Monday, October 29, 2007

Christensen-Huffman Funeral Homes - Condolences

Click here to write your condolences to the Kline family

Bradley J. Kline, Jr.,age 15, of Odebolt, Iowa, died Saturday, October 27, 2007, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Mapleton, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, November 1, 2007, at the United Methodist Church in Odebolt, Iowa, under the direction of Christensen-Huffman Funeral Homes. The Reverend DeAnn Klapp will officiate, with burial to follow in the Odebolt Cemetery. Friends may call at Christensen-Huffman Funeral Home in Odebolt on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m.

Born July 21, 1992, in Omaha, Nebraska, Bradley Jay Kline, Jr. was the son of Bradley and Jodi (Hartwell) Kline. He recently moved with his family to Odebolt, Iowa, where he was a freshman at Odebolt-Arthur High School. Bradley will be remembered as a daredevil who enjoyed riding four-wheelers and go-carts. He also liked camping, fishing, music, and spending time with his family. Most of all, he loved playing hacky sack with his friends.

Survivors include his parents, Bradley and Jodi Kline of Odebolt; a brother, Brent (Megan) Young of Clarinda, two sisters, Ashley Kline and fiancé Eric Reimers of Clare, and Nichole Kline of Odebolt; maternal grandparents, Phillip and Sally Hartwell of Council Bluffs; paternal grandmother, Charlotte Cranford of Ponca City, OK; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Robert Kline, Sr.; and an uncle, Michael Kline.

Bradley Kline

Here is a page from our 2005-06 yearbook. As you can see, Bradley was incredibly agile, energetic and hard working as a mascot. Megan and Christine were on MS Football Cheer squad with him, so please keep them in your thoughts and prayers too.

Former Junior High Mascot lost in fatal auto accident

Any time you hear about an accident involving kids it's sad. When I heard that this accident happened so close to us, I was also nervous. My wife teaches at Mapleton, but I let it go when they didn't call her in to work (she's also a guidance counselor).

So it was terrible when I came in to school and Rena told me who one of the kids was. Bradley was an insanely gifted mascot. I had really hoped that he would continue on in high school but he struggled with grades and than his family moved out of our district. I had lost touch with him, but Rena has remained close to his sister, Nichole who cheer in both middle school and Varsity.

Heaven must need mascots. Bradley will be a great one.

Please pray for Nichole and the rest of Bradley's family and the families of the other kids in this accident. If you knew Brad and need to talk to someone, you know I'm always around and even though this is a crazy week with ITEDS, I'm sure our guidance counselor, Mrs. Bemus will try to work something out for you too.

Associated Press - October 28, 2007 7:24 PM ET

MAPLETON, Iowa (AP) - Two teenagers were killed and a third person was injured in a crash near Mapleton in western Iowa.

The Iowa State Patrol says that 19-year-old Michael Babcock of Odebolt, and 15-year-old Bradley Kline Jr., of Schleswig, were killed in the wreck on Saturday.

Twenty-1-year-old Scott Mau of Odebolt was taken by helicopter to Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. Hospital officials did not give any information on his condition.

A patrol report showed that a pickup truck driven by Babcock left the road at a bridge just south of Mapleton in western Iowa.

The patrol says that two people were thrown from the truck and trapped underneath. The other occupant was found inside the truck.

The accident is believed to have happened about 1:30 a.m. Saturday. The truck wasn't found until 12 hours later.

The investigation was continuing.

Information from: The Des Moines Register,

Copyright 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


September 2005;
Our first Junior High MASCOT!!!
Here's Cujo Jr. (Brad) with his Varsity sister, Nichole at last Tuesday's Jr Hi football game.

Cujo Jr did a great job. He's short, he can dance, and really boogies with his "C-Walk."
We hope he'll like it well enough to do it for the next 5 or 6 years and then go on to rock the NCAA in college!!!

Saturday, October 27, 2007


This is a poem that the girls gave me in a card last night at our last football game of the season.
Aw, shucks. Wasn't I a lucky coach to have had such sweet kids on squad?

Thank you so much ladies, you're each and all really special to me.

Love ya & hope to see you all try out for basketball season in a couple of weeks.

The last game

Rena chokes up over the card that the Sophomores gave her.
Cujo and Kensie battle for territory
Cujo and his family- (Christian's sister Kristen) and Cujo's sister Lilly (the real dog)

Does Cujo need to go to obedience school?

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Junior High Cheerleading Schedule




Tues Nov 13



Thurs Nov 29



Mon Dec 3



Tues Dec 11



Thurs Jan 3



Tues Jan 8

West Harrison


Thurs Jan 10

Charter Oak-Ute


Tues Jan 15

Shelby County Catholic


Mon Jan 21



Min Jan 28



MS Basketball home games are at 4:00 PM at the Dow City gym
Students will need to sign-up for the shuttle bus.

This Friday

Hey Squad, Coach Pete asked me to remember to focus a lot on the Cross Country Girls going to State Saturday at our pep rally this Friday!!!

Think Positive, it's better for you

The disparity between positive and pessimistic minds is especially prominent in areas of the brain that have been linked to depression. "The same areas that malfunction in depression are very active when people think about positive events," says Tali Sharot, a post-doctorate fellow at University College London, who conducted the research at New York University.

In the study, Sharot had subjects think about emotional events, both positive and negative, like winning an award or ending a romantic relationship. They did this for past events and those that could plausibly occur in the future, while their brains were being scanned in an MRI. Afterwards, subjects filled out a questionnaire that measured their level of optimism. What Sharot found was that when participants thought about positive future events, two regions of the brain became much more active than when they thought about negative events.

Read the whole article at

Word from "Coach GigglePrincess"

Here's something that my friend Christina, the Cheer Coach at Lutheran High told me about the California fires- Thought I'd pass it along to anyone interested:

"The sky is dark, and the sun is very orange. We weren't allowed to practice outside today because the air is not good. All we can do is pray because although it seems like everything is working against the situation (number of fires, the winds), we know that with God ALL things are possible."

Monday, October 22, 2007

Fire Prayer Request

As you might imagine, since we used to teach at Los Angeles Lutheran Jr/Sr High School, My wife and I are very concerned about our many friends, former students and former colleagues in Southern California. Can you imagine 250,000 people in 7 counties having to be evacuated? An area the size of Washington DC has been burned. From Malibu to Mexico is effected- basically an area the size of South Carolina!

The Buckweed and Stevensen Ranch/Magic Fires have us the me worried. Especially after that wild accident in the I-5 tunnel last week. Basically these fires are each on opposite sides of the Santa Clarita Valley. We used to go to Church at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Canyon Country.

Breathing, driving, and if it comes to it- evacuating are a major dangers that our friends are facing- let alone the possibility of losing life, home, and property.
I was disappointed by the coverage on CNN, so I turned to a local TV station there, KTLA, they had a terrific link to an interactive map of the fires from Google.

Please, it's not just a bunch of rich celebrities in Malibu Canyon, it's real people all over Southern California. If these fires aren't contained soon, this could become LA and San Diego's Katrina.

Please pray that the Lord would protect the residents in the fire's path and that He would guard, protect, and guide the many firefighters, both professional and volunteer and the National Guardsmen and women who help too. Pray that the 70-100 mph winds would die down and that moisture would come so that the fires could be contained and put out.

Thank you.

Cheer this week

No practice this Thursday Oct 25. Since Maple Valley has their Parent/Teacher Conferences are Tuesday and Thursday, I need to take Grace to Dance at Sheri's & Julie's by 4:30.

I know that everybody's sick, but it would be awesome if we could practice everyday Mon, Tue, & Wed since it is the last game and the last rally. Although, as important as stunting might be to you all, be aware that Kensie's MD thinks she may have pulled something in her knee, which is why it caused her so much pain last Friday.

As you know, we need to finish painting the run through and plan a pep rally. Two things to keep in mind besides Seniors are;
It's Woodbine (you could enlist either ex-twiner Straight or Johnsen if you like) and if VB wins on Tuesday there may be post-seasonal pep rallies.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Oh NO! Football sason's almost over!

I just uploaded our team pictures to
I will put ALL of those pictures, along with lots from the season onto CD's for you each next week. Hurry and download some or order prints from Multiply soon, because before too long, I will narrow them down to the best ones and then move them to my with all of the older ones.

Thanks for being such a great squad,
Watch this space for details about basketball season tryouts.
Good luck everyone who's playing at the All State band competition in Atlantic this weekend.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Finalized Varsity Hoodie design

Unless there are any objections, I'll get on ordering these next week.

JrHI Tee idea

The only other thing I can really think of might be to get rid of the details on the shoes, so that it's just a completely white silhouettes, except maybe for the stripes on the skirt. Any input or ideas? Should it be purple ink on a black tee or black ink on a light purple tee or a gray one?

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Tis the season!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Tee Shirt Design Idea

Here is a tee shirt/ hoodie sweatshirt design idea.
Which color combination do you like best?


Re: Cheer Pictures

Duh, not tomorrow- I meant FRIDAY
Read what I mean, not what I write.

On 10/17/07, Ted Mallory < > wrote:
Why don't we plan on taking pictures after school tomorrow, 3:30 or even 4 (once everybody has cleared out and gone home). You'll already be in uniform since it's a game day. Think about what kind of poses you want, buddy pictures, how you want your hair/make-up etc.

K? K

buh bye
Pirate Prayers at:

Ted's cartoons, artworks, photos, and commentary at:

"The gospel is meant to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable." ~Garrison Keillor

Team Pictures

Why don't we plan on taking pictures after school tomorrow, 3:30 or even 4 (once everybody has cleared out and gone home). You'll already be in uniform since it's a game day. Think about what kind of poses you want, buddy pictures, how you want your hair/make-up etc.

K? K

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Basketball Cheer Tryouts

For anyone who's interested, Basketball Cheerleading tryouts will tentatively be...
Tentatively- (may change, and stand by for more details, announcements, paperwork etc.)
The week of November 12-16
Jamborees start that week already, but we usually don't cheer till the first BOTH boys & girls game, which will be Dec. 1

Monday, October 15, 2007

This Week

No practice Monday and Tuesday
-Good luck Kensie, Sasha, Christine & Rena for the Fall Concert Tuesday night!!!
Sorry Sash & Juice for previously leaving your names off this list- you know I luv ya!

We WILL practice Wednesday and Thursday
Meet at school to leave for the IKM game at 5:30 Friday afternoon.
-Good luck again to Rena and Christine with All-State on Saturday
By the way, take it easy, drink lots of water and get lots of sleep at night so you can all get healthy.

Next week we really should practice stunting, paint the run-thru, and plan a great pep rally. Not only is it the last home game, it's the last game- more important than that, it's against Woodbine, and most important than all, it's Rena's Grand Finale!

Guess I'd better get my act in gear and start planning basketball tryouts, huh? Expect them AFTER parent/teacher conferences. I hate tryouts.

Have a great week!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

An encouraging letter

My high school Bible Study group at church is studying Philippians on Sundays. I LOVE what it's about. Some people have called it the "cheerleader's book of the Bible." It can really help you to be positive. I'd really like to share what I learn about it with each of you. Please visit this website once a week. You are each important to me and in some small way, this can be my way of writing to you each week:
Me ka pule,

Saturday, October 13, 2007

A little more 'Old School'

This is my friend Christina. I stole her picture at a Laker's game from her MySpace. I'm really proud of her. She cheered for me in junior high and then for both my wife and me on Varsity at LA Lutheran. Now she's 25 and SHE's the LA Lutheran Cheer Coach! She left some comments on our tag board over on the right side menu there a few days ago. That was her in that photo of the full-extension. So if you ever wondered, that;s her.

Oh yeah, (embarrassing story time) she's also the one who cried to me one practice when I was working on pitch and volume with them- "but Mr. Mallory, I can't make myself sound like that, I'm a princess!" By Senior year, she had as deep and loud a voice as any cheerleader I've known. Loud and PROUD!

Love you C!

Bulldog Beat

Rock on Ladies and Dog-boy.

Guthrie Center

Kickin' up some spirit
Cujo with a little Heisman action here

Friday, October 12, 2007

Old School; Go Big 'Red'

Here's a picture of BV Cheer Alumn, Audrey and one of her boys. Below is a letter she recently sent me. Please keep her sister and their families in your prayers.

Hi everyone. How have you all been? Everything is going pretty good here.

For those of you who don't know, my sister Joy has to go back and have another bone marrow transplant. My mom is going up there to be with her this weekend and will be there for at least a couple weeks. She had an idea to see if we could get 10,000 paper cranes made before Joy has to leave the hospital. I would love to see how many we can all get done. If you know how to make them great. If you don't attached are some instructions. I thought if we could each make 100, we could reach the goal of 10,000 in no time. I started yesterday, and have 30 done so far. You can either send them to Joy yourself or give them to me and I will send them for you. Here is a little story about Sadako and the paper cranes. Well, not the whole story just a summary of it (Just so you understand why we want to make them). After the story there is the hospital address where Joy will be.

Sadako Sasaki was an ordinary 11 year old Japanese girl, that had survived the Hiroshima bombing when she was 2 years old. Nine years later, she had a dizzy spell on the playground at school. She was brought to the school nurse and she told Sadako’s family that they should have her checked out at a hospital. So they did and sure enough Sadako had luekemia, “the atom bomb disease”. She was shipped to a hospital for people with diseases, mostly luekemia, and while she was in the hospital, her friend visited her and gave her a crane she had folded. There is a Japanese tale that if a sick person folds one thousand paper cranes, the gods will make them better. Her friend taught her how to fold them and she got started. For a long time she stayed in the hospital, folding cranes. She got over 600 folded, but she died before she was done. Her classmates folded the rest and buried them with her.

You can send the paper cranes, your cards and mostly your prayers to
Tamesin (Joy) Goodchild
University of Wisconsin Hospital
6th floor-Cancer wing
600 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53792

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Check out 'Wild Art'

I just overhauled my art blog. When you visit it you can see;
My cartoons 2. My photographs & digital images 3. My paintings, drawings, and prints 4. Artworks or photos by some of my students 5. Some of my favorite paintings by famous artists and why I like them. And recently added... 6. Advice and links for elementary teachers who didn't major in Art, but want to teach it to their students. Please, click on the archives to look at more art.

Every week there's something new. This week, there's also a slick new look!

Happy October

Junior High Basketball Cheer

Middle School Cheerleaders, please go to study hall 7th hour this week and next week

Anyone interested in Middle School Cheerleading, practices will resume, Mondays through Thursday, beginning Monday, October 22. We will cheer at at least 10 basketball games so we need as many committed people with energy and school spirit to promote purple pride this winter!
Come to the Art room Monday, Oct. 22 seventh hour if you're interested.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Mallory's Milieu

You can see all of my cartoons (just MY cartoons) as well as all kinds of my artwork and photography. Not to mention book reviews, recommended links, and even some music and videos. All of it is at

Monday, October 08, 2007

Old School

LA Lutheran Fight Song
Oh, we will fight for the blue and white team
Oh, we will fight for Luth'ran High

May her colors ne'er be faded,
May her glory never die.

Loy-al to our dear school team
Raiser her banner to the sk.

Oh, we will strive to win her fame,
In honor of her name,
Hur-rah for Lutheran HIGH!

LALHS Alma Mater
Oh, Luth'ran High, we sing thy name, our own high school
Thy faith be ever more they fame, and love be thy rule.
Full grounded on the Savior's love, upholding truths eternal.

Strong may thy counsels in our lives direct our ways.
Beneath thy banner blue and white, in hallowed halls,
Oh campus fair and field so bright, we strive one and all.

Now may thy Godly lessons taught, and friendships true and loyal,
Fore'er enshrined withing our hearts,
Oh Lutheran HIGH!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

A few more from Bedford

The Farthest Friday Night

3 Hour Drive to Bedford

I don't mean to talk about people, but 2 and a half of those 3 hours was spent putting on make-up. Oh, and the other half an hour was spent brushing teeth!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Anybody but the Yankees

Man, I want to root for the Cubbies- that would sure be historic. But I'd also love to see my Arizona Diamondbacks go up against Boston. Picture it, Randy Johnson against former teammate Kurt Schilling in the last game of the World Series. That could be almost as historic, right?

But if the Cubs beat us, then of course, I'll become a Cubs fan, no matter who they play- but especially if they play the stupid Yankees.

Harrison County Ambition Magazine

Harrison County Ambition Magazine

HC Ambition does not only have useful articles and information for our students, but also photos of events scattered throughout the publication. The magazine is FREE and you can pick up your copy all month from local businesses and common areas in your high school. Our web site will have digital copies of our magazine to view if you happened to miss picking one up or if you want to share it with family and friends who live out of our area!

Make some noise

I know it can be discouraging to try to encourage the crowd and have them be unresponsive. Sometimes they're focusing on the game, not the cheerleaders, sometimes the game isn't going very well (like last Friday), and sometimes they're just busy being social. That's why I copied off this article and put it in your mail boxes. Maybe it can give you some ideas...

Get Those Fans Yelling in the Stands...
Read this entire article at
by Beth Blose
and Varsity Brands

... Ways to Keep the Crowd Involved

Do you ever feel like the crowd at the game would rather yell at your cheerleaders than yell with them? Sadly, many fans think pom-poms, mega phones, and cheerleaders flying through the air are distractions from the game. After all, fans are there to watch the game, not the cheerleaders. But there are ways to get fans to appreciate your squad and understand what they’re truly there for, which is leading the crowd.


Just thought I'd let you know that I uploaded a bunch of pictures from this season to
Of course, you'll have to scroll through years worth of other ones to get to them. Bad news if you only have dial-up.

I also sent them to WalMart to have prints made. Should be ready next week.

We need to choose a day in the next 2 weeks to take team, buddy and individual pictures for this season. You'll want to bring your uniforms and change into them. Hopefully Sasha will get her under-liner and her skirt ASAP.

And yes, we'll leave Friday for Bedford right after school (No, not 2pm). Bring dinero for SubWay in Harlan.