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Title: Immokalee bulletin
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 44 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Independent Newspapers of Florida
Place of Publication: LaBelle, FL
Publication Date: 09-22-2011
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By Moises DiazSpecial to the Immokalee Bulletin The Immokalee High School football team took the eld at Bear Stadium Friday night to face the Palmetto Ridge Bears. It w as the battle of the unbeaten, as the 2-0 Bears took host to the 2-0 Indians. Both teams were coming off of huge upset wins w ith Palmetto Ridge beating Gulf Coast and Immokalee High getting past rival Naples High. After a few years of getting left out of the picture, the Indians are back; looking to regain the self appointing title of County Champs. On Friday night, the Immokalee Indians blew past the Palmetto Ridge Bears 66 to 7. On the rst play from scrimmage, junior running back Jacky Marcellus took the ball for a 65 yard touchdown run. It would be the rst of many touchdowns for the Indians on the night. After the Bears fumbled on their rst play, the Indians score again just a minute and twelve seconds into the game. Star quarterback Tshumbi Johnson connected with sophomore wide receiver JC Jackson for a 30 yard touchdown pass to bring the score 14 to 0. Palmetto Ridge only recovered two fumbles of their eight on the night. The Indians redwood defense has never looked better. They held the Bears to 129 total offense and pouncing on every loose ball. Marcellus also had a 40 yard touchdown run to end the rst quarter 28 to 0. Rante' Baker, who hasn't been much of a factor since his freshman year due to injury, came up big for the Indians on Friday night. First, T. Johnson connected with Baker through the air on a 37 yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. Then late in the game, Baker came up with a huge 82 yard touchdown catch from backup quarterback Joslin Alberique. Although Tshumbi Johnson didn't have a 400+ yards game, he didn't have to, the rest of the team took the spot light. "Wow I'm very proud of how we came out and just played four quarters of football and didn't let up for anyone," said Tshumbi Johnson. "582 total yards is something that I've never seen an Immokalee team do before," added Tshumbi Johnson. It was a great win for the Indians, yet T.Johnson is already looking ahead and focusing on the next game. Lake Wales travels to Gary Bates Stadium on Friday the twentythird. The two schools have only ever met once on the eld, back in 1991 where the Indians lost 32 to 14. That game doesn't mean much to this upcoming game, but it isn't going to slow the Indians preparation during the week. Lake Wales are coming of f their bye week and stand at 2-0 on the season. Although both teams are in the same classi cation (Class 5A), they aren't in the same district. It will be a good match up for the Indians to play a team in the same classi cation. The game will kick off in Immokalee at 7:30. ed as an unpaid consultant and previously helped in this process as a paid consultant. CRA Director Penny Phillippi voiced the group's ultimate goal to make Immokalee business and development "friendly" and to include a lot of "green" initiatives that will put Immokalee ahead in the intelligent use of its resources. Part of the discussion brought to light the complicated nature of such codes as they try to regulate various types of activities and circumstances fairly. Several members were concerned with ensuring some exibility in the Lake Trafford area. Working to lower the cost of landscaping by using native vegetation. The old landscaping code was geared toward coastal areas, locals feel, and not a good t for Immokalee since it is very costly and involved. Discussion was also generated on appropriate places for farmworker housing. It's also important to locals that code enforcement personnel have intimate knowledge of Immokalee and that the codes re ect Immokalee's unique needs and aspirations. Locals feel the county wants to rezone and squeeze some longtime mobile home parks out of Immokalee. It's a matter of preserving the rights of these mobile home park owners, they feel and want to ensure these people keep their property. Because Immokalee is a working community, locals feel obligated to protect residents as well as the need incentives to bring in new industry. Carey Williams of Williams Farms has served on the Master Plan visioning board. As a member of the CRA board, she has been involved in working on the Land Development codes in Immokalee. "I would encourage business people to come to these meetings and share their concerns and comments," she urged. A pedestrian friendly downtown area is one of Ms. Phillippi's goals. A walking downtown oriented toward pedestrian traf c is vital to Immokalee, she believes. The group will continue the ne tuning process. Cognizant of the hard work already put into the Land Development regulations b y locals, she is con dent the job will be completed soon. "We're so close to being done," she said. 2 Immokalee Bulletin September 22, 2011Serving Immokalee Since 1969To Reach UsMailing Address: P.O. Box 518€ LaBelle, FL 33975 Physical Address: 22 Ft. Thompson Ave. Phone: (239) 657-6000 € Fax: (863) 675-1449 Website:www.newszap.com/immokaleeTo Submit NewsThe Immokalee Bulletin welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, story ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (239) 657-6000 to reach our newsroom. The deadline for all news items is 11 a.m. on Monday prior to the following Thursdays publication. E-Mail: ibnews@newszap.comTo Place a Display AdPhone:(239) 657-6000 The deadline for all advertising is 4 p.m. on Friday for the following Thursdays publication E-mail: cbadsales@newszap.comBilling DepartmentE-mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Place a Classified AdCall 1 -877 353-2424 or to place it from home go to www.newszap.comFor SubscriptionsPhone: 1-800-282-8586 Visit newszap.com or email readerservices@newszap.com.StaffNews Editor: Patty Brant Community News Editor: Dee Hamilton Advertising Services Coordinator: Dale Conyers Advertising Services: Barbara CalfeePublisher: Tom ByrdExecutive Editor: Katrina ElskenOur PurposeƒThe Immokalee Bulletin is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on profit margins below industry standards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledgeƒ€To operate this newspaper as a public trust €To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. €To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues. €To report the news with honesty, accuracy, purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. €To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. €To disclose our own conflicts of interest or potential conflicts to our readers. €To correct our errors and to give each correction the prominence it deserves. €To provide a right to reply to those we write about. €To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion. P P u b l i s h e d b y CODEContinued From Page 1 Indians deal crusher to unbeaten Bears, 66-7 w ork experience in the restaurant business. They practice culinary arts by creating special dishes from many different cultures throughout the week. Chris Ozuna has the coveted job of preparing the specials this week, and he turned to classmate Larry Butler for help and inspiration. Ozuna said, "We had menu specials from different cultures, including Chinese and TexMex. Then I heard Larry Butler talking about soul food, and I thought, "I'd love to learn about soul food. So Larry is helping me out w ith the menu and the preparation." Butler chimed in, "This Friday, we're going to have collard greens, cornbread, blackeyed peas, and chicken. All prepared with soul," he added, with a twinkle in his eye that made a pretty convincing argument that he knows the secret recipes for "soul." There are also standard menu items alw ays available at the i-Town CafŽ, including the garden-fresh salad bar. Miguel Alfonso, w ho is currently in charge of the salad bar, said, "My favorite job is cooking, but it's important to get experience in every area of the cafŽ. With the salad bar, the key is to make sure we have a good variety of fresh items. A fter that, you just have to keep an eye on it in case we need to re-stock anything." Marcos Salvador is in charge of another i-Town CafŽ favorite--the specialty pizzas, which are baked with the dancing ames of a stone- red brick oven. "I like this job," said Marcos, "because you stay really busy with a lot of customers, and they leave here happy." Lunch isn't the only thing served at the i-Town CafŽ. Students prepare coffees, smoothies, and other specialty drinks at the i-Town Coffee Shop, from 6:45 until 10:30 a.m. Students like Hermelindo Cardenas come in early on a rotating basis to get experience preparing breakfast for the early morning crowd. Cardenas said, "I like coming in to work on breakfast, because it's one of my favorite meals of the day. We always have breakfast tacos, and different specials like biscuits and gravy, or French toast or casseroles. And then I work the grill making eggs and sausage to order. Principal Dorin Oxender said, "We're back in business for the new school year; open 6:45 for breakfast and 11 a.m. for lunch. Come and join us this Friday for Soul Food, and rememberWe're teachin' what your eatin'!" iTOWNContinued From Page 1 New Hope Ministry's School of the Bible invites all families to attend their September Family Fun Day Event with a movie to be held at the Immokalee Community Park this Saturday, Sept. 24, from 3 to 5 p.m. Admission is free to all children/families, and free refreshments will be provided as an afternoon viewing of a family-friendly' movie is shown. Parents may drop off their children, or they may attend with their children. The Community Park is located at 321 First Street North. Family Day Event planned

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Friday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming southwest around 6 mph. Friday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. North wind around 6 mph becoming calm. Saturday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 93. Light west wind. Saturday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, w ith a low around 75. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph. Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. West wind between 3 and 6 mph. Sunday night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, w ith a low around 76. Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Monday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, w ith a low around 74. W eather Forecast Church to host Homecoming celebrationFirst Baptist Church Of Immokalee is having its 95th Homecoming Celebration on Oct. 9 Dr. Babb Adams will be our visiting pastor and we are looking forward to having former members and anyone who wishes to celebrate with us to join us at 9:30 a.m., for a special time of sharing and music. We will be honoring our “Distinguished Senior Members” for there accomplishments to the church and our community. Remember to mark your calendars to join us on Sunday, Oct. 9, for Homecoming. We will also have “dinner on the grounds” in the fellowship hall immediately following the celebration. Please stay and have lunch and fellowship with us. First Baptist is located at 1411 Lake Trafford Road, Immokalee.. Please call the church, 239-657-2694 i f you have any questions or need directionsGospel Concert plannedThe public is invited to a good ol’ Gospel Concert featuring Mintzy Berry Lee of Immokalee along with guitarist Clyde McPhatter of Miami, Ricky Williams of Miami and drummer Boby Williams of Miami. The concert is set for Sunday, Oct. 2 at 3 p.m., at The House of Prayer, 401 South Second Street, Immokalee. There is no admission fee but a love offering will be taken. For more information, please call 239-658-1300 or 239-658-2771.. Community Events By Steve Hart, Immokalee TodaySpecial to the Immokalee Bulletin The question posed by the Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency’s citizens advisory board back in July: is Immokalee ready for hotel? The answer, according to a feasibility study by the rm Interim Hospitality Consultants: Yes, indeed! Something, perhaps, on the order of an 80-room hotel bearing the trademark of such mid-range hospitality industry notables like Spring Hill Suites by Marriott, Ramada or W ingate inns by Wyndham, Hampton Inn by Hilton, Comfort Inn by Choice, La Quinta or Best Western or Holiday Inn Express. “The demand centers for the proposed hotel are the Seminole Indian Casino, the university and residential community of Ave Maria, the Florida State University School of Medicine and the University of Florida (IFAS facility),” suggests the report. The consultants acknowledge the mostly-agricultural heritage of Immokalee may not have been a draw for hotel chains. But also points out this is a new day for the community. “At the onslaught of the 21st Century this is changing,” the report reads. “The Immokalee Technical Center has been joined by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and a medical school program from Florida State University to form a solid base for all emerging economies – education for the residents of Immokalee.” The Immokalee Inn has historically been the guest bedroom for the community but with only 30 rooms, the Immokalee Inn is lled – to over owing with casino patrons most of the year. The casino has found it necessary to contract with hotels in Naples and Marco Island to house guests. A new name-brand hotel in Immokalee could produce as much as $2 million in gross revenue by 2014 running at a 69 percent occupancy rate, the consultant’s report suggests. Penny Phillippi, executive director of the Immokalee CRA, said the report is good news and not at all meant to disparage the Immokalee Inn. She said it simply points out the need for additional hotel rooms in the community. Report: New local hotel possible for Immokalee  The Collier County Tourist Development Council will meet Monday, Sept. 26, at 9 a.m., in the Board of County Commissioners Chambers, third oor, Collier County Government Center, 3299 Tamiami Trail East, Naples.  The Collier County Planning Commission will hold a public meeting on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 9 a.m., in the Board of County Commissioners chamber, third oor, Collier County Government Center, 3299 E. Tamiami Trail, Naples. Public Meetings Mental health counseling and evaluation services are now available locally for the rst time at the new of ce of the Counseling Associates. The Counseling Associates is the largest mental health group private practice in SW Florida, with eight doctors. In order to better serve patients, they have opened an Ave Maria/Immokalee location in the of ce suites located directly on Annunciation Circle in Ave Maria. Other of ce locations include Naples, Bonita Springs and Ft. Myers. The Counseling Associates provides services for adults, teens and children. Both individual, couples and family counseling is available for depression, anxiety, stress management, parenting and many other issues. Evaluation and testing is available for attention-de cit hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, gifted program participation, and forensic/legal problems. With eight doctors with varying areas of expertise, the Counseling Associates is able to refer new patients to the doctor who will be most helpful to them given their particular presenting problems, as well as their practical needs (such as appointment time and health insurance). Dr. Rosemary McCullough, Dr. Tina Jules and Dr. Thea Craig will be staf ng the Ave Maria of ce. Appointments are available between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday–Friday, and Saturday by appointment. If you would like further information, please feel free to contact us at 239-3481006. Local mental health services now available

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4 Immokalee Bulletin September 22, 2011 Emphasis on ScienceBy Joe LandonCollier County District Schools We like to say that our science department makes science come alive for our students. That’s truer than ever because of the sharp focus on science instruction this year both here and across the state. If you are a parent of one of our students, or an interested community member, I’m guessing you’d like to know more about what’s going on with science instruction today. Curt Witthoff, our district’s Coordinator of K-12 Science & Environmental Education, tells us what’s happening in his own words: “Science instruction is being enhanced by the implementation of our newly adopted instructional materials. They are creating a buzz about science education. Our new materials are aligned with the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for the rst time ever. The other cause for excitement is in the materials we adopted. Also for the rst time ever, we have both a print and digital resource for our Kindergarten thru eighth grade classrooms. National Geographic is available in print at the elementary level and a print version of Holt Science Fusion is in use in middle school. From the digital world, we use the Discovery Education: Science Techbook. This Web-based tool includes hands-on labs, reading passages, electronic books, video segments, virtual labs, and an animated vocabulary. This is a year of change for science assessment as well. The Florida Department of Education is implementing three new assessments. These include the Science FCAT 2.0 in both fth and eighth grade. These tests are the nal piece in aligning state science benchmarks, science instructional materials, and state science assessments. The high school Biology Endof-Course (EOC) exam is new this year. It replaces the old 11th grade Science FCAT. Regardless of grade level, students taking Biology 1, Biology 1 Honors, or the Pre-Advanced International Certi cate of Education Biology course, will sit for this exam in May. For this year’s ninth graders, the exam will count 30 percent (regardless of when they take the Biology exam) of their nal grade. Beginning with next year’s 9th graders, a passing score must be earned on the Biology EOC to earn their required Biology credit.” – Curt Witthoff So there’s a lot that’s new with science instruction. For moms, dads, and guardians, knowing what’s taking place will be helpful as you try to guide your child’s education. So it’s a “heads up” for you. And I share this, too, as a reminder that education – in science or any subject – doesn’t just happen. There’s a whole lot of thought, coordination, and work involved in making it happen. Students First TSIC hosts meet and greetTake Stock in Children program will soon hit the road with our new CEO. Join us and others who share your passion for education at an informal “meet and greet” reception and discussion with Take Stock in Children’s President & CEO, Emilio Alonso-Mendoza on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 9 a.m. at Immokalee Technical Center, 508 North 9th Street, Immokalee. To RSVP, please call 239657-2461. The schools in your community are inviting parents and community members to be involved in the schools’ planning processes. School Advisory Councils (SAC’s) are for parents and community members with interest in lling a meaningful advisory role supporting schools.  Immokalee SAC Workshop – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27 in the cafeteria of Immokalee Middle School located at 401 9th Street (in Immokalee). Parents and community members supporting Immokalee schools are encouraged to attend. SAC Workshops are for all Collier County community members and parents wanting to learn more about getting involved with their school’s SAC, to understand SAC basics, and to provide SAC training and tools. All SAC meetings at all Collier County Public Schools are announced monthly and open to all community members and parents; in addition, many schools have SAC membership seats open that need to be lled soon. It is hoped that you will contact your local school principal about the SAC schedule and meetings and attend a CCPS SAC Workshop. CCPS School Advisory Councils: Community information workshop The Lorenzo Walker will host an Open House inviting the public to see the campus and learn more about the programs offered. Are you considering a new career? Want to learn a new language? Looking for a new kind of high school to attend? If so, then Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology (LWIT) and Lorenzo Walker Technical High School (LWTHS) invite you to their Open House from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 1. The Open House will showcase the schools’ facilities, programs and services, and will be held on the campus located at 3702 Estey Avenue (near the Naples Airport). The event is open to the public and includes free mini-manicures, massages, music and prizes. There will also be various auto and cooking demonstrations. LWIT’s culinary arts program will have food available for purchase at stations throughout the campus. There’s something for everyone at LWIT and LWTHS. LWIT has year-long programs to prepare you for a new career or; short evening classes in cooking, auto care, and computer skills; and adult English and GED classes. Plus, LWTHS is a full-service high school for teens preparing for both college and the careers of the future. Come and see the beautiful campus and learn what the two schools have to offer. Programs include majors in Dentistry, Nursing, Computer Science & Multi Media Arts, Transportation, Child Care, Personal Services, and much more. LWIT to host Open House Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Adam HerreraBig win!Immokalee High School Indians celebrate with fans as they take another big win against two time undefeated Palmetto Ridge Bears crushing the host team 66-7. Courtesy photo

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Celebrations .newszap.com/celebrationsEngaged? Just married? Golden anniversary? Birthday? Holiday? New baby? Share your news in print and onlineFor a modest charge, each package includes: and family Submit your good news today at 5 Immokalee Bulletin September 22, 2011 Take Stock in Children’s Strides For Education 5K Walk/Run plannedHelp Collier students make great strides toward their future by hosting a 5K walk/ run on Saturday, Nov. 19, to bene t the Take Stock in Children Scholarship & Mentoring program. Put on your sneakers and invite others to form a team and participate in this w orthy event. All student participants, high school juniors through college, are eligible to win scholarship dollars in prizes and drawings! Check in for the event starts at 7:30 am. The run starts at 8:30 a.m., at the Collier County School District Admin. Center located at 5775 Osceola Trail (behind Barron Collier High School). The cost is $10 for students, $35 for adults including a free T-shirt if registered by Oct. 14. Join us for prizes, drawings, food, music, and fun. To register for the 5K Walk/Run, visit: w ww.GetOnTheBusCollier.org/5KWalk or call 239-643-4755. Corporate team registration is available for $500 for up to eight runners. Call The Education Foundation for more information. This event is generously sponsored by McDonald's, The Naples Daily News, Suncoast for Kids Foundation and Collier County Public Schools. The local McDonald's Owner/Operators, Mike Adams and Tom O'Reilly have actively supported the educational system in Collier County for over thirty years. "McDonald's is supporting the Take Stock in Children 5K because it helps in ful lling our commitment to assist in providing the best educational opportunities for the children of the community. We feel that a quality education in grades K-12 is the foundation for students who desire to go on to college or other post secondary educational training," remarked Tom O'Reilly. "We are excited to be a part of an event that not only encourages a healthy and active lifestyle, but also assists in providing scholarship funds for deserving students looking to continue with their education." Take Stock in Children is a statewide scholarship and mentoring program that provides deserving students an opportunity to ful ll their potential and attend college. The Education Foundation of Collier County administers the program for all Collier County middle and high schools, except Immokalee Middle and High School which is administered by the Immokalee Foundation. At the state level, this event is also sponsored by Pollo Tropical, Berkowitz Dick Pollack & Brant, Tire Kingdom, Comcast, and the Helios Education Foundation. Upcoming 5k walk/run to help local children Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Adam HerreraIndians score anotherD’Ernest Johnson scores on a 5 yd run during the Friday game against Palmetto Ridge. The Immokalee Indians dominated the game throughout winning 66-7. Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Adam HerreraTouchdown runJacky Marcellus took the ball for a 65 yard touchdown run during Friday’s game against Palmetto Ridge. The hometeam dealt a tough game to the once undefeated Bears.

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Employment Full TimeRAILROAD SUPERNUMERARYHarvest Season• Possess a current locomotive engineer’s certi cation.• Have a valid driver’s license Class E or above as stated in the railroad operating manual.• Have knowledge of proper operation of locomotive and airbrakes.• Ability to follow proper safety and housekeeping procedures pertaining to the area.• Ability to maintain clear and proper communication by hand signals, radio and lantern with Conductor and Switchman.• Ability to perform mathematical calculations pertaining to the job.• Must be able to perform the duties of Engineer, Conductor or Switchman when necessaryEMAIL: Jdooley@ussugar.com OR apply online at www.ussugar.com FOOD SERVICES COORDINATOR PACE Collier is seeking experienced Food Services Coordinator w/prior school cafeteria experience, a food managers license and/or food handlers certi cate preferred. Please apply online at: www.pacecenter.org or in person at: 160 N 1st St. Immokalee, FL Employment Full Time Employment Full Time MULTICRAFT/ MECHANICS Hourly Rate $23.22 MECHANICAL SKILLS Safely fabricate, install, inspect, maintain, troubleshoot and repair conveyors, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps, turbines, steel structures, chutes, valves, pressure vessels. WELDING SKILLS PASS 6G WELDING TEST Utilize miscellaneous metal working equipment and processes such as arc welding, oxygen/acetylene, MIG, TIG and plasma methods to perform welding functions. Need candidates with experience on plant machinery or heavy farm equipment. Send resume or brief paragraph of experience to: Email Jdooley@ussugar .com Apply online at www.ussugar.com How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome 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 advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require 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. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments Esperanza Place 2693 Marianna Way, #308 Available for Immediate Occupancy 3Br/2Ba Apartments Handicap units available Rental assistance available to quali ed households Rental Rates start at $635 plus utilities Income limits apply. Must be farm or grove labor employed Rental applications available at the Rental Of ce or call 657-2009 Mon-Fri, 8:00AM-5:00PM (TDD 1-800-955-8771) Equal Housing Opportunity Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Reading a newspaper helps you get more out of life.No wonder newspaper readers have more fun! 6 Immokalee Bulletin September 22, 2011 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com

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By Steve Hart, Immokalee TodaySpecial to the Immokalee Bulletin Immokalee will remain part of a multi-county economic development effort, grouped with the interior counties of Hendry, Glades, DeSoto and others. Collier County lawmakers last week approved the extension of an agreement with the Florida Of ce of Tourism, Trade & Economic Development that includes Immokalee (and the northern-most block of Collier County) in one of Florida's Rural Areas of Critical Economic Concern (RACEC, often pronounced as an acronym, "Race-ek.") The agreement's extension means Immokalee, as a community, will continue to participate in economic development with the Florida Heartland Regional Economic Development Initiative (FHREDI, pronounced as an acronym, "Freddie."). As part of the agreement extenion, Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency Executive Director Penny Phillippi was appointed by the Collier lawmakers as the of cial Collier representative to FHREDI. That post was previously lled by the Collier County Economic Development Council. FHREDI promotes economic development across a wide range of initiatives but perhaps none bigger than the Florid a Rural Broadband Alliance, a $24 million federally-funded project to stretch broadband Internet accessibility across the 6-county FHREDI territory, including Immokalee. Affordable and plentiful broadband could be available in Immokalee by the end of 2012 Immokalee to remain part of Florida Heartland Apartments IMMOKALEE CORAL PINESApts. 601 to 613 Nassau St., 2BR, Central A/C, heat, carpet, verticals, laundry on premises. Convenient location in quiet residential area. $600 includes water/sewer/trash. No Application Fee. Ask About Senior Citizen Discount. Apply at 601 Nassau St. #4 Immokalee or Call 239-694-1951 MIRA VERDEMOVE IN SPECIAL, 1st MONTH FREE! $20.00 Application FeeLower Security Deposit***With Approved Credit***• 2 BEDROOMS AT $364.00 PER MONTH• 3 BEDROOMS AT $411.00 PER MONTH• 4 BEDROOMS AT $464.00 PER MONTH LOCATED AT: CALL US AT: 6760 Santa Fe North (863)675-3339 LaBelle, FL Here’s the keys to your new home! Aqui estan las llaves de su nueva casa!MIRA VERDEESPECIAL DE ENTRADA PIMER MES GRATIS!! $20.00 cargo de aplicacionDeposito de Seguridad Bajos***Con Credito Aprovado***• 2 RECAMARRAS A $364.00 POR MES• 3 RECAMARRAS A $411.00 POR MES• 4 RECAMARRAS A $464.00 POR MES LOCALIZADOS EN: LLAMENOS AL: 6760 Santa FeNorth (863)675-3339 LaBelle, FL Apartments Apartments Sanders Pines 2449 Sanders Pines Circle Available for Immediate Occupancy $99 Move In Special for 1st Month’s Rent Must be farm or grove labor employed 2Br/1Ba, 3Br/1Ba Apartments Starting at $500 plus utilities. Central AC, VCT tile, Elec Appl Community Gardens Rental applications available at the Rental Of ce or call 657-8333 Mon-Fri, 8:00AM-5:00PM (TDD 1-800-955-8771) Equal Housing Opportunity Timber Ridge 2726 Wilton Court (Rental Of ce: 2449 Sanders Pines Circle) Available for Immediate Occupancy $99 Move In Special for 1st Month’s Rent Must be farm or grove labor employed 3Br/1Ba Single Family Home Starting at $700 plus utilities. Central HVAC, Elec Appliance Washers/Dryers Rental applications available at the Rental Of ce or call 657-8333 Mon-Fri, 8:00AM-5:00PM (TDD 1-800-955-8771) Equal Housing Opportunity Condos/Townhouses Rent TRAFFORD PINE ESTATES INC. • 3 BR & 2 BR CBS Construction All include Stove, Refrig., Air, Ceiling Fans, Util. Rm. w/W&D Hookup, Sound Barrier Between Apt./Twnhs. Free Trash Pickup, Free Lawn Service. Pets Allowed w/ Deposit. Walk to Store. NEW Management Privately Owned Call (239)867-4265 Houses RentFarm Worker Village invites you to come home. Available now 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom rental homes, starting as low as $425 per month. You may qualify for Rental assistance. Please Call us at: 239-657-3649 or stop by at 1800 Farm Worker Way. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Land Sale INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY 153 acre Valencia Citrus Grove. In Hendry County, Fla. This is an older producing grove in need of TLC. Some equipment goes with sale. Micro Jet system in good shape. (1) 12” deep well, (1) large Discharge pump, (1) pump for freeze protection. The grove is for sale in whole or half interest to the right party. Call or email owner at: glades@vistanet.net or 863-699-0659. Serious inquiries only. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile HomeSaleBANK REPO’S Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 Doublewide, 2BR, 2bath on acre lot in nice neighborhood. Owner nancing, no credit needed. Reasonable payments. Call Kenny 863-673-4325 Large doublewide on 2 acres. $59,900 ready to move in. Must be able to be nanced. We have sources available. 863-673-4325 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Autos WantedWanted: Ford F150 or F250, 207, auto trans, twin cab, diesel preferred. Will pay cash 863-612-5455 ROOFING HOME SECURITY AUCTIONBUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY Reading a newspaper helps you get more out of life.No wonder newspaper readers have more fun! 7 Immokalee Bulletin September 22, 2011 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds The Collier County Health Department (CCHD) promotes rabies awareness, education, and prevention by celebrating World Rabies Day on Sept. 28. From 2008-2010 the Collier County Health Department investigated an average of 52 cases per year where an animal bit a human and postexposure (after the bite) rabies treatment was recommended to prevent rabies transmission. Collier County health of cials remind residents that rabies prevention begins at home. Preventing rabies is as simple as ensuring adequate vaccination of pets and farm animals, avoiding contact with wild animals, and educating those at risk. Rabies is caused by a virus that people and other mammals can get through certain exposures to the saliva or nervous tissue from a rabid animal and is nearly always fatal without proper post-exposure treatment. When an animal is infected with rabies, the virus is shed in the saliva and can be passed to another animal or a person, usually through a bite. Transmission may also occur if this saliva or the animal's nervous tissue enters open wounds, the mouth, nose or eyes of another animal or person. For more information about rabies and World Rabies Day, please visit www.worldrabiesday.org or http://www.doh.state. .us/environment/medicine/rabies/World_ Rabies_Day.html. World Rabies Day recognized

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By Katrina ElskenINI Florida The love bugs are back. South Florida residents have been reporting sightings of swarms of love bugs for several weeks. Actually, the pesky insects never really left. Love bugs (whose scienti c name is Plecia nearctica Hardy) have a six month life cycle. Most of their lives are spent as larva, eating decaying vegetative matter in cow pastures, along roadsides and in other grassy areas. According to University of Florida research, pupa stage (or cocoon) stage lasts 7 to 9 days and the winged adult love bugs only live about three days to four days. The adult love bugs mate in ight, which is the origin of their nickname. Love bug seasons usually lasts about three weeks, with the majority of adult love bugs hatching in May and September, although small numbers of the insects have been documented throughout the summer. The adults are most active between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and when temperatures are above 84 degrees Fahrenheit. The bugs are native to Central America. Due to env ironmental factors, over the course of the 20th Century, the love bugs migrated from Central America, through Texas and Louisiana and then into Florida, according to the UF researchers. The bugs were rst documented in Florida in 1949 in Escambia County. Love bugs do not pose any environmental problems and in fact are bene cial to the environment, since they help break down thatch and other decaying vegetative matter. They are harmless to humans. The main problem with love bugs has to do with potential damage to automobiles. "Large numbers of lovebugs can reduce visibility, etch automobile paint, and cause liquidcooled engines to overheat," states the UF web site. The insects are apparently attracted to diesel and gasoline exhaust fumes and the heat from pavement. They tend to swarm over highways and their bodies are splattered on passing motor vehicles. A number of commercial products are on the market to help reduce the love bug damage to cars. A hood air de ector or screen can reduce the number of bugs that land on the front of the car. Screens can also used to keep love bugs out of the engine. Regularly waxing a car can make it easier to remove the love bug bodies. The uids from love bug bodies can etch automobile paint, so it is important to remove the bugs as soon as possible. Soaking them with water will make them easier to remove. The UF web site recommends, "Within about 20 minutes after a lovebug- lled drive, wash your car with water for about ve minutes and then scrub it to remove most o f the lovebugs without harm to automobile paint." A nnoyed by seasonal pests? Love bug season is back! 8 Immokalee Bulletin September 22, 2011 By Manny TouronSpecial to the Immokalee Bulletin The Under 18 Lady Cobras are having a successful season so far. They stand at four w ins and four loses and every loss has been by one goal. This past weekend they were involved in a jamboree and won two of the three games. It has been fun watching their progress from week to week. The con dence level has increased tremendously over the last three weeks. Coach Woods is very satis ed as to what he has seen so far. Most of these young ladies will be playing for the Indians this coming season. The girls play home this Thursday night at 7:30 at the Immokalee Sports Complex. The Under 18 boys continued to be undefeated this season. After opening the season with a 1-1 draw against Bonita Springs, the boys beat Boynton Beach 6-3, and this past weekend they defeated Naples Elite 1-0. The lone was scored by Martin Garza. In the Boynton game Eduardo Soto scored a hat trick, while JP Garza, Martin Garza, and Schneider Casseus contributed to the score. The team will be playing without central defender Alejandro Mendoza for the next two games due to a red card received at the Naples game. The team will be playing this Saturday at 11 a.m. at Ave Maria against Kendall. Immokalee Soccer teams kick season into high gear Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Manny TouronLady Cobras Soccer is in its rst full season and so far, the girls have proven that they can make it happen. The Lady Cobras have added to their skills and achievements in the game each week and will be playing in their home eld this evening at 7:30 p.m. Photos courtesy/ University of FloridaThese pesky bugs might be bi-annually annoying but they pose no environmental problems and have some bene cial properties in helping to break down thatch and other decaying matter.