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Woman accused of beating up her 66-year-old mother in Clearwater


Daughter, 39, accused of beating up mom

A 39-year-old Clearwater woman assaulted her 66-year-old mother, officials say. Sarah Lister has lived with her mother at 2453 Brazilla Drive for more than a year, according to a Pinellas County Sheriff's Office arrest report. About 4 p.m. Wednesday, Lister was intoxicated and turned on an empty microwave, the report said. An argument over the microwave ensued and Lister kicked and punched her mother in the groin and stomach. Her mother, who was not identified, fled to a nearby apartment and called 911, the report said. Lister was arrested on charges related to aggravated battery on an elderly person. She is in the Pinellas County Jail. Her mother was treated on the scene by paramedics with Clearwater Fire & Rescue.

Women's Club sets fashion show

Tickets are on sale for the Clearwater Women's Club's annual High Tea and Fashion Show. It will be at 11 a.m. Feb. 20 at Belleair Country Club, 1 Country Club Lane, Clearwater. The program includes lunch, the show and door prizes. The cost is $30 in advance; $40 at the door. Call Tammy Harkins (727) 710-6116 or Marilyn Collins (727) 475-8960.

Have a question? Text a librarian

The Clearwater Public Library System has a new service, "Text a Librarian.'' Patrons can use their cell phones to text questions. A librarian will text back an answer. Send text messages to 66746 and begin the message with the code cpls. For information, call (727) 562-4970 or visit


City giving away trees to residents

To commemorate Arbor Day and its designation as a Tree City USA community, Safety Harbor will give away free red cedar, allee elm, red maple, blanchard magnolia and river birch trees. The giveaway begins at 10 a.m. today at the gazebo on Main Street. This is the 22nd time Safety Harbor has received the designation by the Arbor Day Foundation. "I can't think of a better way to celebrate 22 years of dedication to Safety Harbor's urban forest than to give away trees to our residents," Mayor Andy Steingold said. For more information, contact city spokesman Brad Purdy at (727) 724-1555, ext. 404.

Palm Harbor

Get tips on college, financial aid

The program "College Entrance and Admissions 101'' for high school students and their parents will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. The program will focus on the college entrance process and financial aid tips. It is being presented by St. Petersburg College. Registration is required. Visit or call (727) 784-3332, ext. 3006.

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