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Small Town Big Atmosphere • March 2018 •
4 BD 3 BA, 2,554 Sq Ft home, 1.74 Acres 58 ACRES, EFU 3 BD 2.5 BA, 2,260 Sq Ft HOUSES, 1,836 SQ.FT. HOME ON 9-ACRE LAKE
$629,900 | MLS 2985815 $2,200,000 | MLS 2979625 $487,000 | MLS 2985143 $ 1,900,000 | MLS 2984317

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.96 Acres, up to 15 Units Allowed Lots Starting at $230,000 2 BD 1 BA, 1,213 Sq Ft
3 BD 2.5 BA, 2,302 Sq Ft on .54 Acres
$379,900 | MLS 2983503 MLS 2970628 $649,900 | MLS 2985296 $398,500 | MLS 2968684

3 BD 2 BA, 1,312Sq Ft, RV Parking Sweeping Views, City Utilities 9.15 Acres, Homesite/Septic Approval 4 BD 3 BA, 2,208 Sq Ft on 11+ Acres
$259,000 | MLS 2984995 $199,500 | MLS 2985926 $185,000 | MLS 2980689 $399,000 | MLS 2974402
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4 BD 3 BA, 2,761 Sq. Ft 4 BD 3.5 BA, 3109 Sq. Ft
$674,999 | MLS 2983062 $799,000 | MLS 2983431
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Gorgeous Log Home sitting up high on This beautiful Estate includes a 6400 sq Architectural details throughout! Crafted New construction on the market with
your own private knoll top with forever ft detached air temp control shop with major designer touches throughout! Built
views all around you of Mountains, Luxury home with soaring 20’ vaulted
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Sunrises, Sunsets, City Lights & Valley Paved circular driveway w/gated entry, ceilings; Lg stone wood-burning fireplace by one of best builders and designers in
views! fenced for animals or vineyard. with gas starter. the valley.
880,000 $
799,000 $

Live close to Downtown Jacksonville & Beautiful Applegate property w/18.48 acres Looking for a vineyard in the Applegate An incredibly beautiful 40 usable acre
overlooking Applegate river & Humbug backing up to BLM land? Approx 3 acres of
close to Britt, fine dining & Jacksonville horse property with stunning 270 degree
Creek, 2 lg barns & irrigation rights from
Trails. Almost 1 acre with creek side living 1918! Vineyard planted in 2008 with 600 variety Italian grapes! First time on the market panoramic views of the Rogue Valley lights
& your own forest in the backyard. vines of Tempranillo, Syrah and Merlot! and mountainous forests and pastures.
459,900 $
2,500,000 $
620,000 $

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Applegate Store & Cafe 27 Élan Guest Suites & Gallery 2
Mark Sutter with our cover artist, Todd Lovett,
at their store, Artist & Gardener Back Porch Bar & Grill 15 Horsefeather Farms Ranchette 27
Bella Union 6 Jacksonville Inn 18
SHOPPING Jacksonville Inn
Las Palmas
Laundry & Quarters
Magnolia Inn
Artist & Gardener 20 Mustard Seed Cafe 27 Standish Cottage 17
Blue Door Garden Store 21 Pony Espresso Cafe 32 TouVelle House 18
Carefree Buffalo 32 Ray's Food Place 31
Cotton Broker 23 Schoolhaus Brewhaus 30
Country Quilts & Gifts 21 Umi Sushi 25
Crown Jewel 11
Farmhouse Treasures 28
Jacksonville Company 30
La Bohème 28
Penny & Lulu Studio Florist 32
Pickety Place Antiques 22
Pico's 25
Pot Rack 2
Quintessence Décor 29
Rebel Heart Books
Ruch Hardware
Scheffel's Toys & More 22 Forty Five Coffee 28 DANCIN Vineyards 17
Shooting Star Nursery 21 Pony Espresso Cafe 32 EdenVale Winery 27
Tobiano Boutique 24 Red Lily Vineyards 10
WillowCreek 29 Schmidt Family Vineyards 7


Near the airport on Biddle Road
3001 Biddle Road, Medford OR • (541) 770-1300

A Letter From Rogue Disposal & Recycling
My View / by Whitman Parker, Publisher
Editor’s Note: As Publisher of the Jacksonville Review, I am committed to bringing my readers
news stories that impact our quality of life. In my tenure, I can think of no matter that’s more
critical than the following Guest Column by our friends at Rogue Disposal and Recycling.
Thank you for reading and sharing this news with your friends and helping Our Small Town
with Big Atmosphere!
To our friends and neighbors which will ultimately lead to significantly
in Jacksonville: In response to the reduced contamination.
increasingly worrisome state of global We are dedicated to making sure that
recycling markets, we at Rogue Disposal the recyclable materials we collect are
& Recycling are rethinking our curbside marketable, will actually be recycled,
recycling program. and not end up in
Put simply, we need a landfill in some
to focus our efforts on other part of the
collecting only those world. We see this
materials we know as a long term
we can find markets challenge, requiring
for (preferably commitment to
domestic), and we long term solutions.
need your help Changing curbside
in making these programs is not easy
changes. for anyone, and we
Jill Hamilton, Broker As of Monday, Laura Leebrick and Garry Penning recognize that it will
March 5th, we will be require thoughtful
541-621-0680 hitting the reset button on our curbside re-education of our customers about
Sarah Farnsworth, Broker recycling program. We’ll be asking our
customers to limit what they put in
contamination, and about materials that
are no longer considered “recyclable.”
541-941-4620 their recycling carts to the following
items: Corrugated Cardboard (the kind
You may have already received our
new curbside recycling education
with the wavy middle layer), Tin and materials, and our hope is that the new
Aluminum Cans, Newspaper (including guidelines will be easy to understand.
inserts and ads), and Plastic Milk Jug Our goal is to enable our customers
Style Containers (gallon and half gallon to recycle items for which there are
Sally Bell sizes, clear or white, no lids). This revised sustainable, accessible, and affordable
Principal Broker list of accepted items is based on input markets—now and into the future.
from various Pacific Northwest recycling Thank you for your business, and for your
541-601-1230 processors that we work with. We know willingness to be a part of the solution.
that whatever mix we collect needs to Sincerely,
be made up of materials that are easy to Laura Leebrick and Garry Penning
describe and communicate to customers, Rogue Disposal & Recycling, Inc.

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"I have worked with the Windermere team of Sally Bell and Jill Hamilton ABOUT THE COVER: "Haven," a watercolor by Todd Lovett came about at this time last
year when our town was in the midst of snow and cold. Todd says, "My inspiration was
on several real estate transactions. They are extremely helpful with what can
a strong craving for an idyllic spring day so I chose to create one for myself." See more of
be a complicated and stressful situation when you are selling your home and
Todd’s artwork at his in-town shop, “Artist and Gardener” at 130 S. 3rd Street.
buying a new one. I wouldn't work with anyone else!" Melanie Logan

3680 Hwy 238, Jacksonville
$799,000 | 4 BR | 3 BA | VISIT: 220 E. CALIFORNIA STREET
541-899-9500 OFFICE
Vaulted ceilings & picturesque 541-601-1878 MOBILE
windows w/spectacular views to the
For advertising information, please contact
rim of Crater Lake. Theater room,
guest room, att & det garages.
Whit Parker and visit our website:


15095 Hwy 238, Jacksonville
$1.7M | 2.18 Ac | 5000 SF TWO
Applegate Store & Cafe
in the heart of a growing
community. Endless opportunities,
plus offers a home to live in while
you run your businesses. 2018
ding GUEST SAT: 11AM-5PM | SUN: 11AM-4PM
1622 Johnson St, Medford
$229,900 | 3 BR | 2 BA
Centrally located in East Medford. 3
BR, 2 BA home offers 1530 sq. ft., 2
LR, new counters & large backyard.
@ car garage w/new garage door. INN AT THE COMMONS IN MEDFORD

See our listings at TICKETS: $125 AT
Jacksonville Art Events
March 2018
Art Presence Art Center
Mar 2—April 29: The Poet’s Palette

• Monday-Friday, 11:30am-12:30pm: LUNCH • THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 5:00-7:00PM:
WITH FOOD & FRIENDS, for those 60 or older, JACKSONVILLE ELEMENTARY'S ANNUAL ART This Spring, Art Presence members exhibit works in a
poetic theme, including pieces such as “Time Unfolding,”
Oddfellows Hall, 175 S. Oregon Street. EXHIBITION. Article & ad p 22 an image by Vivian McAleavey (pictured above). The
show opens Friday, March 2, with a reception from 1–3
• FRIDAY NIGHT MUSIC AT SCHMIDT FAMILY • Friday, March 16, 10:00-11:30am: EDIBLE AND pm on Saturday, March 3. The exhibition will be on
display every Friday–Sunday through Sunday, April 29.
AND RHONDA BROWN, Jacksonville Community
Center. or 541-702-2585 An exhibit of paintings by Delores
NURSERY. p 21 Ribal are currently featured at Pioneer
• Saturday, March 17: CELEBRATE THE SHAMROCK Village, with a gala reception for the
artist on Wednesday, March 14, from
MARCH IN JACKSONVILLE. See ad above 4:30–6:30 pm. Come meet the artist
and enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres
• saturday, march 3, 9:00-11:00am: beekman • Saturday & Sunday, March 17 & 18: OREGON while viewing her works.
arboretum work party. p 20 CHEESE FESTIVAL, Rogue Creamery, Central Point.
Ad p 4, Article p 6 Celebrating the Shamrock
• Wednesday, MARCH 7, noon-1:00pm: Join Art Presence Art Center for a special St. Patrick’s Day
WINDOWS IN TIME SERIES, “Heritage Ranch History: • Saturday, March 17: St. Patrick's Day at Red event from 12–5 pm on Saturday, March 17, 2018. Enjoy
live music by Minstrel Streams, wine and hors d’oeuvres,
The Charley Brothers,” at the Medford Library, and Lily Vineyards, all day hard cider flights, wine AND a raffle for a basket of artworks fly Art Presence
members valued at $300!
again on Wednesday, March 14, noon-1:00pm, at the flights, cupcake pairings, corned beef sandwiches and
Ashland Library. See "Focus on Hanley Farm" p 12 live music from 2-5 p.m. p 10
• Thursday, march 8: SCHOOLHAUS BEER DINNERS • saturday, March 17: edenvale winery
101, Schoolhaus Brewhaus. p 30 founder's day celebration. p 27
• Friday, MARCH 9, 7:00pm: DOUBLE FEATURE • Saturday, March 17, 9:00am-NOON: SOLC
MOVIE NIGHT AT OLD CITY HALL. "Brief Moment" & Jacksonville WoodlandS STEWARDSHIP DAY. p 20
"Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation." p 13
• sunday, March 11 & 18: paint & sip at MEETING ON POLICE DEPARTMENT FUNDING.
edenvale winery. Article p 8, ad p 27 Jacksonville Elementary School, 655 Hueners Lane. p 13
Minstrel Streams performs a mini-concert in the upstairs
room at Art Presence Art Center on Sunday, March 25,

T HIS M ONTH AT from 2–4 pm. Rebecca Stuart plays classical and native
American flute and her husband, Matt Stuart, plays guitar
and keyboards,. Together they create rich instrumentals
T HE B ELLA and a serene ambience. Come by and enjoy their music!
Off-Site Exhibitions
♣♣♣♣♣♣ •Exhibit of paintings by Dolores Ribal at the Medford

Public Library through March.
•Exhibit of paintings by Dolores Ribal at Pioneer Village
through month’s end.
•Exhibit of works by Walt Wirfs in the Jacksonville
Library’s Naversen Room continues.
1-3 DAVID PINSKY & BROADWAY PHIL Art Presence Art Center is a nonprofit organization
located at 206 N. Fifth St., next to Jacksonville’s historic
courthouse. Gallery hours: 11am–5pm every Fri–Sun.
16 & 17 CHARLES GUY & SONIDO ALEGRE “Looking forward
22 TIM MITCHELL DUO to having you!” Paintings by Arlene Warner
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Historic Jacksonville Website & Art Event Calendar by
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New Faces at Farmhouse
David Pfrimmer
Principal Broker, Accredited Buyers Agent
Certified Residential Marketing Specialist
Cell: (541) 326-6262 W
Van Vleet Jacksonville • 505 N. 5th St, Jacksonville, OR 97530

Patti Keck, Susan Britton and Kelly Cason

After 18 fun and successful years, famous fudge and a full line of Georgie
Kelly Cason has sold the “farm” to new Girl jewelry!” Kelly also plans to remain
Owner, Patti Keck. Although Farmhouse involved with the Chamber of Commerce
Historic Jacksonville. Custom cherry & alder cabinets, built ins, granite Treasures was not on the market, Kelly and other community activities.
counters, SS appliances, custom crown moldings, copper gas fire pit on the
tiled patio, high quality double-pane wood windows, knotty oak flooring
says she had growing aspirations of a fun Patti is a long time resident of the
to the beautiful vaulted ceilings. 3 car fully finished garage. retirement, and look forward to spending Rogue Valley and Jacksonville. She’s
415 Shafer Lane, Jacksonville, OR | MLS 2985533 | $925,000 more time doing other activities with currently serving as a board member
family and friends. of Friends of St. Joseph’s Historical
For a while, you’ll still find Kelly Catholic Rectory (FOSJ) and is the former
working at the store on Tuesdays with co-owner of the Country Cottage Café
Susan Britton and helping Patti learn the & Bakery, now “C” Street Bistro in
day-to-day operations. Kelly says she’s Jacksonville. Patti brings an extensive
most grateful to all of her customers, background in outside sales and
who’ve become like family over the years. fundraising. Please stop in and say hello
And she says, “The store will still offer its to the “new hen on the block!”

Waffles and Smoothies Come
AWARD WINNING WINERY AND VINEYARD. 74.87 Acres of grapes to Jacksonville
and pasture w/irrigation. Beautiful tasting room, state of the art
custom crush & wine storage. Owners produce with award winning The Liège Waffle, Jacksonville’s newest Also on the menu: Green Smoothies.
wines. 9200 Ramsey Rd | MLS 2982535 & 2982536 | $4,995,000 food establishment, has opened at 150 “We’re passionate about our waffles—but
See virtual tour here:
Co-Listed with Randy McBee, Broker, John L. Scott, 541.944.0299 S. Oregon Street. Located in the Orth we also wanted to offer something that’s
Building, in the really good
space recently for you,” says
held by The Cummings.
Cheesemonger’s “Our smoothies
Search the ENTIRE MLS: Wife, The Liège are almost like Waffle offers
tasty treats with
a salad in a cup.
We start with a
a historic origin. quarter pound
“This style of spinach
of waffle and add other
originated ingredients.
in the city of They’re super

March at the Bella! Liège, Belgium
in the late
18th century,”
Co-owners Jonathan Cummings, Spencer Henry
Flavors on
the smoothies
says co-owner list are: All
and Seth Stephenson are all smiles during
Jonathan the Fruit, The
Join us in the Bella Saloon & Patio every Thursday the Grand Opening festivities!
Cummings. Green Berry,
Free beer tastings & $1 BBQ Oysters! “It’s different from other waffles because Mango Vanilla, Orange Pineapple, Peanut

Oysters March
it’s made from dough, not batter. And
because there’s yeast in the dough, it’s
delicate, and takes fourteen hours to
Butter Chocolate, and Strawberry Ana.
“The two sides of our menu are like
yin and yang,” Cummings says with
& Ale 1: Eclyptic
8: Boneyard
prepare.” But that’s not the only thing
that makes a Liège waffle different. “The
a chuckle. “That’s why our hashtag is
‘Sinful Waffles, Righteous Smoothies.’”
15: Hopworks waffle uses pearled sugar,” Cummings The Liège Waffle’s winter hours are
22: Rogue adds, “which we have to import from Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:00am to
Belgium. Pearled sugar gives the dough a 6:00pm; Fridays and Saturdays, 9:00am
29: Elysian bit of crunch, and a sweetness that makes to 8:00pm. With a Kids Menu listed,
the flavor of a Liège waffle unique.” plus catering services and meeting
Varieties on the menu include: Plain, space available, The Liège Waffle adds a
Saturday, March 17th
Lemon Berry, Nutella Bella, Red Devil, distinctive tang to Jacksonville’s food scene.
Fluff and Nutter, and “The Works.”
• Corned Beef & Cabbage
Patrick’s • Irish Mulligan Stew 14th Annual Oregon Cheese Festival
Day • Bella Lamb Shank is March 17 at Rogue Creamery
Join more than 20 cheesemakers
and 80 specialty food and beverage

Bringing Planning a wedding or producers from Oregon and beyond at
the Oregon Cheese Festival on March
large cocktail or
the Bella dinner party?
17 & 18, Saturday 11:00am-5:00pm and
Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm. Sponsored by
the Oregon Cheese Guild since 2005,
To you Check out the Ciao Bella Catering page on
this Oregon-inspired culinary event
includes a farmer’s market-style artisan
our website. You’ll be surprised at how easy - food, beer, cider and wine festival,
Lunch Monday through and the Meet the Cheesemakers and
& affordable - it is to leave the cooking to us. Winemakers Dinner. Held under friendly event. Children under 12 may
Saturday ✪ Sunday Brunch
Yes, you can enjoy your own event! 2 large tents, 15,000 sq. ft. of space, taste for free. Please visit the website for
Dinner & Cocktails Nightly at Rogue Creamery’s Central Point more info,
Call for more info: 541-261-8884 facility, the fourteenth annual festival Founded in 2006, the Oregon Cheese
170 W. California St. invites guests to shake hands with Guild ( is
Jacksonville cheesemakers & other artisans. dedicated to the art and craft of making Rogue Creamery is located at 311 North cheese. The Guild is a collaborative
Front Street (Hwy 99) in Central Point. effort to increase awareness of Oregon’s
541/899-1770 artisanal cheeses, create educational
Cost of Cheese and food sampling tickets
are $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Wine/ opportunities, and provide a platform
cider/beer/spirit tasting is an additional for cooperation and shared resources
$10 and includes a commemorative glass. among Oregon cheesemakers.
Tickets on sale now! This is a family See ad page 4.
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3808 Dark Hollow Road, Medford 2135 Little Applegate Rd, Jacksonville 415 Shafer Lane, Jacksonville 14319 Highway 238, Jacksonville
$589,900 | 3BR 3.5BA | 2988 SF | MLS 2982612 $599,900 | 3BR 2.5BA | 3188 SF | MLS 2985451 $925,000 | 3BR 2.5BA | 2761 SF | MLS 2985533 $2,500,000 | 2 BR 2 ½ BA | 3062 SF | MLS 2981254
Incredibly beautiful Lindal Cedar Home on 3.9 Complete privacy w/hidden valley & beautiful Elegant custom home on .70 acre lot with clear Beautiful vineyard property w/18.48 acres
acres with views, majestic oak trees and gardens. custom log home. Meadow w/aspens, seasonal cherry cabinets, granite counters, knotty oak overlooking Applegate river & Humbug Creek.
Soaring ceilings, formal dining, contemporary pond, abuts BLM lands. 3-stall barn, greenhouse, flooring and vaulted ceilings, 3 car garage w/ Gorgeous landscaping, private estate setting w/
kitchen, dramatic master suite and shop/garage. additional accessory bldgs. Only 20 minutes to J’ville. detached shop. gated entry, chef’s kitchen, and guest quarters.

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710 South 3rd Street, Jacksonville 3680 Highway 238, Jacksonville 12591 Williams Hwy, Grants Pass Gold Terrace Heights, Jacksonville
$749,900 | 3BR 2BA | 1656 SF | MLS 2983513 $799,000 | 4BR 3BA | 2658 SF | MLS 2983172 $1,100,000 | 3BR 2BA | 2500 SF | MLS 2980296 LOT/HOME PACKAGES STARTING AT $550,000
Own a piece of history on Daisy Creek! The 1868 brick Beautiful custom-built in 1995, meticulously Custom 2500 sq. ft. 3 BR home on private Jacksonville’s newest subdivision offering
house has been updated and features a bright and cared for home, just outside Historic 9+ acres on Applegate River. Includes guest 25 lot/home packages starting at $550,000.
cheery kitchen, brand new appliances, a spacious Jacksonville. This property boasts just over house or 2-family set-up with water rights Custom-built homes by Riverdell Construction
floor plan, high ceilings, a detached garage. 44 acres of privacy and incredible views. and outbuilding. and River Lane Homes in a private setting.


Van Vleet, Jacksonville
505 N. 5th St, Jacksonville, OR 97530

3808 Dark Hollow Road, Medford
Schmidt Family Incredibly beautiful 2988 sq. ft. Lindal Cedar Home on 3.9 acres. Located on a
secluded knoll with majestic oak trees, rose and vegetable gardens, fruit trees

Vineyards and fencing for privacy and deer proofing. There are 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths,
soaring ceilings, formal dining room, contemporary kitchen, dramatic master
suite and a sunroom. Custom cabinetry, walls of glass and new decks. 682 sq. ft.
garage includes a shop.


Tasting Room and Kitchen Open Daily 12-5pm We have a pre-approved buyer
who wants to buy a nice one level home in
Jacksonville with city services as soon as possible.
Friday Night Music Every Friday! 5-8pm Please call us if you want to sell your home.

See Our Website for Upcoming Events
Sterling Creek Road,
79.87 beautiful wooded acres
located just outside Jacksonville
541 846 9985 - with home site approval.
330 Kubli Rd, Grants Pass, OR 97527 $225,000

Paint and Sip at EdenVale Winery
88 Granite Street,
Own a piece of history in this beautifully
remodeled and updated home with
architecturally designed guest addition.
Prime location, just steps from our famous
Lithia Park, Oregon Shakespeare Festival,
award winning restaurants, art galleries
and more. Fabulous open kitchen, spacious
living room with fireplace, dining room,
breakfast room, office/library and half
bath. Beautiful sunroom addition opens
to media room or quest quarters, with full
bath. Spacious master suite. Ensuite guest
bedroom with sitting area. Gorgeous
grounds, mature landscaping, decks, saline
in-ground pool, dramatic water feature &
brick patio.

Looking for a chance to tap your inner Classes are $35 per person and
artist while sipping some great wine and include all materials and one glass of
12591 Williams Hwy, spending time with friends? Paint and wine, beer or unlimited non-alcoholic
Grants Pass Sip art classes at EdenVale Winery will beverages. Depending upon weather,
Private 9.05 irrigated acres of EFU land along be held this spring on March 11, March classes are held at one of several on-site
the beautiful Applegate River. Very old
(1800’s) water rights from Williams Creek and 18, April 8 and April 15. Small group locations including inside the historic
Applegate River, providing abundant water classes are led by Erin Griffin of Painted Voorhies Mansion, outside on the
with irrigation sprinklers to the level pastures Expressions of Southern Oregon, who will pavilion overlooking the vineyards, or
and farmland. Many lg outbuildings, car
& RV storage and a beautifully appointed help you create a canvas painting that you’ll in the historic barn. Purchase tickets
486 sq. ft. office w/full bath & wood stove. take home! Erin’s instructor-guided sessions at the EdenVale Winery tasting room
Lg fenced organic garden area and an make it easy for painters of all skill levels to located at 2310 Voorhies Road or call
adorable, custom guest house or 2-family
set-up. Fenced & cross-fenced w/an arena follow the same step-by-step instructions, 541-512-2955 ext. 4.
area for riding & gorgeous river frontage the with unique results for each artist.
width of the property. Custom-built 3 bd,
2 ba, 2500+ sq. ft. home features a private
master suite w/steam shower, open kit/ Friendship Force Heads to Costa Rica
living area w/FP, eating bar & Gaggenau
cooktop. Deck w/hot tub, vaulted ceilings Eighteen members of Friendship Force served as Honorary Chairperson of
& expansive windows to enjoy the view. The will be hosted by the Friendship Force The Friendship Force through the first
perfect river property for agriculture, horses,
club of San José this March 11 to 19. twenty-five years, working to ensure that
wine grapes or parties & events.
Seven of the “ambassadors” are from the organization became vibrant and
$1,100,000 FF Southern Oregon, which meets at known around the world.
3:00pm on the last
Sunday of the month
at the Royal Mobile
Estates club house in
Jacksonville. Seven
ambassadors are
from FF Morganton,
North Carolina; three
are from FF Flathead
Valley, Montana;
and one is from FF
Willamette Valley,
Members of Friendship Force gathering together before marching in
Oregon. FFSO is the
the 2018 Chinese New Year parade: Amy Lepon, Mavis Marney,
lead on the “journey.”
Brad Hildreath, Judy & Bill Schraeder, and Carole Heath
Members of the
San José club will host the ambassadors In September 2018, Friendship Force of
in their homes. The San José club will Southern Oregon will host ambassadors
not only show their guests the theatres, from Medicine Hat, Alberta, British
museums and night life of the capital Columbia. FFSO members who are
city, but will also provide excursions to able will host and other members will
the volcanoes, jungles and both coasts coordinate visits to Crater Lake, the
of the country. The host club provides Redwoods and Coast, wineries and
these experiences at no cost to the Ashland. Of course, a trolley ride
ambassadors and, in turn, many San José through Jacksonville followed by lunch
club members are eager to experience and shopping have been included among
home hospitality in one or more of the the ambassadors’ experiences since
other 365 chapters of Friendship Force in FFSO’s founding.
60 other countries. Curious about Friendship Force? See
Friendship Force was founded in 1977;; or call
in Atlanta, Georgia. Rosalynn Carter 541-896-1231.

End of Story for Used Book Sales
The Jacksonville Friends of the Library, storage unit. Books are taken there from
(JFOL) a non-profit that has held used the library, sorted, and boxed, and then
book sales for fifteen years, announced its delivered back to the library branch right
decision to terminate the popular sales. before each sale.” In the past, she says, the
In a written statement, JFOL’s Joan Avery Rogue Book Exchange picked them up
said, “Jacksonville Friends of the Library and others were donated to Goodwill.
will no longer be sponsoring Book Another disposal option has also
Sales. This has been an important way become untenable. Avery says the FOJL
to support our local branch, but we no had been boxing and shipping unsold
longer have a way to dispose of the books books to Better World Book, who would
that don’t sell.” then sell through an online site. However,
JFOL had held sales since 1995, that entity is now requiring the library
originally using profits to pay for group to scan each book in advance of
extended library hours as well as other shipping, to determine if the book has
library materials. In a follow up with any value online. Avery says, “Better
the Review, Avery noted that, “Since the World isn’t able to recycle unsold books
library district bond issue was passed, the as easily as in the past…and even if we
book sale profits were then used to fund had enough volunteers to do the required
programs for both adults and children, scanning, we would still have to get rid
and to support the popular Summer of the books they didn’t want.”
Reading Program. And, we also paid for The Jacksonville Friends of the Library
additional furniture.” plans to remain intact, Joann Avery
Typical sales netted from $900-$1100 concludes, “and is now searching for
per sale and attracted hundreds of buyers. new volunteers to step up and decide
However, Avery said disposing of unsold how we can continue to support our
books is now the main reason for ending local branch.”
the sales. “We need to dispose of the Interested volunteers may contact
unsold books after each sale because we Joann Avery at
don’t have room to store them in our or call 541-702-2114.
Mary Ann Harris Chambers – Survivor
Pioneer Profiles / by Carolyn Kingsnorth
In the mid-1800s, the promise of gold and free land lured fortune seekers and settlers to the
newly-formed Oregon Territory. They were soon followed by merchants who amassed their
own wealth selling supplies to the miners and farmers. This ongoing series shares the stories of
these pioneers and their times.
With women today finding their voices Harris managed to seize his rifle but
and power by sharing their experiences, was mortally wounded while closing
organizing, marching, demonstrating, the door of the cabin. Sophie, in the
and seeking political office, a look at some excitement of the moment rushed
powerful pioneer women seems in order. out the front door, where she was
A woman’s role was considerably shot through the right arm between
different in the 19th Century. It was a the shoulder and elbow. She rapidly
“man’s world.” But while subject to retreated. Harris, while clinging to life,
male dominance, women usually ruled told Mary Ann to bar the doors and
the home, considered by society as their
“natural sphere.” Some prevailed in both
load the guns—a rifle, a shotgun and
two pistols. She replied that she never
Folk singer and historian
worlds. Women like suffragette Josephine
Martin Plymale (Jacksonville Review,
October 2016) were natural born leaders.
loaded a gun in her life! As he lay dying,
Harris described how to do so.
With her husband dead and her
David Gordon
Some like hotelier Madame Jeanne
DeRoboam Holt parlayed their “talents”
daughter severely wounded, Mary Ann
now was entirely dependent upon her
performs stories & songs of
into survival and success (Jacksonville
Review, March 2017). Some like teacher
Jane McCully
own efforts. The Indians had already
burned the outbuildings. As they now
attempted to burn
The Oregon Trail
(Jacksonville Review, the house, Mary
July and August 2016) Ann began firing at
found their strength by
rising to an occasion
and addressing life
them. She frequently
changed positions
within the house to
head on.
Mary Ann Harris
Chambers falls in
give the impression
that several people
were shooting. Sophie
April 1st
the latter category,
responding to
helped load and
reload the guns as 1:30 & 3 pm
circumstances with
best she could. Mary
Ann continued to Naversen Room of the
courage, bravery, and
defend herself and
daughter for the next Jacksonville
She was born
Mary Ann Young on
eight hours. At one
point she supposedly Library
Christmas Day in counted 21 Indians—
1820 in Knox County, some hiding in the
Tennessee. She grew bush, some displaying “One More River to Cross”
up near Lafayette, the scalps of neighbors captures the courage, hope,
Missouri, where her murdered a few hours
family moved when earlier. Late in the
and faith leading pioneers westward.
she was small. We afternoon, firing on
know little about her heritage, however,
both Tennessee and Missouri were still
the flats about a mile below the house
attracted the Indians attention and they Admission: $5
frontier at that time, so most likely she
came from a family of farmers. In 1843
left to discover its source.
Mary Ann used the opportunity to Reservations Required
she married farmer George Washington flee, carrying Sophie and a pistol to
Harris. A year later a daughter, Ann
Sophia, was born, followed two years
a thicket of chaparral near the house.
When returning members of the war 541-245-3650
later by their son David.
Learning of the free land to be had
party found the house abandoned, they
began scouring the property. As they
in the Oregon Territory, the family approached the thicket, Mary Ann fired
crossed the Oregon-California Trail in her pistol, causing a general scattering of
1853, settling the following spring on a the Indians. This scenario was repeated
homestead on Louse Creek (now known several times until the Indians adopted
as Harris Creek) about eight miles north a strategy of surrounding the thicket
of Grants Pass. The site provided open and settling in for a siege. Unbeknownst
land which Harris proposed to use in to them, Mary Ann was now out of
the production of grain and vegetables. ammunition and had been firing only
Its proximity to the Trail afforded a powder. The Indians had been armed
ready market for all kinds of produce. with rifles, and later reports indicated the
There the Harris family proposed to Indians did not want to kill the women,
carve their fortunes. only to capture them.
However, this was not to be. At any rate, the standoff continued
Where the native Indians had initially until dawn.
been helpful, even welcoming to early Shortly after sunrise a volunteer militia
settlers, they became increasingly arrived and the Indians fled. When Mary
hostile as more and more settlers Ann recognized their uniforms, she
poured into the region, usurping carried Sophie to meet them. The two
Indian lands and treating the natives were worn, haggard, covered with blood,
as subservient. There were also those and blackened with powder—scarcely
who believed “the only good Indian is recognizable. Major Fitzgerald, the head of
a dead Indian.” Such was the setting for the militia, is purported to have exclaimed,
the Rogue Indian Wars of 1852 to 1856. “My God! Are you white women?”
On the morning of October 9, 1855, The militia carried the two to
George Harris was engaged in splitting Jacksonville. John Love, a prominent
logs for fencing, and Mary Ann was Jacksonville businessman and town
preparing to do the family washing. trustee took them in. A returning band of
Sophie was busy inside, and David had Indians had burned their cabin, so Mary
spent the night at a neighbor’s house. Ann and Sophie no longer had a home.
When Harris became aware of a band of Despite several searches, David was
Indians in war paint, he hurriedly left his never seen nor heard from again and was
task and walked rapidly to the house. presumed dead. So in exchange for room
Although Harris was unaware of the and board for herself and Sophie, Mary
fact, braves returning from a hunting trip Ann cared for Love’s frail and ailing
had discovered the wanton massacre by mother until her death in 1859. Margaret
settlers of some 80 old men, women, and Love became the first person buried in
children at their encampment on the Rogue the Jacksonville cemetery—by special
River two days before. Infuriated, they dispensation of the town’s trustees since
had embarked on a bloody trail of reprisal the cemetery had not officially opened.
killing pioneer families and burning their The following year, one week after
homes. Harris purportedly became a target her sixteenth birthday, Sophie Harris
because he had helped a muleskinner steal married John Love.
a young Takelma Indian woman. Profiles - Cont'd. on Pg. 27
News from Friends of Jacksonville's
Historic Cemetery
by Dirk J. Siedlecki, President – FOJHC
A Happy Ending, But the Mystery Salem area. John then found a memorial
Remains—In November 2017, volunteer and photo of the stone on FindAGrave
John Mcglothlin and I decided that it and we found where we believed the
was a good time to tackle a long-overdue stone belonged. We contacted the Eugene
project and empty the storage cabinets in Pioneer Cemetery Association and shared
the Sexton's Tool House. We knew they our news with them. Needless to say they

had not been touched in years and were were very excited about the possibility of
aware they contained some decorative having this piece of missing headstone
pieces such as urns, finials, a column and returned to them. They took some photos

broken pieces of headstones. of their piece of the Zumwalt headstone,
These were all items that had been the top portion, and took measurements
vandalized over the years and placed in and we were all 99.9 % certain we had a
the Sexton's Tool House match. We made plans

ISN’T ALWAYS BETTER for safekeeping with
repairs to be made in the
future. With all of our
to get together and on
January 22, we drove
up to Eugene to return
equipment stored against our piece of Margaret
Custom Personalized Service the cabinets, we couldn’t Zumwalt's headstone.
see what else was stored Placing the two pieces
Your Local Neighborhood Realtor on all of the other shelves on top of a work table
in the cabinets. and watching them
To say we were easily slide together

CALL US TODAY surprised with what we
found would certainly
be an understatement.
was a wonderful and
rewarding moment.
Margaret Zumwalt, wife
In addition to the urns, of A.J. Zumwalt, was born
finials, a column and on February 13, 1837 and
935 N Fifth Street, Jacksonville cross that we expected to come across, we
also found a number of smaller headstones.
died on November 7, 1873 at the age of 36
years, eight months, and twenty-five days.
After we emptied all cabinets, we We had a great visit with members of the
placed the items outside the Sexton's Tool Board of the Eugene Pioneer Cemetery
house where John photographed each Association, Quentin Holmes, Dorothy
and every item. While we have already Brandner and George Beebe touring
found where a number of the pieces their cemetery, sharing ideas and mutual
belong, we will continue the search for concerns about ongoing care of our Pioneer
others and start making repairs in the Cemeteries while enjoying lunch together.
spring and as the weather warms up. Of course the big mystery is how this
We are very excited about placing these piece of headstone found its way all
headstones and making the necessary the way to Jacksonville from Eugene
repairs to make them whole again. and how long ago? I am afraid we will
Debbie Tollefson Tammy French Don Tollefson An interesting twist to this story is
regarding one of the pieces of headstone
most likely never have an answer to that
question but we are certainly pleased that
Principal Broker/Owner Broker Principal Broker/Owner that was located on the bottom shelf and thanks to John's diligence, that it is back
541-973-9184 541-415-4022 541-973-9185 in the far back corner. John, who was
pulling items out and handing them to
home where it belongs.
Marker Cleaning Workshops—Our
me, almost missed it as it was a flat piece monthly marker cleaning workshops
resting in the dark corner. After getting resume on Saturday, April 21 from
it out into the light we realized it was 9:00am until noon. Volunteers meet at

Red Lily Vineyards
just the bottom piece of a headstone and the Sexton's Tool House to pick up all
not the entire stone. It obviously had the necessary tools and supplies. This
been broken with a very crude repair is a very rewarding volunteer project
attempted by someone at some point in that anyone can help with. Dress for the
time. We could make out at the top of task as you may get a little dirt splatter
the stone "Wife of" and on the next line and you may want to bring along a
a very faint "J" to the left of the name stool to sit on. There is no cleaning
Zumwalt. John, who is an excellent in May as we are busy preparing the
researcher and loves a challenge, checked cemetery grounds for the Memorial Day
local cemetery records and census and Holiday but, workshops resume on June
other records for the era and found no 16, and then the third Saturday of the
Zumwalts in Southern Oregon. His month through September 15. Check
further research confirmed a pioneer our website for complete details at
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10 MARCH 2018 JACKSONVILLE REVIEW 541-899-1924
The Political Faces of Clay Tobacco Pipes
Digging Jacksonville / by Elizabeth Thompson
Dozens of clay tobacco pipes have from Germany to the outskirts of the
been recovered by the Southern Oregon western frontier. This was especially
University Laboratory of Anthropology interesting when considering the limited
(SOULA) from archaeological sites in means of transportation into Southern
Jacksonville and throughout Southern Oregon in the early 1850s, which
Oregon. These have included stemmed typically consisted of using pack mules
and reed-stem pipes (with a replaceable to bring supplies over the surrounding
stem that is inserted into the shank) mountain ranges.
that are either plain, decorated, or The President Taylor (1849-1850)
anthropomorphic shapes. One type of pipes are often identified by the script or
anthropomorphic clay tobacco pipe block letters of “Rough and Ready” on
manufactured by European and United the shank, a reference to his nickname
States pipemakers in of “Old Rough and
the mid-nineteenth Ready,” or by their wide
century were laurel wreath, sideburns,
“Political” pipes that and prominent jowls.
depicted the effigies President Fillmore
of United States (1850-1853) pipes are
political figures. These often identified by
included Presidents the block letters of
George Washington, “PRESIDENT” and
Zachary Taylor, Millard “FILLMORE” on either
Fillmore, and Franklin side of the shank or by
Pierce; politicians, a narrow laurel wreath.
such as Henry Clay President Washington
and Lewis Cass; and (1789-1797) pipes
popular figures, such are commemorative
as Martha Washington. in nature and are
SOULA has often identified by
recovered numerous the block letters
political pipes from “WASHINGTON”
archeological sites on the shank or by a
in Southern Oregon, crown of V’s. Martha NATIVE
including those Washington pipes, Something
associated with the
Rogue River War of
sometimes referred to as
“Victoria” or “Liberty”
to swoon over...
1855-1856. pipes, are often
For my Southern Oregon University identified by their curly hair and two
senior thesis, I built a typology of clay beaded necklaces. These are just a few of
tobacco pipes recovered from two the political faces of clay tobacco pipes
historical Rogue River War sites: Miners’ that have been recovered from Southern Diamonds
Fort, a civilian fort outside of Gold Beach,
occupied for two months in the winter
Oregon archaeological sites.
Featured image: Three President Fillmore
New & Old
of 1856; and Fort Lane, an Army military pipes were recovered from Miners’ Fort
post outside of Central Point, occupied during excavations at SOULA’s 2016 Field JEWEL
from 1853-1856. My typology focused School on the southern Oregon coast. These
on identifying the portion of the pipe reed-stem pipes are of German origin. The 165 e. california
fragments we recovered, (either bowl, top pipe has the words “PRESIDENT” and O jacksonville
spur, shank, and/or stem) the country or “FILLMORE” in block letters on either side R
state in which it was manufactured, the of the shank. The two pipes on the bottom are E 541.899.9060
type of materials used to form it, and the representative of the fragmentary nature of G
presence or absence of maker’s marks, archaeological artifacts used for identification. O www.

mold lines, glazes, and decorations, Elizabeth Thompson N SUNSTONE

Crown Jewel
including specific effigies, such as United graduated from
States presidents. Southern Oregon
I identified four types of political pipes University in December
from the Miners’ Fort and Fort Lane with a BS in Sociology
sites: Presidents Taylor, Fillmore, and and Anthropology.
Washington, as well as his wife, Martha. She is pursuing a
Most of these reed-stem pipes were career in archaeology
manufactured in Uslar or Grossalmerode, in Southern Oregon and Northern The Crown Jewel
Germany, for export to the United States. California. You can reach SOULA at rosec@ 165 E. California St.
I was amazed to learn that in the 1850s or follow SOULA on Facebook/ Jacksonville
these pipes traveled thousands of miles OregonUniversityLaboratoryofAnthropology. 541.899.9060

Focus on Hanley Farm
NO W T A K I N G by Pam Sasseen, Volunteer
Fire Engine Restoration a Success

Last May, the Southern Oregon from time-to-time, including Skip Geear,
Historical Society accepted the donation Glenn Amsberry, Phil Kessler, Greg
of Ashland’s “Amphibious Fire Engine” Applen, and others.”
from a Medford family. The engine The fire engine workshop is open
acquired its curious nickname in the 1948 for public viewing Tuesdays, 10:00am-
Ashland flood. As it 2:00pm, at 3263
prepared "to pump Biddle Road (corner
out the basement of Lawnsdale Road,
of Weitzel's across from the
department store on Medford Airport).
the Ashland Plaza, Or, if you’d like to
a bridge collapsed arrange a personal
under it,” and the tour, please call
engine was unceremoniously dumped Rick at 541-499-1356. Once restoration is
NEWEST SUBDIVISION IS IN PHASE ONE! into the creek! complete, the fire engine will be housed
• Custom Built Homes • Beautiful Private Setting The fire engine has been in private hands at Hanley Farm.
• Public Utilities • South of the Historic Nunan House since the mid-1970s, but miraculously has To help with ongoing restoration efforts,
• Close Proximity to Downtown • Close to Wineries, Shopping & Events survived intact, complete with original contact Rick Black, and to learn more or to
firefighting tools from its days with the make a donation, visit
Ashland Fire Department. However, as Windows in Time—Heritage Ranch
with any 70+ year old vehicle that’s been History: The Charley Brothers
out of service for years, many things have In the 1840s, explorers, miners and
deteriorated and have been difficult to adventure-seekers came through the
fix or replace due to the scarcity of parts. Rogue Valley, followed by settlers drawn
BUT, the dedicated SOHS all-volunteer by fertile land and temperate climates.
staff has persevered, and much has been Despite the hard, primitive way of life,
accomplished including replacement and/ the strongest stayed and carved out their
25 HOME PACKAGES AVAILABLE or repair of numerous items from a missing new lives. Patsy Charley-Edwards tells
glove box door to installation of new wiring. the story of one of these families—the
Rick Black, Project Coordinator, said, Charley Brothers (Floyd, Leland and
“It’s been a slow process to bring this Claus), and the Brownsboro Ranch they
vehicle back to operational condition, started. On Wednesday, March 7, noon-
but with the help of our dedicated 1:00pm, at the Medford Library, and
volunteers, the fire engine will be back on Wednesday, March 14, noon-1:00pm at
the road in 2018 and ready to participate the Ashland Library.
in parades and community events to Hanley Farm, owned and operated by
bring enjoyment to the people of the the Southern Oregon Historical Society,
Rogue Valley!” He added, “We have is located at 1053 Hanley Road, between
Broker Principal Broker many volunteers to thank: our Tuesday Jacksonville and Central Point. For more
crew, Ben Truwe, Jim Martin, Mike & information,, 541-773-6536,
Norma Trump, and Lee Newton. And Facebook/HanleyFarm and Facebook/
a dozen others who have lent a hand SouthernOregonHistoricalSociety.

COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL: $1,200,000 Community Center Communiqué
Updates on the Jacksonville Community Center by David Doi
During the past money that will all add to the curb
16 months, you’ve appeal of the community center. Grimes
1.5 Acres read articles and states, “The community support has been
seen photos about great!” She adds that she is still in need
the success of our of volunteers who have skills in creating
fundraising and flagstone paths and water features. If you
groundbreaking for the Jacksonville can volunteer and help in either of these
Community Center (JCC). Since late last areas please email Tiffany Grimes at
summer, there’s been steady progress on
the construction phase of Other important
the community center. community center tidbits:
As the construction •A JCC Personnel
and interior finishing Committee will begin
Hwy 238 Frontage Near Pony Espresso continues, JCC Board soon to screen and
MLS # 2980865 Member Tiffany Grimes review resumes for a
has been working part-time Director of the
• Back on the Market and Just Blocks to Downtown Jacksonville behind the scenes on community center. Look
the landscaping plan for the job posting on our
• 1.5 Acres Zoned General Commercial with Two Buildings
for Cedars on 4th. She’s website at: cedarson4th.
• Subdivide and Create Several Lots, Lease 5,353 SF or Develop assembled a crew of org or email Dave Doi
volunteers with expertise at to
• Largest Commercial Lot with Development Potential in the City in landscaping, plants, receive a copy of the job
• 730 & 810 North 5th Street - Two Lots One Price irrigation and has also description.
rounded up a few •JCC’s first class,
pollinator advocates. “Edible and Medicinal
Offered For Sale at $749,000 - Land & Privacy “I’m excited to announce Plant Walk with Lauren
that the JCC landscape JCC Landscape to be Kemple and Rhonda
• Reduced From $850,000 • Complete Remodel in 2017 will be a pollinator Pollinator-Friendly Brown,” will be offered
• MLS # 2979755 • 3.4 Acres of Water Rights project,” says Grimes. on Friday, March
“The landscape will not only be beautiful 16, 2018 from 10:00-11:30am at the
• 3,120 SF Single Level • 17 Acre Turn-Key Property
and inviting to humans, but will provide community center. Registration is $12.00
pollinators such as bees, birds, and per student. More information can be
butterflies with foraging habitat.” In found on our website:
addition to the plantings, Grimes is also •If you are interested in teaching
planning a sitting area at the corner of or hosting a class or if you or your
541-941-8559 4th and Main, trellises in the rear of the organization is interested in renting space,
5 N Main St - Ashland OR property combined with plantings that Lori Grable at or by
will add beauty to the patio area, a small leaving a message at 541-702-2585. water feature and walkways around the •To stay more current on JCC be sure
community center. to follow us on Facebook.
Grimes has been successful in •We are currently raising the
recruiting local professionals to donate remaining $75,000 in funds to furnish and
their time and expertise to develop a equip the interior of the Center and to
pollinator-friendly landscape, provide complete the landscape project. To help,
Next to 40 Acres of BLM donations of plants and dirt, help for please send a tax-deductible donation to:
grading the site, installing the irrigation, Jacksonville Community Center, P.O. Box
Call for Appointment John Steinbergs building the trellises, and donating 1435, Jacksonville OR 97530.
A Few Minutes with the Mayor City Snapshot
by Paul Becker Town Hall Meeting on Police Administrator Alvis reminded council
Department Funding—Be sure to attend a that the job-sharing roles now save the city
Town Hall meeting to learn what's going upwards of $300,000 annually.
“Those Thrilling Days of Yesteryear” on with Police Department funding. Staff Paving the Way—Administrator Alvis
will be presenting information on current informed council that the city has been
service levels and funding needs/options awarded two, $50,000 state grants for
for our community. Your attendance and road paving and improvement projects
I know a young man who was recently siege from the Internet with ease of at- input is needed. March 31, at 10:00am at on Shafer Lane and Applegate Street.
visiting who needed to pick-up two home online shopping. But to go back? Jacksonville Elementary School. Alvis also reported that improvements
weeks of work in order to earn money We could no more go back to street Recycling Alert—At the February 6 will be underway soon to improve the
to return home. When the time came for pay phones than we could to horses meeting, representatives from Rogue “D” Street parking lot with the removal
him to be picked-up and taken to the job, and carriages. Because of technology, Disposal and Recycling (RDR) updated of landscaping blocks that hinder
he became flustered because he couldn’t we can pick up our cellphone and call council on the state of recycling accessibility and traffic flow.
find his cellphone and then decided almost anywhere, transmit printed in Jacksonville and surrounding Dog Park Update—During a special
not to go to work until he found it. information at the push of a button and communities. Please read an important on-site meeting of the Parks Committee,
Consequently, he didn’t report for work seek information by simply asking our guest column by Laura Leebrick and members toured a 75’x360’ section of
until the following day. In his world, cellphone a question. Isn’t technology Gary Penning of RDR explaining the city-land located near the Presbyterian
that cellphone was more important than wonderful? Not always! There’s always current situation and learn what can and Church/Pheasant Meadows Park.
gainful employment. a downside. can’t be recycled. Representatives of the dog park group
Cellphone technology has How many times have you left your Charting a New Year—Council pointed out design possibilities to
revolutionized our lives! Overnight cellphone somewhere and can’t find it approved the 2018 Organizational Chart, construct a parking lot, ADA walkways,
we have become used to the idea that or asked your spouse to call you so you spelling out the flow of city staff positions fencing, benches, as well as play areas
all communication must be instant. can locate your cellphone? And why is as well as the functional structure for for small dogs and large dogs. This site
Figures vary depending upon the source, this a problem? Because we have been committees and commissions. Updates visit occurred after another area of city-
but the average person checks their conditioned to believe we MUST have include the addition of the to-be- owned land abutting the Jackson Creek
cellphone 85 times per day. Cellphone that cellphone nearby! It might as well be formed CCI, the “Committee for Citizen Townhome development was apparently
“junkies” touch their cellphone more grafted onto our skin. Involvement.” During discussion, withdrawn from consideration due to
than 5,400 times a day. Though I have Then there is the feeling like no other Councilor Criss Garcia urged staff and concerns of contamination of the creek by
trouble understanding their accuracy, when the thing goes off when it shouldn’t, council to begin planning for needed dog waste.
these figures are from a research study like in church as mine did, with the Pastor staffing changes that will occur when According to the minutes of the Pheasant
conducted in July 2016. If true, it would in the middle of a superb sermon. current City Administrator/Public Works Meadows on-site meeting, discussion
seem we have become slaves to the very And the cost for all this delightful Director Alvis retires. Alvis, who holds among Parks Committee members was
same technology that was supposed to convenience? Why, the companies must both posts at this time, will likely retire so positive that they voted unanimously
improve our lives. think our incomes equal that of U.S. in the next 4-6 years. As such, Garcia to forward the siting recommendation to
Remember a simpler time? We had Senators! But, like a bad habit, texting noted that planning to fund two full- the city council. After the group compiles
a theater of the mind called radio. No and web-surfing grow on us to the point time positions should be considered. a report which will include budgeting
cellphones, desktop computers, or even where unlimited use and unlimited Similarly, he pointed out that the City and neighborhood survey information,
television. There were telephones, but charges are the only answer. In 2011 Finance Director also holds the position the council will hear the matter. Should
neither my family nor our friends had one, there were 327 million cellphones in of Assistant City Administrator and that the council decide to move forward,
as we were all unable to afford the 2 or 3 America for 315 million people! In 2013 since division of those posts also seems development of the site for a dog park will
dollars a month. We used pay phones at the average Verizon user paid $148 per likely in the future, it would make sense to require obtaining a Conditional Use Permit
the street corner or neighborhood stores. month. At only $100 per cellphone that plan for such an occurrence. In response, and a Public Hearing.
A local call was a nickel, but even that was comes to 32 Billion and 700 million
a lot when people were buying cigarettes
at a penny apiece.
dollars per month. Per month! Ouch!
Still, I confess, I’m a cellphone junkie
Your Speed Is…Too Fast!
Of course, science and technology have and admit I’m not ready to heed those You’ve likely noticed the newest In an effort to test the impact, city
replaced pay phones with cellphones. words at the beginning of every Lone speed-fighting sign that’s been posted crews installed brackets in known trouble
The slide rule is replaced by the simplest Ranger radio broadcast, “Return with us in various high traffic areas. Police Chief spots so the signs may be transported
of computers. And newspapers, now to those thrilling days of yesteryear.” David Towe obtained the sign and has and easily installed.
magazines, and retail stores are under I’m too busy texting. been moving it to different locations With hopes of obtaining more signs,
to study the impact. In an online post Towe tasked Police Officer Kayla Cutting
showing-off the sign with submitting a grant
CITY OF JACKSONVILLE during the first week of request for the purchase of
February, Towe said, “By two more signs. If reaction
TOWN HALL MEETING now I am sure you’ve
seen this little gem out
on the Jacksonville Review
Facebook page is any
On funding our police department! and about. It’s a mobile indication, the city needs to
Saturday, March 31, 10:00am radar sign that can be
placed wherever there is
purchase far more than two
signs. The site was inundated
Jacksonville Elementary School, 655 Hueners Lane a bracket.” Towe said the with messages urging the
signs were brought to his police to install them in
attention by City Councilor nearly every neighborhood
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“My four investment epiphanies”
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portfolio. Thirty five years of my life seven years of investing!
was spent in the High Tech industry so This story could end here, and I’m Timber R dge
that became the majority of my stock
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The “Zestimate”

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Clients repeatedly ask me about real estate professionals. It is a computer-
Zillow. For those who aren’t familiar generated estimate of the worth of a house  WesternPropertiesofSouthernOregon
with Zillow, it’s a website offering an today, given the available data. Zillow does
opinion of a home’s value
called a “Zestimate” and it is
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related financial transaction. Our
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While that information is
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Zillow’s Zestimate can be home. Remember, the Zestimate is a

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number of bathrooms, are given different of other homes nearby, the vegetation • Professionally landscaped fenced yard,
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home sale prices in each specific geography might be a photo of the exterior. • Detached 2 car garage
over a specific period of time, Zillow I also establish a range of value based • In-town location w/ trails, restaurants,
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information usually falls short:
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pending, and active listings.
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condition of a house. Has it been
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inspect the home and look at it through
the eyes of a buyer, how an appraiser
need of remodeling? will view it, and where we need to be
• Zillow accounts for the number of
bedrooms, baths and the total square
footage, but these don’t always
positioned against the competition.
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poorly located, or a bedroom is tiny. personal assessment. • Open concept living w/vaulted ceilings
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other property nuances. meant to replace an appraisal nor a real • Meadow w/aspens, pond, & hiking trail
• Physical characteristics that impact estate professional's opinion of value. I • 3-stall barn, greenhouse, att garage, cabin
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local demand and value, such as look at Zillow values before I visit a seller • WR zoning w/ 2.4 acres of irrigation rights
architectural style, year built, and because I know the seller is looking at those
layout and flow of a home, are not values. Not because there is value to me as
factored in. a professional in the estimate. Real estate
As real estate agents, we know that agents do not use Zillow to price a home. SAVE THE DATES!
one of our most difficult tasks is pricing Yet, Zillow offers so much more
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home and those around it. No computer specific properties, such as square footage,
formula can quantify the value of a number of bedrooms, lot size, etc. It
kitchen that was remodeled before a also provides information on price and
home was put on the market or a yard tax history, schools, and nearby homes

that is poorly maintained. It simply isn’t for sale. All of this can be invaluable
possible to predict the value of a home information to any home buyer or home
with a level of accuracy sufficient to make seller in a real estate transaction.

a housing decision. Sandy J. Brown, lives in Jacksonville and is
Zillow knows that’s true, and says, a real estate broker and land use planner with
“The Zestimate is not an appraisal and you Western Properties of Southern Oregon, LLC.
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by Kathleen Crawford & Angela Clague, Enrolled Agents

Four Reasons to Use Direct Deposit
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As taxpayers prepare to file their
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Friends of the Arboretum
by Becka Kem

Spring Cleaning with the Friends
of the Arboretum

With the flowers starting to bloom by resident Tony Hess and transforming
and the song birds singing, it’s time to them into the beautiful structure built
take a stroll through the CC Beekman by Mike Lower. This project took many
Arboretum. Many wonderful things months of planning and the help of many
happened over the winter, and many other individuals not mentioned above. Using Native Plant Seeds
more are yet to come.
If you’ve haven’t already seen it,
We’d like to express our sincere gratitude
for the new shelter.
for Land Stewardship
our new shelter in the CC Beekman With spring in full bloom, this is a
Arboretum is a must-see! The 19 foot x wonderful time to put on your garden Join Suzie Savoie, along with more than 20 other presenters, at the Living on Your Land
15 foot covered structure stands behind gloves! In the next few months the CC conference on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Rogue Community College in Grants Pass.
the waterfall, providing visitors cover Beekman Arboretum will be hosting Presented by the OSU Land Steward Program and Rogue River Watershed Council, this one-day
from the elements. events including conference features classes on a variety of topics related to natural resources and land management.
Soon there will be JWA’s 25th annual As rural landowners, Savoie says, there known example of this is the monarch
picnic tables and Hike-a-Thon on are many land management strategies butterfly caterpillar, which feeds only on
benches to provide a April 21, and the and techniques at our disposal to help us milkweed, there are many other native
serene place to meet Jacksonville Home reach our goals of increasing ecological plants in our region that are larval host
a friend or have a and Garden Tour function and restoring habitat. Using plants for butterflies or other insects.
family picnic. This in May. With these native plant seeds to increase the quality By using native plant seeds on your
project was made events drawing and quantity of native plant diversity is land, you can provide native pollinators
possible with the many guests, we are important for land stewardship. and wildlife species with essential food
collaboration of asking volunteers Native plant seeds can be broadcasted and habitat—without the possibility of
many local residents to help us get into a large area; seeded into a specific introduced plants escaping and becoming
and organizations. ready. There are desired location; seeded into burn pile invasive weeds.
The Friends of the Arboretum would three Arboretum work parties coming scars (which clear competition and mimic Together with Tom Landis, Suzie
like to thank the Jacksonville Woodlands up March 3rd, 31st, and April 14th from natural wildfire); used to rehabilitate created, Native Pollinator Plants
Association, the City of Jacksonville, and 9:00-11:00am. Bring your work gloves and disturbed land; used for growing native for Southern Oregon, which can be
the Jacksonville Boosters Foundation a rake, and we will put you to work. All plants in nursery containers, or grown viewed and downloaded at www.
for funding the project. Support from ages and ability levels are welcome. Come as agricultural row crops for seed
the City was essential. Tom Glover and work as long as you are able. If you production or ecological benefit. plants-for-southern-oregon.
was the planning and project manager have any questions or comments, please Increasing native floral diversity on Suzie Savoie is co-owner of Siskiyou
responsible for taking the plans drawn contact Becka Kem at your land is especially important for Ecological Services and Klamath-Siskiyou
imperiled pollinators. Native plants Native Seeds, and is the Conservation
are important for pollinators because Chair for the Siskiyou Chapter Native
Jacksonville Woodlands Stewardship Day 90 percent of the insects that eat plants Plant Society of Oregon. For fifteen years
Join the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy (SOLC) for a half day in the will thrive and reproduce only on plants Suzie has used native plant seeds for
Woodlands, Saturday, March 17th from 9:00am to noon! Volunteers are needed with which they share an evolutionary land stewardship on her property in the
for a "de-vine intervention," to remove invasive English ivy from the forest history. Both adult butterflies and their Applegate Valley, and she enjoys helping
abutting certain trails. Doing so will help save trees and protect woodland flowers caterpillar larvae use plants for food: others do the same.
and shrubs. Snacks, drinks, tools and gloves will be provided for those who don’t the adults need plant nectar for energy, For more, visit
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The Literary Gardener
by Rhonda Nowak
Spring is coming!
Labors of Love and a Shakespeare Knot
Garden at Hanley Farm
“It standeth north-north-east knot garden to symbolize all of the
and by east from the west corner of thy comedic complications the characters
curious- knotted garden: devise in their misguided labors of love.
there did I see that low-spirited The formal sophistication of a knot garden
swain, that base minnow of thy mirth…” also serves as a visual metaphor for the
~William Shakespeare’s Love’s Labor’s fancy court language that Lord Berowne
Lost, Act I, Scene 1 ridicules as “taffeta phrases, silken terms,
and three-piled hyperboles,” but in doing
In this scene, the fantastical Spaniard, so the courtier, of course, uses ostentatious
Don Adriano de Armado, inserts himself verbiage himself.
into the Bard’s romantic comedy before No matter how fancy the language, or
he ever steps his fashionable foot onstage the knot garden, it seems the characters
through a letter in Love’s Labor’s
he writes to the Rhonda's Shakespeare knot garden Lost use them
King of Navarre. at Hanley Farm for all sorts
In what amounts of less-than-
to a tattletale noble pursuits.
note, Don
Armado tells
Perhaps it
should be no IS YOUR GARDEN READY?
King Ferdinand surprise when
that during love is lost at
a walk in the the end of the
“curious-knotted play to King
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happened upon the court clown, Costard, his three lords, at least for the time being.
“sorting and consorting” with a “country The ladies return to France with only vague
wench” named Jaquenetta. promises for the future, and the smooth-
Actually, Don Armado fancies the talking men are left with only their knot
maiden for himself. He hopes he’ll get garden and their games of dice and naughty
rid of his competition for Jaquenetta by double-entendres to console themselves.
handing over Costard to King Ferdinand. According to Shakespeare scholar and
The king has “proclaimed a year’s editor H.R. Woudhuysen (1998), all of the
imprisonment, to be taken with a wench” male characters in the play treat language
as part of his decree that the entire as an open, flexible system “in which
court should commit itself to fasting words can be clipped, bent or melted
and studying for three years—with no down like coins to become something
consorting of any kind! other than what they are.” The ladies,
The fact that Don Armado includes the on the other hand, comport themselves
precise location of the knot garden in his according to their conviction that words
letter is just one example of the fun with are closed systems with fixed meanings
language that Shakespeare has in the play. and consequences. Their perspective
In fact, Love’s Labor’s Lost is renowned about language is more like a knot
for the Bard’s use of rhyme, repetition, garden—another kind of constructed
alliteration, hyphenated neologisms and closed systems carefully tended to create Delivery available
other kinds of language devices. an unbroken border for the flowers and
As a writer and a writing teacher, I herbs enclosed within.
am fascinated by Shakespeare’s brilliant Regarding the play’s lack of
language. As a gardener and botanical resolution when the final curtain closes,
Shakespeare enthusiast, I am intrigued Woudhuysen says, “Shakespeare wants MARCH GARDENING CLASSES
by his mention of a knot garden. to suggest that people (like the king and • March 3: Fruits of Persia–Figs, Persimmons
Shakespeare mentions gardens and his lords) who spurn closed systems of & Pomegranates
gardening dozens of times throughout meaning in life, language, and art will • March 10: Rogue Valley Rose Care and Pruning
his plays and poetry; however, Love’s ultimately be disappointed…”
• March 17: Spring Cleanup and How to Plant a Tree
Labor’s Lost contains his one and only Yet, I’m not so sure that was
mention of a knot garden. Shakespeare’s ultimate message. After all,
I’m creating a Shakespeare knot he was a master manipulator of language,
garden at the historic Hanley Farm in the quintessential beneficiary of an open,
Central Point. The knot garden is one of flexible system of language. We may never
five garden tableaux featuring the plants uncover Shakespeare’s lost sequel play,
mentioned in some of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labor’s Won, but the eternal optimist
plays. The Love’s Labor’s Lost knot in me believes the ladies come back to the
garden includes more than 20 different Kingdom of Navarre, and this time the
flowers, herbs, vegetables, vines, shrubs
and trees. For more information about
men have learned how to treat language,
and the ladies, with more respect.
Over 1200 Quilts!
The Bard’s Garden at historic Hanley I am excited to grow a “curious- Fabrics, Tapestries, Gifts & more!
Farm, see my Literary Gardener blog knotted garden” in The Bard’s Garden
at: at Hanley Farm. Please come visit some
theliterarygardener/. time. When you do, you’ll notice a little
King Ferdinand’s knot garden serves gap in the knot garden—that’s to let in all
as a clever plot device because Don of the possibilities.
Armado describes its location as a way of Rhonda Nowak is a teacher, writer
providing proof to the king that he “did and gardener who lives and works in the
encounter that obscene and preposterous Rogue Valley. She has taught literature and
event” between Costard and Jaquenetta. In language arts for 25 years, the last six at
fact, the value between what one says and Rogue Community College. In addition to
writes and what is actually seen and heard her column for the Jacksonville Review, she
becomes an important point of distinction writes a weekly column and blog called the
throughout the play. What better place for Literary Gardener for the Mail Tribune. She
an unlawful tryst than within the secret also writes articles for Southern Oregon Wine
twists and turns of a knot garden? Scene magazine and is writer and editor of
Knot gardens are complicated by Ashland Living magazine. Email Rhonda at
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Speaking of Antiquing News from Jacksonville Elementary School
with Margaret Barnes, Pickety Place Antiques March 15th, 5:00-7:00pm in the school
gymnasium. Art created by over 400
students will be on display, showcasing
their best work in clay, pastels, pen and
On Kitchen Utensils ink, watercolor, wire, and more. In a
unique partnership with teachers and
administrators, nearly one hundred
Kitchen utensils are an everyday item One of my favorite finds came from parents have been in Jacksonville’s
that one rarely spends any time thinking my in-law’s cavernous cellar. The classrooms to add art to their children’s
about, until you can’t find the one you smooth wooden handle shows no curriculum, leading students through
are looking for. indication of its former color. It has a projects designed to teach artistic
Kitchen drawers all over America twisted metal shaft that squares off and Calling all new kindergartners to concepts such as shape, color, line and
are over-filled with tools one doesn’t is interlaced with metal, woven to form Jacksonville Elementary School’s texture and to expose them to the work
necessarily need. I call these a rigid mesh hinged Kindergarten Launch! Come Tuesday, of master artists, such as Henri Matisse,
“vanity tools.” Do you really box. There is a round March 6 from 4:00-7:00pm to meet our Picasso, van Gogh, Pollock, Eric Carle,
need a pincer to remove a metal closure that, when current kindergarten teachers, register your O'Keeffe, Durer, and Warhol. The public
strawberry stem when a pinched, slides down child for school and learn all about full- is welcome to celebrate the achievements
good finger pinch will do? to open. Inside it was day kindergarten at Jacksonville. Children of our young artists!
Primitive kitchens of the a square of chain-mail who will be five-years-old by September It takes a corps of dedicated of parents
19th century had tools that for scrubbing cast iron. 1, 2018 are eligible to register. To register, to make hands-on learning experience
were functional. They were The tool was created to please bring the following: birth certificate, happen; parent participation is critical to
handmade by a skilled whittler or carver, hold the loose tailings of lye soap for immunization records, proof of address the program's success. A special thank
forged in a blacksmith shop from iron, swishing in the wash water. (rental/purchase agreement). We’re excited you to our leadership team: Rebecca
pounded from copper, brass, tin, or steel. Be aware while collecting wooden- to meet our newest Pioneers! Williams, Art Program Coordinator,
These were typically hung on the wall near handled tools for your kitchen. The paint Jacksonville students are part of Stacy Branan, Art Exhibition Coordinator;
the stove or work table, at the ready. on the original items craze and chip over Sparrow Club, earning community service as well as the volunteer classroom
The 20th century brought graniteware, time, and many people have tried to hours in support of Eliana, a student coordinators and their parent helpers. We
enamelware, aluminum, and the paint the bare wood to restore them, but at Jacksonville with medical needs. hope to see you all at the show on March
popularity of painted wooden handles. the paint composition is different now Students are attempting to earn over 15th to celebrate our student artists!
Color was brought into the kitchen with and with a trained eye you will see and 250 hours in service to others and their Many Jacksonville Pioneers displayed
a lovely green, a bold red, and a neutral feel the difference. community, which are then fund-matched their talents at the annual Talent Show
white. Functional tools were now pretty Keep the wooden-handled tools out of by our sponsor, Rogue Disposal and on February 9th. Bravo to all the students
and a pleasure to use and display. The the dishwasher, as that will be the end of Recycling. If you have community service who marshaled their bravery and skill
hard paint on the handles withstood it. Try not to soak them too long in the opportunities for Jacksonville students, to share with us! Thank you to Wendi
daily use for many years. sink, as water is the culprit and will cause please contact the school at 541-842-3790. Stanek for coordinating the show, as well
There is a tool for every job, thanks to the old paint to craze and chip. Jacksonville students will host their as providing musical accompaniment for
the mother of invention. If color can be There is beauty in the silicone and 14th-annual Art Exhibition on Thursday, many, and encouraging all!
a comfort food, then the green painted other new materials they now use for
handles would be it for me. kitchen tools. The colors are vibrant and Brick Walls
Time and use have negated the green fun to use. I just wonder if they will be
of my tools to bare wood, I use them collectible in 40 years. by Ashleigh Scheuneman
nonetheless. I find an old, unpainted, At Pickety Place, our kitchen area has It’s so strange to me how much the immersed in the 2d world that is their
sturdy potato masher a pleasure to use. a large selection of primitive and vintage world can change from one generation phone, while strolling down our quiet
When scrambling eggs, I love to use kitchen tools. Many still have their to the next. New technology, new streets. They won’t notice the dainty
the twisted metal tool with coiled wire original green or red paint. Some of the techniques for doing things, and new shops or the ancient advertisements
wrapped around an oval metal frame. tools will leave you wondering for what ways of speaking. Much of what is at spread out like Easter eggs as they
The wrapped wire looks like the coils on purpose they were originally intended. the core of all of this change is fostered create the cause of future arthritis in
an old hot plate, the paint gone, but it has Margaret Barnes is an owner of Pickety Place by technology. Virtually everyone their wrists and fingers. They won’t
withstood the test of time. Antiques & Collectibles. See ad this page. has a smartphone, a computer and a give a glance to our majestic, rolling
television, and the changes these things green hills that Jacksonville nestles
wreak on today’s youth is immense in in as they are taking a selfie. But
immeasurable ways. If you walk into my that is one reason why Jacksonville
130 N. 4th St., high school cafeteria, nearly every hand is so special; if you do not take time

is occupied by a phone and every ear is off of your phone to enjoy what is
stopped-up with headphones. happening at the present moment, if
People no longer speak face-to-face but you do not take time to consider your
L.L.C. feel the need to post pictures of every surroundings, you will have lost a very
conceivable activity on their Snapchat special opportunity; one that simply
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accounts. This is the media not where cannot be brought back again.
Glassware, teens of today post cute pictures of So, as I often say in these articles,
Jewelry, Fine themselves, but flirt, talk, argue, and please take the time to look up from the
Antiques, etc. commence to spend their entire lives. addicting little screens resting on your
Whole conversations have been had over palm to enjoy a little town which, with
these media, and if you do not have a its muddied brick walls and peaceful
social media account (God forbid), you demeanor, are begging you to look up
are completely left out of the loop. and enjoy the moment.
These new socially-degrading media, Ashleigh Lu
however, do provide one thing for me; Scheuneman lives in the
they make me enjoy our little town of Jacksonville hills with her
Jacksonville even more. The phone- mother, father, and two
obsessed people of today will not sisters. She is 16-years-
experience the inexpressible feeling that old and is in high school.
Like us on facebook warms your gut as you see pleasant When she grows-up,
sunlight on muddied brick if they are she would like to be a
busy causing premature neck wrinkles, published author.

Students of Jacksonville Elementary School invite the
community to their 14th Annual Art Exhibition!
Thursday, March 15th, 5:00-7:00pm • In the School Gymnasium

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Sensational Seniors
by Mike McClain

Jerry Ferronato Has Served
Jacksonville Well

When my wife and I moved to telephone systems. As he remembers, “I
Jacksonville six years ago, we met was gone most of the time and, if I was
numerous fine Jacksonville citizens home more than three days a month, I
and in so doing several names were was lucky. This was especially hard on
frequently mentioned; among them my family as Sandee and I now had our
were Pete Dahl, Lee daughter, Michele,
Lewis, John Braislin but they were
and Jerry Ferronato. troopers. All of this
Unfortunately, I travel did make
missed out on the it easy to take my
opportunity to meet early retirement at
Pete, Lee and John 52.” The last five
before their deaths, years at General
but I finally connected Telephone found
with Jerry Ferronato Jerry working out
when I sat down to of the main office
interview him for this in Santa Barbara.
month’s “Sensational He remembers with
Seniors” article. I was
not disappointed.
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Jerry’s life started on March 20, 1941 at the office one day and having the new Serving Jacksonville for over a decade with
in Blye, California, but he was raised in receptionist call security because she
Midland CA, which was a Kaiser Industry thought he was an intruder. 30 years of experience in the Valley.
steel town, meaning that Kaiser owned Sandee’s sister and brother-in-law who
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a fire control technician on a ship was in California, and our auto insurance

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conditioned room and sailed through the believe their good luck in making the attend!
Panama Canal on the USS Galveston in move to Jacksonville. “When we went to
comfort.” While his ship received orders set up our utilities and asked what sort featuring
to sail to Cuba as the Cuban Missile of deposit we would need to make, we

Delores Ribal
Crisis surfaced, two ship boilers went were told that no deposit was required.
down, and they returned to San Diego for I was incredulous as no utility deposit
repairs as the crisis came to a head and was unheard of in California.” This
was eventually alleviated.
Secure in his comfortable fire control
early positive feeling about Jacksonville
only intensified in the weeks ahead.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 • 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
technician lodging, Jerry experienced “Jacksonville was simply wonderful.
Japan, Hawaii, Canada and Alaska before It is more like the village I grew up in, Come and meet the artist while enjoying
completing his tour of duty. In 1964, he and in two weeks we knew more people great refreshments and live music!
was back in college as a more mature and in Jacksonville than we did in eighteen
focused young man and enrolled at San years in California.”
Artist Delores Ribal’s
Bernardino Valley Junior College, seeking Jerry and Sandee wasted no time getting
a degree in electronics. In addition to involved in their new hometown and subject matter for her bold
carrying a full load of classes and making immediately joined the Jacksonville Boosters and engaging watercolor
the Dean’s List, Jerry, utilizing his Navy Club and the Seniors Association and paintings stem from camping
training, worked full time at night for became active in both. They were honored and backpacking trips in her
General Telephone Company. With his as Boosters of the Year in 2002. Jerry, youth. Ribal originally trained
two-year electronics degree, Jerry started especially, enjoyed working on Boosters working with still-life displays
working days for General Telephone, projects with his new friends, Pete Dahl,
and models, but found her
focusing on small telephone companies John Braislin and Lee Lewis. “We started
and, specifically, on telephone technology refurbishing the benches in downtown
style after attending an abstract
that supports mechanical equipment Jacksonville and added new ones; we workshop. “My experiences,
and long-line telephone services. Shortly started the flag program for United States exploration, and finding
after starting his new position with holidays and days of recognition which has out what happens - even
General Telephone he married, Sandee, become a Boosters tradition, and we started accidentally, is more exciting…
who he had known in high school but the All City Cleanup Day.” Enter to I just take a chance and let the
never dated. On February 5, 2018, they His involvement with the Seniors win dinner paint work for me.”
celebrated their 52nd anniversary. Association led to serving on the for two at the
Jerry was to work for General Community Center Board, acting as
Telephone until 1992 when he was president for five years. Under his
offered a “golden handshake” retirement presidency, the Community Center was
that he could not refuse. During the 25 successful in getting a 50-year lease on
years he worked for the company, he the Sampson building which is now the
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work were frequent extended training Pete Dahl set about creating a kitchen and
sessions at a variety of places across the remodeling the bathroom to make the
United States. While he held a number facility more useable. Sandee was also a
of positions with General Telephone, he mainstay on the Community Center Board
was primarily a computer analyst for and, as Jerry notes, “Helping get the
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Spring Cleaning on the
Tip of Your Tongue Eco-Friendly
As we approach spring, it is a perfect
time for spring-cleaning your body.
two simple yet powerful techniques to
detox and distress your body:
The less obvious place to start is in your The first one you can learn from your dog.
mouth. Specifically, your tongue, which Dog Breath—Dogs know the benefits Fair Trade
plays a very obscure but important role of panting. Every notice how happy your “Luck grows from
U.S. Made
in your overall well-being. The tongue is dog looks when it is panting? For humans
perhaps one of the most underrated and it is also a great way to not only move the choices we make.”
neglected organs in toxins but stimulate Louise Lavergne
your body. Besides your immune
its crucial function system. Stick your
in digestion, it is tongue out and
also one of the practice breathing
most powerful and in and out in equal 135 S. Oregon St (541) 899-0707
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lower stress levels. stretching out as
Here are three you breathe in and
easy “Ayervedic” pulling towards FOCUS ON WELLNESS
practices to get your spine as you
you started. These breath out. Start
practices will improve your overall health slow and increase the rhythm as you are
and boost your immune system. able and stay connected to the movement
Your tongue is one of the body’s in your belly. Keep your breath even
several detoxification paths. Keeping and light. Don’t try to take deep breaths.
it clean is easy and is a crucial part a Watch a dog do it and learn. They are
health regimen. It simply requires using a masters of this technique.
tongue scraper: an inexpensive V-shaped, Purring—Cats know this secret but
thin (ideally stainless steel) tool. Using a unlike dogs they are more mysterious
tongue scraper is part of my daily routine about how they do it. They simply give
that I learned in my Ayurvedic training you a blissful gaze as they purr into deep
(Ayerveda is an ancient Indian science of relaxation. They know that purring is a
mind-body-wellness). This simple practice great way to relieve stress. Your tongue Devon Huttema, LMT
has been scientifically proven to help like any other muscle holds tension. Try Jacque Williams
remove bacteria and toxins (otherwise purring by making a breathy rhrhrhrrrrrr Joshua Masters, LMT Dr. Jason Williams, DC Joseph Budziszewski, LMT, ACPT
called gunk) that we experience as bad sound. It may require practice. The more
breath or cotton mouth. Brushing your you relax your tongue the easier it gets. Auto Injuries • Sports Injuries • Headache & Migraine • Sciatica
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Detoxification is just one of the benefits overall nervous system). Stimulating the
of tongue scraping. Removing gunk and acupuncture points located at the tip of
phlegm will improve your overall sense of your tongue and the two ridges behind
taste and digestion, because as you scrape the front teeth activates the meridians
you are gently massaging the internal or channel of energy that relate to the
organs linked to different areas of the hypothalamus and pineal glands which
tongue as well as activating the salivary regulate the endocrine system. Try it
glands. My Ayervedic teacher told us the next time you feel stressed. You will
that as you reach the back of your tongue begin to understand the wisdom of our
it can cause the your eyes to water. feline friends.
These “tears” contain enzymes that are The detox period in your body starts
beneficial to clean your eyes and prevent at 4:00am and continues until noon,
cataracts. I was in my early twenties making the morning the most effective
when I learned this. I was mostly time to commit to detox routines.
motivated by the removing of gunk and For more information GO to: www.
bad breath, but over the years I’ve come More tips of
to appreciate all the extra benefits this inner spring cleaning coming to you in
simple hygiene habit has given me. next month’s column and for info about
The next two yogic practices to detox our Spring Cleaning Retreat Day go to
your body using your tongue are linked
to yogic breathing techniques called © Louise Lavergne 2001-2018.
“prana-yama.” Prana is your life force. Louise is a spiritual teacher of personal growth
Yama roughly translates “to harvest.” & empowerment and is the creator and owner
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Last summer I adopted a new cat that we named lives than other cats. Stray cats with FIV cannot have
Rexie. We didnt need a new cat, and my wife and I their mild infections managed, so they often become
had discussed many times how we weren’t going to major infections. In my experience, well-cared-for cats
get a new cat until our older cats had passed away. We with FIV could live healthy lives of normal length. Thus,
did not want to stress our older cats, the shorter life expectancy of FIV cats
and one of our cats had a history did not faze me. Plus, Rexie is about
of inappropriate urination and we 10-years-old, so he was already well
did not want that to start again. past the median survival age.
However, this new cat was orange Rexie also had good oral health
and white (my wife’s favorite color and no signs of respiratory infections,
Providing compassionate for cats), was very sweet, and was set
to be euthanized because he has FIV.
so I was not deterred by those risk
factors, either.
care for over 25 years FIV, or “Feline Immunodeficiency
Virus,” is a virus that weakens a
Lastly, FIV positive cats can be great
pets and deserve a chance, so I felt it
To us, our patients are like family. We’ve cat’s immune system—similar to was time to put my money where my
HIV in humans. Cats with it are mouth was and adopt one with whom
seen families through generations of best more prone to getting infections, I felt an instantaneous bond.
friends. We believe in a total wellness dental disease, and, according to I am not suggesting that everyone
approach to veterinary care which helps our the Cornell Feline Health Center should adopt an FIV positive cat.
patients live long, healthy lives. A blend of website, the median survival They do require some special care.
compassionate care and the use of the latest age for cats with FIV is only 5 years. It is normally FIV cats should not be outdoor cats as they can transmit
transmitted from cat to cat via deep bites and it’s the disease to other neighborhood cats. FIV cats should
medical technology, all at an affordable very rare for the disease to be transmitted via casual not be brought into homes with cats that fight, nor
price, makes Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital contact. There is no treatment or cure; the secondary should a FIV cat that likes to fight be brought into
the best choice for your pet’s care. infections and dental disease are just managed. a home with other cats. Also, they do require more
So, why did I put my two older cats at risk to provide veterinary care than most mixed-breed cats (though,
• Preventitve Care • Spay/Neuter a home for Rexie? in my experience, less veterinary care than some pure
• Surgery • House Calls For one, the risk of transmission to a healthy cat that breed cats such as Persians and Siamese). If you think
does not fight with another cat is very low. As Rexie was an FIV positive cat will work in your household, or you
• Obedience • Emergency a nice cat, and my cats were not fighters, I did not think only want one cat, let some local cat rescues and shelters
Training Services there was much risk for transmission. Thus, I felt the know you would be willing to adopt one. Otherwise,
• Ultrasound • And many more! risk to my non-fighting cats was quite low. many local organizations are forced to euthanize these
Before I worked here I worked for a non-profit cats. Locally, Sanctuary One has a population of FIV
organization that provided housing for around 40 positive cats. You can always check with them to see if
Ask about our online Pet Portal! FIV cats. They lived normal lives other than they had
more frequent upper respiratory infections and dental
any of their population will fit in with your household.
Dr. Dix can be reached at the Jacksonville Veterinary
disease (although all cats in long term shelters do to Hospital at 541-899-1081 or
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Seniors - Cont'd. from Pg. 23
Other civic volunteer work included working me and others congratulate me. In the long run, it was
fourteen years with Terry Gieg to put on the annual the right thing to do.”
Victorian Christmas celebration and assisting with Jerry volunteerism has slowed in recent years
the Chinese New Year Parade. In addition to these due to some serious health issues, but he still keeps
volunteer activities, Jerry served for seven years on the his hand in Pacifica, a non-profit that provides
Jacksonville Planning Commission, acting as Chairman environmental educational opportunities for children.
during his last two years on the Commission. He was He still enjoys working in his wood shop, but admits,
able to lead the Planning Commission through some “Even though I had a career in technology, we don’t
tumultuous times, including Jacksonville opting out have a computer in the house and we don’t want
of the Jackson County Regional Problem Solving one.” Jerry Ferronato is one more Jacksonville citizen,
consortium, which to him was, “Just one more layer who in retirement, has made a positive difference in
of needless bureaucracy.” He was also the Planning our community!
Commission Chairman when the long zoning Mike McClain spent 32 years as a teacher and school
Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital challenge for the Jacksonville Presbyterian Church administrator, retiring in 1999 as Superintendent of Central
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by Joyce McPartland Start your BIG day in
Jacksonville with a
On Being Kind BIG Breakfast!
“When given the choice between being right our heart and lifts our stress. It makes us more
or being kind, choose kind.” patient with and understanding of ourselves
~Dr. Wayne W. Dyer and others. It gives our minds an alternative to
anger and other reactive states. And compassion
“Kindness is an action word. You can be makes us less lonely and less afraid. Also, in a HOURS
empathetic, respectful, and compassionate nice twist, compassion makes us benefit more
while sitting on your couch. But to be kind from other people’s kindness towards us. Tuesday-Saturday
you have to get off your couch So, how did this go in 2017? I think it Breakfast 7am-11am
and do something.” went well. That is not to say I was always Lunch 11am-2pm
~Tom Tait, Mayor of Anaheim successful in displaying or even feeling
compassion and kindness. But for me Sunday & Monday: CLOSED
We are built to be kind. It’s not that we an attempt to be aware and mindful
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just naturally makes us happy. Being awareness of being kind, and my “habitual
kind to yourself, then, is to be a good petty obsessions” to the next level. This
guardian of your own health. year I’m working beyond compassion,
Why not do an experiment in listening and concentrating on actions of kindness.
to what comes out of your mouth—the In other words, as Tom Tait said, I need to
good and the bad. You may realize that “get off the couch and do something.” In
you don’t need to say everything you’re order to reach out and be kind to others,
thinking—i.e., if your spouse does I need to make sure and put care and
something that annoys you, you can kindness of myself first. I know this sounds
always keep it to yourself. After all, if very selfish and self-indulgent, but once
you’ve said it before, (over and over again) again, if I’m not healthy, in body and in
those little things that annoy you probably spirit, I can’t help others.
don’t need to be mentioned again. This To take better care of myself, here is a
is kindness in action, and it multiplies. list of my Must Haves, in no particular
Let the small stuff go and you may find order. This is my list of things that keep
this is a kindness as much to yourself as me balanced every day:
to others. You can even go further: try Healthy diet, exercise, reading,
replacing those small negativities with my morning time, morning coffee,
expressions of appreciation, saying things meditation, weights and stretches,
that are uplifting and complimentary. neighborhood walk.
As a caregiver, I’ve come to the I wake up very early every morning,
conclusion that to take better care of between 4 and 5 am, but usually closer to
myself, I must take action on how I 4. This is my time, and essential for my
treat others. Thus, my 2017 New Year’s well-being. By 10 am, after I’ve finished
resolution was: Let go of petty obsessions! my morning routine, I’m ready to head
To take a page from Thupten Jinpa’s, A out the door and begin my day with and
Fearless Heart: for others. Increasingly I believe that self-
It’s a paradox of compassion that we empowerment has a multiplying effect.
ourselves are one of its greatest beneficiaries. “You help the world by being your best.
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But happiness was short lived. Together they managed the farm. Mary
In 1867, with three children and Ann Harris Chambers picked up the
another on the way, Love died from pieces and went on with her life. After
tuberculosis. Two years later, Sophie all, that’s what she had learned to do—
and the youngest Love child, Maggie,
died in the small pox epidemic of 1869.
Six months later, Aaron Chambers died.
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Trail Talk by Clayton Gillette
La Bohème Boutique
Sights And Smells of Spring
in Our Woodland Areas

So, the rains came. And the creeks rose. Water flowed The towering black cottonwoods of the canyon
Specializing into the old reservoir and mallards returned, quacking bottoms, those close cousins of the Balm of Gilead,
in US-made with delight at the prospects of dining in the newly also strongly flavor the air of the forest. Sticky sweet
clothing! opened establishment. After so many arid days under branch tips split into new leaf clusters, dropping their
sweltering skies, here leaf sheaths onto the
was blessed respite. Now forest floor to ride home
the turtles came forth on our shoes and pant
from their damp tunnels legs, as well as firmly
to feast on spring’s crop glued to our puppies’
of nightcrawlers, and fur. Sweet caramel is
“Kerby” graze in the renewed called to mind, also
waterweeds. sticky brown and sweet,
And in the heaviest permeating warm
of downpours, the park spring days, heady and
visitor was surprised by aromatic.
so many other travelers on Interestingly enough,
the trails. Far more folks Forest Park boasts
wandering but not lost, ‘soapbrush’ ceanothus,
Spring fashions 10:30-5:30
appreciating the change in often called ‘wild lilac’
seasons, the end of chilly with its distinct spring
are here! Sun 11-4
days shivering away in winter’s final gasp. bouquet, but has no wedge-leaf ceanothus, AKA
Some smells of the forest trails we simply can’t buckbrush. Yet in the Britt Woodlands, this common
ignore. Consider the Washington lily, that highly ‘pucker brush’ with its exquisite white clusters of
175 W.California Street|541-899-1010 fragrant cousin of the meek-mannered Easter lily. tiny blooms delivers a knockout punch of flowery
When this massive bloom rears head-high along decadence every spring. One can’t hike here on a warm
Cantrall Creek Tr in late spring, one can’t escape the April afternoon and not be overwhelmed by the sweet,
heady aroma, leaving one to stagger along under its rich buttery flavor of this often ignored, yet ubiquitous
intoxicating spell. As this massive bloom matures from Southern Oregon flora.
white to pink to magenta, its unmistakeable bouquet June brings us the glorious ‘white-noise’ intoxication
lingers in the narrow canyon, a rich counterpoint to the of mock orange in the cozy confines of the creek
cascading waters along the trail. canyons. Towering overhead along with ocean spray’s
On the sun bedazzled ridges, one finds the subtle cascades of frothy blooms, these deciduous shrubs
sweet-nectar scent of early spring’s blooming manzanita create fragrant tunnels for the olfactory delight of the
brush, unavoidable in the manzanita tunnels of Halls of hiker. Summer birds nest in their dense foliage, and the
Manzanita and along Jackson Ridge. The lusty white- Pacific wren is quick to tattle on the unaware visitor.
noise buzzing of pollinators overlays the honey-rich Go forth, breathe deep, and enjoy.
air on warm March days in the upper reaches of Forest Trail Talk is a monthly column by Clayton Gillette
Park. A rest stop at a viewpoint bench, looking far out about hiking the Jacksonville Woodlands trail system. For
over the Upper Bear Creek Valley, rids the hiker of any more information, please visit the Jacksonville Woodlands
residue of winter’s foggy, cold memory. Association website at

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by Hannah West, Southern Oregon Artists Resource
The Poet’s Palette—Art Presence Art CD “New Horizon” was recorded at Will
Center is delighted with the works of Ackerman’s legendary Imaginary Road
art that have been submitted for our Studios in Vermont, reaching a global
March-April 2018 exhibition, “The Poet’s audience with radio airplay around the
Palette,” and we’re world. “New
sure you will be, Horizon”
too! The show was also a
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Saturday, March 3 Boutique— Exquisite Home Décor
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Sunday, April 29. Presence
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Featuring Delores shopping for
Ribal—We present gifts throughout
an Art Gala the year! In
featuring paintings this section
by D-lores Ribal of the Main
at Pioneer Village “Music Under the Night Lights,” Gallery you’ll
on Wednesday, watercolor by Linda Abblett find unique
March 14, from handcrafted
4:30–6:30pm. Meet the artist and enjoy pieces by Art Presence members,
wine and hors d’oeuvres and live music. including small works of fine art, jewelry,
You will have an opportunity to win greeting cards, functional and decorative
a drawing for dinner for two at the glass art, and more. These small to
Jacksonville Inn, and donations will be medium-size artworks will make lovely
accepted for the Alzheimer’s Association. gifts for any occasion.
Everyone is welcome to attend this Anne Brooke’s Historic Jacksonville
reception; please RSVP to 541-899-6825. Coloring Book is available at Art
The subject matter for Ribal’s bold and Presence and more venues throughout
engaging watercolor paintings stem from Jacksonville. With 28 images of historic
camping and backpacking trips in her buildings and printed on acid-free paper,
youth. Ribal originally trained working and all profits benefiting local non-profit
with still-life displays and models, but organizations, it’s another year-round
found her style after attending an abstract great gift idea.
workshop. “My experiences, exploration, Art Presence Offsite Exhibits—These
and finding out what happens—even exhibits of works by Art Presence
accidentally—is more exciting. I just take members are available for viewing:
a chance and let the paint work for me.” • Paintings by Dolores Ribal at Pioneer
Celebrating the Shamrock—Art Village.
Presence is pleased to announce a special • Paintings by Dolores Ribal at the
St. Patrick’s Day event from noon-5:00pm Medford Public Library through
on Saturday, March 17, 2018. Enjoy live March.
music by Minstrel Streams, wine and hors • Exhibit of works by Walt Wirfs in
d’oeuvres, AND a raffle for a basket of the Jacksonville Library’s Naversen 120 E California Street • Historic Jacksonville • 541-899-5557
artworks from the gallery valued at $300! Room continues.
An Afternoon with Minstrel Reserve our upstairs room for your
Streams—Matt and Rebecca Stuart of class, workshop or meeting! Contact Anne
Minstrel Streams will honor us with Brooke at 541-941-7057. As always, you
their music on Sunday, March 25 from can find the above information and more
2:00-4:00pm. Their critically acclaimed on our website,

Hannah West is a Jacksonville website designer and art advocate. She is the
creator and editor of the Southern Oregon Artists Resource (www.soartists.
com), serves on the board of Art Presence Art Center, is a core founding
member of the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon and curated the monthly
art exhibits at GoodBean cafe for seven years. See some of her art and web
design work at
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News From Britt Hill
by Donna Briggs, Britt President & CEO

So, you asked…

One question has come up recently that that artist. Frequently, Britt will have 1st,
I would like to address. Many patrons 2nd and 3rd holds with three different
are asking, “Is Britt going to announce artists on the same date; hoping to confirm
the 2018 season in thirds?” Logically, just one. In a typical year, Britt will make
since Britt is now announcing the 2018 120 offers to land just 30 shows.
Season in February, March and April, Negotiations can get complicated. For
patrons might assume that it makes sense instance, under a door split arrangement,
to break it up evenly. However, there is the band's payment is directly tied to the
nothing logical or predictable about the event's attendance. Under a guaranteed
music business. Let me begin here with performance fee, Britt is on the hook
Booking 101. regardless of concert turnout. Not
Mike Sturgill, Britt’s Director of surprisingly, most of Britt’s bookings
Programming for over twenty years, is are guarantees. Technical requirements
essentially Britt’s booking agent. His job for the show with a document called
is to facilitate live performances—in the a ‘technical rider’ are also part of the
broadest sense. This entails securing and negotiations and can include anything
arranging performances, negotiating from an extra set of drums to special
deals, understanding and agreeing to lighting. These requirements can get
proper technical set-ups for shows, and expensive and even kill a deal.
in many cases also securing hospitality Mike’s job is to make the best possible
(hotels, dinners), and travel logistics. offer that makes sense for Britt. The
Starting in late September, right after agent’s job is to get the best possible
the Britt Season’s final curtain, Mike is offer that makes sense for the artist.
looking for the next year’s I-5 corridor Because of the many moving parts to
opportunities. Who is booking Seattle, these deals, Britt frequently is navigating
Bend and Redding? Generally, it’s the the art of the deal right up to the
artist’s management that determines announcement date. The very nature of
an artist’s schedule for the coming this process makes it impossible for Britt
year, dedicating certain timeframes in to pre-determine which shows will be
specific regions. announced with any real accuracy.
During the course of his tenure at Britt, The music business is not scientific.
Mike has established relationships with It is an art form from start to finish.
the big dogs, such as Creative Artists Moreover, art is hard to predict and that
Agency (CAA) and William Morris makes it exciting for all of us. Despite
Agency (WMA). Mike contacts their these challenges each season, Mike brings
managers and agents about potential us another great summer line-up! Stay
performances and this communication tuned for the unpredictability of our
often leads to offers, which Mike and I upcoming announcements!
negotiate until a deal is closed. During Comments or questions for Britt Festivals?
this period, an ‘option’ is held on a date Email Donna at Visit Britt
or dates and a time-slot is put on hold for Festivals at

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Star Trek: Discovery Desiree, owner of a new Subaru Impreza
and volunteer at SoHumane,
We aren’t enamored of streaming
Yeoh). Burnham is court-martialed and
sentenced to life in military prison. But encourages everyone to adopt a pet.
We don’t object to them. We just haven’t during a prison transfer via space shuttle,
felt the need to sign up for “additional an emergency situation necessitates
services.” We like network TV—free TV— the shuttle’s rescue by an experimental
although we know its future is shaky. So starship, the U.S.S. Discovery, captained
we tried to delay the inevitable… by the enigmatic Gabriel Lorca (Jason
…At least, until last fall, when we signed Isaacs). Lorca recognizes Burnham’s
up for CBS All Access, a subscription capabilities as a science specialist…and
video-on-demand service owned by perhaps something else. He recruits her
broadcaster CBS. At present, to work with his crew on
All Access doesn’t carry a classified project that
much newly produced could end the war.
content (they promise There are a lot of firsts
more down the road). here: the star of the
Their inventory consists show is an antihero—a
primarily of episodes from repentant mutineer. And
classic television series in Lorca isn’t your typical
the CBS/Paramount Pictures noble Starfleet captain. His
libraries. That gives them motives seem...murky.
loads of content—but it isn’t The original Star
old episodes of I Love Lucy Trek made history
that we’ve signed on for. Sonequa Martin-Green as by introducing us to
What dragged us in, Cmdr. Michael Burnham unexpected characters
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metaphorically kicking and in major roles: a black
screaming, is Star Trek: Discovery, the first female communications officer; an Asian
new Star Trek series in over a decade. helmsman; a Russian navigator. Discovery And, a car from S.O. Subaru!
As you likely know, Star Trek looms is full of such unexpected casting, going
large in our legend. It’s important to our beyond racial differences (which are
lives and, occasionally, to our mortgage plentiful). Lieutenant Paul Stamets
payments. We write books about it, and (played by Broadway thespian Anthony
we chat about it as guest speakers at Rapp) is in an onboard relationship with
media conventions. How could we skip another male. They kiss on camera and
a new show? even brush their teeth together before
Happily, Discovery is quite good, with retiring for the night. O brave new world!
visual effects and production values And there’s a strong female presence
far beyond the budget limits of most on Discovery. Besides Martin-Green
produced-for-broadcast television and Yeoh, you’ll find the delightful
series. The storytelling is refreshingly Mary Wiseman as Burnham’s chatty
untraditional, while at the same time bunkmate Tilly, and feisty Mary Chieffo
remaining consistent with the rest of the as L’Rell, the smartest Klingon present.
franchise’s historical canon. Reportedly, this untraditional focus has
So what’s Discovery about? perplexed some traditional (male) fans,
Set approximately ten years before who wonder what’s happened to good
Captain James T. Kirk embarked upon his old Star Trek.
“five-year-mission” aboard the Starship We, however, couldn’t be happier.
Enterprise, Discovery depicts a volatile Star Trek: Discovery is sometimes dark
period in future history. The Klingons— with wartime violence, but the overall
those fierce bad guys of Kirk’s era—are storyline is consistently clever and
at war with the United Federation of entertaining. We love being surprised by
Planets and the Federation’s Starfleet each twist.
Test drive one today at:
defense forces. At ground zero for the So we have no regrets about being
conflict is an officer named Michael dragged into the future. Who knows—
Burnham (played by the amazing someday we may even sign up for Netflix.
Sonequa Martin-Green), a human Paula and Terry each have long impressive-
female raised by Vulcans. Her reckless sounding resumes implying that they are
actions trigger the Klingon war and battle-scarred veterans of life within the
cause the death of her captain (talented Hollywood studios. They’re now happily 3103 Biddle Road • Medford, OR • 541-245-2000
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