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If you are not already a paid CFBRAA member I want to encourage you to become one.
Our association is doing good things and helping out many with special needs and scholarships.
We aren't doing as much as we would like to do and not as much as one would expect, especially if you or someone you are close to are in need of financial help.
We are limited by the funds we have available, so what we can do is modest compared to the needs.

Here is what we were able to accomplish this year with less than 300 paid members:
1. Helped 15 families in crisis situations, providing medical help, housing, utilities, clothing, etc. You provided nearly $11K in crisis support to families.
2. Helped 9 alumni families send their children to college, providing $6K in scholarship assistance.
3. Helped scores of new alumni with transportation, providing $4K for vehicle maintenance and fuel for the Alumni Support Center.
4. Provided $500 to the residents of the Alumni Support Center to help with Christmas presents for their families.
5. Provided $500 to the homes at BR as awards for the Christmas Contest winners.

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Joe Lee Thompson

Postby Jerry Nicholson » Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:46 am

Joe Lee Thompson
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 1:56 AM
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Sunday’s Amarillo paper carried an obituary for Joe Lee Thompson, 62, who passed away Friday, January 29 in Amarillo . Services were Monday in Amarillo . He was an alumnus of BR.


AMARILLO, Texas – Joe Lee Thompson, 62, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2010.

He was born March 28, 1947, to Tommy and Pauline Thompson in Liberal.

He was a retired diesel mechanic. He served in the Army in Vietnam, where he received the Purple Heart.

Survivors include two sons, Dustan Harp and Roque Thompson, both of Amarillo, Texas; one daughter, Michelle Ward and husband, Nick, Amarillo; and two grandchildren, Caden Thompson and Emery Ward.

o Memorial services were at 11 a.m. today at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd. in Amarillo.
Jerry Nicholson
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You can join the Army, you can join the Navy and you can join the Air Force but, you BECOME a Marine!
Having earned the title of Marine it becomes a integral part of who and what we will become later in life.
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Re: Joe Lee Thompson

Postby Tom Weissinger » Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:47 pm

I knew Joe and have thought of him often over the years. I never asked anyone about him and always figured he went back to Liberal, Kansas. He and Dean Warren were both from there. I lived there four years with my aunt and uncle but never knew either of them while I was in Liberal. So long Joe. You will be missed.
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Re: Joe Lee Thompson

Postby Jeff Mitchell » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:36 am

Joe, I remember the lesson you taught me about getting the last drop of anti-freeze out of the jug and every time thru the years, your advice I would follow and think of you..
Rest in peace Joe.
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Re: Joe Lee Thompson

Postby Lan Bostwick 1958-61 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:54 pm

Joe Lee Thompson 1947-2010
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