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Renville County Fair scheduled for
Wednesday, July 8th and Thursday, July 9th

The annual Renville County Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, July 8th, and Thursday, July 9th at the Mohall Fairgrounds.

Renville County Fair invites visitors of all ages to attend and participate in both days of fair activities. There are many opportunities and events going on these days. Kicking off the activities will be the exhibit area opening to the public and activities beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8th. That afternoon there will be many activities for the area youth.

Wednesday morning starting at 11:00 a.m. all open class exhibits can be entered from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with 4-H exhibits being interview judged starting at 11:00 a.m. Open Class exhibit judging will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The 4-H concession stand will be open and the pie social will run from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Beginning at 2:00 p.m. and running the rest of the day will be the commercial vendor show. Numerous local businesses have reserved their spots! Also new this year will be a photo booth sponsored by Farmers Union Insurance Company. At 2:30 p.m. will be the small animal (Rabbits and Pets) show for 4-H participants. Starting at 3:30 p.m., SRT Communications will be sponsoring a Coin Hunt for children ages 3 to 8. A kids’ tractor pull for children ages 3 to 8 will be held at 4:30 p.m. and is also being sponsored by SRT Communications. This looks like a busy afternoon – but we will coordinate it so that youth can participate in all the activities that they are interested in.

At 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 9th, exhibits will open for public viewing. The 4-H livestock show will also be starting at 9:00 a.m. on the 9th. 4-H’ers will be showing larger animals including goats, pigs, sheep, and cattle beginning at 9:00 a.m. The afternoon will be filled with entertainment for children of all ages. Games and activities for all ages will be included in the Barnyard Olympics scheduled from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Prizes and awards will be sponsored by Renville County Farmers Union. At 2:30 p.m. will be the Horse Show. Root Beer floats will be for sale also starting at 3:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to participate in the Pet and Doll Parade scheduled for 3:30 p.m. The parade will be held right at the fairgrounds. Bring your favorite pet, doll, or toy and enter into the contest! Participants are asked to be there by 3:00 p.m. to register. A fun event to watch is the 4-H Round Robin Showmanship competition. This will be held at 4:00 p.m. by the livestock barn area. Winners in the Junior and Senior Showmanship categories will get the opportunity to show all breeds of animals. These young showmen will have the opportunity to show off their animal-handling skills.

The evening will continue with the 4-H Livestock Premium Sale at 6:00 p.m. All businesses and individuals are ... (To read this article and more, see this week's issue of the Renville County Farmer.)

Citizens State Bank at Mohall holds their 100th celebration

One of the popular games was the balloon toss, which was held on the street between the City Park and Zion Lutheran Church in Mohall.

In honor of their 100th celebration, Citizens State Bank at Mohall, with branches in Sherwood and Lansford, sponsored a free catered meal in the Fellowship Hall at Zion Lutheran Church, Mohall. Over 300 people attended.

Pictured above are three of the five cakes baked and decorated by Kathy Gilbraith for the bank’s 100th Celebration.

Dizzy the Clown was kept busy during the 100th celebration on Thursday, June 25th making balloon figures for the children.

Winners of the daily door prizes drawn for throughout the week were:

Monday: JoAnn Savelkoul (TV); Leonard Smith ($100 Savings).
Tuesday: Jane Frame (IPad); Ryan Morlock ($100 Savings).
Wednesday: Barb Johnson (TV); Jodi Wick ($100 Savings).
Thursday: Sarita Allen (Medora Trip); Cheryl Overby ($100 Savings).
Friday: Tom Gehringer (IPad); ReNee Lakefield ($100 Savings).
Girls’ Bike: Mercedes Espeseth; and Boys’ Bike: Gannon Hall.

Hearts and Hands Training held
at Zion Lutheran Church in Mohall

Above photo by Rene Enders
On Thursday, June 11th, the CAWS North Dakota Faith-Based Initiative on Demoestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Mohall and Kenmare Safe Community Coalitions, and Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic and Sexual Violence presented Hearts and Hands: Building Partnerships Between Rural Domestic and Sexual Violence Service Providers and Rural Faith Communities. The Training was held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Zion Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, Mohall.

Following the registration, morning refreshments, and the welcome and introduction of those present, attendees took part in 10 different activities. Five of those activities were held in the morning before the lunch break, with two 15 minute breaks given.

Activity 1: Building a Definition of Domestic Violence.
Activity 2: Learning More About Trauma.
Activity 3: “Why Doesn’t She Just Leave?”
Activity 4: How Could Sexual Violence Affect a Faith Community?
Activity 5: Sexual Violence: Can We Please Talk About It?

Following the lunch break from 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. the training continued on the final five activities, with another break session from 3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. The afternoon sessions were:

Activity 6: The Ugly Language of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.
Activity 7: Building Bridges Between Advocates and Faith Leaders.
Activity 8: Response Skills for Faith Leaders: Initial Response to Disclosure.
Activity 9: Response Skills for Faith Leaders: Long-Term Support.
Activity 10: Rural Case Study Discussion.
The training ended with an Evaluations and Closing session.

The workshop was open to law enforcement, Social Workers, Nurses, EMTs, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault Advocates, ND Professional Counselors, Pastors, and any
others in the area who were interested in the training.

MLS Dollars for Scholars chapter awards scholarships to local students
In its 8th year, MLS Dollars For Scholars (DFS) chapter gave out a total of $5,300 to ten graduating MLS students enrolling in post-secondary education. The 2015 scholarship recipients in the amount of $600 each were: Madeline Solemsaas, Andrew Wherley, Kilee Radzwill, and Hailee Depute. The recipients in the amount of $400 each were: Naomi Brendsel, Connor Brackenbury, Nicole Hanson, Tyrell Schmidt, Cole Feland, and Brody Ellingson. Tyrell Schmidt also received a State Dollars for Scholars scholarship for $500.

For any questions regarding the MLS Dollars for Scholars organization, feel free to email Nathaniel Buynak at

MLS Dollars for Scholars Awards Pass Through Scholarships
MLS DFS also had the pleasure of selecting the recipients for three Pass Through Scholarships in the Mohall Lansford Sherwood area. Pass Through Scholarships are local scholarships that are judged based on a combination of criteria selected by the donors, as well as criteria set forth by the MLS DFS Board.

Farmers Union Oil of Mohall/Sherwood’s scholarship is awarded to the applicant with parents as members of the North Dakota Farmers Union and selects an occupation interest that involves agriculture, or a business favorable to a rural community. Madeline Solemsaas received this scholarship in the amount of $600.

Buynak Family Agricultural Scholarship was established in February 2013 to aid in post high school education for a student interested in any Ag studies. Andrew Wherley received this scholarship in the amount of $600.

Clyde Bahl Memorial Scholarship was established in March 2012. Clyde was a bus driver for the Mohall School for over 20 years. Clyde’s wife, Lillian, and their four sons, Robert, Curtis, Kent, and Michael, organized this scholarship to aid a student in post high school education. Nicole Hanson received this scholarship in the amount of $600.

Mohall Fire Department Scholarship. The Mohall Fire Department awarded two $600 scholarships this year to graduating seniors. The Mohall Fire Department is an integral part of keeping the community safe and is proud to present the scholarships to Hailee Depute and Connor Brackenbury.

Mohall American Legion, George Thomas Taylor Post #52 awarded a scholarship to a Mohall Lansford Sherwood graduating senior, to pursue their college education. This year’s recipient is Kilee Radzwill in the amount of $600.

Eastern Star. Mohall’s Order of the Eastern Star this year donated funds to make a scholarship available to a graduating senior from MLS. Naomi Brendsel has the honor of being this year’s recipient for the Eastern Star Scholarship in the amount of $600.

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