Beatrice Johnson Kiwanis Youth Kamp Foundation Receives Arvest Foundation Grant

Wednesday, August 01 at 03:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

 Beatrice Johnson Kiwanis Youth Kamp Foundation will install electricity at the Kamp thanks to a $5,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced recently at the weekly Kiwanis meeting in Russellville. Shawn Bates, community bank president of Arvest Bank was on hand to present the check to Earl “Spud” Westmoreland, Beatrice Johnson Kiwanis Youth Kamp Foundation.

The Arvest Foundation donation to the Beatrice Johnson Kiwanis Youth Kamp Foundation will be utilized to assist with completion of a major utility project to install electricity at the Kamp.

“Thanks to a benevolent and much-appreciated grant from the Arvest Foundation, combined with other donations obtained this last year, the Beatrice Johnson Kiwanis Youth Kamp expects to finally break ground in August for our highly anticipated project to provide electricity to the Kamp,” Westmoreland said. “If your group is interested in either overnight camping or attending a Kamp day camp, please contact us by visiting our website at kampkiwanismoar.org.”

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the Beatrice Johnson Kiwanis Youth Kamp Foundation who have dedicated their time to serving and educating the kids and families of the Russellville area.” Bates said. “This donation is just one of many we have made throughout the area. It demonstrates the foundation’s ongoing commitment to our local community and their families.”

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The City of Huntsville Receives $2,200 Donation

Wednesday, August 01 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

The City of Huntsville got a boost in its efforts to attract visitors and industries to Huntsville thanks to a $2,200 donation from the Arvest Foundation.


The gift was announced recently at the City Hall in Huntsville. Matt Smith of Arvest Bank was on hand to present the check to Nancy Marsh.

The City of Huntsville Economic Development Program is working to bring in visitors and industry to Huntsville, and the gift from the Arvest Foundation will help the city purchase maps to give to both groups.

"The purpose of this city map is to use with visitors, people traveling through our nice little city, or people who have just moved here,” said Nancy Marsh, City of Huntsville economic development director. “The Economic Development Commission was trying to decide the best use of funds to produce this map and hesitated to sell ads since businesses change and space on the map is used for the ads. The City of Huntsville is excited to receive these funds from the Arvest Foundation for the production of our new city map. These funds will allow us to print more maps. Also, all the space on the map can be used for directions. The new map should be available in September. Thank you again for supporting the City of Huntsville.”

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the City of Huntsville and its efforts to get the attention of tourists and industries looking to expand,” said Matt Smith, community bank president in Huntsville. “This donation is just one of many we have made throughout the area. It demonstrates the foundation’s ongoing commitment to Huntsville and all of the communities we serve." 

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Pope County Fair Board Receives Arvest Foundation Grant

Monday, July 30 at 03:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

The Pope County (Ark.) Fair Board will be able to purchase audio and visual equipment, and perform maintenance on tractors, and other equipment to improve operations thanks to a $5,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced today at the Pope County Fair Grounds in Russellville. Shawn Bates, Community Bank President of Arvest Bank was on hand to present the check to Steve Rogers, Pope County Fair Board.

The Arvest Foundation donation to the Pope County Fair Board will be utilized to help purchase audio and visual equipment, maintenance needed on tractors to keep in good condition, and other equipment.

“With the generous donation from the Arvest Foundation, the Pope County Fair Association will be able to continue to improve the quality of the entertainment of the yearly fair that will be held on September 11-15, at the Pope County Fair Grounds,” stated Steve Rogers, Pope County Fair Board. “We encourage all of the River Valley citizens to make an effort to attend the fair and see the improvements made possible by donors like our friends of the Arvest Foundation. Once again, thank you very much to the Arvest Foundation!”

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the Pope County Fair Board who have dedicated their time to providing and promoting livestock shows, entertainment, and fairs for all ages of the Pope County Community.” said Shawn Bates, Arvest Bank. “The Arvest Foundation wants to continue to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to our local community. We are people helping people, while putting the needs of our community and customers above all else.”

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Madison County Fair Board Receives $3,000 Donation

Monday, July 30 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

The Madison County Fair Board will have improvements made to the Madison County Fairgrounds in Huntsville thanks to a $3,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.


The gift was announced recently at the Madison County Fairgrounds in Huntsville. Matt Smith and Kelli Gilmer of Arvest Bank were on hand to present the check to Greg Taylor.

The funds will help purchase and install shelving for the exhibit hall.

“We would like to thank the Arvest Foundation for its generous gift to help us enhance the display of the exhibits, making them easier to see and judge,” said Greg Taylor, president of the Madison County Fair Association. “Having better display space for each exhibit showcases the craftsmanship and the talent of our county participants.”

 “We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the Madison County Fair,” said Smith, community bank president in Huntsville. “We understand the importance of this annual event to our community, and are happy to help with the efforts to improve the exhibit hall. Additionally, this is just one of many donations we have made throughout the area. It demonstrates the foundation’s ongoing commitment to the communities we serve.”

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Arvest Bank Names Shelly Hill Branch Sales Manager in Bull Shoals

Friday, July 20 at 10:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank has hired Shelly Hill as branch sales manager for the bank’s Bull Shoals location.


Hill has 15 years of experience in the banking industry where she began her career as a teller and has held positions of increasing responsibility that include branch manager, assistance vice president, loan officer and corporate trainer. 

In 2011, Hill changed careers to help manage her family’s business, Micro Plastics, Inc., where she was director of organizational development and training, until the company was sold. 

The daughter of an Air Force veteran, Hill was born in Minot, N.D. and has lived in numerous states. She has lived in the Mountain Home area the past 29 years.

“Shelly’s experience in several areas of financial services, in addition to her management of a small business, are great assets for both our retail and business customers,” said Mike Willard, president and CEO of Arvest Bank in North Central Arkansas. “She also shares the Arvest culture of being involved in the community and helping to fulfill a need wherever she can, so we’re excited to welcome her as a new team member.”

Hill currently serves on the board of directors for Hospice of the Ozarks and the Mountain Home Lions Club. She has been a member of the Lions Club for 19 years. Hill has chaired the American Cancer Society’s local Relay for Life event the past five years and has been a board or committee member of Gamma House, Serenity House, Peitz Cancer Support House and the Marion County Sheriff’s Patrol Association. 

She and her husband, Tom, have five adult children and attend St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.

Hill succeeds Carolyn Eckman who is retiring from Arvest Bank after a banking career of 45 years.

About Arvest

Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2018, operates more than 250 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 15 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 120 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.

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