First Federal Bancshares Gets $46.3 Million Bear State Investment by George Waldon Posted 5/3/2011 04:48 pm Updated 4 years ago First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas Inc. gets a $46.3 million infusion of new capital, with an investment by Bear State Financial Holdings LLC. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access stories older than 15 days. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.