July 29th~Year 7, No. 29



Members of the Schulte-Gobel families from Sauerland, Germany, join 500 relatives for lunch in the Nazareth Community Hall during the Schulte Family Reunion.

The July 24-26th weekend in Nazareth was super-crowded with nearly 500 Schulte Family relatives  coming from Germany, Nebraska, and many US states for their ‘every-five-years’ reunion.  The event was so large the family members packed the hall and church for events and were “farmed out” to various local families for housing. Meals were served, games played, awards and gifts given out, and a lot of re-acquainting since their last reunion up in Nebraska five years ago. The excitement of this year’s gathering was the arrival of ten people from Germany, original home of the Schultes before coming to Nebraska and then Texas.  The history books of Nazareth notes that Conrad and Josephine (Lenertz) Schulte moved from Nebraska to Nazareth in 1907, along with Frank Schulte, who in 1910  married Louise Backus, Albert and Anna (Hoffman) Schulte soon joined them also in Nazareth. One of the local patriarchs of the family now is Floyd Schulte, son of that pioneer, Albert Schulte. At present the Nazareth community directory lists 23 Schulte families.



Forty-seven Nazareth youngsters attended the annual Summer Altar Server Appreciation Picnic hosted by the Holy Family Parish Council on Sunday, July 26 at WOW: World of Wonderland in Thompson Park, Amarillo.  The day long feast included lunch, games, free passes to the amusement rides, and barbecue supper.  Seven parish council members and six drivers also joined the youth in the adventure as well as cooking, driving, and chaperoning. The young people themselves reported to Fr. Ken that they had a great time, lots of fun, and enjoyed seeing their friends who have all been leading active summer lives.

The Altar Servers of the church are from Seniors in High School down to 4th Graders and are under the training of Deacon Bob Birkenfeld.  During the year they are assigned to weekend services as well as weekday 7:10 a.m. Masses.  Some of the older servers take on altar duties at weddings, funerals, and holyday celebrations.

The Parish Council especially thanks the drivers who convoyed the youth as well as Scott Huseman for the grilling, and Brian Ramaekers for the loan of his    super-grill on its own trailer.

Nazareth Family Park

in Beautiful Bloom for

Tourists and Residents.


 On a beautiful morning, the Park is one of the best locations in the village to see the fullness of every season, from the snow coverings in winter to the new Spring bulbs coming up, right up now to the showy blossoms of Summer — the rains have helped Mother Nature to put on her finest (P.S.note: visitors may need mosquito repellent).


  1. City Hall has Water Quality Report for the village pick up at City Hall or call 945-228
  2. Ears of Corn, freshly picked for you, Allen Acker, 994-0939 – 4 ears for $1.
  3. Nazareth Ladies’ Night – Thursday, August 13, at 7:00 p.m. in the Home Merc. “Painting with a Twist,” Carolyn Bloodworth of Happy, Texas will lead in painting and decoupage on chip board.   Everyone will take one home!  The cost is $30 by August 10th, or $35 at the door.  Cash and checks are accepted.  To register, leave your name and payment with Kate Birkenfeld (432) 213-5133 or Toni Waldo (806) 290-3636.
  4. School Open House, Meet the teachers and Meet the Swifts and Swiftettes, 5 – 7 pm, Aug 20th, Free Hamburger compliments of Citizens Bank.
  5. Branding Iron Benefit for the Nazareth Museum Building Project – Sept 19, Saturday, 2 to 11pm, Yellow Rose Inn, Bring you brands to mark the new wood fence and tell the history of the brand and the family. Free Bar-b-Q supper at 6 pm. Local musicians Logan Samford and Anthony Enriquez playing at 8 pm .with dancing and listening.



Viola Pohlmeier

Viola Elizabeth Pohlmeier, 86, of Tulia died Sunday, July 26, 2015, while visiting in Missouri. Vigil and rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 29th in Church of the Holy Spirit in Tulia. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Catholic Church of Tulia officiated by Rev. Ken Keller of Nazareth and the Rev. Marco Gonzales, Pastor of Holy Spirit Church, Tulia,. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in Holy Family Cemetery in Nazareth, her hometown.

Viola was born July 8, 1929, in Nazareth to John and Meta Stork. She grew up in Nazareth and graduated from Nazareth High School in 1946. She married Virgil Pohlmeier on Aug. 23, 1950, in Nazareth. They moved to Tulia from Plainview in 1950, where she was a beautician. She owned her own shop in Tulia for more than 40 years.

After retirement, she continued to volunteer at Tulia Nursing Home, providing hair services to the residents. She also was a Swisher Hospital Auxiliary volunteer and received the RSVP volunteer of the year award in 2011.

Viola was a longtime member of Church of the Holy Spirit in Tulia, where she was a lector and member of the choir. She helped with all parish events and funeral meals for families. Her greatest pastime was maintaining her beautiful flower garden and baking her delicious cinnamon rolls to be given to family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil, in 2004; her parents; a brother; three sisters; a grandson; and a great-granddaughter.

Survivors include a daughter, Maureen Self and husband James of Hereford; two sons, Brian Pohlmeier and wife Peggy of Plainview and Alan Pohlmeier and wife Cathi of Branson West, Mo.; three sisters, Evelyn Hill of Lubbock, Lola Jean Bell of Granbury and Delores Heiman of Nazareth; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials be to Church of the Holy Spirit Memorial Fund, 511 S. Austin Ave., Tulia, TX 79088 or Tulia Hospital Auxiliary Fund, 534 S.E. Second St., Tulia, TX 79088

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