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Mail: PO Box 1114
Jacksonville, OR 97530
Visit: 220 E. California Street
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Living the Dream

hen I was a young boy growing up in
Wyckoff, New Jersey, we were a one-car
family. Several times a week, I loved tagging
along as my mother shuttled my father to and from
the train station for his daily commute into New York
City. Often, while sitting in the family Ford Fairlane
station wagon, we’d pass an office located in the heart
of our small town, where I’d see a gentleman through
a wall of windows working away behind his desk. For
some reason, I spent hours thinking about that man,
wondering what he did all day.
The other day, as I was working from behind my
standing desk, I caught a glimpse of a young boy staring
at me from the back seat of his family car, which evoked
an instant flashback! Time flies and now, 45+ years later,
I am the man working in the small office in the heart
of another small town, behind a large window. Ten
years ago as I was preparing to purchase the Jacksonville
Review, then-publisher Carolyn Kingsnorth told me,
“In this job, you’ll get to know everyone in town…it’ll
be like living in a fish bowl sometimes…but you can
make a difference.” Although I didn’t yet understand

the concept of “making a difference,” I did get the gist
of the “fish bowl” reference. Fish bowl and all, I’m one
of the lucky ones doing something for a living that
makes a difference and is, most of the time, rewarding.
Alongside an army of similarly-minded civic volunteers
making Jacksonville a friendlier, more livable town, I’m
living the dream.
Recently, I was reminded of “living the dream” again
by another friend, Michael Kell of GoodBean Coffee
fame, who complimented me by saying, “You’ve built
an enviable small-town business… one that others
from big cities would love to be running instead of
going to their daily drudge jobs and waiting to retire to
Jacksonville.” It took some time for his words to sink
in, but this is a great town for a live/work blend where
quality of life is tangible. Jacksonville is a place where
one person can make a difference in the lives of others
and where one can be a part of the solution… and to me,
that’s “living the dream.”
This summer, make the most of your life in our Small
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ABOUT THE COVER: This month, Betty Barss’
colorfully-stunning Britt Poster image, “Encore”
graces our cover with its depiction of an enthusiastic
audience standing and clapping during and after
a Britt concert. Barss has lived in the Rogue Valley
since 1974 and is a member of numerous art
organizations including the Watercolor Society of
America and the Southern Oregon Society of Artists.
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On Saturday, May 7, Jacksonville’s
Landon Moir received his Eagle Scout
award at a formal ceremony held at
Jacksonville Presbyterian Church. The
well-attended ceremony marked the
culmination of Landon’s 12 year scouting
journey, a journey his older brother,
Nathan, accomplished 2 years ago.
Although thousands of young boys enter
the Cub Scouts in elementary school,
fewer than 5% obtain the rank of Eagle
Scout in their high school years.
In December, 2015, Landon, then a
15-year-old year-old freshman at Cascade
Christian High School, chose the creation

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of a 400 foot-long community prayer and
meditation pathway on the grounds of
Jacksonville Presbyterian Church for his
his Eagle Scout project.
The Moir family has a long history
of involvement in Scouting, including
Landon’s dad, Rick Moir as well as
uncles and grandfathers. Landon’s
brother Nathan completed his Eagle
Scout project in 2014—the complete
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Homecoming for Beerworks’ Chris Dennett
As a Jacksonville Elementary student
in the early 1980’s, Chris Dennett says
Jacksonville was a great place to grow
up. Today, the self-made 42-year-old
entrepreneur says Jacksonville is also a
great place to do business. This month,
Dennett returns to his roots with the
opening of Beerworks Jacksonville,
located in the space formerly occupied
by Adit Public House, at 150 S. Oregon
Street, below LaFiesta Mexican
Restaurant. In addition to owning
Beerworks in downtown Medford, Chris
also co-owns Elements Restaurant with
his wife, Dani, brother-in-law Keith
Guy and Mike Hite. Open since 2006,
Elements is one of the Rogue Valley’s
most successful restaurants.
Dennett, whose parents were the
original owners of the McCully House
Bed & Breakfast, is joined in Beerworks
Jacksonville by business partners Wally
Fipps and Tony Hernandez. The trio
currently work together and have a longstanding relationship. Like many others
in the highly-competitive restaurant
and bar business, Dennett learned the

ropes working for others in Jacksonville,
including an 8-year stint at the Bella
Union, Howies, and overseas locations.
Dennett, whose college degree was in
Philosophy and who is arguably wise
beyond his years, says, “I saw it all here
and in Europe…and figured out how to
run my own place thanks to the mentoring
of other great bar and restaurant owners...I
literally woke-up one day and realized I
could either be a 30-year-old bartender or
own my own place!”
Beerworks Jacksonville will resemble
the Medford location, but due to square
footage limitations, will feature a lineup
of 100-150 beers from 20 US states and
30-40 countries. In addition, patrons
will be able to choose beers from 12
rotating taps, offering hard-to-find brews.
Dennett explained that, “If Oregon was
a “country,” it would rank as the #1
producer of craft beers…producing even
more than Belgium.”
Following a soft opening in late May,
the new Beerworks is open just in time
to celebrate Medford Beer Week from
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Our motto at Pioneer Village is to experience the past, live
for the future. The many services and amenities of Pioneer
Village Independent & Assisted Living let you enjoy a
simpler way of life where you live the life you want to
live, while we take care of the rest.

State of the Art Presence Art Center
by Hannah West, Southern Oregon Artists Resource
“The aim of art is to represent not the
outward appearance of things, but their
inward significance.” ~Aristotle
rom Paleolithic cave paintings
onward, making art has been
universally important to human
beings. We find evidence of art in
every culture everywhere, at every
point in time. If, as anthropologist
Ellen Dissanayake suggests, we “step
outside our Western-oriented paradigm
of art as something rare and elite,” we
see that art is about “making special.”
Fundamentally vital social activities, our
ancestors invested significant human
capital in the arts. While art as a leisurely
pursuit is a more recent development,
group ceremony and celebration—
which could not exist if the arts were
removed—have ensured our survival for
as long as we have been human. In real
ways, such as suppressing damaging
brain chemicals like cortisol and releasing
endorphins to strengthen and lengthen
our lives, fostering collaboration and
cooperation, giving individuals a sense of
identity and belonging, establishing trust
and reciprocity, uniting through joys and
sorrows, documenting the realities of life
throughout the ages.
“The separation of art from life is peculiar
to modern (“advanced”) societies. Still,
there’s no denying it: ‘making special,’
whether in visual endeavors, singing,
cooking, or dressing is still a fundamental
human need. As they embrace immemorial
themes of work, cooperation, friendship,
exchange, heroism, memory of a lost past,
life change, myth and cosmology, and the
abidingness of the natural world, the arts
speak to our better nature and affirm our
deeper and higher selves. The arts not only
acknowledge the things we care about but
allow us to celebrate that caring.”
~ Ellen Dissanayake
Celebrate!—As we emerge together
from winter’s hibernation to find a
season of warm weather celebrations
including Memorial Day, Father’s Day,
Independence Day, Labor Day and more
ahead, Art Presence Art Center enters
summer with a show to celebrate them
all! Come to the gallery and see how
creativity celebrates life and good times
together with lively, lighthearted, and
perhaps sentimental artworks in our
Celebrate! show, June 3 through July
31. Celebrate the beginning of summer
with the artists of Art Presence at our
reception on Saturday, June 11 from
noon-3:00pm.
Art Presence Offsite Exhibits
• Pioneer Village: “A Retrospective”—
Our final exhibition of paintings by
Elaine Witteveen at Pioneer Village
continues through August 19.
• Jacksonville Library, Naversen
Room: “Photos and Sketches and
Apps” Nancy Bardos—This exhibit
of works by photographer and
iPhoneographer Nancy Bardos at
the Jacksonville Library continues

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“At the Beach,” oil painting by Walt Wirfs

“Contemplation,” oil painting
by Eva Thiemann
through August 10. Nancy’s images,
processed with a myriad of iPhone
apps, reveal a unique and colorful
way of seeing the world around us,
and might give us a glimpse of her
recent journey to Cuba, too!
• Medford Library: “Egyptian
Mythology” by Zoe West —Zoe
West’s exhibit of artwork, rendered in
the stylistic form of ancient Egyptian
culture, continues through August.
Zoe’s colorful interpretations are the
vehicle for visual commentary on
modern life and a fair dose of humor
so her observations help us to laugh
at ourselves.
What’s Happening Upstairs?—
Figure Drawing Hiatus: Our Monday
afternoon life drawing studio is taking
a “sabbatical” for the summer and will
resume in September.
Reserve our upstairs room for your
class, workshop or meeting! Contact
Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057.
Hannah West is a
Jacksonville website
designer and art advocate.
She is the creator and
editor of the Southern
Oregon Artists Resource
(www.soartists.com),
serves on the board of Art Presence Art
Center, is a core founding member of the Arts
Alliance of Southern Oregon and curates the
monthly art exhibits at GoodBean cafe. See
some of her art and web design work at www.
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Summer Music starts May 27th through
September 16th. Check our website for each
week’s events.
June 11: Waturu -- “Progression of an Artist”.
Watch the pouring of molten bronze Rhino cast
at dusk in the formal gardens. Reception starts
at 7 p.m.
Private Tours of EdenVale Winery and
historic Voorhies Mansion - Friday and
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The Air is Filled with Speeches.
And Vice Versa.

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tep right up, folks, for the most
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) tells
captivating show of the era.
the story of young, naïve Jefferson Smith
It’s everything a big-budget
(James Stewart), who’s picked by corrupt
entertainment should be: edgy,
politicians to replace a deceased senator.
unpredictable, alternately hilarious
They plan to make Smith support a
and horrific. Yes, it’s that characterbill that involves building a dam in his
driven competition known as The 2016
home state—and coincidentally put a
Presidential Election.
lot of money into their pockets. When
We’re fascinated by this big show. But
Smith altruistically proposes that a boys’
as absorbed as we are, we can’t bring
camp be built instead, the politicians
ourselves to discuss
attempt to destroy his
it with friends and
reputation. Directed
neighbors. An old adage
by Frank Capra (It’s a
states, “Never talk about
Wonderful Life), the movie
politics or religion.” (Not
is as much fantasy as
that the people behind
political reality, but given
the podium adhere to
the current atmosphere in
that.) However, we are
Washington, is embracing
comfortable reminding
a hopeful little fantasy a
you of the works of
bad thing?
some astute filmmakers
All the King’s Men (1949),
on the subject. Movies
based on the Pulitzer
about elections abound.
Prize-winning novel by
Perhaps it’s time to
Robert Penn Warren, won
revisit a few.
Jimmy Stewart as Jefferson Smith a “Best Picture” Oscar.
A Face in the Crowd
in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Broderick Crawford, who
(1957): Andy Griffith
won the Oscar for “Best
(yes, of “Mayberry” fame) made his film
Actor,” plays Willie Stark, a Southern
debut in this cautionary story about
lawyer who musters supporters by
a drunken hillbilly named Lonesome
bucking his state’s corrupt government.
Rhodes, who skyrockets to political
But once he reaches the governor’s
prominence by wielding the sharp edge
mansion, he proves to be just as dishonest
of his down-home wit on an adoring
as the people he’s replaced. Uh oh—there’s
public. Written by Budd Schulberg and
that feeling of déjà vu again.
directed by Elia Kazan, the movie is a
The Candidate (1972) was promoted
biting look at the dangers of ambition
with the tagline: “Too Handsome. Too
and of the public’s need to believe in
Young. Too Liberal. Doesn’t have a
someone who seems to talk plain sense.
chance. He’s PERFECT!” The film stars
When Oscar-winner Patricia Neal
Robert Redford as an idealistic lawyer
silently clutches her face in horror as
who runs for the Senate to bring some
she realizes Rhodes’s ruthless addiction
political issues into the open—but he
to power, you may experience an
doesn’t plan to win. Once his formerunsettling feeling of your own. Is it déjà
governor father (Melvyn Douglas)
vu or just your imagination?
and campaign manager (Peter Boyle)
Election (1999): With stars Matthew
get involved, however, losing is out of
Broderick and Reese Witherspoon,
the question. Perhaps the most realistic
Election sounds like just another high
election/politician movies ever made, The
school movie. Witherspoon plays Tracy,
Candidate reveals the machinations and
a perky, tightly-wound overachiever who mind-numbing experience of campaigning.
decides to run for class president—and
When the idealistic lawyer wins the race
run hard. Broderick plays a vindictive
and helplessly asks, “What do we do
civics teacher who just can’t stand
now?”, chills may run down your spine.
overbearing students like her. He decides
It’s a question we’ll each have to
to stop her efforts by convincing a lessponder this coming November.
than-brilliant male jock into campaigning
Paula and Terry each have long impressiveagainst her. But the plotline isn’t that
sounding resumes implying that they are
simple; it’s a smart, surprising parable
battle-scarred veterans of life within the
about the insidious nature of elections
Hollywood studios. They’re now happily
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Pioneer Profiles: Benjamin Franklin Dowell – Part 2
Attorney, Packer, Claims Collector, Lobbyist,
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JUNE 2016 JACKSONVILLE REVIEW

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

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ast month we looked at the
early years of Benjamin Franklin
Dowell, great, great nephew
of Benjamin Franklin and a pioneer
Jacksonville resident, in his role as
attorney, packer, and
claims collector. This
month we’ll visit a
more established
Dowell as he becomes
a Washington lobbyist
and a newspaper
publisher.
Dowell had opened
a legal practice in
Jacksonville in 1856
after four years
running pack trains
carrying goods to
the mining centers of
Northern California
and Southern Oregon.
When the Indian Wars
broke out, he had
voluntarily placed
himself and his animals at the service
of the volunteer militia for as long as
they were needed, gaining a reputation
for both bravery and patriotism.
However, when he lost his entire pack
train in a skirmish, he returned to his
legal training, putting it to good use
as a legal claims agent specializing in
lawsuits against the federal government
for “Indian depredation and Oregon
militia service.”
Despite federal legislation authorizing
such claims, obtaining actual payment for
clients was an entirely different ballgame
given the layers of bureaucracy between
claim and monies—commission reports,
bureaucratic evaluations, administration
politics, Congressional consideration, and
limited fund appropriations.
Thanks to Dowell’s Indian War
service, Joseph Lane (General, Territorial
Representative, and later Governor)
provided some political leverage and
assistance, and Dowell successfully
collected many of the smaller claims
prior to and during the Civil War.
By the summer of 1864, he was
financially able to purchase the Oregon
Sentinel, a Republican weekly published
in Jacksonville, “to keep it from falling
into Democratic hands.”
The Civil War forced Dowell and
many prominent Oregonians who had
never opposed slavery to reappraise
their views about the federal union.
When the South seceded from the Union
and conflict began, he looked upon the
South as a “spoiled child” that needed a
“good whipping.”
Dowell’s business card appeared
regularly in the Sentinel both before and
after he became its owner. He advertised
that he had a special agent in Washington
to present and prosecute his claims. It’s
possible that federal officials wanted
to keep the pro-Southern element in
Southern Oregon pacified by means of
prompt payment of small debts, and 1862
was Dowell’s most successful financial
year. However, when the war ended the
federal government’s attitude changed and
claimants had to sign a loyalty oath stating
that they had never advocated disunion.
Washington’s post-Civil War
bureaucracy proved an increasingly
difficult maze to navigate, so in 1866
Dowell decided that a trip to the
nation’s capital would more successfully
expedite the West Coast claims still
outstanding from the Indian Wars of the
1850s. He placed a close friend, D.M.C.
Gault, in charge of his law office and
the Sentinel and boarded a stage to San
Francisco where he took passage on a
steamer to the East Coast.

Dowell expected to return home in
a few months, but he soon found that
securing payment from the federal
government, even when solicited in
person, was a tedious, time-consuming
process. His own claim
for the loss of his pack
train was rejected
by Secretary of War
Stanton and required a
special act of Congress
for Dowell to receive
compensation.
He also encountered
opposition from
General John Wool,
former commander
of the Pacific Division
of the U.S. Army.
Wool blamed local
settlers for instigating
the Indian hostilities
so they could enrich
themselves at
government expense.
Dowell charged that Wool had only been
in Oregon once and that the volunteers
deserved payment for services the federal
troops had failed to perform.
Dowell’s anticipated short trip to the
nation’s capital turned into a year and
a half stay. But during that period, the
Sentinel had a first-hand Washington
correspondent in Dowell. His column,
“Letter from B.F. Dowell,” was probably
widely read by Oregon Republicans, and
he continued his “Letters” every time he
returned to Washington, which he did at
least once each year.
Dowell’s columns reflected his political
philosophy but they also revealed a
progressive mind. He envisioned the
adoption of equal rights under the law
“without regard for race, color or sex.”
He believed that all native born and
naturalized Americans should have the
right to vote, making the Sentinel the first
newspaper on the West Coast to support
Negro suffrage. He strongly advocated
female suffrage, and while he opposed
further immigration of Orientals to
the U.S., he advocated full rights and
privileges of citizenship for those already
in the country.
The Sentinel was also the first paper
west of the Rockies to endorse Ulysses
S. Grant for President in 1868. Although
there was probably hero worship on
Dowell’s part, the fact that Grant had
approved Dowell’s Indian War claims
during his brief tenure as Secretary of
War may have also been a factor.
However, the problems created by
Dowell’s absence from Jacksonville
outweighed his service as political
correspondent. Gault failed to collect
monies owed the paper, failed to
pay creditors, failed to keep financial
accounts, and failed to follow Dowell’s
editorial directions. When Dowell
returned home in late 1868, he dismissed
Gault. Over the course of his 14 year
ownership of the paper, Dowell would
go through eight editors.
In a letter to a close friend, Dowell
gave three reasons for having purchased
the Sentinel: to create public support
for paying the Oregon Indian war
volunteers, to be a strong advocate of the
Constitution and the Union, and to build
a political reputation so that one day he
might become Chief Justice of the Oregon
Supreme Court.
He achieved his first two objectives, but
beyond his early judgeship in Tennessee
and his appointment to a single term as
a U.S. District Attorney, a political career
eluded him. Perhaps it was the fact that
Southern Oregon was a Democratic
Pioneer Profiles - Cont'd. on Pg. 32

Digging Jacksonville:
The Making Archaeology Public Project
by Chelsea Rose

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his year marks many important
milestones for history lovers.
The National Park Service turns
100 (so be sure you carve out some time
this summer to celebrate with a visit to
the Oregon Caves and Crater Lake), and
the National Historic Preservation Act
turns 50! While the National Historic
Preservation Act (NHPA) might not
be as well-known as the National Park
Service, it is equally as important in the
preservation of America’s resources.
The act consists of legislation created to
preserve historical resources threatened
by development, decay, or demolition,
and is responsible for the National
Register of Historic Places and the
State Historic Preservation Offices.
Jacksonville, one of the nation’s first
National Historic Landmarks, is a perfect
place to raise a toast to this wonderful
act, and the hundreds of buildings,
landmark districts, and archaeological
sites it has helped to preserve. Cheers!
The Making Archaeology Public
Project (MAPP) is one of several
national efforts to commemorate the
2016 anniversary. Each state was tasked
with choosing an archaeological site
or sites that were excavated under the
regulatory protections within the act and
which highlight significant information
that we learned thanks to this process.
The Jacksonville Chinese Quarter Site
project was chosen to represent the State
of Oregon! We were thrilled to have the
opportunity to showcase the Chinese
Quarter project, and felt Jacksonville
was the perfect backdrop to illustrate the
importance of NHPA.
The project was a volunteer effort,
and made possible through the support

of Southern Oregon University and the
Digital Media Center, and our project
partner, the Oregon Department of
Transportation Photo and Video Services.
When you watch the short video (16
minutes), be sure to keep an eye out for
our community volunteers Gayle Lewis,
Carol Knapp, and Jeanena Whitewilson,
Jeresa Hren of the Southern Oregon
Chinese Cultural Association, and the
Jacksonville fire department gets a cameo
appearance, too! We hope you enjoy the
video, share it with your friends and
family, and take a minute to appreciate
the National Historic Preservation Act
and its importance in the conservation of
our historic community.
The direct link to the video: Rising
From the Ashes: The Archaeology of the
Jacksonville Chinese Quarter is https://
vimeo.com/160673762.
A link to the Preservation 50 website,
where you can find out more about the
Making Archaeology Public Project,
and some of the other events across the
nation commemorating the National
Historic Preservation Act is http://
preservation50.org/mapp/.
The 2010 excavations at the Britt Gardens
were funded by the City of Jacksonville and
the Oregon Department of Transportation.
Chelsea Rose is an historical archaeologist
who specializes in the settlement and
development of the American West. Chelsea
and the Southern Oregon University
Laboratory of Anthropology (SOULA)
conduct archaeology across Oregon and have
done several projects in Jacksonville. You can
reach Chelsea at rosec@sou.edu and follow
SOULA on Facebook/Southern Oregon
University Laboratory of Anthropology.

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Focus on Hanley Farm

by Rion Glynn, Agricultural Manager

A

t Hanley Farm, we grow food
in a way that requires no
irrigation, no machinery, and
low labor beyond planting and picking
food. Our objective is to demonstrate
a simple way to grow food that is
approachable to the general public.
Everyone has the right to grow their
own food, although many are paralyzed
by the complexity of modern growing
methods. Growing food should not be
complicated. We naturally possess the
greatest tool for growing food—our
ability to observe.
After growing food the easy way
at Hanley farm, we have been led to
understand that when soil health is held in
high regard, little human labor is required
for plants to produce high-mineral, highwater content food. The health of the soil
is directly related to the health of our
food—and further, our bodies.

The current structure of two percent of
the population (farmers) producing food
for the masses is a recent development.
Not long ago, most humans grew some
of their own food. The system of buying
all of ones food from the grocery store
has been the norm and will continue
into the foreseeable future—although it
is unsustainable.
It is apparent that as a population,
we are seeking a new way and
cultivating a desire to relearn how to
grow our own food.
Join us every Thursday at Hanley Farm
between 4:00pm and 7:00pm and learn
how to grow food the simple way.
Hanley Farm is located at 1053 Hanley
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feel free to email if you have any questions at
HanleyAgriculture@sohs.org.

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

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History Saturday, June 11, 10:00Meet your docents at the top of the
11:30am—Please join the Friends of
Cemetery Road where you will find
Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery for
plenty of parking available. Like History
our second program of the year, "The
Saturday, the program is free and no
Chinese: Their Role in
advance reservations
Jacksonville's History,"
are required. Thank
presented by Docents
you to Joan Hess for
Lynn Ransford and
assisting me with our
Anne Peugh. This
first Cemetery Stroll
program promises to
on May 10, when we
be very interesting and
visited some sites in
informative. Following
the older City Section.
the talk, there will be a
Marker Cleaning
short walking tour to
and Workshop, June
grave sites relating to
18, 9:00am-noon—
the subject, so be sure to
Want to get involved
wear comfortable walking
in an interesting
shoes and bring a hat and
and fun volunteer
wear sunscreen. Meet
activity? Then join
Savanna Varela and
your docents at the top
us on Saturday, June
her mother, Conni
of the Cemetery Road
18 and the third
where you will find
Saturday of the month
available parking spaces.
through September
The program is free and
17, to learn how to
no advance reservations
safely and properly
are necessary. We gladly
clean the headstones
accept donations from
and monuments
those who can afford
in the Jacksonville
to do so and wish to
Cemetery. We meet
support the work of our
at the Sexton's Tool
organization in preserving
House at the top of
this Pioneer Cemetery.
the Cemetery Road
A big thank you to Bill
for instructions as to
and Debbie Miller for
the area we will be
their wonderful May 14
working in, and to
Dianna Helmer pick up your tools and
presentation on "Coming
Home—The return of
supplies. Dress for the
Jacksonville's WWI dead after their three
project as you may get a little wet.
year burial in France.”
Thank you to all our volunteers who
Evening Cemetery Stroll, June 14,
attended our April 16, marker cleaning
6:30-8:00pm—Take an after-dinner
workshop and out-did themselves by
stroll with us and learn some of the
cleaning 25 markers, a very impressive
history of the Jacksonville Cemetery
number for sure.
and the various religious and fraternal
Check our website for additional
organizations that make up this 30-plus
details on these and all events and
acre Pioneer Cemetery. This month's
activities at: www.friendsjvillecemetery.org.
stroll will be through the Jewish and
Thank you for your continued support!
Catholic Sections and will be led by Ellen
Photos from the April 2016 marker
Martin and Pam Smith.
cleaning workshop by Mary Siedlecki.

Boosters Club News

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by Mike McClain, President

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What a Great Year!

T

his will be the last Review article
of the Boosters year as we go into
recess following our annual June
picnic. As such, I’d first like to send out a
sincere thank you to all who supported
or recent Historic Home and Garden
Tour. We had a record turnout for this
event, which utilized over 80 Boosters
and friends of the Jacksonville Boosters
as volunteers. A special thanks goes to
the Jacksonville Review for featuring our
tour on the front cover of the May issue
and continuing to be a big supporter of
the Boosters throughout the year.
Last month I wrote about two nonprofit organizations with which the
Boosters Club enjoys a cooperative
working relationship, namely the
“Jacksonville Garden Club” and
“Historic Jacksonville, Inc.” In this article
I’ll write about two other organizations
that the Boosters frequently work with,
“The Friends of the Jacksonville Historic
Cemetery” and “The Jacksonville
Chamber of Commerce.”
The Friends of the Jacksonville
Historic Cemetery (FOJHC) mission
is to restore, preserve, document and
safeguard our unique cemetery treasure
for future generations. The cemetery,
with over 30 utilized acres and 11 more
acres to be developed, requires a lot
of work in caring for and maintaining
the grounds. The cemetery Sexton,
Richard Shields and, his assistant, Eric
Villarreal, are allotted a limited number
of city staff hours per month when they
can do cemetery work, so volunteer
help is crucial and here FOJHC enters
the picture. For those of you who have
visited our cemetery you know it is
divided into a number of sections, such
as the Masonic, IOOF, Improved and
Independent Orders of Red Men, Jewish
and Catholic. These organizations are
responsible for maintaining their own
sections, but, with an increasingly older
membership in these organizations and in
the case of the Red Men no longer having
a state organization, Richard, Eric and a
host of volunteers take up the slack.
This “taking up the slack” includes a
number of scheduled cemetery workdays
a year when leaf blowing, pruning and
weeding take place. The latest one was
on May 21 with the intent of having the
cemetery looking its best for Memorial
Day. In addition, FOJHC volunteers do

cemetery marker restoration, focusing
on those that pose a safety risk such as
leaning monuments or ones that have
loose pieces on them. Yearly lessons
are given in the proper way to clean
a monument and, as a result, several
hundred grave markers have been cleaned.
In addition to maintenance needs,
FOJHC preserves the history of the
cemetery and those buried within its
grounds by hosting History Saturday
programs, individual group tours, the
very popular Meet the Pioneers program,
Tuesday evening cemetery strolls and
more. There is virtually no aspect of the
varied FOJHC program that Boosters
members do not help with or support as
the Historic Cemetery mission fits nicely
with the Boosters mission and, of course,
the President of FOJHC, Dirk Siedlecki, is
a long-time and active Boosters member.
For example, he recently ran the publicity
campaign for the Boosters Historic Home
and Garden Tour.
Another organization that the Boosters
have close ties to is the Jacksonville
Chamber of Commerce. Part of the
Chamber’s mission is to serve “as a
collaborative partner with the City and
community organizations to enhance a
strong sense of community and engender
the cooperative spirit of small town
life,” whereas the Boosters mission
is “to initiate and support activities
that advance the general welfare and
improvement of the City of Jacksonville.”
It is easy to see then how the activities of
these two organizations mesh, so when
it is time for the Chamber-sponsored
Victorian Christmas, the Boosters will
take a quiet but supportive role in
hanging greenery swags, serving as
marshals for the Victorian Christmas
parade, taking a weekend stint at pouring
cider and sponsoring Father Christmas.
While the Chinese New Year’s celebration
is not directly a Chamber project, both
the Boosters and the Chamber are
active in supporting it. For example, the
Chamber purchases the popular Chinese
lanterns, but they are hung by Boosters
members, and, traditionally, Boosters
serve as parade marshals for the Chinese
New Year parade. The Boosters Club
appreciates the 40-some Jacksonville
businesses that are members of Boosters
as well as the Chamber and have an
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busy month it has been.
Ausland Group, our
construction firm, and
Jacksonville Community Center hosted
the first of several open house events
May 9th to reveal the building plans
to the public. Nearly a hundred guests
attended the event. Members of various
local organizations and clubs, neighbors,
young parents with their children, City
staff, and business owners were among
those who attended. A highlight of
the event was the beautiful watercolor
painting by Anne Brooke (shown below)
of the future 4th Street entrance of the
expansion. Iris Sperry said, “Looking
at the painting, I could walk right in
through the doors.” It can be seen in the
Sampson House at 4th and Main Streets,
where many local organizations and
clubs have been meeting for years.
Some guests of the open house
directed questions to Kelsy Ausland,
President and Chief Engineer of Ausland
Group, land-use attorney Allen Harper,
and architect Scott Pigman. Others came
to see the building elevations and site

plans, and have a guided walk around
the property to get a feel of where the
expansion will sit on the property.
Jacksonville Community Center thanks all
of you who attended this energized evening.
We are pleased also to announce
passing the Planning Commission
Review May 11th. There are days in this
building process when I think of Neil
Armstrong, the first known astronaut
to step on the moon, when he said,
“One small step for man; a giant leap
for mankind.” That will be my feeling
when the expansion is complete and the
doors open for a greater variety and size
capacity for programs and events serving
Jacksonville’s community and visitors.
Watch for announcements for future
Open House events. To repeat an earlier
quote by Sue Miler, JCC volunteer
grant proposal writer, “… 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.”
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What Do We Mean by “Coordination of benefits?”

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by Steve Yungen & Jeff Blum, Jones & Associates

f you’ve been reading our monthly
column about Social Security, you
may have noticed the recurring
theme of “coordination of benefits.”
This phrase usually means coordination
of Social Security income with other
sources of retirement income, such as
IRA distributions, pensions and other
investment sources.
Coordination of benefits can mean
something else, too. A good example
might be with survivor benefits for a
spouse. Let’s assume that a husband and
wife are both receiving Social Security
benefits and the husband dies. With his
passing, the wife’s household income is
suddenly reduced. She is entitled to the
greater of the two Social Security benefits
(she can keep her own or choose to take
her deceased husband’s survivor benefit),
but she can only take one benefit where
there was once two.
With proper advanced planning,
both husband and wife, (or at least
the husband in this case) could have
purchased a life insurance policy when
they were perhaps younger, healthy,
and premiums were affordable. The life
insurance death benefit would provide
tax-free income, would be paid almost
immediately, and, depending on the
amount, be positioned to provide an
income stream through investment or an
annuity that could last the lifetime of the
surviving spouse, offsetting the loss of one
of the Social Security streams of income.
Life insurance can be a valuable
component in a retirement plan,
requiring a small investment now
(premium) in exchange for a large return
later (death benefit). A life insurance
death benefit will always benefit
someone, whether it will be a surviving
spouse, children or grandchildren.

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Social Security benefits stop when
the beneficiary dies. Like any successful
retirement income plan, advanced
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is required to make it work. Let us meet
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You are also welcome to attend one of
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by Paul Becker

Jacksonville Firewise Update

Change is Constant…Or is It?

M

y wife kept reminding me
about how I talked of writing
a column on aging, in other
words, growing older. I kept putting it off
but finally came to the conclusion that I'd
better write this now before she forgets to
remind me. (She's getting older, too.)
This idea came in large part because
in May we ran a film about that very
subject. It was a Hollywood motion
picture which no one ever heard of, either
when it was made or even today. The
title said it all... Make Way For Tomorrow, a
tale of an older couple losing their home
and now dependent on their children to
take care of them... children faced with
their own problems and concerns in their
daily lives. They are the next generation.
They are tomorrow.
The parents in this story would have
been born in what today is called the
“New Worlder’s” generation... 1871
to 1899. However, the story could fit
any generation, for today there are 3.5
million senior Americans in danger of
losing their homes, people behind on
their mortgage payments using up all the
equity in their homes. They are people,
for the large part, of my generation, the
“Silent Generation,” sometimes called
the “Lucky Few” generation, born
from 1929 to 1943. They were called
“silent” because they grew up during
the depression with the understanding
that only through their own personal
labor could they advance in life, having
learned that complaining about things
never provides bread on the table. It was
a generation that produced very few
politicians. Not a single U.S. President
came out of this group.
And again, they were lucky because
they just missed World War II and they
were the beneficiaries of one of the
greatest economic booms in American
history... the “golden fifties.” The only
requirement for a job was a desire to
work. It was a world full of opportunity
waiting for them as they came-of-age.
The “Lucky Few” were much fewer in
numbers than succeeding generations.
The Great Depression and World War
II discouraged people from having
children. 41 million babies were born in
the era of the “Lucky Few” whereas after

the “Greatest Generation” returned home
from the war, 78 million babies were
born. These were the “Baby Boomers,”
an astounding increase! That's what
happens when you bombard fighting
men for four years with pictures of Betty
Grable and Rita Hayworth.
The generational differences can be
stark. My mother was born in the “Hard
Timers” generation at the end of the 19th
century. Though given the right to vote
just as she came-of-age, she never did
exercise her hard-won right under the
19th Amendment. Today, there are few
who would understand this, but they
are six generations removed from hers…
a generation that never had much and
didn't expect much… especially living
through the Great Depression. Named
“Hard Timers,” they were tough because
they had to be. Ginger Rogers' mother
was one of these. When Lela Rogers
would hear poachers on Ginger's Upper
Rogue River property, she would pick
up her shotgun, track them down, and
personally deliver them to the sheriff.
I must add these women were not
weak. They would never fit the mold of
the "oppressed" woman so popular with
the politically correct genre of today. I
can describe my mother this way—woe
to the poor American Indian that would
attack HER in a wagon train on the way
to Oregon! As for Lela Rogers, her battles
with male Hollywood executives almost
always left them on the losing end. That's
what happens when mothers battle for
their daughters.
Since creation, the world has spun
on its axis year after year... and while it
has, men and women with constantly
changing beliefs adapt to ever-changing
conditions. In the end, the older
generation makes way for the next... and
that one for the next. Still it's odd how
some ideas never seem to change. To
quote the great Will Rogers,
I would love to see Mr. (Henry) Ford in
there, really. I don't know who started the
idea that a President must be a Politician
instead of a Businessman. A Politician can't
run any other kind of business. So there is no
reason why he can run the U.S. That's the
biggest single business in the world.
Now where have I heard that recently?

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

JACKSONVILLE CITY SCHEDULE
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, June 7, 6:00pm (OCH)
PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, June 8, 6:00pm (OCH)
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, June 21, 6:00pm (OCH) There will be a
PUBLIC HEARING on NEW CITY CHARTER at this meeting.
HARC: Wednesday, June 22, 6pm (OCH) CANCELED!

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

The National Fire Protection
Association’s Firewise program
is growing in Jacksonville. Recent
activities have included a landscape
debris collection day and neighborhood
educational gatherings.
In the Westmont area, on April 30,
seventeen people took part in the free
yard debris drop-off event and filled
two, 30-yard collection containers. In all,
thirty-four loads were collected that day.
The Westmont Firewise Board members
assisted along with volunteers from
Jacksonville Community Emergency
Response Team, Jacksonville Fire Chief
Devin Hull and a strong member of the
Oregon Department of Forestry with
his trusty chainsaw. By unloading and
recycling all plastic bags and cutting up
the long limbs, all the debris fit into the
two containers, which were provided at a
discount from Rogue Disposal.
May 5th brought a Cinco de Mayothemed neighborhood Firewise potluck in the Vineyard View community.
Residents gathered to discuss areas of
concern for their fire protection and
landscaping alterations that are more
fire-resistant than common junipers and
Leyland cypress. This group selected to
address a portion of their neighborhood
that had become overgrown and will be
working to clear excess vegetation prior
to the start of the fire season.

Gold Terrace neighbors gathered on
Sunday, May 15 for a Firewise “Street
Meet” to share information about the
program with newly-arrived residents
and discuss how they can make simple
changes around their houses to create
enhanced defensible space and help
protect each other’s homes.
These events were funded partially
through a grant provided to certified
Firewise neighborhoods.
Three other neighborhoods are ontrack to receive certification this year—
Hangman Way, Valley Lane and First
Street are in various stages of becoming
Firewise communities.
With grant funding available and
assistance by Oregon Department
of Forestry personnel, becoming a
certified Firewise neighborhood has
never been easier. All it takes is a
small group of residents willing to act
as board members and interest from
neighbors in creating and maintaining
defensible space around their homes.
The Jacksonville Firewise team would
like to help more neighborhoods
embrace this fire protective program that
enhances surroundings and provides
increased protection for everyone in our
Jacksonville community.
Please contact Jacksonville Fire or the
Firewise coordinator Michele Brown-Riding
at 541-787-7383 for more information.

WANT TO BE MORE INVOLVED WITH
OUR CITY?
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 are ready for pick-up with the City Recorder.
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
A consolidated report based on type of calls & number of incidences

April 20 to May 15, 2016
Call Type – Total Calls
911 Hang-Up - 1
Alarm - 3
Animal Complaint - 5
Assault - 1
Assist - Other Gov't/Law
Enforcement Agencies - 59
Assist Public - 27
Assist Medical - 5
Burglary - 1
City Ordinance - 9
Civil - 2
Contempt of Court - 1
Custody - Mental Hold - 1
Fraud - 1
House Check - 54

Larceny - Theft - 5
Liquor Law - 1
Missing Person - 1
Motor Vehicle Collision - 1
Noise - 2
Parking Complaint - 2
Property Lost/Found - 2
Sudden Death - 1
Suspicious - 8
Traffic/Roads - Other - 5
Trespass - 1
Unauthorized Entry in Motor
Vehicle - 12
Warrant 1

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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.
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by Erich & Matt Patten, Cutler Investment Group

n this month’s article we are
going to touch on one of our most
commonly asked questions, “What
should I do about my debt?” Debt can be
a seemingly-complex subject involving
your bank, your CPA, and your financial
advisor. Living in an uncertain world
may result in each of those entities
having a different viewpoint on what
should be done to most-effectively
position your assets. While we aren’t
experts on refinancing or taxes, we
frequently get asked whether a client’s
investment portfolio should be used to
pay down debt. You
might have guessed the
answer… It depends!
In Cutler’s view,
not all debt is created
equal. Some types of
debt, such as credit
card debt, carry very
high interest rates.
These high interest
rate instruments are
one variety of “bad” debt. Other types
of bad debt may not have the same high
level of interest rates, rather they are
tied to depreciating assets, such as RV’s
and boats. With bad debt, we always
advocate for debt reduction or at least
debt consolidation at a lower interest
rate. Credit cards should be paid off
each month, thus avoiding the accrual
of interest charges. With rates that can
exceed 20%, making minimum credit
card payments can be an easy way to
quickly make your repayment burden
unbearable. In regards to depreciating
assets, the value of the underlying
asset fails to maintain its value, thus
diminishing the ability to reduce your
“Loan-To-Value (LTV)” ratio over time.
Using proceeds from savings or an
investment portfolio may be the most
beneficial course of action then, as
opposed to taking on bad debt.
For years, many people have lived
by the adage that, “the only good debt
is no debt.” However, in today’s low
interest rate environment that may not
be universally true. Just as we pointed
out above that bad debt may have high
interest rates or a depreciating asset,
“good” debt then is debt at a low interest
rate and tied to an appreciating asset.
The easiest (and biggest) example is a
home mortgage. Generally speaking, real
estate has been an appreciating asset over

unofficial policy of promoting shopping
locally, as we believe and know that
a thriving business community only
enhances the Boosters mission and
projects.
As this is my last article for the
Jacksonville Review as President, I did not

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want to sign off without one last time
promoting the Jacksonville Boosters
Club. We have had a wonderful growth
in membership this year, but we will
always welcome new members.
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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
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time. With 30-year fixed rates under 4%,
the ability to borrow funds to purchase
an appreciating asset, such as a home,
should be a strong consideration amongst
any individual compiling a total portfolio
of wealth. Thus, whether an asset is
increasing or decreasing in value becomes
a central input into an investor’s decision.
“Should I pay off my mortgage with
my investment portfolio?” This is one of
the more common questions we receive.
From a purely financial standpoint, if the
interest rate is reasonably low, and the
return expectations from your investment
portfolio exceed the
rate of interest which
you pay, the short
answer is, “No. Do not
pay off your mortgage
with your investment
portfolio.” This is what
can be referred to as a
positive interest carry—
you are earning more in
portfolio returns than
you are paying out in interest expenses.
Plus, don’t forget about the mortgage
interest tax deduction each year! While
the financial decision of maintaining debt
is an important one, there is no price on
peace of mind. For some, this satisfaction
outweighs most financial considerations,
and in those circumstances the ability to
sleep easily at night trumps the potential
anguish of having the debt.
If the question of paying-off your
mortgage with your investment portfolio
is still far-fetched at this point, take
comfort in the notion that not all debt is
bad. In fact it is a necessary component
of simultaneously buying a home and
saving for retirement. For most, this is the
only tangible way to accomplish both of
those goals.
Matthew Patten is CEO and Investment
Portfolio Manager. He is a graduate of
Jacksonville Elementary School and South
Medford High School. Matt earned BA
degrees in Economics and Environmental
Geo-Sciences from Boston College and a
MBA from the University of Chicago.
Erich Patten is President and Chief
Investment Officer. He is a graduate of
Jacksonville Elementary School and South
Medford High School. Erich earned a BS
in Economics from the Wharton School,
University of Pennsylvania, and a Masters in
Public Policy from the University of Chicago.
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Many Steps in Purchasing a Home
by Sandy J. Brown

O

nce you make an offer on
a home and your offer gets
accepted, many people think
there is not much more to it and that the
home is virtually theirs. But hang on,
there’s a lot more left before you own
that home! Since we’re at the start of the
home buying season, I wanted to use this
article to explain the steps of what goes
on in a typical transaction for a buyer
purchasing a home.
1. At this point, you’ve already met
with a mortgage lender so you know
what you can qualify for (unless you
are making a cash purchase), you’ve
found the home you want to buy,
and your offer has been accepted.
You are now in escrow!
2. Escrow is opened with a title
company. Your real estate broker
opens escrow by sending a copy of the
sales contract and addendums to the
title company, as well as the lender (if
applicable) and you (the buyers).
3. Your broker will take your earnest
money check and either deposit
it into their client trust account
or directly to the title company,
depending on the length of escrow
and the real estate office protocol.
4. If this is a cash purchase, you
provide your broker proof of
sufficient funds. If you are obtaining
a loan, you typically have 3 business
days to formally apply for the loan.
5. Your broker will order any
inspections that you requested
in the inspection addendum. This
most commonly includes a home
inspection, pest report, and in rural
areas, pumping of the septic tank and
septic inspection, as well as a well
flow report and water quality testing.
6. Your broker goes to all inspections
and reviews the reports with you.
Based upon the results of the

inspections, further negotiations and/
or repairs (repair addendum) may
be necessary between you and the
seller. Copies of any addendums
need to be provided to the title
company and lender, if applicable.
Once any requested repairs have
been completed, your broker either
requests receipts of the repairs and/
or may inspect the repairs with you.
7. A seller disclosure form, in which
the seller discloses any known issues
about the property, is provided. You
typically have 5 business days to
review the seller disclosure and find
it to your satisfaction.
8. A preliminary title report will be
ordered by the title company. Once
the title report is received, you
typically have 5 business days to
review and determine if you find the
report to your satisfaction.
9. If you are obtaining a loan for the
purchase, your lender orders an
appraisal of the property.
10. Once these items have been
satisfactorily completed, your
broker will remind you to look into
obtaining homeowner’s insurance.
11. If not already completed, your
broker will transfer your earnest
money to the title company.
12. Once all repairs are completed and all
parties are ready to close, your broker
prepares a receipt of reports and
removal of contingencies for signature.
13. Your broker works with the title
company and lender to coordinate
the timing of closing.
14. Your broker will provide you with a
list of utility numbers so you can set
up utilities in your name upon closing.
15. Your broker shall review the
estimated settlement statement and
let you know how much money is
required to close.
16. Your broker goes with you to the
title company while you sign your
closing documents.
17. Once the property records into your
name, your broker contacts you
about the transfer of ownership. Your
broker also arranges to get you keys
to the property.
Congratulations…You are now a
homeowner!
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.

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• 4 br/4 ba w/ potential for 2 master suites
• Great room w/ 25 foot ceilings
• Massive river rock fireplace
• Chef’s custom kitchen w/ commercial range &
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• Master suite w/ den, private deck, cedar walk-in
• 3 stall barn w/ auto waterers and fenced acreage
• In ground Pool w/ slide, diving board & waterfall, hot tub,
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• Potential 2 Family Set Up
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Planning is Key to Success
by Brad Bennington, Executive Officer, SOBA
Most of us remember those last days of
school where the daily battle was being
waged for our attention. The teacher’s
argument was compelling: if you don’t
get good grades on your finals, you’re
going to be having an uncomfortable
conversation with your parents. And,
worst case, you’ll be taking that grade
over again. But the temptation was
inescapable and even more compelling;
which is what we would do when we
weren’t locked-up in school and could do
anything we wanted from dawn to a very
distant dusk every day. Day dreams were
never far away during those last days of
school each spring as we counted down
the days to freedom.
We still have the dreams of summer
today don’t we? Only now, instead of
running through the grass, we’re planting
(and then mowing) the grass. Instead of
skipping rocks across the pond, we’re
placing the landscape rocks around the
koi pond. Instead of riding our bikes out
to the river to go fishing, we’re…well,
we’re driving our SUVs to go fishing.
Late spring and early summer is a
wonderful time to get everything ready
to go for the summer season just around
the corner. For any construction on
homes or out-buildings on your agenda,
the word to remember is “Planning.” You
don’t have to look far to see how much

work is already underway. In our market,
we have a shortage of skilled workers
and contractors that isn’t getting better
any time soon. What that means, is that
the farther you plan ahead, the better the
outcome is going to be for your project.
I recommend at least 60 days. Yes, 60
days for even small jobs. Believe it or not,
scheduling the work you want to do, two
months in advance is your best chance
of getting the people you want to deliver
the kind of job you want. If your work
requires Planning Department approval
or a building permit, you’ll probably
need even more time. The main thing
is, as soon as you know what you want
to do, start planning and realize that
it’s likely to take longer than you think.
Planning at least two months ahead
will make you, your contractors and the
neighbors a lot happier. You will also
be more likely to have the outcome you
wanted, which is why you’re willing to go
through all this in the first place. Spring
planning will bring Summer success. Call
us here at SOBA if we can help… that
what’s we’re here for. And don’t forget to
go fishing at least once in a while.
To your success,
Brad Bennington, Executive Officer
Southern Oregon Builders Association
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Let's Talk Real Estate

by Graham Farran, Expert Properties
The Quiet Roar!

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215 South 4th Street, Jacksonville, OR
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just left a private tour of the
historic 1100-seat Holly Theater
in Medford and I couldn’t help to
think how this area has grown and what
an amazing combination of live theater,
wineries and outdoor activities we offer.
No wonder we were just voted one of
the “10 Best Wine Travel Destinations
in the World” * by Wine Enthusiast
magazine and Jacksonville was written
up in Smithsonian magazine as one of
the “Top Small
Towns to Visit.” *
Southern Oregon
has a deafening
roar from the
sounds of growth.
It's an energy that
wasn't here before:
our Valley is alive
with growth!
Local businesses
are growing and
national businesses
are moving in. Listen
to the roar, do you
hear it? From new subdivisions to new
vineyards, from new retailers to new
restaurants, are we the newest up-andcoming place to live? It’s amazing if you
add it all up and look at everything going
on in our small valley!
Retailers, Restaurants & Commerce—I
watch in amazement at the influx of
new businesses and additional locations
of existing businesses as they multiply
in our Valley. What do they know?
What growth studies are they privy
to? HomeGoods, In & Out, Five Guys,
Dick’s Sporting Goods, Field & Stream,
Forever 21, a new Starbucks by Rogue
Regional Medical Center…and Costco
is getting ready to build a larger store
in Central Point. Recently, we saw the
reopening of the train between California
and Oregon through the Siskiyou tunnel,
and Timber Products break ground on
a new plant next to the current plant in
Medford. Local businesses are expanding
with BeerWorks coming to Jacksonville,
Immortal Spirits opening in Medford,
the Point Restaurant opening a second
location in Medford, Rogue Federal
doubling the size of their headquarters,
Garrison’s Furniture opening in Phoenix,
and our own WillowCreek Jacksonville
doubling its size in Jacksonville.
Tourism & Wine—Jim Belushi is
bringing a great deal of notoriety to our
valley as well as raising money for the
Holly Theater and the rebuilding of Butte
Creek Mill, but our wine industry is our
true new ambassador. It’s amazing to me
to think that Wine Enthusiast magazine
voted Southern Oregon as one of the
“10 Best Wine Travel Destinations in
the World.” Yes, top 10, in the “World!”
For those who live outside of Southern
Oregon, we were once known for our
Shakespeare Festival, Britt Festival,
Crater Lake and the Rogue River; but
now, wine steals the show. On the
backroads of the Rogue Valley and in
the Applegate Valley, you can see stretch
limos, Jubilee Trolley, Bravo Excursions
and Wine Hopper bringing tourists and
locals to over 40 wineries. The wine scene
is expanding everyday with DANCIN
planting new vineyards along South
Stage, 2Hawk building a 14,000 square

foot Winery and Del Rio adding 175 acres
of grapes. We have seen Naumes, known
for growing pears, plant rows and rows
of grapes extending from the far side of
Carpenter Hill to Pioneer Road and we
have seen North Applegate Road get
planted in grapes from the township of
Applegate past Kubuli Road and around
the corner. One of the newest kids on the
block, Belle Fiore Winery, is something
straight out of Napa with its multistory, ornate
production
facility of
20,000 square
feet, beautiful
Italian-style
construction,
lots of inside and
outside seating
and a ballroom.
The surprise is
that it’s packed
on the weekends
and after work.
Rogue Valley
International Airport is experiencing
record traffic and the City of Medford has
allocated funds for a feasibility study to
build a convention center. “Build it and
they will come.”
Homes & More Homes—Never is
the roar so evident as the sights and
sounds coming from Caterpillar tractors
preparing new subdivisions in hopes
of keeping up with the demand. We
have seen the median price of a home
in Jackson County increase by 55.6%
over the last five years. Buyers are
flocking back to the market in higher
numbers since 2005. Driven by years
of recession, low interest rates and a
growing population in both numbers
and age, we are currently experiencing
a lack of housing resulting in a boom in
construction. Neighborhoods are now
buzzing with big trucks, contractors,
and homes popping-up seemingly
overnight. In Ashland, Verde Village,
near the dog park, is moving forward on
a development of 53 homes. In Medford,
they have started Stewart Meadows
subdivision between Stewart and
Garfield and continuing from the golf
course down to Hwy 99. What was once
the Cedar Links golf course is now being
developed after years of delay and the
east side of North Phoenix Road is dotted
with new homes rising from the ground.
Even Jacksonville is about to see the old
dump acreage developed into 2.0+ acre
lots, on First Street off of South Oregon
Street is Timber Ridge Estates with 21
lots and on Third Street is Andrews Place
with 15 lots. Add to all of this the “Green
Rush” where irrigated farm land is being
gobbled up by newly-licensed Cannabis
growers and the Quiet Roar is not so quiet.
So the next time you drive by the Holly
Theater, just smile and think about how
it’s a small part of the excitement coming
to our valley and just the beginning of the
Quiet Roar.
*See the entire article on our blog at
expertprops.com/blog/.
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.

Next Medford Food Project
Jacksonville Pickup Day:
Saturday, June 11th
(Always the 2nd Saturday of even-numbered months.)
Please contact Jerrine Rowley at 541-702-2223 or
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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. New Roof being installed.

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
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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.

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$334,500

$75,000

1916 Hybiscus Street, Medford

Upper Applegate Rd • 5 acres • Jacksonville

Walker Creek Road

Nicely updated one level home in E. Medford. Fresh paint, all new
flooring and kitchen counter tops. Fireplace in living room, spacious
family room and a fenced back yard.

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.

$229,000

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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.

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Taking a Trolley Tour is one of the best ways to see and explore Historic Jacksonville and
learn some fun history and facts. Tours depart 5 times a day from the Beekman Bank
located on the corner of California and Third Streets at 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm,
and 3:00pm. The fare is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for kids 6-12, and free for those under 6.

Jacksonville Art Events
June 2016!
Art Presence Art Center!
Celebrate!!

June 3–July 31: Art Presence Art
Center enters the summer holiday
season with a show to celebrate!
Come to the gallery and review our
Celebrate! show, June 3 through July
31. Celebrate the advent of summer
with the artists of Art Presence at a
reception on Saturday, June 4 from
12–3 pm. !
Left: “Zinnias,” by Charlotte Wirfs

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Life Drawing Studio!

Art Presence Art Center’s Life
Drawing Studio breaks for a
summer hiatus this month. We will
resume Monday life drawing
sessions in September.
!

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Art Presence Offsite Exhibits:!
Pioneer Village: “A Retrospective” Elaine Witteveen!
Final exhibition of works by the late Elaine Witteveen
continues through August 19.!

Jacksonville Library: “Photos
and Sketches and Apps” by
Nancy Bardos!
Exhibit of unique and colorful
iPhoneography by Nancy
Bardos continues through
August 10.
!

Left: “RollerRabbit in Havana,”
Nancy Bardos!

!
Medford Library:
“Egyptian Mythology”
Paintings by Zoe West!
Feast your eyes on Zoe’s
acrylic paintings, with
humorous and colorful
insights on our humanity,
“Egyptian Mythology,” Zoe West!
now through August!
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!

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June 1–30:
!
Watercolors by Catherine Anderson, AWS !

Catherine
Anderson moved
from Maine to
Jacksonville last
spring with her
husband, four
dogs, two cats,
hundreds of
paintings and a
lifetime collection
of art supplies! This
master watercolor
“Water Hole,” by Catherine Anderson painter redefines
the art of “glazing”: using hundreds of transparent
washes, she creates misty landscapes & foggy seascapes,
in addition to pet portraits, florals, food and architectural
works. Her style ranges from realism to impressionist,
and her best known and awarded subjects include
grapevines, vineyards, and black & white cows. Her winerelated paintings, though set in California, might interest
local winemakers in commissioning a “portrait” of their
own vineyard or tasting room. Anderson’s paintings are
collected by high-profile names such as Steven Spielberg,
and have earned her the distinction of several national
signature memberships, including her “letters” from the
American Watercolor Society. We are fortunate to have
this nationally recognized talent joining the southern
Oregon art community! www.catherineanderson.net.!
165 South Oregon Street ~ 541-899-8740!

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• Thursdays, 4:00-7:00pm thursday Evenings
at hanley farm. Learn to grow food the
simple way. p 10

• Saturday, June 11, 10:00am-4:00pm: aauw
garden tour. p 22

• Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm: "rock the river"
beach concert series at red lily
vineyards. See schedule p 12
• Friday-Monday, 11:00am-4:00pm: beekman
bank "behind the counter" tours.
Through September 5, 2016. p 8.
• saturday mornings at shooting
star nursery. p 22.
• Sundays, June 5-October 16, 10:00am-2:00pm:
jacksonville farmers market,
Historic Courthouse Grounds. p 23.
!

• Sunday & Monday, May 29 & 30, 11:00am-3:00pm:
memorial day meet & greet in
jacksonville cemetery. p 10
• June 2-11: Medford Beer Week. p5
• Saturday, June 4, 10:00am: cantrall
buckley park playground
dedication. p 27
• Saturday, June 4, noon-4:00pm: taste of
summer, Downtown Jacksonville. p 35
• Sunday, June 5, noon-6:00pm: southern
oregon grape fair, Talent. p 33
• Saturday, June 11: food project pickup
day, Jacksonville. p 16

• Tuesday, June 14, 6:30-8:00pm: EVENING
cemetery STROLL. p 10
• Friday, June 17, 7:00pm: movie night at
old city hall, "God is my Co-Pilot." p 21
• Saturday, June 18, noon-4:00pm: history
saturday at beekman house,
"Victorian Hobbies & Crafts." p 8
• Saturday, June 18, 9:00am-noon: cemetery
marker cleaning and workshop. p 10
• Sunday, June 19: FATHER'S day!
• Sunday, June 19, noon-5:00pm: wines &
wheels fundraiser, benefiting Canine
Angels, Schmidt Family Vineyards. p 5
• Friday-Sunday, June 24-26: southern
oregon lavender festival. p 25
• Saturday, June 25, Noon, 1:30pm & 3:00pm:
beekman house living history,
"Time Travel to 1932!" p 8
• Saturday, June 25. 6:00-9:00pm: APPLEGATER
FUNDRAISER SUMMER SOIREE, with the
Evening Shades at Schmidt Family Vineyards. p 4
• Saturday-Monday, July 9-11: storytelling
guild's annual children's
festival, Britt Festival Grounds. p 26

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• Saturday, June 11, 10:00-11:30am: history
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cemetery, "The Chinese: Their Role in Jacksonville's
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Now–June 30: !
“Bountiful Harvest”
Paintings by Betty LaDuke!

Betty LaDuke’s show continues.
This beloved artist’s rich and
prolific career has spanned over
six decades since her first solo
show. Her bright and cheerful
paintings bear the influence of
the cultures she has encountered
in her travels around the world,
celebrating life, the earth, and
those who labor with it.
www.bettyladuke.com. ! !

• Last Tuesday of the month, 11:00am-Noon:
Live Music at Food & Friends. Meals
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A Cup of Conversation
by Michael Kell

2016–2017 Season
Jennifer Frautschi, violin

Frankenstein

W

hen good is called evil and
evil is called good, moral
relevancy is replaced by
something else. In the 21st century, it
is political correctness. Free speech in
the public arena is now about silencing
speech. That's pretty warped but nothing
novel. The free press has lost its way. The
once independent, junk yard watchdog
keeping the wealthy and powerful in
check, is now a noisy lap pet of the
ideologue class. That's a recipe for
fascism. In fact, it's been simmering for a
generation now and
ready to be served.
Speaking of dogs
and twisted politics,
a man came into
one of the stores
recently with a large
service dog. The
animal was so big,
it's high wagging
tail and exposed
backside was at
face level of seated
patrons as the man
searched for a place to land his canine
Airbus. The pet owner noticed his dog's
tail was whacking adults in the shoulder
and children in the face not to mention
the broad brush strokes across plates of
food and cups of coffee. He attempted
to mitigate the damage by holding the
animal's tail as it passed by table to table.
It was something you'd see in a movie,
written and directed for a laugh but no
one was laughing. At first glance, the pet
owner was not outwardly disabled and
certainly not blind. After my initial shock
over the nerve of someone so indifferent
to another's personal space or property, I
approached him and said the dog was too
large for this crowded space. His response
told me a couple things. One, he wasn't
speech or hearing impaired either, by any
stretch of the imagination, and it wasn't the
first time someone called him out on his
dog-horse in a food-serving establishment.
After listening to a well-rehearsed
offensive on his rights both federal and
state, including threat of lawsuit, fines
and my impending imprisonment, I
simply asked him if he was for real. The
look on his face told me everything I
needed to know. He was for real and
this was his world now. Along with the
loss of free speech is a massive erosion of
traditional property and privacy rights.
I’m a dog lover but not everyone is and
most do not want to dine next to a dog
licking its chops and other parts.
For the record, we honored the
service dog idea even before the force
of law and our patrons certainly make

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compassionate allowance. The problem
is the exploitation by a minority few to
move unrestricted in public areas with
their pets. There are psychiatric and other
medical disabilities not necessary visible
to the untrained eye a trained dog can
service but how does one differentiate
between legitimate need and the vastly
more common emotional comfort dog
NOT covered under the law? The same
law prohibits asking for documentation
or the reason for the dog. Maybe the
large animal here was legitimate but this
particular fellow
(every merchant’s
nightmare)
understood his
new right to take
the pet anywhere
now trumped
traditional
rights to protect
property or
patronage. In
addition, he
knew it is now
enforced at
the point of a gun (federal law). That's
breathtaking but just a small sign of a
much larger issue.
Recently Mary and I traveled south for
Mother’s Day and stopped for dinner at
a nice restaurant. We were seated next to
a man in a booth with his Pit Bull sitting
upright on the booth-bench alongside the
owner. We heard the man order a steak
for himself and a cheeseburger for the
dog. After a few minutes, the dog jumped
down and put his face in my lap looking
for something to nibble on. Needless to
say, our dining experience was paid for
by a completely flabbergasted restaurant
manager who was paralyzed with fear
and indecision. That is just wrong.
So the discourse continues to coarsen
as the election season darkens the
horizon. People are choosing vastly
polarizing extremes to represent them
in ways adversely affecting everyone
else. The balance of power has shifted
from the reasonably well-lit center to
the darker unknown, unsustainable and
unpredictable. Frankensteins and Brides
of Frankensteins are created in this kind
of cultural laboratory. A storm of epic
proportions is here and when it's over,
freedom's landscape of the sane will be
gone. The new service dog law will be
just a tiny flea on the back of a raging
monster. Are we ready?
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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The Medford branch of American
Association of University Women
(AAUW) will hold its 8th annual
Garden Tour from 10:00am to 4:00pm on
Saturday, June 11, featuring properties in
Central Point and Medford. The cost for
the self-guided tour is $15 per ticket, with
all proceeds going to local scholarships
for women and girls. Tickets may be
purchased at Blue Door Garden Store in
Jacksonville, any Grange Co-op stores,
Caprice Vineyards and at the gardens on
the day of the tour.
The tour will showcase Chris and Gary
Pellett’s incredible property at 972 Old
Stage Road in Central Point. Visitors can
begin by exploring the area around the
house where the owners have created a
“xeriscaping garden,” requiring minimal
to no water, with both native plants and
Mediterranean plants suited to our mild
winters and hot dry summers. Emphasis
is given to varying shades of foliage
colors combined with colorful flowering
perennials. The site is designated as a
“Bee Friendly Farm,” and all efforts are
made to provide a safe and productive
place for pollinators. Also of interest
are the acres of brilliantly-colored rose
varieties. In 2003, the Pelletts founded
Newflora, LLC as the exclusive agent
for Kordes Roses in the US and Canada.
On their property, approximately
2200 cultivars go through extensive,
multi-year field trials. The Pelletts are
committed to propagating no-spray,

disease-resistant roses with all trials
conducted without fungicides. Locals
rave about their Old Stage Farmstand
selling organic peaches, nectarines,
apples and plums each summer.
Additional gardens on the tour include:
• Prince Garden, Medford. This
gorgeous garden offers a profusion
of colorful hanging baskets plus
whimsical artistic details and a
restful Koi pond.
• Hunt Garden, Medford. A special
jewel, carefully planned and planted
with everything imaginable (from
food to flowers) in a compact space.
• Holmes Mansion Garden, Medford.
One-of-a-kind, historic, gated,
private estate displays gorgeous
perennials and flowering trees.
(Hospitality Site.)
• Leever Garden, Medford. Vistas of
the Rogue Valley encircle this diverse
acreage that supports native plants
and pollinators; hosting a Monarch
Way Station.
• Caprice Vineyards, right next door
to the Pellett property, will provide
wine and food (for purchase) and an
opportunity to browse their Rolling
Hills Alpaca Farm and Boutique.
Peruvian Point food truck will be onsite for the event. (Open to the Public
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Evening Hours in June—Thursdays we
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evening of plants, wine, and sunsets.
*June 4th, The Birds and the Bees:
Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden—
Flowers rich in pollen and nectar and
their resulting seed-heads are important
sources of food that must be present yearround to sustain a healthy population
of pollinators. Come learn about what
specific perennials, grasses, shrubs, and
even trees our flying friends adore to
keep your garden buzzing with activity
throughout the seasons. Plus, we will
have several forms of Milkweed available
to insure those Monarch butterflies will
be visiting your yard. Landscapers: this
class qualifies for 2 hours of CEH credit.
Registration fee $10, receive free perennial.
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from our resident horticulturist, Erik,
on how to create more of your favorite
perennials. June and July are good
months to use techniques such as
cuttings, layering, and divisions. This
will be a hands-on class where you
will come away with many new skills
and some new plants to bring home!
Registration fee $10, kids free with
adult, receive free perennial.
All classes begin at 10:00am and are
located at the nursery unless indicated
otherwise, space is limited so please be sure
to register for classes. During classes there
will also be a sandbox, treasure hunt, and
some kid-friendly activities (children are still
under parents supervision) as well as hot coffee
and refreshments. *Denotes kid friendly class,
bring your age-appropriate child for no charge.
Shooting Star Nursery is located at 3223
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The Weed Wrangler

The Literary Gardender
by Rhonda Nowak

by Bob Budesa

Capture the Magic of Growing
Container Garden Crops

Public Enemy #1!

P

uncturevine, aka goathead,
(Tribulus terrestris) has been a
problem weed in many locations
for a long time. This is a plant that we
should all be aware of, and do everything
we can to get rid of it. Puncturevine is a
tap-rooted annual, with small, 5-petaled
yellow flowers, and small, hairy opposite
leaves. Its tendrils can reach 10’ in length!
It produces “thorned” seeds, which when
mature will split into smaller segments.
The thorns dry to iron hardness, and can
be transported in tires, feet, shoes, etc.

Here’s a few tips to share that may
help get rid of it!
1. Learn to recognize this plant
early. Most plants grow to maturity,
produce flowers and seeds, and then
die. This plant starts producing seeds
almost immediately after germination!
Recognizing it and killing it before seed
production is crucial in gaining control.
2. Use the right tool at the right time.
At seedling stage, this plant can be
easily controlled by cutting the taproot,
spraying, burning, even pouring boiling
water on it! Once it starts producing

seeds, those methods no longer apply.
The only method for true control now is
to sever the taproot, and bag the plant.
Here’s why—you can spray the plant
and kill it, but the seeds will still remain
on the ground, and will still germinate!
You’ve killed 1 plant, but 1,000’s will
grow in the years to come!
3. If the plants you’re dealing with
have produced seed, don’t drive there!
If and when it’s safe, get the propane
burner out and scorch the area. Even if
you don’t kill the seeds, you’ll burn off
the spines, thereby removing it’s
method of transportation.
On June 16th, in the
Jacksonville cemetery, the
Jackson county Cooperative
Weed Management group will
be hosting the 5th Annual
“Let’s Pull Together” event,
and everyone is invited! Local
weed experts will help you
identify young yellow starthistle,
Scotch broom, and possibly
puncturevine plants. You’ll pull
a few weeds (in your new, free “Let’s
Pull Together t-shirt), visit with friends
new and old, and then enjoy a free BBQ.
Botanists and weed experts from various
agencies and groups will be on-hand to
answer questions pertaining to unwanted
plant pests. I know you’ll enjoy
yourselves, so please stop by. Many
handouts will be available. For more
information, please call 541-776-4270 x: 3
or markie.germer@jswcd.org.
Questions—please give me a call at
(541)326-2549, or write me at bob_budesa@
yahoo.com.

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hen I was a little girl, I
created a sitting area inside
my closet and filled it with
pillows, a lamp, books and toys. I called
it my “roo”—not quite a room—and
I spent many happy hours enjoying
the privacy of this small space. Today,
I still enjoy the coziness of small
spaces, which perhaps is one reason
I am drawn to container gardening. I
especially delight in growing edible
crops in containers, and I’ve learned
that doing so offers several benefits.
Of course, the major advantage of
gardening in pots is providing a place to
grow food for would-be gardeners with
limited space. In addition, people with
soil that is not conducive to growing
produce don’t have to lug-in a lot of
amendments or topsoil for raised beds.
Containers can be moved around to
suit the needs of the plants, and even
brought indoors during cold nights and
for overwintering tender perennials.
Also, gardening
in pots reduces
the need for
weeding, and
helps prevent
plant diseases
and insect
infestations.
I particularly
enjoy the
challenges of
maximiming a
small space for
growing food.
What’s more,
interspersing
brightly-colored
containers at varying heights among my
raised beds adds color and interest to
my garden.
On the other hand, container crops
dry-out faster and need more frequent
watering. Although automatic drip
systems can be rigged-up for pots, hand
watering is the preferred method, and
this takes consistent effort. Time must
also be spent on upkeep so plants don’t
become unruly and overgrown in the pot.
Container crops do best in a pot
that is at least 12” deep and 24-30” in
diameter. I like to use a half-whiskey
barrel or similarly-sized pot. Darkcolored containers absorb more heat
than white or tan pots; however, I line
all of my container gardens with coconut
coir or pulp fiber liners to protect the
plants’ roots from burning on hot days.
Containers should have holes in the
bottom, and I’ve found it increases

drainage to raise the pots about an inch
off the ground.
A nutrient-rich potting medium is
essential for healthy container crops.
I’ve had success with a mixture of
peat moss/coconut coir, compost,
soil- building conditioner and perlite,
to which I add 2 tablespoons of rock
phosphate per five gallons of medium.
After planting, I mulch with 1-2 inches
of more conditioner or coconut coir.
Compost in the potting medium breaks
down slowly, adding nutrients to the
soil throughout the growing season. In
addition, I use a balanced fertilizer once
a month during watering.
The best plants for container gardens
are compact or bush-type berries, herbs
and vegetables, as well as plants that
grow vertically and can be trellised for
support. My favorite container gardens
are companion plantings in which I
combine food crops that grow well
together and even provide benefits. For
example,
legumes
such as
beans and
peas are
nitrogen
fixers,
which
support
healthy
tomatoes;
garlic
enhances
flavorful
oils in herb
leaves;
and sweet
basil protects its companion plants from
aphids and mites. See my blog for more
ideas about “potted pals” combinations.
One of the books I remember reading
in my “roo” as a child was “The Secret
Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Of course, I completely understood the
enchantment of a secret hideaway that
“seemed almost like being shut out of
the world in some fairy place.” I think
container gardening captures some of
that same magic because it involves
creating something wonderful in a small
space. I hope you’ll make “roo” for it in
your gardening life.
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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Understanding the Essence of Essential Oils
by John Rinaldi Jr., Lavender Fields Forever

Essential oils. We hear about them
more and more these days and find them
in many more stores than ever before. But
what is an essential oil, how is it made
and what are they used for?
Without getting too “sciency” or
technical, an essential oil is the extracted
volatile organic compounds of certain
flowers, leaves, even resins (sap) from
an amazing variety of plants. These
natural extracts provide the fragrances of
perfumes, incenses, soaps, lotions, and
yes, even medicines. There are differing
methods of extracting these “essences,”
ranging from steam distillations to the
exotic and ancient (though still used
today) effleurage process used to extract
the most fragile of essences from the
most delicate of flowers such as roses,
violets, the finest jasmines, and so many
more. However, by far the most common
extraction is steam distillation and that’s
what we’ll talk
about here.
Steam distillation
involves boiling
water and passing
the steam through
a vessel packed
with flowers since
that’s usually
where the most
oil is produced.
The steam is hot
enough to turn the
oil into a vapor
too and together
they are then
funneled into a
cooling apparatus where they condense
back into liquids. The essential oil,
being lighter than the distilled water
rises to the top and is then collected. It
is a process whose origin is unknown
but was described by Aristotle circa 350
BC. The process was well known to the
people of ancient Egypt, Greece, etc. Fast
forward several centuries and the process
is still the same, but the equipment has
been vastly improved. Where once the
stills were made of clay vessels, they
eventually were fashioned from copper,
which is still in wide use today.
As a lavender farmer in the Applegate
Valley, we grow several varieties
that are not only well-suited to our
Mediterranean climate, but also produce
exceptional essential oils. We use a still
with a high-efficiency stainless steel
boiler. Our cooling tower has cold water
circulating around the copper coils to
condense the oil back into a liquid as
rapidly as possible to avoid “cooking”
it any longer than necessary to avoid
certain unfavorable aromatic “notes”
and the likely diminished therapeutic
qualities of the essential oil.
Since I just mentioned the word
“therapeutic,” this is probably a good
time to talk about some of the uses of
essential oils. In general, when you take
a sip of tea, especially herbal tea, the
majority of the therapeutic quality is
attained from the essential oil extracted
from it. In the case of essential oils
though, they are by their very nature
extremely concentrated and therefore
used either very sparingly or not at all
internally. There are however, many
topical uses for essential oils and in

the case of lavender, there have been
countless references to its therapeutic
value documented in herbals over the
last several hundred years. But, there
is revived interest in lavender oil as
evidenced by some recent studies. One
study I found most interesting was
conducted in 2007 Meikai University
School of Dentistry in Japan. Wondering
how to allay the fears, tensions, and
sometimes extreme anxieties that many
dental patients experience, participants
were placed in a room with the aroma
of lavender essential oil. The researchers
found that those participants experienced
reduced levels of Cortisol (the stress
hormone) in their saliva as opposed to
the participants that were placed in a
room without it. But that’s not all! The
researchers found that the same subjects
also displayed increased production
of Free Radical Scavenging Agents—
which are those
little molecules
travelling through
the blood stream
hunting and
eliminating
harmful, often
called “cancer
causing,” freeradicals, acting as
an anti-oxidant,
akin to Vitamin C
or Vitamin E. This
study also helps
us understand
why lavender has
for so long been
considered calming. Indeed, in another
study, this one at a University in the
Netherlands, scientists found, through
a series of cognitive tests, a positive
correlation between lavender aroma
and interpersonal trust—most likely the
result of its calming and positive effect
on the mood.
In order to know whether an essential
oil possesses the compounds known to
be therapeutic, it is important to have
a laboratory identify the presence and
extent of such compounds. Although
there is no formal regulatory standard in
the USA for “therapeutic grade” essential
oils, the results of analyses on the
lavender essential oil we produce scores
high for those compounds.
There are countless aromatic plants
that we can extract and use their
potent and effective essences through
distillation, not only for simple pleasure,
but for our health as well. It is a process
that has been around for centuries and
is on the surface is rather basic, but as
a distiller myself, I find that the art of
producing delightful and high quality
essential oil takes finesse and a constant
attention to detail.
John Rinaldi Jr., along with his wife
Bonnie, operate Lavender Fields Forever—a
seasonal u-pick lavender farm, farm store,
and distillery. They are open Friday-Sunday
throughout the summer. They are part of the
Southern Oregon Lavender Trail, consisting
of three lavender farms and a lavender
nursery located in the Applegate Valley.
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Storytelling Guild's 50th-Annual
Children's Festival is July 9-11

American Association of University
The Storytelling Guild is excited to
Women planned for that second year.
present the 50th-Annual Children’s
The second festival drew 2,000
Festival! This fun and historic event will
children. The third, 4,000 and by 1981,
be held July 9-11, 2016 at the beautiful
Britt Gardens in Jacksonville. For
the Children’s Festival was attracting
15,000 visitors!
many years, the festival
2016 Children's Festival:
At this year’s festival,
has provided fun-filled
Saturday, July 9th, 4:30- 8:30pm children and adults will
summer days of affordable
entertainment for the entire
Sunday, July 10th, 4:30-8:30pm enjoy over 35 booths
family. The theme this year Monday, July 11, 9:30am-1:30pm with hands-on arts, crafts
and science projects. All
is, “Fairy Tales across the
activities are included with the price of
Ages” and will celebrate the rich history
admission! Older children will enjoy
and magic that this festival has brought
activities such as: candle making, pottery
to the Rogue Valley for generations.
and wood working, while younger
The first Children’s Festival was in
children will have a chance to make their
1967 and began as a small storytelling
own puppet, sand and easel art, and
program, billed as: “A Child’s Fun
have their faces painted. In addition to
‘N Fantasy Afternoon” and was held
our fun hands-on projects, you can sit
under the trees at Britt Gardens in
Jacksonville. The turnout for this oneback and enjoy storytelling, child-focused
entertainment and stage performances.
day event was so tremendous, 200
Admission is $3 per person per day
children, that it was repeated the next
for adults and children. Food is available
day for another 300 children!
for purchase inside the festival at our
It was apparent that this was an
yummy Dragon Deli. Our goal has
important program and plans were
always been to offer an amazing day
readied for a true Festival in 1968. The
Storytelling Guild and the Jackson
of entertainment and education for a
reasonable cost!
County Library began planning by
For more information, LIKE us on
recruiting volunteers from the mothers
Facebook/storytellingguild or visit www.
who attended the first Festival. Sixteen
storytellingguild.org/childrens-festival.html.
volunteers and the local chapter of the

Summer Library Programs for Kids
“On Your Mark, Get Set
and READ” is our theme for
Summer Reading. School
will soon to be out for the
summer and that means the
start of Summer Reading at
the Jacksonville library.
There is no better way to
help children maintain their
reading skills during summer
vacation than by encouraging
them to participate in the
reading program. Summer
Reading is for the whole family.
Children 3-12 who read or listen
to ten books will receive a special
bookmark, a reading certificate and
a new book. When they read 10 more
books, they will get a coupon for an ice
cream cone from the Scoop Shoppe and
a gently-used book. The entries will
go into a drawing for trolley rides and
Barnes & Noble gift cards.
Parents of infants and toddlers up to
36 months can read to their children and
receive a board book, a signed certificate
and a bookmark.
Teens can read and review books,
audiobooks or library programs and
earn entries for a $125 Barnes & Noble
gift card.
For our adult program, anyone over
the age of 18 can also participate in
Summer Reading. Pick up an entry
form, read or listen to 4 books and enter
into a drawing for a $50 gift card to a
restaurant of your choice. You will also
be able to select a book for our quality
gently-used books.
We will have 6 programs for the
Summer Reading program—everyone is
welcome and everything is free.

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Summer events at
Jacksonville library:
June 13, 3:30-4:30pm:
Rich Glauber will engage
you with Music in Action,
an interactive musical
experience with singing and
movement. Rich will play his
guitar and accordion to get
you moving.
June 16, 2:00-3:00pm:
John Jackson will present
his programs on Spiders
and Scorpions. Learn the importance of
spiders and scorpions to humans. He will
bring LIVE arachnids for your hands-on
enjoyment.
July 13, 2:00-3:30pm: Anna Minter’s
program Gracious Me will entertain
us with her engaging program to teach
you a few manners and adorn you with
face painting.
July 18, 3:00-4:00pm: Tames Alan
will share her Living History Lecture:
Women at the Western Front. She
will teach us about the importance of
women’s roles in World War One.
July 20, 2:00-4:00pm: Lori Wilson will be
here to teach teens ages 12-18 to make a Buff
and essentials oils for athletes or anyone.
August 8, 3:00-4:00pm: Laura Rich will
return with her fabulous African drums
to play and her amazing tales.
You can check the Jackson County Library
website calendar for all events at jcls.org.
The Jacksonville library is open Monday
10:00am-5:00pm, Wednesday 10:00am5:00pm, Thursday noon-6:00pm & Saturday
10:00am-2:00pm. For more information
on programs, please contact Laurel Prchal,
Jacksonville library, 340 W. C Street,
Jacksonville. 541-899-1665.

Kiwanis Honors Student of the Month for May
Madison Eaton, a senior at South
Medford High School, was honored as
Student of the Month for May by the
Jacksonville Kiwanis. Her proud parents
are Brad and Amy Eaton of Central Point.
She is presently carrying a 3.89 grade
point average.
She has taken a variety of courses
including 5 years of Spanish, PreCalculus Honors, AP Language and
Composition, Chemistry, AP Physics,
Geometry, Algebra, and a favorite
subject, AP Art.
She’s involved in many activities like
playing Varsity Soccer and is on the
Varsity Ski Team, in the Choir, Student
Government, Leadership, Photography/
Visual Arts Club, Adventure Club, and
she is a Link Leader. She has also found
time for a part-time job!
For her goals, she hopes to attend
Oregon State University and earn a
degree to pursue a competitive job in the
medical field while minoring in Spanish.
She would like to study abroad, and
continue to live a happy life with her
amazing family.
There is no question that her family has
influenced her and they are the reason
she is such a driven well-rounded person.

Madison Eaton with Kiwanis' Dave Wilson
She is thankful to have them pushing her
to the best of her ability with outstanding
support.
Kiwanis now winds-up the 2015-2016
school year with an outstanding class
of students being honored each month.
Surely all the parents, the community
and Kiwanis are proud of them!

“D” Is For Dad

T

by Ashleigh Scheuneman

hat’s right, it’s June, and Father’s
Day is upon us! Man, it seems
to me that we just got done with
Mother’s Day. Besides Father’s Day, it’s
the end of the school year! Freedom!
Oh, uh, I mean, awwww, I miss being
penned-up in a too-hot school all day
and then having to ride the extremely
loud bus home. But seriously, summer
is like a legend. The whole year we are
dreaming of the freedom of summer. And
the moment it passes, it seems like it just
started. At least that is what it is like for me.
But let’s get back to Father’s Day.
To me, my dad is one of my biggest
supporters. He pushes me, and is always
someone I know I can go to get good
advice. He does so much for us. He helps
provide for us, and he gives feedback on
whatever issue I happen to come across. I
can also always count on him if I want to
go outside and practice one of the many
sports I am interested in. He is patient,
and helps me perfect whatever I want
to perfect. He also pushes me to do my
best. He is one of the safe people I can
go to after a soccer game and ask how I
did, what mistakes I made, and what I
can improve on. Besides all of this stuff,
he is also just fun to be around. He is

really funny, and he likes to make cheesy
jokes about what he hears on the radio. If
you are out and about with him, you can
count on him running into someone he
knows, so we just count on being at the
store or wherever we are going an extra
couple of minutes.
At the end of the day, I am just
thankful that it is summer. I can’t wait
to do all of the things on my summer
bucket list! Also, I am looking forward to
spending more time with my dad. Make
sure you appreciate your dads. They do
so much for us, more than I think we
realize. They have made many sacrifices
for us. Have a great June!
Janessa Joke:
When does 2 + 2 = 44?
When you use your imagination!
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.

The Storytelling Guild presents

Saturday, J uly 9
4:30 to 8:30 PM
Sunday, J uly 10
4:30 to 8:30 PM
Monday, J uly 11
9:30 AM to 1 PM
At Jacksonville’s
Britt Gardens
Admission $3
A fun-filled family affair
with over 30 craft booths
Proceeds benefit the
Storytelling Guild, a
non-profit organization
storytellingguild.org
www.facebook.com/storytellingguild

News from Jacksonville Elementary School

L

ast month Jacksonville
Elementary celebrated its
young authors with the Sixth
Annual Writers' Festival. Led by Amy
Kranenburg, the Jacksonville Elementary
Publishing House created the school's
2015-2016 Student Anthology, which
included a favorite piece of writing
from each student. The evening of May
3, national best-selling author Suzanne
Selfors spoke to 250 students and
parents about her creative process and
inspiration for her many popular books.
Then, fifteen writing enthusiasts led
students in a celebratory discussion of
the children's own writing.
We are grateful to our writing
mentors: Andy Kranenburg, Marion
Denard, Kathryn Flynn, Shane Bishop,
Emily Johnson, Terry J. Erdmann, Amy
Maukonen, Sheryl Zimmerer, Molly
Bruins, Hal Wing, Brian Shumate,
Valerie Coulman, Katherine Ingram,
Jessica Cabalo, Carolyn Kingsnorth, E.F.
Winters, Ryan Bernard, Sue McCandless
and Louise Rouse. Thank you also to
the community partners who support
this fantastic event: Southern Oregon
Orthopedics, Pronto Print, Jacksonville
Inn and St. Mary’s School; as well as the
Jacksonville PTO and the many parent
volunteers who help behind the scenes.
Our heartfelt thanks to Amy Kranenburg,
the founder and dedicated visionary for
the Writers’ Festival, and Jaci Jones, the
logistical magician who makes the many
details of this event come together.
As the year comes to a close, we say
farewell to several retiring staff and
teachers who help make Jacksonville
Elementary the special place it is. Rick
Meyer, the head custodian, is retiring

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spent at Jacksonville. Riki Bednar is
retiring from teaching 3rd grade after
26 years in education, 16 of which were
teaching Jacksonville’s children. Cindy
Schubert is also retiring from teaching the
3rd grade. Cindy spent 24 of her 31 years
teaching here at Jacksonville. Joe Frazier is
retiring as Jacksonville’s principal where
he served the last two of his 42 years in
education. Thank you, each of you, for
your dedicated service to our community
and all you have done for our children!
Fred Kondziela, Jacksonville’s new
principal, comes from Hedrick Middle
School where he has served the last five
years as Assistant Principal and Athletic
Director. This will be his 20th year in
education, ten of which were spent as
a high school science teacher. He also
taught at Crater High School, Eagle Point
Middle School and was Dean of Students
at McLoughlin Middle School. Fred
and his wife, Robyn, are both educators
and have three children in the Medford
School District, including one student
at Jacksonville Elementary. He loves
sports, spending time on the river and
looks forward to working with our
Jacksonville Pioneers!

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Playground Dedication at Cantrall Buckley Park
by Tom Carstens, Chairman, Cantrall Buckley Park Committee

At long last our new playground
at Cantrall Buckley Park is complete!
Now the largest of Jackson County’s
playgrounds, it was funded entirely
through the contributions of local
citizens, businesses, and private
foundations. Jackson County Parks
donated the labor to erect the new
Playcraft structures, which were
designed by local kids and their moms.

We will dedicate the playground on
Saturday, June 4 at 10:00am. We will
also honor those citizens (many from
Jacksonville) who helped save the park
from closure twenty years ago. The park
was inaugurated in 1968; we’ll cover a
little history as well.
We hope you’ll join us for a lovely
morning on the banks of the Applegate
River.

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hey lurk behind closed doors. Almost everyone
has one—in their garage, in their closets, in
their desk, or in a drawer. They are “Pockets of
Chaos!” These pockets are where we just dump stuff off,
sometimes with no rhyme or reason. We have busy lives,
replete with memorabilia, paperwork, bills, and general
paraphernalia. In my years of being a Professional
Organizer, I haven’t encountered one household that
does not harbor one of these areas. The common theme
is, “I don’t know where to put it or I don’t have time to
deal with it, so here it will go?” These areas potentially
build and build and sometimes spill into other areas of
our homes or offices. When we open them, they do not
make us happy, they make us stressed, anxious, and
grouchy. Before these areas take over, here are a few
steps to take these “Pockets of Chaos” into “An Oasis
of Peace.”
1. Name the space. What is its intended use? What do
you need the space to do for you?
2. Take everything out of the space, so you have a
totally clean slate.

3. Separate and group items you took out into either
trash, donations, reposition items (find a proper
home for it) or returns (for example, if your
designated space is a coat closet and the item is a
coat, then it returns to the space).
4. Only put back what is needed and is intended for
that purpose.
5. To keep from “Chaos-ing” the space again, when
you have the urge to stuff or dump something back
into it, take a brief moment, look at how it makes
you feel to have it organized and with a purpose.
Then take the said item and find a home for it, even
if it is in the trash can!
The pay-off of purging and organizing your “Pockets
of Chaos” will be less stress, more space, freedom, and
clarity in your life. Now, I hope you find your “Oasis of
Peace” in your home!
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ummer activities will soon
beckon us to the outdoors,
and it will be time to don
our sunglasses once again. There
are many different features that can be included in
sunglasses, such as variable and photochromic tints,
bi-gradient mirrors, and anti-reflective coatings, but the
question I am asked most often is, “Why should I have
polarized sunglasses?”
While tinted lenses will reduce the amount of light
(or brightness) reaching the eyes, polarized lenses go
a step further and eliminate reflected glare for sharper
and more comfortable vision. This reflected glare is
most noticeable from flat
reflective surfaces like
water, roads, car windows,
and snow. Glare can cause
unsafe conditions when
it temporarily “blinds”
an individual—when the
discomfort of the glare is
so great that it causes a
person to lose focus on the
task at-hand.
Polarizing films were
developed by Edwin
Herbert Land (1909-1991)
and first used in the
production of sunglasses in 1935. Land’s invention took
on new importance during World War II as polarized
filters were used in military-issue sunglasses as well
as the development of other military devices. Though
the war made polarizing filters popular, it jeopardized
the fabrication of the filters because of a shortage of a
key ingredient, quinine. Quinine was in short supply
because it was needed to treat soldiers with malaria.
As a result, Land was forced to develop a new form of
polarizer consisting of clear plastic sheets of polyvinyl
alcohol (PVA), which are still used today.

To determine if a pair of sunglasses is polarized,
simply hold them between your eyes and a bright
reflective surface. If you turn the sunglasses lenses 90
degrees and the brightness of the reflection changes,
the lenses are polarized. You can also observe the effect
of polarization when looking at an LCD screen, such
as a clock, gas pump, ATM, cellphone or tablet. This
is because LCD screens are also polarized and the
image can be lost if the polarizing filter in the LCD is
perpendicular to the filter in the eyewear. If it is hard
to view your tablet in portrait mode while wearing
polarized sunglasses, try turning the tablet 90 degrees
to landscape mode. This way the polarizers are not
perpendicular to
each other and
will not block light
emitted from the
device.
While most
polarized
lenses offer a
constant level
of polarization,
Vantage lenses
from Transitions
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and non-polarized
until exposed
to ultra-violet light. With UV light exposure, the
photochromic dye compounds in the lenses darken and
align to result in a variable polarized lens.
Polarized lenses offer superior visual clarity and
comfort for most outdoor activities, but they should not
be used in an occupation that requires monitoring of LCD
displays, such as a pilot. However, for your next day at
the pool, road trip or fishing excursion, they are ideal.
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Joyfull Living by Louise Lavergne
The “Guts” to Feel Great

O

ur gut is our biggest immune
system organ and contributes
to our overall well-being.
Some health professionals are now
linking digestive issues like indigestion,
constipation, diarrhea, acid reflux, and
even weight gain, to “leaky gut.” “Leaky
gut syndrome” causes symptoms like
bloating, gas, cramps, food sensitivities,
and aches and pains. They suspect that
it’s caused when the tight junctions
in the gut, which control what passes
through the lining of the small intestine,
don't work properly. This could let
substances leak into the bloodstream.
Over-consumption of certain foods like
gluten, dairy, sugars, caffeine, and alcohol
are believed to be the cause. Of course,
stress always plays a big part in a happy
gut. Though this term is not recognized
by all medical doctors and might be a fad,
the fact is that many people claim feeling
considerable improvement after making the
recommended dietary and lifestyle changes.
I never really considered leaky gut
for myself until I experienced major
digestive distress towards the end of my
recent journey to Italy’s southeastern tip
known as Puglia. Traveling anywhere
is stressful and can often cause us to
experience disruption with our digestion
and elimination. I was there to play and
work and managed to balance it all fairly
well until the last part of my trip.
1st issue: My daily gastronomical
journey started with the traditional
Italian breakfast (colazione) that always
consists of delightful sweets, breads and
cappuccino. Forget the protein green
drink! Looking out at the hills of poppies
and wheat dancing in the morning light,
it all seemed “tutto bene!” Of course olive
oil, pasta, cheese, espresso and amazing
wines, are all part of just about every
meal. The pizzas are beyond words and
the bread—oh my! The region (especially
Altamura) is famous for it. I have no
words to describe how this bread can feel
and taste like absolute perfection in your
mouth. They even managed to create a
bread salad: “panzanella,” absolutely
delicious. In the joy and beauty of this
culinary magical place, towards the end

of my trip, I began to experience some
serious digestive issues! As I was getting
ready to return home and working on
a new program, interestingly enough
about supporting our gut and digestion,
it occurred to me that maybe I was
experiencing “leaky gut.”
2nd Issue: I realized that it wasn’t just
the excess of food that was out of balance.
I had been managing my digestion
pretty well in the first part of my trip,
even though I was doing the colazione
more frequently than in the later part. I
realized that though I was consistent with
my daily meditation practice, (I shared
some beautiful Sound Healing work
in some gorgeous retreat centers) my
JoyFull yoga practice in the last part was
completely neglected. As soon as I started
to practice some of my “happy gut yoga,”
I noticed that I immediately felt better.
The diet plays a huge part in our happy
gut AND the yoga helps to create a
supportive and healing environment. The
magic happens when they come together.
3rd Issue: Other things missing for me
during my trip that I no longer take for
granted were my JoyFull Kombucha and
my cultured veggies which give me a
great food source of probiotics, which are
crucial for a happy gut. Other supportive
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Paws for Thought
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Hot Cars Kill…and Other
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W

hen I lived in Portland, I had a friend who took
his dog everywhere with him. He was a great pet
owner, and she was a great dog. One summer
day, he just stopped by work to drop something off and
got involved in a conversation with someone. So, instead
of being at work for a minute, he was there for 20 minutes.
When he went out to his car, his dog was unconscious and
there was saliva all over the windows (that were rolled part
of the way down). By the time he was able to get his dog to
the vet, she had already died from severe heat stroke. After
just 20 minutes in that car on an 80 degree day.
If a dog can die that quickly in a car in Portland, just
imagine how much worse it would be for a dog in the
Rogue Valley where temperatures are regularly in the
triple digits in the summer. It does not matter if the
windows are rolled down, if you park in the shade, or if
you have water available—it is too hot to leave your pet
in a car in the summer. If you are going somewhere in
the summer, it is best to just leave them at home. Even
if you think you are only going to leave your animal in
the car for a minute, there are things such as unplanned
conversations, long lines, and faulty equipment at
check-out stations that may keep your pet in a very hot
car longer than you planned. I cannot stress enough—
please do no leave your dog or cat in a parked car on a
hot, or even warm day.
It does not take long to scan the internet to find videos
that show how hot a car can get on a warm day. On an
eighty degree day, it can take less than 30 minutes for
the interior of a car to get over 100 degrees—and this is
without a warm body in it. Dogs do not have the same
heat tolerance that we do. They do not sweat (except
from the pads of their feet). To cool down, they pant
to regulate their body temperature. In a closed vehicle,
this panting contributes to even higher temperatures in
the car. Dogs will die in a parked car in the summer in
a very short time. It is a very painful and stressful death
that can easily be avoided. If you do not think it would
be horrible, try sitting in your car on a hot day (without
the air conditioner on) with a coat and long heavy pants
on. After 5 minutes, check how much you are sweating
and remember that our canine friends cannot sweat.
If you absolutely must take your pet with you
somewhere in the summer, have a plan to deal with
the heat. You can leave them in the car with the air
conditioning on—this, of course, has environmental
impacts and opens your car up to theft (depending on
the intimidation factor of your dog). Or, you can take
them out of the car and let them walk around with you
to do your errands. This may not be possible as dogs are
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heat stroke walking around on hot days. It is best just to
not bring your pet with you unless you are going on an
adventure with your pet.
Taking your pet anywhere on a hot summer day needs
to be done with caution and a fair amount of planning.
If you are taking your dog on a long hike in the summer,
it can start out nice and cool, but, by the end of the
hike, temperatures can increase by over 20 degrees. If
you want to take your dog (or cat) on adventures in the
summer it is best to stick to the following rules:
1. Do not leave them in parked cars, even with the
windows down.
2. Leave early in the morning and plan on being
back while it is still relatively cool. Check an
hourly weather forecast to see when this would be.
Sometimes it gets too hot by 1:00pm, other times
by 7:00am. Evening adventures are also better, but
sometimes it is not cool enough until after 7:00pm.
3. Plan to do any hiking or vigorous activity in the shade.
4. Either bring lots of water, or do your activity near
water that your dog can cool off in. Do not take your
dog on a long hike without water and then let them
drink an excessive amount of water. This can lead to
dangerous electrolyte shifts in their body and can,
possibly, predispose some larger breeds to a twisted
stomach (a condition known as Gastric Dilatation/
Volvulus, or GDV).
5. Take frequent breaks. Stopping to smell the roses is
safer and can increase the enjoyment of the adventure.
6. Don’t push their limits. A hot summer day is not
the time to have your pet hike further than he or
she has before. Save that for cooler temperatures. If
they want to take a break, do not force them to keep
going. Listen to what your pet is telling you.
7. Have your pet on proper flea, tick, and heartworm
prevention—this has nothing to do with heat stroke,
but is a good year-round practice.
8. Do not let your dog eat raw salmon—again, nothing
to do with heat stroke, but it is a good reminder that
dogs can get very sick from ingesting raw salmon.
9. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PET IN A PARKED CAR
(Hopefully, I have made that point clear).
There are plenty of outdoor dangers to our pets
that are out of our control—rattlesnakes, foxtails, wild
animals. Putting them at risk by exposing them to heat
stroke is something we can prevent. Put yourself in their
shoes (or paws) and make sure you avoid a situation
that can be disastrous for you and your pet.
Dr. Dix can be reached at the Jacksonville Veterinary
Hospital at 541-899-1081 or jvhospital@qwestoffice.net.
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S

ometimes the best things in
medicine are ones that have
been around for hundreds—if
not thousands—of years. New drugs
are developed every year for human
and veterinary medical use, but none
can match the amazingly-wide range of
clinical benefits, safety and economy of
curcumin. Most of us are familiar with
turmeric, the culinary herb that gives
curries their distinctively spicy, pungent
flavor. Even though turmeric has been a
part of the cuisine and medical traditions
of Southeast Asia and the Indian
subcontinent for centuries, we have
only recently begun to appreciate its full
potential as a powerful health remedy.
Curcumin is the biologically-active
extract of the turmeric, a dark yellow root
similar in appearance to ginger. Hundreds
of clinical studies in humans and animals
alike have shown that in addition to
being a potent anti-inflammatory, it has
significant anti-cancer effects as well.
A powerful antioxidant, curcumin also
supports the detoxification processes in
the liver. Because of its wide-ranging
clinical benefits, curcumin is one of the
most commonly used herbal extracts in
my veterinary practice. It’s an effective,
less expensive and safer alternative
to drugs such as Rimadyl for dogs

with arthritis. It’s useful in managing
inflammatory bowel disease, asthma
and liver diseases in both dogs and cats.
It’s almost always a part of my cancer
protocols, and can even help decrease side
effects from drugs used in chemotherapy.
While it is possible to get some
therapeutic benefits from simply
grating some turmeric root on your
dog’s food (good luck with your cat),
it is much more medically effective to
use a standardized curcumin product,
commonly found in capsule form.
Because it is poorly absorbed from the
gut, the curcumin in most products has
been processed in a way that makes it
much better absorbed, and therefore
much more bioavailable to the patient.
The dose for a 50-pound dog would be
approximately 50 to 100 mg a day, and
25 mg a day for the average cat. I've
found that most dogs and cat don't seem
to mind the taste of curcumin when it is
mixed into their meals.
Curcumin—a natural remedy that
fights inflammation and cancer, supports
healthy liver function while reducing the
need for drugs that can have serious side
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Trail Talk by Clayton Gillette
Exploring Forest Park

O

k. So you’re a first-time visitor
to Jacksonville’s Forest Park.
Yes, you’ve heard the talk about
Jacksonville’s claim to being the “Hiking
Capital of Southern Oregon,” and you
want to experience the trails in the
Jackson Creek Watershed. Where to start?
As you drive up Reservoir Road just
west of town and arrive in Forest Park,
you’ll come to a kiosk and parking area
that is signed as “P1.” Be sure to stop
here and get a park map and orient
yourself to the park’s layout. There
are 6 other designated parking areas
farther up into the park along with
other wide areas to park near trailheads.
Most have kiosks with information and
maps. Trails emanating from these sites
take adventurers up along the 3 stream
canyons that make up the watershed.
Other trails climb-up and contour along
the 4 surrounding ridge lines.
Volunteer park staff, who maintain
the trail system in Forest Park, have
measured some loops from the parking
areas P1, P2, P3, and P5 that allow you to
return back at your starting point. These
loops are marked with colored diamonds
and have “loop cards” to carry and return
to the box upon completion of your hike.
Let’s mentally hike one of these loops.
The blue, 3-mile loop from P1 is a
popular hiking and running loop. As
you leave the parking area, you cross
Jackson Creek and climb through a
madrone thicket up to the grade of
the Historic Bullis Railroad. Heading

upstream, the gentle grade takes you
above Jacksonville’s old town reservoir
and past the site of a tragic rail accident.
Continuing on through mixed forest,
keep an eye out for seasonal wildflowers.
Larkspur and iris are quite stunning in
late spring. Soon you come to a road
crossing and another bridge across
Jackson Creek. Here you’ll come to a
bench alongside the seasonal stream, a
great spot for a rest in the riparian forest
of red alders. Decomposed granite from
the uplands glitters with fool’s gold.
Leaving the bench, you arrive at a
junction, where you turn left and head
upstream past a series of waterfalls,
climbing s stairwell above “Volkswagen
Falls” where an old VW laid rotting for
years. Again crossing the creek you arrive
on “Boulder Trail” which takes you back
down through the park along an old
hydraulic mining ditch. The mixed forest
hugs the steep hillside, and old stumps
give you an idea of some of the large
trees that grew here before loggers and
miners arrived. The level grade of the
historic ditch makes for enjoyable hiking,
and soon you drop down to a lower ditch
and “Old Miners’ Trail.” Here you hike
past a gold mine adit and down through
a large historic hydraulic mining site.
From here, your trail winds down to
your starting point. Having explored
just one of a baker’s dozen of measured,
marked loops, you are anxious to come
another day and explore more of this
spectacular hiking paradise.

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John T. Venard, 78, died in
his Jacksonville home with his
family by his side on May 11,
2016. John carefully managed
his pulmonary disease for
10 years, determined to live
to the fullest. Born on July
10, 1937 in Indianapolis,
Indiana, John was the older
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youngest child, Lara, was born. In 2003, the couple
relocated to San Jose, California, where they enjoyed
making new friends and the proximity to Stefanie’s
family. In 2013, they joined the Jacksonville, Oregon
community, where Lara and her family had settled.
The first of his family to attend college, John left
behind a legacy of learning and family teaching. John’s
degrees in metallurgical engineering are from Purdue
University (BS, 1961) and the University of Tennessee
(MS, 1967). His 1978 MBA is from the University of
Chicago. John was a research engineer, manager, and
technology transfer program administrator employed
at the Oak Ridge and Argonne National Laboratories,
and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. He was
a member of Sigma Xi, the American Society for Metals,
the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Sigma
Gamma Epsilon fraternity, the Technology Transfer
Society, the Licensing Executives Society and the
Association of University Technology Managers.
John was practical, curious and systematic, happiest
working with his hands and engaging his intellect.
His wide-ranging interests included science, history,
politics, and literature. John enjoyed and understood
music, taking great pride in Mary’s music and teaching
career, including her Tholen fellowship. John flew small
airplanes recreationally for many years, and spent a few
years as a flight instructor. After his 1999 retirement,
John explored photography, creating a broad portfolio.
He was an avid golfer, spending many happy hours
improving his game. He enjoyed travel, but took
particular delight in family gatherings.
John is survived by his wife of nearly 54 years,
Mary; two daughters, Stefanie (Rob) Wilen and Lara
(Christopher, M.D.) David; a son Mark (Sally); and
grandchildren Nathan Wilen, Henry Wilen, Jesse Wilen,
Claire Venard, Kent David and Clark David, as well
as numerous nieces & nephews. John was preceded in
death by his parents and younger sister, Lois Venard
LaGue. Private burial was at the Jacksonville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations for a memorial bench are
suggested via the Jacksonville Boosters Club, P.O. Box
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Dale Barnes passed
away peacefully Monday,
April 25, 2016 at the
home of his brother in
West Springfield, Mass.
He was born February 3,
1953 to David and Alice
Barnes at Eglin Air Force
Base in Florida.
Dale was a retired chef,
having graduated from
the Culinary Institute of
America in Hyde Park,
N.Y. He began his career
in Boston, Mass. and 35
years later, retired from the
Jacksonville Inn. He was currently serving as National
Director of Sales for MycoFormulas.
He enjoyed cooking creative meals, gardening,
camping, and most important, being of service to
friends and family. He always had a hug and a blessing
for everyone. Dale was very much a "people person;"
he touched many lives and will be greatly missed. Dale
was a treasured member of the Huetter family.
Dale is survived by his beloved wife of 33 years,
Margaret (Huetter) Barnes; sons, Peter (Stacie) and
Zachary (Amber); daughter, Grace; brother, David
Barnes (Gail); and four grandchildren, Cedar, Charis,
Olivia, and Esme. He was preceded in death by his
parents and his sister, Peggy.
A celebration of life was held on Saturday, May 14,
2016 at Applegate Christian Fellowship in Jacksonville.
Pioneer Profiles - Cont'd. from Pg. 8
stronghold during the 1850s and 1860s. Perhaps it
was ongoing opposition from the Applegate family
arising from old debts owed Dowell and his clients.
Perhaps it was his strong opinions that left little room
for divergent views or compromise. Dowell may
have failed to achieve a lifelong desire, but he did
serve his community well.
However, trips to Washington, protracted
litigation, and a decline in claims cases provided
only modest financial success. In 1878 Dowell sold
the Sentinel and much of his property to settle
outstanding debts. Seven years later, Dowell moved
his family to Portland where he practiced law with
his daughter Annie as Dowell & Daughter until his
death in 1897.
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Betty Barss’ creation of “Encore”
for the 2016 Britt Fine Arts Poster was
influenced by the enthusiasm and
appreciation audiences show by standing
and clapping during and at the end
of a performance. The audience in the
painting was created with a series of
paper doll chains connected at the elbow
instead of the hand. Betty’s use of paper
doll chains in her artwork evolved from
her enjoyment of paper dolls and simple
paper chains during her childhood.
Betty used vivid colors in “Encore” to
portray the fun and enjoyable aspects of
performances at Britt.
Betty was born in Dallas, Texas. She
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with the Medford School District. Betty and
her husband, Don, have lived in the Rogue
Valley since 1974 and have two married
sons and four grandsons.
She began painting in oils in 1970 and
switched to transparent watercolors as
she says the challenge and spontaneity
of watercolors more accurately reflects
the feelings she wants to convey. Betty
has taken numerous watercolor classes
and attended many workshops, and
she tutored under the late Bruce Butte of
Jacksonville. She has been a member of the
Watercolor Society of Oregon since 1991 and
is a current member of Art and Soul Gallery,
the Rogue Gallery, Southern Oregon Society
of Artists, and Artist's Workshop. You can
see her work at Art and Soul Gallery, the
Rogue Gallery, the Jacksonville Inn, Hart
Mt. Store, and her studio.

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n addition to the concerts that
Britt presents all summer, did you
know that Britt Music and Arts
Festival also offers education programs
twelve months out of the year? Starting
in January, we bring in our first cadre of
interns. Internships at Britt provide indepth, hands-on experience in Marketing,
Development, Education, Orchestra
Management, Programming, and Graphic
Arts to individuals 18-years-old and older.
Interns have the opportunity to work
closely with non-profit professionals as
the staff prepares for the performance
season in the summer and then gears up
for the fundraising season in the fall.
Our camps and workshops provide
people of all ages an opportunity to
explore the act of creative expression
through music. This year we held our
first camp over spring break in March.
Partnering with the Modern Roots
Foundation, we offered the Rogue Roots
and Strings Camp. Campers learned
about bluegrass, folk, and Americana
music. This summer, back by popular
demand, aspiring guitar players can join
our Guitar Workshop for four days of
instruction by some of the region’s most
accomplished guitarists. The workshop
will be held August 25-28, and is open
to beginning and intermediate students
ages 14 and older.
Attention all parents! Thanks to
Southern Oregon Subaru, Britt’s
Children’s Concert Series has been
expanded from two to seven FREE
concerts being held between August
1-16 at 10:00am. See our website for details:
www.brittfest.org.
For the first time ever, the James
M. Collier Britt Orchestra Fellowship

program will provide aspiring classical
musicians the chance to rehearse and
perform alongside members of the Britt
Orchestra under the baton of Music
Director Teddy Abrams, be mentored by
professional orchestral musicians, and
form a Fellowship Chamber Ensemble
to create their own performances in the
southern Oregon community.
This past year, Britt coordinated visits
to over a dozen different area schools,
giving local students the opportunity to
connect with professional musicians in
their classrooms. To sum-up the impact
of these in-school residencies, Penelope
DiGennaro, Principal, Sunny Wolfe
Charter School, wrote:
We were thrilled to have a musician at our
school for students to enjoy. Our school is in
a rural, impoverished area and the children
do not normally have access to the arts, such
as music, fine arts, or theater. Performances
like this one inspire our young children to
believe that they could do something like this
themselves. It allows them to step out of their
environment and imagine that they could
have similar experiences as artists. These
performances are possibilities for students to
break out of the cycle of generational poverty.
So in addition to enjoying the wonderful
music, the children were given hope.
Our 2016-2017 in-school residency
programs will kick-off in September and
run throughout the school year.
For more information about any of
these programs, please contact Kay
Hilton, Director of Education and
Community Engagement at kay.hilton@
brittfest.org.
Comments or questions for Britt Festivals?
Email Donna at ed@brittfest.org. Visit Britt
Festivals at www.brittfest.org.

EXPERIENCE BRITT
Taste
of summer

Under the stars in
Jacksonville, Oregon

Wine Walk | NOON-4 pm | $30
Tickets include glass and tastings. Purchase at the Britt/Chamber booth on 3rd St. Limited to 450 participants.

WINE PAIRING CLASS • 11 AM @ Art Presence Art Center

Platt Anderson Cellars will host a pairing with several cold appetizers at Art Presence Art Center.

PARTICIPATING WINERIES:

Wineries will be located in various shops and businesses around town.
Umpqua Wineries
Belle Fiore Winery
Kriselle Cellars
Red Lily Vineyards
Cliff Creek Cellars
La Brasseur Vineyard
RoxyAnn Winery
Valley View Winery
Daisy Creek Vineyard
Ledger David Cellars
Schmidt Family Vineyards Weisinger Family Winery
Del Rio Vineyards
Melrose Vineyards
Serra Vineyards
Wild Wines
Devitt Winery
Pebblestone Cellars
Soloro Vineyards
EdenVale Winery
Platt Anderson Cellars
South Stage Cellars
Foris Vineyards
Quady North Winery
Troon Vineyard

celebrate the start of Summer & Britt’s 2016 Season!

Artisans Alley on California Street
AuntieMama Cookies
Burses by Ammy: Books made into Purses
The English Lavender Farm
Hemingway Woodworks
innerRhythm: Handmade Musical Instruments
Jerrold Hagstrom Photography

Live Music

And much more!
CLASSIC CARS
Rogue Valley Classic Chevys | Rogue Valley Model A
Rogue Valley Street Rods | Rolling Oldies Vintage
Trailer Club | ‘Stray Cats’ of Jacksonville

Noon-1:45 pm
Maraval Road Steel Band
2:15-4 pm
Duke Street Band
S. 3rd Street

Wine Walk | Pairings | Live Music | Artisans Alley

FOOD (N. 3RD ST) & BEER GARDEN (S. 3RD ST)

just off California Street

free Admission* | All-Ages Welcome!

Additional Ensembles will perform at:
N. 4th Street, near Rasmussen’s
N. Oregon Street and California

Beer Garden/Food Booths Over 20 different local wineries

June
4, 2016 | Downtown Jacksonville
For more information , visit www.brittfest.org

LightGarden: Glass Art
Mary Halpin - Functional & Decorative Tile Art
Momma Leche Soap: Natural & Handmade Soaps
Sunbird Scarves: Block-Printed Scarves
Rasmussen’s (N. 4th & California):
Nuts 4 Life | Sno-cones by Kiwanis

Back Porch Bar & Grill
Bella Union
Fired Up Food Truck
Jenny’s Thyme
Jolie’s Bento
Las Palmas

Peruvian Point
Ray’s Market
Sweet Cream Artisan
Ice Cream
Wok Star

Beer garden selections by Frau Kemmling.
Plus local restaurants in Jacksonville will be open.

Taste of Summer co-sponsors:

Britt Music & Arts Festival | The Jacksonville Chamber
Wine walk and music from Noon-4 pm; other activities take place throughout the day. *Fees for specific events, like the wine walk, will vary. Beer & Wine: must be 21 or over with valid ID.

June & Early July Live Performance Highlights

JUN 17
Eric Burdon &
The Animals
The Weight

JUN 21
Chicago
Rita Wilson

JUN 22
3 Doors Down

JUN 30
An Evening with
Lyle Lovett and
his Large Band

JUL 3
case / lang / veirs
Andy Shauf

JUL 2
ZZ Ward / JJ Grey &
Mofro / Allen Stone

many more shows available — visit brittfest.org for complete listing

JUL 29-30

three weeks of orchestra concerts under the stars, featuring
Mahler’s 2nd, Brahms’ 1st Piano Concerto, world premieres by
Michael Gordon and Lev Zhurbin, and more

FREE SPECIAL EVENT!

Special Guest artists include:

AUG 5-20

Britt Orchestra performs
at Crater Lake National Park

Britt Orchestra Season
Jeremy Denk, Piano

britt orchestra | live performances | Education

Info: brittfest.org/craterlake

Yefim Bronfman, Piano
The 2016 Britt Orchestra season is generously underwritten by: James M. Collier,
The Carpenter Foundation, The Collins Foundation.

Photo credit: Al Case-Ashland Daily Photo & Josh Morell

tickets on sale now!
1-800-882-7488 | brittfest.org | 216 W Main St, Medford

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Summers
at The
Schoolhaus

Sun: Live Music and Wurst Mary
Sunday all Brunch long.

JUNE

Mon: All Day Happy Hour and
Live Music!

5 Kickball Tournament
8 Pinewood Derby Race
10 Star Wars Laser Tag
(21+)

Tue: Holy Schnitzel it’s Tuesday,
Schnitzel Bonanza! And FREE
Mini Golf All Day!
Wed: $5.00 Doner Kebab and
an Old German All Day Laser Tag
out on the field!
Thu: Movies in the Biergarten
Fri: Live Music in the Biergarten
Sat: Pack a picnic. $10 growler

fill (11:30-4:00pm) when you
grab a German picnic.

Movies
9 Goonies
16 Minions
23 Ace Ventura
30 Jurassic World

Music
10 Seth Hansson
17 Fret Drifters
24 Jeff Kloetzel

Britt Bus: Come in for a preconcert 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

The Complete Coffeehouse
Celebrating 20 Years!

Open everyday until 6pm

541-899-3757

More than just Great Coffee . . .

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.
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