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n our ongoing effort to publicize Jacksonville events and shine a brighter spotlight on our advertising supporters, the Review will be installing a new digital kiosk in the heart of the historic core. Located in the Beekman Bank lobby at California & 3rd Streets, the kiosk will feature a 26” glass screen, and will function much like a large iPad screen. The stand-alone kiosk will be accessible from early morning until 10pm. The kiosk concept had been floated years ago but never came to fruition. In late 2011, the Review decided the project offered a direct benefit to our readers and advertising clients and then “leased” the bank space. Approval to do so came from the Jacksonville Heritage Society in cooperation with the Southern Oregon Historical Society and Jackson County, all of whom enthusiastically supported our efforts. At that time, Jacksonville city officials were also consulted to ensure the project complied with city codes and ordinances. Touch screen technology has advanced in recent years,


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City Council Regular Sessions, February 7 & 21, 2012: Mayor Paul Becker welcomed Jackson County Commissioner Don Skundrick to the 2/7 meeting to announce a series of 15 County-wide town hall meetings. The Jacksonville meeting will be held on Thursday, May 10 at 6:30 pm. See article page 7. Council approved the appointment of Planning Commissioner Owen Jurling as the liaison to HARC— the Historic Architectural Control Commission. Council was notified that Trish Murdoch will serve as HARC Chair with Donna Bowen as Vice Chair in 2012. Council enthusiastically supported an update to the City’s EOP—Emergency Operations Plan that will utilize the First Presbyterian Church and the Calvary Church as emergency shelters in the event of natural disaster. See article on page 7. Due to the resignations of Hubert Smith (Public Safety Committee), Art Krueger (Planning Commission) and Sally Melgard (HARC), there are several vacancies to fill. All parties interested in serving the city in these volunteer posts are encouraged to apply at City Hall. After a recommendation by Fire Chief Hull, Council approved a hiring list of ten potential candidates to fill the current full time firefighter vacancy. All candidates passed both the physical and written exams held in late January, 2012 and are considered in good standing for 18 months. Council agreed to expend $40,000 to employ Seattle Northwest to assist the city in refinancing upwards of $2.73M in outstanding general obligation water bonds which will cut 11 years from the repayment cycle and save taxpayers more than $1.5M in interest expenses. Parks Committee, February 8: Sandy Metwally, a representative of the Jacksonville Elementary School PTO gave a presentation about the “Playground Project” to replace the majority of playground equipment recently removed. The removal occurred in January after being deemed “unsafe and unsuitable” for students by local and state agencies. The Medford 549 School District does not have funds to replace the equipment but has offered to pay for re-mulching the playground area in the future. A PTO drive to raise upwards of $150,000 has been launched to purchase new equipment from “Playcraft,” a Grants Pass firm. Playcraft has replaced/installed playgrounds at Jacksonville’s Doc Griffin Park, Nunan Square Park and Pheasant Meadows Park and several Jackson County Parks. After the presentation, Parks Committee member Joyce Coleman moved to forward a recommendation to the City Council to approve a $10,000 expenditure for replacement purposes from city money already set-aside in the Parks SDC fund. The entire committee backed the motion. However, at its 2/21 meeting, the Council agreed to the request with the exception of Councilors Paul Hayes and Dan Winterburn who objected. Later, the funding was approved by passage of Resolution 1087. In other Parks Committee business, the members forwarded a recommendation to council to rename the Britt Gardens the “Peter Britt Park,” following a presentation by Boosters Club President Steve Casaleggio and Boosters Foundation President Rob Buerk. At its 2/21 meeting, the Council denied the City Snapshot - Cont'd on Pg. 6

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A Few Minutes with the Mayor
by Paul Becker
t eighty-two, this mayor is acutely aware of the differences between generations. In my youth, I saw anyone over thirty as an “old fogy” and unwilling to change with the times. Now, being one of those “old fogies,” I understand both sides, fully realizing the perspective that wellmeaning, enthusiastic progressives bring to any dialogue, which understanding brings me to the subject at hand, something all generations can agree on: the importance of our heritage as a historic treasure. If that is true, then there should be no disagreement concerning the importance of HARC and its role in our city’s governance. (HARC: Historic Architectural Review Commission) I say this because from time-totime there does seem to surface some frustration on the part of citizens who either do not understand the importance of HARC, or who feel emphasis on any associated historical significance tends to pre-empt the energy needed for some development or activity they feel important. Let’s take a look at one such example in recent years… the growth of the wine industry. There may be those who doubt the economic viability of such an enterprise, but consider the significant number of entrepreneurs willing to invest their time and money in vineyards and retail outlets. Given the potential impact on local employment, increased tax revenues for local government, and increased tourism, success in these efforts would certainly be beneficial to our entire community. Even so, such development in no way diminishes neither the value nor the importance that HARC brings to Jacksonville. Thus, would it not behoove the city and its citizens, to emphasize and support HARC. No one can argue that our charming, historic setting is what provides our developing wine industry with an advantage over neighboring communities. City Snapshot - Cont'd from Pg. 5 request, agreeing instead to rename the area "The Peter Britt Gardens." Lastly, Tom Fischer tendered his resignation from the Parks Committee, citing a heavy work load and family commitments, leaving a vacancy on the committee. At its 2/21 meeting, the council accepted the resignation after expressing its sincere thanks to Mr. Fischer for years of community service.

From the Firehouse to Your House
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Your Career as a Firefighter is Just One Good Performance Test Away
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On the Importance of HARC
I make this observation because, even as I write this, HARC is undergoing a crucial transformation. Gary Collins, who served with distinction as Chair, has been succeeded by Trish Murdoch. Donna Bowen has joined HARC and Owen Jurling has been chosen as liason between HARC and the Planning Commission, a position previously held by Art Krueger. Finally, Sally Melgard has retired from HARC after years of distinguished service. These are fundamental changes, but, to quote a cultural epithet: “Wait there’s more.” An even greater change is about to take place. HARC’s duties are delineated in Title 18 of the Jacksonville Municipal Code. However, Title 18 has not served the HARC body well at all in recent years. That is about to change! Under the auspices of Planning, HARC, Administration, the City Council, and your Mayor, Title 18 will be rewritten, thereby correcting some serious deficiencies that impede HARC from fulfilling its primary task: protecting irreplaceable historic sites and structures. Look around and you see the failure of Title 18 evidenced by a historic building that should never have been allowed to have an even bigger building attached to it… and it should never have been moved in order to accommodate changes. Yet HARC has been unable to prevent destruction of this nature to our historic buildings because Title 18 failed in this regard. Regardless of anything else, the most important item on this year’s council agenda, are these impending code changes. These critical changes will give HARC teeth in its designated task of protecting our city’s priceless heritage. With such a daunting task fulfilled, the charm of the past will endure for our children and grandchildren, and a sound and healthy climate remains for our business community and muchneeded and welcome tourism.

hinking about becoming a fire fighter? Well, before you storm that burning building on your first rescue, you'll need to take the Firefighter's Entry Exam. This exam is probably one of the most important and challenging tests you will ever take in your professional career. But don't worry, just as every successful rescue begins with a plan of action, you'll ace the firefighter's entry exam after researching the topics and questions you’ll face. Why Do So Many People Fail The Firefighter's Entry Exam? The #1 reason so many would-be firefighters fail the entry exam is because they have not adequately prepared for it. And most fail because they think the exam is little more than an aptitude test and that you can't really study for it. The truth is, the firefighter's entry exam requires a lot more consideration to adequately prepare yourself for it. The entry-level, written examination has been used and validated by fire departments across the country, and said to provide the most powerful selection process possible. It incorporates research on multiple intelligence and conditional reasoning topics as well as a broader range of job-related abilities. While most entry-level written tests simply measure cognitive (knowledge) skills,


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HARC, February 22: Construction of a detached, single car garage was approved at 180 N. Oregon Street (Plymale Cottage) to be built on an existing gravel drive and parking area. Britt Festivals was granted relief from setback standards, allowing for the longdesired replacement of aging and unsightly chain-link fencing along Fir Street on the south side of the grounds. The new 6’ fence will follow the existing chain link fence line and be constructed of cedar.

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CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, March 6, 6:00pm (OCH) PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, March 8, 6:00pm (OCH) CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, March 20, 6:00pm (OCH) TRANSIENT LODGING TAX COMMITTEE: Friday, March 16, 3pm (OCH) HARC HEARING OFFICER: Wednesday, March 21, 10:00am (OCH) HARC: Wednesday, March 21, 6pm (OCH) 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

Abandoned Vehicle - 1 Alarm - 10 Animal Complaint - 6 Assist - Medical - 14 Assist - Other Government Agency - 5 Assist - Other Law Enforcement Agencies - 26 Assist - Public - 26 Burglary - 2 City Ordinance - 7 Civil - 4 Criminal Mischief - 2 Disorderly Conduct (DOC) - 1 Disturbance/Noise - 1 Domestic Disturbance - 4

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In Case of Disaster…Go to Church!
If a major earthquake struck the area and closed Interstate 5 or a wild land fire raged out of control, chances are pretty good that Jacksonville would need to take care of itself for at least 72 hours before local and state help arrived. This concept is the guiding force behind Fire Chief Hull’s recent update to Jacksonville’s EOP— Emergency Operations Plan. Currently, all city department heads and scores of volunteers are preparing for such an event, including the police, fire, planning, public works and CERT (Community Emergency Response Team.) Taking Hull’s advice, Council has formally named the Jacksonville Calvary Church and the First Presbyterian Church as “Emergency Shelters”—the places the public should go in case they are forced to evacuate their homes. Hull noted the shelters are a critical community resource in the event of disaster and will serve as staging areas until outside help arrives from FEMA or the Red Cross. The shelters will act as temporary housing and provide meals, as well. Jerry Mathern, a representative from the Presbyterian Church was on-hand to discuss his church’s participation in the plan. He noted that the Calvary Church’s smaller rooms would likely handle smaller groups and families while the larger Presbyterian Church could serve several hundred residents. Both facilities would likely handle medical needs. However, with its new, $100,000 kitchen facilities, the Presbyterian Church would serve as the main hub from which meals were prepared and distributed throughout the community. He stated that the kitchen would prepare meals that would also be sent to other area shelters. Mathern noted that his church has been raising funds for five years and has developed a relief fund to purchase and prepare emergency food. Mathern reiterated the point that a natural disaster was not a matter of “if,” but “when,” pointing to a tornado that swept through a small Oregon town near Salem last year. Councilor Jim Lewis, who serves on the Jackson County Emergency Communications Commission (911 emergency services) congratulated Mathern and his congregation for taking the lead and spearheading the shelter effort. Before making the motion to accept both churches into the Emergency Op’s Plan, Lewis reminded the audience that if an earthquake takes out a portion of Interstate 5, it will be some time before help arrives and it’s important to be prepared.

Town Hall Meeting with County Commissioner Skundrick Coming In May!
Jackson County Commissioner Don Skundrick has become a familiar face at Jacksonville’s City Council meetings. In 2011, he was the only Jackson County Commissioner to make an appearance at a Jacksonville City Council meeting— something he did four times in order to experience what was happening at the local level. On February 7, Skundrick announced that he’s launched a series of monthly town hall-style meetings at each of the 15 County library locations. The intent of the monthly meetings, he said, is to hear from the citizens and discuss Countyrelated matters in a relaxed atmosphere. The commissioner noted that because the 9:00am County Commission meetings at the Jackson County offices were not always convenient for the citizens, he was bringing the town hall-style meetings to them. The effort to reach-out received a well-deserved round of applause and has the full support of every mayor in the County. The Jacksonville Town Hall meeting will take place on Thursday, May 10 at 6:30pm at the Naversen Room at the Jacksonville Library. Commissioner Skundrick reflected that the first town hall meeting in early February in Shady Cove went well and lasted until 8:15pm, later than he expected. He noted that it was a great forum with great questions and that it showed just how interested the public was in discussing issues face-to-face with their elected officials.

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The scheduled town hall meetings scheduled thus far: • Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at Gold Hill Branch Library 6:30pm. • Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Eagle Point Branch Library 6:30pm. • Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at Applegate Branch Library 6:30pm. • Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Jacksonville Branch Library 6:30pm.

Jacksonville Police Department Goes High Tech to Search for Missing Children
Jacksonville Police Department Chief David Towe has formalized an agreement with the A Child Is Missing Alert Program that has led to a high tech method now in place to search locally for missing children, missing elderly (often with Alzheimer’s), college students, and missing persons who may be mentally or physically challenged or disabled. Effective March 1, 2012, upon receipt of missing persons calls—the Jacksonville police department will make its first phone call to a toll-free number that rings in Fort Lauderdale, Florida—the national headquarters of the A Child Is Missing Alert Program. The call, answered 24/7/365 by an Information and Mapping Technician, initiates a rapid process of information gathering and use of sophisticated mapping systems. A Child Is Missing then launches potentially thousands of calls within minutes with an alert message detailing the missing person’s description, last known whereabouts, and pertinent information. This alert message will also include a Jacksonville Police Department phone number for use by anyone with information relating to the missing person. This program is a free service to law enforcement. Jacksonville Police Department officials will evaluate each potential activation of the A Child Is Missing Alert Program to ensure the application is appropriate to the case and to ensure the system is optimally used. Policies, procedures, and employee training will also guide the most efficient and effective use of this Alert Program. Phone numbers that are called by this program include listed numbers and mobile numbers available to ACIM in the selected area. Mobile numbers, unlisted numbers, broadband/voice-over IP numbers, or TDD/TTY devices can be added to ensure they, too, are called in the event of an alert. To enter your cell phone, unlisted, broadband/voice-over IP or TDD/TTY device number visit www. and click on “add your name” to enter your name, number, and address. This information will only be used for emergency message alerts. A Child Is Missing is a nationwide non-profit organization that helps law enforcement agencies locate missing children, missing elderly persons (often suffering from Alzheimer’s), college students, and missing persons who are mentally or physically challenged or disabled. A Child is Missing utilizes sophisticated computer mapping systems and trained technicians with the capacity to place 1,000 alert phone calls in one minute to residents and businesses in the area where someone has gone missing. To date the efforts of A Child Is Missing have been credited with more than 920 safe assisted recoveries.

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New Cemetery Rules & Regulations Now In Effect
The Jacksonville Cemetery Commission has published an updated booklet outlining the rules and regulations pertaining to the operation and maintenance of Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery. The historic designation and the maintenance and care of the cemetery are of utmost importance to the Commission, the Cemetery Sexton, and the City of Jacksonville. Copies of the booklet are currently available at City Hall, the Cemetery Interpretive Center, or from one of the Cemetery Commissioners. A copy of the rules and regulations are also posted in the Interpretive Center as well as, on the Bulletin Board at the entrance to the restrooms. A new sign at the entrance to the cemetery with excerpts of the rules and regulations is also planned. The Commission spent time reviewing and discussing the condition of many of the gravesites that have been decorated with a trellis, an arbor, fencing, chairs and benches, bird baths and bird houses and other types of garden items. In addition, many gravesites have glass, china and porcelain items placed on and around the gravesites. Many of these structures and decorative pieces were placed without regard to the cemetery regulations or prior approval of the Cemetery Sexton. Some were placed in adjoining gravesites, in walkways and areas other than the actual gravesite. While the Commission understands the various ways individuals mourn and show their respect for their loved ones, we must also consider the surrounding graves, the historic status of our cemetery and city, the on-going care and maintenance requirements of the entire cemetery, and most importantly, the safety of City Workers and Volunteers who provide for the maintenance needs. The City has a limited staff and time allotted to maintain the cemetery grounds. With all the decorative items placed on and around individual gravesites, the process is slowed down, and in some cases prevents a thorough clean-up of grass and weeds. There is also a safety risk to workers and their equipment with items being caught in the equipment and being tossed through the air. Given the size of the cemetery and its growth over the years, not to mention the future expansion of an additional 11 acres, things just got out of control and required the Commission to act. While we regret having to take this action, it is necessary that we do all possible to ensure that the cemetery is properly cared for and made safe for all visitors and for all those who provide the ongoing care that the cemetery requires and currently receives. To do less, the Commission would not being fulfilling their responsibilities to the City of Jacksonville and all of its residents. We appreciate your support, understanding, and cooperation. Jacksonville Cemetery Commission Cemetery Sexton – Richard Shields City – Dirk Siedlecki Catholic – Ken Carter IOOF – Kindred Thomas Jewish – Johan Visser Masonic – Lee Niedermeyer Red Men – George Bragg

Annual Spring Cemetery Clean-Up Day!
Go Green, Wear Green and join the Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery, the Boosters Club, the Masonic Lodge and our Community Volunteers for the annual spring clean-up of the cemetery grounds on St. Patrick's Day, Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. until 12 noon. Bring gloves to wear, leaf rakes, gas blowers and lawn mowers, brooms and pruning shears and meet at the Sexton's Tool House, top of

the Cemetery Road. Coffee, water and morning refreshments will be provided. A wonderful way to get a little exercise, give back to the community, meet up with old friends and make some new ones. For more information, please call Dirk Siedlecki at 541-826-9939.

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March 2012

“Project Playground” Underway Cyclocross Race Benefits the Bear Creek Greenway
Local high school student Adam Artner organized and staged a bike race for his senior project that netted $1,000 for the benefit of the Bear Creek Greenway capital campaign. He is pictured here presenting a check to Bear Creek Foundation President Lee Mills on February 8 at Cycle Analysis in Jacksonville, who was on-hand along with other board members for the event. In 2011, the Bear Creek Greenway announced the completion of 17+ miles of continuous trail, enabling riding or walking between the Ashland Dog Park and Pine Street in Central Point. Artner’s fundraiser will directly benefit a newly slated “Pine to Upton” Central Point project, a 1.4 mile section of trail linking Pine Street in Central Point to Upton Road through the Jackson County Expo area. The grant requires a matching A recent state-mandated assessment of the metal playground equipment at Jacksonville Elementary School as “not suitable, unsafe and posing danger” resulted in a sizable portion of it being removed. The order was issued by the Medford 549C District which brought in heavy equipment and backhoes in early February to bring down about half of the playground. A July, 2011 safety-related risk study assessment conducted districtwide by PACE—Property and Casualty Coverage for Education notes, “The Jacksonville Elementary school playground has two structures that are aging and some parts do not comply with the US Consumer Products Safety Commission “Public Playground Safety Handbook.’” The report summary noted, “The district should consider replacing these structures as soon as funds are available…sometimes it takes several years to raise the money to replace a play structure, so you should start as soon as possible.” Surprisingly, the Medford 549C district is under no obligation to fund replacing the equipment—but has generously pledged to foot the cost of re-mulching under the new playground equipment, when and if installed! As was the case at Lone Pine, Mae Richardson and Ruch Elementary Schools, a replacement fundraising campaign is now underway in Jacksonville, being spearheaded by Sandy Metwally, a parent of two JVE students. Metwally was on hand at the February 8 Parks Committee meeting where she outlined the situation for committee members. After agreeing in principle that the playground served the entire community as a park during nonschool hours, the committee forwarded a recommendation to the City Council to utilize $10,000 in set-aside funds toward “Project Playground.” The funds had been earmarked in 2005 for playground and park improvements which never developed. Days later, the JVE Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) approved a new playground equipment concept plan, the cost of which is nearly $150,000. A Grants Pass firm, “Playcraft,” was selected by the PTO as the contractor—it is one of the nation’s largest equipment manufacturers whose equipment can be found at Jacksonville’s Doc Griffin, Nunan Square and Pheasant Meadow parks and numerous county parks and other school yards. This “best-case” plan replaces the most engaging parts of the playground with new slides, swings, monkey bars, suspension bridges and climbing structures, according to Metwally. The PTO mission has now shifted to fundraising—in hopes of replacing the playground equipment by start of school in fall, 2012. After subtracting costs of volunteer labor, manufacturer discounts, city funds and school district contributions of labor and ground cover, the replacement estimate is $120,000. To bridge the gap, Metwally will be applying for $55,000 in combined grants from the Robert & Francis Cheney Family Foundation, West Family Foundation, Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation and the Carpenter Foundation. After factoring-in a $10,000 donation from the Jacksonville PTO and $9,000 from school families and fundraisers, (and assuming some of the grants are successful) a funding gap of $35,000 to $65,000 will exist, says Metwally. “Obviously, with upwards of 200 kids using the playground at a time during recess,” Metwally said, “this situation needs to be addressed as soon as possible. The PTO, teachers, staff and especially the kids would really like to have the playground back to normal as soon as possible. At this point we are seekingout corporate sponsors to help fund this worthwhile community project.” To reach Sandy Metwally and the Jacksonville PTO, please call 541-941-5771 or email

amount of $190,000 be raised in the local community with efforts from Artner and others having already raised $60,000. “It is events and supporters such as Adam Artner and the Cyclocross Race that will make this project possible. Our Foundation is very grateful for the efforts put forth by the community,” said Foundation President Lee Mills.

Lions Club Giveaway Helps Comfort Kids

From left to right: Lou Mayersky, Tony Antonides, Dick Cobb, Jack Pfeifer, Officer Bill Lupton, Karl Eddings, Nick Nichols, Jim McCleland, Bill Hanlin.

Picnic Tables Get Makeover for Farmers Market Lunch Club
Ken Snoke, founder of the Jacksonville Farmers Market recently announced that he’s teamed-up with local chef Kristen Lyon to feature specially-prepared lunches at this year’s Saturday Farmers Markets. Using locally-sourced vegetables and ranch products, Lyon will personally prepare and serve fresh lunch faire each week. The Farmers Market Lunch Club will be a "farm-to-table" style lunch, running from June through September on the Courthouse grounds. Lunches will be in conjunction with the Saturday Farmer’s Market at a cost per person of $15 (paid in advance) with a limit of 20 people each week. In February, in preparation for the new program, Snoke rebuilt and refurbished eight distressed picnic tables on the Courthouse grounds as a way to thank the community for supporting the market. In addition to holding

Ken Snoke with refurbished table at the Courthouse grounds. weekly Farmers Markets, Snoke directs the Jacksonville CSA—Community Supported Agriculture—program and delivers weekly produce boxes to local residents. For more on home delivery options, the Farmers Market and the Farmers Market Lunch Program, visit

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Beekman House Volunteers Needed!
by Carolyn Kingsnorth, President Jacksonville Heritage Society
these are just ideas, and final selections need to be developed with details, resources, and implementation plans. Children’s History Activities We want to tap children’s fascination with Oregon pioneers by sharing some of their 1800’s lifestyle. A Children's History Activity morning is proposed for the third Saturday of each month from May through November in the Program Room behind the Beekman House. Potential activities include butter churning and hand cranking ice cream; learning the games, dances, and songs that amused our great grandparents; making gingerbread houses and Victorian Christmas ornaments; and hearing the stories that entertained our ancestors. There are lots of ideas for activities, but volunteers are needed to coordinate the monthly sessions, to seek donated materials, and to take “hands on” roles working with the children one or more months. Closets and Cupboards “Living History” Tours Everybody loved the Beekman House “living history” tours so we want to reinvent them. Now the year is 1932. Julia Beekman has died, and daughter Carrie is planning to move to Portland where her brother Ben lives. Carrie and Ben are going through their closets and cupboards prior to closing up the house, and the public is invited to share the memories of “growing up Beekman.” Reservations only "Closets and Cupboards" tours will be offered the second Saturday of each month from May through August and “on demand.” This $20 package will include a sack lunch, the "living history" tour, and a 20 minute talk on a related subject. Ben and Carrie Beekman will be the tour guides, but back-up characters are needed—their former cook Louise, Hoffman cousins, a handyman, etc.— to fill in if one of them is unavailable. A greeter is needed to set the stage Volunteers - Cont'd. on Pg. 24

Local Author 'Kickstarts' Book Project
by Whitman Parker

he Beekman House is a treasure trove for residents and tourists alike—home to one of Jacksonville’s most prominent pioneers, built and occupied by only one family, and completely furnished with family artifacts. It’s the “museum” that people say Jacksonville lacks and that visitors expect in an historic town. At a January 28th brainstorming session of the new Beekman Legacy Action Committee, over two dozen community members generated ideas for revitalizing this historic landmark. A core piece of the resulting plan is a series of events that will open the House to the public at regular intervals from May through December. Now we need volunteers willing to help with planning and implementing the tours and activities! Here’s a brief run down of what’s proposed and what’s needed. Docent Led Tours From May through November, we want to open the Beekman House on the third Saturday for monthly afternoon tours. A “greeter” and three guides are needed each month. Volunteers are also needed to plan onsite activities that will attract visitors and encourage repeat visits. Suggestions include a plant sale, an artists’ workshop and/or show, Britt string quartets, a harvest theme, ghost tales, and a Victorian Christmas Bazaar. However,


Kate Ingram and Cliff Beneventi at the launch of her project on Jacksonville author and Review columnist Kate Ingram is looking for backers to help her raise funds to professionally edit, publish and market her memoir, Washing the Bones. To do so, she’s launched a campaign on Kickstarter. com. Not familiar with Kickstarter, huh? Neither was I until a few months ago. Since then, the website seems to be everywhere I look! The Kickstarter website states that it’s the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects—music, film, art, technology, design, food, publishing and other creative fields. Judging by what I’ve seen, their claim is accurate. If you’re a regular reader of the Jacksonville Review, the name Kate Ingram is synonymous with witty and heartfelt writing, evidenced in her hugely popular monthly column, “Soul Matters.” For three years plus, Kate’s columns have touched on numerous topics, mostly centered around her life, love, family and loss. From a publisher’s standpoint, her columns have been a smash hit, both in print and online, drawing large readership numbers. At first I was skeptical that so-called “crowd-sourced funding” like Kickstarter. com could work. Then I checked out the site and viewed dozens of artisticallyoriented “projects” that interested me. The Kickstarter motto reads, “A new way to fund & follow creativity.” I’ve been fascinated by one technology project in particular – the “Recoil Winder,” an ingenious device to store cables and cords for the Apple iPhone, iPod, iPad & more. The project is one of the most successful launches ever, having attracted 1,994 backers who pledged $91,000 (918% over the $10,000 minimum funding goal requested) by the product developer to complete the project. Much bigger projects for other “tech” products have generated upwards of $1.5M in capital as well. Books have not yet generated this sort of funding, but there are publishing-related success stories and others that will make you a believer! The concept behind Kickstarter is brilliantly simple: creators offer-up their projects, in various stages of completion and funding, and seek online backers who help fund the project to completion. Although they don’t receive stock or company ownership, backers are offered something in return for helping fund a project, generally a small token of appreciation related to the project. It is worth noting that “project funds” trigger a taxable event for the creator. Projects are presented online using a mix of video and print with a high degree of professionally-produced and entertaining content. Ingram employed local videographer and web developer Cliff Beneventi to produce her Kickstarter presentation. Every day, new projects are launched on the site, making for an interesting place to spend time seeing what the creative set is up to. By all indications, traffic on the site is skyrocketing, as is the interest in supporting this new-age digital philanthropy. To succeed and receive funding, a project must have a minimum dollar figure to “fund” it by a date certain—and, it’s an “all or nothing” proposition. To contribute and assist a project, online donors simply pledge an amount that is then billed to a credit card account. Donations are instantly tallied and displayed online in real time and Facebook members who “like” a project are added to a “friends list,” enabling further online social interaction. It’s surely not your father’s way of funding, but an intriguing and profitable one for sure. A project that generates the minimum dollar funding goal within a set period (usually 30 days) is then funded on the closing date. Projects failing to generate enough support are not funded and backers are not charged. Ingram’s project, Washing the Bones, launched on February 14 with a minimum financial support goal of $4,000 due by March 14. Donations to the book project start at $5 and move up, with corresponding perks for higher donations. The topic of “loss” is of personal interest to the Jacksonville resident and one with which Ingram is all-too familiar. Her father died when she was eight, a brother in 1994, her stepfather in February 1996 and that same December, her husband of seven months was killed while giving an aerobatic flight lesson in the hills east of Medford. Since then, the author and trained therapist has explored the topic of spirituality, loss and depression, both personally and professionally. Ingram’s memoir is a penetrating chronicle of loss and recovery but, as she is quick to point out, it’s far more than that. “This is a story about loss and finding a deeper more meaningful life. The hero’s journey, the journey of life, is a quest to find your Self. This book is my Eat, Pray, Love, but perhaps a deeper, more soulful version of it.” Even though her manuscript had been edited four times over two years, the author continues to refine it. In September, 2011, Ingram asked several friends to preview and critique Washing the Bones. That list included me, a reader who avoids “chick-lit” like the plague! I managed to avoid opening the manuscript for a few weeks. However, once opened, I spent the next 72 hours engrossed in its pages, feeling honored for getting a glimpse into Kate’s most personal story. My immediate response was Washing the Bones needed to be published on a grand scale and deserved serious attention… Oprah Book Club type of attention. Like me, you may be asking, “If the story is so good, why is the author looking for financial Author - Cont'd. on Pg. 23

Seeking Quality Crafters
If you've wondered where you can sell your quality crafted items and have a desire to help Jacksonville's historic buildings too, this craft show may be for you. Show and sale being held November 17th at the Jacksonville Library's Naversen Room—space is limited and quality is in demand. The cost to crafters is $ 20.00 per space (all of which benefits Jacksonville's historic Beekman House) and an additional $1.00 per hour for rental of the space (which will be paid to the library). More details will be forthcoming shortly, but applications are now being taken for holiday crafted gifts and décor. Please mail a letter detailing your craft and at least three close-up pictures of your products to: Gerrie Leinfelder at PO Box 911, Jacksonville, 97530. Selection of crafters to be included will be made by August and photos returned if you include a self addressed, stamped envelope. GET YOUR CRAFT ON!

Annual Preservation Roundtable To Be Hosted in Jacksonville By Historic Preservation League Of Oregon
Some of the historic buildings Southern Oregonians love best are in urgent need of repurposing, rehabilitation, and seismic upgrade. From Main Street storefronts to schools, apartments, and courthouses, there are well over 5,000 brick and masonry buildings across the state that stand part-empty and in disrepair, don’t meet code, or lack seismic reinforcement. Yet they are too important culturally and economically to lose. Finding thoughtful solutions is the focus of the 2012 Preservation Roundtable hosted by the Historic Preservation League of Oregon (HPLO). The organization is coming to Jacksonville for a half-day workshop as the first of a series of four they’ll conduct across the state, culminating in a special report outlining recommendations. Property owners, city commissioners, members of the architecture and building trades, and all interested members of the community are invited to attend and participate. Tickets must be ordered in advance –$10 for the general public, $7 for members of the HPLO, and include a lunch plus a behind-thescenes tour of several buildings not typically open to the public. They are available at the HPLO website www. or by calling 503 243-1923. The HPLO Preservation Roundtable: Charting a Course for Oregon’s Historic Masonry Buildings— Resilience, Access, Economics Friday, March 16th 10:00am-2:00pm Old City Hall, 205 W. Main, Jacksonville

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The Unfettered Critic
by Paula Block Erdmann & Terry Erdmann
The Artist, the Awards and The Industry
n l929, silent film icon Charlie Chaplin angrily told an interviewer, “They are spoiling the oldest art in the world—the art of pantomime.” He was referring to studio moguls who were installing recording equipment in order to produce “talkies.” Chaplin’s words fell on deaf ears, of course. Most film fans today can’t conceive of an era when the only sound in the theater came from a live organist seated at the base of the screen. Culture today just wouldn’t be the same without universally recognized audible lines like, “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn,” “We’ll always have Paris,” and “Snakes— why did it have to be snakes?” By the early l930s, the entire film industry had switched to sound. The only major “silent” motion pictures produced since then are the l952 Ray Milland spy thriller The Thief, and Mel Brooks’ l976 comedy titled, appropriately, Silent Movie. (Brooks’ film did include one word of dialogue, delivered, ironically, by the great mime Marcel Marceau.) So industry insiders were surprised—and dubious—when word spread that an entry at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival was a full-length, black-and-white, silent film, written, produced and directed by a little-known French filmmaker and starring two equally unfamiliar French actors. They were even more surprised when, at the end of the screening, they found themselves jumping to their feet to give director Michel Hazanavicius and actors Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Béjo a thunderous standing ovation. In tribute to the great silent filmmakers of the past, Hazanavicius has created The Artist, a “rise of the talkies” story that Chaplain might have identified with. George Valentin (Dujardin) is the reigning silent star of the day; think Douglas Fairbanks or Rudolph Valentino. Suddenly sound explodes into theatres, and George’s career is in jeopardy because he refuses to change with the times. Meanwhile, in dances beautiful ingénue Peppy Miller (Béjo), whose face, form and footwork fit the format like sprocket holes to a sound projector. And Peppy just happens to be in love with George. You’ve seen aspects of this story before. Silent vs. sound led the way for Debbie Reynolds and Gene Kelley’s romance in Singing in the Rain. And A Star is Born’s many incarnations related the sad tale of an incandescent new star’s rise marking the decline of an old familiar one.

Britt Receives $125,000 Grant & Offers Several Ways For The Community To Connect
Britt is pleased to announce the receipt of a $125,000 Capacity Building Grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. Britt’s Executive Director Donna Briggs says, “Working with the PGA in this grant-writing process has been an incredible experience. The Foundation’s guidance and support was unparalleled. I am looking forward to a mutually beneficial partnership as the exciting capacity building initiatives unfold.” The PGA Grant Award will be used for Britt hill improvements, institutional marketing, technology advancements and a renewed focus on Britt’s planned giving program. This grant award is a significant step for Britt to build a more sustainable future. Through funding Britt hill improvements, it helps continue the organization’s efforts to improve the experience for concertgoers. Revitalizing the planned giving program helps Britt increase its contributed revenue stream. This award will also support increased investment in Britt’s charitable core and mission, the Classical Festival and education programs. The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation's Arts and Culture Program contributes to the health and vibrancy of cities and towns throughout the Pacific Northwest by nurturing artistic expression and promoting critical thinking through the creation and presentation of compelling artistic programs. The Foundation also helps cultural organizations improve their financial performance through a range of capacity building efforts. Briggs says, “We also continue to pursue other grants to support our ongoing activities. There is still much work to do to ensure a sustainable future for Britt. Given the amazing community we live in, we are confident that individuals, businesses and institutions will embrace our vision for the next 50 years.” There are many ways for the community to connect with Britt. For individuals, membership is a great way to show support of Britt, and to become part of one of Britt’s closest circles of support. In turn, members are given benefits designed to enhance their Britt Experience, including the membersonly presale, invitations to receptions and the popular member hospitality deck. For the 2012 season, in addition to early entry gate privileges, all members at the Donor level ($250 and up) will be entered into a drawing to win a guitar signed by artists from the 2011 Britt lineup. Join now to have your chance! Businesses can connect with Britt through the business partnership program. The program has a variety of options to sponsor concerts and special events. Business Partners connect with the community and receive great sponsorship recognition. For more information on all of the ways to connect with Britt, call the Britt office at 541-779-0847.


Hazanavicius makes these themes and others his own to demonstrate that a film doesn’t need dialogue to touch the heart. Interestingly, The Artist is only partially French. It was shot in Hollywood, on historic soundstages built during the silent era. The mansion Peppy lives in once belonged to real life silent star Mary Pickford. Adding to the film’s appeal to non-French audiences are the American co-stars that fill out the cast. John Goodman plays the cigarchomping studio head who gives up on George; James Cromwell plays the loyal chauffeur/servant who doesn’t. One additional American actor would have remained speechless even if The Artist had been a talkie: George’s fourfooted best friend, played by Uggie, a California-born Jack Russell Terrier. Uggie’s misspent youth had him bound for the pound until animal trainer Omar Von Muller rescued him. Now a working

Cooking Classes to Compliment Farmers Market Season
“What do I do with all these incredible Spring Treasures locally-grown vegetables?” is a frequent May 10th 6:00 p.m. question asked by Farmers Market Discover how to cook seasonal Rogue shoppers everywhere, including Valley vegetable treasures and how to Jacksonville! This spring, personal chef preserve their crisp flavor and nutritional Kristen Lyon will be holding a series value. This class will focus on quick and of classes to offer simple recipes and easy meals with samples provided! advice for locals who participate in the Kristen Lyon is a chef, caterer, Cooking Community Supported Agriculture Skills Instructor and Local Foods program and shop at the J’Ville Farmers Advocate. She has cooked at The Garden Market. This CSA program is affiliated Bistro, McCully House, helped create with the J’Ville Market—organized and manage THRIVE’s on-line Farmer’s by J’Ville resident Ken Snoke. Ken Market, served as the Farm to Fork Chef, holds the seasonal Farmers Market on the Courthouse lawn on Saturday mornings. This year, those signing up for home-delivered produce boxes may opt to pick up their produce box at the Saturday market. Ken has expanded the scope of the market and arranged for cooking classes to be held in the classroom annex building directly Ken Snoke & Chef Kristen Lyon behind the Courthouse. Spring classes will focus on using worked with the Rogue Valley Farm chicken for soups and stocks, easy egg to School, and has taught classes at the recipes that freeze well, and cooking Ashland Food Co-op. She presents a series with the first crop of seasonal vegetables. on Nutritional Education and How to Cook The first class is complimentary with with Whole Veggies and Fruits through donations accepted. Cooking class space many local food banks and outreach is limited, so please register soon at ken@ programs. Relating to modern families and individuals, she focuses on a cooking style Stocks and Soups that incorporates fresh, whole ingredients March 8th 6:00 p.m. with simple, convenient techniques and Utilizing local farm ingredients, you’ll “cook ahead” tricks to make cooking at discover the basic rules for cooking home fun, healthy and delicious. vegetable and chicken stocks and The J’Ville Market and CSA’s home techniques on how to store this liquid delivery program boasts farm-fresh treasure in your freezer while building basic vegetables, fruits and meats, as well as skills for all styles of soup preparation. convenient prepared food options, all Egg-cellent Eggs made locally from local ingredients. All April 12th 6:00 p.m. products are sourced from neighboring Eggs are a fabulous resource for easy, family farms employing sustainable and high protein meals. Learn to freeze many organic principals. egg meals ahead to be baked into fresh J’Ville Market and CSA is NOW accepting homemade quiches, frittatas and mini customers for our local food shares. Please visit soufflés and discover great egg desserts for more information for any season. and to sign up. See ad on page 18.

actor, Uggie’s performance in The Artist has won him a Palm Dog Award at Cannes and “Top Dog” at the annual Golden Collar Awards. Uggie’s co-workers on the film are finding similar success. So far, The Artist has collected top honors from the Golden Globes, the Directors’ and Producers’ Guilds of America, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and the American Film Institute. Will it receive similar accolades at the Academy Awards on Sunday, February 26? As we write this, we don’t know. But we predict the Oscars ceremony will be yet another love fest for The Artist, an affectionate tip of the hat to old-fashioned Hollywood filmmaking. How can Hollywood resist? 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.

March Movie Night at Old City Hall
American Madness will be our feature film in March. The date will be Friday, March 16th, at 7:00pm. I don't believe we have ever run a film quite as old as this, nor one more relevant to the news of today. But mark your calendars now, for this is a film you will be glad you saw... and one which is both unusual and virtually unheard of. It boasts an excellent cast, including some Oscar winners. It is a Frank Capra film... one which recreates scenes of what it was like when there were runs on the banks. It also sounds eerily reminiscent of what one hears in today's banking and financial news. This is a film for ALL audiences, today or yesterday. Because of the importance of this attraction, and because of the limitations on seating, please email your RSVP to Mayor Paul Becker at

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Focus on the Farm
by Pamela Sasseen, Hanley Farm Volunteer
hen I was at Crater Rock Museum the other day I was telling Doug Foster, Petrified Wood Curator for the museum, just how shy and introverted I really am. To which he said, "Aha! I have just the rock for you!" He had in his possession a pair of bookends that had been cut incorrectly, in what he termed an "introverted manner." He said he was holding on to them until just such a conversation like ours came up where someone claimed to be introverted. If that ever happened, he would bestow the bookends to the deserving person. In this case, me! He went on to tell me the wood is petrified Metasequoia from the Oligocene era, approximately 23 to 34 million years ago, give or take a few. I learned that Metasequoia (or Metasequoia glyptostroboides) is also known as "Dawn Redwood." I was ever so excited as I was in the process of writing about the Dawn Redwood we have at Hanley Farm! To think I actually have the petrified remains of such a tree is mind boggling. You can see the Dawn Redwood at Hanley Farm. When you visit the farm, the tallest tree you'll see, at the back of the water tower, is the Dawn Redwood. Dawn Redwoods can grow as tall as 150 feet, with a 6-foot diameter trunk. Our redwood is a tad smaller, but it's still pretty impressive. The tree was thought to be extinct, until a living grove was discovered in a remote Chinese village in the early 1940s. In 1947, Dr. Merril of Harvard University sent Dr. Hu, who had identified

Gardening Opportunities Coming Up
by Nan King, ACCESS Food Share Garden Developer
Ready to express your “inner gardener”? You also may sign on to be part of a You’ll have ample opportunity this year at regular corps of helpers at the garden the new ACCESS Food Share Garden. or at any one of the five other ACCESS Jacksonville residents (and anyone gardens this season. else in the vicinity) need only look down ACCESS Food Share growing gardens Hanley Road to the new ACCESS Food keep emergency food assistance pantries Share Garden hosted by Oregon State and other food distribution sites supplied University Southern Oregon Research & with sustainably grown vegetables Extension Center. to meet the nutritional needs of lowNo gardening experience or green income seniors, families and individuals. thumb required. The Food Share Garden’s Started in 2010 as a means for ensuring a on-site garden managers will teach you. consistent supply of nutritious produce, Being at the garden, many volunteers say, each Food Share Garden is managed and is a healthy way of de-stressing while supervised by volunteers who know their they put in some exercise. No matter way around vegetable growing and share the reason why people choose to help, that knowledge with garden helpers. in appreciation, helpers are encouraged With so many delicious possibilities to take vegetables home for their own provided by vegetable cuisine, there are consumption because all of us can benefit countless ways everyone can enjoy more from eating more veggies—especially veggies…and enjoy growing them. those that are sustainably grown. For information about helping at a Food The OSU Extension Center garden Share Garden Contact Nan King, Food Share site was previously managed by Rotary Garden Developer at ACCESS, at freshaccess@ First Harvest of Southern Oregon. Their, 541-779-6691 ext. 309 or contributions over the last six years filled See ad on page 17. ACCESS food pantries with many tons—over 76,300 pounds—of fresh ACCESS Food Share Garden Locations • Central Point onions, green beans, 456 W Pine Street @ First Presbyterian Church tomatoes and more. • Gold Hill The ACCESS Food 100 Lampman Road @ Lampman Road Baptist Church Share Garden team at • OSU Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center the site is committed to 569 Hanley Road continuing that tradition • Medford of giving. 1440 S. Oakdale @ Rogue Valley Christian Church Beginning in March, • Rogue River extra hands will be 935 W Evans Creek needed at the garden • VA-SORCC to help plant onion 8495 Crater Lake Hwy starts. You’re invited to participate!


the trees as Metasequoia, money to fund a seed-collecting mission. Learning that Dr. Merril was distributing some of the seeds to institutions and individuals, in 1948 John Gribble, a US Forest Service retiree, wrote Dr. Merril requesting a packet of seeds. John's daughter recalled that he "...planted a lot of [the seeds] and when they'd get about two and a half feet tall, he'd give them away." The Hanley sisters, being personal friends with John Gribble, received one of those trees, and the rest—as the saying goes—is history! Volunteer Day at Hanley Farm! March 17 is a special day at the farm. We invite you to join us to honor past volunteers, and welcome those interested in becoming a volunteer, to the Hanley Farm family. Throughout the year we offer a variety of events, and this past year proved to be one of our most successful! The success was due to our fun-loving, enthusiastic volunteers. Spend a couple of hours with us, enjoy good food, fun people, and get a "sneak preview" of upcoming events! Saturday, March 17, 1pm-3pm, Hanley Farm, 1053 Hanley Road, 541-773-2675 For more information about Hanley Farm or upcoming events, call us at 541-773-2675; e-mail us at; visit us online at; 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.

Mysteries in Our Backyard!
Local history mysteries have been collected by the Rogue Valley Genealogical Society (RVGS), Southern Oregon Historical Society (SOHS) and Jackson County Heritage Association (JCHA) for their "Mysteries in Our Backyard" project. We invite you to 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." March 10, 9:30am-11am "How to Use Library Sources" Julie Drengson, reference librarian, will show you how to find the resources at that branch and how to use newspaper microfilm as a research tool. Jackson County Library System, Medford Library, Reference Desk, 205 S. Central Avenue, Medford. For more information, call RVGS 541-512-2340 or SOHS 541-858-1724. •

Forest Park Hike of the Month
The Jacksonville Park Rangers will conduct the first in a series of monthly hikes in March in the Jacksonville Forest Park. Ranger-led hikes are planned to introduce the residents of Jacksonville and the surrounding communities to the extensive network of hiking and mountain biking trails in the newest and largest Jacksonville city park. The city Parks Department and the Park Rangers have been working hard for several months to expand and enhance the trail system, using an Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Local Government Grant plus donated funds to build trails, bridges, kiosks, and add new trail signs and maps. The trail system now totals 10 miles of trails over the Forest Park’s 1,080acre area. The trails vary from streamhugging trails with tumbling waterfalls to trails that traverse forested hillsides providing breathtaking views down the canyons toward Jacksonville. Other trails follow along a trail built on one of the old ditches built by the early gold miners that carried water to hydraulic mining areas to wash the gold out of the hillsides. One mountainside has at least four of the ditches running from Norling Creek around the mountain for distances up to a mile with each ditch staggered a little higher up the mountain. The first hike will start at 10:00 AM on Saturday March 24. Everybody should meet at the entrance kiosk just inside the park entrance on Reservoir Road. Parking is available but carpooling is advised. The hike will start at the kiosk and will go up the mile-long Rail Trail which follows the 1916 historic Bullis Railroad path along Jackson Creek canyon that was used to bring out logs. Along the way you will visit the site of the train wreck that occurred when a logging train lost its brakes and rolled out of control, crashing into a 75-foot railroad trestle. Some hikers will want to return at the end of the trail, but others can cross Jackson Creek and continue up the trail system further on Norling Creek Trail. Not far up Norling Creek Trail is the Canyon Falls Trail—with its series of waterfalls and its startlingly different ecosystem which includes dense vegetation and large fern colonies. Guided monthly hikes will continue through summer. To reach the kiosk, take Reservoir Road one mile from the intersection of Mary Ann Drive/Reservoir Road just ½ mile west of downtown off of Highway 238. For more information, please contact Tony Hess at 541-899-1710.

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Treatment for Active & Healthy Living
Your whole body needs proper support from the ground up.
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Garden of the Month
by Kay Faught
My Neighbor's Garden
any garden tour devotees know about Mira Wingfield and her garden on Shafer Lane. For those who don't, Mira is an inspiration to anyone interested in container gardening. My hope this month is to open your eyes to the possibilities offered with container gardening. How selflimiting are you with the space you use in your garden? The benefits of container gardening are endless: allowing flexibility, ease in moving plants, transforming clutter to garden art, making the most of poor soil conditions, using vertical and horizontal surfaces, decorating living areas, and limited space issues. Containers allow it all and provide lots of fun! Mira moved here 11 years ago from Arizona, newlywidowed and wanting to be closer to a daughter and son-in-law. Leaving a large garden and 200 roses, (gathered when she was involved in the Rose Society) she downsized to her home lot in Jacksonville, keeping only 10 of her favorite roses, but retaining all of the garden pots and containers! Her love of collecting antiques and unique and historical items translates to her yard. She collects anything that becomes a container —so don't think just “pots!” Mira's use of containers is immediately evident. A section by the driveway has about 20 pots, some filled with emerging tulips. Two pots contain roses. Behind them, 8 smaller “brown bean pots” hold late summer bloomers. Mira will rotate them to the front in summer and move the tulips to the back after their season. The section is an ever- changing “showcase” of what is in bloom. The front walk is lined with primrose-filled urns, bird bath planters that cascade over the edges and logs and wood carvings filled with ground covers or used as stands for pots. The front entry, shaded by a large tree, has a trio of hanging iron plant holders. Beneath are more containers for shade impatiens tucked amid a shade fern. A side bed has wooden barrels planted with Lilies, Japanese lanterns and newly added spring, “Polar Bear" zinnias—an addition from reading my December column! Tucked in all the planting areas are sections of log, and wooden planters. A large pine, removed years back, was left 4’ tall and became a “post” for a large twig basked filled with red geraniums in summer. Stumps are filled as well. Where there’s a hole or crevice, it becomes a container! Mira and I have two shared loves... Dachshunds and Talavera pottery—so I was thrilled when greeted by both! Her entry has a beautiful blue Talavera urn with more Mexican Talavera pottery on her back patio. Its lattice-covered patio protects her Mexican pottery, in colors of yellows and blues, in all shapes and
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styles. Another brick patio holds “in the sun” seating. Surrounded by large cement urns, some Roman-style, others squatty and rose-colored, they offer more planting options enclosing her seating. For winter months, the gaiety of the pots and the variety of artful plant stakes create garden “action” even on bleak foggy days. Another planting area full of 8 Italian terra cotta pots filled with roses is just beyond the seating area. Vertical planting is everywhere with moss-lined containers, planting bags, and baskets—all hanging from Shepard hooks, trees, fencing, or an arbor. The back beds surrounding the yard have original trees, holly, forsythia, and other shrubs as the anchor. Mira has added camellias, columbines, white lavender and ground cover. She has pruned the shrubbery to create a “canopy,” an art she teaches in her pruning workshops. It allows open area, increasing air flow and reducing plant disease and allows her container planting to be showcased. One of the beds contains her 10 original tea and floribunda roses in large clay pots...yes, in containers! Mira stated that the roses are happy but “They don't like to share space, soil, water, or anything and so they love the pots.” There is no “plan” with Mira's garden (although she does love red) and she states that she just buys what she likes and then just finds a container. Her beds hold white iron settees, bird cages, ladders, and white metal carts and stands, all becoming vessels and holders for plants and pots. In the spring, an entire shed filled with animal containers, fragile pots, and other pieces will come out, and be integrated into the beds, all to be filled. Above it all hangs Scandinavian wind bells, Mexican chimes, bird houses and feeders. I can imagine the floral display of it all as Mira's garden hobby is done with such joy. “I have gardened all my life and you can only collect so many antiques! I love flowers and prefer to grow them rather than buy them.” Mira’s gardening tip... “Every living thing communicates if you learn to listen, including plants. Pay attention…it will tell you when it is sick, thirsty, hungry…but you have to listen to it... my favorite time in the garden is when I water because it’s the time when I can think, converse with myself and listen and communicate with nature and my plants.” Thanks Mira! For me....I need to listen more and think outside the box when it comes to where I plant things! (Or maybe PLANT outside the box!) Kay is the owner of Blue Door Garden Store, located at 155 N Third St. Specializing in paraphernalia for the home gardener; she carries garden gifts, decor and a wide variety of pots, tools, gloves, and organic product. See Blue Door ad on page 35.

Local Student Staging Fashion Show
spring fashion lines from six area Jacksonville’s Chandler Husband, a 17-year old senior boutiques, a raffle, wine, coffee, at South Medford High School refreshments and a DJ. Chandler has planned an ambitious is seeking volunteers to help with senior project—A Fashion the event as well as donations for raffle baskets. (Donations are tax Show to benefit Cystic Fibrosis. The event will be deductible and a CF tax # will be held in the ballroom on the provided.) Tickets are available Bigham Knoll campus on at the door and locally at the Thursday, March 15, starting Good Bean Coffee shop and at 6:30 pm. The college-bound Chandler Husband Jacksonville Barn Company. senior, who was born with CF, For more information, please hopes to sell 400 tickets at $10 each and contact Chandler Husband at 541-633-8288 donate all proceeds to help find a cure or email for the disease. The evening will feature See ad on page 14.

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The Weed Wrangler
by Bob Budesa
Ready, Set, Waaait for It...
recall hearing the forecasters last on Oregon Department of Agriculture’s summer calling for a wetter-thannoxious weed list, and as such, should normal winter. Uh-huh…right. This be done away with. Of the four brooms has been one of the driest winters on known to inhabit the west coast, I’ve only record (as I write this), but I’m waiting for seen three around here, and primarily the other shoe to drop! We could still end only two. Both Scotch and Spanish up with above normal rainfall yet, but brooms are known to exist in the Rogue weather forecasts don’t mean much to me. Valley, and I’ve seen and treated French I’ll wait until I see it falling from the sky. broom down in the Rogue River canyon. Still, this isn’t a bad time to get things Brooms, in general have extensive root ready for the war on weeds. systems, bloom and If we’re not only into a drier generate seed pods cycle but a warmer one, early in the spring, weeds could start popping and once they do, it’s out earlier than normal, and too late to ‘get ahead it’s good to be ready when of the curve.’ Early the time comes. spring is the time to Planning ahead as to cut these species back where you’ll plant your so they don’t produce garden, and knowing seed. Once that’s done, where you had weed you’ve got a little problems last year can breathing room until help set the stage for they produce seedan easier than normal bearing stems again. spring and summer. Still, if they’re actively Setting up raised beds, growing now (which tilling other areas you’ll they are in order to plant with summer produce flowers and Scotch Broom annuals or vegetables, seed in April), they’re adding soil amendments, figuring out what treatable with herbicides. A very effective vegetable seeds you need to order NOW treatment method is to scrape away and start indoors can save a lot of grief some of the skin or bark, and wipe on later. Statements in June like, “Oh, I wish I’d a systemic herbicide solution (systemic thought of that last February or March,” can solutions will penetrate deep into the be averted by putting a little thought into root systems). Check with any local it now. Speaking of seeds, be very careful gardening shop, or look online, and learn when buying those wildflower mixes you as much as you can regarding products see in grocery stores. Read the contents and you plan to use. Always read and follow make sure you know what you’re getting. the labels (there may be changes from the Many times, these packets can be filled with last time you read one), and find out the all sorts of sweetly-named varieties, which recommended rate. are in fact other, common names for weeds. Questions—please give me a call at 326Caveat emptor (buyer beware)! 2549, or write me at In areas where weeds were a problem Bob Budesa moved to Jacksonville from last year, or where they might be a future Alturas California in 1989, retired from BLM problem can be averted by scattering an after 38 years where he oversaw the noxious organic pre-emergent weed control like weed program with Medford District BLM Preen. Preen is a byproduct of the corn (850,000 acres), worked in the Wild Horse industry, made from corn gluten. Once Program in1970’s, and has been a member of weedy areas have been treated, cover the Jacksonville Woodlands Association since them with a mulch of some sort. 2009. Bob is still involved with noxious weed This is also a great time to take care education and awareness, primarily through of any invasive broom plants that you the Jackson Coordinated Weed Management may have. Scotch, Spanish, French, and Area he helped start several years ago. Portuguese brooms are invasive species

Love Your Landscape
by Adam Haynes
Get Your Lawn & Landscape Ready For Spring
chance to ‘open up’ and take in needed nutrients and water that otherwise are not getting to the roots. This will also help the over seeding process. In most situations aeration is beneficial every 2 to 3 years. If you have moss problems in your lawn, you can apply a combo moss killer and fertilizer to help tackle the problem early in the spring. Now it’s time to apply fertilizer with a pre-emergent—otherwise known as ‘weed and feed’. This will cut unnecessary yard time down during the growing season by taking care of the weeds now. Most of these products are sold in a granular form and can be applied using a broadcast spreader. Application rates and other technical information is listed on the bag. There are also natural fertilizers that can be applied. If you want to keep your lawn beautiful throughout the year, plan ahead for a consistent and scheduled fertilizer application to your lawn. Spring is also a good time to add lime dust to your lawn. The rule of thumb is 8-10 lb. per 1,000 sq. feet. PH is an important aspect of turf care and your lawn will appreciate the PH boost that a lime application will give it. If your planting beds are looking a little worn and out of sorts, a great way to spruce up the look or your landscapes is by adding a fresh layer of mulch. This will look great and also help hold more moisture in the soil for your plants. These are just a few suggestions that will help you have a greener more beautiful lawn this year. Enjoy! Adam Haynes is the owner of Artisan Landscapes, Inc. He can be reached at 541292-3285 or See his ad on page 16.


ow is a great time to start preparing your lawn and landscape for a beautiful year. Here’s a little advice to help you get the most out of your lawn and landscape. Check your irrigation system to make sure everything is working properly. Something that won’t just help your grass look better but also help your water bill is to check your pop-up heads—if they are the older style spray heads, change them out to Hunter MP rotators. These heads use 1/3 less water than the older style heads and they do a superior job watering turf. If you have a ‘drip zone,’ it’s a good idea to open up the end of the drip run, turn on the valve and run that zone for 10 to 15 seconds to clean out any sediment that may have gotten into the line over the winter. This will help prevent clogged emitters and misters. It’s also a good idea to check each emitter individually to make sure they have not become blocked. If you’re still using the hose and sprinkler system method, think about buying an automated valve you can hook up right to your hose bib. DIG irrigation products makes great user-friendly valves that are available at most local hardware stores. These products will save water and because they shut off automatically, will save the stress of forgetting to turn off your sprinklers. For this reason alone, it’s a great idea to invest in this product! Before you add fertilizer to your lawn area, there are a few other beneficial preparations to make. First rake away all thatch and debris that has accumulated in your lawn since the fall. Also check your trees and shrubs for broken or damaged limbs and remove or trim them if necessary. While the soil is still wet, it’s a good time to go through your planting beds and remove any weeds before they go to seed. Second, if it’s been several years or you’ve never aerated your lawn, Spring is the best time. Aerating your lawn area will always give you a more healthy and beautiful lawn by enabling hard compacted soil a


Accidental Ensemble Performs at Applegate Branch Library
The Accidental Ensemble will perform on Sunday, March 4, from 3-4 p.m., at the Applegate Branch Library, 18485 North Applegate Road. The ensemble’s repertoire consists of songs from eighteenth-century music to contemporary songs including early-American selections. Their greatest pleasure is energizing their audiences through song, poetry, humor, and prose. Come and enjoy this unique a-cappella performance. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Applegate Library. For more information, please call the Applegate Branch Library at 541-846-7346.

Volunteers Needed!
Jacksonville has many fine non-profit organizations and clubs who are always on the lookout for active members and volunteers! If you are considering getting more involved, check these out! • Boosters Club: Steve Casaleggio, 541-899-2026, • Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery: Dirk Siedlecki, 541-826-9939, • Chamber of Commerce: Sandi Torrey, 541-899-8118, • Lions Club: Lou Mayerski, 541-772-8512 • Kiwanis Club: David Wilson, 541-899-1934 • Jacksonville Woodlands Association: Larry Smith, 541-899-7402 • Jacksonville Oregon Business Association: Robert Roos, 541-899-0205, • Britt Festivals: Bo Seltzer, 541-779-0847 • Hanley Farm: Richard Rogers, 541-773-2675, • Southern Oregon Historical Society 541-773-6536, • Food & Friends: Jan Yost, 541-734-9505 x4, • Jacksonville Garden Club: Susan Casaleggio, 541-899-2029, • Jacksonville Youth Garden Club: Maggie Zickrick, • Friends of the Jacksonville Library (FOJL): Joan Avery, 541-702-2114 • Emergency Response Team (CERT): Michele Brown-Riding, 541-846-1460,

FREE Electronics Recycling Drop-Off at Jacksonville Ray’s Parking Lot! March 3rd & 4th 10:00am–3:00pm
• Computers • Printers • Laptops • Cell phones • TV’s • DVD/CD Players • VCR’s • Other Electronics

Next Medford Food Project Jacksonville Pickup Day: Saturday, April 14th
For information on how you can get your green bag, please contact Jerrine Rowley at 541-702-2223 or

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♣ So. Oregon Artist Resource (SOAR) Art Event Calendar. See ad page 11.
♣ Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:00pm: MONTHLy dANCE CLASSES AT US HOTEL BALLROOM. No lesson on March 1st. For info, contact Rush Behnke at 541-951-3617. ♣ Friday, March 2, 5:00-8:00pm: J'viLLE ELEMENTARy TRiCky TRAy FUNdRAiSER. For ticket information, call Cheryl Rose at 541-702-2044. ♣ Sat. & Sun., March 3 & 4: FREE ELECTRONiCS RECyCLiNG, Ray's Parking Lot. See ad on page 13. ♣ Thursday, March 8, 5:30pm: CHAMBER MONTHLy GENERAL MEETiNG, second Thursday of each month at Bella Union. dEPARTMENT COMMUNiTy CLASSES, "Community CPR." See schedule on page 6. ♣ Friday, March 16, 10:00am-2:00pm: HPLO PRESERvATiON ROUNdTABLE, Old City Hall. See article on page 9. ♣ Friday, March 16, 7:00pm: FREE CLASSiC MOviE NiGHT AT OLd CiTy HALL, "American Madness." See article on page 10. ♣ Saturday, March 17, 9:00am-Noon: SPRiNG CEMETERy CLEAN-UP dAy. See article on page 7. ♣ Saturday, March 17, 1:00-3:00pm: vOLUNTEER dAy AT HANLEy FARM. See article on page 11. ♣ Saturday, March 17, 1:30-4:00pm: ST. PAT'S PARTY, Fiasco Winery. See ad on page 36. ♣ Tuesday, March 20, 5:00-7:30pm: JACkSONviLLE ELEMENTARy "AdvENTURE iN ART," in the school gym. See article on page 25. ♣ Saturday, March 24, 10:00am: FOREST PARk HikE OF THE MONTH. See article on page 11. ♣ Saturday, March 31, 5:30pm: FRiENdS OF ST. JOSEPH'S FiSH FRy & AUCTiON. See ad page 8. ♣ Saturday, March 31, 7:30pm: BALLROOM dANCiNG AT US HOTEL.

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South Stage Cellars Hosting First Annual “South Stage Cellars Rising Stars” Music Event
South Stage Cellars of Jacksonville is launching their first-ever SSC Rising Star music event. Local solo, duo and trio musicians and singers are invited to submit a music link to South Stage Cellars’ Facebook page as their submission to the Rising Star competition. All entries must fall into jazz, originals, folk, classical, blues, country, rhythm & blues, blue grass, flamenco, soft rock, A cappella or contemporary. Local bands already entered include: Sheri West, Bear Creek, Jeff Kloetzel, Charles Guy & Crystal Reeves, Illa Selene Trio, Dave Barnes Trio, Tye Austin, Adey Bell, David Pinsky, Qi Brothers, John Hill, Mike Brons, Phil King, Rhinestone Rose, Allen Crutcher, The Delta Halos, Maurice Woodard, Shae Johnson Trio. The winner, who must be 18 years or older, will receive cash prizes, a performance in the Table Rock City Café at the Britt Festival, a professionally-engineered recording from Blackstone Audio, a three-month playing guarantee at South Stage Cellar’s and prizes from Harry & David… and more! The first annual “South Stage Cellars Rising Star” music competition kicks-off at South Stage Cellar’s Tasting Room, 125 S. 3rd Street on Saturday, March 10 from 3-7pm and continues through the spring until the final winner is chosen. The weekly event, showcasing the talents of different participants, is free to the public. Guests will have a chance to see different artists from week to week and cast their People’s Choice votes at $2 per vote. All voting proceeds benefit CASA of Jackson County. Organizer Porscha Schiller is hoping that 50 bands register. “South Stage Cellars wants to help these phenomenal artists of Southern Oregon get known to the public, other wineries and businesses.” South Stage Cellars is offering its venue for free. “We want to make it so everyone can participate,” says Schiller, adding that there is no fee for the public to attend. “We are hoping that this will be a yearly event.” Schiller adds, “Whether you win the contest or not, all musicians will gain exposure to the public… and this is where the heart of this event lies for me, and to help promote the solo, duo and trio artists in this community.” Official contest rules and entry information is available by contacting Porscha at, subject line “SSC Rising Star.” Entrants with further questions may contact Porscha Schiller at CASA of Jackson County serves the southern Oregon community through advocating for children’s welfare. CASA volunteers are well-trained, everyday citizens appointed by judges to advocate for the safety and well-being of children who have come under the care of Child Welfare due to parental abuse and/or neglect. CASA volunteers speak up for these children and work hard to better their lives. For more information on CASA of Jackson County please visit www.


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Jacksonville Travel Tales
by Skip and Gayle Stokes

e stand at the top of a cliff on the cacophony of sounds that greeted us a small wind-scoured, and each day. Tufted and horned puffins, with often fog-shrouded island, their clown-like faces, clung to the cliffs, lost in the Bering Sea. Our rain jackets and were accompanied by three different flap and snap in the wind and a driving species of auklets. We also watched mist strokes my face. This place feels thick-billed murres lined up on ledges desolate and forsaken. Without warning, and sitting on eggs that had been laid a multi-colored puffin flies so close I can directly on the narrow rock platforms. hear its wing beats. We are on St. Paul— Red-faced cormorants fed chicks in nests the largest, and only, populated island of built on the same precarious ledges—while the Pribilofs. On a map, if a line is drawn black-legged kittiwakes nested alongside north from the mid-Aleutians Islands, it them. Sea birds weren’t the only avian life will eventually intersect observed. The song of three tiny dots. One of the island was a mixture those dots is St. Paul. of continually singing There are two reasons Lapland longspurs— to come to this island— with an occasional birds and fur seals. The chirping flight call only village on the island of grey-crowned is the native Unangan, or rosy finches and the Aleut, town of St. Paul. repeated refrains of It was established in the snow bunting. late 1700’s by Russian The island’s moist Northern Fur Seal fur companies, and marine environment populated with captured Aleuts whose has created a lush landscape for only purpose was to hunt fur seals for their wildflowers. This natural garden included captors. Over-hunting eventually caused fields of blue lupine, large yellow arctic the northern fur seal population to crash poppies, delicate white rock jasmine and and commercial hunting was banned. the strangely-hued chocolate lily. However, the natives still participate in Pribilof arctic foxes roamed the rocks authorized weekly hunts on a subsistence and beaches at the base of the cliffs basis. Now the beaches are once again searching for eggs that had fallen from the filled with barking nests. This unusual animal and growling fur is an island-specific cousin seals. The nativeof the mainland arctic fox. run corporation that It is also known as a blue manages the island fox because it tends to have has established darker, blue-hued fur. observation platforms. The island has an Well-educated and interesting history as well. knowledgeable We discovered remnants guides (usually with a of the sod houses built by biology or ornithology the first native inhabitants, background) take and craters left over from Arctic Fox visitors to watch, World War II bombing and photograph and learn about the fur artillery barrages. The native residents seals—and the nearly three million sea were forced to evacuate the town after birds that nest on the cliffs. the Japanese attacked the Aleutians Our lodging was in the only hotel on the and threatened the Pribilofs. They were island. It was actually a part of the airport relocated to poorly-run internment camps terminal building; shared bathrooms were in Southeast Alaska, and it wasn’t until the down the hallway. All meals 1970’s and 1980’s that they were served in a dining hall were awarded compensation inside the fish processing and won other rights. plant. For a company On our final afternoon, cafeteria, the food was our guide drove us to a surprisingly good. The work particularly spectacular force was largely Filipino and cliff-side area. I stood in the signs around the building wind listening to the braying were in English, Spanish, and seals, the crashing surf, the what I assumed was Tagalog. intermixed raucous calls Our guide picked us up of auklets and kittiwakes, each morning and drove us and the melodies of the the three miles or so to the longspurs. I marveled at the cafeteria for breakfast. He yellows and purples and Horned Puffins then transported us around pinks of the wildflowers. I the island on the dirt roads that connect inhaled the mustiness of the seals and the the various fur seal beaches and birdsweet perfume of the lupine. I sensed in watching spots. the windblown grass and the salt spray Serious birders often visit the islands the isolation and the remoteness of this in early summer when accidental species, small island. That dot on the map had swept in from Russia and Asia, are become a teeming and vibrant oasis frequently found resting on the island. We surrounded by a vast and forbidding sea. If you would like to contact Skip and Gayle had arrived too late in the year to find any regarding their travels, they can be reached at rare birds, but I was thrilled with the vast 541-899-9183 or numbers of resident nesting birds—and Author - Cont'd. from Pg. 9 backers?” This is where the myth and reality of the publishing world collide. Like others, Ingram knows all too well that writing is one thing and getting published is another. In the corporate publishing world where profit is king, for a book to be considered for professional publication, the manuscript needs to be totally polished. It must be perfect. End of story. Getting to that point is the toughest part of publishing and requires a good editor. Hiring one good enough to get you published can easily run into the five-figure category. Ingram has intentionally chosen not to self-publish—a well-researched decision that concluded with the fact that traditional publishers will expose the memoir to a far-broader and widereaching audience. “The successful publication of Washing the Bones will help me create the platform and credibility to speak nationally about the potential contained in tragedy and the value of grief. When I was widowed fifteen years ago, I sat with my journal in the Good Bean Coffee shop and thought, ‘something good has to come this.’ This book is the result.” For more, log onto www.Kickstarter. com and type 'Washing the Bones' in the information box.


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8th Annual Oregon Cheese Festival Dishes up Delicious Events; Hosted by Rogue Creamery on March 17th!
Oregon-inspired culinary events, including a farmer’s market-style artisan food and wine festival, will kick off with the Meet the Cheesemakers and Winemakers Dinner at the Oregon Cheese Festival during the third weekend in March. At the festival on Saturday, March 17th, thousands of visitors will sample cow, sheep and goat cheese from Oregon creameries, including Fraga Farm, Juniper Grove Farm, Pholia Farm, La Mariposa Creamery, Mama Terra Microcreamery, Ochoa Creamery, Tumalo Farms, Tillamook County Creamery, Willamette Valley Cheese Co., Fern’s Edge Goat Dairy, Rivers Edge Chevre, Ancient Heritage Dairy, Fairview Farm Goat Dairy, Goldin Artisan Goat Cheese, Briar Rose Creamery, Oak Leaf Creamery, Quail Run Creamery, Rogue Creamery and many others. Held under 2 large tents at Rogue Creamery's Central Point facility at 311 North Front Street, the festival will invite guests to shake hands with cheesemakers and other artisans. Remote parking is available. Activities will be provided for children including games, activity sheets and giveaways (limited quantities). "The farmer's market format will present an interactive experience between makers and visitors, giving everyone an opportunity to talk about the product, the process and learn each individual cheesemaker's story," says David Gremmels, owner with Cary Bryant of Rogue Creamery. "It's a way to truly be connected with the source of the cheese being presented." Southern Oregon & other local culinary artisans and beverage providers who are expected to participate include Lillie Belle Farms, Rogue BBQ, Oregon Crepes, 34 Degrees Crackers, Gary West Meats, Rising Sun Farms, Applegate Valley Artisan Breads, Butte Creek Mill, Slagle Creek Vineyards, Paschal Winery & Vineyard, Madrone Mountain Vineyard, Troon Vineyard, Valley View Winery, Rosellas Vineyard, Quady North, Longsword Vineyard, Devitt Winery, Ledger David Cellars, Dry Soda, Hot Lips Soda, Oakshire Brewing and Rogue Ales. Samples and/or sales will be offered at each booth.

The Oregon Cheese Festival will be open to the public Saturday, March 17th from 10am to 5pm at Rogue Creamery, 311 North Front Street, Central Point. A $15 entry fee includes tastings and demonstrations. A $5 wine tasting fee includes a commemorative wine glass with the Oregon Cheese Guild logo. For more information contact the Oregon Cheese Guild website at or contact Rogue Creamery at 866-396-4704 or The special celebrity guest this year will be Margo True, Food Editor of Sunset Magazine. She will be on hand to sign copies of her recently released book, One Block Feast and discuss the benefits of growing your own food. With a true love of food discovery, Margo enjoys exploring the world of food from the farm to the kitchen. Margo has a vast knowledge of gourmet food from her many years of experience as editor with Saveur and Gourmet. She will conduct a class on cheesemaking, and in addition, she will also offer cheese and wine pairing techniques.

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Family Views
by Michelle Hensman
Leprechauns in America
bout 150 years ago there was a terrible famine that ravaged the entire country of Ireland. The potatoes were rotting in the ground before the farmers could dig them up. Hundreds of thousands of Irish men and women lost their jobs, their homes, land and some even lost their lives because they could no longer make money to buy food and pay the rent. Sadly, those who survived were forced to leave their homes to find food or face certain death! They went searching for other jobs, opportunities and food throughout Ireland and across the sea. Most had no choice but to live in the glens and forests until passage on one of the ships could be arranged. These were the very same glens and forests that fairies and wee people known as leprechauns lived. Leprechauns were known to be a happy, hard working, jovial and very rich lot. They typically spent their days working hard as cobblers; making beautiful shoes for all the fairies. When the work was done they would celebrate their earnings as they sang and danced the night away. Fairy gold, the purest, most precious metal known in the entire world was all that really mattered to leprechauns. They worked very hard to get it and even harder to keep it; in fact wee people got very little sleep because they always wanted to keep a close, watchful eye on their gold. Legend said that if a human could catch a leprechaun then the leprechaun must tell them where their fortune was hidden. It was also just as well known that if provoked the wee people had a very mischievous, tricky, and vengeful nature. Humans, if they were smart, avoided leprechauns, and unless crossed, leprechauns did not interfere with the business of humans. So now you can understand why the wee people became very nervous when all the farmers and their families began camping in and around their land. While most knew better and did not trust humans, some of the younger more adventurous leprechauns were a bit curious and some of the older leprechauns wanted revenge. Whatever their reason for being around the humans many wee people found themselves mistakenly packed away in travel sacks and luggage trunks. The leprechauns had no choice but to be silent and wait, because if they called out for help a human would surely hear them and demand their gold.

Going Native
by Michael Flaherty




A good many leprechauns were just moved around the country of Ireland. It was a hardship for them to figure out where they were and a mild inconvenience for them to get back to their own lands but they were the lucky ones. For so long as a leprechaun breathes the air and stands on the blessed soil of Ireland, they remain powerfully magical and lucky forever. Others did not fare as well. Many Irish families managed to book passage on schooner ships, like the Jeanie Johnston, and sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to Canada and America. It was on these very ships that leprechauns found their way to America. When the travel sacks and luggage trunks were finally unpacked and the leprechauns freed they were in foul moods. They emerged confused, hungry, penniless and miserable with muscle aches. The worst of their discoveries came when they learned that with Ireland no longer beneath their feet and above their heads they were not as powerful. The Leprechauns blamed the humans for their misfortune until they realized they now needed the help of the humans. With no idea as to how they would get back to Ireland the leprechauns learned there was only one thing they could still rely upon, their scent and desire for gold! Leprechauns could smell and even feel the gold in the ground but no longer had the magic or the strength to retrieve it. Not ones to give up on a fortune, leprechauns began using humans to get the gold for them. At night when humans were fast asleep in their beds, leprechauns would whisper in their ears where to go and what to do, “Go south to Georgia” “Go west to California and Oregon (Jacksonville!).” How else do you think people learned where to find the gold? Leprechauns in America learned to live with their diminished magical powers but they never forgot and they will never stop blaming the humans for what happened to them. That’s why they promised that on every St. Patrick’s Day they would wreak havoc on the humans around them. They agreed that they would find and take as much gold as they could, play as many cheeky pranks, and make as much of a mess as they could possibly could manage. They are determined to keep it up until they find their way back home to Ireland!

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 Volunteers - Cont'd. from Pg. 9 along with volunteers willing to plan and/or put together the lunches and individuals willing to research and/or present the themed talks. Victorian Christmas And of course, we plan to celebrate Victorian Christmas at the Beekman House, complete with a Victorian Christmas Bazaar. Individuals are needed to begin planning for the Bazaar and possibly making Victorian themed items. The plans are ambitious, but they also chart a road map for saving the Beekman House and bringing it back to life. Now we need your help! Are you willing to volunteer for one or more of these roles? For one or more of these activities? If so, please e-mail Carolyn Kingsnorth at or call 541-245-3650. 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.

Of the many ways that a gardener can would be forgiven for not recognizing this utilize earth friendly practices, one of body of water as a protected riparian zone the most obvious yet least implemented and potential salmon habitat, in that it of these is the use of native plantings. more closely resembles a derelict drainage Natives blend beautifully with the betterditch full of gravel and algae than a known ornamentals we've come to love; healthy riparian ecosystem. My challenge known and loved primarily because in this project is to give my client the they comprise the bulk of the offerings beautiful, profusely blooming and at our local nurseries. This becomes a otherwise engaging outdoor space of her type of positive feedback loop—people dreams while simultaneously planning appreciate those plants on offer, the for the restoration of the native riparian nurseries stock more of those appreciated habitat whose protected boundary plants, people continue to buy more of extends halfway into her yard. those same plants, etc. Native plants can As I've discovered, this is not nearly as be a hard sell, not because they are not hard as it sounds, and it's probably one valuable additions to the landscape but of the most educational and inspiring because folks just don't know a whole lot projects that I've ever worked on. To those about them. I'd like to change that. who eschew the native plant community So, what exactly is a native plant? in favor of those plants considered to be According to the Federal Native Plant the gold standard of beauty in the garden, Committee, a native plant species is I say you haven't done your homework. "one that occurs naturally in a particular Here are a few examples of the plants I've region, state, ecosystem, and habitat had the pleasure of working with recently. without direct or indirect human First, Acer circinatum, commonly actions." According to National Park referred to as the Vine Maple. As is the Service naturalist Lee Dittmann, "It takes case with many of our local natives, the thousands of years for the species of an Vine Maple tends to have multiple trunks area to co-evolve, to adapt to each other and has more of a shrubby appearance and to the peculiarities than the average maple. of their physical It also has one of the most environment. This is stunning displays of fall why a plant species color in the maple species. which has survived A deciduous shrub well in the area for a few suited to riparian habitats decades or even a is the Cornus sericea, or couple of centuries Red-twig Dogwood. In isn’t considered to addition to clusters of be native." By most small white flowers in definitions a native spring, this native shrub plant is one that has has an amazing display existed here since Red Twig Dogwood & Aspen Trees of red fall leaves and is before the arrival of probably best known for Europeans in this region. its display of bright red stems, a welcome The bulk of the plants carried in shot of color during the grey days of local nurseries are therefore considered winter. When it comes to spring flowering, non-native. They are exotic cultivars nothing comes close to the brilliant display plants cultivated from species that grow of the Ribes sanguineum, or Red Flowering naturally in other parts of the country Currant; hummingbirds love the blooms or world that are valued ornamental and the off-white fall berries provide a feast additions to our local landscapes. They for birds of all kinds. are attractive in a variety of ways: The list goes on and on, as do the brightly colored, extraordinarily hardy, qualities that recommend our native long-blooming, unusually textured. plants to prominent places in the garden. What is not advertised about many of While those qualities may now be more these plants is that their demands are apparent, the reason for blending natives particular: frequent shearing or pruning, into our cultivated landscapes goes more dependency on regular watering beyond their beauty. These plants have and fertilizing, and potential invasiveness been in this area for thousands of years. (becoming wild and outcompeting native They have evolved into communities of plants for limited resources). In addition, plants that not only live in balance with many of these plants add little value in one another but provide much needed providing the food and shelter needed for food and shelter for local wildlife. They survival by local wildlife. are an excellent addition to any residential When I began my career as a landscape garden because they are accustomed to designer five years ago the concept of native our (usually) wet winters and our hot, plantings was a bit of a mystery to me. The dry summers. Once established they plants that I was most immediately familiar require little to no supplemental watering with were those that were commonly or fertilizing. Along with a variety of carried by local nurseries (those popular low-water, low-maintenance ornamental plants) or those that I knew by sight perennials and shrubs they form the because they were so ubiquitous here in the backbone of a beautiful, easy care garden. valley (heavenly bamboo, for example). The Their flowers and berries will bring the more experience I gained the more I learned butterflies and birds in droves. about the types of plants that not only do I hope this inspires you to give natives well in our climate but truly thrive here. It a try. They are the perfect plants for our wasn't until 2009, when I became involved environment and their many varieties can with the OSU Master Gardener program, provide four seasons of enjoyment. Go that I discovered the world of native plants. native this spring. You won’t regret it. Michael Flaherty is the owner of Veridian I became the head gardener of the Native Designs, a landscape design/build company Plant demonstration garden and began to specializing in sustainable, low maintenance learn the importance of considering these residential design. Mr. Flaherty is a member plants in my designs. of the Association of Professional Landscape I am currently involved in creating Designers (APLD), an international a residential design for a client here in organization representing more than 1,400 Jacksonville whose property abuts Daisy landscape designers. For more information Creek. For those unfamiliar with this please visit stream, it runs right along the outskirts Please see Veridian ad on page 35. of the historic core of Jacksonville. One

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by Cheryl von Tress
The Illusion of Perfection

Jacksonville Elementary's "Adventure in Art" on March 20th!
The 8th-Annual Jacksonville Elementary Art Program Exhibition is themed “Adventure in Art,” and will be held on Tuesday, March 20 from 5-7:30 pm in the school gymnasium. Student works of art will proudly be displayed for the entire community to enjoy! Since the program inception in 2005, students at Jacksonville Elementary in every art class and help students understand how their art relates to other subjects. The program, first introduced and managed by local artist and teacher Tami Lohman, continues in good health, due in large part to the quality of her written instruction on each subject. One does not have to be an artist to understand and teach these

Art Program Parent Volunteer Coordinator, Jessica Haynes with some student artwork. School have learned about perspective, pointillism, color and collage. They can tell you the difference between fine art and illustration, realism and abstraction. Thanks to a unique partnership of parents, teachers, administrators and community members, students are studying art in K-6 classrooms and applying lessons to other disciplines. Between October and March, parent volunteers with the Art Program lead students through projects designed to teach art basics such as shape, color, line and texture. Parent volunteers are in the process of teaching 20+ projects to their students at any given time. They’ve introduced students to the work of master artists such as Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Georgia O’Keefe, Vincent van Gogh, Albrecht Dürer, Eric Carle and Henri Matisse. Additionally, they’ve exposed students to a wide variety of materials and techniques including paints, pastels, clay, wire, textile and gourd. The support received from teachers is also outstanding. They participate lessons. Tami originally created this program in the Portland area so when her family relocated to Jacksonville, she was able to bring the program to fruition in JVE. Tami says, “Kids love art…and art teaches them so much—like planning, estimating and spatial thinking.” Jacksonville Elementary has had the program in place since 2005. Since that time, Ruch and Griffin Creek Schools have also implemented the program. Special thanks are in order to the caring businesses and organizations that are supporting this program at providing kids at JVE with the life-long gift of art education —Rays Food Place, the Lions Club, Valley View Nursery, Bigham Knoll Campus, parents and community members. The support of these generous organizations and individuals makes this amazingly highquality program possible! Since community support fuels JvE’s Art Program, please consider making a donation to the Art Program through the Jacksonville Elementary PTO, 655 Hueners Lane, Jacksonville, OR. 97530.

ersian rug weavers have long held that only God is perfect so every rug they weave has an imperfection. This adage can apply to almost every room of our homes. It’s rare to find a space that is entirely perfect. A low-ceilinged room dweller might chafe at the person who complains of their high-ceiling room. Yet, with a soaring ceiling that encompasses more than one area, how can artwork be placed for viewing from two separate floors? Where might window coverings begin and end? What about the odd-shaped room— you know, the one with sloping ceilings, irregular floors and that bowling alley feel you get from a long rectangular room? Basic Corrections Employ color and pattern strategies for odd angles. With the application of one paint color, awkward angles are softened visually. Or, if wallpaper is preferred, choose an overall pattern to distract the eye. Avoid bold patterns like stripes and geometric. These choices will highlight bumps and twists in the shape of your room. For overly high ceilings, use a richer color on the ceiling to visually lower it. If you bring the ceiling color onto the upper rim of the walls and use trim for separation, a more human-scale proportion will be created, instantly cozier! Use this technique wherever intimacy is desired, e.g., dining rooms, dens, bedrooms, living rooms. Low-ceiling rooms benefit from applying the same color to walls and ceiling. When a ceiling is white or much lighter than the walls, it actually falls into the space visually. Not a fan of the crown molding, trim or baseboards chosen by previous homeowners? Minimize their impact by painting them the same color as the walls or a hue value one to two shades lighter or darker than your wall color. Trim does not need to be in the white family. White is reserved primarily for suburban, urban


high-impact and Country style decor. The bowling alley online hallway solution? Use artwork, photograph gallery, a fabric or woven grass panel or something sculptural to create a feature wall at the end. Or, if you have cupboards at the end, create interest with paint, wallpapered door panels, or figurative art on door panels. Sadly, there’s not one simple solution to window coverings in odd-shaped areas. This truly requires the help of a professional to create options. Spring Is Here! Blossoms will abound and your home will love you for bringing the outdoors in. The photos will serve as inspiration for different arrangements and vessels. View the online gallery at www. in the Columns, HomeWorx section. “Spring is here, why doesn’t my heart go dancing?”—Jackie and Roy lyrics Cheryl von Tress is principal of Cheryl von Tress Design Group www.cvtdesigngroup. com and owner of Hospitality Centrale www. inside Jacksonville Barn Co. See the ad on page 20.

Resume Writing Made Easy!
Jackson County Library Services has installed WinWay Resume deluxe software on designated computers for help in getting resumes formatted and ready to go. This easy step-by-step program offers help with phrases and wording to personalize resumes and cover letters. WinWay software also has instructional videos on the interview process. Stop by any one of the 15 Jackson County library branches and take the next step on the ladder to success. For more information, please call Jackson County Library Services at 541-774-8679.

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by Julie D. Danielson, O.D.
Healthy Eating Habits Play A Role In Eye Health
n honor of Save Your Vision Month, celebrated each March, the doctor and staff at Jacksonville Vision Clinic would like to remind residents in Jacksonville about the importance of healthy eating habits for optimum eye health. More than 22 million Americans suffer from cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the two leading causes of visual loss and blindness. Because cataracts require costly surgery and treatment options for AMD are currently limited, preventive measures play a particularly important role in maintaining good eye health. Based on research by the National Eye Institute, in addition to countless clinical trials, studies and surveys, there is a positive correlation between good nutrition and the prevention of AMD and cataracts. Studies have suggested that by eating foods rich in six nutrients —antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E and zinc—you can protect your eyes from disease. In other words, healthy eating habits can mean healthy eyes. So, what type of foods are EYE HEALTHY? If you are familiar with the link between carrots and good eye health, then you have done some homework. Let’s explore other foods that can benefit your eyes. These are foods that contain the six key nutrients for eye health. Most fruits and vegetables are great sources of vitamin C, including oranges, grapefruit, strawberries, papaya, green peppers and tomatoes.


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Vitamin E is more difficult to obtain from food sources, since it is found in very small quantities. However, good food sources include vegetable oils (safflower and corn oil), almonds, pecans, wheat germ and sunflower seeds. Beta-carotene is present in dark green leafy vegetables (spinach!), deep orange or yellow fruits (carrots, mangos, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, apricots, and peaches), vegetables and fortified cereals. Lutein and zeaxanthin are found together in many food sources. Dark green leafy vegetables are the primary sources of lutein and zeaxanthin (kale, collard greens and spinach), but they are also present in lesser amount in other colorful fruits and vegetables, such as broccoli, orange peppers, corn, peas, persimmons and tangerines. Good food sources of zinc include meat, liver, shellfish, milk, whole grains and wheat germ. Eating healthy for your eyes could be the most promising means of protecting your eyes from AMD and cataracts. In addition, planning menus rich in the nutrients described above can mean better overall health for you and your family. Consider eating eye healthy foods and gain benefits for your whole body. Julie Danielson, an optometric physician, is available by appointment at (541) 899-2020.

Food System Planning Workshops Coming to Jacksonville and Applegate Valley
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Our relationship to food is at the core of who we are as individuals and as a community. Our daily choices about what we eat and where we buy it are influenced by our values and too often how much money we have. Nationally, we are struggling with big issues such as corporate farm subsidies, an epidemic of obesity, and hunger. A food system is the sum of all activities required to make food available to people and includes production, processing, distribution, consumption, and waste. A sustainable food system integrates elements to enhance environmental, economic, social, and nutritional health for all. Over the next year, you will have the opportunity to help guide and connect the community food system in the Rogue Valley during community food system planning workshops held around the Rogue Valley. These workshops are an opportunity for the community to participate in the Rogue Valley Community Food System Planning Process that is being coordinated through a partnership between ACCESS, Thrive, UCAN, and the Oregon Food Bank. The goal is to identify resources and opportunities in our community food system and formulate a strategic action plan to address these opportunities. Communities that have already gone through this process have identified and accessed new markets for farmers, opened new food pantries, created and promoted opportunities for food education, provided more opportunities for people to grow their own food, and many more advances to strengthen their food system.

The first workshop will be held in Applegate on Sunday, March 11th from 1pm to 6pm at the Applegate River Ranch House. This will be a FEAST workshop that will be facilitated in partnership with the Oregon Food Bank. FEAST stands for Food, Education, Agriculture, Solutions, Together. FEAST is a community organizing process that allows participants to engage in an informed and facilitated discussion about food, education and agriculture in their community to work toward solutions for healthier, more equitable and resilient local food system. The second gathering will be held in Jacksonville on Tuesday, March 13th from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Jacksonville Presbyterian Church at 425 Middle Street. This gathering is a Community Foods Conversation, with the goal of building a base of community food system information. This gathering is centered around a potluck meal with all encouraged to bring foods that are produced locally. Discussion will center on food resources and opportunities to strengthen the community food system. Workshops are open to anyone with an interest in our community’s food system. For more information and to pre-register for these workshops please contact Hannah Ancel, Community Food System Coordinator at ACCESS,, 541-618-4019.

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Soul Matters
by Kate Ingram, M.A.
“Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify...” -Thoreau
reduced to something you “do” while doing something else and returned it to it’s rightful place as not just a necessity of life, but a sensual experience that connects us to the earth, our senses and one another. I’d like to expand the notion of Slow Food to Slow Living, a response to the incessant push for new and more and faster. Slow living embraces the sensuality, the soul, of daily life. The faster our technological speed, the more out of touch we become with these intangible essentials and the more impoverished we are as people and as a culture. Many religions (used to) incorporate a day of rest into their week, a day set apart to reconnect, reflect and actually rest. Doing this created sacred space. Where there is silence and space the unexpected can arise, unhindered by the noise of daily busyness. We need that sort of space: otherwise one day is like the next, nothing is sacred, and there is no room for the breath of creative inspiration. Life becomes a blur of mundane ordinariness. Our technological speed, dependence and addiction takes it’s toll not just on our emotional and spiritual selves, but on our minds and bodies. Even if you love all things digital, it is a fact that the speed and rapidity of technology accelerates our brains and hormonal activity, rewiring and acclimating us to abnormal speed and hence, abnormal stress. It is impossible to keep up with the pace of tech development, but the unholy alliance of tech and a capitalist economy pushes us to do just that. We can’t keep up, and trying to do so wears us down. It doesn’t take a leap in cognition to understand why depression and adrenal fatigue are this culture’s diseases du jour. It is a great irony that the same technologies that can ease our lives and bring us closer together manage to consume our lives and distance us from real contact: we want to be in constant touch but alone, with our phone, texting. We have forgotten how to be, much less be with, so distracted and beguiled and addicted are we to that little shiny screen. High-tech and low-touch, our sensual, animal selves waste away. Join me, then, in my Slow Living movement. Leave your phone at home (yes, you can do it) and get outside. Stare at a flower; wonder at its perfect design. Watch your child play without having to take a video and post it to YouTube. If you can’t leave your smartie-pants phone at home for an hour to take a walk or enjoy time with a friend—my friend, you have a problem. You may need to check into the rehab I’m going to create for the over-stimulated, a place to enjoy the pleasures of being rather than doing, a place where you remember how to see and feel and wonder and reflect. Open the margins of your life and see what’s waiting there. It won’t wait forever, you know. This day, as my mother used to remind me, will never come again. Kate Ingram, M.A., is a writer, professional counselor, and lots of other things. To comment on something you read or to schedule an appointment, please go to

Joyfull Living
by Louise Lavergne
The Power of Positive Thought
f you hold a pencil in your hand for a few minutes, it will not have much of an impact on your arm. If you hold it for hours… your hand, your wrist and your shoulder start to hurt and over time this little pencil feels like heavy concrete and can cause your body severe pain and injury. There is one simple solution to ease or prevent the injury: Put it down! It’s the same when you hold your negative thoughts and worries about life's problems in your mind for a prolonged periods of time. It can cause serious mental and physical health problems. The same solution for preventing the ill effects applies: Put them down. Do something you enjoy, walk, run dance— go to a JoyFull yoga class etc…. When things get tough and busy, the first thing we most often neglect is our physical and mental health. I hear people say they can’t afford the time, but with one class and/or taking a few minutes each day to focus on positive thoughts and gratitude you can diffuse the ill effects of stress and prevent serious illness. As the title of Peter McWilliams’ book states: “You Can’t Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought.” The mind is like a magnifying glass; what we focus on, we multiply. Émile Coué (1857-1926) was a pharmacist and psychologist in Nancy, France who had great success utilizing the power of positive thought. He referred to it as “The Law of Concentrated Attention.” He states that whenever attention is concentrated on an idea over and over again, it spontaneously tends to realize itself. If you are constantly mulling over the negative stuff, you keep creating more of the same. Coué introduced the practice of “Autosuggestion.” He said that it was an instrument that we all possess at birth that has “a marvelous and incalculable power...” In times of stress and worry or depression, how do we turn to a more positive way of thinking? Being positive is a daily practice that can start the minute we wake up. Cultivating a positive attitude does not imply lying about the reality of the situation but rather putting them aside for periods of time to focus on more positive thoughts that make us feel good. I have been sharing one of Coué’s My View - Cont'd. from Pg. 5 bank’s outdated electrical panel and wiring along with installation of high speed internet. Another JHS bank project under consideration entails installing floor-to-ceiling glass panels that will enable docent-free viewing of the bank on days when the weather permits. Like our website, the kiosk will promote up-to-the minute content on hikes, movies, dances, historic tours, concerts, classes, public meetings, art shows, fundraisers and much more. And, it offers our valued advertising clients (who make the print version possible) another venue to reach visitors and locals before, during and after business hours. The kiosk is a natural extension of the Jacksonville Review’s print, online and Facebook versions, on which co-publisher Jo Parker spends hours a day gathering, entering, updating and uploading information, stories and events. Fortunately, the website software integrates nicely with the kiosk software. And, like the website, kiosk content can be uploaded from anywhere Jo has her laptop and an internet connection! We dubbed the kiosk, “Jacksonville NOW,” acknowledging today’s fastpaced electronic age and digitallyoriented consumer. The home screen will feature dozens of modern-day and historic photos, blended with starting points to learn about businesses, wineries, tours, events and points of interest. For example, the “Jacksonville Woodlands” button will lead users to photos and videos of the trail system and the “Historic Cemetery” button will offer images of the cemetery and list “History Saturday” events. The “Wine Scene” will highlight the burgeoning wine region’s tasting rooms and vineyards. And, users will be able to access the most current Britt Festivals’ schedule and be linked to a site to purchase tickets. Several kiosk sponsorship levels will offer our Review ad clients an affordable, fun method to reach out to visitors and locals. And, like the print and online versions, we’ve reserved plenty of free space to help promote non-profit and community events. For updates on this exciting new project, visit and click “Kiosk,” or contact Whitman Parker at 541-601-1878 or email We look forward to unveiling the new kiosk in early April. And, be it online, onscreen or in-person, we remain committed to showcasing Jacksonville as a Small Town with Big Atmosphere!

y quiet little life of writing and drinking too much tea has lately given way to a crash course in social media as I prepare to move my book into the public eye. While I love being in the middle of a creative blitz, the cramming of technology as a second language (TSL) has me feeling slightly stupid, excessively amped and generally off-kilter. I railed against “social media” for as long as I could. I hate the word “blog.” I avoided and poo-pooed it all as utterly unnecessary until I finally acquiesced to the reality that it is, in fact, utterly necessary—if I’d like to publish a book, which I would. I’m no Luddite; I went through graduate school using a typewriter, and I’ll be the first to say that writing on a computer is vastly preferential. I also own an iPhone and an iPad (Steve Jobs having had the brilliance not only to create these clever gadgets, but to create a culture of iWant and iNeed to buy them), but I am not in thrall to them. As with most things, I believe computer technology has its place and value, but I want it to be my tool, not the other way around. I am concerned that as a society we are as much consumed as consumers. A techie friend of mine recently mentioned that he doesn’t want to buy a smart phone because everyone that owns one is glued to it, and he’s mostly right. There is a sign on the gate of my son’s elementary school that reads: “Please disconnect from your phone before you reconnect with your child.” The first time I saw this, I stood in disbelief and close to tears. The fact that parents must be reminded to pay attention to their child is, frankly, obscene. A lack of consciousness about our consumption of technology leads down a captivating but dangerous road. Lured by amazing, fun and even useful applications we can, without being aware of it, lose what Mary Oliver calls our “wild and precious life.” It becomes an unconscious habit to have phone in hand or bluetooth attached to head at all times: cell phones are the new binkies. When and why did constant contact and the relaying of every thought become so urgently necessary? An over-reliance on technology can wear away our ability to think creatively, to wonder, to muse, to be present and receptive. As a person of words, I find, for example, a huge difference between looking something up in a dictionary and looking it up on Wikipedia: the former tends, as often as not, to take me on an etymological journey, perusing other words, following a meaningful meander. It’s a sensual and soulful exercise not found in the expedient, quick—and often incomplete or wrong—answer. And there is a huge difference between my children playing Angry Birds and playing catch, or entering the magical realm of imaginary play. It’s a difference that is real and physical as well as mental and spiritual. It’s the difference between inhaling a Big Mac or enjoying a home-cooked meal. There was an uprising in the late eighties that called itself the Slow Food movement. It was a response to our burgeoning fast-food culture, taking a stand against bland conformity, speed over quality, and the blanding-down of our taste buds. It questioned food being



most popular mantra-like phrase that has had great success for many people: "Every day, in every way, I'm getting better and better" (French: Tous les jours à tous points de vue je vais de mieux en mieux). Bringing this phrase into a daily practice of deep breathing and exercise is a very powerful way to infuse the body with positive energy. Here is a yoga meditation that has been known to be an antidote to negative thoughts and depression. It builds a new biochemical system and it helps to allay fear and worries as well as give those who practice it regularly the capacity and strength to navigate through stressful and turbulent times. It establishes a direct relationship with the body’s natural life force to stay strong in mind, body and spirit. • Sit in a chair or on a cushion with a straight spine. • Extend the arms straight out in front of you, parallel to the ground. • Close the right hand in a fist, wrapping fingers of the left hand around it, bases of your palms are touching, keep thumbs together and pulled up straight. • Eyes are focused on the thumbs. • Inhale for 5 seconds, and without holding the breath in, exhale for 5 seconds, • Then hold the breath out for as long as you can—Repeat mentally "Every day, in every way, I am better and better" 1 to 3 times or more (about 10-15 seconds or longer). Progress slowly; you can work up slowly up to holding the breath out for 1 minute). • To end, take a simple deep breath— hold it—then exhale and take time for gratitude. Remember to take time to breathe— and smile. © Louise Lavergne 2001-2012 Louise is an international inspirational speaker, author, creator of JoyFull Yoga and JoyFull living coaching. She owns JoyFull Yoga LLC in Jacksonville where she offers private sessions and group classes. For more information on classes in Jacksonville visit www.joyfull-yoga. com; (541)899-0707 For more JoyFull Living tips, on-line classes and information about Louise visit

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Applegate Trails: Exploring Nature with Children By Michelle LaFave
With Spring just about ready to unfurl for her iPhone, but does she have the clarity its pent-up glory for all to see, the time is of mind and confidence to handle herself in right for getting your kids or grandkids a real life survival situation? geared-up for a beautiful and bountiful It is so important to teach youngsters season of hiking and wildcrafting. If the art of interacting respectfully and your children are like mine, they get harmoniously with nature—our future stir-crazy when kept under wraps for too really does depend on it. long and are eager to shed their sweaters If you’re looking for a way to get and take in a little sunshine. They love your family involved in local outdoor to prance along a moist path looking for recreation, the Applegate Trails all of the delightful treasures the forest Association (ATA) is a volunteer group holds, wade in irresistible pools of water, dedicated to creating and preserving nonand gather acorns, oak galls, and wildflowers. The first Shooting Stars are already up. My five-year old son loves to nibble these fresh flower treats and their yummy leaves. He knows not to eat too many of any of the wild delicacies. Speaking of delicacies, morel season is nearly upon us! Mushroom hunting is one of my family’s favorite pastimes. Last season, my little toddler could be found grinning from ear to ear, perched high on her daddy’s back while her brother cut morels Brennan and Arianna LaFave enjoying a hike. for the dinner table. We eat them sautéed lightly in olive oil, after soaking in motorized trails in the Applegate Valley. salt water for 30 minutes. Watch out for the Join the ATA on one of our educational look-alike false morels—they’re obvious hikes, such as the Trees and Wildflowers once you are familiar with the true morels, in Marble Country hike on Sunday, but you need to be sure of what you are March 11 on the Shooting Star Trail in eating! Beginning foragers should always the foothills of the Williams Valley. See consult with local experts AND have an our schedule of upcoming hikes on our excellent reference book. (Mushrooms website, Demystified by David Arora is a great Do you have specialized knowledge choice.) “If in doubt, throw it out!” That that you would like to share with the said, there is nothing more empowering community? Maybe you would like to than teaching your children how to take share your passion for local history, bird care of themselves in the wild. watching, environmental education, or Gathering food, medicine, and building nature crafts on a future hike? Get in shelter and fire are basic skills that are often touch—we’d love to see you on the trail. over-looked in this modern age of hyperFor information, please visit our website at technology. Your pre-teen might be able to or contact Michelle download the latest Edible Wild Foods app LaFave at

Tax Tips You Can Use
by Kathleen Crawford & Angela Clague, Enrolled Agents
t may not be October, but this month is a tax “trick or treat.” A new trick by the IRS is that a taxpayer must be very careful about their direct deposit information on their tax return. The IRS has told tax preparers that if incorrect information appears on a return and the money goes to some other account, you may be out the money. The IRS will not take responsibility for misdirected funds. Therefore, if your tax preparer asks several times to reaffirm your bank information this year, this is why. There is some good news for people who have been victims of identity theft. If your social security number has been used by someone else and they have filed a tax return with it, the IRS has a way to help. When two returns use the same social security number, the IRS holds both of them (and any refunds) to find out who is real. Once the IRS knows who is real, they will send a special PIN number to the real owner of the Social Security number that must be entered on the next year’s return. With the PIN, the return will be processed, not held, and the refunds will be processed as usual. It is a new PIN each year. If you forget to add it, the IRS will assume that your return is a bad one and hold it, pending investigation.


Have you gotten more 1099’s lately? In a new trick, the IRS has added two questions to every business form— partnerships, farms, rentals, corporations, and sole proprietors. The first question is, “Did you pay anyone $600 or more that should get a 1099?” and the second is, “Did you or will you send them?” These are “yes or no” questions. Imagine the probability of an audit if you answer that yes you did pay people, but no you won’t send out 1099’s. The IRS has finally figured out a way to put teeth into the old 1099 rules. The last small treat for 2012 is that the IRS has given taxpayers one extra day to file tax returns. April 15 falls on a Sunday, so the normal due date would be Monday, April 16th. The actual final date for filing returns or extensions is April 17, 2012. Happy tax time! The article is for information only. Please see your tax advisor regarding questions on your personal situation. The Jacksonville Tax Lady LLC is located in beautiful, historic Jacksonville at 610 North 5th Street, just across from the Pony Espresso. Kathleen and Angela can be reached at 541-899-7926.

Help For People Who Have 'Lossed' A Loved One
by Dee Evers, WinterSpring Board Member
When her husband died after a brief illness, Arlene didn't know how she could go on without him. Living alone out in the Applegate made it even harder. Often she imagined she heard him in the home they had shared for so many years. She loved him with all her heart and had thought he was going to beat his illness. It didn't seem real that he was gone. Arlene cried daily, sometimes all day. And although she received loving support from her family and friends, particularly her son, some days it was all she could do to get out of bed. As the weeks and months passed without much change in her emotional state, she contacted WinterSpring Center, a non-profit bereavement support agency serving Jackson County. WinterSpring connects people to people in a healthy grieving process with a mission to provide support and healing programs to children, teens and adults who are experiencing loss. They offer specialized groups—bereaved parents, loss from suicide, spouse loss, school based teen grief, children’s program, companion animal loss support and more. WinterSpring also offers training and education on the grief experience to schools, community groups, and businesses. Arlene felt hope that she could get some help, so she signed up for a sixweek general bereavement group last March. The group was co-facilitated by two volunteers who had taken the indepth training offered by WinterSpring. During the hour and a half weekly meeting, participants received verbal support, opportunities to share and listen, and considerable printed information related to the grieving process. For Arlene the most beneficial aspect was her ability to talk about her husband and cry when the tears came, knowing that everything she said and did in the group was confidential. Arlene befriended another widow in the group and they went out to dinner together after the first meeting. This friendship continues, and they have been an additional source of support for each other. She also bonded with one of the facilitators and formed a supportive friendship. Arlene recently shared that although she had used other resources, WinterSpring’s program gave her the most help—both attendance at the group and reading the materials about grief. She now understands that her feelings and behaviors were and are "normal" for a grieving person. There is no "right" amount of time in which to recover from a deep personal loss. Arlene experienced a revelation regarding how the other members of the group responded to the death of a mother, a sister or a husband— each in his or her own, unique way. Arlene's husband has been gone a bit over a year now. She still feels connected to WinterSpring and recently checked out some books from the WinterSpring library. After she read one of the books, Arlene wrote: "I just finished reading one of the books, which I couldn't put down. There were, of course, a lot of tears. It just took me back through the pain he went through and the pain I felt and still feel. We widows are all the same. We go through a lot of grief and pain but we will get through it. The book made me understand myself a little better as to what was going on inside me during those months of seeing him in so much pain and still thinking that we were going to survive, never giving up. Then comes the loss, which is so hard, knowing that he is never coming back. You miss sharing with him things that happen, and you can't wait to get home or call to tell him. Then it hits you once again; you will never be able to talk to him again. Yet I still talk to him and want to believe that he can hear me and know that I love him with all my heart." Arlene highly recommends WinterSpring for anyone needing bereavement support. WinterSpring is here for YOU. For more information about WinterSpring, call 541-552-0620 or visit the website: www. And please consider attending the upcoming wine tasting fundraiser on March 10, 2012 at Pallet Wine Company. See ad on page 34.

Join the ATA in Hiking the Shooting Star Trail on Sunday March 11th!
The Applegate Trails Association (ATA) presents a stellar late-winter hike in the foothills of Williams. Grab your hiking shoes and come along on an adventure through flower-filled knolls, towering stately pines, and a mine that contributed marble for the Washington Monument. We’ll begin and end the hike via the private Shooting Star Trail System at the non-profit White Oak Farm and Education Center (www.whiteoakfarmcsa. org). These trails were designed and constructed by hike leader, Josh Weber. This hike is a loop of about 4 miles. With an overall elevation gain of 750’, this hike would be rated moderate to difficult. Upon completion of the hike, there will be a special (optional) opportunity to tour the working education center with director Taylor Starr. This tour could include viewing an octagonal straw bale house, visiting with the resident turkeys, goats and sheep, and previewing the gardens, among other attractions. On Sunday, March 11th, we will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the gravel parking lot next to the Applegate store and carpool to the trail. You can also meet directly at the farm at 10:00 a.m. Contact the hike leader for directions. It is appreciated if you would RSVP with the hike leader in advance. Wear sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing for the weather. Please take into consideration there will be uneven terrain and poison oak. Please leave your pets at home. Contact hike leader, Josh Weber at 541846-0738 or Check out our website at and stay tuned as ATA will be featuring monthly hikes throughout 2012.

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Farming For Health
by Robert Casserly, Executive Director Sanctuary One at Double Oak Farm
Care farming—also known as green care, farm care, or farming for health—is well established in Europe. For example, in the Netherlands there are more than 1,000 established care farms. Great Britain and Ireland have hundreds of them, and there are dozens more in other European countries. In the U.S., there’s just one—so far. On a 55-acre slice of heaven where Mule Creek meets the Applegate River, the folks at Sanctuary One are working toward the day when care farms are as commonplace in the U.S. as they are overseas. At its core, care farming is a rural development initiative that creates a more dependable, diverse revenue stream for farmers. But it’s not just a win for farmers, it’s a winwin. Care farms are a multidimensional rural healing center that improves the entire community’s access to cheap, affordable, and effective animal-assisted therapy and horticultural therapy. They also make excellent resources for schools and other groups looking for servicelearning opportunities. The Sanctuary helps people from all walks of life experience nature's power to heal by providing them with an opportunity to volunteer on a real working farm. Working with animals and gardening has been widely shown to lower blood pressure, ease depression and stress, and help lonely people establish therapeutic relationships. That was common sense and practice 50 years ago, back when most Americans lived on a farm. But now that city dwellers are the majority there are a lot of people out there who have never experienced the simple goodness of eating a fresh tomato, brushing a horse, or working with a neighbor to mend a fence. One of the Sanctuary’s keys to success is the unique spin it puts on the European concept of care farming, which is typically healthcare-centric. The Sanctuary’s innovation is to combine human service programs, permaculture-inspired farming, and animal rescue to make the whole more than the sum of its parts. The Sanctuary’s motto is—People, animals, and the earth: better together. Other ways the Sanctuary benefits the community: • It successfully converted a low-profit cattle ranch into a thriving nonprofit. • More than 50 onsite volunteers are reaping the health benefits of care farming. • It helped educate 1,200 tourists and school kids last year. • It provides interns with in-depth, hands-on farming education. • It provides a good, loving home for more than 60 farm animals and house pets that have been rescued from situations of abuse, neglect and abandonment.

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Sanctuary volunteer working with a rescued horse. • The farm’s 55 acres are a safe haven for native wildlife. • It puts most of the money raised straight back into the local economy via wages and purchases of goods and services. Military veterans of all ages are especially welcome to volunteer at the Sanctuary. A group of veterans visits the farm one Saturday a month to work on a special project and have lunch together. Please let us know if you’d like to join them. The Sanctuary welcomes anyone who wants to take a farm tour. During the tour, a staff member will guide you around the farm, answer your questions, and introduce you to our herd of rescued farm animals and house pets. Tours for families and individuals are available by appointment on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Group tours are available by appointment on other days, too. To book a tour, please visit us on the Web at www., or call 541.899.8627.


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Paws for Thought
by Dr. Tami Rogers
ive short months ago I was blessed with a beautiful baby girl and while my husband and I had long anticipated parenthood, little did I know just how much our lives would change. We are currently in the process of baby-proofing our home and I am overwhelmed by the number of dangers that are present for little ones that crawl and are able to grab at everything in sight. It makes me incredibly thankful that my pug does not have prehensile paws and is not tall enough to grab things from tables or counters! That being said, she will consume anything that falls on the floor without asking questions first and she is incredibly thankful that our daughter is being introduced to solid foods and has yet to fine tune her dexterity. In the process of baby proofing our home it made me realize how applicable this is for pet owners. Now I don’t think you need to go so far as putting electrical plug-in protectors all over the house but you should be aware of what is in your medicine cabinets. Nearly half of the calls to the Pet Poison Helpline involve human medications, both over the counter and prescription. Obviously a common problem with a potential of serious side effects, here is a list of some human meds that are frequently ingested by pets and why you should be concerned: 1. NSAIDS (e.g. Advil, Aleve, Motrin) – Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen and naproxen are safe for people but even one or two pills can cause serious harm to our pets. Dogs and cats may develop serious stomach and intestinal ulcers as well as kidney failure. 2. Acetaminophen (e.g. Tylenol) – Another common over-the-counter pain medication in many cabinets that very safe for human, even for children. Again, not true for pets, especially cats. One regular strength tablet of Tylenol may cause serious damage to a cat’s red blood cells, limiting their ability to carry oxygen. In dogs, acetaminophen leads to liver failure, and in large doses, red blood cell damage. 3. Antidepressants (e.g. Effexor, Cymbalta, Prozac, etc) – While these medications are occasionally used in pets to treat conditions such as separation anxiety or other inappropriate behaviors, overdoses can lead to serious neurological problems such as


sedation, incoordination, tremors, and seizures. Some antidepressants also have a stimulant effect leading to a dangerously elevated heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature. One pill can cause serious poisoning. 4. ADD/ADHD medications (e.g. Concerta, Adderall, Ritalin) – Medications used to treat these disorders contain potent stimulants such as amphetamines and methylphenidate. Even minimal ingestions of these medications by pets can cause life-threatening tremors, seizures, elevated body temperatures, and heart problems. This list is obviously not all inclusive, but it covers some of the most common and most dangerous. In general you should always keep medication out of reach and you should never administer a medication to a pet without first consulting your veterinarian. Here are some other things to keep in mind: • If you place your medication in a weekly pill container, make sure to store the container in a cabinet out of reach of your pets. Unfortunately some pets might consider the pill container a plastic chew toy! • Never store your medications near your pet’s medications – Pet Poison Helpline frequently receives calls from concerned pet owners who inadvertently give their own medication to their pet. • Hang your purse up. Inquisitive pets will explore the contents of your bag and simply placing your purse up and out of reach can help to avoid exposure to any potentially dangerous medications. • Never leave loose pills in a plastic Ziploc® bag – the bags are too easy to chew into. Make sure visiting house guests do the same, keeping their medications high up or out of reach. It is also important to note that while a medication may be safe for you, it may not be safe for animals. Pets metabolize medications very differently from people. Even seemingly benign over-the-counter or herbal medications may cause serious poisoning in pets. If your pet has ingested a human over-the-counter or prescription medication, please call your veterinarian or Pet Poison Helpline’s 24-hour animal poison control center at (800) 213-6680 immediately. Dr. Rogers can be reached at the Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital at 541-899-1081. Don't forget to donate to SOHS, Sanctuary One or Friends of the Animal Shelter and tell them Marty and Annie sent you!

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appy March everyone! This month, I decided to let the C-A-T (Cute Action Toy) speak out. He apparently has some things to say. Howdy folks—Marty here. Yes, I decided it was time for a feline voice to be heard. I have the pleasure (said sarcastically) of living with this D-O-G (Darned Obnoxious Golden). Annie continues to torment me daily by chasing me all over the place…I can’t get a moment’s peace, I tell you. I think she’s jealous of me, because I can do things she can’t. For example, I am allowed to be on the furniture—pretty much every chair is my domain. I relax on the chair seats, on the chair backs, on the sofa—well, you get the idea. Annie, on the other hand, isn’t allowed on the furniture, except on the bed for a while at bedtime. I AM a little peeved that I'm not permitted on the kitchen counter or tables…there’s good stuff up there! Also, unlike Annie, I have fabulous swiveling ears. If I am lying on the bed and hear the birds outside, my right ear can turn to hear the sound; and if I hear Annie charging down the hall at the same time, I can swivel my left ear to make sure I keep track of her (constant vigilance is my motto). It’s pretty cool being able to hear numerous things at once! Another difference is that I LOVE to be brushed, and she seems to hate it. My purr-o-meter rockets if I am brushed while I’m eating…that’s just awesome


in my book! I’m a pretty big purrer, and Annie can’t purr. I especially like a big belly rub first thing in the morning…I guess that’s something we DO have in common! Both of us have a tendency to sprawl on our backs with feet in the air, awaiting a belly rub. We also both know how to relax really well, and will often be found (Annie on the floor, me, of course, in a chair) laying there in total comfort – and sometimes fast asleep. I am always on alert, however, even if I appear to be asleep. My attitude is very clear, unlike Annie’s. She’s pretty much always the same (you know, tail wagging, drooling, slightly crazed-looking). I however have tell-tale signs about my mood: if my ears are back, my eyes are narrowed, and my tail is twitching, it’s best to back slowly away, keeping your eyes on me the entire time. If, however, I am relaxed and rolling around on the floor, go ahead and give me a good petting! I love having my head scratched – especially under the ears. Sometimes, if I’m feeling really happy and excited, I get a little rough with my teeth and claws, and that doesn’t go over well with the folks…I have heard a few yelps from Mom, and then this totally unsuitable “push” off the chair! Anyway – it’s certainly fun to be able to share some of my life with you! I hope that you – and your feline (and canine) companions are happy and healthy, and that you are all enjoying our Small Town with Big Atmosphere!

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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 Christina Duane – Councilor Paul Hayes – Councilor Jim Lewis – Councilor David Jesser – Councilor Donna Schatz – Councilor Dan Winterburn – Councilor BUdGET COMMiTTEE EMAiLS David Thompson – Chair Linda Graham John McCulley Rick Murdoch Nancy O’Connell John Roberts Larry Smith PLANNiNG COMMiSSiON EMAiLS David Jesser – Council liaison Nathan Broom – Chair David Britt Criss Garcia Owen Jurling Ron Moore Roger Thom HARC EMAiLS Christina Duane – Council Liaison Trish Murdoch – Chair Donna Bowen – Vice Chair Gary Collins Penni Viets 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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While working the streets of Jacksonville as the Town Crier during our Victorian Christmas celebration, I made it a point to thank people for shopping local. I would tell the horsedrawn wagon riders that Jacksonville's businesses are locally-owned and that they appreciate their business. I needed to listen to my own message. Just before Christmas I saw a TV ad for oven gloves. Good up to 500 degrees. Ahh! A practical gift idea for my wife! So I drove to the Medford store that was advertised. They did not have them in stock! I was about to drive on to another store in my quest, when... DUHHHH! Shop local! So, I retreated back to Jacksonville and found just what I wanted at the Pot Rack. What a great store. I ended up buying three pairs of oven gloves and several other items for Christmas gifts. I had all my Christmas shopping done and I did not have to leave Jacksonville. So, remember before heading off into the maw of Medford, check out our local Jacksonville merchants first. Larry Smith—Jacksonville’s Town Crier and confirmed local shopper

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Dear Friends of the Jacksonville Review: My sincere thanks to the kind and generous donations made to my heart transplant fund. I am truly touched by your thoughtfulness and I appreciate your support during these challenging, but also exciting times. I am so fortunate to live amongst such a warm and caring community and the support you share puts such a positive feeling in place, which is imperative in my recovery. My thoughts are with you and your families. Your donation is worth a lifetime of heartbeats and I thank you for being a part of this great miracle. Rick Murray


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Effective February 1, 2012: You can now include glass bottles and jars in your commingle cart!
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Examples include: margarine and sour cream tubs, yogurt and cottage cheese containers (no lids please).

EasiEr: Recycle more glass and plastic. ClEanEr: With fewer trucks on the road, we will lower congestion and reduce emissions. BEttEr: The more we recycle, the better our community’s quality of life.

You can now recycle motor oil on your regular red lid recycle day!
Set 1-gallon plastic jugs of used motor oil, with lids firmly attached, next to your red lid cart.

For our rural customers without red lid carts, these exciting additions are also available with our bin service. Please continue using the red bin for all your recycling needs.
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A bit of Bavaria in Southern Oregon
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