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Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc.
Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Dec. 17, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:GFED), the holding company for Guaranty Bank, today announced a quarterly dividend of $0.16 per share on 2,817,925 shares of its common stock to be paid on January 21, 2005, to stockholders of record on January 7, 2005.
Care Choices HMO Earns Excellent Accreditation from NCQA
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Dec. 17, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Care Choices HMO has again received the highest level of accreditation, "Excellent," from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. The rating comes following a rigorous survey of Care Choices by NCQA's team of trained health care experts. Care Choices has held an Excellent rating since the year 2000.
New Jersey Mining Company
New Jersey Mining Company to Proceed with Mining Operation at Golden Chest Mine
KELLOGG, Idaho, Dec. 17, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- New Jersey Mining Company (OTCBB:NJMC) announces that its Board of Directors has decided to exercise the Option to Lease the Golden Chest mine near Murray, Idaho. The Company has exploration agreements with Metaline Contact Mines and Prichard Creek Resource Partners LLC covering the Golden Chest mine and surrounding area. Options to enter 15 year mining leases are being exercised for both agreements. New Jersey will issue 130,000 shares of restricted common stock upon the signing of the leases.
Elves & More
Elves & More: Volunteers to Assemble 20,000 Bikes, 5,000 Treasure Boxes for Needy Kids
HOUSTON, Dec. 17, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Beginning at 8:00 AM on Saturday, December 18th in Reliant Halls A and B in Reliant Park, 8400 Kirby Drive, (77054) ELVES & MORE founder, David L. Moore, expects nearly 1,000 volunteers to build 20,000 brand new bicycles and wrap 5,000 Treasure Boxes containing over 30,000 gifts. All will be delivered on Christmas Eve to 25,000 underprivileged children in over 40 Houston-area neighborhoods (Conroe to Galveston and from Pasadena to Katy and points in between).
SCAN USA: Local Police Department Demonstrates New Community Alert System
BELL GARDENS, Calif., Dec. 17, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Secure Cops Alert Network, or "SCAN," and SBC Communications today launched the nation's first-designed neighborhood alert system that allows local police, fire and other health and safety departments to broadcast emergency information directly to the computers, mobile phones, pagers and PDAs of their neighborhood and local residents when an emergency or security threat is detected in the user's area. The alert system is being deployed first in California and is free of charge to all public safety agencies.