Immokalee bulletin
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Title: Immokalee bulletin
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Place of Publication: LaBelle, FL
Publication Date: 05-03-2012
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Thursday, May 3, 2012 V ol. 45 No. 16 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Missing W oman found safe ...Page 2 School News ...Page 7 Letters to the Editor ...Page 3 Inside... Volunteers recognized ...Page 8 Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ TIFThese Immokalee Foundation students including Melissa Alcime, Sandra Andres, Manuel Calabrese, Jennifer Flores, Leslie Gallegos, Andreana Herrera, Ana Martinez, Marycruz Mendoza, Mandi Perez, Bryan Reyes, Clarissa Rios, Mark Trejo, Christopher Turrubiartez along with a new friend, former astronaut Jerry Carr, enjoyed and Out of this World adventure at Kennedy Space Center. See more photos and story on Page 4. Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Eden ParkWild ower artIsrael Ozuna and Soledad Ramirez, both Eden Park Elementary School third graders tied for the top awards in the 2012 Wild ower Art Contest hosted by Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Land and Water Trust. Students across the county prepared and created their wild ower artwork and were judged on their creativity, color and technique. See Page 4 for story and photo. By Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin So many foreign names have become branded on the American consciousness in the past decades due to military actions. Viet Nam, Lebanon, Granada, Panama, the Persian Gulf, Somalia. Long after the headlines have faded, the men and women who bore the brunt of America’s military actions often still Center gives help and hope to veterans Special to the Immokalee Bulletin“That was over to soon!” exclaimed Morgan Conran excitedly, as she bounced off the slide after running through the obstacle course at the Immokalee Softball Field on Saturday. Morgan and many other kids just like her too k in all the rides and played with all the crafts at the Second Homerun Harvest Softball Fundraising Event in Immokalee on April 28. The obstacle course, bounce house, and laser tag areas were Homerun Harvest is a ‘Hit!’See HOMERUN — Page 2 See VETS — Page 2 Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Adam HerreraJen Terry, Bernardo Barnhart, Lorie Turrubiartez, County Commissioner Coletta and William Diaz. See our Facebook page fo r more photos. E d u c a t i o n i s ‘ O u t o f t h i s W o r l d ’ Education is ‘Out of this World’


2 Immokalee Bulletin May 3, 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 live with "unintended consequences." Even v eterans who served as long ago as WWII and the Korean War may still be living with repercussions from their service. Americans ask a lot from those who protect us and the shadows of their service can remain with them their whole lives. Like thousands of small communities, Immokalee has sent its share of young people off to serve this country and who may return carrying heavy burdens. Last January the Naples Vet Center opened a focal point for those who continue to feel the effects of their military serv ice. As part of the Department of Veterans Affairs the organization reaches out to veterans w ho need a hand returning to their normal life after serving in the military. In order to qualify for Vet Center services, a veteran must have served in a combat zone or be a victim of military sexual trauma. In addition, families that lost an active duty military member. including Reservists and National Guardsmen, may seek bereavement counseling there. Services are free to eligible veterans and their families. Staff includes three clinicians who hold counseling sessions, do outreach and community education on VA matters, and an of ce manager. Their job is to provide former military personnel assessment and referrals in dealing with physical, emotional or psychological repercussions from their service. Eric Ashley is the team leader at the facility. Formerly with the Department of Defense, he worked with Marines on Marine bases as Director of Family Services. He said staff at the center often helps veterans coping with anxiety disorders, depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The Vet Center Program was established by Congress in 1979 to serve Viet Nam era veterans with readjustment problems. In 1991, Congress extended eligibility to veterans of con icts in Lebanon, Granada, Panama, the Persian Gulf and Somalia. In 1996, services were extended to any veteran who served in a theater of combat operations during any period of war, or in any area during which hostilities occurred. Readjustment Counseling Services include: individual counseling, group counseling, marital and family counseling, Agent Orange information and medical referrals, assistance in applying for VA bene ts, employment counseling and guidance, alcohol/ drug assessments, information and referral to community resources, sexual trauma counseling and bereavement counseling. All information provided to Center staff is con dential, except in averting a crisis. Because the center is so new, it's not really set up to accept volunteers at this time, However, Mr. Ashley said they look forward to the support of volunteers in the future. The Naples Vet Center is located at 2705 Horseshoe Drive S, Suite 204, in Naples. It is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; also evenings and weekends by appointment. If you still carry the scars of combat, call the Naples Vet Center at 239-403-2377. V ETSContinued From Page 1 among a number of activities for kids to do at this year's tournament. Lipman and their agricultural partners put together a fun day for kids and a six team softball tournament that aimed to raise enough money to purchase over 500 school backpacks lled with supplies to distribute to our area's neediest children. "Our committee worked hard this year and actually exceeded our own goals. We think we have raised enough money to buy over 600 backpacks at this point," said one of the event organizers, William Diaz. Diaz pointed out that they have received overwhelming support from their sponsors, most of who are all agricultural companies and their partners. "It is refreshing to get such support from companies like Paci c Tomato and Everglades Farm Equipment. They goals are perfectly aligned with ours as they want to help the kids of our community have the tools they need to get ahead in school," added Diaz. "I think we saw a lot of interest in softball in the area and thought we should see if we could have fun with it and raise money to help the local kids at the same time, Lorie Turrubiartez stated when asked how they came up with the idea of a softball tournament fundraiser. "This is our second year and we are still building momentum." Last year's tournament was able to provide over 40 scholarships for local kids to attend summer camp in Immokalee. Lipman has counted on produce growers and their af liates to eld teams in the tournament and support their cause. Although, Lipman came out on top in this year's tournament, the real winners were the children and their families. Almost 400 people attended the festivities this year which included raf es, corn hole tournaments, and a ceremonial rst pitch. "We were fortunate to have County Commissioner Colletta and Immokalee Chamber president, Bernardo Barnhart come and throw out the rst pitch. It showed us the community is behind our efforts," said Turrubiartez. "We also had companies like B&L Hardware and Allen's Auto Parts give us items for our raf es. It was a real community effort. Plans are underway for the backpacks to be distributed before the school year this fall. Dates will be announced soon with a location and times. "My favorite ice cream was the strawberry, said Jazlynn Canales as she tried to clean the drips off of her tshirt. "I hope they have more next year." Organizers say ice cream will be in abundance again next year as sponsors have alread y committed again. It should be another da y of fun and softball for a good cause here in Immokalee. Keep the kids in mind should be easy as everyone gets to step up to the plate.' HOMERUNContinued From Page 1 Deputies have located a 44-year-old Immokalee woman who has been missing since Saturday, April 21. Investigators said Martina Jaimes left Gargiulo Farms in Golden Gate Estates, where she works as a farmworker, at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21. Her family reported her missing to the Collier County Sheriff's Of ce on Sunday, April 22. Missing woman is found safe Martina Jaimes May 9, Hodges University (Jubilation), 1170 Harvest Drive, Immokalee from 5-7 p.m. May 23, Immokalee Community Park, 321 North First Street, Immokalee 5-7 p.m. May 30, Southwest Florida Works, 750 South Fifth Street, Immokalee, 5-7 p.m. The Immokalee Area Master Plan is available in Spanish, Creole and English. Speakers of Spanish and Creole will be interpreting via headphones throughout all three meetings. For more information, please call 239-867-4121. Public meetings to discuss Immokalee Area Master Plan Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Adam HerreraImmokalee Chamber president, Bernardo Barnhart come and throw out the rst pitch at last weekend's Harvest Homerun Fest in Immokalee.


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LOW COST VACCINATION CLINICS Community News 3 Immokalee Bulletin May 3, 2012 Harvest FestivalEditor’s note: Regarding the letter from Joanne Loukonen, Harvest Festiv al Pageant Director in last week’s edition of the Immokalee Bulletin: Alexa Pena was the winner of the Harvest Festival Talent competition and was not mentioned in the submitted letter.IHS plans eventsHello fellow Indians, This is a very exciting time at Immokalee High School. The y ear is coming to an end and everyone is looking forward to the future. There are many events that will be taking place in the month of May and we want to make sure everyone is informed. Date: Event: May 4, 2012 Talent Show at I.H.S 6 p.m. May 5, 2012 R.O.T.C trip May 8, 2012 R.O.T.C Awards during school May 8, 2012 Athletic Awards Night 6:30 p.m. at I.H.S May 10, 2012 Band Awards Night at I.H.S May 9, 2012 Senior Awards (During School) May 18, 2012 Migrant Awards 7 p.m. (ITech) May 24, 2012 Spring Football at Clewiston 7 p.m. June 1, 2012 Graduation Harbor Side Fort Myers Tony Allen Immokalee High School 239-377-1800 The Immokalee High School Quarterback Club would like to send a special thank you out to Ralph Hester for his continued support of Immokalee High School students. Among other business interests, Ralph is known in the community as the owner of The Immokalee Regional Raceway and of course for his tremendous support of Immokalee High School and the Immokalee community in general. Through Ralph’s generosity, the Quarterback Club was able to sell homemade ice cream during the harvest festival and raised over $1,000 that will be used to support student activities from football to Beta Club. It is the generosity of Ralph and others like him that makes Immokalee the wonderful community that it is. Tony Allen, Activities Director Immokalee High School Letters to the Editor Effective Monday, May 7, the Immokalee Branch Library, 417 N. First Street, Immokalee will close from 1 to 2 p.m. for staff to take lunch. The current staf ng situation at the Immokalee Branch necessitates the need to close the building daily for one hour. In an effort to minimize the service disruption to our patrons, the library will be open during the traditional lunch time and will reopen before area schools dismiss. This change is only temporary and regular uninterrupted hours will resume as soon as current job vacancies are lled. Library days and hours effective Monday, May 7. Monday: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 1 and 2 p.m. 5 p.m. Thursday:11 a.m. – 1 and 2 p.m. 7 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m. – 1 and 2 p.m. 5 p.m. The staff at the Immokalee Library appreciates everyone’s cooperation and understanding during this temporary change in hours. Immokalee Branch announnces Library hours to change The Florida Legislature recently voted, and Governor Rick Scott signed a budget, to cut the Clerk of Courts budgets by 31M, statewide, translating into a 7 percent decrease in funding for each county clerk. Over the past 3 years, the Clerk of Courts in Collier County has reduced its budget by approximately 25 percent. In that period, the number of clerk employees has been dramatically reduced, satellite of ces have closed and customer services eliminated or cut back. It is expected that in the next scal year, the citizens of Collier County will experience more of the same. The Clerk’s of ce is already dealing with delays in the Recording Department due to increased volume and reduced staf ng. That scenario is expected to play out in all court departments, especially Civil. The Clerk is currently looking at ways to deal with the additional budget cuts while maintaining a level of access and service that is acceptable, although it will not be the same level of service that customer are used to receiving in Collier County. Dwight Brock re ected “I’m afraid it is going to get worse in the new scal year, which begins on July 1. I ask citizens for their patience and understanding and to expect delays! Expect delays at County Clerk of Courts’ Of ce The Community Redevelopment Agency is holding public meetings to discuss the Immokalee Area Master Plan. Please come to one of the following meetings. Spanish and Creole translators will be available. May 09: Hodges University (Jubilation), 1170 Harvest Dr., Immokalee, FL 34142, 5–7 p.m. May 23: Immokalee Community Park, 321 North 1st Street, Immokalee, 5–7 p.m. May 30: Southwest Florida Works, 750 South 5th Street, Immokalee, 5–7 p.m. The Immokalee Area Master Plan is available in Spanish, Creole and English and speakers of Spanish and Creole will be interpreting via headphones throughout all three meetings. For more information please call 239-867-4121. Master Plan informational meetings planned in May Church announces Night of FellowshipJoin Diane Hall on Saturday, May 5, at 6:30 p.m. for a Night of Fellowship and Praise with Rev. Dr. Tony Person of Fort Myers; Priase and Worship with Bro. Johnny Person; and Musician/Singer, Rhoderica Washington. For information, call 239-826-7073. Local ForecastThursday: A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. East wind between 8 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Thursday night: A slight chance of thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. East wind between 6 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10%.Extended ForecastFriday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. East wind between 6 and 8 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. East wind between 5 and 9 mph. Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Light east wind. Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. W eather Forecast


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EMAIL: Jdooley@ussugar.com Branch Manager and Truck Drivers Needed for wholesale Irrigation Supply House, clean drivers license, must pass a drug test, A pply in person at 212 New Market Ave West, Immokalee. Employment Full TimeNow Hiring Are you a talented Barber seeking employment? Contact Lorie 239-634-9828 Murphy’s Beauty & Barber 509 Main St, Immokalee Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Employment Full Time Locomotive & Car Mechanical Supervisor US Sugar is seeking a Railroad Supervisor with ve plus years of locomotive car repair experience. This position will supervise twenty ve workers and must be quali ed in FRA standards. The successful candidate will have had experience in all the following. Installation, maintenance and repair of Switcher, GP, MP15 style EMD locomotives. Repair of equipment pertaining to Locomotive/Cane Car Shop. 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Be prepared to help when called out for derailments and train breakdowns. Carry out inspections on Locomotives, railcars and equipment to FRA standards. Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at: www.ussugar.com TEACHERS Immokalee Child Care Center is seeking teachers. Must be exible, a team player with a Associate Degree or higher in early childhood. Please email resume to: Immokaleechild@ aol.com Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. 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FORT MYERS– The Southwest Florida Community Foundation has promoted Jacqueline E. Ehlers to executive assistant/marketing and communications coordinator. Ehlers joined the Community Foundation as a receptionist in May 2011 and most recently served as an executive assistant. In her new role, Ehlers’ responsibilities will include acting as a liaison between the Foundation staff and the organization’s public relations and design rms, coordinating marketing and communications activities, and serving as coordinator of the Foundation’s af liate funds. She will also play a key role in the planning and coordination of Foundation special events, as well as in the execution of the Foundation’s social media plan. She holds a bachelors degree in psychology from Florida State University and served as a background investigations representative for Fidelity Investments from 2006 to 2011. The Southwest Florida Community Foundation is celebrating its 35th year of supporting the communities of Lee, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Collier counties by connecting donors and their philanthropic aspirations with evolving community needs. The community foundation has provided more than $50 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. During its 2011 scal year, SWFLCF granted more than $3 million to more than 100 different organizations supporting education, animal welfare, arts and human services. For more information visit the Community Foundation’s website at www. oridacommunity.com or call 239-274-5900. Community Foundation promotes Jacqueline Ehlers Business & Service Directory AUCTION2006 Dodge3D7KR19D96G2192701999 Ford1FAFP4446XF122661 Time for a new car? Check out this auction onMay 14, 2012 at 9amKeiths Towing925 E. Delaware Ave. € Immokalee, FL (239) 657-5741 ROOFING Metal Roofs Re-Roofs Roof Repairs Seamless Gutters Soffit & Fascia Free Estimates Lic# CCC037019 981 Cowboy Circle Office (863)675-7045 Fax (863)612-1158 School News 7 Immokalee Bulletin May 3, 2012 Great students bring out the best in everyoneBy Joe LandonCollier County District Schools Village Oaks Elementary School Principal Dorcas Howard will tell you that there is always something special going on at her school. Well, there’s a very special event planned for May 16 involving Village Oaks students, but it will happen off campus. Guidance Counselor Connie Rogers continues the story in her own words: “For several years now, Bayside Restaurant in Naples has provided some of our students an opportunity to dine at their beautiful restaurant. Every year in May, they sponsor our Citizenship Luncheon. Each faculty member selects one student who has modeled outstanding citizenship throughout the year to attend this luncheon. These 50 students selected are instructed to dress in their nest clothing, bring their best manners, and represent our school in the best possible way. We board a school bus and head to Naples for a delicious lunch at Bayside. Teachers are asked to choose students each year who have not had the opportunity to attend in the past, giving more students a chance to have this experience. It is a huge honor to be selected to go and students look forward to this event each year. We always receive such positive comments from others who are dining in the restaurant about how well behaved and polite our students are! After the luncheon, these students write thank you notes to the people at Bayside thanking them for their generosity in providing us this opportunity. We want to express our sincere gratitude to the personnel at Bayside Restaurant for making this possible for our students each year!” The big news out of Immokalee Middle School is that their boys are the county Middle School Track and Field Champions. But, Principal Abel Jaimes has even more news to share, again, in his own words: “The Immokalee Foundation gives Center Court Tennis, Pelican Marsh Volunteers, a grant to bring tennis instruction to our Immokalee children. The last two years, they used the two courts at Parks & Rec. This year they expanded the program to 30 children instead of 20 by using tennis courts at our school, opening the opportunity to our students. Five students took advantage of the opportunity, along with students from the RCMA Charter School. The Immokalee Foundation purchased two brand new nets to replace damaged ones. The Pelican Marsh Volunteers provided free after school tennis lessons to our students every Tuesday from January through the end of April. The program concluded with a ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of the students. Every child was presented with a medal and at the end of the program they were given a tennis racket and two containers of tennis balls to keep. A bicycle was also raf ed, which an RCMA Charter School student won. Mr. Jim Holt and the rest of the Pelican Marsh Volunteers truly inspired our students and introduced them to a sport that many do not have an opportunity to experience until they get to Immokalee High School. Thank you Immokalee Foundation and Pelican Marsh Volunteers for your commitment to our Immokalee students!” Students First Graduation day is usually a time when students close one chapter of their life and step through the door to the next adventure. But, when graduation becomes practically impossible for a student – and there are a myriad of reasons this could happen – a second chance may be the key to a world of opportunity. Immokalee High School (IHS) is a place for that second chance. And, it’s thanks to their on-site EdOptions program that some 29 students, who were previously unable to graduate, will cross the stage with the IHS Indians Class of 2012 in June. EdOptions is an accredited online high school that offers customized educational solutions. One bene t is that students at risk of not graduating with their class can earn the credits they need to catch up with their cohorts. The program also has translation options for English Language Learners. All participating IHS students spend the day working through their online courses in one of the school’s computer labs, with a teacher and paraprofessional on hand for assistance. By the end of April, just about half of the IHS students enrolled in EdOptions will have completed their courses and will be eligible for graduation the remaining students are on track to nish in time to join the Class of 2012. “We are so appreciative of the district’s support of this program at IHS. Through this opportunity, doors and dreams are being opened for students and their families,” said Immokalee High School Principal Dr. Mary Murray. Ismael, the rst to complete the IHS EdOptions program, is an example of many of the students enrolled in this online high school. He nished his course work just last week and will be ready to graduate with the Indians – something he never thought would be possible for him. He will be the rst high school graduate in his family and is hoping to take his next step at a medical academy. To learn more, please contact the Immokalee High School at 239-377-1800. IHS students receive a w orld of opportunity Just a few weeks ago, a group of some 40 students crossed the stage to receive their General Educational Development (GED) diploma, after working hard to prepare for and successfully pass the required exam. If you wish to be the next to graduate and you’re planning to take the exam anytime soon, be sure to catch the GED Connection TV show as it restarts later this week. This informative series provides adult learners with the skills and knowledge needed to prepare for and pass the GED exam. The GED Connection series combines 39 video programs, print materials, and Internet learning activities to make studying for the test exciting, engaging, and effective. From the rst episode through the last, GED Connection takes an in-depth look at the ve subject areas covered on the GED exam – reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. The helpful series also provides assistance with a multitude of topics within these subject areas. Some speci c episode titles include “Getting Ideas on Paper,” “Poetry,” “Economics,” “Chemistry,” and “Introduction to Algebra.” Tune in to The Education Channel, cable 99, each weekday at 6:30 a.m. and 10 p.m., beginning Friday, May 4, to catch all the 30-minute episodes. And if you’d like to prepare for the GED exam in a classroom setting, you’re encouraged to take advantage of GED preparation classes offered at the following locations: Golden Gate Adult Learning Center, 2701 48th Terrace SW, 377-3905 Immokalee Technical Center, 508 North 9th Street, in Immokalee, 377-9900 Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology, 3702 Estey Avenue, 377-0984 Visit www.collieradulted.com for more information, testing fees, and registration details. GED Connection series returns Jacqueline Ehlers


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