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Brought to you by Richard Edmonds - Woodburn Automotive Repair Center - Insiders Automotive


Richard Edmonds, Woodburn Automotive Repair CenterWhen your “check engine” light on your dashboard is illuminated, it means the on-board computer is reading the electrical side of the vehicle ~ not the mechanical side. For example, if your fuel pump goes out, it won’t trigger a check engine light, but as the fuel pump is slowly dying the fuel pressure starts to drop ~ and when it drops enough it will trigger electrical relays and sensors that monitor your fuel/air.

This is why when parts stores read your check engine light, they are not supposed to recommend parts to replace, just tell you what the code is. The codes are always a starting point. There are more than 1,800 codes your computer can read, and out of them fewer than 300 tell exactly what the problem is.

So many people panic when the check engine light comes on and will pull over immediately and check the oil dip stick, the transmission dip stick, and the coolant level. But these are all mechanical, not electrical. So don’t panic, relax and continue driving your vehicle until you can get it to your auto repair shop and have them diagnose it.

When your check engine light comes on, just consider it like an alarm system in your house with all the sensors on the windows and doors. Perhaps someone left a window not closed all the way, but no one broke in, none of your stuff is missing, the alarm system is just continually monitoring all areas.

WOODBURN AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR CENTER

555 N. PACIFIC HWY., WOODBURN

503.981.8247

www.woodburnautomotive.com

Brought to you by Todd Barth of Home Instead Senior Care, SENIOR CARE INSIDER


TODD BARTH

Research conducted by Home Instead, Inc., indicates that as the number of prescription medications a senior takes increases, so do that senior’s potential health risks.

Nearly 20 percent of seniors surveyed taking five or more prescription medications have reportedly experienced challenges in managing their medication regimen ~ including keeping track of which medications they have taken and when. Making a mistake when taking medications can have devastating effects. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention reports that 100,000 older adults end up in the hospital each year because of an adverse drug event.

“We take medication administration very seriously. Our goal at Home Instead is to give the community and our clients resources and educational opportunities to remain safe in their homes,” said Todd Barth, owner of Hillsboro’s Home Instead franchise. “Sometimes seniors think they are being diligent in consistently taking their medication, but in reality they get sidetracked and forget. Depending on the medication, this could seriously cause a health challenge or death.”

To provide families with resources to help identify potential pitfalls regarding medications for seniors, the Home Instead Senior Care network has introduced “Let’s Talk about Rx.”

Upcoming forums: April 6: 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Tips on Parkinson's, Avamere Retirement Community/Parkinson Support Group, 2400 Gable Rd., St. Helen's; April 9: 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Let's Talk About RX, Rosewood Park Retirement Community, 2405 S.E. Century Blvd., Hillsboro; April 19: 9:30 a.m.-Noon Fraud, Scams and Safe Medication Disposal, Calvary Lutheran Church, 58251 S. Division Rd., St. Helen’s. RSVP, 503-203-6724.

 

HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE

1400 N.E. 48th Avenue

Hillsboro, Oregon 97124

www.homeinstead.com

Brought to you by Tom Staskiewicz, general manager - Woodburn Estates & Golf - 55+ Lifestyle Insiders


Tom Staskiewicz, general manager at Woodburn Estates & GolfI love taking prospective or new members for a tour of our facility. As these new members or prospects go through, they are always surprised at what we have to offer, and hearing from our active members simply reinforces the experience.

The other day, as I was taking a couple through, one of our members enjoying the hot tub started telling the couple about how things have improved. She pointed out her favorite feature of the completely renovated hot tub: different bench levels which can be adjusted for people of differing heights, but also for those wanting the jets to hit them at a particular spot.

Next, this couple heard from members in the pool. Their doctors had prescribed low impact exercise, and walking in the pool was just the answer.

Then they looked in on the new locker rooms, and were impressed with how clean, bright, and inviting they are.

When we went to the adjoining exercise room, they were surprised by the selection of equipment, and our goal is to have a second room that will allow us to dedicate the existing room to equipment suitable for rehabilitation after knee, hip, or other surgeries.

Woodburn Estates & Golf offers everything our members need to stay healthy. Our pool, Jacuzzi, and exercise room provide physical therapy to exercise at your own pace, in your own way, in your own time.

Next month: The tour continues with dining, auditorium, golf, and craft facilities.

WOODBURN ESTATES & GOLF

1776 COUNTRY CLUB RD., WOODBURN

503.982.1776

OFFICE

503.981.0189

GOLF

www.woodburnestates.com

Brought to you by David Haux - Country Meadows Village - Insiders Assisted Living and Independent Living


David Haux, Country Meadows VillageWoodburn’s Country Meadows Village keeps their focus on the health, wellness, and happiness of the people within their community. They are always striving to do the best by their residents.

One of the newest ways they have achieved this is by filling their menu with organic and locally grown produce.

“We love to provide our residents with the best options possible, and organic fruit and veggies isn’t only the best, but it also tastes the best,” said David Haux, head chef at Country Meadows Village, located at 155 S. Evergreen Road in Woodburn.

Stop by their dining room on any given day and you will find the salad bar packed full with fresh, seasonal fruit and vegetables. With a full, restaurant-style menu, you can always find an option that will suit your needs. Besides offering an array of entrees ranging from steaks to sandwiches, you can also find options for vegetarians as well as heart healthy and gluten-free.

Country Meadows Village is a leader in their industry when it comes to putting the emotional and physical well-being of their residents first. By providing healthy alternatives, organic produce, and locally baked goods on their menu, they make choosing the healthy option an easy choice.

“‘Live well, be well,’ is one of our guiding philosophies, and going organic is just another one of many examples in which we follow this,” said David.

COUNTRY MEADOWS VILLAGE

155 S. Evergreen Road, Woodburn

503.982.2221

www.countrymeadowsvillage.com

Brought to you by Country Meadows Village - RETIREMENT INSIDER -


It’s almost time for St. Patrick’s Day, and Woodburn’s Country Meadows Village, a highly regarded retirement and assisted living community, is gearing up for its annual celebration of Irish traditions. For the past seven years, Country Meadows Village has hosted this popular community event.

The award-winning Celtic Raven Brewery, located in Dundee, will provide the Irish beer-tasting. In addition, Celtic dancers from the All-Ireland Cultural Society of Oregon will be the featured entertainment. Further, popular local singer Rob Walker, who hails from nearby Salem, will perform a series of “Irish drinking songs.” With all of this combined, this event is sure to entertain all!

Linda Robinson, Life Enrichment Director at Country Meadows Village, said she is always on the lookout for fun activities, and that is how this event originated.

“I’m always excited to introduce new events, not just for Country Meadows but for the entire local community,” Linda said. “It doesn’t cost anything to participate; this is just a fun time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Everyone is welcome!”

The festivities will take place from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, at Country Meadows Village, located at 155 S. Evergreen Road in Woodburn. The event is free and open to the public, as most events at Country Meadows Village are. To RSVP, please call 503-982-2221 and mention this article.

Country Meadows Village

155 S. Evergreen Road

Woodburn, OR 97071

1-866-219-9564

www.countrymeadowsvillage.com

Brought to you by Country Meadows Village for Insiders


Celtic dancing will be featured entertainment at the popular community event at Country Meadows Village.It’s almost time for St. Patrick’s Day, and Woodburn’s Country Meadows Village, a highly regarded retirement and assisted living community, is gearing up for its annual celebration of Irish traditions. For the past seven years, Country Meadows Village has hosted this popular community event.

The award-winning Celtic Raven Brewery, located in Dundee, will provide the Irish beer-tasting. In addition, Celtic dancers from the All-Ireland Cultural Society of Oregon will be the featured entertainment. Further, popular local singer Rob Walker, who hails from nearby Salem, will perform a series of “Irish drinking songs.” With all of this combined, this event is sure to entertain all!

Linda Robinson, Life Enrichment Director at Country Meadows Village, said she is always on the lookout for fun activities, and that is how this event originated.

“I’m always excited to introduce new events, not just for Country Meadows but for the entire local community,” Linda said. “It doesn’t cost anything to participate; this is just a fun time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Everyone is welcome!”

The festivities will take place from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, at Country Meadows Village, located at 155 S. Evergreen Road in Woodburn. The event is free and open to the public, as most events at Country Meadows Village are. To RSVP, please call (503) 982-2221, and mention this article.

155 S. Evergreen Road

Woodburn

503.982.2221

www.countrymeadowsvillage.com

Brought to you by Richard Edmonds co-owner of Woodburn Automotive for Insiders


Richard Edmonds, co-owner of Woodburn Automotive RepairTo survive for 30 years in any business ~ and particularly in the field of automobile repair, where customer trust is so critical ~ says a great deal about a company.

The Woodburn Automotive Repair Center, located at 555 North Pacific Highway in Woodburn, has not only survived but thrived because of its adherence to three key tenets: service, honesty, and being reliable.

Richard Edmonds, co-owner of Woodburn Automotive with his wife, Mary, has 30 years of experience operating the business, and he takes great pride in the company’s core principles ~ especially being honest about all aspects of what repairs a customer’s vehicle might need. Further, he treats his customers like he would treat his friends or family members.

“I like talking with people and working with people,” Richard said. “They can rely on us.”

The business works on virtually all cars and trucks, foreign and domestic. Woodburn Automotive Repair Center can tackle almost any job, from repairs to rebuilds and from brakes to electrical systems. All the mechanics who work in the efficient, 34-bay facility are school-trained, dealership-trained, and/or ASE-certified/trained (ASE is the Automotive Service Excellence program, which improves the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying professional mechanics), and the Edmonds’ provide a rock-solid guarantee:

All the company’s work is guaranteed for two years or 24,000 miles.

For Richard and Mary Edmond, the auto repair business boils down to a relatively basic and simple philosophy: “The important thing the customer needs to know is, we can and will repair their car,” Richard said.

555 NORTH PACIFIC HWY

WOODBURN OR 97071

503.981.8247

www.woodburnautomotive.com

Provided by Tom Stasklewicz, general manager at Woodburn Estates & Golf for Insiders


Tom Stasklewicz, general manager at Woodburn Estates & GolfOur goal is to introduce you to Woodburn Estates & Golf at 1776 Country Club Road: the “active place.” We offer a variety of activities and clubs for our homeowners (55+) and associates (50+); Woodburn Estates & Golf keeps you young!

Driving by Woodburn Estates & Golf, you may think we are all about golf because that’s the first thing you might see. However, that’s not true! We have a well-equipped exercise room, a recently refurbished swimming pool and spa, a billiard hall, an assortment of card clubs, a quilting club, men’s and women’s golf clubs, ukulele club, woodcarvers, garden club, several dance classes and many other clubs and activities.

Woodburn Estates & Golf offers numerous events open to the public including dances, wine tastings, car shows, craft fairs, and much more.

Every Thursday morning we have “Coffee Hour” starting at 9:30 with entertainment or a special guest speaker bringing words of wisdom to our members. Coffee Hour is open to the public and a great way to meet our members and get to know Woodburn Estates & Golf.

We offer three levels of associate membership: social, golf only, and combined. The social component of the memberships is for the member and his or her significant other. Golf associates are golfers only.

We would love to have you come by and check us out. Find out what’s available in Woodburn for those who want to be active at www.WoodburnEstatesGolf.com!

1776 COUNTRY CLUB RD

WOODBURN, OR 97071

503.982.1776

OFFICE

503.981.0189

GOLF

www.woodburnestates.com

Brought to you by Richard Edmonds, Woodburn Automotive Repair Center - AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR INSIDER -


Richard Edmonds, Woodburn Automotive Repair CenterTo survive for 30 years in any business ~ and particularly in the field of automobile repair, where customer trust is so critical ~ says a great deal about a company.

The Woodburn Automotive Repair Center, located at 555 North Pacific Highway in Woodburn, has not only survived but thrived because of its adherence to three key tenets: service, honesty, and being reliable.

Richard Edmonds, co-owner of Woodburn Automotive with his wife, Mary, has 30 years of experience operating the business, and he takes great pride in the company's core principles ~ especially being honest about all aspects of what repairs a customer's vehicle might need. Further, he treats his customers like he would treat his friends or family members.

"I like talking with people and working with people," Richard said. "They can rely on us."

The business works on virtually all cars and trucks, foreign and domestic. Woodburn Automotive Repair Center can tackle almost any job, from repairs to rebuilds and from brakes to electrical systems. All the mechanics who work in the efficient, 34-bay facility are school-trained, dealership-trained, and/or ASE-certified/trained (ASE is the Automotive Service Excellence program, which improves the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying professional mechanics), and the Edmonds' provide a rock-solid guarantee: All the company's work is guaranteed for two years or 24,000 miles.

For Richard and Mary Edmond, the auto repair business boils down to a relatively basic and simple philosophy: "The important thing the customer needs to know is, we can and will repair their car," Richard said.

Woodburn Automotive Repair Center

555 North Pacific Hwy.

Woodburn, OR 97071

503-981-8247

woodburnautomotive.com

Brought to you by Country Meadows Village - ASSISTED LIVING INSIDER -


Country Meadows Village Country Meadows Village, located at 155 S. Evergreen Road in Woodburn, is a highly regarded Independent Senior Retirement and Assisted Living community geared to residents 55 years old and up.

One unique characteristic of Country Meadows Village is that it focuses on the value of staying active, both physically and mentally. From a wellness director to brain health training to organic produce, Country Meadows Village has all aspects covered.

There's nothing like a feeling of home to help people feel comfortable and content. However, Country Meadows Village takes its philosophy a giant step beyond that with an almost revolutionary new feature.

Roger Anunsen, an expert in brain health with 12 years of experience in this field, has created a unique and progressive program called "Minds Matter" that identifies key aspects of a healthy brain and how to enhance those aspects. He leads monthly seminars on the topic at Country Meadows Village.

"People feel hopeful and uplifted about brain health, and they get to hear how remarkably strong older brains are and how they differ from younger brains," Anunsen explained.

Anunsen's credentials are quite impressive, and now, thanks to Country Meadows Village, he is offering his expertise to all of Woodburn and the surrounding areas seniors free of charge.

You can join Roger and the Country Meadows Village staff February 3rd at 1:30 p.m. to learn how to keep your brain active and healthy.

Country Village Meadows

155 S. Evergreen Road, Woodburn

1-866-219-9564

countrymeadowsvillage.com


Woodburn's Area Opinions

April 27, 2016

Letter to the editor: Thanks to sponsors' support of WHS golf

by Independent readers
On behalf of the Woodburn Junior Golf Club and the Woodburn High School golf team, we want to thank all the participants, donors and sponsors of our third annual Golf Scramble Fundraiser event…
April 27, 2016

What is the chief purpose for which man is made?

by Will Robertson
The Westminster Shorter Catechism begins with the question, “What is the chief purpose for which man is made?” and gives as the answer, “The chief purpose for which man is made is to glorify…
April 27, 2016

Community invited to plan future of NMSD

by Boyd Keyser, North Marion superintendent
Like many places across the country, schools in the North Marion School District serve as the hub of the community. Their libraries, classrooms, gyms and ball fields — and every other…


April 26, 2016

Our Opinion: 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…
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April 20, 2016

Oregon has its own troublesome pests

by Tyler Francke
As you may know, because I’ve mentioned it in past columns and because you Oregonians have some weird radar for this kind of stuff, I’m not originally from the Beaver State. I was actually born…
April 20, 2016

Is Christianity really the root of all evil?

by Will Robertson
Activist and author Paul Kivel told a White Privilege conference in Philadelphia this past weekend that everything from racism and sexism to weakening economies and global warming stem from the…
April 20, 2016

My view: Don't forget our God-given rights this election

by Russ Baglien
I read a lot. Not so much books. Books usually take several days, sometimes weeks, to read. It’s too easy to lose your sense of attention. I devour monthly newsletters, particularly those of…
April 20, 2016

Letters to the editor: Thanks to police for help removing snake

by Independent readers
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Woodburn police officers (Nick) Weathermon and (Peter) Antoine for rescuing me from what could have been the worst day of my life. I was in my…
April 13, 2016

Letters to the editor: Voters should reject recall of Courtney

by Independent readers
During my 30-plus years representing Oregon’s workers at the State Capitol, the past 18 as president of the Oregon AFL-CIO, I had many occasions to work closely with Peter Courtney, both as a…
April 13, 2016

What's in a name? When love isn't really love

by Will Robertson
A couple of weeks after Jesus rose from the dead, seven of His disciples were fishing on the Sea of Galilee. They had been casting nets all night, but hadn’t caught anything. At daybreak, they…

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Apr 13, 2016

Putting 'physics' back in physical fitness

by Phil Hawkins
Last Saturday, I participated in a one-mile charity race with my family at the Salem Waterfront Park. It was superhero-themed, so everyone dressed up in masks, capes and whatever leftover…
Apr 12, 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…
Apr 06, 2016

Letter to the editor: Rubbish along Front Street disappointing

by Independent readers
I was visiting my mother’s home near Front Street between Woodburn and Hubbard a few weeks ago. I went for a run on Front Street and Crosby Road and was very disappointed to see the amount of…
Apr 06, 2016

Ideas for Woodburn Reads Month

by Lindsay Keefer
April has been declared Woodburn Reads Month, culminating in the Día del Niño/Day of the Child event at Woodburn High School April 30. Throughout the month of April, Woodburnites, whether you…
Apr 06, 2016

Tranform your life from a "B.C." existence to an "A.D." existence

by Will Robertson
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, and look, new things have come.” (2 Corinthians 5:17 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)) Paul was…
Mar 30, 2016

Four reasons you should be a voter this year

by Tyler Francke
In 1964, 96 percent of registered voters came out to the polls on Election Day to participate in what would be one of the greatest shellackings in U.S. presidential history, as Lyndon B. Johnson…
Mar 30, 2016

Letter to the editor: Thanks for support of Aurora Fire District

by Independent readers
On behalf of the District 63 Aurora Firefighters, I would like to thank community members and local businesses for making our 42nd annual bingo night at the Donald Fire Station a huge success.…
Mar 30, 2016

Rape victims' courage to be applauded

by Editorial board
A handful of women who overcame one of the most traumatic experiences imaginable have fundamentally changed the way Oregon thinks about the crime of rape. Nine years ago, when notorious rapist…
Mar 30, 2016

Evidence of the resurrection, from the first Easter morning and…

by Will Robertson
The evidence was undeniable. Jesus really had risen from the dead! It started with the empty tomb discovered on Sunday morning by the women who had gone to more adequately and lovingly prepare…
Mar 23, 2016

Finding cultural awareness in the dirt

by Phil Hawkins
As I have written several times before on this page, my family and I became first-time home owners last summer, and are proud regents of our modest parcel of land in Salem. The property in…