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

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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!

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Cyber Monday Tips for the Best Savings

Wednesday, November 21 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

After a few days of food, family and football, Cyber Monday caps off the long Thanksgiving weekend. Grab your computer and wish list and check out these tips for making the most of your paycheck this holiday shopping season.

Start With a List

Before you begin typing anything into a search engine or browsing your favorite online retail catalogs, be sure to make a list of what you are looking for. Even the most seasoned shopper can get carried away with the surplus of deals and the frenzy of the hunt. Before too long, the online shopping cart may be overflowing with frivolous, unnecessary purchases.

Avoid the over-spending trap by knowing ahead of time what you plan to buy and where you plan to shop.  Money Crashers* even suggests bookmarking your favorite retailer’s websites prior to the big day. If you organize the bookmarks in a folder, and stick to those sites, you will be less tempted to stray from your list or impulse buy.

Enhance Savings

The money-saving opportunities on Cyber Monday are already extensive, but if you sign up for an Arvest Consumer Credit Card you could earn up to $100 in additional rewards points. After you sign up, continue to use your new card on everyday purchases to earn even more rewards to redeem later.

In addition to credit card rewards, Overstock* recommends looking for coupons and promo codes ahead of time. Your favorite retailers may even send coupons via email or text message in the days leading up to Cyber Monday. Put those promo codes to use and make your purchases even more affordable.

Strategize your Time

Make sure to do plenty of research before picking a website to start scanning. Most retailers host sales at varying times and stagger discounts. If you plan ahead and decide which websites to scour first, you will not miss out on any great deals.

MoneyTips* encourages shoppers to be aware of limited time offers—especially those offered early in the morning. Being mindful of when the best deals will be offered, and spending a little extra time planning accordingly will save you a lot of time and frustration in the long run.

Double-Check Deals

Pay attention to product prices in the days leading up to Cyber Monday, and familiarize yourself with normal retail prices. This will help to distinguish between a truly great deal and a rip-off. According to Retail Wire*, a few years ago Amazon initially lowered their prices for Black Friday, but raised them again for Cyber Monday. Be a savvy shopper and train yourself to recognize true bargains. Plus, remember to use your credit card at checkout to earn rewards on almost every purchase.

Additionally, The Balance Everyday* reminds customers to factor in shipping costs when ordering online. Even though the items in your online cart may seem like a great deal, the cost for shipping could elevate the price. If you want to avoid unexpected expenses, opt to shop exclusively on websites that offer free shipping.

The views of this article are for general information use only. Please contact and speak with a subject expert or your banker when specific advice is needed.

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

 

 

Tags: Consumer Protection, Financial Education
 

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Wednesday, November 21 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

In observance of Thanksgiving, all Arvest Bank branches will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22. We will be open for normal hours on Wednesday, Nov. 21 and Friday, Nov. 23.

For your convenience, you can bank 24/7 using: 
• An ATM near you
• Arvest Go Mobile App
• Arvest Online Banking with BlueIQ™ 
• 24-Hour Account Info Line 
Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Tags: Arvest, Holiday Hours, Hours

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