May 3, 2017~Year 9, No. 38

Busy Week for the FFA

On April 27, the dairy cattle judging team competed at the state meet on the Texas A&M campus. The team includes Mike Schilderink, Ozzy Mansanales, Amy Schilderink, and Brady Robb. Amy placed sixth as an individual, and the team placed sixth overall.

The veterinary science team competed April 29, and included Alee Christian, Maddie Smith, Kristi McAlister, and Hydie Dyer. The team placed 44 out of 70 teams.

The livestock judging team consisted of Molly Johnson, Emily Heitschmidt, Chandler Schulte, Faithe Huseman, Bryson High, and Riley Durbin. They competed April 29, and placed 42.

Congratulations to these teams!


Picture1Dairy cattle judging team


Five Advance to State Track

High school students competed in regional track in Levelland on April 28-29. Abby Schmucker, Blakely Gerber, April Schmucker and Shania Schacher placed first in the mile relay, and Ellen Schilderink placed second in discus. The above students will compete in the state meet held May 11-12.



Bree Cornett– 10th in the 3200 m

Brady Robb- 7th in 3200 m, 9th in 4×100

Caitlin Kleman– 6th in 800 m, 7th in 1600 m, 10th in 4×100

Shania Schacher– 5th in 400 m

Eric Hill– 4th in 400 m, 12th in 200 m


Congratulations to all track competitors.


Picture2Mile relay team


Junior High Students Compete in District Tennis

Twenty-two junior high students traveled to Hart to play in the district tennis meet held on April 25. Nazareth sent six doubles teams and sixteen individuals to the competition.



Boys’ Doubles                                                                      Girls’ Singles

Trent Gerber, Aiden Moore-1st                                         Makenzy Corrales-1st

Jayden High, Tye Schulte-2nd                                          Bliss Betzen-2nd

Girls’ Doubles                                                                       Kyanne Dunn-3rd

Merry Gerber, Emma Kleman-1st

Maggie Nelson, Kari Schulte-2nd


Picture3Eighth grader Jayden High


Baseball Playoffs Begin

The Nazareth Swifts played against Wellington on Monday, May 1. The Swifts dominated with a score of 9-1. Their first playoff game will be Thursday, May 4, at 6:00 p.m. at Stinnett against Booker.


Students Compete at Regional Golf

Seven high school students competed at the regional golf tournament held in Lubbock on April 24-25. The students competed both days starting at 9:00 in the morning.

The Nazareth competitors included junior Kinzi Cleavinger, sophomore Emily Dyer, senior Tucker Huseman, junior Traytan McLain, junior Tristan McLain, sophomore Tristan Nelson, and freshman Brayden Dyer.

Traytan McLain advances to State with a combined score of 104. The state meet will be held on May 22-23 on the Lions Municipal Golf Course in Austin, Texas.

Congratulations to these students for a great season.


Community Supports Dale Birkenfeld

Saturday, April 29, the Knights of Columbus held a fundraiser for Dale Birkenfeld. The fundraiser included a steak dinner and silent auction that had around thirty items.

Dale Birkenfeld received a liver transplant this April.

The family says that Dale is recovering well and asks for continued prayers.


“Pot Luck” Lunches

The Greater Nazareth Community is welcome to attend a “Pot Luck” lunch starting 10 May, and continuing every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.  This will be at the Nazareth Senior Citizen’s Center.  Lunch will start at noon, followed by Bingo.

Please bring a “Pot Luck” of your choice, or make a $7.00 donation to help defray the expenses for the upkeep of the Nazareth Senior Citizen’s building.

Bob & Katherine Fisher will be the 1st volunteers to organize and set up the lunch on 10 May.  For the next and following lunches, volunteers will be welcomed.


Geraniums & Petunias

Friday, May 12

Pre-order: $22      At Hall: $25

1:30 p.m. under awning at community hall

Contact any junior high cheerleader


Schedule Change for WT President

May 10 at 1:00 p.m., President Wendler from WTAMU will be speaking at the new gym to discuss what WT has to offer.

All community members are invited to attend.


VBS Meeting for Teens

There will be a safe environment meeting for teen volunteers May 10 after school in the CCD building.


Parent Meeting

The eighth grade parent meeting has been postponed because of the Swift baseball game on Thursday. The new date will be announced soon.


Community Recital

Sunday May 7 at 7:00 in the Home Merc

Anyone interested in performing, contact Carolyn Evers at 806-344-6771.

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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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April 19, 2017~Year 9, No. 36


The Nazareth track team competed at area on Thursday, April 13, in Vega. 13 students qualified for the regional meet in Levelland at South Plains College April 28 and 29.

Here are the results:

Discus – Ellen Schilderink (1st)
Discus – Emily Heitschmidt (3rd)
3200 – Bree Cornett (4th)
Sprint Relay – Abby Schmucker, Shania Schacher, Lexis Nieves, Allie Schulte (3rd)
800 – Caitlin Kleman (2nd)
800 Relay – Lexis Nieves, Allie Schulte, Amy Schilderink, Abby Schmucker (2nd)
400 – Shania Schacher (2nd)
400 – Blakely Gerber (4th)
200 – Blakely Gerber (4th)
Mile – Caitlin Kleman (1st)
Mile Relay – Abby Schmucker, April Schmucker, Amy Schilderink, Shania Schacher (1st)

3200 – Brady Robb (3rd)
400 – Eric Hill (4th)
200 – Eric Hill (4th)
Mile – Brady Robb (4th)

Congratulations to all of these athletes and good luck at regionals.


Picture1 (1)The mile relay team poses after winning first at area.



Girls Doubles

1st Place—Allie Schulte & Kamryn Schulte

2nd Place—Lexy Ethridge & Cambrie Heiman

Boys Doubles

1st Place—Slade Gerber & Jake Gerber

Mixed Doubles

1st Place—Traytan McLain & Paige Gerber

2nd Place—Jake Waldo & Christen Damron

Girls Singles

3rd Place—April Schmucker

Congratulations to all who competed and good luck to those who qualified for state.

Picture2 (1)Kamryn and Allie Schulte

Picture3 (1)Jake Waldo and Christen Damron

Picture4 (1)Slade and Jake Gerber

Picture5 (1)Paige Gerber and Traytan McLain

Picture6 (1)Lexy Ethridge and Cambrie Heiman



The Nazareth Swift baseball team won 2-1 over the Kress Kangaroos on a walk off to clinch the 1st seed in the playoffs.
Their next game is Friday at 4:30 at Clarendon. Congratulations to the Swifts and their coaches, and good luck to the team as they finish district and begin the playoffs.
The rest of the regular season is scheduled as below:

Friday, April 21st – vs. Clarendon in Clarendon at 4:30pm
Saturday, April 22nd – vs. Memphis in Naz at 3pm
Friday, April 28th – vs. Forsan at LBK Christian HS at 6:30pm
Monday, May 1st – vs. Wellington in Naz at 4:30pm



On Saturday, April 15, eleven sojourners in faith, took special Sacramental steps in entering fully into the Body of Christ here in Holy Family Church, Nazareth.

It had been a fairly long journey for these seeking to grow in their faith-walk, starting with weekly sessions in the Fall of 2016 led by Joel Gerber of Nazareth, and finally coming to the celebration of Baptisms for two, and Confirmation and Solemn Eucharist for all 11 in the group. Around 400 people witnessed the service at the church.

Following the ceremonies at the church the Holy Family Parish Council hosted a reception in the Nazareth Community Hall for Nakima Puente, Jessica Huseman, Raul Hernandez, Jr., Shelby Ramaekers, Lisa Hererra, Sharee Lewis, Brittany Paddock, Dee Turner, John Welps, Tiffany White, and Cesar Loya. Around 200 people attended the reception and welcomed the newcomers.


Nazareth Athletics Camp Dates

May 22-25

     Girls Basketball – Older group in the morning, younger in afternoon

     Boys Basketball – Younger group in the morning, older in afternoon

*The times for younger and older camps will flip if baseball is still in the playoffs & Coach Schulte will run the younger camp if that happens.*

May 29-June 1 Baseball

June 5-8 Football & Tennis *Will be moved back a week if baseball is in the State Tournament*




Friday, May 12, 1:30 p.m. at Nazareth Community Hall.

Pre-Order $22 – At Sale: $25






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April 12, 2017~Year 9, No. 35


Girls Doubles

1st Place—Allie Schulte & Kamryn Schulte

2nd Place—Lexy Ethridge & Cambrie Heiman

Boys Doubles

1st Place—Slade Gerber & Jake Gerber

2nd Place—Bryson High & Brady Robb

Mixed Doubles

1st Place—Jake Waldo & Christen Damron

2nd Place—Traytan McLain & Paige Gerber

Girls Singles

2nd Place—April Schmucker

3rd Place—Maddie Gfeller

Boys Singles

3rd Place—Tristan McLain

Congratulations to all and good luck to those who qualified for regionals.


Jake Waldo & Christen Damron


Allie Schulte & Kamryn Schulte


Slade & Jake Gerber


April Schmucker


Lexy Ethridge & Cambrie Heiman




2017 Confirmation

Bishop Patrick Zurek confirmed the faith of these parishioners Sunday, April 9.

8th Grade Candidates

Shelby Annen (daughter of Jon Mac & Lesly Annen)

Kyann Dunn (daughter Austin Dunn & Cassidy Blakley)

Derek Dyer (son of Dustin & Latrice Dyer)

Merry Gerber (daughter of Marty & Tisha Gerber)

Ryan Heitschmidt (son of Roy & Diane Heitschmidt)

Chance Hochstein (son of Micky & Meredith Hochstein)

Grace Huseman (daughter of Scott & Cindy Huseman)

Emma Kleman (daughter of Mark & Missy Kleman)

Aidan Moore (son of Monty & Kristen Moore)

Kylee Moroney (daughter of Jerrett & Tanya Moroney)

Maggie Nelson (daughter of Brady & Ann Nelson)

Kari Schulte (daughter Heath & Nicole Schulte)

Tye Schulte (son of Leroy & Jenny Schulte)


Adults Candidates

Cesar Loya

Edward Wilhelm


Confirmation candidates pose with Bishop Patric Zurek, Father Ken Keller, Deacon Bob Birkenfeld, and Deacon Joe Hochstein.



Many Nazareth High School students competed in the Regional UIL Academic meet last Friday, April 7, at

South Plains College in Levelland.

Nineteen Nazareth students qualified for the State UIL competition in Austin. Six of those students qualified in two events.

The state competition for the journalism events and other written tests will take place April 21-23. The speaking events will be held May 21-23.

The top 3 individuals and the top team in each event qualify for state. Students who placed at the meet are listed below by event. Congratulations to these students and good luck at state!

Journalism Team – 1st

Speech Team – 1st

Computer Applications

Hunter Corrales – 5th

Editorial Writing

Abby Schmucker – 1st

Cambrie Heiman – 2nd

April Schmucker – 3rd

Feature Writing

Emily Dyer – 2nd

Paige Gerber – 3rd

Headline Writing

Allie Schulte – 2nd

Carlie Heiman – 6th

Informative Speaking

Carlie Heiman – 3rd

Dylan Howell – 6th

News Writing

Laci Backus – 1st

Allie Schulte – 2nd

Abby Schmucker – 3rd

Persuasive Speaking

Garrison Kleman – 1st

Tarah Hill – 2nd

Poetry Interpretation

Tobie Peterson – 3rd

Prose Interpretation

Tarah Hill – 1st

Kinzi Cleavinger – 2nd

Teri Burnett – 3rd

Ready Writing

Emily Dyer – 2nd

Spelling & Vocabulary

Katherine Fulkerson – 1st

Kristi McAlister – 3rd

Maddie Gfeller and Amy Schilderink

1st place team

Current Issues

2nd place team (wild card qualifier for state)

Carlie Heiman, Natalie Schulte, Laci Backus, and Kamryn Schulte



The Nazareth Livestock judging team won 2nd in district, 6th in area and 8th at Texas Tech invitational contest. The team qualified for state at the end of April.  Team members include Molly Johnson, Bryson High, Chandler Schulte, Faithe Huseman, and Emily Heitschmidt.


The Nazareth Horse judging team won district, placed 3rd at area and 5th in the TTU area invitational contest. The team will go to state in two weeks. Team members include Hunter Corrales, 5th high individual, Alee Christian, Hattie Robb, Shelby Espenson, Kiko Rodriguez, and Teri Burnett.

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The Nazareth Vet Tech team won both district and area and qualified for the state competition. Kristi McAlister won 1st overall. Other team members include Maddie Smith, Hydie Dyer, Alee Christian, and Faithe Huseman.

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April 5, 2016~Year 9, No. 34

NHS Students Prepare for Internships

Over the past decade, NHS students have served each summer as interns, undertaking various projects that benefit the community and build workplace skills for the intern.  This year, 6 Nazareth High School girls have accepted internships that will keep them busy around the community (as well as Christine Damron, who will be interning in Tulia)!

Each of the Nazareth interns interviewed for and were selected to carry out specific projects that fit with their skills and interests, while benefiting Holy Family Church and the local community.

Katherine Fulkerson will take over the weekly publication of Swift Kicks for the next 12 months.

April Schmucker will serve as Garden manager with production going to Holy Family Food Pantry, as well as supervising youth volunteers for bi-weekly food distribution days.

Emily Heitschmidt will coordinate Recognition of Volunteers through stories and photos, and make revisions and developing a series of Nazareth community maps and information regarding Holy Family Cemetery.

Leilanni Cordova and Blakely Gerber will plan and deliver a series of Technology Trainings for CCD catechists and update Holy Family Cemetery maps.

Since 2006, nearly a dozen high school and college students from Nazareth have participated in Ogallala Commons Community Internship Program.  Each intern gained work experience, skill development, and career exploration by conducting a 100-230 hour internship during the summer months.  Interns earn a stipend for their internship work ranging from $1,800-$2,300.

Picture1Junior Katherine Fulkerson

Picture2Sophomore Leilanni Cordova

Picture3Freshman April Schmucker

Picture4Sophomore Emily Heitschmidt

Picture5Sophomore Blakely Gerber




There is no fooling, as April 1 in Castro County opened with somber reminders to help stop child abuse here and now. Nazareth, Dimmitt, and Hart placed multiple blue flags within the towns as stark reminders that child abuse and neglect is not just a national or state problem, but it is also right here in the county. The number of flags represents local cases monitored here in our area by Child Protective Services. The statistics are frightening as they tell the story of hurt and even death. Nationally an estimated 683,000 children were found to be victims of child abuse or neglect. Of these children, three- quarters (75.3 percent) were neglected, more than 17 percent (17.2 percent) were physically abused, and just under 10 percent (8.4 percent) were sexually abused. Child deaths are the most tragic results of maltreatment. In FFY 2015, an estimated 1,670 children died due to abuse or neglect. Of the children who died, 72.9 percent suffered neglect and 43.9 percent suffered physical abuse. Deaths from child abuse and neglect in Texas soared 31 percent to 280 last fiscal year, according to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Reports also target the Panhandle of Texas as exceptionally high in abuse cases.

Child sexual abuse is a crime of secrecy which, tragically, breeds within our communities because it’s difficult to talk about. That’s why conversation—openly discussing this issue—is the most effective tool we have to eradicate child abuse. Adults must be courageous to discuss this issue openly. According to the Bridge Program of Amarillo, some general indicators of abuse or neglect include: change in behavior, grades; high-risk behaviors; running away, low self-esteem; and suicide attempts. If you know of a child suffering from abuse or neglect, or even suspect it, you can report it at 800-252-5400. For more information on Child Abuse Prevention Month, visit



Palm Sunday, April 9, calls all Christians into a week of recognition of the life, death, and resurrection of Christ. In Nazareth, at 9:15 a.m. that day Holy Family Church hosts Bishop Patrick Zurek of Catholic Diocese of Amarillo as he celebrates with 13 of our 8th grade students and two adults the Sacrament of Faith Confirmation. Along with the Confirmation, there will be a Blessing and Procession of Palms into the church and the Gospel proclamation of the Passion of Jesus Christ from Matthew (27:11-54). The youth have been preparing for this day by two years of Faith Formation.

Holy Thursday, April 13th, commemorates the Last Supper of the Lord, his loving action of washing the feet of his disciples, and his prayerful retreat into the Garden of Olives. Holy Family Church service that evening is at 7 p.m. and will also include a special outreach ministry to the sick, shut-ins, and elders of the community in which flowers and greeting cards are hand-delivered and a collection is taken for the We Care Food Bank of Nazareth.

Good Friday, April 14th, recalls that fateful day of Christ’s death on the cross bringing salvation to all. The afternoon service at Holy Family will be at 3 p.m. and will be the Way of the Cross (outdoors weather permitting). The evening service at 7 p.m. brings the assembly at Holy Family to the Solemn reading of the Christ’s Passion according to John (18:1-19:42), and veneration of the Wood of the Cross “on which hung the Savior of the world.”

Holy Saturday, The Vigil of the Resurrection, April 15, at 8:15 p.m. celebrates the Light of Risen Life in Christ entering the darkness of our world signified by the New Fire and the Pascal Candle. The Old Testament prophets’ predictions of the coming of the Messiah are read leading to the Easter proclamation of Christ rising from the dead. It is at this service that more than a dozen newcomers to the faith will celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. A special reception follows that ceremony in the Community Hall.

Easter Sunday, the Resurrection of Christ Mass, will be celebrated on April 16th, at 9:15 a.m. in the Holy Family Church with the Easter Proclamation from John’s Gospel (20:1-9), Renewal of Baptismal Promises, and the Eucharist.

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March 29, 2016~Year 9, No. 33


At the Amarillo Relays last weekend at Dick Bivins Stadium, the mile relay placed 2nd. Team members pictured above include senior Shania Schacher, senior Abby Schmucker, sophomore Blakely Gerber, and freshman April Schmucker. Shania also placed 3rd in the 400.


During the barrow show of the Houston Stock Show, Luke Schulte won his class with his York Barrow. Several other students placed and made the sale including Tucker Huseman, Jett Ramekers, Kari Schulte, Chandler Schulte, Hydie Dyer, and Derek Dyer.



Members from the community enjoyed coffee and donuts on Sunday March 26th  as the Hall Committee members unveiled the finished product of the kitchen remodel. The project started in November with the demolition, and the hall has been closed throughout the process. It will be used for the first time on Friday, April 7, for the Holy Family Youth Group fish fry fundraiser.



  1. Katherine E. Brady Fund – $25,000

(Amarillo Area Foundation)

  1. Mary E. Bivins Foundation – $20,000
  2. CHS Foundation – $15,000
  3. Wilbur Ellis – $10,000
  4. Future of Nazareth – $5,000

TOTAL received in grant funding = $75,000

Without their financial assistance, the kitchen remodel would not have been possible.

The Nazareth Hall Committee is pleased to announce that no debt has been accrued!!



NAZARETH—1st Place (669 points)



2nd Place Team

Tobie Peterson – 3rd

Lexis Nieves – 4th

Leilanni Cordova – 5th


Calculator Applications

1st Place Team

Katherine Fulkerson – 1st

Garrison Kleman – 3rd

Lexis Nieves – 5th

Blakely Gerber


Computer Applications

Hunter Corrales – 2nd


Computer Science

Katherine Fulkerson – 1st

Tristan Nelson – 3rd


Current Issues

1st Place Team

Carlie Heiman – 1st

Laci Backus – 5th

Natalie Schulte

Kamryn Schulte


Editorial Writing

April Schmucker – 1st

Abby Schmucker – 2nd

Cambrie Heiman – 3rd


Feature Writing

Paige Gerber – 1st

Emily Dyer – 2nd

Christen Damron – 3rd


Headline Writing

Paige Gerber – 1st

Allie Schulte – 2nd

Carlie Heiman – 3rd


Informative Speaking

Carlie Heiman – 1st

Maddie Smith – 2nd

Dylan Howell – 3rd


Literary Criticism

1st Place Team

April Schmucker – 2nd

Faithe Huseman – 3rd

Kamryn Schulte

Leilanni Cordova



2nd Place

Garrison Kleman – 2nd

Leilanni Cordova

Garrett Annen



Abby Schmucker – 1st

Laci Backus – 2nd

Allie Schulte – 3rd


Number Sense

1st Place Team

Garrison Kleman – 1st

Leilanni Cordova – 3rd

Hunter Corrales – 4th tie

Tristan Nelson – 4th tie


Persuasive Speaking

Garrison Kleman – 1st

Tarah Hill – 2nd

McKenna Sanders – 6th


Poetry Interpretation

Bree Cornett – 1st

Tobie Peterson – 2nd

Dylan Howell – 3rd


Prose Interpretation

Tarah Hill – 1st

Teri Burnett – 2nd

Kinzi Cleavinger – 3rd


Ready Writing

Emily Heitschmidt – 1st

Emily Dyer – 2nd

Faithe Huseman – 3rd



2nd Place Team

Tate Schulte – 2nd

Garrett Annen

Hunter Corrales

Tate Schulte-1st Chemistry


Social Studies

2nd Place Team

Eric Hill – 5th

Brayden Dyer – 6th

Jake Waldo

Hunter Corrales


Spelling & Vocabulary

1st Place Team

Katherine Fulkerson – 1st

Kristi McAlister – 2nd

Makkie Gfeller – 5th

Amy Schilderink – 6th


Speech Team – 1st


Journalism Team – 1st


Congratulations to these students and good luck to them as they compete at Regional UIL on April 7 in Levelland at South Plains College.



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March 22, 2016~Year 9, No. 32


The dairy cattle judging team competed at Tarleton University in the judging competition against several 4-H and FFA judging teams.

The team placed 2nd overall.


Mike Schilderink – 8th high overall in FFA
Emily Heitschmidt – 5th high overall in 4H
Ellen Schilderink – 1st in Reasons
14th overall in FFA
11th overall in 4H
Amy Schilderink – 16th overall in FFA
Ozzy Mansanales





Picture3    Peoples Bank Senior Vice President, Marcus Brockman, presented a $500 check to Teri Burnett, student and member of Nazareth FFA. Peoples Bank would like to thank all of the young men and women with the Nazareth FFA for stepping up and helping with the fire victims of the Perryton/Lipscomb Fire.  We are proud to support the farmers/ranchers that have lost so much in the fires, and are proud of all of the people in the Texas Panhandle for coming together and helping out.



Picture2Castro County 4-H members have been doing some spring time sewing. This week they turned candy wrappers into zippered bags with fabric lining. Pictured above is Spencer Acker sewing his bag from a KitKat wrapper.



Ogallala Quilt Festival will take place next week. It will kick off with a free preview night at Dimmitt Independent School District Activity Center on Tuesday, March 28th from 5:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m. All are invited to attend. The festival will then be open on Friday and Saturday all day.  Several local youth and adults will have quilts on display!



Come to the Yellow Rose Inn and enjoy a beef stew meal with all the fixings. Feel free to bring your branding irons to brand our wooden fence, if you have not already. This will be the last opportunity to buy raffle tickets for a chance to win a trip to watch a Texas Rangers Baseball Game, $1000 Visa card from the bank, or a $500 United gift card. We will also have memorial bricks for sell.

*Donations accepted for the future expansion of the Nazareth Museum*

When: March 26th

Where: Yellow Rose Inn—211 3rd Street—Nazareth, Texas 79063

Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you have any questions, please call Marlene Acker (570-9603) or Dale Acker (679-7043).


The families of the couple would like to invite everyone in Nazareth to the wedding shower honoring Kelsey Schilling & Tyler Waggoner. It is Saturday March 25th from 10:00 to 11:30 in the home of Monica Van Zee, 1405 FM 2397, in Dimmitt. Selections are at Seale Florist, Dimmitt Pharmacy, and Bed, Bath & Beyond.



Sunday, March 26th  – 9:30 a.m.—11:00 a.m.

Stop by for coffee & donuts and to see the newly remodeled kitchen!


Holy Family Parish Is Holding an Extraordinary Lenten Retreat

Friday, March 31, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday, April 1, 8:30am – 8:30pm

Sunday, April 2, 8:30am – 5:30pm

What you will gain from this retreat far outweighs the commitment of time, for it will Super-Energize our Lenten & Easter Experience.

The retreat will be held in the CCD Building which will allow you to return to your home each night. Come Join Us: Pick up a Registration Form in back of church or at the Rectory.

During the Lenten Retreat, we are asking for continuous prayer for those making this journey of renewal and will have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Friday, March 31, from 7 to 9 pm, Saturday, April 1, from 9 am to 4 pm, and Sunday, April 2, from 11 am to 5 pm. If you are unable to attend the weekend retreat, then, please, come to pray for an hour. Sign-up sheet will be in foyer.



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