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Wednesday, July 21, 2010 FARIIIERS INDEPENDENT, Bagley, Minnesota - Page 11 The perfect gift! Call 694-6265 to buy a subscription to the... 1960: First National Bank of Country, Greensview's new Bagley will have an openhouse director of nursing. Sandra in their new building all day Zearing R.N., and her family and during the evening Friday, have wanted to make a home I July 22. The teller stations and here for some time. After a other business stations at the job search in the area, Zearing bank will close at the usual time was _ red and began working ofeight o'clock in the evening, at eensview on July 6. but visitors will be welcome T earing family includes to come until nine o'clock, hus d Les, and daughters Free coffee, mill and Amy, 6, Jenna, 9, andChelsey, doughnuts will be served8, ~ will now be able to 1930: A.J. Wiltse, formerto visitors during the day pursue their interest in the Bagley printer and newspaper and evening and free pens outdoors without leaving home publisher, who has been will be given to everyone. Zearin g's love of nursing and connected with the Ann Arbor The kids will get an extra skilI-m directing the nursing Press(Mich.)thepasttwoyears, treat of a balloon. The First department will be a great has become a co-partner in the National Bank invites you to Greensview and our printing firm and assumes the come to their grand opening, community. Welcome, Sandy! duties of manager, that paper states. Mr. Wiltse went to Ann Arbor from Monroe, Mich., where he was superintendent of : the Monroe Evening News. His early technical experience was gained in the northwest, where he held several important executive positions. Since leaving Bagley, A.J. has been employed at Chicago and Nashville. Dance, North Star Pavilion Special of the week: rotary tiller, mid season special $99.50. Bagley Mercantile Co. we buy wool, grass seeds and pulpwood. 1985: Norman Chase, President of the Lake Imsca Region Pioneer Farmers, Inc., presents the first pin for this year's show to Bob Bilden, who has been very active in the organization. Crazy Days costume After 33 or so years on the job at Marry Brothers Feeds, Harlan Riggs is going to start Dear Savvy Senior, My 80-year-old mother lives alone about an hour from me and I worry about her health and safety. Outside taking life a bit more easy. of the telephone, what types At age 70, Riggs decided to " of caregiving devices can you retire. Good luck, Harlan[ recommend that can help me 2005: On Aug. 19, 20, 21, the Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers will hold their 30 consecutive show at its grounds north of Itasca Park. The Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers members are keep tabs on her? Concerned Son Dear Concerned, There are many different tools and technologies available today that can help adult children keep tabs on regularly, and if they do have it on and fall, they still have to be alert enough to actually push the button. Upgraded PERSs: If you're willing to spend a little more (around $50 a month), there are several more sophisticated PERS on the market. One of them is Wellcore (wellcore. cam), a new device that has fall detection sensors in the SOS button that can automatically summon help without the user password-protected website. You can find these systems at companies like GrandCare (, Healthsense (healthsense. cam), and CloseBy (closebynetwork. cam), with prices ranging from several hundred to several thousand dollars, depending on the options you choose. Medication management: If you're worried about your mom not keeping up with her medications, there are a wide variety of pill organizers, medication dispensing and alarm systems (see epill. tom) that can help. One of the best new systems on the market is TabSafe (tabsafe. com). A home-based device that dispenses medicine on schedule, providing reminders to ensure she takes it on time, and will notify you or other caregivers if her pills aren't taken. Medication reminding services likeOnTimeRx ( or Check-in Friends ( can also be helpful. For a small six miles north of Bagley, winners: winner in the group gratified in having been able their aging parent when they having to press a button. Plus, fee, these services will call music by the "Happy Jack"category were the Elves from to develop their own grounds, can't be there: Here are some it will beep to remind your your mom to remind her to orchestra. Saturday, JulyDave's Stereo and House erect buildings and continue popular options and new mom to put it on, and if she take her medication. Pillphone. 18. Eastwood and Ingalls. of Fabrics. They are: Eric their mandate of offeringproducts to check into. doesn't, it will notify you. And, cam offers a similar service for 1945: A large crowd Colburn, Lorraine Brustad, family-oriented programming Senior help line: One of when paired with a compatible wireless phones only. attended the second annual JohnPeterson, EileenSyverson. and entertainment to the public the biggest concerns among cellphone, it can even beC o m m u n i e a t i o n : Clearwater County FarmersKermy Belcourt, from near and far. Thirtyfamilies that have an elderly used outside the home. Halo Videophones have become Union Co-op Picnic which Clearwater SuperValu, wasyears have passed by quickly! parent or relative living alone Monitoring (halomonitoring. an increasingly popular tool was held at the Stevensonthe first place winner in the total of 61 families is them falling and needing cam) also offers fall detection for keeping in touch with Farm, three miles south of singles costume category,representing the countieshelp. For this, a "personal products, as does Philipsolder loved ones from afar. Clearbrook, on Sunday. TheKeithKubiak, Hartz they live in have been named emergency response system" (, maker of the If you're not familiar with afternoon program consisted of Supermarket, won the second the "2005 Farm Families of or PERS is the most affordable popular Lifeline Medical Alert them, videophones are like solution. For about $1 a day Service who just introduced an a telephone with a built-in interesting talks given by Mrs. George Eisert of Euclid, who is a member Of the Minnesota Farmers Union Educational Council; Fred Groniger; Mr. Whitney and Frank Shilston. Prizes, which were donated by several cooperatives in the county and business prize in the singles category. Second place in the group category went to the Yard Stick, Amy Johnson and Faye Terzo. 1998: Like many folks who vacation in the great North the Year" by the University of Minnesota. Representing Clearwater County will be Don and Joyce Trefz, Bagley, who were named Valley Farmer and Homemaker oftheYear in 2004. establishments, were awarded at the end of the program. (available through companies like, lifealert. cam and you can rent the equipment which includes a small transmitter (SOS button) that your mom would wear, giving her the ability to call for help any time she needs to. The drawbacks, AutoAlert option. Home monitoring: Another more expensive option for keeping tabs on your morn is with a "home monitoring system." These systems come with sensors, placed in key areas of your mom's home that learn her daily patterns and camera and video screen that gives you the ability to see the person you're talking to in real time. Two of the best on the market today are the "ASUS Videophone Touch" that works with Skype (, and the "ACN IRIS 3000" (myacn. cam). Both require a high however, are that many seniors notify you if something out speed Interact connection and of the ordinary ts happening On sale at the Bagley forget to wear their SOS button " " " are simple to use. Or, if your Mercantile Co.: grapefruit For example, if your mornmom, and you, both have a juice 46 oz., 27 cents; black tea lb. pkg. 43 cents; doesn t get out of bed at her home computer and a Webcam usual time, or if she went to you can video chat online amiJ ~M4~-~;~c~gefaltl~d ddclm~l ~ " ' ~ " :ijul~e,*::'r46 ,~lz. cal1~*,3B behts. ~ ..- it coma lnolcateqt'tan'or ot~er L.. ~.....-... ~...;...- D~ ~. i~..'.. ~,"..~,'~~v~, .,., ~ ~ theb,~tlm[oom and dldn',t !~ave.. Send your senior questions ...... ~ ;" l i about this type of system is tt I I . . or visit Jim ,, , i~ ~ emerg~Ty..The great ~l.ln.g 5443, Norman, OK 73070, reqmres no mput from your . Miller is a contributor to the . . NB, C Today show and author mom, and you can check m 74C'I , SIS , on her anytmae through a of "The SavvySenior"book. I letjVeterinary I I MM o I Con,o,, :Canine-Feline-Bvine-Equinel [~ ~/~ z, 0 I ,L .~.,.t.~.~.~. v~, ~.. i Mon. - Ffi. - 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. [ ]1" --]l Reply to stolen valor: I ............... I (2 | ...... .... l" [ Sat..- 8 a.m. - Noon recently had the opportunity to 18) 694- IIII 24HOURCRISISLllqE(888)551-6572 (888)559-8559PAGER IIII respond to a question as regards I i By appointment I II E-mail: " [I Dishonorably Discharged ] Dr. John Q. Rol{son i 4 II IIveterans serving on an Honor The great American poet William Carlos Williams taught II | II II Guard. Honor Guards provide us that if a poem can capture a moment in life, and bathe it in e C r lllk4 l,o,eo .e wa,e.,o,.... tionCenterJ l[ militaryhonorsatpublicevents, the lightofthepoet'scloseattention, andmakeitfeelfresh I | P.O. Box 3 Bagley, MN 56621 II funerals and memorials.As you Clear War rs Life ente Ofliee Phone: (218)694-2831 I[read my reply, please keep the and new, that's enough, that's adequate, that's good. Here is a poem like that by Rachel Contreni Flynn, who lives in Illinois. 201 2*aAve. SW Clearbrook MN (218) 776-2789 or (218) 243-2162 "Thank you for your inquiry The Yellow Bowl [ II .I tax: (~18)694-~834 tf-~ title "Honor Guard" in mind... on this topic. On the federal If light pours like water I~ The Christian Solution I tKq Adults. Teens, Children, I , into the kitchen where I sway 1~ toChemical Dependency Friends, Family ,, I level, the VA s standard is that "A Dishonorable Discharge with my tired children, deprives the claimant of all if the rug beneath us gratuitous VA benefits". These is woven with tough flowers, are the benefits veterans are and the yellow bowl on the table entitled to apply for, such rests with the sweet heft of fruit, the sun-warmed plums, as healthcare and financial if my body curves over the babies, assistance. The veteran's conspicuously bad or and if I am singing, offensive behavior provides then loneliness has lost its shape, and this quiet is only quiet. an appropriate exclusion from Poem copyright 2009 by Rachel Contreni Flynn, Alcoholics Mondays -8 p.m. Solway Lutheran Church, Solway1 those benefits. My reply does whose newest book, Tongue, is forthcoming from Red Hen .- Friday - 8 p.m. Shevlixt Fh'e Hall, Shevlin I Anonymous I~. Wednesdays- 8 p.m. At the Dome - westofFiresideI not disrespect the depth of Press. Reprinted from Haywire, Bright Hill Press, 2009, by character the Dishonorablypermission of Rachel Contreni Flynn and the publisher. The k~j Discharged veteran may introduction's author, Ted Kooser, served as United States have achieved later on inPoet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress JJ J life. While it is true they served, the character of that from 2004-2006. We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts. II service was determined to be has to remember that, when is l[ ): "Dishonorable". That veteran DEBIT CARD YOUR GREEN LIGNT II it counted, he failed to meet !1 I " ' the mark, and was a family TO THE WINNER $ CIRCLE! 18) 694-6600 ,fc flawed liability to his unit and comrades- there is no honor BAGLEY 694-65 Dr. Rudd B. Thabes, D.O. Family Practice Nan Vobr MSN, C-FNP Family Nurse Practitioner We are an Aware GoM & M~fica Provider Preferred One & Minnesota Care-Blue Plus LINDAHL & CAGE, LTD Accounting Income Tax OFFICE HOURS - Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - S p.m. Evenings and Weekends By Appointment 224 N. Main, Bagley Phone: 694-6568 DENTAL P.A. MARY JONES, DDS JILL NELSON, DDS TODD SANDWICK, DDS Office at: Peterson Hardware Building 13 Main Ave N, Bagley Phone: 694-6571 tf, in this, no matter what the passage of time brings. The Honor Guard, by its very title, is not an appropriate formation for this veteran. As regards the Dishonorably Discharged veteran, they would do very well to humbly and quietly serve other veterans in need, a suitable demonstration of their gratitude to those who did, successfully, serve with honor. In closing, you'll see that I refer to that former service member as a veteran, acknowledging the initial good days of service that preceded the bad. I remain grateful for your interest in this matter." I welcome your own personal comments. Constructive feedback on your own behalf (not anonymous) to our Commissioners is also a valuable gaugeofhowthisoffice can better serve all veterans and their beneficiaries. Hutch Feeling the need for speed when you're shopping? Pay for your purchases with your debit card, the fastest, easiest way to pay. No more spinning your wheels writing a check. Simply swipe your card and you're ready to roll! 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