Bryant AR


This is the BONUS episode with Texarkana Santa! He made a special trip to Bryant, Arkansas to answer some kids’ tough questions.

“How did you become Santa?”
“Have you ever caught a kid on Christmas?”
“How many cookies do you eat in one night?”
“Who is your favorite reindeer?”
“Do you ever shave your beard?”
…and more!

Santa shared with each child their own “Elfin” name. He says that’s the only language they speak at the North Pole! So please welcome Sneezlewee (Shad), Lillywee (Elin), Lillywoo (Etta), Flunk (Warner), and Floober (Slater) to the Podcast!

Etta McClure interviewing Santa

You can listen to his interview with Farmers Bank & Trust Right at the Heart Podcast Host Cara Knight HERE.

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Farmers Bank & Trust Bryant, AR Branch
Farmers Bank & Trust Bryant, AR Branch

Farmers Bank & Trust has opened its second full-service branch in Saline County. Located at 3345 Highway 5 North in Bryant/Benton, AR, the Bank completely remodeled the former Crush Wine & Spirits building.

“This location is perfect for us because it’s close to both Benton and Bryant, and we will be able to serve both markets,” Kent McClure, Bryant Market President, said. “This area is booming, and we want to be a part of it.”

Kent McClure, Bryant Market President
Kent McClure, Bryant Market President

The new building will provide full teller, account and loan services, a drive-thru, and a notary. In addition, there will also 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.

“We’ve adopted a more modern approach to banking,” Joe Pieratt, Chief Operating Officer, said. “I think you will notice that when you walk into our new branch. The teller pods offer an opportunity to really connect with our customers.”

The Bryant/Benton branch team will include Kent McClure, Market President; Elizabeth Anderson, Business Development Officer; Jordan Irby, Commercial Loan Officer; Eric Shelnut, Mortgage Loan Originator; Allie Stokes, Branch Supervisor; Vanessa Perez, Retail Banker; Hannah Wolf, Retail Banker; Kayla Ray, Retail Banker; Emilee Neal, Loan Assistant; and Cara Knight, Marketing Specialist.

The public is invited to visit the new branch to open accounts, speak to a loan officer, or receive assistance with any banking needs Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. A grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration for the location will be postponed until the spring to follow COVID-19 safety measures.