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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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Corky Hicks

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Corky Hicks

Postby Jerry Nicholson » Mon May 03, 2010 9:31 pm

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Funeral services for Corky Hicks, who passed away during the night, are scheduled for Thursday, April 6, 2010 at the Boxwell Brothers Chapel on Paramount in Amarillo , at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be at Memory Gardens .

He and Wilma worked at Boys Ranch in the early 50’s. Some of you old-timers will remember them. If you knew Corky, you’ll find that he was one of a kind.
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Re: Corky Hicks

Postby Lan Bostwick 1958-61 » Wed May 05, 2010 6:12 am

Sterling Dean " Corky " HICKS

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Boxwell
Brothers Funeral Directors Ivy Chapel, 2800
Paramount Blvd., with the Rev. Claude Tugwell
officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens

Corky was born Dec. 4, 1930, in Hardeman County
to Ira and Lillie Hicks. He married Wilma Fields
on Aug. 25, 1954, in Hardeman County. He was a
teacher and dorm parent at Cal Farley's Boys
Ranch for almost 10 years and then worked at
Sears in Amarillo for more than 25 years.
Corky was a member of Bell Avenue Baptist Church,
the Moose Lodge and a 50-year member of Channing
Masonic Lodge.

Corky always enjoyed life to the fullest and his
happiest moments were spent with his family and
friends. He will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three

Survivors include his wife, Wilma Hicks of
Amarillo; a daughter, Barbara Anderson of
Houston; a son, David Hicks and wife Kim of
Amarillo; a sister, Myna Potts and husband
John of Chillicothe; four grandchildren, Kristin
Smith and husband Jeff, Amanda Hicks, Melissa
Leyva and husband Christopher and Justin Hicks;
and a great-grandson, Ashley Kekoa Smith.

The family suggests memorials be to American
Heart Association, 2514 82nd St., Suite B,
Lubbock, TX 79423.
Lan Bostwick 1958-61
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Re: Corky Hicks

Postby Tom Weissinger » Mon May 10, 2010 5:10 pm

Mr. Hicks was my dorm parent when I arrived at the ranch. He was the only staff that ever caught me smoking and his administration of the appropriate punishment was swift and sure. Three weeks restriction followed. Walter James was with me and got the same punishment. I loved the Hicks' and never got over them leaving the ranch, missed them for the rest of my time there. I only had contact with Corky a couple of times after he quit. I did see him on a town trip or two while he was working at Sears, once again on one of my rare returns at rodeo. The last time I had contact with him was a phone call while I was in Amarillo for rodeo again.

Funny thing is, he seemed more than 16 years older than me the whole time until now. God Bless you Corky and may he keep your family in his arms just now.
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