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December 08, 2003

Three named to hospital board

Greg Caudill, Dena Demaree and David Williams have been named to the board of directors of Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Caudill is president and CEO of Farmers National Bank in Danville, where he has been employed for the last 22 years. He has held that position since December 2002 and previously was senior vice president and head of lending.

Caudill is a member of the board of directors of the Boyle County Industrial Foundation and Heart of Kentucky United Way. He also is treasurer of Boyle County Dollars for Scholars and the Great American Brass Band Festival and is a member of the Wilderness Trace Community Foundation. He is an elder at the Presbyterian Church of Danville.


Caudill and his wife, Melissa, have three children: Claire, Bruce and Rob, all of whom are enrolled in Danville schools.

Demaree is a Boyle County resident who is an assistant professor in the Department of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. She has held that position the last 26 years.

Demaree also serves as chair of the board for Heritage Hospice and is a member of the American Nursing Association, the Kentucky Nursing Association and Sigma Theta Tau International, an honor society for nurses. She also is an active member of Centenary United Methodist Church.

She and her husband, David, have two children - Meredith D. Lee, who lives in Atlanta, and Matthew, who lives in Portland, Ore. - and two granddaughters.

Williams has lived in Boyle County for 25 years and is president of Burkmann Industries. He is a member of the board of directors for United Way and treasurer of the Kentucky Cattlemen's Association. He previously served on the boards for the Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce and the 4-H Council and as a director of the Kentucky Feed and Grain Association. He also is an active member of Perryville Baptist Church.

Williams and his wife, Betty-Gayle, have two children - Brent, who lives in Elizabethtown and manages a division of the company in Campbellsville, and Stacie Williams Herron, who is a speech/language pathologist at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center - and a 2-year-old grandson, Brandon Burkes Williams.

New physician joins staff at

North Garrard Family Medical Center

Dr. Sergiu Surdulescu, who specializes in internal medicine, has joined the medical staff at North Garrard Family Medical Center, a service of Ephraim McDowell Health.

Surdulescu is a native of Romania and graduated from the "Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania in 1995. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Cincinnati in June 2002. He joined the Lancaster practice of Dr. Nicholas Martin upon completing his residency.

Surdulescu is on the medical staff at Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford.

He and his wife, Maria-Cristina, live in Lancaster with their daughter, Andra, who is almost 2.

Texas Eastern employees retire

Texas Eastern Pipeline employees Gary "King" Estes and Max Miracle will retire Jan. 1.

Estes is a station operator and will retire with 34 years of service. Miracle is a welder and will retire with 33 years of service.

Hale joins Homeland Equipment

Mike Hale has joined Homeland Equipment on the Danville Bypass as service manager.

Hale has more than 10 years of experience servicing all types of equipment, including Kubota and Ford New Holland.

Homeland Equipment will service all of the equipment it sells including Kioti and Branson tractors, Hustler Zero Turn Mowers and Thomas Skid Steer Loaders with Kubota Diesel Engines, as well as other makes of equipment.

Wilders purchase Flower Basket in Perryville

Mike and Jonell Wilder have purchased The Flower Basket LLC, 305 E. Second St., in Perryville.

The Wilders also own Wilder Funeral Home.

The full-service florist offers wedding planning and all types of floral arrangements with free delivery in Perryville, Danville and Harrodsburg.

Mary Ann Wilder is manager of the business. Jonell Wilder and Sonja Cash also work there.

The Wilders purchased the business from Teresa Engle. The business has been in Perryville since 1981 when Beth Robbins established it.

Northpoint announces promotions, transfers

Northpoint Training Center has announced the promotion or transfer of six employees.

Eva Cochran of Danville was promoted to offender information specialist I. Cochran began her employment as a correctional officer in 2002.

Don Jackson of Hustonville was promoted to correctional captain. Jackson began his employment as a correctional officer in 1985, and was promoted to correctional sergeant in 1991. In 1992, he was promoted to correctional lieutenant.

Michael O'Donnell of Burnside was promoted to the position of correctional lieutenant. He began his employment as a correctional officer in 1994, and was promoted to correctional sergeant in 2001.

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