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Title: Immokalee bulletin
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Publication Date: 12-22-2011
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Thursday, December 22, 2011 V ol. 44 No. 49 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Inside...Christmas Eve Candlelight Services ...Page 3 A happy and joyous holiday season to all!From the staff at the Immokalee BulletinYour hometown news Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Adam HerreraSanta at WorkThree-month-old Anthony Lee Garza Jr. already found his way into Santa’s heart at Immokalee’s Christmas Around the World. See more holiday photos inside Nearly new bikes go to 20 childrenBy Bill Coats, RCMASpecial to the Immokalee Bulletin Happy children here are riding new bicycles – new to them, at least. Another shipment of free, refurbished bicycles from the Sanibel Bicycle Club arrived in Immokalee on Friday, and 20 children from Immokalee Community School bene ted. The school is operated by Redlands Christian Migrant Association for low-income families, and it chose the neediest families in which children lacked bicycles. “It was wonderful,” said Gloria Padilla, RCMA’s coordinator for the Immokalee area. “As soon as they saw those bikes, they were so excited. They did not care if Bikes arrive just in time for Christmas Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Daniel Fell/RCMASonia Domingo, a fourth-grader at Immokalee Community School, happily rolls a bike away from the atbed trailer where members of the Sanibel Bicycle Club unloaded them. Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Daniel FellFourth-grader Kassandra Garcia of Immokalee Community School, poses with the bicycle she received free from the Sanibel Bicycle Club. See BIKES — Page 2 $400,000 available in scholarships studentsThe Southwest Florida Community Foundation’s scholarship application process for the 2012 school year will begin on Dec. 22. Approximately $400,000 in scholarships are available including scholarships for local high school, undergraduate and graduate students from of Lee, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Collier counties. Foundation scholarship application process begins See STUDENTS — Page 2 Families give to others at Christmas ...Page 5

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2 Immokalee Bulletin December 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 they were used or not.” The bicycle club several years ago began organizing a community drive to collect used bikes for distribution to the needy. Since 2008, the club has brought almost 500 bicycles from af uent Sanibel to impoverished residents of Immokalee. Friday’s shipment totaled 40 bicycles. After the school children chose theirs, 10 bikes w ere set aside for Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, which ministers to the local poor. Another 10 were given to people who arrived, on foot, to ask whether any were left, Padilla said. Mike Miller, president of the bicycle club, noted that many Sanibel residents had contributed in the project. He cited Billy Kirkland, owner of Billy’s Bikes and Rentals, who contributed supplies for bike repairs and assisted in transportation, and the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, which provided storage space for the bikes while they were being refurbished. “Being able to distribute the bicycles during the holidays was especially rewarding for Club members,” Miller said. BIKESContinued From Page 1 The E-Apply online scholarship application tool can be accessed through the community foundation’s website at www. oridacommunity.com/scholarships. For the second year, students interested in applying for a community foundation scholarship will now be able to access an application online. Even before the application process opens on Dec. 22, students can review the scholarships available online as well as a tutorial about how to create and submit the online application. Students can apply for multiple scholarships and have the ability to upload transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, letters of recommendation and nancial documentation (if required). For need-based scholarships, students are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2012. “We have scholarships for vocational students, not just for attendance at colleges and universities,” said Anne Douglas, director of programs for the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. “In the past we have had some scholarships that were not awarded because students did not apply for them, so we are trying to do our best to educate local students on the various types of funding available.” According to Douglas, examples of some of the more unique scholarships not as highly sought after include scholarships for technical schools, students with disabilities, ne or performing arts majors, photography studies, returning students and those wishing to pursue teaching and healthcare professions. The James Bilder Scholarship was established to fund tuition for high school students pursuing higher education in Lee County, with preference given to students attending vocational/technical schools. The Anne Fassett Scholarship was established to fund post high school educational opportunities at the college, community college or technical school level for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students from Southwest Florida with a physical disability who use a wheelchair. The George E. Judd Scholarship funds tuition for graduating Lee County seniors pursuing higher education in ne or performing arts. The Bruce T. Gora Scholarship funds a scholarship for a high school senior or a student currently enrolled at an accredited college, university or technical school in Florid a to pursue a ne arts major focusing in photography. There are also scholarships for those returning to school. The Chip Johnson Memorial Scholarship was established to fund scholarships for students who have completed 60 hours of college and attend one o f the local colleges or universities, including Barry University, Edison State College, Florida Gulf Coast University, Hodges Universit y or Nova Southeastern University. This scholarship was established in 1991 in memory o f Chip Johnson who died of cancer at age 44. Chip’s father Dr. Franklyn A. Johnson said he wanted to leave a legacy for his son who was an Army veteran serving overseas during the Vietnam War. The John and Madeleine Taeni Scholarship was established in November 2002 b y Madeleine Taeni for students who graduated from high school at least two years ago and are now pursuing degrees in teaching, nursing, paramedic training or emergency medical technician training. There are even scholarships for students from speci c communities served by the community foundation. The Love of Bonit a Empowerment Scholarship funds tuition, books and/or course fees for individuals residing in Bonita Springs who have been out of school for at least two years or who have received their G.E.D. Once again the community foundation chose the month of Dec. as the scholarship launch date after receiving numerous calls from students who wanted to be able to work on scholarship application submissions during winter break. In 2011, $404,000 in scholarships were awarded by the community foundation. With the streamlined online application process, students are no longer required to submit paper applications for the scholarships that are available via the website. The Southwest Florida Community Foundation is celebrating its 35th year of supporting the communities of Lee, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Collier counties. With assets of more than $60 million, the community foundation has provided more than $49 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. For more information, call 239-274-5900 or visit www. oridacommunity.com. STUDENTSContinued From Page 1 How much should you expect to pay for that beautiful diamond or gem you want to buy? You may have heard of the four Cs of diamond quality: carat, color, clarity, and cut. But, what about that fth C – cost? Collier County Public Schools Adult and Community Education (ACE) is offering a new course that will explore the ins and outs of gems. Diamonds and Gems is a three-week class that is set to start on Tuesday, Jan. 10, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Barron Collier High School (5600 Cougar Drive). The cost is $49. What makes gems valuable? Learn the basics of diamond grading and how to shop wisely when buying gems or jewelry. Learn how to choose a good jeweler, get a good appraisal, prevent stone switching, and how to care for your ne jewelry. Discover where they are found, mined, and cut. To learn more about this class or any of the more than 100 other classes available in January, visit the Adult and Community Education website at www.collieradulted.com or call 377-1234. A dult & Community Ed offers diamonds and gems class Register by Jan. 3, to vote in primaryTuesday, Jan. 3, 2012 is the last day to register to vote in the upcoming January 31, 2012 Presidential Preference Primary Election. Registered voters wanting to change party af liation must also do so on or before the Jan. 3rd registration book closing. To register to vote, or change party afliation, you must complete a voter registration application form. Voter registration application forms are available at the Supervisor of Elections Of ce, driver license of ces, public libraries, government satellite of ces, recruitment of ces of the armed forces, state agencies that provide public assistance, and any state agency providing service to disabled residents. Online voter registration application forms, available at www.CollierVotes.com, must be printed, signed and returned to the Supervisor of Elections Of ce. For more information visit www.CollierVotes.com or contact the Supervisor of Elections Of ce at (239) 252-8450. Deadline approaches for ‘Primary’ voter registration

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Get T-Mobile service for $6.49 a monthT-Mobile keeps you connected affordably. Limited-timeoffer;subjecttochange.Taxesandfeesadditional;otherfeesmayapply.Domesticonly. GeneralTerms: Activationonaqualifyingrateplan,$35perlineactivationfeeandone-yearagreementrequired; earlycancellationfeemayapply.Overageextra;partialminutesroundedup. NightsandWeekends: WeekendsaremidnightFridaytomidnightSunday,andnightsare9:00p.m.to6:59a.m.Monday…Friday,basedupon starttimeofcall.Timeofcallusuallybasedonlocationofequipmenttransmittingcall;iflocationisnotavailable,timeofcallbasedontimezonea ssociatedwithyourphonenumber. Coverage: Coveragenotavailable everywhere. AbnormalUsage: Servicemaybelimitedorterminatedformisuse,abnormalusageorsigni“cantroaming.Seebrochuresand TermsandConditions(includingarbitrationprovision) atwww.T-Mobile.com foradditionalinformationregardingT-Mobileserviceandproducts.2011T-MobileUSA,Inc. 3 Immokalee Bulletin December 22, 2011 Weather forecast for Collier County from the National Weather Service Local Forecast Thursday: Patchy fog before 8 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 84. East wind between 6 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. East wind between 3 and 7 mph. Extended ForecastFriday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming southeast between 6 and 9 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. East wind around 6 mph becoming calm. Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming east between 7 and 10 mph. Saturday night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. East wind around 6 mph. Christmas Day : A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. East wind between 3 and 9 mph. Sunday night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Weather Forecast Thank youI want to thank all my clients, friends, and colleagues for their support, and for the trust y ou have given me during the past years that I worked at Legal Aid in both Naples and Immokalee. Now that I am moving forward on my own, I appreciate having the opportunity and privilege of continuing to help the people of our community in Naples and Immokalee! I will be focusing on Family Law and Housing Law issues. Family Law consists not only of divorce (dissolution or marriage), but also such issues as custody, v isitation (parents and grandparents), child support collection and modi cation, and dependency issues. On the Housing Law front, I will be handling all issues relating to landlord/tenant law, including evictions, housing discrimination, HUD issues, etc. I will also continue to engage in Foreclosure Defense. Let's keep our families in their homes! Your opinion is important to us! Let us know what topics you would like to see on our Facebook page. Remember to follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn. We wish you all a Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year 2012 lled with health and prosperity! Les deseamos a todos unas Felices Pasquas y Feliz A–o 2012 lleno de salud y prosperidad! Albert Batista Attorney at LawDoctor’s OrdersWhat would be the right prescription to save America today, as it lies hemorrhaging jobs? The two doctors designated to save her can't agree on the standard of care. One doctor wants to administer a transfusion, while the other wants to stimulate the heart to increase circulation. In the meantime, to the patient's detriment, both doctors have agreed to use the blood thinner called Free Trade, a snake oil, which has been peddled by powerful lobbyists during the past decade. Sadly, the cure for America today, seems to lie in an old generic, compounded concoction not available since 1980, prior to the Regan Administration. Juan Puerto, M.D. Letters to the Editor Thanks to the generosity of Collier County Sheriff's Of ce members and the community, the sixth-annual "Celebrate With A Star" program was tremendous success. CCSO collected enough gifts to ll more than three pickup trucks for deserving children assigned to the 20th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem program in partnership w ith the Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida (VFK) agency. There are more than 400 children currently living in Collier County who have been abandoned or are alleged to have been abused or neglected. Guardian ad Litem volunteers advocate for these children in the courts, the child welfare system and the community. Children in the program range from infant to 17 years old. The presents will be distributed by volunteer advocates assigned to each child. CCSO hosts annual Celebrate W ith a Star children’s program Churches to host Christmas Eve Candlelight ServicesFirst United Methodist Church of Immokalee will be holding Christmas Eve Candlelight Services on Saturday, Dec. 24, at 6 p.m. The church is located at 303 North Ninth Street at the corner of Roberts Ave and Ninth Street. First Baptist Church of Immokalee will be holding their third annual Christmas Eve Candlelight and Communion service on Saturday, Dec. 24, from 9-10 p.m. The church is located at 1411 Lake Trafford Road. This year a shepherd will be telling the Christmas story from his point of view. As the shepherds were taking care of their sheep outside Bethlehem an angel announced to them that the Christ child was to be born. Come and listen to the shepherd's excitement as he retells the story of that wonderful night. For more information call the church of ce at 657-2694. Christmas Eve Candlelight Services The Preserve is an exhibition which unites the minds of the 15 selected visionary artists who have participated in the Big Cypress National Preserve's artist in residency program since its inception in 2003. The exhibit, free and open to the public, will run from Tuesday, Jan. 3 through Thursday, March 1, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Oasis Visitor Center, 52105 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee and Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center, 33000 Tamiami Trai. East, Ochopee, Both facilities are located on US 41 between Naples and Miami. THE PRESERVE is comprised of paintings, photographs, woodcuts, pastels, poems sculpture and mixed media. The emerging theme is the concern over ecological implications of man vs. nature. Please join us for a reception on Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Welcome Center auditorium from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Exhibiting artists are Ailyn Hoey, Deborah M. Mitchell, Deedra Ludwig, Hannah Ineson, Karen Glaser, Jacqueline Roch, Mark Goodenough, Myrna Massey, Mollie Doctrow, Patricia Cummins, Tom Weinkle, Laurel Egnew, Leah Raintree, Anne McCrary Sullivan, Wendy Burk and Eric Magrane. "Over time I have come to see that the essence of art rests not so much in the medium we use, as in the attention we give it. That moment is an event. Something happensan intention offers itself up to the worldand the world connects with the emotion of the artistic expression. A bond is created between the art and the observer that creates a spiritual awakening," stated photographer Clyde Butcher. "As Big Cypress National Preserve opens its doors to artists to give them the opportunity of expression, they are connecting with the community in a spiritual way that can only be achieved through the arts, opening eyes, ears and minds to the nature we are so fortunate to have around us." For more information on the artists and the artist in residence program go to: http:// www.nps.gov/bicy/supportyourpark/artistin-residence-program.htm. For more information on this exhibit, and an exhibit brochure, go to -http://www. nps.gov/bicy/parknews/the-preserve-artexhibition.htm. Big Cypress exhibit: Uniting Nature and Culture

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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 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at the Immokalee BulletinWe would like to thank you for all your support thoughtout the year, and look forward to serving you in the New Year. Wed also like to let you know we will be CL OSED Mon., December 26, 2011 & Mon., January, 2, 2012 This means all advertising will need to be to us by: Fri., December 23 at 3 pm for the 12/29/11 issue and Fri., December 30 at 3 pm for the 01/05/12 issue Thank you again, Patty, Barbara, Dee and Dale 4 Immokalee Bulletin December 22, 2011 Have a happy holidayBy Joe LandonCollier County District Schools “’Tis the season to be jolly” as the song lyric says. Another song repeats “happy holidays” over and over and over again. When you come to think of it, the lyrics to those holiday songs we know and love (and hear so often) may not resonate with everyone. One of my favorites is “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Andy Williams, but you’ve got to ask yourself, is it the most wonderful time, for everyone? Certainly not for folks who are hungry, for those who don’t have enough money to feed their families at any time of the year – let alone during the holidays. Sure, there are many local agencies and organizations whose mission it is to care for people in need, especially this time of the year, and they do a marvelous job of helping thousands of hungry men, women, and kids. We thank them, but also want you to know about the Meals of Hope program, one you may not have heard of. Steve Popper is standing by with a legion of volunteers ready to lend a hand. They’re making free meals available to the families of some of our neediest students across Collier County during the time off from school, now through January 4th. Free forti ed beans and rice casseroles and forti ed macaroni and cheese meals are available – yours for the asking. You may pick up your free meals on any day, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Habitat for Humanity which is located at 640 North Ninth Street in Immokalee. Again, the meals are totally free! We just want to make sure you know about them if you do need help. If you don’t need assistance, please pass the word to someone you know who might need it. We’ve posted all of the info on our district website (www.collierschools.com), sent yers home with our elementary students, and called middle school and high school parents with the message. We say “thank you” to Steve Popper and his Meals of Hope program for making these free meals available. And we wish you the happiest of holidays! Students First Andrew Marfongella, Fire Safety Inspector for the Big Corkscrew Island Fire Rescue located at Station #10-13240 Immokalee Rd (at the corner of Immokalee Road and Randall Boulevard) in Naples. If you are interested in being a part of this class please call Andy at 239-348-8006. Anyone from Immokalee is welcomed to attend. Special C.E.R.T. Training to be held Attention parents of Collier County Public Schools high school seniors! If your child is looking to attend college, you won’t want to miss out on a very informative night about nancial aid assistance. A total of three nancial aid nights will be conducted beginning in January. The purpose of the evenings is to provide information to families – both parents and students, about nancial aid. Parents and students can attend any evening event. Come out and learn what is available.  7 p.m.–Thursday, Jan. 19, in the Lely High School auditorium located at 1 Lely High School Boulevard  7 p.m.–Monday, Jan. 23, in the Gulf Coast High School auditorium located at 7878 Shark Way  6 p.m.–Monday, Feb. 6, at Immokalee High School auditorium located at 701 Immokalee Drive, in Immokalee Financial aid experts will be presenting on speci c topics, such as federal grants, student loans and scholarships, including what is available, how to apply, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and how the process works. Questions 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 directly. Financial aid nights provide valuable student information Holiday girls Colorful costumes were part of the festivities during the recent Christmas Around the World Parade. These lovely young ladies wear traditional holiday festive out ts while they enjoy the Christmas Around the World Gala held after the parade. Special to the Immokalee Bulletin

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5 Immokalee Bulletin December 22, 2011 By Rick HeersSpecial to the Immokalee Bulletin Six friends of I HOPE who live in Fort Myers came to Immokalee with their children this past week to provide a special Christmas to nine families with a total of 46 children. Children were pleasantly surprised to see the great outpouring of love and generosity of these families who had requested from Executive Director Rick Heers names of families with the children’s sizes and special wishes. Everything from clothes to toys, even a brand new bicycle, were delivered to the children…many of whom would have received nothing for Christmas. We at I HOPE are grateful to the many, many families who reach out to children and families in Immokalee to bring special cheer at this time of the year. I HOPE has also received quite a bit of used furniture and new shipments of tile for those interested in furnishing their home. During the holiday weekends, I HOPE will be open Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Families reach out to those in need Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Rick HeersA local family receiving Christmas gifts from some of our friends from Fort Myers. Story and photos by Rick HeersSpecial to the Immokalee Bulletin Collier Health Services partners with a multitude of agencies, including Florida State University, provides medical assistance for thousands of children and families in Collier County and rewarded its staff of over 200 with a wonderful luncheon buffet. CHS hosts Christmas celebration Santa stops in at the CHS Immokalee Luncheon to distribute cards to the staff Steve Weinman, Executive Vice President/COO of CHS Healthcarecuts and serves cake to the staff. Managers and Executives serve lunch at CHS’s Immokalee festivities. From the left: Deisy Martinez, Holly Brunette, Dr. Kelley Johnson, Dr. Bill Kuzbyt, and Sandra steel.

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TEACHER Seeking quali ed candidates for child care teacher position. Must have understanding of ITERS/ECERS and VPK standards. CDA or higher required. Email resume to: Immokaleechild@ aol.comIMMOKALEE 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. Apply at 601 Nassau St. #4 Immokalee or Call 239-694-1951 TEMP MECHANIC WELDERSix Months Safely fabricate, install, inspect, maintain, troubleshoot and repair conveyors, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps, turbines, steel structures, chutes, pipelines, valves, vessels, pressure vessels. Utilize miscellaneous metal working equipment and processes such as arc welding, oxygen/acetylene, MIG, TIG and plasma methods to perform welding functions. Pass 6G Welding Test.Jdooley@ussugar.comOR apply online at www.ussugar.com PARTS RUNNER Applicant will operate a company owned vehicle to transport, pick up and/or deliver equipment, repair parts, inter-company and U.S. mail, of ce supplies, and supplies from vendors and between company owned shops or of ces. Position requires employee to have good organizational skills, communication skills and be able to navigate city streets ef ciently, operate a GPS mapping device and recognize by name and sight a variety of parts, materials, and supplies related to a garage and/or of ce. Must possess a valid Florida Drivers License, clean driving record, a High School Diploma or its equivalent. Applicant must be dependable, punctual, reliable and a team player. Competitive hourly pay, paid vacations, holidays, health insurance with availability to purchase spouse/family coverage, dental insurance available for purchase, all bene ts subject to 90 day qualifying period. Fax resume to 239-369-2267 or mail to HR, PO Box 3147, Immokalee, FL 34143. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeMACHINIST~ Full Time Perm ~JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Sets up, calibrates and operates machining equipment including manual engine lathes, shapers, jig boxes, brakes, grinders, drill presses, milling machines, and heavy duty presses to assemble and or fabricate parts and complex assemblies. JOB REQUIREMENTS:• 3 + years conventional machining experience.• Ability to read and interpret speci cation manuals, blueprints, templates and layouts.• Ability to read caliper’s, micrometers and gauges.• Ability to grind tool bits.• Ability to work shifts and overtime as necessary. Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at: www.ussugar.com Now Hiring Are you a talented Barber seeking employment? Contact Lorie 239-634-9828 Murphy’s Beauty & Barber 509 Main St, Immokalee Employment Full Time Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Employment Full Time Railroad Locomotive Mechanic /ElectricalRepair of locomotive mechanical, electrical, and associated equipment to FRA standards Have knowledge of and ability to repair rail cars and their associated equipment. Be prepared to help when called out for derailments and train breakdowns. Carry out inspections on Locomotives, railcars and equipment to FRA standards Diesel Locomotive OR Tugboat experience needed Email : Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com Employment Full Time Employment Full Time CCR Operator/ Mechanic Operate sugar cane milling tandems and related equipment from a central control room under the direction of the shift manager. Repair, modify and maintain milling equipment. Responsibilities: Operate milling tandems in a safe, ef cient manner maximizing sugar recovery. Safely fabricate, install, inspect, maintain, troubleshoot and repair cane processing equipment such as cane conveyors, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps and turbines. Maintain all related safety equipment and tools of the trade. Must have in-depth understanding of the sugar cane milling process and a minimum of 4 years of experience operating and/or maintaining tandem related equipment. Basic computer skills and working with and interpreting graphics. Jdooley@ussugar.com OR apply online at www.ussugar.com One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment Full Time DATA ENTRY POSITION Non Pro t Organization seeks candidates for data entry position. Applications are being accepted through December 31, 2011. Successful candidate must be a low-moderate income person de ned by HUD income guidelines and Immokalee resident. Min. Req. HS diploma/GED, data entry and work experience in fundraising eld preferred. FT position with bene ts. Send resumes to atorres@guadalupe center.net. For more information, please call 239-657-7131. EOE. Drug test required. RAILROAD ENGINEER Possess a current locomotive engineer’s certi cation. Have knowledge of proper operation of locomotive and airbrakes. Maintain clear and proper with Conductor and Switchman. Ability to perform mathematical calculations pertaining to the job. Perform the duties of Engineer, Conductor or Switchman when necessary Ability to work the posted schedule with shift work and overtime. Jdooley @ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Employment Full Time Apartments 6 Immokalee Bulletin December 22, 2011 Employment Full Time For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it?

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“Diary of a Wimpy Kid” children’s author and Volunteer USA FoundationVolunteer USA Foundation and best-selling children’s author Jeff Kinney announced an entertaining writing contest open to students in southwest Florida. Kinney is wellknown for his “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” book series, which combines funny stories about growing up with doodles and cartoons. “The greatest thing about Kinney’s books is that they make kids laugh – from the craz y situations his characters get involved with to his silly illustrations – he is hands down a favorite among young readers,” said Liz a McFadden, president of Volunteer USA Foundation. “We are thrilled this hugely popular children’s author will be on hand in 2012 to celebrate our talented young writers in Southwest Florida and help us reward their talent and imagination.” In Kinney’s recently released book, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever” beloved character Greg Hef ey is in trouble. When the authorities begin closing in, a surprise blizzard hits and Greg is trapped indoors with his family, causing even more chaos. In the Celebration of Reading writing contest, students in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendr y and Glades counties, grades 4 to 7, are invited to participate and create a funny stor y involving Florida’s very own storm season o f hurricanes, tornadoes and tropical storms. The short-story contest involves simple illustrations or a comic strip based on the “storm watch” theme. “As a resident of New England, I’ve weathered a number of storms that have turned my life upside down for days or even weeks. I’ve found that the best way to get through a tough situation is with a positive attitude and a good sense of humor. I’m very excited to read the contestants’ essays on the ‘storm watch’ theme and see how they inject humor into their work,” said Kinney. Contest winners accompanied by their parents will be recognized at a VIP breakfast, sponsored by Brown & Brown Public Risk Insurance Agency, to kickoff Volunteer USA Foundation’s 12th Celebration of Reading. The annual literacy event will take place Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 at the Hyatt Regenc y Coconut Point Resort & Spa and is hosted by former Gov. Jeb Bush, Mrs. Barbara Bush and members of the Bush family to support successful family literacy programs in the southeast U.S. The students will be Kinney’s guests of honor at the Celebration o f Reading breakfast and have the opportunit y to visit with the author and share their winning submissions. Entries must be submitted electronicall y to Contest@VolunteerUSAFund.org or postmarked no later than the Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 to: Volunteer USA Foundation, Attn: COR 2012 Writing Contest, 516 North Adams Street, Tallahassee, Fla. 32301. Fifteen winners will be selected based on their writing and imagination. 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8 Immokalee Bulletin December 22, 2011 By Manny TouronSpecial to the Immokalee Bulletin Thanks to the Immokalee Foundation, the Soccer Pit Cobras U18 Boys will be traveling to the Tampa Bay Sun Bowl December 26–30 to play in a College Showcase Tournament. Last year the Soccer Pit received a Community Grant from the Immokalee Foundation that would sponsor the boys in this tournament. We are hoping that a college coach sees the playing ability of some of our boys, especially the seniors. It would certainly open the door to other players in the future. The boys will play two Florida teams and a team from Georgia in the opening round. Hopefully we’ll be around on Friday the 30th o f December to play in seminals and nals. This type of tournament was only a dream a few years ago due to the cost involved, but The Immokalee Foundation has made this dream come true for our club and for that we are extremely grateful. We will represent them well. Soccer Pit Cobras U18 Boys travel to Tampa Sun-N-Fun Lagoon Water Park will open for Winter Break from Thursday, Dec. 22 through Wednesday, Jan. 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Sun-N-Fun Lagoon will be closed Christmas Day. Relax right in your own back yard at Sun-N-Fun Lagoon’s family friendly attractions. Plus, Collier County residents with a driver’s license showing a Collier County address receive a discount of $2 on entries for those 48 inches or taller! The park is offering a special discount this year to Collier County residents with a Florida Driver’s License. With a Florida Driver’s License showing a Collier County address, you and your party will receive $2 off any 48 inch or taller entry, normally $12. Children three and under enter free and those shorter than 48 inches are just $5.50. Add sales tax to all fees listed above. Group rates, seasonal passes and party packages are also available. Call 239 2524073. For more information about Sun-NFun Lagoon or other public pool facilities, please visit the Parks and Recreation Department online at www.napleswaterpark. com or call Sun-N-Fun Lagoon at 239-2524021. Sun-N-Fun open for Collier County Schools Winter Break Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantHoliday network luncheonImmokalee area women enjoyed a monthly networking luncheon Dec. 8. This month they gathered at the Roberts Ranch Museum for a festive time together. Among a large group of committed and hard working women, County Commissioners Georgia Hiller and Donna Fiala both attended. CRA Executive Director Penny Phillippi, left, and CRA Executive Secretary Rosemary Dillon both enjoyed the event. Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Adam HerreraVisiting with SantaSanta’s visit to Christmas Around the World made the holidays special for Alexia Kay and Adam III Turrubiartez. The holiday event including the parade featuring an environmentally friendly theme and the gala following the parade brought out many in the community to enjoy the holiday season.