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Heart of the Community Awards

Oklahoma banks have solidified their place at “The Heart of our Community,” but you don't do it alone. Each of you know individuals who diligently strive to improve their communities – your community. The OBA's “Heart of the Community Award” program was approved by the board of directors in 2008 to recognize and honor those people and to thank them publicly for their efforts.

We need your bank's help to identify someone in your community who has made a difference in the lives of your fellow citizens and to your community. There is no direct cost to the participating banks; all we're asking of you is to identify someone in your area that is deserving of this recognition

 

 

We thank you for helping us find
the Heart of your community!

 

Award Winners:
 

Pat Paris - Nominated by Myrtle Prather of RCB Bank in Claremore for her dedication to volunteering at the local elementary school.  Click here for News Release and picture of the presentation.

Olvis Edwards - Nominated by Susan Tarp of First American Bank in Purcell for his hard work and commitment to make his town of Lexington a better place to live. Click here for the News Release and pictures.

John R. Williams - Nominated by Lu Ann Milligan of First American Bank in Maysville for promoting civic pride through his relationships with town government, service organizations and the Chamber of Commerce. Click here for News Release and pictures.

Sigma Gamma Rho - Nominated by Tom Felder at American State Bank in Tulsa for their dedication and commitment to financial literacy and education. Click here for News Release and pictures from the presenation.

Dexter Pruitt - Nominated by Letha Wood of First United Bank in Ada for his lifelong dedication to his Ada community. Everything he does is for the betterment of his town and the people. Click here for the News Release and pictures.

Carolyn Estes - Nominated by Debi Hoffman of Lakeside State Bank in Oologah for Carolyn's commitment and passion for staying involved and organizing event after event for the town of Oologah. Click here for News Release and picture.

John Hale - Nominated by James Taliaferro of Community Bank of the Arbuckles in Davis. John is a true asset to his community as he has been a volunteer fireman for over 24 years and is involved in almost every possible organization in Davis. Click here for News Release and picture.

Dr. Chip Cooper - Nominated by Kell Kelly of SpiritBank in Bristow. Dr. Cooper has worked tirelessly to make his community a better place to live.  Click here for News Release and picture.