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Brought to you by Nancy Felton, Crescent Grove Cemetery & Mausoleum - Cemetery INSIDER -


Nancy Felton, Crescent Grove Cemetery & MausoleumThis year in Tigard, Memorial Day will be recognized May 30 at 11 a.m. by the American Legion Post 158 at Crescent Grove Cemetery, 9925 S.W. Greenburg Road.

There will be a Veteran’s Color Guard and bagpipe music from the Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Pipe Band. An Avenue of Flags will be displayed all weekend.

Weather permitting, there will be an F-15 flyover.

The origins of Memorial Day trace back to May 1868, in the wake of the Civil War, to honor the many war dead across the nation. The 30th of May was designated as “Decoration Day,” for the purpose of strewing veterans’ graves with flowers – union and confederate soldiers alike.

In May 1966, President Lyndon Johnson declared Waterloo, N.Y., the birthplace of Memorial Day. In 1971, Congress declared the last Monday in May a national holiday to honor any Americans who died fighting in any war.

A 1915 poem by John McCrae, “In Flanders Fields,” lauded poppies as a symbol of remembrance to the war dead. By 1922, the poppy had become the symbol of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in America, Britain, France, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Please join us at Crescent Grove Cemetery for a day of remembrance and to honor the men and women who gave their lives for our country.

Crescent Grove Cemetery & Mausoleum

9925 SW Greenburg Rd.

Tigard, OR  97223

(503) 639-5347

www.crescentgrovecemetery.com

Brought to you by Griffin Hampson - Cartridge-Network - PRINTER, INK & TONER INSIDER -


CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonAny inkjet printer with four or more “tank” ink cartridges has a separate printhead. Cartridges lock into the printer’s carriage feeding ink to the printhead.

This differs from the two-cartridge system; a black and a tri-color cartridge, where the printhead is a physical component of each cartridge.

Guess what? Tank-style printheads clog up. Lots of use, little use or general use. They clog up.

So, all Brother, Epson, Canon and HP printers with four or more cartridges have a printhead which needs to be cleaned periodically.

At Cartridge Network’s store we ask customers purchasing tank-style cartridges if they clean their printer’s printheads. Maybe 15 percent say they do. Ten percent know about it but don’t and 75 percent look at us as if we’re nuts.

We go over a handout with short instructions for each type of printer and give it to them. Come in or call us for a copy.

One can clean the printhead directly from the printer or from one’s computer. A test page is the first step indicating if all the nozzles are printing correctly or clogged. If clogged, do a “deep clean.” If they are severely clogged, you may have to repeat the process many times.

If they become too clogged you will be looking for a new printer. Really? We recycle several printers daily which are old or have clogged printheads. We probably have a good new printer waiting for you.

Why do we go to these lengths explaining printhead clearing? Because so many people come in with print quality samples or their actual printers. Most are astonished by the process. So easy. Once they’re aware and clean periodically, everyone’s life is easier.

Yes, you will use a little ink, but doing so sure beats having a poor print when you are actually trying to print something.

As a full-service independent, non-franchise operation located in Raleigh Hills, on the Portland – Beaverton border, Cartridge Network sells and services printers and copiers. “We stock several dozen different printer models (inkjet and laser) and copiers too. We focus on a buyer’s needs and then explore alternatives to best meet their needs.” We stock several thousand different cartridges. Shipping is free.

Cartridge-Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

www.cartridge-network.com

Brought to you by Dr. Scott Johnson - Oregon Hearing Solutions - HEARING CARE INSIDER -


OREGON HEARING SOLUTIONS - Dr. Scott JohnsonThe repercussions of poor decision-making reverberate far longer than our actions. This can be especially hard for younger folks to understand.

This message hits home after learning that Brian Johnson, lead singer of iconic rock-and-roll group AC/DC, can no longer perform with his band.

Johnson recently told CNN that he risked “total deafness” if he continued to perform in large stadiums and arenas. In a statement, he said that he already has difficulty hearing the guitars and other musicians on stage.

Johnson called his new diagnosis his “darkest day.” It’s a poignant reminder that we often don’t appreciate what we have until it’s gone.

The culprit? Sensorineural hearing loss. Damage to the inner ear caused by overexposure to loud noises is usually permanent and cannot be repaired, either by surgery or medication. But, like all forms of noise-induced hearing loss, it is entirely preventable.

Preventing sensorineural hearing loss costs as little as a pair of foam ear plugs. If you or a loved one are routinely exposed to constant loud noise over 85 decibels (about as loud as a vacuum cleaner), make sure to dampen those sounds or leave the area.

The good news? If you have already been diagnosed or suspect you may suffer from noise-induced hearing loss, there are excellent options and technology available to help you regain the sounds you’ve been missing. Give us a call to learn more about sensorineural hearing loss, how it can be prevented, or what to do after being diagnosed.

Oregon Hearing Solutions

21323 SW Sherwood Blvd, Sherwood, Oregon 97140

(503) 625-4111

www.oregonhearing.com

Brought to you by Marissa Phillips, ComForCare Home Care - In-home care INSIDER -


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

971-801-7606

comforcare.com/Oregon/greaterpw

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

971-202-7244

qfamilydental.com/

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

503-684-9696

www.WoodlandHeightsAssistedLiving.com

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.

503-620-1280

Tigard, Oregon 97223

beebechiro.com/

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

971-371-3666

Fitacademyinc.com

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

www.specialtyheating.com/

Brought to you by Kurt and Sylvia Doctor, Foot Solutions - ARCH SUPPORT & FOOTWEAR INSIDER -


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

503-624-6400

footsolutions.com/tigard

Brought to you by Nancy Felton, Crescent Grove Cemetery & Mausoleum - CEMETERY & MAUSOLEUM INSIDER -


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

www.crescentgrovecemetery.com

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

www.pacificmedicalgroup.com/

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


Tigard's Opinions

Miles Vance, editor of The Times
May 19, 2016

Editor's Note: Expressing gratitude for the opportunity to vote in our nation

by Miles Vance
I just voted yesterday, and I hope you did, too. Voting is one of the fundamental building blocks of our democracy. It is a right that is shared by all citizens who care to participate, and to me, also a privilege. And in these tumultuous days — I’m…
SEN. RON WYDEN
May 19, 2016

Letter: Ron Wyden proposes national vote-by-mail

by Sen. Ron Wyden
Fifty-one years ago, President Lyndon Johnson urged Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act. And in the face of implacable opposition from southern states, Johnson clearly laid out the stakes: “Every American citizen must have an equal right to vote.…
Mikel Kelly is the former chief of the central design desk for Community Newspapers and the Portland Tribune, and he contributes a regular column.
May 19, 2016

Column: This is the last worthless evening I'll spend with this old laptop

by Mikel Kelly
I am hoping with all my heart that this will be the last thing I write on this computer. My blood pressure is already through the roof because I’ve been trying for two hours to get a column started. My laptop has crashed three times, in every case…


May 12, 2016

Soapbox: Students remind us of the importance of arts and music

by Barry Albertson
Barry Albertson is a member of the Tigard-Tualatin School Board. Every so often, students and parents attend what might be otherwise mundane or simply boring school board meetings. They usually make appearances at the board’s or the school…
Miles Vance
April 13, 2016

On insults, protests and presidential politics

by Miles Vance
Communication. Dialogue. Speech. Words conveying meaning. Our country is awash in it this presidential election year, and depending on what you hear or read — and which side of the political aisle you stand on — some of it can be pretty hard to…
April 13, 2016

Work continues on weed policy

by Ethan Nadelmann and David Rogers
It’s been a busy two years for marijuana policy in Oregon. Not so long ago Oregon was arresting or citing 14,000 people per year for marijuana crimes; now the state is on the cusp of a safe, well-regulated market for adult-use marijuana. The…
April 13, 2016

Child welfare laws cause more problems than they solve

by Paul de Jean
I support the State Sovereignty Movement but the federal child welfare laws are a violation of the U.S. Constitution’s Tenth Amendment. Correcting the problems in our child welfare agencies should start with an understanding that the laws causing…
April 07, 2016

Our Opinion: Giving lip service to transparency

by Editorial Board
This coming July 4, the nation celebrates its 240th birthday and the 50th anniversary of the federal Freedom of Information Act. The law was passed and signed by President Lyndon Baines Johnson to make it clear that documents created by federal…
April 07, 2016

Soapbox: Former Tigard resident tells thestories of fellow Vietnam soldiers

by Gary Chamberlain
Gary Chamberlain is a former Tigard resident and Vietnam veteran. Only surviving combat soldiers can tell their story with any accuracy. As I was hanging my American flag up today in remembrance of Memorial Day (May 25, 2015), I was revisiting my…
April 07, 2016

Soapbox: Parents need to discourage teens' drinking, drug use

by Marie Watkins, Patti Atkins
Patti Atkins is the Community Outreach and Communications at Tigard Turns the Tide. Marie Watkins is the group's director. The need to provide meaningful education on the dangers of underage drinking and drug use here in Tigard has never been…
March 31, 2016

Soapbox: The bird has the word in political debate

by Editorial Board
Nancy Townsley is managing editor of the Forest Grove News-Times and Hillsboro Tribune. These are particularly polarizing times. Some of the folks who are invested in the U.S. presidential primaries are picking sides in an O.K. Corral sort of way —…
March 31, 2016

Soapbox: New law will allow state of Oregon to bypass city charters

by Rebecca Adams
Rebecca Adams lives in West Linn. Can the state bypass your city charter? That is not a hypothetical question. We are about to find out. With all the March excitement that’s going on in your life you may have missed the Big Oregon Drama currently…
Doherty
March 31, 2016

Doherty: Many accomplishments completed, many more needed

by Margaret Doherty
Margaret Doherty is a Tigard resident and represents District 35 in the Oregon House of Representatives, serving Tigard, Metzger, and small portions of Beaverton and Southwest Portland. Now that the 2016 Legislative Session has adjourned and we…
March 31, 2016

Soapbox: Assistant DA Zoe Smith's comments 'dangerous, unethical'

by Robin Morris Collin, James Manning
Robin Morris Collin lives in Salem; James Manning, in Eugene. After reading the statements issued by Washington County Assistant District Attorney Zoe Smith (Prosecutor's online post stirs racial profiling controversy“,” March 10, The Times), we…
April 28, 2016

Endorsement: Voters should return Schouten, Rogers to county commission

by Editorial Board
Washington County prides itself on being known as the economic engine of Oregon, and in this era of ever-speedier communication and ever-evolving technology, it deserves that description. As home to Intel and Tektronix, along with the many other…
May 05, 2016

Endorsement: Choose Devlin for secretary of state

by Editorial Board
When Democrat Barbara Roberts was sworn in as secretary of state in January 1985, it ended a 106-year run of Republicans holding the job. We doubt the Democrats will match that streak, but they certainly are in the favored position to retain the…
May 05, 2016

Endorsement: Return Craig Dirksen to Metro Council

by The Times
If you pay attention to the national news at all, it’s seems like all you hear is election news 24-7. And while it’s hard not to pay attention to the latest Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton news, we have some important election decisions of our own…
May 12, 2016

Endorsement: Vial the best choice for District 26 seat

by Editorial Board
Oregon’s House District 26 is a study in contrasts: It contains cities as dynamic and burgeoning as Wilsonville, Sherwood and King City — along with acres and acres of rural and lightly developed land. It contains valuable natural areas such as…
May 12, 2016

Soapbox: We should have kept the old City Hall

by Kathy Newcomb
It was a surprise to read in The Times (“As Tualatin considers city hall, public opinion a key concern,” April 21, 2016) that the old city council building was torn down “in 2014 to make way for development at the Nyberg Rivers shopping center.”…

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