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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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Nelson Raymond Baland

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Nelson Raymond Baland

Postby Jerry Nicholson » Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:09 pm

Web-posted Sunday, August 29, 2010

Nelson Raymond Baland


LUBBOCK - Nelson Raymond Baland, 48, died Nov. 21, 2009.

Mr. Baland was born Nov. 6, 1961, in Amarillo to Jean Cheyne Baland and Philip Ray Baland. He was a 1980 graduate of Cal Farley's Boy's Ranch and a 1986 graduate of West Texas State University. He was in the Naval Reserve from 1985 until 1993.

Nelson was a Baptist. He worked in the circulation department at the Lubbock Avalanche Journal.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents, Bob and Mary Baland, Wilham D. Cheyne Sr., and Gladys Gross Cheyne.

Survivors include his wife, Sherry Posten Baland; two children, John Mark Baland, USAF, and Joanna Marie Baland of Amarillo; his children's mother, Edith Cates Baland of Amarillo; an aunt, Jane Potts of Pampa; and an uncle, Bill Cheyne of Austin.

Amarillo Globe-News, Aug. 29, 2010
Nelson Raymond Baland
Nov 6, 1951-Nov 21, 2009
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