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Winter Weather Alert
March 4, 2015


Due to inclimate weather, several Great Southern banking centers are closing at 3 p.m. today. See below for the complete list.

Branson, Mo. - All locations
Forsyth, Mo.
Kimberling City, Mo.

The following banking centers will close at 5 p.m.:

Fredericktown, Mo.
Pilot Knob, Mo.
Thayer, Mo.
West Plains, Mo.

We'll keep this list updated as the day continues. 

Great Southern Bank recognizes Andrea Brady as 2014 Bill and Ann Turner Distinguished Community Service Award Recipient 

February 24, 2015


Brady selects The Victim Center to receive $1,500 donation from Company

Great Southern Bank recognizes Andrea Brady, Springfield Regional Manager, as the recipient of the inaugural Bill and Ann Turner Distinguished Community Service Award. This annual award, developed by the company’s associate-led Community Matters team, emphasizes the importance placed on volunteerism at Great Southern Bank by honoring one outstanding associate who demonstrates excellence in volunteer service to their community. 

In appreciation of Brady’s outstanding commitment to her community, Great Southern Bank donated $1,500 on her behalf to The Victim Center, a local nonprofit organization that provides counseling and crisis services, and advocacy to men, women, and children within Southwest Missouri who have been victims of violent or sexual crimes, free-of-charge. The agency also provides prevention education programs to schools and business/community groups. More information about The Victim Center can be found by clicking the link below.

The Victim Center

Brady’s actions in her community reflect the true spirit of the Company’s Community Matters program, which focuses on strengthening its communities by leading, doing, giving and teaching. Her ability to engage those around her to respond to important community issues is part of what makes her so deserving of this award. Andrea is truly a leader within her community and she leads by example when it comes to her community involvement. She is a driven individual who is willing to do anything for anyone, regardless of their circumstances or stature. It is this quality that impressed the external panel of judges the most and made them feel she was most deserving of this award.

Great Southern Bank Chairman, Bill Turner and his wife, Ann Turner, have been instrumental in creating a community minded culture since joining the Company in 1974. Great Southern Bank’s associate-led Community Matters team created this award to ensure the Turners’ community mindset and the importance the Company places on helping its neighbors continues to be a fundamental part of the culture at Great Southern Bank.


Tips to Help Minimize Mail and Check Theft
February 4, 2015


The theft of mail from residential mailboxes is an ongoing, prevalent problem. It is a means employed by fraudsters to steal checks, which are then “washed” for purposes in order to eradicate the name of the original payee and/or amount, altered, and then presented to be cashed. This problem can be reduced or minimized if the following measures are practiced when mailing bills or picking up inbound mail: 

  • DO NOT leave outgoing mail in your unlocked mailbox 
  • DO deposit mail in a USPS blue collection box, or inside at your local post office 
  • DO promptly pick up your incoming mail once it is delivered to your mailbox
  • CONSIDER purchasing a locked mailbox or convert your unlocked box to the lockable type (NOTE: Your mail carrier cannot pick up mail from this type of unit)
  • CONSIDER renting a Post Office Box at your local USPS facility for a small fee
  • CONSIDER having regular income checks deposited electronically into your bank account via Direct Deposit
  • CONSIDER paperless options for your bills and financial statements
  • KNOW your billing and statement cycles. Contact the company’s Customer Service department if you stop receiving your regular bill or statement

If you feel you’ve been the victim of check theft, contact our Customer Service department immediately at 800-749-7113.