Man kills two pit bulls that attacked pets
A local man shot two pit bullterriers in self-defense on New Year's Eve, police said. The dogs were roaming the Marymont Park neighborhood, south of the Clearwater Airpark, when they attacked a poodle and a dachshund that were being walked by a couple and their two children on Gilbert Street, police said. Curtis John Moyer, a neighbor working in his carport, heard the commotion and tried to help the couple separate the dogs. Moyer, who has a concealed weapons permit, fatally shot the pit bulls when they turned on him, police said. No charges were filed. Clearwater police couldn't say Friday who owned the pit bulls, although neighbors said they escaped from a nearby back yard surrounded by a low chain-link fence.
Festivities begin for Epiphany
The Epiphany celebration kicks off tonight with the Divers Dance from 8:30 p.m. to midnight at St. Nicholas Spanos Pappas Community Center, 348 N Pinellas Ave., with Greek and American dance music and light appetizers. Admission is $10 per person at the door and proceeds benefit St. Nicholas Cathedral. For information call Johanna at (727) 756-1420.
Adult art class scholarships open
The Dunedin Fine Art Center is offering a limited number of scholarships for adult art classes. The next term starts Jan. 12 and the scholarships cover the cost of a six-week class. No proof of income is needed, but a statement of need is part of the one-page application. Information on classes is at www.dfac.org. For scholarship information, send an e-mail to Kelli Rule Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (727) 298-3322.
Dog book author to hold a signing
Sarah Wilson, the author of Dogology: What Your Relationship with Your Dog Reveals About You, will hold an animal behavior demonstration and book signing on Jan. 16 at the SPCA, 9099 130th Avenue N in Largo. For information, call (727) 586-3591, ext. 134.
Gant, Maj. James Henry Jr. (Ret.)
Marshall, Virginia F.
Nemanich, Mary Lou
This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.