Photo of Gene Miles, President and CEO of First Farmers Bank & Trust

Converse, IN - In response to the recently passed legislation affecting corporate tax, Gene Miles, President, and CEO of First Farmers Bank & Trust recently announced a new corporate wage and community support program that commits to four points of emphasis.

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A special weekend of events will take place to celebrate National Alpaca Farm Days at the local Circus City Alpaca Farm here in Peru. Andy Hammersley is the owner of Circus City Alpacas located at 2642 W. 200 N. in Peru. The family has owned and raised horses for over 60 years and while they still have horses, they became interested in the alpacas as a retirement business. They have had Alpacas on their farm since 2005.

“We started with three young females and now have a whole herd” said Hammersley. “We can’t live without animals to care for and enjoy.”

“More Than A River Divides It” book cover

A local Peru author has released his very first fictional book titled “More Than A River Divides It”, a mystery which takes place right here in Peru.

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Bush Brothers & Company is voluntarily recalling certain 28 ounce cans of Brown Sugar Hickory Baked Beans, Country Style Baked Beans and Original Baked Beans because cans may have defective side seams. These side seam defects may affect can integrity and may cause the cans to leak or allow for harmful bacteria to grow inside the product. Bush Brothers found the issue as part of their quality control inspections.

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INDIANAPOLIS (July 21, 2017) – Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 3.0 percent for June and remains lower than the national rate of 4.4 percent. The unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people as a percentage of the labor force. Indiana’s labor force decreased by 2,427 over the previous month with a 4,088 increase in employment and a 6,515 decrease in unemployment. Indiana's total labor force continues to stand at more than 3.33 million, and the state’s 64.4 percent labor force participation rate remains above the national rate of 62.8 percent.