June 7, 2017~Year 9, No. 43

Schulte Named Athlete of the Year

This year, Happy State Bank named Allie Schulte their athlete of the year. Her teammates and head basketball coach Eric Schilling had high praise for Schulte.

Schulte has great skills and is an unselfish leader. She does what is best for the team and helps her teammates with anything they need.

She has had an remarkable high school athletic career from basketball to golf to track. Her basketball record is extremely impressive with 140 wins and only 11 losses. She played in state championship games all four years in high school and was named state tournament MVP her sophomore and senior years.

Schulte qualified for state tennis three years, and placed third as a junior in girls’ doubles. Schulte and her partner Kamryn Schulte won a gold medal this year.

Allie also competed in track, and competed at state in the 400 and 800 mile relays as a sophomore.

She played golf her junior year and advanced to regionals.

Schulte plans to continue her basketball career at Lubbock Christian University.

Picture1Coach Taylor Schulte, Allie Schulte, and Coach Eric Schilling


Summertime Activity

This weekend marks the start of the Kwahadi Dancers’ summer season. They perform every Saturday in June and July at 7:00 at the Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian.

The shows last about two hours and display dances from the Plains tribes that used to live in this area. The museum and trading post are open before and after shows, as well as during the week.


Veteran Remembered

Mary Kleman, sister of the late Fred Ball, is presented an encased flag in memory of the Nazareth veteran by Angie Milton of the Nazareth American Legion Francis Wilhelm Memorial Post 528 Auxiliary during ceremonies at a breakfast following the annual salute to deceased veterans during Memorial Day observance at Holy Family Cemetery on Monday May 29. (Photo by Jim Steiert)




Family and Faith Important for the Late Adam Wethington

Local Nazareth families mourned the death of their 93-year-old beloved brother and uncle, Adam Wethington, who died Monday, May 29, 2017, at the Castro County Nursing Home in Dimmitt.  Adam and his late spouse, Carmen Granado, came to the Nazareth area to be near his sisters, Angela Acker and Rita Kleman of Nazareth.

Robert Vernon Wethington was born April 6, 1924 in Waterflow, New Mexico to Frederick Charles and Lottie Berdal (Stallings) Wethington.  He grew up and helped on the family farm and then joined the United States Army in 1946 and was stationed in the Philippines and received a honorably discharged in 1947.  In 1949 he left for a Franciscan seminary where he would earn a Masters of Divinity degree.  Assuming the religious name of Adam, he was ordained a priest in 1959 in the Franciscan Order of Friars Minor, and ministered throughout Texas and New Mexico. He spent many years ministering on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico in his 21 years of priesthood.  In 1980, after receiving laicization from the church, he married Carmen Granado and became the step-father to her daughter, Lisa.

As an advanced addiction counselor, he continued to minister to others, first counseling women with addictions and then working with female inmates in the Texas prison system until the age of 89! He lived a simple Franciscan life until the end. He was wise, compassionate and had the best stories to tell. His mind was sharp until he passed on Memorial Day. Adam will always be remembered as a compassionate and caring man with a real spirit of determination for living life simply. Adam is survived by 3 sisters, Angela Acker and Rita Kern both of Nazareth and Kathaleen Caldwell of Colorado Springs, 1 step-daughter, Lisa Chambers of Round Rock, 2 step grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Holy Family Cemetery Fund, PO Box 100, Nazareth, TX 79063.


Adam Wethington


Time for Goodbyes: Coach Nathan Branum

Dear Nazareth Community,

For the first time in 9 years myself and my family will not call Nazareth home. This has been a very tough decision for me to make but I feel led to move my family to Clyde where I will serve as the Head Boys Basketball Coach there. Amanda will serve as a 4th grade math teacher. We will forever be indebted to this community for the love and support shown to us over the years. Thank you all for entrusting us to work with your sons and daughters and for loving ours as well. We have experienced many highs and a few lows over our time here but more than anything I know that we loved every minute of it. I look forward to being a Swift fan from afar and seeing the name of Nazareth continue to be associated with honor, respect, and championships. Thank you again for everything y’all have done for us, we will miss this community dearly!

Nathan, Amanda, Sydney, Kyndrey, Maddox, & Ackley Branum

Picture6The Branum family

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