E. Manatee GOP to hear from trio at June 12 meeting

June 2, 2014 

Incumbents to speak at E. Manatee GOP meeting

BRADENTON -- The East Manatee Republican Club will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 12, at the Peridia Golf and Country Club, Bradenton.

Guest speakers will be Chairwoman Julie Aranibar of the Manatee County School Board, school board member Karen Carpenter and state Rep. Greg Steube, Distrist 73. All have filed for re-election.

Lunch costs $16.

RSVP: 941-739-3813 or email longboatfl@aol.com.

SCF grad establishes Fire Chief Souders scholarship

BRADENTON -- State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota Spring 2014 Outstanding Baccalaureate Graduate Tim Hyden has established a scholarship through the SCF Foundation Inc. in memory of Mark Souders, former SCF associate in science in fire science technology program director and Bradenton fire chief.

Hyden, a training and safety officer for the East Manatee Fire Rescue District, donated $2,000, including $1,500 from his Outstanding Graduate Award winnings and $500 of his own money, to start the Fire Chief Mark Souders Memorial Scholarship, which will benefit SCF students.

A U.S. Air Force veteran and a Florida firefighter for 22 years, Hyden earned a bachelor's degree in Public Safety Administration from SCF this spring. He wanted to give back by helping provide scholarships for students with financial need while honoring Souders for his commitment to the fire service and SCF.

To contribute to the Fire Chief Mark Souders Memorial Scholarship, mail tax-deductible gifts to: Allison Nash, The State College of Florida Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 1849, Bradenton FL 34206.

Information: 941-752-5390.

-- Herald staff reports

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