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VOL. 0/ISSUE 3 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013 35 cents Merry Christmas, the girl called to the Marine Corps veteran. Nathaniel Wells was unloading some late Toys for Tots donations at his home when a woman and young girl passed by. It was Christmas afternoon. He replied the holiday greeting to the lass, and asked what Santa given her. Turned out that a walk with Mom was pretty much her Christmas present that year. Oh, no, not on Wells watch. I had a bicycle perfect for her size, Wells said. Wells pressed and found out the was getting tangible presents that year. But, the woman wasnt looking for any handouts. She didnt get that her family was now the Marines mission. I loaded up a big bag of toys for them, he said. I asked where they lived. They lived two blocks away from me. Wells ended up getting the biggest gift that day. With a voice rich in emotion, he described the moment. The little girl said, Mister, can I pray for you? Wells said. He paused, audibly gathering himself. She thanked God for a man shed never met before. Wells is the coordinator for the Toys for Tots in St. Lucie County. All along the Space and Treasure coasts, Toys for Tots is looking for donations, volunteers, and collection sites. On Saturday, Nov. 23, volunteers and employees from Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River counties will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accept toy donations at the St. Lucie County Emergency Operations Center, 15305 Midway Road, Fort Pierce. The donation collection is more than just an exercise in good cheer. Its also points-of-distribution practice for St. Lucies and Indian Rivers emergency-management teams, the American Red Cross of the Treasure Coast, and Florida Department of Health agencies in Martin and St. Lucie. Wells said every year there seems to be more families who need help giving their children a Christmas. I do remember us serving more than 5,000 children (last year), he said. Thats the number that sticks out to me. Wells works with the Marine Corps Leagues Jack Ivy Detachment, 666, to coordinate Toys for Tots. He said there are more than 100 locations to donate toys in St. Lucie this year. Most Mitch Kloorfain/chief photographer Toys for Tots seeking help for families in need Patrick McCallisterFOR VETERAN VOICEpatrick.mccallister@yahoo.comSee TOYS page 8 6965There is talk of cutting concerned?Send your thoughts to:info@veteranvoiceweekly.com

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2 NOVEMBER 22, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE 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 OBJECTIVE6966 SUBSCRIBE TODAY!!! Regular .................................... $18/yr ......... $12/yr PAYMENT OPTIONS Enclosed check payable to: VETERAN VOICE, LLC. #_____________________________________ SUBSCRIPTION/GIFT FORMMAIL SUBSCRIPTION PAYMENT TO: ___________________________________________ _________________________________________ ___________________________________________ _________________________________________________ ___________________________________________ _________________________________________ ___________________________________________Veteran Voice is a weekly newspaper for veterans, active military, their families and their friends.e Voice of Experience

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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE NOVEMBER 22, 2013 3 Mitch Kloorfain/chief photographer Veterans Memorial Bridge dedicated, near completion The Veterans Memorial Bridge between Palm City and Stu art spans far more than the St. Lucie Rivers South Fork and Okeechobee Waterway. Hundreds headed to dedication ceremonies on Sat., Nov. 16, and saw it connecting veterans and civilians, Republicans and Democrats, state and federal legislators and local-government commissioners. Naming the bridge for veterans not be more appropriate, former Florida Senate President Ken Pruitt said to those gathered. Pruitt is now St. Lucies property appraiser. Numerous speakers at the dedication largely credited his persistent efforts at the state capitol years ago for the once proposed Indian Street Bridges readiness to get federal funding when the Congress enacted the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, ARRA, in 2009. There was the hue and cry for shovel ready projects. Martin County Patrick McCallisterFOR VETERAN VOICEpatrick.mccallister@yahoo.comSee BRIDGE page 5 7227

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4 NOVEMBER 22, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE Theodore Wilson Publisher Steve Erlanger Partner Tammy Raits Managing Editor Debbi Denning Kelly Delprete Patrick McCallister Nicole Rodriguez Shelley Koppel Mitch Kloorfain Eric Macon Phil Galdys Donna Marinak SUBSCRIBE TODAY (772) 204-2409 info@VeteranVoiceWeekly.comVeteran Voice is a newspaper for veterans, POSTAL STATEMENT POSTMASTER: e Voice of Experience Veterans Day at the Kane Center Photo courtesy of Adam Levenson Photo courtesy of Adam Levenson

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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE NOVEMBER 22, 2013 5 had one, and got about $65 million to build it. This was the largest what we call ARRA project in the state, James Wolfe, district secretary of the Florida Department of Trans portation, said. The Martin County Board of County Commissioners in 2011 voted to rename the project Veterans Memorial Bridge. The Vet erans Council of Martin County proposed the name, along with former Martin County Veterans Haddox. Hes now the county commissioner representing Palm City. The Navy veteran emceed the dedication ceremony. Troy McDonald, Stuart city com missioner, said the bridge was a bridged their military experience to civilian lives. Many times veterans have returned home to use the skills they learned in the military to build a stronger, better nation, he said. Wolfe said future drivers will likely not realize that the bridge took decades to fund. Its going to seem like it was in evitable that it was here, he told the audience. But, there were many times it seemed impossi ble. Planners believe the bridge will Martin and St. Lucie commut ers. Many who live in St. Lucie work in Stuart and have only a couple routes to get to and from work. Many traverse State Road 714, Martin Downs Boulevard, in Palm City to and from the Ron ald Reagan Turnpike, or surface roads. But theres the bottleneck they face: the Palm City Bridge. Crossers jostle with about 45,000 drivers a day on the 1,900-foot, four-lane bridge. In other words, more than a Mitch Kloorfain/chief photographer See BRIDGE page 7 BRIDGE from page 3 7245

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6 NOVEMBER 22, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE The National Navy SEAL Mu seum and Memorial was the host to thousands of veterans, museum and family members, and the public at large who had the opportunity to watch a dramatic demonstration of what our Navy SEALs are capable of doing to protect Americans. Five Naval Special Warfare op erators have received the Medal of Honor, our nations highest award. The museum also honored them with a memorial statue that was dedicated at the event. The statue was made possible by a generous donation from H. Ross Perot. As St. Lucie County Commis sioner Tod Mowery said to the crowd, Take a picture with your cell phone or camera, send it to your friends or post it on Face book and say Wish you were here, so next year at our 29th Annual SEAL Demonstration and Live Music Festival, even more people will be here to support our dream, the one and only national Navy SEAL Museum in the world, right here in Fort Pierce. After the ceremony and demonstration, those in atten dance were treated to free pas sage through the museum, and food, drink was available for pur chase and two great bands provided music. Rick Kaiser, retired Master Chief Navy SEAL and the executive director of the museum (who arrived by parachute) noted, It was a great day for all. FOR VETERAN VOICEAnnual UDT-SEAL Muster well-attended, despite scaled-back military demonstrations T H E O R I G I N A L P A R O D Y S t e v e T h e A c a d e m y O r c h e s t r AP L A Y S T H E M U S I C O FM A N N H E I M S T E A M R O L L E R T h e A c a d e m y O r c h e s t r AP L A Y S T H E M U S I C O FM A N N H E I M S T E A M R O L L E R Love 7233 On the Treasure CoastF estival of TreesShowcase: NOV 23 24 10:00a 5:00p Breakfast with Santa NOV 24 at 8:30a & 10:30aPresented by: Chelsea's on Cardinal, Vero Beach Magazine, Vero US 1 Nissan/Route 60 Hyundai, George E. Warren Corporation, Disney's Vero Beach Resort, Dorothea Leonhardt Fund of the Community Foundation of Texas RCTRIVERSIdETHEATRE To benefit the educational programs of Riverside Childrens Theatre Box Office 772.231.6990 RiversideTheatre.com 7272

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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE NOVEMBER 22, 2013 7 four-lane bridge can reasonably handle. Back in the s, planners feared upwards to 65,000 trips a day on the Palm City Bridge within a decade. Terry Rauth, Martin Countys deputy county engineer, explained that didnt happen. It went to 44,507, she said in a previous interview. The reason is the 43,300 (trips) is more than a four-lane road can handle. People start avoiding it. And Rauth thinks she knows how drivers are avoiding the Palm City Bridge until Veterans Memo rial opens. What ended up happening is (Interstate 95s State Road 76 Kanner Highway interchange) ended up reaching capacity. We feel that happened because of a lot of people avoiding going over the Palm City Bridge. Rauth said much of that avoidand coming from the southern and western ends of Palm City, and many of those drivers will head to Martin Highway to use the 3,100-foot Veterans Memorial when its opened. Projections are thatll be by Christmas. Commut ers from the north will also likely alter their driving behaviors, taking pressure off the Kanner interchange and Palm City Bridge. State Representative Gayle Harrell, Stuart, told the audience she vividly recalls trying to cross the Palm City Bridge back in the 1960s. Boats often interrupted We sat for over an hour and a half trying to cross the wooden bridge, she said. Then that bridge was replaced with a two-lane arching bridge in the early s. Things were better, Harrell said. For a little while. By the early 1990s, the Palm City Bridge had two lanes added. Pretty soon, we again had to wait and wait and wait to cross that bridge, Harrell said. In addition to adding four lanes directly connecting Palm City and Stuart, the bridges 120-foot girth will sport 10-foot shoulders for pedestrians and bicyclists. Fish ing will be prohibited, because of a lack of parking. The bridge gives boaters 55 feet of clearance. George Denti, project manager, said that when the bridge opens A couple guys will go out there and move the barricades, he said. Mitch Kloorfain/chief photographer Mitch Kloorfain/chief photographer BRIDGE from page 5 7196Children continue to struggle with hunger on the Treasure Coast, according to a new study released by Feeding America. More than one in four, or 27.4 percent, of children in Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties are going hungry, according to the Child Food Insecurity 2012 study. Food insecure is dened as peo ple who dont always know where they will nd their next meal.Lose 3-9 inches of stubborn fat while you lie on your back and listen to musicSuggested donations include: Canned meats such as tuna, salmon, chicken, turkey and ham Canned chunky soups and stews Canned beans, fruit and vegetables New, unopened plastic containers of peanut butter and jellyBring your donation & Receive:CONSULTATION &20% OFF LASER LIPOExp 12/31/132311 SE Ocean Blvd Suite A, Stuart1-800-MY-SLIMBODY or 772 223-5885 Lend a Hand & Loose the Inches! FREE HELP FEED SOUTH FLORIDA The patient and any other person responsible for the payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed payment for any services, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free services, examination or treatment.Tred J Rissacher DCPhysician owned and supervised FDA cleared machine. slimbodylaserspa.com

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8 NOVEMBER 22, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE of the collected toys will be given to families through local social-service agencies. However, for the second year, the St. Lucie County Toys for Tots is taking some direct requests for toys through the Harvest Food & Outreach Center, 2520 Orange Ave., Fort Pierce. Those individuals arrange a time to come pick up their toys, Wells said. Bobby Master Sgt. and Lorrie Barnes coordinate Toys for Tots in Brevard. The two Marine Corps veterans work though the Marine Corps League Detachment 918, Barefoot Bay. Master Sgt. is Bobbys Toys for Tots moniker. He said last year Toys for Tots Brevard gave more than 40,000 presents to almost 12,000 children. Last year was a good year, Master Sgt. said. More kids than weve had in the past. It seems every year the number of kids are growing. Those children are much more than numbers to the couple. One Christmas Eve, I got a call from (the Florida Department of Children and Families), Master Sgt. said. They had just removed a couple children from their home and placed them in a foster home. They asked if we could do anything for them for Christmas. Turned out the cash-strapped foster mother already had three children that werent getting much for Christmas. We pulled toys for them, the wife and I, we pulled some toys we had left and took them to them on Christmas Eve, Master Sgt. said. Its heartbreaking to know they had to spend Christmas away from their parents. The Barnes said that they ing presents through about 60 social-service agencies. Volunteers set up a drive through site for families to pick up the toys. Master Sgt. said volunteers, Lorrie and he have seen folks whose cars hint that they were doing well not too long ago. Others whose cars evidence lifetimes of are the people who dont have cars. Theres a couple times when weve actually had somebody come down to pick up the toys with a shopping cart, Master Sgt. said. He added, Thats really tugged at my strings over the years. How people are persistent TOYS from page 1 SeeTOYS page 9 Sunrise TheatreFOR THE PERFORMING ARTSThe Best Entertainment on the Treasure Coast An Evening WithNeil Sedaka Presenting Sponsors Fri., January 10 at 8pm Sun., January 12, 7pm Fri., November 22, 8pm Fri., January 3, 8pmPaula PoundstoneAmerica Fri., November 29, 8pmHello, Dolly!Starring Sally Struthers National Touring Company ofWith a company of 60 distinguished dancersThe Diary, Oh! Carol, Stairway to Heaven and Calendar GirlA Night of Comedy withA Horse With No Name, Ventura Highway, Sister Golden Hair and more of their hits!Winner of 10 Tony Awards Slippery When WetThe Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute Ofcially Authorized by Bon Jovi Sat., November 30, 8pm Hungarian StateFolk EnsembleAn Evening WithSinbadPresents the worlds most beloved ballet this Holiday SeasonThe Nutcracker Jack HannasInto The Wild-Live Sponsored by Animal Emergency & Referral CenterWed., December 4, 7pm Sat., December 7, 8pm Thurs., December 26, 7pm Sat., December 29, 3pm Greatest Funnyman Of All Time! CNBC Traditional European Folk Dancers, Singers and Musicians.Sponsored byHumanaThe State Ballet Theatre of Russia presentsSleeping BeautyWith a company of 60 distinguished dancersThe State Ballet Theatre of Russia 7244

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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE NOVEMBER 22, 2013 9 enough to come and get the toys, because theyre down and out that particular year. Toys for Tots has about 160 drop off locations in Brevard, which will likely nearly double in December. Collections continue until Dec. 19. In theory. In practice, late toy donations continue right to Christmas Eve. Toys for Tots coordinators urge donors to act sooner rather than later. Carol Hodnett, United Way of Martin County, is the coordinator for Martin. She was unavailable for comment by press time. However, Jim Vojcsik, executive director, said the Martin United Way has organized the toy drive for about 10 years. Its about 1,200 families a year, which equates to about 3,000 children for the Toys for Tots, he said. Martin, which has about 160 drop-off locations, is unusual in the way it distributes donated toys. Partner agencies refer screened families to the United Way program. The United Way gives them appointments to select appropriate toys at a temporary shop. The toys are set up on tables by age group, Vojcsik said. The families are pre-screened. Theyre given a time. A volunteer goes along with each one of the participants. They actually get to select the toys for their children. Recipient families are able to select one large and two small toys for each child. Additionally, they can get unlimited stocking stuffers. Along with the toys, families will receive food raised by area Boy Scouts through the recent Scouting for Food drive. This year, they collected 16,000 pounds of food for us, Vojcsik said. So, howd Toys for Tots, one of Americas most venerated charities, get started? Back in the s, Maj. Bill Hendricks was a Marine Corps reservist looking forward to ChristMitch Kloorfain/chief photographer TOYS from page 8 See TOYS page 11 GUITAR CENTER PORT ST. LUCIE1707 NW St Lucie West Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 (772) 344-2945 7323-gcs-voice-weekly-9.75x 6.3-v1.indd 1 11/19/13 11:20 AM 4100 S.W. Leighton Farm Ave. Palm City, has these and other animals available for adoption Monday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm; Wednesday 10 am-7 pm and Sunday 10 am 4 pm. For more information, please call 772-223-8822 ext. 3242 or go to: www.hstc1.org to see all of our animals available for adoption. HUMANE SOCIETY Pet of the week The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast 6962Looking for the purrfect 8 lb. female lapcat? Thats me, Mama. I am a darling 5-1/2 year-old female Domestic Shorthair feline. I adore Arnoldaffection and will tell you so while purring sweet nothings in your ear My name is Arnold and I am a year old male terrier mix. I dont understand why I was left in the shelters night drop box. I do know that I am a loving chap at Mama50 lbs. Full of affection, I am a good boy that enjoys playtime and becoming your devoted companion. The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast (HSTC), 4100 S.W. Leighton Farm Ave., PalmCity, has these and other animals available for adoption Monday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm; Wednesday 10 am-7 pm and Sunday 10 am-4 pm. For more infor mation, please call 772/223-8822 ext. 3242 or go to: www.hstc1. org to see all of our animals available for adoption. All senior pets 7 years and older are price to ANYONE looking to adopt him/her. Any Senior (62 and older) will have an adoption fee waived only if the pet is 7 years and older at the time of adoption. Tell your friends that the guest rooms takenfoster a pet; save a life. Help us help more pets by caring for those in need in your own home. Contact Bitsy McKay, bmckay@hstc1.org, 772-600-3217, to apply. Please consider adopting wonderful animals available at the HSTC...you

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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE NOVEMBER 22, 2013 11 mas like everyone else. His wife, Diane, made a doll and asked it to a girl for Christmas. He found none, so Hendricks did what any good Marine would. He organized a group of Marine Corps reservists to become Santas helpers. They collected and gave out about 5,000 toys in 1947. But mighty as Marines are in getting missions accomplished, Hendricks was also the Director of Public Relations at Warner Brothers Studios. He used the position to get some star power behind the novel project. Few remember that Walt Disney designed the Toys for Tots logo thats used to this day. Marine Corps reservists used drill weekends to collect and distribute toys from 1948 to 1979. The Total Force Program introduced in the late s reduced the drill time the Marines could commit to toy collection and distribution. By 1991, with the Secretary of Defenses blessing, nized the Toys for Tots Foundation to carry on the annual work. Nationally, the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is directed by the Commander of the Marine Forces Reserve. However, the toy drives and distribution are local campaigns that may or may not involve Marines, or Marine Corps veterans. The foundation designates coordinators for local campaigns. Wells said coordinators and volunteers appreciate anything people donate, but he had some suggestions. Each year we run short in the age group of the older girls, the young teens, he said. Both boys and girls, but we tend to run out of girls (items) before the boys. So, toys for young teens. Mostly for the girls, thank you. Then theres the little, little ones: infants and toddlers. We tend to never have enough for some reason, Wells said. So, add infants and toddlers to the need-donations list. One of the things people love to purchase were always in an abundance of is the 4 to 6 age group, Wells said. The baby dolls. When were down to the bones of donations, my walls are pink. And stuffed animals? 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VOL. 0/ISSUE 3 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013 35 cents Merry Christmas, the girl called to the Marine Corps veteran. Nathaniel Wells was unloading some late Toys for Tots donations at his home when a woman and young girl passed by. It was Christmas afternoon. He replied the holiday greeting to the lass, and asked what Santa given her. Turned out that a walk with Mom was pretty much her Christmas present that year. Oh, no, not on Wells watch. I had a bicycle perfect for her size, Wells said. Wells pressed and found out the was getting tangible presents that year. But, the woman wasnt looking for any handouts. She didnt get that her family was now the Marines mission. I loaded up a big bag of toys for them, he said. I asked where they lived. They lived two blocks away from me. Wells ended up getting the biggest gift that day. With a voice rich in emotion, he described the moment. The little girl said, Mister, can I pray for you? Wells said. He paused, audibly gathering himself. She thanked God for a man shed never met before. Wells is the coordinator for the Toys for Tots in St. Lucie County. All along the Space and Treasure coasts, Toys for Tots is looking for donations, volunteers, and collection sites. On Saturday, Nov. 23, volunteers and employees from Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River counties will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accept toy donations at the St. Lucie County Emergency Operations Center, 15305 Midway Road, Fort Pierce. The donation collection is more than just an exercise in good cheer. Its also points-of-distribution practice for St. Lucies and Indian Rivers emergency-management teams, the American Red Cross of the Treasure Coast, and Florida Department of Health agencies in Martin and St. Lucie. Wells said every year there seems to be more families who need help giving their children a Christmas. I do remember us serving more than 5,000 children (last year), he said. Thats the number that sticks out to me. Wells works with the Marine Corps Leagues Jack Ivy Detachment, 666, to coordinate Toys for Tots. He said there are more than 100 locations to donate toys in St. Lucie this year. Most Mitch Kloorfain/chief photographer Toys for Tots seeking help for families in need Patrick McCallisterFOR VETERAN vV OICEpatrick.mccallister@yahoo.comSee TOYS page 8 6965There is talk of cutting concerned?Send your thoughts to:info@veteranvoiceweekly.com

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2 NOVEMBER 22, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE 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 Affairs 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. 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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE NOVEMBER 22, 2013 3 Mitch Kloorfain/chief photographer Veterans Memorial Bridge dedicated, near completion The Veterans Memorial Bridge between Palm City and Stuart spans far more than the St. Lucie Rivers South Fork and Okeechobee Waterway. Hundreds headed to dedication ceremonies on Sat., Nov. 16, and saw it connecting veterans and civilians, Republicans and Democrats, state and federal legislators and local-government commissioners. Naming the bridge for veterans not be more appropriate, former Florida Senate President Ken Pruitt said to those gathered. Pruitt is now St. Lucies property appraiser. Numerous speakers at the dedication largely credited his persistent efforts at the state capitol years ago for the once proposed Indian Street Bridges readiness to get federal funding when the Congress enacted the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, ARRA, in 2009. There was the hue and cry for shovel ready projects. Martin County Patrick McCallisterFOR VETERAN vV OICEpatrick.mccallister@yahoo.comSee BRIDGE page 5 7227

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4 NOVEMBER 22, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE Theodore Wilson Publisher Steve Erlanger Partner Tammy Raits Managing Editor Debbi Denning Kelly Delprete Patrick McCallister Nicole Rodriguez Shelley Koppel Mitch Kloorfain Eric Macon Phil Galdys Donna Marinak SUBSCRIBE TODAY (772) 204-2409 info@VeteranVoiceWeekly.comVeteran Voice is a newspaper for veterans, POSTAL STATEMENT POSTMASTER: e Voice of Experience Veterans Day at the Kane Center Photo courtesy of Adam Levenson Photo courtesy of Adam Levenson

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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE NOVEMBER 22, 2013 5 had one, and got about $65 million to build it. This was the largest what we call ARRA project in the state, James Wolfe, district secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation, said. The Martin County Board of County Commissioners in 2011 voted to rename the project Veterans Memorial Bridge. The Veterans Council of Martin County proposed the name, along with former Martin County Veterans Haddox. Hes now the county commissioner representing Palm City. The Navy veteran emceed the dedication ceremony. Troy McDonald, Stuart city commissioner, said the bridge was a bridged their military experience to civilian lives. Many times veterans have returned home to use the skills they learned in the military to build a stronger, better nation, he said. Wolfe said future drivers will likely not realize that the bridge took decades to fund. Its going to seem like it was inevitable that it was here, he told the audience. But, there were many times it seemed impossible. Planners believe the bridge will Martin and St. Lucie commuters. Many who live in St. Lucie work in Stuart and have only a couple routes to get to and from work. Many traverse State Road 714, Martin Downs Boulevard, in Palm City to and from the Ronald Reagan Turnpike, or surface roads. But theres the bottleneck they face: the Palm City Bridge. Crossers jostle with about 45,000 drivers a day on the 1,900-foot, four-lane bridge. In other words, more than a Mitch Kloorfain/chief photographer See BRIDGE page 7 BRIDGE from page 3 7245

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6 NOVEMBER 22, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE The National Navy SEAL Museum and Memorial was the host to thousands of veterans, museum and family members, and the public at large who had the opportunity to watch a dramatic demonstration of what our Navy SEALs are capable of doing to protect Americans. Five Naval Special Warfare operators have received the Medal of Honor, our nations highest award. The museum also honored them with a memorial statue that was dedicated at the event. The statue was made possible by a generous donation from H. Ross Perot. As St. Lucie County Commissioner Tod Mowery said to the crowd, Take a picture with your cell phone or camera, send it to your friends or post it on Facebook and say Wish you were here, so next year at our 29th Annual SEAL Demonstration and Live Music Festival, even more people will be here to support our dream, the one and only national Navy SEAL Museum in the world, right here in Fort Pierce. After the ceremony and demonstration, those in attendance were treated to free passage through the museum, and food, drink was available for purchase and two great bands provided music. Rick Kaiser, retired Master Chief Navy SEAL and the executive director of the museum (who arrived by parachute) noted, It was a great day for all. F OROR V ETERAN ETERAN V OICE OICE Annual UDT-SEAL Muster well-attended, despite scaled-back military demonstrations THE ORIGINAL PARODY Steve The Academy OrchestrAPLAYS THE MUSIC OFMANNHEIM STEAMROLLER The Academy OrchestrAPLAYS THE MUSIC OFMANNHEIM STEAMROLLER Love 7233 On the Treasure CoastFestival of TreesShowcase: NOV 23 24 10:00a 5:00p Breakfast with Santa NOV 24 at 8:30a & 10:30aPresented by: Chelsea's on Cardinal, Vero Beach Magazine, Vero US 1 Nissan/Route 60 Hyundai, George E. Warren Corporation, Disney's Vero Beach Resort, Dorothea Leonhardt Fund of the Community Foundation of Texas RCTRIVERSIdETHEATRE To benefit the educational programs of Riverside Childrens Theatre Box Office 772.231.6990 RiversideTheatre.com 7272

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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE NOVEMBER 22, 2013 7 four-lane bridge can reasonably handle. Back in the s, planners feared upwards to 65,000 trips a day on the Palm City Bridge within a decade. Terry Rauth, Martin Countys deputy county engineer, explained that didnt happen. It went to 44,507, she said in a previous interview. The reason is the 43,300 (trips) is more than a four-lane road can handle. People start avoiding it. And Rauth thinks she knows how drivers are avoiding the Palm City Bridge until Veterans Memorial opens. What ended up happening is (Interstate 95s State Road 76 Kanner Highway interchange) ended up reaching capacity. We feel that happened because of a lot of people avoiding going over the Palm City Bridge. Rauth said much of that avoidand coming from the southern and western ends of Palm City, and many of those drivers will head to Martin Highway to use the 3,100-foot Veterans Memorial when its opened. Projections are thatll be by Christmas. Commuters from the north will also likely alter their driving behaviors, taking pressure off the Kanner interchange and Palm City Bridge. State Representative Gayle Harrell, Stuart, told the audience she vividly recalls trying to cross the Palm City Bridge back in the 1960s. Boats often interrupted We sat for over an hour and a half trying to cross the wooden bridge, she said. Then that bridge was replaced with a two-lane arching bridge in the early s. Things were better, Harrell said. For a little while. By the early 1990s, the Palm City Bridge had two lanes added. Pretty soon, we again had to wait and wait and wait to cross that bridge, Harrell said. In addition to adding four lanes directly connecting Palm City and Stuart, the bridges 120-foot girth will sport 10-foot shoulders for pedestrians and bicyclists. Fishing will be prohibited, because of a lack of parking. The bridge gives boaters 55 feet of clearance. George Denti, project manager, said that when the bridge opens A couple guys will go out there and move the barricades, he said. Mitch Kloorfain/chief photographer Mitch Kloorfain/chief photographer BRIDGE from page 5 7196Children continue to struggle with hunger on the Treasure Coast, according to a new study released by Feeding America. More than one in four, or 27.4 percent, of children in Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties are going hungry, according to the Child Food Insecurity 2012 study. Food insecure is dened as peo ple who dont always know where they will nd their next meal.Lose 3-9 inches of stubborn fat while you lie on your back and listen to musicSuggested donations include: Canned meats such as tuna, salmon, chicken, turkey and ham Canned chunky soups and stews Canned beans, fruit and vegetables New, unopened plastic containers of peanut butter and jellyBring your donation & Receive:CONSULTATION &20% OFF LASER LIPOExp 12/31/132311 SE Ocean Blvd Suite A, Stuart1-800-MY-SLIMBODY or 772 223-5885 Lend a Hand & Loose the Inches! FREE HELP FEED SOUTH FLORIDA The patient and any other person responsible for the payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed payment for any services, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free services, examination or treatment.Tred J Rissacher DCPhysician owned and supervised FDA cleared machine. slimbodylaserspa.com

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8 NOVEMBER 22, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE of the collected toys will be given to families through local social-service agencies. However, for the second year, the St. Lucie County Toys for Tots is taking some direct requests for toys through the Harvest Food & Outreach Center, 2520 Orange Ave., Fort Pierce. Those individuals arrange a time to come pick up their toys, Wells said. Bobby Master Sgt. and Lorrie Barnes coordinate Toys for Tots in Brevard. The two Marine Corps veterans work though the Marine Corps League Detachment 918, Barefoot Bay. Master Sgt. is Bobbys Toys for Tots moniker. He said last year Toys for Tots Brevard gave more than 40,000 presents to almost 12,000 children. Last year was a good year, Master Sgt. said. More kids than weve had in the past. It seems every year the number of kids are growing. Those children are much more than numbers to the couple. One Christmas Eve, I got a call from (the Florida Department of Children and Families), Master Sgt. said. They had just removed a couple children from their home and placed them in a foster home. They asked if we could do anything for them for Christmas. Turned out the cash-strapped foster mother already had three children that werent getting much for Christmas. We pulled toys for them, the wife and I, we pulled some toys we had left and took them to them on Christmas Eve, Master Sgt. said. Its heartbreaking to know they had to spend Christmas away from their parents. The Barnes said that they ing presents through about 60 social-service agencies. Volunteers set up a drive through site for families to pick up the toys. Master Sgt. said volunteers, Lorrie and he have seen folks whose cars hint that they were doing well not too long ago. Others whose cars evidence lifetimes of are the people who dont have cars. Theres a couple times when weve actually had somebody come down to pick up the toys with a shopping cart, Master Sgt. said. He added, Thats really tugged at my strings over the years. How people are persistent TOYS from page 1 SeeTOYS page 9 Sunrise TheatreFOR THE PERFORMING ARTSThe Best Entertainment on the Treasure Coast An Evening WithNeil Sedaka Presenting Sponsors Fri., January 10 at 8pm Sun., January 12, 7pm Fri., November 22, 8pm Fri., January 3, 8pmPaula PoundstoneAmerica Fri., November 29, 8pmHello, Dolly!Starring Sally Struthers National Touring Company ofWith a company of 60 distinguished dancersThe Diary, Oh! Carol, Stairway to Heaven and Calendar GirlA Night of Comedy withA Horse With No Name, Ventura Highway, Sister Golden Hair and more of their hits!Winner of 10 Tony Awards Slippery When WetThe Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute Ofcially Authorized by Bon Jovi Sat., November 30, 8pm Hungarian StateFolk EnsembleAn Evening WithSinbadPresents the worlds most beloved ballet this Holiday SeasonThe Nutcracker Jack HannasInto The Wild-Live Sponsored by Animal Emergency & Referral CenterWed., December 4, 7pm Sat., December 7, 8pm Thurs., December 26, 7pm Sat., December 29, 3pm Greatest Funnyman Of All Time! CNBC Traditional European Folk Dancers, Singers and Musicians.Sponsored byHumanaThe State Ballet Theatre of Russia presentsSleeping BeautyWith a company of 60 distinguished dancersThe State Ballet Theatre of Russia 7244

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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE NOVEMBER 22, 2013 9 enough to come and get the toys, because theyre down and out that particular year. Toys for Tots has about 160 drop off locations in Brevard, which will likely nearly double in December. Collections continue until Dec. 19. In theory. In practice, late toy donations continue right to Christmas Eve. Toys for Tots coordinators urge donors to act sooner rather than later. Carol Hodnett, United Way of Martin County, is the coordinator for Martin. She was unavailable for comment by press time. However, Jim Vojcsik, executive director, said the Martin United Way has organized the toy drive for about 10 years. Its about 1,200 families a year, which equates to about 3,000 children for the Toys for Tots, he said. Martin, which has about 160 drop-off locations, is unusual in the way it distributes donated toys. Partner agencies refer screened families to the United Way program. The United Way gives them appointments to select appropriate toys at a temporary shop. The toys are set up on tables by age group, Vojcsik said. The families are pre-screened. Theyre given a time. A volunteer goes along with each one of the participants. They actually get to select the toys for their children. Recipient families are able to select one large and two small toys for each child. Additionally, they can get unlimited stocking stuffers. Along with the toys, families will receive food raised by area Boy Scouts through the recent Scouting for Food drive. This year, they collected 16,000 pounds of food for us, Vojcsik said. So, howd Toys for Tots, one of Americas most venerated charities, get started? Back in the s, Maj. Bill Hendricks was a Marine Corps reservist looking forward to ChristMitch Kloorfain/chief photographer TOYS from page 8 See TOYS page 11 GUITAR CENTER PORT ST. LUCIE1707 NW St Lucie West Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 (772) 344-2945 7323-gcs-voice-weekly-9.75x 6.3-v1.indd 1 11/19/13 11:20 AM 4100 S.W. Leighton Farm Ave. Palm City, has these and other animals available for adoption Monday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm; Wednesday 10 am-7 pm and Sunday 10 am 4 pm. For more information, please call 772-223-8822 ext. 3242 or go to: www.hstc1.org to see all of our animals available for adoption. HUMANE SOCIETY Pet of the week The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast 6962Looking for the purrfect 8 lb. female lapcat? Thats me, Mama. I am a darling 5-1/2 year-old female Domestic Shorthair feline. I adore Arnoldaffection and will tell you so while purring sweet nothings in your ear My name is Arnold and I am a year old male terrier mix. I dont understand why I was left in the shelters night drop box. I do know that I am a loving chap at Mama50 lbs. Full of affection, I am a good boy that enjoys playtime and becoming your devoted companion. The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast (HSTC), 4100 S.W. Leighton Farm Ave., PalmCity, has these and other animals available for adoption Monday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm; Wednesday 10 am-7 pm and Sunday 10 am-4 pm. For more information, please call 772/223-8822 ext. 3242 or go to: www.hstc1. org to see all of our animals available for adoption. All senior pets 7 years and older are price to ANYONE looking to adopt him/her. Any Senior (62 and older) will have an adoption fee waived only if the pet is 7 years and older at the time of adoption. Tell your friends that the guest rooms takenfoster a pet; save a life. Help us help more pets by caring for those in need in your own home. Contact Bitsy McKay, bmckay@hstc1.org, 772-600-3217, to apply. Please consider adopting wonderful animals available at the HSTC...you

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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE NOVEMBER 22, 2013 11 mas like everyone else. His wife, Diane, made a doll and asked it to a girl for Christmas. He found none, so Hendricks did what any good Marine would. He organized a group of Marine Corps reservists to become Santas helpers. They collected and gave out about 5,000 toys in 1947. But mighty as Marines are in getting missions accomplished, Hendricks was also the Director of Public Relations at Warner Brothers Studios. He used the position to get some star power behind the novel project. Few remember that Walt Disney designed the Toys for Tots logo thats used to this day. Marine Corps reservists used drill weekends to collect and distribute toys from 1948 to 1979. The Total Force Program introduced in the late s reduced the drill time the Marines could commit to toy collection and distribution. By 1991, with the Secretary of Defenses blessing, nized the Toys for Tots Foundation to carry on the annual work. Nationally, the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is directed by the Commander of the Marine Forces Reserve. However, the toy drives and distribution are local campaigns that may or may not involve Marines, or Marine Corps veterans. The foundation designates coordinators for local campaigns. Wells said coordinators and volunteers appreciate anything people donate, but he had some suggestions. Each year we run short in the age group of the older girls, the young teens, he said. Both boys and girls, but we tend to run out of girls (items) before the boys. So, toys for young teens. Mostly for the girls, thank you. Then theres the little, little ones: infants and toddlers. We tend to never have enough for some reason, Wells said. So, add infants and toddlers to the need-donations list. One of the things people love to purchase were always in an abundance of is the 4 to 6 age group, Wells said. The baby dolls. When were down to the bones of donations, my walls are pink. And stuffed animals? 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