Gold Banc has agreed to buy Farmers Bancshares, Oberlin, for $5.6 million in cash and stock.

The acquisition, the second for the fast-growing Gold Banc this year, would give the multibank holding company a firm grip on the deposit market in Decatur County, Farmers' primary market. The $55.6 million-asset Farmers, which operates two offices, has a 72% market share in the county.

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