October 14th~Year 7, No 40



As part of the 4-H Grows campaign and in honor of Texas A&M Forest Service’s centennial year, Castro County 4-H members planted a commemorative Bur Oak tree at the Nazareth Community Ball Park as part of the 2015 One Day 4-H Community Service Project. One Day 4-H is one day for all the 4-H members, parents, leaders, and volunteers to step out into our community and county and say “thank you” by giving back for support the 4-H program. This year to help celebrate its 100 year anniversary, the Texas A&M Forest Service provided one Bur Oak Tree (the only tree that can grow successfully in all 254 counties of Texas) to each county. Castro County    4-H members,  Tyler Ramsey, Grady McAlister, and Tagan Ramsey provided leadership and guidance for this years project . On Friday, October 9, 2015, fifteen youth and seven adults, and two volunteers from the Forest Service planted the tree. The Forest Service personal provided lots of tips, and information about proper tree planting.



     Four plaques and several medals later, the two varsity cross country teams are headed to regionals. District cross country was held in Plainview on Tuesday, and Nazareth swept every race that a team was entered in.girls

Thirteen JV girl runners started off the meet taking six of the top ten places with Alee Christian in first. The varsity girls followed their lead with Caitlin Kleman in first and four others in the top ten.

The varsity boys ran three miles and Brady Robb placed third while the rest of the team was close behind in the top twelve. The junior high girls were the last Nazareth team in the meet and they showed a strong finish by holding eight of the first 10 places with April Schmucker in first.


Every Nazareth team that competed was awarded first place team resulting in an extremely successful day.


The regional meet will be on Monday, October 26th in Lubbock Texas at Mae Simmons Park. The varsity girls will run at 1:00 p.m. followed by the boys at 1:30.



Many Nazareth folks joined in love and prayer at the funeral of Britteny Martin Huseman, 29, of Pampa who died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015.  She was the wife of Andy Huseman, who is the son of Kimberly Wilhelm Huseman, formerly of Nazareth, and the late Raymond Huseman.

Britteny was born in Pampa, graduated from Groom High School and then West Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in education. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Pampa, an Elementary School teacher, and a secretary/treasurer for Catholic Life Insurance Co.  The Funeral Mass was held at St. Vincent de Paul on Monday, Oct. 12.

Survivors include her husband, Andy Huseman; a son, Franklin Huseman; a daughter, Abigail Huseman; her parents, Kenny and Meleney Martin of Groom and her mother-in-law, Kim Huseman of Amarillo.

The family suggests memorials be to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church Pastoral Education Center, 810 W. 23rd Ave., Pampa, TX 79065.

Recent Resident and Loved Wife PASSES


Carmen Wethington, wife of Adam Wethington, sister-in-law to Rita Kern and Angela Acker, all of Nazareth, died on Monday, October 12, 2015. Both she and her husband had become recent residents of Castro County Nursing Home, having been married for many years and living near San Antonio.  She was an active member of Santa Rosa Catholic Church in Florence, Texas.

Carmen is survived by her husband, Adam Wethington, one daughter, Lisa Jo Chambers of Florence, Texas, two sisters, Betsy Valenvuela and Elena Garcia, 2 brothers, Manuel Granado and Felipe Granado and two grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at Holy Family Church, Nazareth, on Thursday morning, October 15th.  Reception of Body and Rosary will be at 10:45 a.m. followed immediately with the Mass of Resurrection at 11:00 a.m. and burial in Holy Family Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to: Santa Rosa Catholic Church, 6571 FM 970, Florence, TX 76527 or to Holy Family Catholic Cemetery Fund, PO Box 100, Nazareth, TX 79063.

The Future of Nazareth Fund in hosting a Community meeting on Saturday, October 17 at 6:30 in the Community Hall . Please come to listen and find out what the foundation is trying to do for the future of Nazareth, as well as give ideas for the prosperity in the next 15 years. 



Marcus Brockman, Senior Vice President, was named officer of the quarter for the Peoples Bank organization in the area. Brockman is the Branch Manager and Lender at our Nazareth location.


Please continue to pray for Troy Gerber as he faces the process of recovery. He suffered an accident Monday afternoon, and he is at UMC in Lubbock in ICU. He fractured his skull and other bones above and below his left eye. The sinus cavity above his left eye has also collapsed. Prayers are very important for both Troy and his entire family, team, and friends. Cynthia Gerber posted, “Please keep the prayers coming. We truly appreciate them. Troy is a strong young man and I believe he will have a full recovery!”

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