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Briefs: Reclaimed water users asked to limit irrigation


Reclaimed water users asked to limit irrigation

Pinellas County officials ask reclaimed water users in Palm Harbor, Crystal Beach, Ozona and parts of East Lake to immediately limit irrigation of lawns and landscaping. Due to dry conditions, there has been a dramatic increase in reclaimed water use and the county's system is being stressed beyond its limit. If reclaimed water use is not reduced voluntarily, water use will be controlled by zone. For information, call (727) 464-4000 or visit


Adopt a cat, check blood pressure

The SPCA Tampa Bay says owning a cat can be good for your health and is offering free blood pressure screenings from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday during its cat adoption event, which lasts until 5 p.m. A recent University of Minnesota study found that people who had never owned a cat were at higher risk of dying of a heart attack. Saturday's event will feature cat behavior demonstrations from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and a cat health seminar from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Adoptions of cats 6 months and older are $15. Kittens are $35. The fee includes vaccinations, spaying or neutering, microchip for identification and a free Cat Talk class. The SPCA is at 9099 130th Ave. N, just south of Ulmerton Road off Starkey Road. Call (727) 586-3591 or visit


Kids can get dirty at History Camp

If your kids enjoy digging in the yard for bones and other "artifacts," then they will want to sign up for the History Camp from June 24 to 27 at the Dunedin Historical Museum, 349 Main St. The camp will perform its own archeological dig and show how museums keep track of artifacts. Camp hours will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. The $75 fee includes a one-year membership in the museum's Pioneer Club. A discount is available for current club members. Campers should bring a bag lunch and sunscreen, and wear closed toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Call the museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at (727) 736-1176.


Seniors, learn to avoid exploitation

A free forum to help seniors be more aware of fraud and exploitation tactics is planned for 2 p.m. Monday at Countryside Library, 2741 State Road 580. Speakers will include Carol Conry, a retired NYPD law enforcement officer who is now with the Florida Attorney General's Office; U.S. Postal Inspector Lee Edwards; Anna Huddleston Aycock, an investigator for Pinellas County's Justice and Consumer Services; and Slade V. Dukes of the Stetson University College of Law Center for Excellence in Elder Law. Call Rita Bott at (727) 570-9696, ext. 279.

Pinellas deaths

Brady, Olive R.

Johnston, Erik Thomas

Lanni, Leonard N.

McClafferty, Charles "Charlie"

Porter, Barbara A.

Schwartz, Monroe P.

Wilson, Lucille

White, Thomas Arthur

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

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