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Politics… at a Very Local Level

nless you’re living under a rock, you can’t help
but notice this is “political” season in America!
In the coming weeks, the mass media barrage
will be in full-force as candidates vying for national,
state and local offices hijack the airwaves and internet to
convince us to vote “their way.”
Here in Jacksonville, I think we’re lucky that our City
Council and Mayoral races are the antithesis of what’s
happening at the national level. As I’ve mentioned in
previous columns, there are 3 City Council seats and
the Mayor’s seat up for grabs in the November General
Election. And even though I don’t know everyone who’s
running yet, I’m confident our town will produce a
well-balanced ticket. Based upon their performance
records, it’ll be easy to endorse our current councilors
who choose to run for re-election. And, it’ll be a bonus if
we’re not subjected to candidates with single-issue axes
to grind…something that’s happened too many times.
It’s one thing to serve on council with a desire to
actively deal with and solve a multitude of issues—it’s
entirely different to get elected, solve the only issue you care
about and then be a lame duck for years! (Yes, it happens.)
Despite that possibility, Jacksonville politics is
conducted on a more open, friendly and transparent

basis than most cities. Perhaps it’s due to our
officeholders being volunteers and not doing so to
earn a living.
In recent weeks, Jacksonville’s City Council, Mayor
and staff have made us proud with the completion of
several large-scale projects. The city’s aging dam and
spillway has been “fixed,” and is now able to safely
channel heavy rainfall from the reservoir downstream.
After decades of discussion, the project was wellmanaged by City Administrator Jeff Alvis—at a cost far
below original estimates! (Please see Tony Hess’ article/
photos on page 16).
In addition, City Hall is about to move to the historic
Courthouse, another project that’s taken years of vision
and work to accomplish. As of this writing, the date for
the official move-in is the week of July 25. I’ll bet my
bottom dollar that after getting settled, Mayor Becker
will be throwing a party and leading tours, so look for
that announcement on our Facebook page and website.
This political season, join me in being grateful for
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Jacksonville Cemetery Association and Madrone Theatre Company
Team-Up to Present “Spoon River Anthology”
For the past ten years, the pioneers of Jacksonville
have been brought back to life each October, through
dramatic “Meet the Pioneers” reenactment performances
in the Jacksonville Cemetery. The grassroots community
event has grown each year, with hundreds of visitors
trekking up the hill above the gold rush town in small
groups to enjoy historical presentations about the saloon
days, Peter Britt, privates and generals, railroads—and,
of course, life, love, and death.
This fall, however, the producers of that event are taking
a break—but that doesn’t mean cemetery enthusiasts
will have to go without their annual “funereal fix.” For
this year, the Friends of Jacksonville Historic Cemetery
(FOJHC) are teaming up with the Madrone Theatre
Company, a newly-created theatrical troupe, to present
a unique adaptation of Edgar Lee Masters’ cemeteryinspired Spoon River Anthology. The performances will
be held Oct.7-9, 14-16 and 21-23 at Rogue Community
College Performance Hall, 130 E. 8th St., Medford. Evening
performances will be offered at 7:30pm Friday and
Saturday, with Sunday matinees at 2:00pm.
Life and death in a rural town—Just over a century
ago, Edgar Lee Masters published his poetic rendering
of small town life—and death—in Spoon River Anthology.
In this fall’s production, the poignant characters based
on Masters’ upbringing in rural Illinois will come back
to life in a staging by the Madrone Theatre Company,
many of whom have their own rural connections—
in Southern Oregon. Spoon River is a fictitious early
20th Century Midwestern village, and its namesake
anthology is comprised of more than two hundred short
free-verse poems—basically epitaphs of the residents
buried in the town’s cemetery. Upon its publication in
1915, the volume drew national acclaim for Masters, but
also created a scandal in Lewistown and Petersburg, the
rural Illinois towns where he spent his formative years.
Many residents recognized themselves in the thinlyveiled work of fiction, and some of the accounts were
less than flattering. As one literary observer noted,
“With the publication of Spoon River Anthology, Masters
exploded the powerful myth that small-town America
was a social utopia. Here for the first time was a
community that people recognized in its wholeness
and complexity.”
The Madrone Theatre Company production is an
adaptation by Ron Danko, who also directs and acts in
the play. This Spoon River is based on Masters’ original
1915 edition and also a 1924 edition known as The New
Spoon River. (It is unrelated to a popular Broadway play
based on the anthology.)
The ensemble consists of six local actors and one
musician, most of whom have strong ties to Jacksonville
or other rural settings in Southern Oregon. Danko and
three of the actors—Constance Jesser, Jois Harkness and
Lea Worcester—hail from Jacksonville. Other actors
include Rob Hirschboeck of Ashland and David Sours of
Talent. Compiling folk music and early American songs
to accompany the production is David Gordon, a retired
opera singer and music historian who recently relocated
to Jacksonville, and who has won local acclaim for his
performances of American folk songs inspired by early
life in Jacksonville and its environs.
“Spoon River is about love, betrayal, politics, hope,
and failure,” says Danko, who has directed, adapted

Photo © by David Gibb Photography, www.dgibbphoto.com.
The Madrone Theatre Company - from left, in the back row, are Ron Danko, Constance Jesser, David Sours (with fiddle),
Rob Hirschboeck, and Lea Worcester. Seated are David Gordon and Jois Harkness.
and performed in three previous versions of the Masters
classic. “We have slimmed down the anthology to just 51
characters, presented briskly, who we feel will resonate
with our audiences even after a century.” Characters
include a respected doctor, convicted of swindling; a
judge, bent on revenge against those who mocked him
in his youth; a mother seeking an act of pardon from
President Lincoln; a telephone operator sharing the
secrets she has learned while eavesdropping; and a
young soldier, devoted to a girl and questioning a war.
“It’s a great cast, and they are very effective at
bringing Spoon River to life,” says Danko, adding that
“People who came to Jacksonville for the “Meet the
Pioneers” programs in the cemetery will definitely relate
to these wonderful characters, whom Masters creates in
only a few words.” Danko also notes that proceeds from
the production will be donated to FOJHC.
Dirk Siedlecki, the president of the FOJHC Board of
Directors and who, with his wife Mary, helped produce
the pioneer events in the cemetery for the past ten years,
expressed great enthusiasm for this joint venture with
Madrone Theatre Company.

“This is a great opportunity for the cemetery
association, as well as the community, to continue the
tradition of celebrating the history and traditions of
Southern Oregon and rural America,” he said. “Spoon
River Anthology is a wonderful work of literature, but it
will be especially wonderful to see it staged this fall.”
Also making this event possible is Rogue Community
College, which is donating space for the performances.
In addition to Danko and Sours, who are instructors at
the college, Wayd Drake, another RCC instructor, will be
designing lights for the production.

“Spoon River Anthology” will be
performed Friday-Sunday on
October 7-9, 14-16 & 21-23 at
Rogue Community College
Performance Hall, located at
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sponsors and three great dealerships—
has raised nearly $75,000 for Skills
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translated into nearly $4 Million in college
scholarships awarded to area students!
“We’re very proud of the impact we’ve
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start of something great in Jacksonville.”
The Fall Classic now draws nearly 200
cars and trucks of all makes and models.
Throughout its history the show has
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A car show with history deserves a
historic venue.
Rogue Valley Corvettes’ Fall Classic—
one of the region’s most popular car culture
events—is moving to Historic Jacksonville!
The footprint of Rogue Valley
Corvettes’ membership spans from
Medford to Grants Pass and Klamath
Falls, as far north as Douglas County,
south to Sacramento, as far west as the
California coast and east to Reno. But
it was a ‘natural’ to move the club’s
premier event to the center of the region’s
universe, according to club leaders.
The 2016 Fall Classic will be held at
Bigham Knoll Campus in Jacksonville
on September 10th from 8:00am-2:00pm.
“We’re very excited about the move to
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think, for Jacksonville. This is one of the
nicest car culture events in the area and
it’s going to be held in one of the nicest
places around.”
With a long, rich history in the
Rogue Valley, and known as “The most
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Its popularity and attendance quickly
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The Artists Workshop 32nd Annual
Art Show and Sale is August 5-28!
The Artists Workshop Show and Sale will fill the walls of the Art Presence Art
Center in Jacksonville for their 32nd Annual Art Exhibit from August 5 through
August 28. For all four weekends in August, the exhibit will be open from 11:00am5:00pm each Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The public is invited to attend a festive
reception on Saturday, August 6th from 3:00-6:00pm to view the latest work and
visit with the artists. The Art Presence Art Center is located at 206 N. 5th Street at the
corner of 5th and D Streets on the grounds of the historic Courthouse.
Many of the artists have painted on-location together while some completed their
paintings in their own studios. No matter the location or inspiration, all artists look
forward to hanging their paintings for the public and hope, of course, for paintings to
find new homes!
This year’s poster features the work of Laura Kolding—a strong contemporary
landscape in oil, titled “Rogue River.” Paintings by Steve Bennett, Kim Foucher and
Sue Bennett were in 2nd and 3rd place. The show has a plethora of strong, longtime,
professional artists who have found pleasure in painting for up to forty years.
The Artists Workshop is pleased to have its members bringing their interpretations
to canvas, including works by Wendy Adler, Raye Aubin, Susan Austin, Jennifer
Bagwell, Steve & Sue Bennett, Peter Coons, Susan DeRosa, Rick Evans, Kim Faucher,
Marilyn Hurst, Laura Kolding, Jean Mailander, Kirsten Meriwether, Pamela
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News From Britt Hill

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by Donna Briggs, Britt President & CEO

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e are very excited about our
entire 2016 Britt Orchestra
season. On Opening night,
Friday, August 5, Music Director Teddy
Abrams opens the 2016 Britt Orchestra
season with a new commission by
celebrated Russian-American composer
Lev Zhurbin, whom The New York
Times has called, “strikingly original
and soulful.” The Russian program
continues with Shostakovich’s complex
and powerful First Violin Concerto,
featuring Ray Chen. Winner of the Queen
Elisabeth (2009) and Yehudi Menuhin
Competitions (2008), Ray Chen is among
the most compelling young violinists
today. “Ray has proven himself to be a
very pure musician with great qualities
such as a beautiful youthful tone,
vitality and lightness. He has all the
skills of a truly musical interpreter,”
said the great Maxim Vengerov.
Another highlight of our Season
is the collaboration with the Oregon
Shakespeare Festival (OSF). On August
8, OSF company members Kate Hurster,
Jeremy Peter Johnson, Michael Sharon and
Britney Simpson will join the Britt Orchestra
for a program that marries songs from
recent OSF musicals with Shakespeareinspired orchestral works by Berlioz,
Tchaikovsky, William Walton and more.
We are also looking forward to
introducing orchestral music to our
youth throughout the 3 weeks of the
Britt Orchestra season. With our efforts
to increase community engagement,
Britt’s year-round education programs
have reached new levels of outreach and
support. Thanks to the sponsorships
of the Anna May Family Foundation,
Coquille Tribal Community Fund and
Southern Oregon Subaru, we will be
offering six FREE children’s concerts
starting at 10:00am on August 1, 3, 9, 10,
15 and 16. The young and young at heart
are invited to join us in the Performance

Garden for these concerts.
The Children's Concerts create a
fun and casual setting to help families
introduce their children to orchestral
instruments and symphonic music. All
concert programs focus on interactivity
with the audience, giving young
audience members the chance to play
music for themselves. We believe that
early exposure to the creative dynamism
of music increases the interest of children
and families in musical activities, such as
concert attendance, learning an instrument,
and playing in a school ensemble.
As many of you know, Teddy Abrams
is much more than our Music Director
and Conductor. He is a passionate
advocate for the arts and is 100% devoted
to putting the Britt Orchestra and the
village of Jacksonville on the map. Since
Teddy joined the Britt family in 2014, the
Britt Orchestra has benefited from his
enthusiastic endorsements throughout
the United States, with extensive
coverage in the San Francisco Chronicle
and Classical Voice North America, to name
a few. Our wonderful Britt Orchestra
and Jacksonville venue were just recently
featured in Symphony, the magazine of the
League of American Orchestras. To put
this into perspective, this kind of industry
recognition is something even big city
orchestras dream of.
Kudos to the Britt family, the Orchestra,
Board of Directors, staff, Britt Society
Volunteers, Host Families, Sponsors and
Patrons, like yourself. Your contributions
have made this season all that it is.

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State of the Art Presence Art Center

by Hannah West, Southern Oregon Artists Resource
And the Music Played On…Art Presence has received donations of numerous musical
instruments, including 11 electric guitars, 7 acoustic guitars, 2 keyboards, an electric drum
set, a computer, headphones, mic stands, amps, etc. Attempts to find a home for them
brought no results, so they sat at the Art Center collecting dust. That is, until one of our
member artists, Debbie Earley, and her husband Jim, purchased them all, then donated
them to Ruch School for their new music program! We thank them for the generous
amount they paid to Art Presence and the incredible gift they have given to the school.
Art Presence Offsite Exhibits
• LAST CHANCE! Pioneer Village: “Elaine Witteveen: A Retrospective.” Final
exhibition of paintings by Elaine Witteveen continues through the end of August.
Purchase the painting of your choice by this venerated member of the southern
Oregon art community before her remaining works go up for auction with the rest
of her personal possessions!
• ENDING SOON! Jacksonville Library, Naversen Room: “Photos and Sketches
and Apps” Nancy Bardos. Bardos’ exhibition of photography and iPhoneography
at the Jacksonville Library continues through August 10. Nancy’s unique images
reveal a perspective on the world that encompasses both its beauty and its humor.
• Medford Library: “Egyptian Mythology” by Zoe West. West’s exhibit of ancient
Egyptian-style artwork expressing a lighthearted visual commentary on modern
life continues through August.
What’s Happening Upstairs?—Figure Drawing Hiatus: Our Monday life drawing
studio takes a break for the summer. We will resume on September 5.
Reserve our upstairs room for your class, workshop or meeting! Contact Anne
Brooke at 541-941-7057.

A

"Into the Gloaming," pastel by Peter Coons

s another school year draws near, we turn our attention to the benefits of art
in education. A fresh search immediately brought a New York Times article,
prepared by Park West Gallery, before us. Here are a few highlights:
“Dr. Eugene Beresin, M.D., M.A., professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School
and executive director at The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, has been doing
research for years that shows how art contributes to childhood cognitive development.
‘Research shows that students’ exposure to theater and music is associated with
academic engagement, academic aspirations and university enrollment,’ says
Beresin. ‘We also know that the arts—music, drama, narratives and graphic arts—are
associated with building personal identity, positive self-esteem, life satisfaction and
giving kids a sense of meaning and purpose.’”
“A two-year study of Turnaround Arts schools showed a 22.5 percent increase in math
scores and 12.6 percent improvement in reading for participants in the program.”
“Park West CEO Albert Scaglione, a former NASA contractor, believes that art
facilitates ‘the work of being free to think about something never done before.’”
“Early exposure to the arts…can be a catalyst for years of creative thinking to follow.”
This post at PBS.org has information on the benefits of art for very young children:
http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/music-arts/the-importance-of-art-in-child-development/.
Artist’s Workshop Annual Show & Sale—August brings the ever-popular annual
show and sale of the Artist’s Workshop. This year’s exhibition will be on display
August 5–28.

“Summer’s Here”

“Still Life”
iPhoneographs by Nancy Bardos

“Good Morning”

Hannah West is a Jacksonville website designer and art advocate. She
is the creator and editor of the Southern Oregon Artists Resource (www.
soartists.com), serves on the board of Art Presence Art Center, is a core
founding member of the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon and curates the
monthly art exhibits at GoodBean cafe. See some of her art and web design
work at www.hannahwestdesign.com.

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t was lunchtime. The café was
any and all opportunity for suspense by
jumping. We stood near the
revealing, right from the first episode,
entrance, enjoying the airthat it’s insects from outer space that
conditioning while quietly awaiting
are causing the current dysfunction in
an available table. Across the room,
Congress. And with that, we lost all
a gentleman stood to leave. As he
interest. (CBS, Mondays at 10 p.m.).
approached the door, he glanced at our
We cast our eyes across the pond to
faces and smiled in apparent recognition. offerings from Great Britain (courtesy of
“Mr. Robot is coming back,” he said.
PBS), and joyfully discovered that two
Our confused silence must have
favorite shows are returning to these
expressed the facial equivalent of “Huh?” shores this summer. To wit:
because after a slightly painful pause he
Inspector Lewis returns for a final season
added, “I saw a commercial for it.”
on Masterpiece Mystery, starting Sunday
Oh! We realized that he was talking
August 7 at 9 p.m. This low-key, cleverly
about the USA Network’s drama about a
plotted police procedural, set in Oxford,
young, semi-delusional computer hacker
England, is a spin-off of the well-loved
named Elliot Alderson, whose task—at
Inspector Morse series that aired between
the apparent behest of a man he refers to
1987 and 2000. Lewis, played by Kevin
as Mr. Robot—is to bring down “corrupt” Whately, once was Morse’s underling
corporate America. It was one of our
sergeant; these days, he’s the clever chief
favorite shows last
inspector. We’re
year, fast-paced
happy the show
and devilishly
is back for one
devious, the
last run.
perfect antidote to
But our favorite
witless summer
British import—at
action movies.
least until Sherlock
We’d mentioned
returns in 2017—
it in one of our
is The Great British
columns, and
Baking Show (PBS,
while we didn’t
Fridays at 9 p.m.).
recognize this
This charming
diner, he clearly
10-week series
Judges and Contestants gather for
was one of our
follows a dozen
"The Great British Baking Show"
readers. So we
amateur bakers
nodded amiably and concurred, “Yup.”
on a quest to be named “the best.” Each
“Can’t wait,” said the man said. “Is
week, they tackle a different baking
that other show coming back?”
skill as the difficulty increases and the
Just like that, we were again at the
competition unfolds. Every culinary
Huh? stage, until we registered that he
challenge—there are three per episode—
meant Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell,
makes us gloriously hungry. The cakes,
a fantastical mini-series that had aired
breads, and pastries that the bakers
last summer. “No, that one’s not coming
prepare tantalize us—even their failed
back,” we explained. “It was based on a
attempts. Oddly, you’d think this show
novel, and the story ended. Sorry.”
would be simple to clone on American
The man shrugged. “Well,” he said as
TV, but two recent attempts—The
he exited, “let us know if there’s anything
American Baking Competition on CBS and
else worth watching.” We rushed to the
The Great Holiday Baking Show on ABC—
table, and for a while were consumed with prove that it’s not. They were such crass
consuming our lunch. But eventually we
misinterpretations of the premise that
began to think about the diner’s request.
we decided to take a Brexit from such
What else is worth watching this summer
competitions until the original’s return.
in addition to Mr. Robot (USA, Wednesday
Accept no imitations!
nights at 10 p.m.)?
Paula and Terry each have long impressiveSadly, there’s not much to excite us.
sounding resumes implying that they are
We had hopes for the political satire
battle-scarred veterans of life within the
BrainDead, from the creators of The Good
Hollywood studios. They’re now happily
Wife, but the show’s writers sacrificed
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News from the Friends of
Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery

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Bella
After
Britt

by Dirk J. Siedlecki, President – FOJHC

efore telling you about this
month's events and activities,
I would like to take a moment
to acknowledge the passing of a very
special lady and friend, Dee Moore, who
died on June 26. Dee was a very strong
supporter of our Pioneer Cemetery and
of everything
historic in
Jacksonville.
She served on
the Board of
the Friends of
Jacksonville's
Historic
Cemetery
and donated
her skills in
photography
and graphic
arts on many
projects. Dee and her husband, Ron, who
preceded her in death in January of this
year, were dedicated volunteers who
were not only generous with their time,
but also with financial support. Dee was
a remarkable lady who, despite a number
of medical conditions over the past
several years, never complained or asked
“Why me?” She was always upbeat with a
beautiful smile and laugh no matter what.
Dee was a wonderful sounding board for
me and offered reassuring advice and
guidance that will be greatly missed.
Rest in peace dear friend… you'll be
truly missed, but will remain in our
hearts and thoughts.
Dirk
Upcoming August Cemetery Events
& Activities:
Tuesday Evening Cemetery Stroll,
Tuesday, August 9, 6:30-8:00pm—Join
us for an after-dinner stroll through
the grounds of Jacksonville’s Pioneer
Cemetery. Our stroll this month will be
led by Docents Pat Stancel and Shirley
Blaul and will be in the Odd Fellow
(IOOF) Section of the Cemetery. Learn
some of the history of this fraternal
organization with deep roots in the
community and an active organization,
today. We will visit grave sites of some
of those Pioneers and members buried
within this section. Meet your docents
at the top of the Cemetery Road where
you will find parking available. Wear
comfortable walking shoes and consider
bringing a hat, bug spray and water. No
advance reservations are required and
there is no fee to attend. For those who
can and want to help support our work
in the cemetery, donations are accepted
and appreciated. This will be our final
Cemetery Stroll of 2016. We hope you
have enjoyed these special tours as much
as we have enjoyed leading them.

History Saturday in the Cemetery,
Saturday, August 13, 10:00-11:30am—
Our program this month, "Pioneers:
Their Journey West," will be presented by
Vivienne Grant and Joan Hess. The talk
will be on those brave and hearty souls
who made the journey westward, using
various means
and routes,
and all they
endured and
encountered
along the way.
It promises
to be an
interesting and
informative
program. Meet
your docents
at the Top of
the Cemetery
Road where you will find parking
available. Chairs will be setup next to the
Sexton's Tool House located in the center
of the traffic circle. We suggest wearing
comfortable walking shoes and bringing
along a hat, sunscreen and water.
Advance reservations are not
required and we do not charge a fee
for this program. Donations are always
appreciated and help to support our
ongoing restoration and preservation
work in the cemetery.
Marker Cleaning and Workshops,
Saturday, August 20, 9:00am-12noon—
Looking for a fun and worthwhile
volunteer project? Then join us for our
marker cleaning workshop and learn
how to properly and safely clean these
wonderful treasures and help preserve
them for future generations. All the tools
and supplies will be provided along with
instructions and our sincere appreciation.
Parking is available at the top of the
Cemetery Road and at the Sexton's Tool
House, located in the center of the traffic
circle. Dress for the project as you will
get a little wet and bring along a hat,
sunscreen and a stool to sit on.
Coming in October—The Friends of
Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery and
Madrone Theatre Company Team-Up
to Present "Spoon River Anthology"—
As many of you know, the Friends
of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery
(FOJHC) has decided to take a year off
from presenting our Meet the Pioneers
program which has been a wonderful
success for the past ten years. We do
plan on bringing it back in October 2017,
which will give us time to fully prepare
a new production and allow us to make
some changes to reduce the number
of volunteers and time it takes to put
this program on. Early this year, while
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is invited to visit Hanley Farm every
Thursday from 4:00-7:00pm to learn how
to grow food in a way that is affordable,
labor-saving, and requires no irrigation.
The Agricultural Manager is excited to
lead tours of the demonstration garden
and answer your questions regarding our
growing practices.
At Hanley Farm, we strive to cultivate
our common history of growing food in a
way that preserves the soil and meets the
nutritional needs of a thriving community.
Pizza Nights are Back…on Thursday
August, 18th!—The Family Nurturing
Center has partnered with the Southern
Oregon Historical Society to bring Pizza
Nights back to Hanley Farm! The third

Thursdays of every month are always
special at the farm—activities include
demonstration-garden tours, historic
Hanley Farmhouse tours, flint-knapping
demonstrations, and children’s activities.
Third Thursday activities, 4:00-7:00pm,
Pizza & Music, 5:30-8:30pm. Admission:
FREE! Hanley Farmhouse Tours: $5/nonmembers; $3/SOHS members. Questions
regarding Pizza Night should be directed to
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Pioneer Profiles: The McCullys ­­­– Part 2
The Next Chapter…
by Carolyn Kingsnorth
In the mid-1800s, the promise of gold and free land lured fortune seekers and settlers to the
newly-formed Oregon Territory. They were soon followed by merchants who amassed their
own wealth selling supplies to the miners and farmers. This ongoing series shares the stories of
these pioneers and their times.

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Friday,
Aug. 12th
7 00, 7 15,
7 30 & 7 45 pm
1 hour walk leaves
from Visitors Center
at Oregon & C streets

Jacksonville
Haunted History Tour
Tou r
Not your ordinary "ghost tour" but a history tour
about real hauntings resulting from past events!
Tours limited to 15 people - $5 per person
Reservations at 541-245-3650 or
info@historicjacksonville.org
Visit www.historicjacksonville.org
for additional tour dates.
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hen John McCully took the
Jane initially thought of the Seminary
stage out of Jacksonville in
as a “finishing school” for the daughters
the winter of 1861, he closed
of Jacksonville’s upper-class families,
the door on the town, his home, his
but she was soon persuaded to admit
marriage, and his family. He left his wife, boys as well. Even after public schools
Jane, with his debt and three children.
were available, Jane provided advanced
Over $7,500 was owed on his 2-story
education for both girls and boys. She
brick commercial building and his fine
was the only teacher the children of many
new home. His
of Jacksonville’s
properties were
prominent citizens
on the brink
ever knew. Her
of foreclosure,
pupils included
and creditors
Hoffmans, Bybees,
threatened to
Klippels, and
also take his land
other first families.
and attach his
Most went on
business interests.
to university,
Jane Mason
ranking at the top
McCully made it
of their classes,
clear to children
and she was partly
and town folk
responsible for their
that they were
becoming important
never to mention
personalities in
John McCully’s
Oregon history.
name again.
Dr. John McCully
But Jane was
and Jane Mason
also a survivor.
McCully never
And she had her
divorced and there
children—Jimmy
is no record of
(James), Molly
their ever again
(Mary), and
communicating.
Issie (Isabel)—
Jane continued to
to consider.
live in the McCully
They had to be
House for almost
Jane Mason McCully
fed, clothed,
40 years. She wrote
and educated.
poetry and was
So Jane set about salvaging her life,
described in a newspaper article as “the
her family, and whatever business
author of many poems of merit.” She
interests she could.
was active in civic and social affairs, an
McCully Hall had to be abandoned. It
enthusiastic member of the Eastern Star
was only half paid for and would have
lodge, and an important participant in
to be sold at sheriff’s auction. The city
the Pioneer Society.
lot was mortgaged to its limit and would
It also appears that Jane had a good
have to go. But she had to hang onto the
head for business. Over the years, local
house or her children would be homeless. papers reported various Jane McCully
She would have the title transferred to
investments and financial enterprises.
her name. She could sell the interest
She bought lots and houses and she
in the dairy and use that money to
increased her investment in various
make a payment on the house. The part
business interests. Her success was such
ownership of the El Dorado Saloon was
that her unmarried daughter, Issie, never
clear—it brought in a little money each
had to worry about finances.
month that could go towards the bills.
As for John McCully, it would appear
And she would start a school. There
that he slowly set about rebuilding his
was little schooling available locally, and
life. Some of the details are sketchy for
people were clamoring for more. Jane
the five years after he left Jacksonville,
was a trained teacher—she had been a
but John apparently spent some time
teacher in Indiana when she first met
in gold mining camps in Idaho and
John, and she had taught at a private
Montana. He went back to the study of
school in Salem to tide them over the
medicine, taking a course of medical
winter after they reached Oregon.
study in St. Louis, Missouri, and
Jane couldn’t start a school overnight.
practicing for a short period in Iowa.
There had to be a curriculum and lessons
After which, he became a purser on the
and textbooks and supplies—which
river steamers plying the Willamette,
could take months. There had to be an
working the next years for a company
interim source of money.
owned by his two older, and much
Fortune shone upon Jane. Amos
more successful, brothers.
Rogers and his wife, new arrivals
The 1880 census lists John as a
in Jacksonville, asked to rent the
“gardener” in Yamhill County. His
downstairs rooms and kitchen of her
brothers and nephews had substantial
home so they could open a boarding
farming and cattle enterprises in the area,
house—and they would pay her to help
and again, he may have been working for
with the baking. It may have seemed
them in some capacity.
like déjà vu to Jane—a reversion to her
However, it appears that soon
arrival in Jacksonville 10 years earlier
thereafter John moved on to Joseph,
when she had baked bread, pies, and
Oregon, where his nephews were some
cakes to keep the family afloat. But it
of the prominent founding fathers. In
was respectable work, not charity; she
Josephs, he was known as “Uncle Doc,”
would be providing tasty meals to the
and may even have opened a medical
hungry townspeople; and it would
practice there. Some sources credit him
provide a lifeline until she could open
with founding Josephs’ Masonic Order.
her school.
John died in 1889 at the age of
In the fall of 1862, Jane opened Mrs.
68. According to a letter from one
McCully’s Seminary in the family’s old
of his nephews, he had the biggest
log cabin, the town’s first school for girls.
funeral procession Joseph had ever
There were no empty seats, and after
seen—courtesy of the Masons—“with
the first year, the Rogers moved their
40 teams and 30 walking Masons
boarding house to another location, and
attending the casket.” Whether this
Jane took over the entire home for her
was a tribute to John or to his family,
school. In addition to full day sessions, she we do not know. John is buried in the
taught English for $14 a term, piano for
Masonic cemetery near Joseph.
$40, and drawing and painting for $15.
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Digging Jacksonville: Coins

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Pic 1: Chinese wen manufactured during the Kang Xi reign (1662-1722) in Jiangning, China
Pic 2: (smaller coin): mil manufactured in Hong Kong 1866

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xcavations at Jacksonville’s
Chinese Quarter resulted in a
small assemblage of coins that
burned with the house in the fall of 1888.
Through numismatics, the study of coins,
it is possible to see past the damage and
determine how they were used prior to
the fire. The numismatic material included
coins from the United States, China, Hong
Kong, and Vietnam, a common assortment
for the time and place.
The intense heat caused considerable
damage, and some coins were difficult to
identify fully. However, it was possible to
determine that the Asian coins consisted
of 10 cast brass Chinese wen coins, (some
in fragmentary condition) one struck
bronze coin from Hong Kong dated
1866, and 37 cast-zinc Vietnamese dong
coins (most in fragmentary condition).
Additionally, there is one group of six to
ten Asian coins that were so badly melted
that only the distinctive traditional shape
shows their origin.
The very large percentage of zinc coins
from Vietnam indicates close ties with
southern Chinese ports between 1880 and
about 1895, as zinc Vietnamese dong coins
circulated in Guangdong province only
during this period. The date of the fire in
1888 is in the middle of this period.
In addition to the Asian coins, ten
United States coins were also recovered.
One 1843 dime was recovered, without
much damage other than the wear of
many years of circulation, and nine
quarters, all of which that were too
melted to be identified as to date or even
type. One is an individual coin, the other
eight, in the form of a small stack, are
melted together along their edges.
As United States coins were the
circulating medium in the economy,
the presence of a few US coins at any
Jacksonville site is to be expected. But
it should be kept in mind that quarters
were commonly used in gambling
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Gambling was essentially the only use
of the Vietnamese coins in American
Chinatowns, and a very common use of
the smaller Chinese coins. Both meltedtogether groups of coins were found
in an open area of the house where the
fire was hotter, and where other gaming
paraphernalia, such as glass game pieces,
turned-up.
Chinese wen were used as markers,
game pieces, and to represent stakes, (like
poker chips) but they served some nongambling uses, as well. Many Chinese
coins served as talismans, (charms for
protection and good fortune) particularly
older and larger ones. Of the ten Chinese
coins, the oldest one at the site was from
the Shun Zhi reign (1644-1661) and one
was from the Kang Xi reign (1662-1722).
Kang Xi’s reign was remarkably long and
his coins were kept as special keepsakes
in the hope of bringing that longevity to
the owner. The Kang Xi coin, the Hong
Kong mil, and the US 1843 dime were all
found in a different area of the burned
house from the gaming paraphernalia.
Asian coins also had medical uses,
both for rubbing the skin and for
making medicinal teas containing zinc.
Also, Chinese coins have been used as
decorations, often on clothing, sometimes
on baskets, although there is no direct
evidence for such uses at this site.
Marjorie Akin works as an applied medical
anthropologist, in addition to writing on a
wide range of topics. Her area of specialization
is numismatics. She is active in the Riverside,
California “Save Our Chinatown Committee,”
working to protect the archaeological remains
of Riverside’s Chinatown from development.
Retired steam engineer and historian Kevin
Akin has lived and worked his entire life in the
Riverside, California area. Two of his books
on local history have been published, along
with articles on numismatics. He has assisted
his wife, Margie Akin for 42 years, and is the
junior author of Numismatic Archaeology of
North America.

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The Jacksonville Dam – No Longer a Dam!
by Tony Hess

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Photos of July 2016 Dam Removal by Tony Hess

The Jacksonville dam and reservoir
was built in 1911, one mile west of town
along Jackson Creek. It was built to
provide a source of drinking water to
the town via a wooden transmission line
emanating from the city reservoir. In 1926,
the wooden pipeline was replaced by a
six-inch steel pipeline, and the dam was
raised four feet to provide more storage.
The system provided Jacksonville’s
drinking water until 1952, when the
city approved connecting to Medford’s
water supply, at which time the dam
was closed as a water supply. The switch
to Medford water was just in time, as
in the next few years, a large fire swept
through the mountains above the dam,
destroying most of the vegetation in the
watershed. This was followed by winters
of very heavy rainfall, with resulting high
sediment runoff filling ninety percent of
the reservoir with decomposed granite,
sands and gravels.
Jackson Creek continued to flow
into and through the reservoir, with its
seven-foot-deep pond. Water still flowed
over the dam and down the undersized
concrete spillway. However, over time,
high stream flows kept undercutting
the end of the spillway as it got shorter
when big pieces broke off. For the next
sixty-five years, all that remained was a
small pond and a waterfall off the end
of the broken spillway as the reservoir
continued to be classified as a “dam and
reservoir” by the state dam engineer.
By state law, even if a dam has ceased
to be used as originally designed to
store water, it must be maintained
in a safe condition. Since the city
wished to abandon it as a reservoir,
the state mandated that the dam must
be decommissioned in a manner that
satisfied state and federal agencies
so that the structure and the water
flowing through pose no future threat to
downstream areas.
Every year, the state dam engineer has
inspected the dam, and given the city a
report on the dam’s condition. In the last
ten years, the state had become firmer in
its requests that the city decommission

the dam, hence the work done this past
month to notch the dam, effectively
removing it.
In 2010, the city had RVCOG do
a study, and their recommendation
contained estimates from $370,000 to
$920,000 to cut a deep notch in the dam
and haul away much of the reservoir
sediments. The city then hired an
engineering firm to provide a detailed
design which had an estimated cost
of $750,000. Realizing this cost was
overwhelming to a town Jacksonville’s
size, the state dam engineer reexamined
the dam and concluded the sediments
could safely stay in-place.
However, the state concluded,
the undersized and broken concrete
spillway needed to be removed and
replaced with a natural new streambed.
The old spillway went down to the
bottom of the dam where the creek
resumes its slow and gradual path to
town. The design was completed by the
city’s engineering firm and the project
put-up for bid in the spring of 2016, with
a low bid of $75,000 from Kogap.
Today the new stream channel has
been constructed by building a twentyfoot-wide channel filled with three-foot
diameter boulders, each weighing over
1,000 pounds, terminating with a thirtyfoot steep plunge to the streambed
below. The reservoir pond will be
retained, but is just a little smaller,
having been lowered three feet. The
pond will continue to be home to ducks,
geese, and big turtles from fall through
spring, until the hot summer months dry
it up temporarily.
Two Forest Park trails pass close to
the pond and to the newly-built stream,
providing visitors a close-up experience
with the wildlife. So why is the dam no
longer a dam in the eyes of the state dam
engineer? Because on his last inspection
trip during the construction project, he
stood on the dam and declared it no
longer a dam, but just a hill with the
stream running over it. It’s official: the
Jacksonville Dam is no longer a dam!

Chamber Chat

by Tim Balfour, Executive Director
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
A Changed Visitor Experience

W

e learn much from our
conversations with visitors
at the Visitor Information
Center. Recent conversations have given
us insight into how the Jacksonville visitor
experience has changed over the years.
In one day, there was a perfect
example of this change. The first person
was someone who had visited town 30
years ago and was expecting the same
experience—the old western town
recreation that was “Pioneer Village,”
the museum, and the place to have
old-time pictures taken, etc.. She was
not interested in the trolley tour or the
historical sites walking tour, let alone
hiking any of the Woodlands trails.
After her time in town she returned to
the center and handed back the maps
and brochures and expressed her
disappointment saying, “There is nothing
to do in this town but shop!”
The second group had never been to
Jacksonville before and was totally open to
the staff’s suggestions of how to experience
town. They gladly took the trolley tour,
which provides an understanding of where
things are located in town as well as an
overview of our history.
They also took a stroll in the
Woodlands and then wandered around
town with the Historic Sites walking
tour map to view the lovely homes and
commercial buildings while soaking up

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our small-town vibe. And, in-between,
they took advantage of a couple of
bistros and wine tasting rooms. They
also returned to the center to express
their appreciation to the staff for the
recommendations and to say how much
they enjoyed their visit.
Yes, the town has changed for visitors
as well as residents over the past 30
years. We don’t have the readily-available
entertainment options from the past.
We do offer an authentic small-town
experience—although it may be a more
sophisticated, up-scale version.
One of the things we encourage visitors
to do is simply wander—to slow down
and walk around town. When you get
people to slow down and breathe they
are more receptive to the surrounding
environment. They can then notice the
subtle things that make Jacksonville unique.
They are also more likely to check-out
the stores, tasting rooms and eateries
that they “discover” on their stroll. They
may see a rental cottage or a B&B that
captures their imagination. Then they
learn about the many live-music options
at the wineries and bars as well as Britt
and some of the special history tours. And
before you know it, they are booking a
return visit for a longer period of time.
So even though the offerings have
changed significantly, we still offer an
alluring visitor experience.

A Few Minutes with the Mayor

2016 City-Wide Yard Sale is September 9-11

by Paul Becker

On Volunteers in the Trenches and Town

East Side, West Side, all around the town…
Boys and girls together, me and Mamie O'Rourke
Tripped the light fantastic on the sidewalks of New York
Things have changed since those times, some are up in "G"
Others they are wand'rers but they all feel just like me
They'd part with all they've got, could they once more walk
With their best girl and have a twirl on the sidewalks of New York

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he above lyrics are part of
a once immensely popular
song, but one forgotten today.
Written in the 1890’s, they reflect an
innocent time in our history… a time
long before two terrible World Wars, a
horrendous depression, and a current
state of world affairs dominated by
incompetent world and national leaders
too intent on protecting their own
interests while unable to cope with a
rising tide of violence matching anything
in Nazi Germany, Stalin’s Russia, or
Tojo’s Imperial Japan. The German
concentration camps may be long gone
in the pages of history, but the bigotry
and hatred that helped create them is still
alive… though under different banners.
I mean no disrespect to God when I
say I would like
to bring all the
fallen soldiers
on Omaha Beach
back to life… long
enough at least just
to march on our
nation’s Capital
with signs saying
SHAME! Shame on all those of you
who seem to have forgotten that it is the
People who run this country while you
are merely representing us! We did not
send you there to call one another names
or to denounce each other in public. We
did not send you there to lie to us and to
enrich yourselves by selling your favors
to any who would bid a high price.
I have never forgotten the images
of those brave Americans falling like
leaves from a tree when they landed
on that beach. Did any set foot on
that sand for personal profit… or
because of allegiance to some political
party… or to advance the fortune of an
international corporation with absolutely
NO allegiance to our flag, or any other
flag? Of course not! They were fighting
“the enemy.” An enemy determined to
destroy any vestige of a free democracy
wherever they ruled. The battle can

best be defined by the “isms” they
struggled against… Germany’s fascism,
Japan’s imperialism, and later, even
Stalin’s form of communism. It was their
struggle, their sacrifice, and their success,
that enabled America to grow into a
prosperous world leader.
Not that I wish to sound despondent
about our nation’s current condition for
I am not. Perhaps it’s the American in
me… but I look around our community
and I see common everyday folks whom
I know have not forgotten who we are.
They recite the Pledge of Allegiance
at every City Council meeting… and
vigorously, at that. They volunteer
for myriads of local tasks, CERT,
Commissions, Committees, the Boosters,
the Kiwanians, Rotary, Food & Friends
and Access…
these are all alive,
building and
strengthening
our community.
They clean up our
cemetery, hang the
flags out on July
4th. They volunteer
for traffic control during our parades.
And let’s not forget all the volunteers
who help during Britt performances.
These are not the people we read
or hear about in our news each day.
Retired or employed, these are our
neighbors helping make our City a better
community. Caring people such as these
have been around since the first covered
wagon arrived here more than a century
and a half ago. Somehow, I think the
fellows who died on that beach would
salute these who have followed and
preceded them.
As for the national and international
crowd that we hear of every waking
moment in our lives… Lily Tomlin said it
best, “Ninety-eight percent of the adults in
this country are decent, hard-working, honest
Americans. It's the other lousy two percent
that get all the publicity. But then—we
elected them.”

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City offices have moved to 206 N Fifth Street!
CITY OFFICE
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:00pm

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Monday - Friday
9:00am - 4:00pm

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Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
& Friday 8:30am-2:00pm
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JACKSONVILLE CITY SCHEDULE
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, August 2, 6:00pm (OCH)
PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, August 10, 6:00pm (OCH)
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, August 16, 6:00pm (OCH)
HARC: Wednesday, August 24, 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

Set-Up: Thursday, September 8th, 6:00-10:00pm (No Sales Allowed)
Yard Sale Days: 7:00am-8:00pm
As the City-Wide Yard Sale weekend
nears it is important to remember that
this event is not sponsored by the City
of Jacksonville and there are public
safety issues associated with this event.
When our town becomes full of bargain
hunters and treasure seekers there
are areas where parking becomes an
issue. Here are some basic guidelines
to follow during the busy weekend.
These guidelines are supported by the
Jacksonville Municipal Code and the
Oregon Revised Statutes.
• Never stop your vehicle in the
middle of the road
• The yellow, red and green markings
on the roadway and curbs indicate
that parking is either not allowed
or limited. Be aware of your
surroundings.
• Never park within 20 feet of an
intersection whether the curb or
ground is painted or not unless
a designated parking space is
indicated
• Public safety vehicles must be able to
travel safely down all streets in case
of an emergency

• Do not park with any portion of your
vehicle extending into the roadway
• If the road is painted with no parking
and/or a yellow, red or green line,
pulling into the area inside of that
line no matter how far off the street
the vehicle is, is still considered
illegally parking
• Timed parking will be enforced
• Handicapped parking will be
enforced
• There is absolutely no parking on
North Fifth St/Hwy 238
• California/Hwy 238 is actually a
State Highway and subject to tickets
associated with the Oregon State
Police and Jackson County Sheriff
Department also
• Read the signs at the beginning and
ending of each block to see if parking
is limited in that area
The City-wide Yard Sale weekend
is a busy one. Illegal parking makes
it more dangerous for all people
involved. The police will be ticketing
illegally-parked vehicles. Please be
sure you follow the law.

Friends of Jacksonville Library
Fall Book Sale is September 9 & 10
Friends of the Jacksonville Library will sponsor a Fall Book Sale during Garage
Sale Weekend, September 9-10. After shopping the town, stop in and see what is
available for your reading pleasure and do some early Christmas shopping.
On Friday, September 9, hours will be: members pre-sale from 9:00-10:00am
and then open to the public from 10:00am-4:00pm. On Saturday, September 10,
hours will be: 10:00am-4:00pm, with $5 for a bag of books from 2:00-4:00pm. The
sale will be in the Naversen Room of the Library.

City Snapshot
City Council Meeting, July 5—During
his staff report, Administrator Jeff Alvis
informed council that an offer had
been made and accepted on the cityowned “Miller House,” current home of
City Hall. Alvis noted the offer was in
excess of $400,000 and that escrow was
scheduled to close before the next council
meeting and that city offices would likely
be moving to the Courthouse around
July 18. Alvis then updated council on
the progress of the city dam/reservoir/
spillway project in the watershed,
noting that work was progressing
quickly and that the work to redirect
stream flow in and out of the reservoir
was on-schedule and within budget.
(See Tony Hess’ article on the dam on
page 16.) Alvis concluded his remarks
by informing council that the longawaited “buildable lands inventory,”
being conducted by the Planning
Department to determine future land
needs, was due sometime in September.
Council heard Public Comment
on the newly-proposed City Charter
Amendments. Resident Katie Haugse
was the only member of the audience
to address council, voicing objection to
section 7.9.
Council unanimously voted to appoint
Michael Turner to the Budget Committee,
a 30-year resident of town.
In what turned out to be a lengthy
discussion and deliberation, council
debated the merits of purchasing a new
Ford F-150 pickup truck for the Public
Works department. The $30,000+ price
tag had some councilors asking why
the city didn’t simply purchase a used

vehicle and/or why it wasn’t looking
at vehicles with better gas mileage.
City Administrator Jeff Alvis, who
also acts as the Public Works Director,
made the case for the new vehicle that
council eventually approved by a 5-2
vote. Alvis justified the purchase on the
basis that the cost of the vehicle via a
state-supported discount program was
a “good deal,” and that the city fleet is
aging. Further, with him transitioning
away from his administrative duties
in the coming years and taking a more
active role again in the PW Department,
the vehicle will be needed. Additionally,
he noted, the current high-mileage sedan
used by him and staff to travel within
the Rogue Valley and to out-of-area
conferences and meetings is in-need of
replacement. During public comment,
City Budget Committee Chair Doug
Phillips noted that staff had failed to
bring the matter to the attention of the
Budget Committee, which should have
weighed-in on the purchase last month
during budget season. Phillips seemed
to mirror the mood of many in council
chambers when he stated that the move
reflected “bad optics,” meaning that
although justifiable, the purchase “looks
bad” and was poorly-timed. Councilors
voted 5-2, with Councilors Criss Garcia
and Jocie Wall in the minority.
During staff/council discussion, Mayor
Becker brought up the need to start
addressing what he called a noticable
uptick in traffic flow in Jacksonville
and the ramifications on current traffic
patterns/infrastructure.

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What Does the County Assessor Do?
This November, Jackson County will
vote for a new Assessor. The position
has been vacant since January 2016. In
the May Primary election, 5 candidates
were in the race. Total votes cast for the
JC Assessor office was 47,768. The votes
were split due to the number of people
vying for the office. The top 2 winners
each received 25% of the total votes
cast with a total of 24,155. The other 3
candidates garnered 23,395 combined
votes. A total of 40 over votes were cast.
There were 20,550 under votes. Under
votes occur when voters do not choose
a candidate in that particular category.
The most common reason for under
voting is a lack of knowledge about the
position and/or the candidates. I hope
to provide voter’s with knowledge
of the Assessor’s job and information
about the very best qualified person to
do the job. Knowledgeable voters make
informed decisions.
The Assessor’s job is important to every
taxpayer in the county. It is a big job and
must be filled by the most knowledgeable
and best-qualified candidate. David
Arrasmith is THE BEST QUALIFIED and
MOST KNOWLEDGEABLE candidate
in this race. Dave is a “regular guy” who
has dedicated his life to helping people.
He is a hardworking honest man. C.W.
Smith, former JC Sheriff, introduced
Dave at a recent community function
with this remark, “I have known Dave
for over 30 years, he is as honest as the
day is long. He is a good man. Dave is
the best person qualified for the job of
County Assessor.”
The job of the County Assessor is
NOT to write laws. That is the role of
the legislature. The Assessor has the job
to establish value of the real property
within the county. The assessor ensures
that all property is accurately appraised
and assessed according to the laws.
They are many functions and duties
of the assessor. Here are several key
elements to the job:
• Establish and value all properties
using various methods such as field
assessment, structural measurement,
calculation, sales analysis, market
trends studies and income and
expense analysis
• Inspect all new construction and major
improvements to existing structures in
order to determine values
• Explain assessment values to
property owners and defend appeals
at public hearings
• Inspect properties considering
factors such as market value, location
and building or replacement costs to
determine appraisal value

• Identify the owners of each taxable
property and maintain current data
on each land parcel including maps
of boundaries, inventories of land
and structures, characteristics and
any applicable exemptions
• Conduct regular reviews of property
within the jurisdiction to determine
changes in property due to
construction or demolition
• Complete and maintain assessment
roles of all properties and issues
notices of assessment and taxes
• Establish uniform and equitable
systems for assessing all classes and
kinds of properties
• Calculate tax bills by multiplying
assessed value by jurisdictional tax
rates
Candidate Arrasmith has been
meeting with the taxpayers regularly
since December, 2015, answering their
concerns and questions. He has educated
many of these people on a 1 to 1 basis.
This allows him to explain specifics
regarding their property concerns. Dave
has participated actively in the Talent
Winter Festival, The Custom Car and
Rod Show, (Jan ’16 with informational
booth) The Jacksonville Chinese New
Year Parade and Celebration, (Feb
’16) Pear Blossom Festival, (2016 with
informational booth) and has had a booth
on the Ashland Plaza on 8 different dates
during March and April 2016. Dave
has made himself available to answer
questions regarding his campaign
platform and especially tax and
property questions at various settings
in Phoenix, Jacksonville, Medford,
Central Point, Gold Hill and Shady
Cove. Dave also took part in the Eagle
Point Independence Day Celebration
and Parade. Candidate Arrasmith hosted
an informational booth at the Eagle
Point Vintage Days and supported the
Jim Belushi Concert to help raise funds
for The Butte Creek Mill Restoration
Project. Dave also supports many other
community projects. His volunteer
service organizations in Jackson county
are too numerous to mention. For
more information, visit Dave’s website
DavidArrasmith.com and LIKE “Arrasmith
4 Assessor” on Facebook.
Dave Arrasmith LISTENS to the
taxpayer's concerns and strives to do
the best job he can for the residents
of Jackson County. Please support
Arrasmith by casting your vote for him
in the November election. After all,
Dave Arrasmith is the best choice for
the position.
(Written by Susan Burns and approved by
David Arrasmith).

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Fixing the Political System
by Alan DeBoer
Do you feel that our political system
is broken? Have you ever wondered
what the “system” is all about when a
person runs for a political office? Well
I am Alan DeBoer running to represent
you in Salem as the representative from
District 5 (South and West of Medford)
and I would like to share with you my
experiences so far.
People ask me, Alan why do you want
to be a State representative? My answer
comes easy. My lifelong learning has
been achieved by working and getting
real life education and this will be the
same. I want to be a voice in fixing the
system, while watching expenses and
being fiscally conservative. What this
means is not hiring professionals to
tell me what to do, instead roll up my
sleeves, dive in the system and see just
how it works. Shortly after announcing
my candidacy I was immediately
bombarded by companies from all
over the nation that wanted to provide
services on how to win the campaign,
including the dreaded robo calls. Next
came the questionnaires (the current
count is 19), each questionnaire is from
an organized group, some asking yes
or no questions to see if I will be in
allegiance to their organization. I have
refused to answer, as the questions
are certainly leading and asking for
support of their political agenda. Instead
I called and talked to their paid staff
about my concerns and asking for
meetings to talk about their concerns.
Clarity and communication are vital to
understanding how to make decisions for
our State. Unfortunately the conversation
with one organization after another
turned to if you don’t fill out our survey
we can’t send you a donation. I replied
that I am only accepting contributions
from people that live or own property
within the District, there was silence as if
no one has ever refused their money.

Naturally I would love donations,
but how can I help fix the “system” if
I wrote yes to all the questions they
wanted to hear yes to, and no to all the
questions they wanted to hear no to, just
to get money.
If we are going to create a change it
will take us working together as you too
have the power to help fix the “system.”
First don’t be swayed by marketing or
polls, talk to neighbors and someone
that knows the candidate, look at who
they are and what their background is.
Find out if they have the knowledge and
ability to work well with others, and
make common sense decisions. Look
to see if they have the integrity and
experience for spending your money
wisely while at the same time actually
make your life easier? I welcome your
input, Alan DeBoer awdb@aol.com or
541-944-1600, as my desire to fix the
“system” can’t be accomplished by
myself. I look forward to hearing from
you and the opportunity to see if I can
make a difference in Salem for the future
of our State.
Alan De Boer

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

June 14 to July 13, 2016
Call Type – Total Calls
911 Hang-Up - 4
Alarm - 6
Animal Complaint - 9
Assault - 1
Assist - Other Gov't/Law
Enforcement Agencies - 69
Assist Public - 39
Assist Medical - 2
Bar Check - 1
Burglary - 1
City Ordinance - 9
Civil - 1
Criminal Mischief (Vandalism) - 2
Custody Detox - 1
Domestic - 3
DUII - 1
Driving While Suspended - 1
Foot Patrol - 2

Hit & Run - 1
House Check - 56
Missing Adult - 1
Motor Vehicle Collision - 1
Noise - 1
Parking Complaint - 9
Property Lost/Found - 4
Reckless Driving - 1
Sudden Death - 2
Suspicious - 11
Traffic Hazard - 1
Traffic/Roads - Other - 5
Utility - 1
Unauthorized Entry Motor
Vehicle - 1
Unauthorized Use Motor
Vehicle - 1

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There will be three (3) City Council positions up for
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Taking a TROLLEY TOUR is one of the best ways to see and explore Historic Jacksonville and
learn some fun history and facts. Tours depart 5 times a day from BEEKMAN BANK located
on the corner of California and Third Streets at 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, and
3:00pm. The fare is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for kids 6-12, and free for those under 6.

Jacksonville Art Events
August 2016!

Art Presence Art Center!
32nd Annual Artists Workshop Show & Sale!

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

Jacksonville Trolley Tours
AUGUST 2016 Events Calender • More at JacksonvilleReview.com
“Into the Gloaming” by Peter Coons, award winner in
the 2016 Northwest Pastel Society Competition.!

August 5–28: Art Presence Art Center is proud to host the
Artists Workshop’s popular Annual Show & Sale again
this year! All media and artists from throughout the
Rogue Valley will be represented in this show. Please join
members of the Artists Workshop at the gallery for a
reception on Saturday, August 6 from 3–6pm.
soartistsworkshop.com!

Art Presence Offsite Exhibits!

Pioneer Village: Elaine Witteveen Retrospective!
Our Elaine Witteveen retrospective continues through
month’s end, with a collection of Elaine’s paintings
offered at very affordable prices. This is your last chance
to view and purchase Witteveen’s paintings–don’t miss
this rare opportunity! !
Jacksonville Library: “Photos and
Sketches and Apps” Exhibit of unique
and colorful iPhoneography and
traditional photography by Nancy
Bardos continues through August.!

Life Drawing Studio!

• Thursdays, 4:00-7:00pm: thursday
Evenings at hanley farm. Learn about
our shared history of growing food. p 13
• Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm: "rock the river"
beach concert series at red lily
vineyards. See schedule p 39
• Thursdays, 8:30-10:30pm: summers at
the schoolhaus "movies in the
biergarten." See schedule p 40
• Fridays, 6:00-9:00pm: edenvale winery's
summer music series.
• Fridays, 7:00-9:00pm: summers at the
schoolhaus "live music in the
biergarten." See schedule p 40

Medford Library: “Egyptian
Mythology” - Solo show of acrylic
paintings by Zoe West continues
through August.!

Artists, sharpen your pencils! Our!
Monday Life Drawing Studio sessions
resume September 5.!

• Last Tuesday of the month, 11:00am-Noon:
Live Music at Food & Friends. Meals
$2.75 for Seniors 60 and over. S. Oregon Street next to
GoodBean. Call 541-899-7492 for information.

• Friday-Monday, 11:00am-4:00pm: beekman
bank "behind the counter" tours.
Through September 5, 2016. this page
“Summer’s Here”!
Nancy Bardos!

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

GoodBean Coffee!

August 1–31: !
“The Soul of Nature”
Judy Elliott!

“My inspiration for painting
on silk is influenced by experiences growing up in Hawaii
with its Asian and Hawaiian
culture, an artistic family, and
observations of nature when
hiking throughout Oregon. The
natural world influences my
art directly. I've always been
fascinated with nature and its
wonders, from the tiniest
“Heron” by Judy Elliott
insects and wild birds to the
night sky.” ~Judy Elliott, judyelliottsilk.com!
165 South Oregon Street ~ 541-899-8740!

South Stage Cellars!
August 11–September 22:
Pegi Smith!

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• Sundays, June 5-October 16, 10:00am-2:00pm:
jacksonville farmers market,
New City Hall Grounds. p 12
!
• August 5-28: artists workshop 32nd
annual show & sale, Art Presence Art
Center. p 7 and SOAR ad this page
• Tuesday, August 9, 6:30-8:00pm: EVENING
cemetery STROLL. p 13
• Friday, August 12, 7:00, 7:15, 7:30 & 7:45pm:
jacksonville haunted history
walk. One hour walk leaves from Visitors Center
at Oregon & C Streets. Reservations 541-245-3650 or
info@historicjacksonville.org. Limited to first 15 people! p 14

Pegi Smith is elated to be showing her paintings at South
Stage Cellars again this year. Opening reception Sat.,
August 27, from 5:30–8pm with live music by Saucy, a
five-piece band, taste treats, fabulous wines and of course
art! Bring your smiles and join us for a delightful evening!!
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• Thursday, August 18, 5:30-8:30pm: pizza night
at hanley farm. p 13
• Friday, August 19, 7:00pm: movie night at
old city hall, "On the Town." p 23
• Saturday, August 20, 9:00am-noon: cemetery
marker cleaning and workshop. p 13
• Saturday, August 20, noon-4:00pm: history
saturday at beekman house,
"Victorian Etiquette." p 14
• August 22-28: oregon wine experience,
Bigham Knoll Campus and various locations. p 38
• Thursday, August 25, 5:00-6:30pm:
jacksonville business
appreciation night at pioneer
village. p 10
• Saturday, August 27, Noon, 1:30pm & 3:00pm:
beekman house living history,
"Time Travel to 1932!" p 14
• Friday-Sunday, September 9-11, 7:00am-8:00pm:
jacksonville's city-wide yard
sale weekend. p 17
• Saturday, September 10, 8:00am-2:00pm: rogue
valley corvette classic, Bigham Knoll. p 6
• Friday-Sunday, September 16-18 & 23-25: soba
southern oregon tour of homes.
p 27 article & ad
• Sunday, September 18, 5:00pm:
jacksonville-applegate rotary
club annual salmon bake. p 6

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• Tuesday, August 16, 8:30am: guided forest
park hike, Jacksonville's Forest Park. p 35

• Saturday, August 13: medford food
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• Saturday, August 13, 10:00-11:30am: history
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by Michael Kell

Patience is a Virtue

I

lost my patience the other evening.
Patience and controlling the tongue
are active, not passive. Patience is
graduate level virtue not without personal
cost and tamed tongues are essential to
relationship, respect, and reconciliation.
Mary was out of town so I was dining
alone. The restaurant was busy and my
table was by the door. The server took
my order, appetizer and entre order.
Time began to slow down as people
entered to find a seat. The minutes
were adding up and people seated after
me were being served. More people
coming and going, each time the door
opened a blast of cold air hit me in the
face and chest. More people served yet
no food for me. Turning to stare at the
server produced nothing, not a glance.
That usually works…but not on her.
She had tunnel vision. I almost left, but
no. Someone from the kitchen finally
comes out and sets the appetizer down,
turning without a word before I could

ask for a condiment. That’s pretty quick.
Half an hour passed since walking in
the door. That’s a television sitcom with
commercials but still no entre.
The appetizer was delicious and lasted
about a minute…then time slows down
again. Another fifteen minutes goes by
and more people after me being served
but still no server. Same mute kitchen
staff comes out again, sets the entre
down then turns before I could ask
for the same condiment. I reached for
her arm but caught myself. The wife is
visiting her mother so there is no one to
bail me out of jail. Besides, people only
do that in the movies.
My second bite (sans condiment)
teetered on the fork when the server
appears out of nowhere. I unloaded. THE
FOOD TOOK WAY, WAY TOO LONG…
EVERYONE NOW SERVED WAS HERE
AFTER ME…I CAN’T GET A SIMPLE
CONDIMENT…I’M FREEZING…AND
THIS IS THE FIRST TIME YOU’VE

BOTHERED TO CHECK ON ME SINCE
MY ORDER FORTY-FIVE MINUTES
AGO…I WON’T BE BACK! It was
surprising how fast the words came out
of my mouth. I felt remarkably better
until the look on her face pierced my
irritated heart. She was new to this work
or poorly trained, neither her fault. Mary
then texts me (uncanny spousal timing)
and I relay what just happened. My
sweet wife says, “Did they recognize you?”
That hadn’t occurred to me. Oh, I really
hope not…I should pay in cash.
I could have handled that better.
Maybe I’m really not that far along the
patience path. No, that can’t be it! Maybe
gnawing hunger and near frostbite had
something to do with my lapse of charity.
Regret flooded in and guilt wasn’t far
behind. However, waiting too long
again for check and container drowned
any latent remorse, begging me to not
tip. Even when a dining experience is
really bad I never do that but seriously
considered it
here. Expecting
the proprietor to
come out profusely
apologizing was a
pipe dream. That
didn’t happen. In
the end, I tipped
the server in hopes
she saw the bigger
picture, although
probably not.
This happened
last year and I’m
not going to say
where I was dining
(even if you pull
me aside on the street and ask with a
wink and promise not to say a word).
The reality is every merchant has these
moments. The ones who survive the
test of time, however, are those whom it
happens to the least.
I’m really setting myself up here but
what the heck. Our patrons are the
first to speak up if something is not
right. It’s hard to hear but necessary
because, right or wrong, the hard truth
is, I’ve not been back. Repeat customers
far outweigh short-lived, blissful
ignorance. What a shame, the food
was quite good. They’ll have another
shot at my patronage, though, and I’ll
have another shot at this patience thing
when Mary makes me go back.
Michael is a coffee entrepreneur and
sometimes author living in the Pacific
Northwest with his lovely wife, Mary. For
more articles on small town life and refection,
visit Michael’s blog at wordperk.com.

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In Europe, 90% of the Dutch now
want a referendum on European Union
participation, (early polls suggest this
is again split 50-50) while Marine le Pen
is drinking champagne and singing “La
Marsellaise” in France and the Associated
Press is reporting that the Italian farright is “back from the dead.” (Caesar’s
ghost, anyone?) Does Draghi hold course
on refusing to devalue the euro, or does he
revert to “whatever is necessary?” None of
this exactly inspires confidence in the euro.
Is China, meanwhile, likely to sit back and
take these currency punches on the chin? Or
will they take the currency knife to the yuan
and cry out, “Speak, hands, for me!”
Left behind is our Federal Reserve.
The cartel has broken apart, just like
that dusty old Econ 101 textbook said it
would. What do they do now? Do they
play the part of Brutus, stand by their
continuous declarations that the US
economy is doing well, and raise rates,
whatever happens to the dollar? Do they
go rogue like Antony, declare war, and
begin planning the next rate decrease? Or
do they embrace their inner Hamlet and
do—absolutely nothing?
Caesar is dead, the pact is broken. Now
we wait and see who cries “Havoc!” first
and let slip the dogs of war.
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as of July 11, 2016 and are subject to change. The opinions
and views expresses herein are of Cutler Investment Counsel,
LLC and are not intended to be a forecast of future events, a
guarantee of future results or investment advice. This report
is provided for informational purposes only and should not
be considered a recommendation or solicitation to purchase
securities. This information should not be used as the sole
basis to make any investment decision. The statistics have
been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but
the accuracy and completeness of this information cannot
be guaranteed. Neither Cutler Investment Counsel, LLC nor
its information providers are responsible for any damages
or losses arising from any use of this information. Past
performance is no guarantee of future results. All
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amount invested.
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came to realize that it was really not
that shocking to anyone outside of the
bubble. After all, there were ample signs:
the soothsayer, the dream of Caesar’s
wife, the cryptic message, and the fact
that the Senate despised him, to name
a few. Then again, all the polls, (at the
time these consisted of general shouts
and the thumbs-up sign) suggested that
Caesar was a very popular dictator. His
death (and the subsequent revelation that
half of Rome was content to join with his
killers) was among the earliest failures of
public polling.
Count the Brexit among the latest.
As with Caesar, the cryptic signs were
there—the discontent over immigration,
the parallel rise of separatist parties in
continental Europe—but the polls and
the betting markets insisted right to the
end that Brexit was simply unthinkable.
(Another ironic parallel? Brutus’ call
to action invokes the words, “Peace,
freedom and liberty!”)
But ours here is not to question why but
rather to ask, “When comes the war?” In
this case, we are not talking of the Roman
Civil War but of the Currency Wars.
Back in February of this year, David
Zervos of Jefferies was among the first
to suggest that a truce had been formed
amongst the members of the G20 (a
forum of central bankers from 20 large
economies). In the style of the conspirators
themselves, the European Central Bank
(ECB) and Bank of Japan (BOJ) promised
to hold off on devaluing their currencies
while the Fed held back on rate hikes that
would pressure the US dollar upwards, in
exchange for the People’s Bank of China
(PBOC) agreeing not to drop the yuan
bomb. A ceasefire was formed.
Can we now say that Brexit has fired
the opening salvo? Even apart from the
collapse in the British pound in the two
trading days following Brexit, the euro
fell 3.5% over that same span. The US
dollar had its biggest spike since 2011.
The only ones who kept their part of
the bargain (unintentionally, of course)
was Japan, which saw Asian-domiciled
money fly to safety in the yen. This
spurred Prime Minister Abe to tell his
Finance Minister to take “whatever steps
were needed” in the aftermath. Mario
Draghi, who famously pronounced in
2012 he would do “whatever it takes,”
surely beamed with pride.
The truce was broken, and the PBOC
wasted no time in reacting, reducing
their yuan fixing by nearly a full percent
(0.9%) before the weekend was even over.
What will be the effects, now that the
conspiracy is broken? 30% of Japanese
debt is on the balance sheet of the BOJ,
yet their government-debt-to-GDP ratio
is still at a whopping 229%. What are the
odds that 30% does not go any higher, or
that Abe will be content to let the yen sit
at near 101 versus the dollar when it was
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farms, small family farms are more
about the Rogue Valley is
likely to spend their dollars in the
the abundance of fresh, local
community on farm-related inputs (e.g.,
produce and other goods grown on
machinery, seeds, farm supplies, etc.); in
our surrounding rural lands. However,
addition, food grown locally, processed
with projected population growth and
locally, and distributed locally, (to local
the legalization of marijuana, comes
restaurants, for example) generates jobs
increased pressure
and subsequently
on farmland and the
helps stimulate local
ability of farmers to
economies.
afford farmland.
THRIVE, (The
There are a number
Rogue Initiative for
of organizations in
a Vital Economy,) a
our area trying to
local non-profit that
protect farmland
works on economic
so that it remains
development,
available for farming,
is working with
and to facilitate a
regional farmers,
sustainable fooda food distribution
systems program to
company, and
provide people with
numerous grocery
local, healthy food.
stores in the region
A food system
on a project to
involves all aspects of
increase the access
food production—the
that local farmers
way the food is grown
have to the regional
or raised; the way the
wholesale market.
food is harvested or
OSU Small Farms
My son CJ picking U-Pick blueberries
slaughtered; the way
Program and Rogue
at Walker Creek Farm.
the food is processed,
Farm Corps are
packaged, or otherwise prepared for
helping train farmers, while Access
purchase—and food distribution; where
(a food bank organization) started a
and how the food is transported, brought marketing campaign to build public
into stores or restaurants, and how it is
awareness of the importance and
prepared for consumption.
availability of local produce. 1000 Friends
Having affordable farmland available
of Oregon started the Rogue Valley Food
is essential for a sustainable food
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system. Making sure that land remains
together to advocate for a healthy and
available for agriculture is critical, but
sustainable food system.
farmers also have to be able to make
One thing we can all do to help our
a living selling what they produce.
local farmers AND protect farmland
If farmers cannot make a living, they
is to buy as much as we can locally,
face heavy pressure to do something
whether that means joining a farm share,
else with their land, especially with the
shopping at farmers’ markets, buying
increased price of farmland.
local produce from participating grocery
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systems support local economies. For
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example, farmers' markets positively
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know there’s skepticism, doubt,
and fear over the use of herbicides.
Though I’m no expert on the
subject, I’m hoping this short article will,
if not make you accept them, at least
allay some of your misgivings.
Pesticide is any substance used to
kill, manage, control, or repel certain
organisms that are considered pests.
Under the broad heading of “pesticides”
are a host of other “icides.” Herbicides
are used to kill unwanted plants (hence
the ‘herb’). Rodenticides do the same
thing with rodents. Fungicides and
insecticides are used to control fungus/
mildew, and insects, respectively. To
keep this article short, I’m going to refer
to herbicides alone.
When most of us think of herbicides,
we think of Agent Orange, Roundup,
2,4-D, paraquat, and all sorts of other
similar products. Agent Orange was a
mixture of equal parts 2,4,5-T and 2,4-D,
and used as a defoliant by American
and British troops during warfare. Years
ago, during wartime, little thought was
given to the side-effects of these products
as the main focus was winning the war!
Unfortunately, it was only after seeing
the nasty side-effects of these products
that they were either outlawed, or made
incredibly restrictive.
We still have herbicides, insecticides,
and rodenticides today, available at any
number of retail outlets. When wasps are

buzzing around the house terrorizing
women and children, we think nothing
of buying sprays to do them in. Same
thing goes for rats and mice that we
find in the house or garage. We want
them gone before they cause major
damage or injury.
One way to determine the toxicity of
pesticides is by conducting LD50 tests.
LD50 (Lethal Dose 50%) is the amount of
a substance that is sufficient to kill 50%
of a test population, and is measured in
milligrams of substance per kilogram
of test animal body weight. Keep in
mind, the smaller the number, the
more lethal it is. Water has an LD50 of
25,000. Glyphosate (Roundup) is 5,480.
Ready for some shockers? Table salt is
3,000, vinegar is 1,120, black pepper is
514, aspirin is 200, caffeine is 192, and
nicotine is 50!
I know this subject has become so
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never change their minds, no matter how
many facts they’re presented. It does give
one pause though, doesn’t it?
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very summer, my husband, Jerry, familiar with nuanced meanings associated
and I attend a performance at
with marigolds during that time period.
the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
This certainly added layers of insight and
in Ashland, and this year I’m looking
entertainment for 17th century audiences
forward to seeing “The Winter’s Tale,”
that cannot be as fully appreciated today.
one of Shakespeare’s later plays. By this
A bit later, the Bard employed
time, the renowned playwright and poet spring-blooming flowers to symbolize
was spending much of his time at New
youth. Perdita turns to her lover, Prince
Place, his house in Stratford-upon-Avon, Florizel, and laments, “I would I had
which was the market town he grew
some flowers o’ the spring that might
up in about 100 miles from the bustling
become your time of day.” She mentions
streets and theaters of London.
“daffodils, that come before the swallow
Shakespeare kept gardens and an
dares… violets dim, but sweeter than the
orchard at New
lids of Juno’s
Place, so it’s not
eyes… pale
Here's flowers for you;
surprising that he
primroses that
Hot lavender, mints, savoury, marjoram;
interwove a lot of
die unmarried…
The marigold, that goes to bed wi' the sun
plant symbolism
bold oxlips
And with him rises weeping: these are flowers
in “The Winter’s
and the crown
Of middle summer, and I think they are given
Tale,” particularly
imperial; lilies
To men of middle age.
in Act IV where
~ William Shakespeare, The Winter's Tale, 1609 of all kinds, the
the above
flower-de-luce
quotation appears. In this scene, the
(iris) being one!”
sweet, lovely Perdita offers flowers
As a gardener,
to important guests at the village’s
Shakespeare
sheep-shearing celebration (one of
would have
the guests is her lover’s father, King
known it was
Polixenes, in disguise).
the sweetAt first, Perdita presents rosemary and
smelling Viola
rue, telling Polixenes and his attendant,
odorata, native
“Grace and remembrance be to you
to England,
both, and welcome to our shearing!”
that blooms in
In this line, Shakespeare drew upon
the springtime,
common knowledge at the time that,
rather than
according to the “language” of flowers,
the “summer
rosemary signifies remembrance—the
violet,” or
herb was often used for funerals—and
dog violet, V.
rue was sometimes called “herb-of-grace.” riviniana, which is scentless. He would
No doubt, Shakespeare used the fact that
have also known the primrose, Primula
rue was also associated with repentance
vulgaris, another common flower in the
and regret (as in, “He’ll rue the day”) as a
English countryside, as a pale yellowdouble meaning in this passage.
white flower that lasted only a short
However, the masked King Polixenes while. “Bold” oxlips are Primula elatior,
isn’t happy with Perdita’s offering
the species name meaning “taller”
of such “flowers of winter,” which
in reference to the plant’s long stem.
he considers a subtle disparagement
Crown imperials, Fritillaria imperialis,
about his advancing age. (Perhaps
as well as other flowers in the lily
it would be like one of my young
family, were then novelties in England,
students gifting me with a box of hair
having arrived from Turkey and Syria
dye to cover up my gray.) So, instead,
sometime after 1580.
Perdita attempts to flatter the visitor’s
Inspired by my upcoming outing to
vanity by selecting flowers of middle
the OSF, I’ve been reading Shakespeare’s
summer for “men of middle age.”
Gardens (2016) with beautiful
In referring to lavender, mint,
photographs of the gardens Shakespeare
summer savory and sweet marjoram as
enjoyed during his lifetime (he died at
“hot,” Shakespeare used a gardener’s
the age of 52). The house in which he
knowledge that all of these herbs would
probably wrote “A Winter’s Tale” is long
be flowering and full of aromatic oils
gone, torn down by a spiteful reverend
under the warm summer sun. In fact,
who despised the disruption caused by
these herbs were recommended for
visitors wanting to see where the great
strewing about the floor inside one’s
playwright once lived. However, the
home; when stepped on, the fragrant
garden space is still there, transformed
oils would be released to the olfactory
into a 21st century landscape by the
pleasure of all.
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
The marigolds Perdita speaks of in
It’s not difficult for me to imagine
“The Winter’s Tale” are English (or pot)
the Bard wandering among the flowers
marigolds, Calendula officinalis, with
that once grew in this garden, noting
vibrantly-colored petals that open and
which ones to include in the play I’ll be
close with the rising and setting of the
enjoying more than 400 years later. Can
sun. In Shakespeare’s day, pot marigold
there be any doubt that Shakespeare
flowers were valued for their medicinal
was a gardener? After all, it was he
properties, resulting in associations with
wrote, “These flowers are like the
health and healing. Dried petals were
pleasures of the world.”
used for skin irritations, bites, stings, and
Rhonda Nowak is a member of the Jackson
treating fevers and infections. Tinctures
County Master Gardener Association and
were concocted as a remedy for bubonic
teaches English Composition at RCC. Read
plague, a bacterial disease that shut down more on gardening in her Literary Gardener
Shakespeare’s theater in London several
column on Sundays in the Mail Tribune and
times during outbreaks.
on her blog at http://blogs.esouthernoregon.
Of course, Shakespeare would have been com/theliterarygardener/.

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edgwood is more than the
collector’s passion it has
been for over 250 years, and
its creator is more than a mere potter. It
is part of history.
Josiah Wedgwood was born into a
pottery-production family, and was
apprenticed in his youth, and partnered
in his young adult years
with some of the most
renowned potters of the age.
When he was able to
purchase his own factory
in Etruria, England, he had
perfected many techniques
and was ready to begin
something new. He had
devised a new way of
making clay into blocks,
and aging it to create a
piece of pottery that felt
like porcelain. This became
known as “Jasperware.”
The beauty of his wares earned him a
commission from Queen Charlotte, after
which he was appointed “Potter to the
Queen” in 1763. Later, Queen Charlotte
granted permission for him to publically
market “Queen’s Ware” and that's what
led him to worldwide fame!
Wedgwood was an innovator and an
inventor, as well. He required portion
control from his workers, even reusing
the tiniest scrap of clay, which was
uncommon in that era. He created the
first heat-controlling system for his large
kilns, inventing the kiln thermometer in
the process.
It took him thousands of samples
before he was happy with the Portland
Blue that became his signature color, now
known as “Wedgwood Blue.”
Dating Wedgwood has become
challenging for collectors, but there was
a system. Some of the code has been lost
to history. A series of letters and numbers
identified the maker, date, and the
decorator so they could get paid.
The original identifier was Wedgewood
spelled out with printers’ blocks. Then
a wooden stamp was used marking

WEDGWOOD in all caps. In the late
1700’s to early 1800’s, lowercase letters
were used as well as the date and
maker’s code. The comma, or “moustache
mark,” appears over or under the
WEDGWOOD mark, used from 1795
to 1850. The factory name ETRURIA
was added on some pieces in the 1800’s
and again in the 1920’s.
Between 1891 and 1908, the
marks are "Wedgwood,"
"England," with the two
words separated. In 1908,
due to tariffs, MADE IN
ENGLAND was used.
"Wedgwood" and "Made
in England" are separated
and used mainly from
1908-1969.
In 1929, there was a
font change to sans serif.
1970 to present shows
"Wedgwood Made in
England" as single stamp and the circled
R, register mark is used.
Josiah Wedgwood did make useful
items only. He was commissioned to
decorate castles in England, France and
Austria, some of which are still occupied
to this day. His cameos are extremely
rare, and some of the finest ever made.
He took his inspiration from ancient
Greek and Roman mythology, relying
on his extensive library with illustrations
that were meticulously copied to his
wares. He applied these designs onto the
pottery creating a beautiful raised relief.
The colors of his pottery, ranging
from yellow, green, red, to deep black,
came from experimentation with mixing
various clays and minerals found in
England. He guarded these formulas
very carefully from his competitors.
The thriving company has been
handed down through his family and
run with quality and precision like none
other for over 250 years. Wedgwood
was sold to Waterford Crystal in the late
1980’s and is now owned by Fiskars.
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Button Cute
by Ashleigh Scheuneman
I wrote this poem while on our tour bus going through New York City as the last thing I
would do with my middle school peers. I wrote this while missing our little town, because New
York is so different a place than anywhere I’ve been. This was my impression of the Big Apple.
Some people may say the city is nice. It is big, and there are new people to meet
and new places to explore. But I must warn you. You are shoulder to shoulder and
bumper to bumper. There is no such thing as a personal bubble. You are jostled and
bumped, and angry words are hurled at each other through open car windows.
Some people may say the city is peaceful; the sun glinting off of the glass skyscrapers,
and turning the red brick soft. But I must warn you. It is rude and uncaring. Soon, the
skyscrapers hide the sun and sky, making everything dark and gloomy.

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and things to take part in. But I must warn you. You cannot take a breath without
choking on smoke. The air is permeated with it and accumulated garbage.
Some people may say the cities have a good transportation system. But I must warn you.
The subways shake the city, and it is chalked with germs.
Some people may say the city can be calm. No one caring about you or your
business, always turning a cold shoulder to the people they pass on the streets. But
I must warn you. The city does not sleep. It is up all night long. The lights and the
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s parents prepare to send their kids back to
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has a vision-related problem, yet only 14% receive
a comprehensive eye exam before entering school.
Undetected sight problems can lead to difficulties in the
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August is Children's Vision Month, and a great time
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It is important to have your child's eyesight examined at
a young age, when their visual abilities are developing.
By the age of 8, the visual system has reached a stage in
development where some vision problems are no longer
correctable. Young children often do not realize that
they have a vision problem, because they think that the
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The basic vision skills needed for school are:
• Near vision: the ability to see clearly and
comfortably at 10-20 inches
• Distance vision: the ability to see clearly and
comfortably at 20 feet and beyond
• Binocular coordination: the ability to use both eyes
together
• Eye movement skills: the ability to aim the eyes
accurately, and move them smoothly and accurately
across a page and shift them quickly and accurately
from one object to another
• Focusing skills: The ability to keep both eyes
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• Peripheral awareness: the ability to be aware of
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• Has frequent headaches
• Turns or tilts head to use one eye only
• Makes frequent reversals when reading or writing
• Uses finger to maintain place when reading
• Omits or confuses small words when reading
• Consistently performs below potential
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Family optometrists who are accustomed to working
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when it comes to conducting these exams. Their eye
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the tests are based on the doctor's observations, these
visits often seem more like playing games for children.
Parents can heed the following tips to make their
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• Bring them in when they are rested; morning is
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• Talk to them ahead of time, assure them that they
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Joyfull Living by Louise Lavergne

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Inflammation: Your Body’s S.O.S. Call

nflammation
is your
body’s way of
protecting your
well-being. Your body is designed to
be well and wants to restore balance
more than it wants to be sick. The word
inflammation comes from the Latin
"inflammo," meaning "I set alight, I
ignite." We “in-flame” and then progress
to chronic inflammation when we don’t
contribute to our well-being and ignore
the signs of stress. But if we take the time
to partner with our
whole-self to restore
balance in our mind,
body, and spirit,
we “set alight” and
support our natural
healing process to ease
inflammation.
It all starts with an
imbalance in your life,
your body: stressful
occurrences, eating too
much-processed food, too much sugar,
environmental toxicity, etc. Your immune
system sends out a “code RED alert”
because it’s designed to do whatever
it takes to protect. Acute inflammation
starts immediately in your gut, which is
the ground control for your autoimmune
system. Help is sent through the amazing
design of your body’s mechanisms.
You can see inflammation in action
with the redness around a healing
wound on your finger. We can usually
feel symptoms of inflammation in
our digestive system that may seem
benign and common in our fast-paced
world, like heartburn, indigestion, and
constipation. Autoimmune conditions
range from chronic fatigue, hypo or
hyper Thyroid disease, Crohn’s disease,
IBS, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis,
lupus, allergies, asthma, to name a
few. Though they are experienced in
various parts of the body, all stem from
chronic inflammation in our gut. There
are more than 80 autoimmune diseases
confirmed (40 others suspected to have
an autoimmune component) affecting
over 23.5 million Americans. It can take
up to five years for doctors to be able
to link the symptoms. It only takes a
moment to create healing space in your
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yourself permission to restore balance in
your mind and body NOW.
The pain, discomfort, dis-ease, is your
Body calling out for your attention!
Your body is NOT the enemy. Chronic
inflammation happens when the body
has been trying so hard for so long to
get our attention, then it progresses with
physical manifestations and symptoms
we can’t ignore. Though it is important
to work with your team of doctors and
health care professionals, it is equally
important that you do your part to
restore balance in
your body and your
LIFE. The obsession
and pursuit of a
medical diagnosis
often take up all our
energy. This can
prevent you from
listening to the inner
call of your spirit to
stop pushing and
start caring and
loving your whole self unconditionally.
The mind-body connection is now well
researched and validated by more and
more doctors. Scientists have found brain
cells in the gut. Pain in your body is your
Soul-Self calling out for your attention.
Suffering comes from our resistance to be
still and listen.
The MIND BODY connection is
powerful.
The Mind Body Spirit Integration is
Transformational
Today, practice meeting yourself and
what you’re feeling with compassion and
without judgments. Give yourself a day
of no “shoulding” on yourself. There is
an opportunity for us in every challenge
that we experience to do this. That is a
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working on an idea for something to
put on this year in place of Meet the
Pioneers, I was approached by Ron
Danko with an offer that was just too
good to pass up, and more importantly,
something that was a wonderful and
perfect fit for our annual Meet the
Pioneers program.
This fall we will be teaming-up
with Madrone Theatre Company, a
newly-created theatrical troupe, to
present a unique adaptation by Ron
Danko of Edgar Lee Masters' cemeteryinspired “Spoon River Anthology.” The
performances will be held on October
7-9, October 14-16 and October 21-23 at
Rogue Community College Performance
Hall, located at 130 E. 8th Street in
Medford. The evening performances
on Friday and Saturday's, October 7, 8,
14, 15, 21, and 22, will be at 7:30pm and
the Sunday matinees will be offered on
October 9, 16, and 23 at 2:00pm.
The ensemble consists of six local
actors and one musician, most of whom
have strong ties to Jacksonville or other
rural settings in Southern Oregon. Ron
Danko and three of the other actors,
Constance Jesser, Jois Harkness and Lea
Worcester all hail from Jacksonville. The
other actors include Rob Hirschboeck
from Ashland and David Sours of
Talent. Compiling folk music and early
American songs to accompany the
production is David Gordon, who also

calls Jacksonville home. Many of you
will recall Constance Jesser and David
Sours who have taken on roles in Meet
the Pioneers for a number of years.
They appeared together last year in our
10th Anniversary show in the skit on
"Jacksonville's Saloon Ladies." David
Gordon has been performing on behalf
of Historic Jacksonville and presenting
his wonderful and well-received musical
programs at the Jacksonville Library. It
is an amazing cast and promises to be a
first class production that all will enjoy.
The performances will be a fundraiser
for the FOJHC and their work in
caring for, restoring and preserving
Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery. We
sincerely thank Ron Danko and the
Madrone Theatre Company players for
their generosity in donating their time
and effort to bring this production to the
stage. We would also like to thank Wayd
Drake who will be the light designer, and
of course, Rogue Community College for
providing their Performance Hall to us.
We look forward to welcoming you to
one or all of these exciting Jacksonville
Cemetery events, activities and fundraisers.
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details on this and all our Cemetery Events
and Activities. Questions can be addressed
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hen I was working in Portland, a couple
brought in a four pound Yorkie/Chihuahua
mix named “Chip” to be euthanized because
he was urinating all over the house and seemed lost.
When I examined him, I could tell he was going blind
and was likely just having a hard time navigating their
house. Otherwise, he seemed perfectly healthy. They
still wanted to have him euthanized—even though I
told them he would likely adjust very well to being
blind. They felt like he would be suffering and would
not be able to enjoy his life. I took an instant liking to
Chip and told his owners I would find him a new home.
And I did find him a good home – mine. He did become
completely blind shortly after I took him home.
Chip was a great dog. He loved to cuddle, play tug
of war with his bigger sister (a 25 pound sheltie cross),
and he loved to go for walks. He couldn’t see a thing,
but he went on walks with the bigger dogs and strutted
along like he owned the neighborhood. Certainly, he
occasionally ran into something when I wasn’t paying
enough attention to him walking, and he even fell off the
curb a few times. Yet, after each misstep, he just shook
himself off and kept going as if nothing had happened.
He had an incredible spirit. My wife and I adopted him
when he was nine, and had him until he died at the age
of seventeen. He was feisty, and cuddly, until the end.
Chip certainly had limitations such as not wanting
to walk on strange terrain and couldnt navigate stairs
(thankfully he was only four pounds so carrying him
up and down stairs was not a huge problem). Yet, he
certainly had a happy life and continued to act like a
dog until his last days. His disability affected his life, but
it did not remove his ability to enjoy his life.
At Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital, we often see
cases of animals that are losing their sight or some
other ability. In many cases, it does not need to result in
euthanasia. There are certainly changes that need to be
made to accommodate a change in an animal’s ability,
but rarely is death the best answer. As for when an
animal is going blind, there are some easy things that
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First and foremost, do not move furniture around and
do not leave sharp or hard things at a level where your
newly-blind pet could hurt themselves. An animal will
quickly memorize their surroundings. If furniture is
frequently moved, this will alter their comfort in getting
around. Placing textured material at changes in floor
layout can also be helpful to alert your pet that they are
coming upon a potential hazard. For instance, if a house
has hardwood floors, place a non-slip rug a couple of
feet before the stairs or a doorway to alert the pet that
they are coming upon something different. Different
scents can also be used to mark potential hazards.

A blind dog still needs exercise. They should be
walked on a leash so that they do not run into a
dangerous situation such as traffic, a tree, or a ravine.
Running off leash is great for them as long as they are
in a confined space with no hazards. They will often
still be able to fetch things and play with a ball, but it
helps if the toy makes a noise or smells. Sometimes,
a ball cannot be thrown as far, but it can often still be
retrieved. Games like tug-of-war are good forms of
exercise for a blind dog. Just be careful not to hold on
to toys that squeak—when the dog tries to grab it, they
may bite your hand by accident. It is also a good idea
to fence-off hazards, such as swimming pools or thorny
bushes, to keep your pet from getting injured.
Blind cats also need exercise. There are plenty of cat
toys that make noises and I have known blind cats to
chase these around a room. They can also still climb. Cat
trees are great structures for blind cats. I have seen blind
cats leap onto a cat tree as well as a sighted cat. Again,
do not move cat trees around a lot as the blind cat may
try to jump on a cat tree that is no longer there.
Blind animals need auditory cues to perform basic
training commands. Using voice commands, clickers,
bells, or similar noise making objects make training go
much smoother. If an animal is gradually going blind, it
is best to start these auditory cues before they are blind
to help them learn them.
These are just some suggestions on dealing with a
blind pet. There are many websites and books that
give other great suggestions. At Jacksonville Veterinary
Hospital, we are also happy to help you transition to
living with a blind animal.
If you suspect that your pet is becoming blind, please
bring them in as soon as possible for us to evaluate their
vision. We can help determine if the underlying cause is
treatable. For instance, cats can go blind due to a detached
retina that is secondary to high blood pressure. Many
times, if we can get the blood pressure under control,
we can restore vision to the cat. Some problems are a
little more complex, but still potentially treatable. For
instance, dogs can go blind due to cataracts. We cannot
fix cataracts at our hospital, but we can help determine
if there is an underlying cause (such as diabetes) that we
can manage and if your dog would be a good candidate
for cataract surgery. If they are a potential candidate for
cataract surgery, we can refer you to our local veterinary
ophthalmologist, Dr. Bliss. And definitely, please consult
with us before considering euthanasia as the only option
for your blind pet. Blind pets may lead different lives, but
they can be happy lives.
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to keep his dog from getting
bored while at home alone for
hours at a time. Should he leave the TV
or radio on for her? Give her a big bone
to chew on? Consider getting another
pet as a companion? Before giving him
any advice, I asked him why he thought
his dog was bored. “I'm not sure,” he
replied, “I’d certainly be bored at home
with nothing to do, so I figured she
would be, too.”
All of us who live with companion
animals make assumptions about what
they are feeling at different times and
situations. Angry, fearful and happy
are all pretty easy emotions to judge,
but what about boredom? I see many
dogs in my practice that are brought in
for destructive behaviors or excessive
barking when left home alone. Isn’t that
proof dogs get bored? Not necessarily.
Some dogs get separation anxiety when
left alone for even a few minutes, much
less a few hours. This is more an issue of
separation causing a negative emotional
response, not a lack of mental stimulation
that humans associate with boredom.
What about a cat that urinates on your
bed when you come home late from
work? Some animals are very routineoriented, and get out of sorts when
schedules are shifted. It seems clear that
animals can be quite aware of the time
of day, and can become anxious if things
don't happen when they usually do. But
once again, does that imply that they can
suffer from boredom?
Most of us feel bad for our pets
when we have to leave them alone for
an extended period of time. It may be
comforting, however, to realize that
unlike humans, animal’s brains are not
likely able to ponder the future or the
past to any extent. How can a being
be truly aware of the passing of time

when all they are able to experience is
the present? If the present moment is
relatively comfortable, then it follows that
stringing together a long series of such
moments should not cause any distress
or boredom. Buddhist philosophy teaches
that much of human suffering is related
to our minds worrying about the future
or obsessing about the past. For people,
boredom is essentially a lack of external
stimulus that serves to distract us from
our mental gyrations. Animals are spared
this particularly human affliction.
Being alone with just our thoughts can
be unsettling for humans, but spending
time alone seems to be just fine with
most pets, as long as their basic needs
are met. Adequate food, water and a
comfortable place to lie are necessary,
of course. Companion animals certainly
need plenty of human interaction and
appropriate amounts of exercise, and
some animals need more than others.
Working dog breeds such as Border
Collies and German Shepherds can
develop behavioral problems when not
getting adequate exercise and interaction.
This is more due to a lack of adequate
time doing the jobs they were bred to do
rather than true boredom, I believe. A
horse left in a stall too long can develop
behavioral and health issue for the same
reason. Cats? They are solitary creatures
by nature, but still need their basic
needs met and human attention between
looooooong naps.
So don't assume that your Golden
Retriever, who jumps all over you and
excitedly licks your face when you get
home from work, was bored at home all
day. She's just living in the moment and
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John H. Gorham, 86, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016. John was a long time
resident of Jacksonville and though you may not have known his name, you most
likely saw him with a little dog in his bike basket, as he happily rode around town.
John wore (and collected) many hats in his lifetime, but was a gardener
extraordinaire… the hat he wore the longest! His family had gardens and greenhouses
in his South Dakota birthplace, where he delivered flowers in his little wagon.
He maintained private gardens in Southern California, gardens and grounds at
Universities in Anchorage, Alaska, estates in Portland and the coast and landscaped
the desert in Saudi Arabia, which allowed for vacations all over the world. Most
recently, he worked with his daughter, Jan, in Jackson Perkins’ test garden and at
Lithia Springs Resort, where he retired at 84.
He had a passion for sailing, hiking, cross-country skiing, woodworking, biking and
family. He was a United States Navy veteran and was the youngest of six siblings and
the last to depart. He leaves behind his wife, Kathy, and best friend of 62 years, (also
originally from South Dakota) daughter Jan Cunningham (Patti Perez), sons Greg
(Zena,) Daniel and Timothy Gorham, granddaughter Cari Cunningham, (Trannon
Mosher) cherished great granddaughter, Loie Elizabeth, and his little dog Genesse
and kitty, Misty, who loved him dearly, plus nephews and nieces from far and wide.
He will be greatly missed by many and we hope his adventures continue, sailing on
distant seas, climbing majestic mountains and smiling upon us while perched on his bike
with puppy in-basket! Thanks to Royal Mobile Estates for hosting his celebration of life in
July and to family who will let the wind carry him, from a mountain top in August.
May your sail be full and your compass true. We love you so much Johnny, Dad,
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Trail Talk by Clayton Gillette

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Time for a Walk in the Woods

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t’s summer…a great time to sneak out in the
coolness of dawn and dusk for a walk in the
woods. Be assured that you’ll find many other
forest critters doing the same. So where in Forest Park
are you least likely to run into other hikers or bikers?
Certainly, as you proceed farther up into the park,
use becomes lighter. Mountain bikers tend to enjoy
the wide open trails paralleling Reservoir Road, such
as Granite, Halls of Manzanita, Naversen Family,
Ridgeview and Canyon Vista.
As a hiker looking for a more solitary experience,
you are wise to head into the western reaches of the
park, centering your excursion around Jackson Ridge.
By parking at P3, P5, or pushing on up rugged Norling
Road (not recommended for low-clearance vehicles)
to P7, you’ll find a network of trails with a greater
opportunity of solitude. Jackson Ridge Trail, along the
gentle climb from P5, has some of the more spectacular
viewpoint benches in the park.
Watching morning awaken from these heights is
memorable. Enjoy your early morning hot tea or coffee
from a thermos as bird songs welcome the day, or an
iced beverage in the trail canteen as the day’s heat fades
in the cooling canyon breezes of late afternoon. Up here,
one can contemplate all that is good and right. A waxing
moon rising above the flanks of Mount McLoughlin as
Ol’ Sol sets behind you will not soon be forgotten, either.
Other trails on Jackson Ridge can be a bit more
challenging, and by the same token, more rewarding.

Claimjumper and soon-to-be-finished Sofie’s Trail
traverse the ridge at about 3000 ft. elevation. The eastern
half of Sofie’s Trail is currently labeled Legburner, until
construction on the western half is complete. Legburner
Trail climbs and crosses the ridge, making a great loop
hike opportunity. Running along both sides of the ridge,
these trails provide a great opportunity to contrast the
diverse habitats of sun-burnt southerly exposure to the
cool northerly slopes. This fairly-level route begins in the
fern-filled Norling Gulch environs of Shade Creek Trail
on the south end and will soon terminate at another ferny
canyon on Jackson Creek Nature Trail, where bikers can
use the parallel Jackson Creek Bike Trail.
For folks wanting even “higher” adventure,
Arrowhead Pass, Atsahu, and the upper end of
Jackson Ridge Trail provide further “uplifting” hiking,
approaching 3455’ at the top of the ridge, near the
west boundary of the park. Here, one can gaze south
and west into the headwaters of Forest Creek and the
Applegate Valley, watched over by the fir-clad bulk
of Timber Mountain, at least the part that isn’t been
clear-cut. Along Atsahu Trail, near the top end of Shade
Creek, you find the adit of the historic Norling Mine. On
a hot summer day, you can stand at this rock entrance
and feel the cool air come tumbling forth from the deep
mine ahead of you.
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The first three Forest Park Guided Hikes have
been well-attended, and it has been fun to meet new
trail enthusiasts as well as to see some favorite trails
through eyes that are seeing them for the first time.
The new Forest Park maps have been a hit and some
of our new hikers have been venturing out on their
own, highlighting trails on their maps as they explore.
Creating new fans of the Park is, after all, a major goal of
this program, so I am pleased with the success so far.
On August 16, we will head out for our fourth hike
in the series. The start time will remain 8:30am, but our
3-mile hike will be on a moderate, shaded trail so, if
temperatures soar, we should stay relatively cool. Do
bring water, wear comfortable walking shoes or boots
and leave your dog at home for the group hike. Dogs are
very welcome in Forest Park, however, if you have a dog
as a hiking compannion, plan to bring it along when
you return on your own.
Ol’ Miners Trail, which was built on water ditches
dug 150 years ago by the early gold miners for use in
hydraulic mining, will be our starting point on August
16. This is a moderate, 1.8 mile-long trail and can be
used to access many other trails in this part of the
park. We will leave Ol’ Miners Trail for a short span of
Norling Creek Trail and then return to P-1 via Rail Trail.

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at the site of the tragic 1916 train wreck. For anyone feeling
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Snag Trail is a perfect option to end the trek.
Remember, we will start the hike promptly at 8:30am
from P-1, the first parking area and kiosk as you enter
Forest Park. To arrive at Forest Park, take Highway 238
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then take the right turn onto Reservoir Road and follow
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GEOLOGY, SOIL AND THE GRAPES IN YOUR GLASS
When it comes to distinctive regional wine
characteristics and quality, (what we often refer to as
“terroir”) it’s hard to overestimate the influence of soil on
grapes grown around the globe.
We’re all familiar with soil, but probably don’t give
much thought to where it comes from or how one soil is
different from another. Consider this: if comedy is tragedy
plus time, a formula often repeated since Steve Allen
said it in 1957, then soils are rocks plus time. Soils result
from rocks subjected to “interactions of climate, relief,
and living organisms over time,” to quote the USDA
Natural Resources Conservation Service. Given all those
interactions, soils come in a dizzying array of colors,
textures and agricultural potential.
Every soil tells a story and the best way to understand it is
to take in a talk by Dr. Scott Burns, Portland State University
Professor Emeritus of Geology. Dr. Burns visits Southern
Oregon periodically to speak to wine industry professionals
about the vineyard soils in this area. Below are some key points.
Southern Oregon has some of the oldest rocks in
the state—Our oldest rock mass, the Klamath Range,
formed at the bottom of the ocean about 300 million years
ago. Some 165-130 million years ago, this submarine
rock mass was thrust up and joined to the stable North
American plate. As a distinctly-different formation fused
to the continental plate, the Klamath Range is known as a
geological terrane. 60-48 million years ago, another terrane
was uplifted and fused to the Oregon coast, creating the
Coast Range. Prior to the accretion of these terranes, land’s
end was close to the present Oregon-Idaho border.
Concurrently, (50-6 million years ago) hundreds of
volcanoes of the Cascade Mountains to the east were in
a state of continuous eruption, creating large tracts of
volcanic rock such as basalt formed from iron-rich lava and
tuff formed from ash. Volcanic rocks developed into many
types of soil including sandy loams and clays.

48-34 million years ago, rivers flowing through
Southwestern Oregon eroded much of the volcanic rock as
they cut river beds and dropped sediments that developed
into the soils characteristic of alluvial fans and stream
beds. See “Oregon: A Geologic History” at http://www.
oregongeology.org.
The influence of these parent rocks is evident in our
vineyard soils—Low vigor, well-drained red earth derived
from iron-rich volcanic rocks is so prized by winegrowers that
the Douglas County AVA incorporated “Red Hills” into its
appellation name. Similarly, HillCrest Vineyard in Southern
Oregon’s Umpqua Valley, the first Oregon estate winery of
the modern era, established by Richard Sommer in 1961,
is planted on soils that resemble Goldridge Sandy Loam in
the famed Russian River wine growing area of California.
Current owner Dyson DeMara recalls it was this soil that drew
him to HillCrest. “It’s very deep and the primary horizons
are extremely thick. The color is a deep red. It’s the soil that
brought me specifically to this bench top.”
And why is low vigor soil good for vineyards? Vines
planted on very fertile soils produce lots of leaves. A dense
canopy is often prone to mildew and pests and needs
hands-on labor (hedging and leaf stripping) or chemical
intervention to produce healthy fruit. Low vigor, relatively
infertile soils tend to support sparser canopies that allow
light penetration and ventilation, inhibiting mildew and
other problems.
Abacela’s Fault Line Vineyards, also in the Umpqua
Valley, are sited at the junction of the two geological terranes
mentioned above. See www.abacela.com for a detailed
discussion. Soils of the Cox’s Rock Vineyard developed
from rocks as much as 225 million years old, associated
with the Klamath Range. Soils of the immediately-adjacent
Cobblestone Vineyard derive from Coastal Range rock only
about 25 million years old. Because of differences in the
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vineyard blocks, mostly loams with varying clay, sand or silt
composition, each requiring a different approach to irrigation
and fertility management.
A number of Southern Oregon vineyards are established
on clays derived from volcanic rock. These clays are often
fairly fertile and may expand with water absorption and
then contract and open surface cracks as they dry out. Such
sites are capable of excellent wine grape production, but
require more grower expertise to manage irrigation and
vine canopy.
Many vineyards in the Rogue Valley including Del
Rio, Kriselle, Trium, Pebblestone, StoneRiver, and
Upper Five occupy alluvial fans and stream terraces.
These sites benefit from the well-drained sandy loams
that developed on old stream and river beds. River
stones known as “cobbles” retain heat and hasten the
development of new growth in the spring. Similar
alluvial soils are also found on Applegate and Illinois
Valley vineyard sites.
The influence of soil is evident in the taste of wine
in the glass—While we don’t understand the chemistry
behind the effect of soil on the taste of grapes, a “terroir
tasting” comparing wines of the same year and varietal grown
on different soils clearly demonstrates the defining difference
soil can make. Soil is, after all, the “terre” in terroir.
The full list of terroir elements impacting wine,
according to Dr. Burns, not only includes geology/soils, but
grape stock/clone, climate, soil hydrology, physiography,
winemaking practices and vineyard management.
So the next time you’re pouring a glass of Southern
Oregon wine, remember it’s not just quality grapes that
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very soil in your glass!
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PICNIC IN THE VINES
Local vineyards and wineries lay a feast
for the eyes that invite visitors to break
bread. Picnics fulfill the bill of fare.
“I think that visual appeal is almost as
fun as that eating and drinking part,” says
Ashley Cates, marketing and sales manager
for Agate Ridge Vineyard.
Any appealing blanket or tablecloth
supplies the canvas for spreads as
straightforward as bread, cheese and fruit
or as thoughtful as composed salads and
cold soups. In either, Southern Oregon
wines are the essential element.
“The more people have sustenance, the
longer they’re going to stay,” says Cates.
Cold antipasti platters composed at
Agate Ridge fortify visitors for afternoons
and evenings spent picnicking at the
Eagle Point property, which produces 14
varietals. New this summer, Agate Ridge
staff will assemble “bento boxes” of Rogue
Creamery cheeses, Harry & David fruits
and Coquette Bakery breads, says Cates.
The array, she adds, can be personalized
with Happy Habanero jams and Shibui
balsamic reduction, crafted locally and
paired perfectly with 2012 Viognier and
2013 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc.
“We offer a lot of locally-sourced foods
and snacks in the tasting room.”
Offering “something for everyone,”
Agate Ridge also sells craft beers and
engages local food trucks that lend their
brands of cuisine to Rockin’ at the Ridge,
the winery’s summertime concert series,
every other Friday evening June through
September. Admission is $8.
“The customers like to see a different
(truck) every time,” says Cates.
Crowds clamoring for Karen Lovely, Fret
Drifters and other local bands playing at
Agate Ridge can sup on street food inspired
by Asia, Peru and flavors of the Rogue
Valley, says Cates. And picnickers receive
an equally warm welcome.

by SARAH LEMON

“We encourage picnics almost more
than we do to buy our own food,” says
Cates. “Do whatever you want to do;
come whenever you want to come; bring
whatever you want to bring.”
This “laissez-faire” mentality also
prevails at Schmidt Family Vineyards.
The Applegate Valley estate boasts a
wood-fired oven that furnishes a daily
menu of handmade breads, pizzas and
calzones highlighting Schmidt’s own fresh
produce. But Schmidt sanctions any and
all interpretations of wine-country cuisine,
says Rene Brons, tasting-room director and
assistant winemaker.
“Someone brought in Subway
sandwiches one time,” says Brons.
“Sometimes, people will bring a little cake
and have a birthday party.”
Special events are a Schmidt specialty,
owing to its 87 acres of picturesque
landscape. Thirty acres are planted in
grapes, and several more are maintained
with walking trails, water features,
manicured meadows and herb, flower and
vegetable gardens. The property is open
daily, year-round, even during weddings
and other private celebrations.
“We have several gazebos,” says Brons.
“We have tons of heaters outside, and we
have a lovely fire ring.”
Lounging on patio chairs is just as
permissible as on the grass, says Brons.
Guests can rearrange the outdoor furniture
and move meals ordered from the kitchen
to spots more secluded than the wellappointed terrace, she says.
An “undiscovered, little gem,” the
lath house in the winery’s upper garden
is an ideal locale to linger over Caesar
salads paired with 2013 Chardonnay and
pizza Margherita with 2014 “Mystery”
Rose. Schmidt’s zoning allows for wine
consumption anywhere on the property,
she adds.

“People just come and fill up the grounds.”
If the several dozen tables are full, or the
weather inclement, visitors can picnic right
in the tasting room, says Brons. No alcohol
obtained off site is the only restriction,
which holds true at other local wineries.
Yet every other aspect of picnicking
provides for an “individualized” epicurean
experience, says Cates. She likes to recast her
side-dish leftovers—potato, fruit or Greek
salads—in starring roles, supported with a
lineup of bread, cold cuts, nuts and fruit from
Agate Ridge’s trees. A special picnic basket
heightens the sense of nostalgia, says Cates.
“When I picnic, I prefer to do it my own
way.”
Following a few rules of proper food
handling, however, ensures enjoyable
picnicking. Keep cold foods cold—40
degrees or below—to ward off bacterial
growth between the home kitchen and
picnic site. While the traditional wicker
basket makes a stylish picnic statement, an

ice chest or insulated bag are better bets in
Southern Oregon’s sweltering summer.
Chill foods thoroughly in the fridge
before packing with ice. And leave cold
dishes in the cooler until it’s time to eat.
Once served, perishable provisions should
sit out no longer than two hours, or one
hour if the mercury tops 90 degrees.
Favoring foods that hold up to hot
weather is another strategy. Instead of
mayonnaise-laden dressings, choose
vinaigrettes or sauces strong on acid, such
as lemon juice. Salsas, jams and honey can
stand in for dairy-based dips and spreads.
Don’t forget enough ice to keep bottles
of Southern Oregon white and rose at their
ideal temperatures. Then sit back, sip and
sniff the fragrant vineyard air, perhaps
infused with the strains of live music.
“That,” says Cates, “is Southern
Oregon.”

This article is from the Summer 2016 issue
of Southern Oregon Wine Scene magazine.

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Sunday all Brunch long.

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Mon: All Day Happy Hour and
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Thu: Movies in the Biergarten
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