August 5th~Year 7, No 30


  Over 40 people attended The Castro County 4-H Awards Banquet on Sunday, August 2 in the Home Merc Building to recognize those individuals who have devoted their time to the organization.


Star Awards, are the highest honors in  4-H. Applicants have to complete a record book highlighting their experiences with 4-H projects, leadership and community service. The bronze star is awarded to junior age members and was presented to Dayson Schacher. The silver star, for intermediate members, was won by Brett Young. The gold star was awarded to two high school individuals, Anna Huseman and Sara Wall.


Sharon Wall was named Adult Leader of the Year and Austin Heck was named Friend of 4-H for his support of the livestock judging program.

Castro County 4-H would like to thank all who participate and support the program throughout the year.





  As the school year quickly approaches, both the football players and the band members are getting ready for the months ahead.

On Monday, the football team gathered bright and early at the football field for their first official practice. The team will workout this week with only helmets, but on Friday at 12 A.M. they will have their annual Midnight Madness practice. Since it is the first practice they are able to wear full pads, parents, family and friends, are invited to watch.

Not only is the football team practicing, but the band is also starting their preparation. The band will perform at each pep rally and march during halftime of some football games, so they must be ready as well.


   Through the summer months, many teenagers become restless and bored with nothing to do, however, those who seek summer jobs stay occupied and active.


Two young men stay busy at school during the break but not doing the same work that is done during the school year. Tucker Huseman and Logan Schulte have spent their summer helping Ralph Albracht and Brenda Schacher get ready for the next school year.

The boys work each day performing various jobs. Some of the tasks that they perform include shampooing all of the carpet, waxing the floors, weed eating, taking out the trash, scrubbing the gymnasium stands, cleaning the weight room, and, as pictured, putting away the trophies.


     Nazareth Boy Scouts, Troop 265, participated in a seven day, High Adventure hiking trip into the Weminuche Wilderness on the San Juan Mountains between Durango and Silverton, Colorado July 1 thru July 7.

The first day in Durango, the troop boarded the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and rode the train 25 miles north of Durango and spent the morning white water rafting down 12 miles of the Animas River which was running extremely fast due to the heavy snowfall in late April and early May.

The next morning, the group loaded their packs and gear into a boxcar on the same railroad and rode 40 miles north of Durango to the Elk Park Trail head. They unloaded their packs and began the journey into the Weminuche Wilderness.

Over the next six days, the scouts hiked 38 miles along mountain streams, magnificent waterfalls and alpine wildflowers above timberline.

On the second day of the trek, the troop reached the Continental Divide at 12,890 feet in elevation. The snow pack was knee deep in places and Eldorado Lake was still frozen over. The trails on the east side of the peaks were covered in snow, so the group had to get their maps and redraw the lines.

On day three of the journey, Troop 265 headed south along the Vallecito Creek descending back to 9,800 feet, and on day four, they reached the Vallecito—Johnson Creek Junction and began their ascent to Columbine Pass.


The next day, after reaching the Columbine Pass at 12,980 feet in elevation,  the group descended into the Chicago Basin of the Weminuche Wilderness. And finally, on the last day, the scouts took the train to Durango to make the trip back home.


Reaching the end of their trek at Needleton trailhead, Troop 265 snaps a picture among all of the trees despite their fatigue. The group consisted of, from left to right, Joshua Williams, cousin, Lawrence Schilderink, Lars Schilderink, Ethan Schulte, Corny Klassen, Tyler Ramsey, Mike Schilderink, Nathaneal Van Dijk, Joe Van Dijk, Landon Robb, and Larry Robb.

“I can say, this adventure was a challenge for everyone and very physically demanding also, but the memories will last a lifetime,” Scoutmaster Bruce Schulte said.

Future Swift Cheerleading Camp

Sponsored by Nazareth High School Cheerleaders

Who: K – 6th Grade

 When: August 10th – 12th

Where: Nazareth School front lawn

$25 per person

Make checks payable to Nazareth Cheerleaders

Booster Club Meeting

Thursday, August 6th

6:00 p.m.

Under the awning of the Community Hall

School Registration  

Thursday, August 13th

Students must meet dress code standards to register.  School pictures will also be taken. Times are as follows:

6th grade –         8:00 – 8:30

7th grade –         8:35 – 9:05

8th grade –         9:10 – 9:40

Seniors –           9:45 – 10:45

Juniors –           10:50– 11:50

Sophomores  –   1:00 – 2:00

Freshmen –        2:00 – 3:00

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