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The feature film for June is CALL ME MADAM, originally a Broadway smash hit Irving Berlin musical…filled with rollicking songs, lots of good cheer, and presenting Ethel Merman in one of her greatest roles. Merman, a brassy, sassy, grand dame if there ever was one, originated her role in the stage version. Famous for so many other musicals, this is the only one where she was asked by Hollywood to star in the film version, other than "Anything Goes," twenty years earlier. CALL ME MADAM is a book musical in the classic tradition of a big, if not huge, production. The stage version called for 46 different cast performers. This film version uses hundreds. Merman is supported by Donald O'Connor in perhaps his greatest role opposite Vera Ellen, a bright and perky addition to any film. The two dance so well together one can only wonder why MGM never paired them again. Then there is George Sanders, as charming a character as can be found in this film. He’s strong enough to hold his own with Merman, no mean feat. The whole thing is one big spoof on the world of government, including Congress, the State Department, and international affairs. This is one film you shouldn’t miss. Berlin’s tunes are so magnificent you’ll want to get up and dance with O Connor and Ellen. It will run at Old City Hall on June 15th at 7pm.

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encouraged to bring their pop-up canopy tents as well. The Rotary Club is generously donating their large gas grill (used at Britt for many years) for grilling your own hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, steak and other items. In an effort to reduce waste and expenses, please bring your picnic basket with supplies such as tableware, plates and napkins. You should also bring your own side dishes and non-alcoholic drinks. In the event you don’t have these items with you, don’t worry—the City is providing plates, napkins, bottled water and condiments. The Jacksonville Fire Department will sponsor a host of kids' games including Tug-O-War, Water Ball and a Dunk Tank! You never know whom you may have a chance to dunk! And…a watermelon eating contest is planned and open to kids of all ages! Other activities will be announced as the event nears—look for updates online at, on the digital info kiosk in the lobby of the Beekman Bank and on our Facebook page. Please note: public restroom facilities and porta-potties will be open and alcoholic drinks are not permitted on the Courthouse grounds by City Ordinance. I look forward to seeing you out and about at townwide events this June and at the July 4th Community Picnic in our Small Town with Big Atmosphere! About Our Cover: This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Britt Music Festival in Jacksonville. The cover shots featuring the stage, rocker Michael Franti and classical Maestro Peter Bay were taken by photographers Ray Broomall, David Gibb and Josh Morell.

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n June 9, The Taste of Summer event in downtown kicks-off the opening of Britt Festivals’ 50th Season. Congratulations to Britt on achieving world-class status and for making summer in Jacksonville so much fun and entertaining! Although many events are happening this month, I want to preview an exciting one happening next month—the July 4 Community Picnic! The picnic happens on the grounds of the historic Courthouse from noon-3pm. Under the guidance of Mayor Paul Becker and City Administrator Jeff Alvis, a small group of volunteers, including me, is organizing the picnic. More help is needed, so if you can lend a hand, call the Mayor at 541-899-1231 or email The picnic is intended to bring the community together to celebrate the holiday—please read the Mayor’s column on page 6 for more on the event. The mid-day timing was chosen so you’ll have time to enjoy the morning parades beforehand and evening firework displays afterward throughout the Rogue Valley. The picnic offers fun for the whole family, including music and kids' activities on the Courthouse lawn. The Community picnic will be a bring-your-own-style event. When you arrive at the Courthouse, picnic tables with table cloths and chairs will be set-up on the lawn for your use. For those wishing to dine on the grass, feel free to bring a picnic blanket and your Britt-style chairs. If the weather is hot, anyone needing a bit of shade is

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City Snapshot
City Council, May 1: With a light agenda, Council awarded a street repaving contract to KAS & Associates for an extensive portion of South Oregon Street. Mike Holcombe was appointed as the Britt Festival representative to the Jacksonville Parking Commission. Local photographer David Gibb presented a slide show of aerial photographs taken during a recent Jacksonville fly-over photo shoot. The city will utilize the photos to enhance its historic record-keeping and for projecting images during public meetings. Administrator Jeff Alvis reported that union negotiations with city employees went exceptionally well and that a new three-year contract had been agreedto. New terms include a less-than-asked-for union CPI adjustment of 2%, observance of Martin Luther King Day, increased holiday time-off after 11 years of service, and an $856 insurance allocation per employee. Mayor Becker noted the union stewards were easier to work with this round and that Councilors David Jesser, Paul Hayes, Administrator Alvis and City Recorder Stacy McNichols did very well for the citizens of Jacksonville. Budget Committee Meeting, May 3: Committee members John McCully and David Thompson were unanimously re-elected to serve new one-year terms. During a Public Hearing on the proposed 201213 Jacksonville City Budget, it became clear that the committee’s and city’s move to conserve funds had proved successful. Budget member Nancy O’Connell was first to address the committee, praising the city for, “Our excellent credit rating which is a result of great reserves and a great job!” Other comments of note from Clara Wendt urged allocation of more than the traditional $10,000 city contribution for the Senior Nutrition Program. Due to increased operational expenses, the committee sent Council an $11,500 funding request. Police Chief David Towe reported an expected 19% drop in parking fine revenue, due in-part to the removal of seasonal “no-parking” signs on streets near the Britt Festival grounds. Linda Graham supported increased funding for historic preservation loans, thus enabling more building owners to access funds for historic preservation of privately-owned buildings. Planning Commission, May 9: City Planner Amy Stevenson reported an administrative approval to re-order the first three lots in the Andrew’s Place PUD so that the first three homes built in the new subdivision would all face South 3rd Street. After a two-hour discussion, the commission ruled on two outstanding code items for the Frau Kemmling Schoolhaus Brewhaus on the Bigham Knoll Campus. Now, delivery trucks must enter the property on “E” Street and exit on “G” Street and a parking/delivery area behind the restaurant must be paved and striped. Town Hall, May 10: Jackson County Commissioner Don Skundrick held a Town Hall meeting where he fielded questions about local agricultural practices, land use, property rights, Animal Shelter policies, county finances, Southern Oregon Historical Society issues and Jackson County Library Services funding. His next is on June 19 in Talent. City Snapshot - Cont'd. on Pg. 6
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A Few Minutes with the Mayor
by Paul Becker
don’t believe I’ve ever known anyone who didn’t like a picnic. Saying that, I’ve abandoned my usual format this month to make an important announcement. I speak no less of our proposal for an old-fashioned 4th of July picnic. As Americans, every year we come together with parades and picnics across our nation. Therefore, does it not seem fitting that we hold a city-sponsored picnic in Jacksonville in keeping with this time-honored tradition? Accordingly, your mayor, your fire department, your police department, this newspaper, and a group of very helpful citizens are hard at work planning to make this a very special day. The picnic hours will be from noon to 3pm—a bringyour-own-food, kind of event. Tables, chairs, and benches will be provided, as well as barbecue facilities for those who want to cook their burgers or hot dogs on a grill. And. . . the city will provide the watermelons! In addition, there will be games and events for the children. This is an event for all…families, seniors, young couples, old couples…even odd couples. In short…it is an event for all the citizens who live in this most special historic place on the planet called Jacksonville. We’ve timed this so that those who would like to see a parade in some other part of the valley may be able to do so and still come. Also, for those who are planning on a big back-yard event at home, you still can, since our picnic ends at 3:00pm. Call this picnic “lunch outdoors on a glorious summer day.” You may come and go, so don’t worry about “being on time” or “being late.” Just show up whenever and from wherever you are and enjoy time out with your friends, family, and fellow citizens. The only thing I’ve left out is… where is it taking place? Well…after

From the Firehouse to Your House
by Fire Chief, Devin Hull
he wildland fire season this year is predicted to be one of the worst in years. Unfortunately, humans are usually the main factor in fires during the early or late parts of the fire season. Wildland fires can spread to thousands of acres, depending on a number of factors, and may require thousands of firefighters and several months to extinguish. Federal, state, county, city, and private agencies and private timber companies provide fire protection and firefighting services on forest lands in and around Jacksonville. All vegetation is fuel for a wildfire, though some trees and shrubs are more flammable than others. To reduce the risk, you will need to modify or eliminate brush, trees and other vegetation near your home. The greater the distance between your home and the vegetation, the greater the protection. Create a 30-foot safety zone around the house. Keep the volume of vegetation in this zone to a minimum. If you live on a hill, extend the zone on the downhill side. Fire spreads rapidly uphill. The steeper City Snapshot - Cont'd. from Pg. 5 City Council, May 15: Ellee Celler was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Parks Committee. The First Presbyterian Church was granted unanimous approval to display event banners on church property, despite cited code conflicts prohibiting banners within a Single Family Residential-zoned area. In part, Council made its decision based on an argument by Councilor Hayes, who stated that after all the church has done for the city, the code should be waived. During a Public Hearing, City Planner Amy Stevenson and Councilor Christina Duane led a discussion about recommendations from the Historical Architectural Review Commission (HARC) and State Historic Preservation Office to re-categorize Jacksonville’s Period of Significance into 4 categories: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and Quaternary. Although green-lighted by Council, concerns were voiced over undue recognition and/or protection for properties built and/or moved to town (from Camp White) between 1945-1966. Plans were announced for several town hall meetings and Public Hearings on the matter. City Administrator Jeff Alvis received approval to pursue a $260,000 grant to purchase the Elias property at 580 Applegate Street. The 1.58 acre Rich Gulch property is the site where gold was first discovered and was tagged as an “interesting” open space park in the city’s Comprehensive Plan. The Elias family has agreed to hold the property off the market, providing time for the city to explore grant funding options. Although it took no action, Council listened to a concept for a temporary building moratorium in the historic core district brought by Planner Amy Stevenson. Stevenson’s department in conjunction with HARC and the Planning Commission is embarking on a major re-write of Title 18 – city building codes and ordinances. She argued that a 12-month moratorium would enable resolution of conflicts in the current code and provide long-term benefits to the city, developers and property owners. The Council was mostly in agreement that the plan, although well-intended, would send the wrong message and stifle economic development. Further discussion on the subject appears doubtful.


Let's Have a Picnic on July 4th!
much discussion and deliberation on the part of those involved, we have chosen to hold this right in the heart of town on the grounds of the old historic courthouse. What a perfect location! The great westward expansion was coming to an end just as this building was built in 1883. Think what this courthouse has


Fire Season is Here!
the slope, the more open space you will need to protect your home. Here’s a list of things to reduce the possibility of a fire. Protecting Your Home From Fire: • Store combustibles away from the house, such as fuel, firewood or other debris • If possible, install a fire-resistant roof (untreated shake roofs increases fire risk) • Clean your roof and gutters regularly (tinder-dry needles and limbs catch fire easily) • Install a spark arrester on the chimney • Address numbers should be at least 4 inches high and visible from the street day or night so emergency crews can easily identify your property • Remove tree limbs within 15 feet of the ground • Replace highly flammable vegetation such as pine, eucalyptus, junipers and fir trees with lower growing, lessflammable species • Move shrubs and other landscaping away from the sides of the house Just one home not properly protected from fire can put an entire community at risk. With our city surrounded by open space, let’s work together to reduce our risk of Wildland Fires. Please feel free to contact me at Jacksonville Fire Department 541-899-7246 for a home survey.

J'ville 4th of July Picnic Wednesday, July 4th Noon–3:00pm Courthouse Grounds
seen—it was here when Teddy Roosevelt implemented his anti-trust legislation. Again when the troops went “Over There” to fight “the war to end all wars,” and then when “Johnny came marching home” when it was all over. The “Roaring Twenties” arrived, then the crash on Wall Street which soon was followed by the Great Depression. Then another world war and President Roosevelt declaring the third Sunday in every May as, “I am an American Day.” Our courthouse stood through all of this even as many of us were yet unborn. How appropriate it seems to gather as a community under the flag on these historic grounds the day we celebrate our independence! I look forward to seeing you on July 4th at the Jacksonville Picnic.

Jacksonville Fire Department Community Classes
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Classes held 6:30pm-8:30pm at the fire station, 180 N. 3rd Street. For more information, contact the Jacksonville Fire Department at 541-899-7246 or

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

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CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, June 5, 6:00pm (OCH) PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, June 13, 6:00pm (OCH) CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, June 19, 6:00pm (OCH) HARC HEARING OFFICER: Wednesday, June 20, 10:00am (OCH) HARC: Wednesday, June 27, 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

THANK YOU to our Contributors!
• Mayor Paul Becker • Duane Bowman • Bob Budesa • David Callahan • Mary Ann Carlson • Robert Casserly • Julie Danielson • Linda Davis • Paula & Terry Erdmann • Kristi Fairbanks • Kay Faught • Michelle Hensman • Michelle Hill • Devin Hull • Kate Ingram • Carolyn Kingsnorth • Amy Kranenburg • Louise Lavergne • Dave Palmer • Joy Rogalla • Tami Rogers • Pamela Sasseen • Dirk Siedlecki • Beverly Smith • Cheryl von Tress • Hannah West • Jeanena Whitewilson • Gaye Wilson Photographers • Ray Broomall • David Gibb • Josh Morell

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Doing a Better Job
Who among us hasn't participated in a little Medford bashing at one time or another? I did my part on a sunny spring afternoon last week while chatting with a local and familiar couple outside the shop where I work in downtown J'ville. The banter follows a recognizable pattern which includes reasons why a person is forced to visit Medford, hyperbolic reasons why someone would avoid "Dreadford,"and some other additional funny word play or joke which caps off our self-satisfaction that we don't (thank God) live in Medford. This couple and I were deeply engaged in just that sort of chat that afternoon and interrupted ourselves just long enough to make way for another couple who wanted to enter the shop. Then the punch line was delivered: "And you go to Medford when you want to buy socks!" The point was, of course, that a person visits Ashland for theater and fine dining, Jacksonville for music, and... well, you get the point, and so did the visiting couple who was within earshot of our little stand-up routine. "Well, I don't buy socks in Medford and I live there," said the woman mildly. Oops. I should have apologized, but I didn't. I should have assured her and her husband that I do recognize that there are a lot of good reasons to go to Medford: you go to Medford to use the airport, to buy hardware, to pay property taxes, to go to a movie, and, yes, to enjoy a good meal or two and visit friends and family who have chosen to make their home there. And I should have said so because, having grown up and lived in various places all over the Rogue Valley, I knew better. But I was too embarrassed to say the right thing and instead I mumbled something about never making it to Medford because I was so caught up in the business of small-town life. I was a coward and a schmuck and I didn't deserve to be a representative of this town where I now live and had, only moments before, been feeling so smug about. The couple continued to browse and bought a little something just to be pleasant, I think, but that was more than what could be expected from them. I have heard from some who live elsewhere that Jacksonville is pretentious and snooty, and we've all heard what people say about Ashland, and, the whole west coast for that matter. We're divided by these things too easily and none of us are immune to the indulgence of making ourselves feel good at the expense of someone else's humanity. Still, we do a pretty good job of looking after one another here in the Rogue Valley, and its residents bring family and friends from out of town to visit Jacksonville because they are proud of our little town and want to show it off. I resolve to do a better job of rising to the expectation that people all over the valley have of our town. And by the way, Medford's Black Bird is an excellent place to buy socks. Jois Harkness

Prescription Drug Deposit Box
The Jacksonville Police Department has a new Prescription Drug Deposit Box located in the lobby of the police station. The secure box now enables residents to drop-off items in a secure location. Installing this box will assist with keeping prescription medicines away from children, out of landfills, the water supply and waste treatment systems. The following items may be dropped-off: • Prescriptions • Over-the-counter medications • Vitamins • Medication samples • Medications for pets • Ointments • Lotions • Liquid medication in glass or leakproof containers. The following items WILL NOT be accepted in the box. • Needles (sharps) • Thermometers • Bloody or infectious waste • Medications from businesses or clinics • Hydrogen peroxide • Aerosol cans or inhalers Items may be dropped off during regular business hours. If you have questions, please contact Chief David Towe at 541-899-7100.

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What’s in Your Watershed?
by Jacksonville Public Works Department
Jacksonville has two named creeks in town, which are Jackson Creek and Daisy Creek. These flow into Bear Creek, along with many other streams in the valley, and comprise the Bear Creek Watershed. Jacksonville is a ‘Designated Management Agency’ (DMA), as are the other cities and irrigation districts in the watershed. Each DMA has taken on the responsibility to monitor the healthiness of the streams in their jurisdiction and work towards making and keeping them healthy. The boundaries of the watershed are formed by a ridge line which travels along the Cascade Mountains to the north and east, and the Siskiyou – Klamath Mountains to the south and west. The watershed is located entirely within Jackson County. So what do we know about this watershed that is the life stream of our valley? Here’s a multiple choice quiz to tickle your brain. (See quiz in right column.) So how did you do? The Bear Creek Watershed is 395.5 square miles (253,440 acres) and has 83 named creeks totaling 388.9 miles of waterways. The U.S. Forest Service owns 8.5% of the land in the watershed and BLM owns 15.8% of it. The rest is non-federally owned. In the overall scheme of things, Jacksonville is a small player with our two creeks, but it is important to strive to provide a beneficial environment for our creeks to keep them healthy. Watershed Quiz • How many square miles are in the Bear Creek Watershed? 200-300 300-400 400-500 500-600 • How many named creeks flow to Bear Creek? 20-40 40-60 60-80 80-100 • How many miles of streams comprise the Bear Creek Watershed? 50-300 300-350 350-400 400-450 • What percentage of the land in the Bear Creek Watershed is not owned by BLM or USFS? 20-40% 40-60% 60-80% 80-100%

Thank You For Honoring Our Son
With heartfelt love, we would like to thank our family, friends, The Jacksonville Woodlands Association, Larry Smith and our neighbors in Jacksonville for the love and support shown to us at the tree planting ceremony honoring the memory of our son, Ryan Beavers, who passed away July 21, 2011. We honestly were so taken with all of you who came expressing how special Ryan was to you. We now have a beautiful place to go in the Woodlands to remember him on the Britt Trails he loved so much. Sincerely and with much love, Brad and Rene' Beavers, Jacksonville

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Friends of Jacksonville Cemetery Present Two Very Special Civil War Programs In June
The year 2012 marks 150 years since the first full year of the American Civil War. In recognition and remembrance of this dark period in our Nation's history, two special presentations have been planned for the month of June. Please mark your calendars and plan on joining us for these important and interesting talks. Thursday, June 7—On Thursday, June 7, 4:00pm to 5:30pm, Jeff LaLande will present "Blue and Gray: The Civil War Period in Southern Oregon." While Oregon seemed far removed from the events of the war, Oregonians watched with passionate interest as the tragic conflict unfolded. This presentation will discuss the course and character of Southern Oregon's war-time politics. Jeff LaLande graduated from Georgetown University in 1969. For over 30 years, he was archaeologist and historian for the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. With a master's degree in archaeology from Oregon State University and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Oregon, LaLande has been an adjunct faculty member at Southern Oregon University for 20 years. The author of numerous articles and several books, he enjoys learning and writing about a wide range of Northwest history topics. Jeff also served on Oregon's Heritage Commission and has been a presenter for the "Windows in Time" history series for the Jackson County Library Services and the Southern Oregon Historical Society. Friday, June 28—Join us on Friday, June 28, at 3:30pm to 5:30pm when history buff George Berry will present his highly informative and very interesting talk on the Causes of the Civil War. What were the causes of the Civil War? According to Berry, the main issue wasn't slavery; it was secession. Mr. Berry was originally influenced by a Professor at the University of Western Florida in Pensacola, while enrolled there. Now a retired Naval Warrant Officer, Berry has pursued studies of the Civil War as deeply as anybody, exclusively for four decades. He has one of the largest libraries, over a thousand reference materials on the subject of the Civil War. Mr. Berry recently returned from a 10,500 mile tour of virtually all Civil War sites, Berry deems the conflict "the darkest, most violent period in our history." No other event looms as large, not even WWII, he surmises. Mr. Berry also has an extensive collection of Civil War-related mementos, including a rare bust of Honest Abe. Presented by the Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery and the Jacksonville Library, both programs are free and will be presented in the Naversen Room of the Jacksonville Library. Please call the FOJHC 541-826-9939 or the Jacksonville Library at 541-899-1665 with questions. Seating is limited so please plan on arriving on time.

Jacksonville Boosters Club
is now collecting GOOD used or unused items for our

Annual Garage Sale
Saturday & Sunday, September 8 & 9, 2012 Come see us in the Sterling Savings Parking Lot
(4th Street - Between California & C Street)

Call Steve at 541-899-2029 or Rob at 541-899-3254 for Pick Ups or Drop Offs!
Sorry, we cannot accept TV’s, computers, large appliances, beds or clothing.

All donations are tax-deductible! Sales proceeds benefit Jacksonville Community Programs & Activities

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Storytelling Guild Presents Their 46th Annual Children’s Festival
Don’t miss the 46th Annual Children’s Festival as this year’s theme, “Book by Book, Pages Come to Life” takes us on new adventures. Sponsored by the Storytelling Guild of Jackson County, this innovative 3-day event will take place July 7-9 at the Britt Festival Grounds in Jacksonville and will bring out the creativity of both the young and young at heart. This “just for kids” event has served as an affordable summertime experience in the Rogue Valley for generations. Admission to the Children’s Festival is a very low $3.00 per person. Children can enjoy hours of entertainment with many imaginationthemed activities. There are over 35 hands-on art, craft, science projects, and of course, the daily feeding of the litter-eating dragons, Rosabelle and Pebbles! Older children will enjoy candle making, pottery and wood working, while younger children will have a chance to make their own puppet, sand and easel art, and have faces painted. The whole family can also look forward to child-focused stage performances and yummy food from our Dragon Deli. To find out more about the Children’s Festival please visit or join us at

Élan Gallery Features Sculpture Artist for "Taste of Summer"
Stacie Smith, a fourth generation Oregonian was born in Salem in 1945 and was raised in the Willamette Valley. Having lived in the Pacific Northwest most of that time, her career as an artist spans four decades in which time she has completed 100 sculptures. Her greatest artistic influences include the cave painters of Chauvet and Lascaux, prehistoric sculptors, the Inuit and the native carvers of totem poles and masks. Smith notes, “The alabaster stone I use is quarried in Utah and Colorado and occurs in an astonishingly wide range of colors, textures, and translucencies. Alabaster teaches me to wait and watch. Using basic manual tools, I remove only as much material as is necessary for the stone’s inherent story to come through. When the piece is complete I finish it with beeswax polish, which creates a lustrous surface and allows the viewer to see deep into the stone’s color, texture and heart.” Smith says she’s always loved metallic gold and other reflective pigments and has used them often in her paintings and prints. Now, she is finding that stone is also a wonderful vehicle for the reflective and light-enhancing qualities of precious metals. Over the last few years, she’s been applying metal leaf to stone in an effort to create the illusion of bronze, copper, or gold, and to stimulate the sense of wonder that comes with unearthing an ancient artifact. You are invited to meet the artist at Élan Gallery during the Taste of Summer event on Saturday, June 9 from 11:00am4:00pm and see a mix of Smith’s unique sculpture on display. Élan Gallery is located one block west of Old City Hall at 245 West Main. Call 541-899-8000 for more details.

This year the Children’s Festival has 3 general sessions over a 3-day period: Saturday, July 7 – Session 1: 4:30-8:30pm Evening Session Sunday, July 8 – Session 2: 4:30-8:30pm Evening Session Monday, July 9 – Session 3: 10am-1:30pm Morning Session

Art in the Library Presents Works by Bill Stanton
Art in the Library presents a showing of local artist, Bill Stanton's oils in the Naverson Room from May 30th to the end of August. Bill Stanton learned to paint from his grandparents at an early age, both of whom were professional painters. “My grandmother taught me watercolors and my grandfather taught me oils and I have been painting ever since,” he says. Working in watercolors, acrylics, and mostly oils, his painting style is reminiscent of the impressionists with the impasto technique in most of his work. “The depth and visceral quality of this technique gives my paintings the richness that I desire.” Please call the library for hours 541-899-1665.

"Woman in Repose"

Locals Celebrate 70th Wedding Anniversary
On May 1, Lee and Faye Harter celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary at Pioneer Village in Jacksonville. The celebration included more than 50 friends and relatives. After being married in Boise, Idaho in 1942, the couple moved and flew B-24s. After the war, Lee went to Oregon State where he taught for three years after graduating. Faye was involved in child evangelism fellowship and involved in summer camps for children. Today, the Harter’s can be spotted during their daily walks, holding hands, as they walk around Jacksonville.

"Winery" by Bill Stanton

"Passing Shadow" by Bill Stanton

to Jacksonville in 1950 where Lee taught high school until 1959 in the old school which is now Bigham Knoll. At that time, bread was 9 cents a loaf, gasoline was 19 cents a gallon, the minimum wage was 30 cents an hour, and the stock market was at 119. Pearl Harbor had just occurred and the country was at war. Lee became a squadron commander in the South Pacific

Faye and Lee Harter

Strawberry Festival at Historic Presbyterian Church
A Strawberry Festival is planned for June 9th at Jacksonville’s Historic Presbyterian Church (HC), 405 East California St. This will be in conjunction with the “Taste of Summer” that day. As a fundraising fete, donations will be divided equally between the HC Fund and the Jacksonville Heritage Society (JHS) specifically for Beekman House maintenance. We described the historic connection between First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville (JPC) and the Beekman family in last month’s Jacksonville Review. Concern was expressed about the future of the Beekman family home now overseen by JHS. By February 1879, land for the church had been purchased by C.C. Beekman. Financing the building of the HC in the 1870’s was a big undertaking. The estimated cost was $4,000—lots of money in those times (comparable to today’s buying power of $91,178.26). Undaunted, the women of the congregation began fundraising. In addition to bake sales, strawberry festivals were held. The foundation was laid in April 1880, and as the building continued, so did the need for funding. When strawberry time rolled around, the townspeople got involved, and money was raised. Mrs. Jane McCully and her students raised funds at their benefit. Another strawberry festival was orchestrated by Madame Holt, owner of the new United States Hotel, with proceeds gladly accepted for the new church building fund. Two recent strawberry festivals have been presented by JPC. In June 2007, the Sesquicentennial Strawberry Festival was held at the Historic Church to celebrate JPC’s 150 years as well as the first sale of the church’s commemorative plates. Another strawberry festival was held last year. You are invited to this year’s Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 9th from 1-3:00pm with a suggested donation of $3.00 for the traditional shortcake biscuits, strawberries & cream. Tables will be setup on the lawn of the Historic Church, and The River of Life Gospel Band will be part of the festivities.

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Stepping Up for History
by Carolyn Kingsnorth, JHS President
Warren Straus and Ray Foster, House from being sold to developers. We Jacksonville artists and retired art teachers, realized the impact that development of are literally stepping up for history with neighborhood woodlands would have on a $6,000 donation toward repairing the the Beekman House and on Jacksonville’s steps and porch and replacing the roof National Historic Landmark District.” of Jacksonville’s historic Cornelius C. That citizen group that Foster was part Beekman House, a $30,000 project of the of became the Jacksonville Woodlands Jacksonville Heritage Society. Association, and that parcel of land, “The Beekman House is the one icon the Beekman Woods, became the first we have in Jacksonville, in Southern of the 22 parcels currently comprising Oregon,” says Straus. “It’s like a time the Jacksonville Woodlands and its 18+ capsule—everything is miles of hiking trails that the same inside as if the retrace key elements of the Beekmans just locked region’s pioneer and gold the door and left. There mining history. really are not many Foster continues, “Now houses like that—that’s the Beekman House is what is so spectacular!” being threatened again— He continues, “I want this time by the cost of the house to last. But repairing and maintaining since I’m an artist, I’m it. These historic places also interested in the need lots of help!” aesthetics. I want people He points out, to come up and say the “Maintaining the Warren Straus (top) & Ray Foster Beekman House looks Beekman House is a (bottom) at Beekman House. great! And then they way to get people to will find out what a wonderful source of appreciate it. I value the Beekman history it is and what a great resource for House, and I’d be ashamed of myself if the Rogue Valley.” I didn’t do my part to keep it around. The Beekman House, built around I have a recurring fantasy of winning 1876, was owned and occupied by only the lottery and using the money to help the one family. Cornelius C. Beekman, restore the Beekman House and other who founded the second oldest bank in historical properties in Jacksonville. the Pacific Northwest, was also carpenter, That hasn’t happened yet, but I’m a miner, express rider, insurance salesman, terminal optimist!” real estate investor, school board member, Straus echoes these sentiments. “It’s so mayor, gubernatorial candidate, and important to do something about these University of Oregon Regent. His family historic buildings, to step up to the plate. was one of the wealthiest and most By stepping up to the plate, I hope we can prominent in Southern Oregon. get others to think about the Beekman Straus’s roots also go back to the House and value it too.” pioneers who settled the Rogue Valley, but Together, Straus and Foster are he credits his appreciation for history to challenging the community to “step up a teaching sabbatical he spent in Europe. to history.” Their $6,000, combined with “Oregon history is only 150 years old,” a $3,000 City Lodging Tax Grant and a he points out. “Until I lived in England, I Jacksonville Presbyterian Church pledge had a very limited view of history. That of half the proceeds from their June 9th experience was an eye opener—I could see Strawberry Festival, puts the Jacksonville history; I could touch it.” Heritage Society one-third of the way He continues, “If you can’t relate to toward its $30,000 Beekman House fund history, it’s just so much information. raising goal. Now Straus and Foster want That’s what drew me to the Beekman to see the community do its share. House. You walk inside and realize these “There’s always a way to make something are the original things the Beekmans good happen with enough determination used. The Jacksonville Heritage Society and a positive mind set!” Foster observes. is making that possible with their 'Living Straus continues the thought. “And History' program and their theme-based when you’re talking about dollars and tours and events. But without these porch cents, it’s not much money if everyone and roof repairs, they may have to shut contributes just a little bit.” the House down again.” Step up for history and make Ray Foster, who was one of Straus’s sure the Beekman House remains student teachers, has been a neighbor of a vital community asset! Send your the Beekman House for over 30 years. contributions to the Jacksonville Heritage “The Beekman House has always been Society, P.O. Box 783, Jacksonville, important to me,” Foster states. “It’s part OR 97530. Please note on your check: of the bigger Jacksonville picture. “Beekman House Maintenance Fund.” “Twenty-five years ago I was a member JHS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and all of a group of residents who came together contributions are tax-deductible to the to prevent land adjacent to the Beekman fullest extent of the law.

The New and Changing Faces of Jacksonville – Scott Loyd
Editor’s Note: Recently, The Review has noticed Jacksonville’s population undergoing changes by an influx of younger professionals moving here to live and work. This is the first installment in a series about the younger set venturing to Jacksonville and making it home! Scott Loyd had a dream to be a professional golfer on the PGA tour. Fortunately, he also had a back-up plan and a knack for the business-end of the golf industry. Years later, in 2007, after four successful years as a teaching professional, he knew he was destined for a new business career, off the golf course. “Clearly, I was meant for business. Since making a living playing golf was not happening in 2007, my wife, Elaine and I decided to take a new direction. I went back to school for another degree at the University of Texas at Arlington and majored in Finance with plans for a career in Federal Law Enforcement.” While in school, Scott completed two internships with the Office of Inspector General in the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Labor. “I shadowed federal agents and assisted with their investigations…it was a blast.” During this time, his first daughter, Allison Rae was born in September, 2008. In 2009, Loyd graduated with a new degree in Finance and was hired as an investigator with a government contractor, Health Integrity. “By early 2010, I was investigating Medicare and Medicaid fraud cases in Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma and New Mexico.” At the time, Scott couldn’t think of anything he’d rather be doing for a living. “That was,” he says with a smile, “until my father, Randy Loyd, called and planted the idea of joining him at Edward Jones.” The senior Loyd has been a Financial Advisor in Jacksonville since 1994 and is one of the most highly respected financial professionals in the Rogue Valley. While the idea of moving to Jacksonville percolated, Scott studied for and passed the Series 7 & 66 Financial exams in December, 2011. Scott and Elaine’s decision to relocate required Elaine to leave her position as a CT Scan Technician and move away from her extended family in Texas. “We really worked hard researching the Rogue Valley and everything about Edward Jones. We realized the offer to join my dad was too good to pass-up and so moved here after the birth of our second daughter, Isabelle Ann in February, 2012.” The Loyd’s are planning to purchase a home in Jacksonville within two years and cite excellent schools, a walkable town and vast outdoor recreational activities as main reasons to live here. In the meantime, they’ve rented a comfortable home and are adjusting well to small-town life. Scott says he’s excited to get to know as many locals as possible and spends several hours a week knocking on doors, introducing himself and talking face-to-face about Scott Loyd - Cont'd. on Pg. 28

Rotary Club of Jacksonville-Applegate Review
What a wonderful and sunny day our club members had at the Beekman House for our Annual 2012 Rotary at Work Day on April 28th! A big thanks to Roger Thom for initiating and organizing the club's work day and for the great time that was had by all who participated. Carolyn Kingsnorth, President of the Jacksonville Heritage Society, had these kind words for the club, "A big THANK YOU to the JacksonvilleApplegate Rotary Club for adopting Jacksonville's historic Beekman House for your 2012 Rotary at Work Day. You cleaned gutters, prepped and painted the Carriage House, and repaired and powerwashed the picket fence. What a great community-minded group you are, and what a great way to preserve our history! There's a lot of life in this Victorian 'old lady'. With your assistance and continued community support, the Jacksonville Heritage Society is well on the way to ensuring her continued vitality!" Our Rotary members are looking forward to the District Conference being held locally this year beginning May 31st at the Red Lion. There will be a golf tournament, motorcycle ride and informative meetings that reinforce our commitment to why we are Rotarians. The social events scheduled allow us the opportunity to be reunited with friends from around the state. SAVE THE DATE Rotarians: On June 28th, the Rotary Club Of Jacksonville-Applegate will honor and thank our current outgoing President Art Lumley, and welcome our new incoming President, Gary Collins, at our transition dinner. We are looking forward to a busy and fun-filled summer with plans and projects in Jacksonville. Our weekly meetings are held at the Bella Union on Thursday mornings at 6:45 a.m. Each week there is an enjoyable and informative program. If you would like to be a guest at one of our meetings, please call Mary Van Horn at 541821-0111 or Jill Tompkins at 541-944-9499.

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Chamber Chat
by The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
elcome to the monthly Chamber Chat! With summer in full-swing, the Britt Season kickoff celebration, "Taste of Summer," will be held in downtown Jacksonville on Saturday, June 9th from 11:00am to 4:00pm. We hope everyone can participate and join in the fun! In the meantime, sit down with an iced tea and get up to date with the Chamber. This month’s Chat is a big reminder for you to take time to cruise your front doors and sidewalks! Each year we are blessed with tourists and town members out shopping, dining, walking the trails, visiting wineries, grabbing coffee, and taking part in our Britt Festivals. We have a pristine downtown with beautiful gardens, homes and sidewalks as well as many businesses skirting the downtown core that are a huge part of the visitor's welcome! They can often "set the tone" for the first sights our visitors experience. All of us need to be reminded that it takes a community attitude to leave an impression. It also takes a unified attitude that it is not “someone else's job” to keep the streets and sidewalks clean. Please take a few minutes to pull a weed, pick up cigarette butts and empty garbage buckets in front of your businesses. It DOES make a difference. When weeds and trash are left unchecked,

The Unfettered Critic
by Paula Block Erdmann & Terry Erdmann
they stand out! I have walked-by many businesses and noticed a bunch of weeds sticking out of the cracks next to the building, or in a bed along the way. No one likes to walk past dirty cigarette butts and see a town used as an ashtray. Although the City has a random amount of sand buckets for use, people are people, and they are not always utilized! Please be part of the “solution” and as a town we can make sure the memories our visitors have of Jacksonville are good ones and serve to bring them back again and again. The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce would also like to welcome new member,“DANCIN Vineyards!” We are pleased to have the new family-owned vineyard and tasting room of Dan and Cindy Marca as a new business member and look forward to their grand opening at the end of May. The Chamber invites you to join us at our monthly general meetings at the Bella Union held the second Thursday of each month at 5:30pm. We offer a relaxed and informative time to socialize and connect with the business community. See you June 14th! For information on the Jacksonville Chamber or to join, please contact the visitors center at 185 N Oregon Street, call the office at 541-899-8118 or email to


Jacksonville Library Friends Volunteer Opportunity
Would you be interested in joining the Jacksonville Friends of the Library Board? We are looking for someone concerned about maintaining and improving our local library by attending one meeting a month to help plan fundraising events and programs. You would also attend another meeting a month of the President's Forum, and would learn about what is happening to libraries throughout Jackson County so you could report back. Email access is important, but not mandatory. If you would be interested in more information, please contact Joan Avery at 541 702-2114 or email to

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s we said in the last issue, this is tough. Our task back then: discuss a few of the shows coming this summer for the Britt’s 50th Anniversary season. Only a few? But they’re all so enticing... And so we picked six, including, of course, the not to be missed—and worth mentioning again— Natalie Merchant. This month, we’re picking six more from the list, shows we expect to see and hear while seated on the grass, or perhaps in a treetop buzzard’s nest, attempting to peer over the newly constructed cedar fence that effectively barricades the stage from the decades-old traditional Fir Street viewing area for locals. Melissa Etheridge. For twenty odd years, music critics have written such lines about this brilliant singer/songwriter/ guitarist as: “Etheridge’s scarred emotive croon works visceral voodoo.” Really. We’re not entirely sure what that means, so we’ll put it another way: This woman rocks. Find out for yourself on June 15. Bush. Back when we commuted daily through agonizingly slow L.A. traffic, the only thing that kept us sane was KROQ radio, as it introduced the hottest alternative rock of the era. KROQ was the first station in the nation to play British band Bush’s debut track “Everything Zen,” but it wasn’t the last. Fronted by gravel-voiced Gavin Rossdale, Bush became a mega-platinum success. And then, as they say on VH1’s “Behind the Music,” “the band broke up”—only to reform a decade later with a critically acclaimed album. They’re coming to Britt on June 22—and this time we can leave the commuting to others. Jake Shimabukuro / Leo Kottke. This is the must-see double feature of the Festival. When headliner Leo Kottke sits alone on the stage effortlessly extracting the most precise, forceful and percussive guitar music available, you’ll need convincing that he hasn’t hidden


The Britt Festival: Between Rock and a Hilly Place
an accompanying guitarist somewhere behind the curtain. Rest assured, it’s all Kottke, all the time. But we think the highlight of the evening—and perhaps the season—is ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro. He may tune to My Dog Has Fleas, but on June 28 you’ll see that his fingers have wings. An Evening with Dukes of September Rhythm Review. We’re not sure how Donald Fagan (formerly of “Steely Dan”), Michael McDonald (once of “The Doobie Brothers),” and Boz Scaggs (with early roots in “The Steve Miller Band”) are going to blend as a band, but we’re betting that the mixed message will make their September song reminiscent of perpetual spring. We’ll find out on July 5th. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. Fans of New Orleans music know that the funky l960s hit “Ooh Poo Pah Doo,” by the very singular Jessie Hill, became a rock standard and Mardi Gras necessity. Today, Hill’s grandson, Troy Andrews, a.k.a. Trombone Shorty, continues the family tradition with his own brand of brass band. Equally proficient on trombone, trumpet and vocals, Andrews’s renditions of rock, soul, hip-hop, brass and blues will carry you into an August 26 belated Mardi Gras state of mind. Heart. The announcement that Heart will perform at the Britt makes us dance in anticipation—and we’re confident that you don’t need us to explain. Heart is Nancy Wilson on guitar. Heart is Ann Wilson at the microphone. Heart is the driving force behind “Barracuda” and “Magic Man” and “Crazy On You.” You already know this. Let’s just all meet on the hill on September 11 and go crazy on them. 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.

Kiwanis Honors Student Of The Month For May – Elijah Jones
This past month the Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville honored Elijah Jones, a junior at South Medford High School. He is the son of Hal and Melinda Jones from the rural Jacksonville-Central Point area. Elijah is taking AP and Honors coursework and carries a 3.76 grade point average, and is in Torch Honor Society. But his real love is music as he enjoys playing drums with his band, The Seaons, and with his brother, Micah. He plays on the worship team at First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville, and sings baritone in the South Medford High School Chamber Choir. He plans to attend a college that allows him to focus on jazz music studies, specializing in percussion. He is also interested in studying psychology. He believes in helping the world community, and does so by helping build houses for poor people in Mexico with his church each summer. He also helps locally with Habitat for Humanity, and as LINKS mentor for incoming freshman students. He thanks his inspiring music teachers, Andrea Brock and Hal Davis, for their great influence and support. For further information, contact Dave Wilson at 541- 899-1934, e-mail:

Kiwanis Dave Wilson and Elijah Jones.

Take Your Tax Deductible Donations to The Old Library Collectibles & Thrift Shop
A great way to help Jacksonville is by taking those unwanted used items to the Old Library Collectibles & Thrift Shop. The shop is located at 170 S. Oregon Street in the historic 1855 Brunner Building, next to the Jacksonville Barn Company and just below LaFiesta. The shop is a non-profit and managed by volunteers from Jacksonville Seniors Inc. with all profits used to support the Jacksonville Senior Nutrition Program and the future Community Center. Help-out by bringing-in good used items to donate—they gladly accept linens, clean usable clothing, household items and décor. The shop is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-4:00pm and can be reached by calling 541-899-9555. And, if you are looking for something to do and to contribute to the community, the shop is on the lookout for new volunteers to help out in the store. If interested, please call or visit the shop!

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his summer, Britt celebrates 50 seasons of concerts under the stars in Jacksonville. The season starts off with an event that’s become a tradition in Jacksonville: Taste of Summer on Saturday, June 9.

Photo by Maxine Guenther

Bring the whole family out to this event and soak up all of the fun that Jacksonville has to offer! Then, join us as Britt celebrates its 50th season in style with the Black & White Gala.

Black & White Gala
July 19th on the Britt hill
This festive evening is an allinclusive night of wine, beer and food by local purveyors, and a performance by jazz pianist Michael Kaeshammer.

Tedeschi Trucks Band • Bush Leftover Salmon • The Crystal Method Trace Adkins • Katchafire / J BOOG Ben Harper • Kris Kristofferson Tommy Emmanuel • Bill Cosby Earth Wind & Fire • Steve Martin Maestro Peter Bay and the Britt Orchestra Michael Franti • The Avett Brothers Trombone Shorty / Ozomatli Diana Krall Gavin DeGraw / Colbie Caillat Brandi Carlile • Slightly Stoopid Heart Huey Lewis and The News AND MORE!!!!

On August 17, the Britt Orchestra will commemorate the milestone season with the performance of a commissioned “photochoreography” piece,

which will show photos from throughout Britt’s 50-year history. The photos will be choreographed to The Tender Land Suite by Aaron Copland, which will be performed live by the Britt Orchestra. For our youngest patrons, this year’s Britt lineup includes three childrens’ concerts. We’ll feature

Photo by Josh Morell

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acclaimed children’s artist Farmer Jason, a Michael Franti & Friends Family Show, and Ozokidz (special package offer).

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June Cemetery Events & Workshops
Presented by Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery
Marker Cleaning Workshop, Saturday, June 2, 8:30am–12:00 noon: Learn how to evaluate and determine if a cemetery marker or monument should be cleaned or not, proper cleaning techniques and materials to be used when cleaning markers and how to avoid causing further damage to the stone. This will be a "hands on" workshop so dress accordingly. Don't forget a hat, sun screen, and perhaps a folding chair to sit on. Cleaning tools for the workshop and written handouts will be distributed. Meet your instructors at the Sexton's Tool House, top of the Cemetery Road. You're welcome to bring your lunch and join us for a question and answer session at noon. This is a free workshop and reservations are not required. History Saturday, June 9, 10:00am–11:30am: Second Saturday of the month, April through December (except October), each month a new topic or section of the cemetery will be visited and discussed. The June program will focus on the Independent Order of Odd Fellows section of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery. A representative from this fraternal organization will join us for a talk about the history of the Odd Fellows with roots dating back to the 18th century. Docents will then lead you on a tour of gravesites of some of those early Pioneers now resting in this section of the cemetery. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes and meet your docents at the top of the Cemetery Road near the flag pole. This is a free program however, donations are always appreciated and help support restoration and preservation work. Marker Restoration Workshop, Saturday, June 23, 8:30am– 2:00pm: Learn the basics on how to properly and safely restore cemetery markers and the necessary tools required. The workshop will include leveling, resetting bases, and markers, restoration of broken pieces and more. This is a handson workshop so bring gloves to wear and dress accordingly. A hat, sun screen, and folding chair to sit on is advisable as well. Tools, supplies and written handout material will be provided. Bring your lunch as we will take a break and answer additional questions and take comments. Meet your instructors at the top of the Cemetery Road near the Sexton's Tool House. This is a free workshop and reservations are not required. Visit our website for a complete listing of History Saturday and other cemetery activities and events at: or call 541 826-9939 with questions.

Garden of the Month
by Kay Faught
My Neighbor's Garden
his month, I had the opportunity to view what I think is one of Jacksonville's most beautiful and truly classic “evergreen and perennial” gardens—Robert Lewis and Robert Higgins’ home on South Oregon Street, the Herman Helms House. Bob and Robert not only have a lovely restored historic home, but a garden that showcases what every wonderful garden should have: movement, structure, texture, views, water and sound. And, they all come together in a world of serene beauty. Bob (the gardener of the two) and Robert (the good eye for shape), bought the home on a business trip 13 years ago. They had no intention of coming here but three days after their visit, had purchased the home. The renovation began and they converted the “Classical Victorian” house to a rich remodel. They added a large kitchen and a glorious sun porch with views to the entire back garden. Sitting in the sunroom, you see a beautiful mix of stone walls, walkways, trees, and a flowing stair-stepped waterfall cascading gently over moss rocks to the pond below. A singing cacophony of birds fills the feeders grouped in the sun. Above the pond is a beautiful weeping birch, naturally cascading to allow light into the areas beyond. That scene was a highlight of the garden for me, but there was SO much more. It is not a garden easily captured here! Bob explained that the original garden was somewhat like the interior of the house, “With a little bit of everything.” There were stone walls, railroad ties, pebbles, brick, lattice fencing, and according to Bob, “Just too much texture!” The first thing to go was the sunken hot tub and gazebo on the back rock patio. Retaining the rock patio, they added an Artisan iron arbor, now gracefully holding winter jasmine. Focusing on continuity, a landscaper converted all the retaining walls to Oregon Moss stone. Three cascading falls were added to spill into the pond with the weeping birch placed at the top. As the back rises about ten steps to the top of the waterfall and the next level of the garden, a walkway continues along the top of the waterfall that goes by Bob's rose garden, which replaced the old “perennial garden.” I have always read that a garden should have a surprise around each corner. In truth, that is a very difficult art to master naturally, but Bob has done it with grace. The Oregon Street side of the garden (the front) has a giant black walnut that had to have a “well” created around it, preserving the tree once buried in high beds. From the patio, you walk up rock wall steps onto a narrow cement path leading around that bed. Large pots of towering container bamboo are in view as you step up into the bed filled with Hostas, ferns, hellebores and twisted vine climbing up an old steepled bird house. The path follows the front fence, covered with climbing hydrangea that creates privacy along the walk. It leads to the “well” around the walnut tree and takes you to the corner back of the tree! It is a world of its own and not expected in such a small space. In that corner, tucked in and out of the iron fencing, white
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bleeding heart contrasts against the green and creates a “hidden surprise. White is found everywhere and in Bob's words, “If a nursery plant is white or yellow, it comes home!” The path continues down the side fence with mounted pots of ivy, and leads through azaleas, Mughos and tall cedar “soldiers” escorting you. From that point, looking down into the patio, it seems a new garden! Light glistens on the pond and plays off the bright chartreuse lime cedars tucked in pots on the steps. What amazed me in this garden is the way the plants, trees and shades of green seemed to be placed to allow light to come and go and to enhance! Positioning of everything allowed views of the garden, no matter where you stood. The pond, at the center, has a different appearance from every spot in the garden. From above, you look down through the base of the weeping birch as it shelters candy tuft and vinca ground cover but still permits a “see-through” peak to the lower patio and the potted specimens on the stone stairs. Every vantage point of the garden seems “framed” to consider what view was beyond, creating and enlarging the garden. You see “more” of the same garden at every turn, but with new perspective and lighting. Walking up the property, more steps take you past a patio edged with rows of pink and white peonies, and a magnificent potted yellow magnolia, then through a gate to the back lot. Once in weeds, 3 years ago, they converted the back. They edged the street side with more of the Artisan filial-topped iron fencing (a signature of their property!). On advice from an arborist, they carved wide beds around their huge multitrunked maples, allowing them to become the focus. The unusual 5-6 trunks per tree specimens were allowed to breath and “show,” and show they do! The back lawn lays a deep green pallet beneath the immense white trunks that seem to own the history of the years. Around the beds, they have added shrubs and planting that soften the park but lets the trees command. A sitting area in the back is already in-place for relaxing with a glass of wine and that is the part Robert enjoys... as he doesn't like gardening. “But I like deadheading,” he says, going along with his fastidious need to keep it tidy. “And I love the pond and the birds,” he adds. Bob's one garden tip (as he is the obvious gardener) is “Shamelessly overplant, I hate bare dirt...” Based on what I saw, this sounds like sage advice! Now if I could just figure out HOW he does that! He also loves pulling weeds! “Immediate and gratifying,” he says. His favorite time in the garden is in the evening, with a glass of wine, or morning with coffee, to just see how everything is growing and to watch the seasons and light change. “I'm more taken with light than color…the sun and the shadows… if it is green, I’m happy.” I am too! Kay is the owner of Blue Door Garden Store, located at 155 N Third St. Specializing in paraphernalia for the home gardener; she carries garden gifts, decor and a wide variety of pots, tools, gloves, and organic product.

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Focus on the Farm
by Pamela Sasseen, Hanley Farm Volunteer
id you attend the farm's Fifth Annual Heirloom Plant Sale? Let me tell you, it seemed like the entire population of Medford, Jacksonville, Central Point, and points beyond made it! We had so many enthusiastic gardeners, that a rumor started within the first hour that we were already sold out! Fortunately, that wasn't the case. About that time, it was apparent that we needed to man the parking lot to provide entry and exit guidance. Well, in my naivety, I volunteered to help. Those of you who were among the early arrivals, the maniac you saw waving her arms about in a seemingly hysterical manner was, you got it, me. What a day. It was was perfect! Visitors had their pick of tomatoes, peppers, melons, squash, cucumbers, herbs, native ornamental trees and shrubs, citrus trees, fig trees, grapes, and an eclectic selection of flowers. I'm not sure who won the raffle, but whomever did is enjoying a decorative, garden Doe. All 150 pounds of her. It was adorable and looked so real! My husband and I picked her up at "In Thee Garden," a branch of the Southern Oregon Nursery on Pacific Highway, a couple of days prior to the sale. Doug, my hubby, delivered it to the farm, where it was stored under the pavilion until the sale. We have many enthusiastic volunteers at the farm, one of whom was walking past the pavilion when he noticed the Doe. Well, he saw it and, so I've been told, exclaimed, "I've got to get my camera! There's this Doe sleeping under the pavilion I've got to get a picture of!" No one had the heart to tell him it wasn't real. Have you heard about the Southern Oregon Historical Society joining with Central Point to provide community gardening plots? I was strolling about and got to talking with this young couple who were at the farm to take a look at the plots cultivated by Central Point citizens. This type of gardening is perfect for people who want to grow and enjoy fresh flowers and/or produce, but just don't have the room to grow the crop. Hanley Farm provides the land, and Central Point supplies the administration and water supply. You might want to contact the Central Point Parks and Recreation Department to learn more about this exciting gardening adventure. Call 6643321, ext. 232, and they'll be able to to answer any questions you may have.

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uncturevine (Tribulus terrestris), aka goathead, has been a problem weed in many locations for a long time, but I can only remember seeing it for the first time in Southern Oregon about 10 years ago. This is a plant that we should all be aware of, and do everything we can to get rid of. Puncturevine is a tap-rooted annual, with small, 5-petaled yellow flowers, and small, hairy opposite leaves. Its tendrils can reach 10’ in length! It produces thorned seeds, which when mature will split into smaller segments. The thorns dry to iron hardness, and can be transported in tires, feet, shoes, etc. Here are a few tips that may help you recognize and eradicate this pest from your property: 1. Learn to recognize this plant early. Most plants grow to maturity, produce flowers and seeds, then die. This plant starts producing seeds almost immediately after germination! Recognizing it and killing it before seed production is crucial in gaining control. The midvein on the seedling leaves is a clear indicator that you’re dealing with the right villain. 2. Use the right tool at the right time. At seedling stage, this plant can be easily controlled by cutting the taproot, spraying, burning, even pouring boiling water on it! Once it starts producing seeds, those methods no longer apply. The only method for true control now is to sever the taproot, and bag the plant. Here’s why—you can spray the plant and kill it, but the seeds will still remain on the ground, and will still germinate! You’ve killed one plant, but 1,000’s will grow in the years to come! Complete removal is the only way to control the plant once seeds are produced, and I’ve seen plants as small as silver dollars producing seed! 3. If the plants you’re dealing with have produced seed, for Pete’s sake, don’t drive there! If and when it’s
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We have so many exciting events planned! Let's start with June: Children's Heritage Fair, June 2nd: We invite you and your family to attend the Children's Heritage Fair from 11am to 4pm. Your children will have the opportunity to explore history from a child's point of view! They'll enjoy hands-on activities and experience life as a pioneer on the Oregon Trail. Children's admission fee is $4.00, adults are free! Call 541-773-6536, or go to the SOHS website for more information. Hanley Farmhouse Tour, June 2: Go back in time and tour the farmhouse. From 11am to 3pm, plan to include in your day a tour of the Hanley farmhouse. Picnic at Hanley Farm! Sunday, June 3: and every Sunday through September 30, 11am to 3pm, pack a picnic and come out to Hanley Farm. Enjoy the peace, relax in the farm's rolling lawns and unique plantings. After your picnic, take a selfguided tour of the farm, or play some oldfashioned games! Hanley Farm volunteers will be available to answer any questions you may have. Donations appreciated! Dine at the Farm and experience our dinner series "Origins: A Discovery of Place:" We're very excited about our "Origins: A Discovery of Place" series of dinners and talks planned for this summer. (Please see article below.)We invite you to attend our first event, June 30, 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Our guest speaker, Jeff LaLande, of Southern Oregon University, will talk about "The State of Jefferson Movement: 160 Years in Search of a Separate Identity." Your meal will be prepared by Jacksonville's amazing master of cuisine, Chef Kristen Lyon, using local produce from Hanley Farm and other local farmer-participants in the Jacksonville Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Join us June 30, 5:30pm, for a fun, informative evening! $75 per person (SOHS members pay $55 per person); includes meal, chef selected regional wines, and "The State of Jefferson Movement" presented by Jeff LaLande. For more information about Hanley Farm or upcoming events, call us at 541-773-2675; e-mail us at; visit us online at; or check out our Hanley Farm Facebook page! Hanley Farm, owned and operated by the Southern Oregon Historical Society, is located at 1053 Hanley Road, between Jacksonville and Central Point.


safe, get the propane burner out and scorch the area. Even if you don’t kill the seeds, you’ll burn off the spines, thereby removing its method of transportation. Be sure to check with the fire department first! 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. 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 5th 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. For more information on this event, please call 541-7764270 x: 3 or Questions–please give me a call at 3262549, or email to 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.

Origins Dinner Series Explores Local 'Terroir'
Terroir: The conditions under which a food is grown that gives it its unique characteristics. From the French, the literal translation to English is usually “soil” or “land,” and most often used in association with wine grapes. However, “terroir” deserves reflection in a broader sense and consideration for how soil and the history of a place intertwine to give area food its own unique flavor. The Southern Oregon Historical Society is presenting a summer dinner series designed to explore this question. "Origins: A Discovery of Place" is a series of four dinners presented at Hanley Farm, designed to create a deeper understanding of the place in which we live. Your dinner guides will include a chef, a farmer, a museum curator, and an historian, all lending their expertise to an aspect of the evening. Chef Kristen Lyon will use organic, locally-procured foods to create an elegant, multicourse meal. The Jacksonville CSA will harvest produce from the soil at Hanley Farm to supply the dinners, so that much of the food served will be grown on-site. Museum curator Tina Reuwsaat will select objects from the SOHS collection, based on the theme of the evening, to display prior to the meal. Rounding out the team, noted local historians will give talks during the meal itself, each focusing on a specific Southern Oregon history topic. The Origins dinners will be arranged to explore important events and people of the Rogue Valley, stepping back further in time with each one. Dates for the upcoming dinners are: June 30th, August 4th, September 1st and September 29th. In addition, there will be a fundraiser dinner/auction for SOHS at Hanley Farm on the evening of Friday July 13th, also featuring dishes prepared by Chef Kristen Lyon using produce grown at the farm. The first Origins dinner on Saturday, June 30th will be an examination of the history of the State of Jefferson movement, with historian Dr. Jeff LaLande. The dinner will be a five course meal with wine pairings, beginning at 5:30pm with a cocktail hour and artifact viewing. Price per ticket is $75, and a $20 discount will be offered for SOHS members. Non-members wishing to take advantage of the discounted prices throughout the series and at other SOHS events throughout the year may join at the $35 individual level or $50 family level. Seating is limited, so reserve your space early. Reservations can be made either through the SOHS website ( or by calling 541-773-6536 Ext.1002. The Origins dinners promise to be evenings of elegant food and compelling history under the canopy of Hanley Farm’s ancient walnut trees. Please join us.

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 Faye Haynes at 541-899-5996.

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What’s a Good Palate?
ou’ve heard it many times when someone is speaking of wines— "He has a good palate," they say. And how many of us ever ask what that means? We assumed it was something special and wondered if we’d ever get one. Or maybe we even figured we had a "palate" but weren’t sure if it was "good." What an intimidating thought. Especially when we hear recommendations like, "the way to choose wines is to find a critic whose palate matches your own—then you can trust their recommendations." This is how you’re supposed to avoid screwingup and choosing the wrong wine? Your palate.... Does the critic's palate match mine? I need to calibrate against critics so I can pick one that can tell me what I'll want to drink. Hogwash. OK, now that I’ve gotten myself out on that limb, hand me the saw. This is going to get controversial. Let’s start at the beginning and figure out what a "good palate" means. Then we’ll want to know if we even need one and then, if we decide we do need one, we’ll move on to figure out how to go about developing one. A logical sequence, right? That’s a lot for one short column so we surely won’t get through it all today. At least though we’ll be able to figure out just what it means to have a good palate. We’ll just have to save the rest of the topic for another day. So, what does a good palate mean? Walk up to someone you think knows about wines and ask them. Their kneejerk reaction will be to tell you a good palate is about being able to taste all those flavors we use when we describe a wine. "This wine has a taste of currants with just a hint of mint and the dust of a country


road under a noonday sun." A game of, "I can taste more things in wines than you can." He who can taste the most things in the wine must have the best palate, right? More hogwash. Well then, maybe a good palate isn’t about how many things you can recognize but about being able to taste the same things in a given wine as the renowned critic does? The critic said there was apricot jam in there so I should be able to taste it if I have a good palate. Nope, that isn’t it either. "OK smarty pants, then what is a good palate," you ask? In a nutshell, a good palate means I can tell you which wine is more acidic. I can tell you which wine is more tannic. I can tell you which wine is more aligned with its varietal character. I can understand the CHARACTER of the wine. "Why would I want to do that," you ask? Because if you can’t tell an acid from a tannin or gauge the level of acids in a wine you have no hope of figuring out what foods that wine would work with and that’s a shame because wine is a drink for food. Without being able to understand the major characteristics of a wine, you’re reduced to some "do you like it" criteria. A populist crutch idea to make lazy tasters feel like they don’t need to know anything else about a wine—but we all know that we might like both bananas and steak but we know we’d rather eat baked potatoes with our steak. "Like," even if it somehow matches up to the "right" wines, those wines the critics give high points or medals to, has nothing to do with a good palate. It can even be counterproductive and give the impression that the person must have, by

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On Sunday, July 15 from 2:006:00pm, Bybee’s Historic Inn at 883 Old Stage Road will host a fundraiser benefiting Hearts With A Mission and Campus Life. All proceeds support programs for at-risk youth in the community. Tickets are $5 for adults and $1 for children and include food and entertainment, including live bands, singers, dancers and more! The drawing will be at the event on July 15th. Please call Tina at Bybee's Historic Inn at 541-899-0105 for more information about the drawing and event. Carefree Buffalo of Jacksonville is organizing a free drawing for a some unknown but happy circumstance, developed a good palate. They quit any further progress with a false glow of achievement. Too bad. So here are the fundamental characteristics you need to be able to recognize and rank (be able to recognize which wine has more and which wine has less) when you taste a wine. They are 1) acid, 2) tannin, 3) texture, 4) nose and 5) flavor intensity. This is something worth working towards. When you can recognize these, you’ll understand the character of the wine. You’ll have developed a good palate. You may not always be able to identify the wine varietal (guess what, most wine professionals can’t do that blind more than about half the time) and you are unlikely to be able to identify the vintage, Chateau and vineyard the wine came from (a circus trick that has nothing to do with having a good palate). But you’ll be able to put “Jacksonville Package,” including high-value donation items from local merchants. Raffle tickets may be purchased in Jacksonville at various locations including Carefree Buffalo at 130 W. California Street. So far, the following Jacksonville merchants have donated items for the drawing: The Jacksonville Mercantile, Pot Rack Kitchen Store, Daisy Creek Winery, Good Bean Coffee Company, Caprice Vineyards, Ashland Partners and Ray's Market. J’Ville merchants wishing to add items to the prize package may call Carefree Buffalo at 541-899-0125. together wines and foods without trying to memorize a book of "this goes with that" often put together by people of questionable palates anyway. You’ll be able to trust your own palate—and that’s an achievement worth some effort. Well, as I feared at the beginning, we’ve just begun to cover the topic. We haven’t even begun to figure out how to develop that good palate—but at least now we know what it is we’re shooting for. We’ll just have to wait for another day to learn how to get there. In the meantime, get out and taste a lot of wines. C’mon out to the Applegate and while you’re out here, I invite you to visit me at Cricket Hill—I’m always ready to talk about wines! Duane Bowman is a Director of Applegate Valley Oregon Vintners Association and winemaker at Cricket Hill Winery located at the 2 mile marker on Little Applegate Rd. Find him at or email

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Elementary Publishing House published the school’s 2011-2012 Student Anthology. Copies of this hardback, professionallybound book were presented to the school library and to each classroom. Every student at Jacksonville is a published author! On May 8th, we hosted the second annual Jacksonville Elementary Writers’ Festival. This was a school-wide event. The evening opened with book signings and browsing of over 400 pieces of displayed writing. Then, Judy Sierra, a New York Times best-selling author of over 30 children’s books including Wild About Books and Zoozical, delivered a keynote address. Next, students broke into small, multi-grade discussion sessions. 16 volunteers, including authors, publishers, educators, columnists and journalists, served as discussion group mentors during the event. The mentors shared their writing experiences with students and facilitated a positive discussion of each student’s favorite piece of writing. Thank you so much to Ryan Bernard, Larry Butler, Mary Ann Carlson, Steve Carlson, Marion Denard, Terry Erdmann, Adam Haynes, Michelle Hensman, Mary Lou Kranenburg, Anne McAlpin, Sue McCandless, Kathie Olsen, Linda Otto, Whitman Parker, Joy Tayler and Cheryl von Tress for sharing your writing talents and inspiring our young authors. Also in May, under the direction of music teacher, Wendi Stanek, and sixthgrade teacher, Jim Finnegan, fourth through sixth-grade students performed the musical Disney’s Aristocrats Kids on the Britt Stage. Numerous schools traveled to Jacksonville to watch a matinee performance, and the entire community attended an evening performance on May 24th. Congratulations to our talented students! We have met some challenges this year. In the fall, several parents addressed the school board concerned about over-crowded classrooms. Fortunately their concerns were validated, and an additional teacher was hired. In January, our students spent their recesses watching their playground being dismantled after it was deemed unsafe. Under the invaluable guidance of Sandy Metwally, a new playground proposal was developed and approved. A wide variety of fund-raising activities ensued. Through multiple grants, private family donations, corporate donations, in-kind donations, a spaghetti dinner and tricky tray raffle, bottle and can drives, penny collections, student-made jewelry sales, popcorn sales, pizza promotions and the like, the community of Jacksonville has raised $151,000 of the needed $165,000 to make our new, safe playground a possibility. We are pleased to announce a recent donation of $10,000 from the Oregon Community Foundation. We need

June 2012

Family Views
by Michelle Hensman
Date Night!
couldn’t believe we were doing it! I tried to remember the last time we let ourselves go; we were like teenagers! It felt exhilarating, surreal, like a dream…even a bit naughty! Somewhere, far away I heard a faint little voice trying to call me back to my senses. My body tensed as hesitation overcame me. I felt a warm tickle at my ear, “This is our night!” My breath quickened to meet the demanding pace of my heart. Adrenaline began to rush through my veins as my husband pushed me out the front door. He clasped his hand hard around mine as we both heard that same little voice, this time not so faint, “MOM! Where are you going? When will you be home? Can I stay up late?” It was date night! We were a couple out on the town! A night out in fabulous downtown Jacksonville! It was kidless and it was going to be magical! We relished in the euphoric freedom as we ordered drinks on the patio of the Jacksonville Inn Restaurant. Grinning stupidly, we nurtured the embers between us as we attempted to be flirty. We were seeing one another for the first time in what felt like years. Fearing our night might be stolen from us at any moment, due to an unexpected fever, pesky cough, unruly behavior or a clumsy fall we savored every moment. My husband maintained eye contact with me as he took long sips of his beer; I reciprocated the sentiment as I nibbled on the appetizer. Refusing to be shaken by the sounds of a discontented toddler at a nearby table, I held his gaze. I began to waver and reached for my napkin; which seemed to cool the spark between us, “I forgot to tell you, Liam wants to do camp this summer.” We establish the financial and logistical plan for the camp and proceeded to reminisce over how big our oldest is getting, “Soon he’ll be off to college, not just away at summer camp!” $14,000 more to finalize the project, which would begin construction this summer. The Jacksonville Elementary School playground is the largest public park in Jacksonville. (In at press-time: A $10k Cow Creek Foundation donation grant came in.) If you are interested in contributing to this project, please contact Sandy Metwally at No amount is insignificant, and your generosity is greatly appreciated.

t has been an incredible year at Jacksonville Elementary School! Our talented students experienced a multitude of enriching activities throughout the school year. Last fall, students, teachers, and families kickedoff the year with a foot race, raising money for the PTO in our annual Jog-A-Thon. Mandarin Chinese Club resumed. Throughout the year, via videoconferencing technology, 22 students received live, interactive instruction during this class. This was an amazing opportunity for our students. In October, The PTO sponsored a community-wide Harvest Carnival. 2012 began with our annual Science Fair. Kindergarten through sixth-grade students displayed a variety of scientific experiments, observations and collections at this event. Many thanks to teacher Erica Reeves for organizing a handson, microscope exhibit for students and families to enjoy. Next, the PTO sponsored the stunning Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) schoolwide assembly “Gollyology” as well as OMSI classroom programs for third, fourth and fifth-grades. In February, roughly 20 percent of our student body performed in Jacksonville Elementary School’s annual Talent Show! With the help of teacher Kandice Rossi and music teacher Wendi Stanek, students felt the thrill of a cheering audience as they performed their various talents! March marked the culmination of the PTO sponsored Art Program with the Jacksonville Elementary School Student Art Exhibition. Throughout the school year, every student had an opportunity to study the work of master artists such as Jackson Pollock, Vincent Van Gogh, Andy Warhol and Eric Carle. Students learned the methods and inspiration of these artists and then created their own artwork, which was showcased at the Art Exhibition. Jacksonville’s Art Program is entirely supported by the PTO and is taught by parent volunteers. Thank you so much to Program Coordinator Jessicca Haynes and Exhibition Coordinator Christin Sherbourne for all of their hard work. Our PTO hosted the Oregon Coast Aquarium in April. Students were treated to interactive assemblies featuring the shark exhibitions: “Shark Shenanigans” and “Sense-ational Sharks.” In May, the PTO-sponsored Jacksonville



After a deep breath my husband sets a rule for the remainder of the night, “No more kid talk!” He closes his eyes and when he opens them the spark between us returns. Sexy, silent staring resumes over a seriously satisfying meal. Once the dinner plates are removed, I notice the discontented toddler has been replaced by an adorable six-month-old little girl, with a giant pink polk-a-dot bow. Blessed with boys my observant husband immediately knew how much of a distraction this little darling would be for me and quickly suggested we switch seats. As we play musical chairs the spark must have flown to another table and my husband breaks his own rule, “Oh! Nolan was invited to a birthday party tomorrow.” For the next few minutes we discuss Nolan’s social life and diverse friend pool. The spark returns when the desert arrives. Unable to put a dent in the enormous cake we ask the waiter to wrap it up for the kids that we’re not supposed to talk about. We make our way, hand in hand, to the Britt grounds and locate a perfectly romantic viewing spot. I settle in as my husband opens the bottle we just picked up from South Stage Cellars. Half-way through our first glass of Serendipity a bouncy ball flies past us followed by three kids in pursuit. We look at one another tenderly and smile. I say, “We should have brought the boys.” My husband replies, “Yeah, I really miss them, too.” I ask, “Should we make it an early night?” My husband raises an eyebrow, “Do you not remember the lost baseball glove fiasco, the melt-down over the neighbor kid, the incessant whining and back chatting?” I nodded in recollection and agreement, “Right, I’m never going back there!” We were the last people to leave Britt that night!

The PTO works hard to support enriching, educational opportunities for the children of Jacksonville. It is important that our school reflects the rich and unique qualities and opportunities found in this community. Our school’s strong tradition of excellence springs from the support of many. Thank you to our principal, Rick Snyder, teachers and to the countless volunteers and donors who contribute their time and talents to Jacksonville Elementary School.

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Soul Matters
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Joyfull Living
by Louise Lavergne
Breathing Your Way to Better Digestion

wo weeks ago my daughter and I get everything done before I lie under had a nasty little tumble from my the tree. I can too easily fall prey to the bicycle, which plopped us rudely Martha Stewart-borne sickness, the “if onto Third Street and left us battered and you have time to sit down, you have time bruised. Being five, Sophia recovered at to crochet a rug” sort of insanity. the speed of light. Being some decades But the crash brought me, once again, past five, I am still purple and in pain. back to earth—literally. Suddenly, making As with all trauma, pain offers the dinner and writing agents and getting my assistance and blessing of causing one’s article written gave way to lying under world to become incredibly small: all the the tree and experiencing the sacred. details and to-do lists evaporate and life How very nice. Despite—or because slows to a centered simplicity, as in “let’s see of—a throbbing shoulder, Life revealed a if I can manage to lie down without crying.” wholly (holy) wondrous experience, one I It was in just such a state of limitation might easily have missed. that I lay down under our century-old Sacred is related to holy, which has apple tree on a recent, glorious, May roots in the meaning “that which must afternoon. The breeze was soft, the be preserved whole or in tact.” The rich, green leaves sacredness of Life of the tree giving “Recognizing the sacred begins, quite is destroyed when way to geometric simply, when we are interested in we separate matter patterns of blue and spirit and begin every detail of our lives.” sky. I listened to to treat them as two ~Chogyam Trungpa see how many distinct things, worse different bird still when we begin songs I could discern and watched our to value the former over the latter. resident titmouse swoop down onto a “Miracles,” the recognition of the sacred branch, caterpillar in beak, eying me in everyday life, occur when we turn our carefully before darting into the hole interest and attention to the here and now, from which persistent cries of invisible when we shift our values. (Good-bye, babies emerged. Martha, Hello, Buddha.) If we get thrown It was a strange juxtaposition to be off our bikes enough, the overvaluation in such pain and simultaneously so of efficiency and activity can give way enraptured by the beauty around me. I to attention and interest, creating the figured there must foundation for a be a column in this, meaningful life. “Life is a banquet and most poor and thought about I’m talking about suckers are starving to death.” titling it “In praise reversing the four ~Mame of indolence,” hundred year old because I always Cartesian philosophy want to write something witty and acerbic that created a dualistic world—a world even though I know it will end up being split into neat and definable categories somehow more serious and thoughtful. of “science” and “spirit, ” a world that But indolence did not create this lost it’s wonder and lost it’s soul, and experience of wonder: the bike accident reunifying it, reanimating the world did, in a roundabout way. It was a Zen (anima=soul) and the imagination. slap, instantly refocusing and awakening The sacred is here whether or not we me to truth. “Beauty is truth, truth choose to appreciate it. Miracles abound; beauty. That is all ye know on Earth, and seeing them is really a matter of interest. all ye need to know.” All you need is to have your eight-yearI already spend much of my time old ask you how particles make you appreciating the beauty around me, and grow, or to watch a titmouse in an apple much of my time thinking about the tree to realize that it’s all miraculous essence of things. But, true to human and that you really can’t explain it. form, I can easily become derailed by Furthermore, you don’t need or want to details: what I’ll make explain it; you just want to appreciate it. for dinner, the article And that’s when a bruised shoulder, or a that’s due tomorrow, broken life, becomes whole again. money, health, clients... Kate Ingram, M.A., is a writer, therapist the usual litany of the and life coach. She can be reached through her mundane. My engrained website, See ad pattern of default is to this page.


hen it comes to food, it is not just taking into account what we eat but how we eat. The American College of Gastroenterology estimates that 60 million people—1 in 4 Americans—suffer at least once a month from heartburn. Better breathing improves digestion and a healthy digestive system is a very important part of our physical and mental well-being. The science of yoga offers us effective techniques designed specifically to improve both. Breathing is a big part of the digestive process and can help alleviate many common digestive disorders, like indigestion, heartburn, etc. One of the best compliments I received many years ago was from a 78-year-old student. Frieda was a fit woman, tennis player and golfer. She was coming to my classes 2 to 3 times a week. “I have to tell you,” she said “that since I’ve been taking your classes I feel better than I ever have AND I haven’t been constipated.” Understanding our digestive system can help us appreciate the hard work our body has to do and how we can help, starting with chewing. It is so important to take time to chew properly because saliva gets mixed with the food to begin digestion. Eating in a rush, “washing food down” to save time and eating too fast, is the most common cause of indigestion. From the stomach, food continues to break down and the better the food is chewed the easier it is for the stomach. Then it travels to the small intestine. This area is responsible for the absorption and assimilation of the digested matter into the blood stream. Then in the lower tract area, if the food is broken down enough at this stage, the ileocecal valve automatically opens for food to travel to the large intestine. From the intestines the food juices go to the liver, waste passes over to the large intestine where the water is absorbed and the waste is thrown out by defecation. The liver sends the nutrients to the heart. The excess liquid waste is sent to the kidneys. The kidneys purify it and send the uric acid to the bladder, then out in the form of urine. If we are stressed, upset, or tense these organs don’t perform well and can be the cause of problems like constipation, diarrhea, colitis, etc. One of the things breathing can do is create a more relaxed environment to improve the functionality of all organs and ease the digestion, so we can avoid the need for antacids. It takes a lot of energy for our body to accomplish this process, especially when we


eat too much or hard-to-digest foods, like fatty meats, heavy carbs, saturated fat and processed food with preservatives, because these are hard to break down. That is why we get sleepy after a big meal. Our mental performance also often decreases after we eat but Digestive Breathing can help. Digestive Breathing Also Improves Brain Function After Eating One way to create a relaxed abdominal area is to practice long deep belly breathing before and after we eat. Here is a great exercise for after eating—Digestive Breathing which is great for any time especially bedtime. • To start, lie down...relax the whole your hands on your belly, let your inhale push your hands into the belly, allowing the interior of the stomach to relax.. do about 11 breaths. Make friends with your belly. Let go of judgments. Accept yourself as you are in this moment. (this can be done sitting as an exercise on its own.) • Turn to the left side gently...fold the knees… place your left hand under the head…right hand on the right leg… adjust your posture to be comfortable. • Lying in this position, inhale & exhale 21 times consciously & count the numbers mentally…. When on the left side, the stomach gets compressed to the floor & internal massage is happening inside the abdomen helping digestion because of the ‘C’ shape of the stomach. • Come onto your back with legs stretched out… place your hands on your belly again, inhale your hands up and exhale, relax the hands back down by your side, mentally count 21 breaths • Turn to the right side with knees in as you did on the left & repeat the breathing 21 times... • Gently turn back to the left side & breathe 7 times. • Slowly sit up. Making healthy food choices combined with a relaxed environment is the best way to help our bodies do their job efficiently. On June 23 we are kicking-off our first JoyFull Living dinner with Chef Kristen Lyon. Learning how to prepare and enjoy food everyday in a more Joy-Full way. Remember, breathe in joy, live in gratitude. © 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.; 541-899-0707.

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hen it comes to landscaping, nothing puts the finishing touches on a tidy garden or yard like a power lawn trimmer. Trimmers are the second most popular lawn implement, behind the lawn mower, with gardeners and homeowners. Unfortunately, these nylon lawn trimmers are now the fifth leading cause of penetrating eye injuries. Each year, trimmers alone cause more than 1,500 eye injuries. Operating at speeds up to 8500 revolutions per minute, these trimmers spin off tiny fragments of the nylon line, which can enter the eye along with dirt and grass debris. The result: corneal lacerations and fungal infections severe enough to threaten sight. The American Optometric Association offers these other suggestions to help prevent eye injuries in the home garden environment: • Wear wrap-around safety goggles, made of polycarbonate—the strongest lens material available. Don’t rely on ordinary prescription glasses for eye safety. Although they are impact-resistant, they are not safety eyewear. In addition, chemical or spray dust can get around the sides easily and into the eyes. • Wear sunglasses that block 99-100 percent of the sun’s UV-A and UV-B ultraviolet radiation and screen out 75 to 90 percent of light. Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet light over time can cause


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cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, which are potentially blinding. Wide-brimmed caps and hats can only eliminate about 50 percent of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. • Cover the sharp tips of bamboo or metal stakes (often used for tomato or climbing plants) with plastic wire nuts to prevent an accidental puncture wound. If an eye injury occurs, apply these emergency care procedures and then seek treatment immediately at a hospital emergency room. • For chemical splashes, flood the eye non-stop with low-pressure water for 15 minutes to dilute or remove the chemical. • For blows to the eye, apply cold compresses for 15 minutes. • Never wash an eye that is cut or punctured. Bandage it lightly and go to the hospital. • If an object is stuck in the eye, leave it there and seek treatment at the hospital. • For foreign material in the eye, don’t rub. Lift the upper eyelid outward and pull it down over the lower lashes. This will cause tears, which can flush the foreign matter out. If not, seek the treatment at the hospital. Last but not least, remember to have an eye examination every year or two. Protect your eyes today so that you can enjoy the beauty of your landscape for years to come.

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Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in the United States, and the most preventable cause of death other than accidents. More than 80 percent of heart disease can be prevented through targeting risk factors such as smoking, diabetes, elevated cholesterol and high blood pressure. We asked the cardiologists at Providence Medical GroupCardiology to tell us the most important step to minimizing your risk factors and they said: Know your numbers. Your cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index numbers are important in measuring your level of risk for heart disease, diabetes and stroke. In fact, knowing these simple numbers could save your life. These days we hear a lot about cholesterol. Good or bad, how can you tell? James Cook, M.D. explains, “A healthy number for total cholesterol is less than 200. Your risk factors increase when total cholesterol is between 201 and 239, with even greater risk above 240.” “In addition to the total cholesterol numbers,” Dr. Cook continues, “you need to be aware of your LDL and HDL numbers. LDL can be thought of as ‘lousy’ cholesterol, and for most people should be less than 100. For patients with documented coronary artery disease, this number should be below 70. Your HDL on the other hand, is referred to as ‘healthy’ cholesterol because high levels can actually lower your risk of heart disease. Aim for an HDL number of 40 for men, 50 for women, and ideally above 60 to reduce cardiac risk.” Keeping an eye on your blood pressure is another key to good heart health. “High blood pressure weakens and damages the arteries, increasing your risk for heart disease and stroke,” advises Christopher Cannon, M.D. “It’s especially dangerous because it often has no warning signs or symptoms.” Blood pressure is typically recorded as two numbers, written as a ratio. Systolic, the top number, measures the pressure in the arteries when the heart beats. It is usually the higher of the two numbers. Diastolic is the bottom number, which measures the pressure in the arteries

between heartbeats. “A healthy blood pressure reading would have systolic less than 120 and diastolic less than 80,” explains Dr. Cannon. “For example, you may hear your provider tell you your blood pressure is 117 over 76, which are good numbers. When your reading exceeds the normal range, we watch you more closely and do what we can to bring those numbers down. A systolic blood pressure consistently over 140 is considered hypertension and needs aggressive diet and lifestyle changes, and sometimes medication.” In addition to knowing your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, it’s important to monitor your triglycerides and blood sugar. Triglycerides are a type of fat in your blood; having a high level (greater than 150) can increase your risk of heart disease. Blood sugar refers to the amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood. Glucose is the main source of energy used by the body, which is tempered by insulin. Blood sugar levels greater than 100 could indicate a pre-diabetic condition. “People with diabetes have a three times higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease,” says Melike Arslan, M.D. “Last but not least is weight,” Dr. Arslan concludes. “Keeping your weight in check is very important for your cardiovascular health. For instance, women should have a waist measurement less than 35 inches and men less than 40 inches. Both should aim for a body mass index between 19 and 24. A BMI greater than 25 increases your risk of heart disease.” Knowing your numbers is an important first step. Providence cardiologists advise that you can prevent or manage heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and diabetes by adopting these good-for-you habits: If you smoke, stop; exercise 30 to 60 minutes at least three times a week; eat more fresh and unprocessed food; maintain a healthy weight; and get regular checkups. If you still have questions, ask your doctor, or call Providence Medical Group-Cardiology at 541-732-7850.

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Singer-Songwriter Christina Duane Headlines Applegate Valley Days Concert
Editor's Note: Applegate Valley Days is a 2-day event sponsored by the Greater Applegate Community Development Corporation (GACDC). This family-oriented festival is the first of many annual events that will celebrate the unique culture of Applegate Valley. Among the many different happenings (tri-tip BBQ, food vendors, wine & beer tasting, farmers market, arts & crafts, historical displays, kids events, dog agility demonstrations, athletic competitions, etc.), is a concert produced by Applegate's own singer/songwriter Christina Duane. Christina’s Oregon songs are featured on her last CD “Oh Oregon, Songs of Oregon." You can link to Christina's website and learn more about the festival by visiting the Applegate Valley Days website: This interview was done as she prepares for the big event on Saturday June 23rd at Cantrall-Buckley Park on Hamilton Road in Ruch. Music for the festival will begin at 11:00am in Area 'C' down by the river. There will be performances throughout the day. The main concert will be held at the pavilion in Area 'A' from 4:00-8:00pm. Tickets for the festival and concert may be purchased at the gate or online via the website: JR: When did you arrive in the Applegate "Time Standing Still,” about a bygone era Valley and what attracted you to this area? and rediscovering these amazing places CD: I first arrived in Southern Oregon on the open road. I'm about to release a as a young mother in the early 1980's. My video that features Applegate Store and second of five children was born here in Cafe, Provolt Store, Applegate River Lodge the Rogue Valley. My favorite place in and the people who make these places those early days was Jacksonville and I so special. Historic preservation is very remember bringing my important to little toddler, Jessica, to me—remembrance Bella Union for bread of loved ones, pudding. We also loved gratitude for wading through the generations past, autumn leaves near and the reality of the courthouse and eternity and God's spending time in the love for us are Applegate Valley. In 1984, recurring themes I returned to California in my music. and wrote many songs JR: Who is your about Southern Oregon, greatest influence? including, "Backroads" CD: My greatest Christina Duane and "I Love Oregon." I musical influence returned to Jacksonville in 2005, just in is Judy Collins; the first song I learned time to write "Oh Oregon" and "Sunset on the guitar was "Both Sides Now." I Over Jacksonville" for the 150th birthday just wrote Judy on Facebook to share celebrations. I was happy to be home! my latest song, "I Won't Cry" and sent JR: How would you describe your genre of her links to the new music and thanking music? her for her influence. She responded, CD: My music is a hybrid of many "Christina, I love "I Won't Cry"—let me influences from melodic folk and folk/ know when I can get your new CD—very rock, to Celtic folk infused with country fine writing and I love your singing." Judy and jazz influences. "Sunset Over Collins. After struggling and fighting so Jacksonville" and "Romancing the West" hard to do what I love, it was so special are folk/rock. And then there are Celtic to have my work acknowledged by ballads like "The Heart of Maureen" the person who has been my greatest and "I Won't Cry." Yet, "City of Roses," influence—we are still in touch. featuring Patti Moran McCoy on piano, is JR: How would you describe the Applegate straight-forward jazz. "Top Moon Trader" Valley Days Concert? from my first CD "Velvet Bleu Rhapsody" CD: The Evening concert will begin is a folk/jazz song. at 4:00pm with "Sons of the Oregon JR: Does this area have an effect on your Trail" songs about the West together and music? then the group named Oregon’s most CD: My writing is very influenced by innovative band, “The Fret Drifters," will my "sacred places" and Southern Oregon take the stage fusing brilliant rhythms, is my most sacred place. Everything from and contagious melodies with percussive the type of flora and fauna, the moss and artistry that is amazing and captivating. lichen on the trees, the red smooth bark Then my band and I will perform many of the Madrone, to the smell in the air, the of the songs from the upcoming release grapevines and pear blossoms, and the high including "Romancing the West" which is country granite paths. Most important is the theme song for my 2013 concert tour, the history of the people and their heart and taking concert-goers through two centuries spirit. "The Old Mckee Bridge" is special of Oregon and California history, featuring to me because it is about the people in our many Southern Oregon artists. lives that give us safe passage, just as the JR: How did you select the performers for bridge did for the copper miners. the concert? JR: What is the drive behind your latest CD CD: I wanted multi-generational music release, "Time Standing Still"? that would appeal to families and people CD: I remember as a little girl taking of all ages. It was important that all the country drives with my harmony-singing performers have ties to the Applegate Valley. parents and seeing the old filling stations JR: What do you hope people will and diners—then, years later, seeing them experience from this two-day event? all boarded up as urban sprawl took its CD: People will be coming from all toll on small town America. A few years over to celebrate the beautiful Applegate ago I was standing in front of an old Valley, it’s incredibly-diverse blend of boarded-up diner with a hand-painted wonderful people, its award-winning weathered sign that read "Home Made wines, its culinary offerings, and to hear Pies"... I got back into the car and wrote the original music it inspired. Scott Loyd - Cont'd. from Pg. 9 his new role at Edward Jones. “With the knowledge and expertise of a veteran financial advisor like my dad mentoring and helping me learn the ropes, I’m excited to do great things for the residents of Jacksonville. My family and I feel very fortunate for this opportunity to live and work in such a special place. “Plus,” he adds, “not only does Edward Jones provide the best training in the industry, I get to spend several hours a day discussing financial issues with my dad and learning from a real pro.” Scott admits that leaving a larger city with more opportunity was a risk worth taking. For now, his plans include learning as much as possible in the shortest amount of time while taking time to enjoy family life. “Living and working in Jacksonville offers me and my family the chance to have it all…a great business, a great family life and a wonderful quality of life.”

Meet Your Farmer – Barking Moon Farm
by Linda Davis
Barking Moon Farm is an organic family farm located in the Thompson Creek watershed of the Applegate Valley. The farm is named after the family dog, Luna (moon in Latin). Josh and Melissa, along with their two children, Everett and Ava, grow organic produce on 10 acres of land in the Applegate Valley. Previously, Josh lived in Santa Cruz, California where he obtained a degree in Environmental Studies with an emphasis on ecological restoration. He began working in habitat restoration in Santa Cruz where he met Melissa, who had a degree in Agriculture and worked for the Organic Farming Research Foundation. They leased a house and cultivated a small garden while planning to purchase land where they could grow on a larger scale. Since property was cost prohibitive in California, they began looking elsewhere to realize their dream. Melissa wanted to pursue a graduate degree so the couple drove to Eugene, Oregon to check-out universities. On their way back to California, more they discovered and fell in love with the Applegate online Valley. Melissa went on to obtain a Masters Degree in Environmental Science from the University of Montana, with an emphasis on sustainable food systems and environmental writing, and shortly thereafter, Josh and Melissa bought their farm in the Applegate in 2006. Barking Moon Farm is a fully certified organic farm. Josh, Melissa and their staff of five full-time field workers (and four part-time farmers’ market helpers) produce 200 varieties of certified organic vegetables, flowers, grains and herbs year round. As Melissa and Josh have solidified their farming systems, they have begun experimenting with new crops like scorzonera, black beans, popcorn and flour corn. They also grow strawberries. Josh and Melissa grow some of their vegetables in hoop houses large enough to accommodate a tractor, so they can produce crops at earlier and later parts of the growing season. Barking Moon is certified organic and strives for environmental sustainability. Josh and Melissa practice crop rotation, biological diversity, cover cropping, reduced tillage and use of beneficial insects. They do not use sprays, as even organic ones can destroy beneficial pests, causing the farm to be “out of balance.” Josh and Melissa let certain vegetables go to flower because that process reintroduces “good bugs” into the mix and brings the farm back into balance. Josh and Melissa believe in buying locally and building partnerships with local businesses. They sell salad mix to the Applegate store and cafe and vegetables to My Way Café in Ruch (where they also eat meals). They buy greenhouses and fertilizers from various Oregon establishments. And Josh and Melissa ignore the higher prices of gas and diesel at the Applegate gas station. They buy most of their fuel there to support and thank that local station. Barking Moon Farm is one of 9 farms in the Siskiyou Sustainable Cooperative. The Siskiyou Co-op offers an organic Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program that begins the first week in June and ends in October of every year. If you become a CSA member, your produce will be delivered in a box to a pick-up point near you every week. The Co-op accepts Oregon Trail cards and offers payment plans. You can sign-up to be a member of the Co-op on the website Once a week during the season, the Co-op posts a weekly update on the website which includes recipes, descriptions of what’s in your box and news from the farms. The Coop also hosts a Harvest Festival for members at one of the cooperative farms. There are add-on features that CSA members can purchase including bread, cheese, flowers, beef, pork, rabbits and chickens. This last winter season, Barking Moon Farm offered a winter CSA program to 80 families. This was their third year offering the program to Rogue Valley community members. Each box is delivered biweekly over a three-month winter period (between December and February) and includes many storage crops, root vegetables, greens, and specialty grains like popcorn, black beans and flour corn. They also host a winter brunch for members on the farm as a way to build community during the cold season. You can sign-up to be a member of that program at To enjoy Barking Moon’s organic produce, go to their stand at the Tuesday and Saturday Farmer’s Markets in Ashland, and at the Saturday Farmer’s Market in Grants Pass. Their produce is also sold locally at the Ashland and Medford Co-ops, Tark's Market in Talent, and sometimes Market of Choice and Shop'n Kart stores in Ashland. Many local restaurants and caterers also cook with Barking Farm produce.

ATA – Invites You to Two Hikes in June
The Applegate Trails Association invites you to two hikes in June. The June 2 hike is the beautiful Mule Mountain Roadless Area in the Upper Applegate Valley. We will be hiking into the wild depths of the Mule Creek canyon, through 4 miles of the region’s most intact low elevation, old growth forest and oak woodland. Two hikes may be offered, one down and one up. Hiker turnout will determine the final route(s) and group(s) size. The trail is narrow and steep at times with 2200 feet of elevation change and is rated moderate to difficult. Contact the hike leader, Josh Weber at 541-846-0738 or The second hike on June 30, also rated moderate to difficult, will include the Native Plant Society of Oregon (NPSO) and explore the colorful high mountain meadows of the Siskiyou Mountains. We will hike to Hinkle Lake, a shallow lake in a lush hanging valley filled with a myriad of wildflowers, gurgling springs and towering ancient forest. Two separate hikes of varying difficulty will be offered. The first is a gentle hike along a closed roadbed to Hinkle Lake (3 miles total, out and back). The other hike is a more strenuous loop including some off-trail scrambling. The loop is estimated at 4 to 5 miles with some elevation gain. The ATA meets at 9:00am at the Ruch Plaza lower parking lot to carpool to the trailheads. Hikers should wear sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing, bring plenty of water, some food and a camera. Please leave your pets at home. For additional information check out our website calendar at www. or contact David Calahan at 541-899-1226 or

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ike Haley is the driving force behind the Rat Race, one of the country’s most successful sanctioned paragliding XC competitions. He is also a world-class hang glider and paraglider pilot who began in the sport of hang gliding in 1976, back when gliders were largely home-made of aluminum tubing, sail cloth, wire and duct tape – back in the days when they truly flew on a wing and a prayer. Mike designed his first harness and had it made by a local boot maker. This first harness was extremely uncomfortable, like an ill-fitting jockstrap, but it did the job well enough. Mike admits there were a lot of accidents and fatalities in the early days of the sport. “We didn’t use reserve parachutes back then. Nobody had one. As time went along, though, reserves came into use and the gliders got better and safer.” Mike earned his advanced hang rating in ‘77 and his master paragliding rating in ’96. He spent two years designing payout winches and towing methods, then had the idea of putting a glider onto the back of a truck and launching it with a payout winch. Mike clipped himself in and the rest is hang gliding history. Mike was the test pilot on the first truck-launch of a hang glider using a payout winch. “I guess if I’ve got any real claim to fame, it’s being the first to do that,” he smiled. A few years later, in 1986, Mike moved to Salt Lake City. There, he met up with Dick Cheney, owner of Ultralight Products “UP” and in 1990 became president of UP America. ” While there, we built the hottest paraglider of its day, called a Katana,” Mike said, adding, “We built the TRX, a very hot hang glider and the first to use carbon fiber spars. Now lots of hang gliders incorporate them." Mike left UP after a couple of years. “I took a year off and competed in hang gliding competitions all over the US and really learned a lot about competing,” he said. “This was a point in hang gliding history when there were dozens of regional comps going on in the US." Mike suggests that hang gliding stopped growing much because of the news media. "Every time a hang glider pilot had an accident, the media would play it up pretty big." As a consequence of this negative publicity, Mike thinks a lot of folks who otherwise might have become involved in the sport were scared away. Reporters, he said, painted hang gliding as extremely dangerous, and that resulted in a fairly steady decline from what had been rather fast growth in the beginning. In 1988, Mike decided to try something new. He took his first paragliding lesson from two good friends, Fred


Meet "The Rat Race" Founder – Mike Haley
Mike and Gail Haley have put so much of their hearts into making the Rat Race the success it is. Dozens of tireless volunteers join them to make it all happen, allowing those of us who enjoy XC to reap all the benefits while rubbing elbows with the best paraglider pilots in the world! This June 17-23 for the first time in its history, the Rat Race was selected [by the United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (USHPA) the National selfregulatory body of the sport] as the 2012 U. S. National Paragliding Championship Competition. There will be nearly 200 pilots competing during 7 days of racing. All launches will be from Woodrat Mountain, 7 miles from Jacksonville. Daily race courses (tasks) are determined by a committee with different landing zones (LZs) depending on the wind and weather conditions. Bigham Knoll in Jacksonville and Applegate Valley locations including Fiasco Winery, Red Lily Vineyards, Fly High/Longsword Vineyard and Valley View Winery are among the sites likely to be selected as landing zones during the week. In another first, the public is invited to attend enhanced viewing at Fiasco, Fly High/Longsword, Valley View and Red Lily Vineyards in the Applegate Valley and watch live streaming video at all the wineries in the Applegate. Live streaming video will also be available in Jacksonville at The Bella Union, Boomtown Saloon and Bigham Knoll. This year’s event also benefits the Greater Applegate Community Development Corporation in supporting

Gail and Mike Haley, Founders of the Rat Race and Visionaries of Paragliding competitions. and Claudia Stockwell. Fred has the distinction of having been the second person in the US to fly a paraglider. “Claudia,” Mike said, “was a tremendous hang gliding instructor.” He recalled his first paragliding flight at Point of the Mountain, Utah. "Fred and Claudia gave me some pretty basic paragliding instruction: pull left to go left. Pull right to go right. Pull both to flare when you land," he said. "They clipped me in, then each took a riser, pulled the glider up and walked me off the edge of the north side of Point of the Mountain at about 1300 feet." The instruction, although brief, was enough to help him enjoy a 45-minute flight, which ended without injury or incident. Mike grinned, "Nowadays we recommend a little more extensive training for novice pilots." After Mike’s first hang gliding competition in 1978, he competed in dozens of comps for both hang gliding and paragliding, winning a few including the Western Canadian Hang Gliding Championship. That experience lead to his determination to run his own competition to provide paraglider pilots with the tools to compete more effectively. The first Rat Race Paragliding XC competition was held in 2003 at Woodrat Mountain near Ruch, Oregon. That first year 43 pilots competed in the Rat Race. The Rat Race is unique among competitions in that it provides a mentoring program, begun in 2004. This program matches top pilots with less experienced pilots on a one-to-one basis. "The idea," Mike explains, "is to help entrants improve their XC and competition skills and learn from the best in the sport." There are two classes of competitors: Open and Sport. Basically, the Open pilots are the mentors, the Sport Class pilots are the mentees.

2012 US National Paragliding Championships "The Rat Race" June 17th-23rd
Applegate Valley Days at Cantrall Buckley Park, June 23-24. Tandem hang gliding or paragliding flights can be purchased for $175 and include round-trip transportation from Cantrall Buckley Park or Fiasco Winery to the launch area. A portion of the proceeds directly support improvements to the park and your donation will also matched by the State of Oregon. The public can purchase tickets for a guided tour and VIP access to the mountain top launch which is closed to the public. Departures are daily at 11 am from Fiasco Winery and include lunch. Visit http:// for tickets. This article, submitted by Dave Palmer, includes excerpts from Hang Gliding & Paragliding Magazine.

Pilot: Eric Reed, San Francisco, CA. Engineer. Began Flying in 1997 with 10 visits to Woodrat Mountain. Wing and colors: Niviuk Icepeak 6 About: I am a two-time (and current) US Paragliding Champion, and co-holder of the record for the world’s longest bivouac flight. Editor's Note: Last year Eric held first-place through the first four tasks of the World Championships in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, the same site from which he'd done his first cross country flights and broken his first site record.

Pilot: Sam Crocker, Medford, OR. Retired Carpenter, Coffee Shop/Restaurant owner and current Paragliding Instructor. Flying since 1998 with numerous Woodrat flights. Wing and colors: Air Design- Pure, Red White and Blue About: I love to travel and see other parts the world and am happily married to a beautiful woman that puts up with my "Flying Addiction." One memorable flight was in Lima, Peru where I was able to ridgesoar the front of the Marriott hotel while seeing my reflection in the windows as I climbed the face of the building and then landed on the beach! Pilot: Jared Anderson, Medford, OR. Dentist. Flying since 2008 with 200+ visits to Woodrat Mountain. Wing and colors: Red, white, blue About: I love camping with my 9-year old son and rafting and snowboarding. I've traveled to Columbia and Mexico to fly…it's a great way to see the world. Woodrat, however, is renowned for consistent high quality flying and beautiful scenery. I love that some of the best flying in the U.S. is just minutes away from my door. Paragliding is a great way to relieve stress and recharge my batteries…whenever my feet leave the ground, life is good. Pilot: Josh Cohn, San Francisco, CA, Music Buyer, married. Flying since 1989 with 6 visits to Woodrat Mountain About: I initially had the idea to use a paraglider to descend mountains. In the meantime I’ve found mountain weather is not as simple as I’d imagined, but that it’s even more fun to use a paraglider to explore whole ranges of mountains. And landing in new places flying XC often means meeting really interesting and hospitable people. I’m really looking forward to getting some lighter gear soon and doing some hiking and flying finally.

Pilot: Peter Warren, Ashland, OR. Software Developer. Flying since 1996. About: My wife and I have 2 cats, 2 goats and 5 chickens. We had our first baby, Jasper, in 2011. I like to grow all sorts of edible plants and go for runs in the forest and just started brewing herbal honey wines. I first saw paragliding at a ski area and then took a tandem flight the next day. I was all amped-up for some kind of extreme experience, but when we left the ground it was super-peaceful. I took lessons soon after and have been flying ever since.

Pilot: Jugdeep Aggarwal, Nottingham, UK. Research Scientist. Flying since 1996 with 10 one-week Woodrat Mountain visits. Wing and colors: Gin Boomerang GTO About: I love to travel and have lived in Norway, Iceland, New Zealand, Germany and now the US. I love anything outdoors which is why I got into paragliding. I’ve had many experiences in the mountains of New Zealand, the Alps, Himalayas and the Andes, flying, biking, hiking or collecting scientific samples for research studies. I love it when birds fly with you and treat you as another bird and will thermal with you.

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Teach Your Teachers Well
are farms like Sanctuary One almost always have an education program of some kind. European care farms offer a wide variety of education programs, including classes, service-learning programs, and workshops for senior citizens, school kids, agricultural students, gardeners, people with disabilities, recovering addicts, military veterans, kids in legal trouble, and job seekers. Here at America’s first care farm, our education program focuses on teaching environmental literacy, which we define as an individual’s understanding, skills and motivation to make responsible decisions that consider his or her relationships to nature, animals, the community, and future generations. Our education program is run by Della Merrill, the Sanctuary’s general manager, who has a Masters in Teaching degree from Southern Oregon University (SOU). Why do kids need environmental literacy? Studies show that providing students with quality opportunities to directly experience the natural world can improve students’ overall academic performance, self-esteem, personal responsibility, community involvement, personal health, and understanding of nature. You might be surprised how many kids there are nowadays who have never had a chance to take a dog for a walk in the woods, or to taste a fresh-picked strawberry still warm from the sun, or to get their hands dirty while learning about the billions of life forms that exist in a mere handful of healthy soil. Since schools play a critical role in the preparation of environmentally literate students, it has long been a goal of the Sanctuary’s to collaborate with the School of Education at SOU to provide current and prospective teachers with a chance to learn about care farming. So Saturday, April 28 was a red-letter day for the Sanctuary, because 26 Early Childhood Development and Elementary Education college students and current professionals visited the farm for a workshop entitled “Learn about a Care Farm at Sanctuary One.” This marks the first time we have collaborated with a

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university or college to provide a for-credit class or workshop. Sands Stockwell, an SOU professor who co-taught the workshop, said “These workshops typically are offered at the Higher Education Center in Medford. We had to get the approval of the Department of Education at SOU to hold this workshop in a space other than a public building. This is the first time that a workshop will be conducted this way.” The teachers spent the day engaging in hands-on learning about care farm activities designed for children. It was a great opportunity for the teachers to network with other educators who want to teach and learn outside of the traditional classroom. We hope that they will be inspired to take some of the principles and ideas back to their schools, and/or to bring their students out to the Sanctuary for a field trip. Several of the college students and teachers said it was the best workshop they'd ever attended. Here is some of the feedback we received. "The principles and fundamentals of the care farm truly inspired me. I was able to witness firsthand the power and influence of compassion and love between animals, people, and the earth." "I loved the reflective aspect of the workshop and the focus on earth, people, and animals as one holistic unit. "I learned about myself, our global challenges, and how animals play a crucial role in all of it." "After spending the day here I understand that care farming really isn't about a definition. It's a feeling and an experience that speaks for itself.” If you or someone you know would like to get involved in the Sanctuary’s education program, or would like more information, please email or call 541.899.8627. Group Tours now Available! Schools, churches, retirement homes, communityservice clubs, and other groups are welcome to schedule a tour of the Sanctuary. Servicelearning work projects are available, too. Please visit for details.

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by Mary Ann Carlson
Monkey See, Monkey Do!
ur children are our future and if we want them to develop healthy habits, it’s up to us to lead by example. If they see us paying attention to what we eat and how much exercise we get, it will be easier for them to start getting into a healthy routine. Probably the most important healthy habit we can instill in our kids is our attitude about food. In families who shared just three meals a week together, children were 24 percent more likely to be eating healthy foods than those who ate few or no meals together. The kids were also 12 percent less likely to be overweight, 20 percent less likely to eat unhealthy foods, and 35 percent less likely to get into dangerous weight-loss trends like purging, diet pills, and laxatives... and that’s just from sharing three meals a week! Amazing. Sometimes, unconsciously, we use food inappropriately as a reward or pacifier for our kids. This teaches them that they can turn to food for comfort when they are stressed or feel bad about themselves. Food becomes the friend they can count on. This is a very bad idea. Help them find other things to make them feel better, something not related to food. Sleep is not the first thing we think of when discussing adopting healthy habits, but exercise will go by the wayside if you’re tired. Make the idea of sleep a positive to your kids, not a negative. Instead of threatening them



with a nap when they are misbehaving, tell them how it will help them grow big and tall. (I always wanted to be tall when I was little. I still do.) A regular bedtime is helpful and usually makes a child feel more secure. They know the rules. Since everybody is different, collaborate with them in figuring out how much sleep they need so they have enough energy to do all the fun things they want to do. Last, but not least, being active as a family is a gift you can give to your child that they’ll remember forever. It always makes me smile when I see families in Jacksonville out riding bicycles or the kids running through the fountains at Doc Griffin park. Children should be getting 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. Every child is different, so encourage them to try different physical activities like swimming, dancing, or anything else they might mention. If they find something they really enjoy, they’re more likely to keep it up. You can’t use the word ‘love’ too many times in a day when it comes to a child. The little monkeys grow up way too fast, so cherish them, love them, and let them know it. The rewards are beyond anything else the world has to offer. Mary Ann Carlson is owner of The Pilates Studio of Jacksonville. You can reach her at 541-890-7703.

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Annie’s Antics
by Annie Parker
ello and Happy Summer! So—my mom calls me the Un-Golden. Now, I think this is unfair. Okay, so I don’t fetch, I don’t like to swim, and I am really so-so on the whole “walk” thing most of the time… BUT, I am a gorgeous golden color! Isn’t that enough? One thing I’m sure we all agree on is I am a heck of a gardener. I help out all of the time. My favorite task is aerating the lawn—I do this efficiently by charging around on our lawn at high speeds, thereby pushing my nails into the grass. I also am the official “tester” of compost—by grabbing as much as possible (and eating it), I guarantee that it’s up to muster. I also help weed—I’m especially good at pulling those pesky long grasses invading the garden and plants. Never mind that I usually walk all over the freshly-


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planted flower garden in the process! My important role as gardener is also as champion and cheerleader: bring out those shovels and rakes, and I will make an excited, barking support hoopla! My dad especially loves the fact I am Queen of Gopher Holes! Give me two minutes, and I’ll dig a huge hole – wherein I’ll have uncovered a gopher burrow. I can smell and hear those pesky little critters a block away! My other garden mission is to quality–check the produce. We wouldn’t want a bad peapod, onion or tomato to ruin a good meal now would we? I make sure to taste all that I can…which can be tricky sometimes, as I have to act really fast and run-off with any offending produce before Mom or Dad can catch me! How about you, my four-footed, furry friends? Do you have any garden or summer stories? I’d love to hear them—and they might be included on, Facebook or in The Review paper! Email with any fun tales (or is that tails?!), and enjoy the season in our Small Town with Big Atmosphere!

"Ordinary Dogs That Do Extraordinary Things"
American Humane Association's Hero Dog Awards™ were created in 2010 to celebrate the powerful relationships between dogs and people. Dogs are an invaluable part of our lives every day; as companion animals, service and therapy animals, animal soldiers, police officers and first responders and emerging heroes. During their nationwide search over the course of six months, hundreds of dogs from all 50 states were nominated to be among the eight extraordinary canine finalists. This year, Dogs for the Deaf has three dogs they rescued, trained and placed as nominees in the Hearing Dog category. You can help DFD by voting for your favorite Hearing Dog. Please visit: news/2012-hero-dog-awards. Here is an excerpt from each of the nominations about what makes each of these dogs a Hero Dog: Hattie (currently in second place in the Hearing Dog category—“Hattie is a Hearing Dog and is trained to alert me to the oven timer, microwave, doorbell, smoke detector, alarm clock, telephone and someone calling my name. Hattie has gone above and beyond her training by alerting me to sounds and events in my environment she was not trained to perform. Hattie once alerted me to a young child that had fallen off the sliding board and hurt herself. Thanks to Hattie's alert, we were able to find the child's mother and get her help. Hattie also alerted me to the aftershocks that were on their way to Pennsylvania after the earthquake in Virginia this past summer. Hattie gave me a 30 second warning, she then dutifully and protectively braced herself against me in my chair. …Hattie is not only my ears, she is my best friend, an advocate and a true hero to all those she meets.” By Jennifer H., Pennsylvania Dazzle—“9-11-01 began 10 years of fear. It was also the week that brought us much joy. On 9-8-2001, Dogs for the Deaf brought us our new companion, Dazzle. Part Shih-Tzu, part Yorkie, he is one of the smartest, most intuitive dogs we've ever known. He was trained to alert us to a wide variety of sounds such as the phone or door bell ringing, someone knocking at the door, the smoke alarm, oven timer and name call.” By Stephanie W., South Carolina Ginger—“Ginger, my professional Hearing Dog, is my hero because she… • Nurtures me—listening for the sounds I may not hear, nudging me to check the laundry, the boiling water, the food in the oven or microwave, the doorbell, and the fire alarm. • Assumes responsibility for listening for the phone and fire alarm at night when my cochlear implants come off and my overworked senses need restful sleep. • Breaks the ice in public. Whether it’s seatmates in the crowded airplane, the offer of a free dog biscuit, a smile, or praise of her training and behavior, Ginger fosters heart to heart connections that don’t happen when you are hearing-impaired or autistic. • Provides a calming environment for my autistic patients. Many of my patients were terrified coming to the doctor’s office. Now, they actually want to come to their appointments to see Ginger. • Connects to children with autism in unprecedented ways - engaging them and stimulating a desire to interact with her and me, fostering curiosity. • Performs flawlessly like the true professional she is.” By Danielle R., MD, North Carolina For more information and to vote please visit: Dogs for the Deaf, Inc. was founded in 1977 by the late Roy G. Kabat. From the very beginning, Dogs for the Deaf has maintained a lifelong commitment to every dog rescued from the shelter and to every person helped. Visit the website: or call Dogs for the Deaf at 541-826-9220.

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A Day on Bald Mountain by Joy Rogalla
Ever wonder as you are driving down I-5 in the Rogue Valley between Ashland and Medford what it would be like to be on top of the ridgeline to the west? We can tell you—the view is spectacular in all directions. But don’t take our word for it, come up and hike along part of the route the Siskiyou Upland Trails Association (SUTA) has proposed to link the trails of Jacksonville and Ashland. The proposed Jack-Ash trail will largely follow historic trails along the ridgeline such as the old trail linking the former Wagner Butte and Anderson Butte fire look-outs—as well as existing dirt roads. While not a formally approved trail yet, you can still hike along these lovely ridges. Our recommended “taste of the JackAsh” hike is the trail to Bald Mountain. Its about a 3.5 mile hike out and back depending upon where you start. It passes through deep forest and ridgetop meadows with views in all directions. Thankfully at this altitude you will NOT encounter any poison oak but you will find loads of wildflowers in June and July—long after they’ve disappeared down in the valleys. This trail goes through some old Douglas Fir stands and has a wide variety of wildflowers, from orchids to false Solomon’s Seal, a wide array of succulents and wild roses tucked into rocky outcrops, and meadows covered in lupine, paintbrush, balsam root, to name a few. You begin hiking up a relatively shallow grade to reach the ridge leading to Bald Mountain. The trail wanders up and down and offers vistas across the entire Rogue Valley and up toward the Crater Rim (you can wave to the folks way down on I-5). There are one or two unnamed summits you will pass before reaching the highest point of Bald Mountain. The trail then descends across a rocky area and ultimately takes you out to a large meadow on the flanks of Bald Mountain with breathtaking views of the Applegate Valley, the Siskiyou Crest, Red Buttes, Grayback Mountain and more. The meadow is the perfect place to stop for a snack before returning. This is a minimally (or maybe not at all) maintained trail but it's not difficult to find and follow. Once we gain approval for incorporating this route into the JackAsh Trail, there will be trail signs and trail clearing work done but for now, enjoy a hike on the wild side. There are multiple routes to get to the Day on Bald Mountain hike. A BLM Ashland Resource Area Transportation map, or the Talent USGS Topo map is recommended. You can reach the take-off point from multiple directions—Jacksonville, Talent, Medford or the Applegate Valley. While this is not a long hike it takes a little while to drive up to the starting point because of the winding BLM roads. One route is to take Griffin Creek Road, and then turn onto Anderson Butte Road (not to be confused with Anderson Creek Rd). Follow Anderson Butte Road to the end of the pavement, turn hard left and follow this BLM road (38-2-24). You will pass an intersection known as Section Line Gap where Anderson Creek Road comes up on the left from Talent and Rush Creek Road comes up from Little Applegate Road— another route choice. At this point the BLM road number becomes 39-1-18 but you do not have to make any turns. From Section Line Gap, go about another 1.5 miles until you reach a point where roads go in seemingly every direction—about 4 miles from where the pavement ended. One road heads downhill to the right, one goes downhill to the left ultimately reaching Wagner Creek Road, but don’t take either. Instead, take the middle road (#21.3) slightly uphill. You can park and start your hike here or drive the much narrower dirt road #21.3 to where the trail leaves the road about 1 mile up, past a very large rock outcrop. Park at the wide area on the right where others have obviously parked. The trail begins on the right and leads up into the forest. Enjoy the hike, and don’t forget your camera!

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