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* ANNISTON, Ala. (5/7/09)--Answering nature's call has led to the arrest of a former convict who escaped the Calhoun County Substance Abuse Center April 20 and allegedly robbed Fort McClellan CU in Anniston, Ala., a day later. Glasco Stephens, 43, was arrested after a Columbia, S.C., woman found him using a toilet in her home. Stephens, who was apprehended Tuesday, had been living in an uninhabited house nearby. South Carolina authorities likely will extradict him to Alabama to face robbery charges (The Anniston Star May 5) … * FARMINGTON, Mich. (5/7/09)--LOC FCU President/CEO Dennis A. DeWitt will retire in August after serving in the position since 1983. At that time, announced LOC FCU's board of directors, James R. Dickinson Jr. will become the new president/CEO. Dickinson was executive vice president/chief financial officer (CFO) and has been with the credit union since 1988. When he assumes the helm, Kari L. Hassa will become the executive vice president/CFO. Hassa has been with the credit unit union since 1994. During DeWitt's tenure, the credit union's assets grew from $4 million to $110 million, and products expanded from standard savings and loans to a full range of savings and loan products, home loans, and 24/7 electronic services that include home bank, bill pay and e-statements …
* MADISON, Wis. (5/7/09)--Col. Howard M. Buenzli (Ret.), a former CUNA Mutual Insurance Society vice president of personnel, died Saturday at the age of 93. Buenzli was in the position from 1957 to 1979. During his retirement, he was active with the National Association of Retired Credit Union People (NARCUP) and the American Red Cross, and volunteered his legal expertise to write wills and tax preparation for senior citizens. He is survived by two daughters, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Services will be Friday at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Madison, Wis. (The Capital Times and Wisconsin State Journal May 5) …


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