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Introducing something new!
Just point your smart phone at the QR Codes (you need an app for this) located throughout the paper for a quick link to the websites mentioned in the article or ad. This one goes to! living here! As I’ve said numerous times, succeeding in a small town requires supporting one another, forming partnerships and supporting locally-owned businesses whenever possible. Please continue to “shop local.” During my tenure as publisher, a small army has made this publication a success. One person who deserves my special recognition and thanks is Andrea Yancey – our talented graphics and layout editor. Working quietly behind the scenes, she is the person who makes the pages of this paper come to life with energy, enthusiasm and passion. This summer, I wish you the very best in our Small Town with Big Atmosphere!

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his July marks my third anniversary as Publisher of the Jacksonville Review! Since jumping into uncharted waters with my wife Jo back in 2008, my goal has been putting out a monthly newspaper Jacksonville could be proud of! Each month since, we have hit the street ahead of deadline with an upbeat publication that showcases the best of what our small town has to offer. None of this could happen without an outstanding partnership with our supportive business community and team of talented contributing writers. Although there’s always room for improvement, I’m proud of this small paper and excited about its future. If you haven’t yet ventured online to jacksonvillereview. com, you are missing out! While I’m busy working on the “hard” copy of the Review, Jo is busy updating the online version and our Facebook page – both of which are gaining popularity and fans! Like the vast majority of you, I feel fortunate to live in Jacksonville - I also feel lucky to be able to make a


City Snapshot
City Council Meeting, June 7 Council President Jim Lewis presided over the meeting which lasted less than one hour. Council named Donna Bowen to HARC – the Historic, Architectural Review Commission to fill the seat vacated by Ron Moore. Bowen brings years of civic and non-profit experience to the volunteer post, including her most recent project restoring the John Bilger House at 540 Blackstone Alley. Former Planning Commission Chair Jerry Ferronato was appointed to the Land and Buildings Commission. Council unanimously agreed to hold “summer hours” and will hold its two regular monthly sessions starting at 6:00 PM during July and August. Council scheduled a Study Session for July 19 at 5:00 pm in Old City Hall to discuss a potential land swap of city-owned watershed land with the Motorcycle Riders Association. Although the Council is not expected to hear public comment at the meeting, the public is encouraged to attend the session. Historic Architectural Review Commission, June 22: The commission denied a request to demolish an existing single family dwelling located at 560 “G” Street - the property had been offered to the fire department for a planned series of “Burn to Learn” exercises. The HARC argued that all demolition requests require review by HARC and denied demolition based upon approval criteria found in Section 18.26.010(E) of the Jacksonville Unified Development Code. You can find a detailed Planning Department statement of denial online at City Council Meeting, June 21, 2011 After calling the meeting to order, Mayor Becker discussed a new plan to require anyone wishing to speak to items on the agenda to sign-in with the City Recorder before the start of the meeting in order to be permitted to address Council. A request for a minor lot line adjustment involving the city and a homeowner for less than 400 square feet of fence line property on “D” Street was approved. Following a recommendation by the Transient Lodging Tax Committee, Council approved two grants for $3300 for new Chamber of Commerce rack cards and visitor brochures. Council held a brief Public Hearing before adopting the 2011-2012 fiscal year budget. The budget includes a $5 reduction in the Public Safety Fund fee from $31 to $26. A revised Financial Policies and Internal Controls manual was approved. Oregon Liquor Control Commission licenses for Merrill Cellars, Dejavu Bistro, LodeStar Bar, and “C” Street Bistro were approved. Council adopted Ordinance 611 ($5 reduction in the Public Safety fee), Resolutions #1072 (extension of city workers comp coverage to volunteers), #1073 (enabling the city to receive state revenues), #1074 (certification of public services provided to receive state funds) and #1075 (adoption of the final FY 2011-12 budget). During Council discussion, the June 11 “A Taste of Summer” Britt opening day celebration received high praise from many members of Council who called it a wonderful collaboration between the Chamber of Commerce, Britt Festivals and JOBA (Jacksonville Oregon Business Association). After the regular City Council meeting, the 2011-12 Urban Renewal fiscal year budget was formally adopted by Resolution # 11-002.
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From the Firehouse to Your House
by Fire Chief, Devin Hull
ith warm weather and lots Point fireworks of family events happening, away from homes, the Fourth of July can be and keep away a fun time here in Jacksonville. But from brush and leaves and flammable before your family celebrates, make sure substances. The National Fire Protection everyone knows about fireworks safety. Association estimates that local fire If not handled properly, fireworks can departments respond to more 50,000 fires cause burns and eye injuries. In 2010, caused by fireworks each year. six deaths were linked to fireworks and Light one firework at a time (not in hospital emergency departments treated glass or metal containers), and never 9,300 fireworks injuries. The best way relight a dud. to protect your family is not to use any Don't allow kids to pick up pieces of fireworks at home – period. Attend public fireworks after an event. Some may still fireworks displays, and leave the lighting be ignited and can explode at any time. to the professionals. Using fireworks is Soak all fireworks in a bucket of water illegal within the Jacksonville city limits. before throwing them in the trash can. In the event they're Think about your legal where you live, pets. Animals have and you do use them, sensitive ears and please keep these safety can be extremely tips in mind: frightened or Kids should stressed on the never play with Fourth of July. Keep fireworks. Things like pets indoors to firecrackers, rockets, reduce the risk that and sparklers are just they'll run loose or too dangerous. If you get injured. do give kids sparklers, If a child make sure they keep is injured by them outside and away fireworks, from the face, clothing, immediately call and hair. Sparklers can reach 1,800° 911. If an eye injury occurs, don't allow Fahrenheit (982° Celsius) — hot enough your child to touch or rub their eyes, as to melt gold. this may Buy only legal fireworks (legal cause more This July 4th, fireworks have a label with the damage. Also, manufacturer's name and directions; don't flush remember that illegal ones are unlabeled), and store the eye out Fireworks are Illegal with water them in a cool, dry place. Illegal fireworks usually go by the names attempt within City Limits! or put any M-80, M-100, blockbuster, or quarter to pounder. These explosives were ointment banned in 1966, but still account for many on it. Instead, cut out the bottom of a fireworks injuries. paper cup, place it around the eye, and Never try to make your own fireworks. immediately seek medical attention — your Always use fireworks outside and have child's eyesight may depend on it. If it's a a bucket of water and a hose nearby in burn, remove clothing from the burned area case of accidents. and run cool, not cold, water over the burn Steer clear of others – fireworks have (do not use ice). Call 911 immediately. been known to backfire or shoot off in the Fireworks are meant to be enjoyed, but wrong direction. Never throw or point you'll enjoy them much more knowing fireworks at someone, even in jest. your family is safe. Take extra precautions Don't hold fireworks in your hand or this Fourth of July and your holiday will have any part of your body over them while be a blast! lighting. Wear some sort of eye protection For more information on Fireworks Safety and avoid carrying fireworks in your and Locations where to use legal ones, call us pocket – the friction could set them off. at Jacksonville Fire & Rescue 541-899-7246.

July Movie Night at Old City Hall "Come And Get It"
We are excited about bringing you a feature film in July which is an entertainment featuring some of the greatest acting performances ever seen on the silver screen. The film is 1936’s COME AND GET IT, relatively unknown to audiences today. Taken from Edna Ferber’s novel, a sprawling and colorful history covering fifty years of a lumber dynasty, the motion picture adaptation concentrated on the life of one generation dominated by a lusty, sometimes brawling, lumber tycoon. It is a ringing indictment of the lumber industry’s practices in an earlier era, and its production earned strong praise from a tough critic of the day, the New York Times’ Frank Nugent. He wrote, “It has the same richness of production, the same excellence of performance, the same shrewdness of direction… the theme, has been simply and powerfully expressed by a number of admirable performances, and it has been played against an interesting background. There are several extraordinarily graphic scenes of logging operations, the atmosphere of the late Eighties and early Nineties has been reproduced handsomely in the settings and costumes and, whether the action occurs in a North woods cabaret or in a Hollywood re-creation of Rectors, it never fails to reward your attention. There's nothing static about this one, thanks to Howard Hawks and William Wyler, the directors; to Gregg Toland's photography, and to the work of a uniformly fine cast.” No matter your taste in movies, new or old, I strongly recommend you see this one. Show time is 7 PM on Friday… July15th at Old City Hall.


Maintenance & Care of the Cemetery Grounds
Notice to those owning or caring for individual plots or family blocks in the Jacksonville Historic Cemetery:
At the June 6 meeting of the Jacksonville Cemetery Commission, one of the main topics of discussion was the condition of many of the plots, in particular, in the City Section. Many of the grave sites have been decorated with trellises, arbors, fencing, chairs, benches, bird baths, bird houses, and other types of garden items. In addition, many of the Plots have glass, china and porcelain items placed on and around the grave sites. While we appreciate the various ways individuals mourn and show their respect for loved ones, we must also consider the surrounding graves, the historic status of our cemetery, the on-going care and maintenance requirements of the entire cemetery and, most importantly, the safety of City Workers and Volunteers who provide for the maintenance needs. Many of these structures and decorative pieces have been placed without regard to the cemetery regulations or prior approval of the Cemetery Sexton. Given the size of the cemetery and its growth over the years, things have gotten out of control. In addition, many of these items have been placed in adjoining plots, walkways, and areas other than the actual grave site. The City has a limited staff and time allotted to maintaining the cemetery grounds and these decorative items greatly slow down the process, and in some cases, prevent a thorough cleanup of grass and weeds. They also pose a safety risk to workers and equipment with items being caught in the equipment and being tossed about. A piece of broken glass flying through the air from a lawn mower or weed whacker can cause a severe injury to those caring for the cemetery. The Cemetery Commission has given the Cemetery Sexton its approval to start tagging those items not meeting cemetery regulations, those with safety concerns, those placed at a grave site without prior approval, and those placed in walkways or on locations other than the designated grave site. A notice will be posted at the grave site noting the item (or items) that must be removed within thirty days of the date posted. Items not removed within the noted time frame will be removed by the Cemetery Sexton or his designee, and will be held for a maximum of thirty days. Items not claimed within the thirty day time period will be disposed-of. While we regret having to take this action, it is necessary that we do all possible to ensure that the cemetery is properly cared for and made safe for all visitors and for all those who provide the ongoing care that the cemetery currently receives. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Jacksonville Cemetery Commission June 6, 2011

City Council meetings will be begin at 6:00pm for the summer months!
CITY OFFICE Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm (541) 899-1231 MUNICIPAL COURT CLERK Monday - Friday: 1pm - 4pm NEW PLANNING DEPARTMENT HOURS as of July 11th Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8:30am - 2pm Wednesday: Closed to Public

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May 23, 2011 to June 20, 2011
Call Type - Total Calls
Alarm - False - 4 All Other - Other - 1 All Other - Trespass - 1 Animal Problem - 4 Assist - Other Government Agency - 14 Assist - Other Law Enforcement Agencies - 5 Assist - Public - 23 Burglary - Business - 2 Civil Complainant - 3 County / City Ordinance & Federal Lands - 7 Disorderly Conduct - 3 Disturbance/Noise - 8 Domestic Disturbance - 2 Drug Law Violation - 3 Larceny - All Other Larceny - 2 Liquor Law - Minor in Possession - 1 Missing Person - Lost Child/10Yrs or Under - 1 Missing Person - 1 MVA Non-Injury - 2 Property Found/Lost - 3 Public Safety - 7 Sick - Cared For - 1 Suspicious - 16 Traffic Crime - DWS/Revoked - 1 Traffic/Roads - 3 Unauthorized Entry Motor Vehicle - 7 Vandalism - 2

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CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, July 5, 6:00pm (OCH) NEW TIME! PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, July 13, 6:00pm (OCH) CITY COUNCIL STUDY SESSION: Tuesday, July 19, 5:00pm (OCH) Discussion of possible watershed land swap with MRA CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, July 19, 6:00pm (OCH) NEW TIME! HARC HEARING OFFICER: Wednesday, July 20, 10:00am (OCH) HARC: Wednesday, July 27, 6pm (OCH) NEW TIME! LOCATION KEY; CH - Old City Hall (S. Oregon & Main) CC - Community Center(160 E. Main Street) NVR - Naversen Room (Jacksonville Library) FH - Fire Hall(180 N. 3rd St. @ C)

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Hey Steve, What’s it Worth?
by Steven Wall
o, provenance is a French word best described by an old English proverb which goes, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” Derived from the French word provenir, which means "to come from,” provenance describes the origin, or source of something, or the history of the ownership or location of an object. The primary purpose of provenance is to confirm or gather evidence as to the time, place, and the person responsible for the creation or discovery of the object. This will typically be accomplished by tracing the history of the object to the present. Comparative techniques, expert opinions, and the results of scientific tests may also be used to establish origin, but delegating provenance is essentially a matter of documentation. So what does this mean to us as collectors, recipients or lovers of antiques or artwork? Provenance provides historical context as well as personal attribution which may itself be the primary factor giving importance to an object. For instance, I recently performed an appraisal on the personal property of the late, renowned Jacksonville artist, Eugene Bennett. Amongst his personal property was a well-worn artist’s paint box filled with paints, pallet & brushes, as one might see at any estate or yard sale. Perhaps it would be priced at $15 at such a sale. But given the fact it was owned and used by Mr. Bennett imbues the paint box with a greater value both intrinsically and monetarily. The nature and style of the paint box date it to a certain era and provide us with insight about the artist himself. This attachment of the box to Mr. Bennett is its provenance. Provenance often increases desirability of personal property and thus increases monetary value. But remember this is mostly true with public provenance, not private provenance. In other words, great Aunt Maggie’s rocking chair is probably

Quilts, Quilts, and More Quilts!
By Carolyn Kingsnorth
“With its move to the Jacksonville own and have a different friend put each Elementary School gymnasium, the block together. Traditionally the quilts were Jacksonville Museum Quilters’ 33rd red and green, but over the years, they’ve Annual Quilt Show, will be bigger been modernized and all sorts of colors and grander than ever!” enthuses Nell have been added. They’re my favorites.” Mathern, publicity co-chair. “The school Kimmel is also the “instigator” is ideal! We can have more quilts and who introduced the members of the more vendors. There’s lots of parking, Jacksonville Museum Quilters Guild to and it’s accessible – no stairs to climb!” appliqué 10 years ago. Now all of the The 2011 show, which runs from Friday, “Opportunity Quilts” that the Guild July 8, through Sunday, July 10, attracts produces are appliquéd blocks. visitors from the entire Pacific Northwest. This year’s Opportunity Quilt is dubbed “I’m sure we’ll “Lillian’s have close to 150 Legacy,” a quilts,” show cotribute to former chair Carolyn Wolf Guild member confirms. “Many Lillian Passini. will be vintage “Her husband pieces. We had brought us one quilt come in her fabric that someone had stash,” explains found being used Mathern, “and as a rug on a floor Joedy hand cut in Kentucky.” every pattern Although the piece and made Guild is dedicated packets of each to preserving block. Guild Joedy Kimmel shows off "Lillian's Legacy." the art of hand members from quilting, the annual event showcases as far away as New Zealand worked quilting’s many forms. “We’ll have a group on the blocks, so we can say this is an of machine-stitched quilts done on long international effort.” arm sewing machines,” Wolf points out. This beautiful 92” x 92” square quilt “Everyone uses the same design – this year will be raffled off the last day of the show. it’s an Irish chain – but then they choose Raffle tickets sell for $1 a chance, or six their own fabrics and quilting pattern, and for $5, and are available at the show and the quilts all look totally different. in advance at Country Quilts, 214 East “We’ll have art quilts created by fabric California Street in Jacksonville. artists,” she continues. And we’ll have This year’s show also includes a memorial some wearable art.” Mathern will do section of wall hangings hand stitched by a “bed turning,” sharing Guild history Margaret Hunsaker, a former Guild member through its quilts. The vendor section who passed away in 2010. “Margaret was expands from two to thirteen, including an absolutely fabulous appliqué person sewing machines, hand dyed fabrics, and who was well known in the quilting world,” quilting squares. And for the first time, show co-chair Margaret Rambo explains. “If exhibitors will be allowed to sell their you’re lucky enough to have a piece of her quilts. Plus some of the quilts from the appliqué, you’re in heaven! Guild’s own collection will be for sale. “And for quilters, this year’s show is Master quilter and appliqué artist, also a little piece of heaven. So we hope Joedy Kimmel, will be the show’s featured everybody will join us in ‘heaven’ – it’s quilter, and five of her appliquéd quilts going to be beautiful!” will be on display. “Four of them are The 33rd Annual Quilt Show runs from Baltimore Album appliqués,” Kimmel 10am to 4pm, July 8 & 9; 10am to 3pm, July points out, “started by a group of ladies 10, at Jacksonville Elementary School, 655 back in the 1800s. Hueners Lane. Admission is $4. The show will “The quilts are made up of blocks, and be a stop on the Jacksonville Trolley route, and each block has a different pattern. A lady the Model A Ford Club will stage cars with might pick out the patterns or design her directional signs.


Provenance – Town, Wine or Cheese?

Painting of chickens attributed to Jarvis McIntee, 1860, written on back of painting in pen "A very famous painter of the period. belonged to Walter K. Fisher's family & was handed down to us 1924. anne B. Fisher" (Mrs. Walter K. Fisher) footnote: he is in fact a very famous painter of the mid 19th C.

Large walnut cylinder desk circa 1860, from Eugene Bennett's bedroom. different story. But of course that sort of provenance would have to be proven and publically accepted. Verifying proof over hearsay is often difficult when establishing provenance. Letters and photographs are strong forms of proof, while stories told around the dinner table are not. Association is also sometimes a strong proof of provenance, such as ownership and prior ownership. At times, having something that belonged to someone we knew may be the best provenance of all. This month, the personal property of Jacksonville resident and nationally-recognized artist Eugene Bennett will be sold through estate sale and auction. Dates for the sale are July 2224 from 9am-4pm. For further information on this and other estate sales, please sign up to receive our emails at Steve Wall lives in Jacksonville and is the owner of Wall Auctioneers. He may be reached at 541-261-4103 or


Eugene Bennett's artist's paint box. not worth any more than any other rocking chair of similar period and style. If that same rocking chair was owned by Abraham Lincoln, it would be an entirely

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Booster Club News
The Jacksonville Boosters Club celebrated the end of their scheduled meetings for the year with a picnic at Mary and Carl Nelson’s home. Barbeque was catered by Ray’s, and members were serenaded with cowboy songs by Butch Martin Music’s “Sons of Oregon.” While the Club is normally on summer break, returning in September, a squad of members turned out on June 9 to tidy up Britt Gardens. With the welcome help of Rick Shields and the City, members pruned, raked, reset some stonework, cleaned steps and generally spiffed up the site. All of which indicated more work needed; the Club will be doing further improvements during the summer as part of its long-term goal of restoring the Gardens. During the summer, the Boosters will also be collecting donations for its Garage Sale in September. We welcome good used goods, particularly furniture and housewares, and we offer taxdeductible receipts for all donations. Sorry, but we cannot take books, clothing, beds, computers or televisions. See ad this page for pickup information.

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Runners Get Ready…
The 10th Annual Britt Woods Firehouse Run will be held on Saturday, July 16. At 7 am, there will be an exhibition 2 and 4 mile run. At 7:30, don’t miss the kid's 100 yard dash! At 8:00, runners will start the main 10k main event. This year, $200 in prize money will be awarded to the first 5 finishers in the 10k. The cost for pre-registered runners is $30 and includes a custom-designed technical tee-shirt. ($12 race entry fee without a tee-shirt). All runners will receive a commemorative medallion and the first 20 finishers in the 10k will get ribbons. A trophy for the first male and female finisher will be awarded. As always, race officials will provide lots of fun and post-race snacks. To get your race entry form, stop by the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Information Center near the post office or register on-line at For questions, call race director Doug Naversen at 541-890-7240.

GoodBean Expands Brand Presence!
Michael and Mary Kell of Jacksonville’s GoodBean Coffee Company are expanding the reach of their brand and will soon be selling bags of beans in Safeway stores in Southern Oregon. “It's a shot in the arm to make headway in a rip-tide economy, especially for a small business. Coffee is a staple, so as producers we see the effects of people spending less and taking fewer risks,” Michael says. With restaurants, hotels, hospitals and country clubs all feeling the economic pinch, opening these markets is a testament to the quality of GoodBean products. “Last quarter,” Michael notes, “in the largest volume independent grocer in the entire Pacific Northwest, GoodBean out-sold all other national and local coffee brands 2 to 1 in packaged coffee. We believe people will flock to quality when the value is there.” There’s more good news on the bean front – in August The GoodBean Coffee Cafe in East Medford will open at 3240 Hillcrest Park Drive – it’s a joint-venture with a premier Medford developer who wanted Oregon's best coffee in their highend retail and commercial area. “Mary and I just couldn't say no to working with such quality partners…we have our wonderful friends and customers to thank and are thrilled with the eastside coffee house.”

Shear Fun!
June 5th was Shearing Day at Rolling Hills Alpacas, 970 Old Stage Road. (just north of the Post Office) The proprietors, Jeanne and Jim Davidian, hosted a fun and exciting day. (They also run Caprice Vineyards and Tasting Room on the property.) If you missed the fun this year, catch this annual event next year! The shearing process started by leading the alpacas one-by-one from the field to the barn using a harness and lead. Since the animals must lie down for shearing, their legs are secured with ropes and it’s a quick “1-2-3, pull” with helpers acting in unison to minimize stress on the animal. From the look in their eyes, the alpacas loved getting rid of all that extra warmth! Like people, each animal has a unique personality and reacted differently as the professional shearer worked fast with the electric clippers. After clipping, he announced the quality of the fur, which is called fiber. Helpers then segregated the fiber by quality and placed it in pre-labeled plastic bags. The identification on the bag includes the alpaca’s name. The fiber was then set aside to be spun and made into apparel. The best fiber is from the back and upper side of the animal and is called the blanket and is handled gingerly and stored neatly. The lesser quality fiber from the belly is free for the taking for uses like stuffing dog beds. Looking for a fun outing? Stop by Rolling Hills Alpacas and check out the freshly-sheared animals in the field. Five alpacas are pregnant so look for babies over the next few weeks! Find other great local events like this on the Local Events Calendar online at

Bigham Knoll Hosts Chinese Business and Education Conference
Mel and Brooke Ashland of the Bigham Knoll Campus hosted a China Business and Education Conference on Saturday, June 4. The event was co-Sponsored by Southern Oregon China Connection, Confucius Institute at Portland State University, Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development Inc. (SOREDI), Southern Oregon Visitors Association, and Ashland Partners and Company LLC. The conference represented a significant step toward deepening the business, tourism and educational relationships between southern Oregon and China and was the business capstone of a four day visit by a delegation of Chinese officials, business executives, investors, educators and media. Also in attendance were State Representative Dennis Richardson, Ron Fox and Mark VonHolle of SOREDI, Steve Crowley, Director of Business Development for Erickson Air-Crane and many American and Chinese business leaders and political dignitaries. Jacksonville resident and SOREDI President Mark VonHolle said, “It was very generous and forward-thinking of Mel & Brooke Ashland to make Bigham Knoll available for this very successful conference. China is now Oregon’s #1 trading partner…with numerous firms within Southern Oregon already providing products and services to China, there is a considerable amount of Chinese money flowing back into our community.” VonHolle added, “Additional agreements are being developed with our high-tech and heavylift helicopter industry sectors and on the education front, St. Mary’s School will be doubling the number of their Chinese students next year to more than 70.” Brooke Ashland noted, "Top leaders and academics consider Sino-American relations the most important bilateral relationship of the 21st century. Jacksonville rolled out the red carpet for these prestigious delegates, helping spawn many solid networking and business relationships.”

New Cafe Opens on California Street
Bobbi Misener is the owner of the newly-opened Gold Dust Café located in the same spot as Jaspers at 100 East California Street. After a few weeks in business, Bobbi told the Review, “I feel fortunate to be so welcomed into Jacksonville…my goal is to embrace the history of Jacksonville which is reflected in the name, Gold Dust Café. We offer hand-crafted burgers, a variety of gourmet sandwiches and wraps, (including veggie wraps) and classic, oldfashioned malts and shakes.” With longstanding Jacksonville family ties, Bobbi says she is looking forward to meeting many more Jacksonville locals and invites everyone to come in and get to know her and her friendly staff. Gold Dust Café is open everyday from 11-5 and may be reached at 541-899-1866.

Hard Working Kids Help Out In Jacksonville
On Wednesday, June 1, seventy-two seventh grade volunteers from the Portland Oregon Episcopal School visited Jacksonville and donated 1,825 hours working in Britt Park and at the Historic Cemetery. Each spring, the private school takes educational field trips around the state and includes community service projects in the trips. For the past four years, the 7th grade class has chosen to study Shakespeare in Ashland and combine their study with community service projects in Jacksonville. This year, the class was assigned three projects. A group of 30 kids cleaned- up winter debris in our Historic Cemetery, raking and bagging limbs and leaves in the Red Men section. A second group of 8 students clipped back overhanging brush and limbs from the Zigler and Britt trails. The remaining kids enthusiastically dove into moving five yards of decomposed granite from the Peter Britt home site up to a swampy section of the Zigler Trail. Designer shoes and clothing quickly became muddied as both boys and girls shoveled, wheel barrowed and raked very wet granite. The City of Jacksonville, under the direction of Parks Director Richard Shields, provided material, a truck load of granite and the hand equipment for the project. As he was enthusiastically loading a wheel barrow, one student loudly announced, “This is a great project…with a real purpose. Usually we just pull weeds!”

Moving DG is hard work! The school staff concurred and says they are looking forward to visiting Jacksonville again next spring. online After a lunch at the Bella Union, retired teacher, official Town Crier and Jacksonville Woodlands President Larry Smith conducted a historic tour of Jacksonville for the entire class. To view more photos, go to and click “photoenhanced articles” in the NEWS section. The Oregon Episcopal School is a pre-k through grade 12 independent preparatory school located in Portland for 100+ years. They host students from all over the Northwest and around the world, striving to provide students a global experiences across six continents through exchange programs, winter interim trips and curricular connections while relying on Episcopal tradition and heritage.

J’Ville High School Reunion is July 9th!
The Jacksonville High School Reunion Picnic will be on Saturday, July 9th from noon until 5pm at the Bigham Knoll campus – the site formerly known as Jacksonville High School. Since purchasing the property several years ago, Mel and Brooke Ashland have continued to renovate the main building and gym (now called the Ballroom) and now run several businesses, a pre-school and restaurant at the campus. Attendees are invited to make reservations for lunch at their German Restaurant, Frau Kemmling Schoolhaus Brewhaus, buy sandwiches at the deli, or bring their own lunches as they have done in the past. Everyone is encouraged to gather at the picnic tables on the front lawn just as they did when they were students. The Ashland’s will be conducting tours of the building throughout the afternoon, as well. For lunch reservations, please phone FKSB at 541-899-1000. If you graduated from Jacksonville High School (consolidated with Medford schools in 1959), were on the staff or attended the elementary school during the early 1960s, please join us for the afternoon. Contact Hazel (Vicki) Keeney for more information at 541-573-5005 or cell 541-678-2040 or

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Astonishing Artists of Art Presence
The Review presents a sampling of July's Art Amble... Dianne Jean Erickson
Art Amblers are invited to join the burgeoning Jacksonville art scene and join Art Presence for the Art Amble on Friday, July 22 from 5-7 pm. When you spot a bright yellow ART pennant hanging in front of a downtown business, it’s your signal that there’s art inside the shop, restaurant, tasting room or business! Pop in – you will be astonished and delighted by the extraordinary talent of our local artists. All works shown here may be viewed in full color online at


Anne Brooke
Anne Brooke has a degree "Wooden Bird" in art and is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon. She is noted for her drawing skills and vibrant use of color. She enjoys painting landscapes, still lifes and figures. Anne has taught drawing and watercolor for 20 years helping to develop many prize-winning artists. She conducts beginning and advanced classes in her home/ studio gallery. Using a limited palette and value study of subject, she begins her pieces with an underpainting, developing a unique style. Cezanne said, "With an apple I will astonish Paris." I am encouraging members of Art Presence, to 'astonish' Jacksonville during the Art Amble.

“Each day working in my studio I start not knowing how an image will emerge from my fleeting memories of the unconscious. I allow myself the freedom of indecisions, improvisations, and impulsiveness in my work. My most recent work in oils is figurative, the act of remembering people and places from the past, using family photos. I also work abstractly in encaustics (hot wax), and enjoy the texture and translucency possible "Female Relations" with this luscious medium.” Dianne won First Place at Exhibitions West 2010, an all Western states competition at the Coos Art Museum. She is a founding member of AMBUS Contemporary Art, on the boards of Art Presence in Jacksonville and the International Encaustic Artists (IEA). Dianne owned a graphic design business for 25 years in the California, and was Board President of the Pacific Art League of Palo Alto.

Elaine Witteveen
Elaine has been painting in Jacksonville since 1964 at her studio at the corner of Oregon and “D” Street. She moved here from Chicago in 1946 after attending the Art Institute, the American Academy of Art and the University of Chicago where she earned a degree in Art History. Working in watercolor, acrylic and collage, she is also an experienced typesetter and layout artist. In addition to "Rose in June" having helped establish the Maude Kerns Art Center at the University of Oregon, she served on former governor Bob Straub’s board of the Oregon Art Commission. Elaine says, “Everybody has talent in some field. The secret is to find your passion, painting or hang gliding. Talent must be nourished and practiced…never give up. Never stop. Love your work.”

Alice LaMoree
To cause you, the viewer, to pause for a moment, look and ponder: That is my goal in creating images. From early work in recording experience on film through my present work with digital images, I strive for each photo to flow into, around and over the line between the abstract and representational. My work features strong design and texture flavored with mood, mystery and humor, a reflection of my belief that we are challenged by uncertainty and blessed with mystery. RioQuerencia, River of Serenity is both a state of mind and my home in Southern Oregon on the Applegate River. "StareWay"

Katharine Gracey
Katharine Gracey is inspired by Tuscan and Provence countrysides, as well as her native Southern Oregon surroundings. Katharine's observations and experiences at home and on her travels translate beautifully into whimsical landscapes and vignettes. Her designs stem from her use of trenddriven themes, whether the high style of her Venetian collection or the enchanting French and Mediterranean collections, she brings faraway worlds into reach. For Katharine Gracey, art is about life and dreams and telling stories about places and people. "Promenade on Royal Street"

Ron & Dee Moore
This is one of my favorite views in Yosemite. The picture was taken with a Zone 6, 4x5 wood field camera, using Kodak black & white film. All my work was processed in my own darkroom and studio, including mounting, mating and framing. As of late, I've been doing some work with digital equipment in collaboration with my wife Dee, who has more digital experience. We are making large panoramas and enjoy working in the Jacksonville area. I have also been scanning some of my large format traditional negatives then Dee and I process and print them digitally using archival materials.

Steve Bennett
Steve Bennett has been composing pictures most of his life. He practiced Dentistry in Bend, Oregon and enjoyed photography. From this compositional background, he began to study drawing, design, color, harmony and the other elements of fine art. He has been painting for over 25 years and considers himself fortunate to have studied with many of the finest instructors in the United States. He most "Season's End" frequently chooses to work in pastel because of its immediacy of expression: “The pigment is right here in my hand.” His strong designs and colors add to the excitement of each piece, as does the emotional intensity of painting on location. For Steve Bennett, art is another dimension to the joy of life.

Jannie Ledard
Jannie Ledard has her studio in Talent, Oregon, where she creates fused glass jewelry and stained glass art. She was born and raised in Rouen, France and graduated from the University of Rouen. "I am fascinated by the ethereal translucent quality of glass. As I work with this medium, I find myself being led by invisible guidance toward a more transparent and authentic expression of my own feelings. It is my hope that viewers of my work will feel the same sense of excitement, joie de vivre, peace, serenity and beauty I feel, as parts of me are revealed and unveiled during this artistic process"

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Astonishing Artists Continued...
Sue Bennett
I loved to draw from the time I remember. I spent ten years studying art in College classes and National Workshops. Drawing led to basic Design which led to Oil painting which led to Print-making which led to Watercolor and it takes me back again to Oil painting. Sue Bennett’s paintings are portrayed with simplicity of shape and rich colors. While making a painting Bennett gets very involved with the medium. ”I paint in both watercolor and oil to express beauty, mood and heart to take the viewer to a place of refreshment. I want to be emotionally caught up in the subject from start to finish and like it best when I am slightly surprised by the end result.”

Alx Fox
Alx Fox is an abstract artist driven by an incredible passion for self-expression through art. Early on it was clear that Alx's life would be centered upon her passion for art and self expression. She attended State University of New York at Buffalo and Barat College in Lake Forest Illinois where she discovered a love for photography. Her works are often noted for their unique "Breaking-Through" style, elegance, and technique. Alx has developed an innovative style that blends thought provoking mystery with abstract expressionism. "My art reflects life, and the layers of changes that impact it. What we see, every sound we hear, the conversations and the silences we participate in change us minute by minute. We grow and continue on our path carrying these effects." "Line of Flight"

Cheryl D. Garcia

"Near Sarlat"

Susan DeRosa
Susan DeRosa received a BFA in Drawing and Painting at Laguna College of Art & Design, Laguna Beach, CA. After working in graphic design for several years, she returned to her alma mater to "Summer Fog" work as Associate Dean of Admissions, and taught community education classes. She also taught Fundamentals of Drawing at the University of Irvine Extension Program. Her educational art background emphasizes a strong foundation of classical art training, and has greatly influenced her artistic focus and direction. “My intent is to capture on paper or canvas, mysterious and thought provoking scenes. This I find inspiring, whether it be in landscape or figure studies.” Her art is in private collections, nationwide. She has exhibited in major galleries and juried shows in Southern California and NW Arkansas.

The inspiration for my metal artwork is directly influenced by our natural world. A bird perched in a tree or ready to take wing, the vast awe wrenching mysteries of the solar galaxies or the simplistic beauty of a flower gently unfurling. These elements and more are the basis of honoring the world around me through a variety of metals and finishes. By taking this inspiration and applying it to our modern lifestyles, I have developed a fusion of art and function, transforming reclaimed materials into entrancing sculptures. This approach to art allows the viewer to interact emotionally with the artwork and experience first hand the magnificent world we are part of. I have been honored to call Jacksonville home for almost six years, finding a nurturing and supportive community located in an area of exceptionally stunning beauty.

Peter Coons
I work with oil-based and water based inks to develop prints using viscosity resist or direct painting to create startling juxtapositions of shapes, values and colors. I then apply pastels to bring out the “story” in the print. Often, I will mix up the process by developing etched or wood block prints and then enhance the print series with overlays of ink, watercolor and pastels. I am inspired by the work of Degas, Pissarro and other "Schmaddie's Oak" Impressionists who captured “light” in their landscapes. I love working outdoors and capturing the mood and spirit of the scene. Once the essence has been rendered, the image is then “reconstructed” using pastel or painting media, or sometimes I like what I created and leave it as it is.

July 1 - 31: “Elin’s Studio” Black & White Photography by Stephen Edwards Welcome to this new Jville resident and photographer! The former documentary producer reports that all goes well since his recent move from San Francisco, including a month-long exhibit of new images interpreting the works of artist Elin Babcock at Ashland Art Works, 291 Oak Street in Ashland. Join him for a July 1 reception at The Most Enjoyable Destination for First Friday Art Walk in 2010! Call the gallery for more information: 541.488.4735 July 9 - 10: Oregon Lavender Festival & Juried Art Show, Yamhill, Oregon Traveling north this month? Be sure to include the Oregon Lavender Festival in your plans! New works by plein air artists from across Oregon will be on display during the festivalÕs juried art show and sale in Beulah Park. Photography contest entries will be displayed at Helvetia Lavender Farm. Artists, be QUICK! Deadline for entries is July 1; photographers, submit entries online by July 2! More information: July 22, 5 - 7pm: Artist Reception at The Creator’s Gallery Please join us for a reception in honor of this monthÕs featured artists, Paul and Priscilla Andrews.  Paul creates metal sculptures for tabletop and wall, Priscilla paints in oil and acrylic. The Creator's Gallery is located at 145 North 5th Street. More information: 541.601.7496

Through July 29: “Art About Agriculture: Ways Into the Region” The College of Agricultural Sciences at OSU presents its 29th annual Art About Agriculture exhibition showcasing work by visual artists who offer us understanding into the value and deeper meaning of the PaciÞc NorthwestÕs salient natural resources. Included are works by 17 artists, including Bruce Allen Bayard and Betty LaDuke of Ashland. Bayard uses multiple layers of manipulated images to create subtle and elegant compositions inspired by the natural systems of our region. LaDuke’s paintings celebrate people’s connection to the land and its regenerative power. For more information, contact RGAC: 541.772.8118 or visit

by Hannah West, Creator and Editor of SOAR. Browse the Artist Directories at July 1 - 31: Art Exhibit at the GoodBean This month we present an exhibit of works by two women - emerging artist Melissa Ghiglieri and photographer Kathleen Hoevet. We’re proud to participate in the Fourth Friday Art Amble, hosting an exhibit of work by seasoned artist Mae Wygant which changes monthly. Join us July 22 to meet this charming and talented Jacksonville treasure and learn more about her art!

Art Event Calendar - July 2011

Betty Barss
Betty Barss was born in Dallas, Texas. She moved with her family to California where she later graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Education. She taught fourth and sixth grade including art education with the Medford School District. Betty first began painting oils in 1970 and, finding the challenge and spontaneity of watercolors to more accurately reflect the feelings she wished to convey. Her work is currently on display at Art and Soul Gallery in Ashland and the Jacksonville Inn. “My love for the beauty of the outdoors and this state has been the inspirations that I draw upon. Color is very important to me in my transparent watercolors. With my interpretative realism style I hope you can experience the joy that I have when painting.”

July 22, 5 - 7pm: Art Presence: Jacksonville Art Amble Stroll about Jacksonville every fourth Friday from May through October, when downtown businesses will stay open til 7pm to present the work of one or more Art Presence member artists. Look for the golden “ART” pennants at participating locations. Email for information. Every Saturday from 9am - 2pm: Jacksonville Saturday Artists Local artists exhibit their Þne art on the grounds of the Jacksonville Museum. Some artists return each weekend, others rotate for a fresh collection of original art every Saturday! Interested artists call Patricia Paulk at 541.779.9607 or email Ron Moore,

Katy Cauker
“American modernism refers to a period in art that began before the world wars. It reflects a quest by many American painters and writers to discover a history of art that was particular to the country they lived in. They are the group of artists who connect me, in my personal exploration, with the artists, the painters from Europe known as the Impressionist and Post Impressionist. My work strives to continue their exploration and further "Layering at Cape Perpetua" my own understanding of how art concurrently creates and connects us to our culture. I paint in an effort to give solid form to ideas that increase the depth of my experiences in the process of living.” Katy Cauker paints on location at home and abroad, and in her home studio.

Kids Summer Art Camps at Rogue Gallery & Art Center provide valuable art education in a variety of disciplines. Contact Education Director Holly Kilpatrick at 541.772.8118 x301 or Explore RGAC’s adult class & workshop schedule at! __________________________________________________________________________________________
Read our blog for details on these events, calls to artists, art news and more: Compiled by Hannah West Design, LLC. Submit your art event to or call 541.899.2012

July 20, 22 & 23: Plein Air Painting Workshop on Location at EdenVale Winery with Elaine Frenett & Silvia Trujillo begins with a FREE introduction at the Ashland Art Center, focusing on principles of plein air painting. July 22 & 23 the class moves outdoors to EdenVale Winery at 2310 Voorhies Road. Oil and acrylic painters working with Silvia and watercolor painters with Elaine, each session begins with a 30-minute demo leading in to a plein air painting session, then closes with a group review. For more information, call Elaine at 541.899.0606.

Need an excuse to visit the Coast? Art Workshops by the Sea offers workshops in a wide range of disciplines. Group discounts are available - Plan a trip together and learn with creative friends! Call Paulette Shanklin at 541.991.1709 or email

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by Gates McKibbin
acksonville’s Art Amble induced me to make what appeared to be an impulse buy, even though I was quite familiar with the oil painting in question. Created in Yelapa, Mexico, it features a peasant woman sweeping a street. I fell in love with her the moment I saw the piece. She and I were first introduced last summer, when visiting friends stayed at Élan Guest Suites. As I rounded the corner on my way to their suite, a small work of art spoke to me from an alcove just outside their door. I studied the street-sweeping woman for a long moment, transfixed by the sense of peace she emanated as she went about her simple task. She embodied the dignity of work. I visited her often whenever other friends stayed at Élan. Over time I got to know her well – the gentle sway of her dress, the curve of her arms holding the broom, her serviceable sandals and most especially, the look of both intention and contentment on her face. She was doing her best work, quietly and unobtrusively. This image has more than casual meaning for me. I serve on the Board of Directors of TrueBlue, Inc., which places 300,000 blue-collar workers into temporary jobs annually. They are grateful for the opportunity to work, even if it is just for a day. Whenever I visit one of our branches, people inevitably tell me their stories. They have one theme in common: “When you gave me a chance to work, my life got better. I’ll keep doing my best, whatever the task. I won’t let you down.” We do more than find jobs for men and women. We affirm their worth along with

Local History
by Margaret LaPlante
helping them pay their bills. In fact, I have come to realize that we affirm their worth first and only secondarily help them pay their bills. We change lives by putting people to work. It’s that simple and that profound. That notion takes me back to Jacksonville and the Art Amble. I had gone specifically to Élan Gallery to view Gabriel Lipper’s plein air paintings of the Rogue River Valley. Gabriel is an exceptionally talented artist and, not incidentally, the son of Élan owner Cherie Reneau, who has placed his arresting pieces throughout the guest suites upstairs. As Gabriel and I chatted, I couldn’t resist telling him how much I loved his evocative painting of the woman sweeping the street. “It’s one of my favorites as well,” he replied. “I painted it on my honeymoon.” He smiled. “Obviously, I was feeling great.” Then a pause. “It’s for sale, you know.” “It is?” I responded incredulously. “I thought it was part of a permanent collection. I never imagined I could buy it!” I purchased the painting on the spot. She is home with me now. I haven’t decided yet in which room she will reside. But I know it will be in a location where I can gaze at her often, celebrating the satisfaction and artistry of a job well done. Gates McKibbin moved to Jacksonville after working and living in the Bay Area for three decades as a consultant to major corporations. This column contains her musings about this remarkable community and her new life far away from the fast lane. or as long as there have been jail cells, there have been people dreaming of escaping from behind the bars. A rather dramatic jail house break took place in Jacksonville on June 12, 1917. J.L. Ragsdale had been convicted ten days earlier for a “criminal assault upon his step-daughter.” Ragsdale was in Jacksonville waiting to be transferred to the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem to begin serving a twenty year sentence. At 2:00 p.m., Ragsdale made a desperate plea to the jailor, Charles H. Basye, asking to use the telephone. After Basye agreed and opened Ragsdale’s cell door, Ragsdale asked Basye to dial the telephone for him. Then, as Basye turned towards the phone, Ragsdale hit him over the head with a five pound clothes iron. He stole Basye’s gun and the keys to the jail cells before taking a moment to put on Ragsdale’s sheepskin coat and unlocking the cell of Irving Oehler. He ordered Oehler to, “Come out here with me and do what I tell you or I’ll put daylight through you.” He used Oehler as a human shield and quickly exited the jail. Ragsdale told Oehler to crank the first car he saw. Oehler did try to crank a car but failed and explained to his capturer that he couldn’t drive “that type of car.” Ragsdale became angry and insisted Oehler walk in front of him as they headed towards Medford. One thing Ragsdale may not have counted on was an inmate by the name of Bert Rippey who had witnessed the jail break and who was now yelling for help. Soon, employees from the courthouse ran to the jail and found Basye close to death. Next, Chauncey Florey and Carl Newbury jumped into a car and gave chase along with four young barefoot lads who’d been playing outside when they saw two men walking by them briskly.



One little boy ran inside to call the Sheriff while the other three began running after the bad guys. The boys yelled for the men to stop but Ragsdale shouted at them to leave him alone. By this time the jail house janitor, J.A. Norris, had grabbed a gun and joined the chase. Within minutes, the car carrying Florey and Newbury caught up with the men. Newbury slammed on the brakes just as Florey jumped from the car, forcing Florey’s gun to catch on the door and causing him to fall head first out of the car. Newbury shouted for the man closest to him to put his arms in the air or “he’d fill him full of holes.” As it turned out, the man he was speaking to was Oehler who quickly obeyed the orders. Ragsdale was hiding in thick brush but when he realized the Sheriff had arrived with a posse of thirty men and that he was surrounded, he fired one round, taking his own life. Basye died an hour-and-a-half after the attack. Florey survived his fall and the young boys who gave chase emerged unscathed with quite a story to tell for the rest of their lives. Margaret LaPlante is a local historian and author of The DeAutremont Brothers: America’s Last Great Train Robbery, On To Oregon: The Stories of Seventy Families Who Settled the Rogue Valley, In Search Of Gold Mountain: The Chinese Experience in 19th Century America are available at, or

July History Saturday at the Cemetery
Join the Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery on Saturday morning, July 9 for a tour of the Masonic Section of the Jacksonville Cemetery. Learn the history of this fraternal organization and visit the gravesites of many well known and respected early residents of Jacksonville, who are buried in this section. This will be the 4th Program in the series running through the Second Saturday in December. Program starts at 10a.m and runs approximately an hour to an hour and a half. Meet your Docents at the top of Cemetery Road by the flag pole and there is parking is available in the cemetery. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Program is free and donations are always appreciated, and help to

support educational programs and cemetery restoration projects. Visit www. for a complete program listing and notice of other events and activities. We look forward to welcoming you to this very popular presentation and the Jacksonville Cemetery.

Jacksonville Lions Club Awards College Scholarships
Again this year, the Jacksonville Lions have selected two outstanding local students to receive college scholarships. The two winners, Brandon Bol and Maira Loa together with their parents, attended a regular meeting of the club where they were presented with their awards. Brandon Bol is graduating from South Medford High School where he has excelled academically and been deeply involved in leadership projects, sports and community service. He has worked in all aspects of his parent’s alpaca business including showing the animals at major events. Brandon has been accepted at U.C. San Diego where he plans to major in business studies with the long term goal of an executive role in a major corporation. Maira Loa is graduating from Crater High School of Health and Public Service. She has done very well academically by working extremely hard to overcome her personal difficulties. Maira has been very active in mentoring and acting as a role model for other students with hearing disabilities, and has been involved in many community service activities. She has been accepted at Rochester Institute of Technology for the Deaf; her long term goal is to become a teacher. Jacksonville Lions wish these fine young people every success.

Brandon Bol and Maira Loa with Lions Club Member, Jack Pfeifer.

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by Adam Haynes
Using Water Wisely
ith summer temperatures soaring here in Jacksonville, keeping your lawn green and healthy requires using water wisely. Most water waste is a result of poorly-planned and poorly operating sprinkler systems. How many times have you seen grassy areas being irrigated with most of the water running down sidewalk and onto the street? If this scenario reminds you of you, here’s some advice! I find that most homeowners apply too much water to their lawns at one time. Your soil type will determine how much water can be retained during watering cycles. Using the right type of sprinkler heads and choosing optimal watering times can make a huge difference to your lawn’s health and appearance – not to mention your water bill. The style and type of sprinkler head is the greatest factor in the amount of coverage and control you have in irrigating turf areas. Common pop-up sprinklers usually apply far too much water in a short amount of time - turf


and soil can not take in this much water, resulting in run off. If using pop-ups, it’s best to cut watering run times down and water a few times a day. However, the best suggestion is to change to another style of head for better coverage that uses 1/3 less water. I like Hunter Industries’ pop-up sprinklers called “MP rotators” because they use 1/3 less water, offer superior coverage, are user-friendly and adjust easily compared to traditional spray heads. They cost a little more but are worth the investment. If watering once a day, do so early in the morning. If you need to water twice a day, do so in the early morning and then late in the afternoon. And remember, fertilizing on a regular basis will help keep your turf healthy and beautiful during our hot Jacksonville summer months. Here’s to enjoying your green, healthy lawn! Adam Haynes is the owner of Artisan Landscapes, Inc. He can be reached at 541.292.3285 or adam@artisanlandscapesinc. com. See also

Summer Reading Program for Adults
Travel through books this summer, visit exotic places, or learn more about your own backyard. Adults can join in the fun of summer reading and win prizes, too. Jackson County Library Services hosts the adult Summer Reading Program, “Novel Destinations.” Pick up a reading log at any branch library, list four books you have read or listened to between June 13 and August 14, return the form to a local library, and you will be entered to win a prize. Weekly winners will receive a gently-used book. At the end of the summer, there will be a drawing for the grand prize of a dinner certificate to the restaurant of your choosing. All completed entries need to be turned in by August 15, 2011, to qualify for these prizes. Stop by or call your local branch for more information, or contact Amy Blossom at the Ashland Branch Library, 541-774-6987.

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Focus on the Farm
by Pamela Sasseen, Hanley Farm Volunteer
The June Children’s Heritage Fair is over – everyone had a terrific time! Lassoing, weaving, butter churning, rope making, and square dancing are just a few of the many activities that were available to the children. The square dancing was lively and fastmoving! It was held in the “old” barn,” near Jackson Creek at the back of the farm. Have you seen this grand old barn? It’s a beauty. You know, it just may be the oldest barn in Jackson County! The 1850's Gold Rush and the Donation Land Act brought some of the first settlers to this area, amongst whom were David Clinton and Archibald Welton. The first settlers to own what is now Hanley Farm, they built a log house for their families and a barn for their animals. The original log house is gone now, but the barn remains. The barn is built of post and beam construction, and hand-hewn timbers held together with pegs, rather than nails! The center, original portion of the barn was built in 1854, and was on the land when Michael Hanley bought the claim from Clinton and Welton in 1857. During the 1850s and 1860s it was used as a stock and threshing barn, with the grain being threshed on the wood floor. That method was replaced in the 1870s by threshing machines and crews. The barn was originally located at the front of the property, near the water tower. Hanley family legend has it that Alice Hanley, Michael’s daughter, had the barn moved to its present location early in the 20th century because those ”noisy, new fangled automobiles” traveling along Hanley Road disturbed the animals! Whether this reasoning is true or not, Alice did have the barn moved and rebuilt, larger than before. You should visit the farm, stop by the barn and examine the hand-hewn beams! We have lots planned for July. We hope you’ll join us for these events! July 9, 1pm-4pm, the draft horses will be using horse-drawn equipment to “disc” the cover crop under. That is, plowing the cover crop back into the ground to replenish the soil. If you can drop by to see these beautiful animals at work, do so. They are truly magnificent! Also on July 9, Hanley Farmhouse is open for tours, 1pm-4pm. And while you’re at the farm, stop by the Hanley Mercantile to purchase memorabilia and gifts! July 16, we’re having a very special event at the farm – "Wine, Cheese & Dirt!" Join us 4pm-7pm and enjoy unique cheeses, fine wines and good company and learn about regional Native American archaeology and information about archaeological finds at Hanley farm. July 18-22 & July 25-29, it’s time for Hanley Farm's Pioneer Summer Camp! This children’s camp, for ages 6-11, is filled with activities related to farm life at the turn of the 20th century. For more information or to register, call 541-7736536 ext.1003 or email For more information about Hanley Farm or upcoming events, call us at 541-773-2675; e-mail us at hanleyfarm@; visit us on-line at hanley_farm.html; or check out our Hanley Farm Facebook page! Hanley Farm, owned and operated by the Southern Oregon Historical Society, is located at 1053 Hanley Road, between Jacksonville and Central Point. Enjoy Your Summertime Weekends at Hanley Farm! Hanley Farm is open Fridays (4-7pm), Saturdays & Sundays (11am-3pm), June 3-August 28, for self-guided tours & picnics. Enjoy the peacefulness of this Historic farm, with its rolling lawns & unique plantings. Picnic boxes are available from Gary West Meats or bring your own.1053 Hanley Rd, 541-773-2675,

Garden of the Month
by Kay Faught
My Neighbor's Garden
im Cox’s and Gene Zieman's garden on Pair-A-Dice Ranch Road is a Van Gogh painting with brush stokes of vegetable plantings. It's a garden I absolutely loved that left a lovely memory in my mind and heart! The couple moved here from San Jose six years ago in order to be closer to parents. At that time, the home was a stone-scape of white rock covering hard clay. Please visit our But according to website to see Kim, “The bones photos of this of the yard were garden in color. there and it had It is spectacular! rock terracing in the front. We began by adding deer fencing, then removing and giving away white rock.” Then, tons of soil amendment was brought in and the “canvas” was ready. Kim's art degree and background in clothing design are evident in the application and use of color. Further, her experience as an innkeeper honed her love of applying her art to designing gardens. Waves of color catch your eye as you drive up to the home. The real joy is as you enter through the gate, walk to the front door, and view the front. Gene offers-up the heavy labor for the garden but is also the creator of the rustic entry gate, which is a dynamic example of what you will find in the rest of the garden. With no front lawn, a chartreuse mat of creeping jenny, thymes, and sedums form much of the yard. Every now and then a fun random piece of old iron junk pops up, creating a story of its own! An old green tin lid is a tipped backdrop to thymes and sedum, as they wander and grow into other sections of “jenny.” Some of the “old junk” pieces came from their Nevada home which Gene now uses to create pieces of garden art! The more you look over the front, the more you see. For example, orange poppies and iris mix in and out along the front fence, with deep purple lupine majestically accenting the oranges. Then layers of the rock terraces, filled with flowers, cascade down to create individual art-scapes of color waves. I couldn’t decide what was so unique about the tranquil scene, other than just being pleasing and being such a flowing canvas of color. Kim explained, “I don’t use white or pastels and all colors have the same value.” With that, I noticed all the flowers were solids, with no two-toned, white or even white centers! The effect was noticeable and beautifully effective, and I loved that I couldn't figure it out! An amazing feature in Kim's garden is her companion planting with veggies, which is noticeable as we walked along the terrace path. One corner of the yard
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We have something NEW to tell you about – the “Jacksonville Sights and Activities Card!” Imagine overhearing this exchange with a visitor in a local restaurant: Visitor: “What’s there to do around here in Jacksonville?” Waiter: “Nothing really… you have to go to Ashland to do anything.” This real life experience sparked a very fruitful discussion on the importance of educating our store and restaurant staff about what activities and attractions our town offers. Many who work in town do just that – work here and then go home elsewhere. Those manning the front lines may not be connected and aware of their surroundings that attracts visitors to stay and play here in the first place! With our historic ambiance, shopping, concerts, hiking, biking, arts, and wine tasting, it’s sad to think our own workers and staff are potentially sending people away because they do not know what’s out there! During a meeting on customer service, a consensus was quickly reached about the need to create an easy-to-use placard as an educational/ training tool for staff. It needed to be easy to read and easy for employers to get it into the hands of their staff. SURPRISE... during our discussion, Jo Parker from “The Jacksonville Review” shared that she was working on a “What to Do & Activities” section for the online edition of the Review. Before we knew it, Jo volunteered to create the placards for the business community. Within a week, she had the first edition of the card in the hands of dozens of merchants and restaurant owners. One restaurant owner who loved the idea took twenty cards for his entire staff and promised to hold periodic pop quizzes! The 2-sided 4x11 cards are delivered to dozens of stores and restaurants when the new edition of the Review hits the street. So far, the response has been great. EMPLOYERS... WE NEED YOU to add this card to your training program and make sure your staff members use it! When a new card is delivered, post it in a visible place and help your employees become better informed about what’s going on in Jacksonville! Currently, the Review is picking up the tab for printing three hundred cards each month (with a generous printing discount from J’Ville’s Arnie Klott, owner of Pronto Print). Anyone interested in being a card sponsor may call Jo at 541-227-8011 or email The project is evolving and needs the support of the business community to implement it. Please use the cards and help our fine staffers keep our visitors here in town! The Chamber invites you to our monthly general meetings at the Bella Union on the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm for a relaxed and informative time to socialize and connect with the business community. See you July 14. For information, please contact the Chamber Visitors Center at 185 N. Oregon Street or call 541-899-8118. chamber@

has a smoke tree, magnolia, and butterfly bush, but tucked at the base of the bed were potatoes! A strawberry-lined path leads you to the side of the home and a classic veggie garden. Along the way you pass a few boxwood, lavender, and beautiful alliums with striking purple heads. Tucked at their feet is lettuce, zinnias and a pyramid topiary built from re-bar for the sunflowers! A peony towers over cool dark chard. The true “veggie garden” sits at the side of the home and is full of rows of other eatable fare. Nasturtiums guard the row ends and the massive row of the most dynamic deep amber iris, hide the deer fence. And just six inches above the iris heads, a back field of tall grass with wheat-colored heads carries your eye out to the most amazing view of Mt. McLoughlin – it’s beautiful. As I turned toward the back yard, I was actually stopped in my tracks by the contrast of 200-300 solid yellow irises circling a mass of deep green lawn. There’s a wide bed with clumps of grasses that form the bed for a row of Madrone that tower and divide the yard from the back field and view. A small patio with pavers and chartreuse creeping jenny and thymes are home to a black patio set, perfectly accenting the chartreuse. More yellow pops the color pallet with deep amber iris – a reminder of Kim's favorite iris. A second patio along the back is elevated from the yard by a rock wall. Built of shale, it is topped with Mexican feather grass that rises from a cushioned 5’ x 20’ carpet of thyme and Irish moss. Kim’s only garden regret is the critters! Coming over and under the fence are raccoons, gophers, and ground squirrels – all have created havoc and forced her to give up on planting bulbs. Although it seems obvious why they garden, Kim mentioned how much she enjoys creating and nurturing the beauty. She even LOVES pulling weeds! But even more, it seems gardening enables her to create art with flowers. Other than creating art with flowers, her greatest joy in the garden is sitting and admiring it, especially at her favorite time of day early morning with coffee. Kay is the owner of Blue Door Garden Store, located at 155 N Third St. Specializing in paraphernalia for the home gardener, she carries garden gifts, decor, and a wide variety of pots, tools, gloves, and organic product.

Sterling Mine Ditch Trail Opening Day Celebration
June 4th was National Trails Day, and a fitting day to celebrate the reopening of the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail (SMDT). The Siskiyou Uplands Trail Association (SUTA) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The celebration was attended by more than 100 community members, and featured a trail run, kids walk, adult nature walk and an official ribbon-cutting to reopen the trail. Ray’s of Jacksonville provided bottled water and The Good Bean provided coffee, all in the spirit of community participation. The celebration marked two years of SUTA volunteers’ and BLM efforts to clear and repair the trail. Following an 1870’s era hand-dug water ditch, the trail is mostly level and is very accessible to users of all abilities. Future plans include linking to the greater Jack-Ash trail system connecting Jacksonville, Ashland, and the Pacific Crest Trail. More details are available at

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b So. Oregon Artist Resource (SOAR) Art Event Calendar. See ad page 10. b July-August: ANNE BROOKE EXHIBIT AT ÉLAN GALLERY. Call 541-899-8000 for gallery hours and reception dates.
b Sat. July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 9:00am-1:00pm: J'VILLE FARMERS MARKET, Courthouse Grounds. b Sat. July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 9:00am-2:00pm: JACKSONVILLE SATURDAY ARTISTS, Courthouse Grounds. Interested artists contact Ron Moore at b Mon. July 4, Noon-5:00pm: 4TH OF JULY BARBEQUE, Schmidt Family Vineyards, Grants Pass. See ad on page 2. b July 8-10: JACKSONVILLE MUSEUM QUILTERS' 33RD ANNUAL QUILT SHOW, Jacksonville Elementary School, 655 Hueners Lane. See article on page 7. b Sat. July 9, 10:00am-11:30am: HISTORY SATURDAY, Jacksonville Historic Cemetery. See article on page 11. b Sat. July 9, 10:00am-Noon: CITIzEN FIRE EXTINGUISHER TRAINING, Jacksonville Fire Department. For more information, see b Sat. July 9, 10:00am: ROGUE VALLEY SYMPHONY AUDITIONS, SOU Music Recital Hall in Ashland. For more information, call 541-552-6354 or b Sat. July 9, Noon-5:00pm: JACKSONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL REUNION PICNIC, Bigham Knoll campus. See article on page 8. b Sat. July 9, 1:00-4:00pm: HANLEY DRAFT HORSE PLOW. See article on page 13. b Thurs. July 14, 5:30pm: JACKSONVILLE CHAMBER MONTHLY GENERAL MEETING, second Thursday of each month at Bella Union. See "Chamber Chat" on page 13. b July 10-12: ANNUAL CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL, Britt Festival Grounds. For more information, b Fri. July 15, 7:00pm: FREE MOVIE NIGHT, "Come & Get It," Old City Hall. See article on page 6. b Sat. July 16, 7:00am: BRITT FIREHOUSE RUN, Jacksonville Woodlands. See article on page 8. b Sat. July 16, 4:00-7:00pm: "WINE, CHEESE & DIRT!" Hanley Farm. See article on page 13. b July 18-22: PIONEER SUMMER CAMP FOR KIDS, Hanley Farm. See article on page 13. b Fri. July 22, 5:00-7:00pm: FOURTH FRIDAY ART AMBLE. See article on pages 9 & 10. b July 25-29: PIONEER SUMMER CAMP FOR KIDS, Hanley Farm. See article on page 13.

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Wine Talkers
by Janet Eastman
A Wider Scope for the World of Wine
or those who enjoy a glass of in their research because they can access wine unplugged – that is, sipping it at their fingertips in no time flat. They without simultaneously tapping have been trained since birth to be info out tasting notes on a keyboard – don’t junkies. And if they happen to be into panic. The World of Wine Festival’s wine, they don’t do it halfway.” Grand Tasting event, although moved The younger generations, to Jacksonville, will seem familiar. who admit to sleeping with As at past WOW their cellphones, want events, you’ll be feted on interactive experiences, Aug. 27 to a buffet dinner Wan says. They don’t and round-the-region care about reading samples of artisan cheese, Robert Parker’s judgment chocolate, even tea. You will also be able to taste more than 150 wines made from Southern The WOW experience is now FOUR days long: Oregon grapes, including those • Aug. 24: Welcome Cocktail Reception ($25) awarded medals by professional • Aug. 25-26: Wine education classes by Dwayne judges. And you’ll meet the Bershaw of the Southern Oregon Wine winemakers. Institute ($30) Multitaskers who prefer to • Aug. 26: Gala Dinner ($125) swirl, sniff and Tweet during • Aug. 27: Grand Tasting ($75) the event will be happy, too. Organizers are bringing technology into the tent. as much as poring over peer-to-peer The 9th Annual WOW Festival has reviews posted on Yelp or CellarTracker, evolved to please Baby Boom traditionalists then posting their own opinion. and those Gen-Xers and Millennials who In addition to the quality of the wine, embrace digital enology. they want to know how the winery For the first time, there will be a WOW operates: Does it have sustainable Wine Store set up at Bigham Knoll Event practices? A cool label design? Center, the setting of an expanded series Unpretentious tasting room staffers of wine-centric events. But there will who take them seriously? Says Wan, also be an e-commerce site, the launch of who represents Serra Vineyards: “These Also being introduced consumers want to affect the world based is a People’s Choice Award. Votes can on their purchases.” be cast in person and, perhaps, sent via Surveys show that although younger smart phones. wine drinkers don’t have the spending Postage stamp-size Quick Response power of older adults, they are willing to barcodes may be printed on signs and pay more than $20 for every fourth bottle tags to direct users to websites with more they buy, compared to one in eight for Baby information. There is talk of Foursquare Boomers. They see supporting Oregon check-ins, geotracking and Google wineries as investing in the Buy Local map overlays of participating wineries, philosophy. Now, only 15 to 18 percent of restaurants and lodging. Expect a YouTube the wine sold in Oregon is made here. video series, instantly uploaded Facebook “From my experience, the older set photos and uncountable Tweets from wants to know about the accolades and organizers and attendees. hear from experts what they are supposed It’s all part of the youth wine to like,” says Mandy Valencia, 28, a wine revolution that’s setting up play dates reporter-videographer at the Medford in Jacksonville. Tech-savvy wine Mail Tribune. “For my age group, it’s not appreciators, age 21 to 35, are showing up 90 points on Wine Spectator or buying a more often at tasting rooms, restaurants, showstopper, but a nice drinkable wine shops and real estate offices, says Liz that you have good feelings toward.” Wan, a wine-marketing consultant Wine tasting, she continues, is “almost specializing in the Applegate Valley. like a treasure hunt, the adventure of “Everyone wants to be inclusive going out, discovering new wineries and because the desires of the generations learning, then Tweeting and inviting overlap,” she says, “but the generations friends to join you.” are also super unique. Millennials go deep Valencia says she’ll be at WOW’s Grand

Computer Tech Talk
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sets, or individual files with one mouseclick. (Windows, Mac) SugarSync (https://www.sugarsync. com) - SugarSync shares many of the features as Mozy and tosses in a few more that some users will find helpful. SugarSync's free plan starts with a 5 gigabyte storage limit. Again, this will be plenty of storage for backing up documents and data files. Whereas Mozy backs up data at specific time intervals throughout the day, SugarSync backs up data in real time when changes are made to the folders that it monitors. This feature could more accurately be described as data syncing rather than data backup, though both accomplish the same task. Another great feature of SugarSync is its ability to sync data across computers. Install SugarSync on both your laptop and desktop computers and link them to the same account. Add or modify a file on one computer, and this change will sync to the other. Digital nomads will find this useful. For the uber-mobile, SugarSync offers a free app for the iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and other handheld devices. (Windows, Mac, mobile platforms). Crashplan (http://www.crashplan. com) - Crashplan has devised a unique solution for offering online backup to its users. In addition to a fee-based backup service to its own secure servers, Crashplan offers the ability to backup to any network or internet-based location free of charge. Install Crashplan on multiple computer in different locations and then choose your own backup source and destination. Backup from office to home, home to Aunt Martha's computer, Aunt Martha's computer to your external hard drive. As long as each location is connected to the internet, all of the encrypted backup data is routed through Crashplan's servers to its destination. This online solution may be the ticket for those wanting off-site backup while keeping physical control of where the data is being stored. (Windows, Mac, Linux) Solutions - Cont'd. on Pg. 31 Tasting. “It’s communal,” she says. “You can’t fit all your friends into a car and go to different tasting rooms. But you can invite 25 or 30 of your friends to meet you there. WOW brings all the taste to you.” For more information, please visit www. Janet Eastman covers food, wine and travel for national publications and websites. Her work can be seen at


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by Linda DeWald
Tips for Houseguest Visits
ummer is a popular season for houseguest visits. Here are some tips to make the visits more enjoyable for you and your guests. Invite Visitors! We live in a magical gem of a city. It’s a joy when friends and family visit from afar. To encourage houseguests, entice them with an online copy of this newspaper at This site has a helpful Local Events Calendar. Chat in Advance When your guests tell you they will visit, start with some basic fact finding. See if they have food preferences or allergies. It’s not fun to present your lactose intolerant high cholesterol guests with an elaborate and expensive cheese tray! Activities Menu Before planning outings, do a quick assessment of your guests’ expectations. Do they want to relax at your place or do they want you to choreograph a whirlwind tour of every site we have to offer? They may be tired from travel on the first day so not anxious to be “on the go.” That said, it is helpful to have options ready when they ask you, “What’s next on the agenda?” It’s considerate to let your guests choose activities from your menu of alternatives. You can select an activity you really want to share. For my guests, that’s an obligatory ride on the Jacksonville trolley – board on N. 3rd St. at the corner of E. California St. Concierge Materials Keep local visitor information in your guest space. Include brochures on Jacksonville history, restaurant menus, woodlands trail maps, plus flyers or ads for local stores and services. Check with the Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center on N. Oregon St. at W. C St. Include information on activities for all age groups. For children, consider Rolling Hills Alpacas at 970 Old Stage Rd., one-mile from downtown Jacksonville. Observing a baby alpaca is a treat for all ages. Schedule a photo shoot there for keepsake memories. Jacksonville photographer David Gibb www. can meet you on-site. At-home Food Have lots of munchies readily accessible around your home, like nuts and fruit. Have make-ahead meals at hand for times you don’t eat out. When you all return from a day of sight-seeing you can nap like everyone else, instead of cooking dinner.

Tremendous Community Support!
On May 31, Jacksonville Elementary Patten, Satcha Pretto, Scott Sherbourne, School held its first annual Writers' Stacy Van Voorhees, Hal Wing. Festival. Over 150 students participated Writers' Festival Team thank the with 28 members of our community following people and entities who serving as moderators for small group worked hard to make the Writers' Festival discussion. The 2010-2011 Student a successful event: Anthology was presented to Mr. Snyder Vikki Dalton, Cristie Fairbank, and copies can now be found in every Sarah Grady, Jessicca Haynes, Jaci classroom as well as the media center. Jones, Jacksonville Elementary School Ginny Hicks, local educator and author of Teachers, Andy Kranenburg, Medford the children's book Mountain Star served as School District, Rick Meyer, Pronto the event's keynote speaker. Jacksonville is Print, and Principal, Rick Snyder. a special community, filled with talented The Writers' Festival provided students' and accomplished individuals who have a with writing inspiration and enrichment. heart for community service. Thank you so It was a wonderful school event. If much to this list of amazing volunteers. We you are interested in volunteering as a hope to have you all back next year! moderator next year or assisting with the Six to Seven elementary students festival in any way, please contact Amy were assigned to each small group. The at Thank you students submitted their favorite piece of all for making Jacksonville Elementary writing to share at the Writers' Festival School a special place for children. and to be published in the Student Sincerely, Anthology. Thanks to the following Amy Kranenburg and Sandy Metwally who reviewed their students' work and Writers' Festival Coordinators conducted discussion groups at the festival: Tim Balfour, Ryan Bernard, Paula Block, Aaron Butler, Larry Butler, Mary Ann Carlson, Steve Carlson, Grace Emori, Terry Erdmann, Kate Flaherty, Sue Harrison, Adam Haynes, Ginny Hicks, Lauren Hisatomi, Kathy Hoskin, Robin Hriczscse, Carolyn Kingsnorth, Mary Lou Kranenburg, Margaret LaPlante, Anne McAlpin, Gates McKibbin, Terry Erdmann with his outstanding authors. Jo Parker, Whitman Parker, Diane


Eating Out When you choose a restaurant consider your guests’ food favorites and budget. Every one of our Jacksonville restaurants has something to offer. My informal poll indicates houseguests typically treat their hosts to one special meal during their visit and other meals are handled with separate checks. It’s worth thinking in advance about this issue and what will work best for your group. We are so lucky our restaurants provide separate checks without any complaint! Remember to ask up front so there are no awkward moments. Cash at Hand Hosts and guests will benefit from a pre-visit trip to their bank. Ample cash including small bills will keep restaurant and attraction payments simple and speedy. This is just one example of completing routine errands prior to a visit with a goal of less fuss during the visit. Broken Pillows A pillow is broken when it is old and doesn’t pop back into position. Did you put your broken pillows in your guest room when you bought new ones for yourself? That’s an example of upgrades that might be needed in your guest area. Stay overnight in your guest quarters before your guests arrive and fine-tune as needed. Your visitors will appreciate your thoughtfulness! Express Appreciation Everyone loves encouraging feedback and expressions of gratitude. Words are powerful and positive words work wonders for hosts or guests. Uplifting phrases like “How nice of you to take the time and effort;” “You’ve made me feel special;” and/or “I really appreciate what you did” work perfectly. It may occur to you to use wellmeaning phrases like “You shouldn’t have,” but I recommend sticking to the positive. The test is simple. If the exact same words could be used to chastise an errant child, it’s not the optimal compliment. A modest parting gift for your guests is thoughtful; perhaps snacks for the road or airport. A follow-up communication is reassuring for both guests and hosts. A quick call or email to reiterate how well things went during the visit always feels good. I hope your houseguest visits create wonderful memories! I would love to hear your suggestions and creative ideas. Please email your story to me at

Rotarians Remodel Home for Wounded Vet
In late May, a group of local Rotarians joined forces to begin remodeling Cody Smith’s home in Ruch. Cody is the 21 year old Ruch resident recently wounded in Afghanistan. Smith is expected to return home in early August after his hospital rehab. Smith was wounded by an enemy bullet that shattered his vertebra, damaging his spinal cord and leaving him unable to walk. Cody’s parents, Chris and Vicki Smith, wanted to create a studio apartment for their son at their 1913 craftsmanstyle Ruch home. The scope of the project includes converting the existing dining room, bath and family room into the new apartment with an ADA accessible wheel-in shower, ADA closet and a covered exterior porch with ramp. Once word of Cody’s situation spread, Rotarians Rush Behnke and Ken Snelling, both of whom are in the construction industry, jumped into action. They were instrumental in organizing an army of other contractors, all of whom donated their time, labor and materials, to make the home remodel a reality. Construction is expected to be complete in time for Cody’s homecoming. One contractor, Bernie Gordon of Jacksonville’s Spring Air Heating and Cooling, provided all of the HVAC material and created three separate heating and cooling zones that can be operated by remote control. This is just one example of the outpouring of community support – and more will be needed. If you wish to contribute to the remodeling fund, please donate to the Cody Smith fund at any South Valley Bank & Trust branch.

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Family Views & Skews
by Michelle Hensman
Family Fireworks!
Fireworks! Explode when they’re fired-up. Store energy until they’re set off. They can start fires, wreak havoc and may burn out of control. But when handled properly they’re great fun. They surprise and amaze us. They light up our world. They’re the ice cream on top of apple pie on July 4th. his is a parenting column right? Not an advice column on the safe & sane ways to enjoy the 4th of July! Ha! Got ya! Of course I’m using fireworks as a metaphor for good ole’ American Family Life! Explosive, spirited situations are some of the most difficult challenges we face as parents/ caregivers. Whether we’re in public or the privacy of our own homes, solutions to tantrums and outbursts rarely come easy. Things can go from quiet and calm to explosive very quickly. Here are a few ideas on managing the family fireworks: Start off by understanding where your child gets their energy from. Just as some adults are extroverts (get energy from being social & around others), and others are introverts (get theirs from being alone & in quiet time), the same is true for children. If you obtain energy the same way as your child, then place yourself in their shoes. However, if you are opposite, it can be difficult to understand their needs. When attending a function, consider how your child’s personality and energy work with people or the anticipated situation. Is it really suited for your child? Everyone might have a better time if you call for backup – a sitter! Keep in mind that most kids do just fine with a simple heads up of the situation and what is expected of them. Let’s look at two J’Ville scenarios: You’re taking your introverted son to a Britt concert. How will he respond to 2,000 cheering fans and the loud music? Things might go smoother if you pack his own blanket/chair, ear plugs, head phones, and a backpack with crayons, cars, books, a mobile device – you get the idea. Most importantly, acknowledge when he may need a break, take a walk along the fence line or to the concession area, point out the view and the woodlands and enjoy a moment away from what he may see as chaos. Next, you’re going to dinner at the Jacksonville Inn and expect your extroverted daughter to be good, quiet and sit still. I would highly recommend a 30 minute play date at Doc Griffin Park before your reservation to burn off some energy. And don’t forget her pack of survival gear! Children are great at adapting to changing situations but need a bit of help and planning from us. My goal is to help you find ways to understand your child’s needs and personality to help avoid unnecessary explosions! I hope this gives you some ideas for your next family outing and that it is a safe & sane experience! For more information on introverted & extroverted children, check out Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka. Please email your questions, ideas, advice and stories to www.familyviews@ or visit Be assured anonymity is absolute!

EFT: Amazing Universal Healing Tool
by Jerem Egan, EFT-ADV, LMT
When I first heard about Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) in 2004, I was skeptical. The articles I read claimed that this technique had proven to be successful for almost all emotional, physical and performance issues, that it was very easy to learn and extremely gentle. The information stated that experienced EFT practitioners had success rates of about 85% with all kinds of issues. As a Holistic practitioner for over 25 years, I had heard many grandiose claims about this or that new technique, only to be disappointed. An optimist by nature, I did sincerely hope that EFT might be for real, so I started researching. What I read made sense to me. EFT utilizes a “needle free” method of gentle finger tapping on a series of acupuncture points. A few years earlier acupuncture treatments had resulted in healing my severe shoulder injury very effectively. So, utilizing the acupuncture meridians – the body’s “electrical system” – in this gentle way sounded very appealing. The case studies I read were often astonishing: lifelong phobias and intense traumas – even war trauma – disappearing, pain from intense injuries subsiding, chronic illnesses improving, performance challenges fading away! As I continued my research, I became more hopeful and excited. In the first EFT training I attended, little miracles were occurring before my eyes. Most of the participants were experiencing noticeable improvements within minutes of tapping the assigned points while repeating the verbal cues suggested by the trainer. EFT’s elegant, graceful, user-friendly design was a pleasure to observe and experience personally. The events of that day led me into an intensive study of EFT. Soon I incorporated the technique into my practice and began teaching EFT in 2007. I am very grateful to EFT creator, Gary Craig, for his diligent work and generosity in bringing this wonderful tool into the mainstream. It is now being used worldwide by children, adults and practitioners. EFT has received high praise from such luminaries as Deepak Chopra, Donna Eden and Bruce Lipton. While EFT practitioners do not claim to cure physical or emotional illnesses, experience has shown that when tapping is used to soothe emotional stresses, symptoms tend to subside. Please go to to view the excellent 7 minute EFT Introductory Video as well as testimonials and full details on the classes listed below. JULY EFT/MERIDIAN TAPPING EVENTS: Two offerings of the EFT/Meridian Tapping Free Introductory Class: 1. Tuesday July 12th, 7-8pm, Rogue Valley Healing Arts, 18 Myrtle St, Medford. 2. Wednesday July 13th, 5-6pm, Jacksonville Public Library, 340 West C St. Jacksonville. Basic EFT/Meridian Tapping Training: Saturday, July 16th, 10am-5pm, Jacksonville Public Library, 340 West C St, Jacksonville. Cost: $140. Early Bird: $125 if paid by July 13th. Jerem Egan, EFT-ADV, LMT, holds the EFT Advanced Certificate of Completion, Jerem practices in the Rogue Valley and offers sessions in Medford, Ashland and at Jacksonville Spa (see ad on page 27). Phone: 541 292-3427


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by Julie D. Danielson, O.D.
What You Need to Know About Macular Degeneration
ge-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss in the United States for people age 65 and older. AMD causes damage to the center of the retina, called the macula, and therefore disrupts central vision. Because the center of the retina allows us to see detail, damage to this area can limit everyday tasks like reading, driving or watching television. Q: What can I do to prevent AMD? A: Since macular degeneration is an aging change, following a healthy lifestyle is the best way to keep your eyes young. Most importantly, eat a low-fat diet high in green leafy vegetables and fish. These foods are particularly high in antioxidants that limit aging. Regular exercise, not smoking, protecting your eyes from the sun's ultraviolet light, and maintaining normal blood pressure have also been shown to reduce risk of macular degeneration. See your eye doctor yearly for a thorough eye health evaluation. If you have a family history of AMD or your doctor identifies an early warning sign of macular degeneration, called drusen, then diet becomes even more important. You may need to supplement your diet with a high-dose formulation of antioxidant vitamins and minerals based on the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS). In this long-term study, high-potency supplements of vitamins C, E, beta-carotene and zinc were found to decrease the risk of advanced AMD by about 25 percent. Q: Can lutein and zeaxanthin supplements prevent AMD? A: The carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin are compounds called xanthophylls, which are yellow pigments that occur naturally in many plants and vegetables. They are also found in the macula of the eye, along with a third xanthophyll, meso-zeaxanthin. Scientists believe that lutein, zeaxanthin, and mesozeaxanthin in the macula block blue light from reaching


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the underlying structures in the retina, thereby reducing the risk of light-induced oxidative damage that could lead to AMD. While some studies have shown that nutritional supplementation of lutein and zeaxanthin may help revent AMD, other studies were inconclusive. The National Eye Institute is currently sponsoring a second Age-related Eye Disease Study (AREDS 2) to evaluate the effect of lutein and zeaxanthin and two omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) on the progression of AMD. Lutein and zeaxanthin are found in vegetables such as spinach, corn and peppers, and in some vitamin formulations. Q: What treatments are available for AMD? A: Most treatments for AMD are limited to patients with the wet form of the disease. Less common than the dry type, wet AMD occurs when abnormal blood vessels grow, leak and bleed behind the retina, usually leading to significant vision loss. In addition to conventional laser treatment, newer therapies have been approved in recent years for wet AMD. Anti-angiogenic drugs designed to stop abnormal blood vessel growth associated with wet AMD have shown improved vision in a significant number of patients. These drugs may be combined with Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) with the goal of minimizing further visual loss. Other treatments, such as acupuncture, are also being investigated. Q: What remedies are available if I develop AMD? A: There are a wide variety of low vision devices available that help improve vision for different tasks. For example, high power magnifiers are available mounted on stands to place over reading material, mounted on eyeglass frames, or they may be handheld. Low vision computer aids can scan and enlarge printed material for easier viewing. Julie Danielson, an optometric physician, is available by appointment at Jacksonville Vision Clinic 899-2020.

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ummer is finally here and kids are out of school wondering what to do with themselves. Hopefully, whatever they choose will have something to do with exercise. For kids, exercise means playing and being physically active. Examples of summertime activities could include a neighborhood basketball game, bicycling, roller blading, swimming, tennis, walking, jogging or running. The percentage of overweight and obese kids has more than doubled over the past 30 years. One of the big reasons is kids are sitting around more than they used to. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, the average child is watching about 3 hours of television a day and the average kid spends 5 ½ hours on all screen media combined (TV, videos, DVD’s, computer time outside of school and video games). The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children under 2 years watch no TV and that screen time should be limited to no more than 1 to 2 hours a day for kids 2 years and older. Fighting obesity is not the only reason to get today’s children moving. A new study from the University of Illinois used an MRI on 49 child subjects to look at differences in the brain between kids who are fit and kids who aren’t. The children they tested were 9 and 10 years-olds. The study focused on the hippocampus, a structure

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tucked deep in the brain, because it is known to be important in learning and memory. Previous studies in animals and adults have shown that exercise can increase the size of the hippocampus which is associated with enhancing memory, learning and increasing molecules that are involved in the plasticity of the brain. The researchers measured how efficiently the kids used oxygen while running on a treadmill. (This is the ‘gold standard’ measure of fitness.) The physically fit children were “much more efficient than the less fit children at utilizing oxygen.” After analyzing the MRI’s, they also found the physically fit children tended to have about 12% bigger hippocampal volume relative to total brain size than their out of shape peers. This led to better test results on relational memory, the ability to remember and integrate various types of information. The researchers concluded that interventions to increase childhood physical activity could have an important effect on brain development. “If you get some lousy genes from your parents, you can’t really fix that, and it’s not easy to do something about your economic status, but here’s something that we CAN do something about.” After all, our children are our future. Mary Ann Carlson is owner of The Pilates Studio. You can reach her at 541-890-7703

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Joyfull Living
by Louise Lavergne
Bridge to Your Best Life Now
he past decade of my career has been about building a JoyFull bridge between what is often perceived as two worlds: the modern, business, physical, earthly world; and the ancient, spiritual, feeling and mystical world. I have a strong connection to both. I started my spiritual journey at a very young age. I was meditating before I knew it was called that. I trained in many holistic disciplines from Yoga and hypnotherapy to herbology and healing therapies. I have been blessed with opportunities to study and train with many great Priests, Rabbis, Healers, Yoga masters, Psychologists, and Visionaries. I started teaching workshops in my early 20s. I also had the opportunity to be part of the business world, working as a Manager, a VP of Finance and a National Marketing Director. Yoga means “union,” so yoga has been the perfect playground for me to utilize – and share – the tools I have acquired from both worlds. For me, combining those tools started with adapting and interpreting ancient wisdoms in a tangible way that applies to us in the 21st century. Many spiritual seekers today find that simulating practices that worked in peoples' lives thousands of years ago is a challenge, because our modern world, energetically and physically, has very different demands and needs. Those of us with children, animals and jobs rarely have the opportunity to go away for months at a time to be in solitude or retreat. But does a “spiritual” path require us to disengage from the “real” world? I believe that we don’t have to choose one over the other, only that our inner wellbeing, because it’s less visible, is often neglected. Our spiritual practice should be a source of joy, just like working in the garden or on a creative project that inspires us. Yet for so many of us it feels out of reach, or like arduous “work,” something we know we “should” do but don’t have time for. But do you take care of your obligations like children, pets, home, garden, garbage, only when you have time? If you do, the consequences

Soul Matters
by Kate Ingram, M.A.
hen I was a little girl, I loved searching for caterpillars on the milkweed plants that grew in abundance around our house. I would pluck one from the underside of a leaf and place it in my hand, stroking it’s smooth body with a tentative finger, carefully carrying it home in cupped hands to be re-homed in a mayonnaise jar, along with a stick and some leaves. I’d poke holes in the lid and then run out to the garage every day and check to see if the black and yellow striped creature had cocooned itself. When at last it did, I would continue to check every day to see if it had reemerged, wings flapping gently as it hung on its twig, and I would release it to the sky. It was a beautiful and fascinating transformation. Two years ago I attended a lecture given by a noted biologist, who spoke about the transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly. Once the creeping caterpillar is encased in it’s chrysalis, he said, the vast majority of its cells race to commit a sort of mass suicide, unable to adapt to the newly emerging paradigm. But a few of the caterpillar’s cells – poetically and appropriately called imaginal cells – survive, and they do this by transforming themselves into an entirely unexpected new creature, with entirely new abilities: a butterfly. In my imagination, such a metamorphosis is nothing short of horrific: a soft, simple, creature deliquescing into what can only be described as caterpillar soup. Perhaps (and this is my wish), the caterpillar feels nothing. But in my mind, it is a sort of living death: painful, terrifying, disorienting in the extreme. It’s difficult to die when you are very much alive, to die to your old nature, or your former abilities. It’s incredibly arduous to lose your health or your partner, your house or job. Transformations always involve a sort of death, even as they precipitate the birth of something new. Even happy transitions can be painful. My first year as a mother of two was one of the hardest years of my life. It rivaled my first year of being widowed, although in different ways. One was loss, one was gain; both were ordeals. This liminal state, this period between letting go of what was and waiting for the what-is-yet-to-be, is agonizing. It’s a sort of exile; the Buddhists call it the bardos, which literally means “an in-between island.” No one likes it. We all try to escape it, avoid it, medicate it if possible. The little red convertible, alcohol, botox,


can be very unpleasant. So why is it so challenging to give our internal wellbeing the same priority and time? Taking time once a week for a yoga class or going to a religious service is great. But if you tend to your garden only once a week, it’s going to require more work than if you tend to it a few minutes daily. Just as you feel the satisfaction of the vegetables growing and flowers blooming, thus it is with the fruits of a spiritual practice. When we take the time to tend to our wellbeing inside and out, we reap the gifts of a JoyFull life in body and spirit. This is not something you have to work towards—it is available to you now. Daily practice puts you in the driver's seat for creating your Best Life Now. Maybe it’s time for you to begin or refresh your commitment to your spiritual practice. Here’s an exercise that can be part of your regular routine—or the beginning of one. It can fit into the reality of even your busiest days: Set aside 3 minutes each morning and night. Start by practicing slow, deep breaths into your belly and relax your feet, hands, shoulders and the rest of your body. Keep your mind focused on your breath. Close your eyes and imagine a healing sunlight shining upon you. As you breathe in, imagine that breath coming into your heart. And as you hold the breath… let the light fill every cell of your body. Continue for a few more breaths, then say: "I Awaken and Align with my Highest Divine Self NOW. – It is HERE – NOW. I embrace it within myself & others. – Thank you!" Your ability to see solutions to the challenges in your life will begin to flow more easily as you create a bridge between your inner and outer realities. Remember that you are magnificent. All is in Divine order. All is well. Join us for our series: A Practice to “Live your Best Life NOW” in July: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9am, call or email for info. Remember to take time to breathe. © 2001-2011; 899-0707 Louise the creator of JoyFull living coaching & owns JoyFull Yoga LLC in Jacksonville.


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busyness--all are a form of resistance generated by our fear of change. To resist transformation, however, is to resist life itself. Life is change and movement, it is multiple deaths and rebirths. If you lose this larger awareness, then, like those caterpillar cells that commit hara-kiri when their world begins to shift, you panic and fight, and part of you dies. You become a dark, hardened creature, locked in your cocoon, never fully embodying your divine, inborn potential. This is the true loss: not that a part of you dies, but that you refuse to fully live. Because change comes whether we resist it or not, our only choice is whether we harden ourselves to it, or allow it to transform us. Navigating change with a modicum of grace is hugely challenging. It requires that you release the familiar, float in a dark ooze, trusting that something new and good will take form. It requires that you endure the confusion, fear and pain of being caterpillar soup. You do not have to like what is happening. You don’t have to embrace it or be joyful about it; you just have to make room for it. You can hate the process of transformation and still respect it, still acknowledge that something vital and potent and unknown is happening. If you can hold fast to the promise of rebirth as you lose your bearings, your confidence, your familiar self; if you can endure the dissolution and allow yourself to simply swim in this soup of soulmaking, the transformation will happen not only to you but in you. Something new will take form: a new direction, a new possibility, a new life. The best way to survive the ordeal is to do nothing. Do nothing and accept everything; accept the fear, the anger, the disappointment and grief and sorrow. Allow whatever arises to simply be, without resistance. Doing this softens the discomfort and keeps you open and receptive to what is waiting to come in. By welcoming even the unwanted visitation of change, you become available to the gifts it brings. The caterpillar, ensconced it its cocoon in my mayonnaise jar, was unknowingly destined to become a butterfly. The beauty of that transformation, however, entailed the darkness and confusion of death and waiting through the long, dark passage for the moment when it would discover its new form, its new perspective, its new life. And then, it flew. Kate Ingram is a writer, therapist and life coach. To contact her, please go to her website at

Home Performance
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Summer can be a great time to go outdoors and enjoy some of the many activities in Southern Oregon. However, summer can also be a time of extreme heat and can make many homes uncomfortable. Have you ever walked into your home on a hot summer’s day expecting to feel comfortable, but quickly realized that your home feels like it is just as uncomfortable as outside? It’s a common problem that many people learn to live with because they think they would have to replace their HVAC equipment to fix this issue. The good news is there are solutions available that could save you from replacing your equipment prematurely. There could be several other factors that could be making your HVAC equipment work harder to keep you cool. One of the big factors is duct leakage. If you have not had your ducts sealed then there is a good chance that you have leaky ducts. That means that some of the air that should be going into your home to make you comfortable is going into your attic or crawl space, making it difficult to keep your home comfortable. A leaky home could also be an issue. If you have a leaky home then the hot attic air could be making its way into your home keeping the temperature up. However, if your home is too tight, then you will not be getting enough fresh air into your home, leaving you with hot stale air. There are home and duct performance tests available that will find these issues, and a qualified technician can offer you solutions to alleviate the issues in your home. If you would like to learn more about home and duct performance testing go to and watch a short video about the tests. See our ad on page 12.

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Great restaurants for all tastes! From a quick burger to fine dining, Jacksonville has it all.

Artist, Gabriel Lipper with Anne McAlpin and Cherie Reneau, owner of Élan Gallery at the First “Art Amble.” Charley Wilson, Terry Erdmann and Ken Snoke hauling books in preparation for the Library Book Sale.

Maps of Jacksonville’s 30 + mile hiking trail system of the Jacksonville Woodlands and Forest Park are available at the Upper Britt Parking Lot, Beekman Arboretum (behind the Beekman House on California St.) the Visitor Center, and online at

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Over 100 buildings in Jacksonville are on the National Register of Historic Places. Map available at the Visitors Center (next to the Post Office, 185 N. Oregon Street.) 541.899.8118.

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19th Century Jacksonville comes to life in four narrated, selfguided audio tours. Tours include the Downtown Historic Core, Historic Homes, the Historic Pioneer Cemetery & the Jacksonville Woodlands. Rent tours for $5 at the Visitors Center. Download them for free at

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Cotton Candy sales were hot at the “Taste of Summer.”Arlis Duncan (right), President of the Jacksonville Chamber, ran the booth.

Jacksonville residents Rob Buerk and MaryAnn & Steve Carlson enjoying the “Taste of Summer Celebration” on June 11th.

A great way to see the town and learn some fun history and facts. Tours depart from the Beekman Bank located on the corner of California and Third Street. Five tours a day, on the hour from 11am to 3pm. $5/adults, $3/6-12 years, free under 6 years.

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Travel around town riding a segway! Take group tours or rent by the hour. 541.899.5269. If wine is your thing, you’ve come to the right place! Jacksonville is home to numerous tasting rooms. There are 18 more just west in the beautiful Applegate Valley.

Doc Griffin Park & Water Park

Jacksonville has the perfect spot to picnic and play! A fabulous playground with large slide, swing & climb structure and fun water park are the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors. Located behind the McCully House on Fifth Street and Oregon Street.

Britt Festivals

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Jacksonville resident Ray Foster teaching the art of pottery at the SOHS “Heritage Fair” at Hanley Farm on June 4th.

Kids loved the old tractors at Hanley Farm’s “Heritage Fair.” Home tours, crafts, hayrides, and square-dancing were part of the fun day.

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Sanctuary One at Double Oak Farm
by Robert Casserly
It’s usually about this time of year that local farmers start feeling nostalgic about the cool and wet weather we had a couple of months ago. Come summer, spying one small cloud in the morning sky is enough to raise a farmer’s hope that today may be his or her lucky day. But it rarely is. Throughout July and August we’re lucky to get one inch of rain in southern Oregon. In mid-summer, permacultureinspired farmers like us—people who believe in sustainable land use design based on ecological and biological principles—rely on water conservation methods such as terracing, swales, shade, mulch, and soil amendments. But eventually most of us resort to using an irrigation system to keep our fields and gardens growing. There are many reasons why the precepts of permaculture suggest we use as little irrigation as possible. First, in southern Oregon irrigation rights often entail pumping water out of a river or stream in which hundreds or even thousands of life forms rely on adequate water flow to survive. Second, access to fresh, clean water is a privilege. Every time you open a faucet you're doing something almost three billion people on this planet can only dream of as they survive another day by drinking unhealthful water. Third, the cost of field irrigation is growing as rising fuel prices make electricity to run irrigation pumps more expensive. When irrigation must be used to keep fields and gardens alive, one way to offset the environmental impact is to irrigate using rainwater collected by the gutters on your house, barn, or any other building with a large roof. These days it’s surprisingly easy and affordable to purchase and install gutters and a water cistern or rain barrels that will, in the long run, save you money and reduce your environmental impact, too. So we’re pretty excited about the double benefits of the water cistern we recently installed to collect water from our farmhouse roof. This huge water tank can store up to 2,600 gallons of precious rainwater that we’ll use to sustain the organic gardens and trees we’ve planted around the farmhouse. Here are some numbers to consider. A roof collects about 620 gallons of water per one inch of rain per 1,000 square feet of roof area. We get about 19 inches of rain per year in Jackson County. Meaning, for the average local home of about 2,300 square feet, more than 27,000 gallons of rainwater fall on the roof each year. That’s about 20 percent of the average annual U.S. household water consumption rate of 127,750 gallons. Although installing a rainwater harvesting system may seem daunting at first, we’ve found it was surprisingly easy to understand after we researched it and learned the basics. Of course if you want to pay someone else to do it for you there are more and more local entrepreneurs getting into the business of selling and installing water cisterns and rain barrels. Another option for learning about permaculture methods like rainwater harvesting is to sign up to volunteer at Sanctuary One. The Sanctuary's earth care manager, Gene Griffith, is a certified permaculture teacher who loves teaching volunteers of all ages how to live in harmony with nature. If you are interested in learning more about permaculture, visit us online at or call 541.899.8627 to sign up for a tour and volunteer orientation.

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Improving Water Quality for the Bear Creek Basin
by the Jacksonville Public Works Department
The City of Jacksonville has partnered with other cities in the Rogue Valley to monitor and implement a management plan to improve the water quality of the streams flowing through each jurisdiction and into Bear Creek. This process has been termed ‘TMDL’ for Total Maximum Daily Load. TMDLs are determined by scientific data collection and analysis to determine how much of a pollutant a water body can receive and still meet water quality standards. Pollutants are considered to come from two sources: point sources and non-point sources. Point sources are from a defined source, whereas non-point sources are landscape wide. Non-point sources are largely made up of toxins from landscape chemicals (pesticides, herbicides & fertilizers), and household activities (car washing, oil changing, painting, irrigation runoff, pet waste, etc.) that are caught up in stormwater that drains directly into our streams. Where streams have lost the riparian vegetation which would have stopped or absorbed some of these toxins, the impact of them entering the water increases. Non-point source pollution is a much larger source of pollution than from point sources and is now the largest source of water quality impairment in the Bear Creek Watershed. DEQ addresses non-point sources of pollution through the TMDL process. With this information, each Designated Management Agency (DMA) can work to improve water quality and improve stream life. Jacksonville has been designated as a DMA under the TMDL and has developed a TMDL Implementation Plan. In the Bear Creek Watershed, bacteria, temperature, sedimentation, pH, and dissolved oxygen have been identified as water quality impairments. The TMDL implementation plans describe timelines and actions DMAs will take to reduce their impact on water quality. To date, the DMAs have submitted TMDL implementation plans and are actively implementing their plans which describe when and what actions will be undertaken to address a jurisdiction’s water quality impairments. Improvements have been made in the water quality around the valley thanks to these efforts. More progress will be made over the next few years with the goal of making Bear Creek a healthy waterway that can be enjoyed by everyone.

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Paws for Thought
by Dr. Tami Rogers
The Beautiful Rogue Valley… Land of Many Parasites!
e are blessed in the Rogue Valley to experience all four seasons and once again, the sun is shining and the days are hot. Summer is in full-swing and with it comes pesky parasites! Don’t you just love summer! It only takes a few warm days to see flea and tick numbers greatly increase and they can quickly become a problem for our pets. We all know that fleas can be incredibly irritating to our pets topically. Just the presence of fleas on the skin can be extremely irritating and then, they bite. Fleas bite to feed just like a mosquito, however a flea will continue to bite a host even if they are not hungry. They do this to produce flea droppings that are then used by the immature stages in the life cycle as a food source. For animals with a flea allergy, one bite from an adult flea can trigger massive itching and skin infections. While we may understand what fleas can do topically to our pets, many do not know what fleas can do to an animal internally. If flea infestation is severe, anemia (shortage of red blood cells) can result from the large amount of blood lost to the parasites. Fleas will also ingest tapeworm eggs in the environment. When these fleas are accidentally ingested by an animal during self grooming, those tapeworm eggs will be released into their system resulting in an internal parasite problem. Tapeworm infestation can result in weight loss and generalized unthriftiness. It is a common assumption that if live fleas are not visible on the pet that fleas are not a problem in an itchy animal. However, what we need to remember is that fleas live in the environment (which includes your yard, your bedroom carpet, the fibers on your couch, etc) and will jump on to a warm host when they pass by. Many of them will “set up shop” on your dog or cat but an even larger percentage of adult fleas will take a food meal and then vacate back to the surrounding environment where they will lay their eggs. These eggs then develop into a larva and finally will pupate. Once in the pupae


stage, they can lie dormant in the environment for 6-12 months before hatching-out. Pupae can sense light and temperature changes, the presence of C02 in the air, as well as movement. Any of these things can cause them to hatch and therefore can result in another infestation. Because their life cycle is so advanced, controlling fleas is truly a huge headache. When animals are infested with fleas, ridding them of live parasites is an essential step in control. Equally important however, is treatment of the environment. Again, this can include any area both inside and out of your house that your pet comes into contact with (all bedding, furniture, carpet, lawns, etc). This can be incredibly difficult for those of us who live in areas surrounded by wildlife as they can serve as a constant source of reinfestation. I have yet to find a client who was able to successfully treat a raccoon with a flea product and live to tell about it! Luckily we have many products available to us that are effective not only against the adult flea, but other life stages as well. If you have questions about flea products call your veterinarian to determine which product is right for your situation and your pet. One recommendation that I think all veterinarians will agree with is to avoid over-the-counter products that you commonly find in grocery/general/pet stores. For your pets safety, it is best to use a product that is recommended and sold by a veterinarian. Not to mention that many over-the-counter products are grossly ineffective which will have you heading to the vets' office soon to buy a back-up product! That old adage about an ounce of prevention holds true here. For those of you who have dealt with a flea infestation in the past, I know you will agree, monthly flea preventative will save you a lot of headache in the future. Give your veterinarian a call to get your pet protected today! Dr. Rogers can be reached at the Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital at 541-899-1081.

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Tax Tips You Can Use
by Kathleen Crawford, Enrolled Agent
uring the recent tax season, the most commonly asked question was how long to keep tax records. Although the IRS has an entire publication (552) about record-keeping that is great for bedtime reading, this article will give some practical advice about how long to keep your tax records. There is a common myth that all tax records should be kept for 7 years. That is not true. The IRS generally only audits the last three open years. For most of us, the current open years are 2008, 2009 and 2010. However, if you have not yet filed your 2010 return, your open years are 2007, 2008 and 2009, even though it is June of 2011. I tell my clients that since their definition of three years and the IRS definition of three years are probably different, they should keep the last four years of tax records. That is not the end of the story and there are several exceptions to this guideline. The first exception is that the IRS can audit six years of returns if substantial underpayment of tax is found. If you are audited and the IRS finds a pattern of underpayment of tax by 25% or more, they can, at their option, audit another three years, in addition to the three open years. If the taxpayer has committed tax fraud, the IRS can go back as far as it wants to, as in the case of Al Capone. Also a taxpayer who does not file a return, never starts the three year clock. If you file a late return, the three years for audit of that return starts on the date it is filed. The other exceptions have to do with more practical considerations. First, a taxpayer should keep the records for all capital assets being depreciated for as long as the item is on a tax return that could be audited. Rental houses are depreciated over 27 and 1/2 years. That means that the purchase papers for a rental house should be kept as much as 32 years. This is not a joke. A taxpayer with a farm under audit was asked to submit


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the original bills for tractors, animals, a barn and fencing that were purchased as much as 10 years before the return being audited. I recommend that taxpayers keep a separate file for capital assets for each business, rental, or farm so that asset purchase information does not get thrown out after four years. Another important guideline is that any taxpayer who has not yet filed for Social Security should keep all W-2's and other earned income information, like schedule C's, along with the first two pages of their 1040 until they do file for Social Security. A person's earnings record is used to calculate their SS benefit. The record can be have errors and the only way to prove that is to have the original documents. I know the records can be changed in error, years after the fact, because it happened to me. In 2004, I received my annual statement and found the record for 1985, which had been correct on the prior year statement, was now zero, With my W-2 and the 1040 for 1985 (remember, I AM a tax preparer). I was able to have the Social Security agency quickly fix the error. As a note, in a recent seminar, a Social Security trainer mentioned that the Social Security Administration plans to stop mailing out the annual notices. The information will be available on line, but only with a password the taxpayer must obtain. Knowing what records to keep is important, but just as important is to insure that records to be destroyed are properly handled. Never throw tax records in the trash. These records have social security numbers, birth-dates and a wealth of private information that ID thieves could use. The records should be shredded, burned (if available), or emulsified so all information is obliterated. The fine print: This article is for information only. Please see your tax professional for questions about your individual tax situation. The Jacksonville Tax Lady is located in beautiful, historic Jacksonville at 610 N. Fifth Street across from Pony Espresso. Kathleen and Angela can be reached at 541-899-7926.

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NEW PLANNING DEPARTMENT HOURS In order to give the Planning staff time to update application forms and streamline application processing, the Planning Department will be closed to the public the week after 4th of July, and re-open with new hours on July 11th. Planning Department will be Closed to the public July 5, 6, 7 and 8 Building Permits will still be processed during this week.

We thank you in advance for your patience and consideration during this week.

In an effort to provide better customer service the Planning Department will be changing their hours.
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Vaulted Ceilings & Balcony Decks Granite, Tiles & Custom Cabinetry Master Suite w/ Views & Jetted Tub Covered Patio, Flat Screen & Bar Sauna & Inground Pool Double Car Garage & Tractor Shed

Looking to SELL? Call Wade Today!!!

Wade Branscum
Principal Broker

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660 G Street Jacksonville, OR
Nunan Square Commercial


Beautiful 2 story building w/ 4 suites, nicely finished interiors, On-site parking Great Location
CCB# 184948


Wonderful neighborhood surrounded by a creek, orchard & Daisy Creek Vineyard and offering a beautiful new park with Gazebo, open spaces and meandering pathways.
Call Sally Bell for more information on lots and lot/home packages.

635 N Oregon, Jacksonville, OR

The Crown Jewel of Jacksonville, the Jeremiah Nunan House. Queen Anne style home, restored & maintained. The Carriage House built in 2001, restaurant w/3 suites upstairs. In-ground pool, paved parking, on 3 acres, perfect for weddings or other events.

8 BR • 6 BA • 8684 SF




570 Shafer Lane Jacksonville, OR

New Home Just Completed in Vineyard View Great Room Plan w/Downstairs Master Large Island Kitchen, Eating Area & Formal DR.

3 BR • 2.5 BA • 2541 Sq. Ft.


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