August 19th~Year 7, No 32


Painting with a twist

At the end of the night, the group of around fifty ladies pose with their final masterpieces.

Fifty one ladies gathered at the Home Merc Thursday, August 12, for a night of painting and wine.

The painting was led by Lotte Talley of Happy, Texas. She taught a series of steps and showed the different ways to make each painting unique. The ladies each picked out a different background and had the option to trace a letter or to create their own by free handing. Everyone took one home with a personal touch.

Women of all ages enjoyed the evening filled with arts and crafts, wine, socializing with friends, and getting to know one another.

The event was held to promote the Home Merc and bring the community together. The board was very pleased with the turnout and considered Painting with a Twist a huge success. They are hoping to hold similar events in the future.


ellen band

   Nazareth is known for  achieving in nearly everything, and the students are continuing to raise the bar for success.

Incoming junior, Ellen Schilderink, tried out for the National FFA band in at the beginning of June by making an audition video and was recently selected to become a member of the band, possibly a first time ever for Nazareth.

Ellen will be performing with the band at the National FFA convention in October in Louisville, Kentucky. The band members will practice together for three days and then perform at the convention over the course of four days.


   It has been announced that Nazareth Independent School District was selected to receive a $10,000 grant for Staff Development and Vertical Curriculum Alignment. The grant is sponsored by Monsanto Fund through America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education. Local farmers nominated Nazareth for the grant as an appreciation for growing the next generation. The application was reviewed by math and science teachers and then by the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Advisory Council, which is a group of 29 prominent farmers across the country. The council was impressed with the school’s dedication to students and innovative ways to improve their education, and, therefore, selected Nazareth for the grant.



   As school is starting back up, most students are returning back to Nazareth ISD; however, the recent graduating seniors are beginning their new adventures in college.

In the class of only fifteen students, all of them are staying in Texas for their first year away from home. A good percentage is staying relatively close, but there are some that will be making a long trip to move in.

Four will be living in the Lubbock area with two going to Texas Tech University, Cole Kleman and Luis Miguel Franco, and two attending South Plains College, Taylor Damron and Hayden Gerber.

Another close group of graduates will be at West Texas A&M University in Canyon including Tommy Russel, Kade Kleman, Ethan Schulte, Kamber Higgins, and Amanda Kleman.

While Mason Kleman will be the only one attending Texas A&M University, Mackenzie Gerber will also be in Bryan, Texas, at Blinn College. Payton Robb and Kaden Hatla will also be around their area at Tarleton State University. Trey Waldo is also going south of home to Texas State University in San Marcos, and Brenna Braddock will be attending North Central Texas College in Gainesville.

A change of scenery for some and a change in lifestyle for all, this school year will be one to remember for the incoming college freshmen.


Please invite others to our church’s 7th Annual Open House

Sunday, August 30th, 5-6 p.m.

¨ Tour of the Church

¨ Brief history of our 113 year-old parish

¨ Memento gifts and refreshments

¨ Get acquainted with newcomers

NISD-Thursday, August 20

5:00 p.m.

 – Meet the Teachers

 – Cafeteria Taste-Testing

 – Open House

7:15 p.m.

 – Hamburger Supper under the Community Hall awning courtesy of Peoples Bank

8:00 p.m.

 – Meet the Swifts and Swiftettes at Swift Stadium

The Castro County Fair and Harvest Days will be September 10 – 12, 2015.  If you are interested in renting a booth for Saturday, September 12th, please contact Donna at 647-2243 (or) (or) The Chamber of Commerce at 647-2524.

Booth Rental is $40 per booth inside the Expo and $30 for booths inside the Quonset and outside.  Electricity is $5 extra.  Booths inside the Expo go fast and it is first come first served so contact us soon.  Hope to see you at the fair!

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