rarest native plants
in the world, is found only in isolated populations,

with the largest concentration found in the woodlands
encircling Jacksonville.
Back in 1989, alarmed by the prospect of potentially
devastating development that could destroy our
wooded hillsides, the non-profit Jacksonville Woodlands
Association was formed. Since, the JWA has preserved
22+ parcels of forested open space covering 320 acres
and has constructed 18 miles of recreational trails. The
efforts have attracted national attention and set the
standard for community land preservation in Oregon.
Please join in celebrating this exemplary achievement
by attending the 26th Annual Jacksonville Woodlands
Association Hike-a-Thon Celebration on April 16 from
9:30am-to noon. Please see page 33 for more details.
Thanks to the JWA, pathways were cleared for
other trails organizations mentioned above to succeed
in developing newer trail systems—and protecting
additional habitat from development. All four trails
organizations are led by volunteers with passion and
purpose, all of whom are strengthening our community,
one trail at a time. Every month, the Review is proud
to publish several hiking columns and encourages you
to get out there and take a hike! Along the way, please
thank the volunteers who make hiking a hit in Our
Small Town with Big Atmosphere!

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About the Cover

Jacksonville artist Susan DeRosa is a
contemporary artist with an impressionistic flair.
She works in several media including watercolor,
acrylic, pastel, pencil, charcoal and ink, capturing
stunning images such as Jacksonville’s famous
and rare lily, the Fritillaria gentneri. Nature and
the figure inspire her art, representative of her
strong classical training. Susan’s work hangs in
private collections, nationwide and locally at the
Ashland Art Center and Rogue Gallery & Art
Center. Discover more at www.roguegallery.org
and on Facebook/SusanDeRosaArt.

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The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Music

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This home features a new HVAC system, hot water
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The Applegate Valley has a unique,
new vineyard to add to its flourishing
wine industry. Wells Land Vineyard is
located outside Jacksonville in the village
of Ruch at 118 Hamilton Road. Replete
with picturesque valley views and a
beautiful mountain range, Wells Land
make the perfect backdrop for weddings
and wine tasting. What’s been created
is nothing short of a spectacular event
and sound stage venue overlooking the
southern Applegate Valley. The fullservice event venue can accommodate up
to 200+ guests with amphitheater-style
seating and landscaped common areas.
Wells Land Vineyard is located on
family property known as the “Wells
Ranch.” Brother and sister team, Garon
and Shannon Wells, have combined their
skills to create a truly special vineyard
and event space. Established in 1974 by
their parents, Charles and Judee Wells, on
land utilized for over a century to raise
healthy, grass-fed cattle, Wells Ranch is
now dedicated to repurposing the land.
Garon has an extensive music industry
sound and stage production background
with special attention to the needs of
the customer. His keen eye for building
and construction has enabled him to
create a one-of-a-kind performance
stage worthy of great musical talents.
Shannon’s experience with cattle ranch
management helped to transition the
land into a viable vineyard space. She
also has a background in counseling and
education with an aptitude for managing
the lines of communication and seeing
the big picture, all essential to creating a
wedding or event that exceeds the client’s
highest expectations.
Garon and Shannon, together with
their tireless team of extended family
and friends, are systematically working

to turn the former 38-acre beef cattle
ranch into a "must visit" vineyard on the
Applegate Wine Trail. There will always
be a few lovable cows around, but grapes
are soon to take up a greater space, with
the first planting of Pinot Noir grapes
taking place this May!
Last year, Wells Land Vineyard started
off their venture by proudly hosting a
week-long Grand Opening where several
great local musical acts graced the newlyminted stage under the stars. Paired
along with the international Rat Race
Paragliding competition, paragliders
regularly made pasture landings, being
attracted by the melodic tunes while
flying the skies above the stage.
A charity event for the Children’s
Advocacy Center is planned for June 12,
2016 featuring the music of Jeff Pevar
and LOVEBITE. Dinner from Sunrise
Café and wines from Valley View Winery
will be included. The public is invited to
purchase tickets by contacting Ginny at
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Gary Lee Watts, Music and Marketing
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has created a one-of-a-kind wedding,
wine and event destination, adding to the
landscape of this rich agricultural area.
We are excited and honored to bring our
vision of quality, service, entertainment,
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a lasting legacy for his three children, has
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Photo by Paula Erdmann
This month, Boosters Club President
Mike McClain generously donated his
column space so I could tell you about
our upcoming Historic Home and
Garden Tour happening in May. Our
theme this year is "Unique Jacksonville...
Enjoy our Past, Savor our Present,"
offering a very special and exciting home
and garden tour lineup!
The tour dates are Saturday, May
14 and Sunday, May 15 from 11:00am
until 4:00pm, including four historic
homes, one modern day traditional-style
home, two gardens and a very rare and
interesting tour of the Britt Festivals’
backstage area. At the conclusion of
your Home Tour, you’ll be able to finish
with a complimentary wine tasting at
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( 5 pm - 8 pm) in Jacksonville (available in some areas.)

featuring three of their outstanding
wines. Guests will also be able to take
advantage of free transportation to and
from Daisy Creek Winery and the homes
and gardens by way of trolley around
the entire route. Tickets cost $20 and are
available now by calling Judi at 541 8994070 or Linda at 541 899-1666. Tickets will
also be available at the event and sold from
a booth which will be located between
the Post Office and Visitors Center on
Oregon Street. Be sure to check out the
May edition of the Jacksonville Review for
additional information and details on all
the properties on the tour. Please mark
your calendars and plan on joining us and
supporting the Boosters Club and all they
do for the residents and community.
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from 10:00am to 3:00pm in
the alcove next to the Post
Office on Oregon Street.
The sale features fresh-cut
spring flowers arranged in
bouquets by Club members.
Interesting plants, handmade
papers, candies, cookies,
brownies, breakfast pastries,
and other treats created by
Club members will also be
available for purchase. Get ready for
Mother’s Day, or treat a family member
or friend to a delightful surprise. Money
raised from Garden Club activities

provides scholarships
to local young people
studying in related
fields at the Oregon
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and also supports local
beautification projects at
Peter Britt Gardens, Doc
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Jacksonville Post Office.
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by Donna Briggs, Britt President & CEO
Host a Britt Classical Musician
this Summer!

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or over 50 years, Britt has
host families to anyone who might be
provided our orchestra members
considering doing so.”
with host families that open their
This is unlike a student exchange
homes and hearts to music, and give our
program in that musicians are
musicians who travel from all over the
responsible for their own transportation
U.S. the true "Britt Experience." Hosting
and meals during their stay. Hosts
musicians is a great way to build an
simply provide a place to sleep, a space
intimate relationship with the orchestra
in the refrigerator and a place to practice.
and to touch the lives of our world-class
During the three weeks of concerts,
musicians. It is also the only way that
hosts are invited to participate in
Britt can afford to
private parties
bring three weeks
designated for
of world-class
the musicians
orchestral music
and other
to our Jacksonville
host families.
hillside. Some of the
While the
host families are Britt
arrangements
members or Britt
are for the first
Society volunteers,
three weeks
but many are just
Britt Orchestra cellist Theodore Harvey (center) of August,
people who love
with his previous host families, Don and Linda the bonds of
music, musicians,
friendship
DeWald and Paula and Terry Erdmann.
and our valley.
forged during
Hosts Roger and Christine Moore
the Britt Orchestra season often lead to
had this to say about their involvement:
life-long friendships between hosts and
“We moved to the Rogue Valley from
musicians. The host family program is
Southern California nearly three years
like a big extended family for the Britt
ago. We chose to move to this area in
Orchestra and each August is like a
large part because of Britt Music and
three-week family reunion.
Arts Festival, which we had attended
South Stage Cellars is generously
on visits before we made the move to
hosting an Open House on Tuesday,
the Rogue Valley. We have hosted a
April 12 at 4:30pm. Please join us
Britt Classical musician for the past two
to learn more about this wonderful
seasons and have committed to hosting
grassroots opportunity. If you'd like
him again this coming season. We have
more information please email Britt’s
been delighted with this experience as it
Orchestra Manager Mark Knippel at
has enhanced our enjoyment of the Britt
mark.knippel@brittfest.org.
Comments or questions for Britt Festivals?
Classical musical performances and has
Email Donna at ed@brittfest.org. Visit Britt
made us feel more involved with the
festival. We highly recommend becoming Festivals at www.brittfest.org.

The Unfettered Critic

by Paula Block Erdmann & Terry Erdmann
“Would that it were so simple.”

W

e admit to being suckers for
Hollywood biographies.
Many of these “based on
fact” movies extol the accomplishments
of famous personalities: Lawrence of
Arabia; Lincoln; J. Edgar. Others examine
lesser-known individuals who deserve
our attention: Schindler’s List; Twelve
Years a Slave; A Dangerous Mind. Filmed
portrayals of Stephen Hawking, Butch
Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Tina
Turner, Queen Elizabeth(s), and dozens
of others have enthralled us. But we’ve
never before been treated to anything
that resembles the latest film from
co-directors Joel and Ethan Coen: Hail,
Caesar!, a baffling, convoluted, episodic,
fascinating biography of Eddie Mannix.
“Who?” you ask. As well you should.
You’ve probably seen the
promotional trailer for Hail, Caesar!
Universal Pictures has blasted it across
our TV and theater screens for months.
If so, you probably think it’s a George
Clooney movie: the trailer concentrates
on Clooney in a leather-laden Roman
Centurion costume. Actually, it’s not a
George Clooney movie at all. He plays a
secondary character that gets kidnapped
from the set of a movie he’s shooting.
But Universal’s marketing department
couldn’t figure out how to explain
Hail, Caesar!, so they simply went with
showing the film’s most famous actor. It
wasn’t a bad decision. It got us into the
theater, and we’re glad it did. Otherwise
we wouldn’t have learned about real life
character Eddie Mannix. Oh, oh, there’s
that name again.
Let us explain. “Hail, Caesar!” is the
name of the movie that George Clooney’s
character is shooting in Hail Caesar!,
the movie that we’re talking about
here. This movie within the movie is a
somewhat realistic reproduction of the
biblical epic Ben-Hur, which accounts
for Clooney’s period leather garb. The
head of the studio producing that epic
is—get ready—Eddie Mannix. In reality,
Eddie Mannix was a vice president at
MGM Studios throughout the 1950s.
His executive tasks included being a
“fixer,” which meant keeping the gossip
press at bay when the studio’s actors
got into trouble. In Caesar, he has to
keep Clooney’s kidnapping out of the
press, despite the fact that twin gossip
columnists—both played by Tilda
Swinton—are hot on the trail.

Mannix is portrayed brilliantly by
Josh Brolin (seen only briefly in the
trailer). While he’s secretly handling the
kidnapping, he’s also: hiding a major
actress’s pregnancy (in a role delightfully
delivered by Scarlett Johansson); keeping
track of a troubled project in the editing
room (run, hilariously, by Frances
McDormand); and daily visiting a priest
in confessional (the sins of his job rate
high on his conscience). Meanwhile, the

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Coen brothers have inserted a wildly
implausible plotline about a group of
communist screenwriters who want to
take money from the capital-rich studio
(not coincidently named “Capitol”) and
give it to their comrades in Soviet Russia.
All of this makes Hail, Caesar! a loving
sendup of old Hollywood, intricately
arranged by the Coens. Anyone who
loves early movies and filmmaking will
treasure the slightly warped insights
they’ve detailed. With replicated sound
stages, soaring music, and rousing Busby
Berkeley-style dance routines, it’s not
important whether or not we identify
Johansson’s character as an amalgam of
Loretta Young and Esther Williams. Or
if we sense the “communist” aspect as a
factual representation of “blacklisting.”
The depth of care that the Coens
put into their background research
is evident. Best of all, if you’ve ever
wanted to see what a Hollywood movie
lot looked like in its heyday, it’s right
here, in glorious Technicolor.
So is the movie a bonafide biography?
As the film’s cowboy star (Alden
Ehrenreich) says (Yup, there are cowboys
in Hail, Caesar!, too), “It’s complicated.”
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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STEAM-ing Ahead for the Arts!—
After 14 years of declining funds and
increasing exclusion from schools, the
arts were re-added to the core curriculum
with the passing of the “Every Student
Succeeds Act” late last December, turning
STEM to STEAM! Once resources from the
State of Oregon and funds from Title I and
the “Assistance for Arts Education” grants
that this act provides reach the local level,
we anticipate that our kids will leap ahead
with the resources this will bring to art
classes throughout the Rogue Valley.
Aligning academic standards for the
arts with other academic standards will
provide additional opportunities for
all students to achieve at high levels
across the curriculum. By helping to
close the achievement gap, the arts
prepare students for careers in the $699
billion—according to a 2015 U.S. Bureau
of Economic Analysis report—arts
industry to become artists, musicians,
dancers, actors, museum curators,
architects, graphic artists, photographers,
filmmakers, and TV-radio producers,
as well as manufacturing designers,
engineers, theoretical and research
scientists, teachers, and more.
America’s 548,000 art-related
businesses employ 4.13 million people.
Arts in education mean careers,
business, and a new generation of
innovative thinkers in the American
workforce. Profound thanks to Oregon
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici
for her foresight and determination.
Her amendment, which integrated
the arts into STEM education (science,
technology, engineering and math) in the
rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary
Education Act (ESEA) legislation, was
UNANIMOUSLY adopted by the joint
House-Senate Conference Committee
for the final version of the ESEA bill last
November. The bill was signed into law on
December 10, 2015…Full STEAM ahead!
The Road to Adventure: Journeys
& Experiences in Travel—Come to
Art Presence Art Center and immerse
yourself in travel photography and
artists’ renditions of memorable moments
in their own journeys. While much of the
superb artwork in the gallery represents
places here and around the world, some
of the creative offerings for this show
include interpretations of the theme
that go above and beyond, speaking to
matters of the heart and our journey
through life. From bright and enticing
to subdued and thought-provoking, this
exhibition is one not to miss! The Road to
Adventure continues through April 24.
Art Presence carries the books of 17
local authors who have published nonfiction works on topics from cookbooks
to history and creative works from novels
to children's literature. Remember to
browse their offerings the next time you
visit the gallery—get a copy to take home
or give to someone special and support
local writers!

Art Presence Offsite Exhibits:
• Pioneer Village: “The World is in
Constant Motion.” Catie Faryl’s
retrospective exhibition of engaging
paintings selected from each of her
twenty years of creating activist art
continues through April 28.
• Jacksonville Library, Naversen
Room: Elaine Witteveen
Retrospective. Framed works by the
late Elaine Witteveen are on display in
the Naversen Room through April 4.
What’s Happening Upstairs?—Every
Monday, 1:00-3:00pm: Bring your pencils
and sketchbook and draw professional
models from life in our Figure Drawing
studio. No need to register, just show up
ready to draw! Still just $10/session.
Reserve our upstairs room for your
class, workshop or meeting! Contact
Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057.
"Open My Eyes"
by Patrick Beste

"Explorer of Possibilities"
by Nancy Bardos
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.

News from the Friends of
Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery

Digging Jacksonville: Printer's Type

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by Ben Truwe

rcheological excavations in
Jacksonville’s Chinese Quarter
regularly turn up examples of
printer’s type, the latest dig finding five
examples. The archaeologist naturally
wants to know when
the artifacts found
their way to the
neighborhood, but
more importantly,
what is type doing in
the Chinese Quarter,
blocks from the
nearest print shop?
The most recent
dig found a 12-point
capital "O" of an
unidentified inline
font, a 16-point lower
case bold or medium
italic "t" similar to the
Century font, and a 24-point thin space
(a “blank,” used as a word space), along
with a lower case “a,” and the number
“3.” Assigning a date to a font based on a
single letter is fraught with assumptions
and suppositions—something best
avoided in the sciences, but that doesn’t
mean that there’s nothing to be said
about these artifacts’ provenance.
The lowercase “t” belongs to the
roman family of letterforms, in use
since the beginning of printing in the
15th century, and is not easily dateable
without a larger sample. The capital "O,"
however, is distinctive enough to be able
to identify which font it is and vaguely
when it was in use, should you find it
used in a printed piece at the Southern
Oregon Historical Society. Unfortunately
for a search like this, SOHS’ examples
of early Jacksonville printing are spread
throughout their collection; it would
require hundreds of hours to find them
and examine their “O’s.”
Early Jacksonville newspapers are
quite a bit more accessible, but offer
few examples of “fancy” type in their
advertising sections. A few hours of
going through old newspapers finds
similar fonts in the Democratic Times of
1872 and the Oregon Intelligencer of 1864,
but no matches. The search does reveal
that, at least locally, there seems to have
been a trend away from fancy types all
through the 1880s—at least in newspaper
usage. This could be misleading: the "O"
font may never have been used in a local
newspaper while seeing a lot of service in
the calling cards, billheads or handbills
that were the mainstay of the job shops
operated by the newspapers. Without
looking at every piece of paper at SOHS
there's really no way to tell.

How did the type find its way to the
Chinese Quarter? The type could have
become separated from the printing
plants after the fire that destroyed the
Democratic Times in 1871 or ’72, or during
the dissolution
of one of
Jacksonville’s
short-lived
newspapers,
like the Herald
in 1858, the
Gazette in
1861, or the
Intelligencer in
1863. Or they
could have just
been swept out
the back door
one at a time
and picked up
by a thrifty resident—or a curious child.
The regularity with which the type
is excavated does suggest an adult’s
persistence to amass enough type for a
practical purpose. The preponderance
of lead in the type metal alloy gives it a
useful heft and a low melting point—
any number of useful objects could
be created with a pot on a stovetop
and a homemade mold, including the
immediately obvious bullets and fishing
weights. I still have a spindle I made in
my printing days, using nothing more
than a bit of sharpened coat hanger wire
and a cardboard mold.
Medford resident Ben Truwe is a
recovering printer and a trustee of the
Southern Oregon Historical Society.
He is the author of the Looking Back
Jackson County history books and the
Southern Oregon History, Revised website.
He is currently occupied transferring
SOHS’ 16mm film collection to video and
transcribing the correspondence of the
Oregon Superintendency of Indian Affairs.
You can reach SOULA by contacting Chelsea
Rose at rosec@sou.edu and follow SOULA
on facebook/Southern Oregon University
Laboratory of Anthropology.

by Dirk J. Siedlecki, President – FOJHC
As the weather begins to warm up
and things start to dry out a bit, our
work in the cemetery is just beginning.
Grounds clean-up and maintenance,
marker restoration, and marker cleaning
are but a few of our spring and
summer chores. Thank you to
all who were able to join us on
Saturday, March 19, for our first
Community Clean-up of the
cemetery grounds for 2016. Your
help was very much appreciated
and got us off to a great start.
Our first Marker Cleaning
Workshop is scheduled for
Saturday, April 16, from 9:00am
until 12noon. These workshops
will then continue on the third
Saturday of the month, June 18 through
September 17. Please note that there is no
workshop scheduled for May as we are
involved preparing the cemetery for the
Memorial Day Holiday. This is a fun and
easy volunteer project that anyone can
do. Getting the moss, lichen, vegetation
and dirt off the grave markers helps to
preserve and protect these stones for
future generations to view and enjoy.

Volunteers meet at the top of the
Cemetery Road where you will find
plenty of parking available. All the
necessary tools and supplies are
provided along with detailed instructions
on how to
proceed with
cleaning. Dress
for the project
as you may get
a little wet and
wear comfortable
walking shoes.
You may want to
bring a stool or
folding chair to
sit on, a hat and
sunscreen.
Please visit our website at www.
friendsjvillecemetery.org for additional
details or call me at 541-826-9939 with
any questions. I hope you will consider
joining us and helping to preserve our
beautiful Pioneer Cemetery.
Photo by Mary Siedlecki is of Jacksonville
residents, Michele Simmons and daughter
Ruby who are regulars at our Marker
Cleaning Workshops!

Focus on Hanley Farm

by Rion Glynn, Agricultural Manager
Celebrate Spring at Hanley Farm

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eginning April 7, Hanley Farm
will be open every Thursday
evening from 4:00-7:00pm, April
through October. Bring your family,
invite your friends, and enjoy a relaxing
evening on the historic grounds first
settled by the Hanley Family in 1857.
Thursday, 4:00-7:00pm, AprilOctober, Free Admission!
• No-Till Garden Tours lead by the
Agricultural Manager
• Self-Guided Tours of the Historic
Hanley Property
• Bring a Picnic Dinner!
• U-Pick Garden Harvest beginning
in June!
Upcoming Events:
Third Thursday, 4:00-7:00pm, AprilOctober, Free Admission!
• No-Till Garden Tours lead by the
Agricultural Manager
• Self-Guided Tours of the Historic
Hanley Property

• Docent-led Tours of the Historic
Hanley House $5 ($3 for SOHS
Members)
• Children’s Garden Activity
• Wagon Rides
• U-Pick Garden Harvest beginning
in June!
Annual Heritage Plant Sale, May 7-8,
10:00am-3:00pm, Free Admission! More
than 30 varieties of heritage flowering
shrubs, perennial flowers, herbs, and
tomatoes will be available for purchase.
Activities include:
• Wagon Rides
• House Tours $5 ($3 for SOHS
members)
• Locally-sourced food
• Scavenger Hunt
• No-Till Garden Tours
• Children’s Garden
• Garden “Tea Party” scene for
Mother’s Day photos

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

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APRIL 2016 JACKSONVILLE REVIEW

acksonville Pioneer George Francis
By 1873, George Schumpf had
Schumpf was the most successful
purchased an existing barber shop run
and longest established barber,
by a Mr. Blockwell. A November 22,
operating his barber shop at 157 West
1873, announcement in the Democratic
California Street from the time he
Times proclaimed: "New Barber Shop,
purchased the original building in 1873
California Street, George Schumpf,
until his death in 1897. The site itself
Proprietor. Having purchased
appears to have housed a Jacksonville
Blockwell’s barber shop in Jacksonville,
barber from the early 1850s until the
I am fully prepared to do all kinds of
present day.
work in my line in
Schumpf was the
the best manner at
first town barber
reasonable prices.
“with training.”
Razors carefully put
As a youth, he
in order.”
had apprenticed
A second ad
for four years in
in that same
France. He may
newspaper issue
have even trained
announced,
as a barber-surgeon,
“haircutting,
since up until the
shaving,
19th Century,
shampooing, and
barbers, not doctors,
ladies’ haircutting
were the ones
done to first class
who treated and
style” as well as
extracted teeth,
“Dandruff Lotion.
cut out gallstones
An entirely new
and hangnails,
discovery for
set fractures, gave
cleansing the scalp
enemas, lanced
and restoring
abscesses, and
the hair to its
let blood. Many
satisfactory vigor,
continued in this
price $1.00 per
role into the late
bottle.”
George Francis Schumpf
1800s, particularly
However, early
in rural communities.
on the morning of April 14, 1874, less
A tall man with striking features, dark
than six months after Schumpf opened
eyes and hair, and a “somewhat Slavic
for business, “the dreaded alarm for fire
look,” Schumpf was born August 20,
was given.” It was scarcely one year after
1839, in Laubach, Alsace, the French/
the eastern portion of the town had been
German border province that was
engulfed in flames. This fire probably
disputed territory between the two
originated in the adjacent building,
nations from the 1700s well into the
the notorious El Dorado Saloon, but it
20th Century. He grew up fluent in both
rapidly consumed not only Schumpf’s
French and German.
shop, but also the entire block of frame
Schumpf immigrated with his family
buildings, some of the town’s earliest
to the United States in 1851, possibly
structures by then “dry as tinder.”
settling in Pennsylvania. By the late
Schumpf immediately rebuilt,
1850s he was living in Cincinnati, Ohio, replacing the original wooden structure
working as a barber. When the Civil
with the current one-story brick edifice
War broke-out, Schumpf joined the 70th “fitted up [with] neat bathing rooms
Ohio Infantry. Family lore says he was
and bath tubs where you can obtain a
also a barber in the service. He chose
bath, hot or cold, and a boot black stand
to re-up in 1864, and at the end of the
will give you a shine in Sam’s most
war was honorably discharged in Little
artistic style.” At some point Schumpf
Rock, Arkansas.
also shared the space with his brotherIn 1867, after 16 years residency and
in-law Matt Dillon, who operated the
four years of military service, Schumpf
Hole-in-the-Wall Saloon. An historian
petitioned to become a U.S. citizen. A
later noted that, “this must have been
year later, he married Maria Dillon.
one of Jacksonville’s most decadent
It’s unclear whether Schumpf had
establishments of the day!”
met Maria during his early years in
George and Maria seem to have
Pennsylvania where the Dillon family
settled into Jacksonville town life. By
had settled after emigrating from Ireland
1877 Schumpf had purchased a lot at the
or if at some point fellow soldier and
corner of South Oregon and Fir streets,
friend Matthew Dillon introduced
and constructed the Classic Revival home
George to his sister. Either way, Matthew
that we now know as the Colvig or “Bozo
appears to have been a significant
the Clown” house.
influence on George.
They celebrated their “tin anniversary”
In 1871, Matthew convinced George
in 1878 with a large number of friends
and Maria to come West with him to
each bringing articles of tinware,
make their fortunes. They chose the faster “some of which were useful as well
but harder sea route around Cape Horn
as ornamental,” according to the
rather than the trudge across the Oregon
Oregon Sentinel. The celebrants wished
Trail. After initially settling in Kerby,
the couple long life and happiness
they moved to Jacksonville, possibly
and hoped “to meet again on similar
induced by Schumpf’s older brother John occasions to celebrate their silver and
who had already settled here.
golden weddings.”
John Schumpf appears to have been
Those wishes did not come to pass.
an early settler, supposedly fighting in
Maria died of “consumption of the
the Indian Wars of 1855. He certainly
bowels” four years later.
preceded George to the area since the
In the interim, Schumpf had gone
1870 census lists him as a “teamster”
“mine crazy,” according to a grandson,
living in Jackson County. Another
and purchased the “Schumpf Ledge” in
brother, Sebastian, and his family may
the Willow Springs mining district. A
have come with George or followed him.
November 1880 Oregon Sentinel article
Sebastian was a carpenter who worked
noted: “This quartz mine, the property
for the Sugar Pine Door & Lumber
of George Schumpf,…has recently been
Company in Grants Pass. He built the
visited by…two California mining
interior of Grants Pass Methodist Church, experts, who pronounce it among the
and he may have also created the
best, if not the best mining property in
Profiles - Cont'd. on Pg. 28
gingerbread work on the Nunan house.

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Exciting Community Center Updates

T

he Jacksonville Community
Center (JCC) is elated to
announce breaking news: The
Ausland Group has been named as
“contractor of record” with concurrence
from City Manager Jeff Alvis and Mayor
Paul Becker. Ausland Group President
and Chief Engineer Kelsy Ausland and
her team will now take this long-awaited
dream from plans and permitting,
through the building expansion.
The Jacksonville Community
Center is a private, non-profit 501 (c)
3 organization that has raised a large
portion of its funding for this building
project. Funds have been raised from
proceeds generated by the Labor Day
weekend Celebrate the Arts festival
and from generous donations from
Jacksonville Seniors, Inc., the group
operating The Old Library Collectibles
& Thrift Shop in the historic Brunner
Building. Both organizations supported
the project knowing Jacksonville
was facing increasing space needs
for meetings, activities, small group
workshops and other activities.
The small Sampson House, at the
corner of 4th and Main Streets that sits
beside large cedar trees, was remodeled
years ago a group of volunteers including
JCC Director/Past President Jerry
Ferronato. As Jacksonville has evolved,

the need for a larger, multi-use space
has also increased to meet current-day
resident and visitor demand. Thanks to
many, the dream is now a reality and it
will happen!
Thank you to Kelsy Ausland and her
team, former and current JCC board
and committee members, volunteers,
the City Council, local organizations,
parents, and friends for your
commitment, expertise and funding to
help make this expansion happen.
Going forward, the current “Sampson
House” building at 160 E. Main Street
will remain open during the permit
planning and new building construction.
Community Center services will shift
to the new building following its
completion while the existing Sampson
House is remodeled and the two connect
together. Thus, there will be little or no
time without a community center! To
reserve a room, please phone Hope Reha
at 541 702-2205.
We are also pleased to announce that
Laurel Briggs of Creative Marketing
& Design (located in Jacksonville) is
working with us to develop digital and
web services to enhance local outreach.
JCC welcomes your questions and is
always seeking community input about
room-use and programing needs. Please
call and leave us a message at 541-767-8493.

May Ballot Measure for RVTD Could Impact
Jacksonville Transit Services
Submitted by Rogue Valley Transit Now

6735 Cyprus Drive, Central Point
A remarkable property on over 67 acres! 2850 sq ft, 5
bedroom, 3.5 bath, 2 story home with hardwood floors,
newer carpet, new propane furnace, attached garage and a
downstairs ensuite bedroom/bath. Master suite upstairs with
3 additional bedrooms. End of the road privacy with views
of the valley and Mt. McLoughlin. Large shop building, 3
sheds, small barn and fenced areas for animals. 2nd unit is a
756 sq ft mobile needing a little TLC but rented until recently.
Convenient location to I-5 and Central Point School district.
Two-family set-up potential, 60+ gpm well (per owner) and
lots of room for animals, hiking, 4 wheeling and ?. 2 separate
tax lots with the possibility of splitting the property per
JC Planning. (Buyer to complete their own due diligence)
This size property is not available very often, don’t miss it!
$

525,000

7107 Griffin Lane, Jacksonville
If you are searching for a private, serene setting this amazing
property may be the one! A stunning home built in 2005, with
fabulous expansive views overlooking a private picturesque
valley with mountains in the distance. Located just outside of
Jacksonville and Medford, this gorgeous 3,500+ sq ft, 3 bedroom,
3.5 bath home has walls of windows and spacious rooms with
soaring ceilings. Beautifully appointed with hardwood floors,
granite, slate tile, painted trim, moldings and outstanding
cabinetry. A sunny kitchen/nook with gas cooktop and huge
pantry. Living room with fireplace and french doors to a large
deck to enjoy the views. Sun room, huge bonus room with 1/2
bath, certified wood stove and a convenient office or playroom
area. This home is stylish, elegant and has a natural, light filled
environment. All of this on a wonderful wooded 22+ acres.
$

749,900

Photo by RVTD volunteer, Allen Hallmark.

256 Yale Drive, Medford

A Stunning Home on a beautiful .56 acre lot overlooking the
Rogue Valley and all it has to offer! This 5 bedroom, 5 bath
home has an open family room, kitchen and nook. Perfect
for entertaining, this area opens to a large patio and private
in-ground pool, with amazing views! Beautifully updated
kitchen with gorgeous painted cabinetry and double
bullnose countertops, eating bar, light and bright nook
area, built-in superior appliances including wine refrigerator.
Gracious family room with a brick FP, a wall of windows and
a bonus room. Wonderful large master suite with double
door entry, FP and walk-in closet. Marble floors, bubble tub,
marble shower surround and countertops with a double
sink vanity. 2 laundry rooms, formal living and dining areas
with hardwood floors, charming alcoves & cabinetry and
FP with marble surround. Oversized 3 car garage, outdoor
spa, wraparound deck and abundant storage. It’s Delightful!
$

650,000

Dixie Hackstedde

Principal Broker, ABR, CLHMS, CRS e-PRO, GRI
Cell: 541.944.3338
Toll Free: 800.888.5706
Fax: 541.772.2010
871 Medford Center
dixieh@johnlscott.com
Medford OR 97504

dixiesellsroguevalley.com
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APRIL 2016 JACKSONVILLE REVIEW

Bus service to Jacksonville is facing an
uncertain future depending on how voters
in Jackson County cast their ballots. Rogue
Valley Transportation District will attempt
to pass a ballot measure in May to sustain
local bus service. If the measure fails,
RVTD will begin preparations for cutting
service in 2018.
If voters approve the ballot measure
this May, buses will continue running
to Jacksonville, and buses will resume
Saturday service, providing access to
shopping in Medford, Ashland, and other
destinations. The additional funding will
enable RVTD to make strategic investments
in the local transit system to better serve
neighborhoods, employers, and education.
Jacksonville residents will also gain a bus
connection to the RCC Table Rock Campus
where courses on industrial science and
other subjects are offered.
A ballot measure to support RVTD
failed in November 2014, resulting in
significant service cuts, including the
elimination of weekend and evening
services due to increased operating costs,
and stagnant state and federal funding.
RVTD is now facing more cuts, which
could mean the elimination of entire
routes, possibly including Route 30
serving Jacksonville.

While many Jacksonville residents may
feel unaffected by RVTD, cuts to bus service
will have an impact on people without
access to an automobile. In a 2014 passenger
survey, RVTD found that more than 75
percent of the Jacksonville route bus riders
don’t have access to a car, and over a quarter
of these passengers were using the bus for
work or school. If Route 30 is eliminated,
some of these workers and students will be
cut off from their employers and educators.
Nineteen percent of Jacksonville riders
said they “wouldn’t make the trip” if bus
services are not available.
Jackson County voters will decide
on May 17. A committee of concerned
local citizens has formed “Rogue Valley
Transit Now” to help pass the levy and
secure funding for RVTD. In addition to
providing access to jobs, school, health
care and shopping, public transit gives
mobility to disabled and senior citizens,
improves air quality, reduces traffic,
and enhances economic growth. RVTN
believes that affordable, reliable transit is
essential to protecting our quality of life
and community standards for livability.
To learn more about the RVTD levy, and
support Rogue Valley Transit Now through
contributions of time, energy or money,
please visit: roguevalleytransitnow.org.

A Few Minutes with the Mayor
by Paul Becker

WANT TO BE MORE INVOLVED WITH OUR CITY?

The Passing Parade

A

n odd thing happened a few
days ago… I saw a penny on the
sidewalk and kept on walking,
never bothering to pick it up. That would
be unthinkable at an earlier time... a time
when a penny meant something.
When I was ten-years-old, five pennies
could buy a loaf of bread, or a ticket to a
matinee movie. Want an egg? Two cents!
The corner "candy store"—that's what the
kids called them—sold cigarettes for a
penny apiece. Need groceries?
Potatoes were two cents a
pound, cabbage three cents
a pound, and peas four
cents a pound.
If you were lucky
enough to own a car, a
set of brand new tires
could be found for six or
seven dollars... and gas
was ten cents a gallon.
Nevertheless, cheap as
everything was, no one had
any money. Most just got by. I
remember my mother pulling me behind
her on a Red Flyer wagon... sometimes
walking for two miles and back to
a section of town where there were
perhaps a half mile of pushcarts loaded
with fresh produce... just to save a penny
on her groceries. This, even though we
lived right on top of a grocery store. Yes!
A penny really meant something.
So my question is this. How did we
get to where we are today, with bankers,
economists, and politicians throwing
numbers around in billion and trillion
dollar denominations? Not a one of
them can count that high. Even if they
could, according to Google, it would
take a politician 31,709 years to count a
trillion dollars. Yet they have no trouble
spending it in the time it takes to pass a
bill in Congress.
Heck, now they're spending more
money just to win an election than even
existed when I was ten. Jeb Bush spent
one hundred million dollars (of other
people's money) in his failed campaign
for President. It may not seem fair,
but let's look at that in 1939 terms.
That's 5,000,000,000 (billion) eggs, or
714,285,714 pounds of hamburger meat,
or 50,000,000 roller skates. Is this where
modern politics has gotten us? Hillary
Clinton gets $300,000 for a single speech?
Really? What wisdom does she have to

impart that equals the value of 6,000,000
loaves of bread? At this point in our
lives, it's time to bring back that wise old
sage, Will Rogers, who, when eggs were
two cents, told us, "America has the best
politicians money can buy."
Rogers’ sarcasm applies equally as
well today. Our Congress does a better
job of taking care of themselves than
they do our country. A recent Review
column by our own Michael Kell of
the GoodBean Coffee Company
clearly laid out the dark
clouds looming over
our economy. This
situation didn’t occur
overnight… it is the
result of years of
mismanagement on
the part of our Federal
government. What else
could one expect with
politicians promising
the moon to everyone in
order to win an election and
an electorate all too eager to listen to
them? You would think our economy is
booming today.
Meanwhile, the number of people
on food stamps continues to increase…
approaching 47,000,000 (million). In other
words, fifteen percent of the population is
dependent upon our government for their
daily sustenance. That is more people than
the number of unemployed in 1939.
In the meantime, local governments
are literally going through hell trying
to maintain services for their citizens.
Unlike the Feds, they can’t print more
money when their costs of operations
continue to climb. Their loyal servants,
the Police and Firemen, need to eat
and live just as much as people on food
stamps. They are just as important as
those we send to Congress. Indeed,
more importantly, for they provide
the most important element to a
functioning society… safety for each
and every one of us.
When times were tough for our parents
and grandparents... when eggs were
2 cents and a loaf of bread a nickel,
somehow they found the money to pay
their Police and Fire Departments, to
keep and maintain them and pass them
to the next generation. It's never easy,
but we also, here in Jacksonville, have an
obligation to our citizens to do no less.

CITY OF JACKSONVILLE OFFICE HOURS
CITY OFFICE
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:00pm

MUNICIPAL COURT CLERK
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 4:00pm

541-899-1231 • www.jacksonvilleor.us
PLANNING DEPARTMENT HOURS - Now located behind Courthouse!
Direct #: 541-899-6873
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
& Friday 8:30am-2:00pm
Wednesday: Closed to Public

Submit all applications
& pick-up all permits:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:
8:30am-12noon

CITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS WILL BE HELD
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2016
There will be three (3) City Council positions up for
election. The Mayor position is up for election.
Packets will be ready for pick-up with the City Recorder on
May 30, 2016. This packet will include instructions on how to
obtain signatures and file your forms for nomination.
For questions please contact the City Recorder at recorder@
jacksonvilleor.us or 541.899.1231 ext. 312.

City Snapshot
City Council 3/1/16—Administrator
Alvis briefed Council on the progress
of the Timber Ridge Estates subdivision
off Oak and South Oregon Streets. With
80% of utilities in and road and other
improvements complete, a final plat map
is expected by April 1.
Treasurer Stacy McNichols reported
that appraisals for the Miller and Hinger
Houses (current City Hall and Police
Department) were ordered at a cost of
approximately $4000. The reports are
needed for Council to determine the best
course of action—either selling or renting
the existing city-owned properties—after
those offices relocate to the Courthouse in
late spring, early summer 2016.
Fire Chief Devin Hull presented his
Annual Report, taking time to comment
on the success of various citizen-led
initiatives and programs. Hull spoke
favorably about the Holiday Food Drive,
Home Safety Inspection Program, CERT,
Home Business Inspection Program,
Commercial Core Inspections, Smoke
Detector Program, FireWise & Map Your
Neighborhood programs, extended EMS
service and training, CPR Training and
other department-led programs.
The concept of forming an
“Environmental Committee” tasked
with helping staff manage its day-today recycling efforts was discussed at
length. Council elected to forward the
matter to the Parks and Visitors Services
Committee for further analysis and
discussion, arguing that formation of
another committee was probably not the
best course of action.
Charter-ing a New Course—Residentvolunteer Steve Casaleggio and
Administrator Alvis presented a draft of
the 2016 Jacksonville City Charter. A Study
Session is set for April 14, 2016 on the
matter. The Charter, last amended in 1985,
is out of date and out of touch with modernday municipal practices. Once adopted,
Casaleggio noted, “The new Charter will
be brief, concise…a remarkable document.”
The new Charter offers more flexibility in
managing the city’s day-to-day operations
and will be up for citizen approval on the
November 2016 General Election ballot.
Losing Their Marbles?—During
Public Comment, former Mayor Clara
Wendt claimed that the mayor/staff
denied her the right to speak about the
new City Charter at the previous 3/2/16
meeting. At the lectern, complaining that
she was unfairly and illegally treated,

Wendt remarked, “Mr. Mayor, have you
lost your marbles? If so, I have a package
for you.” She then approached the mayor
and handed him a bag of toy marbles. A
moment later after voicing her frustration
on not being allowed to speak, Wendt
asked the Mayor, “Are you building a
caliphate or are you playing Little Hitler?”
Adding insult to injury, the former mayor
raised her arm in a “Nazi-like” salute and
said, “Heil Hitler” directly to the mayor
before taking her seat.
Councilors Criss Garcia and Ken Gregg
presented an IT survey with responses
from more than 50 residents. Preliminary
findings indicate that Jacksonville residents
are quite interested in receiving more cityrelated information online and wish to take
advantage of other online services such as
“bill pay.” Council will continue examining
the results and updating city services to
reflect citizen desires.
New Nunan Estate Restaurant
Opening!—Restauranteurs Mario
Chavez and Elizabeth Wimberley
received unanimous approval for a liquor
license for their new family-themed
restaurant, “Onyx,” opening mid-May at
the Nunnan Estate. The estate is owned
by the Neuman Hotel Group, which
is leasing the restaurant portion of the
property to the Onyx team.
Public Safety Town Hall 3/19/16—City
Hall was packed with 60+ residents for a
Town Hall meeting to learn more about
future financing options for the Police
and Fire Departments. In future issues of
the Review, look for in-depth coverage of
this story in the form of positon papers
developed with the assistance of staff and
Public Safety Committee members. The
take-away from the meeting, which was
comprised of a statistical cross-section
of the populace, revealed several key
factors: 1) The public is not interested
in going backwards to a volunteer fire
department and values professional,
24-7 fire/medical response services.
2) The full-time Police Department
is exceptionally well-managed and
highly regarded. 3) Although city staff,
councilors and members of the Budget
Committee are working diligently to
find other sources of income to finance
both departments, (including property
tax levies, surcharges, a restaurant tax,
parking fees and more,) the vast majority
of citizens in attendance understood that
a tax levy would be the most reliable
funding mechanism.

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

February 18 to March 20, 2016

JACKSONVILLE CITY SCHEDULE
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, April 5, 6:00pm (OCH)
PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, April 13, 6:00pm (OCH)
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, April 19, 6:00pm (OCH)
HARC: Wednesday, April 27, 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

Call Type – Total Calls
911 Hang-Up - 2
Alarm - 6
Animal Complaint - 2
Assist - Other Gov't/Law
Enforcement Agencies - 75
Assist Public - 22
Bar Check - 1
Burglary - 1
City Ordinance - 12
Civil - 9
Custody - Mental Hold - 1
Disorderly Conduct - 1

Disturbance - Noise - 1
Foot Patrol - 1
House Check - 162
Larceny - Theft - 2
Missing Person - 2
Motor Vehicle Crash - 1
Parking Complaint - 1
Subpoena Service - 1
Suspicious - 9
Traffic/Roads - Other - 1
Unauthorized Vehicle Entry - 1
Unsecure Premises - 1
JACKSONVILLE REVIEW APRIL 2016

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Chamber Chat

by Tim Balfour, Executive Director
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce

Jo Heim
Cell: 541-944-8353

871 Medford Center
Medford, OR 97504
541-779-3611
Fax : 541-772-2010

Office: 541-779-3611

joh@johnlscott.com

Sharing the “Jacksonville” Story

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$789,000 | 301 Sterling Creek Rd, Jacksonville | 3 BR | 2.5 BA | 2700 SF | 7.48 AC

• Custom Built Contemporary Farmhouse
• Detailed Construction
• 1500 SF Wrap Around Deck
• 15’ Ceilings in Kitchen and Living Room

• Knotty Maple Cabinets in Kitchen
• Granite Counters
• Island with Cooktop
• 3000 SF Commercial Grade Shop

$45,000 | 633 E ARCHWOOD DR, EAGLE POINT
3 BR | 2 BA | 1400 SF
• Manufactured Home in Butte Creek Estates
• Recently Updated, Move In Ready
• Den/Office & Living Room

$75,000 | 566 OLD WAVERLY, EAGLE POINT
LAND | .18 AC
• Great Lot in Greenmoor Estates
• Surrounded by Beautiful Custom Homes
• Minutes to Eagle Point Golf Course

very spring, Travel Southern
Oregon hosts a symposium
focused on travel marketing
for its partners. I have attended this
meeting for the past 7 years to help keep
abreast of trends and developments in
the marketing arena. Regardless of the
speakers’ focus, the consistent message
from a marketing perspective has been
the importance of sharing our story.
Letting people know what it is like in
Jacksonville and what our experiences
with this town are.
We would like to hear from you about
"Your Jacksonville Experience." What is the
most memorable time you had in town?
What is it that you want out-of-town guests
to see or experience? If you had to give
someone a list of three things to do or see
in this area, what would they be?
So we are asking for you to help us tell
the Jacksonville story. You can share your
experience in whatever your preferred
communication platform. Send us an
email, write us a letter, send a Tweet
or a Facebook or Instagram Post. Use
#MyJacksonvilleExperience for social
media posts.
More About Travel Southern Oregon
(TSO)—TSO is one of the state’s seven
Regional Destination Marketing

Organizations (RDMO) and it represents
the seven counties from Coos and Curry
counties on the west to Lake county
on the east. In that role, TSO is tasked
with serving as the regional conduit
between Travel Oregon, the state travel
organization, and local constituents.
Travel Southern Oregon receives
up to 15% of the 1% state lodging
tax collected in this region. With
additional money coming from partner
cooperatives, TSO puts 88% of revenue
directly into marketing, concentrating
on marketing that has a direct return on
investment to their partners: businesses,
convention and visitor bureaus, economic
development groups, and others.
As the Destination Marketing Officer
for Jacksonville, I am the formal liaison
between TSO and our immediate area.
There are a number of local businesses
that also participate with TSO, too.
Taste of Summer—We are working
with Britt Festivals on the summer kickoff event, Taste of Summer, which will
be Saturday, June 4, noon-4:00pm. The
event is growing and will include more
vendors, music and wine this year. We
will share more information as plans
are confirmed.

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David Arrasmith
Candidate for

Jackson County Assessor

Integrity, Unparalleled
Experience and Commitment
to the Voters
arrasmith4assessor@gmail.com
541.890.1391
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APRIL 2016 JACKSONVILLE REVIEW

On May 17, 2016, Jackson County
voters will elect a new County Assessor.
Currently, five candidates are running
for this four-year-term position. One
candidate, however, stands out as
head and shoulders above the others.
That person is David
Arrasmith. David’s
unequaled experience,
along with his educational
background and
commitment to the
community, make him the
best person for the job.
Candidate Arrasmith
explains his reasons for
running for the office,
saying, “If elected Jackson
County Assessor, I vow
to work hard to help
taxpayers understand
their tax assessment. It’s been almost
20 years since Measure 50 was passed
and yet many Oregonians still do not
understand it. As Jackson County
Assessor, I will also help business
owners clearly understand what business
property should be reported on the
annual “Personal Property Return” and
what business property should NOT be
reported as personal property.”
If elected, David says, “I will work
hard to continually improve the office
services, including the website to help
make it easier to search for properties
and find the information one is seeking.”
When the housing market crashed a
few years ago, home values dropped to
nearly half their value, in some cases.
The Assessor’s office reflected this drop
in their property valuations. That drop
in real market value was felt by both
residential and commercial real estate
properties. In addition to commercial
values dropping, many businesses
failed and the sale of their assets
suffered. This was especially evident
in the food and service industry in the
Rogue Valley when many businesses
closed. The assessment of business
“personal property” did not reflect
the drastic change in hard economic
times. Only normal wear and tear
depreciation was reflected in assessment
valuations and economic depreciation
was not reflected in assessment values.
David is also concerned with “wear
and tear” depreciation. Currently, in

most assessment valuations, physical
depreciation is allowed down to 30%
of the purchase cost of the machine or
equipment. “I believe a more realistic
amount should be 10%...reflective of
the fast-paced technological changes in
today’s business world,”
he notes. Furthermore,
“Business taxes need to
reflect the economic times
to allow them to progress
and advance to maintain
competition in the market.”
Candidate Arrasmith is
dedicated to serving all
sectors of Jackson County.
As County Assessor,
David Arrasmith will have
the authority to build-in
economic depreciation
should hard times reoccur.
David Arrasmith has a bachelor’s
degree in accounting and successfully
passed the Certified Public Accountant
exam. He served as Medic Specialist E5 in
the U. S. Army. His education allows him
to be the only person in Jackson County
assessor’s office qualified to conduct
appraisals on certain types of properties.
With his exceptional knowledge of tax
laws, Candidate Arrasmith has served as
an expert witness in Oregon Tax Court
and the Oregon Supreme Court.
David also believes it’s very important
to give back to the community, especially
through volunteer work. David’s long
list of community involvement over the
years includes work with the Medford/
Jackson County Chamber of Commerce,
Rogue Federal Credit Union Supervisory
Committee Chairman, City of Medford
Budget Committee, Chairman, Rogue
Valley Transportation District Board, City
of Medford Citizen Planning Advisory
Committee and others.
Candidate Arrasmith has two children
and two step-children that are very
important parts in his life. All four of the
children live locally in southern Oregon.
The importance of family has always
been foremost in Candidate Arrasmith’s
values, along with faith, integrity and
honesty.
I invite the voters of Jackson County to
join me in electing David Arrasmith as
County Assessor.
Susan Burns, concerned citizen
Medford, OR

On Money & More: Why Inflation
is Another Tax
by Erich & Matt Patten, Cutler Investment Group
“Inflation is the one form of taxation that
can be imposed without legislation.”
~Milton Friedman
he American tax system is a web
of complexity best navigated by
a Certified Public Accountant.
But, given we find ourselves in April,
taxes are at the forefront of everyone’s
mind. We would like to take an
opportunity to address a tax that affects
everyone—inflation.
How is inflation a tax? There are
two ways that inflation is like a tax: 1.
Inflation is a tax in that it systematically
reduces the purchasing power of your
assets, and 2. The level of inflation is
primarily determined by government
actions. For retirees, inflation is an
especially prescient problem. Typically,
individuals retire with a nest egg they
have saved-up over a lifetime of earnings.
Inflation poses a risk to this individual,
as their nest egg buys less and less every
year. Without growth of their assets,
they will continue to see a decline in
purchasing power if their retirement lasts
for any considerable period of time.
Most people have a negative
association with inflation, but the
truth is that our economy needs some
inflation. In fact, one of the Federal
Reserve’s primary roles is maintaining
“low and stable” rates of inflation.
Milton Friedman was a famed American
economist who believed that inflation
could be managed by tightly controlling
the supply of money in the economy.
When governments need to spend more
than they earn, otherwise known as
deficit spending, they have two main
options: print money or issue debt.
Issuing debt is not inflationary in the
short term, however it can be if the
government later prints money in order
to pay back previously-issued debts.
This was one reason that Friedman
was so adamant that total government
spending should be minimized. Again,
the message is that inflation should be
controlled, not eliminated.
If inflation is not inherently bad, why
does it have a poor reputation? To begin
with, inflation can be difficult to control.

T

Many readers will remember 1980, when
inflation peaked at nearly 15% annually.
In this environment, inflation is truly
destructive to savings. Paul Volcker,
then Chairman of the Federal Reserve
Board, advocated controlling inflation by
raising short-term interest rates. By 1981,
he had raised the Federal Funds Rate
to an unprecedented 20% (today, short
term rates sit at 0.25%) in order to finally
control inflation. It worked, and inflation
has been tame ever since.
Today, the world sits in a historically
low inflation environment. This is
evidenced by the very low levels of
interest rates around the globe. In many
developed economies, rates have even
become negative in an effort to stimulate
growth and greater inflation! The good
news is that the U.S. economy remains a
bastion of relative economic strength that
the world needs right now. Economic
growth is slow but positive and steady.
Unemployment now sits below 5%, the
lowest level since 2007. America is doing
well, and today’s inflation risks are low.
There will again be a time, however,
when keeping up with inflation will be
a primary concern for savers. If you are
looking to stay ahead of inflation, there
is no better way in our opinion than
investing in a diversified portfolio that
includes stocks and bonds, both domestic
and international. Over time this has
shown to be a very effective means of
controlling the impact that inflation has
on your nest egg.
Matthew Patten is CEO and Investment
Portfolio Manager. He is a graduate of
Jacksonville Elementary School and South
Medford High School. Matt earned BA
degrees in Economics and Environmental
Geo-Sciences from Boston College and a
MBA from the University of Chicago.
Erich Patten is President and Chief
Investment Officer. He is a graduate of
Jacksonville Elementary School and South
Medford High School. Erich earned a BS
in Economics from the Wharton School,
University of Pennsylvania, and a Masters in
Public Policy from the University of Chicago.
See ad this page.

The Calculation of Your Social Security Benefit
by Steve Yungen & Jeff Blum, Jones & Associates
“No two snowflakes are exactly alike”
is a lesson I learned as a child, and so
it is with clients who meet with me to
discuss Social Security and retirement
income planning. Everyone has different
concerns and dreams that make their
lives unique from everyone elses.
Recently, a client asked how their
Social Security Primary Insurance
Amount (PIA) would be affected if they
stopped working at age 62, but delayed
receiving their Social Security benefit
until their full retirement age. The
answer required a bit of research, but
here’s what I found:
Social Security PIA is calculated
on the top 35 earning years. The PIA
is calculated from those years with a
formula called “wage indexing.” Wage
indexing stops at age 60, so by age 60,
the PIA is determined and “locked in.”
If no more contributions are made to
Social Security through wages after age
60, the PIA will not decrease. However,
if a person has higher wages after age 60,
higher contributions may be re-calculated
in the formula, and will take the place of
lower income earning years. The simple
answer is, “after age 60, the PIA could
potentially go up, but not down.”
Some people elect to take their Social
Security Benefit as early as they can (age
62), but for each year the Social Security
Benefit is delayed after age 62, the benefit
will increase by 6.25% to full retirement
age. If the benefit is delayed after full
retirement age, the benefit will increase
8% each year until age 70.

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Almost 74% of Americans unknowingly receive
reduced retirement income because they do not
know all the facts. Source: www.socialsecuritytiming.com/resources
Join our team as we discuss answers to these
questions and many more!

Join us!

April 19th
at 6:00pm

• Important recent Social Security changes!
• How much will I receive in Social Security income?
• Do I take it now or later?

Call to reserve your spot today–Space is Limited!
Often, many of our clients who may
have other monies, perhaps sitting in
a low- interest-earning bank account,
may move some of their money to a
Fixed Indexed Annuity with an income
rider. This is a strategy that can provide
guaranteed lifetime income and potential
tax advantages while delaying and
increasing the Social Security benefit.
Plan to attend one of our workshops, or
call our office for an appointment to talk
to us about building a solid, coordinated
retirement income plan for you.
Jeff Blum and
Steve Yungen (both
‘Baby Boomers’), at
Jones and Associates
Premier Financial
Solutions in Medford
have the tools and
the expertise to
help you make the
important decisions
to maximize your Social Security income.
Together, they are presenting Social Security
planning workshops to help others optimize
income in retirement. See ad this page.

Jones & Associates 541-773-9567
www.socialsecurityatjones.com

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onville

Let's Talk Real Estate

by Graham Farran, Expert Properties
How to Build a Retirement in 7 Years...
My four Investment Epiphanies

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

455 North Oregon Street
Historic Jacksonville
541-899-8938
www.touvellehouse.com

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y background in investments
in the past has mainly been
my 401(k) and my personal
stock portfolio. Thirty five years of my
life was spent in the high-tech industry,
so that became the majority of my stock
portfolio. I have seen my high-tech stocks
double, triple and then crash! It wasn’t
until I sold my home in Sonoma County
and moved to Southern Oregon that I
realized I accidentally made more off the
equity in my home than
I have ever made in
stocks. This became my
first investing epiphany.
That epiphany and
“accidental” windfall
started my obsession
for real estate investing.
I then invested in some
raw, rural land that I
developed and resold
more than doubling
my investment. Life
seemed great until 2005 when I went
through an unexpected and financiallydevastating divorce that wiped out a
lifetime of earnings and savings.
Life goes on, and as the real estate
market started to decline in 2007, (the
worst recession I have experienced) my
real estate partner and I began renovating
and reselling (flipping) homes. Renovating
and flipping homes can be fun and
profitable but it’s a full-time job managing
contractors; and, in 2007, homes were
declining in price, so speed was critical
as to how much profit you would make
and we realized we didn’t have time to
manage flips and work full- time.
In 2008, we realized we had little
retirement, so we then changed our focus
to creating a stream of passive income
that would be never-ending and that
we could retire on. With my incredible
partner, we started buying rental homes
seven years ago and we became very
disciplined about not spending, but
investing, our money. It’s easy to buy
that cool BMW X5 or take that Royal
Caribbean Cruise, but being in my early
50’s, building a comfortable retirement
income was far more important than
material gratification.
Now, seven years later we have built a
comfortable passive income stream that
we can now retire on and which leads
to my second investment epiphany: You
can create a lifelong income stream that
is enough to retire on in seven years!
Yes, for all of you over 40 who have lost
money in investments, went through a
financially-devastating divorce, had to
start over in your career, had an expensive
medical event, or have enjoyed material
gratification and not saved your money,
it’s not too late to build a great retirement
income. Yes, you do have to work hard,
you do have to save your earnings, you
do have to minimize the gratification that

comes from material belongs; but, you can
create an unending income stream with
seven years of investing!
This story could end here and I’m so
glad to tell anyone who will listen, that it
doesn’t take that long of heavy investing
before you have a never-ending income
stream. If we can do it, any hard-working
couple can do it! But, this story doesn’t
end here! My third investment epiphany
is appreciation. While our focus was
on the yearly passive
income that each
of our investment
homes would bring
us, a funny thing was
happening, each of
our homes was going
up in value and we
were building a lot of
equity! Every year, the
value of each home has
risen and our equity
in each home has
grown past the 30% we have invested.
The median price of a home in Jackson
County has gone up over 58% in the last
five years but our investment properties
are in Jacksonville where the median
value of a home has gone up almost 70%
in the last five years. So now we have so
much equity, we can borrow against that
equity in the form of a HELOC (home
equity line of credit) or a refinance and
buy more investment homes. Originally
we put down 30% to purchase our
rental homes and the banks loaned us
70%. Now we are refinancing and are
pulling out more than our original 30%
investment, which means we have none
of our own money invested which is an
infinite return.
My last investment epiphany is if we
keep investing our equity, we can have
more yearly income in our retirement
than we did while we were working!
That’s an incredible thought from
someone who has always worked a 60+
hour week.
We don’t believe real estate is the only
way to make money investing; it’s just
the path we chose that worked for us.
We have two friends that are vigilant at
studying Warren Buffet and invest wisely
in stocks, we have no doubt they will
do well and have a great retirement. We
don’t mean to make this sound easier
than it is, and we have learned in life “the
harder we work, the luckier we get!”
We’ll leave you with the most
important investment tip we’ve learned
and that is it’s never too late to invest for
your retirement, and if you continue to
invest you may have a retirement income
that exceeds your expectations!
Graham Farran is a broker with Expert
Properties, located at 620 N. 5th Street in
Jacksonville. Please see their ad on the back
cover and contact them at 541-899-2030 or
online at www.expertprops.com.

Jacksonville
Rotary Roundup
by Rex Miller, Member,
Jacksonville-Applegate Club
LLC
Tax
Lady,
Representation & Tax Preparation

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nder the leadership of President
Roger Thom, the Jacksonville
Rotary Club is proud to
announce the induction of our newest
member, Mary Lou Lerma from Rogue
Valley Transportation.
As a service project to the community,
the club has taken on the task of moving
the chicken coop at Hanley Farm to
a new location north of its current
location. Movement of the chicken coop
will create a larger entertainment area
outside the pavilion.
Coming in spring, 2017, members
of the club will undertake a World

Community Service
Project that aims to
provide clean water to tribes in Africa.
The members of the tribes that we are
looking to help are currently walking
approximately 7 miles to obtain water.
Providing local, clean water will help
keep the children in school.
Anyone interested in joining the
Jacksonville Rotary Club may contact our
Membership Director, Lyn Boening at
541-292-5448
To learn more about the Jacksonville-Applegate
Rotary Club, visit JacksonvilleApplegateRotary.
org and please “like” us on Facebook!

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Distinctive from land to glass.
From lush valley floors to steep terraced
hillsides, vineyards are planted on all
kinds of topography in countless wine
regions around the world. While wine
country is always picturesque, few
settings are as strikingly beautiful as the
Applegate Valley in Southern Oregon.
In what Sunset Magazine called “Wine
country the way it should be,” here
you’ll find a group of 18 unique
wineries producing a diverse array
of outstanding wines.

Plan your trip @

applegatewinetrail.com

Wild Wines

Join us for our Spring
Uncorked Barrel Tour

Sunday, May 22 - 11am to 5pm
Enjoy 18 wineries, appetizers, tastings and
fun at this self-paced wine tour event. Tickets
are $49 each and include a commemorative
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Tasting Room
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P i z z a & B i T e S
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Ta s T i n g R o o m H o u R s :
Thursday – Sunday: 12 to 7
Private tastings by appointment

Nine of our Pinot noirs,
Chardonnays & Syrah
were recently rated as
excellent or superb by
Wine Enthusiast.

4477 South Stage Road (one mile east of downtown Jacksonville)
www.dancinvineyards.com
541-245-1133

(91-94 Points)

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APRIL 2016 Events Calender • More at JacksonvilleReview.com

Jacksonville Art Events
April 2016!
Art Presence Art Center!
The Road to Adventure:!
Journeys & Experiences in Travel!

• 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.
• saturday mornings at shooting
star nursery. See class schedule page 23.

• Saturday, April 16, 9:30am: jwa annual
hike-a-thon, Doc Griffin Park. Register for
5k "Fun Run" at 8:30am. See article on page 33 for full
schedule of the day's events.

• Saturday & Sunday, April 2 & 3: roxy ann
gem & mineral show, Olsrud Arena at
Jackson County Expo.

• Tuesday, April 19, 6:00pm: social security
workshop, Jones & Associates. See ad and article
page 15.

• Sunday, April 3, 5:30pm: "romancing the
west" documentary concert, Jacksonville Inn.

• Saturday, April 23, 8:45am-1:00pm: ata trail
maintenance day, at Cantrall Buckley Park.
See article page 35.

• Saturday, April 9: food project pickup
day, Jacksonville. See info page 27.

Our Hearts Beat with the Rhythm of this Earth, by Zoe West!

Now–April 24: The Road
to Adventure continues,
with a diverse range of
interpretations of the theme
represented in art created in
many different mediums. !
Our Elaine Witteveen
retrospective also continues,
with a collection of Elaine’s
paintings offered at very
affordable prices.!

• Saturday & Sunday, April 30 & May 1: annual
spring garden fair, at Jackson County
Expo. See article page 25.
• Sunday, May 1, noon-4:30pm: mai fest, Frau
Kemmling Schoolhaus Brewhaus. See ad page 36.

• Tuesday, April 12, 4:30pm: britt classical
host open house, at South Stage Cellars.
See 'News From Britt Hill' on page 6.

• Saturday, May 7, 10:00am-3:00pm: garden
club spring sale. See article page 5.

• Friday, April 15, 7:00pm: movie night at
old city hall, "It Started With Eve."
See ad next page.

• Saturday & Sunday, May 14 & 15: boosters
historic home & garden tour,
Jacksonville. See article page 5.

• Saturday, April 16, 9:00am-noon: cemetery

JIM WITTER’S

THE BEE GEES
SMASH HIT MUSICAL

Coffee House
Revue

Autumn, by Anne Brooke

Art Presence Offsite Exhibits!
Pioneer Village: “The World is in Constant Motion”
Catie Faryl!
Exhibition of 20 paintings from 20 years of Faryl’s activist
art on display through April 28. See more at catiefaryl.net!
Jacksonville Library:
Elaine Witteveen
Retrospective!
Exhibit of paintings by
the late Elaine Witteveen
in the Naversen Room
continues through April
4. Left: Untitled Acrylic
by Elaine Witteveen!

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!

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Time in
a Bottl�

..
by John Cariani

Celebrating the folk favorites
of the 60s & 70s!
sponsored exclusively by Ascentron

“Magical happenings bloom beneath
the snowdrifts.” —NY Times

Friday, April 1, 7:30pm

$29, $32, $35, Youth (0-18) $20, $23, $26

sponsored by Joe Collonge

Signature Sponsor Southern Oregon Subaru

All tickets: $18

$45, $51, $57, $63

Thursday-Saturday, April 7-9

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SStars
Rogue Valley

5/5

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Saturday, April 16, 3pm

sponsored by Eisenstein Financial

Thursday, April 21, 7:30pm

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

Masterworks 5
ASHLAND: April 22 · 7:30 pm
MEDFORD: April 23 · 7:30 pm
GRANTS PASS: April 24 · 3:00 pm

MENDELSSOHN:
The Hebrides
BRAHMS:
Piano Concerto No. 2
DEBUSSY: La Mer

165 South Oregon Street ~ 541-899-8740!

South Stage Cellars!

April 7–May 19: !
Carpe Diem - Paintings by
Mindy Carpenter!

In 2009 Mindy Carpenter began
painting for fun in Sausalito,
CA. This led to her own
business, Carpe Diem Papers,
illustrating greeting cards and
paper goods with paintings
characterized by a childlike
innocence and fondness for the
little things that make life sweet.
Mindy recently made her home
in Ashland. South Stage Cellars is delighted to introduce
her to the community with this show of her original
paintings. Welcome Mindy to So. Oregon and enjoy live
music, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting at
a reception on Saturday, April 30, from 5:30–8pm.!

$15-$55
Students 50% off regular prices

Featuring

Alexander Schimpf, piano
“He savored each sound as
one relishes a bit of melting
chocolate in the mouth.”
The Washington Post

Website & Art Event Calendar by
Hannah West Design, LLC ~ 541.899.2012

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541-779-3000
www.craterian.org

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

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125 South Third Street ~ 541-899-9120!

www.soartists.com

8/5-6 & TMTO:
8/11-13 Little Mermaid

$42, $45, $48
.

Sarah Cummins has been
an artist all her life, and
taught art at the University level for many years.
For most of her artistic
career Cummins painted
in oil, mastering the
medium. To challenge
herself, Sarah recently
took up watercolors and
has fallen in love with her
new medium. For April
we will show a collection of her Native American-inspired
paintings, still lifes and more.!

Craterian Music
Hall: Legends of
the Road

5/27-29 SOU’s Comedy
of Errors

Talent Competition

sponsored by James Morrison Collier

Tuesday, April 12, 7:30pm

Looking Ahead...

2nd ANNUAL

All tickets: $20

April 1–30:
Sarah Cummins!

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• Wednesday, April 27, 3:00-4:00pm: april in
paris, at Pioneer Village. See ad page 8.

• Sunday, April 10, 2:00 & 3:30pm: stories &
songs of the CIVIL WAR with david
gordon. Jacksonville Library, Naversen Room.
Seating is limited, reservations suggested. See ad page 10.

Life Drawing Studio!

Bring your sketchbook and
pencil and drop in for our
weekly Figure Drawing studio
Mondays from 1–3 PM. Practice
and improve your skills by
drawing professional models
every week! $10/session.

marker cleaning & workshop,
Jacksonville Historic Cemetery. See article on page 9.

FRET DRIFTERS

Martin Majkut Music Director

rvsymphony.org 541-708-6400

170 WEST CALIFORNIA STREET, JACKSONVILLE • 899-1770

A Cup of Conversation
by Michael Kell

THE

WOODCARVING PLACE
.com

255 East D Street ★ Historic Jacksonville
Final Arrangements

W

hen we sat down to
prepare our trust and will
arrangements, the estate
planner asked how we wanted to
structure the end of life details. This means
death and burial instructions. The attorney
said no detail is too small. They clearly
didn’t know who they were talking to.
Mary said she wanted to have her
ashes split between the east coast and
west coast beaches where she spent her
childhood. We’re
waiting until both
exit this world to
have ashes dispersed
together, leaving
careful instruction to
our children. They are
to procure professional
fireworks, rockets in
particular, and affix
our ashes securely to
the rockets so upon
detonation, our ashes
will be scattered from
the heavens and drift
forever upon the trade
winds of time. This is to happen on a
summer night, full moon, and clear skies.
No exceptions.
Mary wants a big party; laughter, and
merriment. No black attire and lots of
flowers, mostly tulips and daisies. She
wants big food, big drink, and mandatory
dancing to old-school Motown.
Me: Please no Michael Jackson.
Mary: It’s my party.
Me: How about ‘Jackson 5’, Michael
Jackson?
Mary: I can live with that.
Then it was my turn. I wanted
lamentation, professional mourners
with wailing and tears. Dress code is
black, a little white for contrast but no
pastels. Surviving friends and family
are encouraged to speak but only if
visibly heartbroken. No flowers, food, or
party. Use the extra money to hire more
mourners. Those who’ve treated me wrong
and use this solemn occasion to gloat,
relieve guilt or just crave a sanctimonious
spotlight will not be allowed to speak.
Security should be present.

After listing all my wishes, both wife
and planner just stared at me until the
wife says, “Ok…shall we move on?”
I’m mostly kidding about the
professional mourners and such but is
it too much to expect at least one thing
in life go as planned? The answer is yes.
It is too much to ask because life is not
about me. Life is a gift; not a right and
not a nebulous phenomenon. Nor is life
an accident, excusing me from either
accountability
or endeavoring
to search out the
bloody intersection
where humanity
and holiness
collide. I believe
many who reject
this outwardly
have at some point
sensed inwardly it
could very well be
true but choose to
think in terms…
less absolute. The
best argument
to view life in absolute terms is because
death is absolute.
I’m looking out the window and see
plum trees in early blossom. They must
have been budding for the past week but
I didn’t notice. The end of our days is
going to be just like the plum tree. By the
time we see the mature blossom, it will
be too late to go back and watch them
bud. If you’re reading this it is not too
late to reconsider everything, even as a
child might. Truth be told…it is the only
way. For those able, the greatest purpose
on earth is to acknowledge where beauty,
power and grace originate. Everything
else…and I mean everything, bad and
worse, is reconcilable at the cross but
only if you believe and accept the costly
gift. I sincerely and lovingly hope you do.
Mark 10:15
Happy Easter
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.

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Living On Your Land – One-day Conference
If you’re not joining the Jacksonville
Woodlands Hike-A-Thon, consider a day
of classes at the beautiful Grants Pass
RCC campus on Saturday, April 16.
Presented by the Land Steward
program at your local Extension, there
will be four sessions to choose from,
covering forestry, building soil, a bird

walk, geology, pollinators, water storage,
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by Sandy J. Brown, AICP

he approval of Ballot Measure
91 in 2015 to allow the sale and
use of recreational marijuana is
making some dramatic changes to the
landscape of Southern Oregon. You hear
about it almost daily in the newspapers
or on the news, you see new businesses
sprouting up, and you see the price of
real estate being affected.
The County’s limited farmland,
especially properties with irrigation
rights, has increased considerably in
value and there is a limited inventory
of those properties currently on the
market. This increased demand for
farm properties has come in large part
from the State allowance of medical and
recreational grow sites in Exclusive Farm
Use (EFU) zones. In a recent move, the
State adopted regulations to prohibit
marijuana production in rural residential
zone districts. This is a relief to many
rural residential property owners, who
had complained about growers not
being good neighbors and a decrease
in property values for those properties
adjacent to marijuana growers.
With the new law allowing in-home
cultivation of up to four plants, buyers
may be concerned about an increase
of indoor grow houses and how this
changes the inspection process. Indoor
growing may sound nonthreatening, but
purchasing a home that was used to grow
pot can be a nightmare for a homebuyer.
Granted, four plants don’t exactly
constitute a grow operation. However,
buyers should be prudent when homes
show signs of larger grow operations as
grow houses can have mold due to the
use of the irrigation and moisture needed
for the plants. Larger-scale growers also
cut holes in ceilings to allow ventilation
and run water lines. Growers sometimes
also change the ductwork and rewire the
house to accommodate the high voltage
grow lights.
House Bill 3400, signed into law
after Measure 91, authorizes cities
and counties the ability to impose
“reasonable” time, place and manner

regulations on recreational and medical
marijuana uses. It also grants cities and
counties the opportunity to prohibit
recreational marijuana producers,
processors, wholesalers, and/or retailers
in their jurisdiction. As an example, the
City of Jacksonville is one city that has
adopted the ban, referring the matter to
the voters on the November 8th ballot.
Jackson County has chosen instead
to impose time, place and manner
regulations for all marijuana uses
which include: recreational and medical
production (growing), processing,
wholesaling (for recreational marijuana
only) and retailing or dispensing. The
Board of Commissioners is set to adopt
text amendments that will identify
regulations for all marijuana uses (the
meeting is scheduled for March 18th,
prior to when this article was written).
If adopted on March 18th, the following
will be allowed:
1) marijuana production in EFU, Forest,
and Industrial zoning districts;
2) marijuana processing in the EFU and
Industrial zoning districts;
3) Recreational marijuana wholesaling
in the General Commercial and Industrial
zoning districts; and
4) Marijuana Retailing/Medical
Marijuana Facilities in the General
Commercial zoning district.
Adoption of these regulations will
provide clarity and certainty for citizens
of Jackson County, not just those desiring
limitations of marijuana but also those
seeking to move forward with marijuanarelated businesses.
Sandy J. Brown, lives in Jacksonville
and is a real estate broker with Western
Properties of Southern Oregon, LLC. She
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com or 831-588-8204.
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The Weed Wrangler
by Bob Budesa
Our Clingy Friends

I

’m not sure why it’s taken this long
to write about two of our clingy
woodland weeds, but I intend to set
things straight right now.
Maybe it’s because I’ve been too
absorbed in the big weeds—the nasty,
spiny, cause-a-rash weeds, and I’ve
simply overlooked our smaller, less
ubiquitous pests.
“Catchweed bedstraw,” Galium aparine,
aka stickywilly, and Velcro plant, is an
annual weed found throughout most of
the world. The species name (aparine)
comes from the Latin word meaning
“to seize,” appropriate considering the
clinging nature of this weed. Bedstraw is
native to North America and is found in
almost every state, particularly in moist,
shady areas. Bedstraw is often an early
colonizer of waste places, roadsides,
and other disturbed sites. In agricultural
settings, it can reduce crop yields by as
much as 60%!
As you can see, it has lancelet-shaped
leaves arranged in a whorl around the
stem, covered with very small hooks that
grab your clothing, and cling to you all
day! Bedstraw is not poisonous, nor does
it have thorns. It’s just clingy.
Another plant with clingy
characteristics is “Torilis arvensis,” or
field hedge-parsley. You’re more likely
to encounter this plant in the woodlands
if you venture off the trails—along with

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poison oak, another good reason to stay
on the trails!
This non-native, annual weed, with its
slender growth pattern, coupled with its
proclivity to spread, makes it difficult
to control. The one thing you can do
with this weed is remove the seeds from
your clothing and your dog, who should
be on a leash beside you on the trail.
Before heading home, be sure to deposit
them in a waste container. If you throw
the seeds on the ground, you’re simply
disseminating the plant. If you take the
seeds home with you, you’re inviting
major headaches down the road.
Galium aparine

Questions? Please give me a call at 541-3262549, or write me at bob_budesa@yahoo.com.
Bob Budesa retired from BLM after 38
years where he oversaw the noxious weed
program with Medford District BLM
(850,000 acres) for 20 years, worked in Wild
Horse Program in 1970’s and was a member
of JWA for 2 years.

Saturday Mornings at Shooting Star Nursery

Photo: Sarah Cabalka

*April 2nd, Mason Bee Houses – Bring
the kids and make a mason bee house
and learn more about these amazing
pollinators. Mason bees are out earlier
in the season than honey bees and need
homes with just the right size of opening,
making this hands-on class fun and
beneficial. Includes take-home bee house,
too! Registration fee $10, kids free with
an adult registration.
April 7th, Deer-Resistant Plants,
6:00-8:00pm—Learn about plant options
living in deer country. We’ll tour the OSU
Extension Garden to see examples of
plant options featured at Shooting Star
Nursery. This class is at the Oregon State
Extension Office at 1053 Hanley Road in
Central Point—please register through
their website at www.hanleyfarm.org.
*April 9th, Perennial and Medicinal
Herb Garden—Create a useful and
beautiful garden bed will 100%
perennials (comes back every year).
There are so many great options for
cooking, tinctures, brewing, and more.
Landscapers–this class qualifies for 2
hours of CEH credit. Registration fee $10,
bring home an herb of your choice.

*April 16th, Small Trees for Wildlife
and Beauty—It can be difficult to find
compact trees for smaller spaces. Learn
about interesting varieties that also
attract pollinators, birds, and wildlife.
Landscapers–this class qualifies for 2
hours of CEH credit. Registration fee $10,
same day coupon for 10% off.
April 23rd, New to Gardening Series:
Watering Methods for Drought-Tolerant
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and care for drought-tolerant plants to
save time, money and precious water!
This class is good for all gardeners.
Landscapers–this class qualifies for 2
hours of CEH credit. Registration fee $10,
receive free drought-tolerant perennial.
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at the nursery unless indicated otherwise,
space is limited so please be sure to register
for classes. During classes there will also be
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parents supervision) as well as hot coffee and
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Grow with Respect
by Jakob Shockey
The following reflects the editorial viewpoint of the Jacksonville Review and was
reprinted with permission of the author and the Applegater newspaper.
So you’ve moved to the Applegate,
with the plan to “grow” this year.
You’re from Florida, New York, or
Texas, and rented a house with some
old pastureland or with a place for a
greenhouse. Maybe you’re just on a
hillside and plan on clearing out that
manzinita and bulldozing some terraces.
The green-rush is on, and even though
the local market is flooded, your getrich endeavor doesn’t really depend on
the Oregon market anyway, does it? So,
while we are being real with each other,
let me give you some neighborly and
honest advice on how to be respectful
of this watershed and its community.
Generally, Applegaters tend to beataround-the-bush in a conversation if it’s
an uncomfortable topic. I’m not going to
do that here. These are some of the things
that people are thinking but few will say
to your face:
If you are putting in a grow and plan
to water it, get a water right. That’s what
everybody else has to do, and many of
our creeks can barely balance the legal
irrigation draws with fish and wildlife
needs during the summer, without the
additional burden of your Honda pump.
And please, don’t illegally use your
household well for your irrigation needs.
It’s not an endless supply down there in
the ground, and all your neighbors have
their straws in the same pool. Nobody
likes it when wells run dry...just ask the
folks up Humbug Creek.
While we are on water, please make
sure you leave plenty of space between
your grow and the riparian habitat to
keep your overpriced soil amendments
from soaking into the creek. Seriously,
nitrogen and creeks don’t mix well. If
you did plant too close to the creek,
don’t cut down the riparian trees that are
“blocking your sun” It’s rude, illegal, and
those trees are now serving an important
function in filtering up your fertilizer
before it gets to the water.
If you’re building an irrigation pond,
don’t put it along the creek or river—

sensing a theme?—as it will inevitably
become a breeding-ground for invasive
plants and animals that don’t play well
with the local aquatic species.
If you are concerned about rodents,
erect raptor poles around your grow
instead of using d-Con or any other anticoagulant rodenticides (ARs). Simply
drive 3-6” wood pole into the ground
with a height of around 15’. Add an 18”
cross piece at the top for a perch, made
from 2” thick wood, and orientate to in
an east-west direction so that it’s more
visible in low light. These artificial raptor
perches are used all over the world to
help keep rodents out of large-scale
plantings. You provide a safe vantage
point for the hawk, and she eats your
mice and voles. What a deal! Problem is,
if any of those rodents have tasted an AR
in the last nine days, than your hawk will
die too. So get your neighbors to pack-up
the poison too.
Finally, some general suggestions for
getting along:
Don’t call yourself a farmer. It’s hurtful
to the people actually growing food in this
valley for a thousand times less money.
Pay your “trimmigrants” a fair wage, but
be aware that many local businesses can’t
afford to offer the same $30/hour underthe-table. You are making it harder for
everyone else to find labor during the fall.
Tip the person serving you at the
Cafe, buy a Britt Festival ticket instead of
trying to cut through the fence, etc. We all
know you have a wad of cash in all four
pockets, so don’t be stingy. Your buying
power is supporting local farmers and
small family restaurants.
In closing, welcome to the Applegate.
It’s a beautiful place to live, with a
diverse community of residents. Whether
you plan on sticking around and growing
some roots, or just making some money
and moving on, I invite you to add to this
community and place while you are here.
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The Literary Gardender
by Rhonda Nowak

Language of the Flowers: A Long Journey
Traveled by Plants and People

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believe Shel Silverstein is describing and their traditional healing and culinary
a forgotten language spoken
uses. Messages were conveyed between
between flowers and children who,
family, friends and lovers with bouquets
as yet unhurried in life, spend delightful
of flowers carefully selected for their
time conversing with nature. Grownups
meanings, which prompted Lord Byron
in our busy, modern world lose this
to write, “By all those token flowers
important connection, believing they
that tell, what words can never speak so
mustn’t be bothered with such frivolities.
well.”
However,
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wasn’t
always
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way.
The language of flowers reached
There is nothing like staying home for
For the past several years, I have been
its height during the Victorian era;
real comfort. ~Jane Austen
fascinated by the language of flowers
however, afterwards flower symbolism
fashioned by adults, who from ancient
was revived during periods of war.
times have relied
During WWI,
Bringing that perfect blend of comfort
Once I spoke the language of the flowers,
on nature’s flora
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Once I understood each word the caterpillar said, red poppies
and beauty to your home – my passion,
to express their
Once I smiled in secret at the gossip of the starlings, came to signify
sentiments and
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adorn their rituals
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a meeting place where no violence could
facets of the universal language of love—
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the self-love of Narcissus, the forgiving
of flowers has been forgotten, much like
love of Hyacinthus, the thwarted love
the childhood conversations with flowers
of Io (Viola). In April, the Romans
so missed by Shel Silverstein.
held a week-long festival honoring
Forgotten, perhaps, but not lost.
Flora, goddess of flowers and fertility.
Vanessa Diffenbaugh’s novel, “The
A precursor to today’s May Day, the
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reminiscent of Mardi Gras.
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Around 1753, Swiss botanist Carl
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h, April…typically the most
beautiful month of the year.
With the sun having warmedup the air, windows fly open and stay
open all day and into the night. We
emerge from our cabin fever and feel
renewed and refreshed with the spring
air. We open the windows and doors
fully and we see....darn dust everywhere,
and cobwebs forming Irish lace in the
corners and pillow fluffing sending
dust particles to dance in the sunshine.
Indeed, it’s time for spring cleaning!
Transport yourself back to the early
1900’s, when, for a full family, spring
cleaning was literally an “everybody-in”
type of job. In those days, spring cleaning
usually took a good week to do.
To achieve a thorough cleaning,
furniture was hauled outside, carpets
were rolled-up and laid over heavy ropes
or fences and beaten to release the year's
accumulation of dirt and dust. Draperies,
heavy fabric that cut sunlight, were taken
down and shaken to release the dust, as
well. These jobs were typically done by the
men as the rugs and curtains were heavy.
The women and girls got to scrubbing
floors, walls, windows, light fixtures
and hearths.
Think of the tools employed for such
a monumental task. Rug beaters, made
of wood splints twisted and curled
to form a fanciful design, were about
4-feet long, and they did the trick. To
prepare a carpet before it was rolled-up,
it would be sprinkled with bicarbonate
of soda (baking soda) and left overnight.
The powder would seep into the rug,
absorbing the dust and dirt that would
later be beaten out with a rug beater. The
rug would later come back into the house
fresh and clean.

Likewise, wood floors would be swept
and mopped and then polished with a
mixture of olive oil or a vegetable oil
and soda, forming a paste that would be
buffed-off to create a high-gloss shine.
This treatment would also be used on the
wainscoting and doors.
Window screens would be removed and
the children would sweep them down. The
glass in the windows would be washed
inside and out with water and vinegar and
buffed dry with linen or cotton cloth.
The tick mattresses would be thrownout upper story windows and children
would be allowed to jump on them,
releasing the dust and dander.
Outside, the furniture would be
polished and shined before being allowed
back inside. Upholstery was swept or
beaten as needed.
Wooden kitchen surfaces were
scrubbed-down with bicarbonate of soda
and coarse salt, then rinsed with vinegar
and polished with the oil mixture.
Feather dusters were used on the light
fixtures that could not be taken down and
washed. And of course, with a feather
duster, since the dust is just spread around
and not removed, dusting was a daily chore.
With the house devoid of furniture and
carpets, it was also a time for painting
and/or wall papering.
Moving back into the house with
everything spic and span must have felt
like heaven, until the hell started the
following April!
I haven’t even mentioned the laundry
chores, which also seems daunting before
the invention of the washing machine.
So, let me conclude by simply saying,
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37th Annual Spring Garden Fair
Southern Oregon’s One-Stop Gardening Resource

The Spring Garden Fair is fun for the
whole family, and a great place to find a
green-growing gift for Mother’s Day. It
takes place Saturday, April 30 (9:00am5:00pm) and Sunday, May 1 (10:00am4:00pm) at The Expo at the Jackson
County Fairgrounds, 1 Penninger Road,
Central Point. Admission is $3.00 (under
15 free) and parking is free.
Hosted by the Jackson County Master
Gardener Association, the Spring
Garden Fair is the only place in Southern
Oregon where you will find the largest
concentration of growers, vendors and
garden experts—all under one roof.
New at the Fair!
• More than 100 juried, high-quality
vendors, growers and exhibitors—the
most authoritative garden experts in
the field today—eager to chat about
new products and techniques, and to
share their knowledge and experience.
• NEW: Free demonstrations at the
top of each hour on raised beds,
mulching, watering, growing
tomatoes and peppers, caring for
roses and more topics. Presented by
Master Gardeners, with handouts
from OSU, these 15-minute
workshops are followed by Q&A
sessions. Free coffee sampling by
Café Mam.

• NEW: Free potting station. Visitors
who purchase plants and decorative
pots from any vendor at the Fair can
have them planted for free. A Master
Gardener will demonstrate proper
planting techniques, and provide
helpful handouts on container
gardening. Perfect for Mother’s Day
giving.
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t is famously
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the student is
ready, the teacher
appears. Sometimes, that teacher comes
as a coyote in a pick-up truck.
In Native American mythology, the
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of old, he brings insight and wisdom with
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when you start
feeling all high
and mighty and
takes you down
a notch. If you’re
feeling that you
have everything
completely under
control, beware.
Here’s my story:
I’m taking a
walk one fine
afternoon, feeling
very peaceful and
enjoying the almost-Spring weather. I
pass by a neighbor’s house, in front of
which is parked a large pick-up truck
with a prominent decal in the shape of
the United States on its back window.
There’s something inside the outline of
the United States, so I walk up close to
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they read: “F@*% OFF, WE’RE FULL.”
I step back, struck by both the attitude
and audacity of this, and resume my
stroll, thinking. It brought to mind a
similar incident during Christmas when,
parked at the grocery store listening to
“Silent Night” on the radio, I noticed
a truck in front of me with a bumper
sticker that read “God bless our troops—
especially our snipers.”
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words—close, but not completely.
I made my way home musing in a
rather long stream of consciousness that
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Unbelievable! The ignorance! The fear!
And then:
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your ignorant, redneck, fear-mongering,
xenophobic self and make room for someone
intelligent and nice to move here.
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causing me to fall over my own words.
“Now who’s full of hate and judgment,
eh?” he said. “You’re so superior, so
much more evolved, aren’t you? Yes, I
can tell. Much more evolved, wise and
compassionate.” He laughed gleefully
and ran off into the woods, furry tail
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I smiled broadly. Coyote got me; he’d
caught me and I had to respect it. It was
pretty gentle, as Coyote medicine goes.
It could’ve been a lot worse; I could
have been saying all those thoughts out
loud in front of lots of people, or in the
newspaper….
Laughing at your own arrogance,
hypocrisy and deleterious attitudes
and judgements is Coyote medicine
at its most
useful best. It’s
enormously
important
to be put in
check now and
again and even
better when
you can laugh
at yourself,
because that’s
when defenses
drop away and
real growth
takes place. Coyote medicine is about
smiling with egg on your face.
Later, I thought about that person
who put that decal on his truck and I
felt not judgment, but gratitude. He
was a good teacher for me. The whole
experience, in fact, was a great lesson in
humility and self-observation. It made
me painfully aware of how judgmental
I still can be; it also reminded me of
how easily someone’s harsh nastiness
can elicit my own darker nature—
an insidious side effect of negative
energies. Like attracts like.
Anyone can be spiritual when
everything’s lovely and life’s going your
way. But the true test for a spiritual
warrior lies in bringing your higher
self to the everyday challenges and
interpersonal assaults of this life, be it
dealing with someone’s disagreeable
views on religion or race or politics,
being yelled at, or simply slogging
through the daily routine. Remaining
aware, centered and peaceful, accepting
what is without judgment or attachment
and not allowing yourself to be pulled
into hatred and anger … this is the thing.
This is everything.
Coyote is a wonderful teacher
because he brings levity to the overly
serious attitudes we bring to just about
everything. Coyote reminds us to check
the attitude at the door or be prepared for
a face plant. He’s wiley, this coyote.
KATE INGRAM, M.A., is a writer, awardwinning author and soul-centered life coach
who lives with all sorts of animal medicines,
some of them easier than others. Find out
more at www.katherineingram.com and see
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by Ashleigh Scheuneman

eople say that April showers
bring May flowers. However,
I think that the flowers come a
little earlier in Jacksonville. For us, the
rhyme would go, “March showers bring
April flowers.” We have quite a bit of
daffodils around our house. I think that it is
just amazing that daffodils are able to come
up again and again in the same spot every
year, and that they spread like wildfire.
Spring is the perfect time of year (I
think) to be outside. The weather is not
too hot, and not too cold, just right as
Goldilocks would say. It is relatively cool
in the morning, but the sun decides to
peek through in the afternoon. The dew
lays heavy on the grass in the morning,
but the sun soon claims it for its own
enjoyment. It turns it into the light, fluffy
clouds that you see as you first open
your eyes when you wake up. For me,
it always puts me in a good mood when
I see that the sky and the sun decide to
not be so shy and peek out at us with
their smiling faces. I also enjoy the clean
air that I breathe on my way up from the
bus stop, as I ponder what I am going to
write about next. The trees, heavy with

bursting blossoms, wave at me with their
heavy pink branches. The trees sway
slightly as a slight breeze comes by to
tickle them. That is something I always
enjoy about the spring.
Some people say that spring is a time
of rebirth, but not for my little sister. She
just gets a year older, and this year she is
turning double digits, 10! It is almost too
crazy to believe! Goodness these kids are
getting old.
As the spring continues, make sure you
take time to slow down, wave hello to the
blossoming trees, and smile when you
see a blue sky.
Janessa Joke: Why are chickens always so
well groomed?
Because they have a built in COMB!!!
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
to be a published author.

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News from Jacksonville Elementary School

acksonville Elementary School
is getting ready to welcome our
newest Pioneers! Kindergarten
Registration is scheduled for
Wednesday, April 20th from 2:004:00pm at the school. Families will have
an opportunity to meet our current
kindergarten teachers, register their
children for school, and learn all about
full-day kindergarten. Spread the word!
Registering children in the spring helps
the school plan accordingly for all our
new students.
In March, Jacksonville Elementary
School students and parents hosted
their 12th annual Art Exhibition. This
year’s theme was “School of Art” and
showcased the creations of over 480
students in many media. Our student
artists enjoyed sharing their creativity
with all the parents and community
members who came out to support
them. Our thanks to Exhibit Coordinator
Christin Sherbourne and Art Program
Coordinator Jessicca Haynes and the
many parent volunteers who make our
PTO-supported art education possible.
Jacksonville Pioneers are off to the
Oregon Battle of the Books regional
competition! Christopher K., Brooke
J., Merrick P., Jaren P., known as “The
Flying Book Warriors,” advanced to
regionals in the 3rd-5th grade division.
Jacksonville sixth-graders, Kadyn C.,
Molly H., Jackson R., Eli H., will be also
advanced in the 6th-8th grade division
and will be competing as “The Classics.”
Go Pioneers!
“The Oregon Battle of the Books” is a
statewide voluntary reading program
sponsored by the Oregon Association of
School Libraries. Each team has read and
mastered sixteen books, representing a
variety of literary styles and viewpoints.
During the battle, teams are quizzed on
details of the books’ characters, setting,
and plot, as well as questions asking
students to identify the book and author.
Oregon Battle of the Books aims to
“encourage and recognize who enjoy
reading, to broaden reading interests,
to increase reading comprehension,

promote academic excellence and to
promote cooperative learning and
teamwork among students.” Our thanks
to Melodie Ealy, the faculty advisor, and
all the parents involved, who are making
participation in this program possible for
our students.
The 6th annual Jacksonville Elementary
School’s Writers’ Festival will be held on
Tuesday, May 3rd from 6:00-8:00pm in
the school gymnasium. National bestselling author Suzanne Selfors will be
the keynote speaker this year. Ms. Selfors
is the author of many away-winning
books, including the Imaginary Veterinary
series, the Smells Like Dog series and the
Ever After High series. Jacksonville is
particularly excited to host Ms. Selfors
this year because many students read
her novel The Sasquatch Escape as part
of the “Oregon Battle of the Books
Competition.” The Writers’ Festival
is a school-wide event, featuring the
writing of every student at Jacksonville
Elementary. During the festival, students
meet in small groups with local authors,
journalists, educators and other writing
enthusiasts who serve as mentors and
facilitate a discussion of each student’s
writing. Please join us in celebrating our
young authors!
Save-the-date for the school’s 28th
annual musical preformed on the Britt
Stage! Led by Jacksonville’s music
teacher Wendi Stanek, students from
the fourth, fifth and sixth grades will be
performing The Lion King on May 26.
This annual performance kicks off the
summer of music on the hill. The fun
begins at 7:30pm. Mark your calendars—
we’ll see you there!

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Kiwanis Honors March Student of the Month
John Henry Gaffney, a senior at South
Medford High School, was honored as
Student of the Month for March by the
Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville. His proud
parents are Grier and Larry Gaffney of
Medford. John Henry carries a 4.0 grade
point average.
He has taken all AP courses including
US History, Language and Composition,
Biology, Calculus, Spanish 4, and
Leadership to name a few.
He is involved in many activities
including, Varsity Soccer, Varsity Swim
team, Life Guarding and Swim Teacher,
and the Adventure Club. He has been
involved with the Alba-Medford
International Exchange Club, and
recently spent two weeks in Italy visiting
Alba, Medford’s sister city, and Rome.
He belongs to the Boy Scouts and is
achieving his Eagle Scout.
For his goals, he plans to maintain
his 4.0 GPA and graduate as one of the
class valedictorians. He plans to attend
Oregon State University and become an
optometrist. While in college, he plans to
pursue international studies and receive
a minor in Spanish. If possible, he’d like
to study abroad in South America.
His older sister has been a big
influence, encouraging him to become a
better student and to challenge himself.
She has always been an exceptional
student and a role model for him. She

currently attends OSU and serves as an
example of dedication. His parents have
also influenced him in every step of the
way to make the right choices.
One of the best things about
Kiwanis is being able to honor these
fine outstanding students from South
Medford High School each month.

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hough the weather may
still be cold and cloudy,
the best way to protect
your vision is to wear sunglasses
whenever you are outdoors.
The sun's damaging effects are a concern year-round
regardless of what the temperature is outside.
In addition to visible light, the sun gives off ultraviolet
radiation. This radiation is divided into three types:
UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C. The earth's ozone layer absorbs
UV-C radiation, leaving sunglasses to protect against
UV-A and UV-B rays.
Studies indicate that long-term exposure to UV-A and
UV-B can contribute to the development of cataracts,
retinal problems, benign growths on the eye's surface,
cancer of the eyelids and skin around the eyes, and
photokeratitis—a temporary but painful sunburn of the
eye's surface.
The sun's brightness creates a disabling glare that
interferes with comfortable vision and the ability to see
clearly. It causes eyes to squint and to water. This glare
occurs on cloudy as well as sunny days. On snow days,
sunglasses reduce the reflected glare that occurs when
the sun's light bounces off snow.

The best protection against the sun's damaging
rays is consistent use of sunglasses. Use the following
tips when selecting your next pair of sunglasses. For
optimum sun protection, the sunglasses should:
1. Block-out 99-100 percent of both UV-A and UV-B
radiation
2. Screen-out 75-90 percent of visible light (fashiontinted lenses usually do not meet this level)
3. Be perfectly matched in color and free of distortion
and imperfection
4. Have gray, green, or brown lenses (gray is
recommended)
Children and teenagers are particularly susceptible to
the sun's damaging rays. Why? Because they typically
spend more time outdoors than adults and the lenses
of their eyes are more transparent than those of adults.
Thus, this allows more UV radiation to reach the retinas
of children and teenagers (the retina is the light sensitive
layer at the back of the eyes.) The effects of UV radiation
are cumulative, so it's important to develop good
protection habits early in life.
Julie Danielson, Optometric Physician, is available by
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Dogs for the Deaf 25th Annual Dog Walk
Dogs for the Deaf is proud to bring awareness
to our mission by hosting the 25th anniversary of
our fundraising Dog Walk. It is our largest local
fundraising event and this year’s theme is The Silver
Screen! We hope you will celebrate with us Saturday,
May 14, 2016, 9:00am to 2:00pm at Jacksonville
Elementary School! This year’s event will include:
• A 1 Mile Round Trip Walk
• A Silver Screen Costume Contest
• A Dog Agility Contest
• A Poker Walk
• Raffles
• Education Booths

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ways you can help us
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Profiles - Cont'd. from Pg. 10
Southern Oregon…. We have no doubt that the energetic
proprietor has a bonanza of the first magnitude and
that his tenacious labors will be rewarded.” That did
not prove to be the case, and by 1885 Schumpf had to sell
the mine and apparently his house. His grandson said that
Schumpf lost his home “through dealing in mines.”
Perhaps a brighter spot for Schumpf was his marriage
to Ellen Barry that same year. She had been a boarder
at his residence and had helped care for his wife. At the
time of their marriage, George was 45 and Ellen was 18.
Although George and Maria’s marriage had been
childless, George and Ellen had four children, the
youngest born after George’s death. And while Schumpf
may have forfeited ownership of his shop and his home,
he continued to be the very popular town barber until
he died from tuberculosis on June 20, 1897, just short
of his 57th birthday. A devout Catholic, Schumpf had
a Grand Army of the Republic, Civil War veterans’

burial service in the Catholic section of the Jacksonville
Cemetery.
Today, Schumpf’s great, great granddaughter and
her husband, Emily and Dave Grimes, are Jacksonville
residents who continue to honor the history of the
region. They operate Rogue Jet Boat Adventures,
offering history tours of the upper Rogue where they
share the Valley’s rich heritage, much of it relating to
Jacksonville. In recognition of their efforts, Rogue Jet
Boat Adventures has been chosen as the Grand Marshal
of the April 9th Pear Blossom Parade. They will be
joined by Jacksonville’s own Belles and Beaus, who will
be portraying characters from Jacksonville’s and the
Valley’s history.
Pioneer Profiles is a project of Historic Jacksonville, Inc.
Visit us at www.historicjacksonville.org and follow us on
Facebook (historicjville) for upcoming events and more
Jacksonville history.

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The Yoga of Gardening

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here is a natural burst of energy
that we all seem to feel in the
spring. We can get overlyenthusiastic in our outdoor activities,
like gardening, golfing … and we pay
the price, usually in our lower back and
shoulders. (Wednesday JoyFull Yoga
chair & floor class at 10:00am & Fridays
11:30am will focus specifically on back,
shoulder and knee issues.)
Here is a great way to make your
gardening part of a daily self-healing
ritual by incorporating simple, yet
powerful, JoyFull yoga techniques to help
you with some of the physical demands.
This fusion of yoga and gardening can be
a source of nurturing and healing.
❖Make a list of 3 to 5 of your favorite
yoga poses & stretching exercises
from class (we will be learning specific
“garden-friendly” exercises in the JoyFull
Yoga classes: Wednesday 10:00am; Friday
9:30am & 11:30am; Saturday 9:30am).
Keep your list with your gardening tools.
❖Make sure you have water, not just
for the garden, but also for yourself.
❖Before you start working in the
garden, practice the Pelvic Breath: This
is part of a JoyFull yoga practice. You
can do it lying on the floor, sitting or
standing. It strengthens the pelvic floor &
core muscles. This practice can alleviate
and prevent lower back pain. (this is also
great to use while golfing.)
• Start by standing (or sitting in a
chair) before your start gardening,
feeling the feet firmly-planted,
pressing toes and heels into the
ground, tighten buttock muscles.

• Take a deep breath into your belly as
you open your arms, bend the knees
slightly, squeeze the shoulder blades,
arch your back and lift your chin;
invite the sunlight into your lungs,
and hold the breath, filling your
whole body with sunlight.
• As you exhale, straighten your legs
as you bring your hands to your
belly, pressing the belly in, contract
the pelvic floor muscles doing what
is called root lock (which is similar to
a “Kegel”) while holding the breath
out for 3 to 5 counts. (To identify

your pelvic floor muscles, stop
urination in midstream or tighten
the muscles that keep you from
passing gas.) Repeat this for at least
3 breaths. You can see the video www.
louiselavergne.com or www.joyfull-yoga.
com.
❖Set a timer on your phone, watch or
use a kitchen timer, to go off every 15
minutes and at that time stop for your
“Gardening Yoga Break”:
• Stand up; interlace your hands
behind you and stretch. Again
breathe-in the spring air; then
practice the pelvic breath again;
invite the spring air as you breathe
in to renew every cell in your body.
Practice at least 3 breaths.
• Stretch your hands out in front of
you and shake your hands at the
wrist in front of you. Continue for
5 to 10 then shake them above your
head. Keep breathing as you shake,
shake, shake…
• Relax your hands by your side and
rest your chin towards your chest for
a few breaths.
• Straighten your head and roll your
shoulders back at least 3 times:
breathing in on the way up, and out
on the way down. Then roll them
forward 3 times.
• Forward fold: Taking a deep breath
reach your arms up to the sky; feel
your feet pressing into the earth,
grateful for the gifts of the sun, and
as you exhale bring your hands
down toward the earth, grateful for
the gifts it brings. Repeat at least 3
times.
• Practice one of your favorite yoga
poses &/or stretches (from your list)
before returning to your task. Catcow pose is a great choice. Try it with
your hands on the seat of a chair.
At least once a day, sit or stand near
your gratitude garden and breathe into
your heart; think about something you
feel grateful for in that moment as you
hold your breath; let it fill your whole
body; expand the belly (count to 4 or
8); as you slowly exhale, imagine the
breath coming straight up through the
top of your head sending a "thank you"
note to the Universe. Do this for at least
3 breaths. Maintaining a grateful heart
is a powerful way to maintain a healthy
heart. It contributes to our sense of wellbeing and connects us more deeply to
the ‘NOW.” Each time you tend to your
garden, take time to clear your mind of
any negative thoughts. As your mind
wanders, redirect your thoughts to the
task at hand.
Don’t forget to take as good care of
yourself as you do your garden.
© Louise Lavergne 2001-2016. Louise
is a spiritual teacher of personal growth &
empowerment. As a Transformational coach/
speaker she offers effective tools, guidance and
inspiration to create more love, abundance and
joy in your everyday life. Online programs:
www.Foundation4yourLIFE.com. Louise created
JoyFull Yoga Wellness Center: 135 S. Oregon
Street in Jacksonville, OR. Sound Healing
Meditation & Class schedule: www.JoyFullyoga.com 541-899-0707, Email Louise: info@
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Paws for Thought by Michael Dix, DVM
Beware, Ticks are Year-Round Enemies

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hen my wife and I
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Gorge with our dogs Dulcie and
Dottie. One year, in late winter, we went for a hike near
Hood River. It was a lovely day, we enjoyed the great
outdoors, and our dogs were nice and tired. On our
way home, my wife reached back to pet Dulcie. As she
was petting her, she felt a small lump on her head. She
looked back as she pinched the lump and was horrified
when she found out the lump was a tick. She let out
a little scream, removed the tick from Dulcie’s head,
and then promptly put the tick on my leg. As I was
driving down the highway, I was not able to pay a lot
of attention to grabbing the tick so it fell between the
driver’s seat and the center console, where it may still
reside to this day.
I tell this story not to disparage my wife’s tick disposal
process, nor to point out how messy my car is, but to
point out that ticks are hearty little stinkers that are
around even in the winter. Admittedly, at that time I
did not have my dogs on year-round tick prevention. I
falsely believed that ticks were dormant in the winter
and were in some low metabolic state like a hibernating
bear, so I did not think my dogs were at risk of housing
ticks. In fact, there is a species and life stage of ticks
active at all times of the year. Ixodes ticks, the species of
tick that transmits Lyme disease and anaplasmosis, is
actually most active from October through February.
They can even climb up through snow to infect wildlife,
our dogs, and us.
Ticks are also not limited to woodsy environments
either. Some ticks, such as Dermacentor are often found
on plants and grasses along trails. If your dog never
sniffs around bushes to do their business, or to explore,
they are likely safe, but most dogs will stick their bodies
into the surrounding shrubbery and can easily get
infested with ticks.
In addition to transmitting such diseases as Lyme
and anaplasmosis, ticks can transmit Rocky Mountain
Spotted Fever, Babesia, ehrlichiosis, and can cause tick
paralysis. The types of ticks that we have in Southern
Oregon (Ixodes, Dermacentor, and Rhipecephalus to
name a few) can transmit all of these diseases except
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (which, ironically, is
more prevalent in the Eastern half of the country). The
Companion Animal Parasite Council website (www.
capcvet.org) has some great interactive maps to show
the incidence of some of these diseases in our area.
Jackson County is rated as moderate for Lyme disease
and anaplasmosis; and Josephine County is rated as

high for both of these diseases. The CDC also has great
interactive maps to show the range of the various
ticks (http://www.cdc.gov/ticks/geographic_distribution.
html). If one were to look at past maps of tick ranges,
it is apparent that these ranges are expanding. Thus,
the ticks and diseases that are not present in Southern
Oregon, could soon be here—ticks do not seem to care
about political borders.
Ticks are not just vectors for disease, they are pretty
nasty creatures. After they find a host, they crawl
around until they find a place to attach. When they
find a place, the make a microscopic incision in the
skin and then stick their head in. They then regurgitate
a substance that cements their head into the incision.
Next they begin to eat blood. What they do not need,
they regurgitate back into the incision. And they repeat
this until they fall off. It is this blood meal/regurgitation
cycle that results in the transmission of diseases.
Luckily, there are many options for tick control. It
is possible to pick off the ticks, but in many of the life
stages of the ticks, they are very small and easy to
miss. This is especially true with longer-haired dogs. In
the last 20 years, there have been great advancements
in acaricides (medications that kill ticks). Before the
invention of these, dogs needed to be bathed frequently
with ineffective shampoos. Then, came topical products
such as Frontline© (fipronil) that worked very well.
Others followed such as Vectra©, Advantix©, and
Seresto© (which is a collar). Then within the last two
years came oral acaracides such as Nexguard© and
Bravecto©. These are great because they remove some
of the mess of the topical products, and it is more likely
the dog will get the whole dose since there is no spilling
of the product and none of it sticks to the fur. All of
these products are very safe with minimal side effects.
They are also insecticides—meaning they kill insects
such as fleas. If a side-effect does occur, one of the other
medications can be tried as most work by different
mechanisms. The way I look at it, I would rather place
my animal on a safe medication than have diseasetransmitting ticks attached to my pets.
At Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital, we strongly
recommend year-round tick control. We also
recommend protecting your dogs from Lyme disease
with annual vaccines. We are happy to answer any
questions you may have about tick and parasite control,
and we can help you find the best tick control solution
for you and your pet. (And if you do pick a tick off your
dog, do not put it on your loved one’s leg)
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by Sansa Collins, Sanctuary One’s Animal Care Manager
There’s no denying Jerry Henning is a cowboy. From
his hat to his truck to the Border Collie circling his
ankles, he’s country through and through. Everybody
knows Jerry. He has lived in
the Applegate Valley since
1974 and is a vital part of the
community. Jerry serves on the
mounted Josephine County
Sheriff’s Posse, volunteering
his time and expertise to track
down lost hikers. Boy, can he
tell you stories. Yeah, he’s a
little rough around the edges,
but give his heart a spit-shine
and you see it’s made of gold.
In 2009, Jerry was hired as
a Farm Hand for Sanctuary One, the Care Farm that
has since grown into a vibrant part of the Applegate
Valley. Working with the frugal budget of a responsible
nonprofit, he found new ways to reclaim the term,
“Jerry-rig.” Did an 800-pound rescue pig bust the gate
latch? No problem, Jerry can fix it. Are the Angora goats
rubbing their fuzzy butts on the fence again? Don’t
worry, Jerry knows a guy who can hook us up with an
old street sweeper brush for them to rub on instead.
Need to unload thousands of pounds of donated dog
food stacked on pallets? Get Jerry on the tractor. If
you’ve got a barn full of hay you’d like to donate, just
call us up and we’ll send him on over. Just be sure to
have a slice of pie ready because this old cowboy’s sure
got a sweet tooth.
In addition to all the farm work he puts in, Jerry
serves as a mentor for the at-risk youth who come to
work at the Sanctuary. Many of these kids have no
positive male role models in their lives, no one to show
them by example what a good work ethic is. Thanks to
his time volunteering with the Big Brother program,
Jerry has developed an easy, joking way with the kids.

The boys especially respond to his example, soon vying
to make him proud with how many irrigation pipes they
can lay out or how many wheelbarrow loads of compost
they can shovel into the garden. Even if they’re at the
farm for only a couple hours, the kids will leave with a
positive memory of the time they came out to Sanctuary
One and Jerry showed them how to “cowboy up.”
When you adopt a farm animal from us, Jerry can often
be hired to transport your new animal to you. Take a look
at our website to see all the fun, fuzzy faces of our rescued
alpacas, llamas, horses, goats, sheep, ducks, chickens,
geese, cows, rabbits, and, of course, cats and dogs. Like
any reputable rescue, we do have a no-breeding policy to
ensure we’re not adding to the overpopulation problem.
And, it goes without saying that our babies should never
end up on a plate. But, if you just want some happy hens
to scratch around the farm or a pair of goats to help keep
the blackberries at bay, we encourage you to consider
adopting a rescue animal. Every animal adopted into a
loving home opens up space to rescue another, so when
you adopt from us, you’re really saving two.
Sanctuary One boasts a support base that is as varied
as it is passionate. We are thrilled to see so many
different types of people amongst our staff, interns,
volunteers, donors, and visitors. We all have different
diet and lifestyle choices, but we can all agree that the
magic created at Sanctuary One transcends all those
labels and equalizes us as human beings sharing the
earth with other creatures. You might be a rancher or a
vegan artist, a hippie mama, an old cowboy like Jerry,
or something in between. Whoever you are, we invite
you to visit the Sanctuary. There is a place for you here.
You might be inspired to volunteer, walk rescue dogs
or weed in our gardens. You might fall in love with one
of our adoptable animals and bring home a new horse
or goat to your farm. You might be moved to donate to
support our amazing work. Now is the time to “cowboy
up” and become a part of Sanctuary One.

Of Cats & Kibble
by Dr. Jeff Judkins, Animalkind Veterinary Clinic

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he longer I practice veterinary
medicine, the more I am
convinced of the importance of
nutrition in animal health care. Certainly
all animals (and people) need an excellent
diet to have optimal health, but domestic
cats seem to suffer an inordinately-high
level of ailments with a direct nutritional
cause. I would even say that over 75% of
the clinical problems in my feline patients
could have been prevented with the
proper diet.
So what’s a “proper” diet for a cat?
Contrary to what those Cat Chow
commercials would have you believe: it
doesn't come from a bag.
To understand why diet is so
important to a cat’s health, we need to
look at some history. Cats began their
close relationship with humans when
agriculture became established in what
is now Western Asia, 10,000-12,000 years
ago. Stored grains attracted rodents,
which in turn encouraged the local
wildcats to hang around these early
towns and villages. A mutually beneficial
relationship developed where people
tolerated the presence of these primal cats
for vermin control, and cats thrived on the
readily available food source. So whereas
primal dogs adapted to live with humans
eating people’s leftovers, cats have always
preferred the rodents and birds that were
plentiful in human habitations. Dogs
genetically adapted to become much more
omnivorous than their wolf ancestors.
Cats...not so much. Unlike dogs, cats
remain like their wild ancestors: strict
carnivores. When we get away from
feeding cats what is appropriate for their
species, we run into problems.
One of the primary problems with dry
cat food (kibble) is that it doesn't even
remotely resemble the natural food of a cat.
First of all, it’s dehydrated. A mouse (or
sparrow) is approximately 75% moisture,
and kibble has less than one tenth of
that. A cat eating mostly dehydrated
food needs to drink much more water to
compensate—but usually doesn’t. The
cat’s body then stays in a state of mild
dehydration, which leads to the formation
of a highly-concentrated urine. This can
result in the formation of urinary crystals,
and sometimes life-threatening urinary
tract blockages. Additionally, the cat’s vital
organs and body tissues suffer (sometimes
for years) from a relative lack of moisture
needed to stay healthy.
About 25 years ago, some veterinary
clinicians discovered that diabetic cats
that were fed diets lower in carbs were
easier to regulate. Taking this information
a step further, I began recommending
diets with virtually no carbs, and found
that many diabetic cats could be cured.
It turns out that cats are susceptible to
type-2 diabetes just like humans, and that

the cause is too many highly-processed
carbohydrates in the diet. The natural
diet of a cat has virtually no carbs and
certainly no grains, and yet Science Diet
Feline Diet lists “whole grain wheat”
as ingredient number two, and is over
30% carbs. Not something a cat would
ever consume in the wild. High levels
of carbs also push cats into a state of
long-term systemic inflammation which
is the underlying cause of inflammatory
bowel disease, cystitis (urinary tract
inflammation), gingivitis, asthma, and
chronic skin eruptions. (See my previous
article “The Cause of All Illness?” at http://
animalkindvet.com/illness for further
explanation.) It’s sobering to think of the
amount of suffering in cats and money
spent at veterinary clinics that could be
completely avoided by feeding a speciesappropriate diet.
Admittedly, you can’t find mouse or
sparrow diets at pet stores. You can,
however, get close to a cat’s natural
choice by selecting diets with the correct
amount of moisture, no grains, high
protein and low carb levels. Some canned
products may fit the bill, but you have
to know how to read ingredient labels.
Avoid inferior ingredients like “meat byproducts,” vegetable oils, artificial flavors
and fillers like carrageenan and guar
gum. The only cat kibble I recommend for
occasional use is Origin, which has under
10% carbs and is made with very good
quality ingredients. I recommend adding
some warm water to the kibble before
feeding to rehydrate it. Even so, Origin is
highly processed like all dry foods, and
the nutrient quality suffers because of
it. (See the “Kibble Conundrum” at http://
animalkindvet.com/kibble-conundrum.)
My favorite way to feed cats is by
using the frozen raw meat diets that
are now widely available at most pet
stores. My 14- and 15-year-old cats have
been on raw meat diets since they were
kittens, and they have never been sick a
day in their lives. They have clear eyes,
beautiful, thick hair coats and healthy
teeth and gums. A high percentage of
my clients feed these diets to their cats
and have similar positive outcomes.
Based on my experience over the last 20
years, I would have to say that a highquality raw meat diet is by far the best
health insurance policy you could ever
get for your cat.
One of the reasons cats have become
so popular as indoor pets in the last 50
years is the low-cost and ease of feeding
dry cat kibble. It may be convenient and
affordable...but there is a huge trade-off
that most cat owners unfortunately aren't
even aware of.
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Holistic Veterinary Clinic in Jacksonville.
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Food & Wine
Applegate Store & Cafe.......................... 26
Applegate Valley Wineries...................... 18
Back Porch Bar & Grill............................. 21
Bella Union....................................................6&20
C Street Bistro........................................ 17
Daisy Creek Vineyard.............................. 7
DANCIN Vineyards.................................. 19
EdenVale Winery.................................... 21
Frau Kemmling Schoolhaus Brewhaus... 36
GoodBean Coffee.................................... 3
Jacksonville Inn...................................... 27
Las Palmas............................................. 28
Mustard Seed Cafe................................. 35
Pony Espresso......................................... 36
Ray's Supermarket................................. 7
Red Lily Vineyards.................................. 12
Roam the Rogue.................................... 11
Schmidt Family Vineyards...................... 16
Serra Vineyards...................................... 5
Thai House Restaurant........................... 5
Umi Sushi............................................... 35
Lodging
Élan Guest Suites & Gallery.................... 2
Horsefeather Farms Ranchette............... 26
Jacksonville Inn...................................... 27

Magnolia Inn.......................................... 32
McCully House Inn.................................. 19
TouVelle House....................................... 16
Wine Country Inn................................... 19

Services & Other
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Allstate Insurance.................................. 3
Animalkind Vet Clinic............................. 31
Arrasmith for County Assessor................ 14
Brodie Dental......................................... 33
California Street Skin & Nail Studio........ 29
Cheryl von Tress Interiors+..................... 24
Cleaning Crew........................................ 32
Cutler Investment Group........................ 15
Insurance Center.................................... 14
Jacksonville Chiropractic Clinic............... 33
Jacksonville Insurance............................ 15
Jacksonville Tax Lady.............................. 16
Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital............. 30
Jacksonville Vision Clinic........................ 28
Jones & Associates................................. 15
JoyFull Yoga Wellness Center.................. 29
Jubilee Trolley........................................ 25
Katherine Ingram, M.A........................... 28
Laundry Center...................................... 32
Pioneer Financial.................................... 28
Pioneer Village Senior Living.................. 8
Rex Miller Dental.................................... 24
Segway of Jacksonville........................... 17
Snap Fitness........................................... 33
Southern Oregon Builders Assoc............ 22
Spa Jacksonville..................................... 24
State Farm - Judi Johnson...................... 17
Twin Creeks Adult Community............... 11
United Risk Solutions............................. 23
Valley Denture Care................................ 29
Wells Land Vineyard Event Venue........... 4

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David Pfrimmer - Windermere............... 8
Dixie Hackstedde - John L Scott.............. 12
Don & Kathy Hoskin - Windermere......... 17
Doug Morse - John L Scott...................... 2
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Jo Heim - John L Scott............................ 14
Joelle McGrew - RE/MAX........................ 29
John Sloan - John L Scott....................... 26
Sandy Brown - Western Properties......... 22
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Retail/Specialty Shops
Blue Door Garden Store.......................... 23
Carefree Buffalo..................................... 36
Carefree Buffalo Pet Food....................... 30
Country Quilts........................................ 28
Crown Jewel........................................... 7
Jacksonville Company............................ 32
Penny & Lulu Studio Florist.................... 36
Pickety Place Antiques........................... 25
Pico's...................................................... 26
Pot Rack................................................. 2
Rogue Valley Pet.................................... 31
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Shooting Star Nursery............................ 23
WillowCreek Gifts................................... 27
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Expands Hike-a-Thon

Springtime in the Jacksonville
Woodlands produces a show of nature’s
beauty that rewards those having the
good fortune to call Southern Oregon
home. A profusion of wildflowers in
bloom, the melodic calls of multiple bird
species, and the sweet smell of the conifer
and deciduous forest are just a few of the
sensory experiences awaiting those who
enter the surrounding hillsides.
This is the backdrop for the
Jacksonville Woodlands Association’s
(JWA) annual Hike-a-Thon community
event. This year, an expanded program
is being offered to encourage a more
diverse turnout from the community.
Hike-a-Thon will be held on April 16,
2016, in Jacksonville’s Doc Griffin Park
with an 8:15am registration for a 5K
“fun run” along Woodlands trails. This
is a non-competitive run for the sheer
pleasure of recreating and socializing
with one’s neighbors.
The traditional JWA Hike-a-Thon
program will begin at 9:30am, also in
Doc Griffin Park. There will be an update
on the “State of the Woodlands” and
a brief business meeting with the JWA
membership. Larry Smith will then begin
a guided hike along the Woodland trails
at 10:45am covering portions of the Sarah
Zigler, Rich Gulch and Britt Canyon
trails—with a focus on the historical

elements found at trail side. A noontime
picnic lunch in Doc Griffin Park will
follow the trail events—with beverages
and food being provided by Michael and
Mary Kell from GoodBean Coffee—and
Jacqueline and Jason Williams owners
of the Jacksonville Chiropractic Clinic.
The motivation for including a fun run
in the 2016 event was to attract younger
community members, and to introduce
them to the amazing natural resource
that is the Jacksonville Woodlands. The
Woodlands, to a great degree, have been
developed and managed by volunteers
from the community for more than 25
years. For the most part, the current
group of volunteers is dominated by
an older segment of the community. To
sustain the JWA as a volunteer, non-profit
organization will require the infusion of a
younger set of active volunteers.
There are no registration fees
associated with this Hike-a-Thon.
Donations, however, will be accepted and
are encouraged. Information will also be
available as to how motivated individuals
can volunteer their time, energy
and skills to the perpetuation of the
Jacksonville Woodlands Association as
the managing body for the Woodlands.
Persons needing additional information
should direct questions through info@
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Trail Talk by Tony Hess, Gary Sprague
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26th Hike-a-Thon to Feature
New 5K Fun Run

H

uh? What in the world does
THAT mean?
Well, let me explain. The
Jacksonville Woodlands Hike-a-Thon is
26 years-old this year, and in an attempt
to encourage a younger participation
and hopefully new members, one of our
board members, Omer Kem, suggested
adding a “Fun Run.” Oxymoron? To
some, I suppose.
The 26th Jacksonville Woodlands
Hike-a-Thon will take place on Saturday,
April 16th at Doc Griffin Park. Brochures
should be available in coffee shops, and
several other locations throughout town,
as well as on our website. We’ve always
enjoyed a good crowd, been blessed with
good weather, and a better than average
showing of wildflowers. Of course, the
impetus for the event long-ago was
the story surrounding the discovery of
Fritillari gentneri, or Gentner’s fritillaria.

With any luck, the showy crimson
flowers will be in full splendor, as will
hounds tongue, shooting stars, fawn
lilies, and a variety of other wildflowers.
In addition to the 5 km run, there will
be a hike led by Larry Smith, who will
entertain and amaze everyone with his
knowledge and oratory skills regarding
the history surrounding the woodlands,
as well as the city of Jacksonville. I don’t
know anyone who hasn’t benefited by
listening to Larry’s talks.
Following a brief meeting, and the run
and hike, lunch will be provided back at
the park for all to enjoy. Hopefully, we’ll
have blue skies and fair breezes by which
everyone can visit with old friends, make
new friends, and remember how blessed
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The Trees of Forest Park

Volunteers: Key to Stellar Trails

by Clayton Gillette

by Siskiyou Upland Trails Association

A wiser man than most once observed
that if one can’t see the forest for the
trees, then maybe one should focus on
just one tree and the forest will come
into view in all its splendor. And that is
the essence of living in the moment…
being aware of the one thing you can
see, reveling in its being, while the
quiet subconscious mind deals with the
forest beyond.
I’d like to introduce you to a few
trees in Forest Park that deserve your
consideration as you wander along,
exploring. Be it a massive fire-scarred
madrone, a singularly-proud specimen
of big-leaf mapleness, or the spreading
branches of a creekside Pacific yew,
it’s the journey that leads you through
the forest that kindles the wild spirit
in you. Other wonders will also catch
your eye, surely.
Hiking up “Ponderosa Snag Trail”
from the park entrance leads one through
an oak savanna before climbing out into
a fire-scarred area. Here, below the trail,
near the large dead namesake snag, one
finds a massive madrone. Its spreading
branches bear white blossoms in the
spring and orange berries in the fall - a
drunken feast for robins after the berries
ferment. The Madrone’s tell-tale orange
bark sheds in the summer, along with the
older leaves, creating a crunchy hiking
bed. This madrone bears the scars of
multiple fires and one can only wonder
at its age. Unlike the ‘Octopus’ madrone
near the “Jane Naversen Trail” in the Britt
Woods, this monster tree has many stems
joining at ground level. It is certainly
a tree to behold on this short loop hike
from parking area P-1. See map on page 34.

The spreading big-leaf maples are most
common along “Jackson Creek Nature
Trail,” often spanning canyon-wide.
Their heavy moss-covered branches
grow their own gardens of ferns.
Plate-size leaves turn bright yellow in
autumn, tumbling to the forest floor in
thick blankets. Bright fall days reflect
brilliant gold. Eyes squint in the corridors
between the massive trunks, struggling
to pick out the outlines of the trail so
heavily carpeted. Such a wonderful
time to be afoot, feeling the slight tug
of each massive leaf in passing. To
declare one maple more massive or more
splendorous is futile. Each seems more
spectacular than the last.
The Pacific yew I have in mind is home
to Pacific wrens. In the shade of this yew,
found appropriately on “Shade Creek
Trail,” is a park bench. What a pleasure
it is to sit on that bench and listen to the
melodious song of the wrens! Year-round
residents, the wrens flit up and down
“Norling Gulch” finding bugs where they
may, singing at their labors. Like other
yews in the park, this one is close to water.
At the tip of the branches, one can often find
the small red fruit, or aril: an enticement to
birds to spread the seeds widely.
Wherever you find yourself in Forest
Park, take a moment to notice the trees
in general. Because of the orientation of
the ridges and canyons and the elevation
difference between the park entrance and
the ridge tops, you pass through a variety
of woodland realms. It’s what makes
Forest Park what it is. With so many
miles of trails to explore, head out, and
don’t be concerned if you truly can’t see
the forest for the trees.

Help Spruce-Up Riverside Trails at
Cantrall Buckley Park on April 23
It’s our birthday! On April 23rd, the
Applegate Trails Association (ATA)
celebrates 5 years of community hikes,
events and trail building. Our first project
for 2016 is sprucingup the two riverside
loop trails at your local,
community-run Cantrall
Buckley Park. The trails
just need some trimming
and light tread work to
make them ready for
this new season and the
entire family. A year ago,
volunteers restored the
Upper River Trail and
two years ago we opened
the Lower River Trail.
In partnership with the
Cantrall Buckley Park
committee, ATA created a
new map for informational pedestals along
the trails and the new kiosks in the park.
Although access to much of the Applegate
River is in short supply, it is available yearround at the park. While on your stroll,
keep your eyes peeled for bald eagles,
beaver, geese, wildflowers, turtles and all
the other species that call the park home.
Trail maintenance volunteers will
gather at the park, Sunday, April 23rd

at 8:45am, start at 9:00am and finish
by 1:00pm. Bring your gloves and
dress appropriately by wearing sturdy
footwear and layered clothing. If you
have them, please
bring loppers, pruning
saws, digging tools
or power trimmers/
brushcutters. ATA will
supply additional trail
tools, water, snacks,
lunch and birthday
cake. An RSVP is always
appreciated. Contact
david@applegatetrails.org.
We invite you to
check out ATA’s Hike
and Event schedule
for 2016 and then
join us. What tickles
your fancy? Perhaps a
ridge-top stroll under a full moon or a
wildflower-filled hike to Frog Pond or a
horseback ride on National Trails Day?
For more information and a list of selfguided day hikes go to ATA’s website at
www.applegatetrails.org. ATA welcomes
you to lift your spirits, get out of the fog
and come to the beautiful Applegate
Valley to bask in some sunshine, play and
just have fun.

The Siskiyou Upland Trails Association
(SUTA) is a completely volunteer
organization, similar to the Applegate
Trails Association or the Jacksonville
Woodlands Association. If it were not
for the incredible gift of time and talents
of people in our community, many local
trails would not exist.
SUTA, for example, holds monthly trail
work parties during the winter months to
help the Medford BLM keep the Sterling
Mine Ditch trail open. As the Jack-Ash
trail gets built, volunteers will be key
to keeping that trail in good shape, too.
Every one of our volunteers brings their
own unique talents to help on SUTA’s
trails and we value them all! To provide a
flavor of how important volunteers are to
local trail systems, we wanted to profile
two of our exceptional volunteers.
Duane Mallams has volunteered
countless hours of his time for both SUTA
and the Applegate Trails Association
(ATA), helping to identify the future
routes for the trails that will stretch from
Ashland to Grants Pass. As a retired
engineer with the US Forest Service,
Duane draws on his strong background
of engineering skills. His volunteer hours
have entailed fearless forays into the
thickets to figure out the right grade so
that hikers, equestrians and bicyclists,
such as you, can someday easily reach the
crest of the ridges. He has painstakingly
measured and plotted maps at home
to achieve a particular grade and then
field-tested every inch. Duane has also
spent endless hours either alone or with
his wife, Katy (another stellar volunteer),
working on SUTA’s trails doing clearing
or tread work, improving a switchback,
or helping build our new trails. His
passion for trails has led him to attend
numerous trail design and construction
courses all over the Northwest. He even
organized a hands-on course for both the

SUTA and ATA boards to teach us how to
design and construct sustainable trails.
Joy Rogalla is another outstanding
SUTA volunteer, who always is eager
to help. Not only does she keep SUTA’s
finances in order, she shows up at every
trail work party and board meeting,
bakes delicious treats and lunches for
our trail work parties, sets up and staffs
our SUTA display table at various local
functions, writes grants for us, and
provides her thoughtful guidance as to
which projects we should be focusing
on in our future. Joy has been key in
organizing many of SUTA’s public events,
such as our extremely popular history
nights in Jacksonville and our National
Trails Day events. Incredibly organized
and bright, Joy is the quintessential board
member and volunteer.
Meticulous in detail, generous with
their time, talents, and dry senses
of humor, Duane and Joy make
tremendous contributions to SUTA and
the community’s access to great trails.
We owe a huge debt of gratitude to
them both and to all of our wonderful
volunteers. Come join their ranks!

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