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Let’s Re-Elect Mayor Becker!


or reasons outlined here, I wholeheartedly endorse
Mayor Becker and ask that you join me in reelecting him. In this election cycle, the mayor’s
seat and three council seats are open. On the Council side,
incumbents Criss Garcia and David Jesser, along with
Steve Casaleggio are running unopposed—all are excellent
candidates. In the Mayoral race, Mayor Paul Becker and
Councilor Jocie Wall are competing for your vote.
In the Review’s 2016 Candidate Questionnaire on the
following pages, please read what each candidate hopes
to accomplish if elected… in their own words.
In my words, the case for re-electing Paul Becker
is simple: For six years, Paul Becker has been an
excellent mayor, demonstrating a keen ability to listen
to residents, work with staff and collaborate with
committees, commissions as well as civic and business
groups. He strives to reach realistic outcomes while
acting as a unifier, never forgetting that he is also a
citizen. He’s a man of solid character with a “can-do”
attitude and a cheerful disposition, with a clear vision
and a long record of accomplishments.
At City Hall, he’s created a work environment wherein
the city staff and council have flourished under his
leadership, resulting in the accomplishment of numerous
projects that have greatly benefited all residents. Working
alongside City Administrator Jeff Alvis, Mayor Becker has
provided guidance and leadership on (1) the successful
land swap with the MRA, thus allowing the development
of the Forest Park and the successful removal of off-road
vehicles from city-owned land, (2) the state-mandated
removal and reclamation of the city’s aging dam and
spillway at a fraction of the estimated cost, (3) restoration
of the historic courthouse into a new City Hall, (4)
the stabilization of public safety funding, and other
significant accomplishments.

Mayor Becker has also played a key administrative
role in insuring that the city is on solid financial
footing and that all departments are operating within
sustainable budgetary constraints. Having presided
over the City Council and the Budget Committee,
Mayor Becker has proven to be an excellent steward
of city finances and is most-deserving of serving
another term. On his watch, the city has secured
invaluable, long-term water rights, revamped its
Planning Department and revised outdated codes,
ordinances and the City Charter.
With important decisions ahead, the re-election of
Mayor Becker will ensure that the city remains on a
positive pathway. Over the next four years, it’s likely
that our mayor and councilors will be tasked with
replacing several key department-head positions as
staff retirements occur. These posts include the City
Administrator, Police Chief and Fire Chief. With years
of managerial experience, Mayor Becker has an excellent
track record of recognizing talent and then hiring
qualified employees.
In addition to being a genuinely nice and honest
person, Mayor Paul Becker possesses other qualities
that make him the best choice for mayor—above all is
his willingness to listen to the needs of ALL residents,
regardless of economic status. Mayor Becker is also a
good student, who comes to meetings fully prepared to
handle action items in a positive, constructive manner.
Likewise, he’s a good teacher, relying on the wisdom
of his years to advocate for well-founded programs
and make good decisions. Mostly, Mayor Becker is a
caring citizen with an open mind and a desire to be a
part of the solution.
Please join me in re-electing Paul Becker as Mayor of
our Small Town with Big Atmosphere!

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Paul Becker has been a good mayor. He is in his office daily and will always have
time for you. Paul has looked out for the City of Jacksonville and has not put the city
in debt. His promoting the move to the 1883 Jackson County Court House has been a
good move and has preserved the historic value of that building. This is a historic city
and on the National Historic Register and we need to preserve as many buildings as
we can. Paul's attitude toward this will keep our city a National Landmark.
Please vote for Paul Becker for mayor.
Jerry Mathern
Resident of Jacksonville for 46 years
I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Mayor Paul Becker for a
number of years now. As President of the Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery
he has been very supportive of the work of our organization and our volunteers. He
makes himself available and is easy to approach and discuss matters pertaining to the
cemetery, Jacksonville, its residents, and the importance of tourism to our community.
I have found him to be a good listener, fair and always has the best interest of the
community and its residents in mind. As Chairperson of the Jacksonville Cemetery
Commission I have found Mayor Becker to be understanding, respectful and
supportive of the Commission's work and important role.
Dirk J. Siedlecki, President
Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery


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Dear Editor:
As a former small town city councilman, I am most appreciative of men and
women who agree to serve in our city government without pay or even praise but
often with criticism. Hats off then to the people running for the Jacksonville City
Council and for the Mayor position.
I would like to use this means to encourage our Jacksonville voters to re-elect
Mayor Paul Becker for one more term. Mayor Becker is fair-minded, responsive
and dedicated to a single agenda, to do what is best for our fair city of Jacksonville.
Under his leadership the historic gem Court House has not only been preserved
but now appropriately houses the City offices. For the numerous problems and
issues that our city has now and will be facing in the future, I place my trust and
confidence in Mayor Becker. Please join me in voting for him.
Mike McClain
This November, the citizens of Jacksonville will be selecting a Mayor to lead the
city for the next four years. I will be voting for Paul Becker to provide continuity and
As a former Mayor, I understand the role the Mayor plays in setting the right tone
for those charged with leading the city as administrators and elected officials. Paul,
as Mayor, has represented the community with County and State officials who have
much to say about what happens in Jacksonville; and it takes time to build those
Paul understands the importance of his role, and has a passion for preserving the
things that make Jacksonville a special community, while adding value by keeping an
eye on the future.
Join me in electing Paul Becker as Mayor this coming election.
Ron Holthusen
Citizen of Jacksonville
As your readers have read in this and past issues of the Jacksonville Review,
the Jacksonville Community Center is indeed off the ground and running. Well,
perhaps not literally off the ground, as ground breaking is still a few months away
until we raise the remaining funds to build the community center.
We would not, however, be this far along without the strong support of Mayor
Becker and the City Council. The 50 year lease of the property to JCC signed by the
Mayor allowed us to hire the Ausland Group and proceed with designs and plans.
In addition, we want to thank Jeff Alvis, the City Administrator, the City Planning
Department and Commission and HARC (the Historical Architectural Review
Commission) for their unanimous approval of our plans to expand the community
center. Without the entire City of Jacksonville getting on board, the Jacksonville
Community Center would not have progressed as far as we have today.
Rick Patsche, President
Jacksonville Community Center
Jacksonville Voters,
We are so pleased to hear our Mayor, Paul Becker is running for re-election. Paul
and his Council members have accomplished so very much by moving our city
offices to the old Jacksonville County Courthouse. I know this has all happened
through Paul's vision and leadership. He has brought action, harmony and has
proven he wants the very best for our beloved Jacksonville. Vote for Paul Becker for
Mayor in November.
Georgene and Jim Van Orsow
Several years ago, Jacksonville’s city government incurred public ire over issues
related to water surcharges and the cost of a fulltime professional fire department.
After months of debate, these issues were resolved, but not before the existing mayor,
the city administrator, and some council members opted to leave their posts.
Throughout this disarray, Paul Becker, a councilman at the time, offered the
reasonable voice most representative of Jacksonville citizens, which is why the
voters elected him their next mayor. Once in office, Paul’s first action was to bring
Robert’s Rules of Order regarding “fair and orderly meetings” to the Jacksonville
City Council, instantly making the council more productive. It was an example of
the levelheaded behavior the town needed.
Since then, Paul Becker has quietly kept our community running smoothly
while overseeing numerous major projects, including finding the funds to
improve Forest Park, and spearheading a plan to move City Hall to our town’s
historic Courthouse building, insuring that the long-neglected building once
again becomes the pride of the town.
We support retaining this levelheaded, forward-thinking gentleman as our Mayor.
Paula Block Erdmann and Terry Erdmann,

Mayor Paul Becker – Incumbent

Why are you running? What do you
hope to accomplish over the next 4 years?
To begin,I would like to take this
opportunity to thank you, the citizens of
Jacksonville, for allowing me to serve as
your Mayor this past term. It has been
an honor and a privilege and, with your
vote and approval, I look forward to
serving you during the next four years.
We have traveled a busy road, and a
review of where we have been and
what we have accomplished will help to
understand the tasks that lay ahead.
As your Mayor, and with the help of
most members of the City Council, we
have been successful in:
• After eleven years of discussion
and review, we were finally able to
sell off part of the excess acreage in
Forest Park resulting in a net profit
of $680,000. This also benefited
Jacksonville by reducing motorcycle
traffic, and securing a forty acre
parcel with a parking lot for hikers
using trails in Forest Park.
• Paying off an almost $300,000 loan
on the police station.
• Embarked upon and successfully
restored relations with the Jackson
County Board of Commissioners.
• Then accepted from those
Commissioners, the Courthouse and
the full city block on which it stands,
together with other properties such
as the historic Beekman House. This
transfer was worth millions to the
City and was accomplished with
NO COST to the taxpayers.
• Using Urban Renewal money, the
Courthouse was then seismically
retrofitted, and restored for City use
and now houses our New City Hall.
None of this was done with any
increase in taxes and the project was
completed below budget.
• Initiated a contract allowing the
Jacksonville Community Center
Board to lease the Sampson House
site for 50 years at $1.00 per year,
thereby giving them a tremendous
financial boost enabling them to
proceed with facility design and
• Jacksonville’s City Charter was
adopted 73 years ago, shortly after
World War 2. Hopelessly out-of-date,
and in violation of Federal law, it has
been revised and is up for review
and approval by our Citizens. This
new charter is the result of more
than a year’s effort on the part of
your Mayor, your City Staff, and the
City Council with the direct help
and guidance on the legal issues by
Steve Casaleggio who graciously
volunteered his services. To review
this ballot measure go to… http://
• After two years of work, Chapters
1-14 of the Municipal code were
revised and codified.
• Following strong public input,
designed ballot measures for this
election to insure there would be
NO recreational or medical retail
marijuana stores in Jacksonville.

• Supported the merchants of our
City by letting them use sandwich
boards to advertise their business.
This was of real benefit to merchants
on Oregon whose shops were off the
main pedestrian thoroughfare.
• Through our Administrator, the
city secured another 200 acre feet
of water rights thereby increasing
our water supply by 50 percent…
enough water to supply our
estimated needs until the year 2040.
(It should be noted that Jacksonville
uses more water per capita than any
other city in the Rogue Valley.)
• After years of pressure from the state
to remove the old dam at Forest Park,
and working with almost one dozen
different state and federal agencies,
completed the task well under any
cost estimates.
• Embarked upon and completed
the redesign and rehabilitation of
the First and Main Street area. This
project required close co-operation
with the S.O.U. Archaeology experts
and became a prime example of
how such projects can succeed when
properly managed.
Yes indeed! It has been a busy four
years… But what about the future?
Looking ahead, what are the issues
facing our City? Just as no business
can rest on its laurels, neither can
government. There are always new
issues… new challenges… new tasks to
be faced and acted upon. The following
are but a few:
Of paramount concern is the task of
securing stable funding for our Police
and Fire Departments. Currently, the
Police Department expense is through
the General Fund while the Fire
Department is through the surcharge.
Neither system is capable of indefinite
operational support.
Then there is the question of a new
fire house. Here, questions of suitable
location and cost are vital and require a
thorough analysis and discussion. Several
suggestions have been offered in the past
and now we need to explore every option
in order to arrive at a successful outcome.
Transportation is becoming another
issue for our City. Not only has
there been a significant increase in
population in the Applegate, but now
we are faced with a marijuana farm
worker migration through our City
every day. These two developments
have had an impact on traffic along
California and Fifth streets. There is
also the effect urban growth has upon
our transportation corridor. We need
a study group to determine what the
future holds in this regard and what
options the City has to deal with it.
Several of our key management
personnel will reach retirement age in
the next several years. We will need to
carefully plan and manage the task of
replacing these people as this occurs.
The second floor of City Hall has to be
designed and finished and an elevator
installed running between the ground
floor, the main floor, and the second floor.
Building the Community Center is
a top priority that will benefit us for
decades. I urge everyone to contribute to
the Collins Foundation Challenge Grant
to raise $40,000 in matching funds to
move this project forward.
These are only highlights of tasks
which lie before us. It will indeed be a
busy four years… one requiring strong
skills in management and leadership. I
believe I have shown during these past
four years that I possess those skills, and
that I have earned your trust, and I ask
for your vote as Mayor in this coming

City Councilor Jocie Wall – Candidate for Mayor

Why are you running? What do you
hope to accomplish over the next 4 years?
I am a native Oregonian and have
lived in Jacksonville for 16 years with
my husband Steven, raising our son
Jacob and being an involved member of
the community. Jacksonville is a special
place that all of us call home. The unique
quality of life in our historic town is
something that can easily be lost without
proper guidance and vigilance. My
passion for preserving, managing and
guiding our city’s decisions, and working
as a team with our council, staff and
citizens is why I am running for Mayor.
My leadership style is to guide rather
than dictate and listen rather than
assume. I am running as the “Citizen’s
Mayor”, ready to listen and encourage
your participation in future planning for
our wonderful town.
As Citizen’s Mayor, I am dedicating
to serving the citizens of Jacksonville. I
promise to:
• Have an open door to all
• Invite public input where anyone
will be welcomed with respect and
given an opportunity to speak and
• Promote open records
• Be well informed on the issues
• Honor our heritage and be guided
by our charter, comprehensive plan,
codes, ordinances and resolutions
• Represent the city of Jacksonville
with the highest personal integrity
• Maintain a positive and productive
approach to governance.
As Mayor of Jacksonville, I am dedicated
to resolving these important issues.
Safety (Police and Fire). Explore and
develop ways to generate revenue
streams that reduce the financial
burden on our property owners.

Prioritize public safety, fire and
medical response teams, and safe and
plentiful water for our citizens. Provide
careful spending and safe practices for
managing our City’s money.
GROWTH. Support responsible
growth while protecting our
National Historic Landmark Status
and our pedestrian friendly town,
focusing on infill rather than
expansion. Write public policies that
promote and protect our National
Historic Designation. Bring back our
museum and protect and restore our
historic buildings.
and maintain a Committee for
Citizen Involvement (as required
by the state of Oregon). Develop
Community Action Committees
to perform studies and make
recommendations for City Council
consideration. Reactivate our Land
and Building Committee. Improve
communications between our city
and our citizens by holding open
meetings and inviting all citizens to
participate and contribute.
support Jacksonville’s Nov 8 2016
ballot initiative to prohibit recreational
and medical marijuana production,
processing, wholesale and retail
facilities in the town of Jacksonville.
Promote community awareness
for energy and water conservation
practices. Encourage making all
neighborhoods within Jacksonville
fire-safe through the Firewise
Program. Consider the formation of
new committees for Conservation,
Sustainability and Beautification.
Promote No Smoking Policy in our
public parks and woodlands with the
intent to extend to the Jacksonville
Historic Core. Support the continued
management of our incredible parks
and woodlands. Encourage the
development of additional public
spaces such as walking and bike
paths and a dog park.
recognize the value our citizen
volunteers provide to preserve
the love and care of Jacksonville’s
history, environment, businesses,
culture and the arts.



Steve Casaleggio – Candidate for City Council

If elected to the Jacksonville City
Council, what do you hope to accomplish
over the next four years?
To introduce: I’m Steve Casaleggio,
candidate for City Councilor. My wife
Susan and I made our commitment
to Jacksonville by building our home
here in 2005. We both became Boosters,
with Susan joining the Garden Club.
I’ve served as Boosters’ Board member,
President and Project Committee cochair, on the City Transient Lodging Tax
Committee and, currently chair the City’s
Parks, Recreation and Visitors’ Services
Committee. Apart from that, I have been
hands-on in numerous volunteer projects,
including Peter Britt Gardens, trails’
bridge building and, now, the Beekman
Arboretum restoration.
The next four years offer challenges
and great opportunities, but first, the
“housekeeping” chores. As a retired
attorney, who specialized in municipal
finance, I hope to see to the much-needed
updating of the City’s Comprehensive
Master Plan. I also hope to accomplish

the completion and enactment of the
City’s Planning Code. Finally, I would
hope to bring about the successful
consideration of our Urban Growth
Boundary issues. These all are critical for
compliance with state law, cooperation
with neighboring governments and
crucial for control of future development.
I also appreciate the significant
financial challenges facing the City,
including assured funding for police and
fire services. I pledge to work to resolve
them in a fiscally responsible way,
consistent with Jacksonville's historic
nature and our residents' needs and
On the project front, I hope to see
the completion of the second floor of
our historic Courthouse-City Hall as a
space available for all manner of public
meetings and public and private events.
I propose that the needed work be
financed primarily by private grants and
donations. With this new space available
for Council meetings, Old City Hall could
become a museum devoted exclusively
to Jacksonville’s history, with permanent
and rotating exhibits.
While the City offers a fine array of
parks, I hope to see the improvement of
heavily used Doc Griffin Park with a new
picnic shelter and additional landscaping
to screen the Main Street extension/
parking project. Our Forest Park has
been much improved and hosts an
ever-increasing number of visitors. The
creation of an ADA-accessible picnic area
would significantly enhance this park as
a valuable City asset.
With the election of the Councilor
candidates and the re-election of our
experienced and trustworthy Mayor,
Paul Becker, who will assure continued
competent and strong leadership, I am
confident that these hopes of mine can be
accomplished in the next four years.

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City Councilor Criss Garcia – Incumbent

If elected to the Jacksonville City
Council, what do you hope to accomplish
over the next four years?
I strongly believe that politics
work best at the local level and that
government should be transparent and
accountable to us as citizens. If reelected
I will continue to work on finding
pragmatic and objective solutions that
will serve the unique interests and
character of our community into the
As an incumbent I should be judged by
my accomplishments and conduct over
the last four years on the City Council:
Institution of City Hall at a
Refurbished Historic County
Courthouse—Today the courthouse is a
vibrant center of our community with a
seasonal Farmers Market, Art Presence
and a home for lawn concerts.
Twenty Year Water Plan, Securing
Lost Creek Water Rights—Securing
rights to an additional 200 acre feet and
development of the delivery system that
supports these rights has set Jacksonville
on a path to water security through the
next two decades.
A Revitalized Planning
Department—A cooperative and
partnership approach with the public has
been adopted to help projects meet their
administrative and commission review
criteria on the first submission.
Buildable Lands Inventory Analysis
& UGB Expansion Study—The next
Council will need to address the key
questions of how Jacksonville can grow
while maintaining the unique charm and
character that draws and keeps us here as
town residents.
Code Revision—The decisions
made and how these decisions are
implemented will direct the growth and
character of Jacksonville for the next
Continued Collaboration with
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
and Business Association—Council has
shown support and encouragement for
a now combined Chamber and JOBA
by granting flexibility in operating
agreements to increase visitor awareness
of local businesses.
A Foundation for a Community
Center—The City Council adjusted
property lines and signed a dollar a year
lease for fifty years providing a stable
foundation for their fundraising efforts.
Partnership with Jacksonville
Historic, LLC—I often look to this
partnership as an excellent example of
how volunteer groups and the City can
work together for a common cause.
A Renewed Britt Festivals—Any small
town would consider themselves very
blessed to have a diverse and thriving
cultural institution like Britt Festivals
located with in their borders.
A Home for Art Presence—The success
of the Art Presence cooperative directly
reflects the extraordinary talent and
passion our regional artists possess.
A Plan for Forest Park—As liaison
to the Parks Committee I have admired
Chairman Steve Casaleggio and the
committee’s work developing a long
range plan for Jacksonville’s Forest Park.

Jacksonville Reservoir Dam
Removal—This was a win all around,
another great success of this project
was that thanks to careful planning the
removal (at $75,000) was less than one
tenth of the original estimated cost!
City Charter—The updated Charter
has had extensive legal review and
represents a much needed and timely
update to Jacksonville’s foundational
municipal document.
Information Technology Services
Plan—This initiative is breaking new
ground and demonstrating the council’s
capacity for process feedback and
financial accountability.
Sustainability Programs
These are areas of special concern and
deep personal connection for me that I
have worked for and reported on during
my tenure on the council.
A bike and walking path to Bear
Creek Greenway—I have a commitment
to forming a bicycle and pedestrian
pathway that would connect our
community to the our larger Rogue
Valley network of paths and trails.
Pilot Recycling Program—This year
I was thrilled to help bring a recycling
pilot program to Doc Griffin Park for our
visitors as well.
Bee Advocacy—I will continue
to engage and educate around how
Jacksonville can incorporate bee friendly
community practices.
A Dog Park—Jacksonville needs
a dog park! I hope in the near future
we can find a parcel either through a
public/private partnership where pet
owners could gather and let our pooches
socialize and play together.
The Next Four Years...
What are the big issues in store for the
next four years? The number one issue
that I see facing the City of Jacksonville
is how we will balance the funding of
emergency services as a community.
A couple years ago our City Council
made a very difficult decision to fund 24
hour a day fire protection in Jacksonville.
This required a third shift be added to
the firehouse rotation and within their
schedule that required extra staff be
added to support the demands being
made. This decision has resulted in our
budget being short pretty much exactly
that amount.
We could go back to the old rotation
and balance the budget but we cannot
ignore the evidence that lives and
property have been saved as a direct
result of having 24 hour protection. I
cannot within my conscience put the
lives and property of my neighbors at
risk idly without developing some key
At our very well attended town hall
in March we saw what would seem
to be a logical and sustainable way to
keep the current level of fire service we
enjoy today and eliminate the utility bill
surcharge at the same time.
We could exchange the $31 a month
surcharge for a fire district levy of $2.35
per thousand. Doing just that would
close the funding gap that the third shift
presents today and provide a stable
funding source for the fire department.
It seems only logical that property taxes
should be the place for this public safety
expense and not the utility bill.
Final Statement
As a fellow citizen of Jacksonville, I
am asking for your vote of confidence
to serve as your City Councilor over the
next four years on the basis that we have
a common vision. A vision for our town
with a historic courthouse at its heart and
as a community that values arts, culture
and public service.
I welcome your thoughts and
ideas, please send them by email to
Respectfully submitted,
Criss Garcia

City Councilor David Jesser – Incumbent

If elected to the Jacksonville City
Council, what do you hope to accomplish
over the next four years?
Jacksonville is a very special place to
live. As we look toward the next four
years, it seems to me that we should first
look at our recent history and see where
we have come over the last 10 years,
the length of time that I have been so
fortunate to have served Jacksonville’s
citizenry as both an appointed as well
as an elected civil servant. Let’s go over
just a few items. 1.) We have just recently
completed the dam removal project
which will now allow heavy rains to
be safely diverted downstream. This
had been an overhanging need that had
early cost estimates of $500,000-$800,000,
yet was completed at a cost of less than
$100,000. 2.) Our city offices have been
successfully moved into the Historic
Courthouse and this was accomplished
well under-budget utilizing available
funds from our urban renewal program.
That meant we utilized existing tax
dollars or, may I reiterate, no new taxes
were needed to complete this historic
project. Now that we have moved our
city offices into the courthouse, it has
enabled us to sell the Miller House, our
former city hall, and free up $380,000
for other capital investment needs as
they arise. Sounds like good math to
me. Particularly as it helped us achieve
one of our most important goals here in
Jacksonville, Historic Preservation. 3.)
Something else we should all be thankful
for is that we have been able to continue to
fund our city and public safety operations
with only a very modest rise in revenues.
4.) We have reviewed and approved a
water master plan that will help ensure
that our long term needs are met. 5.) We
are at the tail end of a 3 year effort to
revise our older codes to more reflect our
present day needs, while honoring the
vision in our comprehensive plan.
Now for the look forward. It is my
belief that it is important to remember
who we serve and what our role is as
a city councilor. This is a democratic
republic we live in, which means we
serve you, Jane and John Q. Public. It

means we are entrusted to be honest,
trustworthy, thoughtful and objective.
Our first and foremost responsibility is a
fiscal one, to be budgeters, to gain a deep
understanding of municipal accounting
and to be held accountable. As our city’s
personnel costs continue to increase, our
ability to provide the services becomes
increasingly difficult. I hope to ensure that
we have a substantially well-thought-out
plan that can move us from implementing
band-aid solutions to our budgetary
needs, to a solution that is more long term.
Another subject of concern for me is
growth. Our community is a small town
and I want it to maintain its character
as the natural forces of change move us
forward. It would please me to look back
4 years from now and see that we did
not grow too fast and that we honored
our slow and managed growth mandate
of 1.25 percent. This number was
determined as a goal by our planning
commission approximately 10 years
ago when the likes of Chairman Jerry
Ferronato, Bill Leep, Dave Britt, Howard
Johnson, Roger Thom and others sat on
the planning commission. Much work
was done coming to that number as we
worked to ensure that growth would not
be mismanaged, that we would protect
the things that make Jacksonville special
and honor our comprehensive plan.
Finishing things that we started is
another one of my goals. Complete the
necessary makeover of our planning
codes and our city charter, as well as the
update of our comprehensive plan. I say
this as it becomes difficult to efficiently
operate when we have outdated and
confusing documents. With great effort
and much citizen input, the 3 year trek
of producing workable and clear codes
is coming closer to being a reality. For
those who did not participate in the
CACs, town hall meetings or other forms
of citizen input to get to the point we are
today, I encourage you to attend any of
the public hearings that will be part of
the final leg of this journey to ensure that
your voices are heard.
I get a great sense of accomplishment
as I watch our city staff execute the
policies that we craft and vote on at city
council. Micro-Management is not one of
our responsibilities. Actually it is outside
of the parameters of the defined roles that
we play as elected officials. We should
be cautious to bring no undue influence
onto our staff. We have been very
fortunate over the last 6 years to have
a thoughtful council and an effective
Mayor who understands this and doesn’t
get in the way of city operations. Another
one of my goals is to ensure that staff
time is not being wasted and to make
sure that their work environment is
one where good policy decisions can be
turned into results due to their efforts.
With all that being said, my most
important accomplishment will be to
ensure Jacksonville is in a strong position
moving forward. I am grateful to be living
in a Small Town with Big Atmosphere.

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A Personal Letter from Alan DeBoer

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With just a short time left in my
campaign for Senate in Oregon’s 3rd
District, I thought I would reflect on
a past experience that had a positive
impact on my life.
I’ve always loved volunteering in
my spare time—especially when I see a
chance to make a valuable contribution
to my community and those who live in
it. That said, I would like to share a quick
story about one such experience.
I was asked by a friend if I would mind
visiting with Jim and Betty Akerill, a
couple in need of some financial advice.
Jim taught at Hoover for his entire career
and Betty took care of the house and
managed their income. While they never
had any children of their own, they were
always surrounded by Jim’s students.
When I met them, Jim had Alzheimer’s
and Betty was struggling.
For their remaining years, I helped to
protect them. Their struggles included
everything from navigating senior
services, to dealing with abuse and theft
from a caregiver. Among many things,
I paid the bills, oversaw and managed
the caregivers and was at their house on
a weekly basis, working alongside very
dedicated individuals, including one of
Betty’s closest friends.

Right Choice

for Southern Oregon

life-long Southern Oregon resident, Alan

DeBoer has created hundreds of local jobs,

volunteered in our community and served as
Mayor of Ashland.

As Chair of the Ashland School Board, Alan helped
balance the budget, improve graduation rates and
prevent teacher lay-offs.

As your Senator, he will increase funding for education
and expand vocational and job training.

“It is an honor to serve our Southern
Oregon community and I look forward
to being your voice for accountability
in the Oregon Senate.”
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I tell this story because for the last 35
years I have volunteered for almost every
phase of life that you will encounter—
the best way I know how to learn. I’m
not a career politician, but I have the
knowledge and well rounded experience
to come up with solutions that will
help move Oregon forward by building
a better future for our children while
ensuring our quality of life.
Upon their deaths, they left their
estate to Southern Oregon University for
Scholarships. I sold their home myself
to maximize their legacy, went through
probate, and delivered over one million
dollars for the benefit of many students.
Every year I get letters from students
who fondly remember two amazing
people who made such a positive impact
on their lives and that of so many others.
I would be humbled to have a similar
opportunity to advocate on behalf of all
residents in Southern Oregon regardless
of ideologically beliefs. We are going to
run a strong, issues based campaign, and
with your support on November 8th, I
know that we will be successful in Salem.
Please visit www.alanfororegon.com
for updates on the campaign and
information on how to get involved.
Alan DeBoer

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3rd-Annual Scarves-for-Seniors Donation Event

Turn back time...

Our motto at Pioneer Village is to experience the past, live
for the future. The many services and amenities of Pioneer
Village Independent & Assisted Living let you enjoy a
simpler way of life where you live the life you want to
live, while we take care of the rest.

Share the
Schedule your
meal & personal
tour today!

Please join Travel Expert Anne
McAlpin and Jo Parker of WillowCreek
Gifts, in making a difference for seniors
in the Rogue Valley. Two years ago,
Anne suggested the idea for a “pay-itforward” scarf donation program. The
program turned-out to be a huge success
with 130 new and gently-used scarves
being donated to the Scarves-for-Seniors
program. In 2015, donations eclipsed
the first year by a sizable margin, thanks
to an incredibly generous community
taking part in the program.
Parker says, “Last year, because of our
customers’ generosity, WillowCreek was
able to donate dozens of amazing scarves
to Food & Friends.” Evelyn Kinsella,
Food & Friends Director, was incredibly
impressed and grateful for the volume
and quality of the scarves donated and
distributed before Christmas to seniors.
Kinsella reported, "Once again, we
received some lovely Thank You notes
from recipients, and we really appreciate
everyone's efforts and generosity.”
Jo and Anne created the event,
knowing full-well that many women
in the community would respond
positively. “Many ladies who shop in
my store with a closet full of scarves they
hardly wear anymore, have been a key to
making this work,” Jo notes. The Scarvesfor-Seniors event turned-out to be a

win-win, filling a need for community
members while providing an outlet for
others to clean their closets and make
room for new scarves!
Scarves-for-Seniors will be accepting
gently-used scarves from October 1
until November 15. Simply bring them
into WillowCreek at 115 W. California
Street and they will be donated to a
needy senior through the Food & Friends
organization. See WillowCreek ad this page.

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Kai & Oh have already leased space in
the Castro District of San Francisco where
they’ll be opening a new Thai restaurant in
a few months. Called, “Me and Tasty,” it’s
located at 3970 17th Street, where they’ll be
serving breakfast, brunch and Thai foods.
The Thai House in Jacksonville is
currently up for sale for $132,000 and is a
turn-key operation that’s very profitable!
According to the listing broker,
Graham Farran, it’s already received
a lot of interest. Interested parties are
encouraged to contact him at Expert
Properties at 541-899-7788.

Saige Bostwick Receives National Honor


Specializing in

You may have seen the “For Sale” sign
on Thai House Restaurant in Jacksonville
and are wondering what’s going on!
After years of running one of the best
Thai Restaurants in Southern Oregon, the
owners are headed for San Francisco.
Although we’re sad to see Kai
(Chauwalit Srivarawong) & Oh (Sunsanee
Charoenyothin) leave, we are so thrilled
for them on the recent birth of Anda, their
new baby girl! Kai and Oh have decided
to relocate to San Francisco, where they
have family that can help them juggle the
baby and a new restaurant.

On August 5, The National Society
of High School Scholars (NSHSS)
announced that Saige Bostwick, a
17-year-old junior at Cascade Christian
High School, was selected to become a
member of the esteemed organization.
The Society recognizes top scholars
who have demonstrated outstanding
leadership, scholarship and community
commitment. The announcement was
made by NSHSS Founder and Chairman
Claes Nobel, senior member of the family
that established the Nobel Prize.
Saige worked this past summer at the
Jacksonville Inn, has volunteered at St.
Vincent de Paul, and is currently playing
varsity soccer for Cascade Christian High
School. Saige says her favorite academic
subjects include Spanish and Pre-calculus
and that she plans to attend a university
and explore all academic and life options.
Membership in the National Society of
High School Scholars provides a lifetime
of benefits including scholarships,
development programs, study-abroad
opportunities and access to internship
and employment opportunities.

Saige is the daughter of Matt and
Tori Bostwick of Jacksonville and
Grandaughter of Gary and Dee West and
Jimmy Bostwick.

News From Britt Hill

by Donna Briggs, Britt President & CEO
Thank You Britt Society


wrote this column several years
back and have never repeated a
column before now. Read on and
you will understand why I am republishing this sweet reminder.
I am dedicating this entire column
to the Britt Society, the unsung heroes
of Britt Music and Arts Festival. Did
you know that the Britt Society is a
separate non-profit 501c3 organization
with their own Board of Directors and
membership made up of 300 fantastic
and active people? Established in
1964, its mission is to provide financial
support and volunteer service to
Britt Festivals. It’s led by Bow Seltzer,
Director of House Operations, and our
capable leader inspires the volunteers
and guides the day-to-day operations
that help create a healthy, safe and
cheerful community on the hill.
Did you know that on a on a normal
show night, we have 90 volunteers
working as parking attendants, ADA
assistants, trolley attendants, ticket
takers, event staff, hill ushers, gift booth
sales staff, chair renters, ice cream sales
staff, artists merchandise sales clerks and
raffle sales ambassadors? Did you know
that it takes 18 people to clean-up the
litter left by 2,000 happy concert goers
after every show? Well, now you know
just a little bit about our incredible crew.
But, there is more…
There are many layers to our
organization’s overall success and the
Britt Society represents a very thick
layer. In addition to the folks that you
see on the hill taking tickets, parking
cars, assisting ADA patrons and selling

cookies, there are invisible heroes
working behind the scenes. These folks
show up year-round to paint buildings
and fences, stuff envelopes, plant trees
and work at off-season events.
It takes simple math to quantify their
contributions. A rate of $17.50 an hour is
the standard amount used for calculating
the value of volunteers in the world of
grant writing (which is a world we live
in). Using that wage, their collective
15,000 hours a year represents over
$260,000 of in-kind work each year. In
addition to this phenomenal contribution,
they donate approximately $50,000 cash
annually back to Britt. What is even
more amazing is that they don’t tell us
how to spend it! They trust us to use our
resources wisely.
And one last shout out to our Medical
and First Aid Volunteers. They keep us
safe and healthy. By serving Britt, these
volunteers serve the entire Jacksonville
community. So, next time you see a Britt
Society Volunteer, give them a pat on
the back and say “thanks.” Volunteers
are crucial to Britt and our community’s
success. We simply could not do it
without them.
We have volunteer opportunities
throughout the entire year as well as
during the summer concert season. If you
are interested in joining this incredible
group of people, please contact Bow
Seltzer at bow.seltzer@brittfest.org.
Comments or questions for Britt Festivals?
Email Donna at ed@brittfest.org. Visit Britt
Festivals at www.brittfest.org.

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State of the Art Presence Art Center
by Hannah West, Southern Oregon Artists Resource
“The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.” ~ Julia Cameron
“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things,
but their inward significance.” ~ Aristotle
“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” ~ Jonathan Swift
“I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.” ~Vincent van Gogh

Within a mile of Oregon’s most beautifully preserved
gold-rush-era town, five exquisite wineries offer an
astounding array of fine wines, from Rhones and
Bordeauxs to some of Oregon’s most sensational Pinot
Noirs...all this just twenty minutes from Ashland and
From in-town tasting rooms that offer music, food and
enchanted gardens, to rural wineries featuring expansive
views of the valley from outdoor patios, Jacksonville has
become the destination for wine enthusiasts.













Daisy Creek

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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We look forward to your visit!

Gallerie Carnevale: A Halloween
an ongoing activity table. Decorate and
Show of Spellbinding Art—Art Presence assemble your own pinwheel and put
opens the gallery to all Rogue Valley
your heads in our carnevale photo-op to
artists once again, with a fantastic
have your picture taken.
exhibition of art submitted in response
Art Presence Offsite Exhibits
to our fourth-annual “October Creative
Pioneer Village: Judith Ghetti
Challenge.” This year’s Challenge
Ommen—Art Presence member artist
was to create artwork with a “Gallerie
Judy Ommen’s show of watercolor
Carnevale” theme,
and mixed media
celebrating the
paintings continues
spirit of carnival or
through December
circus with a nod to
10. See more of
Halloween. Artists
Judy’s paintings at
were encouraged to
create art that is fun
and unorthodox in
any medium, with
no size restrictions.
Library, Naversen
We welcomed art
Room: Abstract
furniture, costumes,
Paintings by Patrick
bird houses, puppets
Beste—Art Presence
"The Jester & the Clown" Anne Brooke
and marionettes,
member artist
shadow boxes,
Patrick Beste’s show
altered books, etc.
of abstract acrylic
We also have a small
paintings continues
art section for those
through December.
artists who chose to
See more of Patrick’s
create smaller, more
work at besteart.net.
affordable pieces
Medford Library:
for the Challenge,
Watercolors by
who were invited to
Linda Abblett—Art
create jewelry, art
Presence member
boxes, wood, stained
artist Linda
glass, ceramics, etc.
Abblett’s exhibit
We are astounded
of watercolors
"Traveling Show" Leona Sewitsky
by the artistic result
continues through
of local artists spreading their creative
the end of the year. See more of Linda’s
wings—come and see for yourself the
work at lindaabblettwatercolors.com.
amazing and diverse creative works the
What’s Happening Upstairs?—Figure
Rogue Valley art community created for
Drawing: Our Monday life drawing
this year’s show! Gallerie Carnevale will
studio has resumed. Sharpen your
be on display September 30-October 30.
pencils and get a fresh sketchbook ready
To meet the artists and talk about the
to practice drawing live models! Still only
inspiration behind their works, come to
$10 for each two-hour session.
our “Big Top” artists reception and enjoy
Reserve our upstairs room for your
an afternoon of food, fun and attractions
class, workshop or meeting! Contact
on Saturday, October 1, from 1:00Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057.
4:00pm. There will be a balloon man and

e Rd

Local Artists Honored




“Along the Blitzen”
For Jacksonville-based artists Steve
and Sue Bennett, 2016 has been a banner
year! Both artists were recently honored
to be juried into the highly-regarded
Favell Museum Show in Klamath Falls
which will hang through October 22.
Steve and Sue were also juried into
the Yaquina River Museum in Toledo,
Oregon where the show may be viewed
until November. Topping it off, Steve’s
painting “Along the Blitzen” was then



juried into the Pastel Society of America
Exhibit at the National Arts Club in New
York, which opened September 23.
Along with eight other shows between
May and September, the Bennett’s have
three more shows before the end of the
year. Locals may also make arrangements
to see their work at the Oregon Street
Gallery, here in Jacksonville. Steve and Sue
invite you to contact them at 541-899-1179.

The Unfettered Critic

by Paula Block Erdmann & Terry Erdmann
It’s only forever, not long at all…
The Anniversary of Labyrinth


hirty years ago, three master
entertainers joined forces to
create the fantasy film Labyrinth:
director Jim Henson (creator of the
Muppets), producer George Lucas (the
man behind Star Wars), and actor/artist/
rock god David Bowie.
If your memories of Labyrinth are
vague, you’re probably a guy. If,
however, your memories
are tinged with pleasant
emotion, you’re likely
female. Mention the film,
and the typical response
is: (women) “One of my
favorites!” or (men) “The
one with puppets and
Bowie in a wig? Ugh.”
One of us has long
loved it, the other…
not so much. Yet each
of us gained a greater
appreciation of the film
while researching our
latest book, Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual
History. (On sale October 18.) (End of
shameless plug.)
The Jim Henson Company (home to
Kermit and Gonzo) graciously offered
us access to their archives, where we
tracked down the first wisp of the
concept—a conversation between three
exhausted (and tipsy) people in the back
of a limousine—to the silly-yet-savvy
ideas Jim Henson jotted onto whatever
scrap of paper was handy, to long-stored
concept paintings of exotic characters.
We talked with virtually every person
who worked on the film (including the
famously reclusive George Lucas), with
two significant exceptions: Jim Henson,
who died in 1990, and the unexpectedly
mortal David Bowie, who passed just as
we started writing.
Labyrinth is a coming-of-age tale about
Sarah (future Oscar-winner Jennifer
Connelly), a teenager on the cusp of
womanhood who must outwit Jareth
the Goblin King (Bowie) in order to
rescue her goblin-snatched baby brother.
It’s undeniably a “girl’s movie,” but
Henson, father to two sons (as well as
three daughters), also included stuff that
would appeal to boys—like “The Bog
of Eternal Stench” and Humongous,
a fifteen-foot-tall rampaging robot.
However, a boy would have to buy
a ticket to discover that. And with
competition like The Karate Kid, Ferris

Bueller’s Day Off, and Top Gun filling the
screens that year, there wasn’t much
incentive for boys to pick Labyrinth for a
Saturday matinee.
Despite good reviews when the film
premiered, it sank like a stone. But
curiously, Labyrinth has never faded from
public awareness. Over the decades,
it’s enjoyed a robust afterlife in home
entertainment, and revival
showings invariably
drew in new fans with
the old. Now, celebrating
its 30th Anniversary,
it’s bigger than ever.
Theatrical screenings are
scheduled nationwide,
and a commemorative
Blu-ray DVD, filled with
new interviews and bonus
features, is on the way.
What makes Labyrinth
worthy of our attention
1. It’s one of the last examples of
pure “hands-on” filmmaking. With
the exception of a computer graphic
owl in the credits, every onscreen
character, no matter how outlandish, is
physically “present;” nothing was added
in postproduction. Human actors interact
with inhuman creatures operated by
Henson puppeteers on huge elaborate sets.
As someone once said, they don’t make
‘em like that anymore!
2. David Bowie’s performance is
sublime. There he is in all his bewigged
glory, singing and cavorting in
memorably tight pants. Yet his songs,
his magnetic personality, and his largerthan-life presence are what you remember.
Bowie is funny, threatening, sexy,
gorgeous. His entreaty to Sarah—“Just fear
me, love me, do as I say, and I will be your
slave”—is beguiling. Sarah’s tempted by
emotions she’s too young to understand
but ultimately mature enough to ignore.
3. It was Jim Henson’s last feature
film. This brilliant artist and unmatched
fantasist died at the age of 53. We can’t
help but wonder what marvelous
works he’d have completed in future
decades. Thankfully, Labyrinth is lasting
testament to his talent.
Paula and Terry each have long impressivesounding resumes implying that they are
battle-scarred veterans of life within the
Hollywood studios. They’re now happily
relaxed into Jacksonville.

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by Tim Balfour, Executive Director
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce

Community Center Communiqué

News Updates on the Jacksonville Community Center
by Jeanena Whitewilson

Fun For All This Fall


he Haunted Trolley Tours are
back for the third year and we
are hoping they will be bigger
and better than before! We are adding
another night and another trolley so more
people can join in on the fun!
Friday & Saturday, October 21 & 22
and Friday & Saturday, October 28 & 29
are the dates for this year’s tours. Tours
run from 6:00-9:15pm, departing every 15
minutes. Tickets are $10 and are available
online at JacksonvilleOregon.com—and
in the Visitor Information Center, open
10:00am-3:00pm daily. These tours are a
fundraiser for the Jacksonville Chamber
of Commerce.
The Haunted Trolley Tours will
introduce you to some of the spirits that
inhabit familiar Jacksonville buildings
and share their stories with you. Hear
about the pioneer who helped settle
Jacksonville and still keeps an eye on his
homestead, the store keeper who refuses
to abandon his business—even after death,
and the little girl who lingers on in the
afterlife, skipping along the upstairs hall.
These 30-minute tours feature twelve
sites and include additional anecdotes
taken from historic annals and local
legend. Tours will depart from the
Jacksonville Visitors Center at the corner of
West C and North Oregon Streets. Parking
is available in lots off of D Street. Parents
are asked to exercise their own judgment
regarding a child’s participation.
Advance purchase is recommended
as this event sold-out last year. We are
adding a 3rd trolley this year and a 4th
night to provide increased participation.
All Aboard Trolley is helping us out

this year by bringing their two trollies.
Hopefully they will be joining our own
Jacksonville Trolley. If our trolley is not
working we will bring in a third trolley.
Many of you know that our trolley has
encountered mechanical problems this
year. Primarily, there were overheating
issues. With the cooling system
replaced, the issues continued so we are
determining next steps related to engine
The Chamber leases the trolley from
the City for $3,000 per year. We are
responsible for insurance, maintenance
and storage. The City sets aside the
annual lease payments for eventual
replacement or major repairs.
We are extremely disappointed that we
haven’t been able to provide our narrated
tours during the busiest part of our
season. We had significant work done on
the trolley in preparation for the season,
however, this problem with the engine
did not present itself at that time. It is the
low rental rate on our trolley that allows
us to provide the ongoing service and
other alternatives are cost prohibitive.
We want to thank Jubilee Trolley and
All Aboard Trolley for helping us out
throughout the season and allowing us
to fulfill our agreement for Britt. They
provided deep discounts to make this
happen and were willing to modify their
schedules to accommodate us. Hopefully
by the time you read this column, we will
have our trolley functioning again!
For additional information, contact the
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, 541-8998118, or chamber@jacksonvilleoregon.org.
See more info on page 22.

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Photos by Jim Craven

JCC future expansion ~ Cedars on 4th
Painting by Anne Brooke

Please Help Community Center Raise $40,000
for Challenge Grant by December 1st
A $40,000 challenge grant from the
Collins Foundation was awarded to
Jacksonville Community Center (JCC)
on August 11th, 2016. Cynthia Addams,
Collins Foundation CEO stated, “The
Jacksonville community residents’
dreams of a new, expanded center…
will help continue our tradition of
improving the quality of life in Oregon
This grant now enables the community
to turn $40,000 into $80,000 since the
Collins Foundation Challenge will
double donations, making for a true winwin challenge. JCC is calling upon the
community to help build the dream with
tax-deductible donations. JCC is a 501 (c)
3 charitable non-profit organization, and
with tax season just around the corner,
this is a great time to consider a donation.
Challenge Grants do come with
a ticking clock and the Jacksonville
Community Center has until December
1st to receive the $40,000 donations from

residents, businesses, clubs and others in
order to receive the Collins Foundation’s
matching $40,000 funding. If successful,
the total amount of $80,000 will bring
JCC significantly closer to building and
furnishing a larger center at 160 E. Main
Street. Matching donations must be
received between now and December
1st, 2016 to meet the conditions of the
Collins Matching Challenge Grant.
With your help, the dream of so
many Jacksonville and area residents
will be realized for a large, multiuse community center, surely to be a
cultural and activity focal point of town.
Please use the challenge donation
coupon below for your tax deductible
donation and help build the dream!
For more information, call us at 541767-8493, email info@cedarson4th.org or
visit www.CedarsOn4th.org. Address is
160 E. Main St., Mailing address: P.O.
Box 1435, Jacksonville, OR 97530.

JCC Blue Bag Project
The Blue Bag Project is growing. Over
110 blue bags have been distributed to
residents who are participating in this
fundraising partnership project between
the Jacksonville Community Center and
Ray’s Food Place. Participants put rinsed
and clean deposit recyclables into the
blue plastic bags, return them to Ray’s
and pick up a new bag. Volunteers
deliver the full bags to the bottle drop
center, where the proceeds are credited
to JCC. Pick up your Blue Bag from the
Customer Service Counter at Ray’s. It’s
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A Few Minutes with the Mayor
by Paul Becker

Madcap Elections – Real and Not-So-Real


efore addressing our tagline,
here is the long-awaited
announcement concerning a
Public Citizen’s Day at the New City
Hall. The date for the festivities is set
for Friday, October 14th from noon until
1:00pm, complete with refreshments.
Your hosts and hostesses will be the
Belles and Beaus Old West/ Victorian
Society of Jacksonville, who will also take
you on a guided tour of the new offices
manned by our City staff.
It’s going to be a party, a great chance
to view the newly-restored building.
It is your building… you, the citizens
of Jacksonville, own it… not the
government. You are the government.
And now… for the subject of our
tagline! We’ll begin with the real.
If you think this has been a brutal
campaign on the national level, you may
be right, but it doesn’t even come close
to the 1948 presidential election, which
might be summed up as not only nasty
but bizarre.
The combatants were the incumbent,
Harry S. Truman, vs. Thomas E. Dewey,
the Governor of New York. You could
hardly find two more different men.
Dewey, always the polished speaker,
a natty dresser, and wearing a wellgroomed mustache, was thought by
everyone to be a shoe-in over Harry,
who had weathered two years of being
slandered as a communist because of the
Yalta treaties, signed by F.D.R., which
gave Russia’s Stalin control over all of
eastern Europe… even Czechoslovakia.
The media, almost universally
Republican, (unlike today) was voracious
in its daily attacks on Truman. Every day,
their headlines shouted “had enough?”
The Republicans proclaimed, “Remove
the four C’s… Controls, Confusion,
Corruption, and Communism.”
In addition, Dewey, the Governor of
New York, had been given the nickname,
“The Gangbuster” with his hugely
successful drive against the Mafia when
he worked as a federal prosecutor. Lucky

Luciano went to jail because of him. Yes
indeed… no one doubted Dewey would
defeat Truman. But no one understood
the effect that another nickname would
have on him.
In 1944, four years earlier, Alice
Roosevelt Longworth… daughter of
Theodore Roosevelt… mocked Dewey
as “The little man on the wedding
cake.” His distinctive mustache and
resemblance to Clark Gable, rather than
being an asset, became a handicap. By
1948, her sarcastic description had turned
off a large majority of women voters. On
election night it was so bad that Oregon
was the only state west of the Mississippi
that Dewey won, resulting in a landslide
for Truman. All because of a mustache!
Now for the Not So Real…
This October, we are going to do
something we have never done before repeat a film at Old City Hall. We ran this
one during the last Presidential election
because it is probably the best satirical
film of election politics ever written.
The film is “The Dark Horse,” starring
Bette Davis and Warren William, an actor
who gives a superb performance as a
corrupt campaign manager who seldom
tells the truth, yet someone for whom
you develop a rather perverse liking.
The story begins with a convention to
nominate someone to run for Governor.
With a political deadlock on the
convention floor, a case is made for a
“dark horse” no one has heard of. The
trouble is, after the unknown candidate
is chosen, he turns out to be completely
unfit and unqualified for any office.
When our not-so-ethical campaign
manager is brought in to save the election,
and is brought face-to-face with the
candidate, his first response to the party
leaders is, “That is the dumbest human
being I have ever met.” What follows is a
hilarious election campaign to convince
the voters to actually vote for the fellow.
Now, I have to conclude, aren’t we
glad our local elections are not like that?

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Monday - Friday
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City offices have moved to 206 N Fifth Street!
Dropbox relocated to corner of N. Fifth and D Street.

City Snapshot
City Council, September 6, 2016—
During staff reports, City Administrator
Jeff Alvis cheerfully announced that
according to the State of Oregon, the
former Jacksonville Dam in the city
watershed is no longer considered a
safety hazard after its recent removal this
spring. Alvis also reported that the city
has requested bids for construction of an
elevator to the second floor to the City
Hall and that bid responses are expected
soon. Also, work will commence to
replace heating units and ducting on
the upper floor at an expected and
previously-budgeted cost of $12,000.
Treasurer Stacey McNichols reported that
staff is gearing-up for budget season and
that an offer to a part-time planner in the
Planning Department had been made and
accepted. In addition, a student intern will
be joining the department at the same time.
Police Chief David Towe debriefed
Council on the recent search and rescue
effort of Dr. Ashely Laird, a Jacksonville
resident and physician who became
disoriented and lost in the Forest Park.
Calling the effort “seamless,” Towe noted
that the effort included upward of 300
volunteer searchers, Jacksonville CERT
and Jackson County Search and Rescue.
Laird, an ultra-marathoner who went
missing after a morning run on Friday,
September 26, was found safe on the
afternoon of Sunday, September 28 by
a Search and Rescue team that included
her father. During post-search interviews,
Towe said that Laird told authorities
that she ran to the top of Forest Park
and then became disoriented and lost
on a lower park trail. Towe noted that
Laird admitted to not having a good
sense of direction, calling the incident
an “accident.” Towe summed-up his
remarks by saying this was the first of
its kind search and rescue event in his
26-years with Jacksonville PD.

Administrator Alvis reported that
the city had reached a new agreement
for delivery/storage of water with the
Medford Water Commission and that the
new agreement, subsequently approved
by Council, provided Jacksonville with
200 additional acre feet of water per year.
Planning Director Ian Foster and
Administrator Alvis presented Council
with the rationale to keep the Planning
Department housed in the Hanley
Building annex behind City Hall/
Courthouse. After discussion on the
matter, Council unanimously agreed.
A change in ownership for a liquor
license for the Cheesemonger’s Wife was
granted to new shop owner, Patty Curtis.
Councilor Criss Garcia presented
a thorough Information Technology
report to Council, representing more
than one year of work by him and
Councilor Ken Gregg on the matter. The
new plan, consisting of two phases, was
widely accepted and heralded by staff
and council. The new plan arose out
of a needs-based survey of the public
and a modern-days needs analysis of
best operational practices. The new IT
plan, once rolled out in mid-2017, will
provide better access to all sorts of public
documents, permits, applications and
will provide for better, modern “bill pay”
services. In essence, the new plan, when
implemented, will bring Jacksonville
technology services into the modern era.
Garcia noted that in addition to dozens
of platform applications, the new system
will also enable all of Jacksonville’s
historic documents and photographs to
be stored and accessed online.
Council approved passage of
Ordinance 2016-016 that enables
residents at or below the poverty line to
apply for adjusted discounts for the fire
surcharge. See more on this below.

Changes in the Fire Protection Surcharge
Discount Program
by City Councilor Ken Gregg,
Liaison to the Public Safety Committee
After the recent approval of a $4
increase in the monthly fire protection
surcharge, the Public Safety Committee
investigated how this increase would
affect the residents who were participating
in the fire protection surcharge discount
program. This program was created to
ease the financial burden on citizens living
at or below the poverty level. For a family
of two, the poverty level is considered
to be $16,000 or below, for a family of
three, the level is $20,000 or below, and
for a family of four, the level is $24,000 or
below. The poverty levels are based on
the adjusted gross income figure on the
federal income tax return.
The break‐point below which
Jacksonville residents were paying
no surcharge was $15,000. Given the
increase in the Fire Protection Surcharge,
the committee unanimously agreed
that the new break‐point below which

residents would not pay any surcharge
should be raised by $5,000 to $20,000.
The committee also wanted to revise
the current method that was being used
to determine the discounted monthly
charge for residents with an income range
of $20,000-$25,000. The decision was to
base the charge on a simple 10% discount
for each of the five ranges (in $1,000
increments) of the adjusted gross income.
By setting the rates in 10% increments, it
would be easier to explain to a resident
applying for the discount how the various
incremental rates are calculated.
At its meeting on September 6, 2016, the
City Council, in a move to show community
support for Jacksonville residents at or
below the poverty level, approved a
resolution adjusting both the Fire Protection
Surcharge discount rates and how the rates
are calculated as recommended by the
Public Safety Committee.

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Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
& Friday 8:30am-2:00pm
Wednesday: Closed to Public

Submit all applications
& pick-up all permits:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:

CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, October 4, 6:00pm (OCH)
PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, October 12, 6:00pm (OCH)
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, October 18, 6:00pm (OCH)
HARC: Wednesday, October 26, 6pm (OCH)

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

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

August 17 to September 13, 2016
Call Type – Total Calls
Abandoned Vehicle - 1
Alarm - 4
Animal Complaint - 7
Assist - Other Gov't/Law
Enforcement Agencies - 61
Assist Public - 25
Assist Medical - 5
City Ordinance - 12
Civil - 2
Criminal Mischief (Vandalism) - 1
Custody Detox - 1
Disorderly Conduct - 2
DUII - 2
Driving While Suspended - 1

Fugitive/Warrant - 3
Harassment - 2
Hit & Run - 1
House Check - 38
Larceny-Theft - 1
Missing Adult - 1
Motor Vehicle Collision - 2
Parking Complaint - 2
Property Lost/Found - 5
Sudden Death - 1
Suspicious - 12
Traffic/Roads - Other - 1
Unauthorized Entry/Use Motor
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by Erich & Matt Patten, Cutler Investment Group

n 1986, Robert Fulghum released a
famous book of short essays titled
“All I Need To Know I Learned in
Kindergarten.” This is quite a claim. Sure,
“how to make friends,” “how to be on
time,” “how to be respectful,” might be
great life lessons. Does this claim extend
to investing? Can someone really say,
“Everything I Need To Know About
Investing I Learned in Kindergarten?”
Fortunately, Erich Patten, one of the
Partners at Cutler, has a 6-year-old son who
just started kindergarten last week. To help
determine whether the claim extends to
investing, Erich interviewed him.
EP: What is my job?
Son: You look at your computer.
Hmmm…Not off to a great start.
EP: Yes, but I also help people with
their money.
Son: Oh! Like the tooth fairy!
Ok, we’re making progress here!
EP: More like finding things to buy
that might be worth more someday. Any
ideas on what you have today that you
could sell for more money in the future?
Son: My Legos?
Ok, let’s go with this…
EP: Maybe. Why would your Legos be
worth more in the future?
Son: They are cool.
EP: Yes, they are cool. And they might
be worth more. But what if they stop
being cool?
Son: Then nobody will want them.
EP: Do you have anything someone
might need?
Son: Umm, a flashlight?
EP: Great! If power goes out, and
you already own a flashlight, you have
something that is worth a lot. Someone
might pay you more for your flashlight
if the power goes out and they need one.
Trying to know whether the power will
go out and whether we should buy more
flashlights before that happens, is part of
my job.
Given the attention span of a
Kindergartner, this concluded the
interview. However, we established that
some of the building blocks of investing
can be understood by a 6-year-old! What
did he know? He knew supply and
demand. He knew the difference between
wants and needs. He knew the implicit
difference between a discretionary stock

(such as luxury goods, i.e. Star Wars
Legos) and a consumer staples stock
(companies with recession-resistant cash
flows, i.e. flashlights).
Investing can be intimidating. Financial
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regulation, valuations, momentum,
and risk, in ways that are difficult to
understand. The basics of investing,
however, are there for each of us. We
encourage you to think more about
your investments and to start asking
questions. The world is a complicated
place, but certain concepts and truisms
can be building blocks for any investment
portfolio. At Cutler, was call these building
blocks our philosophy, and they guide our
decision-making. Our philosophy is a belief
that dividends and current income should
be the bedrock of any investment portfolio.
Knowing your Financial Advisor’s
philosophy would be a great place to start
as you begin to understand investment
theory. After all, it is your money.
All opinions and data included in this commentary
are as of September 14, 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 investments involve risk,
including possible loss of principal amount invested.
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Portfolio Manager. He is a graduate of
Jacksonville Elementary School and South
Medford High School. Matt earned BA
degrees in Economics and Environmental
Geo-Sciences from Boston College and a
MBA from the University of Chicago.
Erich Patten is President and Chief
Investment Officer. He is a graduate of
Jacksonville Elementary School and South
Medford High School. Erich earned a BS
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University of Pennsylvania, and a Masters in
Public Policy from the University of Chicago.
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On October 22, at 6:00pm in the US
Bank Ballroom, 100 lucky guests will be
treated to an amazing evening comprised
of dinner, prepared by Platon Mantheakis
of the Jacksonville Inn, an enlightening
video presentation by Paul Bissett on
the distilling and creation of single malt
scotch, a sampling of 5 wonderful and
varied scotches, as well as an eventembossed shot glass as a gift. If that
weren’t enough, there will be raffle prizes
and auction items to review and bid on.
The proceeds generated from this
very special event will help send the
Jefferson Pipe Band to the World Pipe
Band Championships in Glasgow,
Scotland next year. In addition to the

above-mentioned, a few members of the
Jefferson Pipe Band will perform the
music they’ll play in competition at the
World Championships. Attire for the
event is semi-formal, and be sure to wear
your kilt or tartan if you have one!
The Jefferson Pipe Band is comprised
of local musicians, as well as players
from the Redding, California area.
Tickets ($50) are available at Eventbrite
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Editorial on Upcoming Ballot Measures

Let's Talk Real Estate

by Graham Farran, Expert Properties

by Whitman Parker, Publisher
In advance of the November 8 General Election, the following point of view is
offered to registered Jacksonville voters on the three ballot measures appearing on this
year’s ballot specific to Jacksonville. As always, one is advised to read the entire ballot
measure, and the arguments “for and against” in the Explanatory Statements of the
Voters Pamphlet. The Jackson County Elections Division anticipates mailing ballots
to all registered voters on or about October 20, with delivery expected by October
25, 2016. The following language has been excerpted by the Review for purposes of
commenting on this year’s proposed measures impacting the citizens of Jacksonville.
Ballot Title: Measure 15-142

State law allows operation of licensed recreational marijuana producers, processors,
wholesalers and retailers. State law provides that a city council may adopt an ordinance to
be referred to the voters to prohibit the establishment of any of those licensed activities.
Approval of this measure would prohibit the establishment and operation of licensed
recreational marijuana producers, processors, wholesalers and retailers within the area
subject to the jurisdiction of the City of Jacksonville.
If this measure is approved, the city will be ineligible to receive distributions of
state marijuana tax revenues and will be unable to impose a local tax or fee on the
production, processing or sale of marijuana or any product into which marijuana has been
The Jacksonville Review strongly encourages a YES vote on this measure.

Ballot Title: Measure 15-143

State law allows operation of registered medical marijuana processors and registered
medical marijuana dispensaries. State law provides that a city council may adopt an
ordinance to be referred to the voters to prohibit the establishment of either or both of those
registered activities.
Approval of this measure would prohibit the establishment and operation of medical
marijuana processors and medical marijuana dispensaries within the area subject to the
jurisdiction of the City of Jacksonville.
If this measure is approved, the city will be ineligible to receive distributions of
state marijuana tax revenues and will be unable to impose a local tax or fee on the
production, processing or sale of marijuana or any product into which marijuana has been
The Jacksonville Review strongly encourages a YES vote on this measure.


If approved this measure would adopt a new Charter for the City of Jacksonville. The
Charter is the basic document governing how a city government functions. The City of
Jacksonville’s current Charter was adopted in 1953. Some of the provisions and language
in the Charter are outdated. The proposed Charter would keep several provisions of the
existing Charter, such as the number of Council members, residency requirements, and
the term of Mayor and Council. Adoption of the proposed Charter would include the
following revisions: allows the City to borrow funds consistent with State law, rather
than being limited by an historic amount; allows the City Council to set forth the duties of
the City Administrator, Recorder, Finance Director and Municipal Judge by Ordinance
allowing flexibility without seeking Charter amendment; uses simplified language with
the intention of making the Charter more understandable and clarifies the actions taken
by the Council in its legislative, administrative, and quasi-judicial capacity. A copy of the
proposed Charter is available at www.jacksonville.or.us and at City Hall.
The Jacksonville Review encourages a YES vote on this measure.



Ten Reasons Why Real Estate
is a Superior Investment


o you have enough for
retirement? Financial planners
usually use the “25 Times
Rule” to determine how much a portfolio
should be worth for someone
to safely retire. If you need
$50,000 a year to live on
when you retire, then,
using the “25 Times Rule”
you should have $1,250,000
in stocks, bonds and mutual
funds. Then, at retirement,
financial planners begin
liquidating these assets using
a “4-Percent Rule,” which simply
means they liquidate 4 percent of the
portfolio each year until it is down to
zero after 25 years. If you retire at 65,
you better hope you don’t live past 90 or
you’ll be broke.
Compared to investors who rely
on the stock market to accumulate
assets for their retirement, real estate
investments take a different approach.
If you accumulate $2,800,000 in incomeproducing real estate, it will pay $50,000 a
year in income and continue to appreciate
in value over the years, not only covering
you indefinitely but also leaving you
something to pass on to your children.
Here’s the interesting part, it only
takes $700,000 in investment capital
to accumulate $2,800,000 in real estate
assets. By comparison, it takes about
$900,000 in stock investments to achieve
a $50,000 per year annual income,
assuming that during 30 years of
investing both types of investments yield
a 4 percent return.
Real Estate has many advantages over
investing in stocks, bonds or mutual
funds. Real estate offers predictable cash
flow; it appreciates in value, thus keeping
up with inflation; it provides a higher
return because of positive leverage; and
it offers equity growth through debt
reduction. During retirement, real estate
is a self-sustaining asset while stocks are
a self-liquidating asset. Which would you
prefer, a self-sustaining asset or a selfliquidating asset?
Ten reasons to invest in real estate:
1. Real estate has a predictable
cash flow—Cash flow is the net
spendable income derived from
the investment after all operating
expenses and mortgage payments
have been made. A good real estate
investment should provide you with
6% or greater cash flow.
2. Real estate appreciates in value—
Since 1968, appreciation levels for
real estate have been 6 percent
per year, including during the
downturn in the economy beginning
in 2007, according to the National
Association of Realtors.
3. Real estate can be leveraged—The
most important advantage of real
estate investing is LEVERAGE!
It is the use of borrowed capital
to increase the potential return
of an investment. In real estate
transactions, leverage occurs when
a mortgage is used to reduce the
amount of investor capital required
to purchase a property. The annual
return on a $200,000 property with
a $20,000 net cash flow purchased
with cash is 10 percent. If 75% of
the money required to purchase the
property is borrowed, even factoring
in the cost of making the mortgage
payment, the annual return
more than doubles to 22 percent
(assuming a loan of $150,000 is
amortized over 30 years at 5 percent
Once you have built up an equity
position in an investment property,
you can leverage that investment
for cash in one of two ways: Secure

a second loan against the increased
equity or refinance the original loan
amount plus the increased equity.
4. Real estate provides equity
buildup—Most real estate is
purchased with a small down
payment with the balance of the
money being provided through
debt financing from a lender.
Over time, the principal amount
of the mortgage is paid down,
slowly at first, and then more
rapidly toward the end of
the amortization period. This
principal reduction builds equity.
5. Real estate is improvable—One
of the most unique and attractive
advantages of real estate is that it is
improvable. Because real estate is a
tangible asset made of wood, brick,
concrete and glass, you can improve
the value of any property with some
“elbow grease” and “sweat equity.”
Whether the repairs are structural
or cosmetic, do-it-yourself or hire
someone, the principle is the same.
6. Real estate coincides with
retirement—When real estate is
purchased, the cash flow is lower
and the principal reduction on the
mortgage is less. Over time the
mortgage is paid down, or paid
off, and the cash flow increases. In
some respects, it’s a forced savings
program, yielding a greater amount
as time goes by which is a perfect
investment for retirement as it
increases in cash flow down the road.
7. Real estate is tax deductable—Tax
codes allows various deductions
for the normal expenses incurred in
owning real estate, such as property
upkeep, maintenance, improvements
and even the interest paid on the
mortgage. The deductions can offset
income and reduce your overall taxes.
8. Real estate is depreciable—
Depreciation is a non-cash
expense permitted by tax code
that depreciates in value of your
investment property over time.
However, the value of your
investment property actually
appreciates. The depreciation
deduction allows a real estate
investor to generate a larger positive
cash flow while reporting a lower
income for tax purposes. This
creates a higher return than you may
initially realize.
9. Real estate has a lower tax rate—If
your investment property is sold
after a year, the gain is subject
to capital gains tax rates which,
depending upon your individual
tax bracket is generally 15% or 20%
which is usually less than one’s
personal tax bracket.
10. Real estate gains are deferrable—
Our tax code, under a 1031 exchange,
permits the gain on the sale of an
investment property to be transferred
from the property being sold to a
new property being purchased, hence
deferring the payment of any tax on
the sale of the property.
There is one final advantage to a real
estate investment—it is understandable
and easy for most everyone. It’s easy to
purchase, it’s easy to finance and there
are no insurmountable financial barriers
to enter. It’s easy for most investors to
improve their properties and it’s easy to
use the tax advantages. While Wall Street is
becoming more and more of a mystery and
becoming the game of financiers, real estate
investing is looking better and better.
Graham Farran is a broker with Expert
Properties, located at 620 N. 5th Street in
Jacksonville. Please see their ad on the back
cover and contact them at 541-899-2030 or
online at www.expertprops.com.

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Friday & Saturday, October 21 & 22 and Friday & Saturday, October 28 & 29

Jacksonville Art Events
October 2016
Art Presence Art Center
Gallerie Carnevale

September 30–October 30: Art
Presence’s annual October
Creative Challenge has yielded
an amazing exhibition of
artworks by Rogue Valley artists
in their 2016 “Gallerie
Carnevale” theme! Visit the
gallery and welcome the
Gallerie Carnevale guest artists
during a festive “Big Top”
reception on Saturday, October
1, from 1–4pm. Enjoy an
afternoon of food, fun and
activities. There will be a
balloon man, you can decorate
and assemble your own
pinwheel, and put your head in
our “Carnevale” photo-op to have your picture taken.

Life Drawing Studio

Join fellow artists to hone your live figure
drawing skills by drawing professional
models every Monday from 1–3 PM. Still
only $10/session.

Art Presence Offsite Exhibits

Pioneer Village: Watercolors by Judith
Ghetti Ommen
Exhibit of watercolor and mixed media paintings runs
through December.

Jacksonville Library: Abstract Paintings by Patrick Beste
Exhibit of acrylic paintings in the Naversen Room now
through December. More paintings at besteart.net
Medford Library: Watercolors by Linda Abblett
Exhibit of watercolor paintings now through December.
More paintings at lindaabblettwatercolors.com

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

GoodBean Coffee
October 1–31: Pegi

Pegi Smith is a beloved and
avidly collected artist
whose “Dreamscapes” in
acrylic arise from a vibrant
dream life. In them, we see
a depth of compassion,
emotional intelligence, a
love for life and the
creatures with whom we
share the earth, and a
sublime ability to communicate with loving creativity and
pure beauty those things of the Spirit so difficult to put
into words. We are proud to finally present her paintings
in the cafe in this long-anticipated show of large acrylic
paintings on canvas. See more at pegismith.com
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South Stage Cellars

Now–November 9:
“Take Heart” ~ Painted
Poems by Anna Elkins

Jacksonville artist Anna Elkins
shows her new series of
painted poems celebrating the
art of encouragement and the
many shapes of the heart.
Enjoy live music, fine wine &
complimentary hors d'oeuvres
at the reception on Saturday,
October 8, 5:30-8 pm. 10% of
all sales completed during the
reception will benefit The
Studio at Living Opportunities. See more of Anna’s work:

Tours run from 6:00-9:15pm, departing every 15 minutes. Tickets are $10 and are available online at JacksonvilleOregon.com—and at
the Visitor Information Center, open 10:00am-3:00pm daily. These tours are a fundraiser for the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce.

OCTOBER 2016 Events Calender • More at JacksonvilleReview.com
• Last Tuesday of the month, 11:00am-Noon:
Live Music at Food & Friends. Meals
$2.75 for Seniors 60 and over. S. Oregon Street next to
GoodBean. Call 541-899-7492 for information.
• Fridays, 5:00-8:00pm: LIVE MUSIC NIGHT AT
• Saturdays: saturday mornings at
shooting star nursery. See schedule p 27
• Sundays, last day of the season is October 16,
10:00am-2:00pm: jacksonville farmers
market, New City Offices Grounds. p 6

• Saturday, October 1, 9:00am-noon: cemetery
community clean-up day, Jacksonville
Historic Cemetery. p 39
• Friday-Sunday, October 7-9, 14-16, & 21-23: THE
"Spoon River Anthology," a fundraiser
for Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery. Article & ad p 39
• Friday & Saturday, October 7 & 8, 6:00, 6:15, 6:30,
6:45 & 7:00pm: jacksonville haunted
history TOURS. One hour walk leaves from
Visitors Center at Oregon & C Streets. Reservations at
541-245-3650 or info@historicjacksonville.org. p 38
• Saturday & Sunday, October 8 & 9, 11:00am4:00pm: 6th-Annual Scarecrow
Festival AT HANLEY FARM. p 37
• Sunday, October 9, 6:00pm: Applegate
Trails Association’s annual
fundraiser "The Call of the Wild,"
at Pacifica, 14615 Water Gap Road, Williams. p 32
• Thursday, October 13, 5:30-7:30pm:
Jacksonville Fire Department
2016 Fire Prevention open house,
Jacksonville Fire Station, 180 N 3rd Street. p 28



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• Friday, October 14, 7:00pm: movie night
double feature at old city hall,
"The Dark Horse" and "A Stranger in Town." p 23
• Saturday, October 15, 10:00am-3:00pm: Apple
tasting & Fall Celebration, at
Shooting Star Nursery. p 27
• Saturday & Sunday, October 15 & 16, 11:00am3:00pm: "Victorian Mourning
Customs" at beekman house. p 38
• Sunday, October 16, 7:00pm-9:00pm: H aunted
F ield Walk AT H A N L E Y FA R M . Also on
October 22 & 23. p 37
• Friday & Saturday, October 21 & 22 and Friday &
Saturday, October 28 & 29: JACKSONVILLE'S
6:00-9:15pm, departing every 15 minutes. Tickets are
$10 and are available online at JacksonvilleOregon.com
and in the Visitor Information Center, open 10:00am3:00pm daily. See Chamber Chat. p 14
• Saturday, October 22, 10:30am-1:30pm: open
farm day at sanctuary one. Please
RSVP to info@sanctuaryone.com. p 35
• Saturday, October 22, 6:00pm: a taste of
Scotland fundraiser, in the US Bank
Ballroom in Jacksonville. A fundraiser to help send
the Jefferson Pipe Band to the World Pipe Band
Championships. p 16
• Saturday, October 29, noon-4:00pm: ANNUAL
• Saturday, October 29, noon-2:00 pm:
Jacksonville's Downtown
Merchant Halloween Promenade.
• Sunday, October 30, noon-5:00pm: Daisy
creek vineyard Halloween
celebration. p 13

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GRANTS PASS: Oct. 23 · 3 pm
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Jacksonville FREE Movie Night
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Friday – Oct 14

Just in time for the election:
A riotous political comedy!


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Important Social Security and Medicare Timelines
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hen can you sign up for
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Why do you sign up for Medicare
through the Social Security system? What
are some of the most important dates
along the timeline as we are approaching
the retirement years of our lives?
In previous articles, we’ve discussed
how Social Security is a lifelong
income stream and foundation of your
retirement income plan. Social Security
eligibility and benefits can begin as early
as age 62. Medicare, however, begins at
age 65.
If you have delayed receiving your
Social Security retirement benefits, and
are not receiving benefits when you
turn 65, you will need to contact Social
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A and Part B. You should do this three
months before the month you turn 65.
If you have elected to receive benefits
from Social Security early, (between
ages 62 to 65) you will automatically get
Medicare Part A and Part B starting the
first of the month you turn 65. You will
usually receive your Medicare card three
months before your 65th birthday. The Part
B premium (currently $121.80 for those
new to Medicare) will be withheld from
your Social Security check each month.
Other important dates along the
‘approaching retirement’ timeline:
• Age 59 ½ is the age that withdrawals
from Qualified retirement accounts
(IRA, 401k, 403b) can begin without
Federal early withdrawal tax penalty
• Age 70 ½ is the age that the IRS
requires you to take Required

Minimum Distributions (RMDs)
from your IRA and 401k accounts
Also, the annual election period
(October 15-December 7) is the period
of time when changes can be made to
Medicare Prescription Drug Plans and
Medicare Advantage Plans.
The elements of Social Security,
Medicare and Retirement Income
Planning should work together to build
a successful retirement. Our goal is to
help our clients understand and build
a coordinated, comprehensive plan.
We invite you to contact us for a noobligation review of your Medicare /
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Keeping Animals


by Sandy J. Brown

et restrictions are generally
associated with rentals; however,
homeowners also have animal
restrictions, depending on the type of
animal and where the property is located.
If you're looking to buy a condominium
or in a planned subdivision (frequently
called planned unit development or
PUD), be prepared for rules. Lots of
rules, covering everything from how
many pets you can have, what type, to
what color you can paint the doghouse.
These rules can be found in a
document called the development's
"Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions"
(CC&Rs); the bylaws or declarations of
a condominium
or homeowners'
association. They
often forbid or
strictly limit
the number of
animals that
can have, and
there is little you
can do to get
around them. If
a homeowner
violates a “no
pets rule,” the governing body can get a
court order that prohibits the homeowner
from keeping the pet.
But even homeowners who purchase
property outside of a development
with CC&Rs are also subject to animal
regulations, though not typically to the
same extent.
Within the City of Jacksonville, pets
are generally regulated through the city’s
noise ordinance. The noise ordinance
prohibits animals from becoming a
nuisance to neighbors. Jacksonville
does allow the keeping of farm animals
in some residential zone districts. The
regulations vary depending on the zone
district so be sure to check with the
City of Jacksonville prior to purchasing
property if you want to own farm
animals. Generally, two domesticated
farm animals are allowed, provided that
the lot is at least three acres; however,
one additional animal may be kept for
each acre over three acres. The area
where the animals are confined is not
allowed to be located closer than 125 feet

to a home on any adjacent property; and
barns, stables and other buildings and
structures to house the animals cannot
be located closer than 50 feet to any
property line.
In addition, the possession of
domesticated animals less than 100
pounds is allowed provided that any area
of confinement is not located closer than
10 feet to any property line and 30 feet to
a home on any adjoining property. The
weight limitation does not apply to dogs.
In Jackson County, (outside of the
Jacksonville City limits) the regulations
primarily apply to farm animals which
are considered an agricultural use and
are allowed
in all zone
districts. There
are limitations,
animals, (such
as cows, horses,
mules, donkeys,
llamas, etc.) are
allowed at one
animal per acre.
A single large
animal may not
be kept on a parcel smaller than 30,000
square feet in size; except in the White
City Urban Residential Districts where
large animals are not permitted. Smaller
animals, (alpacas, sheep, goats, and
miniature horses) are allowed at three per
acre. Poultry are allowed at 20 per acre
(except roosters and peafowl in the White
City Urban Residential Districts).
Intensive animal keeping, (having
more than the number of animals over
nine months in age specified above) is
allowed in farm and forest and certain
other zone districts.
This article provides a summary of
animal keeping regulations; be sure to
check with the appropriate Planning
Department prior to purchasing property
if you want to keep animals to find out
the specific limitations.
Sandy J. Brown, lives in Jacksonville and is
a real estate broker and land use planner with
Western Properties of Southern Oregon, LLC.
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Building the Future
by Brad Bennington, Executive Officer
Southern Oregon Builders Association
In 1965, local builders got together
and talked about the future of housing.
At the time, Oregon didn’t even have a
building code, (and wouldn’t until 1974)
let alone a planning code. Just about
anyone could build just about anything,
just about anywhere, with any materials
they could find. It’s a testimony to the
craftsmanship of those early builders that
we have as many serviceable buildings
as we do from those days of “anything
goes” construction. Local builders looked
ahead and saw that the Rogue Valley was
going to grow, so they created the Home
Builders Association of Jackson County
to provide the critical organizational
framework for the expansion they knew
would surely come.
For over 50 years, the Home Builders
Association of Jackson County (HBAJC)
has served our local residential
construction industry. Your HBAJC
is one of the main reasons that home
construction in Southern Oregon is safe,

comfortable and sustainable today. In
recent years, we have also been working
with commercial construction to keep up
with changing times and the regulatory
zeal of our legislators. In 2015, we
realized that our work and our reach
had outgrown our original mission. We
needed a new plan and a new name
that recognized the expansion of our
services to commercial construction and
their partners, designed to fill that need.
This August, the HBAJC became the
Southern Oregon Builders Association.
SOBA is now your primary source for
construction-related education, advocacy
and policy in Southern Oregon.
No one knows what the next 50 years
may bring, but we do know that SOBA
will continue to work towards building
a safe, affordable and sustainable
community for all of us.
For more information, check-out our
website at www.sobuilds.com.

Next Medford Food Project
Jacksonville Pickup Day:
Saturday, October 8th

SOBA Members, along with Representative Sal Esquivel come together to thank
Congressman Greg Walden for his legislative work on tough housing issues.

Working for Affordable Housing

We hear a lot today about affordable housing, the term seems like an oxymoron.
What happened to make something so necessary, so expensive? When it comes to
housing there are so many factors; a host of which the average consumer has no idea.
There are enough laws, regulations, permits, fees and building codes to sink a ship.
Home ownership, that is. Regulations and fees (which change continuously); are
imposed by every level of government and jurisdiction. Furthermore, the cost of
real estate, materials, products and labor has been in a constant state of flux.
But there are soldiers on your side fighting for reasonable rules. Recently the
National Association of Home Builders awarded Congressman Greg Walden the
prestigious 2016 Defender of Housing Award for his legislative leadership toward
safe and affordable housing policy. It is SOBA’s honor to have been selected to
present this award to someone who understands the power of the dream of home
ownership. The world seems to get more complicated everyday and housing is a
big part of that equation. SOBA exists to help our community, our builders and our
next generation enjoy the benefits of wisely managed construction growth.
We educate, advocate and motivate for construction policy that is safe, affordable
and sustainable. We would love for you to join us as we build our future together.

(Always the 2nd Saturday of even-numbered months.)
Please contact Jerrine Rowley at 541-702-2223 or
Faye Haynes at 541-324-1298 if you have any questions or wish to
become involved with the Food Project in Jacksonville!



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Symposium Set to Fuel Winter
Gardening Dreams
“Anyone who thinks gardening begins in the spring and ends in fall is missing the best part
of the whole year, for gardening begins in January with the dream.”
~ Josephine Nuese, “The Country Garden,” 1970


or some gardeners, wintertime
means growing cold weather
crops or enriching garden
soil with cover crops. For many other
gardeners, however, the months
between November and February are for
dreaming of their next vegetable, herb
and flower gardens—always better than
last year’s!
That’s why Rogue Valley gardeners
are truly fortunate that the Jackson
County Master Gardener Association
hosts an annual gardening symposium
on the first Saturday of November to help
fuel winter gardening dreams with new
ideas and gardening techniques.
This year the Winter Dreams/
Summer Gardens Symposium will
take place from 9:00am to 4:30pm on
Saturday, November 5 at the RCC/SOU
Higher Education Center in downtown
Medford. Cost of the event is $45, which
includes lunch, or $50 at the door. To see
all of the class descriptions and to register
in advance (always recommended),
visit the JCMGA website at www.
I’m excited about this year’s symposium.
Although I’ve participated for several
years, there are many new classes for 2016
that will make it difficult for me to choose
just one to attend during each of the four
sessions. I’ll also need to make time to visit
the Seed Swap and Northwest Nature Shop
in between classes.
Included in the lineup this year is a
focus on soil, beginning with a keynote
presentation from James Cassidy, a
soil science professor at Oregon State
University. Cassidy’s expert knowledge
and entertaining style have made his
soil classes hugely popular among OSU
students. Other presenters will continue
the topic of soil, including Kristin
Ohlson, author of “The Soil Will Save
Us,” and OSU Extension Service soil
experts Rhianna Simes and Scott Goode,
who will lead beginning and advanced
Soil Alchemy classes.
Additional themes among class
offerings include: how to successfully
grow a variety of edible crops and
ornamental plants in our local climate;
how to attract pollinators and beneficial
insects to our gardens (and how to safely
rid our gardens of insect pests); how to
preserve harvests; and garden design
techniques geared toward a wide range
of garden sizes and purposes.
I think gardeners relish growing our
own food and flowers because doing so,
even in small suburban or urban spaces,
connects us to the natural world. All of

the symposium classes address building
healthy relationships with nature in
one way or another. A few examples
include classes on: urban homesteading,
ecological gardening, seed saving,
propagating from seeds and vegetative
cuttings, sustainable garden design,
bokashi composting, and landscape
irrigation techniques to conserve water.
While we’re practicing responsible
stewardship through our gardening, we
must also take care of ourselves. The “Strong
Gardener” class, presented by Rogue
Valley physical therapist Jeremy Brady, will
address common physical ailments among
gardeners and provide tips for keeping our
bodies healthy and flexible.
I hope I’ve enticed you to continue
learning about gardening by participating
in the 2016 Winter Dreams/Summer
Gardens Symposium. There’s something
for everyone—beginning classes for those
who are new to gardening or to the Rogue
Valley, as well as more advanced classes for
experienced gardeners. Master Gardeners
can earn re-certification credits from the
OSU Extension Service for all classes,
and professionals can earn continuing
education hours from the Landscape
Contractors Licensing Board. Importantly,
it’s also a wonderful opportunity to hang
out with other gardeners and talk about
our mutual passion.
One of my favorite English poets,
William Blake (1757-1827) advised, “In
seed time teach, in harvest time learn,
in winter enjoy.” At the Winter Dreams/
Summer Gardens Symposium, it all
happens at the same time. See you there!
Rhonda Nowak is a member of the Jackson
County Master Gardener Association and
teaches English Composition at RCC. Read
more on gardening in her Literary Gardener
column on Sundays in the Mail Tribune and
on her blog at http://blogs.esouthernoregon.

Coming up in October at the Southern
Oregon Research and Extension Center,
569 Hanley Road, Central Point:
• No-Till Gardening
October 4, 3:00-5:00 pm
$10; free for Master Gardeners
• Native Plants for Year-Round Interest
October 11, 6:00-8:00 pm
$10; free for Master Gardeners

For more information, please visit

Clothing Skeletons in Your Closet?
by Christin Sherbourne of Efficiency by Design

130 South 3rd St.
541 702-2555


Does your closet give you a feeling
of joy and tranquility? Is it easy to find
exactly what you are looking for? Well
if you answered “yes,” then read no
further. However, if you answered “no,”
then you are among a strong group of
fellow “skeletons in the closet” crew.
Don’t let those skeletons get you down!
They can easily be tagged and bagged by
following some of these easy steps. When
organizing someone’s closet, some of my
main go-to's include:
1. Slim-line hangers, as they are more
visually appealing and space-saving.
2. Group like clothing items together
and color block them.
3. Hang as many items as possible and
look for any nooks and crannies in your
closet that can pose as possible storage.

4. Those items that can't be hung, store
in an eye-appealing fashion e.g.,
display shoes and closet baskets.
5. Change-out seasonal items (sandals
and flip-flops to bulky sweaters and
When doing so, use that time to
evaluate your closet. What have you
worn? What haven’t you worn in the last
year? Is it damaged? Assess and then
purge what should be purged. With those
5 steps, the skeletons should be gone in
no time!
Christin Sherbourne is the owner
of Efficiency by Design, Professional
Organization by Christin Sherbourne.
She can be reached at at 541-973-7678
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Saturday Mornings at
Shooting Star Nursery

All classes begin at 10:00am and are located at the nursery unless indicated otherwise, space
is limited so please be sure to register on our website: www.roguevalleynursery.com/class.
A minimum of 8 attendees is needed for a class, otherwise the class may be canceled. During
classes there will also be a sandbox, treasure hunt, coffee, and refreshments (children are still
under parents supervision). *Denotes kid-friendly class, bring your age-appropriate child for no
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*Drought Tolerant Display Garden
Tour, October 1st, 10:00am—Our display
gardens have had a year or two to get
started and there is a lot to see. Come
get a personal tour of our gardens and
learn about some of our favorites, both
common and rare. It's a great chance to
get an up-close view of what your waterwise yard could look like after a a few
seasons. Registration fee $5.
*Masses of Grasses, October 8th,
10:00am—Don’t know where to start when
it comes to ornamental grasses? There are
so many varieties and sizes to choose from
but that’s what makes them so useful.
Besides adding texture, movement, and
color to the garden they are also usually
deer resistant and many are droughttolerant. Come learn about the best grass
options for our area, as we have the most
diverse selection of grasses the Rogue
Valley has to offer! We will also show you
how to care for them, from evergreen
to deciduous types. Landscapers: this
class qualifies for 2 hours of CEH credit.
Registration fee $10. All ornamental grasses
20% off October 7th and 8th only with
minimum $50 purchase.
*Apple tasting and Fall Celebration!,
October 15th, 10:00am-3:00pm—Join us
for music, apple cider and other goodies
to celebrate the arrival of local apples
and fall weather! We will have a selection
of apple varieties straight from the farm
to taste and help you determine which
variety you might like to try in your own
yard. We will have potted fruit trees
for sale or you can put in an order for a
bare root fruit tree in the spring. Apple
cider, locally-made baked goods by Chef
Kristen, and fresh coffee will be available
for free to our wonderful customers.

Make a day of it and enjoy tasty tacos
from ‘Word on the Street’ taco truck and
freshly-baked ice cream sandwiches.
Rogue Valley Farm to School will be here
with fun, seasonal activities for the kids
and everybody will have a ball dancing
to live music by bluesman, Doug Warner.
Free, no registration fee. Bring the kids
and come celebrate with us! But please
register so we know how many are
coming. All fruit trees and shrubs 10% off
October 14th and 15th only.
'This is Not the Pacific Northwest!’
at Winter Dreams/Summer Gardens
Symposium, November 5th at RCC—Our
Rogue Valley has its own unique climate
and many microclimates , so we cannot
plant our gardens like it is the Pacific NW
or southern California. Christie Mackison,
co-owner and landscape designer at
Shooting Star Nursery will show you some
live plants to inspire you in your garden.
Landscapers: this class qualifies for 2 hours
of CEH credit. Please register for this class
through the Master Gardener’s website, http://
'Sustainable Design’ at Winter Dreams/
Summer Gardens Symposium, November
5th at RCC—From design basics and plant
selection, to irrigation and maintenance
practices—learn how to create gardens
that are regionally appropriate and
sustainable for the environment and
your lifestyle. Our fellow plant nerd and
landscape designer, Bonni Criswell, will be
teaching this inspiring class. Landscapers:
this class qualifies for 2 hours of CEH
credit Please register for this class through
the Master Gardener’s website. http://www.

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News from Jacksonville Elementary School

acksonville Elementary School is
off to a great start for the 2016-2017
academic year!
Jacksonville Pioneers begin the year
with our new principal, Fred Kondziela.
Mr. Kondziela comes from Hedrick
Middle School where he has served the
last five years as Assistant Principal and
Athletic Director. This will be his 20th
year in education, ten of which were
spent as a high school science teacher. He
also taught at Crater High School, Eagle
On October 7th, Jacksonville students
Point Middle School and was Dean of
will run their best at the annual Jog-aStudents at McLoughlin Middle School.
Thon. Students raise pledges for each
Fred and his wife, Robyn,
lap around the track
are both educators and
and compete for prizes
have three children in the
for the most laps run,
Medford School District,
most money raised and
including one student at
classes with the highest
Jacksonville Elementary.
participation. The Jog-aHe loves sports, spending
Thon is the largest PTO
time on the river and
fundraiser each year and
looks forward to a great
helps fund enriching
year with our Jacksonville
student activities such
as the Harvest Carnival,
Jacksonville’s 4th Grade
Writers’ Festival, Art
Teacher Anna Meunier
Program, Art Exhibit,
hosted visitors from Gifu
Science Fair, field
University in Japan in
trips, and playground
September. Mrs. Meunier
has previously won
Mark your calendars
awards as Oregon History
for the annual Harvest
Principal Fred Kondziela
Teacher of the Year as well
Carnival on Friday,
as Oregon Outstanding Social Studies
October 28th from 4:00-7:00pm. This is a
Educator. The researchers came to study
great family event with carnival games,
Mrs. Meunier’s curriculum that teaches
face painting, cakewalk, food, prizes, a
empathy through history. Our Pioneers
jumpy house, costumes and more. We
are lucky to have her!
hope to see you there!

130 N. 4th St.,

Open Daily 10am - 5pm
Jewelry, Fine
Antiques, etc.

Margaret Barnes, Pickety Place Antiques
Granny Squares:
a Favorite Collectible


extiles have always been a big
draw for me at estate sales
and auctions, where I will buy
vintage textiles every time. If it’s not
the antique handmade, hand-quilted
quilts, it’s the vintage crochet blankets. I
especially love the colorful
“Granny Squares” blankets,
the old ones from the
1920’s and 1930’s. You can
see the expert handwork of
the “Granny” that sat in her
chair and added scraps and
pieces of old or new yarn
to create a work of art. On
the practical side, she was
actually just trying simply
to keep her family warm.
The 1930’s was a time of
wasting nothing. Every unraveling knit
sweater or blanket was reworked and
renewed. The beauty of the blankets of
that time is unparalleled. The wool used
was mostly home spun and home dyed.
Women traded their skills and wares
amongst themselves in their communities
as yarn making was not something
everyone could or wanted to do.
The vibrant colors of the time remain
just as vibrant today. The small wool
square, typically 4”, was chain stitched
in a round direction. The designs
were floral or geometric, with color
combinations at the whim of the maker.
Nearly every home had the lovely,
heavy blankets added to their bed in the
cool of the autumn. Many were used as
warming blankets in automobiles before
heaters were a standard feature.
The smallness of the square made it
possible for women to carry their work
with them and complete several in a day.
They were then crocheted onto the body of
the blanket to make it as large as desired.

The 1960’s and 1970’s found the
Granny Squares blankets worn-out and
overused. Crafty, frugal women took
these same blankets and reworked them
into beautiful vests, skirts, shawls, pillow
covers, and a variety of other useful
items. A whole new
generation grew up
appreciating the simple
beauty that could
be created with the
crochet chain stitch.
The blankets that
survived, usually
having lived most of
their lives in cedar
chests or attics are
finding their way into
the world of vintage
collectors. Their folk art nature make
each unique, and each has their own
stories to tell. Having picked one up
at the recent town yard sale, I learned
of a woman who lived in Northern
Washington, off-grid, who made the
blanket I purchased for the woman
whom I purchased it from. It’s difficult
to part with an item that holds dear and
wonderful memories. We must, and we
do keep the world around us moving
through our trading back and forth of
“the good stuff.”
The wool of the old blankets may even
still have lanolin in them. To care for
your blanket, they may be washed in the
washing machine on a gentle cycle in
COLD water. Air drying is best but if you
must use the dryer, use a very cool, gentle
setting as wool will shrink with heat.
Pickety Place has a few Granny Square
blankets and several old quilts for you to
cozy-up with this autumn. See you there.
Margaret Barnes is an owner of Pickety Place
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ctober is the month when the
weather finally begins to really
get chilly, the month where
ghosts and fairies come to life, and the
month that gives you a stomach ache at
the start of November. Yes, October is
here again. The month long-anticipated
by children of scares, spookiness, magic
and candy. The month where jack-olanterns find their grins, and black cats
take on a new meaning. Jacksonville
homes come to life in decorations, and
candy hides in a bowl behind every door.
I like the month of October, because
that means Halloween decorations
come out from lurking in the attic, and
the biting wind makes eating a piece
of candy a little bit sweeter. Personally,
I really enjoy October and Halloween,
because it helps transport me back into
the days when tiaras, glass slippers,
mermaid tails and princess dresses
were the only things I wore around the
house. It brings back fond memories of
mom and dad holding my hand as we
trick-or-treated, and of the fun games we
would play at school before the longawaited night and at our church’s harvest
I also like the month of October simply
because of the weather. It makes you
feel so cozy snuggled up underneath a

blanket reading a good book or watching
TV. I also enjoy watching as the vibrant
green leaves of summer give way to
fiery reds, passionate oranges, and calm
browns. Then, the leaves are swept
from their mother tree in search of an
adventure, to be raked up and then
jumped in by children, to be stepped-on
to hear the crackle on the way up from
the bus stop.
Whether you are dreading the cold
weather, or if this is the season you most
enjoy, please take time to jump back in
time. To the days when leaf piles called
for a jumping contest and to the days
when anything was a possibility on the
eve of Halloween.
Janessa Joke:
Why is an eyeball such a bad teacher?
It only has one pupil!
Ashleigh Lu
Scheuneman lives in the
Jacksonville hills with her
mother, father, and two
sisters. She is 14-yearsold and will be in high
school this fall. When she
grows-up, she would like
to be a published author.

Jacksonville Fire Station Open House
The Jacksonville Fire Department will be hosting their 2016 Fire Prevention
week open house on Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 5:30-7:30pm
at the Fire Station on 180 N 3rd Street.
Free hot dogs, safety tips, games for the kids—and sparky the fire dog!


Sensational Seniors
by Mike McClain

Russ and Margaret Lyon Enjoying
a Third Career and Aging Well


ecause Jacksonville is replete
with “Sensational Seniors,” I
only needed to walk to the end of
Shafer Lane to interview my good friends
and neighbors, Russ and Margaret Lyon,
of the well-known Daisy Creek Vineyard,
for this column.
Their life story is one
of determination and
overcoming obstacles,
while maintaining
a finely-tuned sense
of humor. The fact
that Russ, at 83, and
Margaret, at 79, are
both in their third
careers is inspirational
in itself, but how they
have gone about these
careers is even more
Russ and Margaret
were born and raised
in Colorado; Russ on
a 7,400-foot elevation
ranch out of Golden,
while Margaret hailed
from Wray. Russ was a standout baseball
player and honor student at Wheatridge
High School before matriculating to
Colorado A&M, (now Colorado State)
where he majored in Biology, played
baseball and had a college deferment
from the service. Margaret, after
attending school for twelve years in
Wray, headed off to the University of
Colorado and majored in English and
French. Margaret was in a sorority at the
University, and one of her sorority sisters
was a cousin of another student, Robert
Redford. Margaret remembers that the
sorority sister was constantly trying to
get “Robbie” a date, but his short stature
was a deterrent.
A week after Russ’s graduation, he
received his draft notice but, rather than
be drafted into the Army, he joined the
Navy and, as he remembers, “The local
draft board was livid about this, because I
had received a college deferment for four
years and they thought I owed it to them
to go into the Army.” When asked how
a Colorado boy ended up in the Navy,
Russ replied, “I was always fascinated
with the ocean even though I’d only seen
the Pacific once, and I was not interested
in digging trenches and fox holes.” So, he
started his first career in the Navy and as
he says, “I got in the Navy and loved it so
much, I stayed.”
While in Boot Camp, young Lyon was
asked if he might be interested in the
Officer Candidates School, since he was
older than most of the enlistees and had
a college degree. This encounter began
a 23-year Navy career. Margaret, four
years younger than Russ, finished her
degree and headed off to Bellingham,
WA to teach high school French. During
Christmas break, she attended the
wedding of her best friend from college
and here met the Best Man who was home
on leave. You can still see the twinkle
in their eyes when they talk about this
fortuitous meeting, for seven months later
they were married and recently celebrated
their 56th wedding anniversary.
To this union two children were born,
Michael and Jennifer and, because Russ
was away a good deal, Margaret settled
in Colorado Springs to raise the children.
Margaret also realized that teaching
was not for her, so she went back to
school and earned her medical records
certificate and ended-up working for an
urologist in Colorado Springs.
Russ had many different naval
assignments, but says his best was
the eight years spent at the Air Force
Academy as the Navy liaison officer.
Since each of the service academies has a
representative on campus from the other

service branches, the purpose of this was
“for each senior in the Academy to know
what the other services did and how they
were all part of the United States military.”
After a serious water skiing accident
in 1978, after total rehab, after passing
all the physical
numerous times
and after a
recommendation by
the Navy that he be
allowed to return to
his Navy Commander
position, the request
was denied at the
federal level. If you
want to get Russ fired
up, ask him about the
Carter administration.
But, rather than
focusing on this
disappointment, Russ
decided to make the
best of a bad deal and
used the GI Bill to go
back to college where
he eventually received a Master’s degree
in Guidance and Counseling and a
Doctorate in College Administration from
the University of Northern Colorado.
This ushered in his second career
which started at Arapaho Community
College where he served until 1984 as
the Director of Admissions and Records.
From there he went to Heald College in
Walnut Creek. Because the intense travel
in the Bay Area and the philosophy of
the college did not fit the Lyon’s lifestyle,
Russ interviewed for a position at the
Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT)
in Klamath Falls. He was hired as the
Director of Admissions at OIT, a position
he held until his second retirement in
1995. Margaret secured a position at
Klamath Radiology, and this became her
all-time favorite job.
Having reached retirement age, the
Lyons’ first thought was to move back
to Colorado, but exploratory trips
to Medford, with its milder climate,
persuaded them to re-locate to Jackson
County. After numerous trips over the
hill, they came across the Daisy Creek
property, put a bid on it on the day it was
listed and bought it a day later. When the
realtor took them to the gate and Russ
looked upon the 23.6 acres of fields, he
said, “This is it.” This move signaled the
start of the Lyons’ third career.
The first order of business was to have
a barn built and then their home, which
they moved into the day after Russ
retired from OIT. After harvesting some
hay crops on their acreage, Russ recalled,
“I always loved peaches from the time
I was a kid in Colorado and had always
thought about being a peach farmer.”
This led to planting 150 peach trees of the
“49er” variety. It took about five years
for them to start producing but then
they were in business. The two of them
hand-picked and individually wrapped
each peach, put one ad in the Mail
Tribune one weekend and suddenly had
a tremendous business. Unfortunately,
after nine years, the peaches developed a
virus, which resulted in the removal of all
trees and the end of peach farming.
All was not lost, however, for in 1997
they met John Guerrero, the winemaker
for Valley View Winery, who convinced
them that the property on the other side
of Daisy Creek would be a good place
to grow grapes. Valley View provided
the expertise, the plants and the support
to move into this new venture. After
growing grapes for a few years, their
interest in winemaking and production
took hold, so they started talking to
other vineyard owners, took classes
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Industrial-strength safety glasses provide much more
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that meet industrial safety lens standards. Of all the
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These lenses should be mounted in special safety
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under heavy impact. Studies show that lenses of more
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heavy grinding and chipping.
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splashes and from some flying particles, but they are
not made for heavy impact. If you are working with
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goggles under the face shield. Use for laboratory work
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Welding goggles and shields contain special
absorptive or filter lenses for protection against welding
rays, sparks or flying particles. Wear when welding or
working around welding.
Sunglasses can protect your eyes against the harmful
rays of the sun. To provide adequate protection sunglasses
should: 1)Block out 99 to 100 percent of both UV-A and
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The lenses in your protective eyewear should
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Excessively scratched, pitted or chipped lenses can lose
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and read everything on winemaking. This was the
birth of Daisy Creek Vineyard where they now grow
and produce seven varietals of wine in the FrenchBordeaux style, many of which are well-known,
award-winning wines. For example, at the recent
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receive three medals for their wines.
At an age when most people are taking it easy, the
Lyons work every day, but, as Margaret relates, “We
made a vow that if we are not having fun, we are going
to quit. We have to validate this from time to time, but
so far we are still having fun.” Russ adds, “I have always
wanted to be active. When my dad retired, he sat down
and watched TV. He just quit and retired from life. That
is not for me.” Margaret, who suffers from what for most
would be debilitating arthritis, says, “You’ve got to keep
moving. My mother went to bed when my father died.
This is not what we are going to do.”

So, on Thursday through Sunday, you can find the
Lyons running their wine tasting patio. On days off,
you’ll find Russ working in the vineyard or tending to
his large garden. Meanwhile, Margaret will be doing
the books, canning and, when possible, playing a
mean hand of bridge. When things slow down in the
winter months, the couple enjoys reading, watching
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Being Human – Getting Real


ho do you think you are?
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recent fast-pack adventure
through the Strawberry
Mt. Wilderness made me
appreciate the well-maintained trail
system of Jacksonville’s parks all the
more. Steeple-chasing through downed
timber on overgrown trails that
disappear into brush fields becomes a
bit work-like. A follow-up trip into Sky
Lakes saw more of the same. So here’s
some good trail news:
Sofie’s Trail in Forest Park is ready for
hikers and runners. But, until the rains
come, the tread will be soft. Therefore, it
would be prudent for users to travel as
much to the inside of the trail as possible.
We anticipate this will be the case well
into fall because the soil types found on
this north aspect of Jackson Ridge tend
toward heavy clay. Even then, because
of the steep slopes and some narrow
areas between trees, the trail may not be
recommended for biking.
The addition of Sofie’s Trail completes
the planned trails in the Jackson Ridge
area of the park. A wonderful midelevation loop is now available from P3
or P5 by traveling up Canyon Falls and
Shade Creek Trail to Claimjumper Trail
and across to Blazer Junction, then along
Sofie’s Trail and down Jackson Creek
to Canyon Vista Trail (to head back to
P5), or on down Jackson Creek to P3.
For folks wanting a bit more climbing in
their hike, Legburner Trail can be used
instead of Claimjumper.
As this piece is being written, the
afternoons are still heating up into the
low 90s. When it is published, one can
hope that fall weather will be fully upon

us. Will there be rain on the fallen bigleafed maple leaves along the canyon
bottoms? Will the omnipresent yellowjackets of a long, dry summer finally calm
down? Maybe the park bears will have
discovered all their nests by then, dug
them up, and feasted on the little pests.
Park users have probably noticed
more jackrabbits in the park this year.
After a couple of years in the ebb of
roller coaster population numbers, their
abundance is noteworthy. And these
long-eared hares attract predators of
the howling type, our old friend, canis
latrans, the dog that sings, i.e., Brother
Coyote. The observant hiker will
find coyote scat throughout the park,
often marked with the unmistakable
burgundy-red manzanita berries.
At the lower end of the park, in the
reservoir area, you’ve probably noticed
some changes to the older trails. Norling
Trail is being re-routed through a
future picnic area near P1, along the
old unofficial “Waterfall Trail.” It will
continue up the face of the old dam and
across the top, staying on the SW side
of Jackson Creek. A new alignment will
move it out of the wetland area near the
old reservoir, keeping hikers’ shoes dry
in the wet season. A new bridge, built
by Reed Hungerford as an Eagle Scout
project, crosses Jackson Creek near the
Norling/ Rail/ Ponderosa Snag Trail
junction. Benches will be added for birdwatching and water music along the creek.
Things change daily in this season
of flux. Please take advantage of these
cooler fall days and enjoy nature in
your backyard.

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The call of the wild inspired the
dream of an Applegate Ridge Trail
seven years ago. Then Josh Weber and
Luke Ruediger, ATA board members,
answered the call to walk the wild
Applegate and see what the trail would
be like. We invite you to Pacifica on
October 9th to see for yourself what
it’s like by viewing the documentary of
their hike, Walking the Wild Applegate, at
its premiere showing.
The Call of the Wild is the Applegate
Trails Association’s annual fundraiser,
held this year at
Pacifica, 14615
Water Gap Road,
Williams. The
festivities will
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as we raise steins
of beer and
glasses of wine
and partake
of food and
baked goodies
all sourced or
donated from
local breweries,
vineyards, farms
and bakeries. We
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favorite, Alice
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The Applegate
Wranglers, Vince
Herman, Emily
Turner and Mikey Stevens.
Then the film! Watch as Josh and Luke
make their way through 80 miles of
rugged terrain, cross-country challenges,
and endless expanses of folds and
ravines, hillocks and outcrops, through
snowfall and galaxies of wildflowers, up
steep inclines and through oak savannahs
and deep forests. Videographer Tim
Lewis has distilled from their six days of

walking the wild Applegate a video of
beautiful landscape, intrepid hiking and
ATA aspirations.
Tickets are $10 each and are available
at the Ruch Country Store, at the door,
from board members and online (with an
additional $2 fee) at www.applegatetrails.
org. Children under 12 get in free.
ATA wants to thank all those
businesses and friends who donated
towards the evening’s raffle list. A $5
raffle ticket could net two a romantic
stay at Jacksonville Inn’s Presidential
Cottage (includes
breakfast and
dinner; a $515
value), or a
choice of Rogue
River raft trips
and more.
For those of
you who cannot
attend the party,
we still need
your support.
Please consider
donating to
your local
organization. We
promote, build
and maintain
trails for hiking,
mountain biking,
and all those who enjoy the outdoors.
Another kind of support is to volunteer.
Saturday, October 15th, ATA will do
some trail maintenance at a yet to be
determined location. Join us. A little
exercise with some new friends is really a
lot of fun. And we feed you too.
For more information, please contact
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Eagle Scouts Accomplishing Great Things
in Forest Park
by Tony Hess
The Forest Park and the City of
roof extending two feet on all four sides,
Jacksonville have been the beneficiaries
providing ample shade on sunny days, and
of two Eagle Scout projects this year.
a place to stay dry if caught in a rain shower.
An Eagle Scout project is one of many
The view looks straight down the mountain
requirements a scout must complete to
on downtown Jacksonville, and across the
achieve this highly-respected rank. As
Rogue Valley to the Cascade Range.
defined by the Boy Scouts of America, the
This year’s second Eagle Scout project
project purpose is “To learn leadership
was completed by Reed Hungerford
skills, or to improve or demonstrate
from Jacksonville. While Reed and his
leadership skills…and important
father were volunteering to assist Jarek
lessons in project management and
Lindholm build his rest shelter, the idea
taking responsibility for a significant
for another project in the Forest Park
accomplishment. A
led to Reed’s Eagle
project…While a Life
Scout project. The
Scout, plan, develop,
timing was perfect
and give leadership to
since construction
others in a service project
of a footbridge
helpful to any religious
across Jackson
institution, any school, or
Creek just above the
your community.”
reservoir had been
Projects involve the
on-hold pending the
Jarek Lindholm Rest Shelter
scout, the scout’s parents
completion of the
and family members,
dam rehabilitation.
scoutmaster, members of
With the dam
the scout troop, and the
project complete,
beneficiary representatives.
the bridge project
Since all projects
was turned over to
require approvals from
Reed to construct.
government organizations,
The 18-foot bridge
the scouts had to submit
spans the creek at
a project description to
a spot on Norling
the Jacksonville Parks
Trail previously
Committee and the City
crossed by hikers
Administrator along with
walking on a wide
a certificate of liability
flat log just above
insurance from the Boy
the stream bed, or by
Scouts. The final project
fording the stream.
report, written by the
The bridge design
scout, provides more
is the standard ODF
information including
design found in the
the total amount of hours
Forest Park, with
worked by the scout
materials provided
and all other involved
Mayor Paul Becker and Reed Hungerford by the city. Support
came from Reed’s
In this year’s first Forest Park project
family, Troop 61 scoutmaster and scouts,
which involved constructing a rest
city public works crews, and the Forest
shelter, over 200 total hours were
Park Volunteers. This bridge earned
expended. The rest shelter was built on
the nickname “The Recycle Bridge,” as
the Twin Peaks Trail by Jarek Lindholm,
three-fourths of the bridge planks and
from Layton, Utah. He was assisted by
railings were salvaged from replacement
Jacksonville Troop 61 and the Forest
of another bridge in the Jacksonville
Park Volunteers. Jarek is the grandson
Woodlands trail system.
of Forest Park volunteer Tony Hess,
Not only do these projects greatly
considered one of the founders of
benefit the Forest Park, they provide
the park. Since Jarek had spent many
Boy Scouts a fantastic opportunity to
summer vacations hiking in the Forest
complete a project while on a path to earn
Park with his grandfather, he was well
the Eagle Scout rank. For anyone using
aware of the need and chose this park
the Forest Park trails, these projects also
project. The shelter sits on the edge of
represent an outstanding addition to the
Twin Peaks Trail at the Cascade Crest
park’s infrastructure that greatly enhance
Vista viewpoint. The base of the shelter
one’s overall hiking experience! Thanks
is 8 x 10 feet, with the eaves of the
Eagle Scouts on projects well done!





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Paws for Thought by Dr. Tami Rogers
Back to School: Behavior Basics… Continued


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nappropriate behavior is the major cause of
relinquishment of dogs to shelters across the
nation. Canine behavior is mystifying at times and
when problems arise, dogs can become destructive,
aggressive and fearful… it’s easy to see why owners
feel that their only option is to get rid of their pet. While
inappropriate behavior can be difficult to work through,
it is not impossible. With a good dose of patience and
an understanding of behavior basics, the most difficult
behaviors can often be resolved.
Last month we discussed counter-conditioning
and desensitization. Processes that can help change a
dog’s feelings towards something it fears by creating
positive associations using high value rewards. This
month I want to build on those concepts by helping you
understand how to reinforce your dog’s behavior, both
the good and the bad!
To put it simply, your dog responds to resources.
To reinforce behavior, both positively and negatively,
you give or take resources away. What exactly are the
resources I am speaking of? It depends on the dog
and what exactly they like but in general… YOU are a
resource. Your time, attention, love, affection, and verbal
interactions are the greatest of resources to your dog.
Toys, treats, food, etc., are also all resources to your dog
but which is of greater importance obviously depends
on their specific preferences.
So how do you apply this concept of resources and
positive/negative reinforcement to your training? Again,
you want to positively reinforce the behavior you want
and negatively reinforce the behavior you don’t want
by giving or taking resources away. Here is a common
example that we deal with daily: an owner comes in
with a new puppy that is jumping up. While it is cute
now, they realize that the jumping isn’t something they
want to continue when the dog is 80+ pounds. When

dealing with a jumping puppy, most owners will push
them off with their hands and say “no” or “off” in the
same tone of voice they always speak in. Unfortunately,
puppies don’t know what those words mean and
instead interpret the interaction in this manner: “Every
time I jump on my owner, they reach down to touch me
and they talk to me, too!” Translation: you are positively
reinforcing the jumping behavior with a resource of
your attention and verbal interactions.
To change this behavior, use this approach. When
the puppy jumps up on you, avoid direct eye contact,
cross your arms over your chest, turn your back
and walk away from her. If needed, you can bring
out your “MONSTER” voice… as sternly and as
forcefully as possible you say “NO” or make a very
loud offending noise (come by the clinic and I will
be happy to demonstrate!) to make your displeasure
clear. When your puppy finally sits, lies down, or
demonstrates another acceptable behavior… REWARD
IMMEDIATELY! Get down on her level, speak sweetly,
pet, give treats, etc. If she begins to jump up again…
repeat! Cross your arms over your chest, look away
and walk away. The message you convey to your
puppy with this is: “Every time I jump, my owner
walks away. BUT, every time I sit, she comes back and
gives me lots of love!!!”
This approach can be applied in different manners
to most behavioral issues. If you have questions about
a specific behavior, chat with your veterinarian. Just
remember the basics: positively reinforce the behavior
you want, and negatively reinforce the behavior you don’t
want, by giving or taking resources away. Good luck!
Dr. Rogers can be reached at the Jacksonville Veterinary
Hospital at 541-899-1081 or jvhospital@qwestoffice.net.
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Don’t Fence Weed In
by A.J. Klott
Southern Oregon phenomenon—and that’s for sure—
running rampant about, with no sign of a cure.
Sprouting like weeds all over the land.
With a vote from the people, came this trend that’s at hand.
Tall wooden fences now adorning our fields.
Protecting a crop—with such lucrative yields.
What used to be pastures and vistas serene.
Now growing these eyesores—chain link and visqueen.
OK, I get it, we’ve legalized pot.
Do we need random barriers—marking each spot?
The Johnson’s? The Murphy’s?—Never knew they liked weed.
Just a few years back—that was all grape seed!
‘Course who could blame them, the market is ripe.
Folks love their herb—be it brownies or in pipe!
The deer, they are puzzled—“What the heck’s this fence for?
Must be important- there’s a lock on the door.”
But the fence is no match for our ally—the bee.
‘Cept they fly a bit slower, buzzing tunes of Mar-ley.
Most people came here, ‘cuz there’s beauty throughout.
Now we look out our window, and the ganja’s all about.
And, it’s not just rural, it’s an urban thing too.
Cedar cages in yards—like some cannabis zoo!
Seven feet? Eight feet? How high should we go?
Just keep adding, gotta cover that grow!
This Oregon windfall—why it’s ruining my view,
And when the wind is just right—I still say…. “pee-yew!”
Who knew we’d prefer, the REAL scent of a skunk.
All this whacky tobaccy— make’s me wanna get drunk!!
And, don’t get me started on the water they use.
For salmon or hemp?—I know which I’d choose.
But I digress—to this monetary hope.
At the end of the day, they still call it dope!
Though the fence builder’s happy—‘cuz he’s got lots o’ work.
And the same for armed guards—who search for those that lurk.
It’s come down to a simple—Eyesore or stench?
If you want my opinion, take ‘em down…it’s a cinch!
And, if we must have the hooch - ‘neath our starry skies above.
Please “free range” your weed—it’s the fence we can not love!



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was walking downtown one bright mid-July
We have an opportunity to help our pollinators, to
afternoon and came upon a bee in the middle
give wings to those who cannot take flight. Jacksonville
of 3rd Street. She was on her back spinning
could become the next Bee City USA (BCU) following
frenetically. I reached down and as her little legs
on the heels of Ashland, Talent, Phoenix, and Gold
grasped my pinky, I wondered, “Was she battling the
Hill. Pollinator Project Rogue Valley aims to create a
residual effects of a recent mosquito spray?”
“buzzway” of pollinator conservation connecting all the
Days earlier, Jackson County Vector Control sprayed
towns in Southern Oregon.
Deltagard, a Bayer chemical with a label that reads
From integrated pest management (IPM) to offering
“Extremely toxic to fresh water and estuarine fish and
educational bee or Monarch Waystation tours, becoming
invertebrates” and “highly toxic to
a BCU will further our existing
"A true conservationist is a man who knows environmental stewardship efforts.
bees.” Oregon Department of Fish
that the world is not given by his fathers
and Wildlife discourages the use of
And it can also have positive
but borrowed from his children."
this pesticide because of its lasting
economic consequences by
~ John James Audubon
persistence in the environment.
bolstering our “green” reputation
Standing there, I marveled as this
and promoting eco-tourism.
beautiful bumblebee gingerly explored
Could Jacksonville become a leader
my palm. How is it possible to feel love for
in pollinator conservation, potentially
a beeing so small? She flew off. My heart
the most bee friendly town in Southern
lifted. Maybe she was going to be okay after
Oregon? Absolutely! Jacksonville is a
all? Then she crashed into a brick wall and
unique place. Putting the remarkable
dropped to the ground, writhing.
history and architecture aside; this
Was she in pain?
tightly-knit community is what makes
Quietly, I approached. This time
Jacksonville special. Neighbors helping
unable to grasp my finger, she allowed
neighbors for collective betterment,
me to gently move her onto a leaf. I
and as a BCU, we can further help our
placed her amongst flowers. Feeling
winged neighbors, our pollineighbors,
small and powerless, I walked away.
for their betterment too.
Had I been more courageous, a mercy
I am looking for fellow pollinactivists
kill would’ve been kinder.
who are interested in learning more.
Our intolerance for common weeds
If you have a passion for beekeeping,
and pest insects harms more than the
pollinators, native plants, IPM, or
intended. The cumulative effect of synthetic pesticides
biodiversity, please email me: kendaswartzpepper@gmail.com.
(herbicides and insecticides) applied by homeowners,
Together, for our pollineighbors.
cities, counties, and agribusiness impacts our pollinators
When she’s not working, volunteering, fiddling about
who are disappearing at alarming rates. Human
the garden, photographing nature, being a pollinactivist,
health is also impacted. Imagine my surprise to learn
blogging about social and environmental justice, or pawning
Jacksonville Elementary School was sprayed with
her eco-children’s book, Kenda, a former Monarch butterfly
Buccaneer Plus, which, like Roundup, is a glyphosate
docent, gets her kicks hanging with her husband, her dog,
herbicide. The World Health Organization considers
and the pollineighbors.
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Jacksonville Archeology and More

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hat’s the first thing you think
of when you hear the word
“Archaeology?” (Be honest!)
Many of you are thinking Egyptian
pyramids; (that’s ok, I get it), some of
you might have thought dinosaurs;
(stop what you are doing, and google
paleontology) and hopefully, some of you
thought Jacksonville! One of the most
challenging—and important—jobs of the
archaeologist is to share what we do with
the public. This can be difficult to do for
a variety of reasons, (safety, site security,
slim budgets, etc.) but public education
and interpretation is why we work so hard
to save the stories of the past for the future.
The Southern Oregon University
Laboratory of Anthropology (SOULA)
has been working hard to share our
work with the public in new and creative
ways for years. Our partnership with
the Jacksonville Review has been a fun
way for us to share what we find with
the interested public long after we leave
the field. I hope by now that many of
you who have been reading the column
feel like you are part of the team! We
have lots of good articles planned for the
coming year, so stay tuned.

As an expansion of these public
outreach efforts, I am excited to
announce that Mark Tveskov and I
have been invited to be regular guests
on the Jefferson Exchange for a new
“Underground History” segment. Please
tune in to Jefferson Public Radio’s News
and Information station between 8:309:00am the last Thursday of every month
to hear us talk with host Geoffrey Riley
about exciting projects in Jacksonville
and around the region. As a bonus, this
is a live show—so you can call (or email)
with those questions you have always
wanted to ask. Mark and I look forward to
keeping you all posted on the latest finds,
interesting projects, and big discoveries!
You can find out more about the
Jefferson Exchange here: http://ijpr.org/
Chelsea Rose is an historical archaeologist who
specializes in the settlement and development of
the American West. Chelsea and the Southern
Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology
(SOULA) conduct archaeology across Oregon
and have done several projects in Jacksonville.
You can reach Chelsea at rosec@sou.edu and
follow SOULA on Facebook/Southern Oregon
University Laboratory of Anthropology.

Focus on Hanley Farm

by Rion Glynn, Agricultural Manager
Make it a Spooky & Fun October
at Hanley Farm
6th-Annual Scarecrow Festival,
October 8 & 9, 11:00am to 4:00pm—Free
Admission. Make your own scarecrow
(complete kits cost $15 or $10 for SOHS
members), hay rides, children’s activities
and games, farm-fresh food for purchase,
and tour of the historic Hanley House ($5
or $3 for SOHS members).
A highlight of the Scarecrow Festival
is visiting the scarecrows in the field
and voting for your favorites. This
year’s People’s Choice awards will
be given for Best Scarecrow made
at home, Best Scarecrow made at
the farm, Best Scarecrow made by
a Business, and Best school-made
scarecrow. Every visitor gets to vote.

Haunted Field Walk, October
16, 22, & 23, 7:00pm-9:00pm—
Each performance, based upon the
“Boogeyman’s Bride,” will last about 25
minutes. Entry is $8 for adults and $5
for SOHS members and children. “The
Boogeyman’s Bride” is drawn from a
classic folk tale and was a favorite of the
American humorist, Mark Twain. Such
ghost stories, told at family and social
gatherings, were a part of American folk
tradition. On the frontier, tales of dark
and mysterious visitations, recounted by
skilled storytellers, captured the listeners’
imagination and provided entertainment
and imparted moral lessons.
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Support local history: Vote YES on Measure 15-164
A Rogue Valley Heritage District will
fund the basic operating costs of 15
historical and genealogical societies in
Jackson County. Instead of worrying
about how to “keep the doors open,”
these heritage organizations will be
able to expand and enhance their
programming, share their resources
and artifacts with the public, and be key
components of cultural tourism, one of
the mainstays of both the Jacksonville
and the Jackson County economy. District
funding will also help preserve our
historical structures through partnerships
for repair and restoration projects.
And what will it cost you? At 5¢ per
$1,000 of assessed property value, for

most people it translates to $8-$10—or
about 3 cups of coffee a year!
Changes in public funding laws took
away previous revenues that voters had
overwhelmingly approved for historic
programming and preservation. As an
independent entity organized as an
Oregon Special District with its own
elected board of directors, the Rogue
Valley Heritage District would not be
subject to a similar fate. Instead, as a
community-driven entity, it would
restore, preserve and enhance our
priceless history.
So please vote YES on Measure 15164—our history is worth it!
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by Carolyn Kingsnorth

here many states seem to be
making voting as difficult
as possible, Oregon keeps
making it easier. Residents who are U.S.
citizens can register to vote by mail or
online. If they are not registered voters,
they are automatically registered when
they obtain or renew an Oregon driver’s
license. And then registered voters have
a three week window to return their
ballots by mail or in a drop
box—no standing in line on
a weekday, possibly before
or after work, to have a say
in their government.
But even with the removal
of multiple impediments to
voting, close to one-third
of eligible Oregon voters
fail to exercise their voting
privilege in general elections;
half to two-thirds choose not
to do so in primary elections.
And Oregon ranks fifth in
the nation in voter turn-out!
Josephine Martin Plymale would be
appalled! She was active in the hardfought battle that women and minorities
have waged to participate in determining
the future of our country.
Born in Missouri in 1845, Josephine
was in many ways a product of her time.
From age 10- to 15-months, she lived
in a covered wagon while her family
crossed the Oregon Trail, settling first
in the Willamette Valley and then in
Douglas County. When she was 17, she
came to Jacksonville as a teacher. One
year later, she married William Plymale.
She was first and foremost a wife and a
mother of 12 children.
And she was no stranger to the
hardships that most pioneers faced. The
Plymales lost their 17-month-old son,
McDonough, in the 1882 scarlet fever
epidemic. They lost their home six years
later when it burned to the ground in
the arson fire that started at a nearby
furniture factory. The family escaped
with only the clothes on their backs.
However, Josephine also defied the
standards of her day. She was a Women’s
Suffrage activist, a Temperance activist, a
newspaper writer and journalist, a noted
speech giver, a candidate for political
office, an orchardist, a farmer’s advocate,
a member of various civic organizations,
and a town clerk.
Perhaps Josephine’s interest in politics
was inevitable. She was born into, and
married into, families that were heavily
involved in Oregon politics. Her father,
William Martin, was a representative to
both the Oregon Provisional Legislature
and the Oregon Territorial Legislature.
He was also an Indian Service Agent
and later appointed to the Oregon Land
Office. Her husband was a member of
the Oregon State Legislature. He was
also Jackson County Surveyor, Deputy
County Clerk, and a Justice of the Peace.
Josephine’s political views frequently
did not align with those of her father
and husband. They were conservative
Democrats; she was a Lincoln Republican.
But her views were also shaped
by experience. As a teacher, she was
charged with educating Oregon’s youth.
However, only half were allowed to
determine their future. She could give
birth to 12 children but have no say about
the country in which they lived.
She was a gifted writer and may have
used her journalist’s “platform” to
promote her political opinions. Josephine
was the Jacksonville correspondent for
both the Ashland Daily Tidings and the
Oregonian, which gladly published her
editorials. She was also a Vice President
of the Oregon Press Association
and a member of the National Press
Association. Her dedication to journalism
apparently rubbed off on her family—
two of her sons became journalists.
Josephine had been raised on farms,
and when she married William Plymale

she moved to his family farm and ranch.
William concentrated on the livestock;
Josephine became the “orchardist.” She
was a faithful member of the Grange and
the Jackson County Agricultural Society
and remained a lifelong advocate of
farmers and agriculture.
Her dedication was recognized when
in 1875, at age 30, she was asked to give
the inaugural address to the Jacksonville
Grange. Josephine is
described in contemporary
records as “a noted speech
giver and public speaker.”
Two years later, she
gave the annual address
to the Siskiyou County
Agricultural Society in
Yreka, California. She gave
readings to the Teacher’s
Institute, addressed the
Legion of Honor, and spoke
at reunions of the Pioneer
In 1875, Josephine and
her family also moved to Jacksonville
where, for the next 15 years, they
operated the Excelsior Livery Stable,
previously owned by William’s brother.
They provided local transportation,
driving and renting horses and buggies
to customers. Josephine even drove horse
teams for clients when needed. She was
praised as “a gallant lady pilot, efficient
and successful.” Men trusted her with
their lives, but not with the vote.
Perhaps these experiences led to
Josephine’s involvement with the
Women’s Suffrage movement. She was
probably active from her early 20s,
since at age 30 she was elected a vice
president of the Oregon State Women
Suffrage Association. Four years later,
she was described as “one of the most
active workers in the Women Suffrage
field whom we have met anywhere.” But
when she planned a meeting of women
suffragettes at Jacksonville’s Methodist
Church, the pastor locked them out. And
at one point a violent mob protested
against women’s rights in the street in
front of the Plymales’ house. The family
was afraid to show their faces.
This public demonstration may
also have had something to do
with Josephine’s involvement with
the Temperance movement. Many
Suffragettes actively opposed the excess
consumption of alcohol—which didn’t
sit well with gentlemen who liked their
liquor. Josephine was treasurer of the
local Branch. Ironically, her husband had
at one time been licensed to sell liquor.
Undaunted, in 1892, Josephine
officially filed for the position of
Jackson County Recorder. However,
her name never appeared on the ballot.
A newspaper article responded to her
candidacy with the following comment:
“If you never ask for an office you will
never be refused one.”
One year later, she obtained the
position of committee clerk for the
legislative assembly of the Oregon
State Legislature and two years later
was again employed as clerk for the
senate chamber. Josephine took her two
youngest daughters with her to Salem to
give them a taste of politics and to learn
how laws were made. She also served
as the interim Jacksonville Town Clerk
when the regular clerk was absent.
Josephine died in 1899 at the age of
54 after “weeks and months of the most
intense suffering” from an unnamed
illness. She never did realize her political
ambitions or the right to vote.
But her daughters did. Oregon finally
gave women the right to vote in 1912—
eight years before the United States
afforded them that privilege.
Pioneer Profiles is a project of Historic
Jacksonville, Inc. Visit us at www.
historicjacksonville.org and follow us on
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and more Jacksonville history.

News from the Friends of
Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery


by Dirk J. Siedlecki, President – FOJHC

ell, fall is here and as things
Masters. We feel this is a perfect fill-in for
start to slow down a bit, we
our very popular and successful Meet the
look back at what was a very
Pioneers tours. This unique adaptation
successful summer, filled with events
will be directed by Ron Danko, one of
and activities that were well-attended
the actors and a Jacksonville resident.
and very popular. Our new Tuesday
Another Jacksonville resident and
Evening Cemetery Strolls proved to
acclaimed musician and singer, David
be very popular and brought in many
Gordon, composed the original music
new first time visitors to the cemetery.
for the show. The program, which runs
Our History Saturday in the Cemetery
approximately two hours, including a
series also continued to be popular and
15 minute intermission, will feature a
well-attended. Our dedicated volunteers
"Tasty crème de la crème" selection of
turned-out each month for our Marker
fifty monologues especially chosen by the
Cleaning Workshops
cast along with music and
and helped preserve
song. In addition to Mr.
more cemetery fixtures
Danko and Mr. Gordon,
for future generations.
the other cast members
Our volunteer docents
include Constance Jesser,
did an outstanding job
Jois Harkness and Lea
providing groups with fun,
Worcester, all from
informative and interesting
Jacksonville, plus Rob
tours—especially designed
Hirschboeck of Ashland
for the group’s interest and
and David Sours of
age bracket. Additional
Talent. Director Danko
information and details
explains that Spoon River
regarding number of
is about love, betrayal,
visitors, programs, markers
politics, hope and failure
cleaned and repaired will
and that this amazing
be provided in our year-end
cast is very effective at
report in the Jacksonville
bringing Spoon River to
Headstone before and after
Review in a later issue. In
life. What a wonderful
cleaning by Mary Siedlecki
the meantime, we have a
way to not only support
Community Clean-up Day and our only
a Jacksonville-based non-profit but, to
major fundraiser of the year coming up
see and hear absorbing, moving and
that we hope you will attend and support.
beautiful theater. We are so very excited
Community Clean-up Day, Saturday,
about this program and sincerely grateful
October 1, 9:00am-noon—Please
to Ron Danko, David Gordon, the entire
join us along with other community
cast, Wayd Drake-Lighting Design,
organizations and volunteers for our
David Gibb Photography and Rogue
fall clean-up of the cemetery grounds
Community College for making this
on Saturday morning, October 1. Bring
special fundraiser possible. All proceeds
gloves to wear along with eye and ear
from the event will go towards ongoing
protection, leaf rakes, brooms, pruners,
restoration and preservation projects
and gas-operated blowers as we clean-up in the cemetery, one of the oldest and
and get the cemetery ready for winter.
largest in the state of Oregon.
Freshly-brewed coffee and morning
Tickets can be purchased on our
refreshments will be provided along with website at: www.friendsjvillecemetery.org
our appreciation for helping care for one
or by calling 541-826-9939. Tickets will be
of Jacksonville's historic treasures.
available at the performances on a firstSpoon River Anthology Fundraiser,
come-first-served space available basis.
October 7-9, 14-16, 21-23—As many
You may call 541-826-9939 on the day of
of you know by now, the Friends of
the performance to check on available
Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery is taking seats. The performances will take place at
a year off from its annual October “Meet
Rogue Community College Performance
the Pioneers Tours,” with full intention
Hall in Medford at 130 E. 8th Street at
of bringing the program back in 2017. We 7:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and at
are fortunate that while looking at other
2:00 pm on Sundays. Adult tickets are $20
options for raising funds, the Madrone
and Students are $12. See ad this page.
Theatre Company came forward with
Thank you for your continued support
their extremely generous offer to present
and for your volunteer hours in helping
nine performances of “Spoon River
to preserve our beautiful Pioneer
Anthology” from the works of Edgar Lee
Cemetery in the heart of Jacksonville.


a Unique Adaptation of the works of Edgar Lee Masters

Photo ©David Gibb Photography

October 7-9
October 14-16
October 21-23
Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm
Sunday at 2:00pm
$20 for Adults
$12 for Students
Special Group Rate is Available
Tickets available at:
or by calling 541-826-9939

This “Moving and Beautiful” theatre production,
adapted and directed by Ron Danko, with original
music composed by acclaimed musician and singer
David Gordon, features a tasty crème de la crème
selection of fifty monologues so well-suited, one
would think Masters himself had selected them for
the Madrone Theatre Company. All nine performances
will be presented at Rogue Community College
Performance Hall, 130 E. 8th Street in Medford. A very
special event that you do not want to miss!
This is a fundraiser for the Friends of Jacksonville’s
Historic Cemetery and their restoration and
preservation work in Jacksonville’s Pioneer Cemetery,
one of the oldest and largest in the State of Oregon.
Thank you for your support by attending this
wonderful and powerful production.

For additional information,
541-826-9939 or www.friendsjvillecemetery.org

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