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First State Bank announces changes in county

The executive team at First State Bank is pleased to announce that Bethany Pistole has been named the Banking Center Manager of the Winchester and the Seaman Banking Center locations. Bethany has been managing the Winchester location for the last two years and now will divide her time between both banking centers. Pistole has been an employee of First State Bank for the last ten years and is a lifelong Adams County resident.

Justin Schmitz will be joining the First State Bank team as Office Manager in Seaman. A resident of Seaman, Schmitz brings nine years of banking experience to his role. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching North Adams High School football, hunting, fishing, farming and spending time with his wife and two young children.

In other news, Amy Howard and Whittnie Edingfield will both be moving from the Seaman location to the West Union location. Howard will continue to act as Banking Center Manager and Edingfield as the Office Manager. Howard, a resident of Cherry Fork, has been with First State Bank for 27 years and served the Seaman community for the last five years. Edingfield, a Seaman resident, has been with First State Bank for 12 years and has worked at the Winchester, Georgetown and Seaman banking center locations.

“We are really excited about Justin joining our team”, said Mike Pell, President and CEO of First State Bank. “We have a great team in place and they are really looking forward to serving the community in their new roles,” said Pell.

First State Bank offers customers a full range of products including traditional, personal, commercial and agricultural loan and deposit solutions. Additionally, First State Bank customers have the option of convenient online and mobile banking. FSB Mobile App users also now have the option of mobile check deposit, so checks can be deposited anywhere, anytime.

Dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and high value products while enhancing

shareholder value, First State Bank has been a trusted and respected community institution since 1884. With locations in Adams, Brown, Highland and Fayette Counties and one coming soon to Clinton County, all banking center operations and management are locally controlled. To learn more about First State Bank, visit www.fsb4me.com.

Bethany Pistole
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Justin Schmitz
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