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* COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (3/8/10)--Pueblo City (Colo.) Employees FCU officially merged with Aventa CU, Colorado Springs, March 1. Both credit unions serve employees of utility and water departments, firefighters, police officers and other city administration staff (Colorado Springs Business Journal March 4). The resulting credit union, which will retain Pueblo’s name, will have $150 million in assets and 18,000 members (News Now Oct. 27) ... * ATLANTA (3/8/10)--Delta Community CU raised more than $323,000 to help Children’s Miracle Network, Healthcare of Atlanta, American Cancer Society Relay for Life and five area high schools. The figure is part of the $344,000 total the credit union donated to community initiatives in 2009. The credit union raised the money through local and out-of-state branch fundraisers (The Citizen March 4). Delta Community CU, Atlanta, has $3.5 billion in assets ... * HARRISBURG, Pa. (3/8/10)--A credit union branch manager from Valley 1st Community FCU, Monessen, Pa., helped an ill man who collapsed at a Walmart where the branch is located, according to the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (Life is a Highway March 5). PattyLynn Mavrakis saw a man leaning against a wall inside of the store. She approached him and asked him if he needed help. She asked her staff to bring him a chair, and the man collapsed in her arms. She tried to keep him comfortable until paramedics arrived. Mavrakis said working for a credit union has made her more sensitive to helping people, and that her staff calls her "Nurse Ratched" from “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” She is always ready to help someone, Mavrakis said ... * FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (3/8/10)--Former Texas Credit Union League employee Marilyn Haisten Dumont died Feb. 25. She worked as editor of the Texas Leaguer from March 1978 to December 1982 (LoneStar Leaguer March 5). Dumont also has worked at America’s CU, Garland, Texas, for the past 10 years as vice president and general counsel. She is survived by her husband, daughter and two granddaughters ...


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