Author publishes second novel
Author David J. Kirk, Logansport, is in the process of launching his second novel, "Cornerstones," published by Martin Sisters Publishing LLC.
While his first novel dealt with coming of age through the teen years, Cornerstones is a metaphorical journey to discover identity through the eyes of a young adult.
Kirk, now retired, plans to continue writing. He finished his third novel, "In the Big Flood," and is also working on a novella, "The Signature of Susan Smith."
More information about Kirk and his upcoming works is available at www.djkirk.net.
Heating tech earns green certification
Gary Smith of G. L. Smith A/C and Heating Co. successfully completed the Environmental Protection Agency's Green mechanical certification exam.
The certification is required by the EPA for any heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electrical and plumbing contractors or employees working in an EPA Green certified building.
Smith is also planning to pursue additional studies, either in solar and wind power or in an engineering and technology program in China.
First Farmers Financial declares dividend
CONVERSE — First Farmers Financial Corp., the parent company of First Farmers Bank & Trust Co., announced a quarterly cash dividend for the first quarter of 2014 of $0.23 per share, payable on April 15 to shareholders of record as of March 31.
This quarterly dividend represents a 24.3 percent increase over the quarterly dividend declared in March 2013.
First Farmers Financial Corp is a $1.2 billion financial holding company headquartered in Converse. First Farmers Bank & Trust has 25 offices including ones in Cass County.
MCF promotes two
BUNKER HILL — Miami Correctional Facility promoted two staff to lieutenant recently.
Craig Stoll began his career in the Indiana Department of Correction in May 1999 at Plainfield Correctional Facility as a correctional officer. After another position, he was hired in 2010 as a correctional officer at MCF promoting to sergeant in May 2011.