Oklahoma business briefs for Oct. 19
Oklahoma business briefs for Oct. 19.
Ex-office manager faces prison
A construction company's former office manager is facing up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to theft of federal funds. Jo Ann Steward, 50, embezzled property worth at least $5,000 between September 2007 and November 2009 while she worked as office manager for Reynolds Construction, according to an indictment. The company received more than $10,000 a year in benefits from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Department of Agriculture during that period. The Albany, OK, resident will be sentenced in a few months in federal court in Muskogee.
Bus line adds Dallas-OKC route
Greyhound has added a daily round trip route between Oklahoma City and Dallas on its Greyhound Express service, which gives travelers a quicker, nonstop way to travel by bus. The new route begins Oct. 31 and fares start at $1. Greyhound Express, which launched two years ago, operates modern, environmentally friendly buses that feature free Wi-Fi, power outlets, leather seats, reserved seating and extra legroom. Greyhound also serves Dallas to Oklahoma City on a traditional route, which stops in various cities along the way.
Arvest Bank halfway to goal
Arvest Bank is more than halfway to its goal of providing 1 million meals or more to those in need. The bank on Wednesday said it has provided 585,775 meals in its two-month, bankwide effort that kicked off last month. All Arvest branches have been participating in this initiative by collecting nonperishable food items and monetary donations. Through the 1 Million Meals initiative, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma will receive nonperishable food and monetary donations made to Arvest Bank branches in the Oklahoma City Metro area through Nov. 3. Oklahoma City area residents can drop off nonperishable food items or buy a 1 Million Meals paper plate for $1 at any of the 28 Arvest branches in the Oklahoma City area during the initiative. Participants also may call (866) 952-9523 to contribute. Every dollar raised through 1 Million Meals provides the equivalent of five meals for local, hungry families. For more information about 1 Million Meals, visit arvest.com/millionmeals.
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