March 26th~Year 6, No 26

This is a new feature that will be appearing in Swift Kicks at least twice a month related to the forthcoming coming book being researched, written, and edited on the Holy Family Church from the priests, nuns, and community organizations that have helped the Nazareth community grow and build over the years.

Father Kaelin

Reverend P. Anselmus Kaelin, OSB served Nazareth from 1909 – 1917. He is credited for obtaining the services of the Olivetan Benedictine Sisters Holy Angels Convent of Jonesboro, Arkansas in 1909.  Christena was able to obtain this rare photo of Father Kaelin from the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio where he was a Disciplinarian later in his life.


ralph kyle simone

Photo compliments of Alphonso Rincon;

Kyle Birkenfeld of Nazareth, TX (middle) listens to ideas shared by OC Board Vice-President Simone Cahoj from Leoti, KS, at OC’s Partner Reception on March 20th.  Kyle was an OC Community Intern in 2009, recently graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in agricultural engineering, and has moved back home to work at Soil Mender Products, LP.

The other person in the photo with Tom Hoelting is OC Intern Beth Roeler, a TTU student.IMG_3617

Ogallala Commons, a nonprofit community resource network, gathered more than 60 people at their Partner Reception on March 20th in the Home Mercantile, including several Nazareans.  The diverse group had in common their work and collaboration on various OC projects like youth engagement, Playa Festivals, rebuilding local food systems, and community internships.  The guests enjoyed a buffet of foods and drink brought by OC Board members and prepared by Christine Acker: lamb kabobs, venison chile, German sausage, local green beans and cheese, Nebraska sweet corn, etc.  Those present had time to get acquainted, share stories, network, and be rejuvenated for the work of serving their communities.

On Friday, 9 OC Board Members, 3 Advisory Council Members, and 3 Staff held their semi-annual Meeting at the Conference Room in Holy Family Rectory.  New OC Board Member Doug Wilhelm (who grew up in Nazareth) from Littleton, Colorado, was welcomed to the Board, along with two other new members.  Folks from Ogallala Commons feel welcome in Nazareth, and they enjoyed lodging at the Yellow Rose Inn, Holy Family Inn, and other places around the village.



Kenley Kleman

Get your summer trip planned for Nashville because CMT isn’t getting rid of me yet! I will be staying on as a summer intern for the Corporate Communications (CMT Press) department!! So excited to help plan and execute the red carpet for CMT Music awards, releasing brand new content and continuing to develop my writing skills. God is SO good! Stood 10 feet away from Martina as she belted it out in the studio today, AND Miranda was in house! Now at a free Love And Theft show. Nashville is magical.

I cannot believe that I am actually here, living in NASHVILLE chasing my dreams. God has blessed me in more ways than I can count and I could not be more grateful. So here we go. Here’s to four of the best months of my life in one of my new favorite places, MUSIC CITY!

I remember the night I found the posting for CMT internships. Excited is an understatement. I couldn’t get my application submitted fast enough. But at the same time, I never dreamed it would actually happen. I’ve grown up on country music and have watched CMT since I was little. I even used to tell my family that I wanted to be Katie Cook when I grow up. So you can see why the day my phone rang with a Tennessee phone number is one I will never forget. I think I’m still in shock that I’m actually here, working for CMT. Is this real life?!

Big brother singing on Broadway in Nashville! Love him! And we love the O’Donnells who always let the Kleman family join.


Look what finally made its way to Nashville! I’m so so proud of this magazine and the wonderful staff that helped produce it. Grab a copy, Ags! ✏️ #editorinchief


Happy Happy birthday to my sweet Grandma!! I don’t have many childhood memories that don’t involve her. I was blessed to grow up at the farm and learn from her, and Lord knows she’s the best cook EVER! Love you!

dorothy kleman


Victory is “Swift”

Kleman’s three hits and E. Schulte’s 7 K’s lead Naz to an easy road win.

Three different Swifts had two RBI in the five-inning run-rule.


March 24, 4:30PM CDT

Early lead gives Nazareth Swifts Varsity easy victory over Kress, 12-1

Monday, March 24





March 21, 5:00PM CDT

Nazareth Swifts Varsity falls 12-2 to Hale Center despite Logan Schulte’s effort

Fri, Mar 28 7:00PM CDT — Game @ Lockney at Lockney

Tue, Apr 01 4:30PM CDT — Game vs. New Deal at Nazareth


School Calendar:

Thu Mar 27, 2014

All Day Tarleton State FFA Judging Contest Invitational at Stephenville

8 am — District UIL Academics

Fri Mar 28, 2014

All Day in Canyon, WTAMU FFA Judging Contest

8 am—Tennis tournament in Levelland

8 am — Olton Track Meet

Baseball 4:30 Naz

Saturday, Mar 29 — All Day

Clarendon FFA Judging Contest

Valley FFA Judging Contest



Friday, April 4 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Nazareth Community Hall

$10.00 per plate

~Silent Auction Items   —   Raffle

~Live “Slave” Auction begins at 7:00 p.m.

Benefit of Holy Family Youth Group’s

trip to the Steubenville Retreat

in Tucson, Arizona!









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