Annual Tree Giveaway at the Celebration of Trees

Tuesday, October 09 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

On Saturday, October 13th, at 7:00 a.m. Mayor Lioneld Jordan, the City of Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Department, and the City of Fayetteville Urban Forestry Advisory Board will be giving out FREE trees and shrubs to City residents. The 20th annual tree giveaway, locally recognizing Arbor Day, will be held on the Arvest Bank Plaza on the Northeast corner of Fayetteville’s Historic Downtown Square. The event is held annually with the goal of helping to grow the urban forest. Adults should be prepared to show proof of their City residency before selecting a tree or shrub.

The Celebration of Trees is a one-day event, but growing a tree is a sustained endeavor that positively impacts the urban forest in Fayetteville for years into the future. Over the last 20 years the City has given away over 13,000 trees and shrubs to citizens.

Date: Saturday, October 13
Time: 7:00 a.m. until supplies are exhausted
Location: Arvest Bank Plaza on Center Street on the Downtown Historic Square

Quantities: Limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Limit (2) plants per adult Fayetteville resident that is present at the event. 

Trees and shrubs available this year will include:

  • Arrowood Viburnum – Viburnum dentatum
  • Paw Paw – Asimina triloba
  • Persimmon – Diospyros virginiana
  • Rusty Viburnum – Viburnum rufidulum
  • White Oak – Quercus alba
  • Catalpa Tree - Catalpa speciosa
  • Bald cypress- Taxodium distichum
  • Black Gum- Nyssa sylvatica
  • Willow Oak- Quercus phellos
  • Sycamore- Platanus occidentalis
  • Winterberry- Ilex vertisalata
  • Red Bud- Cercis canadensis
  • Walters Viburnum- Viburnum obovatum ‘Reifler’s Dwarf’
  • Button Bush- Cephalanthus occidentalis
  • Native Fringe- Chionanthus virgincus


Questions Call (479) 444-3486 or (479) 444-3470

The Urban Forestry Advisory Board and Urban Forestry staff stress “Right Tree, Right Place.” Trees can take many years to reach their mature height and spread. It is important for homeowners to take all surroundings into consideration when choosing the location for their new tree. To avoid heavy pruning or removal, consider the mature height of the tree and proximity near overhead power lines. Residents should always contact Arkansas One Call at 811 or (800) 482-8998 before digging.

Informational flyers regarding plant characteristics, planting suggestions, and management tips will be available with each tree or shrub at the Celebration of Trees 2018 event. 

Visit http://www.fayetteville-ar.gov/234/Celebration-of-Trees to learn more about each species. 

 

Tags: Arvest, Fayetteville
 

Arvest Bank to Host Free Shredding Event in Harrison

Monday, October 08 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank will provide free on-site shredding, in conjunction with Shred-It, for customers in Harrison who want to properly dispose of documents that include personal or confidential information. Proper destruction of such documents helps protect individuals from potential identity theft.

The shredding event will take place Saturday, Oct 20 from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Arvest Bank branch located at 1402 Hwy 62-65 North at the corner of Hester Drive. There is a limit of five boxes per household.

Arvest associates will grill hot dogs for participants and local radio station KHBZ 102.9 “The Z” will broadcast live on-site from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Although the event is free, donations to the Rotary Club of Harrison’s barrier-free park project will be accepted. The Rotary Club is helping fund construction of a barrier-free park and playground area that will be located adjacent to the existing park at Lake Harrison to make the park accessible for children with physical challenges.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Harrison
 

Arvest Bank to Host Free Shredding Event in Mountain Home

Monday, October 08 at 01:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank will provide customers an opportunity to have their confidential documents shredded at no cost, in an effort to offer protection against identity theft. 

Arvest and Shred-It will host the free shredding event Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m.-1p.m. at the Arvest branch located at 2619 Hwy 62 in Mountain Home. There is a limit of five boxes per household.

Arvest associates will grill hot dogs for participants and local radio station KTLO will broadcast live from 10 a.m.-noon with an opportunity for listeners to win prizes from the station’s treasure chest. 

Although the event is free, donations to local nonprofit organization Into the Light will be accepted. Into the Light provides refuge and support services to minors who are victims of sex trafficking. The organization works to educate minors and communities on the traps associated with human trafficking, in addition to providing 24-hour crisis response. 

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Mountain Home
 

How to Score the Best Savings During Football Season

Monday, October 08 at 09:00 AM
Category: Business Banking

Football season is in full swing and with it comes tailgating and watch parties.

Whether you are a season ticket holder dedicated to being in the bleachers or a fan who prefers the comfort of the living room couch, football season offers plenty of spending opportunities.

Leave the stress to the players on the field and rest easy knowing you are saving money without sacrificing any of your favorite traditions.

Host a Neighborhood Potluck
Do you and your neighbors share a favorite team or even support rival teams? Invite everyone over to watch the game together. Have each family bring a favorite dish to share—you will spend less time in the kitchen and more importantly you will avoid a massive grocery bill.

If you want to be creative, Marie Claire* suggests serving foods related to the teams’ hometowns. Encourage attendees to dress up in their preferred team’s colors and enjoy the festivities together.

Use a Credit Card with Rewards
If you do get stuck with the large grocery bill, be sure to use a credit card at checkout that will earn rewards on everyday purchases. Right now, if you apply for a new Arvest Consumer Credit Card you could receive a $100 rewards bonus.

After you set up the new account, continue to use the card and earn Arvest Flex Rewards on nearly every purchase. Next time you are over-spending on stadium food or splurging on a new team jersey, relax knowing you are earning points to redeem at a later date.

Carpool to the Stadium
For away games that require a road trip, coordinate with other fans and carpool. Keep track of money spent at the gas station and divide the bill evenly. Not only will each person’s portion of the cost be more reasonable, but the car ride home is the perfect opportunity to discuss the game-winning touchdown.

When you stop to fill up the car, offer to use your credit card and earn rewards on the purchase.

Tailgate Affordably
One of the most beloved and well-known football traditions is meeting up with fellow fans, grilling food and enjoying game-day festivities. With the hype of the big day, it can be easy to over-spend.

US News* suggests buying store brand items when possible. Condiments, chips and paper goods are all available for a fraction of the cost, if you are willing to skip the name brands. If meat is a staple tailgate item in your household, choose inexpensive side items and opt for the pricier hamburgers.

Search for Cheaper Tickets
It is no secret college football tickets are expensive, but certain games are more affordable than others. If you do not have season tickets or did not buy tickets in advance, be sure to check out websites like Vivid Seats* for last-minute tickets or deals.

Do not worry if the price for tickets is still too steep. Instead, consider purchasing tickets for a more reasonably priced game, and hosting a watch party at home for the popular game.

Whether paying for the great parking spot you scored at the stadium, picking up last-minute game-day foods or purchasing tickets to watch your favorite team, use your credit card to pay and earn points to redeem later.

*Link is a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.

 

Tags: Arvest
 

Arvest to Give $58,000 to Teachers Throughout Bank’s Footprint

Monday, October 08 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News


For the third consecutive year, Arvest Bank will honor teachers by awarding 116 educators with a total of $58,000 in prize money.

The decision to award 116 $500 gifts to individual teachers was made not only out of respect and appreciation for the work teachers do, but as a sign of support at a time when many schools continue to face budget challenges. All prizes will go to teachers who work at state-funded schools.

“Commitment to community is something we take seriously at Arvest, and it is our pleasure to recognize these teachers, who do so much for our children and our communities,” Arvest president and CEO Kevin Sabin said. “We know they work hard every day to give all of us a better future, and we hope these awards help show how much we appreciate them.”

To nominate a teacher to receive one of the $500 prizes, look for an Arvest Bank Facebook post about this contest during the week of Oct. 15-21. Include the teacher’s name, school name, city, and one sentence describing why that teacher deserves to win.

Arkansas counties included are: Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Conway, Craighead, Crawford, Faulkner, Franklin, Garland, Howard, Johnson, Little River, Logan, Lonoke, Madison, Mississippi, Montgomery, Pike, Polk, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Scott, Sebastian, Sevier, Washington and Yell.

Missouri counties included are: Barry, Laclede, Lawrence, McDonald, Stone, Taney, Texas and Webster. Additionally, in the Greater Kansas City area, the following towns are included: Cass, Mo., Clay, Mo., Jackson, Mo., Platte, Mo., Franklin, Kan., Johnson, Kan., and Wyandotte, Kan.

Oklahoma counties included are: Adair, Canadian, Cherokee, Cleveland, Comanche, Cotton, Craig, Creek, Grady, Delaware, LeFlore, Mayes, McClain, McCurtain, McIntosh, Muskogee, Nowata, Oklahoma, Okmulgee, Ottawa, Payne, Pittsburg, Pontotoc, Pottawamie, Sequoyah, Stephens, Tulsa, Wagoner and Washington

Disclosures

  • $500 donation will be made to directly to the school of the winning teacher’s school.
  • Winners will be selected at random. Random selection will take place the week of October 22.
  • Awardees will be notified no later than October 29.
  • No Arvest associate or associate’s immediate family member can win.
Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma

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