The next time you renew your vehicle's registration, please be aware that the form's design has changed, and the size is also different. An example of the new form is pictured here.
If you receive federal benefits by check (including, but not limited to, Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, VA Compensation and Pension) and have not yet enrolled in the U.S. Treasury’s GoDirect program, you must do so by March 1, 2013.
GoDirect is an electronic delivery program for paying federal benefits and is said to streamline the payment process and reduce costs. Missing the deadline will very likely delay the receipt of your benefits after the March date.
If you have already signed up, there is nothing more for you to do. But if you have not yet enrolled, First Farmers State Bank will gladly help you complete the enrollment process. We do not wish to see anyone experience a delay in the receipt of their benefits.
The days of paper checks for federal benefits are numbered, and the Treasury will require all recipients to receive their benefits electronically via the GoDirect program. You can choose to have your monthly benefits paid to you via direct deposit into a bank account or to your own Direct Express® Debit MasterCard®.
If you prefer a bank account, information from your current benefit check will be required, and …
Joslyn Green (right), First Farmers Personal Banker in Delavan, presents a check to Charles Ostrom to benefit the ESDA.
Small things can make a difference.
Donations of food and money by customers and employees of First Farmers State Bank have helped local food pantries this past holiday season.
Each First Farmers bank location designated a food pantry to receive donations they collected, and items were accepted at the bank from mid-November until mid-December. Donations collected in Delavan were donated to the Emergency Services and Disaster Agency (ESDA). The Minier branch selected the Minier Food Pantry, and the Bloomington branch chose to donate to the Clare House Food Pantry in Bloomington.
The bank held two jeans day fundraisers in November and December and invited customers to participate if they wanted. Thank you to the kindness and generosity of the employees and customers who contributed money and food items to this worthy cause. Your kindness helped us help others!
The last growing season taught us all how important the need is for crop insurance, and First Farmers is pleased to again host a series of informational meetings.
Join us for one of three FREE events. All meetings begin at 8:00AM and will run approximately 60-90 minutes. A light breakfast is included.
FEBRUARY 1, 2013—DELAVAN
317 Locust St., Delavan IL
RSVP by January 28
FEBRUARY 8, 2013—MINIER
St. John's United Church of Christ
302 N. Maple Ave., Minier IL
RSVP by February 4
FEBRUARY 15, 2013—BLOOMINGTON
Parke Hotel and Conference Center
1413 Leslie Dr., Bloomington IL (enter thru the Conference Center)
RSVP by February 11
A representative from Diversified Services, Inc. will be on hand to discuss the challenges of 2012 and what that could mean for you in 2013.
CONTACT MATT OR JOE TODAY TO SIGN UP!
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