How to keep your trees healthy – and upright

By Safeco They’re trees. And as with so many things in life, proper maintenance is critical. Keeping your trees healthy will allow you to continue to enjoy them and their benefits — one of which is providing enough oxygen for four people every day! Maintenance also will reduce the risk of a tree falling on your […]

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Winter Recipe

  Baked Ham and Cheese Omelet prep 5 mins cook 45 mins total 50 mins Ingredients 8 eggs (or use 4 eggs and 6 egg whites) 1 cup milk ½ teaspoon seasoned salt 8 ounces diced cooked ham, bacon, or sausage 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion Fresh chives, for garnish (optional) Instructions Beat eggs, milk, and […]

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19 Easy Ways to Winterize Your Home

Save money and remain cozy throughout winter by acting now before the bitter cold arrives. 1. Change Furnace Filters Yes it’s easy to forget, but it’s important to replace or clean furnace filters once a month during the heating season. Dirty filters restrict airflow and increase energy demand. Here’s a worry-saving tip: Mark a monthly check […]

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Five Ways to Lower Your Auto Insurance Bill

Five Ways to Lower Your Auto Insurance Bill It’s easy to lower your insurance costs — especially if you have a great driving record, or don’t mind having higher deductibles. Who doesn’t want to pay less for car insurance? Billions of dollars are spent on ad campaigns to convince you to “switch and save” — […]

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College Students

My Child Is Heading Off to College – Does My Insurance Coverage Follow? You’ve known for almost 18 years this moment would likely come one day, and now it’s here – your child is getting ready to leave for college. Before you bid your child a tearful “see you later”, make sure your aspiring student […]

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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

  Fall is a good time to take care of big home repair projects before shorter days (and in many areas, ice and snow) make outdoor work too difficult. And if you do live in an area with cold winters, take some time this fall to boost energy efficiency throughout your home, and prevent damage […]

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Oregon’s new distracted driving law starts Oct. 1

  Currently, Oregon uses a hands-free law which focuses on drivers texting and holding the phone to talk. Now the law has been fine tuned. Earlier this year the Senate approved House Bill 2597 which states that any hands-on phone activity from the driver’s seat in an automobile will be illegal starting October 1. Medford […]

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