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Who Are The Myers Law Firm?

July 9, 2019 by Travis Lofley  

  • When you work with The Myers Law Firm, you will work closely with our lawyers, Michael Alan Myers and Laura Bradley Myers. Mike and Laura Myers are a husband and wife team who have been married for almost two decades. They have a combined 35 years of legal experience between them, and they are both experienced personal injury attorneys. Mike and Laura are dedicated to providing all of their clients with individual attention and exceptional legal representation.

    Significant Experience On Both Sides Of Personal Injury Claims

    Before representing injured people, both Mike and Laura spent years defending insurance companies in the exact same type of claims they are now prosecuting. The knowledge Mike and Laura gained from working closely with insurance companies and insurance adjusters for years as defense lawyers has been invaluable to them and the clients they serve today, because they have a deeper and more thorough knowledge of exactly how insurance companies value and assess their clients' personal injury claims. Mike and Laura are able to easily anticipate the critiques that insurance carriers will assess to their clients' claims, and are well-prepared to present their clients' cases with these critiques in mind, in order to avoid problems that will cause their clients' cases to be worth less money.

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    Mike and Laura have been married for almost 20 years and are parents to twin middle school sons. They are active in their local bar association, the community where they live, their sons' school, and their church.


    We invite you to visit our website to learn more about our individual practice areas, personal injury law, and to schedule a free initial consultation. The Myers Law Firm looks forward to hearing from you soon!

  • 3 Ways Your Exchange Beats The Competition

    July 9, 2019 by Travis Lofley  

  • Your Exchange is a financial services company with five convenient locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. We are convinced that we beat the competition and give you the best value always. Today, we’ll highlight a few of those ways. 

    One Stop Shop

    We take pride in being Minnesota’s “one stop shop” for all your check cashing and financial needs. As a small company built by, and for the little guy we understand that there are times traditional banks just can’t provide for you. That’s why we offer a solution where you can trade your gold, silver, gift, and debit cards for instant cash at one of our six locations in Blaine, Brooklyn Park, Columbia Heights, Coon Rapids, Fridley and Spring Lake Park. We also offer corporate check cashing, with options such as splitting your deposit, or instantly paying out after most banks have closed. Each of our Minneapolis locations also offers direct deposit, bill pay, wire transfers and money orders.

    Business Checking

    If you run a company, Your Exchange can offer special corporate check cashing rates for money paid to your LLC, Corporation, or Assumed Name. In fact, we accept all valid checks including those that are handwritten. We understand how important it is for local Minneapolis businesses to have access to the cash they need. Time is money and waiting 5, 10 or 15 days for your bank to give you access to the money in your corporate account just doesn’t cut it.

    And Many, Many More Personal and Business Services Available. 


    Whether you work as an employee, contractor, or business owner, our services will keep your Minnesota household or company running in a pinch. Sell us your old, unused, or broken gold and sterling silver for top dollar prices. Exchanging BTC is also possible at our bitcoin ATM’s in Columbia Heights and Brooklyn Park. You can also pull funds from debit cards or sell gift certificates cards for instant cash at any of our six convenient locations. When it comes to check and card cashing Your Exchange can provide you the funds you need, instantly.

  • Why Work With Legacy Exteriors? Our Credentials Speak For Themselves

    July 8, 2019 by Travis Lofley  

  • Why should you work with Legacy Exteriors on your next home or commercial roofing, siding, gutters, windows, or decking project? Simply put, our awards, accolades, and licenses speak for themselves. 

    For several years running, Legacy Exteriors has been receiving awards for our professional quality work. We could never win these prestigious awards without the support of our customers and their generous reviews. We appreciate your help in making our exterior remodeling company one of Madison's most reputable establishments.

    Home Improvement Pro 200

    As one of Madison's top home exterior and roofing remodeling company, we've been awarded the 2015 HIP 200 award. Our work in roofing, siding, gutters, windows, and decking has been nationally recognized for quality work and happy customers. 

    Top 500 Qualified Remodeler

    Legacy Exteriors has been awarded Qualified Remodeler's Top 500 award for over ten years. The Top 500 Qualified Remodeler is one of the most prestigious accolades in the industry.

    GAF Master Elite Contractor

    Master Elite Contractors by GAF is the highest available award in the roofing industry. "To ensure your total satisfaction, Master Elite® contractors have been provided with extensive educational materials developed by GAF’s technical experts—allowing them to stay current in the latest roof installation techniques."

    Mastic Elite Contractor

    The highest possible certification for Mastic vinyl siding and home exterior repairs. Mastic Elite siding installers have to be licensed and have great customer reviews. Luckily for us, we meet those standards with flying colors. Our siding installation and siding repair always look professional.

    NARI Home Remodeling Member

    NARI is about ensuring that your contractor meets all industry standards. They check to ensure each company is up-to-date on licensing, proper equipment, and federal & state regulations. Legacy Exteriors is proud to say our roofing and exterior remodeling allows us to be a NARI member.

    Pulse of the City News


    Pulse of the City News has one mission, and that is to bring the benefits of the “customer experience” perspective to our industry. They are dedicated to recognizing those companies and individuals in the building and construction industry that have successfully embraced the combination of quality products and exemplary customer service. We here at Legacy Exteriors are humbled to gain recognition from Pulse of the City News for the 5th year in a row.

  • Galindo VSO are Your Trusted Pet Surgeons in Central Pennsylvania

    July 8, 2019 by Travis Lofley  

  • At Galindo VSO, our priority, outside of effectively and safely treating your pet, is ensuring you and your pet’s experience is as comfortable as possible. 

    Our staff can explain and answer any questions and/or concerns that you may have about the surgical procedure(s). Dr. Galindo performs a wide range of surgical procedures including but not limited to soft tissue, orthopedic, and neurological surgeries, he has learned from mentors all over the country and has been performing these surgeries for many years. Dr. Galindo's experience over the years has helped him refine his techniques to perform these procedures on our patients, he continues to learn new techniques and surgical procedures. Dr. Galindo and his staff continue there education to learn new and advanced skills making sure that our patients have the best surgical experience.

    Our nurses have the experience to give the patient the utmost quality of care before, during and throughout surgery procedures. Our staff has the skills to perform surgeries with patients that are in great health all the way to the patients that have health issues. Patients are overseen prior, during, and throughout recovery by our staff. Our staff will take presurgical vital signs to make sure they are within normal limits before the patients are placed under anesthesia. When undergoing anesthesia, patients are monitored with pulse oximetry, echocardiography, capnography, blood pressure, and temperature during surgical preparation and the procedure, we make sure they are at a good level of anesthesia and at optimum health.

    We invite you to consider Galindo VSO for your pet’s orthopedic, spine, head, neck and other treatment needs. Please give us a call today so we can discuss your needs and answer any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Dairymen Specialty Co. - Our Story

    July 8, 2019 by Travis Lofley  

  • Welcome to ​Dairymen Specialty Co., Inc. Founded in 1965, Dairymen Specialty is a family owned business serving  Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina. As the leader in the dairy industry, receiving the Outstanding Sales Award from Paul Mueller Company and being one of the top 10 Delaval dealers is an honor. Lawrence Derrow, CEO, founded the business in 1965 and dedicated his career to expand the business and be a success. Greg Derrow, son of Lawrence, has the same motivation and foresight for the business as his father. Greg serves as the General Manager, V.P. ​The business was founded on hard work and willingness to provide quality milking parlors to local dairymen.

    Over the years, as technology has changed, Dairymen Specialty has grown to be a full-service supplier for commercial and residential clients. Meeting your priorities, no matter the size of the job. Dairymen Specialty has expanded over the years, providing feeding equipment, freestall barns, calf management, manure management, water treatment systems, and route truck sales to meet all your needs.

    Dairymen Specialty opened another location in Rocky Mount, Virginia in 2002. As a long established and well-capitalized business, Dairymen Specialty is proud to service the 3rd and 4th generation farmers. These customer relationships have been earned over the years. The slogan “The Business That Service Built” tells the story of Dairymen Specialty, taking pride in the service provided. ​


    We can’t wait to help you, whether that’s finding the barn that you’re looking for any of our other product and services geared towards hard-working dairy industry people like you. Give our team a call today or send us an email to start the conversation. 

  • The Different Types of Vein Disease

    July 3, 2019 by Travis Lofley  

  • Spider Veins

    Easily visible through the skin, spider veins appear purple and blue. They are usually visible on the legs but are occasionally seen on the face, as well. Unlike varicose veins, spider veins usually do not cause any serious medical problems and are considered a cosmetic issue.

    Sclerotherapy, a minimally invasive, in-office procedure, helps to treat spider veins. A solution is injected into the affected vein which causes the vein to dissolve, thereby resolving the problem. Recovery is immediate.

    This procedure is typically not covered by insurance.

    Varicose Veins

    Varicose Vein TreatmentVaricose veins usually look dark blue, swollen, and twisted under the skin. Many patients develop symptoms over time that include pain, burning, heaviness, and aching that often curtails normal activities. These enlarged veins may look and feel better when the affected leg is elevated, however they become enlarged again while standing or walking. If left untreated, they may progress to more serious conditions such as leg swelling, discoloration or leg ulcers. Venous Reflux (venous insufficiency) is a condition in the lower extremities where blood flow back to the heart is interrupted because the tiny valves are no longer functioning properly, resulting in blood pooling in the legs and extending the veins. Many patients often go untreated because they may not be familiar with vein disease. The pain often progresses through the day and is worse in the evening. Symptoms may also increase during menstruation. Successful treatment of varicose veins can alleviate these symptoms.

    Edema (Swelling)

    Leg SwellingLeg swelling occurs because of an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the tissues of the lower extremity. The medical term for leg swelling from excessive fluid in the tissues is edema and is often a symptom of vascular insufficiency, the underlying cause of varicose veins. Edema typically causes swelling around the ankle and then spreads to the lower leg. Swelling will typically worsen during the day, then subside when the leg is elevated.

    Active Venous Stasis Ulcer

    Venous UlcerationThe most severe stage of vein disease is an active leg ulcer or non-healing open wound. An active venous stasis ulcer will occur in the lower leg and can range in size from small to quite large. These ulcers are usually painful and can become infected. Many patients report severe pain while performing even simple activities like walking or standing.


    Not usually identified as symptoms of venous insufficiency, venous stasis ulcers often go untreated or ineffectively treated as a wound. Without proper blood flow to the lower extremity, venous ulcers won’t heal using topical medical treatements. At Milligan Vein Clinic, we have great success treating this debilitating condition.

  • Child Advocates Help Children Thrive in a Challenging Season

    July 2, 2019 by Travis Lofley  

  • Child Advocates is the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) chapter of Marion County, encompassing the city of Indianapolis in central Indiana. The program started in 1982 and is formerly known as the Guardian Ad Litem project. 

    Child Advocates formed out of a changing legal environment. Before its formation, children had no one to represent them in the courtroom. In child abuse cases in Indianapolis, both the parents and the state of Indiana are represented by legal counsel, so the formation of Child Advocates filled this hole as a sort of liaison. The original Guardian Ad Litem project was founded by the Indianapolis Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) in 1982, because NCJW and the courts recognized the need for abused and neglected children to have independent representation. In 1988, NCJW turned over the Guardian Ad Litem Project to the Indianapolis Legal Aid Society. In 1982 the project was incorporated as Child Advocates, Inc. and became a stand-alone agency.

    Child advocates offer one of the most challenging yet incredibly rewarding volunteer opportunities. As the future of these children hangs in the balance, they need a strong, older voice to represent their best interests. 

    Child advocates number one goal is to provide independent, child-focused representation to every child who has suffered abuse and/or neglect. We are the only agency to hold a contract with the Indianapolis Juvenile Court to provide this service.

    Even if you cannot give your time to Child Advocates, your financial support goes a long way to the quality of services we are able to provide, being a non-profit organization. Your gift is tax deductible as allowed by law an is in accordance with IRS regulations, so no goods or services will ever be exchanged in conjunction with your gifts. As a donor, you will care for children in need all year long. 

    These are just a brief glimpse that we’ve given into the Child Advocates of Marion County. We invite you to explore more on our website and be on the lookout for more information in the future! 

  • CBD Oil is For Pets Too, But Make Sure You Use Safe Doses

    July 1, 2019 by Travis Lofley  

  • As CBD oil becomes more popular, accepted, and legal we get the questions from new customers trying our products - “Is CBD oil safe for my pet?” The answer is yes, but you want to make sure you’re practicing safe dosing habits as you would for yourself as well. 

    There’s no exact dosing amount for pets but rather a range you should stay in. Begin at the low end and base the starting dosage on your pet’s body weight, increasing and decreasing accordingly from there. When using any of our “Simply Hemp” products, the recommended dose is 10 drops for pets 25 lbs and under and 20 drops for 25 lbs and over. This may be given all in one dose or split into two doses every 12 hours.

    It’s best that you start with a half of a dose for your pet’s weight. From there, every four to five days, slowly increase the dose by one or two drops until you’ve achieved the desired effect for whatever conditioning you’re providing treatment for your pet. Take for example if your pet is under 25 lbs. Start with five drops and then increase one or two drops every four or five days until you reach 10 drops. 

    When your pet’s condition has improved to the desired point, you’re in good shape then to maintain the maximum dosage of CBD oil on a regular daily maintenance schedule without making further adjustments on the minimum/maximum. 

    We want to remind you that CBD is not the answer for all pets. Some animals do better on it than others, just like people. And for some, it’s just not the most effective treatment. You must adjust the dosage for your pet to ensure that the tincture will be effective. When in doubt, err on the side of under-dosing because you can always slowly increase the dose and monitor the effect.


    Note: This article has been repurposed and paraphrased from information on our website. We invite you to read the full disclaimer on our page regarding CBD dosing for pets. 

  • How To Establish Your Tuff Turf By Seed

    June 30, 2019 by Travis Lofley  

  • It’s gardening season, and if you’ve been looking for tips on how to establish your Tuff Turf by seed, you’ve come to the right place. Check out the bullet points below on our go-to items when planting seed. 

    • The best time to plant seed is in early spring or late summer. If you seed at other times, plan on lightly re-seeding after establishment, as initial seeding results may not be optimum

    • Take a soil sample, lime and fertilize according to recommendations. Till amendments into the top 6-8 inches of soil

    • We recommend using Endure Starter Fertilizer for all new seedings and inter-seeding applications

    • Prepare a good seedbed by tilling 6-8 inches deep. Firm and level well after tilling

    • After all amendments have been worked in, firm the seedbed by rolling to assure that no soft spots remain that would later settle

    • After firming the soil, loosen the top 1 inch with a rake

    • Apply the seed at the recommended rates with a drop seeder or broadcast seeder

    • Lightly rake the seed into the top 1/4 inch of soil. Seed needs to be embedded into the soil to assure quick and uniform germination

    • Firm the soil again. Then lightly apply straw, or other mulching materials to hold seed and moisture Mulching materials and straw will also help hold the soil and seed in place during heavy rain or watering

    • In the absence of adequate rainfall, newly seeded areas should be watered lightly and frequently. As the grass begins to grow, water less frequently but with more water per application. Water the newly seeded grass during the morning and early afternoon hours. Avoid watering in the evenings to lessen seedling disease pressure


    Looking for Tuff Turf any of our other Executurf blends or mixes? Find a dealer near you today!

  • Burnworth AC - The Superior AC Repair in Lake Charles

    June 30, 2019 by Travis Lofley  

  • The hot and humid southeast summer is here, and we know your air conditioning unit is being pushed to its limit this time of year. If you are looking for a trusted AC repair contractor in Lake Charles or the surrounding region, then we’d love to earn your business here at Burnworth AC. 

    We have over 18 years of experience, so you can trust our professional staff to deliver fast and efficient service to Lake Charles, Sulphur, Carlyss, Westlake, Moss Bluff, and the surrounding areas. Our factory trained staff can inform you of your choices and you will never feel pressured or hassled. Free quotes and proposals are offered for every customer, as we are not a company that will just show up at your doorstep and asks to work on your unit without you understanding what’s going on. Should you not feel satisfied with the service you’re receiving, you may walk away and cancel with no pressure or hassle from our team. 

    Call the friendly team at Burnworth's today. We are not a national corporation, but a local, family-owned and operated business. Our priority is to provide the highest level of service with a focus on earning referrals from our satisfied clients. We offer 24-hour emergency service, so should your unit break down or you need a form of emergency maintenance, we’re just a phone call away to getting back to feeling comfortable again. 


    Let our team at Burnworth AC handle all your air conditioning needs at an affordable and competitive price. Call today!