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ADVENTURE & OUTDOOR RECREATION

Welcome to The Lovely Rogue Valley! You’ve Just Entered Kayaking Nirvana! Picture yourself floating…silently, peacefully, beautifully at one with nature. The only sounds that reach you are the songs of the mountain birds, or the migrating geese flying overhead. Picture yourself sitting comfortably in a kayak or a canoe in the middle of just one of the many incredibly serene and panoramic lakes that are nestled all around us in the Cascade Mountains. No city noise to bother you, no cell phones vibrating for your attention, just sweet, peaceful silence. Then picture yourself rhythmically dipping your paddle into the water as you and your craft are smoothly gliding over the mirrorlike surface of the lake as you explore all of the shoreline, seeing pelicans, ducks, geese and other birds nestled together in groups taking in the day just as you are doing. You look up and see hawks, and even eagles soaring above and you know that this is an incredibly rare and precious day. What I am describing is something that my wife and I discovered was freely available pretty much any day we wanted after moving to the Rogue Valley almost 8 years ago. After relocating here from a more desert like location, we found ourselves going on weekend drives in all directions, exploring all of the natural wonders that were 4

within an hour or two drive. Our cameras were always at the ready snapping photos of all the naturally beautiful scenery that surrounded us. One of the most noticeable things that we discovered was that there were so many small mountain lakes nestled in the Cascades and we wondered what it would be like to be able to actually get on the water and explore further away from the roads that had brought us there. And that is just what we did. First, we sought out the advice of one of the local experts, Scott Keith who is one of the owners of the Northwest Outdoor Store. He was very knowledgeable about paddle related sports which includes kayaking, rafting, canoeing and also the newly popular stand up paddle boards. Scott was able to explain to us all the different types of kayaks and how one is good for lakes and another better for rivers. Some you sit within and others, you sit on top. The length of the boat is also an important factor in terms of glide or maneuverability. We asked a lot of questions about our new adventure into kayaking before making our purchase and Scott very patiently answered them all. He invited us to meet both he and his staff at Emigrant Lake where they had kayak demo days, so that we could actually get in the differ-

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ent models and lengths of boats and give them a try. This was very helpful because it quickly became evident which type of kayak suited our needs. This began a period of adventure and exploration that I didn’t even know existed as we were now well equipped to make full use of our days in the surrounding mountains. In this writer’s opinion, there are few better ways to immerse yourself into our natural surroundings than sitting in or on a kayak. We like to pack a nice lunch, a blanket, a camera, binoculars and whatever suits our fancy and then off we go. We have found that it doesn’t really matter which direction we choose to head off into, there is always a great kayaking destination waiting for us. My recommendation is that if you are interested in a low cost excellent form of exercise plus a truly Zen like experience, head over and talk with one of the staff at the Northwest Outdoor Store. Take a look at the great variety of paddle craft that they carry. They have the best selection between Sacramento and Portland and are extremely knowledgeable and helpful to each and every person who enters their store. You’ll be glad that you did! -LMA


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AIR CONDITIONING - HEATING -WEATHERIZATION

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). 6

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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ALARM SYSTEMS

Bringing Peace of Mind to You and Your Family A family-owned business, SOS Alarm is the only local, full-service alarm company based in Southern Oregon. Having served the region for over 40 years, they invest in the community and in their employees who live here. Unlike other alarm firms, SOS Alarm has their monitoring station, service, installation, accounting and sales departments right here in Medford. SOS Alarm offers a large variety of services, including custom designed burglar alarms, fire alarms, video surveillance and medical alert systems. With the only UL Certified central monitoring station in Southern Oregon, SOS Alarm’s central station is fully-staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by trained Oregon- certified alarm dispatchers. You can call anytime, day or night, and speak to a real person. All SOS Alarm sales consultants, technicians and installers are employed 8

by SOS Alarm. To ensure quality, trouble free systems, sub-contractors are never used for installations. For over 40 years, SOS Alarm has earned the trust and respect of their customers and the emergency agencies they

work with on a daily basis. Whatever your needs are, their fully trained staff is ready, experienced and qualified to do the work.

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The Rogue Valley is a wonderful place to live. Sadly enough though, crime runs through every community and you need to be prepared. Every recession since the late 1950s has been associated with an increase in crime, particulary, property crime and robbery. Statistically, there is a strong relationship between crime, falling wages and higher unemployment rates. Now more than ever, it’s time to use your alarm system every time you leave your home or business. If you don’t have an alarm system, now is the time to protect yourself. With the new security technology that is available, it has never been more affordable to protect the ones you care about. Keep in mind, burglars purposely avoid homes which are set up with security systems. Find out how easy it is to protect your home or business by calling SOS Alarm at 541-773-3900.


AUTO REPAIR & MAINTENANCE

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 val-

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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BEDS, FUTONS & MATTRESSES

A Third of Your Life is Spent in Bed... Why Not Spend That Time In Comfort! Medford Mattress was first established in 1989, and its success is primarily based on friendly family sales & service. The original owners, retired in 2003. Rod and Peg purchased the business and continued the same friendly service that Medford Mattress was known for. Our goal at Medford Mattress and Mattress Experts is to provide the best

with just a little research. Our company has grown through the years and we have had to add to our family of staff in order to continue meeting the needs of our customers. Hiring like-minded employees was a real challenge, but we have been successful there as well. Medford Mattress began with one employee in 2003 and we now have sixteen. Our people live right here and have families that have grown up in the Rogue Valley. Thanks to our strong continued relationships, we have grown from one store

dent that you will find the best prices and service at our stores, often saving hundreds of dollars in most cases.

National Brand Names at Hometown Prices!

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prices and service in the valley. Our “old school” style of doing business is something that our customers truly appreciate. As this valley has grown over the years, we have faced corporate companies moving in with ‘best prices and service’ claims. These declarations are something we often hear disputed by our returning customers, unfortunately for them this is easily backed up

Simmons Beautyrest ComforPedic NuFlex Foundation to three. As the owners of Medford Mattress, and now Mattress Experts, we are pleased to have each of these people working with us. We are confi-

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BLINDS & WINDOW TREATMENTS

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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CABINETRY & COUNTERTOPS

New Custom Cabinets & Furniture Can Make Your House into a Home Are you new to the area? Perhaps you have just moved into a new home? Sometimes, all it takes to make a house a home are those fine touches in the kitchen, bathroom or living areas. At Brothers Custom Cabinets, they specialize in designing cabinets and furniture which will enhance any floor plan. They work with you as to style and color schemes. NEW CABINETS ADD REAL VALUE TO YOUR HOUSE Have you been dreaming about installing new cabinets in your kitchen or bathroom, but you just can’t justify the cost? Then consider these home improvement statistics. RE/MAX, a leading real estate industry force in the U.S. and Canada, estimates that a kitchen remodel project can add up to 150 percent of its cost to a home’s resale value. That means if you spend $20,000 redoing your kitchen, you can expect to get back $30,000 for your efforts should

you decide to sell your house down the road. Not too shabby of a way to make $10,000, especially when you get to enjoy your remodeled kitchen in the meantime, is it? A new full bath, similarly, can result in as much as a 130 percent return on your investment.

What makes kitchen and bathroom remodeling so value additive? By far, it’s the fresh and clean appeal of new cabinets. So if a full room remodel is out of the question, start and end with the cabinets. You’ll enjoy the same new appeal to your home

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while reaping the same increased value benefits. New kitchen and bathroom cabinets, however, aren’t just about the money. If you’re looking for a quick way to update the look and feel of your home, new cabinetry is also the way to go. The character of older homes can be maintained by choosing kitchen and bathroom cabinets that match the age and flavor of the house. Meanwhile, newer homes that were built on a tight budget with low-grade materials will blossom before your eyes with top-grade wood cabinetry and decorative hardware. You might even consider adding glass panels to your new cabinets to give your kitchen or bathroom an open and inviting air. The ceiling is the limit when it comes to your kitchen cabinet and bathroom cabinet remodeling projects. But one thing is for certain: You and your future home’s owners will thank you for the new cabinetry enhancements.


CARPET, TILE & FLOORING

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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DENTISTRY

Central Point Family Dentistry For Beautiful, Healthy Smiles!

Our facility in Central Point is brand new with state-of-the-art technology and advances to make your visits as rapid and painless as possible. In fact, Dr. Sanford prides himself on reducing the number of trips you have to make to the dentist for any given procedure. Dr. Ross Sanford’s award-winning dental career began in a rather unique way. Following in his father’s footsteps as a second-generation dentist, Dr. Sanford completed his

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requirements and qualified as a licensed practitioner before his final year of dental school was complete, leaving his classmates in awe.

He has since gone on to practice in three states as a member of half a dozen dental groups and societies. After serving as a member of many regional and state-wide boards in Nevada, as well as a member of the International advisory committee for the Academy of LDS Dentists,

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he was nominated for special honors to the Pierre Fauchard Academy International Dental Honor Organization in 2001, where he has remained as an advisory member since. Dr. Sanford learned to speak Spanish fluently as a young man when he lived in Spain for 2 years. He uses that to his advantage each year as he travels to Central and South America to serve the less fortunate. His favorite activities have been to teach in Dental Schools in Honduras and Peru. To date he has made 10 trips to provide dentistry in several countries. In addition, he serves here in the Rogue Valley with several local charities including St. Vincent’s when the mobile van is in town. He is very pleased to call the Rogue Valley home now and looks forward to welcoming you to his practice. Call today for a free dental consultation: 541-664-8300.


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FIREPLACES, STOVES & SPAS

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.


FOOT & ANKLE CARE - PODIATRIST

When Your Feet Feel Good, You Feel Good! Foot and Ankle Care for the Entire Family some time at your first visit by printing out and completing the patient forms in advance of your appointment. One other area available on our website is our “Patient Education” section. We believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Our mission at SouthSouthern Oregon Foot and Ankle Offices - Medford , Oregon ern Oregon Foot and Ankle, L.L.C., is to provide the practical information you you with the best care of your need, such as a map and difeet here in Southern Oregon. rections to our office, practice Click here When your feet feel good, you hours, payment policies and with your feel good. more. There’s also background smart phone You can contact Southern information about our comto enter our Oregon Foot and Ankle, L.L.C mitted staff and our first visit website by calling 541-776-3338 procedures. You can even save

Welcome to Southern Oregon Foot and Ankle, L.L.C. Dr. Merrill and staff are pleased to welcome you to our practice. We want our patients to be informed decision makers and fully understand their health issues. From your first visit to Southern Oregon Foot and Ankle L.L.C. it will establish a vital foundation for our relationship with you. During the first visit, we make sure to obtain important background information, like your medical history, and give you time to get to know your doctor. To

understand what to expect for your first visit to our practice, you can enter our website at www.sofootankle.com, there you can read through our “New Patients” page. You’ll find all

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FURNITURE - RETAIL

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.


GLASS- HOME, BUSINESS & AUTO

More than Glass, it’s about Quality Workmanship and Over 60 Years of Experience Farrell’s Glass is a full service glass facility offering products and services for your HOME, AUTO, and BUSINESS. Our staff is certified and Farrell’s Glass is fully compliant with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for safe windshield installation. With over 60 years combined experience in the glass trade, you can be assured that your glass repairs will be done right the first time, every time. Our friendly staff is always ready to serve you and to promptly respond to your glass needs.

With free estimates, same day service, and the desire to exceed your expectations, you truly will receive a better view. Farrell’s Glass is insurance approved with most insurance and fleet companies. Whether you have a broken picture glass, need an insulated window or your windshield needs repair or replacement. Farrell’s Glass is your one stop shop for all of your home or business glass needs: * Storefront repairs * Door adjustments * Glass replacement * Insulated windows

* Vinyl windows * Custom shower doors * Tub enclosures * Mirrors * Screens * Tabletop glass * Shelving * Furniture glass In addition we handle boat glass, heavy equipment and laminated glass. We also stock polycarbonate and plexiglass plastics. Home Improvement and energy savings: It may be time to replace your windows or patio doors to improve the appearance of your home. In addition to a beautiful new look, you can enjoy the energy savings that come from the latest in modern technology. Would you like to open a few more windows and doors during the Spring and Summer? Make sure you ask us about out custom screening which will let you enjoy the outdoors without the bugs! Don’t forget about our best friends, we have a wonderful pet screen that works wonderfully. Automotive windshield repair & replacement : - Windshield Repair and Replacement for all foreign & domestic cars, trucks and RV’s. - Classic Restoration - Rear & Side View Mirrors - Industrial & Heavy Equipment Polycarbonates or glass Auto glass is more than a bug screen and a wind break. Your windshield is a structurally integrated component of your car/truck. With safety systems such as passenger side air bags, and in most modern vehicles, up to 40 percent of the

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roof strength, your properly installed windshield is essential to you and your passenger’s safety. The protection of you and your vehicle is not only a matter of choice, it’s the law! The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act makes it illegal to return your car for use prior to all safety devices being fully operational. All of our installations carry a lifetime warranty against defects in materials and faulty craftsmanship. Farrell’s Glass is part of the community, we enjoy Southern Oregon:

In addition to supporting local pageants and scholarships programs, Farrell’s Glass has been a long-time supporter of the Rogue Valley Toy Run. Motorcycle riders collect toys for less fortunate kids, this event was first held on the first Saturday of December in 1980 and has been an ongoing event ever since. It is one the oldest, continuously held toy run in the U.S. If you would like to know more about this great program, call 541-944-7641. To learn more about Farrell’s Glass Service, give us a call at 541-773-1058 or visit our new and informative website at www.farrellsglassco.com


GLASSES, CONTACTS & OPTICAL GOODS

CABINETRY & COUNTERTOPS

With Your Eyes at Risk, Insisting on Good Quality Is Vital with Corrective Eyewear There are times when cutting corners to save a few dollars makes sense, and there are times when it is imperative that you get the most out of your money possible. This is particularly true when it comes to your health and products related to your well-being, such as eyeglasses and prescription eyeglasses. There are many options for eyeglasses and choosing a quality source for those eyeglasses is extremely important. After all, you must put your eye health at the top of all your eye-related decisions. BE CAREFUL WHERE YOU SAVE YOUR DOLLARS Saving a few dollars on your eyeglasses or prescription sunglasses might seem like a good idea at the moment, but it is in your best interest to choose a quality and trusted source for all your eyewear. Ultimately, saving a few dollars isn’t worth the peace of mind you get when you buy quality glasses. PROTECT YOUR VISION WITH QUALITY EYEWEAR The market is literally flooded with cheap eyeglasses of all sorts, including men’s glasses, women’s glasses, and

children’s glasses. There are even ample examples of “knock off” glasses that are pretending to be designer glasses and sunglasses that are, of course, fakes. This point highlights why it is so very important that you only buy from trusted eyeglasses retailers. Making the decision to intentionally purchase low-quality eyewear of any kind is, simply put, a very bad idea and one you should outright avoid. Inferior prescription glasses and prescription sunglasses come with a myriad of serious potential problems and issues. If you receive the wrong prescription, you could damage your vision or not obtain optimal results. Likewise, prescription sunglasses that have the wrong prescription or that fail to protect against UV rays can damage your vision. In fact, UV rays can cause macular degeneration, cataracts, and damage to the retina. This is why it is very important to only purchase high-quality eyewear. It isn’t necessarily important to buy expensive glasses. However, the prescription sunglasses you choose should have 99% to 100% UVA and UVB protection.

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CHEAP READING GLASSES Cheap reading glasses made headlines lately, as new research showed that they could potentially harm your eyes. In particular, glasses called “ready readers” have been shown to cause headaches, eye strain, and double vision. In particular, they can be most damaging to people with higher prescriptions. It is important that you check in with your optometrist before just purchasing the cheapest reading glasses possible. DURABILITY = DURABILITY, Like so many products, the “savings” to be had from purchasing lowcost eyewear may in fact turn out to be largely an illusion. Being forced to replace eyeglasses or prescription sunglasses that you purchased months earlier with a new pair will cost you not just money, but valuable time and aggravation as well. In short, when you are looking for eyewear, quality is key and should definitely influence your purchasing decision. Lassman’s Fine Eyewear stocks only the highest quality products with very affordable prices. Come visit us!


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MERCEDES-BENZ OF MEDFORD

Sunday, July 20, 2014 Eagle Point Golf Club, Eagle Point, OR Space is limited, please register by emailing normas@mbzmedford.com or calling (541) 774-1000

2 Person Scramble 7:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration 8:00 a.m. Shotgun Start Luncheon and Awards immediately following play

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Eagle Point Golf Club, Eagle Point, OR Space is limited, please register by emailing normas@mbzmedford.com or calling (541) 774-1000 FORMAT: 2 Person Scramble SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 7:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration 8:00 a.m. Shotgun Start Luncheon and Awards immediately following play REGISTRATION FEE: $150 (make checks payable to Mercedes-Benz of Medford) $100 of the registration fee goes directly to charity.

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GUNS & ACCESSORIES

Gun Safety In Your Home The Latest Technology In Gun Safes Here at Good Guys Guns we believe in your personal safety as well as your family’s protection and security. We offer a large selection of products for your personal protection and security needs including: pepper spray, stun guns, revolvers, pistols, shotguns, rifles, flashlights, knives, batons, safes and gun locks from major manufactures such as Vline, Smith & Wesson, Ruger, Glock, Mossberg, Remington, Surefire, Streamlight, Benchmade, ASP and many others. We also provide items for law enforcement, security firms and personal tactical needs. Some of these items include: holsters, shotgun accessories and upgrades, ar 15 parts and upgrades, magazines, duty products such as belts, keepers, magazine pouches, flashlight pouches, radio holders, duty holsters, etc.., lasers, flashlights, batons, handcuffs, notebook holders, gloves and many oth34 WelcomePagesUSA | Vol 3 Issue 6 | Rogue Valley, Oregon

er great items. These products are manufactured by Uncle Mikes, Bianchi, Gould and Goodrich, Surefire, Streamlight, Benchmade, ASP, Crimson Trace, Lasermax, Peerless, Hiatt and many others. We also cater to the hunting crowd by special ordering rifles and shotguns. For the archery hunters we have personal firearms both in semi auto pistols and revolvers for personal protection against cougars and bears. For our hunters, hikers, and others we also have pepper spray, stun guns, batons, flashlights and other items which help in personal protection against any predator. For more information on the large variety of gun safes we offer, come by and visit us at 4934 Crater Lake Ave in Medford, Oregon. You can reach us also by going to our website at www. goodguysguns.com or call 541-858-0335.


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HARDWARE & TOOLS

A Passion For Tools, Locomotives and Community Featured prominently on the corner of Pacific Hwy and Elm Street in Medford Oregon, one cannot help but see the large building next to the Jack In The Box restaurant. This yellow painted building has more than just the name Medford Tools and Supply on the side of it. It is just as well known for its’ iconic sign right out front which often displays a positive statement or thought for the community to read while driving by. Community involvement is important to this family owned business of over 30 years. Owners Holly and Nadine Snyder operate Medford Tools and Supply with their son Rodd. First established in 1983, the original location was located downtown on 3rd and Central, The Snyders moved the business in 1992 to its current location in order to expand the business.When asked about his success competing against the Big Box Stores, Holly states, “We are not always the lowest price, but we are always a fair price, and coupled with out customer service, this has been a very successful formula for us.” In talking with Holly, you will find he is very passionate about supplying the local community with the tools they need to get a job done right. He jokes that the most common thing he hears from customers when they are looking for a unique tool is that they “looked every-

where else and glad to have finally found it here”. Thus the Medford Tools and Supply theme, “Looking for a Tool? Why not start where you are going to end up!” In addition to a successful retail business, Medford Tools and Supply enjoys a robust internet presence. Almost half of their sales come from internet transactions from all over the world. They are a top distributor for Occidental Leather, a U.S. manufacturer of leather tool belts and bags for the construction industry. Holly recalls one of the first large inter-

Holly Snyder at the controls of his 1/8 scale locomotive

net orders they received back in the late 90’s was from a division of NASA, who purchased one of their milling machines and lathes. As passionate as Holly and his team are about serving the community with their products, he is equally excited

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about giving back to the community. One of Holly’s passions is mini-railroading. He has been a key supporter of the Railroad Park in Medford, rated as one of the top 101 things to see in Oregon. Not only does he support the park, he has actually designed and built one of the 1/8 scale locomotives which transports guests throughout the park. Holly stated, “I have driven nearly 3000 miles on those tracks through the years, the equivalent of crossing the entire United States from east to west and hauled some 50,000 kids and parents.” The Railroad Park is located in Medford Oregon, just off Hwy 62 and Table Rock Road (From Hwy. 5, take exit 30 and head west toward downtown Medford). This Railroad Park is the only city park in the United States that is run and operated by five different volunteer model railroad organizations. Not a penny of tax payer money goes into this endeavor to care, maintain, improve, and run the park yet Railroad Park is open for operations to the public free of charge on the second and fourth Sundays of each month from April through October. To learn more about Medford Tools and Supply, go to: medfordtools.com or call 541-772-0144


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IMMEDIATE HEALTH CARE

Immediate Care With Quick, Easy & Secure Online Registration & Check-In Available! When you are in need of a medical professional, the last thing you want to do is spend hours in a waiting room, filling out loads of forms. At Valley Immediate Care, we make it easy to provide all the necessary information online, before you arrive at one of our four locations in Southern Oregon. This secure online registration which is called “Click-VIC” is not mandatory, it’s just a convenience we offer in addition to our full service walk-in program that does not require a prearranged appointment. How does the Click VIC program work? With Click VIC, you can wait to see the doctor at home, at the office or anywhere you have a computer and phone. So why wait in the Valley Immediate Care lobby when you can Click VIC and Wait In Your Comfort Zone! Simply fill out a registration form and submit it to Valley Immediate Care. Within 15 minutes a Valley Immediate Care receptionist will call you to confirm receipt of your registration form as well as inform you of your estimated wait time. Once an exam room is ready for you, we will call you again and advise you to come in for your exam or treatment. Please dial 911 if you have any emergency such as chest pains, uncontrolled bleeding, opened fractures, poisoning, constant vomiting, serious breathing problems, or any situation you

deem life or limb threatening. Online check-in is NOT for emergency treatment. Valley Immediate Care is not a substitute for hospital care in emergency situations. If you are experiencing any of these conditions please don’t call our office, just dial 911 immediately. A few items to consider when us-

treated and avoid unnecessary out-ofpocket expenses. If you are a self paying patient, we are happy to share our fees with you before you are seen so you will know what to expect. Payment is due at the time of service unless other arrangements are made beforehand. Valley Immediate Care clinics are open late, seven days a week, 365 days per year! In an effort to ensure each patient’s medical needs are addressed within a timely manner, our Click VIC Online Check-In System will be disabled an hour prior to closing and will remain disabled until business hours resume the following day. Once we call you to come to the clinic, you should leave for the clinic right away to ensure your spot in line. Click VIC is not to be used for services which do not require a physician such as drug screens and flu shots.

ing Valley Immediate Care’s Click VIC Online Check-In System: At Valley Immediate Care, most insurance companies are welcome. So if you plan to use insurance, please remember to bring your insurance card and photo identification. The co-pay or deductible amount you will pay is determined by your employer and insurance plan. Upon receipt of your registration forms, our staff will kindly attempt to confirm this amount so you’ll know what your visit will cost before you are

How do I check in using Click-VIC? Simply fill out the Patient Registration Form online for the appropriate clinic location and click submit! You will receive a “Confirmation of Submission” message with further instructions. If you do not, please review your patient registration form, ensure all required information has been entered and resubmit your registration form. If once again you do not receive a “Confirmation of Submission” message, please contact our office at 541-734-9030.

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ORTHODONTICS & BRACES

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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PLUMBING & DRAIN SERVICE

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


REAL ESTATE

John L Scott Real Estate - Agent Founder of the Oregon Green Expo Host of the Green Economy TV Show on KOBI Channel 5

Medford & Surrounding Area Tops the List

for Real Estate Comeback During the next 5 Years! Have you ever wondered why some people can buy or sell homes while others will struggle for months and even years? With interest rates the lowest ever, there are many great opportunities out there to invest in...but where are they and how do I find them? These questions and many more are answered daily by Don McCoy for his clients. As the areas first EcoBroker and Earth Advantage trained real estate agent, Dons passion for quality highperformance homes in both new construction and in remodeling has led to his special expertise in helping communities focus on developing sustainable design and living on local and regional levels as well. Don has gone on to receive additional training in building science, energy, and environmental issues directly related to real estate transactions, in

both the residential and the commercial areas of the marketplace. He completed numerous educational opportunities through USGBC LEED for Homes, Energy Star presentations for Contractors & Architects, and a completed State of Oregon Building Code class including the High Performance Homes presentation. Don is an Energy Trust Trade Ally of Oregon, EcoBroker Certified® and Earth Advantage S.T.A.R. In recent years, Don has developed a television documentary series on “The Green Economy and Green Building in Southern Oregon,” and it is with excitement and enthusiasm that he helps promote, consult and educate the language of Green through his TV shows, power point, speaking, writing, panel discussions and trade shows. Contact Don at www.DonMcCoyRealEstate. com or call 541-773-8200.

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What Is Happening In Jackson County!

The median sales price for homes in Medford OR for Mar 14 to Jun 14 was $195,000. This represents an increase of 0%, or $0, compared to the prior quarter and an increase of 8.9% compared to the prior year. Sales prices have appreciated 5.5% over the last 5 years in Medford. The average listing price for Medford homes for sale on Trulia was $358,595 for the week ending Jun 04, which represents a decline of 1.9%, or $7,000, compared to the prior week and an increase of 0%, or $51, compared to the week ending May 14. Average price per square foot for Medford OR was $127, an increase of 5.8% compared to the same period last year.


SEWING MACHINES & VACUUM CLEANERS

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.”

SINGER MOBILE SHOWROOM circa 1939

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!


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Huge Thread Selection and Sewing Notions! Since 1962

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TIRES & WHEELS

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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Explore Medford as well as the surrounding cities of Jacksonville and Ashland!


GYMNASTICS ACADEMY

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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 offer 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. 54

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 high-quality Burgundian varieties such as Pinot Noir, Gewürztraminer, Riesling, 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 schedule one of our limousines so that you can take in the beautiful land-

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scapes from the comfort of a luxuriously appointed vehicle with your own personal chauffeur to guide you in your quest. 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. At Taste of Honey Limousine, we pay attention to the little details that will make your winery tour a day without hassle or worry. We always have your personal experience in mind and we feel that the best way to maximize your enjoyment of the day or of that special evening is to have your very own chauffeur at the wheel. We specialize in winery tours, weddings, anniversaries, quinceaneras and all other special events that make up the milestones of one’s lifetime. We also provide elegant transportation for business and corporate events as well as airport service day or night. Give us a call at 541-779-5123 to find out how affordable it is to schedule a limousine. We help guide you so that your day is one filled with fun and priceless memories.


Welcome to the Panoramic Beauty of the Rogue Valley!

PASCHAL

Winery & Vineyard OPEN EVERY DAY

“Wine With a View”

12pm-6pm

Check Our Website for a Wide Selection of Events or Join Us Every 3rd Friday of the month for Locals Night!

1122 Suncrest Rd Talent, OR 97540

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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.

FINE WINES

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.”

CATERING

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

RETAIL WINE SHOP

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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FOOD CO-OP & GROCERY


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