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WILSON ORTHODONTICS - Dr. Todd WilsonIf you want to play like the pros, you need to wear the same specialized equipment that keeps professional athletes safe and performing at their peak.

But here’s a hint—I’m not talking about their shoes or jerseys. I’m talking about mouthguards.

That’s why Wilson Orthodontics has provided free custom mouthguards to student athletes for the past 14 years. This year, we’ll distribute roughly 500 protectors to football and lacrosse athletes in Sherwood, Newberg and the surrounding communities.

But mouthguards are important for athletes in every sport. So here’s a breakdown that will help you choose the best option.

Ready Made. A ready made (or “stock”) mouthguard is fine, especially if practice is in 20 minutes. But they’re the least safe, least effective and least preferred option. In your mouth, one size really doesn’t fit all.

Mouth Formed. “Boil and bite” mouthguards are probably the most common out there. When heated in boiling water, they become pliable, allowing you to bite down and mold them. Unfortunately, the process isn’t perfect, and these still tend to shift during play.

Custom Made. Hands down, this is the best option. At Wilson Orthodontics, we can make a custom molded mouthguard, and can tailor your mouthguard to your dental history and chosen sport. These are the safest option, and it’s what the pros use too.

Wilson Orthodontics

17680 S.W. Handley St., Suite 202, Sherwood, OR 97140

3100 Haworth Ave., Suite 210, Newberg, OR 97132

(503) 925-1566

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CANBY FORD - There's always something new at Canby Ford. Stop by today!The Ford Mustang is America’s original pony car, and consumers have long admired the iconic muscle machine for its dynamic styling, elegant chassis and powerful engine options.

None of that has changed—but the 2016 Ford Mustang now comes with more standard features, bold color options and a range of hands-free technologies.

One big change is the return of hood vent-integrated secondary turn signals. Fans are calling it a throwback from Mustang’s history, and this heritage feature now comes standard for buyers of the 2016 Mustang GT.

Ford also unveiled a few new color schemes, including over-the-top racing stripes and jet black roof paneling.

When it comes to the engine, the 3.7-liter V6, 2.3-liter EcoBoost and 5-liter V8 all provide the force and fire necessary to conquer the open road. That being said, keeping up with technological change has become (almost) as important as what’s under the hood, and Ford aficionados have plenty to look forward to on that front.

Engineers have been touting SYNC 3’s voice recognition system, as well as the smartphone-like touchscreen and graphic interface.

It’s also worth noting that the Mustang is one of Ford’s safest cars ever, earning five-star ratings for frontal, side and rollover collisions. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the Mustang a five-star crash test rating overall.

The 2016 Ford Mustang is available now at Canby Ford. Stop by today to learn more.

Canby Ford

24315 Hwy 99E, Canby, OR 97013

(503) 266-2097

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JOY OF LIFE CHIROPRACTIC - Dr. Laura LaJoieStudent athletic programs are changing. The multi-sport student athlete—once a common sight on primary and secondary schoolyards—is being replaced by single-sport adolescent athletes.

More kids are specializing in one sport at an earlier age, and with longer seasons.

Though their dedication and hard work are to be applauded, these kids are putting themselves at increased risk for repetitive strain, fractures and other debilitating injuries, according to Wilsonville chiropractor Dr. Laura LaJoie.

The owner of Joy of Life Chiropractic says the shift from multi- to single-sport athletics reduces the amount of variety in students’ exercises and training programs. It also creates less balanced physical development.

A multi-sport athlete may run track and play basketball, soccer or tennis. In contrast, the disciplined single-sport athlete performs the same actions over and over, honing their skills but also increasing their risk.

To keep your child healthy, Dr. LaJoie recommends scheduling an immediate biomechanical evaluation to check for potential imbalances, trouble spots—and develop solutions.

“Summer is the perfect time to come in and learn about our personalized strength and conditioning programs,” says Dr. LaJoie. “We can help your athlete maintain their strength and flexibility, recover from a previous injury and minimize their risk for future injuries.”

Joy of Life Chiropractic is dedicated to providing optimal health to everyone, regardless of age or stage. So be healthy by choice, not by chance, and schedule a visit at Joy of Life Chiropractic today.

Joy of Life Chiropractic

29955 SW Boones Ferry Road, Suite J, Wilsonville, OR 97070

(503) 682-9596

www.joyoflifechiropractic.com

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THE HASSON COMPANY REALTORS - Lisa WillettThe home inspection is a crucial part of the house-buying process, but how you react to what’s uncovered can mean the difference between big savings, and a big headache. Use these bargaining table tips to ensure you get the best deal.

Tour problem spots. Any home inspection agent will offer to provide a written or verbal summary of their findings, but if at all possible, ask to be shown the problems in person. Seeing things firsthand will give you a better sense of how serious these trouble areas really are, and improve your bargaining position.

Ask for credit. Once your home inspector has identified potential trouble spots, approach the seller and ask them to deduct the estimated price of these repairs from their asking price. You can put these savings toward the repair costs—or use them for something more pressing.

Try for closing costs. Some sellers can be hesitant to cover the cost of repairs, but may relent to paying your closing costs. The fees charged by the lender, title company, land surveyor and local government often cost just as much as the necessary repairs.

Loose lips sink savings. If the seller knows you plan to completely renovate a problem area, they’re far less likely to offer a repair credit or pay for the needed construction themselves. Keep your poker face on, and never discuss your renovation plans within earshot of the seller or their agent.

Lisa Willett - The Hasson Company Realtors

15400 Boones Ferry Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

(503) 318-7585

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WILSONVILLE VETERINARY CLINIC - Dr. Kristen HardingeFleas, ticks and mites are dreaded in pet-friendly households, and with good reason.

Not only can these bloodsuckers cause itching and skin problems in the short term, they can also transmit more serious diseases. Rashes and inflammation (as well as the associated scratching) increase your pet’s risk of developing a secondary bacterial infection.

Identifying and preventing fleas, ticks and mites is the key to effective parasite control. Persistent itching, and signs of skin infection (ranging from redness and raised irritation to open sores and bleeding) may indicate the presence of external parasites.

You can treat pet parasites through a number of products, including orally-administered medication, topically-applied products and flea collars. It should be noted that not every product is equally effective, and using the wrong product can be extremely harmful, even fatal, to your pet.

If you aren’t sure what parasite your pet has, or what the most effective treatment option is, consult your local veterinarian for options.

Remember that parasites can travel from pet to pet and to people within your household; if you discover an infection in one animal, it’s best to treat the whole “herd” as potential hosts. Parasite larvae can survive in the atmosphere, in your carpet—even in your pet’s bed; treating the pet’s environment is key to preventing reinfection.

Wilsonville Veterinary Clinic

9275 SW Barber St, Wilsonville, OR 97070

(503) 682-3737

www.wilsonvilleveterinaryclinic.com

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WILSON ORTHODONTICS - Dr. Todd WilsonHave you heard about the latest DIY (do it yourself) trend? It’s dangerous, foolhardy—and completely legal.

It’s hard to believe, but according to this consumer alert put out by the American Association of Orthodontists, some people are starting to use DIY methods to self treat their crooked or gap teeth.

A quick search online pulls up hundreds of references to these so-called “quick fix” projects. Some of these solutions use things like rubber bands or dental floss, but the most outrageous involve constructing faux braces out of paper clips, or a retainer out of modeling clay.

Folks, this is crazy. You can cause extensive (and very expensive) damage to your teeth, bone and soft tissue by messing around with dental experiments.

Why? Well, for starters, orthodontists don’t just align your teeth based on aesthetics. In fact, the functionality and long-term health of your teeth is our primary concern; style always comes second. Trying to self treat misaligned teeth could very easily result in loss of the supporting tooth root, gum recession or, in the worst case, loss of teeth altogether.

Moreover, orthodontists are uniquely qualified specialists with over 10 years of rigorous education. We’re professional, reliable and safe.

So take it from me: don’t experiment on your teeth. You get what you pay for, and without the help of a dental professional, you could be causing your teeth serious (if not irreparable) harm.

Wilson Orthodontics

17680 S.W. Handley St., Suite 202, Sherwood, OR 97140

3100 Haworth Ave., Suite 210, Newberg, OR 97132

(503) 925-1566

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CANBY FORD - Buy American! Support Canby Ford.After a two-year hiatus, the Ford F-150 Raptor is back—with enhanced capabilities and all-new technology that make the 2017 Raptor even more of an off-road powerhouse than ever before.

It only takes a minute inside the cab to understand why the F-150 Raptor is considered to have the “DNA of a Baja race truck” by weekend racers and professional drivers alike.

The Raptor is powered by Ford’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine technology, which produces more thrust than the older 6.2-liter V8 engine. A 10-speed transmission ensures optimal efficiency when shifting.

A new transfer case manages power distribution between the front and back wheels, ensuring force on demand for the Raptor’s four-wheel drive. The 2017 Raptor also comes with a brand new Terrain Management System, allowing the driver to optimize engine output depending on driving conditions.

Military-strength steel and high-grade aluminium-alloy body construction allowed Ford’s engineers to shave an amazing 500 pounds off previous iterations of the Raptor. In fact, the leaner frame and increased engine capacity give the Raptor its best weight-to-power ratio ever.

The 2017 Raptor is available as both a SuperCrew and SuperCab truck. The four-door SuperCrew comes with an expanded 145-inch wheelbase, providing more legroom for passengers and storage space for gear.

The 2017 Raptor will be built at the Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan. Sales to the public are slated to begin this fall.

Canby Ford

24315 Hwy 99E, Canby, OR 97013

(503) 266-2097

www.canbyford.com

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THE HASSON COMPANY REALTORS - Lisa WillettThe home buying market is heating up—and fast. Chances are, your new dream home is someone else’s too. Here are five ways to distinguish your offer from the rest.

Be pre-approved. Being pre-approved is stronger than being pre-qualified. It demonstrates to the seller that you have the ability to turn your loan into a “virtual” cash offer.

Strengthen your offer. The easier the process is for the seller, the better your chances are of being accepted. You can strengthen your position by offering more than the asking price, increasing the amount of earnest money or adapting closing dates that accommodate the seller.

Address inspections and contingencies differently. Instead of waiting 15 days for a home inspection, try decreasing that time to show you are eager to move through the process. Agreeing to absorb any difference between the sale and appraisal price can also calm a nervous seller.

Consider an escalation clause. In the case of multiple offers, an escalation clause is designed to edge out competing bids by automatically raising your offer when another bid comes in. This also eliminates the risk of unnecessarily paying too much.

Write a letter. Try to make a personal connection with the seller. Let them know how special their home is to you and relate the importance of becoming the next owner. Sellers love to know who will inhabit the space they’ve called home.

Lisa Willett - The Hasson Company Realtors

15400 Boones Ferry Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

(503) 318-7585

lisawillett.hasson.com

Brought to you by Dr. Laura LaJoie - Joy of Life Chiropractic - CHIROPRACTIC INSIDER -


JOY OF LIFE CHIROPRACTIC - Dr. Laura LaJoieLifelong health can sprout from just a few healthy choices—and those seeds can be planted today, according to Dr. Laura LaJoie of Joy of Life Chiropractic.

She says too many people think attaining a healthy lifestyle means abrupt changes and a radical makeover. In reality, small, incremental steps are the keys to optimum health. Daily health care “maintenance” is more effective (and easier) than planning a massive switch.

Dr. LaJoie recommends starting simple: Drink more water, add a few veggies to your diet and increase your activity with a daily walk or light exercise.

Most importantly, make sure to take stock of your nervous system. If you’re suffering from continual or habitual pain that other doctors may describe as “normal,” you need to schedule an adjustment at Joy of Life Chiropractic. Headaches, back pain and the like are all common—but they are NOT normal!

“The biggest problem facing our health care system today is that the system is designed to treat problems that already exist versus obtaining and maintaining optimum health,” Dr. LaJoie explains.

Be healthy by choice, not by chance. Dr. LaJoie can help you achieve optimum health, regardless of age or stage. Call to GET CHECKED TODAY and plant more seeds for your healthy life! Call (503) 682-9596 for more info.

Joy of Life Chiropractic

29955 SW Boones Ferry Road, Suite J, Wilsonville, OR 97070

(503) 682-9596

www.joyoflifechiropractic.com

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WILSONVILLE VETERINARY CLINIC - Dr. Kristen HardingeThere are many reasons why it’s a great idea to bring your cat to the vet. For starters, cats are notorious for not communicating with owners when they’re feeling sick. Your vet can notice signs and symptoms that you might miss.

At the same time, early detection of a disease is paramount to a longer, more comfortable life for your feline friend. Veterinarians can help manage a cat’s pain and nutritional needs, improving their quality of life. A trip to the vet is also an opportunity to discuss your cat’s behavior, nutrition, litterbox habits, potential for parasite infections, as well as any current underlying disease they may have.

You should schedule a cat’s vet appointment at least annually for those pets that are under 10 and have no known health concerns. For elderly cats (or those with a chronic disease), we recommend scheduling an appointment at a minimum of every six months. These recommendations apply to both indoor and outdoor cats.

At Wilsonville Veterinary Clinic, we make these visits less stressful by using calming pheromones, padded tables, treats (for those who like them) and towels to hide under for shy cats.

It is important to socialize your cat from a young age so they become confident and comfortable in new surroundings. Kitten socialization classes are becoming more popular, and can be a great boon to your pet!

Wilsonville Veterinary Clinic

9275 SW Barber St, Wilsonville, OR 97070

(503) 682-3737

www.wilsonvilleveterinaryclinic.com

"Quick Grandpa, Bring The Money"


Diane EdwardsAs a new Nana, I understand the desire to make fun memories and give special gifts to the grandchild(ren). I also understand the world our grandchildren are growing up in is not the world we grew up in and the need for higher education and/or vocational training is almost a given.

Most parents intend on saving for their child’s college education, but with many couples starting their families later in life, they are challenged to choose between their retirement or funding college.

Check out the 4 plan options a grandparent can consider when contributing to a college fund in this month’s Money Chat article at www.eafsi.com.

Q: My husband and I are older and want to help fund our grandchild’s college fund. We are not on a tight budget but we are frugal. What are our options?

A: One idea is if you are required to take your annual required minimum distribution (RMD), and you don’t need it for your own budget, it could fund a 529 Plan. As the account owner you retain control of the account and the Plan beneficiary can be changed at any time should there be a need to do so. You can learn more at www.eafsi.com under this month’s Money Chat!

Edwards & Associates Financial Services, Inc.

503.537.2995

Toll Free: 866.699.8743

http://www.eafsi.com

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JOY OF LIFE CHIROPRACTIC - Dr. Laura LaJoieWater matters to Dr. Laura LaJoie of Joy of Life Chiropractic. The Wilsonville chiropractor is celebrating proper hydration during her annual Water Week, running from April 18 to 23 next month.

Why water? Of the billions of cells that make up our bodies, each one is more than 70% water. Drinking water allows the brain to fully function, while dehydration has been linked to many challenges, such as cramping, headaches and difficulty concentrating, to name a few. For senior citizens, symptoms of dehydration are often confused with early-onset dementia.

The standards are to drink eight 8 oz. glasses of water or half your body weight in water a day. Highly active individuals need to drink more than that. Coffee, soda, energy drinks and alcohol are not a substitute for a good glass of water.

If you’re not absorbing the water, Dr. LaJoie recommends adding just a pinch of sea salt to a full glass of water. Sea salt adds extra minerals without the corresponding overload of sodium chloride found in regular table salt.

“There’s a big distinction between being healthy and being ‘NOT sick,’” says Dr. LaJoie. “I’m interested in my patients’ overall health, and encouraging hydration is a big part of that.”

So remember to stay healthy by choice, not by chance. To learn more about the importance of drinking water, LIKE Joy of Life Chiropractic’s Facebook page, or visit Dr. LaJoie for an in-person consultation.

Joy of Life Chiropractic

29955 SW Boones Ferry Road, Suite J, Wilsonville, OR 97070

(503) 682-9596

www.joyoflifechiropractic.com

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Mayors hope to broker land use solution

by Peter Wong
Several mayors and the Metro Council president say they hope a new task force will help reconcile their conflicts over how to shape the Portland region for development over the next 20 years.…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JAKE BARTMAN - The Portland-based Minidoka Swing Band, which performs in tribute to Japanese-Americans interned during World War II, performed at the Wilsonville Festival of Arts June 4.
Jun 07, 2016

Wilsonville Festival of Arts transcends heat wave

by Jake Bartman
Balloon art, spray paint and soap all featured at annual event Though temperatures soared into triple digits June 24 and 25, dozens of artists and thousands of visitors were nevertheless in…
Jun 08, 2016

News in brief

by The Spokesman
City Council filing period now open The filing period for the Wilsonville City Council race opened June 1, and will remain open until 4 p.m. Aug. 30. Three of the five council seats will see…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - The Rose Festival brings out many citizens for the Dragon Boat Races. Says Tom Crowder, longtime organizer: 'We're slowly building it back up.' Sixty-five teams are expecte4d to compete this weekend.
Jun 07, 2016

THE WAY OF THE DRAGON

by Jennifer Anderson
Rose Festival dragon boat races return to Willamette River this weekend Tom Crowder started dragon boat racing 20 years ago, at the young age of 56. Today he's completely immersed in the sport,…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - The Rose Festival brings out many citizens for the Dragon Boat Races. Says Tom Crowder, longtime organizer: 'We're slowly building it back up.' Sixty-five teams are expecte4d to compete this weekend.
Jun 07, 2016

THE WAY OF THE DRAGON

by Jennifer Anderson
Rose Festival dragon boat races return to Willamette River this weekend Tom Crowder started dragon boat racing 20 years ago, at the young age of 56. Today he's completely immersed in the sport,…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Former state Rep. Matt Wingard is suing a handful of conservative groups because of campaign material they mailed to Wilsonville-area voters.
Jun 07, 2016

Former Rep. Wingard sues conservative groups for 'defamatory' election mailers

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: Defendant calls lawsuit 'bogus, ridiculous' Former Wilsonville state Rep. Matthew Wingard is suing the Oregon Family Council, Oregon Right to Life and a handful of conservative leaders…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - Cloud City Garrison has members from throughout western Oregon and southwest Washington; member march every year in the Starlight Parade.
Jun 05, 2016

Starlight Parade returns for its 40th go-round of nighttime merriment

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
Heat wave fails to deter thousands from packing Portland's downtown to watch annual night parade And the crowd went wild. Attendees at the 40th annual Starlight Parade in Portland June 4 might…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Joshua Wolcott, left, worked with first responders and volunteers to carry out his Eagle Scout project May 21.
Jun 05, 2016

Scout project saves lives with high-tech light bulbs

by The Spokesman
Charbonneau became a safer place to live May 21, after Boy Scout Joshua Wolcott of Wilsonville’s Boy Scout Troop 528 carried out a project to make it easier for residents to get help in…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JAKE BARTMAN - Ornamental streetlights, including the acorn design used on Wilsonville Road near Old Town, are among those that will be replaced later in the City's streetlight conversion project.
Jun 04, 2016

Plan to replace City's streetlights moves forward

by Jake Bartman
LED lights to be more efficient, less disruptive to the night sky If you think that Boones Ferry Road begins to look just a little different at night during the coming year, it’s not your eyes…