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Chores pay off for Marshfield 10-year-old


Marshfield’s Cash Cantrell learned a valuable life lesson in the purchase of his first shotgun. The 10-year-old often visits Rifleman Gun and Pawn off the square in Marshfield. Over the years, he’s befriended the older men that work there and looks forward to chatting with them when visiting the shop.

A few months ago, he went to his friends with a proposal to purchase a gun through layaway.

“He just loves going in there with his grandpa when there’s no school,” explained Cash’s mother, Lacey Cantrell. “He saw a double barrel 28 gauge shotgun and the though it was cool… kind of like his cowboy gun.”

Cash knew he had to have it. He talked to his mom non-stop about buying the gun, so she suggested he look into a payment plan for the gun with a $980 price tag.

When his friends at the shop agreed, he got to work.

“He mowed yards, painted the shop, picked up walnuts and worked chores around the farm to make his monthly payment towards the gun,” his mother added. “It didn’t take him as long as we though it would and it was impressive. We were proud.”

His mom, dad and little brother and sister went with him to pick it up. He has enjoyed shooting skeet and looks forward to using it in the future.

“It was so rewarding for him to have this experience,” she said. “I hope he keeps up the good attitude and works this hard for everything he wants in life.”


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