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Jacksonville artist Katharine Gracey created our
fun-filled Halloween-themed cover to celebrate the
upcoming “October Imaginarium: Hats & Masks”
show. The art show runs from October 6-29 at
the Art Presence Art Center—read more about
this special show on page 4. Katharine has lived
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member of Art Presence as well as a current board
member for the artist group. Learn more about her
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State of the Art Presence Art Center

Mask The Spymaster Honeybee Mask
Elethea Kesarah Katharine Gracey Leona Keen Sewitsky
The October Imaginarium: Hats Have you been summoning your own
& Masks—Every year, Art Presence creativity to make a fabulous costume for
Art Center sends out a call to artists, Halloween? Please, join us in all your
challenging them to create their most glory to welcome the artists of Southern
Jill Hamilton, Broker imaginative work in a theme that
changes annually. This year is our fifth
Oregon who participated in our October
Challenge, as well as participating Art
541-621-0680 annual Challenge, and the theme of Hats Presence members, at a festive reception
& Masks yielded many wonderfully on Saturday, October 7, from 1:00-4:00pm,
Sarah Farnsworth, Broker creative pieces of art in a wide range of featuring live music by Minstrel Streams.
mediums which we will display in our Art Presence Offsite Exhibits—
541-941-4620 October Imaginarium open exhibition. Abstracts, a show of paintings by
We also have a nice selection in the Patrick Beste, continues at Pioneer
Imaginarium Small Works section, Village through December. Charlotte
offering smaller, more affordable pieces. Wirfs’ textile art exhibit in the
The show begins October 6 and runs Jacksonville Library’s Naversen Room
Sally Bell through October 29, with the gallery
open every Friday, Saturday and
also remains on display.
Gallery Closure—Art Presence
Principal Broker Sunday from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Art Center’s gallery will be closed
541-601-1230 for renovations during the month of
November. We will finish the gallery

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walls—currently covered with burlap—
"I wouldn't work with sheet rock and replace the carpet.
Art Presence previously submitted
with anyone else!" applications for two grants to support this
Melanie Logan
project and we look forward with great
anticipation to hearing the decisions.
price reduced Reserve our upstairs room for your
class, workshop or meeting! Contact
Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057. As always,
you can find this information and more
Llama Zombie, Tom Glassman on our website, https://art-presence.org.

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4th Annual Scarves-for-Seniors Donation Event
at WillowCreek
Travel expert, Anne McAlpin
suggested the original idea for a “pay-it-
Jo and Anne created the event with the
understanding that many women have
Southern Oregon
forward” scarf donation program. The
program has been a huge success with
more than 550
scarves they hardly wear anymore, and
want to see them used in a repurposed,
beneficial manner.
is Subaru Country
new and gently- Our clients have
used scarves been the key to
being donated to making this work,”
the Scarves-for- Jo notes. The
Seniors program Scarves-for-Seniors
the past 3 years. event is a win-
Jo Parker, owner win, filling a need
of WillowCreek, for community
says, "Our members while
customers are providing an outlet
amazing—because for others to clean
of their generosity, their closets and
WillowCreek was make room for new
able to donate scarves!
hundreds of Scarves-for-
amazing scarves to Seniors will be
Food & Friends.” accepting warm,
Evelyn Kinsella, gently-used
Food & Friends scarves October 1
Director, has been Anne McAlpin and Jo Parker until November 15.
impressed and Simply bring them
grateful. This year, Kinsella is requesting into WillowCreek at 115 W. California
that warm scarves, and scarves for men be Street and they will be donated to
donated. "The real need for most of these a needy senior through the Food &
seniors is for warmth and a bit of needed Friends organization. Call 541-899-5590
coziness, " Kinsella reports. for more information.

Lions Looking for Men and Women Members
The Jacksonville Lions Club is seeking shut-ins, distributing stuffed animals
new members from the surrounding to the Jacksonville Fire Department for
community—both men and women. The use at emergency scenes to comfort
local club is a member of the Lions Club young children, providing scholarships
International, founded in 1917. to college-bound students, sponsoring
Since its formation in the Jacksonville the annual spelling contest, the Britt
area, the local club has become well- play and conducting the Presidents
known for many Day program
of its community- at Jacksonville
minded, hands- Elementary
on projects. The School,
club currently providing eye
meets on the 1st glasses and
and 3rd Thursday hearing aids to
of every month locals in-need,
at the Black
Bear Diner on
picking up trash
on sections
From the pumpkin patch to the coast,
Barnett Road at of Old Stage Subaru makes getting there half the fun!
6:30pm. Meetings Road outside
generally last Jacksonville,
from 1 to 1 ½ providing
hours where current and future projects financial and manual help to Access,
are discussed and guest speakers present Habitat for Humanity, Dogs for the
Test drive one today at:
information on a variety of topics. Deaf, Wildlife Images and a host of other
In recent years, the Jacksonville Lions community service projects.
have been involved with a myriad of If the Jacksonville Lions Club sounds
service projects, including providing like something you’d like to learn more
sight and sound hearing screenings about, please contact club member
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Rotary Salmon Bake Raises Over
$10,000 for Clean Water
We want to thank everyone who supported the Jacksonville-Applegate Rotary
Club's recent Salmon Bake. As a result of your efforts, we raised over $10,000 to
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support Rotary's clean water efforts. We recently completed a well for Maasai people in
Tanzania, and next year, our club will be providing in-home water filters for villagers in
Cabo Corrientes, Mexico. If you'd like to be part of our efforts, please join us at one of
our weekly meetings. We meet from 7:00-8:00am at the Bella Union in Jacksonville.
For more information, contact Peggy Carlaw at 805-801-3882 or pcarlaw@gmail.com.

Chamber Chat
by Tim Balfour, Executive Director
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce

SOLD Haunted Trolley Returns
Boutique Winery & Farm near Jacksonville 13.8 acres, fruit trees, .14 acres, city lot, $120,000
tasting rm, retail shop, 4 BR, 3 BA home w/pool, shop, wine storage, Builder plans available

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event rm. 7 acres of vine on Medford irrigation. Alpaca business also Walking distance to downtown
available. $1,210,000 and Britt he Haunted Trolley has become The tours last 30 minutes, during which
an annual event that attracts time a narrator shares stories about “local
many people to town for some hauntings” and features multiple sites
fun and a few scares. This year we will with special effects and period-character
be running three trolleys—our own interpreters. Although we try to stay
Search the ENTIRE MLS: and two from Allaboard Trolley. They away from gory stuff, parents are asked

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will accommodate over 300 people each to exercise their own judgment regarding
evening of the a child’s
tour. Plus we Jacksonville Cub Scout Pack 17 on the 2016 tour participation in
have increased regards to tales
the number of of death and
dates from four dismemberment.

Red Lily Vineyards
to six so that even To pull off this
more people can type of event,
participate. it takes a large
The tours number and
...it’s HARVEST time BABY! have sold out in variety of people
past years so we volunteering their
encourage people time. We have
to purchase tickets early. been fortunate enough to have several
Tour Dates are October 19, 20 & 21 & 26, past narrators and some new Jacksonville
27 & 28. Tours will run from 6:00-10:00pm, residents with a creative flare help in the
departing every 15 minutes. development of this year’s script and
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased ideas for special effects.
online at www.squareup.com/store/ Want to volunteer to be a spirit
jacksonville-cham. or help run special effects? Email:
To avoid issues with inventory control ExecutiveDirector@JacksonvilleOreong.org
we are only selling tickets in the Visitor with your name and contact information
Information Center for the 7:00, 8:00 and and what you are interested in doing.
9:00 tour times. All other tours can only We have a whole selection of ghostly
be purchased online. characters to fill. You just need to be
The Haunted Trolley was developed as available from 6:00-10:30 pm on the
a primary fundraiser for the Jacksonville nights of the tours.
Chamber of Commerce & Business We will be dropping off notices to
Association. It has become something residents along the tour route to give
even better—an activity that attracts them a heads-up and encourage them
people to town after the summer season. to have lights on inside and outside
We even have people coming from far their homes. We may also ask to place
enough away that they are making a some props and lighting and maybe a
weekend of it. living spirit.

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It’s baack...
and spookier than ever!

Jacksonville’s Haunted
Trolley Tour

Thursday • Friday • Saturday

October 19, 20 & 21

October 26, 27 & 28

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News From Britt Hill
by Donna Briggs, Britt President & CEO

Last Push to Bring New Seating
to the Hill…

W
e’d like patrons and businesses of the community
to share to sponsor one or more seats with
our inscribed plaques that will be attached
excitement to the seat backrests for a full decade.
about critical Sponsorships are available from $250 to
improvements $1,500. A dollar for dollar match is the
being made on ideal way to leverage your support—
the Britt hill. your $250 gift will become $500! If you
With the close of have been thinking about sponsoring a
another fantastic seat or seats, now is the time to step up!
season, Britt is Britt is grateful to have already
transitioning into what is sure to be received substantial support from our
a busy “off” season. Beginning this local business community, patrons, Board
month, our old grey Britt bench seats will of Directors, and charitable foundations.
become just a memory. Thanks to Jackson We hope that you will join our coalition
County Parks, the 30-year-old decrepit and take advantage of this opportunity
wood benches and to support our
steel brackets are community. As you
in the process of know, Britt Music
being removed. and Arts Festival
The site work will benefits all of us
continue into the fall here in the valley.
to prepare for the These improvements

Jacksonville Company spring installation
of our beautiful new
hardwood benches.
will help secure
Britt’s place and
Jacksonville’s vibrancy
Where style meets elegance. The project will also include a new light
tower, safer walkways, new lighting
for future generations to come.
Thank you again for your support
and a back-up generator system for of Britt. After a great summer of telling
155 West California Street • Jacksonville emergency evacuation. Our work should our story, we have seen the community
www.jacksonvillecompany.com be completed just in time for Jacksonville come together and throw their backing
Elementary School’s annual play. behind this shared vision of Britt’s bright
The fundraising effort began in 2016 future. We hope that you will join us
and to date we have secured $935,000 of by sponsoring a seat and help show
our 1.2 million dollar goal. We have just everyone the lasting bond between Britt
received a $300,000 grant from the M.J. and our local community.
Murdock Charitable Trust. The grant Please email Bill Rhatican at bill.
initially provides $100,000 in outright rhatican@brittfest.org or visit our website at
funds, with a $200,000 challenge grant www.brittfest.org for further information.
contingent upon a 1:1 match. To receive Comments or questions for Britt Festivals?
the matching funds, Britt is offering a Email Donna at ed@brittfest.org. Visit Britt
bench sponsorship program that invites Festivals at www.brittfest.org. See ad this page.

Harmonizers Support Music in Schools

Imagine that you are a new music and science. They have learned to
teacher reporting for work and then work hard and cooperate as a group to
receive the following assignment: Your achieve a goal. They are also prepared
class load is 160 split into five choirs to participate in America's most popular
groups that are expected to perform hobby, with 42 million people singing in
four to eight public performances…on community choirs.
schedule! Twenty of the students have As a group of local retirees, the goal of
had private lessons and are ready to the Rogue Valley Harmonizers (RVH)
perform with some coaching. However, is to help public school music teachers.
because funding cuts have eliminated Our group provides a-cappella training,
elementary school music, sixty students techniques, coaching, a music library,
do not yet match pitch. The school technology and daytime availability. We
budget will not cover sheet music, music have public support and membership
folders and an accompanist for the and seek more of both. Our major fall
classes. You are expected to pay for those show, “Songs of Broadway,” features
out of your pocket. (Is it any wonder that “Vocal Spectrum,” an a-cappella quartet
half of those who enter this profession widely thought to be the best in the
leave it within the first seven years?) world, with three international gold
Study after study shows that, in their medals. Proceeds from the show will help
later school years, students who received support our public school work. For more
at least school chorus music instruction information, please contact Robert Hall at
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The Unfettered Critic
by Paula Block Erdmann & Terry Erdmann
L A F I E S TA
What? Biopics again? Classic Mexican Cuisine

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kay, we’ll admit it. We haven’t approved. Thus, just a few ticks of the
reviewed much cinema this year. clock before France and Belgium were
Frankly, we weren’t inspired by about to yield to an onslaught of Hitler’s
Hollywood’s offerings in 2017. Yes, we troops, the new Prime Minister faced
liked Wonder Woman (a lot) but many of an extremely tough decision: negotiate
the other films left us—hmm—we believe a peace treaty between England and
the correct word in the current parlance Nazi Germany—or declare outright
would be “meh.” Look it up. war against der Führer during a period
Open Lunch & Dinner
Until recently, even the trailers for when Churchill’s countrymen had not at 11:30
upcoming movies failed to move us. yet recovered from the physical and
But something strange happened last psychological wounds of the Great War
week. We saw trailers for three films that two decades earlier. You probably know
looked as though they might be good. In what the Prime Minister decided, but
fact, they looked sensational. the performance of actor Gary Oldman
Disclosure: they’re all biographical. as Churchill—almost unrecognizable
As you may have noticed, we’re suckers beneath stunningly realistic prosthetic
for a good biopic, makeup designed
and all of these by Kazuhiro
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that those who don’t ideas—don’t
care to remember the necessarily rise to
past are doomed to Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill prominence because
repeat it. Also, that (Photo courtesy of Focus Features) they play nice. The
some of these films, Current War isn’t
when juxtaposed with current events, are about our present conflicts with Iran or
frighteningly timely. North Korea. It’s about an earlier battle
That said, let’s take a peek: between the men competing to establish
Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought an electrical system that soon would
Down the White House (September 29): power the modern world. You likely
If the name Mark Felt doesn’t ring a know about the sizzling rivalries between
bell, perhaps the name “Deep Throat,” men like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates,
which Sony apparently (and smartly) Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton,
opted not to call this movie, will. The and even Donald Trump and Kim Jong-
identity of Deep Throat, the government un. But do you know the story of the
insider who provided Washington Post cutthroat competition waged between
reporters with critical details about the Thomas Edison (played by Benedict
Watergate scandal that led to Richard Cumberbatch) and George Westinghouse
Nixon’s resignation as President, was a (Michael Shannon) over the long-term
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Jacksonville Music Trumps Politics, Any Day…
10 E. 3rd St.

I
Medford
tried something different last month event, every Thursday from 6:00-8:00pm.
and volunteered to work at a Britt After 20 years, the owners can't even
comedy show instead of a music begin to imagine how many oysters have
concert. Ron White, one of the top been shucked. Trust me, you’ll wanna
comedians in the country, performed be at Bella as they continue to offer live
to a sold-out audience. music in the bar most
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though, the raunch got no cover charge. Many
old. However, at one of the most well-liked
“Community Spirit, point he said that while and respected local and
some people want to regional musicians such
Professional Standard” put up a wall between as The Brothers Reed,
Mexico and the US to Rogue Suspects, and The
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geese. He went on to add and see their music
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were geese that fly right this issue.
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Generally speaking, music unites us, like Jeff Kloetzel…and me! Jeff's musical
while politics divide us. But, if you are offerings, whether solo or with his
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live music here in Jacksonville throughout Shafer Lane, here in Jacksonville where
10 E, 3rd St. the year—brought to you by Jacksonville's I, Marshall Stack, will be playing a mix
wineries, restaurants, and bars. This month, of folk, Americana, country, and popular
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by Robin Downward, Artistic Director
520 N. 5th St. Randall Theatre Company
Improv Comedy Show
Nov. 10th - 19th Location, Location, Location

T
he Randall Theatre has been in phenomenal theatrical productions put
existence for over seven years, on by passionate artists whose main goal
now. Our first home and still one was to knock the socks off those who
Jacksonville of our locations is in Medford on a street came through the doors. The old adage,
one block off the main downtown core. "Don't judge a book by its cover" applies
520 N. 5th St. It's not a traditional-looking theater to our Medford space.
building. In fact, it doesn't resemble a If you have enjoyed our shows in
Musical theater building at all. It's a converted Jacksonville, but have not had a chance
warehouse. When starting the Randall to come see us in Medford, I encourage
Dec. 8th - 31st Theatre, I wanted to find a location that you to visit. I admit that the Randall
would give our patrons the feeling that Theatre Medford's theater space is a
they were going to an off-Broadway- different type of building than our space
style theater, in Jacksonville,
a theater you The Madwoman of Chaillot in an area of
Medford would find off town that the
the beaten path city of Medford
10 E. 3rd St. in Portland, is trying
Chicago or San desperately
Holiday Musical Review Francisco. That to make more
Dec. 14, 15, 16, 17 is where I loved
doing theater
accessible. That
said, don't judge
and where I the book by
enjoy seeing live its cover. The

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There's
story is on the
inside, beyond
something to the cover. The
be said about City of Medford
smaller, black box-style theater spaces. believed so much in our being in the
They are intimate and comfortable. space at 3rd and Front streets that in 2012
Jacksonville Box Office is open However, to many people who are the they gave the Randall Theatre a $30,000
Tues., Thurs. and Sat. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. casual theater goer, these spaces can be grant to help keep us going so that we
off-putting. How could good live theater could assist with revitalization. The City
happen in a space that is not an actual of Medford saw value in our humble little
Randalltheatre.com 541-632-3258 theater? Easy! Theater is not about the space. If the City of Medford could see
The Randall Theatre is a 501(c)3 full volunteer based building. It's not about the bright marque value in that space, anyone can!
or the large stage. Theater is not about There is one more show in 2017 at
non-profit theater company valet parking or creature comforts. our Randall Medford space, Ed Miller's
Theater is about art, plain and simple. "With Every Christmas Card I Write,"
Our space in Medford, if you were to playing in December. In 2018 we plan 5
judge it from the outside, doesn't look productions there. Do yourself a favor
like much, but it's been our home for and experience live theater in our original
Where Magic happens! many years. Those who have looked space. It doesn't look like much on the
beyond its exterior have been witness to outside, but inside, it's magical.
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Turning the Tables on the
Teacher: Mike McClain

Sensational Seniors by Mira Wingfield
Editor’s note: Since starting this column, “Sensational Seniors” back in 2016, Mike
ABOVE & CAREGIVER McClain has featured many of Jacksonville’s most respected and admired citizens. This month,
in honor of Mike’s writing success, his dear friend, Mira Wingfield, thought it was time to
BEYOND OF THE YEAR “turn the tables” and feature the popular author himself. Mira noted that producing this column
took some doing along with the cooperation of Mike’s wife, Kandee McClain! Please join the
Review by enjoying this piece on one of Jacksonville’s Sensational Seniors, Mike McClain…
Beondi Hewson, Regina Burton, Mike McClain, a fourth-generation of the Year. After retirement, he worked
Environmental Services Lead Med Tech Oregonian, was raised on a cattle ranch for five years as an adjunct professor for
outside the historic village of Joseph. He Portland State University.
attended Joseph schools for twelve years, Mike and his wife, Kandee, have been

Thank you for all you do! graduating in 1962. Upon graduation,
he entered the University of Oregon,
receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in
married for 36 years and together have
four children and eight grandchildren.
A 34-year member of the Central Point
history in 1966, followed by a year of Rotary Club, he remains active in that
805 N. 5th Street • Jacksonville, OR • www.PioneerVillageOregon.com graduate studies at Louisiana State organization, as well as the Crater
Call today to schedule your personalized visit! (541) 899-6825 University and ultimately a Masters of Foundation, of which he is a co-founder.
Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies Six years ago, the McClain’s made the
from the University of Oregon. move from Central Point to Jacksonville
He enjoyed a 32-year career in and immediately immersed themselves
education, teaching in two different into the life of Jacksonville. He is the
school districts for 15 years, and filling past president of the Jacksonville
several school administrative positions Boosters Club, is a Board member of
for 17 years. His posts included a ten- the Jacksonville Boosters Foundation
year stint as the principal of Crater High and enjoys participating in numerous
School in Central Point and six years as “hands on” Boosters projects. He and
the Superintendent of the Central Point Steve Casaleggio recently completed
School System, which included Central re-finishing the California Street benches,
Point, Sams Valley and Gold Hill. During a two-year project. He serves on the
his teaching years, Mike taught social Jacksonville Budget Committee and is
studies, English, speech, journalism and an active member of the Jacksonville
drama, coached basketball, cross country Presbyterian Church where he has
and track, directed school plays, served served as a church elder and for the past
as President of the Oregon Language Arts two years has been the team captain for
Association, co-founded a civic theater the church-sponsored Mexico Mission
group and became an avid runner, Yard Sale. He is an avid reader, a 20-
completing numerous ten kilometer year journalist and enjoys travel and
races, as well as two marathons. As a the Jacksonville trail system of the
school administrator, he served on the Jacksonville Woodlands and Forest Park.
Jackson County Commission on Children In October of 2016, he was chosen to
and Families, was chosen in 1992 by the become a board member of the Rogue
Oregon Association of Industries for the Valley Manor Foundation Board and has
Outstanding Secondary Principal’s award now promised Kandee that he will not
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Digging Jacksonville: News from Friends of Jacksonville's
Wong Goon’s Haunted Laundry Historic Cemetery
by Chelsea Rose by Dirk J. Siedlecki, President – FOJHC

O
ctober marks four years since we occupied by Wong Goon, and haunted by
excavated the burned dwelling his spirit since his death.”
along Main Street in Jacksonville’s While a haunted laundry certainly
Chinese Quarter. October also marks my grabs our attention today (especially
favorite holiday, and in honor of both, I in the season of pumpkin patches and
am going to tell you a ghost story. haunted houses), ghosts in traditional
Our story is set in the late nineteenth Chinese culture are quite different from
century and features a young man named the spooks and ghouls of Halloween.
Wong Goon. Wong was an immigrant Ghosts are a common part of everyday
from southern China and a prominent life and can be both good and evil.
resident of early Jacksonville. Wong Festivals and rituals often include
owned and operated a laundry, which firecrackers, torches, bonfires, and
not only provided an important service other elements meant to scare away the
to the city, and economic opportunity spirits, and cities and roadways are also
for his family, it also functioned as an constructed with ghosts in mind. As
important community hub. Wong served ghosts are believed to travel in a straight
as a labor broker for mining and railroad line, curves, short walls, and other
interests and was well known both architectural elements are added to keep
within the Chinese Quarter and in the unwanted spirits away. Meet the Pioneers 2012
wider Jacksonville community. The local If an individual suffered a bad death, Photo by Ron Moore
newspaper celebrated the arrival of his an improper burial, or if there are no
son in 1885 and wrote with regret about descendants to perform the necessary
his death of consumption in 1887. rituals, the spirit can become unhappy. Thank You!—It has been a real Meet the Pioneers 2017—Well, we are
Less than one year after his death, a Families often burn incense, paper challenge this summer hosting our events now only days away from this year's
catastrophic fire broke out and burned money, or other offerings to satisfy the and activities with the record heat and all production of Meet the Pioneers, a very
the northern part of the Chinese spirits and bring the surviving family the smoke in our valley. While the turn- popular Jacksonville event. In case you
Quarter to the ground. This fire not luck. It is unclear why Wong’s spirit out was understandably down a bit from don’t know, we start work on the show in
only destroyed the house excavated was restless, nor do we know what previous years, those attending enjoyed January, so you can imagine how excited
by the Southern Oregon University happened to his family after his death. some very interesting and informative we all are at this point, and anxious to
Laboratory of Anthropology in 2013, but As to the haunted laundry, perhaps the History Saturday in the Cemetery share all of our hard work with this
it also burned Wong’s former laundry. remaining Chinese Quarter residents programs year's audience.
Properties damaged by the fire were thought it wise to heed the ancient and Tuesday Thank you for all
listed in an article in the Democratic Times, words of Confucius: “Respect ghosts Evening the wonderful and
including “the wash-house formerly and gods, but keep away from them.” Cemetery positive comments
Strolls. I’d about the return of
Chelsea Rose is an historical archaeologist like to offer Meet the Pioneers
who specializes in the settlement and my sincere after having taken a
development of the American West. Chelsea appreciation to year off. It promises
and the Southern Oregon University our wonderful to be a great show
Laboratory of Anthropology (SOULA) Docents and and I hope those of
conduct archaeology across Oregon and have to the other you who planned
done several projects in Jacksonville. You can volunteers who on attending were
reach Chelsea at rosec@sou.edu and follow helped and able to purchase
Ellen Martin and Dee Reynar, docents for
SOULA on Facebook/Southern Oregon managed to tickets. The tour
July 2017 History Saturday program.
University Laboratory of Anthropology. keep the events dates are Friday,
Photo by Mary Siedlecki.
on schedule. October 6 and
Thank you to all of you who were able Saturday, October 7. You can check our
to attend these events as your attendance website to see what tour times may still
was very much appreciated. I also want be available at www.friendsjvillecemetery.
to thank our marker cleaning volunteers, org and look under Reservations/Tickets
who despite the heat and smoke, kept Meet the Pioneers - 2017. Thank you and
hard at work cleaning headstones and our sincerest appreciation to all of you
other monuments through the summer who have already purchased tickets for
months. My gratitude and appreciation supporting our organization and the
goes to John McGlothlin for all his help work we do. Enjoy the show and have a
in repairing and restoring markers in great fall season.
various sections of the cemetery. Dirk J. Siedlecki, President - FOJHC

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Pioneer Profiles: Colonel John England Ross
Indian Fighter – Part 3
by Carolyn Kingsnorth
In the mid-1800s, the promise of gold and free land lured fortune seekers and settlers to the
newly-formed Oregon Territory. They were soon followed by merchants who amassed their
own wealth selling supplies to the miners and farmers. This ongoing series shares the stories of
these pioneers and their times.

T
he previous two installments of grand ball, probably at one of the local
Pioneer Profiles recounted Col. saloons, capped the evening.
John England Ross’ exploits as After his marriage, Ross settled
Indian fighter, treasure seeker, and down to being a farmer. He filed a
entrepreneur. We left him in the Klamath donation land claim a few miles north
basin escorting wagon trains across the of Jacksonville, and in October, after
Cascades, providing protection from the birth of their first child, he began
ambush and murder by the Modoc building a cabin at the corner of Ross
Indians. But by October of 1852, he Lane and Hanley Road. The new family
and his men were no longer needed— moved into it in December. But this
winter was approaching, wagon trains bucolic existence was short-lived.
had ceased coming, and it was What had at best been an uneasy
time for Ross to return home peace between the settlers
to Jacksonville. There and the Rogue Indians fell
was also an additional apart. After a small band
incentive—a young of Indians murdered
lady named Elizabeth a group of miners,
Hopwood. a mob lynched a
In 1851, Elizabeth 9-year-old Indian
had traveled boy who had the
with her family misfortune of being
from Hopwood, in town. Both sides
Pennsylvania, to the became convinced
Willamette Valley. that complete
Her father, following elimination of the
other gold seekers, other was the only
soon moved his family solution.
Historic Jacksonville to Southern Oregon.
They were living at Willow
Elizabeth Hopwood Ross Ross was called
back to military duty.
Springs in the cabin of Nat Over 200 men enrolled in
Dean in October of 1852 when the volunteer fighting force.
Dean announced his upcoming marriage General Joseph Lane led one battalion;
to Anna Huston. Ross and Elizabeth Ross another. The troops proceeded
would be “standing up” for the couple to the wooded headwaters of Evans
Two nights—two tour routes! on their wedding day. Creek where the Indians were primed
Friday: Britt Hill with saloons, Chinatown, & haunted houses. Dean and Huston would be the first and ready. After several hours of heavy
Saturday: Jail, Courthouse, brothels, epidemics & hangings. couple to marry in Jackson County— gunfire and violent fighting, the Indian
cause for special celebration! Apparently chiefs discovered that Lane, whom they
Not your ordinary "ghost tours" but history tours about real a typical bachelor party respected, was the
hauntings resulting from past events. was held for Dean— leader of their enemy.
Tour groups limited —$5 per person with plenty of food They requested a
Reservations at 541-245-3650 or info@historicjacksonville.org and especially drink. A ceasefire and parley.
Ross family story about The Indians, sick of
Friday and Saturday the evening told of a war, were ready for

Oct. 13th & playful Ross pulling an
iron kettle down on his
a truce. A peace talk
was scheduled for
head. But when the fun September 10, 1853,
Oct. 14th was over and he tried
to remove the kettle, he
below Table Rock. The
Indians demanded that
6 00, 6 15, 6 30 couldn’t. Eventually a
blacksmith was found
Ross be the interpreter
because they knew he

6 45 & 7 00 pm who freed the head
of a mortified and
was fair. They trusted
him. Out-numbered
1 hour walk leaves from infuriated colonel. and out-armed, the
Visitors Center at Winter gave Ross Indians accepted
Oregon & C streets time for a little confinement on a
courting of his own. reservation along the
In January 1853, John Table Rocks.
and Elizabeth were Although the
married—the second settlers rejoiced in
wedding in Jackson the truce, it existed
County and the first primarily on paper.
in Jacksonville. Naturally, all the town Advocates of the “Extermination
folk were invited. Elizabeth had a special Policy” continued unprovoked attacks,
wedding dress made for the ceremony, burning Indian villages and murdering
but Ross had nothing but his buckskins. women and children. The oppressed
The ladies of Jacksonville fretted over Indians struck back, murdering
this lack of proper wedding attire. indiscriminately in return.
Jane McCully offered Ross a white Ross was at home working his farm
shirt that belonged to her husband. Dr. and awaiting the birth of the couple’s
McCully’s smaller stature meant the fit second child when he was recalled
was strained at best. When the nervous to duty in 1855. This time he was
bridegroom joined a jumping contest commander of a 20 company volunteer
with some of the men attending the army reinforced by regular Army troops.
ceremony, Ross’ exuberance split the The Indians, using guerilla tactics, were
shirt down the back. The ever-resourceful initially victors of the daily skirmishes.
Jane quickly poked holes down each side When their Hungry Hill hideout was
of the split, laced it together with string, discovered, frustrated soldiers didn’t
and the wedding proceeded as planned. wait for orders. They charged the steep
With no church and no place large hillside right into the Indians’ rifle fire,
enough to accommodate everyone, resulting in the soldiers’ confused retreat
Ross and Elizabeth were married on and several days of defensive fighting.
the corner of Main and Oregon next Despite Ross reorganizing the troops and
to the town pump, even though it was instilling a stronger sense of discipline, a
early January. The Methodist preacher, similar scenario occurred a month later.
Reverend Gilbert, presided. The groom However, winter reversed the
was 35; the bride, 18. advantage. Lacking food and shelter, the
The occasion was obvious cause for a Rogue Indians broke into small groups,
jubilee. A progressive supper went house becoming easy prey. The survivors who
to house, ending with a spectacular made their way back to the Table Rock
wedding cake improvised from duck preserve were hungry, ill and cold. In
eggs, brown sugar, and bear suet. A Profiles - Cont'd. on Pg. 26
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t’s October, one of Hanley Farm’s Festival participants are invited to leave privacy, serenity and gorgeous river frontage
“most favorite” months, other than their scarecrow creations at the farm as the width of the property. A 486 sq ft office area
November when we celebrate the part of the People’s Choice Scarecrow with full bath, 18x60 and 18x90 car & RV storage
buildings, barn area, and an adorable 735 sq ft
onset of the holidays with Santa’s visit Contest. Your family’s scarecrow just
cottage perfect for a guest house or 2-family living.
and “Holiday Wreath Making.” And may win the People’s Choice Award! Fenced and cross fenced, irrigated pastures for
there’s December, when we offer after- (All entries are taken home by their animals or farming, an arena area for riding & a
holiday Hanley Farmhouse tours, that “creators” after the contest.) large fenced garden area. The custom main house
is! And why are we so enthused with October festivities at the farm have features a private master suite w/steam shower,
October? Because we can conjure up just begun! The evenings of October 7, open kitchen/living area with fireplace, eating bar
“ghosties” and goblins that can only be 8 and October 15—be prepared for “a and Gaggenau cooktop complete with fry basket,
grill & wok. A deck with hot tub, nestled under the
called upon in October! haunting adventure by the light of the
trees is the perfect spot to enjoy the sounds of the
The fun begins October 7 and 8, moon.” The Renaissance Academy of Applegate River.
from 10:00am-3:00pm with the farm’s Arts & Science’s talented students have
relatively benign Scarecrow Festival. partnered with SOHS to present, “Max $1,100,000
This is the 7th year Southern Oregon and the Monster.” Take a guided tour
families will gather at Hanley Farm to by lantern through the fields of the farm
create original scarecrows—scarecrows and experience the story of little “Max”
that will protect their fields and private and the “Snark,” a great furry beast with
gardens from marauding crows, and “bad breath and a snout like a bird!”
occasionally, a witch or two! This family-friendly event is $8 for adults
Scarecrow-making kits include or $5 for children and SOHS members.
everything one can think of to create a Admission includes apple bobbing,
scarecrow, and are available for only movies, music, and FUN in the pavilion.
$15 per kit. Or, if you are a Southern Plus, there will be popcorn, cider and
Oregon Historical Society member, you other refreshments available for purchase.
pay $10 per kit! Admission is free for We’ll see you at the farm—if you dare!
the Scarecrow Festival, and the 2-day Hanley Farm, owned and operated by
event includes hayrides, apple bobbing, a the Southern Oregon Historical Society,
scarecrow contest, and children’s heritage is located at 1053 Hanley Road, between
games—FUN for the entire family. Jacksonville and Central Point. For
The Hanley Farmhouse will also be
open for tours—only $5 for adults;
$3 for SOHS members and children.
information, www.sohs.org, 541-773-
6536, Facebook/HanleyFarm and Facebook/
SouthernOregonHistoricalSociety.
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C U T L E R On Money & More: 3 Biggest Mistakes
Parents Make Saving for College
by Erich & Matt Patten, Cutler Investment Group
How is our approach different
F
all is here and parents have recently taxes if you use your state’s plan.5

than other Wealth Managers? sent their kids back to school. And
many are breathing a sigh of relief.
The takeaway—While it’s back to
school time, you may want to consider
A quiet house again! how to handle your child’s future college
But if you’re a parent who plans to help costs. A 529 college savings plan is a
pay for your child’s college education good way to help, but it pays to start
one day, now is the time for action. early. It’s also important to remember
Because, well... do that there are ways
you know much to get loans for
some colleges cost college, but they
these days? Some don’t exist for
private schools can retirement. So keep
cost up to $69,000 your priorities in
per year! Staying in- mind.
state can help, but All opinions and data
The University of included in this commentary
Oregon will still run are as of September 11, 2017
you over $26,000 and are subject to change.
currently. The opinions and views
With so much expresses herein are of Cutler
money at stake, here Investment Counsel, LLC
are 3 of the biggest and are not intended to be
mistakes parents a forecast of future events, a
make as they save guarantee of future results or
Our approach differs from most Financial Advisors for their kid’s investment advice. This report
education: is provided for informational
because we are focused on providing institutional 1) Parents don’t purposes only and should not
quality investment solutions to our clients. start soon enough—The earlier you start be considered a recommendation or solicitation to purchase
saving, the better. But remember, it’s securities. This information should not be used as the
their college—not yours. You still have sole basis to make any investment decision. The statistics
retirement to keep in mind. So a more have been obtained from sources believed to be reliable,
Our investment team pays attention to the details so realistic goal is to save up one-third of the but the accuracy and completeness of this information
you can pay attention to the things that matter to you. expected college cost. For an estimated cannot be guaranteed. Neither Cutler Investment Counsel,
low end and high end of your savings LLC nor its information providers are responsible for any
goals, refer to the chart below found at damages or losses arising from any use of this information.
thecollegeinvestor.com. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. All
CUTLER 2) Parents don’t save at all—There are investments involve risk, including possible loss of principal
a lot of families who haven’t saved at
INVESTMENT all. With all the other costs of raising a
amount invested.
(1) Based on 2017-2018 out-of-station
GROUP child, it’s completely understandable. So tuition, fees, room and board found here:
if you haven’t started, you’re not alone. http://phillips-scholarship.org/new-
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putting money away for their child’s how-much-you-should-have-in-a-529-plan-
education. Less than half have more than by-age/
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retirement and/or saddle your child with the-bogus-reasons-youre-not-saving-enough-
a lot of debt after graduation. for-college.html
3) They’re saving in other accounts— Matthew Patten is CEO and Investment
Some parents say they don’t need a Portfolio Manager. He is a graduate of
529 plan because they’re saving in Jacksonville Elementary School and South
a brokerage account. But one huge Medford High School. Matt earned BA
difference between a brokerage account degrees in Economics and Environmental
and a 529 is—taxes. With a 529 the money Geo-Sciences from Boston College and a
grows tax free and comes out tax free. MBA from the University of Chicago.
Unlike a traditional brokerage account, Erich Patten is President and Chief
you’ll pay no taxes on any dividends or Investment Officer. He is a graduate of
interest you earn.4 Also, when you start Jacksonville Elementary School and South
making withdrawals you pay no tax on Medford High School. Erich earned a BS
Near Pony Espresso on 5th & G St the capital gains as long as the money in Economics from the Wharton School,
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16 OCTOBER 2017 JACKSONVILLE REVIEW
A Few Minutes with the Mayor City Snapshot
by Paul Becker Uplifting Report—City Administrator to the present condition of the current
Jeff Alvis reported that after settling into fire hall, which has serious structural
New City Hall and getting a feel for the and practical shortcomings. Hull noted
building, that installation of an interior that the building was built to house an
Humor Needed elevator seemed plausible. Noting that all-volunteer department and that it
there was a window of time to prepare no longer meets national fire services
mechanical plans and obtain hard cost standards. On the financial front, Council
estimates, Council allocated nearly $30,000 was informed that even after selling-off

I
recently had occasion to remember There are 100 senators in Congress. from Urban Renewal funds for the work. the old fire department building, the total
a political figure I listened to every Most are lawyers. Many are far wealthier Phase one design features will include project cost could fall in the $3 million
week on the radio. His name was than “we the people.” They’re so used siting the elevator shaft in the hallway range. Post-meeting, the Review learned
Senator Claghorn and he was a true to clipping our wallets we’d be better off between the existing bathrooms. Plans that the cost to build the 10,000 square
Southern spokesman. One week, when if we chose 100 barbers to replace all of will also include an updated ADA ramp foot, 3-bay, Medford Fire Department
objecting to the import and sale of apples them. At least when they give us a trim design to eliminate the existing lift ramp Station #2 at 1107 Stewart Avenue was $4
from the North, and being told that’s they stop before it’s too late. located at the rear of the building. Council million, excluding land costs. It was one
where apples grow, his solution was to Back in the 19th Century, American justified spending funds now on the design of three built in Medford in 2017. On that
move the Mason-Dixon Line to Canada humorist Mark Twain addressed this plans so that the project will be “shovel note, Council also discussed reopening
and then the apples would be OK. problem when he said, “Politicians and ready,” enabling the city to complete the talks with Medford Fire Districts #2 and
Senator Claghorn was fictional… the diapers must be changed often, and for actual elevator construction during the next #3, both of which could, if conditions
brainchild of one of the most brilliant the same reason.” That sounds good, slowdown in the construction industry, were optimal, annex Jacksonville into its
radio comedians in the golden days but year after year, we keep voting the saving funds in the long-run. district, thereby eliminating the need for
of radio, Fred Allen. In many ways same faces back in. We do this even Fire Department Site Studied—At Jacksonville to have a stand-alone fire
Allen was the comic version of another though we give Congress an incredibly a Study Session on September 11, the department. Since discussions with FD#3
brilliant entertainer and sage of the low approval rating of 16%. If people entire Council gathered to weigh the have not been held in nearly 14 months,
early 20th Century, Will Rogers. Each felt that way about their automobiles, pros and cons of purchasing a piece of Council requested staff to re-open
was able to cut through the pomposity they’d be changing cars faster than a commercial real estate on N. 5th Street talks to discover if either district has an
and sometimes duplicity of the political jackrabbit can run. on which to construct a new fire station. interest in pursuing annexation. It should
figures of the day. On the subject of The Senate in ancient Rome was The property is commonly referred to as be noted that both districts backed
Congress, Rogers said, “I don’t make jokes. not an elected body. Members the “Spring Air” site, having formerly away from talks in the past due to an
I just watch the government and report the were appointed by the consuls. been the home to the HVAC company. insufficient assessed valuation/tax base
facts.” Rogers also took aim at the media Those appointed were often Roman The 1.5 acre site is comprised of one in Jacksonville to support operational
when he said, “All I know is just what I magistrates who had finished serving tax lot that has the potential of being costs. However, with more building and
read in the papers, and that’s an alibi for my their term in office. The appointment divided into 2 lots, the smaller of which an increase in the value of Jacksonville
ignorance.” One can only imagine what was for life, though a senator could be would be sold to offset project costs, in real estate, it was noted that our tax base
these humorists would have to say in removed for misconduct. If we are going the event the project moves forward. may now be sufficient to support such
today’s political climate. to continue to vote the same people The list price of the lot is $1.2 million annexation. During the session, Council
We need humor like this today with in year after year, we are operating in with an appraised value of $1.38 million. was also reminded that David Freel,
a political environment growing so the same manner as the Romans did. During discussion, Administrator Alvis owner of a land parcel dubbed “JK-1,”
fierce that our government is in a de- It almost gives truth to something else noted that since Urban Renewal funds located on the eastern fringe of town near
facto civil war with itself. Washington that Mark Twain said. “If voting made any are not available to purchase land, new the gas station and Royal Mobile Estates,
D.C. has become a battleground for difference, they wouldn’t let us do it.” financing would require an increase has agreed to donate 1 acre of land for
all the self-righteous, pompous, and The fact is, this country succeeds in of $12 from $35 to $47 in the monthly a fire department in the event the city
self-serving political leaders in our spite of politics and politicians. The public safety surcharge to repay a land expand its Urban Growth Boundary.
nation. It seems the entire Congress is bus drivers, the school teachers, the loan. The surcharge, which is billed on Additionally, Council appeared sheepish
becoming Senator Claghorn clones. shop clerks, the mailmen and women, city water bills, is the only mechanism on pursuing the matter further since the
Let’s concede that Republicans and the garage mechanics, and yes, all our that funds the current 24/7 fire services. city will be moving forward with bond
Democrats in Congress don’t like barbers and hair dressers, our heroic It was noted that the surcharge issue measures to fund the Police Department
each other. Can they move on and police and fire staffs… it is these and has been a source of great debate and in an upcoming election cycle. The council
stop demonstrating their contempt for others who make this country work. If that an increase for purposes of land is set to vote on the matter of purchasing
each other and for us and stop their you don’t think so, try doing without acquisition rather than service delivery the Spring Air property at its October 3
empty rhetoric? Evidently not! Most them for a couple of months. It is their won’t be a popular topic with residents. meeting at 6:00pm at Old City Hall.
of them have degrees for some college hard work, and their ethics that keep Council heard from Fire Chief Hull as
or university where they must have this country great, not all the degrees
attended an “Empty Rhetoric 101” from Harvard that live and work in high
class. The rules in that class are… never places such as Washington D.C. This is Disaster Preparedness
talk to the average citizen but talk to as true today as when Will Rogers said
your base because that will keep you in his day, “This country has gotten where by Gayle Lewis, Jacksonville CERT Team Member
in office, and… always demonize the it is in spite of politics, not by the aid of it." This summer’s fires that required evacuations so close to home are a stark
opposition and keep the average citizen Remember that when you turn the news reminder of our vulnerability here in Southern Oregon. With fires still smoldering
ignorant of the facts. on and you won’t feel so depressed. into fall and anticipation of winter weather, this is time to check our plans for
evacuation and sheltering in place. Even those of us who are tuned into Disaster
Planning and Preparedness appreciate reminders to check our plans and supplies.
Jacksonville’s most obvious threat is wildfire and the warning of the Cascadia
CITY OF JACKSONVILLE Earthquake Event looms. Each scenario is unique but being ready for any event
OFFICE HOURS requires being informed, having a plan, communicating, and following through.
Fortunately, there is an abundance of information to help us plan for these
events. Our government has many sources. To find a source that works for you,
CITY OFFICE look at several. www.jacksoncounty.org/emergency is our local information site.
Monday - Friday www.ready.gov/build-a-kit has easy-to-follow advice and checklists. FEMA.gov
8:30am - 4:00pm is an extensive site to find disaster preparedness information and education.
Redcross.org is another good site. If you do not have Internet access at home,
MUNICIPAL COURT CLERK the Jacksonville Library has computers and librarians to help you find the
Monday - Friday information you need. The Jacksonville Fire Department has a good selection of
City offices have moved to 9:00am - 4:00pm printed material in their front office to share with you, too. Many of the items
206 N Fifth Street! you will need, you already have around your home. A checklist, some thought,
and organizing your supplies is a good start.
If your place of employment or place of worship has disaster preparedness
Dropbox relocated to corner of N. Fifth and D Street. plan or a team, consider becoming involved. If you want to learn more and to
be able to help your friends and neighbors with confidence, consider training
541-899-1231 • www.jacksonvilleor.us and joining Jacksonville CERT. Inquire at jvilleCert@gmail.com and on Facebook/
Jacksonville CERT-Oregon.
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JACKSONVILLE CITY SCHEDULE
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, October 3, 6:00pm (OCH)
PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, October 11, 6:00pm (OCH)
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, October 17, 6:00pm (OCH)
HARC: Wednesday, October 25, 6pm (OCH)

For Jacksonville City Council Meeting Minutes, Agendas/Packets and Audio Files,
please visit www.jacksonvilleor.us 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

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

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you’re paying and the price of the house appreciation. The longer you live in
Timber Ridge Estates in Jacksonville you want to buy. What follows are the
actual numbers showing the cost to rent
the home, the faster your equity builds
up as you pay more principal and less
• City Water, City Sewer, Natural Gas, Cable & Phone All Installed
vs. buy on a home in Medford located in interest as time goes on. We see this as a
• 1/3 mile from Downtown Jacksonville
Hampton Place. silent savings plan, and have dealt with
• Borders 320 Acres of Woodlands and 18 miles of Hiking Trails
The tenants are married and they make countless retirees who have retired with
• Building Plans & Builders to Choose from OR Bring Your Own
a little over $50,000 year combined. They the help of the equity in their home.
• 1/4 to 1/3 Acre Lots with Common Space Between Each rent a home that is a newer 1680 square How do you save your down payment
• Rural Feel & Sweeping Valley Views foot home with a two car garage and their to buy your first home?—Most renters
• First to See the Sunrise & Last to See the Sunset rent is $1660 a month or $19,920 a year. know it’s cheaper to buy the home in the
STARTING AT $230,000 | MLS 2970628 Cost to rent their home for the next 5 long run, but they don’t know how to
w w w . T i m b e r R i d g e O r. c o m years: save the down payment to get started.
Graham Farran Ben Joffer • $99,600 to rent their house for the It’s never easy to save, and it takes a long
Broker Broker next 5 years ($1660 month). This time, especially when you’re young, but
assumes their rent will not go up, there are some great loans out there to
but they don’t have to pay for any help home buyers. Here is a recap of the
maintenance or pay any property major loans available—two loans require
taxes. They are paying for renters zero down and three loans require 1%-
insurance. 3.5% down.
Expert Properties Cost to buy their rental home or one
similar and live there for 5 years:
USDA Loan
• No down payment – 100% Financing
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
• $285,000 is the value of the home. • Stable 30 year fixed loan
Sales: (541) 899-7788 | www.ExpertProps.com They are pre-approved to put 3% • FICO credit score: 620 or greater
down which is $8,550 down, Borrow • Debt to Income ratio: About 28%
$276,450 and have been quoted 4% available for house payment
Start your BIG day in interest rate.
• $81,000: 5 years of mortgage
• Closing costs can be included in the
loan amount
Jacksonville with a payments ($1317.67 month)
• $16,000: Cost of property taxes and
• No manufactured homes
VA Loan
BIG Breakfast! home insurance over 5 years. We are
assuming they will go up 3% a year
• No down payment – 100% Financing
• No mortgage insurance
• $10,020: Maintenance costs over 5 • FICO credit score: 600 or greater.
years ($167 month). This is a national Manufactured home 620 or greater
average for maintenance costs but • Debt to Income ratio: Really based on
Our Patio is open! can vary drastically based upon the "residual income" but have seen Up
year of the home. to 68% based on size of family
• +$19,440: Tax savings over five years Guild 1% down – 2% gifted to you loan
(15% Fed / 9% State). They get to • 1% down payment required
deduct the interest on their mortgage • Guild Mortgage will gift you 2%
from their gross income, so this is down
based on their combined earnings of • FICO credit score: 680 or higher
$50,000 and filing a join return. • Debt to Income: up to 50%
• +$26,815: Debt Reduction or the • Must make less than the Median
HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday, amount of the principal being paid Income in your County:
Breakfast 7am-11am, Lunch 11am-2pm off in 5 years and the reduction in the ◦$53,500 Jackson County
Like us on Sunday & Monday: CLOSED mortgage owed. ◦$47,800 Josephine County
Facebook! 130 N. 5th Street, Jacksonville • So it will cost $60,765 to buy the FHA Loan
541-899-2977 home over 5 years without factoring • 3.5% down payment required
in appreciation. • FICO credit score: 580 or greater
Appreciation on the home in 5 years: • Use this loan for a single family
• +$51,026 at 5% appreciation. home or up to a 4-plex
Currently we are experiencing • Debt to Income ratio: Up to 57%
about 10% appreciation but let’s be Conventional Loan
conservative and do the numbers • 3% down payment required
based on 5% appreciation and 7% • FICO credit score: 620 or greater
appreciation • Debt to Income ratio up to 50%
• +$77,370 at 7% appreciation Medical Doctors and Dentists Loan
Is it more to rent or to buy?—These • 5% down required
renters will spend $99,600 over 5 years • FICO credit score: 720
if they continue to rent, but if they buy, • Student loan must be in deferment or
they will spend $60,765 for a savings of forbearance
$38,835! If you factor in appreciation, • Debt to Income ratio 45%
they will save $89,861 if there is 5% Most of our clients are surprised when
appreciation and $116,205 if there is 7% they find out how much they qualify for,
appreciation. This is quite a difference how many different types of loans are
and a huge advantage to buying because out there, and how much renting may
you’re paying off the home as you go and be costing them vs. buying! So it may be
paying fewer taxes as you go! time to stop reading this article and see
Other financial factors—We are what renting is costing you.
assuming if they continue renting that Graham Farran is a broker with Expert
their rental rate will not go up in the Properties, now located at 390 E. California
next 5 years which may be unlikely, so Street in Jacksonville. Please see their ad this
we may have underestimated their cost page and on the back cover. Contact them at
if they continue to rent. This is also a 541-899-2030 or www.expertprops.com.
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October 2017 Events Calender
For more, please visit JacksonvilleReview.com & Facebook/TheJacksonvilleReview
Jacksonville Art Events • Southern Oregon Caregiver Support • Sunday Evening, October 15: hanley farm
October 2017 Group (SOCare) meets twice each month: Jacksonville haunting adventure, "Max and the
Library, Naversen Room: 2nd Monday of the month, Monster." p 15
Art Presence Art Center 1:00-3:00pm. Medford Library, Adams Room: 4th
The October Imaginarium: Hats & Masks Wednesday of the month, 10:00am-Noon. p 32 • Thursday, October 19: schoolhaus
October 6–29 BREWHAUS beer dinners 101. p 40
• Mondays: monday night football at
bella union. p 11 • October 19-21 & 26-28, 6:00-10:00pm:
JACKSONVILLE's haunted trolley
• Fridays, 5:00-8:00pm: live music at tourS. Article p 6 & Ad p 7
schmidt family vineyards. p 13
• Friday, October 20, 7:00pm: movie night at
• Saturdays, 10:00am: c l asses at shoo t i n g old city hall, "Calamity Jane." See ad next page
s ta r n u r se ry. Schedule and ad p 27
• Saturday, October 21, 9:00am-11:00am: beekman
• Sundays, 9:00am-2:00pm: JVILLE MARKET, arboretum work day. p 28
City Hall grounds. Last day of 2017 season is October
15. p 15 • Saturday & Sunday, October 21 & 22, 11:00am-3:00pm:
beekman house museum,"Victorian
• Friday & Saturday, October 6 & 7: 3:30-6:15pm: Mourning Customs." p 14
meet the pioneers, Jacksonville Historic
Cemetery. p 13 • Friday, October 27, 4:00-7:00pm: jacksonville
elementary annual harvest
• Saturday, October 7, 9:00am-11:00am: beekman carnival. p 29
arboretum work day. p 28
• Saturday, October 28, noon-5:00pm: Schmidt
• Saturday & Sunday, October 7 & 8: 10:00am- family vineyards harvest party. p 13
3:00pm: hanley farm scarecrow
festival. p 15 • Saturday, October 28, 2:00 & 7:00pm: rogue
The October Imaginarium, Art Presence Art Center’s valley harmonizers, "Songs of Broadway"
annual exhibition of artworks created by southern Oregon • Saturday & Sunday Evenings, October 7 & 8: at Craterian Theater. p 11
artists in response to their October Creative Challenge, hanley farm haunting adventure,
runs October 6–29. This year’s theme is Hats & Masks. "Max and the Monster." p 15 • Sunday, October 29: halloween with chef
Artwork submitted thus far is created in a wide range of
mediums, including wearable pieces, in a delightful array
jeff at daisy creek winery. p 9
• Friday & Saturday, October 13 & 14, tours at 6:00,
of color and style. The gallery is open from 11 am to 5 pm
6:15, 6:30, 6:45, & 7:00pm: jacksonville SAVE THE DATE!
every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. You are invited to a
reception for the artists on Saturday, October 7 from 1–4 haunted history tours. p 14
pm. • November 2-5: ashland culinary
• Saturday, October 14: food project pickup festival, Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites.
Art Presence Off-Site day in jacksonville, p 26 Article & ad p 23
Exhibits
~ Show of abstract paintings by • Saturday, October 14, 10:00am-2:00pm: apple • Thursday, November 2: schoolhaus
Patrick Beste at Pioneer Village tasting & fall celebration, Shooting BREWHAUS beer dinners 101. p 40
continues. Star Nursery. Ad p 27 & Article p 29
~ Show of textile art by Charlotte
Wirfs continues in the Naversen
Room at Jacksonville Public 2017 Southern Oregon Safety Conference
Library.
A three-day event in Southern Oregon will offer and Recognition Techniques (START). Wednesday’s
Right, “Fire Flies” by Charlotte Wirfs. employers and workers in-depth workshops and General Session kicks-off with the Keynote Speech by
Art Presence Art Center is a nonprofit organization
presentations to deepen their understanding and Kerry Barnett, President and CEO of SAIF Corporation,
located at 206 N. Fifth St., next to Jacksonville’s historic commitment to maintaining safe and healthy workplaces. followed by 28 other breakout sessions on everything
courthouse. Gallery hours: 11am–5pm every Fri–Sun. Attendees will learn everything from safety for supervisors from Drugs in the Workplace to Fall Protection, and Fire
https://art-presence.org to workplace bullying and accident investigation. The Safety Inspections to Respiratory Protection.
GoodBean Coffee 2017 Southern Oregon Occupational Safety and Health If you are responsible for the safety, health and
Conference will be held at the Ashland Hills Hotel, wellbeing of workers in a supervisory, management,
October 1–31: Margaret Stermer-Cox
GoodBean presents a
2525 Ashland Street in Ashland, October 17-19. This safety, wellness, or human resources role, you won’t
show of watercolor conference, in its 27th year, is co-sponsored by ASSE want to miss this event.
paintings form the Southern Oregon Chapter and Oregon OSHA and is the Register today for this outstanding local training
“Peggy’s People" and preeminent workplace safety, health, and human resources opportunity by downloading and submitting your
“Ms. Kitty and Toy event of its kind in our region! registration packet at http://osha.oregon.gov/conferences/
Pony” collections by The conference begins Tuesday, October 17th with southern/Pages/index.aspx. Conference Program: http://
Margaret “Peggy” Pre-conference Certification Workshops on First Aid/ osha.oregon.gov/conferences/southern/Documents/southern-
Stermer-Cox of Talent.
CPR/AED training and Flagger Certification as well as a registration-program.pdf. Registration Form: http://osha.
Of her work, she says,
“I like to paint the joy Professional Development session featuring Caterpillar oregon.gov/conferences/southern/Documents/southern-
of life and do so by including people, cats and ponies.   Safety Services’ Supervisor Training in Accountability registration-form.pdf.
These are the characters through which I try to show the
gentle, positive and slightly humorous side of life. 

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message of joy.” We’re sure you will enjoy her use of color,
engaging subjects and gently abstract style.
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Oct 20–Nov 30: Steve & Sue Bennett
Oil, pastel & watercolor
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Sat, Nov 11, 5:30–8:00 pm. Garden of All Good, Sue Bennett
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and compassionate physical therapist BEETHOVEN: Triple Concerto – The Tempest Trio
from Grants Pass last year yielded a 26 PHIL REED
gorgeous one-page site to promote
her new home-based physical therapy ASHLAND: October 6 · 7:30pm – SOLD OUT 27 & 28 KENTUCKY BLEND
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22 OCTOBER 2017 JACKSONVILLE REVIEW
A Cup of Conversation
by Michael Kell

Coming Home

Life was not a valuable gift, but death was. Life was a fever-dream made up of joys
embittered by sorrows, pleasure poisoned by pain; a dream that was a nightmare-confusion
of spasmodic and fleeting delights, ecstasies, exultations, happinesses, interspersed with
long-drawn miseries, griefs, perils, horrors, disappointments, defeats, humiliations, and
despairs—the heaviest curse devisable by divine ingenuity; but death was sweet, death was
gentle, death was kind; death healed the bruised spirit and the broken heart, and gave them
rest and forgetfulness; death was man's best friend; when man could endure life no longer,
death came and set him free. ~Mark Twain, Letters from Earth.

I
tried to condense that long darkish how the universe shifts upon the passing
muse but couldn’t decide what to of a human life. Mostly the shift is
leave out. Samuel Clemens (Twain’s imperceptible; discernible only to those
real name) was a humorist and cynic. In closest to the loss but sometimes the
a fallen world, cynicism and reality are shift is a clarion call. God is intentional
often fraternal twins. Mr. Clemens wasn’t when establishing boundaries in death
completely wrong, just temporarily to provide vast possibilities for change
weary from life outside Eden. in the living. There’s only one caveat
An old friend returned to Jacksonville to this principle of grace. The window
a short while back. He was a local kid, of opportunity to respond to such
grew up here and a reason we were able profound circumcision of heart (a very
to grow in the early years. My friend descriptive phrase) is brief. The heart’s
knew everyone and everyone him. He'd capacity to quickly callous over again
bring in friends is equally as
and introduce us profound.
around. Back in We've all
the day before experienced
California fool’s the power of
gold changed the a passing life,
economics here, especially a life
localism was still well lived. A son
very prevalent. finally able to
If nobody liked kick a lifelong
you it was a destructive habit
frigid swim after losing a
across our little pond. We'll always be father, or sibling forgiving a sibling for
grateful for what he did for us. I don’t seemingly unforgivable trespass. As I
recall ever thanking my old friend. It’s age, occasion to say a final goodbye is
never too late for expressing gratitude. ever increasing. This presents unique
There is something about simple opportunity to see the unseen. As long as
acknowledgement for good received that one still takes breath there is still a chance
heals the soul. Sometimes the healing is to change somebody’s world.
for those doing the acknowledging. In our friend's case, his mom's passing
Our friend has a unique gift. He’s a brought him home to stay. The universe
fisher of men with abilities to cast deep shifted. I guess this small pond is not yet
into the human heart to catch a man’s fished out. Casting seeds of hope here Jacksonville FREE Movie Night
attention if just for a moment. Sometimes decades ago now affords privilege to see
it only takes but a moment. A big career the fruit in living color. How many of us 7:00 PM at Old City Hall
move took him and family up north some really consider the wealth in this kind of Friday – Oct 20
twenty years ago. I saw him the other day treasure? Mr. Clemens said life was not a
in the coffee house enjoying a breakfast valuable gift because somewhere along a
burrito and a great cup of coffee. Seeing particularly long and exhausting march
him gave me pause to remember why we he forgot life was not his own. Have you
come home. Whoever said you can't ever ever been in that place?
really go home clearly never lived here. Be good not bitter.
Our friend's mom passed away a Michael is a coffee entrepreneur and
while back. She never left Jacksonville, sometimes author living in the Pacific
remaining here to the end. It's interesting Northwest with his lovely wife, Mary.

Ashland Culinary Festival Returns in November
The 11th-Annual Ashland
Culinary Festival is November
2nd-5th. A four-day destination
culinary event that showcases
Ashland’s award-winning
culinary scene along with amazing
chefs, wineries, breweries, spirits
and food artisans from the region.
The weekend kicks-off with
a Top Chef dinner where each
course is prepared by a talented,
past Top Chef of the Festival.
Friday, enjoy wine tours,
workshops and the Friday night
kick-off with a NEW Quick-
Fire Challenge and a Mixology
competition. Enjoy sampling
the Bear Creek Wine Trail and
small bites. Saturday includes
the 2nd Junior Chef competition
followed by the first rounds of
the Top Chef competition where
12 local chefs compete for Top
Chef honor. Chef Josh Dorcak of Mas will defend his title. Josh recently took the title
of Iron Chef Oregon at the Bite in Portland this past summer. Saturday and Sunday
mornings include fun, culinary workshops. The competition continues to the final
round Sunday afternoon where the final four chefs compete and the Top Chef will
be discovered. With over 30 delicious vendors to sample, set against a backdrop of
the Cascade and Siskiyou mountain ranges at the Ashland Hills, Hotel & Suites, this
fun destination event attracts both visitors and locals who love food.
For tickets, www.travelashland.com. See ad this page.
JACKSONVILLE REVIEW OCTOBER 2017 23
Will Medicare Pay for That?
by Steve Yungen & Jeff Blum, Jones & Associates

S
ince 1965, Medicare has been the
primary medical insurance for those
over age 65. People contribute to
the Medicare system throughout their
working years and, in return, have
most of their medical needs covered in
retirement.
While Medicare does cover most
necessary medical expenses, there are a
few medical expenses Medicare will not
cover. Here’s a short list of a few services
Medicare will not cover:
• Routine vision exams: Medicare
will not pay for a routine vision
exam. Medicare only pays for
vision services if they are medically
necessary, such as cataracts,
glaucoma management, or other The elements of Social Security,
diseases of the eye. Medicare and Retirement Income
• Dental services: There are stand-alone Planning should work together to build
dental plans available through our firm a successful retirement. Our goal is to
that will help with dental expenses. help our clients understand and build
• Long Term Care (LTC): There seems a coordinated, comprehensive plan.
WE GET WEEDS & PESTS to be a misperception that Medicare We invite you to contact us for a no-
will pay for LTC if a person loses obligation review of your Medicare /
Licensed • Bonded • Insured
UNDER CONTROL! the ability to care for themselves as Retirement / Investment Plan situation.
Conventional & Organic they age. Medicare does not cover Fee-based financial planning and investment advisory
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LTC insurance policies available for Solutions a Registered Investment Advisor in the State
OCTOBER: Pasture Spraying for • Weed Control • Pasture Spray this purpose, and they should be of Oregon. Insurance products and services are offered
Perennial Weeds & Blackberries • Poison Oak • Blackberries seriously considered when building a
comprehensive financial / retirement
through Jones & Associates Premier Insurance Solutions.
The aforementioned companies are affiliated companies,
• Fruit Trees • Roses plan. Talk to us if you would like to they do not offer tax planning services or legal advice, but
• Leyland Cypress • Pest Control discuss this option. have a strategic alliance to provide these services. They
• Barnyards • Driveways • Medical coverage outside of the are not affiliated with or endorsed by the Social Security
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL United States: Medicare only offers Administration or any government agency.
coverage within the United States. Steve Yungen and Jeff Blum (both ‘Baby
Greg Stewart, Owner Often, a Medicare Supplement Boomers’), at Jones and Associates Premier
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RURAL PROPERTIES OUR SPECIALTY! www.GreenwaySpray.com The Weed Wrangler
by Bob Budesa
vision
resources One more time…
creativity
results
I
’m back home from a month in Scotland, and ready for fall to
arrive, as are most of us. This smoke and heat have got to go!
After settling back in, I knew I’d have a few weeds with
which to contend, and was hoping some of my past articles
about puncturevine had hit home with some. So, this time,
I’ll try to reiterate with a few photos how important it is to
control and eradicate this weed whenever it’s found.
All the information on control methods can be found in past
editions of the Review.
But let me start by asking what you think Jacksonville
would look like if puncturevine were left untreated?
This photo was taken by my son a few years back in Central
Point as we drove home from a day’s work in Evans Creek.
This is a solid mat of puncturevine almost covering the entire
Transformations sidewalk! Can you imagine?
The following photos were taken in Jacksonville 9/4/17.
Prior to setting out for a mornings work, I talked to Rick
Murdoch to see if he’d be willing to give me a hand, (which
he always is) as well as show me sites he’d treated while I was
gone. Keep in mind, I’d treated this corner just before leaving
on vacation, so this plant is only 32 days old!
That’s ONE PLANT, with one central taproot. Rick used
a claw hammer to lever the root out of the ground. Shortly
after, I burned the ripe seeds that had become dislodged
as the plant matured, and there were thousands! Left
untreated, this plant was vulnerable to someone driving
over it, picking up seeds in the tires, and transporting them
elsewhere to start a new colony.
Please, I need help! If you find this plant ANYWHERE, take
a moment to pull it and put it in a garbage can. If you can’t
or won’t pull it, please call me. Ugh! There have to be more
concerned citizens in this town!
Questions – please give me a call at 326-2549, or write me at
Renovation Specialist bob_budesa@yahoo.com.
Bob Budesa moved to Jacksonville from Alturas California
in 1989, retired from BLM after 38 years where he oversaw the
New Construction • Remodel • Kitchen • Bath noxious weed program with Medford District BLM (850,000
acres), worked in the Wild Horse Program in1970’s, and has been
Furnishings • Window Treatments • Lighting Design a member of the Jacksonville Woodlands Association since 2009.
Tile Design • Color Consultation Bob is still involved with noxious weed education and awareness,
primarily through the Jackson Coordinated Weed Management
Cheryl von Tress 541.622.5263 Area he helped start several years ago. http://www.jswcd.org/Page.
asp?NavID=34.
24 OCTOBER 2017 JACKSONVILLE REVIEW
On Real Estate & More
by Sandy J. Brown BROKER

Regulating Marijuana
SANDY J. BROWN LAND USE PLANNER

in Jackson County
CELL: 831.588.8204
sandyjbrown@gmail.com | OFFICE: 541.734.0043

T
he approval of Ballot Measure The County’s standards and criteria
 WesternPropertiesofSouthernOregon
91 in 2015 to allow the sale and regarding marijuana uses do not apply
use of recreational marijuana has to homegrown recreational marijuana or
ED
made some dramatic changes to the
landscape of Southern Oregon. The
personal medical marijuana (equivalent
to growing for one cardholder), as
REDUC
County’s limited farmland, especially allowed by State laws. Generally,
properties with irrigation rights, has this equates to up to four recreational
increased considerably in value and there marijuana plants and up to six medical
is a limited inventory of those properties marijuana plants per property. All
currently on the market. This increased production exceeding these limits
demand for farm properties has come requires a Land Use Authorization.
in large part from the State allowance of In addition, producers must obtain a
marijuana production license from Custom Home
and processing in
Exclusive Farm Use
the Oregon
Liquor Control in Town
(EFU) zones.
House Bill 3400,
Commission
(OLCC) for
Near Hiking Trails
signed into law
after Measure 91,
recreational
grows or $749,000
authorizes cities and registration 845 South Oregon Street, Jacksonville
counties the ability to from The 5 BR | 3 BA | 4,093 SF | .36 ACRES
impose “reasonable” Oregon • End of road privacy close to downtown & Britt festival • Oversized two car garage PLUS a detached shop
time, place and manner regulations on Health Authority (OHA) for medical • Open concept floorplan w/ high ceilings • HUGE rec room upstairs w/ high ceilings and valley views
recreational and medical marijuana grows. Many regulatory agencies • Kitchen features huge island & high-end stainless appliances • Across from Britt trailhead w/ miles of hiking & biking trails
uses. It also grants cities and counties have jurisdiction over various areas of • Downstairs master suite • MLS #2975811
the opportunity to prohibit recreational marijuana production. The County’s
marijuana producers, processors, rules also regulate location, lighting,
wholesalers, and/or retailers in their
jurisdiction. Although some jurisdictions
water, security cameras, use of tents or
RVs, and fencing, to name a few of the pendi
ng Great Ashland
have prohibited marijuana uses, Jackson
County has chosen to impose time, place
more common items.
Marijuana is here to stay in the Rogue Location!
and manner regulations for all marijuana Valley; however, adoption of these • Open concept floorplan w/ vaulted ceilings
• Kitchen w/ new counters & stainless appliances
uses which include: recreational regulations has provided clarity and • Large master w/ reading nook/office
and medical production (growing), certainty for everyone, not just those • Family room w/ large fireplace
processing, wholesaling (for recreational desiring limitations of marijuana but • 480 sf storage area ready for master suite
marijuana only) and retailing or also those seeking to move forward conversion

$369,000
• Great fenced backyard w/ deck, garden,
dispensing which are set forth in Chapter with marijuana related businesses. fruit trees & berries
3.13 of Jackson County’s Land Use The following link to Jackson County’s • Close to town, SOU, bike path & shopping
709 Faith Avenue, Ashland
Ordinance. Provided a land use approval website provides additional information 3 BR | 1 BA | 1558 SF | .20 ACRE
• MLS #2980863
is obtained, this section allows for: about County standards and criteria
1) Marijuana production in EFU, as well as other required agency links.
Forest, and Industrial zoning districts; http://jacksoncountyor.org/Whats-New/
2) Marijuana processing in the EFU and News/ArtMID/4653/ArticleID/246902/
Industrial zoning districts; Recreational-and-Medical-Marijuana-in-
3) Recreational marijuana wholesaling Jackson-County
in the General Commercial and Industrial Sandy J. Brown, lives in Jacksonville and is
zoning districts; and a real estate broker and land use planner with
4) Marijuana Retailing/Medical Western Properties of Southern Oregon, LLC.
Marijuana Facilities in the General She can be reached at sandyjbrown@gmail.
Commercial zoning district. com or 831-588-8204. See ad this page.

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

A Few Suggestions

I
smelled it before I felt it; that acrid, doing more work with fewer people
nasty aroma of burning flesh. I didn’t on tighter time lines, which can be
feel it yet, but I knew the pain was problematic. To get the most out of these
coming. Dick and I needed to make some shorter fall days, try these suggestions:
rebar dowels for a concrete job and the 1. Use an old-fashioned paper calendar
tool closest was a cutting torch. Dick to plan your job schedule with your
ran the torch while I held the cutting contractor and fill in all the work
template and dunked the dowels in a to be done day-by-day. Use pencil,
water bucket. I don’t remember exactly there will be revisions.
what distracted me but it was summer in 2. For all critical items have a plan “B”
1971 and it may have had something to or even “C.”
do with a group of girls nearby heading 3. Put it in writing. It’s always easier
to the local public pool. Anyway, I sort of to have “that conversation” with a
forgot that I didn’t have gloves on when written contract to refer to.
I took hold of the glowing metal rods. As 4. Be realistic. Holidays and inclement
I grabbed the red hot steel, smelly smoke weather do have an impact. Providing education, advocacy and policy
seeping from my hands told me I’d made 5. Pay attention. If you “smell” for the Construction Industry to build communities
a big mistake. Fortunately, the thick something funny, ask questions
calluses I had took most of the damage and get the issue resolved to your that are safe, sustainable and affordable.
and the water doused my burning skin. satisfaction.
My hands healed up fine but I never 6. Act promptly. Time is not your
outlived the embarrassment. Every once friend if things are going the wrong
in a while, when I was picking something direction. Builders Association
up, Dick would quietly ask, “Hot?”
Construction is an orderly process of
In construction, as in life, most things
are survivable if you apply a little
Southern Oregon*
problem solving, designed to produce common sense and planning. Fall is 541.773.2872
the desired result. However, unforeseen crunch time for our builders but with a
things do sometimes happen. These days, little cooperation and communication,
construction is as active as we’ve ever everything can usually turn out fine. EDUCATE • ADVOCATE • MOTIVATE
seen and resources are lagging behind Building the Future, *Formerly the Home Builders Association of Jackson County
demand. For many projects, that means Brad Bennington
JACKSONVILLE REVIEW OCTOBER 2017 25
The Literary Gardener
by Rhonda Nowak

Oriental Lilies:
Not As Fragile As You Think

“Fresh tears stood on her cheeks as does the honeydew upon a gathered Lily almost withered.”
~William Shakespeare, “Titus Andronicus,” Act III, scene 1 (1594)

T
his passage makes it clear that meal into the soil at the bottom of each
Shakespeare had closely observed planting hole; the high potassium
and appreciated the beauty of content of bone meal supports a
morning dew on the petals of a lily, and healthy root system. Place one Oriental
he also knew that the flower’s freshness lily bulb, scales pointy side up, in
does not last long. The romantic the bottom of each hole, and then fill
symbolism of the lily that Shakespeare the hole with a mixture of soil and
develops during this scene of “Titus compost. Water thoroughly, and mulch
Andronicus” is intentionally, and with shredded leaves or dried grass
shockingly, in contrast to the play’s gory clippings. Bulbs should be kept moist
theme; still, the passage represents how but not wet year-round.
Shakespeare often used the silky-smooth, The bulb will send up a basal crown
pure white petals of a lily (Lilium) to of green foliage in the winter. Keep
symbolize female beauty and elegance, as the foliage cut back to help prevent the
well as sweetness, innocence and purity. development of fungal diseases that
In our 21st century gardens, lilies are overwinter in the greenery.
not as fragile and difficult to grow as Early next spring, add a low-nitrogen,
one might think. Indeed, with their large high-phosphorous fertilizer to boost the
silky-smooth petals and deep fragrance, plant’s energy for blooming during the
Oriental lilies, in particular, are beautiful summer. Oriental lilies will bloom in
additions to gardens that provide the mid to late summer after Asiatic lilies
right cultural conditions. have faded. Healthy lilies will grow
Lilies prefer “their heads in the sun several flowers on each stalk, so remove
and their feet in the shade,” so the spent flowers.
ideal position in the garden is where Next fall, you can dig up your
they will receive morning sunshine, Oriental lily bulbs and increase the
protection from wind, and shade from number of plants in your garden by
late-afternoon heat. Keep in mind that dividing the bulblets or propagating
some lilies, like Oriental lilies, will grow the scales. (Check out my blog for how
4-5 feet tall. Surround them with shorter to propagate lilies.) In fact, lily bulbs
plants to provide shade for the lower should be replaced every three or four
foliage of the lily; this help prevents the years. Once you have enough lily bulbs
bulb from drying out. for yourself, share them with friends so
Lilies do best in well-draining soils they will be able to grow lilies, too!
enriched with compost. They prefer Those of us who admire lilies can
neutral to slightly alkaline soils (pH 7.0- consider ourselves in good company.
7.5); neutralize acidic soils with lime. Shakespeare appeared to like lilies a lot
If you’re starting out new, Oriental lily as he mentioned them 28 times in his
bulbs are shipped in the fall. Then the plays and poetry, more than any other
bulbs can either be planted immediately flower except the rose.
in the garden, or stored in a dry unheated Rhonda Nowak is a member of the Jackson
location until early spring. Deer and County Master Gardener Association and
ground squirrels love lily bulbs, so teaches English Composition at RCC. Read
you may need to plant your bulbs in more on gardening in her Literary Gardener
containers rather than in the ground. column on Sundays in the Mail Tribune and
Plant lily bulbs in sets of three to five on her blog at http://blogs.esouthernoregon.
bulbs in individual holes, 6 inches deep com/theliterarygardener/.
and 8 inches apart. Mix 1 T. of bone

Profiles - Cont'd. from Pg. 14
abject defeat, they were forced to the bloody rebellion. Ross was named a
Siletz reservation—extermination was Brigadier General of the Oregon militia,
accomplished. serving briskly and efficiently, but
At last Ross was able to assume the younger officers treated him more as a
role of solid citizen. He was chosen figurehead. At the end of the war, when
to represent Jackson County in the told to select the guilty Indians and
Territorial Council in 1855-56, served take them to Jacksonville for trial, he
as a member of the State House in refused. There had been enough killing.
1860, and was elected a member of the Ross served one more term as state
State Senate in 1866. When the Oregon senator during which he chaired the
& California Railroad Company was military committee. In 1882, he retired
formed, Ross was elected a director. to his farm on Ross Lane, having served
Elizabeth meanwhile occupied herself the Oregon Territory and State for
with the couple’s 10 children. almost 50 years. Ross died eight years
Ross was called to his final military later, his mind clouded by dementia.
action in 1872. When settlers realized Pioneer Profiles is a project of Historic
the value of Modoc Indian land, the Jacksonville, Inc. Visit us at www.
Modocs were subjected to the same historicjacksonville.org and follow us on
treatment as the Rogue Indians. Facebook (historicjville) for upcoming
The Modocs chose to make a final events and more Jacksonville history.

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Saturday Mornings at Shooting Star Nursery

All classes begin at 10:00am and are located at the nursery unless indicated otherwise.
Space is limited so please be sure to register on our website: www.roguevalleynursery.com/
class. A minimum of 8 attendees is needed for a class, otherwise the class may be canceled.
Classes happen rain or shine. During classes there will also be a sandbox for kids, coffee, and
refreshments (children are still under parents supervision). Shooting Star Nursery is located at
3223 Taylor Road, Central Point. See ad this page.
October 7, 10:00am: Planting for fall garden can feel overwhelming. We
Wildlife—Our gardens are even more will help you figure out what needs to
satisfying when we share them with be pruned, what is best to leave up over
friends—even if those friends aren’t winter and how to prep your veggie and
human! Learn how to create a wildlife- edible beds so you are ready for spring.
friendly garden space that will attract Registration $25 or sign up for 2 classes
a wide variety of visitors: beneficial and receive a $5 gift certificate.
insects, bees and wasps, butterflies, November 4: OSU Winter Dreams
hummingbirds, songbirds, and more! Garden Symposium—check-out the
We’ll cover wildlife gardening “do’s and large variety of classes this symposium
don’ts,” basic design rules, and the plants offers including:
that will provide year-round food and Gardening in a Mediterranean
shelter for the wildlife you want to attract Climate—We don’t live in the Pacific NW
to your yard. Karen Phillips is a lifelong and shouldn’t garden like we do. Join
gardener and plant nerd and can’t wait to Christie Mackison, co-owner of Shooting
show you some fantastic wildlife plants. Star Nursery and landscape designer,
Registration $25 or sign up for 2 classes as she shows you what a Mediterranean
and receive a $5 gift certificate. climate can offer and what plants are best
October 14, 10:00am-2:00pm: Apple suited for our Rogue Valley.
Tasting and Fall Celebration—Come The Beauty and Ease of Ornamental
join us for music, apple cider and other Grasses—taught by Bonni Criswell.
goodies to celebrate the arrival of local Don’t know where to start when it comes

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apples and fall weather! Local apple to ornamental grasses? There are so
farmers will have a selection of fresh apple many varieties and sizes to choose from,
varieties to taste and help you determine but that’s what makes them so useful.
which varieties to buy & plant in your Besides adding texture, movement, and
own yard. Potted fruit trees will be for color to the garden, they are also usually
sale and you can secure your order for deer resistant and many are drought
your bare root fruit trees when they arrive tolerant. Come learn about the best grass
in spring. Chef Kristen will have apple- options for our area, as we have the most
themed food for purchase and enjoy live diverse selection of grasses the Rogue
music by B. Wishes from 11:00am-1:00pm. Valley has to offer! We will also show you
Play at the craft table or take a fall family how to care for them, from evergreen to
photo! We are proud to provide a zero deciduous types.
waste community event. Free! Bring kids Please register for these classes through
& friends and come celebrate with us! the Master Gardener’s website: http://
October 21, 10:00am: Pruning and jacksoncountymga.org/winter-dreams-
Cleaning up in the Fall Garden—The summer-gardens-symposium/.

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that the roots are strong and growing. The importance of the first two or
For newly-planted trees, shrubs or three growing seasons for any plant is
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When a plant goes dormant during the with richly-amended soil. Adding
winter months, energy transfer happens to organic soil amenders to the native dirt
the roots. Therefore, the better and more is helpful for maximum root growth.
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Love Thy Pollineighbor Friends of Beekman
by Kenda Swartz Pepper Arboretum by Becka Kem

Farewell Your Majesties Big Plans Need Helping Hands

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atching a monarch The great migration begins early fall irst off, the Friends of the Boosters bi-annual Home Tour to be held
metamorphosis is mind- when the Western monarchs journey to Arboretum would like to extend in May 2018. With this exciting honor,
blowing. Work deadlines, their overwintering sites along the central many thanks to the individuals who comes preparation. The Friends of the
family time, and personal care all take or southern coast of California, and the took the initiative this summer to take on Arboretum will be holding several work
a temporary backseat to what I view as Eastern monarchs brave a difficult flight maintenance projects at the CC Beekman days this fall, and again this spring to get
a mesmerizing marvel. The fact that a to their overwintering sites in the Oyamel Arboretum. With the heat, smoke, and the area ready for visitors. This will include
single egg, only slightly larger than the Fir forests of central Mexico traveling busy summer schedules, the organization planting of trees, spreading bark, weeding,
period at the end of this sentence, in four roughly 3000 miles. The monarchs that of formal clean-up days took a break. moving gravel, and the construction of the
days, turns into the tiniest milkweed- leave Oregon now are considered the The Friends of the Arboretum, and its pollinators garden (see below).
munching caterpillar imperceptible to super generation. Whereas as most visitors, greatly appreciate your efforts 3. CC Beekman Arboretum Pollinator
the average eye, and then molts five monarch butterflies live 2-6 weeks, the trimming trees, sweeping bridges, weed- Garden—Bees seem to be getting a lot
times, growing 30 times her original super generation will live up to nine whacking, working on irrigation, and the of buzz lately. Bees pollinate a third of
size in 14 days, is already astonishing. months spending most of that time in other countless tasks that make the CC everything we eat and play a vital role
But the wonder doesn’t stop there. A a state of torpor using only minimal fat Beekman Arboretum a destination. in sustaining the planet’s ecosystems.
brilliantly striped, plump caterpillar reserves at their overwintering sites. This fall, the Friends of the Arboretum With the dwindling population of
attaches, upside-down to a fixed object, Around Valentine’s day, they start is excited to share the upcoming projects bees, this puts our food supply at risk.
forms a J-shape, then contracts, twists, looking for love (okay, not love), and that will further enhance the CC It also puts the food supply for native
and writhes into a dazzling green by March or April the female begins the Beekman Arboretum. They include: animals at risk. With the goal of the
chrysalis with glistening gold dots, which journey north spending her final days 1. Arboretum Shelter Project—After Friends of the Arboretum being to
then, over the next 10 days, turns black searching for milkweed upon which to much discussion within the community, enhance the CC Beekman Arboretum
revealing orange wings. The butterfly lay her eggs. The mysterious migration there is a general consensus that a covered as a natural park and destination for
ecloses (emerges) from the chrysalis north continues with each subsequent picnic area in the Arboretum would hikers, plant enthusiasts, school groups
shell like an acrobat swinging down generation arriving to a place they’ve further enhance the space. Community and tourists, we feel a pollinator garden
from a wire, desperately holding on. She never before been but from where their member Tony Hess has been working is complimentary. We are working with
hangs there stitching her split proboscis ancestors came. closely with our co-chairs Kandee Kenda Swartz of Bee City and Kristina
together, while her soggy wings harden. To date, I’ve released more than McClain and Becka Kem, and the City of Lefever of Pollinator Project Rogue Valley
I’ve witnessed, dozens of times, the twenty monarch butterflies raised Jacksonville, in the development of the to get this project underway. We are still
metamorphosis from egg to caterpillar to indoors. Releasing each one brings about project. The 12’x16’ shelter will resemble in the planning phase of this project.
chrysalis to adult butterfly, and I am still both trepidation and joy, much like a the shelter at the Doc Griffin Park in style If you would like to participate in this
unable to turn away. It’s zentertaining concerned mother sending her child out and structure, just smaller in stature. The project please contact Becka Kem. (See
awe-incapacitation. to make her mark on the world. As they new shelter will have a concrete floor and contact information below.)
When I really think about it—the fly from my fingers, I bid them farewell, a room for two picnic tables and perimeter 4. Work Days—With all of these
transformation—I’m inspired by nature’s safe journey, and a good life. benches. It will be located in the old upcoming projects, we need volunteers!
ability to thrive despite unconscionable The collage below shows a monarch’s parking area up behind the waterfall. The next organized work days are
odds. The monarch is not only fighting metamorphosis from 5th instar (stage) Construction is expected to begin this fall Saturday, October 7th, 9:00-11:00am and
for survival from the natural world caterpillar to chrysalis to adult butterfly after approval by the city. The Friends Saturday, October 21st, 9:00-11:00am.
but is also bumping up against human (left to right and top to bottom). of the Arboretum is looking forward to Bring your work gloves and a rake, and
interference through habitat destruction. For those of you following community use of the space by school we will put you to work. All ages and
Monarchs are gravely declining due Jacksonville’s Bee City initiative, the groups, hiking groups, and picnickers. ability levels are welcome. Come as long
to the loss of native milkweed—an date of our City Council meeting has 2. CC Beekman Arboretum as part as you are able.
obligate host plant—the only food the changed. We are now on the agenda for of the Jacksonville Boosters Home If you have any questions or comments, please
caterpillars will eat. Already less than 5% October 17. We would be thrilled if you Tour in May 2018—The Arboretum has contact Becka Kem at beckakem@gmail.com.
survive to adulthood due to countless came and showed your support! been included as part of the Jacksonville
predators that devour or parasitize the When she’s not working, volunteering,
eggs and caterpillars. Fortunately, there
is a burgeoning grassroots movement
fiddling about the garden, photographing
nature, being a pollinactivist, blogging
Trail Talk by Clayton Gillette
of citizen scientists planting monarch about social and environmental justice, or
We Trail Folks…
waystations (gardens with milkweed and pawning her eco-children’s book, Kenda, a

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forage flowers) and rearing monarchs former Monarch butterfly docent, gets her
ur friends, Our responsibility is to use our
indoors. I believe this movement will kicks hanging with her husband, her dog,
the trails. trails wisely. Common sense tells us
help save the monarch. and the pollineighbors.
We not to attempt a challenging trail or a
can see them lengthy trail if we’re not up to it. We
romantically—fantastically leading us should travel prepared for unseen
away on adventures. Or consider them circumstances. Things happen in the
purely utilitarian—a way to get from natural world that we don’t control.
point A to point B. Sometimes, we find It may be a flash flood from a sudden
them a challenge to be conquered. And storm that washes out part of our path.
yet there they are: paths leading away, to It may be a yellow jacket nest that turns
be followed if we are so inclined, ignored us around, or a wild animal that makes
if not, maybe saved for another day. Just us uncomfortable. A skunk on your
a few inches of cleared tread, going there. path won’t yield the right-of-way and
We trail folks would prefer our trails arguing the point is futile.
to be unencumbered by brush and trees. Those who choose to bring bicycles
We enjoy a smooth path not littered with onto trails have additional responsibilities.
loose rocks and branches. It’s important Besides keeping themselves safe, they are
that trails go somewhere, yet we also like also to yield to other trail folks. If their
to loop around when possible, to see new skill level is inadequate to safely maintain
things as we travel, instead of simply a route of travel that protects the trail’s
heading out-and-back. integrity, they should find easier trails to
We are not fond of folks who abuse use. As in golf, those who come behind
trail integrity by cow-pathing, (creating are not anxious to replace the ‘divots’ of
unauthorized trails) often to cut across careless usage.
switchbacks. Nor are we amused by Sustainable trails do not happen by
inconsiderate folks whose vices spoil accident. Careless and uncaring trail
our otherwise enjoyable walks through ‘renegades’ damage tread, creating
nature, be it cigarette butts, beverage washouts, landslides, and other erosive
cans, candy wrappers, or what have you. features. Misuse of trails leads to closed
We shouldn't expect to encounter bicycles or unmaintained trails. One rotten tomato
on hiking trails any more than we’d spoils the whole batch. Let’s discard that
expect ATVs or dirt bikes on bicycle trails rotten tomato.
or snow machines on ski trails. With fall upon us, trails will soon
Good trail etiquette asks that we be soften. Puddles will form. Dust will
respectful of others as well as respectful disappear. And our feet will point
of the trails we use. Much work and care forward again, making tracks. Use
goes into trail maintenance and upkeep, care, going there with a gracious heart,
often done by volunteers. As trail folks, we wherever your trail may lead.
"For those of you following Jacksonville’s Bee City initiative, the date should endeavor to help keep our trails Trail Talk is a monthly column by Clayton
of our City Council meeting has changed. We are now on the agenda friendly—that loose rock that fell onto the Gillette about hiking the Jacksonville
for October 17. We would be thrilled if you came and showed path? Roll it aside. That tree branch that Woodlands trail system. For more information,
your support!" ~Kenda Swartz Pepper fell in last night’s storm? Set it aside. That please visit the Jacksonville Woodlands
wrapper left by a litterbug? Pick it up. Association website at www.jvwoodlands.org.
28 OCTOBER 2017 JACKSONVILLE REVIEW
News from Jacksonville Elementary School Shooting Star to Host Annual Apple Festival
Jog-a-Thon. Students raise pledges for
each lap around the track and compete
for prizes for the most laps run, most
money raised and classes with the
highest participation. The Jog-a-Thon is
the largest PTO fundraiser each year and
helps fund enriching student activities
such as the Harvest Carnival, Writers’
Festival, Art Program, Art Exhibit,
Science Fair, field trips, and playground
equipment. If you’re interested in helping
Jacksonville Elementary School is us meet our $20,000 goal, please contact
off to a great start for the 2017-2018 Sarah Grady at jacksonvillepto@gmail.com.
academic year! Our thanks go to our new Mark your calendars for the annual
Parent Teacher Organization leadership Harvest Carnival on Friday, October
team: Sarah Grady, President; Carrie 27th from 4:00-7:00pm. This is a great
Robertson, Vice President, Tracie Leslie, family event with carnival games, face
Vice President; Diane Patten, Secretary; painting, cakewalk, food, prizes, a jumpy
Jessica Prins, Treasurer. house, costumes and more. We hope to
On September 29, Jacksonville see you there. Thank you for supporting
students ran their best at the annual your Jacksonville Pioneers!

Shooting Star Nursery focuses on the trees available that day, the full Shooting
health of the microclimate that is the Rogue Star team will be on-hand to answer
Valley. The well-educated team knows questions and help all visitors learn about
which plants to recommend to the visitors and select plants that are good for the
and customers who come to the nursery. planet while also pleasing the customers.
Apple Trees are one of those choices. “Education is our number one goal in
“Apple trees contribute to your yard helping our customers,” says Mackison.
and our community more than by simply “The celebration simply highlights what
producing apples,” they can be doing
states Christie on an everyday
Mackison, owner of basis to be good
the nursery. “They stewards, starting
help clean our air, with the yards and
and are attractive landscapes. We
to pollinators and also want to thank
children alike.” our wonderful
To this end, the customers with
nursery will be a community
hosting their annual celebration of the
Apple Fest on fall harvest season.”
Holmes Park House Tours Scheduled Saturday, October
14th, 10:00am-2:00pm, at Shooting Star
Edibles are the
major trend in gardening and Shooting
Come visit the mansion of Harry into a hospice residential care facility for Nursery, 3223 Taylor Road, Central Point. Star Nursery has always had edibles at
Holmes, co-founder of Harry & David. those who cannot spend their last days in This all-ages festival is also notching the forefront of what they do. Customers
Guests will learn how Southern their own home. The Holmes Park House up its game by making it a “Zero Waste” will be able to place their orders this fall
Oregon Friends of Hospice (SOFOH) will serve approximately 180 patient event this year. By coordinating with the for bare root fruit trees and berries that
is repurposing this historic home into residents and their families each year. For food purveyors and other complementary arrive next year.
a 12-bed residence providing dignified more information visit sofriendsofhospice. partners involved, they further enhance All ages are welcome at this event
end-of-life care for Rogue Valley hospice org. To attend a tour, please RSVP to Sue the environment of the Valley. “I’ve made including leashed canines. Live music
patients and their loved ones. This is Carroll at sue.carroll@sofriendsofhospice.org or sure to let our food provider, Chef Kristen, will be provided by local professional
Southern Oregon’s first home for hospice 541-500-8911. know that we’re a zero-waste event,” musician, B Wishes, local foods
care. Tours are hosted by Susan Hearn, states Ginger Johnson, event organizer. including fresh apples from local farms
Executive Director, and John Forsyth, “The great thing is that she, and others will be available for purchase; a kids
MD, Board Member. we’re working with are already in that crafts table and roaming photographer
Tour dates are: practice, making the event impact greatly to record the event will enhance the
• Saturday, October 7, 11:00am-12:30 pm reduced over other conventionally- experience for all present.
• Thursday, October 5 & 12, 3:30-5:00pm executed events in the area.” Shooting Star Nursery was established
The Holmes Park House, located in east Jumping into Zero Waste territory is in 2005 by Christie and Scott Mackison.
Medford, in the center of Holmes Park, was helpful to the entire community and More information can be found at https://
built in 1939 for Harry Holmes, co-founder complements Shooting Star’s emphasis www.roguevalleynursery.com/, including
of Harry & David. SOFOH purchased the on plants appropriate for this specific classes and plant lists. Please see their ad
large house in 2016 and plans to convert it area and climate. In addition to the apple on page 27.

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ctober is one of the coziest times the wall while looking up and around,
of the year. The time when the enjoying the ride. I’ve found that life is
leaves have fallen, leaving witch a whole lot more fun if you just keep
broom trees behind, and spiced goodies moving forward rather than dwelling

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are all around us. As the dry leaves on things that have happened in the
scuttle and skid across the bus stop, and past. I am not saying that we shouldn’t
a crow comes to rest across the street, ever visit history, I’m just saying that
it is clear that Jacksonville is filled with we shouldn’t dwell on past mistakes.
Halloween fever. Decorations are out, We shouldn’t focus on what we had, but
You can do it! and the kids at Jacksonville Elementary
are all in the know about which houses to
rather, what we have. We should visit
history in a way that allows us to learn of
visit to get the best candy. Not to mention ourselves, others, and the wisdom of life.

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the Halloween parties and the Halloween After all, hindsight is 20/20.
festivals that make Halloween a special So as October passes you by, make

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SightSeeing by Julie D. Danielson, O.D.

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Caring for the Caregiver by Joyce McPartland
Feeling Overwhelmed and Slow-verwhelmed

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in Baltimore, has referred When you focus too much on your caregiving role,
to “caregiver syndrome” as "a the rest of your life suffers. And when your social life
debilitating condition brought is gone, interest in hobbies tends to dwindle, you are
on by unrelieved, constant caring for a person with a less physically active and leisure time decreases, or just
chronic illness or dementia." In my family, we refer to feels less leisure-like.
this as being “slow-verwhelmed.” Combating Lethargy with Leisure— You need to
When you are caring for someone, (a loved one with a make regular time for things that bring you pleasure,
chronic illness, an elderly parent or spouse) and you are whether it’s reading, working in the garden, tinkering
“Donis has in a rut, you may not even realize that you desperately in your workshop, making art or crafts, enjoy cooking
such an eye” need a break, even just a couple of days off. In an effort new recipes, working on your Spanish, playing with
to provide the best possible care for a family member the dogs, or dates with the grandkids. Whether it’s a
or friend, caregivers often sacrifice their own physical bit of alone time or socially with others, leisure time
and emotional needs, and the tolls of providing care can has a positive effect on mood and self-esteem and
strain even the most capable person. decreases stress and loneliness. Introducing leisure
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Joyfull Living by Louise Lavergne
The Power of Inner Peace During
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Paws for Thought by Dr. Tami Rogers

Taking Care of
a Senior Pet

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f you have an older pet and have been to a disease and respiratory problems can be detected
veterinarian, you have probably noticed that beyond which can be critical to long term survival. Your
the normal exam and vaccine reminders, suggestions pet’s urinary and reproductive systems should be
are now being made for more in-depth screening. I examined for abnormalities and the skin and coat
know that we receive the question on a regular basis, should be checked for general condition as well as
so chances are you have wondered as well—just how for fleas, ticks, tumors, and wounds. Lastly, your
Providing compassionate important are these diagnostic tests, why are they
recommended for an older pet, and what can I gain from
veterinarian should palpate the pet’s abdomen
to assess the condition of the internal organs and

care for over 25 years the additional financial expenditure?
Senior wellness exams, like annual preventative health
will check the condition of the legs, feet, joints,
muscles, and lymph nodes.
To us, our patients are like family. We’ve exams, are an essential component to your pet’s overall 3. Diagnostic tests will likely be performed and should
health. Because pets age at a much faster rate than include blood work to screen for things like kidney
seen families through generations of best humans, they may experience and liver disease, diabetes,
friends. We believe in a total wellness age-related health changes and thyroid abnormalities.
approach to veterinary care which helps our before owners realize it. A urine sample should be
patients live long, healthy lives. A blend of Routine exams and screening obtained and a complete
tests can determine the general urinalysis performed to check
compassionate care and the use of the latest well-being of your pet and can overall kidney and bladder
medical technology, all at an affordable identify potential problems. health, to screen for crystal
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successful treatment and can chest and abdomen should
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urination/defecation habits, changes in behavior, possible that other diagnostics may be performed/
Ask about our online Pet Portal! mobility, etc. The small details can be significant in
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warning sign of kidney disease, diabetes, thyroid should discuss the findings and together you should
dysfunction, etc. develop a plan. Are there other tests that need to be run to
2. A thorough physical exam should be performed confirm a diagnosis? Are there medications, supplements,
by a veterinarian. Your veterinarian should check or diets that would be beneficial? Are there procedures
your pet’s nose for abnormal discharge, as well as that could help such as a dental cleaning?
changes in color or texture. Your pet’s ear canals Remember, taking your pet to the veterinarian
should be checked to evaluate the ear drum and to once a year is equivalent to you seeing a doctor or
look for inflammation/infection. The eyes should dentist once every seven years! As our pets age, it is
be examined to look for inflammation, cataracts, even more critical to stay on top of things. An annual
and overall health and the oral cavity should be exam with some yearly diagnostics can make years of
examined to allow visualization of the gums, difference in the life of your senior pet if conditions
teeth, tongue and palate. If tartar is present on the are detected early… chances are it will keep them
teeth, a cleaning may be recommended as tartar around longer for you to enjoy!
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Letter to the Editor:
A Dog Park for Jacksonville!
Jacksonville, Oregon; a lovely place pets. We come together for the dogs, but
full of wonderful places to eat, shop, and develop friendships at the same time.
hike, as well as to learn about the area’s Many visitors walk the perimeter of the
rich history. And now, a movement is park while their pup runs along, a great
underway to make Jacksonville just as way for everyone to get their exercise.
special for our four-legged friends. A Jacksonville is a dog friendly town and
dedicated group of citizens have taken on it’s about time we had a park to prove it.
the project of creating an award-winning Please do your part to make this happen!
dog park right here in our town. Beckie Elgin
But the work of a few is not enough
to make this dream a reality. Your help
is needed too. Our City Council meets
at 6:00pm every first and third Tuesday
of the month at the Old City Hall on 230
South Oregon Street. We are all invited to
attend these meetings and speak for up
to three minutes on why we believe a dog
park would be an asset to our community.
While a location has not been chosen
yet, we need a great name for the
park soon. Join the Facebook page,
“Jacksonville, Oregon Dog Park” and see
what others have suggested for a name

Applegate Store & Cafe
and offer up your own ideas. You can also
contact Sarah Maple at 541-702-2190 or
email: storybookhouse@mind.net. Sarah is
Deli & Picnic Supplies
the leading force behind the project so let
her know if you have suggestions about Open 7days a week! Breakfast • Lunch •To-Go Orders 
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place for those who care about their the dog park project.

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H
ello there! I It’s been ages since I to be brushed, am not really a huge fan
put paw/pen to paper, and I’ve of walks. I DO like my teeth brushed,
heard my readers have missed me! though, and I insist on bringing slippers,
To catch-you up…not much has socks, underwear (used preferred),
changed. The smoke has hampered my pinecones, or whatever I can find, to
walks, for sure, but I still bop around my greet you when you visit my home.
large yard and roll-around in whatever And yes, I’m getting older. My 9th
gross thing might be available (turkey birthday just passed, and I’m feeling
poop, moldy grass, rotten tomatoes). my age a little…getting gray around my
The birds continue to be the bane of my muzzle, and carrying few extra pounds.
existence, and I always bark and chase My folks are trying to slim me down, but
them—even if they’re flying high in the how can you resist this darling face when
sky—who knows what they’re up-to it’s begging for treats?!
way up there? The other thing that hasn’t changed is
Yesterday morning I got a bit of a I’m still sharing my home with the C.A.T.
scare…I was on my important, morning (Cute Action Toy). Except, he’s not so
patrol of the yard borders, when I spotted cute anymore and he certainly refuses
two small, black bears next door! Right to be my toy…cats are weird, I tell you.
there—next to the fence, hanging-out as He likes to swipe at me when I go by—
calmly as you please! I raced back-and- because, of course, he’s allowed to get up
forth and barked-up a storm to let my on the furniture…
folks know about the nervy intruders. It Well, I hope this hot, smoky weather
was rather embarrassing to discover they hasn’t hampered your summer, and that
were actually decorative statues… placed you’re enjoying life in our Small Town
there by our new neighbors. Oops. with Big Atmosphere! Be sure to give
I’m also still the “Un-Golden:” I don’t your furry family hugs for me!
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Pour Yourself Into Yoga
Exploring the growing trend of yoga
at Southern Oregon wineries

310 E. California Street · Jacksonville, OR
Open: 7–4

by TIFFANY GRIMES

COFFEE DRINKS
We proudly serve Heart Coffee

Latte 4 Flat White 3.75

Mocha 4.5 Cappuccino 3.5

Espresso 2.5 Drip 2/3

Americano 2.5 Cold Brew 4

Macchiato 2.75 Pour Over 4

Cortado 3.5

Milks: whole milk, 2% milk, almond, & coconut

Lori Grable at DANCIN
Vineyards & Winery

T
SPOT OF TEA
Steeped to perfection he morning air is cool while the sun gently warms classes. For Ashland-area yoga enthusiasts, Belle Fiore
the surrounding vineyards. A dozen yoga mats Winery has planned yoga events this fall and is hoping
Chai 3.75 Tea 2–5
face a breathtaking view featuring Rogue Valley they become regular monthly events as is the case at
geological gems—Upper and Lower Table Rocks and DANCIN. Also new this fall, Grable will be hosting
Tea Latte 4 Mt. McLoughlin. Lori Grable, of Lori Grable Yoga, one-day mindfulness yoga retreats at EdenVale Winery
welcomes everyone to DANCIN Vineyards for her starting in late September.
monthly yoga class. There, Jill Townsley, a regular With options for single sessions or full-day retreats,
Teas: Dragon Pearl Jasmine, Creme De La Earl Grey, Rose Peony,
Lavender Sunset, Peppermint Mote & English Breakfast attendee says, “Practicing yoga outside in a beautiful and beginner to expert level yoga, Southern Oregon
environment just enriches the whole experience. The offers it all. Grable says, “I love that yoga at wineries
sounds, sights, weather, the scents...all of it just seems attracts a blend of seasoned yoga practitioners along
to turn up the volume on the time on your mat. It's like with students who have never practiced. Some regularly
watching your favorite movie in black and white and attend monthly sessions while others come as an
then watching it again in vivid Technicolor.” occasional treat. In the past, there have been couples
Following the 60-minute yoga practice, participants that meet their friends at the events, women who come
enjoy wine tasting with a food pairing. Dan Marca, from nearby towns for a day out with friends, and even
SPECIAL GUESTS owner of DANCIN Vineyards notes, “We’re all about parents who bring their teenagers, who enjoy a non-
Not coffee or tea, but welcome nonetheless tranquility and hospitality. As you enter the estate and alcoholic beverage!”
drive alongside the vines with views of the majestic Having completed her yoga class at DANCIN,
Donuts 2.5 Hot Chocolate 4 hillsides, you can't help but transition to a place where Townsley sips her wine and reflects, “Practicing yoga
the pace slows down a bit. Soon, the elegant piazza is together with others provides a sense of community,
Scones 3 Kombucha 4 in view where you practice the art of yoga, followed by connection and play. That fun, communal spirit just
a sampling of wines, which were grown and naturally naturally carries over when sitting down together for
Muffins 3.5 Voss 2.5 made just steps away, accompanied by a locally-inspired a wine tasting. The whole experience becomes a social
culinary bite, as you drink in the views and ambiance!” event full of good conversation with old and new
Cookies 1.5 Although yoga retreats aren’t new to the valley, friends in the most perfect spot imaginable!”
hosting them at wineries is a somewhat new idea. Prior Reprinted from the Fall Winter 2017 issue of Southern
to closing their tasting room this year, Trium Winery Oregon Wine Scene.
in Talent was one of the very first to offer on-site yoga

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In Jacksonville

2017 Miracle Auction
Photo by Steven Addington

2017 Oregon Wine Experience
a Super-Success!
Jacksonville can be proud of the fact programs supported by Asante
that the Oregon Wine Experience, Foundation to care for children from
held each August on the Bigham Knoll premature babies to teens battling cancer
Campus, shattered all previous records and rare conditions.
for fundraising this year! The record- The event was made possible by
breaking results for the Oregon Wine
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show it to be one of the top wine and “These are exciting numbers,” said
culinary events in the country. Floyd Harmon, Executive Director
This year, there were 103 participating of the Asante Foundation, but the
wineries that entered 351 wines. A record true excitement is who benefits when
$1,024,525 was raised in 2017, bringing thousands of people come together to
the total to over $2.5 million raised in the enjoy great wine: children who have
first four years since the event was taken great healthcare needs.” Harmon adds,
over by the Asante Foundation. "They are some of our most vulnerable
Another milestone reached includes patients we serve at Asante and your
105 sponsors contributing $524,000, and generosity is their hope."
generous bidders, donors, and raffles The next Oregon Wine Experience is set
contributing more than $430,000. All for August 20-26, 2018 at Bigham Knoll in
proceeds directly benefit Children’s Jacksonville. Information is available at
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Élan Guest Suites & Art Gallery
Duane Sturm and Cherie Reneau, Proprietors

YOUR WINE COUNTRY
Photo by Steven Addington
CONCIERGE by SARAH LEMON
IN THE SOUTHERN OREGON WINE SCENE, innkeepers and hoteliers often play Maps in Southern Oregon Wine Scene, along with its detailed winery profiles, often
a significant role helping their guests navigate wine country. are inkeepers’ go-to reference guide for guests. Kerr says the publication essentially
Perched at the Applegate Valley Wine Trail’s threshold, Jacksonville bed and breakfast comprises several dozen brochures within its pages.
owners revel in their responsibility to promote the wine appellation just west of their town. “It’s really easy for people to take along with them.”
“We live here; we are passionate about the area,” says Karolina Wyszynska Once guests find their bearings around the wine region, Kerr usually poses three
Lavagnino, director of sales and marketing for Neuman Hotel Group. “It’s an authentic questions: What have they heard about the area? What kinds of wines interest
love for the region.” them? Have they previously tasted anything from the region? Reneau says she
Southern Oregon’s authenticity, says Jamie Kerr, lures no small number of wine calls to confirm wineries’ hours of operations, or encourages guests to check before
enthusiasts away from California’s Napa and Sonoma valleys in search of “hidden embarking on a tasting tour.
gems.” Southern Oregon, adds Lavagnino, is poised to outshine better-known wine “Most innkeepers work as a concierge,” says Linda Kilcollins, a former bed-and-
regions that have become “commercialized.” And Southern Oregon’s unspoiled wine breakfast owner in Redding, California, who’s stayed several times at TouVelle House
country, both say, delivers plenty of new discoveries. to taste wine and attend the Southern Oregon Lavender Festival. Kilcollins credits Kerr
“Most people express surprise at how much variety there is,” says Kerr, who operates with steering her toward Valley View Winery and Red Lily Vineyards, both of which
Jacksonville’s TouVelle House Bed & Breakfast. produce tempranillo, her favorite varietal.
Variety doesn’t just describe the grapes grown in Southern Oregon. From luxuriously- For guests whose journeys may take them from the Redwoods to Crater Lake, Kerr
appointed estates to rustic ranches, wineries offer a setting and ambiance for any taste. Kerr says she recommends “wine in either direction.” Options have become more numerous
and boutique hotel owner Cherie Reneau both laud DANCIN Vineyards for its breathtaking over the years and “ballooned” in the past five, says Reneau.
views just a stone’s throw from downtown Jacksonville. Industry publications recently “Huge progress!” agrees Lavagnino. “You have a winery on every corner, including
singled-out the winery as the best, not only in Southern Oregon, but the entire state. urban wineries.”
“People can go there and just chill for an hour or two,” says Reneau, who co-owns Increased visibility for wineries also arises at gala events, such as Oregon Wine
Jacksonville’s Elan Guest Suites & Art Gallery. Experience, a weeklong education, appreciation and fundraising effort each August
DANCIN’s gourmet pizzas, salads and antipasti encourage visitors to linger longer, in Jacksonville. Kerr touts exposure that comes with international journalists and
say Kerr and Reneau. Widening their culinary appeal, more and more wineries, travel writers “popping” into town. Working as volunteer event staff, Neuman
including Wooldridge Creek Vineyard & Winery and Schmidt Family Vineyards in Hotel Group employees gain more knowledge of the local wine industry, says
the Applegate, serve house-made cheese, charcuterie, sandwiches and burgers. Winery Lavagnino, whose company plans to reopen Jacksonville’s historic Nunan Estate in
atmospheres run the gamut, from Wooldridge Creek’s sustainable design features spring or summer 2018. “Field trips,” she says, acquaint the hotel group’s staff with
with its recycled steel trusses and reclaimed wood to Schmidt Family’s lush gardens what’s in “our backyard.”
and expansive lawns to Red Lily Vineyards’ peerless riverfront appointment. That intimate knowledge of the wine scene confers hoteliers and innkeepers
“You could spend weeks and still not cover all of it — there are so many now,” says with status as wine stewards, tour organizers and even managers of their own on-
Reneau. “In that 20-mile corridor, there are as many vineyards and wineries,” she says site wine tastings. It’s a level of service that entices guests like Kilcollins to small,
of Highway 238, the primary driving route through the Applegate. “And that’s only a locally-owned accommodations.
portion of the other wineries that we recommend to guests…from Ashland, Medford “Whether it’s food or wine, they play a big part.”
and into to the Upper Rogue areas,” Kerr says. Reprinted from the Fall Winter 2017 issue of Southern Oregon Wine Scene.

TouVelle House Bed & Breakfast Neuman Hotel Group's Ashland Springs Hotel
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