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The Observer News and The SCC Observer
210 Woodland Estates Ave, Ruskin, FL, 33570

813-645-3111 or 941-234-4242

FAX: 813-645-4118




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Nan Kirk  Sales/Sales Manager

Lynne Conlan Sales


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Chere Simmons Editor / Creative Director

Mitch Traphagen Writer / Photojournalist

Lois Kindle Freelance Writer

Phyllis Hodges Freelance Writer

Carl Nudi Freelance Writer/North Manatee

Andrea Shay, Freelance Photojournalist

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