Hospice honors top employees of the quarter

Published: Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 10:59 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 10:59 p.m.

Hospice of Citrus County/Hospice of the Nature Coast recently recognized exceptional employees.

Employees of the Quarter were Roxana Ramos, home aide with the Citrus facilities team; Ginny Allen, registered nurse with the Alachua team; Robert DeSantis, chaplain for the Suwannee team; and Patricia Barufaldi, team assistant with the Putnam team.

Karen Izzo, team assistant with the West Citrus home team, was recognized for 20 years of service.

Jonathan Beard, grief services manager for Citrus County, Christy D’Amico, contract staff records manager; Tina Yanke, registered nurse case manager with the West Citrus home team; and Herry’s Kids-Pediatric Services, were recognized for 10 years of service.

Carol Wolfe, Barbara Whitehead, Beverly Weaver, Kristi Shank, Susan Schwalm, Maryrose Reynolds, Roxana Ramos, Bonnie Presnell, Julia Porter, Annette Peri, Deborah Osteen, Andrea Musto, Patricia Macewen-Lawrence, Janet Keller, Gail Howard, Margaret Hellmuth, Traci Greene, Edgar Gervais, Pamelia Ferguson, Amanda Davis, Julianne Corbit, Debra Buchanan, Pamela Bruscia and Margaret Beacom were recognized for five years of service.

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Williston Elementary School students in third and fifth grades donated toys for infants at Shands Children’s Hospital and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

The winners of the fifth grade spelling bee at Williston Elementary School were: Katlynn Karwan, first place; Samuel White, second place; and Michaela Warren, third place.

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Gainesville resident Taylor Kaiser was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Anderson University in Anderson, Ind. Kaiser maintained a 3.5 grade-point average or higher for the semester.

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Alexander J. “AJ” Everitt, a member of Troop 611 at Oak Hall School, recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest honor attainable in the Boy Scouts of America.

He is a sophomore in the Academy of Finance at Buchholz High School, and the son of Trish Everitt, of Gainesville, and of Patrick McGeehan, of Miami.

To achieve the Eagle Scout rank, he earned more than 21 merit badges, demonstrated outdoor skills, performed service in the community and to others, and planned, managed and executed a service project. His project consisted of constructing protectors for industrial fans used to keep cool the wild cats at the Eye of the Eagle Wildlife Sanctuary in Jonesville.

At Buchholz, Everitt is an officer in Key Club, Region 2 vice president state officer in Florida Future Business Leaders of America and an avid soccer player.

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