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My View
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everal years ago, I had an interesting dinner conversation with a new friend that changed the way I viewed the world. My new friend spent a good deal of time and energy explaining why everyone should “shop local,” and why purchasing goods from local stores, owned by local residents – rather than shopping at big-box-stores made a dramatic difference to MY quality of life. He was equally passionate about “Fair Trade,” and made an equally convincing case for supporting it, as well. My new friend was Michael Richardson – he’s the owner of Picos of Jacksonville – his photo is on the cover! Prior to that eye-opening conversation, my shopping habits were largely based on convenience and price. Like many of you, I had always lived near a big city and thought little of where goods and services were produced, who sold them, and where the profits went. Shopping “locally” meant finding a retailer as close to home as possible - be it a big-box or mom & pop. Since then, my consciousness about supporting local merchants and business professionals has evolved. After purchasing The Review and working with local store owners and professionals every day, it has multiplied exponentially. I now know that successful local businesses foster a healthier local economy, including the real estate market. Although Jacksonville has experienced downturns, it has not been as severe as in other areas. Why? Because people want to LIVE here! People are drawn here partly because of our rich cultural and business scene, supported by local business owners and business associations (Chamber, JOBA, AVOVA). They create and/ or support cultural events such as the Art Amble, World


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of Wine, Oktoberfest, the Farmer’s Market, Victorian Christmas, Britt Festivals and more. Local medical and financial firms, civic clubs, restaurants, wineries and shops contribute more resources (human, cash and in-kind) than out-of-area companies to non-profit and for-profit events. Being a “culturally-rich town” tops the list of reasons people want to live here. If you enjoyed an event this summer, thank a local business – they most likely had something to do with it. Bottom line: supporting local business = better quality of life = a healthier local economy. For an in-depth discussion of this important topic, please turn to page 11 for our cover story, “Why Shopping Locally Really Matters.” In a fascinating article, Jacksonville business consultant and author John Lamy makes the case that the success of our community depends on supporting our local businesses – the impact is staggering – the failure to do so, devastating. Please join me in supporting “local” in our Small Town with Big Atmosphere!

City Snapshot
August 2 Council Meeting: A 3-year contract for Jeff Alvis as City Administrator was approved unanimously. Alvis filled the Administrator job on an interim basis in February when Paul Wyntergreen left to become the City Manager in Tillamook, Oregon. Alvis will serve a dual role as City Administrator and Director of Public Works. Due to a resignation on the Budget Committee, Council unanimously appointed Linda Graham to fill the vacancy. Citing the need to address actual and potential deterioration of certain landmark buildings in the historic core, Mayor Paul Becker called for the creation of a restoration and inspection program to be funded by grants. He and City Administrator Alvis came up with the concept while touring the Oakland, Oregon historic district. The to-be-established program will involve the Planning Department and HARC and the Oregon Historic Preservation Office. The scope will likely entail working with building owners to pinpoint the top five most important measures to preserve and enhance building structural and aesthetic integrity, fire sprinkler installation, seismic retrofitting and conducting workshops on the program. On advice of staff, Council concurred not to entertain a public/private partnership with the Bigham Knoll campus for use of the athletic field. The matter had been referred back to Council by the Planning Commission as part of an unresolved performance review condition. Administrator Alvis and Oregon Department of Transportation staffer Kelly Sparkman informed Council that an $800,000+ street improvement contract near the Britt Festival grounds will be finalized within weeks. The 2010 Federal Transportation Enhancement grant was awarded for a new bus parking area, a newly designed “plaza” front entry gate area and improved sidewalks. Britt is contributing $98,000 to the project along with $50,000 from Jacksonville's Systems Development Charge fund. Per ODOT protocol, after the project is 30% complete, input will be solicited at a public hearing. August 10 Planning Commission: A Public Hearing was held to resolve outstanding items related to a Conditional Use Permit for the athletic field on the Bigham Knoll Campus. After four hours of staff reports, public input, deliberation and debate, the PC ruled to permit construction of an overflow parking lot, to permit use as a potential farmers market site, to deny use of the field for non-profit events (all approvals will be determined by the City Council on a case-by-case basis) and to continue discussion of locating a railroad museum to a future date. August 16 Council Meeting: Council agreed to hold its regular meetings at 6:00 pm on a permanent basis. A request by Southern Oregon Historical Society to waive parking district fees for the US Hotel was tabled until Council was provided more detailed financial information. A Public Hearing was set for September 6 during regular session for public input on the proposed watershed land swap with the Motorcycle Riders Association. The Mayor said comments will be limited to 3 minutes by anyone living in the city or influenced by the proposed swap.

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A Few Minutes with the Mayor
by Paul Becker
he dog days of summer!” That was a phrase that always caught my attention. Wikipedia refers to the phrase as when the ancients believed “the seas boiled, wine turned sour, Quinto raged in anger, dogs grew mad, and all creatures became languid, causing to man burning fevers, hysterics, and phrensies" In short, a reflection of our national condition in both government and finance. Political bodies have, in our lifetime, become both polarized and paralyzed. Wall Street and Main Street seem to be on different planets from one another… and yet the world goes on as it always does… indeed, as it must, with or without us. So what does that have to do with the general well being and condition of Jacksonville? Just this! Though we live in a designated historic landmark city, that does not mean time has stopped and everything in the city is frozen in place as in a museum. The idea is appealing, but impractical. Jacksonville is not a city where a visitor actually travels in time to the past. Our past is always blended with the present; therein lies our dilemma. Our task is to hold on to those elements of space, design, and use, which constitute what we lovingly perceive as intrinsic to the very soul of our city. All cities share this problem to some extent… even those as large as New York. It wasn’t until the Pennsylvania Railroad Company tore down their aging but magnificent terminal in Manhattan that people there realized something had to be done to save other famous architectural icons. For sheer beauty, the terminal had rivaled any in London, Paris, or Berlin.

From the Firehouse to Your House
by Fire Chief, Devin Hull
ach year in the United States, already had issues there are more than 700,000 with any of them strokes. Stroke is the third leading in the past. Talk with your doctor about cause of death in the country. And stroke what will work best for you. causes more serious long-term disabilities Lifestyle stroke risk factors include: than any other disease. Nearly threeSmoking, being overweight and quarters of all strokes occur in people drinking too much alcohol. You can over the age of 65 and the risk of having control these lifestyle risk factors by a stroke more than doubles each decade quitting smoking, exercising regularly, after the age of 55. watching what and how much you eat Stroke Strikes Fast and limiting alcohol consumption. EMS (Emergency Medical Services) National Stroke Association’s You Should, Too is the first medical Stroke Prevention Guidelines Call 9-1-1 contact for more 1. Know your blood pressure. If it is than half of all patients who have a stroke. elevated, work with your doctor to Stroke is an emergency and it’s treatable keep it under control. High blood within 3 hours of symptom onset. A recent pressure is a leading cause of stroke. 3-year data analysis also found that stroke Have your blood pressure checked patients brought in by EMS were twice at least once each year – more often as likely to receive a timely CT scan. With if you have a history of high blood FAST recognition of symptoms in the field pressure. and appropriate medical intervention, 2. Find out if you have atrial fibrillation stroke patients can have positive outcomes. (AF). If you have AF, work with Here are some things to look for to reduce your doctor to manage it. Atrial your chance of a stroke. fibrillation can cause blood to collect Few Americans know the symptoms of in the chambers of your heart. This stroke. Learning them – and acting FAST blood can form clots and cause a when they occur – could save your life or the stroke. Your doctor can detect AF by life of a loved one. Remember that: Stroke carefully checking your pulse. Strikes Fast. You Should too. Call 9-1-1. 3. If you smoke, stop. Smoking doubles Common stroke symptoms include: the risk for stroke. If you stop • Sudden numbness or weakness of the smoking today, your risk for stroke face, arm or leg – especially on one will begin to decrease. side of the body 4. If you drink alcohol, do so in • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking moderation. Drinking a glass of wine or understanding or beer or one drink each day may • Sudden trouble seeing in one or lower your risk for stroke (provided both eyes that there is no other medical • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, reason you should avoid alcohol). loss of balance or coordination Remember that alcohol is a drug – it • Sudden severe headache with no can interact with other drugs you are known cause taking, and alcohol is harmful if taken Reducing Stroke Risk in large doses. If you don’t drink, Everyone has some stroke risk. Some don’t start. risk factors are beyond your control, 5. Know your cholesterol number. If including being over age 55, being a male it is high, work with your doctor to (stroke is more common in men than control it. Lowering your cholesterol women at younger ages, but more women may reduce your stroke risk. High experience strokes at older ages and more cholesterol can also indirectly increase women than men die from stroke), being stroke risk by putting you at greater African-American, having diabetes, and risk of heart disease – an important having a family history of stroke. If you stroke risk factor. Often times, high have one of these risk factors, it is even cholesterol can be controlled with diet more important that you learn about the and exercise; some individuals may lifestyle and medical changes you can require medication. make to prevent a stroke. 6. Control your diabetes. If you are Medical stroke risk factors include: diabetic, follow your doctor’s Previous stroke, previous episode of recommendations carefully because TIA or mini stroke, high cholesterol, diabetes puts you at an increased risk high blood pressure, heart disease, for stroke. Your doctor can prescribe atrial fibrillation and carotid artery a nutrition program, lifestyle changes disease. These medical risk factors can be and medicine that can help control controlled and managed even if you have your diabetes. Stroke - Cont'd. on Pg. 28


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Concerned at such a tragic loss, a Historic Landmark Commission was created to review both demolitions and construction of new buildings. One of the criteria established for new structures was that the project had to fit within the existing characteristics of the immediate neighborhood. This was adopted to preserve the character of neighborhoods. Though not always successful in application, it has worked well throughout the years. In Jacksonville, we have similar problems in an attempt to hold on to our historic buildings. Recently, a new owner of historic property was given permission to move the building in order to make room for the construction of a brand new two-story structure right next to it. There is nothing in the code that ties an historic building to its location on the lot! This never should have happened and needs to be addressed in our ongoing review of codes within the city… a task which we are undertaking. In conclusion, and on another matter, I want to add that we have made progress and now have a code enforcement officer who is beginning a long-needed task of addressing code violations, which seem to appear from time-to-time throughout the city. Please continue to see us when you have questions about code enforcement. It is only through such vigilance that we can maintain our city character.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
A three day Basic Training is being offered for citizens interested in helping their community when emergencies occur. The training is free. Saturday October 1st – 8:00am-5:00pm Saturday October 8th – 8:00am-5:00pm Sunday October 9th – 8:00am-5:00pm Saturday trainings will be held at the Council Chambers at 155 S. 2nd St. Central Point. The Sunday training will be held at 399 S. 5th St. Central Point Public Works Shop. The nation-wide CERT program is about neighbor helping neighbors. CERT training is a multi-discipline-based format providing many skills in disaster response. CERT helps to fill in the gaps in a disaster when emergency services become overwhelmed by the size of an event. You will learn disaster readiness and home preparedness as well as how to safely participate in evacuation, emergency shelter and disaster first aid. You will also learn light search and rescue, firefighter support, accident traffic control, hazardous material safety and other general safety topics. Physical limitations are not an issue. Anyone can participate. For information about Jacksonville CERT or to sign up for the basic Training e-mail: or call Owen Jurling at 541-899-2055. You may also get information at the Jacksonville Fire Station, 180 N. 3rd St.

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Fill the Boot for Muscular Dystrophy on August 28th! Blue Door Garden Store Celebrates 3rd Year!
On October 1st 2008, Blue Door Garden of gardens, from large, to small patio or Store first opened it's “blue door.” Since deck gardens.” Kay’s love of gardens is then, owner Kay Faught has expanded the evident to anyone reading her regular store to carry more local garden art products monthly Jacksonville Review column, “My along with her selection Neighbors Garden.” of the Felco and Fiskars Review Publisher garden tool line and a Whitman Parker says, variety of unique garden “People are always statuary ... her favorite! telling me how much Kay carries a line of they love Kay’s garden paraphernalia, column and her store. gifts, pots, gloves, I believe the Blue tools, and organic Door Garden Store products – all designed is a reflection of her for local and visiting passion for gardening gardeners. “After three and people.” years,” she tells the For the entire month Review, “I continue to of September, Kay is feel so positive about saying thanks to all of the store’s growth her great customers and the support I’m with another getting from the local “Sale'abration” community… I have event. Look for been so blessed to weekly drawings, Kay Faught with sales assistant, Zoey. sales on a wide live and work in this wonderful community.” variety of items, her husband Kevin's She has increased her line of organic popular Snickerdoodles and Kay's products and continues to receive more own Lavender lemon-limeade during and more special orders from local weekends throughout the month. Kay customers. “I always try to listen to the invites everyone to stop in and celebrate local gardening community and focus on 3 wonderful years in business behind the unique, quality tools and garden needs. Blue Door at 155 N. 3rd Street, 541-899-3242. I love working with people with all styles See ad on page 4.

Rachel Daly, 15, with her mother, Wendy, and Jacksonville firefighters at last year’s Fill the Boot drive On August 28, help Fill the Boot for Muscular Dystrophy and help kids like 15 year old Rachel Daly. Rachel will be a freshman at South High School this fall. She lives in Ruch with her parents, Wendy & Mark and sister and brother, Emily and John. At 13 months, Rachel was diagnosed with congenital muscular dystrophy, a type of degenerative neuromuscular disease. In addition to her own battle against muscular dystrophy, Rachel, her siblings, mom and dad, endeavor to help other families in the community by raising public awareness and money to find causes, treatments and cures for muscle-wasting diseases. On August 28, please look for the Jacksonville Firefighters on California Street starting at 9 am, donate generously and help make a difference in the lives of wonderful people like Rachel.

New Leadership for Jacksonville Rotary Club
The Jacksonville/Applegate Rotary has a new president whose background is replete with the experience needed to keep the club shipshape and the membership well turned out. Art Lumley, a Rotarian since 1994, has been involved in aviation for most of his life. He joined the Naval Air Reserve in 1949, leading to graduation as a Navy pilot. Art found himself in “harms way” several times during his 11 years on active duty, including a 7½ hour flight over the Pacific after an engine failure, and an encounter with Russian jet fighters. He served as Officer in Charge of the helicopter detachment for the aircraft carrier USS Midway and as Executive Officer of a naval reserve helicopter squadron prior to retirement with the rank of Commander. He began flying for United Airlines in 1965 and retired as a Captain in 1991. Art has been active as chairman of Medford airport’s advisory committee, president of Medford’s Experimental Aircraft Association, and executive director of the American Society of Aviation Artists. Art was co-owner with his wife, Pamela, of the Pegasus Art Gallery in Jacksonville, and was chairman of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce.

Extreme Home Makeover Television Show Coming to the Rogue Valley!
Extreme Makeover Home Edition has selected Jackson County as the place of the 9th episode of the 9th season. A community Pep Rally will be held on September 1. On September 7, one of five families being considered will be selected during filming of the “Door Knock” segment of the program. The “Reveal,” when one lucky family gets the keys to their new home, will take place on September 14th. Hands-on community help is needed in several areas: skilled and unskilled labor, materials, caterers, and graphic designers. Fundraising is also needed – that effort is being headed up by Jacksonville

residents Dave & Janice Mills of Airport Chevrolet and Cadillac. Anyone interested in making a financial contribution to the event is encouraged to contact Dave & Janice by emailing Janice@ The average EHME show takes 2500 volunteers to pull off – please volunteer at


His current activities include editing the ACE newsletter for the airport, and aeronautics course coordinator for the Central Medford High School. His college education aimed at becoming an industrial arts teacher and helping the younger generation of our society. His focus as president of Jacksonville/Applegate Rotary will be youth education. Does the word “over-achiever” come to mind? The J/A Rotary looks forward to continuing its tradition of charitable work and effective community service under Art’s leadership.

It's All Happening in the Cemetery – September History Saturday & Meet The Pioneers Returns!
On September 10, learn the early history of the Catholic section and tour early gravesites. The program starts at 10am – meet the docents at the Sexton’s Tool House at the top of Cemetery Road. History Saturday continues on the Second Saturday of every month through December. Meet the Pioneers returns on Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15 with new stories and a revised format. This year, you will meet some of Jacksonville's "molders and shapers” – a stage coach driver, a rancher and farmer, a bridge builder, a monument maker, and the women who stood at their side. • Hear the story of Jacksonville's own special lily, the Gentner Fritillaria. • Listen in on conversations about the terrible impact the small pox epidemic had on Jacksonville in the late 1800's from caregivers who bravely took care of the sick and dying in the Pest House. • Learn what was going on here during the Civil War and the various sides people took and why. Tours depart every 15 minutes starting at 4:00pm – the last tour departs at 7:30 p.m. on both days from the "D" Street parking lot near the Post Office and Visitors Center. Those needing a little additional time getting around, and families with young children, should consider taking an earlier tour. Tours may not be suitable for very young children and please, for safety concerns, no pets are permitted on the tours. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Tours have sold out in past years – please purchase your tickets early so you won't be disappointed! Tickets go on sale September 14 at the Visitor and Information Center next to the Post Office. See the Ad in this newspaper for prices and other details. All proceeds support the FOJHC (Friends of Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery) restoration and preservation projects and educational programs. See ad this page.
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TOUR DATES & TIMES: Tickets go on sale beginning Wednesday, September 14, Friday & Saturday 2011 and may be purchased at the Jacksonville Visitor October 14 & 15 and Information Center located next to the Post Office, 4:00pm-7:30pm or by calling 541 899-8118. • Adults $10, • Children $5 (12 and under) • Family $25 (up to 2 adults and 3 children) Proceeds support restoration and preservation work in the cemetery.
Please visit our website for additional details and to see pictures from last year’s event at: First tour will depart at 4:00pm and the last tour will depart at 7:30pm on both days. All tours will depart from the “D” Street parking lot.
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The Intimate Art of Ken Gregg Now Showing at Élan Gallery
There is a significant movement away from whatever is big, be it houses, automobiles or food portions at restaurants. In short, small is the new big. From a NY Times article: “…The Next Big Thing may not be big at all, but rather a different process of innovation … that extracts greater value by improving goods and services we already use every day.” Oversized, flashy colored art shouts for attention and meaning while requiring a large viewing distance that is not always available. Conversely, a small delicate image calls the viewer to step close and experience intricate details that lead to a more intimate experience. The Miniatures Collection, making its debut at the Elan Gallery in Jacksonville, is composed of an initial offering of three series, in different intriguing styles, of twenty-four images each, with more series to come in the near future. These images were created to emphasize the fact that small works of art can indeed be as intriguing, if not more so, than larger ones. In August 2010, he and his partner first came to Jacksonville to visit their long time friend, Gates McKibbin, who had moved here from the San Francisco Bay Area. Within a few days, it was clear that something special about the area was beckoning them to consider establishing a home here. On a return visit during Thanksgiving to look at properties, they stayed at Élan Guest Suites for a second time. Co-owner Cherie Reneau presented Ken with the opportunity to have an exhibit in the Élan Gallery. During the same visit, they purchased a townhome in Jackson Creekside. They are looking forward to spending as much time as their careers permit in the Jacksonville area and developing a genuine longterm relationship with the town and its residents. "Town & Country"

"Carousel" Kenneth Gregg was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1947. At 10 years old, his parents gave him a box Brownie camera. So taken was he by the art of photography, that a year later he built a darkroom in his home basement and began developing and printing his own black and white images. He became photo-editor of his high school yearbook and after graduating from the University of California at Berkeley in 1969, he traveled internationally as the catalogue photographer for The North Face backpacking equipment company for ten years. After leaving The North Face, he turned his artistic endeavors toward pictorial photography of old California, self-publishing books on Santa Barbara and on the Santa Ynez Valley. During that period, numerous corporations began purchasing Ken’s artwork for their collections. His work was also purchased extensively for use in promotional brochures, calendars, greeting cards, book covers, and award-winning wine labels. Since 1991, Ken has been selling his artwork to luxury hotels and restaurants around the world for permanent décor. His painterly style, using a minimum of digital manipulation, creates sensitive and contemplative images well suited for both hospitality and residential decor. He currently works out of his studio in Carmel Valley, California.

An opening reception for Ken Gregg will be held on September 9, 2011 from 5:00pm-8:00pm Élan Gallery 245 West Main Street, Jacksonville For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Cherie at 541-899-8000.


by Gates McKibbin
by Hannah West, Creator and Editor of SOAR. Browse the Artist Directories at! Now - September 23: Stephen Edwards at Terra Firma Come introduce yourself to B&W art photographer and new Jacksonville neighbor Stephen Edwards, whose work is on display at Terra Firma through the next Art Amble! 135 W California St. September 2-4, Labor Day Weekend: Jacksonville Celebrates the Arts! Celebrate the Arts with us on the Historic Courthouse/Museum grounds at 206 N 5th Street in Jacksonville, Fri from noon-7pm, Sat & Sun 10am-5pm! This year’s 15th annual event features 75 Þne artists, artisans and craftspersons from throughout the Rogue & Illinois Valleys and the PaciÞc NW, accompanied by music, art demonstrations & food. Admission is FREE. August 23 - September 26: Guest Artist Leah Fanning Mebane at South Stage Cellars Resident Artist Cheryl D. Garcia welcomes guest artist Leah Fanning Mebane. MebaneÕs softly colored abstracts are painted with non-toxic oil paints she creates herself using earth pigments from Southern Oregon soil. Stop in during the Fourth Friday Art Amble, Sept 23 from 5 - 7pm to meet these creative women and learn more about their work over a glass of Southern Oregon wine!

Art Event Calendar - September 2011

September 1 - 30: Art Exhibit at the GoodBean This month we feature a collection of watercolors by artist Katharine Sloan, together with her recent works - glass mosaics & mosaic-enhanced mirrors. Art Presence member artist Mae Wygant also shares a new set of paintings from her diverse collection of works. Join us Friday, Sept. 23 from 5 7pm during the Fourth Friday Art Amble to meet this knowledgeable artist and humanitarian, and chat over your choice of the GoodBeanÕs artistic cafŽ offerings! Sat, Sept 10, 5pm: ÒARTrageous!Ó Rogue Gallery & Art Center 51st Annual BeneÞt Auction... at Kids Unlimited - Þnd program details, buy tickets and get info on this monthÕs gallery exhibit at Sun, Sept 11, 12pm – 5pm: American Assn of University Women Fall Garden Tour Several of Cheryl D. Garcia's metal sculptures will be displayed at the historic TouVelle House in Jacksonville as part of the American Association of University Women annual fundraiser. The 1916 house features several lawn and garden areas and water features - a perfect setting for Cheryl's garden art displays. Tickets available at any of the gardens or after 11:30am outside Ray's in Jacksonville the day of the tour.

Through September 30: “The Shape of Memory” Traveling to Newport, OR this month? See art by Dianne Jean Erickson and more local women artists in this AMBUS Contemporary Art exhibit at NewportÕs Visual Arts Center through monthÕs end. Art Workshops by the Sea in Florence offers art workshops in a wide range of disciplines. View their extensive schedule at Group discounts are available - Plan a trip with creative friends and learn together! Congratulations to friend of SOAR Brooke Nuckles, who moved here from Vermont this summer and now works as the Education Coordinator for the Rogue Gallery & Art Center! Questions about programs? Interested in instructing? or 541-772-8118x301

September 23, 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. Our group of participating Jacksonville merchants and artists is growing! Look for the golden ÒARTÓ pennants and brochures with a map of locations. Email for information.

Classes & Workshops

Sat., Sept. 17, Central Art Supply hosts a free demonstration day with artist demos in various media. DonÕt miss Silvia TrujilloÕs demo "Acrylics and their Versatile Properties" from 11am - 12pm. Trujillo and Jacksonville artist Dianne Jean Erickson will be teaching workshops at Central this Fall details will be posted at CAS’s facebook page: __________________________________________________________________________________________
For details on these events & more, calls to artists & global art world news: Compiled by Hannah West Design, LLC ~ ~ 541.899.2012

When I was growing up a penny was worth quite a bit. Shops in my neighborhood featured penny candy – Boston Baked Beans, candy cigarettes, wax lips, Dum Dums, Slo Poke suckers, BB Bats. Five cents bought an assortment of my favorites, and ten cents yielded an impressive stash. Penny candy is still available, but it now costs a quarter or two. I discovered this when I stopped in at The Candy Shoppe in downtown Jacksonville recently, where I bought a roll of Necco wafers and Necco candy buttons. (Remember them? They are pink, yellow and blue candy dots on a strip of paper. As a first grader, I used to love the combined taste of sugar and paper. These days I prefer my sugar without the paper, but the nostalgia is delicious.) That evening I opened my roll of Neccos. Each flavor took me back to my childhood – savoring the wafers individually during a Saturday matinee at the Esquire theatre, discovering a roll of Neccos in my Christmas stocking, splurging on Neccos with my hard earned babysitting money. Clove, the light purple disc, remains my favorite, with cinnamon in white a distant second. Unfortunately, the pink ones, which are wintergreen flavored, still taste like Pepto Bismol to me. Oddly enough, a few days later, Jefferson Public Radio featured a story about Necco wafers. They were created in 1847 on the first American candy machine – a lozenge cutter. By the Civil War, soldiers were tucking wax paperwrapped rolls of these sugar-dusted wafers in their backpacks. (I have no doubt that about the same time Jacksonville’s first general store featured them as well.)

Admiral Byrd is said to have hauled two and a half tons of Necco wafers to the Antarctic, and the US government requisitioned a major portion of Necco’s production to send overseas to troops during World War II. Such an illustrious history is proof positive that there is something sustaining and particularly satisfying about these candies. Grateful to have a local Necco source, I returned to The Candy Shoppe to buy a few rolls to take to upcoming Britt concerts. This time I stopped long enough to chat with owner Melanie Scofield, whose mission in life is to keep the best part of the past alive and well in Jacksonville. Thanks to her, you can order phosphates, shakes and sundaes made at a vintage soda fountain rescued from Klamath Falls. The shop’s authentic red and white striped candy bags are sent over from the UK. Birthdays can be celebrated with cupcake decorating parties held in a special room in the back. Or if you simply prefer an exuberant trip down memory lane, just step inside and feast your eyes on everything from a rare box of Beemans gum to chilled Coca Cola in the original shapely bottles. What a joy it was for me to realize that penny candy is worth a whole lot more than what it costs now. After all, sweet memories are priceless. 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.

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September 2011

The Unfettered Critic
by Paula Block Erdmann & Terry Erdmann
Where There’s Smokey, There’s Fire
n 2006, five individuals were honored as American icons at Washington, D.C.’s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The Kennedy center, arguably our country’s most prestigious stage, doesn’t hand out its awards lightly. Being recognized there is comparable to receiving a knighthood in England. Past honorees include Leonard Bernstein, Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and Luciano Pavarotti. And the five in 2006? Dolly Parton, Zubin Mehta, Steven Spielberg, Andrew Lloyd Webber... ...And Smokey Robinson. Well, Washington, D.C. has nothing on us. We have a prestigious performing arts center too, the Britt Pavilion, right here in Jacksonville. And on Saturday, September 17, that stage will host (applause please)... ...Smokey Robinson. The same Smokey Robinson. We couldn’t be more excited. Smokey (his first name is William, but he hasn’t used it since he was a kid) was born in Detroit where, just after high school, he met a guy named Barry Gordy. Within a couple of years the two had started a little project that changed the course of American music. They called it “Motown Records.” Barry ran the place; Smokey wrote, sang and produced the songs. And what songs! Over 4000 of them have fallen from Robinson’s pen, including “The Tracks of My Tears,” “I Second That Emotion,” “The Tears of a Clown,” “My Guy,” “Shop Around” and “The Way You Do the Things You Do.” The list grows as wide as it is long when you consider the performers who’ve covered the tunes. The Beatles scored an early hit with Smokey’s “You’ve Really Got a Hold On Me.” And the other “cover artists”

by Pamela Sasseen, Hanley Farm Volunteer
Harvest Days at the farm was fantastic! who weighs 2300 pounds and is 19 hands August 3-5, equipment was set up, and tall. (Or 6.3 feet from the ground to the wheat bound and sheaved in preparation highest part of his withers, or shoulders; for threshing on August 6. August 4, a hand is roughly 4 inches.) At one point, horse, man and binding equipment Kimber asked if I would hold the reins as worked together to cut the wheat and she made an adjustment. She said not to bind it into small bundles, or sheaves. worry, if Rex started to move I was to pull The sheaves were then gathered and back on the reins and say “Whoa!” Right. stacked into shocks (resembling small Fortunately, Rex did not move. Which teepees!) to allow the brings to mind a grain to dry before story Kimber told being threshed. But me when she first Mother Nature did introduced me not cooperate and the to Rex. She said wheat wasn’t ready that a “different” to thresh; threshing language is used has been tentatively when training rescheduled for a horse. For August 20. instance, Rex’s The binder has command to move quite a history! is a “smooching” Prior to the binder, or “kissing” farmers manually sound. With this Kimber and Rex disking. cut the plants, thought in mind, bound the wheat stalks into sheaves, her husband came home from work when separated out the grain (threshing), she was in the pasture, working with and finally ground the grain into flour. Rex. As he approached Kimber, he said This was labor-intensive, tedious work. something akin to “Hi, Honey,” puckered I read that, prior to the 1830s, a farmer his lips and made kissing sounds. Well, could harvest about an acre or less per you can guess what Rex did! day. Then, Cyrus McCormick and Obed As summer passes and fall is upon us, we Hussey independently invented horsehave a special treat for you in October! But drawn machines, reapers that cut the first, here’s what’s happening in September. wheat using a cutting bar powered by the September 11, the Hanley Historical machine’s wheels. Once the wheat was Farming Committee will be pressing cut, the stalks fell onto a wooden deck, straw! Rebuilt in 2001, it’s estimated and then were automatically swept off to that the straw-presser in use at the the ground. This simplified the farmer’s farm is from the late 1880s, possibly work, but laborers still needed to rake early 1900s. Come and see how straw is and tie the wheat into sheaves and build pressed and baled! shocks. Then, in 1872, Charles Withington Other events on September 11 include invented the reaper-binder, or binder. scarecrow-making workshops, held at So, in addition to cutting the wheat, the 11:00am, 12:30pm and 2:00pm. The cost reaper-binder would also bind the stalks for the workshop is $10 and all supplies into sheaves. These early binders were will be provided. Why scarecrow horse-drawn and powered by a bull making? Hint – our October surprise! wheel, just as the binding equipment in We’ll also be conducting Hanley House use at Hanley Farm! tours throughout the day. Cost is $3. While visitors did not get to watch the For more information about Hanley Farm horses and thresher August 6, they were or upcoming events, call us at 541-773-2675; treated to watching the draft horses disc e-mail us at; visit us onthe fields! Kimber South, of the Hanley line at; Historical Farming Committee, invited me or check out our Hanley Farm Facebook page! to ride with her as she and her Belgian, Hanley Farm, owned and operated by the Rex, disked. What an experience that was! Southern Oregon Historical Society, is located Here I am, a city-girl, born and raised in at 1053 Hanley Road, between Jacksonville San Francisco, CA, riding behind Rex, and Central Point.

Focus on the Farm


are no slouches either: Diana Ross, Petula Clark, Phil Collins, The Jackson Five, Linda Ronstadt, Rod Stewart, Gladys Knight, Michael McDonald, UB40 , Boyz II Men.... Consider the miracle of “My Girl.” Since Robinson wrote this anthem of romance for The Temptations, it’s been recorded by Dolly Parton, Michael Bolton, La Toya Jackson, Otis Redding, The Rolling Stones...and on into infinity. We’d venture to guess that even you’ve sung it (if only in the shower). Who among us can resist his memorable lyrics, “I’ve got sunshine, on a cloudy day...” Yes, Smokey, you do, and we thank you for sharing those rays with us. And don’t forget, it was Robinson who sang many of these songs first, so as the melodies sing softly through the canyons of your mind, that velvety (smokey?) tenor tone you “hear” is, most likely, that of the man himself. The one coming soon to this very stage near you! Okay. That’s the good news. Here’s the flip side: When the echo of this September 17 show settles into madronemuffled silence, the Britt’s hilltop houselights will dim for the final time this season. Maybe it’s a case of “time flies when you’re having fun,” but we can’t believe it’ll be over. What a season it’s been! After rockin’ with Michael Franti and Charlie Daniels, and swaying with Bobby McFerrin and k.d. lang, we’re craving more. Sadly, we managed to savor only six of the seven classical concerts (sorry, Liszt); we pledge to make all of them next year. Britt Executive Director Jim Fredericks, along with Angela Warren, Mike Sturgill, Peter Bay, their staff of professionals and volunteers, and all of the Britt Society Members (You know who you are!), made this the best season in recent memory. As a community, we owe it to them, and to ourselves, to catch the final show of this season—and to plan ahead for the next. Because it’s summer evenings at the Britt—Jacksonville’s own. An American icon indeed. Paula and Terry Each have long impressivesounding resumes implying that they are battle-scarred veterans of life within the Hollywood studios. They’re now happily relaxed into Jacksonville.


Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Goes Rogue by Spring Air, Inc.
The Extreme Makeover: Home Edition will be driving their bus into Jackson County to surprise a deserving family by building them a new energy efficient home! We, Spring Air, are excited to be a part of such a monumental project and will be the lead HVAC contractor on site. Spring Air will be working with American Standard Heating and Cooling, who has generously donated a state-of-theart energy efficient geothermal comfort system. The system will produce 4/5 of the energy that it needs to run from the earth and the remaining 1/5 of the energy is supplied by solar panels; giving the family free energy. Even though this will be a good size home, the geothermal system will be able to provide the heating, cooling and the hot water energy for the home without taking any energy from the grid. This is important because, “you can pay off your mortgage, but you can never pay off your utility bills,” says Jared Murray, President of Spring Air Inc. The Extreme Makeover: Home Edition team has asked the community to step up to the challenge and help them build a home in 7 days. As you can imagine it takes a gigantic effort with a lot of money and support from the community to pull this off. Spring Air will donate $1 for every “like” we receive on Facebook up to $1000, to help the family that the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition has chosen to build a new home for. If you would like more information about a geothermal system for your home visit and don’t forget to “like” Spring Air Heating and Cooling on Facebook to get updates on the project as we all help a family in need.

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(4th Street - Between California & C Street) All donations are tax-deductible! All sales proceeds benefit Community Programs & Activities

Jacksonville Boosters Club
Annual Garage Sale

KS Wild’s Annual Dinner & Auction
The Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center (KS Wild) – an advocate for the forests, wildlife and waters of the Rogue and Klamath Basins of northwest California and southwest Oregon invites you to attend their Annual Dinner & Auction on Saturday, September 10th at 5pm at Historic Ashland Armory to learn about and celebrate the conservation work of our community. The evening event, which includes dinner, a social hour, silent auction, drinks, and live music, is open to the public at a cost of $45 for adults and $25 for children. All proceeds benefit our bioregion by supporting the conservation work of KS Wild. Purchase your tickets online at or by calling 541.488.5789.

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Why Shopping Locally Really Matters
nd what about the candles?! People are coming to dinner Friday, it's already Tuesday, and our supply of candles is pretty beat up. Ahhh, Amazon has candles, they'll be inexpensive, and they'll have them here by Friday; I'll get my candles online from Amazon. Or...I could go to Target or Wal-Mart. They have candles, and they'd be cheap. But then...I know the greeters and salespeople are well-trained, but I always feel a little funny when I walk out of a big box store. Like I'm made of plastic or something. Not sure why. Plus, I'll have to drive out to Crater Lake Ave. You know what? Terra Firma and Pico's have candles. Mark and Michael, the owners, are friends of mine. And Willowcreek, Farmhouse Treasures and Blue Door Garden Store have candles. Plus I could ride my bike. It's all right here in Jacksonville. Why do I feel better about that? much to think about. How does this local thing really work? First, some definitions: Let's start with the basics: what is a local business? It's a business whose majority ownership and primary decision-making is here in the Rogue Valley. The profits and dividends stay here; more importantly, the loyalty of the owners is rooted here; their kids are on soccer teams here, and they care about the local issues here.


by John Lamy

Mark Milner of Terra Firma oil, then fighting expensive wars to "protect our interests." It also includes the air and water pollution that oil causes, the economic shock of oil depletion, and the environmental damage like we experienced in the Gulf or the Yellowstone River in just the last few months. Plus if you ride your bike to Pico's, you'll be healthier and it won't cost you a dime. Reason Four: Community This is the hardest reason to explain, but the most important: local shopping builds community. If you buy your candles from Mark at Terra Firma, you get to know him and the folks who work there. Rest assured, they and all the owners of Jacksonville businesses are involved with the community in a big way. They care about the trucks rolling through town and about the parking problem with the Britt. You can talk to any of them about your issue, and they'll listen. And yes, the greeters at Wal-Mart are nice folks, and they're well-trained; but it just isn't the same. There's a sense of the soul of a place, warts and all, when you shop locally, and it just isn't there in the remotely owned stores. I'm pretty sure that you know exactly what I'm talking about. Mechanisms and Numbers OK you say, those four reasons sound pretty good; but how do we know they're actually right? Here's where economics come in. Let's look at some real-life studies: Retained Revenue: Three Times Better If I spend a dollar on candles at Target, about 15¢ stays here in Jackson County; most of that is wages for the folks who work there. But if I spend a dollar at Willowcreek, about 45¢ stays here... three times more! That's because (almost) all the overhead and profit stays here: legal, accounting, real estate, landscape, advertising, contributions to non-profit organizations; as well as the eventual profit from the operation. Willowcreek's cost of goods, plus income tax and a few other things, leave the area.

Susan Stanley of Willowcreek And let's define Gross Regional Product, GRP, much like economists define Gross Domestic Product, GDP: the sum total of all the business transactions here in the Rogue Valley. If I buy candles at Terra Firma, that adds to the GRP. While there's much more to the economic picture than GRP, it's still a decent indicator of the region's prosperity. Four Reasons Why Local Commerce is Good Reason One: Jobs Local shopping adds jobs to the economy, plain and simple. As economist Michael Schuman points out, local commerce multiplies local jobs two to four times compared to remote commerce. Just think about the importance of this single factor. Local unemployment is around 12%, so adding jobs hits very close to home. And it's not just any jobs. Those Jacksonville companies each hire a local lawyer, accountant, tax person, advertising person, and maybe a real estate person; with Wal-Mart or Amazon, those professionals are hired far away from here. As the per capita GRP increases, the area becomes more attractive for entrepreneurs and high-skill new businesses. In short: spending your dollars right here adds good jobs right here. Those local candles are looking better and better! Reason Two: Prosperity Local shopping makes us all richer, on average. As the GRP rises, our individual incomes rise. This is complicated, and for sure there's more to a good lifestyle than GRP (like schools, libraries, recreation, etc.). But GRP and prosperity are definitely linked. Reason Three: Oil dependence Local shopping reduces our dependence on oil-based infrastructure. That includes factors like shipping our dollars to Libya in exchange for their

Kelly Kason of Farmhouse Treasures That is huge! Don't underestimate the importance of Retained Revenue. But, there's more... Local Sourcing: Grown in the Rogue Valley What if the candles were actually manufactured here? Then that 45¢ jumps up a lot, depending on the details. A great example of local sourcing in the Rogue Valley is food and wine. We have luscious produce and wine, right here. Organizations like THRIVE have done a good job at promoting the idea of Locavore eating, and establishments like Gary West Meats, put the idea into practice every day. Eat at Gary West: the food tastes great because it's fresh and local, and every bite puts another dollar into the GRP! Lots of our restaurants get their food from local farmers; you can too, at places like the J'ville Farmers Market on Saturdays or White's Country Farm. Do it! Shopping Locally - Cont'd. on Pg. 32

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September 2011

Local History
by Margaret LaPlante
hen we left off last month it was 1922 and there was a recall election pending against Sheriff Terrill. Accusations flew that the Sheriff was “favoring bootleggers and not doing his duty.” Sheriff Terrill’s opponent, D.M. Lowe, refused to say if he was a member of the Medford branch of the Ku Klux Klan. Some questioned why, if Mr. Lowe had no affiliation with the Ku Klux Klan, were they so determined to make him the next Sheriff? Sheriff Terrill’s opponents obtained 1740 signatures, enough to generate a recall election. The Medford Mail Tribune reported that the recall effort had created an environment of suspicion, distrust, gossip, threats and slander within the community. Those in favor of Terrill said the only reason the Ku Klux Klan wanted to recall the Sheriff was to place one of their own into the position of authority. The oath of the Ku Klux Klan prohibited any member from disclosing a crime committed by a fellow member with the exception of treason against the United States, murder or rape. Sworn affidavits began pouring in from Sheriff Terrill’s supporters. They made mincemeat out of the accusations against the Sheriff. Was he seen drinking in public during prohibition? Worse yet, was he seen smoking a cigar? What about lending a still to a fraternity? Did he really threaten to shoot Mr. Fleming? Was it true he tipped off a property owner that a raid was going to take place because

Donations and Fundraising Dollars at Work
by Dirk Siedlecki
the owner had alcohol at his house? The explanations for such behavior included that he informed Mr. Fleming that he was likely to be shot if he continued prowling around the jail late at night. The dance committee of the Medford Elks Lodge came forward and explained that yes, they had borrowed a still from the Sheriff, done in fun and only used for cider during their “Hard Times Dance.” The property owner whose house was raided signed an affidavit swearing he was never given inside information. Those present at the Kingsbury Springs Dance were adamant the Sheriff was not intoxicated at a public dance and there was no proof that he’d smoked a cigar. Those in his corner claimed the Sheriff was not, and had never been, a drinking man. The day finally came and the voters headed off to the polls to cast their ballots. In the town of Ashland where the Ku Klux Klan was very active, Sheriff Terrill trailed behind by more than 400 votes. Terrill’s home town of Jacksonville was evenly divided but in the end, Sheriff Terrill won by 305 votes. Margaret LaPlante’s books, The DeAutremont Brothers: America’s Last Great Train Robbery, On To Oregon: The Stories of Seventy Families Who Settled the Rogue Valley, Murdered In The Line Of Duty: Constable Prescott, In Search Of Gold Mountain: The Chinese Experience In 19th Century America, and Images of America: Jacksonville are available at, or


L to R, Dirk Siedlecki and brother, Lee; Jon Caster, Richard Shields, Cemetery Sexton and Jim Westerfield The Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery recently contracted with The Oregon Granite Company to provide restoration services for a number of memorial markers in the cemetery. Since 2006, 52 markers have been restored. Company owner Jim Westerfield and his staff are very familiar with the Jacksonville Cemetery and sensitive to its historic treasures. The latest restoration contract work includes 15 markers in the City and IOOF sections of the cemetery. A number of factors go into deciding which markers should be worked on first, with safety topping the list. Markers that are leaning or have loose decorative pieces are given priority. To keep costs down, we concentrate on one area at a time, allowing Oregon Granite workers to setup their equipment and work on several markers at one time in one place. Work began on July 7 by digging up a couple of headstones that have been flat and buried in the ground for many years. Workers also uncovered sandstone curbing surrounding a grave site and at another, discovered a beautiful infant's cradle-style marker with detailed carvings. Both had sunken and were buried under several inches of soil. Oregon Granite took 5 of the markers back to their Medford shop where repairs can be accomplished more easily. It is anticipated that work will be completed by the end of August. While Oregon Granite works on the larger and more detailed restoration work, trained volunteers work on smaller projects. To date, 125 markers have been restored by volunteers. Additionally, three sets of iron fencing have been restored by professionals with some volunteer assistance, in an effort to keep costs down. We have also started to place markers and pieces of markers that had been stored for safe keeping in the Sexton's Tool House and the Maintenance Shop. Thankfully, by looking at some older photos, we were able to match up the top part of a broken monument with the bottom half and restore it to one piece. None of this work would have been possible without the support from community and the families of those resting in Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery. We also wish to acknowledge and thank the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries for two Grants that we received. One allowed us to train our volunteer work force in monument repair and cleaning, and the other to restore the iron fence and gate around the Kahler Family Block. The FOJHC thanks all who have made donations, volunteered at one of our clean-up days and attended one of our fund raising events. To make a donation and help us continue our restoration and preservation work, please send a check to: FOJHC P.O. Box 1541, Jacksonville, OR 97530. All donations are tax deductible. Another way to support us is by attending this year's production of Meet the Pioneers on Friday, October 14 or Saturday, October 15. See the advertisement in this newspaper for additional details or visit our web site at

Gold diGGers BarBecue & silent auction
A festive afternoon at Hanley Farm for the benefit of the Southern Oregon Historical Society • Sunday, September 25 • 3:00-7:00pm $50 per person • RSVP (541) 772-7323

Create A Scarecrow Program Announced
This fall, the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce invites the community to pitch in and create decorative scarecrows to adorn California Street. Most of the scarecrows used in past years are in poor shape – rather than putting up cheaply-made replacements, businesses, service clubs and residents are invited to join in the fun and create a scarecrow reflective of their personal style! The idea for the program was offered-up by Linda Graham who suggests construction using a frame made of inexpensive PVC pipe (1/2“ or 3/4”) connected by a center 4-way connector. (Stop by Scheffels Toys for instructions). Overall length should not exceed 6 feet and width should not exceed 3 feet. To make your scarecrow even more lifelike and pose-able, attach heavy wire within the arms or legs and make sure no sharp edges poke through. Scarecrows should be made to survive all forms of weather with appropriate clothing and décor to reflect you, your business and our town. Scarecrows will be placed at the front of stores and should not infringe on any public right-of-way or block views at intersections. All decorative scarecrows will be put up, taken down and stored for you by the Chamber –  they must be ready to put up no later than October 1st. Please feel free to call Linda Graham at 541-261-9446 with questions.

Focus on:
orget about the lazy days of summer! The past few months saw Food & Friends busily working to provide meals to our many seniors. As we often see around holidays, family visits over Independence Day gave people a chance to notice a decline in the health of their senior loved ones and a need for some help. The result was a 37.8% increase in new clients signing up for Meals on Wheels in Jackson County in July. Summer is almost at a close, but our fundraising and volunteer recruitment efforts will continue as we prepare for the upcoming holiday season, a time of year when we see the greatest increase in calls for assistance from homebound seniors. We need your help…Please become a Food & Friends volunteer. It’s a rewarding experience where you see firsthand the impact you make. Our friend Ruth sent a nice card to say, “Dear Food & Friends family – You can’t know how much I appreciate the delivery of a ‘meal’ to my door! I really appreciate the ‘time & trouble’ each of you go to – to make life for an 84 year old lady like me easier…thanks so much.” Many of our seniors are like Ruth: about 47% of Jackson County home delivery clients are age 80 or older (or


Showcase Home Changes Everything!
From September 9-18, the HBA – Home Builders Association of Jackson County and RHT Energy Solutions invites you to take a free tour of a newly-built, energyefficient home located at 203 White Oak Way in Shady Cove. The 2,300 square foot home features solar panels that will offset power bills for the next 15 years. The home also includes LED lighting, fresh air heat recovery, energy efficient appliances and LED TV. Constructed from 25% less framing materials, the home has blown-in insulation and manages water resources efficiently. Carlos Reichenshammer, CEO of HBA says, “This is the way a home should be built. It is Earth Advantage Platinum and Energy Star Certified so the owners can rest assured it was built right and is energy efficient. We are excited we can open this up to the public…you can also win $25,000 just by taking the tour!” (see ad on page 34) For more information on the construction of the home, incentives and tax credits, please visit website: Free guided tours will be held September 9th-18th Monday through Friday 11am to 7pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am to 8pm. For more information please contact Angalee O’Connor at 541-840-6728 or See ad page 34.

70% of Jacksonville seniors). Based on our annual survey, 68% live alone, about 45% said that the meal we deliver is the only meal they eat each day and 41% responded that our volunteer is often the only person they see on a given day. As a Food & Friends volunteer, you bring more than lunch to seniors like Ruth – you are helping your senior neighbors remain independent in their own homes by bringing a friendly visit and a safety check. Volunteers are needed to pack up meals for home delivery, serve seniors who come in for lunch, and to assist in cleanup. Home delivery opportunities are also available in most areas. If you would like to get involved, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Jan Yost at 541-734-9505 ext. 4 or visit us online at (click on “Food & Friends”). If you would like to make a difference in the lives of local seniors, but are not able to volunteer, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to Food & Friends. For more details please contact Evelyn Kinsella at 541-734-9505 ext. 3.

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Garden of the Month
by Kay Faught
My Neighbor's Garden
uring the summer months, fresh golden raspberries, baby strawberries, zucchini and squash appear on my front porch – all post-picking gifts from my neighbors, Kathy and Fred Crabtree. Their garden is a prime example of learning not to judge a book by its cover... or in this case, not to judge a garden by its house! Fred and Kathy's home on Royal Lane in Jacksonville is more a post modern, Italian-style home of art and landscape design. A paver staircase leads up the steep online corner hillside to the front door. Flanked by a planned landscape of evergreens, Nandina, lavender, and large boulders, pots and iron pieces add design elements along the walkway before it transitions to softer ground covers at the front door. Two prominent, 1890 London chimney pipes, standing like grand chess pieces, introduce the art found inside the home. Windows wrap the home, providing glorious views of the valley and surrounding nature, along with ample light for the interior art. Inside, patio windows bring your focus immediately into the back garden area, where the surprises begin. One reason Kathy and Fred moved from Medford, and built this home 3 years ago, was to expand gardening! After a landscaper planned the variety of shrubs and conifers, Kathy and Fred have spent the rest of their time adding more garden features, including a vegetable garden. Their original design goal was to go deer proof, and have color and change from January until late fall. Fred commented that none of the shrubbery is the same size, color, or character, and there is very little duplication of planting. A large variety fills this unusual garden. The Crabtree's back garden area is comprised of a large paver patio off their back doors and a series of three-tiered planting terraces rising 20 feet to the top of their hill, wrapping their hillside home. Each terrace is about 4 feet wide, filled with plantings – all are accessible by standing on the terrace beneath! The terraces create a secluded and nested Italian-style living area where gardening options abound. The deep russet stucco walls match the entire outside of the home. Smooth, rich continuity allows your eye to see only the foliage, planting, and gardens that abound in front of you. In the center of the patio, a wide rock staircase with iron railing curves up the hill, edging a large hillside stone waterfall, taking you to the top of the terraces. Kathy and Fred's love for gardening goes back to childhood and eating fresh tomatoes off the vine. I have known them for 3 years and until today, had no idea that so much of this yard is dedicated to vegetable gardening. At first glance, one notices the beautiful Italian terracing with its evergreens and foliage. Yet, behind it all, a bountiful bonus is tucked

Chamber Chat
by The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
elcome to the monthly “Chamber Chat”! Take a moment, sit down with the “Review” and grab a pencil to mark down a date for a fun evening with the Chamber! Thursday evening, September 8, in lieu of our monthly general meeting, we are having a “Celebrate the Trolley” night. If you are a business owner and a Chamber member, we invite you to meet at the normal trolley stop on the corner of Third and California at 5:30 pm the night of the 8th. Then at 5:45, a free hour-long trolley tour will be provided for all of you. The focus this evening is on the Chamber member business owners. We are also looking forward to next spring when we are offering a “Celebrate the Trolley” night to employees of our Chamber business members, as well. This is a great opportunity to see for yourself what our visitors experience while hearing the history tour and tidbits of our town! One of our great drivers will take you on the tour, while one of our volunteer docents narrates and shares the history of Jacksonville. Each business owner is welcome to share in this fun evening and ...THEN... following the trolley tour, Bobbi Ferguson from Lode Star Bar welcomes all of us to step across the street for some free mini hors d' oeuvres and gathering time... what a great way to end a fun evening. This program is offered by the Chamber to inform all business owners and staff about the benefits and draw of the Trolley. It is also a great opportunity to see the advertising benefits of the



on the top of the sunny hill...where they spend their time amid the gala of onions and raspberries! Random conifers and cedars wall the garden and create a perfect garden pocket! There’s squash tucked under Cyprus, rows of raspberries behind blue gray conifers, dill, tomatoes, and beans - all tucked and happy in the shrubbery! Even the first terrace off the patio, once full of shrubs, now has a cascading bounty of strawberries, still pretty in early fall. Kathy commented, “You can always change a garden,” while explaining that they have indeed moved about 80% of the initial plantings. As they learned about pockets of heat and wind, shadowing and light, they tweaked the terrace plantings, including moving several shrubs that improved the view from inside the home. A “secret garden,” on the side of the home, tucked at the end of the lower terrace, was once the dump area during the construction phase of the home. Now amended with a French drain, the retreat is a shaded hidden surprise with pathway stones, lemon and wooly thyme and ferns tucked here and there. A climbing hydrangea against the fence flanks a garden stone bench. Fred loves to garden and watch things grow, just to see what the plant does. “It takes your mind off things that just don't matter,” commented Fred. Kathy added, “When you go through life changes, rather than TV or depression, go out and’s calming… and better than housecleaning!” The Crabtree’s only garden regret is a decision made during the building process – “When you build, you have tons of dirt blown in or brought in. I wish I would have had good compost and soil brought in from the start,” said Kathy. Kathy and Fred are a gardening team, spending their favorite times in the garden. Early morning, they prune and pick. In the evening, they grab a cocktail and walk around the yard and enjoy it. The only rule here… no prunes on the evening walk! They also love bringing their gardening into the kitchen and sharing fresh garden ingredients – something they do with friends and neighbors. I am blessed to have them as neighbors and to enjoy their bounty as well as the art and beauty of their home! 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 products.

trolley header board. For $400.00 per year, your business logo and ad can be placed on one of the few advertising spots on the trolley. Laminated and brightly visible to hundreds of tourists each month, it is a great “bang for your buck” way to advertise and support our trolley at the same time! Your exposure is shared throughout the regular Trolley season (MaySep), during Britt Festival shuttling, and during events such as the Medford Jazz Jubilee, Cheese Festival, private weddings, events, and holiday caroling rentals. We look forward to seeing you all the night of the 8th of September... let's have a fun hour of enjoying the ride, the company, hors d' oeuvres from Lode Star Bar, while learning all about the Trolley at the same time! See you there!! And general meeting this night. The Chamber invites you to join us at our monthly general meetings, at the Bella Union. Held the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm, we offer a relaxed and informative time to socialize and connect with the business community. For information on the Jacksonville Chamber, or to join, please contact the Visitors Center at 185 N. Oregon St. or call the office at 541-899-8118. chamber@

BBQ Revolution – Meet Your Local Ranchers
The 3rd annual Barbeque Revolution takes place on September 17 at Gary West Meats in Jacksonville. The event focus is connecting consumers with local ranchers and their products. This year, five local ranchers will showcase grass-fed, organic, grain-fed, and natural meats. Chef Bob Denman of Slagle Creek Vineyard will operate the BBQ. Attendees can buy individual cuts or half and quarter animals directly from the ranchers. Other vendors will sell their locally-made BBQ sauces, wines and other complementary dishes. The event was originally conceived by Paul and Whitney Murdoch of Gary West Meats. “Shoppers want to buy local beef. But they’ve lost track of the ranchers who are producing them. People want to get away from large-scale feedlot meats, but don’t know how. Our event is designed to re-introduce them,” explained Paul. “We also have lots of people asking about grass-fed and organic. We’ll have grass-fed, grain-fed, natural and organic products side-by-side. Shoppers can taste the difference for themselves.” Attending ranchers will be from Yale Creek and Salant Ranch in the Applegate Valley, Martin Family Ranch from Central Point, Valley View of Ashland and Scott River of Scott Valley. Although Gary West sells cuts from Salant, Yale Creek and Scott River, ranchers will be selling directly at the BBQ Revolution. “We’ve always been advocates of the local rancher,” continued Murdoch. “We need to keep them in business. No one asks for beef from corporate feedlots… they want it to be pasture-raised. But to keep that going, we need to know our producers, and make the effort to buy directly from them. It takes a little more effort, but the product is better, the animals are treated more humanely, and the impact on the planet is lessened. And you keep your community healthy as well. It is just the right thing to do.” Come to the BBQ revolution on Sept 17, meet your rancher and learn more about what they do. Enjoy tasty BBQ’d samples along with wines, beers and sauces from other local producers. It’s a delicious way to support your local economy. See ad page 36.

Park Grant Means More Miles of Trails!
Thanks to a generous Oregon Parks and Recreation Department grant, 14,000 feet of new hiking trails will be built in the Jacksonville Forest Park. Tony Hess, a member of the Jacksonville Parks Committee and co-founder of the Forest Park Ranger program, was instrumental is applying for the grants which are awarded through the Local Government Grant Program. In addition, three stream-crossing foot bridges, a replica railroad trestle, interpretive panels, a rest shelter, kiosks, and trail signs will also be built and installed. The two-year grant totals $38,200, and is increased by matches of $4,000 from fund raising and private donations to the Forest Park, and $3,000 from city Parks funds. Over 500 hours of volunteer labor are also pledged as a match for the grant. Major expenditures will be $24,000 for trails, $6,000 for bridges, and $10,000 for the replica Bullis Railroad trestle. The Jacksonville Forest Park encompasses half of the Jacksonville Watershed property. The topography includes a combination of deep canyons, high ridges and gently sloping ground near the reservoir, at elevations from 1,800 to 3,000 feet. Much of the city-owned land is covered with mature stands of fir and pine, mixed with madrone, oak stands and manzanita. Three substantial streams find their source in the park - Cantrall, Norling, and Jackson Creek. Jackson Creek flows through the center of Jacksonville after leaving the Forest Park and serves as a tributary for Bear Creek and the Rogue River. The recreational trail system and other park developments are being developed to take advantage of this varied landscape to provide a range of recreation challenges and opportunities.

Attention Runners! Half Marathon Run is Sept. 25th!
A new 13.1 mile ½ marathon debuts on September 25 at 8:10 am at Lynn Newbry Park in Talent. (Walkers will start at 7:10 am) The race will follow the Bear Creek Greenway and conclude at the Jackson County Fairgrounds – the site of this year’s Harvest Fair and Microbrew Festival. The race will be run completely on asphalt pathways with traditional support and comfort stations along the way with food, water and first aid. At the finish line, runners can join friends and family at the Jackson County Fairgrounds for the exciting food, music, chili cook-off, grape stomping, and other activities taking place. Race organizers are orthodontist, Dr. Darren Ravassipour and David Wright, owner of Commercial Property Management. For details and registration forms, go to

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“ So. Oregon Artist Resource (SOAR) Art Event Calendar. See ad page 9. “ September: KEN GREGG ART EXHIBIT AT ÉLAN GALLERY. See article on page 9. “ Sun. August 28, 9:00am: FILL THE BOOT FOR
MuSCuLAR DYSTROPHY, California Street. See article on page 8. “ Sat. & Sun. September 10 & 11: JACKSONVILLE CITY-WIDE YARD SALE. “ Sat. & Sun. September 10 & 11: JACKSONVILLE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE. “ Sun. September 11, 12:00-5:00pm: AAuW GARDEN TOuR. See article in our August issue. “ Sun. September 11, 11:00am, 12:30pm & 2:00pm: STRAW PRESSING & SCARECROW MAKING WORKSHOP AT HANLEY FARM. 1053 Hanley Road. See article on page 10. “ Sat. September 17, Noon-4:00pm : BBq REVOLuTION AT GARY WEST MEATS. See article on page 13 and ad on page 36. “ Sat. September 17, 7:00pm: CLASSIC MOVIE NIGHT AT OLD CITY HALL. "Three Men From Texas." For more information, “ Fri. September 23, 5:00-7:00pm: ART PRESENCE 4TH FRIDAY ART AMBLE. “ Sat. September 24, Noon-11:00pm: OKTOBERFEST, Bigham Knoll. See ad on page 3. “ Sun. September 25, 3:00-7:00pm: GOLD DIGGERS BBq & AuCTION, SOHS benefit. See ad on page 12.

Jacksonville Friends of the Library Book Sale September 10 & 11
Jacksonville Friends of the Library will sponsor a book sale Sept.10-11. Saturday open hours will be 9-10 am, members only, open to public 10am-4pm. Sunday the sale will run from 12-4 p.m. In addition to the usual selection of adult and children's fiction and non-fiction, we will have a selection of collectible books from the estate of Eugene Bennett. There will be books signed by Mr. Bennett for sale from $5-$10. An example of some of the other available volumes is 20 Beautiful stories from Shakespeare: a Home study course. This is in good condition and was published in 1907. It includes handwritten recommendations from happy customers and pages filled with penciled names and addresses of subscribers from Central Point, OR circa 1911.

“ September 2-4: JACKSONVILLE CELEBRATES THE ARTS 2011, Labor Day Weekend, Historic Courthouse Grounds, 206 N Fifth Street. See ad on page 22. “ Sat. September 3, 10, 17, 24, 9:00am-1:00pm: J'VILLE FARMERS MARKET, Courthouse Grounds. “ Thurs. September 8, 5:30pm: JACKSONVILLE CHAMBER - SPECIAL MONTHLY GENERAL MEETING. See "Chamber Chat" on page 13 for information on special members-only event. “ Thurs. September 8, 6:00pm: CELEBRATE & SuPPORT CANTRALL-BuCKLEY PARK. For tickets & information or 541-245-4741. “ Sat. September 10, 10:00am-11:30am: HISTORY SATuRDAY, Jacksonville Historic Cemetery. See article on page 8.

Applegate Ridge Trail Hike
The Applegate Trails Association (ATA) will be featuring a hike on the eastern section of the proposed Applegate Ridge Trail (ART) on Saturday, September 24, 2011. This hike will be approximately 5 to 6 miles long with spectacular views of Ruch and the Applegate Valley. (Moderate to difficult due to elevation changes with some off trail). Meet at the Ruch Plaza at 9 a.m. in the lower parking lot. Please check in with the hike leader by Sept 23. Contact David Calahan, 541-899-1226 or

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Wine Talkers
by Janet Eastman
Look Who's Eating at C Street Bistro
inemakers have to eat, too. And when these pros with well-trained palates are hungry, they know how to sniff out the best restaurants. Something bland, something boring, something “off” triggers a snarl in them faster than a cranky teenager separated from her cellphone. On the flipside, if a dish is intoxicatingly fresh and precisely paired with other thrilling tastes, wham-O. Winemakers are happy. Lean in closely and I’ll reveal a new place where Applegate Valley vintners go when they don’t feel like cooking: C Street Bistro. In a tiny cottage tucked a few blocks off Jacksonville’s main street, winemakers gather with friends, family and fans. Here, Chefs Paul Becking and Michael Hite are having fun, too, partnering with Oregon farmers, ranchers and fishermen to create dishes that excite. What does it take to get the attention of enologists fatigued by a day of evaluating immature wine, dosing out sulfur and listening to alcohol-control officials? Hmmmm… How about barbecue pulled pork on a sweet cornbread pancake ($8) and duck confit waffle with egg ($14). Even the potentially humble lunch burger has a captivating story: The 6-ounce prime top sirloin patties are ground to order and cooked one at a time ($10 with sea-salt fingerling potatoes; add $3-$5 to top the burger with housecured pastrami; mushroom, Gruyere and truffle mayo; or bacon jam, smoked bacon and pickled onions). Friday’s and Saturday’s three-course dinners ($30; $45 with wine) change every week and deliver sky’s-the-limit pleasure. Dishes are inspired by one winery and the chefs’ wild imaginations. For a RoxyAnn winemakers’ dinner in mid August, the amuse-bouche was a tempura squash blossom from Walker Creek Farms stuffed with king crab cream cheese and served with a sweet chili aioli. The first course was Port Orford’s seared albacore with Runnymeade Farm’s string beans, heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers and corn topped with a Muscatel vinaigrette. The salad was paired with RoxyAnn 2009 Pinot Gris. The main course was a Moroccanspiced lamb leg with Fort Vanoy Farms’ crispy polenta served with RoxyAnn 2008 Claret. Dessert was a tangy clafoutis made with blackberries and white peaches grown at Hanley Farm. It’s no wonder that the chefs’ skills with in-season and locally produced food are applauded by another kind of flavor juggler – winemakers. On a sunny day in August, Anne Root of EdenVale dropped in to chat with the chefs. This was weeks after her 2009 Viognier was served with – and

Jacksonville Travel Tales
by Skip and Gayle Stokes
laska brown bears were jam spot. Rangers warn that at Katmai, everywhere! We had difficulty everything runs on bear time. It was not deciding where to focus our unusual to wait many minutes for the attention first. We were perched on a bridge area to be bear-free so visitors viewing platform 10' above the river could cross. On one occasion, when large with a dozen or so other visitors. One schools of fish were congregating in the huge male bear ambled upstream into river below, there were so many bears the warm sunshine of a July fishing near the bridge that we had afternoon. He strode to the to wait over an hour to get across. The Bears Any required wait was worth it. A 15-foot waterfall, ambled up the rocks on the nearof Katmai lower, bridge platform looks out bank side, and then took a over nearby riffles where a sow stance in the river with her cubs were frequently seen at the very brink fishing and playing. of the falls. Soon, The upper falls, though, is we saw a salmon where the action is. Here we appear from the were witness to an ancient ritual. froth below and Salmon that have escaped the launch itself up talons of osprey and eagles, the cascade – the survived the outstretched lines of bear leaned out, fishermen and battled waterfalls snared the fish and currents, must now run the in its mouth, and gauntlet of the bears in order to then retreated spawn and pass their genes on upstream with its to the next generation. The bears meal. The fish was develop their own techniques still struggling for fishing – we watched them between the bear’s splashing to scare jaws, its fish up the fish, or mouth opening snorkeling with and closing as their head under if in protest. I water. However, felt as if I was the most exciting, inside a National was watching the Geographic bears standing at documentary. the top of the falls, We have visited snatching fish in Katmai National mid-air. Park, on the Alaska peninsula, twice. The Katmai isn’t solely about more first time, it was only as a day trip. We had the bears, though. In fact, returned this time for three days – spending the park was originally the nights in one of the cabins at nearby designated to preserve online Brooks Lodge. Katmai is where the bears the Valley of the 10,000 are – in numbers hard to comprehend. Smokes  – created by a The brown bears of Katmai are much volcanic eruption in 1912. The blast has larger, salmon-eating, coastal-dwelling been estimated at ten times the force of grizzlies. When the fish are running, bears Mt. Saint Helens’ 1980 eruption. It left congregate between the mouth of the river ash deposits 700 feet deep. A 23-mile bus and Brooks Falls. One evening we counted tour took us into the interior. There a 16 bears in our immediate vicinity. trail led us down to a powerful waterfall After years of hiking and backpacking that had carved its way through the in Yellowstone Park and Glacier National delicate pastel colors of the ash deposits. Park – and having grizzly avoidance The park, which is only accessible by procedures drilled into us– finding boat or floatplane, also contains other ourselves surrounded by the huge animals wildlife: moose inhabit the marshy areas was a surreal experience. At Katmai the and one morning we watched a wolf bears have the right-of-way and park prowl the water’s edge. rangers manage the people. The viewing While Katmai has many attractions, the platform is at the end of a gated boardwalk. bears are the stars. On that first afternoon, However, getting to the boardwalk involves when we stood watching the bear at the walking about a mile on a forested trail top of the falls, we saw it catch and eat frequented by bears. Before we were four fish. At first we found ourselves allowed on the trail, we had to attend the rooting for the bear; applauding when ranger-presented “bear school”. Here we it was successful. Eventually, we started learned how to live with and observe the to feel sorry for the salmon. Then we bears without disturbing them. realized that we weren’t really supposed This peaceful co-existence between to root for anyone in this contest; it is just bears and people depends on the people a cycle of life. For three days, it was our behaving in a predictable manner. During privilege to observe it. the daytime, the rangers keep close watch on where each bear is, and maintain radio If you would like to contact Skip & Gayle contact with each other. A bridge near the regarding their travels, they can be reached at beginning of the trail is a frequent bear541-899-9183 or



Chefs Mike Hite and Paul Becking was an ingredient in – Chef Becking’s miso-marinated black cod and grilled Japanese eggplant. Sometimes he adds barbecued rice balls to this dish. Rachael and Les Martin of Red Lily Vineyards dine here, too, because their children – budding taste-bud experts – like to experiment as much as adults. “Our kids even tried oysters for the first time there,” says Rachael. “We get the chefs’ weekly Facebook feeds and drool over their new menus.” She adds: “Being local business owners ourselves, we love to support other local places.” Christine Collier and Chris Jiron of God King Slave Wines live on C Street. But they don’t frequent this bistro just because it’s in the neighborhood. “We love their farm-to-table concept,” says Collier, “and their new energy, talent and creativity in Jacksonville.” The GKS duo debuted their 2009 Syrah and Tempranillo blend at C Street Bistro in late August. “We wanted to host a wine release party and it just seemed like a natural fit,” says Collier. “It is our regular hangout, so it was very comfortable to host something with them.” Collier, who worked at a Willamette Valley winery before establishing her own label in the Rogue Valley, compares C Street Bistro to Nick’s Italian Café, the legendary winemaker haunt in downtown McMinnville. Nick’s motto: “Feeding Oregon’s Wine Country Since 1977.” Before opening C Street Bistro in January, Chef Becking was part owner and executive chef of Elements in Santa Barbara, California. He moved here three years ago with his family. Chef Hite attended culinary school and worked in Portland restaurants before returning home to the Rogue. Pity the winemakers left behind in those cities. Where do they eat? C Street Bistro, 230 E. C Street, Jacksonville, 541-261-7638, www.cstbistro. com. Open Monday through Saturday, 9:30am to 2:30pm and Friday and Saturday, 5:00pm to 8:00pm Janet Eastman covers food, wine and travel for national publications and websites. Her work can be seen at

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by Cheryl von Tress
“U” is at the center of house. A house becomes a home when YOU become visible, when your needs are met, when the house maintains you. How does a dwelling take on that “youness”? Who?: Take a quick assessment of your household, whether a single dweller or more. What interests drive each person? What personalities are expressed? Does each person have opportunity to enjoy and express themself in your home? In what kind of setting does each person feel the best, e.g., nature, city life, oceanside, art gallery, sports arena? What?: When you’ve made your assessment, what information emerged? Did you learn something new about yourself or a housemate? Was a discovery made that dedicated to these activities? Or, do they need to ‘catch as catch can’ at the kitchen table between meals? Use the following solution and adapt it to the other needs that were identified in your assessment. How?: A creativity zone, even a movable one, can be designed into daily living which allows that person to access their arts and crafts resources easily. Shelving and/or cabinetry can added for storage, along with a work surface. Pegboard systems or hanging shoe organizers can be added to the inside of passage doors to store small items. A lightweight wood panel can be installed on a door with over-the-door hooks. Then, a Velcro tab system could work for attaching items for easy removal. To implement this idea (on a tight budget or not) simple, empty food cans can be

Family Views
by Michelle Hensman
What an Amazing Failure!
ongratulations parents, you did it! You were able to outwit, outlast, outplay and ultimately survive the summer with your children! Finally, the lazy, hazy days of summer have come to an end; for some of us not soon enough! Camps, family trips, staying up late and sleeping in are behind us. It’s time to send them back to school! I presume you have purchased the back to school necessities, to include: classroom supplies, sick new labels (new name brand clothes), ragin' kicks (nice new shoes), and all the latest Apple technology known to man (iphone, ipod, ipad, igive-up). All in an effort to motivate and ensure a fresh, positive start to what we hope will be a most successful year. So, the new backpack is filled and sits ready and waiting eagerly by the door, the outfit is ironed and laid out, the alarm's set, lunch is made and all the Apples are charged. Finally, it’s time to send your darlings out the door; you spend your last breath expressing desperate words of parental wisdom, which goes something like this, "Make good choices, learn a lot, and never forget you are amazing and can do ANYTHING!" Mission accomplished right? Maybe you shouldn't have told them how amazing they are... Dr. Carol Dweck, whose research, presented in the book Nurture Shock by Po Bronsons and Ashley Merryman, suggests we have over indulged our children with praise and delusions of greatness. That in fact, we are doing more harm than good to our kids by telling them they are wonderful, natural and extraordinary at school, sports, music,...etc. The study found that when children believe they are good at something they become overly concerned about failure, lack the desire to commit, reject the idea of trying something new and/or give up easily. Sound like anyone you know? I


shows you a change to be made for that spray painted or left plain. These more person’s comfort to increase in the home? make great little storage containers. Where?: Now that you have some Products for organizing and online specifics to work with, where can storage are plentiful. Get creative each person’s needs be met? Once we in how to access the creativity in move into a house, space gets allocated for your household. the activities of daily living. However, if When?: Start now. After reading this you have a creative streak or your child is column, create a list of questions to ask especially artistically driven, is there a space about your household. Who lives here? Homeworx - Cont'd. on Pg. 25

personally know a few that fit the bill! Dweck explains we should encourage our children to do better for their own benefit by placing more emphasis on their effort and fully acknowledge the outcome without sugar coating it. Being an over-praising mommy myself I wasn't quite sure what I thought of the study at first. The idea that praising my sons meant I’ve been enabling them to be slackers, for lack of a better word, was indeed shocking to me; as the title of the book suggested it would be! For many of us when our kids struggle or don't do well, we fear their self esteem is in jeopardy. We react immediately, dive in to the rescue and surround them with a lifevest of positive reinforcement. But what are we really saving them from? Failure and disappointments are facts of life. Have we become politically correct with our own families, avoiding hurt feelings, hindered spirits or damaged self esteem all at the risk of misleading the truth? It seems we are raising a generation that lacks patience, who expect skills, talent and knowledge to simply appear before them as quickly as the Big Mac you order at the drive thru window. Consider the American Idol auditions; these young people truly believe they are the next Beyonce or Tim McGraw! They become distraught, even belligerent when told they honestly lack the talent to earn a Golden Ticket to Hollywood. Therefore, as we move forward into a new school year, whether your kids are in preschool or graduate school, consider the basis of your praise. Let your children know when they do well that their effort and hard work is paying off and to keep it up. Most importantly, discuss failures/mistakes in a non judgmental environment; it’s an opportunity to learn how to deal with disappointment and rejection; which seems to be an area of difficulty for far too many of us!

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Calling All Foodies
by Constance Jesser
Showcase Summer's Bounty with Ratatouille
atatouille is the ultimate recipe to make the most of our local grower's markets and home vegetable gardens. This eggplant dish can be seasonally altered to what’s available all year, too! I suggest salting your eggplant in advance of preparation to remove the bitterness from the seeds. Eggplant comes from the same family as tobacco and contains nicotinoid alkaloids – salting helps eliminate the bitterness and prevents the eggplant from soaking up too much oil and making it greasy. For my Ratatouille dish, I also like to add black olives and capers; not traditional but it adds a depth of flavor I really enjoy! This supersimple recipe is a great way to enjoy all the different vegetables you have available. After cooking them separately, you will simply combine them together in an oven-proof dish and bake for an extra 15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. Simple and delicious! Ratatouille • olive oil • 2 globe eggplant - cut in half and salted for 1/2 hour; rinsed and cut into large cubes • 1 zucchini cut into large cubes • 1 summer yellow squash cut into large cubes • 1 large onion cut into large pieces • 3 Large Red tomatoes- peeled [either from your garden or if not available, use canned. (Canned Italian San Marzano tomatoes are my favorite) • *1 Red Bell Pepper – Roasted and peeled • 3 cloves garlic – sliced • 1 bunch basil – chiffonade cut • *1/2 cup Nicoise Olives (if you leave the pits in – warn your guests!) • *2 Tablespoons Salted Capers - rinsed well * Optional ingredients 1. Warm some olive oil in a large pan and cook the onions and garlic until fragrant and just browning. Remove the vegetables by using a slotted spoon to leave the oil in pan. Reserve. Homeworx - Cont'd. from Pg. 24 What do they enjoy? What do they need to relax more or play more in this home? Where in the home can needs be met? Where can I get the resources/products needed? How much money will be needed? Who can help make the changes happen? When do I want to begin? Set a date for each task – it can always be redefined. The YOu Factor: Design and decorating are different processes. Design is focused on form and function – meeting needs, creating comfort and access, enhancing resources to create beauty. Decorating is the final layer where personality and style are expressed. Personality can be stylized in many ways. If there’s a musician or music lover, frame or decoupage sheets



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by Julie D. Danielson, O.D.
Help for Your Dry Eyes
f your eyes are burning, aching, or constantly tearing, you may have dry eyes. The tears your eyes produce are necessary for overlall eye health and clear vision. "Dry eye" means that your eyes do not produce enough tears or that you produce tears which do not have the proper chemical composition. The tears are composed of an outer oily layer that keeps moisture from evaporating, a middle watery layer, and an inner mucus layer that helps the tears stick to the surface of the eye. If these three layers are not present in the right amount, dry eye will result. Often, dry eye is a result of the natural aging process. It can also be caused by blinking or eyelid problems, medications like antihistamines, oral contraceptives and antidepressants, a dry climate, wind and dust, computer use, general health problems like arthritis or Sjogren's syndrome and chemical or thermal burns to your eyes. If you have dry eyes, your symptoms may include irritated scratchy, dry, uncomfortable or red eyes, a burning sensation or feeling of something foreign in your eyes, and blurred vision. Excessive dry eyes may damage eye tissue, scar your cornea (the front covering of your eyes) and impair vision, and make contact lens wear difficult. If you have symptoms of dry eye, see your optometrist for a comprehensive examination. Dry eye cannot be cured, but your optometrist can prescribe treatment so your eyes remain healthy and your vision is unaffected. Some treatments that your optometrist might prescribe


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Not all who wander are lost – that’s the mantra for the group of volunteers from the Siskiyou Upland Trails Association (SUTA) who are scouting trail routes to finetune the proposed Jack-Ash Trail between Jacksonville and Ashland. Summer is a great time to be up along the ridges above the Rogue Valley, and we’ve made progress exploring the route along some existing trails and roads, route-finding for new trail sections, and doing research about the historical foot trail that used to connect the former fire lookouts on Wagner and Anderson Buttes. Coming up this fall is exploring connection options to the Pacific Crest Trail and to the Little Applegate end of the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail (SMDT). The hikes have brought us to places not typically visited, including some deeply forested areas with magnificent old trees, meadows filled with wildflowers, and amazing views stretching in all directions to the Red Buttes Wilderness, the Siskiyou Crest, Mt. McLoughlin and the Crater Lake Rim. We hope to finish narrowing down the proposed route in the next several months, and are coordinating with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to work out the details and ensure that the trail avoids any sensitive areas. Although the Jack-Ash Trail has a ways to go before it becomes an officially approved trail, because our route takes advantage of pre-existing trails and dirt roads, there are miles of trail to visit while we work on the longer term details. The SMDT will be connected to the Jack-Ash Trail, and 18 miles of that trail was officially reopened on June 4th as part of National Trails Day. More than 150 people attended the opening ceremony and associated festivities, and more hikers, runners, equestrians, and mountain bikers are using the trail than ever before. All of the trailhead parking areas have been improved using Title II funds that SUTA was awarded. BLM, using American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Stimulus) funds, has provided hours of their staff time to make greatly appreciated trail improvements, remove fallen trees, provide new trail signs which SUTA volunteers installed, and employed the Youth Council this summer to work on the tread in key sections of the trail. There are many more trail repairs and maintenance efforts in the planning stages. In late June, a local Eagle Scout installed benches along the Tunnel Ridge to Bear Gulch section of the trail. SUTA hosted a full moon hike along the trail in August, and a hike to some of the meadows near Point and Bald Mountains is planned for the fall to introduce the public to a possible trail section of the Jack-Ash Trail. There are more scouting hikes planned for the late summer and fall, and we’re beginning plans for the fall and winter trail maintenance work parties. Our work parties are a great way to get out and hike the SMDT and help keep this recreational resource open, and a terrific way to meet a fun and growing community of people involved in making a difference in our community. Anyone interested in participating in any of these activities can visit our website for details. There are also maps and directions to all of the SMDT trailheads available at the SUTA website:

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Joyfull Living
by Louise Lavergne
The Art of Making Space in Your Life
f you took time off this summer, September is probably the payback month. All the things that need to get done that have been put off due to a busier social calendar are tugging at us. We also often abandon our selfcare routine, we skip our personal quiet time, we miss class, we get off our diet, etc… adding “I should get back to that …” tugging in between the piles of unfinished projects. Of course we tell ourselves that we will get to it all when we have that magical “extra” time. A day consists of 24 hours and that is not likely to change anytime soon. Why do we think that somehow we will get “extra time”? Our days are usually filled with non-stop tasks, appointments, deadlines and social obligations. We need to learn how to fit some pauses in our daily living. We have to make it, take it, and create it. We often avoid pauses and space by constantly filling our time and environment … We need to learn to create and schedule space mentally, physically and spiritually. Making space isn’t just about doing nothing. Creating space in your life can be an "energetic detox." Your sacred space can be a few minutes of quiet time, a relaxing bath, yoga, a walk in nature, finishing a personal project, a craft or activity you love to do, journaling, an organized home. Personal space is not just a bit of time you stumble upon when other plans fall through and you happen to have a few unscheduled minutes. Making space can be as simple as investing in a wonderful soap and enjoy the time we have in the shower or completing nagging tasks such as cleaning the inside of your car or a closet. Creating space for yourself is an act of self-love and is a gift to you! Most of us keep up with the big tasks like paying bills and the “visible” stuff like lawn care. All the smaller projects that pile up left undone are a source of mental stress. Each of these tasks are small individually but all together, jumbling in the background, not only create stress but take up precious mental space. If you make a list of all the things you want and need to get caught up on, you will begin to ease that mental stress and feel an immediate sense of relief also known as mental space. Then schedule time to do the one thing that feels the most daunting. The feeling created by accomplishing something and crossing it off the list can be very fulfilling and also creates mental space. As you free up mental energy that is attached to things left undone, you ease mental stress. This enables you to accomplish all the tasks of your day with more ease and focus. The other valuable part of making space is getting rid of what you don’t need. Not just the things that are broken or no longer fit, but everything that simply never gets used. If your closet is overflowing it may be time to thin it out. Tending to the physical space around you will reduce stress in your body. September is the perfect time to take advantage of the great Jacksonville citywide yard sale. If you cannot participate, Stroke - Cont'd. from Pg. 6 7. Include exercise in the activities you enjoy in your daily routine. A brisk walk, swim or other exercise activity for as little as 30 minutes a day can improve your health in many ways and may reduce your risk for stroke. 8. Enjoy a lower sodium (salt), lower fat diet. By cutting down on sodium and fat in your diet you may be able to lower your blood pressure and, most importantly, lower your risk for stroke. 9. Ask your doctor if you have circulation problems. If so, work with your doctor to control them. Fatty deposits can block arteries that carry blood from your heart to your brain. Sickle cell disease, severe anemia, or other diseases can cause stroke if left untreated. 10. If you have any stroke symptoms, seek immediate medical attention Remember, here at the Jacksonville Fire Department, we are concerned about our community and offer free Blood Pressure Checks Daily. Contact us at 541-899-7246.

Think Local First and THRIVE!
Buying local is good for us, good for the economy and good for the environment. So how can we find out more about where to buy yummy local food and goods? Thrive (The Rogue Initiative for a Vital Economy) is a local non-profit organization dedicated to helping create a prosperous and sustainable economy in the Rogue Valley. “Eating locally grown food is the best way to stay healthy, enjoy delicious food, preserve our agricultural lands and support family farms,” says Thrive Executive Director Wendy Siporen. “Thrive is here to help connect you to the farms and other food businesses of the Rogue Valley and help us keep our dollars in the local economy.” One very informative product produced annually by Thrive is the Rogue Flavor Guide: your guide for fresh, local food in southern Oregon. The Guide tells you where to find businesses and events that provide local food and goods. This includes farms and ranches; community supported agriculture (CSAs); grocery and specialty markets; wine, beer and spirits; farmers markets; and special local food and wine events. You can pick up a copy of the Guide in many local Jacksonville businesses or at The Jacksonville Review offices, or call (541) 488-7272 to get your free copy. For the month of September, local crops include apples, green beans, beets, blackberries, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, figs, garlic, grapes, lettuce, melons, onions, peaches, pears, peppers, plums, potatoes, spinach, summer squash, strawberries and tomatoes. Farmer’s Markets are a great way to find local food in season. Every Saturday through October, the Jacksonville Farmer’s Market is held at the Fifth Street Courthouse from 9am to noon. Other local Farmers Markets are in Ashland on Tuesday and Saturday; Medford on Thursday and Saturday mornings and Friday evening; and Talent on Friday evening. But what if you can’t get to the Farmers Market because you work or have other commitments? Or maybe the Farmers Market doesn’t have the produce, cheese, meat or flowers that you want to buy. Thrive has the answer! Each week local farmers post fresh in-season produce, meats, fish, dairy, eggs and other items such as cheese, soap and flowers online. Rogue Valley Local Foods is an online farmers market open from 9am on Friday through 9pm on Tuesday, all year long. You place a custom order online and pick up your order on Thursday. The pickup location in Jacksonville is at Gary West Meats from 4pm to 6pm. To order online, go to September is a great month for local Thrive events. One of the most exciting September events is the Eat Local Challenge Week, September 8-18, 2011. This is a great way to begin eating local, seasonal foods which are grown, raised or produced within 200 miles. Challenge choices include: • Sampler – local seasonal foods that you consume for 2 meals in a week • Taster – local seasonal foods that you consume for 1 meal per day for a week • Locavore – all foods that you consume during the week are local seasonal foods, except for coffee, chocolate and non-local spices • Locavore Supreme – all foods that you consume during the week are local seasonal foods. Sign up for the challenge at There are also many local events during Eat Local Challenge Week. One of the many activities during Eat Local Week is the Rogue Flavor Food & Farm Tour. This year, Thrive will be taking you to visit farms in the Applegate including Barking Moon Farm, Mellonia Farm, Thompson Creek Organics and Iron Age Farm and offering a delicious all-local lunch. If you would like to participate in this fun event on Sunday September 11, 2011, call 541-488-7272 to reserve your place. Additionally, many local restaurants provide meals with 75% or more local ingredients, allowing us to participate in the bounty from local farms and businesses. Jacksonville participants include The Jacksonville Inn and Gary West Meats. Gary West Meats will host a BBq revolution on Saturday September 17, 2011 from noon to 4pm. Local ranchers will be grilling their own beef and more. Come and sample organic, grain and grass-fed beef, pork and poultry. Thrive invites you to enjoy an evening of local flavor – an elegant 5-course dinner combining the fresh flavors of local farms and the culinary talents of the Rogue Valley’s finest chefs. All proceeds will benefit Thrive’s programs to create a more sustainable local economy. The dinner is at 6pm, Saturday September 17, 2011 at RoxyAnn Winery in Medford. Call 541-488-7272 to reserve your place. So, on a beautiful September day, sit outside sipping a glass of local wine while enjoying the fresh tastes of local, in-season food produced by our wonderful Rogue Valley businesses.


you can donate to the Boosters club, your church or there is always Goodwill, Community Works (541) 779-4357 and many other opportunities to pass on the things that you don’t use. If you have good office clothes, “My Sister’s Closet” 541-944-0900 is a great organization that helps people who are re-entering the work force in need of proper attire. The Family Nurturing Center 541-7795242 can always use any good items for families and small children. It’s a great feeling to help someone in need and get to lighten up your load. As we make space around us physically, we create a more peaceful feeling within. The less tangible part of creating space is tending to your inner wellbeing. It is one of the most effective preventative medicines, along with eating well. It has long term health benefits. Self-care is usually at the bottom of any to-do list and is often the most neglected part of ourselves, especially during busy social times. Our emotional state is a prefect reflection of how well we are taking care of our spirit. Getting proper rest is crucial to maintaining our health. Do you sleep well at night? Insomnia is one of most common side effects of emotional stress. If your spirit is not at peace, what is that about? Keeping busy is a great way to stay disconnected from our emotional wellbeing.

Taking a few minutes a day to cultivate a peaceful heart by breathing and making space for quiet time to address our internal needs is one of the best cures for insomnia. Take time to think of something that makes you happy or do something that brings you joy. If you love to write, paint, or do anything creative that feeds you, make space for that in your day. Give yourself that time. Working with a coach or a therapist can help you discover what brings you joy and reconnect to that peaceful place within. Yoga and Meditation offer us an opportunity to meet and ease the internal blocks to create a more joy-full spirit. As you give yourself the gift of sacred space in your life you can release stress, let go of resistance, fear and negative thoughts as well as ease physical, mental and emotional tension. This can result in a happier more joy-full you and what a gift that is to others around you. Remember to take time to breathe. © Louise Lavergne 2001-2011; 899-0707 Louise is a JoyFull living coach, Motivational speaker & owns JoyFull Yoga LLC in Jacksonville. She offers group & private sessions here and across North America. She has been practicing and teaching yoga and meditation for over 25 years.

Applegate Valley Real Estate
by Debbie and Don Tollefson
eal Estate in the Applegate Valley is moving… but not at the pace Realtors had expected. 2011 started out with increased buyers and increased January closings – a time of year which normally has little activity. This trend lasted through April when media stories, statistics and world events caught-up with formerly optimistic buyers, resulting in a slow down. Thankfully, things picked up again this summer with increased buyer activity and more showings. Statistics validate this conclusion: in May, 12 rural homes sold in the Applegate Valley at an average price of $205,425. No land parcels sold, despite many listings on the market. In May, 2010, 8 rural Applegate Valley homes sold for average price of $378,375, and three land parcels sold for an average price of $130,833. In June, the traditional start of the summer, only 14 rural homes sold for an average price of


$319,107. Again, no land parcels sold. In June, 2010, 13 homes had sold for an average price of $204,962. In July, 12 rural homes sold for an average price of $353,575, with no land parcels sold. In 2010, 8 homes had closed for an average price of $293,362. In August, 2011, three rural homes closed for an average price of $623,134. This year, even though the numbers are low, average price has been steadily rising. Compared to June, 2010–August prices are gaining. We remain optimistic about the housing market as does the CaseSchiller housing index, which points to the Medford area and Southern Oregon as one of the top three places in the country where real estate is a good investment. Don and Debbie Tollefson own Applegate Valley Realty. For questions on buying or selling property call 541-218-0947 or visit their website at:

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• Art program and art show • Writer's workshop and writer's festival • Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) school-wide assembly and classroom programs • Talent show The funding of these events and programs was made possible because of your involvement and ongoing support of Jacksonville Elementary PTO’s fundraising initiatives. If you are a local business owner and you would like to support or partner with the Jacksonville Elementary PTO this coming school year, please contact Cristie Fairbanks ( or 899-2099). In addition, we are now on Facebook. You can find us by searching Jacksonville Elementary PTO. This is a fun, easy way to stay in tune with upcoming PTO-sponsored events. Happy Fall!

Soul Matters
by Kate Ingram, M.A.
GPS: A Cautionary Tale
n an effort to entertain my beloved progeny on a hot summer’s day, I devised a brilliant plan to take them to the Oregon Caves. The last time I’d been there, I was seven years old; in my childhood memory, it was fun. That was a long time ago. Somehow I had no memory whatsoever of the trip to the caves, which is why I was so willing to return. I packed us up and plugged in the destination on our car’s GPS. The route appeared, clearly marked by colorful little dots indicating where we were and where we were headed. What fun, I thought. It was the sort of thought Little Red Riding Hood likely had as she skipped merrily into the woods that ill-fated day. And, unbeknownst to us, it was into the woods we were headed. About an hour into the trip we were climbing a beautiful and desolate mountainside. The GPS told us we were right on track, the Caves just a few miles away. We wound back and forth, joking about the road, saying things like, “at least it’s paved” just as the road turned to dirt. Something seemed off, but the GPS said we were on course, so on we went, dodging the largish rocks in our path. The road narrowed to a single lane, zigzagging up the mountain. Snow appeared. The kids were excited about this but I was not, particularly when we were stopped in our tracks by an enormous wall of snow blocking our way. I got out. Six inches to my right was a precipitous drop off. Six inches to the left of the driver’s side was a wall of earth. In front of us three feet of snow and behind us two feet of slippery snow that we had just barely managed to crawl over with the help of a merciful snow deity and four wheel drive. Now, it appeared, we were stuck. Stupid? Yes. But beyond stupid, scary. I don’t scare easily, and I was terrified. We were stuck on the top of a mountain, in the snow, with no cell phone reception, no blankets, very little food, no flares and no one aware that we were taking this little trip. GPS had taken us up a logging road into an enormous, remote and untraveled forest, and now we were stuck. It’s amazing how you think of all your mistakes in such a moment, how blatantly obvious your stupidity appears. It all came very clear to me, standing there, shivering in the mountain stillness. I walked ahead to scout out the possibilities. If we could get past this iceberg, I reported to my husband, who was captaining our good ship Titanic, we


might be okay. I got the kids out of the car and began to quietly, fervently beseech the heavens for safety and salvation from our potentially fatal stupidity. It was a dodgy escape, but (obviously) we made it, only to discover, after countless hairpin twists and turns down the mountainside, that the caves were completely booked for the afternoon. But there’s a moral to the story, and if it isn’t already patently obvious, the moral is this: DON’T TRUST GPS. GPS acts like it knows everything and is smarter and better than you, but it’s not. It just acts authoritative and confident, but it can just as soon lead you into the wilderness as get you to Starbuck’s. It’s amazing to me how quickly and easily a person can give up what he knows, what he believes, even what he sees with his own eyes for something, or someone, who asserts something strongly enough or appears on the surface to be more credentialed, or more successful, or simply has the weight of popular opinion or “technology” behind him. We distrust our intuition and our innate wisdom and in doing so, lose ourselves. There’s comes a point, in every life, when one is faced with trusting oneself or trusting something external, and that moment is a defining one. “If you bring forth what is within you,” Jesus said, “what you bring forth will save you.” Encouraging enough. But the rest of the statement truly ought to give pause: “If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.” Others may know more facts about certain things, but no one knows more than you do about yourself, your heart, your body. Only you have that intelligence, and if you don’t use it, no one else can access it for you. Within each of us lie unique talents, thoughts and wisdom. It’s truly a loss to disregard all of that by blindly following something, or someone, outside of yourself. The only way to get where you are going is by following your inner compass. To be controlled by the collective, to eschew thinking in favor of blindly following someone else (let alone a computer) is dangerous business. You possess great power, but this power must be acknowledged and brought forth if it is to serve you. GPS might know the destination, but it doesn’t necessarily know the best way to get there. Only you know that.

Summer vacation has come to an end and the students, teachers and staff at Jacksonville Elementary School are looking forward to an exciting year ahead! Following are just some of the events that will be sponsored by your support of the PTO again this year; • Jog-a-thon on Friday, September 23rd • Harvest carnival on Friday, October 28 from 4-8pm • Science fair

New Fundraising Program to Benefit J’Ville Elementary and Community
This fall, Jacksonville Elementary communities view raising money and School Parent Teacher Organization buying from local businesses. (PTO) is launching a new fundraising “We wanted to create a commerce program with the bLocal Network platform that provides a true win for the that benefits the school and the entire local businesses that often support local community. Headed up by JVE parent, schools and non-profits, with nothing in Christin Sherbourne, the school is return. The bLocal Network provides a partnering with local businesses to way that the business can benefit as well encourage buying local by offering as the non-profit and the consumer,” coupons on an online platform for stated John Hamlin, founder of Green goods and services. A portion of every Benefits and a Rogue Valley native. purchase will help raise funds for the Over the years, numerous studies PTO. Sherbourne will act as the program conclude positive connections between coordinator for Southern Oregon. buying local campaigns and boosting a Buying local is a great idea; it's “the local economy - positive results include thing” to do. However, many don’t fully more jobs being created, higher wages paid understand its real value. Refreshingly, and increased donations to non-profits. for many local Jacksonville businesses, One Western Michigan study found their success can be measured directly by that if the citizens shopped at a locallytheir relationships with local customers. In owned business one out of every ten addition to monetary benefits of times, more than 1600 buying local, buying local creates Christin Sherbourne new jobs would be a stronger community. This created with over $50 is where the bLocal Network million in new wages, comes in. The bLocal Network is and over $140 million in a new venture by Green Benefits new economic activity. seeking to capitalize on the In another study of community aspect of the buy the Andersonville local trend to help people make neighborhood of Chicago, shopping local a part of their researchers found that daily lives. out of every $100 spent In short, the bLocal Network at a national, big box or provides users with deals at chain store, $43 went different local businesses. A portion of the back into the community. But for every money customers save using the deals $100 spent at a locally- owned business, goes back to the business and a portion $68 of went back into the community. of it goes to the school's fundraiser. The bLocal Network is a win-winNow customers can support their local win: the community wins, the customer businesses and JVE’s fundraiser at wins and the school wins. Go to www. the same time - a win-win-win for all and stay tuned for parties. Green Benefits believes that some great deals in Jacksonville this Fall! this alternative to school fundraising For more information, contact Christin will revolutionize the way schools and Sherbourne at

• Hm & Rec. bldg. on 3.34 irr.acres on Applegate River.$824,900. • 50 ac.w/ 2 legal homes lots of great out bldgs. $1,165,000. • 40 ac.w/ vineyard & custom home and guest house $1,285,000. • 19 plus ac on Applegate River 2 tax lots $585,000. • 127 ac on River w 2 homes $1,100,000.

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Sanctuary One at Double Oak Farm
nce upon a time… Rosie the pot-bellied pig lived on a care farm in the Applegate Valley of the Siskiyou Mountains. Deep down inside she knew she was a lucky pig to live on a big, beautiful farm where there were lots of other animals to play with and where the farmers loved her and took good care of her. But she just couldn’t help feeling grumpy. Rosie never played with the other farm animals and would chase them away if they tried to make friends with her. Rosie had such a bad temper that even the really big animals like horses and cows were a little bit afraid of her. Rosie used to live in town with a nice old woman who treated her like a princess. The woman fed Rosie her favorite treats, blueberries and carrots, and gave Rosie lots of hugs and kisses. But one day the woman started having heart trouble and her doctor said she had no choice but to find Rosie a new home. Luckily for Rosie, there was a humane society in the woman’s town that rescued needy animals. They helped the woman find Rosie a home at Sanctuary One, where Rosie could graze in green pastures and sleep in a big brown barn. Even though she dearly missed the woman who treated her like royalty, Rosie might not have been so upset if she had known that she was destined to meet a handsome prince who would eventually become her best friend. His name was Stevie, and he wasn’t a pig like Rosie. He was a goat! Stevie and Rosie first met one day when Rosie was taking a nap in a corner of the barn that she kept all for herself. So you can imagine how surprised Rosie was to wake up from her nap and see a big ol’ goat nibbling at her bed of straw. In pig-talk Rosie squealed, “How dare you! Get out of here!” But something strange happened. Stevie didn’t run away like all the other animals always did. Stevie just shuffled a few feet away and lay down to take a nap. Rosie carefully smelled Stevie with her powerful pig snout. Pig snouts can tell a pig all kinds of things that

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our human noses can’t possibly understand. Rosie’s snout must have told her that Stevie was a nice guy and maybe even could become her friend someday, because eventually she snorted one last “Harrumph!” before curling back up in the straw to finish her nap. The next day Rosie woke up and Stevie was still there. For the first time in a long time, Rosie didn’t feel so lonely. As the days passed it dawned on Rosie that maybe she didn’t have to be so unfriendly all the time. The people and animals on the farm started to notice Rosie was feeling better, and that made everyone else feel better, too. Stevie had a disability that made it hard for him to walk around like the other goats. He wasn’t born that way. Before coming to live at the Sanctuary Stevie had lived with people who didn’t take good care of him. Stevie’s hooves became so long and bent out of shape that he had to start walking around on his knees. But luckily for him, someone called the sheriff and asked him to rescue Stevie and the other animals living with the bad people. Then an animal doctor fixed Stevie’s hooves and legs so that he could stand up and walk around a little bit. Rosie didn’t care if Stevie was a goat and had trouble walking. He was a friend of hers and that was that. In fact, when other animals played too rough around Stevie or tried to take his food, she would chase them away. And Stevie didn’t care if Rosie was a pig and if she got grumpy sometimes. Rosie treated him nicely and protected him, so Stevie liked her and took comfort in being around her, too. People who visited the Sanctuary were amazed that a little pig and a big goat could become best friends. The news spread so far that eventually some kind-hearted farmers from far away heard about Stevie and Rosie and asked the Sanctuary if they could adopt them. The Sanctuary said yes, but only if the farmers promised to let Stevie and Rosie live together. Now Stevie and Rosie live on a family farm near Portland with nice people and lots of new barnyard friends. …and they lived happily ever after. Farm tours are now being scheduled for September. For more information, visit Sanctuary One on the Web at www., or call 541.899.8627.


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Stream Smart – Keeping Household Products Useful, Not Harmful
Have you ever thought about how a substance affects another substance? We know cleaning products help cut through dirt and grease; paint will stick and form a nice, dry covering over a surface; oil coats surfaces and lets them slide smoothly against each other; and pesticides and herbicides kill plants and insects we don’t want. These are useful products around the house, but used and disposed of improperly can be devastating to a stream environment. We really don’t want these wonderful products coating the vegetation in our streams or harming the wildlife. Normally these products never reach a stream bed, but if a stream flows through your property, it may be tempting to wash containers out with a hose and dump them over a bank to ‘make it go away’. Instead, dispose of it through the sanitary landfill, recycling, or donating surplus products to agencies that can use them. One product we use that easily escapes from our property is soap. The water from washing a car in a driveway usually flows to the street and down the storm drain which goes directly to a streambed. The phosphates from soap puts a load of nutrients in the water which lowers oxygen and causes excess algae to grow. This makes the water smell bad, look bad, and harms water quality. As algae decay, the process uses up oxygen in the water that fish need. Fish and other aquatic life can’t survive in water with low oxygen. Detergents may also remove the natural oils present on fish gills, interrupting oxygen transfer. Using a commercial car wash puts the water into the sewer system where it can be treated before it re-enters the streams and rivers. If you do wash your car at home, select a water-based, phosphate-free, biodegradable detergent and wash on an area that absorbs water, such as the lawn, allowing the soil and the microbes in the soil to absorb and neutralize the pollutants instead of flowing directly into the river system. Keeping our household products in their proper place and not in our waterways benefits our whole watershed.

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Paws for Thought
by Dr. Tami Rogers
he bond that we share with our pets is something that totally amazes me. I get to see examples of it on a daily basis in owners that go above and beyond for their companions. I tend to be on the emotional side and am always touched by people's attachment and overwhelmed by the love that they feel. One of the great benefits of my job is the countless stories I get to hear from clients about animals from the past and present. Each story leaves me more and more convinced that animal ownership is one of the greatest privileges that we get in this short life. My dog Isabelle, to me, epitomizes the depth of the human animal bond. She came to us nine years ago, much to the dismay of my husband. She is a pug, so obviously small, and to him at the time “not really a dog.” Over the last nine years, his attitude has changed dramatically and now nothing could separate him from her. Our other dog Gus, a lab who has since passed, taught her everything she needed to know about being a “big” dog and how to behave. Therefore, she does everything a large dog would be expected to do and then some, as her size lends her to great portability. She has hiked endlessly (with her longest at just over 10 miles), out-retrieved the most energetic Australian Shepherd, spent hours at the front of the canoe on early morning fishing trips with my husband… she has done it all. When I went to veterinary school, my husband stayed here, but she was by my side through all of the nights of endless studying and countless exams. Isabelle just turned nine in April and over the years she has had her fair share of ailments. She is blessed that she ended up with us because medically she is a complete disaster. She has had knee surgery on one leg,


surgery for entropion of both eyes, surgery on her nares and soft palate, back surgery for a paralyzing injury, and middle ear surgery on both ears. Due to her back injury, she now has visible neurologic deficits and isn’t quite right, however she trucks along as if nothing ever happened, that is until she reaches a set of stairs or a particularly large obstacle on the trail. Her hind legs just don’t function right and it makes her very unstable. She understands this and when faced with an obstacle such as the stairs will stand waiting patiently for her “elevator.” When we kneel down, she eagerly climbs into our lap, thankful for the ride up, down, or over. Recently, she started having seizures, and though she has only had a few very small ones, I am afraid. Medically I understand what it means, but mentally I am not ready to face it. I find myself being overly protective of her, more so than ever. Overall she still acts very normal and is still quite the little fireball, however her age and numerous injuries have softened her quite a bit. Now when I pick her up, instead of struggling to get back down and run, her weak hind legs dangle in need of support and she will turn her head into my chest to rest. She will often turn her head towards mine and give just one little lick to my neck as if in payment for the rest she is receiving. I know that the painful day will come when I have to say good-bye to Isabelle, but I hope it isn’t too soon. When it does, I pray that I will be able to provide her with a peaceful exit and I pray that my heart will not hurt as much as I anticipate it will. Until then, I enjoy every move she makes, every snuggle I get, and I know that I wouldn’t change it for the world. She has been worth every penny and is worth all the tears that I will shed… and then some. Dr. Rogers can be reached at the Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital at 541-899-1081.

Annie’s Antics
by Annie Parker
ard to believe it’s September already! I Hope your summer was fabulous! I also hope you saw my online challenge at and that you could give something to the Southern Oregon Humane Society. It costs a LOT of money to take good care of my furry friends. Some people cannot afford to care for their pets (especially in these tough times) and other animals are just unwanted. These kind folks at the Humane Society rely SOLELY on donations from kind folks like you – and me! And – for your reading pleasure – a little ditty from yours truly:


Summer is swell, and my garden is fun, I love to play and chase in the sun. Yellowjackets are not nice, it would seem, When I stuck my nose, where it shouldn’t have been. My muzzle swelled to double its size, And it just seemed to continue to rise. It was so very itchy, I just had to scratch, And soon my nose was an ugly bare patch. My folks gave me Benadryl galore, But still I needed to scratch some more. Then a scab formed, so my muzzle was black, And finally now, my hair’s growing back. Summer is fun, but hazardous too, Please learn from me, what NOT to do! Enjoy September in this wonderful Small Town – With Big Atmosphere! Don't forget to donate to SOHS and tell them Annie sent you!

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Shopping Locally - Cont'd. from Pg. 11 Local Multiplier: The Theoretical Basis Imagine that, on average, half of every dollar spent here stays here. I spend one dollar at Pico's; Michael, the owner, spends half that dollar, 50¢, locally; that recipient spends half that 50¢, i.e., 25¢, locally, etc. If you add up all that expenditure, it turns out to equal $2.00. So the local multiplier applied to my original dollar is exactly two; my impact on the GRP is doubled. But what if we decide to amp up our local prosperity, such that 80% of each local dollar stays local. If you run through the arithmetic using 80% instead of 50%, you get a 5x impact on the GRP instead of a 2x impact. Again, that's huge! More than a doubling of the GRP, and therefore our collective prosperity, just from our shopping habits. This is serious business, and each of us can make a real difference. A Dash of Reality, and a Pair of Challenges This sounds so good, and the facts as I've presented them are pretty much beyond dispute. They even apply to local procurement at the government (city, county) level. But in fairness, there is another side to the story. Why Does Local Seem to Cost More? Several reasons: first, massive government subsidies of so many things like oil, sugar, highways, etc. Second, the big companies use economies of scale and government influence (lobbying) to achieve lower costs on their end, and they typically worry less about paying fair wages than do the smaller local companies. And third, the big box companies have much deeper pockets, so they can offer low prices at a loss, long enough to bankrupt the little guy. This actually goes on, quietly, deliberately, brutally. As shoppers and voters, we have to be extremely attentive to notice these factors and ultimately do something about them. But make no mistake: these factors are real, and until we decide as a culture that we want things to be different, they will remain. On the other hand, when you consider the local multiplier effect, that extra 15% you pay for locally grown tomatoes will come back around and have a positive impact on you and your family. It's so easy to be penny wise and pound foolish: to save a few bucks at a big box store, only to short-change the prosperity of our local economy. This effect is absolutely key; yes, it adds complexity to our purchasing decisions, but our prosperity depends on our thinking clearly and acting responsibly.

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The Shopping Experience Large companies spend a lot of time and money on what's called "the shopping experience." This means advertising, packaging, merchandising, signage, store layout, lighting, training, financing, things like that. And since that investment is spread across hundreds or thousands of stores worldwide, it has a generous payback for them. Jacksonville stores can't afford to hire MBAs to focus on the shopping experience. So sometimes the local companies have a bit of a backyard feel to them; not as crisp and packaged as Target. Challenge to you as a shopper: do you really care about elaborate packaging? Fancy lighting? Cool signs? Radio jingles? Especially when you consider the environmental and economic price you pay for them? Maybe homespun is looking a little better. And lastly, a challenge to local store owners: put extra effort into quality! If your signage looks shabby, fix it! If you don't have a good eye for that sort of thing, hire someone who can help you. Same for your store layout. Same for your logo and branding. Same for your merchandising. Same for the treatment of your employees, by far your most valuable asset. Same for each and every component of your business: focus on quality first, do what you can to out-maneuver and out-think the big boxes. You have the home-court advantage: use it! Be a better place to shop! What's at stake here is the prosperity and the quality of life of the Rogue Valley. Liberals and conservatives alike, we're all in this together. Let's give it our best shot. Oh...the candles...I almost forgot. I bought them here in town, and I rode my bike. The dinner was a grand success-the glow cast by those candles seemed particularly warm and bright. Those local candles meant something. Acknowledgments: A big thanks to folks who helped with this article: Arnie Klott, owner of Pronto Print; Whitman Parker of the Jacksonville Review; Lynn Blanche, Co-Executive Director of the Sustainable Business Network, and Gail Lamy, my wife and number one advisor. John Lamy retired from 30 years of engineering management and consulting in Silicon Valley. He is currently Co-Executive Director of Southern Oregon Sustainable Business Network, a new non-profit devoted to environmental sustainability, economic resiliency, and cultural energy. If he and his wife aren't home (Jacksonville), they're probably visiting their grandsons or hiking in the Applegate.

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