First Security Buys Beardsley Public Finance by Lance Turner and Gwen Moritz Posted 9/14/2004 12:26 pm Updated 5 years ago First Security Bancorp of Searcy said Tuesday that it has acquired Beardsley Public Finance Inc., an investment banking firm that works as financial advisors for public schools. 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.