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The Pot Farm Next Door – How it Happened Here

he city’s delay to expand its Urban Growth
Boundary (UGB) has resulted in an unintended
consequence with a marijuana farm being
established just east of the
city limits. This photo, taken
the week of April 20, shows a
fence being erected around a
one-acre section of a larger, 30acre parcel of Exclusive Farm
Use land, known as JK-1.
This pot grow is located just
east of the Chevron station
on North 5th Street, planted
on county turf owned by
Freel & Associates, a wellrespected development firm.
The pot farm is within clear
view of thousands of motorists traveling to and from
Jacksonville along Highway 238 and from Old Stage
Road, just north of the Post Office.
Although the 8 foot fence is required to screen the
pot plants from public view, cannabis plants often
reach 12+ feet in height. The legal limit for this grow
site is 96 plants. Such fences also do nothing to mitigate
skunk-like smells residents throughout Jackson County
are noticing from such grow sites. By mid-summer,

residents in Royal Mobile Estates, Pioneer Village,
Nunan Square and Vineyard View, as well as businesses
on the 5th Street corridor will likely be impacted.
Unfortunately, according to
Jackson County Development
Services Director Kelly
Madding, the county doesn’t
have an odor nuisance
ordinance at this time. So, if it
stinks, there’s no recourse.
I spoke with land owner
Dave Freel for this piece and
learned that the farmland has
been leased to a grower for a
three-year period. Freel noted
that the tenant may also plant
non-cannabis crops in the
coming years, possibly hay and corn.
Freel explained that the grower intends to plant
Lavender and trees to provide added screening and
odor mitigation. However, unless well-established
bushes and trees are spaded in, it’s unlikely that new
plantings will provide screening for years to come.
I have written on the subject of the UGB many
times, appealing to city officials to start working on
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1.72 acres zoned Community Commercial.
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This year the Jacksonville Garden
Club’s annual Spring Sale is on
Saturday, May 7, from 10:00am-3:00pm
in the alcove next to the Post Office on
Oregon Street.
Get set for Mother’s Day with beautiful
bouquets and arrangements created
from fresh-cut local flowers, or a unique
plant. Home-baked goodies—cookies,
brownies, scones, cakes, and candies—
will also be featured, an easy way to have
some delicious treats for the weekend.
Jacksonville Garden Club funds and
its members’ volunteer energies also
support local beautification projects
at the Peter Britt Gardens and the
Jacksonville Post Office. Over the
past few years, Club funds have been
particularly instrumental in supporting
the plantings for the restoration of the
Peter Britt Gardens. Susan Casaleggio, a

Club representative on the Britt Garden
committee says, “Through a bequest
from the estates of Robert and Ruth Root
and other Club funds, we were able to
purchase all of the perennials, shrubs
and trees that were planted between 2013
and 2015. This has been a wonderful
partnership for the City of Jacksonville,
the Boosters Club, and the Garden Club
to bring this important piece of our
history back to life in our town.”
Money raised from Garden Club
activities also provides scholarships
at the Oregon Stewardship and Rogue
Community College. Mark your
calendar: Saturday, May 7, from 10am3pm—see you at the sale!
For more information about the Spring
Sale or Jacksonville Garden Club events,
please contact Club President Judie Lyon at
541-899-4074.

News From Britt Hill

by Donna Briggs, Britt President & CEO

Rumors…

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he buzz around Britt’s 2016
line-up started with rumors
that turned into reality. Yes, the
“supreme” Diana Ross, along with her
daughter, Rhonda Ross, is performing
in Jacksonville this summer. Speaking of
rumors, have you ever heard the gossip
that Johnny Depp owns a house in the
Applegate? I have heard
that rumor for years and
have never been able
to confirm it. But I can
confirm that he is going
to perform on the Britt
stage, along with Alice
Cooper and Joe Perry
(Aerosmith), as part of
the Hollywood Vampires
World Tour.
It really does not
matter if you are a
country, psychedelic
rock, blues, jazz, or
classic rock fan; this
season covers the musical
map and that map leads
to the Britt hill. With three straight-up
country acts—Justin Moore, Lee Brice
and Hunter Hayes—this promises to
be one of the strongest country lineups
ever. Two worlds will collide when Les
Claypool and Sean Lennon’s Delirium
make for a crazy and fun psychedelic
freak show. Britt favorites Susan Tedeschi
and Derek Trucks are one of the most
soulful and talented blues/rock bands
touring today and will once again play
our beautiful venue.
We also have a feast of music for classic
rock fans. Starting with Eric Burdon and

the Animals in June and ending with the
Steve Miller Band in September, Britt will
bring more than a half dozen classic rock
bands to southern Oregon.
The Best of Britt featuring Lyle Lovett
and his Large Band will take place
Thursday, June 30, and is limited to only
425 tickets, with those attendees getting
access to premium
reserved seats. The
best thing about the
Best of Britt is that
the proceeds from
this event go directly
to our education
programs. We work
hard year-round to
provide students of
all ages throughout
the area with highquality performing
arts instruction
through specialized
summer camps, music
appreciation programs,
residencies and more.
By attending this event, your support
can provide a scholarship for a deserving
student to attend one of our summer
camps or help offset annual costs for
instructors, travel, music rental and more.
Rumor has it…that this season’s killer
line-up of shows will give concertgoers
countless opportunities to experience
once-in-a-lifetime moments of music on
the hill that will stay with them forever.
Carpe diem!
Comments or questions for Britt Festivals?
Email Donna at ed@brittfest.org. Visit Britt
Festivals at www.brittfest.org.

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nce upon a time, categorizing
heard it, pull it up on the web. We’re
popular music was simple.
positive it’ll make you want to be on the
Musicians stayed in their lane,
hill July 3.
playing either “Country/Western,” or
Two days later, it’s an evening of pop
“Rock ‘n’ Roll,” or “Folk,” or “Easy
by one of the classiest divas of all time:
Listening.” Radio programmers would
Ms. Diana Ross. Yes, that Diana Ross.
adopt a category and run with it. But
Once of the Supremes. Ain’t no mountain
then Willie Nelson let his hair grow
high enough to keep us away from the
long. Bob Dylan picked up an electric
Britt grounds on July 5.
guitar. Producer Joe Papp took “Hair”
Ready for some Rock ‘n’ Roll? We’re
to Broadway. Linda Ronstadt recorded
guessing there was a day when you lived
an album of Big Band standards.
to hear the strains of “School’s Out.”
Musical categories became less distinct.
You were eighteen, you liked it, loved
Musicians, programmers, and the
it—yes, you did—because you adored
fans themselves,
the Godfather
discovered that they
of Shock Rock,
like an eclectic mix
Alice Cooper!
of sounds from a
How about the
diverse range of
phenomenal
sources. Which is why
guitarist Joe Perry
we’re delighted by
of Aerosmith
the parade of music
fame—a living
makers this season’s
legend, right?
Britt Festival is
And—wait for
bringing to town.
it—Johnny Depp,
That isn’t to say
who was a rock
we can’t have our
’n’ roller long
Hollywood Vampires
preferences. Want
before becoming
some bona fide country? Come listen as
a heartthrob on 21 Jump Street and a
Hunter Hayes performs “I Want Crazy,”
swashbuckling version of Keith Richards
and “Wanted.” This Grammy-nominated
in those Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
youngster hails from Louisiana, records
Well, these three amazing guys have
in Nashville, and has shared the stage
christened themselves the Hollywood
with Brad Paisley, Trace Adkins, Keith
Vampires, and in the coupe of the
Urban, and Lady Antebellum. He’ll hit
decade, Britt is bringing them to us
the Britt stage August 25.
on July 23! (We know—we can hardly
Want more country? Lee Brice fills the
believe it either!)
bill. This sentimental singer/songwriter
Speaking of Rock, consider the gritty
will take you to the edge of tears with
voice and electric blues of Eric Burdon
“A Woman Like You,” and “I Drive Your
& The Animals. Please don’t let our
Truck” (dedicated to his brother, who
message be misunderstood: just buy a
died while in the military). This Billboard bloody ticket for June 17.
chart topper appears on September 14.
Oh, oh, we’re running out of space .
Then there’s four-time Grammy
We haven’t mentioned Chicago (June
winner Lyle Lovett. This country star...
21), Steve Miller Band (September 1),
wait... what were we saying above about
the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (September
categorizing? Lovett is traveling with
15), Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle
his Large Band, comprised of musicians
(September 9), Tedeschi Trucks Band
fluent in jazz, classical, and a musical mix (September 12)... Wait, we’re just getting
that’ll have you standing in your stirrups
started... The Buena Vista Social Club
on June 30.
(August 26)... wait... don’t forget Pat
Like Lovett, others who once may have Benatar and Neil Giraldo (August 30)...
been seen as strictly country are coming
wait... there’s more...
to town. For instance, Britt favorite k.d.
Paula and Terry each have long impressiveLang, in an inviting new trio—case,
sounding resumes implying that they are
lang, veirs—with Nico Case (of The
battle-scarred veterans of life within the
New Pornographers) and songwriter
Hollywood studios. They’re now happily
Laura Veirs. Their current single is titled
relaxed into Jacksonville.
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Mon. – Fri. 7:30am – 6:00pm
Sat. 9:00am – 2:00pm

State of the Art Presence Art Center
by Hannah West, Southern Oregon Artists Resource
ART’clectic Artisans Market—
ART'clectic Artisans Market will be
holding their spring pop-up event at Art
Presence Art Center this month. The
garden-themed show opens Thursday,
May 5 and closes Sunday, May 29. The
artisan’s market exhibit will be open
every Thursday through Sunday from
11:00am to 5:00pm.
Sixteen local artists and artisans will
display framed art, photography, pottery,
vintage furniture, jewelry, baskets,
wooden boxes, fused glass, garden decor,
greeting cards, prints, mixed media, and
textiles including quilts, wall hangings,
and hand-loomed apparel and gifts. Our
featured artisan is watercolor painter
Tony Laenen. Also featured are books of
local authors.
Please come and meet the artists
during the reception on Saturday, May 7
from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Art Presence Offsite Exhibits:
• Pioneer Village: Elaine Witteveen’s
“A Retrospective” moves to Pioneer
Village for its final exhibition. The
show opens Thursday, May 12, with
a reception the same evening from
4:00-6:00pm, and continues through
August 12.
• Jacksonville Library, Naversen
Room: Works by Nancy Bardos.
Photographer and iPhoneographer
Nancy Bardos shows her work at
the Jacksonville Library from April
18 through July 11. Nancy’s images,
processed with layer after layer of
artistic effects, are unique, colorful,
and charged with whimsy and
emotion—a must-see!
• Medford Library: Zoe West.
Zoe West’s artwork did not
fully emerge until her children
were grown and she had retired
from case management in
social services. Her colorful life
experiences during the 1960s, her
belief in a divine spirit, and her
desire to express our connection
with the collective unconscious led
her to explore different mediums.
For now she has settled on acrylic
and encaustic. Acrylic on-canvas
allows her to explore aspects of
humanity with bold colors and
designs, and often humor. “After
all,” she says, “life offers such
delicious experiences.” Works by
West will be on display from early
May through the end of July.
What’s Happening Upstairs?—Every
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and sketchbook and draw professional
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She is the creator and
editor of the Southern
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serves on the board of Art Presence Art
Center, is a core founding member of the Arts
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Jacksonville Artist Inspired by Local History
years ago, he has been accumulating a
Jacksonville water-colorist, Tony
repertoire of local scenes, including many
Laenen will be the featured artist at
the ART'clectic Artisans Market at
of Jacksonville's historic buildings.
Late to art, Tony began painting after
the Art Center adjacent to the historic
retirement in
Courthouse
2000 after a
during the
long career as
month of May.
In addition,
a hydrologist
with the U.S.
you’ll be able to
Geological
view some of his
Survey.
bird watercolors
at Blue Door
ART'clectic is
Garden Store,
a group of local
artisans that
located at 130 W.
California Street.
join together
several times a
Although
watercolor is
year for a “Pophis preferred
Up” market.
This spring's
medium, Tony
will also show a
event will be
“Cedar Waxwings,” watercolor by Tony Laenen
held Thursday
number of acrylic
and oil paintings. His subject matter is
through Sunday from May 5th through
the 29th at the Art Center building at 206
diverse, from animals, birds, flowers and
N. 5th Street in Jacksonville.
landscapes. Since settling into a home
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Pioneer Profiles: Benjamin Franklin Dowell – Part 1
Attorney, Packer, and Claims Collector

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by Carolyn Kingsnorth

ith the 1861 B.F. Dowell
the Indians. The loss of the mules was
house being a featured home
a serious financial blow so Dowell
on the Jacksonville Boosters
reentered the legal profession, opening
Club’s Historic Home and Garden
a practice in Jacksonville. Dowell’s
Tour this month, it seems
frustrating attempts to
appropriate to focus our
obtain reparations from
Pioneer Profile series on
the government led him
Benjamin Franklin Dowell.
to a lifelong career as a
Dowell, a great, great
claims agent, and he soon
nephew of Benjamin
had numerous clients with
Franklin through his
“claims for either Indian
paternal lineage, was
depredations or service in
named for this noted
the Oregon Volunteers.”
ancestor. He was born
As a frontier lawyer
in Albemarle County,
with little experience from
Virginia, on October 31,
an uninfluential territory,
1826. That same year, his
Dowell could make little
family moved to Shelby
unassisted headway in
County, Tennessee.
Benjamin Franklin Dowell Washington, D.C., but
After acquiring a “liberal
Joseph Lane, Oregon
education” at Shelby’s Male Academy,
Territory Governor, territorial delegate
he enrolled at the University of Virginia,
from Oregon, and Brigadier General of
graduating with a law degree and
the Oregon militia during the Indian
“distinguished honors” in 1847.
wars, helped Dowell with the procedures
He established his initial law practice
for procuring payment.
in Raleigh, North Carolina, but soon
Payment of Indian Depredation claims
moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where
in Oregon came under an act passed by
he opened a second office. He appears
Congress in 1832:
to have had a successful and lucrative
“If the nation or tribe to which such
practice, and in short order the Governor
Indians may belong receive an annuity
of Tennessee appointed Dowell to a
from the United states, such claim, shall,
district judgeship.
at the next payment of the annuity, be
But like many other young men of
deducted there from and paid to the
his age and time, the discovery of gold
party injured; and if no annuity is paid to
brought Dowell west. In May of 1850,
such nation or tribe, then the amount of
he joined a wagon train headed for
the claim shall be paid from the Treasury
California. En route, members of the
of the United States.”
party were beset by cholera and many
However, legislation and payment
died. Dowell contracted the disease as
were two entirely different things.
well and was bedridden until the wagons Delayed by commission reports,
reached the Rocky Mountains. After the
bureaucratic evaluations, administration
wagon train reached Sacramento, Dowell
fears of being viewed as spendthrifts,
suffered a second attack. His physicians
Congressional consideration, and finally
advised him to go north. A move to San
limited fund appropriations, it was 1861
Francisco did little to improve his health,
before claimants began to see any payments.
so on October 5th he set sail for Portland.
The years 1857 through 1866 were
When his ship reached the mouth
good ones for Dowell at Jacksonville. He
of the Columbia River, no pilot was
became a well-respected attorney and
available to take the schooner across
claims agent. He practiced in the courts
the bar. A violent storm drove the ship
of the Third Judicial District and before
95 miles northward. Dowell’s first case
the Oregon Supreme Court, attended
as an Oregon attorney was defending the
courts at Roseburg, and Salem, traveled
ship’s steward whom indignant passengers
to Portland, and at least once collected
accused of serving them only hardtack
bad debts in Umatilla County. Jackson
during the 25 days that it took the schooner
County used his services in several ways.
to fight the winds and sail back to Astoria.
He handled the advertisement of school
The steward maintained he was only
lands and printed appointments and
following the captain’s orders. Dowell lost
notices for the County Commissioners and
the case, and the convicted steward was
also defended the county in several small
sentenced to a bath of cold river water.
lawsuits. He also appears to have retained
Dowell soon learned that there was
his earlier interest in mining, investing
insufficient legal business in the Oregon
in some potential claims and at least one
Territory to support even prominent
marble quarry in Josephine County.
lawyers. In 1852, with borrowed capital,
His most successful year appears to
he purchased a pack train and began
have been 1862 in which he collected
carrying goods from the Willamette
about $60,000.00 in claims and received
Valley and Crescent City to the mining
a commission of ten per cent. That
centers of Northern California and
same year he was elected for one term
Southern Oregon.
as prosecuting attorney for the Third
When the Indian wars broke out in
Judicial District of Oregon.
1853, Dowell voluntarily placed himself
His substantial home on North 5th
and all his animals at the disposal of
Street was also completed in 1862. It
the various volunteer militia units for
is believed to have been the first local
as long as they were needed. In Hubert
residence constructed in the Italian
Bancroft’s 1889 History of Oregon, he
villa style and also the first Jacksonville
describes Dowell as “the first in the war
residence to be built of brick. The white
and the last to come out.”
marble used in the home’s front porch
Dowell gained a reputation for both
steps, window sills, and portions of three
bravery and patriotism. He carried
fireplace mantels may have come from
dispatches alone through Indian territory
Dowell’s own quarry.
and accepted federal supply contracts at
And in 1862, he married the attractive,
the government’s price while knowing he
22-year-old Anna Campbell, whom he had
would be paid in scrip, not hard currency.
been courting. According to anecdotes, he
He also periodically joined in the fighting.
hosted a housewarming party on October
During an 1855 battle with the Walla
24, left in the middle of the party to marry
Wallas, Dowell commanded the artillery.
Anna, and returned with her to announce
He mounted a howitzer on the saddle
that the housewarming party was now a
of one of his mules, and after loading
wedding reception!
the canon, would charge up close to
Next month: B.F. Dowell – Claims
the Indians and fire the cannon off the
Collector, Lobbyist, and Newspaper
mule’s back. The first few times the
Publisher.
reverberation knocked the mule to its
Pioneer Profiles is a project of Historic
knees, but the mule soon learned to brace Jacksonville, Inc. Visit us at www.
itself so as not to fall.
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Boosters Club Home & Garden Tour
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and Garden Tour” on Saturday, May
14 and Sunday, May 15 from 11:00am
to 4:00pm. On this year's special tour,
we’re featuring four historic homes and
a beautiful modern-day, traditionalstyle home designed and built to reflect
Jacksonville's architecture. In addition,
there are two gardens to be viewed and
enjoyed, along with a very rare and
special opportunity to tour the back stage
area of the Britt Festival’s Pavilion—
thanks to the Britt Music and Arts
Festival. Plus, top-off your leisurely day
with a complimentary tasting of three
wines at Daisy Creek Vineyard, located in
Jacksonville. Owners and hosts Russ and
Margaret Lyon will not only be sharing
their wonderful wines with you, but some
of their wine making knowledge, as well.
A trolley will be available to transport
you along the route while you enjoy the
onboard announcements pointing-out
other historic sights of-interest.
Tickets cost $20 and are available at
the Jacksonville Visitor's Center, located
next to the Post Office on Oregon and
“C” Streets. They are open daily from
10:00am until 3:00pm, or you may contact
them at 541-899-8118. Tickets are also
available by calling Judie at 541-899-4074
or Linda at 541-899-1666. Tickets will also
be sold on tour days at the ticket booth
between the Post Office and the Visitors
Center, at Oregon and “C” Streets, as well
as at the Dowell House, one of the homes
on our tour, located at 470 North Fifth
Street, across from Ray's Market. Cash or
checks, made payable to the “Jacksonville
Boosters Club,” will be accepted—sorry,
we are not set-up for credit cards.
When you purchase your ticket, you
will be given a “Home and Garden Tour”
brochure which contains your ticket on
the back cover. Please be sure to bring

your brochure with you on the day of the
tour as you will need it to be admitted
to the homes and gardens on the tour.
You may start your tour at the location
of your choosing. Convenient parking is
available in the lots near the Jacksonville
Library on “C” and “D” Streets and
outside the Britt Grounds. Trolley stops
will be located near all of these parking
locations—see the map located in the
center of your brochure listing all of the
properties on the tour, available parking
lots, ticket sale locations, trolley stops, as
well as locations of the public restrooms.
You may use your ticket to complete
your tour on one or both days, however,
only one entry to each property is
permitted in order to better accommodate
all guests. As our property owners have
generously opened their properties to
share with the public, we ask that you
take a moment and review our tour
policies located on page three of the
brochure. Thank you in advance for your
understanding and cooperation.
We are also very pleased to announce
that St. Joseph's Catholic Rectory, St.
Joseph's Catholic Church, St. Andrew's
Methodist Episcopal Church and the First
Presbyterian Church will also be open
for tours, as well. The locations of these
properties, with dates and times the tours
will be offered, are listed in the Home
and Garden brochure. All of the historic
properties are an important part of the
history of Jacksonville, which you will
enjoy learning about from our team of
docents, on-site every step of the way!
Proceeds from this event help to
support the Jacksonville Boosters Club
and the work they do in preserving
Jacksonville's history and in supporting
community projects and events.
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News from the Friends of
Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery

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the Jacksonville Boosters and other
Community volunteers in cleaning-up
and preparing the cemetery grounds
for the Memorial Day Holiday. Bring
gas-operated lawn mowers, weed eaters,
blowers, rakes, brooms and pruning
shears along with gloves and eye and ear
protection. Freshly-brewed coffee and
morning refreshments will be provided.
Parking is available within the cemetery
grounds. Meet at the top of the Cemetery
Road near the Sexton's Tool House to
sign-in and receive instructions.
Annual Memorial Day Meet & Greet,
Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May
30, 11:00am-3:00pm—Volunteers with
the Friends of Jacksonville's Historic
Cemetery will once again be placing flags
on the gravesites of all those Veterans
who rest in the beautiful grounds of our
Pioneer Cemetery. We will then be in
the cemetery to meet and greet visitors
and provide assistance in locating the
gravesites of loved ones. We will also
provide information about the cemetery
and the role of the Friends. Please
stop by and pay your respects to those
who served our country on this very
important holiday.
Marker Cleaning, Saturday, June 18,
9:00am-12 noon—Just a reminder, there
is no marker cleaning in May due to
other activities associated with preparing
for the Memorial Day Holiday. Marker
Cleaning Workshops will resume on
Saturday, June 18 and continue on the
third Saturday of the month through
September 17.
Please visit our website at www.
friendsjvillecemetery.org for a complete
listing and details of events and activities.
Thank you for your continued support of one
of Jacksonville's Historic treasures.

Fun Times at Hanley Farm in May

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May Events and Activities
Cemetery Stroll, Tuesday, May 10,
6:30-8:00pm—Join us for an all-new
event, an early-evening stroll in the
cemetery grounds to visit different
sections of the Jacksonville Cemetery and
learn more about the history of various
fraternal and religious organizations
comprising these final resting places.
This month, we will visit a number of
gravesites located in the oldest parts of
the “City Section.” Meet your Docents
at the top of the Cemetery Road where
plenty of parking is available. Be sure to
wear comfortable walking shoes as this is
a walking tour. No advance reservations
are required and the tour is free, however
donations are always appreciated and
help support the work of the FOJHC. This
new tour series takes place on the second
Tuesday of the month through August.
History Saturday, May 14, 10:00am—
Please plan to join us for another year
of “History Saturday Programs” in
the Cemetery. Our May program is
called "Coming Home, the return of
Jacksonville's WWI dead after their threeyear burial in France.” The program
will start at 10:00am and be presented
by Bill and Debbie Miller. No advance
reservations are required—just meet
you docents at the top of the Cemetery
Road where parking is available. Wear
comfortable walking shoes as there is
a little walking required for part of the
program. While the program is free,
donations are always appreciated and help
support the work of the FOJHC. “History
Saturday” is presented on the second
Saturday of the month through September.
Cemetery Community Clean-up
Day, Saturday, May 21, 8:00am-12
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ay kicks-off the event season
at Hanley Farm with two
annual favorites—the
Heritage Plant & Garden Fair and the
Children’s Heritage Fair.
Mark your calendar for Mother’s
Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday,
May 7 & 8 from 10:00am-3:00pm, for
the Hanley Heritage Plant & Garden
Fair. There will be a wide variety of
Hanley Farm
heritage plants
for sale including
perennial flowers,
shrubs, herbs,
and heirloom
vegetables starts.
In addition to
the plant sale,
there will be
many activities
from guided
house tours
($5) and garden
tours to hayrides
and a scavenger hunt. Food will be
available for purchase and special gift
items will be found at the Mercantile.
A special treat for Mother this year will
be a teatime bower of flowers in which
you may take a family photo. Bring
the whole family and picnic by the
pasture and stroll through the blooming
gardens. Admission to the Fair is free;
Hanley house tours are $5/person and
offered from noon-3:00pm both days. All
proceeds benefit the Southern Oregon
Historical Society and its mission to make
history come alive.
On Saturday, May 28th from 11:00am4:00pm the Children’s Heritage Fair is
open to the public. This is one of our
largest and most anticipated events of the

year. The Fair includes two school days
that are exclusively offered to 4th-grade
classes across Jackson County and ties in
with their history curriculum. Over these
two days, there will be over 500 students
learning about their local history and
agricultural traditions at the Farm! Each
class will have the opportunity to make
candles and clay pots, learn about the
no-till vegetable gardens, try their hand
at "faux"
cow milking,
learn about
the Oregon
Trail from
costumed
interpreters,
bake bread
and churn
their own
butter!
Admission
is $8 for
Adults, $5
for Children
and SOHS members. This special event
will include all the exciting activities
listed above, as well as several additional
attractions including wagon rides,
live fiddlers, farm-fresh-food vendors,
guided house tours, pioneer dressup, woodworking demonstrations, tin
punching, and so much more! This event
continues to be an invaluable source of
learning, fun, and community spirit for
young and old alike!
To volunteer at these events, email joelle@
sohs.org or visit www.sohs.org. Hanley
Farm, owned and operated by the Southern
Oregon Historical Society, is located at
1053 Hanley Road, between Jacksonville and
Central Point.

Digging Jacksonville: Revisiting
Hanley Farm Spring House, Again

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by Andrew Bastier

he Southern Oregon Historical
Society (SOHS) recently provided
me with a unique opportunity to
research, explore, and snoop around the
scenic Hanley Farm in order to provide
a synthesis of the past archaeology
conducted at the site. Located on Jackson
Creek just outside of Jacksonville, the
farm was first homesteaded in 1852,
and has been the subject of a variety of
archaeological investigations for decades.
It was my role to use the modern tools of
the trade to compile, comprehend, and
report on the mysterious surrounding
past research into the site.
The “Century Farm” was located in
an area known to have been occupied
by Native Americans long before gold
was discovered in the Jacksonville area.
Michael Hanley began improvements
to the property shortly after he arrived
in the 1850s, including the construction
of a stone structure over a spring near
the center of the farm—which survives
to this day. Small stone buildings like
this one protected a farm’s spring from
freezing solid during the colder winter
months and served as a natural food
storage facility during the warmer
months. The idea of a multi-use spring
house was nothing short of innovative
at the farm. Similar structures likely
dotted farms across the Ohio landscape,
Michael’s place of birth.
By 1994—nearly 150 years from its
construction—the spring had been
redirected, and the house ran dry within
the then-brittle and bulged stone walls.
In response to architectural preservation
and improvements to the dilapidating
structure, the spring house became the
subject of the society’s archaeological
field school, done in collaboration with
Southern Oregon University in 1997. This
excavation was an opportunity to educate
the public, and to use the dig as a means
of introducing students and volunteers
to the world of archaeology. While this
excavation was a success, the results were
never written-up from this project or the
subsequent ones, and much information
about the project (including maps and
field notes) was lost over time.
Hanley Farm is currently in need of
some infrastructure improvements. Past
archaeological excavations can provide
important information allowing these
projects to be conducted with as little
impact to the archaeological deposits
at the site as possible. By revisiting the
early archaeological work on the site, I

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View of the Hanley Farm spring house
as it looks today.
was able to relocate the eleven excavation
units from the 1990s field schools, and
inventory nearly 2,000 artifacts spanning
the centuries of occupation on the site.
This new information will allow Hanley
Farm and the Historical Society to
move forward with plans to improve
the site and better interpret the history
of its use over time.
Andrew Bastier is an Anthropology
graduate from the University of Hawaii
with archaeology experience throughout
the Western United States. He joined the
SOULA team in March of 2014 contributing
to multiple projects in the Jacksonville area
including the Britt Gardens Renovation
Project and Hanley Farm Excavation.
Andrew’s major interest includes replicating
prehistoric technologies. You can reach
SOULA by contacting Chelsea Rose at
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his month we would like to
address everyone’s favorite
topic, regulation! While at first
it may seem irrelevant to the “investor
on the street,” recent changes will
have a very real impact on how they
receive investment advice and the types
of products they ultimately invest into.
In early April, the Department of Labor
(DOL) released new fiduciary standards for
the investment advisory industry. While
not quite as comprehensive as originally
intended, the changes were significant.
What is a fiduciary? The definition of
fiduciary has no monetary connotation.
Instead, it is a relationship of trust
between two parties. This “trust” is most
often manifested in financial relationships.
Can a client trust that the advisor is
providing recommendations based on
the client’s best interest? Many assume
so, but this has not always been the case.
The opaque nature of many compensation
arrangements has distorted incentives,
and led to the development of an industry
fraught with conflicts of interest.
Until recently, two standards existed
for investment advisors; suitability
and fiduciary. "Suitability" meant that
advisors only needed to believe that
an investment was appropriate for
the client. “Fiduciary” meant that the
recommendation was in the client’s
best interest. Certain advisors, those
registered with broker-dealers primarily,
were held to a suitability standard,
which meant they could recommend
something that paid them well, as long as
they believed it was suitable for the client.
Registered Investment Advisors such as
Cutler, who are primarily regulated by the
Securities and Exchanges Commission,
were held to the fiduciary standard. With
these new rules, any individual advising
retirement accounts will be held to the
higher standard going forward.
The changes aren’t comprehensive,
however, in that not all accounts
are covered by the new rules. The

Department of Labor rules impact
retirement accounts, but do not include
taxable accounts or Trust accounts. This
still provides some room for suitable
recommendations that may not otherwise
find their way into a client’s portfolio. We
would recommend that investors continue
to be diligent regarding the fees that they
are paying, and ask their advisor for a
complete disclosure of their fees.
We view these changes as generally a
positive for the industry and investors,
but they may be less impactful than
at first glance. The financial services
industry has undergone rapid changes in
recent years. With the onset of exchange
traded funds (ETFs) and continued
education, investors are universally
aware of the impact fees have on
portfolio returns. More recently, the
industry has seen the rapid growth of
“robo-advisors,” which are automated
investment programs. The benefit of
these programs is primarily the limited
costs to consumers. Just as many of the
industries we invest into, technology is
having a profound impact on the jobs
and cost structures of today’s investment
advisory industry. While the DOL
regulations are a formal recognition of
this larger trend, the spotlight on fees
has been shining bright for several years.
Overall, it is you, the investor, who will
be the beneficiary of these developments.
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.
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Investment Officer. He is a graduate of
Jacksonville Elementary School and South
Medford High School. Erich earned a BS
in Economics from the Wharton School,
University of Pennsylvania, and a Masters in
Public Policy from the University of Chicago.
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This letter is concerning the use of
Jacksonville Elementary School grounds
by dog owners in the community. Up
until a year or two ago, many dog owners
would use the grounds of the Bigham
Knoll / Schoolhaus Brewhaus campus to
run their dogs. The owners of that property
have since banned dogs, and Jacksonville
Elementary has become the unofficial
Jacksonville dog park for off-leash dogs.
Don’t believe me? Visit the school field
for an hour or two on any given weekend
and observe the vast majority of dogs
that are off-leash. Problems include that
most dog owners who visit are violating
town code, and off-leash dogs and
playing children do not mix well.
Here’s a list of my 3 children’s
occassional interactions with off-leash
dogs at the school:
• kid toys taken/destroyed (multiple
times)
• child’s backpack urinated on
• my kids being yelled at by strangers
for “not closing the gate” fast
enough to contain their off-leash dog
(multiple times). Amazing.
• kids stepping in dog waste
• one of my kids bitten by dog
• child caught in the middle of dogs
fighting
I have seen that there is appropriate
signage at one entrance to the school
field, informing the visiting public that
dogs must be on leash. However there
is no sign at the field entrance by the
parking lot. I am requesting that at the
very least, signage be installed at the
parking lot field entrance, immediately.
Further signage on school grounds
about the town leash law, ticketing
info., etc. would be helpful as well. This
would alleviate two problems at once: 1)

relieve the School District of liability for
inadequate signage the next time a child
gets bit, and 2) eliminate any excuses on
the part of dog owners who have their
dogs off-leash.
I urge the Medford School District to
take this issue seriously. Don’t wait for
an incident to happen, which seems less
of an “if” than a “when” if the trend
continues. As Jacksonville continues to
grow, and with no official town dog park
in sight, I would anticipate dog traffic at
Jacksonville Elementary to only increase.
I see the overall issues as being safety,
school sanitation, and common decency.
Unfortunately these are lost on too many
dog owners, which is what I would guess
got them kicked off the Bigham Knoll
campus in the first place.
Greg Simmons, Jacksonville
CC: City of Jacksonville; Jacksonville Review
P.S.—I received a timely and positive
response from the Medford School
District. They are committed to having
signs posted at all entrances to the field
at Jacksonville Elementary School. They
encouraged me (and others) to call our
local Police Department to enforce the
local leash-law if after-hours on school
grounds. Principal Frazier did bring up
an important point: if owners continue to
have their dogs off-leash, and it leads to
ongoing problems with sanitation and/
or safety, the Medford School District
reserves the right to close the school
grounds to the public. Unfortunately, if
it gets to that point, it would be closed
to EVERYONE, not just dogs. Currently,
dogs are banned at the local Baseball
Little League Fields, and of course at
Bigham Knoll as mentioned. LETS HOPE
THAT DOG OWNERS DON’T GO FOR
STRIKE THREE. -GS

A Few Minutes with the Mayor
by Paul Becker

NEVER SIEG HEIL

M

ost of our Jacksonville citizens
have never been to one of
our City Council meetings.
They don't know what they are missing.
It's true each meeting has an agenda, but
that doesn't always foretell what might
happen since human behavior is quite
often unpredictable. This was certainly
borne out during our last meeting in
March. Talk about high drama! It was like
a Gary Cooper showdown in High Noon!
We'd done the Pledge of Allegiance,
approved the previous meeting's
minutes and the bills, and thought we
were ready for public input. No one
in the room could have been ready for
what happened next. One of our senior
citizens, a well known, civic busybody,
got up... dropped a bag of marbles on
my desk while asking if I'd lost mine...
and then gave the Sieg Heil salute while
calling me Adolf Hitler. It was a cinema
photographer's dream, though without
the cameras rolling.
Everywhere I looked, jaws dropped
in total disbelief. Now I know what the
phrase “dead silence” means. It was
probably the quietest moment in the
history of Old City Hall. Still wrestling
with the scene in my mind, I wondered
if perhaps I really had lost my marbles.
Was this a Walter Mitty moment? Was
I someone else in a different place and
time? Perhaps Leslie Howard in Mr. V in
Gestapo headquarters! No! There were
no swastikas in the room and I wore
no black Nazi armband. Was I Conrad
Veidt as Major Strasse in Casablanca? No!
Conrad was too tall for me to pull that
off. Perhaps Charlie Chaplin in The Great
Dictator! Again, no! I had no mustache...
perhaps 5 o'clock shadow, but no
mustache. Finally, some semblance of
where I really was returned when I saw
that the portrait on the wall behind me
was that of George Washington and not
'"Der Fuhrer."
Fortunately, the job of mayor does not
require a wit so sharp and politically
honed that one must instantly return an
insult with verbal ease. However, many
of our political leaders on the world stage
do seem to possess this ability, though

I doubt most could top Sir Winston
Churchill. When accosted by Lady Astor
who said, "If you were my husband,
I'd poison your tea." Churchill replied:
"Madam, if you were my wife, I'd drink
it."
There are times when it seems prudent
to not reply when insults and epithets are
thrown about. When our first President,
George Washington, was about to retire,
he received a letter from Thomas Paine...
a former supporter. Amongst his other
charges, Paine wrote, "The world will
be puzzled to decide whether you are
an apostate or an impostor; whether
you have abandoned good principles,
or whether you ever had any." George
wisely decided silence was a virtue.
The history of political discourse is
checkered with rude, if not appalling,
behavior no matter where you look. No
less than Abraham Lincoln was called the
“missing link” and the “original gorilla.”
Indeed, every decade of American
history has been filled with political
speech of the sort we now decry. Jingles
about Warren G. Harding’s illegitimate
daughter, rumors that FDR was scheming
to become a dictator, caricatures of
“Tricky Dick” Nixon as a used-car
salesman, Ronald Reagan mocked as an
amiable dunce, Bill Clinton nicknamed
“Slick Willy,”... American political speech
has always used insult and personal
attacks in partisan disputes over power
and policy. Our First Amendment right
protects our right of free speech... not its
content. In a true democracy there will
always be someone spouting invective.
The Seig Heil salute is somewhat
different from invective. It conjures up
images of death and destruction... antisemitism and concentration camps...
and over 1,000,000 American casualties
during one of the worst wars in the
world's history. I remember the Newsreel
images... I remember them quite vividly
even today. No! Use invective if you
must, but there is no place in all of
civilization for that salute.
And anyone who would use it should
understand that. I fear our busybody has
forgotten what that salute really means.

City Snapshot
City Council, April 4—During “Public
Comment,” Tony Hess from the Forest
Park volunteer group presented newlyprinted trail maps to the Council. Hess
explained that the map was made
possible from grant funds and selling
advertising spots to local businesses.
In closing remarks, Hess noted that the
“Forest Park has been transformed from a
white elephant into a white swan.”
Council unanimously gave its support
to a ballot initiative supporting the Rogue
Valley Transportation District Property
Tax Levy for the election in May, 2016.
Council unanimously renewed the
lease on the Brunner Building, located at
150 S. Oregon Street, home to the Senior
Thrift Store. The lease was renewed for
one year at the rate of $75/month and
with the understanding that council is
expected to discuss plans for several cityowned properties at a to-be-determined
study session. The City Administrator
noted that the sale of city-owned
buildings is on the table with the Budget
Committee and Council and will be
addressed soon.
City Council, April 19—On another
matter related to disposition of cityowned properties, Council was presented
with findings from three city-ordered
market analysis’ for the Miller House,
drafted by three real estate brokers. After
discussing the staff recommendation,
Council elected to list the Miller House
(current home of city offices/City Hall)
with the Bell/Hamilton team from
Windermere’s Jacksonville real estate
office. The list price will be not less than
$400,000. The city offices will be relocated
to the Courthouse within a few months.
Based on recommendations from
the Transient Lodging Committee,
the following “bed tax” grants were
awarded:
• Britt Festivals “Taste of Summer”
$7500
• Historic Jacksonville, Inc. Beekman
Bank Summer Docent program $1837
• Jacksonville Community Center,
Website development $1500
• Chamber of Commerce, Oregon
Shakespeare advertising $3437
• Chamber of Commerce, Fall &
Winter Travel Promo $5000
Council unanimously approved
a liquor license application for
“Beerworks,” scheduled to open for
business in the former site of the Adit

Public House at 150 S. Oregon. Adit,
formerly owned by John Guerrero, was
recently sold to Chris Dennett, co-owner
of Beerworks’ Medford location and
Elements Restaurant in Downtown
Medford.
Principal Planner Ian Foster updated
council on the status of the Historic
Keegan House, currently in foreclosure
and bank-owned. Foster noted that
the real estate company in-charge of
managing the property was no longer the
agent of record and that agreed-to-repairs
were now stalled. The home falls under
the city’s “Demolition by Neglect” statute.
New Staffing Recommendations­—The
following staffing recommendations as
presented by the City were unanimously
approved by Personnel Committee and
approved by the City Council:
Planning Department: Ian Foster will
be the Principle Planner effective 7/1/16. The
plan is to take this next fiscal year to train
him for the Planning Director position which
is a department head position managing all
facets of the planning department.
The plan is also to hire an additional part
time position and keep some money in the
Contract Services for Planning line item for
RVCOG to continue as a resource, decreasing
the number of hours over the course of the
year to an as needed basis.
Administration Department: Last year
at this time, we were anticipating filling
the Public Works Director position by
promoting from within. We however did not
have a qualified applicant, therefore staffing
remained the same in the Public Works
department.
To allow me (Jeff Alvis, City
Administrator) to spend more time in
the field with the Public Works crew, we
will be assigning Assistant Administrator
responsibilities to Stacey McNichols in
the areas of assisting with City Council,
administrative meetings, etc. She will
continue as Finance Director / HR. This
change will allow me to spend more time in
the Public Works department to prepare for
filling the Public Works Director position by
the time I retire.
Public Works Department: Our Public
Works Clerk, Beverly Smith, will be retiring
within the next 2-3 years. In preparation for
that, we will be hiring a PT Utility Clerk to
begin training for that position. We will be
working through job descriptions and options
related to this positon prior to her retirement.

WANT TO BE MORE INVOLVED WITH OUR CITY?
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.

POLICE BLOTTER
Jacksonville Police Department

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

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

A consolidated report based on type of calls & number of incidences

March 21 to April 19, 2016
Call Type – Total Calls
911 Hang-Up - 2
Abandoned Vehicle - 1
Alarm - 7
Animal Complaint - 7
Assist - Other Gov't/Law
Enforcement Agencies - 61
Assist Public - 28
Assist Medical - 5
Bar Check - 1
City Ordinance - 7
Domestic - 1

Fraud - 4
House Check - 62
Juvenile Problem - 1
Larceny - Theft - 3
Motor Vehicle Crash - 1
Parking Complaint - 1
Property Lost/Found - 2
Sudden Death - 1
Suspicious - 9
Traffic/Roads - Other - 2

JACKSONVILLE REVIEW MAY 2016

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830 Minnesota, Medford
A 1920’s Historic Charmer in a Magical East Medford location!
Meticulously maintained 4 bedroom, 3 bath home on a parklike .37 acre lot. Beautifully updated with the continued
feel of yesteryear, this home is a head turner on a stunning
tree lined street.

Office/den with a comfy window seat

and built-ins, large light filled dining area, master bedroom
and second bedroom and bath on the main level and 2
bedrooms and a bath upstairs. Hardwood floors throughout,
large open family room and light filled kitchen with corner
sink/window.

A breathtaking, private backyard with patio

areas that would make any gardener envious! 2 car garage
and a convenient location to shopping and downtown!
$

475,000

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

110 Ponderosa, Jacksonville

A private retreat, in the heart of Historic Jacksonville OR! This
single story home, built in 1997, features vaulted ceilings,
hardwood floors throughout, beautiful built-in cabinetry,
a split bedroom floorplan, central vac, surround sound, air
filtration, fireplace, granite countertops and an oversized 3
car garage with convenient attic storage areas. Located on
a knoll, this level 1/2 acre lot is beautifully landscaped and
affords complete privacy in the backyard. Beautiful views,
a circular drive, paved RV parking, a large covered deck area
and a fabulous water feature with a large pond full of beautiful
koi! A complete backyard paradise! Huge master suite with a
bath complete with jetted tub, double sinks, walk-in closet
and French doors to the covered patio and hot tub. Large
kitchen, open to the family and dining area, with crisp white
cabinets, built-in buffet and large peninsula for added seating.
Short distance to all the Jacksonville lifestyle has to offer!
$

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
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Medford OR 97504

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The Costs (and Benefits) of Not Retiring
by Steve Yungen & Jeff Blum, Jones & Associates

M

ore and more Baby Boomers
plan on working while
receiving their Social Security
benefits. In a recent survey, AARP found
that almost 80% plan on continuing to
work. So, how will your Social Security
benefits be affected while working?
You can receive Social Security
retirement benefits and work at the same
time. However, if you are younger than
full retirement age and make more than
the yearly earnings limit, Social Security
will reduce your benefit.
If taking benefits more than one year
before full retirement age, Social Security
will deduct $1 from your benefit for
every $2 you earn above the annual limit.
For 2016 that limit is $15,720.
If taking benefits less than one year
before full retirement age, Social Security
will deduct $1 in benefits for every $3
you earn above a different limit. If you
reach full retirement age in 2016, the limit
on your earnings is $41,880.
Starting with the month you reach full
retirement age, you can make as much
money as you can without any reduction
to your Social Security benefit. There is
no earnings limit.
Social Security counts the wages you
make from your job or your net earnings if
you're self-employed. Social Security also
counts income from bonuses, commissions
and vacation pay, but they do not count
pensions, annuities, investment income,
interest, veterans or other government or
military retirement benefits.
Continuing to work can also have
other benefits. Studies have found that
continuing to work may bring you better
health and a longer life. Also, your
benefits may increase when you continue
to work. Even if you are receiving
benefits, you will continue to pay

Social Security taxes on your earnings.
However, they will check your record
every year to see whether the additional
earnings you had will increase your
monthly benefit. If there is an increase,
Social Security will send you a letter
telling you of your new benefit amount.
Social Security income planning
should be a cornerstone in your overall
retirement plan. Coordination with
other investments and income sources
is very important to maximize your
opportunities. Plan to attend one of
our workshops, or call our office for
a personalized 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.

Chamber Chat

by Tim Balfour, Executive Director
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce

WORKSHOP

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!

Planning for the 2016 Taste of Summer

Join us!
May 17th

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

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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MAY 2016 JACKSONVILLE REVIEW

T

he Taste of Summer celebration
has grown over the past 5
years into a major event for
Jacksonville, attracting over 2,000
attendees. The intent of the event is to
bring people
to town and to
celebrate the
beginning of
summer in our
wonderful town,
to kick-off the
Britt Season
and to create
an accessible
forum for people
to experience
regional wines.
This year,
Taste of Summer is Saturday, June
4 from noon-4:00pm. Streets will be
closed from 9:00am-5:00pm to allow for
set-up and break-down. The event is a
joint effort between Britt Festivals and the
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce &
Business Association.
This year, a major change is that
California Street will be closed for the
entire day. This change accommodates
the larger attendance expected, better
manages vehicular traffic flow and
provides a safer environment for
pedestrian traffic.
To minimize issues, we are working
with ODOT in relation to closing the
highway and redirecting traffic before
it arrives in town. Last year, there
were major traffic back-ups due to the
increased pedestrian traffic, an issue we
are planning to minimize this year.
In addition to the banner announcing
the event which will hang over California

Street for two weeks in-advance, ODOT
will place message signs outside of town
a couple of days in advance. The intent
is to notify those people planning on
driving in the area on the event day and
provide
forewarning
to make
route
adjustments.
We will
be testing
several
different
signage
and detour
placements
and
evaluating
them for usage in future events. In
addition, we are hiring a police officer to
direct traffic at the corner of California
and Oregon, identified as the most
significant traffic control point.
With California Street closed, we
are able to move more of the activities
throughout the downtown core area.
At this year’s event, there will be more
merchandise and food vendors and
a larger food court area and the beer
garden will also be expanded.
A major component of the event is the
“Wine Walk,” with 24 regional wineries
participating. Having them all in-town
gives people a really accessible way of
tasting the diversity of wines of Southern
Oregon. The wine tastings are set up in
businesses around town which gives
people a reason to check out some shops
which they may not have visited before.
We hope you will plan on joining the
festivities at this year’s Taste of Summer!

Boosters Club News

Corner of 4th & Main

by Mike McClain, President

News Updates on the Jacksonville Community
Center by Jeanena Whitewilson

Working Together

O

ne of the things I have come
to appreciate and better
understand this year is the
number of non-profit organizations
our small community supports and
encourages. In addition, I’ve learned
that often our Booster members are
also members of some of these other
organizations and that these groups
actually work together to enhance our
Jacksonville village. Jacksonville really
comes to the front of the class when
it comes to this cooperative spirit. In
this article, I’ll focus on two groups
with which the Boosters Club has a
cooperative working arrangement: “The
Jacksonville Garden Club” and “Historic
Jacksonville, Inc.”
Perhaps the longest existing club in
Jacksonville is the Jacksonville Garden
Club, founded in 1939 by fifteen civicminded women, one of them being
Claire Hanley of the storied Hanley
Farm. The dues were an impressive 25
cents per year. From its beginning, the
Garden Club focused on civic projects.
During WWII, the Club sponsored the
planting of the historically-noted Victory
Gardens. The Garden Club promoted the
first official Jacksonville street signs, and a
“Litter Bug” campaign in the 1950’s set the
tone for keeping our city clean. I believe
there are more trash receptacles per capita
in Jacksonville that any city or town
I’ve ever visited. The beautiful maple
and dogwood trees we so enjoy were
purchased and planted in 1966 with the
assistance of the Jacksonville Lions Club.
Currently, the Garden Club holds
two annual fundraisers: the “Spring
Sale” offering cut flowers, plants and
baked goods and the December “Greens
Sale” featuring beautiful fresh holiday
greens arrangements made by Club
members. The seasonal flowers and
shrubs at the Post Office are courtesy
of the Garden Club. It is hard to locate
a Garden Club member who is not also
a Boosters member, so it is natural that
the two organizations have a rich legacy
of working together. Perhaps the best
example of this is the renovation of the
Peter Britt Gardens, wherein a $10,000
bequest allocation through the Garden
Club provided most of the plants and
shrubs for this multi-year project.
Jumping from one our oldest nonprofit organizations to one of our newest,

Making It Happen

created in December of 2013, is Historic
Jacksonville, Inc. The purpose of this
organization is to bring the history of
Jacksonville and Southern Oregon to life
through tours, events and activities that
share the stories of the pioneers who
settled the region following the discovery
of gold in 1852. The recently-completed
“Pioneer History in Story and Song,”
by David Gordon, held at the Naversen
Room of the Jacksonville Library, was
sponsored by Historic Jacksonville, Inc.
These sessions were so popular that they
had to offer two a day. The monthly and
much-anticipated “Pioneer Profiles”
column in the Jacksonville Review are
researched and written by Carolyn
Kingsnorth, a co-founder of Historic
Jacksonville, Inc. And, yes, Carolyn is a
long-time member and past President
of the Boosters Club and former owner/
publisher of the Jacksonville Review.
Perhaps the major identity of Historic
Jacksonville, Inc. is with the historic
Beekman House, where many periodspecific events are held at various times
of the year, including living history
events on the 3rd Saturday of the
month from May through October. In
addition, Victorian Christmas tours at the
Beekman House are held the first three
weekends in December and on Boxing
Day. Another event is the opening of the
historic Beekman Bank to the public on
weekends from Memorial Day weekend
through Labor Day.
Boosters members are active
participants in the life of the Beekman
House, often serving as docents, greeters
or ticket takers. Last fall, several Boosters
members, under the direction of our
Project Chair, Steve Casaleggio, placed
gravel under the Beekman picket fence to
protect the wood and in preparation of
an upcoming painting project. At the last
Boosters Foundation meeting, the Board
of Directors authorized a $5,000 grant
to go toward the fence-painting project
and to assist with the painting of the
Beekman House itself, a needed project.
Next month, I’ll write about two
more groups that we frequently partner
with, The “Friends of the Jacksonville
Historic Cemetery” and the “Jacksonville
Chamber of Commerce.” To learn more
about any of these fine organizations,
visit their websites and, of course, see our
Boosters website at jacksonvilleboosters.org.

L

ast month I was excited to break
the news that the Jacksonville
Community Center Board of
Directors had hired the Ausland Group
as the contractor to build our community
center. This month I would like to
introduce you to three key people, Rick
Patsche, Kelsy Ausland and Sue Miler,
who have joined the effort to make our
dream of the community center a reality.
Rick Patsche is the current JCC Board
President and, like all of our Board
Members, he volunteers his time. Rick
has decades of experience in commercial
construction projects throughout the
world. Rick said, “I am extremely
excited, now as a volunteer, to be able
to utilize my building and construction
experience to make certain that the City
of Jacksonville has a great community
center where our residents—young and
old—will have a place to meet, socialize,
teach and learn, and interact with one
another, and to accomplish this all within
budget. I am really looking forward to
working closely with Kelsy to build a
community center that will fit nicely into
the larger community of Jacksonville.”
Kelsy Ausland is the President and
Principal Engineer of the Ausland
Group, a company that employs over
50 people and has been in business for
more than 60 years building projects
all over the Pacific Northwest. Kelsy
is no stranger to Jacksonville. She
sits on the Board of the Britt and has
been involved in several local projects
including the Britt Festival Performance
Gardens and the Applegate Elementary
School Historic and Seismic Renovation.
“I believe that being involved and giving
back to our community is not only
just, but it is our obligation as leaders.
I believe strongly in the Jacksonville
Community Center and could not
be more excited about my personal
involvement in this project,” Kelsy said.
More importantly, Kelsy has developed
a philosophy of community involvement
for her company.

A project like the Jacksonville
Community Center requires not only the
expertise of professionals like Rick and
Kelsy but also substantial funding, and
that is where Sue Miler comes into the
picture. Retiring to Jacksonville in 2009
after spending 20 years as an executive
with the AARP Foundation, Sue is
supporting our fundraising efforts by
volunteering to write grant proposals.
Several proposals have already been
submitted and are under review.
The overall capital campaign will need
a mix of funding sources, including inkind contributions, foundation grants,
and contributions—large and small—
from local residents and businesses.
Generous in-kind contributions are
already in place, from the City’s 50year lease, to planning support from
the Ausland Group. We plan to ask
key subcontractors to donate at the
appropriate time. The Jacksonville
Seniors organization, as reported
previously, has also committed a large
contribution. Bringing together all the
pieces is definitely a monumental task
for a project with a budget well into
six figures, but Sue is optimistic: “We
are fortunate to live in a community
and region where philanthropy is a
priority. Now that a contractor has
been hired and the community center
is closer to breaking ground, I am
hopeful that many individuals who
have been waiting for this degree of
progress on the community center will
be inspired to offer both financial and
volunteer support.”
Of course, there are many more
people working behind the scenes that
are critical to this effort—it does take
a village to make this happen! We are
excited to have such a dynamic and
accomplished team already in place.
Watch for future notices of our Open
House where you can see and discuss
the plans, designs and drawings
of our soon-to-be Jacksonville
Community Center.

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NEW LOCATION APPLEGATE VALLEY OFFICE
RUCH SHOPPING CENTER OPENING MAY 1ST

JACKSONVILLE OFFICE
935 N Fifth Street, Jacksonville

APPLEGATE VALLEY OFFICE
7380 HWY 238, Applegate Valley

Debbie Tollefson
Principal Broker/Owner

541-973-9184

Don Tollefson

David Jesser

541-973-9185

541-973-4343

Principal Broker/Owner

Broker

LIST WITH A WINNING TEAM!

APPLEGATE VALLEY REALTY HAS SOLD OVER $5 MILLION IN PROPERTY SINCE (9/14/15)

BUILDABLE ACRE
plus lot on the Applegate river with
septic installed. Close to the Applegate
Lake $146,000

CLOSE TO JACKSONVILLE on close to an
acre of land with 2 bed 1 bath apartment
above a large shop with RV parking and
room for all your toys $299,000.

NORTH APPLEGATE irrigated horse
property with 3 bedrooms , den , office, 3
and 1/2 baths and large family room and
living area. Plus two stall barn and tack
room $549,000.

NEW LISTING 35 Acres on the Applegate
River with irrigation and EFU zoning. Beautiful grounds and 5600 sq foot home. Hundreds
of fruit trees and Solar and Geothermal power
and a huge barn $1350,000. MLS # 2963058

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Let's Talk Real Estate

Open Daily 11-5 p.m.

May Days at
Red LilyVineyards!
Photo by Jim Craven

We are now open LATE on Friday nights! Join us for
‘Friday Night Bites’ from 5-8 p.m. and enjoy food
specials and amazing wines!
Red Lily Vineyards is the place to be for Mother’s
Day! Visit us for a delicious brunch, wine
and live music!

11777 Hwy 238, Jacksonville
541.846.6800
www.redlilyvineyards.com
Open Daily, 11-5 p.m.

Pioneer Village cordially invites you to a...

Book Signing
Edwin R. Colin
by Author

Saturday, May 14, 2016
3:00 p.m.

Come and meet local Author
Edwin R. Colin. Edwin will be
available to autograph his book

by Graham Farran, Expert Properties
Home Prices Increase 55%

O

ver the last 5 years, the median
price of real estate in Jackson
County has increased 55.6%!
What makes these numbers even better
is that most of the price increases have
come in the last three years. Homes are
selling quickly, pending sales are up
and the number of homes available on
the market is dropping. To everyone’s
surprise, interest rates are still below
4%. There is a general housing shortage
in Jackson County and new home starts
aren’t keeping-up with the demand.
From 2007-2013, during the housing
crisis, there were very few homes or
apartments built in Jackson County
and we’re feeling that now. We’ve
experienced population and age growth,
so lots of millennials are now moving
out of their parents’ basements and are
looking for housing. Retirees are back in
large numbers, including those who tried
to retire in the late 2000’s but needed to
wait for their home equity values to return,
and/or for their 401K’s to return to prerecession values. On the rental front, rental
rates are going up yearly and the supply
is going down, meaning there’s lots of
competition for rental homes, especially
those priced under $1,000 month.
• First quarter median home prices in
Jackson County up 55.6% over the
last 5-years.
◦ Ashland prices increased 45.6%,
current median price at $349,900
◦ Jacksonville prices increased 24.2%,
current median price at $399,900
◦ West Medford prices increased 79%,
current median price at $146,500
◦ East Medford prices increased
42.6%, current median price at
$240,000
◦ Central Point prices increased
72.5%, current median price at
$222,200
◦ New home prices increased 52.1%,
current median price at $250,850
◦ Rural Homes prices increased

28.4%, current median price at
$297,000
• Inventory of homes for sale is down
to 780 homes. A decline of nearly
20% from same time last year.
• Distressed home sales are down.
Bank-owned sales are down to 4.1%
of the total home sales and short
sales are down to 1.4% of total home
sales. These are great numbers and it
means that the number of distressed
homes is low enough to not affect the
overall sales prices of non-distressed
homes.
• Homes “Sold” are up 13% over the
same time last year. About 80 more
homes sold the first quarter over the
same time last year.
• Homes “Pending” are up 25% over
the same time last year. About 50
more homes are selling per month
compared to the same time last year.
• New listings are down 2.5% over
the same time last year—combine
that with more buyers in the market
and the days on the market has fallen
by 32.4%.
• Inventory is down to 2.3 months’
supply, which is down almost 37%
from the same time last year.
The housing outlook in Jackson
County should remain the same for the
rest of 2016 as interest rates stay low,
the economy picks-up, unemployment
continues to decline and population
growth increases. New housing
developments have started on the old
Cedar Links golf course and at Stewart
Meadows between Garfield/Highway 99
and Stewart Avenue, but it may be too late
for those finished homes to be available
in 2016. All in all, the housing market has
bounced back and is going strong!
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.

Celebration of Life Service for Ron Moore
Please plan on joining the family and friends
of Ron Moore for a celebration of his life and his
many contributions to the community. The service
will take place on Sunday, May 22 from noon until
2:00pm in the Naversen Room at the Jacksonville
Library. In addition to speakers from various
organizations that Ron was involved with, there
will be a video presentation produced by his son
Steven, and time to share your special stories and
remembrances of Ron with those in attendance. A
selection of some of Ron's beautiful photographs
will also be displayed. Please use the California
Street entrance to the Library. Contact Dirk
Siedlecki at 541-826-9939 with any questions.

The Man Hollywood Forgot

Wine &
Hors d’oeuvres
will be served

S I NCE 1 8 6 1

The Jacksonvile Inn is
celebrating an anniversary!

Enter
to Win a Drawing
For a Signed Copy of
Edwin’s Book.

40 Years in business
in the Rogue Valley
Thank You Southern Oregon for
your continued support!

Edwin’s book will be
available for purchase
at Pioneer Village.
541-899-6825 • 805 N. 5th St., Jacksonville, OR 97530 • www.PioneerVillageOregon.com T
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175 E California Street • Jacksonville
Dining or Room Reservations:
541-899-1900 or 800-321-9344
www.JacksonvilleInn.com

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Van Vleet, Jacksonville
505 N. 5th St, Jacksonville, OR 97530
541-899-2000

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852 S. 3rd St., Jacksonville

1230 Westmont Drive, Jacksonville

350 Miners Way, Jacksonville

Custom built 4 bedroom and 3 bath home with 2896 sq. ft.
on the most beautiful park-like 1.1 acre lot. City services and
located in the heart of town with amazing privacy and
potential room for a possible ancillary dwelling.

Lovely 2,700 sq.ft one level home on an acre in the city limits.
3 bedrooms plus an office and work room, 3 baths and a 700 sq. ft.
daylight basement work shop area. Incredible kitchen, vaulted
ceilings, wood floors, oversized garage, RV parking.

$499,900

$599,900

Contemporary Craftsman style home built in 2005 with
wonderful views on .47 acre. 3 bedrooms plus and office,
21/2 bathrooms , master bedroom on the main level, vaulted ceiling,
fireplace and a chef’s dream kitchen.

$519,900

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610 G St., Jacksonville

2347 Brighton Circle, Medford

215 Deer Park Lane, Shady Cove

2 charming craftsman style buildings on .34 acre that is zoned General Commercial. Great location adjacent to Nunan Square Commercial buildings and visable from 5th St./Hwy 238 and G St.

Delightful East Medford home on a cul-de-sac in
Lone Pine School District. 3 bedrooms plus an office and 21/2
baths all beautifully updated and a new kitchen.

Pilots, here is the last undeveloped lot in Deer Park Estates which is
adjacent to Shady Cove Air Park, a private airport. Level .47 acre lot
with beautiful views, city sewer and a community water system.

$389,000

$334,500

$75,000

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985 Applegate St., Jacksonville

Upper Applegate Rd • 5 acres • Jacksonville

Walker Creek Road

Great views from this charming 2,100 sq.ft. hillside home on
.65 acre, terraced for gardens or grapes. Vaulted ceilings,
formal dining room, screened in sleeping porch,
expansive decking and city services.

Close to Applegate Lake. Includes fractional interest in
recreational lot on the river. Standard septic approval.
Well has been drilled. Wonderful Views!

Just outside Jacksonville off Livingston Road,
this is an exceptional and rare 5 acre parcel with VIEWS.
Well, survey, and seasonal creek frontage.
No sign on property. Shown by appointment only.

$149,900

$369,000

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CFP®
Financial
Advisor

$395,000

820 N. 5th St.
Jacksonville,
Oregon
97530

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Investment Advisory Services
Estate Planning
Mutual Funds, Stocks & Bonds
Life, Health &
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Please call for a no obligation consultation:

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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 17 wineries, appetizers, tastings and
fun at this self-paced wine tour event. Tickets
are $49 each and include a commemorative
Wine Trail wine glass.Visit our website for
tickets
and
more
information.
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Tasting Room
W o o d F i R e d
P i z z a & B i T e S
s

Ta s T i n g R o o m H o u R s :
Thursday – Sunday: 12 to 8
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)

To u r 1 4 Lo c a l W ine r ie s w i t h o u r
E xc lu si v e W ine Pa c ka g e

The Wine Country Inn
Cor p or at e a nd G r o u p R at e s
541-899-2050 | 8 3 0 5 t h S t

The McCully House Inn
240 E. California St. | 541.899.2050

Home of:

Déjà Vu

Bistro • Wine Bar

www.dejavubistrowinebar.com
541-899-1942

A Part of Country House Inns Jacksonville | www.countryhouseinnsjacksonville.com
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MAY 2016 Events Calender • More at JacksonvilleReview.com

Jacksonville Art Events
May 2016!
Art Presence Art Center!
ART’clectic Artisan’s Market!

May 5–29:
ART’clectic’s gardenthemed group show
opens Thursday, May
5 and closes Sunday,
May 29. The gallery
will be open from
11am–5pm every
Thursday through
Sunday, with 16 local
artists presenting
works in a wide
“Cedar Waxwings,” Tony Laenen
variety of art forms. !
Reception on Saturday, May 7 from 1–3pm. !

Life Drawing Studio!

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

Art Presence Offsite Exhibits:!
Pioneer Village: “A Retrospective” Elaine Witteveen!
This will be the final exhibition of works by the late Elaine
Witteveen at Art Presence. Don’t let this opportunity to
take her work home pass you by! Show
runs May 12–August 12, with a
reception on May 12 from 4–6pm.!

Jacksonville Library: Nancy Bardos!
Exhibit of unique and colorful iPhoneography by photographer Nancy
Bardos continues through July 11.
Right: Oxford, Nancy Bardos!
Medford Library:
Zoe West!
Feast your eyes on this
late-blooming artist’s
ethnic-inspired acrylics,
with colorful insights on
our humanity, from early
May through July’s end!

• 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. p 24.
• Saturday & Sunday, April 30 & May 1: annual
spring garden fair, at Jackson County Expo.
• Sunday, May 1, noon-4:30pm: mai fest, Frau
Kemmling Schoolhaus Brewhaus.
• Saturday, May 7, 10:00am-3:00pm: garden
club spring sale. p 4 & 25
• Saturday & Sunday, May 7 & 8, 10:00am-3:00pm:
hanley heritage plant & garden
fair, Hanley Farm. p 10
• Saturday, May 7, 11:00am-5:00pm: roam the
rogue, Spring Wine Tour. p 34
• Sunday, May 8: mother's day!
• Sunday, May 8, 2:00 & 3:30pm: stories & songs
from gold rush saloons with
david gordon. Jacksonville Library, Naversen
Room. Seating is limited, reservations suggested. p 8
• Saturday, May 14, 9:00am-2:00pm: dfd dog
walk, Jacksonville Elementary. p 31
• Saturday, May 14, 10:00am: history
saturday in jacksonville
cemetery, "Coming Home.” p 10
• Saturday & Sunday, May 14 & 15, 11:00am-4:00pm:
boosters historic home & garden
tour, Jacksonville. p 9

• Tuesday, May 17, 6:00pm: social security
workshop, Jones & Associates. p 14
• Friday, May 20, 7:00pm: movie night at
old city hall, "Make Way for Tomorrow." p 21
• Saturday, May 21, noon-4:00pm: history
saturday at beekman house,
"Victorian Architecture." p 8
• Saturday, May 21, 10:00am-noon: jacksonville
cemetery cleanup day. p 10
• Sunday, May 22, 11:00am-5:00pm: uncorked,
Applegate Valley Wine Tour. p 35
• Sunday, May 22, noon-6:00pm: jacksonville
wine cruise. p 10
• Thursday, May 26, 7:30pm: jacksonville
elementary musical, The Lion King. p 27
• Saturday May 28, 11:00am-4:00pm: children's
heritage fair, Hanley Farm. p 10
• Saturday, May 28, Noon, 1:30pm & 3:00pm:
beekman house living history,
"Time Travel to 1932!" p 8
• Sunday & Monday, May 29 & 30, 11:00am-3:00pm:
memorial day meet & greet in
jacksonville cemetery. p 10
• Saturday, June 4, noon-4:00pm: taste of
summer, Downtown Jacksonville. p 14
• Sunday, June 5, noon-6:00pm: southern
oregon grape fair, Talent. p 34
• Saturday, June 11: food project pickup
day, Jacksonville. p 26

• Saturday, May 14, 3:00pm: edwin r colin
book signing, at Pioneer Village. p 16

“Egyptian Mythology,” Zoe West!

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!

May 1–30:
!
Mother’s Day Show – Three Generations of Artists !

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

Grants Pass artist Crystal
Rae Pyren presents a
multi-generational show of
art created by her late
mother, Susan Prater Tracy,
her 16 year old daughter
Brittany Sapphire Lund,
and herself. The three
women have their own
distinct approaches to
color and style, yet one
special piece is a collaboration between all three artists, sketched by Susan and
completed by Crystal and Brittany together.!
165 South Oregon Street ~ 541-899-8740!

Free Lecture Features Amazing Peace Corps Stories
At age 60 and 57, David Drury and Asifa Kanji found themselves on the shore
of the great Sahara Desert, posted to one of the hottest and poorest parts of Africa
before and during the military coup and Peace Corps evacuation from Mali in
2012. Told with humor and compassion, their side-by-side memoirs bring you on a
14-month odyssey of life with the warm-hearted Malian people, set against a darker
background of approaching famine and social unrest. Join them for a lively afternoon
of pictures, discussion music, and stories from their book. The event will be at the
Naversen Room at the Jacksonville Public Library, 340 W. C Street on Thursday,
May 12 from 2:00-4:00pm. For more, call 541 899-1665. Free and open to the public.

This Month

South Stage Cellars!

May 19–June 30: !
“Bountiful Harvest” Paintings by Betty LaDuke!

at

The Bella

Directed by Dr. Paul French

May
5
6&7
South Stage Cellars is delighted to present another show
of works by Betty LaDuke. Her rich and prolific career has
spanned over six decades since her first solo show and
taken her to every continent to speak and present her
work. This beloved artist’s bright and cheerful paintings
celebrate life, the earth and those who labor with it, and
the many cultures around the world she has encountered.
Meet Ms. LaDuke and enjoy live music by “Left,” wine
tasting and complimentary hors d’oeuvres at a reception
on Saturday, May 21 from 5:30–8pm. The artist will also
be signing copies of her new book, “Bountiful Harvest:
From Land to Table.”!

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13 & 14
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TEN SPIDERS
DEAN ANGERMEIER & TERI COTE
TIM MITCHELL DUO
BEATS WORKIN’ BAND
GAIBE CARROLL

20 & 21

MERCY DUO

26 - 28

DAVID PINSKY & BROADWAY PHIL

125 South Third Street ~ 541-899-9120!

www.soartists.com

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

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Performed in English, with SOU Chamber Choir,
Rogue Valley Symphony Orchestra, and guest soloists

Saturday, May 21 · 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 22 · 3:00 pm
SOU Music Recital Hall on N. Mountain Ave, Ashland

For tickets call 541-552-0900
or visit repsingers.org

!
170 WEST CALIFORNIA STREET, JACKSONVILLE • 899-1770

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A Cup of Conversation

Ticket info: RogueWorldMusic.org

by Michael Kell

Improbable Gifts

T

here are moments in our kids’
lives, pivotal moments defining
who they are and what they’re
destined to be. Some twenty years ago,
summer in Oregon came early. Our
youngest was just a year old and headed
back east with her mother. Mary was
going to visit an elderly grandmother
not doing so well, leaving father and
fourteen-year-old son to do the bachelor
thing for a couple of weeks. Tod was a
tall, lanky kid, the kind of boy hard to
forget. He had his mother’s smile, sense
of humor and crazy Motown rhythm. He
was all-boy, in every respect. I remember
worrying over his lack of motivation in
school and his penchant for mischief
rivaling only myself at that age. I thought
our son’s class-clown routine and lazy

I’m not sure how the clever boy
convinced me to go with him to Al’s
Hobbies downtown but something deep
in my boyhood psyche moved this dad
to at least take a look. We walked in the
door and the boy makes a beeline for the
professional hobby section, grabbing a
box almost as large as him. I heard the
shop keeper clear his throat and turned
around to see him dragging his finger
across his neck as if to say, “Not a good
idea.” I quietly asked him why and he
explained it was a professional racing
kit, too complicated for a novice builder/
racer, especially a kid. Turning to look
at my son’s face as the shop keeper
delivered the bad news, my heart broke.
“OK, this might be an expensive mistake for
the both of us…but let’s give it a go.”

bent was going to be his ruin so when he
asked for an advance on summer wages
earned, the word ‘NO’ immediately
popped out of my mouth.
“But Dad….it’s something really
important to me. I’ll work really hard in
the shop this summer and not complain
once. Please, Dad!” My curiosity got the
better of me. What, son? What could be
so important motivating you to work
so hard without complaint? He said, “A
remote control race car, a real one…not a toy,
the kind you build from nothing.” I asked
him if this was like the model rocket he
and the kid next door inadvertently fired
off in the house a few summers back.
He looked personally offended, “Dad….
you know that wasn’t me. Tank did that…
and I paid the price for what he did. (Note
to parents…never live next-door to a
kid named Tank.) Dad, I still have the
callouses from digging that monster hole in
the back yard only to have to fill it back up…
over and over again.” I smiled inwardly at
the ingenious punishment of the never
ending hole. “Hmmm…answer is still no.”

It was a late Friday afternoon when
we pulled into our old farm house
driveway. Tod jumped out of the truck
with his prized new possession. I could
only shake my head when he ripped into
the big box and began unpacking what
can only be described as the impossible.
Countless small plastic bags of the tiniest
complex mechanical parts to assemble
engine, transmission, suspension, chassis
and controller littered the new dining
room table (what was I thinking?). The
boy’s thick dark hair could have been on
fire as he rifled through the box while
I thumbed over the two-hundred plus
page instruction manual he tossed aside
like a weekend book report assignment.
I gently placed the manual back on the
table and gave him a pat on the shoulder
silently lamenting I had just set him up
for disappointment and failure. The only
good thing was his mother wasn’t home
to read me the riot act. After dinner, the
boy sprinted back to the perfect mess
heaped on the table. By bedtime our son
Conversation - Cont'd. on Pg. 28

The C omedsy
of Error

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BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

JANEANE
GAROFALO

OPENING ACT: THE

FRET DRIFTERS

THURSDAY,
JUNE 9, 7:30PM

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TICKETS: $32, $35, $38

INCLUDES BEER TASTINGS
Music on stage by

THE FRET DRIFTERS

sponsored by Medford Fabrication

Fri.-Sun., May 27-29

Adults: $22, Students (6-24) $10
BE A PART OF
THE SHOW!

Audition
details at
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Beer Week
Events at the Crate

6/4 MOVIE NIGHT
6/7 Paint & Pints

6/9 FOUNDER’S
DINNER with Jamie Floyd
$125. FEATURING NINKASI BEER

INCLUDES DINNER, BEER TASTINGS & GAROFALO SHOW

Become a Craterian member
by June 1 for a chance to win
tickets, and watch for our new
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sponsored by
John & Mary Bjorkholm, Avista & KBOY

Thurs.-Sat., May 5-7, 7:30pm
All tickets: $24

August 5-6 & 11-13

Adults: $25, Youth (0-18) $15

For more details or to
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or stop by the Box Office.
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BOX OFFICE: 16 S. Bartlett, Medford
THEATER: 23 S. Central, Medford

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How Can You Buy a High-End Home?
by Sandy J. Brown & Jessica Hickman

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uying a home is an exciting
event and often one of the
biggest financial decisions
a person can make. Most buyers do
not have the cash funds available to
purchase a home outright. This is
especially true for properties within and
around Jacksonville as prices continue
to increase, which is intensified by a
limited inventory of homes in our area.
Given the high price of real estate, many
people wonder if they can afford to buy
a home within Jacksonville. The good
news is, there are many financing options
available to homebuyers, which can make
their dream home a financial reality.
For this article, I teamed-up with Jessica
Hickman, a Mortgage Loan Officer with
Bank of the Cascades to discuss the
different mortgage programs available
to buyers. We used a higher-end home
currently for sale in the Jacksonville area
at 3667 Livingston Road, just outside
of Jacksonville off Old Stage Road. It is
listed at $956,000. Here are mortgage
options Bank of the Cascades could
provide a qualified buyer:
• Conventional Fixed Rate: This
option is available up to a loan
amount of $417,000. Terms include
30, 20, 15 & 10 year loans with a fixed
rate for the entire life of the loan.
With today’s low mortgage interest
rates, this is a popular choice as it
provides ability to secure a great
rate which translates into a better
payment amount than you will find
when rates are higher.
• Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM)
of 5/1, 7/1 or 10/1. Adjustable Rate
Mortgages are 30 year loans which
provide a fixed rate for the selected
period of time of 5, 7 or 10 yrs. After
that period of time, the interest rate
on the loan then becomes adjustable
once a year on the anniversary of the
loan for the remainder of the life of
the loan. The rate on an ARM can
adjust up to 2% each adjustment
for the remaining term of the loan.
Payments are amortized over 30
years. We suggest you contact Bank
of the Cascades directly for specific
payment and loan term information.
• Jumbo Loans: This option is for
mortgage loan amounts over

$417,000. Terms include 30 & 15
year fixed or an ARM of 5/1, 7/1
or 10/1 (see above description).
The Jumbo loan option allows the
borrower to finance up to 80% of
the purchase price.
• Non-conforming Loans: Nonconforming loans allow for more
variations in a borrower’s income
and credit profile. Terms include
15 & 10 year fixed rate loans or an
ARM of 5/1, 7/1 or 10/1 (see above
description). This option allows the
borrower to finance up to 80% of the
purchase price. Additionally, this
option allows the borrower to add a
2nd mortgage (Home Equity Line of
Credit) for a combined loan to value
of up to 90% of the purchase price.
• MDPAL: Medical & Dental
Professional Assistance Loan. This
option is available for licensed and
employed Doctors or Dentists.
Terms include Adjustable Rate
Mortgage of 5/1, 7/1 or 10/1 (see
above description). This option
allows financing up to 100% of the
purchase price. Health & wellness
professionals (licensed or certified
healthcare professional) can qualify
for up to 90% of the purchase price on
this program. No mortgage insurance
is required on either scenario.
As a qualifying feature, all of the loan
programs above have the additional
feature of “Asset Dissipation,” which
allows your liquid assets to be used as
income without removing them from
their current investment status.
Buying a home is significant financial
decision. It is in your best interest to
contact a mortgage loan professional
such as those at Bank of the Cascades, to
discuss the financing options available to
you and the specific product terms, rates,
and payments. Above all, the right loan
will allow you to enjoy your new home
for years to come.
Sandy J. Brown lives in Jacksonville and is
a real estate broker with Western Properties
of Southern Oregon, LLC. She can be reached
at sandyjbrown@gmail.com or 831-588-8204.
Jessica Hickman is a mortgage loan officer
with Bank of the Cascades. She can be reached
at jhickman@botc.com or 541-618-5663.
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The Literary Gardender

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by Rhonda Nowak

Growing Pains in the Garden: What Our
Plants are Telling Us
“If you really want to draw close to your garden, you must remember that you are dealing
with a being that lives and dies, like the human body with its poor flesh, its illnesses at times
repugnant. One must not always see it dressed up for a ball, manicured and immaculate."
~Fernand Lequenne, My Friend the Garden, 1965

F

rench botanist and author
Fernand Lequenne reminds
us that we are our garden’s
caregivers. If we are observant, our plants
will show us when they are in pain with
feeble growth, diseased foliage, and
infestations of insect pests. Such problems
are distressing to every gardener;
however, they are nature’s explicit way
of telling us that our plants are distressed
because something is off-balance in the
environment we’ve created.
As garden caregivers, it’s our
responsibility to determine reasons for
the disturbances we encounter. Then,
we must treat the “root” causes of our
plants’ dis-eases, rather
than taking the easy
way out and reaching
for the nearest bottle of
pesticide, which is akin
to giving our children
aspirin without finding
out what’s causing their
frequent headaches. This
simple, yet profound way
of dealing with common
“growing pains” in the garden is the
heart of Integrated Pest Management, a
key gardening strategy I learned from
participating in the OSU Extension
Service’s Master Gardener program.
“The best fertilizer is the gardener’s
shadow.” This old adage is central to IPM
because it means we should consistently
monitor individual plants in the garden
and take notes by recording the date, a
description of the problem, and steps
taken for treatment. Useful monitoring
tools include a magnifying lens, a glass
jar for collecting samples, and a camera
for taking pictures. A flashlight is also
useful for checking on plants at night,
which is when many insects are active.
With notes and samples in hand,
I’ve found the Pacific Northwest Pest
Management Handbooks to be extremely
useful in diagnosing and treating
garden pains. Guides for plant diseases,
insects, and weeds are available at: www.
pnwhandbooks.org. The OSU Extension
Service also offers a free plant clinic at the

Southern Oregon Research and Extension
Center, 569 Hanley Road, Central Point.
Clinic hours and other information are
available at: www.jacksoncountymga.org.
“Location, location, location.” This
oft-repeated real estate proverb is equally
relevant when it comes to garden realty.
In fact, experience has shown me, more
than once, that the underlying causes of
most plant failures stem from inadequate
“property values” for the plants I’m
trying to grow: improper amounts of
soil fertility, sunlight, and/or moisture.
Positioned in a place where they don’t
receive these basic needs, plants weaken
and then become targets for insects,
diseases, and
invasive weeds.
No amount
of pesticide will
overcome a poorlylocated plant. Before
choosing plants,
have a specific
place in mind to put
them, (a diagram of
your garden helps)
and determine if the environmental
conditions there are optimal for the
particular plants you want to grow. Folks
at the OSU Extension Service’s plant
clinic can help in analyzing your soil.
There are a few products on the market
for measuring the amount of sunlight
in your garden—SunSticks® and the
SunCalc®, for example. Different types of
soil moisture meters are also available, or
try using a wooden dowel or chopstick,
insert it into the soil 3-4 inches, and
water if the stick comes out clean and
dry, always keeping in mind the plant’s
specific moisture needs. As Fernand
Lequenne tells us, “A garden is a living
thing that can bring joy and good health
to the person who tends it.”
Rhonda Nowak is a member of the Jackson
County Master Gardener Association and
teaches English Composition at RCC. Read
more on gardening in her Literary Gardener
column on Sundays in the Mail Tribune and
on her blog at http://blogs.esouthernoregon.
com/theliterarygardener/.

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Each Sunday you will find these vendors…
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butters, prepared delights, flowers, and more.

Each Sunday from June 5th to October 16th

Come enjoy the lawn and shade of the Jacksonville Historic Courthouse and meet over sixty local farmers, ranchers and artisans
offering a wide variety of in-season, just-harvested fruits and vegetables, pasture-raised meats, tasty sauces, honey, condiments,
beautiful artisan crafts, home-baked treats and much more! Sample a choice of naturally prepared foods and beverages and
listen to the live music.

Crafts: metal art, leatherwork, woodworking, quilting, knitting, tie dye,
jewelry, custom clothing, body products, oils, soaps, pottery, dog treats,
photography, paintings, antiques, succulents, lavender items,
fabrics & textiles, honey products, toys, hoops, home accessories, drums, gourds, and more.
Keep following us on Facebook and our website
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with lots of pictures, product info, and interviews. Also, in the
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Speaking of Antiquing with

Margaret Barnes, Pickety Place Antiques

The World of Bottles

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118 Hamilton Road
Jacksonville, OR 97530
541-951-2520

n the early 1970’s in the Black Hills
of South Dakota, with baby in our
backpack, we would tramp through
the woods in search of old forgotten
cabins and homesteads. Sometimes
we would find iron wheels and forged
hinges, but the most fun finds were intact
whiskey bottles. I remember finding a
tall neck green bottle that we soon used
for target practice. We always found
amber bottles and bitters bottles, or the
occasional canning jar, but little did we
know or care that in 2016 those bottles
could be worth hundreds of dollars each.
There is an overwhelming amount
of information on bottle collecting and
one could spend days reading and
gleaning tidbits and interesting facts.
Like any collecting, you have to get
active and collect.
There are dozens
of categories
including milk
bottles, beer
bottles, soda
bottles, whiskey
bottles, perfume
bottles, bitters
bottles, poison
bottles, medicine
bottles, ink bottles,
canning jars, and
the list continues.
The rarest
bottles in America
are the mouth-blown bottles. These can
be of clear or colored glass, interesting
shapes, and varied uses. Blown bottles
can date to very early in our country’s
history. Molded bottles came in to use
in the early 1800’s. Any blown bottle
has a “pontil” on the bottom—the
rough spot on the bottom where the rod
was attached to the glass and cut after
the desired shape was created. Some
pontils were sanded better than others,
but bottles devoid of mold seams were
generally blown by mouth.
Mouth-blown bottles that are
commonly collected today include bitters
bottles, medicine and poison bottles,

whiskey or beer bottles, canning jars,
sarsaparilla bottles and others. Molded
bottles are not excluded from the
valuable category. Rare pharmacy and
grocery store bottles can bring some good
money. In pharmacy bottle collecting
alone one could choose from the several
colors or shapes. Advertising cross-over
collectors look for specific “Doctor’s”
name and ingredients. Others focus on
specific sizes or colors. Shapes can be
square, triangle, round, tubular with no
“bottom,” figural, paneled, rectangular,
paper labeled or embossed are different
features to look for.
Poison bottles had to be marked with
distinctive identifying features so even
children knew not to touch. Colors were
introduced into the bottle such as cobalt
or black or dark
green. Raised
lettering for the
words POISON
or DEATH
as well as
patterns on the
bottles raised
in geometric
shapes or lattice
work were
successful in
setting these
bottles apart.
The skull and
crossbones were
used commonly. Some poison bottles
were made into the shape of coffins.
Have fun finding one of those!
As glass became more widely
used in marketing medicines and
food products, production had to be
streamlined. Screw lids replaced glass
stoppers and corks or wax seals. Some
people collect just the stoppers.
I’m attending the upcoming 2016
Jefferson State Antique Bottle & Insulator
Show in Central Point this May to
learn a few things on identification and
valuation and will surely report back!
Margaret Barnes is an owner of Pickety Place
Antiques & Collectibles. See ad next page.

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led by our head grower, Erik Peterson.
For landscapers, this class qualifies for 2
hours of CEH credit. Registration fee $10.
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Landscapers, this class qualifies for 2
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What’s that you hear?

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A Great Fit for the Perfect Smile!

by Daniel Fear, MD

f your ears are still ringing after
ringing in the New Year, you are
likely not alone. According to the
American Academy of Otolaryngology,
more than 50 million Americans have
experienced tinnitus, that persistent
ringing or buzzing in the ears.
Whether the noise is intermittent or
continuous, a recent development or a
long term condition, tinnitus (pronounce
TIN-ih-tus) is not a disease. Rather,
it’s often a symptom of an underlying
medical condition such as age-related
hearing loss, inner ear damage, or a
circulatory system disorder.
Primary tinnitus is the most common,
and in many cases an exact cause is
never identified. Common causes
include age-related hearing loss,
exposure to loud noise, earwax blockage
and ear bone changes.
Secondary tinnitus is associated with
a specific underlying cause such as a
head or neck injury, TMJ disorders or
blood vessel disorders. Medications can
also worsen the symptoms, including
certain antibiotics, cancer medications,
and antidepressants, as well as high
doses of aspirin.
To find out if you have primary or
secondary tinnitus, your doctor will do
a physical examination, evaluate your
medical history and perform a hearing
exam. Depending on the suspected cause,
a CT or MRI may be ordered.
If you have an underlying, treatable
condition that’s associated with your
tinnitus, there may be steps you can
take to help reduce the noise level, such
as removing impacted earwax, treating
a blood vessel condition, or changing
your medication.
Reducing the amount of alcohol
consumed may also impact the noise you
hear. Alcohol dilates blood vessels which
causes greater blood flow, especially in
the inner ear.
If your tinnitus is not associated with
a treatable medical condition, there
are ways to mask the noise so it’s less
annoying, especially at night when you’re
trying to sleep. White noise machines,
fans, dehumidifiers and air conditioners
in the bedroom can help suppress the
sounds of ringing and buzzing.
For severe, persistent tinnitus,
behavioral therapies have proven to be

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effective. Treatments that focus on a
person’s emotional reaction to tinnitus
have been shown to reduce associated
stress, anxiety and depression.
To date, there is no conclusive clinical
evidence that shows alternative medicine
treatments to be beneficial for tinnitus.
Some alternative therapies that have been
tried include acupuncture, hypnosis,
and ginkgo biloba, zinc, melatonin and B
vitamin supplements.
The best remedy is to take measures
to prevent tinnitus from occurring in the
first place. Use hearing protection if you
are exposed to loud noises on a regular
basis. Turn down the volume on music,
especially if you’re listening through
earbuds or headphones. Take care of your
cardiovascular health to prevent tinnitus
that’s linked to blood vessel disorders.
Tinnitus may not be dangerous,
however if you suffer from it, you
understand the significant effect it can
have on your quality of life. Although it
affects people differently, people with
tinnitus may also experience fatigue,
stress, sleep problems, concentration and
memory problems, depression, anxiety
and irritability.
Getting medical help for these
associated conditions may not alleviate
the noise, but it can offer you some relief
and help you feel better.
Daniel Fear, MD, is an otolaryngologist
with Asante Physician Partners – Ear, Nose
and Throat in Grants Pass. Appointments are
available by calling 541-476-7775.
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Let’s Pull (Weeds) Together
“Let’s Pull Together” is a community
weed pull event, being held on
Saturday, May 21, 2016, from 9:00am1:00pm at the Rogue Gold Sports Park
& Ti’lomikh Falls, along the Rogue near
Gold Hill. Anyone interested in joiningin and pulling together can meet near
the tennis courts on Highway 234 for
a day of hands-on learning to discover
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The greatest challenges humans face throughout their lives are two:
1) the challenge of where to start
2) the challenge of when to stop
~Sameh Elsayed

here is something special about
the number seven. I can’t explain
it, but it’s true. Seven is magical.
Every seven years the body completely
remakes itself on a cellular level. How
does this work? How do we retain
memory? (My answer? Magic.) There
are seven musical notes, seven chakras,
seven days of the week, seven deadly sins
and the (in)famous Seven Year Itch: the
point at which a relationship begins to
feel rather stale and one has an urge for,
well, something
fresh, something
exciting,
something that
makes them feel
alive. It’s a real
thing. I know
this, because I
am smack in the
middle of it.
Seven years ago
this merry month of May I wrote my very
first Soul Matters column. It was thrilling
for me, even if the writing wasn’t. In
time I found what is called “my voice.”
An organic style began to unfurl and a
path appeared before me. Soul Matters
has been my proving ground, my
touchstone, my discipline and my small
offering to the world. I am grateful for it,
and gratified that so many readers have
found something good and useful in it.
It’s been a lovely relationship.
But I’m itchy. I’m written seven full
years of this column. What began as a
vague sense of restlessness a few months
ago has grown to a fully conscious
compulsion to move on. I must admit
that as much as this engenders a sense
of excitement, it also stirs up a great deal
of sorrow and anxiety. Endings are like
that. Even when they are right and good,
even when one has outgrown one’s past,
it’s difficult to let go of the comfortable
and familiar. Endings and beginnings are
difficult things but, as the novelist Paulo
Coelho writes, “If you’re brave enough to
say goodbye, life will reward you with a

new hello.”
It is in this spirit that I am embarking
on a new adventure, one that will
include the manifestation of a longdesired dream to teach on a larger scale,
including a plan for a TED Talk next
year. I will also be expanding my writing
and life coaching work, even as I spend
14 hours a day shuttling my children all
over Christendom. Equally importantly, I
will be a permanent fixture every Sunday
at the baseball fields, cheering in a loud
and shameless
display for #1, my
son the pitcher, at
his middle school
games. Life is
good.
And so, before
the bloom is
completely off
the rose, it is time
for me to say
goodbye in order that I might find my
new “Hello.” I thank you, dear readers,
for taking the time to read what I have
to say, and especially for your kind
feedback. Truly, it has been wonderful.
But it’s not really over. I invite you
to come to my website, katherineingram.
com, and sign-up for my newsletter. You
will receive my thoughts in your inbox
with no ads, no pesky requests—just
some wit and wisdom to inspire and
entertain. Please join me! We’ll have
fun! I also invite you to “Like” me on
Facebook (nauseating, I know; like Sally
Fields: “you like me, you really like
me!”), where I will be posting news about
my new adventures along with some
delicious food for the soul—because, my
dear friends, Soul Matters.
Peace and Love, Kate
KATE INGRAM, M.A., is an awardwinning author, life coach, expert on matters
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M is for Mom

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by Ashleigh Scheuneman

ay is a beautiful time of year.
It’s getting warmer and the
sky is clear. Excitement is
mounting as summer draws near. But
what most people tend to overlook is
the fact that May is also a time of year to
celebrate our mothers, and have a time
of special recognition for them. This is
special, because it is a reminder of all
the wonderful things they do for us. For
starters, they brought us into the world.
They also go to all of the trouble to care
for and raise us. This includes washing
clothes, making meals, making sure we
get outside, and even taking away a
privilege if needed. Mothers sometimes
have to make the tough decisions we, as
their kids, are not strong enough to make
on our own.
As for my own mother, she is always
someone who makes me smile. She is
always there to comfort and care for me,
and she makes some of the best food
ever. She pushes me to do my best, and
is helping to build my character for the
better every day. She offers wonderful
advice on everything I ask. On top of this,

she keeps our house spotless without
fail, is a nurse, and a wonderful person
to drive me and my sisters to and from
different activities. She teaches us new
skills we will use in the future, and is
helping prepare us for the world outside
of our door.
So we should appreciate and love our
mothers, and hold close all of the advice
they give to us. Our time in this world is
short, so don’t forget to say the necessary
things, like “I love you,” “please,” and
“thank you.” Also, don’t forget to give a
hug. It can do wonders for your health.
Enjoy the time that is given, but don’t
forget the loved ones we can no longer
hold close. And make sure to appreciate
your mothers!
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
It’s hard to believe the year is winding
to a close, but Jacksonville Pioneers aren’t
finished with fun and learning yet!
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 best-selling author Suzanne
Selfors will be the keynote speaker. Ms.
Selfors is the author of many awaywinning 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 schoolwide event, featuring the work
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.
Their favorite piece of writing is
also published in an annual student
anthology, making each of
our Jacksonville students a
published author. Our thanks go
to Amy Kranenburg, the Writers’
Festival Coordinator, and the
many community members and
parents who support this event.
Please join us in celebrating our
young authors!
You are invited to join us for
a night of music and theater as
Jacksonville students take to the
Britt stage to present The Lion
King on May 26th at 7:30pm.

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For the month of April, the Kiwanis
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School. His proud parents are Ed and
Renee Fisher of Medford. He is presently
carrying a 3.65 grade point average.
He is now taking Algebra II, Honors,
AP Composition, Honors Chemistry,
and Leadership.
His activities include Basketball, Golf,
and Leadership/Links. He has played
on the JV basketball team that played in
the State championship games. Golf is
his favorite sport—he was taught to play
as a toddler by his father, and he now
carries a 2 handicap with a low score of
64! He is the leader on the golf team, and
plans to play in the City Championship
Tournament at Centennial Golf Club.
In Links, he is helping the freshman
students get adjusted to high school.
For his goals, he plans to greatly
improve his GPA and apply for a golf
scholarship at college, hopefully to
Oregon State University where his father
attended. He wants to study architecture.
His father has been the greatest
influence on him, teaching him to play

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SightSeeing by Julie D. Danielson, O.D.
Nutritional and Herbals: Don’t Overlook
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onsumers using "botanicals" to alleviate
various conditions should be aware that
certain herbs have the potential to cause
health or eye problems.
While there’s an emerging number of studies on
the benefits of some herbs, some of them can be as
powerful as prescription drugs, and can be harmful if
taken in excess. The public seems to have endorsed the
notion that “herbal equals natural.” However, there are
ocular considerations for many of these products. For
example, there have been reported cases of black cohosh
causing clotting in the blood vessels in the back of the
eye, an intolerance to contact lenses, and changes in the
curvature of the cornea.
Other herbs that have been reported, documented, or
suspected of causing eye problems are St. John's Wort,
(appears to enhance ultraviolet damage to the lens of the
eye) ginseng, bilberry extract, kava kava, and an herbal
combination of gingko biloba, grapeseed extract, sweet
clover and iodine marketed to combat cellulite.
On the other hand, there are some herbs that offer
benefits to the patient, and present no known harm
to the eyes, or may even be helpful. More important,
though, is that patients need to tell their optometrist
what botanicals they are taking. About 75% of adult
patients using herbals failed to report that usage during

standard medication histories. It's vital that the eye care
professional be aware of this, especially if the patient
is currently being treated for an eye health disease,
such as glaucoma. The optometrist can advise of any
possible interactions between herbals and prescription
medications, but only if he or she knows what else the
person is taking.
Julie Danielson, Optometric Physician, is available by
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Conversation - Cont'd. from Pg. 21

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who could never focus long enough to finish homework
was neck deep in the minutia of professional model
race car engineering. I told him to not stay up too late
because he had to work the next day (the advance on
wages made him my indentured servant pretty much
through forever).
Upon waking at 4:45 am, the first thing I noticed
was the burning smell from the soldering iron leaving
a nasty charcoal engraving on his mother’s new table.
Just before freaking out of control, I turned to see the
boy at the end of the disaster area. He looked like a
mad scientist completely absorbed in applying delicate
pin-striping to the body of this large, beautiful model
race car, fully built and looking ready to run. I realized
he had not gone to bed but worked through the night.
“SON…HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MIND! WHAT DID
YOU…DID YOU SLEEP…DID YOU SEE THE TABLE…
YOU COULD’VE BURNED THE WHOLE…WHAT’S
THAT TERRIBLE SMELL?? THIS PLACE LOOKS LIKE A
WAR ZONE!!”
“I know, Dad, I know….I’ll clean it all up…and I’ll pay for
the table…somehow…and no I didn’t sleep but…LOOK!!”
He lifted up the completed race car and beamed a smile
bigger than a Rogue spring salmon. “It’s done, Dad, I
did it! You want to go with me outside and start her up?” I
was still blindly leafing through the manual’s hundreds
of torn, burnt, hot-glued pages of exploded diagrams
wondering how the kid ever pulled it off. I was

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speechless, not knowing whether to hug him, lift him up
on my shoulders in victorious celebration or pistol-whip
him with his hot-glue gun.
Any paternal fears of the car not starting and the
ensuing anti-climactic fallout disappeared when he
fired up his fine work of remote control engineering
and raced the car down our long driveway at over 40
miles per hour. The look of pride and accomplishment
on his face illuminated by the early morning sun just
beginning to lift over the horizon is forever engraved
on my mind…a memory every bit as deep as the
burn in his mother’s dining room table. From that
very moment, I understood our son’s gift and knew
humanity would someday benefit.
If there was ever any doubt, Tod spent Christmas in
2004 on the scene of the Indonesian tsunami disaster.
For weeks on end, his engineering team kept the
powerful Sikorski rescue helicopters in the air as they
pulled countless bodies out of the water, delivering
endless sorties of food, fresh water and medical supplies
to a suffering people. Our roguish boy is now a Chief
Naval Officer, a good man of great honor and serves a
great and compassionate nation.
Be good, not bitter.
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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Joyfull Living by Louise Lavergne
From Wishful Wanting
to Manifesting

M

ay greets us with many
planets in retrograde (Jupiter
until 5/9; Mercury until 5/22;
Mars until 6/29). This continues to be a
time to not be in a rush to “get things
done.” Alleviate frustration by practicing
mindfulness, patience and making time
to breathe consciously. This can also help
with the energetic opportunity upon
us right now to go beyond “wishful
wanting” and dig deeper into the inner
garden of our heart to feel what we truly
desire to have in our life and get serious
about manifesting it.
If you want to catch a 9:00am train to
get somewhere important, you need to
get up early enough to get there on time
to catch it. Buying a ticket will not get
you to the train station on time. Often
in life we have opportunities to achieve
something we say we want and good
intentions to create it, but resistance
causes us to “miss” the timing. We can
justify it by saying, “Oh well I guess I
wasn’t meant to be on that train!” Have
you ever set your sights on making a
positive change in your life with great
enthusiasm only to find yourself a few
weeks or months later having forgotten
about it? To create real change and
transformation in your life you must
follow through on your intentions with
actions that support them every day.
Here are 10 steps to help you sustain
your supportive intentions and create
your dream life.
1. Don’t limit yourself to what you
“think” is possible. Daydream in
color. Sometimes it’s easier to start
with what you DON’T want, then get
clear and give yourself permission to
ask for what you truly desire.
2. Identify 1 to 3 things you feel
passionate and excited about.
Passion and excitement will give you
momentum to get started.
3. Be clear and mindful of what
and how you ask. Writing your
intention(s) on paper is more
powerful than daydreaming about
what you “should“ have. Don’t
get stuck in the details of the
specific. End your affirmation with
this magical phrase: “…. this or
something better, in alignment with
my Higher good and the Higher
good of ALL.”
4. Start your day by identifying the
actions you can take towards the
results you want.
5. Let go of the expectation of not
getting what you ask for.
6. Don’t get stuck in the “how?” Allow
yourself to receive.
7. It is important to heal old stories and
habits that pull us out of our good
intentions. Practice showing up for
the opportunities as they come up.
Resistance will ease over time.

8. Decide to be committed and willing
to take the journey towards what you
desire.
9. Practice saying YES to new things.
Safe and comfortable can be traps
that keep you stuck.
10. Allow change to become your ally
rather than fearing loss. View a
detour as part of the adventure
rather than a blockage.
Judging yourself and others, feeling
like you never get what you want, or
envying what others have—material,
physical, emotional or spiritual—can keep
you stuck in the old stories that are not
supporting you to live your best life ever.

If you are ready to create different
results, this is a great time to stop not
getting to the train on time. Every time
you show up for yourself, you are
inviting opportunities to open up for
you to have the quality of life you truly
desire, inside and out.
It’s a time to realize your soul’s
desires and to “seed” your intention to
add more beauty, love and prosperity
in all areas of your life. What does that
mean to YOU? It’s time for you to go
beyond your most basic needs, like
money to pay the bills and good health,
or ideal body weight or relationship.
The Universe has created the
perfect energetic alignment to help
you accomplish that. But your full
participation is required and through
awareness, powerful actions can be
taken and the seeds for powerful results
can be planted.
I want to support you this month:
New Moon Sound Healing at JoyFull
Yoga in Jacksonville, OR: Saturday, May
7th at 5:00pm­—and if you feel ready to
receive and manifest you can register for
my Webinar: “True Prosperity: 3 keys to
Radiant Health, Wealth and Joy” go to
www.Foundation4yourLIFE.com.
© 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
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In this coming-of-age story, Ebbé
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the way he befriends
“Freefall,” a baby falcon
who has fallen from a
tree, and “Nibblets,”
a baby lemming.
Together, with two
dragonflies, “Pinwheel”
and “Hoverine,” they
discover the importance
of friendship and
believing in themselves.
The adventure takes
them into the North
Forest, filled with

faeries, new discoveries and friends.
The book is also a coloring book so the
reader can create Ebbé's world in their
own imagination.
Susan Kauer-Ritchie
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Paws for Thought by Dr. Tami Rogers
Heart Worm Disease is Preventable

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t our clinic, we discuss
heartworm disease,
A LOT. Because the
consequences of infection are
severe and life-threatening, we make a big deal over
a little parasite. We discuss how it is spread and how
to prevent it. Despite the lengths at which we discuss
it with our clients, we are commonly asked questions
such as, Is it a big deal? Don’t you test for it in the poop? Do
I really need to give the preventative? I read about a natural
preventative online, can I just give that?
So here’s the down and dirty on heartworm disease,
how an animal gets it, and what happens when they do:
First, a common misconception is they don’t get it
from eating another animals’ feces. Heartworm disease
is transmitted into the
blood stream from
the bite of an infected
mosquito. The more
bites your pet gets, the
greater their risk for
contracting the disease.
Our area is now
considered endemic for
the disease, meaning
that it is regularly found in animals. Statistics for
2015 show that 1 in 58 dogs tested positive, alarming
considering the consequences of infection!
As the definitive host, (the host that the parasite
really is meant to thrive in) dogs are especially at-risk.
All it takes is one bite from an infected mosquito for a
dog (or a cat) to contract heartworms. Mosquitoes can
carry and transmit a microscopic form of the parasite
called a “microfilaria.” Once deposited into the blood
stream, these microscopic parasites reproduce, grow,
and develop into adult worms that then take residence
in the heart or the lungs. Each worm is about the size of
a thick spaghetti noodle, so it doesn’t take long before
irreversible damage is done to the chambers of the heart.
Once infected, the first clinical sign often noticed
by dog owners is a persistent, dry cough. The cough
is a result of three things: bronchitis that develops as
segments from dying worms become lodged in the
lungs, accumulation of fluid in the lungs because the
heart is no longer pumping efficiently, and airway
obstruction as the enlarged heart compresses the
trachea. With more time, the liver enlarges as is begins
to fail and fluid begins to build-up in the abdomen. As
all of these events are occurring, the worms continue to
reproduce and grow which clogs the heart and arteries
and also causes irreversible enlargement.

If detected early enough, most dogs can be treated
successfully. However, treating for heartworms is much
more costly and dangerous to the animal than simply
preventing it. The medication used to treat heartworm
disease is an arsenic-containing compound… obviously
a toxin, which is again, why we stress monthly
preventative care. For cats, heartworm preventative
medications are the only option, as there is no approved
treatment for feline heartworm disease.
How is it prevented? For dogs, most of us are familiar
with a pill/treat that is given once a month that contains
a medication that kills the microfilaria before they
can reach adulthood. There is also a newer product
on the market that provides six months of protection
in one injection. For cats, we have topically-applied
products or a monthly treat. Your veterinarian can make
recommendations on a preventative that is appropriate
for your pet…. Just ask! Regardless of the form used, we
strongly recommend that all animals living in the Rogue
Valley should be on heartworm preventatives twelve
months of the year.
I have more and more clients asking about natural
preventatives that they have heard of or read about
online. These products usually contain black walnut,
as well as other ingredients, which is also toxic at the
appropriate dose. Because I understand the benefits
of natural products and choose to use them for my
pets and family when I can, I understand the appeal.
However, it is hard for me to recommend their use
until I see good solid scientific data on their efficacy.
Patricia Baley, GED, DVM, PhD, CVA, CVCH, FAAVA
and alternative medicine practitioner, has this to
say: "Heart worms are an evil disease. The treatment
for heart worms is 3 painful injections of an arsenicbased compound into the back muscles of your dog.
As an alternative medicine practitioner, I feel much
more comfortable with helping my dog detoxify a
very mild dose of a medication to prevent the heart
worms once a month, rather than treat a disease which
can lead to heart or kidney failure or severe lung
disease." Certainly, if an owner is still concerned, I
encourage the administration of a milk thistle capsule
(an antioxidant that helps protect liver cells from toxic
insults) for a few days following the administration of
heart worm preventative.
Bottom line: heartworm disease is serious business
and you should protect your pet from this disease. Talk
with your veterinarian to find the best plan for your pet!
Dr. Rogers can be reached at the Jacksonville Veterinary
Hospital at 541-899-1081 or jvhospital@qwestoffice.net.
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by Holly Hight, Sanctuary One Volunteer

remember hearing about Sanctuary One several
years ago; I’d known it was a farm in the Applegate
Valley and a haven for rescue animals. My mom
had a book about how the original Farm Sanctuary got
started and the thought intrigued
me. For a year or two, I made
it a New Year’s resolution to
volunteer—so long as I could fit
it in to my hectic schedule. The
Applegate was an hour’s drive
from Ashland, far enough away
that just getting there would be
a significant commitment. Life
was busy and it was easy to let
New Year’s resolutions fall by the
wayside for another year.
Then in the fall of 2014, I signed
myself and my son up for a tour.
I was looking at opportunities for
my son’s education that didn’t
include traditional classroom
learning. A farm tour seemed like
just the thing. During the warmer
months, April through October,
Sanctuary One conducts tours
for the public every Wednesday
and Saturday. On Farm Tours, a
staff member or volunteer guides
you around the farm, explains how a care farm works,
and answers your questions. The tour also includes a
chance to meet the Sanctuary’s herd of rescued farm
animals and house pets.
We arrived on a balmy day, catching sight of all
of Sanctuary One’s larger animals, which included
llamas, alpacas, cows, horses, sheep, and pigs sharing
pastureland at the base of the Sanctuary’s property. My
son, who was seven at the time, pointed at all of the
animals. “Look at them!” he exclaimed.

As we made our rounds from the pasture to the bunny
cottage, then to the cat cottage and dog yards, I knew
this was something I wanted to turn into a New Year’s
resolution at last realized. I’d been looking for a place to
volunteer and despite the long drive,
knew this was something my son and
I could do together. In the dog yard,
he met a frolicky dog named “Gabe”
and the two were fast friends. It was
the kind of classroom that matched
my son’s energy and interest.
Thereafter, our volunteering
days were Wednesdays and each
week, we looked forward to our
adventures. I met volunteers who’d
been there for years, whose service
began with a tour. It’s hard not to let
the surrounding beauty combined
with the level of commitment and
enthusiasm on behalf of Sanctuary
One’s staff, along with all of the
colorful personalities of the rescue
animals themselves to turn a day
into a month, a year, or a decade.
It’s worth the drive, and more than
that, it’s worth the time carved out
each week to reconnect and to give
back. In our hectic lives, Sanctuary
One was an invitation to slow down, take a breath, and
focus on the task at hand.
2016 Tour Season begins Saturday, April 30. Tours are
offered every Saturday and Wednesday. All tours begin
at 10:30am sharp.
Book your tour online today! Farm Tours must be
reserved in advance at http://sanctuaryone.org/visitvolunteer/sanctuary-tours/.
Questions? Visit the website: SanctuaryOne.org. Still
have questions? Please call 541-899-8627.

The Paws of Time
by Dr. Jeff Judkins, Animalkind Veterinary Clinic

A

couple of weeks ago I was
looking over health records for
our Goldendoodle, “Gibson,”
and I was stunned to realize that he is
almost nine-years-old. Time certainly
flies. It doesn't seem so long ago that a
client gave him to me
when he was just a fourmonth-old ball of blonde
curly fluff. But here
he is, nearly a decade
later—at an age when
many dogs are slowing
down and developing
health problems that are
considered “normal”
for an older dog. But
Gibson hasn't slowed
down a bit. He has
no arthritis, minimal
lumps and bumps on
his skin, his eyes are
"Gibson"
clear and bright, and
his teeth are white and
beautiful. He's never had an ear infection
or skin rash, and only the very occasional
stomach upset after snacking on
something irresistible he discovered on
a trail. We've certainly been fortunate to
have such a healthy dog; but I believe it's
more than just good luck.
While it's true that time takes its toll
on every living thing, getting old isn’t
necessarily synonymous with sickness
and disability. I've seen many patients in
my veterinary practice that were well into
their teens, but were still active and vital,
with no significant disease present.
On the other hand, I’ve seen dogs and
cats that were barely middle-aged with
problems such as arthritis, skin tumors,
dental disease and cataracts—again, all
commonly associated with “normal”
aging. Genetics certainly do play a part.
Generally the larger breed dogs seem
to age faster than small ones. But one
of the—if not the most important—
determinants—is diet. Basically, there is
no way a dog or cat (or human for that
matter), can exist solely on commercially-

processed foods and maintain health in
later years of life. (See my article, “The
Kibble Conundrum” http://animalkindvet.
com/kibble-conundrum). Fresh meats and
organ meats should be a significant part
of every dog and cat’s diet. Freshlycooked vegetables,
eggs and cultured
dairy products such
as yogurt are great
additions. Dr. Karen
Becker’s book, Real Food
for Healthy Dogs and
Cats is a great guide
for properly feeding
homemade diets. There
are also numerous
excellent fresh-frozen
diets for dogs and cats
now widely available,
nutritionally balanced
and very convenient.
Kristi’s All Natural
Pet Food is one such
product. We carry it at our clinic, and it’s
made right here in the Rogue Valley.
Regular exercise and maintaining a
lean body weight are also very important
in maintaining health in later years.
Obesity is a very common problem
in pets, and leads to myriad health
issues, including cancer. Overuse of
vaccines and pesticides is another issue
that can trigger disease in otherwise
healthy animals. In an effort to keep our
pets healthy by protecting them from
infectious diseases and pests, we are
unfortunately and frequently achieving
the opposite result. I recommend using
natural, environmentally-safe pesticides
whenever possible, and limiting vaccines
to only the most necessary ones. Read
my article http://animalkindvet.com/vexingvaccines for more information.
While it is impossible to stop the “paws
of time,” there is much we can do to help
our pets live a long and vital life.
Dr. Judkins is the owner of Animalkind
Holistic Veterinary Clinic in Jacksonville.
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Dogs for the Deaf Annual Dog Walk Fundraiser
This year marks the 25th Annual Dog
Walk which takes place at Jacksonville
Elementary School at 655 Hueners Lane
on Saturday, May 14 from 9:00am-2:00pm.
This year’s theme is “The Silver Screen.”
The day includes a one-mile, roundtrip walk, contests, a poker walk, raffles,
and educational booths. All proceeds
raised will be
used to support
DFD’s training and
outreach programs.
Since 1977, DFD
has professionally
trained dogs who
help people and
enhance lives.
Dogs that pass an
initial evaluation
are brought back to
the Central Point
facility for professional training. Dogs
unable to complete training are placed
in a loving, forever home. No dogs are
returned to the shelter.
Hearing Dogs are trained to alert
their partners to a variety of household

sounds including the smoke alarm,
doorbell/knock, telephone, alarm clock,
oven buzzer, and someone calling the
person’s name.
Assistance Dogs are placed with
professionals who work with people
with disabilities or emotional trauma.
The dog accompanies the professional to
work and is trained
to interact with
patients, clients or
students to provide
motivation or a
calming effect to
enhance treatment,
learning and
development.
Tours at the
Dogs for the Deaf
training facility
in Sam’s Valley
are available at 11:00am and 1:00pm
weekdays. Call 541-826-9220 or go to
DogsForTheDeaf.org for more information.
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expanding Jacksonville’s boundary to pave the way for
development. Such planning for growth is mandated
by statewide planning goals to provide enough land for
housing and other uses by the year 2036 and isn’t optional.
Since 2003, and to no avail, Mr. Freel has been
working with city officials to bring this ground into
the Jacksonville city limits, even offering to donate
up to 8 acres for a dog park, fire station, community
center and other uses. Freel noted that it was former
City Administrator Paul Wyntergreen who approached
him on the matter, with a city-stated goal of annexing
the land for housing and a
possible alternate vehicular
route for traffic now
utilizing California Street.
State officials have warned
that heavy traffic, especially
from trucks, threatens
Jacksonville’s historic
landmark status.
Prior to Jacksonville
dropping out of the
Regional Problem Solving
process, the Planning
Commission had identified JK-1 as its number one area
for UGB expansion. The commission chose JK-1 after
vetting 16 other potential parcels. For more than 10
years, the city has delayed any serious initiation of the
process, while offering Freel countless indications that it
was indeed interested in annexation. To date, Freel has
invested a hefty sum with no assurances whatsoever
that the city will actually move the UGB matter forward.
If annexed, Freel says that development would
likely include up to 120 affordable multi-family units
and up to 100 single-family homes, 4 acres of light
commercial and a potential feeder road to alleviate some
traffic from downtown. The density of the area would
resemble other planned unit developments already
built in Jacksonville. Based upon the most-current
“buildable lands inventory,” Jacksonville Principal
Planner Ian Foster told the City Council on 4/19 that the
city can prove its need for multi-family housing and
employment lands to come into the city. Foster also
acknowledged that the city has a strong case for needing
land to construct more single family residential homes.
According to Freel, earlier attempts to lease the
farmland to a conventional farmer failed because the
acreage is insufficient to sustain a large-scale operation

in-line with modern-day farming practices. With
maintenance, property taxes and carrying costs, he’s
leasing the property to recoup some of those expenses
and to maintain its current EFU zoning use. Freel
says he weighed the decision to lease the land to a pot
grower for months before agreeing to do so.
Although not the main reason, establishment of this
pot farm should serve as a clarion call for the City
Council to take immediate action and move forward
with the JK-1 UGB proposal. Although identified in
2003 as the city’s top priority, it has since fallen by the
wayside as other projects,
notably restoration of the
Courthouse, has taken priority.
With the Courthouse project
almost complete, it’s time to
get serious on JK-1. If annexed,
the pot farm would not be an
allowed use and would be
plowed under.
The city, and not Mr. Freel,
needs to take the lead on
making the UGB expansion
happen. Without serious
leadership, energy and vision from the mayor, staff,
council, and the Planning Commission, Jacksonville’s
5th Street gateway will likely include a long-term
marijuana farm.
A related benefit to new development is new revenue
and property taxes. As recently revealed at the City’s
Town Hall Meeting on Public Safety, new funds are
needed to sustain current levels of city services. The
alternative will be increased surcharges and new tax levies.
The City Council, at the direction of Mayor Becker,
should establish the UGB process as the Planning
Commission’s top priority. The Planning Commission,
with support of RVCOG and Eco-Northwest, should
then provide a report and recommendation back to
the City Council within 3-months detailing the actions
required to annex JK-1 within three years.
Although the pot farm isn’t within the city limits,
its close proximity will negatively impact housing
values, tourism, civic pride and the economic health of
Jacksonville.
I appeal to Mayor Becker, Administrator Alvis, the
City Council and the Planning Commission to get
serious about the UGB expansion in Our Small Town
with Big Atmosphere!

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Longtime Jacksonville Resident Joan Long
and her family enjoying the festivities at this
year’s Hike-a-Thon.
Did you know that the original Britt
Gardens, designed by Jacksonville
pioneer photographer and horticulturist
Peter Britt, was once a destination
attraction in the Northwest? Portlanders
would make special train trips to come
see the gardens.
Did you know there was once a brewery
that stood next to the sidewalk going up
to the Britt grounds, and that it doubled as
a school house at various times?
Did you know that the largest, last
undeveloped area in Jacksonville is the
spot where gold was first discovered?
These are just some of the fun
facts hikers learned as they walked
under beautiful blue skies through
Jacksonville and along Woodlands trails
during the 23rd-annual Jacksonville
Woodlands Association Hike-a-Thon.
Town Historian Larry Smith led the
way, stopping at various key historical
sites, such as the Britt Sequoia, planted in
1862, in keeping with this year’s theme,
“Healthy Trails Preserving History.” Along
the way, walkers kept eyes out for spring
wildflowers, such as the large white trillium
blossoms along the Sarah Zigler Trail.
The morning started off cool, so the
coffee, provided for the 22nd year by
Michael and Mary Kell of GoodBean

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Coffee, was especially appreciated. After
the hike, lunch in the shade at Doc Griffin
Park was also welcomed—thanks to
Jason and Jacque Williams of Jacksonville
Chiropractic Clinic.
Fun facts and future hopes engaged
those present even before the hike, with
representatives from Jacksonville Forest
Park, Applegate Trails Association, and
Southern Oregon’s Siskiyou Upland Trails
Association describing other hiking trails
in the area. They also laid-out plans for
future trails that could eventually connect
Jacksonville and Ashland and Gold Hill.
The annual Hike-a-Thon is not only
a way for the Jacksonville Woodlands
Association to educate the community
about the extensive wooded urban trail
system it maintains, it is also the major
fundraising event for the organization.
Local artist and founding JWA board
member Ray Foster made and donated
commemorative ceramic mugs which
were good sellers. He was also behind the
design of several t-shirts and tote bags
for sale. In addition, those attending were
generous with donations. All money
raised goes to keeping the Woodlands
trails viable and enjoyable for all users.
Stay-tuned for news on the date of the
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Maybe you’ve already heard that
Jacksonville has been named the “Hiking
Capitol of Southern Oregon,” but have
not yet been able to discover any of the
trails that have helped make it so. Or
maybe you have seen the new, beautiful,
updated map of Jacksonville’s Forest
Park that has made its appearance in
our local Visitor’s Center, city offices,
sponsoring Jacksonville businesses and
Forest Park trailhead kiosks? For those
already familiar with the trails featured
on the map, it is fun to check-out favorite
routes and those that are soon-to-becompleted. For people who have heard
of Forest Park and haven’t made it there
yet, this might lead you to a wonderful
resource. Or, as a few folks have been
heard to say, “I’m just not comfortable
about heading out there on my own.” Or,
“I’ve been meaning to get out there and
check the trails out.”
For anyone needing a little boost to
get out and see this part of our “Hiking
Capitol” and what Forest Park has to
offer, you are in luck—there will be
a series of guided hikes offered this
spring and summer. The Jacksonville
Parks, Recreation and Visitor Services
Committee is the sponsor of these hikes.
Kandee McClain, who, along with her
husband, Mike, enjoys all the nearby
trails Jacksonville has to offer, will
lead the first hike. In fact, the McClains
claim the local trails as a top reason
they moved to Jacksonville from nearby
Central Point.

The hikes will be held on the third
Monday of each month, beginning in
May and continuing through September.
The gathering point each time will be at
P1, the first parking lot about one-mile
up the Reservoir Road, which turns
right off Highway 238 as it heads west
out of Jacksonville. Look for the sign
stating that Jacksonville’s Forest Park
is ahead on Reservoir Road. Once you
arrive at P1, directions to the specific
parking area and trailhead will be given;
carpooling is advised.
The first hike will be held on May
16 with meeting time at 8:30am at P1.
The hike will accommodate a variety
of hiking abilities but does start with a
moderate uphill mile on Twin Peaks Trail
to some magnificent views of Jacksonville
and distant mountains. From there, it’s
a rolling, moderate 2 ¼ miles on Atsahu
(Sugar Pine) Trail as it runs past the old
Norling mine site. Shade Creek Trail,
adorned with moss, ferns and wild
flowers, meanders along Norling Creek
to complete the hike loop. At about 4 ½
miles of hiking, you can plan to be on the
trails approximately 2 ½ hours.
Please wear comfortable hiking shoes,
bring water and a light snack. On our
group hikes, please leave your canine
friends at home but be sure and bring
them back another time. Maps and
a special snack will be provided as a
reward for making the hike. For more
information, contact Kandee McClain at
541-899-5273.

Trail Talk by Clayton Gillette
On the Civility of Trails

N

o longer a line item in most
governmental budgets, trail
maintenance for hiking
trails across the US has become the
responsibility of the user groups. It’s
not always an onerous task; indeed,
it’s healthy work in the out-of-doors, a
wonderful diversion from time spent
in stale gyms, creating reps with static
weights. To construct or maintain a trail
that I will use as a runner or hiker, that
my friends and family can enjoy with me,
is enriching and fulfilling. To know that
untold others will also enjoy this path
through the wooded hills instills even
more satisfaction.
Jacksonville’s trail system(s) are loved.
In-season, waterfalls cascade down steep
canyons where miners once moiled for
riches. Wildflowers are abundant. Rare
species of plant and animal can be found.
Being public space (in the all too often
private) foothills of our valley, these areas
provide year-round recreation for nonmotorized folks. Often, in the remnant oak
savanna and mixed madrone/fir forests,
we can sense what so much of our valley
was like before the arrival of Europeanstyle civilization. It is quite delightful
to poke around in the wild nooks and
crannies so close to town, yet away from
the bustle of highways and markets.
A civilization is enriched by its
attitude toward wilderness. In fact,
Edward Abbey, Aldo Leopold, and
others argued eloquently that no people
can be considered civil in nature who
have no nature to be civil in. And it’s
this civility I wish to address.

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Multi-use public areas provide
opportunity for a variety of user groups.
Jacksonville’s trail systems are no
exception. It’s important to recreate
in a style that respects the integrity of
the environment as well as other users.
Rules based on city codes are posted in
each of the parks. It’s the other, often
unwritten, codes of conduct that deserve
a bit of light.
A trail designed for a hiker, (as many
of the trails are) is not designed for highspeed bicycle use. Many trails are steep,
with sharp corners, steps, water bars,
and narrow treads. Heavy bicycle use
can destroy the integrity of the outslope
with careless riding. Safety is an issue, as
blind corners are abundant in wooded
areas. Care has been taken to identify
trails where hiker use is compromised by
bicycle traffic, and one would hope that
riders will respect the posted signage
indicating this.
Inconsiderate hikers break down
trails, as well. Cutting off switchbacks
on hillsides (an act referred to as
cowpathing) has tremendous negative
consequences. Trail edges are ground
down and backslopes eroded, resulting
in something akin to an otter slide down
the side of the hill. In wet weather, these
sloppy trail nuisances become hazards,
both to trail users and to the integrity of
the trails.
These are trails to be enjoyed by all.
Conflicts between user groups lead to
unwelcome closures. There’s beauty
in them thar hills and one hopes to see
multi-users on our multi-use trails.

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Sterling Mine Ditch Trail Update
by Joy Rogalla, Siskiyou Upland Trails Association

Other recent activities include
installing an interpretive sign
approximately 2 miles south of the
Armstrong Gulch Trailhead. For those of
you who have wondered what the names
of the mountains are that you see from
parts of the ditch, Joe Ruskin, of Ruskin
Metalcraft created an artistic mountain
profile sign outlining and naming the
mountains that you see while hiking this
section of the SMDT. A group of volunteers
installed this new sign in late January.
In addition to these trail amenities, Zach
Million, Outdoor Recreation Planner for
the BLM’s Ashland Resource Area, and
a crew from WorkSource Rogue Valley
have cleared dozens of large trees that
were downed during the winter storms.
We have also been fortunate to receive trail
maintenance help by the youth crews from
WorkSource Rogue Valley on other parts
of the trail, which has been a wonderful
supplement to our trail maintenance
efforts. Last, but not least, SUTA volunteers
have also been out trimming trails, clearing
trees, and helping to keep the trails open
for use at our monthly work parties.
Finally, the Environmental
Assessment(EA) for Phase I of the JackAsh Trail is planned to be released by
the Medford BLM for comment in late
April. We are delighted to see this trail
project moving ahead and hope to begin
trail construction in the fall or earlier, if
possible. This phase of the Jack-Ash Trail
will connect to both ends of the Sterling
Mine Ditch Trail, creating a loop up and
over Anderson Butte. When the EA is out
for comment, we would greatly appreciate
any comments or letters of support.
For more information about these
and other activities, and the upcoming
National Trails Day event we are planning
in June, visit www.sutaoregon.org.

The Applegate Trails Association
hike on May 15th will cover charted,
but rough territory that will provide a
chance to view a to-be-constructed trail
scheduled to break ground in the fall. We
are very excited to be creating a trail from
Sterling Creek Road to Highway 238
along a ridge that parallels the Bishop
Creek drainage. We call it the “East ART”
(Applegate Ridge Trail).
This will be a difficult hike and is not
recommended for “beginners.” Since
there isn’t a trail yet, we will be walking
along a slope for about half the 5.5 miles,
which will be hard on the ankles and
knees—and there is some poison oak.
But, the rewards are spectacular as
we hike along a mostly-open hillside
with Anderson and Wagner Buttes
rising to the southeast and with
Dutchman Peak also in-view. Below
will be the Bishop Creek Valley, and,
across the valley, the two hang glider
launch sites. Hikers will be able to

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

Get your tickets at

www.ApplegateWineTrail.com

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you don’t

May Applegate Trails Association Hike
Not Recommended for Beginners

Sunday, May 22
11am - 5pm

“Wine Country the way
it should be”- Sunset Magazine

The Siskiyou Upland Trails Association
and volunteers have been very busy the
past few months working on several
improvements on the Sterling Mine Ditch
Trail and planning for the first Phase of
the Jack-Ash Trail that will connect the
Jacksonville and Ashland trail systems.
First, SUTA is happy to announce the
re-opening of a new section of the SMDT
north of the Deming Trailhead. It’s a
lovely section of the ditch that had been
isolated by a logging road years ago.
The challenge to re-opening this
section was to build a bridge to cross
Deming Creek. The bridge was funded
by a grant from REI, built by volunteers,
and installed by volunteers and crew
members from the WorkSource Rogue
Valley. We were really fortunate to have
the assistance of an energetic group
of four young, strong crew members.
They worked for two days, hauling
materials, mixing concrete, building
the bridge abutments and, ultimately,
installing the bridges. Several dedicated
SUTA volunteers were there to help
and oversee the installation. At our
February work party a hard-working
group of volunteers, restored the tread
and trimmed back shrubs and trees,
transplanted rattlesnake orchids out of
the trail, and created an access from the
road up to the ditch. Now you simply
cross the road and get back on the SMDT
after just a few yards; it is now much
easier to follow the trail when you hike
out from the Deming Trailhead (or
follow the road from the Deming Horse
Trailer parking area). We’ve already
been seeing lots of trail users on the
new section—so come out and check out
the wildflowers and enjoy the sound of
Deming Creek while you’re exploring
this lovely section of the trail.

“Wine Country the way
it should be”- Sunset Magazine

see the Siskiyou Crest, including the
peaks of the Red Butte Wilderness on
the horizon. To the west, Greyback
Mountain will be hiding behind the
ridges that line the Applegate Valley.
We’ll then eat lunch on a hillock with
views of mountain peaks and the town
of Ruch, as well as the Applegate and
Upper Applegate Valleys spread before
us. From here, we’ll make our way slowly
down the ridge side to Highway 238 near
Forest Creek.
Along the way, there will be evidence
of historic mining activity and many,
many wildflowers.
Hikers should meet at 9:00am at
Bunny Meadows Flat about a mile up
Forest Creek Road just 5 miles west of
Jacksonville, where we will shuttle to
the hike starting point. Please leave your
dogs at home. RSVP to the hike leader,
Mike Kohn, at mike@applegatetrails.org or
call 541 659-8633.

Wild Wines

Here’s a sampling of what the wineries poured and
paired at a previous event. Check our website for
Spring pairings coming soon!
Featured Wine: 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
Barrel sample: 2013 Sauvignon Blanc
Paired with with Coconut Shrimp on a stick
Barrel Tasting: Over the Top RED
Featured Wine: 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with Smoked chicken w/red wine poached apples & blue cheese Pizza
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The Complete Coffeehouse
Celebrating 20 Years!

Open everyday until 6pm

541-899-3757

More than just Great Coffee . . .
"All that I am or ever will hope to be, I owe to my angel mother."
— Abraham Lincoln

Come experience why Pony Espresso is Jacksonville’s favorite
coffeehouse! Keeping it local . . .
• Jacksonville’s only drive thru window!
Call ahead for quick pick-up.
• Wonderful and Plentiful deck seating
• Bike Friendly: Most bicycle parking in town.
• Full Breakfast, Lunch, and catering for your party or event.
• Organic Salads, Scratch Soups, Panini, Wraps.
• Local Draft beer and Wine menu.
• Excellent selection of House-Made baked goods & pastry.

• Visit our new location in Ashland at 175 Lithia Way.
Like us on Facebook today for all the news, specials,
and updates.

545 N. 5th St. | Jacksonville

www.ponyespressojville.com

Summers
at The
Schoolhaus
Sunday:
Monday:
Tuesday:

Live Music and Wurst Mary Sunday all Brunch long.
All Day Happy Hour and Blades of Grass Live!
Holy Schnitzel it’s Tuesday, Schnitzel Bonanza!
And FREE Mini Golf All Day!

Wednesday:

$5.00 Doner Kebab and an Old German All Day
Laser Tag out on the field!

Thursday: Movies in the Biergarten
Friday: Live Music in the Biergarten
Saturday: Pack a picnic. $10 growler fill (11:30-4:00pm)
when you grab a German picnic.

Britt Bus: Come in for a pre-concert meal or drink and we’ll
drive you up the Hill for
the concert and bring
you back down at the
end of the night.

Creating Memorable Experiences
www.theschoolhaus.com
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