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VOL. 1/ISSUE 47 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 35 cents Local veterans get help seeking work TREASURE COASTVeter ans unemployment is a national problem, but that means it exists in and must be solved by local communities. Martin Veterans aims to help reduce veterans unemployment in Martin County. We formed a committee and exploring things that could be president of the Vietnam Veter ans of America Chapter 1041, Stuart. The VVA is a Martin Veterans member organization. Martin Veterans will co-host a veterans job fair called Vet eran Connection from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, at Indian River State Colleges Wolf-High Technology Center, Chastain Campus, 2400 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart. An expected 40 or more employers will be on hand to meet with veterans seeking jobs. But, theres more to the Veteran Connection. Before the job fair therell be three workshops to help veterans compose resumes and hone their interview skills. the Childrens Service Council of Martin County, 101 S.E. Cen tral Parkway, Stuart. Thatll be from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 27. The next two workshops will also be 1 to 4 p.m., on Oct. 4 and 11, at Workforce Solutions, 616 Central Parkway, Stuart. shop are welcome to attend the next two. Among those wholl help veterans build resumes and ready themselves to meet employers at the job fair are members of the Palm City Presbyterian Churchs Mens Bible Study. Tom Lytle, elder, said the group members wanted to help the community. Many are veterans. We thought, since we have business skills and have all hired, we could help vets prepare for interviews as they seek jobs, the Vietnam veteran said. Patrick McCallisterFOR VETERAN VOICEpatrick.mccallister@yahoo.com See WORK page 4 5877Florida legislators are preparing bills for the upcoming session of the state house and senate. What veterans-related bills would you like them to introduce and pass?Send your thoughts to:info@veteranvoiceweekly.com

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2 VETERAN VOICE County Veterans Service OfficersSt. Lucie County, Wayne Teegardin Phone: (772) 337-5670 Fax: (772) 337-5678 veterans@stlucieco.orgDorothy J. Conrad Building(formerly the Walton Road Annex Bldg.) 1664 S.E. Walton Road, Suite 205 Port St. Lucie, FL 34952 By appointmentMon., Tues, Thurs, Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pmWed 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. St. Lucie County Community Services Bldg.(Corner of Avenue D and 7th Street) 437 N. Seventh St., Fort Pierce, FL 34950 Walk-ins Mon. and Fri. 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Brevard Veterans Services Office2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Bldg. B, Suite 102, Viera, FL 32940 Office: (321) 633-2012 Fax: (321) 637-5432 Mon., Tues. and Thurs., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Wed. and Fri, 8 a.m.-noon Manager: Glenn McGuffieIndian River CountyJoel Herman Vero Beach 2525 St. Lucie Ave., Vero Beach, FL 32960 Ph: (772) 226-1499 Fax: (772) 770-5038Sebastian Square 11602 U.S. 1, Sebastian, FL 32958 Ph: (772) 589-6597 Fax: (772) 581-4988Martin CountyTony Reese, Veterans Service Office Supervisor Nick Ciotti, Veterans Service Officer (772) 288-5448Veterans Services OfficeMartin County Community Services 435 S.E. Flagler Ave., Stuart, FL 34994 Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.VA Life Insurance Ctr., Phil., PA 1-800-669-8477 VA Regional Office 1-800-827-1000 VA Medical Ctr, W. Palm Beach 1-800-972-8262 Pharmacy, VA Medical Center 1-800-317-8387 Military Retired Pay Activities, Cleveland, OH (Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force ONLY) 1-800-321-1080 Military Retired Pay Activities, Topeka, KS (Coast Guard ONLY) 1-800-772-8724 Survivor Benefits (SBP), Denver, CO 1-800-435-3396 Stuart VA Clinic (772) 288-0304 Okeechobee CountyVeterans Services office (863) 763-6441, Ext 5. Fax: (863) 763-0118.Orlando VA Medical Cente5201 Raymond St., Orlando, FL 32803 (407) 629-1599 or (800) 922-7521Telephone Care(407) 599-1404 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon. Fri. (800) 645-6895 8 a.m. 4 p.m. Mon Fri (321) 637-3625 Viera patients8 a.m. 4 p.m. Mon. Fri. (877) 741-3400 Weekends, holidays, evenings and nightsWest Palm Beach Department of Veterans Affair s Medical Center7305 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33410 (561) 422-8262 or (800) 972-8262 Telephone Care(561) 422-6838 (866) 383-9036 Open 24 hours 7 daysViera VA Outpatient Clinic2900 Veterans Way, Viera, FL 32940 Phone: (321) 637-3788 1 (877) 878-8387 Mon. Fri. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.St Lucie County PTSD Clinical Team (PCT) Outpatient Program 126 S.W. Chamber Court, Port St Lucie, FL 34986 Phone: (772) 878-7876Fort Pierce Community Based Outpatient Clinic727 North U.S. 1, Fort Pierce, FL 34950 Phone: (772) 595-5150 Fax: (772) 595-6560St Lucie Community Based Outpatient Clinic128 S.W. Chamber Court, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986 Phone: (772) 344-9288Stuart Community Based Outpatient Clinic 3501 S E Willoughby Boulevard, Stuart, FL 34997 Phone: (772) 288-0304 Fax: (772) 288-1371Vero Beach Community Based Outpatient Clinic372 17th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960 Phone: (772) 299-4623 Fax: (772) 299-4632IMPORTANT N UMBERS ... Veteran Voice is a weekly publication designed to provide information to and about veterans to veterans and to the broader community. Veterans are an integral part of their Florida communities, which currently have individual organizations of their own, such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the Vietnam Veterans of America and many other groups with a narrow focus, but no convenient way to connect to a wider population of veterans and to the community in general within a limited geographic area, their community. The mission of Veteran Voice is to publish a weekly source of information that will provide, in one place, a listing of resources available to veterans, articles about changes in policies or organizations affecting veterans and events of interest to veterans as well as articles about veterans of interest to the general public. Veteran Voice LLC is organized as a partnership of experienced newspaper executives with an interest in veterans and in the communities of Florida veterans and friends. Veteran Voice is a start-up intended to address a perceived lack of information readily available to veterans on programs and policies affecting them and objective reporting of veteran affairs to the public. To our knowledge, and based on comments from lead ers of local veterans organizations, there was no media or website currently meeting this need until the launch of Veteran Voice. We hope you agree, and will support this publica tion with your subscription. Without subscriptions there will be a limited number of people we can help, without which this mission will not be realized. As part of our commitment to supporting local veteran communities, readers and subscribers. Please let us know what you think by emailing news@veteranvoiceweekly.com or mailing your comments to us at 1919 S.W. South Macedo Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL 34984.OUR MISSION STATEMENTAND OUR OBJECTIVE5878 SUBSCRIBE TODAY!!! 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VETERAN VOICE 3 Help save a vet with 250-mile bike ride event to end at SEAL Museum According to a Forbes article published in February, it is believed that an average of 22 United States veterans commit suicide every day. If that was not a shocking enough statistic to make a change on the political front, it was enough to inspire a group of local men and women to start a grassroots movement to bring awareness and raise funds to help address this growing epidemic. Former Navy SEAL Rich Graham, owner and founder of Trident Fitness LLC, is hosting an extreme biking event to raise awareness in have paid the price for our freedom. On Saturday, Sept. 28, riders from across the country will be embarking on a two-day ride for a 250-mile round trip. The ride launches from the Sanford Orlando Kennel Club in Long wood, (near Northland Church). The riders will be given the route FOR VETERAN VOICESee RIDE page 6 5888

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4 VETERAN VOICE Publisher Partner Managing Editor Patrick McCallister (772) 204-2409 Veteran Voice is a newspaper for veterans, POSTAL STATEMENT e Voice of Experience Theres wide disagreement about what the veterans unemployment rate is. Whats not disputed is that veterans particularly young veterans are more likely to be unemployed, or underemployed, than their non-veteran counterparts. Federal labor statisticians put veterans unem ployment at about 10 percent, compared to a national average at about 7.3 percent for August. However, the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, and some other veterans organizations, hold that its closer to 15 percent. So, why the high unemployment? Numerous reasons are cited for veterans unemployment. Whats generally at the center of those explanations are the all-import ant resume and interview. A lot of veterans cant trans late their skills into the civilian world, said Jose Tabar, veter ans employment representative, Workforce Solutions of the Trea sure Coast. They dont realize in the outside world, you get paid for those skills. In short, many veterans are in ept at speaking civilian job skills. Conversely, a number of hiring managers dont speak military. In other words, they dont understand how military experiences translate to job skills. Theres an example of, Have you ever done structured presentations?, Tabar said. In the military, the junior doesnt even think about it. Its just, They asked me to show some new recruits something and I did. It gets lost in translation. The man ager is thinking one thing, and the veteran says, Oh, thats not what hes looking for. Lytle said the Mens Bible Study members have helped veterans learn to speak civilian workplace. Our group had worked with Workforce Solutions on one or two occasions, he said. We went over there and did mock inter -WORK from page 1views, looked at resumes and talked about their career goals. Wed look at what they did in the military. In addition to learning to speak civilian workplace, Lytle said many young veterans need help with self-evaluation and expres sion. Well sit with them and ask what their objectives are, he said. Find out a little about them. What they do well. What they like to do. Then well look at their resumes and see if they Frank Tidikis, treasurer of the local VVA, said Martin Veterans businesses speak military. No one has a listing of veter an-owned businesses in the community, he said. Tidikis said volunteers are call ing the about 2,500 businesses theyre veteran-owned or managed. Martin Veteran will pub lish a directory to veteran owned businesses when thats done. Maxwell, who owns Comput er Station in Stuart, said hes always been happy with veterans hes employed. Theyre a good hire, he said. Usually theyre far more disci plined than the guy off the street. They know that theres a mission and a mission needs to be done. Tabar said veterans throughout the Treasure Coast have resources at Workforce Solutions many dont know about. In Port St. Lucie, we actually have a resource room, Tabar said. Its got 14 computers and its just for veterans. versity Blvd. Tabar said Workforce Solutions We go to the employers and try to get them to open jobs to veter ans, he said. Martin Veterans is a collab orative project started with a $21,000 federal grant by the United Ways Martin Volunteers. The Business Development Board of Martin County, Indian Riv er State College and Workforce Solutions are among participating organizations. For more about Martin Veterans, visit martinveterans.org. Work force Solutions is on the web at yourworkforcesolutions.com. The phone number is (866) 482-4473. Palm City Presbyterian Churchs Mens Bible Study is on Thursday mornings, 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. To palmcitypres. org.

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VETERAN VOICE 5Old soldier fades awayOld soldiers never die John Haynes delivered the news to the Florida Veterans Council at its last regular meeting, Thurs day, Sept. 19. The chairman and CEO of the Florida Veterans Foundation is retiring at the be ginning of October. He leaves a legacy of sweat and blood thatll be hard to follow, Bill Vagianos, the foundations District 5 director, said. District 5 covers most of East Central Florida, including Bre vard and Indian River counties. Vagianos is also president of Bre vard Veterans Council. The Florida Legislature created the foundation in 2008. Its a direct support organization for the Florida Department of Veter ans Affairs. Its incorporated as a the department assist veterans. Among other things, it gives erans. Vagianos said the Brevard Veterans Council has approached assisting veterans. We go to the foundation only if we need those funds, he said. The foundation gets no funding from the state or federal govern ments. It operates completely on donations. By the end of the 30, the foundation gave about to veterans, along with another $13,000 for personal items that were often distributed at stand downs. The foundation got 339 It approved 129 of the requests. Additionally, the foundation produces the Florida Veterans $20,000 for printing and shipping Veteran Voice the foundation also keeps equipment to help those putting on stand downs. We have tents, mostly tents, to lend them for stand downs, he said. Haynes said he took the helm at the foundation in July, 2010. He was the state commander of the Disabled American Veterans Department of Florida in among many other credits. Haynes was in the Marine Corps from 1945 to 1975. Among other medals, the Major was awarded the Silver Star during the Viet nam War. The Florida native has been three decades. He intends to con tinue that work and continue to volunteer consulting services to the foundation. Ill be doing a little bit of it, he said. Im almost 84 years old. How much longer I spend doing it I guess that depends on the good Lord. Vagianos said Robert Bob Milligan got the foundation off to and CEO, but much of its work was constricted to the Tallahas see area. He said Haynes con tinued and greatly expanded the momentum Milligan started. John (Haynes) wanted to ex pand the services across the state and appointed district directors, he said. The two met in 1999, when Va gianos was working as a psychol ogist the Department of Veterans Affairs. Haynes was doing veter Even then he had an unwav ering commitment to veterans, to service to veterans, Vagianos said. The foundation received some of the proceeds from the states vet eransand military-oriented spe cialty license plate sales for four years. That funding ended last year. Haynes said the foundation got a great boost earlier this year Patrick McCallisterFOR VETERAN VOICEpatrick.mccallister@yahoo.com See SOLDIER page 9 5876 All furnishings were designed for this home and are negotiableFor more information and pictures go to:http://grf.me/f8GTeam Coley Real Estate GroupJason Coley/Realtor/CDPE 772-201-5229 Beautiful, custom designed 5 bd. 3.5 bth home, with library lo and oversized game room. Brazilian cherry wood, tile and carpet ooring, custom window treatments, granite, wrought iron railing, crown molding throughout. One of the most beautiful homes on the market and it comes with its own botanical garden-like landscaping Your Own Botanical Paradise and pool home in Vero Beach A $1,000,000 Home For Only $499,000 r f f 5841

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6 VETERAN VOICE directions and will make their way 125 miles to the Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce. Here, riders can take a break, get some sleep, and have some food before making their way back to the starting location on Sunday Sept. 29, for a total of 250 miles. The goal of the ride is to raise funds and awareness for Operation Restored Warrior, an organization that helps members of the U.S. Armed Forces heal their emotional and spiritual wounds after dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, DRS Deployment Related Stress, suicide attempts, as well as other challenges that many of these sol day program presented in the Rocky Mountains on a beautiful ranch near Vail, Colo., for six to eight U.S. military service members (active duty and veterans) who have a common experience in any of the Areas gram, it is open to all faiths and brings together mission, healing, and ministry to places and memories within the warriors heart that need hope and healing. These local riders have not only decided to undergo a daunting physical challenge, but they have committed to an effort of donating 100 percent of the proceeds to the ORW. It is our commitment to help as many service people as we can by our efforts and most importantly to give them hope, support, and sac ride will afford even one soldier to get support from the ORW program, then our ride will have been a success, Rich Graham said. In order to participate as a volunteer or be a rider or enter a teams, please contact Rich Graham and his team at Each rider or team of riders will be responsible for raising money for their place in the Warrior Grind. It is estimated that putting one veteran through the Drop Zone program costs roughly $2,000. So the entrance fees are based on a tangible number that makes each rider or team of riders personally responsible for saving a veterans life! The greatest motivation the riders will have is the support of the people who are backing them with their donations, and the fact that each rider will know that every mile farther they go, the closer they are to saving the life of a veteran, who at one point would have done the same for them. This is the true reward. Please pledge to support our veterans by coming out to cheer on the riders or join us on Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Sanford Orlando Kennel Club for a celebration. Members of our community enjoy the privileges of freedom and members have made on our behalf. Lets give our best for those who RIDE from page 3 5866 SATURDAY October 19thLONG DRIVE CLOSEST TO PIN8:30 am Shotgun $85 Per Golfer, inc. Driving Range, Breakfast, Golf, Free Beer, Water, Lunch and Surprises.Raes, Auction items and More.Get your team signed up today!Individuals will be assigned a team. Make checks payable to: Austin Erlanger Memorial Scholarship Fund 3rd Annual Austin Erlanger Memorial Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament Call Elaine Erlanger 772-260-2502Teaching children to make good choices in LifeAll proceeds to benet: 5889 NOW AVAILABLE! LIMITED OPENINGS 9 Hole Facility Designed by Joe Lee Located on Hutchinson Island, 3 miles south of the Power Plant (Closed Mondays) 229-2739 ICountry Club Weekly Mens & Ladies Tournaments Join our Ladies Golf Association Take lessons from PGA/LPGA Professional, Kathy CasseseSEASONAL GOLF MEMBERSHIPS $ 800 00 Single + tax $ 1200 00 Family + tax www.CowabungaSurfandSport.com 4336 NE Ocean Blvd. Jensen Beach 5960BOARDS APPAREL RENTALS LESSONS PARTIES CAMP BOARDS APPAREL RENTALS LESSONS PARTIES CAMP UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP Tropical Fashions & Accessories Surf, Paddle & Skim & Skateboards Rentals : Boards, Bikes & Kayaks Lessons On All Equipment YOUR FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED SURF SHOP ALL CLEARANCE 70% OFF 772-334-7873

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VETERAN VOICE 7 In Americas Veterans: A Sound Investment, the latest in the Center for a New American Securitys Voices From the Field series, retired Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, U.S. Army and Maj. Crispin J. Burke, U.S. Army, argue that society should leverage the latest generation of men and women leaving the military, and the skills, expertise and expe rience they bring to the civilian workforce. The authors examine the employment challenges facing the nations nearly 2.6 million posttransition to civilian jobs. They note that recent veterans have struggled with unemployment rates that exceed the national average despite recent survey agers felt that military veterans were better or much better than civilians in areas such as teamwork, reliability, openness to other cultures and races, and work ethic. This Voices from the Field report builds on earlier work by CNASs Military, Veterans, and Society research program, including the much-cited 2012 report Employing Americas Veterans: Perspectives from Businesses by Dr. Margaret Harrell and Nancy Berglass, which provided empiri cal data on the experiences of 69 companies and concluded that to hire veterans. As in the 2012 CNAS study, Gen. Caldwell and Maj. Burke knock down several stereotypes Veterans are a sound investment for business and the nation FOR VETERAN VOICESee INVESTMENT page 10 Buy One Get One FREE!!Regular 18 Hole Golf Rate $45 everyday. Including cart w/G.P.S The Ultimate Golf ExperienceA Public Course with a Private Club Feel... FA CILITIES INCLUDE: V isit www.floridaclubgolf.com for Online Specials$6000Before 11:30 am$4500After 11:30 am $2000After 2:30 pm 038342 YV2 YV2 YV2 5903 Expires 10/4/13Range Balls Any Size visit: Stuart, Florida772-287-3680 15 Acre Driving Range All Grass Tees Banquet Facilities for All Occasions The Ultimate Golf ExperienceA Public Course with a Private Club Feel... FA CILITIES INCLUDE: V isit www.floridaclubgolf.com for Online Specials$6000Before 11:30 am$4500After 11:30 am $2000After 2:30 pm 038342 $3100Before 10:30amIncludes Cart with G.P.S.$2000After 10:30amIncludes Cart with G.P.S.Good for up to 4 playersExpires 10/4/13Good for up to 4 playersExpires 10/4/13 The Ultimate Golf ExperienceA Public Course with a Private Club Feel... FA CILITIES INCLUDE: V isit www.floridaclubgolf.com for Online Specials$6000Before 11:30 am$4500After 11:30 am $2000After 2:30 pm 038342 $30..Before 11 AM$25.....After 11 AM$20.......After 3 PM(All Rates Include Cart and Tax) ASK ABOUT OUR THREE TIER FREQUENT PLA YER PROGRAM1600 SOUTH 3RD ST., FORT PIERCEFor More information or to Schedule Your Tee TimeF rom US1, turn East on Ohio A ve., Directly behind TD BankOCTOBER RATES5944 772-465-8110 Visit Our Web Site: www.DreamMaker-Stuart.com Reface Or Replace Your Kitchen Cabinets Blow Bubbles In Your Bath, Not Your Budget Why DreamMaker? Visit Our Beautiful Showroom! 772-288-6255 5883

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VETERAN VOICE 9 that is helping it transition from the plate sales funding. Last year we had about $350,000 (in donations), he said. We had one large donation. That was $300,000 from the Republican Party of Florida. The party learned that itd received about $270,000 from the Jacksonville based Allied Veterans of the World. Law enforcers accused operating an illegal gambling ring through its many Internet cafes, and arrested about 60. Haynes said that the foundation has a few fundraising programs in the works that he expects will do very well. Our fundraising ability, were rapidly increasing that, he said. We expect to double, quadruple our fundraising efforts and results in the next year. Haynes said that Washington Sanchez will become the chair man after he departs in October. To learn more about the foundation, visit tion.org. Recordings of the Florida Veterans Council meetings are available at daveteranscouncil. SOLDIER from page 5 WASHINGTON The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that veterans will have greater access to quality health care through a new initiative: Patient-Centered Community Care (PCCC). Under PCCC, VA medical centers will have the ability to purchase non-VA medical care for veterans through contracted medical providers when they cannot readily provide the needed care due to geographic inaccessibility or limit ed capacity. Eligible veterans will have access to inpatient specialty care, outpatient specialty care, mental health care, limited emergency care, and limited newborn care for enrolled female Veterans following the birth of a child. In total, VA has awarded two contracts under PCCC, one to Health Net Federal Services LLC and another to TriWest Healthcare Alliance Corp. These companies will set up networks in six regions covering the entire country. VA expects to have these regional contract networks available to its medical centers by the spring of 2014. The awarded contracts, estimated at $9.4 billion, include one base year and four option years. PCCC is part of the overall NonVA Medical Care Program. It will provide all VA facilities with an additional option to purchase nonVA medical care when required veteran care services are unavailable within the VA medical facility receiving the needed care nearer to their homes. veterans and VA under these new contracts, VA will enjoy standardized health care quality metrics, timely return of medical documentation, cost avoidance with board, guaranteed access to care, and enhanced tracking and reporting of non-VA medical care expenditures over traditional nonVA medical care services. For additional information, please visit: dex?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=3dde670a20dee9c5a6b38d8ca53642e1&tab=core&_ cview=0VA announces award of patient-centered community care contracts CLUES ACROSS 1. Cape near Lisbon 5. Chew the fat 9. Time of the 90th me ridian 12. 1982 planned city in Israel 13. Vehicle carrying pas sengers 14. Expression of surprise 15. Long range nuclear weapon 16. 2nd largest Muslim denomination 17. Mad Mens Draper 18. Spanish artist Salvador 19. S.F. murdered mayor 20. Baby talk fathers 22. Religious discourse 24. Poet Dickinson 25. Emblem stamps 26. Competes 27. 40th state 28. Expects 31. In an ageless way 33. A person in religious orders 34. Pas partner 35. Two considered as a unit 36. NE 68770 39. Duple time dance 40. Greek myths 1st woman 42. Word element meaning right 43. Point that is one point E of SE 44. Common teen skin disease 46. 4th Caliph of Islam 47. Oblong cream puff 49. Phoned 50. Very low frequency 51. Guild Wars creatures 52. Cozy 53. Hooray! 54. Work units CLUES DOWN 1. Foray 2 Killer whales 3. Television systems 4. Marvel at 5. Connected spirals 6. Moroccan outer garment 7. Play a role 8. ____ Daniel Webster 9. Golf attendants 11. Tanacetum vulgare 13. Lower jaw fronts 21. Cordiality 23. PBS drama theater 28. Mandelas party 29. 42nd state 30. One who distributes alms 31. 20th C. playwright T.S. 32. Smallest state 33. Turn into lime 35. Spanish seafood dish 36. Language synonym Bura 37. Large-grained or rough to the touch 38. Understood by only a few 39. Thickened meat juices 40. Anjou and bartlett 41. Declare invalid 43. Molten metals surface scum 45. Bird reproductive bodies 48. Chronicles (abbr.) CROSSWORD5868 SUDOKU 5995

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