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Vol. 43 No. 50


Serving Immokalee, Ave Maria and Eastern Collier County

Thursday, December 30, 2010

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Overtwo dozen adults andyouth
attended the inaugural Chamber
Turkey Shoot held Dec. 18. Ini-
tial weather forecasts predicted
less than favorable conditions for
the event, but as the shooting got
underway, the skies cleared and
temperatures moderated leading
to a pleasant afternoon for blasting
away at targets.
The event attracted a wide va-
riety of attendees, from seasoned
shooters looking to, "bring home
the bird" to those who had never
handled a firearm before. To keep
the playing field level, the sheriff's
office supplied five 12 gauge semi-
automatic shotguns and a 20 gauge
single fire shotgun. Each shooter
was assisted by a firearms safety
officer to ensure proper handling
and operation of the firearms. Af-
ter each volley of three shots, the
best set of targets were submitted
for the official results.

Official results are posted on
our website. Congratulations to
our category winners:
Male Shooter Jay Crandall/Rob
Female Shooter Andrea Roth/
Kim Confer
Youth Shooter Logan Wallace/
Robert Newsome
Special thanks to our event
sponsors including: Ag-Mart, Col-
lier Enterprises, Seminole Casino,
,Barron Collier Partnership, Col-
lier Health Services, Century Link,
Hodges University, Salazar Ma-
chine, Seminole Casino, Collier
Health Foundation, Lutgert Insur-
ance, Ken Thompson, Publix Su-
permarkets, Lake Trafford Marina,
Aecom, Express Professional Em-
ployment, Williams Farms, Chile
Caliente Restaurant, Fred Thomas,
Jr., photographer, Brown's Perfor-
mance Marine.

Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Eastern Collier Chamber of Commerce
Shooters turned out for the first ever Turkey Shoot event held
on Dec. 18. The event drew a number of first time shooters who
were able to get personalized instruction helping them to make
the best of their first target shooting experience.

Immokalee 2010: Local news year in review

Editor's note: For the next two
or three editions, a year in review
of the more notable occurrences
concerning Immokalee residents
will be presented in the Immoka-
lee Bulletin. Happy New Year!
January 7
The Board of County Commis-
sioners received confirmation that
when President Barack Obama
signed all the remaining Fiscal Year
2010 appropriations bills on Dec.
16, a total of $2,922,000 in federal
dollars was awarded to four Collier
County projects that will benefit
citizens throughout the communi-
ty. Those projects and their respec-
live allocations include:
Gordon Pass dredging
Interstate 75/CollierBoulevard/
S.R. 84 $800,000

Emergency Services Center
technology $800,000
Health Care Access/Physi-
cian Led Access Network (PLAN)
January 14
Collier County deputies arrested
Ubaldo Galan, 39, of Immokalee,
and charged him with armed rob-
bery, felony robbery committed us-
ing a hoax device and grand theft
in connection with the robbery at
the Immokalee Credit Union late
Monday afternoon, Jan. 11. Depu-
ties say that a man walked into
Suncoast Schools Federal Credit
Union, 1504 Lake Trafford Road,
around 5 p.m., placed a canister
on the counter and demanded
money. He was given an undis-
closed amount of money and fled
the building, leaving the canister
behind. After examining the canis-

ter, deputies determined that it was
Joy Rocco, founder of the Lee-
Collier Networking Group, she
founded the Lee-Collier Network-
ing Group to help build success on
January 21
Immokaleeans reached out to
the suffering in Haiti caused by a
7.0 earthquake. Longtime Immoka-
lee resident Frank LeGrand said
most Haitians have strong connec-
tions with family members in their
homeland and Haitians through-
out Collier County were trying to
connect with the William J. Clinton
Habitat for Humanity in
Immokalee was teaming up with
Hope for Haiti as a local drop off
point for donations from the com-
munities that can come together

and help the victims of Haiti.
January 28
The freeze that decimated thou-
sands of acres of vegetable crops
throughout southwest Florida had
an enormous effect on farm labor
income, costing field workers an
estimated $23.6 million-plus, ac-
cording to Dr. Fritz Roka, an asso-
ciate professor of agricultural eco-
nomics at the University of Florida
(UF)/IFAS Southwest Florida Re-
search and Education Center.
The Roberts Ranch Museum
hosted the fourth annual Collier
County 4-H Livestock show on
Jan. 21-24. The local elementary
schools enjoyed AgVen-tures day
where they sipped on smoothies
and learned about chickens, cows,
plants as well as some Florida his-
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December 30, 2010

Continued From Page 1

February 4
A full house crowd of 60-70 people at-
tended the Minority Task Force meeting,
sponsored by the Collier County Sheriff's
Department and led by Lt. Rene Gonzalez.
Two major concerns were expressed by lo-
cal residents-#1. that those arrested for a
misdemeanor, even if they have entered the
country illegally should not be referred for
deportation, and #2. that many residents
are afraid to report crimes against them-
selves, because they are fearful that they, the
victims, might also be considered for depor-
Depositors were a little queasy about the
closing of Florida Community Bank (FCB)
by the Florida Office of Financial Regulation,
but customers did not see any changes in
their banking business. All deposits at FCB
have been transferred to Premier American
Bank NA, which has a national charter. Pre-
mier American Bank took control of all elev-
en FCB branches, including the main office
in Immokalee and the LaBelle branch, at the
close of business on Jan. 29.
February 11
Dick Nogaj, founder of the Harvest Blue-
berry Farm and the Jubilation home own-
ership community located at Lake Trafford
Road and Carson Road, wrote a book about
the not-for-prof-it work he and his wife, Flor-
ence, have been involved in over the last 15
years. Dick and Florence started their "give-
back" work in Wheaton, Ill., with the forma-
tion of The RJN Foundation, DuPage County
Habitat for Humanity and the Harvest for
Humanity Foundation starting in the early
Rick Heers, Executive Director of I HOPE
was invited to the Feb. 11, Florida VOAD
meeting in Orlando to share material re-
garding the crisis from the freeze in South-
west Florida. FVOAD is Florida's Voluntary
Organizations Active in Disaster, a branch
of NVOAD, the National Voluntary Organi-
zations Active in Disaster. FVOAD is chaired
by Rev. Deacon Marcus Hepburn-Catholic
Charities of Florida/Florida Catholic Confer-
February 18
The International Association of Fire
Fighters (IAFF) Local #4657 Immokalee
members will be once again busy filling

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their boots for the Muscular Dystrophy Asso-
ciation. During their collection dates on Feb.
19, 26, and March 5, firefighters participated
in MDA's national Fill the Boot campaign.
February 25
The Salvation Army along with other
agencies was trying to assist people in need
from the earlier freeze. The Naples Corps
has opened a food distribution center at
2050 Commerce Ave, Unit 3, Immokalee.
The use of the building has been kindly do-
nated by Robert W Juster and Walt Burdick,
owners of TMI.
March 4
Immokalee Fire Control District conduct-
ed a Live Fire Training exercise at the address
of 305 Wells St. on Friday, Feb. 26. The Live
Fire Training was led by two live fire instruc-
tors Chief Scott Birge and Lt. Curtis Summer-
alls. Also on hand for safety and assistance
were Lt. Robert Kline and Lt. Shawn Morris
from Big Corkscrew Island Fire Rescue; also
live fire instructors.
March I I
Nearly 50 members of the Greater Naples
Leadership Council experienced the sights,
sounds and people of Immokalee for a full
day on Wednesday, March 3. Under the ca-
pable leadership of Dusti Beaubien, Dr. Car-
ole Carpenter, John Cox and Wes Scott, the
Masters Class XIV was treated to a full day
of informational activities that began at 8:45
The Guardian ad Litem (GAL) program
was looking for volunteers. Guardians speak
as an independent voice for a child caught
up in the court system. Guardians are as-
signed to children who are the victims of
abuse, neglect and abandonment cases -
not custody cases.
March 18
Hundreds of civic-minded college stu-
dents descend upon Immokalee supporting
work for the needy in the community. Dur-
ing the week of March 4, students arrived
in town to work with Habitat for Humanity,
building homes behind Lake Trafford El-
ementary School working for I HOPE in its
ongoing ministry of rehabbing homes and
mobile homes for the community.
March 25
Florida Non-Profit Services, Inc. ("FNPS")
and Immokalee Housing and Family Ser-
vices ("IHFS") held a groundbreaking cer-
emony was held on Monday, March 22, for
the Esperanza Place Apartments Phase
I, a development of 47 one, two and three
bedroom multi-family rental residences for
occupancy by farmworking families. The Es-

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peranza Place Planned Unit Development,
within which these new units are being
built, will eventually contain 176 multifamily
units, and 62 single family homes.
Fresh and fun for everyone was the
theme for the day at the Immokalee Harvest
Fest. Festival goers were treated to a beauti-
ful sunny day on Saturday, March 20, along
with the freshest in vegetable offerings, arts
and crafts, great food, music and family fun
for all!
April 1
On March 12, Lt. Raul Dimas Jr. accepted
the position as Deputy Chief of Operations.
Chief Scott Birge stated "each candidate
interviewed, held individual beneficial at-
tributes, making the decision even harder, it
was the lieutenant's added knowledge in ad-
ministrative duties that contributed to the de-
ciding factor". Lt. Raul Dimas was born and
raised in Collier County and began his career
as a volunteer firefighter with the Immoka-
lee Fire Dept. in the summer of 1986.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church celebrat-
ed the 25th anniversary of the death of a
beloved priest, Father Richard Sanders, on
March 18. Father Sanders served in Immoka-
lee from 1981 until 1985, when he died of a
massive heart attack and subsequent strokes
at age 47.
April 8
Long before the sun arose at 7:13 a.m. on
Easter Sunday morning over 150 Christians
joined together for praise, worship, sing-
ing, and preaching at the Immokalee Sports
Complex. Led by the Immokalee Christian
Fellowship, a group of evangelical churches,
families from across Immokalee joined to-
gether to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus,
and to pray as Immokalee struggles through
some challenging times.
For one week, during their Spring break,
a large group of volunteers from a United
Methodist Church in Helena, Montana
joined with a smaller group of youth and
adults from a Lutheran Church on Marco
Island and World Vision staff from Philippi,
West Virginia, to work together on a number
of projects in and around Immokalee. Their
hard work generated over $70,000 worth of
'in-kind' assistance to the work of I HOPE.
April 15
Thanks to a grant from the Collier County
Housing and Human Services department,
I HOPE continued to help needy families
whose homes were damaged severely
from Hurricane Wilma. IHOPE was seeing
great progress on three of its final homes to
be rebuilt free of charge for local qualified

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homeowners. Within the next two months
three more families would be moving into
their new, free, green homes using the lat-
est in construction that not only makes them
structurally much sturdier than typical wood
construction, but also makes them much
more energy efficient, and impervious to ro-
dents, mold and mildew.
April 22
On Tuesday, April 13, at 3301 E. Tamiami
Trail Naples, Chairman of the Board of Col-
lier Coun-ty Commissioners, Fred Coyle,
signed a Proclamation in support of The
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
for a "Day of Service" (DOS) to be held
on April 24, for an Immokalee Beautifica-
tion Project. The beautification project in-
volves power washing and freshly painting
14 houses and power washing one church
building in Immokalee.
April 29
The Immokalee Recovery Coordinating
Center was a relatively new service organi-
zation established to assist the community
of Immokalee to be prepared for future di-
sasters and to respond immediately when a
catastrophic event hits the community in the
May 6
A new partnership between the Immoka-
lee Technical Center (iTECH) and CHS
Healthcare (formerly Collier Health Servic-
es), came about from a vision, to teach stu-
dents in a "real world" setting. CHS moved
its Immokalee Family Care Center (IFCC)
office to iTECH to run side by side next to
student-run businesses at iTECH.
May 13
The Community Redevelopment Agency
(CRA) in Immokalee conducted a contest
with art students from Immokalee High
School to come up with a conceptual design
for geographical marker signs in Immoka-
lee. The CRA hopes to place the signs on
CR 846, SR 29 North of Immokalee and SR
29 South of Immokalee. They will mark the
geographic boundaries of the Immokalee
Urban Designated Area and to pay homage
to NFL star Edgerrin James, an Immokalee
May 20
The Minority and Ethnic Affairs Bureau
conducted a very informative community
meeting at the One Stop Career and Service
Center led by Lt. Rene Gonzales. The meet-
ing on Human Trafficking was led by Cpl.
Charlie Frost and Victim Advocate Marisol
Schooendorn of the Collier County Sheriff's
Department. (More next week!)

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December 30, 2010 Immokalee Bulletin

Letters to the Editor

Christmas in Immokalee
The Spirit of Christmas was indeed joyful
in Immokalee on Christmas day. Thanks to
the year after year presence of the Northside
Naples Kiwanis Club. Along with hundreds
of volunteers bring Santa and Mrs. Claus,
with thousands of toys to cheer up migrant
families and their children, throughout the
day. It was definitely a welcome treat. Be-
sides the toys, they also feed thousands of
our migrant families, who otherwise, would
not have had a Christmas dinner. This year
we even had the sponsorship of Little Cae-
sar's Pizza who served hundreds of their de-
licious pizzas with pepperoni and cheese. In
addition, they brought in their mascot, Little
Caesar who was a delight to the children.
As he walked around and handed out pizza
slices to the children.
I would also like to thank, Mrs. San-
dra Perez Jaimes, Key Club Sponsor, from
Immokalee High School. Mrs. Perez Jaimes
brought over a dozen of her IHS Key Club
members, to volunteer and assist with the
children. Throughout the day they were ex-
cited that they had taken this special day to
be involved and give back to their commu-
As you well know it has been a devastat-

ing hardship economically on our migrant
families for the past two years, because of the
tremendous freezes that have taken a toll on
our states agriculture industry. But, Immoka-
lee is blessed with people like the Northside
Naples Kiwanis Club, several organizations
and groups that always feel compassionate
to the needs of our community during this
time of year. We would like to thank them
from the bottom of our hearts.
I have always encouraged our commu-
nity and our young people to lend a helping
hand. Whenever individuals like these come
into our community, because we are hard
working people that might not have the eco-
nomic means to help out.
So, let's continue doing this so that we
can set an example to our little ones. Re-
member, "That in life, one has got to give in
order to receive."
Again, thank you to the Northside Kiwan-
is Club and to all those volunteers that came
into our community, you made our Christ-
mas holiday special. May you have a Happy
NewYear 2011 and may it bring Peace, Love,
and Prosperity into your homes.
Mr. Juan Medina
Community advocate

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by his family, Dec. 25, 2010.
Mr. Reyna was born in Traverse City, Mich., he
is preceded in death by his father Jose Trinidad
Reyna; mother Olivia (Aguirre) Reyna; and
brother Virgilio Reyna.
He married his wife, Sally (Flores) Reyna,
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(Ryan), Jessica R. Hudgins (Jasin) and Genevie
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Tow to Go program

offers safe rides home

AAA Auto Club South and Budweiser
will protect drivers on the road for New
Year's weekend with 'Tow to Go'-a pro-
gram that provides a confidential ride
home and tow, free of charge, to anyone
who may have had too much to drink by
calling 1-800-AAA-HELP (4357).
In 2009, Tow to Go removed more than
1,200 intoxicated drivers from the roads
between Thanksgiving through New Year's
Eve. Since the program's inception in 1998,
AAA Driver Service Technicians have kept
more than 12,300 drunk drivers from leav-
ing bars and restaurants when they were
too intoxicated to drive their vehicles. The
purpose of the Tow to Go program is to
protect everyone on the roads from pre-
ventable car crashes, not just the intoxi-
cated driver from a DUI. Services are now
offered throughout all of Florida, Georgia,
and West and Middle Tennessee.
"We're pleased to partner with AAA
and their service technicians to keep our
roads safe during the holiday season," said
Kathy Casso, vice president of Corporate
Social Responsibility for Anheuser-Busch.
"There's no better gift any one can give
than being a designated driver, and thanks

to Tow to Go, anyone who may have had
too much to drink can get a safe ride home
during the holidays."
AAA and Budweiser encourage individ-
uals to plan for a safe celebration by being
or choosing a 'Designated Driver' or call-
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than allowing anyone to drive whose sobri-
ety is in question.
If you are hosting a holiday party, do ev-
erything possible to make sure your guests
are safe:
Don't make alcohol the main focus of
your party. Introduce games and activities
that will allow guests to be engaged in
something other than drinking.
Keep your eyes open for guests who
may be overindulging. Someone who has
had too much to drink will need time to
sober up. Enable them to do that by cutting
off their alcohol supply.
Plan ahead to accommodate guests
who may become too intoxicated to drive.
Prepare a spare bedroom or a designated
area for those who will need a place to stay
and have the number of a local cab com-
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Students First

Rezoning area rict Schooi Park is being proposed. The
Streets within the neighbor-
schools hood are American Way, Peace
By Joe Landon Way, Patriot Court, and Consti-
Collier County District Schools tution Court. A sidewalk con-
Collier County District Schools necting the neighborhood and
A special message to parents Eden Park should be complet-
of students attending Lake Traf- / ed prior to the start of the next
ford Elementary School: I know Collier Co9 school year, when rezoning
I mentioned rezoning last week, goes into effect, so all students
and I know the Immokalee Bulletin has will be able to walk to their new school.
mentioned it before as well, and I know This plan will be in the spotlight at a very
you were sent a letter right before winter important parent rezoning meeting being
break began a couple of weeks ago. But, I held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11, in the
just want to be sure that you know about cafeteria at Eden Park Elementary School
the rezoning that will involve students from (3650 Westclox Street). If you have a ques-
your school, Lake Trafford. Here's what's tion about the rezoning, call the district's
happening. By law, there will be smaller Communications Services Department at
class sizes next year which means that 239-377-0180 in Naples or send an e-mail
more teachers and classrooms are needed. to info@collier.kl2.fl.us. And if you can't
Because Lake Trafford Elementary School make it to the meeting, and have a com-
doesn't have enough classroom space for ment or suggestion to share, go ahead and
the additional teachers and nearby Eden send it to the same e-mail address or call
Park Elementary School does, the school the 239-377-0180 number.
district is proposing a change to the atten- So, as we get ready to welcome in a
dance boundary of Lake Trafford. Rezon- new year and a new decade, I wish you
ing of the neighborhood currently attend- HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope it is your best
ing Lake Trafford that is closest to Eden year yet!

Crossroads Caf back on TV

The Education Channel, cable 99, is
pleased to announce that it will once again
air the TV series Crossroads Caf6 beginning
at noon on Saturday, Jan. 15. A total of 26
episodes make up the program that helps
students build English language skills, and
deepen their understanding of U.S. culture.
The first 10 episodes will play on Saturday,
Jan. 15, from noon to 5 p.m., with the final
16 shows broadcast on Sunday, January 16,
from noon to 8 p.m.
Crossroads Caf6 is appropriate for teach-
ing English as a second language (ESL) in

adult literacy and basic skills (pre-GED),
workplace, and correctional educational
programs. All 26 videos in this series revolve
around a city caf6 where six characters
come together and discuss life in their new
country. Each episode features "Word Play,"
an animated segment demonstrating a spe-
cific language function, and Culture Clips, a
documentary-style look at the issues drama-
tized in each episode.
To learn more, please contact the Com-
munications Services Department at 239-

Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Rick Heers

Back in time
Village Oaks Elementary takes a step "Back in Time" with their 1960s "Peace
and Love" themed float entry for the recent Christmas Parade. The colorful
float built atop the flatbed of a Sierra Harvesting truck used psychelic colors
in clothing and decorations along with the "sign of the times Peace sign."

Financial aid nights provide

valuable information

Attention parents of School District of
Collier County high school seniors! If your
child is looking to attend college, you won't
want to miss out on a very informative night
about financial aid assistance. A total of
three financial aid nights will be conducted
beginning in January.
The purpose of the evenings is to provide
information to families both parents and
students, about financial aid. Come out and
learn what is available.
7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, in the Gulf
Coast High School auditorium located at
7878 Shark Way
6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, in the
Lely High School auditorium located at 1
Lely High School Boulevard
6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, at Immoka-
lee High School located at 701 Immokalee

Drive, in Immokalee
Florida Gulf Coast University's (FGCU)
Coordinator of student financial aid Barbara
Peterson will be the presenter for the meet-
ings at Gulf Coast and Lely High School;
and Robin Blank, an expert in financial aid
from the Florida Department of Education
will lead the Immokalee High School meet-
ing. Specific topics covered will be federal
grants, student loans and scholarships in-
cluding what is available, how to apply
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA), and how the process works. Ques-
tions are also welcome and encouraged. All
of the evenings are hosted by the counseling
departments at the listed schools.
To learn more, please contact the schools

VITA site to open for tax time Volunteers are needed
After several attempts, we have finally established a VITA site at Guadalupe Social
Services in Immokalee. We are asking for volunteers that want to be trained on how
to prepare tax returns for low income taxpayers in Collier County during the 2010 tax
season. Training will be held at Hodges University (Administration Building) in Naples
on Jan. 4, 5, and 6, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Tax training will be provided by an IRS
official. After the tax training, volunteers will be required to prepare tax returns for free
on at least four Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the tax season at the Immokalee
VITA site. If interested, contact Max Guerra at the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, Legal Aid
Service of Collier County, 239-775-4555.


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The Immokalee Lion's Club was represented in the Christmas Parade with
their float that included Club member Gris and daughter Shelika Trevino, a
member of the Immokalee High School Marching Band.

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from the famous books and stories by Dr. Suess were featured on a float sur-
rounded by children and holiday decorations.


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name is Mac, nickname
is Doodlebug. he's a 3
year old pit, he has
floppy ears & a cropped
tail, (no tail). He has a
white chest. He's been
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2010. Please call us
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where he is. he will
bark at you but will not
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* Operate scanners and flow meters.

* Perform engine, transmission, drive
train, brakes, chassis, diagnosis and re-
pairs on cane harvesting and industrial
equipment including cane elevators.

* Perform mathematical calculations per-
taining to the job.

* Operate various lifting devices including
proper rigging procedures.

* Safely inspect, maintain, troubleshoot,
install and repair either in part or in
whole equipment such as conveyors, en-
gines, A/C systems, hydraulic systems,
gear boxes, pumps, turbines, fans,
valves, tracks, etc.

Email Jdooley@ussugar.com
Apply online at www.ussugar.com

US Sugar is an Equal Opportunity Employer
committed to a diverse workforce. Women
and Minorities are encouraged to apply

Your community directory
is a click away!

1/2/11 6/30/11, Flat-
woods Harvesting, Fel-
da, FL. 15 temp
positions. Operates
farm machinery to har-
vest fruit crops. Drives
truck or tractor to
transport materials,
supplies, & products.
Makes adjustments &
minor repairs to farm
machinery. Class A
CDL, Clean MVR, 3 mo
exp required.
$9.20/hr, 3/4 work
g u a r a n -
tee, tools/equip/
housing provided,
transportation & subsis-
tence exp. reimbursed.
Apply at nearest job
service office, job

Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!

Maintenance techni-
cian for family rental
complex in Immokalee.
Must be knowledgeable
in carpentry, plumbing
and electric repairs and
have painting skills.
HVAC and appliance re-
pair knowledge benefi-
cial. Bilingual Spanish
speaking candidate
preferred. Should have
own tools. Must be
bondable. Send resume
to: Esperanza Place P
0 Box 10293, Clearwa-
ter FL 33757 Fax
(727) 447-2252 Equal
Employment Opportu-
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in today's competi-
tive market? In the
employment section
of the classified
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an
ad in the classified.

Immokalee Child Care
Center is currently
seeking Teachers for
accredited Early Learn-
ing Center. Must have
CDA or equivalent and
must be able to pass
background screening.
VPK certification a plus.
Please Call:
For more information.

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will never accept any ad-
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or considered fraudulent.
In all cases of ques-
tionable value, such as
promises of guaranteed
income from work-at-
home programs if it
sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it
is. If you have questions
or doubts about any ad
on these pages, we ad-
vise that before respond-
ing or sending money
ahead of time, you check
with the Better Business
Bureau at 772-878-2010
for previous complaints.
Some 800 and 900 tele-
phone numbers may re-
quire an extra charge, as
well as long distance toll
costs. We will do our best
to alert our reader of
these charges in the ads,
but occasionally we may
not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if
you call a number out of
your area, use caution.

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Special Rent

$250 Bomelia Place, 612 N.
11th St., Immokalee. 1 & 2
BR senior apartments 55+.
Carpet, central air, water,
sewer, & trash included in
rent. Section 8/ vouchers
accepted. Call Angela
(239) 657-3649.

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you get more out of life.

No wonder newspaper
readers have more fun!

Esperanza Place
2702 W. Immokalee
Now Accepting
Be the first to Occupy!
Newly constructed;
affordable rental apts.
Rental assistance
available to qualified
households; income
limits apply.
Must be farm or grove
labor employed
Available for move-in
Jan. 2011
Get a new address for
the New Year!
1Br, 2Br/2Ba, 3Br/2Ba
Starting at $385 plus
Rental applications
available at
210A South 1st St
call 657-2009 or
Call (727) 443-3251

Equal Opportunity
Provider and Employer


Apt. 601 to 613 Nassau St.,
2BR, Central A/C, heat, carpet,
verticals, laundry on premises.
Convenient location
in quiet residential area.
Senior Citizens Discount
$625 includes water.
No Application Fee.
Apply at 601 Nassau St #4
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December 30, 2010 Immokalee Bulletin

1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts
Willowbrook Place,
Garden Lake, Summer
Glen, Heritage Villas &
Southern Villas.
Please call
For more information.
Hearing Impaired:
Call 800-955-8771
Equal Housing
This institution is an
Equal Opportunity
Provider and Employer

0 &

* 3 BR & 2 BR
CBS Construction All
include Stove, Refrig.,
Air, Ceiling Fans, Util.
Rm. w/W&D Hookup,
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vice. Pets Allowed w/
Deposit. Walk to Store.
Privately Owned
Call (239)867-4265
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Farm Worker Village
invites you to come
home. Available now 1,
2, 3 & 4 bedroom rental
homes, starting as low
as $425.00. Call us
at 239-657-3649
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When wildfire threatens -

tips to help you get out safely



The primary role of the maintenance
planner is to improve work force pro-
ductivity and work quality through
proper planning and coordination of
parts, machine time, and labor. This
position is responsible for:
* Planning and scheduling all mainte-
nance work performed in the as-
signed area and coordination
between operations and mainte-
* Serves as the principal contact be-
tween maintenance and operations
in the assigned area.
* Prepares detailed job plans with
task specific instructions.
* Executes the planning process
while meeting applicable safety re-
* Develops and coordinates the
maintenance work schedules.
* Estimating job cost including labor,
materials, and contract service re-
* Plans and schedules Preventive
and Predictive Maintenance in part-
nership with the Reliability Engi-
* Provides analysis and reporting of
maintenance performance results
including leading and lagging met-

Knowledge and Skills:

Strong organizational skills. Strong
computer skill including experience in
effectively utilizing a Computerized
Maintenance Management System
(SAP) Inventory control experience
preferred. Familiarity with different
types of agricultural equipment in-
cluding rolling stock (tractors, har-
vesters, implements, vehicles, etc.),
pump and power units and conveyor
systems is a plus.


United States Sugar Corporation is
one of America's largest diversified,
privately held agribusiness firms. We
are employee owned and headquar-
tered on the southern shore of Lake
Okeechobee between Fort Myers and
West Palm.

Email: Jdooleyaussugar.com

Apply online at www.ussugar.com

Metal Roofs
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Office (863)675-7045
Fax (863)612-1158

Should your house be threatened by
wildfire, you may be advised to evacuate
by a fire or law enforcement official. Do not
try to fight the fire yourself if you have been
asked to evacuate the area.
Protect your family
Evacuate all family members as well as
Include special items needed for infant,
elderly or disabled family members and
Contact a friend or relative and rely your
plans of where you are going.
Tune in to a local television or radio sta-
tion and listen for updates and instructions.
Place valuable papers and mementos in
the car.
Wear protective clothing-sturdy shoes,
cotton, or woolen clothing, long pants, a
long-sleeved shirt, gloves and a handker-
chief to protect your face.
Choose a route away from fire hazards.
Watch for changes in the speed and direc-
tion of fire and smoke.
Take these steps for your home:
Protect the exterior of your home
Close all exterior doors and windows.
Place combustible patio furniture in the
house or garage.
Shut off propane at the tank or natural
gas at the meter.
Make sure all garden hoses are con-


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nected to faucets and attach a nozzle set on
Fill trash cans and other containers with
water. Soak rags, towels or small rugs with
water to use in beating out embers or small
Consider placing a lawn sprinkler on the
roof if water pressure is adequate. Do not
turn on water until burning embers begin
to land on the roof in order to conserve the
water supply.
Wet or remove shrubs within fifteen of
the home.

Protect the interior of your home
Close all interior doors.
Leave a light on in each room to increase
the visibility of your home in heavy smoke.
Remove lightweight and/or non-fire resis-
tant curtains and other combustible materi-
als from around windows.
If available, close fire resistant drapes,
shutters or Venetian blinds.
Turn off all pilot lights.
Move flammable furniture into the center
of the home, away from windows and slid-
ing glass doors.

Public Meetings
The Environmental Advisory Council
will hold a public meeting on Wednesday,
Jan. 5, 2011 at 9 a.m. at the Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners chambers, third floor,
Collier County Government Center, 3299 Ta-
miami Trail East, Naples.
The Collier County Affordable Housing
Advisory Subcommittee will meet Wednes-
day, Jan. 5, at 9 a.m. in the conference
room of the Health Department located on
the Collier Government Campus, Suite 206
at 3339 E. Tamiami Trail, Naples.
Hearings of the Collier County Value
Adjustment Board Special Magistrate will
be held Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011 at 9 a.m.
in the VAB Hearing Room, Suite 419, Fourth
Floor, Collier County Government Center,
3299 Tamiami Trail East, Naples.
The Collier County Planning Commis-
sion will meet Thursday, Jan. 6, at 8:30
a.m. in the Board of County Commissioners
chambers, third floor, Collier County Gov-
ernment Center, 3299 Tamiami Trail East,
The Affordable Housing Advisory Com-
mittee currently has two vacancies and is
seeking one member as a for profit provider
of affordable housing and one member as
an alternate. One of these members must be
a resident of Immokalee. This is an 11 mem-
ber committee created by Ordinance 91-65
as amended to monitor the implementation
of the Affordable Housing Task Force's rec-
ommendations, and the goals, objectives,
and policies of the Housing Elements of the
County's Growth Management Plan and the
City's Comprehensive Plan,

Roadshow Begins Next Week in Lehigh Acres!

By Jason Delong
Treasure Hunters Roadshow

Clean out your attics, closets and
lock boxes because the Roadshow is
coming to Lehigh Acres. Roadshow
experts will be in town examining
antiques, collectibles, gold and silver.
While the Roadshow will accept
anything that's old, they will be
focusing on gold and silver coins made
before 1964, military items, toys and
trains, musical instruments, pocket and
wrist watches. Scrap gold is expected
to be a popular category this week due
to soaring gold prices.

"U.S. coins dated 1964 and
before are most sought after
by collectors. Coins made
before 1964 are 90% silver
and valuable because of
the silver content or could
be worth even more if one
happens to be a rare date."

Expert buyers for the Roadshow
have noticed a tremendous increase
in the amount of gold coming to
the Roadshow and for good reason.

Got Gold? Next week, visitors can cash in on antiques, collectibles,
gold, silver, coins or just about anything that is old.

Record gold prices have Roadshow
guests cashing in on broken jewelry or
jewelry they don't wear anymore with
our "fair and honest" purchase offers.
The Roadshow encourages anyone
planning a visit to take a minute and
examine their jewelry box or their lock
box at the bank and gather anything
that's gold. If a guest is not sure if
something is gold, bring it anyway
and the Roadshow staff will test it
for free. Other gold items of interest
include gold coins, gold ounces, gold
proof sets and dental gold.
Other types of items Roadshow
experts hope to see include old
toys and train sets. Archie Davis,
roadshow toy expert spoke about
some of the top toys getting great
offers. "Old tin windup toys from
the late 1800's through the 1960's
are in great demand now," said
Davis, "Especially those that are
character related. Mickey Mouse,
Donald Duck, the Flintstones or any
character toys are sought. Old Buddy
L toys from the 1920's to 1960's are
in demand." Basically any toys made
before 1965 are wanted. Train sets
made by Lionel, American Flyer,

Marklin and others have the potential to
fetch a large sum. Davis also stressed,
"Toys with boxes and in mint condition
bring sensational prices. Most of the
toys that come to the Roadshow are not
in perfect shape but can still bring good
prices from collectors."

When expert Tom Fuller was
asked what he enjoyed most about
working at the Roadshow, he was
quick to answer, "Old coins and
paper currency. For as long as I can
remember I have been fascinated with
collecting coins. I would go through

Above A guest listens in as Mike Delong estimates
and tells about the values of his coin collection.

the change in my parents grocery store
looking for rare dates and errors. Once,
I found a silver quarter that I sold for
$300.00. Not bad for an 8 year old."
Fuller went on to explain that any
U.S. coins made before 1964 are most
sought after by collectors. Coins made
before 1964 are 90% silver and valuable
because of the silver content or could be
worth even more if one happens to be a
rare date. "We help people sort through
their coins for unique dates. We buy all
types of coins at the Roadshow from
wheat pennies to buffalo nickels, which
are valuable from one coin to an entire

"If you go to the Roadshow,
you can cash-in your items
for competitive prices.
Roadshow representatives
will be available to assess
and purchase your items at
the Microtel Inn & Suites,
next Tuesday through next
Saturday in Lehigh Acres."

truckload. See you at the Roadshow."
said Fuller.

Our International Collectors Association members
are looking for the following types of items.
* COINS Any and all coins made before 1964. This includes all silver and gold
coins, dollars, half dollars, quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies. All conditions
gold and silver during this event. Broken Jewelry, dental gold, old coins, pocket
watches, Kruggerands, Gold Bars Canadian Maple Leafs, Gold, Silver, Platinum,
diamonds, rubies, sapphires and all types of stones, metals, etc. Rings, bracelets,
necklaces, all others including broken jewelry. Early costume jewelry wanted.
* WATCHES & POCKET WATCHES Rolex, Tiffany, Hublot, Omega, Chopard,
Cartier, Philippe, Ebel, Waltham, Swatch, Chopard, Elgin, Bunn Special, Railroad,
Hamilton, all others.
* TOYS, TRAINS & DOLLS All types of toys made before 1965 including: Hot
Wheels, Tonka, Buddy L, Smith Miller, Nylint, Robots, battery toys, Mickey
Mouse, all other toys Train sets, all gauges, accessories, individual cars,
Marklin, American Flyer, Lionel, Hafner, all other trains Barbie Dolls, GI Joe,
Shirley Temple, Characters,
German, all makers accepted. _

Civil, Revolutionary, WWI, WWII,
etc. Items of interest include
swords, badges, clothes, photos,
medals, knives, gear, letters, etc.
Metal and Porcelain signs, gas
companies, beer and liquor makers,
automobile, implements, etc.


The Roadshow is in Lehigh Acres Next
Week, So Don't Miss Out on Cashing In I

January 4th 8th
Tuesday Friday: 9AM 6PM & Saturday: 9AM 4PM

Microtel Inn & Suites
1320 Business Way, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
Directions: (239) 369-2121 Show Info: (217) 726-7590

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Gold and Coin Prices
High, Cash In How
"It's a modern day gold
rush," said Treasure Hunters
Roadshow Jeff Parsons.

Gold is now trading near 40
year highs, and you can cash
in at the Treasure Hunters
Roadshow. All types of gold are
wanted, including gold coins,
Krugerrands, Maple Leafs,
and other gold bars, etc. All
gold jewelry, including broken
jewelry is accepted. Anything
gold and silver is wanted.

All sports memorabilia is in high demand
including: Pre 1970's baseball cards; auto-
graphed baseballs, footballs & basketballs;
jerseys; signed photos; etc...

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