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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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Jack Shelton, BR English Teacher

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Jack Shelton, BR English Teacher

Postby Jerry Nicholson » Wed May 08, 2013 9:38 am

From Francis Waldrip
Today’s Amarillo Globe News contained an obituary for Jack Shelton, regional educator and former BR teacher.

Jackson Raymond “Jack” Shelton, 92, of Amarillo died Sunday, May 5, 2013.
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Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First Christian Church Sanctuary, 2001 S. Wolflin Ave. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia St.

Jack was born Dec. 26, 1920, in Blossom to Fred and Altha Shelton. He served in the Navy in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He earned the rank of Quartermaster First Class on U.S.S. Mizar and was enroute to Officer Candidate School when the war ended. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in education and a Master of Science degree in educational administration from University of Arkansas.

Mr. Shelton was the superintendent for Plainview/Rover Schools in Plainview, Ark., from 1952 to 1956. He and his family then moved to Amarillo. Mr. Shelton worked for Amarillo Independent School District as a teacher at Will Rogers Elementary School and as a principal at Sanborn Elementary School. In 1966, he left that position and was one of the first staff members, a unit coordinator for the Amarillo area, at Panhandle Educational Services Organization, PESO, which later became Region XVI Education Services Center. While at PESO, he was instrumental in bringing the Head Start program to the Texas Panhandle.

In 1969, Mr. Shelton left PESO to work at the educational company SPECO and moved to Kaufman. In 1974, he moved back to Amarillo and returned to Region XVI. After leaving Region XVI, Mr. Shelton was the vice president at Children’s Learning Center from 1985 to 1991.

He then taught high school English at Boys Ranch. After retirement, Mr. Shelton was a substitute teacher for Boys Ranch, Amarillo ISD and Windom School District.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Ruby “Billie” Angelette; six brothers; and a sister.

Survivors include his brothers, Ray Shelton of Memphis, Tenn., and Jim Shelton of Amarillo; his children, Cynthia Weir, Celeste Rodriguez and husband Oscar, Emily Nance and husband Doug and Elizabeth Lott and husband Steve, all of Amarillo, Melvin Shelton and wife Suzanne Kembel of Albuquerque, N.M., and Molly Vulk and husband Marty of North Richland Hills; his grandchildren, David S. Weir and wife Rebecca of Ada, Okla., Ray Lott, Patrick Weir and wife Mackenzie, Greg Lott and Paul Nance, all of Amarillo, Clark Shelton of Albuquerque and Olivia, Sophia and Miranda Vulk, all of North Richland Hills; and four great-grandchildren.

Mr. Shelton donated his body to Texas Tech School of Medicine.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial be to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Texas Panhandle, 2110 S. Western St., Amarillo, TX 79109; First Christian Church Music Ministry, 3001 Wolflin Ave, Amarillo, TX 79109; Washington Avenue Christian Church, 3800 S. Washington, Amarillo, TX. 79110; Don and Sybil Harrington Cancer Foundation, Olivia’s Angels, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo, TX 79105; or a favorite charity.

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Amarillo Globe-News, May 6, 2013
Jerry Nicholson
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