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this paper a true community resource. Also, my special thanks go to THE two people who work long hours making this publication possiblemy Production Editor Andrea Yancey and my wife Jo. For the print Review, its Andreas talents that always result in a vibrant monthly issue that pops. Meanwhile, Jo creates and manages content for and our Facebook pageTHE best online information sources for Jacksonville. If you enjoyed reading the Review in 2011, please say thanks by supporting our local advertising clients whose ad dollars fund this publication. Our FEBRUARY issue will hit the street at the end of January with our Year of the Dragon Chinese New Year issue. In the meantime, please visit our website and our Facebook page for the news and features happening between print issues. Finally, I hope to see you out celebrating Victorian Christmas in downtown and Winterfest at Bigham Knoll in our Small Town with Big Atmosphere!

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appy Holidays from the Jacksonville Review! This December/January issue of the Review looks back at Jacksonville 2011 in words and pictures with several year in review articles and a multi-page photo spread I hope makes you smile. As I watched Jo sift through thousands of digital images to create the photo spreads, I was reminded what a funpacked year 2011 was and how much our community accomplished. And, although the 2011 political front was calm and largely uneventful, there was plenty of community news and events to fill the pages of the Review. None of these images and stories would be possible without the amazing spirit of community thats thriving in Jacksonville. Again in 2011, our community worked and partnered together with a seemingly endless flow of volunteer energy that supported worthwhile programs and the people who live here. Despite the current economic slump, Jacksonvilles stock as a nice place to live continues to rise. Be it the Art Amble, the Britt Festival, Meet the Pioneers, the World of Wine Festival, the Medford Food Project, History Saturday in the Cemetery and other causes, the articles and photos in the Review are reflective of a community dedicated to giving and giving back. As 2011 ends and we close shop for a few weeks to recharge, Id like to thank our many contributors who make

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City Snapshot
City Council Meeting, November 1: Council enthusiastically and unanimously approved a request to hold the World of Wine Festival at the Bigham Knoll Campus on August 25, 2012. City Administrator Jeff Alvis and Mayor Paul Becker reported that the 2011 event was very positive for the city and added nearly $2500 to city coffers from ticket taxes and other fees. Councilor David Jesser, a member of the WOW Board of Directors, reported that the 2011 event drew 750 attendees and ran smoothly with no reports of a single civic disturbance. Penny Viets, a neighbor of Bigham Knoll and member of an ad-hoc committee working with WOW, city staff and police, praised WOW for the wellrun event. Planning Director Amy Stevenson noted her support for the event and suggested repeating formation of a 2012 city/WOW ad-hoc committee. Council filled two vacancies on the Planning Commission by appointing Ron Moore and Owen Jurling to the seats. Moore fills the seat vacated by David Thompson until December 2013 while Jurling fills the seat vacated by Ron Tomkins until December, 2014. Both applicants were present and received unanimous support from council. During staff reports, City Administrator Alvis reported that Fire Captain Chris Moore had resigned to take a position with Medford Fire. Moores position will be filled by a volunteer until a professional is hired after standard testing and procedural matters are conducted. Parks Committee, November 9: Following lengthy discussion, Parks Committee members Tom Fisher, Larry Smith, Tony Hess, Joyce Coleman, Pat Dahl and Councilor Donna Schatz voted unanimously to support City-led efforts to complete a land swap/sale with the Motorcycle Riders Association. The move is reflective of the committees expressed desire to work out details to relocate the MRA from a 40 acre parcel in the lower Forest Park to the northernmost section of the 1800 acre watershed. The Parks Committee worked on language and terms it wants incorporated into the sales agreement for City Council consideration. City Council Study Session, November 15: Mayor Becker presided over a proposed City/MRA Land Swap Study Session before holding the regular council meeting. MRA President Steve Croucher and member Steve McIntyre were on-hand to participate in a fruitful discussion of provisions in the proposed land deal. City Administrator Jeff Alvis conducted a Q&A session wherein he reviewed critical draft agreement components, mapping overviews of the watershed/ MRA areas, appraisal reports, timber and mineral rights, erosion, ecology, buffering and timber management provisions, signage, access and road and forest easements. Alvis said he hopes a vote on the matter will occur at the December 6 meeting. City Council Meeting, November 15: With only one council meeting scheduled in December, councilors learned they may vote via email to authorize payment of Decembers city bills. In a related matter, the notion of holding a single monthly meeting was unanimously rejected as not being in the best interest of the citizens. Tony Hess gave a progress report on a Forest Park Governmental Grant, reporting that to date, 7400 of a new 14,000 trail was complete along with a new foot bridge. Hess reported positive feedback from hikers using the newly-completed Canyon Falls Trail as well as the existing Jackson Creek and Norling Creek Trails. During a Public Hearing appealing a property City Snapshot - Cont'd. to Pg. 6

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A Few Minutes with the Mayor
by Paul Becker
his Christmas season I have finally come to the conclusion that in the eyes of some citizens, I must be I hate to admit it politically incorrect. I still hold car doors open for women. I still let a women go ahead of me through an entrance sometimes I even assist a woman to be seated at a table but worst of all horrors I wish people a Merry Christmas. Obviously, there is no hope for me. This realization brought a strong sense of dismay. What event in my life led me to one day become a cultural dinosaur as well as an insensitive lout? I decided to explore my childhood, something akin to what Ginger Rogers did as Liza Dolittle in LADY IN THE DARK. Once she understood her past, all her problems were solved. It was all so simple that I resolved to walk in her footsteps, exploring my past. Someone must have been the cause of my distasteful, if not boorish, behavior. Was it my parents my teachers my boyhood chums a girlfriend who? In the film, Lizas problem was easily identified. When a child, her father yelled at her to take off a blue dress that had belonged to her deceased mother. Since then, she couldnt stand the color blue, she hated feminine clothing, and she always had to hold the upper hand in her dealings with others. This knowledge enabled Liza to change her life so much that, at the end, she is on the road to true happiness. I knew it had to be true because the playwright, Moss Hart, had spent over $300,000 on psychiatrists. Surely he was writing as an expert. So how did I get this way and was I always like this? After much thought, I determined its a cultural thing, one that may actually be dying out with my

From the Firehouse to Your House

by Fire Chief, Devin Hull
would like to provide you with a little insight on the City of Jacksonvilles Fire Department. I am extremely proud of our dedicated and professional personnel and their commitment to provide the best possible service and protection of life and property to the people who live, work, visit, and invest in the City of Jacksonville and the surrounding community. In the past year, we responded to 375 calls for assistance; 85% of those were Medical, 10% Fire and 5% Good Intent. We have ongoing and new programs such as business inspections, fire suppression system inspections, public education, and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. Our small combination department has only 4 paid personnel and 17 volunteers and is staying very active. For over 120 years, the Jacksonville Fire Department has been privileged to serve our community. As our city and surrounding community continue to grow and develop, we welcome the challenge to meet the changing needs and services of our customers. My vision for the Jacksonville Fire Department can be described by four points that provide a focus and strategy of continual improvement. These four points or targets for excellence include our people, our service, our partnerships, and our infrastructure. People: The people in our department are our most important resource. Our commitment to career development and progressive standards and competencies of personnel at all levels in the organization promotes optimal performance of our people, services to the public and excellent public relations in everything we do. Service: We focus on providing excellent service through ongoing City Snapshot - Cont'd. from Pg. 5 renovation plan at 380 N. 4th Street, council unanimously upheld HARC, the Historic Architectural Review Commission. HARC had previously denied the use of vinyl windows and stained board and baton siding. HARC ruled that wood windows and painted siding were more appropriate and must be used. Although the applicant provided photographic evidence of more than a dozen historic core properties with vinyl windows, council affirmed the HARC decision, effectively increasing the owners window and construction costs by more than $13,000. During staff reports, Fire Chief Devin Hull thanked Council for supporting a professional fire department. He also showed-off one of the 3 department heart defibrillator units, one of which was recently used to save the life of a female resident who went into cardiac arrest this month. Hull noted that 3-Ts technology, training and a less than twominute response time saved another life. Lastly, Administrator Alvis referenced the council packet which contained the 2011 Britt Pavilion Tax Report. Alvis noted receipts were up significantly over 2010 and that the city had just received $91,494 from Britt Festivals which charges a $2/ticket tax per city ordinance.

On Being Politically Incorrect

generation. But dont think this is a recent revelation. I remember the very day when my eyes were first opened to the new or modern relationship between men and women. It was thirty years ago and I held a door open for a saleswoman who had called on me and with whom I was going to lunch. I opened the car door for her only to hear a sharp rebuke, Please dont ever do that again. I dont like it. There was no way that she could understand I had been raised to believe my actions were a sign of respect for the lady and now I had to learn that respect could only be shown by NOT opening the door. This fundamental reversal in the show of respect was one I never did grasp. But then, I never sought out psychiatric help. As far as wishing people Merry Christmas, that was easy. All my schoolmates were more than glad when I said, Merry Christmas! I was attending the Bronx High School of Science in 1945, and the student body consisted of 1,993 Jewish students, and 7 non-Jewish students. My greeting was warmly received because the Jewish students all got the Christmas holiday off in addition to their Jewish religious days. Can you understand why political correctness is a very difficult concept for me to embrace? All of which leads me to say that, if I could, I would reach out and shake hands with each of you and wish you a Merry Christmas and the happiest of New Years. Better yet, may you all share in this Christmas season: Loving kindness! A warm heart, And a stretched-out hand of tolerance! All the shining gifts that make peace on earth. David Niven in THE BISHOPS WIFE

A Message from the Fire Chief

planning and improvements. Our annual work plan is a program management tool that sets direction for program and service levels with clear goals and specific objectives. This management-by-objective plan ensures accountability, budget planning, and specific timelines for reporting improvements and accomplishments. Partnerships: The performance and service of our department would not be possible without the partnerships and collaborative efforts of other City departments and surrounding fire districts. Automatic and Mutual Aid Agreements, common emergency operation standards and procedures, and joint training drills and exercises are essential to our performance and service. Infrastructure: Infrastructure improvements for our facilities and apparatuses is the final target for excellence. Strategic planning is essential to focus on the challenges and opportunities that must be met to provide for the service needs of tomorrow. I hope that the information provided has helped acquaint you with our departments programs and activities. We welcome your ideas, comments and concerns as we constantly look for ways to improve. Feel free to stop by the fire station, have a cup of coffee and talk with staff. Get involved in your fire department. As Chief, I embrace the opportunity to build the trust and confidence of our customers as we work together with the support of the City Council, City staff, and community to plan for and help create our future. On behalf of the entire Fire Department, thank you for your continued support.

Applegate Town Hall at Valley View Winery

Sen. Alan Bates (D- District 3) and Rep. Peter Buckley (D- District 5) will host a legislative town hall Monday December 5th at the Valley View Winery in the Applegate. The event will allow Applegate, Ruch, and Jacksonville residents to express their views on various issues. My focus right now is on healthcare reform and family wage jobs; Im excited to share some details and Im looking forward to hearing the communitys thoughts and concerns, Senator Bates said. "This is a time of great challenge for Oregon, but we're determined to keep moving forward. Bates and I depend on feedback and ideas from our constituents, and are always eager to report on the work we're involved in," Representative Buckley said. The town hall will begin at 6:30pm at 1000 Upper Applegate Road in Jacksonville at the Valley View Winery on December 5th.


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Jacksonvilles Heritage: Looking to the Past and Future

The Roman god Janus, April. Physical control marked the beginning of givers. During 2012, the month of Januarys our ability to move forward and address each JHS hopes to have namesake, wears two faces buildings needs and potential. the Rectory assigned one looks to the past, the St. Josephs Catholic Rectory is the success to the Friends for the other to the future. This story. Thanks to community partnerships with duration of our subDecember/January issue the Friends of St. Josephs, church parishioners lease with SOHS and of the Review seems an who have established their own 501(c)(3) nonthe County. appropriate profit, and the Jacksonville-Applegate The Courthouse Take the JHS survey! time for the Jacksonville Heritage Rotary Club, the Rectory is coming and Jail complex is Society to reflect on what it has back to life. The Rotary Club adopted a work in progress. accomplished to date and to focus on the Rectory as a 2011 Rotary at Work The lawn continues our future direction. project. Under the leadership of to be a venue for community events including Chinese The four properties that JHS manages Gary Collins, they have repaired New Year, the Jacksonville Garden Clubs annual plant reinforce this theme. The historic the fence and railings and given the sale, Britts Season Opening Celebration, the Farmers Jackson County Courthouse and Jail, the Rectory a new coat of paint. The Market, Saturday Artists, and Jacksonville Celebrates the Beekman House, Beekman Bank, and St. Friends of St. Josephs have hired Arts to name a few. The entire complex was home to Britt Josephs Catholic Rectory are steeped in an experienced preservationist to Festivals Rock Camp in July. Jacksonville history. They tell the story re-putty and re-glaze windows and The Jail was the site of the Chamber of Commerces of our towns past. These buildings also repair porches. The Friends have Denim and Diamonds fundraiser in November, and pose significant questions for JHSs also received donations of period several parties are scheduled there during the holidays. A mission and Jacksonvilles future. How appropriate furniture. big thank you goes to Raul and Kathleen at Renaissance do we ensure that this history is not lost, that these JHS has been awarded grants from the Oregon Cultural Upholstery for covering the interior walls of the jail with properties continue to serve the public and function as Trust, the City of Jacksonville burlap, hiding the studs and cinder vital community assets? Lodging Tax Committee, and the blocks that were exposed when 2011 has been a year of transition for JHS. Although Jackson County Cultural Coalition SOHS removed the Childrens we signed a sub-lease agreement for these buildings that will help defray the cost of a Museum exhibits. We now have a with the Southern Oregon new wood shingle roof. Weather and nice little event space for individuals Historical Society (SOHS) funds permitting, we will complete and organizations to use. on September 1, 2010, the roof work in the spring, and the The Courthouse itself continues to transfer of physical control Rectory will be open for the May be a challenge. The spaces are large, has been a phased process. 2012 Historic Home Tour. gracious, and airy, but considerable JHS gained control of the The Friends of St. Josephs also work needs to be done to remove Rectory in November 2010, anticipate opening the Rectory on the remaining exhibit backdrops of the Jail in January of this a periodic basis for historical and and repair walls and flooring. The year, of the Courthouse in educational programs and events. JHS recently second floor would make a wonderful Join Friends of March, and of the Beekman concluded a 1-year rental agreement with the ballroom, community center, or small Beekman House! House and Bank in midFriends, making them the Rectorys official careperforming arts center, but the building Heritage - Cont'd. on Pg. 32

An Open Letter to the City
With regard to the Reviews publication of Linda Grahams extensive critique of my brief 200 word letter to the Mail Tribune editors, the rebuttal was in error on one very important issue: my opinion as expressed in my short commentary was entirely my own, not a position of the HARC. Additionally, her rebuttal didnt refute anything in the letter, but simply confirmed the writers fealty to the value of her own and other local businesses to the town. Why the rebuttal was directed also to the HARC is puzzling, since my short piece made no claim to represent that body in print; my mention of my chairmanship was only to reassure readers that I was not directing any part of my bulleted comments to the Planning Commission as a critique of one of their decisions regarding a business in town. I am also a private citizen: my opinions were and are my own, and are in no way intended to represent those of other HARC commissioners. That said, I appreciate Lindas point of view, believe her to be supportive of preservation of the historic character of this town and of the HARCs purpose, and welcome her participation in an ongoing dialogue as to how best accomplish preservation in Jacksonville. Insofar as local business owners participate as civic volunteers in support of the town, I applaud such efforts, but would remind readers that vital community participation here goes far beyond the business community. While the towns businesses themselves exploit the towns historic character and its appeal to tourism, and largely depend upon it, I would add that I think the residential community in our small town must be prepared to accept some incursions on their sanctity because of the intimate proximity of business and residential usesan area of concern primarily that of the Planning Commission. We all share the same boat, and should remember that the early founders and developers of this townsuch as the Beekmans, the Nunans, the Brittshad no interest in historic preservation; they were too busy building their futures, and surviving the hardships of the day. However, what we must all do now, the only responsible option for business owners and residents alike, is provide honest stewardship of the towns surviving past and future promise by carefully preserving as much as we can of its architectural legacy as diligently as possible, including respect and support for the commissions and codes designed to perpetuate the essential character of this community. Historic preservation is both the essence and reason for being of this city, and I think the best course of action is that we all support it as actively and resolutely as possible. Gary R. Collins

St. Joseph's Rectory Thank You

A big THANK YOU to the JacksonvilleApplegate Rotary and Gary Collins for the new paint job on the historic St. Joseph's Catholic Rectoryit really looks spiffy! Over the next few months, the Friends of St. Josephs will be re-puttying and re-glazing the windows, and the Jacksonville Heritage Society will be replacing the roof. We're hoping to then open the Rectory to the public for periodic tours and historic and educational programs. Thank you again for the part you have played in bringing this historic treasure back to life! Carolyn Kingsnorth Jacksonville Heritage Society, Inc.


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Jacksonvilles Miracle Man
As our loyal Jacksonville Review this far without their comfort and support. readers may recall, back in our March Their thoughts and prayers are forever 2011 issue we ran a story on Rick always with the donor and his family. Murray. Rick is a In order to Jacksonville resident maintain his new life, who was in need of however, Rick must a heart transplant remain on expensive due to a very rare immunosuppressant heart condition, and anti-rejection Non-Compaction drugs for the rest of Cardiomyopathy. his life. He is currently A few weeks taking 30 medications after that article a day and continues was printed, Rick to remain closely had been feeling monitored by Stanford more shortness Hospitals postof breath with transplant team with difficulty breathing, monthly visits to that Rick Murray and family, significant fatigue, area for heart biopsies, 3 days post-transplant. and more frequent physical examinations, ventricular tachycardias with his lab work, x-rays, echoes, etc. defibrillator discharging in order to correct The Jacksonville Review would like to the abnormal rhythms. This required our continue to support the Murray Family and Jacksonville Fire Department to respond asks our residents, merchants, and friends for and Mercy Flights to ambulance him to the continued support throughout the Christmas RVMC emergency room. season with your donation to help support After these episodes, Rick and his the Murray family with their non-covered family traveled down to Stanford medical costs, medical premiums, co-pays University Hospital over their kids and deductibles, and all costs associated with spring break where Rick would be travel to Stanford and medications, easily evaluated while he remained on their exceeding $10,000 a year. heart transplant list. After being assessed, We hope you will join us and become a part Rick was immediately admitted to of Ricks miracle. Your donation is worth a the Stanford CCU unit for dangerous lifetime of heartbeats. pressures and fluid levels and less than 10% heart function. Rick continued to decline while in CCU with IV drugs and abnormal heart rhythms and went from a Category IB Status to a 1A Status on the Heart Transplant List, giving him less than 7 days to live. With his wife and two children at his bedside, every minute being together counted. On April 3rd, 2011at 7:15 a.m., Ricks CCU nurse tapped him on the shoulder, excited to report that a donor heart had become available. That same night, he underwent heart transplantation and then remained in ICU before being discharged towards the end of April. He, his wife, Vickie and daughter, Delaney (10), remained in the Stanford area for his close monitoring and testing Rick Murray and family, by the post heart transplant team for 5 7 months post-transplant. months. His teenage son, Shamus (16), traveled back and forth from San Francisco Contributions can be made through: to Medford to successfully complete his SM District, Italian Catholic Federation fourth quarter of his sophomore year of Rick Murray Heart Transplant Fund high school as an Honor Student. c/o Virginia Fuentes At the end of August 2011, it was a 2414 De Koven Avenue very exciting day to arrive back home in Belmont, CA 94002 Jacksonville with his family after a long 650-591-3545 road of decline and recovery. The entire Murray family feels blessed by all the All donations are tax deductible as a support of friends and family through 501(c)(8) fraternal organization. their journey and could not have come FID#: 94-3028917

Friends Open New Hair Salon

Good friends Sarah Farnsworth and Jill Hamilton have lived in Jacksonville for many years and are well-known faces around town. The two have now partnered and have opened the Lock House Hair Salon at 130 S. 3rd Street. The salon occupies the historic 1902 James Elliot House, located just across the street from South Stage Cellars tasting room. After renovating the interior, and painting and sprucing-up the exterior, the salon opened for business on November 15. Sarah, 34, and Jill, 35 met in 1998 while working at the Bella Union. Although they enjoyed working there until this year, both had also dreamed of going to cosmetology school. Working for themselves was in the back of their mind but neither had seriously considered opening their own salon until recently. Jill told the Review, We talked about cosmetology for many years but timing was never right. We both have kids and really busy family lives. But last year, we made the leap and went to school. Weve been ecstatic ever since and are so pleased with the response from all of our friends in the community. The outpouring of support is so typical for Jacksonville and

Jill Hamilton and Sarah Farnsworth we are so grateful to live and work here. Jill is married to well-known Windermere Real Estate agent Christian Hamilton. The couple has four kids, ages 6-19. Sarah has a 10 year-old son and her partner is well-known Valley View Winery winemaker John Guerrero. For an appointment, call the Lock House Hair Salon at 541-778-1834.

Stella Roberts Turns the Big 1-0-2!

Long-time Jacksonville resident Stella Roberts celebrated her 102nd birthday on November 14th with some help from her friends at Pioneer Village.

Family Practice in Family Hands

Longtime Jacksonville dentist Bill Brodie has retired after practicing for 41 years, 37 of which were here in Jacksonville. Bills son Scott, who joined the practice in 2005 and became a partner in Brodie Dental in 2008, is now running the practice. Bill said, This has been a terrific place for my practice because of all the wonderful people we have met and known over these many years. The loyalty and trust that my patients have given me has been truly appreciated and touching. I've also been privileged to work with a talented and caring staff Julie, my hygienist, has been with me over 32 years. Proud parents Bill and Linda Brodie know they are leaving the practice in good hands. We feel very fortunate that Scott is taking over because he shares our values of providing a high level of dentistry. Bill added, Scotts postgraduate education is a top priority for him as it was for me. He's also very caring, compassionate and professional. Our entire dedicated TEAM will be supporting Scott in carrying on the tradition of Brodie Dental. Over the years, Scott has given back, volunteering his dental skills for an orphanage for kids with disabilities in Mexico, the Give Back a Smile program that helps restore the smiles to victims of domestic violence, the Jackson County Children's Dental Clinic and the 2011 Mission of Mercy dental outreach in Portland. Scott is also helping to organize the September, 2012 Mission of Mercy which will be the first here in Jackson County. Photos: David Gibb

Chef Jessers Recipe Featured in New Cookbook

A delightful new cookbook, Dishing Up Oregon, 145 Recipes That Celebrate Farm-to-Table Flavors features 300 color pages of mouth-watering culinary delights. On page 110, foodies will find a Blue Cheese Cheesecake recipe submitted by local chef Constance Jesser of the Jacksonville Mercantile. The recipe features a favorite local ingredientRogue Creamery Crater Lake Blue Cheese. As a bonus, theres also an eye-catching full-color shot of downtown Jacksonville adorning the page opposite the recipe! Cookbook author Ashley Gartland is a food writer who also serves as the Executive Director of the Portland Culinary Alliance. Together with photographer John Valls, the team have produced a cookbook thats a musthave for anyone interested in cooking with local vegetables, fruits, cheeses, wines and other farm-fresh ingredients. Dishing Up Oregon is available now at the Jacksonville Mercantile for $19.95.

Dr. Bill Brodie

Chef Jesser

Dr. Scott Brodie

December 2011/January 2012

It is sometimes easy to lose focus of what has been accomplished when there is still so much you want to do. Fortunately, my wife Mary is there at my side to remind me of all the great things that the Friends of Jacksonvilles Historic Cemetery and our dedicated volunteers have accomplished. So, while I still have a very long list of things on my to do list, it is now time to reflect on our many successes in 2011. It was a very busy and good year for the FOJHC and I take great pride in all that we have managed to do. We hosted three Community Clean-up Days of the cemetery grounds on March 19, May 21, and October 1. A volunteer workforce of 132 put in 557 hours helping to care for our cemetery. The FOJHC were joined by the Boosters and Rotary Clubs, the Masons, and members of the community. I would like to thank the Masonic Lodge again for the wonderful lunches they served the volunteers following the clean-ups on March 19 and October 1. Private tours were very much in-demand this past spring and summer and our Docents did an outstanding job of providing interesting and fun tours for all. There were ten special tours given and the ages of our visitors ranged from a group of 40 retired adults from Roseville, California to a group of very young home schoolers from the Applegate. We were very pleased there were so many student groups requesting tours. They were great visitors who really showed an interest and asked some thoughtful questions. Our new History Saturday Program proved to be quite popular. The attendance each month averaged about 40-45 people with an all-time high of 63 people in November. The History Saturday program now allows us to go into much greater detail than we can cover in our regular tours or during our Meet the Pioneers Program. Given its popularity and success, we plan on repeating it, with some minor changes, in 2012. On April 12, we held a special Memorial Service to mark the 150th Anniversary of the start of the Civil War, attended by over 100 people. It was a very moving and inspirational service that honored all the Civil War Veterans, from both sides, and all around the country. The names of more than 60 Civil War Veterans resting in the Jacksonville Cemetery were read aloud. In May, the FOJHC hosted a marker restoration and cleaning workshop in the Central Point Cemetery. It was very well-received and attended, following the vandalism that occurred in that cemetery in March 2011. Our Annual Memorial Day Meet and Greet on May 29 and 30 was also well-

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received and seems to becoming more popular every year. Volunteers placed 376 flags on the gravesites of all our Veterans resting in Jacksonville. The flags are placed each year in time for the Memorial Day holiday and removed after Veterans Day in November. We receive so many wonderful comments about the flags and how good it makes people feel that somebody cares. Once again, our displays in the Jacksonville Library proved to be quite popular. In May, we sponsored a display called, Hats off to our Military, which paid tribute to our men and women in service, and our Veterans, and featured hats from all different branches of service. In September, we featured Meet the Pioneers and FOJHC President, Victorian Mourning Dirk J. Siedlecki. Customs, always a popular topic. The 6th Annual Meet the Pioneers Program in October was once again a tremendous success with over 600 people attending 30 tours. The introduction of Narratives, along with stories of some lesser-known Pioneer families, was very well-received by the audience. Again, it is our dedicated volunteers, players and the entire support staff that make this program so successful and fun. The proceeds will ensure ongoing restoration and preservation work in the cemetery and support for the Jacksonville Elementary School music program, a cause that our event partner, the Boosters Club, has provided assistance to for many years. Our 7th Annual Meet the Pioneers is scheduled for October 12, and 13, 2012. Work on next years program will begin in January. Speaking of restoration work, in early October, Oregon Granite completed work on 15 monuments they were contracted to restore by the FOJHC. The total project came in at just under $3,000 and brought the number of monuments restored by Oregon Granite to 67. Trained Volunteers completed restoration work on an additional 16 monuments during 2011, bringing the total of volunteer- restored monuments to 130. We also restored a marker for a small family cemetery, on a private ranch, in Lake Creek. It is very rewarding to be able share our new-found skills with other cemeteries in need. In addition, we were able to locate where 3 markers belonged in the Jacksonville Cemetery with 1 being returned to the Missouri Flat Cemetery. These 4 markers were found stored in the Sextons Tool House in various states of disrepair. A couple of these damaged markers were most likely the result of the vandalism that occurred in the Jacksonville Cemetery in the mid 1960s. A Jacksonville resident who grew up in Jacksonville shared her thoughts with us Looking Back - Cont'd. on Pg. 30

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Kiwanis Honors October Student of the Month

For the month of October, the Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville has chosen to honor Elisha Pobursky. His parents are James and Wanda Pobursky. Elisha enrolled last year as a freshman at South Medford High School at the encouragement of his older brother, Enoch. He has worked very hard, taking English I, Literary Skills, World Studies, and Math Skills his first year. Now in his sophomore year, he is taking Math Skills, Pre-Algebra, English II, Biology, American Studies, and Personal Health. He is now carrying a 3.0 grade point average already. He hopes to get into cross-country running this year. His goals are to get better grades up to a 4.0 average, master mathematics, and to continue bettering himself as a person. The people who have influenced him include SMHS Principal Hal Jones, his brother Enoch, his uncle John, Maslow Group caseworker Fallon Stewart, and his Hearts With a Mission case manager, Ryan Marrs. He says they all have been a constant encouragement, offering advice to him as he has been on his journey to bettering himself and to a brighter future. His math teacher, Mrs. Stover and his English teacher, Mr. Santiago have

Kiwanis, Dave Wilson with Elisha Pobursky. worked with him, helping him along. He is really proud and thankful that he is privileged to go to such a great school as South Medford, and really grateful for his brother's encouragement. For further information, contact Dave Wilson at 541- 899-1934 or e-mail:

December History Saturday in the Cemetery

What are all these people doing? Enjoying last months History Saturday Program in the Cemetery. Join the Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery for our final Program of the year on Saturday, December 10, at 10:00am, when we will finish our visit and tour of the City Section of the cemetery. Meet your docents at the Sexton's Tool House and please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. The program is free but donations are always appreciated and help support cemetery restoration and preservation projects. Visit our website at for complete details or call 541-826-9939 with questions. Thank you to all who

Photo: Mike Tupper have been able to attend these monthly programs and for making them such a success. We plan on repeating the program in 2012 so keeping reading the Jacksonville Review for further information. Dierk Siedlecki, President FOJHC

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A Gift to the Community: Outdoor Live Christmas Nativity Scenes

For many years, the idea of presenting live outdoor nativity scenes during the holidays was just a dream. This year, that dream becomes a reality as an outdoor manger scene and five others will come to life on the grounds of the Bigham Knoll campus. The before and after birth of Christ scenes will be presented by five local Jacksonville church groups: Jacksonville Calvary, First Presbyterian, Lumen Dei, St. Andrews Anglican and Ruch Community Bible Church. Event organizers told the Review that in April, 2011, three of the participating churches had presented the nativity idea to their respective churches and had joined forces to make it a reality. Shortly thereafter, two others had signed-on as well. Next, all groups sent representatives to a meeting to discuss locating the event at a donated site in Jacksonville. Unfortunately, despite the generous offer, there were immediate challenges to using that site including running electricity to the site, gravelling the roads and traffic control. When the organizers met in August, a miracle happened when the owners of Bigham Knoll informed them that the Bigham Knoll Campus was theirs to use! The owners of the Bigham Knoll campus had always dreamed of doing this sort of outdoor event and now that the church partners were all lined-up, the event had found a home. The Outdoor Nativity scenes will encompass a walking tour with narration. After taking the tour, everyone is welcome to assemble inside the beautifully-restored

The Unfettered Critic

by Paula Block Erdmann & Terry Erdmann
Christmas Crimes (No, not Fruitcake)
just to see what happens. And what happens is a hoot. Murphys character has too much heart to let himself be a part of the cruel experimentso he and Aykroyd join forces to enact financial revenge. Since the action takes place primarily in the days leading up to New Years Eve, think of this as a Christmas bonus. Die Hard (l988). You likely remember this one: New York City cop Bruce Willis flies into Los Angeles to join his estranged wife at her office Christmas party, only to find that a dozen terrorists intent on stealing millions from the vault have disrupted the festivities. And so Willisa one-man SWAT teamdisrupts theirs. As a slam-bang action film, theres enough fireworks (and a dollup of profanity) here to last until the Fourth of July, but the flashes of fun, not to mention the explosions, light up the plot like a Christmas tree. The Ref (l994). Denis Leary plays an incompetent burglar who holds a bickering family hostage during their Christmas dinner. And what a dinner it is: as consummate comic actors Kevin Spacey, Judy Davis, Christine Baranski and Glynis Johns sling verbal blows at one another, Leary attempts to referee the arguments while cops and a roving Santa keep knocking at the door. The script delights in undermining Christmas clichs, and, just in time for the cranberry sauce, is guaranteed to warm the hearts of dysfunctional families everywhere. One caveat: Learys language here is reminiscent of his early cable-TV specials, so perhaps the wee ones should be nestled all snug in their beds before you slip in the DVD. And please dont forget to read the closing credits; theres an Easter Egg hidden among them that may inspire a smile. Happy Holidays, everyone! Paula and Terry each have long impressivesounding resumes implying that they are battle-scarred veterans of life within the Hollywood studios. Theyre now happily relaxed into Jacksonville.

Gym for refreshments and Christmas caroling. All tours are FREE. This joyful community event will be held December 16, 17 & 18. Hours on Friday and Saturday will be 5pm-8pm and on Sunday 4pm7pm. The Bigham Knoll campus is located at 525 Bigham Knolltake E Street off 5th Street to the end. There will be plenty of parking with parking attendants along the way to guide you. The event organizers encourage everyone to fill up their cars and come out and celebrate the reason for the season!

certain small town newspaper publisher once named the l990 John Hughes production Home Alone as his top choice on a list of favorite Christmas films. At first glance, that movies premise an eight year old boy, inadvertently forgotten at home by his traveling parents and forced to fend off a pair of violent robbersseems an odd choice for holiday viewing. And yet, watching while Macaulay Culkins clever Road Runner outwits Joe Pesci and Daniel Sterns twin Wile E. Coyotes makes for perfect family fare. As it turns out, when Hughes wrote Home Alone, he wasnt inventing a genre; he was adding his own entry to a vast category of criminality-based classic Christmas films. Some of the entries are comic, some entertaining in a darker way, and some may not be appropriate for younger viewers. But we found a bagful that are more fun than a bowl of figgy pudding. For instance: Were No Angels (l955) stars Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Ray and Peter Ustinov as a trio of thieves who escape from the infamous Devils Island penal colony just before Christmas. While waiting for a boat to take them to Paris, they enter a store intending to rob itand wind up helping the locals. With Leo G. Carroll as the store owner, Joan Bennett as his wife, and Basil Rathbone as the villain trying to take over the business, comedy is bound to arrive down the chimney. By the end, youll believe that, although they reside on Devils Island, these people are angelic. Trading Places (l983) may be the perfect movie for viewing this holiday season, given its portrayal of evil-justfor-the-fun-of-it Wall Street traders. Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche excel as bored, ultra-rich brothers who find fun in destroying an employees career. They frame Dan Aykroyd and give his job to small-time hustler Eddie Murphy,

Movie Night at Old City Hall

The film for December is They Were Expendable, shown in part as a tribute on the seventieth anniversary of those who served at the beginning of World War II. Filled with tones and emotions similar to those of todays Americans worried about the future, trying to simply survive in a climate of uncertainty, They Were Expendable focuses on a time when American forces were retreating not advancing. Ford doesnt dwell on wartime heroics, and not even at any great length with action. That isnt what this film is about. The film is profoundly elegiac, with the patient grandeur of a tragic poem. (Richard Jameson) It is a heartbreakinglybeautiful film and is arguably the greatest American film of the Second World War, made by America's greatest director, John Ford, who himself saw action from the Battle of Midway through D-day. The images in this film are astonishing by any standards! The face of a crewmans Philippine wife, anxious with worry as his boat sets out to sea The sight of an old man, with rifle in hand, settled on his porch awaiting the forthcoming enemy to the tune of Red River Valley as his benediction The weary and drawn face of Robert Montgomery whose commanding officer is telling him that he and his men are expendable. Fords cinematography illustrates why the director, Peter Bogdanovich says there is no one in film today capable of making a movie like this. They Were Expendable will screen at 7:00pm on Friday, Dec. 16th at Old City Hall. The doors will open at 6:30pm. The film for January is Laura, a 1944 film noir directed by Otto Preminger, starring Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews and Clifton Webb. The American Film Institute ranked the film as having the 7th best film score of all time. I guarantee that when you leave Old City Hall the films theme will stay with you It was also ranked as the 4thgreatest mystery ever produced. The portrait of "Laura" plays a central role in the movie. In it, Gene Tierney is as hauntingly beautiful as the music. Laura will screen at 7:00pm on Friday, January 20th, at Old City Hall. The doors will open at 6:30pm.

December 2011/January 2012

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Chamber Chat
by The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
elcome to the monthly Chamber Chat! As you are reading this, Victorian Christmas is kicking-off with Father Christmas, carolers, weekend entertainment and hot chestnuts making our downtown streets busy for the next three weeks. This issue of the Review covers December and January so this will keep you up-to-date on whats ahead. Denim and Diamonds, Jail Break Party, the Chamber's annual fundraising party and auction was a great success! Thanks to all the helpers and specifically Kathleen Cardenas and Marilyn Wilson, who spent hours decorating and making it awesome! Thanks also to Raul Cardenas for all the work. Held at the Children's Museum (appropriately, the Old County Jail) it was a great new venue for the event. Kathleen is already working on ways to make it even better next year. The auction raised $4,300 and we would like to extend a hearty thank-you to those who donated for your generous support! Preparations are already underway for our Chinese New Year's, Year of the Dragon celebration on February 4th. This year's line-up is exciting with the St. Mary's 6th grade class preparing a dragon for the parade. Merchants, please plan ahead to bring in Dragon merchandise for sale that will add to the fun of the Chinese New Year month. You are urged to have dragon merchandise, food, and festive dcor to celebrate the event city-wide.

There is no general Chamber meeting in January. In lieu of the general meeting, we will have our annual Chamber dinner, scheduled for January 15th at Dj Vu restaurant at the corner of California and 5th. It should prove to be a wonderful meal and location for the Saturday, 6:00pm event. At the meeting, a 2011 review and goals for 2012 will be presented and new members for 2011 will be introduced along with new Board members. We end the year with a positive feeling. Looking back at a year of enhanced communication, the kick-off of our new Taste of Summer event and a membership growth of 10%, we look forward to a successful 2012 for all of our members. All of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Board members would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a great holiday time with your families and loved ones. The Chamber invites you to join us at our monthly general meetings, at the Bella Union, held the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm. We offer a relaxed and informative time to socialize and connect with the business community. See you December 8th! general meeting in January and hope to see you at the annual dinner on January 15th. For information on the Jacksonville Chamber, or to join, please contact the visitors center at 185 N Oregon St., or call the office at 541-8998118.

Jacksonville Chamber Thank You!

The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce would like to take the opportunity to thank those in our community and surrounding areas 5th Street Flowers 5th Street Hair Design Almondtree Baking Co. Bella Union Caprice Winery Columbia Distributing Co. Cottage Antiques & Collectibles Country House Inns C-Street Bistro Cycle Analysis Daisy Creek Nail Spa David Gibb Photography Dr. Scott Brodie Duncan's Brookings Condo Essentielle Skin Care Eunice Merlin Artist Farmhouse Treasures Fly High Vineyards Frank Steele Frau Kemmling Schoolhaus/Brewhaus Friends of Jacksonville Historic Cemetery Gary West Gold Beach Mailboats Good Bean Coffee Healing Point Acupuncture Ida's Cottage Jacksonville Boosters Jacksonville Company Jacksonville Inn Jacksonville Insurance Inc. Jacksonville Mercantile Jacksonville Seniors Thrift Store Jacksonville Spirit Gas Station Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital John Guerrero JoyFull Yoga La Boheme for the generous contributions that helped to make the Denim & Diamonds Auction a great success! La Fiesta Las Palmas Restaurant Longsword Vineyards MacLevins Merrill Cellars Mustard Seed Pickety Place Pico's Pony Espresso Quady North Winery Ray's Food Place Renaissance Upholstery & Design Scheffel's Toys Segway of Jacksonville Son's of Oregon South Stage Cellars Sterling Savings Bank Susan De Rosa Artist Terra Firma Home The Barn Co. The Blue Door Garden Store The Candy Shoppe The Cotton Broker The Creator's Art Gallery The Crown Jewel The French BouTEAque The Jacksonville Review The Magnolia Inn The Paw Spa The Pot Rack Tobiano US Bank Valley View Winery Wildlife Images Willowcreek Wooldridge Creek Winery

Start a Community Garden with a Grant!

To support sustainable community gardening efforts, the Jackson County Master Gardener Association will assist established or developing Community Gardens with grants up to $2,000. Applications are now available at the Extension Office located at 569 Hanley Road, Central Point, or online at: http:// mga. All submissions should be received no later than January 6, 2012. For more, contact Debra Osborne, Master Gardener volunteer at (541) 890-2614 or email

Jacksonville Boosters Club News

The Jacksonville Boosters Club is looking forward to the new year with plans for continuing restoration of Britt Gardens, and helping with the shelters and structures at Doc Griffin Park. Looking back at 2011, the Boosters want to thank their members and friends. As the year started, the club contributed to the Senior Nutrition Food Project (Food and Friends) in Jacksonville by donating a portion of the proceeds raised through the silent auction and raffle at its 2010 Holiday Party. As has become a tradition, the Boosters provided strong financial support for the Jacksonville Elementary Schools music program, which staged Sleeping Beauty, featuring the music students. Also in the spring, the club worked closely with the City on plans for developing a fresh new look for Britt Gardens restoration, emphasizing new greenery and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) access to the Zigler Trail. Throughout the summer and fall, members turned out with saws, shears and rakes for cleanup parties as the work continues. In late spring, focus turned to the Elementary Schools long-neglected greenhouse. Volunteers cleared out trash and weeds, and, with help from a local craftsman, replaced broken doors. With new doors, greenhouse fabric and fresh gravel on the floor, the greenhouse is now serving aspiring student gardeners. The club was back in action for Septembers City-Wide Yard sale, hauling, displaying and promoting donated treasures. Despite a stumbling economy, the proceeds exceeded last years record. The Boosters thank the many donors for helping to make the sale a success. In October, members participated in an annual trip back into history at Meet the Pioneers, with longstanding partner Friends of the Jacksonville Cemetery. Many Boosters appeared as characters from our past, assisted with ticket sales, acted as tour guides and set up and struck the shows props. As the year draws to a close, proceeds from this months Holiday Party again will benefit the Senior Nutrition Program. The Boosters welcome visitors and guests to their monthly meetings at Old City Hall. For information, call Hospitality Chair Terry Erdmann, 541-899-5574.

Year of the Dragon

-February 4, 2012-

Chinese New Year

Join SOCCA in Jacksonville to celebrate

Medford Food Project Jacksonville Pickup Day: December 10th

For information on how you can get your green bag, please contact Jo Parker at 541-227-8011 or

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Tax Tips You Can Use

by Kathleen Crawford & Angela Clague, Enrolled Agents
his article discusses the importance of bank accounts to your tax situation. Many people decide not to receive a tax refund by direct deposit. They believe that if they allow bank information to be added on their return, the IRS will know about the account. While that is true, their mistake is thinking that the IRS does not already know about their bank account. This article is not intended to frighten people. IRS agents are not allowed to look up information on anyone they choose. An agent who sneaks a look at information on her boyfriend's ex-wife would be terminated immediately. However, if an agent has a need-to-know, then all of the accounts for a taxpayer can easily be obtained. Examples of a need-to-know do not include payments or refunds on tax returns, but do include information to aid in collection of a tax debt and information to complete an audit. Many people get simple letter audits suggesting that an error was made on a tax return and provides steps to correct the error or pay the increase in tax. In these cases, bank statements are not requested. In my experience, every other audit has required that bank statements be provided for the year in question. The reason for wanting bank statements is to look at the record of deposits. The auditor adds up all of the deposits for the year and then compares that to the total gross income included on the tax return. If the deposits are about equal to the gross income on the return, then the return has a great probability of being correct. If the amount of money deposited in the account(s) is more than the amount represented on the return, the auditor will want to know where the excess money

by Pamela Sasseen, Hanley Farm Volunteer

Christmas Past at Hanley Farm

came from and will suspect unreported income or possible illegal activities. If the amount deposited is a lot less than the income reported, the auditor will ask about other accounts or cash transactions, because that is also unusual in today's world. Think of your bank statements as a day-to-day history of your financial life. Think back to 2008 and all of deposits you made that year. That is the most common audit year right now. If you had to outline and explain all of your 2008 deposits, could you do so? If you have deposits that combine different items or have business and personal items in the same account, it might be very difficult to go back and explain discrepancies. Also if you have sources of non-taxable income like money gifts from Aunt Sarah, an inheritance from mom, or loan repayments from Uncle Fred, your bank deposits will look different from your tax return. I recommend to clients that if they have unusual income, they make a note or copy of the check and add it to their tax file. That way, if they are audited in a future year, it would be easy to find and explain the unusual deposit. I also recommend that different kinds of income be deposited separately. Deposit slips are cheap and that way a taxpayer can easily see the different income types. The good news is that only a small percentage of taxpayers are audited. The article is for information only. Please see your tax advisor regarding questions on your personal situation. The Jacksonville Tax Lady LLC is located in beautiful, historic Jacksonville at 610 North 5th Street, just across from Pony Espresso. Kathleen and Angela can be reached at 541-899-7926.

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Does your family get enough fresh air? by Spring Air, Inc.
The holiday season is here It is time to decorate the tree and get all the lights on the house (bigger and brighter than the neighbors, of course). As the seasons change it is common for many people to decorate their homes to look good on the outside, but not very many people spend the time or money to find out what is going on inside their homes. Many homes have poor indoor air quality issues that can create dust problems, trigger allergies and asthma problems. Many homes are not built to be energy efficient and could be costly to heat and cool. These are common issues that are created because of air leakage. All houses should have some air leakage. Most leak too much. Symptoms of excessive leakage could include uneven temperatures throughout the house, wasted energy, excessive dust, cold drafts, dry air in the winter, and clammy air in the summer. On the other hand, some homes are too airtight and may have unhealthy indoor air. To measure a homes air tightness, Department of Energy scientists at Princeton University invented the computerized Infiltrometer blower door instrument. The test will determine how leaky your entire home is, and where improvements can be made. You dont have to put up with annoying problems or an unhealthy home. Just because most homes have these problems doesnt mean they cant be solved. Spring Air has invested in new technology and equipment to be able to help our clients upgrade their homes. Imagine: even, comfortable temperatures, crisp, clean fresh air, and less dust. All paid for through reduced monthly utility bills. The first step is a comprehensive home & duct performance test. For more information about the test go to and click on home performance.

After Michael Hanley purchased his fruitcake, cookies, and walnuts from the modest log house and land in 1857, farm. The family didnt believe in once his crops were planted and animal rushing into town to buy a lot of gifts for shelters built, he probably focused his Christmas. Christmas is too commercial attentions on these days. building his home. As gifts were He built his house, exchanged, tended his farm, we can and eventually imagine became one of the family most successful members agriculturists sitting about in the county! the fire, As his success reminiscing grew, so did his with one family. He and another as his wife, Martha, they cracked had nine children, the walnuts three of whom grown on dieda 9-year old their farm. daughter, 2-year Christmas old son and an breakfast infant son. Martha with family Hanley Farm in the snow. The Hanleys used it at least died in 1887, and and friends once as a Christmas card. SOHS 20879 upon Michaels was also a passing in 1889, the children each tradition. Although the sisters had an inherited a portion of their parents estate. electric range, they preferred cooking Their eldest daughter, Alice, inherited over an old wood-burner. Breakfast the home place. It wasnt unusual to included pancakes and sausages. The find her working in the fields with her pancakes were dropped on the hired help where she worked just oval soapstone and cooked to a golden as hard as any man. John, their eldest brown. Biscuits, toast, coffee and milk, son, lived in eastern Oregon and started along with delicious sausage gravy, a ranching venture. He eventually sold completed the meal. The family shared his holdings and returned to the Rogue this Christmas breakfast, gathered around Valley, where he wed Mary Love. the dining table, being warmed by the fire With the passing of John in 1901, and in the big wood range. Mary in 1904, their daughter, Claire, Weve planned a special Christmas was taken in by her Aunt Alice and was celebration for you. Join us!!! raised by her at Hanley Farm. Claires December 11, Celebrate the Christmas brother, Alex, was old enough to work Holiday at Hanley Farm! on his uncles ranch. Her sister, Martha, Enjoy warm cider, freshly baked lived for a while with an aunt in Chile, pastries, and browse about at your then came to live with Alex. Claires other leisure. We hope youll plan to participate sister, Mary, was raised at her uncles in our wreath-making workshop. At the Butte Creek Ranch. Claire spent her life workshop, youll learn how to make your at Hanley Farm with her Aunt Alice, who holiday wreath using bases made from all died in 1940. The three sisters inherited natural materials, including grapevines the farm and Mary and Martha eventually grown at Hanley Farm. A $15 kit includes joined Claire, where they lived their a pre-made wreath-base, greens & holly. remaining years. Claire died in 1963, You can also tour the Hanley farmhouse Martha in 1975, and Mary passed in 1986. for $3/person (10 years and older; under When Michael Hanley moved to Rogue 10 years, free). After your house tour, Valley he brought with him Christmas visit our on-site mercantile and select that traditions, many of which endured until special holiday gift, or a packet of Hanley the 1980s, preserved throughout the years Farm recipes to use as you prepare those by his granddaughters. In 1960, the sisters special holiday treats. And don't forget to wrote their memories of a traditional take home a Christmas tree! Claire may Hanley Farm Christmas. They recalled not have been fond of this tradition, but that decorations were simple. There were we sure are! This year were featuring no decorations outside, but ivy was hung Noble Firs, 6 to 8 tall, prices range from on the walls and draped over a few wall $33 to $44 per tree. PLUSbe sure to add hangings within the house. Claire wrote Hanley Farm walnuts to your Christmas that fir branches covered the fireplace shopping list this year! mantle, which also displayed candles For more information about Hanley and occasionally framed family photos. Farm or upcoming events, call us at 541A Christmas tree was not a part of the 773-2675; e-mail us at; original tradition, but sometimes there visit us on-line at was a small Christmas tree on the hanley-farm; or check out our Hanley Farm table in the living room. Claire was not Facebook page! happy with this new custom. She put Hanley Farm, owned and operated by the up with it, however, as some members Southern Oregon Historical Society, is located of the family insist[ed] on it. at 1053 Hanley Road, between Jacksonville Gift giving was loving and simple, and Central Point. and might include homemade pastries, appy Holidays from the Jacksonville Pioneers! Here are some easy ways the Jacksonville community can get involved and help support our school; Cut out and save Box Tops. Our school can earn $.10 per Box Top! These are the little stamp-like labels that say 'Box Top' on many items such as dry food goods, kleenex boxes, etc... You can drop these off at the school office M-F from 8am-3:30 pm. Save Campbells Soup labels from cansunwrap entire label and we can send them in under the Labels for Education campaign to earn rewards. Come shop at our school Fall Book Fair! It's a great way to support our school while getting a jump on your Christmas shopping. The book fair

will run from 8am-3pm on 11/28, 11/29, 11/30, 12/1 and from 8am12noon on 12/2. Purchase deals from Jacksonville merchants through Bing Deals. 25% of the purchase goes directly to Jacksonville Elementary school. Please see for the latest deals. For more information, please call the school at 541-899-1417.

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Garden of the Month

by Kay Faught
My Neighbor's Garden
had a rare opportunity this month and always plants peppermint for his for my December garden! As you winter tea. Mrs. C whispered how may know, Mr. And Mrs. S. Claus wonderful their vegetables are each year have a home in Jacksonville, but I rarely and shared their secret! They use rare see them during the year, as they are reindeer manure to amend the soil. Rare gone from fall till early spring. (I am only indeed... as I know from experience, that aware of their return when she pops in to shipping costs prohibit suppliers in this grab some Polar Bear Zinnia seeds in valley to carry it. late spring.) Center in the yard is a huge noble fir, I happened to be walking by their home which bears nests, cones, and garlands and saw Mrs. Claus out front, tending her of nuts. Behind that, the back yard rises bed of Fairy Sword ferns, so I stopped up to a wooded bank and back fence. to chat and ask about her visit! Only here Predominantly shaded, Mrs. Clause uses for a brief time, she had to return in a few the area to showcase her Cinnamon Ferns. days. Mrs. C is not very involved in her Compact and erect and ranging from 3- 5 husband's toy business, but is very busy feet tall, six wonderful specimens are preparing cookies, and assisting with the tucked along the slope to anchor the rest shipping end of the business. It is rare of her plantings. Two shorter, arching indeed for her Christmas Ferns to be able to lay at their feet. come back and Here and there, spend any fall Christmas Rose garden time, so Hellebores offer our chat soon soft contrast with led to a gracious buds ready to pop invitation and for the winter. tour of their Just as your unique and eyes seem to be private garden. resting in the solid Mr. and Mrs. winter green, Claus bought merriment their home pops it's jovial on Dear Trail, head. Tucked in Santa & Mrs. Claus at their home in Jacksonville. years ago, when the corner of the her husband fell in love with the town, bed, in the only sunny area along the during one of his late December delivery back, is a long toy train, one of Nick's trips. She mentioned that he returned garden creations. Its' cars, filled with 8 with such a twinkle in his eye about tall Snowdrop bulbs ready to pop their his visit to this old-fashioned town, that white sunny faces in early spring, create the following spring they purchased a fun scene. Tiny starts of holly along a home and moved in. Mrs. C began it's track create an imaginary rail, and a immediately adding plantings and garden specimen snowberry, heavy with white art, knowing she had limited time. She berries, dangles from it's branches and mentioned that they both have a common tower over it all. love of merriment in a garden, so it was I asked Mrs. C about any frustrations or easy to begin with a plan. While Nick regrets they have had with the garden, such (Mrs. C's nickname for him!) offers as the deer or clay soil. Her response should assistance in building much of the toy-like not have surprised me. Oh no dear... we structures of garden art, Mrs. C handles love our deer visiting and they never seem all the planting and nurturing. to eat any of our plantings. In fact we often As we walked up the drive, I was visit with them and share candied apples amazed at the size of the garage. Three we have left from our trip away during the large bays flank the home, allowing winter. Our garden just seems to grow and protection for a very large, old sleigh they grow, and offers so many of our bird and park during most of the year. Mrs. C has animal friends feed and shelter during our placed candy cane trellises between each time away. Their love of birds is obvious bay door, and created a perfect spot for as you gaze throughout the garden . A her prize winning Sleigh Bell hybrid garden corner has festooned wooden boxes tea roses. A hint of some of the remaining (that seem to look like presents!) with open cream color petals still cling to the roses, lids acting as platform feeders. Between two as fall is taking over, and what shows of them, a garland of cranberries offers a now are the carefully-trimmed branches perch and a meal. that follow the shape of the trellis. Their favorite time in the garden? A My first impression is already of the smile graced her rosey cheeks as she merriment they love. shared how much they love to sit on As we walk through the red and white the back patio in the summer, put their picket fence, into the back yard, a large feet up on the big peppermint-shaped patio tucks against the back of the home. cushion, and drink cinnamon iced tea and Edging the entire patio, candy-tuft have some of their favorite cookies. As lays green and ready for springs' white she escorted me back to the front gate, I profusion. Green pots of Christmas noticed an amazing, giant, red and green cactus still sit atop the bright red tables glazed pot shimmering in the light. A flanking their patio furniture, which is beautiful rose shrub of some kind towered all hand-painted with sugar plums and from the soil. Asking Mrs. C what it was... red berries. Mrs. C. commented that she Oh, that is our Father Christmas Rose... is trying to keep all the cactus outside in our favorite in the garden! the sun as long as she can before she has I thanked Mrs. C for taking the time to to take them in during their absence. As let me tour the garden and share it with I look, I noticed an abundance of them our Jacksonville neighbors, and I asked so I asked her about them. Friends just her to pass on to Mr. C our wishes for his share different varieties with us all the continued success in his business! time, so we have quite a collection now, As I turned to leave Mrs. C and we love them! whispered Dear, I just took some Tucked into the candy tuft are 6 warm gingerbread out of the oven, carved stocking planters. Each holds a would you like to stay and share some? sweet Jingle Bell miniature rose. I can I thought my column can wait, we just imagine the color in summer! As stepped through the door into the kitchen. we walked up the walk from the patio, she pointed out their waning vegetable Kay is the owner of Blue Door Garden Store, garden, a space in the sun behind their located at 155 N Third St. Specializing in garage, where she can grow her favorite paraphernalia for the home gardener; she Garden Candy cherry tomatoes. Nick carries garden gifts,decor, and a wide variety gets involved with some of this garden, of pots, tools, gloves, and organic products.

The Weed Wrangler

by Bob Budesa
Weed Work is NEVER Done
o, its cold enough to put the plants to bed, but theres still more to do before calling it quits for the season! If you have weed sprayers that were used this past summer, they need to be cleaned up before you store them away. Even though it was just water-based spray that was pumped, it needs to be cleaned out. Most likely, youll forget what was in the tank, and it wont be much good by next year anyway. All equipment, tanks, buckets, etc. that came in contact with herbicide should be triple-rinsed before storing away. Any old plastic herbicide containers that are empty should also be triple-rinsed, then have the bottoms slashed to prevent anyone from using them again. If you plan to store your backpack sprayers outside, make sure theyre completely void of water, especially in the pump mechanism. Freezing temperatures will wreak havoc with a sprayer containing water. If you still have weed-infested areas that could use another treatment, consider burning. Check with the Fire Chief first to make sure its okay to do so, please. Propane tanks with burners (attached via 6-8 of hose) can still kill weed seeds during winter months. Remember, most seeds will reside within the top inch of soil, making them vulnerable to extreme heat. So, why not get the jump on next years weed problem now, freeing-up some weekends next summer for fishing or other favorite activities? When cleaning-up around the yard, pay attention to what you put in your

compost pile. Unless you have a very hot compost, dont put any weeds containing seeds in it. Seeds will likely survive a cool compost pile, and when you spread compost around next spring/summer, youll be infesting new ground with weeds. Take all weeds containing seeds to the dump. Plants that can sprout from vegetative parts (Japanese knotweed, for instance) should never be included in your compost, nor should they be taken to the woods for disposal. Include them with your other household garbage, and take it to the dump. Make sure it doesnt end up with the other yard waste because it can and will sprout. Some perennial shrubs (Scotch broom) can still be treated during fall and winter months if done before a killing frost. Cutting unwanted shrubs back and treating the raw ends of the remaining stem with a glyphosate compound will kill remaining roots, preventing them from re-sprouting. Remember, treating shallow-running shrub or tree roots that come in contact with grass may translocate and kill grass, so keep that in mind before treatment. Always read the label, and follow the instructions. I hope you have a weed-free and Happy New Year. Bob Budesa moved to Jacksonville 20 years ago, retired from BLM after 38 years where he oversaw the noxious weed program with Medford District BLM (850,000 acres) for 20 years, worked in Wild Horse Program in 1970s and was a member of JWA for 2 years.

Mysteries in Our Backyard!

The Rogue Valley Genealogical Society (RVGS) and the Southern Oregon Historical Society (SOHS) ask: Are you interested in local history? Is there a mystery lurking in your neighborhood? Home? Family? That story thats passed from one generation to the next, is it true? Would you like to solve these mysteries? In January, you can do just that! November through December, we invite you to submit your local history mystery question to RVGS or SOHS. Then, in January 2012, youll be able to claim a mystery to solve! Gathering your mystery questions is the first step in our new research project, Mysteries in Our Backyard. So, submit your mysteries! For more information, visit our website at or call RVGS 541-512-2340; SOHS 541-858-1724. Mysteries in Our Backyard detectives, plan to attend the following presentations and research workshops presented by Rogue Valley Genealogical Society & Southern Oregon Historical Society: Research Workshop: How to Begin Solving a Local History Mystery January 7, 9:30am11:00am Medford Library, Adams Room 205 S. Central Avenue, Medford RVGS 541-512-2340; SOHS 541-858-1724 Presentation: Sarah Ann, A Jackson County Mystery January 17, 1:30pm Rogue Valley Genealogical Society OEA Uniserv Building 2495 S. Pacific Highway, Medford RVGS 541-512-2340; SOHS 541-858-1724 Research Workshop: The Ins & Outs of Genealogy Research" January 21, 9:30am-11:00am Rogue Valley Genealogical Society 95 Houston Road, Phoenix RVGS 541-512-2340; SOHS 541-858-1724

Focus on:
ith the holidays here, giving is at the forefront of many of our minds. Becoming a Food & Friends volunteer is one way you can give. Our volunteers are caring individuals who work hard to bring a hot meal and friendly smile to hundreds of seniors each day. Marian, a Jacksonville meal site volunteer for the past 30 years, is a wonderful example of the people involved with our program. Marian gave over 600 hours to Food & Friends in just one year. Shes a hard-working, dedicated member of the Food & Friends team. The Food & Friends staff nominated Marian for the Presidents Volunteer Service Award to thank her for her service, and for her donation of countless hours. The award was presented on October 14, 2011, with fellow volunteers and staff in attendance to help celebrate. We warmly thank her for her service and giving spirit we just couldnt do it without her and others like her! The gift of time given by our volunteers is essential to the success of

our program, but financial contributions from community members are just as important. If you would like to make a gift in honor of someone special this holiday season, just let us know and we will send a letter to notify them of your gift. Donations may be sent to Food & Friends at P.O. Box 3275, Central Point, OR 97502. You can also contribute online through PayPal by visiting us online at www.rvcog. org. Just click on the Food & Friends link and look for the Donate button. You may also be interested in knowing more about our Holiday Wish Tree project. Tags with the name of local, homebound seniors and a gift idea are available for pickup at our office. Just select a tag, purchase and wrap the gift, and return it to us no later than Friday, December 16th. Please contact Kristi at Food & Friends at 541734-9505 ext. 2 for more details.

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7So. Oregon Artist Resource (SOAR) Art Event Calendar on page 10. 7November-January: YANG YU EXHIBIT AT LAN GALLERY. 7Friday, December 2, 6:00pm: JACKSONVILLE VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS PARADE & TREE LIGHTING. See ad on page 9.
7 Weekends, December 3-18, JACKSONVILLE CHAMBER'S VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION. See ad on page 9. 7 Weekends, December 3-11, JHS VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS AT BEEKMAN HOUSE. See article and ad on page 7. 7 December 3 & 4, Noon-5:00pm: SCHMIDT FAMILY VINEYARDS HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE. See ad on page 17. 7 Monday, December 5, 6:30pm: APPLEGATE TOWN HALL, Valley View Winery. See article on page 6. 7 Thursday, December 8, 5:30pm: CHAMBER MONTHLY GENERAL MEETING, second Thursday of each month at Bella Union. See "Chamber Chat"on page 11. 7 December 9 & 10, 11:00am-3:00pm: JACKSONVILLE GARDEN CLUB HOLIDAY GREENS SALE, near post office. See ad on page 9. 7 Saturday, December 10: MEDFORD FOOD PROJECT PICKUP DAY. See ad on page 11. 7 Saturday, December 10, 10:00: HISTORY SATURDAY, Jacksonville Historic Cemetery. See article on page 9. 7 December 10 & 11: JACKSONVILLE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY ANNUAL BOOK SALE. See ad this page. 7 Sunday, December 11, 11:00am-4:00pm: CELEBRATE THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY AT HANLEY FARM, and wreath-making workshop. See article on page 12. 7 December 16-18: LIVING NATIVITY AT BIGHAM KNOLL. See article on page 10. 7 Friday, December 16, 7:00pm: CLASSIC MOVIE NIGHT AT OLD CITY HALL, "They Were Expendable." See article on page 10. 7 December 16 & 17, 7:30pm: JACKSONVILLE'S GYPSY SOUL ANNUAL HOLIDAY BENEFIT CONCERT, Ashland." See ad this page. 7 December 19-23, 10:00am-2:00pm: LITTLE PIONEERS WINTER CAMP AT BIGHAM KNOLL. See ad on page 3. 7 Wednesday, December 21: BEYER PARKER'S 80TH ! Happy Birthday Dad! 7 Saturday, December 24, 5:00pm & 7:00pm: CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES, Jacksonville Presbyterian. See ad this page. 7 Saturday, January 15, 6:00pm: CHAMBER ANNUAL DINNER, Dj vu restaurant. See "Chamber Chat"on page 11. 7 Friday, January 20, 7:00pm: CLASSIC MOVIE NIGHT AT OLD CITY HALL, "Laura." See article on page 10. 7 Sunday, January 22, 1:30pm & 4:00pm: "THE UGLIEST DUCKLING," Craterian Theater. See article on page 29.

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Travel Expert Anne McAlpin knows how to pack! Whether its a suitcase or a stocking, here are some of her favorite gift ideas that pack easily and will be loved by everyone on your list. Gary West Meats As the saying goes, You never know when your next meal is coming. GW Jerky is the perfect protein to pack for those long travel days. The Today Show called it, The Rolls Royce of Jerky. Bundle a trio of Traditional, Cajun, Teriyaki or Cracked Black Pepper Jerky, each $5. Terra Firma The perfect gift for anyone you visit is Lepide Provence Soaps. Available in eight amazing scents, my two favorites are Verbena & Cirtrus and Black Tea. An added bonus is keeping your luggage smelling great! $6.95 And to get it all home: Envirosax Reusable Designer Bags. 10 different designs (my favorite is Paris). Packaged in a matching stuff sack for perfect stocking stuffers. Keep one tucked in the outside pocket of your luggage: if your bag is overweight, transfer some items and voila, no baggage fees! Holds up to 40 lbs. $8.95 Picos Is your bag a huge a black hole? Keep searching for lost items? From TSA to toddlers, the Rume Reveal small travel organizer bags have countless uses. With bright neon-colored zippers, theyre easy to spot in any bag. Seeing is believing! $7 BUDGET BUSTER: Carefree Buffalo Give the gift of time this season with a Schlabaugh & Sons craftsman-style clock. Each one is truly a working piece of art. Stop in and say "hello" and have Joe show you the intricate details of his stunning collection of solid oak handcrafted clocks. Many different designs are available, some incorporating handcrafted ceramic tiles. Made in America and worth the splurge. $30- $450

Farmhouse Treasures The gift any girl can wear anytime is Georgie Girl Jewelry. This affordable and fun line of bracelets, earrings & necklaces is designed for all generations. The fun and flashy rhinestone headbands and hairclips make an easy-to-pack gift. So lightweight you wont have to worry about any excess baggage fees! $3.95-$8.95. And check out the animal print Scarves by Susie, tooa great addition to any travel wardrobe. Made in Grants Pass $8.95 AAA Travel Store Its always a challenge to shop for men, but heres the perfect gift: The Microlink Self-Powered Emergency Radio. Receive AM/FM stations and 7 NOAA Weather band channels. But wait, its also an LED flashlight and emergency USB cell phone charger. At just 11oz, keep it in your glove compartment for your next road trip. Runs on solar or hand-crank power. Actually, its the perfect gift for anyone on your list: $35. And for any gal: The Lightweight Bamboo Pashbu Scarf makes a perfect multi-use item for every trip. Since its bamboo, its breathable and great for year-round travel in any climate. Knot it around your neck for warmth, use as a blanket on the plane or wrap around your shoulders for some holiday color. Its huge at 30x74 and is so super soft youll want one in all five colors. My favorite is Raspberry. $25. AAA Travel Store is the best kept secret and you dont have to be a member to shop there.

Jacksonville Mercantile Its all about tradition and food over the holidays and The Peppermint Pig is always a favorite. The pig is honored in Victorian tradition as a symbol of good health, happiness and prosperity. Pass Noel the Pig around the table (inside the pink pouch) and make a wish for the New Year as you whack it with the hammer thats included. Then devour the delicious shards of peppermint. $15. If you cant make it to Italy, why not enjoy some authentic Italian pasta with Pastifico Marella Monnezzaglia This handmade Italian striped pasta comes in bowties, corkscrews, rigatoni, radiators and tulips in a plethora of colors. Aside from being the best pasta youll ever taste, what else can you boil for 15 minutes that puts a remarkablelooking and funto-discuss feast on the table? $11.95 Blue Door Garden Store For the gardener, Terra Dcor Garden Markers are durable, full-color markers that add a creative touch to gardens. The plant brackets combine exquisite design with a weather-resistant finish to protect them from the elements. Write on the 6 stakes to remind you where you planted what. $4. And, check-out the Gnome-themed stone and iron garden stakes ranging from $8-$25.

The Pot Rack If you dont have one yet, you will soonThe Lilypad Lid is a silicone FDA-approved suction lid and food cover that prevents spills by creating an airtight, watertight seal for reheating and storing food. It works on all smooth rims: stainless steel, glass, plastic, and melamine. Use it over and over and save $ on plastic wrap. I like the small size for travelingit keeps my coffee warm in transit. Safe for oven, microwave, freezer & dishwasher. $9.50+ And last years favorite gift deserves an encoreThe Cheese Knife is made of revolutionary material and keeps the cheese on the plate, not on the knife. Travel Tip: Be sure to pack it in your checked bag. $17.95-$21.95 For more travel tips or to contact Anne McAlpin, please visit

The Crown Jewel Every experienced traveler packs a hatdesigns from Sunday Afternoons are the perfect solution. From straw hats to adventure hats, theres something for everyone. The popular Sun Tripper Cap offers effective UPF 50+ sun protection in stylish, urban fashion. The foldable brim allows for easy packing and fits in most pant or jacket pockets and has an internal pocket for carrying some cash. $24. And, save the cost of an airline ticket and give the gift of La Vie Parisienne Jewelry. These exquisite earrings are rendered from the original French molds and stampings, brilliantly displaying Swarovski Crystals. Also available: bracelets and necklaces which display Byzantine, Baroque and Victorian details. The best gifts come in small packages! $25+

A great gift, any time of year!

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1 2 2 1 - Hanley Farm Heritage Fair 2 - Britts Opening Day, A Taste of Summer Saturday Artists at Museum McKee Bridge Day
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by Julie D. Danielson, O.D.
Don't Let Smoke Get In Your Eyes
ll over America, people are trying to quit smoking, and with good reason. Smoke gets in your eyes. Smoking triples the risk of developing macular degeneration, a serious eye disease, which is the primary cause of vision loss in older Americans. Reducing or eliminating the habit of smoking and tobacco use can reduce the risk of vision loss. Cigarette smoking also increases the risk of developing cataracts. If you have diabetes, hypertension or heart disease, smoking can increase complications related to these diseases. Smoking also increases the risk for a stroke. Did you know that smoking and tobacco use are the main avoidable causes of sickness and death? You could become one of the 430,700 people who die from smoking-related diseases every year. Smoking is a known cause of cancer, heart disease, and stroke. In people age 75 and up, 50 percent of deaths are the result of smoking-related illnesses. And, many smoking-related illnesses seriously degrade the quality of life of those who suffer from them. The risk of developing smoking-related illnesses

increases with the number of cigarettes the you smoke and the length of time that you smoke. At lease 70 percent of those who smoke indicate that they would like to stop smoking. However, if you have tried to quit smoking, you know how difficult it can be. Nicotine is an addictive drug. Quitting is difficult. Most people usually make 2 or 3 tries before they are successful. Anyone can quit smoking regardless of age, health, lifestyle or number of years spent smoking. Half of all people who have ever smoked have been able to quit. Care providers including your doctor of optometry can assist you in your efforts to quit smoking. Programs of smoking cessation are available in the Rogue Valley. One of three methods used individually or together can increase the odds in your favor: nicotine patch or gum, support groups, and stress management. Ask your family doctor of optometry about programs in your area that can help you quit the smoking habit for good. It's the best thing you can do for a lifetime of good vision! Source: American Optometric Association Julie Danielson, an optometric physician, is available by appointment at (541) 899-2020.


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have noticed in the 13 years I have been teaching Pilates, that injuries and maladies of the body seem to come in waves. For a few months I will get people with neck issues, then a new group will come with shoulder pain. The problem du jour seems to be hip and lower back pain. The Psoas muscle can be a major cause of this. The Psoas is one of the largest and thickest muscles in the body. It attaches to the vertebrae of your lower back, and the head of your thigh bone. If you want to locate this muscle, lie on your back with your knees bent, feet flat on the floor. About 2 inches to the side of your navel, dig your fingers down deep into your belly. Lift your leg slightly off the floor on the same side. If you feel movement under your fingers, you have found your Psoas. (A word of caution; if your Psoas is tight, this simple movement can bring tears to your eyes.) The Psoas is primarily responsible for hip and thigh flexion or bending. It also affects greatly your lower back posture and the way your hips are positioned. Sitting for a prolonged period of time leaves your Psoas in a shortened or contracted position. Stay this way long enough and it will start to think this is normal. There is much you can do to diminish and even prevent lower back or hip pain coming from the Psoas. If you do have to sit in front of a computer all day, shift your position frequently even better, get up and walk around for a brief break. Sit back in your chair. The closer you sit to the edge, the tighter your hip flexors can become. Stop hooking your feet under your chair. This

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Soul Matters
by Kate Ingram, M.A.
Winter is arrived...
inter is arrived, wrapping us in deepest darkness. The sun sits suspended on an invisible threshold, its solstice marking both an end and a beginning, a tipping point. The power, the crisis of this moment, was keenly felt by our ancestors. The myths and ritual celebrations surrounding the return of the light from the midst of darkness oriented us to our place in the cosmos, keeping us rooted in a religious experience of life: religious as in, bound together. Humility and gratitude were part of the fabric of our being. Wall Street protests, Middle East This reverence oriented us to our place in uprisings and European riots are the universe, binding us to a more powerful the response to revelations of viral force, call it Self, God, or Consciousness. corruption and greed: the darkness of Our sensitivity and receptivity to this our age. Light is breaking through the pregnant pause of the solstice can easily cracks in the system into the previously be lost in the noise of the consumer crush, hidden recesses of power, revealing the obfuscated by the bright glare of shopping bankruptcy of an economic and political mall lights. Antidepressants alleviate our Seasonal Affective Disorder; the symptoms system predicated on endless expansion, consumption and aggression. that once urged us to a more poetic, more The gift of darkness is the internal embodied connection to the cosmos reflection it invites. The sadness, the now something to be surmounted. But anxiety, the depression provoked by the if we listen past the din of materialistic dark propels us inward, mayhem, we can still feel We are always at the compelling a soul-searching the same urgency, the beginning of things... quest, a contemplation same anxiety, the same hope that compelled our We are always at the that binds us back to our forebears to the myriad morning of the world. ancient center. In the dark, rituals beseeching the ~Francois Cheng we remember the power of compassion, connection, return of the light. humility, reverence, and This position of humbleness, of respect. We are reminded of our true recognizing ones place within a larger vulnerabilities. We are brought back to whole, was turned on its head as what is important, and why. we slowly conquered the perceived With consciousness comes what the limitations of existence and took Buddha called right action. Aware of dominion of the earth. Power and the impact we make, we can make new, hubris have since replaced humility and more enlightened choices. We can keep gratitude, breeding abuses against our our money local, where it helps our planet and humanity and bringing us to a community. We can grow our food, and very real tipping point, a collective crisis. buy from local farmers, helping ourselves, It has brought us to 2012. our neighbors and the earth with one, The Mayan calendar indicates that 2012 simple choice. We can examine our is the end of an age. Americans, with our energy consumption considering not just peculiar penchant for oversimplification, have reduced and exaggerated this idea to our personal bottom line, but the earths. We can, in short, move from the smallness mean the end of time, a Hollywood-style of I to the inclusiveness of We. apocalypse, the complete destruction of We sit suspended in this moment on the world. A more educated, thorough the cosmic wheel, our future uncertain. understanding of the Mayan cycles of There is an urgency in this darkness, an time, however, indicates something far imperative as great as any our ancestors more subtle, and more compelling. felt. The resurrection of the light is not The actual meaning of the word apocalypse, to uncover, to reveal, indicates guaranteed: it is, in fact, in our hands and in our humility. As we arrive at this winter that the end of time is not (necessarily) the solstice, at the edge of darkness, we are, end of the world; it is, rather, a change of all of us, bound together, one people, one worlds. It is seeing something previously earth, at this fragile morning of the world. hidden; it is a shift of consciousness. The May it dawn in peace and love. apocalypse is already here.

Joyfull Living
by Louise Lavergne
The Greatest Gift to Yourself
s we approach the end of the year, we all shift into a faster pace. Keeping up with getting everything done can be stressful. This year may be more so with planet Mercury retrograde from November 24 until December 13th. It means that if you are not mindful and don't proceed with care, things may not go as smoothly, especially with travels and communications: phone, internet, writing, and computers (be sure to back up). We dont need Mercury retrograde to do this but this period can create events that will force us to slow down if were not paying attention. It is also a great time to evaluate how we are doing so we can appreciate and improve what is working in our lives and face what is not. This can help us move forward into the New Year with ease and grace. December is an especially great time to do your own personal "year in review. I cant believe the year is almost over there were so many things I thought I would accomplish this year. Realizing Im about out of time stirs the feeling of disappointment. This year brought me challenges and health crises that created delays. I spent a great deal of this year in my spiritual cave. I had to let go at times of the pressure of getting everything done. Instead, I gave myself time and space to heal and deal. What a year!!! The disappointment quickly vanishes as I contemplate all the unexpected gifts that manifested as a result. I realize how much I did accomplish by staying connected to what was unfolding for me in the moment rather than what I had planned. I feel deep joy and gratitude. Its amazing what can happen when we let go of expectations, judgments, and shoulds, for ourselves AND from others! Joy-Full Living is about becoming less goal minded. I can hear some of you saying: If I dont have goals, Ill never get anything done. A goal-driven way of life can become a rushed life, focused only on getting it done. I choose a life driven by inspiration. For me it is a creative and transformative way of living. It offers the experience of being connected to the

present moment, allowing ourselves to be guided towards goals. Inspiration "creates, thinking "does." As I assist my clients with this process of being and shifting from a self-judging, mental way of navigating, to a more intuitive, feeling way, I also get to witness their transformation. Wow! What a gift. Take a moment and think about what you want. Now "feel" what you want. It may be the same thing, but when it comes from a feeling place the ride is very different. It becomes a creative process that honors and respects you and your feelings along the way. I am talking about living in Grace. If one chooses to be a human being, inspiration is a good fit. If one prefers to live as a human doer," then staying in the head is more comfortable. As a former human doer I have come to deeply appreciate living as a human being. For me it has resulted in a life that is more heart centered, where there is more space for Divine help and inspiration. I am less ego-driven by the need to accomplish goals to feel better about myself or ignoring my needs in order to serve the goal. With this process I was able to release my expectations for this year and see how much I did accomplish that served me in a profound way. As I finally began to emerge from my healing inner cave this fall, I allowed opportunities to manifest and open up for me. Things like being appointed the official wellness adviser for the International Corporate Games. This year, as I look at my own year in review, I really get the impact of my JoyFull Living tools and appreciate the gifts of my daily practice. Living in Grace is a choice and a gift you give to yourself. Take time to celebrate all the joys and challenges of your year with gratitude, forgiveness and peace. Wishing you great Joy for the New Year. Remember to take time to breathe. Louise Lavergne 2001-2011; 541-899-0707 Louise is a JoyFull living coach, Motivational speaker & owns JoyFull Yoga LLC where she teaches Yoga, Meditation and offers Sound Healing sessions in Jacksonville.


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Family Views
by Michelle Hensman
Toys of Christmas Past
he stockings were hung with care and the tree was trimmed perfectly. I took a moment and sat back to appreciate my hard work as I rubbed my eyes wishing my day was done. I stared blurry eyed at the sea of action figures, remote control cars, dinosaurs that walk and roar, Legos, hand held electronic devices with their games, along with various holiday jammies and sweaters that surrounded me. I wasn't getting ready to wrap these items; I was organizing them for a charity drop. The heap before me were presents from Christmas' past that no longer worked properly, were missing pieces or simply were no longer cool; sadly, some of them stopped being interesting/cool only moments after they were ripped from their packages! So I attempted to organize these misfit, unwanted toys the best I could, until I could press on no more. Exhaustion overcame me so I closed my eyes. That was all it took, I was quickly whisked away into a deep sleep and a most peculiar dream Teddy the Bear, who had to have a sports outfit for every season, woke my 11 and 5 year-old sons from their bunk beds, "Do you remember me? I was on your Christmas list to Santa when you were 3." He said to my oldest. "Six years later I was cleaned up, restuffed and wrapped in a new box along with a skateboard and several new outfits and given to you." He pointed one fuzzy, brown paw to my little one. "You both loved me once, held me close, we were all pals, and then you threw me away! I'm not the only one you boys have done this to; there have been so many others. You will be visited by three toy ghosts this night: Toys of Christmas Past, Present and Future. When this night is done you will see the path you are on is sad, lonely and destructive! You must change your ways!" The boys sat there looking at Teddy, mouths a gap. My oldest son says to his little brother, "Go back to sleep, its just a bit of undigested brownies we scarfed down before mom sent us to bed." Tickle Me Elmo showed up as the Ghost of Christmas past. He showed the boys an image of me fighting the crowds at Wal Mart on Black Friday twice, one for each boy six years apart. They chuckled at

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anctuary One is a nonprofit care farm where people, animals, and the earth come together for mutual healing. We are a real working farm where folks help with barn mucking, feeding and caring for animals, organic gardening, and the like. But theres another kind of work that unfolds every day that is magical, transformational, and powerful. That is the work of healing wounds that are both visible and invisible. Let me share some examples. Every day the animals show us the magic. Bubba is a beautiful orange tabby. He is one of the sweetest cats youll ever meet. He arrived at the Rogue Valley Humane Society with an injured pelvis, probably the result of being hit by a car. He dragged around his damaged back right leg like a limp dish rag. When Bubba was transferred to Sanctuary One for rehabilitation, we consulted with our vet about having the leg amputated, but a wait-and-see approach seemed the safest course of action. After a few weeks of constant walking, running, and climbing around in our cage-free cat cottage, the strength in Bubbas leg is returning. Hes able to put weight on the leg and he uses it to help him move up and down the trees and shelves weve built into our cat cottage for our cats enjoyment. Now most folks cant even tell Bubba was ever injured. Transforming and healing the earth at the Sanctuary includes reclaiming parts of the farm from blackberries, star thistle, and poison oak. In keeping with permaculture principles, we constantly add organic ingredients such as manure, hay, and compost to the soil, giving the earth and its inhabitants something to work with as the microorganisms do their job of returning the soil to a balance of health and vitality. And everyday we see the results of our efforts as the rock, hardpan, and invasive species make way for healthy soil, grasses, and other beneficial plants. The work isnt easy, but the results are extraordinary, making the effort all that more fulfilling. And then there are the people. We get regular volunteer help from a variety of individuals and groups including Lithia Springs Residential Program, Southern Oregon University, the Boy Scouts, and the like. We have a growing contingent of folks of all ages wanting to help, Looking Back - Cont'd. from Pg. 9 at the November History Saturday Program. She said that while growing up she would walk through the cemetery and enjoyed its beauty and the peace and quiet. She went on to say that one day, following the vandalism, she walked through the cemetery and was just heart broken to see the vast destruction that had taken place. She thanked the FOJHC for the wonderful work they have done restoring the cemetery and its beautiful monuments. You cant ask for a better thank you than that! We are very thankful for the hundreds of visitors from around the United States and around the world who have visited Jacksonvilles Historic Cemetery this year. Some came for the history, some for genealogy research, some to view the elaborate monuments and skilled iron work, and others to stroll and enjoy the peace and tranquility. We appreciated them sharing some time with us and for their kind and encouraging words in the guest register. People continue to be generous with donations, including a truck that was donated by Tam Moore. This truck has been such a wonderful gift, enabling us to move our tools, equipment and materials around the cemetery. We nicknamed our beautiful truck, Last Ride! Local residents and visiting family members have provided both moral and financial support for our work which is greatly appreciated. The FOJHC look forward to a new year full of events, projects and challenges. We thank all those who have been so supportive this past year and look forward to working with you in 2012. The time and financial support provided made 2011 a wonderful and successful year for the FOJHC and our beautiful Pioneer Cemetery. One behalf of the Board of Directors of the FOJHC and all our volunteers, please accept our sincere appreciation and best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season. Dirk J. Siedlecki, PresidentFOJHC Visit our website at for additional details on how you can get involved and/or make a donation. FOJHC is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.

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but one group that has a special place in my heart is the veterans from the local V.A. clinic. Kevin Ferguson, a 28-year-old former Navy ensign is one of them. In his young years, Kevin has been through some tremendous stuff, from experiencing the devastation of earthquake-torn Somalia, to fending off his own personal demons as he recovers from a history of alcohol and drug abuse. Kevin has been clean and sober for nine months, has reconnected with his young daughter, and is working on earning a degree in criminology and psychology from Southern Oregon University. Kevin first learned about the Sanctuary at last springs Earth Day celebration. He saw a picture of Lisa the pig, one of the Sanctuarys most famous residents, and said he wanted to meet her. Then Kevin learned of our volunteer program and helped us gain the interest and participation of a small group of veterans. A group of veterans now visit every month to help out around the farm and enjoy the natural, cheap, and effective healing associated with farming for health. And the really cool thing is this group keeps growing in numbers. There is a direct link between broken people and broken animals, said Kevin. We receive a lot of care from others and its important that we give back. Working with the Sanctuary animals fills a void and gives us a sense of purpose. These stories and others help make our work at the Sanctuary meaningful. They make the work magical when it could simply be hard; they make the work transformative when it could be just drudgery; and they make it powerful when it could be just a simple act of helping the powerless. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to Sanctuary One this holiday season. Our care farm receives no government funding of any kind and relies on donations to stay open. Any amount will be appreciated and well promptly send you a receipt. Our postal address is 13195 Upper Applegate Road, Jacksonville, OR 97530. Credit cards donations may be made on our website. For more information, visit Sanctuary One on the Web at or call 541.899.8627.

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Paws for Thought

by Dr. Tami Rogers
A Season of Giving
vidence of the holidays surrounds us and I do agree this truly is the most wonderful time of the year. The holiday season seems to make everything brighter and despite the colder weather, brings out a warmth that we dont often feel during the rest of the year. Why is it that we become more reflective on the blessings that surround us during this time? I often find myself overwhelmed by the gifts in my life and despite some negativity that normal life brings, find myself truly blessed. Of course, with this self-reflection, comes the realization that there are many who are much less fortunate than I and leaves me searching for ways to help. There are many organizations, human and animalcentric, that look to the general public for donations during this time of the year. With the downturn of the economy, our animal shelters are at or over-capacity and often short of essential supplies. I thought I would highlight a few of the local animal organizations that are grateful for your generosity now and throughout the year: C.A.T.SThe Committed Alliance to Strays is a nonprofit organization run entirely off donations. C.A.T.S. could not operate without the generosity of the people and businesses supporting the program. Important items needed include bleach, paper towels, printer paper (white), postage stamps, 5x8 white plain index cards and alfalfa rabbit pellets (used as litter). The shelter is located at 104 N. Ross Lane in Medford and can be reached at 541-779-2916. Dogs for the DeafThis organization rescues and professionally trains dogs (free of charge) to assist people with a variety of disabilities and challenges including: hearing loss, autism, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, panic/anxiety attacks, depression, stroke, and chronic arthritis. DFD rescues dogs from animal shelters throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and California. The dogs are then trained and can also be placed with professionals (teachers, physicians, counselors, legal advocates, caregivers) who work with people with disabilities and challenges. Some items they find useful are: soft treats of any kind, chicken jerky, grain-free treats, all varieties of dog biscuits, kongs (all sizes), puzzle toys, nylabones, and 6 leashes. They also welcome cash donations so they can do the shopping for you! They are located at 10175 Wheeler Road in Central Point and can be reached at 541-826-9220. Southern Oregon Humane SocietyThe SOHS greatly relies on financial supporters to help maintain and expand the programs they offer the community. They also greatly appreciate donations of items which will significantly help them to reduce their monthly costs. Their special request this holiday season is for any Diamond brand dry/canned dog or cat food or any Pedigree canned food. The donation of time as a volunteer is also of great value as volunteers work in all

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areas of shelter operation. The SOHS is a 501(c) (3) taxexempt organization and all donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. They are located at 2910 Table Rock Road in Medford and can be reached at 541-779-3215. Jackson County Animal Care and ControlThe JCAC will not turn a pet away! As a result, they provide care to thousands of dogs and cats every year. They depend on fees and charges generated by their programs (i.e. license fees, shelterrelated charges, donations, etc.) for daily operation. They depend greatly on volunteer support and on the financial support of donated funds and supplies. They are currently raising funds for the medical treatment of dogs/cats housed in their facility. Supplies needed include pet food, both canned cat and dog food and dry kibble. We also need higher protein kibble for puppies and kittens, and old towels and rags for cleaning and bathing the animals along with old blankets, rugs, and other bedding for the dogs and cats. They are located at 5595 South Pacific Highway, Phoenix, Oregon 97535 and can be reached at 541-774-6654. Other needed items include: Washable toys for the pets to help ease the stress of kennel life. Bleach, laundry detergent, and dish soap. Pet shampoos, grooming supplies, and clippers. Clay cat litter. Small cat litter pans. Food bowls for both dogs and cats. They wear out fast. Spout type watering cans for filling water bowls. Collars and leashes. Spiral Notebooks. Copy Paper During the holiday season, and all year long, it is critical for us to share. Even the gift of time as a volunteer can be truly helpful to these organizations. Also, remember to take a moment and give thanks for the gifts that surround you! I hope you and your pets have a very wonderful holiday season! Dr. Rogers can be reached at the Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital at 541-899-1081.

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Heritage - Cont'd. from Pg. 7 lacks restrooms, and the second floor lacks ADA access. We anticipate that total repair and renovation costs will exceed $1 million, a daunting amount. However, if we start with some of the smaller projects, we can leverage our initial funds and raise the larger dollars needed. JHS is working on an agreement with a sponsor who may cover on-going utility and maintenance costs for the Courthouse complex and handle any rental requests. A successful conclusion will allow us to move forward and focus on the grant writing and fund raising that will contribute to the much needed repair and renovation work. We are also concluding an agreement with a sponsor for the Beekman Bank. Located in the heart of downtown Jacksonville, the Beekman Bank, the second oldest bank in the Pacific Northwest and a time capsule from 1915, is a perfect small museum. The building is in good shape, thanks to a Rotary at Work Project in 2010. This sponsorship will allow JHS to provide public access to more of the bank and underwrite a bank docent for peak tourist season. Town historian Larry Smith provided two days of behind-the-counter tours of the Bank this year. Participants loved the opportunity to hold a poke bag, view ledger entries, and peek inside the safe. This sponsorship will offer an additional tourist attraction and a welcome alternative to the current nose-pressed-against-glass access. And then theres the C.C.Beekman House. This wonderful 1873 Classic Revival home, owned and occupied exclusively by Jacksonvilles wealthiest pioneer family, remains intact and furnished solely with family possessionsa rarity in a time when most historic homes display period pieces, but few objects original to the home or family. In April, 60 people toured the Beekman House when JHS partnered with the Jacksonville Woodlands Association in Hiking for History. Later that month, over 90 visitors enjoyed an old fashioned Easter Egg Roll, music, and home tours. The house was opened again to the public during the World of Wine in August and for the Belles and Beaus annual late summer picnic in September. In November, some 200 visitors toured the Beekman House in response to a JHS request to share

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suggestions for its future. All of these tours were made possible by volunteer docents. However, periodic or even regular tours do not cover the ongoing costs of the Beekman House. Utilities, lawn maintenance, and artifact insurance alone exceed $700 per month. In the near future, funds will be needed to address deferred maintenanceroof, gutters, dry rot, paint, settling, etc. We were fortunate to have received a $1,500 Jacksonville Lodging Tax grant that allowed us to repair the dry rot in the fascia boards above the foundation. This winter JHS is conducting an Adopta-Shutter program to repair and repaint the House shutters. Respondents to our November survey have pledged from $25 to $100 to assist with maintenance costs. The majority of respondents to our survey have urged us to keep the Beekman House intact and open to the public. Over 20 expressed a desire to join a Friends of the Beekman House organization to explore fundraising opportunities, to assist with maintenance projects, and to help open the House to the public on a regular basis. In December, we will be opening the Beekman House to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the first two weekends of Jacksonvilles Victorian Christmas celebration. Visitors will be able to experience Victorian Christmas traditions as celebrated by the Beekmans in the early 1900s. JHS continues to look for community input and proposals for the Beekman Houses future. Through January, you can complete our short survey on the Jacksonville Review website: And while JHS has a vision for the futurethat future includes you, the community, and your ideas and support. Please send your thoughts, suggestions, and pledges to or to the Jacksonville Heritage Society at P.O. Box 783, Jacksonville, OR 97530. Remember, your donations are tax deductible. Also remember, these buildings are not just JHSs futuretheyre part of Jacksonvilles future and your future as well. Together, we can make that future bright! Carolyn KingsnorthPresident Jacksonville Heritage Society, Inc.

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