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Farmer’s Bank and Trust celebrates new location

As Farmer’s Bank and Trust celebrated the grand opening and ribbon cutting of its new location, friends slicing bank members filled the new office space and gathered around for the celebratory of the big red ribbon.
The new building was full as refreshments were served and local business associates continued to and arrive to enjoy a little food and conversation.
Bank member Bill Thaxton , of McCaskill, a retired sergeant major stood for a photo with bank employee Pam Gregory by the parking spot reserved especially for veterans next to the front entrance.
Thaxton retired after 21 years in the Army and 20 years as a manager from the Arkansas Employment Security Department.
When asked what he thought of the about the parking reserved for veterans, he didn’t seem surprised.
“ I think it is awful thoughtful of them. It is typical of how Farmer’s does. They take care of their customers and are very community minded.” Thaxton said.
Remarks by Paul Ball of Farmer’s and CEO Chris Gosnell said the” great turnout” signifies the investment in Hope as a positive.
“We want to be in the schools, part of the community, and in the town,” Gosnell said.
Mark Ross stood in for Mayor Steve Montgomery also saying he was truly excited about the new location and that keeping business in Hope, Arkansas,” is something the community leaders and citizens want to see happening.
Ball offered thanks to Hempstead County, the City of Hope and the “great contractors we worked with.”

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