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Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies

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The companies listed in this notice have applied to the Board for approval, pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1841 et seq.) (BHC Act), Regulation Y (12 CFR part 225), and all other applicable statutes and regulations to become a bank holding company and/or to acquire the assets or the ownership of, control of, or the power to vote shares of a bank or bank holding company and all of the banks and nonbanking companies owned by the bank holding company, including the companies listed below.

The applications listed below, as well as other related filings required by the Board, are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The application also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the standards enumerated in the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)). If the proposal also involves the acquisition of a nonbanking company, the review also includes whether the acquisition of the nonbanking company complies with the standards in section 4 of the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1843). Unless otherwise noted, nonbanking activities will be conducted throughout the United States. Additional information on all bank holding companies may be obtained from the National Information Center website at www.ffiec.gov/​nic/​.

Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding each of these applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than July 22, 2002.

A. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Randall C. Sumner, Vice President) 411 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63166-2034:

1. First Delta Bankshares, Inc., Blytheville, Arkansas; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Bank of Trumann, Trumann, Arkansas.

2. Mid-Missouri Bancshares, Inc., Springfield, Missouri; to acquire 22.25 percent of the voting shares of Central States Bancshares, Inc., Springfield, Missouri, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Webb City Bank, Webb City, Missouri.

3. Tri-County Bancshares, Inc., Beecher City, Illinois; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of First State Bank of Beecher City, Beecher City, Illinois.

B. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Susan Zubradt, Assistant Vice President) 925 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64198-0001:

1. Nebraska Bankshares, Inc., Farnam, Nebraska; to retain 12.7 percent and to acquire an additional .3 percent , for a total of 13 percent of the voting shares of Stockmens Financial Corporation, Rapid City, South Dakota, and thereby indirectly acquire additional voting shares of Security First Bank, Sidney, Nebraska; BW Holdings, Inc., Castle Rock, Colorado; and BankWest, Castle Rock, Colorado.

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 21, 2002.

Robert deV. Frierson,

Deputy Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc. 02-16212 Filed 6-26-02; 8:45 am]

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