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May Flowers

f “April showers bring May flowers,” then Downward, the new performing arts venue will offer
Jacksonville should look like a flower shop as another facet to Jacksonville’s arts scene. Please check
soon as the sun comes out and stays out. After out Robin’s new column, “Behind the Scenes” on page
what can only be described as an “unusual” winter and 39 and see the Randall Theatre ad on the same page.
early spring, I think we all deserve a serious dose of This issue also includes the just-announced 2017 Britt
sunshine and dry air! Festival line-up, which offers an incredibly eclectic mix
When it comes to the weather, everyone I’ve spoken of bands from every genre of music. Be sure and read
with is “over it,” and looking forward to lots of outdoor Britt Executive Director Donna Briggs’ column about the
time spent hiking, gardening and attending seasonal season on page 39 and read more from our Unfettered
events…which you’ll read about in this issue. Critics, Terry and Paula Erdmann on page 37.
Even though our town is lovely year-round, there’s just As if this isn’t enough to get your heart pounding,
Publisher: something extra-special in the warmer, sunnier months May also offers a full array of garden tours, history
Whitman Parker when shorts and sandals replace turtlenecks and fleece! tours, art shows, garden sales, cemetery presentations,
One must-attend springtime event is the annual classes, Beekman House tours, woodland hikes, the re-
Applegate Valley UnCorked Spring barrel tour, a fun, opening of the Jacksonville Farmers Market, and more…
self-paced tour of 18 local wineries that also offers a so much more! And while out and about, be sure and
Layout & Design: food-pairing at each stop. If you’ve been meaning to catch a ride on Jacksonville’s new trolley!
Andrea Yancey check-out more of the wine scene, this May 21 event is a Oh, but wait, there’s more. Did I mention the great great time to do so. Learn more on page 8. shopping and dining that awaits you?
On May 5, Jacksonville’s new Randall Theatre opens, This May, be sure and get out there and enjoy yourself
Mail: PO Box 1114 bringing live-stage productions to town. Thanks to in Our Small Town with Big Atmosphere!
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COVER: Brooke
Jewell says a visit
to a local nursery,
where she saw
honey bees focusing
on flowering daisy
plants inspired
“Bee #1,” an oil on
canvas completed
in November 2016.
Brooke, pictured
here with her
mother Lorraine
Akin, (owner
of Jacksonville
Company) says she
not only inherited
her mom’s sense of
fashion, but also got the family “art” gene! Brooke grew up
in Eugene and Grants Pass and studied fine arts, painting
and sculpture at the University of Oregon and Southern
Oregon University. This piece and her others creations may
be viewed online at

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Volunteers Transform Park…Again!

Row 1: Front, left to right: Bill and Jo Stimsen - Row 2: Sue Miler, Brooke Tuers
Row 3: Gayle Gardner, Kenda Swartz Pepper, Kris Carrico, Kandee McLain, Morgan Tuers,
Bernie Croucher, Beverly Helvie, Cathy Cooper, Rebecca Lovett - Row 4: Charley Wilson,
Jill Hamilton, Broker Steve Gardener, Mike McLain, Don Jennings, Steve & Susan Casaleggio, Dave Doi, Geree
Lane, Diane Cooper, Tim McFadden
541-621-0680 Once again, an energetic team of decomposed granite for resurfacing the
Sarah Farnsworth, Broker volunteers weeded, trimmed and
cleaned-up Sheffel Thurston Park in
trail, and removing debris.
Jeanena says, “This space was first
541-941-4620 the heart of Jacksonville. Group leader landscaped by two adjacent neighboring
Jeanena Whitewilson, who led the effort families, the Scheffels and Thurstons for
to revitalize the park several years ago their children’s play space. In the 1960s it
noted, “What a difference two hours was named a city park by Mayor Carter.”
can make when 24 volunteers gather Over the decades, the park became
to pull weeds, rake leaves, trim trees overgrown until the Youth Garden Club
Sally Bell and shrubs, resurface the pathway, and and a Boy Scout Troop took an interest
Principal Broker clean the ‘welcome’ stones.” In addition in its restoration. Since that time the
to residents showing-up to help, she park has relied on civic volunteers
541-601-1230 says Beverly Smith, Eric Villarreal, and and neighbors for its upkeep and
Rick Shields from the city are to be enjoyment. Today it is remarkably
thanked for plotting the park, bringing-in beautiful and peaceful.

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"I wouldn't work
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Madison Noggle with Chelsea Rose
at Hanley Farm Dig

pe As a child growing up in Northern
California, Chelsea Rose loved exploring
Oregon. Chelsea is the author of the
popular Jacksonville Review column
outside and getting her hands dirty. Rose, “Digging Jacksonville,” and has overseen
who’s a well-known research archeologist numerous dig sites in town.
at Southern Oregon University, now finds “I love being able to be a role model for
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ask lots of questions and never pass interest or passion for a certain subject,
up an opportunity to get your hands then there is a place for them in that field.
dirty,” Rose says. “If all you see is pictures of male
She is one of three U.S. archaeologists scientists in white lab coats, (or
featured in a new book, “Archaeology: fedoras and bull whips in the case of
Cool Women Who Dig,” which is aimed at archaeology) it is understandable that
9- to 12-year-old girls who enjoy looking young girls might not think they belong,”
for clues about life in the distant past. The she says. “But they do!”
book, by California author Anita Yasuda, Other archaeologists featured in the new
was published on April 11 and is available book are Alexandra Jones, founder of the
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views. Jacuzzi tub, fireplace, island kitchen. archaeological projects. Rose says she Yasuda, the new book’s author,
was chosen for the book because of the has written more than 100 books
recognition she gained as a cast member for children and adults, including,
on the PBS series “Time Team America,” “Astronomy: Cool Women in Space.”
sol which last aired in 2014.
She serves currently as research
The archaeology book is part of
the Nomad Press “Girls in Science
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been on archaeology of the American in astronomy, technology, forensics,
See our listings at West, including the dispersal of an
early Chinese migrant population in
engineering, aviation, marine biology,
zoology, architecture and meteorology.
she loved science in high school and had received a science award, the assistant
Sensational Seniors dean at Iowa State told her, “Women don’t belong in science. You need to major
in home economics.” So that is what she did, graduating in 1956. Even with the
by Mike McClain disappointment of not being able to choose her major, she had two highlights: she
had 16 girlfriends who have remained close all these years, and in her senior year,
met her future husband, Louis.
Iris, after graduating from college, taught for one year in Warren, Oregon and then
married her eighth-grade sweetheart, Roger Strother, who had just taken a position
with the CIA. Shortly after marriage they were off to Greece for 2 ½ years. While
there, their daughter, Nancy, was born and she left Greece pregnant with son, Neil.
Iris remembers Greece as “a very fertile place.” After several moves with the CIA
and a stint with Hughes Aircraft, in 1960, Roger took a job in Portland with a start-up
company, Tektronix. Tragedy then struck the family as Roger at age 32 was killed in a
single car accident, leaving Iris with two small children. While this was a difficult time
for her, she says she was blessed to receive the proceeds of a substantial life insurance
policy and Tektronix treated her very well. As a result, Iris was able to be a stay-at-
home mom, which was a priority for her.
Shirley, upon graduation from college, worked for a short period of time in the
test kitchen for Better Homes and Gardens magazine before marrying Louis Blaul.
After a tour of naval duty in Guam, where their daughter, Mirth, was born, Louie,
in 1960, started a long career with Bank of America. They transferred to California
where their son, John, was born and from there to Singapore. Returning to California,
Louis continued working for Bank of America while Shirley started a photograph
note card business and eventually had her cards in 32 Marin County stores. Their
lives, however, were upended in 1984 when their 21-year-old son was diagnosed with
melanoma and only lived three months before passing. And then ten years later, Louis
was diagnosed with lymphoma and died in 1993 at age 60.
After the death of Iris’s first husband, Roger, she was single for eight years before a
member of her church introduced her to 40-year old bachelor, Roger Sperry. And as
Iris says, “In 1968, I married Roger Number Two and started a new phase in my life.”
Roger was a hospital controller, first in Portland and then for 7 ½ years in Ketchikan,
Alaska before returning to Portland where tragedy again struck as Roger died in 1988
from lung disease, also at age 60.
Fast-forward now to their separate moves to Southern Oregon. Iris came to
Jacksonville first in 1999 mainly because her sister, Mary Jones, lived here and Iris had
made numerous visits and found Jacksonville charming. Shirley spent six more years
in California after her husband’s death, during which time she managed her grieving
by travel and activity. She visited France, China and Italy and had a memorable trip
to New Zealand where she experienced bungee jumping. She took many cycling trips
and three serious back packing trips. She rode her bicycle across the United States and
in the process, raised monies for Hospice charities. In 1984, with a friend, she climbed
Mount Shasta, where she sprinkled her son, John’s ashes. She made her Southern
Iris and Shirley Demonstrate How Oregon move in 2000 when she relocated with two other widows, the commonalities
being they were longtime acquaintances and women of faith. They located on 10 acres
Friendship Endures in the Applegate, and Shirley enjoyed two years there but eventually decided that she
wanted to live in Jacksonville.
Shirley and Iris first met in 2001 through the Applegate Garden Club and both

n 2012, a college friend of mine from over 50 years ago co-authored a book on became members of the Jacksonville Presbyterian Church where in a short time
how men can achieve true friendship and set the tone in the introduction by they became active. In 2002, Iris helped locate a townhouse in Jacksonville near
penning, “Whereas women very naturally share themselves with friends through hers for Shirley, and the friendship became stronger and more important. Early
acceptance and self-revealing conversations, men shy away from intimacy.” For this on they realized that they were connected for a reason; for both had suffered from
month’s “Sensational Seniors” article, I have chosen Iris Sperry and Shirley Blaul, severe depression. Iris had been diagnosed as bi-polar in 1997 and with therapy
who demonstrate how to achieve and maintain deep and caring friendships. and medication was able to return to a normal life. Shirley had received a similar
Their unique friendship did not happen in childhood but came later in their diagnosis, which she believes was initially caused by the loss of her son, followed by
Jacksonville lives. To gain an understanding of the friendship, it’s important to start the death of her husband. They talk about their depression without reservation in
with their beginnings. Iris was born on May 3, 1929 in Portland, Oregon. She and her hopes that people suffering from depression will know that it is not uncommon and
two sisters lived in St. Helens and, later on, several other small Oregon communities. that, “you can get help and should seek it.”
Her father was a branch manager for US Bank and also worked in the county tax Something else they share is a passion for service, and the list of their volunteer
department. During World War II, the family lived in Westport, Oregon and in 1945 activities is impressive. Shirley has been a Hospice volunteer since 1984 and on the
came to Portland where Iris finished high school at Lincoln High School. From there, day of my interview with them, she had to be sure she could make a 5:00pm Hospice
Iris spent two years at Oregon State College before finishing her degree in Elementary visit. In the 1970s, Shirley was a Girl Scout leader, and Iris, while living in Ketchikan,
Education at Oregon College of Education. started a volunteer program for the hospital. But it was in Jacksonville that their
Shirley was born on May 1, 1934 in Mason City, Iowa where she was an only volunteerism rose to a new level. For example, they became active members of the
child, or as Shirley tells it, “I was a limited edition.” She remembers a stable life in Jacksonville Boosters Club, shared a “Food and Friends” meal delivery route, served
Mason City where she attended all 12 years of schooling before moving on to Iowa together as Deacons of Jacksonville Presbyterian Church, started the Prayer Shawl
State University where she continued her love of the clarinet by playing in the Iowa Ministry and still assist with the church’s Vacation Bible School. For many years they
State band. She remembers her college days with some angst because, even though both housed classical Britt musicians. Seniors - Cont'd. on Pg. 35

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Student Finds “Calling” with Poetry Competition
The freshman says she’s very grateful
for being introduced to the poetry
program through her elective class,
Speech and Debate, which she calls “the
best class ever…it’s where I found my
calling and my real talent.” She notes
that her favorite non-Speech subject is
Mother’s Day Brunch Algebra (she was born with her father’s
“math gene,”) and that she’s also taking
May 14th Spanish 2, Advanced English, AP Human
Join us for Mother’s Day Brunch with a fabulous buffet featuring Oak Geography, Theater and Honors Science.
Smoked Prime Rib & Hickory Ham Carving Station, Brandied French As a rare “left-brain, right-brain” student,
Toast, Blueberry Pancakes or Portabella Mushroom Scramble. Delaney carries a 4.0 GPA, something she
says, “I intend to do for all four years of
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If you’d rather celebrate with dinner, choose from pasta, pizza, or a five years of coursework in four years.
selection from the Special Sheet, such as Wild Alaskan Salmon or And next school year, she plans to run
Certified ®Angus Steaks & Prime Rib. for Sophomore Student Body President,
Mother’s Day Brunch Hours which will add another dimension to her
Brunch: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. • Dinner: 3 p.m. - 10 p.m. • Closed from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. incredibly energetic and demanding high
school career. As for where she wants
to attend college, it’s a bit too early to
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registered dietician. After speaking
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15-year-old South Medford High School there’s little doubt that she’ll accomplish
We are proud to announce... freshman, recently competed in the
state “Poetry Out Loud” Competition
anything she sets her mind to doing…
with a poetic flare of course!
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of students from 31 schools. Prior to
advancing to the state-level competition, Don’t take it personal, they said;
Delaney was one of three local students but I did, I took it all quite personal—
to compete and win spots in Salem. The the breeze and the river and the color
competition is organized by the Oregon of the fields;
Arts Commission in collaboration with the price of grapefruit and stamps,
the National Endowment for the Arts the wet hair of women in the rain—
and the Poetry Foundation. Participants And I cursed what hurt me
memorize and perform poems, practicing and I praised what gave me joy,
public presentation skills while exploring the most simple-minded of possible
the complexity of poetry. responses.
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say difficult things in an articulate way… and the weather reminded me of my
one can take a bland statement and mom,
enable others to feel it…to connect with with her tropical squalls.
it.” Delaney is quick to point out that Enjoy it while you can, they said of
although the Poetry Out Loud program Happiness
isn’t that well known, it’s gaining Think first, they said of Talk
attention from her fellow classmates, Get over it, they said
many of whom are now participating in at the School of Broken Hearts
the voluntary program. but I couldn’t and I didn’t and I don’t
Through the program, Delaney believe in the clean break;
says she’s learned to truly understand I believe in the compound fracture
the complexities of the written word served with a sauce of dirty regret,
and to appreciate what the poet truly I believe in saying it all
intended to convey…and how to say and taking it all back
it. Much like a musician reads notes, and saying it again for good measure
“poets write with line breaks for clues while the air fills up with I’m-Sorries
as to when to use a dramatic pause like wheeling birds
or to convey happiness or sadness.” and the trees look seasick in the wind.
At the state competition, she read two Oh life! Can you blame me
poems, “Bleeding Heart,” by Carmen for making a scene?
Gimenez-Smith and “Personal,” by Tony You were that yellow caboose, the

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Hoagland. Delaney says Hoagland is moon
her favorite poet, finding him “easy to disappearing over a ridge of cloud.
connect with.” In addition to poetry, I was the dog, chained in some fool’s
Delaney is a typical teenager when it backyard;
Wind through the Rogue Valley tasting our finest comes to loving music, noting that her barking and barking:
favorite bands include Muse, 2 Door trying to convince everything else
award winning wines! Cinema Club and The Neighborhood. to take it personal too.

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Saturday Congratulations Connie!
May 6th Signa Hillis and her mom, Connie Borntraeger, are excited to be celebrating
Connie’s 95th birthday on May 22nd. Connie has lived in Jacksonville for 15 years and
11am-5pm says she loves the community. If she had any advice on longevity, she’d say, "Eat your
vegetables!” During warmer weather, locals will usually spot Connie in her favorite
spot—in her garden on Gold Terrace Drive. Happy Birthday, Connie from all of your
Jacksonville friends and family!
Garden Club Spring Sale is
Mother’s Day Weekend David Pfrimmer
Principal Broker, Accredited Buyers Agent
This year, the Jacksonville Garden delicious treats for the weekend. Take a Certified Residential Marketing Specialist
Club’s annual Spring Sale is on chance on a bountiful basket overflowing Cell: (541) 326-6262
Saturday, May 13, from 10:00am-3:00pm with spring craft items and gifts.
in the alcove next to the Post Office on The sale has something for everyone W
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Get ready for of prices, and all
Mother’s Day, or treat a funds raised go to
family member or friend support good causes.
to a delightful surprise Jacksonville Garden
with beautiful bouquets Club funds and its
and arrangements members’ volunteer
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order by Club members. projects at the Peter homes. A Total of 12 BR, 13 BA,
out buildings, gardens and pool.
Judie Lyon, Club Britt Garden, the 49.96 acres w/44 irrig acres & new
President says, “This Jacksonville Post Office, vineyard study. Could be B&B
is one of the occasions and Scheffel-Thurston PENDING event location & winery.
when the artistry of Park. Money raised
Club members shines— from Garden Club
and the customers get activities also provides
the benefit of their skills scholarships at the
and talents.” Purchase Oregon Stewardship
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those problem spots in the garden. For more information about the Spring
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Pick-up some home-baked items and Sale or Jacksonville Garden Club events,
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ART’clectic Garden Party Event in May available. $1,210,000

Featured Artist: Sheri Croy 2427 Sq’ home in
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Sheri Croy will be the featured artist larger glass pieces which are designed 3 bed, 2 bath 393 Pinetop Ter.
for ART’clectic’s “Garden Party Event” to be illuminated from within. She also with 1bed, 1bath Shady Cove
mother In Law .60 acres for
in May. Her unique glass and paper works with watercolor, acrylic, colored
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fusion pieces will be displayed at the Art pencil, and ink, creating two-dimensional .16 acre
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artists will be joining to capture their own Search the ENTIRE MLS:
Sheri. The event will precious moments,
open Friday, May memories, and favorite
5 at 11:00am and be venues using the
open every Thursday, technique she has
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Sunday from 11:00am- five years. Details are
5:00pm throughout the created in charming
month of May. miniature as well as
Sheri combines bold design.
her love of color and To speak with Sheri
movement into her and learn more about
intricate original her technique, she can
designs, which almost always express her be found at Art Presence on Saturday,
love of the ocean. She achieves her art by May 6 from noon-3:00pm and again at
layering cut or torn tissue and novelty that same time on Saturday, May 20.
papers onto three-dimensional glass. Meet all the ART’clectic artists during
Sheri describes herself as a “land-locked the reception on May 6 from 1:00-3:00pm
hula dancer,” deriving her inspiration at Art Presence Art Center. Refreshments
from land, sea, nature, and sky. You will will be available with live music by Matt
admire Sheri’s art displayed on jewelry, and Rebecca Stuart of Minstrel Streams.
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Sunday, May 21
11am - 5pm
Enjoy 18 wineries, appetizers, tastings
and fun at this self-paced wine tour event.
Tickets are $49 each and include a commemorative
Wine Trail wine glass. 18 wineries in the Applegate
participate in this fun, self-guided tour. You pick your
starting location, but you’re free to visit any number of
the wineries on the Trail. Each winery will offer both
an appetizer and a wine for tasting. This event also
provides a great opportunity to stock up on wines
for gifts or parties. We encourage you to bring your
friends, designate a driver and enjoy this great event.
Its also the perfect opportunity to explore new wineries
that you’ve never been to before!
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Spring Artisan Market
Sunday, May 7th, 11-5.
Local Artists, Crafters & Vendors will be selling their
amazing products in an open air market at Red Lily
Vineyards. Sip & shop just in time for Mother’s Day! Wild Wines

Mother’s Day Here’s a sampling of what the wineries poured and
Sunday, May 14th, 11-5. paired at a previous event. Check our website for
Enjoy Rose Mojitos, live music, incredible food Spring pairings coming soon!
from our friends at Peruvian Point
& desserts from Sweet Cream! Barrel Tasting: 2015 Malbec
No reservations required Featured Wine: 2011 Merlot
Food Pairing: Beef Bolognese
11777 Hwy 238 Barrel Sample: 2016 Rose of Tempranillo
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Open Daily, 11-5 p.m.

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

ART’clectic “Garden Party” Group
Exhibition—ART’clectic takes over the
When visiting the gallery, be sure to
share your email address for a chance to

gallery at Art Presence win ART’clectic’s raffle
with a “Garden Party” basket, which they CELL: 831.588.8204
show for May! The group will give to one lucky | OFFICE: 541.734.0043
offers original pieces winner on May 28.  WesternPropertiesofSouthernOregon
created by sixteen of the Art Presence Offsite
group’s artist and artisan Exhibits—Currently
members, an eclectic we have three offsite ED
mix of framed fine art, art exhibits on display. REDUC
giclée prints, home and Tom Ommen recently
garden decor items and hung a show of his
furniture, photography, photography at the
pine needle baskets, Medford Library.
textile art, jewelry, and At Pioneer Village,
pottery. The show opens Anne Brooke’s
at 11:00am on Friday, exhibit of watercolor
May 5, continuing
every Thursday, Friday,
paintings continues.
Kathleen Hoevet’s Walker Creek Farm
Saturday and Sunday show continues in the
from 11:00am-5:00 pm Watercolors by Tony Laenen Naversen Room at the
through May 28. Jacksonville Library.
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hula dancer,” deriving her inspiration drawing studio sessions on Mondays REDUC
from land, sea, nature, and sky. Sheri’s from 1:00-3:00pm. Just $10!
art adorns jewelry, votive candleholders, • Save the date for “Pocket
ornaments, and larger glass pieces Sketching.” Kath Macauley presents
designed to be illuminated from within. the first art workshop in our
She also works with watercolors, classroom June 16-18! We will add
acrylics, colored pencils, and inks to more information on our website as
create two-dimensional art works. To
speak with Sheri and learn more about
new details become available.
Coming Up… Jacksonville
her technique, come to Art Presence on • Art Presence hosts wine tasting by Country Farmhouse
Saturday, May 6th, from noon-3:00pm. Cliff Creek Winery on June 3 from
She will be at the gallery again on
Saturday, May 20th at the same time.
1:00-3:00pm. On June 17, Valley View
Winery presents wine tasting from $899,000
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of ART’clectic at an Artisans’ Reception class, workshop or meeting! Contact Anne ng
from 1:00-3:00pm on Saturday, May 6, Brooke at 541-941-7057. And as always, pendi
with refreshments and live music by Matt you can find this information and more on
and Rebecca Stuart of Minstrel Streams. our website,

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Chamber Chat
4367 Pioneer Road, East Medford by Tim Balfour, Executive Director
Breathtaking views of the Vineyards, Mountains Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
and City lights from this stunning Contemporary
home on 5+ acres. Beautiful design w/exposed
beams, walls of windows & expansive ceilings.
Chef’s kitchen w/large island, Eurostone
& Italian tile countertops, Jarra wood
butcherblock breakfast bar, Lacanche range
New Trolley Getting New Location
w/double ovens, commercial grade hood/fan,
SS built-in appliances, wine bar & refrigerator,

prep sink w/pot filler, walk-in pantry and more.
Amazing master suite w/a private exercise/ he Chamber of Commerce is
office room, large walk-in closet and a spa-like
bath. Heated quartz tile floors, 2-person soaker moving the trolley stop to the
tub, granite tub & vanity tops and custom glass
tile vanity & Glass enclosed walk-in shower. Visitor Information Center at the
Gorgeous hardwood flooring and a light
filled clear story with rail lighting. Rainwater
intersection of North Oregon & C Street.
catchment system, shop/storage building, solar This move is being done after a great deal
hot water, flex use exterior building, deer fenced
garden area, engineered paved drive and of consideration on a number of issues.
retaining walls. Outstanding quality and views! Last summer, we experienced an increase
in the drive time for the trolley tours to 55
849,000 minutes, due to the increased traffic in town.
Another consideration is that the trolley’s
turning radius requires a wide swing into
the oncoming lane, with plenty of clearance.
4454 Dark Hollow, Medford Sadly, many drivers coming town are
Amazing Valley views from this contemporary not courteous and do not give the trolley
farmhouse style home! An inviting covered
front porch welcomes you to this 4 bedroom, any leeway. The first turn onto California
3 bath on 1.59 acres. Lots of room on this close Street from the stop at the Beekman Bank 6. An immediate benefit will be
in property convenient to Jacksonville, Medford
& Ashland. Built in 2000, the home features oak corner causes the most problems. removing the trolley from the
floor, propane FP in family room, 9 ft ceilings,
office with built-ins and roomy open floor plan. Keeping in mind that the drive time congestion that will occur during the
Island kitchen with ss appliances, propane gas
cook-top, tile, large breakfast nook and eating
needs to remain at 45 minutes in order balcony reconstruction project at the
bar and built-in computer station. Formal to allow for loading and unloading of US Hotel.
dining room, laundry room, large bonus room
with hardwood flooring and lot’s of storage passengers, we began exploring other Some downtown merchants are
throughout the home. Large master with options. Since we operate the Visitor concerned that not having the trolley in
beautiful views, soaking tub, walk-in closet,
double vanity and separate shower. Gorgeous Information Center in the historic railroad the center of town will limit its visibility
views from the covered back deck, room for depot next to the Post Office, we know it and have a negative impact on trolley
RV parking w/electrical hook-up, 3 car garage,
manicured landscaping, deer fencing and offers the following attractive qualities: ridership and the ability for riders to
gate, in-ground sprinkler system, TID irrigation
cable available and quiet, country location! 1. It would open up the parking spots explore their stores while waiting for
on 3rd Street currently used as the tours. The Chamber Board of Directors is
579,900 trolley stop. We would swap the committed to exploring options to ensure
two parking spots adjacent to the these issues are mitigated.
information center. The new route will better highlight all
2. Information center staff has the of downtown, along with the rest of our
Dixie Hackstedde information and resources to assist
visitors and trolley riders with how
city. We are working with city staff on
enhanced signage as they replace all of
Principal Broker, ABR, CLHMS, CRS e-PRO, GRI
Cell: 541.944.3338 best to experience Jacksonville. They the little directional arrow signs and will
refer people to the many attractions, also have signage at the old trolley stop.
Toll Free: 800.888.5706
wineries, stores and restaurants as We also hope to develop a promotional
Fax: 541.772.2010
871 Medford Center well as special events. concept to encourage trolley riders to Medford OR 97504 3. Information Center staff will also be continue supporting the local businesses. able to sell tickets for both cash and
credit and be able to answer visitor
Most people are unaware of the level
of traffic the information center receives.
questions about the trolley tours. This It is often the first stop for many people
will free the drivers up to focus on visiting town. We direct people to the
loading and unloading the trolley. It businesses on California Street just as
will also streamline communications those businesses direct people to us.

WillowCreek Jacksonville
about tour availability on those
occasions when the trolley is out of its
normal rotation.
Yes, it is interesting (I can no longer
say surprising) that people need those
directions even though the locations are
Find the Gifts You Seek at WillowCreek! 4. This location has plenty of benches within 1-2 blocks of each other.
and shade from two large trees and We will begin trolley tours Friday,
deep building eaves to help protect April 28 and they will run Fridays-
people from the rain and sun while Mondays for the month of May. In June
they are waiting for the trolley. we will go to daily tours.
5. Although it is extremely premature, Fares will be $6 for adults and $3 for
the Chamber has begun looking at children over 3. Tickets are only sold on
the possibility of converting part the day of the tour.
of the block of 3rd Street into a We are still in fundraising mode to pay
pedestrian park. Testing the trolley off the trolley. Donations can be made
in another location allows us to online at or the
determine whether the trolley is a Visitor Information Center, 185 North
must have in planning the park. Oregon Street.

US Hotel Getting Facelift

Mom - What an Angel!

In mid-April, work commenced to replace the deteriorating balcony on the historic
Specializing in • Jewelry US Hotel in downtown Jacksonville. The hotel is owned by Jackson County who
LOCALLY-made! • Unique Gifts has hired Justin Caprari Renovations to demolish and replace the balcony for a
• Souvenirs contracted cost of $222,276.90. The work is expected to last until late July and includes
replacement of the balcony columns, footings, deck structure and railings. During
construction, portions of the building will be obstructed with scaffolding and parts of
the sidewalk and street will be covered with a tunnel-like structure for safety reasons.
follow us!
The hotel is one of the best-known historic buildings in town. After a wood-built
structure on the property burned to the ground, construction of the brick version of
the hotel began in 1879 and was completed in 1880 by brick maker George W. Holt
115 W California Street • 541.899.5590 • and his wife, Madame Jeanne de Roboam.
Pioneer Profiles:
Regina Dorland Robinson – A Lasting Impression Beekman House Museum Victorian Days
Adapted by Carolyn Kingsnorth from “A Lasting Impression: The Art and Life of
Regina Dorland Robinson" by Dawna Curler, with the permission of the Southern Oregon
Victorian Art & Décor
Historical Society and the author. “From Comfort to Excess”

or most of her brief life, Regina Recognizing her exceptional talent, her Saturday, May 20th
Dorland Robinson worked parents provided her with art lessons in 1 hour tours every 15 minutes
steadily toward one goal: to the San Francisco Bay Area, in Portland, 12 noon—4pm
become an accomplished and successful and at the prestigious Pennsylvania Artists Workshop of Southern Oregon
artist. She studied and practiced Academy of the Fine arts, America’s exhibits & demonstrations.
technique, experimenting with multiple oldest art school. She studied opaque Painting by
mediums and styles. and watercolor Susan Derosa $5, Adults; $3, Seniors/Students.
By 1916, at the age of painting, anatomy, Free lawn activities!
24, she had gained
a confidence and
figure drawing,
charcoal, and oil. She C.C. Beekman House
competency that learned her lessons 470 E. California
gave her work its well. When viewed Jacksonville, OR
inspiring uniqueness. as a group, her work Home to the town’s
most prominent pioneer
Dorland was receiving exhibits “marked and still sompletely
recognition for her transformation” and furnished with family
work, not only in “a stunningly liquid artifacts!
her home state of and ethereal quality.” 541-245-3650
Oregon, but around By the end of 1911
the San Francisco Bay it was decided that,
Area—a major center if Dorland’s career
of West Coast art were to flourish, she
circles. The following needed to relocate to a
year, in the spring metropolitan area. The
of 1917, she took her family chose Oakland,
own life. How could
she come so close to
California. For the
next several years,
Time travel to 1932!
Depression era miners are digging up the streets. Hobos are hoping for
achieving her life’s dream only to end it Dorland and her mother maintained a hand outs. And Ben and Carrie Beekman are closing up their 1873
so abruptly? And why? residence in Oakland while her father Jacksonville home, going through family belongings, commenting on
Born in 1891, Dorland grew up in an traveled back and forth. During this time, current affairs, and reminiscing about growing up in the late 1800s.
impressive three-story home on the edge Dorland developed contacts within the Experience 1932 Jacksonville as you meet and interact
of Jacksonville. Her parents, Dr. James and San Francisco and East Bay art community with the Beekmans, family members, and friends!
Tillie Robinson, were prominent citizens in and honed her Impressionistic style. But
the community. Dorland’s father began his
medical practice in 1878 and later opened
by 1915, the Robinsons were living once
again in Jacksonville.
Saturday, May 27th
the City Drug Store. He sat on the town The year 1916 was undoubtedly the Tours: 12n, 1:30pm, & 3:00pm
council and served at least one term as most eventful and in some ways the Adults,$8; Seniors/Students, $5
mayor. Dorland’s mother was the daughter most bizarre year in Dorland’s life. The
of a successful gunsmith and hardware
merchant. Grandmother, aunts and uncles
artist’s talent captured the attention of
the ladies of the Greater Medford Club,
Beekman House Museum
470 E. California Street
lived close by. Dorland was from a family a women’s civic improvement group. Jacksonville, OR 97530
with influence and reputation. In January, club members organized
A year before Dorland’s birth, the an elegant tea and exhibition of 35 of 541-245-3650 or
Robinson’s first two children, six-year- Dorland’s paintings. The affair was so
old Willie and five-year-old Leah, successful that Dorland lined-up portrait
died a week commissions and the Club planned a
apart from second show of Dorland’s paintings for
diphtheria. the following year. Stories & Songs about
A statue of a
kneeling child
In April, Dorland traveled to San
Francisco, probably for the first time Pioneer Laughter
marks their without a parent by her side. Her featuring folksinger and historian
graves in the
traveling companion was Mrs. George
E. Johnson, wife of the general manager David Gordon
Sunday, June 4
Cemetery. To of the Spokane, Portland & Seattle th
cope with their Railroad. Stella Johnson was founder of
grief, Dorland’s the Medford Arts & Crafts League, an art
parents patroness and artist in her own right, and
centered their
lives around
also well known in Portland art and social
circles. The two women spent three weeks
& 3:30
their precious visiting the enormous art exhibit held over pm
new baby. from the 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition.
Beautiful and talented, Dorland became a August brought more recognition Naversen Room
cherished but overly-protected little girl. to Dorland. She received praise and Jacksonville Library
To keep her from harm, the Robinson’s attention for her life-sized portrait Admission, $5
kept close rein on her activities, sent her of Stella Johnson on display at the
to a private school and carefully chose Hotel Portland, and arrangements Reservations at 541-245-3650
her playmates. As a result, Dorland was were being made for exhibitions of or
variously described as “a lonely girl,” Dorland’s work at the Portland Art
Last performances of Historic Jacksonville’s
“retiring,” and “a recluse,” although it Museum and in San Francisco.
is known that she did have friends, was The timing and details are
2017 “Pioneer History in Story & Song” series!
a participant in several public musical frustratingly vague, but at some point
events, and occasionally was listed as an during all of this activity, Dorland
“attendee” at parties. met Charles Henry Pearson, a Yale
Dorland’s first exposure to art came in
her own home where ornately-framed
Lock Company salesman, 12-years
her senior. On October 25, 1916, they
May 5th & June 2nd
landscapes adorned the parlor walls. Her married at the Congregational Church
father was an amateur painter; family
friend, photographer Peter Britt, was
in Portland. Following the wedding
the couple apparently did some
7 00, 7 15,
also an artist. Dorland no doubt learned
something about painting early on from
extended traveling. They passed briefly
through Jacksonville towards the
7 30 & 7 45 pm
both men and showed artistic potential end of November then headed to San 1 hour Britt Hill walk leaves from
at a young age. Her eighth-grade Francisco to make their home. Visitors Center at Oregon & C streets
drawings, part of a class assignment at Unknown trouble struck. Pearson
St. Mary’s Academy, reveal untrained yet filed for divorce on December 13.
remarkable ability.
As an adolescent, Dorland spent
December 14th newspaper accounts
indicate Dorland had suffered a nervous Jacksonville
countless hours drawing and painting.
Her parents exposed her to major
breakdown and was hospitalized. She
was out of the hospital and “recovering” Haunted History Tou rs
art exhibitions in Portland and San by early January, and on January 6 These are not your ordinary "ghost tours" but are history
Francisco featuring 17th, 18th and 19th Dorland filed a cross-complaint for tours about real hauntings resulting from past events!
century paintings by Dutch, English, divorce charging “extreme cruelty” and
and French masters and French and “grievous mental suffering,” standard Tours limited to 15 people - $5 per person
American Impressionists. The latter complaints for the time. A provisional
in particular may have inspired the decree was granted three days later, less
Reservations at 541-245-3650 or
Impressionist style that she was to than three months after their marriage.
emulate in much of her own work. Profiles - Cont'd. on Pg. 35
Preservation Office (SHPO) and SOULA to ensure
that the site’s archaeological values are preserved.”
Prior to, and throughout the dig, SOULA consulted
with the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, the
Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, and the
Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians.
SOHS board member Greg Applen, feels his
involvement from an archaeological perspective
is something he can give to the project which will
further enhance the future of Hanley Farm, and
said, “The project was done in such a timely manner
thanks to a variety of volunteers. Water screening
all the excavated dirt, allows for the best artifact
recovery possible. We excavated a percentage of the
anticipated disturbance to mitigate the damage to
the site by the project through the scientific recovery
of the archaeological data. In total, hundreds of
artifacts were recovered, the majority of which will
help us better understand the Native American
occupation of the area. ”
Chelsea Rose and volunteers at Hanley Greg mentioned his surprise that any of the volunteers
Farm dig on March 31, 2017. returned after their first day of this project. As one of the
SOHS volunteers, (with mud splattered from eyebrows
to boot toes) it was the thrill of discovery. Not only did I
Digging Jacksonville: We Dig Hanley Farm discover tiny flakes from tooled chert glistening through
the thick dark mud, but discovered of the
by Jeanena Whitewilson diversity of the lives of the project’s team.
It left me believing Southern Oregon will

t takes a different breed of volunteer, student, and Volunteers dug four always attract people with diverse interests
professional, with a burning desire to discover and separate, one-by-one meter, and skills.
preserve local history to join an archeology dig. squares, beginning at ten Emily Taylor, SOU student majoring in
We arrived at Hanley Farm March 31st in unpredictable centimeter levels at a time, History, who installed the Chinese New
weather to dig deep into the earth, lift heavy buckets eventually reaching 5.5’ Year display at the Jacksonville Library,
of saturated, compacted mud, and then spray it with underground. Chelsea said, is a young woman full of surprises. While
hi-power water until nothing remained in the screens “We excavated deeper than the she shook the tray and I sprayed water,
except items larger than ¼”. Why do it? To discover and project will need to ensure that we stared at the dissolving mud. Suddenly
record information of the people and lifestyles of those the bulk of the archaeology will Emily made her first exciting discovery.
who lived here prior to current times. Why now? remain intact after the project.” As she beamed, skillfully picking out the
Chelsea Rose, SOULA staff archaeologist, who “Few of its many visitors tooled chert point, she commented, “When
gathered a team of this breed of local people, realize that Hanley Farm is I’ve done installations all of the artifacts
reported, “In anticipation of expanding public a significant archaeological come to me clean and tagged. Finding
facilities and usage, the Southern Oregon Historical site,” says Jeff LaLande, local them is exciting.”
Society (SOHS) initiated the archaeologic dig. archaeologist and SOHS Emily Taylor Lunch break conversations revolved
Because of the variety of volunteers, the dig was trustee. “Native peoples used around Italian and German sword fighting,
completed in four days. SOHS volunteers, students this area over the course of thousands of years. The fire-breathing techniques, and other history projects.
and archaeologists from Southern Oregon University recent decision to install a new septic drain system to Without hands-on team projects, one would never
Laboratory of Archaeology (SOULA), and Grants Pass service the farm presents unusual challenges since guess the depth of others. Volunteering with interests
High School, gathered to begin excavation for a new construction involves trenching and digging. We’re in a variety of projects builds such community team-
septic holding area and a drain pool.” working together with Oregon’s State Historic building. I live for these ever-changing experiences.

Turn back time...
Our motto at Pioneer Village is to experience the past, live
for the future. The many services and amenities of Pioneer
Village Independent & Assisted Living let you enjoy a
simpler way of life where you live the life you want to
live, while we take care of the rest.
Focus on Hanley Farm
by Pam Sasseen, Volunteer

f you have trouble getting your child making flatbread, washing clothes in
to help with household chores, try a tub, and making candles or butter,
asking them to imagine what it would spinning and weaving, or wheat
have been like to be raised on a farm, let’s grinding. At the end of the work day,
say during the late 1800s or early 1900s. families would gather to listen to old-
With no modern plumbing system, how time music, and, if they weren’t too tired,
was water transported from the nearest they might have danced a reel or two.
creek? With no mechanized method to milk Along with music, food, and activities,
a cow, how was it done? Other questions across the farm, you’ll find interactive
abound! Michael and Martha Hanley heritage-themed demonstrations;
purchased what is now known as Hanley including pottery on the wheel, faux cow
Farm in 1857. As the family grew, the milking, wheat grinding or weaving. And
children helped with the chores...something we’ll also have sack races!
to talk with your kids about as you ask them Admission: $8/Adults; $5/SOHS Members
to help around the house! & Children 6-13 years; FREE/Children 5
Two of the Hanley’s six children, William years and younger; House Tours: $3.
Share the “Bill” Hanley and his brother, Ed, born in Windows in Time—Sponsored by
1861 and 1863 respectively, undoubtedly Southern Oregon Historical Society &
experience... tended livestock on their father’s farm. As Jackson County Library Services, this
Schedule your was true of all farming families, the Hanley free lunchtime series features well-
children helped with the crops, milked the known writers and historians. From
complimentary cows, and fed the chickens—all before they noon-1:00pm on May 3, at the Medford
meal & personal headed off for school! Taking the trash out Library & May 10, at the Ashland
or making a bed is all pretty simple when Library, George Kramer, Historic
tour today! compared to feeding the livestock, milking Preservationist and Historian, presents
cows or grinding wheat! “The Show Started at the Sidewalk: The
INDEPENDENT & ASSISTED LIVING On May 20, from 11:00am-4:00pm, History of the Holly & Other Theaters.”
Hanley Farm invites you and your Hanley Farm, owned and operated by the
family to travel back in time at the Southern Oregon Historical Society, is located
805 N. 5th Street • Jacksonville, OR • Annual Children’s Heritage Fair. at 1053 Hanley Road, between Jacksonville and
Children of all ages have the opportunity Central Point. For information, www.sohs.
Call today to schedule your personalized tour! (541) 899-6825 to experience what it might have been org, 541-773-6536, Facebook/HanleyFarm and
like to live life as their ancestors did: Facebook/SouthernOregonHistoricalSociety.
News from the Friends of Jacksonville's
Historic Cemetery
by Dirk J. Siedlecki, President – FOJHC
Cheryl von Tress INTERIORS + Google us!
Thank You Volunteers—Our sincere
appreciation and gratitude to all the
Early 1900's" as presented by Docents
Lynn Ransford and Seth Weintraub.
Cheryl von Tress
volunteers who showed-up for our first This ninety-minute program promises
Community Clean- to be informative,
up Day of the year interesting and
on March 10, 2017. It fun! No advance
was a beautiful day reservations are
and a great turnout required and the
with members of program is free.
the community and Donations are
the Church of Latter accepted and greatly
Day Saints pitching- appreciated as they
in to clean-up the help fund the work
grounds of winter of the Friends of
debris. Approximately Jacksonville's Historic
111 large trash bags Cemetery. Parking
“The remodel is done!
were filled and is available at the Glad we hired Cheryl!”
piled alongside the top of the Cemetery
roadways, as well as Road where you will
four large tarps piled meet up with your
high with leaves and docents. History
branches. Thank you Kathy Waltz and John Welsh at March Saturday programs
to Cemetery Sexton Cemetery Clean-up Day are offered on the
Richard Shields and his assistant, Eric second Saturday of the month, May • New Construction Call Cheryl and get started today!
Villarreal, for making a quick job of picking- through September. • Remodels
up and hauling-off the piles of debris. Community Clean-up Day, May 20, • Full-service Interior Design 541 622 5263
Upcoming May History Events and 8:00am-noon—Join us for a Community • Hourly Consulting Serving Southern Oregon and Northern California
Activities in the Cemetery Clean-up Day of the Cemetery grounds
Tuesday Evening Stroll in the as we prepare for families and visitors
Cemetery, May 9, 6:30-8:00pm—Join over the Memorial Day Holiday. Bring
us for an after-dinner stroll through gloves to wear, eye protection, gas-
the cemetery grounds and learn some operated weed eaters, lawn mowers, leaf Did Daddy put
of the history of Jacksonville's Pioneer rakes, pruners and brooms (to sweep you up to this?
Cemetery and its residents. May's stroll off headstones). Dust masks and ear
MOTHER’S Mother’s
will be through the Improved Order and protection will be provided along with C
the Independent Order (German) of the freshly-brewed coffee and morning Not a
Red Men sections of the cemetery. Learn refreshments. Parking is available at the corsetnother
, dear

the interesting history of this fraternal top of the Cemetery Road.

Crown Jewel
organization, the nation's oldest patriotic Memorial Day Meet and Greet,
fraternal organization of American origin, May 28 & May 29, 11:00am-3:00 pm—
No, it’s from the
Crown Jewel!
and hear the stories of Volunteers with the
some of its members who Friends of Jacksonville's
rest within these two Historic Cemetery
sections. The stroll will will be on-site in the
be guided by Pam Smith cemetery to greet
and Dirk Siedlecki. No visitors and help them
advance reservations are locate the gravesites
required and the tour of loved ones. They
is free however, donations are always will also answer questions about the
appreciated and help to support the work cemetery and the work of the Friends of
of the Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery.
Cemetery. Meet your docents at the top of The Friends will also place flags on the
the Cemetery Road where you will find graves of all those Veterans who rest in
parking available. Tuesday Evening Strolls our cemetery. This year marks the 100th
are offered on the second Tuesday of the Anniversary of the United States entry
MOTHER’SThe DAY, Crown Jewel
month, May through August.
History Saturday in the Cemetery,
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Jacksonville Haunted History Tours Return! Jacksonville Firewise Update
Beginning Friday, May 5, ghosts and routes. “May and June will feature Britt April was a very busy month for Protection Association (NFPA). If this
spirits from Jacksonville’s pioneer past Hill tours with saloons, Oregon’s first Jacksonville’s Firewise program. As of report meets the Firewise program
will again be the subjects of Historic Chinatown, and two of the most haunted January, our city now has six certified requirements, the NFPA then certifies the
Jacksonville’s Haunted History walking houses in town,” says Kingsnorth. “This Firewise neighborhoods and one about neighborhood and grant funds become
tours. On the first Friday of each Month tour is a little strenuous since it does to be certified—and all have been available to assist neighbors in
from May through September, costumed require our tour guide and guests to huff busy preparing for fire season. addressing some of the significant
docents will share notable tales of woe, and puff their way up Britt Hill—but the We began the season with defensible space issues.
sorrow, and regret at 7, 7:15, 7:30, and stories are worth it! a free large landscape debris The other certified neighborhoods
7:45pm. These approximately one-hour “In July, August, and September, collection in the Rich Gulch of Gold Terrace, Valley Lane,
tours, which leave from the Jacksonville we’ll be taking the Courthouse neighborhood on April 8. Hangman and Vineyard
Visitors Center at the corner of North route with tales of brothels, disease Two, 30-yard dumpsters View are currently planning
Oregon and C streets, are limited to 15 epidemics and hangings. The were on-site on South Oregon their annual events such as
people and reservations are required. The two routes give participants the Street and the neighbors had neighborhood educational parties
cost is $5 per person, with profits going opportunity to come back for more them completely filled by or clean-up days.
to historic preservation efforts. and give us the opportunity to share noon. A very well organized The final activity was another
“Here in Jacksonville we take our more of Jacksonville’s storied history.” team of the neighborhood Firewise debris collection event in the Westmont
history seriously,” notes Carolyn Private tours for groups of 10 or more Board members, Oregon Department neighborhood on April 29th with the
Kingsnorth, President of Historic are also available. of Forestry crew, Jacksonville CERT assistance of the same teams who have
Jacksonville, Inc. “We respect the legacy In October, Historic Jacksonville will members and Fire Department helped at each Firewise day event.
the pioneers left us. But we’ve also offer the Britt Hill tour on October 13 firefighters assisted with this effort. Jacksonville Fire Chief Devin Hull,
learned that some of these pioneers have and the Courthouse tour on October 14. It was truly a “neighbors helping and Firewise Coordinators, Captain
been reluctant to leave and are still with “They will be part of what will literally neighbors” achievement. Chris Arnold and Michele Brown-Riding
us in the form of spirits and ghosts." be a month-long celebration of the ‘spirits Next up was a defensible space would like to extend a big thank you
“These tours are not your typical of Jacksonville’ with the Friends of assessment of the Wells Fargo to all the Firewise Board members,
‘ghost tours’ with special effects. They Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery offering neighborhood that took place April 12 Jacksonville CERT members, Oregon
are history tours about real hauntings their “Meet the Pioneers’ tours the first and 13. This was done with help from Department of Forestry crew and
resulting from past events. The stories— weekend; our tours the second weekend; the Firewise Board members, Fire staff Jacksonville Fire staff along with the
some scary, some benign—come from and the Chamber of Commerce’s and Jacksonville CERT members. The neighborhood residents for making
multiple sources, from people who have ‘Haunted Trolley’ tours the third and assessment involves walking house- Firewise such a success in Jacksonville!
experienced these lingering spirits. These fourth weekends.” to-house to review what measures If you are interested in seeing live
tours are our attempt to recognize and For reservations, contact info@ need to be taken to create adequate demonstrations of Firewise principles
honor these restless souls.” or phone 541-245- defensible space around each home. and learning more about the program
This year, Historic Jacksonville, Inc. 3650. For additional information, visit This information is compiled into a you are invited to the Southern Oregon
will be offering two different tour Firewise report and submitted to the Firewise Expo, May 12 and 13 from
Oregon Department of Forestry state 9:00am to 4:00pm at Jackson County Fire
representative and the National Fire District 3, 8383 Agate Rd. in White City.

Benefit BBQ for Cancer-Stricken Firefighter
From State Senator, Alan DeBoer
The Applegate Lion’s Club and Applegate Valley Fire Department invite
I’ve been hearing a lot from constituents Auditors found circumstantial
the community to join them for a Hot Dog and Hamburger Bar-B-Que on May
about Senate Bill 557, which proponents evidence of suspicious activity on at
13 at Wayside Park from 12:00 to 4:00pm. All funds raised will benefit one of
are calling the “Clean Energy and Jobs least 75 BETC transactions totaling over
our own community heroes—an Applegate Valley firefighter battling cancer.
Bill.” Many people are on both sides of $300 million that were later referred to
Funds raised will be given directly to the family to help with the costs associated
this issue here in our district. Some want the Oregon Department of Justice for
with medical treatment, travel, lodging expenses and family needs. For more
me to take a strong stance against the further investigation.
information, or to make a contribution to this most-worthy cause, please contact
proposal and others want me to take an Projects were approved for tax
Jeff Vinyard at the fire department at 541-944-4363.
equally strong stance supporting it. credits for businesses that later filed for
I was elected to represent this bankruptcy or went out of business. There
district and everyone’s opinion matters was also evidence uncovered in the audit
to me. I’ve learned that if you’re of potential conflicts of interest among
hearing from both sides of an issue, persons on various task forces established
you may be on to something. through these policies and programs.
At this point, SB 557 is in the Senate More recently, an article was published
Environment and Natural Resources discussing an ongoing fraud case related
Committee. I will follow as my colleagues to the BETC program.
debate the issue and receive testimony. The money that went toward
I believe every decision we make should questionable projects could have gone
be made with consideration as to how it to reducing class sizes in our schools,
affects our environment, livability and fixing our roads and other infrastructure,
how it will benefit our lives. But I also providing health care to our neediest
have some serious concerns about this bill. citizens and public safety. It’s important
Similar stated intentions led to the that we learn from these past mistakes
creation of the Business Energy Tax and not try to repeat them.
Credit (BETC) program, which later Legislation is a deliberative process,
Want to become more involved in YOUR city? became the source of much controversy. and for good reason. The laws, programs
The following committees and commissions are An audit of that program released and policies that we pass must be well
last year detailed a series of issues that thought out and vetted before they affect
available for you to serve on and are open until filled. are worthy of consideration. Among every person in this state. I will continue
them was that the agencies charged to be mindful of those affects when
with administering the program failed voting on the bills that come before me
to perform any control or risk analysis while representing the people of Senate
HARC—Historic Commission of the program, which cost Oregon District 3.
Parks, Recreation, and Visitor Services Committee taxpayers around $1 billion. Alan DeBoer

Development Code Revision POLICE BLOTTER
Jacksonville Police Department
If you are interested in participating in the Development A consolidated report based on type of calls & number of incidences
Code update process, applications for the new Citizen March 16 to April 16, 2017
Advisory Committee are available at City Hall and the
Call Type – Total Calls
Planning Department. Applications are also available
on the City website ( There is no 911 Hang-Up - 1 Fraud - 1
established deadline for returning applications at this Alarm - 4 Fugitive/Warrant - 1
point. We will provide an update once there is a deadline. Animal Complaint - 6 Harassment - 1
Assist - Other Gov't/Law House Check - 40
We look forward to further discussions regarding the Enforcement Agencies - 57 Larceny/Theft - 5
code, and ensuring that we have the best possible Assist Public - 12 MVC - 2
code to ensure a vibrant future for Jacksonville. Assist Medical - 5 Noise - 2
City Ordinance - 3 Property Lost/Found - 6
Civil - 7 Suicidal Subject - 1
Completed applications should be turned in to the City Criminal Mischief/Vandalism - 1 Suspicious - 15
Domestic Disturbance - 1 Traffic/Roads - Other - 1
Recorder at 206 N. 5th Street, Bldg A. or by email to Drug Laws - 1 Welfare Check - 5

A Few Minutes with the Mayor
by Paul Becker

Potpourri a la Winchell

’ve always wanted to “play” Walter From 1852 to about 1859, that’s how it
Winchell in one of my columns. was done right here in Jacksonville where
Walter would jump from topic to bars served as makeshift courtrooms.
topic in almost every other sentence. It isn’t recorded whether sobriety was
So… with the forbearance of my necessary to serve as a juror. Nor was the
publisher, here goes. quality of the whiskey!
Greetings Mr. and Ms. Jacksonville Town citizens continue to prove how
wherever you are, in your home or in one of great they are. The latest word is the
City Snapshot
our coffee shops, restaurants, or traveling. Boosters have donated $1,500 to help
Mayor Paul Becker, Gayle Lewis, "Honorary Jacksonville Citizen" Michele Brown-Riding,
We’ve had great feedback on ODOT’s defray the startup costs for the Randall
Fire Chief Devin Hull, Chris Arnold and Carol Knapp
change to the Y intersection where Theatre at the Calvary Church. Also,
the Jacksonville Hwy and 238 meet. three Booster couples wishing to remain City Council, March 21 & April 4 are Ron Holthusen and Carolyn
This should reduce the accidents at anonymous have each offered $500. Now Supporting the Troop Supporters—Police Burrill, Vineyard View—Barbara Hurd,
that location… and there were many. that’s community spirit in action. On the Chief David Towe was recognized by Mark Westmont/MaryAnn—Tracey Hruska,
Congratulations to the bureaucrats who same theme, our citizen of the year, Linda Libanke, of Employer Support of Guard and Hangman Way—Pam Smith & Ron
got it right. Now the next change will be Kestner, can be seen attending every Reserves, for his support of his officers still Ruppert, Rich Gulch—Jon Gailis, Valley
at the intersection of 5th and California City Council meeting… always with a serving in reserve military roles. In this case, Lane—Gayle Lewis & Richard Avery,
where near-misses happen all day long. smile… always with a positive bearing… the award was presented to Towe by former Gold Terrace.
A couple stopped in at New City wonderful is the word that comes to Jacksonville police officer Mark Slagle, who Super Star is Honorary Citizen—
Hall to see what the place looked like. mind. How different from another citizen deployed with the US Coast Guard Reserves Michele Brown-Riding, an Applegate
It turns out they were from the other who comes with a scowl hoping to find while an active police officer in Jacksonville. Valley resident, was named an “Honorary
Jacksonville—the one in Florida. They something wrong. Every town has one. Slagle transferred duty to the Eagle Point Jacksonville Citizen” in a formal
like our town so much they’re coming Another citizen with a smile is Michele Police Department last month. presentation by Mayor Becker. Riding was
back in five months to see about moving Brown-Riding who approached the City Newsletter News—Finance Director nominated by fellow CERT and Firewise
here. During their tour of our new offices, with a marvelous idea. Why not have a Stacey Bray showed the newsletters that will members Gayle Lewis and Carol Knapp.
they stopped to admire Jacksonville’s Firewise Garden where the lumber yard be included with the City service/water bill Riding has spent years building the
latest acquisition, a marvelous 1883 piano ends at Fourth and Main Streets, where each month, starting in March. The purpose Firewise program and making it a success,
donated to the city by Donna McMann. citizens could go and discover plants that is to keep citizens updated and informed on for which we are all grateful.
On top of the piano is a matching clock are more fire-resistant for landscaping City happenings. Bray also demonstrated Visitor Information Center
dated 1883 and, of course, the building their houses? This idea is too good to several new features of the City website, Performing Well—In his annual report,
was completed in 1883. Donna doesn’t pass up. Another suggestion was made including auto-pay for city water bills. Chamber of Commerce Executive
even live in Jacksonville. Now that’s by yours truly to run our new trolley Fire Department Yearly Update—Fire Director Tim Balfour reported on
generosity. Another very generous donor once every hour from Royal Mobile and Chief Devin Hull presented his annual strong visitor counts and increasing
is Joyce Coleman who donated an early Pioneer Village to the center of town. report that included incident statistics tourism numbers. Balfour and Council
Eugene Bennett original enamel on paper Chamber Executive Director Tim Balfour and response times. The department discussed topics including new methods
for New City Hall. This can be seen in the is considering that one. This new trolley is has completed training, recertification, of counting visitors, website updates,
conference room which was the old Peter a welcome addition to our town because and continuing education to enhance social media campaigns and the need to
Britt room on the main floor. A big thank the windows can be taken out during the the skill level of the staff. Hull reported increase off-season overnight stays.
you to these two people! warmer summer months. That’s the way the department now provides Advanced Citizen-Volunteers Wanted—Council
Also a thank you to Donna Briggs as the streetcars used to operate where I Life Saving services, the highest level directed staff to create an application
a new Britt season unfolds. Blessed by grew up. Meanwhile, it seems old trolleys of care delivered in a pre-hospital process for a new Citizen Advisory
Donna Briggs’ leadership, it promises to don’t always wind up in the scrapyard. environment. The level of service Committee (CAC). Interim Planning
be another outstanding year. Few people Ours has found a new home in Bandon, delivery from Basic to ALS, is improved Director Converse provided background
know how complex the job of running Oregon where they have the money and with use of the Zoll Monitor, enabling on the process with a report on the
a venue like Britt really is. Dealing resources to restore it. 12 EKG leads to be employed in the Planning Commission’s decision to
with artists and their temperaments, In just a few days, May 5th to be field, with faster cath lab notification indefinitely continue the code revision
negotiating with their managers, staffing, precise, On the Town will open for a in an event of a Heart Attack. Hull also update. The delay is intended to allow
operating, and maintaining a large facility, month-long run at our new Randall reported that the CERT Team has 5 New staff review of the citizen involvement
and dealing with government regulations Theatre. The show focuses on New York Members, all of whom have completed program and testimony received
at every turn, are only some of the tasks. but the title suits Jacksonville. We live the FEMA training this past year. regarding the draft code. Staff created a
We ran a movie called The Westerner in an incredible town. As the publisher Boosting the Boosters—Mayor Paul map of Jacksonville, naming seven regions
at Old City Hall. The story begins in a reminded me, “This is a wonderful time Becker recognized the Boosters Club from which a volunteer member would
saloon owned by Judge Roy Bean where of year to get out and discover something for their generous donation of $1,500 be sought to get a broad cross-section of
the judge calls on the drinking customers new and wonderful about Jacksonville to the new Randall Theatre. The funds the population. Despite discussion that
to act as jurors. Turns-out Texas wasn’t and make new friends in the process… will be used for their start-up costs, the code revision process will inevitably
the only place where that was common. what a town!” including building a new stage at the be challenged no matter the outcome
Calvary Church location on 5th Street. with an appeal to the Land Use Board of
In addition, three other couples from the Appeals, council opted to move forward
CITY OF JACKSONVILLE Boosters made private donations towards with creation of the CAC. (Please see city ad
the start-up costs, totaling another $1500. in this issue on previous page.)
Car Show Gets Green Light—Council Community Center Cash
CITY OFFICE gave its approval to hold the Fall Classic Compassion—After hearing an appeal for
Monday - Friday Car Show at the Bigham Knoll campus. relief from the group developing the soon-
8:30am - 4:00pm After reports of traffic issues from last to-be-built Community Center, council
year’s event, Rod McCloud, with Rogue unanimously agreed to waive certain
MUNICIPAL COURT CLERK Valley Corvette Club, informed council application fees, namely the systems
Monday - Friday that the issues have been corrected and development charges totally nearly $3600.
9:00am - 4:00pm that the location of the show was ideal for Cock-a-Doodle Do Something—
City offices have moved to the club and town. Council heard from a group of neighbors
206 N Fifth Street! Forest Park Potty Planned—Council in the Westmont/Pair-a-Dice Ranch/
approved applying for a Local MaryAnn Drive area who’ve been
Dropbox relocated to corner of N. Fifth and D Street.
Government Grant from The Oregon subjected to ear-piercing rooster calls
541-899-1231 • Parks and Recreation Department for for several years. (This publisher
the development of a restroom structure is included.) Members from five
PLANNING DEPARTMENT HOURS - Direct #: 541-899-6873
in Forest Park. Administrator Alvis and households testified, stating that their
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Submit all applications Forest Park leader Tony Hess spoke quiet enjoyment has been ruined by
& Friday 8:30am-2:00pm & pick-up all permits: to the need, and the $36,000 price tag. roosters crowing from dawn to dusk. All
Wednesday: Closed to Public Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: Hess and Alvis noted that the cost will asked the city council for relief. Although
8:30am-12noon be covered by a $20,000 grant from state council weighed the option of drafting
lottery funds, city matching funds of a new, “no-rooster” ordinance, it opted
JACKSONVILLE CITY SCHEDULE $8,500, $4,000 in grants, $4,000 from instead to discuss the matter further with
the Boosters Club and Woodlands the city attorney who will likely suggest
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, May 2, 6:00pm (OCH)
Association, plus $3,000 from private changes to the city’s nuisance ordinance.
PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, May 10, 6:00pm (OCH) donations and $2,000 in city crews/ First Full-Time, Female on Force—
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, May 16, 6:00pm (OCH) equipment matching funds. Calling her “articulate” and “genuine,”
HARC: Wednesday, May 24, 6pm (OCH) Fortunate for Firewise—Herb Johnson, Police Chief David Towe informed
Forestry Officer with the Oregon Council that Kayla Cuttins will become
For Jacksonville City Council Meeting Minutes, Agendas/Packets and Audio Files, Department of Forestry presented six Jacksonville’s first-ever, full-time, female
please visit and click on the City Council tab. Firewise Communities with recognition Police Officer. Towe noted that Cuttins
Location Key: OCH - Old City Hall (S. Oregon & Main), CH - Courthouse, CC - Community Center (160 E. Main Street), certificates for their dedication to fire graduated with a degree in Spanish and
NVR - Naversen Room (Jacksonville Library), FH - Fire Hall (180 N. 3rd St. @ C), EOC - Emergency Ops Center at Police Station safety in their neighborhoods. The six Criminal Justice and that she will be on
communities and volunteer coordinators the job starting May 1.
Community Center Communiqué
News Updates on the Jacksonville Community Center
by David Doi

What’s Going On?

“Due diligence,” says Rick Patsche, of extra months to do it right, then I’m
President of the Jacksonville Community good with that,” he adds.
Center (JCC)/Cedars on 4th. We reported Community leaders have worked for
earlier that we had hoped to break more than 17 years to build a community
ground on the new community center center. To date, more than 95% of JCC’s
in the first quarter of 2017. Although we fundraising goal has been achieved.
initially thought the building permits There is less than $25,000 still needed—
would take a few weeks, the process has so Cedars on 4th continues to accept
actually taken more than two months donations. (Please see donation form
and was just finalized on April 4 when below.) The community center will have
the City Council voted to waive a portion small meeting rooms for classes and a
of the permit fees. Some subcontractors large great room that can accommodate
wanted to see the actual permits before events like wedding receptions, reunions
submitting bids; other subcontractors and parties. Volunteers are currently
chose not to submit a bid; and some bids working on developing programs for
came in higher than we were expecting. when the center opens later this year.
These realities have resulted in soliciting Right now, Patsche is working closely
additional bids, negotiating bids with the Ausland Group, the contractor
with subcontractors and approaching and designer retained by JCC to build
suppliers about donating materials. the center, to assemble the best team
According to Patsche, one of the possible for this project. “We don’t want
reasons he believes he was elected to just put together a patchwork of
President of the Board in late 2015, subs,” says Patsche. “We want a team of
was because of his experience with contractors and subcontractors that can
construction and contractors. “I take the and will work together on a schedule
responsibility placed upon me by the that will allow us to start and finish the
Board very seriously,” says Patsche. “We community center on time and within
have waited a long time to build our budget and that is what is taking us a
community center and if it takes a couple little extra time.” Due diligence.

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On Money & More: Simple Tips
for Financial Literacy
by Jonas Means, Advisor at Cutler Investment Group

ust in case you missed it, April was
“Financial Literacy Month.” This
isn’t something you would have
learned in school because as a country
we have done a poor job educating
students about personal finance. Most
of us learned our financial acumen
from our parents or friends, and who
knows where they learned it from! Let’s
take this opportunity to discuss some
of the tools anyone can use to better
understand and navigate the sometimes
complicated world of personal finance.
With May upon us, this is a great time of
year to recommit to getting our financial 5. Manage Your Debt. Develop
houses in order. a strategic debt management
Most of us will typically spend weeks habit that sees you paying down
doing research and planning to go on a 5 expensive debt first like credit
day vacation to Disneyland, but we won’t cards and personal loans. The key
spend a half-hour on planning for our is to pay off your debt and not
eventual retirement which could last 35 accumulate expensive debt moving
years! Here are a few tips that may help forward. Many changes in little
you get the ball moving towards becoming habits can provide big savings in the
a better steward of your finances: long run. Do you need that Mocha
1. Automate Your Savings and every morning? Ok most of us do,
Investing. Have a portion of your but how about packing lunch a few
paycheck go directly into your times a week?
savings and retirement accounts. Try 6. Invest for the Long-Term. Investing
to have 4-6 months of expenses set is a marathon and not a sprint. Pick
aside in a liquid savings account. If a strategy that is right for you and
you have credit card debt, pay it off stick with it through the good and
every month. Use autopay to pay the the bad. Discipline is perhaps the
balance off monthly. greatest tool for long-term success.
2. Maximize Your Retirement Plan. Remember what Rocky Said, “The
The more you can put in your world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows.” We’re betting on the future!
retirement accounts now, the better The biggest tip I can offer is this: Don’t
off you will be down the road. This be afraid to ask for help. We at Cutler
is something that is best put on Investment Group love helping our
auto-pilot. Like the Ronco Chicken clients navigate the overly confusing
Rotisserie Oven, set it and forget it. world of personal finance. Quite simply,
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equity markets have been on a nearly All opinions and data included in this commentary are
meteoric rise since the spring of as of April 7, 2017 and are subject to change. The opinions
2009. If you haven’t taken the time to and views expresses herein are of Cutler Investment Counsel,
reallocate your portfolio to continue LLC and are not intended to be a forecast of future events,
to meet your risk tolerance, you a guarantee of future results or investment advice. This
could be taking on a great deal of report is provided for informational purposes only
unintended risk.
and should not be considered a recommendation or
4. Everyone Needs Estate Planning. solicitation to purchase securities. This information
You don’t have to be Thurston Howell should not be used as the sole basis to make any investment
III to need an Estate Plan. Do you
want to decide what happens to your
decision. The statistics have been obtained from sources
believed to be reliable, but the accuracy and completeness How is our approach different
things when you leave this world
or would you prefer the State do it?
Wills, Trusts, Guardianships, Power
of this information cannot be guaranteed. Neither Cutler
Investment Counsel, LLC nor its information providers are
responsible for any damages or losses arising from any
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of Attorney, and Advanced Directives use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee
all are important considerations for of future results. All investments involve risk, including
you and your family. possible loss of principal amount invested.

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

CIGAR is Good

y dad was a really smart and your fuel. Skip ahead to where you’ve
talented guy. There wasn’t got the engine going and you do
much he couldn’t do, and do checklist “CIGAR” C is for Controls;
pretty well. His main difficulty for most I is for Instruments; G is for Gas; A is
of his early life, however, was that he for Aircraft and R is for Runup. Now,
didn’t have many resources to work with. you’re (hopefully) ready to fly. What
Growing up during the Great Depression does this have to do with construction, Our approach differs from most Financial Advisors
taught dad to be resilient, clever and you ask? Flying and building are
resourceful. Once he joined the US Army activities where failure can get really because we are focused on providing institutional
Air Corps, his resource problems got a expensive. A CIGAR-like checklist for quality investment solutions to our clients.
lot easier. The Government had all kinds your project is critically important.
of neat stuff that a kid who grew up in Successful construction needs planning,
logging camps could only dream of. preparation, confirmation of resources,
Like airplanes. Dad loved airplanes and (both financial and physical) proper Our investment team pays attention to the details so
flying and taught me to love them, too. execution, communication and process
you can pay attention to the things that matter to you.
Some of the best memories I have are of management. Flying and construction are
dad and me flying somewhere even if also both team endeavors and the folks you
it was just to get a hamburger and slice have on your team can make the difference
of pie. So, the Goverment taught dad between success and failure. A good CUTLER
to fly and dad taught me, for which I’ll contractor, like a good pilot, is most likely
always be grateful. But flying requires a to bring your project in safely. These days,
whole different approach than driving you might have a harder time getting the GROUP
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technology, dance, rock music, gymnastics, acrobatics
and a circus—an amazing feast for your eyes.
If you had the day off, which we didn’t, you could
indulge in the many pool parties, rent a Ferrari and race
it at a track, see the aquarium, shoot machine guns in
the desert, swim with a Dolphin for $500 an hour, ski
on Mt. Charleston, golf, rent a dune buggy, hike at Red
Rock State Park, take a helicopter to the Grand Canyon,
see one of many museums or skydive indoors.
Oh, by the way, the real estate conference was great
with lots of information, statistics and trends. Most
markets around the country have homes increasing
Let's Talk Real Estate in value and have low vacancy rates for rentals. Real
estate markets are always “local,” but it’s nice to see that
by Graham Farran, Expert Properties most of the US has recovered from the last real estate
recession and many markets have gained back all of the
Las Vegas – The Adult Disneyland losses and more.
We learned that 10,000 baby boomers are retiring
per day, a rate of 3.65 million a year. The benefactors
are the local markets, like ours, that attract retirees.
These markets have seen faster growth values than
other markets. The other interesting trend was how
many homes are being built across the country vs. how
many need to be built to fulfill demand. In Oregon,
it’s projected that we need approximately 25,000 home
starts in 2016 to keep up with demand but only 2,500
were built, which is one-tenth of what is needed.
The demand for rental housing is so strong that it’s
making it extremely difficult to rent in certain markets,
including ours. Because of this, states are changing

e just got back from a week-long real estate which is a Slurpee filled with alcohol. Every other laws, or trying to change laws, that favor tenants over
conference in Las Vegas. We hadn’t been person you pass is trying to hand you a card—usually landlords. Oregon recently passed a law that requires
there in a while and I was quickly reminded advertising a vice of some sort. At the same time, there landlords to give 90-day notice of rent increases,
of what man has built in the Nevada desert. It’s a is a stream of helicopters flying around the strip on increasing it from a 30 days’ notice. Currently, as you
strange combination of fantasy hotels, 5-Star restaurants popular tours. We walked by high-end retail stores, read this article, our State Legislature is trying to pass
or buffets, carnival rides, gambling, world-class carnival rides, and gambling casinos trying to entice you rent control laws that would limit certain rent increases.
productions and live entertainment, all with a slight inside. There is a Roller Coaster on the side of the New Lastly, there was a lot of conversation about the
undertone of sophisticated sleaze. York-New York Hotel and a Ferris wheel that gives you direction of interest rates which everyone agreed is only
After being in class all day, we would choose from some great views of Vegas at night; of course each of the going one direction, and that is up. It is however, a slow
dozens of choices as to where to go for dinner. The first 20-person cars has its own bar. If you are adventurous, climb so we should still have low interest rates for the
night we ate at a French diner out on the sidewalk of you can grab a cab and see the old downtown area next couple of years.
a Parisian Café, under a red awning. The next night, where the crowded Fremont Street is now covered in Having sat in classes for hours, I did think of how lucky
we decided to eat by an Italian canal, made to look like millions of lights which go off every hour to rock music. our local real estate market is. We’re doing a great job of
Venice, in a building made to look like we were outside. If all of that is not enough to entertain you, the live attracting retirees, our rental rates don’t make sense so
Next we chose an outside patio overlooking a replica of shows are everywhere. Cirque Du Soleil has seven most renters want to buy, and we should have historically-
Lake Como in northern Italy, and lastly we ate at a great different shows running in different hotels, and while low interest rates for a few more years to come.
French diner in the Eiffel Tower about 10 floors up. we were there, Britney Spears and a dozen other famous Graham Farran is a broker with Expert Properties, located
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For more, please visit & Facebook/TheJacksonvilleReview
Jacksonville Art Events • Tuesday Evenings: Open Jam Tuesdays, • Sunday, May 14, 11:00am-5:00pm: mother's
May 2017 hosted by bandleader T.J. Elton, day at red lily vineyards. p 8
at J'ville Tavern. See ad this page
ART’Clectic Garden Party Group Show • Monday, May 15, 2:00-4:00pm: learn to
May 5–28 • Fridays, 5:00-8:00pm: live music at play clag card game, Naversen room at
Sixteen artist and artisan schmidt family vineyards. p 8 Jacksonville Library. Also on Friday May 26, 9:00-
members of ART’Clectic 11:00am. See article next page
present an eclectic mix of • Saturday & Sunday, April 29 & 30, 10:00am-3:00pm:
framed fine art, giclée heritage plant sale at hanley • Friday, May 19, 7:00pm: movie night at old
prints, home and garden
decor items and furniture, farm. city hall, "Saturday's Children." See ad next page
photography, pine needle
baskets, textile art, • Wednesday, May 3, noon-1:00pm: sohs & JCLS • Saturday, May 20, 8:00am-noon: community
jewelry, and pottery for windows in time series, George Kramer, cleanup day in jacksonville
their Garden Party show. Historic Preservationist and Historian, presents “The historic cemetery. p 13
Opening at 11:00 am on Show Started at the Sidewalk: The History of the
Friday, May 5, the Garden Above, quilts by Charlotte Wirfs, Holly & Other Theaters.” at Medford Library. Also • Saturday, May 20, 9:00am-2:00pm: soroptimist
Party show at the gallery garden furniture by Lisa St. May 10 at the Ashland Library. p 12 garden tour. See article p 28
open every Thursday Arnold, and oil paintings by
through Sunday until May Walt Wirfs. • Friday, May 5, tours at 7:00, 7:15, 7:30 & 7:45pm: • Saturday, May 20, 10:00am-4:00pm: friends of
28. Artisans’ Reception on jacksonville library book sale.
jacksonville haunted history
Saturday, May 6 from 1–3pm with refreshments and live Members-only presale is 9:00-10:00am. Naversen Room
music by Minstrel Streams. tours. Leaves from Visitor Center at N Oregon &
C Street. Ad p 11 & article p 14 at Jacksonville Library.
Life Drawing Studio
Practice your hand-eye coordination by drawing profes- • Saturday, May 6, 9:00am-5:00pm & Sunday, May • Saturday, May 20, 11:00am-4:00pm: hanley
sional models every week! Drop in with your sketchbook 7, 10:00am-4:00pm: spring garden fair, farm annual children's heritage
and pencil for our weekly Figure Drawing studio every fair. See article p 12
Monday from 1–3pm. Just $10/session. Jackson County Expo. See article and ad p 26

Art Presence Off-Site Exhibits • Saturday, May 6, 11:00am-5:00pm: roam the • Saturday, May 20, noon-4:00pm: beekman
rogue spring wine tour, Upper Rogue house museum victorian days,
~ Watercolors by Anne Brooke at Pioneer Village.
Wineries. p 6 "Victorian Art & Decor: From Comfort to Excess." p 11
~ Works by Kathleen Hoevet in the Jacksonville Library’s
Naversen Room.
• Sunday, May 7, 11:00am-5:00pm: spring • Sunday, May 21: jacksonville wine
~ Photography by Tom Ommen at the Medford Library. cruise, Jacksonville Wineries. See Daisy Creek ad p 37
artisan market at red lily
Art Presence Art Center is a nonprofit organization vineyards. p 8
located at 206 N. Fifth St., next to Jacksonville’s historic • Sunday, May 21, 11:00am-5:00pm: applegate
courthouse. Gallery hours: 11am–5pm every Fri–Sun. valley uncorked self-paced wine • Sunday, May 7, noon-5:00pm: MAIFEST AT
BIGHAM KNOLL. Music starts at 12:30pm. May tour, Applegate Valley Wineries. p 8 & 20
GoodBean Coffee Pole Dances, Maibock on tap, Children’s Activities. p 40
May 1–31: Paintings by Signa Hillis • Thursday, May 25, 7:00pm: jacksonville
Signa Hillis lives in Apple- • Tuesday, May 9, 6:30-8:00pm: tuesday elementary school presents "the
gate, OR, where she has evening stroll in jacksonville wizard of oz" on Britt Stage. See article p 28
been painting regularly for historic cemetery. p 13
about five years. Signa uses • Friday, May 26: builders association
lively colors and appealing • Friday & Saturday, May 12 & 13, 9:00am-4:00pm: poker tournament. p 17
design elements which
southern oregon firewise expo,
embellish verses from the • Saturday, May 27, tours at noon, 1:30 & 3:00pm:
Scriptures. She paints verses Jackson County Fire District 3, 8383 Agate Road,
beekman house living history,
that have helped her to White City. See article p 14
"Time Travel to 1932." p 11
navigate situations in her
own life, sharing the most • Saturday, May 13, 10:00am-3:00pm:
• Sunday & Monday, May 28 & 29, 11:00am-3:00pm:
encouraging aspects of her jacksonville garden club spring
faith with a lighthearted, uplifting style. MEMORIAL DAY MEET & GREET AT
sale, in the alcove next to the Post Office on N
165 South Oregon Street ~ 541-899-8740 jacksonville historic cemetery. p 13
Oregon Street. See article and ad p 7
South Stage Cellars • Saturday, May 13, 10:00-11:30am: history
• Friday, June 2, tours at 7:00, 7:15, 7:30 & 7:45pm:
May 11–June 15: Paintings by Melody Blore saturday in jacksonville historic
jacksonville haunted history
For two years, Melody Blore tours. Leaves from Visitor Center at N Oregon &
cemetery. "Entertainment and Leisure Time in
was “the girl next door” as C Street. Ad p 11 & article p 14
proprietress of the French the Late 1800's and Early 1900's." p 13
BouTeaque. Now she’s • Sunday, June 4, 2:00pm & 3:30pm: pioneer
inside SSC with a show of • Saturday, May 13, noon-4:00pm: benefit
history in story & song with
her art! Melody’s charming bbq, Applegate Lion's Club and Applegate Fire
david gordon, "Pioneer Laughter" Naversen
paintings feature a cheerful Department fundraiser for cancer-stricken firefighter.
color palette and thoughtful Room at the library. Seating is limited, reservations
Wayside Park in the Applegate Valley. See info p 14
attention to detail. Enjoy suggested. p 11
live music by Jeff Kloetzel, • Saturday, May 13, 7:00pm: "an evening to
complimentary hors • Saturday, June 10, 10:00am-4:00pm: medford
remeMber," benefit for Women's Crisis Support
d’oeuvres, and wine tasting aauw garden tour. p 28
Team. GPHS Performing Arts Center, Grants Pass. p 23
at an artist reception on
Sat, May 20 from 5:30–8 pm. Visit Melody’s studio
gallery at Ashland Art Center to see more of her work.
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I built her original site in
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in her sleep on April 12. We are
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enjoyed her friendship and wonder-
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A Cup of Conversation
by Michael Kell
An Evening To
In Defense of Presidents
and Generals
Join Jocelyn
T for an evening of
he North was losing the war to Democrats in the South now seeing
keep the Union. Robert E. Lee, the light of political reality were losing
a southern aristocrat, originally base to the way of the prosperous, de- live music,
asked to lead the Union, chose the side segregated industrial North. In an act of song and dance
of his beloved Virginia even though his
personal belief was slavery to be a moral
desperate political survival, LBJ hitched
his segregation-bent wagon to MLK,
w/special guests:
and political evil. Lee was a U.S. Military dragging his Democrat brethren kicking Janeen McGinnis
Academy man, smarter and tougher and screaming along the way. Miles Kehoe
than any of Lincoln's field generals. The Not long after, Lyndon Baines Johnson David Schmidt
Confederate rebels were hardened, gritty changed American history. In 1964, he Wolf Bradley
farm boys willing to fight and bleed for signed the Civil Rights Act with 63% Sarah Foster
their jaded cause and for honor as they of seated Democrats but 80% of seated Jocelyn S
knew it. The very future of America was Republicans voting yes in the House. In chmidt Eden Daggett
in the balance. the Senate,
is a dan
With livecer, singer, and actr
Penny King
Lincoln then only 60% she will musicians and ess. Sabina Hillman
hired Ulysses of seated mix of theentertain the audspieecial guests, Stillpoint Dance Studio Dancers
ater tunes, nc
S. Grant, a Democrats but both old ea with a All That Jazz Advanced
nd new.
rough, crude 82% of seated Production Team Dancers
man with a Republicans
bad drinking voted yes. The
Grant was
tough as nails,
Voting Rights
Act later
passed with
May 13, 2017 7pm $25
a brawler and
not afraid
very similar
GPHS Performing Arts Center
to die in battle nor to ask of his men Fifty years ago, the party of segregation 8th and Olive Street, Grants Pass
the same. Grant came with no political occupying the White House along
baggage. Unlike his gentile West Point with the minority party of Lincoln in For tickets & more info:
brethren, he wasn’t beholden to the upper- Congress, TOGETHER, led the way to
class order and had no agenda other than make right a terrible wrong. When it
Tickets also available at Evergreen Federal Bank
winning on the battlefield. Grant was the
vehicle Lincoln used to end the Civil War,
comes to history, you have to love the
numbers. Social engineering revisionist All proceeds to support the
preserve this great country and rid us of
the scourge of slavery.
academics can’t change a vote count or
congressional roll call…so just forget
Women’s Crisis Support Team
George Patton was a rabid narcissist, to mention the details or mention it
abusive, foul-mouthed and self- altogether. If you're still paying off
righteous. Patton had no time for politics. student loans and don’t know this,
General Patton, however, did what no maybe you should ask for your tuition
other general could or would do. He took back? Good luck with that but why
huge risks to do the impossible, governed was this omitted from your liberal arts,
by a warrior spirit and steely will to win. political science and American history
Patton is the reason why Hitler could not
take a breath on the western front. The
curriculums? What else don’t you know
but think you do? Jacksonville FREE Movie Night
Supreme Allied Commander and soon- Misinformation, lies and inflammatory
to-be leader of the free world, General rhetoric are old tyrants but have become 7:00 PM at Old City Hall
Dwight Eisenhower, used Patton as a the cool kids on campus once again (Doors Open at 6:30)
battering ram to penetrate the Rhineland, and now all the children want to be
Friday – May 19
bring Hitler to his knees and destroy the just like them. Few young adults today
evil of Nazism. question academic authority but rage in
President Lyndon Baines Johnson was disrespect without doing their homework
raised Southern Democrat, a redneck in concerning a status quo they by design
the classic tradition, not the current day, know little about. Regardless, the older
watered down, ‘everybody’s a racist’ folk are fed up being told green is purple.
redneck. The Republican opposition In defense of presidents and generals,
was the party of Lincoln. LBJ was a God can reserve use of desperately
notorious womanizer, a crude bully, vile- flawed men to achieve great things in
mouthed and master political strategist. desperate times. 1 These men are then
Johnson was responsible for pushing his held to account in this world and the
Democrat-controlled Congress to pass the one escapes. 2 This is really the
Civil Rights laws his predecessor, John story of every man, just differing degrees. In love and broke in the big city
F. Kennedy, began and it was his own 1
1 Cor 1:27 2 Rom 14:12
stubborn party of the Donkey needing to Be good not bitter.
be pulled across the aisle. Michael is a coffee entrepreneur and
Martin Luther King, Jr. was on the sometimes author living in the Pacific
holy march, changing hearts and minds. Northwest with his lovely wife, Mary.

CLAG Card Game Classes Coming
Those interested in learning to play the
card game, “Deal with It!” are invited to
attend classes at the Naversen Room at
the Jacksonville Library in May. “Deal
with It!” is a trick-taking card game
with a trump suit,” says Dee Evers of
Jacksonville who is helping organize the
effort. Also called, “CLAG,” the game
purportedly originated in the Royal
British Air Force, an acronym for Clouds
Low, Aircraft Grounded. Evers notes,
“The game is similar to other card games,
one called “Oh Hell! and can be played
with 3-8 players, is a lot of fun, and is a
combination of strategy and luck.” The two sessions will be spent learning the easy rules
and playing with your classmates. You will then be able to take a rule sheet and a score
sheet home, teach your own family and friends, and enjoy many hours of fun. Classes
to learn CLAG will take place at the Naversen room at the Jacksonville Library on
Monday, May 15, 2:00-4:00pm and on Friday, May 26 from 9:00-11:00am. Card players
may attend one or both classes with instructors, Jerrine & David Rowley, who’ve been
playing for many years. To attend, please RSVP to Jerrine Rowley, jerrinerowley@charter.
net, 541-702-2223 or to Dee Evers,, 541-899-1026.
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by Sandy J. Brown
Common Types of Mortgage Loans
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uying • If you refinance in the future, the
a home process is streamlined.
involves • FHA Mortgage insurance remains in
many steps place for the life of the loan.
and the type • Cannot be used for second homes or
of financing investment properties.
you choose is • The property must be in good
one of the most condition. Otherwise, an FHA 203k
important. Just loan must be used.
as homes come VA Loan:
in a variety of architectural styles Federal and Oregon veterans' home
and prices, so do the ways you can loan programs gives active or retired
finance them. While it’s easy to tell military personnel the opportunity to
if you prefer a ranch style home or a purchase a home with a zero-down
craftsman, figuring out what kind of payment and no mortgage insurance
loan you should get requires a little premium. VA loans also offer low
more investigation. Your lender can interest rates. Here are the main points
discuss all your options in detail, but of this program:
this will help you understand some of • No down payment
the main loan types. • Minimal closing costs
Conventional Loans: • No private mortgage insurance (PMI)
Conventional loans are also known as • Easier refinancing
conforming loans, since they conform to • Low rates
a set of standards set by Fannie Mae and • Must pay a mandatory funding fee
Freddie Mac. They are the most common that can be up to 3% of the total
type of loans because they offer good mortgage amount, although it may
rates, low costs and flexibility. Following be reduced or waived.
are the main points of this program: • Backed by the Department of
• Can be used to purchase a primary Veteran's Affairs, these loans involve
residence, second home, or rental additional steps during processing
property. which can lengthen the approval
• Are available in fixed rates, process.
adjustable rates (ARMs), and offer • While borrowers can take advantage
many loan terms—usually from 10 to of VA limits to closing fees, sellers
30 years. may be forced to pay them,
• Down payments as low as 3%. discouraging many from considering
• No monthly mortgage insurance VA buyers.
with a down payment of at least 20%. • The VA enforces rigid requirements
• Lower mortgage insurance costs than for home inspections, which can
FHA loans. delay the process and even impede
• Mortgage insurance is cancelable buyers who would like to purchase
when home equity reaches 20%. the home “as is.” For instance,
“Interest only” loans have a lower if the home requires any repairs
payment but the loan balance is not paid and the seller is not willing to do
off when you make your regular payment. these repairs, the home may not be
Government Insured Loans: approved for VA financing.
FHA Loan. FHA loans were created USDA Rural Housing Loan:
for lower income households that would This loan is offered by the U.S.
otherwise not be able to purchase a home Department of Agriculture (USDA) in
due to poor credit. These mortgages are rural areas. Geared toward low-income
government-insured, which guarantees buyers, USDA loans can have down
that the lender won’t lose its money if payments as low as 0%. Here are the
the borrower defaults. Here are the main main points of this program:
points of this program: • Allows for 100% financing with no
• Loan limits are capped based on the down payment.
medium home price in the county • Loan qualifying criteria and credit
the house is located. standards are flexible.
• More lenient credit guidelines. Those • Monthly mortgage insurance (PMI)
with less-than-perfect credit may is required but less when compared
qualify. to FHA loans.
• Interest rates are lower than some • Home seller can pay all buyers
other loan programs. closing costs and escrow fees.
• Down payment of only 3.5% of the • The house must be located in a
purchase price. USDA eligible location.
• If the home needs repairs, you may • Household income must be below
opt for the FHA 203k loan (loan that the USDA income limit per county.
allows you to include the renovation Your lender may offer additional types
costs into your loan). of loans so be sure to contact your lender
• The seller can pay most of your for details on these programs and others
closing costs. that may be available.
• Requires less income and assets than Sandy J. Brown, lives in Jacksonville and is
other loan types. a real estate broker and land use planner with
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o you remember story problems
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The Literary Gardender
by Rhonda Nowak

Are you going to the
Spring Garden Fair?

imon and Garfunkel did not write • Pick up a copy of the “Garden
“Scarborough Fair,” although Guides for the Rogue Valley” at the
the folksy musical duo’s 1966 Information Booth. There‘s a guide
version of the song is most well known for vegetables, berries and melons
today. In fact, the author of “Scarborough and one for trees and shrubs. I
Fair” remains a mystery, although think both guides are indispensable
historians say the 1800s for gardening
adaptation, which was Are you going to Scarborough Fair? effectively in our
the first to include the Parsley, sage, rosemary & thyme region.
lyrics we’re familiar Remember me to one who lives there • Attend one
with, came from an She once was a true love of mine. or more of the
Old English ballad that ~ 19th century English ballad short gardening
was popular during demonstrations
Medieval times. presented by Master
Scarborough is Gardeners. Topics
a small town on include: drought
the eastern coast of tolerant & deer
England. It was once resistant gardening,
a popular gathering culinary herbs,
place during August starting a vegetable
and September when garden, pollinators
vendors, traders and in the garden,
entertainers would summer mulching
come from all over and watering, raised
England to sell their bed gardening,
wares in a huge planning and
open-air market that growing a monarch
lasted for 45 days. butterfly garden, gardening in the
Back then, everyone would have shade, growing onions and garlic,
known that the herbs mentioned in the and winter vegetables.
song symbolized virtues the songwriter • Enter the raffle for a chance to win: a
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There is little doubt that Medieval stand, two owl boxes and one free
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look forward to the annual Spring • Check out all of the opportunities for
Garden Fair. The iconic event is our way becoming a part of a local gardening
of welcoming in the gardening season, or nature community. Folks will be
A Great Fit for the Perfect Smile! and to once again experience the magic of on hand with information about:
being around so many plants and plant the OSU Master Gardener program,
Serving Jacksonville for over a decade with lovers at one time. OSU Master Food Preservers, OSU
The 38th Spring Garden Fair, hosted Land Stewards, Cascade Bonsai
30 years of experience in the Valley. by the Jackson County Master Gardener Society, Rogue Valley Rose Society,
Association, takes place from 9:00am Rogue Valley Audubon Society,
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There will be plenty of parsley, sage,
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rosemary and thyme at this year’s fair, • And, of course, be sure to stock up
Valley Denture Care along with thousands of other plants and
garden supplies, yard art, free gardening
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Diana Helvey L.D. demonstrations and much more. Here are Jackson County Master Gardener
some recommendations to make the most Association and several local plant
Now located next to Pony Espresso! of the Spring Garden Fair this year: nurseries and growers.
535 N Fifth Street • Jacksonville • Stop by and say hello to vendors According to Medieval herbal lore, the
who are Jacksonville residents: combination of parsley, sage, rosemary Alison’s Garden, Blue Door Garden and thyme creates a powerful love
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Day gift booth. help but fall in love with gardening and
• Bring a plant you’re concerned springtime all over again.
about to the JCMGA’s Plant Clinic Rhonda Nowak is a member of the Jackson
and talk to knowledgeable Master County Master Gardener Association and
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and disease problems. more on gardening in her Literary Gardener
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Love Thy Pollineighbor
by Kenda Swartz Pepper

Managing Mosquitoes and Protecting
Pollinators Part I

hey’ve been around for 30 Mosquito management insecticides
million years. They’re most active are linked to human health risks
at 80°F and unable to function like cancer, according to Xerces. The
below 50°F. They can sense the lactic acid nonprofit, Beyond Pesticides also
and carbon dioxide from an animal’s highlights the public health hazards
breath up to 100 feet away. The females associated with widespread pesticide
beat their wings 500 times per second exposure. Making informed decisions

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producing a piercing high-pitched whine about the impacts of mosquito-borne
that unmistakably and annoyingly illnesses versus the synthetic pesticides
announces her presence. used to control them is vitally
Considered by most to be an important to your health and that of the
aggravating nuisance and by many a wildlife in your community.
disease-carrying adversary, mosquitoes Xerces Society states that “to stem
in their adult and larval stages serve the tide of harm caused by mosquito-
an important purpose in ecology—a borne diseases, it is vital that we act
food source to frogs, small fish, aquatic strategically—and take an approach
beetles, dragonflies, damselflies, bats, informed by science, not fear. A
birds, turtles, and even other mosquitoes. century and a half of experience clearly
Adult mosquitoes nectar on plants and demonstrates that indiscriminate use of
are pollinators. insecticides throughout our communities
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Oregon have Vector Control agencies and
the incidence of WNV in humans from
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the other valid reasons for spraying toxic removing standing water, which would
substances on our wildlife? eliminate the eggs and/or larvae.
According to the Xerces Society for • Check your yard after each rain
Invertebrate Conservation, “spraying • Remove standing water from old
pesticides is the knee-jerk reaction to tires, buckets, flower pots, drains,
mosquitoes…such simple approaches and anywhere that it pools like on
rarely work. Data from the last 150 tarps covering woodpiles
years illustrate that relying on broad- • Unclog gutters
scale insecticide spraying is not effective • Fix leaky hoses and faucets
at managing mosquitoes. Insecticides • Refresh birdbaths or dog bowls
can also have profound impacts on the weekly Full line of Jim Shore
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food for birds and fish as well as the bees on tips for DIY repellent, simple Statues
that pollinate our food.” preventative solutions, attracting
Monarch butterfly caterpillars have a mosquito predators, the importance of
significantly lower survival rate when reporting dead birds, and a surprising
milkweed (host plant) is sprayed for benefit of coffee.
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Two Jacksonville Gardens Featured Kiwanis Honors Student of the Month
on AAUW Garden Tour for April
For the month of April, the Kiwanis
Club of Jacksonville honored Jewel
Burgoyne-Russell, a senior at South
Medford High School as student of
the month. Her proud mother is Tanya
Winslow of Medford. Her current grade
point average is 3.9.
She is finishing up her senior year
taking Health, Economics, Contemporary
Issues, Computer Skills, English, and AP
Calculus. She says she loves math!
Jewel participates in choir, theatre, cross
country, and plays on the softball team,
and played in the Rogue Valley softball
invitational. She loves to help care for the
elderly and works at Judy’s Foster Care
and Horton Plaza. She has also worked
as a volunteer on the Red Cross Blood
Drive and has helped with Hearts with a
Mission, and the Maslow Project.
Her goals include attending Portland
Kiwanis' Dave Wilson with
State University to become a Registered
Jewel Burgoyne-Russell
Nurse and then work to care for needy
Mark your calendar for the 9th- that invites peaceful contemplation. Glass people and to positively influence those takes great pride in all of her volunteer
Annual Medford AAUW Garden Tour artist Randy Perkins is providing his art around her. work and her relationships with her
on Saturday, June 10 from 10:00am for special interest in this garden for the As she has grown up, Jewel has been family, her peers, and school teachers.
to 4:00pm. This year’s tour features day. In contrast, the second Central Point influenced by her mother, grandmother One of the best things about
two Jacksonville gardens, along with location is a tropical oasis, complete with and her teachers. Since her father passed Kiwanis is being able to honor these
four other diverse landscapes, chosen palm tree, waterfall, and pool. Enjoy a away recently, she has learned to be more fine outstanding students from South
to provide you with lots of ideas and happy little paradise with a profusion of passionate in everything she does. She Medford High School each month.
inspiration for your own garden spaces. pots and artistic touches.
The 2017 tour theme is “West Side Story” On McKenzie Drive in Medford, May and Drivers Ed
because all six gardens, as well as Caprice the home of a landscape designer,
Vineyards, where wine and food from a delightful space demonstrates the by Ashleigh Scheuneman

the Buttercloud Bakery food truck will be application of “sustainability” principles big part of growing-up and figure I can’t complain. By this time
available for purchase, are located on the to achieve a low-water-usage garden that becoming independent, is you’re probably wondering where
west side of the valley. includes food crops. Also in Medford learning how to drive. For Jacksonville fits into all of this, (or at least
In Jacksonville, enjoy a lovely and on Coleman Creek Road is this year’s many kids out there attempting to get my editor is) so here it is. Unlike many
carefully-planned garden on Laurel hospitality garden where ticket holders their license or pass their permit test, of the congested roads in Medford, I
Lane. Each plant in this small space may enjoy refreshments during the day’s this is one of the few huge tests we’ve find driving in Jacksonville much more
has been thoughtfully chosen for color tour. Listed on the National Register of had outside of school. Sometimes, our enjoyable. The speed limit is a friendly
and texture and placed where each can Historic Places, this enchanted estate driving education consists of mom or 20, making it easy on me to brake,
best thrive as they provide color and is home to a 100-year-old oak as well dad buckled in tight to the passenger turn, and generally just practice my
interest throughout the seasons. When as formal gardens filled with fanciful seat while gripping both sides of the car, driving skills. Also, scenery is exquisite.
combined with the garden art and creatures and sculptures. knuckles white. Other times, it is made Jacksonville is so welcoming to me when
fencing, the result has a “secret” garden Tickets are $20 (free for children under up of the parent who, for some reason, I see those tall brick buildings stamping a
feel. At the second Jacksonville property 12) and may be purchased beginning in thinks you already know what you’re pattern on the bright blue sky. The signs
on Singler Lane, the owner has created early May at any Grange Co-op location, doing. For others, myself included, are always so colorful and people just
the look of an English country garden Blue Door Garden Store in Jacksonville, driver’s education comes in the form of look happier in Jacksonville. Or maybe
with swathes of colorful perennials and Caprice Vineyards in Central Point, Penny a class at RCC. Although it is nice to see I’m just happier.
massed hanging baskets of bright, shade- and Lulu Studio Florist in Medford, or my friends for an extended period of As the final word on this, I would like
loving annuals. The backyard focuses on at any of the gardens on the day of the the day, I can tell this class is going to be to remind you how blessed we all are to
pollinator-friendly plants. tour. No ticket is necessary at Caprice difficult. They don’t let just anyone drive live in such a beautiful place, a place alive
Two more gardens are located in Vineyards. All proceeds from the on the roads these days. But then again, with rich history and fluid color, instead
Central Point. The garden on Old Stage tour fund educational and leadership maybe they do. Even in the few driving of the bleak grayness large cities tend to
Road includes fountains and waterfalls opportunities for local women and girls. outings I’ve had on my way to school and carry. So go on out and twirl in the breeze
found along the meandering walkways of For further information and garden addresses, home again, I have already experienced (unless you have allergies, but that goes
this charming and well-planned garden please visit what it feels like to be tailed when you’re without saying). Have a joyous May!
going the speed limit, and what it’s like Ashleigh Lu
News from Jacksonville Elementary School to be honked at when you’re a second Scheuneman lives in the
The 7th-Annual Jacksonville too late going when the light turns green. Jacksonville hills with her
Elementary School’s Writers’ Festival However, those experiences make me want mother, father, and two
will be held on Tuesday, May 9th from to be even more patient when I see others sisters. She is 14-years-
6:00-8:00pm in the school gymnasium. going slowly down the road. old and is in high school.
National best-selling author Megan In addition to this, the class I am When she grows-up,
McDonald will be the keynote speaker taking is eating up other time. It’s not she would like to be a
this year. Ms. McDonald is the author so different from a sport though, so I published author.
of many beloved books, including the
Judy Moody series and the tales of Judy’s
younger brother, related in the Stink North Valley Soroptimist
series. Jacksonville Pioneers are honored
to welcome her! Stanek, students from the fourth, fifth
Garden Tour is May 20
The Writers’ Festival is a school-wide and sixth grades will dazzle the audience Tour lovely private gardens in the
event, featuring the writing of every with their musical talent. This annual Medford and Phoenix areas at the
student. During the festival, students performance kicks-off the summer of North Valley Soroptimist 15th-Annual
will hear from Ms. McDonald about music on the hill. Students also put on Garden Tour on Saturday, May 20,
her creative process, then meet in small a special performance for students from from 9:00am-2:00pm.
groups with local authors, journalists, other elementary schools. Tickets for the Tickets are $15 and can be purchased
educators and other writing enthusiasts community’s evening show are $4 per from April 15-May 19 at Blue Door
who facilitate discussion of each person or $9 for an immediate family. Garden Store and Penny & Lulu Studio
student’s writing. Their favorite piece of The revenue from this year's production Florist—on the day of the tour, at Roxy
writing is also published in an annual will support next year's musical. Ann Winery.
student anthology, making each of our This amazing opportunity for our Soroptimists is an organization of
Jacksonville students a published author. students could not happen without the businesswomen and professionals in an
Our thanks go to Amy Kranenburg, the dedication of Jacksonville’s talented international network of members who
Writers’ Festival Coordinator, as well as music teacher Wendi Stanek, and a corps are dedicated to improving the lives
Jaci Jones, Lisa Savage and the many of volunteers: Carrie Robertson, Wendy of women and girls. Past Rogue Valley
community members and parents who Lewis, Krista Menold, Sarah Grady, projects have included, the Wine Walk for
support this event. Please join us in Joelle Fryer, Sara Rea, Gina Anders, Women’s Health, SMART, Kidspree, The
celebrating our young authors! Brandon Nicol, Colette Meyer, Jessie Maslow Project, and awards to Rogue
You are also invited to join us Pannell, Jackie Green, Lena Swenson, Valley women to further their education.
for a night of music and theater as Diane Patten, Amy Kranenburg, The proceeds of the 15th Annual
Jacksonville students take to the Britt Jennifer Walloch, Klee Rose and Jessica Garden tour will support our local
stage to present The Wizard of Oz on Prins. Thank you also to Britt Festivals projects especially our awards for women
May 25th at 7:00pm. This production for their ongoing support of this fantastic in the valley.
marks the school’s 29th annual community event. The munchkins hope For more information, please email to
musical performed at the Britt! Led by to see you on the hill!
Jacksonville’s music teacher, Wendi
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Friends of Beekman Arboretum Trail Talk by Clayton Gillette
by Becka Kem

Siskiyou Trail Now Open

As our hit-and-miss spring heads Trail, cross Cantrall Creek at Golden
into an uncertain summer, more folks Cave, and head up and to the the right, to
find themselves on our forest trails. An meet Reservoir Road at P4. The Siskiyou
unusually-wet winter gives way to drier Trailhead is at the lower end of the
days when intrepid hikers take to the parking area.
woods to enjoy a walk amidst the carpets A short climb up an abandoned, but
of flowers, cascading streams, and trees heavily-eroded motorcycle trail will
alive with birdsong. Cool crisp mornings bring you to a hikers’ route up to the
and a need for a sunny perch give way to Halls of Manzanita Trail. Save that for
warm days, when shade is a blessing. It’s another day, and turn right and follow
Spring in the Siskiyou Provinces, and our Siskiyou Trail through a couple of
daily weather becomes an adventure all gullies, arriving at Siskiyou View Loop
in itself. Be prepared for anything and be Trail. This half-mile loop leads you up to
Thanks from the Friends of the Arboretum certain to have some sunscreen and your a prominent knob with excellent views
sunglasses in that raincoat pocket. of distant Dutchman Peak and Red
The Friends of the Beekman Arboretum families and community members for Our park volunteers have been busy Mountain, where the Pacific Crest Trail
would like to extend a warm-hearted the annual meeting, hikes and lunch. The the last few months sprucing up the comes from California into Oregon. A
thank you to the dozens of people morning began with the dedication of arboretum, clearing storm debris from firebreak here allows a peek down into
who participated in the CC Beekman the Linda Brodie Family Plaque, located our trails and repairing water erosion Jacksonville’s old water reservoir, where
Arboretum’s many events this spring, on a beautiful rock next to the water damage, adding a foot-bridge at the young manzanita promise to regrow into
including the annual clean-up days and feature. Gatherers then walked through confluence of Jackson and Cantrall a hilltop thicket.
the 24th- Annual Jacksonville Woodlands the arboretum, viewing native plants Creeks, finishing maintenance on Returning to Siskiyou Trail proper,
Hike-a-Thon. and learning about the improvements Siskiyou Trail in Forest Park, (more on turn left, and as you round each ridge,
On March 25, the annual spring and vision for the arboretum. During the that in a bit) chopping back overhanging the Siskiyou Crest greets you again and
clean-up drew more than twenty-five casual annual meeting, children planted shrubbery and pulling poison oak, as again. More gullies promise thin cascades
volunteers. Young sprouts and seasoned seeds, painted rocks and completed well as planting over 400 native plants of water in the wet season, but come up
veterans worked side-be-side, planting scavenger hunts before heading out at the old dam site and throughout dry on the hot days when you’d welcome
several dozen native plants including on a hike. The one-mile hike was led Forest Park. A new botanical area with a water the most. Passing a spur down
bleeding hearts, snowberry, manzanita by Becka Kem while the three-mile comfortable pedestrian-friendly path is to Rail Trail, (a shortcut to your car)
and ferns. Others cleared weeds and hike was led by the JWA’s Larry Smith. underway at the lower kiosk in the park. continue on, as the view south becomes
prepped the ground for the installation Everyone finished-off the activities with Siskiyou Trail is open for hikers. more expansive. A series of gentle
and placement of the Linda Brodie snacks and lunch on the Beekman House Contouring along the steep hillsides switchbacks take you down through bird
water feature dedication rock and lawn, generously provided by Dr. Jason of the eastern boundary of the park, it bills, fawn lilies, frittillaries, buckwheat,
plaque. The volunteer irrigation crew and Jacque Williams of Jacksonville prides itself on its spring flowers and larkspur; finally arriving at Ponderosa
unearthed and identified several leaks Chiropractic Clinic. views of the Siskiyou Crest to the south. Snag Trail. A right turn takes you back to
in the irrigation system that will help It was a fantastic day for Jacksonville, Traveling it from north to south gives a your car at P2. Enjoy the trails.
with water conservation efforts. The the Jacksonville Woodlands Association fuller appreciation of its expansive vistas. Trail Talk is a monthly column by Clayton
focus of this work day was to prepare and the Friends of the CC Beekman Start out from parking area P2, Gillette about hiking the Jacksonville
for the Hike-a-Thon that featured the Arboretum. up Norling Trail, and cross the new Woodlands trail system. For more information,
improvements underway at the CC If you have questions or would like to foot bridge over Jackson Creek at its please visit the Jacksonville Woodlands
Beekman Arboretum. get involved, please contact Becka Kem at confluence with Cantrall Creek. Continue Association website at
The Jacksonville Woodlands Hike- up across Norling Road onto Ridgeview
a-Thon was a success and drew many

SUTA Trail Update: Jack-Ash Trail Construction The East ART is in the Making!
to be Completed in May by Diana Coogle, Applegate Trails Association
by Joy Rogalla, Siskiyou Upland Trails Association If the Tin Cup Trail, an old Native "It was a nice mix of local community,"
American path, is one of the oldest in Andrew said. "Everybody was happy
The Siskiyou Upland Trails Association landscape with mature forests, meadows the Applegate, the first miles of the East working together for a cause they
is excited to announce that construction full of wildflowers, and amazing 360 ART, recently hacked out by Pulaskis, believed in."
of 4.5 miles of new trail across Anderson degree views to the Siskiyou Crest, Red McLeods, and mattocks, is one of the Maybe it was the views that kept
Butte should be Buttes, and east to newest. And what a beauty it is. people happy.
completed in May! Mt. McLoughlin and In late March, trail crews from the "You will never look at Ruch the
This new trail is the the Crater Lake Rim. Youth Corps and WorkSource joined same after seeing the amazing views
first phase of the Jack- SUTA has hired board members of the Applegate Trails into Ruch from the East ART," Suzie
Ash Trail that will a crew of local trail Association to break ground for the said. "It was so nice to work on the trail
eventually connect the blazers to construct East ART, the first with the snow-capped
trails in Jacksonville the trail, thanks to part of ATA's planned Siskiyou Mountains
and Ashland. The Title II grant funding Applegate Ridge Trail as the backdrop and
construction schedule and community (the ART). David wildflowers at my feet."
has been affected by donations. We have Calahan, board chair, Hope Robertson,
the winter weather, partnered with was amazed at how chair of Siskiyou
but the crews have Rogue WorkSource much work was done Uplands Trails
been diligently to staff the trail crew the first day. "The Association, took time
working despite all and provide their amount of trail that has away from building
the rain and snow. wonderfully talented been cut is absolutely SUTA's Jack-Ash Trail
In addition, SUTA youth crew to assist incredible!" he said. to help ATA with its
has been performing in construction Then came the volunteers, between trail. "This East ART is just gorgeous,"
ongoing maintenance when possible. In 26 and 30 grubber-wielding and shovel- she said. "Seeing that trail segment and
of the Sterling Mine addition, we have pushing workers on April 1. BLM knowing what we are up to on the Jack-
Ditch Trail, installed had substantial help employees who had helped usher ATA Ash inspires me to get the connection
map boxes at all of the trailhead kiosks from the Medford BLM, local volunteers, through the long paperwork process, made between the two trail systems. It's
for the SMDT, and is coordinating with and Northwest Youth Corp Crews. preliminary to that day of actual going to be awesome!"
BLM for more professional trail crews to Besides all the work by the trail construction, were also there. They and Andrew pointed out that there were
help with maintaining the 30 miles of the construction crews, we still will be ATA board members came to experience "people like him," in their 30s and 40s, but
SMDT and its access trails. having a large community trail work the beginning of this physical fulfillment that he "worked alongside a couple of 10-
The Jack-Ash Trail’s 4.5 miles of new day on May 13th where you can come of all that mental work, but what and 11-year-olds," too. The boy he worked
trail for hikers, runners, equestrians and out and help us finish building the brought community volunteers, both with was, at first, not thrilled to be there.
bicyclists combined with existing BLM Jack-Ash Trial. If you’d like to explore that day and April 30? Then an ATA trail supervisor put a small
roads completes a 15-mile connection the new route, check out the views and Andrew Simmons, from Jacksonville, sledge-hammer-like implement in his hand
between both ends of the Sterling wildflowers, and give your shovel or came because he was excited about and suggested he break up rocks. From
Mine Ditch Trail. This creates a 40-mile trail tools some use, we’d love to have having a new trail so close to home. then on, he enthusiastically added his own
loop over and around the Anderson you join us! We all own the trails, and Suzie Savoie, a self-described “avid muscle and strength to those of everyone
Butte Complex, and will offer many helping create one will give you a feeling hiker,” wanted to be a part of history in else working to build the East ART.
opportunities for short and long hikes of ownership and pride in what can the making, saying, she always wonders Join the fun on the next volunteer
and rides. The new trail section offers be accomplished by getting involved. about the history of trails, and who made trail-building day on May 21, or hike
a chance to access higher elevations Details will be posted on SUTA’s website: them and for what purpose. with ATA up Mule Mountain on
on Anderson Butte, reaching the top We look forward Alex Weinbrecht, an ATA board member May 13. Or help build the trail by
right below the remnants of the old fire to seeing you out taking a hike or going who looks forward to horseback riding on donating—$2/foot!
lookout tower at an elevation of 5100 for a ride in the not-to- distant future on the East ART, loved the way everyone was See for more
feet. The trail passes through a beautiful the Jack-Ash. working hard and had a lot of enthusiasm. information.
The Nose Knows Soul Matters by Kate Ingram, M.A.
by Richard Huffaker, DO – Asante Otolaryngologist

Another Day in Paradise

or 15 years now we’ve lived in up to our front porch are still completely
the same, sweet house, and for cracked! Hello cracks! Let me get a good
15 years I’ve been walking our look at you. And there’s my neighbor,
dogs along the same street. Yesterday standing there, fantastically alive, just
as I leashed my companions I grumbled the same, still punctuating her sentences
aloud how tired I was of walking this with you know what I’m saying? Why
street every single day, twice a day. As did that bother me? It’s so… endearing.”
we slowly made our way down the same Since most of us are blessed beyond
road, passing the same old houses and measure to have lives of extraordinary
same old trees, the words of the poet abundance and relative ease, it requires
David Whyte drifted into my head: attention to tune back into the life that
“Attention is the discipline of familiarity.” is humming all around us, all the time.
He’s right, of course. Most of us It requires us to become more like little
have a fairly set routine, lives that children. Small children are naturally
cycle through necessary, if tiresome, attuned to the wonder of Life: they
quotidian requirements: we get up, eat, squat to watch the ants parade in a line
work, cook, clean, run errands and go across the sidewalk. They watch the
to bed every single day. It’s easy to fall clouds take magical shapes. They poke
into a certain numbness around these and touch and stare with rapt attention
activities. It’s easy to take those who live because everything is new. They know
with us for granted; hardly seeing them intuitively and instinctively what
as we pass through the living room, Henry Miller wrote: “The moment one
scarcely listening as they say something gives close attention to anything, even a
we think we already know. Life-as- blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious,
repetitious-routine can all too easily awesome, indescribably magnificent
become wearisome and dull, and herein world in itself.”
The signs of spring are upon us! Pear term relief for both adults and children. lies the grave danger of somnambulating Back on my walk, feeling ashamed
blossoms are casting their fragrant petals; Balloon sinuplasty is performed by an through our lives. and sheepish at my complaining, I
daffodils are showing their sunny faces; otolaryngologist—a specialist in ear, The antidote to our numbness—what stopped walking and began to pay
green lawns are getting mowed; and nose and throat health—generally in the keeps us from falling asleep at the attention. I breathed in the wind-
people are sneezing … a lot. If you’re one doctor’s office using a local anesthetic. wheel, as it were—is attention: radical, washed air, grateful for lungs that
who suffers from chronic sinus trouble— A specially-designed catheter is inserted conscious, purposeful attention. It works so effortlessly. I listened to the
whether caused by allergies or other into the nose to reach the inflamed sinus. requires conscious effort to “be here wind in the pines and the birdsongs
environmental factors—you’ll be glad to On the end of the catheter is a tiny balloon now,” as Ram Das said. The discipline that unfolded one after the next, and
learn, help is available. that’s inflated inside the sinus cavity. of attention means remaining awake looked anew at my old friend walking
Sinus inflammation, or sinusitis, affects The balloon opens the walls of the sinus in the midst of sometimes tedious amiably along, his back legs wobbling,
37 million Americans each year. In some passage allowing blockages to drain and familiarity and not allowing the mind sniffing happily at spikes of spring-
cases, it’s temporary, but for many the normal flow of mucus to resume. to drift into the lazy habit of I know green grass. As I gazed into the forest, a
people, sinusitis is a chronic concern. The benefit to balloon sinuplasty is that this path all-too-well. I’ve seen it all, heard deer, not five yards away, gazed back at
Its causes are many, and may be due to it’s less invasive than traditional sinus it already, done it a thousand times. It me. I’d almost missed seeing that gentle
nasal polyps, smoking, or simply the surgeries. Since there’s no cutting or takes work to shake off the ennui and creature, lost as I was in my shrunken,
way your sinuses are constructed. Some cauterizing, there is very little bleeding, really look and listen as though you are self-centered routine.
people have narrow drainage ducts that a shorter recovery time and minimal experiencing it for the first time. Attention is presence. It is receptivity.
make them more susceptible for sinus discomfort. Many people who undergo In her book, Encyclopedia of an Ordinary It is openness. It is love. And the reward
inflammation or infection. balloon sinuplasty are able to return to Life, Amy Krouse Rosenthal mused about for exercising the discipline of attention
Recurring symptoms of sinusitis include their normal activities within 24 hours. this art of attention and awareness in the is the immeasurable gift of a so-called
throbbing facial pain or pressure, thick If chronic sinus trouble affects your midst of our ordinary lives. ordinary day: beauty, wonder, connection
nasal mucus, headaches, trouble breathing quality of life, talk to your primary care “When I am feeling dreary, annoyed, and the vibrant joy of Life itself. Shake off
or sleeping, bad breath, irritability, provider about a referral to Asante’s and generally unimpressed by life, I the ennui and look again, look deeply, pay
fatigue and even nausea. The bad news otolaryngology department. We can imagine what it would be like to come attention: an “indescribably magnificent
is that only about 40 percent of chronic evaluate your condition to determine back to this world for just a day after world” awaits.
sinusitis patients respond successfully to if you’re a good candidate for balloon having been dead. I imagine how KATE INGRAM, MA, is an award-
medication. That means 60 percent live sinuplasty. sentimental I would feel about the very winning author, life coach and counselor
with the uncomfortable symptoms. Dr. Huffaker practices with Asante things I once found stupid, hateful, or specializing in helping people navigate
The good news is there is relief Physician Partners–Ear, Nose and Throat in mundane. Oh, there’s a light switch! I loss and grief and create happier, more
beyond medication. An innovative Grants Pass. He can be reached at 541-507- haven’t seen a light switch in so long! I meaningful lives. Find out more at
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SightSeeing by Julie D. Danielson, O.D.
Preschool Vision: 2 to 5 Years of Age

very experience a preschooler often develops as a result of crossed eyes, but may occur
has is an opportunity for without noticeable signs.
growth and development. In addition, parents should watch their child for
They use their vision to guide other indication of any delays in development, which may
Just across from learning experiences. From age 2 to 5, a child will be signal the presence of a vision problem. Difficulty with
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Stacking building blocks, rolling a ball back and The preschool years are a time for developing the
forth, coloring, drawing, cutting, or assembling lock- visual abilities that a child will need in school and
Jacksonville Vision Clinic together toys all help improve important visual skills. throughout his or her life. Steps taken during these
Preschoolers depend on their vision to learn tasks that years to help ensure vision is developing normally can
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Caring for the Caregiver
by Joyce McPartland

Finding a Support Group

ast fall I participated in a workshop for knowledge and experience during our caregiving
caregivers called, Taking Care of You: Powerful journeys; this is an opportunity to share these resources
Tools for Caregiving. I highly recommend this in a positive way. Most importantly, the focus of our
6-week workshop for anyone who is a caregiver. One of the support group is on the caregiver and their needs, not
many tools presented was to be involved with a caregiver the care recipient. We understand that this is one of the
support group. Since I couldn’t find a support group in hardest jobs one can have, and it is vital for people to
the area for those without Alzheimer’s, I started my own. have a nurturing and informative support network.
In this forum, caregivers openly discuss their challenges, Southern Oregon Caregiver Support Group
experiences, ask questions, share, and vent without being (SOCare), meets twice each month, once in Medford,
judged. Information shared within the group is confidential and once in Jacksonville.
and always stays within the group. • Jacksonville Library, Naversen Room, 2nd Monday
What is a caregiver?—A family caregiver is anyone of the month, 1:00-3:00pm
who provides care for an adult family member or friend • Medford Library, Adams Room, 4th Wednesday of
who is in poor health, frail, elderly or disabled. the month, 10:00am-noon
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exercising, eating well and getting plenty of rest, this She lives in Jacksonville with her husband Brian, spends her
includes making sure to get out on occasion and be social. time gardening, volunteering with Master Food Preservers,
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of being a caregiver provides a social outlet with time with her five grandchildren. You can reach Joyce at 541-
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y dad’s biggest memory Examples of these types of agents include roundworms,
of the movie “To Kill hookworms, toxoplasmosis, and cryptosporidium.
a Mockingbird” was Most people tolerate exposure to these infectious agents
the scene where Gregory Peck without any problems, but the very young, elderly,
had to shoot a rabid dog on the and those with weak immune systems are most at risk.
street. At the time when he relayed this memory to me, Toxoplasmosis is a concern for pregnant woman as it
(I was in high school) I thought that was an odd thing to can cause fetal birth defects in the first trimester. The
remember about the movie. But, as I think back, it may best defense against all these pathogens is to always
be that, having grown up in 1940’s-50’s rural Kentucky, wash your hands after cleaning up feces, a litter box,
that may have been an experience my dad actually and after petting your pet before you put your hands
had to deal with. Rabies has a way of capturing our in your mouth. (Obviously, if you accidentally touch
imagination—whether it is in the tear jerker “Ol’ Yeller” feces, wash your hands right away.) Another important
Providing compassionate (a movie I still refuse to watch) or in the
frightening “Cujo,” it is a scary disease for
care for over 25 years which there is no cure. In 20 years of being in
the veterinary profession, I have never seen
To us, our patients are like family. We’ve a rabid domestic animal. Yet, for my dad, a
seen families through generations of best rabid dog walking the street may have been
something he experienced in real life. (It most
friends. We believe in a total wellness certainly is a realistic fear for people living in
approach to veterinary care which helps our less developed countries.) Why is rabies so
patients live long, healthy lives. A blend of much less of a concern at this time?
compassionate care and the use of the latest The simple answer to this is public health
officials working to eradicate the disease.
medical technology, all at an affordable
Veterinarians have been on the forefront of
price, makes Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital this work by vaccinating companion animals
the best choice for your pet’s care. for rabies. According to the CDC, at the turn of
the 20th century, 100’s of people died annually
• Preventitve Care • Spay/Neuter in the United States from rabies. Now it
• Surgery • House Calls is less than 3, and many of those people
actually contracted the disease outside of the
• Obedience • Emergency country. However, rabies is still present in
Training Services this country—mostly in wildlife species. In Oregon, bats defense against toxoplasmosis in particular is to
• Ultrasound • And many more! and foxes are the most common species that are found wear gloves when gardening, (as cats can defecate in
to have rabies. The fact that we rarely see this disease gardens) and to wash hands after handling raw meat
in companion animals is a testament to the benefit of (another source of toxoplasmosis infection, and, for
Ask about our online Pet Portal! vaccine programs. One of the reasons so much effort was that matter, other zoonotic diseases like Salmonella).
put forth to control rabies is that it is a “zoonotic” disease. Another important method to control hookworm and
A zoonotic disease is any infectious disease that can be roundworm infections is to have your pet on a monthly
transmitted between animals and people. Rabies is the dewormer. The monthly heartworm preventatives
one that has received the most historical attention and is provide this protection.
still the one most commonly dealt with by veterinarians Some zoonotic diseases are transmitted through
in general practice by giving rabies vaccinations. vectors—namely insects such as ticks and mosquitoes.
However, there are plenty of other common zoonotic The most well known of these is Lyme disease, but
diseases that are worth knowing about. other common examples include Rocky Mountain
Some zoonotic diseases can be transmitted by directly spotted fever and West Nile virus. These diseases are
touching an infected animal. The most common of not directly transmitted from an animal to a person,
these is ringworm. Ringworm classically shows up as a so, if you have a dog sick with Lyme disease, they will
round, raised, crusty lesion on the skin. It is caused by not directly transmit it to you. However, it is possible
a fungus—not an actual worm. It is easily treatable, but that your pet can bring infected ticks into your
can be annoying and, in some individuals, cause severe household. This is one of the reasons we recommend
skin problems and pain. If you suspect your pet, and monthly flea and tick control (although, the most
more commonly your cat, has ringworm, bring them to important reason we recommend monthly control is
a veterinarian and let us run some simple tests to see if for your pet’s health).
your cat is indeed infected. In addition to rabies, there is another zoonotic disease
Cat Scratch Fever is another relatively common that we vaccinate for, and that is leptospirosis. This is
Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital zoonotic disease that can be directly transmitted from a bacterium that is spread in urine. It can affect both
937 N. 5th St. | Jacksonville cats. This disease is not what Ted Nugent is singing the liver and kidneys and can lead to meningitis in
about in a song by the same name. Cat Scratch Fever people. As it is spread in urine, it is always a good
541.899.1081 | is spread by a cat scratch from a cat infected with idea to thoroughly wash your hands after coming into
Bartonella henselae. They typically pick this infection contact with urine. Ideally, one would wear gloves
up from fleas. As is the case with ringworm, it is when cleaning up a urine spill. Unlike some of the other
possible for a cat to have this bacterium without diseases mentioned, dogs do not shed this bacterium
showing any clinical signs. For this reason, it is very unless they are showing signs of illness.
important to thoroughly clean out any cat scratch Pets bring us great joy and add many more health
with soap and water. If a cat scratch develops a blister benefits than detriments to our lives. In most cases,
at the scratch site, the lymph nodes in the area of the the risk of zoonosis is very low, but it is valuable
scratch get swollen, or if a fever develops after a cat to be aware that there are risks and to do things to
scratch, it is best to consult with your physician. To minimize those risks. This is best done by keeping
prevent your cat from getting infected, simply apply a your pet on a monthly flea and tick preventative, a
monthly flea preventative. monthly de-wormer, (again, heartworm preventatives
Some zoonotic diseases are transmitted by feces. cover this) maintain their vaccinations, wear gloves
This does not mean you have to touch feces and then when picking up pet messes, and washing your hands
put your hand in your mouth to get the infection, after handling your pets, especially before you eat.
though this is a mode of transmission. Sometimes these Dr. Dix can be reached at the Jacksonville Veterinary
infectious agents can hang onto a pet’s fur for months Hospital at 541-899-1081 or
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Shirley acted in the popular “Meet on with my life. Shirley, being five years
the Pioneers” cemetery performances younger, has often been my caregiver
eight times, and Iris also did a cameo and has kept me younger.” She goes on
performance. In addition, Shirley has to say, “My goal is to stay healthy so I
been a “Cemetery History Saturday” can see a great-grandchild, whenever
and “Tuesday Night Strolls” docent. For that may come.”
four years she was the mainstay narrator Shirley, who has two granddaughters
for the Monday Jacksonville Trolley and one grandson, wants “to enjoy life
Tours and enticed Iris to do the same for as much as I can and keep busy trying
a short period. Iris has been a SMART to do something productive every day.”
reader and is famous for her pies with a Jacksonville living agrees with them or
pie-a-month for a year going for $450 at as Shirley says, “Jacksonville is the most
her church auctions. Shirley completed wonderful place where opportunities
two church mission trips, one to Mexico for quality living abound,” or as Iris
and one to Honduras. sums it up, “I am blessed to live in
While their friendship did not start Jacksonville.”
until 2001, they have crowded much While Iris and Shirley have much in
activity into the past 16 years. Since common, they are different in many
they both have an adventuresome spirit, ways. Iris is easy-going with a “just
they have made numerous car trips, let it happen” attitude while Shirley
with Shirley driving and Iris navigating, is a meticulous planner and record
to Arizona, Idaho, Washington and keeper. Shirley loves to write letters
California, including 52 trips to Shirley’s and cards and keep in contact with old
condo in Sunriver. They traveled by friends, but Iris would rather spend
train to Iowa, took two cruises, one to her time watching sports and doing
Australia and New Zealand and another crossword puzzles. Iris reads the paper
to the Mediterranean and they traveled word for word while Shirley just skims
with a church group to Israel. In 2009, it. Iris loves to shop, especially for
after deciding to take a camping trip clothing, while Shirley shops only out
along the Rogue River, they practiced of necessity. These differences only
for two nights in Iris’s backyard. enhance their friendship or as Shirley
They pride themselves on knowing says, “We celebrate our differences.”
each other’s families well and are Regardless of all the heartache and joy
welcomed into both families. They have these two ladies have experienced, they tions!
most of their evening meals together, remain two of the jewels of Jacksonville Now open in 2 loca Pass
nt s
because, “it is so much nicer to share a and their friendship is a model for all of us. Medford & Gra
meal with someone than to eat
alone, and it is much healthier.” Mike McClain spent 32
Iris has had a number of health years as a teacher and school
issues that has slowed her down administrator, retiring in
some but has not deterred her 1999 as Superintendent of
spirit. She says that, “After Central Point Schools. He
being diagnosed in December and his wife relocated to
with congestive heart failure, Jacksonville four years ago
I spent two weeks thinking and are enjoying immersing
about death, and then one day themselves in this unique
I decided that I’m going to get community.

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Dorland’s health improved. She and short, through the legacy of her artwork,
her mother took rooms at a boarding Regina Dorland Robinson has indeed left NOW OPEN in Grants Pass!
house in San Mateo, and 25-year-old a lasting impression. Her sketches and
Dorland turned back to paintings contain both
her art career. In March, an immediacy and a soft
she displayed several impressionistic touch
of her paintings in a that stir the imagination
local gallery. On April and transcend time.
5, she wrote to Stella A Lasting Impression,
Johnson inviting her for published by the Southern
a visit. Dorland seemed Oregon Historical Society,
to be recovering when contains Dorland’s
suddenly, it was over. compelling life story and
Obituaries describe 95 images of her artwork,
how, on April 7, 1917, the largest compilation
Mrs. Robinson found that exists. Become a new
her daughter lying member of the Southern
lifeless in the bedroom, Oregon Historical Society
a revolver nearby. No by June 30, 1917, and
diary or suicide note was receive a free copy with
discovered that might your membership. For
have given clues to Dorland Robinson Self-Portrait membership benefits and
Dorland’s inner thoughts. Explanations details, visit The book is
in the press cited “unhappy domestic also available for purchase online and at the
experience,” “over work,” “nervous SOHS Library.
prostration,” and “an unusually sensitive Pioneer Profiles is a project of Historic
and intense disposition.” Dorland was Jacksonville, Inc. Visit us at www.
buried a few days later in the Jacksonville and follow us on
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On the Benefits of Gardening

ardening…I think it might mean something who could grow almost anything and win first prize
different to every person. To some it means at a State fair vegetable exhibit. Others may be garden-
hard work, to others it’s the taste of a vine- challenged, just hoping to get something to grow and
ripened tomato; to others it’s just an idea, a dream actually produce an edible item!
that has not yet become a reality. For some, like me, No matter where you find yourself in your garden
gardening brings me back to a time when I was growing experience, there are so many beneficial reasons to
up in Jacksonville and have a garden this year.
would visit my great- The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, Researchers estimate
grandfather’s house in head in the sun, heart with nature. that gardening burns an
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174 days each year. The “growing season” is defined for a garden, we are also introducing the habits of
by the median dates of first and last 32 degree frost. healthy eating and proper nutrition, contributing to
The average last frost is on May 7th and the average their interest in science achievement and fostering an
first frost is on October 9th, so our growing season is improved attitude toward learning.
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the 2017
Best Traditional Gospel Album, in 2005.
Britt Festival grounds—and pause to look He won his second Grammy, for Best
longingly through the fence. We’d drive up Instrumental Performance, on that same
Oregon Street—and inexplicably detour stage just a few minutes later. And he
past the Britt Pavilion just to... just to... won his third Grammy, for Best Blues
Like we said: antsy. Album, in 2014. Rolling Stone magazine
Patience, it’s been noted, is not simply has accused his five-piece band, The
the ability to wait; it’s the way one Innocent Criminals, of being “able to
behaves while waiting. We admit to blow the roof off a house.” Luckily, we’ll
behaving... poorly. see them at our open-air venue, July 22.

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Mickey—When these core members of songwriter, and singer Stephen Stills
the British reggae group formed in 1979, wrote the classic song “Suite: Judy Blue
they named themselves after Britain’s
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“Kingston Town,” they’re surviving quite they weren’t. Now, decades later, they’re
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Calvary Church
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An Eclectic Season on the Hill

“Eclectic” is the Jacksonville, Oregon, to name a few!
word that I used to
describe the 2017
Word has it that fans are super-excited
about the Goo Goo Dolls and Phillip
Britt Line-up at our Phillips performance on Saturday,
April 6th Season September 16. Headlining the Long Way 2017 Productions starting in May with
Announcement Home Summer Tour, the Goo Goo Dolls
party, where we are most associated with their 90s break- The Broadway musical hit
had a record- out and global success with songs such as
breaking crowd “Iris” and “Give a Little Bit.” They have
of over 250 endured and continued to produce new
upper-level members, Business Partners, music while evolving with the times.
and press come together to celebrate Their latest album, “Boxes,” is awesome
the launch of another spectacular Britt and worth checking out.
season. We revealed many first time acts That same night, genre-defying
to Britt, as well as several of your favorite musician, Phillip Phillips, who wowed
returning performers. “American Idol” fans and judges in
In recent years, you might have noticed season 11, will open the show. Phillips’
that the Britt Board of Directors and staff scratchy vocals, reminiscent of his own
has not been afraid to try new things. So idol, Dave Matthews, are exemplified
when we had the chance to bring back in his chart-topping debut single
Rodrigo y Gabriela, and the only available “Home” as well as sweet, mellow
date was smack dab in the middle of the tracks like “So Easy.” His platinum-
Orchestra season, we called Teddy! All of selling first album, “The World from
us know that Teddy Abrams is not a man the Side of the Moon,” includes the
to shy away from trying new things, either. upbeat love song “Gone, Gone, Gone,”
Hence, Teddy understood immediately which is sure to be a wedding song for
that this internationally-famous Mexican Phillips fans for years to come.
acoustic guitar playing duo, influenced by As you can see from this article and
everything from classical to heavy metal, Terry and Paula Erdmann’s The Unfettered
was a perfect fit. He even encouraged Critic column on page 37, we have some
Britt to provide tickets for his orchestra to very strong shows that are going to
attend the concert. sell-out reserved seats long before public
Moving on, who doesn’t like at least sales. Therefore, if you are not a member
one Prince song? In the wake of Prince’s and see a show that you just HAVE to
death last year, his iconic back-up band, attend, join today, before public ticket
The Revolution, reunited for a trio of sales begin on May 12.
tribute shows in the musician’s native See you on the Hill!
Minneapolis. In February, the group Comments or questions for Britt Festivals?
announced it will reconvene once again for Email Donna at Visit Britt
a string of US tour dates to include concerts Festivals at See ad on
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Behind the Scenes
by Robin Downward, Artistic Director
Randall Theatre Company

s the Randall Theatre embarks the look on their faces as he would make
on its new adventure, I want to something disappear. He would practice
personally thank the Jacksonville his magic tricks for me and I would sit in
community for being so supportive. amazement at what he could do.
As we take this step new step, I My brother had a profound impact on
feel it’s important for the community my life. The Randall is based on what I
to know about the namesake of the
Randall Theatre, my late brother,
remember of him—humility in your talents
and actions speaking louder than words.
May 5th – May 29th
Randall Joseph Downward. The magic hat in our logo signifies my
My brother was a magician both brother’s love of wonder and the magic
literally and figuratively. He could sing that comes from imagination. It celebrates
and act; he was a filmmaker, and an the magic that is created when groups of
electronics genius. Randy loved the art people come together for a common goal, For more information on show dates,
and illusion of magic, was an incredible serving others, not themselves.
artist and had an engineer’s tinkering To quote Jonathan Fanton—President
tickets, auditions, volunteering, etc., go to
mind. Most importantly, he had a gentle of the MacArthur Foundation, “There is or call 541-632-3258
spirit. I'm sure that had he lived on, he no better indicator of the spiritual health of
would have been either a Hollywood our city, its neighborhoods, and the larger
director or have been good friends with region than the state of the arts. The arts
Bill Gates and/or Steve Jobs, helping deepen our understanding of the human The Randall Theatre is a 501(c)3 full
them make computers. spirit, extend our capacity to comprehend
I was eight-years-old when he passed the lives of others, allow us to imagine a
volunteer based non-profit
away—he was only 18. I don't remember more just and humane world. Through their theater company
long, intellectual conversations with diversity of feeling, their variety of form, their
him. What I do remember was how multiplicity of inspiration, the arts make our
talented he was, how humble he was culture richer and more reflective.”
with how much talent he had and how Along with our friends at the Calvary
much he shared his gifts with others. Church, It is our hope that we can add
He would entertain sick children at to the lives of this community. We are Where Magic happens!
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