Farmers, city folk find ways to deal with rain

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There have been plenty of challenges the past few weeks. Stormy wet weather has put some of our schedules and plans awash. Farmers and city folk have found it difficult to do field work and spring garden/lawn chores. Finally it appears most of us have overcome the challenges and have been moving along.
That was quite evident this past week when we spotted a man mowing his lawn during a rain storm. He was walking behind his mower while trying to keep dry by holding an umbrella over his head. Later we were happy to report his mowing challenge was completed successfully.
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The warmer weather and a little sunshine have brought the urge to go fishing. I thought I enjoyed fishing and my enthusiasm for the sport never wavered until recently when I read a newspaper article written by C.B. Bylander of Baxter, Minn. Bylander claimed half the fun is catching the fish and half the fun is complaining about it.
He backed up his claim by listing the challenges of fishing such as fly line tangles, jig-inhaling rocks, bickering among the fishing partners over smartphone lake map preferences, boat ramp dummies launching their boats, and even the uncooperative leeches that seem to avoid becoming bait on the pointed end of a hook.
But, as a true fisherman, I still fail to lose complete faith in the sport. I am anxious to take on the challenges of fishing.
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A suburban medical center back east reported a break-in. Three people stole several colonoscopies worth $450,000. The scopes are used to examine colons during colonoscopies. The police detective said this was not something that a typical pawnshop might accept and then added that it was not yet clear whether it was an “inside job.”
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The City of Omaha has been attempting to draft an ordinance controlling the use of plastic bags in an effort to cut down on litter. Plastic bag litter is certainly a problem in most communities throughout the United States. However, the enormity of the problem is not just confined to the United States, or even limited just to the plastic bags. It is estimated over five trillion plastic bags are used each year globally.
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One little gal has questioned, “If they can put one man on the moon, why can’t they put them all?”

RL Furse  is publisher emeritus of the News-Register

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