February 22, 2016~Year 9, No. 28


Lane Birkenfeld, son of Keith and Kim Birkenfeld, graduated from Nazareth in 2014. He is now attending college at Texas A&M University in College Station. Last weekend, Lane competed in the NRCHA Collegiate Invitational in Fort Worth with the Texas A&M Stock Horse Team.

A&M and seven other colleges each sent a three man team to Fort Worth. The teams competed in a reining pattern followed by a cow work pattern. Lane won the Limited Non-Pro division.

Congratulations to Lane and his team!


The horse judging team competed on February 16 at the San Antonio Stock Show. They placed 24th out of 183 teams and 18th out of 143 FFA teams from across the state. Team members include Alee Christian, Shelby Espenson, Teri Burnett, Hunter Corrales, Yeraldy Gonzalez, and Kiko Rodriguez.

Several students did well in the San Antonio pig show. Hydie Dyer won her class with her Berk Barrow and made the sale. She also went back in for the breed drive. Tucker Huseman placed 6th with his Berk and made the sale. Faithe Huseman also placed 6th with her Berk and made the sale. Grace Huseman placed 5th with her Berk and made the sale. Zac Huseman placed 10th with his hamp Barrow. Jett Ramaekers placed 6th with his hamp Barrow and made the sale. Lexi Ramaekers placed 5th with her duroc Barrow and made the sale. Garrison Kleman placed 4th with Poland Barrow and made the sale. Chandler Schulte placed 7th with her Chester barrow. Luke Schulte placed 3rd with his York Barrow and made the sale. Riley Ramaekers placed 8th with her York Barrow. Kari Schulte won her class and the heavy weight division champion with her York barrow. In the breed drive, Kari won breed champion York and a $10,000 scholarship.

Congratulations to all of these students, and good luck to the rest of the Nazareth FFA show team in the future.

picture2Garrison Kleman and family

picture3Faithe, Zac and Grace Huseman


The varsity Swiftettes advanced to the Regional Tournament in Levelland on February 24-25 after winning their first two playoff games.

The Swiftettes played Shamrock in the Area round, and they defeated the Lady Irish 97-38. After that game, the team advanced to the Regional Quarterfinals where Nazareth met the McLean Lady Tigers. After being down 17-14 at half time, the Swiftettes came back to win 54-33.

The team will compete in the Regional Semifinals at the Texan Dome in Levelland on Friday at 6:30 where they will face Paducah.

The Swifts will play in their first playoff game against White Deer on Thursday, February 23, at 6:30 at Tascosa in Amarillo.

20th Respect Life Banquet  – Moved by Mercy

Sunday, March 19th—Social Hour 4:00p.m. Banquet at 5:00p.m.

$50/person  or  $400 table of 8

Amarillo Civic Center, HERITAGE ROOM

Prime Rib Dinner by Big Texan   –    Live & Silent Auctions

Knight of Columbus have tickets. Call Marcus Brockman or Alec Braddock.

Nazareth German Heritage Museum is selling raffle tickets to raise money to build a new museum, scheduled to start construction January 2020. In order to get funding for our project, we have to show proof that the community will also be involved. Having this raffle to help raise the money for matching funds is necessary. Please come help this project which will help our communities survival into the future by showing the past.

If you or your family have articles to donate to the museum to show the past, please inform the museum committee so we can build to suit all the articles.

Come by the Yellow Rose Inn after masses Saturday nights and Sunday mornings every week until March 26th to but raffle tickets. Tickets are $20 and they are also available at Intersection Sales and Service, MO Supply, Swift Café, Peoples Bank, or from any museum member. On March 26th, we will be having a Branding Iron Benefit at the Yellow Rose Inn for those of you who want to brand our wooden fence.

The raffle prizes will be given away at that time.

1st Prize: Texas Rangers Baseball Game Package

2nd Prize: $1,000 Visa Card from People’s Bank

3rd Prize: $500 Gift Card to United


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