April 26, 2017~Year 9, No. 37


Fourteen Nazareth High School Students competed in the State UIL Academic Meet April 21-22 at the University of Texas in Austin.

The journalism contests took place throughout the morning and afternoon on Friday. Nazareth students competed in all four journalism writing contests including feature writing, editorial writing, news writing, and headline writing.

Later in the day, students competed in ready writing and current issues and events. On Saturday, the four members of the spelling team competed against several other individuals and teams from across Texas.

Congratulations to all of these students.


Feature Writing      Paige Gerber             2nd Place

Editorial Writing    April Schmucker      2nd Place

Cambrie Heiman      6th Place

News Writing           Allie Schulte         1st Place (tops in Texas)

Laci Backus              2nd Place

Abby Schmucker      4th Place

Headline Writing    Allie Schulte             1st Place

Journalism Team Champions (88 points)

Ready Writing         Emily Dyer                2nd Place

Spelling                     Katherine Fulkerson              6th Place


Picture1 (2)Journalism State Champion Team



Sunday, April 23, the second grade CCD class was celebrated by family and friends as they received the Holy Eucharist.


Solemn Communion Candidates:

Kate Brockman, daughter of Mitchell & Lindsey Brockman

Tripp Ethridge, son of Shane & Tanya Ethridge

Callen Hochstein, daughter of Micky & Meredith Hochstein

Harper Johnson, daughter of Troy & Lori Johnson

Annaly Morales, daughter of Luis Morales & Yadira Carnero

Cameron Pohlmeier, son of Daryl & Marsha Pohlmeier

Lincoln Pohlmeier, son of Daryl & Marsha Pohlmeier

Addison Schulte, daughter of Stacy & Tiffany Schulte

Dayne Schulte, son of Kit & Kira Schulte

Zane Schulte, son of Leroy & Jenny Schulte

Pierce Wilhelm, son of Brent & Lindsay Wilhelm


Huge thanks to Christian Formation Teachers, Peggy Ramaekers & Celina Brockman, who have shared their faith with these children all year.


Picture2 (2) 1st Communion Candidates and sponsors


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Steve Albracht, 52, of Hart, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in Lubbock, Texas.

Steve Albracht was born on July 20, 1964 in Tulia, Texas to Sam Albracht and Marjorie (Schacher) Albracht.  He was raised in Nazareth and graduated from Nazareth High School in 1982.  Steve married Sheryl (McLain) Albracht on September 19, 1987 in Hart, Texas at the First Baptist Church.

Steve farmed most of his life and was a member of the One – Ton Club and received many awards including 11 National Yield Titles.  Steve was a spokesman for Pioneer Seed and Stoller through the years and enjoyed sharing his farming knowledge with other farmers.  Farming was his life but he also enjoyed driving cars (Corvette), playing cards, playing golf and challenging his children in different sports.  Above all he loved spending quality time with his family.

Steve is survived by his wife, Sheryl Albracht of Hart, 1 son, Keenan Albracht of Hart, 2 daughters, Kembra Schulte and husband Dustin of Lubbock and Kelcy Albracht of Lubbock, parents, Sam and Marjorie Albracht of Nazareth, 2 brothers, Chris Albracht and wife Anna of Amarillo and Dale Albracht and wife Tami of Lubbock, 2 sisters, Liz Hernandez and husband Pascual of Sonora and Cindy Huseman and husband Scott of Nazareth,  2 brothers-in-law, James McLain and wife Julie of Springlake and Benny McLain and Aimee of Nazareth, 2 sisters-in-law, Dana Black of Tulia and Jill Smith and husband Jerry of Amarillo, numerous nieces and nephews.

Steve was preceded in death by his grandparents, W.J. and Irene Albracht, F.P. and Lucille Schacher, father and mother-in-law, Cleve and Shirley McLain and a brother-in-law, Cary McLain.

Memorials may be made to the Steve Albracht Love Fund, c/o Vista Bank, 701 Main St., Hale Center, Texas 79041.

Funeral service were held at 10:30 AM on Monday, April 24, 2017 in the First Baptist Church of Hart with Pastor Gene Meacham officiating.  The burial followed in Hart Cemetery under the care of Colonial Funeral Home of Dimmitt.


Nazareth Knights of Columbus will be having a STEAK DINNER BENEFIT for DALE BIRKENFELD

Saturday, April 29th

5:30pm – 8:00pm

Nazareth Community Hall

(If you would like to donate to the Silent Auction please call Brian Ramaekers at 647-7372)


Enchilada Dinner at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

Dimmitt, Texas

Sunday, April 30th

11am to 2pm

$10 per plate

Take–Out and Delivery available.

Call 647-4219 in advance or contact Donna Reinart at 647-2243.


The Senior Citizens have moved their May Meal & Social to May 7th due to Mother’s Day falling on the 14th. It will resume in June, back to 2nd Sunday of the month.


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