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skateboarder hit retrieving board in street

A 14-year-old boy was injured Wednesday when he was struck by a car while retrieving his skateboard from the street. The boy, Benjamin Eshtamoa, was transported to Bayfront Medical Center with injuries that weren't life-threatening, according to Clearwater police. The incident occurred at 1:13 p.m. at 1352 Overlea Street. The driver, Jordan Thacker, 18, told detectives he tried to swerve to avoid hitting Eshtamoa, but the pedestrian tried to dodge the car in the same direction. Charges in the case are pending.

Humane Society needs volunteers

The Humane Society of Pinellas, 3040 State Road 590 in Clearwater, is looking for volunteers to assist with its adoption center, special events and to work with dogs. There are also limited opportunities for teen volunteers ages 16-18 to assist kennel staff. A volunteer introduction session is required and scheduled on the first Saturday of each month for adults and on the fourth Tuesday for teens. To sign up, call Bobbie at (727) 797-7722, ext. 237 or

e-mail [email protected]


Young Heroes deadline April 15

The deadline for nominating a student for Pinellas County schools' Young Heroes Award is April 15. The award seeks to recognize students who give of themselves through community service or inspire others with their deeds The winners will receive a $500 savings bond and attend an end-of-the-year luncheon in their honor. To nominate a deserving young person, go to to download and print the nomination form. For more information, call (727) 588-6122.


Heart disease seminar Saturday

Learn more about heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women, at the Heart to Heart Conference from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The event, organized by the Palm Harbor Junior Women's Club, will be at the Mease Countryside Hospital conference room on the first floor. There will be lectures, a question and answer session and healthy refreshments. Please RSVP to the club's secretary, Barbara Garavuso, at [email protected] or (813) 732-9194.

Pinellas deaths

Anderson, William H.

Archer, Frances

Calgi, David Eric

Carnegie, Carey D. Sr.

Donaldson, Franklin H.

Duckworth, Ann

Farkas, Kristine Elizabeth

Firman, Leslie A.

Freed, Theodore Alan

Hicks, Bernard D.

Lyons, Richard A.

Perkins, Kay E.

Sacco, Lawrence

Sheska, Eugene A.

Trueblood, Alberta Helena

Von Staden, John J. Jr.

Wanemaker, Frank J.

Weibel, Norman J.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

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