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First State Community Bank presents Green Week 2009

First State Community Bank is helping to make Farmington more green by providing a variety of events during Green Week 2009.

“We’re excited to offer information and resources to our customers who are looking for ways to go green.” Bank President, Matt Sebastian, said.

To kick-off the event, the bank lobby was filled with an exciting item. This time it is an electric car from The Electric Car Company in Bonne Terre. The car arrived March 30 and stayed until Green Week was completed. 

The event featured Recycling Day April 20, when the bank provided information on the new Farmington recycling facility.

Tuesday was Carpool Day, where every employee was encouraged to hitch a ride with another coworker. FSCB hoped to cut the number of cars in the parking lot 50 percent.

Wednesday, customers who opened an Elements Green Banking account received a free eco-friendly gift.

Thursday of the same week, FSCB partnered with Farmington Parks and Recreation and the local FFA to clean up a problem area of the city.

Finally, on Friday the 24th, the bank honored local residents who are committed to going green. First was Jeffrey Ward, whose windmill and solar-powered home has been featured throughout local news. Secondly was Kevin Ball who recently switched to low VOC paints in his body shop. Lastly Ron LaPlant was awarded for bringing zero-emission electric cars to the Parkland with The Electric Car Company.

FSCB is a full-service financial institution, with a variety of loan and deposit products and services. The bank also owns First State Insurance Agency (FSIA), a full-service independent insurance agency. Investment and brokerage services are available through Conservative Financial Services, Inc. (CFS), a wholly owned subsidiary of First State Bancshares, Inc.

For information about FSCB, consumers should contact a local bank representative or log onto

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