February 3, 2016 ~Year 7, No. 113


The basketball success is not only present within the high school teams, but it is carrying over into the junior high.

On Saturday, January 30, the team of eleven travelled to Panhandle to compete in the junior high basketball tournament.

The team’s first game of the day was against Vega. After a slow start, the girls came back to make it an exciting game, and they ended up with a close win by one point, 25-24, putting the team in the championship.

In the finals, the team met Panhandle. The junior high Swiftettes defeated the Ettes, 33-20, to take first place in the tournament after losing to the same team in the championship last year.

The team consists of girls in both seventh and eighth grade. In the years past, there has been enough girls to comprise two full teams, but this year, there is only one. It has proven to be successful for the Swiftettes, with their only loss to Abernathy in a tournament last month.

Their last game of the year is this coming Monday, February 8, at home against Lazbuddie starting at 5 with the boys following after.


Pictured after their tPicture1ournament win is (top) Cambrie Heiman, Kyanne Dunn, Molly Johnson, Kari Schulte, Amy Schilderink, Emma Kleman, Kylee Moroney, Coach Cassi Stegall, (bottom) Merry Gerber, Shelby Annen, Maddie Smith, Maggie Nelson, April Schmucker, and Grace Huseman.


KC’s Prepare for Saturday Sale

The Nazareth Knights of Columbus will be conducting their biennial Consignment Sale on Feb. 6th, 1.5 miles north of the village on the east side of FM 168.  The KCs started this type of sale in the mid-1990s, and have continued it ever since on the even-numbered years.  This time around, farm equipment and items from more than 50 consignors (mostly from the Nazareth area, but some over 50 miles away) will be auctioned at the sale.   A consignment sale provides a community service by enabling individual farmers with only a few items to “pool” their wares and create a large-sized auction attractive to a crowd of potential buyers.  The biennial sale also helps used farm equipment to be repurposed into the hands of new owners looking for a bargain.

The sale is open to bidders and to anyone who enjoys the auction atmosphere, or to folks with a hankering for German sausage, breakfast burritos, and baked goods that the KCs will sell in their concession stand.  Members of the Nazareth Council will be busy with organizing the sale items, loading up equipment for the buyers, and manning the food & drink stand.  A small percentage is charPicture2ged for each piece of equipment that is consigned to and sold on the sale, so the event serves as a fundraiser benefiting the KC’s charitable outreach to local needs as well as state and national causes.


This weekend marked the beginning of a week-long livestock show in Fort Worth. Many Nazareth students will be competing throughout the week, and sixth grader Boston Jones started out the major show on a good note in the goat show.

She showed her goat on Saturday afternoon in a class of 68. She did very well and earned 11th place. Congratulations to Boston, and good luck to all those competing in the rest of the show!


At their monthly meeting on Monday evening, February 1, the Nazareth Knights of Columbus were presented with two awards from Texas State Charities.

The first was the Emil E Odgen Award for ten consecutive years of achieving their State Charity goals. They also received a second honor, the Quick Start Honor Roll Award.

The officers of  the K of C Council #2654 include Grand Knight Brian Ramaekers, Marcus Brockman, and Marty Gerber, sitting in for Mitchell Brockman.



The results from this weekend’s pool tournament are as follows:


1st place: Ricky Rowland

2nd place: Kit Schulte

3rd place: Jeremy Acker

4th place: Cory Hoelting



1st place: Troy Johnson & Daniel Kern

2nd place: BJ Kern & Mike Gesling

3rd place: Cory Hoelting and Shay Johnson

VPicture6alentine’s Dance

Saturday, Feb.13 at Home Mercantile
Music by Dwayne Kleman & Friends
9pm – 12midnight
Admission: $25 per person BYOB
Proceeds to benefit “Save the Floor” fund for Home Mercantile

     The Nazareth Ag students are working on a project this year in several of their ag classes.

Pictured is the progress on the welding trailer that the students have completed so far. The trailer will be auctioned off at the FFA banquet at the end of the year to help with the organization’s expenses.

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