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Summer in the City…Small Town

elcome to summer in the city…make that
summer in the small town! Now that the
Britt concert season is in full-swing and
town is hopping with locals and visitors out and about,
this is a great time of year to enjoy all that Jacksonville…
and the Rogue Valley has to offer.
From concerts on the hill, hiking and biking, wine
tasting tours, Rogue River adventures, Jacksonville
history tours & events to Shakespeare performances and
more, there’s something exciting going on everywhere
you look. Sitting in the middle of the action, is of course,
our historic village of Jacksonville. Whether you’re here
for a day-trip or you’ve made Jacksonville your home
away from home for several days or weeks, welcome to
one of the coolest small towns in America!
This month, I’m pleased to announce two new
history-themed activity tours for visitors and locals—
the Beekman Bank history tours and Haunted History
Tours. Please see page 6 for information on the docentled bank tours and page 12 about the Haunted History
walking tours. Both tours are sponsored and produced
by Historic Jacksonville, Inc., under the leadership of
HJI president Carolyn Kingsnorth. If you love history,
these tours should be on your “must-do” list!

This issue marks my 8th Anniversary as Publisher—
representing 89 issues “in the can.” It’s even harder to
believe that next July will be my 100th issue… but as
they say, “time flies when you’re having fun!” (And I
am having fun.)
One important aspect of bringing you the Review
each month is coverage of major city events and news,
notably what the City Council is up to. On that note,
there are three City Council seats and the Mayor’s seat
up for election in the November, 2016 General Election.
At this writing, I can’t confirm whether Councilors
Criss Garcia, David Jesser and Jocie Wall, as well as
Mayor Paul Becker are running for re-election. So, if
you’ve ever considered running for local office, now
is the time to get serious—information packets are
available now in the Clerk & Recorder’s office. (Please
call the City office at 541-899-1231 for details on the
upcoming election cycle.)
Finally, while admiring our surroundings, please
remember that Jacksonville is a special place, due in large
part to hundreds of volunteers donating their time to make
this a spectacular Small Town with Big Atmosphere!

What a favorite
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SOUTHERN OREGON
LAVENDER TRAIL
ABOUT THE COVER: This month, we celebrate
the Southern Oregon Lavender Festival. Through
mid-August, be sure and enjoy a multi-sensory
lavender experience on the Applegate Valley
Lavender Trail. Nestled among vineyards and
tranquil fields, you’ll visit four unique family-run
farms, each offering the sight, smell and taste of
lavender. For more, please see pages 34-35 and
visit southernoregonlavendertrail.com.

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Jake Johnson Graduates from
US Air Force Academy

Jake Johnson shakes hands with President Obama.

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On June 2nd, Jake Johnson (23)
graduated from the United States Air
Force Academy. Jake is the son of Judi
& Ron Johnson (Jacksonville State Farm
Insurance) and the grandson of Dave
and Gay Wilson, long time Jacksonville
residents, Kiwanis members and
contributors of the Review’s “Student of
the Month” column.
On graduation day, Jake posted the
following statement which says it all:
“About four long years ago, I began my
journey at the Air Force Academy. Since
then, I’ve been inducted into the world’s
greatest Air Force, made lifelong friends,
skydived and flown a plane, attended
nationals with both my ski and ultimate

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Jill Hamilton

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frisbee teams, and had incredible leadership
opportunities. And today, I finally graduated
from this fine institution, shook hands with
the President, became a Second Lieutenant,
and received my degree in Operations
Research! It’s been a heck of a ride and I’m
thankful for this privilege I’ve had! Up next
is 60 days off and then grad school at the Air
Force Institution of Technology!”
It goes without saying that Jake’s
family and friends are incredibly proud
of him. After he receives his Master’s
degree in Operations Research, he will
be assigned to analyze operations at Air
Force bases. Jake graduated from St.
Mary’s High School in 2011.

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Artist and Gardener, a new shop in
Todd Lovett, the artist, has painted
Jacksonville, is a collaborative effort—
his entire life in tandem with a long
between a gardener with a love of nature, retail career, much of which was spent
plants, flowers and animals—joined by
with Saks Fifth Avenue in San Francisco.
an artist that loves to draw and paint
In addition to having consistent
them! In the middle is a natural love for
watercolor painting commissions, he
antiques and home
has a background in
furnishings. The shop
surface textile design. He
also represents other
attended and graduated
artists, including
from the California
painters, jewelry
School of Professional
designers, and
Fabric Design in
ceramicists.
Berkeley, California.
Owners Mark Sutter
After graduation, Todd
and Todd Lovett
taught the school’s
are looking forward
watercolor workshops
to meeting you and
for several years and
Mark Sutter Todd Lovett
becoming a part of our
also freelanced for a
wonderful community!
wallpaper company
Mark Sutter, the gardener, began his
that used two of his designs for period
extensive career in Vacaville, California
reproduction wallpaper for Steven
where he was groundskeeper for the
Spielberg’s movie, “Lincoln.” Today,
“Nut Tree,” a very popular destination
he continues to freelance for a variety
for travelers and locals, alike. Besides
of companies and license artwork for
gardening, his career includes floral
products ranging from area rugs, plates,
and interior design work. He continues
tile vignettes and puzzles.
to work with a core of longtime clients
Artist and Gardener is located at 130 S.
who rely on him for outside gardening,
3rd Street and may be reached at 541-702interior design, party and event planning
2555. Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 10:00amand holiday decoration.
5:00pm and Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm.

William Henry Show July 23 & 24 at Carefree Buffalo to Feature the Finest

Carefree Buffalo in Downtown Historic Jacksonville specializes in the finest
American-made, hand-crafted products. We are proud to announce our 7th-Annual
William Henry Premiere Dealer Show on July 23 and 24 from 10:00am to 6:00pm,
featuring the most extensive William Henry collection anywhere in the world.
William Henry creates Limited Edition heirloom-quality Pocket Knives, Money
Clips, Writing Instruments, Cuff Links, Key Rings, Bracelets and Necklaces, all of
which will be available to purchase during our event. William Henry Studios, founded
in 1997, offers one of the most unique and specialized collections ever made by a crew of
amazing craftspeople that do all of the finish and assembly work in McMinnville, Oregon.
Quality, Style and Exquisite Craftsmanship are the hallmarks of each William
Henry creation. Crafted from rare and exotic natural materials, precious metals
and gemstones, hand-forged metals, and always superb craftsmanship, every piece
is a timeless personality statement created to last a lifetime. These incredible tools
overwhelm your senses in both performance and beauty.
William Henry sources extremely unique materials from around the world such
as a Fossilized Woolly Mammoth Tooth from the bottom of the North Sea and 100
million year-old Dinosaur Bone to stunning Jade and 300 million year-old Fossil Coral
from Florida. All these unique elements are incorporated into every product to create
a collection like nothing else in the world. To complete their vision, William Henry
incorporates techniques that range from state-of-the-art sterling silver casting, modern

CNC machining and precision water jet cutting to traditional artisan practices of
crafting Samurai Swords that date back hundreds of years. The final result, the synthesis
of these materials and techniques, is a unique testament to the art of William Henry.
A William Henry Pocket Knife will take over 7 months to produce, involve over
30 artisans and approximately 800 individual operations. Every surface, both inside
and out, on each William Henry knife, has been completely finished by their master
craftspeople. This finish work allows them to create different textures and finishes
with seamless fit between the various components. William Henry mechanisms
are measured accurate to 0.001" or about 1/6 the width of a human hair. To make
a precision folding knife, which has a mechanism that is both smooth and strong,
requires these tolerances. Every knife, when finished, is a custom piece. Each part
has been fit and polished to that specific knife. No parts are interchangeable; no parts
simply bolt on from a standard bin.
William Henry is committed to creating timeless personal style through unique
accessories crafted with honor and integrity. William Henry’s slogan, “Superlative
Function, Elevated to Superlative Art,” is achieved by working with materials
that are tough enough for daily use and exotic enough to surprise even the most
discriminating collector.
A visit to Carefree Buffalo to see this collection will be an extremely memorable
experience. We look forward to seeing you! See ad page 36.

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Beekman Bank docent, Susan Rayles with
visitors Michael & Tammy Jamieson.
The historic Beekman Bank is again
open for business with docents accepting
“deposits” to help preserve and share
local history. From 11:00am to 4:00pm,
Friday through Monday, the public is
invited to step behind the counter of the
oldest bank in the Pacific Northwest.
Located at the corner of California and
North 3rd streets in Jacksonville, the
bank has been preserved intact as a
museum since its founder, Cornelius C.
Beekman, passed away in 1915.
Beekman, who came to Jacksonville as
an express rider following the discovery of
gold in Southern Oregon, established his
“gold dust office” in 1856 cattycornered
across the street where a reproduction of
his original Beekman Express building
now stands. For seven years, he rode three
times a week across the Siskiyous between
Jacksonville and Yreka, carrying gold,
mail, packages, and newspapers.
When he became a Wells Fargo agent in
1863, he built the current Beekman Bank,
the oldest wooden structure still standing
on California Street. During Jacksonville’s
heyday in the late 1800s, over $10 million
in gold crossed the bank’s counters—
equal to $1 billion today.

Thanks to grants Historic Jacksonville,
Inc., received from the Jackson County
Cultural Coalition and the Jacksonville
Lodging Tax Committee, the Beekman
Bank will be open to the public through
Labor Day with a great docent team.
Meet Susan Rayles, a former National
Park Service docent who worked at both
President Franklin Roosevelt’s Hyde Park
home and President Harry S. Truman’s
Independence, Missouri home. Visit with
Keoni Diacamos, the collections assistant
for the Southern Oregon Historical
Society. And tap the knowledge of Ben
Truwe, Medford’s historian who also
leads the monthly Medford Brothels and
Opium Den tours.
Each will share stories about how
Cornelius Beekman, Jacksonville’s
most prominent pioneer, ran his bank.
Learn about late 19th Century banking
practices, gold shipping, and handshake
deals. A suggested donation of $2.00 not
only makes this possible, but will also
help HJI open the Beekman Bank again to
the public during the summer of 2017!
For additional information, please visit
www.historicjacksonville.org.

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Come join us for the first annual
Beekman Arboretum Nature Walk and
Clean-Up event on Saturday, July 16th!
Join Jacksonville residents Lauren
Kemple, Becka Kem and Rhonda Brown
for a short nature walk followed by
voluntary arboretum clean-up. You'll
stroll through the arboretum, identifying
many plants and learn about their
origin and medicinal and culinary uses.
Afterwards, stay for some weed-pulling,
refreshments and good company.
Beekman Woods is one of
Jacksonville's hidden treasures. Behind
the historic Beekman House one can find
a beautiful trail loop that is family and
pet-friendly. The arboretum still houses
many native and exotic plants, including
the Fritillaria gentneri and trillium.
This summer, with the help of
volunteers and support of local groups
and individuals, we hope to begin the
process of rebuilding a more accessible
and sustainable Beekman Arboretum.

The first steps include weeding and
removing dead trees, followed by
landscaping around the waterfall and
creating a shaded picnic area next to it.
The next phase will be transforming
the current "Seven Climate Zones" to a
more maintainable collection of native
plants including trees, wildflowers,
medicinal and edible plants. The vision
of The Friends of the Arboretum is to
create a place where residents, visitors
and school groups can learn about native
species of plants and enjoy a beautifullylandscaped trail system.
The space and species are available.
We just need some helping hands with
gardening gloves! Please join us on July
16th from 9:00-11am, meet us at the
parking lot next to the Beekman House.
If you have any questions or would
like to volunteer for specific jobs such
as tree removal, weeding, or weedwhacking, please contact Becka Kem at
beckakem@gmail.com.

Local Men Honor Veterans, One Mile at a Time

In April, 2016, Rogue Valley residents
interested in joining the ride to contact
Ken Snelling, Terry Rasmussen and Bill
him for more information by calling 541Anderberg, teamed-up to participate
941-0241 or emailing him at kensnelling@
in the Face of America Ride, one of the
msn.com. Also, please check the website at
largest annual non-competitive bicycle
www.worldteamsports.org.
rides in the nation. With more than 600
Retired businessman Bill Anderberg
riders, including nearly 135 injured
shared his thoughts and a bit of
veterans, the event draws and inspires
philosophy about the experience with the
thousands more
Review. We thought
participants,
Bill’s comments
spectators and
stood on their own
supporters.
and are reprinted
In 2017, the trio
here:
hopes more local
What a great
riders will join them
experience…I met
as they participate
some amazing
in the 110 mile ride
people and saw some
from the Pentagon
beautiful country
to Gettysburg,
while sharing a
Pennsylvania. The
physically-challenging
Face of America
experience with two
Ride is sponsored
of my best friends.
by World Team
More importantly—I
Sports, Inc.
learned a lot—that
To participate in
many of our veterans
the ride, Snelling,
are still suffering;
an Architect, real
they are suffering
estate agent Terry
physically and must
Rasmussen and
deal with their pain
l-r Bill Anderberg, Terry Rasmussen
retired businessman
and disabilities
and Ken Snelling
Bill Anderberg, paid
every day. They are
their own way to Washington, DC. Each
suffering psychological and emotional distress
also raised $800 in suggested donations
from what they saw and went through with
to benefit the organization’s $600,000+
the ongoing fallout from their sacrifice…to
fundraising goal, 90% of which directly
the point where 22 veterans commit suicide
benefits disabled veterans’ causes.
every day in America.
The 2017 ride will take two routes –
I hope this event and ones like it help focus
the classic 110 miles from the Pentagon awareness on these issues and bring help and
in Arlington, Virginia to the historic
support to our veterans. As our group of 600
Civil War battlefields of Gettysburg,
riders left Arlington, Virginia, heading to
Pennsylvania. The northern route
Frederick, Maryland, we rode past mile after
traverses 120 miles from historic Valley mile of beautiful homes and mansions. Each
Forge, Pennsylvania to Gettysburg.
estate was protected by impressive gates,
Both routes require riders to spend
long tree-lined driveways and manicured
one night on the road in “camps”
lawns. I asked one of our ride marshals who
with riders from both routes joining
lived in this magnificent neighborhood. He
together in Gettysburg for the final
replied that this is where the congressmen,
miles to the finish.
government bureaucrats and lobbyists live…
Since 2006, the Face of America Ride
one of the wealthiest counties in the nation.
has honored men and women wounded
As I looked down at one of my disabled
or disabled while in service to their
buddies on a recumbent hand cycle bike,
nation. Participants include disabled
I couldn’t help wonder what he must be
veterans, along with currently active
thinking…it seemed like quite a contrast
military and retired military. Active duty
between those who make the decisions and
service and emergency response men and those who actually pay for those decisions.
women also join hundreds of able-bodied
As we rode on into Pennsylvania through
citizens who ride together, forming an
beautiful farmland and small villages, people
army tasked with providing the riders
lined the road, waving flags, holding signs
with needed support services.
and shouting encouragement. One couple
Rasmussen, fresh off of ankle surgery
was busy handing out free bottles of water to
in December, 2016 said, "I had not owned veterans and other riders. I was thinking of
a bicycle since I was in my 20s. When
what a kind gesture it was just as I noticed a
Ken asked me to join him on the ride in
“Support Hilary” sign in their yard just as
January, I was on crutches.” Rasmussen
my mind shifted to Benghazi…it seemed like
says he went out and bought a bike in
a contradiction to me.
February and rode 15 to 20 miles a day to
Having read “The Flags of Our Fathers”
get in-shape for the Face of America Ride. which chronicled the lives of each of the flagSnelling said camaraderie played a
raisers on Mount Suribachi, I was incredibly
critical role in attracting veterans and
moved as we rode past the Iwo Jima memorial.
their supporters, saying, "I think any
The size and splendor of that statue still
of us could get on a bike and ride 50
cannot convey the sacrifice of the thousands
miles. Now, we wouldn't be happy, but
of men who died there.
we could do it…this is about assisting
We also watched the changing of the guard
and helping these vets.” Reflecting on
at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. If that
the experience, Ken says, “I was most
doesn’t instill a sense of pride and patriotism,
moved by the number of riders who had I can’t imagine what would.
photos of veterans pinned to the backs
Nearing the end of the second day’s ride,
of their cycling jerseys and the personal
spirits were high, but legs were tired! As we
stories I heard of these amazing vets
approached Gettysburg battlefield, the most
along the way.”
amazing sound filled my ears—with each
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by Donna Briggs, Britt President & CEO

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out of her 25 pound beaded gown and
out of the venue. Without fanfare, she
would fly home to wake up with her
children each morning. Then onto the
next concert hall, only to fly home again
each night.
I adopted “family first” throughout my
own successful twenty-five-year career.
What began as being a freelance private
secretary, culminated into my own
Grammy nomination for producing the
soundtrack to Shrek and ultimately back
to my mentor to Co-Executive produce
her CD entitled “I Love You”. Once again
I heard that familiar upbeat joyful voice
on the phone saying, “Marylata. It’s
Diana Ross.”
With delight, I welcome the Ross family
to my new home town of Jacksonville.
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As a young enterprising 25-year-old
in the LA music scene, I was given the
opportunity to work up-close and personal
with an American icon, Diana Ross.
Miss Ross (so called lovingly by those
closest to her) would open my eyes to
how she successfully navigated being an
entrepreneurial iconic artist of music and
fashion and foremost, a working-mother in
a world dominated by males in the record
business. Her private mantra of “family
first” (unheard of in the business world
in the mid 1980s) and commitment to
excellence lead to tabloid reports of being
a demanding diva with empyreal whims.
She had simply chosen not to publicize that
her availability was meticulously planned
around her children’s school year.
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In anticipation of the influx of visitors
to the park over those days, Britt will
be providing a limited number of seats
for free bus transport into the park for
these performances. This transport is
by reservation only, and will include
no fee for the bus transport, and no
park entrance fee. All buses will depart
from two snow parks outside of the
park approximately one hour prior to
performance time. For more information
regarding schedules and bus reservations,
please visit: brittfest.org/performances/
craterlake16.
The Britt Orchestra will also collaborate
with the Southern Oregon Repertory
Singers and the Rogue Valley Chorale,
to present the exciting and monumental
Symphony No. 2 by Gustav Mahler, a
work of incomparable depth and beauty.
Subtitled "Resurrection," the 90-minute
symphony depicts the grandeur and
horror of life, death and rebirth. This
particular Mahler piece is rarely
performed (never at Britt) and is an event
you will not want to miss!
Finally, we are working with
Oregon Shakespeare Festival company
members to feature a program that will
whimsically marry songs from OSF
musicals with Shakespeare-inspired
works by Berlioz, Tchaikovsky and
William Walton. This show promises to
please both music and theater lovers.
We hope to continue pushing our own
boundaries by joining others in the spirit
of collaboration and community.
Comments or questions for Britt Festivals?
Email Donna at ed@brittfest.org. Visit Britt
Festivals at www.brittfest.org.

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21st century, we must innovate. Some
of the most promising solutions are
generated by those of us who are willing
to work differently by working together.
Partnerships enable performing arts
organizations to make the most of each
other’s strengths and thereby better serve
our communities.
In the last three years, Britt has
partnered with more than 30 other
arts, community and educational
organizations throughout the region.
About a year ago, Britt began a
partnership with Crater Lake National
Park, and commissioned composer
Michael Gordon to write a Crater Lakeinspired piece, in celebration of the
National Park Service’s centennial. The
piece, titled Natural History, will include
40 members of the Britt Orchestra, 15
members of Steiger Butte Drum from the
Klamath Tribes, brass and percussion
students from Southern Oregon
University, and a 50-voice choir. Imagine
over 100 musicians performing with
Crater Lake as the backdrop: it will be
quite the sight (and sound) to behold!
Britt and Park Staff have been working
for over a year on the project, and on July
29 and 30, it will all come to fruition.
Over the course of two days, Britt
will present six concerts at the park,
which will be completely free to all park
goers, beyond the park entrance fee.

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With the help of thousands of Blue Sky customers
we are once again providing Blue Sky renewable
energy to match the power needs for the entire
Britt Festival season. The Blue Sky program gives
Oregon customers a simple choice to have a
sustainable impact. To sign up, visit the Blue Sky
booth or visit pacificpower.net/bluesky.

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what he has planned, but we’re looking
challenge. Now entering his third
forward to finding out! (August 5)
season as the Britt Orchestra’s music
For the second night, the orchestra
director, Abrams is challenging himself,
will perform Hindesmith’s Symphonic
the musicians from whom he will coax
Metamorphosis of Themes by Klaus Maria
each precious note, and the audience
von Weber, Brahms’ complex Piano
that we’re sure will fall under his spell. If
Concerto No. 1 (featuring pianist Jeremy
you anticipate a snoozy little symphony
Denk), and a personal favorite, Mozart’s
season under this summer’s stars, you
rousing Symphony No. 25. We must
haven’t been paying attention.
confess: we’ve encouraged (“bugged,”
Yup, the Britt’s classical season is upon
actually) the maestro to add a bit of
us! All across this and several other
Mozart to his programming, so we’ll
countries, world-class
take this opportunity to say
musicians are rosining
“Danke, sir.” (August 6)
bows, polishing brass,
A special Monday night
and practicing etudes
performance represents
in preparation for their
another first, as members
annual pilgrimage to
of the Oregon Shakespeare
Jacksonville. Because,
Festival will arrive at Britt
as the song says, it’s
to share songs from recent
“summertime, and the
OSF musicals, while the
living is”… Hmmm...
orchestra performs some
“Easy” might not be
Shakespeare-inspired
Teddy Abrams
the right word. “Exciting,”
melodies by Berlioz,
maybe, or “exhilarating.” But, like Tina
Tchaikovsky, and more. (August 8)
Turner, Maestro Abrams doesn’t do
If a challenge can rank with last year’s
much in the key of “nice and easy.”
unforgettable performance of Carmina
Instead, look forward to complex,
Burana, it must be the second weekend’s
rousing musical events. Like this year’s
ambitious staging of Mahler’s Symphony
Crater Lake Project.
No. 2. Once again, the Britt stage will be
What’s that, you ask? Thanks for the cue! crowded to capacity (and then some) as the
The weekend before the classical
Rogue Valley Chorale, and the Southern
season settles onto Britt Hill, forty Britt
Oregon Repertory Singers will join the
musicians, along with outstanding brass
orchestra, enhanced by soloists Celena
and percussion students from SOU,
Shafer and Lauren Eberwein. (August 13)
a 50-voice choir, and members of the
But wait—there’s more: the everKlamath Tribes’ Steiger Butte drum
popular Britt Symphony Pops night
group, will gather at the rim of Crater
(featuring singer/songwriter Halie Loren)
Lake. Under Abram’s direction, they’ll
(August 14); an evening of Prokofiev
perform the world premiere (written just
(performed by renowned pianist Yefim
for us) of Michael Gordon’s Crater LakeBronfman) and Copland (August 19); and
inspired Natural History. Nothing like
Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition,
this has ever happened at an American
plus a reprise of Gordon’s Natural
National Park. Abrams promises that
History, transplanted to our possibly
it will be the musical experience of a
less jaw-dropping, but equally beautiful
lifetime. We believe him. (July 29-30)
setting on Britt Hill. (August 20)
And then comes Opening Night on our
In a recent televised interview, Teddy
own Britt Hill. The full ninety-member
Abrams issued a personal challenge to
orchestra will perform compositions
viewers: “If you’ve never been to see an
by Zhurbin, Shostakovich (featuring
orchestra, come see the Britt Orchestra. It
violin soloist Ray Chen), Stravinsky,
will blow your mind.”
plus Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.
Well, what are you waiting for? You
Several years ago, you’ll recall, Peter
heard the man!
Bay conducted 1812 in the traditional
Paula and Terry each have long impressivemanner—punctuated by cannon fire. The
sounding resumes implying that they are
audience loved it, but startled neighbors
battle-scarred veterans of life within the
called 911, thinking World War III had
Hollywood studios. They’re now happily
broken out. This year, Abrams promises
relaxed into Jacksonville.
“human cannon sounds.” We’re not sure
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State of the Art Presence Art Center
by Hannah West, Southern Oregon Artists Resource

Ron Moore with
his photography at
Courthouse Grounds
After the recent passing of our dear
friend and artist member, photographer
Ron Moore, Ron’s wife, Dee, generously
donated a number of items to benefit
Art Presence Art Center. Included are
a collection of Ron’s photography in a
variety of sizes, beautiful photography
books, bins, a high director’s chair, and
much more. We will begin selling these
items in July, though details are not
finalized as of this writing. Please visit our
website, www.art-presence.org, for the latest.
Celebrate!—Art Presence Art Center’s
Celebrate! exhibit of member artwork
continues through July 31. The gallery is
full of eye-catching art, so don’t miss this
opportunity to see the latest creations by
our artist members!
Art Presence Offsite Exhibits
• Pioneer Village: “Elaine Witteveen:
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
through August 10. Nancy’s images,
digitally enhanced with many layers
of iPhone apps for a lovely artistic
flair, reveal a unique perspective on
the world around us.
• 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 a
visual commentary on modern life,
with a fair dose of humor.
What’s Happening Upstairs?—
Upstairs Office Closing Sale! We will
be clearing out our upstairs space with
a sale of desks, filing cabinets, paper,
folders, a solid wood table with 6 chairs,
miscellaneous office supplies and musical
instruments. This could be a great
opportunity for someone setting up an
office space to get some of the furnishings
and other supplies you need. The sale
will take place upstairs at Art Presence
on Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16,
from 8:00am to 3:00pm each day.
Figure Drawing Hiatus: Our Monday
afternoon life drawing studio is on hiatus
for the summer. We will resume life
drawing sessions in September.
Reserve our upstairs room for your
class, workshop or meeting! Contact
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by Rion Glynn, Agricultural Manager
Growing Food Without Irrigation
and Living History Days

Jacksonville

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nder the hot mid-day sun at
Hanley Farm, I find myself
challenged to stay cool during
the first 100 plus degree heatwave of
the summer. As I walk through the
garden, I am taken aback as I observe
that the plants surrounding me appear
to be unfazed by the heat. How does
this garden continue to thrive without
any irrigation amidst such extreme
temperatures?
Join us at Hanley Farm every
Thursday from 4:00-7:00pm and learn
about our shared history of growing
food in a way that is affordable, laborsaving, and requires little to no irrigation.
Living History Days, Saturday, July
16, 11:00am to Sunday, July 17, 4:00pm:
The Cascade Civil War Society will
hold an encampment and share their
characters and stories with visitors. Fire
off the canon if you dare!
Tour the Hanley Home and the Civil
War-era barn at the farm. Dress up in
costumes and take your vintage picture.
Enjoy stories of local pioneers told
by Marthanne Dedrick. Learn about
vegetable gardening practices of the era

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in comparison with those used today
in our no-till garden. Take part in a
scavenger hunt, as well as heritage games
and activities for children.
Food featuring specialties from the
Hanley gardens will be for sale.
House tours are $3. All proceeds will
support the Southern Oregon Historical
Society and the Cascade Civil War
Society. Cost: $8 for adults; $5 for SOHS
members and children.
Hanley Farm, owned and operated by
the Southern Oregon Historical Society,
is located at 1053 Hanley Road, between
Jacksonville and Central Point. For more,
please visit sohs.org.

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Pioneer Profiles: The McCullys ­­­– Part 1
When Opposites Attract…
by Carolyn Kingsnorth

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he story of Jane and John
When gold was discovered in Rich Gulch
McCully appears to have been
that winter, the McCullys joined the
one of opposites attracting. Jane
exodus of miners and fortune-seekers
has been described as “courageous,
heading to Southern Oregon.
valiant, dauntless, adventuresome, and
When the McCullys arrived in Table
plucky”—worthy virtues for a pioneer
Rock City (Jacksonville) in the spring of
lady and perhaps a partial reflection of
1852, Jane was one of two “respectable
her Scottish heritage. She was born in
females” in the newly-established gold
1824 in Alloway, Scotland, home to the
mining town of tents, shacks, a few
Scottish poet Robert Burns. When she
cabins, a trading post, and dozens of
was 11, she immigrated
saloons. The McCullys
with her family to
moved into a cabin not
America where they
far from the center of
settled first in New
town on property where
York, then in Indiana,
they would later build a
and eventually in Iowa.
permanent home.
Jane was well-educated,
John hung out his
and was teaching school
shingle, but there was
when she met John.
little demand for a
John Wilmer McCully
doctor. The miners were
was born in 1821
used to enduring pain
in St. George, New
and discomfort. Jane
Brunswick, Canada.
couldn’t fall back on
When he was one-yearteaching. Even with the
old, his family moved
arrival of another family,
to Ohio where John
there were no children to
Jane McCully
grew up. He too was
be taught. But Jane again
well-educated. When he
showed she could be
moved with his family
relied upon in a financial
to Iowa in 1844, he
crisis, tapping another
attended medical school
one of her skills.
and joined the practice
Jane baked. She baked
of an established
bread, cakes, and pies
local doctor. John was
which she sold for
well-mannered­—even
one dollar each. Since
gallant—but also
most miners’ diets
sensitive and indecisive.
consisted of beans and
Jane may have
bacon, they eagerly
mistaken the latter
bought everything she
trait for shyness and
could produce. Almost
enjoyed the “spice”
overnight, Jane had a
of their contrasting
thriving business.
John McCully
personalities. With
The next few years
education and ambition in common, they saw an influx of settlers, Table Rock
married in 1848. He was 27; she was 24.
City became Jacksonville, and John’s
Even before the discovery of gold
medical practice was finally in demand.
in 1849, people were fascinated by the
The couple began to prosper along with
western frontier. Gold and its promised
the town. Their son, James Cluggage
riches added to the lure. John may have
McCully, was born, named after one of
had some reasonable fears about the
the town founders. The baby was the
unknown along with a reluctance to
center of attention, and every miner
leave a growing medical practice, but
in the region considered himself a
Jane apparently overcame any objections
godfather. “The graceless little scamp
and provided the needed optimism.
was so spoiled it required years of
In 1851 they joined a wagon train that
Sunday school to straighten him out.”
included two of John’s brothers and
Soon thereafter, John began dabbling
started across the plains, arriving in
in real estate. He purchased land in
Oregon in the fall of that year. John’s
Jacksonville and became part owner of
brothers continued on to California, but
the El Dorado saloon and a local dairy.
with winter near at hand, and money
Having been indecisive and timid for so
and supplies exhausted, John and Jane
long, he suddenly blossomed out as a
stopped in Salem.
“bold speculator.” Although Jane may
Since they didn’t plan to stay, John
have advised caution, John apparently
saw little point in opening a practice.
decided that his subservient days were
Jane took the reins, teaching in a private
over—he would prove to Jane that he
school to support them through the
could be self-reliant, confident, and
winter and to acquire a little savings.
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Creating an exhibition is a thoughtful,
creative, intensive—and fun process. One
of the many challenges for the curator is
combining academic research with strong
visual components to tell the story so that
it’s both engaging and educational.
While curating my most recent
exhibition, Courage in the Golden Valley:
Southern Oregon Chinese History for the
Southern Oregon Historical Society, I
decided to incorporate archaeological
finds into the exhibition, as well. Doing
so helped correct bias and enhance the
story. Archaeology can fill-in absent
evidence, it can sometimes contradict
the written record, and through scientific
analysis, it can provide new information
invisible to the human eye (for example,
by correctly identifying types of materials
or trace minerals).
One way in which archaeology has
enhanced the story in Southern Oregon
is illustrated through the documents
created by Chinese migrants in
Jacksonville. Very few local documents
written by the Chinese migrants have
survived, leading many to believe that
the Chinese residents of Southern Oregon
were uneducated and could not write.
Only one known example survives in
Southern Oregon: a grocery order list in
the Peter Britt collection at the Southern
Oregon Historical Society.
However, the excavations done by the
Southern Oregon University Laboratory

of Anthropology in the Jacksonville
Chinese Quarter have uncovered
fragments of writing materials such
as one ink stone, slate pencils, a blueon-white Chinese porcelain water jar,
and fragments of a calligraphy brush.
These tools clearly indicate that Chinese
residents were creating their own
written record.
There are many possible reasons for
why the written record has not survived.
Chinese individuals may have taken
their writing with them when they left
Southern Oregon. Other Jacksonville
settlers may have decided that the
documents weren’t worth saving. While
the written documents do not exist, the
archaeological record fills in some of
those gaps.
Exhibiting these archaeological
fragments alongside museum objects
greatly enhanced the story. Placing
fragments of the actual tools used
by Chinese in proximity with a
document those tools may have created,
demonstrated that local Chinese
residents could and did write. The
writing implements may have inspired
visitors to think about their own
writing experience, helping them to
connect to the material. Incorporating
archaeology into exhibitions helped
visitors to see the larger story—about
the daily use and disposable objects
that made up our shared history.

Amy Drake is an independent museum contractor
based in Ashland who specializes in history exhibitions
and community engagement. Amy is also on the board
for the Oregon Museum Association and the Jackson
County Cultural Coalition. You can reach her at
amy.e.drake@gmail.com
You can reach SOULA by contacting Chelsea Rose
at rosec@sou.edu and follow SOULA on facebook/
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A BIG Thank You—Thank you with
sincere appreciation and gratitude to
everyone who was able to help with our
pre-Memorial Day Community Clean-up
of the cemetery grounds on Saturday,
May 21. It was wonderful and refreshing
to see a number of new faces helping out.
We had a great turn-out and so much
was accomplished: weed eating, vinca
vine and sweet pea pulled, and markers
brushed off. Fortunately the rains held
off until after all the piles were picked-up
and bagged. The clean-up was a big help
to our Cemetery Sexton Richard Shields
in preparing the cemetery grounds for the
Memorial Day holiday and all the visitors.
Flags and Our Memorial Day
Meet and Greet—Thank you to all
our volunteers who once again made
Memorial Day a special tribute to our
Veterans and those men and women
who are currently on active duty. On
Saturday, May 28, volunteers Neil and
Beverly Smith, Susan White, Bill and
Debbie Miller, Tony and Joan Hess, Dan
Kaylin and Betsy Sharp placed flags on
over 360 grave sites of those Veterans
who rest in the Jacksonville Cemetery.
Thank you to Kathy Waltz, Joan Hess
and Betsy Sharp for joining Mary and me
on both Sunday, May 29 and Monday,
May 30 greeting families and visitors and
helping them find gravesite locations,
and spending time talking with families
about their loved ones. It really is a
special and meaningful way to spend the
Memorial Day Holiday. Also, thank you
to all of you who took the time to come
by and visit and share some time with us.
JULY EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:
History Saturday, Saturday, July 9 at
10:00am—Join us for a talk and walking
tour when our topic will be "The Law:
Judges, Lawyers and maybe a Sheriff or
Two," presented by Docents Ellen Martin,
Robert Hight and Gail Nicholson. We
suggest wearing comfortable walking
shoes, a hat and sunscreen. Meet your
docents at the top of the Cemetery Road

where you will find parking available.
History Saturday in the Cemetery is
presented on the second Saturday of
each month, May through September 10,
and features new topics each month. No
advance reservations are required and
the tour is free. Donations are always
appreciated and help support the work
of the Friends of Jacksonville's Historic
Cemetery, a Jacksonville-based nonprofit organization.
Evening Cemetery Stroll in the
Jacksonville Cemetery, Tuesday, July
12 at 6:30pm—Take an after-dinner
stroll in the cemetery grounds with
the Friends of Jacksonville's Historic
Cemetery on the second Tuesday of the
month through August 9.
Our July tour, with Docents Lynn
Ransford and Anne Peugh, will be in the
Masonic Section of the Cemetery. Be sure
to wear comfortable walking shoes for
this 90-minute tour. Meet your docents at
the top of the Cemetery Road where you
will find parking available. No advance
reservations are required and there is no
charge for this program. Donations are
appreciated and help support the work of
the FOJHC.
Marker Cleaning Workshop, Saturday,
July 16, at 9:00am—Join us for a fun and
easy volunteer project of cleaning markers
in the cemetery. Workshops are held on
the third Saturday of every month April
through September starting at 9:00am
until 12 noon. We meet at the Sexton's
Tool House at the top of the Cemetery
Road where parking is available. All the
necessary tools and supplies are provided
along with instructions on proper and safe
cleaning procedures. Dress for this handson project as you may get a little wet!
Please visit our website at: www.
friendsjvillecemetery.org for complete details
on these and other cemetery events and
activities or call 541 826-9939 with questions.
Thank you for your continued
interest, support and help in caring for
Jacksonville's Pioneer Cemetery.

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Jacksonville Dam

City Snapshot: The Dam, Parking, Budgets
and More… Oh My!

Mayor Paul Becker

Kacie Garner and her Band du Pays Swing!
July 4, 2016, 1-2pm on the New City Hall lawn
Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
An announcement for all citizens!
We hereby proclaim an event to celebrate
our country’s independence on July 4th.
A concert to take place on the lawn of our
New City Hall from 1:00-2:00pm.
The concert will be performed by the
renowned artistes extraordinaire…Kacie
Garner and her Band du Pays Swing!
Chairs will be provided. You may bring
picnic baskets and lawn blankets… but no
grog. (It is forbidden by municipal code.)

Band du Pays Swing is a five piece Ashland, Oregon-based swing band featuring playful,
danceable renditions of jazz classics from the 1920s through the 1980s set in an East
Coast Swing style. We’re fronted by the wonderfully skillful vocalist Kacie Garner, and
feature Merrill Smith on bass and vocals, Tony Brussat on guitar and vocals, Stephen
Gagné on saxes, clarinet and keyboards, and Bryan Jeffs on drums.

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.

City Council, June 7—In one of its
lengthiest meetings in months, Council
approved a contract to remove the
Jacksonville Dam, located just west
of town in the city watershed. After
receiving 4 bids, Council awarded a
$73,000 removal contract to KOGAP.
City Administrator Jeff Alvis noted that
the contract was almost $130,000 lower
than anticipated and that estimates over
the years for the work had reached as
high as $850,000. The dam removal work
is required by the State of Oregon to
comply with environmental requirements
for waterway and wildlife habitat.
After nearly an hour of discussion,
Council reached a compromise and
voted to approve the creation/dedication
of a private, residential parking spot in
front of a new residence being built at
225 N. Oregon Street. After a hearing
on the matter, and despite a previous
recommendation by the Parking
Committee to create two spots in the
public right-of-way for private use,
Council opted for one spot. In other
“parking” news, Council unanimously
voted to accept the Parking Committee’s
recommendation to eliminate “Bus-Only”
parking at the rear of the Courthouse
and to establish 6, new “City-Use 1-Hour
Only” spots in the location.
Council approved a resolution to
refer the “Rogue Valley Heritage
District” to the voters in the November
General Election. By joining the
district, Jacksonville joins nearly all
other Jackson County cities in the
effort to establish a permanent funding
solution for a myriad of history-related
entities including the Southern Oregon
Historical Society and Jacksonville’s
own Historic Jacksonville, Inc.
In preparation for Utility Clerk Beverly
Smith's retirement in late 2016, the
Council backed a staff recommendation

to hire Stacey Pittman as a part-time
employee who will train to assume Bev’s
role. Pittman is highly qualified and was
described by Treasurer McNichols as “an
excellent addition to the city team!”
Budget News – Fire Surcharge to
Increase by $4 on August 1—The annual
2016-17 City budget was approved by
Council, amounting to $9,683,399 plus
an Urban Renewal budget of $480,791
for a combined $10,164,190 budget. The
city budget is balanced per state law
and includes all newly-negotiated labor
contracts for personnel. Although the
General Fund is in decent shape this year,
staff and council are aware that the city
will need to implement a plan beginning
next year to strengthen its financial
condition by partially funding the Police
Department. One plan being floated for
Police funding is a new tax levy which
would go to a public vote sometime in
2017-18. At this time, the City has started
a Buildable Lands Inventory to determine
how many commercial and residential
building lots are now available, to then
determine if the city needs to expand
its Urban Growth Boundary. In order
to sustain 24/7 funding for the Fire
Department for the next few years,
the budget reflects a $35 surcharge, an
increase of $4 from the existing $31 fee.
Council voted to increase the surcharge
at its 6/7/16 meeting—effective August
1, the increase will be reflected on city
water bills. Per an adopted Ordinance
in 2014, the base water rate will be
increased by an additional $1 this year,
with the added funding used to offset
increases in water delivery and storage
infrastructure. In Urban Renewal Budget
highlights, due to a strong position and
planning, the city will begin looking at
paying off the loan for Urban Renewal
Projects early, including the restoration
of the Courthouse.

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

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

May 16 to June 13, 2016
Call Type – Total Calls
911 Hang-Up - 1
Alarm - 9
Animal Complaint - 5
Assault - 1
Assist - Other Gov't/Law
Enforcement Agencies - 87
Assist Public - 10
Assist Medical - 3
Bar Check - 1
City Ordinance - 10
Criminal Mischief (Vandalism) - 1
Harassment - 1
Hit & Run - 1
House Check - 110

Larceny - Theft - 2
Motor Vehicle Collision - 3
Noise - 5
Parking Complaint - 2
Property Lost/Found - 6
Recovered Stolen Vehicle for
Other Agency - 1
Sudden Death - 1
Suspicious - 9
Traffic/Roads - Other - 2
Trespass - 1
Unauthorized Entry in Motor
Vehicle - 3

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

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

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ooking at a roster of Chamber
members, I am amazed at the
number and variety of businesses
we have in town and the surrounding area.
As a town of around 2,800 people, I hope
residents realize just
how lucky we are.
Most towns our
size have several
places to eat—not
a selection of 16,
each offering
diverse cuisine and
price points. We
also have many
service providers right in town, too—
dentists, financial advisors, veterinarians,
chiropractors and physical therapists,
three banks, and a nice grocery store.
And a variety of retail shops to boot.
Having grown up in Kansas, I am all
too familiar with the trend for many
small towns like Jacksonville that
continue to decline with the business
communities fading away as residents
are drawn to the closest urban area to
access shopping and services. So I find
it refreshing to see such a vibrant trade
here in our small town.
A significant portion of our business
community is focused on out-of-town
visitors. These visitors can be Medford
residents coming in for a meal or some
shopping, or visitors from further away
who are staying overnight.
Regardless of where they come from,
these visitors help a variety of businesses
thrive, and they therefore benefit us
as residents because those businesses
wouldn’t be here otherwise. Even though

you may not rely on some of the local
businesses for your daily needs, it is
appropriate to realize how we all benefit
from their existence in our town. A vibrant
downtown core keeps property values
higher, as well.
When people
are visiting
Jacksonville, they
cherish the small
town atmosphere.
It is a combination
of the charming,
well-preserved
buildings along
with the walkability of town and the
main ingredient—the friendliness and
courtesy residents convey.
Having authentic interactions with
local residents is a key element in making
a visit to Jacksonville memorable. Being
greeted with a smile and a “Good
Morning” and possibly directions to the
trolley stop and other points of interest
make visitors feel welcome. But many
visitors find it more rewarding to talk
to residents about their experience
living here or to get the local spin on
restaurants or wineries. You don’t need
to be an expert on the area to share your
own experiences and therefore to help
the businesses in return.
We appreciate your continued support
of the businesses in town and our
Chamber members.
You can find a roster of members
at jacksonvilleoregon.com/chamberinfo/ along with more information on
Chamber membership.
Photo by Dom Campanella

Community Center Communiqué

News Updates on the Jacksonville Community
Center by Jeanena Whitewilson

“You Are Invited”
OPEN HOUSE ~ BUILD THE DREAM
July 27th, 5:00-7:00pm @ Sampson House & Cedar Garden
All are welcome, Neighbors, Businesses, Organizations and Clubs
Family/children’s activities
CELEBRATE Jacksonville Community Center’s success
BUILDING PLANS revealed
WALK the larger property
WATERCOLOR PAINTING
Rendition of the new building’s entry by Anne Brooke
MUSIC
Trip Meter Band’s Ken Snoke and Cliff Beneventi
On the Other Side of Life music by Rick Patsche
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hillsides, vineyards are planted on all
kinds of topography in countless wine
regions around the world. While wine
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settings are as strikingly beautiful as the
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In what Sunset Magazine called “Wine
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Jacksonville Art Events
July 2016!
Art Presence Art Center!
Celebrate!!

Now–July 31: Our fabulous
Celebrate! show of member
artworks continues through
July 31. There will be no
reception this month due to
the Fourth of July holiday.!

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 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.

Beekman Bank
"Behind the Counter" Tours
Friday-Monday, 11:00am-4:00pm

Office Closing Sale! !

We’re clearing out our upstairs
space with a sale of desks, filing
cabinets, paper, folders, a solid
wood table with 6 chairs, miscellaneous office supplies and
musical instruments. A great
opportunity for someone setting
up an office space to get some of the furnishings and other
supplies you need. Sale takes place Friday, July 15 and
Saturday, July 16 from 8am–3pm both days.!

More Art Presence Shows:!
Pioneer Village: !
Elaine Witteveen Retrospective!

Final exhibition of works by the late
Elaine Witteveen continues through
August 19.!

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

!

Medford Library: Paintings by Zoe
West - Show of acrylic paintings
continues through August.!

Right: “Blue Sky,” Zoe West!

Life Drawing Studio!

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

Jacksonville Trolley Tours
JULY 2016 Events Calender • More at JacksonvilleReview.com
• Last Tuesday of the month, 11:00am-Noon:
Live Music at Food & Friends. Meals
$2.75 for Seniors 60 and over. S. Oregon Street next to
GoodBean. Call 541-899-7492 for information.
• Thursdays, 4:00-7:00pm: thursday
Evenings at hanley farm. Learn about
our shared history of growing food. p 11

Art Presence Art Center is a nonprofit organization
located at 206 N. Fifth St., next to Jacksonville’s historic
courthouse. Gallery hours: 11am–5pm every Fri–Sun.!
art-presence.org!

GoodBean Coffee!

July 1–31:
!
Wildlife paintings &
photography by Lara Strazdas!

Jacksonville resident Lara Strazdas
specializes in painting realistic
wildlife, nature and fantasy
subjects in a variety of mediums.
She originally used photography
to capture reference images for her
paintings; eventually it became its
own art form. She uses her art and
images to share her passion for the beauty of this Earth
and ALL its inhabitants, as well as to educate and inspire
others about the vital connections between ourselves and
this living planet we call home. View more of Lara’s art
and images at www.wildfxstudio.com!
165 South Oregon Street ~ 541-899-8740!

South Stage Cellars!

• Friday, July 15, 7:00pm: movie night at
old city hall, "The Westerner." p 21
• Saturday, July 16, 9:00am-noon: cemetery
marker cleaning and workshop. p 14

• Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm: "rock the river"
beach concert series at red lily
vineyards. See schedule p 35

• Saturday, July 16, 9:00am-11:00am: beekman
arboretum nature walk & cleanup, meet at Beekman House parking lot. p 6

• Fridays, 6:00-9:00pm: edenvale winery's
summer music series. p 21

• Saturday to Sunday, July 16, 11:00am to July 17,
4:00pm: living history days, Cascade Civil
War Society at Hanley Farm. p 11

• Friday-Monday, 11:00am-4:00pm: beekman
bank "behind the counter" tours.
Through September 5, 2016. p 6
!

• Tuesday, July 12, 6:30-8:00pm: EVENING
cemetery STROLL. p 14

• Sundays, June 5-October 16, 10:00am-2:00pm:
!
jacksonville
farmers market,
New City Hall Grounds. p 5
• Monday, July 4, 1:00-2:00pm: band du pays
swing concert, New City Hall lawn. p 15
• Friday, July 8, 7:30pm: jacksonville
haunted history walk. One hour walk
leaves from Visitors Center at Oregon & C Streets.
Limited to first 15 people! p 12
• Saturday, July 9, 10:00-11:30am: history
saturday in jacksonville
cemetery, "The Law: Judges, Lawyers and maybe a
Sheriff or Two.” p 14
• Saturday-Monday, July 9-11: storytelling
guild's annual children's
festival, Britt Festival Grounds. p 24
• Sunday, July 10, 9:00am: ata hike to mt.
elijah. p 26

June 30–August 11: !
Photography by Adam Bickel!

• Saturday, July 16, noon-4:00pm: history
saturday at beekman house, "Travel
in the Victorian Age." p 12
• Monday, July 18, 8:30am: guided forest park
hike, Jacksonville's Forest Park. p 27
• Saturday, July 23, Noon, 1:30pm & 3:00pm:
beekman house living history,
"Time Travel to 1932!" p 12
• Saturday & Sunday, July 23 & 24, 10:00am-6:00pm:
william henry show at carefree
buffalo. p 5 & 36
• Wednesday, July 27, 5:00-7:00pm: open house
for new community center, Sampson
House and Cedar Garden, 160 E Main Street. p 16
• Friday, July 29, 4:00-6:00pm: old fashion
fair at pioneer village. p 11
• Friday & Saturday, July 29 & 30: britt
orchestra at crater lake
national park. p 9 and brittfest.org

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“I attempt to achieve in my landscape photographs a
justice to the image that the scene itself would want to
convey if it could. I see photographing trees, which I love
to do, as taking a portrait that it could not take of itself."
~Adam Bickel !

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South Stage Cellars welcomes the return of photographer
Adam Bickel and his collection of nature images. Meet the
artist and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine
tasting and live music at an artist reception on Saturday,
July 16 from 5:30-8pm. Learn more about Adam and his
work at adambickel.com!
125 South Third Street ~ 541-899-9120!

Featured Website by Hannah West Design!

Completed in June,dabarstudio.com
is the website of deaf artist Dawn
Barnett, who showed her gorgeous
encaustics and wood carvings at
GoodBean Coffee in 2011. In the
process she got a new logo, which we
adapted from one of the “deaf
hieroglyphics” characters in her art.
Call Hannah to discuss your own
website, logo, or graphic design!
www.hannahwestdesign.com!

www.soartists.com

Website & Art Event Calendar by
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A Cup of Conversation
by Michael Kell

We Know Nothing…Yet

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couple thousand years ago,
a contributing writer to the
world’s best-selling book
penned, “If any man thinks he knows
anything, he knows not yet what he ought
to know.” ¹ I think we’re learning that
unfettered access to information is
inversely proportional to knowing the
truth about anything. Speed and ease of
acquiring limitless data only increases
the probability of being fooled, so what
have we gained exactly? A generation of
young people with the world’s library
a click away yet vastly less equipped to
deal with life than ever before. Welcome
to the 21st century.
I’m continually overwhelmed by the
deluge of information flooding my soul
every day and convinced our generation
is not mankind’s finest hour. If I could
raise kids again
I’d kill the
television, teach
them by day
classical math,
non-revisionist
world history,
pre-Darwinian
hard science,
American civics
and English
literature.
They would do
homework by candlelight and kerosene
lantern. Reading prose and journaling
would be like breathing. Nature would
be a tutor and critical thinking a constant
companion. By mid-teens any kid with an
average intelligence quotient would be
far more capable with greater mental and
emotional balance than the very best our
universities currently produce. At fifteen,
I’d give them a computer with plenty of
band-width and watch them change the
world. The television would stay dead.
We’ve been employing young people
for almost thirty years. Just a couple of
decades ago the boys and girls worked
shoulder to shoulder in terms of initiative
and focus. The girls always had the
feminine touch, making customers
feel welcome and special which is the
secret sauce in relational health as
well as retail coffee. Today, however,
the girls work circles around the boys
and still have the secret sauce. What
happened? I’ll tell you what happened.
Male adolescents became the Game Boy
generation, spending their formative
years in virtual reality. Now, without

continual digital stimulation, the boys
are largely distracted and lost to the
bigger picture of how the real world
works. Unfortunately, with the advent of
smartphones, the girls are beginning to
go the way of the lost boys. Thank you,
Steve Jobs. If you don’t believe me, go
to the mall and ask a public high-school
graduate to count back change. Of course
there are exceptions to the new normal,
especially in our employ, but see if I’m
not imagining things.
I’m not anti-tech but see the
troublesome harvest of new technology
in the bitter fruits of disillusionment,
weakness of mind, and unpreparedness
for the harsher reality life brings. A
harshness of reality, by the way, that
never changes with time. The tech-age
was supposed to bring answers to the
problems of
the world but
has only made
us able to do
more in less
time but far
less well. The
world is still
hungry, sick,
and largely
poor. Take a
tour of any
big innercity and see just how far we’ve come in
the progressive evolution of the Great
Society. I read somewhere mankind is
doubling knowledge every six years
now. I’m not sure how that’s measured
but fairly certain nobody can keep up so
where will this leave us? The answer is
very vulnerable.
Parents teach your kids to think, not
compute. Require them to explore the
classics in literature and philosophy to
discover how the mind worked before
social media, Xbox and cable. Reveal the
life changing secret of compound interest
and the scourge of debt. Show them how
authentic charity is counter-intuitive to
anything human knowledge can conjure
up. Most importantly, ground them in
the spiritual truths of creation that nature
makes self-evident.² Lastly, have them
drop off a resume.
¹ 1 Corinthians 8:2 ² Romans 1:20
Michael is a coffee entrepreneur and
sometimes author living in the Rogue Valley
with his lovely wife Mary. Please check out
Michael’s blog page for more articles on the
small town life experience at wordperk.com.

EdenVale Winery’s
EVENTS IN JULY
Fourth of July Weekend: We have a
family-friendly 4th of July menu and great
places to gather. Open Monday the 4th until
6:00 p.m.
Summer Music Series: Every Friday night
from 6 to 9:00 p.m.
Sign up at our winery Instagram and Twitter
for the latest updates for family fun activities at
the Winery. We have popsicles, lawn games
and the occasional slip and slide. Enjoy our
big vineyard lawn during the long dog days of
summer.

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

Explore the
Southern Oregon
Wine Scene!

The Summer 2016 issue is available NOW
at your favorite wineries & tasting rooms!
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Why Do I Need Title Insurance?
BROKER

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2421 Old Military Road, Central Point
4 BR | 4 BA | 4829 SF | 7.01 Acres
• Amazing views of the entire valley
• 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 &
Subzero fridge/freezer
• 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,
sport court, fire pit, accessory buildings & much more!
• MLS # 2964015

Craftsman Farmhouse & Hobby Farm

$799,000

3667 Livingston Rd, Central Point
5 BR | 5.5 BA | 5,188 SF | 2.98 Acres
• 4 BR/4/5 BA Main House
• Island Kitchen w/ Stainless Appliances
• Main Level Master: FP, Office, WI Closet & WI Shower
• Potential 2 Family Set Up
- Guest Wing | +2 BR | Open LR & Kitchen | BA | Laundry
• Gated Entry, Fenced Acreage, In-Ground Pool
• 2 Car Attached Garage, Separate Garage/Workshop
• Adjacent Parcel Available for $235k (MLS#2965530)
• MLS # 2965529

Heart of Jacksonville

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$965,000

$499,000

670 Old Stage Road, Jacksonville

640 Carriage Lane, Jacksonville

5 BR | 3.5 BA | 3614 SF | 2.56 Acres

4 BR | 2.5 BA | 2259 SF | .19 Acres

• 5 br/3-1/2 ba w/ potential 2 family setup
• Chef’s custom kitchen w/ huge island,
stainless appliances, & pantry
• Master suite w/ office, vaulted ceilings & walk in closet
• Amazing views from almost every room
• 2.5 irrigated fenced acres w/ EFU zoning
• Greenhouse, potting shed, chicken coop,
garden areas, orchard, & much more
• Income producing w/ separate commercial kitchen,
farmstand, & blueberry farm
• MLS # 2964782

• 4 br/2-1/2 ba & office
• Chef’s kitchen w/ granite counters, stainless appliances,
& walk in pantry
• Open kitchen, dining & family room overlooking pool
• Master suite w/ walk in closet & remodeled spa bath
• In-ground pool, spacious patio, & pergola
• Professional low maintenance landscaping
• Close to Jacksonville Elementary
• MLS #2964951

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by Sandy J. Brown

question that comes up
continuously in real estate
transactions is—“What is title
insurance for and why do I need it?”
Title insurance is important because it
protects buyers of real estate and lenders
against any property loss
or damage they might
experience because of
liens, encumbrances or
defects in the title to a
property. You can't tell
by looking at a property
and the current deed
whether the title is good.
For all you know, the people you bought
the house from might have gotten a
second mortgage on the property two
days before closing, or neglected to
pay a $5,000 special assessment for the
new sewer. Maybe the swimming pool
is located right on the gas company's
easement for underground lines. Perhaps
the prior owner decided not to tell you
that her ex-husband has a lien that is a
claim on the property for repayment of
debt. Specifically, title insurance protects
against claims from defects. Defects are
things such as another person claiming
an ownership interest, improperlyrecorded documents, fraud, forgery,
liens, encroachments, easements and
other items that are specified in the
insurance policy. Buyers and lenders
need title insurance in order to be insured
against various possible title defects. The
buyer, seller and lender all benefit from
issuance of title insurance. Different than
other types of insurance, a title insurance
policy insures a property against events
that occurred in the past and the people
who owned it, for a one-time payment
paid at the close of the escrow.
Just as health insurance companies
refuse to insure people with a history
of medical problems, title insurance
companies refuse to insure properties

with a history of legal uncertainties.
Accordingly, the title examiner looks
through the records and identifies any
potential problems, such as an unpaid tax
assessment or a neighbor's easement for
right-of-way. The examiner then issues
a preliminary report,
which lists these defects
and informs you of any
problems that the seller
must correct prior to
closing. If the company
isn't willing to cover a
particular matter and
the seller can't or won't
correct it, you have a choice whether to
live with the problem or bow out of the
deal. If a title insurer refuses to write the
policy at all, you can bet that the seller
can’t give you good title.
After the sale or loan is closed and the
transaction completed, a policy is issued
detailing the encumbrances that remain
in effect. These encumbrances have been
accepted by the Buyer and/or lender
involved in the transaction and may
include the new financing encumbrances
as well as other exceptions like
covenants, conditions and restrictions or
utility easements.
An Owner’s policy is issued for the
full purchase price and is typically paid
for by the Seller. An Owner’s policy is,
in effect, up to the amount of the policy
until the property is sold and title is
passed to new purchasers.
A Lender’s policy is issued to the new
lender for the amount of the new loan
and is typically paid for by the Buyer
or borrower. The Lender’s policy is in
effect until the loan is paid in-full and the
obligation released.
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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Social Security Income and Budgeting
for Retirement
by Steve Yungen & Jeff Blum, Jones & Associates

A

s investment advisors and
insurance agents, questions we
are asked by clients are:
• When can I retire?
• Do I have enough money to retire?
• If I stop working, how will I replace
that lost income?
• How long will my money last?
The answer to these questions can
depend on many factors. Creating a
budget by writing down a list of your
current expenses, your anticipated future
expenses and a list of income sources is
one of the ways to determine the answers.
‘Have to’ expenses: Make a list of
monthly expenses that you absolutely
“must have.” That list might include for
example your monthly rent/mortgage,
cost of utilities, food and clothing, health
insurance, loan payments and incidental
expenses for items that you “must have.”
‘Want to’ expenses: Make a list of
monthly expenses (estimates) of things or
activities that you want above and beyond
those items that you “must have.”
What will be the source of your income?
Will you have sources of income, such as
Social Security, pensions and/or annuity
income distributions? Will you have other
sources of income, such as rental income
and/or investment income?
Now, put the numbers together.
Ideally, your fixed sources of income
will meet or exceed your ‘have to’ list of
expenses. If not, then you may have to
make some adjustments to expenses and/
or income.
Will you outlive your money? The age
you begin your Social Security benefit
can affect the amount of the benefit
you receive, but Social Security income
is designed to continue for as long as
you live. Income from an annuity may
be guaranteed for as long as you live.

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However, that guarantee is based on the
claims paying ability of the insurer.
Careful planning and proper allocation
of assets may be key to the retirement
income puzzle. Our team can help guide
you and develop an income plan for your
retirement.
Investment Advisory services offered through Jones &
Associates Premier Financial Solutions, LLC a Registered
Investment Advisor in the State of Oregon. Insurance
products and services are offered through Jones & Associates
Premier Insurance Solutions, Jones & Associates Premier
Financial Solutions, LLC and Jones & Associates Premier
Insurance Solutions are affiliated companies.
Jones & Associates Premier Financial Solutions, LLC
and Jones & Associates Premier Insurance Solutions are
not affiliated with or endorsed by the Social Security
Administration or any government agency.
Jeff Blum and
Steve Yungen (both
‘Baby Boomers’), at
Jones and Associates
Premier Financial
Solutions in Medford
have the tools and
the expertise to
help you make the
important decisions
to maximize your Social Security income.
Together, they are presenting Social Security
planning workshops to help others optimize
income in retirement. See ad this page.

On Money & More:
You Have a Baby! Now What?
by Erich & Matt Patten, Cutler Investment Group

W

e are celebrating this month
at Cutler! A few weeks ago,
Jenny LeRoy, whom many
of you know in our Jacksonville office,
welcomed a baby girl. Congrats, Jenny!
We are happy to have a new baby in the
Cutler “family.” This gives us a chance
to ask for our readers the question new
parents frequently ask: “How should I
save for college?”
Saving for college can be a daunting
task for new parents. With so many
new expenses, college seems like
an expense far-removed from your
present-day challenges. However,
just as retirement seems like a distant
reality, eventually it does come. As the
Boy Scouts say, “Be Prepared!”
Speaking of retirement, there is one
thing we would like to emphasize
before discussing education savings
plans. Your 401(k) is the first place we
advise most individuals to save. The
benefits to saving through a 401(k) plan
are numerous:
1. Contributions are deducted from
your taxable income
2. Funds grow in a tax-deferred
manner
3. Employers often have a match,
contributing dollar for dollar
alongside your deposits (up to a
certain amount)
4. With regard to saving for education,
we would add the following
benefits:
5. You probably can’t borrow to fund
your retirement, but many student
loans are available
6. Retirement account assets typically
don’t count against financial aid
eligibility (with exceptions)
Did you know that if you leave your
current employer, that you can roll
your 401(k) into an IRA? IRA assets can
be withdrawn for education expenses
without an early withdrawal penalty
(but Traditional IRA withdrawals are
recognized as taxable income). While
you don’t receive the employer match of
a 401(k), if you are eligible to make IRA
contributions (check with your CPA)
this may be a great vehicle for future
education expenses. According to the
IRS, penalty-exempt expenses from an
IRA are “tuition, fees, books, supplies,
and equipment required for enrollment
or attendance at an eligible educational
institution.”
The most popular vehicle to save for
education expenses, though, is probably

a 529 plan. A 529 plan is an investment
program sponsored by individual States,
(such as Oregon) each with their own
structure and benefits. A key benefit for
the Oregon plan is a state income tax
deduction for contributions. If you are
an Oregon resident and use a plan from
another state, you likely won’t be able
to take advantage of this benefit. Why
are 529 plans popular? One advantage
is that 529 plans are often funded
by relatives, such as a grandparent.
Grandparents aren’t eligible to fund
someone else’s 401(k), but can help to
grow college savings tax free through
529 plans. If the beneficiary doesn’t
use the assets in the plan, the account
holder can assign a new beneficiary for
the same assets if desired. Additionally,
529 plans often have favorable cost
structures that can make investing
very efficient. The simplicity of this
approach is often attractive to investors
just starting out. Finally, 529 plans
are portable, meaning the assets can
be used for public or private college
expenses in any state your child would
like to attend.
We are strong advocates of
contributing to your 401(k) as much as
possible. For most investors, this is the
best way to grow your nest egg, while
maintaining options for other uses
down the road. But, if you are already
maximizing your retirement account
contributions or you have a relative who
would like to help out, other savings
vehicles might be advantageous. Give us
a call if you want to learn more!
Cutler Investment Group does not
provide tax advice. Always consult
your CPA to understand tax impacts
of contributions or withdrawals in
qualified and non-qualified accounts.
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subject to change without notification.
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The Literary Gardender
by Rhonda Nowak

How Plants Deal with Heat

“Heat, ma’am! It was so dreadful here that I found there was nothing left for it but to take off
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everend Sydney Smith (17711845) was an English humorist
and writer who became a
clergyman because his family didn’t
approve of his first occupational choice,
which was to practice law. Too bad,
a comedic attorney would have been
refreshing. No matter, Smith’s off-the-cuff
witticisms so delighted his parishioners
that his sermons drew standing-roomonly crowds.
With his complaints about the heat, I
wonder if Rev. Smith would have found
humor in World Naked Gardening Day?
Inaugurated in 2005, gardening in the buff
is celebrated internationally on the first
Saturday of May. Be sure to mark your
calendars for 2017 if you missed it this year.
Gardening naked is certainly a way
to beat the heat of July, but think of the
sunburns! Better yet, gardeners can work
during relatively cool mornings and
evenings. What about our plants, though?
How do they cope with summer’s high
temperatures, and how can we help our
plants stay healthy when it’s hot?
Most garden plants tolerate summer
temperatures up to 90-degrees F. Plants
become stressed when temperatures
rise higher—the longer the hot spell, the
more stressed they become. Like people,
the weakened state makes plants more
vulnerable to disease; insects are also
more likely to attack weakened plants.
In addition, excessive heat shuts
down crucial plant processes. One is
transpiration, a major mechanism for
plants to dispel internal heat by releasing
water vapor through their leaves. People
perspire, dogs pant, plants transpire.
Extreme temperatures trigger leaf
pores, called stomata, to close, which
interrupts transpiration and causes
internal leaf temperatures to rise
still more. In essence, plants become
feverish. Plant temperatures around
115-degrees F. result in tissue die-off. At
the same time, stomata closure prevents
the plant from photosynthesizing.
Heat damage to plants is most
prevalent on hot, windy days when
moisture evaporates from leaves faster
than the plant can absorb water from
the soil through its roots. Of course, soil
dries out more quickly in hot weather,
and this makes the problem even worse.
Shallow-rooted and container plants are
particularly susceptible to heat injury,
whereas drought-tolerant plants have
developed adaptations to absorb water
quickly, lose water slowly, or both.
Plants show the first sign of heat
stress by wilting. Sun-scorched leaves
turn dry and brown at the tips or
edges first. Sunburned leaves, stems

and fruit develop bleached-out areas.
Many vegetables, including tomatoes,
peppers, and squash, won’t set fruit
when temperatures reach past 90-degrees
F. Their flowers and immature fruit
will drop off as the plant switches into
survival mode.
Key to keeping garden plants healthy
during hot weather in July is providing
enough moisture to the soil—perhaps
even twice as much as is normally
needed (which is about 1 inch of water
a week or 65 gallons per 100 square
feet.) Although daily watering may be
necessary, it’s most important to water
deeply so moisture reaches the plant’s
root zone about 6 inches down. Keep in
mind that some fruits and vegetables will
behave badly by splitting if the soil is
thoroughly saturated after it has become
very dry. Drip irrigation is usually the
best method for providing consistently
even and deep moisture to garden plants.
The best location for raised beds is
oftentimes the eastern side of property
where the plants enjoy some afternoon
shade. Otherwise, during hot spells it
will be necessary to provide shade by
setting up screens or umbrellas, or by
using 30-40 percent shade cloth or a
lightweight floating row cover. Using
these measures of heat protection can
reduce plant temperatures by 20 degrees,
but be sure to secure shade covers against
wind and position them high enough to
allow airflow around the plants.
Mulching around the root zone of
garden plants is another way to retain
moisture, plus mulch cuts down on
weeds that compete for water and
nutrients. The downside of mulch is
that it, too, absorbs water; also, the
bane of my summer gardening life—the
voraciously hungry earwig—considers
mulch a five-star hotel.
In 2015, Jackson County residents
confronted 19 days in July when
temperatures rose above 90 degrees;
chances are good that we’ll have just as
many, if not more, hot days this summer.
So, gardeners, let’s put on our hat,
sunscreen, and insect repellent, and bring
a bottle of water for ourselves, and go
cool-off our thirsty garden plants. As the
Rev. Sydney Smith preached,
“It is the greatest of all mistakes to do
nothing because you can only do little—
do what you can.”
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/.

Kiwanis Club Honors Ruch Elementary Students
in Terrific Kids Program
On Friday, June 10th, the Jacksonville
Kiwanis awarded TERRIFIC KIDS
certificates and pins to 24 students at
Ruch Elementary School. The kids also
received nice piggy banks donated by
the Jacksonville branch of Umpqua Bank
and free bowling coupons
from Roxy Ann Lanes in
Medford. TERRIFIC stands
for Thoughtful, Enthusiastic,
Respectful, Responsible,
Inclusive, Friendly, Capable
Kids. This program
teaches students how to
set and achieve goals, how
to persevere, connects
kids with mentors, and
encourages peer mentoring.
It also assists students

in attaining developmental assets, or
important life skills, to better prepare them
for the future.
Kiwanis members Dave Wilson and
Charlie Johnson were there to present the
awards to these enthusiastic students.

The Weed Wrangler

WE GET WEEDS & PESTS
UNDER CONTROL!

by Bob Budesa

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Is “Weed” a Weed?

ell, here
we are,
in a
place where 20-30 years ago, we thought
we’d never be. Six to eight foot tall fences
sprouting up like…well..weeds, hiding
the nefarious smelly culprit thought to be
the kindergarten version or gateway drug
leading small, unsuspecting children into
dark alleys, opium dens, and gangster
hide-outs. Now we have billboards along
the interstates, television commercials,
and magazine advertisements boldly
describing locations where one might
purchase WEED.
Cannabis, Marijuana, Weed, MaryJane, Pot, Hemp, Grass, Bud—it’s all the
same. Or is it?
Cannabis is an annual, dioecious,
erect herb found in many tropical
and humid parts of the world. While
originally cultivated centuries ago for
its narcotic effects, hemp was grown for
the manufacture of rope. Now, its use
throughout the world is fourth behind
alcohol, caffeine, and tobacco.
For decades, the scientific community
has debated the issue of taxonomy,
or whether or not there are more than
one species of cannabis. After all that
time, three distinct species based on
morphology, aroma, and subjective
psychoactive characteristics were
recognized. Sativa is the most widespread
variety, which is usually tall, branched,

and found in warm lowland regions.
Indica is a shorter, bushier plant
adapted to cooler climates and highland
environments. Ruderalis is the informal
name for the short plants that grow wild
in Europe and central Asia. Although the
debate over taxonomy has gone on for
decades, and the scientific community
isn’t any closer
to determining
whether or not
it’s all the same
species, to the
vast majority,
marijuana is still
marijuana.
Let’s see,
where was I? Oh yeah…weeds. Being an
annual, cannabis lives its life in a single
year. There may be a few holdovers,
but for the most part, you can expect
plants to disappear after the first killing
frost. Plants are dioecious (either male
or female), but not both. Seeds are 1/8”
in size, and as such, are not borne on the
wind to spread, but fall close to the parent
plant (behind the aforementioned fence).
Therefore, it is highly unlikely you’ll see
wild cannabis popping up in your garden
or lawn. Cannabis is still categorized
as a noxious weed by Oregon Dept. of
Agriculture, but that may change soon.
Suffice it to say, the jury is still out
regarding this issue. You may now
readjust your dial.

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Margaret Barnes, Pickety Place Antiques
Suitcases & Trunks

I

f you were to travel in the 18th
century, you would most likely go
by sea, for months at a time. You
would pack your belongings in a very
large trunk. Trunks were very heavy,
made of wood, metal and leather, with
a domed or flat top. The wood inside
was adorned with fabric or floral paper.
Women’s clothing had metal hoops and
bone “structures,” so much of the room
in the trunk was taken up with just two
or three dresses and some shoes.
Trunks also contained a lidded box
made of a light wood or heavy paper that
would fit into the top, held in place by a
wooden rail. This box was for small items
that you would want to find quickly,
such as poetry books, handkerchiefs,
stockings, shawls,
and jewelry. Large
trunks became
cumbersome as rail
travel, as well as
ship travel, became
more common in the
19th century. The
rich wanted to travel
in-style and Louis
Vuitton made a name
for himself building
custom cargo cases
for the upper crust in Europe. Vuitton
saw his opportunity and opened his store
in Paris in 1854, introducing the first
stackable, flat-topped trunk covered with
his signature gray canvas. The trunks
were lightweight and airtight. A status
symbol was created. Later, after Louis’
death, his son Georges introduced the
lighter canvas with the LV pattern that
remains to this day.
“Packers” or steamer trunks were
redesigned to stand vertically. They held
locking drawers and compartments on
one side and open space with wooden
hangers for clothing on the other side.
These cases were luxuriously made and
were small enough to fit under the bed
of a stateroom.

Hermes began making smaller wooden
framed cases covered in fine leathers
such as alligator, crocodile, sealskin,
ostrich, calf, and walrus. He popularized
the small hand-carry bags for railroad
travel. Prada and Gucci followed suit in
the 1920s and made even smaller bags
that we know today as handbags.
During the Depression, Sol Koffler
started American Luggage Works in
Rhode Island. He produced lightweight,
simple wooden framed cases that sold
for $1. He named his case the “American
Tourister.” They were quite popular
and by WWII he sold four styles, eight
sizes in four colors. They featured fabric
linings and zippered pockets.
The Shwayder Company of Colorado
also made sturdy
travel cases. They
advertised with five
large men standing
on a case that they
named Samson. The
weight was nearly
1000 pounds and this
ad caused a sensation.
They later changed
their company name
to reflect the success
of that ad. Becoming
known as the “Samsonite Company,”
they continued to produce quality
suitcases in mid-century America that are
sought-after by collectors and decorators.
With the popularity of automobile and
air travel, space restrictions required
travel cases to become smaller and
lighter. The country was on the move,
and so was luggage. In the 1970’s,
wheels and pull straps were added to
suitcases for convenience of pulling
rather than carrying. This was slow to
take hold, but now it is most rare to see
someone carrying a suitcase. But if you
do, hopefully it’s a vintage piece that
will garner many compliments.
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orest Park is unlike most city
parks in that there aren’t
amenities like flush toilets and
playgrounds. As the name implies, it is
a park in the forest, and is designed to
be a place where folks can enjoy a walk
(or run or bike) in the woods. Trails
have been built to allow people access to
many features in the park. It is a work in
progress: all planned trails have not yet
been finished, though most will be ready
by Fall 2017.
Of course, even when trails are
finished, maintenance must take place.
Poison oak and weeds are cut back to
allow safe passage, downed limbs and
trees are removed; dangerous trail tread
areas are rebuilt. Locations for benches
and overlooks are scouted, with that
infrastructure added as needed. It’s a
daunting task, but as the volunteers
would tell you, a labor of love. Why join
a gym when there’s fresh air and exercise
out of doors?
With that in mind, I’d like to introduce
you to a couple of our newest trails: Owl
Hoot and Madrone Grove. Owl Hoot
runs from Twin Peaks Trail on the west to
Boulder Trail on the east and follows an
old miners’ ditch for much of its length.
It travels through recently-logged forest
before rounding the ridge and heading
down a series of gentle switchbacks to
connect into Boulder Trail.
An enjoyable 3 mile loop can be made
by parking at P3, hiking up Canyon
Falls Trail and Shade Creek Trail along

Norling Gulch, heading left up Twin
Peaks Trail a bit, and joining Owl Hoot
Trail. Here, the grade is level for 0.5
mi. bringing you to the junction with
Madrone Grove Loop Trail, which I’ll
get to in a bit. Continuing on, you’ll enter
Mountain Mahogany Meadows, where a
great view of Jacksonville and the upper
Bear Creek Valley awaits. A bit further, and
you start down through mixed hard and
softwood forest to Boulder Trail, where
a left turn takes you back to your car. A
longer loop of 4 miles can be made by
following the pink diamond loop from P2.
Madrone Grove Loop Trail is found
near Mountain Mahogany Meadows.
Because it is somewhat steep and narrow,
it is closed to bicycle traffic. It departs
and returns to Owl Hoot Trail allowing
an extension of the hikes mentioned
above. It derives its name from a
collection of huge old-growth madrones
found at its upper reaches. These massive
trees have survived fires and logging,
and their massive trunks and canopies
dominate the forest. Each is strangely
unique, twisted and gnarled, every crook
and cranny telling a story of life in the
forest. Bear and cougar claws mark many
of the trunks—evidence of their value
as wildlife trees. Benches will be added
along the loop to allow contemplation of
these majestic beauties.
So, take a hike. Pack water—even in
the shade, summer temperatures can be
daunting. And as always, thank-you for
packing out what you pack in.

Hike to the Top of Mt. Elijah with
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The recent excitement ATA generated
from our May hike on the proposed JackAsh and Applegate Ridge Trails hasn’t
blotted-out our excitement about the
hikes we lead on currently-established
Applegate trails. It’s now my turn as
hike leader on July 10, and I’m going
up Mt. Elijah, via the Sturgis Fork and
Boundary trails… and I can’t wait. Come
join me! It’s one of my favorite hikes in
the Applegate.
We’ll start by going up Sturgis Fork,
but we won’t have gone a dozen feet
on the trail before we’ll marvel at the
wildflowers, both in beauty and in
numbers. You won’t believe how many
flowers you’ll see on this hike, given
temperatures between now and then.
We’ll hike fairly steeply a mile or so up
to the Boundary Trail, where we’ll turn
right onto fairly level ground before we

start uphill again, arriving at a junction
in the trail where we can look down on
Bigelow Lake, bejeweled with water
lilies. Then, we’ll hike through the woods
and on up the rocky peak of Mt. Elijah,
and be rewarded with a magnificent
view of the Siskiyous, Marbles, and on
out to the ocean if it’s a clear day! If the
temperatures aren’t too hot, we’ll eat
lunch there…if it’s too hot, we’ll just
drink in the view, and then descend to
the forest and lunch in the shade.
This is a great opportunity to hike
Mt. Elijah. If you want to join us, meet
at the Applegate Store at 15095 Hwy.
238 on Sunday, July 10, at 9:00am. Wear
appropriate clothing and bring plenty of
water and something to eat. Please leave
your pets at home.
For additional information contact me
at dicoog@gmail.com.

Next Medford Food Project
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What Ails Your Ankle
by Daniel Wieking, MD – Asante Physician Partners, Orthopedic Surgery

I

t’s a warm, sunny day in Southern Oregon, perfect
for a hike in the hills above Jacksonville or a
leisurely stroll through the town’s historic district—
if only you didn’t have that persistent pain in your ankle.
Discomfort as you walk may suggest one of a few
possible health conditions,
including arthritis. Because
most people associate
arthritis with hips and knees,
it’s not widely known that
arthritis can affect the ankle,
as well. Ankle arthritis
can cause you to have
pain, tenderness, swelling,
stiffness and reduced range
of motion, and its causes and
types vary. An old injury to
the ankle such as a sprain,
dislocation or fracture can
cause what’s called posttraumatic arthritis. Other
causes include rheumatoid arthritis, which affects the
whole body including the ankle, and osteoarthritis,
which is the result of wear and tear over time.
What’s your type?—To begin the diagnosis, your
doctor will start with a physical examination and a
history of any injury. This helps rule in or out posttraumatic arthritis. An X-ray, MRI, CT scan or bone scan
may be ordered to help determine the condition of the
bone and soft tissue.
Taking a good look at the soles of your shoes can
help the doctor determine if there is abnormal or
uneven wear. Pain and joint stiffness will affect the
way you walk and may result in a limp. An analysis
of your gait will reveal a lot about the severity and
location of your discomfort.
Your doctor may also recommend a blood test.
For some types of arthritis, including rheumatoid

arthritis, blood tests are an important tool for an
accurate diagnosis. Your doctor may refer you to a
rheumatologist if this turns out to be the case.
Relief is in Sight—Depending on the person, lifestyle
modifications may be the first step to treat ankle
arthritis. Weight loss will
help decrease pressure on the
small ankle joints and altering
certain activities may reduce
painful symptoms.
Your provider may
recommend a supportive
splint or brace around the
ankle as well as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory
medication or over-thecounter analgesic such as
acetaminophen.
If these options don’t
reduce or eliminate pain,
surgery may be considered.
Surgical treatments range from a minimally-invasive
procedure up to a total ankle joint replacement.
Arthroscopic surgery may be helpful in the early
stages of arthritis to remove loose cartilage and inflamed
tissue from the joint. For people with advanced arthritis,
or when arthritis has destroyed the ankle joint surfaces,
a total ankle replacement may be recommended. This
option helps relieve pain and provides people with
more mobility and movement.
Not all ankle pain is arthritis. An orthopedic specialist
can help identify what’s causing your discomfort and
put you on the right course of therapy and treatment.
Dr. Wieking is fellowship-trained in foot and ankle surgery,
and specializes in reconstructive surgery with Asante
Physician Partners – Orthopedic Surgery in Grants Pass,
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Guided Forest Park Hike is July 18
If you want to start-off the third
week of July with a friendly group of
people, outstanding scenery and some
exercise, join us for another guided
hike in the Forest Park! The hike is set
for Monday, July 18—meet at 8:30am
at P-3 (parking lot 3 on Norling Creek
Road) in the Forest Park and be ready
for another scenic route, following
almost 4 miles of moderate trails on yet
another loop designed by the park’s
dedicated volunteers.
This will be the Jacksonville Parks
and Recreation Committee’s third
Kandee McClain
guided hike, with this one led by
Kandee McClain. Like the first two
hikes, this one will highlight a different set of the many
Forest Park trails. Beginning with an easy 0.7 mile stroll
on Boulder Trail, you will then climb a short distance to
the newer Owl Hoot Trail. This 1.2 mile trail follows an
old miner’s ditch which makes it fairly level with some
grand views of Forest Park and our valley. A side trip
to Mountain Mahogany Meadow will showcase some

of the largest Pacific Madrones in the
area and a stunning viewpoint. After
a short trek down part of Twin Peaks
Trail, our hike will finish with a 0.7
mile walk on Canyon Falls Trail. This
trail hugs Norling and Jackson Creeks
with many seasonal waterfalls and lush,
deep woods. The waterfalls may be dry
by this time, but the trail is guaranteed
to draw you back for a hike during a
wetter time of year.
Free trail maps will be provided.
Please wear comfortable hiking shoes
and bring water and leave your dogs at
home. For those unfamiliar with Forest
Park, there will be someone at the
entrance to the park to guide you to P-3. To get to the
park, take Highway 238 west of downtown Jacksonville
for about ½ mile and then take the right turn off onto
Reservoir Road and follow it for about one mile. You will
then see the first kiosk at P-1. For further information, please
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SightSeeing by Julie D. Danielson, O.D.
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ooking to escape the summer heat, Americans
will flock to local pools, waterparks, or larger
bodies of water for a day of relaxing relief or
to play water sports. However, contact lens wearers
sometimes break important sanitation rules and risk
infection by wearing their contact lenses around water,
which often contains bacteria. In fact, according to the
American Optometric Association's (AOA) 2015 Eye-Q®
Survey, nearly a quarter of those surveyed admit to
swimming in their contact lenses. Following are safety
tips for contact lens wearers.
Contact lenses “are like sponges”—According to the
FDA and AOA, contact lenses should not be exposed
to any kind of water, including tap water and water in
showers—53 percent of contact lens wearers say they
shower while wearing their lenses.
Contact lenses are like sponges and will absorb
whatever is in the water, including any chemicals
or bacteria that may be present. A rare but sightthreatening germ, Acanthamoeba, can be found in
freshwater lakes, rivers and unclean tap water or well
water and can cause a painful eye infection called
Acanthamoeba keratitis. In the most severe cases, it can
require a corneal transplant or even result in blindness.
If a contact lens is accidentally splashed with water,
use artificial tears to lubricate and float the lens on the
eye, wash and dry your hands and remove the lens, then
clean and disinfect the lens with fresh sterile solution, or
if it is a disposable lens throw it away. If more pain or
redness is observed in the eyes then normal after being
in the pool, call an eye doctor as soon as possible.
UV protection especially important around water—
The importance of UV protection applies to everyone,
especially when around water. Sand and water at the
beach, for instance, can reflect an additional 25 percent
of UV rays, increasing the risk of damage to one's eyes.
Even just a few hours of intense exposure to sunlight
out by the pool or beach could cause photokeratitis,
or “sunburn of the eye,” which can cause red eyes, a
foreign-body sensation or gritty feeling in the eyes,
extreme sensitivity to light and excessive tearing.

For optimal eye-sun safety, the AOA recommends
wearing sunglasses that block out 99 to 100 percent of
both UV-A and UV-B rays.
Eye safety and water sports—An optometrist can
recommend the best options for those who need vision
correction while enjoying the water. For swimming,
water-skiing or other sports, well-fitted prescription
goggles or sunglasses that offer vision correction may be
an option. Once out of the water, care should be taken to
clean hands before inserting contact lenses.
A second option may be daily disposable contact
lenses, which offer optimum sanitation since they are
made to be thrown out every day. Patients still need to
be very careful not to get tap or swim water in their eyes
while wearing contacts and goggles are recommended
for best protection, but disposable lenses make it easy to
replace any contaminated lens with a fresh new one.
Should an ocular emergency occur, your optometrist
can help prevent an eye infection or other serious
damage from occurring. Whether aiming to champion
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remember to practice good hygiene and safety with
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note, clear and perfect, one of the riders started whistling the
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and appropriate for the moment.
The ride was very well-organized…with a contingent of
about 30 motorcycles that allowed us to ride unimpeded for
the entire 120 miles by holding traffic at every intersection.
We were pampered at every rest stop by hundreds of
volunteers who made sure we were well fed, with homemade
cookies and treats! All along the way, there were ride
marshals who were there to help with mechanical issues and

adjustments. All of us were magically pulled along by the
incredibly positive attitudes of the veterans. Their joy and
optimism was a positive example for all of us to emulate.
I’m so glad my friend, Ken Snelling, asked me to join him
on this adventure. It has reinforced a lesson that becomes
clearer for me with each passing year – that is, whenever we
remove our hearts & minds from our own selfish interests
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During a Celebration of Life service
President Jeanena Whitewilson added
for Pat Dahl on November 17, 2015,
that Pat Dahl had been an active member
representatives from numerous
and officer of the Jacksonville Garden
organizations and clubs that Pat was
Club for many years, and was honored
involved with spoke about her many
as a Life Member of the Oregon State
contributions to the community. Among
Federation of Garden Clubs and National
the speakers—I, Judie Lyon from the
Garden Clubs, Inc. for her achievements.
Jacksonville Garden Club, and Jeanena
In June 2014, Pat organized a beautiful
Whitewilson from
luncheon, in
the Community
celebration of
Center—praised
75 years of the
and thanked Pat
Jacksonville
for her dedication
Garden Club,
and support of our
complete with
organizations. All
a presentation
three were very
including a script
important to Pat and
as though Claire
she could always be
Hanley and her
counted on to pitch
secretary were
in when she could.
strolling from
It now looks
Britt hill through
as if Pat got the
Jacksonville
last word and
reflecting upon
surprised us all with
the 75 years of
extremely generous
historic changes
and thoughtful
in town. Pat's
parting gifts to
love of historic
our organizations.
preservation for
Pat Dahl
Don and Eloise
future generations
Cady were very close friends of Pat and
was clearly one of her great passions.
her husband Pete for many years. Don
Speaking personally on behalf of
served as Executor of Pat's estate and
the Friends of Jacksonville's Historic
on her behalf, proudly presented checks
Cemetery, this is like winning the lottery!
for $10,000 to each of our organizations
While we have received a number of very
to support our ongoing work in the
generous donations, this is the single
community. Don told me that he and Pat
largest gift to date for which we are so
had many conversations about her estate
pleased to be remembered by Pat in such
and that she was so pleased and happy to an extraordinary way.
be able to make these gifts.
On the evening of May 10 at our first
Sue Miller, a volunteer with the
Cemetery Stroll, Don Cady made a short
Jacksonville Community Center, wrote
but meaningful presentation at which
that the Jacksonville Community Center
time he presented me an envelope which
Board members were thrilled to receive
went unopened at the time. Thankfully, I
Pat's generous bequest. "The entire Board did not open the envelope until later that
and volunteers are very grateful for
evening as I was so incredibly touched by
her gift, yet saddened for the loss of a
the contents—Pat’s generous donation.
dear friend," said Jeanena Whitewilson,
I called Don the next morning to thank
Board Vice-President. "Pat was very
him and said, “I am happy that I didn't
dedicated to the well-being of life in
open the envelope when you presented
Jacksonville and volunteered her time
it, because I don't think I would have
and expertise with several organizations
been able to concentrate on the tour!” At
and also served on civic committees. We
this time, we are looking at a few options
are certain she would be happy to have
to put Pat's gift to the best use. I am sure
seen the impact her gifts will make. Pat's
Pat is looking down and smiling on how
contribution will move us further along
she managed to surprise and please so
on our capital campaign, allowing a great many people!
expansion of involvement by and for
On behalf of the Friends of
residents of all ages."
Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery, the
Judi Lyon, President of the Jacksonville Community Center, and the Garden
Garden Club, remarked that Pat was
Club, thank you Pat Dahl for all of
very involved with the club's scholarship
your accomplishments and all that you
committee and thought it would be nice
did for Jacksonville! You are sincerely
to add to the scholarship fund each year
missed but not forgotten and you live on
from the monies left by Pat. Judy emailed in our hearts.
members of the Garden Club advising
Dirk J. Siedlecki
them of Pat's generous gift and suggested
President – FOJHC
they say a prayer to thank her. Club Vice-

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by Ashleigh Scheuneman

h, July. The month of red,
white, and blue. July is special
to me not only because it
entails summer, but also because of
Independence Day. Did you know
that even though we may celebrate
Independence Day on July fourth,
our real Independence Day is July 2
(according to some sources). We celebrate
it on the fourth, however, because that
is the day that Congress decided to
use Thomas Jefferson’s version of the
Declaration of Independence. I personally
believe, however, that it would be really
cool to celebrate our independence on
both days.
Unfortunately, though, sometimes
summer means boredom, which means
kids will automatically revert to playing
on their electronic devices. When I’m
babysitting my sisters, I try to keep this
from happening. So we build a fort and
tell each other stories underneath it
most of the day. Or we will go outside
and jump on our trampoline, playing
dead man, janitor, and don’t crack the
egg. Some of the other games we enjoy
playing are Scooby doo. This is a game

that requires a wall and a ball. One
person will throw the ball so that it
touches the wall, and whoever touches
the ball next is the person that gets to
throw the ball. If you drop the ball after
picking it up, you have to run and touch
the wall before another player throws the
ball and it touches the wall. Otherwise,
you are out. It takes up a lot of our time
if we decide to play it, but it keeps us
occupied and active.
Oh, and I almost forgot (not really).
Janessa’s birthday is in July! Time flies
on extremely quick wings. So as you go
through this life, don’t forget to enjoy
the little things that come your way, and
to believe in miracles. Have an awesome
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Paws for Thought by Dr. Tami Rogers

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ummer is officially here! Warm summer days,
barbecues, and hiking… I can’t wait! Summer
in the Rogue Valley can be tough for our pets,
though. Here are a few things to think about to keep
your pets safe in the warmer months:
Ticks—Common pests in this area, ticks can transmit
Lyme disease (as well as other diseases) so should be
removed immediately when found. Even better, because
Lyme disease is now considered endemic to this area,
monthly preventatives should be utilized to prevent
ticks from attaching. The causative organism, Borrelia
burgdorferi, is transmitted by the bite of a Western
Black-Legged Tick. Infected ticks must be attached for
more than 24 hours to spread Lyme disease—so quick
removal is important.
To remove a tick from
your dog's skin, use
tweezers and pull back
steadily and slowly
to ease out the tick's
mouthparts. Be sure to
wash the bite area and
your hands afterwards.
Outward signs of the
disease in your dog may
include: a red skin rash
at the site of the bite,
a stiff/painful gait or
lameness, fever, and/
or a reluctance to move.
Lyme disease is best
prevented by preventing
bites and removing any embedded ticks from your dog
as soon as possible. Always check yourself and your
pets after spending time in tall grass, wooded or brushy
areas, paying close attention to the armpits, groin, ears
and under-collar areas. Your veterinarian can help you
select a product to help repel/kill ticks based on your
dog’s risk factors. Regular use of these products can
greatly reduce the numbers of ticks seen.
Heat exposure—Our pets are not able to sweat like we
do in order to help them cool down. The only way they
can dissipate heat is by panting and the only place they
sweat is from between their toes. Because of this, they
are incredibly susceptible to heat stroke. As our weather
is getting warmer it is important to remember these tips:
• Never leave your pet unattended in a vehicle. Even
on a moderate day where outside temperatures
are only 70 degrees, the internal temperature of a
car can quickly reach 110 even with the windows
cracked.
• Avoid exercising your pet in the midday summer
heat. Instead, make sure your walk/run is scheduled
in the morning or late evening when temperatures
are cooler.

• Keep them off of hot pavement/sand when out
and about. Hot asphalt can easily blister the pads
of their feet. A good rule of thumb… if it is too
hot for you to walk on comfortably, it is too hot
for your pet!
• Always have adequate amounts of fresh water
available when your pet is outside. Provide
multiple bowls/buckets that cannot be tipped over
during play time.
• When outside, make sure your pet has a shade
source available at all times during the day.
If you are concerned that your pet may be suffering
from heat stroke, don’t wait! Dampen your pet with
cool water (especially between the toes) and get to the
nearest veterinary
office as soon as you
can. Heat stroke
can be fatal if left
untreated.
Foxtails and grass
seeds—While these
pesky things are rarely
fatal, they can be a
nightmare for pets in
the summer. Foxtails
are excellent at finding
their way into the
eyes, nose, and ears of
dogs and cats. We also
commonly find them
embedded between
toes or digging their
way into the skin just about anywhere on an animal. The
result of a foxtail or grass seed can mean a deep scratch
on the eye, a bad ear infection or punctured ear drum,
or violent sneezing fits. When they work their way into
the skin, an abscess will commonly result. While just a
nuisance to pets and owners alike, prevention is the key
to avoiding trips to the veterinary office. Here are a few
things that will help:
• Keep the grasses and weeds on your property
trimmed short so they can’t go to seed.
• Keep the hair between your pet’s toes and under
their ears trimmed short. It is also wise to do a
thorough full-body check after your pet has been
running around outside.
• Avoid areas with tall grasses and visible foxtails
when outdoors.
Even with all the dangers that exist for our pets,
summer in the Rogue Valley is absolutely wonderful. I
hope that yours is full of fun times and adventure with
your pets!
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Hospital at 541-899-1081 or jvhospital@qwestoffice.net.
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Fun with Foxtails
by Dr. Jeff Judkins, Animalkind Veterinary Clinic
OK…I'm kidding. There’s absolutely
nothing fun about foxtails. In fact, I’d
rank foxtails right alongside ticks as
the most despised realities of life for
our animals here in Southern Oregon.
Every year about this time, the rain
stops and the grass turns from green
to brown. One particular type of grass,
commonly known as “cheatgrass,”
(Bromus tectorum—an invasive species,
by the way) develops seed heads that dry
out and disperse a profusion of agents of
misery and pain known as “foxtails.”
These angular, winged-shaped,
pointed-tip seeds most
commonly penetrate
the cavities between
a dog’s toes, but are
able to make their
way into ANY body
orifice—mouth, eyes,
nose, ears...you name
it. Cats and livestock
can be occasionally
affected by them, too.
Due to their uniquely-nefarious shape,
foxtails are able to move in only one
direction: forward. They migrate deep
into body cavities and tissues and cause,
as you would expect, severe discomfort
and a dramatic inflammatory response.
A foxtail in the foot will result in visible
swelling, redness and pain in the webbed
area between a dog’s toes. If they get into
the tissue around the eye, they can cause
severe irritation and even an ulcer on the
surface of the eye. In the nose, dramatic
and frequent sneezing results. Any dog
that suddenly starts shaking its head
this time of year is highly likely to have
a foxtail in its ear canal. A gagging dog
could very well have foxtails that have
penetrated the tissue around the tonsils.
I've even seen foxtails migrate through
the upper mouth behind the molars and
cause an abscess behind the eye.
Treatment for foxtails involves removal
from the affected site, and frequently
requires sedation by a veterinarian, and
sometimes surgery. I have been able
to non-surgically treat some dogs with
foxtails between their toes by having the
guardians soak the dog's foot in warm
Epsom salts and giving a homeopathic
remedy called silica, which encourages

the body to push out the offending
object. Antibiotics alone are not effective
because they may temporarily decrease
the associated infection, but not the
foxtail itself.
So what's the best way for you and
your animals to avoid foxtail problems
altogether? Most obviously, it's important
to know what cheatgrass looks like and
prevent your animal’s contact with it.
For those who live in town, this means
keeping your dogs on-leash while on
walks and out of areas where cheatgrass
grows. You might even have cheatgrass
in your yard—it likes to
grow along fence lines.
It's very difficult to get
rid of, and mowing or
weed whacking alone
doesn't help much. No
matter how short you
can cut it, it rapidly
grows another seed head.
While some folks might
resort to herbicides, I feel
we already have too many toxins in our
environment, and would advocate nonchemical control methods. Mowing with
a grass catcher is essential to removing
foxtails from the area and preventing
re-seeding. Amending the soil in affected
areas and planting with other more
desirable grasses to outcompete the
cheatgrass can be effective over time.
If you live on a larger, rural property,
striving to completely avoid foxtails is
not very practical. Our Goldendoodle has
the run of our property, so we always
keep him trimmed short in the summer
months, and check between his toes and
inside ear flaps every night. Even with
our diligence, foxtail problems can occur,
so it's important to know the signs and
symptoms. Quick veterinary attention
can mean the difference between a quick,
inexpensive procedure and a much more
serious and expensive one.
Enjoying the outdoors with your
animals is one of the great things about
living in Southern Oregon. Be careful,
and hopefully you won't have any foxtail
“fun” this summer.
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Traveling with a Purpose

Let's Talk Real Estate

by Graham Farran, Expert Properties

Friendship Force of Southern Oregon (FFSO)
by Noreen Hulteen

3 Things We Learned in Panama

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Ron & Noreen Hulteen
by Graham Lewis
Our organization could be described
as a travel organization that works
for peace, or a peace organization that
travels. Friendship Force has existed
since the 1970's. There are chapters in
many countries and many US states.
That is the official description, and it
is true, but what we are really about is
traveling to learn the culture of other
nations and even other US states. Our
job is to make friends with “the other.”
It is remarkably easy, when your mind
and heart are open. Sometimes lessons
are learned and connections forged in the
most delightful way. I have many stories,
but here is just one I want to share today:
Twenty members of Friendship Force
travelled together to Morocco. We were
staying mostly in local people’s homes,
and an occasional night in a hotel.
The homes were very traditional Arab
places, some were wealthy; most were
just ordinary working people. We were
welcomed everywhere. When we arrived
in Southern Morocco we were welcomed
by local people who were film-makers.
They arranged a party for us on a roof
top, after the sun went down. They
discovered that it was my birthday, and
they celebrated with a cake delivered
in a tagine plate—brown pottery with a
conical lid. We saw a puppet show, we
sang songs. The air was delightful and
we could look over the walls surrounding
us to see the whole city of Erfoud.
Our host took my husband, Ron, and
me to his home after the party, where he
had invited all of his relatives to come
and “meet the Americans.” Only one
person spoke English; conversations were
translated. There was a lot of laughter.
As the evening wore on, we were getting
very tired, but loath to interrupt the
proceedings—this was an experience of a
lifetime for all of us. One of the relatives
had a small girl child; maybe 9-monthsold, and she got tired. When she began
to cry, I didn’t even think about whether
this was okay but picked her up and
started to sing, “Hush Little Baby,” as I
rocked her.

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As I began, her grandfather, our host,
stood up with me and sang the same
song in Arabic. As we sang together, the
atmosphere in the room became quite
emotional. I could not stop the tears in
my eyes, this was not about just meeting
each other; it was us sharing a moment
that will never be forgotten by either
side. I noted several people praying, and
everyone was smiling when we finished.
Our bed that night was a clean blanket
on the floor. The air conditioner was a
choice between an open window and
flies, or a closed window and heat. Our
toilet was a WC over which one squatted.
Our bathing facility was a tap and a
bucket. Our hosts were very poor and
they shared all they had. That day in
Morocco offered us more great memories
than any luxury hotel that we had ever
visited. Devout Muslim and non-believers,
brown people of the desert and spoiled
Americans, Arab and French-speaking
and English and a little French-speaking,
yet, for one night we met in the same
place, where caring superseded fear. We
were more alike than we were different!
The purpose of Friendship Force is to
work for peace in the world, one friend
at a time. We visit various countries,
we exchange visits between US states.
Visits between people from “blue states”
and “red states” can be just as peacepromoting and educational as visits to
exotic countries. We live, for one week, in
each other's homes. During that week we
live their normal life; when groups come
to Oregon, they live ours.
If you would like to know more about
us, please visit www.sforegon.org. We meet
on certain Sundays in the Royal Mobile
Estates Club House in Jacksonville. We
invite speakers, and sometimes we just
party, but everyone is welcome.

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e recently had an unexpected
opportunity to visit Panama,
a country we only knew for
the canal, Panama hats, the Van Halen
song and recent tax invaders. What we
found were ships of all types lining up to
sail through the canal, a rain forest, and
the perfect place to hide your millions!
Rain Forest—Our first surprise was
the weather. Upon arriving we were met
with stifling heat and massive thunder
clouds above. It’s a rain forest, and the
stifling heat is broken by two or three
daily showers which cool down the
temperature for a few minutes… but
not for long. Panama is a very long and
narrow isthmus separating the Caribbean
Sea and the Pacific Ocean, connecting
South America with Central America. It
truly is a jungle with dense vegetation
and many types of monkeys and sloths
swinging from trees. There are parts of
the jungle that are so dense they couldn’t
get a highway cut
through it.
Canal—Flying
into Panama City,
you fly right over
dozens of ships in
the Pacific, anchored
and waiting their
turn to cross
through the Panama
Canal into the
Caribbean Sea. The history is amazing—
the French first tried to dig a canal from
one side of the county to the other in
1881, similar to the way the French
built the Suez Canal. But after years of
engineering problems and thousands
of workers dying of malaria, they gave
up and left. In 1904 the United States
took over the project, but this time with
a different idea. They had the idea to
damn the lake and flood it, thus creating
a huge lake that was in-between both
coasts. Once the lake was dammed and
flooded, the canals to the lake from both
the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific could
be made shorter. The total length of the
canal is 48 miles between both oceans
with a large part of it covered by the lake.
There was only one problem, the lake is

85 feet higher than both oceans which
meant locks had to be built on both sides
of the lake. One lifts the ships 85 feet
and one drops them 85 feet. We traveled
through the locks in a large tourist boat.
There are three locks on each side of the
lake and once you enter the lock, you and
the other ships are lifted 29 feet per lock.
Once you have made it through the locks,
you travel through a large canal until
you reach the lake, cross it and reach
the canal on the other side of the lake.
It’s a simple concept but it’s impressive
to see the canals lifting these massive
ships. It opened in 1914, and more than
815,000 ships have since passed through
the canal. The biggest user of the canal
is China who is the largest producer of
goods in the world.
Tax Haven—The biggest surprise of
the entire trip was the number of high
rises in Panama, mainly banks, and the
massive scale of rich individuals from
around the world
who are hiding
currency in them!
Panama is the
“Switzerland of
the Americas” and
one of the most
desirable banking
locations in the
world. It has over 80
international banks
and is among the world’s largest banking
sectors. It’s easy to have a second
residency for Americans and just requires
a $5,000 deposit, a Panama Bank account,
and an established economic tie with
the country such as buying real estate
or having a corporation. The best part of
Panama banking is that they use the US
Dollar for currency, so it’s safe and easy
for us to count.
So the next time you feel like an
adventure in a rain forest or crossing a
country in a canal, or you’re looking to
hide millions, Panama may be your place.
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.

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successful. He would be a man of
property that she could be proud of, an
entrepreneur.
John mortgaged their city lot to build
the most costly structure in town—the
two-story brick building at the corner
of Main and South Oregon streets that
now houses the Odd Fellows Hall.
Upon its completion in 1857, he rented
the lower floor as a retail establishment.
The upper floor, known as McCully
Hall, was designed as an auditorium
for traveling performers. Over the next
two years, many dramatic companies
appeared in McCully Hall. It was also
used for civic activities, and it served the
local Jewish population as a synagogue.
The building had cost a fortune and
John was deeply in debt, but he was
confident the investment would prove
profitable. He only wished he had made it
larger so it could bring in more revenue.
The same year McCully Hall was
completed, the family’s second child,
Mary (known as Molly) was born,
and John was elected to the Territorial
Legislature, the only Republican from
Jackson County.
John now apparently considered
himself someone to be reckoned
with—he was the head of an admirable
family, the owner of impressive real
estate holdings, and a member of the
Legislature. It would only be fitting for
him to build a handsome new house to
symbolize his affluence and prominence.

Although he must have known his
financial position was precarious—
there were already a number of liens
attached to McCully Hall—the idea of
a grand house that would be the envy
of the town was too good to resist.
Construction of what’s now known as
the McCully House began, John paying
his creditors with promises.
Shortly before the house was finished,
a third child, Isadora, was born in
December 1859. Then with the family’s
move into their new home, John must
have felt that his image as a man of
stature was complete.
However, John’s creditors were
neither impressed nor forgiving.
Between the McCully building and the
McCully House, claims against John
exceeded $7,500. There was no way he
could meet the payment demands. He
was about to lose his land, his business
interests, and his reputation.
That winter, John McCully took the
stagecoach out of town. Jacksonville
never saw him again, and Jane McCully
was left with three small children and
all of his debts.
Next month: The McCullys—The Next
Chapter….
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visitors and locals out on the river every
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while learning about the history and
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At the base of Oregon’s Table Rocks
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and engaging historic treasures, this part
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Once inhabited by the Takelma
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flora and fauna, it is also home to some
of Oregon’s most captivating indigenous
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educating their guests about the local
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Celebrate the Senses on the 2016 Lavender Trail

Photo: Sarah Cabalka

Summer lantern love...
130 W CALIFORNIA STREET | JACKSONVILLE | 541-899-3242

Open 7 Days a Week From 11am to 5pm

Now through mid-August, a multisensory lavender experience awaits
you in the Applegate Valley at four
unique family-run farms. The tour
includes a nursery and a garden with
U-pick lavender flowers, crafts, essential
oil distillation, and potted lavender
plants. Please check the websites listed
below for hours and more information
about classes, special events and other
happenings on the Lavender Trail.
The English Lavender Farm—8040
Thompson Creek Road, Applegate,
OR 97530, 541-846-0375, www.
englishlavenderfarm.com. Open Fri-Sun,
10:00am-4:00pm. Offering incredible
mountain views, 6000 lavender plants
and a gift shop in the drying barn where
lavender essential oil is distilled daily. All
products are handmade, in small batches
on the farm, using farm lavender and
locally-sourced materials. There will be
wreath making classes, refreshments and
new products offered for this season.
Applegate Valley Lavender
Farm—15370 Highway 238, Grants
Pass, OR 97527, 541- 291-9229, www.
applegatevalleylavenderfarm.com. Open
Thurs-Sun, 10:00am-4:00pm. This is the
AVLF’s 6th year of celebrating lavender…
you can harvest fresh lavender, relax
with the lavender in-bloom and watch
busy bees at work. They offer lavender
products, gift items, local products and
special items from France. Make sure you
see little “Lavender Louis,” the lamb born
in 2015. Bring the family—the grounds
are perfect for a picnic, too.

OSU Lavender Garden—569 Hanley
Road, Central Point, OR 97502, open daily
year-round for self-guided tours. This
is the Pacific Northwest’s first Lavender
Collection and Demonstration Garden,
with over 80 varieties of lavender - the only
herb garden in the Pacific NW registered
with the Herb Society of America.
Goodwin Creek Gardens—970 Cedar
Flat Road, Williams, OR 97544, 541-8467357, www.goodwincreekgardens.com. Open
through September, Fri-Sat, 9:00am5:00pm, offering 600 plant varieties,
including nearly 80 lavenders. Other
specialties are milk weeds, plants for
pollinators (bees, butterflies, humming
birds), culinary and medicinal herbs,
drought-tolerant plants and scented
geraniums. GCG also ships its plants
throughout the USA, all certified by
Oregon Tilth as USDA Organic.
Lavender Fields Forever—375
Hamilton Road, Jacksonville, OR 97530
(541) 702-2250, www.lavenderfieldsforeveroregon.com. Open through mid-August,
Fri-Sun, 9:00am- 4:00pm. Come experience
lavender while strolling fragrant fields
or pull up a chair and relax among the
flowers. Pick your own bouquet from
7 exceptional pink, white, and purple
varieties—all naturally grown. Plus, you
can distill your own essential oils, make
a lavender wreath, wand, or your own
sachet. Shop the barn store that is filled
with all-natural lavender products for
your home, your body and your family.
Bring a picnic and saturate your senses
with the beauty of lavender!

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Jacksonville metal artist Cheryl Garcia
is no stranger to creating alluring, largerthan-life metal flowers. Her famous
poppies dotting the vineyards east of
town may be seen on a daily basis by
passerby’s as can her giant Fritillaria
sculpture gracing the entrance to the
Britt Festival grounds. This year, Cheryl
has outdone herself with “Lavandula,” a
giant lavender sculpture on permanent
display at The English Lavender Farm.
The artist says, “No flower scent recalls
such comfort and healing as lavender.
The flower is complex and simply, quite
beautifully, one of my favorites!”
Last year, Sue and Derek Owen, the
owners of The English Lavender Farm in
the Applegate Valley, asked Cheryl if she’d
be willing to create a lavender sculpture
for their property. “Of course I said, “Yes!”
and began looking at the design challenge
ahead of me to capture the complex yet
understated essence of lavender.”
With blowtorch in-hand, Garcia got to
work…the result is a magnificent piece of
metal art. “As to the creative process, the
solution came to me from my childhood,”
Cheryl notes. “I adored watching my
mom make sweet bundles and sachets of
lavender straight from the garden…I’d
sit with her and create small bundles of
lavender tied together with raffia ribbon.”
It was those moments that served as the

Sue Owen and Cheryl Garcia

Photo by Harry Grindrod

artist’s inspiration for a simplified, yet
powerful lavender sculpture.
“Lavandula” depicts a tied bundle of
lavender flowers and stands 11 feet tall,
weighing in excess of 400 pounds. Set
against a backdrop of a lavender farm,
come experience Cheryl’s art for yourself
at The English Lavender Farm at 8040
Thompson Creek Road in the Applegate.

My Lavender Kitchen
by Sue Owen, The English Lavender Farm

My first memories of lavender are
associated with my English maternal
grandmother—as her signature perfume,
yes—but also as a tiny muslin bag full of
this sweet-smelling plant which I used
to sleep with, tucked into my pillow. I
remember sitting on the garden wall as
a child and making
pretty little bags and
weaving lavender
stems with silk
ribbons of pink and
blue; she would
hang these sachets
and wands in her
wardrobe and place
them in her drawers
which I imagine
is why she often
smelled of lavender,
even in the winter.
To me, lavender has
connotations of love,
home and happiness
and it is not at all
surprising that my
husband and I now own a lavender
farm and that I spend much of my time
experimenting with and adding lavender
to all kinds of products. My current
favorite thing to experiment with is food!
The idea of eating lavender may
seem like a new fad but lavender has
always had its place in the kitchen and
has earned something of a “gourmet”
reputation—top chefs have used lavender
buds and infusions in their recipes from
time to time when wanting to impress. It
is no secret that British royalty has had
something of an obsession with floral
infusions over the years; I’m sure many
of us have heard the story of Queen
Elizabeth I and her penchant for lavender
conserve at her dining table. For me
however, it is not that “fancy;” it is just
another flavor enhancer in my kitchen
arsenal of herbs and spices. If you have
ever added “Herbes de Provence” to
your dishes, then chances are high that
you have already cooked with lavender
as it is one of the key ingredients in that
particular blend of herbs.
Lavender recipes have become quite
popular of-late and a quick Google
search finds them widespread on the
internet. It is not difficult to find an array
of dishes from canapes and appetizers to
main courses and desserts.
So, how do you begin to use lavender
to add flavor to your cooking?
The simple answer to this question is
“Sparingly!” I have found that if I don’t
get the balance quite right, I can turn
an otherwise delicious dish into one fit
only for the bin! Lavender is to be used
with great caution, unless you happen
to like your food tasting of soap. A little
is amazing—a lot is not. You can start
by adding half a teaspoon of dried and
ground culinary lavender buds to a batch
of shortbread cookies—this is a simple
way to get a delightful result. A few dried
culinary lavender buds ground-up and
added to some plain goat cheese with

a little salt is also a great way to begin.
If you like cocktails, then how about a
lavender martini? Just infuse your simple
syrup first with a few lavender buds tied
up in a muslin bag for half an hour and
you will impress your guests no end!
I have used lavender in rubs for
chicken, lamb and
pork; I have made
a lavender butter
which is very good
on scones with
some homemade
strawberry jam.
I infuse lavender
sprigs in white wine
vinegar which makes
for a wonderfullydifferent salad
dressing; we have
flavored our honey
with dried buds
which is absolutely
fantastic; the best,
for me though, and
where lavender
really excels, is in desserts! Lavender
crème brûlée, lavender with peaches or
apricots; lavender cupcakes with honey
frosting, lavender ice cream, lavender
lemon drizzle cake… is your mouth
watering yet?!
Lavender pairs extremely well with
lemon, peaches, honey, chocolate,
blueberries, vanilla and thyme.
At the farm, we make all of our
homemade jellies, jams, lemonade and
cookies with lavender and the amount
we use varies from recipe to recipe. The
thing is to experiment—don’t be afraid to
try something new! You will soon get an
idea of the right amount for you.
One thing to remember—it’s no fun
biting into a piece of cake and coming
away with a mouthful of lavender buds.
We like to use lavender as an infusion,
so either grind it (say, with sugar for
baking) or strain it out of a liquid (cream
or syrup) before using. You’ll still get
great lavender flavor but without the
unpleasant chewy bits.
You can grow your own lavender for
cooking—start with an organic plant
from a reputable nursery or lavender
farm where they don’t use sprays and
nasty chemicals—we have a number of
such lavender farms here in Southern
Oregon (www.southernoregonlavendertrail.
com). If you don’t want to grow your
own, then you can find dried culinary
lavender buds quite easily at your local
farmers markets, or, at the lavender
farms this summer in the Applegate
Valley (Friday to Sunday throughout
June and July). For cooking, look out
for the following lavender varieties—
Lavandula Angustifolia “Royal Velvet,”
Lavandula Angustifolia “Buena Vista”
and Lavandula X-Intermedia “Provence.”
If you would like more information about
cooking with lavender, please contact Sue at
The English Lavender Farm, 8040 Thompson
Creek Road, Applegate, Oregon. 541-8460375, www.englishlavenderfarm.com.

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July 21
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July 28
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August 4
The Rogue Suspects
August 11
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August 25
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The Complete Coffeehouse
Celebrating 20 Years!

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More than just Great Coffee . . .

Come experience why Pony Espresso is Jacksonville’s favorite
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• Jacksonville’s only drive thru window!
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• Full Breakfast, Lunch, and catering for your party or event.
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• Excellent selection of House-Made baked goods & pastry.

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JULY

Mon: All Day Happy Hour and
Live Music!

Movies

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.

July 7: Jaws
July 14: PeeWee’s Big
Adventure
July 21: Anchorman
July 28: Inside out

Music
July 1: Cam McVay
July 8: The Brothers reed
July 15: Seth Hansson
July 22: Jeff Kloetzel
July 29: Intuitive Compass

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.

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