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Doctors offer direct care approach

Doctors offer direct care approach

A pair of board-certified family practitioners, osteopaths Michael Jaczko and Robyn Dreibelbis, have launched a new medical delivery service in Carton under the Synergistic Health Care banner.

According to Jaczko, the business model revolves around the wellness and convenience of the patient and is offered in a collaborative fashion. He believes the model can save businesses enlisting in the service thousands of dollars, and give patients access to a level of care not available elsewhere.

Benefits listed include 24-hour, seven-day-a-week access to an individual doctor by phone, e-mail or text; same- or next-day appointments; home visits; 30-minute to two-hour appointment windows; and manual osteopathic treatments.

Jaczko said each doctor will be limited to 300 enrolled patients. That way, he said, doctors will be able to spend more time with their patients and address "huge, real-life questions."

For more information, he can be contacted at or 503-537-4600.



Sam Bornefleth, savings department supervisor at First Federal's home office in McMinnville, has graduated from the 2014 Northwest Bank Operations School. The school is sponsored by the Oregon, Idaho and Washington bankers associations.

Bornefleth, a Dallas resident, has been with First Federal for almost six years. He has nine years of banking experience altogether.

The school challenges participants to explore the major issues facing bank personnel. It covers new accounts, operational compliance, employee supervision, fraud prevention, workplace communication and sales culture.

“We support our staff and want them to have the best training available," said Marshall “Rocky” Wade, First Federal's president and CEO. "Participation in this important banking school and other educational opportunities not only helps our staff meet individual career objectives but enhances their leadership and customer relations skills."

The bank has been locally owned and operated as a mutual financial institution since 1922. It has a home office and Baker Creek branch in McMinnville, plus branches in Amity, Carlton, Newberg and Sheridan.



The seasonally adjusted jobless rate for Yamhill County for June was 6.4 percent, down from a revised 6.6 percent for May, according to the Oregon Employment Department. The statewide rate for June was 6.8 percent.

Total non-farm employment stood at 30,610, up 170 over June 2013. Private non-farm employment rose 320 while public sector employment slid 150.

Manufacturing employment is up 1.5 percent since January, adding 100 jobs. Construction employment is up 13 percent since June 2013, adding 160 jobs.

Between May and June, total non-farm employment was down 600. However, the county normally loses 980 jobs in the May-June transition, thanks to decreasing school employment.



The McMinnville Grocery Outlet, which has been collecting food and money for the Yamhill Community Action Partnership's Regional Food Bank throughout the month, will stage a special one-day fundraiser the Saturday as well.

Hot dogs and soda for $1 served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; root beer floats for 50 cents from noon to 1 p.m. and a spin the wheel game for the cost of $1 or a can of food.

The store is located at 568 N.E. Highway 99W.



Brian and Barbara Doyle, this year's tree farmer of the year nominees, will host a Yamhill Small Woodlands Association tour and barbecue Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 24001 N.E. Ellis Lane in Newberg.

The association will provide hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages. It is asking participants to supply side dishes. The tour is set for 7 p.m. and dinner will follow.

Hal Hagglund is requesting RSVPs at 503-843-2173 or



Cellar Ridge Construction has completed renovation of the tasting room at Elizabeth Chambers Cellar, located in McMinnville's historic power plant at 455 N.E. Irvine St. The facility formerly housed Panther Creek Cellars, which is now offering tasting in Dundee.

For more information, call 503-412-9765.



Wine Spectator magazine has announced the recipients for its annual "best wine list" awards, going to top restaurants around the world. There are five in Yamhill County — Joel Palmer House in Dayton, The Allison Inn & Spa's Jory in Newberg, The Painted Lady in Newberg, all two glasses; and La Rambla Restaurant, downtown McMinnville, and The Dundee Bistro, Dundee, both one glass .

The list will be published in the magazine's Aug. 31 issue.



The McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce has a greeters set for 8 to 9 a.m. Friday at the Grain Station Brew Works, 755 N.E. Alpine Avenue, McMinnville. It is being staged on behalf of the McMinnville Economic Development Department.

Newberg’s Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce has one set for 8 to 9 a.m. Friday at the Brews and BBQ site at First and Howard streets.


Molly Walker, the News-Register’s business editor, can be reached at or 503-687-1272.

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