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from SOCCA—the Southern Oregon Chinese Cultural Association and the J’Ville Chamber of Commerce were born in dragon years! The Review thanks all of them for the incredible amount of work they do to bring a very special event to town that celebrates Jacksonville’s Chinese heritage and cultural ties. We are grateful to Jeanena Whitewilson and Chelsea Rose for penning a wonderful cover story about recent archeological digs that are shedding more light on Chinese history and its relevance to modern-day Jacksonville. Finally, we are again pleased to publish a complete schedule of CNY events including the downtown parade, the 5k Fun Run, demonstrations, classes, lectures, children’s activities and much, much more. More information is available online and This month, join us in celebrating the Year of the Dragon in our Small Town with Big Atmosphere!

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ebruary in Jacksonville means it’s time to celebrate Chinese New Year. On the Chinese zodiac calendar, 2012 is the Year of the Dragon, considered to be the luckiest of years! In Chinese astrology, the dragon is especially revered and represents a symbol of power, superiority and wisdom. Those born in dragon years are thought to be doers and achievers— they tend to be stand-outs and get things done! Despite a reputation for being demanding and having an occasional temper, dragons go the extra mile in everything they do— from work, education and projects. From my view, I’m betting the majority of volunteers associated with the Chinese New Year celebration

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City Snapshot
City Council Meeting, January 3: As customary, the first order of business for the New Year was to choose a new Council President. After Jim Lewis was nominated by David Jesser and Donna Schatz was nominated by Dan Winterburn, the council elected Jim Lewis to the post by a 5-2 vote. The Council President acts on behalf of the mayor in case of absence. An OLCC license application was approved enabling the Stage Lodge (aka The Wine Country Inn) to sell beer and wine onsite and to allow guests to consume beverages in a fenced-off outside area. A request by Planning Director Amy Stevenson to approve $35,000 to be drawn from the Historic Preservation Fund for 2012 grants was approved. Due to the nature of the economy, the Planning Department anticipates higher than normal response to applications open until February 3, 2012. Applications are available in the Planning Department office. Council adopted a new email and internet use policy effecting members of the Council, Planning Commission, HARC and Budget Committee. Please see list on page 32. Resolution 1081 was adopted, naming the following residents to the following committees and commissions: David Jesser–Personnel Committee Paul Hayes–Personnel Committee Larry Smith–Budget Committee John Roberts–Budget Committee Jerry Evans–Transient Lodging Tax Committee Tim Balfour–Transient Lodging Tax Committee Robert Roos–Transient Lodging Tax Committee Mike ThorntonTransient Lodging Tax Committee Whitman Parker–Transient Lodging Tax Committee Steve Casaleggio–Transient Lodging Tax Committee Sally Melgard–HARC Penni Viets–HARC Devin Hull–ESCO Larry Smith–Parks, Rec & Visitors David Works–Parking Commission Jo Parker–Parking Commission Fred Zerull–Parking Commission City Council Meeting, January 17: Council discussed a previously-adopted Intergovernmental agreement involving imposition and collection of Construction Excise Taxes for the benefit of the Medford School District. During discussion, Council recognized it had no choice but to collect the excise tax charged on new construction and remodels but that it did not necessarily agree with the tax. As such, Councilors Becker, Winterburn, Hayes and Winterburn voted to send a letter to the state voicing their opposition. An OLCC application for the Boom Town Saloon (former Lode Star Bar) at the corner of 3rd and California Street was approved. Updated cell phone policies were enacted in the Policies and Procedures Manual along with restructuring of cell phone bill reimbursement policies for certain department heads and other city staffers.

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A Few Minutes with the Mayor
by Paul Becker
rriving at the office the other morning, I sat at my desk and began to think of the many issues and tasks facing us this coming year. The tendency to view things in abstract terms has always been a habit of mine and this occasion was no different. Looking at the scene in City Hall, albeit with a little imagination, I pictured a railroad terminal and switching yard. Trains arrive… trains leave… some on an express route… others local. Schedules change… conditions change… but with one constant: the operation is ongoing. So too with government… from the fire and police departments to water and public works, city business is a ceaseless activity necessitating constant attention and planning. Continuing with the railroad analogy, on Track 1 is perhaps the most important train to begin its run, which is a complete review and overhaul of all our city codes, no small task. But we are fortunate that the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office is aiding Jacksonville in this effort. Even so, it will take months, and the participation of everyone involved with HARC, the Planning Commission, City Council, the Planning Director, the City Administrator, and your Mayor. The importance of this job cannot be over-stated. The codes, as presently constituted, do not adequately protect our historic buildings. This must be rectified. We must prevent the loss of these properties from the historic register. The train on Track #2 is already fired up for negotiations with the Teamsters Union representing our hourly city employees. Successful negotiations whereby all parties are relatively comfortable are difficult enough, but in these economic times they are even more so. This city is small enough so that I know many of you are familiar with at least some of our staff

From the Firehouse to Your House
by Fire Chief, Devin Hull
What Is Mutual Aid?
he Jacksonville Fire Department responds to a wide variety of firetype incidents as well as medical calls. On the fire side, this includes structure fires, vehicle fires, wild land fires, dumpster fires, and other types of fire that occur in the city. The Jacksonville Fire Department is responsible for sending an appropriate level of response to the type of fire that is reported. In the case of a reported structure fire, a standard response consists of 2 engine companies and a chief officer. This response level consists of 5 personnel who are capable of extinguishing a small fire in a residential-type structure. When a fire is larger or more involved, additional resources are requested from other fire agencies—referred to as “mutual aid.” The Jacksonville Fire Department participates with a variety of other regional fire agencies in mutual aid agreements. These agreements are fairly common throughout the United States. All fire service providers recognize that it is very easy for a fire to become large enough that the local resources and personnel are unable to control the incident. For this reason, fire agencies enter mutual aid agreements to help each other when situations dictate the need. In the case of the Jacksonville Fire Department, personnel and equipment respond throughout the State of Oregon as part of the Master Mutual Aid Agreement. This agreement provides for cost reimbursement for a providing agency after a certain period of time.


in each of our departments. Therefore, I hope you will agree when I say we are fortunate to have a remarkably capable group of people working here. Track #3 has carried what can best be described as a “local” train and that is the task on the City Council’s part in coming to a final decision on the proposed MRA landswap. This train has been running for eleven years, making it all the more strange when someone remarked, “We’re moving awfully fast on this.” It reminds me of a John Frankenheimer film called aptly enough, The Train. The train in this film runs and runs in circles, never reaching its destination. In our case, whatever the City Council’s decision, this train has run long enough. The train on Track #4 is the job of locating, designing, funding, and building a community center, another longstanding project. But this train has yet to leave the station. The biggest, single hurdle is finding a suitable location. There are only a couple of places in the city able to accommodate a facility large enough for multiple uses. One is for sale and beyond the city’s price range while the other is in private ownership and evidently not for sale. Once built, there is no question that the city would see income from users of the center. Even now, we have been approached by an entrepreneur who would bring two hundred people to Jacksonville for a three-day cultural event, using our community center if we had one, and in the month of November, no less. It bears repeating: any community center built in Jacksonville should be and can be self-supporting. It’s time to fire up this locomotive. All Aboard?


Likewise, a fire department needing assistance can ask for help without having to worry about jeopardizing the safety of the community. The Jacksonville Fire Department also participates in an automatic response agreement with the neighboring fire departments, all of which send the closest fire engine to a reported structure fire without regard to a city boundary. This policy is found in all fire agency response procedures, providing a tremendous asset to all the local cities. By not having to budget taxpayer funds for additional personnel and equipment, all municipalities gain coverage around the clock. As our community continues to grow, the Jacksonville Fire Department is capable of extinguishing all types of fires. Over its 100-year history, the department has grown from a volunteerbased department to a fully professional organization with 24/7 service coverage, responding to more than 439 annual calls. A majority of calls involve medical aid calls. The number of fires meeting the reportable fire criteria is approximately 80 per year and includes fires of all types and sizes. In 2011, the City of Jacksonville’s dollar loss from property fires was approximately $397,000—more than $494,000 in property damage from fire was prevented. As equipment, personnel and other service requirements change over the years, the Jacksonville Fire Department will continue honoring its commitment by providing fire protection services for the community!

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PLANNING DEPARTMENT HOURS CITY OFFICE Monday - Friday Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:30am - 4:00pm & Friday 8:30am - 2pm (541) 899-1231 Wednesday: MUNICIPAL COURT CLERK Closed to Public Monday - Friday: 1pm - 4pm City Offices 541-899-1231

CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, February 7, 6:00pm (OCH) PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, February 8, 6:00pm (OCH) HARC HEARING OFFICER: Wednesday, February 15, 10:00am (OCH) CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, February 21, 6:00pm (OCH) HARC: Wednesday, February 22, 6pm (OCH) PUBLIC SAFETY: Thursday, February 23, 4pm (EOC) LOCATION KEY: CH - Old City Hall (S. Oregon & Main) CC - Community Center (160 E. Main Street) NVR - Naversen Room (Jacksonville Library) FH - Fire Hall(180 N. 3rd St. @ C) EOC - Emergency Ops Center at Police Station

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Up on the House Top…St. Joseph's Rectory Gets a New Roof!
by Carolyn Kingsnorth, President–Jacksonville Heritage Society
caregivers for the community during the smallpox epidemic of 1868-69. Blanchett eventually became Chaplain of St. Vincent’s Hospital in Portland, was named Vicar General in 1900, and was created a Roman Prelate in 1903. The Rectory housed subsequent parish priests well into the 20th Century and also served as a Catholic boys’ school until 1908 when St. Joseph’s became a mission church of St. Michael’s in nearby Medford. The Rectory’s subsequent history has been one of ups and downs. In recent years, monies for maintenance and staffing evaporated. The building was closed to the public and gradually sank into disrepair. In 2009, the Jacksonville Heritage Society was formed to preserve and manage the Rectory and other historical Jacksonville landmarks. In 2010, the Friends of St. Josephs, comprised primarily of St. Josephs Catholic Church parishioners, was formed to maintain the Rectory. Restoration of this historical asset has become a community project, and multiple granting agencies have awarded funding for the Rectory Revitalization Project. The Jacksonville Heritage Society received a $5,000 grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust; a $2,000 grant from the City of Jacksonville’s Lodging Tax Committee; and a $1,000 grant from the Jackson County Cultural Coalition towards deferred maintenance projects. Gary Collins, Historic and Architectural Review Commission Chair, donated architectural skills and labor to the effort. The Jacksonville-Applegate Rotary Club painted the building as a 2011 Rotary-at-Work project. The Friends of St. Josephs have underwritten repairs to windows, fence, and lighting. And local residents have donated period furniture for the interior. As soon as winter rains cease, work will begin on the front porch.

Joel Stephenson and Roofing Crew Install New Catholic Rectory Roof Once the restoration work is finished, the Friends plan to periodically open the Rectory to the public as a means of sharing it with the community. So mark your calendars for May 19 when the Rectory will have its official public debut on the Saturday of the Jacksonville Boosters and Garden Clubs Historic Home and Garden Weekend Tour! To find out how you can help to preserve St. Joseph’s Rectory or other Jacksonville Heritage Society historic properties, please contact Carolyn Kingsnorth at 541-245-3650 or

The Historic St. Joseph's Catholic Rectory Jacksonville’s historic 1868 Catholic Rectory has a new 20 year, Class B fire protected, cedar shingle roof! The roof is part of a Jacksonville Heritage Society and Friends of St. Josephs project to preserve and revitalize one of the oldest wood framed structures in Jacksonville. The 1868 St. Joseph’s Catholic Rectory played a vital role in the thriving mining and farming community of early Jacksonville, Oregon. Built originally as a home for a local merchant, the Classical Revival building was purchased by Father Francis Xavier Blanchet in 1875 to serve as the Rectory for St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, the first Catholic Church built in Southern Oregon. Blanchet, who served the parish for 25 years, was the driving force behind the establishment of St. Mary’s Academy. He and two St. Mary’s nuns were the primary

Jacksonville’s Historic Landmark District
by City of Jacksonville Planning Director,Amy Stevenson
The City’s National Historic Landmark District is reaching its own milestone; in the year 2016 our Landmark District will be 50 years old! This 50th anniversary should and will be celebrated; it is an honor to be a National Historic Landmark. Since becoming the Planning Director and Historic Preservation Officer for our City, I have learned that the citizens of Jacksonville care very much about our status as a Landmark District, but there are many misconceptions about what it means to be a District, where our District is, and who regulates what’s inside the District. National Historic Landmarks are buildings, sites, districts, structures, and objects that have been determined by the Secretary of the Interior to be nationally significant in American history and culture. National Historic Landmarks are also defined as exceptional places, and we can all agree that Jacksonville is an exceptional place. In 1966 the Jacksonville Historic District is listed as a National Historic Landmark (NHL) under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of 1935, it is the first NHL listed in the state of Oregon. All National Historic Landmarks are included in the National Register, under the auspices of the National Park Service (NPS), which is the official list of the nation's historic properties worthy of preservation, with a total of roughly 85,000 listings. There are approximately 2,347 NHL’s comprising only 3% of listings on the National Register. The National Historic Landmarks Program does not manage or own National Historic Landmarks. It is up to us, the City and the Citizens of Jacksonville, to manage and preserve our District. Our Landmark District is approximately 326 acres in size and includes some 688 structures. Our Landmark District Boundary is not the same as the City Limits, nor is it the Historic Core area; for an accurate depiction of the Landmark District Boundary please see the City’s Zoning Map available on our website. Since our first listing as a District, there have been three (3) inventories done to survey all of the properties within the District. These surveys were done in 1980, 1993 and 1999. The purpose of the inventory is to assess the resources within the District, and determine which properties are Contributing or Non-Contributing to the District. This is based upon the date of construction and the condition of the structure; does the structure still have integrity or has it been altered to a point that the structure is no longer contributing. As I began regular correspondence with the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), the following were brought to my attention; (1) neither SHPO nor the National Park Service had ever received copies of the past three surveys and (2) the City had never established a “period of significance;” the period when the historic events associated with a proposed National Historic Landmark occurred. This period must reflect the dates associated with the property being nominated. A period of significance may be thousands of years (in the case of an archeological property), several years, or even a few days, depending on the duration of the event. The State Historic Preservation Office offered to conduct a new survey for the City of Jacksonville at no cost to us. The purpose was to (1) provide City officials and citizens of Jacksonville a fair and accurate assessment of resources within the District, (2) to document changes to buildings in the district over time, which will aid the city in regulating protected properties and in determining a period (or periods) of significance, and (3) to ensure that accurate, up-to-date data is available at the SHPO office in Salem, Oregon for future research and planning. Jacksonville’s resurvey was done this past fall from September 20-24, 2011. We received the results of the survey in December. The Jacksonville Historic District Resurvey contains 692 resources within the District boundary, of which there are 688 buildings, one cemetery (Jacksonville Cemetery), one park (Britt Park), one monument (the Methodist Episcopal Church Landmark) and one outdoor recreation site (Beekman Native Plant Arboretum). Within the district boundary, 224 structures out of 688, or 32.5%, were considered to be eligible/contributing to the district. The highest concentration of these buildings is found in the downtown area and California Street. For as large as our district is, this is a high percentage of eligible/ contributing structures; a tribute to Jacksonville’s foresight and planning in becoming the first NHL in Oregon and being diligent about historic preservation. Since there is no defined period of significance, all buildings built prior to 1965 with good integrity were counted as eligible/contributing. Good integrity means that the structure is still intact and has the same materials (original siding, windows, roofing), size (no small to large additions), and openings (no new doors or windows). A structure with two or more of these alterations was most often deemed non-contributing due to poor integrity. The most common alterations to historic buildings were window replacement (wood to vinyl) siding replacement (original wood siding to hardi-plank) and small to medium–sized additions. Approximately 137 structures, or 20%, were deemed non-contributing because of poor integrity. The large number of structures, 293 or 46%, were constructed less than 50 years ago and were considered not eligible/out of period. The City of Jacksonville should continue to diligently preserve the 32.5% of structures that are considered eligible/ contributing. This can be accomplished through education, design guidelines and application requirements required by the Land Development Code for remodels and new projects. The first step Amy Stevenson towards continued preservation is establishing a period of significance. The Historical and Architectural Review Commission (HARC) will be providing a recommendation to the City Council in the next few months. This will be based upon SHPO’s recommendation and input from citizens during public hearings. The City Council must adopt this period of significance by Ordinance during a public hearing. This period of significance will become part of our National Historic Landmark District acknowledged by both the National Park Service and SHPO. From this period of significance, the HARC will establish a new Landmark List of those structures that are eligible/contributing. This list will be based upon the SHPO survey, but will also be determined by other factors; for instance the home might not be considered contributing due to poor integrity, but a prominent citizen of Jacksonville may have lived there and therefore the City still considers the structure/site contributing. From this Landmark List new design guidelines and application requirements will be adopted in our upcoming Land Development Code Revision. The City hopes to have all of this completed in the next 12-18 months. That will give us time to focus on planning for our 50th Anniversary as a National Historic Landmark District in 2016!

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Put on Your Dancing Shoes, Jacksonville! Local Firefighter Helping the Fight Against Blood Cancers
Firefighter Jessica Stanfield of the Jacksonville Fire Department will be participating in the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb on March 11th. The event raises money to fund the fight against blood cancers and pledges are now being accepted. The Stairclimb is a timed race up the stairs of the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle. Firefighters in full fire gear and carrying self contained breathing apparatuses will climb 69 flights of stairs with 1311 steps, up 788ft in the challenge. “Although it will be challenging, it pales in comparison to what blood cancer patients must go through,” says Stanfield. All proceeds benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. The mission of LLS is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and

Rush and Tara Behnke have re-introduced weekly ballroom dancing to J’Ville, with beginning dance classes on Tuesday and Thursday nights. All classes are $8 each or 4 for $25 and will be held in the ballroom on the second floor of the historic US Hotel on California Street. Classes are open to anyone itching to dance or learning to dance. They are also offering $8 monthly dances from 7:30-10:30pm, with the Jacksonville Inn providing a no-host bar and light snacks. You don’t need a partner for the classes or dances, just a desire to

have a night of fun and make new friends. And, for those wishing to make an evening out of it, Jacksonville Inn is offering “Dinner & Dance” specials starting at 5pm—best to call the Inn at 541-899-1900 for reservations. The February class schedule is: Tuesday 7-8pm beginning Ballroom and 8-9pm beginning Salsa, Thursday 7-8pm beginning Cha-Cha and 8-9pm beginning Lindy. February's monthly dance is February 25th. For more details, contact Rush Behnke at 541-951-3617 or email See ad on page 17 or flyer online at Rush Behnke instructing dancer Penny Esser

myeloma and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since its founding in 1949, LLS has invested more than $550 million for research specifically targeting blood cancers. Interested donors may visit Jessica Stanfield’s page at TR/Events/General?px=1513537&pg=personal &fr_id=1220 or email to pledge funds to this most worthwhile cause.

Gary West Meats Takes Home Food Show Award
Jacksonville’s Gary West Meats took home an award at the Good Food Awards show in San Francisco in midJanuary. Held at the iconic Ferry Building in San Francisco, GWM and other national charcuterie award recipients were recognized for their outstanding food products. GWM won for their Elk strips, with owner Paul Murdoch and Marketing Manager, Michael Davis onhand to accept the award during a gala event. Murdoch told the Review, “In its second year, Good Food Awards were given to winners in eight categories: beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, coffee, pickles, preserves and spirits. Awards were given to producers and their food communities from each of five regions of the US. The Good Food Awards seal, found on winning products, assures consumers they have found something exceptionally delicious that also supports sustainability and social good.” The day following the awards presentation, Davis said, “We were also invited to sell our Award-winning Elk Strips in a special Awards Marketplace section of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. It is San Francisco’s larger market and attracts 20,000 people each weekend. It was really quite exciting to be a part of this amazing two-day event and to be the recipient of such a prestigious award.” On the final day of the event, Gary West Meats set up a booth at the Fancy Food Show at the Moscone Center. The event drew 17,000 attendees who discovered more than 80,000 of the world's finest food and beverage products from more than 1,300 exhibitors representing 35+ countries. “The show was fantastic for us and for our good friends at the Rogue Creamery,” Davis added. Paul Murdoch summed-up the experience by concluding, “We were especially proud to receive the Good Food Award because it embodies what Gary West is really about and adds to our growing list of food accolades received over the past years…we are very passionate about our Steak Strips and all of our Gary West Products.” For more information about Gary West Meats, please see their ad on page 36.

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Support Brittany Miller
Mary and Dirk Siedlecki with a copy of The Review on board the Viking Legend during their Danube River Cruise in Europe this past December. Jacksonville’s Brittany Miller, a 20 year old student at SOU, recently lost her leg after medical complications from the flu. When her insurance carrier refused to pay for a bionic prosthetic leg, a community-led effort was launched to raise funds. To date, donations exceed $10,000, shy of the $25,000 needed. Please help Brittany’s cause today by making a donation at US Bank in Jacksonville or any US Branch to the Brittany Miller Fund.

Wall Wins Big-Mouth Tournament
Congratulations to Jacksonville’s Jacob Wall, a junior at St. Mary’s High School, who, along with Colby Pearson of Central Point, a senior at Crater High School, won the Oregon FLW High School qualifier team tournament on the Columbia River last spring. Later last fall, Wall and teammate Pearson qualified to fish the FLW High School Western Regionals on Lake Saguaro in Arizona where they landed a five bass limit amounting to 14 pounds. “This was a great experience to go back and fish in Arizona where Colby and I figured out how to execute cleanly and didn’t make any major mistakes that came back to bite us,” Wall explained. The victory won the team a berth into the FLW High School Nationals in April 2012 on Lake Murray in South Carolina. Wall says, “This isn’t the first time I’ve been to South Carolina for fishing and I know what to expect and believe Colby and I have the skills and knowledge to do well.” Winning this coming spring would reward

Garcia Featured at International Art Show
Jacksonville metal artist Cheryl D. Garcia has been accepted as a featured artist in the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art's 41st International Art Show in Brownsville, Texas. Cheryl traveled to Texas just prior to Christmas to visit the museum, deliver art, meet the curators and inspect the venue. The Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, founded 1935, is the only institute in southern Texas dedicated exclusively to the advancement of the visual arts. In 2006 the Museum opened a new 17,000 square-foot building with conservation and exhibition facilities in the heart of the Mitte Cultural District of Brownsville. While Cheryl was delivering her piece, she had the opportunity to view the museum’s current exhibit of the illustrative and sculptural works of Salvador DalÍ inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy and having been to the DalÍ museum in Figueres, Spain it was a special opportunity to revisit the collection. This juried exhibition will begin with an artist's reception on January 18th and run from then until February 17th, 2012. See Cheryl's Great Metal Works ad on page 4.

Wall and Pearson a combined $10,000 scholarship to the college of their choice.

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Britt’s New Executive Director Looks Forward to a Strong Future and Britt’s 50th Season!
Britt’s new Executive Director is a Classical Festival. This year Britt’s familiar face. In October, Britt’s Board of Classical Festival celebrates the legacy of Directors hired Donna Briggs to lead the Britt, starting with its humble beginnings organization. Donna has been with Britt back in 1963, through the Britt Experience since October 2010, first as Development as it is today. Special celebrations Director, and brings significant non-profit during the Classical Festival include the leadership experience to her new role. Opening Night Gala on August 3rd, a Prior to her work at Britt, Donna served commissioned “photochoreography” for fifteen years as Executive Director work that will set photos of Britt history of the International Visitor Leadership to the music of Aaron Copland, a special Programs in Tulsa, Oklahoma and community concert with $5 seating, and a Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Her leadership farewell concert honoring Music Director in those roles earned her Peter Bay’s final the U.S. Department of season at Britt. State Citizen Diplomat Tickets for the Pillar Award, which Classical Festival she was presented with are on sale now in February 2011. Over through March her career, she has 15 in a special received several awards presale for both and honors, including members and The Oklahoma Center for non-members. For Non Profit Management more information “Management Excellence on programs and Award,” Leadership guest artists, visit Tulsa’s Paragon Award and Britt’s web site at the Noble Foundation’s Leadership Award. February marks Donna’s experience the “Last Bash,” a as an executive director gala fundraising makes her transition a dinner and smooth one. She says, auction, to benefit “Since being hired as the Britt programs. Development Director The Last Bash for Britt, I have been is Saturday, busy building strong February 25, Britt Executive Director, Donna Briggs and will include and diverse relationships within the business community. As I unique “only at the Bash” items on the begin my role as Executive Director, I silent auction. Proceeds from the event am looking forward to expanding and will benefit both the Classical Festival and deepening those relationships.” Britt’s education programs. Since starting at Britt last year, Donna Britt’s full 2012 schedule will be has been instrumental in several key announced the evening of April 4, and changes. She refocused Britt’s Business will include Britt’s signature mix of Partnership program, increasing genres, as well as both new and favorite combined cash and in-kind contributions returning artists. from area businesses, and secured over "Taste of Summer," a street fair $100,000 in grant contributions, exceeding organized by Britt, the Chamber of goals. She also helped develop and Commerce and the Jacksonville Oregon manage the new wine and concessions Business Association, will kick off program on the Britt hill. the summer on Saturday, June 9. The She’s looking forward to more positive celebration will include music, artists, changes as Britt grows. “As we celebrate food, wine-tasting, children’s activities the monumental milestone of Britt’s 50th and much more. season, I believe we have the potential Briggs is particularly excited about a to make Britt one of the most successful, new event. “We’re throwing a Black & adventurous and genre-defying outdoor White Gala on the Britt hill on Thursday music festivals in the Northwest. With July 19th,” Briggs says. “It will be a can’tthe support of the Board, amazing staff, miss event of music, food, champagne members and volunteers, we can make and celebrations of Britt.” that happen.” For more information on any of Britt’s Britt’s 50th season celebrations began plans for the 50th season, call 541-779-0847 with the announcement of the 2012 or visit brittfest.or.

Cemetery Friends Group Planning an Exciting 2012!
by Dirk J. Siedlecki, President - FOJHC
The Friends of Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery (FOJHC) has a full calendar of events planned for 2012. If you enjoy working outdoors and meeting your neighbors and making new friends, then join us for one of our cemetery Clean-up Days. The first one is scheduled for March 17, followed by May 5 and October 6. If you’re interested in learning the history of Jacksonville and the Rogue Valley, then you’ll want to be sure to attend our History Saturday Program starting in April. It will continue on the second Saturday of each month through December. No program is scheduled for October due to Meet the Pioneers. If you like mysteries, the Southern Oregon Historical and the Rogue Valley Genealogical Societies, with the participation by members of several other groups, including FOJHC, have a new program called, “Mysteries in Our Backyard.” A number of workshops have been scheduled including one in the Jacksonville Cemetery on April 21. Learn how to use cemeteries as a research site for learning about local history and helping to solve “Mysteries in our Backyard.” Please direct your questions about the program to SOHS at 541-8581724 or to the RVGS 541 512-2340. Memorial Day Weekend is our Annual “Meet and Greet” when volunteers place flags on Veterans’ gravesites and assist families and friends with questions and in locating final resting places. If you’re looking to learn something new and different, we have two other special workshops scheduled this summer. On June 2, join us and learn the basics of how to properly and safely clean cemetery headstones and the

tools to use. Then on June 23, we will be sponsoring a workshop on how to restore and preserve headstones and the tools required. Both workshops will be “hands on” but, if you would prefer to just watch and see how it is done, please join us. Our volunteers will also be updating our Cemetery Inventory database during the summer and adding those burials that occurred, or markers that were placed after the initial inventory was completed. Our major fund raiser that supports ongoing restoration and preservation work in the cemetery will be presented on October 12 and 13, with our 7th Annual “Meet the Pioneers” tours. This is a fun event that has become a Jacksonville favorite playing to sell-out crowds. Please see our website at: www. and look under Events for complete details on all of these workshops and activities. If you’re interested in getting involved in this wonderful organization and want to help out, look under Volunteer. All events and news is also featured on the Review’s website at

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Kiwanis Honors November Student of the Month
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The Unfettered Critic
by Paula Block Erdmann & Terry Erdmann
The lowdown on the upper crust: "Downton Abbey"
Downton Abbey is back. If you’re thinking, “What (or even, ‘Who’) is Downton Abbey?” then you’ve come to the right column. PBS’s Masterpiece, or Masterpiece Theatre, as it once was called, has long excelled in high quality historical miniseries like Upstairs, Downstairs and I, Claudius; and witty mysteries and gritty police procedurals like Prime Suspect. We (your humble Unfettered duo) think of it as “must viewing.” And Downton Abbey reigns as a supreme reason why. A year ago we marveled at the first season run. It introduced the early 20th century British social events in the lives of the genteel Crawley family and their cadre of servants. That probably sounds a bit like Upstairs, Downstairs, but the resemblance is only superficial. Downton is structurally closer to an American primetime series than its more traditional forebears on Masterpiece Theatre. It quickly and flawlessly segues through simultaneous storylines, branching off into any number of fascinating revelations about its characters, from the acerbic Lady Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham (played with feisty vigor by the always magnificent Maggie Smith) to the handsome but unsavory footman Thomas (Rob James-Collier), who’d just as soon pinch your wallet as serve your tea. Turn away from the screen for a mere moment and you run the risk of missing something hugely important—like the dark, sad secret in stalwart Bates’ (Brendan Coyle) past, or Lady Mary’s (Michelle Dockery) shocking, brief and calamitous tryst with the dashing Turkish attaché who displays poor grace by dying in her bed. Think of The West Wing, or ER, or Mad Men, any of your favorite shows that carry a huge cast of characters with secret motives and malicious schemes. Downton Abbey is much in that vein. And we found it as addictive as Cheetos. Very, very classy Cheetos. When the producers wrapped up the first season’s action at the dawn of World War I, we were left wanting more. Fortunately, Masterpiece was kind enough to reveal that a second season of Downton Abbey was in the works! All we had to do was wait—a whole bloody year. Which brings us to why we currently find ourselves gushing over Downton Abbey. We repeat—It’s ba...aaack. We watched the first episode of Season Two

“Working” to be Kickoff Production in RCC’s New Theater; Musical Has Numerous Jacksonville Connections
“So what do you do?” “What’s your job?” So often, these are the questions we ask when meeting someone new. Our jobs define much of who we are, yet rarely do we get more than a glimpse of what an individual does for a living or how they really feel about it. But in an upcoming musical theater production at Rogue Community College, audiences will feel the pride, aspirations, and insecurities of the American worker. RCC’s Theatre and Music Department has selected the Tony-nominated musical “Working” as the inaugural production for its new theatre space on the Medford folk and other musical forms,” says the show’s producing director, John Cole. “All these workers express insecurities, dreams deferred, and a search beyond job titles. What really makes this a compelling show is its realistic portrayals of American workers.” The music and book for the show are by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Wicked, Pippin) and Nina Faso. To best represent the diversity of people depicted, Schwartz and Faso recruited a wide variety of songwriters and lyricists for the show, including James Taylor, Micki Grant, Craig Carnelia, and Lin Manuel Miranda, Susan Birkenhead, Matt Landers and Graciela Daniele.

a few days ago, and are happy to report that the Cheetos—and the Crawleys—are as tantalizing as ever. Of course, many of you already know that. The ratings services report that viewership is up 18% over Downton’s first season, with a weekly average of 4.2 million watchful souls, double PBS’s usual primetime audience. But if you’ve been behind in your viewing, it’s not too late to join the party; Season Two runs on SOPTV, Sunday nights, 9 PM, through February 19. Sample the show, and if you like what you see, you easily can catch up with what you’ve missed. Season One is available on DVD (or for download on iTunes), with Season Two to follow in February. Downton Abbey was created and written by Julian Fellowes, who wrote 2001’s Oscar-winning screenplay for the wonderful feature Gosford Park, as well as (shudder!) the Johnny Depp/Angelina Jolie starrer The Tourist (well, you can’t win them all). Last year, Downton garnered eleven Emmy nominations, and took home six of the statuettes, including one for Fellowes. We expect the same when this year’s Emmys are announced. With zinging dialogue—like that between Lord Grantham and Lady Violet: “I thought you didn’t like him.” “Well, so what? I have plenty of friends I don’t like;” or between Lady Cora and Violet: “Things are different in America.” “I know. They live in wigwams.”—neither you, nor Grammy voters, can go wrong. 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.

Comparing notes on their work experiences are several characters in the upcoming musical, “Working,” which will open May 11 at RCC’s Medford campus. From left, the actors (all from Jacksonville) are Sarah Maple, David Rowley, David Sours, and Steven Wall. Photo by David Gibb. campus. With a cast of 31 community members and students including several from Jacksonville, the musical will open Friday, May 11 in the new RCC Performing Arts Hall at 130 E. 8th Street in downtown Medford. The show will run through May 27, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. The musical is based on Studs Terkel’s 1974 book, “Working: People Talk about What They Do All Day and How They Feel about What They Do.” The Chicago journalist and radio talkshow host recorded interviews with 130 different American workers, transcripts and tapes of which reside in the Chicago History Museum. The musical version, based on a subset of those interviews, has 26 characters including a waitress, a corporate executive, a mason, a housewife, an ironworker, a school teacher, a firefighter and a UPS driver. The characters come from different regions. Some are quite happy with their chosen occupations while others question what could have been, had their choices and circumstances differed. “Basically the musical took Terkel’s interviews and set them to song and drew from a musical palette of pop, blues, “Working” is directed by Ron Danko with musical direction by Chris Williams. Danko, a Jacksonville resident, points out that a number of cast and crew are also current residents, including Sarah Maple (playing the waitress), Catherine Hansen (supermarket checker), Steven Wall (fireman), David Sours (corporate executive and UPS man), and David Rowley (a member of the ensemble). The cast also includes Royce Bivens, Curtis Lewis, Rose Wingenbach, Brandy Oliva, Kathie Falk, Dianna Warner, Buzz London, Paige Morgan and Stephen Wall. “At this time when so many people need and want to work, while others seek more meaning in their work, this show offers hope and inspiration,” says Danko. “Its strength is in the core truths that transcend specific professions. People’s relationships to their work ultimately reveal key aspects of their humanity, regardless of the trappings of the job itself. “I think ‘Working’ has the power to rejuvenate your appreciation of your own job,” Danko adds. Tickets for “Working” are $12 for general admission and $10 for students. Tickets will go on sale after April 1. For more information, call 541-245-7585 or e-mail

Movie Night at Old City Hall
Murder on the Orient Express recalls a time when train travel was filled with exotic and mysterious possibilities. With Agatha Christie’s story fueling the trip, and Belgian-accented super-sleuth Hercule Poirot along for the ride, murder isn’t only possible, it’s assured. It’s l935. The Orient Express is unusually crowded as it speeds west. Poirot (Albert Finney, transformed by black patentleather hair and waxed mustache) is on his way to London—until the train is stranded in a snowdrift on a Yugoslavian mountain pass. That’s when a rich and ruthless American traveler (Richard Widmark) is found dead—stabbed twelve times—in his cabin. Poirot has only hours to identify the killer before the Yugoslav police arrive and apprehend everyone. And what a glorious list of suspects (or the actors who play them) he has: Lauren Bacall, Martin Balsam, Wendy Hiller, Rachel Roberts, Sean Connery, Vanessa Redgrave, John Gielgud, Michael York, Anthony Perkins and Jacqueline Bisset. They don’t make movies with all-star casts like this any more. Director Sidney Lumet (The Anderson Tapes, Serpico) directs this l974 production of Murder on the Orient Express. The lavish opening scene of passengers boarding the train in the Istanbul station is beautifully photographed, highly choreographed, true to the period, and worth the price of a ticket in itself. Which, on February 17, 7pm, at Jacksonville’s Old City Hall, is free!

Kiwanis Honors December Student Of The Month
The Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville has honored Niko Tutland as Student of the Month for December, a junior at South Medford High School. Niko is the son of Guy and Rosemary Tutland of Medford, and carries a 4.0 grade point average. His core classes include advanced French, AP US History, AP Calculus, AP Language and Composition, and Physics. He is also in the Chamber Choir and has played in the Band. His many activities include Cross Country and Track, singing in the Rogue Valley Youth Ensemble, playing piano, Links, and Torch Honors. He has participated in the Brain Bowl, and is currently on the Academic Challenge Team for SMHS. Last summer he attended the SOU Academy, an oncampus experience for high school students at the university. His goal is to maintain his 4.0 GPA in order to be able to attend a good college with scholarships. In addition, he would

Kiwanis Dave Wilson and Niko Tutland like to further his musical education and to compete successfully at the state level in Cross Country. His long-term goal is to find a profession that is both personally satisfying and beneficial to society. He feels that his parents and his teachers have most influenced him to do his best, to learn as much as he can about the world we live in and to contribute to its betterment. For further information, contact Dave Wilson at 541-899-1934, e-mail:

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Focus on the Farm
by Pamela Sasseen, Hanley Farm Volunteer
he holidays are over! Here's hoping your Christmas and New Year celebrations were as nice as ours. As part of your holiday celebrations, did you stop by Hanley Farm for some fresh-baked cookies and warm cider? Many folks did, and those who weren't involved with making a Christmas wreath, were either warming themselves by our "bucket" fire, or taking a tour of the Hanley Farmhouse. It was really cold! But the friendly people who joined us and the warm cider certainly tempered the cool temperatures. Thanks to all of you who celebrated with us at the farm. Let's do it again next year! As the excitement of the holidays wind down, I've spent some time at the farm, walking about. Have you ever noticed the beautiful trees, shrubs and flowers we have? In my meanderings, I paused by the stone springhouse and noted the Oregon Heritage Tree plaque that reads, in part, "Hanley Farm Willow, Age: 148 years, Salix babylonica...In 1860, Martha Hanley planted this weeping willow to commemorate the birth of her son...The willow cutting was obtained from the Luelling Nursery..." and goes on to say the cutting the tree grew from was delivered to Martha by a friend, who stuck it in a "...potato to keep it from drying out." I got to thinking about the Luellings and all, and decided to learn, as the saying goes, the rest of the story. In 1847, Henderson Luelling, his wife and eight children prepared to leave their Iowa home to head for Oregon. However, Henderson wouldn't leave without taking his nursery business with him. His friends told him he was "...Crazy! Those trees will never live. And besides, the wagon will be too heavy." Ignoring the nay-sayers, Luelling, his family in one wagon, and 700 trees, shrubs and vines in the other, began their trek to

by Gates McKibbin
hen my brother snagged a two-month consulting stint in Spain and invited me to pop on over, I bought a ticket to Barcelona pronto. I ordered Euros from the bank, alerted the credit card company, purchased travel insurance and perused guides to Catalonia, anticipating paella all the while. My first meal featured the inevitable seafood paella. The pan arrived piping hot, loaded with crunchy bomba rice and all sorts of critters, most of which I did not recognize. It was worth the ensuing jet lag just to savor this dish, I thought. Madre de Dios, the first forkful was almost inedible. It had been seasoned with a sea of salt. Undeterred, I ventured on to taste what looked like a tiny squid. Biting into it, I felt something sharp jab the inside of my mouth. After I removed the offending fish inconspicuously, I dissected another one as carefully as a student in zoology lab. Sure enough, hidden at one end was a spiny tail. Why didn’t the cuisine guidebooks warn me of such hazards? I carefully removed the tails from the others and munched on the rest of the seafood, abandoning the salty rice altogether. After such a disappointing start, it became my unilateral mission to find the perfect paella. (I came close.) Along the way I became acquainted with different types of pimenton, smoky pepper powders used to flavor the dish. By the end of the trip I had purchased an assortment of pimenton and saffron. I was ready to make my own paella, minus the salt overload. The only thing I needed was a paella pan. When Whit and Jo Parker heard I did not have the requisite pan, they bought one for me at Pot Rack. I then invited them to my house for a test run before I made paella for a larger group. The day before, however, I concluded that a


Oregon Heritage Tree, the Hanley Farm Willow
Oregon. They eventually settled in the Willamette Valley, where they built their home, planted their orchard, and began their nursery. It is from the Luelling Nursery that, in 1860, Kit Kearney, former Pony Express rider and friend to Martha Hanley, obtained the willow cutting. He stuck it in a potato so it wouldn't dry out in his saddlebag as he traveled from the Luelling Nursery to deliver the cutting to Martha. Martha planted the slip beside the stone house. It's been there since, albeit not entirely peacefully, throughout the years. Legend has it that the tree lost a branch whenever a Hanley family member passed on. In fact, in 1940, not long after Alice Hanley's death, the tree "...settled back into the earth after it partially gave way to gravity." The Hanley Willow was designated as an Oregon heritage tree in 2008. The Heritage Tree Program, which began in 1995 under the auspices of the Travel Information Council, is the first state-sponsored heritage tree program in the country. The program is designed to increase public awareness of the significant contribution of trees to Oregon's history. We thank the Heritage Tree Committee for including our Hanley Willow in their program! For more information about Hanley Farm or upcoming events, call us at 541773-2675; e-mail us at; visit us on-line at hanley-farm; or check out our Hanley Farm Facebook page! Hanley Farm, owned and operated by the Southern Oregon Historical Society, is located at 1053 Hanley Road, between Jacksonville and Central Point.


private pre-test-run test run was essential. I found a video online with enough complicated instructions to be credible, watched it twice, took notes the second time, typed them into a recipe, gathered the ingredients and spent the evening cooking. The result was pretty darn good. My confidence soaring, I decided to expand the guest list the next night to make it a paella cooking party. Everyone helped prepare the meal after having watched the video (the price of admission). We made a double batch, using my vintage Revere Ware skillet as a second paella pan. It might have been the happy bustle in the kitchen, or the flamenco music playing on the iPod. Or perhaps it was that among us we remembered all the key steps in the video. Whatever the reason, the paella was scrumptious—and there was nary a spiny tail to contend with. Everyone had second helpings, then sat around the table talking contentedly well into the evening. I had finally discovered the perfect paella, made not all that far from home. 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.

Mysteries in Our Backyard!
Local history mysteries were collected in December by the Rogue Valley Genealogical Society (RVGS), Southern Oregon Historical Society (SOHS) and Jackson County Heritage Association for their "Mysteries in Our Backyard" project. Now you may go to the website ( to view the mysteries, and claim one if you wish! To learn more, you are invited to attend our "Mysteries Lecture Series." • February 4, 9:30am-11:00am “How to Access Treasures of the SOHS Archives.” Pat Harper, SOHS Library Manager, explains how the SOHS photographs, manuscripts, etc., can help you solve your mystery. At Southern Oregon Historical Society Library, 106 N. Central Avenue, Medford. • February 25, 9:30am-11:00am “Using the Local Library for Research, Including Old Newspapers.” Melinda Henningfield will help you find original records that add so much to your search results. Jackson County Library System Medford Library, Adams Room 205 S. Central Avenue, Medford. For more information call RVGS 541-5122340 or SOHS 541-858-1724.

The Accidentals to Perform at the Library
Jacksonville Friends of the Library present The Accidentals, Friday, February 10, 2012, 7-8pm, performing in the Naversen Room. The Accidental Ensemble is an intimate circle of singers who reside in the Applegate Valley. Their repertoire consists of songs from eighteenth century music, to contemporary songs, and everything in between.Their greatest pleasure is energizing their audiences through song, poetry, humor, and prose. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Jacksonville Library. A suggested $5 contribution is greatly appreciated and will help sustain Saturday library hours in Jacksonville.

360 W. “C” Street. Please use the California Street entrance. For more information, contact the J’ville Library 541-899-1665

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Chamber Chat
by The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
elcome to the monthly “Chamber Chat!” Take a moment, sit down with the “Review” and get up to date on Chamber activities. In 2012 we head into the new year with anticipation for more growth and business participation. We cannot do it without you, our business community, supporting and working with us to enhance every aspect of our business climate. With that in mind, this month's Chat is a brief outline of some of what your Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce does. As with many organizations, a lot goes on behind the scenes. We ask for your membership but also realize that you need, and should know what that membership buys you, beyond your public statement of support. Although not inclusive, here are some of “what we do,”and how your dues and support are used: • Operate the Visitors Center—at it's present location since 1970: Offering: First point of contact and information services via phone, personal interface, and internet communication to tourists, residents, outside marketing entities, tour companies, historic, wine, and other special interest groups. • Public Access Computer: visitors can browse the web, check email, buy Britt tickets online, check room availability, etc. • Visitors information Video/ Monitor: showing “Southern Oregon Travelogue.” Playing continuously, this one hour show is what to do and see in our valley. Also available for sale, this can be used as a promotional tool. • Sponsor City-wide events such as: Victorian Christmas, Chinese New Year, Halloween parade, City-Wide Yard Sale, Historic Trolley Tours, Taste of Summer (Britt/AVOVA/ Chamber wine walk). • Member benefits such as: Advertising on the Chamber website, free ad “blasts” sent out by office, advertising packages through local media promotions. • Sponsor paid links to, a comprehensive state-wide website. • Participation and attendance at local and statewide conferences promoting tourism and travel. Our staff represent us statewide each year and

Meet Your Farmer – Plaisance Ranch
By Linda Davis
Plaisance Ranch, owned by Joe and Suzi the current President of the Applegate Ginet, is located on 210 pastoral acres, Vintners Association. nestled in the mountains of Williams, Joe and Suzi also offer Oregon Certified bordered by Williams Creek. Grape vines. They sell grafted and ownThe ranch has a rich history. The first rooted vines and will help a vintner Joseph Ginet was born in the French Alps. choose which rootstock is best suited to His family owned vineyards. Joseph came to America looking for a place to start his own vineyard. In 1898, he started a vineyard outside of the town of Jacksonville using grape cuttings from the family vineyard in the French Alps. Joseph called his business Plaisance Orchard, where he raised and sold wine, fruit and grape plants. It wasn’t until the third generation of Ginets that Joseph’s grandson, Joe, resurrected the winemaking business. Both Joe and Suzi are locals: Joe grew up in the Applegate and Suzi in Grants Pass. They dated in high school. Joe graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Animal Science and Chemistry. In 1972, he returned to France to his family’s vineyards. In the 1990s, Joe and Suzi started growing their vineyard using grape cuttings from France. Then, in soils and climate conditions. The more 1996, Joe’s cousins came from France ranch produces between 20,000 to to teach the Ginets how to further 50,000 grafts annually for sale to online develop the vineyard and nursery other ranchers. Wood (part of the operations. Plaisance Ranch became grape vine) is also sold to nurseries a certified nursery block, using plant in California. Last year, the ranch sold materials from registered stock. Only two 150,000 sticks of wood. facilities in the United States (UC Davis Both the Ginets are committed to Buy and Cornell University) provide registered Local Buy Rogue and to sustainability. stock for sale. They buy local produce and other goods In the beginning, Joe and Suzi Ginet at the Ashland, Medford and Grants Pass had a large dairy farm. After 35 years of Farmer’s Markets. Their drip and sprinkler dairy farming, in 2004, tired of the 24-hour irrigation system pumps water out of working days, they sold the cows, renovated Williams Creek. Soon, the Ranch will use the ranch facilities, and began raising grasssolar power to minimize electricity. To fed beef, along with winemaking. maximize the beneficial insects, Joe mows Today, Plaisance Ranch has 150 cattle every other row of grass. This allows the roaming on 151 acres of organic pasture. beneficial insects to live longer, so they can The cattle are work to destroy the Angus, crossbad insects. bred with various Plaisance Ranch French cattle is located at 16955 breeds. There are Water Gap Road. 50 mother cows, You can visit the 50 yearlings, Farm Store and 50 babies and Tasting Room, 1 bull. When open from 12:00 the cattle are to 6:00 pm (closed approximately Tuesdays). Meet 30 months old, Cooper, the family they are taken dog, and Edna and to a USDA certified organic humane Patty, the pet goats. You can buy Plaisance facility (Mohawk) in Springfield, Oregon. Ranch beef, wine and other products The cattle are slaughtered, and the beef at the Farm Store and Tasting Room or is prepared and packaged. Plaisance you can call Joe or Suzi at (541) 846-7175 Ranch sells many varieties of organic beef or email them at info@plaisanceranch. including 15 types of steaks, 6 different com. During the spring, summer and roasts, and miscellaneous cuts such as fall Plaisance ranch beef and wines can ground beef, stew, ribs, hot dogs and jerky. be purchased at the Farmers Markets in Plaisance Ranch is known for the Ashland, Medford and Grants Pass. quality of its wines. The wines are For some good music and a delicious produced in a Salmon Safe certified catered, local dinner come to the monthly vineyard. We sampled the delicious wines Happenings at Plaisance Ranch. The next at the Tasting Room—yum! Wines for sale event is Wine Down on March 30th. See include Rouge Prestige, Cabernet Franc, you there! Tempranillo, Merlot, Ranch Red, Syrah, Please see our website for more photos in White Blend Viognier, Ginet Rose, Pinot color: Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon. Joe Ginet is


network with SOVA, Travel Oregon, Oregon Tourism Council, Governors Conference, Travel Information Council, as well as many local organizations. Access and continued networking with these organizations allow our town to be promoted to tour operators, travel writers, and destination tour packages. • Chamber “Rack” cards providing Jacksonville information are placed at hundreds of locations throughout Oregon including 11 Welcome centers. In 2012 these rack cards will be distributed at the Sacramento Sportsmans Show (40,000 attendees) as well as the Sunset Magazine Show (25,000 attendees). • Advertising at the Medford Airport via the Diorama sign board. • Calendar events listing in the “Oregon Events Calendar Magazine,” currently listing 7 events. • Provide a location for ticket sales for events such as: Booster Club Tours, Pioneer Cemetery Tours, Jacksonville Woodlands Association Hike-a-thon. • Coordinate items for a variety of Welcome Bags for travel writers etc. • General Membership monthly meetings to introduce your business and offer a discussion format. This is only a small listing of what your Chamber does for your $150 yearly dues so if you have questions or input, stop by the office or talk with one of your Chamber Board members. 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. See you February 9th! For information on the Jacksonville Chamber, or to join, please contact the visitors center at 185 N Oregon St., call the office at 541-899-8118 or email to

Focus on:
elping others is what community is all about, and Jacksonville is a community in the truest sense. It takes the support of many to make what we do possible, and Food & Friends can say that in Jacksonville, we support in spades. Recently the City of Jacksonville aided us by allocating $10,000 in funding to Food & Friends. In so doing, they have helped ensure our ability to continue meeting the demand for Meals on Wheels. We can’t say how much that means to our local seniors. Taking the theme of community to a personal level, Whit and Jo Parker decided to have a fundraiser by selling advance copies of the December edition of the Jacksonville Review. It was really cold that morning, but nevertheless, they stayed on task all day to raise $1,118 for Food & Friends. This wonderful couple’s kindness is greatly appreciated! Our thanks also go out to everyone in the community who generously came out to show their support that cold November 30th, and to the Jacksonville Ray’s and the Post Office for hosting the booths. Volunteers are another essential element. We are lucky to have so many people that give of their time and efforts to help out at our meal site and to deliver meals to the homebound. In December alone, 43 community


members gave 638 hours of their time to help get the job done. Thank you to these generous souls for their efforts, day in and day out. Last and by no means least, we need space. Many service organizations or local jurisdictions provide us access to their locations free of charge, helping to make our service possible in their community. We are so grateful to the Jacksonville Oddfellows who, for more years than most people can remember, have graciously donated the use of the historic I.O.O.F. Hall. This facility doubles as a meal site for the folks who are able to come in for lunch and as a distribution point for our Meals on Wheels. So if you are over 60 years and are passing through, please stop in and have lunch sometime. In this New Year, Food & Friends RVCOG sends our heartfelt thanks to all who help make the senior meals program possible: the City, the volunteers, individual supporters and the Jacksonville IOOF. We appreciate each and every one of you! For more information about Food & Friends, please contact Krisit at 541-7349505 ext. 2.

Kiwanis See's Candy Sales Were A Success
The Jacksonville Kiwanis Club would like to take this opportunity to thank all those in the community who supported their annual fund raising activity by purchasing See's Candy at their trailer in the Calvary Church parking lot. It was a successful season, and all of the net profits will go toward Kiwanis projects as follows: Doernbecher's Children's Cancer Program, Special Olympics, Baby K Trauma Dolls, South Medford High School Key Club, Terrific Kids and Bring Up grades for local elementary schools, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, Student College Scholarships, Salvation Army, Senior Assistance (Wheel Chair Ramps), and Adopt-a-Highway 238 Cleanup, to name a few. Club meetings are every Wednesday at 7am at the Jacksonville Community Center, and the public is invited to come and learn more about helping our community. For more, call Dave Wilson at 541-899-1934.

Jacksonville Lions Club has tables for rent!
The trestle-type tables which are approx. 7’ by 3’ are ideal for yard sales, business events, and all types of social gatherings. Rental cost is very modest at $7 each with free delivery and pick-up in the local area.

To schedule, call Lion Lou Mayerski at 541-772-8512

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The Weed Wrangler
by Bob Budesa
Pre-Emergent Herbicides
ust as the name implies, pre-emergent herbicides prevent certain plants from germinating. Post-emergent herbicides are what you would use to control unwanted plants AFTER they’ve started growing. Most pre-emergent herbicides are used in lawn settings to control certain weeds such as crabgrass, annual bluegrass, purslane, prostrate pigweed, and knotweed, and keep them from germinating in the spring. Use pre-emergent herbicides only on established lawns, because they will affect most germinating seeds, including desirable ones. Even though pre-emergence herbicides are used primarily to control annual grasses, they also help control annual broadleaf weeds, minimizing the need for control of those weeds later in the season. Weeds fall into one of three categories - annuals, biennials, or perennials. It’s important to know this because it helps determine when the seeds of that weed germinate. If the pre-emergence herbicide is applied at the wrong time, it may not remain effective until the seeds of the problem weed sprout. Annuals live for one year. There are summer annuals and winter annuals. Summer annuals germinate in the spring and winter annuals germinate in the fall. Pre-emergence herbicides for summer annuals must be applied in the spring, which is when they germinate. Examples of summer annuals include crabgrass, knotweed, and purslane. The second type of annual is the winter annual. Winter annuals germinate in the fall, and if you apply pre-emergence herbicides for winter annuals in spring, the herbicide will probably be broken down by soil microbes before the seeds germinate, and the application will be wasted. Examples of winter annuals include annual bluegrass and common chickweed. Apply pre-emergence herbicides for these weeds later in the summer. Biennials live for two years. They germinate in one season, pass the winter as a rosette of leaves close to the ground, produce flowers and seeds the second

Love Your Landscape
by Adam Haynes
Old & New Tools For Gardeners
ven though it’s February, it’s not too early to be planning what to plant when the weather improves. One of my favorite things about living in Jacksonville and Southern Oregon is the ideal conditions we have for growing a fantastic summer vegetable garden. There are several steps to planning, planting and harvesting a successful garden. Even though there’s always been and always will be hard work involved, new tech tools offer a cool new tool to track and plan your garden! Before covering the tech side, without a doubt, the best local resource for successful gardening in the Rogue Valley is the Jackson County Master Gardener Association, affiliated with the Oregon State University Extension Service. Their great resource book published in 2007 is the Garden Guide for the Rogue Valley Year ‘Round & Month by Month. The month-by-month garden planner offers practical advice on planning gardens and includes invaluable weather and climate information, too. For example, for the month of February, it names specific vegetables to sow for transplanting and what to add to your garden by direct seed. No matter the month, it’s a great all-around resource for any local gardener. For those of you who enjoy using technology, there are many new tools available to enhance your gardening experience. Tablets, iPads & smart phones all have apps (applications) for the


year, then die. Dandelions are usually biennials, although many live for several years. Pre-emergence herbicides are not usually applied strictly for dandelions because seeds are produced and germinate throughout the growing season. Perennials live for two or more years, and are more difficult to control because they reproduce both from seed and from vegetative buds on the roots. Preemergence herbicides have little to no effect on perennial shoots arising from these vegetative buds. Pre-emergence herbicides are usually applied in spring for germinating perennial seeds. Examples of deep-rooted perennials are field bindweed (the "morning glory weed") and Canada thistle, neither of which you should find in your lawn! If you need help identifying a problem weed, take a sample to your county extension agent, county weed office, or OSU office on Hanley Road for identification. He or she can also recommend an appropriate herbicide for your particular situation. The period of control these herbicides provide will be determined by the product used, the amount applied, soil temperature and moisture, and the soil texture. The period of effectiveness ranges from two or three weeks to many months. Most of these herbicides are broken down in the soil by soil microbes. Problems with leaching or runoff are usually minimal when the products are applied properly, unless soil is sandy, gravelly, or if the water table is close to the surface. By reading the herbicide label carefully (ALWAYS read and follow the label), you can select the herbicide that will meet your needs, and be appropriate for the environment. Your county Extension agent or county weed control officer can help you if you need additional assistance. Bob Budesa moved to Jacksonville 20 years ago, retired from BLM after 38 years where he oversaw the noxious weed program with Medford District BLM (850,000 acres) for 20 years, worked in Wild Horse Program in 1970’s and was a member of JWA for 2 years.


beginner and expert gardener. Although I have not tried them all, I looked at several to prepare this article and discovered some really cool ones. Specific apps are aimed at helping you plan, while others contain terrific reference guides and information on plant names, growth patterns, fertilization methods, watering schedules, soil, pest control and other gardenspecific topics. A few apps that grabbed my attention and seemed really useful in day-to-day home gardening included: toolkit, essential garden guide, gardening tips, vegetable gardening guide, organic gardening and green house gardening. As I noted, these are just a few that are available. I downloaded a few to my iPad and look forward to putting them to good use. Hopefully, for some of you, these cool new apps will enhance your gardening experience – so please email me and share your experiences with them and new ones you discover! Remember, it’s never too early to start planning for a great summer garden, so here’s to a great year of gardening!! Adam Haynes is the owner of Artisan Landscapes, Inc. He can be reached at 541292-3285 or See his ad on page 20.

Rogue Disposal & Recycling: Red Lids are Now Greener
Rogue Disposal & Recycling is making curbside recycling significantly more effective by making it easier to recycle more. Several key recyclables (including glass and plastic tubs) which could not previously be placed in the commingled recycling “red lid” carts will be accepted from all of Rogue Disposal’s recycling customers beginning February 1, 2012. At that time, plastic tubs (such as yogurt, butter and sour cream containers, etc.) as well as glass bottles and jars will be recycled via Rogue Disposal’s red lid commingled recycling program. In the past, these items have proven problematic to the company’s recycling program, because broken glass could not be safely separated from other commingled recycling items, and the lower quality plastic used to make plastic tubs could contaminate a batch of higher quality recyclable plastic. Rogue Disposal and Recycling has overcome both of these dilemmas through collaboration with a new recycling partner. In addition to the newly approved items for the red lid, motor oil will now be accepted on every regularly scheduled recycling day. Previously, motor oil was only accepted once a month on a designated schedule, but now Rogue Disposal customers will be able to include their motor oil with their regular curbside recycling on every commingled pick-up day of the month. Simply place used motor oil in one gallon plastic containers (with the lids firmly closed) on the curb next to your commingled recycling red lid container. Current glass recycling customers may also choose to keep their small red glass recycling bins and place onegallon plastic containers of motor oil inside of it on regular curbside recycling days. "We want more people to recycle more items," says Garry Penning, Rogue Disposal & Recycling Inc’s. Director of Government Affairs and Marketing. “We are trying very hard to maintain the quality of life we enjoy in Southern Oregon. With these advancements to our commingled program, we can not only increase the overall percentage of recycling, but we’ll also reduce the number of trips our trucks make which lowers our carbon emissions. All of that comes together to decrease our community’s carbon footprint.” Until now, glass recycling was only available through a special opt-in program, and just about 40% of Rogue Disposal’s customers participated. Through these changes, glass recycling will become available to every Rogue Disposal and Recycling customer, and the company projects that it will significantly increase, as will overall recycling with the addition of plastic tubs. More complete information about all the items accepted through the curbside commingled recycling program is available at Rogue Disposal & Recycling, founded in 1938, provides a wide variety of services including a full range of residential, commercial and industrial solid waste collection; curbside commingled household recycling pickup; residential and commercial medical waste service; confidential on-site document shredding; curbside yard debris collection; large item and extra rubbish removal; and other services. All of these services support Rogue Disposal and Recycling’s motto of “We do that!”

Jacksonville Boosters Club News
You won’t find Jacksonville Boosters Club members at the edge of town spinning promotion signs while wearing dancing bear costumes. Nope, the Boosters Club is involved in projects far more productive—like cleaning up the lower Britt Gardens by pruning overgrown trees and shrubs and restoring tumbled down stone walls. On the Boosters agenda in Britt Gardens this spring—clearing the way for the grant-funded ADA (Americans with Disability Act) access trail from the “carriage gate” on First Street up to the famous Britt Sequoia and on to the Sarah Zigler Trail. It’s a worthy project long in the planning. In late spring, Boosters will be busy at Doc Griffin Park, cleaning up the shelters and restroom buildings, and giving them fresh coats of stain. Benches, too, will receive needed sanding and staining. Then back to Britt Gardens to sort out irrigation needs and preparations for new plantings. But wait—there’s more! Between community projects, members enjoy a summer picnic, an autumn party—and a very festive Holiday party. At last December’s event, the giving spirit was in evidence with over one-hundred and seventy five pounds of non-perishable food items for ACCESS collected from party-goers. After wine tasting and dinner, annual awards were presented. Business Boosters Tim and Gary Balfour, innkeepers of the Touvelle House Bed and Breakfast, were presented with the Directors’ Award for generously hosting Booster socials; Vivienne Grant was honored with the President’s Award for outstanding work as club Secretary; and Rob Buerk was chosen as Booster of the Year for outstanding contributions to all of the Club’s activities. Boosters meet on the second Monday of each month at 10:00 A.M. at Old City Hall. Visitors are welcome to enjoy refreshments, featured speakers and entertainment programs. Curious residents are encouraged to join in the fun. For information, call Terry, at 541-899-5574.

Medford Food Project Jacksonville Pickup Day: Saturday, February 11th
For information on how you can get your green bag, please contact Jerrine Rowley at 541-702-2223 or

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February 2012

Make your reservations now for Valentine’s Day!
Bella Union
♥ So. Oregon Artist Resource (SOAR) Art Event Calendar. See ad page 11.
♥ Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:00pm: MONTHLY DANCE CLASSES AT US HOTEL BALLROOM. See article on page 8 & ad on page 17. ♥ Thursday, February 2, 5:00pm: UNDERSTANDiNG PET FOOD LABELS, Jacksonville Vet Clinic. See article on page 30. ♥ Saturday, February 4, All Day: JACKSONViLLE CHiNESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATiON. See schedule of events on pages 22 & 23. ♥ Saturday, February 4, 1:00-4:00pm: MEET THE FEATURED ARTiST, YANG YU AT ÉLAN GALLERY. See ad on page 33. ♥ Saturday, February 4 & 25, 9:30-11:30am: SOHS LECTURE SERiES, "Mysteries in our Backyard." See schedule on page 11. ♥ Thursday, February 9, 5:30pm: CHAMBER MONTHLY GENERAL MEETiNG, second Thursday of each month at Bella Union. See "Chamber Chat"on page 12. ♥ Thursday, February 9, 6:00-7:30pm: PROViDENCE PRESENTS, "Women & Heart Disease," Medford Library. See ad on page 2. ♥ Friday, February 10, 7:00-8:00pm: FRiENDS OF THE LiBRARY PRESENT "THE ACCiDENTALS," Jacksonville Library, Naversen Room. See article on page 11. ♥ Saturday, February 11, 9:00am: MEDFORD FOOD PROJECT PiCKUP DAY, J'ville Neighborhoods. See ad on page 13. ♥ Sunday, February 12, 10:00am: APPLEGATE TRAiLS ASSOCiATiON WiNTER HiKE. Meet at Ruch Plaza. See article on page 25. ♥ Tuesday, February 14: VALENTiNE'S DAY! ♥ Thursday, February 16, 6:30-8:30pm: J'ViLLE FiRE DEPARTMENT COMMUNiTY CLASSES, "Map Your Neighborhood." See schedule on page 6. ♥ Friday, February 17, 7:00pm: FREE CLASSiC MOViE NiGHT AT OLD CiTY HALL, "Murder on the Orient Express." See article on page 10. ♥ Saturday, February 25: BRiTT FESTiVAL'S 'LAST BASH,' to benefit Britt programs, Rogue Valley Country Club. See article on page 9 and for tickets and more information. ♥ Saturday, February 25, 7:30pm: BALLROOM DANCiNG AT US HOTEL. See article on page 8 & ad on page 17.


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Coffee, Breakfast & Lunch Now serving Beer & Wine! 541-899-3757 545 N. 5th Street* Fresh, Authentic Thai Cuisine 541-899-3585 p. 4 215 W. California Street

7:30pm Friday, March 2 SOU Music Recital Hall Ashland · $33-$44

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7:30pm Saturday, March 3 Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater Medford · $28-$38 3:00pm Sunday, March 4 GP Performing Arts Center Grants Pass · $20-$34



February 2012

The Year of the Dragon

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Digging For Jacksonville's Chinese Heritage
ver wondered what the Chinese of 1850-1890 have in common with the Britt Amphitheater, Oregon Department of Transportation, City of Jacksonville, Southern Oregon University, Southern Oregon Historical Society, and modern-day residents and tourists? Many years ago, Chinese migrated from China via San Francisco ports to Table Rock City (Jacksonville), Oregon as the 1851 gold rush mining jobs flourished. Recently, the Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Archeology (SOULA) and a few local SOHS volunteers completed archeological testing within an area of town where the city is planning to construct new sidewalks and other street improvements . Excavation team units were placed along Jacksonville’s Main Street, between Oregon and First Streets, then up the hill toward the Britt Amphitheater to Fir Street. Much of this area was known in the 1800s as “Jacksonville more Chinatown” or “Chinese Quarters.” Prior to the street construction, SOULA staff worked to recover, record, and preserve heritage artifacts online from this Chinatown area. The street project


by Jeanena Whitewilson
A new installation is currently underway in an area known as “French Gulch.” There was much more going on for the Chinese in Jacksonville besides the mining. They owned businesses, had homes along Main Street, and worked doing laundry, cooking, and housekeeping. Much of the population decline occurred after the gold rush had been played out and the Federal 1882 Exclusion Act was implemented. The protectionist policy made it increasingly difficult to support oneself here, driving Chinese and other immigrants away Eni Yan(g) in large numbers. By the 1880s, the railroad industry was building rail connections between Portland and San Francisco. They needed hard-working laborers. The big cities like San Francisco were also flourishing and needed skilled employees for hotels, restaurants, and other industries. Of those Chinese who remained in Jacksonville from 1880-1930, they mostly worked in hotels and private homes with names such as Britt, Hanley and Beekman. Often, the remains of those who died here were collected and returned to Chinese soil by relatives. Several Chinese men lived on or near the Peter Britt estate, perhaps tending his gardens and orchards. He is said to have been their employer and banker, helping with finances. There are also several Chinese signatures in the Beekman Bank registers. Eni Yan(g) is named on the 1870-1900 census with the Beekman family as “Eni Yan(g), Cook, Chinese male, born January 1849, age 51 years, married for 21 years, born in China.” Yan had migrated from China with his parents in 1862. Being skilled at speaking, reading, and writing English, Yan’s employment with the Beekman family was known to be far greater than, “cook.” In letters between Beekman family members and their neighbors during travels and long absences away from their Jacksonville home, one finds frequent mentions of “Yan,” used in a context suggesting he was a close friend or family member. One letter from the SOHS collection reads, “Yan was delighted to see us. He had a bright fire in the sitting room, and a nice supper prepared for us… Yan asks about you every few days. Sometimes he gets a little lonesome but always seems in a good humor.” Yan is not listed in the 1910 census. Still today, the worn depression in the dining room carpet can be seen where Yan stood beside Mr. Cornelius Beckman’s place at the head of the table. Memories through these artifacts and recorded stories keep history alive and bring a presence to names in our heritage. An excavation nearer California Street in March 2004 was funded by a grant through University of Oregon prior to the completion of Hwy 238 refurbishing. This area is all referred to from an archeological standpoint as “Jacksonville Chinese Quarter,” which can be seen highlighted on the 1884 Sanborn fire insurance map of Jacksonville. As was the case in the more recent November 2011 dig, traditional assemblages were found that archeologists recognize as coming from overseas Chinese populations. We unearthed blue-onwhite porcelain and celadon bowls and cups, stoneware storage and alcohol jars, medicinal opium paraphernalia, gaming pieces, a lot of food remains, laundry bluing, pieces of hanger wire, buttons, and a coin. All of these materials can comfortably be placed in a date range of 1850-1880s, which matches the documentation on the area from SOULA and SOU. The public is invited to view pieces on display in February at the Hannon Library, on the Ashland Southern Oregon University Campus. During this 2011 archeological excavation, our team worked together through adverse weather and environmental conditions, not unlike the sun or snow, dust and mud endured by past Chinese workers. Although projects have a common goal, varied interests and personalities come into play. Working with a team was truly inspiring. For more photos and information on team members, please go to and click on the “Chinese History” link.

The 2011 Dig Team

is a joint effort commencing in 2012 by SOU, ODOT, the City, and Britt Festivals. When finished, the project will provide a necessary storm drain, improved pedestrian safety and mobility with lighting and a paved path, and enhanced area esthetics with plazas at the Britt gateway and beside the Brunner Building. We hope to see visual imagery of the Chinese culture integrated into the 2012 project as pedestrians walk more safely from downtown, through historic Chinatown to enjoy music and local culture on the Britt hill. This project is completely separate from, but will tie into, other Britt Garden and Jacksonville Woodlands ADA trail projects. Chinese migrations mainly from Canton Province to the Americas began as early as the 1820s. Most emigrated through the ports of San Francisco, California, bringing with them honor for their homeland customs and traditions and dreams of returning home with earnings to support their families. Very few women migrated from their homelands. There was political unrest at home, and like so many nationalities that migrated around the globe during that time, the Chinese were looking for a better quality of life. Census data tells us that populations of Chinese rose beginning in the early 1850s to 2,500 Chinese miners working the Upper Jackson Creek by 1864. 1 of every 8 residents was Chinese in the 1870s. Only 329 are recorded in the 1880s, and by 1930 only 5 remained, largely due to repercussions from racist legislation such as the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. Many Chinese men lived on mining claims. Others lived in the wooden structures or shanties of Chinatown, keeping to themselves, practicing their beliefs, and enjoying their traditions such as Celebrating Chinese New Year. We have heard stories over the years of Chinese men doing backbreaking labor in the mining fields of the Jacksonville woodlands area. Tons of earth was moved and millions of gallons of water was diverted to create high pressure hydraulic mining, washing the earth away from the veins of gold captured in the quartz stone. Remnants of this can still be seen along Jacksonville Woodlands trails named “Chinese Diggins” and the “Petard Ditch Loop.”

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February 2012

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New Year
Year of the Dragon 2012

Cheryl Garcia, Jacksonville metal artist, creating her Dragon.

John Su Guoying from Zhe ngzhou University, China, demonstrates traditional Ch inese Calligraphy

Flight of the Dragon
Cheryl is a talented and experienced metal artist who has a broad and beautiful range of work that includes fine art, sculptural work, gates and home accent pieces. Cheryl is especially known for her giant California Poppies at the edge of her current hometown, Jacksonville Oregon. Her work reflects and extends the inspiration she finds in the natural world blended with the whimsy and magic she infuses it with.

Bigham Knoll Campus-1PM

Loong Mah Dragon Dance

Tickets available at Jacksonville Chamber or Commerce ($5)

This team is entirely composed of female athletes who had not been involved with such a physical activity before. This team is powerful yet light-hearted and sparked with a youthful vitality that has to be seen to be believed. In 1997 a Dragon Team, comprised of High School & College students, was formed. In 2001, when the kids were leaving for college, the mothers took over and became the only known mothers dragon team. In recent years, the team has evolved and is no longer exclusive to just mothers. However, the team has preserved its "all ladies" dragon team and is recognized as one of the leading Chinese cultural performing arts group all-around.
Loong Mah Ladies Dragon Dancers photos by Weyland Wong and Leslie Chew


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Chinese New Year Celebration
sCheDULe oF aCtivities FebRUaRy 4, 2012

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Don’t miss these main events!
8AM - The Dragon Flight 5K Fun Run - starts at the Bigham Knoll Campus rain or shine. Prior application required. See our website (www.socca. us) for application form and instructions. 10:30AM - Traditional Chinese Lion and Dragon Dance Parade - where gongs and music will welcome the Year of the Dragon. Procession begins on Oregon Street and Main Street. See our website ( for application form and join our revelry. 12PM-1PM - Chinese Cooking Demonstration: A Sesame Seduction (demonstration) at the Warren Lodge by Mohkeed Wong - who will prepare and share samples from tasty dishes using sesame oil. Admission is $5, available at the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. 1PM - Southern Oregon Chinese Cultural Association and St. Mary’s School proudly presents at the Bigham Knoll Ballroom, their first time in Oregon, the Loong Mah Ladies Dragon Dance Team (performance) from San Francisco. Admission is $5, available at the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce.

11:30AM-12PM Why Feng Shui today? Stripping away Superstition (presentation) by Sugeet at the Old County Jail at the Historic Court House, formerly the Children’s Museum. 12:30PM-1:30PM What does Feng Shui have to do with Quantum Theory: West meets the East after thousands of years (presentation) by Sugeet, at the Old County Jail at the Historic Court House, formerly the Children’s Museum. 11:30AM-1PM Chinese Calligraphy (demonstration) by John Guoying Su, who will demonstrate styles of traditional Chinese Calligraphy, and chop-carving at the Jacksonville’s Old County Jail at the Historic Court House, formerly the Children’s Museum. 11:30AM-1PM Acupuncture Treatment: Relieving Pain Using Needles - practicing acupuncturist Owen Jurling demonstrates 4000 year old traditional Chinese healing art. At the Naversen Room, Jacksonville Library. 11:30AM - 12:15PM Peter Britt and the Chinese - a living history presentation about America’s celebrated photographer and his relationship with the local Chinese. Peter Britt portrayed by Robert Heltberg, in front of the display at the Front Entrance of the Jacksonville Library. 12:15PM - 1PM Searching for Gold Mountain - The Chinese of Jacksonville (presentation) by historian Larry Smith at the Front Entrance of the Jacksonville Library. Weather permitting, the group will tour the “Long Tom” Sluice Box Memorial Fountain. 11:30AM - 12:30PM Chinese Astrology: The Year of the Dragon - What’s in your fortune? (Presentation at the Old City Hall). Ken Bendat, Chinese scholar and doctor of Chinese medicine reveals amusing and insightful perspective for the Year of the Dragon. 12:45PM - 1:15PM The 1882 Project and Stories my Mother Told - the Chinese Exclusion Laws of 1882, a public awareness of the history and continuing significance these laws. A presentation

by Ted Gong, formerly a senior Foreign Service Officer for the US Department of State serving at Consulates in China and East Asia Pacific region, now a private consultant on migration and border management issues. At the Old City Hall. 1:30PM-2PM Songs of a Chinese Family - The personal story of a Chinese family coming to America told through songs and slides. Presenters: Kathy Gong-Greene with Jenny Yin and William Greene, at the Old City Hall.

sPeCiaL eXhibits
Flight of the Dragon - Located at the intersection of E. California Street and North 3rd Street, this sculptural Dragon weathervane was created by Jacksonville metal artist Cheryl D. Garcia in honor of the Year of the Dragon. As the most powerful symbol of the Chinese Zodiac, this sculpture incorporates reclaimed materials from the Oregon Coast and a durable finish adding longevity and good fortune to the Water Dragon elements of 2012. Traditional Chinese Handicrafts and Intangible Cultural Heritage - in the Naversen Room in the Jacksonville Library (in addition to the front entry display). The display will be in place from January 17 through February 22. ChiLDRen’s aCtivities begin at 11:30am Dragon Play and Jumphouse at the Jacksonville Museum Grounds Children’s Craft and Lantern Building at the Jacksonville Museum Annex Children’s Games and Activities at the IOOF Hall Exploratory programs at the U.S. Hotel (hosted by St. Mary’s School) For more information visit For tickets call the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce: 541-899-8118. Like “Southern Oregon Chinese Cultural Association” on Facebook and follow SOCCA_CNY on Twitter.

aCtivities and PResentations (the following activities are FRee and open to the public)
11:30AM - 1:30PM St. Mary’s School and Confucius Classroom presents - a Chinese Exploratory at the U.S.Hotel Ballroom. Exhibits, craft and hands-on activities include: photo booths (costumes furnished by SOCCA), Yangger dance class, playing with Chinese musical instruments, virtual tour of China on iPads, Chinese yo-yo, paper-cutting and Chinese tattoos and face-painting. 11:30AM -12PM and 12:30PM-1PM - Men of Iron and Steel: Railroad Workers in the Siskiyou Mountain (presentation) by Victoria Law at the Historic Presbyterian Church Sanctuary (upstairs). 11:30AM-12PM Tea House and Chinese Music provided by Who’s Hu (Chinese Band) At the Historic Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall (downstairs) 12PM-1PM Tai-Chi (demonstration) - a blending of martial moves and harmony: healthy exercise for all ages. Presented by Lufei Zheng and Ling Zheng.

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Family Views
by Michelle Hensman
Today’s Gift
e started our love journey like so many others, a chance meeting, an introduction, a “How you doin’?” Next thing you know we’re sitting high atop Mt. Honeymoon rubbing the arrow wounds on our backsides left by the chubby cherub in a cloth diaper, Love Potion Number Nine flowing through our veins. Mt. Honeymoon is the glorious peak where Cupid abandons his dazed victims. The scenery is fabulous from up there, hot/glamorous partner, amazing views and vistas. However, the only place to go from there is down, or so it would seem. Like many we lived on Mt Honeymoon for a long time, sustained by one another exclusively. But one cannot live on flesh alone and when you’re dehydrated the cool waters flowing in the River of Reality are all too tempting. I expect seeing your partner with your knew, knowledgeable, all- seeing vampire eyes is a lot like what Adam & Eve must have experienced after swallowing the last tasty bits of the infamous apple—naked truth! We started to think things like, "I used to think he was such a loyal, dedicated worker, now I feel second best or neglected." "She once seemed so organized and on top of everything, now she's more of a nag!" With the honeymoon over, it was time to find out just what we were really made of. As any married person knows, the journey is not easy terrain to navigate, it’s difficult and treacherous. We made our way slowly down Mt Honeymoon and began to explore the hills and valleys around us. Sometimes we worked together, other times we gave each other slack and ventured out on our own. There have been moments along the way when I caught my husband vigorously rubbing the rope, which tethered us together, back and forth over the sharp edge of a rock. Once he tried to stuff raw meat into my pack as he whispered, “Here kitty, kitty.” he New Year is off to a great start at Jacksonville Elementary School! Our student body, parents, faculty and community members can look forward to many fun and enriching events in the next few months. The Jacksonville Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is planning a new fundraiser this year. It will be a family style dinner with a basket raffle, called a Tricky Tray. A Tricky Tray is a raffle of baskets, NOT an auction, but a raffle! It is a fun affordable way to participate according to individual budgets. We are striving to get participation from our student body and our local community. Our sixth grade students will earn community service hours and Sparrow hours working as food servers and event ushers. Jacksonville Elementary is home to 400+ students—kindergarten to grade six. These students are the children of our community. As funding for our public education system decreases with every budget year, we have seen cut programs, a reduction in teachers, and even education hours. The PTO of Jacksonville Elementary strives to raise monies to offset some of these shortfalls. In addition, the PTO supports our school wide art program & show, educational field trips (offsite visits as well as paying for OMSI and the Oregon Aquarium to come to our school), the Writer’s Workshop and Festival, and many more events for the benefit of our children. This year, we have been told that our playground equipment is

Calling All Foodies
by Constance Jesser
Pork Cutlets with Caper Lemon Butter Sauce


Likewise there’s been a time or two or six when I purposefully tripped him with our rope. I’ve also threatened that if he made one more mention of my spending habits and the budget, I would push the boulder I was hiding behind down to pummel his body! But as a couple we made our way in and out of gorges, canyons, across dry dusty plains, (where we were hit by flying tumbleweed more than once), we managed to find an oasis or two, (our boys), we made it to the summit of various mountain tops, and camped on a plateau now and again. We have not always agreed on how the money should be spent, where to vacation or how the kids should be disciplined. We have been selfish over the years, taken one another for granted and disappointed each other along the way many times. But by the grace of God we’ve had that time together. Whether we loved each other completely or not, we loved each other. I love him today, more than I did when were stuck on Mt. Honeymoon together and look forward to the opportunity, (God willing), to loving him tomorrow. Over the holidays a friend of ours was diagnosed with cancer. During the past year of getting to know one another we have become close to him and his wife and therefore have made ourselves available to them as much and as often as possible, in whatever capacity they require of us. Naturally their situation has caused me to consider my own husband and our life together; hence this column. Our friends’ fight to stay together needs to be for something. For me it has helped me to realize that love is a blessing and a gift that we all give and receive. Should you be privileged enough to have and hold another’s heart in your hands, honor, respect, cherish and love that heart every day you’re given.

his dish is simple and quick. Since Valentine's day falls during the week, you will have enough time to make this at home after work for your sweetheart. Use capers in salt for a richer flavor. We purchase our pork cutlets at the grocery store and ask the butcher to run it through the cubing machine two to three times to tenderize the meat. If you don't want pork, use this recipe with boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded thin. Recipe: 1 lb Pork Cutlet run through the cubing machine or 1 lb Boneless Skinless chicken breasts pounded thin 1 Cup All purpose flour Sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper 3 tablespoons Lemon Avocado Oil 3 cloves garlic (minced) 1/2 cup dry white wine or vermouth 1/2 cup chicken broth 3 tablespoons salted capers rinsed well 1 lemon: zest and juice 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 oz. Grated parmesan cheese or Grana Padano if available 4 tablespoons fresh parsley to garnish Directions: Season your pork cutlets or chicken with sea salt and cracked black pepper. Dust the meat with flour. Saute the meat in lemon avocado oil until lightly browned. Keep meat warm in a 200F oven. Make the quick sauce. Add a small amount of avocado oil to the pan and add the garlic. Saute until fragrant (1 minute).


Add wine or vermouth and broth, bring to a boil. Reduce by ½ (about 5-8 min). Add lemon zest and juice and capers. Return to a simmer. Add butter and parsley. Add meat back to pan to coat. Serve with colored bowtie pasta mixed with peas and a fruity olive oil for an elegant presentation. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and more parsley. Before starting (and you can do this the night before), set the table including a nice centerpiece, try our fabulous flower shop here in town, 5th Street Flowers, add some candles from Picos, put on some romantic music you both enjoy and get your favorite wine to enjoy with your meal. We have many, many wonderful local wines to choose from. Happy romantic cooking everyone!' Constance Jesser is owner of the Jacksonville Mercantile and a professionally-trained chef. She can be reached at 541-899-1047 or

Expert Tips for Creating a Beautiful Landscape
by Michael Flaherty
It may be cold outside, but homeowners are already dreaming of creating beautiful garden settings around their homes when spring arrives. Landscaping success doesn’t have to be hit or miss. If it has been for you, it may be time to call in a professional landscape designer. For those without a green thumb—and even for those with one—consulting a trusted professional is often the best first step. Why? Because in the long run, hiring a landscape designer can cost less than doing it yourself. You’ll get a ‘doable’ design created right the first time, which will save you the cost of repeated tries at getting it right. A professional landscape designer envisions creative solutions to the most difficult outdoor challenges—problems they’ve more than likely solved before. In addition, according to the Journal of Environmental Horticulture, a highquality landscape increases home sale prices up to 10.8 percent compared to a home with a simply average landscape. Many feel the first positive impression your landscape makes will help to sell your home more quickly. This rivals the return on a new kitchen or bath. Here are some tips for creating your dream garden: Consider your space and any ‘issues’ that it has. Landscape designers are frequently asked to hide an air conditioning unit, add privacy or change boring views to beautiful ones. As trained professionals, landscape designers see the problems you see as well as the ones you don’t, and can offer solutions to create beautiful, functional and earth-friendly landscapes. Next, do your homework. Tear out favorite pictures from gardening magazines and start making a file on what you would like for your dream garden. While not everything might be possible for your garden, it will give your landscape designer a visual starting point. Make a list of your favorite plants and color combinations. Don’t forget about hardscape such as patios, decks and fencing; designers can also help with these. Take your time. Resist the temptation to impulsively buy plants at a garden center and attempt a garden make-over. This can be a costly gamble for those without knowledge and experience. It takes the help of a designer to create a wellplanned landscape project that includes both plants and hardscape. While there is a cost to hiring a landscape designer, it is ultimately more economical to work with an expert to create a plan specific to your property. You will get a detailed plan with a plant list. The project will be completed in a timely manner and within budget when you create a landscape plan. Expect to spend about five to ten percent of the total cost of the project on the design. Consider what you want to achieve with your landscape. You may have small children and desire lawn and play spaces worked organically into the design, or you may frequently host parties for family and friends and need an appropriately-sized outdoor ‘living room’ for dining and entertaining. Above all you want an outdoor space that helps you to feel comfortable rather than frustrated and exhausted by gardening chores. Privacy is important to many homeowners. One pitfall many encounter Landscape - Cont'd. on Pg. 28


wearing out and must be replaced. The cost is estimated to be upwards of $60,000. The money we raise at the Tricky Tray Dinner/Raffle will be applied directly to this cause. A donation to our event not only supports the educational experience of our youth, but will give your business positive exposure to a diverse and appreciative market. We strongly encourage our families to support those who help support us. Your donation is tax deductible and we can provide you with a donation receipt. Your donation does not necessarily need to fit in a basket. It can be a gift certificate for your restaurant or for a service your company provides (spa, photography, electrical), etc… It's a great way for you to reach new clients! Please contact Jaci Jones at 619-818-0596 with any donation you can make to our newest Jacksonville event. Our event will be held on Friday, March 2nd, from 5:00-8:00pm in the Jacksonville Elementary Gym. We invite you to bring your families and help support our school. For ticket information please call Cheryl Rose at 541-702-2044. Thank you for considering a contribution to the Jacksonville Elementary Tricky Tray fundraiser.

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by Cheryl von Tress
The Right Light: A Primer
’ve found that the last thing most homeowners consider in their design plan is lighting. Left to the last minute, they run to a local home improvement store and make quick selections. One of my clients told me: “Those sconces were supposed to be temporary 23 years ago!” Even seasoned decorators can feel stymied by all the decisions and choices when it comes to home lighting design. Great design begins with FUNCTION followed by FORM. Make sure your home lighting meets your needs for safety and comfort. Changes to sight with family members is important to address and may require different bulb wattages or the addition of new fixtures to make sure there are no gray areas, especially wherever walking elevation changes take place. Where to Begin Tour your home to assess lighting priorities. You may need sufficient light for studying and reading or you may require lighting that illuminates accessories. Look for tight corners or long hallways that might benefit from a simple lighting accessory as well as rooms that demand brighter light that comes from a source other than the overhead fixture. Dark corners are wonderfully transformed with a small pedestal table and lamp, a piece of lighted artwork, or a canister uplight on the floor to flood the wall with warmth. Choose lighting from all three decor categories: ambient, task and accent. Ambient lighting sets a mood and fills a room with either bright light or a mellow glow (table lamps, recessed ceiling and hanging fixtures on dimmers). Task lighting provides a bright beam of light in a concentrated space (desk lamps, under cabinet lights, pendants over countertops, bath mirror lighting). Accent lighting serves to add form more than function to your space (artwork lighting, canister uplights, string or rope lighting in cabinet toe kicks). Self-expression Incorporate lighting that establishes or

Body Language
by Mary Ann Carlson
To sleep… perchance to dream
ave you ever had this happen… you’re drifting blissfully off to sleep, your body is totally relaxed and bam! Your calf is clutched with an excruciating spasm? It feels as if your leg was just jabbed with a butcher’s knife. You’ve just experienced a good old fashioned “charley horse.” They usually target the front and back thigh muscles or the calf. Because nighttime cramps are shortlived and relatively harmless, not much research has been done on them, therefore, doctors only have a collection of educated guesses as to why "charley horses" happen. The most common cause is believed to be exercising more rigorously without working up to it, or trying totally new exercises. Other suspected cramp culprits could be sitting in certain positions too long, dehydration and/or imbalances with your electrolytes. We usually think of metals, such as copper wiring or steel lightening rods, as being conductors of electricity, but in the human body, certain liquids also are conductors. We call these solutions of dissolved salts, electrolytes. The most common salt is table salt or sodium chloride, which breaks down into sodium and chlorine ions in water. The body uses these to conduct electrical impulses between tissues of the body, especially nerve and muscle cells. The body also uses other salts in their ionic forms, the most important being potassium and calcium. Unfortunately, no fail-safe cure for


extends your decor theme. Table lamps, sconces, pendants and chandeliers can be functional accessories (relate them to fashion and think of scarves, jewelry, handbags— those “statement pieces”) in a room. A contemporary, minimalist environment benefits from sleek and simple fixtures with steel, fine wood or chrome finishes. A period-specific decor may feature antiques or reproductions reflective of the era. An eclectic home may include a combination of modern and transitional fixtures. An eco-design may feature low-energy and solar-powered lights. Variety Adds interest Vary the fixtures in different spaces. Recessed lighting works well in a modern and contemporary room that requires ambient lighting. Chandeliers add architectural interest and accent lighting. Try one over the dining room table or, for a decadent look, over your bed. Pendant lights hang lower into the room and often feature eyecatching colors or materials for shades, so try them in the living room or over the dining room table. Decorating with table lamps and wall sconces shines a pathway from the entryway to the living room or illuminates a hallway. Decorative lighting that you mount in shelves or cabinets can spotlight a collection or add mood or color at night. Easy, Affordable Decorating Table lamps, buffet lamps, accent lighting and plug-in wall sconces are the easiest way to transform a room quickly. For a small amount of expense and effort, your room will receive a new look and you’ll have the enjoyment of looking at pieces you’ve carefully selected. One last note, I created more bedside table surface by installing swing-arm, plug-in wall sconces. And, the dimmable feature makes them especially functional. Cheryl von Tress is the owner of Cheryl von Tress Design Group and Hospitality Centrale (located in Jacksonville Barn Company). 541.951.9462. See her ad on page 33.


"charley horses" exists, but doctors have a slew of tips to keep spasms at bay, i.e. drinking plenty of water, eating enough potassium and stretching before and after exercise. Gatorade is recommended in addition to water to keep your electrolyte levels where they should be. More potassium can be gained by eating bananas, avocados, sweet potatoes, spinach and oranges. Last, but certainly not least, is stretching. It only takes a few minutes but can prevent a world of hurt. To stretch your calf muscles, hang your heels off a step, using a doorway for balance. Your hamstrings can be stretched by putting one leg up on a footstool or low coffee table, keeping the knee straight. Make sure both hip bones are pointing forward. For your quads, bend one knee and bring your foot up in back of you, holding on to your ankle. The bent knee should be pointing down to the ground, the hips slightly tucked forward. One last thing to help the whole leg and foot relax: roll your bare foot over a tennis ball, massaging the bottom of the foot. Your feet will thank you for this. These stretches take about ten minutes total to perform and will go a long way toward allowing your blissful night’s sleep not to be interrupted. Sweet dreams. Mary Ann Carlson is owner of The Pilates Studio of Jacksonville. You can reach her at 541-890-7703 or see her ad on this page.

Are You Up For A Winter Hike?
The Applegate Trails Association (ATA) presents a winter hike in the sunny Applegate Valley. Layer up and come with us on a trek along the southern boundary of the proposed 6000 acre Wellington Wild Lands. Private landowner permission gives us a rare opportunity to hike lower elevation public lands between Ruch and Applegate that are otherwise difficult to access. This hike is a relatively short three miles long, however with the elevation changes and some off trail, it would be rated as “moderate.” We meet Sunday morning, 10 am, February 12th at the Ruch Plaza (lower parking lot next to Hwy 238) to carpool to our hike destination just 10 minutes away. After stunning views, an old dump and gold mine, we emerge from the Wild Lands closer to Ruch to shuttle back to our vehicles. It is always appreciated if you would check in with the hike leader in advance or you may just show up. Wear sturdy footwear and the appropriate clothing for the weather. Take into consideration there will be uneven terrain and poison oak. Please leave your pets at home. Contact the hike leader, David Calahan, at 541-899-1226 or david@applegatetrails. org. Check out our website at www. and stay tuned as ATA will be featuring a series of hikes in 2012.

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February 2012

by Julie D. Danielson, O.D.
Can't See in 3-D?
s Hollywood prepares for a summer filled with 3-D blockbuster hopefuls and cable networks launch 3-D networks and programming for 3-D televisions, the trend towards this new technology is hard to miss—except for the millions of Americans who literally can't see it. This new technology is catching the eyes of fans nationwide, but some people may not be able to enjoy the 3-D experience because of vision problems. “Quite simply, people who have even a small vision misalignment or those who don't have equal vision in both eyes may not be able to see 3-D images properly,” said Dr. Leonard Press, chair of the American Optometric Association's (AOA) Pediatrics and Binocular Vision Committee. “Individuals with unstable focusing or difficulty in coordinating vision with other senses can experience headaches and other uncomfortable side effects from viewing 3-D movies.” According to the AOA, anywhere from three to nine million people have problems with binocular vision prohibiting them from watching 3-D TV and movies. Binocular vision is the ability to align both eyes accurately on an object and combine the visual images from each eye into a single, in-depth perception. The problem comes from fatigue caused when 3-D technology forces the eyes to make adjustments to focus simultaneously on images that are near and not far away. Symptoms indicating a potential problem with the ability to see images in 3-D vary from person to person. According to the results of the AOA's survey, the majority of individuals who suffer from 3-D vision complications most often experience headaches (13 percent), blurred vision (12 percent) and dizziness (11 percent). The AOA recommends seeing a doctor of optometry for further evaluation if consumers answer yes to any of the following questions: • Is the 3-D viewing experience not as vivid as it is for others watching the same picture? • Do you experience eyestrain or headaches during or after viewing? • Do you feel nauseous or dizzy during or after viewing? • Are you more comfortable viewing 2-D TV or movies instead of 3-D TV/movies?


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• Is it difficult for your eyes to adjust back to normal after watching 3-D TV/movies? “Watching 3-D programming can unmask issues such as lazy eye, convergence insufficiency, poor focusing skills and other visual problems consumers might not have previously known existed,” said Dr. Dominick Maino, a Professor of Pediatrics/Binocular Vision at the Illinois College of Optometry's Illinois Eye Institute. “Research shows that up to 56 percent of those ages 18 to 38 have symptoms related to a binocular vision problem. It is important to know that studies also show optometric vision therapy can help alleviate these problems and make the experience of watching these movies more enjoyable.” Optometric vision therapy is a sequence of therapeutic procedures individually prescribed and monitored by an optometrist to develop efficient visual skills and processing. Following a comprehensive eye examination, the optometrist may prescribe vision therapy if the results of the exam indicate a need and if it is determined an appropriate treatment option for the patient. Optometric vision therapy re-educates the brain to achieve single, clear, comfortable, two-eyed vision that improves eye coordination, focusing and eye movement, ultimately enhancing the 3-D viewing experience. Julie Danielson, an optometric physician, is available by appointment at (541) 899-2020.


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by Kathleen Crawford & Angela Clague, Enrolled Agents
he Internal Revenue Service developed the concept of the tax gap as a way to gauge taxpayers’ compliance with their federal tax obligations. The tax gap measures the extent to which taxpayers do not file their tax returns and pay the correct tax on time. In an attempt to close the Tax Gap, one area of increased emphasis is the filing of information returns. One that concerns many small businesses is the 1099 MISC. The 1099 MISC is a form which should be sent out by businesses to service providers who are paid an amount annually of $600 or more for services (including parts for repair). The 1099 MISC needs to be sent to both individuals, and other businesses. There are a couple of exceptions. One is that if the service provider is incorporated, no 1099 is needed. The IRS had initially tried to expand reporting to include the owners of rental property. This was later repealed, unless the rental properties were being operated as a business venture. To further confuse matters, any expenses that are paid by credit card, should not be included in the 1099 MISC. The credit card company has a requirement to report this on a newly created form, the 1099K. The 1099 MISC needs to be mailed to the service provider before January 31st, 2012. There is specific information you will need, including the name, address, and TIN (Taxpayer identification number) which could be a business EIN, or a social security number for the recipient. This information should be recorded on a W9. There are also new penalties being imposed for noncompliance. There will be failure to file, and failure to furnish penalties, roughly approximating a total of $150 for each 1099 that should have been filed and furnished to payees. In addition, the business schedules for 2011 now ask if you are required to file 1099’s, and if you

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Soul Matters
by Kate Ingram, M.A.
In Praise Of Pleasantville
live Nowhere, exactly between Somewhere and Somewhere Else. This observation occurred to me during a walk last week. I have all sorts of splendid awarenesses during showers and walks and you, dear readers, get to share the wealth. If you’re reading this, odds are that you live Nowhere too, otherwise known as Jacksonville. What prompted my astute analysis was the comment, from two different people (one local) that Jacksonville is “nowhere,” as in, “You live in the middle of nowhere.” (Never mind Britt, the wine country, the National Historic Register.) Now I personally have lived Somewhere and Somewhere Else, spending a couple of decades in Chicago and Portland and San Francisco, places that elicit an odd respect when one speaks their names, as if they are more real and legitimate for their size. I enjoyed living in these places; it was fun and enlightening and certainly broadening. It was also quotidian and lonely and frustrating and all the sorts of other things that follow us around, perhaps because they are part of us, and not independent feelings at all. My brother, a confirmed San Franciscan, calls our little town “Pleasantville,” a moniker that hints at a quality of artifice. I thought about his sobriquet as I drove back into town over Bellinger Hill last week. It was a heavy, fog-laden day and most of my sight was obscured by the gray winter shroud. But as I hit the crest of the hill, a blue sky appeared precisely above Jacksonville, providing a crystalline backdrop to the courthouse tower with it’s flag waving, the town just below, and I smiled as I said aloud, “Pleasantville.” Friends used to ask me how I could live here, in such a small, remote place. My answer was always and remains, easy. It’s easy living here. That’s what I love about it. I love that “traffic” means waiting ten seconds at a stop sign. I love that the people at the market all know me, and that when I call Fernando for take-out he says, “the usual?” I love that when I forget my money at the Good Bean that I can pay them later and that I don’t need to lock my house when I leave. I love that deer and turkeys hang out in my yard and that we have a place like the Mustard Seed, where it feels good just being there, feels like you’re part of something. I had a breakfast spot in S.F. that I loved, but no one ever knew my name let alone remembered me or handed me a free iced tea when I stopped by to chat. There is an argument to be made for the availability of museums and good theater and restaurants found in more urban

Joyfull Living
by Louise Lavergne
Feel Your Feelings
t’s February and all the hearts everywhere inspire me to write about the relationship between our emotional and physical heart. There is more to a healthy heart than just diet and exercise. A study lead by author and cardiologist Ilan Wittstein, M.D showed that “sudden emotional stress can also result in severe but reversible heart muscle weakness that mimics a classic heart attack.” The impact of taking time to Making time to tend to the needs of our mind, feel what surfaces in our emotional body and spirit, on a regular basis, is one of the heart space can empower your life BEST PREVENTIVE medicines. and result in a happier and healthier heart. Many people don’t take the system and improve the function of your time to “feel” their feelings or they “stuff” nervous system. Start by taking just a few their emotions and that can cause serious minutes in the morning and at night to health problems, including depression. breathe, and write your thoughts down in In our fast-paced world, it is so easy to a journal. This simple practice can begin get swept up with getting things done. to open the door to your heart. We can always be “too busy” to deal Here is a great Meditation exercise with what is going on in our emotional that can help to clear you mind, release heart. One of my teachers, Yogi Bhajan, negativity and deepen your connection to called this modern world epidemic: your spirit and your authentic self: “cold depression.” It happens when 7 Wave Meditation: people become so busy, so wrapped up • Sit with hands together, resting with external demands, that they are thumbs on your breast bone insensitive to their internal needs and • Remembering to breathe slowly and disconnected from how they feel. They completely; allow the breath to come have lost connection to their spirit. They all the way down into the belly. don’t know they are depressed, they • Slow down the breath to 8 or 10 feel numb rather than overwhelmed by counts in; pause for 4 counts; exhale their emotions. Their “busyness” keeps slowly for 8 or 10 counts for about 3 them from feeling depressed. If they to 5 breaths. are tired they turn to caffeine or energy • Then vibrate the sound of “Sat” drinks. If they want to relax, they rely on (which means truth), then the sound alcohol or drugs. If they feel bad about “Nam” (which means your Name), themselves, they push the feelings away on your exhale. by getting busier, so they don’t have time • The first sound is long: SaaaaaaaaaT; for self-care. Doing things like volunteer imagine 6 waves coming up with the work gives them a good reason not to aaa sound. On each wave, carry the have time. There is nothing wrong with sound through the chakras, or energy being busy, and doing volunteer work is centers, beginning at the base of the wonderful, as is getting a lot done, but we spine at the rectum. need to create a balance. • Continue up to the second center, the Why is it so difficult for so many to genitals; the third center, the navel be in touch with their feelings? Men point; the fourth at the heart; the fifth have it the hardest. There is a lot of social at the throat; the sixth at the brow pressure—if a man shows his emotions, point at the forehead; he is seen as a weak person. Women are • End the exhale with “Nam” stressing expected to be emotional, at least once a the mmmm sound at the top of your month. But getting in touch with feelings head. Inhale slowly and start the isn’t just about being emotional and/or sound again up the spine. crying. The process I am talking about If you are not comfortable with these is allowing emotions to be felt, without sounds you can also use “I AM”. Use a diving into the “stories” to reenact the short "I", long "aaaaa" for the first 6 waves drama. If you have a surge of sadness, and end with "mmmm" for the seventh at you allow it. Don't try to fix it or figure the top of your head. it out, just give yourself the space and Establish a practice of 3 minutes a day time to reclaim your power to feel. and increase to 5, 7 and eventually 11 Again, don’t get into the story to relive a minutes…. The power of your intention challenging moment. Stay in the moment to take time for your internal well-being and let the emotions ease through you. will begin to transform how you navigate Don’t resist the urge to cry, allow it to your life. As you release the resistance pass through you like a gentle rain. 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environs. But ask urban dwellers how often they attend these offerings and the usual answer is that they almost never do; it’s a cliche. I still hope our museum will return, and some great new performers for Britt, and I still hold out hope that someone from Top Chef will choose Jacksonville to open his or her new wine country hot spot, but that’s icing on an already tasty cake. All this by way of saying that Pleasantville is not perfect, but it’s pretty great. The truth is, our little Nowhere is populated by escapees from Somewhere Else: really interesting, smart, talented people who design and make movies and write and run high tech businesses, people who chose to come here precisely because of its out-of-the-way location and because it’s charming and beautiful and peaceful. I am constantly delighted to discover the most amazing people here: talented professionals who sit down with you over coffee and make deals without contracts--my designer and editor included. I defy anyone to tell me that it’s a whole lot better Somewhere Else. Between the local talent and technology, living in Jacksonville is hardly living nowhere. Pleasantville: now with wi-fi access. The truth is that just about everyone wants to live in a community where they feel they belong, where they are known and even appreciated. That can be found in a city, where people tend to hover around their particular neighborhoods, but it’s far more likely to happen in a small town. Sometimes it’s good to be nowhere, where everyone knows your name, rather than somewhere, where you feel like nobody. It’s painfully easy, in this era of high tech-low touch, to become isolated and autonomous: living here goes a long way toward avoiding that pitfall. As a writer, it keeps me sane. A sense of community and a connection to nature are two vital components for well-being, components that are part and parcel of living Nowhere, a word that can also be read as Now-Here, as in, present, in the moment. A person doesn’t require a four-star restaurant to be happy (I remind myself), but everyone needs some degree of community and nature to be truly healthy. The definition of soulfulness it is that which is meaningful, moving and essential. It is the ground of being. Pleasantville, with it’s history and beauty and community is soulful in spades. Being Now Here in Nowhere is about as good as it gets. Kate Ingram, M.A. is a writer and professional counselor. To find out more about her work and her new book, please visit


Landscape - Cont'd. from Pg. 24 is creating privacy at the expense of creativity. Adding a row of evergreens will create privacy, but will it add year-round interest and color? Landscape designers have the plant knowledge and design skills to create a green ‘privacy screen’ using flowering shrubs, trees and fencing. Landscape designers do more than design. They can be hired for garden consultations for ideas on how to improve your landscape on your own, or contracted to produce a finished concept, complete with plans for hardscape, plantings, irrigation, plant maintenance specifications, lighting and more. Many designers are also available to manage your project, from getting competitive bids from qualified contractors to overseeing the implementation of the design to be sure it’s done right. You don’t have to complete the whole plan at once. A landscape can be designed to be installed in phases as time and money permit. Homeowners can decide which areas are most important and start from there. Take the first step to a dream garden. Having a beautiful landscape doesn’t have to mean back-breaking work for you or wondering if your plants will survive. With the help of a professional landscape designer, you can create a plan that will work for your landscape and for you. Michael Flaherty is the owner of Veridian Designs, a landscape design/build company specializing in sustainable, low maintenance residential design. Mr. Flaherty is a member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD), an international organization representing more than 1,400 landscape designers. For more information please visit Please see Veridian ad on page 35.

Notice to Parents of Graduating Seniors
Jacksonville Lions Club will be awarding $750 scholarships to two local graduating high school seniors who will be attending college full time, for the 2012/2013 school year. Applications from eligible students will be reviewed by members of the Jacksonville Lions Club and the awards will be made on the basis of academic improvement, participation in school and community activities and financial need. Priority will be given to any students who have significant sight or hearing impairment. The deadline for submitting applications is April 30th, 2012. Full details of the program including eligibility requirements and the application procedure will be available at local high schools or from Lions Jack Pfeifer at 541-857-8576 or Nick Nichols 541-779-2980.

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Sterling Mine Ditch Trail: Some Historical Perspective by Joy Rogalla
A sunny fall Saturday in October was opening. Some Siskiyou Upland Trail the perfect day for a hike on a portion Association (SUTA) participants who have of the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail (SMDT) spent time recently maintaining the trail to learn more about its history. As part were surprised to learn that we’ve walked of Oregon’s Archaeology Celebration, and worked by some of these features many Lisa Brennan-Rice, a Bureau of Land times and really didn’t notice them for what Management Cultural Specialist, led they are, so we were very glad to have the a group of hikers and shared some of opportunity to walk, talk, and learn to look the natural and cultural history of the at the trail from a different perspective. ditch. At the trailhead, Lisa displayed To follow up and learn more about the some interesting photos taken of local ditch and local history, SUTA is planning gold mining and of the ditch during its to host a Sterling Mine Ditch history night construction in the late 1870s, along with at the Jacksonville Library on March 8th artifacts from that at 6PM to both era. As we hiked share and gather along the trail she more information told stories that about the prompted some SMD’s history. lively discussion We would about what it love to share must have been information like to dig the and discuss the ditch and work fascinating story in the Sterling or of this local other local mines piece of history, in the late 1800’s Lisa Brennan of the Medford District BLM pointing and hear from and early 1900’s. local residents out a drill hole in a rock outcrop along the ditch. Imagine digging who have stories a 26.5 mile long ditch through steep, or photos of the Sterling Mine Ditch and heavily wooded, and rocky areas by hand associated mining activities. Our goal is to in six months! No backhoes or chainsaws collect as much historical information as we to help. An estimated 400 hundred can so we can write up its history for use workers constructed the ditch – and all for in both a brochure for people to take with a total cost of $70,000. A long-time local them while walking along the ditch and to resident, Chant Thomas, also came along create interpretative signs at key historical for part of the hike and shared some of features of the ditch. More information is the stories he’s gathered from ‘old-timers’ available on SUTA’s website: in the area about life in the Applegate, as well as some details about how the ditch Other SUTA activities over the summer was used and operated. The history and and fall of 2011 were to continue finediscussions illustrated just how much tuning the trail routes to connect the mining has shaped both the physical and SMDT to the proposed Jack-Ash Trail, cultural landscape of our area. Pointing as well as the route for the Jack-Ash trail out and talking about features such as itself. We’re getting close to completing the remnants of wooden flumes used to that effort and will continue to work with carry water across deep gullies, the tunnel BLM to determine the next steps needed that was hand dug at the top of Tunnel to move forward. We’ve also begun our Ridge, drill holes where explosives were third annual winter and spring volunteer used to blast away rock along the ditch, maintenance parties on the SMDT. These beautifully constructed rock walls, and half-day work parties began on January speculation about how the ditch location 14th, and additional days are planned for was surveyed accurately enough to February 4th and 26th, March 17th, and result in an overall elevation difference April 14th. These work parties are a great of only 200 feet from beginning to end, opportunity for individuals, families, or emphasized the physical and engineering groups such as scout troops or schools feat that was required to construct the to come out and enjoy a hike on this ditch. The accounts about how the ditch spectacular trail, learn more about local was maintained by headgates that could history and natural resources, gain some be opened or closed to direct water down trail maintenance skills, meet some fun natural drainages to flush debris out and interesting neighbors, and contribute of the ditch explain some of the deeply to the effort needed to keep this eroded gullies that we observe today. community trail open and accessible. We Other historical tidbits, such as a photo encourage those who have participated of a cabin near the current Tunnel Ridge in the past, as well as new participants trailhead that one of Al Capone’s men to join us. Maintenance work party dates used to live in, and photos of the Sterling and details are also posted on the SUTA Mine during its heyday of hydraulic website, so be sure to check for updates. mining were informative as well as eye-

Hey Steve, What’s it Worth?
by Steven Wall
n the 1997 film “Donny Brasco,” Al Pacino, playing a mafia hood, walks into a New York bar and approaches Brasco, the jewel thief/fence, played by Johnny Depp. Pacino pulls a ring out of a handkerchief and hands it to Brasco, asking him if he can “fence” it. Depp glances at the ring briefly, then looks at Pacino while handing him the ring back. “It’s a fagazi,” he says. A fagazi? A fagazi, a fake, forgery, fraud, imposter, bogus, dupe, sham… all names for an imitation of the real thing for the sake of, what else, financial gain. Whether it’s dollar bills, paintings or concert tickets, if there’s money to be made by selling someone an imitation, forgeries will exist. Some experts say up to 40% of the art market is filled with forgeries. The Royal Ontario Museum has admitted that 50% of their Central American Zapotec Collection are fakes. Ebay routinely removes listings of autographed photos of famous figures for possible fraud. Perhaps the greatest single con artist and forger in the art world was the infamous Elmyr de Hory of Ibiza, Spain. His career spanned decades of forging many of the world’s great artist’s, including Picasso, Matisse and Modigliani. Elmyr, a talented artist in his own right, began his forging career in the 1940’s when he sold a drawing to a “friend” who believed it was a Picasso. This launched a notorious career comprising the creation of up to a thousand forgeries of the modern masters, many of which were purchased by museums and fine private collections. The quality of Elmyr’s work was so superb that it passed the close inspection of many of the world’s great art experts. Mr. de Hory passed away in 1967, yet his art remains. Ironically, many of the forgeries, once discovered, are now bringing in tens of thousands of dollars at auctions! Coins are another favorite market for the forgers, as is evidenced by the fact that since 2008, there has been a huge influx of fake US mint silver coins from China. These pre-1950 coins, many of which have been sold on Ebay, are of extremely high counterfeit quality and are being circulated throughout the United States. In China, it is not illegal


The Real Deal
to produce replicas, it’s only illegal to sell them as the real thing. Well you can guess how far that goes! Let’s not forget high-end watches. Timepieces by such notables as Rolex, Bruget and Patek Phillipe have been copied for decades. We can all picture the image of the man on the sidewalk in NY in a long trench coat as he opens the coat to reveal a plethora of watches, all highend, and “genuine!” So how can we be sure when we buy an antique or collectible that we are buying the genuine article or getting a fugazi? Experts examine many examples of the genuine article and certain characteristics can be identified to determine authenticity. Tangibles such as patina, materials of construction and wear may give clues to the expert. Provenence also plays a role in confirming authenticity, but recognize that antiques have been faked throughout the centuries and a 200 year old imposter may look 300 years old. Additionally, there are forensics available today which help to determine age of artifacts. Black lights may be used to check paintings to determine the existence of phosphorus in the paint. Many paints today contain phosphors that will glow under ultraviolet light, while most older paints do not. Law enforcement officers can use black lights to identify counterfeit money, too. The United States and many other countries include an invisible fluorescent strip in their larger bills that only show up under a black light. Radiography is used to determine material composition and dendrochronology may be used to recognize the age of woods used in sculpture, paintings, etc. If an item is represented as being 500 years old, but the wood it is made from is 400 years old, then we know it is misrepresented. So, as a layperson, how are you able to tell the real deal when experts can be fooled by an excellent fake? The best rule of thumb is to know your source. Having confidence about who and where an item comes from offers some protection and can help rule out fakes. And, if concerned about authenticity, you should always have the item examined by an expert. Steve Wall lives in Jacksonville and is the owner of Wall Auctioneers. He can be reached at 541-261-4103 or

“Occupy California Street” Protest Movement Arrives in Jacksonville by David L. Bylund
Nine individuals quietly gathered along the white picket fence at the front of the Reams house this last Sunday Morning. They were very orderly and seemed to reluctantly begin the protest. It was very unclear as to the protest purpose or who the leader was but after some moments delay one cautiously ventured onto East California Street. After spotting a car approaching rapidly, the leader quickly retreated to the drainage ditch. The car had slowed but not stopped. The leader’s courage was built up again and after turning to make sure that a few of the others were following, a group left the ditch and slowly ventured to the middle of the street. Traffic slowed and stopped from both directions with several of the normally speeding vehicles in each direction drawn to a complete halt. The small group of the first four boldest protestors had made their point and proceeded to cross the street, releasing the stopped traffic. This success encouraged the others who had waited behind. They slowly and deliberately proceeded to the street. Again traffic was successfully halted. They too just took their time in finishing the street crossing to join the others. They all joined on the opposite pedestrian path and surprisingly ended the protest by proceeding west toward downtown, having apparently been completely satisfied with their triumph over traffic. Not a feather had been lost. The Jacksonville turkeys had delivered their message as clearly as the presence of one of our local constables.

Wine Tasting Room Expert Coming to Southern Oregon
The Rogue Valley Winegrowers Association (RVWA) will present an "Operating a Successful Tasting Room" seminar on Tuesday, March 6, 9:00am to 3:00pm at the OSU/Jackson County Extension Service Auditorium, 569 Hanley Road in Central Point. The session is designed for people who own or work in a tasting room and those thinking about starting or re-designing one. Speaker Craig Root of St. Helena, California has more than 30 years of experience working with wine tasting rooms, first as a successful manager then for the past 17 years as a consultant. In his consulting practice, Root has helped to create 60+ new tasting rooms and 100 wine clubs throughout North America. Also, he has analyzed, advised and improved dozens of current operations. Root will cover these topics and more: • Wine tasting room design, effective management and operation • The links between customer service and profitable sales • Secrets of wine club success • Acquisition, display and sales of nonwine items • Avoiding theft and dealing with difficult situations in the tasting room Root is the only person who lectures on Tasting Room Design and Management at the University of California-Davis. He has spoken at the Wine Industry Symposium, Sonoma State University, the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, Wine Tech Grape Tech and Women for WineSense, and in many other venues. Root also works the floor the first Saturday of every month at a busy California tasting room–and averages one wine club sign-up and tour per shift. This ongoing experience helps Root stay in close touch with ever-changing customer preferences. Seating is limited to 50 and registration deadline is February 15. Cost for the seminar, which includes lunch, is $40 for current RVWA members and $50 for non-members. For more information or to register, contact Marilyn Hawkins at (541) 552-9922 or

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How to Prevent Animal Abuse

Kelly Quaid

by Robert Casserly, Executive Director Sanctuary One at Double Oak Farm
Southern Oregon is widely regarded as one of the most animal-friendly areas in the country. Life is pretty good here for most house pets, farm animals, and wildlife. People here tend to adopt a homeless pet instead of buying them; we have more organic family farms in the area than horrific factory farms; wildlife habitat is abundant; and by and large, people around here seem to genuinely care about animals. That’s something to be proud of. But as they say, pride goes before the fall. The fall I am referring to is the story of a stray cat named Meshach which you may have read about in the newspaper or seen on a local TV news report. His story is a cautionary tale that warns us of the dangers of becoming complacent about how we treat the animals we share our lives with. To recap the basic facts, on December 22 a family in Eagle Point, Ore. called Jackson County Animal Care & Control for help. A friendly stray cat that had been seen wandering around the family’s neighborhood for weeks suddenly showed up on their doorstep suffering from severe burns around his eyes, ears, and underneath his tail. The victim was immediately transported to Best Friends Animal Hospital in Talent, Ore. for emergency medical treatment. The staff there said it appeared that the orange tabby had been doused with a flammable liquid and then ignited. Even though the staff at the Best Friends frequently deals with seriously injured animals, the condition of the cat reduced many of them to tears. Sansa Collins, animal care manager at Sanctuary One, was at the hospital when the cat arrived. “Bad as the cat looked, which was horrible,” she said, “the stench of burnt flesh and hair was the worst part. I’ll never forget that smell – it was the smell of evil.” The hospital staff named the tabby Meshach (pronounced mee-shack), after a story in the Book of Daniel where divine intervention saved three devout young men from being burnt alive. The burns on Meshach’s face were so extensive it was feared he would be blind, but almost miraculously his vision is unaffected. However, his ears were so badly burnt they required multiple surgeries. It is unclear what other challenges Meshach will face on his road to recovery, but Sanctuary One will provide a safe, loving home for Meshach to ensure he gets all the medical attention and therapy he needs to regain his physical and mental health. On January 3, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department launched an investigation into Meshach’s case to determine the cause of his injuries and whether or not a crime was committed. Even if you don’t have soft spot for animals, you should care that potential animal abuse cases are investigated to determine whether or not it was an accident, because countless studies in psychology, sociology, and criminology have demonstrated that violent offenders frequently have childhood and adolescent histories of serious and repeated animal cruelty. The FBI has recognized the connection since the 1970s, when its analysis of the lives of serial killers suggested that most had killed or tortured animals as children. Other research has shown consistent patterns of animal cruelty among perpetrators of other forms of violence, including child abuse, spousal abuse, and elder abuse. In fact, the American Psychiatric Association considers animal cruelty one of the diagnostic criteria of conduct disorder. What can you do to prevent animal abuse? Here are four things all of us can do to make a difference. 1. If you see an animal being abused, report it. Call 911 if an animal’s life is in immediate danger, otherwise a good place to start is to call the Jackson County Sherriff’s Department at 541.774.6800. 2. Get to know and look out for the animals in your neighborhood. By being aware, you're more likely to notice abuse. Endangered animals can’t speak up for themselves, so sometimes we have to do it for them. 3. Support your local animal shelter, humane society, spay/neuter group, or a multi-species animal haven like Sanctuary One. Any amount you can afford to give will be appreciated. If you can’t afford to donate, volunteer help can be just as valuable. 4. And most importantly, be a good role model. If you have house pets or farm animals, be sure to always show them the love and good care they deserve. This includes talking to your kids about how to treat animals with respect. If you need help, contact us to make an appointment for a fun and educational tour of Sanctuary One. We love teaching people of all ages how to be kind to animals. For more information, visit Sanctuary One on the Web at, or call 541.899.8627.

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Reading a pet food label can be more challenging than it may seem. This interactive session will go over how to read labels in order to understand what we are feeding our pets. Presented by Dr. Christopher Lee, DVM CVLS and Angie Price, BS, CVT, VTS on Thursday, February 2nd at 5:00pm at Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital. Space is limited. Please RSVP by Friday, January 27th. 541-899-1081. Food and drink will be provided.

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My Bed Friend
appy New Year Everyone! Here’s to a wonderful 2012 for all of us! So, my folks think I need a boyfriend. Apparently it has to do with me and my bed. Let me explain…I have a nice dog bed that stays in the car for me when I get to go for rides in the back of the SUVs. It’s a fairly large bed, with a bolster raised back and sides—this is especially nice to keep me from rolling around in the back of the car. I have had the bed my whole life, but recently I have developed a more, well, intimate relationship with it, shall we say. When I get into the car—and I am proud to say, I have actually been jumping into the car. For those who know about my hip history, you’ll understand that this is a big deal. Anyway, I digress. When I leap in the car, I immediately try to, well, “hug” my bed with passion. This is apparently very humorous for my folks (as is pretty much everything I do). When we went to Brookings a few months ago, they brought THE BED inside the house, so I would have a place to sleep. Well, I was so excited. I spent the entire evening circling my wonderfully friendly bed, grabbing the bolster in my teeth and giving it some good ‘ole lovin’! So now, they think I need a boyfriend.


What’s interesting is that I have another bed in my bedroom at home, and I don’t have the same feelings for it at all. I sleep on it, but that’s it. The OTHER BED just brings out this “affectionate” behavior. My mom thinks maybe I’m a little verklempt, others say because I’m a dominant female, it’s a power thing. Whatever the reason, I have fun…and isn’t THAT the most important thing?!

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Paws for Thought
by Dr. Tami Rogers
Keep the Chocolate to Yourself
LOVE chocolate! In fact, if I had my way, it would be its own food group requiring ingestion of at least 3-4 servings per day. And, I admit, that I am a bit of a chocolate snob. Hershey’s just doesn’t cut it, I like the dark fancy stuff! Thankfully there are some health benefits to dark chocolate so I can justify my consumption level just a bit. The holidays are perfect for me because chocolate is everywhere! Thankfully, I think many of our clients share my love of chocolate so we had an abundance of it around the clinic (many, many thanks to you!). It was obvious that we were not the only place with chocolate overload. In fact, we had multiple pets ingest their fair share and unfortunately, dogs (and cats) don’t reap the same health benefits as humans do. One little hound dog decided to ingest a whole pound of chocolate that was still in its wrapper! He really deserved it though as he first had to extract it from a decoratively wrapped box that was inside of a zipped-up purse! That little guy was pretty sick and thankfully his owner brought him in for treatment. My personal favorite had to be the two little partners in crime who decided to share an entire box of brownie bites (we estimated about forty-five in total)! Those little piggies were pretty proud of themselves until we made them return the brownies in the form of vomit! Fortyfive brownies makes for a lot of vomit, but thankfully it doesn’t smell too bad! For our pets, chocolate is fatally toxic if enough is ingested. And for our pets, the darker the chocolate, the more dangerous it is (bittersweet and unsweetened baking chocolate being the worst). Here is why: There are two components of chocolate, caffeine and theobromine, which make it toxic. These compounds are methylated xanthine alkaloids (and my rule of thumb, if it is difficult to pronounce, it can’t be good for you). These compounds are common in many foods and beverages and are of plant origin. These compounds

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have several effects in common, including stimulation of the central nervous system and stimulation of cardiac (heart) muscle, as well as others. As a result, symptoms of toxicity include excitement, nervousness, trembling, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive thirst and urination, muscle spasms, and seizures. As I mentioned above, chocolate ingestion can be fatal. However, like all toxins, it is dose and type related. Meaning, if your 90 pound Labrador eats ten milk chocolate Hershey’s kisses, most likely everything will be okay. However, if that same dog ingests a full bag of Harry and David dark chocolate truffles, the story is completely different. So, what can we do if your dog decides to overindulge? First, if ingestion has occurred recently (like the two pugs caught eating the brownies) we get the pleasure of making them vomit. The problem with chocolate is that it likes to form a gooey ball in the stomach and as a result can take a really long time to digest, making the animal susceptible to its effects for 72 hours or more. Because of this, we usually follow by giving a substance called activated charcoal, which helps absorb the toxins that have already passed into the intestines and were not removed by vomiting. Unfortunately, many dogs are not caught in the act, and owners find the evidence hours later. For these animals we still take the same approach and we may keep them for observation or start them on IV fluid therapy if they are starting to show clinical signs like muscle tremors or a rapid heart rate. Bottom line is this… you aren’t being stingy by not sharing your chocolate with your dogs/cats. If you know or suspect that your pet has ingested chocolate, don’t wait! Call your veterinarian immediately or even better, head down so treatment can be initiated. Dr. Rogers can be reached at the Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital at 541-899-1081.

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The Review welcomes Terry Weathers and Chris Baldasaro who relocated to Jacksonville from Bend Oregon in September 2011 to open Rogue Valley Pet. The new store is a premium pet food and supply store carrying a full compliment of innovative toys, treats and foods for our beloved cats and dogs! “At Rogue Valley Pet,” Terry says, “We believe that family pets deserve the best choices that their owners can offer them. Whether it's working with a dog with a severe food allergy, fitting a no-pull harness, finding a toy that will hold up well, or getting ideas and information on local trainers, boarding kennels, Veterinarians and shelters, our staff at Rogue Valley Pet is here to answer questions!” In keeping with the buy-local theme, Rogue Valley Pet focuses on providing American and Oregon-made products whenever possible. “We believe in putting our customers first and taking the time to build long lasting relationships,” adds Chris. Chris worked as the buyer and trainer for twelve years at Bend Pet Express in Bend Oregon and has a Bachelor's degree in Biology. Terry has been successful in many types of sales positions and started out as a hop grower from Keizer, Oregon where much of his family still farms today. Chris enjoys jogging with his Boxer, Scarlet, through the rolling countryside of Jacksonville and the Victorian architecture. “The quaint country roads remind me of historical old towns in Massachusetts where I grew up,” he says. Terry enjoys his morning coffees at the Good Bean & Pony Espresso and says he’s looking forward to planning some white water rafting trips on the Rogue River this summer with his daughters, Joslin & Noelle. For more information about Rogue Valley Pet, call 541-857-5000.

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Council Adopts New Email and Internet Policies
In an effort to be as transparent as possible, the City Council adopted new policies regarding the use of email for members of the City Council, Planning Commission, HARC and Budget Committee. Effective January 1, 2012, all members must use the email addresses below when communicating via email on city business. All emails will automatically be archived on the city’s CiTY COUNCiL EMAiLS Paul Becker – Mayor Paul Hayes – Councilor Christina Duane – Councilor David Jesser – Councilor Donna Schatz – Councilor Jim Lewis – Councilor Dan Winterburn – Councilor BUDGET COMMiTTEE EMAiLS Larry Smith John Roberts Rick Murdoch David Thompson – Chair Linda Graham Nancy O’Connell John McCulley PLANNiNG COMMiSSiON EMAiLS David Jesser – Council liaison Criss Garcia Owen Jurling David Britt Nathan Broom – Chair Ron Moore Roger Thom Art Krueger HARC EMAiLS Christina Duane – Council Liaison Donna Bowen Trish Murdoch Sally Melgard Penni Viets Gary Collins – Chair Art Krueger – PC Representative server in accordance with state-mandated Public Records Laws. Furthermore, no use of blind courtesy copy (BCC) emails may be used and no use of personal email is permitted for city business. In the event email is received on a personal email address, those emails are required to be sent by the recipient to his/her city-approved email address before being opened.

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Hooray for Jacksonville Residents
It was another stellar year for food collections in Jacksonville and the Applegate pantry and Access thank you for your generosity. The Applegate food pantry located behind the Ruch School serves families in need from Jacksonville to the borders of Josephine County. The pantry operates on Thursdays between 3pm and 4:30pm, unless there is a school holiday. The numbers of families in need have been ever-increasing and we are especially grateful for your donations. Since my husband and I have taken over running the food bank, we find that it is a rare week that we see less than 30 families looking for help. The local community has been great in helping out as far as volunteers go but we are always looking for more "younger" help. We are in our 60's and could occasionally use some lifting help. If you feel so inclined, please call Arlene or Claude at 541 846-0380. In addition to donations of food we can always use donations of money that we use to purchase food at greatly reduced prices through Access. You can send your donations to Arlene & Claude Aron, 1684 Humbug Creek Road Jacksonville Or 97530 or call us to arrange food pickups The check should be made out to Applegate Access. The spirit of community is strong in Jacksonville. Arlene & Claude Aron and all the local volunteers say "hooray for Jacksonville"!


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Electricity 101 and Winter Weather
With winter officially here, please remember to use extreme caution around downed wires, trees and tree limbs. Heavy snow, wet weather and wind are the main causes that uproot trees and are the culprits in downed lines that pose major threats to those walking or driving nearby. Downed wires can be “hot” and even though the fuses on lines will blow when they are grounded, they can remain energized. Always assume that any wire on the ground is energized, regardless if it is a power, telephone, cable or fiber optic line. Communication lines can be energized from other locations as a result of the same accident. In a recent accident involving fallen trees and power lines, the current continued running for twenty minutes at 7200 volts and burnedup the phone system for two blocks. Never approach any line–stay back as far as possible and keep others at a safe distance. Electricity always takes the route of least resistance and the human body makes a good conductor! When you get close to downed wires, electricity will track through the body, not the ground. The same holds true when power poles and lines are downed in traffic accidents, structure fires and crane contacts. The best thing to do is to stay clear, call 911 and let the professionals with the tools and training deal with the hazard! Marc Zurcher, Jacksonville Line Foreman & Electrical Safety Instructor

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