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Arkansas man, 87, gets last climb on combine


September 17, 2017

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — At a farm outside Conway, an 87-year-old man climbed onto a combine to harvest corn for about an hour Sunday afternoon.

It's an event Bernie Samuels had been anticipating for at least 15 years, since the day he turned to his wife and said, "Before I die I want to see how they harvest corn now."

After spending time working in a cornfield in Wisconsin as a teen, Samuels thought about returning to the harvest often. But he did not know how he would manage it until a few weeks ago, when the Fayetteville resident got a call from Kevin Van Pelt, an extension agent for Conway...

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