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Cease-And-Desist Order Terminated

BLYTHEVILLE, Ark.-NCUA has terminated a cease-and-desist order issued on June 1, 2004, against Northeast Arkansas FCU to correct substantial accounting problems. The agency indicated problems have been rectified. Northeast Arkansas Federal was originally chartered in 1959 to serve military and civilian employees on Blytheville Air Force Base. Today it serves more than 175 select groups and people of modest means.

'Marketing Challenge' Is On Tap

SAN DIEGO-When CUES hosts its Nexus Conference here in April, credit union marketing executives will be challenged to participate in the first-ever Marketing Challenge based on the format of the NBC TV show "The Apprentice." Designed to benefit the San Diego Children's Museum, participants will spend a day creating a promotional advertising campaign for the museum.

For info: www.cuesnexus.org.

Separately, during its annual Directors Conference here, CUES contributed $5,000 to Rafe Esquith's Hobart Shakespeareans, a program developed to improve the lives of children of Hobart Elementary School in central Los Angeles.

Gen. Franks To Speak At GAC

WASHINGTON-Gen. Tommy Franks, Commander-in-Chief of U.S. Central Command from 2000 to 2003, and who oversaw troop deployments in both Afghanistan and Iraq after a three-decade career in the military, has agreed to speak to CUNA's GAC in February. CUNA said General Franks is expected to provide observations on the global war on terrorism as well as the broader themes of leadership, citizenship and values.

Freedom CU Adds Insurance CUSO

PHILADELPHIA-Freedom Credit Union has created as a CUSO a new full-service title insurance agency, Currently servicing CU members in the Philadelphia five-county area and the Pocono Mountain region, CU Abstract plans to expand to provide title searches, purchase and refinance closings for all accredited lenders throughout Pennsylvania, the company said.

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