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Liberty sneaks past Newberg 60-57 in boys basketball opener

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Three Tigers honored as league's best

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Eleven Bruins earn all-NWC honors

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Improved George Fox earns home split

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Late rallies keep Bruins unbeaten

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Sharon Freeman, Chef/Caterer and Sommelier, Feathered NestDo you have an upcoming special occasion that you would like to celebrate with friends and family in the heart of Oregon wine country? Would you like to stay in a beautiful, cozy country home, and have a wine and food pairing feast prepared by chef/caterer and sommelier? If so, we’d like to introduce you to our latest INSIDER, Sharon Freeman. 

A former restaurant owner in the Newberg area, and the owner of catering business Perfect Picnics (, Sharon’s beautiful home in Newberg is available for online booking at (listing number #711790), or on Airbnb by searching Newberg listings for “Country Charm 2-acre Vineyard Views"... The beautifully appointed farmhouse, called Feathered Nest, is located on a fully fenced and gated two-acre property with a wraparound porch featuring stunning vineyard views.

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Brought to you by Annette Merrell, Vice President and Business Development Manager, Premier Community Bank - Community Banking INSIDER -

Annette Merrill, Vice President and Business Development Manager, Premier Community BankNow that the stresses and emotions of the election season are behind us (and I don’t know a single person who is not grateful for that), it is time to remember our own gratitude for the freedoms we enjoy. While each of us has our own personal way to give back to the communities we live in, many people are not aware of Oregon’s Day of Giving which is just around the corner on Tuesday, November 29th. Many of our non-profit friends are registered on the website and are ready to receive your donation. So while you fret over what to buy Grandma for Christmas, or what gift to give your neighbor, child, husband, or friend, consider first a donation to the hard working non-profits in your community. These are the services that provide shelter for the homeless, support to families facing crisis, tender companionship to the elderly, or childcare for single parents, to name just a few.

As a local community bank, Premier Community Bank supports over 100 local non-profit organizations in a variety of ways. From our employees who volunteer countless hours, banking services especially designed for our non-profit partners, to cash and in-kind giving, we are grateful to be able to give to the communities and neighborhoods where we do business.

So this next Tuesday, think about a gift to your favorite non-profit and then enjoy the holiday season with your family and friends.


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

Randy McCreith, Bella Casa Real Estate GroupWe pride ourselves, our political system is governed by defined law; everyone is equal under the law. This is a great blessing to all of us and a safeguard from personal whim and individual tyranny.

When we try to regulate everything and everyone by law, law becomes as much a curse as it was a blessing. Law only works when we have mostly responsible and ethical people.

We have 103 years of real estate law in the books; our industry is built on a solid foundation of deliberative and tested law. This is good.

What is killing us is regulation. The moment I mention that, people take sides and emotions rage on both sides of this issue. When people are not good, then laws multiply in the form of arbitrary regulations and regulations can kill.

Our appraisal industry is a train wreck! With the intent of helping the poor, we now have government loans that come with an appraisal cost of $1,000 to $1500 for a starter home on a no down-payment loan! The buyers used to pay $300 before a tidal wave of regulations improved our industry. Fail to pay the price and the length of time to get an appraisal can easily jump to 90 days! We used to close full loans complete in 30 days routinely.

I can hear it now, "We need to regulate this and fix it!" The problem is that short-sighted, ignorant, and tyrannical regulations actually caused this and there is no fix for this problem until the regulations are removed. This is the LAW OF UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES.



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Are you responsible for an aging parent while planning for kids’ college or supporting a boomerang child? Welcome to the sandwich generation.

For many Baby Boomers, the phrase “stuck in the middle with you” probably brings back to mind the familiar tune of the 1970s song, and perhaps even a few associated memories of our lives at that point in time. What friends we hung out with, what we spent our money on, and what our thoughts were on what we thought was important at the time. In today’s time, however, that same phrase is bringing about new feelings to some baby boomers as they find themselves in the middle of caring for both growing children and aging parents. The phrase sandwich generation is becoming a generational synonym for baby boomers.

What once was “understood” and “expected” by the older generation has become a new challenge for baby boomers with their busy lives and sometimes distant living. Because many Baby Boomers started their families after establishing a career, their parents are aging and their children are heading off to college with huge price tags affixed to them. Not to mention that they are in the critical saving years for their own retirement. Unless their last name is Buffet or Gates there will need to be tough conversations and even tougher decisions made to ensure prudence reigns.

In the second part of our series on Living With Eyes Wide Open, found at Money Chat, we discuss the reality, risks and rewards of being the Sandwich Generation.



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

Dr. Wendy Abraham, Naturopathic Physician, Sherwood Aesthetic MedicineThis time of year can get hectic. Family obligations, holiday prep and work responsibilities have you running around. But when you stop and look in the mirror, do you find yourself looking as tired as you feel? Do you have a sagging jaw line? Do you see deep folds around your mouth? These are normal signs of aging caused by loss of volume in the cheek area and skin laxity along the jawline. In order to turn back time and get a natural restored look, you need to treat both aspects of the aging process.

Consider a Novalift - a non-surgical treatment that combines Novathreads and dermal fillers that offers instant results with little to no downtime. Novathreads are safe, 100% absorbable polydioxanone threads that are inserted into the neck or jawline by a certified Novathread physician. Dermal fillers like Restylane, treat volume loss in areas like the nasolabial folds and mid-face. “The results are instant and long-lasting,” says Dr. Abraham, “Your jawline will be lifted and more defined for an overall more youthful look.”

“I sometimes liken it to, ‘The tablecloth is too big for the table,’” said Dr. Abraham. “The cloth tends to hang. We’re adding volume and extending the table so it’s lifting the skin from the top and pulling the jawline up for a vibrant appearance”. Consultations and facial evaluations are always complimentary at Sherwood Aesthetic Medicine. Schedule your consultation today with Dr. Abraham to determine if you are a good candidate for a Novalift.


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Brought to you by Darrel Baumer, DB Collision & Autoworks - Automotive INSIDER -

Darrel Baumer, DB Collision & AutoworksAt DB Collision & Autoworks, Darrel understands that your car is more than just a means of transportation. An auto accident can be traumatizing, and repairs may be an expensive investment. It’s important to Darrel to make your experience as simple, easy-to-understand and stress-free as possible.

Over many years of collision repair, Darrel has built strong relationships with parts manufacturers and insurance companies, and he looks forward to developing strong relationships with his customers. “A lot of times, a person’s car is a big part of their life,” Darrel said. “The more you involve the customer, the more trust you build.”

This includes friendly service from the moment you walk in the door, and keeping you in the loop at every stage of the car repair process. Darrel always provides written estimates and will explain the parts he’s selected and why. To make the process easier, he works directly with your insurance company and lets you know as soon as he’s made contact with the adjuster to get a better idea of when the repairs will get started.

Whether you need your car to commute or to run everyday errands, you may be anxious about when you will get it back. Darrel goes above and beyond to help you understand the work that he’s doing, to keep you apprised with timely updates if new repairs come up and if the car needs to stay in the shop a little longer. Going through an auto accident is a difficult experience, but getting your car repaired shouldn’t be.





Brought to you by Mike McBride, Farmers Insurance - Insurance INSIDER -

Mike McBride, Farmers InsuranceFor many people, the convenience of buying insurance online from the provider or from an 800 number is tempting. But when a crisis hits—and what else do you have insurance for?—it is crucial to have an agent who is local, whom you know personally and can serve as a one-stop shop for all your insurance needs.

“We know our customers and we are always available,” said Mike McBride. “We sit down with people and do a review to stay on top of changes. If you call an 800 number, you get a different agent every time. They won’t be familiar with you and might not be able to make suggestions.”

In times of trouble, your agent goes to bat for you. They can file your claim for you, speak with the insurance adjuster and help you cut through red tape—which is important, especially with weather-related incidents where a lot of people may be affected. “We’re here to be an advocate for the client, and say, ‘There’s a communication gap here. Let’s get everyone on the same page and move this process along,’” said Mike.

Moreover, Farmers only works with their own adjusters, which means that the person inspecting the damage is someone who is familiar with Farmers Insurance policies and invested in protecting their customers. Many online insurers use independent adjusters, who may not be as familiar with each insurer’s claims. Contact Mike McBride at 503-538-8898 to schedule an appointment today.


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1548 E FIRST ST., NEWBERG, OR 97132


Brought to you by Bud Herigstad, PT and Owner, Chehalem Physical Therapy Inc. - Physical Therapy INSIDER -

Bud Herigstad, PT and Owner, Chehalem Physical Therapy Inc.Chehalem Physical Therapy’s owner Bud Herigstad, PT has been treating chronic pain and injuries related to home, office and industrial activities for thirty years. Bud is a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist (CEAS) who helps provide pain free solutions to reduce pain and reverse work injuries.

Many people today are capable of troubleshooting problems with workplace ergonomics, especially with the help of Google. One example would be buying a footrest to accommodate a tall chair so that there is less strain on the legs and back. But for the one person who can’t figure out why their pain won’t go away, Bud acts as a “detective,” evaluating the motion or activity and workplace situation from pictures and the patient’s description to pinpoint the problem. It’s generally understood that heavy manual labor has physical risks, but even normal home activities can also cause chronic problems. Each body is unique in strength and build, and a normal, pain free activity for one person may create strain on another.

“I was called in to help someone with upper back pain who worked at the computer,” Bud said. “I was the third person to assess their work station. Everything looked fine and was lined up correctly. I had to watch them typing before I realized they were looking down each time to use the keyboard, instead of keeping their gaze on the monitor.” This sustained position was creating strain and causing the pain. Bud built a keyboard support to minimize the downward tilt of the head, and the pain dissipated. Simple modifications can reverse patterns of pain.




Brought to you by Marcie Jones, Gentog - Senior Daytime Respite Care INSIDER -

Marcie Jones, GENTOG Do you know someone living with Parkinson’s Disease? My dad is currently dealing with life at the later stages of this complex, frustrating condition. When I asked him what someone could do to brighten his day, he had this advice:

“Come visit me. I crave company. Sitting in a chair or lying in bed all day can be pretty boring. Having someone to talk to is a welcome distraction. So come visit.

Please understand that my body does not always respond to my brain. Sometimes I really cannot move. Be patient with me when that happens.

If I start to not make sense, remember that sometimes my brain gets foggy. Even if I carried on a great conversation this morning, this afternoon I may not recognize where I am or remember what we’re doing. I hate this fog…please understand when it happens.

If you’re so inclined, feel free to touch my shoulder, shake my hand, give me a hug. Being touched is something every human craves, and that need does not go away when a disease takes over.

If we’ve been friends for years, and you knew me when I was healthy and strong, please remember that version of me. Don’t pity me…I’m trying to live proudly with Parkinson’s. Treat me like you always have. Talk to me like you used to. I’d love to hear about your most recent project, or your grandkids or your fishing trip. Help me to feel like the old me for a few minutes. That gift is priceless.”

If someone you love is living with advanced Parkinson’s Disease, Gentog offers a safe, fun place to spend time with people who know and understand. Call us today at 503-639-2600.


11535 SW Durham Rd #C5

Tigard, OR 97224


Brought to you by Branden Thompson, Chehalem Glenn Golf Course - Golf INSIDER -

Branden Thompson, Chehalem Glenn Golf CourseAlthough technique and practice are both important, certain strategies can help you overcome the obstacles that golf presents in order to post a good score. Here are my top three:

1. Never try to follow a bad shot with a great shot. More than any other mistake, this impulse leads to double bogeys, triple bogeys or worse. When a player hits the ball into trouble, the goal is to get it back in play with the next shot. My rule for trouble shots is that you must be able to be successful nine times out of ten to try it. If your success rate for a given shot is less than that, chip it out.

2. The easiest up and down is usually from just short of the green. Most greens are sloped from back to front for drainage purposes. This means that if you are short of the green, then you are playing a shot into the slope, making it easier to control the speed. When in trouble, playing to the front of the green makes saving par a lot easier.

3. Get the ball on the ground as soon as possible around the greens. A ball flying through the air will not go into the hole. Shots that are rolling have a chance to go in. They also require smaller swings with lower lofted clubs, making the shot easier to control. Get it on the ground around the greens and lower your score.




Brought to you by Bob Ekblad, EVP and Chief Operating Officer, Premier Community Bank - Community Banking INSIDER -

Bob Ekblad, EVP and Chief Operating Officer, Premier Community BankThis coming November, Oregon residents will vote on a mega tax proposal, Measure 97, formerly known as Initiative Petition (IP) 28. In fact, this is one of the biggest proposed tax increases in Oregon’s history. It is estimated to generate $3.0 billion annually for the state to spend on education, health care, and senior services; at least initially, but future Legislatures may choose to allocate these funds differently.

The new tax would be 2.5% on the gross Oregon sales for companies headquartered or doing business in Oregon on amounts over $25 million. This tax would be on gross business revenues, regardless of a company’s profitability. And for many products sold in Oregon, this new tax may be layered upon each step of the production or distribution process; therefore many items may be taxed multiple times. Certainly most of these companies cannot bear such a significant tax burden on their own. So of course, this tax will be passed onto their customers, which will get passed onto their customers, and ultimately to you and me as consumers. In fact, a study by the nonpartisan Legislative Revenue Office estimates that ultimately this tax will cost the average Oregon household over $600 a year through higher prices on many of our household staples. So when November rolls around, make sure to give this tax-measure its due consideration before casting your vote!

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Newberg's Sports

SETH GORDON - Junior forward Kaitlin Jamieson rises above a Multnomah University defender for two of her 11 points during George Fox's season-opening 91-52 victory Nov. 15.
November 23, 2016

Bruins hit the ground running

by Seth Gordon
George Fox routs Multnomah and Northwest to open the 2016-2017 campaign
SETH GORDON - Sophomore Johnathan Doutt drives past a Claremont-Mudd-Scripps       defender during George Fox's season-opening 73-60 home loss to the Stags. Doutt scored seven points.
November 23, 2016

Late cold spell George Fox's undoing in season opener

by Seth Gordon
The Bruins struggle offensively down the stretch in 73-60 loss to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
SETH GORDON - Elizabeth Brentano (right) and Logan Robinson (center) not only earned first-team All-Tri-River Conference honors for their play this season, but were named to the 2A All-State Third Team this week as well.
November 23, 2016

Pair of Bucks claim all-state honors

by Seth Gordon
Elizabeth Brentano and Logan Robinson named to the 2A volleyball third team after leading St. Paul to the state tournament

SETH GORDON - Newberg senior Taylor Rarick signed a national letter of intent to play for NCAA Division II Concordia-Irvine earlier this month in a ceremony at NHS. The point guard was an honorable mention all-state performer last year as a junior.
November 23, 2016

Taylor Rarick signs on to play at Concordia-Irvine

by Seth Gordon
Newberg High School's dynamic point guard heading to NCAA Division-II Eagles next year
November 23, 2016

ODFW task force rethinks license fee hikes

by Pamplin Media Group
Department may look to tax proceeds to shore up a flagging budget
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN  - Wilsonville running back Trevor Antonson scampers toward the sideline on a pass play.
November 21, 2016

Week 12's top five: A look back at the five biggest football…

by Miles Vance
Class 6A winners include West Linn, Clackamas, Tigard and Central Catholic
TIMES PHOTO: DAN BROOD - Tigard senior linebacker Justin Lyons puts his arms in the air following the Tigers' 27-0 win over Sheldonon Friday in the Class 6A state quarterfinals.
November 19, 2016

Check out our best photos from Week 12 of the 2016 high school…

by Miles Vance
The Class 6A state quarterfinals yielded some amazing results and photos
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Central Catholic's Ethan Gallant (No. 54) points downfield after Michael Abraham's fumble recovery at the end of his team's 21-9 victory at Jesuit High School in the Class 6A state quarterfinals on Friday night.
November 18, 2016

Week 12 high school football scores are here

by Miles Vance
Upsets by Tigard and Central Catholic highlight the Friday results
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: MILES VANCE - Central Catholic's Cesar Rojas celebrates at the end of his team's 21-9 victory at Jesuit in the Class 6A  quarterfinals on Friday night.
November 18, 2016

Central Catholic upsets Jesuit 21-9 in state quarterfinals

by Miles Vance
The Central Catholic football team had waited a long time for this one. After ending up on the wrong end of a 56-19 shellacking at the hands of Jesuit back on Sept. 9, the Rams just kept…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Beaverton's Carson Crawford, the Metro League's Offensive Player of the Year, leads the Beavers into action at Clackamas at 7 p.m. tonight.
November 18, 2016

High school football even bigger in Week 12 of the 2016 season

by Miles Vance
Class 6A's top teams teams roll into the state quarterfinals tonight

Don't miss the local news

GRAPHIC PHOTO: SETH GORDON - Senior Anthony Adams drags down Tigard  running back Ryan Minniti  during the Tigers' 56-26 road loss to Tigard Friday night in the second round of the 6A state playoffs.
Nov 16, 2016

Newberg bows out against Tigard

by Seth Gordon
The loss was a rude awakening for No. 30 Newberg after its thrilling upset in South Medford
GRAPHIC PHOTO: SETH GORDON - Sophomore running back Justin Herberger shakes free during St. Paul's 50-0 loss to Regis Saturday in a 2A state playoff game.
Nov 16, 2016

Regis ends St. Paul's turnaround season

by Seth Gordon
The No. 1 Rams slam the Bucks 50-0 in the second round of the 2A state playoffs
Nov 16, 2016

Bruins wrap up third place with win over Willamette

by Seth Gordon
George Fox closes out the season with a 21-7 road win over the Bearcats
GRAPHIC PHOTO: SETH GORDON - Senior Katie Kisling sets up for a shot during the Newberg girls water polo team's 7-6 win over Lincoln in the 6A third-place match Saturday in Corvallis. Kisling was named to the All-Tournament first team.
Nov 16, 2016

Newberg girls rebound to take third at state championships

by Seth Gordon
The NHS Tigers fall 12-8 to eventual state champion West Albany, but edge Lincoln 7-6 in third-place match Saturday in Corvallis
GRAPHIC PHOTO: SETH GORDON - Senior Josh Passmore winds up for what turned out to be the game-winning goal during Newberg's 8-6 win over Southridge in the 6A boys water polo state championship game Saturday in Corvallis.
Nov 16, 2016

Tigers state's best water polo team

by Seth Gordon
Newberg outdistances archrival Southridge for boys title Saturday in Corvallis
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Wilsonville receiver Harrison Steiger, who snagged three huge receptions on the Wildcats' final drive, lunges past the goal line on a play that would be called back due to a penalty.
Nov 14, 2016

Week 11's top five: A look back at the five biggest football…

by Miles Vance
Oregon's best go for it in round two and quarterfinal contests
REVIEW PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - No. 12 West Salem running back Noah Whitaker and the Titans roll into Beaverton tonight to face the fifth-ranked Beavers at Beaverton high school at 7 p.m.
Nov 11, 2016

High school football playoffs continue in Week 11 of the 2016…

by Miles Vance
Week 2 of the playoffs promises more thrilling action
Senior Tim Reeves heads the ball across the box during Newberg's 3-1 road victory Nov. 2 at No. 4 West Salem in the second round of the 6A state playoffs. The win advanced the Tigers to the state quarterfinals for the first time in program history, but NHS fell 2-0 at Wilson Saturday.
Nov 09, 2016

NHS's Cinderella run ends in quarterfinals

by Seth Gordon
The Tigers upend No. 4 West Salem 3-1, but the best postseason performance in program history ends in a 2-0 loss at No. 5 Wilson PORTLAND — In some ways, the 2016 state playoffs have very much…
SETH GORDON - Tigard running back Ryan Minniti tries to break Anthony Adams' tackle during Tigard's 56-26 second round state playoff win Friday night.
Nov 12, 2016

Tigard rolls into state quarterfinals with 56-26 win over Newberg

by Seth Gordon
No. 14 Tigard kept the pedal to the metal in the second half, as well, rolling to a 56-26 victory to book a ticket to the state quarterfinals, where it will meet No. 6 Sheldon.
JEFF WILSON - MADRAS PIONEER - Logan Robinson protects the net during St. Paul's 3-1 loss to No. 2 Grant Union in the state quarterfinals Friday in Redmond.
Nov 09, 2016

Bucks fall short at state tournament

by Phil Hawkins
St. Paul's resurgent season ends with losses to Grant Union and Central Linn Saturday at Class 2A matches in Redmond The St. Paul volleyball team’s season came to a close Saturday after the…