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BATESVILLE – May 28, 2014 – Citizens Bank today released the first list of finalists for the “Celebrate America 2014” drawings in which the bank will give away a new car, an Intimidator UTV and a Bad Boy Mower on the Fourth of July in Riverside Park in Batesville. 

The initial drawing for finalists was held Tuesday at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce.  A review of the first week’s list required the removal of some ineligible entries, including employee relatives, minors, etc.  (Bank board members, employees and members of their immediate family are ineligible for the drawings.)  The first week’s finalists are:

  • Larry A. Shaw, Batesville
  • James D. Wallace, Batesville
  • Frank Gwin, Batesville
  • Jim Lovell, Newark
  • Mary A. Ray, Batesville
  • Mary R. Emerson, Batesville
  • Sonya C. Hamilton, Batesville
  • James Moore, Desha
  • Don Burrow, Thida
  • Jessica Garcia, Batesville
  • Norman E. Hardin, Pleasant Plains
  • Patrick J. Melton, Perryville
  • Alan Landers, Cave City
  • Colin L. Patterson, Batesville
  • Patrick Roberts, Batesville
  • David W. Ring, Batesville
  • Nancy S. Sherrell, Newark
  • Georageann B. Hicks, Batesville
  • Natalie A. Meinzer, Mount Pleasant
  • William B. Cossey, Newark
  • James H. Melton, Batesville
  • Chad Chester, Pocahontas
  • John R. Halfacre, Batesville
  • Tony E. Mathis, Batesville
  • Mary C. Woodsmall, Batesville
  • Teresa A. Young, Batesville
  • Thomas A. Brown, Floral
  • Clare Albert, Sulphur Rock
  • Chris Gay, Batesville
  • Russell E. Pfitzner, Batesville
  • Jordan N. Shane, Batesville
  • Dennis Barnett, Batesville
  • Kimberly J. Robinson, Doniphan, Mo.
  • Forrest C. Cox, Batesville
  • Doris Stephens, Pleasant Plains
  • Joseph M. Insell, Batesville
  • Ardith McAdams, Charlotte
  • John D. Wigginton, Cave City
  • Mellie M. Luster, Batesville
  • Wanda McDonald, Searcy
  • William E. Eversmeyer, Mtn. View
  • Sheila C. Morgan, Mountain View
  • Robert M. Harris III, Batesville
  • Don Fulbright, Batesville
  • Stephen T. Keister, Batesville
  • Lakyn E. Wrinkle, Mountain View
  • Jason Winspear, Pocahontas
  • Kristi Wild, Batesville
  • Michael L. Thomas, Floral


Citizens Bank will randomly select 50 finalists each week, and publicize the names in all but the last weekly drawing.  Entries not selected as finalists one week will remain in the database throughout the contest for possible selection in subsequent weekly drawings.  Ultimately, the names of 300 finalists will be in a drum for the live prize drawings on stage on July 4.  The lists of weekly finalists will be posted on the Citizens Bank website (www.thecitizensbank.net), the bank’s Facebook page and will be distributed to area news media.

No purchase is necessary to enter or win the contest.  Everyone can fill out and submit entries each day of the contest, with a limit of one entry per person per day.  Citizens Bank is automatically giving its account holders 10 entries in the contest for every personal account they have with the bank.  Official Contest Rules are available at Citizens Bank and on the website.

Contest entries will be accepted at Citizens Bank locations through the close of business on Monday, June 30, followed by the prize drawing on July 4.

About The Citizens Bank

Citizens Bank of Batesville was established in 1953 by a group of local businessmen who shared a vision of creating a bank that would be committed to serving the working people of Batesville and Independence County.  Today, Citizens Bank is Independence County’s largest financial institution by market share, and has expanded its service area to include Lawrence, Randolph, Sharp and Stone counties.  The bank operates 10 fully staffed financial centers in Batesville, Cave City, Imboden, Mountain View and Pleasant Plains.

2014 - Celebrate America Contest

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