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Post Election Peace

’d like to wish you Happy Holidays and postelection peace! Here at “Review HQ,” the last few
months have been nothing short of exhilarating
and exhausting, making the prospect of slowing down
a bit to enjoy holiday festivities even better this year.
This is our December/January offering, the one time of
year we publish a multiple-month issue, allowing us to
take a break for a few weeks and recharge our batteries.
And we need it! As you may be aware, this publisher
didn’t shy away from making recommendations on local
candidates and ballot matters…an important part of the
job that took energy that was worth every drop!
On election matters directly related to Jacksonville,
I was ever-so-pleased with voter turnout approaching
80% and with the re-election of Mayor Paul Becker.
Please read his column on page 15, wherein he lays
out his vision for the next four years. Despite running
unopposed, Councilors Criss Garcia and David Jesser,
with Steve Casaleggio were the best candidates a voter
could have hoped for… I look forward to watching
them work together with Councilors Jim Lewis, Brad
Bennington and Ken Gregg. Alongside Mayor Becker,
the team will be tackling some major issues in the
coming years. Fortunately, we have a great team inplace to handle the challenge.
On other important matters, Jacksonville rejected

a new city charter by nearly 10 percentage points, a
measure you’ll be seeing on a future ballot and one sure
to get serious ink. Jacksonville (thankfully) voted to
prohibit marijuana shops and manufacturing facilities
by a whopping 70% margin, sending a stunninglyclear message to the pot peddlers to go elsewhere. On
formation of a new Heritage District, Jackson County
voters sent another clear message by a 2/3 majority
to find another means of supporting local history
programing and preservation. The Jacksonville Budget
Committee would be wise to start talking about funding
historic preservation needed for the Beekman House
and Bank without countywide assistance.
On a cheerier and seasonal note, I’d like to thank our
Chamber of Commerce for again producing Victorian
Christmas and all of the downtown merchants who
generously fund the annual event. On THAT note, I’ll
use my remaining ink by thanking you for “shopping
local” this holiday season… and all year. After years of
blowing the “shop local” horn, I believe it’s resonating
with our readers. Many merchants and restaurant
owners are saying that locals are definitely “shopping
and eating local” more and more each year. For that, we
should all be grateful.
On that note, Happy Holidays to everyone in our
Small Town with Big Atmosphere!

Christmas Cheer
The Review is printed locally
by Valley Web Printing
After a lifetime of
documenting her life with
a camera, Jacksonville’s
Vivian McAleavey
shifted to photography
as an art form after her
children were grown and
gone. An avid nature
lover and traveler, she
meanders through the Great American West seeking
places of magic where her lens can capture nature's
ability to comfort and inspire. Vivian currently shoots
with an Olympus OMD EM1 mirrorless four-thirds
camera and uses Photoshop and Topaz to achieve her
artistic vision. You may view her current photo gallery
at She will also be selling her
work during Victorian Christmas at ART’clectic’s Local
Artisan Market at the IOOF hall next door to GoodBean
on S. Oregon Street. See ad on page 10.

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Every year, the Jacksonville Review provides complimentary editorial/advertising
space to assist dozens of non-profit groups throughout the Rogue Valley in spreading
the word about the important work they’re doing in the community. In 2016, the
Review was honored to have collaborated with the following groups and looks
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• (AAUW) American Association of
University Women
• Applegate Valley Trails Association
• Applegate Valley Wine Trail
• Art Presence Art Center, Jacksonville
• Artists Workshop
• Ashland Culinary Festival
• Belles & Beaus Victorian Society
• Blue Bag Project
• Britt Music and Arts Festival
• CATS (Committed Alliance to Strays)
• Children’s Advocacy Center
• Clayfolk
• Divide Camp
• Dogs for the Deaf
• Food & Friends
• Friends of Jacksonville Historic
• Friends of Jacksonville Library
• Friends of the Beekman Arboretum
• Friendship Force of Southern Oregon
• Hanley Farm
• Historic Jacksonville Inc.
• Jackson County Animal Shelter
• Jackson County Library Services
• Jackson County Master Gardeners
• Jackson County Recyclers
• Jacksonville Boosters Club
• Jacksonville CERT
• Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
• Jacksonville Community Center
• Jacksonville Elementary School
• Jacksonville Farmers Market

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$1,360,000 | 4 BR | 5F 3H BA


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Jacksonville home on 1.25 ac with mountain & city
views. Hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen, sauna,
steam room & in-ground pool.

• Jacksonville Firewise
• Jacksonville Forest Park
• Jacksonville Garden Club
• Jacksonville Kiwanis Club
• Jacksonville Lions Club
• Jacksonville Woodlands Association
• Jacksonville/Applegate Rotary Club
• Jefferson Pipe Band
• Josephine County Fair
• Madrone Theatre Company
• Maslow Project
• Medford Beer Week
• Medford Food Project
• Oregon Cheese Festival
• Oregon Wine Experience
• Providence Festival of Trees
• Roam the Rogue
• Rogue Valley Corvettes
• Roxy Ann Gem & Mineral Show
• Sanctuary One
• Siskiyou Uplands Trail Association
• Southern Oregon Chinese Cultural
• Southern Oregon Extension Service
• Southern Oregon Grape Fair
• Southern Oregon Historical Society
• Southern Oregon Home Show
• Southern Oregon Land Conservancy
• Southern Oregon Lavender Festival
• Southern Oregon Quilt Show
• Southern Oregon Smoked Salmon
• Southern Oregon Tour of Homes
• Storytelling Guild
• Voices of the Applegate

Steve Casaleggio
City Councilor

Criss Garcia
City Councilor

David Jesser
City Councilor

City Ballot Measures:

202 Meadow Slope Dr, Talent
$365,000 | 3 BR | 2 BA | .46 Ac
Updated home in great neighborhood.
Pantry, wood burning stove, private yard,
mature trees & covered patio.

215 S Fourth St, Jacksonville
$469,000 | 2 BR | 1 BA
Historic Commercial in downtown Jacksonville.
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8595 Upper Applegate Rd,
$620,000 | 3 BR | 2.5 BA | 5.407 Ac

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The Jacksonville Kiwanis Club

Wednesday, November 23rd until Christmas
Monday-Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday Noon-4:00pm

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$475,000 | 3 BR | 2 BA | 1 Ac

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(Across the street from Pony Espresso)
113 Lavonne Ct, Jacksonville
$150,000 - $170,000

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$18,000 | .41 Acres

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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
continue with these projects. Contact Dave Wilson 541-499-9726 or Charlie Johnson 541-500-7242 for more info.

Jacksonville Garden Club Holiday Greens Sale





Garden Club Member,
Chris Vitale.
For two days each year, the
Jacksonville Garden Club’s Holiday
Greens Sale brings a burst of energy
to the alcove next to the Post Office
in downtown Jacksonville. An array
of beautiful table arrangements with
candles, interesting baskets decorated
with bows and cones, and distinctive
door swags are displayed on tables
for customers to select after carefully
perusing their options. This year a large
basket filled with a variety of small gifts
will be raffled off, and sweet treats will
also be available for purchase.
Judie Lyon, Club President says, “Our
arrangements are lovely, reasonably priced
and will last for weeks if kept watered,

making them a wonderful addition to
homes and businesses during the holiday
season. And the sale proceeds go for a
good cause, funding local scholarships for
students and local beautification projects
such as the garden outside the Post Office
and the Britt Garden.”
This year the sale will be held on
Friday, December 2, from 10:00am
to 3:00pm and Saturday, December
3, from 9:00am to 3:00pm. On
Saturday the sale will be open during
Jacksonville’s Christmas parade.
Enjoy the Victorian holiday spirit in
Jacksonville, support a good cause and
brighten your holidays with the sight
and scent of lovely natural greens!

Brodie Dental Sponsoring Angel Tree Gift Program
The program is simple: just stop-by
Every year, dozens of caring businesses in
Brodie Dental from 8:00am-5:00pm,
Jackson County participate in the Salvation
Monday through
Army’s Angel Tree
Thursday and pick-up
Toy Drive program
an Angel Tree Gift Tag
to brighten the lives
from the holiday tree
of families here in the
in the lobby. Then, just
Rogue Valley. This
return an unwrapped
year, more Rogue
gift matching the
Valley businesses
information provided
will participate in the
on the tag to the clinic
program, collecting
or to the Salvation
toys for 1600 Jackson
Army, where it
County kids age 12
and under!
will be given to a
deserving child in our
Thanks to your
community. Angel
generosity, children
Tree Gifts may be
in our community
Kyleen, Miles and Dr. Scott Brodie
dropped-off at Brodie
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.

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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Victorian Christmas
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

Visit for full schedule of events!
Weekend Activities: December 3 & 4, 10 & 11, 17 & 18

Father Christmas, 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
Merchant Open House
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, December 2
Saturday, December 3
10:00 am
Friday, December 9
Saturday, December 10
Sunday, December 11
2:00pm & 3:30pm


ometimes you have no luck at
all—which is how I’ve felt about
our beloved trolley this year. After
thinking all of the required maintenance
had been completed before the 2016
season started, we continued having
problems keeping the trolley on the road.
Finally, in late July, we had to throw in
the towel and admit defeat.
We are very disappointed in not being
able to offer Holly Jolly Trolley rides for
Victorian Christmas. We
replaced the horse-drawn
wagon rides with the
trolley last year, when
they no longer became an
option. And even though
many folks missed the
horses, they enjoyed
the trolley. So we know
many people are going
to be extra-disappointed
this year without another option to fit
this part of Victorian Christmas.
Right now, the city is looking into
options for repair or replacement of the
trolley—with no simple/cheap solutions
available. We know that people really
like our old-fashioned-looking trolley,
which is still being manufactured at a
cost of $182,000+. So they are looking at
ways of keeping our existing trolley, with
some replacement and upgrades, as well

as purchasing another trolley and selling
The Chamber manages the trolley
under an agreement with the city in
which we pay $3,000 a year for rent. That
money is set aside in a reserve account to
be used for major repairs/replacement.
It is the low, yearly rent that has
allowed us to continue to offer the
trolley tours and to offer them at the low
fares of $5 per person in the first place.
This has allowed
more people to
enjoy these tours
and experience
We have been
able to run the
trolley over many
years in a selfsupporting model.
The revenue
pays for the operation of the trolley
(drivers, insurance, repairs, fuel, etc.)
with a little extra, but not much. As we
look at repair/replacement options, we
have to factor this into the equation.
The more expensive options may not
be sustainable, even with significant
modifications in how we offer tours.
We will keep you updated on this topic
and hope to hear the familiar clanging of
the trolley bell on the streets next spring!

Open House & Ribbon-Cutting Celebration
for Artist & Gardener

Madrone Theatre Company reading of Dylan Thomas’
A Child’s Christmas in Wales – New City Hall Conf Rm
Bark Carved Gnome Village – The Woodcarving Place
Bob Haworth (of The Kingston Trio) in Concert – Old City Hall
Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon Chamber Music
Concert, Historic Presbyterian Church
Madrone Theatre Company reading of Dylan Thomas’
A Child’s Christmas in Wales – Old City Hall
Bark Carved Gnome Village – The Woodcarving Place
Madrone Theatre Company reading of Dylan Thomas’
A Child’s Christmas in Wales – Jville Library Naversen Rm

Princess Court at Bigham Knoll Ballroom
Bark Carved Gnome Village – The Woodcarving Place

Sunday, December 25 – Christmas Day
Monday, December 26 - Boxing Day
Beekman House Holiday Tours
Holidays at Hanley Farm


Our Not-So-Jolly Trolley

Jacksonville Garden Club Holiday Greens Sale
(N Oregon Street next to Post Office)
Victorian Christmas Parade – California Street

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

Tuesday, December 27

by Tim Balfour, Executive Director
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce

Jacksonville Garden Club Holiday Greens Sale
(N Oregon Street next to Post Office)

Saturday, December 17
10:00am-5:00 pm
Bark Carved Gnome Village – The Woodcarving Place
1:00 pm
Minstrel Streams in Concert – Old City Hall
Sunday, December 18

Chamber Chat

Holidays at Hanley Farm


Please join us in welcoming in the
holiday season…and Artist & Gardener!
An Open House for this new business
is planned with hors d’ eouvers and
refreshments. The Chamber of Commerce
will make it official with a ribbon-cutting
ceremony. The Open House is Friday,

December 2 from 4:00-7:00pm with a
celebratory ribbon-cutting at 6:00pm at
130 S. 3rd Street, Jacksonville.
Pictured here are Todd Lovett (l) and Mark
Sutter (r) owners of Artist & Gardener with
Chamber of Commerce Executive Director
Tim Balfour.

Foodies Teaming-up to Offer More Local Flavor




Crank powered,
clip-on flashlight and
smartphone charger
Retail $15.00
AAA Member Price $13.95

l-r: Chef Kristen Lyon and Patti Kirsch
Chef Kristen Lyon, who’s wellestablished business, Meals to Go, and
Patti Kirsch, the new owner of The
Cheesemongers Wife, are pairing-up to
bring more delicious culinary options
to Jacksonville. Starting this month and
running through spring, Lyon will be
preparing entrees to be served weekly at
The Cheesemongers Wife during a new
event dubbed, “Hot Food Fridays,” from
4:00-7:00pm. Lyon operates her meals
and catering business from a commercial
kitchen located within the JoyFull Yoga
space, just footsteps across from the Orth
Building that houses The Cheesemongers
Wife. Food you’ll see on
the “Hot Food Fridays”
menu includes Wild
Mushroom & Chicken Pot
Pies, Artisan Pizzas, Beef
Stew, Fondue, Lasagnas
and other fare.
Lyon strongly
encourages diners to
considering ordering in advance so she
knows how many people to expect and
won’t run out of food. Dinner tickets will
be sold at The Cheesemongers Wife during
business hours and interested patrons may
also email Patti Kirsch at PattiKirsch@gmail.
com or call the cheese shop at 541-702-2300
to reserve a table. Lyon and Kirsch will also
offer pre-sale ticket pricing and "season
passes" at a discounted price.
Kristen Lyon is also expanding other
aspects of her prepared food and catering
business to include a more streamlined
online ordering process, now posting new
menus every two weeks. All offerings
feature the freshest, locally-sourced and
seasonal ingredients. Customers have
about a week to order then either pickup meals at the JoyFull Yoga studio or
have it delivered for a very reasonable $6
throughout the Rogue Valley.

Lyon features menu items from
entrees, side dishes, fresh salads, bone
broths, pie and pizza doughs and more,
with many gluten-free options, all with
a focus on nutritional density that taste
delicious. For more on this, please visit
her website at or
phone her directly at 541-531-6740.
Prior to purchasing The
Cheesemongers Wife, Patti Kirsch
worked as an early learning assistant
for the Medford School District, was
a stay at home parent and a television
animation voice director. Having always
loved cooking, especially gourmet food,
Patti looked at this venture
as an opportunity to keep
the shop open, (she was a
devoted customer) but as
a chance to do something
new in life! She’s lived in
Jacksonville for three years
after relocating from the
Monterey Bay area. Patti
explained that she has family living
in the Rogue Valley and had visited
the area often, and like so many of us,
decided to move here full time! Plus,
with a daughter living in Canada and
one living in Los Angeles, Jacksonville
was in the middle.
Patti says she plans to continue
expanding the offerings found at The
Cheesemongers Wife, with an emphasis
on specialty cheeses and European-style
sandwiches, cheeseboards and Italian
gelato. As a great lunch spot, she notes
that all menu items are prepared using
Rise-Up Bread from the Applegate
Valley and that customers will also find
gourmet cooking items from olive oils,
crackers, vinegars, a freezer selection
of fine, grass-fed beef products from
Plaisance Ranch, and more!
Please see her menu sample ad on page 18.


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provide them with a team approach to
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for everyone!”
Please contact Ellee Celler at RE/MAX
Integrity at 541-618-5344.

25th Annual Soroptimist Holiday Home Tour
On Sunday, December 4 from
11:00am to 4:00pm, the Soroptimist
International Club of Medford is
holding its annual Home Tour,
featuring four wonderful homes, each
dressed up for the Holidays. The homes
were selected for their architectural style
and festive Holiday decorations.
The homes range in style from
contemporary, with beautiful
decorations, to a Tribal/Asian Retreat
with western influences. There is a
Traditional-style home that will have
Santa’s workshop, nutcrackers, snow
globes and snowmen. Another home
features 22 trees, in all different themes
in various shapes and sizes including Mr.
Grinch & Charlie Brown. You will be able
to view the two raffle baskets at Essentials
Home Décor, as well as pick-up some
extra decorating items. Raffle tickets for
the wonderful baskets will be available for
purchase in each of the homes.
Funds raised from past Holiday Home
Tour events have benefited the following
• SAVS (Sexual Assault Victim
• Access
• Family Nurturing Center
• Dunn House
• Rebecca Bender Ministries
• Magdalene Home
• Hearts with a Mission

• KidSpree
• Maslow Project
• scholarships
Tickets can be purchased for a minimum
donation of $15.00. Find tickets in
Jacksonville at Country Quilts, in Medford
at Essentials Home Décor, the Medford
Visitor Information Center or Judy’s Florist
or on Facebook page
SIMedford or

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Local real estate broker Ellee Celler is
enjoying the best of both worlds these days,
thanks to a little help from her associates
at RE/MAX Integrity in Medford. Ellee
explains that she’s “grateful to be enjoying
visiting family more and more,” and that
thanks to the creation of a new team, she
can also help clients with their real estate
needs while traveling.
Ellee’s new, dynamic team, includes
Dee Copley an experienced agent and
Elise Dineen, a newer, tech-savvy
agent. She notes, “I will still be in touch
regularly and will be here in town for
months at a time, but I will be away
for perhaps a month or more at a time.
I know that the wonderful friends
who know me as a trusted real estate
professional will also trust that I can


Dee Evers, a Jacksonville resident, has
taken on the mission of increasing CASA
Giving Trees in Jacksonville and West
Medford. “Children are the future of our
nation, and are the heartbeat as well. What
could be a better way to help in one’s
community than with the innocent children
who are victims of neglect and abuse? It
gives me great satisfaction that through
the Giving Tree
program, in my own
small, indirect way, I
can contribute a tiny
modicum of happiness
for them during the
holiday season.”
You can find CASA
Giving Trees at
these Jacksonville
merchants: Bella
Union, WillowCreek,
Las Palmas, Gina's
Grooming, and Terra
The Giving Tree
program is designed
to assure that each
child receives at least one gift for the
holidays. Tags are placed on a tree at
local businesses, which can be taken
by a customer or employee, who then
purchase a gift for the child. It is placed
under the tree, unwrapped, with the tag
attached. Monetary gifts may also be
given if preferred. CASA volunteers then
deliver the gifts to the children.
Court Appointed Special Advocates,
or CASA, provides a powerful voice for
abused and neglected children. In 2015,
there were 840 founded cases of abuse
and neglect in Jackson County. In an

overburdened system, these children
risk slipping through the cracks and
suffering from further abuse. CASA
volunteers have the power to prevent this
tragic reality. These dedicated, highlytrained community members serve as
fact finders for the judge by researching
the background of each assigned case.
They speak for the child in the courtroom,
representing the child’s
best interests, and work
to move the child as
quickly and effectively
as possible through the
system and into a safe,
permanent home.
CASA volunteers do
what no one else does—
they volunteer their time
to act as independent
eyes and ears of the court
and speak solely for the
best interest of children
and youth in the custody
of DHS. They make
sure medical needs are
addressed, meet with
teachers in the school and ensure that the
children have the appropriate clothing and
other seasonal necessities. Most importantly,
they make sure the child is safe.
CASA of Jackson County has served
over 600 children at the present time, and
there are another 450 on the waiting list
for CASA’s to be trained and assigned.
If you are interested in hosting a
CASA Giving Tree, becoming a CASA
or would like to learn more information,
please contact CASA of Jackson County
at 541-734-2272 or email Erin Carpenter

The Arts Are Thriving and On Display
at Art Presence Art Center



by Anne Brooke Hawkins
The Arts are fundamental to our
humanity; they ennoble and inspire
us, fostering creativity, goodness and
beauty. The arts help us express our
values and build bridges between
cultures, bringing us together regardless
of ethnicity, religion, or age.
University of Pennsylvania
researchers have proven that a high
concentration of the arts in a city
leads to greater civic engagement
and stronger social cohesion. What’s
more, there is a demonstrated, positive
connection between a thriving local
economy and the existence of art.
Art Presence is well into its fourth
year as an upscale, juried Art Center in
the old County Jail. We thank the City of
Jacksonville for its tremendous initial and
ongoing support, especially for Tom’s
ever-ready help with maintenance.
We are now 37 artist-members strong,
with 17 local authors.
We are committed to providing this
community with access to every possible

Our fourth Annual Show of
Angel Art for the Holidays

artistic experience. We have become
established and recognized throughout the
Rogue Valley and Jackson and Josephine
Counties. Art Presence is thriving!
Jacksonville now has everything
needed to continue to be a premiere
destination in Southern Oregon for
Tourism: History, Wine, Music, and Art.
Thank you for your continued support of
Art Presence.
Anne Brooke Hawkins

Please join us

State of the Art Presence Art Center

after the Jacksonville Christmas Parade for a

by Hannah West, Southern Oregon Artists Resource

festive reception to meet the artists

Saturday, December 3 from noon to 4 pm.

Small Treasures­—Small Treasures
continues through December 24. Give
fine art for the holidays! As with previous
Small Treasures shows, you can take
your purchases with you to wrap and
give. Artists continue restocking their
offerings throughout the show, so come by
the gallery when you’re shopping for gifts
and see what’s new! In more exciting news,
Matt & Rebecca Stuart of Minstrel Streams,
lifelong musicians and new Art Presence
members, will play at our receptions and
special events going forward. CDs of their
beautiful instrumental music are now
available in the gallery. Listen at www.

Matt and Rebecca Stuart
of Minstrel Streams
Naked Art: No Mats ~ No Frames
~ Great Deals­—Our annual show of
unframed art opens January 6 and
continues through the 29th. Collectors,
this is your chance to purchase fine
art for less, and you can take your art
home at the time of purchase. Join us
for a reception on Saturday, January
7 from 1:00-3:00pm. We are excited to
announce a special author reading at
2:00pm! Diana Coogle will read from
her new book, “Wisdom of the Heart.”
Each of the essays in Diana’s book got
their inspiration from a painting by
Barbara Kostal. An exhibit of 20 of these
paintings will hang in our upstairs room
through January.

Art Presence Offsite Exhibits
• Pioneer Village: Judith Ghetti
Ommen. 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. Show of abstract acrylic
paintings continues through year’s
end. See more of Patrick’s work at
• Medford Library: Watercolors
by Linda Abblett. Exhibit of
watercolors continues through
year’s end. See more of Linda’s work at
What’s Happening Upstairs?—Figure
Drawing! Practice drawing professional
models from life! Sharpen your pencils,
bring your sketchbook, and join our life
drawing studio every Monday from 1:003:00pm! Just $10 for each two-hour session.
Reserve our upstairs room for your
class, workshop or meeting! Contact
Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057.


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• Local artisans (we represent 31!)
• Numerous, local non-profits
• Our community, events and lifestyle
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News From Britt Hill

by Donna Briggs, Britt President & CEO
Britt Getting Better

Photo by Jay Newman.


his year Britt enjoyed an
enthusiastic response to the
Crater Lake Project, the Britt
Orchestra Season and our Popular Music
line-up. Out of 45 concerts performed on
Britt’s main stage and in the Performance
Garden, overall attendance was over
64,000, with an average attendance of
1720 patrons per main stage concert. Ten
concerts sold out. Overall attendance
numbers are up compared to previous
years, which have been averaging around
60,000 since 2011. It is encouraging to
think about how these numbers impact
our small businesses. From restaurants to
boutique hotels, we all benefit.
Britt also planned and implemented one
of the most in-depth education programs
the organization has ever designed. Since
1985, Britt’s Education Programs have
been providing quality music education
opportunities which have grown and
evolved into support programs that reach
people of all ages and skill levels. The
three pillars of our education programs
are: In-school Residencies, the Children’s
Concert Series, offered free to the public
and drawing capacity crowds, and our
Orchestral Fellowship Program, which
invites adult students to perform and
learn with the orchestra’s musicians. Britt
strives to help new generations discover
the wonder of music in order to enrich
the depth and vitality of the community
we serve. Britt served 10,000 students and
their families this year.

Britt’s leadership is also working
hard to develop standards and meet
the expectations that our patrons have
come to value. With this in mind, Britt
will be making another sizeable capital
investment. Once again, Britt is moving
forward with physical improvements
centered on major upgrades to the upper
concessions area. The work will include
an expanded food court, improved
access, electrical upgrades, and a
remodel of the concessions buildings
including a commercial kitchen.
And equally importantly, we will be
introducing exciting new food options
to include some of your favorite local
eateries next year. Stay tuned…
We believe that there is great value
in improving the concessions, as
such improvements demonstrate to
our patrons and the community our
continued commitment to Jacksonville
and the Britt Experience.
On behalf of the Britt Team, I wish to
express our sincere gratitude and wish
you all a very Happy New Year.
Comments or questions
for Britt Festivals?
Email Donna at ed@ Visit Britt
Festivals at www.
Photo above of the Britt
performance at Crater
Lake by Jay Newman.

Art’Clectic Event for Victorian Christmas Fun!

Celebrate Christmas
with us!
St. Andrew’s
Anglican Church
“For unto you is born this day
in the city of David a Savior,
which is Christ the Lord.”
Christmas Eve - 5:30pm
Lessons and Carols
Christmas Day - 10:30am
Holy Communion
541-899-1956 • 305 N. 5th Street


Jacksonville artist, Walt Wirfs is
the featured artist at the Art’Clectic
December Pop-Up event during Victorian
Christmas in Jacksonville. The art show
will be held at the IOOF Hall on South
Oregon Street next to GoodBean Coffee.
The pop-up show will be open every
Friday, Saturday,
and Sunday from
December 2 through
December 18 from
11:00am to 5:00pm.
Walt, who has lived
in Oregon most of his
life, started working
in oils and watercolor
at the age of 13. He
enjoys creating plein
air scenes of the area
where he lives or visits. Recently, he has
been focusing on places in and around
Jacksonville, working in oils and graphite
drawings. This work will be on display
during the upcoming Art’Clectic Event.
Walt is also showing at Art Presence Art
Center and Rogue Gallery and Art Center
in Medford as well as Ryan’s Gallery in
Lincoln City, Oregon.
Seascapes and beach scenes are also a
favorite subject for Walt who was raised

on the Oregon Coast. He makes regular
visits to the beach and much of his work
reflects that. Following graduation from
Tillamook High School, Walt attended
Oregon State University majoring in
Forest Products. He graduated in 1971
after an enlistment in the Army and
serving for a year
in Vietnam Nam.
He completed
a post-graduate
course from the
Darden School
of Business at
the University of
Virginia. He retired
four years ago to
Southern Oregon
after a long career
in the forest products industry in Oregon,
Washington, and Louisiana. He and his
wife, Charlotte, make their home here in
Eighteen other artists and artisans will
join Walt Wirfs during the Art’Clectic
Victorian Christmas Pop-Up Event.
Come down and meet all of them
during the reception on Saturday,
December 2, from 11:00am to 3:00pm.
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Jacksonville Friends of the Library
Christmas Book Sale is December 10 & 11
Enjoy Jacksonville's Victorian
Christmas celebration and do some
Christmas shopping at Jacksonville
Friends of the Library's Christmas
Book Sale on Saturday & Sunday,
December 10 & 11 in the Naversen
Room of the library.

Saturday hours will be members
pre-sale 9:00-10:00am, then open to the
general public from 10:00am-4:00pm.
Sunday hours will be from noon4:00pm, with $5 for a bag of books from

The Unfettered Critic


by Paula Block Erdmann & Terry Erdmann


Dr. Jason Williams, DC

“Pressure pushing down on me,
pressing down on you…”
~Queen/David Bowie

hew! Well, that’s over. We
finally can relax, knowing
that the incessant pressure
exerted by an endless flow of shrill
television commercials, flyers cluttering
our mailboxes, competing yard
adornments, and snarling voices has
come to an end. Few of us felt in control
during the vitriolic campaign. It just
went on and on, ad nauseam. But now,
after the semi-satisfying ka-thunks of our
signed ballots landing in a counting box,
the pressure is gone.
Except that it isn’t. Even before the
seldom-sensical assault leading up to
November 8th was waning, what to our
wondering eyes should appear, but a
vision of sugarplums frantically dancing
down upon our psyches.
Yep—the holidays have materialized!
And with their arrival,
the pressure is born anew.
The endless flow of shrill
television commercials,
flyers cluttering our
mailboxes, competing yard
adornments, and raised
(this time in song) voices
haven’t gone away: they’ve
seamlessly morphed into
the commercial chaos of
holly and jolly.
But this time, dear readers,
we know exactly how
to relieve the mounting
pressure from the hustlebustle of the mall, the
parking restrictions of big city downtowns,
and the pawing through stacks of boring
merchandise. The solution lays before you,
smooth as a freshly fallen drift of snow.
For pressure-free holiday preparation,
simply: Shop Local!
Yes, you’ve heard it from us before,
but it’s as true as ever. Throughout
Jacksonville’s historic core, merchants—
friends and neighbors to most of us—have
been engaged in carefully choosing exactly
what you’ve been dreaming of to satisfy
even the most difficult gifting needs.
But wait—there’s more! The local
arts community, too, has anticipated
your needs for the coming season. Take
a walk over to the Art Presence Art
Center—located on 5th Street in the old
Children’s Museum (a.k.a. the old City
Jail)—right next to our town’s recently
refurbished “new” City Hall (a.k.a.
the old Museum, a.k.a. the old Jackson

County Courthouse). Inside you’ll find
a wonderland of “Small Treasures”—
handmade gifts created by friendly local
artisans: framed watercolors, collages
of fabric and folded paper, unique
pincushions, tiny, hand-painted music
boxes, a batch of the kookiest sock
animals you’ve ever seen—and more.
It’s worth a trip just to marvel at them
all, not to mention acquainting yourself
with the Art Center. This little gem of
Jacksonville displays changing exhibits
throughout the year, free to the public
every weekend.
If that colorful visit awakens your
desire to see more local art, you can
head over to Pioneer Village for an
exhibit of watercolor and mixed media
paintings; to the Jacksonville Library for
a presentation of abstract acrylic art; to
the GoodBean Coffee
Company, where you
can enjoy a hot latte
along with myriad
interpretations of
Angels rendered by
Rogue Valley artists;
and to South Stage
Cellars with their
regularly updated art
and artist displays. And
don’t forget to visit the
recently opened Artist
& Gardener, across the
way on 3rd Street!
Interested in more
hedonistic delights?
Visit the tasting rooms of our local
vineyards for a bottled gift with a smooth
finish. Purchase a gift certificate from
Angelica Day Spa, California Street Skin
and Nail Studio, or a gift-wrapped sweet
at the Jacksonville Kiwanis’ seasonal
See’s Candies kiosk (across from Pony
Espresso), where visions of their Toffeeettes dance through our heads every year!
An old adage states: All politics are
local. We prefer a different one: All
shopping is local. Or at least it should be.
Jacksonville remains the most pressurefree environment that we know of to
fulfill anyone’s gifting needs, and that’s a
gift to all of us.
Ahhhhhh! Happy Holidays.
Paula and Terry each have long impressivesounding resumes implying that they are
battle-scarred veterans of life within the
Hollywood studios. They’re now happily
relaxed into Jacksonville.

Devon Huttema, LMT specializes
in therapeutic deep-tissue massage.
From her years of working in both
the chiropractic and medical fields,
Devon has developed a special
interest in helping patients with
medical issues.
Joshua Masters, LMT specializes
in Traditional Thai Massage
that incorporates stretching,
compression, traction and joint
mobilization to open the energy
lines of the body–restoring muscle
balance and ease of movement.
Sara Glass, LMT integrates a relaxing
touch with therapeutic deep tissue
techniques. She assesses her clients’
specific needs and uses a combination
of Swedish massage, myofascial
release, proprioceptive neuromuscular
facilitation, and trigger point
myotherapy to achieve results.

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Thank You, Jacksonville
for a wonderful year!

Crown Jewel

Especially special specials
before Christmas.
A crazy kind of sale
after New Year’s.

The Crown Jewel


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(541) 899-9060

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“Bigger isn’t Always Better”


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

at Jacksonville’s

Saturday & Sunday, 11am to 3pm
December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, & 18
Plus Monday, December 26!
Learn how Christmas was celebrated in the late 1800s!
Tours begin every 15 minutes with costumed
docents sharing the origins of Victorian
Christmas traditions and stories of
Beekman family celebrations.
Admission: Adults, $5;
Seniors/Students, $3
Visit Mrs. Beekman’s Christmas
Bazaar on December 3-4 and 10-11.
Celebrate “Boxing Day” December 26th
when all admissions are $2 with a
canned good donation for ACCESS.
or 541-245-3650

J’ville Library
Naversen Room
Seating limited to
first 60 people!



Admission: $5



Folk singer and historian

David Gordon

returns for another season
of popular songs from the 1800s
and the stories behind them!
Sunday Performances
at 2 and 3:30 pm
1/8—Songs of Stephen Foster
2/5—Women Composers
3/5—Newfangled Inventions
4/9—Oregon Trail
6/4—Pioneer Laughter
Presented by
Historic Jacksonville, Inc.



ith a Supreme Court position
and numerous judgeships
around the country sitting
vacant waiting for U.S. Senate approval
of Presidential appointees, this month’s
profile focuses on local lawyer, District
Judge, and Oregon Supreme Court
Justice Paine Page Prim.
Prim’s beginnings were inauspicious.
He was born in Wilson County,
Tennessee, on May 2, 1822, the son of a
poor farmer who died
when Prim was a boy. As
a “man of the family,” he
had his mother and three
siblings to look out for.
Schooling was
intermittent until there
were sufficient resources
for Prim to spend a
year and a half at an
academy. He then taught
school for a few years
until he had the means
to study law. In 1848, he
was the first graduate
from the Cumberland
University School of
Law at Lebanon, the first
law school in Tennessee
and the first west of the
Appalachian Mountains.
After passing the bar, Prim practiced
law in Sparta, Tennessee, but like many
other ambitious young men, he soon saw
the west as offering greater opportunities.
In the spring of 1851 he joined a wagon
train leaving Independence, Missouri,
headed for the Oregon Territory.
Upon arriving in the Willamette Valley,
Prim found there was little demand for his
legal services. He filed a Donation Land
Claim near Albany but soon tired of the
monotony of farming. When news of the
rich gold strikes in Jackson County reached
him, Prim abandoned his land claim and
headed to Jacksonville. Prim mined for the
next four years, but also found his legal
counsel occasionally in demand.
In 1853, Prim advised a popular miner
named Springer whose claim had been
jumped after Springer fell on hard times.
The Alcalde (a position combining mayor
and judge) ruled in favor of the jumper,
a decision that did not sit well with
many of the other miners who thought
the Alcalde had been bribed or that the
sentence was too harsh.
According to Uncivil Disobedience by
Jennet Kirkpatrick, Prim then led a group
of vigilantes who fashioned their own
tribunal, “cheekily calling themselves
the Jacksonville Supreme Court. The
vigilante court convened, finding both
the claim jumper and the justice of the
peace guilty. In an unusual turn of
events, neither was killed or harmed.”
Prim justified vigilantes superseding
the authority of the Alcalde by citing “the
omnipresent power of the people” as the
source of law: “Who made this scoundrel
judge? The people; and if the people
possess the power to appoint one man to
hang another, may they not make court
high enough to hang, if need be, another
court that they have made?”
By 1856 there was sufficient demand
for Prim’s professional services for him
to resume a law practice. He set up shop
at 155 North 3rd Street in Jacksonville, an
address which continued to house lawyers
for the next 100 years. That same year the
Oregon Territorial Governor appointed
Prim the first District Attorney of the First
Judicial District consisting of Jackson,
Josephine, and Douglas counties.
Prim’s prestige grew. In 1857, he was
elected one of four Jackson County
delegates to Oregon’s Constitutional
Convention. During the convention’s
year-long debates, Prim supported an
amendment to exclude Chinese from

entering the new state, describing them
as “evil.” Prim also opposed allowing
blacks to settle in Oregon. Although
Oregon was established as a “free state"
instead of a “slave state,” that does not
mean that early residents made ethnic or
cultural minorities welcome.
In 1857, Prim also married 18-year-old
Theresa Stearns who was half Prim’s age.
A native of Vermont, she had crossed
the plains with her parents four years
earlier and settled with
them on a farm near
Ashland. Within a year,
the Prims’ first child,
Ella, was born and son
Charles followed one
year later.
Charles’s birth
coincided with Oregon
statehood. Perhaps
in recognition of his
work on the State
Constitution, Prim was
appointed Associate
Justice of the Oregon
Supreme Court and
ex-officio Circuit Judge
of the First Judicial
District. Prim was
a Circuit Judge and
Supreme Court Justice
for the next 21 years, including three
terms as Chief Justice.
Prim’s judicial duties required him to
be gone from home for extended periods
of time, leaving his young wife alone
with two infants. This did not sit well
with Theresa, who decided she no longer
loved him. She began treating Prim with
contempt. According to one source she
even told Prim that his company had
become offensive, that she would prefer
he stay away permanently, and that she
was only happy in the “society of others.”
Although there was no evidence of
hanky panky, Theresa’s reference to the
“society of others” made Prim think she
was having an affair. He kicked her out
of their home. Theresa took the children
and returned to her parents. She didn’t
exactly pine away since local papers
reported her taking pleasure trips to
San Francisco.
Prim waited three years before filing
for divorce. He charged Theresa with
broadcasting her indifference to all,
subjecting him to public ridicule, and
refusing to cohabitate. He described her
treatment of him as being “so harsh, cruel
and inhuman…that his life had been
rendered ‘burdensome.’”
Even with all this public airing of
dirty laundry, Prim never finalized the
divorce. After three postponements of
the proceedings, he had the divorce
stricken from the docket and began recourting Theresa. By 1867 he had won
her back and a year later their youngest
daughter, Ida May, was born. Prim had
local contractor David Linn design and
build the family “a flamboyant house”
where the Jacksonville “Buggy Wash”
now stands.
When Prim was not elected for an
additional judicial term in 1880, he
resumed his Jacksonville law practice. He
returned to politics two years later when
he was elected to the state Senate where
he served for two terms before again
retiring from politics.
Prim continued to practice law for
the next 10 years, including a stint
as Attorney for the Southern Pacific
Railroad. Theresa opened a millinery
store which was well supported by local
ladies seeking “the latest novelties in
millinery, trimmed hats of every style,
ribbons, and good kid gloves.”
In 1897, with Prim’s health failing,
the couple “removed to San Francisco.”
Pioneer Profiles - Cont'd. to Pg. 31

Digging Jacksonville: The Main Street Nugget
by Chelsea Rose
871 Medford Center
Medford, OR 97504

The gold nugget under a microscope.

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“Have you found any gold yet?” That
is one of the most common questions
archaeologists get, particularly when
working in a gold rush era mecca like
Jacksonville, Oregon. While I usually say
no—and silently contemplate turning it
into a teaching moment regarding how
the real “gold” is the information we
gather about the past—for the first time I
can officially report, yes. We found gold!
The main street nugget was found in
the Chinese Quarter and comes from
the excavations we did into the burned
house in 2013. While this might be a huge
find, it is in fact smaller than a sesame
seed. The nugget was found within a
soil sample we sent to a specialist at the
University of Massachusetts, Boston for
analysis on the plant remains within
the historic household. In order to
identify seeds and small plant matter,
soil samples go through a process called
flotation, where water is used to separate
out organic material from clay, sand, and
other sediments. This process is actually
not too far off from the historic gold
panning methods—in more ways than
one… see teaching moment above—and
resulted in the identification of the teeny
golden nugget.

Oral histories abound about the
inefficiencies of relying on gold as a
currency: merchants needed to test the
dust with chemicals to make sure it
was not fake, scales could be rigged to
swindle customers by under-reporting
the weight (the little cabin in Gold Hill’s
House of Mystery claims to have been an
assayers office that once took advantage of
its mysterious forces to cheat customers),
and carrying around pouches of loose
gold flakes and nuggets would often
lead to small amounts being dropped
or spilled. Most historic buildings in
Jacksonville no doubt have gold dust
trapped deep in the floorboards!
It was gold that led to the creation of
Table Rock City, it was gold that built
Jacksonville, and it is gold that will sustain
it. While the shiny nuggets make for a
fun story, they do not carry the weight
of our historic buildings, archaeological
sites, and shared heritage. With the failure
of Local History measure 15-164, it is
even more important that we recognize
the gold all around us, and do what we
can to ensure it will be here for future
generations to enjoy. You didn’t seriously
think you were going to get through this
without that teaching moment, did you?
Chelsea Rose is an historical
archaeologist who specializes in
the settlement and development of
the American West. Chelsea and
the Southern Oregon University
Laboratory of Anthropology
(SOULA) conduct archaeology
across Oregon and have done
several projects in Jacksonville.
You can reach Chelsea at rosec@ and follow SOULA
on Facebook/Southern Oregon
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News from the Friends of
Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery

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 views from the
covered back deck, room for RV parking w/electrical hook-up,
3 car garage, manicured landscaping, deer fencing and gate,
in-ground sprinkler system, TID irrigation, cable available and a
quiet, country location!

by Dirk J. Siedlecki, President – FOJHC

220 Harrison St.,
Charming home on a large corner lot in Ashland’s Historic District.
Remembrances of yesteryear, with beautiful updates and upgrades and
just a short distance to downtown Ashland. High ceilings, bright living
spaces, beautiful hardwood floors, fireplace with insert and elegant
trims and moldings. Large kitchen/nook area with white cabinets, gas
range/oven, cornian counters, ss appliances and tiled backsplash with
undercounter lighting. Beautifully tiled bathroom with clawfoot tub,
pedestal sink and built in cabinetry. 2 large bedrooms, laundry area
and formal dining. Exceptional possibilities with finished bonus spaces
downstairs. Exterior access with 2 large living areas, 2 bathrooms, and
laundry area. Private entrances from the large, fenced backyard. 2 decks,
hot tub, off street parking and garden shed. Lot’s of potential!


This photo is of the selection 'Dippold the Optician'—Top row is Ron Danko, David Sours
and David Gordon. Bottom row is Jois Harkness, Rob Hirschboeck, Lea Worecester
and Constance Jesser. Photo by Steven Addington.

1556 S. Ivy,
Southwest Medford
Charming home on a large 1/4 acre corner lot, in a beautiful SW
Medford neighborhood. Beautiful updates and upgrades like hardwood
floors, bright living spaces, fireplace with gas insert and new trims and
moldings. Open floor plan with a NEW kitchen! Gorgeous espresso
colored cabinets, GEOS recycled glass countertops, ss appliances, glass
tile backsplash, tile floors and new vinyl windows. 2 large bedrooms with
wardrobe closets, separate office/possible 3rd bedroom, large bath with
clawfoot tub, skylight, large tiled shower and pedestal sink. Patio off the
master that overlooks the lovely xeriscaped backyard featuring raised
rock garden beds, and raised garden beds and a full sprinkler system
and garden shed/greenhouse building. 1 oversize garage, 1 carport,
huge gated RV parking. Don’t miss this special turnkey property!


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Principal Broker, ABR, CLHMS, CRS e-PRO, GRI
Cell: 541.944.3338
Toll Free: 800.888.5706
Fax: 541.772.2010
871 Medford Center
Medford OR 97504

from the Management
and Staff of Pioneer Village!
Serving our Seniors since 2005

Bring canned food items
to Pioneer Village
December 1 through
January 15, 2017
and receive a
Raffle Ticket for each
item that is donated to
the Food Drive!
Food items will
be donated to the
Medford Food Project.

Winner’s will receive beautiful
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by Harry and David.

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805 N. 5th St., Jacksonville, OR 97530 •


With Appreciation and Gratitude—
The Madrone Theatre Company and
the Friends of Jacksonville's Historic
Cemetery would like to sincerely thank
everyone who attended our October
fundraiser, Spoon River Anthology.
Your support for our organization, our
Pioneer Cemetery and the generous and
dedicated cast was sincerely appreciated.
The turnout for this unique and special
production of Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon
River Anthology directed by Ron Danko
was very impressive and the audience
feedback about our amazing cast was
just remarkable and wonderful. The
audiences loved and thoroughly enjoyed
David Gordon's beautiful musical
arrangements that wonderfully carried
us from one monologue to the next, along
with the fabulous cast and the interesting
characters they presented along with the
numerous costume changes. This was a
very special event that we will cherish
being a part of for many years to come.
We appreciate all the time and work that
this cast put into this production, one that
many devoted fans claimed to be the best
production of Spoon River Anthology they
had ever seen. Approximately 500 people
attended the performances, raising over
$8,300, after expenses, for the Friends
of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery.
These proceeds will help fund several
restoration projects planned for 2017.
Our sincere gratitude and appreciation
go to the entire cast, Ron Danko, David
Gordon, Jois Harkness, Rob Hirschboeck,
Constance Jesser, David Sours, and
Lea Worecester, (and their spouses)
Aurelie, Ginna, Eddie, Deb, David, Lori
and Chad, for making this such a fun
and successful fundraiser and fill-in for
our annual Meet the Pioneers program.
Thank you to Rogue Community
College for opening up their wonderful
Performance Hall to us and for their
hospitality, David Gibb Photography,
Laurie Heuston, Mail Tribune Tempo,
Whit Parker and Andrea Yancey at the

Jacksonville Review, The Applegater, Rogue
Valley Messenger, Evalyn Hansen, The
Daily Tidings/Revels, Geoffrey Riley,
Jefferson Public Radio, KDVR 12, KOBI
5 and KTVL 10, Jacksonville Chamber
and Visitor Center, SOHS and Historic
Jacksonville for helping to promote this
event. Appreciation to Cheryl Garcia,
Jo Parker, Ann Wilton, the Camelot
Theatre and the Friends of Jacksonville's
Historic Cemetery for their assistance
with costumes. Thank you to Steve and
Sue Bennett, Susan DeRosa, Carolyn
Roberts and Bill Stanton for their artistic
assistance with the stage setting. Thank
you to all the others who helped and
supported this production in a number
of ways acknowledged in the Spoon River
Anthology program book. A special thank
you and appreciation to the following
who assisted in the theatre with tickets,
programs, refreshments and seating:
John Ellis, Vivienne Grant, Katie Haugse,
Dianne Helmer, Beverly Helvie, Tony
and Joan Hess, Karen Hopkins, Jeanne
Knope, Ellen Martin, Dick Meyers, Gail
Nicholson, Betsy Sharp, Pam Smith and
Ron Ruppert, Bill Stanton, Penn Viets and
Kathy Waltz.
We look forward to welcoming you back
to “Meet the Pioneers” in Jacksonville's
Historic Cemetery on October 6-8, 2017.
Thank you for your help, support and
kind donations this past year and wishing
all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy,
Healthy New Year filled with history, fun
and joyful times.
And another Thank You to the
following volunteers who helped to
take down the flags in the Cemetery
following Veterans Day—Mary
Siedlecki, Betsy Sharp, Bill and Debbie
Miller, Sue White, Tony and Joan Hess,
Neill and Beverly Smith. The Friends of
Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery place
flags on the gravesites of all the Veterans
resting in the Cemetery each Memorial
Day and they remain in place until after
Veterans Day.

Holidays at Hanley Farm!
at Hanley Farm,
November 26th,
11:00am-3:00pm—Kickoff the Yuletide Season
by creating your holiday
wreath using bases made
from all-natural materials
cut fresh from the farm.
Visit with Santa! Food!
Children’s activities!
Admission: FREE!
Wreath-Making Kits/$15
(SOHS Members/$10)
Hanley Farmhouse
Tours/$5 (SOHS Members/$3).
Hanley Holiday Farmhouse Tour,
December 26 & 27, 11:00am-3:00pm—
Costumed docents will guide you

through the home and
share holiday tales and
stories about the rich
history of the Hanley
family and farm. As
you await your tour,
enjoy a warm cider
on the pavilion, stroll
through the Hanley
gardens and take a
self-guided tour of
the grounds. What a
perfect way to wrap up
the Christmas holidays!
Hanley Farmhouse
Tours/$5 (SOHS Members/$3).
Hanley Farm is located at 1053 Hanley
Road in Central Point. For more info,
please visit

A Few Minutes with the Mayor
by Paul Becker

A Big "Thank You" to All


nother Thanksgiving holiday
has come and gone. For me,
this one was special because I
owe so very many people a big “thank
you” for their support and their vote in
this past election. What was especially
heart-warming were the letters to
the editor of the Jacksonville Review…
members of the community from every
social element… from members of the
City Council to Britt Music Festival to
the Chamber of Commerce and more.
There was even a letter from someone
who remembered when I stepped in and
authorized a sandwich board in front of
her establishment.
Then there was the support of the
publisher of this paper. To him I owe
an extra debt of gratitude. It was he
who printed all those letters which in
their own way told the story of my
I must admit I’m glad it wasn’t a nail
biter or a close horserace. My nails are
too short now and I read where W.C.
Fields once cautioned, “Remember,
Lady Godiva put all she had on a horse
and she lost her shirt!” Thankfully,
the first election results that came in
looked good enough that a crowd of us,
gathered at Boomtown, gave a shout and
any tension there may have been, left the
room early that night.
So… where do we go from here? I
can promise you it will be a busy four
years. Here are just a few items or tasks
awaiting our attention.
• Disaster preparedness. Our city
core is vital; without it there is no
Jacksonville. We need to develop
some plan that could minimize the
effects of an earthquake. One would
be to devise a strategy permitting the
City to warn building owners of any
existing structural faults.
• With the growing population in
Applegate, and with the noticeably
increased transportation from the
marijuana farms, traffic density will
not improve on California Street.
This necessitates pulling a small
group together to study future
transportation issues, and devise,
together with ODOT, what solutions
may be available.
• Adopt a plan for the 2nd floor of City
Hall and finish construction.
• The long-awaited Jacksonville

Community Center is tantalizingly
close to raising the full amount of
money needed not only to begin
but to complete the project. This
Center will be the biggest single and
most positive downtown addition
in years. Wherever the City can
help expedite, and wherever private
citizens can assist, both financially
and in other ways, the Center needs
to come to fruition.
• The Budget Committee has been
considering different options
to solve the increasing shortfall
between the money in our General
Fund and the money needed to run
the Police Department. A lot of you
heard about a “meals tax.” In my
re-election campaign I promised I
would not support any such idea.
We are not Ashland where they
support sales taxes and that is what
a meals tax is.
• Jacksonville’s City staff is perhaps
the finest in this entire Valley. Some
will be retiring in the not-too-distant
future and it is essential we adopt a
transition plan in order to maintain
the quality and level of service for
our citizens.
• We need to expand our Urban
Growth Boundary. This requires
much work and lots of time
because of state regulations
restricting growth if the population
density is not at a certain level.
We are an historic city and not one
where we plop down three, four
and five story buildings willy-nilly
here and there. Yet it really is time
to expand. Expansion will enlarge
the much-needed tax base without
negatively affecting the quality or
character of the City.
And that is just some of the issues to
Here is one more thought with which to
leave you from John Wayne, who said…
Tomorrow is the most important thing
in life. It comes into us at midnight very
clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts
itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned
something from yesterday.
And now let me say in closing:

City Snapshot
City Council Meeting October 18, 2016
1. The meeting was called to order at 6:00pm at Old City Hall with Councilors
Jesser, Gregg, Lewis, Garcia, Wall and Mayor Becker present and Councilor
Bennington absent. Staff present included Administrator Alvis, Finance Director Bray,
Recorder Collins, Fire Chief Hull, Police Chief Towe, Diane Oliver, Kristina Heridia
and Principal Planner Foster (from the Planning Department).
2. Minutes from the October 4 meeting and the bills list were approved.
3. During Public Comment, resident Diane Helmer addressed council with concerns
regarding events taking place at Bigham Knoll.
4. During Staff and Department Reports:
• Administrator Alvis informed council that Paul Kangas was retiring as
City Forester and recommended that the Parks Committee determine if a
replacement was needed.
• Ian Foster from Planning introduced the new part-time Planner, Kristina
Heredia along with the rest of the Planning Department. A brief update on the
Keegan House, Buildable Lands Inventory Economics Opportunity Analysis
and Measure 56 was presented.
• Police Chief Towe updated council on the recent purchase of two new police
vehicles and staffing changes happening in the near future.
• Fire Chief Hull reported on Fire Prevention Month and efforts in assisting
elderly residents with installation of smoke detectors.
5. In Action/Discussion Items:
• Administrator Alvis provided rationale to reject the current bid to repave the
Main Street parking lot. Council unanimously favored a motion to continue
seeking appropriate project bids.
• After discussion, council approved a lease renewal on the city-owned St.
Andrews Church.
• Councilor Garcia updated council on the most recent implementations of
the IT plan and council unanimously approved continuation of IT-related
• Fire Chief Hull presented council with a hiring list for potential fire department
candidates and council then approved the list.
• By resolution, council unanimously approved a no-smoking ordinance and
placement of “no-smoking” signs in all city parks, including Doc Griffin,
Pheasant Meadows, Cottage Park, Nunan Square Park, Peter Britt Gardens and
Creekside Park.
City Council Meeting November 1, 2016
1. The meeting was called to order at 6:00pm at Old City Hall. Councilors Gregg,
Lewis, Bennington, Garcia, Wall and Mayor Becker were present with Councilor
Jesser absent. Staff present included Administrator Alvis, Finance Director Bray and
Recorder Collins.
2. The Minutes from October 18 and the bills list were approved.
3. No Public Comment was presented
4. During Staff and Department reports, Administrator Alvis discussed
rescheduling the public hearing on proposed code revisions (cancelled on 10/25 due
to overcrowding of Old City Hall) and water main issues on Beverly Way. He also
discussed the resignation of firefighter Zigenis.
5. During Action/Discussion Items:
• Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tim Balfour presented the event
package for Victorian Christmas which was then approved.
• After a presentation and discussion, permission was granted to hold a holiday
market on the Courthouse grounds during a portion of Victorian Christmas.
• Colleen Padilla from SOREDI introduced herself as the new Executive Director
of the organization and updated the council on activities.

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

City offices have moved to 206 N Fifth Street!

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

October 13 to November 15, 2016
Call Type – Total Calls
911 Hang-Up - 17
Alarm - 6
Animal Complaint - 3
Assault - 1
Assist - Other Gov't/Law
Enforcement Agencies - 63
Assist Public - 24
Assist Medical - 10
Bar Check - 2
Burglary - 7
City Ordinance - 5
Civil - 5
Custody Detox - 3
Disorderly Conduct - 1
Domestic Disturbance - 2
Foot Patrol - 1
Fugitive/Warrant - 3

Harassment/Threats - 1
Hit & Run - 1
House Check - 73
Larceny-Theft - 4
Motor Vehicle Collision - 2
Parking Complaint - 4
Property Lost/Found - 1
Recovered Stolen Vehicle for
Other Agency - 1
Sudden Death - 1
Suspicious - 11
Traffic/Roads - Other - 3
Trespass - 4
Unauthorized Entry/Use Motor
Vehicle - 4
Welfare Check - 2

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, December 6, 6:00pm (OCH)
PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, December 14, 6:00pm (OCH)
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, December 20, 6:00pm (OCH)
HARC: Wednesday, December 21, 6pm (OCH)
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, January 3, 6:00pm (OCH)
PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, January 11, 6:00pm (OCH)
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, January 17, 6:00pm (OCH)
HARC: Wednesday, January 25, 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



Community Center Communiqué

News Updates on the Jacksonville Community Center
by David Doi

JCC future expansion ~ Cedars on 4th
Painting by Anne Brooke
One Final Push—In just a few days
on December 1, 2016 the Jacksonville
Community Center’s $40,000 challenge
grant from the Collins Foundation will
expire. I know this sounds a lot like a
public radio drive but we are just a few
thousand dollars short of matching the
challenge. We need you to write a check
today or to send in a pledge so that we
can raise the $40,000 to get an additional
$40K. Your donation could make
the difference between receiving the
$40,000 matching grant from the Collins
Foundation or not. The Collins challenge
is an all or nothing match. So please give
today using the form below.
Community Center Plans Are Being
Finalized—Jacksonville Community
Center President Rick Patsche says
that JCC is close to finalizing building
plans. “We have met with the Ausland
Group designers and lawyers and
we are just a few weeks away from

applying for building permits from
the City. The windows, doors, kitchen
design, closets, bathrooms, colors—all
the details are being worked out,”
reports an enthusiastic Patsche. The
heart of the center will be a great room
that can seat 90 people at tables or 150
people in rows auditorium style. Parties,
receptions, reunions, small concerts and
lectures are just some of the events that
the community center will be able to
accommodate. The meeting rooms and
divided great room can accommodate
classes—art, music, yoga, aerobics,
poetry, historical and cultural—
developed for the young and the old
in addition to meetings for community
and service organizations. “We could
not be more excited about the progress
and potential for our multi-purpose
community center,” says Patsche.
See the floor plan for the 2900 square
foot community center below.


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On Money & More:
After-Election Predictions
by Erich & Matt Patten, Cutler Investment Group
"The world was not wheeling anymore. It was just very clear and bright and inclined
to blur at the edges." ― Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises


he election of Donald Trump
is a sharp departure from the
past eight years for investors.
While his policies are opaque, he is likely
to work in concert with Republican
principles, given the one-party control of
Congress. This will most likely manifest
itself in reform of Obamacare, potentially
extending to entitlement reform and tax
reform. Candidate Trump espoused an
opposition to trade, which, in our view
would be negative to economic growth. It
seems likely that Congress is less inclined
to tackle this issue first, as traditional
Republican orthodoxy is contrary to
the President-elect. While citizens will
naturally have deeply divided views about
the impact of these policy changes, the
stock market appears agnostic to politics.
After the initial overnight market
dislocation, investors awoke the day
after the election to a stock market rally
and bond sell off. Why? The nearterm answer appears to be stimulus.
Perceived monetary stimulus increased,
with pundits questioning if the Federal
Reserve's forecasted December hike has
been "put on hold." Fiscal stimulus is
also anticipated, with a reported Trump
stimulus package estimated to be 3x the
size of a comparable Clinton proposal.
The combined effect is inflationary,
which led to a long-dated US Treasury
sell-off. There are reasons why rates
may continue to rise, and we will be
monitoring client exposure to this asset
class closely. The US government,
however, maintains an enormous
incentive to keeping long-term rates low.
While the market determines value, this
underlying liability should limit the longterm rate rise in the medium term.
What should clients be doing with
their investment portfolios? Initial
investment reaction has been severe in
certain asset classes. There has been a
reset for the outlook of certain industries,

but repositioning portfolios at times of
market stress is typically ill-advised.
Historically, the market performance
days after the election has not been
particularly predictive of market returns
during the next administration. We
would caution investors to remain
diligent and avoid the temptation to
chase performance. Instead, focus on
your goals and objectives and how the
risk of your investments fits within
the context of your financial plan.
Understanding this will give you a
greater ability to weather any uncertainty
and volatility.
All opinions and data included in this commentary
are as of November 11th, 2016 and are subject to
change. The opinions and views expressed 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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Letter to Editor: Please Recycle Appropriately



story Craftsman has 3 bedrooms + office and 2.5 bathrooms. You’ll
love the bright open-concept floor plan. Downstairs office could be a
4th bedroom. Kitchen boasts large island, granite counters & stainless
appliances. Living area features cozy gas fireplace. Master suite is on
main level with attached bath and huge walk-in closet. Upstairs you’ll
find 2 spacious bedrooms and a full bath. Separate laundry room
downstairs; laundry and bath rooms have lovely ceramic tile accents.
Plus an attached 2-car garage for all your tools and treasures! Front &
back yard will be fully landscaped for easy maintenance.


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Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to own a BRAND NEW home in
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throughout. Kitchen boasts large island, bar seating and stainless

Across from Ray’s grocery store
in Jacksonville sits the Lions Club
newspaper dumpster. It remains
standing after numerous others in the
valley have come and gone, due to
misuse. This is a service provided by
the Southern Oregon Lions Sight and
Hearing Center in Medford, offering our
community the opportunity to recycle their
newspapers, while creating funds which
are used to provide low-income residents
with eyeglasses and hearing aids.
With good intentions, many members
of the community conscientiously recycle
appropriately. However, I have regularly
observed materials deposited in this bin
other than newspapers, such as plastic

bags full of shredded paper, mail order
catalogues, books, cardboard boxes,
dog food bags, household mail, etc. The
Lions organization only receives credit
for deposited newspapers. If the bin
continues to be filled with inappropriate
items, the organization may consider
the time, effort and expense involved in
this project to be other than worthwhile.
In that case, the Lions will no longer
provided the bin. That would be a
real loss for me and other Jacksonville
residents who take recycling seriously.
Please, think about how your actions
will impact others.
Concerned Jacksonville Resident

Thank You From The Jefferson Pipe Band
On behalf of the Jefferson Pipe Band, I’d like to thank all those who attended the
Taste of Scotland fundraising event. The event was sold out with 114 in attendance!
Through your generosity, a good portion of our expenses to compete in the World
Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, will be offset.
We sincerely hope you all had a great time! We enjoyed hosting the event for you.
Look for similar events in the near future.
Bob Budesa

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the balcony. Master suite with attached bath, walk-in closet & private
entrance to second balcony. Ceramic tile accents in laundry & bath
rooms. Attached 2-car garage with 220 sf shop or storage area. Front
and back yard will be landscaped for easy maintenance.

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Let's Talk Real Estate
by Graham Farran,
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Cheese & Charcuterie
Cheese Boards
Select from our rotating menu of cheeses & charcuterie paired
with thoughful accompaniments. All boards served with Rise
Up! organic artisan baguette or gluten-free crackers

Soup & Salad
Spinach Salad
poppy seed dressing, walnuts, seasonal fruit, goat cheese
Tomato Soup
house-made creamy tomato soup, with shaved parmesan and
baguette slices

European Style Sandwiches
we proudly serve Rise Up! organic artisan bread
Grilled Cheese
our own blend of cheeses on buttery sourdough, comes with
soup for dipping, chips
Mozzarella & Roasted Red Pepper
basil pesto on baguette, chips
Paris Ham & Gruyere
stoneground mustard on baguette, chips
ham, sopressata, mortadella, spinach, tomato, toma cheese,
sweet dressing on baguette, chips
Brie on Grilled Baguette
all natural roasted turkey, NW Lemon & Pear Jam, and brie on
baguette, chips
Roasted Turkey & Bacon Spread
spicy creme fraiche, uncured bacon spread & spinach on
baguette, chips
Little Mongers (12& Under)
Ham on buttered baguette or Half Grilled Cheese, includes a
side of seasonal fruit

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holiday cheeseboards • gift baskets • local wines, ports & honey
award-winning lucero olive oils & flavored vinegars


9 Ways to Prepare Your
Home for Winter


ow that the leaves are falling,
you know snow and freezing
temperatures will follow. Here
are 9 things to get done before winter to
prevent costly home repairs.
1. Prevent plumbing freezes, protect
outdoor faucets—A ruptured pipe can
ruin your home and everything in it.
Rupturing occurs when a pipe freezes
and the water inside it expands. You can
protect your exterior pipes by wrapping
them with heat tape or add a faucet
protector which can cost less than $10.
Protect your interior pipes by ensuring
your thermostat is never set below 50
degrees. Disconnect and drain garden
hoses. If your exterior faucets aren’t selfdraining, be sure to turn off the water
manually at the shutoff valve inside the
house so water doesn’t stand in the wall
pipes. If you have an irrigation system,
it’s important to make sure all the water
has drained from the system before the
first freeze. If you have a well, make
sure the pipes in the well house are
insulated, or make sure there is a heat
source in the well house.
2. Tune up your heating system—
Don’t wait until the first cold snap to
discover the heat isn’t going to work. Turn
your furnace on and make sure it runs. If
you have a monitor heater, make sure you
have lots of heating fuel. Do not allow oil
to run low—you run the risk of running
out and freezing pipes. While you’re at it,
don’t forget to replace the furnace filter,
which cleans the air in your home.
3. Fireplaces—What better way to
beat the cold than the heat of a wood
burning fireplace! Prep your fireplace by
clearing out any debris that might be left
over from last season, have the chimney
cleaned once a year if you use it a lot.
Lastly, be sure your fireplace screen is in
good shape to shield your flooring from
any flying sparks.
4. Window air conditioners—You
should not keep any air conditioners
in the windows. If you do, remove
them and replace the windows in their
proper positions.
5. Roof & gutters: don’t be lazy—
Check your roof for loose or broken
shingles. Be sure your gutters have been
cleaned free of leaves, sticks and debris,
so you will have proper drainage. It can
be so tempting to skip gutter cleanups

as winter nears. If it looks like you’re
living inside a waterfall when it rains,
water is bypassing your gutter system
completely and may be directed to your
foundation instead.
6. Smoke detectors, fire extinguishers
and carbon monoxide detectors—Test
your detectors to make sure they work.
Replace batteries if needed. Have spare
batteries available.
7. Fill in the gaps—Finding and filling
the places where cold air sneaks into
your home can drastically reduce your
heating bills this winter. Cracks can be
easily and inexpensively sealed with a
simple tube of caulk, and it’s available
in hundreds of colors to match your
window panes, outside siding, and even
brick. Not sure where to caulk? Look for
visible cracks around:
• Window sills
• Baseboards
• Fireplace or dryer vents
• Anywhere something inside pokes a
hole to the outside
If you have a real chimney, don’t forget
to close the damper to prevent cold air
from billowing down and into your home.
8. Get personal with thermostats—We
all know we should, but we seem to have
some mental block when it comes to
programming our thermostats to align
with our schedules. It’s not that hard
and sometimes all it takes is buying a
new one that suits you. Maybe you’ll
like a wi-fi thermostat that’ll give you a
little money-saving thrill each time you
swipe your app or maybe you will like
the Nest Thermostat that learns your
temperature likes.
9. Prep your yard—Your yard may
take a beating this winter, but a little
prep now can help your lawn be lush
and green again once the warm weather
comes back. Spend a few hours fertilizing
and ridding your lawn of leaves now,
and reap the benefits later.
Graham Farran is
a broker with Expert
Properties, located at
620 N. 5th Street in
Jacksonville. Please
see their ad on the
back cover and contact
them at 541-899-2030
or online at www.

You’ll find everthing
you need to explore the
Southern Oregon wine
region in the pages of
Southern Oregon
Wine Scene magazine!
Find our Fall Winter
2016 issue at your
favorite wineries
& tasting rooms!

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Jacksonville's Victorian Christmas Parade
is Saturday, December 3 at 10:00am!
Jacksonville Art Events
Dec 2016 ~ Jan 2017
Art Presence Art Center
Small Treasures
Now—December 31, 2016

Still looking for that special
something to give those
who remain on your list?
Just remembered someone
you can’t leave out? Don’t
panic! Our gallery is filled
with small works of art,
priced to give for the holidays. Take your art finds
home for wrapping when
purchased. Artists continue
to add new works to keep
the gallery well stocked.
Don’t search far and wide
Mixed media by Linda Dunn
for last minute gifts—we have small treasures waiting for
you right here in Jacksonville!

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.

Naked Art:
No Mats ~ No Frames ~ Great Deals
January 6–29, 2017

Our annual show of unframed art returns to save art
collectors money! Reception Sat., Jan 7 from 1-3pm,
featuring a special author reading from “Wisdom of the
Heart” by Diana Coogle. Reading and exhibit of 20
paintings by Barbara Kostal that inspired Coogle’s
essays in the upstairs room at 2pm!

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
December 1–31: 4th Annual Angels Show

We are proud to present our
fourth annual Angels show with
a host of angels to brighten
winter’s darkness. This year’s
exhibition of angel art includes
well over 30 paintings by over 20
artists, including works from a
wide range on genres, mediums,
styles and interpretations. Join
us for a festive reception and
meet our Angel Artists on Sat.,
December 3 from noon to 4pm,
after the Jacksonville Christmas
Angel by Antonius Laenen

In January, be sure to see a lovely exhibit of pastel
paintings by Jacksonville resident Dagmar Smith!
165 South Oregon Street ~ 541-899-8740

See page 6 for the full schedule of events for
Jacksonville's 2016 Victorian Christmas Celebration!
DECEMBER 2016/JANUARY 2017 Events Calender • More at
• Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00pm: edenvale winery
cooking with chef doug todd at
the voorhies mansion, Medford. p 38
• Sundays, through January: edenvale
winery sunday brunch at the
voorhies mansion, Medford.
Please call for reservations. p 38
• Friday-Sunday, November 25-27:
thanksgiving weekend at
weekend for wine, food and shopping! p 37
• Friday & Saturday, November 25 & 26:
edenvale winery and voorhies
mansion annual open house,
Medford. p 38
• Saturday, November 26, 11:00am-3:00pm:
holiday wreath-making at hanley
farm. p 14
• Saturday, November 26, 4:00-7:00pm:
jacksonville's victorian
christmas celebration merchant
open house & tree lighting, Downtown
Jacksonville. Tree lighting is at 5:30pm. p 6
• Friday-Sunday, December 2-4: providence
festival of trees. Public Viewing. p 23
• Friday & Saturday, December 2 & 3:
jacksonville garden club
holiday greens sale, in the alcove near
the Jacksonville Post Office on North Oregon Street.
Friday 10:00am-3:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-3:00pm. p 5
• Friday, December 2, 4:00-7:00pm: artist &
gardener open house, 130 S. 3rd Street.
Ribbon-cutting at 6:00pm. p 6
• Friday, December 2, 5:00-7:00pm: 4th-annual
sock hop. Medford Senior Center.
• Saturday, December 3, 10:00am: JACKSONVILLE'S
victorian christmas parade.
Downtown Jacksonville. p 6

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 by the Fret Drifters,
complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting on
Saturday, December 10, from 5:30–8pm.
125 South Third Street ~ 541-899-9120


8 - 10






• Sunday, December 4, 11:00am-4:00pm:
soroptimist holiday home tour. p 8
• Saturday & Sunday, December 10 & 11:
friends of jacksonville library
christmas book sale, Naversen Room at
the library. p 10
• Saturday & Sunday, December 10 & 11, noon5:00pm: SCHIMDT FAMILY VINEYARDS
holiday open house. p 37
• Friday, December 16, 7:00pm: movie night
at old city hall, "Piccadilly Jim." p 23
• Monday & Tuesday, December 26 & 27, 11:00am3:00pm: hanley holiday farmhouse
tour. p 14
• Sunday, January 8, 2:00 & 3:30pm: pioneer
history in stories & song with
david gordon, Naversen Room at
Jacksonville library. p 12
• Friday, January 20, 7:00pm: movie night at
old city hall, "The Story of Dr. Ehrlich's Magic
Bullet." p 23
• Saturday, February 18: jacksonville's
chinese new year celebration. p 39

Make sure to read all ADS
for more FUN events!



• Saturday & Sunday, December 3 & 4, william
henry christmas show at carefree
buffalo. p 40


• Saturday & Sunday, December 3 & 4, 10 & 11, 17
& 18, and Monday, December 26: victorian
christmas at beekman house. p 12


South Stage Cellars
November 10–December 31
2016 Art in Review

Website & Art Event Calendar by
Hannah West Design, LLC

• Saturday & Sunday, December 3 & 4, 10 & 11,
17 & 18: jacksonville's victorian
christmas celebration. Downtown
Jacksonville. p 6





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Southern Oregon Repertory Singers
Conducted by Martin


GRANTS PASS: Dec. 1 · MEDFORD: Dec. 2 · ASHLAND: Dec. 3


A Cup of Conversation
by Michael Kell

Frogs and Lawyers


had to skip a
couple articles;
my apologies.
Along with my very
sick wife needing
extended out of town medical care, we
had an unexpected funeral to attend for
her beloved brother and, oh yes, there’s
that nasty business of being sued for
copyright infringement.
Apparently, a Google thumbnail image
once used in this column is owned by a big
city lawyer’s client. The photo was of a man
looking into a mirror image of a younger
self. The lawyer demanded an immediate
removal of the image plus a cashier's check
made out to the lawyer for a substantial
amount of money. If these conditions were
not met within thirty days, the lawyer
would recommend his artist-client sue
me in federal court for up to $300,000 in
damages plus attorney fees and court costs.
Hmmm…sued in federal court? That sounds
familiar. You can’t make this stuff up.
I did not initially respond to the letter but
did contact the owner to make a humble
plea for mercy on grounds of innocent
infringement. I did my homework but the
artist was deaf to compassion (greed has
that effect on people). He was busy selling
his talents at $250,000 for a four-day photo
shoot to see this was small ball; a no harm
error. The only better gig in town is a fortyfive minute speech by a public servant to
a room of bankers. Instead, my email was
forwarded to the opportunistic attorney
along with my assertion the demand letter
was a shakedown and, by the way, did he
know? BA-BOOM! Now, I'm into my own
lawyer for more than the price of the legal
extortion and just trying to come out of
this in one piece. Dad always said to go to law
school. Did I listen?
I read an online review of the plaintiff's
attorney. The reviewer named the firm

the Jiffy Lube of legal practice. That's pretty
funny. There is undeniable satire in the
image of a self-absorbed artist looking into
the mirror while his grease-monkey lawyer
shakes down the coffee guy writing a good
word for free in a small town paper.
I’m sorry about using an image not
belonging to me. I should have known
but didn’t bother to ask. Now I know.
Now you know. It’s a dangerous and
litigious world we created, a world
where reason and common decency are
bygones of a grandparent’s memory. We
are proverbial frogs boiling slowly in hot
cauldrons of society gone mad. I’d jump
but might land in somebody’s soup and
be sued for trespassing…or eaten.
For this month, I wanted to use a picture of
a frog enjoying a cup of coffee while looking
in the mirror at the tadpole of his younger
self but it would have cost me a hundred
bucks. No way, I have legal and medical bills
to pay so kindly just use your imagination.
The good news is Mary Sunshine
is healing; love for our brother Billy
managed to mend a badly fractured
family, and the publisher of this paper
gave us a big credit towards future
advertising to lessen my lawyer-pain.
Billy drew hundreds of people from all
over to say goodbye with a huge party to
celebrate his life. That sounds to me like
finishing well. So, in the end, through
sickness, hardness of heart, greed and
even death there is still goodness, healing,
charity and redemption. The latter are
fingerprints of a loving and forgiving God
moving us through that looking glass to the
other side. Do you know this love (?)…for
now we look into the mirror dimly but then face
to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know
fully even as I am fully known. 1 Cor 13:12
Michael is a coffee entrepreneur and
sometimes author living in the Pacific
Northwest with his lovely wife, Mary.

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Jacksonville FREE Movie Night

Join us for the 25th annual

7:00pm at Old City Hall • Doors Open at 6:30pm

Providence Festival of Trees

Friday, December 16

Come to the festival and enjoy:
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Gala Night
Wednesday, Nov. 30
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Thursday, Dec. 1
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Sponsored by Southern Oregon Credit Service

For tickets and information, visit
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Public viewing
Friday, Dec. 2

Sunday, Dec. 4

Seniors Free Day:

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Tax Tips You Can Use

by Kathleen Crawford
& Angela Clague, Enrolled Agents
End of Year Tax Reminders



f you itemize deductions, AND you
pay estimated taxes to the State, we
recommend you pay your January
15th estimated tax in December of 2016.
You will get the benefit of the deduction
for 2016. This logic also applies to paying
other deductible expenses like medical
bills, which are deducted in the year
paid not the year incurred. And, if you
are regularly making donations either
in cash or in goods, think about making
those donations in December to get the
tax benefit for this year. Don’t forget
that ALL charitable contributions need
to be supported by a receipt, and if the
donation is above $250 in cash, then the
organization needs to provide a letter
with the amount and indicate whether
any goods or services were provided in
return for the donation.
For taxpayers who are at least 64
years of age at the end of 2016, you may
qualify for the special Oregon medical
subtraction. Please be aware that this
is per individual, so medical expenses
should be identified by taxpayer,
not combined between spouses. The
subtraction is limited to $1800 per
taxpayer and may be less depending
on Gross Income limitations. I have
repeatedly come across qualifying
individuals who respond with, “I
really didn’t spend anything.” Often
the client is thinking only about doctor
visits, yet upon further discussion we
may identify dental visits, prescription
medicine costs, optometrist and eye
glass costs, and even medical insurance
premiums have been ignored. If you
have questions about what qualifies,
then give your tax person a call.
Form 1099’s are more and more critical.
If you have a business and pay a total of
$600 or more for services, or rent(s) to
an individual or business (corporations
are excepted) then you are required to
send out 1099’s to report the payment.

I know that this keeps resurfacing as
a tax topic, however it continues to be
a much ignored rule, and the taxpayer
will find that not only can the deduction
be disallowed if the forms are not filed,
but that penalties for non-filing may be
imposed. These penalties may be up to
$250 per failure, or $500 for intentional
disregard. The due date for most 1099’s
is February 1st. Please note that 1099’s
need to be sent for ANY gross amount
paid to an attorney or ANY fishing boat
proceeds paid out.
Partnerships. In tax years prior to the
2016 tax year, partnership returns were
due on April 15th, the same due date as
personal income tax returns. This was
often a frustration to individuals as well
as tax preparers who were waiting on
K’1s in order to complete tax returns.
Starting in the upcoming filing season
for tax year 2016, Partnership returns
will be due by March 15th. If you have
a partnership, please make a note, since
there is a hefty fine for late filing or not
filing. The IRS may impose penalties
of $195.00 per month per partner for
a maximum of 12 months worth of
penalties. You can see how this can
quickly become VERY substantial.
Once again, I advise anyone who
has questions to contact their tax
professional. The above items are not
meant to be a detailed review, but a yearend reminder which will hopefully help
you avoid some potentially costly errors.
Have a very Happy Holiday Season!
The fine print: This article is for
information only. Please see your tax
professional for questions about your
individual tax situation.
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s a native Oregonian, one of the
many things I’m grateful for is
the tradition of helping others.
I grew up in snow country and this time
of year was always interesting when it
came to getting around and getting back
home. If you did happen to get stuck or
needed some help, you didn’t have to
wait long because somebody (or several
somebody’s) would hop out and get you
going again. Four-wheel drive vehicles
weren’t common when I was
a kid but tire chains were
and they weren’t any easier
to put on then than they are
now. “Chaining up” is one
of the jobs every dad taught
their sons because it was cold
nasty work and was a lesson
you were glad you learned if
needed. And if your neighbor
(next door or on the road)
needed help putting their
chains on, you just did it for
them. When it snowed, the first thing you
did in the morning was shovel the walks
because you didn’t want to be the last
one done. And you took turns shoveling
for the old folks in the neighborhood, too.
Our Builder Community reminds me
a lot of the kind folks I grew up with.
They work hard to make a better life for
their families and everyone else around
them. The projects they build create jobs
and improve the property base that pays

for our Police and Fire Departments,
schools, libraries and nearly all of our
public services. And they help others.
This year alone, the Builders Association
of Southern Oregon has provided help
to Habitat for Humanity, the Salvation
Army, St. Vincent De Paul, Foster Parents
of Jackson County, Children’s Advocacy
Center, Providence Community Health
Foundation, Kids Unlimited and the
Medford Gospel Mission. We also helped
raise hundreds of thousand
dollars for Redemption Ridge, a
local outreach that rescues and
rehabilitates local victims of
human trafficking.
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be sure and visit our Southern
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On Real Estate & More
by Sandy J. Brown






831.588.8204 | OFFICE: 541.734.0043


urchasing property is one of
the biggest decisions most
people will ever make, and
your real estate broker is essential to
making it happen. But it takes a team
of professionals who work with your
real estate broker, and a good Realtor
will have an established team to make
the transaction as smooth and timely
as possible. Knowing who these
professionals are and what they do will
help you have a better understanding of
how each one contributes to the process
and how they work together as a team.
This will help you make an informed
decision on the team you want to use
to successfully close your real estate
Title Company—Title companies
play an important role in processing
real estate transactions. They work with
all parties involved in a transaction,
including but not limited to the buyers,
sellers, real estate brokers, and lenders
for both sides. Acting in the interest of
every party involved, the goal of a title
company is to establish an accurate
ownership and lien history of the
property, determine if there are other
factors that may affect the usability of
the property, make sure the closing
documents are accurate, and facilitate a
successful closing.
Lender—Financing in the form of a
home mortgage is a critical component
of many real estate transactions, as the
mortgage provides the money needed to
complete the purchase. Lending sources
for home mortgages include banks,
credit unions, and mortgage companies.
Buyers also have the option to secure a
mortgage with the help of a mortgage
broker who are essentially middlemen
between borrowers and lenders. The
lender is the entity who will be making
the loan to the buyer and sending the
funds to the closing.
Real Estate Appraiser—A real estate
appraiser is licensed to assess properties
and determine its value based on factors
including location, upgrades and
improvements, and recent sale prices of
similar, nearby homes. The appraiser
is typically hired by the buyer’s lender

to determine whether the condition of
the home supports the agreed-upon
purchased price.
Home Inspector and Other
Inspectors—The role of a home inspector
is to perform a complete physical
inspection of the home and outbuildings,
including its major components and
systems. Results of the inspection are
usually in the form of a report that details
the property condition. As a buyer,
this report helps you make informed
decisions about pricing negotiation and
moving forward with your purchase.
The buyer may also decide to have other
inspections conducted, depending on the
specific features of the property. Other
inspections include, but are not limited to
septic inspections, well flow tests, water
quality testing, and pool inspections.
Insurance Agent—Insurance agents
are licensed professionals who help
buyers with insurance needs. In most
cases, the lender will require proof of
property insurance in order to close
the transaction.
Real Estate Broker—Licensed to
handle real estate sales transactions, real
estate brokers play a major role from
the beginning of a real estate transaction
through its successful completion.
Their role can best be described as
facilitating the various components of the
transaction. This includes coordinating
people and paperwork; simplifying
complexities of the transaction; guiding
clients through the process; and handling
the details of the transaction.
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What? Me Worry?!
by Steve Yungen & Jeff Blum, Jones & Associates


orry has been described as
“the anticipation of events
that may never happen.” For
some, it seems there is always something
to worry about, whether it’s the wellbeing of our children or family, our health,
our death, our finances, our personal
relationships or who happens to be in
the White House. Often, we worry about
events that are simply out of our control.
Rather than worry about events that we
aren’t able to control, why not focus on
events that we can control. If retirement
security is a concern, it might be a good
move to talk to a financial professional
to assist in building a financial plan
for retirement security and income.
If you are confused or have concerns
about Medicare and the many various
programs available, our team can help
understand and choose the best option
for your situation.
Building a good plan is usually the best
defense against worry. A good plan, like a
roadmap, will help you understand where
you are going and how you will get there.
Changes along the way may be necessary
with your plan, but without any plan, you
won’t know where you’re going.
“If you don’t know where you’re going, any
road will take you there.” ~George Harrison
Soon, we will begin 2017. Why not make
a resolution to reduce your worry and

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n October, two girlfriends swept me
away to a swank resort in Arizona
for an early milestone (more like
mileboulder) birthday celebration. I felt
loved and pampered. Miravel offers topnotch service with fine accommodations
and accoutrements
tending to all of
life’s comforts.
landscapes are
replete with
stunning highdesert sage
airbrushed against
luminous magenta
sunsets. Divine.
What impressed me most about Miravel
was its focus on sustainability and its
seamless integration into the environment:
building designs that blend into the
landscape, a water reclamation facility
that turns 50,000 gallons of wastewater,
daily, into potable drinking water, and
a zero synthetic chemical spray policy
as demonstrated by the countless happy
butterflies, bees and birds flitting about.
Miravel has an apiary run by a certified
sommelier, Noel Patterson. I took
Patterson’s class and learned about his
holistic treatment-free beekeeping and
harvesting methods.
Patterson believes that a bare minimum
of manipulation helps bees recreate their
natural system. He discussed how the
beekeeper’s practices are paramount to
a hive’s success and that poor practices
are a major cause of bee decline
sharing culpability with industrialized
agriculture’s exploitation of pesticides
and monoculture farming.
Patterson compared industrialized
farming to modern day beekeeping
methods turning bees into factoryfarmed livestock or machines, processing
them for profit over protection. This
means bees are inoculated, sprayed, and
manipulated in a way that does not work
with their natural system or biodiversity.
In this sense, bees have become a
disposable commodity.
Knowing that pollinators, particularly
bees, are responsible for one of three
bites of the food we eat, Patterson
takes a different approach. His work

focuses on helping bees build their own
natural immunity by disturbing them as
infrequently as possible. For instance,
because honey is a bee’s food storage for
when plants aren’t flowering, he ensures
his hives’ success by harvesting only the
excess honey
keeping the
larger stash for
the bees.
With solid
bees build
His handsoff approach includes a no-chemical
philosophy. Patterson uses no chemicals—
at all—neither synthetic nor organic, on
his bees. His busy bees are thriving.
As you’ve probably figured out by
now, I share Patterson’s viewpoint and
ambitions about working with rather than
against biodiversity’s natural system. I
will be writing more about this and how
we, as our small community within the
larger global context, have an opportunity
to help Mother Nature by reducing or
eliminating our use of synthetic pesticides.
In February, there is an exciting event that
will address this very topic.
Save the Date!—February 11, 2017,
9:00am-4:00pm. Protecting Pollinators:
The Benefits for Ecosystems and Food
Security in Oregon. The state-wide
nonprofit Beyond Toxics along with
Pollinator Project Rogue Valley and OSU
Extension are hosting a forum for the
general public.
Local and national experts will convene
for this important conference offering
lectures and panels on native pollinators,
ecosystems, pesticides, and safer practices
that protect pollinator and human health.
Location: OSU Extension in Central Point.
Admission: $10 pre-registered, $15 at door.
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.

Invisible Growth at the Arboretum
by Becka Kem, Friends of Jacksonville Arboretum


s the seasons change, visible
growth disappears. Fallen
leaves reveal bare branches
and ever-changing sky. The evergreens
remain true to their name but seem
exposed by sunlight and space. In a
place where the scorching summer sun
suffocates, winter rains bring hydration,
loosening the sun-baked soil, allowing
the delicate roots to grow and take
hold. Beneath the browned leaves green
sprouts emerge. This time of invisible
growth, with modest appearance allows
for the blooming festival that is spring.
Over the past 6 months the Friends
of the Arboretum have been working
with the City of Jacksonville and several
other local volunteer organizations to
reinvigorate the CC Beekman Arboretum.
Please stop by and take note of the
subtle changes. There is a fresh layer of
decomposed granite that helps reclaim
the trails and drainage. The once-exposed
area around the waterfall has been
terraced and lined with native plantings.
The circular stone sitting area is more
defined with fresh dirt and tree varieties.
With the work of many volunteers, the
CC Beekman Arboretum is transforming.
During these months of cool weather and
rain, the humble plantings are taking
root. The ground cover is settling in.

It is a time for rest and growth before
the excitement of spring. The Friends
of the Arboretum will be holding more
work parties starting in February. The
Jacksonville Woodlands Association's
is also excited to announce that the
annual Hike-a-Thon will be meeting at
the arboretum to highlight the positive
efforts being made.
We encourage you to explore the CC
Beekman Arboretum, located behind the
Historic Beekman House on California
Street. For the plant enthusiast, there are
many examples of native species. For
hikers, meander through the arboretum
and then up into the Beekman Woods
loop. There is much to explore and enjoy.

For more information about how to get
involved, please contact Becka Kem at

The Literary Gardender
by Rhonda Nowak

Keep Gardening All Winter
by Growing Plants Indoors


"At Christmas, I no more desire a rose
Than wish a snow in May's newfangled mirth;
But like each thing that in season grows."
- William Shakespeare, “Love’s Labor Lost,” 1598

h, Willy, lighten up! Growing
flowering plants in winter
keeps gardeners gardening
and brightens up our wintry world. With
a bit of know-how, it’s not difficult to
keep some of our outside plants growing
and blooming indoors right through the
winter, so we needn’t look any further
than our cozy homes for a vibrant splash
of color or a whiff of heady scent.
Many tender perennials—potted
citrus, bamboo, hibiscus, pelargonium,
fuchsia, coleus and
others—can be
brought indoors
and kept growing
by placing them in
a sunny location
where nighttime
temperatures don’t
dip below 55 degrees.
To bring outside
plants indoors, first
remove dead or
yellow leaves from the
plants and any debris
that’s collected on the
soil’s surface. Philodendron and other
fast-growing tropical plants, should be
pruned back a bit.
Next, remove the plant from its pot and
submerge the root ball for 15 minutes in a
bucket filled with tepid water and a weak
solution of water-soluble insecticide for
15 minutes to get rid of soil-lurking pests.
If you intend to replant in the same pot,
scrub the pot out with antibacterial soap
first; however, now is also a good time to
pot up to larger quarters. Either way, use
fresh potting soil to replant.
Then, gently spray leaves and stems, first
with water and then insecticidal soap or
neem oil, repeating this step in two weeks.
The soil should be watered thoroughly
with an application of high-phosphorous
fertilizer. I keep my overwintering plants
in a minimally heated enclosed porch with
lots of windows so they enjoy as much
sunshine as possible.
Keep the soil of your indoor plants just
barely moist. Be careful not to overwater
by first checking the soil moisture with
your finger or a moisture probe. In
addition, mist the plants once a week
to compensate for the lack of indoor
humidity. It’s also a good idea to keep a
fan running nearby to provide adequate
air circulation. I keep a magnifying glass
handy so I can keep an eye out for insects.
If I spot any, I’ll pick them off by hand
and/or apply more insecticidal soap or
neem oil as directed on the product label.
Another way to enjoy indoor gardening
during wintertime is to force bloom bulb
plants. Although most bulbs, such as
tulips, daffodils, hyacinth and crocus,
need a long period of cold before they
will bloom, other bulb plants that are
native to warm climates do not require a
chilling period. These include amaryllis
(Hippeastrum reginae) and narcissus
paperwhites (Narcissus papyraceus).
The indoor plant we commonly think
of as amaryllis is actually a different plant
altogether. Amaryllis belladonna is native

to South Africa and is grown outdoors,
whereas the houseplant we call amaryllis
is actually from a different genus native
to South America.
Regardless of the name confusion,
amaryllis is a favorite among indoor
winter gardeners because of its tall scape
and showy single or double flowers that
bloom in various shades of reds, pinks,
oranges, whites and multiple colors.
Paperwhites are another favorite winter
houseplant, not only for their delicate
white flowers but
also for their strong
Both of these bulb
plants can be grown
either in light, fertile
potting soil or in
bowls filled with
pebbles or marbles
and water that covers
only the bottom of the
bulbs to prevent rot.
Plant amaryllis bulbs
singly in a pot not
much bigger than the
bulb so the top third of the bulb is above
the soil line. Paperwhites bulbs should
be planted about an inch apart so the tips
are even with the rim of the pot.
For the first two weeks after planting
your amaryllis and paperwhites, set them
in a cool, shady place and then move
them to a warm, sunny location. Keep the
soil moist, but not wet, and fertilize every
2-3 weeks with a half-strength solution.
Rotate the plants every few days for
even sunlight exposure. You can plant
more paperwhite bulbs every 10 days
for a profusion of blooms throughout
the winter—never mind what William
Shakespeare says!
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.

May God bless you with joy, peace & love.

Cheryl von Tress


Season’s Greetings.
Have a Blessed and Bright Season!

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Speaking of Antiquing with

Margaret Barnes, Pickety Place Antiques
Wood Stoves: From the Parlour
to the Scrap Heap


he “center” of every home is
wood/electric or wood/gas conversions.
typically the kitchen, in large
This allowed the stove to be used in
part because that’s where the
summer months indoors, eliminating the
hub of activity is. Kitchen items from
need for a “summer kitchen.”
the depression era and older are the
When wood stoves were phased out
items that collectors are generally most
of fashion and removed from homes,
interested in. They evoke a feeling
homeowners now needed to cover the
of nostalgia for
flue holes. Metal
comfort, warmth
plates fitted
and functionality
the holes, often
in the simplest
decorative and
item. Vintage
whimsical. They
kitchen tools are
are now getting
being collected
scarce and are
and used by young
collected for their
generations that
have no memories
Stoves were
of their parents or
grandparents using
removed and
them. This could
set out in yards
be due to quality
where they rusted
in workmanship
in-place. Some
that is largely lost
stoves were
today or a desire for
placed in barns
simpler times. But
and out-buildings
many of us know
for additional
that simpler times
heat. It pleases
does not always
me to know that
Gayle Lewis with old wood cook stove in the
mean easier times.
there are stove
kitchen at Beekman House.
Work was generally
collectors and
involved relating to these items.
restorers that can make the old new
Kitchens went from the large open
again. They restore the functionality
fire hearths with heavy swing arms for
and beauty of these old beasts to today’s
large cauldron kettles, to cast iron stoves
codes and standards and are being used
in 1840. The first stoves could burn
and loved by new generations.
either wood or coal, or both. Enclosed
Parts and pieces of old wood stoves
stoves revolutionized house design
are highly collectible. Griswold made
and functionality. The large ornate
many flue dampers that are collectible.
cooking stoves of the Victorian era
Feed doors, especially ones with
were manufactured by the thousands in
manufacturer’s names and decoration are
hundreds of foundries across America.
a treasure. The feet and stand bases are
They gained respect, worldwide, for their being repurposed with burner plates and
efficiency and beauty. They became the
burner lifts getting harder to find.
centrepieces of homes, used for cooking
Vintage wood caddies and pokers
and heating. Hot water for bathing
grace many hearths today. Kindling is
became a luxury.
being stored in large copper or brass
Larger homes had an additional stove
pots that were once used on the large
in the parlour. These stoves were for
stoves of yesteryear.
heat and typically a pot-belly type. These
After 40+ years of living in Oregon
stoves were highly ornamental with
and using wood heat, I still take much
mica windows in the feed doors, gilt feet, pleasure in firing up my Quadrafire.
porcelain handles, and decorated doors.
My forged poker, hatchet, and vintage
These would be considered collectible
shovel are stored in the old coal scuttle
today if still functional.
on the hearth.
Wood cook stoves have gone through
Margaret Barnes is an owner of Pickety Place
many evolutions from wood and coal to
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News from Jacksonville Elementary School


his autumn, Jacksonville
Elementary School students ran
their hearts out at the annual
Jog-a-Thon. As a school, we ran 5,138
laps around the school’s track, which
is equivalent to 856 miles! That’s the
equivalent of running all the way from
Jacksonville Elementary to Grand Teton
National Park in Jackson, Wyoming with
a few miles left over to explore! Way to
go, Pioneers!
The Jog-a-Thon is the PTO’s largest
fundraiser of the year and supports
enriching student activities such as the
Harvest Carnival, Writers’ Festival,
Art Program, Art Exhibit, Science Fair,
field trips, and playground equipment.
Students raised pledges for each lap
around the track and competed for
prizes for the most laps run, most money
raised and classes with the highest
participation. A huge thank you to our
sponsors, Southern Oregon Orthopedics,
Scofield Landscape, Brodie Dental, Bella
Union, Cutler Investment Group, Rex
Miller Dentistry, Structural Solutions,
Inc. and America’s Best Kids. Thank you
for supporting our community’s school!
Also, our thanks go to PTO President,
Melanie Scofield, for creating another fun
Harvest Carnival. Melanie and her team
of volunteers created a fantastic evening
of carnival games, prizes and family


fun. This annual event is open to the
community and was enjoyed by many.
This winter several teams from
Jacksonville Elementary will be
participating in Oregon Battle of the
Books, a statewide voluntary reading
program sponsored by the Oregon
Association of School Librarians. Teams
of students, from third to fifth grade, are
competing to move on to the district-level
Battle of the Books. Each team will read
and master sixteen books, representing a
variety of literary styles and viewpoints.
During the battle, teams are quizzed on
details of the books’ characters, setting,
and plot, as well as questions asking
students to identify the book and author.
Our thanks to Melodie Ealy, the faculty
advisor, and all the parents involved,
who are making this program possible
for our Pioneers. Happy Reading!




by Ashleigh Scheuneman

hristmas is one of the most
beloved holidays of the year,
and is widely celebrated. It is
a time of gift giving, and of finding the
pickle ornament in the Beekman house.
It’s the time of year where people get
up onto their roofs to hang Christmas
lights, and when wreaths are placed
on people’s front doors. It is a time of
icy traveling, and of drinking hot cocoa
and apple cider. People gather together
to give gifts and watch Jacksonville’s
annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony.
Children walk with their parents down to
the courthouse to whisper in Santa’s ear
the thing they most desire for Christmas.
However, during this festive time of
year, we tend to forget how Christmas
began, the true meaning of Christmas.
It didn’t all start when a man named
St. Clause began handing out gifts to
children; it started in a small town called
Bethlehem, and was brought into effect
with the birth of Jesus. Jesus was born
to take the world’s transgressions upon
himself, and die on a cross, which is
something the Bible says we all deserve.
Miraculously, using the power of God, he
rose from the dead after being dead for
three days. Why do we need Jesus, you
ask? Well, he took all of our sins upon
himself so that we could gain entry to
heaven to be with him. He provided us
all with an equal way to get into heaven.
He took the punishment we all deserve.
Also, if you think about it, why would
we have a holiday just for giving gifts?
We can give gifts any day of the year.
Don’t all holidays have a purpose? We
have birthdays celebrating our birth,
we have Thanksgiving celebrating the

pilgrims making their way successfully
to America, and we have 4th of July
celebrations celebrating the birth of our
country. The word “holiday” itself split
into two can mean “holy day,” and the
word “Christmas” has the word “Christ”
in it. I would argue that this is not mere
coincidence. This might lead you to the
question of, well why do we even give
gifts then? My answer to that is because the
wise men did. After Jesus was born, they
went to him bearing gifts of gold (because
he was the king), frankincense, and myrrh
(a symbol of him taking the death penalty
for our sins because these perfumes were
used to dress dead bodies to make them
not smell as bad.) If Christmas started with
the birth of Jesus, then it just makes sense
that we would get the gift-giving tradition
from the wise men.
As the holidays crash over us like a
wave, remember to give our Savior glory.
Not just for this awesome holiday called
Christmas, but because he gave us the
chance of eternal life if we just believe in
him. Have a very merry Christmas!
Janessa Joke:
“What happens when dinosaurs
choreograph a dance?”
“A Jurassic Jam!!!”
Ashleigh Lu
Scheuneman lives in the
Jacksonville hills with her
mother, father, and two
sisters. She is 14-yearsold and will be in high
school this fall. When she
grows-up, she would like
to be a published author.

Kiwanis Honors Student of the Month for November
For the month of November, the Kiwanis
Club of Jacksonville honored Patrick Royal,
a senior at South Medford High School. His
proud parents are Joel and Debra Royal,
of the Jacksonville area. He is presently
carrying a 3.7 grade point average.
Some of the courses he has taken include
Honors and AP Physics, Pre-Calculus,
Chemistry, Biology, US Government and
US History. Before transferring here from
the Tampa, Florida area, he had classes in
Agriculture Communications, Veterinary
Assistant and Semantics & Logic.
His activities have been quite varied.
While attending school in Florida, he was
in ROTC, Future Farmers of America,
and Military Veterans Support Club.
He became an Eagle Scout, and has
volunteered with Special Olympics. He
plans to be on the wrestling team, and
participates in Cross Country.
For his goals, he hopes to attend the
US Naval Academy just like his father.
He wants to become an engineer, and to
hike the Pacific Crest and Appalachian
Trails, and visit all 50 states.
He says his dad has been his biggest
influence, because he is the most
interesting and skilled person he has ever
met. Because of him, he believes he already
experienced more than most people. Last

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year, he and his dad took a two month
backpacking trip across Europe.
One of the best things about
Kiwanis is being able to honor these
fine outstanding students from South
Medford High School each month.

Local Author Releases Children’s Book
Hold On, Toby, hot off the press, is an
enchanting picture book tale about the
life cycle and the constancy of change.
Written by part-time Jacksonville
resident Janet Boucher, Hold On, Toby
was recently awarded the Story Monsters
Recommended Reading designation.
Hold On, Toby presents to young
minds an opportunity to recognize and
experience the joy of each season of the
year, and glimpse an understanding of
the cycle of life as expressed through the
seasons of Toby’s life.
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ith the busiest shopping month ahead, the
Oregon Optometric Physicians Association
encourages you to buy eye-friendly toys this
holiday season. This can help your child avoid serious
eye injuries and actually stimulate their vision and
learning abilities.
Each year, approximately 11,000 eye injuries sustained
by children are caused by toys or home playground
equipment according to a Children’s Eye Safety report
from Prevent Blindness America.
Often adults are in a rush when they are shopping
and they may be tempted to make a snap decision to
choose a toy that just looks attractive. But they may not
have considered the safety of the toy, and how it could
potentially injure their child’s eyesight. This year, we
would like parents to keep this in mind while shopping.
In general, the OOPA recommends parents avoid toys
with pointed, sharp, or rough edges or pieces. Blocks are
great for almost any age as long as corners and edges
are blunted to reduce the risk of eye injury. Also, beware
of long-handled toys, like mops, brooms, pony sticks
and rakes to avoid eye injuries. Make sure that they
have rounded handles and closely watch children under
age two with such toys. Always supervise children in
situations where they might share an inappropriate toy
with a younger sibling.
Last, avoid flying toys, projectile-firing toys, slingshots,
dart guns and arrows for children under age six. BB and
pellet guns, bows and arrows, and darts are extremely
dangerous. Ideally, these toys should be avoided
completely, especially when there are younger children in
the house. If that is not possible, supervise any child with
these toys, because they have the potential to be harmful.
On a positive note, great toys for children are those
that stimulate visual development, improve hand-eye
coordination and demonstrate spatial relationships.
The American Optometric Association recommends the
following toys for kids under age 2:

• brightly colored mobiles
• stuffed animals
• activity gyms
• blocks, balls
• stacking and nesting toys
• buckets and measuring cups
• puzzles
• shape sorters
• musical toys
Appropriate and eye-friendly toys for children over
age 2 include:
• child-sized household items like vacuums
• sandboxes
• refrigerator and stove sets
• riding toys
• backyard gyms and swings
• puzzles
Magnetic letters, stringing beads, and toy cash registers
are great for fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
Some toys are simply not safe and may be recalled by
the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
For a list of toy recalls, call (800)638-2772 or visit www.
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Joyfull Living by Louise Lavergne

Peace Within = Peace On Earth


he holidays are always a busy,
stressful time, but this year we
have the added political discourse
between friends and family. This can
make it challenging to remember “good
will to all.” As we reach the end of
the year, we are facing a new world
full of uncertainty. The media and
Facebook posts are constantly putting
out information that triggers fear,
creates anxiety and can cause reactive
angry behaviors. Investing our energy
supporting the frustration and the fears
can cause us to forget the message that all
the holidays bring: Light and Peace. Peace
on Earth will never be possible if we don’t
make time to cultivate inner peace. If you
don’t go within, you go without.
Regardless of your position on the
recent political outcome, we all need
to look up from our lives and embrace
this healing opportunity. Blame only
brings us into a low vibration of
victimhood, making us powerless and
creates more of what we don't want.
Our reality is simply a reflection of our
consciousness created by the feelings
and thoughts we are choosing moment
by moment.
It is time for all us to live the
Namaste—and reflect our inner light
for each other, for this country—for our
world. Respect your energy and respect
others, instead of defending or accusing.
Holding on, and feeding the feelings of
hate, anger, blame and judgment only
pollute your emotional state and keeps
you stuck. Peace on Earth begins with
you and me.
I choose to take responsibility to be an
expression of light and peace in my life,
in our world, in this moment. Choosing
to engage with a solution—rather than
the problem, enables us to take our
power back and shift how we experience
our reality.
It doesn’t mean that I don’t feel angry,
discouraged or frustrated at times. It
is heartbreaking to see this country so
divided. We have to all come together,
now more than ever, to heal and clean-up
the old stories that do not support the
higher good! When you practice being
the observer of your emotions rather than
the victim, you can choose to be a source
of healing in your life, in our world.
Peace cannot exist in our world if we
keep feeding the dark and dense energy!
Here is a suggestion of a practice to
reclaim your peaceful mind and heal
your reality:
"Right now, I am feeling _________.
I choose to breathe Divine Light into
this emotion. I allow for healing within

myself and in our world. I am choosing to
feed the peace in my heart and mind now.
I Breathe in Peace (take a slow belly
breath in).
I Breathe out Peace (slowly exhale,
pulling the belly inward to clear all the
air out.) Repeat the slow breathing with
the next phrases:
I Breathe in Light … I Breathe out Light.
I Breathe in Love … I Breathe out Love.
And so it is, and so it is, and so I AM."
Take a gentle breath in—hold it—and
then release it out through your mouth
with a gentle haaaa—repeat as needed,
the side effects include the ability to
smile more often, reduce stress and
increase your capacity to feel joy, BE
LOVE, and improve your life condition
regardless of external circumstances.
Take actions that support your New
Year intentions. Doing the same things
over and over expecting different results
is Einstein’s definition of insanity. Just
like a fire, peace needs to be tended to
every day, so take time to breathe and
feel the power of Peace in your life and
may it expand into our World.
"When the power of love overcomes the love
of power, the world will know peace."
~ Jimi Hendrix
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A year later, The Tidings reported that
“Mrs. P.P. Prim is keeping a boarding
house at 817 Eddy Street.”
Prim died in San Francisco on August
7, 1899. He is buried in the City section
of the Jacksonville cemetery; a small
slab headstone reading P.P.P. marks
his grave. Theresa spent the last 14
years of her life in Chicago with her
youngest daughter. She too is buried in
the Jacksonville cemetery next to Prim,

but her grave has no marker. Perhaps
her incognito grave reflects one of Paine
Page Prim’s reputed quotes: “Women
should not have property rights as soon
as they are married, even when they
had property rights before marriage.”
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ere’s a holiday pop quiz:
Do you remember what you
received for Christmas last year?
Do you remember what you gave?
Me either. Sad, ain’t it? All the getting
and spending and, by and large, no one
remembers any of it two weeks later.
What I remember about last Christmas
(and every Christmas) is a push to find
the right stuff and to make it all very
memorable—and it’s not. Stuff is not
memorable. Stuff never satisfies; it simply
creates hunger for more stuff, because the
stuff we buy doesn’t feed the soul. We
are like the “hungry ghosts” in Buddhist
philosophy who have voracious appetites
and pinhole-size mouths. We can never
get enough of what we don’t really want.
What does satisfy is meaningful
experience. Experience stays in our
memories, informing us for the rest of
our lives. While I do not recall most of
the material gifts I gave or received in
my Christmases past, I do remember
my third grade teacher, Mrs. Lumen,
coming to our home on Christmas Day,
having heard that my father had died
the day before. And I remember our first
Jacksonville Christmas some 15 years
ago, watching the parade with tears of
joy streaming down my face, because that
day I learned that the baby I was carrying
had not been lost in what I feared was a
second miscarriage.
Gandhi said, “There are people in the
world so hungry, that God cannot appear
to them except in the form of bread.” I
will extrapolate from this to say that we
are all hungry: hungry for something
real, something meaningful, some felt
experience of Love. Such an experience is
not found in the mall, nor can it be found
in an ever-shrinking world of me, myself
and I, memorialized with a selfie and

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posted to Facebook. The bread we are so
hungry for cannot be bought, only given
and received with our hearts.
This year, I invite you to share the best
and most substantive gift there is, which
is your love in action. I’d like to offer five
gift ideas to create a truly meaningful
and soul-satisfying holiday. These gifts
are free, and they are priceless; they will
also be remembered for a lifetime.
Be the bread.
To be absolutely aware, attentive and
without distraction is a rare gift, and a
life-changing one. Do one thing at a time,
single focus, and do it whole-heartedly.
True listening has no agenda. It is not
waiting to talk. It hears both what is
said and what is not said. True listening
involves the heart as well as the ears.
In a world in a rush, run by a clock that
keeps an imaginary count of eternity, it
is a gift to give someone else your time in
a free and unhurried way, cell phone off
and out of sight.
Kindness is the acknowledgment that
we are all struggling, that we are all in
the same boat, and that we are not alone.
Kindness is never forgotten, and it has a
tendency to grow exponentially.
To see someone deeply and vocally
reflect their beauty back to them is one
of the most life-changing, important gifts
you can give. Being deeply seen opens
us to our true selves and awakens our
deepest potential. It is truly bread for a
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when she was at Mills College. She
recalled trembling as she sang one of
the composer’s own pieces for him. She
continued to perform and study voice
throughout her life. In 1952 she traveled
to Japan, a transformational experience
she never forgot and she remained a
life-long devotee of Japanese culture and
people. She was a great reader and, along
with the beloved members of her book
group of over forty years, read hundreds
of books from a wide-range of authors.
Besides reading, she spent her retirement
traveling with her husband Joel, with
frequent trips to
their second home
in Jacksonville,
Oregon. The
Jacksonville house
at Rich Gulch
stands on the
site where her
grandfather, Gus
Mitchell, built
his home and
where her father
and aunts grew
up. Both of her
parents’ families
were homesteaders, crossing on the
Oregon Trail. Her mother Alice was a
teacher in Jacksonville Elementary School
and an artist who was mentored by
Jacksonville painter Dorland Robinson.
JoAnne was a true appreciator of culture
and art and had subscriptions to the
opera, symphony, ballet, numerous Bay
Area theaters and museums, as well as to
the Britt Festival and Oregon Shakespeare
Festival. We are all mourning the loss
of our beautiful JoAnne with her lively
intelligence and deep wisdom, her
literary and poetic sensibility, her kind,
compassionate soul, her wonderful
humor, her vivacious, adventurous spirit,
and her loving, green eyes.

Trail Talk by Clayton Gillette
Welcoming the Rain
on Our Trails!


recent October day, rainy and
blustery like so many other
October days this year, found
me traveling along Cook and Green
Trail, a Forest Service Trail that abuts
the Red Buttes Wilderness just over the
California border above Applegate Lake.
Unlike many trails in other areas, Cook
and Green is well maintained. Much of
its maintenance has been undertaken by
our local mountain bike community, and
as a runner, I am thankful to have such a
beautiful trail to enjoy.
Starting along the Applegate River,
the trail climbs lazy switchbacks until
it runs parallel to, but high above,
boisterous Cook and Green Creek in
the steep-walled canyon below. The
trail levels and for about 3 miles travels
through staggeringly-large specimens
of old growth sugar pine, Douglas fir,
incense cedar, and chinquapin, in and
out of gullies bedecked in temperate
rain forest finery, until arriving at a
creek crossing and camping area. This
was my turn-around point on this wet
afternoon, but many trips have taken
me on up the trail to the intersection
with the Pacific Crest Trail and a road
crossing of the Elliot Cr/Seiad Valley
Road in Cook and Green Pass.
This wet, wonderful day in the woods
was my creme-y filling in an oreo cookie
of outings. The previous day, I had run
along the Britt Woods trails, enjoying the
spacious feel of the oak savanna above
Jacksonville. Acorn woodpeckers hunted
their namesake food while avoiding
a red-tailed hawk looking for its own
dinner. A light breeze pushed back
the morning fog, providing a stunning

panorama of Jacksonville’s fall palette of
colored deciduous trees. The damp trails
provided sure footing after a summer of
dusty tread. One has to run, child-like
and easy, when fall’s air is so fresh and
The third day was an outing in
Forest Park, trotting along a long loop
from the lower parking area (P1). The
beautifully-rebuilt information kiosk
gave another group of hikers shelter
from a passing squall as they planned
their outing. We started out on Rail
Trail, running past the re-designed
reservoir spillway, up and across The
Narrows Bridge and onto Norling
Trail, where a carpet of bright maple
leaves covered the trail. Crossing
Norling Road onto Ridgeview Trail,
we continued up to the Naversen
Family Trail.
Here, we turned right and ran up
through the Halls of Manzanita to the
Grotto Trail. This trail joins an old
motorcycle track along the northern
boundary of Forest Park to an old BLM
logging road above Canyon Vista Trail.
Mid-way, the trail traverses narrow
gorges where prospectors scratched
down into the bedrock in search of
gold. This mining created a narrow
defile, hence a “Grotto.” The trail in
this area is narrow and steep, living up
to its “difficult” rating. A fast descent
through a series of tight “S” turns led
us onto Jackson Creek, Canyon Falls,
and Ol’ Miners’ Trails and returned us
to our start.
Rainy weather? After 3 months of hot,
dry days, we’re loving it.

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he first time I went
snowshoeing was during
the first winter I lived
in Oregon. Having grown up
in Michigan and then going to
college in New Hampshire and
Wisconsin, I did not spend much time outside in the
winter. But I found the winter temperatures in Oregon
to be much more comfortable, and I loved the calm
and beauty of snowshoeing. My dogs also loved to go
snowshoeing—except my Dalmatian whose feet got cold
very quickly such that she was tap-dancing; and my
schnauzer/heeler cross whose legs attract snow such that
he gets snowballs all over his legs and then looks like a
Kuvasz! My other dogs have tolerated the snow just fine.
Different dogs have different tolerances for the snow
and cold weather. Even if your dog is a classic coldtolerant breed, (like a Siberian husky) it is best to not
plan long winter outings with your dog until you know
their cold tolerance. Dogs that do not like the cold will
tend to shiver, hold up their feet, be reluctant to move,
and will likely whine. I will mostly be referring to
dogs in this article, but if your cat likes to go on winter
adventures, the same advice applies. Plus, we would
love pictures, because cats playing in the snow are cute
and hilarious.
Many people love to put winter sweaters or a fleece
jacket on their dog. If you have dogs without much fur
such as short-haired Chihuahuas, Italian Greyhounds,
Rat Terriers, etc., these breeds usually do need
protective gear like jackets and booties when out in
the cold and snow. In fact, you should avoid the snow
for any extended period of time with these breeds. If
you have a Newfoundland or a Saint Bernard, and you
dress them in a winter sweater, this is more likely for
you rather than for them. Most large, northern breed
dogs can tolerate very cold temperatures and tend to
do much better in these extremes. Many of these thickcoated Nordic breeds even like to sleep out in the snow.
However, even these cold-tolerant breeds may show
shows of cold intolerance. If you notice these signs, then
they might benefit from booties or a jacket.
Your dog may also handle the cold well, but may get
snow stuck in their feet, much like my schnauzer mix’s
legs. Booties can be very helpful in these circumstances.
I have heard of people using cooking sprays (such
as PAM) on their dog’s feet and legs to keep snow
from sticking. I am not sure if this works, but it is safe
assuming your dog does not have open sores and you
do not drench their fur in the oils. Booties are also
helpful if there are sharp crust on the snow surface or if
your dog is going to walk in an area where they use salt
on snow and ice. Snow melting compounds can be very
irritating to a dog’s feet.
There are other things to keep in mind beside the
cold when taking your dog on winter adventures. The
biggest thing to be wary of is other outdoor adventurers.
Make sure your dog is under control around others. This
is for your dog’s safety (especially around snowmobilers
and sledders) and for the safety and comfort of other
people. Winter sports such as cross-country skiing and
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They will not appreciate a barking or jumping dog
getting in their way.
In regard to sledding, it is best to not take your dog
sledding unless you know you and your family are the
only ones on the hill. Even then, I do not recommend it.
Last year my family went sledding and another sledder
kept trying to get his gangly puppy to sit on the sled
with him. This is just a broken leg waiting to happen.
Not to mention that it’s very scary for most dogs. Even
just having a dog on the sled hill puts them at jeopardy
of being hit by another sledder. Sleds are not easy to
control and anyone could accidentally run into your
dog, hurting themselves and your dog.
You will also want to take along plenty of food and
water for your dog on your winter adventures. Just like
us, dogs will burn more calories jumping around in the
heavy snow and can benefit from having some extra treats.
If your dog is overweight, make sure these treats are low
calorie treats like vegetables or rice cakes. Even though
there’s plenty of snow, dogs are sometimes not able to
get much moisture from the snow if it is icy or there is a
hard crust on the snow. Having water available is very
important to prevent dehydration and hypothermia.
It is also important to not let your dog drink antifreeze.
This can be very tasty to dogs, but it is also very toxic.
If you carry antifreeze in your car, make sure it is not
accessible by your dog. Also do not let your dog lick
unusual liquids around other cars as this can be antifreeze.
Antifreeze ingestion can kill a dog within a few days
unless treatment is initiated within 5 hours of ingestion.
While we are on the topic of a toxin, no end of the
year veterinary article is complete without mentioning
holiday hazards. The following is the obligatory list of
holiday hazards to be wary of:
Christmas plants such as Amaryllis, Christmas
cactus, mistletoe, English holly, Christmas kalanchoe,
Christmas trees, and Poinsettias can all cause problems
such as vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, and
salivation. These signs are usually mild but a cat or dog
with diarrhea can ruin a holiday meal.
Holiday foods that have a high fat content, or contain
things such as onions, chocolate, grapes, coffee, small
bones, Macadamia nuts, and Marijuana (I do not know
what people do for the holidays) can all be toxic. The
other big thing to look out for is sugar-free treats that
contain xylitol. These include gums, hard candies, and
even some peanut butters. Xylitol is very toxic for dogs
and can result in death, so make sure you do not have
products containing xylitol within reach of your dog.
Holiday decorations such as potpourri, glass
ornaments, ribbon and tinsel can all cause problems for
dogs and cats. Ribbons and tinsel can lead to intestinal
obstructions which require emergent care.
Winter and the holidays can be a fun time for people
and their pets, but there are hazards that people need to
look out for. If you have any questions about whether
an activity is right for your pet, if there is something
protective that your pet may need, or if something your
pet got into is toxic, please do not hesitate to call us at
Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital 541-899-1081.
Have a safe and happy holiday and winter season.
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hat if a pharmaceutical
company developed a drug
for veterinary (or human)
use that powerfully improved immune
function, acted as a potent antioxidant,
anti-inflammatory and antibiotic,
promoted liver detoxification,
enhanced brain function, lowered
blood pressure and improved blood
glucose regulation? That would
be a very useful and popular drug
indeed. But because pharmaceutical
drugs almost always act by a singular
and focused effect on the body, no
such drug exists. There is, however,
a medicine from the natural world
that has all these benefits and more:
medicinal mushrooms.
While some enjoy them more than
others, most people are familiar with
mushrooms used for food. From the
simple white button mushrooms
you’d find at any grocery store to the
more exotic shiitakes used in many
Asian dishes, mushrooms are used
in cuisines throughout the world.
Many people don’t realize, however,
that mushrooms have also been used
as medicines by certain cultures for
thousands of years. The oldest human
mummy, more than 4,000 years old,
was found to have a type of medicinal
mushroom in his medicine kit. The
ancient Chinese so highly valued
the reishi mushroom that it was
reserved for use by nobles only. More
recently, especially in Japan, highlyconcentrated extracts of particular
mushrooms are used for their potent
anti-cancer effects.
One of the most-highly studied
chemical components common to most
medicinal mushrooms is B-glucan.
This large polysaccharide (complex
sugar molecule) is responsible for
stimulating a weakened immune
system or balancing an overactive one.
Although not completely understood,
B-glucans are thought to influence the
complex system of immune cells in the
lining of the intestinal tract. Because
of these immune-enhancing effects,
medicinal mushrooms have been used
with good effect in veterinary and
human medicine for treating viral

diseases, recurrent bacterial infections
and even cancer. Their ability to
rebalance a disordered immune system
makes them invaluable for treating
autoimmune diseases, where the
body’s immune causes an attack on its
own organs or blood cells.
One particular type of medicinal
mushroom, cordyceps, has been found
to be beneficial in cases of impaired
kidney and respiratory function, as
well as overall strength and stamina.
(The Russian Olympic weightlifting
team made cordyceps famous in the
1980s.) Once only found growing
wild in the high plateaus of Nepal
and Tibet, these mushrooms are
now mass-produced in laboratories
and are readily available. Another
mushroom known as Lion’s Mane
has been historically used in China to
boost cognitive function, (I'm taking it
myself right now!) and I have found it
particularly useful in older dogs with
senility issues. The mushroom known
as Turkey Tail (which can be spotted
growing on decaying logs in the Pacific
Northwest) has been found to contain
certain unique chemical compounds
that inhibit growth of cancer cells.
Reishi mushrooms are known to assist
the liver in its job of detoxification as
well as help normalize blood sugar
levels in diabetic patients. The list
of potential health benefits of the
amazing fungi are seemingly endless.
Medicinal mushrooms have become
an essential part of my veterinary
practice over the years. They all
seem to have a broad range of health
benefits, many of which overlap from
species to species. They have virtually
no toxic side effects, even at high
doses, and can be used in patients
ranging from pocket pets to dogs, cats,
birds and even horses. A medicine
found in nature that has so much
capacity to heal in so many ways,
for so many different animals with
virtually no side effects… I'd definitely
call that amazing.
Dr. Judkins is the owner of Animalkind
Holistic Veterinary Clinic in Jacksonville.
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Jim and Georgene Van Orsow: Setting the Bar
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or this month’s column, I only needed to cross
the street to interview our close neighbors
and friends, Jim and Georgene Van Orsow,
another senior couple living a rich and varied life here
in Jacksonville. Jim was born in Fairbault, Minnesota
but moved to Oregon at age 2, so considers himself an
Oregonian. The youngest of ten children, Jim is the sole
survivor of his family. Georgene was born in Gresham,
Oregon, the eldest of four siblings, all still living.
Jim’s early Oregon years were
spent on the move, starting in
Sherwood and then on to Bridal
Veil where his father worked for
the Bridal Veil Box Company, well
known for its Velveeta cheese boxes.
The family eventually settled on
20 acres in Corbett where they ran
a vegetable/fruit truck farm. Jim
graduated from Gresham High
School in 1951 where his activities
were limited as a result of frequently
starting school late in the fall
because of the fall harvest and that
he simply “came home and went
to work.” It was on the farm where
he developed his fascination and
love for cars, because as he relates,
“I learned to drive a truck when
I couldn’t even push the clutch
down.” After high school, Jim joined
the Navy Reserve and spent two
years of active duty during the Korean War. Utilizing
the G.I. Bill, he entered Portland State College in a preengineering program and, after three years, transferred
to Oregon State to complete his degree in Industrial
Engineering in 1959.
Georgene was a 1952 graduate of Gresham High
School, where she met and dated young Jim and
enjoyed a “wonderful childhood” on her family’s 20acre raspberry farm. Her greatest memory, however,
came when at age 17 she was crowned the “Roller
Skating Queen of America,” the final crowning event
taking place in Cleveland, Ohio where Georgene and
her mother had traveled to by train. She remembers
returning from Cleveland with the press waiting for her
at the train station. Jim clarifies her accomplishment by
saying, “Yes, she was a really good roller skater but even
better, she was a beautiful young woman and the judges
were well aware of that.” After graduating from high
school in 1952, Georgene moved to California where
she lived with an aunt and uncle in order to attend a
tuition-free community college, which she did for two
years achieving an associate arts degree. Georgene was
to spend the next 25 years in the Ventura, California
area. She married and worked four years as the church
secretary for the Ventura Friends Church. After her
first marriage ended in divorce, Georgene started her
new life in 1981 by heading back to Oregon and her
hometown of Gresham.
Getting back to Jim, after he received his college
degree, he embarked on a career that included no less
than nine full-time and a number of part time jobs.
His first professional job came in 1959 with Bethlehem
Steel Company in Seattle where he was the Assistant
Superintendent of Production Scheduling. Seeing that
the steel industry was coming up on hard times, Jim
opted to go back to school, this time at the University
of Washington where he completed his MBA degree in
1964. With this business degree in hand, he embarked
on a variety of positions at financial institutions, data
processing companies and even served a stint as a
consultant. His final and perhaps most rewarding
job was with the Washington State University Small
Business Development School where he was an
Associate Professor in Business Development and the
Director of Innovation Assessment—all based in Seattle.
In this job, he basically acted as a clearinghouse for
people who brought potential inventions to him for
assessment and the possibility of creating a business
plan. Two such inventions he appreciatively remembers
are Essential Oils and the reproduction of marine charts,
inventions which received the thumbs up, were helped
with developing a business plan and went on to become
hugely successful businesses.

Jim had married while in college but later divorced,
moved to Portland, and as Georgene relates, “We never
had any contact for thirty years, but by the grace of
God, we re-connected, started dating and in 1983 got
married.” After their marriage, they moved to Seattle
where Jim was still working and leading an active life,
including spending 30 days a year on a time-share 36’
boat where they explored the Puget Sound waterways.
When Jim officially retired in 1996, they moved to
Southern Oregon to be closer
to Georgene’s family. They
first settled in Shady Cove in
a home they had built (Jim’s
fourth to have built) and then
in 2001 made the transition to
Jacksonville, first in another
new home in Nunan Square and
then to their current home in
Vineyard View, the second house
built in this small Jacksonville
The Van Orsows have
numerous interests and hobbies
that enrich their lives and keep
them active. Jim has, since
childhood, had a passion for
cars and can remember every
one of them, starting with a 1939
two-door Ford and including a
couple of Porsche Boxters, and
a 1998 Jaguar which he owned
twice. Upon his retirement, they purchased a used
motor home and spent two years touring the United
States without a cell phone or a GPS. In 2000, Jim moved
on to motorcycles, starting with a Honda, then on to
a Harley Davidson— he currently owns a 2008 BMW
F800. He loves to do summer cycle tours and estimates
that he’s ridden over 100,000 miles in the saddle of a
bike. This past summer, at age 83, he met up with a
friend from high school who is a year older, and they
did a bike tour down the Oregon coast and further
into the northern California coast, on to Clear Lake,
Sacramento, Tahoe, Susanville and into eastern Oregon,
a trip of some 1,600 miles. He works out regularly at
Snap Fitness, riding his bicycle to the workout, enjoys
fishing and working in his garden.
Georgene is an avid golfer of some 44 years and at 82
professes, “I love to play golf. My mother played golf even
in high school, so it was natural for me to follow in her
footsteps. Over the years, I’ve belonged to eight ladies’ golf
groups and have served as president of every one.” She is
known for her putting skills and is a consistent winner at
club events. She believes that golf is invigorating and likes
to encourage her lady golfers, “Be thankful we can walk,
swing a club and talk.” If golf is not enough, she finds time
for yoga, Jazzercise and weight training.
Even with their busy retired lives, the Van Orsows
find time to give back to their community. Georgene
is a mainstay in the Jacksonville Presbyterian Church
where she has served as an Elder, runs the clothing
department for the annual Mexico Mission Yard Sale
and volunteers for most church-sponsored activities. Jim
has served since 2008 as the Treasurer for the local St.
Vincent de Paul organization, a demanding position that
consumes many hours of his time. They admit to having
Type “A” personalities and to enjoying many different
things, but especially enjoy and appreciate their six kids
and their spouses, their nine grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren. Jim says that his, “string is short
and I’m in overtime, but I’d like to build one more house
and have bought property in Jacksonville to do just
that.” Georgene is thankful that she “does not suffer any
pain” which allows her to enjoy all that life brings her
way. Jim does offer some parting advice for people who
are nearing or starting retirement, saying, “Check your
finances. Many people are not financially prepared to
live as long as they will.”
Jim and Georgene Van Orsow are living life as we all
would like to, with energy, verve and activity.
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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Whit Parker
Pears are prominent players in Eden
Valley Orchards’ past. Yet the future of each
year’s crop faced uncertainty.
“Pears just really don’t sell,” says Ashley
Campanella, winemaker for the Medford
estate’s EdenVale label.
Raising the profile of pears—and
preserving the fruit—entailed treating them
much like the property’s 14 varieties of wine
grapes. Pressing the pears’ juice, fermenting
it and bottling the bubbly beverage affords
EdenVale’s tasting room its first alternative
to wine and Southern Oregon with its first
alcoholic pear cider.
“This really, truly is a wine,” says
Campanella. “It’s a pear wine that’s
carbonated. You ferment it just like a wine
and finish it just like a wine.”
Pressed from the 2015 harvest, about
1,200 gallons of pear juice produced 900
cases of cider slated for release this autumn.
About 80 percent of those are 375-milliliter
half bottles, screen-printed with a green pear
and superimposed window.
The “Pear House” label provides a
delicious glimpse of Eden Valley Orchards’
130-year history as the region’s first
commercial pear orchard and a vantage
on the fruit’s viability in the modern
agricultural era. The value that pear juice
gains when converted into cider ensures
the crop’s sustainability, says Campanella.
Although 800 acres of pears during Eden
Valley’s heyday have shrunk to a mere seven
acres, the remaining trees are costly to
maintain, she says.
“The pears are a part of our history…
history we love.”
Consumers likely will love the cider’s low
alcohol content—about 6.9 percent—in
addition to its carbonation. While many
pear ciders on the market actually are
apple ciders with a bit of pear juice, Pear
House is “pure pear straight from our
trees,” says Campanella.
Eden Valley’s Seckels—scarce in Southern
Oregon, but celebrated in culinary
circles—mingle in the Pear House recipe
with Comice, D’Anjou, Bosc and Bartlett
varieties, all grown organically in the


estate’s “experimental” orchard. Completely
fermenting the cider until only trace sugars
remain distinguishes Pear House from
mainstream brands that often contain
added juice or sweeteners.
“When you taste it, it does taste dry,” says
This European-style of cider-making is
helping to define a new American trend.
Commonly marketed to beer drinkers who
don’t want all of grain’s gluten, craft ciders
are on the rise. Their recent popularity
also could be a backlash against heavilyhopped beers, says Chris Dennett, owner of
Beerworks in Medford and Jacksonville.
“There’s probably not enough Old World
ciders available,” says Dennett, whose shop
stocks Southern Oregon’s largest selection
of ciders, about 40 different types from
around the state and farther afield.
Most high-quality American ciders
come in 22-ounce bottles, like beers. But a
750-millliliter cider likely will entice more
wine drinkers, says Dennett, who expanded
Beerworks in June to Jacksonville, where
customers also can choose from several
Southern Oregon wines by the glass.
Beerworks is one of the locations that
Eden Valley planned to approach with Pear
House, says Campanella.
“We’d love to see it in restaurants,” she says,
explaining that 375-milliliter bottles should
promote the cider’s sales in food service.
The majority of Pear House purchases
will be from the EdenVale tasting room
and for special events on the property, says
Campanella. Priced at $14 per half bottle
and $28 for the standard 750 milliliters, the
cider constitutes the quickest release on the
estate, where red wines age as long as eight
years, she says.
The Pear House project bore yet another
kind of fruit. Carbonating cider coaxed
Campanella to create EdenVale’s first
sparkling wines—white and rosé blends
anticipated for release next summer.
“It’s an exciting time to get into cider,”
says the winemaker.
This article reprinted from the Fall Winter
2016 issue of Southern Oregon Wine Scene.

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