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Christmas Club Pays Out

DUBUQUE, Iowa-It's that time of year. Dupaco Community CU said it is paying out $3 million in Christmas Club deposits to some 3,300 members who have been saving up for the holidays. "As we approach the holiday season, we want local retailers to be aware that this large sum of money, which has been saved mainly for the purpose of holiday gift-giving, is being made available," said CEO Bob Hoefer. "We hope they will then act to attract the spending of these funds in the tri-state area for the benefit of the local economy."

AACUC Plans Cruise Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The AACUC is sponsoring a Western Caribbean cruise for family and friends in early April of 2005 on the Carnival Conquest. The cruise ship will depart from New Orleans on April 3, 2005, and return on April 10. Port of calls: Jamaica; Cayman Islands and Cozumel, Mexico. For info: www.aacuc.org, call Solid Gold Travel at 888-590-9152 or solidbash aol.com.

ALM In Plain English Offered

MADISON, Wis.-CUES has published a new guide called "ALM Spelled Out: A Practical Guide to Asset/Liability Management." "ALM Spelled Out is a financial guide that doesn't read like one," CUES said. "Although filled with in-depth information and plenty of statistics, it's presented in an easy-to-understand, reader-friendly manner." For info: www.cues.org and select "products."

Deseret FCU Distributes Kits

SALT LAKE CITY-Deseret First Credit Union said it has distributed more than 2,500 Child ID kits to Utahans over the past two months. The kits are part of the National Child Identification Kits program and are free. During a press conference announcing the kits availability, Ed Smart, whose daughter Elizabeth was abducted and eventually rescued, said, "In an effort to identify our daughter's fingerprints and DNA, boxes of personal items were taken, many of them keepsakes which could not be replaced. This kit helps us prepare and gives us ideas on educating our children about how to be safe."

Prohibition Order Is Issued

ALEXANDRIA, Va.-NCUA has issued an Order of Prohibition for Kissy Juliette Gaston, a former loan credit analyst with Boeing Employees Credit Union in Tukwila, Washington.

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