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Graham Farran Engelskirchen Kambria DeCamp Ben Joffer Garron Pobuda Ulana Korovec Goldschmidt Cindy Lowe Julie Coontz Principal Broker
Office: 390 E. California St, Jacksonville | Sales: (541) 899-7788 | Rentals: (541) 899-2030 | Furnished: (541) 899-7789 | |  
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$599,300 | MLS 2977707 $497,900 | MLS 2974824 $699,000 | MLS 2982349


3 BD 2 BA, 1,501 Sq Ft 3 BD 2 BA, 1,008 Sq. Ft. 1/2 Acre EFU, 2 Ponds, 10,000 Sq Ft Greenhouse
$439,000 | MLS 2981829 $415,000 | MLS 2982245 $1,950,000 | MLS 2975448


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$399,000 | MLS 2971982 $185,000 | MLS 2980689 $199,900 | MLS 2982734
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My View by Whitman Parker, Publisher
Jacksonville Sharing an Attitude of Gratitude
Jacksonville Publishing LLC n a recent car ride home from the coast, my
wife, Jo and I passed much of the time talking
about how grateful we are to live in Jacksonville
and how fortunate we are to be surrounded by a caring
Publisher: community. As you know, we own and operate several
businesses that keep us unusually connected and
Whitman Parker
tuned into what’s happening in our small town and the surrounding Rogue Valley. And although we’ve noticed
a few changes (some positive, some not) happening over
Design & Production: the past year, we have little to complain about and much
Andrea Yancey to be grateful for.
As I’ve said a zillion times, it’s the volunteers that make Jacksonville tick. Local non-profit groups such as with rich content! Hardly a day passes when a local or
the Community Center, Garden Club, Forest Park and visitor doesn’t compliment me on this publication, often
Mail: PO Box 1114 Woodlands Association, Lions Club, Boosters Club, saying things like, “The Review is a great mirror of what
Jacksonville, OR 97530 Historic Jacksonville Inc., Friends of the Cemetery, life is like in Jacksonville…We ended up moving here after
Food & Friends, Chamber of Commerce, Parent Teacher reading about town in the Review…I enjoy living in a place
Organizations, Rotary clubs (I could go on and on here) where individuals can make a difference…"
Visit: 220 E. California Street represent the human element that gets things done Indeed, my primary goal is for these pages to reflect
(next to McCully House) around town, resulting in a nicer, more interesting our quality of life and the work our volunteers do
place to live and work. Over the years, I’m proud that to make it all possible. Although my name is on the
the Review has dedicated a large percentage of ink to masthead, none of this would be possible without others
541-899-9500 Office covering their important work and look forward to willing to share their passion.
541-601-1878 Mobile doing so in the future! During this holiday season, please join me is sharing
Another group of volunteers for whom I’m most an attitude of gratitude for the volunteers in Our Small
grateful is our contributing writers, who fill these pages Town with Big Atmosphere!
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The seasonal wreath adorning our cover was
provided by the very talented floral design team at
Penny & Lulu Studio Florist and photographed
by their equally talented staff photographer,
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multiple times, Penny & Lulu Studio Florist sets
the example for local excellence, exacting detail and
exceptional customer service. Please see their ad on
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“Dance Through the Decades" at
Belles & Beaus Third Annual Victorian Ball
On Saturday, November 4,
the Belles & Beaus Old West/
Victorian Society will hold
their Third Annual Ball in
the US Hotel Ballroom in
downtown Jacksonville. This
year, the theme is “Dance
Through the Decades." Although
attendees are requested to wear
period dress from the 1850's,
formal or semi-formal attire is
perfectly acceptable!
An hors d'oeuvres table
and no-host bar will greet
guests beginning at 5:30pm
with a buffet dinner at 6:30pm
prepared by the Jacksonville
Inn. Live music for after-dinner Sharon, Roselie
and Ann
dancing will be performed by
Bob Haworth, formerly of the
Kingston Trio, together with John Hollis and Dick Thierolf. Dancing will commence
Jill Hamilton, Broker with the Grande March, followed by a collection of waltzes, polkas, and period
dances, including the popular Virginia Reel, plus more contemporary dances.
541-621-0680 Tickets are $55, a portion of which will be donated to support the Randall Theatre
of Jacksonville, whose members will be in attendance to provide added entertainment.
Sarah Farnsworth, Broker Advanced reservations may be made by calling 541-488-3905.

541-941-4620 Carolers Wanted
One of Jacksonville’s time-honored meets up on Saturday and Sunday at
traditions is the upcoming Victorian 12:30pm during Victorian Christmas at
Christmas celebration, running from the the corner of 3rd and California Streets.
parade on December 2nd to December 23rd. The members’ Victorian-era costumes are
Sally Bell During the a vital part of their
Principal Broker festivities, locals presence and Jake
and visitors in the has a few pieces
541-601-1230 historic downtown to loan-out. Plus,
core are treated more attire can be
to the voices of rented from long-
Christmas and term caroler Anne
holiday carols, Wilton’s costume
presented by an all- rental shop at 258

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"I have worked with the Windermere team of Sally Bell and Jill Hamilton volunteer group of A Street in Ashland
on several real estate transactions. They are extremely helpful with what can local singers. (541-708-6562). On
be a complicated and stressful situation when you are selling your home and This year, caroling a typical weekend
buying a new one. I wouldn't work with anyone else!" Melanie Logan group leader Jake day during
Hershey is looking Victorian Christmas,
for new faces the carolers sit or
and voices to join stand in a favorite
their ranks. Jake, spot, singing a
along with his variety of holiday
wife and daughter favorites, including
are familiar faces “Oh Come All Ye
to anyone who’s Faithful,” “Winter
enjoyed the sounds Wonderland,”
of on-street hymns and “Silver Bells.”
and carols in past Sheet music is
375 N Oregon St, Jacksonville 15095 Hwy 238, Jacksonville years. Jake notes that provided to all
the group is looking Jake Hershey and family. members, making
$439,000 | 3 BR | 2 BA | 1892 SF $1,700,000 | 2.18 Acres | 5000 SF for 3 to 8 volunteer Photo by Jym Duane. memorizing all
Historic Ivy Cottage in Jacksonville. 2 BR in front Applegate Store & Cafe in the heart of a growing singers to join their songs unnecessary!
cottage. 1280 SF Main home & 612 SF dwelling. community. Endless opportunities, plus offers a
Many possibilities w/Historic Core Zoning. home to live in while you run your businesses.
ranks after several members needed For information on joining the fun and
to retire or relocated after last year’s sharing your caroling enthusiasm with
major price reduction price reduced season. The group has one rehearsal at Jacksonville locals and visitors, please
Jake’s house on Nov 19th (please call for contact Jake at or
details, 541-899-5225) and then simply 541-899-5225.

Jacksonville Lions Club Installs “First Lady Lion”
Breaking a long-time tradition since
1948, the Jacksonville Lions Club installed
Jacksonville resident Jo Smith as their
8595 Upper Applegate Rd, 250 Andesite Dr, Jacksonville newest club member. According to club
Jacksonville $499,500 | 3 BR | 2 BA | 2.79 Ac President Bill Hanlan, “It’s about time!”
$499,000 | 3 BR | 2.5 BA | 5.407 Ac Jo has long been a “Lion at Heart”
Minutes to Jacksonville. Sunset views. volunteering at the Southern Oregon
3038 SF home in Applegate Valley w/ spectacular Daylight Basement that opens to a custom
views. Jacuzzi tub, fireplace, island kitchen. saltwater pool with waterfall and Baja bench. Lions Sight & Hearing Center for 6 years
as chairperson of the annual “Bling Fling,”
a used jewelry sale held every year in
April. “The Lions mission of helping
people with vision and hearing assistance
D is what attracted me to this organization…
SOL also, the fact that the Lions are a
nongovernmental agency,” states Smith. Lions Club Member Jim Atkins with Jo Smith
The club supports Jacksonville Club which was founded in 1917 and is the
area youth events like the annual largest service organization in the world.
children’s Spelling Bee and Flags for The club meets at 6:30pm on the first
450 S Oregon St, Jacksonville 118 Lavonne Ct, Jacksonville
First Graders at Jacksonville Elementary and third Monday of every month at
$475,000 | 4 BR | 3 BA | 2273 SF $170,000
School. They also provide scholarships to Black Bear Diner on Barnett Road in
Updated 1872 home on .37 acres. Vaulted Great opportunity in Jacksonville
ceilings, covered front porch, detached shop/ to purchase a level lot in a quiet location near area college-bound students. Medford. For more information call Lion
garage, garden shed & attached one car garage. Jacksonville Elementary school. The Jacksonville Lions Club is a Karl Eddings at 541-944-2749 or Lion Bill
member of Lions Clubs International Branham at 541-773-4367.

See our listings at The Jacksonville Boosters invite you to a "HOLIDAY FASHION SHOW," on Sunday, November 19, 3:00pm, at The Cheesemongers Wife. Models will be wearing fashions from The Cotton Broker, La Boheme,
Willowcreek Gifts, and Tobiano. Wine, cheese plates, and sandwiches will be available for purchase.
For more information, please contact Mary Lou Brophy at 336-207-4212.

“Awesome Oregon” Art Show
at South Stage Cellars
The community is invited to enjoy another amazing display of paintings created by
two of Jacksonville’s most-renowned and loved artists—Steve and Sue Bennett.
The show, taking place at the South Stage Cellars tasting room at 125 S. 3rd
Street, also offers an opportunity to take in some of Southern Oregon’s finest
wines and music! Running from October 20 through November 30, this is the
Bennett’s fourth fall show at the
historic venue, showcasing an
inspiring collection of their pastel,
watercolor and oil works.
Art fans are also invited to a special
artist’s reception to celebrate together
on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from
Artists Steve Bennett and Sue
Bennett, who came to Jacksonville
22 years ago say, “We are thrilled to
live and paint here, always finding
stimulating subjects and beauty that
inspires us.” South Stage Cellars,
which prides itself on curating art,
musical and other cultural events,
“makes for the perfect venue,” the
Bennett’s add.
“When asked four years ago if we
would hang a show at South Stage
Cellars, we instantly said ‘yes.’ For
us, the awesome old brick and board
walls are a significant backdrop for our
work, which feature scenes painted
This pastel by Sue Bennett is of “Jackson Creek” across the state of Oregon, with many
just in front of the Library. from our own valley and town.”

Jacksonville Garden Club's Holiday Greens
Pre-Sale – Order Early for Best Selection
Although the holidays may seem Delivery of pre-ordered arrangements
far off, it’s not too early to think about is offered within a reasonable radius of
holiday decorations for your home Jacksonville, or for pick-up on the sale
or business. The days. This year
Jacksonville Garden the Greens
Club is now taking Sale will be
pre-paid orders for held from
beautiful holiday 10:00am-3:00pm
wreaths, table on Friday,
arrangements, December
and baskets in a 1 and from
variety of sizes. 9:00am-3:00pm
In late November, on Saturday,
Jacksonville Garden December 2 in
Club members will Jacksonville, in
be busy applying the alcove near
their creative skills the Post Office.
to freshly-gathered Proceeds from
boughs, holly, Jacksonville
cones, candles and Garden
bows to make the Club events
arrangements, which fund local
last for weeks if scholarships
watered regularly. Eloise Cady and Jacksonville
Arrangements can beautification
be pre-ordered until November 21, 2017 projects. Support a good cause and enjoy
by contacting Peggy Peffley at 541-899- the fresh scent of lovely natural greens
5708 or during the holidays!

RAY’S JACKSONVILLE • 401 NORTH 5TH STREET • (541) 899-1262 • STORE HOURS: 6AM - 10PM •

State of the Art Presence Art Center
David Pfrimmer by Hannah West, Southern Oregon Artists Resource
Principal Broker, Accredited Buyers Agent
Certified Residential Marketing Specialist Art Presence is Renovating!—After Historic Jacksonville,” and published by
Cell: (541) 326-6262 a lot of hard work and preparation, David and Ginna Gordon of Lucky Valley
founder Anne Brooke and Board member Press, a Jacksonville publisher. This will W
Van Vleet Jacksonville • 505 N. 5th St, Arlis Duncan submitted applications be the perfect gift for this year’s holiday Jacksonville, OR 97530
541-899-2000 for two grants, the Transient Lodging giving…lure friends and family from
Tax Grant from the elsewhere to come
City of Jacksonville for a visit, or delight
and the Haines and those closer to home
Friends Fund from the with a chance to make
Haines Foundation, to their own Jacksonville
support much-needed artwork…with Anne’s
renovations to our outlines to guide the
building. Together we way, of course! The
waited for weeks with show opens Friday,
great anticipation for December 1 and runs
the decisions, and just through Christmas
received word that Art Eve, with a festive
Presence was awarded holiday reception to
both grants! We are celebrate Dolores,
beside ourselves with the holidays, and our
Beautiful Country setting on 7.16 acres 792 Hyde Park, Grants Pass/Applegate Valley. 3485 Sq’ 3 bed, 4 bath, gratitude, and extend gallery’s new look on
2 car, Art Studio, Shop, garden, pond, Covered Decks & Patio, Fireplace and Gourmet Kitchen. $665,000
heartfelt thanks to all Saturday, December
who played a special 2, from noon-3:00pm.
role in helping us Save the date and join
attain this important us for the first party of
goal. the season!
Normally, Art Art Presence Offsite
Presence would Exhibits—Walt Wirfs
be announcing exhibits his graphite
our annual Small drawings in the
Treasures show right Jacksonville Library
now, but we have through December.
received an early Shan Lollis shows her
AWARD WINNING WINERY AND VINEYARD. 74.87 Acres of grapes holiday blessing…and acrylic figure drawings
and pasture w/irrigation. Beautiful tasting room, state of the art now we have work at the Medford
custom crush & wine storage. Owners produce with award winning
wines. 9200 Ramsey Rd | MLS 2982535 & 2982536 | $4,995,000 to do! Art Presence Library, opening in
See virtual tour here: Art Center will be November.
Co-Listed with Randy McBee, Broker, John L. Scott, 541.944.0299 closed for renovations Life Drawing
through the end of this Graphite Drawing by Walt Wirfs Sessions—Since the
month. When we’ve gallery is down this
finished sprucing things up, we will have month, there are no life drawing sessions
freshly painted sheetrock walls and new or other activities scheduled. Life
Search the ENTIRE MLS:
carpeting to enjoy for the holidays and Drawing will resume in December.
greet the new year in style. Reserve our upstairs room for your
Which leads us to spoilers about our class, workshop or meeting!—Contact
December show. Dolores Ribal will show Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057.
her collection of new works in the Main As always, you can find the above
Dave OCT/NOV 2017.indd 1 10/11/17 3:26 PM
Gallery. Anne Brooke has created an information and more on our website,
8” x 8” coloring book, entitled, “Color
Hannah West is a Jacksonville website designer and art advocate. She
is the creator and editor of the Southern Oregon Artists Resource (www., serves on the board of Art Presence Art Center, is a core
Join us for the 26th annual founding member of the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon and curates the

Providence Festival of Trees
monthly art exhibits at GoodBean cafe. See some of her art and web design
work at
Medford Armory 1701 S. Pacific Highway, Medford
New Ideas, Old Favorites at 26th Annual
Providence Festival of Trees
Come to the festival and enjoy:
After more than 25 years in the Rogue the shows presented by members of
Teddy Bear Holiday Pictures with Interactive Valley, the Providence Festival of Trees is the community. The experience will
Hospital Gift Shop Santa Experience reinventing itself to bring holiday joy to a be enhanced by interactive snowflake
Sponsored by Sponsored by Sponsored by Sponsored by
Providence Murphy Company S&B James Management Professional new generation of children and families. displays, the popular Teddy Bear
Medical Group Construction Credit Service "The Festival of Trees is a beloved Hospital, and a new Children's Holiday
holiday tradition in the Store presented by
Rogue Valley," said Katie Cascade Wood Products.
Gala Night Holiday Party Hutchinson, Executive "Almost everything
Wednesday, Nov. 29 Thursday, Nov. 30 Director of Providence in the Children's Store
Community Health is priced below $5," said
5:30 – 10 p.m. (21+ event) 6 – 10 p.m. (21+ event)
Foundation. "We are proud Hutchinson. "That gives
Sponsored by AllCare Health Sponsored by Southern Oregon Credit Service
of the event's history, but kids the opportunity to
For tickets and information, visit we're looking forward to shop for their parents and
and or call 541-732-5193. putting a new spin on a siblings without having
favorite tradition." to spend all the allowance
Public viewing The Festival of Trees is
known for its elaborately-
money they've saved up."
The 26th annual
Watch for the Allaboard Trolley. New! Black Rock coffee will be on-site. decorated trees, lively holiday party, and Providence Festival of Trees is also
Friday, Dec. 1 Sunday, Dec. 3 the opportunity for local children to meet
and take pictures with Santa. While the
honoring veterans and active members
of the military for the first time this
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. traditional favorites will still be featured, year. Saturday, December 2, the Verizon
Seniors Free Day Kids Free Day the 26th year of the festival aims to spark Foundation is providing free entry to
(Free admission for people age 60+) (Free admission for kids ages 12 and under)
Sponsored by Lithia Auto Stores
a new passion for the season in children, veterans and members of the military
Sponsored by Southern Oregon Orthopedics
families and DIY decorators looking with valid identification. On Friday,
Saturday, Dec. 2 Admission prices: for new ideas to incorporate into their
holiday traditions.
December 1, seniors ages 60 and over
get in free thanks to Southern Oregon
10 a.m. – 7 p.m. $5 for general admission
"We really want people of all ages Orthopedics and on Sunday, December
Veterans and military members are free
with ID, courtesy of Verizon Foundation to be inspired by what they see at this 3, all children 12 and under get in free
year's Festival of Trees," said Hutchinson. thanks to Lithia Auto Stores.
"Whether that's inspiring kids at the The Providence Festival of Trees
Proceeds benefit programs and services brand new Children's Store and teaching kicks off its 26th year with the benefit
supported by them the joys of giving, or acting as a real Gala Wednesday, November 29 and the
life Pinterest for families who are looking Holiday Party Thursday, November 30.
for ideas for their own trees at home." Tickets for both are available by calling
When visitors enter this year's festival, 541-732-5193. Public viewing events are
they'll immediately notice a renewed Friday, December 1 through Sunday,
layout which makes it easier to see the December 3. Tickets are available at the
details of each tree, while also enjoying door for $5 per person ages 3 and over.
Hot Artists at the Clayfolk Show
by Robert Johnson W
Van Vleet, Jacksonville
505 N. 5th St, Jacksonville, OR 97530

You may think it was hot in the Rogue Ray Foster, now retired from teaching
Valley this summer, but some of your high school, makes stoneware, often
neighbors were working in temperatures in blue tones, decorated with a variety
well over two thousand degrees. We’re of simple organic designs. These
speaking of clay artists from Jacksonville functional forms typically feature a
and environs, who were firing work mysterious red dot.
for the 42nd annual Clayfolk Show and If you would like to see pictures of
Sale, scheduled for the weekend before these artists’ work, (or just puzzle over
Thanksgiving. You may know some of the red dot) peruse the Clayfolk online
these hot ceramists: gallery at http://www.
Nancy Adams has a
national reputation for Even better, you can talk
colorful vessels adorned with them in person at the
with exquisitely-crafted upcoming Clayfolk Show
animal and plant figures. and Sale, November
She takes her inspiration 17th, 18th, and 19th at the
from Native American Medford Armory at 1710
renditions of totem objects. S. Pacific Highway.
Chris Usher studied It’s the largest ceramic
veterinary medicine art show in Southern 3808 Dark Hollow Road, Medford
in Uruguay, but she is Oregon, featuring
renowned here for her more than seventy clay Incredibly beautiful 2988 sq. ft. Lindal Cedar Home on 3.9 acres. Located on a
animal sculptures, both artists. And, as always, secluded knoll with majestic oak trees, rose and vegetable gardens, fruit trees
large and small. Many it’s the weekend before and fencing for privacy and deer proofing. There are 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths,
depict rare and unusual Thanksgiving—the soaring ceilings, formal dining room, contemporary kitchen, dramatic master
creatures, such as aardvarks and condors. perfect time for holiday shopping. suite and a sunroom. Custom cabinetry, walls of glass and new decks. 682 sq. ft.
Kazuko Young brings a Japanese accent There is no admission fee. garage includes a shop.
to her clay work, done in the raku style— On Friday, the doors will be open 4:00- $609,900
meaning that it is pulled directly out of a 9:00pm. To avoid parking hassles that
red-hot fire and plunged into an organic evening, you may take the All Aboard
bed of wood chips or leaves, producing Trolley to the show from the Wal-Mart
incandescent, shimmering colors that can parking lot.
be achieved in no other fashion. On Saturday, the show runs from
John Dodero also makes raku pots with 10:00am-7:00pm and on Sunday,
a Japanese design, but his colors are from 10:00am-4:00pm. Saturday and Sunday,
a different palette—always very intense. shoppers can see pottery-making
John specializes in vases and urns that demonstrations, and everyone (children
seem to bulge and stretch beyond the included) will have the opportunity to try
allowable laws of physics. their hands at clay on Saturday (10:00am-
Jane Anderson’s palette is muted and 5:00pm) and Sunday (11:00am - 3:00pm).
earthy, for she fires her work in a wood- For more information, please visit our
burning kiln—which she built. In an Clayfolk website at or
atmosphere of smoke, fire, and ash, the our Facebook page.
vitrified clay takes on some of the organic Artists clockwise from left, Nancy Young,
characteristics of the wood itself, in the Kazuko Young, Cris Usher, Ray Foster, John
form of ash deposits that become a glaze Dodero. Middle, Jane Anderson.
at white-hot temperatures.

Brodie Dental Sponsoring Angel Tree Gift Program
Every year, dozens of caring businesses return an unwrapped gift matching the
in Jackson County participate in the information provided on the tag to the
Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Toy Drive clinic or to the Salvation Army, where it
program to brighten the lives of families will be given to a deserving child in our
here in the community. Angel
Rogue Valley. Kyleen, Miles and Tree Gifts may
This year, more Dr. Scott Brodie be dropped-off
Rogue Valley at Brodie Dental
businesses will or the Salvation
participate in Army through
the program, December 15.
collecting toys Dr. Scott
for 3000 Jackson Brodie and his
County kids age wife, Kyleen, say
12 and under! "We have always
Thanks to believed in doing
your generosity, community service
children in our through our rotary
community who club and various
might go without other volunteer
holiday gifts will receive them! In 2016, organizations. Now, more than ever, we
Brodie Dental supported this worthy feel the tug at our hearts to remain active
cause, helping more than 60 local kids in members in the community we so dearly
the Jacksonville area, up from 40 in 2015! love and support the Angel Tree program
With your help this year, the clinic hopes whole-heartedly. If we are not willing
to help more than 75 local kids. to work for improvements, how can we
The program is simple: just stop-by expect others to do the same?"
Brodie Dental from 8:00am-5:00pm, Brodie Dental (541-899-8833) is
Monday through Thursday and pick- conveniently located at 305 Shafer Lane,
up an Angel Tree Gift Tag from the Jacksonville and the Salvation Army (541- 773-
holiday tree in the lobby. Then, just 6965) is located at 304 Beatty Street, Medford.
News From Britt Hill
by Donna Briggs, Britt President & CEO

Our Community is Bigger
than You Think!

Photo by Mike Gantenbein

think we can Britt plays an important and
all agree that inseparable role in this community. Being
Britt is a part in business exclusively in Jacksonville
of Jacksonville for 55 years, we know and appreciate
and Jacksonville the uniqueness of our community. That
is a part of Britt. is why Britt continues to do the best that
Moreover, because we can through facility improvements,
of Britt Music expanded free education programs, and
and Arts Festival, world-class music that supports our local
our Jacksonville economy. Any successful local real estate
community is broker will tell you that Britt is one of
bigger than we think! Meaning that their most important sales tools.
support for this community reaches far Jacksonville is a special place, from
beyond our city limits. Did you ever its natural beauty and diverse people
stop to think about the fact that Britt to its commitment to philanthropy and
supporters invest in Jacksonville from support for our neighbors and friends.
all over the northwest, and that makes Together, from the small business
them part of our community? The word owners to the Booster Club to Rotary to
“community” can be defined as “a group the Community Center, our work helps
of people with a particular characteristic make this community a special place.
or interest in common.” I have also seen To our supporters, patrons, and
it defined as “a feeling of fellowship with neighbors everywhere, this November, I’d
others, as a result of sharing common like to thank you all for your incredible
attitudes, interests, and goals.” Therefore, support of all things Britt and all things
if a Vancouver, Washington Foundation Jacksonville. I am grateful for your
invests $300,000 in Britt/Jacksonville or an dedication to our community and your
individual philanthropist from Ashland passion for where we live, work, and play.
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Live Local Music Scene
by Marshall Thompson

Focus on Nick Garrett-Powell

hen talking about the young Nick's talent extends far beyond
and terminally-handsome Nick performance. He’s a teacher, a freelance
Garrett-Powell, my wife quotes photographer, has studied music
Keith Carradine from the movie, “Kill composition at SOU, and learned audio
Bill,” remarking, “I like his hair!” A while engineering at The Musicians Institute
back I wandered in on Nick Garrett- in Hollywood. I would strongly suggest
Powell who was performing solo at South that you get yourself down to South
Stage Cellars, where Stage Cellars, or
he periodically plays anywhere else
guitar and sings. For Nick might be
lack of a better word, playing locally,
he is amazing. I found and get to know
myself thinking him, and his
that he should be music, before he
playing at Carnegie heads back to
Hall. He's that good. Hollywood or
Don't get me wrong. gets invited to
South Stage Cellars play at Carnegie
is a musician's Hall, where the
venue, located in a ticket price is
beautiful historic much higher.
brick building that There's one
was constructed thing I'd like to
when Lincoln was clarify. Don't
President. I know wait to hear
from experience Nick playing
it's a great place to perform, and a solo. Nick is one half of The Fret
great place for wine tasting, too. I'm Drifters who play locally at wineries,
just saying that we're lucky to have restaurants, and bars in and around
Nick performing here in Jacksonville. Jacksonville. His partner, Andy Casad,
I heard him play, “Manic Depression,” is also talented beyond words, and I
available on YouTube and “All Along the plan to feature him in a future “Live
Watch Tower,” featuring his guitar and Local Music Scene.”
vocals. Both songs were performed by Attention Local Musicians: Boomtown
Jimi Hendrix back in the day, but given Saloon in Downtown Jacksonville has
modern effects and Nick's innate talent, started an “Acoustic Open Mic Night”
the songs were just as electrifying, every Wednesday from 7:00-10:00pm,
maybe even more so. His original songs, hosted by Brian Hughes-Oliver. And,
and guitar creations, are also superb. there’s a $ 50.00 cash prize each week!
The Unfettered Critic
by Paula Block Erdmann & Terry Erdmann
Southern Oregon
is Subaru Country
ay we get personal here? We Fox Pictures. One day I learned that
have a tale to tell. Twentieth had made a distribution deal
Many of you know writer with Reiner—and I was assigned to the
William Goldman for his Academy promotion team. Chills, you might say.
Award-winning screenplays to Butch The movie opened as a modest hit.
Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and All Critics said things like “...engaging...”
The President’s Men. None of his work, and “ well enough.” The studio,
however, is remembered as fondly as his as with all films, let The Princess Bride
story of Buttercup slowly fade. But it
and Westley. He Photo courtesy of Castle Rock Entertainment didn’t. Fans began
wrote the beloved quoting lines from
fantasy romance it, like “You killed
The Princess Bride my father. Prepare
as a present to to die.” At the
his two young studio, we learned
daughters. It soon that the Science
became a present Fiction Writers
to us all. And we, of America, who
your critics, got to yearly present
peek into a corner “The Hugo
of the package. Awards,” had
Goldman wrote nominated The
his novel in 1973. Princes Bride for
One of us—Terry Cary Elwes and Robin Wright “Best Dramatic
here—read and in The Princess Bride. Presentation.” And
loved it, and bought numerous copies for I was chosen to attend the ceremony, at
friends. Meanwhile, Goldman (unknown the World Science Fiction Convention in
to me, of course), had turned his story Atlanta, GA. Paula (she gets to enter the
into a screenplay. Several film studios, story here) and I flew down, hopeful,
we later learned, were interested in but aware of our serious competition:
producing it, but only if he eliminated the Robocop, Predator, The Witches of Eastwick,
“strange” scenes of a grandfather reading and the pilot to a new TV show, Star Trek:
the fantasy to his grandson. Goldman The Next Generation.
refused, calling those scenes essential. In a ballroom filled with people, we
The screenplay floated around waited as awards were given for: Best
Hollywood. In 1979, I (Terry again) Novel; Best Short Story; Best Artist;
was working in the Columbia Pictures Best Editor. Then the announcer said:
Story Department (where potential “The Hugo Award for Best Dramatic
screenplays come in). One day an agent Presentation goes to—The Princess
submitted a screenplay—The Princess Bride.” I kissed Paula, ran to the stage,
Bride! I was thrilled. The delivered accepted the rocket ship shaped
copy clearly had been around. It was statuette, and mumbled a spontaneous
bent, stained, and the cover boasted a speech. I have no idea what I said, but
rejection stamp from Universal Pictures. Paula insists it was “fine.”
I raced with it to my boss, who liked it. I carried the award, wrapped in a hotel Over the river and through the wood.
But the Columbia brass rejected it. towel, back to L.A. where I delivered it to
Goldman, meanwhile, wasn’t giving up. Rob Reiner’s office. A secretary casually Subaru makes getting there half the fun!
At one point, director Richard Lester accepted it—and I went back to work.
(A Hard Day’s Night) wanted to direct. Love for The Princess Bride has never
At another, actor Christopher Reeve faded. The book has never gone out
(Superman) wanted to play Westley. of print. This month marks the 30th Test drive one today at:
Neither happened. Then Goldman Anniversary of the movie’s release. I
met Rob Reiner—“Meathead” from asked Paula if I could tell our tale.
All in the Family. Reiner had formed She responded: “As you wish.”
a production company. He loved the Paula and Terry each have long impressive-
screenplay, and managed to finance sounding resumes implying that they are
the production. It was now early 1987, battle-scarred veterans of life within the
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Behind the Scenes
520 N. 5 St. by Robin Downward, Artistic Director
Calvary Church Randall Theatre Company
Our 2018 Season is Coming!
10 E. 3rd St.

s 2017 comes to a close, I wanted Following will be the musical comedy,
to share with our Jacksonville "Pippin." This musical surrounds Pippin,
family what is in-store for you the firstborn son of Charlemagne who
in 2018. We have so many shows we are finds his life lacking excitement so he
excited about and we look forward to goes in search of fulfillment. The recent
presenting them to you. revival on Broadway won the Tony
To open the season, we bring to our Award for best revival of a musical.
Jacksonville stage the classic musical In the summer, productions in our
comedy "Singin in the Rain." This musical Medford location start back up with
“Community Spirit, was adapted from the movie version of the two person musical comedy, "Pete
the same name. As I'm & Keely." A divorced
Professional Standard” sure you will remember, couple who were once
this movie starred Gene
Kelly, Donald O'Connor,
and Debbie Reynolds.
2018 the highlight of 1950's
and 1960's Las Vegas
entertainment come back
Come support your It offers a lighthearted together in the 1970's to
depiction of Hollywood perform for the first time
live theater company in the late 1920s, with the since their divorce on a
three leads portraying live TV show. They use
performers caught up in the show to work through
the transition from silent their "differences" and
films to "talkies." comedy ensues.
Next up is a slick musical called "Blues Following that in Medford is the
in the Night," which highlights blues comedy musical, "Disenchanted," where
UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS music from the 20's and 30's. This musical "Disney" princesses tell their stories of
will not disappoint as the actors cast what life is really like for them in the
in this show are top-notch singers and kingdom. We jump back to Jacksonville
performers in the valley. for the thriller "Gaslight." This play
Jacksonville After that, we have the highly focuses on a seemingly normal couple,
successful Broadway Musical, "Jekyll & the Manninghams. It turns out that
520 N. 5th St. Hyde." Robin Downward (I) will reprise the suave Jack Manningham is slowly
Improv Comedy Show the role first done on the Camelot stage in
2013. The story of a man trying to unlock
torturing his wife, Bella, into insanity
under the guise of kindness.
Nov. 10th - 19th the secrets of what makes a human being For Halloween, for those who enjoy
turn to the darkness so that he may help a very macabre flavor, the Medford
others to remain in the light. Randall will have its October haunted
Next is a wild comedy called "Black house fundraiser along with adding the
Comedy." The play is written to be staged spoof musical of the horror movie, "Evil
under a reversed lighting scheme: the Dead" with "Evil Dead, The Musical."
Jacksonville play opens on a darkened stage. A few Rounding-out its season in
520 N. 5th St. minutes into the show there is a short
circuit, and the stage is illuminated to
Jacksonville, the last production of
2018 will be, "A Christmas Carol,
Musical reveal the characters in a "blackout." The The Musical," adapted from the 2014
title of the play is a pun. Action that is television movie musical of the same
Dec. 8th - 31st supposed to take place in darkness to the name. With so much to see and love, we
characters is played in full light for the hope you come see us!
audience to watch the hilarious action.

Medford Chamber Chat
by Tim Balfour, Executive Director
10 E. 3rd St. Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
Holiday Musical Review
Dec. 14, 15, 16, 17
Grateful for Volunteers

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! hen my schedule gets hectic
and my stress level increases, I
Debbie Tollefson, Arlis Duncan, Jeanena
Whitewilson, Ellen Martin, Denise
like to take a deep breath and Cascino, Tony Kilcollins and Steve
reflect on the good things I have to be Carlson for making time to help.
2018 Season Coming Attractions grateful for. And right now I am grateful And for the many people who stepped-
for the many folks who have been so up to portray characters along the route
helpful in pulling together some of our and set-up and break down special
seasonal activities. effects. That list is too long to include
Haunted Trolley: For the Haunted here and more are being added as I write
Trolley Tour, it takes 20 this, but know how much
people each evening, we appreciate you. The live
plus those involved in characters along the route
developing the event in are what make this tour so
advance. Denise Cascino much fun.
and Ellen Martin, all newer And, a very special call out
residents—along with to my mother-in-law. Joanne
… and many more! Connie Bishop and Arlis Renninger. While visiting us
Duncan, were invaluable in from Pennsylvania, she spent
developing the script and some of her time sewing
character ideas. Dan Cascino costumes. I think she was
Jacksonville Box Office is open brought a new vitality to the especially proud of the fact
Tues., Thurs. and Sat. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. special effects with a creative mind and that she did so without any patterns.
technical insight. She customized existing pieces so they
Linda Kestner was there every could be worn by people of various sizes 541-632-3258 evening to check-in our guests and sell and made up new pieces from random
The Randall Theatre is a 501(c)3 full volunteer based tickets along with information center fabric I had collected over the years.
staff and Chamber members to help Some turned-out so nicely that they may
non-profit theater company with greeting and boarding. be used by the Beekman House docents,
The Haunted Trolley narrators served as well. Thanks to her hard work, we are
as ambassadors during the tours and much better prepared for future events.
gave the tours a personal touch. They Take a look at pictures of the Haunted
devoted hours of their time to be very Trolley on the Jacksonville Facebook
Where Magic happens! familiar with the script and the route. page and on our website at: http://
So I’d like to recognize Connie Bishop,
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to ride a bicycle, continues to this day.
enjoying a tire swing In addition to this
and a carefree life style. Joan’s early ministry, Joan and a friend started a unique
education occurred in Oak Park, Illinois, Girl Scout troop, unique in that it was
but, during her senior year in high school, for five disabled adult women. The five
her father was asked to head up the San women looked forward to the weekly Girl
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office, and the family made the move, and games they got to enjoy.
resulting in Joan graduating from Palo The Longs lived 19 miles from the
Alto High School in 1947. Volcano National Park which led to a Pioneer Village Independent & Assisted Living
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father and mother started investing in
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an “educational policy,” a forerunner were gracious hosts and would fulfill a
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while in college. With that incentive,
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Early Childhood Education, receiving
new, the Longs operated their B&B for
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memories, it was at San Jose State that left home and settled on the mainland,
she met Charles Long. While they met Joan and Chuck started thinking about
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transferred to UC Berkeley only to be settled when their first grandchild
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tired of a long-distance romance, were consider moving to Oregon. In 1989 they
married on August 12, 1951. Charles purchased their Jacksonville home on D
returned to Berkeley to continue his Street, which is now the location of the
studies in Soil Science, while Joan took Woodcarving Place. In their first week
her first teaching job. Once Charles in Jacksonville, a neighbor invited them
finished his degree, he took a position to join the Jacksonville Boosters Club,
at UC Davis, and they then started their and they became active members with
family; Michael coming first in 1955, Joan serving as a docent for numerous
followed by Christopher in 1957 and Historic and Home and Garden Tours.
Jonathon in 1959. In addition, Joan and Chuck became
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Digging Jacksonville: Tunnels, and Adits,
Focus on Hanley Farm and Shafts, Oh My!
by Pam Sasseen, Volunteer by Chelsea Rose

e all know that the history dig a hole on their property. Other local
of the city of Jacksonville is accounts suggest that these holes would
intimately tied to the discovery sometimes venture under the homes of
of gold. So it’s not surprising that the unsuspecting neighbors, who could hear
city is home to many of the same myths mysterious voices coming from under
and legends surrounding the gold rush their homes. The miners were quite
that are found across the west. Most daring with their excavations, and the
commonly, it’s the myth of the “Chinese landowners and city officials were rather
tunnels.” Unlike many other areas where accommodating, as the thick “hardpan”
these myths are pervasive, Jacksonville layer under the town and above the
actually is bedrock was
undermined believed to
by a maze of provide the
historic tunnels, needed stability
and not just to support the
abandoned buildings above.
sidewalk In the last few
Make a Holiday Wreath at the Farm vaults which decades, these
are usually the mining features
origin of such have begun

tales. I have seen to collapse.
reaths—a fascinating history helper-elf with him! In addition to several, and Sometimes
and beautiful holiday tradition! visiting with Santa and making wreaths, you only have the support
The word “wreath” is from an take time to browse our Holiday to do a short timbers have
English word meaning “twist, such as in Boutique; join your children at the Kids Google search rotted away,
a circle.” And, wreath, translated literally, Craft Corner; and enjoy hot cider and to read about This mine shaft was exposed under a sidewalk on and sometimes
means “a thing bound around,” from the yummy treats available to purchase. the sinkholes the east side of town a few years back. It measured buried water
Greek word “diadema.” In Christianity, Wreath Making is November 25, and collapsed 4’ wide by roughly 10’ deep before it was filled-in lines have burst
the wreath was used to symbolize Christ, 11:00am-3:00pm. Admission: FREE! tunnels that by the City of Jacksonville. and eroded the
the “circular shape, with no beginning Wreath-Making Kits: $15 ($10/SOHS have occurred soil above the
or end, representing eternity or life Members). For more information, visit over the years. Most notably, several tunnels. Most of the backyard shafts were
never-ending.” In ancient Rome, wreaths, or call 541-773- have been seen around the Jacksonville backfilled after World War II, but it is
were hung on doors, 6536, ext. 202. Hanley Library, (check-out the great interpretive unclear what the methodology was—if
representing victory. Farm, 1053 Hanley sign describing past mining in the area there was one—for filling the mine shafts
And the Greeks and Road, Central Point. next time you are there) but they are was at the time.
Romans made laurel Windows in actually located all over town. When these historic tunnels are exposed,
wreaths to be worn Time Series—On First, some mining terminology: A they are impressive (and a bit terrifying).
as headdresses to November 1 & 8, Tunnel is an underground passageway. An They could range from a small hole to a six-
represent “one’s Linda Cordia is Adit is a horizontal tunnel, and a Shaft is a foot-wide shaft running twenty feet deep.
occupation, rank, the guest speaker vertical entry passage used for access or to Today, these unique features represent
achievements and with a presentation haul goods into our out of a mine. The dirt archaeological sites that can help us learn
status,” and were on “The Fruits of excavated to create these underground about the past, and the ways in which
used to crown the their Labors: The passageways was hauled up and panned residents have used ingenuity and some
Olympic Games Bracero Program in for gold using whatever nearby water elbow grease to literally carve out a living
winners. In the Southern Oregon, source was available. Sometimes old during hard times.
early 19th century, 1942-1945.” The mining sites were reworked, sometimes Want to get a look at some of historic
wreaths would be Bracero Program was new ones were created. mine shafts? Head on up to the
laid on graves to a series of laws and So, where did these tunnels come Jacksonville Woodlands trail system
honor the dead. Over the centuries, diplomatic agreement, initiated in 1942. from? The majority of the adits and shafts where you can get a firsthand view of
the wreath has evolved and is now a Ms. Cordia will discuss this program under Jacksonville today were excavated Jacksonville’s Depression Era mining
traditional form of decoration during and the 1943 Braceros strike in Medford, during the local wave of Depression Era past! Think you might have a collapsing
the Yuletide Season, hung on doors as Oregon. The Braceros staged a work mining—long after Chinese miners had left shaft or tunnel on your property? Treat
a “form of welcome, providing cheer to stoppage to protest their pay, which the area. One such miner was ‘Blackie’ the site with caution and contact the
visitors, both old and new,” symbolizing was based on per-box, versus per hour Wilson who lived in the old train depot City of Jacksonville Public Works team
peace, joy and contentment. work. Presentations are noon-1:00pm on (now the Chamber of Commerce Visitor to have them take a look. Be sure to get
And what a lovely tradition it is. On Wednesday, November 1 at the Medford Center). Long time Jacksonville resident pictures and document the site, so we can
November 25, you can make your own Library, 205 S. Central Avenue and Louis Applebaker recalled that Blackie keep track of these important resources!
personal wreath at Hanley Farm. Or, on Wednesday, November 8, Ashland would knock on doors in town and offer
make two wreaths—one to adorn your Library at 410 Siskiyou Boulevard. residents 10% of the gold if they let him
family’s front door, and the other to give Windows in Time is a series of free
as a gift! Wreath-making kits will be monthly lectures sponsored by the Chelsea Rose is an historical archaeologist
available with all of the materials needed Southern Oregon Historical Society and who specializes in the settlement and
to make a wreath, including the grapevine the Jackson County Library Services. development of the American West. Chelsea
base, choice of greens and berries—all Hanley Farm, owned and operated by and the Southern Oregon University
with natural materials clipped from the Southern Oregon Historical Society, Laboratory of Anthropology (SOULA)
Hanley farm’s trees and bushes. is located at 1053 Hanley Road, between conduct archaeology across Oregon and have
A Visit From Santa Claus—As a Jacksonville and Central Point. For done several projects in Jacksonville. You can
special treat, straight from the North information,, 541-773- reach Chelsea at and follow
Pole, Santa Claus has accepted our 6536, Facebook/HanleyFarm and Facebook/ SOULA on Facebook/Southern Oregon
invitation, and he’s bringing his favorite SouthernOregonHistoricalSociety. University Laboratory of Anthropology.

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News from Friends of Jacksonville's
Historic Cemetery
by Dirk J. Siedlecki, President – FOJHC

Meet the Pioneers 2017
Photo by Ken Gregg

September Community Clean-up Hostesses to the Players: Kept our Players
Day—Thank you to all who were able to nourished in between performances,
join us on Saturday, September 30 for our Beverly Helvie and Eloise Cady.
annual fall clean-up day of the cemetery Ticket and Boarding Area: Thank you
grounds. While the turn-out was a bit and much appreciation to our staff down
smaller than in the past, the group was in the ticket and boarding area, Mary
amazing and managed to fill 60 very large Siedlecki, Katie Haugse, Joan Hess, Pam
bags with leaves. These annual clean-up Smith, Kathy Waltz, Peter Grant, Jack
days continue to pay off by keeping the Helvie and Tony Hess.
cemetery looking tidy and safe for visitors Pre-Ticket Sales during the month of
to walk about. My sincere appreciation to September: Joan Hess, Linda Kestner,
the following folks: Linda Kestner, Steve Karen Markman, Ellen Martin, Gail
and Susan Casaleggio, Vivienne Grant, Nicholson, Dee Reynar, Betsy Sharp, Pam
John Welsh, Beverly Helvie, Vicki Lucus, Smith and Katy Waltz.
Lois Cartier and Kathy Garrett. Pre Tour Set-up Crew: Rob Buerk, Ruth
The Return of Meet the Pioneers— Goldfarb, Tony Hess, Linda Kestner, Ellen
While I must admit that I was a little Martin, Dick Meyers, Mary Siedlecki.
nervous about what to expect with The morning after Clean-up Crew:
bringing back Meet the Pioneers after Kathie Haugse, Dianne Helmer, Tony
taking a year off in 2016, my fears quickly
disappeared after tickets went on sale on
Hess, Linda Kestner, Dick Meyers and
Mary Siedlecki. Jacksonville Company
September 6. The response was amazing
and we played to sell-out audiences on
A special thank you goes to Ken Gregg
for taking photographs of the Players and Where style meets elegance.
both days. Our wonderful cast: Steve and to Bill and Debbie Miller for taking video
Mary Ann Carlson, Steve Casaleggio, Jim of this year's production. 155 West California Street • Jacksonville
Davidian, Vivienne Grant, Jois Harkness, My sincere appreciation to our
Robert Hight, Constance Jesser, Carolyn Research Committee who get the ball
Kingsnorth, Marcy McQuillan, Anne rolling each year: Dianne Helmer, Ellen
Peugh, Lynn Ransford, David Sours, Lara Martin, Dick Meyers, Gail Nicholson, Dee
Stazdas, Seth Weintraub and Ann Wilton Reynar and Pam Smith.
presented some very interesting and Thank you to the residents and staff
informative stories of early Pioneers and of of Pioneer Village for their support of
historic events in the Rogue Valley. Those this special event since 2006, and to Jo Parker
attending had nothing but high praise for Trevor Cull for driving our guests and
the performances of the cast and for this volunteers up and down the Cemetery
year's stories. Our sincere appreciation to Road. Our thanks to the Jacksonville
all the Players for an outstanding job and Review, the Visitor's Center, City of
for all the time they spent learning their Jacksonville and our cemetery neighbors
lines and in rehearsal. The new format and for their support. We would also like Ronit
revised tour times were generally well- to acknowledge the Southern Oregon
received by those attending. It certainly Historical Society, Jackson County
made for a safer operation and required Genealogical Library, Sue Waldron, follow us!

less volunteer hours to setup and cleanup. Bill Miller and Carolyn Kingsnorth for
Our Guides: Thank you to all our research material and story lines.
guides for safely leading our tour groups
along the tour route. Rob Buerk, Susan
Casaleggio, Arlis Duncan, Cindy Furrow,
Finally, thank you to all of you who
attended this year's Meet the Pioneers
and for your continued support of this
WillowCreek Jacksonville
Ruth Goldfarb, Dianne Helmer, Robert very popular Jacksonville event which Find the Gifts You Seek at WillowCreek!
Heltberg, Linda Kestner, Ellen Martin, helps fund the work of our organization. Anne
Dick Meyers, Gail Nicholson, Dee We have much to be thankful for so
Reynar, Ken Reynar, Ron Ruppert, Bill please enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday
Stanton, Betsy Sharp, and Penn Viets. with family and friends. Attitude of Gratitude!
Celebrating 5 years – thanks to the ongoing
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Gates McKibbin, Sharon Mehdi, Mary Lynn Minney,
Susan Murphey, April Olson, Whit Parker,
Kaiyo Racine, Molly Rimkeit, Susan Stanley,
Cheryl von Tress, Andrea Yancey, Elaine Yates Cheryl
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Pioneer Profiles: An 1854 Letter from Oregon
In the mid-1800s, the promise of gold and free land lured fortune seekers, settlers, and
merchants to the newly formed Oregon Territory. Carolyn Kingsnorth has stepped aside from
our pioneer tales this month so that you can hear from an actual pioneer. A big thank you to
historian Ben Truwe for discovering this letter from a 25-year-old lawyer named Orange Jacobs
who arrived in Oregon from Michigan in 1852. Jacobs settled in Jacksonville a year later and
opened a law practice. On October 17, 1854, he wrote the following letter to the Philadelphia
Public Ledger from Sterlingville, now a ghost town but originally located about 6 miles south
of Jacksonville. The Ledger published it on its front page on December 28, 1854.
Messrs. Editors: In all mining districts there is a grocery
As the tide of immigration is flowing for every twenty or thirty men, and every
towards this country, and many are leaving grocery has a bar attached, where the
the good old Keystone to seek a home in commonest kind of liquor is sold at 25
the Far West, a voice from Oregon might cents per glass. The gaming table found
not be uninteresting to your numerous in all groceries is seldom unoccupied;
readers—the world, I might say—for in fact, it seems as though men in this
through your columns, correspondents are country had lost all self-respect, have no
heard throughout the globe. ambition, and are perfectly reckless of
This country has been misrepresented what their future fate may be.
in many respects in the States, as all new No respect whatever is paid to the
countries ever will be; the bright side Sabbath—all stores are open and all
over displayed, the success of the few gaming tables full, barkeepers busy at
trumpeted forth in work—gambling
glowing colors; the and drinking going
toil, the hardships on as if God had
and sufferings no claim on the
that thousands inhabitants of this
daily endure, with country.
the vain hope to Women are scarce
amass a fortune, here (in the mines).
and after years It may be that their
of perseverance gentle influence
and suffering in might have some
body and mind effect in arresting
are unable to save vice, and restoring
enough to carry morality, if it could
them to their once- be felt among men
happy homes, is who once regarded
never spoken of. them as "God's best
Yet this country is gift to man."
not all bad, but very This country,
different from what now, is quite
the mass that come thickly settled, and
here expect to find the immigration
it. The greater part from the States
of the Territory is seems to be on the
very mountainous, increase. Some
this part particularly, few have arrived
though the Rogue from across the
River Valley is but a plains, and many
few miles from this more are on the
place. It is a beautiful way. This season
valley, about twenty great trouble is
miles long, and from apprehended from
one to five wide, and the Indians, and
good farming land, several companies
but suffers much have gone out
for want of water. to meet the
On one side of this immigration from
valley is the much this and other parts
talked-of Table Rock, of Oregon. Scarcely
from which Indian had they left when
Sam was heard the news came by
distance of six miles Orange Jacobs, earlier and later portraits express that eight
giving orders to his men were killed
men last summer, during the war. and four women and children taken
The land claims in this valley are prisoners by the Snake Indians, about
all taken up, as indeed are most of six hundred miles from this place, and
the farmable lands in Oregon. The the next express brought the news that
Willamette and Umpqua, the principal they had also killed the women and
valleys in Oregon, are much larger and children—the particulars of which you
yield large crops of grain. Though all will no doubt have in the paper as soon
those beautiful valleys are taken up, as you will receive this.
not more than one quarter of it is under The Indians here are peaceable,

We’ve come across some unusual objects
cultivation, owing to the fact that, under now, towards the whites, though they
that were part of 19th Century
the old law, settlers were allowed such frequently have disturbances among
Jacksonville life and that make large claims that now they have so much themselves, caused by killing one
for a great guessing game. more land than they can use and will not another, but they generally settle such
let anyone else have it. Many will come difficulties by paying the friends of
Correctly identify the to this country expecting to get good the Indian killed a horse or the gun or
object to the left and farms by settling on them, who will be squaw, according to the value set upon
be entered in a drawing sadly disappointed, and their only resort the Indian killed. Such is the Indian idea
for a $25 gift certificate from will be to the mines. of justice in this country.
There they will find that speculators Well, I suppose there is many a white
hold all the claims and the only way murderer gets off in the States with less cost.
to get into them will be to buy at an Some two months ago we had reason
exorbitant price, and seldom take out to prepare for war with them, caused by
more than the claim costs. A great deal a white man, on Galice Creek, shooting
of gold is found in this part of Oregon, an Indian who figured conspicuously last
Message us on Facebook but it is what the miners call "spotted," summer in the war. He was one of a party
or e-mail your answer by so that but few make their pile, whilst who killed eight white men whose hair can
thousands make but little more than yet be seen amongst the brush on the banks
NOVEMBER 15TH board, but work on them day to day, of Galice Creek, at the sight of which every
to in the hope that they will yet make it white man swears vengeance against
"big." Provisions and everything for sale every Indian accused of the murder. The
Char Walker correctly identified our in the mines are high; common brown same Indian who was killed helped to rob
October candle wick trimmer sugar sells for 37½ cents; coffee the same; and then shot at a man from Philadelphia
and snuffer and wins a bacon, 37½ to 40; tobacco, $1.17 per lb.; (since returned). The ball struck a tree but
$25 Pony Espresso gift card. salt, $5 for 20-lb. sack, and all other goods a few inches from his left breast.
in like proportion. Profiles - Cont'd. on Pg. 35
As Rod Stewart’s Famous Song Says,
“Every Picture Tells a Story, Don’t It?”

Progress on Community Center
as of October16, 2017
Volunteers scrape to prepare
Sampson House for painting

Community Center Communiqué
News Updates on the Jacksonville Community
Center by David Doi
First truss The foundation is finished, the framing is up and the trusses are installed. The dream of
a Jacksonville Community Center (JCC) / Cedars on 4th is becoming a reality. JCC still
needs volunteers to work on construction and to help develop programing. If you would
like to help, please email Lori Grable at We also need funds
to finish construction and develop programs. Please send donations to: Jacksonville
Community Center, P.O. Box 1435, Jacksonville OR 97530. Thank you for support.
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A Few Minutes with the Mayor City Snapshot
by Paul Becker City Council Meeting, October 3, Council voted unanimously to no
2017—During Public Comment, Tony longer consider purchasing the Spring
Hess urged Council to consider moving Air commercial site on North 5th Street
forward with several beneficial smaller- as a proposed location for a new fire
Notes for November scale projects and adopting a 5-year station. The location is available for sale
plan for implementing projects currently for $1.2 million. The site was brought
under consideration. Hess’ list included to the attention of Council as a possible
expansion of the Public Works facility fire department location by Fire Chief

id you know we have a town political elements who preach hatred behind the library, which he said was Hull in two previous meetings that
historian? Well, we do! He’s one of our President and of our country. cramped due to the city now storing its resulted in council holding a full-length
of the many volunteers who serve Sadly, their hatred has permeated every street sweeper and trolley in 2 of the 7 study session on the matter. Afterwards,
without pay in our community. His name element of our society. existing bays. council voiced its concerns on moving
is Larry Smith and he can just about Such hatred was shown after the Several citizens asked that Council move forward with such action without a
recite the history of any event, person, or Las Vegas shooting tragedy when a ahead on selecting a site for a proposed formal plan as to the city’s long-term
structure within our city. He’s your man seemingly intelligent, well-educated Dog Park including Lonnie Ellis and Karen needs for fire protection services.
if you want to know who did what to woman with a law degree from Barnwell. Ellis asked that City Planner Ian Several councilors seemed interested in
whomsoever in whatsoever year. Columbia University wrote, “I’m actually Foster provide the dog park citizens group discussing a smaller-scale fire services
Recently, Larry took a trip to New not even sympathetic because country music with a list of city-owned property that program focused primarily on EMS
York City where he visited my old digs fans often are Republican gun-toters.” With would handle such a need should the city services. Further comments included
on the Upper West Side. I answered his 59 people dead, and hundreds wounded decide to move in that direction. contracting with either Fire District 2 or 3
questions as well as I could about what it on the ground, her remark was so horrific Council approved two grants for services, to purchasing smaller service
was like growing up there, but realized that even CBS, her employer, no bastion as recommended by the Transient vehicles, and the viability of upgrading
it was an experience we all go through, of conservatism, fired her in less than Lodging Tax Committee for: Art the existing station. Council touched
unique to only ourselves. 24 hours. Haley Geftman-Gold, the lady Presence—Repairing Damaged Walls on the concept of hiring a professional
We lived on the fifth floor of what is in question apologized immediately, and Replacing Flooring in the Historic consultant to study the issue as well as
called a tenement. In fancy buildings admitting she never should have posted County Jail in the amount of $ 2,200 and directing Chief Hull to formulate a long-
with doormen, the higher your floor such remarks on Facebook for all to $6200 for the Jacksonville Chamber of range plan for the department.
the higher your rent was. In tenements, see. Perhaps, but the point is she really Commerce—2018 Advertising Plan.
without elevators, it was just the opposite. believes what she said or she wouldn’t
But what are five flights of stairs to a have posted them.
youngster taking them three at a time? Each day some entertainer comes forth
Fire Department Service Delivery
Like most people on our block, my to tell the rest of us that we are all doomed by Fire Chief Devin Hull
parents were the working poor. Around with this President. Miley Cyrus was
the corner, in the buildings with elevators so angry she vowed to leave the United When, where, and how much are the Prevention of death and disability
and doormen, they were middle class. States forever if Donald Trump became common questions asked by administrators, secondary to acute coronary syndromes is
The difference between these two worlds President. She hasn’t left yet, but she’s still city or county council, and citizens when also an issue of time. The American Heart
can be illustrated by the shoes each wore. angry. However, as Mark Twain warned, it comes to determining the resources Association 2005 guidelines for CPR and
When our shoes wore down to a point “Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the for Fire Departments. Determining the Emergency Cardiac Care emphasize the
where the soles had a hole in them, we vessel in which it is stored than to anything on proper level of resources to deploy for a importance of shortening response time to
stuffed them with cardboard until the which it is poured.” fire department involves asking the same suspected cardiac arrest patients. If brain
money was there to repair them while There is another entertainer who questions as well as balancing the safety tissues are deprived of oxygen, they will
hoping it wouldn’t rain. Around the showed the world that she is a true class concerns of citizens and the financial begin to die within four to six minutes.
corner they simply bought new shoes. act. Taylor Swift, upon hearing that a situation of the local government. For that reason, it is imperative to begin
The kids on my block had just as much police officer from California died in Of the ‘when, where, and how’ resuscitation measures as soon as possible.
pride and got just as much out of life the Las Vegas massacre, sent dozens questions “where” is the biggest question Highlights of the 2005 American
as the kids in the high rent district… of flower arrangements together with and has the most impact on other Heart Association Guidelines for
perhaps more, because we played in her condolences to the officer’s police decisions. Some of the areas it can impact Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and
the streets. Our favorite form of play department. A caring person, she also include: how many units are needed, Emergency Cardiovascular Care, found
was called stoop ball, a game which even voiced an understanding of the dangers how big should they be, and when that defibrillation was most effective if
the great Willie Mays grew up playing. of anger when she once said, “Red is such should the units be deployed. All of this it was provided within six minutes of
Income-redistribution proponents an interesting color to correlate with emotion, impacts overall cost. the patient’s initial collapse. The study
would likely never accept the fact that because it’s on both ends of the spectrum. Poorly-placed fire stations, apparatus also found the following: Effectiveness
we were as happy as those kids living On one end you have happiness, falling in and personnel often results in more decreased significantly as the interval
in their spacious apartments with newer love, infatuation with someone, passion, all resources being placed in the community between cardiac arrest and defibrillation
shoes. Still, I would like to believe that. On the other end you’ve got obsession, than are needed to provide the desired increased between 6 and 11 minutes. And
their motives are humanitarian and are jealousy, danger, fear, anger and frustration.” level of service. The availability of land after 11 minutes, the odds of patient survival
therefore, whether they know it or not, That’s quite an observation. I’m not to build on impacts the cost and the size were extremely poor. The odds of patient
based on Christ’s dictum to, “Love one angry at anybody and I haven’t put of a new station, which can also impact survival were doubled if ALS (paramedic)
another as I have loved thee.” However, I cardboard in my shoes for years, but if I the types of apparatus that can be located care was provided alongside BLS
do not believe that can be said of today’s had to, I still wouldn’t be angry. at that station. Deciding how many (layperson/police officer/EMT) defibrillation
emergency response resources to deploy, at all points prior to 11 minutes.
and where, is not an exact science. There The American College of Emergency
are no perfect deployment models, but Physicians noted that for every minute
CITY OF JACKSONVILLE there are a lot of resources, studies and data of cardiac arrest, the chance of survival
that support devolving these standards. decreases up to 10 percent. Fire
OFFICE HOURS The available sources, include the Departments and EMS systems should
Insurance Services Office (ISO), the attempt to achieve travel times of 3-4
CITY OFFICE National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), minutes for medical first response and
Monday - Friday the Commission on Fire Accreditation 4-6 minutes for advanced life support.
8:30am - 4:00pm International (CFAI), the Occupational Our Fire Departments average response
Safety and Health Administration time from 911 activation to units on scene
MUNICIPAL COURT CLERK (OSHA), American Heart Association is 4 minutes for (ALS / BLS) care within
Monday - Friday (AHA), and comparable departments City limits of Jacksonville 24 hours a
City offices have moved to 9:00am - 4:00pm across the nation. day 365 days a year. This is something
206 N Fifth Street! The ultimate decision is based on a that everyone in the community of
combination of risk analysis, professional Jacksonville should be proud of.
judgment, and the city’s willingness to Insurance Services Office (ISO)—The
Dropbox relocated to corner of N. Fifth and D Street. accept more or less risk. Accepting more ISO is a national insurance engineering
risk generally means that fewer resources service organization that assigns a
541-899-1231 • are deployed, though deploying more public protection classification (PPC) to
resources is no guarantee that loss will jurisdictions based on fire department
PLANNING DEPARTMENT HOURS - Direct #: 541-899-6873 be less, especially in the short term. services. Insurance companies typically
Obviously, there are many pieces to establish insurance rates for individual
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Submit all applications consider, but there are some good sources occupancies or groups of occupancies
& Friday 8:30am-2:00pm & pick-up all permits: to draw on to help make the decisions. based on the PPC.
Wednesday: Closed to Public Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: Response Time Standards: Emergency PPCs are established using the ISO’s Fire
8:30am-12noon Medical Services—One method of Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS). Once
measuring and evaluating response times widely used by fire departments to evaluate
JACKSONVILLE CITY SCHEDULE is to count the number of patients who system performance, the FSRS’s use is
survive to the point of being released somewhat limited in that it only evaluates
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, November 7, 6:00pm (OCH)
from a hospital. Although survival is fire protection (not EMS, which most
PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, November 8, 6:00pm (OCH) not solely a function of the timeliness fire departments now provide to some
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, November 21, 6:00pm (OCH) of care, time is crucial to a critically degree). Also, the FSRS does not consider
HARC: Wednesday, November 22, 6pm (OCH) injured or seriously ill patient. Guidelines efficiency (e.g., how many resources are
published by Basic Trauma Life Support deployed in comparison to the number of
For Jacksonville City Council Meeting Minutes, Agendas/Packets and Audio Files, International (a widely known training actual calls). Though not as widely used
please visit and click on the City Council tab. institute) suggest that a trauma patient’s now, ISO ratings are still appropriate to
odds of survival are directly linked to the consider as part of a more comprehensive
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 amount of time that elapses between the system performance review.
injury and definitive surgical treatment. Fire - Cont'd. on Pg. 24
Let's Talk Real Estate
by Graham Farran, Expert Properties

9 Ways to Prepare for Winter

ow that the leaves are falling, as winter nears. If it looks like you’re
you know snow and freezing living inside a waterfall when it rains,
Timber R dge temperatures are soon to follow. water is missing your gutter system
E S T A T E S Here are 9 good ideas to implement before completely and it may be directed to
winter to prevent costly home repairs. your foundation instead. 1. Prevent Plumbing Freezes – Protect 6. Smoke Detectors, Fire Extinguishers
Outdoor Faucets—Rupturing occurs and Carbon Monoxide Detectors—Test
SOL SOL SOL SOL when a pipe freezes and the water inside your detectors to make sure they work.

STEEPLE VIEW it expands. You can protect your exterior Replace batteries if needed. Have spare

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or adding a faucet protector which can 7. Fill in the Gaps—Finding the places




cost less than $10. Protect your interior where cold air sneaks into your home can






pipes by ensuring drastically reduce









your thermostat is your heating bills

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SOL never set below 50 this winter. Cracks
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degrees. Disconnect can be easily and
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and drain garden inexpensively sealed

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t o D ow nt ow n hoses. If your with a simple tube
exterior faucets of caulk, and it’s
Timber Ridge Estates in Jacksonville aren’t self-draining,
be sure to turn off
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a well, make sure the pipes in the well from billowing down and into your home.
house are insulated, or make sure there is 8. Get Personal with Your
a heat source in the well house. Thermostat—We all know we should,
2. Tune-up Your Heating System— but we seem to have some mental block
Don’t wait until the first cold snap to when it comes to programming our
Expert Properties discover that the heat isn’t going to
work. Turn your furnace on and make
thermostats to align with our schedules.
It’s not that hard, and sometimes, all it
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sure it runs. If you have a monitor takes is buying a new one that suits you.
Sales: (541) 899-7788 | heater, make sure you have ample Maybe you’ll like a Wi-Fi thermostat
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low—you run the risk of running out thrill each time you swipe your app, or
and freezing pipes. While you’re at it, maybe you will like the Nest Thermostat
don’t forget to replace the furnace filter, that learns your temperature likes.
which cleans the air in your home. 9. Prep Your Yard—Your yard may
3. Fireplace—What better way to beat take a beating this winter, but a little
the cold than the heat of a wood burning prep now can help your lawn be lush
fireplace! Prep your fireplace by clearing and green again once the warm weather
out any debris that might be left over comes back. Spend a few hours fertilizing
from last season. Have the chimney and ridding your lawn of leaves now,
cleaned once a year if you use it a lot. and reap the benefits later.
Lastly, be sure your screen is still in good Lastly, enjoy the best that winter offers
shape to shield your flooring from any in Southern Oregon. The great downhill
flying sparks. skiing of Mt Ashland, snowmobiling,
4. Window Air-Conditioners—You cross country skiing, a drive to Becky’s
should not have any air conditioners Café, guided hikes at Crater Lake, ice
in the windows. If you do, remove fishing at frozen high mountain lakes,
them and replace the windows to their snowshoeing or just a reading a book by
proper positions. the fireplace.
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Victorian Christmas is coordinated
by the Jacksonville Chamber of 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Beekman House Holiday Tours
Commerce. For more information Beekman Bank Tours (not on 12-23)
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Come get your Gift-Wrapped holiday sweets and support
The Jacksonville Kiwanis Club
Wednesday, November 22nd until Christmas
Monday-Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday Noon-4:00pm
Located in the parking lot of the Calvary Church on N. 5th Street
(Across the street from Pony Espresso)
fresh fudge!
All proceeds from sales are used to benefit local Kiwanis Club Programs such as Doernbecher Children’s Cancer Program, Special Olympics, Student College Scholarships, Cub
Scouts and Boy Scouts, Salvation Army Bell Ringing, Senior Assistance (Wheel Chair Ramps), Baby K Trauma Dolls, South Medford High School Key Club, Student of the Month
(SMHS), Terrific Kids for Local Elementary Schools, Kiwanis One Day (Annual Community Service) Hope and a Future Home for Troubled Women and Other Community Service
120 W California Street • Jacksonville
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Jacksonville Art Events
November 2017 November 2017
Art Presence Art Center Events Calender
Closed This Month for Renovations!
Visit Our Off-Site Exhibits:
~ Abstract paintings by For more, please visit
Patrick Beste on display
at Pioneer Village. & Facebook/TheJacksonvilleReview
~ Graphite drawings by
Walt Wirfs on display in
the Naversen Room at
Jacksonville Library.
ONGOING • Sunday, November 19, 3:00pm:
~ Acrylic figure drawings jacksonville boosters holiday
by Shan Lollis at
• Monday-Friday, 11:30am-12:30pm: lunch fashion show, at The Cheesmonger's Wife. p 4
Medford Public Library. with food & friends, for those 60 or older,
Life Drawing Oddfellows Hall, 175 S. Oregon Street. p 26 • Friday, November 24: "red friday"
Sessions shopping & sipping event at red lily
• Thursdays: schoolhaus BREWHAUS beer vineyards. p 39
Since the gallery is closed
for renovations, we have
dinners 101. p 40
no activities scheduled in • Friday-Sunday, November 24-26:
November. Life drawing • Fridays: live music at schmidt family thanksgiving weekend at schmidt
resumes next month. Graphite by Walt Wirfs vineyards. p 39 family vineyards. p 39
Art Presence Art Center is a nonprofit organization
located at 206 N. Fifth St., next to Jacksonville’s historic NOVEMBER • Saturday, November 25, 11:00am-3:00pm:
courthouse. Gallery hours: 11am–5pm every Fri–Sun. holiday wreath-making at hanley
• Wednesday, November 1, noon-1:00pm: farm. p 12
GoodBean Coffee sohs windows in time series, "The Fruits
November 1–30: Margaret Stermer-Cox of Their Labors: The Bracero Program in Southern • Saturday, November 25, 5:00-6:30pm:
ART'clectic is a group of
Jacksonville artisans who
Oregon, 1942-1945, Medford Library. p 12 jacksonville's christmas tree
come together to present lighting ceremony. p 19
shows and markets sev- • Thursday, November 2, 9, 16, & 30: oysters
eral times a year.  For the & ale at bella union. p 15 SAVE THE DATE!
month of November,
members who create two- • November 2-5: ashland culinary
dimensional art—Patrick • Friday & Saturday, December 1 & 2: garden
Beste, Anthony Laenen, festival, Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites. p 23 club holiday greens sale, alcove near
Walt Wirfs, Vivian post office. Article and ad p 5
McAleavey, and Charlotte • Saturday November 4, 5:30pm: belles &
Wirfs—will display some beaus annual victorian ball. p 4
of their new works in the
• Friday-Sunday, December 1-3: Providence
cafe. Their eclectic mix • Wednesday, November 8, noon-1:00pm: festival of trees, Medford Armory.
includes oil, acrylic and Article and ad p 6
watercolor paintings, sohs windows in time series, "The Fruits
graphite drawings, multi- of Their Labors: The Bracero Program in Southern
media creations and pho-
• Friday & Sunday, December 1 & 3: voices of
Oregon, 1942-1945, Ashland Library. p 12 the applegate Holiday concerts. p 23
tography. For more infor-
Image by Vivian McAleavey mation, call 541.450.5153
or 253.722.9254. • Saturday & Sunday, November 11 & 12: • Saturday, December 2, 10:00am:
tempranillo weekend at red lily jacksonville's victorian christmas
165 South Oregon Street ~ 541-899-8740 ~
vineyards. p 39 parade. p 19
South Stage Cellars
Now–Nov 30: Steve & Sue Bennett • Friday, November 17, 7:00pm: movie night at • Saturday & Sunday, December 2 & 3, 9 & 10, 16
This month, enjoy oil, old city hall, "A Man Betrayed." See ad next page & 17, 23, 11:00am-5:00pm: jacksonville's
pastel & watercolor
works by Steve Bennett • Friday-Sunday, November 17-19: clayfolk victorian christmas celebration.
and Sue Bennett featuring Please see for full
paintings from North to
pottery show and sale, Medford Armory.
Article and ad p 7 schedule of activites. p19
South and East to West,
from Dramatic to Playful.
Awesome Oregon! Come • Sunday, November 19, 11:00am-5:00pm: • Saturday & Sunday, December 2 & 3, 9 &
celebrate with us! Enjoy applegate valley uncorked self-paced 10, 16 & 17, 23 and Tuesday, December 26,
awarding-winning wine, 11:00am-3:00pm: victorian christmas at
appetizers & live music wine tour. p 38
at a reception on Sat, beekman house. p 14
Nov 11, 5:30–8:00 pm.
125 South Third Street

This Month At Creating Beauty for 50 Years
Right: Jackson Creek, pastel
by Sue Bennett

Featured Website by Hannah West Design
The Bella
In 2015 I designed for
the Ryan family, “Every sound she draws is superb.”
owners of Ryan’s Music Web International
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Ruch Hardware. The
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announces new products and services on the blog. 9 - 11 ERIC LEADBETTER & FRIENDS Co-commissioned by
This year we also created a website for Ryan’s Outpost The Rogue Valley Symphony
itself, The site includes information
about their rentals and the businesses that occupy them. 16 BROTHERS REED Bella Hristova, violin
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iconic local business presented on the home page.
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A Cup of Conversation
by Michael Kell


e recently watched a Netflix school performance, emotional health
production called Jerry to escalated drug use, everything’s
(before) Seinfeld. The iconic changing and not for the better.
comedian showed his genius once again Gratuitous violence is the new
by revisiting where it all began. Aside normal. Video games to primetime
from initially laughing our tails off, I was cable and network television, shocking
reminded of a time long forgotten… but violence and perversion for the sake
then stopped laughing. Jerry quipped of entertainment is standard fare for
about growing up in the 1960’s, how kids our youth, yet we gasp when some
freely roamed the neighborhoods from psychopath in Las Vegas grabs a real gun.
dusk to dawn with little or no parental My eleven-year-old nephew was a child
supervision. Therefore, Jerry concludes, prodigy at ‘Call of Duty’. Before puberty
parents never really liked their children even hit, he killed tens of thousands
back in the day. Laugh, laugh…chuckle, of virtual enemies with every weapon
chuckle. Seinfeld made comedic hay out of known to human-kind. Each kill was
the irony of then compared to now but the amplified by cries of wounded agony
truth is we live in a far darker time today. and massive blood splatter. The carnage
Our children are not safe. No healthy- became a staple in his mental diet until
minded parent would dream of allowing the day I took him to the shooting range
a child to aimlessly wander unsupervised and showed him the real, destructive
urban, suburban even rural streets power of a high-power weapon. After
like we used to enjoy doing. What has letting him feel the brute force he’d so
changed in a generation? How is it casually wielded in virtually realty, he
possible 1 in 5 girls today experience trembled while carefully releasing the
sexual abuse? How is it possible sex weapon back in my hands. “I didn’t
trafficking is alive and prospering in our know…” was all he could say for the rest
own backyard and up and down the of the day. Call of Duty took on a whole
I-5 corridor? Traffickers imprison lost, new meaning. Video games were never
runaway girls aged eleven to seventeen the same for him.
in rape houses right here in the Medford So here we are reaping a poison
area. The sex-slave girls are moved from harvest of political and societal policy
city to city insuring fresh inventory for making all things evil acceptable. We do
an established clientele. These depraved have some standards left like forbidding
customers are our neighbors. This too is any mention of God in schools, courts or
not a misprint. Law enforcement can’t the publicly-funded domain. After all,
keep up yet only narcissist pigs like some things are sacred in the religion of
Harvey abusing Hollywood starlets make the state. What have we done?
it into the news cycle. I guess local sex- The good news is healthy revolution
trafficking is not sexy enough to make it found in the American Declaration
to the front pages of our awareness. of Independence is here. The silent,
Thirty years ago, the official word out slumbering majority of good and decent
of the White House on the subject of people are rubbing the sleep from their
drugs was just say “no.” Today, ask any eyes. It’s for every citizen to speak up, not
law enforcement officer about the war
on drugs and they’ll say we lost the war
cowing into mute fear of being labeled
by a mob’s fascist bullying. Claim your Jacksonville FREE Movie Night
decades ago. According to the same local inheritance as a free people and defend
enforcement agencies, White City is the your neighbor’s right to respectfully 7:00 PM at Old City Hall
Meth Capital of the world. White City? speak his mind even if you despise what Friday – Nov 17
Again, not a misprint. State legislation he’s advocating. Let the marketplace
just made recreational marijuana use of free expression decide what is right,
legal from seed to smoke. This isn’t the wrong or somewhere in-between because

John Wayne
same weed we saw in the 1960’s, by it will. Do not accept evil being called
the way. Those thinking this law will good nor allow good to be called evil.
not negatively impact every aspect of Wake up, America, and smell the coffee.
public and private life are high on their Michael is a coffee entrepreneur and
own supply. From property values sometimes author living in the Pacific AND
to water tables, work productivity to Northwest with his lovely wife, Mary.

Voices of the Applegate Present Frances Dee
Holiday Concerts

A Man

Where can you find autumn, "America the Beautiful." An audience
Christmas, jazz and patriotism participation sing-along, always a
combined? At the winter concert of favorite, will also be included. Concert
Voices of the Applegate, of course! Hope venues are the Historic Jacksonville
Harrison, our energetic and exciting Presbyterian Church, 6th and California
director, has put together an amazing Streets, at 7:30pm on Friday December
collection of both the stirring and the 1st, and Applegate River Lodge,
soothing. From "I'll be Seeing You" to 15100 Hwy 238 at 3:00pm on Sunday
"Autumn," to the fanciful "Dance of the December 3rd. There is no admission
Sugar Plum Fairy," the concert will be a charge; donations are welcome and
show-stopper. In addition to some very appreciated. Put this concert on your
listenable, familiar Christmas pieces, holiday calendar now!
we will sing a soul-moving rendition of
Health Insurance, Medicare,
and Important Dates to Remember
by Steve Yungen & Jeff Blum, Jones & Associates

utumn is a busy time of year.
Farmers are busy with harvest
and preparation for next year’s
growing season, the leaves are busy
turning color, and the squirrels are
focused on storing away food for the
approaching winter.
Other events that occur at this
time each year involve insurance and
money, and the various time frames to
remember. Here are a few:
Medicare—October 15-December 7:
This time frame is the Medicare Annual
Election Period. It is the window of
opportunity to enroll in, or make changes
to a Medicare Advantage Health Plan or
Medicare Prescription Plan. If you are
Medicare eligible and need guidance with The elements of Social Security,
choosing a plan, or changing an existing Medicare and Retirement Income
plan, give us a call and we’ll help you. Planning should work together to build
Individual Health (Non-Medicare)— a successful retirement. Our goal is to
November 1-December 15: This time help our clients understand and build
frame is the opportunity to enroll or a coordinated, comprehensive plan.
change an Individual Health Insurance We invite you to contact us for a no-
Plan for those not yet eligible for obligation review of your Medicare /
Medicare. This is part of the Affordable Retirement / Investment Plan situation.
Care Act, which many refer to as Fee-based financial planning and investment advisory
“ObamaCare.” Take notice that the time services are offered by Jones & Associates Premier Financial
frame is shorter than in previous years. Solutions a Registered Investment Advisor in the State
Outside of this time frame, you may not of Oregon. Insurance products and services are offered
enroll in an individual health plan except through Jones & Associates Premier Insurance Solutions.
through special circumstances. The aforementioned companies are affiliated companies,
Money—Important ‘age related’ they do not offer tax planning services or legal advice, but
events to remember involving money have a strategic alliance to provide these services. They
have to do with retirement accounts: are not affiliated with or endorsed by the Social Security
• Age 59 ½ is the age that withdrawals Administration or any government agency.
from Qualified retirement accounts Steve Yungen and Jeff Blum (both ‘Baby
(IRA, 401k, 403b) can begin without Boomers’), at Jones and Associates Premier
Federal early withdrawal tax penalty. Financial Solutions in Medford have the
• Age 70 ½ is the age that the IRS tools and the expertise to help you make the
requires you to take Required important decisions to maximize your Social
Minimum Distributions (RMDs) Security income. See ad this page.
from your IRA and 401k accounts.

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

Tank-full and Thankful

624 miles was about max… but I’d bidding on and building. Most days, I’d
sneak over 600 miles regularly. Two, be home by 6:30 for dinner. Other days
13-gallon tanks at 24 mpg said that were why I carried the Snickers bars. As
was how far I could drive my 1987 I rolled out onto the highway, the gas
Ford Ranger without refueling. Once gauge pointing to “full” told me I was
I managed to stretch it to 640 because good to go. I liked that feeling.
I had no other option but to pray and These days I notice how I appreciate
drive. Back then I was covering 300-500 the basic things: A hot cup of coffee,
miles a day in rural Oregon territory arms and legs that work with a little
that had lots of cows but not many gas help from Bayer, food in the fridge and
stations. That prodigious range still had clean clothes in the closet. I’ve got the
me visiting the gas station almost every best friends in the world, kids that like
other day. At 5:30 in the morning I’d run me most of the time, my pickup starts
NEWEST SUBDIVISION IS IN PHASE ONE! into folks like Mike Winters, before he every morning and I can still handle
was county sheriff, and we’d solve the a motorcycle. As I consider how well
• Custom Built Homes • Beautiful Private Setting world’s problems to the background cared-for and blessed I am, I can’t help
• Public Utilities • South of the Historic Nunan House hum of the pumps and the clicking of the but be grateful. God has truly been good
• Close Proximity to Downtown • Close to Wineries, Shopping & Events
mechanical fuel gauges. While we talked, to me all these years. I hope all of you
we gave our rigs the once over: wash the enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving with
windshield, check the engine oil, look your families as we enter another holiday
for a low tire. With the world’s problems season. Something about this time of year
at bay, it was gas cap on and back in the just seems to help folks be mindful of
pickup with a half gallon Thermos of how lucky most of us are. And as for me,
coffee, a box of Snickers bars and rolls well, I’m really “tank full.”
of blueprints for the projects we were

25 HOME PACKAGES AVAILABLE Fire - Cont'd. from Pg. 17
Combined with other assessments, 2. Are there opportunities for more
ISO standards are useful, but not by effective and/or more efficient use
themselves. Our Fire Department of Department’s resources?
was issued an ISO Rating Class 2 at 3. Are there options for mergers and/
that time was the lowest rating in or expanded cooperation with
Jackson County. This is something neighboring jurisdictions beyond
that everyone in the community of mutual aid agreements?
Jacksonville benefits from. 4. How do the services provided by
When It comes to service delivery I the Fire Department correspond
serve as the Fire Chief of Jacksonville to those provided by similar
Fire Department, I am always asking jurisdictions?
Broker Principal Broker
myself the following questions: 5. Are there opportunities that would
1. Are we doing the very best we can enhance city services and/or result
do with the tools we have? in long term cost savings?

On Real Estate & More
by Sandy J. Brown BROKER

The Seller’s Side of Closing

on a Home CELL: 831.588.8204 | OFFICE: 541.734.0043

 WesternPropertiesofSouthernOregon
hat happens during the escrow review the seller disclosure and
period after a buyer and seller find it to their satisfaction. If they
enter a purchase agreement? have questions, your broker will ask
As the seller, you may think you won't you to respond to the questions as SOLD
have to do much during this time except quickly as possible.
sit back and wait; however, there is 8. A preliminary title report will be
considerable work that needs to be done ordered by the title company. Once
before you can sell that home! Although the title report is received, both
each transaction is unique, this article buyers and sellers typically have 5
explains the steps of what goes on in a business days to review. Your broker
typical transaction for a seller. will read through the title report to
1. Once you have come to an agreement make sure there isn’t anything that
and all parties have signed the sales would raise an alarm. Custom Home
contract, you are officially in escrow.
2. Escrow is opened with a title
9. If the buyers are obtaining a loan
for the purchase, their lender will in Town
company. Your broker opens escrow order an appraisal of the property. Near Hiking Trails
by sending a copy of the sales Your broker will keep in touch with
contract & any addendums to the
title company, as well as all parties
the other agent to make sure the
appraisal has been ordered.
845 South Oregon Street, Jacksonville
involved. 10. If not already completed, your
3. Your broker will verify the buyer’s broker will keep in contact with the 5 BR | 3 BA | 4,093 SF | .36 ACRES
earnest money has been deposited as other agent to make sure the earnest • End of road privacy close to downtown & Britt festival • Oversized two car garage PLUS a detached shop
per the sales contract. money is transferred to the title • Open concept floorplan w/ high ceilings • HUGE rec room upstairs w/ high ceilings and valley views
4. Your broker will ensure that either company. • Kitchen features huge island & high-end stainless appliances • Across from Britt trailhead w/ miles of hiking & biking trails
• Downstairs master suite • MLS #2975811
proof of funds (if this is a cash 11. Once all repairs are completed and
purchase), or a pre-approval letter is all parties are ready to close, the
provided as per the terms of the sales buyer’s agent should prepare a
5. Your broker will keep in contact
receipt of reports and removal of
contingencies for signature.
SOLD Great Ashland
with the other agent about any
inspections that that were requested
12. Your broker works with the title
company to coordinate timing of
• Open concept floorplan w/ vaulted ceilings
in the inspection addendum. This signing closing documents.
• Kitchen w/ new counters & stainless appliances
most commonly includes a home 13. Your broker will provide you with • Large master w/ reading nook/office
inspection, pest report, and in rural a list of utility numbers so you can • Family room w/ large fireplace
areas, pumping of the septic tank cancel utilities in your name upon • 480 sf storage area ready for master suite
and a septic inspection, as well as a closing. Your broker will also remind
• Great fenced backyard w/ deck, garden,
well flow report and water-quality you to cancel your homeowner’s fruit trees & berries
testing. The buyer’s agent typically insurance as of the date of closing. 709 Faith Avenue, Ashland
• Close to town, SOU, bike path & shopping
attends these inspections; however, 14. Your broker shall review the 3 BR | 1 BA | 1558 SF | .20 ACRE
• MLS #2980863
your agent may be called upon estimated settlement statement
occasionally to open the house, if and provide you a copy for your
needed. information.
6. Based upon the results of the 15. Your broker goes with you to the
inspections, further negotiations and/ title company while you sign your Builders Association Southern Oregon &
or repairs (repair addendum) may closing documents.
be necessary if the buyer requests 16. Once the property records into the Hayden Homes team up this Thanksgiving
repairs. Copies of any signed new buyer’s name, your broker to feed families with City LifeTM
addendums need to be provided to contacts you about the transfer
the title company and buyers’ agent, of ownership. Your broker also
if applicable. Your agent may assist arranges to get the new buyers keys
you with coordinating any needed to the property and reminds you to
repairs. Once the requested repairs leave home warranties, extra keys,
have been completed, your broker garage door openers, etc.
typically provides receipts of the Congratulations! You have just sold
repairs to the buyer’s agent. your home!
7. A seller disclosure form, in which Sandy J. Brown, lives in Jacksonville and is
the seller discloses any known issues a real estate broker and land use planner with
about the property, is provided Western Properties of Southern Oregon, LLC.
to the buyer’s agent. The buyers She can be reached at sandyjbrown@gmail.
typically have 5 business days to com or 831-588-8204. See ad this page.

Seniors - Cont'd. from Pg. 11
Joan and Chuck joined the a weekly Starbucks visit with her sister
City Life’s goal is to transform
Jacksonville Presbyterian Church soon who lives in Medford. the lives of inner-city youth,
after moving here, and Joan has served Like many who are Joan’s age their families and the
as both a Deacon and an Elder for the and much younger, hearing loss is a
church in addition to volunteering frustration and as Joan says, “Although I communities they live in.
for many church activities, including have tried five different pairs of hearing
re-enacting for three summers an aids, use a remote and sometimes a
old fashioned strawberry festival to mini-microphone, I still miss a lot which
help pay off the mortgage for the causes me to often not participate in
new church. In 2010 Joan lost Chuck some group activities, but all in all I
to Parkinson’s disease and soon after feel a sense of gratitude for what I do
moved into Pioneer Village where have, not the least of which is my loving
she has resided the past seven years. family.” The summer highlight for
True to form, Joan has remained an her this year was a family reunion on
active member of the Jacksonville Whidbey Island in Washington.
community. She is on the Welcoming So this Jacksonville lady whose
Committee at Pioneer Village, she lifelong goal and mission has been to
still hikes, especially with her new make a difference wherever she has
trekking poles, enjoys a chair yoga class, been, has done just that—those of us
attends weekly Bible study classes, who know Joan Long are certainly Builders Association
volunteers at Food and Friends, helps
put together her church’s monthly
Mike McClain spent 32 years as a teacher
Southern Oregon*
newsletter and works hard at keeping and school administrator, retiring in 1999 541.773.2872
busy. In addition, she is active in her as Superintendent of Central Point Schools.
grandchildren’s lives, especially the two He and his wife relocated to Jacksonville
local ones who lost their mother when six years ago and are enjoying immersing EDUCATE • ADVOCATE • MOTIVATE
they were six and eight. She also enjoys themselves in this unique community. *Formerly the Home Builders Association of Jackson County

Friends of Beekman Arboretum
by Becka Kem

An Autumn Report
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he Friends of the Arboretum would Kandee McClain and Becka Kem, and
like to thank all the volunteers who the City of Jacksonville to build a 12
spent time this October cleaning- x 16 foot shelter in the old parking
up the CC Beekman Arboretum. It’s lot area up behind the waterfall. The
amazing what a difference a couple of shelter will have a concrete floor
dozen hands, working for a couple of and room for two picnic tables and
hours, can make. The transformation of perimeter benches. The Friends of
the CC Beekman Arboretum over the the Arboretum is looking forward to
past two years would not be possible community use of the space by school
without its volunteers. groups, hiking groups, and picnickers.
We would like to encourage walkers, All these efforts of renewal and
hikers, and families to go for a walk maintenance are to breathe new life into
through the CC Beekman Arboretum. the CC Beekman Arboretum and make
Notice the cleared creek, ready for the it a destination for residents and visitors
seasonal rains. A fresh layer of bark dust of Jacksonville. Our vision is to create
smooths out the deer tracks and natural an Arboretum with maintained gardens
erosion. Many of the trees and shrubs and plantings, as well as native species
have received a trim, which will help growing naturally. Upcoming projects
with new growth in the spring. Please include preparing the maintained areas
also think of the tasks that go unnoticed, around the waterfall for the Jacksonville
such as the drip irrigation that has Boosters bi-annual Home Tour that
supported the growth of the plantings will be held in May 2018. We are also
throughout the summer. The irrigation working with Kenda Swartz of Bee City
has been a great challenge, but thanks to Jacksonville and Kristina Lefever of
a few individuals with the knowledge Pollinator Project Rogue Valley to create
and willingness, water loss is kept to a a pollinator garden.
minimum and the plants are surviving. If you would like to get involved with
The Arboretum Shelter Project is any of the above projects, or would like
anticipated to break-ground soon. more information about the Friends of
Community member Tony Hess has the Arboretum, please contact Becka Kem
been working closely with our co-chairs at

Love Your Landscape
by Adam Haynes

Blending the Old with the New

ometimes it’s easier to begin with a of your home is important to consider,
clean slate when you’re embarking especially here in Jacksonville. What are
on a landscape construction project, the major themes inside and outside?
For the Young & Young at Heart but often there are important existing What are the dominate architectural lines
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in a landscape plan. Replacing them hope and goal is an outdoor area that
can take years to replace the beauty and connects stylistically and architecturally
shade they create, making leaving them a with your home and the landscape
serious consideration. elements that remained, and also
If an existing deck or fence is in good the new landscape areas that were
condition, it may be good to consider introduced. Finding the best elements
tweaking the design and shape and or that exist in a landscape and blending
looking into refurbishing or replacing them with the new project can bring
the deck/fence boards themselves with greater aesthetic reward than simply
a newer materials. creating a project from a clean slate.
Blending the old with the new takes Adam Haynes is a resident of Jacksonville
planning and paying attention to existing and the owner of Artisan Landscapes. Contact
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Hot, tasty lunches are served 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Mon-Fri at the
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A donation of $2.75 is suggested for seniors age 60+. Jacksonville Pickup Day:
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The Literary Gardener
by Rhonda Nowak
giving thanks
Grow Gardening Knowledge at the
Winter Dreams/Summer Gardens

“Knowledge is like a garden; if it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested.” ~African proverb

ardening has provided me with
lots of seasonal traditions, and
one habit that I look forward to
every fall is participating in the Winter
Dreams/Summer Gardens educational
Hosted by the Jackson County Master
Gardener Association, this year’s event
will take place from 9:00am to 4:30pm
on Saturday, November 4 at the RCC/
SOU Higher Education Center, 101 S.
Bartlett Street. in Medford. Check-in
begins at 8:30am.
The cost of the symposium is $45,
which includes lunch. Register in • Conserving biodiversity (Session 3)
advance and pay online at www. • Success with raised beds (Session 4) Student prices and Theme 3: Choosing and growing the
scholarships are available by emailing right plants for your garden
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(Session 3) 10% of Profit striving to uplift
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Don’t miss this opportunity to cultivate
Theme 4: Harvesting and preserving
garden produce
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giving 10% to
with other Rogue Valley gardeners! preservation (Session 2) women’s causes.
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• Wonderful soil: What it is and how labors (Session 2) As a first165
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scholarship for an
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• Building soil carbon: Using nature’s • Seed saving (Session 4) woman in partnership
solution to restore the soil (Session 4) • Master Gardener program – Seed with the Soroptomists.
• Building your own compost starting basics (Session 4)
(Session 4)
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Theme 6: Systematic gardening &
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that support women
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(Session 1) • Succeeding with succession (Session 2) to which we are giving
• Growing pollinator gardens (Session 1)
• The benefits of community gardens
• Technology for gardeners (Session 3) this year.
• Forensic Botany or Plant CSI (Session 4)
(Session 1) Rhonda Nowak is a member of the Jackson
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pollinator habitats (Session 2) teaches English Composition at RCC. Read support us in giving.
• Love your bugs (Session 2) more on gardening in her Literary Gardener
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talent for our students. Jacksonville’s school campus is open
Students had a beautiful morning to the community on the evenings and
for running during the annual Jog-a- weekends. As a reminder, all dogs
Thon. The Jog-a-Thon is the largest PTO need to be on leash if they are on the
fundraiser each year and funds all the Jacksonville Campus at any time. In
enriching student activities such as the addition, there is a lot of dog waste
Art Program, Art Exhibit, Science Fair, that needs to be picked up by our head
Harvest Carnival, Writers’ Festival, field custodian. Please be mindful to clean-
trips, and playground equipment. If you up after your pet as our students access
can help us meet our goal of $20,000 that playground and field every day
to support these vital programs for for recess. There are dog bag stations at
Jacksonville’s students please visit our each entrance for your convenience. Our
fundraising website at students (and their shoes!) appreciate
fund/jacksonvil8. We so appreciate the your consideration!
community’s support of our students! Students and their families had a
Congratulations to the following wonderful time at the annual Harvest
students who ran the most laps for their Carnival. Families enjoyed carnival
grade: Kindergarten: Eddy Simmons games, face painting, the traditional
and Greta Wulff; 1st grade: Nathan cakewalk, food, prizes, a jumpy house,
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Home for the Holidays:
A Survival Guide

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have memories like elephants—it’s an it out loud with a Texas accent. When
ordeal. And still we gather, entertaining things hit the fan and you’re itching to
the vague wish that this time it might be jump in, prove your point and win the
different. We’ve had therapy. We can do battle (which you won’t, by the way, no
this. We’re not going to let them get to us matter how brilliant and right you are),
this time … and then they do. it’s good to stop and ask yourself this
Family is equipped like no one else on the question. Family disputes are dead-
planet to stir up all the psychic debris you end traps. No one escapes unscathed.
thought you’d gotten rid of. They do this by Choosing to be happy rather than right
treating you as they always have. They do it does not mean that you are giving in or
by seeing you not as who you are, but who giving up: it means you are choosing not
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terrible person, a person you do not wish to ego’s desire to engage. The real contest is Creek
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Family is tough, people. It just is. And you and you: between your ego and your
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“This town is special,” I hear one for what we have along the way. As it
well-to-do gentleman say to another. is November, we must especially be
As I make my way at 20 miles per hour conscious of every thank you that passes
down the street, I hear the chattering through our lips and every thankful
of the people who had chosen to make smile. Have a wonderful November!
Jacksonville their home. This is Janessa’s favorite quote of the week:
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SightSeeing by Julie D. Danielson, O.D.
International Study Reveals New Genetic Clues
to Age-Related Macular Degeneration

IH-funded research AMD is caused by a combination of genetic,
provides framework for environmental and lifestyle risk factors. For example,
future studies of AMD smoking increases the risk of AMD, while eating leafy
biology, therapy. greens and fish, such as salmon, halibut, and tuna,
Just across from Between 2010 and 2050, the estimated number of may reduce the risk. Up to the point, researchers had
the Chevron
people with AMD will more than double from 2.1 identified 21 regions of the genome—called loci—that
station in
Jacksonville! million to 5.4 million. influence the risk of AMD. The new research, published
An international study of about 43,000 people in Nature Genetics, brings the number up to 34 loci.
has significantly expanded the number of genetic The International AMD Genomics Consortium, which
Jacksonville Vision Clinic factors known to play a role in age-related macular includes 26 centers worldwide, collected and analyzed
degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss the genetic data from 43,566 people of predominantly
See the difference... among people age 50 and older. Supported by the European ancestry to systematically identify common
National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National and rare variations in genetic coding—called variants—
• Complete Vision Care and Personal Service Institutes of Health, the findings may help improve our associated with AMD. Common variants generally have
• Hundreds of frames to choose from understanding of the biological processes that lead to an indirect association with a disease. Rare variants, by
• Free adjustments and minor repairs AMD and identify new therapeutic targets for potential contrast, are more likely to alter protein expression or
drug development. function and therefore have a direct or causal association
AMD is a progressive disease that causes the death with a disease. Rare variants were defined as those found
of the retinal photoreceptors, the light-sensitive cells in less than 1 percent of the study population.
at the back of the eye. The most severe damage occurs The researchers have now discovered a total of 52
Julie D. Danielson, O.D. in the macula, a small area of the retina that is needed genetic variants that are associated with AMD. These
541-899-2020 for sharp, central vision necessary for reading, driving
and other daily tasks. There are currently no Food
variants are located among 34 loci, 16 of which had not
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the more common form of advanced AMD, called neovascular form of AMD, which may point to reasons geographic atrophy or “dry” AMD. While therapies for why therapy for this form of AMD is effective for some
the other advanced form, neovascular or “wet” AMD, people but not everyone.
can successfully halt the growth of abnormal, leaky Reprinted from the National Institute of Health.
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Caring for the Caregiver by Joyce McPartland

Sharing the Role of Caregiving

haring caregiving with your shopping, medical emergencies, medical appointments,
siblings can be simple and household chores, laundry, meals? Who takes care of the
fairly effortless. Or it can be bills, banking, insurance?
a constant challenge. While I have So what happens if you want to share the
taken on the caregiving of my father by myself, my responsibility with your siblings, but they’re not
husband managed to work with his siblings to give their interested? Maybe they are entirely career-focused, live
mother continuous, comfortable care during the last far away or don’t think they could handle the weight
years of her life. of caregiving responsibility. Or maybe it’s just “not
My husband started caregiving when his father was their thing” and despite loving their parent, they can’t
diagnosed with cancer 25 years ago. His mom was still envision giving hands-on help. I suggest at least trying
in good health, and she was the main caregiver, but to see it from your sibling’s point of view. Some people
Brian helped when and where he could. We lived near just don’t have the emotional skills—patience, empathy,
his parents, whereas his siblings lived farther away, so understanding, a nurturing temperament—or the
he was the obvious co-caregiver. inclination to be a caregiver. (Even those of us who can
When Brian’s mom had her quadruple bypass five muster it find it extremely daunting!) Some can’t bear to
years later, she lived near Brian’s sister Mary, so their see their previously able-bodied parent in a fragile state,
mom moved in with her for six months while she or are overwhelmed by their own fears of death and loss.
recovered. A few years later when their mom’s health So even though your sibling might be extremely capable
went into a more serious decline, we moved her closer in their own life, you may just have to trust them when
to us again so we could be of help as needed. After a they say they know themselves well enough to recognize
few years, as her dementia worsened, she moved close that they wouldn’t be able to provide the quality of care
to Brian’s brother so he could take care of her in her that they want for their loved one. This does not make
remaining years. In the meantime, as co-executors of them unloving, they just can’t do it. Rather than giving
the estate, Brian and Mary took care of the legalities of her up on them completely, as the main caregiver, you can
Lyn F. Boening, 820 N. 5th St. estate, which is also difficult to deal with. This continual explore whether they are able to assist in other ways,
CFP® Jacksonville, passing-off may sound complicated, but it worked. All in possibly with handling finances, or pitching in with
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took turns and their mom was always very comfortable the caregiving solely to them? Many of the caregivers
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Brian had provided when their father was ill. But even more, they tire of their siblings questioning
On the other hand, if you are an only child, or if their needs, and the needs of their parent. When you
your siblings are not available to help—or choose not are the main caregiver, and you see your parent every
to help—you may be on your own. In my situation, I day, you know intimately what their needs are. And
have three siblings who have never offered their help, often when friends or siblings visit your parent, your
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Financial Planning I’m taking care of my father on my own. I imagine
they are grateful that I’ve chosen to take care of our
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Joyce McPartland is caregiver for her 90-year-old father.
She lives in Jacksonville with her husband Brian, spends her
Where are they going to live? With one of you, in time gardening, volunteering with Master Food Preservers,
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Joyfull Living by Louise Lavergne

Recipe for a Joy-Full Life

ince a big part of our Thanksgiving 5. Now you’re ready to add gratitude.
celebration is geared around food It’s easy to give thanks for all the blessings
preparation, I thought I’d share a but be sure to include the challenges and
tried and true recipe for a Joy-Full Life. crises so you can open up to receive the
At this time of year we are reminded to gift of transformation. Gratitude heals and
cultivate one of the main ingredients for opens the door of our hearts so we can
this recipe: gratitude. experience the grace of joy.
Before we start, it is important Gratitude can be challenging to
for you to know that all the current harvest during a time of crisis. Begin by
circumstances in your life are simply a asking yourself: “What is right about
result of what you bring into your mind me and my life right now?” Don’t get
and hold in your heart. In a time of crisis caught up on what “was” or “should”
we can be quick to judge be, because that will create
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As we let go of the resistance, blame forgiveness, unconditional love and
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Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are in Hawaii with Taoist master Dr. Lily
now available in Jacksonville. Suzanne Siou during the 1970s and 1980s and
Sky, L.Ac., MTOM is began her practice in 1989.
expanding her Ashland- In Southern California,
based practice to offer Suzanne received her
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4th Annual Scarves-for-Seniors Donation Event
at WillowCreek
Travel expert, Anne McAlpin Jo and Anne created the event with the
suggested the original idea for a “pay-it- understanding that many women have
forward” scarf donation program. The scarves they hardly wear anymore, and
program has been a huge success with want to see them used in a repurposed,
more than 550 beneficial manner.
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 until
Director, has been Anne McAlpin and Jo Parker 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
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Jacksonville Woodlands Association Membership
Over the past 25-years, the Jacksonville JWA membership fee are tax-

Invest in Nature. Woodlands Association (JWA) has
enjoyed strong community identity in
its role to advocate and support the
deductible contributions to the extent
permitted by law. Please remit your
contribution to:
Jacksonville Woodlands. At present, Jacksonville Woodlands Association
the JWA is focused on development PO Box 1210
Clean water, natural places, and healthy and maintenance of Woodlands trails, Jacksonville, OR 97530
habitats are essential to our well-being. Beekman Arboretum, vegetative
management activities, and informational
Charles Wilson, JWA President
Protect the lands you love for the people maps, brochures, trail signs and kiosk. Jacksonville Woodlands Association
These efforts are in partnership with the
you love. City of Jacksonville, Jackson County,
Become a member the Bureau of Land Management
(BLM) and the Southern Oregon
today. Land Conservancy. These efforts are
supported by the generous donations
To learn more about made by the JWA Membership.
the conservation If you are a current member of the
JWA, please accept our appreciation
work we do in for your continued membership and
financial support. If you would like
Southern Oregon, visit to join the JWA to help support our mission, we would welcome you as a
new member. The annual membership
for an individual member is a modest
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ASHLAND OR 97520 about the JWA, please visit the JWA
The Jacksonville Woodlands JWA member Joan Long points out rare
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organization. Donations including in the Jacksonville Woodlands.
Trail Talk by Clayton Gillette

November Rains

he rains return to wash the smoky littering the leaf litter, decomposing in
air. A sweet fragrance rises from turn to nourish the loamy soils where
the heavy layer of summer’s their eggs overwinter.
discarded madrone leaves and bark. It’s the best time to take that leaf hike
Dogwoods become crimson, big- up Jackson Creek. A favorite autumn
leafed maples brilliant yellow. Fall’s loop is the brown diamond hike
mushrooms push upward through the from parking area P3 in Forest Park.
brightly carpeted forest floor and bloom Depending on the return route, this hike
in their unique ways. The seasons cycle can be 3-5 miles, (longer if started at P2
through another year in our local woods. to avoid the nasty Norling Road. steep
Those dusty trails of last month area). Proceeding up Jackson Creek
become a distant memory as the ‘marbles Nature Trail, hikers encounter a trail
on a cookie sheet’ granitic soils repack buried in brilliantly bright yellow maple
and become firmer underfoot. The leaves with a few crimson dogwoods
rock-hard shale soils become slick with tossed in for contrast. Meandering along
moisture and begin to stick to soles. re-awakening Jackson Creek, the gentle
Puddles form in low spots and dormant climb crosses a few well-placed logs left
springs and seeps renew their life-giving to discourage renegade mountain bikers.
moisture. No more trail ‘flour’ on the Heavy moss decorates the venerable
shoes as soft areas repack. maples and oyster mushrooms bloom on
The brilliant monkey flowers give the decaying trunks of alders. Arriving at
way to nondescript seedpods while the top of the trail, hikers have options.
poison oak produces its cashew-like nut. Does one return on Jackson Creek Trail
Madrone berries and manzanita (little or turn left and head up toward Jackson
apples) fruits ripen and redden, ready Ridge? Sofie’s Trail bears left as one
to provide fuel for robins and coyotes. starts to climb and traverses the slope
Acorns fall to be collected by squirrels to rejoin Jackson Ridge Trail as it winds
and jays, buried and forgotten, to sprout down to P5, Canyon Falls Trail, and a
at another time to replenish the forest. return to P3. Climbing to the top, Jackson
Cones from the ponderosas litter the Ridge Trail follows the ridgeline down

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forest floor to be dribbled along like so toward Legburner Trail, where a left
many soccer balls. turn takes you down through a madrone
There is a pregnant pause in the forest to Sofie’s Trail, a right turn takes
atmosphere as Earth’s north axis tilts you through a mixed oak woodland
farther away from Sol’s sustaining and Claimjumper or Shade Cr Trail, and In Jacksonville
energy. Whispering winds in the forest dead ahead takes you down past Jackson
canopy wait as well, not brave enough Ridge Shelter and a trio of viewpoint
to be blustery quite yet, knowing the benches. Time for a hike.
cold winter blast will arise soon enough. Trail Talk is a monthly column by Clayton
Once brave reptiles flee the paths for Gillette about hiking the Jacksonville
their winter burrows, prey scarcer now Woodlands trail system. For more information,
in the shortening days. Insects complete please visit the Jacksonville Woodlands
seasonal life-cycles, their carcasses Association website at

Travel Oregon Awards East ART Trailhead Grant
by Diana Coogle, ATA Board Member
The register at the East ART trailhead experiences, strengthen the industry, and
off Sterling Creek Road suggests that this ensure the preservation of Oregon's way
first completed section of the Applegate of life and its natural places."
Ridge Trail, built by the Applegate Trails Certainly the East ART does those
Association with help from BLM, trail things. It crosses some historic mining
crews, volunteer workers, and grants sites and testifies to the strong attachment
from the Schwemm Family of Applegaters to their
Foundation, BLM, and natural environment.
REI, is already popular. Maybe it's a bit of a
The first half of the trail— stretch to call the easy-
an easy, less-than-three- to-moderate, two-and-
mile walk with spectacular a-half-hour walk of the
views of the valley below East ART a world-class
and Siskiyou Mountains hiking experience, but
beyond—has been well- it's not a huge stretch.
used since the trail opened
earlier this summer.
Because the trail enhances
the experience of visitors
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However, the half of to the area and adds to 205 W. D St. Jacksonville |
the trail that ends at tourist attractions, it helps
Highway 238, between strengthen the tourist
Longanecker and Forest industry in the Rogue
Creek roads, has seen less activity, Valley. Finally, the trail emphasizes the
mostly because (1) the trail goes uphill preservation of Oregon's natural places, Our Fall Winter 2017
from the trailhead, making hiking which, in the Applegate as throughout issue is here!
more difficult, and (2) parking is slim Oregon, are a basis to its way of life.
at Highway 238, discouraging a shuttle The East ART trailhead on Highway
between trailheads. 238 will meet state requirements
So ATA is delighted to announce that, for asphalt, gravel, size, etc., using
thanks to a grant from Travel Oregon, culverts and boulders as needed. When
we will start building a trailhead at finished, it will have a parking area
Highway 238, with clearly-visible signs, with thirteen ten-foot wide spaces, a
ample parking, a kiosk, and a picnic kiosk, and a picnic table. The goal is to
table, this winter. make access to the East ART easy and
We are glad that Travel Oregon clearly visible and to create adequate Look for it at your favorite wineries ...
understands that hiking, biking, and parking for hikers and horseback riders from Ashland to the Umpqua Valley,
equestrian trails can "inspire travel in a pleasant place that will welcome and other locations throughout
that drives sustainable economic the trail user to an outstanding outdoor
Oregon and Northern California!
development," as the Travel Oregon Oregon experience—physical exercise
mission statement puts it. "By supporting for users of various skill levels, grand
these innovative projects (such as the views of the Applegate valleys and
trailhead for the East ART)," said Travel Siskiyou Mountains, and a diversity of
Oregon's CEO, Todd Davidson, "we are ecological niches such as wildflower- Southern Oregon Wine Scene
better able to share the stories of Oregon's strewn hillsides, oak savannahs, and
people and places, deliver world-class evergreen forests.
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Paws for Thought by Dr. Tami Rogers

Dig Deep to Support
Local Pets

all is officially here and the holidays are fast • Pet food—both canned/dry for cats, dogs, puppies,
approaching. The holiday season seems to make and kittens.
everything brighter and despite the colder weather • Old towels and rags for cleaning/bathing the
brings out a warmth that we don’t often feel during the rest animals.
of the year. The holidays also have a way of increasing the • Old blankets, rugs, and other bedding for the dogs
visibility of those less fortunate around us and thankfully, and cats.
Providing compassionate leaves many of us searching for ways in which we can help.
There are many organizations, human and animal-centric,
• Washable toys for the pets to help ease the stress of
kennel life.

care for over 25 years that look to the general public for donations during this time
of the year. So, I would like to invite you to join our clinic in
• Bleach, laundry detergent, and dish soap.
• Pet shampoos, grooming supplies, and clippers.
To us, our patients are like family. We’ve supporting what we feel are two very worthy organizations • Clay cat litter.
this holiday season! We are holding a Holiday Pet Food and • Small cat litter pans.
seen families through generations of best Supply Drive for the Jackson County Animal Care and • Food bowls for both dogs and cats.
friends. We believe in a total wellness Control Center and C.A.T.S. (Committed Alliance to Strays). • Spout-type watering cans for filling water bowls.
approach to veterinary care which helps our We have done this for the last five years and thanks to the • Collars and leashes.
patients live long, healthy lives. A blend of generosity of our clients, we are happy to report that we were • Spiral Notebooks.
able to collect over 4,000 pounds of food! Numerous blankets, • Copy Paper.
compassionate care and the use of the latest beds, collars, office supplies, and more were also collected! Of course another big item that is not on that list is
medical technology, all at an affordable The J.C.A.C. and C.A.T.S. provide care to thousands of MONEY! A check made out to Jackson County Animal
price, makes Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital animals every year. Though they are often over capacity, Care and Control or C.A.T.S can then be used to purchase
the best choice for your pet’s care. they rarely turn animals away, and they provide excellent supplies as needed or can be applied directly to the
care for the animals in their shelters. They depend on fees medical fund which is used to care for the medical needs of
• Preventitve Care • Spay/Neuter and charges generated by their programs (i.e. license fees, animals that find their way to the shelter (Please specify in
shelter-related charges, adoption fees, donations, etc.) the memo portion of your check). For those of us that are
• Surgery • House Calls for daily operation. Both of these organizations depend unable to donate supplies or funds, time is also a valuable
• Obedience • Emergency greatly on volunteer support and on the financial support resource. Give the gift of your time, and volunteer.
Training Services of donated funds and supplies. During the holiday season, and all year long, it is
So, how can you help? Here is a list of supplies that critical for us to share… so, Dig Deep into those pockets!
• Ultrasound • And many more! both of the organizations are in constant need of. Add a Also, remember to take a moment and give thanks for
few of them to your grocery list the next time you shop, the gifts that surround you. I hope you all have a very
Ask about our online Pet Portal! go through your cupboards, clean out your office, and
dig through your garage. Then, bring it all by our clinic
wonderful holiday season.
Dr. Rogers can be reached at the Jacksonville Veterinary
(Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital, 937 N 5th St. here in Hospital at 541-899-1081 or
Jacksonville) and we will gladly get it to them for you! See ad this page.

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Not Just Any Dog Park
by Beckie Elgin
If you haven’t heard, there is a children love dog parks, so this will be a
concerted effort going on to create a great addition for young people, too.
dog park in Jacksonville. And Sarah The location of the forthcoming park
Maple, one of the lead is still up in the air.
organizers, wants However, things are
our dog park to be an definitely moving
award-winning one. ahead. An article in the
Sarah and the Site Medford Mail Tribune
Selection and Design on September 25, 2017,
Review Committee have explored the proposal.
researched the subject Kristen Schwartz,
and they’ve compiled member of the Parks,
features that make a Recreation & Visitors
top-of-the-line park. By Services Committee, is
creating a space that quoted as saying, “It has
is ADA accessible, the been talked about for
park will be suitable for a long time. I think the
everyone. There will be City Council actually
plenty of benches where sees that there are a lot
we can sit and relax. The of folks intent on getting
space will be divided a dog park. They seem
into two areas, so to be coming around to
smaller dogs have safe the idea.”
Gretel, owned by Beckie Elgin.
refuge from the larger
canines. The park will
Photo by Mary Fish Arango
of Storybook Farm.
Supporters are
attending City Council Give thanks with the gift that keeps on giving!
be pleasing to look at, meetings at 6:00pm
with lots of trees and bushes that provide every first and third Tuesday of the adopt R volunteer R foster R donate at
shade in the hot summer months. Dogs month at the Old City Hall at 230 South
will also be able to cool off in some type
of water feature. Agility activities, such
Oregon Street. Please attend! You have up
to three minutes to say why you think a Jackson County Animal Shelter
as a ramp, tunnel, or a few jumps, will be dog park in Jacksonville will be an asset 5595 S Pacific Hwy, Phoenix • M-F 11A-4P Sat/Sun 12N-4P
included, as well. to our town.
Imagine the benefits of a park where You can also join the Facebook page, become a foster family!
we can train our dogs as well as let them “Jacksonville, Oregon Dog Park” to Dogs and kittens need a loving
play. And don’t forget how a place like offer your own ideas and to keep “home between homes”
this can foster community spirit. People up with the progress of the park.
will gather together to talk dogs or For more information, Sarah Maple
whatever is on their mind, making new can be contacted at 541-702-2190 or volunteer with us!
friendships or enriching old ones. And Visit
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Few persons in the States, except They are now holding a council
returned Californians or Oregonians, amongst themselves concerning one 541.774.6651
can form any idea of a life in the mines of their tribe, who has been killed by
View adoptable pets at:
in the summer season. The trading one of another tribe. An old Indian has
posts are the only houses, and some been speaking nearly two hours, in
of them only tents. The miners cook sight of where I now write. His speech
for themselves (no women)—cooking was one that might astonish some of
utensils consist of camp kettle and our best orators. It was no studied
frying pan, which together with pick, speech for effect; there is no cultivation
shovel and gold pan form a miner's there, yet the argument was good and
outfit—sleep on the ground, with only delivered with a feeling that could not
a blanket for bed and bedding. In the be assumed; it was nature itself. He has
rainy season they build up log houses to just closed, and so must I.
cook and sleep in, and work out in the Perhaps I have already written more
rain and mud more than half the winter. than will interest your numerous
The goods are packed to this place, readers, if this should ever grace the
about one hundred miles, on mules, pages of that sheet I once so loved to
about three hundred [pounds] to a read, but now so seldom see.
mule, and from twenty to one hundred Respectfully yours,
in a train, which are never tied up and O. J. E. [Orange Jacobs, Esquire]
fed, but turned loose at night to hunt
their own food. Orange Jacobs became one of
The Indians here are very lazy, but Jacksonville’s most prominent attorneys
few of them will work. They go from and the editor and publisher of The
camp to camp with their children tied to Jacksonville Sentinel. Sometime after 1860
a board and hung on the squaw's back, he moved to the Washington Territory
every day, begging for food. There are where he became Chief Justice of the
many different tribes in Oregon, and Territory’s Supreme Court, represented
nearly all speak a different language. the Territory in the U.S. Congress for two
The Chinook jargon, a language terms, and served as Mayor of Seattle.
said to be introduced amongst them
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Jacksonville Inn Wine Shop
Photo by Melissa Ghiglieri

It may seem as though wine shops are in competition with wine tasting rooms
– both selling the same product. In fact, it’s just the opposite. They have a
collaborative relationship that is flourishing in Southern Oregon.
Ashland Wine Cellar owners Lisa and Brian Dunagan enlarged its wine section, which opened just two years
say they spend a lot of time helping visitors to the ago. Owner Chuck Horton has effusive enthusiasm
Oregon Shakespeare Festival decide which local and a large selection of Southern Oregon wines. “When
wineries to visit. “I like to think of our wine shop as a people ask me which tasting room to visit, I tell them to
resource to promote Southern Oregon wineries,” Brian visit them all! Wine is the future of our economy—we’re
said. Oregon’s oldest independently-owned wine shop, not selling lumber anymore,” he said.
the Ashland Wine Cellar has weekly tastings with local On “Wine Wednesdays,” Chuck enjoys seeing his
winery reps and always has flights of wine and wines customers meet the winery owners who come to provide
by the glass available. tastings. “It gets people interested in the wineries and
It’s a gathering place for tourists and locals alike. then they go out and visit the tasting rooms.”
During my recent visit to the Ashland Wine Cellar, I At the Harry & David Country Village store in
ran into local resident, Bobby Townsend, and three Medford, you can find local gourmet foods and
friends enjoying a glass of wine and chatting with the produce, delightful treats and one of the largest wine
Dunagans. “There’s nowhere locally like this place—a and beer selections in Southern Oregon. Wine Sales
great mix of wines from Southern Oregon and around Manager Scott Zagar stocks approximately 40 percent
the world. I can get expert advice on wines and tasting of his wine inventory from Southern Oregon and 50
rooms,” Bobby said. percent from Oregon. Approaching sales of $1 million
When the Jacksonville Inn’s wine shop opened in per year in wine, Scott says that he has the largest
1982, there were only a handful of wineries in Southern selection of wines in Southern Oregon.
Oregon. Owner Jerry Evans remembers that while Valley With approximately a third of Scott’s customers
View Winery was fairly new and just down the road, visiting the area as tourists, Scott has a great
he had to drive to Portland to find a decent selection of opportunity to direct people to local wineries. “We get a
wine to stock his shop and adjoining restaurant. Today, lot of support from the local wineries—they are in here
he sells upwards of 2,000 different wines—about one doing tastings every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We
quarter from Southern Oregon. Having bought the want to support them as much as possible,” he says.
Jacksonville Inn and Restaurant in 1976, Evans says With more than 120 wineries in the region, visitors
he has visitors from all around the world, especially can look to local wine shops for advice on which to
California. They come for the Britt Music and Art visit and can talk with the knowledgeable staff about
Festival and lately for the wine, given the recent wine which wineries specialize in their favorites. Our visitors
region recognition by Forbes and Wine Enthusiast. find that from Albariño to Viognier, Southern Oregon
Head over to Medford from Jacksonville and you will wineries have something for everyone.
find two other well-stocked and well-staffed wine shops. Reprinted from the Fall Winter 2017 issue of Southern
Spirits World, which also sells hard alcohol, recently Oregon Wine Scene.

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Cruising Bordeaux
with Kriselle Cellars


Bordeaux, France

Call it kismet. The owner of an upscale travel company affiliated with a premier
river cruise line joins the wine club of a top-drawer Southern Oregon winery. In
casual conversation with winery management, he proposes an intriguing idea: taking
that winery’s Bordeaux varietals and tasting them side-by-side with their French
counterparts—in Bordeaux.
That’s how Kriselle Cellars’ Director Nora Lancaster explains the genesis of a
occasionally did he need to explain US west coast geography and Kriselle’s place in it.
Medford residents and Kriselle Cellar Society members Rosie and Dave Donnelly
took the cruise with no prior experience of Bordeaux. They loved discovering this
world-renowned wine region while spending time with Kriselle comrades. Most
memorable for Rosie was Saint-Émilion, with its limestone buildings and enormous
underground spaces created when building blocks were carved out. Below a 53-meter
seven-night Kriselle Cellars cruise for wine lovers aboard the AmaWaterways luxury bell-tower is the subterranean Monolithic Church, built over 300 years, beginning
vessel AmaDolce on the rivers of Bordeaux. Through the agency of Foy Renfro of in the 9th century by successive generations of monks. For Dave, a highlight was
Journey To and Fro Travel in Ashland, Kriselle partnered with the cruise line in the wisteria-clad Chateau de la Rivière in Fronsac, a splendid limestone structure
virtually every aspect of the itinerary. “That means we sent our wines from Southern with immense caves devoted to wine storage. When tasting the French and Oregon
Oregon over to the wine capital of the world and featured them on a cruise hosted Bordeaux varietals side-by-side, the couple purposely did so without knowing which
by Kriselle’s owner/winemaker Scott Steingraber. We first promoted it to our Cellar was which, and found they preferred the product of their local winery.
Society, (Kriselle Cellars’ wine club) then to the public and garnered a group of Lancaster sums up the Bordeaux experience, noting, “We enjoyed this
wine enthusiasts from New York, Washington State and Texas as well as the Rogue exploration immensely. The journey was bountiful in flavor, robust in experience
Valley—all coming as affiliates of Kriselle Cellars.” and enriching in kinship.” It proved so rewarding that Kriselle Cellars will be
Considered by many to be the world’s greatest wine-producing region, Bordeaux hosting another AmaWaterways wine cruise in August 2018—seven nights on the
occupies an area of southwestern France associated with the Gironde and Dordogne Danube River from Budapest, Hungary to Vilshofen, Germany. Looking at it the
Rivers and renowned for Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Petit other way, Renfro adds, “Being able to share what we have in Southern Oregon
Verdot, Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. Bordeaux is also the name of the principal city with the wider world is very special.”
of this region and a generic term for the varietals listed above. Many Umpqua, Rogue Reprinted from the Fall Winter 2017 issue of Southern Oregon Wine Scene.
and Applegate Valley wineries produce locally-grown Bordeaux, giving the wines a For more on Kriselle Cellars and all of the great wineries of Southern Oregon, please look for
Southern Oregon spin. a copy of Southern Oregon Wine Scene!
Along with 25 cases of Kriselle vintages specifically chosen for cruise events,
Steingraber provided wine education through onboard lectures and tastings that
explored Bordeaux and Southern Oregon as distinct places with distinct terroir.
“We discussed the differences in the wines while tasting side-by-side. The French
wines used for comparison weren’t just from the region in general but from the very
neighborhoods the ship was transiting—you’d look out the lounge windows at vines
as far as the eye could see—and a few castles.” Kriselle’s ripe characteristics showed
through slightly fuller body, richer fruit flavors and abundant natural acidity. The
French wines showed a softer expression consistent with the classic earth/mineral
highlights for which Old World wines are prized.
Besides a total immersion wine experience, the cruise featured what Lancaster
describes as “food so beautifully presented you had to take a picture—I could hardly
bear to stick a fork in.” The traditionally-trained French chef onboard created a wine
pairing dinner featuring Kriselle vintages. “We loved the creamy brie and gruyere
soup they made to go with Di’tani, our proprietary Bordeaux blend. They were kind
enough to share the recipe which we brought back for our Cellar Society.”
Each day featured multiple shore excursions including hikes geared to various
exertion levels, biking or vehicular tours, and wine tastings. One stop even offered a
visit to prehistoric caves. “Wine tourism is different in Bordeaux,” Lancaster points
out. “It’s largely by appointment only, but many chateaux have a nice relationship
with AmaWaterways and would do special things and make accommodations for our
passengers. This opened-up doors that would have been closed if we were on our own.” For information on this and other river wine cruises, please contact
Ashore in Côte de Bourg, Scott Steingraber shared Kriselle wines with locals at a village Foy Renfro at 541-708-1570 or
wine party. He found many, especially the younger generation, were in tune with the and visit
world of wine outside their borders and well-versed in Oregon wine production. Only
d o n’t wa n
You’re Invited!

Sunday, Nov. 19 11am - 5pm
Enjoy 18 wineries, appetizers, tastings and
fun at this self-paced wine tour event.
Tickets are $49 each and include a
commemorative Wine Trail wine glass.
18 wineries in the Applegate participate
in this fun, self-guided tour. You pick your
you don’t
The Sprin want to miss!
“Wine Country the way

starting location, but you’re free to visit
any number of the wineries on the Trail.
Each winery will offer both an appetizer
and a wine for tasting. This event also Estate
g Wine Ev

provides a great opportunity to stock up
on holiday wines for gifts or parties. We
encourage you to bring your friends,
designate a driver and enjoy this great

event. Its also the perfect opportunity to
explore new wineries that you’ve never
been to before!

Here’s a sampling of what the
wineries poured and paired at our
Spring event. Check our website for
Fall pairings coming soon!

Barrel Tasting: Claret
Featured Wine: Sparkling Sake
Food Pairing: Thai vegetarian curry

Barrel Tasting: 2015 Syrah
Featured Wine: 2016 Gewurztraminer Wild Wines
Food Pairing: Roasted Pork Shoulder

Barrel Tasting: 2015 Tempranillo
Featured Wine: 2014 Merlot
Food Pairing: Seafood Mac-n-Cheese

Barrel Tasting: 2016 Lily Girl Rosé
Featured Wine: 2013 Ghost Lily Syrah
Food Pairing: Moroccan cured wild salmon on
Rise Up multigrain toast with pea shoot pesto cream
and rosé gastrique

“Wine Country theyour
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Sunset Magazine
hould be”-
Doug Morse Selected as Marketing Agent
for Stage Pass Development

The Rogue Valley boasts some of the the Stage Pass development. Backed
most breathtaking scenery in the Pacific by nearly three decades of real estate
Northwest. With the region’s rolling experience, Morse has been one of
mountains, sophisticated vineyards, vast the region’s leading agents since the
forest and world-famous rivers, few places beginning of his career in the early 1990s.
can rival its scenic beauty. It’s no surprise Last year, Morse racked-up over $51
that with all its amazing attributes, the million in collective real estate sales.
Rogue Valley has quickly become a As Morse sees it, being able to
sought-after location for those looking for represent such a spectacular group of lots
a genuinely unique place to live. is truly an honor. “This new development
Nestled at the entrance to historic is going to be an amazing venture for
Jacksonville is where you’ll find Stage everyone involved. Purchasers will have
Pass—a residential development the opportunity to acquire their own tiny
surrounded by stunning wine country piece of this heaven we call home, and
views. The first phase of this planned the development will do wonders for the
community—The Vineyards at Stage town’s economy and local businesses.
Pass—includes 10 home sites available I am so grateful for the support and
for immediate purchase, with three opportunity to continue serving our area
of the sites already planted in vines. in such a positive and impactful way.”
According to Stage Pass Development Morse plans on bringing the
CEO Stephen Gambee, “This is a once- knowledge, hard work and experience
in-a-lifetime chance to literally live of his whole team to The Vineyards
among the vines.” Other lots boast at Stage Pass project, enhancing the
views of landmark area peaks with a already unparalleled experience of
few lots able to catch a glimpse of the building a home in this magnificent
outer rim of Crater Lake in the distance. development. Lots start at $455,000. To
Doug Morse, a principle broker learn more, visit www.stagepassoregon.
with John L. Scott, is handling sales of com or call 541-899-1964.

Red Lily Vineyards’s HARVEST time BABY!

Set in the heart of Southern Oregon’s wine country, The
Vineyards at Stage Pass features ten estate lots ranging from
2.0 to 3.3 acres. Nestled among a setting of lush vineyards,
the site offers exceptional views of Mt. McLoughlin, Roxy Ann,
the Table Rocks, Jacksonville and the Rogue Valley. In addition
to the spectacular landscapes and wildlife, a lively social scene
awaits in Jacksonville’s historic downtown - just minutes

Celebrate International Tempranillo Weekend
away. Three of the ten lots are planted in vines. Owners of
these properties will enjoy the benefits of purchasing fruit, and
becoming part of our exclusive, private wine labeling program. with us on November 11 & 12th to sample
Lot prices range from $455,000 to $635,000.
library wines and food pairings!
Join us for our Annual ‘RED Friday’ shopping
& sipping event on November 24th! Local
vendors & artisans will have amazing hand
crafted goods for purchase.

Open Thursday-Sunday, 11-5 p.m.
11777 Hwy 238, Applegate OR

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October 19
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