The Last Stage to Matador Book Signing Event

Friday, November 30 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Nearly 10 years ago, Cowboy Rick Hamby, and wife Bev purchased the Old Butterfield Stage Coach from Silver Dollar City & the Herschend family. From then on, Hamby has driven the stage coach on a number of journeys, following the original routes of the Wild West, including destinations such as Tombstone, Arizona and most recently Matador, Texas.

Hamby created a radio program call the Just For Kids Radio Round-Up!, and he eventually teamed up with a number of school districts and allowed the students to write letters to pin-pals on the other side of the U.S. Hamby would then deliver these letters carried by stage coach to their recipients and turn around and do it all over again.

Over time, Silver Dollar City eventually teamed up with Hamby and his wife, Bev and leased the stage coach back to the park where they would display the stage coach and tell harrowing tales of their journeys.

On their latest trip to Matador, Texas, Hamby and crew were accompanied by a notable photographer and together they created a beautiful and informative coffee table book, documenting the journey of the stage coach, titled "The Last Stage to Matador", which is on sale now.

Join Arvest Bank at our branch located at 1311 Porter Wagoner Blvd., West Plains, MO, on Friday, Dec. 7th from 2-4 p.m. for a book signing by Rick Hamby for his book "The Last Stage to Matador". Refreshments will be available for guests during this all-ages event. For more information, call 417-853-4200.

Tags: Arvest, Missouri
 

14th Annual Arvest Hoopfest Tips Off Dec. 6

Monday, November 26 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Two-time defending champion Rogers Heritage High School will host Mt. Vernon (Mo.) on opening night of the 14th annual Arvest Hoopfest, to be played Dec. 6-8.

In addition to Rogers Heritage and Mt. Vernon, the field will include: Carl Junction (Mo.), Clarksville, Fort Smith Southside, Rogers, Waynesville (Mo.) and Webb City (Mo.). Hight-Jackson Associates is the presenting sponsor of the tournament, which includes teams from outside Arkansas for the 11th consecutive year.

“Arvest Hoopfest has become synonymous with the start of basketball season, and this year is no different,” Rogers Public Schools athletics director Keith Kilgore said. “We look forward to some great games as all of these teams get the chance to face good competition before they head into their conference seasons. We expect another fantastic tournament.”

Webb City and 2017 runner-up Fort Smith Southside will get the tournament started at 4 p.m. on Dec. 6. That game will be followed by Clarksville vs. Waynesville at 5:30 p.m. Rogers and Carl Junction will play at 7 p.m., followed by Rogers Heritage-Mt. Vernon at 8:30 p.m.

There will be four games on Dec. 7-8 as well, with the championship game set for 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 8. A plaque will be presented to the champions, along with individual medals to the players of the championship team. Players from the second-place team also will receive individual medals as well.

About Arvest

Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2018, operates more than 270 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 14 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 135 communities, with extended weekday banking hours at many locations. Arvest also provides a wide range of banking services including loans, deposits, treasury management, credit cards, mortgage loans and mortgage servicing. Arvest is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC.

About Arvest Wealth Management

Arvest Wealth Management offers wealth management, trust services and insurance products. Investments and Insurance Products: Not FDIC Insured, May Lose Value and Not Guaranteed by the Bank. Trust services provided by Arvest Bank.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Arvest Benton County
 

Arvest Bank Breaks Ground on New Lawton Branch

Friday, November 23 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank Southwest Oklahoma celebrated the groundbreaking of its forthcoming branch with a small gathering of senior management, board members and the contractor, CDBL, earlier this month. The branch will be located at the corner of SW 26th St. and W Gore Blvd. in Lawton. 

"It's been a long 
journey to this point, so seeing dirt being moved and this project getting underway brings great satisfaction," Arvest Southwest Oklahoma President and CEO David Madigan said. "This new facility is going to be a great place for customers to conduct their business and receive the outstanding customer service they are used to. We are proud to have what will be a wonderful new branch right next to Cameron University and in the heart of Lawton." 

The current branch at 2622 W Gore Blvd. will remain open until the new branch is completed in 2019. We look forward to showing it off once it's ready!

Tags: Arvest
 

River Valley Adoption Coalition Receives Arvest Foundation Grant

Tuesday, November 20 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Foster children in the Alma area may have a greater chance of finding a foster home thanks to a $3,500 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced today at Arvest Bank’s Alma branch, where Tara Alexander and Jeremy Nuckolls of Arvest were on hand to present the check.

The River Valley Adoption Coalition is dedicated to finding foster, as well as forever, homes for school-aged and older children. Located in Fort Smith, it strives to assist families with the adoption or fostering process. The coalition offers a wealth of resources and works alongside families to provide a loving, welcoming home for any child.

The funds will be used to organize and host special “meet-and-greet” events where foster children and prospective parents can meet in a fun and safe environment. These events are a creative way for more foster children to get exposure to potential foster families and, ultimately, a forever home.

Paula Higgins, president of the River Valley Adoption Coalition, commented, “We will use the funds to bring adopted children across the state to meet potential parents and host a carnival-style event with games in a fun environment for the children. The parents are already pre-screened and ready to adopt.”

“We are pleased to present this donation to the River Valley Adoption Coalition,” Nuckolls said. “The coalition provides a much-needed service in the River Valley by joining foster children with prospective parents in a safe, positive environment. We were happy to choose them because of the enormous impact they have on the communities’ children.” 

Tags: Arvest, Arvest Foundation
 

14th Annual Arvest Hoopfest Tips Off Dec. 6

Monday, November 19 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Two-time defending champion Rogers Heritage High School will host Mt. Vernon (Mo.) on opening night of the 14th annual Arvest Hoopfest, to be played Dec. 6-8.

In addition to Rogers Heritage and Mt. Vernon, the field will include: Carl Junction (Mo.), Clarksville, Fort Smith Southside, Rogers, Waynesville (Mo.) and Webb City (Mo.). Hight-Jackson Associates is the presenting sponsor of the tournament, which includes teams from outside Arkansas for the 11th consecutive year.

“Arvest Hoopfest has become synonymous with the start of basketball season, and this year is no different,” Rogers Public Schools athletics director Keith Kilgore said. “We look forward to some great games as all of these teams get the chance to face good competition before they head into their conference seasons. We expect another fantastic tournament.”

Webb City and 2017 runner-up Fort Smith Southside will get the tournament started at 4 p.m. on Dec. 6. That game will be followed by Clarksville vs. Waynesville at 5:30 p.m. Rogers and Carl Junction will play at 7 p.m., followed by Rogers Heritage-Mt. Vernon at 8:30 p.m.

There will be four games on Dec. 7-8 as well, with the championship game set for 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 8. A plaque will be presented to the champions, along with individual medals to the players of the championship team. Players from the second-place team also will receive individual medals as well. 

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Arvest Benton County

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