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* OSCODA, Mich. (1/19/11)--Northland Area FCU Member Service Representative Karla Schneider was working at the drive-thru on Christmas Eve at the Oscoda, Mich.-based credit union's West Branch, when the car pulled up in the second lane (Michigan Monitor Jan. 17). The man inside slid something in the tube and sent it her way. She opened the tube and found a transaction of a different sort: a small box. Inside was an engagement ring. Paul MacArthur surprised Schneider with a proposal. After her initial shock, she rushed around to the branch entrance to meet MacArthur, who works for Pumford Construction in Saginaw. He officially proposed on bended knee in the credit union's parking lot. MacArthur received the response he was hoping for, a resounding "YES." They are planning a spring 2012 wedding (Photo provided by the Michigan Credit Union League) … * TEMPE, Ariz. (1/19/11)--Two credit unions, both clients of Tempe, Ariz.-based LemmonTree Marketing Group, received Gold Ava awards for their ads from the Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals. The 2009 Branch Opening Ad created for movie theatre advertising for Fort Campbell FCU, Clarksville, Tenn., received the 2010 Ava award in the High Definition/Overall Production category. The 30-second commercial used Flash and video elements. The "I'm a Patriot" television commercial created for Patriot FCU, Chambersburg, Pa., received its award in the Commercial/Financial category …

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