Ringer Digest
October/November/December 2020
A Charter of the NHPA
Official Publication of the Minnesota Gopher State Horseshoe Pitchers' Association
Charter Bulletin Board
New Tournament  Added
The Turkey Toss Tournament will be held in Isanti on Saturday November 21st
See the details in the Tournament Information section below

Tournament Directors

I would like to start working on the 2021 Tournament Schedule ASAP, here is hoping that things will be somewhat if not back to normal for the Season to begin on schedule next year. Please reach out to me with the any tournament information that you would like on the website.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any question's comments or concerns.

That is all for now, see you on the Courts!
Josh Olson
NHPA Regional Director

The following is reprinted from a recent NHPA announcement
NHPA Members:

This announcement is an exciting time for us, and we hope for the entire NHPA membership. We are pleased to be part of a venture that will last a lifetime. Everyone knows how exhilarating and exciting the sport of horseshoes can be, and we are delighted to be allowed to bring the pinnacle of horseshoe pitching to a broader fanbase. 

We can now share the excitement of the NHPA and horseshoe competition with new and existing fans of the sport. The launch of Trading Cards will play a key role in preserving the history of our sport and sharing information about many record-breaking competitors in the collectibles space.

We hope that these trading cards will bring people together collecting, trading, and discussing the techniques, and the styles of some of the greatest horseshoe pitchers and competitors that ever existed. Here are a few samples of the cards that you will see in the sets.

To place your orders, go to www.horseshoepitching.com 
On the center of the main webpage, click on the link: https://horseshoepitching.com/about-us/nhpa-trading-cards. You can see the list of sets and the people in those sets. You also have the choice to look at the front and back of the cards.

The number of 1st Edition packs are limited to 100 sets of each division, and these will be the only 1st edition sets produced, which make these very collectable. There will also be "special" cards in some of the packs. (not all packs will have that "Special Card") We will also be creating all the other divisions as well, Elder's, Seniors, Cadets, and Juniors. These will all have 1st edition sets with a "Special Card" inside some of these packs.

Sets are $20.00 + shipping costs. No taxes will be added on your purchase. This works just as a shopping cart at other online retailers. There are no limits to the number of sets you may purchase.

Enjoy this new addition to your NHPA horseshoe pitching experience!


Obituary - Phyllis Fillafer

     Some more sad news to share...Phyllis Fillafer, wife of Harry Fillafer, from Moorhead, MN, both strong supporters of horseshoes in Minnesota and North Dakota, passed away Tuesday, October 13.

     Both Phyllis and Harry would show up at many MN and ND tournaments, cheering on pitchers and keeping score.  Even though they were from the east side of the Red River, you could be sure to see Phyllis and Harry at many an NDHPA Hall of Fame Banquet as well as at NDHPA meetings where Harry would share his ideas and thoughts in support of horseshoes everywhere.  In a gesture of deep gratitude for their ongoing support, Phyllis and Harry were awarded the NDHPA Appreciation award in 2010.

     Phyllis was born on November 19, 1932, to Robert and Judith (Holte) Olson in MoorheadMN. She attended Oak Mound School thru the 8th grade and graduated from Moorhead Senior High School.  After high school she attended Dakota Business College, then met Harry Fillafer at a dance, which sparked their lifelong love.  They were united in marriage on June 19, 1953. They lived in Fargo for two years before building their home in rural Moorhead, near the family farm where they still live today. There, she raised two children, Richard and Sherry. When the kids entered junior high school, Phyllis worked at Concordia College and was influenced by her aunt to become a school bus driver and drove for the Moorhead School District for 21 years before working as an administrative assistant for the District for another 6 years. She retired in 1998.
     Phyllis was a lifelong member of Oak Mound Congregational United Church of Christ. She was very active in the church community where she volunteered as a Sunday School teacher and participated in Ladies Aid.   Social activities with dear friends through the years included homemakers, over 25 years of square dancing, camping, 4-H, bowling, and volunteering countless hours at the Sons of Norway.  She enjoyed creative works of ceramics, cross-stitching and sewing.
     Phyllis was a woman of practicality with a great sense of humor. She loved to socialize and enjoyed being behind the scenes to help coordinate and organize any family or community event.  She enjoyed working and loved keeping busy with her children's and grandchildren's activities.  Being fond of adventure, Phyllis and Harry traveled across the United States, internationally, and explored numerous destinations by cruise or group bus tours.
     Phyllis is survived by her husband of 67 years, Harry; children, Richard (Carol) Fillafer and Sherry Fillafer; grandchildren, Jonathan Fillafer and Sarah Fillafer; brother, Robert "Sonny" Olson; sister, Orpha Poehls; and many other loving relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Judith; infant daughter; and sister, Linda Sauter.
      Visitation will be held on Friday, October 23, 2020, from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at Wright Funeral Home, MoorheadMN. Visitation will continue on Saturday, October 24, 2020, from noon - 1:00 P.M., followed by the funeral service at 1:00 P.M. at Wright Funeral Home, MoorheadMN. A livestream of the service will be available on her webpage at www.wrightfuneral.com where a guestbook and video tribute may also be found. Burial will be at Oak Mound Cemetery, Rural Moorhead, MN, following the service.
Memorial preferred to Oak Mound Cemetery.

Obituary - Myron Transgrud

Myron Trangsrud, longtime pitcher from Valley City, passed away Tuesday, October 6.  Services are 11:00am, Tuesday, October 13 in Valley City at Elim Evangelical Free Church.  COVID guidelines for attending are included in the obituary posted below.  The service will be livestreamed by Lerud Mathias Funeral Home via their web site.

Cards can be sent in c/o Lerud Mathias Funeral Home, 515 Central Ave N, Valley City, ND  58072.

Miki Tanner-Bendickson
Secretary, NDHPA

Myron Trangsrud, age 86, of Valley City, ND, died Tuesday, October 6th at Sanford on Broadway in Fargo, ND due to medical conditions associated with pneumonia, leukemia, and COVID-19. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, October 13th at Elim Evangelical Free Church in Valley City. Due to COVID 19, ND State Health Department regulations will be followed and masks will be required. Visitation will be held on Monday, October 12th from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Lerud Mathias Funeral Home and one hour before the service at the church on Tuesday morning. Interment will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Valley City, ND.
Myron Arlington Trangsrud, the son of Ben and Clara Trangsrud was born August 9th, 1934 on the Trangsrud farm. Myron grew up in the Enderlin, ND area and attended rural school and graduated from Enderlin School. Myron met Lois Jorgenson and married the love of his life on August 25th, 1957. The couple made their home in Valley City, ND, where Myron worked at Culligans and Valley City Public Works before his retirement. He enjoyed country music, playing his accordion, bowling, horseshoes, dancing and playing cards. He loved being around family and friends and was very well known by many. He had a big heart and a big smile. Myron brought so much joy to everyone around him. He was a member of Elim Free Church, Barnes County Wildlife Club, VFW Post 2764, and the Valley City Eagles Club. Myron is survived by his three children, Danette (Dale) Knudson, Janeen (Gary) Anderson both of Valley City and Lonny (Jodi) Trangsrud of Eau Claire, WI; 6 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Lyla Trangsrud; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lois; his parents; a brother; and 6 sisters. Myron will truly be missed. Lerud Mathias Funeral Home is assisting Myron's family with arrangements. Myron's funeral service will be live streamed as well as archived and can be viewed along with his online guestbook and tribute page at www.lerudschuldt.com.

Spring Board Meeting Minutes - prepared by Ann Hagman

June 20, 2020
V.F.W. Forest Lake
Meeting held 9:04 am until 10:22 am.
In attendance: Rick Wright, Jeff Washburn, Josh Olson, Ann Hagman, April Lynch, Helen Hawkinson, Michelle F0ard, Eric Dehkes and Joe Mueller.
Rick welcomed Jeff to the council and asked that both VP's contact their league contacts to get a gauge on their plans for this year. This is going to be an odd year.
Ann reported we currently have 174 renewals, compared to last year at this time we had 339. For 2020, only 3 clubs have submitted renewals. Current bank balance is $5,475 with no planned expenditures for this year.
April reported her plans for a big and little tournament.
Helen is working on revisions to the constitution and bylaws, to update it with previously agreed changes, the council will review prior to release.
Joe has no 2020 nominations.
Josh reported he has been reaching out tournament directors, all July and August tournaments are currently cancelled. The 2020 World Tournament in Monroe, LA has been cancelled. Future tournaments will be 2021 in Winnemucca, NV, 2022 in Lansing, MI and 2023 in Monroe, LA. Reminder, both Michelle and Josh moderate our facebook page. I will update Pitcher of the Year info, but there has not been much to post, due to limited tournaments.
Jeff reached out to his clubs, those he made contact with report various level of planned activity, several leagues are not running this year, he did confirm Dan Patch, Montgomery and Litchfield are active. A few are unable to play due to their pits being on city property.
Eric reports Pine City has the same issue and will not be playing this year.
Michelle noted that people respond better to a personal touch, reaching out with a phone call is more personal than sending emails. During these trying times, we all need to stay in touch.
State Tournament: Rick noted there is hope for Hibbing to be able to host the state tournament. They should know by early July. Plan is for anyone with a Natstat average, or the interested player can pitch 100 shoes to qualify (and have active membership), will qualify for state entry. We will continue the promotional membership option of $25 of a person who has never been a member or has been inactive for at least 5 years. Rick is meeting with Genola to discuss options for future hosting of our state tournament, more to come.
Forest Lake and Bertha courts are open for use and available for tournaments if other sites MGSHPA are unable to meet needs, please reach out if you wish to hold a tournament.

Jeff Washburn
Southern Vice President
by Jeff Washburn

     Greetings to my fellow friends of the great game of horseshoes. I just finished round one of leaf raking and will continue the process many more times well into November. I imagine there are quite a few of you doing the same thing. It was a remarkably different horseshoe season this year, starting back in March when that terrible virus surfaced and began affecting many parts of our lives, some of which we have been so accustomed to doing routinely and without thought. In my discussions with the Southern horseshoe clubs this spring, some started their leagues with a reduced number of members, some with only a few members, and other clubs with no pitching at all. Courts located in city or county owned parks were basically idled for most if not all activities during 2020. Minnesota managed to hold a few tournaments, so thanks to those (y'all know who you are) who took the time to create those opportunities for us.
It has been very easy to get discouraged, irritated, and worried this year with all that has been going on. I would encourage all of us think about those things that are really important, like family and friends, and more about what we can still do rather than all the things we can't do. What can we do to keep ourselves energized and healthy? I put more miles on my bicycle this summer than in the past 20 years. I pitched more horseshoes in my back yard (yes, I know not all have a court available so close). I read more, spent more time with my close family, talked to my siblings more, called some of my out of state horseshoe friends, took a short road trip to visit Sig's wife and his grave site, golfed more, watched more TV with my wife than ever, things like that. I looked at 2020 as a year of new opportunities in spite of what was happening.
Rolling forward, lets all enjoy the upcoming Holidays with those we cherish the most. 2021 will hopefully be somewhat closer to "normal" for most of us, God willing. I personally look forward to getting back to the camaraderie of league play and tournament horseshoes, and encourage all of you to be ready for the same next year. Keep in mind the easy peasy way to get your membership cards for 2021 via Eshoe and lets everyone try and recruit one new pitcher to keep our great game of horseshoes going strong.

From the Editor
Jerry LaBrosse

Some of you have already heard about the passing of a great friend, Bill Marvin.
I'd like to use this platform to share a few personal thoughts.
       For those who didn't know him, Bill spearheaded the 2009 World Tournament in Springfield, IL, Bill and I worked together all over the country setting up the World Tournament, courts and all, for several years. He was instrumental in developing efficient procedures for equipment assembly and processing clay. Bill directed the court assembly and clay mixing activities, which were always outdoors in the July heat. Bill would make homemade ice cream for the work crew, many of which were inmates out on work release for the day. We worked hard together and played hard together.  I took him along with our fishing crew up deep into Canada and he had a great time catching (and eating) walleye, connecting with nature, and making new friends. 
I am grateful to have had Bill in my life
RIP my friend
Ann Hagman
From the Secretary/Treasurer
Ann Hagman

Greetings to all,
Hope everyone is staying active while we learn to live life with social distancing, not using paper money and wearing masks. Membership renewals continue to come in at a steady pace. Please take time to check out http://www.nhpa-eshoe.com/ and become familiar with our online roster. This year we are paperless, reminder to folks that means there are no cards for me to mail out to anyone. I am happy to help anyone navigate through the website as needed. It is pretty cool that we can all verify our renewal was processed.
My children are active in scouts BSA, we recently had a camp-out with the troop (had to go to another state to do this), we brought stakes and 4 pairs of shoes with us. It was fun to share our joy of pitching with the other scouts and parents in attendance. Kevin was proud that a few scouts that he helped teach, were able to get ringers.
Stay active and keep safe

Rick Wright

From The President

Hey Everyone.
I hope this letter is finding everyone in good health. I know 2020 has been a rough year for everyone, but it will get better. Our membership has really taken a hit this year. I know a lot of our tournaments have been canceled because of Covid-19 but it has been like this all over the country. The thing that I don't understand is why some of our membership had not purchased their 2020 card this year. Perhaps you're thinking that if you cannot play tournaments and or league, than I do not need to buy a card to support the MGSHPA. You may not realize that if you do not renew your card, you lose your longevity as a member. Whether you have been a member for 5 yrs or 20 years, you would start over as a new member in 2021. In 2019 we had approximately 600 members and as of now, we are down 50%. The NHPA has looked at Minnesota for many years based on our leadership skills and strong dedicated membership. So where did the dedication and support go in our organization? I encourage those that have not sent in their $38 dues for 2020 to do so today and support your organization. Or another idea, when you purchase your 2021 card, include enough to buy both 2020 and 2021 cards.
I would also like to send a special thank you to Cathy Ziemann and the Fridley Horseshoe Club for their BIG donation to the MGSHPA. As you all know, the Fridley Club was dismantled when the city took away their courts. Fridley was one of our most premier clubs and it was sad when they had to close down. The club donated $2500, with $1000 going to the scholarship fund and $1500 to the general fund. As the President and on behalf of the board and directors, we would like to say THANK YOU for this very generous donation.
So let's all look forward to the 2021 pitching season with a positive attitude and make our sport "Great Again"!
See you on the courts
Michelle Foard
Promotions/News Media
By Michelle Foard

Happy Fall everyone! I was able to take pictures and videos at a few tournaments. Those are posted on our social media accounts. If you would like any pictures taken at a tournament just ask and I can email you copies. You may have noticed a few emails with info for non-sanctioned tournament. Remember this is a great way to get new members. I play in a non-sanctioned league during the summer and got 2 people to join the fall league in Isanti. Reminder if you have any photos you would like posted on our Facebook page please email them to me and I can post them. I hope everyone is staying safe. Have a safe and happy holiday season. Here's to a better New Year 2021!
Michelle Foard
From the Stats Man - R/D - Webmaster
  By Josh Olson

Josh Olson Classic 2020

Well with COVID19 making it difficult to host our usual tournaments throughout the State, it made it hard to get some tournaments in for the year, up until July we only had a couple winter tournaments right up until COVID hit which then stopped all tournaments completely. July came and we had a tournament location reborn with Santiago coming back hopefully in the tournament schedule for years to come, Brian Wipper did a very good job I am told with running the Santiago Open. We also had the RJ Challenge in Forest Lake which is always a lot of fun and an exciting tournament that you never know who you might get to pitch against in. Then a few weeks later I hosted the first Annual maybe even the first and only Josh Olson Classic in Bertha in late August. The Tournament filled up FAST. I want to say I was filled up 3 weeks out which was fantastic for everything that has transpired this year. I had a goal one day to host and run a tournament that had a 30 foot only Championship Class and a 40 foot Only Championship. It is not hard to get a 30ft class together, but a full class of 40ft pitchers is usually very hard to do now adays. But it wasn't to hard after I had convinced some of my friends from out of state to make the Trip and with the caliber of pitchers I had on the list it made it a not miss tournament for the year. Like I had mentioned I had some friends from out of state decide to make the trip to the middle of nowhere to pitch some horseshoes, Matt Fuller and Cindy Claussen from Washington both made the trip, Cindy is a good friend of Helen Hawkinson and is a very good pitcher and with her high average she fit right in for the 30 foot class. Cindy is a multiple time Women's state Champion in Washington as is Matt Fuller who has won every State Tournament he has pitched in every since he was at a competitive level as a Junior, I think Matt has 15 State championships under his belt combined as a Junior and in the Men's Division. Both Matt and Cindy were planning on coming to Team World in Beloit Wisconsin along with 2 other tough teammates this year but that was not able to happen with COVID, hope to see them both again in Beloit next year for Team World! I also had another good friend Austin Bailey make the trip, him and his wife Tiffany made the drive up. Austin is a multiple State Champion from Illinois and along with Matt they both are 2 of the top pitchers in the World and are both in the top 10 as for holding a high ringer percentage. With both committing to making the trip it was pretty easy to find a few more 40ft pitchers to come and pitch against them. We had 6 of Minnesota's best 40-foot pitchers, which made up of 3-time World Champion and 31-time State Champion Dale Lipovsky who made a debut after over 50 years of pitching under his belt to the Bertha courts! We also had Mark Smith who is a multiple State Champion, Eric Dehkes the 2019 MN Men's State Champion and Myself another past State Champion in the mix, we also had the 2019 runner up for the Men's Championship last year Nathan Dehkes and Joe Mueller make the 8 40ft pitchers for the day's contest. We also had 8 top tier 30 foot pitchers, half of them came from the women's division which was great to see, Janet Larson our current Women's State Champion, Helen Hawkinson, Lori York and Cindy Claussen from Washington. We also had 4 top Elder's Division pitchers from Minnesota make the trip as well, Jeff Washburn, Jerry Hokkala, Henry Greenwaldt, and another State Champion Jim Aleckson who all together made the 30ft Championship Class.

For the entire tournament we did have a full Day's worth of pitching with started with Class B and C, we had 2-8-person mixed classes, we played 40 shoe games. We had a usual visitor from North Dakota, Paul Anderson from Fargo make the trip. Class C was a tight race all the way until the end of the day, Rick Wright took 3rd place, Al Larson took 2nd place and Gary Kirckof had a perfect 7-0 record throwing 4% over his entry average. Class B had 2 no shows and we improvised with a couple pacers to keep the flow and get everyone the 7 games in of the tournament. Class B was also a very close race for the Top. At one point going into the final game we had a 3 way tie, which was still a deciding factor after all 7 games had concluded, 3rd Place went to Jerry Werk, and Patti Oakes and Andy Olson both were 6-1 and with the tie breaker going to the person with the higher ringer percentage the 1st Place honors went to Patti Oakes, Andy took home 2nd place.

It was a very warm afternoon pitching inside, thank goodness for the big doors and the breeze coming in which helped all of us get through the tournament. The 30ft class almost had a 5-way tie for 1st place, good thing it didn't otherwise we still might be watching that go on, lol. There was however a 4 way tie for 2nd place with 3rd place going to Jim Aleckson, 2nd Place went to Jerry Hokkala and after a year hiatus after a successful surgery on his pitching Arm, Henry Greenwaldt won the 30ft Class Championship Honors, after all these years this was Henry's first Championship win pitching in a tournament in Bertha! The 40 Ft class did see some exciting games and there were a few spectators watching some of the games unfold which was great to see. 3rd place was won by Eric Dehkes, 2nd place was determined on the final game between Austin Bailey and Matt Fuller, the game was very good to watch, it went about 60 shoes and it was a long battle between two friends for the 1st place Honors. Matt ended up coming back and winning the game.

I almost forgot we also had a Fun Draw for Partner's tournament the night before, we had 6 teams made up of some of the pitchers participating in the Tournament that followed the next day, Austin Bailey and Helen Hawkinson ended up winning the fun Doubles and Eric Dehkes and Joe Mueller took 2nd place. It was a fun and exciting weekend with friends and a lot of good horseshoe pitchers that all came together to pitch in this Tournament. I would like to Thank everyone who pitched and helped make this Tournament Successful, without YOU this tournament wouldn't be possible!

Class A 40'  Dale Lipovsky, Austin Bailey, Josh Olson, Matt Fuller, Joe Mueller, Nathan Dehkes, Eric Dehkes, Mark Smith

Class A 30'  Cindy Claussen, Helen Hawkinson, Jeff Washburn, Janet Larson, Jim Aleckson, Henry Greenwaldt, Lori York, Jerry Hokkala

Class B   Jerry Werk, Bob Knudtson, Larry Brabec, Todd Bettermann, Andy Olson, Patti Oakes

Class C  
Randy Werk, Mike Timm, Al Larson, Lu Cave, Tina Matter, Rick Wright, Gary Kirckof, Paul Anderson

A Bucket List Tournament
by Josh Olson

     Well this Horseshoe Season is one that I am sure we will be talking about for years to come. With COVID-19 affecting the Horseshoe Season's big Tournaments early in the year it was at a point that it wasn't worth pitching at all this year with Team World being cancelled, the Hall of Fame invitational and World on the verge as well. The State tournament was not yet Cancelled until an announced later, but it just was not looking too good for that tournament either with how everything was going in the World. When the World Tournament was cancelled the odds of being able to travel to a big Tournament out of state this year were now even slimmer. But with the 60th Anniversary of the Ringer Classic that is held in Greenville, Ohio, which some might call the horseshoe capital of the world happening over the 4th of July Weekend, it was only fitting to try and make it to this Tournament and finally cross it off the Bucket List!
      So, my Mom, Dad and I decided to take a road trip out east and participate in the 60th Ringer Classic Tournament in Ohio. Dad and I both pitched in the tournament and got to experience and pitch on some of the best outdoor courts in the country. This tournament drew a larger attendance then in past years and I think it has a lot to do with the World Tournament getting cancelled early this year. It brought some of the Top Men Pitchers from all over the United States to pitch against the very best in the game on the courts were he has played in every state Tournament while residing in Ohio, you might be familiar with his name, yup Alan Francis. The Darke County Horseshoe Club has hosted the Ohio State Tournament for many-many years and will continue I am sure for years to come. I was fortunate to pitch against some of the best of the best in the tournament, Alan Francis, Austin Bailey, Gale Greene, Ray Bedard and Rick Howe just to name a few. I have had the opportunity to pitch against majority of all these guys in my class in previous world tournaments and at the Hall of Fame Invitational. The Men's Class had 10 pitchers which made it so we could pitch 2 days at the tournament. The Elder's Championship Class also pitched 2-days along side with us. It was a very Hot 4th of July and it sure did not stop the Champ. Alan had gone undefeated and pitched a very strong 85% for 9 games, I think he had his best game against me (go figure ) I think he had 36 ringers out of 38 shoes. I had 26 and only scored 1 point. Gale Greene from Vermont who is one of if not the oldest 40-foot pitchers still pitching very competitive at the young age of 77 I believe; he took 2nd place averaging 68%. Austin Bailey from Illinois took home 3rd place honors. JD Drake from Michigan won the Elder's Championship Class and Theresa Howe from Massachusetts took home the Women's Championship Class after a Play-Off!

     It was HOT that entire weekend which showed for everyone pitching, well not everyone Alan still continues to prove that he is the best of the best and is still dominate during all conditions. I would like to thank Brian Fischer and some of the Ohio State Officers for running a very fun and exciting Tournament. It was fun to see some friends that we get to see every year at the World Tournament, that made the tournament even better! I will hope to go back and pitch again down the road! Full results from that tournament can be found on the OhioHorseshoes.org website under the Ringer Classic Tournament results.

Tournament Director Brian Fisher executing his duties

Josh's dad Paul Olson releases a sure ringer while his opponent Kenny Black, OH waited his turn. Paul ended up victorious.

Josh Olson challenging Alan Francis. For the record, Josh did not get skunked by the world champion.

Tournament Info



Hello Everyone

I hope everyone is staying safe and all is well. I would like to give everyone a little update on the current Tournament Schedule we have for the upcoming months this Summer.

*Please note that the safety of you pitchers and everyone else involved in running these Tournaments is our #1 priority, so please use common sense when it comes to deciding on playing in these tournaments. If you have any COVID-19 symptoms or have anyone close to you that you might be high risk, please stay home. *

Turkey Toss
November 21st, 2020
Junction Bowl in Isanti
Open to first 20 PAID pitchers
2 shifts 9AM and 12:30PM
The format will be 5 person classes, 50 shoe games
Each pitcher will get a bye and help score their bye game.
50/50 drawing in between shifts
Please arrive at least ½ hour before your shift.
MASKS will be REQUIRED  (except while pitching) per the governor's mandate
contact TD Shawn Warnemunde

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