Author: Eileen

Examine Your Mortgage for Potential Big Savings

A trip to your local mortgage broker could end up saving you big money on your monthly payments or save you thousands in the end on long term interest. Taking a close look at your mortgage statement will show you exactly how much of the payment your are making is going to the principal loan amount. If you are early on in the term of your loan you will likely find that not very much of that payment is going toward reducing the principal balance. If you can afford to, and have the option on your loan to pay...

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5 Power-Packed Produce Picks in the Produce Aisle

By Eileen Majors For many, it’s easy to overlook some things, like the super powers of produce. After spending a few hours researching the benefits of these colorful creations, I am absolutely craving them constantly. Just like Mom used to say, “Eat your vegetables!” Mix ‘em up; the more colors, the better. Sweet Potatoes We went to the North Carolina SweetPotato Commission for the goods on this colorful veggie. A medium sweet potato with skin has over four times the recommended intake of Vitamin A, which helps with vision, bone development and immune function. Also a good source of...

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Businesses Welcomed in the Small Town of Westwood

Westwood’s business community is well supported by the townspeople. The welcoming streets are named alphabetically by the names of trees. Streets are lined with old wooden homes, reminiscent of its early lumber days’ history. Retail businesses include three convenience stores, two with fuels, Lassen True Value hardware store, Now and Then thrift shop and Old Town Mercantile, an artists’ collective/Shabby Chic home furnishings & decor store which has been moving and expanding for its new early April Grand Re-opening. The town recently lost its grocery store, due to retirement, as was the case with other businesses needed by its residents. The quaint downtown business district is largely housed in the original bunkhouses and buildings that served the town’s founders, proprietors of the Red River Lumber Company. It welcomes many to its popular...

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Try Paint Colors Virtually, Before You Buy

If the long winter has left you in search of a fresh look for the inside of your home, here’s a way to aim for big impact with minimal cost; paint! It’s a great way to freshen any room without spending a lot of money. Choosing a theme or color scheme, however, might not be the easiest part of the design challenge. It can be frightening to bring new colors in to set the scene as the entire backdrop for your life. If it makes you wish you could try before you buy, head online to PrattandLambert.com. Go to...

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Calendar of Events March 15, 2017 -May 18, 2017

January 15, 2017 – March 21, 2017 Butte County Mar 17, SEO Optimization Class, 9:00 AM TO 11:30 AM, NEC SBDC at Butte College, 2480 Notre Dame Blvd. Chico, Cost: $30 per person prepaid or $40 at door, +1530.895.9017, register online at http://www.buttecollegesbdc.com/ Mar 18, Dervish Concert, Laxson Auditorium, 400 W. 1st Street, Chico, a lively St. Patrick’s Day celebration! +1530.898.6333, $32 Premium | $26 Adult | $24 Senior | $16 Youth | $10 Chico State Student. Buy tickets online at http://www.csuchico.edu/upe/performance/artists/dervish.php Mar 22, Graham Nash in Concert, 7:30 pm, Laxson Auditorium, 400 W. 1st Street, Chico,  This Path...

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