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Sunday, December 14, 2014

First State Bank praises Deanna Jones

Deanna Jones, First State Bank of the Florida Keys online banking representative, is the bank's Employee of the Quarter for her initiative, work ethic and positive attitude, officials said.

"Deanna was the perfect choice for this award because of her positive attitude and commitment to serving our customers," according Brian Stadler, First State Bank online banking officer/call center manager. "She is an inspiration to other employees and a proud steward of our vision evidenced by her dedication to our bank."

Jones was hired as a teller in 2010 at the Boulevard branch, a position she held until 2012, when she transferred to online banking representative.

A Key West native, Jones attended Key West High School and is working toward her Associate's degree through Florida Keys Community College.

Mariners honors volunteer Betty Kellers

Betty Kellers of Tavernier has been named the Mariners Hospital Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year. Rick Freeburg, Mariners' CEO, and George Geisler, Auxiliary president, presented the award to Kellers at the Auxiliary's December general membership meeting. Kellers received a gold pineapple pin with a diamond and two tickets to the hospital's Bougainvillea Ball.

Kellers has volunteered more than 2,700 hours since she joined the Auxiliary in 2005. In addition to serving as secretary and third vice president on the Auxiliary Board of Directors, Kellers has volunteered in numerous departments throughout the hospital.

Nominees must have been a member of the Auxiliary for at least four consecutive years and must have volunteered a minimum of 1,000 hours. More than 170 volunteers are members of the Mariners Hospital Auxiliary.

Olivia Parwana joins Marathon Veterinary

Dr. Olivia Parwana has joined the staff of the Marathon Veterinary Hospital. She received her bachelor's degree in Biology from the State University of New York and her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.

Parwana's special interests include general, internal and emergency/critical care medicine. She is available for patient care Monday through Saturday.