Livestock Judging Team Wins First
By: Mason Kleman
The past weekend, the Nazareth FFA travelled to their first judging contests of the year. The livestock judging team competed at WT, Clarendon, and Valley on Friday and Saturday. The team won the WT contest with Cole Kleman placing 1st and Kaden Hatla placing 3rd. We placed 3rd at Clarendon with Kaden Hatla placing 1st and Kade Kleman placing 12th. We did very well for our first contests of the year and look to continue that success next weekend at Texas Tech as we continue to prepare for the Area Contest where we will hopefully advance to State again.
NAZARETH ANNUAL MEETING WELL -ATTENDED
More than 75 members and guests of Catholic Life Insurance Branch 59 met Sunday, March 29th for a brunch and annual gathering in the Nazareth American Legion Hall. Chaired by the president of the Nazareth Branch, Peggy Birkenfeld, the group hosted special guests from the San Antonio Office as well as local agents of the company. Gifting of many door prizes interspersed meeting announcements and one of the highlights of the meeting was the gift to the local American Legion of a beautiful painted banner honoring our country’s armed services, along with a $250 check for assisting the new windows project.
Travelers Find Treasure in Nazareth
You never know who might show up at your front door. Last week (March 26th), when the doorbell rang at Darryl Birkenfeld & Joann Starr’s home, it turned out to be a couple all the way from the country of South Africa, Paul & Nokkie Benade, who wanted to walk the labyrinth at Casa La Entereza. After flying in to Houston to visit with their married children living in the States, the twosome were making a week-long driving tour of West Texas and the Panhandle. While many tourists look for national parks and city sights, since 2009 Paul & Nokkie have intentionally sought out labyrinths to walk as a spiritual practice, and they have walked them across Texas and in several countries, including France. They happened to find the site in Nazareth by using the Worldwide Labyrinth Locator (http://labyrinthlocator.com/). Our labyrinth was the 133rd that the couple has walked since 2009!
Paul & Nokkie are very friendly, and we hope they will come back soon for another visit. You can learn a bit about labyrinths at this link: https://labyrinthsociety.org/about-labyrinths
Gilbert C. Schulte, 82, a farmer and rancher in Nazareth, Texas died March 28th, 2015. He was born August 10, 1932 in Nazareth, Texas to Albert and Anna Schulte. He was an army veteran during the Korean War 1952-1954. He married Dolores Huseman on January 16, 1956, was a member and past commander of the Nazareth American Legion, and a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church of Nazareth. His hobbies were horse racing, golf, fishing, traveling and great times of laughter.
He is survived by his wife Dolores (Dolly) Schulte of Nazareth, 3 sons Dwayne Schulte and wife Jolene, Rodney Schulte and wife Mona all of Nazareth and Calvin Schulte of Canyon; 3 daughters Elaine Barnes and husband Joe of Plainview, Rosie Kleman and husband Doyle and Karen Gerber and husband Dan all of Nazareth; 2 brothers Floyd Schulte and his wife Dorothy of Nazareth and Ralph Schulte and his wife Beth of Roanoke; 4 sisters Norita Hoelting and husband Cecil, Toby Gerber and husband Vincent, Joan Durbin and husband Paul all of Nazareth and Carol Hoelting and husband Marvin of Westminster;
along with 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Marvin Schulte and a grandson Shane Kleman.
Funeral was held Tuesday at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Nazareth with burial there in the cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Shane Kleman Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Nazareth School, PO Box 189, Nazareth, Texas 79063 or to the Holy Family Cemetery Fund, PO Box 100, Nazareth, Texas 79063