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* HERRIMAN, Utah (4/8/10)--A prankster was arrested Tuesday after he sprayed a foul-smelling product into the pneumatic tube with his deposit at the drive-through lane at a branch of Mountain America FCU (Deseret News April 6). The smell made the teller who opened the tube sick. A website about the prank product said the spray isn't harmful. Police tracked down the prankster from the information he submitted on the transaction and booked Preston Barlow, 21, into Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of disorderly conduct, obstructing justice and other citations ... * TREVOSE, Pa. (4/8/10)--The 13th branch opened by TruMark Financial CU is turning into a lucky one. TruMark Financial already has seen a constant flow of activity at its
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new Parkwood Shopping Center branch in Philadelphia and opened 45 new relationships since it opened on March 1. At its ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 26 are, from left: Joseph J. Ciaranca, chairperson, supervisory committee; Donna M. Carvin, vice chairperson, supervisory committee; Leonard V. Doughty III, board director; Hugh T. Bray, board president; Daniel L. Dillard and William A. Tollok, board directors; Pennsylvania Speaker of the House of Representatives Dennis M. O'Brien (R-169); State Sen. Michael J. Stack (D-5); Michele Kudrick, Parkwood branch manager; Joseph J. Bily, board treasurer; Wayne J. Goodwin and Richard V. Lawn, board directors; Richard F. Stipa, CEO; and David A. Rufibach, board director. (Photo provided by TruMark Financial CU) ... * PRIOR LAKE, Minn. (4/8/10)--The U.S. Green Building Council has granted a LEED Silver certification to the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community's new South Metro FCU building in Prior Lake, Minn. The 7,934-square-foot building opened in September. Among its features: pavers made from recycled tires, local and regional materials, natural lighting, air-friendly finishes, a rain garden to treat storm water, water-efficient plumbing fixtures and a geothermal heating systems. Construction waste was reduced by 75%. Other features: "preferred parking" for car pools, fuel-efficient vehicles and low-emitting vehicles (Finance & Commerce April 8) ... * PORT HURON, Mich. (4/8/10)--John Frank Herbert Schultz, former president of E&A CU, Port Huron, Mich., died March 26. He was 66. Schultz worked for the credit union for 30 years and retired as CEO in 2001. E&A CU has $238.9 million in assets and is located in Port Huron, Mich. Schultz is survived by his wife, a son, two step-sons, six step-grandchildren, several step-great-grandchildren and a sister (Times Herald March 29) ...


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