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Jul 31, 2012

Community Trust Bank, Ole Miss Partner to Recognize Community Heroes

One Community Hero Honored at Each Ole Miss Home Football Game for Heroic Acts

OXFORD, Miss. — Ordinary people do extraordinary things every day and many believe those stories should be heard. That’s why Community Trust Bank teamed up with Ole Miss to recognize a local hero at each home game during the 2012-13 football season.

The Community Hero of the Week award gives the community an opportunity to nominate and recognize local heroes for their acts of selflessness or courage that had a profound impact on others making the community a better, safer place. To nominate a hero for the award, go to

People are invited to share the story of their nominee, describing why their hero deserves a night in the spotlight. Each winner will be welcomed on-field by officials from Ole Miss and Community Trust Bank where they’ll be recognized for their actions and receive a commemorative football.

“Ole Miss truly appreciates the support from Community Trust Bank in honoring these local heroes,” said Ole Miss Athletics Director Ross Bjork. “Our community means so much to Ole Miss, and we relish any chance to show how everyone can do their part to impact the greater good.”

“It’s important to take the time to recognize people in the community who go about their daily lives acting is such an extraordinary way,” said Larry Ratzlaff, Regional President, Community Trust Bank. “These individuals set an example for the rest of the community, and that’s something you just can’t help but honor. We are excited to have the opportunity to partner with Ole Miss to recognize these heroes during this season’s thrilling home football games.”

Community Heroes will be announced during the following games at the Vaught-Hemingway Stadium:
09/01 – Ole Miss vs. Central Arkansas
09/08 – Ole Miss vs. UTEP
09/15 – Ole Miss vs. Texas
10/06 – Ole Miss vs. Texas A&M
10/13 – Ole Miss vs. Auburn
11/10 – Ole Miss vs. Vanderbilt
11/24 – Ole Miss vs. Mississippi State

About Community Trust Bank

Community Trust Bank, a century old, Louisiana-chartered bank, provides a wide range of traditional banking services with 31 banking centers throughout north Louisiana, north Texas, and north and central Mississippi. Community Trust Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Community Trust Financial Corporation, a financial holding company with assets over $2.5billion. Community Trust Financial Corporation’s common stock is not listed on any exchange and is traded through individually negotiated transactions. To learn more, visit Community Trust’s website at