August 9, 2017~Year 9, No. 52

2017 Cheer Camp

                This year, the little girls’ cheer camp was held from August 7-9. Forty girls from incoming kindergarten to sixth grades attended the session. They played games, learned cheers and a dance and perfected their stunts. They are split into two groups, the little girls and the big girls. The young cheerleaders will perform at the end of the camp on Wednesday August 9 and at the Homecoming Pep Rally.


The big girls


The little girls


The big girls and Caitlin Kleman


Celebration of Life

                Rita Woetovech, longtime Nazareth resident, celebrated her 89 birthday in a special way this past Sunday.  Though Rita is currently a resident at Castro County Nursing & Rehabilitation in Dimmitt, her son Glen Kleman arranged to have an afternoon celebration for her at one of her former homes in the village.  The party was hosted by Mark and Vera Hoelting, current owners of the home that formerly belonged to Joe and Blanche Birkenfeld in Nazareth, a quarter-mile south of Holy Family Church on St. Mary’s Street.  The celebration brought together nearly 40 “first cousins” mostly from Nazareth, Amarillo, Canyon, and the Lubbock area, to celebrate their Aunt Rita’s birthday, along with several old friends.  Everyone enjoyed seeing the marvelous renovation that preserved many features of the original home, and reminiscing about family Christmas parties and other occasions that brought them to Grandpa Joe and Grandma Blanche’s house.  It was as if time stood still for a few hours, and the living and deceased were rejoined in a brief communion, that will be made perfect and eternal one day in heaven.


Rita Woetovech


Community Announcements

Castro County Fair Booths

If you are interested in a booth at the Castro County Fair / Harvest Days on Saturday, September 9th, 2017 in Dimmitt, TX, please contact Donna at 647-2243 or  Remember it is first come, first served, and booths inside the Expo go fast.  Booths range from $30 to $45 depending on where they are, and if you need electricity.

CCD Signup

Parents of all CCD students should register their children after masses on August 5-6 and 12-13. We must have permission and updated information for each child.

14th Annual Nazareth Buyers Club Supper

​                The Nazareth Buyers Club supper will be August 12, 2017 at the Nazareth Community Hall. There will be a reverse drawing raffle, a $25,000 credit giveaway, a Texas Hold ‘em Tournament and Entertainment by Mason Kleman and Carl Huseman. Tickets are $150 and admit 2 people for a catered steak supper. Meal is at 5:30 p.m. the drawing begins at 6 p.m. and the winning ticket will be drawn around 11 p.m.

Midnight Madness

This Friday, August 11, is the annual midnight madness practice for the Nazareth high school football team. It is the first full padded practice and will be held at the Swift Stadium from 12 a.m. to 2 a.m. The whole community is encouraged to attend and support our Swifts as they start the football season.

Safe Environment

If you’re safe environment training needs to be renewed this year, Gladys Fortenberry will have a training session on Wednesday August 16.


Welcoming the New Staff

                This year, Nazareth High School will be welcoming many new teachers and staff. The following is a list of the new faculty.

Angela Fulkerson — Band  Director/Elementary Music

Melody Lane — Special Education

Mandy Makeever — Assistant Girls Coach/Health

Ann Nelson — PK/MS Science

Charlotte O’Daniel — Secondary Mathematics

Christy Senter — Special Education Instructional Aide

Appie Van Dijk — Cafeteria Worker

Hayley Wynn — Secondary Mathematics

Steven Moore — baseball coach and JH teacher

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