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* BOSSIER CITY, La.(8/17/11)--Barksdale FCU donated $5,000 to Chaplain Lt. Colonel O'Dell at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., to assist more than 1,100 military families recently affected by flooding on the base, reported the Louisiana Credit Union League (eNews Aug. 10). Many families were displaced and just recently were allowed to return home. Virgil Barnette, board chairman of the $968 million asset, Bossier City-based credit union, told the league, "We wanted to help those families who have given so much for our country." … * SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (8/17/11)--Heritage Trust FCU's Summer Financial Fun Day on Aug. 3 at its new branch in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., promoted savings to more than 40 children and their parents, who learned about the benefits of a credit union and the right ways to save. Each child received a savings tool kit designed for children ages 3 to 12 by author and financial expert Dave Ramsey. Branch manager Robby Bryant instructed attendees on how to use the kits and presented new ways to save. Victoria Hansen from Channel 4 News shared a story book, "Junior's Savings Adventure," written by Ramsey. Children especially liked depositing their change through the credit union's automatic coin machine, said the Summerville-based credit union. They deposited more than $500 during the event. (Photo provided by Heritage Trust FCU) … * SALISBURY, N.C. (8/17/11)--Mark Curran has been named president/CEO of Lion's Share FCU, a $30 million asset credit union based in Salisbury, N.C. Curran previously was senior vice president of business development for Palmetto Cooperative Services LLC, an item processing credit union service organization based in Columbia, S.C. Before joining Palmetto, Curran was a senior account manager with CUNA Mutual Group. He also has more than 15 years of branch operations experience at Raleigh, N.C.-based Coastal FCU. He graduated from Southeast CUNA Management School as president of the Class of 1991 …

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