November 19th~Year 6, No. 58

Event Warms

to Sewing Blankets


Members of 4-H that helped with the Legion Auxiliary Blankets Workshop are (L-R backrow) Tobie Peterson, Hallie Kleman, Chandler Schulte, Molly Johnson, and Emma Kleman; (bottom: Kamre Fuller and Tatum Peterson

The Auxiliary of the American Legion in Nazareth held two “Blanket Workshops” on Tuesdays, November 11 and 18th in the Legion Hall to make fleece blankets for the residents of the Skilled Living Center at the Veterans Hospital in Amarillo.  Many Nazareth folks came to enjoy participating in this charitable event to help ailing Veterans.  An exciting outreach project like this drew a number of 4-H participants under the guidance of Felice Acker.

Love For Infants and Their Parents

Motivate Walkers


A great Fall charity event was the annual Walk For Babies with Michael and Lacey Hittson (front) with team members including Dwayne and Anne Acker of Nazareth (second row left).


With the death of their son, Luke Michael Hittson, this year as a motivation of love, Michael and Lacey joined hundreds in Midland for the annual Memorial Walk for Babies 2014.  Started in 2009 by parents whose infants also died suddenly, this outreach walk in a charity event that helps fund activities to help parents who have suffered the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS and any other infant death.  The Dwight Ackers of Nazareth joined their daughter Lacey and the team of volunteers in memorializing their grandson Luke.


Castro 4-H Results

Castro County 4-H competed in the district food show and nutritional quiz bowl on Saturday, November 8 in Levelland.  The five youth competing in the food show were:  Kamre Mask (junior dairy); Will Young (junior fruits/vegetable);  Brett Young (intermediate protein); William Wall (intermediate grains) and Sara Wall ( senior grains). Sara placed 3rd!  Two teams competed in the quiz bowl contest—a jeopardy type question and answer contest all about nutrition.  the Senior team of Lexi Huseman, Roxanne Wilhelm, and Sara Wall placed 2nd and will advance to State in June. Kristi Mcalister, William Wall and Grady McAlister competed at the intermediate level.





Sunday, November 23, 2014

Nazareth, Texas


9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.Holiday Arts & Crafts Bazaar in the School Cafeteria

Lots of great holiday gifts and baked goods! Sponsored by the Nazareth Art Club


11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.Turkey Dinner & Raffle in the Nazareth Community Hall

Turkey, dressing, and all the trimmings, and homemade desserts!

Adults – $10.00 10 years & younger – $5.00


Panels being installed to quiet echoes at the Home Mercantile Building

Upgrade at Home Merantile

Over the past years, many wonderful birthday parties and other social functions have been held at Home Merc. But when dozens of people are talking and visiting, the space echoes with quite a cacophony, due to all the hard surfaces in the building. To mitigate this problem, the Home Merc Board recently held a Work Day to install 8 large acoustic baffle panels above the mantle on the north and south walls of the building. Hopefully, this installation will “soften the roar of the crowd,” and make large gatherings in the Merc more pleasant for the ears.

Loved NISD Graduate Dies



Vickie Lee Chester, former valedictorian of Nazareth high, died November 5th in Midland. She was born December 4th, 1954 to James and Irene Wilhelm of Nazareth and graduated from West Texas State University. She married Paul Eugene Chester in 1980 who died in 2011, after 38 years of loving marriage. In being an educator, she improved the lives of many students for the duration of the 38 years she taught.

Survived by her son Ben Chester and wife, Allisson, of Dallas, daughter Katy Pierce and her husband, Travis, and grandson, Tatum of Kennedale; parents James and Irene Wilhelm of Nazareth, siblings Juanita Barker of Lubbock, Mary Lynn Olvera, Jeanie Birkenfeld, Angie Milton, Dale Wilhelm all of Nazareth, Tim Wilhelm of Amarillo, Evelyn Rankin of San Antonio, and Shawn Wilhelm of Dumas, sister-in-law Linda Blaser of Toluca Lake, CA and numerous nieces and nephews.


Memorials can be sent to MISD Education Foundation, ATTN: Jami Owen, 550 W Texas ST, Room 250, Midland, TX 79701. Funeral services were November 10th at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Midland.



Sponsored by the Christian Mothers Society







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