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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.

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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

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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

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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!

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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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CANBY FORD - Stop on by Canby Ford today!Finally! America’s hardest-working men and women now have a truck that works as hard as they do—the 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty, available this fall from Canby Ford.

Certainly the most exciting thing about the 2017 F-Series is its all-new, military-grade backbone. The Super Duty’s fully-boxed, aluminum-alloy frame is now up to 24 times stiffer than older models, making it the market leader in towing and payload. America’s work truck is smarter and safer than ever before as well. The 2017 Super Duty can now come with as many as seven cameras, providing a truly 360-degree view of the work site, the campsite or the parking lot.

If you’ve ever struggled with hook-up of gooseneck or fifth-wheel trailers, you’ll be sure to appreciate the high-mounted stop lamp camera, which Ford added to improve visibility into the cargo box. There’s also an attachable trailer camera for improved sightlines while backing up, another first for the Ford F-Series.

The 2017 Super Duty brings an array of technological upgrades too. Highlights include a blind spot information system, adaptive cruise control, lane departure and automatic collision warnings, as well as brand new communication and entertainment system features.

There are several options under the hood, including the 6.2-liter and 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 engine.

Canby Ford will offer the 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty in 550, 450, 350 and 250 models, with pricing and financing assistance available. For more information, visit Canby Ford today!

Canby Ford

24315 Hwy 99E, Canby, OR 97013

(503) 266-2097

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WILSONVILLE VETERINARY CLINIC - Dr. Kristen HardingeWelcoming a new puppy into your home can be exciting, but it’s important to help your pet during this crucial stage of development. Here are some things every puppy should experience in a safe environment.

Seven safe challenges. Creating a small “obstacle course” for your pup helps him stretch his legs and become accustomed to his new home.

Seven car rides. Take your puppy for a drive (while they’re safely stored in a crate). This will help them associate driving with fun, not just a trip to the vet.

Seven fast objects. Skateboards, vacuum cleaners, cars and even toddlers can all seem threatening to a pup. Make sure your puppy is used to our fast-moving lifestyle.

Seven surface walks. Carpet, tile, hardwood, cement, dirt and grass all offer new, exciting tactile experiences for your puppy.

Seven tasty foods. There’s more to life than kibble. Offer your pup different foods in different containers.

Seven different people. Your pup should be familiar and comfortable with young people, old people and people of varying sexes.

Seven fun toys. Different toys teach different skills. A bone can be contemplative, while catch with a stick means it’s time for exercise.

Seven different animals. Positive experiences with other dogs, but also other species (like cats and horses) are helpful to raising a confident dog.

Until they are fully vaccinated (16 weeks), these experiences need to be limited to areas where vaccinated and well-mannered animals visit.

Wilsonville Veterinary Clinic

9275 SW Barber St, Wilsonville, OR 97070

(503) 682-3737

www.wilsonvilleveterinaryclinic.com

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THE HASSON COMPANY REALTORS - Lisa WillettStaging your home isn’t like living in it. A great staged home still has character, but should serve as a blank slate so the buyer can see themselves living there. Remember, you only get to make a first impression once, so have all repairs and cleaning done prior to listing.

Drive-up appeal. Your potential buyer’s first look happens before they open the front door. You can boost your curbside appeal by investing in flower beds, washing the driveway and sweeping the porch.

No bad odors. Almost any smell is a major turn off for a buyer. Whether it’s pet odor, cigarette smoke or the residue from painting or cleaning—it has to go. Opening the windows should solve that problem.

Let it shine. Buyers want a home that feels bright and cheery. Replacing burnt and dimming light bulbs will help. Washing both the inside and outside of windows is another must-do.

Cut the clutter. Cluttered kitchen counters, fully-stuffed closets and overflowing cabinets all make a house feel cramped. Further depersonalize the space by removing family photos. Make rooms as spacious as possible and have a good walking path throughout the home.

Keep it clean. A dirty house is an unsellable house. Besides basic cleaning, make sure that all bathtubs, showers and sinks are freshly caulked. Grout lines should be updated too.

Ready to start staging? For more information, contact Lisa Willett for a free seller's guide or moving checklist.

Lisa Willett - The Hasson Company Realtors

15400 Boones Ferry Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

(503) 318-7585

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LISA WILLETT - The Hasson Company RealtorsAt least once a week, someone comes into my office asking if they need to prequalify for a mortgage before they start looking for their new dream home.

My answer is simple: Yes. Plainly put, prequalifying for a loan helps you determine how much you can afford to borrow.

A pre-qualification is based on your employment, income, credit history and banking information. Once you prequalify, you’ll be shown how high your monthly loan repayment could be. Typically, many buyers don’t feel comfortable paying that much per month, but setting an upward bound helps you narrow down your options.

As a broker, I want your home buying process to be not only fun, but productive. Remember, it takes time to prequalify, but once you get the process started, you can feel mentally prepared to buy and focus your energy on the physical home search.

Here’s exactly what you need to prequalify, courtesy of Frank Sloan of Guild Mortgage Company:

1. The last two years of tax returns, plus all W-2 statements for the same period.

2. A 30-day pay stub from your most recent pay period.

3. Bank statements for the last two months.

If you are ready to get prequalified or begin a home search, give me a call to get started. I have a great tool called “HomeTracker,” which will match your listing criteria with new listings and notify you as soon as they hit the market.

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. Hardinge - Wilsonville Veterinary Clinic - VETERINARY INSIDER -


WILSONVILLE VETERINARY CLINIC - Dr. Kristen HardingeDiet and nutrition are crucial to ensuring a long, healthy life for your pet. But knowing what to feed your cat or dog can become confusing quickly.

The staff at pet stores are full of advice, but may not have training in nutritional science. At the same time, pet food companies are quick to tout new product lines that tap into consumer fads. Sometimes cost reflects the marketing efforts, and not necessarily better products.

There isn’t one food that is right for all pets. If your pet is eating well, isn’t vomiting or having diarrhea, and maintains a healthy body weight, there’s no compelling reason to switch brands.

If your pet is overweight, the best solution is to either decrease their food intake or increase exercise. Many pet food companies offer “light” or “diet” versions of their most popular products, but these diet foods may simply provide more fiber and are not a magic bullet to reduce your pet’s weight.

To help with weight loss, make sure the treats you give your pet are just that—not a major source of calories in their diet.

While some pets do have food allergies, human owners tend to over diagnosis this affliction. There are many other medical conditions that require prescription diets, such as urinary and kidney disease, diabetes, intestinal disease and liver disease.

There isn’t a catch-all answer for pet nutrition, so if you have questions or concerns, please consult your veterinarian.

Wilsonville Veterinary Clinic

9275 SW Barber St, Wilsonville, OR 97070

(503) 682-3737

www.wilsonvilleveterinaryclinic.com

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JOY OF LIFE CHIROPRACTIC - Dr. Laura LaJoieDr. Laura LaJoie is accustomed to surprise when she tells people about her four-day-old patient.

“They can’t imagine what problems an infant might have… they forget that birth can be a traumatic process for the child too,” she says.

The owner of Joy of Life Chiropractic believes that every family deserves to enjoy optimum health at every age and stage. She says there’s a misconception that only adults need chiropractic treatment.

In reality, subluxations (or misalignments) can cause everything from stress headaches to student-athlete injuries in early adolescents. In children, these back problems can also cause things like constipation, reflux and asthma.

And while these so-called growing pains are undeniably common—they are not normal. Health is normal.

“When a child is sick, or showing symptoms of illness, their body is not deficient in some quantity of drug,” says Dr. LaJoie. “Their body is expressing that something is wrong, and we look for the underlying cause of the problem.”

Children are especially vulnerable to lifestyle problems. Poor diet, a disjointed sleep schedule or a lack of activity can cause problems throughout the body, and even behavioral issues.

That’s why it’s important to establish a wellness baseline. By scheduling a checkup at Joy of Life, Dr. LaJoie can establish what healthy looks like for your child, search for long-term solutions and craft a holistic wellness program.

So stay healthy by choice, not by chance, and schedule your appointment 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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May 09, 2016

Looking back at historic French Prairie

by Jake Bartman
History Pub explores early American settlement in area McMenamins Old Church and Pub in Wilsonville was packed to capacity April 26. And it’s hard to think of a more fitting reason for a…
PMG PHOTO: JAKE BARTMAN - Consultants and staff from the cities of Wilsonville and Tualatin collected feedback from citizens on development of the Basalt Creek area at an open house April 28.
May 08, 2016

Open house provides Basalt Creek update

by Jake Bartman
Concept plan expected to wrap up this year Though the audience consisted mostly of Tualatin residents, a mixed crowd of Wilsonville and Tualatin citizens turned out to Tualatin’s Juanita Pohl…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JAKE BARTMAN - The beginnings of a right-turn lane were added to Grahams Ferry Road earlier this year, and will be completed as a part of a project to expand the Tooze Road-Grahams Ferry Road intersection that will wrap up in 2018.
May 07, 2016

Edge of Villebois to see roadway improvements

by Jake Bartman
Traffic signal, sidewalk to be added The intersection of Tooze Road and Grahams Ferry Road is a point where the rural and urban collide. Located at the edge of Wilsonville and of the Urban…
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE WILSONVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT - WPD
May 06, 2016

Wilsonville police log

by The Spokesman
The Wilsonville Police Department is run under contract with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. Information for the police log comes from the public record, and all persons named therein are…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - More than 350 products sold under 42 different brands, including Columbia River Organics, are included in a massive recall of frozen foods announced this week.
May 05, 2016

Northwest company expands recall of frozen foods over listeria fears

by The Review
More than 350 products sold under 42 brands at Costco, Safeway, Trader Joe's, Walmart and other stores are included More than 350 frozen food products sold under 42 different brands at stores…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Shannon Thomas' life changed after she was sentenced more than 12 years behind bars. She became the first inmate to complete Coffee Creek Correctional's electrical program.
May 05, 2016

Former Coffee Creek inmate finds new outlet

by Jake Bartman
Passion for electrical work affords new lease on life It’s rare to hear from someone who says three extra years in prison proved a good thing. But that’s the case for Shannon Thomas, who was…
May 04, 2016

West Linn-Wilsonville School District receives 32 superintendent applicants

by Andrew Kilstrom
When West Linn-Wilsonville School District Superintendent Bill Rhoades announced his plans to retire at the conclusion of the school year back in February, it left just a little more than four…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Keaton Whittaker, a junior at Wilsonville High School, recently finished his Eagle Scout project and has been busy wtih many more leadership and community service projects.
May 04, 2016

Keaton Whittaker named Wilsonville's 'Amazing Kid'

by Andrew Kilstrom
Each spring, the Pamplin Media Group honors two dozen youth like Wilsonville’s Keaton Whittaker from throughout Oregon. These “amazing kids” are selected by their local newspapers based on…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Boylston
May 04, 2016

Economics come first for Boylston

by Jake Bartman
State rep candidate brings legal experience, 'big picture' perspective Editor’s note: This story is the third in a series of profiles of candidates for state representative, district 26, in the…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JAKE BARTMAN - These homes on Canyon Creek Drive S just north of the proposed 14-home sudivision are zoned Planned Development Residential-3, the same zoning proposed for the subdivision.
May 04, 2016

Proposed subdivision creates controversy

by Jake Bartman
Traffic, density among sources of concern for area neighbors Traffic and housing density are two issues that have been at the heart of much discussion regarding Wilsonville’s future. Both issues…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Hydrologist Julie Koberle checks a tube she will drive into the snowpack to measure its depth and water content.
May 03, 2016

SNOW GUARANTEE (or) Spring weather will determine fate of snowpack

by Elizabeth Kellar
After strong season, snowpack melts early at Mt. Hood site It’s the classic case of wait and see. On Thursday, April 28, hydrologists with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service hiked…