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Save $$$ By Having Your Home Energy Tested! 94 Years of Service! McMurray & Sons has been providing quality materials and workmanship to the housing industry for over 94 years. David W. McMurray carries on the family tradition as President and owner of the corporation. Having grown up in the business, with a father/boss that understood the value of hard work and quality workmanship, the company retains those same values today. Initially focused on residential roofing, McMurray & Sons began installing commercial/industrial roofing in the early 60’s. In 2012, McMurray & Sons, Inc. acquired Gills Indoor Air Quality and once again expanded their services. Today, in addition to roofing, they also offer insulation, weatherization, heating, ventilation and air conditioning services to the Rogue River Valley. McMurray & Sons offers free home energy evaluations. These evaluations identify: * Increased energy consumption due to air leakage * Moisture/condensation problems * Solutions to uncomfortable drafts caused by cold air leaking in from the outdoors * Contamination of home air quality from indoor air pollution The Blower Door Test This test identifies air leakage in doorways. A “blower door” is fitted into one of your doorways & turned on to negatively pressurize your home. The “blower door” measures the leakage around your doors, windows, vents & air ducts (measured in cubic feet of air leak- age per minute or CFM50). 4

Once the trouble spots are identified, the leaks are repaired, leaving you with a more cost efficient home. Through McMurray’s partnership with Energy Trust of Oregon, they can pro- vide cash incentives that help for the cost of your Blower Door Test.

incentives that can help cover the costs of these services. Sealing ductwork If your ductwork needs sealing, we seal the leaks and conduct a second duct leakage test to determine the reduction. Electric-heated mobile homes: Energy Trust of Oregon will cover the entire cost! Framed homes: Some incentives are available. Air sealing Sealing the shell of your home — walls, doors, ceiling, windows and floors from air leaks is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to increase comfort and energy efficiency. Sealing air leaks reduces drafts, controls moisture, keeps out pollutants and improves overall comfort. Many air leaks and drafts are easy to find because they are easy to feel, like those around doors and windows.

Certified technicians will also conduct a duct leakage test to determine the amount of air leaking from your ductwork. After the duct leakage test Once your home has been tested, it’s time for McMurray & Sons to fix the energy leaks and increase the energy efficiency of your home. They will help identify tax rebates & energy

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Insulation Properly insulating your floors, walls and attic keeps you comfortable throughout the year, reduces your heating and cooling costs, reduces outside noise, and saves you energy. Before beginning an insulation project, have McMurray & Sons perform an air leakage test and seal any air leaks in your home to maximize the performance of your insulation. For more information on how you can make your home more energy efficient, contact McMurray & Sons, Inc. at 541-779-9334.

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Your Locally Owned and Operated Source for Major Appliances and Home Theater Systems John, Brenda and Joe originally formed their business, Home of the Future Appliance and Television about 30 years ago offering top quality repair service and maintenance for most major appliances and televisions for their surrounding communities. Through the years because of their service offerings they’ve have had a unique opportunity to see what brands in the appliance and consumer electronics arenas were more trouble free than others. That is why when they decided to expand and open up their new and beautiful retail showroom, it was clear as to which national brands to showcase and which ones to not offer. On the appliance end of things, the primary emphasis is on the very popular LG and Samsung brands as well as the less well known names of Blomberg and Haier. In the television and surround system arenas, they chose to focus and offer the LG and Samsung 6

names alone. All of these brands in their experience offered reliable and user friendly performance at very competitive price points. When they began this journey of planning and setting up their storefront in the Medford Shopping Plaza, they contacted various suppliers

and buying groups and analyzed the benefits and drawbacks of all these options. In the end, they decided that the Mega Group USA supply chain

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offered the best advantages so that the new Home of the Future could be a locally owned and operated business with all of the strengths and price advantages of the national “big box” retail outlets across the country. They felt that this combination of personalized service and knowhow and national buying strength offered the best buying experience for every customer of this type of purchase. Their philosophy is to offer the most competitive prices on the best and most reliable products backed with the local ability to maintain, service and repair those products if needed years down the road. Our recommendation to you as a new resident of the beautiful Rogue Valley is to go down and pay these folks a visit and let them know what your needs are as you set about turning your house or apartment into a home. You’ll be glad that you did.


High-Mileage Cars: Is 200,000 The New Normal? In the 1960s and 1970s, many automobile odometers did not even read beyond 99,999 miles. Hit 100,000, and the odometer turned back to zero. But now, thanks to tougher quality standards and post-recession financial concerns, Americans are driving their cars longer than ever before and high-mileage cars are the rule, not the exception. Is 200,000 miles the new 100,000 miles? Consider Porsche salesman Mark Webber. While selling new sports cars every day for a living, Webber still drives his 1990 Volvo to work, despite having more than 300,000 miles on the car. “I just can’t see the point of spending a lot of money driving a newer, racier car every day in city traffic when my old Volvo just wants to keep on going,” Webber told the New York Times. Webber has plenty of company. While Americans once prided themselves on driving the latest and greatest car, a shift in spending habits following the recession has more Americans than ever before working to extend the life of their cars. A recent survey by the automotive research firm R.L. Polk & Co found that the typical car buyer keeps a new vehicle for 71.4 months, an increase of nearly 18 months since 2006. This shift corresponds with a change in Americans’ attitudes toward automobiles. Cars, once synonymous with an individual’s identity, are no longer as important to today’s millennial generation. David Champion, the senior director of Consumer Reports, says that in the past, “[People] would sell the car at 60,000 miles to get some residual val8

ue out of it. Nowadays, 100,000 miles is only halfway through the life of the car.” In fact, used car prices are rising as recession-savvy buyers look to keep spending down while getting the biggest bang for their buck.

The life expectancy of cars has steadily increased since the 1970s. A generation ago, many parts simply fell off a car at the end of their life cycle. Cars produced in the 1960s and 1970s were also more susceptible to rust and corrosion, so engines and transmission simply stopped working by 100,000 miles. Now, thanks to greater quality control and technology advancements, today’s automobiles meet strict requirements for anticorrosion standards. Gas mileage for cars is also an important factor — as mileage increases, it’s difficult to justify a new purchase. And carmakers intend their cars to say on the road for a long time. For example, Hyundai and Kia now include 100,000 miles/10 year powertrain warranties with their cars.

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Is your car approaching 100,000 miles and you hope to double that? These three common sense tips will help keep your car on the road well past the 100,000-mile mark. Drive gently. Aggressive driving, hard stops and starts, and rapid accelerating or decelerating not only hurt your fuel economy, but these rough driving also adds unnecessary wear and tear to your car. Think about your morning commute: do you race to every stoplight, weaving in and out of traffic? Curbing your need for speed can help keep your car running longer. Keep it clean. A good wash will not only help high mileage cars sparkle, but it will also remove excess road tar and salt. This is especially important during winter months when salt residue from wintery roads can cause undercarriage corrosion. Regular waxing protects the paint job and resists rust. Don’t ignore check engine lights. Many drivers, myself included, enter a guilty state of denial when our check engine light turns on. Weeks turn into months, and the check engine light is still shining. If you have an older car, it’s essential to get the light checked out right away. It may be indicative of a serious problem with the transmission, timing belt or engine. Prompt attention can save your car from serious damage – and save you the headache and expense of having your car towed to the mechanic. Call Pro Service Center in order to keep your vehicle well maintained.

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Draperies ‘N’ Things - Hunter Douglas Gallery As you walk though the doors at Draperies and Things you immediately enter a professionally decorated showroom. To be more precise, what you are experiencing is a Hunter Douglas Gallery, just one of six showrooms located in Oregon. The selection of window coverings, styles and colors can be overwhelming to many of us, at least until you talk with owners, Craig & Merry Reeves. Established in 1981, Draperies and Things is a full service Hunter Douglas Design and Service Center. The choice to partner with Hunter Douglas was an easy one for Craig and Merry. Not only is Hunter Douglas the oldest manufacture of window coverings (founded in 1919, Window Coverings since 1947), they also have a selection and a limited lifetime warranty which can not be matched. They even have a program called the “Right Choice Promise”. This is where you have 21 days to experience their products in your home or business, and, if for any reason you are unhappy, they will replace them and start over! For those of us who are not sure what will look best, free design consulting is available to all their customers. You will not feel pressured or uncomfortable working with Craig and Merry. “We work on our clients time frame,” says Craig. “We come to their home or office, consider what they want to ac-

complish, find out what their likes and dislikes are when it comes to design. We then make recommendations and give them plenty of time to consider which way to go. As an authorized Hunter Douglas Gallery, Craig and Merry can repair any damaged Hunter Douglas blinds

or other name brands regardless of how old they are or where they were originally purchased. They also provide maintenance for your blinds which can include removal, cleaning, adjusting and reinstallation. Blinds and window coverings play many important roles in a living or office setting. First, they can provide beauty, continuity and style. Secondly, but just as important, is the control of the environment and how it interacts with the outside weather. Almost 50% of a home’s energy is lost through its

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windows. Hunter Douglas’ innovative, energy-efficient window covering products can significantly reduce this energy loss, save on heating and cooling costs and contribute to protecting the environment. And when it comes to privacy, you choose from styles which can completely block out light to other styles which can diminish harmful sun rays while still being able to see through them. On the safety side of things, do you still have smaller children in your home or do they visit? With Hunter Douglas, you don’t need to worry. From cordless manual and motorized operating systems, retractable lift cords, cord tensioners and wand controls, they offer a wide array of innovative lifting system options for enhanced child and pet safety as well as especially easy operation. Craig and Merry Reeves have spent the last 31 years serving Jackson County area residents. Their work can be seen in thousands of homes and offices not just in our immediate area, but throughout the entire Northwest. Before you make up your mind where to purchase your next window coverings, you owe it to yourself to see just what your options are. Draperies and Things offer a full variety of products which can match many different budgets. Draperies N Things is conveniently located right off the I-5 Freeway Exit 24 in Phoenix. Open M-F 10 to 5:30, Sat 10-2. Call 541-535-2790.


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For a Wide Selection and Very Competitive Pricing. Celebrating the Grand Opening of our New Showroom! Dave Wholesale Carpet & Vinyl Liquidators is a full serve flooring store located in Medford, Oregon. We sell and install quality flooring products throughout the Rogue Valley. Proud to say that we are a locally owned and operated company. Need installation? We do that! Dave’s Carpet and Vinyl Liquidators offers installation on every type of flooring product. We help you every step of the way with our project management services. From on-site measurements to removal of old flooring and professional installation that can include moving furniture and replacing trim as needed. We have a team of trained professionals to ensure that your floor will look amazing and give lasting satisfaction.” Dave’s Wholesale Flooring isn’t just another flooring store in Medford. We are Southern Oregon’s FULL SERVICE flooring store. We understand how daunting the search for just the

right flooring for your home or business can become. Just think of plush, luxurious carpets in thousands of colors and

patterns. Consider the handcrafted beauty of exotic and domestic hardwoods in hand-scraped, distressed and smooth surfaces. There are also diverse styles and designs of intricate patterned tile for backsplashes and showers. Ceramic,

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porcelain and natural stone floors, walls, and accent strips, too many to number. Then think about the durability of laminate flooring, sheet vinyl, luxury vinyl tile and planks. We also carry real linoleum Marmoleum by Forbo. Located in Medford Oregon you will find that at Dave’s we carry all the major brands, offer free estimates, and provide complete full service installation for all of the products we sell. Don’t need installation? Great, we’re happy to sell the flooring to the do-it-yourself person or maybe you already have a favorite installer. Call, click or stop by today and see how we can make the difference in your next flooring project. For more information about Dave’s Carpet & Vinyl Liqudators call them at 541-779-2922 or visit their website at: www.daveswholesalecarpetandvinylliquidators.com

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Become Part of Something Bigger Ever considered a credit union? Ever wondered about what a credit union even is? Credit unions are similar to other financial institutions, in that they insure your funds, and offer most of the same products and services, however credit unions embrace some exciting differences. As opposed to banks, credit unions are nonprofit organizations operated by a volunteer board of directors, elected by its members. So, ultimately, they are not driven by making profits for their shareholders, but by supporting its members and the local community. Why should you consider joining a credit union? Well, not only do they usually offer fewer or reduced fees, and better rates, but more importantly, when you join a credit union you become part of something bigger. You become a member, not a customer, and you play a vital part in the credit union eco-system. This system facilitates turning one member’s deposits into the dream of another. Credit unions build the strength of the local community by supporting local businesses and by giving back through philanthropic donations, sponsorships,

community events and financial education. At Rogue, our members and our local community are our focus and our passion, and we strive to support and enrich life in Southern Oregon. Financial education is one major focus as we support our local community by teaching valuable financial skills through a variety of avenues. Today, elementary schools, high schools and colleges rarely teach these essential personal finance skills because it is no longer a gradu-

ation requirement and they have other areas of focus. Rogue has seen this need and stepped in wholeheartedly. We began by starting Rogue Credit Union student branches at various high schools across Southern Oregon. These student branches provide valuable experience

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to its student tellers, while offering a convenient location for students and staff to manage their finances. Rogue presents regularly in our local classrooms and at various community events offering helpful financial tips and imparting personal finance skills that will help establish valuable financial habits. To provide a convenient and comfortable environment for learning financial skills, last year we launched our financial education website at Learn.roguecu.org. This site not only offers hundreds of engaging financiallycharged video lessons, but also offers the opportunity to order classroom materials to teach your own class or to sign up for a financial education presentation at your location. At Rogue, we’re different. We are so much more than an auto loan or a checking account. We are about enriching the lives and supporting the community of our beautiful home of Southern Oregon. I’d invite you to experience the credit union difference, the mission and drive for community impact and service that has driven Rogue now for over 57 years in Southern Oregon.

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Come join our family of great patients! Central Point Family Dentistry has established a reputation of quality dentistry in the Rogue Valley. They emphasize conservative dentistry with an aim in taking a proactive approach in preventing cavities. Many patients have unanswered questions like, “why do I get cavities even when my teeth-cleaning habits seem meticulous?”, or, “can I get my teeth looking brighter without damaging the enamel?” Such questions can easily be answered by Dr. Nelson and his friendly staff. At Central Point Family Dentistry,

Scan the QR Code to visit our website to learn more.

Central Point

Family Dentistry their general dental practice covers an array of services from veneers, crowns, fillings, cleanings, teeth whitening, conservative braces, root canals, extractions, etc. Whether you need dentures or would love to bring your child in for an exam, they have your basic dental needs covered for all ages. After a two-year service mission in Chile, Dr. Nelson graduated from BYU. He then attended Loma Linda Univer-

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sity to acquire an M.B.A., followed by a dental degree. On the personal side, Dr. Nelson has a wife and three thriving kids. He enjoys cycling throughout the U.S. and his humanitarian trips have taken him all over the world. Having practiced as a Dentist in Illinois, Grants Pass Oregon and now in the beautiful Rogue Valley, Dr. Nelson is proud to call Central Point his new home, “We love it here”, he states with a big smile on his face. “My goal as a dentist is to help make your dental visit comfortable and enjoyable especially if you have had negative dental experiences before coming to our dental practice. Try us out— you’ll notice a difference. Your smile is our priority!” Conveniently located just off interstate 5 in Central Point, give Dr. Nelson a call at 541-664-8300 to make an appointment today.


“In all my 72 years of life I have never enjoyed my dental visits more than when I visit Dr. Nelson’s dental practice.” -Afton

“Dr. Nelson never pushed treatment on me. He listened to my needs and helped me feel comfortable.”


Welcome to the Rogue Valley! You will find that southern Oregon is a beautiful place to live. We know change can be challenging. One thing that you will find reliable and consistent is that Central Point Family Dentistry is here to stay. We plan on being here for decades to come. We offer family and cosmetic dentistry and are conveniently located near the I-5 off ramp 33 exit.

Serving the entire Rogue Valley Call Today to set your appointment

541.664.8300 1333 Plaza Blvd,, Suite A | Central Point, OR 97502

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Laser Derm Inc is a medical aesthetic practice dedicated to the idea that beautiful skin begins with healthy skin. Begin With A Complimentary Consultation Consultations with our MD are complimentary. Bring your questions and concerns, and design your personalized treatment plan. Learn about the best skin care practices and all the options available to you at our Medford Oregon office. We look forward to helping you

SmartSkin CO2 Over the years signs of aging appear as a result of exposure to the sun (photo-aging) and the effects of gravity and natural aging. The texture, tone and pigmentation of your skin can be affected, often resulting in unwanted wrinkles and fine lines, sun spots and larger pores. SmartSkin Co2 provides a means of rejuvenating and restoring your skin to a more youthful, smoother more natural look optimizing your treatment outcomes while minimizing your

Customized Treatment Plans When you visit our state-of-the-art facility in Medford Oregon, we’ll walk you through your options for treating the following: Sun Damage / Wrinkles Discoloration / Rosacea Texture / Laxity Acne Scarring / Spider veins At Laser Derm Inc., we understand that no two patients are alike. Our

SmartSkin treatment before and after

enhance the health and beauty of your skin. WHY CHOOSE US? -30 Years Medical Experience -10 Years of Specialized Laser Treatment Experience -Customized Treatment Plans -Complimentary Skin Analysis -Cutting-Edge Technology -No Downtime on Most Procedures -Free Consultation with Doctor -Established in 2004

recovery time. Smartlipo For contouring body areas that do not respond to diet and exercise, Smartlipo is a minimally invasive technique for removing fat and tightening skin. This in-office procedure utilizes local anesthetic and results in minimal downtime.

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goal is to devise a treatment plan within your budget that results in healthy, beautiful skin. For more information about the laser skin treatments we offer or to schedule a consultation, call Laser Derm Inc. today at 541-773-7219 or visit our website at: www.medfordlaserlipo.com

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Orley’s Keeps You Comfortable Year-Round with the Best in Stoves, Spas, Swim Spas, Gazebos, Above-Ground Pools and Pellet BBQ’s. Perhaps best known for stoves, Orley’s has some 200 in stock, including wood, pellet and gas stoves. Their most efficient (92%) seller is the Blaze King wood stove that can burn 40+ hours on one load of wood, and can be the sole heating source for homes up to 3,500 square feet. One of the largest wood stove dealers in Oregon, Orley’s also carries Avalon, Hearthstone. Lopi and other quality brands, with prices ranging from $900 to $4,000+. Wood stoves can save you from 40 to 70 percent on heating costs, and right now the government is offering a 10 percent up to $300 tax credit. Owned by Larry Milligan, Sr., Orley’s is a family owned business established in the 1950’s by Larry’s father and uncle, originally located off North Pacific Highway in Medford. In 1984 Larry Sr. bought the business and moved it to its current location. Larry’s wife, Patricia serves as office manager and Larry Jr. serves as sales manager. For year-round comfort, therapy and exercise, our Catalina spas are a welcome addition to any home. The largest volume Catalina dealer in Oregon, Orley’s features only the highest quality spas made today. Catalina

spas, for example, are known to require much less servicing than other makes. The Catalina is considered the most therapeutic spa on the market, with strategically positioned jets to accurately massage your body’s pressure points. Be sure to come into the Medford store to see our line of

Larry & Patricia Milligan

swim-exercise spas. Is this the upcoming summer you’ll invest in a swimming pool? If so, consider the Sea Breeze aboveground pool—one of the popular Splash-A-Round pools on display at Orley’s Stove & Spa. The Sea Breeze features complete portability—easy to assemble and disassemble quickly with no tools required. It offers the utmost in

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durability, made with galvanized steel framework and heavy gauge polyester material that lead the competition in puncture and tear resistance. It comes with a 30-year warranty and a pump system just like an in-ground pool. Choose the size you want at Orley’s. Above-ground pool prices range from about $2,000 to around $6,000. “During our many years in the business,” says Larry Sr., “we’ve learned to recognize and select products that are known for their superior quality. You may find cheaper pools, spas and stoves elsewhere, but here at Orley’s you’ll find only those that will ensure your long-term satisfaction. Featuring these quality products, and taking time to determine our customers’ specific needs, account for our success today.” Orley’s Stoves & Spas has continued to grow for over a half a century by always offering top quality products matched with personalized service and follow-through with each customer, new and established.This company is truly a good example of what the Rogue Valley offers to it’s locals, both new and established.


Locally owned and operated, La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries opened in September 2007 along I-5 just off the Phoenix exit. After having introduced their franchise to Bend, Oregon, Allen Pfeifer and family decided to bring their brand to the beautiful Rogue Valley. The Pfeifers originally chose the La-Z-Boy line because of this company’s long history and fine tradition of building high quality, long-lasting recliners & furniture.

Born in the USA In 1927, two young cousins from Monroe, Michigan – Edward M. Knabusch and Edwin J. Shoe-

maker – created a wood-slat chair with a reclining back that allowed hardworking families to relax after a long day – and the world’s first recliner was born! The La-Z-Boy recliner was a big hit in Monroe and soon, the nation. Steadily over the last 85 years, La-Z-Boy has expanded beyond recliners and now has comfortable furniture in all shapes and sizes. With factories and employees across the nation and world, this homegrown family business has come a long way from its humble roots in a Michigan cornfield.

In-Home Design Assistance Dream it., Create it, Love it. Free design assistance in your home or in-store. If you ask us, picking out new furniture should be fun. And, when you work with us, it is. We make the process as easy as possible by helping you envision what your furniture and your entire room will look like.

Committed to America! Today, La-Z-Boy is hard at work building an all-American invention right here on American soil. With the headquarters still based in Monroe, Mich., five U.S. manufacturing plants, four distribution centers and nearly 350 furniture galleries, La-Z-Boy and it’s franchise owners employ more than 5,000 people nationwide in the pursuit of comfortable, long lasting furniture. Every day, they proudly produce recliners, sofas, chairs and more by hardworking, dedicated employees. These fine people are driven by the same determination and commitment to quality and comfort that set them on the road to success 85 years ago.

Visit us today to create a single sofa or an entire room. We’ll help you bring it all together. Quickly & easily bring your dream rooms to life in absolutely amazing 3-D visual reality. Customize furniture styles and fabrics, change the room shape, add windows and doors… In fact, anything you can do in a real room, you can do on the La-ZBoy 3D Room Planner!

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We Are Big on Comfort! So often, small details make a big difference. Like customizable lumbar firmness. One-touch reclining. Extra long footrests. An ergonomic handle. Cushions “zoned” for optimal firmness and lasting comfort & so much more.

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Orthodontic Treatment Worth Smiling About Creating beautiful smiles is our goal, and the success of that has a lot to do with the wonderful patients we have in our Medford Orthodontic office. Dr Gary May has helped Medford OR residents attain the beautiful smiles they deserve with the latest innovations with orthodontic care. Our office uses Invisalign and the Damon System braces to create new smiles that will last a lifetime. We know that successful orthodontic treatment can only occur when patient, parents or spouse, the orthodontist and staff all work together. We are dedicated to this “team effort” approach, which requires the patients and their family to be as informed as possible in the many facets of treatment. With this goal in mind, we urge you to explore our website to learn more about us (www.mayortho.com), our commitment to you and your orthodontic needs. We recognize that every patient has different goals and desires, and we pride ourselves on individualizing every treatment plan to exceed your expectations. Whether you’re an adult, teen or child, our knowledgeable doctor and staff are

committed to helping you achieve your goals for your teeth and face as well as providing balance and harmony for a lifetime of beautiful, healthy smiles.

We are proud to serve the residents of Medford, Oregon and the surrounding Rogue Valley. We utilize the latest advances in the orthodontic industry, such as the new Damon Q and CLEAR braces and Invisalign. Our doctor invests hundreds of hours every year to stay at the forefront of the profession to ensure that you receive the most effective care possible to meet your individual needs. For Invisalign, Damon Braces and more, call your Medford, Oregon, orthodontist, Dr. Gary May for a Free Initial Consultation. Office at 1625 East. McAndrews Rd., Medford Suite B, 541.779.3003

Your individual treatment depends upon a close professional working relationship, and Dr. Gary May will make every effort to discuss and explain the specifics of your treatment in detail. Please feel free to inquire about any aspect of your treatment at any time since your understanding and cooperation are absolutely essential for the results we all seek.

Do you have a question about today’s orthodontics? Click on this QR (Quick Response) code with your smartphone and find out how easy it is to smile with confidence! Whether it is for yourself, or a loved one, you will want to know the latest information available!

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Siskiyou Vital Medicine Clinic: A Fresh Approach to Patient Care In 2014, three physicians were plan that fits our patients’ needs.” The Summit Plan is $160 per month called to Southern Oregon to revolutionSiskiyou Vital Medicine physicians and includes base camp services and, in ize the health care industry. Dr. Blake apply a Vitalistic approach, utilizing the addition offers unrestricted doctor visits Myers, Dr. Sarah Sue Myers, and Dr. healing power of our bodies to eliminate per year, house calls, 30% discount on McClane Duncan recognized that people disease and return to wellness. This type medicinary items, 60% off family memdeserve a better health care experience of medicine feeds the vital force inside ber appointments, and out-of-town visiin terms of quality, genuineness, person- you that gives you the resolve, energy, tor discounts. alization, and sustainability. and fervor to live life on your terms. The Kids Camp is $60 per month. Their answer is Siskiyou Vital MedSiskiyou Vital Medicine, in true The plan features 24/7 access to a physiicine, providing premium medical care Southern Oregon spirit, offers afford- cian, six doctors visits per year, two well for the Rogue Valley. At child exams, same week ap“We believe that this relaxed setting their Medford medical pointments, free in office clinic, they treat a wide provides us the time and flexibility to fully prescribed homeopathics, variety of health issues, and 20% discount on meranging from common understand our patients’ health issues and dicinary items ailments such as back goals. We tailor an in-depth, personalized Concierge members pain, fatigue, diabetes, aralso gain access to Siskiyou health plan that fits our patients’ needs.” Vital Medicine’s Stewardthritis, and heart disease to complex autoimmune ship Alliance, where memand neurological conditions. able premium medical care through their bers receive discounts on goods and serSiskiyou Vital Medicine’s doctors Concierge Health Plans. Patients pay a vices from participating businesses who recognize the value of personalized low monthly fee to receive quality medi- share common values and goals. medicine, prevention, and health promo- cal services. Primarily through word of mouth, tion. They work with you on a very perThe cost of the Concierge Health the clinic has gained a loyal following. sonal and individual based level to help Plan may be paid for with your HSA and As one of their patients states, “I haven’t you achieve greater health. FSA accounts or reimbursed by your in- felt this good in 15 years!” With its inAt Siskiyou Vital Medicine, pa- surance provider. In any case Siskiyou creasing clientele, Siskiyou Vital Meditients receive premium, personalized Vital Medicine will provide you with cine has just moved to larger, completely care. They can expect to experience the necessary means to submit your remodeled quarters at 1840 East Barnett relaxed one hour to one and a half hour claim. Road, across from Human Bean Cofmedical visits. The Base Camp plan is $85 and fea- fee. As Dr. Duncan shares, “We believe tures 24/7 access to a physician, eight To learn more about Siskiyou that this relaxed setting provides us the doctors visits per year, same week ap- Vital Medicine and their Concierge time and flexibility to fully understand pointments, your physician’s personal Health Plans you are invited to call our patients’ health issues and goals. We email, basic lab panel, and a 20% dis- us at 541-210-5687 any time to schedtailor an in-depth, personalized health count on medicinary items. ule a complementary consultation.

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Take Advantage of Incentives for Heat Pump Water Heaters and Save Up To 50% on Water Heating Costs S.O.S. Plumbing is a familyowned and operated company. We are proud to be a small, independent, local business and believe that being familyowned allows us the opportunity to pay special attention to each of our clients and provide our customers with personalized attention and the best customer service available. Since 1980, Jackson County business owners and homeowners have relied on S.O.S. Plumbing to solve their plumbing and drain cleaning challenges. Our team of clean, uniformed, professional plumbers is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and dedicated to locating and solving your problem quickly and effectively. Roy Burris started S.O.S. Plumbing with just a Volkswagen and a drain machine. Due to almost 30 years of excellent service and continued customer satisfaction, we have increased our services, technology, and staff, including a full service excavation crew to meet our customers’ needs. We have many customers who have used our company exclusively since they first called us in the early 1980’s. No job is too big or small and our company believes in following all jobs to completion,

no matter how difficult they are. We will ensure that all your plumbing, sewer, and drain problems are taken care of. In addition to traditional plumbing and drain service needs, we strive to stay up to date with the latest technologies so we can effectively save you money on your monthly energy costs. Ready for a water heater upgrade? Did you know that 20-30 percent of your home’s energy is used to heat water? That’s as much or more energy than you use for your appliances, electronics and lights. Installing a Heat pump water heater is one of the easiest energy-saving improvements a homeowner can make. Heat pump water heaters are the most efficient water heaters available today. Heat pump water heaters are ideal for homeowners looking to… •Replace an old, inefficient electric water heater •Lower household energy consumption The purchase price for heat pump water heaters is higher than the average standard electric water heater, but in return the unit cuts waterheating costs up to 50%. High efficiency electric storage water heaters promise huge energy savings. You can begin planning now for your

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next water heater purchase and enjoy all these benefits: Big savings. Heat pump water heaters can save the average household approximately $250 per year on its electric bills compared to a standard electric water heater. Larger families — that typically use more hot water — will save even more! A smart investment. Heat pump water heaters have higher initial costs than conventional storage water heaters. However, they have lower operating costs, being 2-3 times more efficient than conventional water heaters, which can offset their higher purchase and installation prices. To help offset the initial cost, incentives on qualifying heat pump water heaters up to $1337.00 are available (depending on model). A purchase that protects the environment. If everyone buying an electric water heater this year chose a heat pump water heater model instead of a standard model, we would avoid 19.6 billion pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. That’s the equivalent of taking 1.6 million cars off the road. How it works. To move the heat, heat pumps work like a refrigerator in reverse. While a refrigerator pulls heat from inside a box and dumps it into the surrounding room, a stand-alone air-source heat pump water heater pulls heat from the surrounding air and dumps it—at a higher temperature—into a tank to heat water. For more information you can contact SOS Plumbing at 541-535-5063


Five Generations Serving the Rogue Valley At first glance, Valley Sewing & Vacuum appears to simply be a very well stocked and attractive storefront in which a person can find pretty much anything that has to do with their namesake. In addition to a full array of the latest sewing machines, they also carry high-tech specialized machines designed for embroidery and quilting hobbyists. The walls are filled with displays of embroidery designs, a full selection of threads and just about anything one could need for their sewing projects. This store also devotes a large percentage of their floor space in order to display the best lines of vacuum cleaners of all types. Valley Sewing & Vacuum is actually a subsidiary of Joya Distributing Inc. and this company which is owned and operated by Dorothy Smith and her son, Terry is a consortium of a five ecommerce websites such as Sylviadesign.com, LaurastarUS.com and their newest site ShopJoya.com and the retail store here in Medford. Now the interesting part is that this family run enterprise wasn’t always this big and sophisticated. In fact, the history of the company is fascinating in that it all began so very long ago. It all started with Dorothy’s grandfather, William H. Klatt and his wife opening a store on Grape Street called “Sewing Machine Center” in the early 1930’s. Their son, Art Klatt, continued the business and actually had a Singer brand mobile showroom that he would drive up old highway 99 as far as Eugene, Salem and occasionally Seattle in order to continue to grow the business during the Great Depression. Fast

forward to 1961, when Dorothy and her husband expanded into the wholesale market with the Viking Distributing Company from which they serviced retailers for about the next 40 years. Fast forward again to 2004, when the family purchased the local Viking dealership and renamed it Valley Sewing & Vacuum. During the last 10 years, the company then added the capacity to sell their continually expanding line of products over the Internet and now have five websites that operate along with their brick and mortar store on Market Street. Dorothy states for the record, “We are proud to call Medford our home.”


Repair, Service & Warranty With a full service repair department, they can fix most any brand of sewing machine or vacuum cleaner. Do you need parts to make some repairs yourself? Chances are, they have what you need or they can get it for you if they don’t. Their knowledgeable and extensively trained service technicians are there to help with any replacement parts or service questions. They service all makes and models of machines and turnaround time

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is generally between 3-5 days. There is also a free loaner program on vacuums if your service extends the normal duration. As Southern Oregon’s premier Warranty Service Center, they service the following brands: Brother, Husqvarna Viking, White, Juki, Singer, Miele, Sebo, Riccar, Simplicity, Dyson, Panasonic, Hoover, Eureka, Dirt Devil, Fuller and Laura Star Ironing Systems. Classes and Instruction Valley offers sewing classes for the beginner to the more advanced. If you are interested, just call the store to find out the next available classes, times and dates. Discover the joy one can receive by working with their hands and creating beautiful clothing and other useful items such as handbags, towels, quilts & embroidery. In addition, if you buy a new Sewing Machine from Valley, then you qualify to receive FREE owner’s classes. Just call to set up an appointment. Did you buy your machine someplace else, but need an owner’s class? Then, we can help you, just call the store for the details. Hours of Operation Store hours are 9:30am-5:30pm, Monday-Friday, 9:30am-3:00pm Saturdays and they are closed on Sundays and all major holidays. Please feel free to visit their store located at 685 Market Street in Medford, Oregon, visit their website or simply call them at (541) 772-2388. The Valley girls will be happy to answer any questions you might have. They make sewing and vacuuming fast, fun, and easy!

Where Sewing and Vacuuming is Made Fast, Fun and Easy! We Sell or Service All Makes & Models of Sewing Machines and Vacuums ! Free Estimates on Repairs

Huge Thread Selection and Sewing Notions! Since 1962


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It’s What You Don’t See That Makes A Difference! When you need tires and wheel products for your vehicle, Quality Tire has always been the place to go to in the Medford, OR area for the past 20 years. Established in 1991, owners Scott Pollacheck and Joel Harris have prided themselves on giving their customers the best possible service. Come into our convenient location at 1910 Table Rock Rd., Medford, OR, anytime between 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM, Monday through Friday for all of your automotive needs. Customers can contact Quality Tire at 541-770-6827, or contact us online. As its name implies Quality Tire specializes in providing its customers with the best possible passenger and performance tires available, with only top national brands such as MICHELIN®, BFGoodrich® and Uniroyal® offered to our customers. Thanks to our online tire finder, customers can input their vehicle’s

make, model and year to find appropriate tires from the comfort of their

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you anytime with questions to provide you with the best possible tires and wheels to fit your driving needs and budget. Quality Tire can also assist you with your tire service needs, including regular and low profile tire installation, computer spin balancing, flat repairs, and rotations. If your vehicle needs mechanical repairs or preventive maintenance, look no further than Quality Tire. Get the full potential from your vehicle when it is serviced for preventive maintenance or other mechanical work by our superb technicians. We specialize in brake work and TPMS. Come in today to Quality Tire to see what our staff can do for you and your vehicle. Call us today at 541-770-6827 or visit us at 1910 Table Rock Road, just off hwy 99 in Medford.


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Wine Tasting and Touring in the Rogue Valley Region Is a Great Bunch of Fun and a Delicious Education! Southern Oregon, or more specifically the Rogue Valley and Applegate Valley offers a unique opportunity to taste and experience locally grown grape varietals and blended wines that compete with any other famous winemaking region of the world. This area is unique in that it has the ideal characteristics for growing a large variety of quality grapes within a small region. The Rogue Valley’s American Viticultural Area (AVA) is comprised of three distinct river valleys, each with slightly different grape cultivating characteristics. The warmest and driest of the three valleys in the Rogue region -- Bear Creek Valley runs parallel with the I-5 corridor. Its climate is similar to France’s Bordeaux region and is well suited for growing highly prized grape varieties including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec and Syrah. Not to be outdone, the Applegate

Valley, which is south of Grants Pass and east of Bear Creek Valley, beautifully stretches out along the path of the Applegate River, the valley’s more moderate climate is generally drier and warmer than the Illinois Valley to its west, yet not as warm and dry as Bear Creek Valley to the east. Its vineyards are planted to Bordelaise varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Chardonnay and Zinfandel. To the west of the Applegate Valley Appellation, and still within the Rogue Valley Appellation, the Illinois Valley is furthest of the three valleys from the primary population areas. High elevation and a marine influence, spilling over the coastal mountains to the west, are major elements of this valley’s distinct terrain. These influences make the Illinois Valley’s microclimate suitable for growing highquality Burgundian varieties such as Pinot Noir, Gewürztraminer, Riesling,

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Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, early Muscat and Gamay Noir. So whether you are well schooled at wine appreciation or not, planning a few days of wine touring is a “must do” activity now that you are living in this beautifully located region. Of course, we recommend that the best way to take in the various wineries worry-free is to plan to pack a nice picnic, invite some new friends or visiting family, and go explore! With all of the wineries to choose from, and more tasting rooms opening every year, it is simply impossible to take them all in during a single day. Wine making is an art as well as a skill, so be patient with yourself and allow the time to savor the uniquely wonderful characteristics of each winery and their signature offerings. The summer and autumn seasons are just perfect for enjoying the scenery but most wineries stay open year round just in case you miss a few.

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The Jacksonville Inn A National Historic Landmark • Built in 1861

Voted Favorite Restaurant Outside of Medford! DINING

The Jacksonville Inn has served three of the last four U.S. Presidents and has been voted “Best Restaurant” by readers of the MEDFORD MAIL TRIBUNE five consecutive years. The Inn serves contemporary and classic cuisine. Locally sourced organic ingredients are used whenever possible.


The Inn’s extensive wine list of over 2,000 wines has been recognized by WINE SPECTATOR as one of the “600 Best Wine Lists in the World.”


Elegant catering has been provided for many dignitaries. Excuisite weddings and special events in Southern Oregon are a specialty of The Inn.


Excellent wines with competitive prices are available. It was selected as one of the “Top 50 Retail Wine shops in America” by GQ MAGAZINE. Reservations are encouraged and appreciated.

541-899-1900 • www.jacksonvilleinn.com 175 E. California St. • Jacksonville, OR

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