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Ormond Beach Observer Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 5 years ago

OUR TOWN: Sheriff Ben Johnson names employees of the quarter


Also: Cleo's Closet dedicates November ladies night event to local pet shelter; and, Thanksgiving's knocking on your door.


Sheriff names employees of third quarter

Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson named standout employees of the third quarter this month, one of which is an Ormond Beach residents.

Deputy of the Quarter Mike Webb was recognized for his work as a K-9 Unit instructor. He responded to an August armed robbery, in Ormond Beach, during which the suspects had crashed their vehicle and fled on foot. He led the pursuit until the suspects were in custody.

"You can be sure any time he arrives on scene you are getting the very best our agency has to offer," said fellow K-9 handler deputy Brett Whitson, in a letter nominating Webb.

Investigator of the Quarter Josh Mott, of the Major Case Crime Scene Unit, worked with Employee of the Quarter Amanda Jillisky, from Ormond Beach, to create the first ever "Death and Crime Scene Investigation Conference.”

"Few employees can maintain such a positive attitude, under such an ever-increasing workload,” said Lt. Paul Kammerer of the pair.

Telecommunicator of the Quarter Denesha Miller created a presentation to help officers use their radios.

Volunteer of the Quarter Pastor Mike Carroll serves as senior chaplain for the Sheriff's Office. He assists with death notifications, attends briefings and rides with deputies during patrols. He was instrumental in the success of a recent West Volusia Police Athletic League community safety event which distributed school supplies to more than 1,000 students.

Cleo’s Closet makes a push for pets

Jane Seaman, of Cleo’s Closet Consignment & Retail Boutique, at 600 S. Yonge St., will donate the proceeds from the store’s ladies night this month to Second Chance Rescue, in Flagler County.

Seaman will lead a $2-per-ticket drawing, in which the winner will get a portrait drawn of them, their child or their pet, by artist Robert Santana. Winners do not need to be present to win. The drawing will open for entries this week and extend through Nov. 22, the date of the ladies night event. RSVP requested.

In addition to offering door prizes, including two free wraps from My It Works Wraps, the store is also asking for blanket donations.

Call 492-7822.

Turkey Day is knocking at your door

Kim Zechnowitz snapped a shot of a turkey waiting on the stoop of a Northbrook home (below), as a way to remind readers that Thanksgiving is just around the corner.

"I'm calling this one, 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?' " she said.

Send your shots of life in Ormond Beach (photos of people, name included, always get priority) to [email protected].

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