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Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 26 May 2009 14:12After you determine your home buying budget, think about where you want to live. Are you going to stay in your current neighborhood, or do you want to start fresh?
With the first-time homebuyer federal income tax credit currently in effect, now is the perfect time to consider making that big purchase, your first home.
“Buying a home is one of the biggest financial commitments a person can make, but first-time homebuyers and qualified return buyers are in an...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 12 May 2009 13:33Phyisican Paul Ullom-Minnich poses with three of his Marion County patients and nurse Leah Schmidt (seated on the floor holding Kaitlynn Bina, 2). Seated on chairs to his left are Ashton Smith of Pilsen (holding daughter Sydney, 16 months), Jenni Frederickson of Marion (currently pregnant, and whose 18-month-old son Eldon was delivered by Ullom-Minnich) and Terri Bina (holding son Addison, 10 months).
In a specialized sense, he’s a modern version of the country physician who traveled rural roads during pioneer days to bring personal, quality medical care to women who otherwise don’t have easy access to it.
Paul Ullom-Minnich, a family-practice physician with the Partners in Family...
Written by Fred Cicetti Tuesday, 12 May 2009 13:32Q My understanding is that angina is not as serious as heart disease. Is this true?
A Angina pectoris—or simply angina—is the medical term for chest pain or discomfort usually caused by coronary artery disease. Angina is a sign that someone is at increased risk of heart attack, cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death. If you get angina, you should get medical attention immediately.
Angina (pronounced “an-JI-nuh” or “AN-juh-nuh”) hits when the heart doesn’t get enough blood. This usually happens when there is a narrowing or blockage in one or more of the vessels that supply blood to the heart.
Angina can come from exertion. It may make you sweat or lose your breath. The pain can strike your arm or neck, too.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 28 April 2009 13:57Some of the costliest home repairs are ones that could easily be prevented with simple maintenance steps.
Spring cleaning season meets a recession—what better time to take care of some often-overlooked household cleaning tasks that can save you big bucks in the long run?
Some of the costliest repairs are ones that could easily be prevented with simple maintenance steps.
Take your home’s heating and air conditioning system. When was the last time you had your cooling coils cleaned? If you’re not even sure what part of the system the coils are, where they’re located or if they’ve ever been cleaned at all, spring is a good time to take care of this important maintenance item.
Doing so can help...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 14 April 2009 14:00Hillsboro Senior Center director Mary Dudley (center) spent time talking to other ladies at a special coffee and doughnut gathering Friday morning. The event was recognizing Good Friday. Seated in the foreground is Frances Rempel and Vernice Ratzlaff is on the other side of Dudley. Betty Gayle, head cook, is in the kitchen.
The Hillsboro Senior Center has a new director. Mary Dudley accepted the position in March, joking that it was the first job application she had filled out since she was 18.
“I went on the (Senior Center) board in February and read Karly Winter’s resignation as director at that first meeting,” she said.
With Winter’s departure, Dudley decided to apply for the position and it...
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