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Mitch Kloorfain/chief photographer his country with Naval special warfare.Giving the colors PORT ST. LUCIE On Aug. 3, Workforce Solutions Veterans Services Team began a mission to place 100 veterans in employment in100 days and as of today they have more than doubled their goal placing 248 veterans We are proud to have more than doubled our goal, said Jordan Kahle, local veterans employment representative for Workforce Solutions. Our community has responded and is hiring our military veterans at an average rate of two per day. The effort to place 100 veterans in employment in 100 days which began on Aug. 3 and continued through Nov. 11, Veterans Day, has highlighted veteran and given them a better chance when interviewing with local employers. Workforce Solutions Veterans Services Team has been working hard because the region, Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties, has more than 5,100 unemployed veterans. We would prefer to hire veterans when possible, owner of Fort Pierce-based Phoenix Metal Products Inc. Bill Wilcox said. Veterans are team players ... with proven skills ... (and) the You can see a list of employ-Workforce Solutions place 248 vets in jobsMore than doubles original goal For Veteran VoiceSee JOBS page 8 e Voice of Experience 35 centsVol. 1 / Issue 2 Friday, November 16, 2012


2 It was a hot night in July, 1995 when the world went completely dark for Rachel Guild. A passenger in a vehicle involved in a rollover crash on I-95, Rachels mom was told her daughter would likely only survive for hours, and Rachel was still in a coma when her best friend (another passenger in the car that fateful evening) was buried. Seventeen years later, Rachel Guild is a testament to persistence, miracles, and caring professionals. ough completely blind as a result of the accident, Rachel lets absolutely nothing stand in her way, and she nds beauty in the way the world can be experienced through her remaining senses. As a matter of fact, thats how Rachel became acquainted with Joe Mutter of Mutters Hearing in St. Lucie West. One of the lesser injuries Rachel suered as a result of the crash which claimed her best friend, Sarah, and her eyesight was some hearing loss due to scar tissue in her le ear. When some close friends told her about Joe and Mutters Hearing, Rachel and her mom set up a free clinical hearing evaluation with Joe, a Florida Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist and retired law enforcement ocer with the St. Lucie County Sheris Oce. Joe was ranked Top Cop in the State of Florida by the Florida Fraternal Order of Police and highly honored for his accomplishments and Commitment to the community through volunteerism. Mutter performed several tests on Rachel to determine the level of her hearing loss and then broke the news. He didnt think I needed hearing aids, Rachel said. He said I had a mild hearing loss and it may not be great enough to warrant the considerable expense that I would incur with hearing aids. Even though he could have easily made a big prot, thats not the way he is. I explain to Joe that if I am ever going to regain total independence, I need to be able to hear everything with great clarity. For Rachel, the way that Mutter compassionately listened to her concerns, asked her questions about her needs, lifestyle, and was hesitant to make a sale simply for the sake of making a sale were the deciding factors in doing business with him. I had consulted with other hearing aid dealers and I was very disappointed that their only concern was how I would be making payment, Rachel says. Joe was the opposite; he wasnt just trying to make a sale he actually cared about me and my special needs! Service with integrity is something Joe Mutter believes in ardently. He encourages spouses and family members to accompany their loved one for free clinical hearing evaluations and he utilizes state-of-the-art technology. He even includes a hearing loss simulator to replicate for family members what their voices sound like to someone with a hearing loss because, of course, a hearing loss is invisible and aects every member of the family. What I deal with is a very precious commodity my clients trust and their hearing, says Mutter. I care about my clients, not their pocketbook. Mutters Hearing Center is conveniently located at 1420 SW St. Lucie West Boulevard, just west of the Wells Fargo bank, in St. Lucie West. e oce is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with evening and weekend appointments available, as well as home visits can be arranged by appointment. Mutters Hearing Center will guide you through your insurance options and assist you with nancing your hearing aids if necessary. e initial consultations and clinical evaluations are absolutely free. Call Mutters Hearing Center today at (772) 871-1222 to arrange a your free hearing consultation. Mutters Hearing Center has been voted the Readers Choice #1 Hearing Center in St. Lucie West since 2004 and is the ONLY full time hearing center in St. Lucie West. Being blind is dicult, but for Rachel Guild, losing her hearing would be so much worse. I think it would be a very lonely world, she says. Being deaf makes you feel so isolated; everyone has a conversation going, but when they try to talk to you, you cannot understand them. Its hard for people who havent been there to realize, but being able to participate in the conversation when your loved ones and friends are talking is a way to keep from being isolated and alone. I am so grateful to Joe and Mutters Hearing Center for helping me rejoin the conversation and regain my independence. Hearing Aid Ads Confusing You?A Clients True Story of Superior, Compassionate Service and CareYou Too Can Experience the Mutter Difference St. Lucie County Service Care Quality Deal With the OwnerHe Can Make it Right Stop Chasing Deals That Dont Exist Is your hearing just good enough to drive those around you crazy!Call today for a FREEClinical Hearing Evaluation772-871-1222 Joe Mutter, H.A.S. and Client Rachel Guild At Mutters Hearing Center, Inc. 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4 keys, charming the audience with familiar show tunes before an all-staff meeting. Schaeffer, 90, has been playing piano since he was 6 years old, but after 16 eye surgeries he struggles to see the keys in front of him. Instead he plays by feeling. Good thing my memory is good or I wouldnt be playing at all, Schaeffer said. Schaeffer plays regularly for area nursing homes and local churches, but after his wife of 65 years, Maggie, died on hos pice care, he felt the need to give back. Last month he got in touch with Treasure Coast Hospice nurse, Dottie Powell, about donating his time and talents. When he was extended an invitation to play at the all-staff meeting to celebrate National Hospice month, Schaffer gladly accepted. The piano show was not only a delight to all of the staff, but also a surprise to the care teams who served Schaeffer and his is now thriving. During a message about Veterans Day to the staff, Dr. Louis Benson, CEO, announced that Schaeffer was not only a former patient, but also a veteran. The staff saluted Schaeffer for his service to our country and then veteran Toni Pereira, admis sions coordinator, pinned an Honored Veteran/ American Flag for his service. Schaeffer was pleasantly surprised and appreciative, Thank Veteran tickles the ivories for TC HospiceFor Veteran Voice See HOSPICE page 11


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8 ers who have hired our military veterans on Workforce Solutions site, As the Heroes in 100 Days campaign ends, Workforce Solutions is challenging the community to continue to step up and place more dedicated military veterans in jobs. Workforce Solutions reminds potential emVeterans are known to have an accelerated learning curve, possess good leadership qualities, have a strong sense of integrity, pride in their work and are great team members. up to $9,600 in tax credits for hiring a veteran. Workforce Solutions is a private, nonDirectors consisting of private business, economic development and education representatives, community and state agencies, represent the diversity of businesses, organizations and trades that operate in the Research Coast Region, including Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie counties. Chartered by the state of Florida to create and manage a workforce development service delivery system responsive to the needs of businesses and jobseekers, Workforce Solutions offers award-winning complimentary programs and partnerships recognized locally, statewide, and nationally. professionals often recognized by their peers as leaders in workforce development and can be reached by calling 1-866-4U2-HIRE or 1-866-482-4473 or learn more about us on the web by logging on to from page 1 The effort to place 100 veterans in employment in 100 days which began on Aug. 3 and continued through Nov. 11, Veterans Day, tary veteran and given them a better chance when interviewing with local employers. Workforce Solutions Veterans Services Team has been working hard because the region, Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties, has more than 5,100 unemployed veterans. 1029


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10 The Valiant Air Command is proud to announce that one of its most venerable war birds is now TiCo Belle, From the Normandy invasion to Cherbourg, to Arnhem, to Bastogne, to the Berlin Airlift and much more, this air craft was there over 65 years ago. Now, you can experience all this history as a special and unique present for yourself, or someone you love. Call or email for additional information, or to get on our reserve list and we will notify Dont miss this exciting oppor with you aboard; complete with stripes. You will be able to look out and truly imagine what it must have been like on that fate ful June 6, 1944. A day when the freedom of a world hung in the balance as she made her way in the pre-dawn darkness towards the beaches of Normandy; part of the largest aerial invasion arma da the world has ever seen. The Valiant Air Command Museum is located at the Space Coast Regional Airport at 6600 Tico Road in Titusville. Our website is and our phone number is (321) 268-1941. Chance to have a ride in WWII Normandy Invasion veteran C-47 TiCo BelleFor Veteran Voice With this YV coupon. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Expires 11/23/12 With this YV coupon. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Expires 11/23/12 3 for 1 With this YV coupon. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Expires 11/23/12 AC & ELECTRIC TUNE UP SPECIAL Call for Details 772-905-2586 1031 Designer Swim, Cruise & Resort WearRalph Lauren Juicy Couture, Calvin Klein & more. Going on NOW! Hurry in for the Best Selection 772-873-88882084 NW Courtyard Circle(Plaza next to Chilis in SLW) 50%-75% OFF! HELD OVER!!! Storewide Sale1036


11 The Valiant Air Command War bird museum in Titusville is again supporting the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program as a drop-off point. On Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1-2, if you bring in a new toy recommend value of at least $5; unwrapped, you will be admitted FREE to the museum. This offer is good for a single en try per toy. Lloyd Morris, commander of the Valiant Air Command, said, This is a great deal for the public you not only get to support the Toys for Tots program, but you also get free admission to this unique and very special Brevard County attraction. With the recent additions to our collection, there is something for the whole family to see; so come in, take a tour and be come a part of history. The mu seum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. For more information contact: (321) 268-1941 or visit our web site at Valiant Air Command supports Toys for Tots with free admission to museumFor Veteran VoiceTo get information published in Veteran Voice, please send to is seven days prior to publication date. 35 % OFF!ANY BRAND NAME WATCH*atWATCH REPAIR CLINIC Specializing in: R olex, Omega, T ag, and other High Grade W atchesSales & Service of Fine W atches and JewelryThe only state of the art watch repair center on the Treasure Coast. All W atch R epairs are done on premises by someone you can trust.FREE O N THE SP O T E STIMATE S O N SOME REPAIRS. E LIOTT ACOSTA 772-872-7310 1054 Dancing for... CRIMINAL DEFENSEDUI Drug Offenses Juvenile Charges Assault/Battery Sexual Offenses Misdemeanors/Felonies FAMILY LAWDivorce Child Support Child Custody/Visitation PERSONAL INJURYNo fees or costs unless you recover money. Years of experience dealing with insurance companiesWrongful death Auto accidents Slip and Fall Defective Products Motorcycle accidentsK Y R L S. V, P.A. A C L 1022 Celebrating 28Th Year In Business 1030 you, he said. I didnt know I was going to get all this. This pinning ceremony is held for all hospice patients who are indicated as military veterans. Patients are pinned by veteran volunteers or an employee who served. The ceremony is brief, but poignant for both the veteran and their family. If you are a veteran and are interested in participating in our Veterans Visiting Veterans program call Ann Marie St. James (772) 403-1762. Treasure Coast Hospice is a tion of caring professionals and dedicated volunteers whose mission is to provide compassionate, comprehensive, high quality care for patients and those who share their lives in St. Lucie, Martin and Okeechobee counties. Services are available to anyone regardless of their ability to pay, including respite care, counseling and bereavement services. HOSPICE from page 4


12 Dependents Educational As sistance provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans. The program offers up to 45 apprenticeship, and on-the-job training. If you are a spouse, you may take a correspondence and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. For more information, see the Survivors & Dependents Assistance PamphletCurrent payment rates EligibilityYou must be the son, daughter, or spouse of: A veteran who died or is perma nently and totally disabled as the result of a service-connected dis ability. The disability must arise out of active service in the Armed Forces. A veteran who died from any cause while such permanent and total service-connected disability was in existence. A servicemember missing in action or captured in line of duty by a hostile force. A servicemember forcibly de tained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power. A servicemember who is hos pitalized or receiving outpatient treatment for a service connected permanent and total disability and is likely to be discharged for that disability. This change is effective December 23, 2006.Survivors, dependents can get VA assistanceInformation from the U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsPeriod of EligibilityIf you are a son or daughter attending school or job training, you must be between the ages of 18 and 26. In certain instanc es, it is possible to begin before age 18 and to continue after age 26. Marriage is not a bar to this Forces, you may not receive this pursue training after military ser vice, your discharge must not be under dishonorable conditions. VA can extend your period of eligibility by the number of months and days equal to the time spent on active duty. This extension cannot generally go beyond your 31st birthday, there are some exceptions. you eligible or from the date of death of the veteran. If the VA rated the veteran permanently and totally disabled with an effective date of 3 years from dis charge a spouse will remain eligi ble for 20 years from the effective date of the rating. This change is effective October 10, 2008 and training taken prior to that date. For surviving spouses (spouses of service members who died on from the date of death.How to ApplyYou should make sure that your selected program is approved for VA training. If you are not clear on this point, VA will inform you and the school or company about the requirements. Obtain and complete VA Form 22-5490, Application for Survivors and Dependents Education al Assistance. Send it to the VA over the State where you will train. If you are a son or daugh ter, under legal age, a parent or guardian must sign the application. If you have started training, take your application to your school or employer. Ask them to com plete VA Form 22-1999, Enrollforms to VA. Section 301 of Public Law 109461 adds a new category to the includes the spouse or child of a person who: VA determines has a service-connected permanent and total disability; and at the time of VAs determination is a member of the Armed Forces who is hospi -See DEA page 14 Guaranteed to Sell Your Property Treasure Coast Realty Team IN 120 DAYS OR LESS* 237-1373 www.HomesoftheTreasureCoast.comYOUR CERTIFIED INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY SPECIALISTS*Some Restrictions May Apply WALTER SALAMONInternational Broker Associate., GRI,CDPE,CIPSSHIRLEY ALBERTInternational Realtor Consultant, CDPE, CIPSOF PORT SAINT LUCIE 1041 TRUE CREW BELIEVES 772.879.CREW1914 SW Biltmore St., PSLWWW .TRUE CREW .ORG ALL KIDS CAN ACHIEVE WHEN WE ARE TRUE & BELIEVE IN THEMHome School Programs & Special Needs Inclusive Pre-School Dance with a TRUE CREW ABC Twist! Dance & DJ Birthday Parties Happy HolidaysRecreational or Competitive Classes The Original in Boys Only classes! Boys Only Classes Co Boys & Girls ages 3-18 .. and so can YOU. Home of STATE DANCE CHAMPIONS DANCE CLASSES FOR ALL! BALLET TAP JAZZ LYRICAL ACRO HIP HOP MODERN CONTEMPORARY POINTE MUSICAL THEATER GIFT CERTIFICATES!1056 DONT FORGET YOUR HOLIDAY PHOTOSNow Accepting New AppointmentsCALL TODAY FOR YOUR TIME 1042


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