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Mustang Monitor – October 18th

Chilly, fire-danger Greetings,

Let’s be careful out there all you hunters and woods people. The out of doors are quite crispy and subject to significant danger. Don’t want to be around any forest fire things. Been there, done that. Not good.

We are rapidly moving into an exciting transition period as Fall sports start wrapping up and we anticipate the arrival of the Winter version. Not just yet though; a good many opportunities remain.

A HUGE Shout Out to the Student Council for their great organization skills for Homecoming Week!. It seems a grand time was had by all; I know I did! Congratulations to Lynley Childress for her selection as the 2015 Homecoming Queen. The entire court looked wonderful and did and excellent job controlling the behavior of their escorts Friday night. Special thanks to STUCO president Caroline Leverett, her officers and representatives and sponsor, Melissa Leverett for providing an opportunity to Build Memories. All the cheer squads (That was a bunch o’ folks!) worked for two weeks on their special, high-quality, halftime presentation. I especially enjoyed the attendance of some “youngsters” from the early days of my teaching and coaching career. Always great to see special folks who help build the Mustang Way.

Shout out to varsity football and volleyball for great wins last week. For Lady Mustang Volleyball, the district tournament begins with early round play at Robinson High School and final games at Baptist Prep. Best wishes to the Lady Mustang crew for continued success. State begins next week at Mena. We will keep you posted as details are sorted out.

Mustang Football continues with great success! We visit the Jackrabbits of Lonoke this week for a 7:00 pm kickoff. They often have some special events (catfish fry!!); I’ll let you know if such is available. Otherwise, best plan on eating in LR or NLR!

On volleyball, SHOUT OUT to the 8th Grade Lady Mustangs. They won their conference tournament yesterday with some outstanding play in a come-from-behind championship game. Great job Ladies and Coach Almond. We are proud of you!

State tennis begins tomorrow in Jonesboro. The Mustang squad will have 2 boys doubles teams and 1 girls doubles team in competition. We will Tweet out results as available. Best wishes to all of them!

Mustang, Cole Swede competed in yesterday’s The Bass Federation’s Student Angler Federation Regional Tournament in Pine Bluff. The event was held on the Arkansas River and showcased nearly 40 teams from the seven-state South Central region. The anglers compete for some significant braggin’ rights as well as some well funded college scholarships. Depending on his finish, Swede could continue with his fishing in the national championship in Alabama early next year. We’ll update you on his results once we hear.

A significant activities event takes place this week; CAC Letter Jacket Ordering. During senior high lunch on Wednesday, jackets for sizing will be available and orders taken. A letter jacket package is available for $140 ($50 deposit required) and includes jacket, letter, sport emblem(s), sleeve number and monogrammed name. A chenille name patch for the back is optional and available for $35. Any student who has lettered in a varsity sport or activity (band, choir, drama) is eligible to purchase one. Contact me with questions and send your student prepared on Wednesday. The jackets will arrive before the Christmas break, just in time for giving!

Look for updates this week as info becomes available. Don’t forget to do the Twitter thing and follow me @BowTieAD for regular results and update. Until the next edition, be well and happy out there, stay warm and give us a shout if we may be of assistance.

Doug Killgore, CMAA