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Kelly Lanford named top Manatee Deputy for October

Deputy Kelly Lanford named Deputy of the Month for October by the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
Deputy Kelly Lanford named Deputy of the Month for October by the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

Lanford top Manatee deputy for October

MANATEE -- Kelly Lanford has been named Deputy of the Month for October by the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

On April 23, Lanford pulled up on a traffic crash at the intersection of U.S. 301 and U.S. 41 in Palmetto, where one car's engine was on fire.

Lanford helped get the driver out of the burning vehicle to a safe location, holding C-spine on the man, keeping him alert and asking questions to determine his injuries until emergency medical personnel took him to the hospital.

English named top Manatee employee for month

MANATEE -- Mike English as been named Employee of the Month for October by the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

English is the sole technician assigned to the automotive repair facility at the Central jail.

He provides outstanding customer service with technical knowledge and mechanic certifications, according to a press report.

In the three months since the facility opened, English has significantly raised the level of safety and operational readiness of all vehicles assigned and built rapport with employees.

SCF faculty recital will feature soprano Lopez

BRADENTON -- Soprano Martha Lopez, State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, faculty member, accompanied by pianist Lurray Myers, will present an art song recital at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, in Neel Performing Arts Center at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W.

The program, "Exsultate, Jubilate," centers around the performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's famous motet by the same title, which means "Rejoice, Be Glad." Lopez also will perform works by George Frideric Händel, Gabriel Fauré, Joaquin Rodrigo, Charles Gounod and William Bolcom.

Lopez has performed with the Sarasota Pops Orchestra, the North Port Symphony and the St. Petersburg Opera. She earned a bachelor's degree from Stetson University and a master's degree from the University of South Florida.

Myers, staff accompanist for the SCF Music Department, earned her master's degree in music from the University of Southern California. She has worked with the Sarasota Opera, Gloria Musicae and the Gulf Coast Men's Chorus, and is an organist for Saints Peter and Paul the Apostles Catholic Church in Bradenton.

General admission is $8; tickets are $4 for students and SCF employees.

Information: Call 941-752-5252 or email boxoffice@scf.edu.

Memoir highlights guidance in Brandon author's life

BRANDON -- Author David Alderman's new book, "He Leads Me," shares how God can use anybody, regardless of circumstances, to reach people for his kingdom.

The author relates how God uses him despite his cerebral palsy.

He will show you how God took him from a very sickly child to a married man, starting his own career.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available at tatepublishing.com/bookstore, barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com.

Alderman has had a ministry of more than 25 years and lives with his wife, Julia, and their three cats in Brandon, where he works as a webmaster for ChemTel Inc. in downtown Tampa.

Information: Call 405-458-5642 or e-mail michelle@keymgc.com.

-- Herald staff reports

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