November 4th~Year 7, No 43

Well-known Nazareth Wife and Mother Dies

Tanya Schulte

     Tanya Schulte modeled the wife and mother in Proverbs 31—“She gets up while it is still dark, providing food for her family. She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. She enjoys the success of her life; at night her lamp is undimmed.”

Known by so many in Nazareth because of her involvements in school and community groups, especially because of her children, she also had a delightful energy that helped others join her in “going the extra mile”.  Whether in her home or out with the scouts, her open spirit and energy will be missed for on November 1st her battle for health moved her into a heavenly home. “Give her the reward of all her labors” —    A Memorial Service will be held on November 4th, Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in Tulia Christian Fellowship.

Tanya was born on February 8, 1963 in Dimmitt to Paul and Glenna Fry. She grew up in Dimmitt and graduated from Dimmitt High School in 1981. She married Bruce Schulte on October 19, 1985. She was a wife, mother, homemaker, tremendously faith-filled, and more recently, quite involved in scouting with her son, Ethan, in obtaining his Eagle Scout Project as he set up a Nazareth walking tour.

Her family includes her husband: Bruce Schulte of Nazareth, her daughter: Darcy Schulte of Nazareth, her sons: Orin Schulte and wife Sarah of Virginia Beach, Virginia and Ethan Schulte of Nazareth, her grandson: Rylan Schulte of Virginia Beach, Virginia, her parents: Paul and Glenna Fry of Dimmitt and her brother: Chris Fry of Canyon. She is preceded in death by her brother, Randy Fry.

The family requests Memorials be sent to Harrington Cancer Center in Amarillo.


Seventh graders Kylee Moroney and Maggie Nelson assist McKinley Moore and Miles Nelson in their game.

   Saturday evening, the Nazareth Swift Band hosted the annual Halloween Carnival. The band members took charge of several different games both spooky and fun, and the yummy prizes kept the kids busy all night. The fun was topped off with a scavenger hunt and a dance.



At their last home football game, the 2016 seniors walk the field for the last time. The swifts defeated the Hart Longhorns    45-0, and to make the night even more special, Senior Troy Gerber was able to attend and cheer on his team. Nazareth’s strong defense shut down the Longhorns and paid off on the offensive end. Come out and support the Swifts in their last district game at Miami on Friday at 7:30 p.m.


Local County Extension Agents Receive Achievement Awards

     Felice Acker, Family and Consumer Science Agent in Castro County, and John Villalba, Agriculture and Natural Resource Agent in Swisher County were both honored recently for their work with local 4-H Programs through Texas Association of Extension 4-H Agents. Felice received the Achievement in Service Award which honors extension agents who have 3-6 years of Extension tenure and promote the 4-H program. Felice’s 4-H program has focused on foods and nutrition project which has had 25-35 youth participating in it the last 3 years. She also has worked with the local quilter’s society to start teaching youth quilting in 2010. This has lead to over 40 quilts being made by local youth with 13 more working on ones this fall. John received the Golden Clover Award which honors extension agents with less than 3 years of extension tenure. John’s program highlights include the creation of a livestock skill-a-thon which had an invitational contest in May of 2015. Additional, The Buddy Program in Tulia, works with underprivileged to youth to raise a livestock animal for show and sale and was one of John’s favorite experiences.



The Nazareth ‘Lytes were the champions of their baseball league this fall. The team consists of fourth and fifth graders including Jack Welps, Willem Prins, Brett Heitschmidt, Landry Young, Luke Schulte, Tell Bagley, Carson Heiman, Tanner Birkenfeld, Sterl Welps, and Ty Hoelting.



     Rarely do students, faculty, and community receive such a motivating and energized experience as happened Tuesday, October 27th, with “Rachel’s Challenge” presented by Cody Hodges, formerly of Hereford and Texas Tech.

Rachel Joy Scott has touched another school and community with the call to kindness and love for all.  Rachel was the first victim of the shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado – she died along with 11 other students and 1 teacher.

However, her life, as unbelievably positive in human compassion as it was, has taken on a great depth in the aftermath of this tragedy.  An entire movement of shared compassion is happening in schools and communities who are accepting her posthumous challenge.

Nazareth ISD has taken the challenge and is starting a chain reaction within the school. The Friends For Rachael Club meets every Friday morning to celebrate any improvements and suggest new ways to accept the challenge including things as simple as holding the door for others and smiling at fellow students and teachers in the hallways.


“Look for the best in others

Dream big

Choose positive influences

Speak with kindness

Start your own chain-reaction of kindness”


Sophomore Ellen Schilderink participated in the National FFA Band last week in Kentucky at the National Convention. She practiced all week and performed her flute pieces with the entire band for everyone who attended the convention.



Nazareth Christian Mothers


Sunday. November 22nd

11:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.

Veteran Steak Dinner

Saturday, November 14th

6:30 p.m.—American Legion

For all veterans and spouses in honor

of Veterans Day, a big thank you!!









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