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he only thing missing from this May issue of the Review is more space to highlight all of the activities and events happening in Jacksonville. Whether you’re into gardening, hiking, history, art, old houses, wine, music, cooking, cemeteries, movies, books, dancing, town politics or a combination thereof, you’ll find something of interest in this issue. Speaking of interesting things to see, we’re pleased that our Local Info Kiosk dubbed “Jacksonville Now!” is up and running inside the lobby of the Beekman Bank at the corner of California & 3rd Streets. This digital,

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Rick Murray May 29, 1955 – April 12, 2012 Rick Murray passed away at Stanford University Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family, after he developed post transplant complications almost one year after receiving the gift of life, a new heart. Rick grew up in the SF Bay Area and moved to Southern Oregon 12 years ago to raise his family. He touched many lives and will be missed by family and friends for his optimistic gentle soul and sense of humor. His memories live on in our hearts and especially of his wife, Vickie, and two children, Shamus and Delaney. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 5th from 3-5:00pm for Rick at the Jacksonville Library, Naversen Room. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: The Murray Family, PO Box 1074, Jacksonville, OR 97530 or a tax deductible donation through http://rickmurrayhearttransplantfund.org.

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City Council Meeting, April 3: Newly-hired Firefighter Alan deVries was sworn-in by City Recorder Jan Garcia and fellow firefighter Jeremy Valdez filling-in for Chief Hull who was out of town. Mr. deVries is an EMT with several years of firefighting and medical response experience. The Council approved the following Transient Lodging Tax grants: $1700 to the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce to attend tourism-related conferences; $1400 in matching funds to the Jacksonville Woodlands Association to print updated trail maps; a $2000 Chamber of Commerce grant to relocate the Jacksonville diorama in the Medford Airport to a more prominent baggage claim wall position; $2100 to Britt Festivals June 9 Taste of Summer celebration; $3000 to the Jacksonville Heritage Society as part of an $8000 Beekman House porch repair/replacement effort. Lodging Tax grants are awarded twice-yearly and comprise ½ of the “bed tax” funds collected by the Jacksonville lodging owners per city ordinance. The remaining funds are allocated for operation of the Visitors Information Center. A recommendation presented by City Forester Paul Kangas from the Parks Committee was approved for fuel reduction (fire) work in the Forest Park. Council approved allocating $400 to replace the plaque at the base of the Peter Britt statue in the Britt Pavilion. Council appointed Alycia Kersey to fill a vacancy on the Planning Commission. Kersey has a law degree with a focus on land use planning and was chosen in part to assist the department and commission with its upcoming municipal code revisions. Joyce Coleman was appointed City Snapshot - Cont'd. on Pg. 6

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CITY HALL HAPPENINGS
A Few Minutes with the Mayor
by Paul Becker
or anyone who may not know, there’s a racetrack just a hop, skip, and a jump from our town. Located at the Grants Pass Fairgrounds on Hwy 199 in Grants Pass, it operates for a short four or five-week season each summer. This year, it opens on June 16th. Grants Pass Downs is small in size, holding perhaps a couple of thousand people in the stands, but therein is the very reason for its attraction with people looking to spend a warm summer afternoon outdoors… and the people come, including many families with children. There are no race touts, no professional gamblers, and no reserved seats for the more affluent. The food stands are reasonably priced, as is the admission. Once inside, the view from the stands is a beautiful sweeping panorama across the surrounding hills. The entire experience is more intimate, setting it quite apart from the huge venues in famous places such as Del Mar, California or Belmont, New York. I mention this because I recall, from where I do not remember, hearing a phrase that “Life is like a horse race.” It may not seem fair to some, but there are winners and there are losers in life just as there are on a racetrack. This fact brings to mind another time-worn maxim, “It’s not whether you win or lose… it’s how you play the game.” Therein lies the problem. Not everyone plays the game according to Hoyle… in government, business, education, sports, and even entertainment, there are always those who would “game” the system. Indeed, in this 21st century of a global electronic information network, it has become even easier to spread misinformation, distort the facts, or even mislead people in the City Snapshot - Cont'd. from Pg. 5 to fill a vacancy on the Historic Architectural Review Commission (HARC). City Administrator Jeff Alvis was formally selected as the City Budget Officer in advance of the upcoming spring Budget Committee meetings— the first is at 4:00 pm on May 3 at the Naversen Room at the Library, followed by a meeting on May 17, if deemed necessary. Parks Committee, April 5 & 18: On April 5, a special meeting of the Parks Committee was called to discuss “A Presentation of alternative proposals for land exchange/sale with MRA.” The proposal, dated April 5, was from Bob Kingsnorth, Jack Helvie, Jerry Mathern, Jack Duggan and Bob Stevens. (Stevens was the only member to have signed the request.) After brief opening remarks by Chair Donna Schatz, committee members Larry Smith, Joyce Coleman and Tony Hess, resident Jack Duggan and MRA President Steve McIntyre addressed a 1 ½ page list of “concerns.” Those included easements, water, mineral and timber rights, traffic and stewardship plans. On 4/18, the committee voted to forward ten concerns to the City Council for their consideration with an expectation that staff would reply in writing to the questions raised. Planning Commission, April 11: More Room at the Inn? A proposal to increase outside seasonal patio seating at the Jacksonville Inn received unanimous approval. When completed, an expanded 490 square feet of patio will adjoin the existing patio to accommodate 20 more guests with 4 to 5 additional tables. The new patio, it was noted, will beautify an unsightly back portion of the alleyway, an effort which received praise from the commission. During a two hour public hearing, the commission heard expert testimony and public comment regarding proposed changes and compliance matters for the Frau Kemmling Schoolhaus Brewhaus on the Bigham Knoll campus. Commissioners examined four staff findings for landscaping, truck delivery ingress and egress and fencing. Bigham Knoll co-owner Mel Ashland was represented at the hearing by Daryl Witmore and Mike Thornton. The public hearing was closed without a ruling and continued to the May meeting. City Council, April 17: Council elected David Jesser as Urban Renewal Chair. Next, an annual report on the status of the city’s Urban Renewal program was delivered by Portland consultant Jeff Tashman. Mr. Tashman reported that the UR fund and program was “healthy,” and has potential to fund future city projects including expanded storm drains, sewer and transportation infrastructure. Of particular interest was his suggestion that Jacksonville consider a public/private partnership to tap UR funds for historic preservation of properties which comprise the backbone of the city’s National Historic status and bolster the city’s economic vitality. Mayor Becker and Fire Chief Hull formally recognized and thanked firefighter Jessica Stanfield for an outstanding performance at the Seattle Firefighter Stair Climb. The 2012 event raised $5m for lymphoma and other blood cancer research, a cause Stanfield supports. Council approved a contract extension for the Chamber of Commerce to operate the Visitors Center until June 30, 2013.

From the Firehouse to Your House
by Fire Chief, Devin Hull
Disaster Drill to Involve Public Safety, Staff and Residents
he City of Jacksonville will be heavy equipment. This is a task that the embarking on a Disaster Drill on EOC will need to consider and support. Saturday May 5th to instruct and The Jacksonville Citizens Emergency test city public safety and administrators to Response Team (CERT) will also be better prepare for a possible disaster. The testing their skills during this drill. goal is multi-faceted, encompassing many They will be assisted by CERT teams players. The drill scenario will take place in from neighboring cities. All will be the Westmont District utilizing new skills of Jacksonville, in surveying the simulating a mock area of the mock wildfire, but will wildfire and assisting involve other areas of with evacuation the city as it evolves. of residents and The primary goal assisting with is to allow City Staff direction of traffic and Civic Leaders and directing an opportunity residents to the two to activate the evacuation centers Jacksonville activated for the drill. Emergency The Jacksonville CERT team briefing—(l-r) Owen Jurling, Operations Center First Presbyterian Bill Graham, Chief Devin Hull (EOC) attached to Church and the and Linda Graham. the Police Station Jacksonville Calvary and adjacent to City Hall. The EOC is a Churches have volunteered their place for the City Administrator and the facilities and their congregations to act Mayor to coordinate with City Council, as Evacuation Centers and will be testing Committee Members, and City Staff to their ability to function in that capacity. direct the logistics of the operation of a Jacksonville Presbyterian Church will be longer term natural or man-caused disaster. involved with Food Service and Lodging A wildfire will be the focus of the planned and Jacksonville Calvary Church will drill, but an earthquake, flood, tornado, be functioning as a Medical Aid Station hazardous material spill, nuclear disaster, and Lodging. The Jackson County Mass health pandemic or civil unrest could Casualty Team will also participate in the cause a similar activation. It is important drill to test their recent training to handle for city officials to learn how to obtain field injuries sustained in the scenario. and coordinate additional resources to Additionally, the disaster scenario deal with a larger-scale response than planners encourage Jacksonville residents Jacksonville is accustomed to. to actively take part in following the Fire and Police personnel are used to instructions of the CERT team to locate the dealing with daily emergencies, but when Evacuation Centers. Some refreshments a larger incident evolves, they rely upon will be served at the Evacuation Centers additional resources from outside the city. and instruction will be given in how to As those resources arrive, there is a need prepare for possible local emergencies. to support those resources with basics For more information, please contact the such as restroom facilities, lodging, and Jacksonville Fire Department at 541-899-7246.

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On Horse Racing
guise of actually helping, when the real goal is to hinder. None of the scientific and technological advances in the past century have had any effect on this form of human behavior. Nor will they ever in the future… for the problem is as old as man. Nor have our political systems advanced in lock step with science. Science does not depend upon man’s character (though it can be misstated)… our political systems do. Hence, even at our small-town local level we sometimes face situations where the nature of a discussion belies a hidden goal designed to mislead some of the participants. I can only suggest to those who sadly hold to this course… truth will always trump deception. It may take a while, but it happens. Perhaps that sounds skeptical to some… still I believe it true because there are far more people of good will than there are those who rely upon artifice in order to achieve their goal. If that weren’t true, then none of us could ever get through the day from the time we get up in the morning until the time we go to bed at night. As long as there are more good people than cunning people, this system of “life” works. Not too long ago, the nation was inundated by the worst single case of corruption, or downright cheating, in decades when the Bernie Madoff story broke. Thousands of people, and even some institutions, were financially ruined before he was caught… but in this story there is a remarkable twist. It was his own sons that turned him in. I cannot imagine the emotional or psychological roller coaster they underwent, but their act proved once again that truth does eventually prevail. Just like a fine horse, give it a spot at the starting gate, and it will win the day.

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Jacksonville Welcomes New Firefighter
Newly-hired Firefighter Alan deVries is pictured here with Mayor Becker, his wife, Lorina and six-year old son, Simon during a swearing-in ceremony at Old City Hall on April 3. The oath was administered by City Recorder Jan Garcia and Firefighter Valdez. Mr. deVries, 35, is an EMT with a degree in fire response services. After serving with a Washington State district and Jackson County Fire District 3 for several years, deVries was hired as a fulltime fireman in Jacksonville. The deVries family has moved to Jacksonville and have two other children, Dillon, 12 and

Mason 10 who are not pictured here. Mr. deVries told the Review, “I chose to do something for a living to help my family and my community that also allows me to teach my kids the value of dedication and public service.”

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LETTERS
Applegate School Retrofit Project Update
Dear Applegate Community Members: As many of you may already be aware, in 2010, Applegate School was awarded a grant to perform a Seismic Retrofit on the historic old brick school house, making it once again habitable for school children! Ausland Builders have completed their grant work, which encompassed all of the major construction. They have done much to return the building to its original glory! We have a new roof, new heating and air systems, reinforced walls, all broken windows have been replaced, new carpeting, new lighting and ceilings, a new front landing and railings. The bell tower has also been reinforced and the bell is set to ring out across the valley again! However, the grant did not cover everything. The final stages of finish work still need to be completed for this project. We have taken up the challenge of raising funds to bring to a close the renovation of our “NEW” old school building. Our todo list is short; finishing the two student restrooms, adding current technology into the old building, upgrading existing doors, some painting and window work. Throughout the school’s history, strength has come from the community and it is very clear that this spirit continues today. We are asking you to please visit our website www.friendsofapplegateschool.com to learn more about how you can help. You will also see what has been accomplished, and see what is still needed. On this website you will find many photos of this amazing project and have an opportunity to be a part of this historic project by donating either in-kind, sponsoring a particular item or giving a traditional monetary donation. Please help us finish this significant historical work for our kids and our community. As a thank you for your invaluable support, we would like to invite all community members to: Save The Date! Applegate School Open House and Lion's BBQ Dinner June 7th at 5pm Please RSVP with Shawn if you would like to attend this event, or you would like to volunteer for our upcoming Spring Work Day or would like more information about how you can help: 541-846-6280. It is our sincere hope that in this spirit of community, you will consider making a donation of money, goods or services to this very worthy project. I have confidence, that together, we can bring this project to a close and have yet another generation of Applegate kids ringing the school bell each morning for all to hear. Sincerely, Stephanie Allen Principal Applegate School

Ruch School Escapes Closure...For Now
Ruch School parents and community members breathed a temporary sigh of relief as the Medford School District Superintendent, Dr. Phil Long, delivered his proposed operating budget for the 2012-2013 school year. He proposed no school closures for the coming school year but instead draws on the district’s reserve fund to cover operating costs. The School Board has the final decision about spending levels and changes, if any, in supported activities or operations. When faced with economic challenges, small rural schools feel especially vulnerable. As a community, we are all too familiar with the closure issue, as we were faced with a closure of Ruch School in 2005. Ruch School is a showcase for what can be achieved when school districts and communities come together to support education in a rural setting. Our 184 students are not only doing well in this environment, they are thriving. Deemed an “Outstanding School” by the Department of Education, our students are far surpassing both district and state goals for achievement. Ruch students are engaged with rich and rigorous curriculum and after-school enrichment. Kids who are engaged come to school and stay in school, as evidenced by Ruch’s 95% attendance rate, and 90% graduation rate as they move through high school. These are just two of the targets that the District will have to meet under the newly implemented Achievement Compacts. Understanding our rural community is essential to understanding how our school closure is not a sensible answer to the economic crunch. Families in our community are making a conscious decision to raise their children in a rural environment. They are consumers of education. They have carefully and thoughtfully made the decision to enroll their children in a public school setting that provides an exemplary education and one that supports their rural lifestyle. Ruch School is meeting both of these needs for our students. A survey of our families tells us that if faced with a Ruch School closure, alternative options for education would be sought. As many as 69% of our students would be homeschooled or seek a private or charter school setting. The loss of revenue to the district if the retention rate is a mere 31% is $482,000. The cost savings of such a closure really don’t add up. The Ruch School has been in operation for almost a century. It is the heart of our rural community and is a community hub for several aide agencies such as Access Food Pantry, Maslow Project, and various clothing banks. Our community is invested in our school’s success. I am in awe of how this community comes together in support of this school. As a group, we raise funds to support a wide variety of enrichments such as art, music, technology, language, horticulture, and sporting activities. Community members with no children connected to the school generously donate their time and financial resources in an effort to maintain educational excellence. We have adjusted to make ends meet while not sacrificing education. Back in 2005, we set in motion an operational transformation, changing to a four day school week and adding a middle school (7th & 8th grade) program to our previously K-6 model. Not only did these changes provide a cost savings, our middle school program continues to have a waiting list of students wanting a smaller junior high environment. No one wins when a school is closed. The School District surely doesn’t want it, our community doesn’t want it. Closing a school is failing. In the case of a rural school closure, the impact is far reaching. It is a loss of community, a loss of a rural lifestyle, and isolation for children and families. We are ready as a community to collaborate and make this a winning situation for all. Our 184 students at Ruch School are counting on us. Respectfully, Rachael Martin Ruch Community Member, Mother of two Ruch School students

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Dear Whit: I would like to thank you for your comments about the employee parking problem that we have in our city. This, as you know, is not a new issue. Owners and their employees continue to violate our parking regulations. Hopefully the police department will better monitor the situation and start issuing citations. As business owners, we need all the help we can to get our customers in these stores and tell their friends about their wonderful shopping experience they had in Jacksoville. Thank you. Steve Abandonato P.S. It would be great if a complete article about this problem would be published soon.

Please Slow Down!
This is a request for residents and visitors alike. Please slow down when you drive through town. Not just to avoid getting a costly (and annoying) ticket, but to avoid hurting or killing a person or an animal. I live on S. Third St. and in spite of two well-worn speed bumps, traffic still flies down this road. This is a very popular road for walking because of the great changes in elevation which give one quite the workout. However, there are no sidewalks on much of the road so drivers and walkers both need to be on the lookout for each other...not always conducive for what should just be a good exercise plan. There are lots of deer around too, so why take a chance of having one land on your car...or your lap. And you KNOW the deer are not going to get out of your way. These are very leisurely, strolling creatures. Most important though, are the people walking, the kids playing and possibly chasing a ball into the street, and the multitude of people giving their dogs daily exercise. Please slow down for all of the above. The difference in time it takes you to get to where you are heading by going the speed limit of 25mph is miniscule compared to the sleep you are going to lose if you hit, maim or kill someone. Maryl Cipperly

Chandler Husband Thank You
I would like to thank the community of Southern Oregon who supported and contributed to the Cystic Fibrosis Fashion Show which was also my senior project. The event was an amazing success and I was able to raise a total of $5,000 to help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Chandler Husband

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JACKSONVILLE OFFICE HOURS
CITY OFFICE Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm (541) 899-1231 MUNICIPAL COURT CLERK Monday - Friday: 9am - 4pm PLANNING DEPARTMENT HOURS Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8:30am - 2pm Wednesday: Closed to Public

Town Hall Meetings with County Commissioner Don Skundrick: • Thursday, May 10, 6:30pm at Jacksonville Library • Tuesday, June 12, 6:30pm at Talent Library

CITY OFFICES CLOSED ON MONDAY, MAY 28TH FOR MEMORIAL DAY

A consolidated report based on type of calls & number of incidences

Jacksonville Police Department March 26 to April 19, 2012
Call Type - Total Calls

POLICE BLOTTER

City Offices 541-899-1231 www.jacksonvilleor.us JACKSONVILLE CITY SCHEDULE
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, May 1, 6:00pm (OCH) BUDGET COMMITTEE: Thursday, May 3, 4:00pm (NVR) PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, May 9, 6:00pm (OCH) PARKS COMMITTEE: Saturday, May 12, 3:00pm (CC) CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, May 15, 6:00pm (OCH) HARC HEARING OFFICER: Wednesday, May 16, 10:00am (OCH) SPECIAL STUDY SESSION - Proposed City Business License Fee Increase: Tuesday, May 22, 5:30pm (OCH) HARC: Wednesday, May 23, 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

Alarm - 7 Animal Complaint - 4 Assist - Medical - 9 Assist - Other Government Agency - 1 Assist - Other Law Enforcement Agencies - 13 Assist - Public - 18 Burglary - 1 City Ordinance - 3 Civil - 5 Death Investigation - 2

Drugs - 1 Fraud - 1 Juvenile Problem - 2 Motor Vehicle Crash (MVC) - 3 Property Found - 2 Public Safety - 3 Suspicious - 8 Traffic/Roads - Hazard - 4 Traffic/Roads - Parking - 1 Trespass - 2 Unsecure Premise - 1

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SPOTLIGHT
28 Artists from Art Presence to Hold Floral Show
On May 18, 19 & 20 from will show their work, all of which will be a 10-4, Art Presence will hold a floral art show and sale “floral” theme. Artists at its new Art Center in the include, Jannie Ledard, Old Children’s Museum/ Alice LaMoree, Jail on the Courthouse Janet London, Steve Bennett, Sue Bennett, grounds. On opening day, May 18, a public reception Kim Foucher, Mae with wine and food will Heideman, Peter Coons, Carol Roberts, be held from 4-7:30pm. Lynda Haghan, Betty Since leasing the facility in Barss, Charlotte April from the Jacksonville Heritage Society, the artists’ Peterson, Carol consortium has been busy Perkins, Marilyn sprucing-up the building Hurst, Judi Johnston, Susan DeRosa, Linda and getting it ready for Boutacoff, Ruth Heath, public art displays. In late April, the group held its Rae Aubin, Cammie 'Roses and Lilacs' in oil Davis,Ron Moore, first reception and showing by Bill Stanton. at the center. According Kathleen Hoevet, Cheryl Garcia, John Dodero, Bill Stanton, to Art Presence board member Anne Brooke Hawkins, more than 28 artists Anne Brooke and Katy Cauker.

Boomtown Saloon Off to a Great Start!
Scott and Amy Dunn, owners of the Boomtown Saloon on the corner of California and Third Streets are pleased with the great reception they have received since opening their doors in late February. Scott has been a commercial pilot since 1981, and started his own helicopter company, Heli-Dunn Helicopter Co. in 2000. Amy worked for the Grange Co-Op for the past ten years. Both grew up on Sterling Creek and Anderson Creek, where their families were neighbors. Changes to the building included adding two high-definition TV’s, additional lighting, wider back exit doors and an improved Bose stereo system. The shuffleboard table is still there—and is now FREE, with tourneys on Sundays. In addition, a new pool table will be arriving soon along with traditional and video Oregon State Lottery games. The upstairs space, known as Redman Hall, is owned and will be operated by Merry Ann Hamlin who is reportedly making the hall a meeting and event venue. Boomtown Saloon is open seven days a week from 11 am to “late” and offers Del Rio wine as their Tap House Wine, and twelve to fifteen local wines by the glass and bottle. Oregon beers, including the popular Ninkasi, Blue Moon and Ashland Amber are also on-tap.

Amy and Scott Dunn. A wide selection of food includes pizza, hotdogs, shrimp, burgers, burritos, pulled pork sandwiches, tri-tip sandwiches, clam chowder and chocolate espresso mousse. All are prepared in-house and by Gourmet-To-Go Catering, a local catering company. Specials and events include Karaoke Tuesday, Wednesday Locals 10% Off, Thursday–Special Ladies Night Well Drinks, Friday–Jell-O Shots, Saturday-10% off local Oregon Beer, Wine or Liquor, and Sunday–Shuffleboard Tourney and Bloody Mary’s. Happy Hour is 4-7 pm Monday through Friday. Contact Boomtown Saloon at 541-702-2252 and check www.boomtownsaloon.com for specials and music offerings! See ad on page 35.

New Agent Joins Jacksonville Insurance Team
Jason Foster is the newest member at Jacksonville Insurance. He was raised in Everett Washington and went to college at Central Washington University. He has an extensive background in marketing and joined the agency in January of 2012. He specializes in personal insurance and is currently licensed in both Oregon and Washington. Jason enjoys hiking, camping and fishing; he loves the outdoors, and everything beautiful Southern Oregon has to offer. He also serves as a youth leader at Mountain Christian Fellowship in Medford and loves the work he has been allowed to do there. Please see ad on page 20.

Roam the Rogue Spring Passport Tour

Spring Plant Sale: Get Your Garden Blooming!
The Jacksonville Garden Club’s 27th Annual Plant and Bake Sale is Saturday, May 12, from 9am-2pm at the Historic Courthouse Grounds, 206 North 5th Street, Jacksonville. Plants of all types—sun and shade perennials, house plants and edibles—will be available for purchase, with planting advice and gardening tips from club members. Refresh those problem or tired spots in your garden—they can flourish with attractive new perennials while you support a good cause. Charming wire baskets planted with fresh herbs to enjoy all summer will be featured, along with fresh-cut local flower bouquets and home-baked treats—cookies, brownies and pies. The raffle will feature a large basket with many gardening items, including a copy of the popular Guide for the Rogue Valley Ornamental Trees and Shrubs. This must-have resource, produced by the University Extension Service Master Gardeners Association, has all the answers for gardening in our region. Don’t worry if you purchase more than you can carry; members of the Youth Garden Club will be on hand to assist you. Money raised from Garden Club sales provides local scholarships and supports Jacksonville beautification projects. For more information about the Spring Sale or Jacksonville Garden Club events, please contact President Susan Casaleggio, 541-899-2029. See ad below.

Located to the east of Jacksonville is another burgeoning wine region—The Upper Rogue area boasts numerous wineries and vineyards from Shady Cove to RoxyAnn in Medford. On Saturday, May 26 over Memorial Day Weekend, 9 of them—Agate Ridge, Cliff Creek Cellars, Crater Lake Cellars, Daisy Creek Vineyards, Del Rio, Folin Cellars, LaBrassuer, Ledger David and Roxy Ann Winery will participate in the Roam

the Rogue tour. This self-guided tour is perfect for anyone wishing to spend the afternoon discovering charming wineries and vineyards. Each vineyard will offer samples of two wines, each paired with a complimentary food selection. Tickets are only $29 and include a commemorative Riedel glass, map and delicious appetizers. Purchase tickets online-only at www.roamtherogue.com. Please see the Roam the Rogue ad on page 16.

New Generation Helps Preserve Our History
Visitors expressed Allie McGonagle and Sarah Villarreal their thanks to Sarah and Allie for their spent 3-hours on a Saturday cleaning the efforts in support of the Beekman Bank Historic Beekman Bank preservation efforts building. During the cleanup, local residents by the Jacksonville Heritage Society. Sarah and Jacksonville visitors entered the and Allie are apart of today's active teenagers bank for a glimpse into wanting to learn about one of Jacksonville's Allie McGonagle (left) and historic pioneer Jacksonville's pioneer Sarah Villarreal (right). history and participate commercial buildings. The Beekman Bank, in preserving this established in 1863, is the 2nd oldest bank history for their generation. Sarah attended Jacksonville Elementary School in Oregon and one of the original Wells before moving on to McLoughlin Middle Fargo stage stops, remaining essentially school in 2010. Allie is a freshman at unchanged since 1915 when the bank was closed following Mr. Beekman's death. South Medford High School.

German Restaurant to Host Family Fun at Maifest
Goodbye grey skies, hello sunshine! Frau Kemmling Schoolhaus Brewhaus is hosting its 2nd-annual celebration of spring on Sunday, May 6 from 11-5pm. “Maifest” is a German tradition which involves the entire family. Jacksonville’s early pioneers gathered friends, family, food and music together in Maifest celebrations as seen in this SOHS photo taken circa 1910 in Jacksonville. The Jacksonville Maifest celebration was traditionally a fun-filled event for Jacksonville school kids with the highlight of dancing to “Oompah” sounds played by the official Jacksonville Silver Coronet band around the Maypole. Children were taught a sense of community—each year kids would decorate paper baskets, fill them with flowers and leave the packages on a neighbors’ porch, ring the bell and run away before being noticed. Today, as was the case years ago, a May Queen will be crowned and act as the event announcer for a host of festivities and activities. For the kids, the day will include Maypole dancing, face painting, free portraits by a caricature artist, a walking magician, a kids bounce house and games. The Sauerkraut Band will be playing music—with dancing expected! Frau Kemmling Schoolhaus Brewhaus will have plenty of food for purchase available for all ages at various food carts, including pretzels, sausage, bratwurst and German beer. See ad page 16.

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Jacksonville tradition returns on May 19 & 20 when the Jacksonville Boosters and the Jacksonville Garden Club present their biannual Home and Garden Tour. This year, six historic homes will be featured along with several gardens. In addition, a number of Jacksonville's historic churches and buildings will be open with tours offered by the organizations who care for them. This will be a "first time on tour" for a number of the homes featured on this year's tour. The tour dates are Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20. Hours are 12:00 noon until 5:00pm on both days. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, May 1 at the Jacksonville Visitor and Information Center located next to the Post Office and will be sold at that location through Sunday, May 20. Tickets will also be available on the days of

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Jacksonville Boosters & Jacksonville Garden Club Home & Garden Tour Returns in June!
While there is no charge to tour the other Historic Properties open for tours on May 19 and May 20, donations are always appreciated and help these organizations with upkeep of these historic treasures. Please refer any questions regarding donations to the Docents at these locations. The Jacksonville Heritage Society, who maintains the Beekman House, will also be offering plants for sale during their open house on May 19 only. The Jacksonville Garden Club will be offering refreshments and a place to sit and take a break in the Peter Britt Gardens. Docents from the Jacksonville Boosters Club will speak about the project currently underway to restore the gardens to provide a verdant and peaceful reminder of an important part of Jacksonville's past for the enjoyment of residents and visitors alike. Be sure to stop by, have something to drink and eat, and hear about this wonderful and exciting project. We sincerely thank and appreciate our home and garden owners for making their properties available for this year's tour. Our historic homes and buildings are one of the things that make Jacksonville the special place that it is and we look forward to sharing these special homes with our visitors. Dirk J. Siedlecki & Terri Gieg Co-Chairs Home and Garden Tour Susan Casaleggio – President Jacksonville Garden Club Photos and photo editing: Ron Moore

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2012 Tour Featured Homes & Gardens: • The John Bilger House and Gardens, c1863 • The Obenchain House, 1868 • The Kenney House, c1898 • The Judge Hanna House, 1868 • Peter Britt Gardens, c1852 • The William Broad House, c1901 • The Smiths' Woodlands Rhododendron Garden • The William M. Griffen House and Gardens, c1864 Other Historic Properties Open for Tours: • The Beekman House, 1876 and Arboretum (Saturday, May 19th only) • The First Presbyterian Church, 1881 (Saturday, May 19th only) • St. Andrews Methodist-Episcopal Church, 1854 • St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 1858 • St. Joseph's Catholic Rectory, c1868 • The Masonic Building, Warren Lodge No.10 c1874

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the tours at the John Bilger House, one of the featured homes, which is located on Blackstone Alley. The cost is $14.50 (please no one under the age of 12) which includes entrance to all the historic homes and gardens. Since there is so much to see and do, tickets purchased may be used on both days however, we request that only one visit be made to each of the homes and gardens. The tour may be started at any one of the locations noted on the tour program and ticket. All proceeds from the tours are used for various community projects and organizations that the Boosters support such as the Jacksonville Elementary School Music Program, Food and Friends, (Senior Nutrition Project) Peter Britt Gardens restoration project, and Victorian Christmas to name a few.

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Church Event to Benefit Beekman House Preservation Efforts
Because of the C.C.Beekman family’s strong support of Jacksonville’s First Presbyterian Church, today’s congregation is concerned about the future of the Beekman House. Building the Historic Church, which was dedicated in 1881, was made possible by prominent Jacksonville banker Cornelius Beekman, who purchased the California Street lots. When the building cost more to construct than anticipated, Beekman assumed the remaining debt himself and planted shade trees around the church. He went to San Francisco and purchased the bell for the new church’s steeple. This bell, which is now at the new church, Historic First was brought Presbyterian Church to Southern Oregon by stage. Daughter, Carrie Beekman purchased the first church organ as well as the wood furnace. Following the death of Carrie, the Beekman house was scheduled to be sold at auction in 1961 by the University of Oregon. Siskiyou Pioneer Sites Foundation, a group of local citizens who organized to save historical sites in Southern Oregon, was successful in enabling the house to be maintained as a living museum by the Southern Oregon Historical Society (SOHS). Because of budget cuts in 2007, SOHS could no longer maintain several of Jacksonville’s historic buildings that Jackson County owns, including the Beekman House, Beekman Bank, the Museum/Courthouse and Catholic Rectory. In 2010, The Jacksonville Heritage Society (JHS) was formed to help preserve those buildings and find suitable purposes and tenants to care for them. The Beekman House remains the only pioneer residence in J’ville that has been home to one family and is furnished with that family’s original possessions. Since JHS is depending upon community support to revitalize this historic asset, the congregation is pleased to announce an event in June to help with the Beekman House maintenance fund. The event—a Strawberry Festival—will be held at the Historic Church in conjunction with Jacksonville’s Taste of Summer event on June 9. On May 19, the Historic Church will be a featured property and open for the Jacksonville House & Garden Tour from noon to 5pm. For information on the Strawberry Festival, please contact Joanne Wilcox 541-773-7203.

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The Unfettered Critic
by Paula Block Erdmann & Terry Erdmann
The Britt Festival: Half a Century, and Just Getting Started
We’ll discuss Heart, Huey Lewis and others next month, but right now we want to salute the magnificent Tedeschi Trucks Band. Derek Trucks rules on the slide guitar, and Susan Tedeschi’s haunting vocals demand your attention and your applause. They recently won the 2012 Grammy Award for Best Blues Album (“Revelator”). You’ll learn why on June 16. Pop—Calling Natalie Merchant with the Rogue Valley Symphony a “pop program” may be a disservice to this songbird, but categories are vague by nature. Nothing, however, is vague about Ms. Merchant, one of the finest singers on the planet. If you aren’t aware of her work post10,000 Maniacs, please check out her vocals on youtube. And at the Britt, on June 24. Country—It almost seems that singer/ songwriter Kris Kristofferson has always been an American music icon. Sure, he was a Rhodes Scholar first, but once his compositions—“Me and Bobby McGee,” “Help Me Make it Through the Night,” “Sunday Morning Coming Down,” etcetera—were recorded by artists like Roger Miller, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Janis Joplin, etcetera (again), there was no forgetting him. Nor should you forget about his evening on the hill, July 13. Comedy—How do you define a comic legend? Two words: Bill Cosby! While the Britt was building its classic beginning in our backyard, Cosby was becoming a classic in America’s living rooms, thanks to his groundbreaking appearances courtesy of Jack Paar, Ed Sullivan, and the iconic adventure-comedy series I Spy. The man who delivers such insights as “Sex education may be a good idea in schools, but I don’t believe the kids should be given homework,” will brighten the Britt, July 21. Yeah, we know—we’ve left out a formidable number of performers headed our way to celebrate Britt’s 50th Anniversary 2012. But fear not—we’ll be back. See you next issue. 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.

Elixir of Love
Opera and wine fans have something to sing about this May when the Rogue Opera presents The Elixir of Love by Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti. Performances will be held at the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater in Medford, May 4 and 6, and the Grants Pass Performing Arts Center, May 12. The two-act comedic melodrama is one of the worlds most-loved and most-performed operas. Dating to 1831, it contains the romantic and famous aria, “Una furtive lagrima,” and remains one of the world’s most beloved pieces of operatic music ever composed. The Elixir of Love tells the story of a love triangle involving a lovable and simple country peasant, Nemorino, a dashing but vain sergeant, Belcore, and the enchanting town flirt, Adina. It takes place in a bucolic agricultural valley where the county folk make wine and grow fruit. Throw in a "magical" love potion and a traveling huckster, "Doctor" Dulcamara, and you have a light-hearted, feel-good story with plenty of laughs. The Elixir of Love features beautiful Italian melodies and plenty of bel canto vocal fireworks. The performance will be even more special thanks to an accompanying special wine release by Red Lily Vineyards of the Applegate Valley in partnership with Rogue Opera. Vineyard owners Les and Rachael Martin provided a special-label 2007 Tempranillo in honor of The Elixir of Love production, available only through Rogue Opera, featuring a custom operathemed label painted by Jacksonville artist Katherine Gracey. The wine will be available in limited quantity for $55/ bottle. Opera-goers will be treated to fabulous music under the direction of Rogue Valley Symphony Director Martin Majkut. Artistic Direction comes from Noel Koran who is also General Director of the Tacoma Opera Company. For those who don’t speak Italian, the performance will include English sub-titles broadcast on large screen above the stage. Tickets may be purchased for The Craterian at www.Craterian.Org or 541-779-3000, and for Grants Pass at www.RogueOpera.org or (541) 608-6400.

n 1963, the number one chart-topper was “Go Away Little Girl” by Steve Lawrence. The top-grossing movie was Cleopatra starring Elizabeth Taylor. The Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series, William Faulkner accepted the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, Sidney Poitier won the Best Actor Oscar, The Beverly Hillbillies scored as the most popular television show—and, for the first time, a soft summer breeze carried music from a plywood stage on Britt hill into the town of Jacksonville. Orchestra conductor John Trudeau and his friend Sam McKinney had wandered into Jacksonville the previous year while searching for a spot to hold a concert. We suspect that Peter Britt would have been delighted when they chose his property for their project, just as we’re delighted that their dream still rings forth. Cue a forty nine-year round of applause, please. And another for the upcoming season—Number Fifty! For its first fifteen seasons, the annual Britt Festival featured classical music only. It wasn’t until l978 that other tuneful sounds were added to the mix; and throughout the mid-l980s, the venue continued to expand its pop offerings. Loyal fans have come to think of a trip up the hill as “the Britt Experience,” no matter what genre of entertainment reigns for the evening. The Classical Festival, of course, remains the centerpiece, and we’ll share our thoughts on this year’s performers as August nears. For now, please allow us to serenade you with just a few of the other eclectic highlights: For the youngsters—Inside the mind of every musician lives a child, but no one lets his out to play like former alt-country singer Jason Ringenberg. These days, Ringenberg channels his memories of growing up on an Illinois hog farm into a kid-friendly musical character named Farmer Jason. His albums have earned the Parents’ Choice Gold Award, and been named the LA Times’ Children’s Record of the Year. With an 11 a.m. start time, and $9.50 ticket price (children aged two and under are free), this June 23 show is just what the family ordered. Rock/Blues—This is a tough choice.

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Jacksonville Locals "Working" It!
“I’m not just a waitress—I’m a onewoman show!” Delores Dante (Sarah Maple) explains to the UPS man (David Sours) why there’s no work so trying— yet so satisfying—as being a waitress. Both actors are from Jacksonville, and will appear in the musical “Working,” opening May 11 and playing for three weekends at Rogue Community College. The musical is based on Studs Terkel’s ground-breaking book about the everyday exertions of ordinary Americans. Tickets for “Working” are $12 for general admission and $10 for students.

To reserve tickets, call or email the box office at 541-245-7585 (leave a message) or email to boxoffice@roguecc.edu.

Chamber Chat
by The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
elcome to the monthly “Chamber Chat!” This month is a busy one for our town... so I will make it short and just tell you of one exciting evening coming up—June 7th. Last fall, the Chamber offered a free evening Trolley tour to owners of Jacksonville businesses to introduce them to our “Historic Trolley Tour” so they could experience what our visitors experience! It was a success and we promised to offer the same thing this spring for employees and staff of Member businesses. Our hopes are that staff will become aware of the Trolley tour and help promote Jacksonville to our tourists. That date has been set! PLEASE offer your employees and staff the opportunity and encouragement to “take the ride” on Thursday evening, June 7. Riders should meet at the trolley stop at the corner of California and 3rd Street at 5:30pm—the tour will begin at 5:45pm. This is a FREE hour-long Historic Trolley tour and the only pre-requisite is that all staff and employees must be of business Chamber members to attend. If you are a new business, new Chamber member,

May Movie Night at Old City Hall
The feature film for May is an engaging work of whimsy, PICCADILLY JIM… featuring Robert Montgomery, Madge Evans, and that stout fellow from The Wizard of Oz, Frank Morgan. Adapted from the Saturday Evening Post serial from the pen of P.G. Wodehouse, it is also a classic “screwball comedy” from the period when audiences delighted in light-hearted entertainment. The New York Times critic, notorious for being tough, wrote… “How could one not enjoy… Piccadilly Jim?… It's a small gem of a movie and one too infrequently seen. Nab it!” Another writer commented, “The film is a sparkling little drink of champagne, which the best of Wodehouse usually is.” And another wrote, “All in all, the film is a great example of the glossy MGM romantic comedy of the '30s, with the kind of cast that makes films of the era so remarkable. They really don't make 'em like that anymore.” This is the kind of film audiences would go to the theater to see, if only to forget their troubles for a short hour or two. Some may regard it as light fluff, but don’t we all need an ice cream sundae in our life once in a while? This one comes with whipped cream. PICCADILLY JIM will screen at 7pm on Friday, May 18th. Doors will open at 6:30pm.

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Next Medford Food Project Jacksonville Pickup Day: Saturday, June 9th
For information on how you can get your green bag, please contact Jerrine Rowley at 541-702-2223 or jerrinerowley@charter.net

or Employer member that did not attend the Trolley Tour last fall, please come on down and join us! Reminder: The Chamber is hosting a presentation by Fire Chief, Devin Hull on May 10th at 5:30pm at the Bella Union. Chief Hull will present, "Map Your Neighborhood,” an emergency preparedness presentation, geared towards residents as well as the business district. The Chamber is encouraging all of the downtown merchants and businesses to attend this very important meeting to actively plan for any emergency. This meeting could save your life and/or that of your employees. The Chamber invites you to join us at our monthly general meetings at the Bella Union. Held the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm, we offer a relaxed and informative time to socialize and connect with the business community. See you May 10th! For information on the Jacksonville Chamber or to join, please contact the visitors center at 185 N Oregon St., call the office at 541-899-8118 or email to chamber@jacksonvilleoregon.org.

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

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

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The season starts off with The season starts off withaan an event that’s become event that’s Jacksonville: Taste tradition inbecome a tradition in Summer. This year of Jacksonville: Taste ofTaste of Summer. The year Taste of Summer is Saturday, June 9, Summer is Saturday, by local and includes music June 9, and

includes music by local by bands, demonstrationsbands, demonstrations wine Presence, Art Presence, aby Art walk, a wine walk, children’s activities, children’s activities, hot hot air balloon rides (weather air balloon rides (weather permitting), classic cars, permitting),classic cars, food booths and more! Bring Bring food booths and more! the whole family out family out and soak the whole to this eventto this up all of the fun that Jacksonville event and soak up all of the has that Jacksonville has to fun to offer. Admission to Taste of Summer is free; fees for specific offer. Admission to Taste events will is free; fees Summer of Summervary. Taste offor is co-sponsored by the Chamber specific events will vary. Taste of Commerce, the Jacksonville of Summer is co-sponsored by

Oregon Business Association the Jacksonville Chamber of and Britt. Commerce, Jacksonville Oregon Business Association (JOBA) On Thursday, July and Britt Festivals.19, Britt celebrates the 50th season in style On Thursday, July 19, Britt with the Black & White Gala. celebrates the 50th season in style The the Black & White Gala. with festive evening will include food from evening will include The festive local restaurants, wine from 25 wineries of the Southern food from local restaurants, wine Oregon Wine Association, and from 25 wineries of the Southern beer from Western Beverage. The Oregon Wine Association, and evening starts with food and beer from Western Beverage. music stations around the Hill, and and The evening starts with food will

wind stations around the Hill, music up with a featured concert on the will wind up with a featured and stage by energetic jazz artist Michael Kaeshammer. concert on the stage by energetic jazz artist Michael Kaeshammer. Tickets for all Britt concerts are Tickets for all Britt concerts are on on now to Britt members, and salesale now to Britt members, and you can join in the excitement you can join in the excitement by becoming a member! General by becoming a member! General public sales start Thursday, May public sales start Thursday, May 17. For more information on the 17. For more information on the artists and events for the 2012 artists and events for the 2012 season, visit www.brittfest.org season, visit www.brittfest.org oror call 541-773-6077. call 541-773-6077.

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Fifty years ago, Britt’s first stage consisted of a plywood floor, canvas roof and tin can lights. Today, Britt stands as the Northwest’s oldest outdoor summer performing arts festival.

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May Happenings & Events at Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery
Pre-Memorial Day Holiday Cemetery Clean-Up – May 5: Join the Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery, the Boosters and Rotary Club, the Masonic Lodge and other community volunteers in our annual pre-Memorial Day clean-up of the cemetery grounds on Saturday, May 5 starting at 8:00am until 12 noon. Meet at the Sexton's Tool House and bring gloves, gas-powered lawn mowers, blowers, weed whackers/trimmers, leaf rakes and brooms. Coffee and morning refreshments will be available along with much appreciation and gratitude for your assistance in preparing the cemetery for visiting families and friends on this very important holiday. History Saturday – May 12: The Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery present History Saturday on the second Saturday of the month April through September, November and December. There is no program scheduled for October. Each month a new subject and section of the cemetery will be discussed and visited. The May 12, Program will focus on the history of the Jacksonville Cemetery, its past, present and future. Docents Robert Hight and Anne Peugh will share some interesting history and stories with our visitors. The Program will start promptly at 10:00am and take about an hour and a half to complete. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes and meet your docents in the area of the flag pole at the top of the Cemetery Road. Parking is available within the cemetery grounds. No advance reservations are required and there is no charge. Donations are appreciated and help to support ongoing restoration work and educational programs that are offered to the community. Memorial Day Weekend Cemetery Meet And Greet – May 27 & 28: Volunteers from the Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery will be on hand Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28 starting at 11:00am until 3:00pm to greet visitors and families and assist with locating gravesites of loved ones. Volunteers will help answer questions and provide information about the cemetery and the FOJHC. Flags will be placed on the gravesites of all our veterans who now rest under the Madrones in this beautiful final resting place. We encourage you to visit the Jacksonville Cemetery or one of the many cemeteries in our area this Memorial Day weekend and pay your respects to our fallen heroes.

Garden of the Month
by Kay Faught
My Neighbor's Garden
drove into the circular drive of church on Easter morning and although I had done it numerous times, the impact of the floral display greeting me added a bright new punch to the morning. I thought back to last fall when 10 volunteers planted over 800 bulbs on a drizzly cold day. Everywhere you looked this Sunday morning, flowers brightened the landscape. As a member of Jacksonville Presbyterian, I knew about the work the volunteers had done in the gardens of my church. I started thinking about all the churches in Jacksonville that have garden volunteers putting in hours and doing the mowing, trimming, weeding, planting and often the donating of plants. This May column is a tribute to the unsung and silent church volunteers that add so much beauty to our community churches. Jacksonville Presbyterian has two facilities, the “Old Pink” Historic church on California Street and the new facility in Pheasant Meadows. When the new facility was built, the required landscaping went in. Trees, shrubs, grasses, cedar trees, and groundcovers were planted with the vision that in years to come, the church would be set in a sea of natural soothing green, tucked among the surrounding fields and wetlands. With planting done, the funding for all its maintenance was an issue to be reviewed each year. A plan was hatched to have all the beds sectioned into “adopt-a-plots.” A different family or individual would adopt a bed and keep it weeded, nurtured, trimmed and taken care of. Most beds were well cared-for and if a bed was neglected it seemed the weeds would disappear and new soil was turned up! What amazes me is that born gardeners can’t walk by a weed or a bush that needs attention anywhere, without stooping over and tweaking it. Iris plants were added, a new plant would appear, and volunteers weeded, trimmed lavender, planted more and all the plots pretty much held their own. Today, with established plantings, the professionals handle most care but volunteers still emerge. Last fall, a volunteer decided to have a “bulb shower” and within a few weeks, over 1000 bulbs were donated from church members to add color to the church beds! The volunteers, some cheering on, and some digging, planted away on that dreary cold wet morning last fall! Fast forward to Easter Sunday with a glorious spring show! As I drove-in and noticed blooming rosemary to the left and the brilliant fuchsia-colored azaleas flanking the entry to the right, I was amazed at the results of those volunteer gardeners and

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Kiwanis Honors Student Of The Month For March
The Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville honored Grant Davis as Student of the Month for March, a sophomore at South Medford High School. Greg is the son of Alison Davis of Medford, and carries a 3.75 grade point average. He is currently taking Algebra II, Biology and his favorite courses, Spanish, English and Social Studies. He is also an excellent speller, having competed several times in both district and regional spelling bees while in elementary and middle school. He is class vice-president and a member of the Torch Honor Society, and is on the Varsity Track Team for his second year. He enjoys attending all the school events such as football and basketball games. In his spare time he likes to play basketball and golf. His goals are to continue achieving good grades and keeping his place on the track team. He wants to go to Oregon State University and major in Business Administration. His mother has been the person who has influenced him the most because she works so hard to support the family. For further information, contact Dave Wilson at 541- 899-1934, e-mail: elkhntr@charter.net.

Dave Wilson (l) with Grant Davis (r).

the impact they had made. At the entrance, sectioned mass plantings of daffodil yellows fan-out in a wheel around three large crosses with sea green tulips. The anticipation of continued color throughout spring was exciting, knowing that 800 bulbs were planted all over the grounds, and would be showing their glory in the weeks to come. Hundreds of red tulips in random punches were already coming up within the ground cover closer to the church buildings. Under a young tree by the main building, someone has placed an edging of pavers forming a cross and filled with shrubbery and red tulips. Another volunteer group has adopted the beds surrounding the “Old Pink Church” as well. Shrubs, worn from years, are being nurtured, pulled, replaced, or reshaped, to celebrate the historic church and to honor its history. With no budget, the team kicked into action dividing, sharing, moving, making phone calls to fellow gardeners, and hitting sales. Soon, old-fashioned flowers of the past began filling the beds, Shasta daisies, pink iris, lemon thyme, and seeds of peach alyssum began filling the new cover of soil. The journey continues as those beds evolve and the ongoing plan plays out. Other churches are offering gardening gifts, too. Calvary Church on 5th street is another amazing volunteer story. Pastor Brian Stellar said that in the ten years he’s been at this church, 10-12 volunteer gardeners have maintained the entire grounds. They vary and change, but the gardening group continues. The benefit volunteers offer is not lost on him. From mowing lawns, to trimming and plant care, to raking fall leaves, all is done by a group of dedicated volunteers. New plants show up, usually donated by the volunteers, and the property continues to beautify the community. What’s amazing about the impact of this type of volunteer work is that others see the work, and the wheels begin spinning… and another volunteer steps forward. It's in our blood! Rain or shine, we work in our gardens. It is a joy. We benefit not only from the beauty, but from the rewards and therapy gardening provides. But for the hours of volunteer gardening on church beds and grounds, and the continued dedication that takes, I salute all of you. Thank you for the beauty you provide, and the gifts you give to our community and the congregations you are part of. Kay is the owner of Blue Door Garden Store, located at 155 N Third St. Specializing in paraphernalia for the home gardener; she carries garden gifts, decor, and a wide variety of pots, tools, gloves, and organic products. See ad on page 35.

Forest Park Hike of the Month
The Jacksonville Park Rangers will lead their 3rd in a series of hikes in the Jacksonville Forest Park. Our first hike in March took hikers on the historic, but gentle, Rail Trail. In April our hike explored the beautiful and lush canyons of the Canyon Falls Trail. These hikes were in the lower part of the Forest Park. So, as the weather warms and the foliage comes out, the May hike will be on the Naversen Family Trail. This exciting trail starts just across the road from the middle of the Canyon Falls Trail. It goes up through a Madrone tree grove to a ridge top with incredible views of the canyons and the mountains east of Jacksonville. At midpoint, the trail returns along another trail loop to the starting point at the parking area. The total length of the trail is about one and one-quarter mile and climbs 340 feet in elevation to the midpoint. From there, it is downhill all the way back to the parking lot! This hike will start at 10:00am on Saturday, May 12. Hikers should meet at the kiosk at the lower entrance to the Forest Park where a park ranger will greet you with a small map and directions to the starting point of the hike. Parking is available at the start point, but is somewhat limited—carpooling is advised with your friends. To reach the starting point and kiosk, go ½ mile west of downtown Jacksonville on Highway 238 to the intersection of Mary Ann Drive and Reservoir Road. Proceed up Reservoir Road for one mile to the kiosk.

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The Weed Wrangler
by Bob Budesa
Keep a Sharp Eye Out!
oxious weeds, like many other invasive species, begin their unwanted stay on your property mostly unnoticed. Two or three plants will show up, and not knowing what they are, you might say “Well, let’s just wait and see what blooms so I can identify them,” or you might say to yourself, “I’ll get those plants pulled one of these days.” Uh-huh, right. You know, time has a way of being filled by other things, and you now realize you’ve forgotten to attend to those 'guests'. Fast forward to the following year… the original plants have produced seed, expanded their territory, and now you finally recognize the gang of unwanted guests that now occupy YOUR YARD! Dang! Too late, you recognize the importance of early weed identification and treatment! It would have been soooo easy to pull those three young starthistle or leafy spurge plants, rather than let them mature, produce seed, and increase your workload ten-fold! It’s important to recognize the noxious weeds we have in our area, not just as mature plants, but in their seedling stages, too! It’s in these immature, seedling stages, that these plants are often most vulnerable, and easy to treat. By easy, I mean physically (they’re easier to pull due to smaller root systems), and financially (less expenditure of time and/or $$ for professional landscapers or gardeners). Seed production is only one way weeds multiply. Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) for instance, a beautiful hydrophilic living along Bear Creek and the Rogue River, can produce up to 2.5 million tiny seeds per plant annually! Yellow starthistle will only produce up to 10,000 in the same time period. No problem, eh? Some plants will increase their stranglehold by sending out sprouting roots, like Canada thistle or Scotch broom. Others will sprout from broken limbs or plant parts, such as Japanese

JOBA Launches JacksonvilleOregon.com!
The Jacksonville Oregon Business Association (JOBA) has completed a major project designed to increase Jacksonville’s online presence and increase tourism and overnight stays. The launch of www.jacksonvilleoregon.com marks a major accomplishment for the business organization’s strategic business plan. The website was designed to promote the town and special events and activities to potential visitors. JOBA board member and web team leader Tim Balfour told The Review, “The site was developed to highlight Jacksonville’s unique ‘sense of place’ by highlighting the events, activities, people and businesses that work together to make this such a special place.” Balfour notes, “Having a strong online presence is imperative in today’s travel and tourism markets. Registering high in online searches, being talked about in social media, blogs, news outlets, and having interesting and unique online information captures the attention of people who are looking for new places to visit. The site was developed to work in conjunction with the Jacksonville Oregon Facebook page and to attract visitors from the Rogue Valley region and further away—those people on whom many of the local businesses rely on to make a living.” The website works off of a Content Management System (CMS) base— specifically a WordPress platform. This allows administrators to update content and photos themselves instead of relying on a developer to do so. This in turn makes for a far more cost-effective website. Adding fresh content has proven to be a critical component of successful websites in attracting far more visitors than traditional, stagnant sites. Balfour and his JOBA web team members, David Works, Robert Roos, Jo Parker and David Jesser, worked for more than one year developing the site, much of which is comprised of

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knotweed. Yup, we’ve got them all in our little piece of heaven! The internet is a powerful tool, capable of bringing forth pictures and information of many of the noxious weeds we have in our backyards. Try this site—http://oregon. gov/ODA/PLANT/WEEDS/index.shtml. It’s important to utilize all the tools at our disposal. If you’re a more tactile person, a book I’ve found quite useful (great pictures) is Weeds of the West. On June 16th, in the Jacksonville cemetery (park below in the Britt overflow parking area and walk up), the Jackson county Cooperative Weed Management group will be hosting the 4th Annual “Let’s Pull Together” event, and everyone is invited! Local weed experts will help you identify young, yellow starthistle, Scotch broom, and possibly puncturevine plants. You’ll pull a few weeds (in your new, free “Let’s Pull Together t-shirt), visit with friends new and old, and then enjoy a free BBQ. Botanists and weed experts from various agencies and groups will be on hand to answer any questions pertaining to unwanted plant pests. I know you’ll enjoy yourselves, so please stop by. Many handouts will be available. The city and county have many priorities, so don’t be mistaken into thinking that road frontage that abuts your property will be taken care of by someone else! Remember, your property will suffer from lack of weed control along roads adjacent to your property, and your property will lose value, so take charge! The city and county appreciate your help. Also remember, if you use herbicides, read and follow the label explicitly. Questions—please give me a call at 541-3262549, or write me at bob_budesa@yahoo.com. Bob Budesa moved to Jacksonville 20 years ago, retired from BLM after 38 years where he oversaw the noxious weed program with Medford District BLM (850,000 acres) for 20 years, worked in Wild Horse Program in 1970’s and was a member of JWA for 2 years.

Merchant Profiles, Events, Activities, Merchant Promotions and Articles. He said, “The merchant information section is important and allows people who are considering or planning a visit here to get a feel for the breadth and depth of our offerings. It is intended as a way of quickly communicating that even though Jacksonville is a small town, there’s a lot going on!” Review readers will find a tour of the site rewarding and engaging, especially the Events & Activities section which shows-off the Woodland Trails, the Applegate Valley Wine Trail events and the Chamber of Commerce’s Victorian Christmas celebration. Of note were the articles on things to do, colorful locals, and other things making Jacksonville such a special place to visit. “We’re encouraging visitors and locals to submit articles on different aspects of Jacksonville from their own point of view—fun events or happenings, favorite activities or their favorite local people who are making a difference,” Balfour adds. The new site is a local production—the JOBA board insisted on hiring local web designers, photographers and graphics professionals to develop the site. To learn more about how your business can benefit by www.jacksonvilleoregon.com and/or involvement in JOBA, contact Tim Balfour at tim@touvellehouse.com.

Love Your Landscape
by Adam Haynes

ere are several ways to create more curb appeal, outdoor living enjoyment and property value to your home by adding different outdoor landscape features. After living in your home for 10-20 years, outdoor projects can freshen-up and enhance your entire home environment. 1. Redo your lawn: Is your lawn worn and weed-filled? By simply removing old grass and bringing in new topsoil and re-grading uneven places, it makes a huge difference. New turf will restore the look, feel and beauty of your lawn areas! 2. Redesign your front entry: Adding new shrubs or trees, adding half walls, pavers, water features, pillars and outdoor lighting are easy ways to add interest to your front entry and may also boost your property value. 3. New paver patio: If your deck is cracking, rotting or splitting apart, pavers are a great replacement option. Pavers create a timeless look and come in many colors and shapes to help create the perfect new outdoor sitting and entertainment areas that add beauty and functionality to your home. 4. Outdoor lighting: Nothing beats attractive outdoor lighting to create warm, definable outdoor night time spaces. Using traditional low voltage lighting is a good option as is new

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LED outdoor lighting, which is becoming more and more affordable. 5. Outdoor fire pit or fireplace: Create the feel of camping and sitting around a warm fire with new stand-up fireplaces made of stone-like material. These fireplaces come in many color choices and sizes and are a great way to add enjoyment to your landscape.

Adam Haynes is the owner of Artisan Landscapes, Inc. He can be reached at 541292-3285 or adam@artisanlandscapesinc.com. See his ad on page 17.

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|So. Oregon Artist Resource (SOAR) Art Event Calendar. See ad page 13.
|Tuesdays : MONTHLy DANCE CLASSES AT US HOTEL BALLROOM. Intermediate Foxtrot 7-8pm and beginning Ballroom 8-9pm. For more information, contact Rush Behnke at 541-951-3617. |Saturdays through Spring, each hour from 3:00-7:00pm: SOUTH STAGE CELLARS 'RISING STARS.' For more information, contact South Stage Cellars at 541-899-9120. |Wednesday, May 2, 9:00am: 'MAIN STREET' DOWNTOWN REVITALIzATION MEETING, Old City Hall. See ad on page 32. |Saturday, May 5, 8:00am-Noon: CEMETERy CLEANUP, Jacksonville Historic Cemetery. See article on page 12. |Saturday, May 5, 9:00am-5:00pm & Sunday, May 6, 10:00am-4:00pm: MASTER GARDENER'S SPRING GARDEN FAIR, Jackson County Expo. See ad on page 12. |Saturday, May 5, 3:00-5:00pm: CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR RICK MURRAy, Naversen Room at Jacksonville Library. See obituary on page 5. |Sunday, May 6, 9:00am: ATA FLOWER-FILLED SPRING HIKE. See article on page 28. |Sunday, May 6, 11:00am-5:00pm: 'MAI FEST', Frau Kemmling Schoolhaus Brewhaus. See article on page 8 & ad on page 16. |Thursday, May 10, 5:30pm: CHAMBER MONTHLy GENERAL MEETING, second Thursday of each month at Bella Union. See article on page 10. |Saturday, May 12, 9:00am-2:00pm: GARDEN CLUB PLANT & BAKE SALE, Historic Courthouse Grounds. See article and ad on page 8. |Saturday, May 12, 10:00-11:30am: HISTORy SATURDAy, Jacksonville Historic Cemetery. See article on page 12. |Saturday, May 12, Noon & 2:30pm: LIVING HISTORy AT BEEKMAN HOUSE. Advance reservations required. See ad on page 9. |Saturday, May 12, 2:00pm: FOREST PARK HIKE OF THE MONTH. See article on page 12. |Thursday, May 17, 6:30-8:30pm: J'VILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT COMMUNITy CLASSES, "How to Prepare For Wildfires." See schedule on page 6. |Friday, May 18, 7:00pm: FREE CLASSIC MOVIE NIGHT AT OLD CITy HALL, "Piccadilly Jim." See article on page 10. |Saturday, May 19, 9:30-11:00am: SOHS LECTURE SERIES, "Mysteries in our Backyard." Medford Library. See article on page 28. |Saturday, May 19 & Sunday, May 20, Noon-5:00pm: HISTORIC HOME & GARDEN TOUR. See article on page 9. |Friday, May 18-Sunday, May 20, 10:00am-4:00pm: ART PRESENCE FLORAL ART SHOW & SALE, Old Children's Museum. See article on page 8. |Sunday, May 20, 11:00am-5:00pm: UNCORKED, Applegate area wineries. See ad on page 23. |Thursday, May 24, 5:00pm: J'VILLE ELEMENTARy MUSICAL, 'AristoCats Kids.' Britt Hill. Call the school for more information at 541-842-3790. |Saturday, May 26, 10:00am-5:00pm: ROAM THE ROGUE, Medford area wineries. See ad on page 16. |Saturday, May 26, 7:30-10:30pm: BALLROOM DANCING AT US HOTEL. For more information, contact Rush Behnke at 541-951-3617. |Sunday, May 27 & Monday, May 28, 11:00am3:00pm: MEMORIAL DAy CEMETERy MEET & GREET, Jacksonville Historic Cemetery. See article on page 12.

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2012 US National Paragliding Championships "The Rat Race"

Pilot: Don Fitch (aka Donato), Medford, Oregon. Technology and health consultant, flying since 1996 with 100+ visits to Woodrat. Why I fly paragliders: Everyone has watched birds fly and desired to soar with them. Coring an energetic thermal blasting upwards is an exhilarating sensation. Gaining altitude and then flying cross country is a special experience. Launching into a breeze magically transforms you from a mass of lines and fabric on the ground into the only aircraft assembled on takeoff. The quick launch transforms the pilot, in just a few seconds, from normal human existence into the realm of flight.

A Field of Dreams “If you build it, they will come.”
The novel, "Shoeless Joe" by W. P. Kinsella written in 1982 was adapted for the 1989 movie, “Field of Dreams” and recalled America’s history and love for baseball through one man’s single-minded vision. At about that same time, the sport of paragliding burst onto the American scene. Since then, an obsessed group of pilots has built their own “field of dreams” in the Applegate Valley. And like Kevin Costner’s character Ray Kinsella experienced, most in his small (Iowa) town thought he just may have lost his marbles, as well as his farm as he plowed under his corn crop to build his “field of dreams.” In the movie, “the voice” tells Ray, “If you build it, he will come.” Well, what are you waiting for? Consider this your voice! On June 17-23 you are invited to our “field of dreams!” For only the third time in history, the US National Paragliding Championships will be held in Oregon. This time, just outside of our “Small town with Big Atmosphere,” 200 pilots from all over the US will be descending (no pun intended!) on the Applegate Valley to compete for the title of National Champion and earn points towards the US World Team. To those ends, pilots will compete each day from Woodrat Mountain to various landing fields (our own “fields of dreams”) from Grants Pass to Ashland. Pilots race each other in the skies overhead, often within chatting distances from each other, often in view of spectators on the ground. But you have to know where to look for them - sometimes they are over 10,000 feet above sea level. So, this year we have the technologies in place to help you find the skyward pilots like never before! Using the latest Wi-Fi gizmos, a few of our savviest pilot-geniuses have developed a system of live video feeds from the mountain top launches, using pilot “head-cams,” and Google Earth/ SPOT tracking software bundled together to beam live-feed streaming video on to big screens and existing web-based services. We’ve dubbed this the “Rat Race Cam,” and have made it available to all Applegate winery tasting locations as well as local businesses in Jacksonville like Bella Union, Schoolhaus Brewhaus (at Bigham Knoll) and Boomtown Saloon. The public can choose to watch the action at these locations or at sites along the race routes. Participating wineries are all located in the Applegate. The four closest to Woodrat Mountain are Fiasco, Valley View, Fly High/Longsword and Red Lily—all have joined with the meet organizer, MPH Sports, to provide viewing sites for the public. Each of these wineries will have direct viewing of the pilots and their wings while in the air, as well as video feeds of the launches, pilot cameras, and Google Earth/SPOT tracking of the racing pilots on the daily race courses. A charity fundraising dinner to benefit the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of the Rogue Valley Medical Center and the Magdalene House for young mothers will be held at 6pm at Fiasco Winery in the Applegate Valley on June 17th. The public is cordially invited to attend, meet the pilots and learn what thier dreams are made of! Admission/donation is $20 for a great meal hosted by MPH Sports, the Rogue Valley Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association and Fiasco Winery. The Woodrat Mountain top launch site is a BLM hang gliding and paragliding designated site and for this event public access will be limited. Guided tour vehicles are only available from Fiasco Winery for the public and daily departures for the 4 hour guided tour depart at 11am. Lunches will be provided with the shuttle for $25. For more information and other opportunities to join us, meet the pilots and even sign up for a tandem flight, visit FiascoWinery.com or Eventbrite website: http://usnationalparaglidingchampionships. eventbrite.com/.

Pilot: C.J. Sturtevant, New Jersey. Retired middle-school teacher, married. Flying since 1982 with several dozen visits to Woodrat. Wings & Colors: Gradient Golden, yellow and light blue About: I’ve been married to my favorite flying buddy, George, since 1976. Of my collection of 400+ teddy bears, Fuzzface Snuffs has been flying with me for decades with 1000+ flights. I’m addicted to chocolate, almost as much as I am to airtime. I’ve flown on five continents and in 18+ countries and was a member of the US Women’s Hang Gliding team in 1991, ’96, ’98 and 2000.

Pilot: Ian Frew, Hometown-Glasgow, Scotland, Program Manager, Microsoft. Flying since 2006 with 5 visits to Woodrat. Wings & Colors: Axis Venus 3, gold and maroon Why I fly paragliders: I love the Pacific Northwest and skiing, golf, hiking, cycling and paragliding! I love soaring coastal sites, flying like a bird with bald eagles joining me near Whidbey Island, WA as we soar up and down the coastline effortlessly. In 2006, I took a tandem flight...6 years and a thousand flights later, I’m now a tandem instructor sharing my love of flying with other potential new pilots!

Pilot: Nick Greece, Glen Cove, New York, Editor, flying since 2001 with 7 visits to Woodrat. Wings & Colors: Ozone Enzo Why I fly paragliders: I live in a cabin on a creek in Wilson, Wyoming and travel all over the world to fly paragliders every year. I fly paragliders because it is the best game in the world. It is peaceful, exciting, and challenging all at the same time. I became interested in flying paragliders after flipping burgers at the Torrey Pines Gliderport one summer and watching the majestic take-off and landings.

Jacksonville Pilot – Paul Murdoch
He began a series of dives and climbs in Pilot: Paul Murdoch a full circle around my wing. Then he Hometown: Medford Occupation: Owner, Gary West Smoked returned to his spot off my right wing. My favorite flight was the first tandem Meats; President, RVHPA flight with my wife Whitney. It was on year Began Flying: 1996 our 25th anniversary and she decided Woodrat Flights: Thousands! a leap of faith! We flew in the late Wing & Colors: Niviuk IcePeak 6, Blue, white & orange. evening and landed under a About: My family lives on a small farm just outside Jacksonville. My latest full moon. I’ve always hobby is crafting a timber-frame barn from salvaged materials. I was raised in wanted to fly Medford but lived most of my life out of and paragliding was the best the valley. It was the extraordinary flying at Woodrat that brought me back. match for me. There is nothing My favorite flights have always been in the company of birds. Once at 6,000 feet, between you a migrating “V formation” of snow geese and the sky. You see birds in their flew by. I could see that their beaks were open as they flew past—clearly this was Paul & Whitney Murdoch environment. It’s a chess game, a not easy. Each in succession turned their heads to me as they flew past. rewarding test of one’s skill at finding lifting air. I love the challenge of traveling 50 miles, Another time a Golden Eagle flew out purely by harnessing natural wind currents. to me—he hung off my right wing tip staring at me, looking away, looking back. No motor—just air and a nylon kite.

Pilot: Debbie Vosevich–Kirkwood, Missouri, Architectural drafting technician, married, two girls, flying since 2003 with “too many-to-count” Woodrat flights. Wings & Colors: Ozone Delta, slate blue, light blue, burgundy & white Why I fly paragliders: Like scuba diving, the sports are similar to the way you feel, slowly drifting downward to the world below. By coincidence, while getting my private airplane pilot’s license, I watched one of my flight instructors paraglide launch. The second his feet left the ground, I knew I’d found my calling and was hooked! I fly every opportunity I get…I’m a true addict.

Pilot: Rich Hass, Seattle, Retired, USHPA President, married, flying since 1992 with 12 visits to Woodrat. About: When I’m not flying, I spend a lot of time on USHPA business as a regional director and president. I enjoy travelling, skiing, motorcycles and photography. My favorite flights are the ones I make with my friends. Recently, a group of us flew in the Alps in Switzerland and Northern Italy. Flying in the Alps and Dolomites is an unforgettable experience. Learning to fly wasn’t as hard as I expected and I’m now friends with my instructor and the pilots in my first lessons.

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A Night-and-Day in the Life of a Mom
he day started at 12:45am with, “I need water!” At 2:37am it was an accident that I should have foreseen. After changing the sheets, starting the laundry and getting everyone who thought it was time to get up back into bed I laid awake for far too long. My thoughts were erratic and racing. They started anticipating the day, week, month and then year ahead. I began calculating our bills and spent money we didn’t have yet. I asked myself, “How many things have I over-committed myself to and what can I cancel or get out of with minimal retribution? Are my sons challenged enough? How will they ever be successful if they are not challenged?” I came to a concise conclusion: That’s it! I am way too soft on my boys! Then I realized our family was not eating right or getting enough exercise. I also decided I should certainly NOT have to apologize to her! Then I began to wonder what on earth my husband was thinking when he….I began to drift. It was 4:13am when I felt something pulling at my arm “Mom, MOM! I can’t sleep! There’s a monster under my bed!” I am certain that I had just fallen to sleep! I scoop my little guy up and carry him back to bed reminding him that monsters hate love and there is far too much love for them to even want to be in our house! Once he is all tucked back into bed I plant a big kiss on his head and make my way back to my own pillow. Even though I was so desperate for some solid R.E.M I began to contemplate what am I really doing with my life? Then everything is so clear, I need a getaway! As I start to plan where I should go and who should join me I realize my youngest is standing next to me…again. He’s asking if he can watch cartoons and will I make him chocolate milk; its 5:50am, 45 minutes before the alarm goes off. I say a quick prayer in my head, “Dear Lord, if you can hear me, find favor on me and grant me patience and strength!” I throw on what I can manage to find in the dark and make my way to the kitchen. I begin to day-dream about white sand as I make sure that the waffle batter is mixed properly. My oldest emerges from a steamy bathroom to let me know he hates his hair and can’t find anything to wear. As soon as I hear this I start to pack my own suitcase. As l reach for

New York Times' Best-Selling Author Judy Sierra to Visit Jacksonville Elementary!
Best-selling author, Judy Sierra will address Writers' Festival participants at Jacksonville Elementary on Tuesday, A May 8th at 6:30pm. Ms. Sierra is the author of more than thirty books for children. She was a puppeteer, a storyteller and a children’s librarian before she began writing for children in 1990. Wild About Books (2004), illustrated by Marc Brown, celebrates the work of children’s librarians, whose dedication can even inspire animals to learn to read and to write their own books. Wild About Books was awarded the E.B. White ReadAloud Award by the Association of Booksellers for Children. Judy’s books have been named Notable Books by the American Library Association and have won Children’s Choice awards from the International Reading Association, the Bank Street College of Education, and many state reading councils. Her books appeal to readers and listeners of all ages through their zany humor and imaginative language. Judy lives with her husband in Eugene, Oregon. We invite the community and local authors to join us for her keynote address. Playground Life Day in theProject Update The Playground Project is in full swing with many fundraisers going on. We have had Amy's Kitchen pizza sales, a student penny drive, a Mucho Gusto restaurant night and more. Ray's market in Jacksonville has generously donated their time to manage an ongoing recycling program. You can contribute by dropping-off your bottles and cans to Rays. This recycling effort has already raised over $500! We will be recognizing all of the wonderful organizations (Boosters, City of Jacksonville, etc...) and families who have contributed to this project when we reach our goal. We are a community school and truly appreciate all of the community interest and support we have received. Our goal is to have the playground installed in time for school to re-open in September. If you are able to support the project in any way, please leave a message for Sandy Metwally at the school (541-842-3790). Thank you!

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the coffee from the cupboard I remind myself not to forget my swimsuit and sunglasses. Although I was up 45 minutes early I managed to get my son to school 5 minutes late. How does this happen? Soon back at home I lay my head on the couch, as my preschooler begins to protest and complain that he’s bored. I suggest various independent activities; however, he is only interested in me and my time. As I pull my head off the soft chenille fabric and navigate from one challenge to the next I say to myself, “I could really use some sunless tan action before I go.” Lunch time rolls around and I prepare my own, homemade organic version of Spaghetti O’s…it’s not well received. My mind drifts to Cuban food. Yumm! I pick my oldest son up and rush him to the orthodontist. At some time during the day I managed to pack peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, chips and water bottles; all of which I presented to my sons prior to their sports practices. They were quick to let me know that turkey and cheese would have been so much better… I wondered what the airline would be serving on the dinner flight to Miami. Once home I realize I didn’t pull anything out for dinner. Time to make a quick decision—we’ll have leftovers. My husband hates leftovers. As I started the microwave I wondered how old my cabana boy would be. After insisting that both my children need baths before bed and The Sneetches and a chapter of The Hunger Games have been read I prepare my first glass of wine and wonder what exactly is in a Key West Lemonade. As I pour my third glass my youngest calls to me, from what seemed very far off. He lets me know his legs hurt, (growing pains). I climbed into bed with him frustrated and annoyed that I had to abandon a great glass of welltempered Riesling. I closed my eyes and began to fantasize about the hot sun, warm sand and cool clear, aquamarine water. My oldest calls down from the top bunk, “Mom, thanks for helping me with my fractions.” My youngest, not to be outdone, quickly follows up with “Are you going to tell a story at my school tomorrow?” I guess my trip can wait…Happy Mother’s Day for all you hardworking, wonderful, sacrificing Moms!

Project Playground Receives 2 New Grants!
The community fundraising effort to replace the playground equipment at Jacksonville Elementary is going well. So far, total cash and in-kind funds total $131,000 of the $166,000 needed. Project leader Sandy Metwally just learned that the project was awarded a West Family Foundation grant of $10,000—the maximum the Foundation generally awards. And, the West Family Foundation was so impressed with Jacksonville’s community support, it donated an additional $5,000! Other grants include a $4,000 Jacksonville Boosters Foundation grant. Local contractor Andy Batzer has volunteered to be the general contractor to install the equipment (with the help of 30 volunteers) for an in-kind value of $25,000. Also, Amy's kitchen generously donated 380 pizzas that raised over $1000 in sales. Finally, the Ray's Market bottle recycling program has raised over $550. With donations from school families and community members of $22,000 +, the project is getting closer to reality. Way to go Project Playground! For information on donating to this program, contact Sandy Metwally at sandymetwally@gmail.com or 541-941-5771.

Jacksonville Metal Artist Unveils New Artwork
Experience nature through the medium of metal with sculptures by artist Cheryl D. Garcia. The artist will be presenting her new collection of seasonal fine metal artwork entitled “Elemental.” The current show compliments Cheryl’s ten foot tall “Bolander’s Lily” sculpture and twelve foot bottle tree both on permanent display on the Red Lily grounds. Cheryl will be available to discuss her current show and the history of her giant sculptures Sunday, May 20th from 11am until 5pm. Asked to describe the show, the artist offered, “These artworks explore the fundamental aspects of emerging life in late Spring through the soul of metal.” Scheduled to compliment the "Uncorked!" barrel tasting and food pairing celebration put on by the Applegate Valley Wine Trail, Cheryl welcomes wine trail followers and art lovers to meet her and discover her new work as part of their day. Locally-acclaimed guitarist Jeff Kloetzel will perform throughout the day. If you haven't had a chance to visit the Applegate Wine Trail wineries, come explore their unique settings and superior wines. Red Lily is located at 11177 Highway 238 between Ruch and Applegate. See ad on page 4.

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Soul Matters
by Kate Ingram, M.A.
10 Keys to Happiness
he "pursuit of happiness” is an odd phrase in our Declaration of Independence. Like Justice Scalia, I imagine that I know what the founders meant by it, but it seems to me that the concept of “pursuing” happiness is wrong-headed. First of all, happiness is not tangible: it can’t be bought and it can’t be sought. Happiness is a state of being, and it arises when we create a receptive, full and open awareness. No one and nothing can make you happy or unhappy. This is hard to accept, but happiness is a choice. It’s your belief that something is not the way your ego wants it to be that makes you unhappy. You always have the choice to shift your attitude. Making your happiness contingent on anything outside of yourself is a sure way to remain unhappy for the rest of your life. Second, and more importantly, it is critical to know that happiness is transitory. No one is happy all the time, and you don’t need to be happy all the time. It’s not normal. Emotions are energy-in-motion; by definition they come and go. There is in this country, thanks to that pursuing happiness comment, a tendency to think that our entire aim in life ought to be going after happiness; hence our materialistic mania and focus on diversion and youth. Ironically, and and at the risk of repetition, this pursuit serves only to make us chronically unhappy. America is the most affluent country on the planet and it also has the highest rate of gun violence, depression, obesity and heart disease. Cultivating happiness is both simple and difficult. It’s not esoteric, but it is very hard for those of us having a human incarnation to practice on a daily basis. So for the benefit of those like my friend who shall remain anonymous but is, in fact, a closet Eeyore type and who likes things simple and codified into lists that don’t require too much time or pondering, I humbly offer these. TEN KEyS TO HAPPINESS: 1. EMBRACE SILENCE You can’t begin to find anything in yourself in the midst of chaos and noise. Find some quiet and alone space, without anything that has a battery. If you instantly start to think about all the stuff you have to do, you’re normal, but you’re also amped up and you need more quiet time.

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e are all familiar with the saying that life is a journey, but when our need to feel in control of what comes next takes over, we forget. Life is not always logical but rather tropological. As we watch nature, especially at spring time—we can see a great example of the art of life. Firstly with the weather: some days are sunny, others are rainy and we have storms, sun showers and rainbows and some days we have all of the above. There is no formula to “order” a specific weather forecast for a specific day. You also can’t hold on to the sunny days, and we all know that we need those rainy days for nature to survive. If we hold on to the need for only sunny days, we miss out on the gifts of the rainy days. The same applies to our life. We love the happy moments when we can feel our joy, but we can’t hold on to them. If we appreciate the moments that we feel that connection to our Light, we can increase our sense of living in the now, deepen our appreciation and create more joy. Our life is precious, so why waste any time waiting for the other shoe to drop or worrying about things that may or may not happen? Life truly is a process and a journey; we have our storms when things happen that cause us to forget the better part of ourselves. Feeling sad and mad is as much a part of living in the moment as feeling happy and glad. It is all about being in alignment with what is and living your life fearlessly. It doesn’t happen overnight and it takes practice and effort to develop the discipline to be connected to our state of presence. JoyFull Yoga offers us useful tools such as yogic breathing and meditation techniques to develop mindfulness. This gives us the ability to be more present and open up to receive the gifts of our experiences, develop the ability to flow with the challenging moments without getting stuck. What we resist persists, so living life in harmony with the ebb and flow of the events of the day helps us attract experiences that reflect more ease and grace. It is a simple process but not always easy. It is about accepting “what is,” not resisting or wishing it to be different. Demanding or creating expectations of

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how things “should” be is a sure way to create conflict and pain. Fear always spoils the joy of living in the moment. Allowing and trusting the process of our journey becomes easier when we develop a connection to the stillness within. It gives us the strength and ability to allow emotions to flow and surface, without judging them or ourselves, but simply be the experiencer of the emotions without reliving the story. The art of allowing is demonstrated to us so exquisitely with the blossoms on the fruit trees. I was admiring the blossoms and suddenly a breeze came along and the petals gently surrendered, letting go of the security and beauty of their flower as they danced alone fearlessly in the wind. For a moment I felt sad to see this beauty disappear, but the beauty of their ease of letting go also moved me. Why hold on to the blossoms? They give way to the fruit and on goes the cycle of nature and the circle of life. Life is to be lived as it unfolds moment by moment. It is deep and mysterious. There is no formula to understand or figure out. Remember that when you are stuck and feel jostled, the answers will not come from force or might, but by relaxing your mind and allowing the answers and solutions to come and be revealed. Next time you feel overwhelmed by a situation try this: Sit, and take a few belly breaths. Relax, then say: ”I am opening up to the opportunity of this experience. I allow the solution and resolution to come into my life now…. (Breathe) I am grateful.” Let go of expectations of how the answers will come and see what shows up for you. When you can accept that life is often beyond the cognitive mind's grasp and stop trying to live only from the intellect, and embrace your feeling nature, your journey will be much more easeful and Joy-Full. Remember to take time to breathe-and smile. © 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, www.joyfull-yoga.com; 899-0707. Email questions to info@joyfull-yoga.com.

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When Stroke Strikes, Time Is Everything
May is American Stroke Month, the perfect time to become stroke smart. Less than 30 percent of Americans know the three major symptoms of stroke, and only 18 percent of those say they would call 911, according to the Journal of the American Heart Association. How do you know if you’re having a stroke? And do you know what to do if you or a loved one experiences symptoms of stroke? Walter Carlini, M.D., Ph.D., a neurologist and medical director for the Carl Brophy stroke program at Providence, emphasizes that time is of the essence with stroke. “The more minutes that pass, the more likely the chance of permanent brain injury and disability.” Rapid medical treatment can help preserve brain function and prevent disability. Providence Medford Medical Center is the only hospital in our region offering telestroke services that enable stroke patients to receive immediate care. Using secure two-way videoconferencing, Providence Telestroke Network brings some of Oregon’s top stroke specialists “into the room” with patients in southern Oregon 24 hours a day. This technology teams experts from the Providence Brain and Spine Institute in Portland with local neurologists and emergency doctors to determine the best and fastest treatment for stroke patients as soon as they arrive in the Providence Medford emergency department. Providence Telestroke Network is improving stroke care in Oregon and is now in service at 16 hospitals across the state, including a recent installation at Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls. Seeking immediate medical care for a suspected stroke is just as important as seeking immediate medical care for a suspected heart attack. “Think of stroke as a brain attack,” advises Dr. Carlini. “It can be difficult and scary to feel that you must make a judgment call about going to the emergency room, so we in the stroke field uniformly prefer that you err on the side of caution: We want you to call 911.” If you ever find yourself wondering if you, a loved one, a co-worker or perhaps a stranger has experienced a stroke, do not wait until symptoms become "clear." Immediately call 911, no matter what the hour. This holds true whether you notice only a single symptom or a few mild symptoms. While other health conditions can cause similar symptoms, a CT scan at the emergency department generally clears up any confusion. An MRI is even more sensitive for detecting recent brain injury from stroke. There’s treatment if you act FAST. Here’s a simple test to do if you think someone may be having a stroke: F—FACE: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop? A—ARMS: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? S—SPEECH: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange? T—TIME: If you observe any of these signs, call 911 immediately. Other common stroke symptoms seen in both men and women include sudden occurrences of confusion; trouble seeing in one or both eyes; trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination; and severe headache with no known cause. Women may experience some unique stroke symptoms, such as the sudden onset of face and limb pain, hiccups, nausea, general weakness, chest pain, shortness of breath or palpitations. You may be at higher risk for stroke if you have high blood pressure, heart disease, atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeats), high blood cholesterol or diabetes; smoke cigarettes; or are overweight or physically inactive. Learn more about stroke prevention and the importance of getting help FAST at www.providenceFAST.org.

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HomeWorx
by Cheryl von Tress
What Worx at the Historic Bilger House
ur publisher asked me to highlight the amazing renovation of one of Jacksonville’s most beloved historic homes—the 1863 John Bilger House on Blackstone Alley! Tucked away on a quiet connecting street, this transformation was unassuming and yet exciting to those of us who have enjoyed it as we passed by over the years. I first met Clark and Donna Bowen at Jacksonville Barn Co. As an interior designer, I was very happy to meet the couple that had peaked my design sensibilities from my regular drive/walkbys to monitor the progress and changes being made. The home is as welcoming as its owners. From the moment my foot stepped onto the original stone walkway, the approach to the front door was filled with anticipation—and, I was not disappointed. In a short column, I cannot begin to do justice to the extensive care, attention to detail and craftsmanship that has created a livable and contemporary space within a historic house. My impressions are: open, airy, colorful, tasteful, designed for living, space to breathe and relax, a place to build memories. What “worx” for me are several things. First, Donna’s use of color. The first floor’s main living areas have a cohesive feel through the use of a tight palette of wall and trim color. The warm, rich neutral walls allow the furnishings, fixtures and cabinetry to show off. The Bowens’ collection of family heirloom furniture pieces (mostly pine) are scattered through the main areas and lend a seamless and timeless quality to the rooms. Juxtaposed with the antique pieces, I found contemporary art (primarily Humboldt County artists) placed strategically where their palettes lend pops of color and pattern while blending with each room’s decor. Donna’s eclectic style is controlled and employed with an eye for detail, balance and scale. What “worx” in the kitchen is the floating island in rich red with a honed granite top. Donna told me she designed the island so several people can be there participating in her culinary event for the day or hanging out while she creates something delectable. “I’m a very specific cook and I worked with our cabinetmaker to get the storage and space I needed exactly where it works best for me,” she related. Craigslist gave Donna a dream kitchen range, a working La Canche, each one handmade in France with a 200 year old tradition for quality. Donna’s selection of polished chrome finishes lends the shimmer and shine that I think are essential to keeping a room fresh. The reflective quality really “worx” in this space from the Elk Lighting chandelier and pendants to the faucet and cabinet hardware. In their 27 years of marriage, Clark and Donna have lived in 12 homes. “All of them led us here,” Donna told me. “We lived here a short time and I saw this house and loved it. When we returned and it went on the market, we were fortunate to have the owner select us as the next occupants.” When it was first built in circa 1860, the home was only the structure that is now occupied by

Focus on the Farm
by Pamela Sasseen, Hanley Farm Volunteer
s a boy in the early 1870's, from Oregon; he finished third in the fiveWilliam Hanley, known today person race. He also ran, unsuccessfully, as 'the sage of Harney County,' for the Governor of Oregon. Known as struck out for himself from his father's the Sage of Harney County, and as a ranch...Just a boy..."Riding the range and "...progressive thinker and homespun raising cattle, listening in the stillness philosopher..." he died in 1935, while as I rode along—that's visiting the Pendleton been life, mostly, as I have Round-Up to celebrate lived it." So begins Anne 'Bill Hanley Day.' Shannon Monroe's 1930 I haven't read all of his account of Bill Hanley's "Feelin'Fine!" But, being autobiographical memoir, a reader who generally Feelin' Fine! starts at the back of a William "Bill" Hanley book (hey, there are lots must have had much of his of readers who do this!), father’s, Michael Hanley's, I was intrigued by his pioneering spirit in him. He final words, "...Well, each Bill Hanley and his brother, John, left life is only a little spot in the Hanley home in 1879 (Bill would've time. And there is no death. Nothing can been 18 years old at the time), hoping, as be lost—it only changes...It's just another their father had advised them, "...to find season. The winter has passed, the water a good valley with water, and to hold on has run, the grass is coming...Feelin' fine!" to it." Bill and John purchased land near So, I'm going to curl up in my warm Burns, Oregon, and were later joined by jammies in front of the fire, and read the their younger brother, Ed. When John rest of the book. Bill Hanley sounds like sold his holdings and returned to the he would have been an exciting guy to Rogue Valley, and Ed "...headed north know! Guess I'll get know him better as I to Alaska during the Yukon gold rush," finish his book. Bill remained. In 1903 he purchased the Mysteries in Our Backyard! Double-O Ranch, near Harney Lake, which The Rogue Valley Genealogical Society he turned into one of Harney County's (RVGS), Southern Oregon Historical largest cattle ranches. In 1913, the New Society (SOHS) and Jackson County York Times reported that "...Hanley's cattle Heritage Association (JCHA) thank you operation covered 200,000 acres." all for your participation in "Mysteries in The Double-O was one of five ranches Our Backyard!" It's been great fun! that Hanley operated. The Bell-A Ranch, May 19, 9:30am to 11:00am encompassing 6,700 acres east of Burns, Join us and our guest speaker, Dennis was considered to be one of the "...finest Powers, noted author of several fiction in the Western United States." While Bill and non-fiction books, which includes and his wife, Clara, entertained many The Raging Sea, an account of the 1964 a guest at their Bell-A ranch, it was the Alaskan earthquake that triggered rustic Double-O ranch (with over 17,000 the devastating tsunami that hit the acres) where Bill took his guests to enjoy Southern Oregon and Northern California the outdoors. Bill was a strong advocate of coastlines. Share the answers, and the wildlife conservation, and the Double-O interesting finds, you've discovered in Ranch was a conservationist's dream, your quest to uncover the answers to the housing deer, antelope, beaver, and Mysteries in our Backyard! countless bird species. In fact, it's said that Medford Library, Adams Room "...some geese were so sure of being fed at 205 S. Central Avenue, Medford the ranch, that they made their appetites RVGS 541-512-2340; SOHS 541-858-1724 known by attacking the cookhouse with For more information about Hanley Farm their wings until grain was put out for or upcoming events, call us at 541-773-2675; them." To promote his land interests and e-mail us at hanleyfarm@sohs.org; visit us onencourage the development of Harney line at www.sohs.org/properties/hanley-farm; County, he established the Harney Valley or check out our Hanley Farm Facebook page! Improvement Company. Hanley Farm, owned and operated by the Bill, an advocate of progressive Southern Oregon Historical Society, is located government, and a member of the Bull at 1053 Hanley Road, between Jacksonville Moose progressive party, was their and Central Point. candidate for a United States Senate seat

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the kitchen, dining and upper bedroom areas. In 1863, the brick exterior structure we all see was added where the living room, entry, office and stairway are now. During the 1950s, a few modern touches were put into place, including an upstairs bathroom. As they incorporated their design aesthetic, deep 12" baseboards and crown moldings were added, giving a handsome finished quality to this historic dwelling. Donna and Clark assessed their needs and viewed each room as they needed to use it. Closets were removed and then rebuilt in new places. Bathrooms were gutted and redone or removed and rebuilt. The entry hall bath was removed and Clark had a lovely window and bench seat created, bringing daylight into the passage from front door to kitchen. A full bath was then built off the kitchen and dining sitting area. The original home only had upstairs bedrooms. Knowing this is their last home, the downstairs master suite addition is their brainchild and includes a lovely floorto-ceiling library of personal reading and Donna’s extensive cookbook collection. What “worx” in the master bedroom is the lovely neutral walls and a smoky blue used in the bedding and bed throw. A simple and tasteful use of color. A trio of French doors bring lovely light into the room and views of a developing landscape. An especially beautiful feature in the master bedroom is a Belgian armoire from the 1750s—built over a hundred years before the home was built. Instead of walk-in closets, the Clarks opted for built-in closets, keeping a cohesive cabinetry theme throughout the house that includes a beading trim on the simple door panels. Night stands and dresser from Vietnam, a framed Balinese fabric art panel and a stunning iron bed create a handsome and yet serene bedroom. Several ‘aging in place’ decisions were made—grab bars for a clawfoot tub that came with the house, now refinished and utilized in the master bath, extrasize showers with dual shower heads for assisted showering, higher countertops, easy clean surfaces and good lighting. The entire house has new mechanical systems and has been retrofitted to earthquake standards. The exterior of the home received a facelift including repointing and regrouting the brick and restoring the original stone walkway, plus an ongoing landscaping renovation and design. Just off the kitchen, an existing sunroom has been redesigned and lends itself to lingering over morning coffee— this house feature held my interest and it was enjoyable to enter and enjoy the space during our interview. If you have the pleasure of touring this dwelling on the Home & Garden Tour on May 19 & 20 (see article on page 9) , you’ll find things that appeal especially to you. My brief tour in this column will hopefully encourage you to explore all of the homes on the tour this year. Cheryl von Tress owns Cheryl von Tress Design Group and Hospitality Centrale (a vendor space inside Jacksonville Barn Co.) (541) 951-9462 www.cvtdesigngroup.com, www.hospitalitycentrale.com.

ATA Flower-Filled Spring Hike
The Applegate Trails Association (ATA) invites you on a flower-filled hike along the Applegate Ridge Trail (ART). This 3-mile hike (out and back) with modest elevation gain runs along the boundary of the proposed 6000 acre Wellington Wild Lands. With cooperative weather you are guaranteed breathtaking views into the Applegate, Thompson Creek and beyond to the distant Red Buttes. Get to know Mt. Isabelle, Mt. McLaughlin and Forest Creek from a whole new vantage point. Much of the trail runs along the ridge top on the edge of a vast open meadow sprinkled with oak, mountain mahogany and the occasional pine or fir tree. In the spring, the waves of grass are overlaid with bursts of blooming wildflowers including California poppy, mountain tarweed and the uncommon showy thistle. We meet at 9:00am on Sunday, May 6, 2012, at the Bunny Meadows Staging Area (Forest Creek and Longanecker Road). Hikers should wear appropriate clothing for the weather and sturdy footwear. Remember to bring your camera and water. Please leave your pets at home. Directions to Bunny Meadows Staging Area: From Jacksonville: travel southwest on Hwy 238 (towards Ruch) 4.9 miles and turn right on Forest Creek Rd. From Ruch, travel northeast on Hwy 238 (towards Jacksonville) 2.8 miles and turn left on Forest Creek Rd. The staging area is 7/10 mile down Forest Creek Road. For more information, please visit our website calendar at www.applegatetrails.org or contact the hike leader, David Calahan at 541-899-1226 or david@applegatetrails.org.

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combine "Amazing Race" type activities with the treasure hunt of geocaching. Everyone who completes the course will receive a participation prize and be entered to win a handheld GPS device. Visit www.geocaching.com to learn more about the sport of geocaching. A new event that's currently under development for Applegate Valley Days is a biathlon, usually associated with the Winter Olympics. Unlike the winter biathlon, no skis are required to compete in the summer version of the event! This summer biathlon will consist of a 3 to 6 mile run with two shooting stops. The course is divided into three legs with prone shooting following the first leg and standing shooting following the second leg. For both shoots, competitors have five rounds to hit five targets. Unlike winter biathlon, rifles remain in the shooting range. It is intended that rifles be provided in addition to shooting instruction, ammunition, and targets. There will be an entry fee, and all proceeds will go toward the improvement of the park! We look forward to seeing all ages and abilities competing for fun and for glory! Those interested in participating or assisting in course and range management, should call Jonathan at 707-696-1575. The Friends of the Applegate Fire District will hold a community yard sale on the athletic field at the Ruch Elementary School. Vendors wishing to sell at the yard sale should contact Fire District Headquarters at 541-899-1050 to reserve a place. Spaces will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. To make activity suggestions, to volunteer or have a vendor's booth, please contact us at our website: www.applegatevalleydays.org or contact David Laananen at 541-846-0500 or david.laananen@asu.edu.

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Applegate Valley Days – Coming in June
Be sure to mark June 23 and 24 on your calendar and be a part of the biggest event held in the Applegate Valley in recent times! Applegate Valley Days will offer a weekend of fun for everyone. Many of the events will be centered at Cantrall-Buckley Park. Showcasing the history of the area, educational activities will include displays of old logging equipment, antique farm machinery, and antique cars, as well as demonstrations of gold mining. A vendor area will feature local products, arts and crafts, quilting, genealogy, period dressers, and a variety of outstanding local produce and food. A winery pavilion will offer a variety of Applegate wines and beer for purchase to accompany the delicious food that will also be for sale. Of course, nonalcoholic beverages will be available as well. A special children's area will be devoted to play and learning. An animal exhibit is being planned, as well as a dog agility event. Local musicians will provide entertainment throughout the day and our local emergency service providers will be on hand to show what they do and how they do it. Car clubs including the Medford Porsche Club will hold poker runs to wineries, historic sites, and other Applegate Valley areas of interest. Outside Cantrall-Buckley Park, additional events will be held throughout the valley. The Rat Race Paragliding Competition will bring 160 pilots from all over North America who will launch their parachute-like craft from Woodrat Mountain above Ruch in a weeklong series of competitions. Geocaching, a high-tech treasurehunting game will be featured with players searching for hidden containers, called "geocaches," using GPS-enabled devices. As part of Applegate Valley Days, the Amazing Geocache event will

Come Hike the Wolf Gap Trail! by Joy Rogalla
The Siskiyou Upland Trails Association (SUTA) invites you to come enjoy a hike on the Wolf Gap Trail—a spectacular access trail to the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail (SMDT) that is being re-opened this year. This access trail was originally built in the 1980s by BLM but when much of the SMDT became overgrown, this gorgeous trail was no longer maintained and became a tangle of brush and fallen trees. Using BLM Title II funds awarded to SUTA for Trail projects, Black Oak Forest Restoration completed major brush clearing and some of the badly-needed tread work key to re-opening the trail. Unique among the various SMDT trailheads, the Wolf Gap Trailhead sits high above the SMDT. The trail begins from the left side of the Wolf Gap parking area. From the beginning of the hike you will have spectacular views of the Little Applegate River drainage and the mountains to the south including Dutchman Peak, the Red Buttes and westward to Grayback Mountain. Even though the trail descends 850 feet in a mile and a half, the trail grade is wellplanned so this should be considered a moderate hike. Near the beginning of the trail you will pass into lovely forest filled with large specimen trees including madrone, ponderosa pines and old growth manzanita. Large rock outcroppings are scattered along the trail offering great spots to sit and take in the view. You’ll cross a beautiful grassy meadow, pass through an oak woodland, cross the meadow again lower down, and wander through a lovely stand of madrones. At a turn toward the bottom of the trail you will pass by a massive ponderosa pine visible from way above and awe-inspiring when you stand at its base! Finally, you’ll hike through a relatively flat wooded area before reaching the SMDT. Once you reach the ditch you have a variety of options hiking on the SMDT to end your hike at one of the other trailheads, or returning the way you came. Until new signs can be installed there is an old wooden trail sign propped up against a tree on the SMDT showing distances to other trailheads to guide you. Check SUTA’s website for a map and suggested hike loops (www. sutaoregon.org). If you decide to hike back up the Wolf Gap trail, we recommend a short detour (no more than ¼ mile) to a magnificent double-trunked madrone. About a third of a mile from the SMDT, before the trail turns to go through the madrone woodland, you will see ribbons tied to trees on both sides of the trail. Off the main trail you can follow the “deer path” marked with pink ribbons to visit this impressive madrone. You might encounter volunteers working on this trail as it is still a work in progress. Trailhead and distance signs are planned to be installed in the near future, but for now, the directions below will allow you to easily find your way. Because of some sharp switchbacks and steeper terrain adjacent to this trail, it is open only to hikers, runners and eventually equestrians – but not bicycles. The trail does not lend itself to shared use for safety reasons. Like all other parts of the SMDT, it is closed to all motorized vehicles. Directions: Take Sterling Creek Road to the Deming-Armstrong Road (near mile nine marker on Sterling Creek Road). Drive up this BLM road to a “T” intersection (0.2mile), turn left and travel uphill to the Wolf Gap trailhead—a total of 2.8 miles from Sterling Creek Road. You will pass the Deming Trailhead along the way.

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group of veterans from the Veterans planting apple trees, or building a rock wall in the garden. Administration Southern Oregon Veterans' programs are more important than ever, because Rehabilitation Center and Clinics in White City 44,000 service men and women are coming home from the comes out to the Sanctuary one day a month. They are an war in Iraq, and one million service men and women are amazing group of men and women who often tell us that expected to leave the military in the next five years. Many visiting the farm is the highlight of their month. veterans struggle to find the same purpose at home as they We look forward to their visit, too. The vets, staff, and found in the mission, camaraderie, and structure of the volunteers work together on animal care, gardening, military. Through community service, veterans find renewed construction projects, or strength and purpose while building whatever else needs to get done. stronger communities. It's fun, meaningful, and makes The Sanctuary’s monthly veteran’s day us all feel good. is our way of honoring these men and Everyone at the Sanctuary women who have served their country. has a job to do, including the We also hope to inspire other nonprofits, herd of 65 rescued farm animals businesses, and government agencies to and house pets. For example, consider reaching out to help veterans. the friendliest animals at the Working together, we can make southern Sanctuary help provide animalOregon a model for what’s possible assisted therapy. It’s hard when a community thinks of veterans as for a veteran to feel grumpy, a valuable and underutilized resource for Veterans pose for a photo at Sanctuary One. building a better tomorrow. stressed, or lonely while giving an 800-pound pig a back-scratch as she snorts and grunts The Sanctuary receives no government funding of any for joy, or feeding hay to a pack of friendly goats, or kind for our veteran's program. We rely on voluntary petting a formerly abused dog who melts into your arms. donations to provide this service. If you would like to Kevin Ferguson, a former U.S. Navy ensign, put it this support our efforts with a tax-deductible gift, please way: “There is a direct link between broken people and visit our website, SanctuaryOne.org, to donate with a broken animals. We receive a lot of care from others and it’s credit card. Checks may be sent to Sanctuary One, 13195 important that we give back. Working with the Sanctuary Upper Applegate Road, Jacksonville OR 97530. For more animals fills a void and gives us a sense of purpose.” information or assistance, please call 541.899.8627. Gardening is another popular activity for the veterans Group Tours Now Available! Schools, churches, who volunteer at the Sanctuary. In healthcare parlance retirement homes, community-service clubs, and it’s called “horticultural-assisted therapy.” That’s really other groups are welcome to schedule a tour of just a fancy way of saying getting one’s hands dirty while the Sanctuary. Service-learning work projects are working alongside people who care about you is healthy. available, too. Please visit SanctuaryOne.org for details. Doesn’t really matter whether it’s mucking out the barn,

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t’s time to get out your walking shoes! Saturday, May 19th marks the 10th Annual Food & Friends Fun Walk fundraising event, which is held in Ashland. Participants will walk about 2.5 miles from the Ashland Senior Center (located at 1699 Homes Avenue) to the North Mountain Nature Park and back. Once back at the site, refreshments will be available while we hold our raffle drawing. All proceeds directly support our efforts to provide Meals on Wheels and congregate meals for seniors in local communities like Jacksonville. The need for your support is greater now than ever before. Our clients donate what they can towards the cost of the meals they receive, but as you know, money is tight for everyone, especially those living on limited, fixed incomes. Program income is down 10% for the first seven months of this fiscal year and the outlook for the future is looking uncertain as we face possible reductions in State funding. If you would like to help, there are a number of ways you can get involved. As an individual you may be interested in participating in the Fun Walk itself. You can collect donations from friends, family or coworkers and join us in Ashland on May 19th. Putting together a team and challenging each other is a fun way to help seniors in your community. If you cannot attend, you might
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Paws for Thought
by Dr. Tami Rogers
Miserable Mosquitoes
s much as I appreciate the rain and what it brings for us, I am always relieved to feel the warmth of summer around the corner. My husband and I were sitting out on our deck last night enjoying a glass of wine feeling thankful for the warm spring evening when I looked down and saw a mosquito evaluating my bare ankle as if she hadn’t had a meal in months. I was a bit shocked… Seriously? Can there be mosquitoes, already? Unfortunately for me, I have a very severe reaction to mosquito bites. While I don’t think that I can say that I am allergic… it isn’t pretty. And, if there is a mosquito within a hundred miles, it will bypass a million other people to bite me. I’m that lucky. Mosquitoes are the vector for life threatening heartworm disease in dogs and cats. As the definitive host (the host that the parasite really is meant to thrive in), dogs are especially at risk. All it takes is one bite from an infected mosquito for a dog (or a cat) to contract heartworms. And, contrary to popular belief, just because your animal rarely goes outside does not mean that they are safe. Mosquitoes are rarely known to respect the boundaries of your home and will enter without invitation. Mosquitoes can carry and transmit a microscopic form of the parasite called a “microfilaria." Once deposited into the blood stream these microscopic parasites reproduce, grow, and develop into adult worms that then take residence in the heart or the lungs. Each worm is about the size of a thick spaghetti noodle so it does not take long before irreversible damage is done to the chambers of the heart. Signs of infection in dogs include a chronic cough (which is the most common symptom and a sign of advanced illness), lack of energy, difficulty breathing, loss of appetite

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or weight loss. Signs of infection in cats include: cough, difficulty breathing, vomiting, sluggishness or weight loss. Some cats never exhibit clinical signs, but even a small number of worms can be life-threatening. If detected early enough, most dogs can be treated successfully. However, treating for heartworms is much more costly and dangerous to the animal than simply preventing it. An interesting bit of information I recently came across from the Heartworm Society said that you can provide preventative for your dog for 11 years for the same amount it would cost to treat one case of heartworm disease! Wow! In August of 2011, Merial, the only manufacturer of the approved medication to treat heartworm disease, reported manufacturing issues which has caused them to stop producing it. The shortage of this treatment drug is another good reason to make sure your dog is on a heartworm preventative year round! For cats, heartworm preventative medications are the only option, as there is no approved treatment for feline heartworm disease. For dogs, most of us are familiar with a pill/treat that is given once a month. There is also a newer product on the market that provides six months of protection in one injection. For cats we have topically applied products or a monthly treat. Your veterinarian can make recommendations on a preventative that is appropriate for your pet…. Just ask! Regardless of the form used, I believe very strongly that all animals living in the Rogue Valley should be on heartworm preventatives year round. Dr. Rogers can be reached at the Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital at 541-899-1081.

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As a nonprofit, Dogs for the Deaf depends on At Dogs for the Deaf, our mission is to help alleviate donations to continue rescuing dogs and to help people life’s dangers and frustrations by placing professionally trained dogs with children and adults who have various with disabilities lead more productive, independent lives. To help support our fundraising effort, we disabilities and challenges. invite everyone to join us at our Dogs for the Deaf has recently begun major annual fundraiser, our a new, groundbreaking program to 21st annual Dog Walk on June 2 help children with autism. Specially trained dogs—originally rescued from from 8:30am to 1:00pm.This fun event attracts families and their shelters—offer children on the autism furry friends from throughout the spectrum a chance to bond and explore Pacific Northwest and California. language through offering commands. Hundreds of participants join our They also help keep the child safe by three-mile walk at Hawthorne Park preventing bolting and running. in Medford to help raise funds Nearly 1 in 88 children born today is on the autism spectrum; it is an for Dogs for the Deaf. There will Ginger (right) provides a calming be a variety of activities; such as issue that needs attention. With autism presence for a friend. Hearing and Autism Assistance reaching epidemic proportions, chances Photo: K. Kellogg-Garrison Dog Demonstrations, agility are you know someone who would benefit from our services. If you or someone you know has a child on the Autism spectrum, please tell them about our program. We want to help. Our dogs are rescued from shelters, specially trained by our staff, and placed with applicants all across the U.S.—free of charge. Our work would not be possible without the many donors that support our program each year. demonstrations and coaching, fun contests, exhibits, a complimentary hot dog lunch, and more. Remember your last day to register is May 25th at DogsfortheDeaf.org/dog-walk. Please see ad this page. Dogs for the Deaf invites you to learn more about us by touring our training facility and seeing a dog demonstration. Call 541-826-9220 for more information or to schedule a tour.

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Southern Oregon Chapter AIA: 2nd Annual People’s Choice Design Awards Program for Architecture & Landscape Architecture
Visit with members of the Southern Oregon Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Crater Lake Section of the American Society of Landscape Architects, (ASLA), at their 2nd Annual People’s Choice Design Awards Program for Architecture and Landscape Architecture. The exhibits will showcase architectural and landscape projects designed by licensed firms and individuals practicing within Southern Oregon. Learn about the Oregon AIA’s Design Excellence program and how you and architectural and landscape professionals can work together to enhance our built environment. Join the crowd to explore the drawing exhibits and then vote for your favorite building and landscape design from 10am to 4pm daily on Mother’s Day weekend, May 12 & 13, 2012, as part of Medford’s Art-in-Bloom Celebration. Winners will be publicly announced. Designs will be exhibited at 313 Middleford Alley (behind the Sixth Street parking garage) across from Jackson Creek Pizza, and will represent a wide variety of types, from single family residential through commercial and institutional buildings. Several great local business sponsors will be providing prizes for participants! For more information, please contact Gary R. Collins, AIA at 541-702-2116 or grcarch@charter.net.

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Ditch Trail Inaugural Run is May 26th
The Inaugural “Run the Ditch Trail” 5-Mile run will traverse the historic 5-mile Sterling Mine Ditch Trail. The ditch runs 26 miles long and was dug by Chinese mine workers in 1877. It offers runners (and hikers) beautiful views and wilderness and may be viewed online at the Siskiyou Upland Trails Association website at www.sutaoregon.org. This event is being co-sponsored by Southern Oregon Runners, SUTA and BLM. The run will take place on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. with packet pick-up and signup from 7:30-8:30. Runners should meet at the Tunnel Ridge Trailhead (Little Applegate). A guided hike will also start ten minutes after the start of the run. Register online at the Southern Oregon Runners website at www.sorunners.org. For any further information, please contact co-directors Seth Weintraub at 541-899-7659 or Steve Goldman at 541-899-3232

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Who should attend? Downtown business and property owners, residents, local government officials, community organizations, anyone who feels passionate about improving downtown! The Main Street Approach® is a nationally-proven methodology for revitalizing historic commercial districts. Come learn how to leverage your community’s collective skill so the end result is a business district that becomes a gathering place for the community and provides the goods and services that neighborhoods desire. Speaker Bio: Sheri Stuart is the state coordinator of Oregon Main Street (OMS) which is administered by the State Historic Preservation Office (Oregon Parks and Recreation Department). OMS helps communities throughout the state preserve and revitalize the economy, appearance, and image of their traditional business districts using a range of services and assistance to meet the needs of communities interested in revitalization. Sheri has twenty-two years in working with main street communities, starting as the executive director of the main street program in Port Townsend (WA), working as a program officer with the National Trust Main Street Center, and formerly with the Washington State Main Street Program.

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friday, May 4 and saturday, May 5

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• Cleaning supplies (like window cleaners, drain cleaners, bathroom cleaners and any products containing bleach or ammonia) • Old pesticides and insecticides • Swimming pool chemicals • Weed killers not currently approved for use • Old paint removers • Old or toxic wood preservatives • Light ballasts • Batteries • Thermostats containing mercury

HOusEHOlD HAzArDOus WAsTE DrOP-Off DAys at the Rogue tRansfeR station
8001 Table Rock Road , White City

WHAT nOT TO bring
• No Oil-based or Latex Paint • No Fluorescent light tubes • No Medical or biological waste • No Asbestos • No Propane tanks • No Anti-freeze • No Explosives • No Radioactive materials • No Ammunition • No Commercial or industrial waste – this service is by application only! • No Waste in containers larger than 5 gallons • No 55-gallon drums • No Metal canisters/fire extinguishers

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nO HOusEHOlD PAinT We are not accepting latex or oil-based paint at our HHW collection event. There are a few local paint stores available to accept paint year round. You no longer need to wait for a special collection event. Go to www.paintcare.org and enter your zip code to find a participating paint store in your area. VisiT WWW.PAinTcArE.Org TO finD yOur nEArEsT cOllEcTiOn cEnTEr

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3697 High Prairie, Medford 635 N Oregon, Jacksonville, OR

The Crown Jewel of Jacksonville, the Jeremiah Nunan House. Originally built in 1892, this stunning Queen Anne-Style Victorian "Catalog Home" has been beautifully restored and maintained. The Carriage House was built in 2001 and hosts a restaurant w/ 3 suites upstairs. In-ground pool, catering kitchen, lots of paved parking, on 3 manicured acres, perfect for weddings or other events.

8 BR • 6 BA • 8684 SF

$2,300,000

3 Bedrooms • 4 Baths 3200 sq. ft. • 11.84 Acres
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3565 Livingston Rd., Jacksonville , OR

Gorgeous Custom Craftsman situated on 2.5 acres right on the edge of Jacksonville! Over 3700 sq.ft. with beautiful views, Hickery hardwood flooring, soaring ceilings in the living area and a huge wood burning fireplace. Large bonus room upstairs makes a great guest suite, and main floor master is very large with an additional private sitting room, office, gym... Property is fully fenced and has been used for horses in the past.

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