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The Farmers Bank Foundation presented the Magnolia Fire Department with $5,000 in grant money to purchase vital rescue equipment, including a truck.

“As of January 1, 2021, the Magnolia Fire Department assumed the duties of Rescue/Extraction for all of Columbia County,” Assistant Fire Chief Randal Stevens said. “The local ambulance service discontinued its operations of these services.”

Stevens said the Magnolia Fire Department and Columbia County entered into a partnership, and this money will allow them to purchase a rescue truck, extrication tools, along other necessary rescue equipment.

“Firefighters choose daily to support and save the citizens they serve, and we are honored to support them in return,” Elizabeth Anderson, Executive Director of the Farmers Bank Foundation, said. “The Farmers Bank Foundation plans to make first responders a priority in grantmaking.”

The Farmers Bank Foundation’s giving priorities are to support local nonprofits whose mission is to purposefully enrich the quality of life in the Bank’s communities.

“The services that are being provided to the citizens of Magnolia and Columbia County, and anyone passing through our community, will be a tremendous asset and possibly a life-saving contribution,” Stevens said.

For more information about the Farmers Bank Foundation, click HERE.

After months cooped up inside, we’re all ready for vacation! Sadly, cybercriminals are ready too, and they’re hoping you’ll hand over the keys to the company safe.

Keep the vault shut with these hot tips:

  1. Update your apps and ensure that each has a unique password rather than using credentials from a social site to sign in.
  2. Bluetooth and public wifi both give hackers a path to your data, so use wired accessories in public areas and spin up a hotspot from your phone, ideally protected by a VPN. Don’t forget to disable your Auto Join Wifi Networks setting!
  3. Never leave work devices unattended, even if they’re hidden. If it can be reached, it can be stolen.
  4. Finally, remember to review emails for security risks before clicking links or downloading files. You want a vacation, not a phishing expedition!

According to RiskIQ.com, cybercrime now costs organizations a whopping $1,797,945 per minute. CSOonline.com reports email phishing accounts for roughly 80% of all cyber-attacks!


Source: Banno.com

Danyelle Musselman speaking at Behind the Blue Door at the Magnolia High School Basketball Arena on June 24, 2021.

Farmers Bank & Trust and the Farmers Bank Foundation are campaigning for the Boys and Girls Club of Magnolia. It’s called Funding Great Futures! To kick things off, we hosted an event called Behind the Blue Door with special guest speaker Danyelle Musselman. Before the event in Magnolia, host Cara Knight sat down with Musselman to get to know her a little better.

They talk about:

  • Danyelle’s special connection to Magnolia, AR
  • Her passion for Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Her career as a sports broadcaster
  • How she helps the Arkansas Razorbacks Basketball players with life skills
  • How she met her husband, Razorbacks Basketball Head Coach Eric Musselman
  • Her favorite part about living in Arkansas and being an Arkansas Razorback
Danyelle Musselman with Boys & Girls Club of Magnolia junior volunteers.

The Boys & Girls Club of Magnolia still needs your help! To donate, text BGCM to 243725, visit HERE or contact Deneisa Jamerson at 870-234-3300 or djamerson.bgcm@gmail.com.


The Farmers Bank Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that operates independently from Farmers Bank & Trust. For more, visit HERE.

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Since 1906, Farmers Bank & Trust has called Magnolia and Columbia County home. From contributing over $1M to 100+ local organizations to the volunteer hours donated by our dedicated staff, our commitment to the community goes beyond the walls of our bank. Our community’s future is bright, and Farmers Bank & Trust is proud to be a part of it.


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Photo provided by Walt Reep of the downtown plaza in Paris, TX circa the 1930s.

One of the newer locations Farmers Bank & Trust has entered is the charming city of Paris, Texas. In early June, the Bank announced it’s opening a second branch there.

In this episode, Paris native Walt Reep explains why it’s a good idea to not only stop and take a photo with the iconic Eiffel tower replica but also stay awhile. He’s passionate about the history of his hometown, and he’s investing in it. He shares many interesting facts about the city, like the unique connection between Paris and Dr. Pepper.

Photo provided by Walt Reep.

He also talks about his new business venture Sundae in Paris that’s coming soon to the downtown area! It’s currently a food truck offering sandwiches, cookies, brownies, ice cream, and more. There are also more projects in the works to make Paris an entertainment district. Reep hopes you might be booking your next weekend getaway soon! 

 

Photos provided by Walt Reep. Renderings of the Sundae in Paris soda fountain.

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Did you know we have free Starbucks coffee for you to enjoy when visiting a select few of our Bank locations? Come on in and grab yourself a cup of hot coffee! Feeling fancy? Make it a Vanilla Choco Coffee. Not a fan of coffee at all? Have hot cocoa or some tea. There’s plenty of options to choose from!
Locations offering free Starbucks coffee include:
  • Magnolia Main Bank
    200 East Main
    Magnolia, AR 71753
  • Hope Downtown Branch
    201 East Third Street
    Hope, AR 71801
  • Texarkana St. Michael Drive Branch
    2900 St. Michael Drive
    Texarkana, TX 75503
  • Prosper Branch
    750 N. Preston Road
    Prosper, TX 75078
  • Bryant/Benton Branch
    3345 Highway 5 North, Suite 100
    Bryant, AR 72019
To find a Farmers Bank & Trust location near you, visit HERE.

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Disclaimer:
$10 gift card requires online application for checking account only. $10 gift card will be mailed with new account card. Minimum opening balance based on account type. Only available to residents of Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Limit one gift card per primary account holder. Promotion can end at any time.

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Rendering of the new Lamar Avenue location in Paris, TX.

Farmers Bank & Trust is expanding its footprint in Paris, TX by adding a second full-service branch. The Bank purchased properties at 2950 Lamar Avenue and 3010 Lamar Avenue.

“We are thrilled about the new Lamar Avenue location,” said Jeff Nutt, Farmers Bank & Trust Paris Market President. “It will allow us to expand our presence and better serve the Paris and Lamar County community. For 115 years, Farmers Bank & Trust has invested in their local communities, and this is just another step for us to provide exceptional, convenient banking services to our customers.”

Modern Approach to Banking

The new Farmers Bank & Trust branch will provide full teller, accounts and loan services, a four-lane drive-thru, and a notary. In addition, there will be a MyFarmers iTeller Interactive Teller Machine with live teller services available from 7 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday, and 8 am to 3 pm on Saturday, with 24/7 ATM services.

A new café is also a part of the plan featuring a Starbucks brewer, free WiFi, charging stations, and a seating area where customers can relax and utilize mobile banking tools.

Rendering of the new teller pods, Coffee with HEART Café, and new accounts area.

“We have really taken on this new, modern approach to banking,” said Joe Pieratt, Farmers Bank & Trust Chief Operating Officer. “We want to connect with our customers, and we want them to feel welcome when they come to see us. We’re excited to bring our look and feel to Paris with a little added Texas flair.”

Demolition is set to begin mid-July and construction on the 9,000 square foot space will take place immediately thereafter.


About Farmers Bank & Trust: Founded in 1906, Farmers Bank & Trust is a community bank owned by the privately held holding company, Magnolia Banking Corporation, headquartered in Magnolia, Arkansas. Farmers Bank & Trust now has over 20 locations in Arkansas and Texas and approximately $1.8 billion in assets. Farmers offers a full range of deposit services, trust and investment management services, as well as business, commercial real estate, construction, mortgage, residential, and consumer loans. To learn more, visit their website at MyFarmers.Bank.

 

Farmers Bank & Trust and the Farmers Bank Foundation are excited to announce the kickoff for the Funding Great Futures campaign to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Magnolia, Arkansas. The campaign will begin with a $150,000 matching donation to the Boys & Girls Club of Magnolia along with an inaugural event, Behind the Blue Door, featuring guest speaker Danyelle Musselman.

Deneisa Jamerson, Boys & Girls Club of Magnolia Executive Director, and Chris Ludwig, Boys & Girls Club of Magnolia Director of Sports & Facilities

“The Boys & Girls Club is more than just a recreational facility,” said Deneisa Jamerson, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Magnolia. “It’s a place where kids can come and be safe. There’s a trusted and supported network of adults that are willing to invest into the future of our children and teach them how to become productive, caring, and responsible citizens.”

The Behind the Blue Door event will take place Thursday, June 24, 2021, at the Magnolia High School Basketball Arena at 7:00 PM. Tickets to the event are $25 and can be purchased at any Farmers Bank & Trust location or the Boys & Girls Club of Magnolia. You can also purchase tickets online HERE.

Donations for the Funding Great Futures campaign will remodel and enhance the Boys & Girls Club of Magnolia building for local students. Farmers Bank & Trust will lead the charge from the Farmers Bank Foundation to help the Boys & Girls Club of Magnolia reach its goal of $500,000 by the end of August. For donation opportunities, please contact Deneisa Jamerson at (870) 234-3300 or djamerson.bgcm@gmail.com.

The new basketball gym floor after the Farmers Bank Foundation’s $150,000 donation to the Club.

“The donation from the Farmers Bank Foundation has afforded us to do some marvelous things, and one of those is redoing the gym floor for basketball,” said Jamerson. “We needed to update the playing surface, and this has allowed us to put our best foot forward.”

“We are proud to support the Boys & Girls Club of Magnolia’s vision to provide a world-class experience that ensures success is within reach of every young person in Magnolia. We challenge other local businesses to help us complete the Funding Great Futures campaign,” said Chris Gosnell, chief executive officer of Farmers Bank & Trust.


About Danyelle Musselman: Danyelle Musselman has an extensive background working in sports broadcasting with years of experience in anchoring, hosting, and reporting. Most recently, Musselman worked for the NFL Network where she served as an update anchor and as the host of “Up to the Minute.”  She also served as the host for Yahoo Sports, and as an anchor for Fox Sports Net.

In addition, Musselman worked as a sideline reporter for FOX Sports NFL games and spent two years anchoring various programs on ESPN and ESPNews. Musselman is the Co-Chair of the Coaches vs Cancer Wives & Friends team and serves as the Market Chair for the Make a Wish Foundation Mid-South Region.

Musselman is married to current Arkansas Men’s Basketball coach Eric Musselman.  They share three children, Michael (25), Matthew (20), and Mariah (11).

About Farmers Bank Foundation: Created in 2021 for Farmers Bank & Trust’s 115 anniversary, the Farmers Bank Foundation’s giving priorities support local nonprofits whose mission is to purposefully enrich the quality of life in the communities where Farmers Bank & Trust customers and employees live. The foundation’s funding is made possible by the bank’s shareholders and employees across Arkansas and Texas. The Farmers Bank Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that will operate independently from Farmers Bank & Trust. For additional information or to apply for Farmers Bank Foundation funding, please visit MyFarmers.Bank/FarmersBankFoundation.

At Farmers Bank & Trust, we love to highlight the successes of members in our communities!

So – in this episode, we talked with Dr. Chris Nelson of Providence Veterinary Care of Malvern, Arkansas. He also has two clinics in Caddo Valley and now Little Rock.

Dr. Nelson shares:

  • How he got started in this challenging career
  • Why it’s important to him
  • How we, animal lovers, can learn to understand the extreme emotional demands that come with veterinary work

Dr. Nelson is hiring! He’s on the search for a large animal veterinarian to join his team. For more information about the positions and how to apply, visit HERE.

Not One More Vet provides necessary support to all members of veterinary teams and students who are struggling or considering suicide. Visit their website HERE.

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