August 1, 2016 ~ Year 9, No. 1


The Nazareth Boy Scouts Troop 265 conducted a Court of Honor on Wednesday July 20 at the Home Mercantile Building, attended by 50 guests consisting of family, friends, and local community supporters. The purpose of the ceremony was to recognize two members who recently achieved the level of Eagle Scout: Lars Schilderink and Tyler Ramsey. The Masters of Ceremonies for the Court were Landon Robb and Mike Schilderink, supported by Scout Master Bruce Schulte and Adult Leader Leroy Birkenfeld. Other members of Troop 265 served on the Color Guard that presented the Flag and led recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. Another notable feature of the evening was the participation of 4 Cub Scouts: Pierce Wilhelm, Reid Backus, Adrian Rios and Jesse Acker, who each read short parts of the ceremony that informed the gathering about the different levels that a Scout must pass through to reach Eagle Scout. Of the nearly 2 million young people who have joined Scouting since it began in the U.S., less than 4% have ever achieved the Eagle Scout level. Congratulations to the new Eagle Scouts and we look forward to more in the future from Troop 265.


Tyler Ramsey, Lars Schilderink, Ethan Schulte, and Darcy Schulte



The weekends of July 29-30th in Nazareth was kept busy with over 500 Hoelting Family relatives gathered for the big family reunion. The family filled not only the Community Hall all weekend, but also the entire Holy Family Church during the Saturday evening mass. Family members came from various locations ranging from the locals in Nazareth to the large family in Kansas.

Throughout the weekend, the family was re-acquainted since the last reunion four years ago. They ate several meals together and participated in many activities including a golf tournament, minute to win it games, card games, water slides, a basketball tournament, and a Saturday night dance.

A few years ago, the family of Henry and Elizabeth Hoelting reached a historical point when the number of descendants reached 1,000 and the current count is 1,152. Henry and Elizabeth were married in 1900, and their lives and legacy have brought a special tradition and history to Nazareth ever since. The large reunion is enough to prove that Texas truly is “where Hoelting pride runs deep”.

Picture2Hoelting Family in Church

Picture3Hoelting Flag at the Community Hall



1) Come Join “Late Night At NISD” — Midnight Madness on Friday/Saturday August 5/6 at the field

2) Registration for 2016-2017 school year — grades 6-12 — will be on August 11th in the Science Room.

3) NISD Band will be renewing the “Birthday Calendar” orders in the month of August. In effort to better facilitate the orders, the band students will renew or take new orders: August 13 & 14th – Holy Family Church (following Mass)

CHURCH UPDATES: New Finance Council Members at Holy Family the coming three year term are Aaron Braddock and Diane Heitschmidt with the new Chairman for the coming year being Hugh Wilhelm. Thanks to Norman Gerber and Marlene Acker for their past service.

Plan to participate in the Village’s Golden Anniversary Event:

75th Annual Labor Day Weekend

Picnic and Fundraiser

September 4th, Sunday

The Nazareth community for 75 years has celebrated Labor Day honoring the work and faith of our farm families. This year, a “Parade of Heroes” circles town at 10:00 a.m., and we ask businesses, organizations, NISD school, and residents for floats, trucks, tractors, bikes, or horses to honor our heroes. Kids dressas favorite superhero (prizes).

Special ceremony to honor law enforcement and first responders.

Roast Beef Lunch/trimmings is served from 11 am to 2 pm — adults $10.00 and children (10 and younger) $5.00.

After Lunch: activities for adults: raffle, bingo, cow-patty bingo Children’s games and water events go until 4:00 p.m. Armbands for $10.00 (8 and older) & $5.00 (7 and younger).

After lunch, a Grand Trailer Auction of items from art to farm supplies are auctioned (bring lawn-chairs, Off, and SPF). Late afternoon: Auction of livestock donated by area ranchers and parishioners.

A Hamburger Supper will be served from 5:00 to 8:00 pm with hamburgers, chips and beverages for $7.00, double meat meals $9.00.



August 7, 2016

Nazareth Cafeteria

8:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m.

Cost: Donation ($6 minimum)

Proceeds to playground renovation.

Offering BRICKS to help raise money and personalize the playground. Purchase with your family name, business name, or in honor of a loved one.

Brick Prices:

$50—4×8 brick

$100—(with graphic) includes breakfast for 2

$200—(with graphic) includes breakfast for your household.

Info: Lindsey 945-5450 or 292-3012


Cheer Camp

August 8-10th

9:00 – 12:00

On the front of school lawn

$25 per Cheerleader

Incoming K – 6th grades

Contact Nikki Wethington 674-7039 or Carlie Heiman 945-2410


Dimmitt Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament

Plus: Live & Silent Auction

August 6, 2016

3 Person Scramble Ball drop:

noon — Tee Time: 1:00pm

$160.00 per Team (Includes meal per Golfer)

Blind nine—Paying 1st/2nd

Each Flight and Last Place

Mulligans $10 per Person per Nine

$25 Prize for Longest Drive &

Straightest Drive & Door Prizes

To Register: Call Dimmitt Recreation, LLC 647-4502

Tickets for Hamburger Meal will be

available at the Chamber Office or any board member at $10 per person.


Castro County Fair & Harvest Days

will be September 8-10, 2016 in Dimmitt.

If you are interested in renting a booth for Saturday, September 10th, please contact Donna at (or) 647-2243 (please leave message if not home). 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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