November 15, 2017~Year 10, No. 14

Our Deceased Loved Ones

Burials in Holy Family Cemetery this year…May they rest in peace

Ronald Braddock –November 18, 2016

(husband of Joan  Braddock)

Fred Ball –December 6, 2016

(Brother of Mary Kleman)

Bernard Brockman –December 28, 2016

Ricky Dobmeier –May 19, 2017

(Brother of Allen Dobmeier & Janice Johnson)

Gene Schmucker –May 24, 2017

(Brother of Dan & Ray Schmucker, Mary Ann Schulte, & Janet Schmucker)

Adam Wethington –May 29, 2017

(Brother of Rita Kern & Angela Acker)

Rosemary Ramaekers –June 9, 2017

(Mother of Henry Ramaekers, Sister of Mitzie Brockman)

Martha Huseman –July 24, 2017

(Mother of Imogene Drerup)


Other Loved Ones who died this year…May angels take them to paradise

Naomi (Brockman) McGrath –Nov 15, 2016

(Sister of Ralph, Dale & Art Brockman)

Sharolyn (Ball) Northcutt –Nov 16, 2016

(Sister of Twila Williams, Daryl Ball & Kyle Ball)

Ernest Duesterhaus –November 21, 2016

(Brother of Rose Ball)

Grant Kleman –December 10, 2016

(Grandson of Dorothy Kleman)

Johnny Dunn –December 20, 2016

(Father of Austin Dunn)

Ted Robb –March 10, 2017

(Father of Larry Robb)

Sister Mary Hawkins –March 15, 2017

Roberta Kleman –April 13, 2017

(Sister in law of Carl Kleman & Leola Ramaekers)

Steve Albracht –April 19, 2017

(Son of Samy & Margie Albracht & Brother of Cindy Huseman)

Mark Handing –May 15, 2017

(Son in law of Alphonse & Patsy Huseman)

Baby T Waggoner –June 15, 2017

(Son of Holly & Waggoner, Grandson of Doyle & Rosie Kleman)

Jim Leinen –September 23, 2017

(Brother of Betty Mae Acker)

Tatum Schulte –October 30, 2017

(Daughter of Travis & Shawna, Grandchild of Greg & Karen)

Jimmy Elliott –October 30, 2017

(Grandfather of Tausha Schacher)



Community Announcements

Thanksgiving Community Meal

The Christian Mother’s Thanksgiving Dinner will be Sunday, November 19, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The meal includes turkey, dressing, and fixings. Plates are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 10 and younger. The Holiday Arts and Crafts Bazaar will be from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm.

Basketball Season Passes

Fans may purchas a season pass for the 2017-18 basketball season through Monday, November 13, 2017. the pass will cover entry to junior high and high school home games, excluding the Nazareth Tournament. The pass is $48. Please see Mona Brockman or K’Lynn Gerber.

Canned Food Drive

Nazareth ISD is having a canned food drive until Friday, November 17. Every elementary student who brings ten cans of food can take a picture with their favorite Swift or Swiftette. The student in Junior High and High School who brings the most cans has the opportunity to throw a pie in the face of a teacher of their choice.

Friday Night Lights

On Thursday, November 9, the Nazareth Swifts faced the Anton Bulldogs to earn the district championship and a spot in the playoffs. The Swifts won with a narrow lead, and the final score was 47-46. Nazareth will face McLean for the first playoff game of the season at Valley on Friday, November 17, at 6:30 pm. Come on out and support the Swifts as they fight to advance to the next round!


Nazareth Yearbook Receives Top Honor

The 2016-2017 Nazareth High School Yearbook received the overall Distinguished Merit rank at the annual yearbook analysis. The yearbook is judged in several categories, such as photography, captions, writing, headlines and design, and given a rating in each section. The ranks from worst to best are Merit, Honor, Achievement and Distinguished Merit.

Last year’s yearbook received Distinguished Merit in several individual categories, including photography, writing, headlines, people coverage, sports coverage, academic coverage and organization coverage.

“I am very proud of my students and their hard work and determination,” yearbook advisor Cindy Huseman said. “I am excited to see what this year brings and hope that we can continue to improve.”

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November 8, 2017~Year 10, No. 13

Nazareth FFA Dominates District LDEs

On Wednesday, November 1, the Nazareth FFA traveled to Abernathy to compete in the district LDE competitions. The thirty-four students and ten teams competed very well in seventeen events and helped Nazareth win the meet as a whole. The advancing students will travel to WT for the area meet on Saturday, November 18. Congratulations to all participants!


Senior Creed Speaking

Garrison Kleman – 1st and area qualifier

McKenna Sanders – 8th

Greenhand Creed Speaking

Kari Schulte – 1st and area qualifier

Ryan Hietschmidt – 3rd

Greenhand Quiz

1st and area qualifier – Grace Huseman, Maggie Nelson, Tye Schulte, Kylee Moroney

9th – Emma Kleman, Merry Gerber, Kyann Dunn, Aidan Moore

Senior Quiz

1st and area qualifier – Garrison Kleman, Bryson High, Riley Durbin, Faithe Huseman

2nd and area qualifier – Chandler Schulte, Madelyn Paige Smith, Kristi McAlister, Emily Heitschmidt

Radio Broadcasting 

2nd and area qualifier – Amy Schilderink, Caitlin D’nae Kleman, Ryan Hietschimidt, Grady McAlister

3rd – Molly Johnson, Dylan Howell, Shelby Annen, Bree Cornett

Senior Skills 

1st and area qualifier – Hydie Dyer, Hattie Robb, Brady Robb, Jacob Moroney

Greenhand Skills 

2nd and area qualifier – Emma Kleman, Kylee Moroney, Merry Gerber, Maggie Nelson

Public Relations 

2nd and area qualifier – Chandler Schulte, Molly Johnson, Emily Heitschmidt, Bryson High, Riley Durbin

4th – Dylan Howell, Kari Schulte, Tye Schulte, Jayden High

Ag Advocacy 

2nd and area qualifier – Hydie Dyer, Jacob Moroney, Brady Robb, Hattie Logan Robb

Job Interview 

4th – Amy Schilderink

8th – Bree Cornett


Community Announcements

Battle of the Bands

The Nazareth High School Band is entered into the battle of the bands contest. This week, they are competing against the Olton Band. You can vote once every minute at Voting ends on Thursday, November 7, at 3:00 p.m.

Holiday Arts and Crafts Show

On Sunday, November 19, the arts and crafts show will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Booths are 8’ X 10’ and cost $20 per booth. The last day to make reservations for a booth will be Saturday, November 11. For more information, contact Elaine Kern at (806) 945-2258 or Angela Fulkerson at (806) 344-8304.


Nazareth Cross Country

On Saturday, November 4, the Nazareth Varsity girls’ and boys’ cross country teams ran at the State Cross Country meet in Round Rock, Texas. The girls’ team consisted of senior Caitlin Kleman, junior Blakely Gerber, sophomore April Schmucker, sophomore Amy Schilderink, freshman Kyanne Dunn, freshman Maggie Nelson and freshman Emma Kleman. The boys’ team consisted of senior Tristan McLain, senior Tate Schulte, senior Slade Gerber, senior Mike Schilderink, junior Brady Robb, junior Tristan Nelson, sophomore Brayden Dyer and freshman Ryan Heitschmidt. The boys’ team placed sixth, and the girls’ team brought home a gold medal.


Girls’ team                                                                       Boys’ team

Caitlin Kleman– 6th place; 12:22.54                           Brady Robb– 4th place; 16:46.74

April Schmucker– 13th place; 12:39.19                      Tristan McLain– 39th place; 18:49.33

Kyanne Dunn– 9th place; 12:43.75                              Ryan Heitschmidt– 46th place; 18:54.96

Maggie Nelson– 10th place; 12:47.43                          Slade Gerber– 53rd place; 19:14.04

Emma Kleman– 15th place; 12:56.15                          Brayden Dyer– 54th place; 19:15.72

Blakely Gerber– 29th place; 13:39.65                          Tristan Nelson– 93rd place;20:43.14

Amy Schilderink– 39th place; 13:58.07                       Tate Schulte– 99th place; 21:23.26


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November 1, 2017~Year 10, No. 12

Halloween Carnival

                The band’s Halloween Carnival held on Friday, October 27, provided a fun way to celebrate Halloween.

Families were able to enjoy a Mexican Stackup dinner and participate in the games as well as the scavenger hunt after. The band organized several games for the children, including plinko, a jailhouse, and a fishing station. Participants wrote the names of others to be thrown in “jail”, and the captives had to have whipped cream thrown at them to get out.

“I think the kids enjoyed the carnival,” senior Slade Gerber said. “I think the carnival was a huge success.”

On behalf of the band, I would like to thank everyone for their support.


Nazareth Students Attend National FFA Convention

                The Nazareth FFA area officers traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana for the National Convention held on October 21-28. The Nazareth students were some of the thousands of teens to attend the convention. The group made several stops along the way to prepare for the convention, including Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, and Casey, Illinois. Many of the extra visits were to prepare the teams to compete. The convention included several speeches and presentations, including one by boxer Laila Ali. The students also attended leadership workshops on technology, vehicles, and veterinary aspects to help them succeed in future careers.

Reunion Dinner for Benedictine Sisters

                Last Saturday, October 28, the community had a benefit steak dinner for the Benedictine Sisters who are leaving back to Fort Smith, Arkansas. The sisters will use the funds raised to build a new monastery. The fundraiser included a steak dinner, a silent auction and a video message from Sister Adrian. Many Benedictine Sisters have been stationed here as school teachers over the course of seventy-five years, from 1915-1990.

Heaven Has a New Angel

                On October 30th, 2017, Tatum Lee Schulte WON her battle with osteosarcoma.  She gained her angel wings and now rests in the arms of Jesus.

Services will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, November 3 at Hillside Christian Church West Campus in Amarillo with Rev. Rick Enns, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Canyon and Rev. Mark Metzger, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Perryton, officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the First United Methodist Church in Canyon. Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Directors.

She was born in Amarillo TX, on November 19th, 2007 to Travis and Shawna Schulte and her big sister Shaylin.  She lived in Perryton for the first 7 years of her life.  She attended Victory Christian Academy and 1st grade at Wright Elementary in Perryton.  She and her family moved to Canyon in 2015 where she attended Crestview Elementary; she was a 4th grader this year. She loved her schools and all her very special teachers especially those that taught her during her homebound.  Tatum fought osteosarcoma for almost 2 years and lost her lower left leg through the battle.  Tatum changed the world as she quickly became an icon with her strong spirit and #tatumtough attitude.  She loved the Lord dearly and was continually covered with His armor.  Her contagious smile that lit up a room and her unparalleled determination were God given gifts.  She loved playing with her American Girl Dolls and with her friends.  Her favorite sport was basketball, and she continued to play once she received her prosthetic leg. She also loved watching her daddy coach and his teams, she was their biggest cheerleader.  Tatum was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Canyon, and she attended the Awana’s children ministry at the First Baptist Church in Canyon.  She was inspired by all of her wonderful doctors and nurses in Houston and in Amarillo.  She had set her sights on being a nurse at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston when she grew up.

She is preceded in death by her uncle Chase Schulte, grandfather Leon Schulte, very special great grandparents that she loved dearly, and by her very special principal, Shelly Willeford.

Those left to cherish her memory are her parents, Travis and Shawna Schulte and her very special sissy, Shaylin of Canyon; grandparents, Greg and Karen Schulte of Nazareth, Bryan and Sherri Prater of Amarillo, and Tommy and Sherri Kenworthy of Perryton, great grandfather, Donald Wright of Dimmitt, great grandmother, Janice Burke of Pratt, KS;  aunts and uncles, Josh and Sharla Strickland of Canyon, Shayla Kenworthy and Josh King of Perryton, Kit and Kira Schulte of Nazareth; and her loving cousins Dayne and Cooper Schulte, Breklyn and Hunsley Strickland. She leaves behind many friends from Perryton, Canyon, and especially Crestview Elementary; including her special girlfriends Tai, Riley, and Dacie.

Memorials may be made to the Tatum Tough Foundation at any First United Bank location.

There’s still time to send flowers to the Visitation at the First United Methodist Church of Canyon from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on November 2, 2017.                     -Brooks Funeral Directors in Canyon


Community Announcements

Voting Begins

Early voting will last until November 3. Voting on next Tuesday, November 7, will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will include seven propositions. You must have one of the seven approved forms of ID.

Legion Auxilary

The Legion Auxiliary will be selling raffle tickets for a quilt after Saturday and Sunday mass. Proceeds go to the VA Christmas fund. Tickets are $1.00.

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October 25, 2017~Year 10, No. 11

High Schoolers Participate in Chain Reaction Program

On Thursday, October 19, all of Nazareth High School participated in the Chain Reaction Program presented by representatives of the Friends of Rachel organization. The teens and adult sponsors played games, listened to speakers, and had opportunities to get to know each other better.

“I enjoyed it,” senior Laci Backus said. “I think it was really beneficial to us all. My favorite activity was the avalanche one. We had to switch chairs with someone when they said something that described us. It was a fun way to learn more about everyone.”


Nazareth Band Competes at Contest

The Swift Band competed at the UIL marching contest at Dick Bivins Stadium on Saturday, October 21. The group performed “Trail of Tears” by Barry Hurt. The songs were entitled “Tribal Celebration”, “Ghost Dance” and “Calvary Attack”. The band was judged on a 1-5 scale, with one being the best, and earned a two.

“I think the band did a terrific job and marched very well,” band director Angela Fulkerson said. “We will continue to work on fine tuning to do even better on future contests. I was satisfied with the score we got and know the judges’ critiques will help us improve future performances. I am proud of my students.”


Drum majors Katherine Fulkerson and Garrison Kleman



Cross Country Runners Succeed at Regionals

Monday, October 23,  the high school cross country runners competed at Regionals in Lubbock. The Swiftettes placed first, and the Swifts earned second place. Both teams qualify for State and will travel to Round Rock on November 4 to run.


April Schmucker- 7th place, 12:55

Caitlin Kleman- 8th place, 12:57

Maggie Nelson- 10th place, 13:01

Kyanne Dunn- 11th place, 13:02

Emma Kleman- 16th place, 13:09

Blakely Gerber- 27th place, 13:33

Amy Schilderink- 35th place, 13:58

Brady Robb- 3rd place, 16:59

Tristan McLain- 17th place, 18:04

Slade Gerber- 28th place, 18:43

Tate Schulte- 36th place, 19:04

Brayden Dyer- 46th place, 19:27

Ryan Heitschmidt- 47th place, 19:27.71

Tristan Nelson- 84th place, 21:08

Congratulations to all the runners and good luck at State!!


Girls and boys Cross Country teams


Community Announcements

Annual Halloween Carnival

The annual Nazareth Band Halloween Carnival is scheduled for Friday, October 27, at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Hall. The carnival includes a meal from 5:30-7:30, games at 6:00, and a scavenger hunt starting at 8:00. There will also be a pumpkin contest, so bring a carved or painted pumpkin! The meal is $8 a person, and wristbands for the games are $10. Tickets to vote on the best pumpkin and to nominate people for “jail” will be sold separately.

Future of Nazareth

The Future of Nazareth Foundation is having a pancake breakfast on Sunday, November 5, at the school cafeteria starting at 8:00 a.m. Come and enjoy pancakes, sausage, eggs, coffee and juice. All our funds are put in a Foundation Endowment Fund or grants to help our community nonprofit organizations.

Basketball Season Passes

Fans may purchase a season pass for the 2017-18 basketball season through Monday, November 13, 2017. the pass will cover entry to junior high and high school home games, excluding the Nazareth Tournament. The pass is $48. Please see Mona Brockman or K’Lynn Gerber.

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October 18, 2017~Year 10, No. 10


WHAT: Saturday, October 28th, will be Benedictine Sisters Remembered Day, with a 5:30 pm Mass at Holy Family Church, followed in the Community Hall with a “Steak-Out” supper hosted by the Knights of Columbus and assisted by the Christian Mothers, Catholic Daughters, and Youth Group.

Free-will donations will go to the Building Fund at Ft. Smith, that is creating a new home of faith, love, and care for all these dedicated women of faith that graced Nazareth for 75 years.

Everyone is invited to attend and besides the dinner in their honor there will be a brief program and an auction of donated items.  (To donate an item contact Gladys Fortenberry).


Sisters taught in Nazareth from 1915 to 1990, sharing their faith with the small farming community and seeing their own religious community grow with prodigious numbers of postulants from Nazareth.

A public school with Catholic Nuns teaching – historic! Public records at the Castro County Courthouse show October 12, 1917 was the first time the Sisters received their salaries from state funds. The sisters were qualified teachers helping Nazareth school to be one of the finest state supported institutions.

A total of 70 sisters were assigned to Nazareth over a 75-year period.

Twenty-two women entered religious life, almost all of them becoming Benedictines at St. Scholastica, including several sets of biological sisters, Sisters DeChantal and Roberta Hyland and Frances Ann Braddock; and Sisters Corinne and Cordelia Lange; and Sisters Adeline and Xavier Lange,

“Sister Adrian (Wewers) was one of my favorites,” said Sr. Mary Michael Huseman. “She wasn’t a coach, but she was at every single basketball game with her rosary, and we always won. They really cared about us and tried their best to teach us.”

During their last homecoming visit to Nazareth in 2012 for the dedication of the statues of Sts. Benedict and Scholastica, visiting sisters were impressed at how strong the ties between Holy Family Church and the Benedictines at St. Scholastica still were.  “What struck me most,” Sister Kimberly Prohaska, said, “was the relationship between the town and the sisters, and that thread is still strong. I was amazed at how this town took the Benedictine charism as their own and gifted us with so much hospitality.”

PLEASE COME TO AGAIN SHOW OUR GRATITUDE AND OUR HOSPITALITY – A number of nuns will travel here from Ft. Smith.


Sister Adrian

New Parish Website

The new website for Holy Family Parish is now available for use. The web address is There are two ways to access the bulletin. Viewers can scroll to the bottom of the first page and click “bulletin”. Otherwise, users can hover over the “about us” button and select “bulletin” at the bottom of the list. The mass schedule, calendar, and contact information is also available under the “about us” tab.

The diocesan website is also accessible under the “more” tab. The new parish email is

Nazareth Swifts Play Rival Happy Cowboys

On Thursday and Friday of last week, the junior high, junior varsity and varsity teams faced off against the Happy Cowboys.

The junior high match ended 6-44. The junior varsity concluded with a score of 7-52, and the varsity closed with a score of 34-80.

This week is the Swifts bi week, so there will be no game this Friday.


Carson Heiman


Chance Hochstein


Jacob Moroney and Bryson High

Community Announcements

Marching Band Competition

This Saturday, October 21, the Nazareth High School band will be participating in the UIL marching competition. The band marches at 10:00 a.m. at Dick Bivins stadium in Amarillo. Come watch and support our band as they compete for a place at the State marching contest!

Annual Halloween Carnival

The annual Nazareth Band Halloween Carnival is scheduled for Friday, October 27, at 5:30 p.m. in the High School Cafeteria. The carnival includes a meal from 5:30-7:30, games at 6:00, and a scavenger hunt starting at 8:00. The meal is $8.

Altar Server Training

Wednesday, October 18, at 5:30 p.m. Bob Birkenfeld will be holding a server training for all 6th graders who wish to serve at mass.

Basketball Season Passes

Fans may purchas a season pass for the 2017-18 basketball season through Monday, November 13, 2017. the pass will cover entry to junior high and high school home games, excluding the Nazareth Tournament. The pass is $48. Please see Mona Brockman or K’Lynn Gerber.

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October 11, 2017~Year 10, No. 9

Local Cub Scouts Attend Camp

On October 6-8, seven cub scouts and five adults attended an Indian lore themed camp at Camp Post. Michael Fulkerson, Pierce Wilhelm, Jesse Acker, Rowan Schultz, Adrian Rios, Jr, Jack Wanjura, Fletcher Schacher, John Fulkerson, Brent Wilhelm, John Schultz, Adrian Rios, and John Wanjura participated in various events held at the camp.

The group enjoyed archery, BB-gun shooting, hiking, crafts, and games throughout the weekend. Some of the crafts included creating an Indian drum and a bear claw necklace.

“My favorite craft was the drum because I got to paint my own symbols on it,” Michael said. “I really liked shooting a BB gun because I like shooting them.”

Cross Country Competitors

Tuesday October 10, the junior high and high school cross country teams traveled to ____ for the district cross country meet. The junior high girl’s team placed first overall, and the junior high boy’s team placed second overall. The varsity girl’s team earned first place, while the varsity team won second place. The junior varsity teams included Laci Backus, Merry Gerber, Kylee Moroney, and Mike Schilderink.

High School Results

Caitlin Kleman-                 1st place                                                              Brady Robb-                       1st place

Maggie Nelson-                                2nd place                                                             Tristan McLain-                 4th place

Emma Kleman-                 3rd place                                                              Slade Gerber-                    7th place

April Schmucker-              4th place                                                              Ryan Heitschmidt-           8th place

Kyanne Dunn-                   5th place                                                              Tate Schulte-                     9th place

Blakely Gerber-                 7th place                                                              Brayden Dyer-                   11th place

Amy Schilderink-              8th place


Junior High Results

Mary Nelson-                    2nd place                                                             Iris Schilderink-                 12th place

Zoe Schulte-                       3rd place                                                              Kaci Kleman-                      21st place

Addie Dyer-                        4th place                                                              Tanner Birkenfeld-          4th place

Caroline Myrick-               5th place                                                              Carson Heiman-                                5th place

Makenzy Corrales-          6th place                                                              Sterl Welps-                       13th place

Bliss Betzen-                      7th place                                                              Landry Kleman-                 15th place

Kamre Mask-                     10th place                                                           Payton Durbin-                 21st place


Deceased Friend of the County was “Ms. History”

Our noted county historian, Clara Vick, passed away October 2, 2017.  Many at Nazareth recall her excellent coordination of the dedication of our historical plaques at Holy Family Cemetery and Home Mercantile Building.

Honoring her long dedication to Castro County and its historical background, a Memorial Service was held at the Courthouse Gazebo, where nearly a hundred people gathered to be welcomed by Clara’s brother, Johnny.

In offering tributes, Janet Norris Briganee remembered her as the first true business woman she ever knew, and shared Clara’s advice: Always be early to work; always be courteous; and, dress as if you were going to see the Governor.

Former Judge, Bill Sava, led the crowd in singing Old Time Religion, and also sang I’ll Fly Away, accompanied by Jerry Frazier.   The present Chairperson for the County Historical Society, Leta Dennis, read Psalm 23, followed by Sheriff Sal Rivera leading The Lord’s Prayer.

Our local representative on the Board of the Castro County Historical Society, Joan Durbin, recalled a notable event during Clara’s work with the county’s history: The Wagon Train that came through Castro County in 1986.


Catholic Daughters

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, a not for profit national corporation, was originally formed in 1903. The purposes of the organization are to participate in the religious, charitable and educational Apostolates of the Church. Catholic Daughters engages in creative and spiritual programs which provide its members with the opportunity to develop their special God-given talents in a meaningful way to positively influence the welfare of the Church and all peoples throughout the world.

Members celebrate the third Sunday in October as a national day of fellowship. They are called to be the counterpart to the Knights of Columbus. All Catholic women 18 and older are invited to become members. The Nazareth Court will be celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2019.


Community Announcements

Friday Night Lights

Friday, October 6, the Swifts faced and defeated the Kress Kangaroos. The final score was

58-0. This week, the Swifts will face our rival the Happy Cowboys in Happy at 7:30.

Public Rosary Crusade for Peace

On Saturday, October 14, there will be a public rosary at noon at the Dimmitt Courthouse lawn to pray for peace in our world and to memorialize the 100th anniversary of the last apparition of Our Lady of Fatima. Everyone is invited to attend.

Vein Drain

Nazareth will host a blood drive on October 17 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Community Hall.

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October 4, 2017~Year 10, No. 8

Small Businesses

MO’s –Matt Olvera

When did you start this business?

I opened on November 1, 2016


I thought that this was a business that the community needs to run smoothly.

What are some of the struggles of running a small business?

The hardest part is trying to get things at a cheaper price. You have to find parts at a cheaper price so you can sell it to the community for a better price than at other places. Sometimes, it is hard finding a good, working part for a good price.

What do you enjoy about running a business?

Being my own boss is great because I get to make most of the decisions.

What is one memorable experience you’ve had because of this business?

I haven’t had a particularly memorable experience yet, but maybe I’ll have one in the next couple of years.


Community Announcements

Early Release

Students at Nazareth ISD will have an early release on Monday October 16. There is no school on Friday, October 20.

Friday Night Lights

Thursday,  September 28, the Swifts battled against the Borden County Coyotes. Unfortunately, Nazareth lost at halftime. The final score was 58-8. On Friday, October 6, the Swifts travel to Kress to play the Kress Kangaroos. Come on out and support the team!

New Addition to the Cemetery

A statue of Our Lady Untier of Knots will be placed in a shrine in the new section of the Holy Family Cemetery. The steel statue is being made by Wictor Szostalo in Poland. Our Lady is credited with helping in person crises. The sculpture will arrive in Nazareth as the Parish Council finalizes the landscaping in the prayer shrine.

Weekly Rosary

Everyone is invited to come pray the rosary at 6:10 p.m. every Wednesday in October, starting October fourth.


National FFA

                Three students from Nazareth High School competed in the National Dairy Judging contest held on Monday, October 2 in Madison Wisconsin. The Nazareth team included senior Mike Schilderink, junior Emily Heitschmidt, sophomore Amy Schilderink, and Ellen Schilderink, who graduated last year. The team competed in a variety of categories and placed fifteenth overall.


Ellen Schilderink-              14th high in brown Swiss

22nd in Reasons

17th in Guernseys


Emily Heitschmidt-          25th in Holsteins


Team:                                   17th in Ayrshires                                              17th in Reasons

14th in brown Swiss                                        18th in Jerseys

12th in Guernseys                                           11th in Holsteins


New Staff at Nazareth ISD


Please tell us a little about yourself, your family, and where you are from.

I am originally from Nazareth. My husband and I have been married for eighteen years, and we have four children. I’ve been teaching for sixteen years.

What class/classes will you be teaching?

I am teaching Elementary music and Junior High and High School band.

How do you feel about coming to NISD?

I am excited to get to be around my kids more and lose my commute.

What are you most excited about?

I am excited to overcome all the challenges that come with working with band students. I love the technology based learning.

What are your degrees and from what college?

I have a Bachelors of Music from West Texas A&M University.

What are your personal goals that you have set for yourself this coming year?

I want to see the band be successful at contest and maintain good communication with parents. I am also striving to make music fun to encourage students to participate in high school band.

Besides the Swifts and Swiftettes, what other teams are your favorite?

I watch the Houston Texans the most.


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