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My View re!
by Whitman Parker, Publisher Let's Live He

n my almost fifty years, I’ve moved so many times, If you are like me, the movie, “Groundhog Day” holds
I’ve lost count. For me, moving households, be it a special place in your heart. In this classic 1993 film,
across town or across country, is normal. I grew Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell find themselves in
up a “corporate brat,” knowing that at any moment, my a time loop, wherein Murray’s character, Phil Connors,
Jacksonville Publishing LLC parents would announce “the company” was moving relives February 2 over and over again. Each identical,
us. If they searched, scientists would probably find a passing day provides Connors the time to examine and
“moving” gene in my DNA – it’s just a part of my being. reprioritize his life. Eventually, he discovers that by
After somehow managing to stay put at the University helping people, learning and caring, he can break the
of Denver for four years, I made up for lost time post- spell. The final line of the film is an inside joke in our
graduation and moved often. First it was apartment to home – after the spell is broken and he’s awakened to
apartment and then house to house. When we lived back a new day, Phil turns to his newfound love, Rita, and
in Denver, Jo and I actually sold a home and bought says, “It’s so beautiful here…let’s live here!” For as long
a house across the greenbelt, only to re-purchase our as I can recall, I was Phil Conners - a man in search of a
former house two years later and move back into it community, a sense of belonging and a desire to stay put.
again. We lasted another year or so there before moving Note the use of the words, “I was Phil Conners,” in
to another house…and then another and... Okay, I admit my last sentence - chosen because my “moving” spell
it - I instigated the moves. has been broken - broken by a place called Jacksonville.
For those like me with a predisposition to moving, For the first time while on vacation, I had no interest
Publishers: going on vacation can pose a problem. A few weeks ago, in searching for a “new” place to call home and was
Whitman & Jo Parker I was aware of Jo’s anxiety during our eight day tropical
vacation to celebrate our twentieth wedding anniversary.
happy to be a “visitor,” enjoying a new place for a short
time…and then packing up my stuff and going home.
Days before our plane touched down in Hawaii, I could Somehow, even while in a tropical paradise, I was able to
Layout & Design: read her thoughts - at any second he’s gonna start looking at
real estate ads, grab a brochure, call an agent, look at places to
ignore the real estate signs and colorful ads whispering
“live here, live here.”
Andrea Yancey buy…make a case for moving…yikes! And although it had The reason of course was simple – I am home and
been nearly three years since we’d actually been on a real living here is beautiful – in Our Small Town with Big
vacation, I was aware that old habits die hard and that Atmosphere!
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• January 27: Budget Committee unanimously Council, and a performance review allowing the
Jacksonville, OR 97530 recommends that Council avoids using Fire Candy Shoppe to hold indoor birthday parties
Department Public Safety Surcharge reserve funds (relocated to the Dr. Will Jackson House at 235 E.
541-899-9500 Office to pay down mortgage loan on new Police Station California Street) was approved.
(Hinger House), that Council keep the $31 surcharge • February 15: City Council held a Public Hearing
541-601-1878 Cell in place until a 3-5 year service-level projection study on Ordinance 601 which updates FEMA’s 100 year
is complete, and not moving the Fire Department flood plain designation mapping area. Changes
Public Safety fund into the General Fund until impact 163 in-city parcels – map is on display at City legal questions are resolved. Committee also backs Hall. Based on recommendation by the Planning restoration of pre-2010 funding levels ($10,000) to Commission, Council is set to adopt revised maps
the Food & Friends Senior Nutrition Program. on March 1. Council approved multiple temporary
• February 1: City Council unanimously appoints OLCC license applications for Corks Wine Bar, a
Public Works Director Jeff Alvis as Interim City request to apply for 3 Britt Garden’s grants, and
Follow us on: Administrator after hammering-out final contract reimbursement of Trolley repair expenses to the
terms during Executive Session. Chamber of Commerce. Council also agreed not to
Or at: • February 3: Public Safety Committee holds first take legal action against Jackson County’s zoning
session of 2011 with Councilor Paul Hayes presiding change from Forest Resource to Rural Residential
About Our Cover: as Chair. Hayes uses time to learn committee Use for the 403 acre “Dump” property (JK-8) which
members’ concerns and determine future meeting may include up to 30 new homes.
There's a group of farmers in Southern Oregon who agenda discussion topics including the safety • February 23: HARC denied a request to remove a
want to keep alive the tradition of farming with draft surcharge, overtime, new fire department building live resource tree on Mary Ann Drive, approved
horses. They have found a natural home at Hanley options, fire district options, training and grants. conditions for a rear addition to the 5th Street gas
Farm. In order to produce the wheat that eventually • February 9: Planning Commission elected Nathan station, approved design changes for a brick patio
becomes Hanley Horsepower Flour, the farmers begin in Broom as new Chair to replace outgoing Chair, Jerry in the Britt Gardens project, discussed and agreed
February. First they disc the land to turn and prepare the Ferronato. A developer request for additional town to forward ordinance language to the council that
soil, then they drill (plant) the seed. Then nature takes home units at the Brookview PUD was continued will remove the Historic Preservation Fund from
over. There is no other cultivation of the land until the to March, a performance review for a Snap Fitness the General Fund and elected Gary Collins as the
wheat gets harvested in the summer. franchise at 650 G Street--the Nunan Square new Chair.
This young farmer, Ben Scileppi, is a member of the commercial area was approved, newly revised
next generation of farmers. He is getting on-the-job FEMA floodplain maps and a new corresponding Please see for
training by working the team of draft horses. ordinance were approved and forwarded to the full-length approved meeting minutes.

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A Few Minutes with From the Firehouse to
the Mayor Your House
by Paul Becker by Ops Chief, Devin Hull
What Is ISO?

n my last column I compared descriptions and procedures. This ISO (Insurance Services Office) analyzes in the community.
our city with a cruise ship sailing task is under way… and: information from its Fire Suppression Finally, we
through a storm and then into 4. Reviewing and improving our Rating Schedule (FSRS) to assign Public evaluate the distribution of fire hydrants.
sunlight. In that sense, we seem to be computer systems… including Protection Classifications (PPCTM) to ISO also reviews the fire-company
well on our way. The dark cloud of program applications, hardware and almost 47,000 fire protection areas across records to determine:
dissatisfaction some citizens held with software. This is a fairly major effort the country recognizing the efforts of • type and extent of training provided
City Hall has evaporated somewhat and with a server that drives the system communities to provide fire protection to fire-company personnel
been replaced by a “Let’s wait and see standing inches away from water in services in three major areas: emergency • number of people who participate
what happens attitude.” It has made all the basement. This needs changing. fire communications, water supply, and in training
the difference in the workday of our city However, I have another priority - an the fire department. • firefighter response to emergencies
staff who were struggling under clouds idea that has been discussed for years, Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS) • maintenance and testing of the fire
of mistrust and discontent. Not that the but never acted upon. It is time to move The Fire Suppression Rating Schedule department's equipment
problems responsible for the discord forward in planning a community center. (FSRS) is the manual ISO uses in Public Protection Classification
in city affairs have gone away! They Now, no groaning here! I’m not talking reviewing the fire-fighting capabilities of (PPC™) Service
haven’t, but more people have joined in about the Tower of Babel… not some individual communities. The schedule ISO's Public Protection Classification
the dialogue, and where more voices are grandiose pie-in-the-sky monument to measures the major elements of a (PPC™) Service gauges the capacity of the
heard, reasonable action is far more likely. spendthrift heaven! I mean a facility community's fire-suppression system and local fire department to respond if flames
So… where does your Mayor of two that will serve the community plus one develops a numerical grading called a engulf a property in which your company
months stand on things? The answer capable of producing an income stream Public Protection Classification (PPC™). has a financial stake.
might surprise you. My priorities may for Jacksonville. This facility serving Here's how it works: ISO collects information on a
not line up with those who single- our senior citizens, can also function for Fire Alarms community's public fire protection
handedly Ten percent of the overall grading is and analyzes the data using a Fire
pursue but based on how well the fire department Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS).
one agenda. receives fire alarms and dispatches They then assign a Public Protection
As Mayor, all its fire-fighting resources. Their Classification from 1 to 10. Class 1
ideas brought field representatives evaluate the generally represents superior property
to the city’s communications center, looking at the fire protection, and Class 10 indicates
attention are number of operators at the center; the that the area's fire-suppression program
important… telephone service, including the number doesn't meet ISO's minimum criteria. We
and all of telephone lines coming into the center; in Jacksonville have worked very hard
deserve a fair and the listing of emergency numbers in to achieve a rating of a 4 which reflects
hearing. Issues the telephone book. Field representatives in the low insurance premiums that our
concerning also look at the dispatch circuits and how citizens benefit from.
public safety, the center notifies firefighters about the By classifying a community's ability
historic location of the emergency. to suppress fires, ISO provides crucial
preservation, Engine Companies information for understanding the
and physical Fifty percent of the overall grading entire landscape of risk associated with
enhancements is based on the number of engine a specific property. They have extensive
such as the companies and the amount of water a information on more than 44,000 fire-
Britt gardens project, all require open audio-visual presentations, for business community needs to fight a fire. ISO response jurisdictions. ISO releases the
dialogue and thoughtful resolution. Yet, and private groups and even double as reviews the distribution of fire companies latest updates to PPC listing and you can
there are other less apparent, but terribly a small theater. This facility, designed throughout the area and checks that the check it online at They also offer
important, tasks to consider and engage with sliding wall panels, can be used for fire department tests its pumps regularly Public Protection Reports, describing
in. These projects include, but are not private parties or even larger balls. Let’s and inventories each engine company's a municipality's water system, fire
limited to: visualize one that would become a true nozzles, hoses, breathing apparatus, and department, fire-alarm system, results of a
1. Bringing our codes up-to-date. This task focal point for our citizens apart from other equipment. fire-flow test, and fire-company locations.
is vital since nothing has been done in Old City Hall. Water Supply How ISO Serves the Property/Casualty
this regard for well over five years. To this extent, we are beginning to Forty percent of the grading is based Insurance Industry
2. Providing for code enforcement. assemble a group of citizens who would on the community's water supply. This ISO is the property/casualty insurance
This job has lain dormant ever since be needed to carry out this effort. The part of the survey focuses on whether industry's leading supplier of statistical,
personnel transfers and changes were Land and Buildings Committee will be the community has sufficient water actuarial, underwriting, and claims
made within the past year. There is the engine to drive this. We are open to supply for fire suppression beyond daily data. There analytic and decision-
little virtual code enforcement now. all ideas and we invite all who wish to maximum consumption. ISO surveys support services help customers
This will change. participate to step forward and let us all components of the water supply compete effectively. ISO serves insurers,
3. Improving office work systems by know. What better time to move forward system, including pumps, storage, and reinsurers, agents and brokers, insurance
reviewing and implementing job than now? filtration. To determine the rate of flow regulators, risk managers, and other
the water mains provide, we observe participants in the property/casualty
fire-flow tests at representative locations insurance marketplace.
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JACKSONVILLE OFFICE HOURS Jacksonville Police Department
CITY OFFICE PLANNING DEPARTMENT A consolidated report based on type of calls & number of incidences
Monday - Friday Monday, Tuesday & Friday
8:30am - 4:00pm January 16, 2011 to February 22, 2011
9am - 12pm & 1pm - 4pm
(541) 899-1231
MUNICIPAL COURT CLERK Wednesday: 9am to 12pm Call Type - Total Calls
Monday - Friday: 1pm - 4pm Thursday - Closed
City Offices 541-899-1231 Abandoned Auto - 1 DUII - 1 Alarm - False - 4 Fraud - Other - 1
All Other - Trespass - 3 Fugitive - 2
Animal Problem - 3 Impounded Auto - 1
JACKSONVILLE CITY SCHEDULE Assault - Aggravated - 1 Larceny - All Other Larceny - 3
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, March 1, 7:00pm (OCH) Assault - Simple - 1 Liquor Law - Furnishing - 1
PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, March 9, 6:00pm (OCH) Assist - Other Government Agency - 9 MVA Non-Injury - 1
Assist - Other Law Enforcement Property Found/Lost - 6
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, March 15, 7:00pm (OCH)
Agencies - 19 Public Safety - 2
HARC HEARING OFFICER: Wednesday, March 16, 10:00am (CC) Assist - Public - 14 Suicide - Attempted - 1
HARC: Wednesday, March 23, 2-5pm (OCH) Civil Complainant - 2 Suspicious - 18
County / City Ordinance - 6 Traffic Crime - Hit & Run - 2
Disturbance/Noise - 9 Traffic/Roads - 4
LOCATION KEY: CH - Old City Hall (S. Oregon & Main) CC - Community Domestic Disturbance - 1 Unsecure Premises - 1
Center(160 E. Main Street) NVR - Naversen Room (Jacksonville Library) Drug Law Violation - 1 Vandalism - 1
FH - Fire Hall(180 N. 3rd St. @ C)
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Congratulations Jacksonville Voters! Taking a Longer Term View
Ever since appreciated. I will admit that before the At the February 15th City Council “The new ADA routing is better – it’s
January 18th final tally, your phone calls, emails and meeting, the Britt Gardens Steering a straight shot from 1st Street to the
when the letters, really helped elevate my anxiety Committee recommended postponing Britt Sequoia and the Sarah Zigler Trail.
recall votes over this entire ordeal. Phase I of the Britt Gardens Restoration However, it also adds another $150,000
were counted, It's not often that elected officials Project to Fall 2011 and asked the City to $200,000 in masonry work and
people receive many positive comments and for to reject all current construction bids. retaining walls.”
have been that reason, I'll treasure the experience. The Council is expected to vote on the The Britt Gardens Steering Committee
congratulating One positive side to this is that it request on March 1. evaluated the possibility of breaking the
me on irrevocably demonstrates that we can “All of the construction bids for Phase initial phase of the Gardens restoration
retaining my stand together on important issues such I came in significantly higher than we into smaller steps. “It did not seem like
council seat! as how City business is conducted here in had anticipated,” explained Carolyn the most efficient use of available funds,”
Many of the Jacksonville, Oregon. Kingsnorth, Project Co-Chair. “That Kingsnorth noted. “We didn’t want to
supporters and The congratulations I have received leaves a large gap between our newly begin something that we couldn’t finish,
well-wishers I’ve taken calls and emails truly belong to you – the voters of revised cost projections and the funds we and the timeline was becoming unrealistic
from are not even Jacksonville residents. Jacksonville. currently have available.” for a June completion. We want to be
No matter, every hug and nice word is City Councilor, Donna Schatz sure that any construction work does not
interfere with the Britt Festivals summer
music season.”
Letter to the Editor The Steering Committee remains
optimistic about the overall project.
In your February edition on page 3 you Secondly, every candidate running
“We’re actually in a very good place. We
blasted two members of the Jacksonville for any public office has a bias against the
have complete production engineering
City Council in your “Playing Politics” incumbent administration or he/she should
drawings; we have realistic cost figures
article for their “no” vote for honoring the not seek the elected office. All candidates
for the revised garden layout; we
departing City Administrator. You further want change and are biased as they know
have much of the archaeological work
state – “The Review is hopeful that the they can improve the present mode of
done—that has to be completed before
next time a candidate seeks public office, operation! You do not run for an office
any construction can begin,” Kingsnorth
then he informs the voters in advance of by saying – “everything is fine!” EVERY Carol Knapp sifts dirt for artifacts at
enumerates. “We have broad based
his bias against a staffer.” CANDIDATE HAS A BIAS FOR CHANGE! Britt House foundation.
community support, and we have
I COMPLETELY DISAGREE! In addition, I did not like your crude
Kingsnorth attributed the disparity to matching funding for any of the grants
First, many citizens of Jacksonville reference to the “SUCKER PUNCH” for
several factors. “We had not budgeted we may go after.”
want to honor the City Administrator’s the two “no” votes! A minority of “no”
for the costs of archaeological excavation
years of service – fine! BUT SOME votes is, many times, more informative
or monitoring that the State Historic
CITIZENS ALSO STRONGLY BELIEVE than a plurality of “yes” votes. Think
Preservation Office requires for historic
sites. The discovery of Peter Britt’s
YEARS AGO! Russ Kennedy, Jacksonville
original cabin site and the location of his
‘Ivy House’ has definitely enriched the
project and added to its importance. And
Letters Policy:
it’s also added about $45,000 to the cost.”
Letters to the editor may be emailed to The archaeological discoveries also
or mailed to PO Box 1114, Jacksonville OR 97530. resulted in extensive redesign of the
All letters are limited to 300 words unless otherwise agreed to in advance. Britt Gardens Master Landscape Plan.
Editor reserves the right to edit letters for punctuation and grammar. “Incorporation of the archaeological
finds into the revised plan has created Archaeologist Chelsea Rose explores post
an even more compelling layout,” holes at Peter Britt cabin site.
Kingsnorth emphasizes. “But the The Council authorized three grant
redesign and the new layout impact the applications for the Gardens on behalf
project budget too.” of the City. Additional grants are
She points out some of the changes. being sought under the auspices of the
“The Ivy House simulation has been Jacksonville Boosters Foundation. The
moved to its original historic location. Boosters also have a fund raising project
That meant a change in our path and step planned that could contribute significant
routing and the addition of two more monies toward the Britt Gardens
access paths. Britt’s original cabin has Restoration Project.
been incorporated into the new design. “We’re just taking a longer term view,”
And to avoid disturbing areas deemed Kingsnorth states. “We’ll be back out
significant archaeological sites, we’ve for construction bids by September and
completely revised the ADA access. breaking ground this coming fall!”

THANK YOU to our Contributors!

• Michael Altman • Gates McKibbon
• Paul Becker • Sandy Metwally
• Duane Bowman • Gail Myers
• Bob Budesa • Joy Rogalla
• Mary Ann Carlson • Tami Rogers
• Robert Casserly • Skip & Gayle Stokes
• Kathleen Crawford • Kathy Tiller
• Julie Danielson • Debbie & Don Tollefson
• Linda DeWald • John Trivers
• Janet Eastman • Stacy Van Voorhees
• Paula & Terry Erdmann • Cheryl Von Tress
• Kay Faught • Steve Wall
• Bruce Garrett • Allison Weiss
• Adam Haynes • Kristi Wellburn
• Devin Hull • Hannah West
• Kate Ingram • Jeanena WhiteWilson
• Constance Jesser • Gaye Wilson
• Carolyn Kingsnorth Photographers
• Amy Kranenburg • Paula Block
• Margaret LaPlante • David Gibb
• Louise Lavergne • Carolyn Kingsnorth
March 2011 The Jacksonville Review Page 7

Historic Sterling Mine Ditch Trail – A Gem of a Link in the Jack-Ash Trail System
by Joy Rogalla
a long way to go in working which was located near the junction of Sterling Creek
out the details, which will Road and Griffin Lane. The ditch was 26.5 miles long,
require environmental and was hand dug in less than a year by about 400
reviews, approvals, and Chinese laborers. It was used until the 1930s and later
public input before any became a hiking trail for non-motorized use under BLM
new trail sections can be jurisdiction. In recent years only the uppermost sections
constructed or existing trails from the Upper Applegate to Bear Gulch trailheads have
or roads can be designated been maintained.
as part of the Jack-Ash SUTA began coordinating with BLM in late 2009 for
trail. Meanwhile, there are volunteer work parties to clear encroaching brush on the
existing roads and trails in the trail. An enthusiastic group of volunteers has donated
uplands that can be accessed more than 500 hours clearing sections of the SMDT
from various points. that had become overgrown and impassable in places.
SUTA’s initial efforts Additionally, last summer and fall BLM used some of
have been to work with the its Stimulus funding for trails to work on the SMDT and
BLM to reopen the historic funded crews to complete clearing one of the impassable
Sterling Mine Ditch Trail trail sections, remove hazard trees, improve the access
(SMDT), which will be trails at the Bear Gulch and Tunnel Ridge trailheads, and
linked to the Jack-Ash Trail. install new signs. SUTA also secured funds from a Title
The SMDT is a nearly level II grant, which the BLM will use this year to continue
trail, dropping in elevation trail work and improve parking at some of the trailheads.
only a few hundred feet Along with the BLM crew’s efforts to tackle the most
over its length, except for heavily overgrown sections, the entire length of the
two sections that bypass hiking trail – approximately 18 miles of the original 26.5
the ditch to avoid private mile ditch – is now being re-opened and made accessible
lands. As it contours along for non-motorized use
In late 2009, a group of Applegate and Rogue Valley the slopes from the Upper A Grand Reopening event is planned for June 4th in
residents formed the Siskiyou Upland Trails Association, Applegate trailhead to its conjunction with National Trails Day®, the American
or SUTA. SUTA’s mission is to develop a community terminus near Griffin Lane, Hiking Society's trail awareness program. Each year
trail network along the Siskiyou upland ridges that will it changes character many events are held to help promote awareness of the wide
link the trail systems in Jacksonville and Ashland. The times, passing through dry variety of benefits that trails provide, to encourage
future trail network has been affectionately dubbed the slopes dotted with oak, people to discover their local trails, to raise awareness
‘Jack-Ash’ Trail! SUTA was formed in recognition of madrone, and manzanita, of trail issues, and to instill excitement for the outdoors.
the interest of many hikers, runners, equestrians, and and cool, damp draws thick For National Trails Day, SUTA will be coordinating with
mountain bikers in gaining access to the beautiful ridges with pines and firs. Along BLM to promote the SMDT and spread the word about
that lie between our two towns. The trail network is its length there are some truly magnificent specimens this gem of a trail in our back yard.
in the initial concept and planning stages, and we are of madrones and ponderosa pines. In many places the Come out and enjoy the trail now! The SMDT can be
working to formalize it with the local communities, the views are expansive, ranging from the Applegate’s accessed from the Armstrong and Deming Gulch road
US Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the US Forest valleys and ridges to many peaks, including Dutchman near the 9-mile mark on Sterling Creek Road, or from the
Service, the Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation, Peak, Grayback Mountain, and the Red Butte Wilderness. Bear Gulch, Tunnel Ridge, or Upper Applegate trailheads
and private land owners. We will ensure the trail is Beginning in early April, the wildflowers are on along Little Applegate Road. If you’d like to come out and
carefully sited and maintained to protect the diverse spectacular display, and trail users may hear and see be part of a great group of volunteers, join us for one of
ecosystems along the ridgelines. The locations for linking many different species of birds. the trail maintenance work parties. Half-day work parties
the northern and southern ends of the trail are being The SMDT was originally constructed in 1877 to are planned twice a month continuing through April (trail
coordinated with the Jacksonville Woodlands Association carry water from the Little Applegate River to support treats are always provided!).
and the Ashland Woodlands and Trail Association. There is hydraulic mining operations at the Sterling Mine, Visit for more information.

by Gates McKibbin
In 1950 Harvard professor David the phrase. Since the town’s founding
Riesman published a groundbreaking 150 years ago, the US has experienced an
Help new generations
book called The Lonely Crowd. His premise Industrial Revolution, consumer-driven discover the wonder of
was that the modern corporate economy
and the emerging suburban middle class
capitalism and Internet-based social
networking. But Jacksonville’s sense of
music and live performance
were irrevocably altering the national community has remained unchanged. We
character, encouraging Americans to are still more together than separate, more
trade rugged individualism for sameness connected than distant, more united by
and standardization. the greater good than by self-absorption.
Fans of the television series Mad Men My experience yesterday at the post
are reminded in every episode that office is a case in point. Looking for
the shift Riesman predicted occurred parking in front, I saw a car approaching
with a vengeance. Then a half century and nodded to the driver to take one of
later technology introduced an equally the spaces. When we got out of our cars
significant cultural transformation. at the same time, she thanked me with a
Following the high-tech trail, Harvard warm, friendly smile. As I was entering
economist Edward Glaeser recently the building with an armload of packages,
published Triumph of the City. He a pedestrian on his way in opened the
argues that although we have access to door for me. Since I had a number of
instant global communication, people transactions, I suggested he get in line
still need personal contact. And urban ahead of me. But he insisted he was in
areas provide abundant opportunity no hurry and took his place after me. We
for precisely that. Far from becoming chatted casually while we waited. All
irrelevant, cities enable people to relate the while people streamed in and out,
frequently and easily in their otherwise retrieving the day’s mail and catching up
technology-driven lives. on the latest news with their friends and
Glaeser’s thesis reminds me of the term neighbors – a snapshot of a high touch
“high tech high touch,” which asserts community in action. Join us for a festive evening of fine food,
that as our dependence on technology I’ll admit, I spend too much time in front music and unique auction packages
increases, so does our longing for the of my computer. But antidotes abound: benefiting Britt Festivals.
opposite. As it turns out, our in-person visiting with shop owners downtown,
interactions also make us better problem impromptu dinners with friends, trips
solvers. Researchers at the University to the post office. Amidst the ongoing
of Michigan studied two groups encroachment of technology, Jacksonville
Saturday, April 16, 2011
charged with completing a difficult provides a measure of balance in my life. Rogue Valley Country Club
cooperation exercise. One communicated We are a small community of open-hearted
electronically and the other worked people, neither crowded nor lonely, who
together face to face. The first group delight in communicating generously and To reserve your ticket online
struggled and became increasingly genuinely. That is triumph enough for me.
divided. The second one thrived and Gates McKibbin moved to Jacksonville after or view our auction items, visit
succeeded. Technology didn’t take the working and living in the Bay Area for three
prize after all. decades as a consultant to major corporations.
If the stories I hear on the Cemetery This column contains her musings about this
Walk are any indication, Jacksonville was remarkable community and her new life
Britt Festivals | 216 W. Main St., Medford | 541-779-0847
high touch long before anyone coined far away from the fast lane.
Page 8 The Jacksonville Review March 2011

Changing Courses Have a Heart for J’Ville Heart Transplant Patient
Rick Murray, 55 of Jacksonville is
officially listed on the UNOS (United
Network Organ Sharing) Heart
Transplant list at Stanford University
Hospital. Rick and his wife Vickie and
their 15-year-old son and 9-year-old
daughter have lived in Jacksonville
for the last two years. Prior to that, the
couple lived in the Applegate Valley
for nine years. “Approximately two
years ago, when I was diagnosed with a
rare heart condition, Non-Compaction
Cardiomyopathy, we sold our Applegate
home and moved to Jacksonville to be
closer to medical emergency care and
Mercy Flights.” By joining Mercy Flights,
the family is able to live here and know
that Rick can still be air-ambulanced to
Stanford within three hours of a donor
heart becoming available. “It is very
unsettling not knowing when you may Rick & Vickie Murray
get called,” Rick explains.
Stanford area for 6 to 12 months after
Prior to his diagnosis and the resulting
the surgery for frequent biopsies and the
For the past few weeks, the Review worked as the chef at the Eagle Point medical disability, Rick worked in the
specialized cardiac care he will need.
has heard rave reviews about a new Butcher Shop. “Now, here at C Street, I food and beverage industry for his entire
“Your donation is worth a lifetime of
restaurant/bistro called the “C” Street specialize in serving menu items from career, most recently as a Retail Sales
heartbeats, and I thank you for that.”
Bistro and decided to check it out. The locally-grown food. My connections with Manager for Safeway in Medford. “Vickie
It is worth noting that 100% of the
restaurant is open from 11-3 for lunch the Eagle Point butcher shop enable me to has now been in the medical field for
funds donated to this cause go entirely to
only, Monday through Saturday and offers serve the finest local meats available at a twenty years,” Rick notes, “and I count on
the fund to help Rick and his family!
indoor and outdoor seating. New owner, better cost to my customers, too. We also her for everything.”
Paul Becking, bought the Steam Engine make all of our sauces and dressings by Rick will only get one chance at
Donations can be made through:
Cafe from Trevor Hill, who decided to hand here in the restaurant and serve the the transplant and needs community
San Mateo District,
go back to college to become a writer. best seasonally-available produce. For me, support to make it happen. Please
ICF – Rick Murray HT Fund
Becking has vast restaurant experience and it’s all about utilizing local food.” join the Jacksonville Review in this
c/o Virginia Fuentes
is the former owner of the highly-rated So far, the two top-selling menu items worthwhile fundraiser by sending a
2414 De Koven Avenue,
“Elements” in Santa Barbara, California. are the Boucherie Burger (ground to order donation to help his cause. All funds
Belmont, CA 94002
Three years ago, Becking sold his share of and hand-packed from prime top sirloin raised will help defray the cost of
“Elements” when he and his wife decided with a side of gourmet fries) and the frequent trips to Stanford for follow-up
to relocate to the Rogue Valley to be nearer mouthwatering Mushroom Panini topped appointments and testing to remain on
or online through PayPal at: http://
his wife’s extended family. “We wanted to with Oregon truffle mayo and cheese – the transplant list; medications pre-
raise our two daughters closer to family both a bargain at $9. transplant and post-transplant, including
All donations are tax deductible as a
and provide them a better quality of life Join Paul for lunch at the “C” Street Bistro costly anti-rejection drugs for the rest
501(c)8 fraternal organization.
and environment,” Paul said. from 11-3 Monday-Saturday. 541-261-7638 of his life; as well as the affiliated costs
For the past couple of years, Paul or of relocating the Murray family to the

Candy Shoppe Gets Sweet New Location Art Classes for Kids Now Offered!
The Candy Shoppe has moved to 235 Jacksonville artist, Mindy Pfrimmer
E California Street. Store owner, Melanie has teamed-up with the Creators
Scofield, who specializes in nostalgic Gallery to offer drop-in art classes on
candy and gifts, is pleased to announce Fridays from 3:45-5:00pm for kids ages
that the shop is now offering Cupcake 6-12. Classes cost $5.00 and include
Decorating Parties for all ages. Now, you supplies for varied arts & crafts
can have a party at The Candy Shoppe projects. The popular classes started
in the birthday room or have a Cupcake with only two students but have
Decorating Party prepared to go! grown to include as many as seven in
Melanie will be hosting an open house recent weeks.
on Saturday, March 19th from 11am-6pm For more info., check out her Facebook page The hands-on classes have featured
and invites everyone to come in for free at the creation of Thanksgiving banners
cupcake and truffle samples. or call at 541-890-1170. using crayons, paint, and potato
stamping, Christmas snowmen made water color painting, and egg coloring.
Realtors and Lenders Helping Veterans from mittens and socks, a Northern lights
landscape using oil pastel crayons with
Parents seeking more information on the
project are encouraged to contact Mindy at
Windermere Investors Marketplace and the process has been streamlined. a smear technique, step-by-step pencil or 541-899-3586
in Medford and Jacksonville has teamed- Often, eligibility can be determined within sketches, and crayon water color painting. or to stop in to the Creators Gallery at 145
up with David and Micah DuBeau of 48 hours. No DD-214 is required. David Future projects will include the use of 5th Street.
Sterling Savings Bank to get the word and Micah are veterans, having recently chalk art, fabric art, tie dye, cookie art,
out to veterans that they may still be served in Iraq themselves and they take
eligible for the $8,000 or $6,500 First Time
Home Buyer tax credit.
pride in serving their fellow veterans.
Windermere Investors Marketplace
Fifth Street Flowers Celebrates First Year!
Despite little media coverage, these will be partnering with David and Micah items. When you do, you’ll
credits have been extended to members and holding classes to further inform receive a free flower!”
of the military interested veterans Each Friday, 5th Street
and certain other of their options. Flowers thanks its customers
federal employees An eligible veteran with by offering 50% off fresh-
serving outside can obtain a 100% cut stems. They also offer web
of the U.S. on loan and take specials throughout the month.
qualified extended advantage of the Located next door to Pony
duty service for low priced homes Espresso, the shop is the
at least 90 days in today’s market. only full service florist in
during the period With the help of a Jacksonville. “We offer a full
beginning after Realtor, veterans array of professional floral
December 31, can negotiate for services including custom
2008 and ending the seller pay the flower arrangements, delivery
before May 1, 2010. However, to take closing costs on the purchase of their This month, 5th Street Flowers service, and FTD wire service.”
advantage of these credits, an eligible primary residence. The veteran may celebrates its first year anniversary in The shop provides floral designs for
taxpayer must purchase, or enter into a receive the $8,000 or $6,500 tax credit in Jacksonville. To mark the occasion, every occasion - birthdays, anniversaries,
binding contract to purchase, a principal the process! owner Jill Nauman is offering free spring weddings, funerals, holiday celebrations
residence on or before April 30, 2011. The surprises featuring exciting new items and more.
eligible taxpayer then has until June 30, For further information, contact: from local artists. “No matter what size your event, as
2011 to close on the purchase. (Potential Windermere Investors Marketplace “We are so excited that our first year professionals, we look forward to helping
purchasers are advised to check with their Jacksonville Office 541-899-2000 was such a success that we want to give you achieve the look and feel that you
CPA or tax advisor.) Medford Office 541-779-7900 back to our community,” says Jill. To do want for your special day,” Jill adds.
There are many financing options Sterling Savings Bank so, she says, “We are participating in the Reach Jill at 5th Street Flowers 541-899-
available to eligible veterans including David DuBeau 541-608-1800 Medford Food Project and ask that you 9208 or online
100% loans. They are easy to apply for Micah DuBeau 541-608-2161 drop by and donate non-perishable food
March 2011 The Jacksonville Review Page 9

Local History A Little TLC

by Margaret LaPlante St. Josephs Catholic Rectory in they could get married at St. Joseph’s, and
Jacksonville will soon have new care- we had to say ‘no’ because they weren’t
givers. Parishioners of St. Joseph’s Catholic Catholic. But we could have held their
Church have filed with the State of Oregon ceremony at the Rectory if we had been
as Friends of St. Joseph’s, a non-profit managing it then. As soon as we get the
public charity, and are in the process of Rectory cleaned up, we’ll be able to do
filing for tax-exempt status with the federal things like that.”
government. Once that status is confirmed, Toward that end, the Jacksonville-
the Jacksonville Heritage Society will take Applegate Rotary has adopted the
steps to assign management of the Rectory Rectory as a Rotary at Work project this
to the Friends. year. “They love the building just like we
“We are delighted that the St. Joseph’s do,” explains Gieg, who is also a Rotarian
parishioners want to take on the Rectory’s and club member. “They will be repairing
management,” says Jacksonville Heritage the ‘C’ Street side – that’s the side that
Society president, Carolyn Kingsnorth. gets the most sun. They will be reglazing
“The Heritage Society’s goal is to find windows, repairing steps, scraping paint,
groups or organizations that will provide and repainting. They’ll also add a banister
the TLC needed to revitalize these historic to the interior stairs.”
buildings and their role as community Once the repairs are completed,
assets, and this is a perfect fit!” parishioners will provide on-going
“I think everyone maintenance. “We’ve
from the Church always been a
community is excited missionary church
Bank of Jacksonville was located where LodeStar bar is today. about this,” emphasizes from the Catholic
Photo courtesy of Southern Oregon Historical Society. Don Keck, Friends of community,” Keck
“The most colossal bank failure in his friend, Chester Kubli. In a similar St. Joseph’s secretary. point out, “so we’ve
the history of banking.” Those words scenario, Johnson admitted to using “We started thinking had to be self-
were spoken by E.E. Kelley during the $16,000 of the bank’s monies as though about the possibility of sufficient. Any repairs
trial of W.H. Johnson, the ex-president they were his own. The money was used caring for the Rectory to the church, any
of the Bank of Jacksonville. The year to finance Kubli’s cattle business. Johnson when the Southern landscaping, we’ve
was 1920, and just months before the allowed Kubli to overdraw his bank Oregon Historical done it. And now that
state bank examiners had locked the account by $42,000. Kubli was convicted Society began facing extends to the Rectory
doors to the Bank of Jacksonville and and sent to the state penitentiary. Many all of its budget short as well.
arrested the president, W.H. Johnson and individuals and businesses suffered falls. Now we have the “We’re excited for
its vice-president, R.D. Hines. Among financially from the schemes brought on opportunity to work in the opportunity,” he
the criminal charges the men found by the Bank of Jacksonville. One of the partnership with the continues. “And we
themselves facing were: misstatement of largest losses was incurred by Jackson Jacksonville Heritage understand that with
the bank’s condition, receiving monies in County. The treasurer of Jackson County, Society to maintain this it comes the burden
a known insolvent banking institution, Myrtle Blakely, found herself behind bars important piece of our of responsibility. We
false certification of checks, and making when she was arrested and charged with history—it’s a win-win would like to replicate
false statements to a bank examiner. “aiding and abetting a bank cashier to for us, for the Heritage Society, and for what the Historical Society is doing
Johnson was indicted on thirty counts make a false entry in a bankbook” and the community.” at Hanley Farm – a static display, but
and Hines on seven. The townsfolk were “malfeasance of office.” When she was The building located at the corner functional and viable. That’s what good
absolutely shocked. The men, who were put on trial, some jurors had a hard time of “C” and North 4th streets and now looks like!”
half brothers, were highly regarded in determining her fate which resulted in known as the Catholic Rectory was The Friends of St. Joseph’s have already
the community and involved with civic a hung jury. A second jury was seated constructed around 1869 for Nathaniel planned a fund raiser to cover some of
organizations and their churches. It but they were unable to find her guilty, Langell and John Bigham, co-owners the anticipated costs. On March 19th they
wasn’t long into the investigation when once again resulting in a hung jury. The of the lot. Langell ran a boot and shoe will be holding a Fish Fry and Auction at
dozens of men in the community found financial loss for Jackson County topped store on California Street and was twice St. Vincent De Paul in Medford. “We can
themselves behind bars facing charges $107,000. In the end, both Johnson and elected to the State Legislature. Bigham, feed at least 150 people there,” says Gieg.
of “aiding and abetting a bank cashier to Hines pled guilty (after initially pleading primarily a farmer, donated the land “If that many people come, we may call it
defraud a bank.” One prominent man, innocent) and were sentenced to ten (Bigham Knoll) for Jackson County’s ‘loaves and fishes.”
C.H. Owen, found himself in front of years in the Oregon State Penitentiary. first public school. The Langell/Bigham The menu includes snapper, rosemary
a judge while Johnson testified against It took the bank examiners ten years to building was purchased in 1875 by Father roasted potatoes, a vegetable, a green salad,
him. As it turned out, Johnson used the complete their investigation. In 1930 they Francis Xavier Blanchet to serve as the and dessert. “We hope we have a good turn
bank monies as his own and invested liquidated the bank’s assets and paid the Rectory for St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. out,” adds Keck. “It’s the best fish deal in
in real estate with Owen. By the time bank’s customers seventeen cents on the At one time the Rectory was owned by the Valley, and it’s for a great cause!”
the bank examiners arrived on scene, dollar. Robertson Collins, the individual who
Owen’s bank account was overdrawn by Margaret LaPlante is a local historian and spearheaded Jacksonville’s National
$60,000. Johnson admitted to falsifying author of the DeAutremont Brothers: Historical Landmark designation. The Friends of St. Joseph’s Fish
the bank records to cover up the deficit. America's Last Great Train Robbery and Both the Jacksonville Heritage Society Fry & Auction will be held Saturday,
Owen was convicted and sent to the On To Oregon: The Stories of 70 families who and
Coffee and morning refreshments the Friends
will beofprovided.
St. Joseph’s recognize March 19, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Vincent De
Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem. Once settled in the Rogue Valley. The books can be the Rectory’s historical importance. Paul, 2424 N. Pacific Hwy., Medford.
again, Johnson found himself on the pruchased through or “We’re going to make it open to the Tickets are $25 per person and must
witness stand, this time testifying against email public,” states Keck. “Our goal is to have be purchased in advance. Tickets
members of the church community, plus are available at the Jacksonville
anyone who wants to volunteer, act as Visitors Center, at Olsen’s Jewelry in
docents so people can see this great little Blackbird, or by calling Edie Ferrario
treasure we have in Jacksonville.” at 541-858-9431.
“We also want to use it for small Friends of St. Joseph’s are also
weddings, birthdays, and other seeking period appropriate furniture
ceremonies and events,” adds Terri Gieg, and accessories for the Rectory – tables,
Friends of St. Joseph’s Treasurer. “For chairs, dressers, bedsteads, armoires,
example, a young girl called me two years bookcases, etc. If you have pieces
ago. Her fiancé was going to Iraq, and you would consider donating, please
they wanted to get married. She asked if contact Terri Gieg at 541-899-8118.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR First Jacksonville Food Project Pick-up Day

Saturday, March 19, 2011 In last month’s Review, we ran a story coordinators (NC’s) pick up green cloth
about the Medford Food Project coming to sacks from food donors on the second
9am until Noon Jacksonville. This month, we are thrilled to Saturday of every other even numbered
announce that it was a major success. month, leave an empty to be refilled,
Please join the Friends of Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery, Jacksonville played an important part and then transport the bags to drop-off
Boosters and Rotary Clubs, the Masonic Lodge thanks to organizational and marketing sites. From there, the food is sorted and
and other community volunteers in a efforts led by Jacksonville’s Susan divided by 20 food volunteer programs
winter clean-up of the cemetery grounds. Whipple. On the very first Jacksonville for quick distribution. The program is so
food pick up day, more than 8200 pounds simple and successful and has caught the
Bring gloves to wear, gas powered blowers, leaf rakes, of non-perishable food was collected in attention of Governor John Kitzhaber who
Jacksonville, Medford and Central Point is reportedly interested in backing the
pruners and a broom. Meet at the Sexton’s Tool House. and then distributed to Rogue Valley food program statewide! The next pick up day
banks and pantries. for our area is April 9.
Coffee and morning refreshments will be provided! “It was a totally amazing experience to Please check out www.medfordfoodproject.
see all this food arriving at the drop-off com or call 541-210-8288 to learn more about
For more information, please contact Dirk J. Siedlecki at 541-826-9939 site,” Whipple said. The Medford project donating and/or becoming a neighborhood
is based on the success of the Food Project coordinator.
in Talent and Ashland. Neighborhood
Page 10 The Jacksonville Review March 2011

The Unfettered Critic Jacksonville Kiwanis Honors

by Paula Block Erdmann & Terry Erdmann January Student of the Month
For January, the Kiwanis Club of Champions. One of his role models is pro
Why Don’t We Do It On The Road? Jacksonville selected Evan McGrath to be bodybuilder Kai Greene, known for his
(Southbound Edition) honored as Student of the Month. intense focus and mental approach to life.
Evan, a senior at However, the person

od bless Dwight David anything in the way of actual South Medford High who has influenced him
Eisenhower. refreshments. For that, we expanded our School is the son of the most is his dad, who
Seriously. horizons to the rest facilities at roadside Michael and Teresa he says has helped him
As thirty-fourth president of the United restaurants. McDonald’s is always McGrath of Jacksonville, become a man.
States, Eisenhower did American travelers available as an emergency port, but and carries a 4.0 His goal is to attend
a big favor when he initiated the “Federal there’s nothing alluring about the food. grade point average. a four-year college
Aid Highway Act of l956,” which brought We often drift away from the Interstate Some of his courses and major in exercise
about construction of the Interstate when we crave more interesting fodder. include AP English physiology or physical
Highway System. That was a hard act On this trip, Mount Shasta City, with Composition and therapy, with a minor in
to follow, but in l958 Ike topped himself its lovely backdrop of snowcapped Literature, Geometry, sports nutrition.
with “A policy on Safety Rest Areas for splendor, drew us like a divining rod. Ancient History, World Besides his passion
the National System of Interstate and And that’s where we found Strings, a Religions, Human Kiwanis Gay Wilson & Evan McGrath for weightlifting, he has
Defense Highways.” The central focus of sensational little Italian café with tasty Geography, Biology, deep love of reading
this decree was “comfort food (at bargain prices) German, and Physics. and owns an extensive personal library.
facilities” – toilets, in plain and its extremely pleasant He is an avid weightlifter, having He has also completed over 70 hours of
parlance. As a young restroom. started when he was 12. Last year he community service.
soldier, Ike had spent quite The second leg of our was nominated for the Breakfast of
a bit of time on the road journey, including the
himself. Back in l919, he’d stretch of “not-very-much- Jacksonville Kiwanis Honors
served with the U.S. Army’s of-interest” between
Transcontinental Motor Modesto and the Tejon February Student of the Month
Convoy, delivering military vehicles Pass, previously had led us into a The Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville has member of Torch Honors Society at school
coast-to-coast. “Facilities” in those days Kettleman City diner. The décor (lots of honored Brita Ethridge as Student of the and volunteers in the community.
were few and far between, an unpleasant vintage children’s pedal cars) is perfect, Month for February, a sophomore at South Brita’s goals are to graduate with a
fact that he apparently never forgot. and the indoor plumbing offers just Medford High School. high GPA and attend Brigham Young
So thank you, Ike. Without you, we what we’re looking for. But the kitchen, Brita is the daughter of Kimra and Dan University to get a Bachelors Degree ,
wouldn’t have enjoyed the shady refuge alas, does not. Hoping for a new (and Ethridge of Medford, and then on to Idaho
known as the Randolph Collier Safety better) experience, this time we carried and carries as 3.98 GPA. University to get
Roadside Rest Area while on our recent 800- a smart phone with a Mapquest ap. Some of the courses her Masters Degree.
mile trip down the I-5. Located alongside Tell us, Magic Ap, we inquired, where she has taken include Like her father, Brita
the bubbling Klamath River just south of shall we stop in this culinary desert? With Spanish III and Algebra plans on becoming a
the Oregon/California border, this facility an electronic bibbity-bobbity-boo, the II Honors which is Wildlife Biologist. She
was spotless and easy on the eye, even phone directed us to the Harris Ranch advanced for her class has volunteered at the
though its entrance is a concrete cloverleaf. Inn in Coalinga, an oasis located right year. She feels it has been Oregon Department of
Plus, this particular rest area doubles as a next to the Interstate. Inexplicably, most challenging but is Fish and Wildlife many
visitors’ center, complete with maps and we’d never spotted it before. The Inn, her favorite class. She times and really enjoys
information from friendly attendants. and its large dining room, is beautiful. is also taking Biology what they do.
Fourteen additional rest areas appeared The establishment’s staff raises the honors, English honors Brita says her parents
between the Oregon border and our Los beef, bakes the biscuits, and grows the and American Studies. have influenced her the
Angeles destination, which is pretty veggies, and the kitchen cooks up really Her favorite activity is most as they always
generous considering that the driving good food – Jacksonville-quality good hunting, which she has Kiwanis' John Beattie & Brita Ethridge push to do her best in
time – assuming one doesn’t stop (and food, in fact. The bathrooms, we happily been doing with her father since she was everything, and have taught her to have
how could we not, given the amount discovered, were really, really, really 11 years old. She really enjoys being in the good morals, good work ethics and the
of coffee we consumed) – is estimated nice, well-appointed with custom tile and outdoors as it allows her to spend quality importance of family.
at about eleven hours. Mere mortals relaxing decor. Official Interstate facilities time with her father. She is also active For further information, contact Gay
ourselves, we saw no reason to resist the notwithstanding, it’s probably the best in her church, currently in a leadership Wilson at 541-899-1934 or e-mail:
government sanctioned offerings. We rest stop you’ll find as you whiz (no pun position with youth girls. She is also a
tested several along the way, places with intended) up or down the 5.

Opera at the Library

evocative names like Willows, Elkhorn, We’re confident that Ike would have
Buttonwillow and the Tejon Pass. All were loved it.
equally refreshing in their own way; each Paula and Terry each have long impressive- Three Rogue Opera performers will is a graduate of Ashland High School
was clean (the primary criteria), with sounding resumes implying that they are sing in the Naversen Room on Sunday, and a recent graduate of Notre Dame de
minor variations in the size of the TP roll battle-scarred veterans of life within the April 17th at 3 p.m. Namur University in Belmont, CA. Kelly
and the speed of the automatic flush. Hollywood studios. They’re now happily Steven Gutierrez, Baritone, is a South will perform “Steal Me, Sweet Thief” by
None of them, however, offered relaxed into Jacksonville. Medford High School graduate and Italian-American composer Gian Carlo
recent graduate of the University of Menotti from his one-act opera The Old
FREE Family Discovery Concert Oregon School of Music. Steven will sing Maid and The Thief. She will also perform
by Rogue Valley Symphony “Tourne, tourne, miroir” from Les contes “Je Dis Que Rien Ne M’epouvante,"
d/Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffman), from the French opera comique Carmen,
The Rogue Valley Symphony and Music “hairy man-beast” monster. Act 4, by composer Jacques Offenbach. composed by Georges Bizet. The opera is
Director Martin Majkut will present their The RVS is taking part in the Orchestras The French libretto, was written by Jules based on the novella Carmen by Prosper
annual Free Family Discovery Concert Feeding America food drive with local Barbier, and based on short stories by Merimee, and possibly influenced by the
on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 10:30 Access, Inc. Even though the Orchestras E.T.A. Hoffman. Steven will also sing narrative poem The Gypsies by Alexander
am at Central High School (the former Feeding America food drive is a national “OTixo, Tixo, Help Me” from the musical Pushkin.
South Medford High School building) in effort put forth by the League of American Lost in the Stars, composed by Kurt Weill, Piano accompaniment is by Mikiko
Medford at 815 S. Oakdale. There will also Orchestras, the food donated during this and based on the novel, "Cry, The Beloved Petrucelli, who has studied and
be an Instrument Petting Zoo provided event will be distributed locally. Feeding Country" (1948) by Alan Paton. performed extensively in Japan, Germany,
by Larry’s Music and the musicians of the America provides emergency food Jamie Banister, Soprano, is from Austria, the Netherlands and the United
RVS prior to the concert at 9:30 am. assistance to approximately 4.5 million Grants Pass and a recent graduate in States as a chamber player, soloist and
This year’s Discovery Concert is people in any given week. The League of Music Education at Humboldt State accompanist.
specifically designed for families with American Orchestras was inspired to join University. Jamie will sing an arietta, This special performance, a benefit
children from 3-10 years old, though into this national food collection project “Vaga Luna, che inargenti,": from for the library, is sponsored by the
music lovers of all ages are welcome. The by the story of Nathaniel Ayers, a gifted Composizioni da Camera, a set of fifteen Jacksonville Friends of the Library
seating is open, with no tickets necessary. Juilliard-trained string player who was collected compositions for voice and and produced by the Jacksonville
The concert will feature Michael living on the streets of Los Angeles as a piano by composer Vincenzo Bellini. She Events Guild. A contribution of $5, to
Lankester’s A Pocket-Sized Guide to the result of a mental illness. He was noticed will also perform “What Good Would benefit Saturday library hours, will be
Orchestra and Peter Schickele’s The Chenoo by LA Times columnist Steve Lopez, and the Moon Be?” from the American opera, appreciated. Seating is limited.
Who Stayed for Dinner. During A Pocket- their relationship expanded to include "Street Scene," composed by Kurt Weill, For more information, call Annette B.
Sized Guide to the Orchestra, instruments staff and musicians of the Los Angeles with lyrics by Langston Hughes, and McGregor: 541 899-1088. The Jacksonville
enter the stage one by one. While the Philharmonic. Please be generous in based on the book and Pulitzer Prize- Library is located at 340 West “C” Street.
conductor, Martin Majkut, speaks to your contribution of non-perishable winning play Street Scene by Elmer Rice. Please use the California Street entrance for
the audience, he is upstaged by activity food items to the collection barrels at the Kelly Hammond, Mezzo Soprano, the Naversen Room.
behind him. Later, the audience will Discovery concert on March 12.
help him to identify the mischief makers, Please visit the website at www.
showing their knowledge of the orchestra.
Composer Michael Lankester uses rap for further details about
the orchestra’s season of concerts.
Voices of the Applegate "Sing Spring"
poetry to introduce all the sounds of the The free Family Discovery concert is Voices of the Applegate, directed The performance will also be held
orchestra during this work. Peter Schickele sponsored by the Autzen Foundation, the by Blake Weller, will perform their on March 20 at 3:00 at the Applegate
is best known for his alter-ego of P.D.Q. Carpenter Foundation, and the James F. "Sing Spring" concert on Friday, River Ranch House, 15100 Highway
Bach. In The Chenoo Who Stayed to Dinner, and Marion L. Miller Foundation. The March 18 at 7:30 at the Historic 238, Applegate. The concerts are free.
Schickele shows off all the best tricks of the Rogue Valley Symphony Orchestra is Presbyterian Church, 405 E. Calif. Donations are appreciated. For more
orchestra in this spooky Micmac Indian generously supported by 2010-11 season Street, Jacksonville. information call Kathy at 541-846-6844
legend about a kind young woman and a sponsor Mr. Jim Collier.
March 2011 The Jacksonville Review Page 11

Hey Steve, Southern Oregon

What’s it Worth? Historical Society
by Steven Wall by Allison Weiss
Losing Your Marbles Who Makes History: You Do

ho hasn’t heard of, or used “scissors” literally cut the molten glass History: Made By You is the Southern land and so on. Then we grappled with
the expression, “Losing your into shape at a rapid pace, leaving behind Oregon Historical Society’s new the historic roots of these issues.
marbles?” Metaphorically the teltail “pontil” mark on opposite ends community outreach, traveling exhibit From this discussion, a few topics
speaking, marbles seem to be equivalent where the glass rods were cut. program. This project has been in the emerged as being of most importance.
to brains or wits. Or maybe marbles Eventually, in the 1890’s, when the planning stages since last February when We asked for volunteers who wanted to
simply refer to a tenuous state of human first machine-made marbles were we determined that we would not be continue their involvement in this project
sanity held in-check by a hand-drawn manufactured in Germany, the little glass able to reopen the Jacksonville Museum. by helping to develop the exhibit. Our
circle in the dirt. Knocked out of the circle, balls were completely smooth and pontil- Without a museum, how do we keep next meeting was held several weeks
you lose. All of this led me to think about free. At the time, most American children doing exhibits and giving the public later (we ate cheese from Central Point’s
the game of marbles itself - which seems were playing with the German-made access to our vast artifact collection? Rogue Creamery for inspiration!) and we
to have gone the way of hopscotch & jacks marbles until WWI put a stop to their Our answer is through traveling narrowed down the focus of the exhibit.
along with just about every other outdoor importation. And since American kids’ exhibits. Traveling exhibits are nothing While many people in the group had an
game that healthy young American thirst for marbles wouldn’t be quenched, new in the museum field. A majority of interest in old buildings, we decided that
children played before the advent of U.S. glass companies began making museums either make traveling exhibits buildings can be used as the framework
computerized video games. them. This ushered-in the “Golden or host traveling exhibits that are on loan for an exhibit on a broader theme. Since
I believe the upper age range of my Years.” American marbles with names from other institutions. What’s different agriculture was a key component in
generation of baby boomers were the like Popeyes, Peltiers, Peerless Patches, about our traveling exhibit program the development of Central Point, the
last to play the “Great Akro Agates is that we are not the ones making the group chose agriculture as the main
American Outdoor and Corkscrews exhibit. You are. That’s why we call this topic, and will explore the evolution of
Games,” including, appeared. Every program History: Made By You. agriculture in the area through some key
capture the flag, stoop Five & Dime Several times a year, we will be buildings – the grain silo of the Grange
ball, jump rope and the carried an array choosing a different community to Co-op, the Rogue Creamery, and sites
like. After reflecting, I of marbles by work with on the creation of an exhibit. where agriculturally-related buildings no
realized that I had not manufacturers “Community” can mean many different longer stand: Woodlawn Acres and the
actually been part of the such as Master things – a geographic community, a former livestock auction grounds.
“marble generation.” I Marble, Vitro specific age-group, an ethnic group, a scout The people who volunteered to be part
missed it. Yes, we had Agate, Alox group, etc. The first step of the process is of this project are now out researching
marbles – the cats eyes - Manufacturing, holding a forum at which members of the the history of these various locations and
those cheaply-produced Champion Agate, community gather to talk about issues that collecting photos and artifacts. The story
machine-made glass Christensen are important to their community. they want to tell is about how the people
orbs from Japan which flooded the Agate Company and We kicked off our first History: Made involved in agriculture have adapted
American market in the 1950’s. But cat Ravenswood Novelty By You program at a public forum in to the changing times. They are also
eyes are to marbles, as cubic zirconium Company. While many Central Point at the end of January. looking for places to install the exhibit
is to diamonds. But what did we care? companies were losing Residents old and young attended the and are out soliciting businesses that will
We were too busy flipping Maris & their shirts during meeting – members of the “Pointers” provide a temporary exhibit space that is
Mantle baseball cards to think about the Great Depression, group (graduates of Central Point High publicly accessible.
winning a paltry marble or two. American marble School), business owners, long-time I like to think that this group of Central
There was a time… yes, way companies thrived. residents, new residents and Mayor Hank Point residents is making history! This
back, between two world wars, Things went well for Williams. The group facilitator led a is the first of many groups with which
when marbles had their glory days. It the American marble industry until lively discussion about topics that were we will be working to create traveling
was a time of fantastic colors, swirls after WWII when the Japanese invented of the greatest interest to the participants. exhibits. Stay tuned for more updates on
and sizes - a time when marbles were the ubiquitous Cateye marble, a super We discussed the growth and demise of History: Made By You!
the equivalent of money to kids who cheaply-made, mass-produced marble small businesses on “Main Street;” how
collected them. Marbles were traded, of questionable artistic value. The Central Point developed as a result of the Allison Weiss is Executive Director
gambled and played-with for countless Cateye put the cabash on the US marble railroad and Interstate 5; how housing of the Southern Oregon Historical Society.
hours. This is not to say marbles were industry, and it never recovered. developments are being built on farm She can be reached at
invented during the inter-war period. Today, marble collecting has nothing to
No, they have a much longer and colorful
history. Written of in ancient Roman
do with shooting marbles in a dirt circle.
It’s all about rarity, condition, quality and
Have a Ball at the Britt Bash!
texts, perhaps the name “marble” was original boxes. Some of the most sought live auction hosted by
derived from the early round balls played after marbles today are sulfides and lutz’s. Scott Lewis, Shannon
with by Roman children. Clay marbles Sulfides are a 19th century Victorian clear Young and Britt Executive
have been found inside the tombs of the marble of large size encasing a cameo- Director Jim Fredericks.
Egyptian pyramids and in Aztec ruins. style figure in its middle. These often fetch Throughout the evening,
In 1559, renowned artist, Pieter Breugel between a hundred and two hundred Britt’s educational
the Elder, painted, “Children’s Games,” dollars each. A high quality, hand-made, programs will be
which depicts outdoor marble playing in 19th century lutz marble can bring over featured, including
a town square. Even Shakespeare tells us $200.00! The lutz, whether an onionskin or the String Quartet
of players who threw polished stones into swirl, is any marble containing goldstone, Academy and the Music
holes in the ground. which is aventurine glass that glitters with in the Mornings™
Marbles have been made of stone, an unmistakable reddish brown from the listening program for
marble, clay, china and glass. From the presence of copper particles. American elementary schools.
16th century until the mid- 19th century, marbles in their original boxes seem to be The festive evening of
glass marbles were individually made, another hot area of collecting. Collectors fine dining and exciting
one at a time. Then in 1846, Elias Greiner seek mint condition boxes of marbles with Enjoy a festive evening out while auction items will help
Vetters Sohn, a German glassblower, colorful graphics as well as smaller-run benefiting the educational programs of Britt Festivals continue these popular
invented a tool called the marble scissors. productions from short-lived companies. Britt! Britt’s annual gala fundraiser, the programs for youth throughout the
The tool enabled quick manufacturing of Whatever direction you decide about Britt Bash, is Saturday, April 16 at the Rogue Valley and beyond.
glass marbles at a price that was a viable collecting marbles, just make sure of one Rogue Valley Country Club in Medford. Join Britt for this fun evening! Tickets
economic proposition for the maker and thing: Keep them in a safe place…and be The evening includes a gourmet dinner, to the fundraiser are $100 per person.
buyer. These marbles became increasingly sure not to lose your marbles! and live and silent auctions including Sponsorship opportunities start at $500. To
popular throughout Europe and America Steve Wall lives in Jacksonville and is the exclusive “only at the Britt Bash” items! learn more, or to purchase tickets to the Bash,
and included an enormous variety owner of Wall Auctioneers. He may be reached Those items include a guitar signed by contact the Britt office at 541-779-0847, or
of colors and intricate patterns. The at 541-261-4103 or artists from Britt’s 2010 season, the visit See ad on page 7.
original painting “The Magic of
Music” by Kim Novak that was
Mardi Gras Ball-Rogue Valley Symphony Guild featured as the 2010 Britt Fine
The Rogue Valley Symphony Guild is Arts Poster, exclusive concert
presenting a Mardi Gras Ball to benefit packages and more.
the Rogue Valley Symphony on March All proceeds from the Britt
12, 2011 at 6 pm at the Red Lion Inn, Bash benefit the Britt Institute,
Medford. The Big Easy Band will provide Britt’s educational arm.
New Orleans jazz for dancing. Cocktails Since 1985, the Britt Institute
begin at 6pm and a Creole dinner based has included education
on Brennan’s famous New Orleans and community outreach
restaurant will begin at 7pm. The cost programs that inspire,
is $75 per person. There will also be a develop talent and offer
silent and oral auctions plus a raffle. RVS opportunities for people
Maestro Martin Majkut will be featured to engage with artists and
as King of the Mardi Gras. Festive Mardi music beyond the stage.
Gras attire is suggested but not required. The evening includes a
hosted bar and silent auction beginning "The Magic of Music"
Please RSVP to the Rogue Valley Symphony
Maestro Martin Majkut at 5 p.m., followed by a gala dinner and by Kim Novak
Guild by March 5th at (541) 899-2927.
Page 12 The Jacksonville Review March 2011

Love your Landscape Garden of the Month

by Adam Haynes by Kay Faught

It’s time to get ready for Spring! My Neighbor's Garden

ith Spring upon us, this is If you have an automated irrigation pring is close and I’m glad of cedars hides the patio, but provides
the time to prepare for the system, start by putting in a fresh back to be back to my column and another opportunity! We ducked onto a
beautiful growing season up battery in your control box. Turn on discovering new gardens in stepping stone walk and were in her back
ahead. In this issue, I’m discussing some each zone and make sure each is working and around Jacksonville. This month, garden hideaway! Greeting you is an
helpful suggestions that I hope will normally. Adjust sprinkler heads, check I toured Barbara and Jim Oakes condo elegant, potted, deep burgundy hellebore
make your landscape more beautiful and for water over-spray and any water waste patio garden. “Tour” may not be the right lenten rose, and beneath, three stone
rewarding this year. in the system. Usually in the drip zones, word, but “joyous jaunt” seems to fit! I bunnies look up and join you in taking in
How do you get a lush green lawn and emitter heads and connections come loose have always had a special place in my the beauty of the hidden blooms popping
keep it that way? In our area most lawns over time so take the time to work your heart for the possibilities and challenges out in the shade. The back row of cedars
are perennial rye - as the days get longer way through the system. patio gardens offer, and Barbara's is has surface roots, limiting planting
and the soil The trees and shrubs in a great example of the possibilities of options, yet the 2 X 7 bed continues the
heats up, your landscape appreciate “before and after” in gardening life. forest floor feel. Where plantings can’t
our grass a little care. Make sure work, pots add more variety. Only eight
will begin to that all dirt and mulch feet and you are done, but in that space
green-up and are removed from around a 4 X 4 space juts out from the patio,
grow again. the trunks and bases of providing an unexpected meditation
It’s good to trees and shrubs. Remove garden! With moss-covered pavers, an
go through broken or damaged limbs aged stone bird bath and a sheltering St
your lawn and branches. Add some Francis holding his tiny bird, the area
with a heavy fertilizer to trees and is tucked with an array of aged pots
duty leaf rake shrubs – a good choice is a of rosemary, thyme, chives, and basil.
and remove 10-10-10 blend. Tucked next to the pots, a stone statuary
any built-up Your lawn equipment chicken with hints of moss and weather-
thatch and remove lawn debris. needs a fresh tank of gas and it’s a good worn edges, offers the final calm. Your
Spring is also the time to add lime to idea to change the fuel filter, too. Make senses and eyes take in a restful retreat.
your lawn. A good rule of thumb is 8-10 sure the blades are sharp and ready for Condo living has its challenges and
lb. per 1,000 sq. feet. PH is use. Clean any changes. Barbara mentioned that if you
an important aspect of turf debris from the are a gardener, you have to let go. All the
care and your lawn will look My simple Spring to-do list: equipment. beds and shrubs are fixed and removal
better with a PH boost that a 1. Lawn care to help perk up Refreshing the often has to go before a board, but the
lime application provides. your lawn mulch in your lack of sweeping, edging, raking, and
Aerating your lawn in 2. Weed control-pre-emergent planting beds has work are a blessing to Barbara. She can
Spring has many benefits and 3. Irrigation system check many benefits now enjoy her garden rather than always
opens up hard, compacted 4. Tree and shrub care and just looks working in it. She commented that before,
soil, giving it a chance to 5. Getting your lawn equipment better! Also, she would buy six flats of annuals for her
soak-in needed nutrients ready for the season adding mulch hillside, while here, one flat produces
and water that otherwise 6. Spruce up planting beds with helps with weed The Oakes have been in their condo three times the impact!
don’t make it into the roots. new mulch control and water for eight years. Prior to that, they’d spent Barbara did think that moving into
Aeration also helps the over- 7. Maintaining outdoor conservation. thirty two years with a large shaded “town” would provide a respite from
seeding process. structures like patios, fences, Take a look hillside garden here in Jacksonville. the “deer problem.” She laughed as she
As the grass begins to grow, pergolas, arbors at any of your Barbara's city childhood had exposed her mentioned that the day she and Jim
it’s time to add a nutrient rich outdoor wood to her mom's shrubs, but it was an aunts moved into the condo, she looked up and
8. Plant trees, shrubs &
fertilizer. Most turf fertilizers structures. Power home next door that was a big gardening saw three deer standing across the street
come in a granular form wash them first influence. She always noticed the flowers watching and welcoming them.
and the directions are clear and then refresh her aunt had and loved the amazing Her only regret is the soil. Because it is
about the application rate and process. your fences, arbors and pergolas with a beauty and array of colors. Today, a housing development with shrubs, bark
There are also organic fertilizers now new coat of wood stain. Barbara gardens because of the beauty of cover, and pre-planned planting, no soil
available. Fertilizers are very beneficial but Oh, and don’t forget that Spring is also color, and the results gardening
consistency is important throughout the a great time to plant trees, shrubs and brings, as well as the therapy of
whole growing season. The healthier the perennials. working outside.
grass, the more disease-resistant it will be. I’m looking forward to a great Spring Welcoming you to Oakes
Spring weeds are a challenge and and another year of living in our beautiful home on “F” Street is a “little
adding a pre-emergent to your planting town of Jacksonville!!! boy fishing” bird bath on the
beds can help you get a step ahead of Adam Haynes is the owner of Artisan corner of the drive. Nestled into
the weeds. Like fertilizer, pre-emergent Landscapes Inc. He can be reached at her only sunny “amended soil”
usually come in a granular form – follow 541.292.3285 or adam@artisanlandscapesinc. bed, it becomes a focal point
the rate application on the container. com. See also in the summer, rising out of a
brilliant zinnia display that is
shared with passersby’s. On

Rotary Roundup the other corner, two small

obelisks frame the yard. When
a condominium setting is
by Bruce Garrett “manicured, patterned amending has been done
This is the first of a series of articles contributed roughly $500 million to fund and alike,” individual and old surface roots fill
explaining: 38,000 students from 100 countries. These garden character adds a many beds. She has carved
• What is Rotary? cultural ambassadors use the skills they true sense of welcome, out one good rich bed and
• Who are Rotarians? acquire through their studies abroad to and Barbara has the rest is done in pots. But
• What does Rotary do? help their communities. Rotary clubs mastered that in such then, it also prevents her
Rotary is one of the largest and most promote peace by initiating thousands a warm way! A sentry from being drawn back into
influential international humanitarian of humanitarian projects every year that to her porch entry, a all the work! Minimal work
service organizations in the world. address the underlying causes of social terracotta urn bird feeder and no heavy duty upkeep
Rotary’s 1.2 million members worldwide instability and conflict – hunger, poverty, stands tall over a set of are evident when you see her
belong to more than 33,000 Rotary disease, and illiteracy. terracotta twin doves. patio seating bench. Lifting
clubs in more than 200 countries and Rotary’s top philanthropic goal is to Both are covered with the seat lid, Barbara shares
geographical areas. As volunteers, Rotary eradicate polio worldwide. Since 1985, aged moss. With only a her “garden shed,” which is
members have been serving the needs of Rotary members have donated their time railing for division, the all she needs!
communities worldwide since 1905. and money to help immunize more than small front patio beckons Barbara's favorite time
Rotary is a global network of business, two billion children in 122 countries. To you to a sitting area of of year in the garden is
professional, and community leaders. date, Rotary has contributed more than hanging plants, potted summer, with all the color,
Through volunteer service, the women US $800 million and countless volunteer winter sticks tucked with when she can settle down at
and men of Rotary build friendships hours to fighting the disease. tiny spring daffodils and moss, a lamp for 4 pm with a glass of wine and a book and
and enlarge their circle of business and Rotary and its partners have reduced evening reading, and a tall antiqued bird enjoy it all.
professional acquaintances. Participating polio cases by 99 percent worldwide. house on the center table. The focus is From an acre-shaded hillside retreat
in international service projects allows Less than 2,000 cases of polio were ambiance rather than size. Drawn beyond eight years ago, to her condo patio, she
Rotary members to connect with people reported in 2008, compared with 350,000 the patio, a tall corner cedar catches your has experienced the blessings of both,
from around the world and promote cases in 1988. Polio remains endemic in eye and provides a celebration area for and I think the condo patio has won!
cross-cultural understanding. just four countries: Afghanistan, India, birds! Old and new feeders and an old Thanks, Barbara... Kevin and I just may
Rotary promotes peace and Nigeria, and Pakistan. wooden bird house give a touch of forest “downsize” sooner rather than later!
international understanding through its To find out how you can be a Rotarian and provide life to the garden. Kay is the owner of Blue Door Garden Store,
educational and humanitarian programs. talk to a Rotarian or contact the Rotary Club Barbara and I walked down the located at 155 N Third Street. Specializing
Rotary sponsors the largest privately of Jacksonville-Applegate, PO Box 1504, common sidewalk beside her condo, in paraphernalia for the home gardener, she
funded international scholarship program Jacksonville, OR 97530. leaving her personal space, but only carries garden gifts, decor and a wide variety
in the world. Since 1947, Rotary has briefly! Sheltered behind the condo, a row of pots, tools, gloves, and organic products.
March 2011 The Jacksonville Review Page 13

Garden Variety Computer Tech Talk

by Michael Altman by John Trivers

The Medicinal Garden It's a Game Changer

s you consider your first or two, with a muslin cloth we can strain t's been almost a year since Apple antivirus scans to run. No disk to
plantings of spring, it’s worth the leaves from the oil and are left with released the "innovative" iPad. The defragment. Simple. ( A caveat and
prepping some starts of herbs a rosemary oil infusion. We can use our months leading up to its release humble prediction – Several tablet
that have known nutritive and medicinal rosemary oil on salads and with cooked were shrouded in mystery and intrigue manufacturers have attempted to
benefits and high levels of foods such as chicken, or as only Apple can do. While techies and “squeeze” the Windows 7 operating
cell protective antioxidants, we can use the oil topically gadget freaks pondered the form and system onto their devices. Not a good
vitamins, and minerals. for achy knees or shoulders. features of the mystery device, industry call...these will likely disappear)
It’s also worth planting Rosemary infusion is an analysts raised eyebrows and questioned 3. Portability. Whether you’re traveling
some perennials that can exhilarating massage oil that whether such a device would even sell. from the kitchen to the bedroom,
become a major part of permeates tissue, leading Many doubted the wisdom of Steve Jobs down to the local coffee shop, or
your herbal medicine chest. to pain relief. Perhaps, next and Company on this crapshoot. In the 9 jetting off to some foreign land, a
Culinary herbs are hard time you go to The Spa, you months since its release, Apple has sold 15 tablet is easy on the shoulders (as
to beat in terms of bang- can go green and ask your million iPads and garnered an estimated in backpack, book bag or purse),
for-your-buck nutritive and massage therapist to apply 95% of the tablet market worldwide. The requires no additional hardware and
medicinal value, while also your personal supply of likes of HP, Blackberry, Motorola, and will stay charged for days in between
offering other gardening rosemary oil. other manufacturers are now racing to uses.
Ahhhh, summer's harvest isn't
advantages such as being I’m a big proponent of catch up. Wise, indeed. 4. Versatility. There are thousands
that far off. Purple basil tops a
relatively easy to grow, not planting sufficient numbers The iPad's "wow" factor has quieted of “apps” designed specifically for
summer heirloom tomato, onion,
taking up much room, and of culinary herbs that you and now people are beginning to see this tablets and that number is increasing
and fresh mozzarella salad
not being too reliant on can make a meal with device as more than a toy, or the newest rapidly. These programs are priced
highly fertile soil. different ones each night of the week. high-tech gadget. Apple essentially at a fraction of their computer
Parsley is long on nutritive value, Oregano, though strongly flavored, is changed the counterparts and often include
and though it’s relatively inexpensive quite powerfully anti-microbial. playing field features unavailable on the computer
to purchase in the store, there’s nothing I often have people pair oregano with in the creation version. Managing information,
quite like using herbs straight from the garlic (a no brainer, right?) in meals of the iPad playing games, sharing photos and
garden to put into a food processor and or sauce to help manage conditions and in one music, tracking finances and business
make chickpea dip (hummos) or other such as candida, which involve fungal bold move, inventory...the list is quite literally,
sauces or simply chop for a salad or and bacterial overgrowth in the small ushered in the huge.
casserole. Finely chopped, and quickly intestine. Due to their aromatic oil era of tablet 5. Simplicity. Put an iPad in front of a
consumed after picking, parsley’s flavor content, most culinary herbs help computing. 5 year old and in minutes she’ll have
goes a long way. Nearly free of calories improve digestion and may improve The iPad figured out much of what is needed
in quantities typically eaten, parsley nutrient absorption. Research has and similar to operated the device. Now, I’m not
neatly defines the concept of nutrient also been accumulating over the past lightweight, suggesting running out and getting
density, which is essentially the amount decade indicating that culinary herbs internet- your kid an iPad. But what is missing
of nutrients we get from a food relative to are powerful allies in cancer prevention, ready tablet devices offer long battery here is the intimidation and fear
the amount of calories consumed. Parsley slowing tumor formation, and blocking life, quick performance and access to factor that often accompanies trying
is extremely nutrient dense. Too bad to their growth. literally thousands of applications that out new technology.
think back on all those times you, I, a If you have any other ideas for simple do everything from checking email to A number of well-known manufacturers
friend or family member left parsley on culinary herbs that make it into your own watching full-length movies. Tablets are have stepped up to the plate in bringing
his plate for scrap. herbal medicine chest and meals, let me the new kids on the block, but they're their tablets to market - the Apple iPad,
Rosemary is a versatile perennial that know by email and I can feature your here to stay and will change the way we HP’s Touchpad, the Motorola Xoom,
people widely grow in the relatively ideas in an upcoming “Garden Variety” use computer technology. Blackberry’s Playbook and the Samsung
temperate climate of southern Oregon. I column. Happy planting! The suggestions that a tablet is merely Galaxy are leading the pack. Each brings
like to pick rosemary leaves, dry them on Michael Altman is a nutritionist and herbalist an over-sized smartphone or under- its own flavor of operating system, features
a screen for up to a week, top off an 8-12 who teaches at Southern Oregon University powered laptop overlook its capabilities. and style, yet all (except the iPad and
oz mason jar with them and then cover & College of the Siskiyous. He consults with While it may not have all of the features Galaxy) are currently still in production.
the leaves with olive oil. After leaving the individuals throughout the Rogue Valley and of these other devices (you can't put it in Expect to see each of these other devices by
herbs in the well topped-off jar for a week beyond. Reach him at your pocket or store your entire video summer’s end, all likely to be in the same
collection on it), the tablet in many ways price range.

The Weed Wrangler is redefining and reshaping the use of

technology in our day-to-day world.
By the way, the notes, web clippings
and thoughts for this article were created,
My top 5 reasons why tablets will stored and accessed over several days
by Bob Budesa become our everyday "go to" computers. within the Evernote application on
1. Speed. Push the power button, the a tablet and a computer. The article
Now is the Time for... device goes on instantly, every time. itself was written in a word-processing
Broom Control For most people, composing and application (again, tablet and computer)
sending a short email on a tablet and the file was saved in the Dropbox

he broom family (Scotch, is therefore important to treat each major will take less time than turning on a application on these same two devices.
Spanish, French, Portuguese) stalk with whatever method you choose. computer and waiting for it to boot to All of this work was done from the
are all non-native, It’s important to kill the entire the desktop screen. comfort of my living room, my office and
are all invasive, are all root system, as new sprouts may 2. Stability. Unlike the "once size one favorite coffee shop. All content was
controllable, and now is form from remnant root sections fits all" model of the Microsoft synced seamlessly, nothing needed to be
the time! left behind. The best and most Windows operating system, a tablet's emailed, transferred or copied. Oh, and
The optimal time to complete way to do this is with a operating system is designed and no children were forced to use an iPad at
control any weed is prior systemic herbicide like Roundup. coded from the ground up for the anytime during the writing of this article.
to seed production. Why A 50% solution can be applied to tablet itself. System and hardware
would one wait until cut portions, or scrapes made in the failures are virtually nonexistent John can be reached at
weeds produce yet another thin skin, and it will penetrate the with tablet devices. Performance
crop before killing them? Scotch Broom entire root system. doesn't degrade over time. No or 541-944-5819.
Right, it doesn’t make sense! Remember, if you use
All the brooms start blooming in
March/April, and produce seed pods
an herbicide, read the
label completely, and
Piano Recital to Benefit
shortly thereafter, so late winter/
early spring is the best time to begin
follow the directions
explicitly. Go on-line,
Jacksonville Library
your control treatments. and query broom control, Two well-known local
Other reasons to start controlling glyphosate (the active artists, the piano-duet
the brooms now are: 1) The seed ingredient in Roundup). team of Michele Alspach
pods have not yet been produced! Here’s a little tidbit – of Ashland, (left) and Joyce
2) The soil is still moist, and small Spanish Broom glyphosate products act Stevens of Jacksonville
plants can be pulled easily. 3) Nutrients are on various enzyme systems inhibiting (right) will present a recital
flowing even this early (they’re producing amino acid metabolism in what is in the Naversen Room of
blooms and seeds right? The energy has to known as the shikimic acid pathway. the Jacksonville Library at
be coming from someplace!), so lopping This pathway exists in higher plants and 2:30pm on March 26, 2011.
and treating the raw end with a systemic microorganisms, but not in animals. The recital, a benefit
herbicide like Roundup will send the If you have any questions, please feel free for the library, will
formulation deep into the root system. to call me at 541-326-2549, or email me at help provide funds for
Keep in mind that brooms keeping the library open
are considered systemically Bob Budesa moved to Jacksonville 20 years for additional hours.
compartmentalized, meaning nutrients ago, retired from BLM after 38 years where Featured will be music
flow up and down within each major he oversaw the noxious weed program with by Mozart, Brahms and
stalk, and don’t mix much with the Medford District BLM (850,000 acres) for Ravel. A contribution of
nutrient flow in other stalks, even though 20 years, worked in Wild Horse Program in at least $5.00 at the door
they all end up in the same root wad. It 1970’s and was a member of JWA for 2 years. will be appreciated.
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Jacksonville Travel Tales: A Yellowstone Winter

by Skip & Gayle Stokes

brilliant or in small groups on ridges or alongside creeks– first sends a stream of water up to about 75 feet out of
blue sky while the females and young gathered in large herds its grand elaborate cone. Then after about 20 minutes of
frames in the lower, drier areas of the park where there was spewing, it switches to a steam plume of equal or greater
a world of white. less snow. Here we also found herds of pronghorns height that roars like an engine. With the late afternoon
The air sparkles and bighorn sheep. sun low in the sky, a rainbow arced through the
with diamond Along the wide, steam cloud, connecting the plume to the earth.
dust – tiny prisms white expanses of While the air was often filled with steam or fog
of frozen moisture rolling snow dunes we from the thermal areas, it was also often filled
that waft on a gentle watched a red fox trot with bird calls. The loud blaring of trumpeter
breeze. Bison, elk, along – seemingly alone. swans signaled their arrival and splashy landing
and coyote draw Suddenly it stopped, sat on a flowing river. The raucous calls of the ravens
tracks in the fresh for awhile, and cocked often meant one had found food. Chattering
snow. Into the its ears, before diving chickadees darted amongst brush and trees. The
subdued hues of into the snow, head first, high tinkling of a dipper competed with the
early morning, a to look for its meal of a roaring of a waterfall.
thin blanket of fog small rodent. However, the sound that I’ll most remember
drifts in and out of However, it was the came to us our last day in the park. We saw a
Red Fox
the trees of Lamar bison that were the most coyote sitting on the ice, occasionally barking and
Valley. This is the prevalent. They plunged their massive heads into yelping. Then we heard an answer – the long, drawn-
world that greets deep snow, using them like a shovel to scrape snow out, spine-tingling howl of a wolf. We were only able
Castle Geyser us this January away from the meager grasses below. They walked on to get quick glimpses of it in the trees through a spotting
morning, our first day in Yellowstone National Park with the roads, creating traffic jams for snowmobiles and scope. That was okay. Hearing that single sound of wild
photographer Tom Murphy. snowcats. They grazed near the rivers and streams, aliveness confirmed what we already felt after a week in
Murphy has been photographing, traveling through, where the running water kept ice at bay. And they Yellowstone – life is being lived, abundantly, even in the
and exploring Yellowstone for over 35 years. He knows inhabited the thermal areas, like dark, hulking ghosts in white stillness of winter.
its wildlife, its vistas and its relationships better the steam that enveloped them. If you would like to contact Skip & Gayle regarding their
than most of us know our backyards. The week The thermal basins give travels, they can be reached at 541-899-9183 or skipstokes@
he shared it with us, I learned what it is that keeps Yellowstone an other-worldly
him coming back, especially in Winter. At this time aspect in any season, but they
of year, when most of the north is still and silently are especially eerie in winter,
waiting for Spring, Yellowstone is incredibly alive. with the juxtaposition of icy
Everywhere we looked tracks wrote stories snow and steamy heat. At
in the snow. A huge patch of trampled snow Mammoth, the steam curtain
that looked like a square dance had just been curls around Palette Springs,
stomped out signaled an earlier grazing area drawing back occasionally to
for a group of bison. A paint brush stroke in give us glimpses of the yellows,
the snow was the wing print of a raven that had greens and purples that define
settled momentarily and taken off. A straight the formation. At Old Faithful,
line leading to a large hole might be a red fox the geyser is still as predictable
pouncing on dinner under the snow. Tiny delicate Coyote in Winter, shooting its water 150
tracings were mice scurrying around. Though we never feet into a blue sky. However, it is not the most beautiful
saw a pine martin, we knew the small weasels were or spectacular geyser in the basin. Riverside Geyser
abundant by the numerous paw prints. fills a basin that looks like a huge flower pot, letting it
Bull elk with their graceful, arching racks stood alone overflow into the river, before erupting. Castle Geyser Thermal Spring
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History Blends with the Future at Fiasco Winery

By Janet Eastman

hen Dave Palmer
finished pressing the
juice out of grapes
for his estate wine, he could have tossed the seeds and
skins into fields to slowly decompose. Instead, he had
the leftovers made into cooking products that he and
his wife, Pamela, use at home and customers buy at the
Palmers’ Jacksonville tasting room.
Small bottles of grape seed oil and bags of grape seed
flour now share shelf space with award-winning Claret
and Syrah at Fiasco Winery.
“Customers who like our wine appreciate that we
also make culinary products from the grapes,” says
Dave Palmer. “It’s a local byproduct, repurposed
and manufactured in the greenish possible way, and
completely produced in the Applegate Valley.”
The idea to make something from pomace, the post-
pressing heaps of grape seeds and skins, is not new. Old
World vintners have been making grappa and grape
seed oil from it for centuries. Making flour from pomace,
however, is an innovative idea and one that the Palmers
immediately embraced.
Pam uses the flour in the biscotti and chocolate cookie
batter that she bakes for their five grandchildren. Dave
says it’s a healthy alternative to bleached flour and adds
a grape-nutty flavor.
But more than just that, the Palmers, who are big
believers in nurturing the land and the community,
think this project could launch a new
cottage industry. Wine and and every level of that historic industry shared with The name comes from an Italian word that means “to
food grown and sold us. They gave us their knowledge, time, experience bottle” and a tradition: If an actor missed a line, it was
here helps the local and wine.” said he “committed a fiasco” and the penalty was that he
economy, reduces In 1995, the Palmers returned to Southern Oregon and had to pay for a bottle of wine.
transportation costs and found people with the same wiliness to help. Two years For Fiasco and the Jacksonville Vineyards, Dave makes
fuel consumption, and later, they bought a homestead overlooking the entire what he calls “a killer Claret” and Oregon’s only Super
adds to Oregon’s growing eastern Applegate Valley. They planted 18 acres of Tuscan as well as small lots of Sangiovese, Zinfandel,
reputation as a source for vineyards and Dave started making wine with the help Chardonnay and other wines that sell for $19 to $40 a
healthy, sustainable products. of local experts and UC Davis textbooks. bottle. Their 2,500 cases sell out each year.
Last year, when the effort Their Jacksonville Vineyards wine label has a “I’m a proponent that the vineyard makes the wine
was just being introduced, photograph of William Matney, a hay farmer and and the winemaker can enhance that,” Dave says. “We
Dave referred to it as a “pilot gold miner who didn’t strike it rich but who built a enjoy the blending and the collaboration between grapes
program.” Pilot. Funny he farmhouse in 1897. One hundred years later, Dave and the winemaker.”
should use that word. and Pam moved in. Dave also designed and built the Fiasco tasting room,
Meet the Palmers: “Life couldn’t be more idyllic nor more peaceful nor surrounded by landscaping and open fields that attract
Way back in the 1960s, Dave and Pam were more tied to the land,” says Dave. “We truly love knowing hundreds of hang gliders and paragliders on Memorial
ninth graders growing up in Grants Pass. They met, that we are here as caretakers of this piece of history.” Day weekend. Spectators to the Starthistle Fly-in gather
dated and fell in love. He was the homecoming king and Over the years, they have added gardens and at a few Jacksonville wineries and scan the skies for
football captain and she was in the pep squad and an courtyards. In 2005, Dave used reclaimed wood to build colorful, gliding wings.
officer in student government. a wine lab and a small tasting room. Pam pours the wines, serves homemade appetizers
The fairytale could have included that they married “We are very much do-it-yourselfers,” says Pam. and tells the story about life in the Applegate Valley.
and lived happily ever after. Unfortunately, they broke “Dave has a passion for everything. He’s really active Both are eager to return the help they have received
up. Pam started dating someone else and Dave, who and curious. It’s hang on for the ride or get left behind.” along the way. A few years ago, they befriended Jim
didn’t get the athletic scholarship he counted on, joined In 2008, they moved their tasting room operation a and Jeanne Davidian, who own Caprice Vineyards near
the Air Force and trained to became a fighter pilot. few miles away on Hwy 238. The land there had been a downtown Jacksonville.
He had always liked flying. He had jumped on the dumping ground “We came up here blindly in 2005 and we were
then-new unmotorized sport of hang gliding when he for abandoned fortunate to meet Dave and Pam,” says Jim Davidian.
was still in high school. Now, in the Air Force, he was trailers and cars. “Dave managed our vineyard, did a custom crush
soaring with an engine. The Palmers and won a silver medal for us for our 2006 Cabernet
When he was 19, Dave returned home, sporting turned it into Sauvignon at the World of Wine Festival. He put us on
short hair and big biceps, and as he tells it, Pam Fiasco Winery. the map. He and Pam know everyone in the area. They
“couldn’t resist” him. They are well known and respected.”
eloped. That was 36 years ago. Fast forward to today:
The first of their two children The do-it-yourself duo are unstoppable. When some
was born 11 months later. people in their mid-50s are thinking of cashing out
They traveled the world, first and slowing down, the Palmers continue to push into
with the military and later the future.
when Dave flew cargo planes. The pomace project is one example. Dave Palmer
They toured centuries-old met ambitious seed-oil entrepreneur Kit Doyle early
wine caves in France, Italy and last year. By March, Palmer had given Doyle piles
Germany, and met with wine of pomace in which to experiment with making
merchants in Australia. cooking oil and flour.
Dave recalls “the openness Months later, after the laborious drying process,
that vintners, winery owners the seeds were squeezed for their nutritious cooking
oil and the remaining flakey bits were sent to Butte
Creek Mill to be stone ground into an organic
flour substitute. Both products retain the healthy,
antioxidant properties of grapes.
Doyle, who owns Southern Oregon Seed Oils
company with his wife, Lisa, also uses his Murphy
facility to convert sunflower, camelina and pumpkin
seeds into biofuels and other products.
What once was a pilot program is now a maturing
business that has captured the attention of Oregon
farmers and consumers.
Says Dave Palmer: “Our regional and international
customers may not all be wine drinkers, but they can still
bring something back from Southern Oregon.”
The wine, flour and oil are appealing, too, to people
who have traveled the world and have decided to stay
right here.

Fiasco Winery, 8035 Hwy 238, Jacksonville, OR

Open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., (541) 846-3022

Janet Eastman is a wine, food and travel journalist.

Her work can be seen at
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Speaking of Wine Sociability

by Duane Bowman by Linda DeWald

What’s in a Number… Ideas About Forming a Book Club

e love numbers. As awarded the wine a huge 95 while hy do it? they will be judged that their home is not
consumers, studies reveal Robinson’s assessment was that it was One of many reasons to ready for prime-time.
that those numbers we “unbalanced and faulty” She called the form a book club is the Often people say they will have you to
believe reflect wine “quality” are nearly wine “ridiculous”. And these were two opportunity for sociability. If you crave their home “after”: after their remodel; or
impossible to ignore as we browse wine highly skilled wine professionals! So congenial companionship with people after they conjure up the perfect home-
shop shelves. what are we to make of Parker’s claim who share your interests, forming a book made refreshments to offer guests; or
Many may criticize putting a number when he says, “… wine is no different club can make your desire a reality. after they straighten up so everything is
on something as complex as a wine and from any consumer product. There are Without the structure of a club, perfectly tidy.
many will extol the virtue of trusting specific standards of quality that full-time good intentions to get together with One measure of hospitality is to invite
their “own palate” over some number wine professionals recognize, and there acquaintances can slip by into weeks, people into your home anytime. If you
assigned by some critic. They’ll say it’s are benchmark wines against which others months, years, or into the land of wait for completion of all the “afters” in
like putting a number on the Mona Lisa can be judged.” Really? Then how does “never-happened.” your life, you may never open your home.
so you can compare her with another something like this happen? A club spin-off is gathering with The reality is most people don’t really
work of art. But no matter how hard you Well, we might as well resolve ourselves members outside of meetings. That will care if everything is perfect. They care
try, you’re going to find wines you’ve to the fact that numerical ratings will further enliven your social calendar. about forming community, and they feel
never heard of or tried on those shelves. exist and they will influence our purchase So rather than lament the lack of close to those who share their homes.
That’s when studies show we consumers behavior. We might as well also admit that sociability in your life, give this idea a go! As host, it’s hospitable to offer coffee,
pay attention to the numbers. Having wine critics aren’t robots, they aren’t even Which books? tea, and a modest snack to your guests.
these numbers is like bargain shopping consistent with themselves – making “find Many book clubs are set up so members Here’s a tip: don’t serve sticky or
with a cheat sheet. The game is to buy and follow a critic whose palate matches all read the same book. Another format to cumbersome snacks and give members
the highest number for the cheapest your own”, somewhat suspect advice. consider is to select one topic per meeting table space to set drinks and food so they
price. And we love the game. There’s even nothing wrong with with members choosing any book of their can hold their books when they report.
Some of us even memorize wine the occasional fun game of high score liking on that topic. How long to meet?
ratings like baseball fans memorize – low price, but if you really want to Topic examples are: southern Oregon While an unstructured atmosphere is a
batting statistics. Always on the lookout understand wines you need to spend time history; artists’ biographies; seasonal lovely thought, some people don’t get an
for the odd bargain. We even have apps tasting their variety – including those themes; or people who made an impact in equal amount of “air-time” to talk about
in our cell phones that can access the unrated, or maybe better described as a specific time period. You will learn a lot their book unless a time limit is set for
internet to tell us when we’ve found some “undiscovered,” by wine critics. as you explore various topics! all members. A goal of five minutes for
rare nugget. All based on someone’s Yes, you’ll find wines you don’t care Who to include? each person to present a summation, with
rating – and we might not even know for, wines that confuse, wines you love Your club could just be you and one a few comments from other members,
who that someone is. Did we find it on and wines you just can’t decide about. But friend, but a larger group keeps the works well.
CellarTracker or Did Snooth they’ll all contribute to your appreciation meetings vibrant, especially when some Almost any meeting requiring focused
or WineMcGee give us the tip? of this amazing drink. And most members are occasionally absent. More attention is optimal if it lasts no more
We may not even know or care how surprising, I can guarantee one thing about than ten members will stretch the average than one hour. Set the duration of
the rating is arrived at, but we know you. Your palate will change and you will person’s attention span to the limit. your club meetings to accommodate
92 is higher than 91. Far less confusing appreciate, maybe even prefer wines in the Members with a positive attitude who socializing at the start and a little cushion
than descriptive ratings like outstanding, future that you might even find offensive are eager to expand their horizons will for enthusiastic members who take a bit
extraordinary, jaw-dropping, today. It happens with everyone who contribute to the club’s success. longer to report.
overwhelming, rocking, or classic that embarks on the journey of discovering When to meet? It is best if members monitor themselves
our European cousins seem to prefer. wines and it will happen to you. Once a month is a good interval to find to keep on time. If that doesn’t work,
To us, those are as confusing as our own So relish the change and sample the and finish a book. More frequent meetings someone can volunteer to provide gentle
National Threat Advisory level. Now, is variety of wines you’re lucky enough can be a burden. You don’t want your club reminders to keep things flowing, perhaps
Elevated worse than Guarded? Is Orange to have right here on your doorstep. to feel like assigned reading in school. utilizing a visible hourglass timer.
worse or better than Yellow? I give up. Jacksonville is right beside the largest Prior to the initial gathering of the group, What to record?
Maybe they should have a “just kiss the concentration of wineries in this area, the think about what week of the month, day Your club will benefit if one member
wife goodbye now ‘cause you’re going Applegate wine country, and the spring of the week, and start time might be best captures information such as upcoming
to get bombed today” rating. Yes, it’s so season is about to make wine tasting for your members and why. Consider the meeting dates, locations and topics,
much easier to apply a number – and we in that scenic environment even more routine of your busiest members. Then plus book titles and authors for the
Americans like nothing more than simple. pleasurable. So take advantage of being present a few choices, describing your current month. They can email the data
So what’s wrong with this American here, grab a friend and get on with your rationale. Your forethought will help the to everyone before each meeting. This
approach to buying wines by the numbers? journey of wine discovery. group reach consensus. method is less fuss than each member
Well, for one thing it’s known to be Duane Bowman is a Director of Applegate Where to meet? writing it all down at the meeting.
biased. In a classic example, two very Valley Oregon Vintners Association and Of the myriad choices on where to Encourage members to mark their own
famous and respected wine critics Jancis winemaker at Cricket Hill Winery located at meet, my vote is to rotate to the homes calendars to automatically email their
Robinson and Robert Parker clashed in the 2 mile marker on Little Applegate Rd. of each member. This may be nervous- book information to the record-keeper
2004 over their widely divergent ratings Find him at or making for some people because they feel in advance of each meeting. Effective
for the new 2003 Chateau Pavie. Parker email Book Club - Cont'd. on Page 25

Sanctuary One at Double Oak Farm

by Robert Casserly
Summers in the Applegate Valley are wonderfully shake off their winter sluggishness and get on with The Sanctuary’s tours include an introduction to
warm, dry, and sunny. In autumn, the valley is bathed the busy work of survival. how nonprofit care farms like ours promote health
in heavenly light as the oak groves and grapevines One of the best ways to experience the beauty and well-being for people, animals, and the earth by
turn from green to gold. Winter is nice, too, because and life-giving energy of an Applegate spring is to studying and respecting the physical and spiritual
the long nights and cold air make the stars shine even combine an educational tour of Double Oak Farm with value of all living beings. Visitors get to meet some of
brighter in the Applegate’s dark, unpolluted skies. another popular Applegate outing, such as a trip to the Sanctuary’s staff, interns, and volunteers, then take
But in our opinion, the Applegate Valley’s most an Applegate vineyard, the historic McKee Covered a walk around our 55-acre farm with us, seeing and
glorious season is spring. As the days grow Bridge, pristine learning about lots of different things.
longer and warmer, more and more life-giving Applegate Lake, or During your tour, you might learn a little about
energy flows from the sun into the awakening a hike up the Mule Applegate Valley history, including about the Da-
earth, and the resulting transformation is truly Mountain Trail. Ku-Be-Te-De (pronounced Daw-Kew-Bee-Tee-Dee)
something to behold. Just like the rest people who lived in the Applegate Valley for 10,000
In spring, the grass in the valley’s hayfields of the Applegate years until being decimated by white settlers; how our
turns as emerald green as anything found in Valley, Double permaculture program is converting a former cattle
Ireland. There are flowers everywhere you look Oak Farm is ranch into an organic food forest; how our education
and songbirds chirping in the trees. Steelhead especially pleasant program tries to enlighten and inspire children of all
trout gather in the Applegate River, having in the spring. The ages; and how a small group of committed citizens can
swum upstream hundreds of miles, all the way abundant sunshine create a more humane community, one rescued farm
from the Pacific Ocean, to meet their mates. turns our spacious animal and house pet at a time.
Rainstorms bathe the forests of Douglas-fir and pastures a deep, rich The chance to meet the rescued animals we work
ponderosa pine, leaving behind the pleasant green as Timothy with is a very popular part of our care farm tours. The
scent of evergreens and fresh earth. In cool, damp grass, alfalfa, and barley reach for the sky. Our apple Sanctuary is not a petting zoo, and we never force any
places in the forest, magical plants like ground cone trees come back to life and dance in the breeze. Our animal to engage with people if they don’t want to,
and Indian pipe suddenly appear out of nowhere. rescued farm animals graze peacefully in the fields, but luckily for us most of the animals genuinely enjoy
And all the wild creatures who live in the Applegate happy as can be now that fresh grass is back on the and benefit from meeting new human friends. On any
Valley’s miles and miles of Rogue River National menu after eating hay all winter long. More and given day, you might meet some friendly horses, cows,
Forest, from ants so small you can barely see them different kinds of wild birds join our tame ducks and llamas, sheep, goats, pigs, ducks, geese, chickens,
to bears so big you think for a second you just saw geese for a swim around the pond and fountain we’ve or other kinds of farm animals. And the Sanctuary’s
Bigfoot having breakfast in the blackberry bushes, built for them. newly constructed cottages for rescued dogs and cats
Sanctuary - Cont'd. on Page 32
Page 24 The Jacksonville Review March 2011

Healthy Aging Soul Matters

by Gail Myers, Phd. by Kate Ingram, M.A.

Tips for Protecting Yourself On Discovering Your Self

hen disaster strikes anywhere During the past Holidays a report and couple of years ago, I came “We must be willing to let go of this life
in the world, we know about media news releases from the Oregon across an idea that completely we have planned so as to have the life that
it and we care that people Department of Justice alerted citizens to changed the way I view human is waiting for us”. I long-ago taped this
are in danger and suffering. Floods be cautious about supporting unfamiliar evolution. What it said was basically this: E.M. Forster quote to my desk, to always
in Australia are followed by cyclones, charities. They compiled an interesting that all spiritual growth and unfoldment remind me that something is waiting. It
mudslides ravage parts of Asia and list called Oregon’s 20 Worst Charities. comes from letting go. This simple little was hard to let go of something certain
South America, Haiti’s slow recovery For example, Number 1 Worst from sentence was, for me, revelatory. It is for an unknown future. Equally difficult
is still bad news. Appeals to overcome their nearly one-million-dollar income not by adding, but by subtracting that was the long process of uncovering that
human misfortunes come to us suddenly spent 96.37 percent on fundraising we become who we are. Everything is future. But growth and unfolding came
from everywhere. and management with two top officers already here, waiting for us to bring it when I let go of my old persona, took up
With Hurricane Katrina, even before together pocketing a half-million dollars. to light. Five centuries ago Michelangelo the chisel and grappled with my fears.
landfall, criminals were setting up Justice Department’s Charitable beautifully conveyed this same idea. “I It took a long time and required a lot of
websites that included the key word Activities Section official records put saw the angel in the marble", he said, chipping away to see what was waiting to
“Katrina” (such as www.katrinahelp. charities on that Worst list if they spent “and carved until I set him free”. be revealed. It also took no small degree
com and in line more than 75% percent of their donations It’s not easy to have this of courage. It always
to collect money and personal-identity on administrative costs – high salaries vision, to see the angel in takes courage to tell
information from good-hearted people. and staff expenses – and professional the stone, to trust that we the truth to yourself, to
The FBI tracked these appeals. In the fundraising. That leaves under a quarter are and we have all we need go in a new direction,
weeks after Katrina struck, they identified of your dollar spent on programs. already. It’s not what we to let go of what you
over 4,000 phony websites attempting to Better Business Bureau guidelines, are taught. We are taught know. It requires trust.
defraud the public. more stringent than the Oregon Justice to strive to create ourselves, It requires great love.
The nonprofit internet watchdog site, Department requirements in judging to acquire and get. Yet all It requires the belief in
Charity Navigator, reports that before charitable organizations, say a charity the great wisdom teachings something more.
tremors subsided on the day of Haiti’s should spend at least 65% of their tell us that everything is Letting go and
devastating earthquake a year ago, at collected funds on designated programs. already right here, right allowing, rather
least six totally new charity websites Oregon Attorney General John Kroger now, inside of us. Everything. than holding fast to
registered to collect donations. Those issued this statement with their list: “It Christ taught this, as did the a dubious certainty,
scams mixed in competing with the is important that generous Oregonians Buddha, as does modern is the journey to that
trusted and familiar nonprofit, religious, make charitable contributions to physics for that matter. something more. It is
and established disaster relief agencies legitimate organizations. Many charities The work, then, is not “out the hero’s journey, this
and still are. do great work, but some are little more there”. It is “in here”. The self-exploration, and
Americans respond to help unfortunate than scams that do little to help the people work is in the uncovering. by it’s very nature it
disaster victims and whatever helping- they claim to support.” Uncovering who we are is solitary and fraught
hand story appeals to us. Many very Currently more than 16,000 charities is very difficult. Fear and sloth tend to with danger. It is dark in the interior, and
legitimate charities serve those in need. from everywhere are registered with creep in, keeping us from revealing our disorienting. Fear jumps in to sow its seeds
Devastating events and especially Oregon Department of Justice, most inner splendor. We have to set aside our of doubt and discouragement. What are
in any holiday times bring out warm- actively seeking donations. The Attorney egos, our preconceived ideas of who you doing? This is too hard. Why stir things
hearted generosity of givers. Notice General cannot dictate how the charities we are or should be or need to be, and up? What if there’s no angel waiting inside?
during the Christmas season – starting spend your money, but he hopes this embrace a larger truth, one we may not We were happy enough. You’ll never make at
soon after Halloween – your mail was legislature will pass a law making Oregon have anticipated. Your life is indeed like a money at that.
full of solicitations from recognized the first state to eliminate tax deductions box of chocolates: you never know what Listening to this voice can petrify
and unknown charities seeking for charities which spend less than 30 you’re going to get. you. It can turn you to stone, render
support. ‘Tis the Season to help bring percent of their donations on the people This uncertainty frightens a lot of you impotent, frighten you away from
joy to orphans, destitute families, they claim to support. people from discovering what lies within. becoming who you are. But if you dare
veterans, incurably ill patients, disaster It’s not difficult to find out what happens The truth of the matter may well change to embark on this journey, help will
victims, or other unfortunates. to our charitable gifts. Go to the Oregon the trajectory of your life as you’ve known be there. Someone, be they teacher or
Made me wonder how so many Department of Justice online database, visit it. It could tear up your pea patch, causing counselor or friend, will appear to serve
charities got my name. Especially, or check with no-cost you to make uncomfortable choices and as a touchstone (when the student is
when they refer to my non-existent nonprofit internet evaluators like Charity stretching you beyond what you thought ready, the teacher appears); someone with
“generous past support” I’m sure they Navigator. We feel better about the charities you knew and who you thought you the faith and encouragement, objectivity
just bought my name from somebody we support when we know how their were. And it will affect how others see and insight to help you traverse the
else’s subscription list. Professional sponsors spend our money. you. It will challenge your little ego. You treacherous terrain of becoming who you
fraud watchers, like Better Business To get a copy of the DOJ published “Oregon’s have to be ready for this. are. The universe always conspires to
Bureau, estimate that scams so often 20 Worst Charities” contact Halfway through my doctoral program truth and wholeness.
succeed because fewer than one out or phone him at (503) 378-6002. I was pushed to uncover my inner angel, Turning inward, discovering your
of three people donating to those and it was not what I thought it was going truth and revealing that truth to the
charities checked on their authenticity or Gail Myers, is a retired academic and to be. I’d always imagined a Ph.D. after my world is what frees the angel. No matter
effectiveness in actually helping people. organization consultant. He lives in Jacksonville. name, always thought I’d be an analyst. how glorious the life you previously
It was a very entrenched self-image that anticipated, it doesn’t hold a candle to
I carried around. I thought a doctorate is the life that you came to live, be that life
Booster's Present 2010 Directors Award what awaited me, and that having that
degree would garner me legitimacy and
simple or grand. Your angel, as Robert
Sardello writes, will add to the “opulence
recognition. It would validate me. But of existence”. What a beautiful phrase.
the truth was that what awaited me had What a beautiful vision. Nothing is
nothing to do with that particular ambition. more satisfying, or more joyful, than
What awaited were two children, whom discovering the deepest expression of
I had never before considered. What who you really are and setting it free.
awaited was a book, and a path of spiritual Kate Ingram Flaherty is a writer, life coach
exploration, a path that could not be and mother of two. For information on life
traveled as long as I remained ensconced in coaching, or to respond to something you
the ivory tower. In short, what awaited was read, please contact Kate at 541-840-0359 or
not “out there”. It was in me, all along. write

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Laure Dubouloz
and her dad, Jacques,
enjoying issues of The
Jacksonville Review at
Lake Annecy, Haute-
Savoie, France.
Laure is a friend of
Booster's President, Steve Casaleggio (right) presents
Jacksonville local,
2010 Director's Award to Steve Abandonato (left).
Stacy Van Voorhees.
At its February meeting, the Awards are determined by the Boosters'
Jacksonville Boosters Club presented Board of Directors and are usually
Steve Abandonato and The Pot Rack presented to local businesses who have
with a 2010 Directors Award for on- made a significant difference in the
going support of club activities. Directors success of Club projects and/or programs.
March 2011 The Jacksonville Review Page 25

Joyfull Living Body Language

by Louise Lavergne by Mary Ann Carlson
"Most golfers realize the equipment you
really take care of is your body"
What Makes You Happy? T. Woods

he Constitution only guarantees to be? You’re spending all your energy he mild weather we’ve been have a few more weeks of winter left. Not
the American people the right to wishing you were anywhere but here… having lately is enough to bring to worry. We can still be working on our
pursue happiness. You have to wishing you didn’t have a flat. If you ‘visions of golf clubs’ dancing in game. Two golf stretches that can help
catch it yourself. ~Benjamin Franklin. Do take a moment, undo your seat belt and one’s head. When we have a sunny day, you prevent back pain and increase your
you know what makes you happy? How think about what you can do about your we can’t wait to get out on the course and backswing range of motion for longer
often do you think about being happy? flat tire (do you have a spare?, who can play a round. The problem is, if you’re drives are:
When someone asks you, “How are you?” you call?) many possibilities can open like me and haven’t played for a while, • The lying leg cross-over. Lie on your
have you ever answered: “I am happy, up to resolve the issue if you simply you could injure yourself before the back with legs extended. Raise one
how are you?” We do spend a lot of time accept what is and deal with it. Is there a season begins. leg and bend it 90 degrees at the hip
thinking that if only this was in my life situation in your life where you are “stuck For most sports, including golf, easing and knee. Cross this leg over the
or that was different, THEN I could be in the car?” If so, the first step is accepting back into playing is a healthier approach extended one while the opposite
happy. The fact is that right now, in this and not resisting what is. A daily yoga/ than expecting to pick up where you left shoulder stays on the ground. Go
moment, you can choose to feel happy. meditation/relaxation practice can help us off a few months ago. Some trips to the until you feel a slight pull, no pain, in
Take a moment, (if not now when?), remember our peaceful inner place where driving range might get your swing back the butt and lower back. Hold for 15
write down a few things that make you we can be in harmony with our life and sooner and with less stress on the body. seconds and repeat once more, then
happy from your life situation (present, ease our resistance. Think of a challenge Remember, while golf isn’t a contact switch sides.
past or imaginary). Now pick one, close in your life right now… pick just one….. sport, it still puts significant demands on • The backswing stretch. Extend the left
your eyes and think about it. Feel what Say: “I am now opening up to the your body, which can lead to injuries. arm (for right handers) out in front of
it felt like to feel happy… smile... (fake it opportunity this situation is offering me.” While at the range, get things started you. Take the right hand and place it
if you have to.) Take a slow breath into Let it go and see what happens…every right by proper posture and staying under your left wrist. Pull with your
your belly and into your chest then exhale time you catch yourself in a stuck mode, smooth. Proper posture is standing with right hand against the left wrist and
“aaahhh....” Repeat at least two more do this with three deep breaths. feet shoulder width apart, distributing make as big a turn on backswing as
times.... You have just created a healing Here is another great habit to help you your weight equally on both feet. Hinging you can. Hold for 15 seconds, repeat
space in your body. cultivate a more joy-full life: before going at the hip is very important, instead once more, then change sides. The
Most of the time people are so to sleep, think of a happy moment from of hunching over the ball which can second side is for the follow through.
consumed with all the problems in their the day or your list. Stay with that happy contribute to neck and back strain. Do these two stretches daily and you’ll
life and the world that they spend very thought and take a slow deep breath When coming back from a hiatus, start start seeing improvement in your game,
little time “feeling” happy. “You live into the belly for 8 to 10 counts… hold by relaxing and taking some nice easy including more yards off the tee.
longer once you realize that any time the breath in gently and exhale for the swings at the ball. This reminds the body These are only two of the exercises we
spent being unhappy is wasted” ~Ruth same count slowly, as you pull the navel gently what it feels like to swing a club. will be doing in the PILATES FOR GOLF
E. Renkl. We talk about “spending” time in. Repeat at least two more times and As with any sport, less is more. Relaxing WORKSHOP, beginning March 11 and 9:00
because it is an investment…the more mentally say thank you. Remember to take and allowing the body to find it’s way AM in the Naverson room at the library. It
time you spend doing and thinking about time to breathe & that every day, every rather than muscling the swing, will get will continue for 5 consecutive Fridays.
things that make you happy, the happier moment, is an opportunity to feel happy. the ball further down the fairway. I hope to see you there.
your life is. Where are you investing your © Louise Lavergne 2001-2011 www.joyfull- Even though Punxsutawney Phil Mary Ann Carlson is Owner of
emotional energy? What if you have a; 899-0707 Louise is a JoyFull predicted an early spring, I think we still The Pilates Studio - 541-890-7703
flat tire and you are sitting in your car living coach & owns JoyFull Yoga LLC in
with your seat belt on getting frustrated Jacksonville. She offers group & private Book Club - Cont'd. from Page 23
that you can’t get to where you want sessions here and across North America.
systems are those where participants reasonable expectations. “Stuff happens,” so
monitor themselves so repetitive keep it light and enjoy yourself.

SNAP Fitness Center Opening in April! reminders are not needed.

The record-keeper assignment is extra
Take pleasure in the transformation
as acquaintances become close friends,
work, so it can be rotated periodically. knowing it all started when you decided
Their term could end when they say: “OK. to form a book club!
That was fun; I’m ready to pass it on!” I would love to hear your suggestions
How much pleasure! and creative ideas. Please email your story to
A guiding principle for any club is to have me at

For locals who’ve waited for an in-town convenient and affordable workouts with
fitness center, your wait is almost over! state-of-the-art equipment close to your home.
SNAP Fitness is opening a new facility the Members enjoy the same quality equipment
first week of April at 560 “G” Street – in the and workout experience offered in traditional
Nunan Square commercial center. SNAP "big box" health clubs without the crowded
owner Susan Jansson has been in the fitness parking lots, long waiting lines and higher
business for over 20 years as a personal costs. You’ll have access to the facility 24/7
trainer, Group exercise instructor, a CrossFit and can work out at your convenience. Life
leader, and a health club owner. Her first circumstances are always changing and that’s
health clubs were located in Humboldt why we offer member friendly policies such as
County and are called HealthSPORT. Susan NO CONTRACTS and Membership “Freeze”
says she discovered Southern Oregon and options. We’re extremely excited to bring our
opened the first Snap Fitness in Talent, concept to Jacksonville and become a part of
Oregon in January 2010. this great community.”
“When we analyzed the communities in According to Acevedo, SNAP will be
the Rogue Valley it was apparent to us that offering no joining fees during the first 30
Jacksonville and Talent had an obvious lack day grand opening period and also hopes
of service for fitness centers. Talent has been a to process “early-bird” memberships
tremendous success and we anticipate the same starting March 20. Monthly dues range
response from Jacksonville. People really don’t from $39.95 for an individual, $64.95
want to drive 5-10 miles to another community for a joint membership, and $84.95 for a
to access a fitness center. We are going to provide family of up to 6. Members are required
Jacksonville with a club that is convenient, clean, to purchase a 24 hour Access Key card
and full top-notch equipment.” for $20 , enabling after-hour workouts,
General Manager Eric Acevedo grew up as well. The new club will feature state-
in the fitness industry as part of a family of-the-art Cybex strength and cardio
business that owned and operated fitness machines, a large free-weight section, HD
centers for more than 20 years. Flat screen TV monitors, 24 hour security
“I realized early that this is a people surveillance monitoring, personal trainers
business. Our concept enables us to offer fast, and more! See ad this page and on page 15.
Page 26 The Jacksonville Review March 2011

by Julie D. Danielson, O.D.

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March’s movie night at Old City Hall is a cult
classic from 1971: “Harold and Maude.” This quirky
black comedy stars Bud Cort as a rich, death-
obsessed twenty-year-old and the incomparable Ruth
Gordon as a free-spirited, life-affirming seventy-nine-
year old woman. They meet at a funeral. And they
fall in love.
To tell you more would spoil the movie for you.
If you’ve seen it before, you know what we mean. If
you haven’t—what are you waiting for? There are
only two kinds of people in the world: those who
have seen “Harold and Maude,” and those who
have yet to see it. It is—or should be—an inevitable
cinematic rite of passage.
This little movie, which contains a soundtrack of
memorable songs by Cat Stevens, ranks number 45
on the American Film Institute’s list of 100 Funniest
Movies of all Time and number 9 on AFI’s list of
all-time best Romantic Comedies. Come to OCH at
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Maude” makes people want to sing its praises.
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Action Jacksonville
by Stacy Van Voorhees

"We're gonna need a bigger boat"

EXT. - DESERTED STREET OF A SMALL Men in Black 3, Jackie Chan-style. You're
WESTERN TOWN - EVENING sure you aren't planning on coming in
CUT TO: here and busting up the joint?
- BACK PATIO Not at all, it's a Musical Romantic
Jacksonville Elementary School is Crosses a Creek.” She will spend an Under the 100-year-old WISTERIA Comedy Drama.
roaring into Spring with an abundance afternoon at our school, meeting with TREES, a bustling crowd revels around a VAN VOORHEES
of enriching activities and exciting news! students and even conducting a writers’ particularly intense foursome - STEVEN Ahhh, well in that case...please continue.
Our Talent Show is Friday, March workshop! SPIELBERG, his ASSISTANT - CHAD, SPIELBERG
4th at 6:30pm in the school gym. This The PTO-sponsored Jacksonville JACKSONVILLE FILM COMMITTEE The remaining cast and crew total to
showcase of students’ talents is open to Elementary Writers’ Festival (Tuesday, members TERRY ERDMANN and STACY about 60 people and we would want to
the public and is sure to be an enjoyable May 31st at 6:30pm) will feature the VAN VOORHEES - having a POWER shoot for the entirety of the off-season.
evening for all. writing of the entire student body! MEETING. We would need to book all the rooms
The Scholastic Spring Book Fair begins We are pleased to announce that Slow camera track through crowd to of your inns and hotels. We will hire all
Tuesday, March 8th and continues local author and educator, Ginny close-up shots and conversation. local people for background talent. We
through Tuesday, March 15th. The fair Hicks, author of the children’s book SPIELBERG will acquire wardrobe and props at your
will be open to the public each day “Mountain Star,” will be the event’s What can I say, this town of yours is lovely shops. And we will need catering
during school hours. Please consider keynote speaker. Many authors and spectacular! I really must have it as the daily. So hopefully your restaurants,
purchasing books for your personal writers are needed to serve as small location for my next blockbuster film. gourmet food store and excellent local
library or as donations. A portion of all group moderators during this event. ERDMANN chefs can meet our needs - breakfast,
sales directly benefit our school. Please contact Amy Kranenburg at We agree with you there, Steve. lunch, dinner and snacks for the craft
Students and volunteers have been if you Jacksonville is an amazing place. But, table. Jacksonville will receive star title
working hard throughout the school would be willing to donate some of I have to warn you, we are fiercely credits in a Spielberg film. And we may
year in preparation for Jacksonville your valuable time and expertise. protective of the safety and integrity of even create a character for you Ms. Van
Elementary’s March 15th Student Moderators will receive a packet our sweet historic town. If you are talking Voorhees. You have quite a presence...
Art Exhibition. An eclectic display of containing the writing of 10-12 students War of the Worlds 2, I'm afraid you are real Star-quality! Any other questions or
student artwork, inspired by master a few weeks in advance of the festival. out of luck. concerns?
artists, transforms our gymnasium During the festival, you will meet with SPIELBERG (ERDMANN and VAN VOORHEES
into an art gallery. Please join us for these students and facilitate a writers’ No, no - though I can understand your exchange glances - AGOG)
an evening of art appreciation as we forum during which the students share concern. No, I have reached a calmer, ERDMANN
recognize the talents and efforts of our their work and give positive feedback more reflective stage in my stellar Are you sure you're not going to bust up
entire student body! toward each other’s writing. The small filmmaking career. I am thinking more the place?
On Friday, April 15th (6pm), groups will contain students from like (looking through hands as though SPIELBERG
Jacksonville Elementary PTO will multiple grades and will give students they were a lens) WHEN HARRY MET Hellooo, it's a Musical Romantic Comedy
host a Spaghetti Feed and Basket a unique opportunity to learn from SALLY meets YENTL. Drama! You won't even know we're
Raffle. This event will be a wonderful students of all grades. Please help us ASSISTANT CHAD excuses himself. here...except for all of the money, of
family evening as well as an important make this evening a special success! ERDMANN course.
fundraising effort for our PTO. Open It also is the PTO’s goal to make That's an intriguing choice. Some VAN VORHEES and ERDMANN
to the public, attendees can purchase contributions to our classrooms. Last questions: How large a cast and crew? (in unison)
low-cost raffle tickets that can be month, our PTO voted unanimously Time of year for the shoot? Duration Are you willing to sign a contract to that
strategically placed in a number of to purchase 12 Document Cameras (as of the shoot? Will this bring jobs to effect? (sliding sheet of paper across table)
exciting drawings for prize-filled wells as a number of LCD projectors Jacksonville? What is the payback for us SPIELBERG:
baskets. We will look to the community and media carts) for our classrooms, should we grant you access? (Gets out pen and signs off)
to support this effort with themed- thus enabling every teacher to have this ASSISTANT CHAD ERDMANN
basket donations and will greatly exciting technology as an additional Here are your oysters, boss. (to VAN VOORHEES) We're going to
appreciate all contributions! teaching tool. Document Cameras SPIELBERG need a bigger boat.
Money raised by the PTO is used function as high-tech overhead (to ASSISTANT CHAD) Thanks. (to ALL toast the deal with oyster shooters
to support our school in myriad projectors and instantly display images ERDMANN) All very poignant questions. and pints of Oregon MicroBrew.
ways. The PTO strives to balance of any object and transform them into The headliners are Will Smith, Rosario END CREDITS over WIDE SHOT of
the provision of enriching student digital lesson content. For example, Dawson and Jackie Chan... crowd spontaneously breaking out into
experiences with the contribution of a student can solve a math problem VAN VOORHEES song, dance and friendly neighborhood
much-needed classroom items. using manipulatives, such as blocks or (interrupting)...Pardon the interruption, hugs as fantasy becomes reality.
This academic year, the PTO has geometric shapes, and have her solution but this is starting to sound more like FADE OUT
sponsored numerous enrichment and method displayed on screen in three
activities: a back-to-school barbecue, dimensions, in real time! This interactive
complete with a performance by the teaching tool will greatly enhance the Action Jacksonville Meeting Draws Attention
Ashland Blues Society, our annual classrooms in our school and it is an
Harvest Carnival, numerous field trips, honor to support our teachers and On February 22, Action Jacksonville of what I’m talking about. Both are
a two-day visit from OMSI (Oregon students with this lasting contribution. founder, Stacy VanVoorhees hosted an younger residents and are volunteering
Museum of Science and Industry) and Jacksonville Elementary School has informal meeting at the LodeStar Bar to help make this a great town. David’s
our annual classroom Art Program a rich tradition of providing students to spread the word that Jacksonville’s experience over the last five years on
and Student Art Exhibition. We also with a loving and challenging academic varied commissions and committees Planning and other committees prepared
look forward to sponsoring an April environment. Our students are blessed need younger residents to volunteer in him to be appointed as a City Councilor.”
29th visit from prolific Oregon author, members of a special community. the coming She
Deborah Hopkinson. Ms. Hopkinson is Thank you to all who continue to years. The continued,
the author of over 40 books, including support our school. Go Pioneers! presentation “Nathan’s
“Apples to Oregon” and “Abe Lincoln was attended service for
by fifteen the past
residents who two years
Jacksonville Boosters News heard about
the structure
on Planning
prepped him
With spring just of the city, the and enabled
around the corner, the duties of various him to be
Jacksonville Boosters committees and drafted as
Club is considering commissions, Planning
another project. and how all Chairman
Last year’s repairs work together. when Jerry
and fresh paint to the City Ferronato
Sexton’s Tool House at Councilor, David Jesser and Planning decided to step down after years and
the Historic Cemetery Commission Chair, Nathan Broom were years of service.”
were a big success, both on-hand to field questions and VanVoorhees, who has been very active
although it proved offer their input on the Planning, Parks, on the Film Committee, is working to
to be a bigger job Public Safety, Budget, HARC and other showcase Jacksonville as an attractive film
than anticipated. This committees and commissions. location to studios. At the conclusion of
year, with inspiration two doors, fixes to the irrigation system, “When you look at the demographics the meeting, several attendees left their
from the Jacksonville Garden club, the and a few other minor repairs.” here in town, there’s a coming need for email addresses and asked to be informed
Boosters are looking into refurbishing Once restored, the greenhouse will be us younger residents to start getting more about future Action Jacksonville meeting
the greenhouse at Jacksonville available to the school’s gardening classes involved and preparing to take over some dates and agenda topics.
Elementary School. “Our inspection of and the Junior Garden Club of Jacksonville. of the responsibilities,” VanVoorhees VanVoorhees noted, “Anyone interested
the greenhouse shows that the building The Boosters meet the second told the group. “I’m holding informal in finding out more is encouraged to
is in fair shape,” says Booster President Monday of each month at Old City Hall. meetings like this to generate interest in become a fan of Action Jacksonville on
Steve Casaleggio. “But it is in need of a Membership is open to any and all who getting involved sooner rather than later. Facebook," or email her at stacyv.v@
thorough inside cleaning, replacement of are interested. David and Nathan are perfect examples
March 2011 The Jacksonville Review Page 29

HomeWorx Applegate Valley

by Cheryl von Tress Real Estate
by Debbie and Don Tollefson
Contemporary Style Defined, Part II
Housing Market in the Applegate

he Contemporary home has a very similar frames) rather than scatter Valley trying to Rebound

few key design markers: clean individual frames throughout your walls
s we head in to 2011 and the this happen often with a well-priced,
lines, fresh colors (even neutrals and surfaces. The internet will provide
economic uncertainty of the irrigated property.
are made interesting), pops of fun and an abundance of information on how to
housing market is still in 4. The buyer should shop around for
even a bit of whimsy is welcomed. One arrange art and accessories.
question, we look to statistics to give us loan packages including sources for
primary goal is to keep clutter minimal. Material World
a better picture of where we have been rural loans, green home loans and
A busy, active, creative household can Contemporary design incorporates
and where we are going. Here in the loans on manufactured homes that
find this single goal almost unattainable. bright metals – chrome, nickel, stainless
Applegate Valley, we are seeing some they might not have examined.
The next design goal is the introduction steel – as well as smooth, sculptural
activity, especially in the less expensive 5. If you find a property you like and
or enhancement of distinguishing woods and interesting acrylic/resin
parcels. The sales for the end of the year it can’t be conventionally financed,
materials and finishes. products. These materials are found in
2010 are still behind the same period in make an offer contingent on the
Clutter Control furniture pieces, decorative accessories,
2009. Also lagging behind is the average owner carrying, sometimes if they
Maybe, you’ve heard of this lamps, and stand-alone art. For pops of
sale price. can finance (have no large loans on
observation? “An immaculate house color, small accent tables in whimsical or
Since August 2010, there have been the property) and they want to sell
is the sign of a boring person.” As a artful shapes are great. Color and pattern
30 rural homes SOLD in the Applegate they might respond.
creative and artistic soul, I was raised can also be added with lamp shades, lamp
Valley and 12 parcels of land. These came For the Seller this means:
in the home of a “Pile-It.” That was my bases, pendant lighting (glass, metal,
from a pool of 111 active rural home 1. This is a buyer’s market with a lot of
brother’s term for my mom – pile it here, woven grass or fabric shades), area rugs
listings and 47 land rural land listings. competition.
pile it there. My contemporary home and pillows.
The SOLD homes were as varied as a 2. Price in this market is everything.
fluctuates between centers of creative
single wide mobile on 1.1 acre for $30,000, 3. Don’t be offended by low offers (that
chaos and oases of calm.
to a custom-made bank-owned property is the market). Try to counter all
Solutions to clutter abound in
on 133 acres for $660,000. The square offers and don’t be afraid to take the
magazine articles, books and internet
footage is from under 600 to 3800 and first offer if it’s close to what you are
blogs. Yet, how do YOU get started and
everything in between. Of the 36 rural looking for.
then maintain a clutter control system?
properties sold, 9 were bank-owned 4. Remember that your property will
First, decide what level of clutter
properties, 16 were cash sales and only have to appraise for a buyer to get a
you are comfortable living with day to
two were short sales. Of the 30 sold, conventional loan under stricter new
day. Second, have organizing systems
3 were FHA loans, one was VA and 4 guidelines. Many features you feel
of decorative elements, e.g. baskets,
involved an owner carrying. That leaves are important selling points, won’t
shelving, covered boxes, bins where
less than half that were conventionally be considered.
the chaos can be quickly stored out of
financed. Of the 12 parcels of land sold, 7 5. If your property is not loan-able and
sight. Third, create a system that allows
were cash sales and 5 were owner carry. you can’t carry the first, you will be
you to easily access your storage items,
There was one property sold for cash in looking for a cash buyer, making
stow things away and have that clean,
Jan. 2011 for 2.1 million on 102 acres that your asking price even more critical.
uncluttered environment you want
skewed the figure a bit. 6. Curb appeal and great pictures and
whenever desired for personal time or
What does this statistical information virtual tours are critical with so many
when you entertain guests.
mean for the Buyer and Seller? properties being marketed.
In a child-friendly household, one of
For the Buyer it means: 7. Owners in the higher price ranges are
the most motivating ideas is to have bins,
1. There are very good deals priced well competing for a very limited number
racks, hooks and hangers individualized Light the Way
below market. of buyers. Condition is key.
for each one. This creates a sense of Beyond illumination, lighting can
2. Many of these deals require cash 8. The buyers spending more than $1
personal pride and ownership of space be jewelry and sculptural art in your
and often accepting no contingencies million are looking for everything on
to spur them to participate in your goal contemporary home. Illuminate and draw
(banks often will fix nothing and will their wish list in a rural dream property.
for clutter control Our family jointly attention to key features. Streams of pure
negotiate very little off list price)
participated in “Big Tidy Up” once a clean halogen light can beam over focal Don and Debbie Tollefson own Applegate
3. For the very good deals, a buyer must
week, beyond the regular household points, such as the coffee table of a seating Valley Realty. For questions on buying
be ready to make an offer quickly
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in a “bidding war.” We have seen
or open cubbies along the length of a large screen TV.
wall can be incorporated easily into the Whenever possible, floor lamps are
furnishing decor theme. There are many
options for installed or freestanding
best in contemporary design and many
decorative opportunities await with this A Driving Passion – Angus Driving Arrives
shelving – ladder shelves are particularly choice. However, the problem of visible On the day Angus Todd turned 90, in comfortable Town Cars with ANGUS-
suited to contemporary design. Wood (and unsafe) cords needs to be addressed. he took his two sons for a drive through trained drivers,” says Don.
shelves in rich espresso, ebony or dark Whatever lighting you choose, be sure well-know neighborhoods he’d driven “As we visit with people and share our
walnut speak to contemporary décor, or to have levels of light: general (overhead on many times over the years. On the service with them, we realized that our
beautifully painted white works well. and on dimmers), ambience (mid-level for way home, he turned left in front of an business is more than just getting people
The Art of Arranging mood), task (reading and other activities). oncoming car, missed his own driveway from point A to B,” Todd noted. “We
My column space limits all the I’m a big believer in controlling the and drove the car over the curb. When the have become a resource for seniors and
ideas I can share here. The quick tip level of light, so install reostats for wall car came to a halt, all were shaken. particularly for their adult children who
for accessorizing your home and switches and, if necessary, use the touch Today, son often have to
incorporating your organizing system control dimmer pads (available at Lowe’s Don Todd assess their
into a contemporary décor is to group for around $10) for table and floor lamps. reflects on the parents’ driving
like objects. Create small vignettes with Cheryl von Tress Design is a full-service incident, “My skills and
carefully edited (chosen) objects. If you interior design and custom decorating firm father turned then start the
favor displaying lots of photos, design for homes, offices, gardens and cafes. to my brother, conversation
a large wall grouping (with matching or handed over about giving
the car keys and up the keys.
said, “That’s it. We give them
I am done.” the tools to
At that point, help make
the brothers felt those decisions
very fortunate. with a booklet
Don continues, we designed
“Most families around safety
struggle with and driving
handling an elderly driver whose skills issues that seniors and their families
are failing. How do you determine when face. One of our goals is to make the
someone you care for should hand over conversation easier by having a great
the keys? If you are an aging driver, how alternative to them driving available.”
do you determine the right time?” Unfortunately, Angus Todd was not
From this incident, ANGUS Driving able to use the driving service that his son
Service was created. Don Todd felt that created for him. Angus passed away at
there had to be a better option available the age of 96, before the service was up
for people who cannot drive or choose and running. But his legacy continues,
not to drive, which will give them back providing people with a means to go on
their independence and allow them to with their daily activities and maintain
maintain their dignity. the freedom and independence that they
“I created a business model that provides have always enjoyed.
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Calling All Foodies

by Constance Jesser

St. Patrick's Day Delight

ear Fellow Foodies: Just in time for St. Patrick's vegetables. Add the onion, carrot and celery to the pan
Day this recipe is easy and can also be made and brown the vegetables (approximately 5-8 minutes).
in a crock pot. The beer acts as an acid similar Add the parsley stems to the pan. Deglaze the pan with
to the way wine does when cooking chicken. Use local the Verjus and cook for 5 minutes. Try to scrape up all
SOB Porter from Southern Oregon the good bits from cooking the meat and veggies. Add
Brewing Company instead of the Guinness Stout and demi-glace. Cook until the
Guinness Stout. We like to serve demi glace is melted. Place the Beef back into the pot.
this with a glass of local Anna Be sure the beef is slightly submerged, if not, add
Maria Syrah or SOB Porter. Happy water. Cover the pot and cook in a 350F oven
cooking everyone! for approximately 1-2 hours. Check after
one hour and make sure the beef is slightly
Beef in Guinness Stout submerged. The meat is done when it
(SOB Porter) starts to fall off the bone. Depending on the
Serves 4 size of the beef shanks, it could take only
one hour or it could take much longer.
4 Beef Shanks (Oso Bucco Cut on the bias) Remove the meat and set aside. Strain
½ cup Onion Avocado Oil the sauce, reserving the carrots. Add the
2 large red onions – chopped in large pieces meat and carrots back into the sauce and
6 carrots – peeled and cut into large chunks keep warm until service. Serve over
2 celery stalks – washed and cut into large pieces mashed garlic potatoes with chopped
one 1.5 oz. package Beef Demi-glace parsley.
JEANNE SCHATTLER 4 Tablespoons all purpose flour
Realtor * Broker ½ Cup Verjus Rouge (red Verjus)
1 Cup Guinness Stout
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’ll bet that when you think about Food he had lost 45 pounds in a month
& Friends, you think of seniors. F&F while my mom was at home dying
serves local seniors in a number of of colon cancer…He plans his
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our meal site in the Jacksonville Oddfellows I believe this is the only reason he
Hall and providing Meals on Wheels to gets up and gets his day started
homebound seniors. Hot lunches, friendly social contact because he knows his meal is coming…. Living so far away
and a safety check are all part of what we do. But did you from him is difficult. I live in Georgia and now I can feel good
know the impact we have on families is also significant? about him getting at least one meal a day and I know he will
Our service is very important to the peace of mind of eat. Thank you again for everything!”
family members who live far away, which is a common Like Sarita, all family members of our clients know
circumstance for many of our clients. We frequently get that when our volunteer notices a problem they report
feedback from a client’s family saying how much they it to our office so we can take appropriate action. This
appreciate our volunteers taking a meal and providing a safety check, combined with our meal and friendly
much-needed safety check for their parent or grandparent. visit, is vital and allows many to continue living
The email below is from Sarita, the daughter of one of independently and remaining in their own homes.
our home delivery clients, in which she explains precisely You can help bring peace of mind to homebound seniors
what we hear from many people like her. and their families by being a Food & Friends volunteer.
“I just wanted to send you an e-mail to let you know that For more details on available volunteer opportunities, please
this program has been a lifesaver for my dad. Before my dad call our Volunteer Coordinator Jan Yost at 541-734-9505 ext.
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Paws for Thought

by Dr. Tami Rogers

Your Pet's Dental Health

ebruary was National Pet Dental Health Month.
These designated months to address issues
always strike me as odd. It somehow seems
to deliver the message that it is okay to ignore dragon
breath every other month of the year. It’s funny, but
when it comes to animals, we seem to do just that. I often
wonder what we would do if our own breath (or that of
our spouse/partner/friend) smelled that badly. How long
would we ignore it then?
Dental disease is easily the most commonly
diagnosed problem that we see in veterinary clinics
on a daily basis. Approximately 80% of dogs and cats
over age three have significant calculus (tartar) build brushes work great) and some pet approved toothpaste
up and periodontal (gum) disease. Without appropriate is all you need. Gently brush at a 45 degree angle right
treatment and prevention, severe tooth decay, tooth along the gum line at least once daily. Now, I have had
loss, and damage to internal organs (such as the liver, many clients tell me that I am “out of my cotton-pickin’
kidneys, and heart) can occur. tree” for expecting them to stick their fingers inside
.How can you tell if your pet has dental issues or is their dog or cats mouth. However, most people just
in need of a dental cleaning? Certainly, if your hair gets laugh. And, I cannot tell a lie. Do I brush my beloved
curlier every time your pet exhales in your face, there pug Isabelle’s teeth? No. Not because I have not tried,
might be a problem! Some other reliable signs would but because I was convinced that the toothpaste would
be any of the following: persistent bad breath; red, end up doing more damage to her overexposed eyes
bleeding, swollen, receding or eroding gums; yellow- that it would benefit her mouth, as that is where most
brown plaque or tartar on the teeth; and loose, infected of it ended up! So, brushing takes some patience, and
or missing teeth. A visit to your veterinarian for a some training. Don’t expect to be a superstar overnight
dental check up can be very insightful in regards to the and do not be afraid to call your veterinarian to
level of dental disease your pet is affected by and what schedule some demonstration time!
treatment options are available. For those of us with brushing handicaps, there are
Typically, once a pet has significant dental disease, multiple products on the market that can be squirted
the treatment of choice would be to perform a dental onto the teeth or added to the pet’s drinking water.
cleaning. Unlike humans, animals require general While these products will not remove the tarter that
anesthesia for a dental cleaning. While there are some already exists, they will reduce the amount of bacteria in
risks to anesthesia, your veterinarian will do a thorough the mouth which is ultimately responsible for bad bread,
exam and should perform blood work to make sure your plaque, and tarter formation. Therefore they will also
pet is able to process the anesthetics adequately. Similar slow the formation of plaque. Of course you can always
to what happens on your bi-annual visit to the dentist, fall back on chew toys and dental designed treats. These
we may first x-ray the mouth to assess damage below the items will decrease plaque by mechanical action, but
gum line, we then remove the calculus from the teeth, again, are very limited in cleaning ability.
extract diseased teeth, and finish by polishing the teeth If you have questions, it is best to schedule a dental
so they are bright and shiny! exam with your veterinarian. We can help answer
Obviously, prevention of dental disease is critical. questions about dental cleaning procedures, anesthetic
Imagine what your mouth would look like if you only risks, treatment and prevention of dental disease! Here’s
brushed one time a week! There are many ways we can to good dental health!
prevent significant dental disease in our pets. The gold- Dr. Rogers can be reached at the Jacksonville
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appy March to all of you – I hope you’re all The dog is close behind elephants in its EQ. Cats are
happy & healthy. I’m doing pretty well but lower than dogs, followed by horses, sheep, mice, rats Since 1988 Licensed Bonded Insured
had some concern last month when my folks and rabbits. Another factor that appears to be very
went on a “vacation” for a while…seemed like eternity to important is how social we animals are. Animals that live
me. They apparently decided (without consulting me) in social groups are always smarter and have larger EQ's
to celebrate their 20-year anniversary with a tropical than solitary animals. This is because social animals must
get-away. Marty and I were in very good hands with engage in problem solving every time they interact with
our nice pet sitter, Wendy, and with my wonderful
friends and neighbors, Dave & Elke. Dave and Elke
another animal in the group. This involves reasoning
like, "If I do this, then he'll do that, so I can do that other
Ellee & Max
have a Standard Poodle named Katie who is very fun thing." And – we all know that dogs are the socialites, are now at
to play with – I especially like stealing (I mean playing where cats are – well, NOT.
with) her toys. If you want to learn more about this (and all kinds RE/MAX!
Although being well taken care of, I admit to being a of fun animal facts), go to http://www.psychologytoday.
little stressed at the change in routine and caretakers, so I com/blog/canine-corner – a very interesting blog by
understandably resorted to my comfort food: rocks. I had Psychologist, Stanley Coren, Ph.D. Ellee Ce
forgotten how satisfying and wonderful they are. Once So – until next time – love all of your wonderful
again, though, this freaks-out Mom and Dad, who insist pets – whether furry or feathered!
on yelling at me to drop the little morsels. They even The Jacksonville
resort to prying open my jaws to remove them – can you “know-it-all” is no Lis
believe the nerve?! longer Jacksonville H
Anyway – on to more interesting topics. Did you know Listing Price: $251,900
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that research shows us canines are smarter than you
think? And – in the “Smart Rankings,” Golden Retrievers still knows it all
are number 4! So take that you Labradors (# 7)! My about Real Estate
friend Katie is #2! And yes – Border Collies, the over- in Jacksonville &
achievers that they are, are number 1. the Rogue Valley.
And – I don’t mean to cause an uproar here - but Come see us at
studies show that dogs are smarter than cats! Sorry RE/MAX!
not-so-smarty Marty – and truly no offense to you other
Ellee Celler & Max
felines out there. To get a little more technical than
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called the “EQ” (Encephalization Quotient), which is a
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Tax Tips You Can Use

Commercial & Office Space by Kathleen Crawford
Enrolled Agent
for lease in Jacksonville
his time of year many taxpayers the dependent must younger than the
are confused about adding taxpayer and be under age 19 on 12/31
Newly Remodeled Office Space dependents onto their tax returns.
Having dependents on a tax return plays
of the tax year or, if a full time student,
under 24. Anyone who does not meet
90 sq ft to 300 sq ft, furnished or unfurnished a major role in many tax deductions and
credits and can reduce tax or even create
these definitions must be classified as a
qualifying relative, even an older child.

Includes utilities, light janitorial and wireless internet additional refunds. There are specific
rules about who can be a dependent for
The fourth test concerns where the
dependent lived. To be a qualifying child,
tax purposes. A few years ago, the IRS the individual must have lived in the
issued new definitions that tightened taxpayer’s household over half the year or
Prime downtown commercial 600 to 2400 sq ft and equalized the rules for dependents
throughout the tax return. For 2010
183 days. A person related to the taxpayer
by blood or marriage, does not need to
and beyond, there are just two types of reside with the taxpayer to be a qualifying

541-218-8535 dependents. The first is a “qualifying

child” and is the magic key to many
relative. An unrelated person must live in
the taxpayer’s home all 365 days of the year
deductions and tax lowering credits. to meet the test as a qualifying relative.
The second type of dependent is called The last two tests are the critical ones.
“qualifying relative” although the person The first is the income test. A qualifying
does not have to be related to you. child has no income test, so even a child
Both types of dependents must pass with an million dollar internet business
each of six tests to be considered a in her dorm room can pass this test. All
dependent. The first four tests are fairly other dependents can make no more than
simple by IRS standards. The last two $3650 during the tax year to pass this test.
are the major ones. The first test asks “Is the The last test is the support test. No
individual unmarried?” The answer must be individual can be claimed as a dependent
yes, except for certain situations. The second unless the taxpayer has paid more than
test asks “ Is the individual a citizen?” The half of the support for the year. This is
answer must be yes. For tax purposes, the what can disqualify teenagers with good
Anita’s citizens of our NAFTA partners, Mexico and summer jobs, children getting social
Canada, can answer yes to this question. security, the internet tycoon college
Alteration Center The third test asks “Can the taxpayer be student, or a parent with a small pension,
claimed as a dependent by someone else?” from being a dependent.
The answer must be no because a taxpayer This article has outlined the basic rules.
1700 E. Barnett Rd. Ste B cannot claim a dependent if he himself is There are enough exceptions and special
(Ellendale & Barnett) Medford already a dependent. circumstances in the law to write a book.
If an individual passes these tests, If you have questions, see a professional.
(541) 772-8535 or then the question becomes which type The fine print: This article is for
(541) 899-7536 of dependent she is classified as. To be a information only. Please see your tax
“qualifying child”, the individual must be professional for questions about your
the taxpayer’s natural or adopted child, individual tax situation.
Same Service, New Location! grandchild, stepchild, sibling, or state The Jacksonville Tax Lady is located in
placed foster child. This means that an beautiful, historic Jacksonville at 610 N.
unmarried man who is supporting his Fifth Street across from the Pony Espresso.
girlfriend’s son, can no longer claim her Kathleen and Angela can be reached
son as a qualifying child. In addition, at 541-899-7926.

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