We Run This State
Congratulations to the cross country runners who competed at state in Round Rock Saturday! The girls placed seventh as a team. Freshman, Caitlin Kleman placed eighth as an individual, the highest out of the Nazareth cross country team. The community was there to support the girls at the sendoff held at the school Thursday afternoon. Students, teachers, and family members cheered “We’re awesome! We’re great! We’re on our way to state!” as the suburban full of the runners tore through the paper sign made for them with the saying “We Run This State.” The motto for the cross country team this year was “We run this town.”
Nazareth School Joins Community to Honor Veterans
A cold windy Veterans Day morning still witnessed the honor given by the NISD students to our local Veterans as students, staff, and community gave a standing ovation to those attending from Francis Wilhelm American Legion Nazareth Post.
The program in the NISD gym was led by the student council with Welcome by Hannah Leavitt and Prayer by Alicia Straley. Wonderful renditions of the Star Spangled Banner and America The Beautiful were sung by the K-3 children accompanied by the school band, followed by a delightful and well-prepared sharing of reports from those who attended the Texas State Boys and Girls Convention: Tommy Russell, Luis-Miguel Franco, Mackenzie Gerber, and Payton Robb. Following the necrology read by Art Brockman Taps called all to recall those Veterans who have died. A tribute poem was read by Lexie Huseman followed by the NISD band playing the Armed Service Medley and local Veterans from each branch of service standing to applause when their service theme song was played.
The girls’ basketball team will play against Amarillo High in Nazareth. Junior Varsity will play at 5:00, and varsity will play preceding that game.
The football team will play their first playoff game against Valley in Lockney at 7:30.
Fr. John Hickey, 85, died on Saturday, November 08, 2014 in Corpus Christi where he had retired. He was born October 02, 1929 in Shawnee, Oklahoma to Maurice A. Hickey and Cecilia Riley Hickey.
He served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was ordained a priest in 1996, following his deacon assignment to Holy Family Nazareth. He returned as pastor from July 2002 to July 2003. The first baptism he celebrated at Holy Family, June 29, 1997, was Reghan Nicole Gerber, daughter of Chris and Kelly Gerber. As a deacon here he celebrated along with Fr. Neal Dee, the wedding of Bryan Ramsey and Tracy Drerup on June 2, 1995; and as pastor celebrated the wedding of Scott Huseman and Cindy Albracht on July 5, 1997. The funerals of Vincent Guggemos on August 10, 1996 and Elizabeth Hoelting on March 5, 1998 were also offered by Hickey while here.
He is preceded in death by his parents and three siblings.
He is survived by his brothers and sisters, Mary Mica of Austin, Texas, Ethleen H. Mikolajczak of Deer Park, Texas, Kelvin L. (Esther) Hickey, Dennis M. (Mollie) Hickey both of Pasadena, Texas, and Donald J. (Irene) Hickey of Richmond, Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass in Corpus Christi was on Tuesday, November 11, while services in Amarillo, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, will be a Vigil on Thursday at 7 p.m., and Funeral Mass on Friday, Nov. 14,at 10 a.m. with burial following in Llano Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Society Of The Most Holy Trinity at Our Lady of Corpus Christi, 1200 Lantana St., Corpus Christi, Texas 78407.
Our local Boy Scout troupe met on Nov. 8th to do their seasonal cleaning and sprucing up of the
Nazareth Family Park. The scouts, under the direction of Scoutmaster Bruce Schulte, moved and raked leaves and made sure that the park could be decorated for the upcoming holiday season. We are indebted to the service of these youth.