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Becker Best Choice for Mayor

n my last column, (reprinted on page 4 of this
issue) I presented the case for re-electing Mayor
Paul Becker, a candidate with vision, leadership
and proven results. As you know, I’ve attended nearly
every council meeting, where I’ve personally witnessed
both mayoral candidates in action. Having chosen to
stay positive in this election and avoid going negative,
trust me when I say that Paul Becker is the best choice
for mayor. And although I’m hearing some chatter that
“change” is needed in city government, changing our
mayor is not a solution. “Change for the sake of change”
is nothing more than a bumper sticker slogan.
Every current City Councilor (except his opponent)
has endorsed Mayor Becker—a testament to his
trustworthiness and ability. Scores of community
leaders from every volunteer group working for the
betterment of town have endorsed him, as well.
On other matters of great importance, I also urge you
to vote YES on city measures 142 & 143—both of which
prohibit the establishment of certain marijuana-related
businesses inside the city limits.
Another measure worth approving is measure 164,
the Rogue Valley Heritage District, which will generate
county-wide resources for heritage sites. For about $8/
year/household, 164 will help support historic properties
including Jacksonville’s own Beekman Bank and
Beekman House. With our property values partly tied to
our National Historic Landmark status, supporting 164
makes good economic sense if nothing else.
I wish you post-election peace… and a Happy
Thanksgiving in Our Small Town with Big Atmosphere!

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ere we are—election time
again, with the media blasting
out the latest “he said”…”she
said” news daily until one is worn out!
Therefore, it is with some reluctance
that I bring up the subject of our local
election… something I hadn’t even
considered doing except that people
about town have been stopping me and
asking, “Why do you want to run again?”
It’s a good question and deserving of a
forthright answer.
It’s true that we’ve accomplished a lot
in just a short time. Since being in office,
we’ve done the following:
• Sold excess land in Forest Park
bringing in $680,000 to the City as
well as 40 acres with a parking lot for
park visitors!
• Paid off the Hinger House debt of
almost $300,000 incurred when the
Police Department was moved!
• Acquired the Courthouse and the
Beekman House, along with other
properties at no cost to the City!
• Under state mandates to remove the
dam, and with money from the land
sale, the City has finished the task
well below cost estimates!
• Remodeled the historic Courthouse
into a 21st-Century operating facility
while restoring and preserving the
integrity of the building for future
generations to enjoy! Not only is
it our new City Hall, the grounds
have become the focus for activities
such as the Farmer’s Market, July
4th picnics, and lawn concerts. All of
this was done with Urban Renewal
Money and No Increase in Taxes.
And was done well under budget
and included seismic retrofitting.
Your City Hall may be the safest
building in the City!
• The sale of our old City Hall building
brought in almost $400,000!

• Revision of our outdated City
Codes… a major task!
• We have revised the half-centuryold City Charter (1951) and it is up
for your review in this election. This
task was long overdue with the old
Charter containing illegal provisions
under federal law.
These were just some of the bigger
tasks accomplished. So the question
remains… Why not retire and rest on
these laurels? The answer is simple…
because we did something else in this
time. We developed a working team
who accomplished all these tasks.
Some serious issues must be addressed
in the next few years, not the least of
which includes a review of our urban
growth boundaries. This is a challenge,
as we must maintain our city landscape
while bringing in some acreage, resulting
in a tax base increase.
Also, we must find a solution to our
growing transportation problem. Have
you noticed the increase in traffic?
Additionally, we need to find a way
to stabilize funding for our Police and
Fire Departments! Our citizens obviously
expect both essential services from their
Already into a five-year program for
review and development, we have to
analyze and arrive at a solution for the
need for a new fire house.
These are just a few of the tasks that
lie ahead. It took work but we have the
team to do it and I wish to continue
leading the team!
And that is why I’m running again. I
love this City and I want to see it move
ahead for the benefit of all citizens. We
have a good team and I’d like to see it
remain intact.
I will end this on a thought from a
great American… Will Rogers
All politics is applesauce!

Let’s Re-Elect Mayor Becker!


by Whitman Parker, Publisher

n My View, 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 “cando” attitude and a cheerful disposition,
with a clear vision and a long record of
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 mostdeserving 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!

Letters to the Editor in Support of the Re-Election of Mayor Paul Becker
As a six year veteran of Jacksonville’s City Council, I have seen us become a council
set on finding solutions, not creating division. It is not because we all share the same
perspectives, it’s more than that. I attribute much of that success to Mayor Paul Becker’s
flexibility, respect for others and their opinions, as well as his management/leadership
style. I would venture to guess that is the reason he garners such a high level of respect
and support from those that he works with week in and week out at council as well as
with staff. That is why I support his re-election as Mayor. He is a leader who has always
shown truthfulness and objectivity for doing what’s best for all of Jacksonville.
David Jesser, President, Jacksonville City Council
In a political season such as this, it's refreshing to have a candidate that's as easy to
support as Paul Becker. During the time I've served on our City Council I've noticed the
fair and respectful way that Paul treats everyone, whether they agree with him or not. I
like that. Paul also has a great relationship with our city staff, gets along well with our
business community and does a great job of being available to the community. I like that
too. Restoring our Courthouse, fixing our dam situation, improving our civic activities
and more prove that Paul's leadership has worked well for us. Please help me re elect
Paul as Mayor and let's see what he can do with another four years.
Brad Bennington, Jacksonville City Councilor
Paul Becker is truly a Renaissance man with strong business, people and process
skills. His rare talents are combined with a keen mind and humorous wit that
makes him a true pleasure to work with. Over the last four years that I have been a
Jacksonville City Councilor and as a Planning Commissioner before that, Paul has
repeatedly demonstrated that he has the required skills, commitment and experience
to do the difficult job of mayor successfully.
Criss Garcia, Jacksonville City Councilor
When I moved to Jacksonville and began attending the City Council meetings, I was
immediately struck by the ability of Mayor Paul Becker to direct the meetings in a calm,
orderly and professional manner. It was also clear that he had a thorough understanding
of the agenda items for each meeting, a respect for all the councilors, and was comfortable
sharing his knowledge and experience to help the council see the issues before them from
a broad point of view. It was his demeanor and actions that inspired me to run for a seat
on the council and that continue to inspire me to bring my best to public service.
Over the last two years as a councilor, I have come to respect Mayor Becker as a
competent, sincere and trustworthy individual. Not only does he work well with the
council, administration, commissions, committees and citizens but also with Jackson
county mayors, county commissioners and state representatives for the benefit of
Jacksonville and the Rogue Valley as a whole.
I urge you to re-elect Paul Becker so he can continue to bring his leadership to
projects that will serve the town’s needs for years to come.
Ken Gregg, Jacksonville City Councilor

From a comfortable seat in Old City Hall’s third row, I’ve been an audience regular
at City Council meetings over these last many years. It is a special privilege to observe
the orderly discussion of Agenda items: the questioning and the exchange of views
as Council seeks to give direction on all matters concerning the City. Our incumbent
Mayor, Paul Becker, presides over meetings and gives his full attention to the
measured flow of business as the Councilors move toward reaching consensus. Since
a majority vote is not always a consensus, I might say, “arriving at the best possible
solutions to our City’s issues.”
Cheerful yet carefully observant of the formal rules of order, our Mayor creates
a positive and respectful atmosphere that makes it possible to have thoughtful and
lively deliberations. Issues facing the Council are complex, views differ and yet the
Councilors likewise observe the tone one would use with a trusted friend as they
exchange ideas. The Mayor’s leadership style has no doubt been honed over decades
of work experience as he aptly oversees the give-and-take of intense discussion. Now
he says he’d like to serve as Mayor for four more years. He most certainly will have
my vote in November. Vote early and in the best interest of Jacksonville’s continued
successful governance.
Linda Kestner, Citizen Volunteer
As a Park Ranger and member of the Forest Park Volunteers for the last ten years, I
have received strong support for the Forest Park from Mayor Paul Becker. The city’s
approval of the development of the Forest Park was a difficult task for city officials.
All through the process, Mayor Becker demonstrated his firm leadership making
sure all aspects were thoroughly vetted. This process led to a land exchange with
the Motorcycle Riders Association that gave the city ownership of a key parcel at the
entrance to the park, and a payment of $680,000 to the city. These funds were a key to
paying off city debt for purchase of the police station property, initiating work on the
courthouse, and completing the closure of the Jacksonville dam. Please support Paul
Becker for Mayor.
Tony Hess
Having worked closely with Mayor Becker on the Citizens’ Advisory Board for
many years, we are impressed with his dedication to improving the quality of life
for the residents of Jacksonville and his ability to accomplish projects that help bring
people together. Our family loves living here and is grateful for Mayor Becker’s
leadership. We strongly encourage everyone to re-elect the mayor this year!
Dave & Janice Mills
Mayor Becker has brought pride and success back to JACKSONVILLE. We are
moving in the right direction under his leadership. We no longer have an empty
courthouse, motorcycle problems in City-owned forest land and projects are
completed without fuss and furor. I wholeheartedly back his re-election.
Stan Lyon

I have been a Jacksonville city councilor for twenty-eight years, including fourteen
years as mayor. I have served with five other mayors, including Mayor Paul Becker. I
urge the re-election of Mayor Becker for a number of reasons, starting with the major
accomplishments of the past four years: the agreement reached with the Motorcycle
Riders' Association that secured Forest Park and provided $680,000 in revenue;
restoring the old court house and moving city administration there under budget and
ahead of schedule; the removal of the aged dam in our watershed at a fraction of the
estimated cost; and development of draft code revisions and city charter amendments.
I also support Mayor Becker for the way he serves our town. He is accessible every
day at the city offices. He is a respectful listener; he is responsive; he follows through.
I have never served with a better mayor, and I hope our voters will provide him
another term to help us face our future.
Jim Lewis, Jacksonville City Councilor & Former Mayor

We are happy to support Mayor Becker for another term. We have seen nice
progress from him and the council over the past several years and look forward to the
achievement of what he outlined in your article.
Thanks, Peggy & Mac Peffley

As a citizen of Jacksonville, and as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Britt
Music and Arts Festival, I enthusiastically endorse Mayor Paul Becker’s reelection.
As a non-profit organization committed to bringing world-class performing artists
to Jacksonville, it is critical to Britt that the tens of thousands of music lovers who
travel here each summer have an exceptional experience while visiting our grounds.
Over the past four years we’ve upgraded Britt’s facilities, including the construction
of a beautiful performance garden, new concessions building, new bathrooms,
and an ADA accessible parking lot and pathways. Simply stated, these incredible
improvements would not have been possible without Mayor Becker’s optimistic
leadership and support.
Mayor Becker shares Britt’s vision of Jacksonville as a vibrant home for the arts.
He understands that a healthy and growing Britt enhances our city’s economy and
improves our citizens’ quality of life. In my opinion he is the only choice in the race for
Mayor of Jacksonville. Please join me in voting to retain Paul Becker as Mayor.
Mike Burrill Jr., Chairman, Board of Directors, Britt Music and Arts Festival
Jacksonville Resident

I wish to show my support for our outstanding Mayor, Paul Becker.
He understands the importance of volunteers in our small city. Volunteer groups
are welcomed for their support for many projects. The city, under his direction, has
helped the Jacksonville Garden Club with its projects, like Peter Britt Gardens and the
club’s town sales. Most of all, Mayor Becker saved our historic Courthouse for a public
purpose and a symbol of our special city.
Susan Casaleggio, Jacksonville resident

Although I do not live in your beautiful community (I wish I did), as CEO of
Britt Music and Arts Festival, I do work closely with Mayor Paul Becker and the
City Council. Often, I have witnessed his high level of commitment first hand. His
enthusiasm for this community, coupled with his practical analysis of complex issues
and overall civics experience, make him the clear choice.
Along with local business owners, he appreciates that the center of Jacksonville's
summer economy is directly linked to Britt. Over the past four years, he has supported
our efforts to improve the Hill because he understands that there is great value
in enhancing and beautifying our venue, an integral part of our community. He
recognizes that anything Britt does to invest in and enhance the festival grounds and
attract a wider audience, has a direct and positive impact on the City of Jacksonville.
Britt and Jacksonville in large part are thriving today because of Mayor Becker’s
optimism and visionary leadership. Please join me in supporting the continued
prosperity of our community by voting for Paul Becker.
Donna Briggs, President and CEO, Britt Music and Arts Festival
I enthusiastically support the re-election of Paul Becker as Mayor of Jacksonville. His
responsive leadership has been distinguished by a number of notable accomplishments
including the seismic retrofit and restoration of the historic Court House for use as the
City Hall and the revision of Jacksonville's City Charter and Municipal Code. Paul has
the integrity, expertise and experience necessary to oversee future issues facing the City
such as funding for police and fire services, managing the effects of urban growth and
completion of the Senior Center. I urge you to vote for Mayor Becker.
Sally Melgard Melville, Jacksonville

We’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Jacksonville's wonderful mayor, the
Honorable Paul Becker. Paul is a man who has served our town out of love and
honor for our unique history and status in the modern world, and he considers
every resident of Jacksonville his friend. He is always available to hear the thoughts
and ideas coming from folks on the street and he serves with honesty, integrity and
transparency. We support Paul Becker as Jacksonville’s mayor and we hope you will
too. Re-elect Mayor Paul Becker on Nov. 8th!
Bob and Meri Haworth

Council meetings are not at the top of everyone's Tuesday night activities, but
I have attended most of them during Mayor Becker's tenure. I have also attended
community and Oregon state venues when he has represented Jacksonville. I have
closely observed City government in action and I am delighted he is running for
Mayor again.
Mayor Becker has a sincere investment in the daily efficiency of our City
government. He respects the process, the employees, the Council, and is considerate
of the needs of each person who lives here. With his cheerful, knowledgable, and
thoughtful guidance, Jacksonville has a revived forest park and park system and a
reservoir that is no longer a hazard. There is a revised City Charter being presented
and updated City codes. We have fine and productive City employees who guard
our investment and keep us safe. There is serious planning for the future using
previous vision statements, current citizen input, and sound principles of economic
reality and responsibility. The Old Courthouse stands healthy and proud again
under Mayor Becker's stewardship.
Mayor Becker is available in his office, on the street, and by email. He is
responsive, enthusiastic and genuine in his interest and respect for this historical
town and its future. The Council and City departments function smoothly under his
leadership. The next few years present challenges for which he is prepared and he
ready to hear you. Vote to re-elect Paul Becker.
Gayle Y. Lewis, Jacksonville
I was the proud owner of Sterling Creek Antiques in Jacksonville for three years.
When an issue regarding use of sandwich boards suddenly became front page news,
Mayor Becker actually walked to my store and asked me what had happened. I'll
never forget the day he walked in and introduced himself. He got the facts and then
stood up for the merchants by calling for a moratorium until the code could be rewritten in such a way that it was pro-business. He cared. He made sure I knew I could
attend the next meeting regarding the issue. He followed up in person. To top it off
he came to the store’s Open House during all of this, demonstrating another show of
support for small business in Jacksonville. I encourage you to vote for Mayor Becker.
He cares. He gets it! He's just right for Jacksonville.
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“Living in and living out,” is a theme
that perfectly describes the new housing
development known as Timber Ridge
Estates in Jacksonville. In early October,
the housing development, owned by
Jacksonville resident Neil Scheuneman,
was listed by Graham Farran and Ben
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based in Jacksonville. In choosing
Expert Properties to represent him,
Scheuneman said he was excited to have
a team of professional real estate agents
who know the town inside and out as
his marketing arm.
Farran, a longtime real estate broker
says “Timber Ridge is the perfect place
to experience both the outdoor splendor
of Jacksonville and the indoor splendor
in a new home...surrounded by the Britt
hiking trails, incredible woods, and
sweeping views of the valley, the area is
simply a gorgeous place to live.”

Timber Ridge offers buyers the choice
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Farran notes that Timber Ridge offers
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The Belles & Beaus Old West/
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Jacksonville. Titled, “Queen Victoria’s
Royal Ball,” this year’s affair will
commence at 6:00pm with a buffet dinner
catered by the Jacksonville Inn. A cash
bar will be available for the evening.
This is a dress affair either in period
costume or evening formal. And since
the Victorians never did any affair that
wasn’t a lavish affair, the evening’s
activities will follow in that tradition with
the Grande March executed to music
with the Southern Oregon Old Time
Fiddlers. Then the ever-popular Virginia
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Celebrate Our Veterans at Pioneer Village
This year, the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce in
cooperation with Pioneer Village, invite the community
to thank our veterans at a very special Veterans Day
Celebration. The event is on November 11 at 11:00am
and will last approximately 45 minutes. This year, Pioneer
Village has graciously offered to hold the event indoors at
the Bistro restaurant located at Pioneer Village, at 805 N.
5th Street in Jacksonville. The program will include the
presentation of colors and the Pledge of Allegiance, along
with a presentation of pins and cards by the Boy Scouts to all
attending veterans. Additionally, there will be a brief address
by Jacksonville Mayor Paul Becker and a benediction by
Pastor Larry Jung, of Jacksonville Presbyterian Church. All
are welcome to join in honoring our veterans at this special
event, which will also offer light refreshments and music.
For more information, please call Pioneer Village at 541-899-6825.





Jacksonville Garden Club Holiday Greens Pre-Sale
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Garden Club members l-r: Mary Jo Bohnenkamp, Amy Long, and Cathy Cooper
The Jacksonville Garden Club is
now taking pre-paid orders for beautiful
holiday table arrangements, swags and
baskets in a variety of sizes. On several
days in late November, Jacksonville
Garden Club members will be busy
applying their artistic talents to freshlygathered boughs, evergreens, cones and
bows to make the arrangements, which
last for weeks if watered regularly.
Donna Bowen, who leads this effort says,
“It’s a wonderful time for our members
to gather for a good cause, to create
lovely centerpieces for people’s homes
and businesses, and to have a lot of fun
while doing it. It has definitely become
a bonding experience for Club members
new and old.”

Arrangements can be pre-ordered
until November 23, 2015 by contacting
Peggy Peffley at 541-899-5708 or emailing Delivery of preordered arrangements is offered within
a reasonable radius of Jacksonville, or
for pick-up on the sale days. This year
the Greens Sale will be held on Friday,
December 2 and Saturday, December
3, from 10:00am-3:00pm, in the alcove
near the Jacksonville Post Office on
North Oregon Street. Proceeds from
Jacksonville Garden Club events fund
local scholarships and Jacksonville
beautification projects. Support a good
cause and enjoy the fresh scent of lovely
natural greens during the holidays!

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Every year, dozens of caring businesses
in Jackson County participate in the
Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Toy Drive
program to brighten the lives of families
here in the Rogue Valley. This year, more
Rogue Valley businesses will participate
in the program, collecting toys for 1600
Jackson County kids age 12 and under!
Thanks to your generosity, children
in our community who might go
without holiday gifts will receive them!
In 2015, Brodie Dental supported this
worthy cause, helping more than 40
local kids in the Jacksonville area. With
your help this year, the clinic hopes to
help more than 75 kids.

The program is simple: just stop-by
Brodie Dental from 8:00am-5:00pm,
Monday through Thursday and pickup an Angel Tree Gift Tag from the
holiday tree in the lobby. Then, just
return an unwrapped gift matching the
information provided on the tag to the
clinic or to the Salvation Army, where
it will be given to a deserving child in
our community. Angel Tree Gifts may
be dropped-off at Brodie Dental or the
Salvation Army through December 15.
Brodie Dental (541-899-8833) is
conveniently located at 305 Shafer Lane,
Jacksonville and the Salvation Army (541- 7736965) is located at 304 Beatty Street, Medford.

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The Kiwanis Club opens its See’s
Candies sales on November 23rd at the
Calvary Church parking lot on North
5th Street. This is our major fundraiser
and all of the proceeds are used to
support our programs that benefit our
community, the children and the elderly
of the Rogue Valley.
Our Programs:
• Doernbecher Children's Cancer
• Special Olympics
• Student College Scholarships
• Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts
• Salvation Army Bell Ringing
• Senior Assistance (Wheel Chair
• Baby K Trauma Dolls

• South Medford High School Key Club
• Student of the Month (SMHS)
• Terrific Kids for Local Elementary
• Kiwanis One Day (Annual
Community Service)
• Hope and a Future Home for
Troubled Women
Help put a smile on a child’s face!—
Stop by and get your delicious See’s giftwrapped boxes of candy in assortments
of Nuts & Chews, Assorted, Dark and
Milk Chocolates, famous Peanut Brittle,
Molasses Chips, and candy bars.
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It was a bit of a culture shock, says
Kazuko Young, when she and her husband
moved from Tokyo to the Applegate Valley
a few decades ago. But, she adds, “We
love it!” However, they do return to Japan
occasionally to visit family.
While attending Women’s Art College
in Tokyo, Kazuko studied oil painting.
But it wasn’t until she came
to Oregon that she learned
how to make pots—at Rogue
Community College. Now,
pottery is her passion.
Young works in her home
studio near Williams, where
she specializes in the most
spectacular of ceramic
techniques, known as raku.
In Japanese, raku means
“comfort” or “ease.” But
the process of doing raku is anything but
easy. Ms. Young first heats the bisquefired pots to 1800 degrees. Then she
reaches into the kiln with long tongs and
pulls the orange-hot pots quickly out of
the heat. Immediately, she plunges the
glowing ware into a bed of combustible
material, such as shredded newspaper,
pine cones, sawdust, straw, or leaves, to
create an oxygen-poor atmosphere that
brings out textures and colors that can be
achieved in no other way.
Part of raku’s attraction for potters is the
drama, and part is the unpredictability
of the process. Abrupt temperature
changes—from the fire to cool air to
sawdust—can cause pieces to crack,
or even explode. But when it works,
the result can be bright, sometimes
iridescent, colors. Some raku glazes
will “crackle” on the surface of the pot,
producing a jigsaw-puzzle look, against a
rich black background of unglazed clay.
She notes, “The designs come out of
my imagination.” Her inspiration, she
says, comes from the natural beauty
of trees, flowers, animals, fish, rivers,
mountains, the ocean, and the sky.
Currently, she is also experimenting with
sculpture, particularly small animal pieces.

Young’s work is featured at Gallery
One in Grants Pass and at Touchstone
Gallery in Yachats. But, on the weekend
before Thanksgiving, you can meet her
in person at the Clayfolk Show and
Sale, November 18-20th—perfect timing
for holiday shopping. Before you go,
you may want to peruse images of Ms.
Young’s work, at the
Clayfolk website: http://
With more than
sixty-five clay artists,
the Clayfolk event is the
largest all-clay art show
in Southern Oregon.
Most of the exhibitors
live and work in
Southwestern Oregon—
but some hail from as far away as Bend,
Portland, and Northern California.
Holiday shoppers at the Clayfolk Show
will find both decorative and functional
pottery, including dinnerware, jewelry,
tiles, sculpture, and garden art, crafted in
porcelain, stoneware, earthenware, along
with Ms. Young’s raku.
This year the Clayfolk Show moves to
a new, temporary location in Talent: the
Brammo Building, (the old Talent WalMart) located at 300 Valley View just off the
freeway at exit 21. The doors will be open
Friday from 4:00-9:00pm, on Saturday from
10:00am to 7:00pm and on Sunday from
10:00am to 4:00pm. Admission is free.
The best selection, of course, will be
available when the Show commences on
Friday afternoon—coincidentally, when
the live music begins. Then on Saturday
and Sunday, shoppers will see potterymaking demonstrations by several ceramic
artists. Also on Saturday (10:00am-5:00pm)
and Sunday (11:00am-3:00pm) children can
work with clay, under the supervision of
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4454 Dark Hollow,
Southwest Medford
Amazing Valley views from this contemporary
farmhouse style home! An inviting covered
front porch welcomes you to this 4 bedroom,
2.5 bath on 1.59 acres. Lots of room on this
close in property convenient to Jacksonville,
Medford & Ashland. Built in 2000, the home
features oak floor, propane FP in family room, 9
ft ceilings, office with built-ins and roomy open
floor plan. Island kitchen with ss appliances,
propane gas cook-top, tile, large breakfast nook
and eating bar and built-in computer station.
Formal dining room, laundry room, large bonus
room with hardwood flooring and lot’s of
storage throughout the home. Large master
with beautiful views, soaking tub, walk-in closet,
double vanity and separate shower. Gorgeous
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RV parking w/electrical hook-up, 3 car garage,
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Come get your Gift-Wrapped holiday sweets and support

The Jacksonville Kiwanis Club

Wednesday, November 23rd until Christmas
Monday-Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday Noon-4:00pm
Located in the parking lot of the Calvary Church on N. 5th Street
(Across the street from Pony Espresso)
All proceeds from sales are used to benefit local Kiwanis Club Programs such as Doernbecher Children’s Cancer
Program, Special Olympics, Student College Scholarships, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, Salvation Army Bell Ringing,
Senior Assistance (Wheel Chair Ramps), Baby K Trauma Dolls, South Medford High School Key Club, Student of the
Month (SMHS), Terrific Kids for Local Elementary Schools, Kiwanis One Day (Annual Community Service) Hope and a
Future Home for Troubled Women and Other Community Service Projects. We are looking for new members to help
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Victorian Christmas

Open Thursday-Sunday, 11-5 p.m.

Red LilyVineyards!

Saturday, November 26:
Merchant Open House,
Christmas Tree Lighting
Ceremony, 5:30pm

Saturday, December 3:
Victorian Christmas Parade,
Victorian Christmas is coordinated by the Jacksonville
Chamber of Commerce & Business Association.
For more information, please call 541-899-8118
or visit!

Photo by Jym Duane

Please visit for full schedule of events!

Weekend Activities: December 3 & 4, 10 & 11, 17 & 18
Photo by Tonya Poitevint

Spanish wines and decadent food,
along the beautiful Applegate River.


Father Christmas & Jolly Holly Trolley Rides, Carolers,
Town Crier and Hot Cider


Beekman House Holiday Tours & St. Joseph’s Rectory
Open House


Small Treasures Exhibit, Art Presence Art Center

Special Events
Saturday, November 26

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Mini-Nativity Exhibit – The Woodcarving Place
Merchant Open House
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Sunday, November 27

Join us for the 25th annual

Mini-Nativity Exhibit – The Woodcarving Place

Saturday, December 3

Providence Festival of Trees

10:00 am

Victorian Christmas Parade
Mini-Nativity Exhibit – The Woodcarving Place

Sunday, December 4
1:00pm-5:00 pm

Come to the festival and enjoy:
Teddy Bear

Gift Shop

with Santa

New Interactive

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Radiological Group

Murphy Company

Gala Night
Wednesday, Nov. 30
5:30 – 10 p.m. (21+ event)

Medical Group

Credit Service

Holiday Party
Thursday, Dec. 1
6 – 10 p.m. (21+ event)

Mini-Nativity Exhibit – The Woodcarving Place

Saturday, December 10

Bark Carved Gnome Village
Bob Haworth (of The Kingston Trio) in Concert – Old City Hall
Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon Chamber Music
Concert, Historic Presbyterian Church

Sunday, December 11

Bark Carved Gnome Village – The Woodcarving Place

Sponsored by Southern Oregon Credit Service

For tickets and information, visit
or call 541-732-5193

Saturday, December 17
10:00am-5:00 pm
1:00 pm

Public viewing
Friday, Dec. 2

Sunday, Dec. 4

Sunday, December 18

Seniors Free Day:

Kids Free Day:

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10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 3
9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Admission prices:
$5 for general admission;
$3 for ages 2 - 12; $3 for ages 60+
Proceeds benefit programs and
services supported by

Bark Carved Gnome Village
Minstrel Streams in Concert – Old City Hall
Princess Court at Bigham Knoll Ballroom
Bark Carved Gnome Village – The Woodcarving Place

Saturday, December 24 – Christmas Eve
11:00am-3:00 pm

Christmas Movie Matinee

Sunday, December 25 – Christmas Day
Monday, December 26 - Boxing Day

Beekman House Holiday Tours
Holidays at Hanley Farm

Tuesday, December 27


Holidays at Hanley Farm

The Unfettered Critic

by Paula Block Erdmann & Terry Erdmann


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The Magnificent Twenty-One


ne of our edicts is: “Don’t
the film, the scenery brings to mind the
remake Hollywood’s great
stark majesty of settings for The Searchers,
classics; remake the movies
The Wild Bunch, and Duel in the Sun. The
that had the potential to be great but
beautiful vistas lull us into the mood of
were screwed up in some way.” Cases
those classics. Then there’s the casting.
in point: remakes of The Karate Kid, King
Denzel Washington flawlessly fills the
Kong (twice),
Psycho, and
The Pink
held by
Mifune and
each did a
Brynner. As
disservice to
the leader
the originals.
who gathers
So it was
up his
with great
small army
of misfit
that we
Sam Emerson/MGM and Columbia Pictures.
into Tinseltown to watch the latest
demonstrates why he has become not
rendition of The Magnificent Seven. To
only one of our biggest stars, but one of
our surprise, it works—and works
our greatest actors. (There’s a difference,
you know.) His presence dominates the
This is doubly odd, because the first
screen, so when his disheveled posse
American version bearing this title was
willingly follows him into a certain-death
a remake as well, of a great Japanese
situation, we willingly tag along.
film. In 1954, Akira Kurosawa coThe 1960 film hinted at its samurai
wrote and directed his masterpiece,
origins with the blade-wielding agility of
The Seven Samurai. It’s the story of a
the character played by James Colburn.
motley group of warriors, led by actor
This new version expands on that
Toshiro Mifune, who honor a village's
homage with a fascinating character
request for protection from bandits.
played by South Korean actor Lee ByungThe experienced fighters teach the
hun, a one-man samurai army, skilled
townspeople to defend themselves. Of
in blades, bullets, and physical combat.
course, there is a huge battle, with a
Another character from the two previous
bittersweet victory at the end.
versions, played in l960 by Robert
Students of film universally rank The
Vaughn, is a drunk who appears to be a
Seven Samurai as one of the greatest
coward. Vaughn’s character-flaw wasn’t
films of all time. So when director John
fully explained, but this time, with Ethan
Sturges (The Great Escape) used it as a
Hawke wearing the role, an evident
blueprint for his 1960 remake, he was
severe case of PTSD (from serving in
taking a magnificent chance. Armed with
the Civil War) explains a great deal, and
a fast-moving screenplay, he brilliantly
brings a relevance to the character and
chose Yul Brynner for the Mifune role,
the movie that was missing before.
and rounded out his cast with the likes
The Magnificent Seven isn’t the first
of Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson,
movie inspired by Akira Kurosawa.
Robert Vaughn, and James Colburn.
Writer and director George Lucas based
Adapting their character portrayals
part of his story for the original Star Wars
from those in Kurosawa’s classic, the
film on Kurosawa’s great samurai film
Hollywood group created a classic that
The Hidden Fortress. And Sergio Leone
stands on its own. Happily, nothing at
helped make Clint Eastwood a superstar
all was lost in translation.
when he adapted Kurosawa’s Yojimbo
So how can a remake of a remake rate
into A Fistful of Dollars.
our recommendation? In the beginning
Perhaps we should change our edict to:
there is the western. Director Antoine
“unless they’re inspired by Kurosawa.”
Fuqua (Training Day) reportedly loves
Paula and Terry each have long impressivewesterns, and it shows. The story is
sounding resumes implying that they are
set in the American southwest (he shot
battle-scarred veterans of life within the
portions in the New Mexico desert) in the Hollywood studios. They’re now happily
year 1879. Throughout the first third of
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Chamber Chat

by Tim Balfour, Executive Director
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce


e wanted
to share
information about
the upcoming Victorian Christmas
Celebration. Planning for this event goes
on throughout the year and actually
starts as we are receiving comments
during the event of the previous year.
Victorian Christmas embraces our
small-town charm and our history. This
is a cherished tradition for many people
right here in Jacksonville and the entire
Rogue Valley community and serves as a
wonderful memory-making opportunity.
Some people have commented that
Jacksonville wasn’t really a Victorian
town, but the name is a convenient shorthand way to help people envision the era.
The celebration kicks-off with
the Christmas Tree Lighting and
Community Caroling the Saturday after
Thanksgiving. We are making some
changes to accommodate the larger
crowds this event has been attracting.
The stage will be higher and the sound
system expanded so that everyone will be
aware of the entertainment. We are also
amping-up the lights on the tree!
This is really a fun, easily-accessible
event that serves as the focal point
for a great evening experience for all
Jacksonville has to offer. The shops stay
open later for your shopping pleasure,
and of course there is a great selection of
restaurants where you will enjoy dining.
For the second year, we will have the

A Personal Letter from David Arrasmith
Hello Neighbor,
My name is David Arrasmith and
I have been Jackson County Deputy
Assessor since 1985. Since then I have
personally talked, texted, or emailed
with many of you. You have invited me
into your homes and businesses. I have
listened to your questions and concerns
and have always responded to the best of
my ability. If I didn’t have the answer at
that moment I would research the answer
and get back to you. For those of you I
haven’t had the honor of meeting, thank
you for visiting here. I sincerely thank the
voters that supported me in the primary
election and ask for your vote in the
November 8th general election.
As you know, home, apartment and
business owners are affected by property
taxes. A tenant’s rent is even affected
by property taxes. The Assessor’s job
is to accurately and fairly appraise all
property types found in Jackson county

so that no one pays more than their fair
share. I have the training and skills to
appraise all property types as shown in
the ad in this issue. The Assessor needs
to be both responsive as well as available
to citizens’ questions and concerns.
Since November of 2015, I have
regularly met with taxpayers in public
meetings, to answer their questions and
listen to their concerns.
Jackson County deserves an assessor
with experience! I would consider it an
honor and a privilege to serve as your
next Jackson County Assessor. I have
the extensive experience needed and
a passion for serving our community.
Please take the time to visit my website,, to check out the facts
and reasons I am your optimal choice. I
look forward to having the honor to serve
you. Thank you for your consideration
and your vote.
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Holly Jolly Trolley. It will be festooned
with greenery and red ribbons as well
as sleigh-bells and will provide on-off
service with stops at several locations
around town. The loops provide easier
access to all of the Victorian Christmas
events and activities. Please note that I
am being optimistic that we will have the
trolley back by then!
Even though the Chamber of
Commerce is a primary driver behind
the celebration, many other entities are
also involved. Historic Jacksonville,
Friends of St. Joseph Rectory and
Art Presence Art Center as well as
individual businesses and community
organizations all add to the celebration
through their own offerings.
If you haven’t toured the Beekman
House, be sure to take advantage of their
special holiday-themed tours which
highlight the Christmas traditions from the
Victorian era. The Woodcarving Place will
feature a display of miniature nativities on
the first two weekends, and an exhibit of a
Bark Carved Gnome Village on the last two
weekends. And Art Presence offers “Small
Treasures” for those who want to give the
gift of art from a local artist.
As we finalize plans, we will be
updating the comprehensive list of
events and activities online at www. See schedule on
page 10. You can also sign up to volunteer
to help with the trolley or be one of the
caroling groups on the weekends.


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On Money & More: The Glass Half Empty?
An Optimist’s View of the Election
by Erich & Matt Patten, Cutler Investment Group


uccessful investors must remain
optimistic. It can be quite
challenging at times, especially in a
world so full of negative rhetoric, terrorism,
and of disagreement. Ultimately, the
question of Hillary or Donald is temporal
and America will continue forward.
However, politics and policies matter
and can have profound impacts on the
economy. How do each of these candidates
compare regarding economic issues?
Taxes and trade are the two current
policy choices that have the most
profound impact on the economy. Taxes
are complex, and their impacts are often
hotly debated. However, one thing is
certain: The flexibility of reform for either
candidate is limited. The liabilities of
the US Government continue to exist,
and both candidates have had limited
discourse on reforming expenditures.
Therefore, one may believe that the top
1% or the bottom 99% should carry a
greater burden, but the burden remains.
Fairness is not the primary determination
of economic growth.
Trade, however, is another matter.
On this issue, this election has become
decidedly protectionist. This has true
economic repercussions, and in Cutler’s
view, denies the reality that no other
country has benefitted more than ours
from free and open trade. On this matter,
Hillary has seemingly more in common
with the Republicans in Congress than
Donald. And on this matter, we believe
there is great economic risk. A trade war
with China is, in Cutler’s view, the wrong
policy toward America’s most important
global partner in the 21st century.
Make no mistake—this election will
have real consequences. Despite the trite
nature of the campaigning, the outcomes
vary greatly. But, as investors we look
for optimism and we find it in the
following places:

There is no better country to invest.
Our markets are liquid, generally hold less
risk, and have many of the world’s most
successful companies.
There is no more stable political system
globally. Despite political uncertainty, we
know that our democratic structure is stable.
There is no country with a more
well-defined rule of law. Just look at how
complex our tax code is!
There is no country with as many
resources to build and grow a business.
After all, companies around the globe want a
footprint in the US consumer market.
Notwithstanding the unknowns of this
current election, in Cutler’s view these
statements will remain true whoever
assumes the Presidency.
All opinions and data included in this commentary are as of October
10th, 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.

Matthew Patten is CEO and Investment
Portfolio Manager. He is a graduate of
Jacksonville Elementary School and South
Medford High School. Matt earned BA
degrees in Economics and Environmental
Geo-Sciences from Boston College and a
MBA from the University of Chicago.
Erich Patten is President and Chief
Investment Officer. He is a graduate of
Jacksonville Elementary School and South
Medford High School. Erich earned a BS
in Economics from the Wharton School,
University of Pennsylvania, and a Masters in
Public Policy from the University of Chicago.
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A Personal Letter from Jeff Thomas
As you may know, I am running for
County Commissioner. Although many
voters do not know the duties of a
County Commissioner, in some ways the
commission makes decisions that impact
the lives of Jackson County residents
more than state or federal government.
Jackson County Commissioners are
responsible for everything from mosquito
abatement to county roads to mental health.
And, in conjunction with city jurisdictions,
they are also responsible for urban sprawl,
often onto farmland. I understand why
developers choose to sprawl our cities rather
than re-develop crumbling city centers, after
all, the land is often flat and unencumbered.
Simply put: it’s cheaper to do so.
But when we push our cities out, when
we place affordable housing in remote
segments of the county, we consign lowincome people to drive, live away from
public transportation, schools, and parks,
and to reside in food deserts. In doing so,
we also threaten the very fabric that holds
our communities together: family farms.
There is no greater issue before the
county in this election cycle than how
we grow; and we are growing. As Chair
of the Medford School Board for the
last four years, I am familiar with the
issues our families face as rents rise

and cost of living soars. Planning for
growth by encouraging cities to infill and
redevelop crumbling buildings, rather
than gobbling up farmland strengthens
an economy and offers housing close to
existing infrastructure.
I believe that good public schools and
libraries bring families and businesses to
our area, not cheap land and crumbling
infrastructure. You will not find realtors
or developers among my contributors,
nor other special interest groups with
business before the Commission. You will
find a lot of individual citizens who care
deeply about our county and how it will
look in twenty years.
Personally, I believe County
Commissioner should be a non-partisan
position. It’s not about what party you
belong to. It’s about bringing community
leaders together to solve problems that are
bigger than a single school district, city or
county agency to solve. I may not have all
the answers, especially on complex issues
like land use, but I do know how to bring
people together to solve problems under
a collaborative leadership model. I have
done it on the Medford School Board, and
with your support on November 8th, I
will do it as Commissioner.
Jeff Thomas

“Thank you” to the men and women of our Building Community who work
so hard for all of us. In an industry that changes as quickly as the weather,
your Developers and Contractors work with service and product suppliers
every day to create the buildings we need for our growing community.
From dawn till dusk nearly every day, you’ll see your construction
professionals building safe and sustainable homes, schools, churches,
stores and more for you and your family. Every new project lifts our local
economy with jobs and property value improvements that benefit everyone.
The Southern Oregon Builders Association is here to serve our neighbors and
build a stronger and safer community with every new or remodeled project.
This time of year we remember that we are grateful for the beauty around us,
grateful for our community and grateful for our safety and health. Thank you
for supporting SOBA as we all work to build a better future for all of us.

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YES on Ballot Measure 15-164!

Many of us learned history as names, dates, places, and
battles, memorized and regurgitated for a test, and then
promptly forgotten. But that’s only a very small part of history.
History is really about people and their stories!
The only things I remember from
a U.S. History course is that there
were four cows for every person in
Vermont, and the Scotch-Irish who
settled the Carolinas kept the Sabbath
and everything else they could lay
their hands on. That was what I
found interesting.
Southern Oregon can boast a
fascinating regional history: Native
Americans who thrived on nature’s
abundance; settlers who pursued the
opportunity for free land and new
lives; miners drawn by the glitter of
gold; gamblers and courtesans who
sought the riches of others; merchants
who built fortunes supplying the
miners and settlers; priests and
ministers spreading the Word of God
and the influence of their churches;
conflicts between natives and
newcomers; advances in transportation
that spurred growth and reshaped the
region; 20th Century gold in the form
of orchards and timber; and the history
we continue to make today.
Our local history includes priceless
stories about people, art, music,
architecture, transportation, industry,
fashion, agriculture, literature, and so
much more.
We do ourselves and our children
a disservice when we reduce the rich
fabric of our heritage to dry facts.
Rudyard Kipling said, “If history were
taught in the form of stories, it would
never be forgotten.”
That’s the goal of 15 Jackson County
historical and genealogical societies
that have united as the Rogue Valley
Heritage District. Through museums,

collections, artifacts, crafts, programs,
events, and activities, they seek to
bring local history to life, to preserve
it and share our priceless stories with
residents and visitors alike.
District organizations include:
Applegate Historical Society
Big Butte Historical Society
Buncom Historical Society
Eagle Point Museum
Gold Hill Historical Society & Museum
Historic Jacksonville, Inc.
Lake Creek Historical Society
McKee Bridge Historical Society
Phoenix Historical Society
Rogue Valley Genealogical Society
Southern Oregon Historical Society
Southern Oregon Railway Historical Society
Talent Historical Society
Upper Rogue Historical Society
Woodville Museum
Ballot Measure 15-164 asks you
for 5 cents per $1,000 of assessed
property value—an average of $8 or
three cups of coffee each year—to
cover the basic operating costs of
these societies. It allows them to pay
the rent and keep the doors open
so they can focus on expanding and
enhancing their programming. An
independent board that you elect
ensures district autonomy.
A Rogue Valley Heritage District
will benefit every community in
Jackson County by enhancing tourism,
child and adult education, the arts
and more, sharing the stories and
collections that reflect our history!
Carolyn Kingsnorth

Please vote YES on Ballot Measure 15-164!
The photos at left share some of Historic Jacksonville, Inc.’s programs which
the ballot measure would enhance. From top to bottom:
Beekman Bank Tours with docent Susan Rayls welcoming two guests to
the oldest bank in the Pacific Northwest;
Beekman House Victorian Theme Tours with Theresa Schumacher
demonstrating “Victorian Etiquette,” and Kristen Sullivan talking about
“Victorian Medical Practices”;
Beekman House 1932 Living History Tours with Lynn Ransford and
Rob Hight portraying Carrie and Ben Beekman;
Beekman House Victorian Christmas with Maddy Schwartz playing
Christmas carols and Gayle Lewis offering guests one of Mrs. Beekman’s
sugar cookies;
Jacksonville Haunted History Walking Tours, history tours about real
hauntings from past events; and
Pioneer History in Story & Song featuring David Gordon sharing the
music of the late 1800s and the stories behind the songs.


News from the Friends of
Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery

Digging Jacksonville: Pressed Glass


by Chelsea Rose

uring our excavations into the
Chinese Quarter, we got a peek
into the pantry of a household
occupied by Chinese residents in 1888.
On the shelves, we found a variety of
glass and ceramic tableware that was
used to prepare meals, serve food and
drinks, and even items brought out
for times of celebration. While we all
can relate to this suite of household
goods, as history sleuths, we are always
looking for some of the unique, practical,
or inventive ways people expressed
themselves through how they use the
everyday items in their home. Many of
us have turned a vintage bottle or old
Mason jar into a flower vase, or filled a
pickle jar with nails or buttons. Many of
these actions can be invisible a century
later, so it is particularly cool when
we can get clues about creativity and
self-expression from an archaeological
excavation into an historic home.
I have chosen two pressed glass items
that help us connect with the individual
or individuals living on Main Street more
than a century ago. Pressed glass tableware
came in a variety of forms, and has been
a popular table setting for decades. Its
earliest incarnation, leaded glass, was
modeled after cut crystal, making that
coveted tableware more affordable for
the average family. During the Civil War,
lead was needed in large volume, and the
recipe was tweaked—the result was an
even less expensive material that could be
molded into a variety of intricate patterns
and vessel forms. Pressed glass dishes
have been recovered from archaeological
sites across the region—and I bet most of
you have seen the nineteenth century, or
the later more colorful twentieth century
version called Depression Glass, amongst
your family treasures.
Our first featured pressed glass artifact
was a goblet embossed with “Happy New
Year!” While this goblet was likely created
to commemorate the first day of the year
according to the Gregorian calendar
used in America, the celebratory cup was
perhaps repurposed for the February
celebrations of the New Year according
to the Chinese lunar calendar. These
celebrations were, and continue to be, an
important part of life in Jacksonville.
We also found several fragments
of a pressed glass footed compote, or
bowl, with a design known as "Viking,"
"Bearded Head," or "Old Man of the
Mountain," manufactured by Hobbs,
Brockunier and Co. circa 1876. These
footed bowls were often used to serve
compotes (a sugary fruit mixture),
however, photographs suggest that this

dish might have instead been used to
plant narcissus bulbs.
The popular Narcissus flower (Narcissus
tazetta subspecies chinensis) was reportedly
referred to as seui sin faa (water immortal
flowers), and shipped to Oregon in bulb
form where it could be easily rooted in
a shallow dish with small pebbles and
water. A photograph of local Jacksonville
business owner Toy Kee, shows a cluster
of narcissus grown for the Chinese New
Year in a footed compote bowl similar to
the one we recovered.
The presence of these artifacts within
the household of a Chinese resident of
Jacksonville helps us get a glimpse of the
types of items that filled up the homes of
community members in the past. Even
though both of the above items could
have been used as part of the Chinese
New Year celebrations, they nonetheless
fall within the details of our everyday
lives that so often go undocumented.
Until the archaeologists come and dig
them up, that is!

This photograph is a close-up of one the
fragments of the Viking footed compote dish
found in the Jacksonville Chinese Quarter.

by Dirk J. Siedlecki, President – FOJHC


Kandee and Mike McClain with granddaughters, Brooke and Morgan.

hank you to all who were able
to join us on Saturday, October
1 for our annual fall Community
Clean-up Day of the Cemetery grounds.
While the turnout was smaller than
normal, the energy level was high!
Perhaps the donuts helped, or that
the rain held, or just the fact of being
together and working on a worthwhile
project. The group raked and bagged
67 large trash bags of leaves in the City
Section while Steve Casaleggio worked
up in the Improved Order of Red Men
Section blowing leaves into piles. Mike
and Kandee McClain brought their lovely
granddaughters, Brooke and Morgan,
along, as a way to give a little service
time back to the community. My sincere
appreciation to you all for helping out
and for all that you do for the community
and making it the special place that it is.

Spoon River Anthology—As I write
this, we are just a couple of days away
from our Opening Night and first
weekend of nine performances of Spoon
River Anthology. Needless to say, I am
both excited and nervous at the same
time. I can't begin to tell you how hard
this cast has worked in preparing for this
production and all the personal sacrifices
they have made to make it happen.
Thank you to all who purchased tickets
supporting the work of The Friends of
Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery and the
entire cast of Spoon River Anthology.
I look forward to providing you with
additional details in the December issue.
I wish you all a very Happy
Thanksgiving with family and friends.
Dirk J. Siedlecki,
President - FOJHC
Photo by Mary Siedlecki.

Holiday Wreath-Making at Hanley Farm!

This photograph by Peter Britt shows
local business owner Toy Kee with a
collection of narcissus bulbs. If you look
closely, the bulb cluster on the pedestal is
rooted within a pressed glass dish similar
to the one we recovered. Photograph
courtesy of the Southern Oregon
Historical Society.

Kick-off the Yuletide Season at
Hanley Farm! Begin by creating your
holiday wreath using bases made from
all-natural materials cut fresh from the
farm. And, a special treat, straight from
the North Pole—Santa Claus accepted
our invitation, AND he’s bringing his
favorite helper-Elf with him! What a
festive day! Make a holiday wreath! Visit
with Santa! Food! Children’s activities!
November 26th, 11:00am-3:00pm.
Admission: FREE! Wreath-Making
Kits/$15 (SOHS Members/$10)
Hanley Farmhouse Tours/$5 (SOHS

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Community Center Communiqué

Mayor Paul Becker – Incumbent

News Updates on the Jacksonville Community Center
by David Doi

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

"Life is a Challenge. Meet It"
I'm not certain that Mother Theresa
had the Jacksonville Community Center
(JCC) in mind when she made this
statement, but it is absolutely applicable
to the $40,000 Challenge Grant that JCC
received from the Collins Foundation in
August. If individuals and businesses
from the community contribute $40,000
by December 1, 2016, the Collins
Foundation will award JCC an additional
$40,000 as a match.

As of early October, (when this article
went to press) just under $16,000 had
been raised toward the challenge from
more than two dozen donors. As you
can see from the pie chart above, that's
nearly 40% of our goal. We have received
a few large four figure contributions in
addition to many smaller donations.
Every gift—large and small—will get
us closer to the $40,000 goal. But time is
running out so we need you to write a
check today or go online to cedarson4th.
org to join your neighbors in making a
donation with a credit card or through
PayPal. Remember, no donation is too
small or too large. As a final push to meet
the Collins Foundation goal we cite the
following thought:

"Challenges are what make life
interesting; overcoming them is what
makes life meaningful."
Meeting the Collins challenge will
make more than a meaningful dent in our
overall fundraising efforts.
As you can see in the second chart
below, JCC is well on its way toward its
overall goal of $828,000. More important,
the completed 3000 square foot center,
located at 4th Street and Main, will have
a dramatic and meaningful impact on life
in Jacksonville: from the family events,
wedding receptions and intimate live
performances that will be held in the
Great Room, to the music and exercise
programs for preschoolers, theater and
art instruction for children, writing and
exercise classes for adults, and service
club functions that will be held in the
meeting rooms. Imagine what this center
can mean for our area—the possibilities
are endless.
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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 53 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

In Support of the New Charter
by Steve Casaleggio, Council Candidate
I was privileged to act as secretary in
drafting the proposed, new Jacksonville
charter. As the time for voters to cast
ballots approaches, I must respond to some
misconceptions about the new charter.
Don’t Need a New Charter! Some critics
dismiss the new charter as unnecessary.
Yes, We Do. The current charter dates
from 1953, contains numerous obsolete,
conflicting, legally unenforceable and
obstructive provisions that seriously
hamper Jacksonville’s ability to efficiently
respond effectively to the needs of its
citizens in the 21st century. The new
charter is based almost entirely on the
League of Oregon Cities’ Model Charter
now being used successfully by most
of the State’s chartered cities. It was not
scratch-built by the council. The new
charter not only conforms to federal and
state mandates, it provides the flexibility
to be implemented by ordinance or
resolution, as the City’s needs change.
For example, the current charter
includes the job description of the
Municipal Court Judge. Under it, if even
a minor change in that job description
is needed, the council must write an
amendment, hold public hearings
on it, approve it, vote to approve it
as a ballot measure, and then wait
and pay for the next election for the
voters to approve that change. That
is not efficient governance! Under the
new charter, a resolution (publicly
available) making the change would be
drafted, discussed in open council and
voted upon. Simple and efficient.
Constitution? Some claim that a charter
is a “constitution,” like the constitution of
the United States. As such, it cannot not be
discarded or suffer an extensive re-write.
Any changes needed should be done as
piecemeal amendments.
Wrong. Today, in Oregon and most
states, cities are “municipal corporations”
engaged in the business of governing,
with their councils as boards of directors
with their citizens the shareholders. As
such, a charter is more akin to corporate
articles of incorporation and bylaws
providing the general authorities for a
city’s operation.
For example, Oregon’s capital
Salem’s charter states that it is “…

municipal corporation with the name City
of Salem.” It is the same for ten other
historic cities throughout Oregon. The
Model Charter does not refer to the
document as a “constitution.”
In legal theory, a chartered city
obtains is authority from and under the
state’s constitution. Oregon Constitution
Article IV, Section 1a (1906) and Section
1(5) (1968) permits “the legal voters
of every city…to enact and amend their
municipal charter, …”
Salaries? Some cry that Section 9.1,
stating in part: “By resolution, the Council
may provide for monetary stipends for
the Mayor and Councilors and/or for
reimbursement of actual and necessary
expenses incurred in pursuit of City
business,” gives elected officers salaries.
Wrong. It is NOT a green light for the
Council to approve salaries for itself. The
reimbursement of expenses is taken from
the Model Charter and current practice.
The “stipend” authority was intended
to cover extraordinary circumstances
where a Councilor or Mayor was unable
to fully discharge official duties because
of the inability to pay for the care for
a child, spouse or elderly relative or
would otherwise be forced to leave work,
without pay.
As the duties of elected officials
become more complex and time
consuming, getting competent citizens
to serve becomes increasingly difficult
if they must suffer financial hardship to
do so. This provision is not automatic,
requires Council approval and is
consistent with modern, enlightened
social practice.
Undue Influence? Complainers argue
Section 7.9 allows summary sacking of
elected officials.
Wrong. Taken from the Model
Charter, this provision provides a
meaningful remedy against abuses of
power and conflicts of interest, while
enhancing transparency in government.
Elected officials are free to discuss any
matter with appointees in open session.
Under it, the council must first establish
rules and hold a public hearing about
possible removal action.
Steve Casaleggio, Council Candidate

Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:00pm
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 4:00pm

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

541-899-1231 •
PLANNING DEPARTMENT HOURS - Direct #: 541-899-6873
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
& Friday 8:30am-2:00pm
Wednesday: Closed to Public

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

CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, November 1, 6:00pm (OCH)
PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, November 9, 6:00pm (OCH)
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, November 15, 6:00pm (OCH)
HARC: Wednesday, November 16, 6pm (OCH)

For Jacksonville City Council Meeting Minutes, Agendas/Packets and Audio Files,
please visit 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



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.

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

September 14 to October 12, 2016
Call Type – Total Calls
911 Hang-Up - 1
Abandoned Vehicle - 1
Alarm - 3
Animal Complaint - 8
Assault - 2
Assist - Other Gov't/Law
Enforcement Agencies - 72
Assist Public - 9
Assist Medical - 6
Bar Check - 2
Burglary - 2
City Ordinance - 6
Civil - 4
Custody Detox - 1
Disorderly Conduct - 2
Driving While Suspended - 1
Fraud - 1


Fugitive/Warrant - 1
Hit & Run - 1
House Check - 97
Larceny-Theft - 2
Motor Vehicle Collision - 3
Noise - 3
Parking Complaint - 2
Property Lost/Found - 2
Public Safety - 1
Subpoena Service - 1
Suicidal Subject - 1
Suspicious - 12
Traffic/Roads - Other - 3
Trespass - 1
Unauthorized Entry/Use Motor
Vehicle - 3
Welfare Check - 3


Letters to the Editor in Support of Jocie Wall for Mayor
I moved from Los Angeles to Jacksonville 16 years ago and knew I found home.
The towns charm, green spaces, sense of community, music and art have continued
to inspire me. As this town continues to grow, I know my concerns are also Jocie's
concerns and I appreciate her commitment to listening to each of us. That is why I'll be
voting for Jocie Wall-The Citizen's Mayor!
Patti Perez
Thanks to Whit Parker for offering all of us an opportunity to have a voice in the
Jacksonville Review, as we decide the future of our local government. I have lived in
Jacksonville, as a home owner, for 18 years and I love this little town! I also have
concerns for how we grow and how we preserve our uniquely historic relevance, with
concerns for safety, Firewise programs, water conservation and community support. I
have supported the addition of a dog park, to support community, tourism, and social
involvement for our fury friends and their people. I know these are issues that Jocie
takes to heart and will address with an open door conversation.
I support Jocie Wall....The Citizen's Mayor!
Jan Cunningham
When Jocie Wall bravely threw her hat in the ring, she gave us the gift of choice.
We ask you to join us in exercising the power of choice by voting "yes" for Jocie
Wall as the "CITIZEN'S MAYOR". Quite often, as city council member, her carefully
deliberated "no" votes reflected the views of many, many citizens. Jocie's commitment
to team leadership will encourage and support citizens views as Jacksonville moves
forward. Let's keep the city of Jacksonville inclusive not exclusive.
Harvey and April Bower, Jacksonville
Residing and operating a business in Jacksonville for 26 years, we support and
endorse Jocie Wall for Mayor of Jacksonville. We have known Jocie and her family
for 16 years and know she would bring her knowledge and perseverance to better
Jacksonville for businesses and its’ citizens. She is a fiscal conservative and has served
the City of Jacksonville as a diligent council member. She will serve and guide as
mayor with careful and intelligent thought.
David and Ronit Gibb
We know Jocie as a respected friend and neighbor of the highest integrity. She
cares deeply about preserving Jacksonville’s special historic small town character,
striving to carefully manage growth that might irreversibly threaten quality of life.
She is dedicated to being a guardian of the public’s interest, demanding government
transparency and soliciting citizen input on all major policy proposals. She is never
afraid to ask tough cost benefit questions as to the need and impact of council actions.
Jill and Terry Swain
I support Josie Wall's bid in the Mayoral race for Jacksonville.
In my view Josie's continued stand in opposition to our current mayor's autocratic
management style and outright disregard for public process is admirable.
Josie is consistent in bringing alternate views on issues of public policy and
planning, an important component in fostering conversations to bring a well thought
out and positive outcome to address the needs of our Community.
The importance of an active Council debate with input from the citizenry in regards
to the development of public policies and planning are not only mandated by our
state wide planning goals but are important to build community and an ongoing
dialogue with the citizenry.
The elimination, inactivation and paring down of important decision making
commissions and committees have come to be commonplace. The proposed revision
to the City Charter is a good example of the push to concentrate power at the top;
Josie has come out in opposition to this change.
The great thing about living in a small town is that we can all have a say in the way
our community moves forward, opportunities should be nurtured not diminished.
Josie has worked to nurture the democratic process in our town and has not been
deterred in her pursuit.
John Dodero
Jacksonville resident and business owner/operator for 39 years. Former Jacksonville Council
President, Planning Commission and HARC chair, serving over 25 years.
I'm endorsing Josie Wall for Jacksonville mayor. Wall's a neighbor, a close
contemporary, and a fellow parent whose focus is largely on children's welfare, traffic
safety, city codes, and, my favorite, general friendliness—in addition, there's the three
and a half years of city council experience, the Firewise program advocacy, the traffic
safety implementation which gave us much-needed additional stop signs, and the aid
to neighbors with land use issues. An accomplished, energetic, willing listener, Wall
will do us proud as mayor.
Rick Williams
I would like to endorse Jocie Wall for mayor of Jacksonville so the many
townspeople who are voting for her can be fairly represented in the Review.
I encourage your vote for Jocie Wall because she is, and will continue to be our
citizen's advocate. As a successful business owner and mother, she is savvy, perceptive,
knowledgeable about budgeting, and fair. Her professional service as our council member
for the last 4 years has proven that she is a seeker of facts and truth before voting, she
shows patience and diplomacy when dealing with adverse or hostile situations, she can be
tough and tenacious when it's required, and she is thoughtful and kind always.
As our mayor she will be courteous and welcoming, and will seek your input when
town decisions need to be made. She will hear your voice.
Jacksonville is an enjoyable little gem of a town, which is why we all live here. Let's
keep it enjoyable for not only visitors and tourists, but but livable for residents too.
Vote Jocie Wall mayor.
Sincerely, Leona Sewitsky

Next Medford Food Project
Jacksonville Pickup Day:
Saturday, December 10th
(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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See the full schedule for Jacksonville's 2016 Victorian Christmas Celebration on page 10!

Jacksonville Art Events
November 2016
Art Presence Art Center
Small Treasures

November 5—December 31

Come to a festive reception for all the artists on
Saturday, November 5 from 1–4pm! During the
reception, Anna Elkins will read from her book of
poetry, “The Space Between” at 1:00 and Ginna
Gordon reads from her brand new novel, “Looking
for John Steinbeck” at 2:00.

Life Drawing Studio

Bring your sketchbook and pencil
and drop in for our weekly Figure
Drawing studio Mondays from 1–3
PM. Practice and improve your skills
by drawing professional models
every week! $10/session.
Autumn, by Anne Brooke

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
Medford Library: Watercolors by Linda Abblett
Exhibit of watercolor paintings now through December.
More paintings at

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
November 1–30:
Jessica Lee

Jessica Lee finds communicating through mixed media
empowering. It is the language that makes sense of her
emotions and dreams. She
thrives on combining colors,
mixing mediums & feeling
their textures on her hands.
Layers of hues and a touch
of whimsical mystery help
tell her story, and using
repurposed and ecological
materials inspires her and
gives new meaning to her designs. Being an art advocate
and teacher for children completes the picture of her life!
165 South Oregon Street ~ 541-899-8740

Photo courtesy of Jym Duane.

NOVEMBER 2016 Events Calender • More at
• 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.
• Thursday-Sunday, November 3-6: 10th
annual ashland culinary
festival, Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites. p29

• Saturday, November 5, 9:00am-4:30pm:
winter dreams/summer gardens
symposium. Jackson County Master Gardener
Association at the RCC/SOU Higher Education
Center in Medford. For details

• Saturday, November 26, 4:00-8:00pm:
jacksonville's victorian
christmas celebration merchant
open house & tree lighting, Downtown
Jacksonville. Tree lighting is at 5:30pm. p 10

• Saturday, November 5, 6:00pm: belles and
beaus 2nd annual victorian ball.
US Hotel Ballroom in Jacksonville. p 6

• Friday & Saturday, December 2 & 3, 10:00am3:00pm: jacksonville garden club
holiday greens sale,in the alcove near the
Jacksonville Post Office on North Oregon Street. p 7

• Friday, November 11, 11:00am:
jacksonville's veterans day
celebration, Pioneer Village Bistro restaurant
located at 805 N. 5th Street in Jacksonville. p 7
• Friday-Sunday, November 18-20: clayfolk
pottery show & sale, Brammo Building,
Talent (old Talent Walmart). p 9
• Friday, November 18, 7:00pm: movie night
boris karloff double feature at
old city hall, "Bedlam" and "The Man They
Couldn't Hang." p 23

ASHLAND: Nov. 11 · 7:30 pm
MEDFORD: Nov. 12 · 7:30 pm
GRANTS PASS: Nov. 13 · 3 pm

South Stage Cellars proudly presents a group exhibit of
art from all the artists we featured in the tasting room
throughout 2016. Join us for the reception! Meet the
artists while you enjoy live music, complimentary hors
d’oeuvres and wine tasting, tentatively scheduled for
Saturday, December 10, from 5:30–8pm.

LISZT: Mazeppa
Rhapsody on a
Theme of Paganini

Featured Website by Hannah West Design


• Friday, December 2, 5:00-7:00pm: 4th-annual
sock hop. Medford Senior Center. p 12
• Saturday, December 3, 10:00am: JACKSONVILLE'S
victorian christmas parade.
Downtown Jacksonville. p 10
• Weekends, December 3&4, 10&11, 17&18:
jacksonville's victorian christmas
celebration. Downtown Jacksonville. p 10

Please see all of our ads for more
activities and events!

This Month At
The Bella


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125 South Third Street ~ 541-899-9120


• Friday-Sunday, December 2-4: providence
festival of trees. Public Viewing. p 10

• Friday, November 18, 7:00pm: voices of the
applegate. Historic Presbyterian Church. Also
on Sunday, November 20, 3:00pm, Applegate River
Lodge. p 23

South Stage Cellars

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

• Friday & Saturday, November 25 & 26:
edenvale winery and voorhies
mansion annual open house,
Medford. p 23
• Saturday, November 26, 11:00am-3:00pm:
holiday wreath-making at hanley
farm. p 15

November 10–December 31
2016 Art in Review

• Friday-Sunday, November 25-27:
thanksgiving weekend at
weekend for wine, food and shopping! p 6

• Friday, November 4, 7:00-8:30pm: book
discussion group at jacksonville
library. A lively session on the highly-acclaimed
2016 novel, "The Underground Railroad," by Colson
Whitehead. The discussion, for participants who
have read the entire novel, will be facilitated by Mary
Lou Brophy. Space is limited to 12 so please call 336207-4212 to reserve your spot now!

Masterworks 2
After a fatal problem with her
website, master watercolorist
Catherine Anderson, AWS,
asked if I could rebuild and
redesign it for her. Of course
Yes was the answer, and I’m
particularly proud of this one.
Anderson is a prolific painter,
so while the website’s design
is now complete, we will add
more paintings to the image galleries over time. Has your
website suffered from a disaster? Contact Hannah West to
learn about your options for restoring or replacing it!

• Sunday, November 20, 11:00am-5:00pm:
Self-guided wine tour. p 24


Ghindin, piano

The Isle of the Dead
Tickets $15-$55
Youth (ages 6-18) $10

“A dynamic artist who wraps his heart
around lyrical phrases.” The Plain Dealer

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Art Presence member artists
have filled the gallery with
artworks sized and priced to
make perfect holiday gifts.
Artwork can be taken home
for wrapping when
purchased, and artists will
add new works throughout
the show to keep the gallery
well stocked for your
shopping pleasure.


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New Sounds for Voices of the Applegate

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Join us in the Bella Saloon & Patio
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3: 10 Barrel

10: Widmer/Square Mile
Voices of the Applegate is in its
fifteenth year, and as so many choirs in
Southern Oregon, has changed directions
and directors over the years.
The choir has now turned over a new
leaf by welcoming Harmony Sue Haynie
as its new director. Harmony admits that
she is not your conventional choir director
and prefers teaching many songs by rote,
especially songs in African and Eastern
European languages. She also loves folk
music represented in so many gospel
and Appalachian songs. She has a rich
background in singing and directing choirs.
Voices of the Applegate singers
rehearse for twelve weeks with the

goal to perform two free community
concerts in the Spring and Fall.
Upcoming concerts will be on Friday,
November 18th, at 7:00pm at the
Historic Presbyterian Church located
at 405 California Street in Jacksonville,
and on Sunday, November 20th, at
3:00pm, at the Applegate River Lodge
on Hwy 238. Voices will be performing
an eclectic mix to honor the season with
songs from Africa, Eastern Europe and
also contemporary American folk songs,
Appalachian, and gospel music.
The choir is looking forward to seeing
you at the concerts in November.

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Nov. 1 & 15: Cooking Classes with Chef
Doug in the Voorhies Mansion


Nov. 25 & 26: Annual Holiday Open
House at the Voorhies Mansion & EdenVale
Nov. 27: First of the Holiday Sunday
Brunch in the Voorhies Mansion
For reservations call 541-512-2955 x2 or reserve on-line

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Let's Talk Real Estate

by Graham Farran, Expert Properties

Moving Made Easy!


Sunday, Nov 20
11am - 5pm

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

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“Wine Country the way
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here’s nothing easy about
moving but there are some tips
that can make moving easier.
I have been a Realtor for 15 years and
have watched 1,000+ clients move. I’ve
also helped friends and family, and have
acquired a lot of ideas that make the
process smoother.
Here’s 6 tips that have made moving
much easier:
Come up With a Plan—Make a plan that
is easy, doesn’t overwhelm you and has a
comfortable timeline. Keep it simple. Give
yourself deadlines and work the plan.
Start Now—Start by interviewing
real estate brokers and choose one that
you’re comfortable with who can help
you select all the vendors. You can let
your Realtor be your
Project Manager and
help manage those
vendors. Get advice
from your Realtor,
and get a list of
contractors such
as painters, carpet
installers, gardeners,
movers and estate
liquidators to
prepare your
home for sale. Start
packing now. So
many times when
I bring an offer to
the sellers, their first
reaction is, “Oh no—we need to pack!”
If you pack a little each day over time, it
makes it a lot easier.
Get Rid of Stuff—This part paralyzes
some people who have a great attachment
to their belongings and have assigned
a sentimental value to them. You have
three options with your belongings:
move them, store them, or get rid of
them. There's great help available from
estate liquidators. They come in, mark
what you don’t want, then they sell it on
eBay, Amazon, or through an estate sale
or auction. If you can’t part with your
possessions, store them. This can really
help a lot of people who don’t want to
make a decision on what to get rid of.
After a year, go back to the public storage
and see if you really “need” anything in
storage or if it’s time to part with it.
Preparing Your House For-Sale—
Most houses I see don’t need much
preparation. You do need to complete
projects not completed, as no one wants
to buy someone else’s projects. This is not
the time to start major renovations. Focus

on the first impression such as fresh
carpet, fresh paint, fresh bark on garden
beds and fresh flowers at the entry. You
may have to do serious clean-up for
smoke or pet smells, or repair deferred
maintenance that’s obvious.
Selling Your Home—Vacant homes are
great and can be staged with furniture
that’s attractive. If you have the financial
resources to move before you sell, that’s
the best way to do it. You can get a
“bridge” loan that will help you buy your
next house, and then when you sell your
current house you pay off all or part of
the bridge loan. If you’re not in a position
to get a bridge loan and living in the
house when it goes up for sale, don't be
there when your house is shown—take

a walk or go to the neighbor's. Another
tip is to negotiate with the buyer to have
extra time after the close of the escrow to
stay in the house so you have more time
to move without feeling rushed.
Moving Day—Your Realtor can help
provide you with a list of movers. They
can simply load your boxes and move
them or they can help you sort, wrap,
pack, move and unpack! You’ll also need
to call and cancel all the utilities (garbage,
cable, internet, gas, electric, water). You
also need to call your insurance company
and cancel your home insurance but may
want to change it to a renter’s policy if
you are occupying after close. Lastly,
go online and do a change of address
with the post office as well as all your
magazines and newspapers.
Hopefully, these tips will make moving
Graham Farran is a broker with Expert
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Jacksonville. Please see their ad on the back
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by Brad Bennington, Executive Officer
Southern Oregon Builders Association

Wild Wines

Here’s a sampling of what the wineries poured and
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Spring pairings coming soon!
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Barrel sample: 2013 Sauvignon Blanc
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Only 4 years ago, our local construction
industry was in the grips of the worst
economic downturn in US history. Sales
of new homes were scarce and lenders
even scarcer. Qualified buyers were as
rare as butterflies in January and building
lots could be had for a song. Today,
we have multiple buyers competing
for homes while others are competing
for building lots! Developers and
builders are building as fast as they can.
Northgate Center is in full swing, a new
Costco is coming and good luck finding a
contractor that isn’t booked months out.
General construction demand is strong…
and we are grateful.
Remember interest rates 30 years ago?
Mortgages were a staggering 13% and
more. Today, lenders are offering loans
under 4%. No one knows how long these
bargain rates will last but isn’t it amazing
for now. This year, 24,000 people took
our Southern Oregon Tour of Homes,
partly driven by historically low housing
inventory. Our interest and appetite for

new housing continues to be very strong.
We are grateful.
Our industry still faces challenges and,
sadly, many of them come from our own
governmental rules, codes and fees that
change frequently. Affordable housing
begins with reasonable regulation and
SOBA is your voice for common sense
construction advocacy. SOBA works
every day for construction policy and
practices that are safe, sustainable and
affordable. The good news is that here
in Southern Oregon, we have a lot to be
thankful for. Our community and our
economy are growing and our local city
and county governments are much better
than most. The really good news is that all
of us working together really are making
things better for all of us. And for that, and
for all of you, we are very grateful.
Brad Bennington, Executive Officer
Southern Oregon Builders Association
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“To Everything There is a (Medicare) Season”
by Steve Yungen & Jeff Blum, Jones & Associates


here are only two main paths in
Medicare—Medicare Parts A and
B, perhaps with a Medigap Plan
and a stand-alone Prescription Drug Plan
(PDP), or a Medicare Advantage Plan that
usually incorporates a Part D Prescription
plan. It’s important to understand what
these various parts of Medicare cover and
how to use them.
October 15 thru December 7th is the
annual election period for Medicare
Advantage plans and Prescription Part D
plans. This means that for most Medicare
recipients, this is the only time of the year
that you are able to change your plans.
Medicare Advantage plans are private
insurance plans that work in place
of Medicare. They are often regional
plans offered in designated counties in a
particular state. Some are considered a PPO
(Preferred Provider Organization) that may
be used in or out of network throughout
the United States. Other plans may be
considered HMO (Health Maintenance
Organization) where services are only
available through the plan’s provider
network, except for emergencies.
Preventive services are usually
provided at no cost to the plan member,
but most services, such as doctor visits,
lab work and hospitalization will require
the member to pay a co-payment at the
time of service. Most Medicare Advantage
plans include prescription drug coverage
(Part D) as part of the plan design.
Stand-alone Part D prescription drug
plans are available, and can be changed
during the annual election period, as
well. Stand-alone Part D plans are meant
to be used alone with straight Medicare,
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because there are nearly 30 different
Part D plans from which to choose in the
state of Oregon. Plans work differently
and may cover different medications
(formulary). Plan design, formulary and
cost can change from year to year. That’s
why the annual election period exists…
to allow people to change plans to fit
the changes of the plans and changes in
member prescription use.
Our goal is to help our clients
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Water Rights in Oregon
by Sandy J. Brown

ater is an important resource
anywhere, and the Rogue
Valley is no exception.
During the heat of the summer, it is
relatively easy to see the lush green of
those properties with water rights versus
the brown fields of those without.
Those properties with water rights
have additional value, and deservedly
so, as under Oregon law, all water is
publicly owned. Generally speaking,
everyone must obtain a permit from
the Water Resources Department
(Department) to use water.
Oregon’s water law was first adopted
in 1909 and is based on the principle
of prior appropriation. This means the
first person who obtained a water right
is the last to be shut off in times of low
streamflow. A right to use water, once
perfected, is a valuable type of property
right that runs with the land when the
property is sold.
Some uses of water are exempt from the
requirement to obtain a permit, including:
• Use of a natural spring if the spring
does not flow off the property
• Use of water to water animals into a
tank or trough
• Collection and use of rainwater
from a surface like a parking lot or a
building’s roof
• Watering of not more than ½ acre of
lawn or a garden with a domestic well
• Use of a well for domestic purposes
up to 15,000 gallons per day
Exempt uses are allowed only if water
is available and used for a beneficial
purpose without waste. It should be
noted that wells supplying water for
exempt uses must still comply with State
well standards.
If a property does not have a water
right but water is available, you can
apply for a permit to obtain a water
right. To obtain a permit, you must first
file an application with the Department
to use water. Once a permit is granted,
you must construct a water system
and begin using water. You must next
hire a certified water right examiner to
inspect and submit a map and report to





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the Department. If water has been used
according to the provisions of the permit,
a water right certificate is issued. The
water right will continue to be valid as
long as the water is used according to the
provisions of the water right at least once
every five years.
A water right certificate will not
guarantee water. Prior appropriation
means that water can be diverted only
to the extent that it is available. The
amount of water available depends on
both the water supply and the needs of
other senior water rights. The priority
of water users is determined by the
water use date.
Normally, water rights are attached
to the land described by the right; when
that land is sold the water right is sold,
along with the land, to the new owner.
However, exceptions do exist.
In any instance, like other valuable
property rights, it makes sense to know
the law when applying for a water
right, contesting someone else’s water
right, defending your water right, or
transferring water rights. With a little
diligence, you can assure that your
property will have the right to continue
to use water in the future.
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a real estate broker and land use planner with
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Changes in Bloom at Beekman Arboretum
Walking through the CC Beekman
Arboretum, noticeable changes are under
way. The trails have a fresh layer of
decomposed granite. The once-exposed
slope next to the waterfall is terraced
and prepped for native plantings. A new
natural sitting area has been sculpted
with large boulders. Because of the
hours of volunteer work, the overgrown
arboretum is taking shape.
This past summer and fall, the Friends
of the Arboretum held monthly
clean-up days. The support from local
organizations, businesses and the City
of Jacksonville has kept the momentum
moving forward. For the winter months,

we will be taking a break from the
physical labor and let nature take over.
The rain and cooler weather will let the
decomposed granite settle and the new
native plantings take root.
We encourage you to explore the
CC Beekman Arboretum. For the
plant enthusiast, there are many great
examples of native species. For hikers,
meander through the arboretum and then
up into the Beekman Woods loop and
finish at the waterfall and natural sitting
area. There is much to explore and enjoy!
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Fall for Pollinators


e looked like something out
of the cartoons, a dazzling
green blubbery caricature of
himself. Given his lazy, lumbering gait,
this little guy was in no hurry to get to
his destination.
I inspected him closely, intrigued by
his suction cup feet, the wrinkles in the
fern-green folds of
his skin, and those
curious yellow
spikes. What in
the world was
this unworldly
creature? I knew
him to be a
caterpillar, but
what kind? Given
the impressive
size, maybe Luna Moth?
I consulted with my favorite go-to
Bugman (, Daniel
Marlos, who holds an infinite wealth of
information about all things insects.
“These are Giant Silkmoth Caterpillars
from the family Saturniidae and the genus
Hyalophora. There are two species from the
genus in Oregon.”
Are they pollinators? If not, what’s
their role in nature?
“Caterpillars are not considered pollinators
in the traditional sense … but … they might
accidentally transfer pollen from one blossom
to another while eating leaves…
We have a long-standing mission on our
site to promote the interconnectivity of all
forms of life on our planet. Giant Silkmoths
store vast quantities of fat in their bodies to
help them survive as adults, …[they] provide a
valuable source of nutrition to many predators,
including bats, birds and mammals.”
The Giant Silkmoth Caterpillar
pupates, in a silken cocoon, on its host
plant, in leaf litter, or in crevices, rocks
and logs. Host plants include manzanitas,
madrones, and alders.
Some caterpillars attach their cocoons to
trees, which fall to the ground resembling
leaf litter to unsuspecting predators. Many

insects, including native bees, overwinter
their larvae in sheltered spaces such as leaf
debris or dead plant material like stems.
These visitors in your yard will later keep
destructive insects under control; others
may help pollinate plants.
Christie Mackison, co-owner and
landscape designer at Shooting Star
Nursery (www.
com) shared
insights on
autumn yard
care that helps
beneficial insects:
“I am always
telling people to
save the major
cleanup in the
garden for spring. The faded stems and
decaying leaves can provide great habitat for
overwintering beneficial insects. I always find
ladybugs hiding in the Lamb's Ear when I go
to clean it up in the spring. Ornamental grasses
provide places for beneficial insects to hide
over the winter. The seed heads of perennials,
grasses, and shrubs can provide food for birds
and other wildlife as well over the winter. Plus
the foliage and stems you leave can help protect
the crown of the plant from rotting out over
the winter. Usually mid-March is a good time
to get out in the garden and do your major
cleanup. You will be rewarded with a supply of
good bugs to help you in the garden.”
So while most folks are busily
cleaning up dead plants and leaves, be a
pollinactivist this fall! Preserve natural
spaces in your yard. It’s a great excuse
to give yourself a respite in the name of
environmental stewardship. Say Yes to the
Mess! Your pollineighbors will love it.
When she’s not working, volunteering,
fiddling about the garden, photographing
nature, being a pollinactivist, blogging
about social and environmental justice, or
pawning her eco-children’s book, Kenda, a
former Monarch butterfly docent, gets her
kicks hanging with her husband, her dog,
and the pollineighbors.

The Literary Gardender
by Rhonda Nowak

Autumn is for Layering


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“Using the proper layering techniques is essential for providing
necessary warmth and comfort during the chilly days of fall and winter.”
~ Miss Rich, fashionista and blogger, January 2013

hen I moved to Southern
Oregon from Hawaii six
years ago, I didn’t own a pair
of closed-toed shoes, let alone a wardrobe
suitable for cold weather. However, now
well-acclimated, I have not one, but two,
pairs of stylish boots, and I’d like to say
I’ve developed a bit of fashion finesse for
layering my clothes. I think Miss Rich
would be proud.
Autumn layering is also in fashion for
the garden, but this kind of dressing-up
involves: 1) planting layers of bulbs for a
profusion of color from spring-blooming
flowers, or 2) layering carbon and nitrogen
materials directly on top of garden soil
as part of a technique called lasagna
composting. Here’s a look at both of these
layering methods for fall gardening:
There are several late winter- and springblooming bulb flowers that are grown
successfully in our area. These include:
crocus, anemone, daffodil, hyacinth,
snowdrop, tulip, fritillary and allium. Most
of these plants are deer-resistant; however,
as many local gardeners know, deer love to
munch on tulips.
To layer bulbs in the garden bed this
fall, first ensure the planting area has
plenty of sun exposure and the soil
drains well. Bulbs will rot if the soil stays
too wet. Then lay out the combination of
bulbs you want to plant. Dig a trench in
the soil about a foot deep and add a few
inches of compost with bulb fertilizer.
Next, lay the largest bulbs, such as
tulip, hyacinth, and daffodil at the
bottom of the trench pointy side up, so
the bulbs are about an inch apart. Then
cover the bulbs with soil, add a bit more
compost and fertilizer, and layer smaller
bulbs, such as crocus, iris, and fritillary,
on top. Cover with a layer of fall leaves
for mulch. If it rains, you won’t need to
water, but it’s important to keep the soil
moist until Mother Nature takes over.
I don’t have problems with ground
squirrels or other bulb-loving rodents;
however, gardeners who do tell me they
plant their bulbs in wire mesh cages or
plastic containers in order to keep the
varmints out.
For container gardens, place a thin
layer of gravel at the bottom for drainage,
add potting soil with bulb fertilizer, and
then use the same layering method to
plant the bulbs, making sure they don’t
touch the sides of the container.

Come late January or February, you’ll
know spring is near when the first crocus
boldly emerges. Then, sit back and watch
the pageantry of color unfurl!
Autumn is also a good time to build
soil tilth by using the lasagna (also called
sheet) composting method. Layers of
carbon and nitrogen materials will break
down during the winter, and the bed
will be ready for planting in spring. The
OSU Extension Service recommends the
following procedure:
For raised beds, start by clearing weeds
and making sure there is good drainage
by loosening the soil with a spading
fork. Use 4-6 layers of wet newspaper
or cardboard for the first carbon layer,
followed by a one-inch layer of a nitrogen
source such as manure. Cover the
nitrogen layer with an inch of shredded
leaves, straw, bark or other carbon
material, and then add another inch of
nitrogen from kitchen scraps or green
plant material left from summer produce.
Continue adding layers of carbon and
nitrogen until the total height of your
“lasagna” is between 18 inches and three
feet. End with a carbon layer to provide
protection from flies and other pests. If
the pile becomes too wet during winter,
cover loosely with a sheet of black plastic
and anchor with rocks or stakes.
The bed will be ready for planting
when the layers have decomposed so
the materials are no longer recognizable.
What’s left should smell like fresh earth.
Miss Rich assures us that “the art of
layering doesn’t need to be made into
a complicated process,” and I think her
advice holds true for garden layering,
too. So, let’s layer up this fall for a
healthy and colorful garden next spring.
In the meantime, don’t miss the
Jackson County Master Gardener
Association’s annual Winter Dreams/
Summer Gardens Symposium, taking
place November 5, from 9:00am to
4:30pm, at the RCC/SOU Higher
Education Center in Medford. For
details, see
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.

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s Christmastime draws near,
I often reflect on favorite
gifts. My daughter (and now
granddaughters) always loved the beauty
and intrigue of Matryoshka dolls, better
known as Russian nesting dolls. They
are bright and beautiful, intriguing and
surprising. Most of us know about these
hand-painted wooden dolls, separated
in the middle to reveal another equally
which then
inside it…
and so on.
the last doll
was a baby
on a single
piece of
wood. The
set could
be played with for hours, opening and
closing, stacking, or lining up the family.
The early Russian sets varied in that
there were boys as well as girls included,
it was symbolized as a complete
family with different sexes, in stages of
youth. Animals, soldiers, businessmen,
peasants, and even political figures were
featured on early dolls, as well holidays,
such as Christmas and Easter. No matter
the subject or theme, the dolls’ faces were
each intricate and very detailed. One
could look at the whole of the doll and

see plain traditional garb. The women
wore head scarves and traditional jumper
dresses, long and shapeless everyday
dress. Care was used to decorate the
traditional apron. Many carried flowers,
depicting seasonal favorites, and the
roses that were highly prized.
It is believed that the dolls originated
in Russia in the late 1890’s. They were
introduced to the world at the Paris
Fair in 1900
where they
a Bronze
They were
a huge
success and
orders from
the world
flooded in.
making the
dolls, but only the most skilled craftsmen
did the turning. The wood used was
linden or birch and had to be fresh and
dried perfectly or it would crack or
shatter. Great skill was exhibited in how
thin the walls of the figures could be and
the painting could be as plain or detailed
as the painter desired.
The name Matryoshka means “little
matron.” The Latin root “mater” means
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by Ashleigh Scheuneman

hen in the month of
November, many people
think that Thanksgiving is
the only worthwhile thing there is in
the month. Although Thanksgiving is a
very important time for us Americans to
remember to be grateful, shouldn’t we
be grateful all the year round? I mean,
think about it. Our life would look totally
different if the pilgrims never all made it
to America. And we have so many things
to be thankful for. To name a few, we
have medicine, electricity, running water,
and we live in one of the most well-off
countries in the world. So why should we
only be thankful during one time in the
year? Exactly.
Besides Thanksgiving, November is
characterized by the gusty winds that
give an airy fanfare for the New Year
and Christmas holidays. Another thing
these winds are bringing in, is the 2016
presidential election. Many people would
think that these elections don’t affect us
kids that much, but that is far from the
truth. We are getting influenced every
which way by all the adults in our lives.
Without having a ton of spare time to
watch debates and the news and such, it
is really difficult to form an opinion that
is all your own. Some teachers are getting
caught up in the election and teaching
opinions, not facts. They are bringing
current events into their classrooms

and teaching us their opinion on such
matters as “Black lives matter” and who
called Trump what, and the shocking
facts people have recently discovered on
Hillary Clinton. It is nearly impossible
to get an unbiased opinion. Even the
news twists opinions to appear as facts.
Personally, I think that this is all just a
bunch of jargon. How do we know what
the candidates are going to actually do if
they become residents of the oval office?
How do we know how their decisions
will affect the world in the not so far off
future? We don’t.
Anyway, that is just my opinion (yet
another one) on the election happening
this year. I just hope that through all of
this, Jacksonville will remain unchanging
in the time of changes.


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Kiwanis Honors Student of the Month for October
Mackenzie Hawkins, a senior at South
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Student of the Month for October by the
Jacksonville Kiwanis. Her proud parents
are Jenipher and Dale Hawkins, of
Medford. She is presently carrying a 3.5
grade point average.
She has taken a variety of courses
including three years of Spanish,
Algebra II, and Biology. The courses
she’s most proud of are Anatomy and
Pre-Calculus Honors.
She has many activities, including
the Concert Choir, SMHS Leadership,
and Link Leadership. As a Link Leader,
she works with the incoming freshman
class with orientation. She has started
volunteer work at Asante Hospital, and
has also found time for a part-time job as
hostess at a local restaurant!
For her goals, she hopes to attend a
college like Western Oregon University or
Portland State and earn a degree to pursue
a competitive job in the medical field.
She feels that the people who have
influenced her most are her parents, and
her grandparents, because they taught
her that even when life gets tough and
when you make mistakes, you can grow
from them and succeed.
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Kiwanis is being able to honor these
fine outstanding students from South
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our pet’s vision is very different from your
own. Knowing more about the way your
animal sees the world can help you better
understand his or her behavior.
By far the most widespread
misconception about animal eyes
is that dogs see only in black and
white. It is true that they see colors
differently than us, but that doesn’t
mean they see only shades of gray.
Because human eyes have
three types of color-sensing cells
(photoreceptors) in the retina, we can
see a full range of colors. Dogs have
only two types of photoreceptors
and therefore are limited to seeing
yellow, blue and gray tones.
Cat eyes are designed for catching prey. They can
detect even the smallest, quickest movements and have
great night vision. Muscles around their eyes let cats
open and close their oval-shaped pupils very quickly,
much like the shutter on a camera.

When your cat’s pupils are contracted into a slit, less
light comes into his eyes. When the pupil is wider and
rounder more light comes in, which is great for night
vision. In fact, your cat can see
clearly with only one-sixth of the
light we need to see.
Ever notice that when a cat
is about to pounce, his pupils
become very large? He’s making
sure he doesn’t miss a single
movement of his prey.
Common goldfish have
surprisingly good vision for fish
and can be trained to respond to
visual signals. They also can learn
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usually feeds them. Because goldfish have no eyelids
to shield their eyes, they don’t like quick changes from
darkness to brightness. Keep this in mind if you are
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Joyfull Living by Louise Lavergne
Surrender: The Bridge to Transformation


n life, the idea of surrender comes
up usually when we meet an
intolerable level of frustration
and reach the end of our rope. It is a
word that in our Western minds is often
experienced as a failure and giving up
on. The dictionaries say: “giving yourself
up into the power of another” or “to
cease resistance to an enemy or opponent
and submit to their authority.” Yikes!
Giving up power to another? It doesn’t
sound empowering. No wonder we meet
this idea with resistance. The ego mind
sees it as a failure. No one hates to lose or
give up power more than the ego mind.
In many spiritual teachings, surrender
has a more philosophical meaning.
The practice of
surrendering to the
Divine is referred to
in yoga as Ishvara
Pranidhana. It calls
us to embrace our
partnership with
Source Energy,
God of your
understanding. This
is one of the keys
for us to experience
lasting peace and
joy. The fullness of
life is a feeling and a state of connection
to the Universe—to Source Energy. There
is an element of giving up—not so much
ourselves but rather our attachments to
our limited, fear-based belief systems and
limited view of what is possible.
Fear is usually the main source of
resistance, pain and suffering and the
hardest thing for us to surrender.
“I can’t just surrender; I have to do
something about it!” When we experience a
problem or a challenge and we jump to “fix
it” from our survival mode, we only have
access to what we think is possible. We are
stuck in our limited mind. We can waste
so much energy building expectations and
judgments. We may come up with a shortterm solution that may not be favorable to
our long-term happiness.
Of course, we need to take actions.
Surrender isn’t about doing nothing. It
takes the courage to do everything we
can to open to the healing opportunities
that LIFE is presenting us with. When we
practice conscious surrender, we let go of
the need for life to be a struggle. We are
welcoming the support of the Universe.
We practice being the calm in the storm
so we can receive inspired solutions. We
open to unlimited possibilities. The result
is a profound sense of peace and serenity.
Surrender is a bridge between change
and acceptance.

The healing starts the moment we
take responsibility and take ownership
of our partnership with the Divine. It
means giving up the idea that we are
alone, or that we are better or worse
than anybody else. We are all here to
clean up, heal and find our way back to
the experience of unconditional Love.
Self-surrender leads to self-acceptance,
which is unconditional love in action.
In yoga class, we meet tension and
resistance in our body, and through
conscious breathing, we open our mind
and our body to practice surrendering
to the present moment. I am always
reminding my students to simply do
your best at this moment. In JoyFull
Yoga, during
our dynamic
we bring our
mind and
body into
with our life
force. We
practice selfacceptance
and clear
our mind of
This opens the door for us to practice
total self-surrender on a physical level
during Shavasana or deep relaxation
opening the door for us to bring Ishvara
Pranidhana into our life experience.
It is not about doing it perfectly; it is
a practice. Let me remind you that
perfection is not required.
The path to transformation and
healing requires us to surrender to our
magnificence and heal our self-worth to
allow the support from the Divine to flow
in our life. It is the practice of trust. The
most powerful door is a simple affirmation
that I remind my students over and over: “
I am opening to my Higher Good and the
Higher Good of All.”
This lets us surrender our expectations
for timing and outcome and let go of
our limited concepts of what we think is
possible. It is the most empowering gift
and act of self-love. Our Ego often pushes
us to accomplish great things; our inner
wisdom urges us to step into our greatness
through conscious self-surrender.
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to
change the world. Today I am wise, so I
am changing myself.” ~Rumi
© Louise Lavergne 2001-2016.
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“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our
exploring will be to arrive where we started and know
the place for the first time.” ~T. S. Eliot

’m back, baby! And happy and
grateful to be here. Thanks to all
the lovely people who let me know
I was missed and who expressed their
appreciation for this column. The truth is,
I missed writing it. Sometimes (always)
it’s instructive to separate from things in
order to know just how much (or how
little) they truly mean to you; a little hiatus
can show you many things about yourself,
and it serves to heighten appreciation for
what you truly love. Missing something,
or someone, is a very good thing.
My five-month walkabout was
hugely illuminating in ways completely
unexpected. I left, I thought, to do some new
and different things, and I did: I did some
business coaching and writing and a lot of
thinking. I figured I was heading out on a
pretty straightforward journey to go from A
to B. What I wound up doing was making
one, long spiral back home, a spiraling
which gave me an entirely new perspective.
Like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz,
sometimes (always) we have to leave home
and make a difficult journey in order to
discover who and what we really are. We
can’t really see ourselves clearly until we
meet and are challenged by something
outside of ourselves, and my journey was
nothing if not challenging. Discomfort
and debacles abounded. I made my coach
crazy with my switchbacks and emotional
processing. And she, for her part, caused
me to lie awake at night ruminating about
who I am, why I’m here, and what I truly
want. As painful and frustrating as it was,
those are good things to wonder about.
After all, those are the essential questions
of life. And eventually, after some really
heinous self-examination, I’m home.

Home is where the heart is inclined.
Home is our passion and our intuition.
Home is the gifts and talents we bring
to this life. Home is our soul, our true
self, the place where our humanity
and divinity meet and make magic.
It’s the journey away that makes home
meaningful, the journey that allows us to
see ourselves in a new light and shows us
capacities that we didn’t realize we had,
or didn’t fully trust. That’s why we make
these sojourns. It’s not to reach Oz: it’s to
return home and discover it anew.
My goal-oriented coach did not
understand this. For her, it was about
getting to Oz. For me, it was, ultimately,
about discovering that there’s no place
like home. Just as the tasks presented by
the wizard showed Dorothy what she was
made of, the tasks I was given awakened
my self-awareness and emboldened me—
not to become a brilliant and aggressive
marketing machine, but to embrace who
I am, rather than trying to be someone
I thought I needed or ought to be.
Sometimes a great big “No!” is just as
valuable as a great big “Yes!” Sometimes
it is a great big “Yes” in “No” clothing.
I would not have been so inspired to
champion my own way had I not been
confronted with an alternative way.
There really is no place like home:
being who you truly are, using your
passion and talents in service to the
world, and loving and appreciating what
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ATA’s 2016 Fundraising Event a Walk-Away
Wild Success
by Diana Coogle
“Walking the Wild Applegate,” the
documentary film of the first thru-hike on
the ridges between Ashland and Grants
Pass, was the star performance at the
Call of
the Wild
fundraiser on
October 9.
More than
100 ATA
and traillovers
attended this
local beer
and wine and
enjoying great music by the Applegate
Wranglers as they ate organic salad and
Tamale Factory tamales before the film.
Everyone loved the film. Its shots of
ATA board members Luke Ruediger
and Josh Weber hiking through hillsides
of wildflowers, elfin oak savannahs,
big-tree evergreen forests, and open
spaces, in snow and in sunshine; gazing
on beautiful views of the Applegate valley
and Siskiyou mountains; its shots of other
hikers and horseback riders joining them
on the trail; its interviews with David
Calahan, ATA chair; Duane Mallams;
Chant Thomas, et al., not only deepened
the viewers’ understanding of the
Applegate Ridge Trail project but helped
explain the enthusiasm ATA has for it.
After the showing, audience members
had many questions for producer and
videographer Tim Lewis and the two
intrepid hikers. How long did it take
them? What is going to be the most
difficult part of the trail to build? What

was the most beautiful part of the trail?
(That was a question with no agreedupon answer!) Where else will the film
be shown? The answer was—look for
it online; ask
ATA to present
it as a program
at your library
or other
we’ll be
submitting to
the Ashland
Film Festival.
The success
of this
will help
ATA continue
and stay
viable as a nonprofit organization, as we
depend on fundraisers and donations
to keep ourselves afloat while we focus
on building the Applegate Ridge Trail
with money from grants. We should be
breaking ground for the first leg of the
proposed Applegate Ridge Trail, the
East ART, this winter.
ATA extends a hearty thanks to all
who attended this year’s Call of the
Wild and especially to all who donated
items and time to help make the
event such a success. And we extend
blessings on our generous donors, to
the event and to the organization!
In other business, ATA welcomes
new board member Lily Kaplan, who
brings to the board an enthusiasm for
community projects, good energy for
jumping in wherever she is needed, and
an understanding of the functioning of
nonprofit corporations. Lily runs the
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Trail Talk by Clayton Gillette

Always Be Thankful!

Time of Seasonal Change…
Great Time to Hike


ldo Leopold, in Sand County
Almanac, tells of exploring
once-developed areas that
have been reclaimed by wilderness. And
surprisingly, it’s not all that long after
humans have left the area. Here, around
Jacksonville, we find wild areas of a
similar nature. Where our predecessors
had mining ditches, houses and barns,
roads, stamp-mills, mine tunnels and
railroads, we find forest and meadow
reclaiming the hills and canyons. A
hike in the Woodlands or Forest Park
will take you into areas that once
saw a bustling commerce in resource
extraction. And like Aldo Leopold, we
are left to marvel at Nature’s resiliency
at returning undeveloped land to its
natural state.
We are wise to watch where our steps
take us, and we are wise to understand
how our landscape evolves. As homo
sapiens, (humans who are aware) we
are able to contemplate how our world
changes over time. We can anticipate
summer’s heat cooling into autumn’s
frosts, and autumn’s frosts becoming
winter’s icy blasts. What a great time
to get out-of-doors to enjoy the change!
For it is at the change that we find the
richness of Nature. Trails that were
dusty and dry but a week ago are now
transformed by fallen leaves, and soon
that blessed rain comes to massage the
senses with the rich, sweet smells and
brilliant colors of an autumn forest.
The gray, foggy days invade the
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ridges and the viewpoints. Here, one
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than your soul’, and the contrast of light
and dark paint the horizon in a palette of
color unremembered during summer’s
harsh glare. It’s hiking time!
As you walk along on the thread of
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all is officially here and the holidays are fast
approaching. The holiday season seems to
make everything brighter, and despite the
colder weather, brings out a warmth we don’t often
feel throughout the rest of the year. The holiday season
also has a way of increasing the visibility of those less
fortunate around us and, thankfully, leaves many of us
searching for ways to help.
There are many organizations, human and animalcentric, that look to the general public for donations
during this time of the year. So, I would like to invite you
to join our clinic in supporting what we feel are two very
worthy organizations this holiday season! We are holding
a Holiday Pet Food and Supply Drive for the Jackson
County Animal Care and Control Center and C.A.T.S
(Committed Alliance to Strays). We have done this for the
last four years and thanks to the generosity of our clients,
we are happy to report that we were able to collect over
2,500 pounds of food! Numerous blankets, beds, collars,
office supplies, and more have also been collected!
The J.C.A.C. and C.A.T.S provide care to thousands
of animals every year. Though they are often overcapacity, they rarely turn animals away, and they
provide excellent care for the animals in their shelter.
They depend on fees and charges generated by their
programs (license fees, shelter-related charges, adoption
fees, donations, etc.) for daily operation. Both of these
organizations depend greatly on volunteer support and
on the financial support of donated funds and supplies.
So, how can you help? Below is a list of supplies
that both of the organizations are in constant need
of. Add a few of them to your grocery list the next
time you go shopping, go through your cupboards,
clean-out your office, and dig through your garage.
Then, bring it all by our clinic (Jacksonville Veterinary
Hospital, 937 N 5th Street, here in Jacksonville) and
we will gladly pass it along!

• Pet food—canned and dry for cats, dogs, puppies,
and kittens
• Old towels and rags for cleaning/bathing the
• Old blankets, rugs, and other bedding for the dogs
and cats
• Washable toys for the pets to help ease the stress of
kennel life
• Bleach, laundry detergent, and dish soap
• Pet shampoos, grooming supplies, and clippers
• Clay cat litter
• Small cat litter pans
• Food bowls for both dogs and cats
• Collars and leashes
• Spiral notebooks
• Copy paper
Of course another big item that is not on that list
is MONEY! A check made out to Jackson County
Animal Care and Control or C.A.T.S can then be used
to purchase supplies as needed or can be applied
directly to the medical fund which is used to care for
the medical needs of animals that find their way to the
shelter (Please specify in the memo portion of your
check.) Checks can also be dropped by our clinic and
will be passed on to each organization. For those of
us that are unable to donate supplies or funds, time
is also a valuable resource. Give the gift of your time
and volunteer!
During the holiday season, and all year long, it is
critical for us to share… so, Dig Deep into those pockets!
Also, remember to take a moment and give thanks for
the gifts that surround you. I hope you all have a very
wonderful holiday season!
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by Dr. Jeff Judkins, Animalkind Veterinary Clinic

admit I was very skeptical when a
client told me that he had “cured”
his yellow Labrador of cancer using
a medicinal cannabis extract. “Right,”
I thought, “likely another overzealous
marijuana advocate.”
I had heard reports of cannabis being
used as a treatment for glaucoma and
assorted other maladies in people, but
I figured it was just a ruse to promote
legalization of marijuana. A few years
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from hemp are completely legal here in
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In the last year or so, I’ve seen a
dramatic upswing in the number of
clients who ask me about the use of
cannabis (marijuana or hemp) products
for their pets. It’s understandable, being
that Oregon is one of a few states that
have legalized marijuana for medical,
and more recently, recreational use.
Many people have heard of cannabis
being used for a variety of medical
conditions in humans, and wonder if
animals could also benefit. I've had
several clients admit that they have been
taken it upon themselves to “medicate”
their pets. This can be very dangerous.
Dogs and cats are especially sensitive
to the effects of THC, and can be easily
overdosed. Because marijuana is still
listed as a “Schedule 1 drug” (no medical
value) by the FDA, veterinarians in the
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with their clients. No wonder most
veterinarians are wary.
It's been known for many years that
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inflammation, among others. Some
researchers have suggested that wide
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might involve a poorly functioning
endocannabinoid system. It makes
sense that a plant rich in
chemicals that interact
with the body's natural
health systems could
potentially be very useful
as medicine. This theory
seems to be supported by
recent clinical studies. It
also appears that CBDs and
other plant compounds
present in cannabis have
potential medicinal benefits
completely separate from THC.
There are now quite a few cannabis
products for veterinary use on the
market. They are hemp-based, high
in CBDs, and are completely legal for
veterinarians to recommend or prescribe
because they contain no significant
amounts of THC. Studies have shown
CBD to be extremely safe, with no
adverse effects even in high doses, so I
have felt comfortable with these products
in my practice. I have found them
especially useful for anxiety and pain
relief in my patients. Recently I was able
to significantly reduce the amount of a
narcotic pain drug a dog was being given
(with adverse side effects) by substituting
a cannabis product. Even though the
dog suffers from an incurable cancer,
he is now more active and alert, is less
painful and has a better appetite. Another
case involved a canine patient with “old
dog” dementia that was anxious and
frequently keeping his guardians awake
at night. The dog seems more “present”
and calmer, and everybody’s sleeping
well now, thankfully.
Certainly much research still needs to
be done on the medicinal use of cannabis.
While it's important to separate hype
from facts, it seems clear that there
are many potential medical benefits
that should be investigated further.
As a veterinary herbalist, I am always
interested in exploring the incredibly
wide variety of plant medicines available
for our animal companions. In my mind,
cannabis is just another—but certainly
unique—plant we can use.
Dr. Judkins is the owner of Animalkind
Holistic Veterinary Clinic in Jacksonville.
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the image of mother with a big peasant
family. Many popular female Russian
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Matryoshka dolls have received
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erry Evans and his wife, Linda, have owned the
Jacksonville Inn for over 40 years. In that time,
Jerry has stayed home a total of 173 days or, to put
it another way, he has averaged less than 5 days a year
at home during the past 40 years. This must be some
sort of record!
Born in 1936, Jerry just celebrated his 80th birthday on
October 9. He is a local boy, growing up in Shady Cove
and graduating from Eagle Point High School in 1954.
His young days were not particularly easy as he suffered
from an abusive stepfather and, during the summer of
his senior year, had a pitchfork accident while working
on the Ginger Rogers farm that left him blind in one
eye. The accident caused him to miss his regular senior
year, as he had multiple surgeries to repair the damage.
Amazingly, 40 years after this accident, a successful
eye surgery restored the sight in his eye. Although the
accident cut short his budding athletic career, it helped
him decide that a logging career was
not for him. Jerry was one of the
few in his class to go on to college;
in his case Oregon State University.
He entered OSU with the intent of
becoming a veterinarian, but, realizing
this would require transferring to
another school, he opted to pursue a
degree in Food Science.
During three of his college summer
years, he worked at Harry and David
as a roustabout, mainly lugging boxes
of peaches. This led to him being
hired right out of college by Harry
and David and to a 20-year career
with them. He started helping manage
the Preserve Plant, then became the Food Processing
Manager and later became the company Production
Manager. From there he moved to a subsidiary company
of Harry and David, Jackson and Perkins, where the
company management assured him he would have the
opportunity to move up the corporate ladder. Indeed,
this opportunity presented itself when he was asked
to move to Bakersfield, California to take over a large
Jackson and Perkins rose farm. While the offer was
intriguing, the idea of moving his family from Medford
to Bakersfield was not appealing and, as he said, “The
skiing was not very good in Bakersfield.” So, Jerry
started looking at other options, and this is when he
learned that the Jacksonville Inn and Restaurant was for
sale. He was able to scrape together enough money to
buy the business in 1976.
Jerry fondly recalls the early years at the Inn. “I could
not have opened the doors if the Swift Meat Company
had not let me buy my meat on credit. Our standard
rooms rented for $10 a night and the deluxe rooms
rented for $12. I started with 16 employees and now
have over 100. Running the Jacksonville Inn in 1976 was
more fun and easier than it is now.” Incidentally, the
base room rate in 2016 at the Inn is $159 and the Inn’s
Presidential Cottage rents for $465 a night.
In 1982, Jerry was able to purchase the real estate
where the Inn is located and then expanded the
restaurant to two levels. What is now the upstairs dining
area once housed two gift shops and a lawyer’s office.
Later, the popular Bistro and intimate lower bar were
added…and later yet, the equally-popular seasonal
patio dining area.
To clear his mind and to enjoy some of the ambiance
of Jacksonville, Jerry likes to take a walk-about most
days. Several years ago, during such an outing, he
noticed a “For Sale” sign on a small house on West Main
Street. He eventually purchased it for $39,800. This was
the beginning of the Jacksonville Inn cottages, which
eventually became four cottages, starring the popular
“Presidential Cottage.”

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Jerry and Linda have been married for 56 years.
Linda is a retired Medford School District teacher and
administrator but Jerry remembers, “In the early days,
Linda would finish her long day of teaching and then
hustle over to the Inn where she would serve as the
Hostess for the evening diners.” Jerry and Linda have
two adult sons, and it is his sons that got Jerry interested
in skiing. “When I was young, I never had enough
money to even consider skiing but, when my boys took
up the sport in a competitive way, I got pulled right
along. I’ve had some wonderful skiing experiences in
the states but also in Europe.”
A New Year’s Day conversation with his Rotary friend,
Peter Sage, led to another athletic experience when
Peter said, “Why don’t you join me in running the Paris
Marathon in April?” Jerry was intrigued by the idea
of running a marathon in Paris but especially in April
and accomplishing it remains an emotional highlight of
his life. The marathon led to eight
others in seven different countries
and three continents and a first place
“age-class” trophy from Tel Aviv.
Jerry acknowledges that, “Getting
in marathon shape is not easy for
me given my work schedule, but
I’m certainly thankful for the great
experiences I have had running them.”
Most people Jerry’s age would
be enjoying well-earned rest and
relaxation but this is not for Jerry.
“I know I should be spending more
time with Linda, but I really enjoy
people, and it is a great feeling going
home late at night after a particularly
busy evening knowing that people were happy they had
come to the Jacksonville Inn.” Having employed and
trained hundreds of people over his 40 years in business,
Jerry is known as a fair but demanding employer. He
says that, “I am a pretty good judge of people, so I’ve
been able to hire good people. I bet in my 40 years at the
Inn I have had to fire no more than a half-dozen people.
Now, I’ll admit, some did not like the training I put them
through and left on their own accord, but I’ve got some
wonderful employees who have been with me for a long
time. For example Sue Nichols has been with me 38 years
and Platon Mantheakis 30 years and quite a few others
over 20 years.” When asked what advice he would give
someone who is starting work in a restaurant, he simply
said, “Show up…and that means, if a shift starts at
6:00pm, you do not come in at 6:05 pm.”
Jerry laments that running a business and especially a
restaurant and lodging business is much more difficult
now than it was in 1976. And it is not just the plethora of
local, state and federal regulations he has to tend to, but
the fact that, “Social media has taken over advertising
and this is a difficult transition at my age.”
When asked what advice he would give someone
contemplating retirement, he adamantly says, “If you
are in good health and you don’t have a concrete plan
for your life after retirement, don’t retire.” Jerry recently
had back surgery and, while most people would enjoy
several weeks of rest before easing back to work, he
drove his car to the Inn eighteen hours after the surgery,
against doctor’s orders. He said, “I had my surgery
on a Friday, and I had to be back at work on Saturday
because we had a very busy night.”
Jerry Evans is his own man and proud of it. For those
of us who know him, he is a Jacksonville gem.
Mike McClain spent 32 years as a teacher and school
administrator, retiring in 1999 as Superintendent of Central
Point Schools. He and his wife relocated to Jacksonville four
years ago and are enjoying immersing themselves in this
unique community.

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State of the Art Presence Art Center
by Hannah West, Southern Oregon Artists Resource
“It is through Art and Art only that we can shield ourselves from the sordid
perils of actual existence” ~Oscar Wilde 1854-1900

"Patrick, the Resident Cat" by Kathleen Hoevet
Small Treasures—As each year
begins to draw to a close, Art Presence
Art Center asks our members to bring
their small works to the gallery for our
two-month holiday gift-giving show,
Small Treasures. These works are locallycreated, portable and affordable, making
excellent gift choices for those who
appreciate art and creativity…and for
those who might need a bit of inspiration.
Join us for a festive reception on
Saturday, November 5 from 1:00-4:00pm!
Meet the artists and discuss the inspiration
behind their small treasures. Visit with
fellow art enthusiasts over hors d’oeuvres
and a sip of wine. Listen to one of our
local authors as they read from their
newly published books. We will have two
author readings this month, with Anna
Elkins reading at 1:00pm from her book of
poetry “The Space Between,” and Ginna
Gordon reading at 2:00pm from her brand
new novel, “Looking for John Steinbeck.”
Be sure to purchase and take home
anything you love at first sight! You don’t
have to wait until it’s over to pick-up
your artistic finds—during this show you
can take your artwork with you when
you purchase it. As a result, these small
treasures will begin disappearing when the
show opens. Artists will be replenishing
their offerings throughout the show, so be
sure to stop by the gallery often through

the end of the year to see what’s new.
Art Presence Offsite Exhibits
• Pioneer Village: Judith Ghetti
Ommen—Art Presence member
artist Judy Ommen’s show of
watercolor and mixed media
paintings continues through
December 10. See more of Judy’s
paintings at
• Jacksonville Library, Naversen
Room: Abstract Paintings by Patrick
Beste—Art Presence member artist
Patrick Beste’s show of abstract
acrylic paintings continues through
December. See more of Patrick’s work
• Medford Library: Watercolors
by Linda Abblett—Art Presence
member artist Linda Abblett’s exhibit
of watercolors continues through the
end of the year. See more of Linda’s
work at
What’s Happening Upstairs?—Figure
Drawing! Join our life drawing studio
every Monday from 1:00-3:00pm. Sharpen
your pencils, bring your sketchbook, and
practice drawing live models. Just $10 for
each two-hour session.
Reserve our upstairs room for your
class, workshop or meeting! Contact
Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057.

Hannah West is a Jacksonville website designer and art advocate. She
is the creator and editor of the Southern Oregon Artists Resource (www., 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



Our fourth Annual Show of
Angel Art for the Holidays

Uplifting Angel Art Show Returns to GoodBean
Four years ago, Mary Kell started the
messengers, warriors, protectors, and
GoodBean’s tradition of an Angel Art
servants, angels can appear during our
Show in December, using the walls of the most desperate hours of need to help
coffee house to display uplifting art.
navigate even the most brutal challenges
Mary says angels have always played
of life. Whatever your understanding of
an important role in her life and has her
such awesome and mysterious creatures
own angel stories to share. For example,
may be, the Angels show evokes a deeper
some years ago,
her guardian
of things we do
angel awoke her
not completely
suddenly while in
bed in the middle
All are welcome
of the night.
to view the Angels
Through the solid
show at the
bedroom wall,
GoodBean, where
Mary then saw a
Rogue Valley
tongue of flame
artists will display
shoot across a little
art representing
window by the
what angels mean
fireplace—the Kell
to them. Many
"Angel Flight" by Hannah West
house was actually
works represent
on fire! You can imagine her husband
departures from the artist’s usual style
Michael’s response when she woke him
and medium, created just for this show.
to tell him what she was seeing. Thanks
We're happy to provide a venue where
to the angel’s intervention, the house
they can share pieces outside their usual
didn’t burn completely and Mary’s
creative range. You are invited to an
family escaped unharmed.
Angels reception after the Jacksonville
To Mary, angels represent the tender
Christmas Parade on Saturday,
love of a faithful God and come in
December 3, from noon to 4:00pm where
many forms, always serving according
you can meet the artists, see their angels,
to their mission. Gentle yet powerful,
and share your own angel stories.

Please join us
after the Jacksonville Christmas Parade for a
festive reception to meet the artists

Saturday, December 3 from noon to 4 pm.



More and more, in small towns all across America, concerned and caring holiday shoppers
are making the choice to “shop local” before heading out to big box retail stores. Be it
Jacksonville or elsewhere, the reasons are the same—supporting local merchants means keeping
one’s dollars here at home, where they get reinvested back into the community. Local store owners
are the ones supporting other local businesses by investing their profits right here in Jacksonville.
Local stores are the one’s supporting your kids’ Little League and Soccer teams, donating auction
items to dozens of charitable events, supporting Jacksonville Elementary School, Food & Friends,
the Boosters Club…and the list goes on and on. Remember, when you Shop Local, you support
your neighbors…not a faceless, nameless corporate conglomerate! This holiday season, shop &
support LOCAL…it’s the best use of your holiday gift funds…and it builds community!







For over 25 years, Bill & Linda Graham have been making kids of all ages smile with their amazing high-quality toys.
Offering perennial favorites like dolls, kites, puzzles, baby toys, puppets, art & crafts kits, science sets, games and
so much more, the store is a must-shop-stop. Understanding that kids and parents are still interested in creative,
engaging toys and activities , great pride is taken in offering personalized shopping with their vast product knowledge
and years of experience. The store now also provides a great selection of souvenirs, with layaway and shipping services
available year-round. See ad page 28.

For 14 years, Steve and Joann Abandonato have provided one of the best shopping experiences in town. While
Steve's running the front-end of the store, Joann is doing all the buying and office work. Steve loves sharing and
demonstrating the finest cookware and accessories available. Ever-popular lines include Epicurean cutting boards,
Wusthof and Shun knives, Le Creuset and Scanpan cookware, LeCaduaux cheeseboards, Melamine serving pieces plus
an impressive selection of gadgets for any cook or chef. Be sure to ask about the world famous Cheese Knife–they sell
thousands of them a year! See ad page 2.

Owner Kelly Cason and her talented business associate Susan Britton have been working together for 12 years and
seem to enjoy every minute with their customers. Since starting the store in 1999, Kelly has developed an enviable
repeat clientele, due in part to her unique product lines including her own line of Georgie Girl jewelry–named in
honor of her mother. Be sure to check-out her charming collection of gifts, cards, candles, jewelry, jams & dressings,
inspirational signs, baby gifts, kitchen aprons and a large selection of enamelware. And, no trip would be complete
without sampling Mrs. Beekman’s famous, homemade fudge! See ad page 36.


Joe Surges, owner of Carefree Buffalo, operates an upscale gallery representing quality artisan products. Carefree
Buffalo offers the most extensive selection of William Henry pocket knives, jewelry, writing instruments and money
clips along with Men’s and Women’s Remy light weight leather jackets and coats. Also featured are original jewelry,
craftsman clocks, Sticks furniture and accessories, unique home and yard decor, numerous leather accessories and
Pendleton products. A trip to the Carefree Buffalo is a must for any local or visitor who appreciates the best Americanmade goods and superb customer service where your business is sincerely appreciated. See ad page 40.

Behind the Blue Door, Cindi Hickey and her chocolate lab, Myah, happily greet shoppers looking for unique and
practical gifts for the special gardeners in their lives! With a vast array of unique garden and home products, Cindi
carries everything your favorite gardener wants—from gloves, clippers, statuary, fountains, bird feeders, yard art, solar
lights, wind chimes, seeds, air plants, sun hats, garden tools… and so much more. Using her creativity, the store is a
delight that’s a treat to visit. See ad page 27.

The Crown Jewel, located in Jacksonville's original saddle and harness shop by the Jacksonville Inn, is the perfect backdrop
to an incredible collection of antique as well as new jewelry, cozy scarves, stocking stuffers, and contemporary handmade
gifts. Owners Jason and Anne are celebrating Victorian Christmas by bringing out treasures they have reserved only for the
holidays. Their 16 years of experience has led them to unique sources for gifts, gemstone and precious metal jewelry, and
treasured vintage pieces. Their focus is on US-made and fair trade items, all hand-selected and reasonably priced. Also, stop
in to hear Jason's wife, Anne, and daughter, Adelle, play holiday music on the cello! See ad page 11.



JoyFull Yoga has been offering classes, Restorative Sound Healing gatherings, and retreats since 2005. Our Fairtrade
store offers self-care products, a wide range of inspirational gift items, clothes for comfort and style and now our new
expanded offering of healing foods and supplements. The Farm Kitchen offers a wide range of healthy and delicious
ready-to-go foods, fresh and frozen from Chef Kristen’s food-to-go business and our popular gut healing Joy-Full
Kefir probiotic enhanced water and Kombucha. The owner, Louise Lavergne, is a spiritual teacher and international
inspirational speaker and author on Personal Growth, Empowerment and the art of Joy-Full living. She also offers
transformative programs online at See ad page 31.

Since opening in 2004, Pico's has established itself as an eco-friendly/fair trade mecca in Jacksonville. Owners Louise
Lavergne and Michael Richardson spend countless hours and travel countless miles to find a wide range of unique products
that fit their philosophy. These include women’s and men’s clothing and accessories, jewelry, household accents, unique
gift items, a wide selection of greeting cards and body care products as well as children’s toys and games. Chelsea Olson
(pictured here with Michael) and Darla Baack complete the Pico’s team. Both, now long-term employees, bring a wealth of
sales experience to Pico’s. Louise & Michael feel very fortunate to have such competent and dedicated personnel and invite
you to come and meet them and Bramble (our dog) during this holiday season. See ad page 31.







Since 2007, Sandi Whittle and her daughter Amy Blanchard have offered quality clothing while creating a personalized
shopping experience for women of all ages. In 2012, "Kerby" joined the team as the store mascot and greeter, adding
to the family-friendly nature of the boutique! Specializing in American-made lines, find a variety of products and
accessories including, jackets, coats, jewelry, scarves, hats and gloves, representing 20+ popular lines from Hudson,
Jag, Laila Jayde, Fresh Laundry, Splendid, Green Dragon, Scrapbook, Indside Out, Vallyn and others. See ad page 30.

Since opening in 1998, Lorraine Akin has built a solid reputation of carrying the finest women’s fashions in Southern
Oregon. She’s the only Jackson County retail spot that carries a full line of Brighton handbags, belts, jewelry, sunglasses
and more. Along with other top-selling clothing lines like 3 Dot, Hazel, PJ Salvage, Mavi jeans, and more. She offers an
extensive line of designer shoes and Hobo and Leaders N Leather handbags. Lorraine enjoys working with customers
and providing personal service. Stop-by and find just what you are looking for to outfit your holiday needs. See ad page 36.

Jo Parker and Ronit Gibb welcome you to WillowCreek Jacksonville! This darling store offers something for everyone,
with great prices and selection. We are very proud to offer unique, locally-made and USA-made items like our famous
lotion candles, handmade jewelry, pottery, and the gorgeous Maruca bags pictured here! Maruca bags are handmade
in Boulder, Colorado, using only USA-made fabrics...the perfect gift! We are also known for affordable Native American
and sterling silver jewelry. We hope to see you soon! See ad page 29.

This year marks Marge Wall’s 30th anniversary in business. Over the years, she’s greeted customers with a smile–and
has sold more than 10,000 American-made quilts. Her extensive line ranges from hand-made to machine-made quilts,
many crafted on-site. With more than 1400 quilts in-store, there’s no place like Country Quilts in Southern Oregon!
Marge not only crafts quilts for-sale, but makes and donates dozens each year for local charities and injured military
personnel and their families. In addition to the area’s best selection of quilts and quilting materials, she also carries the
largest local selection of Jim Shore ceramic statuary. See ad page 27.

Pickety Place has been a side street fixture in Jacksonville 32 years, providing a unique and fun shopping experience.
Browse items of historic significance, collectability, quality, and practicality. Shop for items that were made to last such
as vintage jewelry, retro swag lamps, artwork, china, vintage kitchen, cast iron, granite ware, and American pottery,
including a huge collection of Fiesta Ware. There is something for everyone, even the kids! If you can't make up your
mind, we have gift certificates. Give a gift your loved one will treasure! Shown here l-r are owners Margaret Barnes, Jim
Freeman, Tanja Salma, Steve McGowan. (Not pictured: Alice Gibson, Pat Montellano.) See ad page 28.

Artist and Gardener is the collaborative effort of Todd Lovett and Mark Sutter. As the “new kid on the block,” the store
is ever-evolving. We take great pride in a unique twist of the art/home/garden concept. Todd features his original
watercolors, giclees, handmade cards for everyday and pillows featuring Todd’s textile designs. You’ll also find work by
other artists including ceramics, glass, jewelry and candlesticks. Next spring, look for an increased garden presence as
we develop the garden! See ad page 26.