<%BANNER%>
Immokalee bulletin
ALL ISSUES CITATION PDF VIEWER
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00100151/00101
 Material Information
Title: Immokalee bulletin
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 44 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Independent Newspapers of Florida
Place of Publication: LaBelle, FL
Publication Date: 02-02-2012
Frequency: weekly (published on thursday)
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- La Belle (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Hendry County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Immokalee (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Collier County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Hendry -- La Belle
United States of America -- Florida -- Collier -- Immokalee
 Notes
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 16, no. 15 (Apr. 17, 1997).
 Record Information
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 36864856
lccn - sn 97027777
System ID: UF00100151:00101

Downloads

This item is only available as the following downloads:

( PDF )


Full Text

PAGE 1

Thursday, February 2, 2012 V ol. 45 No. 5 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Inside...Students First Highlights so far ...Page 3 IHS gets ‘Best Feat’ ...Page 8 By Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin It’s been a time for the Immokalee Fire Department and its members, including mass layoffs, the ring of Chief Scott Birge and the closing of the Carson Road station. One of the main causes of these upheavals is a serious loss of funding. Like the rest of the country, the economic downturn has battered the small institution. Interim Immokalee Fire Chief Rita Greenberg was installed to guide the department through the rebuilding process. Last weekend, IFD opened its doors to the public for a little fun and a little education. The event had a two-fold purpose. It gave the community a chance to get an up-close look at the trucks and equipment, and also provide information and education about the referendum on the ballot Tuesday, Jan. 31. Immokalee voters were being asked to pony up a little more on their property taxes. Immokalee re commissioners were seeking $3.75 per $1,000 of taxable value a 25 percent increase. That increase was approved by the voters Tuesday two to one, and should help ease the gap in funding caused by the economic downturn. IFD gets increase approval by majority New playground equipment celebrates a quarter-century of learningVillage Oaks Elementary School (VOE) received a pretty big 25th Anniversary gift – a brand-new playground! It even wears the school colors of purple and silver. A dedication ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 9, at 3:30 p.m. The ceremony will begin in the school’s cafeteria (1601 State Road 29, in Immokalee) with a video presentation, a student dance performance, and refreshments, followed by a trip to the playground for the ribbon cutting and a VOE 5th and 6th grade band performance. VOE students have been waiting patiently for the opening o f their new playground since the y rst heard about it before Winter Break. As the playground was nearing completion, students learned about each piece of equipment, as well as safety rules and procedures, during Physical Education classes. Students even tried their hand at teaching, as they were the ones that explained proper procedures and equipment names to the school’s Tutors and Assistants. The playground of cially opened for use early this month. To learn more, please contact Village Oaks Elementary at 239377-8600. Village Oaks Elementary dedicates new playground Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ CCDSA new play to play! What elementary school student would not delight in having access to a brand new state of the art playground to be the feature of the 25th celebration at Village Oaks Elementary School in Immokalee. The playground will be dedicated on Feb. 9 as part of the anniversary celebration. S o c c e r D a y Soccer Day!Local kids learn new soccer skills on a funlled day with FGCU Mens Soccer team. See more on Page 8 See IFD — Page 2

PAGE 2

2 Immokalee Bulletin February 2, 2012Serving 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 According to Chief Greenberg, the department has lost some $7,000 in funding, based on current property taxes. If the tax increase is approved, it will only replace about $450,000 of that loss. "Still short, but better," said Chief Greenberg. She added that the increase would allow the department to bring back some of the re ghters who had been laid off earlier. Station #31, closed due to unsanitary conditions including vermin infestation and unsafe structural conditions, was renovated w ith the help of volunteers last year. However, opening the facility is still sporadic because of lack of volunteers to man the station. Chief Greenberg said that the station is closed about 60-75 percent of the time. The re board is working on the budget process, trying to create a balanced budget a dif cult task as property values remain low and the economy is still extremely sluggish. A lthough the economic situation hurts everyone, the community still needs the same services, the chief observed. In 2011 IFD answered some 3,000 calls for service. Of these 54 percent were rerelated, the rest were emergency medical calls. In order to open up communication, Chief Greenberg and the re union are working to get out into the community, participating in events like chamber breakfasts and rotary lunches to share information. Handling both Big Corkscrew and Immokalee re stations requires serious time management skills for the chief. She said the two departments are dramatically different organizations, cultures. "Immokalee ( re department) has been up and down the last few years," she said. "It needs to develop a more team culture between the community, re ghters and volunteers." Chief Greenberg is the fth chief to lead the IFD in ve years; there have also been ten re commissioners during that time, adding to the turmoil the department has been experiencing. Part of her job is to foster a positive working relationship. "We're ready to move forward," Chief Greenberg said, adding that she understands the need for teamwork and positive working relations for all involved. She said that morale among the 15 re ghters on the line remains low. She said the department is working though its differences and a cohesiveness is starting to come through. Chief Greenberg originally volunteered at Big Corkscrew Fire Department in 1991 and was hired there in 93. She became chief in 2004. Chief Greenberg's contract runs from Oct. 1, 2011 through Sept. 30, 2012. However, it may be extended or ended with a 30day written notice. IFDContinued From Page 1 An Immokalee woman died as a result of a one-vehicle incident Jan. 19, in Hendry County. The incident occurred on C.R. 846 about 1.9 miles south of C.R. 833 at 2:25 a.m., that morning. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Texas Bille, 64, of Clewiston was driving a 2006 Ford F-150 north on C.R. 846 approaching a curve in the road. Seated on the passenger side, Carmen Diego, 41, exited the truck when it was in motion through the passenger side door. She landed on the northbound lane and continued to travel on the road coming to a nal rest on the east shoulder of C.R. 846. She sustained fatal injuries as a result of the action and was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash report indicated that the incident was alcohol related and that both occupants had been wearing their seatbelts before the incident occurred. Florida Highway Patrol continues to investigate the incident. Local Immokalee woman dies in Hendry vehicular incident The Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) Head Start Program will begin registering children for the upcoming 20122013 school year on Feb. 1. Head Start is a high quality early childhood program that serves eligible children whose families meet low income guidelines. To be eligible, a child must be four years old by September 1st of the current year. To register a child, parents need to call the Head Start of ce starting on Feb. 1. When registering, parents must provide: Proof of income (tax return, W-2) Child's certi ed birth certi cate Child's current immunization certi cate with Varicella (chicken pox) Child's current physical exam with hemoglobin and lead results Parent's picture identi cation Medicaid/insurance card Three proofs of residency (rental agreement, electricity bill, two water bills) Transportation must be provided by parents. Families most in need may apply for limited transportation spots. The Head Start program offers high quality educational, nutritional, medical, dental, mental health, disability and other services through strong partnerships that promote success through school readiness and family strengthening. To learn more, please contact the Head Start of ce at 239-377-0590 or visit their website at: www.collierschools.com/headstart/. Head Start program registration open League of Women Voters to host guest speakerCollier Circuit Judge Hugh D. Hayes and Collier Attorney Sharon Hanlon will speak at the League of Women Voters of Collier County meeting on Feb. 7, at noon at the Country Club of Naples. They will address How Florida Citizens Can Maintain an Independent Judiciary. The speakers will explain: how the Florida Judiciary works; how our courts are funded; the quali cations required to be a judge; how judges are appointed, elected and retained; the authority and responsibility of the Florida Bar Association; and, the Judges' and Bar Associations' priorities for the 2012 Legislative Session. The cost of the optional luncheon for LWVCC members is $20; non-members-$25. Reservations can be made at www.lwvcolliercounty.org or by calling 239-263-4656 before 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 4.Searching public records workshop offeredThe popular Searching Public Records Using Collier Clerk.com" will be held Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 2-4 p.m. at the South Regional Library on Lely Cultural Blvd. You can register by phone by calling 239-252-7542.Free landlord/tenant workshop offeredThe Immokalee Business Development Center (IMMBIZ) will host a free workshop for Landlord/Tenant rights concerning commercial properties on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Immokalee CRA / IBDC of ce, 1320 North 15th Street, Ste 2, Immokalee. The workshop will be presented by Sam J. Saad, III, Attorney at Law. Preregistration is necessary. For information, please call Rosemary Dillon at 239-867-4121 ext. 206.Entrepreneur School to begin in FebruarySo you think you want to start a business? Sign up now for the IBDC Entrepreneur School. The six week course is designed to provide and approach for thinking through the development of a new business idea or the growth of an existing small business. The next class starts on Feb. 7 and continues through March 13. Each class is held on Tuesday from 6 until 7:30 p.m. at 1320 N. 15th Street, Suite 2, Immokalee. To register or for more information, please contact Rosemary Dillon at 239-8674121 ext 206. Community News in Brief

PAGE 3

1.866.440.6084Admissions Hours: Mon Thurs 7:30a.m. 8p.m., Fri 7:30a.m. 5p.m., Sat 10a.m. 2p.m. Earn your degree as aMedical AssistantAdditional programs available: Occupational Therapy Assistant Choice. WHAT MATTERS MOSTKeiserSuccess.com FORT MYERS Schools & Instruction LABELLE TOBACCOAll cartons $26.87Located at the intersection of highways 80 & 29 67 North Bridge St (next to Little Caesars Pizza) Let our friendly staff show you how to save $$$ Open:9am to 7pm Monday thru Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sunday For more informaiton call 863-342-8021 3 Immokalee Bulletin February 2, 2012 Judy Faye Greer RoebuckIMMOKALEE — Judy Faye Greer Roebuck’s spirit separated from her earthly body Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. Judy was born in St. Louis, Mo., on Aug. 19, 1946. She graduated from Waynesville, Mo., High School in 1964. She and Ted were wed that same year on Dec. 19, 1964, at the UMC in Immokalee. Judy was a great mother, wife and grandmother. She taught Headstart for 13 years at Pinecrest and worked for 14 years as a orist. She was a member of First United Methodist Church for over 40 years as an active member, singing in the choir, working with various youth groups for many years and serving on many committees, especially worship and pastor parish. She was a band booster and cherished the pin she was given for riding Bus #2-Percussion and Flag Line for 8 years. She will be missed by her friends and church family. She is now with her mother and father, Sylvi a and Walter Greer; her older brother, Dale; and her four sisters, Betty, Dean, Norma, and Maxine. She is survived by her sweetheart of 50 years, Ted; children, Joshua Roebuck, and Amand a Paul Roebuck; one grandchild, Ella Angel; as well as her daughter and son by marriage, Tanya Garland Roebuck and Matthew Paul. The celebration of her life will begin at 10 a.m. with an informal remembrance on Saturday, Feb. 4, at First United Methodist Church, Immokalee. A formal service will follow at 11 a.m. Brister Funeral Home was entrusted with her care. Sign the guestbook at bristerfuneralhome.com. Obituaries IFD increase approved by overwhelming majorityImmokalee area voters stake their claim for greater re protection in Tuesday’s landslide vote. With 100 percent of the precincts counted 67 percent of the voters said “YES” to an increase in the millage for the Immokalee Fire Department, while 37 percent voted “No.” Compared to all the other voting districts, Immokalee and Ave Maria voters have spoken loudly and clearly. “We are willing to increase our taxes for a return to safer standards for our re protection.” Congratulations to all those who worked so hard to accomplish this Herculean task and a special “thank you” to the Immokalee and Ave Maria voters! Rick Heers Immokalee Letters to the Editor A great rst half!By Joe LandonCollier County District Schools As promised in last week’s column, Immokalee High School (IHS) Principal, Dr. Mary Murray, is sharing the top 25 highlights from the rst semester. There’s a lot of great stuff going on at IHS! 1. Varsity Football – Class 5A District Champs, advanced to regional nals 2. Four students invited to the Army Football Combine – Top 500 Juniors in the Country 3. Deadrin Senatnamed Defensive Player of Combine for 11thgradeat Under Armour Combine 4. Varsity Head Football Coach Jerrod Ackley – Class 5A Coach of the Year 5. Tshumbi Johnson – Class 5A Offensive Player of the Year, 1st Team All-State 6. CCPS Special Olympics Male Athlete of the Year – Johnny Garza 7. Special Olympics Basketball Team quali es for state tournament 8. Junior Kerby Henry elected State of Florida BETA Club Vice President 9. IHS BETA Club Overall State Champs, quali ed in several categories for national competition 10. State Farm Friday Night FeatsVideo Contest Winner 11. Senior Mariela Vega received a $5,000 Sun LifeRising Star Scholarship from the Miami Dolphins Foundation in a surprise visit from a Dolphin entourage 12. Girls and Boys Cross Country Teams advanced to State 13. IHS volunteer John Henry named Take Stock In Children Statewide Mentor of the Year 14. Varsity Boys Basketball Team won two holiday tournaments over winter break 15. Freshman Boys Basketball Team won the MLK tournament 16. Project Nook – all 9th/10thgrade students have Nooks 17. Project Nook – 11th/12thgrade migrant students have Nooks 18. Two new freshman inductees into Take Stock In Children Program 19. Teacher Heather Viniar honored by Governor Rick Scott at his State of the State Address 20. Governor Rick Scott visited IHS and taught several classes 21. Two Teachers of Distinction: James Dixon and Kim Owens 22. Won the “Top Team” trophy for the Take Stock In Children 5K Run 23. Boys Golf Regional quali er –freshman Trey Boone 24. Four entries in the Immokalee Christmas parade plus booths, acts, and security detail for Winterfest after the parade 25. 40+ families were provided food and Christmas gifts via IHS clubs and donations According to Principal Murray, “IHS has had a very positive rst semester. We couldn’t be more proud of how our students have performed this semester and we look forward to an even better second semester. Our IHS team, staff, students, parents, and community, are looking forward to making 2011-2012 a record setting year for IHS. Go Indians!” Students First IHS Students and parents for grades nine through 12 will have the opportunity to gather important information from college representatives on nancial aid for their upcoming college years. The college night program will be held on Monday, Feb. 6 from 6-8 p.m. in the IHS Gym and will include representatives from iTECH, FGCU, NOVA Southeastern University, Johnson and Wales University, ITT Technical University, Edison State College, Full Sail University, Hodges University, University of South Florida and others. Displays will be available to provide individual information on individual colleges. A nancial aid presentation for seniors and parents will take place in the auditorium. Pizza and drinks will be available for purchase. Financial Aid and College Night

PAGE 4

Our International Collectors Association members are looking for the following types of items. Hundreds of People Cash In at the Port LaBelle Inn Yesterday! Port LaBelle Inn LaBelle Gold and Silver pour into yesterday’s event due to highest prices in 40 years.By Jason DelongTHR’s Treasure Hunters Roadshow STAFF WRITER “It is unbelievable, I brought in some old coins that had been in a little cigar box for years and some old herringbone necklaces and in less than fifteen minutes I left with a check for $712.37.” “If you go to the event, you can cashin your items for competitive prices. THR representatives will be available to assess and purchase your items at the Port LaBelle Inn through Saturday in LaBelle .” www.treasurehuntersroadshow.com WE BUY 10¢ & 12¢ COMIC BOOKS! All sports memorabilia is in high demand including: Pre 1970’s baseball cards; autographed baseballs, footballs & basketballs; jerseys; signed photos; etc... Gold and Coin Prices High, Cash In Now “It’s a modern day gold rush,” said Jeff Parsons of THR’s Treasure Hunters Roadshow. Top Five Items To BringGold JewelryGold CoinsPocket WatchesSterling SilverSilver CoinsThe event continues in LaBelle every day through Saturday!Jan. 41st Feb. 4thPort LaBelle Inn1563 Oxbow Dr., LaBelle FL, 33935Directions: 863.675.4411 Show Info: 217.787.7767 PAID ADVERTISEMENTTHRs Treasure Hunters Roadshow is not affiliated with or related to the Antiques Roadshow television series, PBS or WGBH 4 Immokalee Bulletin February 2, 2012

PAGE 5

INDIAN CENT UP TO $500* MERCURY DIME UP TO $3,600* 3 CENT PIECE UP TO $2,500* LIBERTY VŽ NICKEL UP TO $2,800* BARBER DIME UP TO $2,800* JEFFERSON WARŽ NICKEL UP TO $2,000* WHEAT BACK CENT UP TO $1,500* SHIELD NICKEL UP TO $4,000* CAPPED BUST HALF DIME UP TO $10,000* 2 CENT PIECE UP TO $2,000* BUFFALO NICKEL UP TO $1,800* BRAIDED HAIR LARGE CENT UP TO $3,800* PAID ADVERTISEMENT OFFERS BASED ON GREYSHEET PRICES*This amount depends upon rarity, condition and what collectors are willing to pay WE HAVE UNCOVERED SOME OF THE RAREST NOTES IN UNITED STATES HISTORY! BRING IN YOUR OLD BANK NOTES TO FIND OUT IF YOU HAVE A HIDDEN GEM! INDIAN CEN T UP TO $ 500* M ER CU RY DI M E $ UP TO $ 3 600* 3 C E N T PIE C E UP TO $ 2,500* L IBERTY VŽ N I C KEL UP TO $ 2,800* BA RBER DI ME UP TO $2,800* 800* J EFFER SO N WARŽ NI C KE L UP TO $2 000* W HEAT BACK CEN T UP TO $ 1,500* S HIELD N I C KEL UP TO $ 4 000* CA PPED B US T H A LF DI M E UP TO $ 10 000 2 CENT PIECE UP TO $ 2,000* B U FF A L O N I C KE L UP TO $ 1,800* B RAIDED HAIR LARGE CEN T UP TO $ 3,800* PAID AD V ERTISEMEN T OF FE RS B AS ED O N GR EY SH EE T PR IC ES *T h is amount d e p en d s u p on rarit y con d ition a n d w h at co ll ectors are wi ll ing to p ay A W W W W W W W W W W E E E E E E H H H H H A A A A A V V V V V E E E E U U U U U N N N N N N N N N C C C C C C C C C O O O O O O O O V V V V V V E E E E R R R R E E E E E D D D D D D D D D S S S S S S S S O O O O O O O O O O M M M M M M M M M E E E E E O O O O O O O F F F F F T T T T T H H H H H E E E E E E E W WE HA HAV AV VE U NC NC O COV OV VE R RE D SO SOM OM ME O OF T TH E R R R R R R R A A A A A A A A A A R R R R R E E E E E E E S S S S S S S S S S S T T T T T T T T T N N N N N O O O O O T T T T T T T E E E E E S S S S S S S N N N N N U U U U U U N N N N N T T T T T T E E E E D D D D D D D S S S S T T T T T A A A A T T T T T E S S S S H H H S S T T T O O O O R Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y ! RA RA AR RE S E S T S T N O N O T O T TE S E S I N U N IT IT TE D S T S TA TAT AT TE S E S H I S I S T S T O T O O R Y RY Y B B B B B B R R R R N N N N N N N N N G G G G G G G G G G N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y O O O O O O O O O O U U U U U U U U U U R R R R R O O O O O O L L L L L L D D D D D D B B B B A A A A A A A A A N N N N N N N N N K K K K K K K K N N O O O O O O O T T E S S T T T T T T T O O O O O O F N N N N N N D D D D D D D B R RI NG NG I N YO YOU OU R O OL LD BA BA AN K NO NOT OT TES ES TO TO F I N D O O O O O O O O O O O U U U U U U U U T T T T T T T T T F F F F F F F F F Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y O O O O O O O O O U U U U U U U U U H H H H H H H H H A A A A A V V V E A A A A A A A A H H H H H H D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D E E E E E E N N N N N N N N G G G G G G E E E M M M M M M M M M M ! OU OU T UT I F YO YOU OU HA HAV AV VE A H I D DD DE N G GEM EM 217.787.7767 WHO THRS TREASURE HUNTERS ROADSHOW WHAT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC TO SELL THEIR ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES WHERE PORT LABELLE INN 1563 OXBOW DRIVE LABELLE, FL 33935 WHEN JAN. 31ST FEB. 4TH TUES…FRI 9AM…6PM SATURDAY 9AM…4PMDIRECTIONS 863.675.4411 PURCHASING SCRAP GOLD & SILVER, TEA SETS, ROUNDS, GOLD BARS & STERLING. PAYING CASH FOR ALL COINS PRE-1970 & CURRENCYTHRs Treasure Hunters Roadshow is not affiliated with or related to the Antiques Roadshow television series, PBS or WGBH 5 Immokalee Bulletin February 2, 2012

PAGE 6

For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Auctions 6th Annual “Cane Country” Auction Sat. ~ February 4, 2012 ~ 9:00 a.m.26400 State Rd 880 Belle Glade, FL (20 Miles W of West Palm Beach, FL) Sale Site Phone: 800-985-5699 Tractors, Cane Harvesting Equip, Pickup Trucks, Power Units and much more Consignments Welcome Check the web for additional information: www.demottauction.com Terry DeMott, Sr. ~ M)229-891-1832 sales@demottauction.com Auctioneer: Terry DeMott, Sr. FL #AU1833-AB1285 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Special Notice ATTENTIONAll employees of the following companies: LFC Agricultural Services, Inc. and LFC Management Services, Inc. aka LIPMAN (formally Six L’s) You may pick up your 2011 W-2 from 8:00am to 5:00pm beginning on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at the following location: Lipman HR/Payroll Department 306 East Main Street, Immokalee, Florida If you have any questions please call the HR/Payroll Department 239-657-4421 extension 3238 D & K Harvesting and Gulf Citrus Harvesting & Haulingemployees may pick up their 2011 W-2’s at 890 Spratt Blvd LaBelle, FL Monday-Friday 7 am to 3:30 pm Auctions How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Special NoticeH & R Farms, Inc of Immokaleeemployees may pick up their 2011 W-2’s at B & C Bookkeeping 1255 N. 15th Street #4 Immokalee, FL 34142 Monday-Friday 9am to 5pmImmokalee Produce Shippersemployees may pick up their 2011 W-2’s at 2055 Global Dr.Immokalee, 9am to 5pm Monday-Friday Call 239-657-5555 for more information Leal Harvesting & Hauling, Inc employees may pick up their 2011 W-2’s at B & C Bookkeeping 1255 N. 15th Street #4 Immokalee, FL 34142 Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm Zarate Contracting, Incemployees may pick up their 2011 W-2’s at B & C Bookkeeping 1255 N. 15th Street #4 Immokalee, FL 34142 Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeMULTI-CRAFT JOURNEYMAN Safely fabricate, install, inspect, maintain, troubleshoot and repair conveyors, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps, turbines, steel structures, chutes, fans, pipelines, valves, vessels, pressure vessels, etc. Utilize miscellaneous metal working equipment and processes such as arc welding, oxygen/acetylene, MIG, TIG and plasma methods to perform welding functions. Must be able to pass a 6G welding test.Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online: www.ussugar.com TEMP DIESEL MECHANIC• Diagnoses and performs repairs, maintenance and inspections on heavy machinery.• Experience with trucks, farm machinery and other diesel equipment.• Perform engine, transmission, drive train, brakes, chassis, diagnosis and repairs on cane harvesting and industrial equipment. • Repair conveyors, engines, A/C systems, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps, turbines, fans, valves, tracks, etc. Email your resume or Apply Online Jdooley@ussugar.com www.ussugar.com Employment Full Time Employment Full TimeSOUTHERN GARDENS CITRUS Clewiston, FloridaPurchasing SpecialistDuties will include reviewing, verifying, and investigating problems with purchase orders and contacting appropriate parties. Reconciliation of accounts payable invoice issues. Assist purchasing manager with assigned contract balances, review delivery and payment of purchase orders, review approved vendor list, prepare reports and budgets, liaison between USSC and SGC regarding assigned commodities (i.e.fuel, etc.). Will ll in for Purchasing Manager as required. Skills needed: Interpersonal; analytical and problem solving; excellent verbal and written skills; facilitation; and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and work in a team based environment. Computer skills in Word, Excel, Power Point, SAP and Outlook required. Prefer A.P.P. certi cation, contractual obligation resolution experience, and knowledge of Purchasing practices and techniques. Accounting background is a plus. Southern Gardens is a major supplier of 100% pure Florida not-from-concentrate orange juice to the private label industry and major brands. Position provides an excellent bene ts package that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, 401-K, and potential bonus. EOE. Please fax resumes to: 863-902-4315 or email dmelton@southerngardens.com Employment Full Time Employment Full Time CIVIL EARTHWORK CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT NEEDED Civil Engineering Contractor is seeking an experienced and quali ed individual to supervise a construction project on the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee. Must have 10+ years experience in supervising site construction with heavy equipment earthwork activities. Candidates must have valid Florida driver’s license, reliable transportation and be willing to travel to various project sites around the lake. Salary is contingent on experience. We offer a Drug Free Workplace, Health and 401K plan. Please email a resume complete with work history and references to: pwalker@optsvc.com or Fax to 863-467-8067. No phone calls please. Early Childhood Education Teacher Nonpro t in Immokalee seeks candidates with minimum 45 hours DCF training and CDA, Associate or Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education preferred. Rqmts: At least 1 experience working with children and excellent communication (oral and written)/ organizational skills. F/T position with bene ts. Send resume to atorres@guadalupecenter.net or fax to 239-657 7136. Apply online http://guadalupecenter.net/get-involved/careers. EOE, drug test required. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! 6 Immokalee Bulletin February 2, 2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds.

PAGE 7

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. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsIMMOKALEE 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 ApartmentsLOOKING FOR AFFORDABLE RENT? Come see Immokalee’s Newest Affordable Housing Community. Pay no more than 30% of your households adjusted monthly income for rent and utilities. ESPERANZA PLACE, affordable 3Br/2Ba Apartments, Handicap unit available Energy ef cient appliances, washer/dryer hook ups, spacious oor plans, community center on site with computer lab for resident use and classes. Free access to Carl Kuehner Community Center educational and social programs. Must be farm or grove labor employed Call Rental Of ce at 657-2009 Mon-Fri, 8:00AM-5:00PM 2693 Marianna Way, #308 (TDD 1-800-955-8771) Equal Housing Opportunity Condos/Townhouses RentLEHIGH DUPLEX 3br, 2ba, carport, exc. move-in cond., includes lawn care. Mirror Lakes area, close to SR 82. No pets, $650/mo. (239)369-9567. Apartments 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 Mobile Home RentCRESENT ACRES 2br 2bath mobile home. $300/mo. or $75/wk Call 863-245-2477. Mobile HomeSaleBank repo. Must be sold 2br/2bath doublewide in excellent condition on 1/2 acre lot. Only $3,000 down. Call Kenny 863-673-4325 or 863-675-8888 BANK REPO’S Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 Large doublewide on 2.5 acres on Case Road. $4,000 down, nancing available with your good credit. Call 863-675-8888 or 863-673-4325 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public NoticeCOLLIER COUNTY, FLORIDA Proposed Reprogramming of CDBG Funds Citizen Participation NOTICE Collier County is proposing an amendment its 2011-2012 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Action Plan. This amendment will reprogram a total of $775,016 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds into another Infrastructure/Public Facilities Project to bene t the citizens of Collier County. The proposed amendment would move CDBG funding from a Collier County Parks and Recreation Department proposed project for construction of a Community Center at Eagle Lakes in East Naples to a project for the construction of a Community Center at South Immokalee Neighborhood Park in Immokalee, FL. Collier County Parks and Recreation Department is requesting this change to expend federal funds more ef ciently. The Eagle Lakes Park Community Center will still be constructed using general and ad valorem funds. Both Community Centers will be used for Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) Programs and other community uses. Public Comment Period There will be a public comment period from February 2, 2012 thru March 3, 2012 regarding the proposed use of CDBG funds. During this period, citizens may send their comments regar ding the proposed 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. Final Action This action is on the agenda for the March 27, 2012 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 of ce 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. 408687 IB 2/2/2012 ROOFING AUCTIONBUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY 7 Immokalee Bulletin February 2, 2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Reading a newspaper helps you get more out of life.No wonder newspaper readers have more fun! Celebrations .newszap.com/celebrationsEngaged? Just married? Golden anniversary? New baby? Share your news in print and online. This month marks the 11th anniversary of National Mentoring Month, an annual outreach campaign held each January that aims to increase national attention about the need for mentors and positive effects mentoring can have on the lives of the nation’s youth. It is something the folks at The Immokalee Foundation have seen rsthand. Since 2001, the foundation has supported the matching of mentors with quali ed seventh-, eighthand ninth-grade students from Immokalee Middle School and Immokalee High School through its scholarship and mentoring program, Take Stock in Children. Students who successfully ful ll their required pledge to earn good grades, exhibit good behavior and meet weekly with a mentor are awarded a full college scholarship upon high school graduation. Liz Allbritten, executive director of The Immokalee Foundation, said more than 80 community volunteers from Lee and Collier counties currently mentor students in Immokalee, but more are needed. “These children are our future. Mentoring can help them realize their value and potential – it can change their lives.” A community mentor meets with a student once a week throughout the school year and helps them nd their path to success. With a time commitment of only a few hours each week, a volunteer can get to know a student and help them navigate challenges of education and life. And it works. Students raised in Immokalee face a bleak future with a low graduation rate and a lack of opportunities, as evidenced by the 80 percent high school graduation rate. Last year 100 percent of the seventh-grade students in Immokalee inducted into the program graduated from high school and continued their postsecondary education. “We attribute much of this success to the hard work of our volunteer mentors,” Allbritten said. “We couldn’t do what we do without them.” Kay Fumo currently mentors two Immokalee High School students: ninth grader, Francisco Cuevas and tenth grader, Joann a Chavez. Now in her fourth year as a mentor, Fumo says she gets just as much out of the experience as the students. “I nd spending time with these bright, hard-working young students – who have so much to offer – very rewarding. It is wonderful to see them grow and mature, while helping them see and experience new things. I’m excited for them and their future. It enriches my life as I am able to participate in theirs.” Mentor, Jim DeCuzzi agrees. DeCuzzi currently serves as executive director of Immokalee Housing & Family Services and is a member of adjunct faculty o f ITT Technical Institute in Fort Myers, but still takes time to mentor Jovenel Benjamin. “I really enjo y the experience and Jovenel is terri c. Mentoring affords me the chance to give something bac k and make a positive difference in the life of a young person.” This month, TIF will host an of cial ceremony inducting 27 students into the TSIC program, therefore the need for additional mentors is great. “If you want to change the life of a child and contribute to your community, please consider donating your time as a mentor,” said Ms. Allbritten. “It will change your life as well.” The Immokalee Foundation has a range of programs that focus on building pathways to success through college and vocational school, mentoring and tutoring, and opportunities for broadening experiences and life skills development. To learn more about volunteering as a mentor or for additional information, call 239-430-9122 or visit www.immokaleefoundation. org. Immokalee Foundation celebrates National Mentoring Month

PAGE 8

By Manny TouronSpecial to the Immokalee Bulletin What a day for soccer. The FGCU Eagles men soccer team along with Head Coach Bob Butehorn and Assistant Coach Alex Aldaz visited Immokalee this past Saturday to participate in the ICS Academy held every w eekend at the practice elds of Immokalee High School. Nearly 70 students from the Immokalee Community School in grades Pre-k through 6th receive instruction in the fundamentals of soccer every Saturday w ith the assistance of nine Immokalee High School/Soccer Pit Cobras players. This is part of the school culture being established at ICS. Mr. Jim McDevitt, ICS principal believes that physical activity and academics are bene cial in creating well rounded individuals. Having the FGCU men's team there meant a great deal for the program and for the movement of soccer in Immokalee. The players from FGCU seemed to have a lot of fun with our kids. We hope that they return one more time before the end of the academy at the end of February. FGCU Eagles Mens Soccer host special day for kids 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 8 Immokalee Bulletin February 2, 2012 Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Manny TouronThe Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles Men’s Soccer team spent some quality time with Immokalee local kids at Immokalee High School. From Pre-k little ones through the sixth grade, little “soccerheads” learned skills of the game. Quarterback sneak, tackle, blitz, punt all well known football plays. Immokalee High School's (IHS) football team just added hurdle' to that list. IHS was recently voted one of the winners of a $2,500 State Farm Friday Night Feats Video Contest award for a player's track and eld-type hurdle on the football eld. State Farm representatives visited the school last week for the check presentation. It was during last fall's football game between the IHS Indians and Cape Coral High School that IHS wide receiver Jacky Marcellus caught a short pass from his quarterback, took off towards the end zone and avoided an early tackle by skillfully jumping over a Cape Coral defensive back to continue his 25 yard run. The big play was caught on lm and submitted to State Farm's Friday Night Feats Video Contest, which honors big moments in high school football. It's the fans who vote for their favorite plays and IHS fans came through. Immokalee High School was one of four Florida schools, and among 52 schools nationwide, to be voted a winner. The Indians will put their award towards purchasing new football uniforms and improving equipment. Take a look at the IHS's winning play by visiting fridaynightfeats.com/fnf/?play=35682. To learn more, please contact the school at 239-377-1800. Immokalee High receives award for best gridiron play By Rick HeersSpecial to the Immokalee Bulletin Of ce Manager Ana Martinez and receptionist Lupita Garcia are pictured donating a gas tank to Executive Director of I HOPE Rick Heers to assist them in operating their donated forklift. A number of organizations in Immokalee have been so kind to the ministry of the IDC-I HOPE Distribution Center. As of the end of January, I HOPE has enrolled over 300 families and businesses into membership at their warehouse located at the Technology Tradeport Park in the TMI building. Since starting in one warehouse and of ce, the IDC now operates out of 3 storage bays with a capacity of nearly 9,000 square feet of storage. In addition to a multitude of home improvement-tile, windows, shutters, doors, tools, cabinets, countertops, toilets and appliances-one warehouse is devoted to a variety of good, slightly used furniture items. All goods are available at a fraction of what you'd pay in most stores. Individual members come from the surrounding area, and pay an annual membership fee of $25, whereas business members pay an annual fee of $100. In order to serve the community fully, I HOPE will be open this Saturday morning from 8:30-11:30. Come out and save yourself some money while supporting the ongoing work of I HOPE! Balgas supports I HOPE Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Rick HeersLocal business, Balgas Gas helps out in a number of ways in support of the I HOPE Immokalee Distribution Center including donating bottled gas to power the forklift in the distribution warehouse.