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Thursday, October 27, 2011 V ol. 44 No. 41 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Inside...Job Fair today! ...Page 2 Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Education FoundationTeri Denis at Pinecrest Elementary is presented with a classroom grant check by Lisa Koehler for her reading program “Save the Monarch Butter y If you build it they will come.” A number of other local Immokalee school district teachers also were presented and surprised with grant funding as well. The staff of Redlands Christian Migrant Association recognized Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October by having a different “pink event” each week. Last Thursday, Oct. 20, more than 90 RCMA employees walked up Main Street with pink balloons to bring attention to Immokalee that breast cancer is a disease that w ill not go away if ignored. Breast Cancer kills almost 40,000 w omen a year. More than 230,000 w omen a year will be diagnosed w ith the disease. One in eight women will suffer invasive breast cancer during her life. Only through selfexamination, early detection and treatment can a woman reduce her risk of becoming another statistic. For more information, contact the National Breast Cancer Foundation at www.nationalbreastcancer. org or Susan G. Komen for the Cure at ww5.komen.org. RCMA is a nonpro t corporation, headquartered in Immokalee, that provides early childhood education to the children of migrant and other low-income families in rural Florida. RCMA operates 74 childcare centers in 21 Florida counties, plus a charter school in Immokalee, and another south of Tampa. RCMA recognizes ‘Pink’ awareness Eighty-six teachers were the happy recipients of classroom grant awards today. Teachers were surprised with this good news by volunteers and Board members of The Education Foundation of Collier County. There were 111 grants delivered to thirty-four schools in Collier County, totaling over $43,700. Teachers requested classroom funding through The Education Foundation’s website where all grant requests can be viewed and ful lled by the community. The Education Foundation began funding classroom grants almost twenty years ago when it began Connect with a Classroom in 2003. This online program allows teachers to post funding requests (from $25 to $2,000) for creative, innovative learning experiences for their students. The funding for these grants was provided by: Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union/Suncoast for Kids Foundation; The English-Speaking Union; the specialty Florida Educational License Plate Fund (To purchase or renew your Florida Education specialty plate, please visit: www.License4Learning.com.); SW Florida Workforce Development Board; Greater Naples Unit of New York State United Teachers Retirees, Florida; Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate CARES; Harlan and Heather Dam; Conditioned Air; Dave and Betsy DawCollier teachers surprised with classroom grants Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Nidia Concepcion/RCM A Employees of Redlands Christian Migrant Association gather in front of the RCMA headquarters after parading along Immokalee’s Main Street to call awareness to breast cancer. Surprise!See GRANTS — Page 2 Commissioner Colletta plans local visit ...Page 6


2 Immokalee Bulletin October 27, 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 son; Lucie Jenny MacCarthy Music Fund of the Community Foundation of Collier County; Big Cypress Basin South Florida Water Management District and various community members who viewed and funded grants for which they have an interest. And you can help even more teachers create opportunities for students this school y ear! The Education Foundation will match y ou dollar-for-dollar (up to $5,000) for those requests still available!Look for a grant that y ou could fund 50% with the cost of the project matched and funded in full. One hundred percent of your contribution goes to ful ll the classroom grant. Visit: www.GetOnTheBusCollier.org/ConnectWithAClassroom to view teacher requests and then call 6434755 with the name of the grant you'd like to fund and fund half of it. Lenore Brake eld, an attorney with Bond Schoeneck & King and Chair of the Grant Committee, remarked, "I'm very happy to be a part of the Grant Committee for the Education Foundation: it's an excellent way for everyone to support students and teachers. The Education Foundation website makes it very easy to search various classroom requests and nd one that matches your interests." New this year, teachers can also request assistance with donated materials, and time and talent for their classrooms. Please visit often! GRANTSContinued From Page 1 By Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin Immokalee Fire Board accepted member Joe Matthews' resignation at the board's Oct. 20 meeting. It had been tendered in September. The board will be accepting letters of interest or resumes for an interim member at its November meeting. An interim member will be appointed by the board, but the position must then be on the November 2012 ballot. The other board members are: Pam Brown, chairman, Lonzo Morgan, Edward Olesky and Bonnie Keen. The IFD has had a rough go for the past few months, since ad valorem taxes collected no longer covered personnel and operational costs of the department. The chief was red and a total of six re ghters are no longer on the roster: Immokalee re ghters are charged with covering a 234 square mile area including Immokalee and Ave Maria. There are three re stations in the district: New Market Road and Carson Road in Immokalee and the one in Ave Maria. The Carson Road facility was closed due to rodent infestations and a general need for repairs. A corps of volunteers ooded in to put the station to rights, but the facility remained closed even then because of the serious budget de cit. The Carson Road station is now open when there is a full complement of re ghters on a shift ( ve), plus one certi ed volunteer. A full shift includes two re ghters at the Ave Maria station and three in Immokalee. There are 15 full time re ghters on the IFD roster, there is a real need for additional certi ed volunteer re ghters, according to Fire Marshal Leo Rodgers, a 30-year veteran at IFD. He said things have been running smoothly in recent months after much turmoil surrounding the department. Big Corkscrew Island Fire Department continues to oversee IFD administratively. BCIFD Chief Rita Greenberg is Immokalee's acting chief. BCIFD Assistant Chief Michael Ginson and Training Captain Eric Watson are also splitting their time between their main duties at Big Corkscrew Island Fire Dept. and Immokalee. She said she has been at IFD almost daily. Chief Greenberg notes that IFD scal year began Oct. 1 with a balanced budget. Interim Chief Greenberg said there has been no additional reduction in staff or negative impact to remaining staff. The department's health insurance bene t has been changed to a different company and premium rates declined with the overall cost for the plan from $236,000 to $208,000. However, penalties for pulling out of the previous sel f insured plan will have to be paid from that difference as will any nal claims before the new one took effect. The Seminole Tribe will begin paying $125,000 per year for re service beginning in November, although the contract still lacks some minor tweaking. On October 1, IFD began collecting higher re inspection fees. The base fee remains at $75 for existing buildings for an occupational license inspection. Unfortunately, that fee no longer covers the cost of inspecting larger buildings, Fire Marshal Rodgers said. Initial inspection fees for existing buildings now are: 3,001 to 30,000 sq. ft., $100; 30,001 to 100,000 sq. feet, $150; and, 100,001 and above, $200. Reinspection fees remain the same but increase if additional inspections are required. There is also an additional $50 fee for health care and day care facilities as well as fuel storage and hazardous materials storage facilities. Mobile home inspection fees are $75; $100 for occupant load changes and recalculation. BCIFD's oversight is not a permanent plan. It is to remain in place for one year. Either Big Corkscrew or Immokalee may opt out of the current arrangement with 30 days written notice. Chief Greenberg said she is a "hands-on" person." She likes to know every detail o f what is going on in her department keep up with everything every day. Her biggest challenge is that keeping up to date is more dif cult than she would like. The Big Corkscrew Island staff has taken on this assistance to IFD without any additional pay. She said BC and IFD have always worked well together and this situation has been no exception. In her 15 years at BCIFD, Interim Chief Greenburg said the two departments have always been close. Big Corkscrew came through a similar situation a while back. Their board and union worked together and even helped get the public behind a raise in millage to ensure the BCI Fire Department's healthy existence. She said it's dif cult to jump into such a nancial situation, but they are just helping their fellow re ghters get through a dif cult time without losing their independence. IFD must ll board vacanc y By Rick HeersSpecial to the Immokalee Bulletin The Shelter for Abused Women and Children sponsored a special event at the Immokalee Sports Complex in Immokalee, and a march through downtown Immokalee to draw attention to domestic violence in our community. Over 250 people attended the activities at the Sports Complex which included a children's talent show, and adult performances as well, including skits against abuse by Majeres Campesinas Unidas. 15-20 organizations had booths set up inside the gym, and the children enjoyed games and a free bounce house outside. Special thanks to Josie Means, who coordinated all the events, and Lucy Ortiz, manager of the Immokalee branch of the Shelter for Abused Women & Children, the Immokalee Parks and Recreation who provided the facilities, staff and sound system at no cost, and Florida Community Bank, whose nancial donation made the event possible. Following the activities at the Sports Complex the Collier County Sheriff's department provided coverage for the March against Domestic Violence down First Street to Main Street to Ninth Street and back to the Sports Complex. Children's March draws hundreds Edison State College and Southwest Florida Works present a Job Fair from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27 on the Lee Campus in Building U. The event is open to the public. In addition, prospective students are invited to meet with Edison's recruitment team. Con rmed employers include: Administrative Of ce of the Courts 20th Judicial Circuit, Airport Terminal Services, Alorica, Beasley Broadcast Group, Cerner Corporation, CintasFire Protection Division, Community Coordinated Care for Children, Dillards, Edison State College Human Resources, First Watch Restaurants, Florida Highway Patrol, Hess, Hope Health Care Services, Hyatt Regency at Coconut Point, Lee Memorial Health System, Longhorn Steak House, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Publix, Scotlynn Commodoties USA Division, Seminole Casino ~ Immokalee, South Seas Island Resort, Starbucks, Target, UPS, Waf e House, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Wells Fargo and Western and Southern Financial Group. For more information please contact, Dr. Kevin Kennedy, kkennedy@edison.edu or call 239-489-9394. For more information about Career Services at Edison State College visit www.edison.edu/careerservices. Job Fair today at Edison Lee Campus


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 3 Immokalee Bulletin October 27, 2011 Carmen Loredo GomezMOULTRIE — Carmen Loredo Gomez, 74, of Moultrie, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011. A memorial service was held Thursday, Sept. 22, at Cobb Funeral Chapel with Jacob Owen and Gary Horstmann of ciating. Born July 16, 1937, in Edinburg, Texas, Mr. Gomez was the son of the late Enrique Gomez and Amelia Loredo Gomez. He was a retired brick mason and attended Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. “Carmen loved his family and friends deeply,” his family said. “He never met a stranger. He was a zealous minister for Jehovah God.” He was preceded in death by one brother, Henry Gomez; and one sister, Lydia Avalos. Survivors include his wife, Aurora Anzuzlda Gomez of Moultrie; four daughters, Gloria Hortsmann and husband Gary of Springhill, and Irene Mejia, Linda Sue Gomez, and Beth Rosales and husband Rolando, all of Moultrie; two sons, Carmen Gomez Jr. and Victor Gabriel Gomez, both of Moultrie; three brothers, Johnny Gomez, Gilbert Gomez, both of Naples, and Raymond Gomez of Ft. Myers; seven sisters, Sandr a Gomez of Immokalee, Teresa Dimas of Melbourne, Sarah Goodwin of Orlando, Janie Animas of Charleston, S.C., Mary Jo Richmond o f Lakeland, and Amparo Ayala of Lehigh Acres; 13 grandchildren, Mitchell and Heather Deitz, Beth Horstmann, Stevie and Angela Gomez, Dionne and Abraham Garcia, Katrina and Mario Rosales, Maggie Sanchez, Meagan Gomez, Madonna Lee Gomez, Kristina Gomez, Victor Gomez Jr., Elijah Alexander Gomez, Jordan Rolando Rosales, and Alek Ryan Rosales; and 12 great-grandchildren. Obituaries Christmas Gala Event Activities Christmas around the World planning committee is trying very hard to come up w ith new and exciting things to do at this y ear’s Gala. We have selected the 2011’ Christmas around the World event theme Immokalee is celebrating “Going Greener for our Environment” and our 2011’ Grand Parade Marshal and the Co-Parade Marshal. Our Christmas committee is looking for A dult dancers, who can dance to their style of ballroom dancing of their times to strut across our stage at the Christmas Gala. We are also looking for the youngest dancers to dance to their kind of music. You can only be Singles or Couples. Immokalee wants to know, “Can You Dance.” There will be nice cash prizes for the best dancers in both categories. We are highlighting the best Christmas Dressed Babies (only red, green gold or white colors) to show them off at our Gala. Each contestant gets a beautiful framed certi cate. Photos of dancers and best dressed and photogenic babies will be taken. You can’t miss out on the excitement. Dec. 10, will start the Christmas around the World Gala off, immediately after the parade. There is no charge to be in the lineup of each contest. You must stop by B-Hive Florist, Parks and Recreation Of ce or the Eastern Collier Chamber of Commerce to pick up your Entertainment Application. See you at the Gala! Cherryle Thomas Event Chair Letters to the Editor Show me the money!You are invited to join in a discussions with lenders.Learn about nancing, cash ow, feasibility and developing sound business relationships with your lenders. Saturday, Oct. 29 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Pace Center, 160 North 1st Street. Registration Required. Email RosemaryDillon@ Immokalee.Biz or call 239-867-4121 Turkey shoot cancelledEastern Collier County’s turkey shoot, planned for Oct. 29 has been cancelled.Women’s Network Luncheon date setCome to the December Women’s Network Luncheon at Roberts Ranch, 1215 Roberts Ranch Ave., Immokalee on Dec. 8. The luncheon is free of charge but you must RSVP. For luncheon time and to RSVP, please call Rosemary Dillon at 239-867-4121 ext 206. News in Brief Christmas help is comingA number of local organizations are w orking together to see that each child in Immokalee has Christmas gifts. If you have NOT already signed up with the Salvation A rmy or Guadalupe Social Services, you may go to the Lake Trafford Marina Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., and ask to see Sharon and she will be glad to add your family information to the list. Y ou may sign up any time before the second w eek of December. Immokalee Little LeagueThe Immokalee Little League is now accepting nominations for positions on the board. If anyone would like to become a member of the Board of Directors or would like to nominate a person, please give us a call at the numbers provided. Also, accepting applications for other positions. For more information, please call Immokalee Little League: Safety Of cer/Asst. Equipment Mgr. William B. Trevino, III – 239-324-3072; PresidentJuan Garcia 239-634-2407; Player AgentHector Ramos – 239-564-9645 Community News


Immokalee Middle School (IMS) students w ill receive a special visit from the nation’s oldest co-ed a cappella singing group. The Princeton University Katzenjammers will perform at the school (401 9th Street, in Immokalee) at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 31. The IMS Choir and Band will not only get to listen to some tunes, but the 11-member visiting group will take some time to answer questions and talk with the students about their college and performance experiences. The Katzenjammers were founded in 1973 and continue their tradition of offering a variety of music for both entertainment and musical integrity. The group tours throughout the country and internationally, and their performance genres include jazz, classical, and pop music, among many others. The group’s visit was made possible through a sponsorship by the Lastinger Center for Learning at the University of Florida. To learn more, please contact the school at 239-377-4200. IMS hosts Princeton University Choir Get ready for a showcase of student talent. The 31st Annual Collier County Marching Band Festival is gearing up to have you tapping your foot to the drum cadences. The festival showcasing all seven Collier County high school marching bands is set for this Saturday, Oct. 29. It starts at 7 p.m., and will be held at Lely High School (1 Lely High School Boulevard). This is not a competition, but it is an opportunity for the students to present an evening of entertaining performances. A highlight of the evening comes early in the night when all bands combine to open the show with a performance of the Star Spangled Banner. They will be led by a special guest – the conductor of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. The order of performances after the national anthem will start with Immokalee High School followed by Naples High School, Lely High School, Golden Gate High School, Barron Collier High School, Palmetto Ridge High School, and Gulf Coast High School. Admission to the festival is $5 per person. Tickets can be purchased from the band director at each high school or at the stadium on the night of the event. Spectators may enter Lely High School from both the Broward Street and Wild ower Way entrances. To learn more, please contact Lely High School Band Director John Stein at 239-3772091 or via e-mail at Steinjo@collierschools. com. Marching band showcase to open with IHS Band SHEWMAKERANIMALHOSPITAL1095 N. State Rd. 29 € LaBelle € 863-675-2441WED & SA T FROM 8AM TO 10AM IMMOKALEEANIMALCLINIC1400 Roberts Ave, Immokalee € 239-657-2266WED & SA T FROM 10:30AM TO NOON CLEWISTONMOBILEUNITCLINICat the Tractor Supply Store € Clewiston € 863-675-2441WED 2PM TO 4PM 3 Year Rabies $10 € Parvo/Distemper $12Half price laser spay & neuter w/full puppy & kitten shots Half price boarding Cash OnlyDisclaimer:The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. LOW COST VACCINATION CLINICS 4 Immokalee Bulletin October 27, 2011 Come to a board meeting!By Joe LandonCollier County District Schools An exciting event is just around the corner and its set to happen in Immokalee. Double check your calendar and make sure you’ve got Tuesday, Nov. 1, set aside as the day your School Board is visiting Immokalee. School Board Chair Julie Sprague, Vice Chair Roy Terry, Board Members Barbara Berry, Pat Carroll, and Kathy Curatolo, and Superintendent Dr. Kamela Patton will spend time at Immokalee High School to conduct a School Board Workshop in the school’s auditorium on Tuesday, Nov. 1, starting at 4:30 in the afternoon. You’re invited to attend and I encourage you to spread the word within your circle of contacts. The School Board and Dr. Patton will take this opportunity to share the “ins and outs” of what’s going on in our schools, including something close to home in Immokalee – an update on the Bethune Education Center construction project. But, that’s not all. The School Board, the Superintendent and you are all in for a special treat from the “stars of Immokalee” – the students. The School Board Workshop will feature entertainment performed by students from three Immokalee schools. Plus, we’ll be showcasing a video highlighting the great successes of students from each Immokalee school. Join us as we enjoy and celebrate the wonderful talent of our Immokalee students. Spanish and Creole translators will be on hand to help anyone needing them. And you are invited to speak during public comments time if you’d like. The following week, another big event will give you the opportunity to join the conversation and exchange ideas on models for student achievement. On Wednesday, Nov. 9, The Education Foundation invites you to the Connect Now Idea Exchange. It’s from 5-7 p.m., that evening at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. You’ll have the chance to interact with nationally recognized education leaders. For more information or to register (tickets available for purchase), visit the Education Foundation online at: www.GetOnTheBusCollier.org or call them at: 239-643-4755. Please save the dates. We hope to see you at one or both of these important events: School Board Workshop – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Immokalee High School Connect Now Idea Exchange – 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Naples Beach Hotel. Student First All Collier County Public School 3rd grade students will soon receive a very precious gift – a dictionary, given to them by the Rotary Clubs of Collier County on Dictionary Day, Friday, Oct. 28. Dictionaries, purchased by the Rotary Clubs, will be given to all 3,487 Collier students in 3rd grade. Rotary Club members from 11 Collier County clubs will v isit the schools to personally hand out the dictionaries to the students. In joining forces to make this project succeed, the Rotary Clubs of Collier County have but one goal: to assist students to complete the school year as good writers, active readers and creative thinkers. The project directed by Marcus P. Zillman, Assistant Governor Area 2 of Rotary District 6960 and Wanda Day, Assistant Governor Area 1 of Rotary District 6960, state “the children love receiving these books and we feel this is a good tool to assist in their education.” To learn more about Dictionary Day, please call the district’s Communication & Community Engagement Department at 239-377-0180, or send an e-mail to info@ collierschools.com. Rotary provides dictionaries for third grade students Lake Trafford Elementary will host Parent/Teacher Conferences on Report Card Pick Up Night Nov. 1 Grades Pre-K, kindergarten, rst and second from 3:15-4:30 p.m. and from 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Grades three, four, ve and six 3:15-5 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. *There will be No After School Programs/NO Habra program de/ Pap genyen pwogram. (Miracle Plus/Migrant/Immokalee Readers) Conference Night at Lake Trafford Elementary


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ROOFING HOME SECURITY AUCTIONBUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY COLLIER COUNTY, FLORIDA Reprogramming of CDBG Funds Citizen Participation NoticeCollier County is amending its 2010-2011 Action Plan. This amendment will reprogram a total of $810,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds into another Infrastructure/Public Facilities Project to benefit the citizens of Collier County. The CDBG funds became available as a result of a 2010-2011 Community Development project that was terminated prior to the project start date. The terminated project was to construct sidewalks in the Naples Manor Community. The Collier County Transportation Department requested termination of the project for convenience because the project scope could be expanded and paid from other funding sources. The Collier County Department of Housing, Human and Veteran Services proposes to use the reprogrammed funds in the amount of $810,000 to assist the Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) to purchase land and design, engineer and construct a gateway entry and central plaza in the downtown area of Immokalee, Florida. The Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) was established in March of 2000 to alleviate slum and blight. The Immokalee CRA is a public entity created by Collier County to implement the community redevelopment activities outlined under Chapter 163, Florida Statutes. P P u b l i c C o m m e n t P e r i o d There will be a public comment period from October 27, 2011 thru November 27, 2011 regarding the proposed use of CDBG funds. During this period, citizens may send their comments regarding this reprogramming of funds to the Department of Housing, Human, and Veteran Services, ATTN: Margo Castorena, 3339 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 211, Naples, FL 34112. The County will respond to all written comments in writing, within 15 days of receipt. F i n a l A c t i o n This action is on the agenda for the December 13, 2011 regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners. If you have any public comments and require special aid or services as addressed in the Americans with Disabilities Act or require someone to translate or sign, please contact the HHVS office at (239) 252-4663, no later than two (2) days prior to the Public Hearing date. For additional information, please contact Margo Castorena at (239) 252-2912 or margocastorena@colliergov.net. 6 Immokalee Bulletin October 27, 2011 Apartments Strong community partnerships are the key to stopping domestic violence in Collier County, Sheriff Kevin J. Rambosk told the crowd at a domestic violence awareness event in Immokalee on Tuesday afternoon. Sheriff Rambosk spoke during the kick off of The Shelter’s Immokalee Children’s Fair & Peace March. Everyone has the right to live in a safe home, he said. Sheriff Rambosk said CCSO works closely with The Shelter, the Domestic Violence Task Force and other community organizations to stop domestic violence. CCSO works closely with The Shelter and the task force to promote awareness and educate the public on the topic. Enforcement is also an important part o f the agency’s approach. CCSO encourages people to report domestic violence to la w enforcement when the see or experience it. In addition, the agency has put a priorit y on early intervention by training deputies to spot signs of abuse. Sheriff Rambosk: Stop domestic violence If you are concerned about foreclosure and would like help, meet with one of the Empowerment Alliance’s HUD-approved Housing Counselors to discuss your situation and possible options for you at the upcoming Foreclosure Prevention Workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. The workshop will be held at the Southwest Florida Works Building (formerly known as the One Stop) at 750 South Fifth Street in Immokalee. Counseling will be available in both English and Spanish. Free follow-up counseling is also available if assistance is needed in applying for one of the foreclosure programs. The workshop and counseling are free. To register, please call Angela Johnson at the Empowerment Alliance at 239-658-3325. Please call to nd out what documents needed for review before coming to the workshop. Foreclosure prevention help Jim Coletta, Collier County District 5 Commissioner, will be in Immokalee on Wednesday, Nov. 2. Commissioner Coletta will be holding of ce hours in the Immokalee of ce at 310 Alachua Street from 1:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. He will also be attending the Rotary Luncheon from noon to 1 p.m., that day as well. Anyone who would like an appointment to meet with him, please contact his Aide, Paula Springs, at 239-252-8097. “The past three years has been an economic challenge for not only Collier County Government, but many of our citizens. While times are still tough, I can see a light at the end of the tunnel. Some companies are now looking at Immokalee to relocate or grow their existing businesses. If you would like to discuss business in Immokalee or any subject of concern, please make arrangements to meet with me on November 2nd” commented Commissioner Coletta. If you would like to speak with him on an immediate matter, please feel free to contact his cell phone at 239-370-0509. Commissioner Coletta remains available by telephone at 239-252-8391 or email at jimcoletta@colliergov.net. 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Kid-friendly tobacco products Too ‘scary’ for anyone Most haunting disguise of the year goes to... “Candyavored tobacco”Kid-friendly avors, colorful packaging and scheming marketing campaigns target y oung people while masking the harmful effects of tobacco use The emergence of new candy- avored tobacco products has parents, teachers, health advocates, physicians and communities rightly concerned. Cigarillos, cigars and a host of smokeless tobacco products chew, snuff, snus, and dissolvable tobacco now come in such tantalizing avors as pineapple, sour apple and chocolate. They are presented in bright and playful packaging and readily available at convenience stores throughout the state, much like Halloween candy. These products, widely considered to be a gateway to a lifetime of tobacco addiction, have been proven to entice young audiences. In fact, use of all avored tobacco products among youth is trending upward. In Florida, one in six kids between the ages of 11 and 17 has tried avored tobacco, and y outh erroneously believe these products to be less harmful than their non- avored counterparts. According to the 2010 Florida Youth Tobacco Survey, 17.6% of CollierCounty youth ages 11 to 17 years old have tried avored tobacco. The state average is 20.5%. Youth have always been an essential target for the tobacco industry. Numerous internal tobacco industry documents reveal that the companies perceive kids as a key market, and develop products and advertising campaigns aimed at them. With traditional smoking rates on the decline in the U.S., the tobacco industry insures its livelihood by creating products and strategies that connect with a new generation of tobacco users. "I want to make sure that my peers understand that candy- avored tobacco is not safer than cigarettes or other plain' tobacco products," said Beatrice Angeles, Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) member at Golden Gate High School. "I see these products more and more in my everyday life -in magazines, at sporting events, at local convenience stores. Plus, with some of the new dissolvable products, no one even knows when you're using them, so I urge people to resist the lure of these products." Candy- avored smokeless tobacco products are also perceived to be less harmful; but in reality, these products contain more nicotine than cigarettes, and 28 cancercausing agents (carcinogens), including nitrosamines, which are the most harmful. In addition, people who experiment with smokeless tobacco often develop a pattern of regular daily use. Fortunately, the onslaught of avored tobacco products has not gone unnoticed. The controversial candy- avored cigarette was banned under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Action 2009. However, menthol cigarettes, avored cigars, cigarillos and smokeless products were not included. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is examining options for regulating these remaining categories of avored tobacco products. Many municipalities throughout the state of Florida have taken on candy- avored tobacco head-on. In March of 2010, Collier County Commissioners passed a resolution urging local vendors to cease the sale and marketing of all candy- avored tobacco products. Remember, candy- avored tobacco products pose signi cant health risks. They can cause cancers of the mouth, lung, pancreas, esophagus, and larynx and possibly contribute to the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other respiratory diseases. Don't be fooled by the most dangerous disguise of them all. If you are looking to quit or would like to encourage someone to stop using candy- avored tobacco, Tobacco Free Florida can help. Tobacco Free Florida offers a number of free and convenient resources to help all tobacco users quit. Phone: Call the Florida Quitline at: 1-877U-CAN-NOW to speak with a Quit Coach who will help you assess your addiction and help you create a personalized quit plan. Online: Enroll in the Web Coach¨, which will help you create your own webbased quit plan that's right for you, visit https://www.quitnow.net/ orida. In-person: Visit the Florida Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Network's website, http://ahectobacco.com, to locate your local AHEC and sign up for Quit Smoking Now group classes. NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY FOR VIEWING FY 2010-2011 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION REPORT FOR THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT, HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM And EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANT PROGRAMCollier County's Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the 2010-2011 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) entitlement, HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) is available for viewing and public comment from October 28, 2011 to November 14, 2011. The CAPER is comprised of statistical and financial statements, narratives and maps describing activities carried out during the 2010-2011 program year. Approximately $2,532,752 in CDBG funds, $748,202 in HOME funds and $95,097 in ESG funds were available to carry out activities in 2010-2011. All CDBG, HOME and ESG funded activities were located within Collier County, including the two cooperating entitlement cities, Naples and Marco Island. P u b l i c C o m m e n t P e r i o d Copies of the CAPER will be available at most of the Collier County Public Libraries as well as the Collier County Housing, Human & Veteran Services Department, 3339 E. Tamiami Trail, Suite 211, Naples FL 34112 during the public comment period. The public is invited to review the CAPER and submit written comments to the Collier County Housing, Human & Veteran Services Department no later than November 14, 2011. The CAPER, including a summary of public comments received, will be sent to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development prior to December 29, 2011. If any hearing/visually impaired, disabled or non-English speaking persons require assistance to review the CAPER, please contact the Collier County Housing, Human & Veteran Services Department at (239) 252-4663. P u b l i c H e a r i n g The CAPER will be presented to the Board of County Commissioners at its regularly scheduled meeting on December 13, 2011. The BCC meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m. on the 3rd floor of the Harmon Turner Building at 3299 East Tamiami Trail. If you require special aid or services as addressed in the Americans with Disabilities Act or require someone to translate or sign, please contact the Collier County Housing, Human & Veteran Services Department at (239) 252-4663, no later than two (2) business days prior to the Board meeting date. NOTICIA DE LA DISPONIBILIDAD PARA LA REVISI"N DEL REPORTE CONSOLIDADO DE DESEMPEO Y EVALUACI"N PARA EL AO FISCAL 2010-2011 DEL PROGRAMA DE SUBSIDIOS GLOBALES PARA EL DESARROLLO COMUNITARIO (CDBG), DEL PROGRAMA DE ASOCIACI"N PARA INVERSIONES EN VIVIENDA (HOME), Y DEL PROGRAMA DE SUBSIDIOS PARA REFUGIOS DE EMERGENCIA (ESG)El reporte Consolidado de Desempeo y Evaluacin Anual (CAPER) para el Ao 2010-2011 del programa de Subsidios Globales para el Desarrollo Comunitario (CDBG), del Programa de Asociacin para Inversiones en Vivienda (HOME), y del Programa de Subsidios para Refugios de Emergencia (ESG), est disponible para revisin y comentario pblico durante el periodo 28 de Octubre hasta el 14 de Noviembre 2011. El reporte CAPER consta con estados financieros y estadsticos, narrativos y mapas que describen las actividades que fueron llevadas a cabo durante el Programa del Ao 2010-2011. Aproximadamente, $2,532,752 en fondos del programa CDBG, $748,202 en fondos del programa de HOME y $95,097 en fondos del programa de ESG fueron disponibles para llevar a cabo actividades en el ao 2010-2011. Todas las actividades que fueron suministradas con fondos de los programas CDBG, HOME, y ESG estaban localizadas dentro del Condado Urbano, incluyendo los dos ciudades cooperativas, Naples y Marco Island. P e r o d o d e C o m e n t a r i o P b l i c o Copias del reporte CAPER estn disponibles en las bibliotecas del Condado de Collier y tambin en el Departamento de Vivienda, Servicios Humanos y Veteranos del Condado de Collier (Housing, Human & Veteran Services Department), 3339 E. Tamiami Trail, Suite 211, Naples, FL 34112. Invitamos al pblico a revisar el reporte CAPER y a someter comentarios por escrito al Departamento de Vivienda, Servicios Humanos y Veteranos del Condado de Collier durante el perodo de revisin que terminara el 14 de Noviembre del 2011. Se incluir un resumen de los comentarios pblicos recibidos con el reporte CAPER y ser enviado al Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano de EE.UU antes de Diciembre 29, 2011. Si alguna persona incapacitada, con problemas audio/visual, o que no hable ingls requiere asistencia para revisar el reporte CAPER, por favor llam a el Departamento de Vivienda, y Servicios Humanos y Veteranos del Condado de Collier al nmero (239) 252-4663. A u d i e n c i a P b l i c a El reporte CAPER ser presentado a los Comisionados del Condado (Board of County Commissioners) en su horario regular de junta el 13 de Diciembre 2011. La junta de los Comisionados del Condado se llevara a cabo a las 9:00 a.m. en el tercer (3er) piso del edificio Harmon Turner que esta situado en el 3299 East Tamiami Trail. Si usted requiere ayuda o servicios especiales as como los que especifica el Acta de Americanos con Incapacidades (Americans with Disabilities Act), o requiere que alguien le traduzca en su idioma o lenguaje por seas, por favor pngase en contacto con el Departamento de Vivienda, Servicios Humanos y Veteranos del Condado de Collier llamando al nmero (239) 252-4663, no ms tarde de dos (2) das antes de la fecha de la junta de los Comisionados del Condado. 7 Immokalee Bulletin October 27, 2011 Spring registration at Edison State to open Nov. 15 Edison State College students interested in taking spring courses began registering on Tuesday, Oct. 25 with registration for the general public open on Nov. 15. Full Spring and Spring A courses begin Jan. 9 with Spring B scheduled for March 14. Seating for all courses is limited with a 50 percent enrollment increase the last 3 years, so students are encouraged to act fast in order to secure their desired course schedule. For more information about how to register visit www.edison.edu/future. For more information about Edison State College visit www.edison.edu or call 800-749-2322.


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