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Marissa Phillips, ComForCare Home CareQ: We’re hoping to go on a one- or two-week vacation this summer for the first time in ages, but we’re very concerned about leaving my mother without proper care. Is respite care from a company such as yours a possibility?

A: Absolutely!

Our staff will come and do an assessment to make sure we can meet your mom’s needs.

The RN will create a care plan specific to her and we will identify the staff we feel will be a good fit with her situation. You are welcome to meet the caregiver at your home or at our office and ask questions.

We have one family that calls us every summer to stay with Mom while the family goes camping in the wilderness for a week.

It’s been wonderful for all of them, including Mom.

Q: What services are provided for longer-term respite care?

A: Every case is different, we can start out slow and go to full 24/7 care if needed.

We provide care for one family that has a private caregiver and we fill in on their vacation/sick time. We have other families that live out of the country.

Care Management is one of our specialties. We take clients to doctor’s appointments, assist at the hospital and help manage the care needs once they are discharged.

Recently a family member texted me, saying, “Thanks for doing this, it’s the first time in 5 years I haven’t had to put my family on the back burner when my brother got sick.”

ComForCare Home Care

10580 SW McDonald St., Ste. 202

Tigard OR 97224


Brought to you by Dr. Quenton Gebeau, Q Family Dental - Family Dentistry INSIDER -

Dr. Quenton Gebeau, Q Family DentalDo you struggle with crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, or do you lack the confidence you deserve because you are unhappy with your smile?  Imagine straightening your teeth in a few months without needing braces! 

With Invisalign, a series of clear, removable aligners are worn over the course of a few months — for approximately two weeks each — slowly working towards ideal alignment.  

Benefits include:

Improved Function — Biting forces are balanced and teeth wear at a more normal rate

Improved Hygiene — Straighter teeth are easier to keep clean

Improved Esthetics — Straight teeth help make beautiful smiles

Invisalign often takes less time than traditional braces because of fewer visits during treatment. Usually the cost is less than braces.

Once we confirm the patient is doing well with treatment, we see the patient every two months for progress checks. Treatment can last from two months to 24 months, depending on your needs.  In certain situations, traditional orthodontics (braces) may be the best option.


Invisalign helps maintain good oral hygiene during treatment, allowing you to brush and floss normally without the headache of wires and brackets being in the way.  

Many people have an orthodontic benefit included in their dental insurance. We also offer payment options.  

Straight teeth and an ideal smile are closer than you think!  Call us today for a free consultation and insurance benefit check.

Q Family Dental

9370 SW Greenburg Rd., Tigard OR 97223


Brought to you by Linda Elder, Woodland Heights Assisted Living Residence - Assisted Living INSIDER -

Linda Elder, Woodland Heights Assisted Living ResidenceReducing your possessions is often one of the most challenging aspects of deciding to move to an assisted community. It can seem overwhelming and provoke anxiety and sometimes sadness. There are a lot of memories in your home.

Think about the things that are most important to you – either because you will need them or just because you enjoy them.

In most assisted living communities, you will not be cooking. Think about that beautiful 12-piece bone china set or the sterling silver you have not used for years. If they are family pieces, perhaps a relative or close friend would treasure them for you.

Keep your favorite photos and artwork. Keep your family albums. Keep your coffee pot and toaster and a few plates, utensils and glasses. Many stores sell small sets of service for 4 which are perfect for your new setting. You won’t need your vacuum or other small appliances. Consider buying yourself a few new towels to spruce up your new apartment. If you have large sofas and dressers, consider a garage sale and use the funds to purchase smaller chairs or recliners that don’t take up as much space.

If you are thinking of moving in the near future, start now to talk with family and reduce unnecessary items. You’ll be helping yourself toward a much easier move.

Woodland Heights Assisted Living Residence

9355 SW McDonald St., Tigard 97224


Brought to you by Dr. Daniel Beebe - Beebe Chiropractic & Wellness Center - Chiropractic care INSIDER -

Dr. Daniel Beebe, Beebe ChiropracticIt isn’t just an old wives’ tale: Summer is the season when most babies are born, with August ranking as the primary month for births in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics.

For a healthy pregnancy, chiropractic care should be strongly considered. For those who are in discomfort or pain, chiropractic care can be extremely helpful.

Chiropractic is very safe during pregnancy. There are no contraindications against it, according to a New Zealand study by J.M. Fallon with the International Chiropractic Association.

In addition to its safety and effectiveness, chiropractic can significantly reduce time spent in labor. The Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapeutics reports:

· With chiropractic care, first-time mothers have a 25 percent decrease in labor time.

· Subsequent pregnancies have a 33 percent decrease in labor time.

· Women who experience back pain during pregnancy find relief from chiropractic care in 85 percent of cases and the treatment can dramatically reduce back labor.

Subluxation (when bones such as vertebrae move and create pressure on nerves) often occurs to mothers during gestation. It’s easy to see postural changes through pregnancy – the center of gravity changes, the weight of the baby places increased pressure on the spine and pelvis, and towards the end of the pregnancy, changes are seen in gait pattern (often called the “waddle”).

Chiropractic treatment during pregnancy may include handwork or dropleaf tables, always with the mother’s comfort in mind.

Beebe Chiropractic & Wellness Center

13500 SW 72nd Ave.


Tigard, Oregon 97223

Brought to you by Jarod Cogswell, FIT Academy - FITNESS INSIDER -

Jarod Cogswell, FIT AcademyDid you know that there are more people at the gym struggling with the same life challenges ... body image, depression, low self-esteem and other negative energy vampires? And believe it or not, even the fitness fanatics that look physically amazing are trapped by self-destructive emotions.

The truth is that fitness benefits contain much more than simply the physical rewards. Exercise gives us confidence, a sense of self-worth, pride and the list of positives for a happy life are in the thousands.

After 20-plus years of doing what I can to help change lives through fitness, I can honestly tell you that it doesn't matter what you look like. What matters is how you feel.

I’ve experienced quite a few people coming into the gym setting with a cloud of darkness above them and I always say, "Let's put a smile on your face and the body will follow."

Recently I asked random FIT Academy members what life lessons consistent exercise has given them.

Answers included:

“Don’t give up before the ‘miracles’ happen”

“Comparison is the thief of joy”

“Discomfort brings me growth”

“Never cheat yourself of the gift you have been given”

“I CAN!”

The other benefit of fitness? Friends. Support. Love. Hanging around like-minded people with similar challenges is motivating and inspiring. Connect with the right people, get results physically, mentally and spiritually.

Start transforming your life today. Don't wait. You get one shot. Make it count.

FIT Academy

9140 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97223


Brought to you by Norm Matheis, Specialty Heating and Cooling - Heating and Cooling INSIDER -

SPECIALTY HEATING AND COOLING - Norm MatheisThe Portland area has had hotter-than-usual weather in recent years, making home cooling systems seem less like a luxury and more of a necessity. Here’s a look at the different types of Carrier products we install:

Heat Pumps provide both heating and cooling, so their efficiency is measured with two distinct ratings. In cooling mode, heat pumps receive a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio or SEER number. SEER is like gas mileage. The higher the gas mileage of SEER, the more efficient the automobile or system is. Most new heat pumps rate between 13.0 and 19.0 SEER.

Central Air Conditioners — While A/C units may look the same on the outside, some are quieter and more efficient than others, others are earth-friendly and save you money. The Carrier Infinity 21 has a 70 DBA sound rating, about the same as a new refrigerator. Higher SEER and EER numbers save you more money. If your air conditioner is old, more than likely it is operating an 8-10 SEER. According to Carrier, for every $100 spent using a 10.0 SEER air conditioner, a 21.0 SEER (the highest efficiency offered by Carrier) should cost you approximately $48.

Ductless systems, also known as ductless heat pumps, use a small, quiet outdoor unit and one to eight separate indoor units. They are mounted on walls or recessed into ceilings and operate by remote control. They are a great choice for hard-to-cool areas such as bonus rooms, family rooms and converted attics.

Specialty Heating & Cooling

7500 SW Tech Center Drive, Suite 130, Tigard, OR 97223

(503) 946-6396

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FOOT SOLUTIONS - Sylvia Doctor

Ask the Pedorthist: Board-certified Pedorthist Sylvia Neal Doctor, staff Pedorthist at Foot Solutions in Tigard, answers questions about foot health from people who want to maintain an active lifestyle, even when Mother Nature does not cooperate. Have a question? E-mail Sylvia at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Q: My doctor has suggested walking as a good exercise for me. I’ve started walking every day now that the weather is turning nice again, but my knees are killing me after only a few short walks. Can you help? — J.R. Newberg

A: Kudos to you, J.R., for being motivated to get up, get out and get moving.

We specialize in helping people who want to exercise, but run into aches and pains that hold them back.

At Foot Solutions, we are trained to understand how feet work, the kinds of things that can go wrong with them and what to do about it. We’ll begin by measuring and scanning your feet and watching you walk. (There is no charge for this evaluation).

Based on the results we observe, and what we learn by asking a few questions, we’ll suggest shoes of the proper size and width and explain the potential benefits you can achieve with arch supports.

Please call (503) 624-6400 to schedule an appointment and learn more about how arch supports can help relieve pain and keep you active.

Foot Solutions

16200 SW Pacific Highway, Ste. G-2

Tigard, OR 97224


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CRESCENT GROVE CEMETERY & MAUSOLEUM - Nancy FeltonNo one relishes thoughts of their own death, or the death of someone they love, but responsible adults understand the need to make plans for the future — even the part without us in it.

Here are five reasons to prearrange your final arrangements today.

Relieve their burden. The passing of a loved one is an emotional, heart-wrenching period for all involved. The last thing your family and friends need is to make these decisions for you. This can be prevented by taking care of the details yourself.

Stop the guessing. Don’t ask your family to play detective. If you do not prearrange your services, your loved ones can’t be sure they’ve honored your last requests.

Ensure quality. Every cemetery and funeral home is different. Researching options now will help you find the location and setting that will fulfill your needs.

Make it personal. Many spell out exactly what songs, prayers, poems (even jokes) they want shared at their service.  At the end of the day, it’s your service—and it should be conducted your way.

Save money. Preplanning your cemetery arrangements makes sense, It also price-guarantees the fees at today's costs.

Crescent Grove Cemetery & Mausoleum is Tigard’s only nonprofit, non-denominational cemetery. Call, click or visit us today for more information on prearrangement at one of the oldest cemeteries in Oregon.

Crescent Grove Cemetery & Mausoleum

9925 SW Greenburg Rd.

Tigard, OR  97223

(503) 639-5347

Brought to you by Pacific Medical Group - FAMILY PRACTICE INSIDER -

Yes, because at Pacific Medical Group in Tigard, we are a Patient-Centered Primary Care Medical Home.  We will better coordinate your care to get you the services you need, when you need them. 

We listen to your concerns and answer your questions. We offer after-hours help and alternatives to the emergency room or urgent care.  We help you play an active role in your health.  As your Patient-Centered Medical Home, we ask that you make us aware of any other providers or clinics that may be assisting you with your healthcare needs.

At Pacific Medical Group, we can care for all ages, from newborns to seniors.  We provide vaccinations for infants, pediatric care to growing children, and treat sports injuries. For adults, we offer chronic disease management for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. We stress preventative medicine for the whole family, and also offer gynecological care for women and girls.

At our location, we have care management, physical therapy, bone density screening, an on-site laboratory and X-ray services.  We treat on-the-job injuries and can do minor procedures and biopsies.  Our Electronic Medical Records ensures accurate and efficient care.  We offer Online Services to help manage your care by allowing you to view lab results, request prescription refills, schedule routine appointments, pay your bill online, and email your provider.

We are accepting new patients and look forward to assisting you with all your healthcare needs. 

Pacific Medical Group - Tigard

13200 SW Pacific Hwy

Tigard, OR. 97223

(503) 598-2000

M-F 7:30am-7pm/Sat 9:00am-1pm

Brought to you by Askol Saieedi, Prestige Care Senior Living Riverwood - RETIREMENT LIVING INSIDER -

PRESTIGE CARE RIVERWOOD - Askol SaieediThe residents at Prestige Senior Living Riverwood already know they’re living in Tualatin’s premier senior living community.

You may need more (or less) medical care than Riverwood currently offers. Here’s an overview of the differences between independent and assisted living:

Independent Living. Independent living communities are perfect for seniors looking for more opportunities to socialize with people their own age — or who are tired of the endless hassle of home maintenance and upkeep.

Independent living centers generally include a variety of studio, one- or two-bedroom apartments or cottages. A full kitchen is typical, and residents can choose between preparing their own meals or eating at a central dining hall. A meal plan is generally not included in the base price, though transportation and recreational activities are. Housekeeping services are usually provided as well.

Assisted Living. Assisted living communities provide all the amenities of independent living — plus a little extra care for those daily tasks of living. The on-call staff at assisted living homes can aid with grooming, dressing, personal hygiene, mobility and medication management.

Apartments generally feature a kitchenette and full bathroom. Planned excursions and other leisure activities are included in the base price, along with a meal plan.

Assisted-living caregivers can’t provide the same medical services as a hospital or hospice, nor are they equipped to handle persons with severe cognitive impairment or memory issues.

Prestige Senior Living - Riverwood

18321 SW Pacific Highway

Tualatin, OR 97062


Brought to you by Annette Saarinen, AccounTax of Oregon, ACCOUNTING INSIDER

ACCOUNTAX - Annette SaarinenNow that you have filed your 2015 tax returns, you may be wondering how long it will take to get your federal or state refunds. These can be handled online or by phone.

After 24 hours of the IRS’ receipt for e-filing, or within four weeks of mailing your paper return, there are two ways to check on your federal refund:

Online at Choose Refunds. You will need your Social Security Number or ITIN, your Filing Status, and the exact refund amount in whole dollars.

Fill in the blanks on the form requests and click Submit. The site will show if the return has been processed, when the refund will be sent, or where to call if there is a delay.

Call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040. Listen to the phone tree to get to the right service. Be prepared to wait on hold. Afternoons and after Tuesday is a better time to call. Have the above information ready to give the agent.

Oregon Refund:

Online at, under Quick Links, fill in the Oregon information from your state return. That includes your ID type, your ID number and the exact refund amount. Then follow the rest of the instructions.

Or call the Oregon Dept. of Revenue at 503-378-4933 or toll-free 1-800-356-4222. Follow the phone tree list of services. Have your Oregon tax return in front of you to give the information required.

Accountax of Oregon

8050 SW Pffafle St., Suite 110

Tigard, OR 97223


Brought to you by Mike and Anne McCleskey, McCleskey Cellars - WINERY INSIDER -

MCCLESKEY CELLARS - Mike McCleskey MCCLESKEY CELLARS - Anne McCleskeyAh, spring has sprung. The birds are singing. Old couples are holding hands. The vineyard is alive and green. What luck to live in Tigard, a town with fresh air, clean water and green spaces.

Being at one with nature promotes health and happiness. Thoreau said “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately.” Going to the vineyard is just as therapeutic.

Watching a hawk soar eases our madness. We are renewed and mindful. Worries are reduced. Nature helps us find choices that are good for our families and our planet. A green space even helps us smile at our in-laws. Strolling with a loved one and a glass of wine allows us to soar with the hawk.

Wine, like a green space, can be healthy, but one must be cautious. One glass per day is the maximum for a woman, two glasses for a man. (Sorry ladies; life isn’t always fair). Wine has not been shown to improve the health of young people. Pregnant women should abstain completely.

Should a teetotaler start drinking for health reasons? Probably not. But generally speaking, a glass of pinot, every day, beats the heck out of an apple a day.

Our next release event is scheduled for Saturday, June 18. In the meantime, bring your friends for a private tasting in our Horseleap Saloon and include a walk through our vineyard to see the growth of this year’s vines.

McCleskey Cellars

15590 SW April Lane

Tigard, OR 97224




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May 23, 2016

State business tax plan would raise billions, but could 'dampen' employment, growth

by Paris Achen
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by Gazette staff
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PHOTO COURTESY OF CITY OF TIGARD - The city of Tigard expects to begin brownfield cleanup work at 12533 and 12535 S.W. Main St.
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Tigard receives grant for brownfield cleanup on Main Street

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by Mark Miller
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by Geoff Pursinger and Mark Miller
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Climbing the ladder

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Area students land National Merit Scholarships

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by Geoff Pursinger
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Updated: Dan Cross wins Justice Court seat

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Washington County voters say yes to improving 911 equipment

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From May 16-29, 2016, the Washington County Sheriff's Office will participate in the national Click It or Ticket campaign in an effort to save lives through increased seat belt use. This…
Madison Taussig
May 14, 2016

Missing Beaverton girl found in Wilsonville

by Eric Apalategui
Police thought Madison Taussig, 13, traveled out of state to meet a man she communicated with online. Madison Taussig, the 13-year-old whose disappearance set off a search of the region and the…
May 14, 2016

Open house planned to discuss 2017, 2018 road re-construction on…

by Geoff Pursinger
Washington County planners are preparing for an open house next month to discuss two road construction projects along Southwest Roy Rogers and Bull Mountain roads. Sponsored by the Washington…
May 14, 2016

Sheriff's deputies arrest 74 impaired drivers in April

by The Times
Of that total, four of those were also cited for drug impairment The Washington County Sheriff's Office arrested 74 impaired drivers in April. Of those, at least four were impaired with drugs.…
GEOFF PURSINGER - An abstract butterfly statue installed outside Tigard Chiropractic this month is meant to symbolize the downtown's efforts to grow and change into something new, business owner Donna Erdman says.
May 14, 2016

New downtown sculpture installed on Tigard Main Street

by Geoff Pursinger
New butterfly sculpture a metaphor for Tigard's downtown, business owner says Standing 8 feet tall, the large steel butterfly statue outside Donna Erdman’s chiropractic clinic seems right at…
May 15, 2016

Here's where to drop off your ballot in Washington County

by Pamplin Media Group
The May 17 election is just around the corner, but if you’ve yet to fill out your ballots, don’t head to the post office. It’s too late for mailed ballots to make it to the Washington County…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: HILLARY BORRUD/EO MEDIA GROUP - Willamette University student Nastja Nykaza, 19, said she plans to vote this year but is not sure whether her vote will make a difference.
May 13, 2016

Candidates, parties shake off 'bland' politics to attract young…

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
Oregon is among the easiest places in the nation to vote, with a vote-by-mail system and an automatic voter registration program. Still, turnout among the state’s youngest voters has lagged…
COURTESY OF THE CITY OF TUALATIN - The cover of the 2016-17 proposed budget for the city of Tualatin.
May 13, 2016

Financially 'stable' Tualatin looks at modestly higher budget

by Mark Miller
As revenue growth outstrips spending increases, proposed budget up 4.74% from fiscal year 2015-16. The financial position of the city of Tualatin is stable, the city's budget committee heard May…
May 12, 2016

Tigard boy in critical condition after fall from window

by The Times
TVF&R: 3-year-old pushed out window screen, fell 10 feet onto sidewalk outside home A 3-year-old boy was hospitalized in critical condition Wednesday after falling out of a second-story window…
FILE PHOTO - TriMet's MAX line passes through downtown Portland near the Skidmore Fountain.
May 12, 2016

Entire Portland region may vote on Southwest light rail line

by Rob Manning
Portland-area officials gave the green light last week to a new light rail line southwest to Tualatin. But voters may have the final word before the line is built, according to Oregon Public…
COURTESY PHOTOS/FILE PHOTOS - A new poll says Democrat Hillary Clinton would beat Republican Donald Trump in Oregon by a wide margin if the election were held today.
May 16, 2016

Statewide poll: Support slipping for tax increase, Clinton beats…

by Jim Redden
Support for a proposed ballot measure to impose a 2.5 percent tax on the sales of certain large businesses is slipping, according to a poll commissioned by Oregon Public Broadcasting and Fox…
JONATHAN HOUSE - Amity Humphrey, a 9-year-old from Tualatin, loves to participate in charity projects. She has even brought back donations to the orphanage in China where she was adopted.
May 12, 2016

Meet Tualatin's Amazing Kid: Amity Humphrey

by Mark Miller
Tualatin fourth-grader enjoys giving back to communities here and across the world. Amity Humphrey is filled with the spirit of giving. She's only in the fourth grade, a student at Horizon…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: JON HOUSE - Kasey Yoke, 17, has been obsessed with space for years but hasnt forgotten about her home planet, volunteering with local groups to make her community a better place.
May 14, 2016

Meet Tigard's Amazing Kid: Kasey Yoke

by Geoff Pursinger
With an eye toward the sky, Kasey Yoke is boldy going where no one has gone before. Kasey Yoke is reaching for the stars. Literally. The 17-year-old Tigard High School senior is only a few…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JAIME VALDEZ - Sherwoods Becky Mifflin has been selected as Pamplin Media Groups 2016 Amazing Kid from Sherwood. On Monday, she will join other youth in a special ceremony honoring her and other Amazing Kids.
May 14, 2016

Meet Sherwood's Amazing Kid: Becky Mifflin

by Ray Pitz
Becky Mifflin has found joy in service and donations to homeless wherever she see them. As best as she can remember, Becky Mifflin thinks her desire to volunteer began as a sixth-grader when she…
COURTESY PHOTO - Award-winning author Katherine Dunn.
May 12, 2016

Award-winning Portland writer Katherine Dunn dies at 70

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland writer Katherine Dunn, a National Book Award finalist and author of the international bestselling Geek Love, died at her home on Wednesday, May 11, from complications of lung cancer.…
May 12, 2016

Tigard/Tualatin Police Log: May 3-10, 2016

by The Times
TIGARD The Tigard Police Department made the following arrests between May 3 and 9: Warrants — 5; driving under the influence of intoxicants — 2; drug related — 3; theft — 12; trespass — 1; fraud — 1;…
May 12, 2016

Three arrested in Tigard homicide inevstigation

by Geoff Pursinger
Estranged wife, two others, charged with murder. Five months ago, Luis Alberto Aguilar-Estrada was found dead in his Tigard apartment. Last week, police arrested his estranged wife, her…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Charissa Jones, who was recently hired as environmental educator for Tualatin Riverkeepers, stands by the Tualatin River near the Riverkeepers' headquarters in Tualatin.
May 12, 2016

Like her students, Riverkeepers' new environmental educator is…

by Mark Miller
Charissa Jones brings experience, enthusiasm to her job. Charissa Jones taught third grade for a year at Pinar Elementary School in Orlando, Fla., where a large portion of the student body comes…
May 07, 2016

The planned 'baby bounce' hasn't happened yet, demographers say

by Julia Anderson
Migration, not births, cause of Oregon's population growth. Oregon’s population is growing but not because women are having babies. In fact, the stork has yet to deliver the state’s expected…
May 12, 2016

Forest Grove attorney fights judge for seat

by Peter Wong
Forest Grove lawyer Tim Marble, Tigard lawyer Ted Sims trade accusations An unusual contest for a Washington County circuit judgeship has taken a couple of sharp turns. The Position 1 contest is…