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Let There Be Light -- Picture Book Reveals the Divine in Ordinary Illuminated Things
APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz., Oct. 21, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Few are chosen to become channels of God's truths on earth. And for those who are chosen, the revelations are often strange, inexplicable and not easily understood. John O. Winston, Jr.'s experience involved near-death and daytime visions. He captures these extraordinary signs from the divine dimension in this pictographic sequel, Who Comes First? - Photo Edition II.
A Collection of Life's Varied Moments -- New Book Features a Compilation of Short Stories, Essays and Poetries About the Things a Person Must Face in His Life
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Laugh, sympathize, fall in love, release you anger, and feel all the possible emotions in another insightful masterpiece by the clever contemporary writer, Helen Lewison, I'm a Noodle, You're a Noodle Will You Marry Me.
Fallbrook Art Center
Fallbrook Art Center Tackles the Art of War in 'Decades of Conflict'
FALLBROOK, Calif., Oct. 21, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Fallbrook Art Center sits in the middle of Fallbrook, Calif., not far from the Marine Corp's largest base on the West Coast and about 30 miles north of San Diego Harbor where some of the nation's most potent aircraft carriers are berthed.
Renasant Corporation Announces 2008 Third Quarter Earnings Results
TUPELO, Miss., Oct. 21, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Renasant Corporation (Nasdaq:RNST) (the "Company") today announced its earnings results for the third quarter of 2008. Net income for the third quarter of 2008 was $7,558,000 as compared to $8,297,000 for the third quarter of 2007. Basic and diluted earnings per share were $0.36 for the third quarter of 2008 compared to basic and diluted earnings per share of $0.39 for the third quarter of 2007.
DARA BioSciences, Inc.
DARA BioSciences Raises $2,255,000 Through the Sale of Common Stock and Warrants
RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 21, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DARA Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:DARA), a development-stage pharmaceutical company focused on compounds designed to address diabetes, neuropathic pain and psoriasis markets, announced today that it has entered into a securities purchase agreement with certain investors providing for the sale to these investors of 2,255,000 units at a price of $1.00 per unit. Each unit consists of one share of common stock, a Class A warrant and a Class B warrant. The Class A warrant is exercisable six-months after issuance, and enables the holder to purchase one share of common stock for each unit purchased at an exercise price of $1.30 per share. The Class B warrant is exercisable 12 months after closing, and enables the holder to purchase one share of common stock for each two units purchased at an exercise price of $2.25 per share.
MBT Financial Corp.
MBT Financial Corp. Announces Third Quarter 2008 Earnings
MONROE, Mich., Oct. 21, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MBT Financial Corp., (Nasdaq:MBTF), the parent company of Monroe Bank & Trust, reported third quarter 2008 net income of $324,000, or $0.02 per diluted share, compared to the $3.2 million, or $0.20 per diluted share earned in the third quarter of 2007. Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2008 was $4.7 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, compared to $10.4 million, or $0.63 per diluted share in the nine months of 2007.
Hancock Holding Company
Hancock Holding Company Announces Earnings for Third Quarter 2008
GULFPORT, Miss., Oct. 21, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hancock Holding Company (Nasdaq:HBHC) today announced net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2008. Hancock's third quarter 2008 net income was $16.0 million, a decrease of $1.7 million, or 9.8 percent, from the third quarter of 2007. Diluted earnings per share for the third quarter of 2008 were $0.50, a decrease of $0.05 from the same quarter a year ago.
Home BancShares, Inc.
Home BancShares, Inc. Announces a 55 Percent Increase in Fourth Quarter Cash Dividend
CONWAY, Ark., Oct. 21, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Home BancShares, Inc.'s (Nasdaq:HOMB) Board of Directors declared a regular $0.065 per share quarterly cash dividend payable December 3, 2008, to shareholders of record November 12, 2008. This cash dividend represents a $0.023 per share or 55% increase over the stock dividend adjusted $0.042 per share paid during the fourth quarter of the previous year.