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Brought to you by Darrel Baumer, DB Collision & Autoworks

Darrel Baumer, DB Collision & AutoworksShallow dents and parking lot dings are some of the more annoying repairs that a car owner might have. The damage isn’t structural, only aesthetic. But a car owner might avoid repairing the unsightly cosmetic damage because they assume that the cost will involve re-painting, or even replacing, the entire panel.

That’s not the case at all, said Darrel of DB Custom Autoworks and Collision Repair. A long-time, trusted expert in assessing automobile damage, Darrel said that sometimes the repair is much more affordable than a customer might think. “As long as the metal isn’t stretched too much, there are certain kinds of damage that we can repair that would be virtually invisible,” said Darrel. “Paint is pretty flexible.”

Exposed metal surfaces might mean that a scrape might not be a good candidate for this kind of repair, but modern auto paint formulations are extremely resilient and designed to withstand impact. It’s not unusual to see major dents with the paint intact. Darrel’s on-call expert will assess if your car is a good candidate for this particular kind of repair.

Darrel also stresses that the repair does not have to be 100% perfect to meet the customer’s needs. “If a customer just wants the dent to be gone as much as possible, that’s something we offer too,” Darrel said. “Repairs do get pretty expensive when it comes to painting, and a customer might not be willing to spend as much as it might take to get it exactly as it was.”





Brought to you by Mike McBride, Farmers Insurance

Mike McBride, Farmers InsuranceSummer vacation is the time to hit the road. If you’re planning to take your family on vacation in a travel trailer or motor home, Farmers Insurance wants you to know that every single member of your family — even the furry, four-legged one — is covered.

If you add personal property protection on your travel trailer or motor home coverage, that protection extends to injuries to your dog or cat. “A lot of people take their dogs with them. If they get injured while you’re at a campsite, we offer coverage up to $1000,” said Mike McBride, owner of Farmers Insurance in Newberg.

That same personal property protection will also cover the television that you’ll need to entertain the kids on a rainy day, or extra dishes for an impromptu weekend barbecue. But what about the motor home itself? Farmers offers total loss replacement coverage for brand-new motor homes and travel trailers. If your recreational vehicle is totaled after four years of use, you can replace it for new model of like kind and quality that will get you back out to the mountains or the coast.

And if you decide you like the carefree life on the road too much to ever return to a house without wheels? Unlike many other insurers, Farmers also offers coverage for motor home owners who decided to live in their recreational vehicle full-time and year-round. Feel free to keep rolling long after Labor Day.


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Brought to you by Joe Pratt, DPT, Chehalem Physical Therapy, Inc.

Joe Pratt, DPT“If you play an overhead sport, it’s common to develop pain at some point in your career,” said Joe Pratt, a physical therapist at Chehalem Physical Therapy. “You’re putting a lot of force through the small group of muscles which puts a great demand on the shoulder joint. Without proper strengthening, there is a higher risk of injury.”

Today, the fierce competition in high school sports puts a lot of physical stress on young athletes. But the repetitive motions of overhead sports, like baseball, volleyball and swimming, are uniquely challenging. Injuries like shoulder bursitis can sideline an athlete for months.

Not only does Chehalem Physical Therapy offer programs to recover from strain injuries, Pratt also develops specialized strengthening programs for each athlete’s particular needs.

“It depends on the individual,” Pratt said. “You break down different phases of the action that the athlete is trying to complete and make small modifications, like changing their posture, that make a big difference in how those muscles are being used. It really has to be done on an individual basis.”

But the best time to address these issues, Pratt notes, is before the symptoms become severe. Early intervention can fix the issue and additionally improve the athlete’s velocity and accuracy of their throw.

“It’s like changing the oil in your car,” said Pratt. “A car runs better with good maintenance. If you address key elements of the overhead throwing motion and strengthen the small muscles, you’re less likely to have issues in the future.”




Brought to you by Roscinda Cruz, Cash Management Specialist, Premier Community Bank

Roscinda Cruz, Cash Management Specialist, Premier Community BankWith Check Fraud on the rise due to advanced technology that makes it easier than ever to replicate your checks, small businesses are especially vulnerable to check fraud. However, you can be proactive by adding “Positive Pay” service to your Premier Community Bank accounts.

Positive Pay is an automated fraud prevention program that

protects businesses against altered checks and counterfeit checks. Simply, it matches the account number, check number, and dollar amount

of each check presented for payment against a list of checks previously authorized and issued by the business. All three components of the check

must match exactly, or it will not pay. Positive Pay requires the business to send (transmit) a file of issued checks to the bank each day checks are written.

When those issued checks are presented for payment at the bank, they are compared electronically against the list of transmitted checks. The

file sent to the bank contains the check number, account number, issue date, and dollar amount.

When a check is presented that does not have a “match” in the file, it becomes an “exception item.” These exceptions are made available

the next business day to the business through online banking. The business reviews the image and instructs the bank to pay or return the


Premier Community Bank offers this service at no cost to its clients. For more information, please contact your local banker at 503-693-7500, or stop in for a visit.






Brought to you by Randy McCreith, Bella Casa Real Estate Group

Randy McCreith, Bella Casa Real Estate GroupBuyers ruled the day for 7 years in our area; it was not pretty. Sellers now have their revenge. Anxiety and frustration fill buyers in this brutal ‘sellers market’. Minimal inventory, high prices, swift multiple offers, exasperating negotiations, and long and arduous transactions are the new normal.

Buyers need a competitive advantage! More than ever experienced, skilled, market-savvy, and local professional agents can make the difference for you.

• Finding and vetting the right property for you takes responsive, full-time focus and local knowledge

• Visiting a property before it is too late requires availability and persistence

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• Rapidly changing pricing still must withstand a lender appraisal; this takes local value expertise

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• Crucial connections with local agents, mortgage brokers, and specialty contractors are a great bonus

• Closing timeliness and success in an age of ever-changing hyper-regulation is challenging

Buyers need someone to trust, who is trustworthy, and of high character! Then they need to trust the judgments of their Realtor who is solely looking out for their best interest!

Bella Casa Real Estate Group helped more buyers buy in Yamhill County in 2015 than any other office! The McCreith Team is The Buyer Advantage Team. Call us for a competitive advantage…



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Brought to you by Dr. Wendy Abraham, Naturopathic Physician, Sherwood Aesthetic Medicine

Dr. Wendy Abraham, Naturopathic Physician, Sherwood Aesthetic MedicineDo you have collagen? If you’ve ever browsed a skin care aisle, you might assume collagen is a special substance found only in your neck and cheeks. In reality, it’s the most common protein in your body.

Dispelling these myths, and explaining the nonsurgical ways you can boost collagen production, will be the topic of discussion at Dr. Wendy Abraham’s latest educational seminar, “Q & A with Dr. A.”

This free event will be held at 5:30 p.m. on July 12th at the offices of Sherwood Aesthetic Medicine. Everyone is welcome, but interested parties are asked to RSVP.

“We aren’t looking to create Kardashians. Instead we focus on helping people feel great about how they look, whether they are 20 or 70,” Dr. Abraham says. “Our treatments boost collagen production without ever putting patients ‘under the knife.’”

One of the most popular treatments offered at Sherwood Aesthetic Medicine is called Forma and Forma Plus. Unlike ablative treatments that remove the top layer of your skin, Forma and Forma Plus use radio-frequency technology to directly target the underlying tissue (and stimulate collagen production) without harming the surface layer.

Forma and Forma Plus are quick, outpatient procedures with no anesthesia required. Forma technology includes a built-in temperature sensor that measures the skin’s surface temperature 1000 times per second, ensuring optimal treatment and preventing the skin from overheating.

Want to know more? Call today to reserve your spot at Q & A with Dr. A!


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Brought to you by Rodney Robbins, First Step Treatment Center

Rodney Robbins, First Step Treatment CenterIn recovery groups, addiction clinics and popular media, it is common to hear substance-abusing individuals measure their “time spent clean.” But it is my opinion that the danger of counting days is the same as trying to drive a vehicle by staring in the rearview mirror.

There is a reason the rearview mirror is smaller than the windshield! The most important clean date, in my opinion, is today.

This is not in any way meant to devalue the amount of clean time an individual has. Rather, it is intended to encourage the individual in recovery to appreciate the past clean time, but do not rest your serenity upon it!

One of the unfortunate common outcomes of a relapse after a period of abstinence is the desire to give up. The addictive thinking returns rapidly, and leads to justifications to simply continue use as the “clean time is lost anyway.”

If you do have a use, instead of seeing it as a loss of clean time, focus on what you learned during your period of abstinence, and use that to begin anew. Relapse is not a moral failure! It is the symptom of a cunning, baffling and deadly disease that can never be cured, but can be put into remission.

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Brought to you by Diane Edwards, Edwards & Associates, Financial Services, Inc.

Diane Edwards, Edwards & Associates, Financial Services, Inc.Diane Edwards, Edwards & Associates, Financial Services, Inc., Local nbg, ">Money Chat with Diane

When we said ‘I DO’ many of us didn’t realize there was another party at the altar with us on our special day. But there was – our money personality.

Though sometimes taboo to openly talk about, the ever increasing number of marriages challenged by financial infidelity warrants an open and honest discussion. Let’s part the veil of secrecy and carefully consider how we can address this “other love” head on.

Financial infidelity is defined as any secret act of spending, hoarding, or borrowing money. Are you or your spouse contributing to financial infidelity in your relationship?

Because each of us comes into marriage with our own view of money it’s not uncommon for us to discover those differences once contributing to the household budget. No longer are we the sole, autonomous master of our paycheck. Now, if both incomes are needed to successfully reach the couple’s goals, any action that could cause a detour (no matter how small it may seem) can feel like a betrayal in the relationship.

In this month’s blog, I provide four distinct Action Steps to help you and your loved one avoid acts of financial infidelity and to restore your financial relationship (

What will you do to protect your relationship from financial infidelity – even from the small stuff?

If you are ready to take the next step and want to partner with a holistic Advisor, we invite you to call to set up your free initial consultation.

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Brought to you by Darrel Baumer, DB Collision & Autoworks

Darrel Baumer, DB Collision & AutoworksA professional knows he has a stellar reputation in his chosen field when people specifically seek him out. That is the level of professional and personalized care Darrel Baumer, owner of DB Custom Autoworks in Newberg, has built for himself since he opened his restoration and specialty collision repair shop in 1993.

“I have a 2015 Corvette in the shop that was rear-ended that we’re just finishing up,” Darrel said. “And we recently did repairs on a 2015 Dodge Challenger.”

In both cases, the owners of the cars wanted Darrel to do the work.

“Customers don’t want to leave their cars in just anyone’s hands,” Darrel explained. “They do their research before bringing it in. The Corvette driver actually came in to meet with me before trusting me with his car. They sought me out due to reputation.”

What’s especially impressive is that it’s not only the owners of the fanciest or most expensive cars that seek Darrel’s specialized services.

“People with older vehicles they’ve kept in good shape have pride in what they are driving, and they don’t want to turn it over to just anyone for good repairs,” Darrell said.

That’s a real tribute, and Darrel takes pride in making sure he doesn’t let anyone down.

“It makes me feel good, and it makes me want to be sure the customers are happy and their expectations are met,” Darrel said. “It puts the pressure on, but that’s the level I hold myself to anyway.”




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Brought to you by Tim McDaniel, Shoe Mates, Footwear and Repair

Tim McDaniel, Shoe Mates Footwear and RepairWith summer heat comes the desire for lighter, cooler footwear that is easier on the feet during hot weather. Shoe Mates, on Third Street in McMinnville, offers a wide selection of sandals and clogs from European manufacturers Birkenstock, Sanita, Clarks, and Taos.

The selection is not random. The Shoe Mates team does a great deal of research and planning to make sure the best products are in stock.

“Every year on a semi-annual schedule, Shoe Mates goes to a shoe show in Beaverton,” owner Tim McDaniel said. “There, we select the manufacturers and styles that are then scheduled to arrive before the next seasonal needs.”

The event has an international flair.

“The majority of our products are from America, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Ukraine, Viet Nam, Scandinavia, and of course, China,” Tim explained.

Shoe Mates is a classic brick-and-mortar that offers friendly custom fittings for quality products that don’t cost more than mail-order suppliers.

“We have light, tough, comfortable, top-drawer manufacturers to try on in-store: Birkenstock, SAS, Red Wing, Clarks, Taos, Ahnu, Born, Sofft, Rockport Tim said. “We provide dress, travel, casual, and hiking footwear that usually comes only in department store or strip mall outlets.”

Shoe Mates also offers top-notch repairs for “keeper” shoes, boots, and handbags.

“We can do repairs to many old Birks that owners want to go another several seasons,” Tim said.

Shoe Mates is a novel old idea. Try on new shoes in a store before buying them and wear them out the door! It’s sudden service at its best.






Brought to you by Angela Wu, DPT, Chehalem Physical Therapy Inc

Angela Wu, PT, Chehalem Physical Therapy IncAngela Wu has worked for Chehalem Physical Therapy in Newberg since October 2015. She earned her doctorate in physical therapy from Pacific University in Forest Grove in 2014.

Angela said she decided to dedicate herself to physical therapy after job shadowing physical therapists and seeing the amount of time they spent on patient care.

“I enjoy working for Chehalem Physical Therapy because I have the luxury of one-on-one time with my patients for the entire treatment ~ which is not common in other clinical settings,” Angela said. “As a physical therapist, I get to help optimize my patients’ goals for recovery.”

Angela enjoys treating many conditions, with some of her favorites being knee pain, ankle pain, postural training, and incontinence. She also specializes in pelvic floor rehabilitation.

Angela has a keen, personal interest in treating a pain many often experience ~ knee pain.

“I was a distance runner before I had my son; I have been through it myself.” Angela explained.

When she sees cases of knee pain, Angela checks the patient’s ankle, hip, and core stability.

“If they are out of alignment, that can often be the root source of the knee pain,” Angela said. “Whether you’re a runner, a dancer, or just living life, if you want to save your knees, work on proper physical alignment. Chehalem Physical Therapy is a great resource for relieving knee pain, and for equipping patients with the tools to help prevent recurring injuries.”





Brought to you by Katy Meza, French Prairie Gardens & Family Farm

Katy Meza, French Prairie Gardens & Family FarmFive years ago, French Prairie Gardens, a picturesque family-owned farm near St. Paul, started a tradition known as “Grilling in the Garden” ~ and it’s time for this year’s delightful bounty.

“We decided it would be fun to open up the farm to adults so they could enjoy a farm-to-table menu,” said Stacy Bunke, one of the owners. “The goal of the evening is to enjoy a dining experience out of the ordinary and to share a piece of the farm with even more people.”

The meal is cooked and waited entirely by the Pohlschneider family (which owns the farm) and its staff.

“Our family will be on hand to share the secrets behind the many fresh-picked ingredients that will be cultivated, harvested, and cooked for this special dinner,” Bunke said.

The menu is set based on what is available straight from the garden.

“All dinners are pork-based, since we grow pork on the farm,” Bunke explained. “Some veggies are served as sides, and others are part of the main dish. In August, we usually feature a farm-style lasagna with zucchini, tomatoes, and onions. We also use fruit we grow for dessert offerings, which are made from scratch.”

Reservations are being taken for upcoming dinners on July 21 and August 18. The cost is $35, which includes a starter, entrée, dessert, and non-alcoholic drinks. The farm bar will also offer beer, wine, and cider by the glass

It’s an amazing three-course meal you will never forget!




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