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What are you getting mom for Mother’s Day?

Published: Friday, May 9, 2014 11:16 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, May 9, 2014 11:22 a.m. CDT

It’s that time of year again. Mother’s Day. It gets kind of challenging trying to figure out what you should get your mother when she is almost 80 years old. I settled for what I called the easy alternative.

It’s called cash and a card! You can’t go too far wrong with cash. That way my mom can get whatever she wants.

I’m sure the usual assortment of mom’s day gifts will be going out — chocolates, jewelry and flowers to name a few. The best present in my book when we were growing up was taking mom out to eat, that way everyone gets to celebrate the day.

My wife enjoys a nice steak off the grill so Mother’s Day at our house will be spent on the deck.


I had a chance to take in a little fishing here as of late. The bass are back in full swing. I caught several nice four and five pounders. The report from the crappie fishermen is they are starting to come into the “bite.” The walleye are also out in full force from my report. The fishing season is off and running.


It looks like the local farmers are starting to put it into high gear on their planters. It has been kind of a rough start to the planting season so far. The winter dragging far into the spring season has slowed down a lot of folks on getting their fields planted. The report I saw from the state yesterday said less than 25 percent of the corn is planted so far. It is going to be a busy month if you’re farming!


For those of you who need a little football fix, tonight is the start of the NFL draft. It is always fun to see the college kids get a new job and team. I would not be surprised to see a number of trades both up and down to get a player that some team is looking for. The draft is late this year. So it will be interesting to see if that effects getting all the rookies signed and into camp.

More football

Look in the Creston News Advertiser starting the week of May 19 for a chance to see an Iowa Barnstormers game at a bargain price. Several local merchants are helping to sponsor a Creston/southwest Iowa night at a Barnstormers game on June 14. There will be a pre-game tailgate and the Creston High Peppers will be performing during the game.

Creston Living

Look for another edition of the Creston Living magazine coming out right after Memorial Day. The well-read magazine will offer up another taste of country and suburban living. The magazine will feature many of the local merchants and folks you do business with.

New Mill

I had a chance to tour the new soy flour mill when Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds were in town the other day. What a great facility and nice addition to our town. It looks like CHS did it right with the “state of the art” plant.

They built the facility with expansion in mind. You can learn more about the plant in Kyle Wilson’s story in today’s paper. The value added facility will help the farmers in the area a great deal.


We are now down to the last few weeks of school. There will be a number of local high school graduations around the Memorial Day weekend. Tomorrow is graduation for SWCC at the Creston campus. Retiring English teacher Dave Neas will be delivering the commencement speech.

Thought for the week: “A verbal contract is not worth the paper it’s written on.” — Samuel Goldwyn

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