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MLS Speech Team completes their season

Members of the MLS Speech Team are back row, left to right: L’Andra Sjokvist, Tanner Lembke, Tom Rogers, Kylie McLain, and Allison Girard. Front row, left to right: Patrick Frazier-Lee, Adri Bohm, and Eden Howery. Not pictured: Allison Voigt and Zavure Frech.

The MLS Speech Team just completed its 2015 season of competition culminating with the State B Speech Meet which took place in Mandan on Saturday, April 25th, 2015. MLS participants at State Speech included Allison Voigt in EPR (Extemporaneous Programmed Reading), and Kylie McLain, who attended as a timer at the event.

Students earn the chance to compete at the State event by competing at Regionals. A first or second place ranking in any of the 14 events qualifies the speaker to compete at State. If the category has a higher number of participants in a particular event, a third speaker may also qualify to go to State. There are 10 regions in the State as set by the North Dakota High School Activities Association. MLS is in Region 8, which has 12 member schools.

Region 8 competition was held in Velva on April 7th, where Allison Voigt placed second in EPR to qualify for State. Patrick Frazier-Lee also made finals in Poetry and placed sixth in the Region. Patrick then shared his poetry with the Mohall Study Club at their meeting in April, where his performance was well received.

In addition to qualifying at Regionals, students may also qualify at Invitational meets throughout the season. MLS attended meets in Washburn and Berthold in February. In March, the team traveled to Garrison, Glenburn, and Minot State University, and then to Velva in April, and finally the State meet in Mandan.

This year’s team members included Allison Voigt from the junior class; sophomores - Kylie McLain and Zavure Frech; freshmen - Tanner Lembke and Tom Rogers; 8th Graders - Allison Girard and Adri Bohm; and 7th Graders - Patrick Frazier-Lee, Eden Howery, and L’Andra Sjokvist. The team was coached by Megan Nelson and Vonda Schmidt.

Tuffy’s Pump Shop and Repair holding a grand
opening at their new Flaxton shop on Friday, May 8th

Andy Tofteland, owner of Tuffy’s Pump Shop and Repair, stands in one of the parts areas of his new expanded shop in Flaxton.

In April of 2011, Andy and Heather Tofteland started their own business called Tuffy’s Pump Shop and Repair. Just two years later, Andy decided to expand that business to add a supply shop in Mohall, ND. Tuffy’s currently has four full-time employees. Matt Strandberg, Operation Manager, Joe Engh and Bruce Abernathey, Pump and Anchor Technicians, and Jenna Braun, Office Manager.

In January of 2015, Tuffy’s expanded their business to Flaxton, ND. They have purchased the old Flaxton Mini Mall, which has sat vacant on Main Street for many years. After many hours of hard work by Tuffy’s staff, it was up and running by February of this year. Tuffy’s carries supplies for roustabouts, work over rigs, along with other various industries. Their inventory includes pipe nipples, oil field fittings, specialized parts, gloves, rags, cleaning supplies, rubber goods, and many other items to meet their customer’s needs. “Staff and myself have contacts with various vendors, so specialized items that are needed can be located, ordered, and available on a timely basis,” commented Andy. Tuffy’s also offers new and repairs of down hole pumps and anchors.

Pictured above: Matt Strandberg sits at the counter area of Tuffy’s Pump Shop and Repair shop in Flaxton.

The Flaxton and surrounding communities have been very supportive about Tuffy’s new business adventure in Flaxton. Customers and townspeople have come in to look at the new changes to the Mini Mall, which has given the staff the opportunity to get to know the surrounding people in the area. A grand opening will be held in Flaxton on Friday, May 8th at their new Tuffy’s Pump Shop and Repair shop from 2:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. One of Tuffy’s vendors, Balon, has generously offered to provide, cook, and serve food for the grand opening; and Mike O’Clair will be providing musical entertainment. The management and staff are excited about their new adventure in Flaxton and invite you to join them for their grand opening.

Business hours for Tuffy’s Pump Shop and Repair in Flaxton is from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tuffy’s Pump Shop and Repair in Mohall is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Both Shops are on call 24 hours, 7 days a week. You may reach them by calling Andy at (701) 833-1809 or Matt at (701) 833-0632 for your supplies, pump, and anchor needs.

Tuffy’s Pump Shop and Repair looks forward to continuing to serve their customers in both Mohall and Flaxton, as well as the surrounding area.

Governor Dalrymple extends statewide fire emergency through Friday, May 8th
Governor Jack Dalrymple has extended a statewide fire emergency through Friday, May 8th to protect against fire outbreaks.

Dalrymple said the state’s County Commissioners should assess their counties’ fire threat and be prepared to authorize a county burn ban, if necessary, once the statewide fire emergency expires May 8th.

“I have extended the statewide fire emergency because of the significant threat of uncontrolled fire that still exists throughout the state,” Dalrymple said. “However, the state’s County Commissioners have authority to issue their own burn bans, and they should be prepared to manage their specific needs for any additional fire restrictions once the statewide fire emergency expires.”

In his executive order, Dalrymple issued a burn ban for areas in the North Dakota Fire Danger Rating designated as “High,” “Very High,” or “Extreme,” and/or when a Red Flag Warning has been issued for an area. Burning will be allowed in designated areas with a “Low” or “Moderate” Fire Danger Rating if approved by the local fire response authority that has jurisdiction over the area.

Dalrymple has also activated the North Dakota State Emergency Operations Plan to make state assistance available to local and tribal officials in the event of a fire emergency. In addition, the Governor has authorized the Adjutant General to activate and make available North Dakota National Guard resources in support of local and tribal governments.

The Governor first issued a statewide fire emergency on April 1st, in response to dry conditions, unseasonably high temperatures, and high winds.

Summer Fastpitch
Softball League

Girls ages 8 through 18 from the Mohall area who may be interested in playing on fastpitch softball league are asked to contact Jay Abernathey at 263-1230.

Again this year, plans are to have two teams - a 12 and under team, and an 18 and under team. Last year the teams played on Tuesday and Thursday nights after 5:00 p.m.

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