Tricounty News

Advantage Chiropractic moves to new location

Advantage Chiropractic of St. Cloud announces that the practice has moved to a new location. They officially began offering services in their new location July 8. They will have their grand opening celebration from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 23. They  will be providing food, refreshments, entertainment, door prizes, and stuff for the kids.

Dr. Roerick D.C. purchased his practice from Dr. Tom Schueller 17 years ago. He was previously located at 52 33rd Ave south until the recent purchase of his current location, 32 32nd Ave South St. Cloud.

Dr. Roerick and his wife Donna reside just outside of Kimball, with their two children, Austin and Amanda. Both children have been adjusted since they were babies and this is the big reason why Dr. Roerick loves to treat and educate kids of all ages. Dr. Roerick and his wife Donna are active in both the Kimball and St. Cloud communities. It is their commitment to enhance the health and wellness of each community.

Please contact Advantage Chiropractic at (320) 251-1080, or visit them online at www.advantagechiro.net.

Warrant coming to the Valley Aug. 10

Last summer, Eden Valley held its first “Music in the Valley” concert. Hairball performed on a beautiful summer evening on the Eden ValleyW-Warrant Publicity 8x10 hi res Elementary school fields. The event was a fundraiser for the brand-new, independent Eden Valley Area Library. 

As a first-time effort, no one knew quite what to expect. It was well attended, everyone enjoyed it, and money was raised for the library.

This year’s concert is being billed as “Mid-Summer Blast.” The nationally known band Warrant, an ’80s hard-rock band, will blast the valley.

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Congratulations, winners!


W-Kathy-EganAt the Eden Valley business expo June 21-22 (during Valley
Daze), we met and chatted with quite a few interesting folk. Some came by to check us out. Some came for the free stuff. Others came in from the weather. No matter why they came, we were happy to see them.

Jennifer Condon of Watkins was the winner of a one-year subscription to the Tri-County News.

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Rural Telcos not to blame for dropped calls, says Arvig

Perham, Minn., Monday,
June 17, 2013– Arvig is working with federal regulators to address the issue of long-distance telephone calls not completing to customers in the communities it serves. These “dropped calls” are happening all over the nation, and rural telephone companies like Arvig are not at fault.

When a call is placed to a rural telephone number, somewhere before the call even reaches the local network, it is dropped by a long distance carrier.

“Basically, the carriers don’t like the rates to connect to rural areas, and they do whatever they can to keep their costs down,” explains Andy Klinnert, Director of Network Operations at Arvig. “But rural routes have always been more costly because of rates that were established when the distances to the subscriber were more of a factor.”

In 2012, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and 35 other senators wrote to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requesting immediate resolution of dropped calls and poor service affecting their rural constituents, noting the serious economic consequences.

“Small businesses cannot afford to lose business opportunities because of dropped calls and poor service quality,” the senators wrote. “We are also concerned about public safety and worry it is only a matter of time before this situation leads to tragedy when a rural customer is unable to receive an urgent call.”

The FCC listened, and recently announced that it will fine long-distance providers who participate in least-cost routing (LCR), which includes passing a call destined for rural consumers to intermediate providers to reduce cost. In March, the FCC set its first example by settling on a voluntary fine of almost $1 million from a national long-distance carrier as part of an investigation into the carrier’s efforts to route and complete calls to rural communities.

However, finding the guilty parties is harder than it sounds, seeing as a number of long-distance carriers are included in the mix of exchanges that occur during a phone call. That is why Arvig is asking customers to report any call completion issues.

“Failed calls, delayed calls, poor quality and incorrect caller ID are all signs of call completion,” Klinnert adds. “By reporting the phone numbers involved, the time of the call and the problem that occurred, consumers can help us provide information that leads to a solution.”

Arvig has developed an online form for easy customer reporting. Visit Arvig.com/callcompletion for more details.

Facts about pillow cleaning service

A good goose feather pillow, (considered the Cadillac of pillows) given proper care, should last anywhere between 60 and 100 years and still be in good usable condition. Here is why most of them don’t:

Every time a pillow is washed or steam-cleaned, those feathers have lost between 10 and 15 years of their usefulness.

A feather depends on the oil in it for its life and softness. Washing or steam cleaning removes oil from them, shortening their usable life. If cleaned by Carlson Pillow Cleaning Service, a machine is used to clean, disinfect, and deodorize the feathers without removing any of their oil. The feathers are not mixed with feathers of another customer’s feathers. The machine tumbles and fluffs the feathers. Tumbling removes the chaff and dust to a filter in the bottom of the machine. The feathers are subjected to germ-killing ozone-emitting ultra-violet light produced by a powerful germicidal bulb set in the top of the machine. The process takes about five minutes, the feathers are put into a new down-proof ticking, and the result is a cleaner than new pillow.