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On Finding Inspiration…Again!

ust before press deadline, I bumped into a longtime Gala. It was during this event that the weight of the
Review columnist who admitted, “I’m struggling… world shifted in a better, more optimistic direction and I
all I have is writers block and I’m not sure about snapped out of it. The shift was possible thanks to others
writing my column this month!” After a nice chat, I who reminded me that the glass is half full and there’s
discovered that I too had caught the dreaded writers much to be grateful for, especially living and working
block “bug.” The chat also left little doubt that it was here! While mingling and talking with friends, I was
a result of stress and a bit of burnout—brought on reminded why I live here…why I love living here…why
by too much time on social media, keeping-up with I’m doing this for a living. The conversation seemed to
a deluge of “friends” expressing their take on the touch on everything from favorite Woodlands hiking
world… it was dragging us down in the process. And trails, to a recent world-class dinner at the J’Ville Inn, to
based upon subsequent conversations, it looks as if visiting favorite wineries, the new coffee shop in town,
Publisher: we weren’t alone! the March wildflower explosion AND, of course…the
Truthfully, I was somewhat relieved that another upcoming 2017 Britt season!
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writing comrade was lost in an editorial abyss, This “kick in the pants” reminder was so timely, so aggravated by a long, wet, cold winter season. Knowing positive, so needed—so very Jacksonville! Suffice it to
there’s comfort in numbers, it was good to learn I wasn’t say that my mindset has shifted back where it began…
Layout & Design: the only one taking certain local and national topics a on a positive path. The evening’s realignment was
Andrea Yancey bit too seriously. The major bummer, though, was in just in-time to find my table, enjoy a glass of EdenVale failing to focus on the genuinely incredible aspects of Syrah over a nice meal and great entertainment in the
living here in Jacksonville… counting blessings and not company of wonderful friends.
Mail: PO Box 1114 wasting time on the negatives. In case you’re wondering, all’s well with the columnist
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Linda Kestner…The Volunteer of Volunteers

l-r: Sharon Becker, Linda Kestner and Mayor Paul Becker
At the February 7 City Council Following the presentation of this
meeting, Mayor Paul Becker honored most-deserved recognition, Carolyn
city resident Linda Kestner as the 2016 Kingsnorth of Historic Jacksonville, Inc.
Person of the Year. Linda donates her and Gayle Lewis of CERT, offered the
time to numerous city and regional following commentary.
organizations including, Jackson County For Historic Jacksonville, Inc., Linda has
Master Recyclers, Jacksonville’s Citizen adopted the Beekman House and there is no way
Emergency Response Team, Jacksonville that we could host its programs and events there
Boosters Club, Friends of Jacksonville’s without her! She is the greeter for every one of
Historic Cemetery, Historic Jacksonville our Victorian-themed, Victorian Christmas, and
Inc., Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, Living History tours. She does set up and take
Firewise and others. Before a packed down, hauling tables, chairs and canopies. She
Jill Hamilton Sally Bell house, the mayor introduced Linda and
then proclaimed:
sweeps the walkways and patio; she puts up and
takes down the “open” signs; she helps open,
Broker Principal Broker Tonight we honor someone who, since close, and secure the house.
541-621-0680 541-601-1230 arriving in Jacksonville, has completely and
selflessly dedicated herself to the betterment
If we need volunteers to clean house,
decorate, un-decorate, etc., she’s the first one
of our little town. Joining the Boosters Club, in line. She just helped with taking down the
she was immediately active in all its projects, Victorian Christmas decorations and packing
We are “Your Jacksonville Specialists” wielding paint brushes and selling Home Tour away left over items from our Christmas
tickets with equal and enormous enthusiasm. Bazaar. She sorts the trash to segregate the
Booster functions run more smoothly and recyclables and then hauls it all away. She
seamlessly with Linda on hand to help. even washes the shoe covers after tour days!
On national holidays, the flying of flags Although the City takes care of the
downtown is under her direction as chair Beekman House yard, Linda is the gardener—
of a special Boosters committee. Beekman weeding, pruning, planting, and mulching
House events owe thanks to her as a docent the flower beds. If she sees maintenance or
who also cleaned up the enormous picket repair work is required, she “nags” the City
fence last summer. on our behalf. And when she knew we needed
At Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery, she lends better storage facilities, she underwrote
her labors to special projects, on clean up days the cost of finishing the interior of the shed
2543 Old Military Rd, Central Point and the "stage crew" for Meet the Pioneers. attached to the Carriage House so that we
Her commitment to our city is exemplified would have clean, secure, insulated storage
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Gated home just minutes from Jacksonville with assistance with our two annual parades, Linda tackles all of these activities with
fantastic views of the Rogue Valley. 2/2 guest/pool
house, outdoor living area on lush grounds. Victorian Christmas and Chinese New Year. dedication and cheer. And these are just the
With the last, she has thoroughly reorganized things that I know about!
and facilitated displaying the Chinese Gayle Lewis, of the Jacksonville CERT
lanterns for the celebration. team, says town benefits from Linda's
Most recently, this volunteer of volunteers, dedication and enthusiasm for Community

renowned for her passion for recycling, has Service. Linda can be counted upon to turn out

nd become the principal in our parks recycling for nearly every training and service evolution.
pe program. And we can thank her for new, green
recycle containers appearing in our downtown.
She drives the rig and takes any tough or dirty
assignment handed to her. Always working in
And yet this volunteer among volunteers pairs and teams, CERT counts on Linda to be
shuns the spotlight, reliably disappearing there when there is a parade, a Firewise clean-
before any thanks can be offered. A few up, a Fire Department call out, a training
202 Meadow Slope Dr, Talent 215 S Fourth St, Jacksonville years ago, the Boosters literally had to session, a celebration or active emergency
$365,000 | 3 BR | 2 BA | .46 Ac $469,000 | 2 BR | 1 BA knock on her door to bestow her “Booster of response situation.
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Historic Commercial in downtown Jacksonville. the Year” award. For a town that runs on volunteer
Live in/rent cottage, room for lrg. duplex or
Pantry, wood burning stove, private yard,
other building all on a lrg. corner lot.
She personifies the giving individual as set energy, Linda Kestner sets an
mature trees & covered patio. forth in the Bible wherein Jesus is quoted as example for all of us and is most
saying “it is more blessed to give than to receive.” deserving of our thanks and gratitude.
Therefore we, with thanks and admiration, Congratulations, Linda!
honor our Person of the year… Linda Kestner.

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2017 Britt Season Off to Great Start

t your Britt Orchestra’s in the past, Best of Britt attendees will
February 11th Valentine enjoy food from ten exceptional Rogue
Gala, Music Director Teddy Valley restaurants, sip wine from a
Abrams revealed the 2017 Season to variety of regional wineries, and Western
an enthusiastic crowd of over 200 Beverage will provide the brew! The
music lovers. Since beginning his evening is rounded-out with an auction
tenure as Britt’s Music Director in 2013, of Britt-themed packages, including a
Teddy’s programs have both delighted guitar signed by artists from the 2016 Britt
and challenged our lineup, special backstage
audiences through a Photo: Josh Morell dinner Meet and Greets
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music and staples of the package for our orchestra
orchestral repertoire. fans. Proceeds from Best
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both preserving and and education programs.
advancing the tradition With the early
of orchestral music as announcements of
an important part of Rebelution, UB40 and
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on southern Oregon. season. This year,
Each of Teddy’s first we will have our
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attended Britt Orchestra seasons in Britt’s April 6th! This party is for Benefactor
history, giving us continued confidence ($1,000) and above members and
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advocate for the Britt Orchestra, as membership! As you can imagine, it costs
well as the community of Jacksonville. a lot of money to bring these performing
You can check-out your Britt Orchestra artists to the Britt stage. With ticket sales
Season’s full line-up in this issue of the accounting for approximately 60% of
Jacksonville Review on pages 38-39. Britt's annual operating revenue, the
Have you heard the news? Pink balance of needed funds to support our
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e thought that the the construction of the Jacksonville
Vacant building lot Jacksonville Community community center. When foundations
.14 acres, walking Center (JCC)—having raised were conducting site visits over the
distance to down nearly 95% of its $558,000 budget— past many months, they were, without
town. $120,000 would be able to announce an actual exception, gratified and reassured to
ground-breaking date, but it turns out know that someone with his skill was
that performing our due diligence will leading the project.
take several weeks longer. Building Knowing his commitment and
permits are being reviewed by the City expertise, the JCC Board looked to Rick
as subcontractors are submitting bids to lead them during this critical pre-
and being reviewed by the Ausland construction and construction stage of
Group, the general contractor retained the community center. He has directed
by JCC. While this important but the important permitting process with
meticulous work is being done, we’d like the City, overseen the raising of more
to introduce you to the person that the than $500,000 to build, equip and furnish
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$1,217,000 construction phase of this project. center is built according to specs and
In late 2015, Rick Patsche was elected within budget. In addition, Rick will meet
to be the President of JCC. Although with every selected subcontractor to ask
David Pfrimmer Rick was elected to the Board earlier in each one how they might help or donate
Principal Broker, Accredited Buyers Agent 2015, he was no stranger to the City and to this important community project.
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career was spent in construction working Ausland Group as an important first

135 Foots Crk Rd, Gold Hill | $374,900 for many years as a contractor building step. He says, “I really haven’t raised a
3 BR | 2 BA | 1912 SF | 2.61 Acres McDonald’s restaurants throughout the nickel. I sign the grant proposals but the
country. Rick also spent many years as important fundraising has been done by
Rogue River School District. Fully irrigated a general contractor, building houses the Funding Committee.” According to
farm/ranch perfect for raising beef or horse and small commercial developments. It Rick, it was long-time Board Members
facility. Recently updated farm house with would be putting it mildly to say that who negotiated the 50-year lease with the

granite counter tops, hardwood floors, Rick knows construction. City at $1.00 per year that made all of this

double pane vinyl windows and insulation. In addition to his business ventures, possible. A lifelong athlete and now an

Walking distance to the famous Rogue River. Rick was one of the key volunteers avid fly fisherman and so-so golfer, Rick
that spearheaded the construction of says “I’m neither the Tom Brady nor the
Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake. Bill Belichick of JCC. At most, I’m the no-
Every year the camp, near Susanville in name center that hikes the ball to Brady.”
northern California, serves hundreds of Correction: Last month we mistakenly
special-needs children. Rick wanted to identified the West Family Foundation as
give back to the community and help having given a grant to the Jacksonville
children in northern California and now Community Center. The attribution should

Want to sell WADE BRANSCUM he has chosen to volunteer his time as have gone to the Robert & Frances Chaney
Principal Broker the assistant project manager working Family Foundation. We apologize to both

your home?
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What Goes Around Comes Around,
watercolor by Linda Abblett

Spring Trees, image by Tom Glassman

State of the Art Presence Art Center
by Hannah West, Southern Oregon Artists Resource

“What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject-matter, an art which
might be for every mentality, every worker, be he business man or writer, like an appeasing influence, like a mental soother,
something like a good armchair in which to rest from physical fatigue.” ~Henri Matisse Autumn Landscape, glass art
by Jessy Carrara
These are inspiring words from Matisse as we adapt to our new President and Cabinet. For artists and art enthusiasts,
Art Presence provides more than a diversion. It is a real, uplifting experience. Join us!

New Beginnings—New Beginnings is a two- Art Presence Offsite Exhibits
month exhibition featuring spring-related works • Pioneer Village: Anne Brooke—Anne Brooke’s
of art in the gallery starting Friday, March 3 and exhibit of watercolor paintings continues
continuing through Sunday, April 30. Join us for a through April 19. See more of Anne’s work at www.
reception on Saturday, March 4 from 1:00-3:00pm.
Our faithful friends Matt and Rebecca Stuart of • Jacksonville Library, Naversen Room: Photography
Minstrel Streams will play live music, and as always by Kathleen Hoevet—Hoevet’s show of stunning
we will have wine and hors d’oeuvres for you to photography continues through April 19. See more of
enjoy while getting to know the artists. Kathy’s work at
At this month’s reception you will also have an What’s Happening Upstairs?
opportunity to hear author Diana Google read Figure Drawing: Practice makes perfect—Keep
from her new book of essays, entitled those fingers accurate and expressive by
“Wisdom of the Heart.” This is a regularly drawing professional models
previously scheduled author reading from life! Bring your sketchbook and
that was preempted by Winter Storm pencils, and join us for a life drawing
Helena. With all the excitement studio every Monday from 1:00–3:00pm.
surrounding her new book, including Just $10 for each two-hour session.
many promotional events, this reading This life drawing by Anne Brooke.
was not easy to reschedule and we’re Reserve our upstairs room for your
fortunate to present it now. As before, class, workshop or meeting! Contact
Diana’s reading will be accompanied by Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057.
paintings by Barbara Kostal. Working hand-in-hand
as inspiration and illustration, each of Coogle’s essays Hannah West is a Jacksonville website
was inspired by one of Kostal’s paintings, which also designer and art advocate. She is the creator
appear in the book. There will not be an extended and editor of the Southern Oregon Artists
exhibition of the paintings as originally planned, so Resource (, serves
come and see them while you can! Diana and Barbara on the board of Art Presence Art Center,
begin their presentation at 2:00pm. is a core founding member of the Arts
We will have another reception on Saturday, April Alliance of Southern Oregon and curates Astoria Bridge, image
1, from 1:00-3:00pm. Details and author readings to be the monthly art exhibits at GoodBean cafe. See some of her art by Tom Ommen
announced in next month’s issue. and web design work at


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Digging Jacksonville: Glass Trade Beads
6501 Butte Falls Hwy, Eagle Point by Carol Knapp
An Amazing Property! A private, 106 beautifully
treed acres with a 4800+ sq. ft. custom home
built in 2010. A 2000+ sq. ft. shop/storage
building, and additional outbuildings, all with
gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains.
Superior construction in this 3 bedroom, 3
bath, 2 story home complete with an elevator,
handicap access, beautiful hardwood floors
with radiant floor heat, soaring ceilings, state
of the art water system, generator, and custom
trims and moldings throughout. A light and
bright chef’s kitchen with granite countertops
and stone tile backsplash, ss appliances, island,
eating bar, and desk area. Formal dining, nook,
and a huge bonus room with entertainment
center, wet bar, fp with stone surround, and
panoramic views. Luxurious master suite with
walk-in tub, large shower, granite, tile, and
walk-in closet, fabulous views and fp with
stone surround. Nature and wildlife, backed
to BLM with a seasonal creek and abundant
solitude! A hard to find Dream Property.


4454 Dark Hollow, Medford
Amazing Valley views from this contemporary
farmhouse style home! An inviting covered
front porch welcomes you to this 4 bedroom,
3 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,
have been working with SOULA to remove sharp edges and give them a
office with built-ins and roomy open floor plan. on the archaeology of my historic more barrel-shaped look.
Island kitchen with ss appliances, propane gas
cook-top, tile, large breakfast nook and eating home and property for more than Wound beads are also quite common.
bar and built-in computer station. Formal a decade. Each time I need to renovate, These generally look very spherical and
dining room, laundry room, large bonus room
with hardwood flooring and lot’s of storage update, or improve the home and were made by winding hot glass around
throughout the home. Large master with grounds, artifacts turn-up. Evidence of a wire or mandrel and spinning them
beautiful views, soaking tub, walk-in closet,
double vanity and separate shower. Gorgeous Euro-American and Chinese presence are in the heat to help shape them. Mold-
views from the covered back deck, room for
RV parking w/electrical hook-up, 3 car garage, common on the property, but previous pressed beads were made by taking the
manicured landscaping, deer fencing and to these finds, there was scant evidence hot glass and pressing it into a mold to
gate, in-ground sprinkler system, TID irrigation,
cable available and quiet, country location! of a Native American presence. The achieve the desired shape. This glass may
trade beads pictured above were found have started out as a drawn or wound
589,000 while doing repair work on the front of bead. Beads were sometimes faceted,
my house and either by hand
during work on (grinding
a deck. or shaping
Dixie Hackstedde Trade beads with wooden
Principal Broker, ABR, CLHMS, CRS e-PRO, GRI were a common paddles) or by
Cell: 541.944.3338 commodity with the shape of the
Toll Free: 800.888.5706 early explorers mold.
Fax: 541.772.2010 and traders, To me,
871 Medford Center who used them the wildest Medford OR 97504
in exchange find was an for furs or essentially-
other supplies intact hollow,
from Native Composite photo – not to scale. blown glass
Americans. By ©David Gibb Photography and Design bead. How it
Lewis and Clark survived whole
requested a quantity of “a coarse cheap after being dropped, buried, having a
bead, imported from China” for their house built over it, being dug up and

WillowCreek Jacksonville
expedition. The Hudson’s Bay Company
is the best known fur trading company
that used glass trade beads in our region,
moved, and then screened out of the
dirt is amazing. Fort Vancouver has a
collection of over 100,000 trade beads
but the Russian-American Company also but only a handful are blown glass, and
traded along the west coast, at least as far most of these are fragments. Look at the
south as Fort Ross in northern California. photo and see if you can tell how each
Native Americans were using beads for was made.
centuries before contact with outsiders. By paying proper attention to
These beads were made of bone, stone, archeology during work on my property,
wood, shells and seeds and were used I now have a more personal feel for
for trade and personal adornment the flow of human history across my
on clothing, bags, necklaces, anklets, little part of Jacksonville. To actually
bracelets, piercings, etc. The new glass hold things that were once treasured by
Bring on the local color! beads thus quickly found a market. people that resided here in centuries past,
Trade beads were manufactured in makes history come alive for me.
many places, including China, Bohemia, Carol Knapp has lived in the c. 1880
Amsterdam, and Venice. It is not possible Booker House since 1978. She is a retired
to tell where a bead came from just by RN who served in the US Navy during the
Gorgeous Soap Rocks made in the USA looking at it, but it is often possible to Vietnam War. She believes that the history of
Amazing lather & pure ingredients! tell how it was made. Drawn beads Jacksonville and its feeling of continuity with
are very common and were made by the past are what makes the town unique and
workers taking the ends of a molten keeps it vibrant. You can reach SOULA by
blob of hollow glass and running in contacting Chelsea Rose at and
opposite directions to stretch it until follow SOULA on facebook/Southern Oregon
Colorful Creations by Ronit the desired thickness was achieved. The University Laboratory of Anthropology.
Wear as a bracelet, necklace or anklet! long tube was cut into small sections Photo of Carol Knapp above ©David Gibb
and individual beads were then tumbled Photography & Design.
Find the Gifts You Seek at WillowCreek!

Soroptimist Garden Tour Coming
Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 20, and
join the members of the community in supporting
the 15th-Annual Soroptimist Garden Tour.
Soroptimists is an organization of
• Jewelry businesswomen and professionals in an
Specializing in international network of members who are
LOCALLY-made! • Unique Gifts dedicated to improving the lives of women and
• Souvenirs girls. Past Rogue Valley projects have included,
the Wine Walk for Women’s Health, SMART,
Kidspree, The Maslow Project, and awards to
Rogue Valley women to further their education.
follow us!
The proceeds of the 15th Annual Garden tour
will support our local projects especially our
awards for women in the valley.
115 W California Street • 541.899.5590 •
Pioneer Profiles: Madame Jeanne DeRoboam Laugier Guilfoyle Holt – Hotel Proprietress
by Carolyn Kingsnorth
In the mid-1800s, the promise of gold and free land lured fortune The Irish blessing proved ineffective and no children were the
seekers and settlers to the newly-formed Oregon Territory. They were product of their marriage—possibly having something to do
soon followed by merchants who amassed their own wealth selling with their age difference. At the time, Jeanne was about 45 and
supplies to the miners and farmers. This ongoing series shares the stories Guilfoyle was 12 years her junior. Whether or not Guilfoyle was

of these pioneers and their times. aware of the age difference is open to question, since Jeanne was
he small, relatively plain, headstone in the Catholic section somewhat vain and habitually lied about her age. In the 1860
of the Jacksonville Cemetery simply reads Jane Holt—an census, she reported her age as 28 when she would have been 40.
ironic “grand finale” for Madame Jeanne DeRoboam After her marriage to Guilfoyle, Jeanne again filed for sole
Laugier Guilfoyle Holt, one of the larger-than-life characters in ownership of the Franco-American Hotel under the “Married
19th Century Jacksonville. Woman’s Property Act.”
Born in Bordeaux, France around 1820, some stories portray Guilfoyle died after seven years of marriage from the “dropsy,”
Jeanne with an aristocratic heritage. Other tales say she was of today known as “edema,” or swelling, and often attributed to heart
middle class plebian origins. We don’t know when she emigrated failure. One year later, Jeanne married George William Holt, a
to America, but she appears to have arrived in San Francisco in bricklayer by trade. It was rumored that she married him for the sole
1852 on the S.S. Lewis. After leaving the United States, (then only purpose of realizing her dream of owning a fine brick hotel. When
30 eastern states were within the country’s borders) many western out in public, so stories tell, Holt was made to walk behind his wife.
adventurers used the opportunity to reinvent themselves. Shortly after her marriage to Holt, Jeanne set about realizing her
Jeanne was established in Jacksonville by the late 1850s with expansion plans. First she rented the Oliver place adjoining the
Charles Laugier, probably her Italian common-law husband. They Franco-American and spruced-up the rooms for “two bit” rentals.
opened the Franco-American Hotel sometime before 1858 since Then in 1876 she purchased the property at California and Third
the U.S. Treasury covered a $48 hotel bill from Laugier that year. streets that would be the site of her U.S. Hotel.
The Franco-American stood on the southeast corner of California Holt built Jeanne’s “dream hotel,” the “grandest hotel on the
and Main streets, now the site of the Jacksonville Inn’s cottages. West Coast.” He began firing the bricks in the summer of 1878,
It soon became the leading hotel and stage stop in Jacksonville, built and plastered the first floor that winter, added a second floor
noted for its “table d’hôte.” Light biscuits and tender steaks undoubtedly attracted a and roof in 1879, and began finishing the interior in 1880. Every room downstairs had
regular clientele of miners, residents, and travelers. a fireplace, and rooms could be combined to make two and three room apartments.
The story of Jeanne’s aristocratic heritage may have been true since it appears that The second floor ballroom had a stage for light theatricals.
Jeanne was the one holding the purse strings. In 1859, she filed under the “Married By September, sufficient rooms had been completed and furnished for the U.S.
Woman’s Property Act” for ownership of the Franco-American in her name alone. Hotel to accommodate President Rutherford B. Hayes and his party of seven for a
Laugier was apparently the chef who established the hotel’s initial reputation. night’s stay. The Presidential party enjoyed the
Charles Laugier and “Jennie” were still together in 1860 census, but parted sometime hospitality for which Jeanne was famous. As the
thereafter. There are no records of a divorce. story goes, the next morning Madame presented
Laugier surfaces as a merchant in California in 1873 when in receipt of a consignment them with a bill for $75, or over $10 per person.
of goods on a ship that docked in San Francisco. From there, he appears to have moved Noting that the Palace Hotel in San Francisco only
to Nevada and returned to his former occupation. His name appears in the Eureka, charged $6 per night for its bridal chamber, Gen.
Nevada, death census as Charles Laugier, Italian, hotel cook, died December 1880. W.T. Sherman, a member of the party, allegedly
The 1864 Oregon Sentinel’s ads for the Franco-American list the proprietress under protested, “We don’t want to buy your hotel.”
her maiden name of DeRoboam. That Christmas, she announced she would give two Madame supposedly responded, “Well, I thought
magnificent holiday balls on Christmas day and on the day after New Year’s. The the President could afford to pay a little more than
balls were to be “in every way worthy of the patronage of epicures and connoisseurs.” the common people.”
Tickets cost $5 and included breakfast after a night of dancing. The bill was paid, although President Hayes noted
In 1865, Jeanne married an Irishman, John Guilfoyle. Reverend Moses Williams in his diary that “a sizable army of active bedbugs
performed the ceremony. In its report of the wedding, a local newspaper blessed the inhabited the fancy suites.” Hayes, a Republican,
occasion: “May they be condemned to everlasting success in life and when a Good closed his observations with the remark that he
God summons them to the land of their fathers, may the happy smiling faces of many did not mind the excessive bill so much as he did
sons and daughters mourn the loss of kind and affectionate Mother and Father.” “sleeping with the entire Republican party.” Profiles - Cont'd. to Pg. 33

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Focus on Hanley Farm
by Pam Sasseen, Volunteer

Spring Brings Interesting Events to Hanley Farm and More!
160 years ago, Michael Hanley The SOHS Research Library is
purchased what is now known as Hanley open three days a week, Wednesday
Farm. Originally the farm was called through Friday, noon-4:00pm. If you’re
“The Willows,” a name taken from a looking for your favorite Great Uncle,
weeping willow planted in the 1860s, a want to know who lived in your
tree that has “…toppled twice, in 1940 and house when it was built, learn more
again in 1986.” But, “…in each instance about Peter Britt, famed Jacksonville
it regenerated from shoots.” Like that photographer, the Library provides a
Willow Tree, Hanley Farm continues! wealth of information! You may spend
Much like the farm, another event, an afternoon researching your favorite
the Pear Blossom Festival, endures. The topic at the library for a nominal
Pear Blossom Parade began in 1954 research fee of $5. Membership has
and has grown from 20 wagons to 150 its rewards—SOHS members pay no
Share the or more entries, to approximately 4000 research fee!
participants, and to over 30,000 people “Windows in Time,” a free lunch-
experience... lining the parade route. This year’s theme time series, features well-known
Schedule your for the April 8 festival is, “Our Valley, Our writers and historians, is held on the
Heritage.” In keeping with this theme, it is first Wednesday of each month at the
complimentary fitting that the Southern Oregon Historical Medford Branch Library, and on the
meal & personal Society has been invited to be this year’s second Wednesday of each month at the
Grand Marshal. Thank you Pear Blossom Ashland Branch Library.
tour today! for choosing the SOHS and Hanley Farm So, 160 years later, we celebrate Hanley
to be a part of this event! Farm! Please join us as we move forward
Also in April, Hanley Farm hosts its with these events, and more!
Annual Heritage Plant Sale. Celebrating Hanley Farm, owned and operated by
the 160th anniversary of the coming of the Southern Oregon Historical Society,
805 N. 5th Street • Jacksonville, OR • the Hanleys to the valley, Hanley Farm is located at 1053 Hanley Road, between
proudly showcases the farm’s unique Jacksonville and Central Point. For
Call today to schedule your personalized tour! (541) 899-6825 trees and shrubs including, lilacs from information,, 541-773-
the mid-1800s, Lenten roses, flowering 6536, Facebook/HanleyFarm and Facebook/
crab apples, and exotic magnolias— SouthernOregonHistoricalSociety.
Hanley Farm is in bloom!

SOHS Windows in Time: Author Edison Marshall, Fame and Fortune!—Vicki Bryden speaks
about Author Edison Marshall, his books and his accomplishments. He came to Medford as a boy
with his father, who bought into the orchard boom. Fulfilling his childhood dream, he became a
successful writer and had over sixty novels published, including his 1953 novel, “Caravan to Xanadu,
a Novel of Marco Polo.” Noted for his meticulous research and historical novels, in 1921, he won the
prestigious O. Henry Award. Several of his novels were adapted into film. Best remembered is the
1958 film “The Vikings,” starring Kirk Douglas. Learn more about this talented author, noon-1:00pm,
March 1 at the Medford Library, 205 S. Central Avenue; and March 8 at the Ashland Library, 410
Siskiyou Boulevard. Admission: Free!
110 Hangman Way, Jacksonville April 29 & 30: Heritage Plant Sale—Hanley Farm offers lilacs dating from the mid-1800s to
Come home to comfort, quality & style.
Lenten roses; from flowering crab apples, to exotic magnolias! 10am-3pm. Admission: FREE! Hanley
Farmhouse Tours: $5/Adults; $3/SOHS Members & Children.

News from the Friends of Jacksonville's
Historic Cemetery
by Dirk J. Siedlecki, President – FOJHC
Community Clean-Up Day in the of the grounds. Volunteers are asked
Inside, outside, upstairs, downstairs, everything will Cemetery is March 11­—Please save- to bring gloves, eye and ear protection,
please you! This 4 bedroom, 3 bath home was renovated the-date and plan on joining the Friends leaf rakes, brooms, (to brush off the
beginning in 2004. Today you’ll find a contemporary, Craftsman- of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery, headstones) pruners and gas-operated
style home with dual zone heating, 3 fireplaces, a formal living volunteers from the blowers. If you don’t
room, formal dining room, hand-cut madrone hardwood floors, Jacksonville Boosters have them, we have a
Club, along with good supply of rakes
an upstairs family room & a large kitchen with granite counters
other community and pruners to loan out.
& cozy eat-in nook. Spoil yourself in the luxurious master suite
organizations and As always, you’ll be
with fireplace, balcony & master bath complete with jetted tub,
residents, for a Spring treated to all the freshly-
shower, double vanity, walk-in closet & separate WC. A back Clean-Up of the brewed coffee you can
staircase leads down to the laundry room off the kitchen, so cemetery grounds. drink and other morning
midnight snacks are close by. Outside the dining room you’ll find The fun takes place refreshments. You’ll
a private stone patio with a water feature. Out the back is a larger on Saturday, March also receive our sincere
paver patio & a 456sf unfinished room. Use your imagination as 11 from 9:00am until gratitude for your
to what this room could be. Room to add a pool too. $699,000. 12 noon. We gather help in caring for this
at the Sexton's Tool Jacksonville treasure.

Dale Verger House at the top of the
Cemetery Road, and
This is a truly great way
to get outside, welcome
March 2016 Clean-up Day with l-r, in Springtime, meet
Broker, ABR, CRS parking is available
Susan Casaleggio and Beverly Helvie. your neighbors, make
Licensed in Oregon within the cemetery
grounds. Now is the Photo by Mary Siedlecki. new friends and give
(541) 482-3786 office time of year for us to put on our gloves back to the community. Be sure to visit
(541) 944-6707 cell/VM 375 Lithia Way, Ashland, OR 97520 and clean up some of the winter debris, our website at www.friendsjvillecemetery.
rake leaves, pick up downed branches org for a complete listing of this year's (541) 482-3786
and limbs and do a general clean-up scheduled events and activities.
Trail Talk by Clayton Gillette Chamber Chat
by Tim Balfour, Executive Director
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
The Rock Underfoot
Bring Back the Jacksonville Trolley!

h, but if we could hear what erosion gully to a sheer wall of granite,
the stones have to tell us. So where water flows about half the year. acksonville’s beloved mechanical We are also looking for 10 Trolley
often we walk along the trails When you rest here on the bench, mascot needs some help. After Sponsors. For a $2,000 contribution,
admiring the flora and fauna, ignoring enjoying the murmur of softly-cascading missing out on most of this past Sponsors will be recognized for five years.
the living rock beneath our feet. Sub- water, gaze out and across toward Twin season due to mechanical problems, we Recognition will be made through signage
consciously we might appreciate the rock Peaks, knowing you are looking across to are moving forward with replacing it. at the trolley stop, onboard the trolley in
cycle and the millennia needed to morph shales, not granites. We are working with the city to find signs and noted in the narrative of the
sandstone to quartzite, but do we take heed Farther down in the park, where the an appropriate replacement. There tours as well as on printed rack cards.
of the rock around us when on the trails? spur trail takes hikers from Rail Trail is a chance we will have a temporary Naming rights for the benches can also
A journey into the High Sierra will to Siskiyou, you climb a series of gentle solution for this upcoming year until we be purchased. The two front benches are
bring you nose-first to the grinding switchbacks up and around another set have the funds to purchase a brand new $1,000 and the remaining 14, 2-person
forces of uplift and erosion. We see of falls—Siskiyou Falls. Here, the wet trolley! Our ideal is to eventually have benches are $500. Your name will be
Ansel Adams’ photos as black-and-white season’s run-off babbles along down a one with the same classic, open-air style engraved on a brass plaque mounted to
representations, yet the reality is more series of chutes and falls, stair stepping with the oak benches and trim and brass the bench for a minimum of five years.
stark—the High Sierras are a land of over exposed metamorphics. Veins of rails. But we also need a more powerful All $250 donors will be have their
shadow and light, where any color seems white quartz play hide-and-seek with engine and transmission. names on the trolley in a commemorative
foreign. In the foothills, those once- jagged gray parent rock. On a blustery spring So we need to raise some funds to help plaque, also guaranteed for a minimum
granitic shards have been worn smooth day, whispering wind brings to mind old with the costs and maybe even help build of five years.
by weathering elements. And in the friends quietly conversing around these a better storage facility to keep the trolley We know how much residents and
stream beds the sands and silts bear little rocky bluffs. in pristine condition. guests missed the trolley last season, so
resemblance to their parent rock far above. As you hike along the trails, take There are several ways to support we plan on having one on the streets in
And so it can be to the trained eye in note of what’s underfoot. On Siskiyou the trolley. Donations can be made May. In addition to our regular narrated
the hills of Southern Oregon. Here, we Trail, your footsteps speak clearly when online at www.JacksonvilleTrolley. history tours, we are considering
are blessed to be walled-in by mountains the crunchy granite soil ends and the com. We are using Indigogo’s non- additional tour options that we will
of diverse origin: the Cascades arising smooth shale begins. Unlike the volcanic profit option Generosity. The funds announce as soon as they are confirmed.
from violent volcanic action, the rock-laden “black sticky” of Medford’s will go to Jacksonville Chamber of We are planning a VIP Inaugural kick-
Siskiyous, a menagerie of metamorphics Prescott Park on Roxy Ann Peak, the Commerce & Business Association. As off that will include tours and a special
interrupted by masses of granitic trails near Jacksonville are hike-able year- a 501 (c) (6) organization donations are lunch or dinner. So keep checking
intrusion. The forces that produced these round. The loam soils of our hillsides not considered charitable donations on for
ranges brought mineral wealth to the contain copious amounts of clay, which for tax purposes. You can also make additional information.
surface, and this wealth brought settlers packs into a surface smooth enough contributions in person at the Visitor If you have any questions please contact
from the featureless plains to “strike it even for barefoot hiking and running! Information Center at 185 North Oregon Tim Balfour at ExecutiveDirector@
rich.” What consternation our rocky hills These same soils allow for trails to be Street, next to the Post Office.
must have caused for the flat-landers! constructed on fairly steep hillsides, of
Jacksonville’s Forest Park rests on which our parklands boast their fair Planning Commission Halts Code Revision Process
the junction of a granitic intrusion into share. It’s good to have trails so close and Due to concerns voiced by many residents attending and a January 18
surrounding shales and metamorphic so user-friendly. I can’t imagine a day members of the community, the multi- meeting that drew around 140 residents.
uplift. A hike up to Granite Falls above when I can’t be on a trail, making tracks, year process of updating Jacksonville’s During the sessions, nearly a dozen
Parking Area P-4 brings you through making tracks, going there… municipal code section has been temporarily residents provided written and oral
smooth boulders and along a deep called-off. In a statement to the Jacksonville testimony, the majority of which accused
Review dated February 13, Jacksonville City the Planning Commission of improperly
Beekman Arboretum Spring Clean-Up Attorney Sydnee Dryer wrote: conducting the process. Concerns voiced
On February 1, 2017 the Jacksonville by the public included changes to codes
by Becka Kem, Friends of Beekman Arboretum Planning Commission voted to continue that would fundamentally alter the
the public hearings indefinitely on the character of town, alteration to the 5th
Comprehensive Plan Historic Element Street gateway and changes to the makeup
and land development code amendments. of the Historic and Architectural Review
Though the record remains open for purposes Commission, that would be replaced by
of submitting written testimony on such a Historic Preservation Committee to
amendments, the City determined that it oversee the downtown historic district.
would be best to continue the public hearings Interim Planning Director Dick
in order to allow City staff sufficient time Converse suggested that the Commission
to review all the comments submitted by the table the code revision process. In the
public to date and to determine what steps are meantime, it’s probable that the mayor
appropriate to respond to such concerns. The and staff will explore the formation of a
City will be determining what steps, if any, Citizens Advisory Committee to study the
should be taken to address issues raised. It is code and bring updated recommendations
anticipated that in the future, public hearings to the City Council through the Planning
will be re-noticed and scheduled, however, Commission. Since 2012, the code revision
the date of such hearings in unknown at this process has involved city officials, study
time. In the meantime staff will be working groups and an advisory committee.
to address concerns, and is considering However, critics of the process convinced
additional public involvement in the interim. the Planning Commission that the public
Public hearings on the proposed wasn’t properly noticed and/or involved
With the days feeling a bit longer and welcome to participate. Coffee, water and changes to Jacksonville's development and that the city may have violated
the temperatures getting warmer, there donuts are always provided. code drew large crowds, including Oregon’s land use Goal 1, which strives
are noticeable changes outside. The white The focus of the Jacksonville a February 1 meeting with 150-175 for deep public participation.
blossoms of the snowdrops have been Woodlands Association Hike-a-Thon
replaced with the bright yellow daffodils. and annual meeting this April will be the
The trees are beginning to bud and CC Beekman Arboretum. It will feature City of Jacksonville Invites You to a Retirement Party
breathe color into the wooded landscape. a guided hike and a family hike up
Birds are chattering as if there is much through the Beekman Canyon Trail and
for Sergeant Dan Moore!
to do. New things to be built, spring finish at the Doc Griffin Park for food and
cleaning of the existing. fun. For the plant enthusiast, there will
The wet and snowy winter brought be a shorter botanical tour of the native
much excitement to the Arboretum. Some plants found in the Arboretum.
trees have taken root while others have Volunteers are always needed and
lost limbs. Needles and deciduous leaves greatly appreciated. There are volunteers
have found resting spots on benches, needed for work days. We also need
bridges and trails. The needed rain has individuals and groups that use the
etched erosion paths into the trails. Arboretum to take notice of areas that
Native plants are waiting to find their need improvement and take initiative.
new home in the Arboretum. If a limb falls on a trail, feel obliged to
There are many upcoming events move it. If weeds start to encroach on
and projects to look forward to and walkways, feel free to pull them. With the
participate in this spring. On March vibrant growth of plants, both wanted
After 22 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Jacksonville, Sgt Dan Moore
25th from 9:00-11:00am, the Friends of and weeds, the CC Beekman Arboretum
has retired. Please help us celebrate his dedication and service by attending his
the Arboretum is hosting a work party. is an ongoing project that takes many
open-house style retirement party on Saturday, March 4, 2017, 6:00-9:00pm, at
The main focus will be clearing dead willing hands.
the US Hotel Ballroom­—at 7:00pm there will be a presentation to Sgt. Moore.
trees and limbs, filling in erosion paths If you have any questions or would like
Snacks will be provided. Beer, Wine, Coffee and Soda will be available. For more
along the trails, raking, and the planting to get involved, please contact Becka Kem at
information, please contact or phone 541-899-7100.
of more trees and native plants. All are
C U T L E R On Money & More: Delusions of Grandeur?
by Erich & Matt Patten, Cutler Investment Group
“I do not insist,” answered Don Quixote, “that this is a full adventure, but it is the beginning
How is our approach different of one, for this is the way adventures begin.” ~Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

than other Wealth Managers?
ike Don Quixote, the United of them. Will American trade policy turn
States of America is setting out entirely protectionist, with new tariffs,
on an adventure. Like Quixote, or will the threat of new tariffs merely
we don’t know if this will be a full be the impetus to renegotiation of trade
adventure or merely the beginning of one deals and other assorted acronyms such
that will be cut short, nor do we know as NAFTA, NATO, and the UN?
where this adventure will end or whether Like any adventure, there is no telling
those shadows up ahead are windmills where this ends. For Don Quixote, the
or giants. The only certainty is that the aspirations are plentiful, the hopes high.
path of this adventure is an entirely For his squire, poor Sancho, there are
different one than those that have come only potential pitfalls. Is that the Lady
before, just as the life of Alonso Quijano Dulcinea up ahead, or is it a peasant girl
was entirely different from the life of his on a donkey? Only time will tell, but one
transformed self, Don Quixote. thing is clear; this adventure will be like
We are all too familiar with the path nothing before it.
behind us. Just as Alonso’s mundane All opinions and data included in this commentary are as of
existence, it was headed off the cliff of February 13, 2017 and are subject to change. The opinions and
obscurity. Annual GDP growth has not views expresses herein are of Cutler Investment Counsel, LLC and
topped 3% in nearly a decade. Labor are not intended to be a forecast of future events, a guarantee
force participation has declined. Wages of future results or investment advice. This report is provided
have been stagnant even as the official for informational purposes only and should not be considered
unemployment rate has declined, all a recommendation or solicitation to purchase securities. This
signs of high underemployment and a information should not be used as the sole basis to make
Our approach differs from most Financial Advisors discouraged populace. any investment decision. The statistics have been obtained
The questions then become, what will from sources believed to be reliable, but the accuracy and
because we are focused on providing institutional happen on this new path? And what will completeness of this information cannot be guaranteed. Neither
quality investment solutions to our clients. some of the most significant changes be? Cutler Investment Counsel, LLC nor its information providers
For one, America is going to be run are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use
as a business. This is the modus operandi of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future
of President Trump, and like most results. All investments involve risk, including possible loss of
Our investment team pays attention to the details so businesses, the primary concern, for principal amount invested.
you can pay attention to the things that matter to you. better or worse, will be the price of US Matthew Patten is CEO and Investment
“stock”—not the stock of other countries. Portfolio Manager. He is a graduate of
How might this manifest itself? Jacksonville Elementary School and South
The American energy sector may well Medford High School. Matt earned BA
CUTLER prove one of the biggest recipients of this degrees in Economics and Environmental
INVESTMENT change, and by extension, it may impact
the rest of the world, especially the Persian
Geo-Sciences from Boston College and a
MBA from the University of Chicago.
GROUP Oil Basin. Giant shifts in areas open to Erich Patten is President and Chief
energy production, taxation changes, Investment Officer. He is a graduate of
525 Bigham Knoll | Jacksonville, OR 97530 | 541-770-9000 • regulation reductions, and possible tariffs Jacksonville Elementary School and South
and import-export taxes affecting the use Medford High School. Erich earned a BS
of domestic and international oil will all in Economics from the Wharton School,
be a part of this process. University of Pennsylvania, and a Masters in
In other areas, there are questions both Public Policy from the University of Chicago.
as to the changes coming and the extent See ad this page.

A CPA’s Look at the Trump Tax Plan
We believe that legal help should
by Rob Hague, CPA, Partner, KDP Certified Public Accountants
be affordable.
re you 3. The corporate tax rate would be
wondering reduced from 35 to 15 percent.
how Owners of pass-through entities,
President Donald such as partnerships and S
Affordable legal help with: Trump’s proposed corporations, could choose to be
tax plan may affect taxed at a flat 15 percent on pass-
Estate Planning you? Generally, the
reform promises
through income retained in the
company and pay capital gain
to significantly rates on qualified distributions
• Living Trusts reduce taxes across all income levels, to the owners. Corporations and
• Wills cap itemized deductions and increase
standard deduction amounts.
pass-through companies could also
expense investments in equipment,
• Guardianship Following is a closer look at four structures and inventories rather than
major changes and how they may affect depreciating those items over time.
& Conservatorship your 2017 taxes. A business that decides to expense
1. According to data from the Tax Policy will not be able to deduct interest
• Probate Center, President Trump’s plan would expenses. The maximum capital gain
reduce the number of tax brackets rate will remain at 20 percent.
Real Estate from seven to three, leaving only 12,
25 and 33 percent. It would cut the
4. The president’s tax plan also includes
repealing the Affordable Care
• For Sale by Owner average tax bill by $2,940 in 2017.
However, information from the
Act tax, rescinding the alternative
minimum tax and eliminating federal
• Easements Tax Policy Center shows highest-
income households would benefit
estate and gift taxes.
What would the overall effects be?
• Boundary Line Litigation the most from President Trump’s tax Estimates from the Urban-Brookings Tax
plan. These households account for Policy Center and Penn Wharton Budget
• Home Owners Associations 0.1 percent of the population, with Model state potential revenue losses
Milan Hanson • Foreclosure incomes over $3.7 million. This group
would receive an average tax cut of
would be offset by the repeal of personal
exemptions and head of household filing,
about $1.1 million. Conversely, the and the cap on itemized deductions.
poorest fifth of households would However, the estimated national debt
see a tax reduction near $110, or 0.8 would rise by over 26 percent of gross

HANSON & THARP percent of their after-tax income.
2. The plan adds new deductions
domestic product (GDP) by 2026 if tax
cuts were not offset by spending cuts.
and more tax benefits for child and Both approximations show the plan
AT T O R N E Y S dependent care. However, the plan would boost the GDP in the short term;
repeals personal exemptions and but factoring in interest costs, the federal
head of household filing status, debt would increase by at least $7 trillion
which would cause many single in the first ten years.
800 West 8th Street • Medford OR 97501 parents and large families to face This is the president’s proposed plan,
increased taxes. Itemized deductions but what is passed by Congress remains
541-776-3405 will have a maximum of $200,000
for those married filing jointly and
to be seen. We will keep you updated as
the facts unroll.
$100,000 for a single filing.

A Few Minutes with the Mayor City Snapshot
by Paul Becker City Council, February 7, 2017 freely and easily via email and snail
Traffic Changes Likely—City mail. An updated website, Facebook
Administrator Jeff Alvis reported that page, IT revision and installation of
he’d met with the Oregon Department of a webcam in council chambers were
Civility: Bogie-Style Transportation earlier in the day. ODOT also suggested.
has expressed a desire to move forward • A new traffic plan to mitigate
with creating a new 4-way stop at the negative impacts associated with
intersection of California Street and N. more vehicular traffic. Attention to

id you wake up angry this at one of the women’s boyfriend who 5th Street, a concept recently brought to amending the city’s Urban Growth
morning? A great many people happened to be a notorious gangster. council by resident and business owner Boundary including annexation of
do, judging by the news reports That one made the front pages. His Linda Graham. Alvis reported that land parcel JK-1 to provide a traffic
every day. I’ve never seen so many capacity for anger was so great, we New ODOT was interested in helping fund the connector to alleviate downtown
people this angry since Pearl Harbor was Yorkers used to look forward to his visits project and turning over the Highway congestion should be addressed.
bombed, when I was twelve-years-old. By just to see how his next encounter would 238 right of way from the Chevron • Refreshing the Citizen Involvement
then I knew all the bad words children turn out. station to the intersection of California aspect of the Comprehensive Plan
weren’t supposed to know, including Most of the time, Bogie was well-fueled and Oregon Streets. According to to create more dialogue between
the *F…* bomb. People used it a lot that by an ample supply of booze. “The Alvis, ODOT would then turn over the residents and city leaders/staff.
Sunday night. Still, I have to congratulate whole world is three drinks behind,” highway to the city but would reimburse • Updating the Comprehensive Plan
our modern Hollywood crowd. The way he proclaimed in 1950. “If everyone in the city for ongoing maintenance and Development Code, both of
they use it to express their anger today, the world would take three drinks, we expenses. On a related note, Alvis noted which are out-of-date. Please see a
it seems to have become part of their would have no trouble.” In his case, he that ODOT is also concerned about the related letter from the city attorney
everyday language. usually went well beyond three drinks. dangerous intersection known as “Bybee on the status of public hearings on
Some news reports show people on So did many others. It was the night club Corner,” where Highway 238 veers-off code revisions on page 13.
the edge of hysteria. Extreme anger can age when people were out until two or dangerously to Medford at West Main • A plan leading to installation of an
cause that. The other day I watched a four in the morning, therein allowing Street. In a statement obtained by the elevator to the second floor of the
news anchor on CNN proclaim, “Our ample time to down more than a few Review, ODOT’s spokesperson Gary Courthouse/City Hall is needed to
president is murdering our children.” cocktails. One night, Bogie was with Lemming says the Bybee Corner project maximize the use of the property for
Now that’s a good reason to get angry. his party when a man at a nearby table is a top priority, despite being “fixed” public meeting and other uses.
The Constitution, which those fanatical decided he could probably take Bogie in 2013. ODOT considers the corner • Conduct a feasibility study to
conservatives always keep alluding to, on. Proclaiming out loud that he thought extremely hazardous as evidenced by repurpose Old City Hall into a
doesn’t grant the president authority to Bogie wasn’t so tough, he soon found out the number of serious traffic accidents curated museum after meetings are
murder our children. All I can say is, I’m otherwise. Filled with anger, Bogie rose each year. The cost of the project is moved to New City Hall and the
grateful to have grown up in simpler to the challenge decking the guy cold. estimated to be $3.8 million and is property is available.
times. The only threat I ever felt was from Now that’s genuine anger! Not at all like scheduled for 2021. • Finish the Buildable Lands Inventory
brownshirts, blackshirts, and Nipponese the anger today’s celebrities show by Increased Medical Care Coming— and create a new master plan to
bombers. It’s different today. How on talking a lot. Is it the genuine thing? How Fire Chief Devin Hull reported that his insure that Jacksonville’s quality of
earth can one defend ones loved ones are we to know? If they would stand up, department responded to 768 emergency life is preserved.
from a murderer in the White House? snarl, and then punch someone out cold calls in 2016, the majority of which were • Focus on increased and improved
Some celebrities have been so angry then we could be certain. There are a lot medical in nature. Starting this March, pedestrian access, build a dog park,
they announced they would move to of deplorables around. Why not take one Hull said that all department personnel, keep town Bee- and Tree-friendly
Canada. I had hoped to talk to one of of them on? Wouldn’t that show just how including paramedics, will be connected and an active Firewise community.
them in order to learn what the legal angry they really are? to hospital ER staff via Bluetooth cellular • Inspect all historic core commercial
steps were in order to take up residence Here’s another idea: If punching connections in their life packs. The move buildings for seismic safety analysis
in Canada. The only problem is that none a deplorable doesn’t seem adequate enables first responders to communicate leading to eventual retrofitting for
of them actually moved there, so I have enough or perhaps is intimidating directly with hospital staff before, during earthquake survivability.
no one to talk to. since they might punch back, why not and after response calls. Hull noted that Budget Committee, February 16
I must admit, I pay little attention to refuse to pay any income taxes? That the department is also now certified to “Table Tax” Tabled—At its 2/16
what any Hollywood celebrity says. will accomplish two things. First, it administer more medications during meeting, the Budget Committee
These people are amateurs in the art will advance one’s career by putting emergency response calls, including weighed forwarding a recommendation
of anger when compared to the movie them on the front page alongside other morphine, used for cardiac arrest to the City Council on a meals tax to
crowd when I was growing up. They angry people like Meryl Streep. Second, response measures that improve the help shore-up funding for the Police
could all take a lesson from Humphrey it would keep any number of lawyers likelihood of survival. Department. The meals tax concept was
Bogart. Every time he came to New York earning more money by working late into The Volunteer of Volunteers—Mayor introduced and supported by Budget
he would get into a brawl with someone. the night. Becker recognized Linda Kestner as the Committee chair Doug Phillips. The
Now that’s real anger. It got so bad he There is a minor drawback to this Jacksonville 2016 Person of the Year. meeting drew a large crowd, including
was banned from at least twelve night option. It doesn’t provide the media Please read about her inspiring work on eight Jacksonville restaurant owners and
clubs, including El Morocco, The 21, and with startling graphics that a good page 4 of this issue. concerned citizens. Although no public
the Stork Club. At El Morocco, he shoved old-fashioned sock in the jaw does. I Miller House Parking Fix—Council testimony was taken at the meeting, the
two women away and started picking recommend following Bogie’s style. Who unanimously approved a request by Review learned that no restaurant owner
up dishes off the tables, throwing them needs civility? staff to direct the city attorney to enter favored the tax concept. After much
into an agreement to adjust a parking lot discussion, City Councilor David Jesser
easement and maintenance agreement at made a motion to no longer consider
the Miller House, the previous home of the food tax as a funding option, which
CITY OF JACKSONVILLE City Hall, now owned by a private party. was then approved by a 7-3 vote. The
OFFICE HOURS Goals, Goals and More Goals—In an committee also discussed other possible
interactive session, City Administrator funding mechanisms for police services
CITY OFFICE Alvis and Treasurer Stacy Bray polled and ultimately concluded that giving
Monday - Friday councilors on the city’s priorities and the voters a choice between a property
8:30am - 4:00pm what goals they’d like to achieve in the tax levy increase and a new police-
next few years. The list included: only surcharge was the best course of
MUNICIPAL COURT CLERK • Create a more interactive public action. City staff noted that several town
Monday - Friday information dissemination hall meetings will be held and that it
9:00am - 4:00pm system that will enable the city to will conduct a pre-town hall survey of
communicate with residents more residents to gather opinions on the matter.

City offices have moved to 206 N Fifth Street!
Dropbox relocated to corner of N. Fifth and D Street. POLICE BLOTTER
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PLANNING DEPARTMENT HOURS - Direct #: 541-899-6873
January 17 to February 13, 2017
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Submit all applications
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Wednesday: Closed to Public Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:
8:30am-12noon 911 Hang-Up - 1 Hit & Run - 1
Alarm - 3 House Check - 26
JACKSONVILLE CITY SCHEDULE Animal Complaint - 1 Motor Vehicle Collision - 1
Assist - Other Gov't/Law Noise - 4
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, March 7, 6:00pm (OCH) Enforcement Agencies - 46 Parking Complaint - 1
PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, March 8, 6:00pm (OCH) Assist Public - 24 Property Lost/Found - 3
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, March 21, 6:00pm (OCH) Assist Medical - 4 Public Safety - 1
HARC: Wednesday, March 22, 6pm (OCH) Bar Check - 3 Recovered Stolen Vehicle for
City Ordinance - 2 Other Agency - 1
For Jacksonville City Council Meeting Minutes, Agendas/Packets and Audio Files, Civil - 2 Suspicious - 9
please visit and click on the City Council tab. Domestic Disturbance - 1 Traffic/Roads - Other - 1
Location Key: OCH - Old City Hall (S. Oregon & Main), CH - Courthouse, CC - Community Center (160 E. Main Street), DUII - 1 Utility Problem - 3
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On Real Estate & More
by Sandy J. Brown

CELL: 831.588.8204 What Does a Realtor Really Do? | OFFICE: 541.734.0043

 WesternPropertiesofSouthernOregon
eing a real estate broker is not
easy. I will be the first to admit,
Walker Creek Farm before I became a broker, I
didn’t have a real grasp of how much
• 5 br/3-1/2 ba w/ potential 2 family setup behind-the-scenes work good brokers
• Chef’s custom kitchen w/ huge island, stainless appliances, & pantry
• Master suite w/ office, vaulted ceilings & walk in closet really do. And considering how
• Amazing views from almost every room brokers are depicted on some reality
• 2.5 irrigated fenced acres w/ EFU zoning TV shows, it’s understandable. While
• Greenhouse, potting shed, chicken coop, garden areas, & orchard
• Income potential w/ commercial kitchen, farmstand, shows are entertaining, they also
& blueberry farm create misconceptions that I hope to
$899,000 • MLS # 2973122 clear-up now.
Consider a few of an agent’s daily
670 Old Stage Road, Jacksonville
5 BR | 3.5 BA | 3614 SF | 2.56 Irrig. Acres challenges: marketing “not-so-
marketable” properties, managing a
huge client database and supervising
Jacksonville Country heated negotiations. Add in the stress
of a commission-based income and an
Farmhouse unstable market, and you can understand
why few agents say their jobs are easy.
• 3 br/4 ba custom farmhouse
• 3.38 irrigated fenced acres w/ EFU zoning In a previous article, I wrote about the
• Amazing kitchen w/ granite island, breakfast bar, & pantry major steps in purchasing a home, so for
• Open concept floorplan this article I have outlined the major steps
• Master suite w/ vaulted ceilings & 2 walk in closets
• Beautiful views from almost every room in listing a property.
$949,000 • Lagoon style pool with outdoor kitchen and firepit
• Detached garage w/ office, 1/2 bath and storage, large barn
Preparing for a Listing Appointment:
• Visit the neighborhood and prepare
Upon Receiving an Offer:
• Review the offer for price and terms.
728 Old Stage Road, Jacksonville • MLS# 2973291
3 BR | 4 BA | 3456 SF | 3.38 Irrig Acres a current market analysis (CMA) for • Contact your sellers with the basic
the sellers to review. terms of the offer, and meet with
• Determine a price range for the them to review it.
Charming property. • Have a counter-proposal ready in
• Have all listing forms ready for case your sellers decide to counter
Farmhouse Style Home the seller to complete. A separate the offer.
appointment is typically needed to Upon Accepting an Offer:
• Charming farmhouse replica style home in convenient
complete these forms, but have them • Make sure the buyers have received
Jacksonville location
• 3 bed, 2 bath 1798 sf main home ready if the seller wants to review and signed all disclosures.
• 373 sf separate guest apartment w/ full bath above garage them first. • Deliver earnest money check to the
• Kitchen features center island, stainless appliances, & built ins
At the Listing Appointment: title company or trust account.
• Dining room w/ built-in buffet & french door to flagstone patio
• Downstairs master w/ dutch door to patio • Ask for a tour of the property and • Get a list of all parties involved and
260 8th Street, Jacksonville
• Two large bedrooms & an office/den upstairs take notes. their contact information.
• MLS #2973222
4 BR | 3 BA | 2171 SF | .11 Acres • Present the CMA and Marketing • Calendar all dates and deadlines.
Plan, and let the sellers know what • Change the listing status in the MLS.
services you provide. During the Under-Contract Phase:
• Consider property amenities, • Schedule closing.
condition, inclusions/exclusions, and • Get sellers loan payoff information.
seller’s motivation, agree on an initial • Review any documentation such
listing price. as preliminary title report, HOA
Upon Taking and Marketing a Listing: documents, and inspections and be
• Assist with completing listing prepared to answer questions.
paperwork. • Attend any necessary inspections
• Discuss any repairs that need to be and confirm that any inspection
made. items the seller agreed to are
• Help get the home ready for pictures completed.
and showings and arrange for a • Get receipts for any work done to
professional photographer to take satisfy inspection items.
photos/video of the property. • Confirm that the seller has arranged
• Create and print professional flyers. to have the home cleaned and carpets
• Create a list of amenities to describe cleaned.
the properties features to include in • Remind seller to order final reading
the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). on utilities and cancel/move phone
• Check with appropriate agencies and trash service.
to verify zoning, permits, zoning • Remind seller that smoke and carbon
overlays, floodzone, and other items monoxide alarms need to be up to
such as special tax assessments. code.
• Put the listing in the MLS and install • Confirm closing date with all parties.
sign and flyers. • Review Estimated Settlement
• Import the listing to Facebook page. Statement then review with your
• Arrange for other advertising. sellers.
• Prepare and email virtual flyers to all • Arrange for and meet the sellers at
agents in the Southern Oregon MLS. the title company for the signing
• Schedule any open houses, as well as

broker tour. • Upon close of escrow, make sure
During the Listing Process: keys and other items are transferred
• Make sure the flyer box stays full. to buyer’s agent.
• Request feedback on showings and • Help your clients celebrate!
forward the information to your As a real estate broker, you have an
sellers. obligation to your clients to take care of
• Attend showings as appropriate. all the details of selling their home. You
• Answer any questions that come up are their advocate, the professional they
from other agents. are turning to for help. You are there to
• Continue to market the property on a be an agent they can not only trust but
regular basis, as appropriate. to help them get the most for their home
• Touch base with your sellers on a with the fewest headaches along the way.
Discover more about Living Between the Vines! regular basis. Sandy J. Brown, lives in Jacksonville and is
Jacksonville Publishing, in the Heart of Southern Oregon Wine Country, • Keep a pulse on price and meet with a real estate broker and land use planner with
proudly publishes Southern Oregon Wine Scene, the most comprehensive clients to lower the price if there Western Properties of Southern Oregon, LLC.
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protect against bank accounts
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talking to the IRS or calling their tax take several days.
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out when they will get their refund. In My Refund”
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Taxpayers eager to know when their "Where’s My Refund?" has a tracker
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My Refund” has the same information their refund information. The IRS
available to IRS telephone assistors so reminds taxpayers claiming the EITC
there is no need to call unless requested or the ACTC that recent legislation
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Myth 3: Ordering a Tax Transcript a until mid-February. Keep in mind
“Secret Way” to Get a Refund Date that only a small percentage of total
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information on a transcript does not the IRS more time to help detect and
necessarily reflect the amount or timing
of a refund. While taxpayers can use a
prevent tax fraud.
The IRS continues to strongly The
transcript to validate past income and
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encourage the use of e-file and direct
deposit as the fastest and safest way
to file an accurate return and receive
Tax Lady,
and to help with tax preparation they a tax refund. More than four out of
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check the status of their refund.
Myth 4: “Where’s My Refund,” Must
be Wrong Because There’s No Deposit
filed electronically, with a similar
proportion of refunds issued through
direct deposit.
Representation & Tax
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Jacksonville Art Events
March 2017
Art Presence Art Center
New Beginnings:
March 3–April 30

New Beginnings, a two month exhibition, features spring-
themed works by Art Presence members. Show opens
Friday, March 3, continuing through Sunday, April 30.
Reception on Saturday, March 4 from 1–3pm. At 2pm,
head upstairs for Diana Coogle’s rescheduled author "The Beauty of the Northwest"
reading. Diana reads from her newly published book, by Todd Lovett
“Wisdom of the Heart,” with accompanying art by
Barbara Kostel. In the gallery, enjoy live music by Minstrel
Streams, wine and hors d’oeuvres as you explore the art. March 2017 Events Calender
Life Drawing Studio For more, please visit & Facebook/TheJacksonvilleReview
Keep those talented eyes sharp
and fingers limber! Drop in with • Tuesday Evenings: Open Jam Tuesdays, • Saturday, March 11, 9:00am: scotch-broom
a sketchbook and pencil for our
hosted by bandleader T.J. Elton, pull volunteer work party. Meet at
weekly Figure Drawing studio
Mondays from 1–3pm. Practice at J'ville Tavern. See article p 5 and ad this page upper Britt parking lot. p 26
and improve your skills by
drawing professional models • Fridays, 5:00-8:00pm: live music at • Friday, March 17, 7:00pm: movie night at
every week for just $10/session. schmidt family vineyards. p 6 old city hall, "Uncertain Glory." p 23

Art Presence Off-Site Exhibits • Fridays, 5:00-7:00pm: hot food fridays at • Tuesday, March 21, 5:00-7:30pm:
Pioneer Village: Show of Anne Brooke’s popular the cheesemonger's wife. Jacksonville Elementary School
watercolors are on exhibit now through April 19. 13th Annual Art Exhibition, "Art
• Saturdays, 10:00am: saturday morning Olympics," in the school gym. Articles and ad p 30
Jacksonville Public Library: Works by Kathleen
Hoevet on display now through April 19. classes at shooting star nursery.
March class schedule p 24 and ad p 25 • Saturday, March 25, 9:00-11:00am: spring
Art Presence Art Center is a nonprofit organization cleanup work party at beekman
located at 206 N. Fifth St., next to Jacksonville’s historic • Wednesday, March 1 & March 8, noon-1:00pm:
courthouse. Gallery hours: 11am–5pm every Fri–Sun. arboretum. p 13 windows in time series, "Author Edison
Marshall, Fame & Fortune!" On March 1 at the
GoodBean Coffee Medford Branch Library & March 8 at the Ashland SAVE THE DATE
March 1–31: Watercolors by Linda Abblett Branch Library. p 12
Linda Abblett was • Saturday, April 8: medford food project
born in Brooklyn to an • Saturday, March 4, 6:00-9:00pm: retirement jacksonville pickup day. p 37
immigrant Italian fam- party for sgt. dan moore, US Hotel
ily and raised in So. Ballroom. p 13 • Saturday & Sunday, April 29 & 30, 10:00am-3:00pm:
California. She was
introduced to water- heritage plant sale at hanley
color painting after • Sunday, March 5, 2:00pm & 3:30pm: pioneer farm. p 12
moving to Oregon in history in story & song with
the 1970s, going on to david gordon, "Songs About Newfangled • Saturday, May 20: 15th annual
study with such Inventions." Naversen Room at the library. soroptimist garden tour. p 10
accomplished watercolorists as Lavonne Tarbox-Crone, Seating is limited, reservations suggested. p 11
Judy Morris and Margaret Godfrey. Her paintings depict
scenes from her travels in Oregon, across the country and • Saturday, March 11, 9:00am-noon: spring
around the world, still lifes, and florals, all rendered with cleanup day in jacksonville
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Charity Hubbard has
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around her. Frequently
painting from life on
location and people
from life enables her to better capture life, light and a
more realistic sense of atmosphere, even when painting
from life is not possible. Meet Charity while enjoying live
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March 11, from 5:30–8pm.
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Judy’s watercolor paintings
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ometimes life hands you a gift smoke-test. There was a girl’s softball 2: Cascade Lakes
when it looks more like a burden. game going on about a hundred yards 9: Elysian
We brought the tiny black lab up the bike path at the old Jacksonville
pup home for our daughter’s seventh schoolhouse. Cheers and squeals of joy
16: Uinta
birthday but it was clear this dog was echoed loudly down Daisy Creek and 23: Knee Deep
mine even before she made her way I wasn’t the only one who noticed the 30: Sierra Nevada
half-way through Mary’s closet. Lucy festivities. Lucy was locked on the action,
was pure-bred from a line of champions; especially the part where the neon green
petite, beautiful and a full-time job. ball was being tossed around the field. A Friday, March 17th
Leaving Lucy alone was always a gamble
and no puppy-proofed home could keep
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in hopes she’d hunt in the field with me My first mistake was taking her off
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proficient in manners I fumbled with the new
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for one thing. Lucy had a
weakness for food; all food
enough. The dog once
so well behaved was Bringing Planning a wedding or
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especially in the hands of
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This character flaw towards the game but
morphed into something far more not before glancing back as if to say Jacksonville
serious when Lucy developed a friendly something…sarcastic. Arriving at the big
proclivity for small dogs and baby show, she had secured the ball firmly in
strollers. The final straw was when the her jaws, taunting the portly umpire to
now forty-pound pup took off gleefully just try taking the ball. He was laughably
after a young man pushing an infant in outmatched, far too slow for Lucy now
a big baby carriage down the bike path earning howls of laughter from the girls
in front of our home. Imagine the horror and spectators, everyone except the
when Lucy leaped into the carriage paws umpire, coaches and myself. The home-
first, no doubt expecting to score an easy team manager screamed to get the dog
bag of cheddar fish or some other morsel off the field but Lucy was in total game
experience told her hides in the soft folds mode, running from infield to outfield
of a baby stroller. allowing the ball to drop long enough for
After yanking dog out of carriage with the girls to get close before snatching the
super-human strength, I released a flood ball up and doing it all over again.
of gushing apology making exceedingly With my hands finally on the dog,
grateful confirmations no harm was Lucy did the usual dead-possum drop
done. The poor young dad still in shock to the ground making me drag her
hurried down the path resolute to say all the way off the field. The crowd
nothing to wife about the incident lest hysteria continued to rage until we were
he receive certain wrath. The young dog far enough off the field so play could
was now curled into the fetal position resume. By now, Lucy was in full Bad
expecting the worst. Dragging Lucy Dog Glory; on her feet and trotting self-
up to the house and chaining her to satisfied headed for home. With every
the porch bought some time to cool off heaving breath, fatigue warred against
enough to decide my next move. Visions my instinct for dark revenge on the dog
of what could have happened mauled clearly getting the better of me. I snapped
my brain with the realization something up the training collar still on the ground
drastic must be done or this dog was as we made our way back. This time
going to spend the rest of her short life I securely fastened leash to dog while
locked up in dog prison. To add insult fitting her with the new apparatus. The
to injury, we were out of expensive dog small light was green on the controller
food which meant going back into town which meant it was factory charged at
to reload. Thinking about all the training least enough for the trial run. Reaching
poured into this dog continued to sour around the dog I unhooked leash from
my mood so by the time the car pulled collar but keeping a tight grip on the dog to
into the pet store parking lot, I was insure no repeat of the previous fiasco. The
ready for the big sell. idea of another small-town circus event
Asked whether the training collar caused me to briefly chirp with nervous
using electric current really worked, the laughter. The thought was almost comical
clerk behind the counter simply replied right up the point the dog Houdini-ed out
in a slow drawl, “Ohhh yeah, but the dog of my grip and bolted down the corridor
needs to be trained enough first to…” I never for her encore performance.
let him finish and never was anyone sold Time slowed down as the unthinkable
on a product faster. With great joy my was happening. This time Lucy did not
cash slapped down hard on the counter. look back but was in full sprint with
The last thing I remember racing out the ears pinned flat apparently to reduce
door was the clerk saying something or drag because it was obvious nothing
other about reading the instructions… was going to stop her from humiliating
HA! All I could think about was the look me one more time. I remember taking
on the dog’s face when she discovered the controller in both hands wishing
who’s really in charge. I’d actually read the instructions then
Tearing into the plastic case of the flipped the setting on high. Yelling every
shock-collar (training collar but…let’s command to STAY-SIT-HEEL-COME to
be honest) before the car was in park no avail, Lucy was seventy-five yards
was testament to my mental state. Labs out and only a second or two from her
don’t hold grudges so Lucy was eagerly destination when I hit and held the
awaiting with tail in full wag. We were button down. I will never forget the
now ready to give the new collar the Conversation - Cont'd. to Pg. 35
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by Steve Yungen & Jeff Blum, Jones & Associates

e meet with current and
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of the Rogue Valley Rose Society for a lavender as well as other perennials and
discussion of all things roses. We will grasses. Landscapers: this class qualifies
cover choosing the best roses for your for 2 hours of CEH credit. Registration
situation, planting bare-root and pre- fee $15. Perennials 10% off day of class.
planted roses, pruning, protection against *March 25th, 10:00am-noon, come
650 G Street • Jacksonville
weather, insects and airborne diseases, anytime, Kids Class: Make a Garden
fertilizing and watering, deadheading, Collage—Bring the kids for a fun arts
summer care and winter protection. and crafts project while you browse the Certified Rosarians from the American nursery and our new plants. Kids can
Rose Society will be on hand to answer decorate and collage a bag and use it
your questions. Landscapers: this class to take home a 4” plant of their choice.
qualifies for 2 hours of CEH credit. Registration fee $5.
Registration fee $15. 15% off all roses. All classes begin at 10:00am and are
March 15th, Wednesday, 6:00- located at the nursery unless indicated
7:30pm in Ashland, Plants to be Proud otherwise, space is limited so please be sure
Of—Christie will show off some live to register for classes. During classes there
Get strong specimens of her favorite all-season will also be a sandbox, treasure hunt, and
interest and multi-use plants for the some kid-friendly activities (children are still
at Snap Fitness! Rogue Valley. She will share information under parents supervision) as well as hot coffee
on a wide selection of landscape plants and refreshments. *Denotes kid friendly class,
including edibles, plants for pollinators bring your age-appropriate child for no charge.
and deer resistant and drought tolerant Shooting Star Nursery is located at 3223
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“Everything in the forest has its season. Where one thing falls, another grows.
Maybe not what was there before, but something new and wonderful all the same.”
~Felix Salten, Bambi, A Life in the Woods, 1923

wenty years before Walt Disney Hellebores are deep-rooted plants
produced what has become a that thrive in nutrient-rich soil. They
classic animated film, “Bambi” tolerate drought once established.
was written as an adult novel and • Lamium maculatum ‘Purple Dragon’
published in Austria where it received (dead nettle)—Deep purple flower
wide critical acclaim. In 1928, a former clusters that bloom in late spring
Soviet spy named Whittaker Chambers provide a stunning contrast to silver
translated the book from German into leaves with dark-green edging. The
English. Since then, 200 editions of the plant will tolerate some sun and a
novel have been printed in more than 30 variety of soils. It also makes a good
languages. It’s considered one of the first container plant. The common name
“environmental novels” ever published. is bit unsettling, but it only means
Unfortunately, original first editions that it doesn’t smart when touched
are difficult to find because German like its relative, stinging nettle.
Nazis considered the story of
Bambi to be a political allegory
referring to the treatment of Jews;
thus, many copies of the book were
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of Salten’s novel are available;
among them is a paperback with
black and white illustrations by
Barbara Coony, and a hardback
adapted for young readers by
Janet Schulman with beautiful
illustrations of oil paintings by
Steve Johnson.
While literary gardeners may
wish to have “Bambi” on their
bookshelves, having deer in our
flowerbeds is quite another story. Here, • Liriope muscari ‘Royal Purple’
then, are my picks for 10 shade-loving (lilyturf, monkey grass)—Narrow,
groundcovers that would be right at grass-like leaves are evergreen;
home in Bambi’s forest, or in our shady spiky purple flowers bloom in late
gardens. These low-growing perennials summer. This plant thrives in moist,
are beautiful, suitable to grow in our loamy, slightly acidic soil in the
area—and deer resistant! For my top shade or partial sun. The flowers
10 choices for sun-loving groundcovers attract hummingbirds.
that are deer resistant, check out my blog • Pulmonaria longifloria ‘Roy Davidson’
at: (lungwort)—This rhizomatous plant
theliterarygardener/. The OSU Extension has green leaves with silver speckles
Service also provides a listing of deer- that were once said to resemble a
resistant flowers, shrubs and trees. diseased lung, thus the unfortunate
• Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’ (carpet common name. Never mind—the
bugle)—The leaves are glossy and plant’s pretty foliage and large,
dark; purple flower stalks bloom mid funnel-shaped flowers that bloom
to late spring, attracting bees and pink in early spring and mature to
hummingbirds. The plant tolerates sky blue make it a popular shade
a variety of soils as well as some garden plant. It needs nutrient-rich,
morning sun. moist soil that drains well.
• Asarum caudatum (wild ginger)— • Vinca minor ‘Bowles’ (creeping
This is a native rhizomatous plant. periwinkle, creeping myrtle)—
Its leathery evergreen leaves give off Evergreen leaves provide a striking
a ginger scent when rubbed. It also background to violet flowers that
has unusual maroon flowers that bloom in mid to late spring. It’s a
bloom in late winter/early spring. slow grower, but once established it
Wild ginger attracts butterflies and is effective in smothering weeds. The “We hired Cheryl before our construction
tolerates a variety of soils. plant thrives in a variety of soils and began. She reviewed our plans and made space
• Brunnera macrophyllum ‘Jack tolerates some sun and dry periods. use changes that are great. Throughout the
Frost’ (Siberian bugloss)—This • Viola ‘Heartthrob’ (hardy violet)—A project, Cheryl kept the vision alive.”
rhizomatous perennial has textured quick-spreading perennial, this
8-inch leaves that are dark green cultivar has beautiful, deep-green
with a frosting of white. Sprays of
light blue flowers appear to float
above the foliage in the springtime.
Brunnera need moist, nutrient-rich
leaves with a burgundy center. The
fragrant lavender flower is long
lasting and attracts butterflies. It
grows well in moist, well-draining
Cheryl von Tress INTERIORS +
soils that drain well. soil rich with organic matter. It can
• Cyclamen hederifolium ‘Silverleaf’ also be grown as a houseplant.
(hardy cyclamen)—‘Silver Leaf’ Walt Disney added Bambi’s adorable
cultivars have heart-shaped silvery friends, Thumper the rabbit and Flower
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green leaves. The foliage emerges in the skunk, to his 1942 animated film in • Remodels
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6-inch stems. Cyclamen are important when Bambi mistakes the skunk for
pollinator plants for bees. They need a flower but the shy skunk says, “Oh,
rich, well-drained soil and protection that’s all right. He can call me a flower
from too much summer moisture. if he wants to.” The same can be said for
• Helleborous x hybridus ‘Golden the deer-resistant plants I’ve mentioned
Lotus’ (hellebore)—Horticulturalist here—they can be called groundcovers
Marietta O’Byrne of Eugene, Oregon
hybridized this stunning strain of
late winter-blooming hellebore.
Large, fluffy, fully double flowers
or flowering perennials. Either way, they
add long-lasting beauty to our gardens.
Rhonda Nowak is a member of the Jackson
County Master Gardener Association and
Cheryl von Tress
range from pale to lemon yellow.
Some are marked with beautiful
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ith wet weather having preventing the surface water from
soaked Southern Oregon for draining away from the structure. While
a couple of months now, the the berm may be visually appealing, it
topic of proper drainage should be on can be the cause of foundation damage.
everyone’s mind. Many of my neighbors Another drainage solution to consider
in Jacksonville ended-up buying sump is installation of French drains. The
pumps and extra hoses, in an effort to basic concept behind a French drain is
keep way too much rain water at bay. that water always flows downhill, and
Creating good drainage around your by the easiest route possible. A French
home (and in your landscape plan) is a drain may be as simple as a slightly-
130 South 3rd Street ( 3rd and Main ) great benefit to the sloped trench filled
Jacksonville 541 702-2555 value of your property with round-rock or
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Ensuring well- away from your house.
functioning drainage is French drains work
Applegate Store & Cafe absolutely the first step
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541-846-6659 Of course, each property and landscape the bottom of the trench. Water then
design is unique, but many of the proven travels freely through the pipe, which
drainage solutions are universal. The first empties a safe distance from the house.

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and most commonly-used technique for Depending on the situation, the water
drainage, which should be incorporated can be diverted to a low-lying area of the
Ranchette during the construction phase, is
“positive drainage.” This drainage
property, a drainage ditch, a dry well, or
the street. If you live on a slope and have a
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home to promote rapid runoff. Doing so a French drain could be a great solution.
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Call for information and reservations: near the home foundation which can had persistent drainage issues, you’ll
Stay at a real country farm  migrate down the soil to the foundation benefit from the opinion and expertise of
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drainage should be about 3 to 5 percent As things warm-up and we move
within 10 feet of the foundation. into the dry season, it’s a great time to
Positive drainage is extremely address fixing the drainage problems
important in minimizing soil-related around your property and consider one
A Great Fit for the Perfect Smile! foundation problems. Occasionally,
when homeowners construct berms
of the solutions above.
Adam Haynes is a resident of Jacksonville
Serving Jacksonville for over a decade with for flowerbed areas, they create a dam and the owner of Artisan Landscapes. Contact
between the berm and the foundation, him at 541-292-3285.
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cotch broom used to inhabit a young broom plants are relatively easy
large portion (20-30 acres) of the to remove. We’ll work for 2-3 hours,
Diana Helvey L.D. woodlands directly behind the or whatever time a person wants to
Britt pavilion. The plants were so thick, donate. The work entails bending over
Now located next to Pony Espresso! and so tall, that it was to pull young plants,
535 N Fifth Street • Jacksonville difficult to see, let alone and dropping them on
walk between trails. In the ground. July 2004, a crew was Every plant we pull is
contracted to spray all the worth 1000’s of potential
scotch broom in that area. seeds removed from the
The project site was left seed bank. Eventually,
alone for the remainder the soil will be depleted
of the year in order for of seed, and the most
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and kill as many of the the few we may have
for our Small Town with Big Atmosphere! plants as possible. missed. This is the time
Every year since, when most weed control
crews of varying sizes projects are abandoned,
Don’t have worked to pull and
spray as many of the plants as possible
thinking the battle
has been won. BUT, this is the most
miss before they’ve had a chance to produce important time to not quit, to persevere
out on seed. For the most part, we’ve been
very successful. Still, to this day, there
and continue looking for the last few
remaining individuals.
breaking are young sprouts that germinate from Please join us in keeping YOUR

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woodlands native!
Questions? Please give me a call at 541-326-
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Bob Budesa retired from BLM after 38
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we’ll gather in the upper Britt parking program with Medford District BLM lot, and once again take to the woodlands (850,000 acres) for 20 years, worked in Wild
Horse Program in 1970’s and was a member
Facebook/TheJacksonvilleReview in search of young broom plants. Due to
the rains, the soils are moist and soft, and of JWA for 2 years.

Love Thy Pollineighbor
by Kenda Swartz Pepper
The Little Mason Bee and Me

t first I thought they were wood before burning. If you see holes
flies. Tiny, black, wings. Two that have been plugged by mud, you
of them I found legs-up in the may have yourself some hibernating
windowsill. They were swept away with bees in there. I recommend keeping that
nary a thought. Until I saw another one wood outside until spring as they normally
on the floor. The dustbuster was poised emerge around mid-march or after
to devour this third creature when temperatures reach 50-55°F. They are then
something caught my eye. Movement. busy pollinating until the beginning of June
Was this fly-thing alive? before a 10-month hibernation period.
I dropped to the floor for a closer look. Mason bees produce only one
He was moving. Wearily, but moving. generation a year and pollinate about
Gently, I scooted him onto my hand. 95% of the flowers they visit according
He wasn’t black, exactly, because in the to the OSU extension article Nurturing
light he had a blue metallic sheen. Four Mason Bees in Your Backyard in Western
wings. I noticed Oregon, and the
the antennae were Xerces Society
long and his eyes considers native
were on the side of bees to be more
head. This was no efficient than
fly. This was a bee. honey bees
A little mason bee, at pollinating
specifically a blue particular crops
orchard mason bee. like squash,
Like most berries, and tree
bees, they are not fruits. BUILDING or
aggressive and will Our native bees
sting only if handled are also more REMODELING
roughly. Male bees don’t have stingers, vulnerable to pesticides, because they
rendering them defenseless. The female sleep outside with 70% nesting in the THIS SPRING?
stingers are called ovipositors, which is ground and the other 30% nesting in The Builders Association Southern
how they lay their eggs. No stinger and a flowers and small tunnels. With honey bee
short tuft of white facial hair distinguished populations on the decline, native bees
Oregon Members are the best
this little guy as a male. play a vital role in our food production. in the business! Check them out
I didn’t know what to do. Maybe he This little mason bee experience at or stop by our
was hungry? Then again, I have an Italian reminded me about the importance of office to pick up the official 2017
mother. Food is the solution to every having a food source for our pollinators Building & Remodeling Directory.
problem. You have a headache? Eat some who show up on warm winter days.
pasta! Your car won’t start? Have a cannoli! Shooting Star suggests these winter
I keep a stock of sugar water in the blooming plants:
fridge for the Anna’s Hummingbirds. • Strawberry Bush
Placing a few drops on my palm, I • Camellia
watched my little buddy imbibe the juice, • Heath
his proboscis working overtime. He was • Witchhazel
hungry. He took some more and cleaned
himself. Now what?
• Oregon Grape
• Osmanthus
I placed him in a sprouting jar and • Andromeda
rushed to Shooting Star Nursery. It’s • Sweetbox
a bee emergency! Joey mollified my I was preparing to write more about
angst with his infinite bee knowledge. neonicotinoids in this article, but that
He confirmed the identity of this plan was interrupted by life. In coming
unseasonable visitor. Shooting Star has months, I’ll share more about the
a plethora of winter-blooming plants, extraordinary native bees and other
so we set the bee free to indulge in the beneficial insects and how we can help
blossoms of sweet goodness. A bee buffet. protect them by creating habitat and
I was assured my little bee would find a using alternative/nontoxic methods for
safe hole to rest when the temperatures managing pest insects and plants.
dropped again. Fortunately, I purchased When she’s not working, volunteering,
two fuchsia-colored Heath plants, fiddling about the garden, photographing
because six more bees emerged in the nature, being a pollinactivist, blogging
house. I’m not sure from where they about social and environmental justice, or
came, but I suspect from old wood we pawning her eco-children’s book, Kenda, a
brought inside to burn. Mason bees nest former Monarch butterfly docent, gets her
in holes or tunnels (dead wood, reeds, kicks hanging with her husband, her dog,
trees) rather than hives. Check your and the pollineighbors.

Building Our Future
by Brad Bennington, Executive Officer
Builders Association of Southern Oregon

Building Our Future

ne of the great things about shorts might sound pretty good. But
Southern Oregon is the don’t trust the weather, it will seduce
amazing and beautiful you with 65 degrees of “mostly sunny”
phenomena of change over time we call and then soak your shirt to the skin an
“seasons.” Where I grew up in Eastern hour later. Treacherous. Now, however,
Oregon, we had winter for about 9 is a great time to take stock of what
months, followed by 1 month of spring, winter did, what needs to get fixed
summer and fall. Repeat! When grass was and what you want to do this spring.
green and trees were budding in the Rogue Contractors are already booked months
Valley, we were still shoveling snow and ahead and getting started sooner rather
knocking icicles off the eaves. And burning than later is a good idea. A visit to either
firewood, lots of firewood. Not that I miss the Planning or Building Department will
that part, but it was kind of fun having take some time, as well. Fences, raised bed
March snowball fights in the evening and gardens, gazebos, decks and landscaping
being able to see who you were hitting. are popular projects. Painting will be on
Here, at only 1200’ above sea level many “to do” lists while other folks will be
and surrounded by a protective ring replacing painted items with maintenance-
of mountains, March can do a good free products. Whatever project you
imitation of summer. If the sun’s out, decide to do, you can be thankful it doesn’t
the clouds stay away and the wind involve getting hit by snowballs.
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L.L.C. Red Wing Pottery
Open Daily 10am - 5pm

Jewelry, Fine n the 1860’s, German immigrants An important note for the Red
Antiques, etc. settled along the Mississippi Wing collector is that other companies
River in a town called Red Wing, merged with Red Wing. Items from the
Minnesota. Fortune smiled on them, as merging companies were marked with
they were skilled potters and the clay both company names, each retaining
soil was perfect for producing stoneware their identity, specifically Minnesota
crocks, jugs, pottery for food storage, and Stoneware Co. from 1883 to 1906; North
other household items. Star Stoneware Co. from 1892 to 1896;
By 1877, Red Wing Stoneware Co. Union Stoneware Co. from 1894 to 1906.
was producing hand-turned, salt- Red Wing products were shipped
glazed butter churns, water coolers, by rail to most of the United States and
and other products, using primitive Canada. Many large or small companies
Like us on facebook hand-painted designs and purchasing from Red
pressed-in handles. Wing requested that their
By the arrival of the company’s logo and name
1900’s, production had be added to the pottery,
boomed, and Red Wing thus creating a huge variety
Historic Estate with was the largest stoneware of advertising collectibles.
Casual Elegance producer in America. The
age of the assembly line
Quality to the investor
is the factor that gives an
boosted production to item its maximum worth.
fill demand. Items were Condition is only one
onville Craftsman-Era Style • Contemporary Comfort turned on multiple rows aspect that a collector will
of motorized wheels and consider when buying.
decorated in a different Condition will not be as
area by a different person important as rarity and
entirely. Gone was the era of desirability. If a piece is
one person seeing an item rare, such as the early salt
made from start to finish. glaze pieces, or specific-
Glaze changed in this era also, area advertising pieces, then condition is
giving food service items a more not as important and certain flaws can be
uniform coating and a more “finished” overlooked. A degree in rarity will boost
appearance. The glaze known as “Bristol prices astronomically. More common art
glaze,” or “zinc glaze,” gave the items pottery pieces made in the latter years of
a neutral background for their now- Red Wings’ 90 years of production will
455 North Oregon Street famous Red Wing logo. fetch lower prices due to availability.
Historic Jacksonville In 1915, Red Wing acquired a patent It will be almost impossible to collect
for their method of affixing wire handles everything that Red Wing produced, so
541-899-8938 on their heaviest items. These handles specify what you like and what you can and patent stamps were used until Red afford. If you see something in the places
Wing stopped making stoneware in you haunt that you haven’t seen before,
1947. Red Wing produced roughly 2000 best to snatch it up!
styles of art pottery between 1929 and Margaret Barnes is an owner of Pickety Place
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St. Mary’s School Re-invents Itself
St. Mary’s School began in Jacksonville valid intelligences: Linguistic; Logical-
over 150 years ago and our mission has mathematical; Spatial; Bodily-kinesthetic;
never wavered: To prepare ethically- Musical; Interpersonal; Intrapersonal;
grounded students for success in life. and Naturalistic. Standardized testing
Today, St. Mary’s offers 24 Advanced inadequately measures just the first two:
Placement courses, 100% of its students verbal and math. Giving students choice,
go to college, and 94% of those who autonomy, and a sense of purpose in
enroll in college earn degrees, far their studies yields engagement, high
outpacing the national average. In 2016, levels of learning, and boosts intrinsic
Dine-in or Take-out St. Mary’s won The Oregonian Cup motivation. Finally, in a globalized
as best school in the state for the sixth economy, cross-cultural and international
time in the last ten years. Yet in 2017, competency is a crucial element in setting
Now open in Grants Pass St. Mary’s is launching a new approach students on a path towards not only
to educating our students called St. personal fulfillment, but towards making

541-702-2258 Mary’s 2.0. We’ve decided to tear down
our curriculum, our calendar, our
a positive contribution to our world.
St. Mary’s 2.0, modeled upon a
100 E. California Street • Jacksonville pedagogical approaches, and re-invent
the school. Why?
“module system” used by some of the
nation’s best prep schools since the
The simple answer is that we know 1970s, comprises all of these success
better nowadays what engages students factors. Students take seven terms of
and what makes them successful as 26 instructional days each, a 182-day
human beings. Brain research, advances school year. Between each term, students
in psychological and behavioral studies, have mini-vacations ranging from four
and research coming out of worlds as days off to a few weeks off to recharge.
diverse as the armed forces and business During a term, students take a deep dive
schools all impugn current models of into just three courses of their choice,
K-12 education. Proficiency-based state with an additional 45-minute per day
tests that attempt to measure a national enrichment class that cannot assign
skill set concocted by committee do homework. Students have well over 200
not bode well for the success of our courses to choose from, including still
nation’s students. What does make for a a few dozen AP courses. Teachers carry
successful human being? Here are some just 36 students per term as opposed to
research-based factors: teacher loads approaching 200 students
IQ correlates closely to success on tests, in other schools. Every 26 days, students
not to success in life. “Learning Agility,” embark upon a new adventure with new
which is measurable, coordinates closely courses, teachers and classmates. No
to success. High emotional intelligence, two students’ schedules are identical. St.
sometimes called EQ, correlates closely to Mary’s 2.0 has been three years in the
success. Acknowledging, teaching to, and making and launches on August 23, 2017.
assessing students via what Harvard’s For more information, please contact
Howard Gardner identified in the 1980s Rebecca Naumes Vega, Director of Admission
as “multiple intelligences,” yields success at 541-773-7877 or,
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Rebecca Naumes Vega,
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and a project-based curriculum.
stM2.0 is school done differently — a fundamentally
redesigned approach to education.
We’ve developed a coordinated, school-wide model that
encourages intrinsic motivation and scholastic and personal
development on an adolescent-friendly schedule.

Trails in March
by Ashleigh Scheuneman
It’s been a while since you last felt the It’s like winter is the hard, scrubbing
solid mud of the Britt trails beneath your season, where the brilliant snow purifies
feet, you muse, as you walk among the the earth or Jacksonville at least. When
trees that could tell wonderful, exciting we are finished, we get to sit back and
tales if they had the ability to speak. enjoy the fresh new season bedecked in
As you walk, you feel the warm sun cherry blossoms.
lingering between the tree trunks and Even if the sun is not shining, or if a
the interlocking branches, reaching out blanket of sullen gray clouds covers the
its golden fingers to brush everything, in sky, I would advise everyone to enjoy
a warm golden glow. Your new puppy, the Britt trails. They can lead to exciting
which you and your sisters have dubbed adventures and places you have never
For the Young & Young at Heart “Lucy,” runs about delightedly, as she discovered before. Our little trails have
sniffs out the stories told in the footprints so much history! Miners, and gold, old
Top Quality • Remarkable Selection • Outstanding Service of those who have walked there before. cars left to waste, and oddly-shaped
Some of my favorite days to take trees that your grandma insists you take
180 W. California Street, Jacksonville, OR 97530 a walk through the marvelous and a picture by every time you pass. The
(541) 899-7421 enchanting forest surrounding history of Jacksonville cannot be beat.
Jacksonville are on blustery days, such So, as I say every time, enjoy it while as those we have in March. They aren’t it lasts, because though you may long
the days where you see your breath for summer, realize that every passing
hanging in the air, they are the days minute is invaluable. A single action can
where the wind whips your hair up in a change the course of the future, and a
never-before-seen hair do, and tugs on good attitude is infectious.
Like us on you to keep moving forward, as a new
Facebook! puppy often does before they are trained. Ashleigh Lu
They are the easily excited puppy days Scheuneman lives in the
of spring, where the wind plays with the Jacksonville hills with her
leaves, causing them to swirl around you mother, father, and two
in the air. The sky is not the same hard sisters. She is 14-years-
gray sky it was in winter, but is the bright old and is in high school.
new blue of rebirth. Jacksonville takes When she grows-up,
a deep breath, and smiles on the new she would like to be a
spring born after a hard winter of labor. published author.

a whole lotta’ News from Jacksonville Elementary School

Yum! I
s your child ready to start school?
Calling all new kindergartners
to Jacksonville Elementary
School’s Kindergarten Launch! Come
Wednesday, March 1 at 4:00pm to meet
Now Open 7 days a week! our current kindergarten teachers,
HOURS: Monday-Saturday, 7am-11am Breakfast, 11am-2pm Lunch register your child for school and
Sundays: 7am-1pm Breakfast Only learn all about full-day kindergarten at
Jacksonville. We’re excited to meet our
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Jacksonville students will host
their 13th annual Art Exhibition on Many Jacksonville Pioneers displayed
Tuesday, March 21st, 5:00-7:30pm in their talents at the annual Talent Show
the school gymnasium. Art created by on February 10th. Bravo to all the
over 400 students will be on display, students who marshalled their bravery
showcasing their best work in clay, and skill to share with us! Thank you
pastels, pen and ink, watercolor, wire, to Wendi Stanek for coordinating the
and more. In a unique partnership with show, as well as providing musical
teachers and administrators, nearly accompaniment for many, and
one hundred parents have been in encouraging all!
Jacksonville’s classrooms to add art to A record fifty-six Jacksonville students
their children’s curriculum, leading participated in this year’s Oregon Battle
students through projects designed to of the Books! This statewide voluntary
teach artistic concepts such as shape, reading program, sponsored by the
color, line and texture and to expose Oregon Association of School Libraries,
them to the work of master artists, such presents sixteen books for each team
as Henri Matisse, Picasso, van Gogh, to read and master. Chosen books
Pollock, Eric Carle, O'Keeffe, Durer, represent a variety of literary styles and
and Warhol. The public is welcome subject matters. These fourteen teams
to celebrate the achievements of our were quizzed on details of the books’
young artists! characters, setting, and plot, as well as
It takes a corps of dedicated parents questions asking students to identify the
to make hands-on learning experience book and author. One team from each of
happen; parent participation is critical to the third- to fifth-grade and sixth-grade
the program's success. A special thank divisions will move on to the district-level
you to our leadership team: Rebecca Battle of the Books to further test their skill.
Williams, Art Program Coordinator; A big thanks to our judges and moderators:
Stacy Branan, Art Exhibition Coordinator; Melodie Ealy, Lisa Savage, Fred Kondzeila,
as well as the volunteer classroom Kathy Koehler, Kiernan Hodges, Karen
Poster Art by Jacksonville 4th Grader, Stella Weston coordinators and their parent helpers. We Angiolet, and Kate Weber, as well as all
hope to see you all at the show on March the parents involved, who made this fun
21st to celebrate our student artists! program possible for our Pioneers.

“Art Olympics”
"Art Olympics" Showcases
You're Invited to the 13th Annual
Young Talent
Jacksonville Elementary School
Art Exhibition Students of Jacksonville Elementary School invite the
community to their 13th Annual Art Exhibition, "Art
Olympics" on Tuesday, March 21 from 5:00-7:30pm in the
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 school gymnasium. This exhibition will showcase their best
5:00 – 7:30 p.m. work in the mediums of clay, pastels, pen and ink, watercolor,
wire, and more. This presentation culminates their study of
Jacksonville Elementary Gymnasium artistic technique and master artists such as Henri Matisse,
Refreshments & Music Picasso, van Gogh, Pollock, Eric Carle, O'Keeffe, Durer, and
Warhol. These young artists are incredibly proud of their
Hosted by the Jacksonville Elementary School PTO, Art Committee, work. Please join us in celebration! Jacksonville Elementary
and Parent Art Teachers.
School is located at 655 Hueners Lane.

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SightSeeing by Julie D. Danielson, O.D.

What You Need to Know About
Macular Degeneration

Just across from
the Chevron ge-related macular degeneration (AMD) is reaching the underlying structures in the retina,
station in the leading cause of severe vision loss in the thereby reducing the risk of light-induced oxidative
Jacksonville! United States for people age 65 and older. damage that could lead to AMD. While some studies
AMD causes damage to the center of the retina, called have shown that nutritional supplementation of
the macula, and therefore disrupts central vision. lutein and zeaxanthin may help prevent AMD, other
Jacksonville Vision Clinic Because the center of the retina allows us to see detail, studies were inconclusive. In 2008, The National Eye
damage to this area can limit everyday tasks like Institute sponsored a second Age-related Eye Disease
See the difference... reading, driving or watching television. Study (AREDS 2) to evaluate the effect of lutein and
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are particularly high in antioxidants that limit aging. carotene may help protect vision.
Regular exercise, not smoking, protecting your eyes Q: What treatments are available for AMD?
Julie D. Danielson, O.D. from the sun's ultraviolet light, and maintaining normal
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with the wet form of the disease. Less common than
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with a high-dose formulation of antioxidant vitamins associated with wet AMD have shown improved vision
and minerals based on the Age-Related Eye Disease in a significant number of patients. These drugs may be
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supplements of vitamins C, E, beta-carotene and zinc goal of minimizing further visual loss. Other treatments,
were found to decrease the risk of advanced AMD by such as acupuncture, are also being investigated.
about 25 percent. Q: What remedies are available if I develop AMD?
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Soul Matters by Kate Ingram, M.A.


few years ago I spent many weeks overtaken of milk. Not hardly, kid. Some people get double milk.
katherine by pain, the result of a bike accident. The Some people get none. Some people get broken crackers.
ingram m.a. pain in my neck and shoulder was intense. And while we may search for some understanding of
I couldn’t find a peaceful placement of the head to what this means and why it is so, the most important
relieve it. Sleep nearly disappeared. The simple act of thing to know is that it IS so, for everybody.
being alive meant that I was in quiet or not-so-quiet agony. WHEN LIFE IS ROUGH, IT’S STILL YOUR LIFE. You
I feared it would never end. (And is this not true with all can’t put your life on hold, waiting for things to get
pain, that we fear it will never end?) This brief journey into better. Right here, right now, this is your life—however
pain gave me a taste of how physical pain can easily envelop frightening, or painful, or upsetting or laden with grief.
and define one’s entire existence. I was fortunate that pain Try not to dive back to the past or into the future. Maybe
eventually dissipated. But what of pain that does not end? tomorrow will be better. Maybe not. If today is all you

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as a counselor, I’ve discovered that this sort of pain is Open yourself to finding these spots: how soft the
Try our different: This is not pain I can help to ease or eradicate. breeze feels, the beauty of a blossom, the sweetness of
BuLK This is not pain that I have faith will dissipate. This is,
perhaps, the pain that will never go away. And I have
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work to stay open and receptive. This is not about
LAuNDry learned that there is nothing like chronic, physical pain being a Pollyanna; this is about a deep and powerful
to completely and radically re-arrange a life, or lives. recognition that beauty and pain exist simultaneously.
SErVICE! I shared my many thoughts and feelings about When things are really rough, finding even the smallest
(clothes, towels, etc.) this situation with my analyst recently, ending my bit of gratitude is both victory and salvation.
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“Sometimes things don’t get better.” it. They do. If you think that there is a path that
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other large items some positive word to hold on to, and I get this. Her be stricken down like Job. (See #1, above.) Sometimes
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In December of 1880, Jeanne also Jeanne’s hotels. During a period when a relaxing touch with
obtained a contract for keeping “state there was also an active Temperance therapeutic deep tissue
patients in the County Hospital.” movement, Jeanne was reputed to say, techniques. She assesses
They were to be housed in “building “A glass of wine and small white lies her clients’ specific needs
number 2, two doors south of the old doth not a harlot make”—although and uses a combination of
Franco-American Hotel.” Her nephew many town residents questioned the Swedish massage, myofascial
subsequently became proprietor of the harlot denial. release, proprioceptive
Jackson County “Poor Farm.” Jeanne operated the U.S. Hotel for neuromuscular facilitation,
Jeanne was unquestionably an astute the next four years until her death in and trigger point myotherapy.
business woman. However, she was 1884. She left the hotel to her brother,
definitely not popular with Jacksonville Jean St. Luc DeRoboam, who operated Dr. Jason Williams, DC
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Paws for Thought by Dr. Tami Rogers

Are You REALLY Ready for a Pet?

ive to seven million companion animals arrive is excessive external stimulus (ice cream truck is to a
at animal shelters across the United States each child what a squirrel is to your puppy). I know plenty of
year, with about half of these animals being children who are not completely potty trained until they
surrendered by their owners. Of those, an estimated are three to four years of age, yet parents are patient and
three million cats and dogs are euthanized each year. As understanding that these things take time. However,
an advocate for animals, those statistics are staggering. many people are strongly discouraged if their puppy is
Providing compassionate Sadly, studies show that behavioral issues are cited
as the major reason owners relinquish their pets to the
still having accidents at three or four months of age.
When you and your family feel you are ready for

care for over 25 years shelters. And, in approximately 53% of canine cases, the
dogs were surrendered when they were less than a year
a new puppy, think before you adopt. Think about
your lifestyle and what kind of dog fits. Examples: If
To us, our patients are like family. We’ve old! Studies show that the most commonly-reported you are avid outdoors fans that enjoy long distance
behavior problem hiking, a pug/
seen families through generations of best was hyperactivity, bulldog is not going
friends. We believe in a total wellness followed by to be well-suited for
approach to veterinary care which helps our housebreaking that. If you live in a
patients live long, healthy lives. A blend of problems, biting, house in town with
compassionate care and the use of the latest destructive chewing, an average yard,
fearfulness, and herding breeds
medical technology, all at an affordable barking. With the are not likely the
price, makes Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital exception of biting, best for you due to
the best choice for your pet’s care. these behaviors their high exercise
should be expected requirements. If
• Preventitve Care • Spay/Neuter from puppies. And, you live deep in
• Surgery • House Calls even with biting, play the Applegate
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Training Services with aggression. be free-roaming
After the excitement of a new puppy wears off, we through mud, burs, and fox tails, a high-grooming
• Ultrasound • And many more!
commonly hear, “I forgot what it was like to have a maintenance dog may not be the best pick for you.
puppy…this is so much work!” Canine behavior/puppy If you have children and limited time, (there aren’t
Ask about our online Pet Portal! behavior can be so intimidating and in our busy lives we
often forget the time it takes to do it right. Bottom line,
many breeds that will be easy) high-energy breeds
will likely be much more frustrating (i.e. Boxer,
when a puppy is relinquished for behavior reasons, it is Labradors, Golden Retrievers, etc).
usually our fault as owners… not theirs. Hyperactivity, It is also wise to consider the size of dog you are
play biting, chewing, housebreaking issues, etc. are interested in adopting and the financial requirements
all normal behaviors for young puppies but high associated. Bottom line… medications, food, etc, are
expectations from owners can make what really is much less expensive for a Chihuahua than for a Mastiff.
normal seem inappropriate. Ultimately, we can’t expect Getting a new puppy is an exciting and fun
a puppy to be well-behaved without the appropriate adventure for sure. Set yourself up for success by
level of training on our part. putting some thought into the process before taking
Most of us in some way can relate to raising children, the leap. Your planning, and patience, will pay off for
either through our own experiences or that of friends/ you and your dog and can prevent your pet from being
family. If a dog ages approximately seven years for each another sad statistic.
one of ours… it is easy to do the math. I would never Dr. Rogers can be reached at the Jacksonville Veterinary
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by Diana Coogle, Applegate Trails Association
Could there be any more exciting • May 13, Mule Mountain—Mike
news to the Applegate Trails Association Kohn, leader.
than the recent go-ahead from the BLM • June 11, location TBA—an
to start construction of the East ART? equestrian "hike," led by Alex
We are stoked! Weinbrecht
The East ART is the first leg of the • July 9, Mt. Elijah—Diana Coogle,
Applegate Ridge Trail that we hope to an enthusiastic leader on what she
construct from Jacksonville to Grants considers one of the best wildflower
Pass. Jumping through BLM hoops, hikes in this part of the Siskiyous.
laying out the route, writing grants Finally, we have scheduled more
and raising money for this expensive showings of our film, Walking the Wild
undertaking—it has taken months and Applegate, directed by Tim Lewis, about
months of dedicated work from ATA the thru-hike ATA board members Josh
board members and volunteers for us to Weber and Luke Ruediger made along
get to this exciting junction. Now, let the the route of the proposed Applegate
picks hit the ground! Ridge Trail. The film was a part of the
We hope to start trail construction by Siskiyou Film Festival on February 12
the end of March. We're planning some and is booked on the following dates:
work-party days for all enthusiastic trail- • February 28, at REI in Medford
builders who want to help, tentatively set • March 3, at Three Rivers Outdoor
for April 1, April 30, and May 21. Watch Store in Grants Pass
our web site ( or our • April 12 for the Jackson Country
Facebook page for more details. Horseman's Association
Although our hands will be busy with Contact Alex Weinbrecht for more
trail building and our psyches focused on information concerning these showings,
this first realization of a long-time dream, or keep an eye on our web site and
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yelp emanating from that dog as she somewhere near. The ball was coming
did a half-flip in the air and landed down on a line which would end
with legs splayed out at four opposite somewhere close to her when someone
directions. I’m almost (but not quite) yelled it was going to land ON HER!
ashamed at my level of satisfaction Right before the ball bounced hard a
while approaching the dog laying foot off her nose, I yelled for her to STAY
perfectly still with eyes like saucers one more time. We could see every
glued to mine. Complete obedience muscle under her young shiny black coat
ruled the moment with an expression strain to resist the genetic-urge to charge
on her furry black face that said, “How after the ball now careening down the
did YOU DO THAT?” path. With the greatest canine discipline
Lucy was at the very threshold of ever witnessed, Lucy did not move while
the backstop bleachers when lightning watching the ball disappear over the edge
from heaven changed her world forever. of the path and into the creek. NOW OPEN in Grants Pass!
Everyone in the stands heard the yelp I could have wept with pride. People
then turned to see what the commotion began to clap and cheer in admiration
was all about as master stood over dog. for her as I stood up and moved toward
Then for the benefit of those watching I Lucy while singing her praises. Lucy,
issued the command to STAY, which she overwhelmed at the outpouring of
knew well. Saying it loud enough for all
to hear was necessary for what came next.
love and confirmation, got to her feet
but still waited to hear from me before spring fever is just one adoption away!
I calmly headed around the bleacher and
took a seat on the lower step so watching
moving further. Calmly telling her
to heel, we both headed home with
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both game and dog was possible. There Lucy at my side looking up as if to say, bring love home! provide a loving home!
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Macchiato 2.5 Pour Over 4 Wooldridge Creek: Oregon’s First Winery / Creamery / Charcuterie
Cortado 3 Fermenting cheeses, meats and other foods is a is not subject to regulation by the U.S. Department of
natural extension of winemaking at Wooldridge Creek. Agriculture, says Olmo. A champion of preserving
“That’s been a perfect fit,” says winery partner Kara farmland but also boosting agriculture’s appeal to
Milks: whole milk, 2% milk, almond, & coconut Olmo, whose small-batch goat cheeses emerged in 2015 as customers, Olmo underwent a rigorous process to license
cultured companions for Wooldridge Creek’s 12 varietals. CrushPad as Oregon’s first joint creamery and winery.
“We wanted to have something to accompany our wine.” “We get to use some recipes that are really
Meats cured in styles of the Old World— traditional,” says Olmo, explaining that there’s no
“charcuterie” in French, “salumi” in Italian—lend more need to extend the cheeses’ shelf life because they’re
flavor to Wooldridge Creek’s wine-tasting experience. consumed within such a short time of manufacture.
Patés, terrines, salami and duck prosciutto made on Soft, spreadable chevre with sea salt and herbs,
the Grants Pass estate compose a sumptuous spread as well as chewy curds, are CrushPad mainstays,
with cheeses and assorted sweet and salty morsels. This supplemented with bloomy- and washed-rind recipes,
SPOT OF TEA “chef’s board” can be procured in the tasting room for all of which are pasteurized.
Steeped to perfection $20. A cheese platter costs $10. “Some of the goat cheese is dunked in wine,” says Olmo.
“I didn’t like the idea of using the products that Wooldridge Creek cheeses and charcuterie pique
Chai 3.5 Tea 2.5 were made elsewhere,” says Olmo, who brings formal customers’ interest, along with their appetites, says
culinary training to Wooldridge Creek, where her Olmo. An ancient form of food preservation, fermenting
Tea Latte 3.5 husband, Greg Paneitz, is winemaker. “All the veggies dairy and meats is chemically and biologically akin
are from here; we’re sourcing our meats locally.” to the secondary fermentation of wine, she says. The
Teas: Dragon Pearl Jasmine, Rose Peony,
Southern Oregon Fine Meats in Medford furnishes similarities sometimes can be surprising, she adds, even
Lavender Sunset, Creme De La Earl Gray, & the raw materials. Chef Gillian Gifford transforms pork, to people with enology education and backgrounds.
Peppermint Mote poultry and organ meats into finely-textured, deftly- “People are really curious.”
seasoned, savory delicacies, using generations-old Overall impressions of the charcuterie, says Gifford,
recipes she acquired in Portugal. owe much to customers’ experiences and inherent
“The whole thing is supposed to enhance the wine tastes. The unadulterated unctuousness of chicken liver
experience,” says Gifford, who serves as a consultant paté challenges some palates, she says, while others
for Wooldridge Creek, founded in 1978 by Ted and “basically lick the dish.”
Mary Warrick, who remain part owners. Whole hams and salted, air-cured beef, known in
Spices are carefully chosen for Wooldridge Creek Italian as “bresaola,” are items that Gifford and Olmo
SPECIAL GUESTS charcuterie, says Gifford, to ensure their aromas won’t plan to offer in coming months. The prominence of
Not coffee or tea, but welcome nonetheless overshadow the wine. Overly sweet or astringent hearty red wines in colder weather will prompt earthier
ingredients don’t make Gifford’s grade, either. seasonings, such as coriander and paprika, in the
Hot Chocolate 4 Voss 2.5 “I can’t smoke anything.” winery’s charcuterie, says Olmo.
Making charcuterie in 25-pound batches once or The Wooldridge Creek tasting room is open
twice per week just meets tasting-room demand. While 11:00am-5:00pm daily at 818 Slagle Creek Road in the
Kombucha 4
cheeses from Olmo’s CrushPad Creamery are available Applegate Valley.
for retail purchase, confining charcuterie to on-farm Reprinted from the Fall Winter 2016 issue of Southern
sales permits its production in a mobile kitchen that Oregon Wine Scene.

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Jacksonville Quilt Lady
Still Sewing Strong

arge Wall, the owner of Wanting to establish a true quilt store
Country Quilts here in that focused on selling quilts, they
Jacksonville, decided to take opened Country Quilts in April of 1987
it a little easier this January and close on with Bob Wall running the store for the
Sundays. So now, instead of operating first nine years until Marge retired from
her quilt store seven days a week, she her job with Hughes Lumber Company.
cut back to six. And this is a woman who From the beginning, they featured a wide
will turn 83 this April. As her business variety of quilts including an impressive
neighbor and friend, Whit Parker, relates, number of antique quilts, some dating
“Marge is from another generation when from the 1860s. As the store became more
people simply did not stop working. I established, they begin adding other
admire her greatly.” features including fabrics, embroidery
Marge is a third-generation Oregonian, kits, quilting books and a full line of Jim
who was born during the depths of Shore miniature statuary. In addition,
the Depression in 1934 at her parents’ the Walls established themselves in the
Medford home because it was too snowy active local quilting society by attending
to get to every quilt
the hospital show they
and way too could and
expensive. “always
Her dad lending our
was a steel support to
worker and the local
her mother, quilters.”
besides Whenever
raising they could
eight kids, secure
cleaned quilting
houses, teachers,
and took in they added
sewing and quilting
any odd
job to help
the large family survive the Depression.

Marge still grieves the death of her
While Jacksonville Company
Marge attended Medford schools
for all twelve years of her education,
beloved Bob some twenty years ago, she
has kept the shop going because as she Where style meets elegance.
graduating from Medford High School relates, “I love my shop. I don’t know
in 1952. Shortly after her graduation, at what I would do if I didn’t have it. It is 155 West California Street • Jacksonville
age 17, she married her first husband, what keeps me going.”
a marriage that lasted for 21 years and As Marge reminisces about her
produced two children, a girl, Debbie, Country Quilts experience she says, “I

Vintage Rehab now at
and son, Mitch. In addition to her two am most proud of my family, but my
children, she has one granddaughter store is right behind the family. Now,
and three great-grandchildren. as I look forward to celebrating 30 years
After her marriage, Marge entered the of being open, I know that my health
work force, first doing accounting for the is failing, and I need to start thinking
local General Motors branch and then
for the state at the Medford DMV office
about retirement, but that is hard to do.
I wish Bob and I had traveled more as
{Formerly of Jacksonville Barn Co.}
for 13 years. After that, she moved back we had planned to do and travel isn’t
to accounting and worked for Hughes something that is much fun to do alone.
Lumber until her first retirement at age 63. Even going out to dinner alone is not
After her first marriage ended in very enjoyable.”
divorce and in-between jobs, Marge When asked about what advice she
moved to Eureka, California for a time would give someone contemplating
where she met and married, Bob Wall, a career in retail, she did not hesitate,
“the love of my life.” It was also during “Go to work at Costco. They are a great
this time that she rekindled her interest representation of what can be done in
in quilting… something that she had retail services. In addition, they pay well
done off and on since age six. Marge and treat their employees fairly. Costco Ron & Shelly
soon realized that to be a serious quilter, would give anyone a great base for OWNERS
that she needed a “long arm” quilting entering the retail world.”
machine, so in 1975, she purchased one Marge Wall closed the interview
in Eureka for $10,000. She convinced her with a simple but profound statement,
new husband that they needed to get a “Jacksonville has been absolutely great
loan for the long arm, and they made the
purchase only to find out the machine
to me.” Likewise, Marge Wall has
been great to Jacksonville and she was
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was constantly breaking down and, recognized in 2014 with the Jacksonville Entire Purchase
according to Marge, “did not operate Boosters Club “Directors Award” for her with this ad
worth a hootenanny.” Undeterred by long-time support of the community and
the long arm mishaps, Bob said, “If the Boosters Club.
you will teach me how to sew, I’ll learn If the mood strikes you, please stop
how to fix this machine,” and the rest by her store to help her celebrate her 30
is history. Marge relates with fondness years at Country Quilts. She is always
that, “Bob absolutely fell in love with ready for a visit.
quilting, so much so that he wanted to Mike McClain spent 32 years as a teacher
open a quilt shop” and this led them and school administrator, retiring in 1999
back to the Rogue Valley and a home as Superintendent of Central Point Schools.
in Jacksonville. Marge relates that “we He and his wife relocated to Jacksonville
loved Jacksonville; we lived on 4th Street four years ago and are enjoying immersing
and could walk to work.” themselves in this unique community.

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