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ine years to this day, I penned my first editor’s Truth be told, the most significant influence on this
column in the July 2008 Jacksonville Review. publication has not come from me, but rather my
That was 100 issues ago just days after my longtime graphics editor, Andrea Yancey, who started
wife, Jo, and I purchased the Review from Carolyn working with me in 2010. Working quietly behind
Kingsnorth. After taking the reins, we had big shoes to the scenes for seven years now, Andrea’s attention to
fill and got to work bringing our own style and vision detail and impactful graphic design and layout is the
to the publication. The first major change was printing reason the Review is the most professionally-produced
in 4-color and replacing news on the cover with an publication of its kind in the region. It’s also the reason I
inspiring photo of life here. Since that first day on the am so proud to put my name on this column.
job, “change” has been a part of the equation, something As long-term readers have seen, Andrea and I have
that you’ll notice in this issue. rebranded the Review many times, not only with 4-color,
In my first editorial, I wrote, “I bring a new vision…I but with ever-improving layouts, logos, design and more.
want this to be a continued source of news that Along the way, we built www.JacksonvilleReview.com and
mirrors the positive changes happening in Southern a Facebook page; both shining examples of the successful
Oregon.” As I suspected at the time, change was rapidly blending of the print and digital worlds. Believe me,
coming to the region, as reflected in my statement, PRINT is far from dead…it’s alive and well. Oh, and
“Jacksonville’s modern-day pioneers include an influx along the way, Andrea and I became business partners
2016 of entrepreneurs, opening new shops and businesses, and launched Southern Oregon Wine Scene, the finest print
with a revived spirit…from casual wine tasting rooms publication showcasing the wineries in the region.
to new shops, art galleries… this influx of energy is Of course, none of this would matter without YOU,
LAVENDER TRAIL making Jacksonville a more dynamic and interesting
place to live.” With that statement now in history’s rear
the readers who inspire us to produce a monthly
COMMUNITY publication that reflects our wonderful
view mirror, my prediction has come to pass, albeit with town. As I have stated in countless columns over nine
ABOUT THE COVER: Join us as we negative and positive side effects. years, I am most grateful to our CONTRIBUTORS
celebrate the Southern Oregon Lavender Over the years, the Review has morphed into a “maga- and ADVERTISING clients, all of whom comprise
Festival which continues July 7-9. This event paper,” more lifestyle magazine than “newspaper,” an amazing group with passion and commitment
is the perfect time to enjoy a multi-sensory a move consciously crafted and carried out to stay to Jacksonville. Without their support, none of this
lavender experience on the Southern Oregon relevant in an ever-changing, digitally-focused world. would be possible.
Lavender Trail. Nestled among vineyards Rather than buy into the notion that “print is dead,” the Finally, back in 2008, I stated, “The Review will
and tranquil fields, you’ll visit unique, Review is very much alive, thanks in part to monthly continue working to be a part of the solution
family-run farms, each offering the sight, tweaks to improve the product. From day one, we by covering important issues as it showcases
smell and taste of lavender. For details, visit started “with the end in mind,” never afraid to invest Jacksonville’s outstanding citizens, history and
southernoregonlavendertrail.com and please time, energy and money to improve the publication. happenings.” It is my sincere hope to have lived-up
read article on page 4. That spirit of change and improvement has never been to the responsibility of being the publisher of the
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Celebrate the Heritage of Lavender in Southern Oregon!
Southern Oregon Lavender Festival Continues July 7-9
With our sunny, dry summers and need to find beautiful landscape materials that
don’t provide a smorgasbord for the abundant deer population, lavender has become a
Southern Oregon landscape favorite bordering many streets and yards. But lavender is
not native to Oregon. Where did it come from and how has it become so popular here?
Lavender is native to the hills surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. It thrives in
the rocky sun-drenched soils of Greece, Italy, southern France and northern Africa.
Known for its antiseptic qualities, lavender was used for washing and medicinal
purposes. History indicates the Romans carried it with them as they conquered
Europe. In the Middle Ages, lavender was a favorite of Queen Elisabeth and she
encouraged the development of lavender farms. Queen Victoria further popularized
the herb in England in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. The Shakers and others brought
lavender from England to the US in the late 1700’s.
There are now, world-wide, about 30 species and hundreds of cultivars, all
belonging to the genus Lavandula.
Oregon has long-been a pioneer in the lavender industry. Oregonians Dr. Don
Roberts, Andy & Melissa Van Hevelingen and Jim and Dotti Becker are world-
renowned lavender experts and have developed many of the popular lavender
cultivars used today. Jim and Dotti Becker came to Southern Oregon in 1977 and
worked at a produce farm in Williams where their “citified” family learned how to
grow food for the first time. They became
hooked on plants and convinced the
farmer that they worked for to add herbs
and flowers to the fruits and vegetables in
his gardens. The first plants they collected
for their own enjoyment were scented
geraniums. While they knew nothing best growing conditions for the highest quality English Lavender. They have more
about lavender at the start, within a couple than a dozen different lavender varieties and over 6,000 plants in total. Their crop
of years they grew 4 different lavender is harvested by hand and steam distilled in a traditional copper still. Derek distills
varieties: Spanish, English, wooly and every almost every day they are open for the season starting as soon as the flowers are
French, thinking they were growing the at their best. Their essential oil is used in almost everything they make and Sue and
whole list of lavender varieties. It didn’t Derek hand-craft their unique lavender products right there on the farm.
take long to discover a whole new world of Jim and Dotti Becker with Snooky All of the venues along the Southern Oregon Lavender Trail have shady picnic
varieties, and upon this discovery, Jim and Dottie were hopelessly bitten by the lavender areas and wonderful photo opportunities! In addition your will find U-pick lavender
bug. No one else seemed to be growing lavender in southern Oregon at that time so the bouquets, exquisite lavender products and crafts, essential oil distillation and
lavender market was wide open for them. The Goodwin Creek Gardens collection of potted lavender plants. Come and enjoy the sight, smell and taste of lavender in the
lavender grew to about 12 varieties in 1983, and then to 25 varieties in 1994, including Applegate Valley. The venues are open in June, July and possibly into early August
their own new cultivars, Chelsea Pink and Goodwin Creek Grey. They now carry over (since the onset of the bloom this year is somewhat later than usual!) Each venue may
100 varieties of lavender. This year their son, Eli Becker, joined the business. Goodwin have slightly different hours, so please check individual websites or Facebook for
Creek Gardens is celebrating its 40th anniversary this hours and information about classes, special events and other happenings on the Trail.
year and is known internationally for their “Goodwin The Southern Oregon Lavender Festival continues July 7-9, 2017. There will be fresh
Creek Grey” lavender. lavender to cut, craft vendors, wreath-making, lavender- inspired food and lots of
In 2003, Jim and Dotti Becker assisted in the unique lavender products for sale. Bring your camera and come join the fun!
creation of the only herb garden in the Pacific See ad on page 27.
Northwest that is registered with The Herb Society
of America. In 1996 The Herb Society of America
(THSA) began sponsoring a series of depositary plant The English Lavender Farm
collections which were to be administered by units
8040 Thompson Creek Road, Applegate OR 97530
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research, exchange and conservation purposes. Ellen 541-846-0375 / www.englishlavenderfarm.com
Scannell, a local Master Gardener and member of Open June 2-July 31, Fri-Mon, 10:00am-4:00pm
THSA, became intrigued with the idea of a lavender Open on festival days 9:00am-5:00pm
garden in southern Oregon. She contacted the Beckers and they offered to donate
the lavender cultivars for the proposed garden. Ellen also shared the idea with Mike
Howell, the Director of the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center (a Lavender Fields Forever
partnership of Jackson County and Oregon State University) who enthusiastically 375 Hamilton Road, Jacksonville OR 97530
provided land for the garden on the SOREC grounds. By the spring of 2003, with the 541-702-2250 / www.lavenderfieldsforever-oregon.com
added assistance of Cora and Haydn Lee and a $500
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Open June 16-early August, Fri-Sun, 9:00am-4:00pm
Association, the garden was planted. Now there are Open on festival days 9:00am-5:00pm
over 80 varieties (cultivars) of lavender and more
than 200 lavender plants on display in the Lavender Goodwin Creek Gardens
Demonstration Garden.
Anchored by the Lavender Demonstration Garden in 970 Cedar Flat Road, Williams OR 97544
Jacksonville and Goodwin Creek Gardens in Williams, 541-846-7357 / www.goodwincreekgardens.com
The Southern Oregon Lavender Trail was created in Open March - September, Fri-Sat, 9:00am-5:00pm
2012. By this time, 4 lavender farms had been planted Open on festival days 9:00am-5:00pm
in the Applegate Valley. Those farms, the nursery
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Southern Oregon Lavender Festival has become such 569 Hanley Road, Central Point OR 97502
a hit that it will now be held during two weekends this
Open daily year-round for self-guided tours
summer to better manage the crowds that attend.
This year, the Southern Oregon Lavender Trail
includes two farms in addition to Goodwin Creek
Gardens and the Lavender Demonstration Garden.
The first on the trail as you leave Jacksonville is
Bob Sibbitt and Caryn Gehlmann
Lavender Fields Forever in Ruch. Lavender Fields
Forever was planted in 2011 by John and Bonnie Rinaldi but was recently sold to Bob
Sibbitt and Caryn Gehlmann. Bob retired to the Applegate Valley several years ago
from northern California. Caryn is an aromatherapist who works with numerous clients
in the hospital, hospice and healthcare industry. The lavender farm will be a great
complement to her existing business, Essential Three.
This year they will be continuing the work started by
the Rinaldi’s and will be adding their own touches
to the farm—including lavender ice cream! Lavender
Fields Forever is one of the only farms in the country
where you can harvest and distill your own lavender
essential oil. Unique, all-natural handmade lavender
products are available in their farm store along with
U-pick bouquets. Many lavender classes are offered at
the farm throughout the summer.
In the heart of the Applegate, on Thompson Creek
Road, you will find The English Lavender Farm run
by Derek and Sue Owen. Lavender was first planted
on the farm using natural, organic methods in 2012
in fields previously used to grow Christmas trees.
Derek and Sue Owen The lavender clearly loves their soil, the south-
with Cooper facing hillside and the high altitude giving it the

US Hotel Balcony Project Almost Complete!

At US Hotel from l-r: Mayor Paul Becker, City Administrator Jeff Alvis,
Commissioner Rick Dyer, and City Councilor Brad Bennington. Jill Hamilton, Broker
Just in time to celebrate July 4th, the
reconstruction of the US Hotel balcony is
That unforeseen cost overrun, according
to Commissioner Dyer, was $23,000 in
expected to be completed by the last week
of June. In early June, the Review took a
addition to another $30,000 in added
architectural and design changes. Despite
Sarah Farnsworth, Broker
tour of the construction site with Jackson the cost, Dyer noted that the building 541-941-4620
County Commissioner Rick Dyer, Mayor was too important to the citizens of the
Paul Becker, City Administrator Jeff Alvis county and that balcony replacement
and Mayor Paul Becker. couldn’t be delayed any longer. City
Jackson County Commissioner Rick Councilor Brad Bennington added that it
Dyer, who serves as the county liaison to was fortunate that the county stepped in
the Jacksonville City council, was quick and covered the expense, something that Sally Bell
to note that a cooperative effort between may not have been viable for a private Principal Broker
Jacksonville city officials and Jackson owner with limited funds available for
County officials was an important restoration work of this magnitude. 541-601-1230
component in making During a seperate

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the project a reality. site visit with the "I wouldn't work
The historic hotel is Review, Justin
currently owned by Caprari noted that with anyone else!"
Jackson County. The the building walls Melanie Logan
restoration project, weren’t quite as
said Jeff Alvis, had square as hoped for
been talked about and that the original
for a decade but not balcony was more
much had happened than 4 inches off-level
until October 2016 in certain places,
when the county making replacement
got serious about work a bit trickier.
restoration. Commissioner Dyer pointed Interestingly, Caprari said four of the
out that he and his fellow county original vertical load-bearing support
commissioners all agreed that the beams were cut sections of steel railroad 72 Upper Applegate Rd, Jacksonville 250 Andesite Dr, Jacksonville
$223,000 price tag was money well-spent. track, later discovered to be in good $286,000 | 3 BR | 2 BA | 1.1 Ac $529,000 | 3 BR | 2 BA | 2.79 Ac
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Caprari Restoration to handle the historic been encased in painted wood to meet Manufactured home, gardeners paradise, Daylight Basement that opens to a custom
renovation was a great decision. architectural specs and is expected to last `RV parking, 2 car garage, detached dwelling. saltwarer pool with waternfall and Baja bench.
Furthermore, Dyer noted that the for centuries. Unfortunately, Caprari and price reduced
county has decided not to sell the his expert team found a good deal of dry
building. Rather than putting it up for rot, the result of years of neglect and poor
sale, it will continue renting the lower waterproofing. Nevertheless, Caprari
level to US Bank and working closely says the project was exceptionally
with the Jacksonville Inn and others to
rent and utilize the upper ballroom space
challenging and that it was a pleasure
to be part of such an important historic pen
for public and private functions. restoration project. Going forward,
During construction phases, Caprari Commissioner Dyer said the county is
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Carefree Buffalo, located in Historic Florida. All these unique elements are
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Like any successful entrepreneurs,
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All of the stars came out – Founding
and current Board Members, donors,
volunteers and supporters, Foundation
representatives, business leaders, the
Mayor and Councilors, City staff—over
80 people in total to celebrate the
groundbreaking of the Jacksonville
Jacksonville Community Center Breaks Ground Community Center. More than 20 years
in the making— the dream of people
by David Doi like Vi Davis, Lyn Boening, the Cadys
The official ground breakers (from left to right): Rick Patsche, JCC President; and Ferronatos became a reality as
Jeanena Whitewilson, JCC Vice President; Donna Schatz, JCC Treasurer and
a formal groundbreaking was held at
Founding Board Member; Jerry Ferronato, Founding Board Member and
former President. the site of the expanded Community
Center on 4th and Main on May 31,
2017. Construction is expected to take
about 4-5 months.

Lyn Boening, a Founding Board Member, speaks at the groundbreaking regarding the
dedication and commitment of the 14 original Board Members, many of whom were able to Rock star, showstopper and awesome are just some of the words attendees used to describe
attend the ceremony. These Board Members developed the vision that became the dream we 12-year-old Sarah Metwally and her speech. Speaking from her heart with enthusiasm, energy,
realized today. She gives special tribute to Viola Davis, the leader of Jacksonville Seniors, humor and joy, Sarah wants a Community Center to host a chess club and be a gathering place
Inc., who was instrumental in starting the Thrift Store and also starting the Jacksonville where teens who leave Jacksonville to attend middle and high school during the daytime can
Community Center as a separate organization. Lyn’s theme is community and the word meet in town on the weekends and in the evenings. Sarah also believes young people and adults
“unity” within the word community and how this project was and continues to be a unifying have a lot to offer to each other so she wants opportunities for them to interact in classes like
project and a truly community-wide effort. cooking and activities like ping pong or hiking.

Founding JCC Board Members: Eloise and Don Cady; Jerry Ferronato, former JCC President and wife, Sandee; Liz Pursell, Founding and current Board Member and JCC historian. All of these
founding Board Members dedicated years of their lives to creating an active and vibrant JCC.

Kelsy Ausland, owner of the Ausland Group and JCC’s
contractor, Tim Balfour, Executive Director of the
Major supporters of JCC: Junelle Benedict is one of the early founders of the Seniors group. Mary Ann Byrne gave a large gift Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce and Tiffany Grimes, JCC
to JCC in honor of Viola Davis, Donna Schatz and Lyn Boening. Jodie Pfeifer is the widow of Jack, who was one of the Founding Board Member (left to right) have fun comparing their notes.
JCC Board Members. Carolyn West of the West Family Foundation and Frances Chaney of the Chaney Foundation lead two Tiffany was the ceremony emcee and Kelsy and Tim were
local foundations that made grants to JCC. Carrie Hanson is the Executive Director of the West and Chaney Foundations. speakers at the ceremony.

Donna Schatz (left) and Hope Reha (right). Donna and Hope Jeanena Whitewilson (left) and Dr. Doug Naversen (right).
are JCC Board Members. Donna is one of the Founding Jeanena is a long time JCC Board Member. Dr. Naversen and
Members. his wife, Jane, are JCC’s largest individual donors.

Rick Patsche, JCC President, thanks the many volunteers and Mayor Paul Becker explains that a Community Center is Jeanena Whitewilson is interviewed by one of three TV news
donors that supported JCC and made this day possible. absolutely essential to the vitality of a town like Jacksonville. stations to cover the ceremony.

City officials join the celebration: Councilor Steve Casaleggio
New Blood: Lori Grable (left) and Tiffany Grimes (right) are who along with his wife Susan are JCC donors; Jeff Alvis, City
the two newest and youngest people to join the JCC Board. Administrator and Stacey Bray, Assistant Administrator. Volunteers are eager to sign up to help with demolition,
Lori chairs the Program Development Committee and Tiffany, (Left to right.) Councilors Lewis, Bennington and Gregg painting and landscaping during construction over the next
in addition to being a wonderful emcee of the ceremony, along with Mayor Becker also attended as did Fire Chief Hull 4-5 months. Anyone interested in volunteering can contact
manages the cedarson4th Facebook page. and members of the Planning Department. Lori Grable at lori_grable@yahoo.com.
State of the Art Presence Art Center
520 N. 5 St. by Hannah West, Southern Oregon Artists Resource
Calvary Church
10 E. 3rd St.

lle "Coastal Lighthouse" by Bill Stanton

Special Update from Our Founder— Summer, At Last!—Our member
The creation of new objects, either real show of summer-themed art continues
or abstract, the changing of matter such through Sunday, July 30. Celebrate the
as clay, fabric or glass into something beginning of summer with the artists at
different, the association of images that our reception on Saturday, July 1, from
reminds us of another place or time... 1:00-3:00pm. Enjoy refreshments and
these are talents that provide artists with live music by Minstrel Streams while
a special connection to other human viewing the art in the gallery. This
beings, a way of communicating and month’s reception is especially festive,
possibly a new way of seeing. with a one-day show of the juried
Art Presence is a non-profit cooperative results of the Artists Workshop’s 2017
gallery with a cadre of two- and three- Southern Oregon Plein Air Event on
dimensional artists. Presenting their display on the Courthouse grounds in
subject matter through their creations, front of the gallery.
they provide viewers with new or Art Presence Offsite Exhibits
different perspectives, evoking emotions On June 29 at Pioneer Village,
and enriching both their lives and ours. Patrick Beste’s new show, “Abstracts,”
We are now making grand opens with a reception at 4:30pm.
improvements to our gallery space. In “Landscapes,” Tom Ommen’s show of
The Smash Comedy Hit November, we plan to close the gallery for photography at the Medford Library
a bit in order to sheetrock the walls and and “Fabric Art,” Charlotte Wirfs’
replace the carpeting. We are emboldened exhibit of textile art in the Jacksonville
to move ahead with these plans thanks to Library’s Naversen Room, remain on
an newly-extended three-year lease, just display through August.
approved by the City Council. Reserve our upstairs room for your
In the meantime and in the future, Art class, workshop or meeting! Contact
Presence is committed to providing every Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057. As always,
artistic experience to the community of you can find this information and more
Jacksonville and beyond. As we grow on our website, https://art-presence.org.
and prosper, we appreciate your support
for Art Presence. ~Anne Brooke
Hannah West is a Jacksonville website designer and art advocate. She
is the creator and editor of the Southern Oregon Artists Resource (www.
soartists.com), serves on the board of Art Presence Art Center, is a core
founding member of the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon and curates the
monthly art exhibits at GoodBean cafe. See some of her art and web design
work at www.hannahwestdesign.com.

Behind the Scenes
by Robin Downward, Artistic Director
Randall Theatre Company

The Arts Mean Business!

e all know the positive ticket sales. What are these people
benefits of the arts on our spending money on? It’s meals and
community. With the Britt refreshments, souvenirs and gifts, ground
Festival bringing in people from all over transportation, overnight lodging (one
the world during summer and now the night only), and other miscellaneous
Randall Theatre open all year-long, we purchases. With 64,000 people attending
know that our local businesses benefit from Britt shows alone in 2016, you can do the
the added foot traffic. But do we really math. Even if only 50% of the attendees
know how much of a financial impact took in the sights, sounds, and action of
the arts have city-wide? Here are some Jacksonville during Britt time, the city
numbers from a study done by Americans businesses saw an estimated $549,760
for the Arts (the nation’s leading nonprofit increase in business between the months
organization for advancing the arts in of June through September. Although the
America) to show the economic impact of Randall Theatre won't generate numbers
the nonprofit arts and culture industry on like that (at least, not soon), the impact
communities our size. to local businesses over a year’s time is
The study focuses solely on nonprofit exciting. The Randall Theatre can help
July 28th through Aug. 20th arts and culture organizations and their
audiences and excludes spending by
local businesses generate an estimated
$300,000 in added revenue in total based
individual artists and the for-profit arts on the numbers provided by Americans
and entertainment sector. These numbers for the Arts. The more you can spread the
show the impact of local attendees while word about the Randall, the Britt and all
Randalltheatre.com 541-632-3258 also showing the important impact the other wonderful things Jacksonville
The Randall Theatre is a 501(c)3 full volunteer of tourism/visitor attendees. Resident has to offer, the more you help your local
attendees, people who live in Jacksonville community thrive. Buy a ticket and take
based non-profit theater company and local townships spend an average in a show, but don't forget how much
of $13.33 on event-related spending per impact you can have on all the other
person. Non-resident attendees spend businesses by making a day or night of it.
an average of $38.92 per person. This The arts are important for culture but are
does not include the ticket purchase also important to help keep a community
Where Magic happens! for the show they wish to see, just the healthy. A healthy community is a very
spending in the community aside from happy community.
The Unfettered Critic
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kids’ matinees. The Fifties television is as guilty of onscreen overkill as DC
series Adventures of Superman, starring Comics (home to Batman, Superman,
George Reeves, also aimed at a younger Green Lantern, and more). Of late, we’ve
audience, as did the Batman television grown bored by superhero movies;
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Pioneer Profiles: The Glorious Fourth!
Historic Jacksonville by Carolyn Kingsnorth
In the mid-1800s, the promise of gold and free land lured fortune seekers and settlers to the
newly-formed Oregon Territory. They were soon followed by merchants who amassed their
own wealth selling supplies to the miners and farmers. This ongoing series shares the stories of
these pioneers and their times.

ell into the 20th Century, the replaced sham battles. Baseball gained
These are not your ordinary "ghost tours" but are history tours Fourth of July was a bigger popularity, regional leagues formed,
about real hauntings resulting from past events! U.S. holiday than Christmas. and towns held Independence Day
Long before Congress declared July 4th baseball tournaments. While readings
July walking route features tales of brothels, an official holiday in 1870, John Adams of the Declaration of Independence
epidemics, and hangings! had written to his wife Abigail shortly and orations were still featured,
after the signing of the Declaration of Independence Day festivities increasingly
Tours limited to 15 people - $5 per person Independence in 1776 that the occasion included fireworks, contests, games, and
Reservations at 541-245-3650 or info@historicjacksonville.org “ought to be solemnized with pomp and shows, with celebrations often reflecting
parade, with shews, games, sports, guns, local amusements.

Friday bells, bonfires, and illuminations from
one end of the continent to the other.”
And so it was and is.
The Oregon Sentinel provided a vivid
full page description of Jacksonville’s
Centennial Independence Day
July 7th In the midst of the Revolutionary
War in 1777, Philadelphia held large
celebration on July 4, 1876.
Citizens were awakened at sunrise

7 00, 7 15, Independence Day festivities. The
Continental Congress feasted at an official
with cannon fire. Soon after the “streets
were thronged with a joyous and
dinner, gave toasts, and arranged a 13-gun expectant crowd all anxious to do
7 30 & 7 45 pm salute. Residents celebrated with speeches, honor to their yearly holiday.” Vehicles
1 hour walk leaves from parades and fireworks. A year later, with loaded with “paraphernalia to decorate
France now allied with the colonies, the grounds and supplies to meet the
Visitors Center at
even the American army celebrated the wants of the expected crowd” hurried
Oregon & C streets big day—George to William Bybee’s
Washington gave grove, the site of the
his troops a double local racetrack and
ration of rum and many Jacksonville
ordered a cannon celebrations.

salute to mark the The parade
occasion. formed in front of
After the the Courthouse.
Revolutionary Local dignitaries

Etiquette War, Americans
continued to
Independence Day
in “appropriate
uniform and
mounted on
prancing and
12 noon to 4 pm in celebrations gaily caparisoned
that allowed the steeds” headed

Saturday new nation’s
emerging political
the procession,
followed closely

July 15th leaders to create
a feeling of unity.
by a seven-piece
brass band playing
The tradition of national airs. A
Jacksonville’s Historic patriotic celebration parade highlight
became even more came next—an
Beekman House Museum
widespread after “ornamented car
470 E. California Street the War of 1812, drawn by four
another face-off milk-white horses”
with Great Britain. contained 13

Mind Your Manners! Celebrations
in the 1820’s and
Photo: SOHS# 5933 – Effie Prim as Goddess of
Liberty and Louise Kubli (?) as Angel of Peace.
1830’s typically started with an artillery
young ladies, “the
youth and beauty
of the town,” dressed in Colonial attire
reveille at dawn—a fuselage of cannons and representing the original colonies.
Etiquette tours, calling cards, fan flirting, flower language, or muskets shot into the air—and the They were accompanied by Master
posture and poise, table manners and settings, and more! ringing of town bells. A parade of militia, Ben Beekman, impersonating George
Tours: $5, adults; $3, seniors/students. Free lawn activities. bands, wagons, notables, school children, Washington, and Master Eddy Farmer,
and other marchers would begin portraying General U.S. Grant.
For additional information, around 9 a.m. The program following The next entry was a large wagon
541-245-3650 or www.historicjacksonville.org would usually include an opening “containing 38 little girls dressed in
prayer, the reading of the Declaration white, carrying miniature flags, and
of Independence, and a lengthy oration labeled in broad sashes, each bearing
given by a local or state dignitary. the name of a State.” At the front of the
After the speeches, men would car were the Goddess of Liberty and
continue the celebration at the local the Angel of Peace. As the wagon made
saloons while the women would go its way to Bybee’s grove, the girls sang
home. The men would hoist 13 regular various patriotic songs, each bringing
toasts—the first for the current President “cheer upon cheer from the crowd.”

Time Travel to 1932! and the second for George Washington.
The 13th toast would be for women.
The parade continued with a carriage
containing the day’s orator, reader, and
Voluntary toasts would continue for as chaplain; members of the Jacksonville
Groucho Marx is on the radio. long as the men could stand (or stagger). Odd Fellows Lodge in full regalia;
Franklin Roosevelt is running for This form of celebration would surely the Jackson County Cavalry; and
President. Depression Era miners have appealed to at least Jacksonville’s the “Mulligan Guards,” an Infantry
are digging up the streets. And male miners, settlers, and merchants— Company of boys aged 10 to 15. “Then
Ben and Carrie Beekman are including those foreign born. Many had came citizens in carriages and wagons, on
closing up their 1873 home, left poverty or oppressive circumstances, horseback and on foot, lengthening the
commenting on current affairs, and the concept of freedom and procession to nearly a mile.”a
and reminiscing about growing up opportunity would have been a strong Upon arriving at the racetrack
in the late 1800s. Experience draw…and alcohol seems to have always grandstand, the “exercise of the day”
1932 Jacksonville as you meet been part of any non-work day. commenced: a prayer by Rev. Moses
and interact with the Beekmans, This pattern of celebration continued Williams; the national anthem sung by the
family members, and friends. until the Civil War. As the country became Glee Club; a reading of the Declaration
more divided, Fourth of July celebrations of Independence; and an hour-and-a-half
Saturday, July 22nd became more militaristic. The men would
march through the streets armed to the
oration by Professor J.W. Merrit, deemed
to have been “the finest oration ever
12 noon, 1:30, and 3:00 pm
teeth, followed by young boys marching spoken in Jackson County” and frequently
$8, adults; $5, seniors & students. behind them with sticks to mimic their interrupted by “merited applause.”
Not recommended for children under 10.
actions. There would also be sham battles After further music by the band and
where participants portrayed what was Glee Club, the crowd dispersed to enjoy
Beekman House Museum occurring on battlefields. dinner and the various amusements—a
541-245-3650 or 470 E. California Street Following the Civil War, celebrations huge swing, a “dancing floor,” military
www.historicjacksonville.org Jacksonville, OR 97530 shifted from militarism to escapism. exhibitions, cannon fire, clowns known
Picnics and barbecues became popular. as the “Fool Killers” who entertained the
Fundraisers for orphans and widows Profiles - Cont'd. on Pg. 35
Appreciation and Thank You to All Our Volunteers Digging Jacksonville: Analyzing Musket Balls
News from Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery by Tatiana Watkins
by Dirk J. Siedlecki, President, FOJHC
Educational Programs­—May was Thank you to those of you who made
a very busy month and thanks to our time to come by and say hello. It was a
volunteers, a very successful one! I would great Memorial Day Holiday for us all!
like thank Pam Smith who was my fellow Upcoming July Events and Activities
docent for our first Tuesday Evening History Saturday in the Cemetery,
Stroll of the year on May 9, touring July 8, 10:00am—Join us for another
the Red Men sections of the Cemetery. interesting History Saturday topic,
Thank you to Lynn Ransford and Seth "Jacksonville Fires" which will be
Weintraub for a fun and interesting presented by Docents Dee Reynar and
presentation on "Entertainment and Ellen Martin. They tell me there may
Leisure Time" at History Saturday in the be some audience participation! This A sample of musket balls, fired musket balls, slag, and
Cemetery on May 13. promises to be another look back at the lead ingots from Rogue River War archaeological sites.

Community Clean-Up Day—Our history of Jacksonville and those who
sincere and grateful appreciation to all the helped to make it the community that it is he Rogue River War of 1855- X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) is used to
Friends who showed up on Saturday, May today. History Saturday in the Cemetery 56 marks a pivotal point in identify the presence and concentrations
20 for the Pre-Memorial Day Community continues on the second Saturday of the the settlement of Oregon. The of elements within a given sample. I
Clean-up of the Cemetery grounds: Lee month through September 9. conflict centered on the years of hostile used XRF to see if I could learn what
and Janet Siedlecki, John Welsh, Mary Tuesday Evening Cemetery Stroll, and violent encounters between the was being melted into musket balls, the
Siedlecki, Bill Stanton, Kathy Waltz, Steve July 11, 6:30pm—This evening tour Native Americans and settlers during the amount of lead found in the artifacts, and
and Susan Casaleggio, Sue Miler and should be not only interesting but Gold Rush in Southern Oregon. The War how the composition might have differed
David Doi, Tony Hess, Alvarez Family: informative as Docents Ellen Martin was fought across southwestern Oregon between the musket balls used and
Andy, Emma, Becca and Kristina, Bev and Pat Stancel take us on a tour and concluded with the removal of a made by the citizen volunteers and the
Helvie, Vivienne Grant, Mike & Kandee of "Cemetery Art - Symbolism and majority of Rogue River and Southern US army versus the Native Americans.
McClain and granddaughters Aiden, Inscriptions." Come and find out what Oregon Native Americans to the Siletz X-Ray Fluorescence is commonly used in
Morgan and Brooke. all those hands, birds, trees, and flowers and Grand Ronde reservations. archaeology in nondestructive analytical
Preparing the Cemetery for Memorial mean on the beautiful headstones and The Southern Oregon University technique. XRF has been widely used to
Day is always a challenge, however, monuments that adorn our Cemetery. Laboratory of Anthropology (SOULA) determine materials and manufacturing
given the weather we faced over the Our final Tuesday Evening Stroll of the has been working on data recovery and techniques, for authentication of items
winter and into spring, it was even a year will be on Tuesday, August 8. excavations from Rogue River War sites and the location of source materials.
bigger challenge. I can't begin to express Both programs are free with no since 2004. In their work, many lead Archaeologists often use XRF to test soils,
my appreciation to Cemetery Sexton advance reservations required. Meet your musket balls were uncovered from across ceramics, projectile points, and in this
Richard Shields and his assistant Eric Docents at the top of the Cemetery Road the Rogue Valley, including Jacksonville. case, musket balls!
Villarreal for all they did to ensure the where you will find parking available. While musket balls could be purchased, The XRF data generated from
Cemetery was ready and presentable Donations are always appreciated and it was more common to make your own. this project provided a multitude of
to welcome families and visitors. I help support the work of our non-profit To do this, lead would be melted in a information. We were able to determine
even saw them working up on the hill organization. Comfortable walking shoes, crucible, then poured into the hole on top that while we label these artifacts as
mowing grass and filling in low spots sunscreen and a hat are suggested. of a mold. The lead used was often cut “lead,” it actually only represents less
on their days off. While their job duties Marker Cleaning Workshops, pieces of ingot, which were blocks of lead, than 50% of the total composition.
and responsibilities do not provide July 15, 9:00am—We welcome new or even movable type pieces from printing Through the XRF testing, and the
for full-time care of the Cemetery, it volunteers to join our workshop on the presses. Once cooled, the bullet would be analysis that followed, it’s clear that the
is amazing what they manage to do in third Saturday of each month through extracted and the sprue, which is a bit of majority of the artifacts were comprised
their limited, budgeted hours directed September 16. Learn how to clean and projecting metal, and parting lines were of similar elemental concentrations across
toward the Cemetery. help preserve the beautiful markers filed off, leaving behind the round bullet. sites. At this point, it does not appear
Flags and Memorial Day Meet and for future generations to enjoy. This Throughout southwestern Oregon and that the citizen volunteers and US Army
Greet—Thank you to Tony and Joan is a very worthwhile and feel-good even in Jacksonville, archaeologists have were accessing different sources of
Hess, Neal and Beverly Smith, Susan project anyone can do. All the tools recovered musket balls and lead shot, ammunition than the Native Americans.
White, Vicki Lucus and Mary Siedlecki and supplies are provided along with as well as ingots, types, crucibles, and Tatiana Watkins graduated from Southern
for helping place some 385 flags on the instructions. Dress for the work as you slag, which are all associated with the Oregon University in June, with a BS in
gravesites of those Veterans who rest in may get a little wet. Meet at the top of manufacturing of ammunition. Sociology and Anthropology. She will be
the Jacksonville Cemetery, on May 27. the Cemetery Road and by the Sexton's For my senior thesis, I analyzed a pursuing a career in archaeology and hopes
The flags purchased by the Friends of Tool House just inside the traffic circle. few dozen musket balls using X-Ray to continue on to
Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery will be You may want to bring along a hat, Fluorescence (XRF). This work was graduate school
maintained and remain in place until sunscreen and a stool to sit on. done in partnership with the Medford in a of couple of
after Veterans Day on November 11. It is Visit our website for complete details Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The years. You can reach
such an honor to be able to remember our on these and all our Events and Activities purpose of the research project was to see Chelsea Rose at
men and women who served our country at: friendsjvillecemetery.org. how much could be learned about lead rosec@sou.edu and
in this small but important way. Thank you all for your continued artifacts through XRF analysis and what follow SOULA on
Also thank you to Kathy Waltz, Mary support and interest in Jacksonville's the advantages and disadvantages of the Facebook/Southern
Siedlecki, Joan Hess, and Betsy Sharp for Pioneer Cemetery. technique were. We also wanted to look at Oregon University
being in the Cemetery on May 28 and Dirk J. Siedlecki the importance elemental composition may Laboratory of
29 to assist families and visitors with President - FOJHC have in the study of battlefield archaeology, Anthropology.
locating the gravesites of loved ones. specifically, the Rogue River War.

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“Call Today for Free Market Analysis”
Chamber Chat
by Tim Balfour, Executive Director
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce

Bringing Value to
the Chamber of Commerce

Focus on Hanley Farm
oard President Robert Roos of • Jerry Hayes – Bella Union
Jacksonville’s Magnolia Inn, • Cindy Hickey – Blue Door Garden
by Pam Sasseen, Volunteer announced the addition of two Store
new board members representing retail • Tom Piete – AFLAC Agent

owever one refers to the Civil On July 8 and 9, Cascade Civil War businesses in the historic commercial • Sandi Whittle – La Boheme
War—the “War to Preserve Society will team-up with Southern core. Sandi Whittle of La Boheme and The Chamber is a non-profit,
the Union,” “War of the Oregon Historical Society to present Cindi Hickey of Blue Door Garden Store, membership organization. Members
Rebellion,” “War to make Men Free,” “Living History Days” at Hanley were recently appointed to the board. pay annual dues ($175 for businesses,
“Freedom War,” or the “War Between the Farm. When you visit the Civil War They join two other recent $90 for non-profits/individuals).
States”—it preserved the United States as encampment, you’ll get a feel of the life appointments. Jerry Hayes of Bella Revenue from membership represents
one, indivisible, nation. of a soldier, learn what a soldier ate, how Union and Angela Beeks from US approximately 20% of the Chamber’s
In an 1889 study, performed by they treated their wounded and much Bank, who were appointed in March. overall revenue and goes to supporting
Union soldiers William Fox and more. Costumed interpreters will help The nominations committee looks for related administrative expenses,
Thomas Livermore, it was reported that you experience 19th century life through representatives from different business liability insurance, etc. Select members
approximately 620,000 soldiers died in stories, barn tours, reenactments, Hanley segments so the board represents the also participate in the Enhanced
the Civil War. Included in that number House tours, and music. diverse business community in Advertising Package, with
are two notable Oregon citizens—Colonel We hope you will join us as we Jacksonville. proceeds going exclusively
Edward Dickinson Baker and Captain commemorate the Civil war and how it The Board of Directors to marketing initiatives.
James W. Lingenfelter. shaped our country. for the Chamber We hope the
In civilian life, James Lingenfelter Living History Days at Hanley of Commerce & community recognizes
was a successful lawyer in Jacksonville, Farm—Blacksmithing demonstrations, Jacksonville Business the value the Chamber
Oregon. While visiting in the East, the wagon rides, old-time chores and Association has primary brings to Jacksonville
war started and he enlisted to serve with games, Hanley Farmhouse & Civil War- responsibility for and will support
Colonel Baker. In time, Lingenfelter era barn tours, Civil War encampment, oversight of our finances our members. You can
became the Captain of Company B, 71st reenactments, storytelling, food and and to ensure adherence to the identify Chamber members
Pennsylvania Infantry. In September, refreshments, and MORE! July 8 & 9, bylaws. They also provide the overall by a new emblem in their windows.
1861, Captain Lingenfelter was shot in 11:00am-4:00pm. 1053 Hanley Road, direction for Chamber activities and When you see this sign, please let them
the head while on picket duty, and the Central Point. Admittance: Adults/$7, allocation of resources. know you appreciate them being a
first Oregonian to die in the Civil War. SOHS Members & Children, ages 4yrs- The 2017 Board of Directors member. If you don’t see this sign let
On October 21, 1861, one month after 12yrs/$4. Hanley Farmhouse Tours/$3. • President, Robert Roos – Magnolia Inn them know you think the really should
Captain Lingenfelter, Colonel Edward Purchase tickets at the gate, or online at • Vice President, Bobby Abernathy – join the Chamber!
Dickinson Baker was killed while leading www.sohs.org. Southern Oregon Humane Society The Chamber relies on volunteers—
Union troops at the Battle of Ball’s Bluff Hanley Farm, owned and operated by • Secretary, Tim Balfour – J’ville from the membership and the
near Leesburg, VA. Colonel Baker was the Southern Oregon Historical Society, Chamber of Commerce community at large—to plan and
a close friend of Abraham Lincoln, and is located at 1053 Hanley Road, between • Treasurer, Linda Graham – Scheffels implement most of its initiatives. In
served as a U.S. Army Colonel during the Jacksonville and Central Point. For Toys recent years, board members have
Mexican-American War, as well as the information, www.sohs.org, 541-773- • City Council Liaison, David Jesser provided most of the volunteer force
Civil War. Baker was Oregon’s second 6536, Facebook/HanleyFarm and Facebook/ • Britt Festival Liaison, Mike for our initiatives, but we are trying to
United States Senator. He was the only SouthernOregonHistoricalSociety. Gantenbein shift that dynamic to encourage more
sitting senator to be killed in the Civil War. • Ian Bachtel – Cutler Investments participation from Chamber members.
• Angela Beeks – US Bank More information on the Chamber,
• Kelly Cason – Farmhouse Treasures including membership application, can
110 Ponderosa Way, • Arlis Duncan – PageOne Productions be found online at http://jacksonvilleoregon.
Jacksonville & Duncan Cottage com/chamber-info/.
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A Few Minutes with the Mayor
by Paul Becker

Celebrating America

ndependence Day is at hand. and festivity. About noon all the armed
Congratulations and Happy ships and gallies in the river were
Birthday America. It’s been quite a drawn up before the city, dressed in the
ride for 241 years. When the Continental gayest manner, with the colours of the
Congress formalized the Declaration of United States and streamers displayed.
Independence with the signature of John At one o'clock, the yards being properly
Hancock, they took a step so bold and manned, they began the celebration of
daring and went where no others had the day by a discharge of thirteen cannon
gone before… achieving independence from each of the ships, and one from each You're Invited to the Mayor's Picnic!
from a mother colony. Today, there are of the thirteen gallies, in honour of the The entire community is invited to join Mayor Paul Becker in a July 4th
those who dismiss the Declaration’s Thirteen United States.” celebration on the Courthouse lawn. The festivities will take place from noon-
author, Thomas Jefferson, as a southern Echoing John Adams, the article ends 3:00pm. As in year’s past, plenty of seating and tables will be provided and
plantation slave owner, but without with, “Thus may the 4th of July, that the city will be serving complimentary hot dogs, water, chips, etc. Families
him there is no such declaration and glorious and ever memorable day, be are encourage to bring other picnic foods of their liking and enjoy music and
no American Revolution. His words, celebrated through America, by the sons community comradery!
“All men are created equal,” resonates of freedom, from age to age, till time
throughout the ages and strikes at shall be no more.”
the heart of every tyrannical form of It is of interest that Adams used the
government, and their proponents phrase “God Almighty” in his letter to
who believe they can rule without the Abigail. In a more famous quote, one
consent of the people. Democracy does from the Declaration itself, Jefferson
not consist of a ruling class of elites from wrote, “(all men)…are endowed by their
Harvard University or Goldman Sachs Creator with certain unalienable Rights,
telling us how to eat, how to behave, or that among these are Life, Liberty and
how to live. To quote Lincoln, Democracy the pursuit of Happiness.” Political -isms
envisions “…government of the people, such as Communism or Fascism by their
by the people, and for the people.” very nature cannot recognize the rights of
The Declaration was actually adopted man from a “Creator. It is their governing
by the delegates in Philadelphia on authority that confers those rights. Even
July 2nd. The next day, John Adams a politically paternalistic “ism” such as
wrote a lengthy heartfelt message to Socialism must by the very nature of its
his wife Abigail in which he said, “The being be the final arbiter. There can be no Want to become more involved in YOUR city?
Second Day of July 1776, will be the “God Almighty” or “Creator.” The state
most memorable Epocha, in the History is almighty, and it goes without saying,
The following committees and commissions are
of America.—I am apt to believe that the state is not the people. It is almost available for you to serve on and are open until filled.
it will be celebrated, by succeeding always a group of self-perpetuating
Generations, as the great anniversary elites. Understanding this, we have much
Festival. It ought to be commemorated, to celebrate on Independence Day.
as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts We are a small City lacking in “Pomp HARC—Historic Commission
of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to and Parade, cannon or gallies.” Still,
be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, that is no reason to fail celebrating July
Parks, Recreation, and Visitor Services Committee
with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, 4th… and so we will. Everyone! Come
Bonfires and Illuminations from one join us on the lawn at City Hall where
End of this Continent to the other from we can sojourn with fellow Americans
this Time forward forever more.” (The in memory of that fateful occasion 241 Development Code Revision
capitalization is his.) years earlier. Our July 4 Picnic is from
The next year (1777) marked the first noon to 3:00pm. The City will provide If you are interested in participating in the Development
such observance as Adams envisioned hot dogs, chips, watermelon, and water. Code update process, applications for the new Citizen
and was reported as such in the There will be chairs and tables for all.
Virginia Gazette. AND… as an added attraction we are
Advisory Committee are available at City Hall and the
“Yesterday the 4th of July, being the hoping to present a couple of musical Planning Department. Applications are also available
Anniversary of the Independence of the numbers from the Randall Theater. on the City website (jacksonvilleor.us). There is no
United States of America, was celebrated Come out and meet your neighbors.
in this city with demonstration of joy John Adams would be proud of you. established deadline for returning applications at this
point. We will provide an update once there is a deadline.
We look forward to further discussions regarding the
CITY OF JACKSONVILLE code, and ensuring that we have the best possible
OFFICE HOURS code to ensure a vibrant future for Jacksonville.
Monday - Friday Completed applications should be turned in to the City
8:30am - 4:00pm
Recorder at 206 N. 5th Street, Bldg A. or by email to
MUNICIPAL COURT CLERK recorder@jacksonvilleor.us.
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 4:00pm
City offices have moved to
206 N Fifth Street!
Dropbox relocated to corner of N. Fifth and D Street. Jacksonville Police Department
A consolidated report based on type of calls & number of incidences
541-899-1231 • www.jacksonvilleor.us
May 15 to June 13, 2017
PLANNING DEPARTMENT HOURS - Direct #: 541-899-6873
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Submit all applications Call Type – Total Calls
& Friday 8:30am-2:00pm & pick-up all permits: Abandoned Vehicle - 1 Fugitive/Warrant - 3
Wednesday: Closed to Public Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: Alarm - 7 Harassment - 1
8:30am-12noon Animal Complaint - 3 Hit & Run - 1
Assist - Other Gov't/Law House Check - 11
JACKSONVILLE CITY SCHEDULE Enforcement Agencies - 55 Larceny/Theft - 3
Assist Public - 15 Missing Person - 1
CITY COUNCIL: CANCELED Tuesday, July 4, 6:00pm (OCH) Assist Medical - 12 MVC - 2
PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, July 12, 6:00pm (OCH) Burglary - 1 Noise - 2
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, July 18, 6:00pm (OCH) City Ordinance - 10 Property Lost/Found - 7
HARC: Wednesday, July 26, 6pm (OCH) Civil - 3 Recovered Vehicle - 1
Criminal Mischief/Vandalism - 1 Suspicious - 13
For Jacksonville City Council Meeting Minutes, Agendas/Packets and Audio Files, Disorderly Conduct - 1 Trespass - 1
please visit www.jacksonvilleor.us and click on the City Council tab. Domestic Disturbance - 2 Unauthorized Entry into a
Location Key: OCH - Old City Hall (S. Oregon & Main), CH - Courthouse, CC - Community Center (160 E. Main Street), Driving Under the Influence - 1 Motor Vehicle (UEMV) - 1
NVR - Naversen Room (Jacksonville Library), FH - Fire Hall (180 N. 3rd St. @ C), EOC - Emergency Ops Center at Police Station Driving While Suspended - 1 Welfare Check - 5

Jacksonville Author Publishes Book on Bach
Jacksonville resident David Gordon is best known locally for his popular Jacksonville series,
Rogue Valley Corvettes
"Pioneer History in Story and Song.”David has forged a versatile international career as 12th Annual Fall Classic Car Show
operatic tenor, lecturer, author, teacher, and classical recording artist.
David is renowned for his vivid performances of the music of J. S. Bach on recordings and
September 9th at Bigham Knoll Campus
in hundreds of concerts throughout North America, Europe, and Japan. In 2016 the St. Louis
Post-Dispatch called him “one of the great interpreters of the evangelist of our time.” For two
decades he has been the lecturer at the Carmel Bach Festival.
After years of lecturing about all this,
I've just published The Little Bach Book, a
collection of my very favorite material.
It's 150 pages of historical vignettes,
scholarly details, bits of pathos, glimpses
of real life, tales of beer, coffee and
tobacco, and more. The book is not about
Bach's music—it is about his career and
the everyday world around him. He had
a hard life, like most musicians in the
18th century, and I believe by learning
more about their lives we deepen our
connections with their music and maybe
What do you get when you combine Many car show participants make a
with our own past.
some of the nicest show cars and trucks weekend out of the Fall Classic to just
J. S. Bach came into my life in 1971. I was The scenes from Bach’s life include
from Oregon and Northern California enjoy Southern Oregon. Other activities
a fledgling opera singer thinking about the time he asked to quit his job and was
with historic Jacksonville and Bigham include wine tasting, hiking and biking,
Mozart and Rossini when I was hired to thrown in jail for a month; his Friday night
Knoll Campus? Answer: The 12th Annual historic tours, music, shopping and
sing the narrator role (the "Evangelist") orchestra gig in a fashionable downtown
Fall Classic Car Show hosted by Rogue dining. Day trips might include Crater
in the two-hour St. John Passion. Bach's cafe restaurant; and the outdoor torch
Valley Corvettes! The Fall Classic brings Lake National Park, Rogue River Gorge
amazing music for tenor grabbed me with lit concert where his trumpeter died of
families, fun, music, food and drinks and and Natural Bridge, Oregon Caves,
its "high lonesome" sound and dramatic smoke inhalation. I also honor the deaths
car enthusiasts together on September Rogue River jet boat rides and the
potential. Bach became my friend, and of Bach's first wife and ten of his children,
9th. This is the second year the show is Shakespeare Festival.
as I studied and performed dozens of his and the sad widowhood of his second
being held at Bigham Knoll, which is “Other than to have fun, visit with
compositions over the years, I enjoyed wife Anna Magdalena, who outlived him
large enough to accommodate the record friends and look at incredibly beautiful
learning about the man himself: he's way by a decade.
turnout experienced at last year’s show. automobiles,” Warren says, “the purpose
more interesting than the stern-faced 300 years ago Bach wanted to entertain,
“We had a wonderful turnout and of the Fall Classic is to support and
marble bust on the piano. stir the heart, and enlighten. In his honor, I
an outstanding show at Bigham Knoll raise funds for SkillsUSA. Net proceeds
He wasn't a superstar: in the early hope The Little Bach Book will do the same.
last year,” says Fall Classic Chairman, benefit the SkillsUSA programs in
1700s Bach was a salaried employee with I'm especially delighted that the
John Warren. “Our car show participants Jacksonville, Josephine and Klamath
a large family living in an apartment in a very first announcement of the book's
loved being on the grassy field at the counties.” SkillsUSA is a program to
major city. I was curious about daily life publication appears in these paragraphs
campus, which helps the cars stay cleaner help high school students learn trade
in those days. What did a middle-class in the Jacksonville Review.
and keeps the crowd cooler during the skills, compete for scholarships and
German family eat, drink, Please join me in
day. We are limiting our show to 200 cars advance to higher levels of education
and wear? How did they early September at Art
this year, as this is a very manageable in varying fields. Their mission is to
cook, or bathe, or illuminate Presence in Jacksonville
number of cars without overwhelming empower its students to become world-
their homes at night? How for a book reading with
the streets and campus. Feedback from class workers, leaders and responsible
many churches were inside my wife, novelist Ginna
our past participants tells us that an event American citizens. “The money that our
the city walls, and how Gordon.
this size is very desirable. Many of our car club raises will help these students
many taverns? The Little Bach Book is
car show participants have reminded us travel to regional and national SkillsUSA
Answers to these available at Art Presence,
that bigger is not always better.” competitions to compete for scholarships.
questions often help make and worldwide
The Fall Classic Car Show has grown In the past eleven years Rogue Valley
Bach more real for us. They wherever books are sold.
over the past eleven years in popularity Corvettes has raised over $90,000 for this
also remind us that the Order online directly
and attendance outgrowing Heritage program. We invite car show participants
"Baroque" era in Europe from the Jacksonville
Motors, Airport Chevrolet and TC and the public to have a fun day with
was the "Colonial" era on publisher www.
Chevy in Ashland. Warren continues, other enthusiasts to help raise even more
this side of the Atlantic and luckyvalleypress.com.
“By moving the event to Jacksonville’s money for this great program.”
that Bach and we are all
Bigham Knoll Campus, it has changed Rogue Valley Corvettes invites you to
part of the continuum of
the ambiance of the day. The grassy the 12th Annual Fall Classic Car Show
human history.
athletic field is nestled between hop to be held on September 9th at Bigham
yards on one side and a vineyard on the Knoll Campus. All makes of cars and
other side. Along with our food vendors trucks are welcome to register. The show
is the Schoolhaus Brewhaus, located is from 10:00am-2:00pm. Raffles and silent
inside the historic main campus building. auctions will be held throughout the show
And, downtown Jacksonville with their hours. Get more Fall Classic information
many wonderful shops and restaurants is at www.roguevalleycorvettes.com.
only a short walk from the car show.”

Changes Afoot at Ashland Partners
In 1992, Mel Ashland started Ashland “This transition is something Brooke
Partners (AP) out of his home in and I have talked about for a couple of
Jacksonville. It was the first CPA firm years,” Mel says. “Our kids attended
to provide verification services to Jacksonville Elementary, and most of
the newly-formed Global Investment our grandchildren have performed in
SUNDAY FUNDAYS Performance Standards (GIPS). GIPS
are finance industry
the annual Jacksonville Elementary play
at Britt. But, we
FROM 9AM – 1PM | LIVE MUSIC AT 11:30AM standards that dictate how now have young
firms can advertise their grandchildren in
historical performance. Seattle, and this
Previously, there was no provides us the
conformity, and investors opportunity to
had little confidence that continue to spend

SUNDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER 15TH an advertisement reflected
actual results.
our time up there
with them.”
Since that beginning 25 Despite the
Located on the historic courthouse grounds years ago, AP has continued sale, the firm’s
in downtown Jacksonville to grow to over 100 Jacksonville
employees and eight offices. Richey Kemmling and Mel Ashland footprint will
Their clients include some remain. ACA will
of the largest asset managers and banks assume the Bigham Knoll based lease
around the globe, and their business lines and retain the approximately 40 local
have expanded beyond GIPS. employees. Richey Kemmling, currently
In June, AP sold their GIPS business to AP’s President, will co-manage the GIPS
ACA, a New York based competitor. The business going forward at ACA. Mel
combination of ACA and AP will create Ashland will remain Managing Partner
a firm with significant reach, counting of AP, which will be about 15 employees
nearly half of the verified top-100 asset across three offices. No employees will be
management firms worldwide as clients. relocated from the sale.
Fresh Food Cool Crafts Magic Music After the transaction, AP will remain It is well-known that our Valley is a
headquartered in Jacksonville and great place to live. But, it can also be a
will still be just outside the largest 200 great place to start and grow a business.
Photos by Mary WilkinsKelly jville.market jville.market @jville.market
accounting firms in America. Just ask Ashland Partners.
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for humanity. But, we are not here to 1. The rise of the global middle class. • Private fishing access
lecture. We are here to talk investing! As The Brookings Institute estimates John.Steinbergs@gmail.com
investment advisors, we do not limit our that at the end of 2016, there were 3.1 • 237’ of Applegate River frontage
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Investing is a confluence of short-term For the next 50 years, the Asian Near Red Lily Vineyards John Steinbergs
and long-term trends. Some of these consumer will be the most important
benefit domestic investments and some global market.
benefit foreign investments. First, let’s 2. Innovation. Despite a world-leading
look at some tailwinds: higher education system, the US has
1. The US has a huge head start. The fallen behind in innovation. Access
phenomenal growth of the past to capital has mitigated this negative
century has provided industry that effect, but consider, according to
today is a dominant force in the the World Intellectual Property
world. Over ¼ of the Fortune Global Organization, China filed more
500 companies are domiciled in the patents in 2016 than the next three
US, despite only 4.2% of the world countries (US, S. Korea, and Japan)
population. The US has the most combined. China patent filings grew
liquid and well-developed capital 18% from 2014 to 2015, while the US
markets in the world. grew at a rate of just over 1.5%.
2. The US dollar remains the world’s Investing is complicated. How to
“reserve currency.” The US dollar allocate your portfolio should take into
has been strong for several years, and account these global trends, as well as
the underlying (relative) strength of the short-term risks and valuations. This
the US economy is a big reason why. should all work in concert with your
Many global transactions continue to investment goals. But, for investors
be priced in dollars. When considering allocating capital right here in the USA,
global investments, currency is an “Buy American” is something they can
important component for investors. still count on.
3. Higher Education. The US higher All opinions and data included in this commentary are
education system is unparalleled. Of as of June 9, 2017 and are subject to change. The opinions
the 25 highest ranked universities and views expresses herein are of Cutler Investment Counsel,
by U.S. News in 2017, 20 are here LLC and are not intended to be a forecast of future events, a
at home. Notably, our top ranked guarantee of future results or investment advice. This report C U T L E R
universities continue to attract the is provided for informational purposes only and should not
top students from around the globe. be considered a recommendation or solicitation to purchase
A few notable examples include: securities. This information should not be used as the
California Institute of Technology
enrolls 27% international students,
sole basis to make any investment decision. The statistics
have been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, How is our approach different
Stanford enrolls 22% internationals
students, and Harvard is at 25%
but the accuracy and completeness of this information
cannot be guaranteed. Neither Cutler Investment Counsel, than other Wealth Managers?
(source: Times Higher Education). LLC nor its information providers are responsible for any
Clearly, our education system is damages or losses arising from any use of this information.
valued globally. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. All
4. Property Rights. Perhaps the most investments involve risk, including possible loss of principal
important issue for investors to amount invested.
consider globally is property Matthew Patten is CEO and Investment
rights. Property rights suggest Portfolio Manager. He is a graduate of
confidence that your investment will Jacksonville Elementary School and South
be protected by local institutions. Medford High School. Matt earned BA
Will the government confiscate degrees in Economics and Environmental
or nationalize your investment? Geo-Sciences from Boston College and a
Will your investment be subject to MBA from the University of Chicago.
inflationary devaluation? Two years Erich Patten is President and Chief
ago, the Seattle Times reported that Investment Officer. He is a graduate of
home buyers from China bought $27 Jacksonville Elementary School and South
billion worth of houses in the U.S. Medford High School. Erich earned a BS
While this might have partially been in Economics from the Wharton School,
a “bet” on the U.S. housing market, University of Pennsylvania, and a Masters in
this was just as likely a “bet” against Public Policy from the University of Chicago.
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think that all properties on the market of the work to be completed.
are faring well, but it always goes back Lots & Land—Buying raw acreage or
Timber Ridge Estates in Jacksonville to supply and demand—and not all even a lot in the city is not for everyone.
• City Water, City Sewer, Natural Gas, Cable & Phone All Installed properties are in heavy demand. Here Many people dream of building their
• 1/3 mile from Downtown Jacksonville is what we’re seeing that is not selling dream home and many are intimidated
• Borders 320 Acres of Woodlands and 18 miles of Hiking Trails quickly and will take time even in this by the process of hiring a planner,
• Building Plans & Builders to Choose from OR Bring Your Own
hot market. architect, builder and then getting the
Overpriced Properties­—Where we are plans approved through the county or
• 1/4 to 1/3 Acre Lots with Common Space Between Each
seeing the strongest demand for housing city. Currently, we have 194 lots for sale
• Rural Feel & Sweeping Valley Views
is the entry level. These appeal to the in Jackson County and they are selling
• First to See the Sunrise & Last to See the Sunset
first-time home buyer fleeing high rental at a rate of about 152 per year, so that’s
prices, investors seeking high rental about 1.25 years of inventory. We have
Graham Farran Ben Joffer prices and those downsizing as their kids 254 rural pieces of land listed and about
Broker Broker
move out of the house. It’s these homes 132 are selling per year so that means
we see multiple offers on, pushing the we have almost two years of inventory.
sales price beyond the listing price. It's So, building your own home may be the
simply supply vs. demand. This doesn’t dream of many, but it’s not the majority.
mean you can price a $200,000 home at Unique, Un-financeable & Niche

Expert Properties $300,000 and sell it. It does mean you can
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the buyer to make up the difference. We Old East Medford, you see all these
recently listed a property at a seller-set beautiful old homes. Although they
Historic Estate with price that is 50% over appraised value. are full of character, they can be hard
On one hand, there is no inventory to find a buyer for, and they don’t
Casual Elegance available in this price range in Talent always sell quickly. We purchased an
where the property is listed, but there 1880’s Victorian which we renovated
also hasn’t been anyone willing to pay to be our office. It has turned out to
onville Craftsman-Era Style • Contemporary Comfort 50% more than its current value, despite be a true learning experience and took
lack of inventory. So, the lesson learned patience, time and money to restore and
is this—where demand is greater than keep it restored. We also have off-the-
supply, there is certainly opportunity to grid properties, uniquely large homes,
increase the price—but that increase must uniquely small homes, multiple homes
be “within reason.” on one lot and un-financeable homes; all
Project Properties—Many of us are niche properties that take the right buyer.
overwhelmed with our life as it is. But it only takes one!
Kids, parents, work, school; it all adds Over $1 million dollar properties—
up, so taking on a project is for the In Jackson County alone, we have 67
brave. Project properties fall into lots of properties currently listed for sale at over
categories. We recently came across a $1 million each, and about 26 are selling
home that the seller had smoked in and per year. Although the million dollar
455 North Oregon Street her dogs had urinated on the carpets market has been doing much better than
which yielded quite the smell. Instead of in years past, we still have 2.5 years of
Historic Jacksonville listing the property, which would have inventory. Southern Oregon appeals
541-899-8938 sold for somewhere around a $20,000 to retirees and, in general, they are
www.touvellehouse.com under market value, we had the work downsizing when they move here and
done of replacing all the carpets and are not buying $1 million plus homes. On
painting with Kilz at a cost of $6,000. The the one hand, the over $1 million market
home sold at market value which saved is stronger than it has ever been, but on
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Facebook! the seller money. Passing a project onto the other hand, it will take years to sell
a buyer is always more costly than just the inventory we currently have listed.
getting the work done yourself. We just So not everything sells in a hot real
came upon another type of project that’s estate market, but we should be thankful
a 30-acre rural property in Josephine we have a hot market as we can all
county zoned RR-5. Because of the remember that from 2007-2012 every
zoning, the property can be split into 5 home had a difficult time selling. Our
Our Patio is open! acre parcels or 6 lots total instead of the
current one lot. That makes it much more
real estate market today is a reflection of
our increasingly growing value-add that
valuable—or does it? The problem is that attracts more escapees and retirees. They
someone has to hire a planner, get the have discovered what we already know...
property surveyed and get the division this is a great place to live!
approved through the county, all of

a whole lotta’ Yum! which is going to take time and money.
If sold as a project, it’s only financeable
as what it is—one 30 acre parcel. An
appraisal will not give value to ‘what can
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July 2017 Events Calender
For more, please visit JacksonvilleReview.com & Facebook/TheJacksonvilleReview
Jacksonville Art Events • Tuesday, July 4, noon-3:00pm: mayor's 4th of • Friday, July 14, 7:00pm: movie night at old
July 2017 july picnic, Jacksonville City Hall grounds. p 15 city hall, Double feature. See ad next page

Art Presence Art Center • Friday, July 7, tours at 7:00, 7:15, 7:30 & 7:45pm: • Saturday, July 15, 9:00am-noon: marker
Summer, At Last! Now–July 30 jacksonville haunted history cleaning & workshop in historic
Bright colors and light- tours. p 12 jacksonville cemetery. p 13
hearted summer themes
by our talented member • Friday-Sunday, July 7-9, 10:00am-4:00pm: • Saturday, July 15, noon-4:00pm: beekman
artists await you, ready southern oregon lavender house museum victorian days,
to brighten your home festival. See article p 4 & ad p 27 "Victorian Etiquette." p 12
or office décor. Choose
from large oils or small • Saturday, July 8, 10:00-11:30am: history • Saturday & Sunday, July 22 & 23, 10:00am-6:00pm:
works, finely hand-
saturday in historic jacksonville william henry show at carefree
crafted works in wood
or glass to fit any size cemetery. "Jacksonville Fires." p 13 buffalo. See article p 6 & ad p 40
space that needs an
accent with artistic flair. “Bathing Beauty,” by Nancy Bardos • Saturday & Sunday, July 8 & 9, 11:00am-4:00pm: • Saturday, July 22, tours at noon, 1:30 & 3:00pm:
You will also find jewelry, books by Jacksonville authors, living history days at hanley farm. beekman house living history,
and beautiful original music CDs. Summer, At Last! con- See article p 14 "Time Travel to 1932." p 12
tinues through Sunday, July 30, with a second reception
on Saturday, July 1, from 1–3 pm. Enjoy refreshments and • Saturday-Monday, July 8-10: storytelling • Thursday, July 27, 4:30-6:30pm: pioneer
live music by Minstrel Streams. Adding to the festivities, guild children's festival, Britt village art gala featuring
paintings created during the Artists Workshop’s 2017 grounds. p 26 patrick bestE. See ad next page
Southern Oregon Plein Air Event will be on display for a
one-day outdoor show in front of the gallery. Welcome • Tuesday, July 11, 6:30-8:00pm: tuesday
summer with the arts at Art Presence Art Center!
evening stroll in historic Make sure to read all ADS
jacksonville cemetery. p 13 for more FUN events!

Got App?
“Best of the Rogue Valley,” glass art by Jessy Carrara.
Life Drawing Studio
Monday Figure Drawing is on summer hiatus. Sessions
will resume in September.
Art Presence Off-Site Exhibits
~ Watercolors by Anne Brooke at Pioneer Village.
~ Textile art by Charlotte Wirfs in the Naversen Room at
Jacksonville Public Library.
~ Photography by Tom Ommen at the Medford Library.
Art Presence Art Center is a nonprofit organization
located at 206 N. Fifth St., next to Jacksonville’s historic
courthouse. Gallery hours: 11am–5pm every Fri–Sun.
GoodBean Coffee
July 1–31: For the Love of
Paintings by Anna Elkins
Summer is celebratory in Jackson-
ville! With the warm weather and
cold drinks, Anna tells us that the
Goodbean is one of her favorite
spots to meet friends. It’s a treat
for our longtime friend and for us
to have her art on our historic
brick walls again. 
165 South Oregon Street ~ 541-899-8740 ~ goodbean.com JVille-Rev,7-17-Entertainment_9/01Entertain. flyer 6/14/17 4:49 PM Pa

South Stage Cellars
Now–August 3: Here, There and Everywhere
Images by Gene Black T HIS M ONTH AT DON’T MISS
A very well-known lead
guitarist who played for
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years, Gene Black recent-
ly moved to Medford.
His photography reflects
a life of travel and a eyes
that catch every detail of
his surroundings. Meet 1 GAIBE CARROL TRIO
the artist at our reception
while enjoying complimentary appetizers & live music
on Saturday, July 22, from 5:30-8:00 pm. 6, 7 & 8 DAVID PINSKY & PHIL NEWTON
125 South Third Street ~ 541-899-9120
southstagecellars.com 13 BILL HALEY DUO
Featured Website by Hannah West Design
raku-ceramic-pottery.com 14 & 15 MILESTONE IN REVIEW
John Dodero is an artist and a
wise businessman who makes
search engine optimization a 20 ROGUE SUSPECTS TRIO
priority. For the past few years
we have fine-tuned his website
regularly to keep it performing
up to ever-changing SEO
standards, including merging 27 GAIBE CARROL TRIO
his previous HTML site with
his WordPress WooCommerce shop, copywriting,
keyword research and rank tracking, image optimization 28 & 29 MERCY DUO
and caching, implementing Yoast SEO and site-wide SSL.
Ask me how I can help you with your online presence! FOR MORE MUSIC INFO, VISIT OUR WEBSITE:
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A Cup of Conversation Pioneer Village presents... Everyone is

a l a
by Michael Kell welcome

Ar t G
to attend!

Patrick Beste
Thursday, July 27, 2017 • 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

really enjoy reading Paul Becker's creed, color and gender, gather to take
column. Our mayor is bedrock part in remembering the freedoms our
small town life. Some will nation is all about. How interesting. Patrick Beste is an award winning abstract
respectfully disagree with his views on Great sacrifice surrounds us; the ultimate artist living in Ashland, Oregon. His paintings
city business but none can argue the sacrifice for many. Everyone is kind, reflect his impressions of the Northwest,
irreducible wisdom gleaned from the welcoming and generous in their time, particularly the spectacular Rogue Valley.
better part of a century living the dream space and celebratory provisions! The Patrick is a member of the Ashland Gallery
called America. sea air is clean and we breathe deeply, Association Artists Group and he is an
Paul will continue to defend the next momentarily free from the gangrenous active member of the Watercolor Society
generation's heritage of this small town. stench of a mighty nation currently of Oregon.
When the kids realize big city dreams infected by virulent strains of ideological
sold to them weren't as advertised, rot. At twilight’s last gleaming, all leave
some will come home to give our here unified as one family, feeling
grandchildren the same blessed life we awestruck; grateful for the most generous
enjoyed. nation on
That's called earth and the
legacy and sacred gift
the only of being an
lasting thing American.
we leave There’s no
behind. May littering, no
our legacies destruction
never be the of property,
kind our no sign Enter to
progeny thousands of Wine & Hors d’oeuvres Win a
must spend people were will be served! Harry and
lifetimes just here. David Gift
overcoming. Even more
Come and meet the artist Basket!
I recently interesting.
put Mary on So, out of while enjoying great
a plane to respect for refreshments and live music!
soak up the our country’s Patrick’s beautiful
salty air in upcoming abstract art will
one of her birthday, be available
most special places to be. We received I decided to go on a media fast. for viewing
some very good news, miraculous if Anesthetizing myself at the hypnotic July through
truth be told, concerning her health. We fires of a morally corrupt medium has December 2017.
Tours available during this event!
continue to be a family of miracles and become a bad habit rationalized too
it's time to rest now and soak in much easily. I'm sick of being a receptacle for 541-899-6825 • 805 N. 5th St., Jacksonville, OR 97530 • www.PioneerVillageOregon.com T
gratitude. I'll join her shortly, just in a lesser mind's garbage in the name
time to celebrate our daughter's twenty- of entertainment; a brand of pollution
something birthday on the 4th of July. almost exclusively hateful to the things
Her brother is now a big wheel in the
United States Navy so while on base
mattering most to me.
Looking deep in the mirror beginning
Jacksonville FREE Movie Night
we get to enjoy the greatest fireworks my sixth decade, legacy is staring me
spectacle on earth. down. An unyielding truth of why I'm 7:00 PM at Old City Hall
From Point Loma to the Downtown still here haunts my spirit. Finishing (Doors Open at 6:30)
Harbor, San Diego hosts the Big Bay well must still require something of me, Friday – July 14
Boom with four synchronized barges maybe ultimately to understand this
loaded with the best legal pyrotechnics miraculous, forgiven life full of grace and A TWO MYSTERY DOUBLE FEATURE NIGHT
known to humankind. With a wave of second chances.
our son's security credentials, we get The celebration will end in its own
to settle in for the day on the long pier climatic glory and the last leg of a long
at Coronado Island Air Station and march impatiently waits for my return. He’s Accused Of
watch the festivities exploding in the The narrow road continues ahead Killing Her
night just hundreds of feet right above just outside the gates. With towering
us. The comforting irony of the Pacific silhouettes of Sacrifice, Duty and Honor
Fleet providing the breathtaking flanking our exit, I'm ready now to
backdrop to the celebration does not finish the race amongst this cloud of He’s Innocent But
escape anyone. When the rocket's red witnesses. And by God's grace, a finish Has No Alibi.
glare begins bursting in air, there's not to a life lived well.
a lot of discernible conversation for the Be good not bitter.
next hour or so. Michael is a coffee entrepreneur and
Can Their Love For
Thousands of generational Navy sometimes author living in the Pacific Each Other Survive?
families of all persuasions; every race, Northwest with his lovely wife, Mary.

EdenVale Winery The Falcon’s At It Again. Now He’s
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We are open the 4th of July with
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for kids 3-12 years old from 1pm to
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bottomless beverages. Tickets required, call or stop
in the tasting room. Limited participation, so order tickets now.
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On Real Estate & More
by Sandy J. Brown
Licensed • Bonded • Insured
Conventional & Organic
Your Greenway Spray Calendar: Landscape Spraying
JULY: Poison Oak & Pasture Weeds The Perils of Overpricing
• Weed Control • Pasture Spray
• Poison Oak • Blackberries

• Fruit Trees • Roses veryone wants to get the highest
• Leyland Cypress • Pest Control price possible when selling their
• Barnyards • Driveways home, and many people believe
their home is worth more than it actually
may be. After all, homeowners have
Greg Stewart, Owner emotions attached to their home and, as
Greg@GreenwaySpray.com a result, often think their home is worth
more than prospective buyers do. It’s
Call Today! worth noting that most buyers comparison
shop when searching for a home and if a
541-622-9949 house is priced higher than all the others,
they are likely not going to buy it and they
Visit our website! may not even look at it. Overvaluing a • Broker open houses—your agent
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can have negative ramifications. open house, an open house for other
Buyers typically have a range of how agents where they’ll walk through
much they plan on spending for their and give their feedback. If there’s
new home, and if the house is above that a consistent pattern of other agents
range, it is likely they will move on to the stating your home is priced too high,
next home. Since the majority of home then it likely is.
searches start on the internet, sellers can Here are the issues that can arise from
limit the number of potential buyers overpricing:
simply because their home is overvalued. • Statistics from the National
Internet search engines typically offer Association of Realtors show the
search ranges, and if the home is priced longer your home sits on the market,
outside the range, buyers won’t even see the lower the price it will sell for.
it in their search result pages. Let’s say • The longer your home sits on the
you priced your home at $610,000 when market, the less traffic you’ll get
it’s truly valued at $585,000. Anyone over time. This fluctuates depending
looking up to the $600,000 range isn’t on the price range, time of year,
going to see your listing. But if you listed available comparable inventory, etc.
it at $599,000, it would appear in the • Another item that needs to be
search results. considered is that most buyers are
Here are some ways you may know if not paying with cash, and will need
your home is priced too high: a mortgage with the buyer’s lender
• Little to no showing requests—if requiring an appraisal. If your
nobody is coming in through your appraisal comes in lower than the
door, you won’t be getting any offers. contracted price, you’ll likely need
• Showings and no offers—if you have to renegotiate certain terms with
a good amount of traffic coming the buyer.
through your door and no one is The market price for a home is
submitting an offer, there are three determined by what a buyer is willing to
reasons why this could be: price, pay for it. There are certainly things that
condition or location. If the condition homeowners can do to influence buyers’
and location are good but you have perceptions of their home’s value and
received no offers, your property is therefore increase the price buyers are
most likely priced too high. willing to pay, but ultimately the buyers
• Feedback—Once an agent shows will set the price.
a home, they’re solicited for Sandy J. Brown, lives in Jacksonville and is
feedback. If you’re receiving a real estate broker and land use planner with
feedback stating that the price is Western Properties of Southern Oregon, LLC.
too high, then you should seriously She can be reached at sandyjbrown@gmail.
consider that feedback. com or 831-588-8204. See ad page 11.

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Can I Retire, Yet?
by Steve Yungen & Jeff Blum, Jones & Associates

an I Retire, yet? This is a
question we hear most often
from people in our “baby-
boomer” age bracket of around 60+
years old. The answer is generally, “Yes,
you can retire, but what will be the
Questions to ask yourself before you
• Will I have enough money to sustain
my current lifestyle if I don’t have
income from working?
• How long will my money last?
• What will I do with my time if I am
not working?
• Are there other benefits that may be
lost if I retire? (For example: group
health insurance from an employer.)
• Can I tolerate the extra time I’ll be
spending with my spouse? Will you outlive your money? Your
The answers to these questions will Social Security income is designed to
depend on many factors. Creating a budget continue for as long as you live, but the
by writing down a list of your current age you begin your SS benefit will greatly
expenses and debt, your anticipated future
expenses and a list of income sources is a
affect the amount of the benefit. Income
from an annuity can also be guaranteed
good beginning to determine the answers.
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incidental expenses for items that a successful retirement. Our goal is to
you must have. help our clients understand and build
2. ‘Want to’ expenses: Make a list of a coordinated, comprehensive plan.
monthly expenses (estimate) of We invite you to contact us for a no-
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Building Our Future
by Brad Bennington, Executive Officer
Builders Association of Southern Oregon

Deluxe and Beyond

he company truck I nearly and our modern cars. Oregon didn’t
always drove was that 1958 even have a building code until 1974,
Chevrolet Apache. Dad’s outfit but nowadays, our building codes get
had a lot of vehicles but I usually got the updated frequently. Just like the modern
green Chevy. I had a habit of running features on our cars, we expect more
hard, and the equipment I used just from our buildings than ever before.
wore out faster. So, dad Builders today must
had me drive the most comply with a structural
bullet-proof rig the code, an energy code and
company owned. It was specialty codes covering
all business with a solid mechanical, plumbing,
steel 8’ stepside bed, 4 electrical and more. Just
on the floor, solid rear as that old Chevy has
axle and heavy-duty split been replaced by today’s
rims. Power came from high-tech cars, so to have
a cast iron small block our humble cottages with
283 V8 with not a computer in sight. It high-tech “smart houses” that can even
was the “Deluxe” edition and came with make their own power with solar panels.
a chrome front bumper, a radio and a But all this progress comes at a price. You
heater. Yep. No power windows, seats can’t buy a new car without crash beams,
or door locks. No Sirius, Bluetooth, air seat belts and air bags. You also can’t buy
conditioning or air bags. Just a work a new house without advanced materials,
truck that ran like the dickens and did high-tech devices and computerized
everything we asked of it for years. I energy management systems. These
don’t know how many miles it had when days “Deluxe” is costing a lot more and
dad sold it, because the odometer quit at builders have little choice in many of the
about 25,000 on its 4th or 5th time around cost drivers. The good news is that we’re
and I ran it another 2 years after that. creating the most advanced buildings the
Wish I’d bought that old truck. world has ever seen. The other news is
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Love Your Landscape
Inspiration for
by Adam Haynes

your Garden Get Inspired
and Home
s the days travels to help you transform your
have outdoor living area into an at-home oasis.
gotten The obvious heat of the summer
longer and music months reminds me of an entire range
flows off Britt Hill, I know summer is of plants we sometimes overlook in our
definitely upon us. Around here, the landscapes. For those of you looking
natural surroundings of our historic to add an unexpected touch to your
town cast our summers with an almost landscape, succulents are great options.
magical quality. Succulents are described as plants that
While Jacksonville and Southern have adapted to arid or low moisture
Oregon is a summertime destination for environments by storing moisture in
many, some of us are planning to take their leaves, stems, and roots. The beauty
trips and family vacations in the next few of these plants is that they require less
months. While out and about, pay special regular maintenance than other varieties
attention to the natural landscapes you of house or garden plants.
encounter. Take in the natural beauty you We all recognize cacti as some of
see and let it help and inspire you to create the most common succulents. What
a unique landscape at your own property. some may not know is that while all
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your attention, ask yourself what is it are cacti. While cacti have spines,
130 W California Street exactly about what you’re seeing that they also often display large, colorful,
Historic Jacksonville captures you or draws you in. This will be beautiful flowers. Other varieties of
a great guide forward to putting the pieces succulents include “air plants” which
together for your own creation. are characterized by having little or no
If you come across a natural scene direct contact with soil. The texture and
www.bluedoorgardenstore.com this summer that captures your color profile that succulents contribute
attention, snap a photo. Take notice of to a landscape can be quite striking.
the details and all of the creative uses We live in one of the most beautiful
of stone, light fixtures, decorations, areas of the world; our climate, mountains,
fences, statues, pergolas, sitting walls, forests, lakes and rivers are unique. I hope
Over 1200 Quilts! planters, herb gardens, flower gardens,
water gardens, and any other outdoor
you take in all the natural beauty around
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The Weed Wrangler
by Bob Budesa

Debunking Myths

Full line of Jim Shore remember giving a noxious weed if the plant is actively growing. Therefore,
& Heartwood Creek presentation a few years back, spraying a plant that has senesced
Statues during which I discussed many (deteriorated with age) and died back for
weed species, along with several methods the season will do no harm, and be a waste
and tools with which to control them. of time and money. The cells through which
During the discussion, a gentleman the formulation must pass have died, and
raised his hand and stated that Yellow made further passage impossible. The same
Starthistle didn’t like water, and in fact, thing happens if you overload your mixture
Quilt Finishing • Custom Designs • Special Requests he’d turned his once-infested pasture back with more active ingredient than you need,
into production by regular irrigations. I or add other formulations. (Never do this
Hand or machine quilting begged everyone’s indulgence, and the unless you know what you’re doing). You
gentleman’s pardon, as I explained the basically kill the initial cells upon contact,
214 E. California Street (next to Las Palmas) myth behind his statement. keeping the formulation from passing
541-899-1972 The field in question was a mixture further into the root system, depriving you
of pasture grass, clover, and a moderate of your desired result. You’ll see what is
population of yellow starthistle. Having referred to as “top kill,” but the roots will
heard the myth from some passing still be viable, ready to sprout again, driving
The Storytelling Guild presents snake-oil salesman, water was heavily and you further to the brink of insanity!
regularly applied. Over the course of a few Read the label. The label is the law!
years, the yellow starthistle diminished in Most herbicide formulations call for
density, and the grasses flourished. The quite low concentrations for foliar
logic, therefore, was that starthistle didn’t applications. Mixtures using 2%-3% are
like water. It must have drowned! not uncommon, from which you should
Picture if you will, a cross-section of not deviate. This equates to roughly 2 oz.
soil. Grasses are shallow-rooted plants, per gallon of water. Another reason to
generally occupying the upper 6”-12” adhere to the label recommendations is
of soil. Yellow starthistle is a tap-rooted that injurious and unpredictable results
annual, with roots extending many feet can occur to neighboring plants if mixing
Saturday, July 8 below the surface. When water was recommendations are not followed.
4:30 to 8:30 PM applied, the grasses intercepted the water Herbicides, when used correctly and
first, depriving the starthistle of its much responsibly, are wonderful tools. You’ll
needed drink. Receiving no water, and get your desired results, the residue will
Sunday, July 9
being out-competed for nutrients, the generally dissipate in a short time, and
4:30 to 8:30 PM starthistle died back, while the grasses you can proceed to create the landscape
flourished. Voila! It’s easy to see how the of your dreams.
Monday, July 10 myth caught on, but now you know…. Bob Budesa moved to Jacksonville from
9:30 AM to 1 PM sorry Paul Harvey…the rest of the story. Alturas California in 1989, retired from BLM
Another myth is regarding the use after 38 years where he oversaw the noxious
of herbicides, and one I admit to which weed program with Medford District BLM
A fun-filled family affair I subscribed many years ago. It went (850,000 acres), worked in the Wild Horse
with over 30 craft booths something like this: “If a little is good, a Program in1970’s, and has been a member of
lot is better.” Nothing could be further the Jacksonville Woodlands Association since
At Jacksonville’s Britt Gardens from the truth! 2009. Bob is still involved with noxious weed
Herbicides, especially those that work education and awareness, primarily through
Admission $3
systemically (reaching deep into the roots), the Jackson Coordinated Weed Management
require that they not do much damage Area he helped start several years ago. http://
Proceeds benefit the Storytelling Guild, a non-profit organization until they’ve worked their way deep into www.jswcd.org/Page.asp?NavID=34.
the plant’s roots. Keep in mind that the Questions – please give me a call at 326-
www.facebook.com/storytellingguild storytellingguild.org only way an herbicide will injure a plant is 2549, or write me at bob_budesa@yahoo.com.

Love Thy Pollineighbor
by Kenda Swartz Pepper

The Last Bee, A Poem
She rested gently in his soft, young hand
In awe, he stared, at a smallness so grand.

What have we done? In earnest he pleaded.
They forgot, she whispered, how much we are needed.

But I don’t understand, he stuttered through tears.
You’re not to blame, she said, it's been going on for years.

How can I help? His angst ever growing.
You cannot, she responded, it’s just too late for knowing.

You see, wisdom, too often, arrives too late.
People, long ago, determined my fate.

Some humans are unaware regarding toxicity.
Unwillingness to change results in complicity.

Be kind and wise, she tried to explain.
Please ensure that my family has not died in vain.

Will you think of me, I mean, after I depart?
He answered in silence, by way of broken heart.

She fell to her side, struggling to upright
The senseless poisons, winning the fight.

Fragility replaced a once lively existence.
There was no cure for her failing resistance.

Weakened and ailing, the bee acquiesced.
The child bargained and pleaded, trying his best. Conveniently located minutes from Jacksonville!
One final buzz on delicate wings…
The last bee on earth no longer sings.

n February 21, Jacksonville Oregon has four Bee Cities: Talent,
City Council nearly rejected Ashland, Phoenix, and Gold Hill. Given
a proposal for Jacksonville’s the vast amount of green space and
Bee City USA certification. Instead, the potpourri of native plants here, it’s a
initiative was tabled for six months. natural progression for Jacksonville to
Councilors wanted to see if the stake a claim in protecting pollinators The Farm Store
community would rally around the idea and becoming Oregon’s fifth Bee City.
Wednesday-Saturday 10-6
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towns and now college campuses (the knows we mean beesiness.
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Canada are taking a stand to protect Pollinator Project Rogue Valley and
them by becoming certified Bee Cities. learn about our native pollinators
Phyllis Stiles, Founder and Director and the Southern Oregon Buzzway.
of Bee City USA asserts "By applying • See a real beehive (in an
for Bee City USA certification, observation box)!
a community publicly states its • Join our “We Support Bee City
commitment to consider the needs of Jacksonville” sign campaign, the
pollinators in landscaping decisions. brainchild of local 10-year-old
Bee City USA affiliates and their pollinactivist, Adriana. Our goal
volunteers are pollinator advocates is to have a sign in every window.
that contribute to spreading awareness Bring your children to the kids’
of the vital ecosystem services activity table to color signs that
pollinators provide and what each of we’ll hand out to residents.
us can do to reverse their declines by • I’ll be signing and selling my
incorporating more native plants and children’s book, Well Earth Well Me!
using fewer pesticides. 100% of the profits will be donated
Just as billions of tiny bees, butterflies, to this initiative.
moths, flower flies, and beetles Would you or your child like to be
contribute to our planetary resilience, a Bee City volunteer? Would you like
each action we take to provide them a PDF of the “We Support Bee City
a healthy place to live, eat, and Jacksonville” sign for your children
reproduce, aggregates with countless to color at home? Please email me:
other efforts to make a significant kendaswartzpepper@gmail.com.
cumulative impact. When neighbors
join together, a city or town can, indeed,
make a remarkable difference.”

Speaking of Antiquing with
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Jewelry, Fine lass insulators have been them away when they were completely
Antiques, etc. around since 1840 when the covered in wax. We would find tops of
first telegraph lines were strung old telegraph and telephone poles on our
across America. They were non-threaded, hikes through the Black Hills, and we
and had wings or “ram’s horns” that would use them for target practice. It’s a
some collectors today call “Mickey good thing I held on to a few of them!
Mouse ears.” Another type from that era Many collectors find the clear and
was the “glass block” design. They were aqua skirted insulators generic and less
square-ish. desirable.
Soon after that Rare is amber,
the pinhole or cobalt blue,
pin style was olive green,
Like us on facebook used, allowing and royal
it to be attached purple. Not
on a wood only are
“pin.” This led some colors
to Louis Cauvet rare, but
designing the certain styles
threaded style, of insulator
making them are almost
more secure on impossible
pins through all to find, in
types of weather. This is still the standard any color. You will have to consult the
today. Hemingray identifications pages to
Millions of glass insulators were identify yours, and learn the names
produced each year, in varying shapes, of the designs, such as Pony, Keg,
between 1920 and 1940 to keep up Rumple, Three Rumple, Seilers, Bullet,
with the demand for electrification of Big Mouth, Hockey Puck, Teepee,
our country. One of the most prolific Hoopskirt, to name a few.
manufactures of insulators was the There is always something more to
Hemingray Glass Co. They produced learn about something we may think of
For the Young & Young at Heart many jars, bottles, and glassware in as a common item.
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opposed to some glass manufacturing thickness and quality, and color. Also
(541) 899-7421 companies using slag glass. They check the crown shape and the bottom
info@scheffels.com embossed the insulators with their name, drip points; if the points are smooth, it
patent numbers, and a coding system could be a reproduction.
that makes it possible for collectors today Salesman samples were made in the
to identify the production location, age 1920s-1930s, and were made in three
and type. These reference pages are colors: Aqua, Green, and Amber. They
available online and I was amazed at how had sharp dip points. These are being
many different types of insulators there reproduced as well in colors not used
were, many I had never seen. by Hemingray.
Aqua glass insulators were the first We have a selection of insulators here
things that I collected back in rural South at Pickety Place if you want to add to or
Dakota in the early 1970’s. They were begin a collection.
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Upon graduation from William Jewell, Mary Ann returned to Des Moines and took
Sensational Seniors a position as a placement director for Manpower Corporation, a company that tested
and placed people in companies that needed temporary help. When Richard returned
by Mike McClain from his military stint, the couple married in 1958. The academic-minded Richard
moved on to the University of Iowa where he was to receive first a Masters and then
a doctorate in Communications. Mary Ann took courses in Middle and Old English
and was an associate editor for a University of Wisconsin publication. Richard’s first
job was at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and here Mary Ann was to fulfill
a long-time goal by getting a Masters in Library Science. While she did not take a
librarian position in Madison, she and a friend did open a children’s bookstore.
Once the young couple was established in Madison, they started considering adopting a
child and in 1965 adopted twin girls, Megan and Heather, not knowing at the time that both
girls were severely handicapped. It wasn’t until the girls were five and the Byrnes were at the
University of Texas in Austin, that an accurate diagnosis of their condition was confirmed. As
one might expect, this was a devastating blow to these determined parents, but Mary Ann
believes that the girls were a gift from God to teach them patience and humility.
Mary Ann, Richard and their girls stayed in Texas until 1973 when Richard was
offered a full tenured professorship and assistant dean position at the renowned
Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California
Mary Ann Byrne: World Traveler, (USC). Later, Dr. Byrne was to become the Dean of this school. Mary Ann remembers,
Book Lover and Conversationalist “Richard always had a little business on the side” and was intrigued by the
beginning of the technology movement and pioneered that intrigue and research into

Springboard, a one-man business where he began traveling across the United States
hen I entered Mary Ann Byrne’s stately historic Jacksonville home on and later Europe speaking to multiple national and international companies about the
California Street to begin my “Sensational Seniors” interview, I was coming world of technology and what it was going to mean to the business world.
greeted with, “I have always lived in and loved older homes and, while Mary Ann became his booking agent, and in a short time Springboard and the Byrne
they take a good deal of tender care and are expensive to maintain, they help define Group became a very successful company.
who I am.” Mary Ann’s home is appropriately decorated in period furniture and a The Byrne family was devastated in 1988 when Richard was diagnosed with interior
wonderful assortment of art representing her numerous travels around the world. melanoma and, three weeks after giving a speech in Atlanta to AT&T executives, he
She said, “I have a large collection of books and for lack of a better word, stuff. I have died at the young age of 53. Prior to Richard’s death, Mary Ann and Richard had
enjoyed all of these possessions, but now it is time to start sharing them with other made the painful decision to place Heather and Megan in a care facility. Mary Ann
people, so I am in the process of giving things away, and that is a joy in itself.” remembers, “The girls only knew me and I was smothering them. They needed 24-
To get to 1993 when Mary Ann moved to Jacksonville, one needs to go back in time hour care and the opportunity to progress as far as they could. The wonderful facility
and, specifically, to February 15, 1933 and her birth in Des Moines, Iowa where she we placed them in gave them just that.”
joined two older sisters and an older brother. While, like many, her family struggled Now alone, Mary Ann stayed in the Los Angeles area for a few more years before
financially through these turbulent Depression years, she has many fond memories of making the move to Jacksonville in 1993. Prior to 1993, as a travel coordinator for the
growing up, saying, “Our family was fortunate to have a wonderful piano and loads Pacific Asia Museum, she had accompanied groups of college students who traveled
of books and it was an easy walk to the library.” to Ashland to see all the Shakespeare Festival plays. At age 60 she decided that she
Mary Ann’s first twelve years of schooling were in Des Moines, graduating from needed to move from southern California and start a new life in southern Oregon.
high school in 1951. A strong academic student, Mary Ann was intuitive enough to Initially, she planned on settling in Ashland but a recommended visit to Jacksonville
take a wide selection of available business courses, so she was a proficient typist, convinced her that this was the place for her. She saw the house on East California
mastered shorthand and had basic accounting skills. While intent on going to college, Street, secured a showing and purchased three months later.
she did not have the money to do so, but emulated her older brother by working for Once settled in Jacksonville, Mary Ann promised herself that she would not become
two years to save up money for college. With her strong business skills background, president of any organization as she had already served many presidencies. This, however,
Mary Ann was able to land a job as an editorial assistant for a national retail magazine. did not mean she was inactive, for she quickly became a member of the Jacksonville Garden
When two of her supervisors quickly left their positions, then eighteen-year-old Mary Club, the Boosters Club and the Rogue Valley Genealogy Society. While not as president, she
Ann was quickly promoted to an assistant editor position and was sent on assignment has served on numerous boards including the Rogue Valley Chorale, Rogue Art Gallery, the
to Indiana. She recalled,“ I had never been on a train before, but I quickly learned the Community Concert Association, the Cultural Commission and the Jacksonville Boosters
ins and outs of train travel, so I could grab my portable typewriter in one hand and Foundation. She is an active member of the Jacksonville Presbyterian Church, serving as an
my little suitcase in another and be on my way.” Her travels took her to many places, Elder and for 12 years as Clerk of Session. She has been the Moderator of the Jacksonville
and in one ten-week travel span she made it to the west coast and experienced her first Book Club since 1995 which once had 15 members that met monthly in her small retreat
ride in an airplane. She would visit “all the beautiful department stores,” take photos cottage by her main home. She relates, “Sadly we have lost Liz Braislin and others during the
and then retire to her room and type up a story for the magazine. ensuing years but have gained Carolyn Kingsnorth and are now a strong eight members.”
While the magazine work was exciting and the travel with the magazine was to Her daughter, Heather, died last year, but Mary Ann continues her routine of
whet her travel appetite, she knew that, if she did not quit the magazine, she would calling Megan every Saturday for a half-hour visit and, although Megan can not
never make it to college. Fortuitously, she was recruited by two representatives of talk, she enjoys listening to her mother. Megan and Heather loved Jacksonville and
the William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri who were looking for someone with visited several times a year.
editorial experience who wanted to attend college and was willing to work 20 hours Mary Ann and Richard were able to experience a good deal of travel while Richard
a week editing a college publication. It was a perfect match and this small liberal arts was still alive, mainly to Asia and Europe, and Mary Ann has continued to enjoy
college was just what she wanted. She was to receive a dual degree in English and traveling across the world to such places as Argentina, Morocco, Tibet, Italy, England,
American History. In addition, it was here that she met her future husband, Richard Wales, Africa and to India twice. Even with her volunteer responsibilities, her book
Byrne. Interestingly enough, Richard, while a gifted high school student, like Mary club activities and her other commitments, Mary Ann has since childhood been a great
Ann, had no money for college but was recruited by the same two men who had fan of baseball. She played competitive softball during her high school years and has
recruited Mary Ann, because they wanted Richard for the school debate team. At the broken nose and gimpy elbow to prove it.
the time he was approached, he was digging a septic tank at his parent’s home. The A well-known personality in our village, Mary Ann is noted for her NPR-quality
two met in a college English class, were engaged at the end of college at which time speaking ability, for her intelligent wit, for her generosity of both her resources and
Richard then enlisted in the Army and was off to Germany to do intelligence work. her time and, most importantly, for her grace.

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Contact Lenses

or success with contact 3. Store lenses in the proper lens storage case and replace
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950 N 5th Street • Jacksonville Caring for the Caregiver by Joyce McPartland
Finding Comfort as a Caregiver

“Sometimes the most helpful things we learn don’t come from teachers, but from people like us,
just struggling to do the best they can with this life.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

hat I have found about meeting with other want our “help,” they just want an environment where
caregivers is how much we truly learn from they have an opportunity to talk and have a peaceful,
each other’s experiences. In a group, we willing, understanding ear to listen to them, just listen.
have finally found a place where we can all relate, on Though we may all relate, effective listening means
topics mundane and complex. I love it when we are in taking the time to hear and understand without voicing
our group and someone mentions what has happened our own interpretations. The way you listen changes
to them recently in caregiving (a moment of gratitude, the way that someone else feels heard. Pause a moment
a petty annoyance), and we all react the same way with before chipping in.
a resounding “YES, that has happened to me, too.” This Most of us could stand to listen more carefully in
is where we find our comfort; that although we may general, to be present and allow others to speak, as this
have different caregiving situations, we can take comfort helps to ease the daily burdens (in the caregiver’s case,
in knowing that what we are going through, or what of being tired, frustrated, emotionally worn-out). The
we are feeling, is familiar, real, and not uncommon. A quality of our listening, our compassionate ear is all that
shared human experience. is wanted and needed. Help, when sought, comes after.
One group member brings-up the term “Sundowning” Southern Oregon Caregiver Support Group—
or “Sundowners Syndrome.” What is this? This SOCare, meets twice each month, once in Medford,

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is associated with increased confusion and restlessness 2nd Monday of the month, 1:00-3:00pm
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2017 Britt Season!” realize this is familiar: my father experiences increased 4th Wednesday of the month, 10:00am to noon
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Trail Talk by Clayton Gillette An Eye to Crater Lake
by Kate Williams

Cool Summer Forest Park Trails

n a recent article, the Mail Tribune Forest Park contains a more extensive
referred to the Pacific Crest Trail as trail system, and even when 30-40 cars
a “well-kept secret.” A surprising adorn the parking areas, one can find
phrase, because for 40 years Oregon’s isolation on many trails, especially in its
official highway map has delineated upper reaches. Folks seem to most enjoy
this popular trail with a dotted red line hiking along the many forks of Jackson
stretching from Donomore Meadows Creek, where cool shade and trickling
near Dutchman Peak, across the Siskiyou water keep the summer’s heat at bay.
Crest and up the Cascade Range to Cantrall Creek, Canyon Falls, Shade
Are you thinking of taking a trip up to stopping at points of interest along the
Cascade Locks on the Columbia River. Creek, and Jackson Creek trails sing their
Crater Lake National Park this summer? way. A third option is to look for posted
Apparently, the experiences of the seductive siren calls when the valley’s
Are you wanting to escape the heat of guided hikes and ranger talks for the day
generations of hikers, backpackers, and heat becomes oppressive. Their more
the Rogue Valley to bask in some cool that you are there.
runners who’d enjoyed this National gentle grades are a favorite with families,
mountain air? As you probably already This is year three of a major road
Scenic Trail didn’t register in our cultural and the frequent watering holes keep the
know, Crater Lake National Park is an reparation/reconstruction project to shore
conscience until a best-selling book (and family dogs happy.
80-mile drive from Jacksonville—about up sections of the popular “Rim Drive,”
subsequent movie) was produced. Many hikers enjoy the Owl Hoot Trail
an hour-and-a-half to two-hour drive, which has been showing its age. If you’ve
It gets one thinking about what makes loops from parking areas P2 and P3.
depending on summer traffic. So close— ever driven Rim Drive, you may have
a trail popular in the first place. Proximity Along with the Naversen Family and
so beautiful. I am fortunate enough to noticed how steep and narrow sections of
to population centers must be considered. Grotto Trails, the views are spectacular
have worked many summers at the Park, road are. The main focus in 2017 will be
Portland’s Forest Park trails, though often out across the upper Bear Creek
watching my children to repave and partially
muddy and with limited panoramic views, Valley. And though the wet winter’s
move from diapers towards regrade Rim Drive
are a ‘must-do’ for hikers and runners cascades rushing down the slopes
diplomas, from scootering West from Watchman
visiting the Home of the Trailblazers. One are a distant memory, Siskiyou Trail
down to the Visitors Center Trailhead Parking
would be surprised to head out on a 6 mile with its expansive views to the south
with Daddy to riding bikes a few miles south
jaunt and not meet a few hundred people. remains quite popular, but enjoy it early
there on their own. The towards its junction
The Table Rocks and some Crater Lake before the sun’s full force blasts its dry,
following are a few tips if with Munson Valley
trails are popular as well. Though not exposed slopes.
you are thinking of visiting Road (the entrance
located near urban centers, these day- Pipsissewa Trail is now open for
Oregon’s only National road) and to finish the
trip hikes have interpretive programs to hikers. Named for a native forest plant
Park this summer. expanded parking lot at
raise public awareness of the flora and used by First Peoples for its medicinal
This year, Crater Lake Cleetwood Cove—the
fauna of these special places. It would be qualities, this evergreen plant (also
National Park received a only trailhead that will
an unusual day to not see 20-30 vehicles known as Prince’s Pine) grows along
total of 48 feet of snow— lead you to the lake
parked at these trailheads. this trail. Stretching from parking area
several feet above average! shore. Expect some
So, which trails in Jacksonville’s P6 at the top of Cantrall Creek Trail up
This means you may have delays on West Rim
Woodlands and Forest Park are the best over the ridge and back down to Halls of
some snow to enjoy well into August. It Drive, so make sure to plan accordingly
used trails? Proximity to town makes Manzanita Trail below Granite Falls, it is
also means that some trails and sections if you have, for example, a boat tour
Beekman Woods and Britt Woods trails a challenging trail, boasting a north slope
of road may take time to be cleared of reservation to meet. Remember, you
easily accessible, and any of our recent forest, a ridgeline madrone grove, and a
snow, so, if there is a particular trail you can always take East Rim Drive instead,
pleasant days have seen heavy usage. steep granitic canyon.
wanted to hike, or a boat ride you wanted with its spectacular views; It is a longer
Overall, my experience in these warmer
Trail Talk is a monthly column by Clayton
to take, be sure to check their website stretch of road, so allow a little more
months has been that Sarah Zigler Trail Gillette about hiking the Jacksonville
for updated information before you time in that direction for the drive.
along Jackson Creek is a favorite hike, Woodlands trail system. For more information,
plan your trip. There are also webcams A new activity begins this year near
especially early in the day when the birds please visit the Jacksonville Woodlands
that you can access online to see current the Visitor Center. This will be year one
and mammals are most active. Association website at www.jvwoodlands.org.
conditions at the south entrance, at the of a bird banding project where birds
Visitor Center, and at the lake itself. will be tracked to better understand
SUTA Announces Construction of Phase I If you are interested in a guided tour songbird populations in the Park. Visitors
of the Jack-Ash Trail Completed inside the Park, there are three great are invited to watch, though, as it won’t
options. One is to reserve a seat on a boat happen every day, you may want to call
The Siskiyou Upland Trails Association access. The higher elevation also means tour of the lake. A limited number of boat ahead to check the bird banding schedule.
is very pleased to announce that that there are cooler temperatures in the tour tickets can be ordered ahead online, If you decide to make the trip up to
construction of nearly 5 miles of new trail summer to lure hikers, mountain bikers, with the remaining seats available for the Park, remember that entry is often
has been completed! and equestrians purchase beginning 24 hours in advance quicker in the mornings, especially before
After 3 months of seeking relief from from kiosks located within the Park. 10:00am or later in the afternoon, closer
effort, a group of the hot weather While it is a thrill to cruise in a boat atop to dinnertime. Do stop and say hello if
dedicated workers (and no poison oak). a pristine lake, it is a strenuous hike you see me collecting plant seed along
including a local trail Connecting the coming back up to the parking area after Rim Drive during the day or if you hear
crew, Medford BLM Jack-Ash Trail with the hike. As we say in the Park Service, old-time music being played on a porch
staff, Rogue Work the SMDT creates a “It is one mile down (to the lake), and in the early evening, feel free to add your
Source youth crew, 40-mile loop over and seven miles back,” because that’s what voice to our family chorus.
Northwest Youth around the Anderson it feels like. Seven. Be prepared for steep Kate Williams has been a seasonal botany
Corp crews, and Butte Complex, switchbacks with the sun beating down ranger at Crater Lake National Park for more
SUTA volunteers as well as many on you for half of the hike—be sure you than a decade. Prior to that, she worked at
finished construction opportunities for feel up to that task, and, as always, bring several other National Parks, including Sequoia/
of nearly 5 miles of short hikes and rides. plenty of water and food. A less-exerting Kings Canyon, Lassen and Redwood. When not
new trail on Anderson SUTA ultimately but equally-interesting option is a ranger- “rangering,” Kate lives in Jacksonville with her
Butte, about 8 miles plans to connect this guided trolley ride around Rim Drive, husband and two children.
southwest of Jacksonville. The work Phase I section of trail to the Jacksonville
entailed cutting new trail in some steep Woodlands and Ashland Watershed trails
and rocky terrain, thrashing through thick and the Applegate Ridge Trail systems to
stands of buckbrush, manzanita, Oregon complete the Jack-Ash Trail.
grape, grubbing-out countless stumps, On June 2nd, National Trails Day, 25
constructing 9 switchbacks, and moving volunteers came out to hike part of the
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community donations. kiosks. As shown in this photo taken
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beautiful landscape of mature forests, showing the surrounding mountain
huge manzanita and madrones, meadows panorama in profile with the prominent
full of wildflowers, striking rockscapes, peaks identified. There will be an official
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through a part of our local landscape that summer. Check SUTA’s website: www.
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Paws for Thought by Michael Dix, DVM

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medical technology, all at an affordable was driving on Dead swallowed. Once they gain access they can migrate
price, makes Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital Indian Memorial Road deeper into body tissues and can cause significant
the best choice for your pet’s care. preparing to start a new chapter problems, most commonly abscesses. It is possible,
in my life in the Rogue Valley. I though very rare, for them to even migrate into the
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could imagine walking in such fields while my dogs This time of year, the best course of action in
ran beside me jumping in the tall grass. regards to foxtails is to avoid them. I know, this is
Ask about our online Pet Portal! As the grass turned brown, I still thought it beautiful much easier said than done. Yet, there are some easy
and loved looking at the meadows across the valley. But I things to do. As attractive as grassy fields are, do
no longer imagined myself or my dogs running through not let your pet run through dry grassy fields. If you
grassy fields. I still liked the idea of running through take them hiking and they stray onto a grassy field,
tall grasses, but I did not want to deal with the dreaded inspect their paws, ears, skin, and mouth for foxtails
foxtails that could potentially cause me and my dogs right when the hike is done. If you see them, remove
significant grief. I love the meadows, but hate the foxtails. them. If your dog or cat shows one of the above signs
In Southern Utah, I had dealt with dogs getting of foxtails, bring them in for us to look at. If you have
foxtails in their ears, in their feet, and in various other foxtails on your property, cut them down before they
places a few times a year. So, when I started working get dry and try to not let your pet run on the foxtail
here in Jacksonville and was warned to get ready for part of your property. If this is not possible, again,
foxtail season, I did not think much of it. I figured inspect your animal every time they come in before
what’s a few foxtails that I have to pull out. I greatly the foxtails can get imbedded. For long-haired cats
underappreciated what a problem foxtails are in the and dogs, and scruffy dogs, getting them shaved for
valley. From late May through August (and even the summer can also be helpful. At the very least,
beyond) foxtails are always a concern for almost any shaving their feet can prevent a lot of foxtail trouble.
problem an animal comes in for. As a veterinarian, everywhere I have worked, it
• Itchy ears – likely a foxtail in the ear. In fact, in June, is busier in the summer than other times of year.
it is a foxtail until proven otherwise. Friends have often asked me why this is. There
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News from ATA: The East ART Nears Completion;
the Remaining ART Work Begins
by Diana Coogle, Applegate Trails Association
Now that the 5.6-mile eastern end of how important this trail is to the region
the Applegate Ridge Trail, the East ART, and how broadly it is supported, ATA
is close to being officially open (check it plans to inundate them with letters and
out—wow!), ATA is eager to begin the postcards expressing support for the
process again Applegate Ridge
for the Center Trail. We are
ART and the handing out post
West ART so cards for people
that eventually to sign. There is
you'll be able a letter on our
to walk all the website (www.
way to Grants applegatetrails.
Pass on the org) for online
Applegate participation. If
Ridge Trail. you want to send
Excitement a postcard, look
is growing. for us at public
Legions of events and at
people have expressed support. Audiences popular trailheads or ask for a postcard
at showings of our video; volunteers from info@applegatetrails.org—or write
who helped build the trail; people who your own! We hope to hand BLM 1000 (or
have already experienced the East ART; more!) postcards by mid-summer. Join the
those who have joined ATA hikes; the postcard campaign and help us show BLM
many generous people who have donated how much southern Oregon wants to see
money to ATA; Facebook users who "like" the rest of the Applegate Ridge Trail go in.
us; lovers of the beauty of the Siskiyou The East ART is absolutely gorgeous.
Mountains—from these and many others, If you've seen Walking the Wild Applegate,
enthusiasm waxes high. you know the potential of the rest of
The BLM, however, has shown less the ART for similar beauty and good
enthusiasm. They have proposed logging hiking. We're excited to be working
projects along some of the projected trail, on the trail—you'll be excited to know
including in the 7,527-acre Wellington it's there. Now's the time to show BLM Now open in 2 loca Pass
nt s
Wildlands, and have shown favoritism to our excitement and commitment to the Medford & Gra
OHV trails over hiking trails. So ATA has Applegate Ridge Trail. Join us!
set out to prove to BLM how popular the If you haven't seen Walking the Wild
idea of the Applegate Ridge Trail is. Applegate, our video of Luke Ruediger
We want to point out to them that and Josh Weber walking the proposed
the ART is as important as it is exciting, ART route, look for an announcement
considering that non-motorized recreation about a future showing at the Northwest
(walking, hiking, bicycling, mushroom Outdoor Store in Medford. We also hope
hunting, birding, swimming, hunting, to take it to the Applegate Library and to
and many others) is the most popular Talent. If you can't make it to one of those
form of recreation on public lands. The venues, we'll have it ready for viewing
ART fits right into the vision of the online by mid-June.
future predicted by the Oregon State Join ATA board member Diana
Parks Department, who gave highest Coogle for a loop hike up Mt. Elijah
priority to non-motorized trail systems (imagine the wildflowers!), on July
connecting communities, such as the ART, 9, meeting at the Applegate Store at
which will connect Grants Pass, Murphy, 9:00am. Check the weather ahead of
Applegate, Ruch, and Jacksonville (and, time, and dress appropriately. Contact NOW OPEN in Grants Pass!
by connecting to the proposed Jack-Ash Diana at diana@applegatetrails.org for
Trail, all the communities from there to more information or to get your name
Ashland, too). These communities are on the list of participants.
connected in their common use of the If you want to make a contribution
trail and in the opportunity for residents to ATA, you can do so easily at our
and visitors to walk and hike the trail, to website. We appreciate all the people
see the beauties of our mountains and who help us stay afloat so we can build
valleys from the ridge, to experience the these trails and give you such marvelous
wildflowers and varied tree species, and hiking opportunities. And we especially
maybe, if they're lucky, to see a coyote or a appreciate, at this moment, everyone
bear, a fisher or an eagle. who joins the postcard campaign to
In a grand push to show the Medford show BLM widespread support for the
District BLM, concretely and undeniably, Applegate Ridge Trail.

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six testing categories, winning first place honors overall for the next two months of training and travel to
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News From Britt Hill
by Donna Briggs, Britt President & CEO

Ciao Bella Picnic Boxes
PERFECT FOR Bella Sampler - Smoked wild salmon, basil marinated tomatoes
with roasted garlic, kalamata olives, marinated artichoke hearts,
BRITT & WINE cheddar, feta & Stella bleu cheeses with sourdough crostinis & a
chocolate chip cookie. 18

TOURS Mediterranean Salad - Romaine topped with roasted red peppers,
kalamata olives, feta cheese, red onions, artichoke hearts & a Greek
Vinaigrette, accompanied with Bella bread, garlic butter & chocolate Photo: Jeremy Holmes
chip cookie. 15
Britt orders MUST Add: Chicken, Bay Shrimp or Smoked Salmon 4
Add: Calamari (abalone style), Salmon Filet or Mini Prawns 5
be placed by 2 p.m.
Bella Cobb Salad - Romaine topped with chicken, bacon, hard-
on your concert day. boiled egg, tomatoes, red onions, blue cheese crumbles, House
❖ made croutons & your choice of dressing, accompanied with Bella Children's Concert Series Expands
bread, garlic butter & a chocolate chip cookie. 16

Taking a wine tour? Turkey Sandwich - Roast turkey breast with cream cheese & cran-
berry sauce on House baked cranberry sourdough along with Bella f you haven’t heard yet, thanks to Southern Oregon
Ciao Bella Picnic Subaru, we are expanding our free children’s concert series
potato salad & a chocolate chip cookie. 16
Boxes are available and introducing our new mascot, Scout. Scout says ALL
Applegate Turkey Wrap - Roast turkey breast, peppered bacon,
on non-Britt days white cheddar, tomatoes, lettuce & red onions with ranch in a KIDS of ALL AGES are invited and no tickets are needed!
with 24 hour notice spinach wrap; with Bella potato salad & a choc. chip cookie. 16 All performances start at 10:00am in the Britt Performance
Garden—just show up early to get good seats!
& minimum order Chicken Caesar Wrap - Hearts of romaine tossed with Romano
cheese, chicken, tomatoes, bacon, House made croutons & our zesty BrittKids Koncerts create a fun and casual setting to help
requirements. Caesar dressing in a spinach wrap along with Bella potato salad & a local families introduce their children to orchestral instruments
Call the Bella for chocolate chip cookie. 16 and the many styles of music they can play. Developed and
details. Veggie Wrap - Portabella mushrooms, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions created by Jenifer of JenUwin Playtime and Gabriel Globus-
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All pizzas also members learn about different musical traditions in a way that is both engaging and
wrap along with Bella potato salad & a chocolate chip cookie. 15
available to go enlightening. All concert programs focus on interactivity with the audience, giving
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Featuring a bottle of Ciao Bella Chardonnay or Merlot, 2 Bella wine
glasses, a Bella corkscrew & 2 picnic wine glass holders. 35 July 18—The Magic Cape (JenUwin Playtime and friends)
greatfood@bellau.com July 25—Leandro the Lion (Gabriel Globus-Hoenich with Britt Orchestra musicians)
Beer & Wine Bella Growlers -
170 WEST CALIFORNIA July 30—Leandro and the Rising Tide (Gabriel Globus-Hoenich with Britt Orchestra
Beer: Take along a microbrew from the tap. Choose from twelve
STREET, JACKSONVILLE handles, 64 oz. jug. 16.50 Growler refills. 12 musicians)
Wine: July 31—The Land of Colors (JenUwin Playtime with Britt Orchestra musicians)
Choose from one of our tap wines in a 500 ml etched glass August 2—Leandro the Lion (Gabriel Globus-Hoenich with Britt Orchestra
Bellabration XXV wine growler. Pricing varies by wine varietal. musicians)
August 7—The Land of Colors (JenUwin Playtime with Britt Orchestra musicians)
All wines from our wine list are available to go at 25% off.
A variety of chilled bottled beers are also available. August 9—Leandro and the Rising Tide (Gabriel Globus-Hoenich with Britt
Orchestra musicians)
August 16—The Magic Cape (JenUwin Playtime with and friends)
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Music in Jacksonville
in Full Swing

n his song, “Here I Am,” Lyle Lovett Also at South Stage Cellars last month
expresses in a way that only he was Nick Garrett-Powell in a solo
can: “Life is so uncertain!” True. performance. Normally performing with
But, conversely, good live music in the Fret Drifters, Nick is the featured singer
Jacksonville is a near certainty. on Love Your Lover, a remarkable video
Last month, I stopped by South Stage available on the Fret Drifters’ home site.
Cellars on South 3rd Street in downtown, His solo music is also something to behold.
having heard that Porscha Schiller, SSC's Nick is nothing less than an extraordinarily
manager, was hosting a 100th birthday original singer and guitarist who can also
party for her mother. play almost any instrument. He is a master
Beautiful Country setting on 7.16 acres 792 Hyde Park, Grants Pass/Applegate Valley. 3485 Sq’ 3 bed, 4 bath,
2 car, Art Studio, Shop, garden, pond, Covered Decks & Patio, Fireplace and Gourmet Kitchen. $675,000 Porscha had invited some of the of improvisation, using high tech loops
area's most accomplished musicians to and effects that allow him, when he wants,
help celebrate. As I walked in, the very to sound like a live jazz trumpeter, a very
talented Jeff Kloetzel, a regular, was good jazz trumpeter. His music can send
accompanying Shae Celine on vocals. Ms. you into another dimension.
Celine, who sings locally with the Rogue All this in Jacksonville, Home of the
Suspects, studied at the San Francisco Britt Festivals, this season featuring
Conservatory of Music, focusing on opera Diana Krall, Daughtry, Huey Lewis,
and Broadway musicals, and it shows. Joan Jet, Steven Stills & Judy Collins, just
She “delivers” a song and is the kind to name a few. Speaking of Britt, Jeff K
of singer who stops the room when she & Overtones will be on the main stage
starts. Shae is young, gifted, and recently at Britt this season opening for Rick
signed an exclusive recording contract Springfield. Don't let life be so uncertain.
PENDING with Tarpan Records and legendary Find great music regularly in and around
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available. $1,210,000 car garage .16 acre. $349,000 web, find out when she's playing next in South Stage Cellars, Bella Union,
Jacksonville, and enjoy a performance Schoolhaus Brewhaus, J’Ville Tavern,
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