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-4A WEDNESDAY, FEB. 25. 2009 Milestones SIDNEY HERALD Finding simple cel phone in today's market Dear Savvy Senior, I'm looking for an easy-to- use, senior-friendly cell phone without all the bells and whis- ties. What's available today? Technology Phobic Dear Phobic, Not everybody wants a cell phone for text messaging, tak- ing pictures, listening to mu- sic or surfmg the Web. Some people actually want one for the sole purpose of making and receiving calls. If you're in the market for a simplified cell phone with limited fea- tures, that's easy to see, hear and use, you're in luck. There are several on the market that are specifically designed with seniors and technophobes in mind. Here are several to check out: Jitterbug: These simple cell phones have been a huge success since they hit the market a few years ago. Made by Samsung, the Jitterbug (www.jitterbug.com; 800-918- 8543) comes in two flip-open models - the "Dial." which has a full numerical keypad, and the "OneTouch," which has only three buttons labeled 'Operator," "911" and "My Choice" for any number you program in. Both models pro- vide large-size text on a brightly colored screen, and "yes" and "no" buttons, rather than confusing icons to choose easy-to-understand op- tions. They also offer voice di- aling, an ear cushion that cups around your ear to im- prove sound quality, a 24-hour jitterbug operator who will place calls for you, and option- al services like voice mail, roadside assistance and even simple texting. Both Jitterbug phones sell for $147 with no contract, and calling plans that start at $10 per month, plus talk-time. "SAvvY SENIOR" Y A,  SR QEm - WE r  SA ANSWER ClarityLife: Available to consumers just since Novem- ber 2008, this new rectangular shaped phone focuses on sim- plicity and amplification for seniors with hearing loss. It comes with a big bright dis- play screen with magnified text, simple four-button navi- gation (along with a full nu- meric keypad that slides out from the bottom of the phone), a dedicated one-touch emergency button that will in- stantly contact loved ones and a volume control that ampli- fies incoming sound up to 20 decibels. It's also hearing aid compatible and comes with a handy built-in flashlight. Available at www.clarityprod- ucts.com (or 800-426-3738) for $270 with no required con- tract, the ClarityLife sells as an "unlocked" handset, which means it can be used on any GSM network, such as T-mo- bile, AT&T and Sprint. Knack: Also new on the [(IIV Informational Presentation Thursday, Feb. 26 7:30 - 8:30 pm Sidney Public Library (basement) Come end hear the reality of how the Reliv products have helped people regain their health and how the Reliv opportunity has given them hope for their finances. Hear live stories at this no obligation, fun way to hear about a company that is chan#ing people "s lives/ market, this is an uncompli- cated flip-phone that recently earned the Good Housekeep- ing Seal. Available through Verizon Wireless (www.veri- zonwireless.com; 800-256- 4646), the Knack offers lots of -senior-friendly features like elevated number keys, a bright colorful screen, simpli- fied menu with adjustable font sizes, a dedicated 911 but- ton. three programmable "In Case of Emergency" (ICE) contacts, a built-in speaker- phone and voice command op- tion, and it's hearing aid com- patible to boot. The Knack sells for $40 with a two-year contract and monthly calling plans'starting at $30 for cus- tomers age 65 and older. OTHER PHONES There are several other sim- plified phones new to the mar- ket that are worth a look in- cluding the Pantech Breeze available through AT&T (www.wireless.att.com; 888- 333-6651); HandleEasy 330 and 326i created by Doro (www.doro.com); ChitterChat- ter 1890 developed by Hop-on Wireless (www.hop-on.com); and the Coupe which is sold by Verizon Wireless (www.verizonwireless.com; 800-256-4646). CHEAPER OPTION If you're interested in a cell phone for the primary pur- pose of being able to get assis- tance in emergencies, you can save money by choosing a pre- paid or pay-as-you-go calling plan. With these plans you prepay for a certain amount of minutes with no required contract. Companies that of- fer them include AT&T, T-Mo- bile, Verizon, U.S. Cellular, Alltel, Tracfone. Virgin Mo- bile, Boost Mobile and Con- sumer Cellular. Another op- tion for lower income seniors over age 60 is a national pro- gram called Phones for Life that provides free emergency only cell phones. Visit www.phones41ife.org or call 818-569-3057 to see if you qual- ify, Also check with your local law enforcement agency or area aging agency to see if there's an emergency cell phone program near you. Unlimited Calling - Call anyone on any network in the U.S. ° Even landlines = Talk as much as you want , Flat rate of $99.99 monthly access for Basic Plan VoyagerbyLG Touch technology. S 1 99.99 ;;;Itv: ° $249.99 2-year retail price - $50 mail-in rebate debit card With new 2 year activation, NEW THIS WEEK: Tuesday, Feb. 24 • Freezer Burn • Scourge • The Librarian: Cruse of the • Sex Drive Judas Chalice • What Just Happened Krave Touch and move! $149.99 $199.99 2-year retail price -SSO maiFin rebate debit card With new 2 year activation. ElectricLand, Inc. 120 East Main St., Village Square Mall Sidney, MT 59270 406-433-4370 ElectricLand of Glendive 1515 E West Bell, West Plaza Shopping Center Glendive, MT 59330 Memorial service for Ilene Dorothy Riedel, 72, Fairview, is at 10 a.m., Sat- urday, Feb. 28, 2009, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Fairview with Pastor Louise Christensen officiating. A celebration of Ilene's life will be held on Friday, Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m. at Zion Luther- an Church in Fairview. Ushers are Ves Hurley and Gary Barker. Honorary cas- ketbearers are all of Ilene's grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews. Inter- ment of cremains will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, ND., under the di- rection of the Fulkerson Fu- neral Home of Sidney. Re- membrances and condo- lences may' be shared with the family at www.fulker- sons,com. Ilene Dorothy Riedel was born in Fairview on Jan. 8, 1937. She died on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at her daugh- ter's home in Delano, Minn. In the meantime she was a busy women and made a lot of people love her. She was the youngest of eight chil- dren born to Walter and Mary Riedel, German immi- grants from Russia. She loved Fairview, the town and the people. Ilene's parents gave her a wonderful childhood grow- ing up in rural Fairview with her many siblings and cousins. She was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith. Ilene was proud of her perfect atten- dance for all of her years at Sunday school. She was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church in Fairview. She attended grade school at Central School and graduated from Fairview High School in 1954. Ilene married William Dore in 1958 and had four children: Michael, Sabrina, Sheila and Charisse. She was an amazing single moth- er to them. Mistakes were Funeral service for Mabel Irene Jones, 94, Sidney is at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, at the Fulkerson Memorial Chapel with Father Michael Belinsky officiating. Caskethearers are Tim Be- linski, Pat Belinski, Brian Schmitt, Kevin Price, Nathan Jones, Ryan Jones, Troy Jones, DaroldJones, Quinn Jones and Bo Jones. Honorary casketbearers are all of Mabel's many friends and family, Interment will be in the Sidney Cemetery" Sidney, un- der the direction of the Fulk- erson Funeral Home of Sid- ney, Remembrances and con- dolences may be shared with the family at www.fulker- sons.com. Mabel Irene was born on Friday, Aug. 13, 1914, to John J. and Julia Leah (Curtiss) Obituaries -- ::i . - Ilene Dorothy Riedel 1937-2009 made, but she was always there to help put things back together, lend an ear, or sometimes cash. She faced many challenges in her life. The most devastating was the death of her son Michael in 1980. She shared great memo- ries with her daughters from the years she managed the Snak Shak in Fairview, but found her place in 1983 when she started working at Super Vain. She had second, third and fourth families at the store. Ilene watched a gener- ation of young people and then their children grow up. She loved being there, and she especially loved her "box boys." Many of them grew up to be extraordinary men. You know who you are. She loved all the little kids and often loaned them money or just gave them quarters. If someone unfamiliar came into the store she would find out who they were and why they were in town. Always nQsey and didn't care who knew it. Ilene loved to cook. She was interested and wasn't afraid to ask people about new recipes they were trying based on the groceries they were buying. She loved cook- books and had a large collec- tion. She also had quite a shoe collection. We told her if her house burned down Mabel Irene Jones 1914-2009 Kallevig in Norway Lake, Minn. - - In 1918 the family moved to Mona. In 1928, they moved to Fairview. Mabel worked at the Richland Caf6 for owner Ernie Turner before meeting Darold C. Jones in 1930. 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Central Ave. • 433-3055 Lots of off street parking • www.videohotspot.com 10 am-lO pm Mon.-Thurs. • 10 am-ll pm Fri. & Sat. • ll am-lO pm Sun. people would think she had a dead cow in her bedroom. More than anything, Ilene loved people. She had a fabu- - lous sense of humor and loved to share a good joke. She always managed to find something to laugh about and didn't let her long battle with cancer get her down. She was concerned about other people who were sick and always asked about them. She was generous, compassionate and had re- markable strength. We were all lucky to have her in our lives. Ilene had a great last year living in Minnesota with her daughter Sabrina andher family; although she missed her home and her people af- ter leaving Super Valu in the fall of 2007. She loved her lake view and enjoyed being with her grandchildren. She spoiled them rotten, same for the family dog. She flew to Las Vegas iast July with her grandson Michael to vis- it Sheila. She hadn't been on a plane since 1958. She really enjoyed the trip. Her beloved son Michael preceded Ilene in death. Also passing on before her were her parents, Walter and Mary Riedel; her brothers, Herbert (Agnes), Harold (Frieda) and Victor Riedel; he]: sisters, Helen (Albert) Miller, Belva Jean Gable and Esther Riedel. Her daughters survive her: Sabrina (Pat) Steer, Delano, Minn., Sheila (Rob) Mor- timer, North Las Vegas, Nev., and Charisse Gross, Fairview; her grandchil- dren, Brittany, Michael and Ramie Steer, Tyler and Ash- ley Gross; a brother, Albert (.Bernice) Riedel, Fairview, N.D.; sisters-in-law, Lillian Riedel, Fairview, N.D., and Louise Christensen, Sidney; brother-in-law, Tom Gable, Fairview; many dearly loved cousins, nieces and nephews. riage on Jan. 20, 1933, at the Lonsdale United Methodist Church parsonage in Sidney with Clifford Kallevig and Hylah Lee as witnesses. . They lived in several. homes before moving in March of 1943 to Port Or- chard, Wash., during World War II returning to Sidney when her husband, Darold, was drafted in April of 1944. They purchased the MacArthur Place, southeast area in Sidney, behind Quillings Market. Then in June of 1948, they purchased the acreage southeast of Sid- ney three and half miles on the Yellowstone River. They built a new house in Novem- ber of 1956 east of the Trian- gle Nite Club, across the rail- road tracks and they sold the acreage southeast of Sidney to MDU. Her husband, Darold, died in October of 1981 and Mabel remained in her home. Mabel was a longtime member of the Lonsdale United Methodist Church in Sidney, She enjoyed cooking, gardening, hunting, baking, fishing, sewing and canning. She also enjoyed visiting with family and friends. Ma- bel was very witty and had a great sense of humor. Mabel loved to reminisce about old times and childhood memo- ries. Mabel died at her home in Sidney late Saturday evening, Feb. 21, 2009. Surviving her are: three sons, Bill (Diane) Jones, Billings, Clifford (Marcella) Jones and John (Lois) Jones, all of Sidney; two daughters, Loretta (Bill) Belinski, Billings, and Dorothy (Sh- eryU) Price, Glendive; two brothers, Leonard (Martha) Kallevig, Montrose, Colo., and Roy (Gloria) Kallevig, Sidney; three sisters, Phyllis (Wesley) Smith, Sheridan, Wyo., Doris (Adrian) Ehlke, Port Angeles, Wash., and Shirley Martini, Laurel; 20 grandchildren; 48 great- grandchildren; and 12 great- great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband Darold Jones; daughter Virginia Koch; brothers Clifford; Chester and Leverne; sisters Pearl (Joseph) Boland, Gladys (Sig)Andreason and Hazel; infant sister Vera.