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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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Evelio “Jim” Hero

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Evelio “Jim” Hero

Postby Jerry Nicholson » Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:51 am

Evelio “Jim” Hero Jr., 69, of Amarillo died Monday, Nov. 7, 2011.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Boys Ranch Chapel. Arrangements are by Cox Funeral Home, 4180 Canyon Drive.

Mr. Hero was born Aug. 9, 1942, in Miami, Fla. He was raised at Boys Ranch and proud to have been given the name Jim by “the” Cal Farley of Boys Ranch. He was very patriotic and was honored to have served in the Navy. He will be forever remembered for his joke-telling, for his love for fishing and for being a great father and PawPaw.

Survivors include three sons, Jim Hero and wife Sherri, Cal Hero and wife Helena and James Hero and wife Rachel; three daughters, Dolores Hero, Mimi Hero-Pruitt and husband Rex and Amy Hero; 13 grandchildren, Mike, Beau, Nanette, Melissa, Justina, Henry, Deana, Dalton, Carrina, Meagan, Mitchell, Caleb and Kegan; and eight great-grandchildren, David, Emily, Connor, Paige, Lilianna, Hannah, Parker and Chloe.

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Amarillo Globe-News, Nov. 13, 2011
Jerry Nicholson
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Re: Evelio “Jim” Hero

Postby Lan Bostwick 1958-61 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:48 pm

Another brother lost
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