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Thursday, May 24, 2012 V ol. 45 No. 19 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Honoring fallen soldier ...Page 2 RCMA Math gets Rowdy ...Page 4 Letters to the Editor ...Page 3 Inside... Soccer, Baseball and more ...Page 8 Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Literacy AcademyThe Family Literacy Academy of Immokalee, managed by Jump Start held its preschool graduation on Saturday, May 19, at Farm Workers Village Community Center. Pictured graduates: Yatziri Garcia, Mercedes Lopez, Yoselin Gomez, Angeles Salazar, Leonardo Cervantes, Isai Arreguin, Omar Brito, Yael Ruiz, Angel Chavez, and Jose Gomez (not pictured). Preschool Instructors: Mary Ann Rodriguez, Maria Segura (lead instructor), Lydia Warden. I m m o k a l e e H i g h S c h o o l C l a s s o f 2 0 2 5 . Immokalee High School Class of 2025... By Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin Immokaleeans know their football, thats a fact. They know it and they love it. Several of Immokalees young athletes have even made a name for themselves in the NFL. Now young Aaron Henry has signed as a free agent with the Oakland Raiders. From Pop Warner to the Immokalee High School Indians and beyond, this is fertile ground for all things football. Now, the Stars Football League (SFL) has initiated a professional team right here. The Swamp Dogs home eld will be Immokalee High School Gary Bates Stadium. The Swamp Dogs will start their season late June 9 against the Port St. Lucie Ironmen in Ft Pierce, Lawnwood Stadium. Tickets are on sale at the SFL Website www. StarsFootballLeague.com. Their rst home game will be June 30. On May 12, the Swamp Dogs held try outs at Rutenberg Par k in Fort Myers, putting prospective players through their paces in the Pro football team to open rst season in Immokalee Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantNewly formed Immokalee Swamp Dogs team owner, and CEO Pete Huthwaite. See PRO Page 2 By Rick HeersSpecial to the Immokalee Bulletin With truckloads of goods coming in from a variety of suppliers, the I HOPE Distribution Center may have just what you need for your home improvement projects. Great deals on inexpensive and higher-level tile, granite and marble pieces, tubs, cabinets, windows and doors and carpeting-both wallto-wall and area rugs await the smart buyers who would rather save the gas and the high cost of home repairs in Fort Myers and Naples by becoming a member of the I D C, located at 2050 Commerce Avenue, beside Gargiulos Packing house and the I I HOPE offers just the right deal Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Rick HeersSupplies, Supplies Supplies! I HOPE Distribution Center has what your project needs. See DEAL Page 2
40-yard dash and skill drills, watching how they handle the ball, how they move. In its second year, the SFL is looking to expand to 20 teams. At this time, there are now ten teams on the roster. Part of the Spring league, the Swamp Dogs are getting a late start and will only J une and July. The team is still being put together and promoters were adding offensive and defensive linemen to the roster. SFL President and CEO Pete Huthwaite believes so much in this league and this team that he is nancing much of it himself. He sees it as a huge business opportunity for partners. He's convinced that Immokalee is the right venue for a pro team. Swamp Dogs General Manager Jay Lawrence is very clear on why he pushed for Immokalee to have a team. "Immoklee will support this team," he said. "People here will love and embrace as their own like no other community." A nd that is fertile soil for football. He said Immokalee still has the tight knit sense of community many places have lost. Jay has a strong history with the Florida Stingrays, a professional indoor football team in Fort Myers, as vice-president of Operations and served in that role through the 2008 season. The Swamp Dogs are looking for players w ho will strive to be the best players that deserve to be here. Of course, it begins with athletic ability, but Jay explains that the difference between a good player and a great one is heart. He's looking for good, professional players who respect the game. The SFL can be a launching board to the NFL, if a player has the talent and commitment to take it to the next level. Yoshi Smith is coaching the Swamp Dogs linebacker. Immokalee born and bred, Yoshi came up through Immokalee Pop Warner through Indians Varsity, went on to play for Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, Iowa, then went pro in 2008 with the Florida Stingrays and with the Florida Tarpons. Now he sees coaching as his chance to share what he knows with others. For him, Immokalee is the perfect place for football. "We're not a professional' town," he said, "but we're born and raised on football." He remembers his days as a kid, standing at the fence of Indians football games, no money to get in, but fascinated by watching the red and white uniforms moving down the eld, with the band, the whole package. "It's all about opportunity for me." Southwest Florida is a big draw for football scouts, he noted, because "we have the speed, the size and the gift." In fact, Yoshi isn't shy about predicting a championship for the Swamp Dogs even this year, with such a short season. He sees the Swamp Dogs team coming together comparing well to other teams, largely because of the intensity of General Manager Jay Lawrence. and the community and family support of Immokaleeans. "I'm working with good people," Yoshi said, "It's another blessing for me." After knowing Jay Lawrence for six years, Yoshi says of him, "He can get the job done." Yoshi also relates to Jay because, although he's con ned to a wheelchair, he doesn't let it get in his way just like his younger brother, George. Playing for the Immokalee Indians, George was paralyzed. Now George has started his own record label called Kurious Boy and is attending iTECH, learning about studio music. Yoshi sees this business as a way to provide for his family and his community. In spite of all the hoopla about pro ball, for Yoshi, a chance to be head coach at Immokalee High School would be the top o f the profession for him. The SFL Swamp Dogs are here, bringing with them the excitement that formerly belonged to Fall the cheer of the crowd, the crash of helmets, the clash of wills. It's football time again in Immokalee. 2 Immokalee Bulletin May 24, 2012Serving Immokalee Since 1969To Reach UsMailing Address: P.O. Box 518 LaBelle, FL 33975 Physical Address: 22 Ft. 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All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We PledgeTo 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. 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DEALContinued From Page 1 PROContinued From Page 1 Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantJay Lawrence, Swamp Dogs GM Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Shari MonettaHonoring Sargeant Linda Pierre In May of 2011, A Florida not-for-pro t corporation, the Sergeant Linda Pierre Memorial Scholarship, Inc. was established. The founding committee includes Larry Wilcoxson from Immokalee, Tim Nance and Shari Monetta from Golden Gate Estates, and Chuck Marshall from Naples. Two Scholarships were awarded in 2011. Sergeant Linda Pierre, 28, Immokalee, was one of ve U.S. soldiers killed April 16, while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Pierre, who was assigned to the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky., died of wounds suffered when an Afghan National Army soldier attacked them with multiple grenades, according to U.S. Department of Defense reports. Pierre, who was in her rst tour overseas and had been deployed in late 2010, served as a human resource specialist helping train Afghan soldiers and was also on foot patrol, according to family members. The following six students are the recipients of the Sergeant Linda Pierre Memorial Scholarships for 2012. Each of the recipients is to receive $1,000 including: Joseph Flores, Nancy Flores, Clara Herrera, Youline Lima Fatima Soto, Alicia Townsend. Persons wishing to donate to the scholarship fund can make deposits at any Bank of America banking center in the name of the Sergeant Linda Pierre Memorial Scholarship. Checks, made payable to the Sergeant Linda Pierre Memorial Scholarship, can also be mailed directly to: Tim Nance Treasurer, P.O. Box 990129 Naples, FL 34116.
Leonel Garza, Sr., 69IMMOKALEE Leonel Garza, Sr. 69 of Immokalee, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2012 after an extended illness. Mr. Garza was born November 20, 1942 in Texas to father Ismael Jose Garza and mother Joaquina Ramirez Garza. He worked over 30 years for ABC Produce as a supervisor. Leonel Sr., is survived by his loving wife, San Juana Sanchez Garza; daughters, Mary Ann Mawee Garza, Claudia Garcia (Eloy), Angie Garza (Geraldo), and Marie Otila Tila Hernandez (Maxamino); sons, David Boo-Boo Garza (Lisa), Jose Joey Garza (Leticia), Thomas Bay Garza (Martha), Pedro Pete Garz a (Pattie); 34 grandchildren and many great grandchildren, along with extended family. He was preceded in death by his daughter, San Juanita Garcia on April 13, 2012; and son, Leonel Garza, Jr. in 1999. Visitation was held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Immokalee. Funeral Mass was held on April 27, 2012, also at the Church. Burial followed at Lake Trafford Memorial Gardens. 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LOW COST VACCINATION CLINICS 3 Immokalee Bulletin May 24, 2012 Obituaries Editorial rebuttalAs a long-time resident and business owner in Immokalee, it is important that I express my opinion on recent editorials that have been placed in the Immokalee Bulletin and Naples Daily News arbitrarily blaming Commissioner Jim Coletta for decisions that were the responsibility of the county commissioners acting as a group. These claims have been made by supporters of Tim Nance; and he, himself, in a recent editorial blamed Commissioner Coletta for the road to nowhere-Oil Well Road. The Immokalee community has been well-served by Commissioner Coletta over the past eight years, and hopefully he will continue his active service and support to the families of Immokalee after this falls election. The road to nowhere that Mr. Nance refers to is a valuable highway to Ave Maria University-one of the newest and growing universities in Southwest Florida, to one of the newest homeowner developments, and to the future home of the new Arthrex complex which in time will add hundreds of jobs and businesses in our area. Does he consider the hundreds of homeowners now in Ave Maria as nobodies? Does he consider all those college students that soon will number in the thousands nobodies? Does he think that the Arthrex development is nothing? Only someone without foresight would consider this a road to nowhere. If all o f the facts were known, much of the cost o f this extended highway has been paid for b y private developers. Most of the Immokalee communit y who, like me, have been around the community, live and work here, have witnessed many improvements in housing, beauti cation and business. In my humble opinion, Jim, not Tim, is the best representative for continuing development of the Immokalee area. Ski Olesky, Owner/operator of Lake Trafford Marina Letter to the Editor By Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin After months of dif cult times, Immokalee re ghters have something to smile about. On May 18 IFD received the Staf ng for A dequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant, which provides funding to increase the number of trained, front line re ghters in local communities. According to the FEMA Web site, The goal of SAFER is to enhance the local re departments abilities to comply with staf ng, response and operational standards. With this $736,920 the department will be able to ll the six re ghter positions lost last year. These jobs will be offered rst to the reghters who were laid off, although at least two have since become employed elsew here. Assistant Chief Mike Jenson said, with this grant, IFD will again have a full compliment of re ghters 21 and will be able to reopen the Carson Road station. That station had been closed as uninhabitable, refurbished by a host of volunteers, and has been open only as volunteers were available to man it. Assistant Chief Jenson said this is a twoyear grant and that it could take as much as 90 days to get everything in place. He said it will not x IFDs nancial problems, however he believes it will help till the economy turns around. Also, voters approved a tax increase from 3 to 3.75 mills beginning this year, and the effect of that increase has yet to be seen. The re ghters are excited, Assistant Chief Jenson said, and the commission is thankful for the grant. He admitted that morale plummeted after the layoffs last year, but this grant will inject some badly needed funding to revitalize the department. We think we have turned a corner, he commented. Administrators including the Interim Chief Rita Greenberg, Assistant Chief and the training operations of cer from Big Corkscrew have been working with the re board and IFD administration, overseeing operations and updating policies and procedures. Assistant Chief Jenson recalled some concern that doing double duty between Big Corkscrew and Immokalee might be a heavy burden, but he said it has worked well. All the departments work well together, he said, and praised Immokalees re ghters, saying, They gave a lot to save the department. Grant allows rehiring of six re ghters Local ForecastThursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 94. East wind between 6 and 10 mph. Thursday night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11 p.m, then a slight chance of showers between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. East wind between 5 and 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.Extended ForecastFriday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Northeast wind between 6 and 9 mph. Friday night: A 30 percent chance o f showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. East wind between 6 and 8 mph. Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Saturday night: A 30 percent chance o f showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Weather Forecast Its time to play basketball! You are invited to join us on Saturday, June 2, for a charity basketball game hosted by the Greater Immokalee Front Porch and Collier County Parks and Recreation. Great time to bring the entire family and help us cheer on Immokalees most popular fathers and successful men who will show off their skills and support our local charity. The charity game will be held at the Gym (Aquatic Center) located at 505 Escambia Street, Immokalee. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tip off at 7 p.m.. Admission is just $3. The game welcomes local talented youth an opportunity to participate as cheerleaders and halftime performers, and family fun, great music by a local D.J., social networking and raf e drawing. If you wish to play, please contact Wilson Toot Riley at 239-867-1394. Registration Deadline: Monday, May 28. No registration fee. Space is limited sign up today! So get up and lets play ball! Anyone interested in performing during halftime or wish to donate a raf e item, please contact Vicki Carr at 239-503-7733 or Front Porchs of ce at 239-658-1300. All donations are tax-deductible. Proceeds will bene t Front Porchs summer youth program. Front Porch to host Basketball charity game Men's Day Worship ServiceAllen Chapel A.M.E Church invites you to its second 100 Men In Black Mens Day Worship Service. On Sunday, May 27, at 4 p.m. Ladies are invited, too. Our guest preacher is Elder Isaac Thomas, who serves as the pastor of St. Mary Primitive Baptist Church of Punta Gorda. Come join us! Their mens choir will be in the house!
Children use chants and movement to learn terms All arms reach forward, as if to form straight-arm alligator jaws. A chant is coming. But this isnt a Gator football game; its kindergarten math. The gator jaws form the greater than sign. The children chant: The alligator opens wide, The bigger number goes inside! Thats how a room of 5-year-olds learns an important math symbol. Its a multisensory way of learning the math vocabulary, Principal Jim McDevitt said. The technique is called STANDOUT Math. Immokalee Community School, operated by Redlands Christian Migrant Association, embraced the curriculum supplement in the 2010-11 school year, and the childrens math test scores have been rising ever since. We believe its because they implemented our program, said STANDOUT Math owner Scott Hussey. STANDOUT Math executives, based in Colorado, also saw some Immokalee Community classes via Skype, and were impressed with teachers delivery of the program. Consequently they named the school as their Southeast School of the Year for 2011. Elizabeth Marizans kindergarteners spring from their seats and stretch both arms toward the ceiling. They chant: Like a Y, Reach for the sky! The topic is graphs, and the rhyme helps them remember that a graphs vertical axis is the Y axis, and the horizontal axis is the X. Each class in grades K-5 practices STANDOUT Math at least once a week. RCMA Math gets rowdy 4 Immokalee Bulletin May 24, 2012 A Peachy keen day for studentsBy Joe LandonCollier County District Schools Peaches and cream, peach cobbler (my choice over apple, cherry, or blueberry cobbler), peach upside down cake (instead of pineapple), playing the Peaches and Herb song Reunited as a dj on the radio in Battle Creek in 1979, and picking a peach from the tree in my parents backyard in South Bend as a 12-year-old boy (a tasty, juicy memory). These are the things that come to mind for me when I think about peaches. While the good folks in our Collier County Public Schools Department of Nutrition Services also thought of fresh peaches as they celebrated Peach Day, they were about the business of making peach juice, peach chicken rice bowls, peach BBQ-glazed beef rib sandwiches, romaine lettuce drizzled with a peach vinaigrette dressing, and even peach muf ns and other peach deserts. The celebration of Peach Day in our schools was in keeping with our involvement with the National Farm to School Network which connects schools and local farms with the goal of serving healthy meals in our cafeterias and improving student nutrition. On Peach Day, each of our schools offered peaches on both breakfast and lunch menus, introducing students to new menu items and healthy food choices including farm fresh Florida peaches. Students had fun celebrating Peach Day wearing peach colors if they could at the elementary level and wearing spirit shirts at middle and high school. Cafeterias were decorated in keeping with the peach theme, and there was a contest entered by 20 of our schools in which peach school spirit, art work, school staff participation, and things like that were judged. During a big Peach Day Reception held here at the district of ce earlier this week, Calusa Park, Manatee, Mike Davis, and Palmetto elementary schools were declared winners along with Cypress Palm and Golden Gate middle schools, and Naples High School. While a good time was had by all as we celebrated, as youd expect there was a strong educational component here as well. Students used reading, art, math, science, and writing activities to celebrate as they learned that peaches are a great source of vitamins A, B, and C plus they taste so good! Now while we think of our neighbor to the north, Georgia, as being the peach capital of the universe, did you know that our rst peach orchard in Florida was planted in the year 1565? Peaches, sometimes referred to as Persian apples, actually had their beginnings in China, but were developed in Persia and went from there to Europe and then to America with the colonists who came over on the boat. And did you know that the juice from peaches makes a wonderful skin moisturizer and peach juice is found in many cosmetic products? So Peach Day in our schools was a huge success this year. To use a 1960s phrase, it was simply peachy keen! Students First Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ RCMARCMA kindergarten kids are learning math vocabulary with some fun new moves. Reach for the Sky helps kids to remember the Y axis on a chart is vertical. Project Graduation honors the graduates with an alcohol and drug free party to be held June 1. The party will be held at Immokalee High School following the graduation ceremony. Your charitable support in the past has made this program the highlight of the year for the graduates. Without your help, this project would not be possible. This year we are expecting to graduate a total of 280 seniors. Please send your donations to: Immokalee High School ATT: Project Graduation 701 Immokalee Drive Immokalee, FL 34142 If you prefer to have your donation picked up, or have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call Veronica Guerrero 239-377-1819 or Priscilla Guerrero at 239-658-7010/239-377-1800. Project Graduation needs donations
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COLLIER COUNTY, FLORIDA HUD Action Plan FY 2012-2013 Citizen Participation AnnouncementCollier County is developing its FY 2012-2013 One Year Action Plan as part of its 5-Year Consolidated Plan (CP) FY 2011-2016 as required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The goals of the CP are to: provide decent housing; provide a suitable living environment; and expand economic opportunities for very low, low and moderate-income persons. The Consolidated Plan guides Collier Countys efforts for addressing both housing and nonhousing community activities. This One-Year Action Plan determines expenditures for activities that will be conducted in the 2012-2013 program year. Collier County, along with its entitlement cities of Marco Island and Naples has been allocated $2,004,496 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. Eligible activities for CDBG funds include, but are not limited to: construction and renovation of public facilities, land acquisition, and public services in accordance with 24 CFR § 570. Approximately 100% of the total allocation will bene t low and moderate-income persons. Collier County has been allocated $456,777* in HOME Initiative Partnership Program (HOME) funds to expand the supply of decent, affordable housing for low and very low-income families. *This allocation will be decreased by $160,000 as Collier County has agreed to repay HUD for a 2006 HOME funded project that was not completed. HOME funds must be used for housing projects/programs that meet local needs and priorities. This years HOME funds will be to provide Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) vouchers and program support. HUD required CHDO Set Aside funds will be held until an eligible project request is received and approved. Approximately 100% of the total HOME allocation will used to bene t very low and low-income citizens. Collier County has been allocated $168,745 in Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds. ESG funds may be used for emergency homeless shelters operations, re-housing of homeless individuals and families, Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS), and homelessness prevention activities and outreach. Approximately 100% of the total allocation will bene t the homeless or individuals/families that are at risk of homelessness. ESG will be distributed in accordance to pending HUD guidance. The proposed One Year Action Plan for FY 2012-2013 includes the following activities: CDBG-$2,004,496 CDBG-Planning & Administration (HHVS) $400,899 David Lawrence-Access to Wellness $180,000 City of Naples-Land Acquisition $105,835 Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency-Immokalee Business Center $61,088 Youth Haven Safe and Secure Homes $956,000 HDC of SW FLHomebuyer Education Program $84,500 Housing Development Corporation (HDC) of SW FLShifting $71,674 Shelter for Abused Women & Children $144,500 HOME-$456,777 Payback to HOME Cirrus Pointe 2nd Installment Repayment to HUD ($160,000) HOME-Administration (HHVS) $29,677 Collier County Housing Authority-Tenant Based Rental Assistance, Administration $25,000 Collier County Housing Authority-Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) 197,583 CHDO Set-Aside TBD 44,517 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)-$168,745 To be Determined based on HUD guidance 168,745 TOTAL for projects $2,470,018 Public Comment Period There will be a public comment period from May 22, 2012 to June 21, 2012 regarding the One Year Action Plan. During this period, the draft Plan will be available for review in all Countys public libraries, at the Public Information Desk in the Har mon Turner Building on the Collier County Government Main Campus, in the Housing, Human & Veteran Services Department of ce located at 3339 E Tamiami Trail, Building H, Suite 211, Naples FL 34112, and the Collier County web site at www. colliergov.net. The document is available in a format accessible to persons with disabilities upon request (239-252-2901). All written comments from citizens will be considered in preparing the nal Consolidated Plan One Year Action Plan FY 2012-2013. HHVS will respond to all written comments in writing within 15 days of receipt. Next Step A public meeting to take input on the draft Action Plan will be held on Monday, June 4, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at 3339 E Tamiami Trail, Building H, Room 216, Naples FL 34112 Final Action Adoption of the One Year Action Plan (FY 2012-2013) is scheduled for Tuesday July 24, 2012 at a regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners. If you require special aid or services as addressed in the Americans with Disabilities Act or require someone to translate or sign, please contact the Housing, Human & Veteran Services of ce at (239) 252-4663, no later than two (2) days prior to the public hearing date. For additional information contact Margo Castorena at (239) 252-2912 or MargoCastorena@colliergov.net. CONDADO DE COLLIER, FLORIDA Participacin del Ciudadano Plan de Accin de un Ao Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano (HUD)El condado de Collier est desarrollando un Plan de Accin de un Ao como parte del Plan Consolidado de 5 Aos (Consolidated Plan CP) requerido por el Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo urbano (HUD). El Plan de Accin de 5 Aos est dirigido a actividades comunitarias relacionadas con viviendas y otras actividades para la comunidad. Las metas del Plan Consolidado son: proveer viviendas decentes; un entorno de vida apropiado; y la expansin de oportunidades econmicas para personas de muy bajo, bajo y moderados ingresos. El Plan Consolidado dirige los esfuerzos del Condado de Collier, para dirigirse tanto a actividades de comunidad de no alojamiento como alojamiento. Este Plan de Accin Anual determina los gastos de las actividades que se llevarn a cabo en el ao del programa 2012-2013. Estamos pendiente a la asignacin de Fondos del Gobierno Federal que tentativamente le a asignado al Condado de Collier juntos a sus ciudades de derecho Marco Island y Naples aproximadamente la cantidad de $2,004,496 en Fondos para el programa de Desarrollo de la Comunidad (CDBG). Las Actividades elegibles incluyen, pero no son limitadas a: creacin de empleos, instalacin y renovacin de facilidades pblicas, y servicios pblicos de acuerdo al Cdigo de Regulaciones Federales, 24 CFR § 570. Aproximadamente el 100% de la asignacin bene ciara a personas de bajos y moderados ingresos. Habr una asignacin de aproximadamente de $456,777* en fondos del Programa de Asociacin para Inversiones en Vivienda (HOME), para expandir el suministro de viviendas presentables y precios razonables, a familias de ingresos bajos y muy bajos. Los fondos de HOME deben utilizarse para programas de vivienda que renan las prioridades y necesidades locales. Las actividades elegibles incluyen la asistencia de alquiler, y la rehabilitacin de casas con ejecuciones hipotecarias para venderlas. Aproximadamente 100% del total de la asignacin bene ciar a personas de + bajos y muy bajos ingresos. Esta asignacin ser disminuida por $160.000, ya que el condado de Collier ha consentido en reembolsar a HUD por un proyecto del 2006 nanciado que no se complet. Habr una asignacin de aproximadamente $168,745 en fondos del programa de Refugio de Emergencia (ESG), los fondos podrn ser utilizados para crear refugios y realojamiento de personas y familias sin hogar, sistemas de informacin gerencial sin hogar (HMIS) y las actividades de prevencin de la falta de vivienda y divulgacin. Aproximadamente el 100% de la asignacin total bene ciar a los indigentes o personas y familias que corren el riesgo de falta de vivienda. ESG se distribuir de acuerdo a la orientacin de HUD. El propuesto Plan de Accin de Un Ao para el ao scal 2013-2013 incluye las siguientes actividades: CDBG-$2,004,496 CDBG-Planning & Administration (HHVS) $400,899 David Lawrence-Access to Wellness $180,000 City of Naples-Land Acquisition $105,835 Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency-Immokalee Business Center $61,088 Youth Haven Safe and Secure Homes $956,000 HDC of SW FLHomebuyer Education Program $84,500 Housing Development Corporation (HDC) of SW FLShifting $71,674 Shelter for Abused Women & Children $144,500 HOME-$456,777 Payback to HOME Cirrus Pointe 2nd Installment-Reyayment to HUD ($160,000) HOME-Administration (HHVS) $29,678 Collier County Housing Authority-Tenant Based Rental Assistance, Administration $25,000 Collier County Housing Authority-Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) 197,583 CHDO Set-Aside TBD 44,517 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)-$168,745 To be Determined based on HUD guidance 168,745 TOTAL for projects $2,470,018 Perodo de Comentario Pblico: Habr un perodo para comentarios desde el 22 de May hasta el 21 de June de 2010 con respecto al Plan de Accin de Un Ao. Durante este perodo, El Plan de Accin de Un Ao estar disponible en todas las bibliotecas del Condado de Collier, en la O cina de Informacin Pblica que se encuentra en el edi cio Harmon Turner que esta situado en el 3329 E. Tamiami Trail, Naples Fl 34112; como tambin en el Departamento de Vivienda y Servicios Humanos 3339 E Tamiami Trail, Edi cio H, Suite 216, Naples, Florida 34112, y en la pgina de internet del Condado de Collier www.colliergov.net. El Plan de Accin de Un Ao est disponible a personas incapacitadas. Solictelo llamando al (239) 252-2901. Todos los comentarios sometidos por escrito del pblico sern considerados para preparar la Enmienda del Plan de Accin de Un Ao. Los comentarios presentados por escrito se tendrn en cuenta al preparar la copia nal del Plan de Accin de Un Ao. El Condado responder por escrito a todos los comentarios del pblico presentados por escrito, dentro de 15 das de haber sido recibidos. El Prximo Paso Una junta pblica se llevara a cabo el viernes, 4 de June de 2012 de 9:00 a.m. a 10:00 a.m. en la siguiente direccin, 3339 E Tamiami Trail, Edi cio H, Suite 216, Naples, Florida 34112. Accin La adopcin del Plan de Accin de Un Ao (Ao Fiscal 2013-2013) est plani cada para el martes, Julio 24 del 2012 en la junta regular de los Comisionados del Condado de Collier (Board of County Commissioners). Si usted requiere asistencia especial o servicios ofrecidos como los que especi ca el Acta de Americanos con Incapacidades (Americans with Disabilities Act), o si requiere que alguien le traduzca en su idioma o lenguaje por seas, por favor llame al Departamento de Vivienda y Servicios Humanos (Housing and Human Services) al (239) 252-4663 por lo menos dos (2) das antes de la fecha de la junta pblica. Para ms informacin por favor llame a Margo Castorena al (239) 252-2912 o envele un correo electrnico a MargoCastorena@colliergov.net Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 6 Immokalee Bulletin May 24, 2012 CHECK OUT THE ALL NEW WWW.FLORIDA.NEWSZAP.COM
Kevin J. Lilly w ants to be Collier Countys next Property A ppraiser. He hopes voters will look at his record of 16 years w ith Collier County Property A ppraiser and his previous ve w ith the Florida Department of Revenue as a sound basis for electing him. Mr. Lilly sees the next four years as an opportunity to expand the technology supporting the of ces role. He wants to embrace technology to improve the departments W eb site. He believes Collier County voters are entitled to easily understood Truth in Millage noti cations that include ad valorem and non-ad valorem fees. Mr. Lilly is an accredited senior appraiser and Past President of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) Chapter 82; has International Association of Assessing Of cers Certi cates. He earned a masters in economic from Florida State University and a bachelors in economics from the University of South Florida. He was a Certi ed Florida Evaluator from January 1993 till Dec. 2011, when he resigned from the of ce amid turmoil he said was created by poor decisions being made by the current Property Appraiser. An example of the questionable decisions being made in the of ce were recently reported in a Sarasota Herald Tribune article http://www.heraldtribune.com/ article/20120415/ARTICLE/120419742/0/ columnist13?p=1&tc=pg I felt it was necessary for me to resign and run for the position of Property Appraiser. I believe I can remedy the problems that have been created in that of ce by the current property appraiser and his chief deputy. I believe its time we re-assess our future and elect a new, quali ed Property Appraiser in Collier County. He feels his background will allow him to provide professional management within the of ce and feels technology can play a part in effective budgeting as well as training and cross-training in-house. In addition, Mr. Lilly sees opportunities for the Property Appraiser to increase Tangible Personal Property exemptions, reduce business taxes, attract more business and reduce fees. During his years with the Collier County Appraisers Of ce, Mr. Lilly served as a point of contact with the county budget of ce, independent re districts, Cities of Naples. Marco Island and Everglades as well as with the school board. He was also liaison with the Florida Department of Revenue and news media. In hie personal life, He and his wife of 16 years have two young children. He is an active church member, coaches Greater Naples Little League and is a member of the FSU Seminole Club of Naples. He is also a member of the Collier County Republican Executive Committee. Proud of his experience, Mr. Lilly said he wants to bring the Property Appraisers Ofce up to date technologically. To that end, as a long time property appraiser employee, he said he worked to ensure equitable appraisals for all property types, built a database of county property values, developed programs for analyzing sales information and provided statistical measurements for evaluating assessments. In his capacity with the Property Appraisers Of ce, he worked with vital internal government departments including the Tax Collector and Clerk of Courts. He prepared county tax rolls for submission to Department of Revenue and worked on the team to design and implement a county wide Geographic Information System (GIS). Before going to work for the Collier County Property Appraiser, he worked with the Florida Department of Revenue for ve years. For more information on the candidate, go to firstname.lastname@example.org. As Mr. Lilly and his opponent, incumbent Abe skinner are both Republicans, this race will be decided in the August 14 Primary. Kevin Lilly makes bid for Property Appraiser position Business & Service Directory AUCTION1998 Dodge2B6HB11X5WK147389 Time for a new car? Check out this auction onJune 4, 2012 at 9amKeiths 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 7 Immokalee Bulletin May 24, 2012 The Collier County Housing Authority (CCHA) has been awarded a one-year $5,000 grant for the implementation of a health literacy program to bene t its Adult ESOL and family literacy students. This grant, awarded by Florida Blue and the Florida Literacy Coalition, will integrate health and nutrition into the adult ESOL curriculum offered to residents of Farm Worker V illage and at Collier Village. The focus is to help students acquire information and resources that will help them navigate the medical system and make informed health decisions. There is a growing recognition among health care providers and adult educators around the country that limited English language and literacy skills can have a signi cant impact on ones health. Health Literacy is de ned as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. According to the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacys (NAAL) report on the health literacy of Americas adults, 14% of adults have below basic health literacy skills. Low health literacy is especially prevalent among adults who did not complete high school and Hispanic adults, who have lower health literacy than any other ethnic group. In addition, low health literacy costs between $106 and $236 billion a year in the form of longer hospital stays, emergency room visits, increased doctor visits, and increased medication, according to a recent report from the University of Connecticut. The award was of cially presented during the 28th Annual Florida Literacy Conference May 9-11, in St. Petersburg. The support of this initiative re ects Florida Blues commitment to helping adult learners, many of whom are new to this country, become informed health advocates for themselves and their families, said Greg Smith, executive director of Florida Literacy Coalition. We look forward to working together with the Collier County Housing Authority to raise awareness about health literacy. The CCHA is one of 18 grant recipients selected for the fourth grant year of this statewide initiative. Other recipients include DeSoto County Education Foundation, East & West Area Adult Schools/Polk Education Foundation, Miami Dade College Hialeah Campus, S.B. Idea Inc., Common Unity, Literacy Volunteers of Gadsden County, El Sol Jupiters Neighborhood Resource Center, First Baptist Church DeLeon Springs, Flagler County Schools, Florida State College at Jacksonville, International Learning Center of Jacksonville FL Inc., Internation Rescue Committee, Sarasota YMCA, World Relief Jacksonville, Marion County Literacy Council Inc., ECHO, and GROWS Literacy Council Inc. The CCHA was created in 1966 by the Florida State Legislature with the purpose of providing decent and safe housing for eligible low-income families. The CCHA owns and manages three publish housing developments: 611 units of farm labor housing know as Farmer Worker Village, 30 units o f farm labor housing as Collier Village, and a 192 bed dormitory know as Horizon Village. All three sites are located in Immokalee, the center of SW Floridas agricultural community. The CCHA also provides a multitude o f support services for its families through various community partnerships. Some of those services are: two day care centers operated by Redlands Christian Migrant Association; two postal service areas; and the Jump Start Faily Literacy Academy which provides ESOL Literacy programs to families with children 0 to 5 years old. In addition, the CCHA serves an estimated 3100 people through the administration of the Section 8 rental assistance program and Family Self Suf ciency Program to provide support services targeted to low, elderly, disabled, homeless and farm workers who live in Collier County. Housing authority receives health literacy grant By Rick HeersSpecial to the Immokalee Bulletin Once again the Community Foundation of Collier County with its Immokalee Nonpro t Network Housing Collaborative Fund has provided additional funding to assist I HOPE in its summer projects to rehabilitate the homes of needy families in Immokalee. The CFCC has provided additional funding in the amount of $12,500 to repair the homes of 7 families in Immokalee. These residents have been waiting for almost a year hoping and praying that I HOPE would gain additional funding. These projects include placing hurricane shutters on homes, replacing faulty bathrooms, kitchen cabinets, ooring and even exterior siding on one home. These funds are in addition to $4,000 previously granted to I HOPE a few months back. All of these families live in owner occupied dwellings and some are suffering severe handicaps. To help with these projects four volunteer teams will be in to assist the staff of I HOPE with these projects, three of them coming through a direct partnership with World Vision. Community Foundation assists with needed funding Kevin J. Lilly Candidate for Property Appraiser
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 8 Sports Immokalee Bulletin May 24, 2012 By William TrevinoSpecial to the Immokalee Bulletin The parents and the coaches for the Immokalee Braves had been planning a trip and the decision was made to go see the Tampa Bay Rays play against the Atlanta Braves this Sunday on May 20. The bus departed Winn Dixie parking lot at 9:10 a.m. and returned at 8 p.m. The kids and the parents had a blast. There was a parade before the game and all the kids from different town and cities that belonged to a Little league team got a chance to walk on the actual eld. Coach W illiam Trevino would like to give a special thanks to the parents for not only going, but for those parents that could not make the trip for letting their kids go so they could hold on to a wonderful memory. He would also like to thank a few other people that were behind the scenes, Mr. Joshua Rincon who supplied the bus for our trip, Mr. Hector Ramos and Mr. Juan Garcia for letting us use the Little League banner to show we are proud of Immokalee, Mr. Teo Alviar who was a great Asst. Manager, when I was not able to be there as a Manager for our team when we played, the team mother (Barbie Alviar) for being there with Mr. Alviar, and last but not least to the parents who were there supporting their kids through some of the few games we won, and more so of the games that we lost. We will be starting All Stars for the 9 and 10 year olds and also for the 11 and 12 year olds, look for times and dates so our community can come out and support our youth of Immokalee. Immokalee Braves take a roadtrip Special to the Immokalee BulletinAbout 40 kids from the Immokalee Braves little league team departed for a great roadtrip to see a professional baseball team on the eld. The team traveled to Tampa to see the Rays take on the Atlanta Braves on May 20 Very special athletes2012 Special Olympics State Summer Games at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports¨ Complex held on May 18 and 19 saw more than 1,500 athletes and Coach Kelly Stevenson was part of 650 coaches and delegates. There was a total of 2,250 of cial participants. More than 500 family members attended the event where Johnny Garza took the Gold Medal for Individual Soccer Skills and Elizabeth Galvan claimed the fourth place spot in Individual Soccer Skills. Sodi Louis earned the title of Gold Medalist for Individual Tennis Skills. Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Kelly Stevenson Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Manny Touron U-10 CobrasU10 Cobras are the youngest group in the Soccer Pit Cobras. This was their rst season together. They have suffered through the pains of being together for the rts time ,but they have grown alot since the beginning. U-13 CobrasU13 Cobras had a successful Spring season and will nish of cial play as they compete in the Sweetbay Invitational Tournament at the Naples Regional Soccer Complex on Memorial day weekend. Go Cobras!