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* GREELEY, Colo. (3/17/08)--Prosecutors dropped charges against Ken Nelson, whose wife was convicted of murdering Heather Garraus, a former employee of Colorado State Employees CU on Jan. 23, 2007 (Fox 31 March 13). Nelson is a former Weld County Sheriff’s deputy and his wife, Shawna, had an affair with Garraus’ husband, Ignacio, a former Greeley police officer, according to reports ... * DUBLIN, Ohio (3/17/08)--The Ohio Credit Union League and 17 Ohio credit unions teamed up with local, state, and federal government agencies, and Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann to provide financial literacy information (eLumination March 12). The event was themed “Financial Literacy--Making a Sound Investment.” Consumers had the opportunity to learn how to make better financial decisions, avoid credit scams and protect their personal information. Financial fairs were held in six cities ... * WASHINGTON (3/17/08)--Florida Credit Union League Executive Vice President Aletta Shutes was honored with the Buck Levins Award for her political involvement in the credit union movement by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) during the 2008 Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC). With Shutes’ efforts, the league raised more than $610,000 for its credit union political action committee. She also increased the number of GAC attendees from Florida. When she started in 1993, Florida's credit unions sent less than 25 people to the conference. At this year's GAC, more than 200 Florida credit union representatives attended. From left are: Kris Mecham, CUNA Government Affairs committee chair, and Shutes. (Photo provided by the Florida Credit Union League) ... * DUBLIN, Ohio (3/17/08)--The Ohio Credit Union Foundation has created a grantmaking cycle for credit unions (eLumination March 12). Grand applications will be accepted throughout the year, but award notifications will occur quarterly. Applications also have been revised for convenience and ease of use. The foundation, created 10 years ago, awarded $210,000 in 2007 ...


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