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A Fantastic Fall for All

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here are so many reasons why fall has become
my favorite time of year including cooler weather
on the heels of blistering summer heat, the
changing scenery as trees transition in color, bumper
Publisher: harvests from my backyard garden and nearby farms,
the annual grape harvest and crush at area vineyards,
Whitman Parker
and a more moderate pace following an over-packed summer schedule.
In my earlier years growing up in New Jersey, I recall
Layout & Design: that fall wasn’t my favorite season since it marked
Andrea Yancey the return of classroom captivity! The only benefit
fall brought was relief from stifling humidity. Unlike summer, the shorter days marked the end of unlimited of year when the weather is perfect. Some wonderful
freedom—the time to get back into a regimen and tow- events happening this month include the Rotary
Mail: PO Box 1114 the-line, try to get enough sleep, get good grades, and Salmon Bake at Hanley Farm, The Harvest art show at
Jacksonville, OR 97530 live for the weekend and the next summer vacation Art Presence, concerts on Britt Hill including Michael
which was nine months away! Franti and Judy Collins, a new, fun-filled production of
Today, living in Jacksonville is the polar opposite “Dial M for Murder” at the Randall Theatre, the annual
Visit: 220 E. California Street because each season brings its own rewards, with plenty Citywide Yard Sale, Oktoberfest at Bigham Knoll,
(next to McCully House) of activities and interesting adventures to look forward Cemetery Tours, Beekman House Tours, live music
to. There’s no longer a reason to yearn for a season that’s evenings at the Bella Union, the Tavern and South Stage
off in the distance because every season is a wonderful Cellars…not to mention the hiking, wine tasting and
541-899-9500 Office season in Jacksonville. great dining that awaits!
541-601-1878 Mobile As you’ll read on the pages of this September issue, I hope you make it a fantastic fall in Our Small Town
Jacksonville is the place to have a great time, at a time with Big Atmosphere!

About the Cover Ready for quiet
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The Jacksonville-Applegate Rotary Club is
holding its annual Salmon Bake and Auction at
Hanley Farm on September 10. Money raised
will support the club’s mission of funding
international clean water projects and locally-based
scholarship programs benefiting students and the
community at-large. In this photo, by David Gibb
Photography, club members Dom Campenella,
Donna Briggs, and Platon Mantheakis provide us
a preview of the delectable entre that will be the
centerpiece of the evening. For more, please see the
article by Peggy Carlaw on page 4. Tickets may
be purchased in advance for $25 from a Rotary
member or by emailing campanella2003@gmail.
com or phone 541-210-3763.

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Small Club Making
Big Difference

by Peggy Carlaw

Jill Hamilton, Broker If you were one of the several thousand These are just a few examples of what
Masai people living in Longido, Tanzania a group of volunteers in a small Club
541-621-0680 near the Serengeti Plain, your sources for like Jacksonville-Applegate Rotary can
water were seasonal ponds or open wells, do. But we are just one small part of a
Sarah Farnsworth, Broker most of which were shared with wild much larger organization. In fact, Rotary
and domestic animals and contaminated International is the world’s largest
541-941-4620 with harmful bacteria and parasites. The civic organization, with 1.2 million
result? Uniform childhood dysentery and women and men, in more than 35,000
high infant mortality from drinking this clubs in over 140 countries working
water. Locals also suffered from varied together to make positive, lasting change
GI diseases and blindness as there was no in communities at home and abroad.
Sally Bell clean water for washing hands and eyes.
Enter the Jacksonville-Applegate
Rotary members believe we have a shared
responsibility to take action on our world’s
Principal Broker
Rotary Club in partnership with the most persistent issues, and we work
541-601-1230 local Rotary Club in Tanzania. Michel together to make improvements in six
Mantheakis—brother of our member areas: promoting peace; fighting disease;

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Platon Mantheakis and a member of the providing clean water and sanitation,
"I wouldn't work Rotary Club in Tanzania—found a well saving mothers and children, supporting
with anyone else!" that was sufficiently deep, had good education, and growing local economies.
Melanie Logan production capacity, and had passed In addition to the international water
testing for harmful bacteria. Our Club projects, our Club supports many
provided the funding, and Michel, along improvement projects in Jacksonville
with local contractors, built platforms, and the Applegate area—from placing
installed tanks, and equipped the well signage in the historic cemetery to
with a pump, piping, and a solar array to gardening at the Britt to helping Cantrall-
power the pump. Water is pumped into Buckley Park with their renovations. We
holding tanks, then into a public spigot also support our youth by delivering
for collection by residents. dictionaries to our area’s third-graders,
As with all projects the Rotary Club providing training to help young people
funds, sustainability is key. In this case, develop leadership skills, and providing
375 N Oregon St, Jacksonville 7930 Upper Applegate Rd, Jacksonville solar power assures that the well is not scholarships to local college-bound
dependent on fuel sources and requires students. Our club is growing; we have
$469,000 | 2 BR | 2 BA | 1892 SF $650,000 | 3 BR | 3.5 BA | 5.01 Ac less ongoing maintenance. And the entire many exciting projects upcoming, and we
Historic Ivy Cottage in Jacksonville. Horse property. Multiple out buildings. operation is fenced and guarded by the always welcome new members who want
1280 SF Main home & 612 SF dwelling. 11 stall horse barn w/tack room.
Many possibilities with Historic Core Zoning. Separate hay barn & arena. Spring fed pond.
local Government to be sure that people to make a difference in the world.
and animals don’t interfere with its If you’d like to learn more about Rotary
major price reduction price reduced operation. Our Club has been invited by and our local Club, we invite you to join
the residents of Longido to visit next May us at a meeting. We meet every Thursday
for a celebration of this successful project. morning from 7:00-8:00am at Bella Union
Our Club has been passionate about Restaurant in Jacksonville. In addition to
clean water for many years. In the past, planning our community service projects,
working again with the Mantheakis family, our meetings regularly include speakers
we completed a 6-mile pipeline project in from around the Valley who provide
southern Tanzania to provide clean water inspirational and informative programs.
for over 30,000 residents in 7 villages. And if you’re inspired by the work
8595 Upper Applegate Rd, 250 Andesite Dr, Jacksonville Working closer to home, our Club, that our Club is doing to provide clean
Jacksonville $514,900 | 3 BR | 2 BA | 2.79 Ac spearheaded by member Judi Johnson, water, please attend our 8th annual
$499,000 | 3 BR | 2.5 BA | 5.407 Ac also completed several projects in Salmon Bake dinner and auction on
Minutes to Jacksonville. Sunset views.
3038 SF home in Applegate Valley w/ spectacular Daylight Basement that opens to a custom Panachel, Guatamela providing in- September 10 at historic Hanley Farm.
views. Jacuzzi tub, fireplace, island kitchen. saltwater pool with waterfall and Baja bench.
home water filters for rural Mayan All proceeds will support our clean-water
families and training residents in their projects. Tickets may be purchased in
use. And member, Donna Briggs, is advance for $25 from a Rotary member or
currently working on a project for the by emailing

ing ing
Club to distribute 2,000 water filters next To learn more about the Jacksonville-

nd nd November in Cabo Corrientes, Mexico Applegate Rotary Club, visit
pe pe where over 10,000 people live without
potable water. and please
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Steve Abandonato
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Pot Rack Owners Mark
Twenty-Five Years in Business
by Paula Block Erdmann & Terry Erdmann

On any given morning on Jacksonville’s The Florence store thrived for nine Featuring our award-winning wine
California Street, passersby will see years, and then, according to Steve, “Joann
Steve Abandonato washing down the
sidewalk in front of his business, The
said, ‘I’m tired of the rain.’” They found a
suitable storefront in Carmel, California.
from the Oregon Wine Experience.
Pot Rack. “I like to clean up,” Steve But rather than shutter the Florence store,
explains. “I don’t like things dirty, they opted to expand their business and 675 SHAFER LANE, JACKSONVILLE
inside or out.” Aiming his hose at a large keep both locations running.
stainless steel pet dish on the sidewalk, Three hectic years followed. “From one 541-899-8329
he adds, “Even for the local dogs.” store to the other was a ten-hour drive,” Located at the end of Shafer Lane in Jacksonville.
This cleansing ritual is a bonus; Steve says. “I was at one store, Joann at the
spotless products and service inside The other, and she ran back and forth doing all

Pot Rack now have kept Steve and his the ordering. She liked to do the back room
wife Joann Freeland in the kitchenware
business for twenty-five years. Yet
rather than celebrate their anniversary,
they’re simply making sure shelves are
stocked with whatever their customers
stuff that nobody notices. Even today, she
organizes the merchandise, and creates all
the displays. I do the front stuff, the selling.”
Predictably, the road grew tiresome, and
the couple decided that it was time for one
L A TA Classic Mexican Cuisine
are looking for, items that would seem more change. That’s when fate, in the form
to satisfy every cooking need. “Choosing of a random visitor to the Carmel store,
product is a tough call,” Steve admits. stepped in. “I mentioned to him that we
“If we don’t have whatever it is that a wanted to get off the coast, out of the rain,”
customer wants, I can get it within a Steve recalls. “And he said, ‘Have you
week. Our fastest-moving product line ever been to Jacksonville?’” Steve admits
is Danish-made Scanpan cookware.” with a chuckle that he had no idea where
Following close behind: reliable Wusthof Jacksonville was. But upon hearing that it
knives. “We sell a lot of them,” he says, was in Oregon—and not on the coast—he
“and I have knife-sharpening equipment, and Joann decided to check it out. Open Lunch & Dinner
so we service them too.” “When we saw Jacksonville,” he at 11:30
Running a high-end kitchen business continues, “Joann said, ‘This is it.’”
seems to come naturally to Steve and They opened their new store in the
Joann, yet it wasn’t their original Orth Building and soon sold their other
plan. “We used to be in the gasoline locations. “We were on Oregon Street
industry,” Steve says, “with an Arco for three years,” Steve reflects, “until our
AM/PM location in Sacramento.” But present location became available in 2004.
after a decade, “Joann wanted out. She’s I boxed up everything and carried it over
always liked to cook, so we looked here in my little pick-up.”
for a location to open a kitchen store.” It turns out that twenty-five years is ~ Established 1995~
After constructing a building on an just a marker along the road. “We’re not
empty lot in Florence, Oregon, they moving,” says Steve with a smile. “We’re
Best Margaritas, Coldest Beer, Authentic Mexican Dishes served with a touch
began attending kitchen product trade not retiring. I’m gonna die right here…as of Jacksonville history upstairs in The Historic 1872 Orth Building.
shows across the West. “We had to go, they say, the third time's a charm!” Patio & Balcony dining.
because we had no idea how to find our Meaning Jacksonville residents will be
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Historic P.J. Ryan House Has New Owner
The Historic P.J. Ryan Dwelling Robbie Collins. The property had been
House at 125 South 3rd Street in owned by Robbie or his relatives since
Jacksonville has been purchased the early 1960's. The sellers of the

The Bella Garden by Veritas Corporation, an Oregon
The principal
of the firm is
property were Jacksonville Heritage
who are
nieces and
Mark DeBoer. nephew of
The property Robbie.
which has Situated
been the home right in the
of South Stage center of
Cellars for the downtown
past 10 years Jacksonville,
will continue the building—
to operate as and its lovely
a wine tasting gardens—are
room and considered
entertainment venue for the foreseeable to be one of the jewels in the Historic
future. The listing of the property was District, as recognized by the National
We’re growing our own veggies - just for you! handled by Richard Bauernfeind of Trust for Historic Preservation. For all
Coldwell Banker Commercial. its history and heritage, the building has
The Bella is now providing a daily farm-to-table experience with The P.J. Ryan Dwelling House has been maintained meticulously and is in
the Bella Garden. Located a couple of miles outside of Jacksonville, a rich history dating back to the mid excellent condition.
we have planted a quarter-acre of veggies just for use in the Bella 1800's. Little is known about Patrick The current tenant, South Stage
J. Ryan’s activities other than his Cellars, proudly features their own
kitchen. Fresh tomatoes, summer squash, cucumbers, eggplant, speculative property investments. P.J. estate wines as well as wines made
peppers, berries, and more! Ryan died in Jacksonville in 1908 of by over a dozen of Oregon’s most
rheumatism. In 1865 James Cluggage, prestigious winemakers—all made
Don’t miss out on our local garden season - join us for a late who had legal patent rights to this land, exclusively from grapes grown by the
deeded to B.F. Dowell and P.J. Ryan mother company of South Stage Cellars,
summer meal on the patio with our delicious fresh produce. two separate parcels on South Third: Quail Run Vineyards, which is one of
Dowell’s 1ot included his “Law Office” the area's largest vineyards.
Bella September Britt tickets? and lay just north of John Miller’s
lot and Ryan’s 37’x l00’ deep lot was
South Stage contracts with some of
Oregon’s finest winemakers to craft
After Check out our Late Night Snack menu in the bar! adjacent but north of Dowell’s lot. Thus their wines and South Stage Cellar
Britt by 1865 P.J. Ryan had been declared
the legal owner of the lot where the
wines have won numerous awards
over the years. Because of the variety of
present brick is situated. A building their Quail Run Vineyards, South Stage
with dimensions that correspond to Cellars features an amazing 28 varieties
the present brick structure appears on of wines which are available by the case,
an 1868 map of Jacksonville. P.J. Ryan bottle or can be enjoyed on the premises
probably constructed the present brick and in the wine garden. At South Stage
edifice around 1865. Cellars you'll find space for intimate
Over the years this handsome brick gatherings and a serene European-
541-899-1770 ❖ building has been a law office, a hotel, style wine garden with friendly and
1 7 0 W E S T C A L I F O R N I A S T R E E T, J A C K S O N V I L L E a restaurant and the private home of knowledgeable staff serving wine by the
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Celebrating Ten Years: The Magnolia Inn
by Paula Block Erdmann & Terry Erdmann
It has been said that Jacksonville “—What if,” Robert says, finishing
chooses its residents. That also may be her sentence. “What if we could get 2549 Lucky Lane, Medford
true of the town’s businesses. Or so it something and put our own stamp on it. Lots of potential for this well-built, close in home
seems for the Magnolia Inn bed and That was a scary thing to discuss, because in SW Medford! Huge, treed .65 acre lot with a
2 car garage and a separate shop. Lot’s of elbow
breakfast, which this year marks its tenth we liked our corporate jobs, our regular
room for a few animals, large garden or an ADU,
anniversary under the stewardship of paychecks, and the security of that life.” this property is just outside the city and in the
owners Robert and Susan Roos. But this time they were hooked. future pathway of development. Adorable ‘50s
It’s an anniversary the couple never “It was like a package deal, because style home with RVS, good well (per owner),
would have predicted when they first it included living in Jacksonville, 3 bedroom, 2 bath and 1648 sq ft. Open floor
laid eyes on the building on the corner of which is so charming and friendly and plan with island kitchen, large picture windows,
5th Street and D Street. accommodating,” Susan says. fireplace with stone surround. Great location in
the Griffin Creek Elementary and South High
“Were we looking to move from “All of the stars were in the right
School area. Close to JV and downtown Medford,
Orange County and open a B&B?” Susan place,” continues Robert. “We thought, this home is rural living with close by city
asks wryly. “Oh gosh, no!” if we don’t do this now, we never conveniences.
“We were about to take our first vacation will.” And so, in 2007 they listed their
away from our kids,” Robert says, “and home for sale, and Robert moved to
a friend of Susan’s put Jacksonville on Jacksonville to take over from the
the itinerary. We’d never heard of it, but previous owners, while Susan wrapped
she insisted we stop here and stay at the up things down south.
Magnolia Inn. So we did, and Susan kind The Jacksonville building, which has
of bonded with the owner of the place.” nine guest rooms, was in relatively good
The Rooses each had careers in shape, having long ago been converted
the hospitality business, so they felt and restored from the sanitarium and
comfortable “just chatting” in general birthing center it had been in 1928. When
terms about what it was like to be on the Susan joined Robert several months later,
owner side of the equation. “We stayed she put her own stamp on the Inn, which
one night and had a great time,” Susan at the time, Robert says fondly, was “a
says. “Then we continued our trip.” bit grandmotherly, with doilies and sepia
Not long after, they were surprised by a photographs.”
phone call “out of the blue” from the Inn’s Today their Magnolia Inn offers a more
owners. Recalls Susan: “They told us they eclectic vibe, beautifully decorated to
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were selling and suggested a price. It was a Susan’s artistic tastes. “If it reflects a style,
little crazy. I told them, ‘Gee, we don’t have it’s between the southern United States
any plans to move or buy a B&B.’ Then a with a hint of France,” she says. “And I
couple more months passed and we got named all the rooms after the women in
another call, a more reasonable one. I called our families—Robert’s and mine.”

Robert and said, ‘We wouldn’t buy a B&B, One thing that has never changed,
right? We’re not moving, right?’ The thing however, is the Inn’s namesake, the
is, we were both going through transitions
in our corporate careers, and our youngest
magnolia tree that still stands out front,
proud and beautiful, directly across from Life’s a breeze at
son was finishing high school. It’s as
though everything was aligned. All of a
Jacksonville’s City Hall.
As a quiet nod to their anniversary,
Pioneer Village
sudden our conversation stopped being the Rooses will share champagne and
about ‘We’re not doing this,’ and started birthday cake with their registered guests
being about—” in September. Saturday,
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News From Britt Hill
by Donna Briggs, Britt President & CEO

Lights Out: History Made

had not planned on writing about proud of our team. Additionally, the
a power outage for the September overwhelming majority of the patrons
column. Mother Nature had were patient, kind and supportive.
different plans. When you think about Following the cancellation there was
(the stars shine bright at Britt) it, we were due. Britt concerts have
lucked out for 55 years. With that
some misinformation shared on social
media. So, let me set the record straight:
statistic, we had already beaten the law • Britt offered full refunds to anyone
of averages. We should be grateful. who purchased tickets
There are two facts that are • Britt did have a back-up PA system
indisputable; Jacksonville experienced a and Britt did use a bull horn
severe storm that resulted in a citywide • Five years ago Britt looked into the cost
power outage and the cancellation of a of show cancellation insurance. It was
Britt show on Tuesday August 7, 2017. $100,000 for the season. This premium
From an operational standpoint, safety was reconfirmed on August 11, 2017.
and communication were our primary Britt has never been nor will it ever be
goals during the very difficult three in a financial position to absorb that
hour period. As patrons patiently waited kind of expense. If you do the math
and remained flexible to the changing over the past 5 years, we would have
weather conditions and show updates, spent ½ million dollars. The August 7
backstage, your Britt team encouraged cancellation did not cost Britt $500,000.
the artist management to hang in there, Lastly, as a 501c3 non-profit
we communicated with the National organization struggling to make ends
Weather Service, and Pacific Power meet, and the set costs of the cancelled
hoping that the show could go on. At show including the full artist fee, our
the same time, we were busy protecting suggestion to donate the ticket purchase
millions of dollars’ worth of equipment was entirely appropriate.
and planning for an emergency With that said, this was a learning
evacuation. All the while, we made experience for Britt. We will be looking into
announcements using both a bull horn in installing a more powerful back-up public
the crowd and an emergency PA system announcement system and emergency
throughout the evening. The Production, lighting when the benches are replaced.
House, and Marketing staffs were Patron safety is THE top priority at Britt.
working furiously behind the scenes We will learn and improve our ability
on multiple issues and dealing with a to handle emergency evacuations and
barrage of questions from patrons. procedures based on this event. I just hope
In the end, Mother Nature won out. that the updated handbook won’t need to
With the help of our incredible staff and be pulled out for another 55 years.
Britt Society volunteers, we managed See you on the Hill in September!
to get over 2,000 patrons off the hill Comments or questions for Britt Festivals?
without a single injury in the complete Email Donna at Visit Britt
dark of night. I have never been more Festivals at See ad this page.

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event on September 23rd, which runs and complete their educations.
from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at Medford’s For more information about
beautiful Pear Blossom Park, live Maslow Project and other ways to
music will entertain guests and provide essential financial support to
children can enjoy carnival games and the organization, please visit www. Complete 2017 Remodel
the park playground. See ad previous page.
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John Steinbergs
Chamber Chat
by Tim Balfour, Executive Director
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce

Advice on Vacation Rentals

ith the advent of AirBnB, VRBO So when you consider joining the
and similar booking aggregators vacation rental business, realize that it
making it easier to rent space is a business and the impact that you
for overnight stays, many people want to could be having on your neighbors
participate and bring in extra income. That and on other businesses. Also, accept
is totally understandable, especially here the responsibility for being part of the
in Jacksonville where we attract many out Jacksonville business community. Get a
of town visitors. business license from the city, collect and
Adding to the inventory of guest pay the lodging taxes, financially support
rooms adds to the diversity of available events and maybe even join the Chamber.
properties which could capture overnight Lodging Taxes—Renting vacation
stays we would otherwise lose. The space without collecting the Transient
problems arise when residents jump into Lodging Tax (TLT) creates an unfair
this without developing an understanding advantage. Total taxes currently
of the related local and state regulations assessed for overnight lodging in
and when they have an unfair advantage Jacksonville are 10.8%. The state tax is
over established businesses. 1.8% and the local tax is 9%.
City administration recently sent So be sure that the booking aggregator
out information on this topic in their you use accommodates collection and
newsletter (see page 16 of this issue). And payment of these taxes. Some of the
I wanted to take the opportunity to bring established lodging operations also use
attention to the impact this can have on these online options. They can be an
businesses in town. efficient marketing and booking tool—
Consideration of Local Businesses— either as a supplement to or instead of
From Jacksonville Inn to Elan Guest Suites proprietary tools.
to many of the stand-alone cottages, the Here is how Jacksonville’s TLT
owners of our lodging establishments benefits us locally. 20% goes to the
have made significant financial and city for parks and parking, 20% goes
emotional investments in their business into the TLT Grant program which can
and they rely on the revenue from renting be used for beautification, events and
rooms for their livelihood. marketing initiatives. 50% goes to run
These business owners also provide the Visitor Information Center (includes
volunteer hours and financial support staffing, printing, website, marketing
for local activities and initiatives. They and advertising expenses), 5% that is
give donations to decorate the town for allocated to the lodging owners for
Victorian Christmas, pay for membership marketing has been put into a combined
in the Chamber of Commerce and give fund overseen by the TLT Grant
additional funds to support increased Committee, and the remainder covers
marketing initiatives—all directed to the administrative costs of collecting and
continuing the stream of overnight administering the tax.
visitors coming to town.
Live Local Music Scene
520 N. 5 St. by Marshall Thompson
Calvary Church
Jacksonville Listen and Smile
10 E. 3rd St.

strolled into J’ville Tavern a few
weeks ago on a Tuesday night and
immediately noticed something very
special. Everyone in the entire place, not
just some of the folks, but everyone, was
smiling broadly. That included Karey,
Jeff Kloetzel
the bartender, the pool players, dancers,
and other assorted listeners. The reason
was immediately clear. TJ and the
Jvillians were playing a great rock n roll
“Professional Standard, set. They were particularly "on" that
night, and the crowd was loving it. The Photo: Steven
Community Spirit” feeling was infectious. Addington
Music can do that, and often does,
especially in Jacksonville, whether
you're listening to famous stars
like Steven Stills and Judy Collins
playing at the Britt, (September 8,) or
an accomplished local talent like TJ
Elton.... My wife, Andrea, and I had
another great musical experience this
past month.
We attended a Britt Symphony Union continues to bring in local and
rehearsal with conductor Teddy Abrams regional talent to their bar stage mostly
tuning-up the orchestra for a scheduled on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.
concert. They hardly needed it. These The Rogue Suspects Trio is playing
players are world-class pros. Many at The Bella on September 9, and the
Britt rehearsals are open to the public Brothers Reed are playing on September
but sparsely attended so we had the 28. Both groups have developed a large
beautiful Britt venue almost entirely to local following for good reason. Their
ourselves. What a treat to enjoy wine and music is tight, uplifting, and will please
cheese while listening to a beautifully almost any crowd.
played cello concerto. We look forward Just off the main drag in Jacksonville,
Come support your to taking in more Britt classical music you'll find Frau Kemmling Schoohaus
next year...Britt is wrapping-up its season Brewhaus, with music generally on
live theater company this month with what promises to be a Friday nights when you can hear local
thoroughly good rock n roll show from favorites like Jeff Kloetzel, (who played
George Thorogood on 9/17. last month on the main stage at Britt)
After that, look to several of Holly Gleason, and many others. (They
Jacksonville's restaurants, wineries, and also show movies in the Biergarten.)
bars, for excellent music. Just to name a Check-out each venue's website for
few: South Stage Cellars regularly mixes musicians, dates, and times. Step out
live music and wine on Wednesday, and get your smile on... to the sound of
Friday, and Saturday nights. Bella music in Jacksonville.

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

Randall Theatre Facing Uncertain Future
in Jacksonville

he Randall Theatre has now done inappropriate for a theater company
three productions in its new space to be doing plays that sometimes have
in Jacksonville. We have had quite mild language or adult themes within
a bit of support from the Jacksonville a church. But the Pastor has mentioned
community. It's wonderful to be to all that the building is just a building
appreciated. That said, we are seeing a and the body is its people—not the
sharp decline in the number of actual place in which they worship. Even with
tickets sold for our shows in Jacksonville that word spread, the fact we are there
in comparison to tickets sold for our might still keep people away. Whatever
Medford shows. What we thought would the reason, there is a discussion in place
happen is that many of our Medford- that has the potential to take us out of
based patrons would follow us, thinking Jacksonville after the 2017 season. As the
that after seven years of patronage that artistic director, I don't want this. I love
they would drive out to see us. It's just the community spirit in Jacksonville.
another five or so miles to Jacksonville Those who have supported us through
from Medford. donations or by purchasing tickets (or
We were happy that we would add both) we thank you, but the bottom line is
new Jacksonville patrons and between this: without more patrons coming to see
TICKETS NOW ON SALE! the two areas of patronage we would
see large houses. Unfortunately, it has
Randall Theatre shows in Jacksonville,
it will be difficult to stay. In one of my
been the opposite. The projections of previous articles, I wrote about just how
what we thought would happen with much it takes to create a live theater
attendance have not come to pass. Only production. Only 60% of what it takes to
about 20% of our Medford patrons produce a show is covered by ticket sales,
Jacksonville Box Office is open have come to see us. Add that to our the rest is done through donations, grants
Tues., Thurs. and Sat. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jacksonville base who is new to us (and and/or gifts. If we are not even making
many who might not have even heard our 60% attendance, the going will be
we were in Jacksonville yet), you see tough (or the staying will be tough). 541-632-3258 the problem. Low attendance. Also, So, what can the Jacksonville
The Randall Theatre is a 501(c)3 full volunteer based we are located in a building that has community do? Come see a show! If you
traditionally been looked at as a church. can't see a show, tell others about us.
non-profit theater company The Randall Theatre and Calvary Church Tell everyone you know on Facebook,
are supporters of each other. The church email, or at lunch or dinner dates. We
doesn't dictate what we can or cannot are proud to be part of the Jacksonville
do with our productions and in turn, community. Please help us to stay a
we don't make comments on how they part of it by spreading the word. A few
Where Magic happens! should run their church. That said, minutes of your time will make a world
there may be some people that feel it of difference. We thank you!
The Unfettered Critic
by Paula Block Erdmann & Terry Erdmann
Kendra calls herself
Once more, with extreme feeling an “average girl.”

ou don’t know what you missed. the five-buck ticket price. But listening
And that makes us very sad. to well-known classical composers and
We’re serious. Every August, classic movie themes, as delightful as
the residents of Southern Oregon are they are, doesn’t necessarily expand the
offered a tremendous opportunity. Yet imagination or arouse musical curiosity
many residents let that opportunity slip among listeners. Certainly those pieces
away with little thought of its value. deserved the adulation they received—
And, now that September has arrived, yet the playlists of other evenings,
it’s gone. Again. featuring less known material, stimulated
Yes, we’re talking about the Britt our senses and remained with us long
Classical Season, when one hundred after the music faded away.
world-class, all-star musicians, on hiatus We were fascinated by the first
from their full-time jobs with the world’s piece the Britt Orchestra played on
greatest symphony orchestras, take three opening night, The Chairman Dances,
weeks to assemble by contemporary
in Jacksonville. And American composer
during this magical John Adams. It began
period, we have our with an “esoteric”
very own personal (conductor Teddy
symphony orchestra. Abrams’ word),
How many towns our
size can say that: we
non-melodic rhythm,
as though the entire
Juggling a full-time job, school work
have our very own orchestra were and keeping up with
personal symphony participating in a tonal
orchestra! How lucky we are. drum solo. We couldn’t help tapping 9-year-old son Brycen seems
We understand some of the reasons
why you may have missed the season:
our feet! Then, as the rhythm drew the
audience to the fronts of their seats, the
WAY ABOVE average to us!
“Concert tickets are too expensive,” you strings and piano emerged to deliver
say. And that may be a legitimate reason the reason for the subtitle of the piece:
if it weren’t for the fact that the Britt “Foxtrot For Orchestra.” It forcefully set
Festival actually lowered the price of lawn the course for the season, which grew
seating this year. In addition, many of in color, intensity, and mood with the
the orchestra rehearsals were open and ongoing concerts.
free to the public. Both of these facts were The esoteric wonders included
well publicized by the Britt. And yet on composer Andrew Norman’s Unstuck.
an average rehearsal morning or evening (Abrams spoke to the audience of
these past few weeks, the same twenty the composer’s interest in nonlinear,
or thirty people sat, transfixed, while narrative-scrambling techniques in
surrounded by empty seats. Hundreds of movies, video games, and books, such
empty, free, seats.
As for the performances themselves,
as fiction writer Kurt Vonnegut’s tale
of a character who becomes “unstuck
She gets it all
the music was glorious, consistently in time.”) It was one example of the done with the help
worthy of standing ovations. Yet crowd
sizes varied. Some evenings were well
thematic arc Abrams built into that
night’s choice of material, a playlist of her Crosstrek.
attended. The night dubbed “Symphonic dedicated to West Coast composers, both
Exploration,” for example, featured known and unknown.
a dynamic rendition of Beethoven’s By the end of these three weeks of
enchanting Piano Concerto No. 4 by musical marvels, we in the audience
acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Kahane, understood that we’d been treated
and an electrifying version of Bach’s to an entertaining, educating, once-
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3. This year’s in-a-lifetime experience. Of course, if Test drive one today at:
Pops Night, dubbed “Magic of the somehow you let the opportunity slip
Movies,” highlighted many of the away, you don’t know what you missed.
cinematic compositions of John Williams. And that makes us very sad.
Predictably it sold out—the audience Paula and Terry each have long impressive-
loved what they heard, their enthusiasm sounding resumes implying that they are
undiminished by an unexpected battle-scarred veterans of life within the
cloudburst during the music of E.T. The Hollywood studios. They’re now happily 3103 Biddle Road • Medford, OR • 541-245-2000
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State of the Art Presence Art Center
by Hannah West, Southern Oregon Artists Resource

WillowCreek Jacksonville
Harvest­—Harvest, a one-month Art
Presence member show, opens on Friday,
September 1. Don’t miss our special
Art Presence Offsite Exhibits—
Abstracts, a show of paintings by
Patrick Beste, continues at Pioneer
Find the Gifts You Seek at WillowCreek! display of abstract watercolor, acrylic and Village through December. Landscapes,
collage paintings by Dolores Ribal on Tom Ommen’s photography exhibit at
the gallery’s back wall. The reception is Medford Public Library and Fabric Art,
Saturday, September 2, from 1:00-3:00pm, Charlotte Wirfs’ textile art exhibit in the
featuring author readings by Jacksonville Jacksonville Library’s Naversen Room,
wordsmiths Ginna and David Gordon. remain on display.
Ginna’s new novel, “Deke Interrupted,” Life Drawing—Sometimes we fail
is the second in The Lavandula Series, to realize the benefits of drawing. We
a family saga set in Carmel in the 60s. may not understand that drawing can
“The Little Bach Book,” David’s newly- be a useful tool to help us with life’s
published work, is an eclectic omnibus situations. As adults, many of us relegate
of notable details about the life and drawing to a position of unimportance.
times of Johann Sebastian Bach. Live Yet drawing can be a source of great
music by Minstrel Streams creates a satisfaction and can help us expand our
lovely ambience for learning, thinking,
conversation and and communication
enjoying artworks. skills. Cameras
Geometry: Within and computers
and Without— steal our ability to
Photographer Tom really SEE. Seeing
September brings cool days Glassman and pottery and drawing can
and cool bags! by John Dodero team
up for a two-person
become one—and,
with practice—
show in our front drawing is a
gallery. Glassman discipline through
carefully composes which we can
his images in-camera rediscover the
to create unretouched world. Please join
photographs which us at Art Presence
reveal his unique for this journey!
perspective. For this Life drawing
collection, strong, sessions resume
colorful forms and on Monday,
unexpected plays September 11, from
of light and shadow 1:00-3:00pm. No
result in beautiful registration needed,
abstractions that and still just $10 per
reveal the unnoticed session.
geometry in our everyday surroundings. The October Imaginarium—The
John Dodero takes Raku pottery design artists of southern Oregon responded
follow us!
to a new level in his Dynamic Cubism to our October Creative Challenge
“DC” Series. Inspired by his fascination with fabulous new works! Their
with dynamic and dissipative systems creations in various mediums for
115 W California Street • 541.899.5590 • and a deep interest in physics, these The October Imaginarium: Hats and
one-of-a-kind designs gently suggest the Masks are unique designs in the spirit
geometry—both visible and hidden—in of Halloween; the Imaginarium Small
Nature. Even color is geometry, as one Works section also offers smaller,
can geometrically graph the wavelengths affordable pieces. The show runs
of light that correspond to the colors we October 6–29 with a reception on
see. The Golden Mean—often used when Saturday, October 7, from 1:00-4:00pm—
composing art—is one example of how create your costume and join us in style!
Nature can be modeled mathematically Reserve our upstairs room for your
or geometrically. The mathematical class, workshop or meeting! Contact
relationships between natural elements Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057. As always,
are clearly evident in these works, through you can find this information and more
which he emphasizes the often-neglected on our website,
fact that geometry is all around us.
Hannah West is a Jacksonville website designer and art advocate. She
is the creator and editor of the Southern Oregon Artists Resource (www., serves on the board of Art Presence Art Center, is a core
founding member of the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon and curates the
monthly art exhibits at GoodBean cafe. See some of her art and web design
work at


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Construction Progress—By now, I hope that construction is completed? JCC has a group of people
you’ve seen the tremendous progress on the working on programs and can always use people with
Jacksonville Community Center (JCC)/Cedars on 4th. ideas and the willingness to plan and work.
Many volunteers have been busily working on the To volunteer for construction or for programs, email
demolition of the rear side of the old Sampson House. Lori Grable at and let her know
A small patio, a porch, the siding, the exterior wall, your interest.
roof and an interior room have all been removed. If Questions?—Every Monday at 1:00pm during the
you haven’t visited the construction site at Fourth construction period, the Ausland project manager, Ira
and Main, please do so! A 30-yard dumpster was Sweet, and JCC President, Rick Patsche, will make
nearly filled during the first week of demolition work. themselves available at the site to answer questions.
Thank you so much to Rogue Disposal for donating Remember what your teachers said, “The only bad
the use of the dumpster, including emptying it four question is the one you did not ask.”
times during the construction process over the coming Fundraising—As a result of the revised building
months. In addition, Lowe’s has been generous in foundation plans to protect the roots of the three
discounting materials by 10% and offering volunteer cedar trees, we needed to raise another $88,000.
help from its workforce. Through the use of volunteer labor and lower costs of
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construction site and we have tasks using all levels of just over $60,000 but we still need a sizeable infusion
skill and experience. Whether you are an experienced to cover the additional costs. Please send a tax
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handy with a paint brush or roller for either interior or JCC also has beautiful 7 foot cedar planks for sale.
exterior painting? Can you use a caulking gun or putty The planks were cut from the cedar tree that had to be
knife? Or can you handle a broom, mop or rake to help removed before construction began. They can be used for
with clean-up of both the interior and exterior? tables or shelves. JCC also has rounds and flat sections
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Pioneer Profiles: Colonel John England Ross
Indian Fighter – Part 2
Beekman House Victorian Days
by Carolyn Kingsnorth
19th Century New-Fangled Inventions In the mid-1800s, the promise of gold and free land lured fortune seekers and settlers to the
The19th century saw the appearance of astounding technological newly-formed Oregon Territory. They were soon followed by merchants who amassed their
marvels—amazing new devices like electricity, steam engines, own wealth selling supplies to the miners and farmers. This ongoing series shares the stories of
sewing machines, the telegraph, the phonograph, the camera, these pioneers and their times.

and machines of all sorts. Join us for a look at how technology hen we left Colonel John In late spring of 1852, shortly after his
changed the Victorian world! England Ross in our August arrival in Jacksonville, Ross somehow
11am to 3pm 2017 Pioneer Profile, he had became aware that an Indian attack
barely avoided eating crow…literally. was imminent. As reported by Jane
Saturday, After finding gold near Sawyer’s Bar on
the Klamath River in California in 1850,
McCully in an 1890 memorial to Ross
that she prepared for the Southern
September 16th he had been wounded in a skirmish
with Indians and had
Oregon Pioneer Society, “[Ross] ran
from cabin to tents,
Docent led 1-hour tours his horses stolen. By his clear loud voice
begin every 15 minutes the time prospectors ringing on the midnight
found Ross and his air, ‘Indians, Indians!
Adults, $5; companions, the Ross We are surrounded by
Seniors/ party had been stranded Indians! Boys, get guns,
Students, $3 without provisions for get clubs, get axes, get
almost a month and anything you can lay
Jacksonville’s 1873 were close to starvation. hands on, and defend
Ross had been carrying yourselves! Keep cool
Beekman House Museum a crow he had captured boys, and keep out of
470 E. California Street for three days, sight.’ He then gave two
anticipating he might or three of his Indian
541-245-3650 or have to eat it. yells, of which he was a However, the noted expert, and called
prospectors, led by to the Indians in jargon,
a man named Scott, ‘Charco, charco, Nika
provided a welcome meal instead. Full Tika, Mem-a-loose Siwash!’” which can
of wild game and gratitude, Ross told his be loosely translated as “Come on, come

1932 Living History
rescuers about the rich gold strike they on, if you want to be killed!”
had made, but swore them to secrecy. This event was McCully’s first
After a month of rest, recuperation, encounter with Ross. She continued to
and restocking of animals and mining describe the scene. “The hills seemed
equipment, Ross returned to the site of swarming with murderous yelling
his lucky strike only to find hundreds fiends. That midnight call to arms
of miners crowding the area. Not pierced every heart. Women gathered
surprisingly, Scott had been unable to their babes to their bosoms, and prayed
keep a secret and Ross would not realize their shortest prayer…. All the rest of
any return on his hardships. that night of terror, the boys fired their
An enterprising Ross hoped to guns at intervals.” The shooting and
recover some of his losses by packing yelling proved effective and the warriors
supplies to the miners. He headed for the departed before dawn.
Sacramento Valley to acquire staples and On other occasions, Ross was said to
Time Travel to utensils, leaving a friend, Hank Brown, have ventured out alone at night “to
Depression Era Jacksonville! with funds to buy a six-mule pack
train. However, Brown lost the money
the unprotected settlements to gather
the sick and helpless and conduct them
Meet and interact with Beekman family members and friends to a card shark. Ross was indebted to over the trackless wilds at midnight
as they close up the family’s 1873 home, comment on current Brown for saving his life, so rather than to places of safety” at a time “when
affairs, and reminisce about growing up in the late 1800s. seeking revenge, Ross again returned to every waving bush took the shape of a
prospecting…with Brown as a partner. Painted Warrior.”
Saturday, September 23rd Working their way north, they arrived in By mid-1852, the tide of emigrants had
12 noon, 1:30 pm ,and 3:00 pm what is now Yreka in the spring of 1851. turned into a flood. Larger wagon trains,
$8, adults; $5, seniors/students Shortly before their arrival, a horse well-equipped and strongly armed,
had been stolen by several Indians. experienced few problems with Indians
C.C. Beekman House Museum Ross offered to head a party to go after apart from livestock theft and pilfering
470 E. California Street, Jacksonville, OR them. He found them in a small village of supplies on the now well-traveled
Home to Jacksonville’s most prominent pioneer family! about 60 miles to the east. During the Oregon Trail.
ensuing fight, 15 Indians and four However, the Applegate Trail or
541-245-3650 or miners were killed. This was Ross’s first Southern Route proved a different encounter with the Modocs. Among the matter. The pass was often the scene of
“keepsakes” the miners acquired was ambush and murder. Travelers had to
a Modoc “souvenir”—the scalp of the use extreme care since the Indians readily
chief of another tribe who had been a attacked even troops of heavily armed
prominent peace advocate. Ross was volunteers sent to convoy wagon trains

Historic Jacksonville soon to realize that the Modocs had no
desire to settle hostilities and live in
to safety. By fall of 1852 the Modocs had
killed close to 100 men, women, and
harmony with the settlers. children on this Southern Route.
Ross and Brown apparently had In September Ross organized a
sufficient mining success for them to company of 22 men to serve as an escort
buy a stock of merchandise and open a party for wagon trains. They crossed
supply store. Brown ran the store while the Cascades to the lake country where
Two nights—two tour routes! Ross looked for the “big one” that would they joined forces with a group from
Friday: Britt Hill with saloons, Chinatown, & haunted houses. make them rich. But Ross soon tired of Yreka. The volunteers were appalled by
Saturday: Jail, Courthouse, brothels, epidemics & hangings. limited success and the constant threats the evidence of carnage they discovered.
from the Rogue Indians. Within a month Charred ruins of wagons lay along the
Not your ordinary "ghost tours" but history tours about real he gave away his mining equipment, left trail. The bodies of murdered immigrants
hauntings resulting from past events. Brown to run the store, and moved back lay where they had fallen. The men
Tour groups limited —$5 per person to the Willamette Valley where he took buried their remains.
Reservations at 541-245-3650 or out a donation land claim. For several weeks the men attacked
Ross was ready to settle down. But and routed Indians who were lying in
Friday and Saturday when James Clugage and Ross’s old wait for and besieging hapless wagon
partner, James Pool, discovered gold trains. But as winter approached, travel
Oct. 14th & on Jackson Creek, Ross saw another
opportunity. He sold his land claim,
on the road ceased. By October, Ross was
ready to return to Jacksonville.
Oct. 15th bought a herd of beef cattle, drove them
to what was to become Jacksonville, and
He also had another incentive—an
attractive young lady named Elizabeth

6 00, 6 15, 6 30 went back into the butchering business.
Michael Hanley, whom he had met in
Next month’s final installment—
Chicago years before, became his partner. marriage, peace talks, and government
6 45 & 7 00 pm With the influx of miners and settlers, service.
1 hour walk leaves from Indian tribes became more hostile and Pioneer Profiles is a project of Historic
aggressive. Even in what was rapidly Jacksonville, Inc. Visit us at www.
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becoming a settlement of several and follow us on
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was ever present. and more Jacksonville history.
Digging Jacksonville:
Three “VIP” (Very Important Personal)
Native artifacts from Hanley Farm
by Jeff LaLande
“Be they ever so humble looking,” each during the SOULA dig at the Hanley
of the three Native tools shown here were drain-field project, bears much less
of crucial importance to their owner’s evidence of percussion use on its surface
survival. All three were found at Hanley than the other one. It was evidently
Farm, as part of the recent archaeological discarded or lost fairly early in its career
dig for the Farm’s new septic drain field. as a tool. However, a hammerstone—like
For most of us now living here, it is a carpenter’s favorite hammer today—
the arrow points (and other projectile could sometimes serve as an owner’s life-
points)—made of long, favorite tool. Over
smaller hammerstone
finely flaked jasper or the years, a particular
obsidian—that cause hammerstone’s familiar
us to marvel at the heft and shape could
skill of our Valley’s be employed quite
ancestral inhabitants. skillfully. Look at
However, an the second, larger
experienced knapper hammerstone (which
could typically was found during
produce several such chopper (left) and larger the archaeological
items within just a hammerstone (on right) monitoring of the
few minutes’ time. septic-drain system’s
Today, few of us construction): For it
possess such skills, so to have this abundant
we’re understandably amount of deep
impressed by such scarring on its surface,
artifacts. it may well have been
In contrast to used over-and-over for
projectile points (which often broke or were many years by its owner—who would
lost during hunting), the three artifacts have considered it to be of far more
illustrated here were probably used
over-and-over, throughout many years of
personal importance than any quickly-
made arrow point. From our ranch to your table
camping along Jackson Creek at present The third artifact, which is by far the
Hanley Farm. Thus, they would have been largest of them, is another alluvial cobble, Local, Natural, Grass-Fed, Grain-Finished, Angus Cross BEEF
of far more long-term value to the owner but this one is of basalt. You can see the USDA Certified from our Family Ranch in the Applegate Valley
than any arrow point. remnant of the cobble’s original river-
Two of the three tools shown here rounded surface near the top. The rest
are alluvial (i.e., river-rounded) of the artifact has been flaked (and, yes,
cobbles of quartzite that were used as this was probably done by a quartzite
“hammerstones.” Quartzite is a very hard, hammerstone) to form a heavy, sharp-
dense metamorphic rock formed millions edged chopping tool. Because they had
of years ago from quartz sandstone. no access to metal tools until the 1820s
These cobbles eroded out of the ancient or so, Native people employed such
sedimentary deposits of the Payne Cliffs “cobble choppers” for thousands of years.
Formation, which are exposed here and Most likely, this chopper was gripped at
there in the Bear Creek Valley (including its smooth, alluvial end, and used with
Barneburg Hill, on the summit of which repeated downward blows to do the same
sits Rogue Valley Manor). Note the kind of work as would a steel hatchet. Such
different size of the scale bar in the two choppers were used to split wood and to
photos: The rounded cobble shown in the butcher game such as deer or elk. They
first photo is much smaller in actual size were especially important in disarticulating
than the cobble shown in the other photo. the skeletal parts of a carcass—removing STEAKS • RIBS • ROASTS • GROUND BEEF
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been used to flake pieces of jasper, agate, an animal’s leg bones for the nutritious
and fine-grained basalt into points, knives, marrow. This artifact, too, possibly saw Angus crossbred beef, directly to your plate.
and other items. (Note: side views and end repeated use at what is now Hanley Farm.
views of both hammerstones are shown.) Jeff LaLande has lived in the Valley since Find us at the Farmers Market!
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characteristic peck-mark scars that of the Southern Oregon Historical Society's • Jacksonville - Sunday
result from hammering on rocks like Board of Trustees. You can reach SOULA by
jasper and basalt to make chipped-stone contacting Chelsea Rose at and
arrow points and such. The smaller follow SOULA on facebook/Southern Oregon Or call or email to order 541-899-8295 or
hammerstone, excavated earlier this year University Laboratory of Anthropology.

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News from Friends of Jacksonville's News On Our Parks
Historic Cemetery by Kristen Sullivan, Jacksonville City Parks, Recreation,
by Dirk J. Siedlecki, President – FOJHC and Visitor Services Committee
Part of Jacksonville’s small town charm Way, now have a more enjoyable
is its variety of inviting parks that range visit thanks to upgrades to the park.
from quiet, tucked-in oases to expansive, While meandering down the paved
awe-inspiring trail systems. These last pathway, walkers and cyclists have a
few weeks of summer offer the perfect safer experience thanks to safety paint
time to take advantage of our parks! on sidewalk cracks and pruned trees and
The summer months bring an energy shrubs. The beautiful gazebo is undergoing
to Doc Griffin Park, located at 298 S. a facelift, as well! New wood wraps have
5th Street, just steps from the buzz of replaced their decaying predecessors
downtown Jacksonville. Shimmering thanks to Parks Committee initiation and
balloons and billowing streamers are work jointly completed by Jacksonville
often brightly displayed from the rafters City Hall, the Public Works and Building
of the pavilion as families and friends Department, and the Jacksonville Boosters
come together to celebrate birthdays, Club. The Boosters also provided partial
anniversaries, and more. This popular funding for this project.
party site is available on a first-come, A stop at one of these parks is a
first-served basis. While strolling through reminder that dedicated city employees
Doc Griffin, visitors will likely hear the and passionate volunteers come together
sounds of laughter as children, and the to keep Jacksonville beautiful. Summer
Meet the Pioneers 2015 occasional adult, splish and splash their is nearly over, so now is the time to
Photo: Bill Miller way through the Spray Park, open during appreciate these wonders!
the summer months from 9:00am until
7:00pm. The cool and refreshing fun this
Thanks for an Interesting Tuesday Much thought and consideration went Pheasant Meadow Park
water feature offers is just one of many
Evening Cemetery Stroll—My into how we could continue to offer this reasons to stop by on a visit to town. The
appreciation to Docents Pat Stancel program while keeping the same high lush lawn makes for the perfect spot to
and Ellen Martin for putting on a very standards that we set for ourselves and throw around the frisbee or football, and
interesting and informative Tuesday more importantly our dedicated audience. the playground structure is one more
Evening Cemetery Stroll in July, “Cemetery Needless to say it takes a small army of way to burn some energy.
Art—Symbolism and Inscriptions” that volunteers to put this program on each For those looking for a more peaceful
was enjoyed by all in attendance. year and like any other organization, experience, a stop by Scheffel-Thurston
History Saturday in the Cemetery, maintaining a sufficient-sized volunteer Park may be just the thing to do! This
Saturday, September 9, 10:00-11:30am— workforce presents a challenge. Along quarter-block sized gem is nestled
Join us for our final History Saturday with the number of volunteers required into the corner of North 3rd and West
program of the year, "Pack Trains,” we have also been very concerned with E Streets. An escape from the hectic
and learn the history of pack trains, safety related issues such as the burning work week or vigorous shopping
their operators, routes and service they torches and candles, large audiences extravaganza, the shade trees, walking
provided to Jacksonville, the Rogue making their way around the grounds path, and benches here offer a restful
Valley and Southern Oregon. Following after it gets dark, and our shuttle bus Scheffel-Thurston Park
refuge. Although this park experienced
the presentation by Docents Pam operating after dark. We have been most some damage due to last winter’s snow,
Smith and Gail Nicholson, take a short fortunate, not through luck, but by having volunteers and Public Works employees
walking tour to gravesites relating to the sufficient volunteers, a lot of advance have recently removed multiple damaged
topic. Please meet your docents at the planning, preparations and backups in trees and laid wood chips. Additional
top of the Cemetery Road where you place to meet "the just in case" need. updates to the park, including a two-
will find parking available around the Tours this year will depart every year plan to plant more trees and add
traffic circle. No advance reservations 15 minutes as they have in the past, irrigation, are in the works, allowing
are required and the program is free. however, the first will depart at 3:30pm even more beauty for visitors who take
For those wishing to, donations are and the last of the evening will be at the time to explore.
always appreciated and assist us with 6:15pm, allowing us to have everyone Those who continue on to Pheasant
our ongoing restoration and preservation safely off the hill before nightfall. While Meadow Park, situated at 1000 Beverly
projects in the cemetery. Thank you to I know some will be disappointed, as
Docents Ellen Martin and Dee Reynar I and many of our volunteers are with
for a very interesting, informative and this decision, I think that the majority of What You Need to Know About Vacation Rentals
fun program in July on “Jacksonville's our audience will understand and accept
Early Fires.” A special thank you to the that we needed to make changes in order in the City of Jacksonville
Jacksonville Fire Department for their help for us to continue to offer our Meet the Provided by City of Jacksonville Planning Department
and support of Ellen and Dee's program. Pioneers show. Topics to be presented
Marker Cleaning Workshop, this year range from a few early pioneer One of the most common inquiries Landmark List may be permitted as a Bed
Saturday, September 16, 9:00am-noon— families to World War I and World War we receive in the Planning Department and Breakfast facility, subject to Planning
This will be our final workshop of the II, A Train Wreck, a Gypsy Curse, a Flu is whether short-term vacation rentals Commission review.
year but we plan to continue our work in Epidemic and so much more! So please are permitted within the City of What is Required by the City?—Prior
2018. This is a very worthwhile volunteer mark your calendars and plan on joining Jacksonville. Because this is one of our to operating a short-term vacation rental
project cleaning the headstones and other us for the return of Meet the Pioneers in more frequent questions, we thought it in either of the zones where vacation
monuments in the cemetery and helping Jacksonville's own Silent City on the Hill. would be a good opportunity to clarify rentals may be permitted, property
to preserve them for future generations. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, and define the rules. owners are required to apply for a
We meet at the Sexton's Tool House, September 6, 2017 and can be Definitions—A Vacation Rental is land use permit (Performance Review)
inside the traffic circle at the top of the purchased by visiting our website at the transient rental of a Single-Family with the City of Jacksonville Planning
Cemetery Road where you will also find and going to the Dwelling where a room, rooms, or Department. The Performance Review
parking available. All the necessary tools Meet the Pioneers page and providing the entire dwelling is offered for requires review by the full Planning
and supplies will be provided along us with your tour time preferences. compensation for fewer than 30 days. Commission. The Planning Commission
with detailed instructions. Dress for the You may also call 541-826-9939 for This includes whole-house rentals as evaluates impacts the use will have
project since you may get a little wet reservations. Please leave a message if well as the rental of individual rooms in on city facilities and neighborhoods.
and splattered with dirt! Please consider no one is available to take your call. You a house while the owner is present. A If approved, short-term rental permit
bringing a stool or folding chair to sit on. can also pickup your tickets by visiting Bed and Breakfast facility is an owner- holders must then also obtain a business
Cemetery Community Clean-up Day, our ticket booth which will be located occupied historically listed establishment license with the City of Jacksonville and
Saturday, September 30, 9:00am-noon— between the Post Office and the Visitors in a residential district having rooms or pay the transient lodging tax.
Please join the Friends of Jacksonville's Center, Wednesday-Saturday, September apartments rented, or kept for rent. Long- Any property owner concerned about
Historic Cemetery and other community 6-9, from 10:00am until 1:00pm. The term rentals are 30 days or more and are compliance with short-term rental rules
organizations and volunteers in a fall ticket booth will also be open on Fridays considered an outright permitted use in may submit a formal complaint to the
clean-up of the cemetery grounds. Bring and Saturdays through the month of existing, permitted residential structures. City of Jacksonville Planning Department
gloves to wear, leaf rakes, gas-operated September from 10:00am until 1:00pm. Where are Short-term Rentals for review. Forms are available at the
blowers, and pruning shears. Eye and ear Tickets will also be available at the event Permitted?—There are only two zones Planning Department. Complaint
protection are also recommended. We however they will be on a first-come-first- where short-term vacation rentals may information will be kept confidential
have a good supply of tools available to served, space-available basis only. Adult be conditionally approved: General per ORS 192.502 (4): “Information
loan out to those needing them. Freshly- tickets cost $15, children 12 and under Commercial and Historic Core. submitted to a public body in confidence
brewed coffee and morning refreshments (some of the material may not be suitable Where are Short-term Rentals Not and not otherwise required by law to
will be provided along with our sincere for very young children) are $5 and a Permitted?—For all other zones (Single be submitted, where such information
gratitude for your help in caring for our special Family Ticket for up to two adults Family Residential, Multi-Family, should reasonably be considered
beautiful Pioneer Cemetery. and three children cost $35. Only checks Hillside Residential, Border Residential, confidential, the public body has obliged
Meet the Pioneers is Back on or cash will be accepted. Checks can be and Special Protection) short-term itself in good faith not to disclose the
October 6 & 7—Meet the Pioneers will made out to FOJHC and mailed to FOJHC, vacation rentals are not permitted. Only information, and when the public interest
be returning to The Silent City on the P.O. Box 1541, Jacksonville, OR 97530. long-term rentals (30 days or more) are would suffer by the disclosure.”
Hill next month. Having produced and Once your check is received your tickets permitted in residential districts. There If you have any questions about short-
presented these very popular and award- will be placed in will call for pickup on is a Conditional Use Permit process for term vacation rentals, please contact the
winning Living History Tours that began the day of the performance. Visit info@ Bed and Breakfast facilities, but only City of Jacksonville Planning Department
in 2006, we took a year off following our for more. owner-occupied residences which are on at 541-899-6873.
tenth-anniversary in 2015. the Jacksonville Contributing Historic
A Few Minutes with the Mayor City Snapshot
by Paul Becker Case Closed—Beginning at the end Planning Code, was almost seated until
of August, Jacksonville’s historic Old the City Council decided to put the
City Hall will no longer be the site process on hold for two months. Prior
for court proceedings for the Jackson to the meeting, the city planning staff
A Day in the Life of Your Mayor County Justice Court. Rather, the city had identified 5 of the 6 at-large citizens
has contracted-out all court services, from 6 distinct geographic zones to
including the hearings for parking serve on the CAC. However, during
& moving citations, and municipal robust City Council discussion that

e all have one of “those days,” This time a feminine voice asked, code violations to 4172 Hamrick Road, involved several motions and votes, the
a day when unforeseen “What’s your date of birth?” Somewhat Central Point. city council ultimately determined that
circumstances alter our plans. meek at this point, I promptly answered. Auto Pay Ready!—Auto Pay service the best course of action was for staff to
Sometimes they offer pleasant surprises. But we no sooner pulled out onto is now available for City Service bills. study the issue further and determine
Oftentimes they are anything but Highway 238 when another voice asked, Interested customers may obtain a the best course forward. At the center of
pleasant. I had one of these in late July, “What’s your date of birth?” Beginning form at City Hall or online at www. the issue is an underlying question as to
and thought it worth sharing. to doubt my own answer, I repeated, All bills will be drafted whether or not the city is following state-
The morning began much as the “eleven fourteen twenty-nine.” Evidently on the 15th of each month, saving lots mandated procedures in the formation
evening before ended with a virus playing satisfied, the questions stopped. of stamps! of the CAC in the first place. Earlier
ping pong in my nasal passages. This had Oregon may have some of the finest New Faces at New City Hall—Our in the year, the code revision process
been going on for over a week when I highways in the country but Medford has new City Recorder is Angela Watson. came to a grinding halt due to outcry
finally decided I needed a bigger paddle streets worse than Baghdad after a street She replaces Kimberly Collins who went during public hearings wherein it was
and opted to see my doctor… but first a battle. Lying flat on a stretcher, I felt the to work for the city of Talent in a similar argued by a few Jacksonville residents
morning trip to the office was on the list. ambulance start bouncing and rattling… post. Prior to joining city staff, Angela that the city had not garnered enough
Upon arriving I found out Jeff Alvis, our clink, clank, clunk. The ride was worked with the Children’s Advocacy citizen input as required by state law. By
City Administrator, had come in with his interminable because the ambulance was Center. Also joining the staff is Heidi this point, a prior technical advisory
own ping pong tournament bouncing in evidently detoured pretty far out of the Nelson as the new Administrative committee that had been appointed
his head. After due commiseration with way. A voice from some unseen quarter Assistant. Locals will know Heidi, who by the City Council several years ago
each other, I went about my morning apologized as we continued to rattle as if worked at the Bigham Knoll campus for had already produced a new draft city
tasks and returned home. crossing endless railroad tracks, though many years. Planning Code. After a 4-year effort,
Sharon was still working the box-office Medford has only one old rail route. I can Planning for the Future— the technical advisory committee which
at the Randall Theatre so I laid down to sum up the ambulance drive as an audio Congratulations to Ian Foster of was formally designated by the City
rest thinking that she could drive me to engineer’s delight. the Planning Department who was Council as a CAC, completed its work
the doctor when she got home. After an Suddenly, all motion stopped, the back officially promoted to a department- and prepared the CAC’s Majority
hour or so, I arose, went to the bathroom doors opened, and a startlingly attractive head level post. In the coming weeks, Report which included a recommended
where the ping pong tournament smiling face popped into view asking, the department is expected to hire updated Planning Code of ordinances.
turned into a giant whirling merry-go- “What’s your date of birth?” I wanted to an Assistant Planner, who will work The CAC Majority Report was properly
round. After a few spins in my head, say, “If you give me yours, I’ll give you alongside Foster and other staffers. The forwarded to the Planning Commission
the carousel horses went up and I went mine,” but caution prevailed and I gave Planning Department, according to a completing the CAC task. The final
down…on my knees. her the answer. report by City Council Liaison Brad Majority Report was placed on the
Feeling like a prize fighter hearing the The face turned me over to two Bennington, has been exceptionally busy City’s website along with the Planning
referee’s final count, I struggled to get husky orderlies; we went flying down in the past two years and is handling Department staff report allowing the
up but instead pitched straight forward a corridor, made a sharp right turn a sharp increase in building-related public to review and comment.
on my face. Lying flat, I pulled out my and wound up in my own personal planning matters. But at the first public hearings to review
cellphone, called Sharon, who then called emergency room with an attending Fire-Only Parking Approved— the document, members of the public
911. I was still half-down when our Fire nurse. If hospitals had military ranks, Council unanimously agreed with a expressed concern that public participation
Department arrived at my home. this one would have had master sergeant recommendation from the Parking was not consistent with the Citizen
A big brawny fellow with a voice to stripes. She looked like the kind that Commission to dedicate two parking Involvement Chapter of the Jacksonville
match asked, “What’s your birthdate?” understood trench warfare and someone spots in front of the fire department as Comprehensive Plan and state law.
I answered. Then he asked, “What’s you would feel comfortable following “Staff-Only” spots. Citizens argued that despite having
your address?” I hesitated and saw an into battle. Her first words were, “What’s Eco-Northwest: No UGB Expansion spent over four years producing that
attempt on his part to hide a quick look your date of birth?” Needed—Beth Goodman of Eco- draft code, it was drafted absent a formal
of concern. Though in a haze from the Soon, I was hooked up to all sorts of Northwest was on-hand at the August CAC as required under the Jacksonville
virus and the effects of the fall, I quickly medical gear. A doctor walked in, looked 15 meeting to deliver a report on Comprehensive Plan and State
blurted out the answer. The concern was everything over, asked questions and Jacksonville’s BLI—the Buildable Lands requirements. Further, they argued that a
still there as burly voice number two left. Finally, at 8:30pm, seven hours after Inventory. Using data gathered by the CAC could not be appointed by the City
asked, “What city are you in?” Feeling the 911 call, the doctor returned to say, agency, she reported that Jacksonville Council. Rather, the CAC could only be
somewhat irked, and emboldened by a “I can’t find any reason to keep you needs to plan for 744 households to formed and directed by the Committee
false bravado, I replied, “The same city here so I’m letting you go home with a accommodate a projected population for Citizen Involvement (CCI) as required
in which I’m the Mayor.” There was no prescription for that virus.” growth of 1384 residents by the year 2036. by the Comprehensive Plan. The alphabet
escape. The voice came back, “Yes! But Walking out of the hospital with my It is worth noting that the state of Oregon soup argument, while completely baffling
what city is that?” I gave the answer and son, I looked around and was thankful mandates that cities plan for growth, but at times, is important because it speaks
then found myself strapped and being that no one asked my date of birth. I was not necessarily build units to meet that to the potential legality and legitimacy of
placed in an ambulance. off their chart! growth. Goodman’s survey of available whether the City followed proper state
vacant, buildable land within the city law and local procedure. Whether this
limits showed enough buildable land technical misstep will lead to the restart
CITY OF JACKSONVILLE without the need for an Urban Growth of the entire update is unknown.
OFFICE HOURS Boundary expansion. Her analysis Practically speaking, in the event
made certain assumptions regarding the a citizen takes issue with the process
ability to build higher density housing and/or outcome, an appeal could
CITY OFFICE units on city in-fill lots and up-zone be filed with LUBA, the State Land
Monday - Friday sections of Hillside Residential- and Use Board of Appeals. Such action
8:30am - 4:00pm Border Residential-zoned areas. Doing could force a lengthy battle for the
so would allow for more building units city to prove to LUBA that it acted in
MUNICIPAL COURT CLERK than current zoning regulations allow. accordance with state land use laws.
Monday - Friday Another conclusion reached was that No matter the outcome, the process
City offices have moved to 9:00am - 4:00pm housing and rental costs in Jacksonville could take years to resolve, leaving the
206 N Fifth Street! are among highest in the state and we city with an obsolete planning code in
are in dire need of “affordable” housing, the meantime.
Dropbox relocated to corner of N. Fifth and D Street. especially multi-family units. During What got lost in the alphabet soup of
discussion with council, it was noted that government speak was the 4-year effort
541-899-1231 • while new housing may be possible with and contributions made by Jacksonville
changes to current density regulations, residents as members of the former
PLANNING DEPARTMENT HOURS - Direct #: 541-899-6873 land owners may be unwilling to develop CAC. The CAC was composed of citizen
those parcels due to higher-than-normal volunteers with unique professional
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Submit all applications
building costs, especially in hillside or and technical backgrounds in project
& Friday 8:30am-2:00pm & pick-up all permits:
border areas. Whether or not the City planning and development including
Wednesday: Closed to Public Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:
Council chooses to accept the conclusion how Planning Codes and HARC codes
of the report or seek another opinion was are used for development projects. It was
not discussed. the type of CAC envisioned by state and
JACKSONVILLE CITY SCHEDULE Four year effort to update Jacksonville local regulations in support of Citizen
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, September 5, 6:00pm (OCH) Planning Code On-Hold—On August Involvement.
15, a 6-member Citizens Advisory Stay tuned for more alphabet soup
PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, September 13, 6:00pm (OCH) Committee, (CAC) charged with news!
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, September 19, 6:00pm (OCH) overseeing changes to the Jacksonville
HARC: Wednesday, September 27, 6pm (OCH)

For Jacksonville City Council Meeting Minutes, Agendas/Packets and Audio Files,
please visit and click on the City Council tab.
Location Key: OCH - Old City Hall (S. Oregon & Main), CH - Courthouse, CC - Community Center (160 E. Main Street),
NVR - Naversen Room (Jacksonville Library), FH - Fire Hall (180 N. 3rd St. @ C), EOC - Emergency Ops Center at Police Station

Let's Talk Real Estate
by Graham Farran, Expert Properties

Home Prices Soar…Will it Last?

ome prices soared over the last
5 years with the median price of
Timber R dge a single family home in Jackson
E S T A T E S County increasing from $176,000 at the
end of 2012 to $282,500 as of August 2017, yielding an increase of over 60%. The
increase in the median price is only part
D D D D of the story as we also saw a 30% increase

STEEPLE VIEW in the number of homes sold in 2017

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D compared to 2012. Add these two factors

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together, and you have a huge boom to




our local economy. In 2012 the total dollar





amount of single family homes sold was








$605 million, and based on our current

theaters, art galleries and music venues.

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D run rate in 2017, we are likely to see $1.2
SOL All of this keeps attracting more tourists,
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billion in home sales. These are pretty big retirees and escapees. Our medical
numbers for our local economy! industry and retirement homes keep

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SLOT SOL t o D ow nt ow n Homes are selling quickly, pending expanding but are struggling to keep up
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JACKSONVILLE sales are up and the number of homes with demand.
Timber Ridge Estates in Jacksonville available on the market has dropped.
You can see from the chart that in 2012
Supply and Demand—The supply of
homes is limited with very low inventory
• City Water, City Sewer, Natural Gas, Cable & Phone All Installed
the bulk of home sales accrued in the of homes for sale and strong demand for
• 1/3 mile from Downtown Jacksonville
• Borders 320 Acres of Woodlands and 18 miles of Hiking Trails
• Building Plans & Builders to Choose from OR Bring Your Own Price Points of Homes Sold in Jackson County
• 1/4 to 1/3 Acre Lots with Common Space Between Each
2012 2017 (Current run rate)
• Rural Feel & Sweeping Valley Views
$1 - $99,999 442 50
• First to See the Sunrise & Last to See the Sunset
$100,000 - $199,999 1247 566
STARTING AT $230,000 | MLS 2970628 $200,000 - $299,999 681 1196
w w w . T i m b e r R i d g e O r. c o m $300,000 - $399,999 275 732
Graham Farran Ben Joffer $400,000 - $499,999 115 368
Broker Broker $500,000 - $599,999 46 206
$600,000 - $699,999 29 78
$700,000 - $799,999 17 35
$800,000 - $899,999 7 21
$900,000 - $999,999 5 8
$1,000,000 - $1,999,999 4 18
Expert Properties $2,000,000 - $2,999,999
3280 (Current run rate)
S A L E S | M A N A G E M E N T | F U R N I S H E D R E N TA L S

Sales: (541) 899-7788 |
$100,000-$300,000 range and in 2017 the housing coming from three areas: locals,
C U T L E R bulk came from the $200,000-$400,000 retirees, and escapees.
range, showing how much prices have The local buyer—Our local market
increased. To everyone’s surprise, is an interesting one. On one hand we
interest rates have stayed low and are still worry that as prices go higher, the first

How is our approach different around 4%. There is a general housing
shortage in Jackson County and new
time home buyers will be priced out of
the market; but on the other hand, rental

than other Wealth Managers? home starts aren’t keeping up with the
demand. During the housing crisis, from
prices have increased so quickly the
financial incentive for buying vs. renting
2007-2013, there were very few homes or is at an all-time high. In many cases,
apartments built in Jackson County and mortgage payments will be less than
we’re feeling the crunch now. We have rental payments, especially when you
had both population and age growth factor in the tax savings by writing-off
with lots of millennials now moving out your mortgage. This means whether you
of their parents’ basement and looking rent or buy, you will be paying a higher
for housing. Retirees are back in large portion of your income towards housing.
numbers and many of them who tried Retirees—10,000 baby boomers a
to retire in the late 2000’s had to wait for day are turning 65 and that number
their equity to return in their homes and will continue for the next 19 years, so
their 401K’s to return to pre-recession areas that appeal to retirees will feel the
values. “Escapees,” those city dwellers demand for many years to come. Baby
escaping commuter traffic, crowds and Boomers are 26% of the US population
high costs, are also increasing. On the so we are heading for a huge population
rental front, rental rates are going up of retirees. We are seeing retirees coming
yearly and the supply is going down here from all over the country and many
as investors sell off their rental homes of them are checking-out three or four
to realize their equity, leaving lots of different areas to retire. We don’t always
competition for rental homes—especially win the competition. We recently had a
those priced under $1,500 month. buyer who was retired from Rochester,
So will this market last? There are New York and looked at Medford, Boise
Our approach differs from most Financial Advisors many economic factors that contribute & Colorado Springs. Coming from
to the real estate market but the top four Rochester, he found our real estate prices
because we are focused on providing institutional are, Local Economy, Demand, Interest to be high, Boise to be the cheapest but
quality investment solutions to our clients. Rates and Rental Prices. it looks like he’ll end up in Colorado
Local Economy—Jackson County has Springs because the combination of
a population of just over 212,000 with weather, outdoor activities and real estate
the largest industries being Healthcare, prices. The good news is our neighbor to
Our investment team pays attention to the details so Agriculture, Lumber, Manufacturing, the south has a population just over 39
Services and Tourism. We are currently million and some of the highest-priced
you can pay attention to the things that matter to you.
at our highest employment rate in history real estate. So, in comparison, our home
with just over 100,000 jobs, which is good prices look like a deal. In fact, seven out
considering the large retired population. of ten cities with the highest priced real
CUTLER Our little airport is setting records each estate are in California. (San Francisco,
month on the number of travelers coming Redwood City, Cupertino, Los Gatos,
INVESTMENT and going. We are continuing to attract Saratoga, Malibu & Newport Beach)
GROUP more and more tourists because of our Escapees—We have always seen
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September 2017 Events Calender
For more, please visit & Facebook/TheJacksonvilleReview
Jacksonville Art Events • Southern Oregon Caregiver Support • Saturday, September 16, 11:00am-3:00pm:
September 2017 Group (SOCare) meets twice each month: Jacksonville beekman house museum victorian
Library, Naversen Room: 2nd Monday of the month, days, "19th Century New-Fangled Inventions." p 14
Art Presence Art Center 1:00-3:00pm. Medford Library, Adams Room: 4th
Harvest Wednesday of the month, 10:00am-Noon. p 30 • Sunday, September 17, 10:00am-4:00pm:
September 1–October 2 NORTHWEST BIRD CLUB Annual bird
• Fridays, 5:00-8:00pm: live music at mart, Central Point Grange Hall. For more info
Harvest, a one-month schmidt family vineyards. p 39
show of member art-
works, is enhanced
• Saturdays, 10:00am: classes at shoo t i ng • Friday, September 22, 7:00pm: movie night at
by a special showcase
of paintings by s tar nursery. Schedule and ad p 26 old city hall, "Ninotchka." See ad next page
Dolores Ribal. You’re
invited to a reception • Saturdays, 1:30-4:00pm: live music at • Saturday, September 23, tours at noon, 1:30
on Sat., Sept. 2 from fiasco winery. p 9 & 3:00pm: beekman house living
1–3 pm, featuring history, "Time Travel to 1932." p 14
live music by • Sundays, 9:00am-2:00pm: JVILLE MARKET,
Minstrel Streams and Glass Art by Jessica Carrara City Hall grounds. p 38 • Saturday, September 23, 1:00-5:00pm: southern
author readings by David and Ginna Gordon. oregon smoked salmon fest, Pear
• Friday, September 1, tours at 7:00, 7:15, 7:30
Geometry: Within and Without Blossom Park, Medford. See ad p 8 & article p 9
& 7:45pm: jacksonville haunted
On display in the history tours.
front gallery is a • Friday-Sunday, September 29-October 1:
two-person show oktoberfest at bigham knoll.
• Friday-Sunday, September 8-10: 7:00am-8:00pm:
of works that call See article p 39 and ad p 40
attention to the jacksonville's city-wide yard
geometry we see sale. p 37 • Saturday, September 30, 9:00am-noon:
every day, but Jacksonville cemetery community
rarely notice. John • Friday & Saturday, September 8 & 9, 10:00am-
clean-up day. p 16
Dodero’s new 4:00pm: friends of jacksonville
Dynamic Cubism library book sale, Naversen Room. p 23 • Saturday, September 30, 3:00-6:00pm:
Series of Raku
pioneer village hawaiiAn luaU. p 7
pottery urns is • Saturday, September 9, 10:00-11:30am: history
inspired by the saturday in historic jacksonville
confluence of art SAVE THE DATE!
cemetery. "Pack Trains." p 16
and science that resulted from the influence of the
scientific advances of the 20th century on Cubism. • Friday & Saturday, October 6 & 7: 3:30-6:15pm:
• Saturday, September 9, 10:00am-2:00pm: fall
Thomas Glassman shares photographic images that meet the pioneers, Jacksonville Historic
capture a fresh perspective on natural geometry that turns classic car show, Bigham Knoll campus. p 38
Cemetery. p 16
the familiar into something magical and mysterious.
• Sunday, September 10: JACKSONVILLE/
• Thursday & Friday, October 14 & 15, tours at 6:00,
Works by Dolores Ribal APPLEGATE Rotary salmon bake,
6:15, 6:30, 6:45, & 7:00pm: jacksonville
Don’t miss this exhibit of Hanley Farm. p 4
haunted history tours. p 14
watercolors, acrylic, and
collages by Dolores Ribal on • September 15-17 & 22-24: southern
• October 19-21 & 26-28, 6:00-10:00pm:
the back wall of the main oregon tour of homes. p 24
gallery. JACKSONVILLE haunted trolley
• Saturday, September 16, 9:00am-noon: marker tourS.
Pictured: “China Town,”
by Dolores Ribal cleaning & workshop in historic
jacksonville cemetery. p 16
Life Drawing Studio
Monday Figure Drawing resumes Monday,
September 11. Bring your sketchbook and Rogue Valley Symphony’s 50th Anniversary Season Opener
pencil and join us at 1:00 pm to limber up
your fingers and hone your talent by The Rogue Valley Symphony invites Rogue Valley recital appearances, chamber music collaborations and on
drawing a professional model for two residents to celebrate their 50th anniversary with a concert recordings have been lauded worldwide for decades.
hours. $10/session. of Mozart and Mahler. Distinguished American pianist Rogue Valley Symphony Music Director and conductor
Art Presence Off-Site Exhibits Peter Serkin will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto Martin Majkut wanted to present “the finest assortment of
~ Abstract paintings by Patrick Beste at Pioneer Village. No. 20 and the orchestra will present Gustav Mahler’s soloists that I could think of” for this grand season. “Peter
Symphony No. 5. Concerts will be on Friday, September 15 Serkin’s place among this list was undeniable.” Majkut is
~ Textile art by Charlotte Wirfs in the Naversen Room at
Jacksonville Public Library. at 7:30pm in the SOU Music Recital Hall, 405 S Mountain looking forward to exploring the transcendental qualities of
Ave, Ashland; Saturday, September 16 at 7:30pm in the this piano concerto by Mozart with Serkin. “Mozart has a
~ Photography by Tom Ommen at the Medford Library.
Craterian Theater at the Collier Center for the Performing special gift that other composers do not have. He had access
Art Presence Art Center is a nonprofit organization Arts, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford; and Sunday, September to that special place of otherworldliness.” Majkut combined
located at 206 N. Fifth St., next to Jacksonville’s historic 17 at 3:00pm in the Grants Pass Performing Arts Center, Mozart with Mahler on this concert to highlight the journey
courthouse. Gallery hours: 11am–5pm every Fri–Sun. 830 NE Ninth St., Grants Pass. that Mahler takes listeners through in his fifth symphony
The Rogue Valley Symphony is very proud to present Tickets for all performances can be purchased online
GoodBean Coffee Grammy-awarded pianist Peter Serkin as the soloist for at or by phone at 541-708-6400. Medford
September 1–30: RV2D Group Show the opening concert of its celebratory season. Serkin’s concert tickets can also be purchased through the Craterian
We are excited to inspired performances with symphony orchestras, in Theater at or 541-779-3000. See ad this page.
announce a show of
works by members of
RV2D, a group of artists
Creating Beauty for 50 Years
who have been encourag-
ing each other’s art with
critique groups, shows,
and support. They started T HE B ELLA

about 4 years ago as a
Watercolor Society of
Oregon critique group.
“At the End of the Rainbow,” Branching out, they
by Georganna Happel realized how much there
was to learn from a variety of mediums and opened their September 15–17
group to all 2 dimensional artists, hence Rogue Valley
2D. Enjoy! 1&2 CHARLES GUY & SONIDO ALEGRE Peter Serkin, piano
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 20
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Now–Oct 19: Catherine Anderson, AWS PETE HERZOG & SNAKEFAT
We are so excited about
Catherine Anderson’s
show of watercolors 9 ROGUE SUSPECTS TRIO
that we’ve extended it
for another month! 14 GAIBE CARROLL
View her paintings of
vineyards and wineries,
pet portraits & more!
15 & 16 MERCY DUO
Join us in renewing our
welcome and meet the 21 TIM MITCHELL DUO
artist while enjoying complimentary appetizers & live October 6–8
music by Nick Garrett Powell of the Fret Drifters on
Saturday, September 30, from 5:30–8:00 pm.
22 & 23 BEATS WORKIN’ BAND The Tempest Trio
125 South Third Street ~ 541-899-9120
28 BROTHERS REED HAYDN: Symphony No. 103 “Drum Roll”
Website & Art Event Calendar by Call 541-708-6400 or visit
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A Cup of Conversation Focus on Hanley Farm
by Michael Kell by Pam Sasseen, Volunteer

Red T-Shirt

n old man walked across a city is something far greater in purpose on
intersection on a blistering hot the other side, then comfort those in the
summer day. His shock white, midst of great affliction.¹ The difference
trimmed full head of hair and long beard between the two spans time and space.
betrayed advanced age as he walked Joy is not happiness. Happiness
with a damaged gait; probably an old has a short shelf life and requires
injury never healed. A Santa Claus belly material or emotional stimulus to
screamed well-fed and fresh-pressed maintain. Joy or honest contentment Intuitive Compass
pants and a clean, ironed red T-shirt were is not dependent on worldly treasures Music Festival a Great
evident of unquestioned self-respect. like good health, wealth and human Success!
The man towed behind him an efficient relationship. In a healthy, balanced

dolly rig with a clean trash receptacle life, joy is at the center of everything.
smartly bungeed down. In his right hand Depression not based in chronic anley Farm’s music festival was outstanding, with Jason O’Dea
was one of those cool extended reach pain or illness, along with anger was GREAT! Hundreds of on the guitar and Aurelia Cohen
grabbing tools used with a deftness of and bitterness exist in the center of people attended, making the playing the accordion, performing
years long passed. I looked around into a human-universe in chaos spinning Southern Oregon Historical Society’s 71st “original vaudevillian folk music.”
traffic noticing no one really noticing out of control. Eventually, gravity and anniversary an event to remember. The Phoenix Sigalove’s original vocals were
him picking up the litter as he passed time take a needlessly costly toll on forecast for the day was 103 degrees, but inspirational, told a story, and entertained
by. No piece of refuse was too small or everything not in balance. the weather gods prevailed and it was a in only the way Phoenix could deliver.
insignificant, his pace never interrupted Science once told us the heavens cooler 97 degrees, with a slight breeze. Truly a performance to be remembered.
as to be a burden to anyone in a hurry. revolved around the earth. It was a Despite the hazy skies and warm weather, The Fret Drifters—Andy Casad and Nick
Somewhere along the way, probably fallacious argument based on wrong everyone who attended left with a smile Garrett, put on a fabulous performance,
decades ago, he discovered a simple assumptions but sounded good to a on their face and a spring in their step. as always. Karen Lovely and Ben Rice
purpose of making his world just a little humanity vain and vastly ignorant. In fact, up until Saturday, there topped the day off with performances
bit better bringing him great joy. I've New science tells us the universe is were probably many who were just that had the audience on their feet,
this unshakable sense everyone having continually expanding. If this is true, “meandering down the sidewalk, at jumping up and dancing and spinning
crossed his path is better off. humanity is still vastly ignorant...and a sluggish pace.” Did you know that with their music! Karen literally took
Someone once said real success in life is will always be vain as we insist to be the music not only effects how you walk, hold of everyone in the crowd and shook
the capacity to receive joy in the most barren center of our own universe. but it’s been known to reduce stress them to their core. And Ben Rice gave a
of circumstances. What can't be overcome The old man in the red tee-shirt clearly and anxiety, improve health and well- performance to die for with his powerful
when the heart is so conditioned? did not consider himself the center of being, and in some cases, improve and emotionally-charged solos. Karen &
I think some are given this capacity as anything. He was content in his purpose, memory? In fact, researchers have Ben as a team gave performances that will
a spiritual gift but most learn and acquire position and place somewhere on the learned that music helps many patients remain with us all for quite some time.
emotional discipline and spiritual peace vast periphery of this planet in motion. during post-surgery recovery! Hanley Farm, owned and operated by
through harsher challenges in this world. Joy flowed through him effortlessly to The day began with Sage Meadows the Southern Oregon Historical Society,
Either way, there will be a degree of everyone willing to consider but for a and her band performing a dazzling is located at 1053 Hanley Road, between
suffering in the process. The former joy moment and receive the same. array of “rockin” country classics and Jacksonville and Central Point. For
is forged in pain to come, the latter joy in Be good not bitter. new tunes. The music of Intuitive information,, 541-773-
wisdom of trials past. The worldly run ¹ 2 Cor 1:3-5 Compass has been described as “folk 6536, Facebook/HanleyFarm and Facebook/
away in abject fear from suffering and nouveau.” And their performance SouthernOregonHistoricalSociety.
Michael is a coffee entrepreneur and
avoids like the plague those who are. The sometimes author living in the Pacific
unworldly face suffering with faith there Northwest with his lovely wife, Mary.

Jacksonville FREE Movie Night
Library Friends Fall Book Sale is On
Jacksonville Friends of the Library will sponsor a fall book sale during 7:00 PM at Old City Hall
(Doors Open at 6:30)
Jacksonville's City-Wide Yard Sale on Friday & Saturday, September 8 & 9.
Friday hours will be 9:00-10:00am for the members pre-sale—doors open to the Friday – Sept 22
public from 10:00am-4:00pm. On Saturday, sale hours will be from 10:00am-

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What Are Medicare Advantage Plans?
by Steve Yungen & Jeff Blum, Jones & Associates

n previous articles, we have discussed
Medigap plans (also known as
Medicare Supplement plans) and
how they work with original Medicare
Parts A and B. People appreciate choices,
however, and another group of Medicare
plans to consider are known as ‘Medicare
Advantage’ plans.
Medicare Advantage plans (MA),
which often include prescription Part
D coverage (MAPD), are Medicare
insurance plans offered by an insurance
company. The insurance company has
a contract with Medicare to manage
the plan design and claims in place of
conventional Medicare. This arrangement
makes the Medicare Advantage plan
the ‘primary’ insurance, making it In summary, ‘Medicare Advantage
responsible for all billing, claims and Plans’ are private insurance plans
customer service. that work in place of Medicare, while
MA plans must meet or exceed Medigap plans are policies that work
the same benefits offered through with Medicare. Both types of programs
standard Medicare. Often, MA plans have their place, but work differently with
Like us on will offer additional services, such benefits, premiums and cost sharing.
as gym memberships, vision, dental The elements of Social Security,
and chiropractic coverage that are not Medicare and Retirement Income
normally covered by traditional Medicare. Planning should work together to build
MA plans must maintain a provider a successful retirement. Our goal is to
network, such as an HMO or PPO. help our clients understand and build
Generally, HMOs cover in-network a coordinated, comprehensive plan.
providers only, while PPOs cover ‘in- We invite you to contact us for a no-
Our Patio is open! network’ and ‘out-of-network’ providers. obligation review of your Medicare /
For most services, there are deductibles Retirement / Investment Plan situation.
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To enroll in a Medicare Advantage Solutions a Registered Investment Advisor in the State

plan, the member must still maintain of Oregon. Insurance products and services are offered

a whole lotta’ Medicare Parts A and B. All Medicare
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130 N. 5th Street, Jacksonville • 541-899-2977 Medicare A & B, or during the Medicare Financial Solutions in Medford have the
Annual Enrollment Period (AEP), tools and the expertise to help you make the
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Building Our Future
by Brad Bennington, Executive Officer
Builders Association of Southern Oregon

Grainy Focus

he coarse, grain-like dust had tightened what became tens of thousands
mixed with sweat that was of nuts to secure the large curved steel
dripping into my eyes, making an panels together. Piece by piece they
abrasive mud I could barely see through. became the giant coffee can with the
I could hardly focus but I had to keep pointed roof on top. Part of the fun was
going because I wasn’t going to let my that the bolts went in from the outside
brother beat me again. and the nuts went on from the inside
Dad always liked farms and farmers and the noise of the impact wrenches
and built a lot of Ag buildings. This was deafening. Try putting a steel bucket
time of year, we’d over your head
often be working and have someone
overtime to get hammer on it while
another grain bin trying to conduct
buttoned up. More a conversation.
than once, my You had to focus
brother and I felt beyond the
grain kernels rolling distraction of the
down our sweat- noise, the dust and
soaked backs while the heat, and try to
we raced to tighten get done before the
those last few bolts other guy. Looking
as the trucks began back, I had a lot of
loading the silo. Working in a swirl of fun building those grain bins, especially
grain dust that was as fine as powder when I got the rare pleasure of watching
and seeing that long golden spray of my brother roll the tools up.
kernels raining down out of the elevator Just a few days away, don’t miss the
spout motivated you to get those bolts 2017 Southern Oregon Tour of Homes!
tight and get out of there! Racing my This September 15-17 and 22-24, BASO
brother was a contest to see who could is happy to bring you the largest new
get done first and earn his exit from the home event in Southern Oregon. Take
Education, advocacy & policy dust cloud. Whoever came out last had the Tour and enjoy a self-guided review
for the construction industry that is safe, to roll the tools up and buy cold drinks of some the most interesting homes in
sustainable and affordable for the trip home. Grain bin building was our area. The weather will be perfect
muscle taxing, repetitive work, but it and these beautiful new homes will
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by the bushel. You lined up the hundreds Tour and see the latest that new homes
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ccording to Wikipedia, “It ain't common, especially if a bank appraiser
over till the fat lady sings,” determines that the value of the property
is an expression that means is less than the agreed upon sale price.
you shouldn’t presume to know the Inspection Issues—Once a home REDUC
outcome of an event which is still inspector points out problems in a home,
in progress. Although the phrase is buyers tend to panic. It’s important to
generally understood to be referencing remember that every home will have
the stereotypically overweight sopranos issues and that the primary reason
of the opera, it for inspections
is certainly true is to make sure
about real estate the home doesn’t
transactions. have any major
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agree to terms in a contract that it is not Issues with Closing Documents— 5 BR | 3 BA | 4,093 SF | .36 ACRES
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occur that cause a real estate deal to fall liens, public record errors, past
though. There are many reasons why; bankruptcies, missing heirs, or short
here are some of the most common: sale/pre-foreclosure issues.

Buyers Can’t Sell a Home—Buyers Buyer’s Remorse—Buyers get cold
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Mortgage/Appraisal Issues—Having estate deals can fall through. Writing a • Downstairs master w/ large walk-in shower
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Love Your Landscape
by Adam Haynes

As Summer Season
Turns to Fall

ummer is winding down, but I One of the unique features of living in
think we would all agree there’s Southern Oregon with an incredible
something special about the back- climate is the ability to enjoy growing
to-school season that’s filled with the winter crops during the darker colder
promise of new beginnings. This time days of winter. Remember that there’s
of year offers fall colors in bloom, and always something to be doing in the
the bounty of harvesting fruits and garden all year long.
vegetables from backyard gardens. Let’s also remember the beauty that
With the trend in consumers becoming arrives this time of year with fall-
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having to go to the grocery store. sage, with its airy blue flowers and
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planned to grow their own vegetables A quintessential autumn plant, sedum,
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’ve mentioned before that every Southern Oregon’s white oak (Quercus
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a performance at the Oregon English oak trees. Our native oaks can Greg Stewart, Owner
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this month I’m looking forward to numbers have dwindled significantly in
experiencing one of the bard’s comedies,
“The Merry Wives of Windsor” (MWW).
recent years from land development and
disease. However, white oak habitats
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From a gardener’s perspective, “The Oak Habitats in Southern Oregon and
Merry Wives of Windsor” is interesting Northern California.”
in that Shakespeare mentions 20 different If you have oak trees on your property,
plants in the play, perhaps inspired by the OSU Extension Service offers
his own gardens and orchard at New suggestions to care for them. Be aware
Place to include a variety of specific that oaks have shallow root systems that
fruits and vegetables: cabbage, carrots, are easily damaged by construction and
peppers, potatoes, “pumpions,” turnips, understory plantings. Be particularly
apples, figs, pears and plums, along with careful not to compact the soil around
several others. the tree’s root zone, which extends 1½
However, it’s the oak tree that plays times wider than the area between the
a significant part in the comedy; in fact, tree trunk and drip line (where rain falls
the English oak tree (Quercus robur) is from the tree canopy). Mulching the
one of the most frequently mentioned root zone provides protection. Young
plants in all of Shakespeare’s 39 plays oaks need watering every two weeks
and sonnets, second only to the rose. In for the first growing season but, once
MWW, the not-so-merry wives lure Sir established, white oak trees need dry soil.
John Falstaff to legendary Herne’s Oak Oak saplings are more shade-tolerant than
in Windsor Forest, where Falstaff gets his sun-loving adult oaks, and oak trees need
comeuppance for planning to seduce the plenty of room for their canopy to spread.
wives and steal their husbands’ money. Some say landscape oaks benefit from
According to one of the wives: a springtime application of slow-release,
high-nitrogen fertilizer; others say not
“There is an old tale goes that to fertilize oak trees unless the foliage
Herne the Hunter, becomes discolored or the tree is otherwise
Sometime a keeper here in Windsor Forest, showing signs of stress. Heavy end limbs
Doth all the wintertime at still midnight should be pruned back to avoid the risk
Walk round about an Oak, with of snapping from heavy winds and snow
great ragged horns.” during winter; otherwise, prune oaks only
to remove damaged branches or to adjust
In other Shakespeare plays, oak trees the structure of the tree. The best time to
symbolize strength and endurance; prune is during the dormant season; avoid
indeed, Herne the Hunter signifies pruning in summer when insects are most
male masculinity. But in MWW, the likely to transmit fungal diseases.
bard uses the legend of Herne’s Oak It’s not necessary to remove moss or
to spoof small-town ghost stories and lichen growing on oak trees; neither are
superstitious townsfolk. the commonly found “oak apples” or
Members of Shakespeare’s Elizabethan galls damaging to the tree. The galls are
audience would have known several actually cocoons made by the larvae of
myths surrounding oak trees. For harmless gall wasps. On the other hand,
example, they would have known that mistletoe should be removed from oak
oaks were sacred to Zeus, Greek god of tree branches because this parasitic plant
the sky and thunder, and that oaks were competes for moisture and nutrients.
home to the mythological tree nymphs Following the popularity of “The
called hamadryads. They would have Merry Wives of Windsor,” there was
known that pagan and early Christian much controversy about where the “real”
ceremonies were held in oak groves Herne’s Oak tree was located. Most
because the trees were thought to authorities believe the oak stood in Home
provide an opening to greater wisdom. Park, Windsor until it was blown down
Shakespeare playgoers would also be by heavy winds in 1863. Queen Victoria
familiar with the old English custom of commissioned another oak tree to be
wearing an oak leaf or “oak apple” (gall) planted in the same spot, but it was felled
to celebrate the fertility of springtime, again by wind in 1906. Superstitious folks
and they would have been able to recite might say these were vengeful acts by
the old English rhyme to predict summer Herne the Hunter—what do you think?
rainfall by observing whether the oak If you enjoy stories about plants featured
tree or the ash tree leafed out first: in Shakespeare’s plays, plus information
about how to care for similar plants in
“If the Oak’s before the Ash, then you’ll your garden and landscape, then join me
only get a splash; for the “Flowers of Shakespeare” garden
If the Ash before the Oak, then you tour from 10:00-11:30am on Saturday,
may expect a soak.” September 16 at the Southern Oregon
Research and Extension Center, 569
In addition to these stories, Hanley Road in Central Point. Cost of the
Shakespeare’s audience would have tour is $10 if registered at least 24 hours in
recognized the healing properties of advance, and $15 the day of the tour. Pre-
oak bark, leaves and acorns, which at register and pay by calling 541-776-7371 or
the time were commonly gathered to online at
make antiseptics and ointments for Rhonda Nowak is a member of the Jackson
reducing inflammation and fever. In County Master Gardener Association and
fact, modern science has verified that teaches English Composition at RCC. Read
oak tannins strengthen body tissue and more on gardening in her Literary Gardener
blood vessels by binding with proteins column on Sundays in the Mail Tribune and
and creating a barrier that resists on her blog at http://blogs.esouthernoregon.
bacterial infections. com/theliterarygardener/.
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My Great Grandma Lu
by Ashleigh Scheuneman

can do it! A
s we get older, we begin to she moved to Oregon at age 30. I enjoy

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is hard; and two, that life itself is always has a story to tell and a cookie
beautiful. Even as children going through to eat. And these stories are not about
school, we hear tales of the people that the basic founding of our nation. They
came before us, a tale of courage, love and are about what makes us alive and

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fear. I myself am very into history, but human. Stories of families growing up
not just learning of the men who served together. Stories of children playing
our country in powdered wigs. I like to in lighthouses. Stories of brave young
learn of the people history forgot, who men fighting for our freedom, and the
our cut-and-dry textbooks fail to mention. letters she received back home. Stories of
You can do it! They may not have been a president or a
famous explorer, but I find their stories
the struggles we face and how we face
them, of accomplishments and mistakes.
infinitely fascinating and worth the telling. But these stories interconnect the entire

My Great Grandma Lucille Adele Johnson world, because everyone has stories and
is one person who has shared wonderful memories and perspectives to share.

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stories with me. With a birthday this Thanks Grandma for sharing the
September, this article will be dedicated to marvelous tales of your life with me, and
her and to all she has accomplished. for all of the goodies that have made life
My Great Grandma Lucille, known sweeter. Happy Birthday!!
Beginning & Advanced to me and my family as Lu, grew up Ashleigh Lu
students welcome! in Duluth, Minnesota. She loves to talk
of the lighthouse she and her siblings
Scheuneman lives in the
Jacksonville hills with her
played in when they were young. Life mother, father, and two
was much different compared to what sisters. She is 14-years-
Classes forming now! - For more information, please contact it is now. For example, her brother was old and is in high school. drafted into the army just out of high
school. Another example is the fact that
When she grows-up,
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my Grandma learned to drive after published author.
Soul Matters by Kate Ingram, M.A.
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ast month I wrote about the decks Such transitional times are aptly
of my life being cleared: how my referred to in mythology as the night sea
practice rather abruptly emptied passage, or what St. John of the Cross
out and how that seemed purposeful and called, “the dark night of the soul.” It is, in
meaningful. The way I wrote about it essence, the collapse of life and meaning
made the experience sound like a cruise and structure as you knew it, a descent
through the Greek Isles, reclining on my into the unconscious, and a rebirth into
metaphorical deck chair aboard the ship a new life with a new sense of meaning
of my life’s journey, serenely looking and purpose. It’s the sort of thing that
toward the new horizon. people look back on and say, “That was a
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to taking a long car trip as a kid: exciting
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Summer of My Discontent. I wince knowledge and forward-looking
every time someone asks with a happy, optimism that I wrote my last piece.
lilting tone, “How was your summer?!” Part of me knows that this, too, shall
because my summer consisted of being pass and that there will be something
diagnosed (finally, after four years) with good on the other side. Still, the journey
Epstein-Barr, my husband’s on-going is supremely challenging, because a
struggle with chronic illness, our car, transition, by definition, involves a
vacuum, refrigerator, washer/dryer death of one kind or another: of who we
and furnace all breaking down and my were, or what we knew, or a dream we
practice drying up. There were no lovely had. The life you knew and the “you”
vacations, no fun parties, no weekends you were, is no more. In such a space
at the lake house (there is no lake house, one does not feel like “oneself.”
by the way). Bereft of energy and work And this is, I think, largely the point
(and a decent baseball team to distract of such journeys; they force our hands
me … thanks for nothing, Giants) and and facilitate a turning inward to
not clear when or where I might land, find the light of what is real and true
it’s been incredibly challenging to and eternal within us. If navigated
maintain a sense of balance, much less successfully (“navigate” from the
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hen children have ACCOMMODATION is the ability to adjust the focus
trouble reading, parents of the eyes as the distance between the individual and
and teachers need to the object changes. Children frequently use this vision
investigate many possible causes. skill in the classroom as they shift their attention (and
That’s because reading difficulty usually stems from a focus) between their book and the chalkboard for
combination of problems, rather than just one. sustained periods of time.
One potential problem that is sometimes overlooked BINOCULAR FUSION refers to the brain’s ability to
is the child’s vision. This may happen because the child gather information received from each eye separately
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complain about his or her eyes, or image. If a child’s eyes
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Reading requires the integration he or she may experience
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visual fixation, accommodation, discomfort, confusion or
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of vision, and form perception. The brain often subconsciously
typical school eye chart test only suppresses the vision in
evaluates distance visual acuity. one eye to avoid confusion.
A comprehensive vision That eye may then develop
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these vision skills. Any child who is (amblyopia or lazy eye).
“Donis has having trouble reading should have a comprehensive CONVERGENCE is the ability to turn the two eyes
such an eye”
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optometrist will evaluate during the exam: depend on this vision skill for school desk work.
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accurately. Static fixation is the ability to focus on a PERCEPTION is the total process responsible for the
stationary object when reading a word or working a reception and understanding of what is seen. Form
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Caring for the Caregiver by Joyce McPartland

Laughter and the Caregiver

"Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh,
since there is less cleaning up to do afterward." ~Kurt Vonnegut

aughter can be a remarkably-effective tool for you, the trick. After a month, he was playing with as much
Celebrating Our 6th Anniversary! the caregiver, and the family member you care enthusiasm as the rest of the group and had a new set
for. It normalizes the situation and helps lighten of friends. He now goes there five a days a week to play
“One of Oregon’s top ten restaurants.” the mood, allowing for a greater connection between Skip-Bo and enjoy lunch with his buddies. the two of you. Just as long as you are not laughing at This venture started as a bit of a struggle, but in
your loved one but with them, or better yet, at yourself. the end proved to be a huge success. And then a few
Humor can be a wonderful way to ease the tension and months ago I found this poem in the Central Point
dinner • fri & sat • 5:00-8:00p enjoy the present moment together. Senior Center newsletter that my father could have
lunch • tues - sat • 10:30a-2:30p And don’t get caught up in what others think of you, easily written himself. When I read it to him we both
it’s okay to laugh in situations that might seem offbeat or laughed hysterically.
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230 E C St Jville perceived opinions) prevent you from finding moments Day after boring day I sit at home alone.
of lighthearted joy in the least likely circumstances. The I want to get out but I don’t like to roam. ability to laugh is not only good for your health, but it My daughter says, “you’re coming with me, like it or not.”
shows you have a realistic attitude in your caregiving. So I get in the car with my stomach in a knot.
It took me a little time to find my sense of humor We arrive at the Center and I’m led to a spot.
in caregiving for my dad—but once I did, we really And lo and behold I make friends—like it or not!
reconnected. A brief anecdote: About a year ago, my father We talk, we laugh and I don’t have to roam.
started going to the Senior Center in Medford. Getting him Because the Center has become my home away from home.
to go wasn’t easy at first, as he was very comfortable with I now have a reason for getting up in the morning.
me being his everyday entertainment and was anxious With all our socializing, my life is no longer boring!
about meeting new people in an unfamiliar environment. By Tedde Ridley
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filling the room with energy. I thought it would be good can be very challenging, we do find time to laugh and
Just across from for him to have something to do everyday, to have friends enjoy each other. Most of us encounter funny situations
the Chevron to talk to, and someone to play cards with (besides me). So every day, though how often do we react with frustration
station in off we went to visit the Senior Center. It was a very busy rather than humor? Sometimes the reaction of lightness
Jacksonville! day there; he was overwhelmed and did not want to go and humor requires an effort, a self-reminder. If you have
back. What could I do? a guilty tendency (or feel like a burden should feel like a
Jacksonville Vision Clinic A few months later I decided that we would give the
Senior Center another try. One day, I picked him up to go
burden), remind yourself: laughter and humor can have
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Trail Talk by Clayton Gillette Why Do We Hike?
by Diana Coogle, ATA Board Member
Sometimes, on the trail, when I'm top of Grayback or a family of bobtail
hot and sweaty or the trail is steep and cats loping up the trail ahead of me. The
Making Tracks difficult, I think, "Why am I doing this?" adventures on a trail are spiritual sustenance
Well, why? Why do we hike? enough, whatever the destination.
Mike Kohn, ATA board member: To be (3) Yeah, because it's exercise. I do,

in the woods, on the mountains, by the lakes. actually, like to see what my body can do
s the heat of another record-hot Recent jaunts through the High
I love the physical exercise and challenge of and to know that I'm vigorously alive.
summer begins to abate in this Cascades have served to keep my mind
getting there. I feel an elemental connection (4) Hiking in the Applegate deepens
season of the equinox, our feet and body fresh and full of wonderment.
with my body, with the earth, and with an my relationship with my home. The
yearn to revisit our trails within this Tackling 20-30 miles of trail with a
exploratory spirit of adventure. ecology is a part of who I am. I hike to
forested landscape we call home. From light pack and an expectation to sleep
Josh Weber, ATA board member: The know it better.
early September until winter’s harsh grip wherever nightfall finds me, is a luxury
lure of walking in the wild woods and hills (5) Walking through these mountains
sends us scampering to the coffee shops for to appreciate in the warm months. It’s
always brings calm to my busy life. I like puts me in touch with history and
warmer libations, the outdoors beckons our unimaginable that the time on our legs
being part of the serene simplicity of nature, connects me with the people who
presence. And we are blessed with so many while trekking through wilderness areas
even if only for a brief amount of time. came before me—people like Knox
options for a day’s ‘walk in the woods’. would do anything but encourage our
David Calahan, McCoy, who had
A recent conversation with a yeoman kind and gentle spirits. These are not
chair, ATA: I love a cabin at Frog
hiker in Ashland’s Watershed drove hours and days that pass us passively,
being outdoors. Sharing Pond; the Native
home the notion that one’s own backyard these are days of joie de vivre, of our
a trail or path is great American woman
is the best place to commune with potential as sentient, curious organisms.
but being "out there" who drowned in
Nature. His observation that he lived Traveling light, eating light, always
alone is best, when I Squaw Lake; Martin
close to the dozens of miles of trail above moving, making tracks…the siren song
might catch the less Ludwig Erikson, a
his hometown, and had no reason to beckons. That cold water taken directly
than common sighting man whose initials,
get in his car to go hiking somewhere from the spring is the elixir of the wild
of a mammal, especially MLE, unfortunately
else, was an idea well-received. (If you places, finer than any vintage. The
those more elusive pronounceable as
haven’t treated yourself to some time brilliant azure of the high-elevation sky
critters like a cougar, a woman’s name,
on Ashland’s extensive trail system, is a blue without equal. A view from the
bear, fisher. Sight is became the name
please consider it the next time business next high place tells us of our place in it
the primary tool. Vast of Mt. Emily; the
takes you there. Well-maintained trails, all. These are the gifts for the adventurer.
amounts of changing drunken hunters
many differentiated for hikers or bikers, As Fall approaches with the promise
information "assault" who thought the
wander through the watershed where of crisp leaves underfoot and crisp air
my brain = pure joy. mountain was falling
extensive forest-management has created in the lungs, we await the first soaking
Janeen Sathre, because of the steep
a well-groomed landscape, somewhat rains to settle the dust. We welcome that
hiking guide – Hiking lean of the peak they
akin to the forests of Europe.) day when we have to remove our muddy
refreshes my soul. were on—now called
Jacksonville’s public access woodlands shoes after our hike, or for the more
When I hike and see Whisky Peak; the
are extensive, and should not be taken for adventurous, to wash the mud from
the beauty all around ghostly miners of the
granted. As a volunteer in Forest Park, I between our toes after a barefoot hike or
me, from the smallest Blue Ledge Mine;
have the opportunity to speak with many run celebrating the change of the season.
flower to the grandest the Chinese laborers
visitors. And it might be surprising to Go there in the same way Coyote was
view, my mind only dwells on each beautiful on the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail.
many local folks how many times I’ve going there, with a glint of mischief, fully
moment. String these moments together on (6) I hike because I am again and again
heard, “We’ve lived in this area for 10 years attuned to opportunity, making tracks,
a hike, and the mind and body find an inner and always and forever awed at what we
and had no idea this place even existed!” making tracks.
peace with which to tackle daily life. have here in the Applegate– everything
And many’s the time I’ve been on a run in
I could just let all those words speak from the intimacy of enchanted woods to
the Woodlands closer to town and heard Trail Talk is a monthly column by Clayton
for me, because they do, but there are grand mountain views, from flowers to
happy folks expressing themselves in Gillette about hiking the Jacksonville
other reasons, too, that I hike: lakes, from open meadows to high-canopy
languages from around the world, attesting Woodlands trail system. For more information,
(1) I hike to see the places I can only get forests, from deciduous trees to evergreens,
to the universal appeal of getting oneself please visit the Jacksonville Woodlands
to by walking—like the top of Stein Butte, from natural history to cultural history.
out into Nature whenever possible. Association website at
where the Siskiyou Mountains line the I hike these trails to see the ordinary in
horizon, or to the top of the Tin Cup Trail to profusion, like the mass of sneezeweed and
Friends of Ruch Library News see that incomparable view of Mt. Shasta. Indian paintbrush at Hinkle Lake, or to see
Members of our community are often The Fall Book Bonanza is a large (2) To take the route itself, which might something rare, such as the Baker cypress
surprised that the A-Frame Bookstore outdoor sale that will be held at the provide a dazzling display of flowers, at Miller Lake or that snake I almost
works hand-in-hand with our Ruch Ruch Library, September 29-30, 10:00am- giant trees, a single stunning mushroom, stepped on at the waterfall.
Library! In fact, we are right next door. 5:00pm. During the Bonanza Book Sale, a refreshing swim in a trailside lake, an All in all, I love to hike those Applegate
Unlike other “Friends of Library” groups all genres will be featured including a unusual rock formation, butterflies at the trails. They are my fulfillment.
who sell books from space within the special “fill the bag” sale. It is a great
library, we have the unique A-Frame, bargain for fantastic books. All proceeds Pioneering Spine Surgery
a small bookstore packed with a wide benefit the Ruch Library.
variety of fiction and non-fiction books One use of our funds is to provide
by Timothy Uschold, MD, Neurosurgeon
sold at bargain prices. Staffed by programs that might be of interest to The good news about low back pain such as scoliosis, or postural changes
volunteers, all profits from sales benefit others. Send us your suggestions! Want to and “sciatica” is that the majority of that occur with age that cause us to tip
the Ruch Library. offer a program people can experience resolution of their forward (kyphosis).
The A-Frame that you feel might symptoms with conservative treatments As with other robotic surgical devices,
has a close be of interest to like anti-inflammatory medication, Mazor X does not actually perform the
history with the the community? physical therapy, injections and surgery, rather it allows surgeons to
library including Contact us and tell moderated activities. Most people will build a virtual model of the spine that the
operating as a us your thoughts. never need surgery. patient and doctor review together before
Lending Library We do offer an For the select few with persistent ever reaching the operating room.
when the honorarium for symptoms, minimally-invasive surgical Surgeons can plan the procedures
county libraries presenters. techniques offer hope and implants in greater
were closed in Our next for less pain and an detail and then execute
2007. One will program is, improved quality of life. their surgical plan in
even find a “Awesome Boat Despite the biomechanical the operating room
continuation of Creations!” on complexity of the spine, with precision down
the mosaic art September 16, minimally-invasive to the millimeter. This
designed for the 11:00am-3:00pm. techniques can help results in a lower risk of
Ruch Library Create your surgeons restore spinal complications, and the
on the front of boat (materials alignment and alleviate need for fewer X-rays
the A-Frame provided) and we nerve compression with reduces the amount of
Bookstore. But, the aging structure will see if it floats! Check out the library less pain, less disruption radiation exposure.
needed two major improvements: with displays prior to this event. of healthy tissue and less Asante Rogue Regional
the help of our library district board and We would be remiss in not honoring time in the hospital. Medical Center is the
the Energy Trust of Oregon, we replaced those local businesses that provide Although most people first hospital in Oregon
the heating/AC system and the roof! Be donations and support including gift don’t need fusion surgery to pioneer this new
sure to stop by to enjoy the “fresh look certificates and specialty items for our where implants are used to shift and technology and bring this advanced level
and comfortable feel.” Summer and Winter Read programs. stabilize the spine, even that complex of care to the community so you can
There are many ways to help FORL Thank you to Ruch Country Store, Ruch operation can be done with less invasive receive treatment close to home.
in our efforts to serve the library and Hardware, Salon 238, The Honeysuckle techniques resulting in improved surgical A referral from your primary care
community such as working as a Café, Valley View Winery, Red Lily outcomes in the short- and long-term. provider is necessary to make an
volunteer, becoming a member, donating Winery, Harry & David, and the Mazor X is leading-edge robotic appointment with a neurosurgeon to
books or making a cash donation. Jacksonville Review. technology used by neurosurgeons to learn if Mazor-X or minimally-invasive
The donation of a delightful quilt Join us for our next meeting help people diagnosed with a serious spine surgery is right for you. For
provides another opportunity. One September 7 at 6:30pm. We will be spinal condition who are in need of information, go to
is now hanging in the Ruch Library deciding on a change of time for meetings surgery. This tool is invaluable for Timothy Uschold, MD and his partners
and will be raffled-off. Tickets can be in hopes of recruiting more participation. people with specific biomechanical practice at Southern Oregon Neurosurgical
purchased for $5 (1), $10 (3) or $20 (7). The community is welcome. Join us! considerations, including spinal & Spine Associates (SONSA) in Medford.
The drawing will be held during the “Fall For more, please contact Peggy Mekemson, instability, (spondylolisthesis— His office can be reached at 541-779-1672.
Book Bonanza.” President at commonly called a “slip”) a deformity See ad on page 13.
Sensational Seniors place to live and I had a host of friends.” She was active in student government in
her high school, was the homecoming queen and through her involvement in Junior
by Mike McClain Achievement in 1954, flew without her family to a Junior Achievement convention at
Miami University, heady stuff for this young teenager. Unfortunately for Peggy, her
father’s business caused them to move to San Mateo when she was a sophomore in
high school where she says she was miserable. “I hated it because I had lived in a city
of so much culture and diversity and San Mateo was just the opposite. It didn’t help
that I was the new girl in town and struggled making friends.” She survived these
unhappy years and upon graduation entered the University of California at Santa
Barbara (UCSB). She majored in Art and Home Economics, joined the Delta Gamma
sorority and met her first husband.
After receiving his Master’s degree, Mac relocated to the west coast to begin a
26-year career as a radiation effects specialist with Hughes Aircraft. By this time, he
had two daughters and a son. In addition to his work at Hughes Aircraft, he worked
part-time at Fullerton College teaching physics. His marriage failed and his son
died prior to Mac’s first retirement from Hughes Aircraft at age 53, a retirement that
did not last long as Hughes called him back to do contract work. It was while on a
consulting trip to the Santa Barbara Research Center in 1975 that his path crossed
Peggy’s, where she worked as a secretary. At this time, Peggy was a single mother
with two children and in the midst of a 27-year career with the Research Center.
They were married in 1976, and Mac moved to Santa Barbara and they started their
life together. Mac remembers, “We got together, got baptized and Christ became the
center of our lives and that has made all the difference.” They were very involved
in a community church in Santa Barbara, serving in several leadership roles. In
A Strong Faith Keeps Mac and addition, Peggy for 18 years, led a “Devotion in Motion” exercise class in their
church. Peggy also became an avid gardener, was an alumni advisor for the Delta
Peggy Peffley Grounded Photo by Aiden Tuers Gamma sorority and together they were area representatives for the Education

Foundation for Foreign Students. In this role, they also hosted six exchange students
he first 30 minutes of my interview with Mac and Peggy Peffley was spent for a year each, all of whom they are still in contact with.
touring their expansive Singler Lane home to see their extensive eclectic In the late 1990’s Mac decided it was time to officially retire but with Peggy’s
art and southwestern pottery collection, which reflects their world travels daughters urging her, Peggy started a home-based clothing business, which she
and experiences. Then it was time to get busy with the life stories of two more of ran until 2014. This business was a good match for Peggy’s vivacious personality.
Jacksonville’s “Sensational Seniors.” “It was so much fun as I’ve had this sales thing flowing through my veins all the
Mac was born on September 13, 1935 in the small town of Goshen, Indiana where time, and I was finally able to use my home economics college training to focus on
twelve years later his brother came along. Mac’s father was a bank teller and his mother colors and fabrics.”
also worked at a bank, but his father died when Mac was a sophomore in high school, Their move to Jacksonville came in 2002 because of family. They were visiting
forcing Mac to take on evening and weekend jobs to help the family survive. An able Peggy’s daughter and family when the national tragedy of 9/11 happened and, as
student, especially in math and science, Mac graduated from Goshen High School in Mac relates, “It impacted us and we thought that, outside of our faith, family is
1953 but enlisted in the Navy under the “Minority Cruise” program whereby, if the the most important thing in our lives.” The clincher for the move came when their
recruit enlisted prior to age 17, he was able to be discharged one day prior to his 21st granddaughter, Madeline, said, “I know you have your church in Santa Barbara, but
birthday. Mac’s first marriage came about during his time in the Navy, and his first we have churches here and, if you don’t move, you won’t have me.” Luckily, there
child was born, as well. Once out of the Navy, Mac utilized the GI Bill to attend the was a home for sale down the street from their Jacksonville family; they looked at it
Mennonite Goshen College in his hometown. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Math and a week later bought it.
and Physics followed by a Master’s degree in Physics from Purdue. Most of us in our senior years realize that we cannot predict what is to come in our
Peggy was a West Coast girl from the start, having the distinction of being born future or even tomorrow, and for Mac this reality hit home ten years ago when he
on September 2, 1939 in Yosemite National Park where her father worked for the US was diagnosed with macular degeneration, a debilitating eye disease. In Mac’s case, it
Park Service. Her younger sister also was born in the park and later a brother came first came on with a hemorrhage in one eye followed by a hemorrhage in the second
along. Her father made a career change to insurance, and at the age of three, Peggy eye and then a second hemorrhage in the first eye, leaving him officially blind. “I
moved with her family first to Palo Alto and then to San Francisco. Peggy remembers went from being able to drive, read and focus on our beautiful art to not being able
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Anesthesia and the
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Providing compassionate
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To us, our patients are like family. We’ve
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medical technology, all at an affordable “Old age is not a disease.” the financial capabilities of the owner, and the wishes
price, makes Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital This is one of the veterinary of the owner. The following are three examples to
mantras I’ve heard in veterinary show the thought process that informs my decisions.
the best choice for your pet’s care.
school, at conferences, and from (Keep in mind that different veterinarians may have a
• Preventitve Care • Spay/Neuter colleagues. I have always taken different thought process.) In all situations, the owner
this to mean that just because makes the final decision about whether or not to go with
• Surgery • House Calls an animal is a senior does not the recommendations. Our goal as veterinarians is to
• Obedience • Emergency mean it cannot have the same treatment options and provide guidance.
have the same procedures done as a younger animal. • Example 1 is a 14-year-old lab with tartar on its
Training Services
Having worked with thousands of senior animals, I teeth but no gingivitis who has no obvious issues
• Ultrasound • And many more! have found this to be true for the most part. However, related to its dental disease. An owner may want a
just because it can have the same procedures done, dental due to the animal having bad breath, but, if
does not mean it should have the procedure done or it is not an owner concern, I do not think the disease
Ask about our online Pet Portal! that special precautions do not need to be taken before will be cured so I do not think the risk of anesthesia
the procedure is done. From my experiences, I would is worth the benefit of getting a dental cleaning.
modify the old age mantra to say, “Old age is not a • Example 2 is a 14-year-old beagle with some
disease, but it is a factor to consider.” severely-infected teeth whose appetite is decreased
We frequently do anesthetic procedures on older because of the teeth. Assuming lab work and the
animals, and they do well with them (though they rest of the physical exam are normal, I would
often take longer to recover). Before we anesthetize an recommend a dental and removal of the infected
older patient, we do take special precautions. For one, teeth for this dog. This is a curable condition that is
it is always important to do pre-anesthetic blood work. causing the pet a lot of pain.
This makes sure their organs are not compromised. • Example 3 is a 14-year-old Chihuahua with infected
If they are, they may not be able to handle certain teeth, a loud heart murmur and kidney disease.
anesthetics, so we may have to choose a different This is a tough situation as the diseases may all
anesthetic option. Alternatively, we may determine be related, and getting rid of the infected teeth
that the blood work has significant changes that makes can help improve both the heart disease and the
the risks of the procedure outweigh the benefits. kidney disease. Conversely, the anesthetic may
Furthermore, other diagnostic tests such as an x-ray or decompensate a stable dog and push either the
ultrasound may be warranted to ensure the procedure kidney disease or heart disease over the edge. In
is a good idea. This is certainly true of animals with these situations, the owners and I have a lengthy
heart murmurs, frequent coughing spells, inconsistent conversation about all the risks and potential
Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital appetites, or other lingering issues. benefits. Unless I have a strong feeling that the
We also recommend IV fluids when we anesthetize dental disease is the primary problem, I typically
937 N. 5th St. | Jacksonville senior pets. This maintains their blood pressure and do not make a strong recommendation for the
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important even in a patient with normal blood work as The above are just a few fairly common, albeit
older pets are more prone to having decreased organ simplified, situations we run into when it comes to
function. The IV fluids also help the animals recover making decisions about when to anesthetize senior
faster. In my experience, older dogs and cats tend to pets. A book could be written to include all the
take longer to fully recover from anesthesia, so anything subtle variations we see. Keep in mind that different
we can do to help them is important. veterinarians approach these situations differently.
Another consideration we have to keep in mind before I agree with the adage that old age is not a disease,
doing an anesthetic procedure on a senior pet is how but I certainly treat a senior patient differently than
much benefit will the animal get versus the risk of the I do a young dog when I make recommendations.
procedure. This is not always an easy question to answer (In the above examples, I would recommend the
as many factors are involved. Such factors include, but procedure in all the dogs if the dogs were 6-years-
are not limited to, the pain the procedure may cause, the old– though the last one would still require some
amount of natural time the pet has left to justify putting pre-anesthetic testing.) Senior pets can be safely
the animal through a potentially painful procedure, the anesthetized and age is not, by itself, a reason to not
potential the procedure will cure the problem versus do a needed procedure.
just manage it, the likelihood of anesthetic complications Dr. Dix can be reached at the Jacksonville Veterinary
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to do any of this.” While many people the driving, nothing is lost.
would go into a profound depression Peggy has never been one to sit
with such a tragic life-changing event, still, and her Jacksonville tenure is no
Mac’s resilient sprit and faith carried different. She is a long-time member
him on. Being a veteran, he qualified of the Jacksonville Garden Club, as her
for the Blind Rehabilitation Center in backyard would attest, she still maintains
Seattle. This intense five-week training a serious exercise routine, she belongs
program taught him how to survive to a local chapter of P.E.O. and has for
in shopping centers, how to walk on ten years been a Jackson County CASA
sidewalks and roads, how to manage volunteer, serving as an advocate for
traffic lights and how to still exist in a children in the court system. When time
technological world. The success of this allows, she enjoys a round of golf and
program can be witnessed by seeing Mac plays bridge at least once a week. She
at work in his expansive office, using his and Mac are dedicated members of the
computers, voice activated email system Jacksonville Boosters Club where Peggy
and other new, sight-assisted equipment. is currently serving as Vice President,
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any day enjoying his daily walk around Presbyterian Church, a short walk from
Jacksonville. He says there are two their home. For the past 12 years the
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to re-boot and it is all about attitude.” performer, a highlight of their summer.
Prior to Mac’s eye issues, he enjoyed Collectively, they have adopted
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schools, helping with math and reading, “Jacksonville has so much positive to
and he was an avid bicyclist and hiker. offer that you can’t help but be happy
Now he enjoys getting together from here.” Those of us who are fortunate to
time to time with “The Lunch Bunch,” know this engaging couple are happy
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Laima Ann Flynn
April 11, 1946 - June 29, 2017
Laima Ann Flynn, Beloved his own practice as a civil litigator in Boston.
Grandmother, Mother, Wife Elegant to her core, with a wit wise to her company,
310 E. California Street · Jacksonville, OR and Friend died peacefully and a vibration, compassionate and transcendent,
Open: 7–4 at her Jacksonville, OR Laima was a complex, beautiful woman. She uplifted
home on June 29, 2017 at the the lives of so many with her mile-wide smile and
age of 71. During her final ten-second hugs. Present and mindful, she would
weeks, her family, by her listen without judgement. Her volunteerism, and quiet
side, lovingly attended to her charity, was grounded in the awareness that the meek
during her time of transition and the mighty are intimately connected, “for, by the
until her passing. Grace of God Go I.” A natural teacher, she inspired
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process completed, Laima, alongside her mother, father, daily commitment to her family and Faith. She was an
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beginnings. She grew up in Brockton, MA, and welcomed She is survived by Michael J. Flynn Sr.; her children:
her baby brother, Johnny, born in 1958. When she was Michael Flynn, Rebecca Flynn-Williams and Alison
14 years old, her father passed away, and in 1969 her Flynn; and her grandchildren: Aiden Williams, Freddy
brother, Johnny, age 11, died of Leukemia. Williams, Emerson Flynn and Abigail Flynn…who,
During high school, devoted to her Catholic faith and with hearts embroidered with her affirmations, will
upbringing, she continued to excel academically, and always hear her Spirit gently remind: “Love is Our Soul
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Pollinator Event Unbeelievably Successful
by Kenda Swartz Pepper

ohn Muir’s quote speaks to his knowledge, along with rescued caterpillars, to educate on how to help turnaround
the interconnectedness of all the declining Monarch populations. Dael Wilcox from B11 Rescue provided an
things. Humans to nature, observation hive and suited-up bystanders for an up-close and personal inspection of
nature to earth, earth to the honey bees.
universe, and the cosmos back The event was a success thanks to the hard work of many and a community connected.
to humans. Take for example the A big thank you to:
zeal surrounding the solar eclipse • The unbeelievably magnificent team of Jville pollinator advocates: Sharon Belttary,
uniting us all under one sky Nancy Cyr, Tiffany Grimes, Lauren Kemple, Shawn Kerr, Jeanne Knope, Adam
to witness the moon’s passage Mull, Rebeca Ramm, Maretta Stiles, Steve Yancey, our youth activists Kjersti Mull,
over the sun. Something exceptional transpires when we grasp the power of this Adriana Mull, and our tiniest helper, Mary Twylla.
connection to ourselves, each other, and the greater world around us. It transcends • PPRV, SOMA, B11 Rescue, and all the worker bees who helped on the sidelines.
our differences, binding us all to one awe-inspiring cosmic event. • Whit Parker for taking photos and providing space in the Review for me to write
On Sunday, August 6, I felt an elevated connection to my community at Jacksonville’s about pollinators.
first Pollinator Appreciation Day Celebration at the Jville Market. While a pollinator • Jacksonville Community Center for kindly lending us tables and chairs.
event is no match for the power of an entire continent of people stepping outside • Dozens of local businesses and residents who have sponsored our project through
en masse to witness a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse, it does highlight a collective generous donations, and an appreciative shout-out to Herb Pharm for matching
connection through a common interest: protecting pollinators. donations up to $1000.00. Our goal is to have enough funds to cover our first year
At the event, our team of pollinactivists rallied support for (future) Bee City expenses as a (future) Bee City. We’re nearly there! Please see Sponsor Thank You ad
Jacksonville, shared information about native plants and pollinators, beekeeping, this page.
and integrated pest management approaches to landscaping. The children’s booth Jacksonville’s Pollinator Appreciation Day Celebration was the first of hopefully many
bubbled-over with the laughter of little ones coloring, making antennae, playing to come; but in the future, we aim to do so as an official Bee City USA. Jacksonville’s
pollinator tag, and venturing on a pollinator scavenger hunt that involved the Bee City initiative is on the city council agenda September 19. Will they vote “yes?”
participation of more than twenty market vendors. We welcomed a visit from Please come and show your support, and contact me if you’d like to be a sponsor.
Councilor Criss Garcia, a champion for our cause. Many thanks!
Kristina Lefever, President of Pollinator Project Rogue Valley (PPRV), showed up When she’s not working, volunteering, fiddling about the garden, photographing nature,
to discuss the Rogue Buzzway Project connecting pollinator gardens throughout being a pollinactivist, blogging about social and environmental justice, or pawning her
the region. Sydney Hamlett, also of PPRV, shared her expertise on soil biology and eco-children’s book, Kenda, a former Monarch butterfly docent, gets her kicks hanging
conservation. Tom Landis of Southern Oregon Monarchs Association (SOMA) brought with her husband, her dog, and the pollineighbors.

Citywide Yard Sale Parking Tips!
As the City-Wide Yard Sale date nears it is
important to remember that this event is not
sponsored by the City of Jacksonville and
there are public safety issues associated with
this event. When our town becomes full of
bargain hunters and treasure seekers there
are areas where parking becomes an issue.
Here are some basic guidelines to follow
during the busy weekend. These guidelines
are supported by the Jacksonville Municipal
Code and the Oregon Revised Statutes.
• It is never allowed to stop your vehicle in
the middle of the road.
• The yellow, red and green markings on
the roadway and the curbs indicate that
parking is either not allowed or limited.
Be aware of your surroundings.
• It is never allowed to park within 20
feet of an intersection whether the curb
or ground is painted or not unless a
designated parking space is indicated.
• Public safety vehicles must be able to travel safely down all streets in case of
an emergency.
• Do not park with any portion of your vehicle extending into the roadway.
• If the road is painted with no parking and/or a yellow, red or green line,
pulling into the area inside of that line no matter how far off the street the
vehicle is, is still considered illegally parking.
• Timed parking will be enforced.
• Handicapped parking will be enforced.
• There is absolutely no parking on North Fifth St/Hwy 238 .
• California/Hwy 238 is actually a State Highway and subject to tickets
associated with the Oregon State Police and Jackson County Sheriff
• Read the signs at the beginning and ending of each block to see if parking is
limited in that area.
The Citywide Yard Sale weekend is a busy one. Illegal parking makes it more
dangerous for all people involved. The police will be ticketing illegally parked
vehicles. Please be sure you follow the law.

Jacksonville's Citywide Yard Sale Hours
Set-Up Day: Thursday September 7th, 6:00-10:00pm
(No Sales Allowed)
Sale Days: September 8th-10th, 7:00am-8:00pm

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EdenVale 12th Annual Fall Classic Car Show
Winery What do you get when you combine
some of the nicest show cars and trucks
Many of our car show participants
make a weekend out of the Fall Classic
open everyday, 11-5 from Oregon and Northern California to just enjoy Southern Oregon. Other
2310 Voorhies Road with historic Jacksonville and Bigham activities include wine tasting, hiking and
Medford, Oregon Knoll Campus? Answer: The 12th biking, historic tours, music, shopping
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and dining. Day trips might include
Crater Lake National Park, Rogue River Classic brings families, fun, music, food Gorge and Natural Bridge, Oregon
and drinks and car enthusiasts together Caves, Rogue River Jet boat rides and the
on September 9th. This will be the Shakespeare Festival.
second year at Bigham Knoll Campus as Other than to have fun, visit with
we had a record turnout in 2016 due to friends and look at incredibly beautiful
our change of venue. automobiles mostly from the past, the
“We had a wonderful turnout and purpose of the Fall Classic is to support
an outstanding show at Bigham Knoll and raise funds for SkillsUSA. Net
last year,” says Fall Classic Chairman, proceeds benefit the SkillsUSA programs
John Warren. Our car show participants in Jacksonville, Josephine and Klamath
loved being on the grassy field at the counties. SkillsUSA is a program to help
campus, which helps the cars stay high school students learn trade skills,
cleaner and keeps the crowd cooler compete for scholarships and advance to
during the day. We are limiting our higher levels of education in varying fields.
show to 200 entries this year, as this Their mission is to empower its students to
is a very manageable number of cars become world-class workers, leaders and
without overwhelming the streets responsible American citizens. The money
and campus. Feedback from our past that our car club raises will help these
participants tells us that an event this students travel to regional and national
size is very desirable. Many of our car SkillsUSA competitions to compete for
show participants have reminded us scholarships. In the past eleven years
that bigger is not always better. Rogue Valley Corvettes has raised over
The Fall Classic Car Show has grown $90,000 for this program. We invite car
over the past eleven years in popularity show participants and the public to have a
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Motors, Airport Chevrolet and TC Chevy even more money for this great program.
in Ashland. By moving our event to Rogue Valley Corvettes invites you to
Jacksonville’s Bigham Knoll Campus, it the 12th Annual Fall Classic Car Show to
has changed the ambiance of the day. The be held on September 9th at the Bigham
grassy athletic field is nestled between Knoll Campus. All makes and models of
hop yards on one side and a vineyard cars and trucks are welcome to register.
on the other side. Along with our food The show is from 10:00am-2:00pm.
vendors is the Schoolhaus Brewhaus. Raffles and Silent auctions will be held
Downtown Jacksonville with their many throughout the show hours.
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September Means Oktoberfest Time!
With the return of crisp cool mornings and the changing of the trees, we are Held September 29-October 1, this year’s Oktoberfest will continue all the
reminded that fall is right around the corner. There is no greater harbinger of the traditional fun of years past with added games, activities, food trucks and events
harvest season than the annual Oktoberfest at the Bigham Knoll campus. Celebrating to enhance the experience for all. Friday night features the 3rd Annual Oktoberfest
its 10th year, Oktoberfest has become a community festival beseeching us to enjoy games, live music all night and a movie in the biergarten. Saturday kicks-off
the dying days of summer amongst our neighbors, families and friends. A seasonal everyone’s favorite Oktoberfest trappings, with a ceremonial parade for the kids, keg
standard of music, dancing, and beer, the tradition of Oktoberfest harkens back to tapping, bratwurst-eating competitions benefitting the Jacksonville Fire Department
the 1810 royal Bavarian wedding celebration of King Ludwig to Princess Therese. as well as the 4th Annual Ms. Oktoberfest pageant. Then on Sunday, the festivities
Held in Munich every year during the last two weeks of September, it is one of the continue with a family-focused schedule. There will be a wandering magician, cow
most mimicked cultural events held in almost every country throughout the world. train rides, face painting and the always-popular Princess Court as well as a $5.00
In recognition of Jacksonville’s German Heritage, the Jacksonville Oktoberfest is a growler fill after 4:00pm on any remaining kegs of beer.
reminder of the many contributions by the early German pioneers. This year the music will again feature The Alpen Vagabund on the stage,
Hosted by the Jacksonville Heritage Society, Oktoberfest has become the primary direct from Europe, as well as Chervona from Portland making their Oktoberfest
fundraiser committed to re-opening the Jacksonville Children’s Museum. Shuttering debut. And of course a crowd favorite, the Kalifornia Krauts will be returning
its doors in 2008 with the departure of the Southern Oregon Historical Society from to the stage. Last but not least, the Rogue Valley’s very own Sauerkrauts will be
Jacksonville, the museum was a beloved institution dedicated to engaging children with delighting the crowd throughout the weekend.
the pioneer history of Southern Oregon. A destination for locals and visitors alike, both the So grab a stein and your dancing shoes and join the party!
History Museum and Children’s Museum covered a breadth of topics from the photography For more information please visit or call 541-899-1000.
of Peter Britt to the antics and career of Pinot Colvig, better known as Bozo the Clown.

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Thank you Jacksonville for your
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