Immokalee bulletin
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Title: Immokalee bulletin
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Publication Date: 07-05-2012
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Thursday, July 5, 2012 V ol. 45 No. 25 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Career Corner ...Page 5 Letters to the Editor ...Page 3 Inside... Disabled permits to change ...Page 7 The well being of any area is inextricably linked to government, from local to national. The state is a vital part of this chain and for Hendry and northeastern Collier counties including Immokalee and Golden Gate Estates. That means having a local champion in Tallahassee. Born and raised in Immokalee, Pam Brown has been a member of this community all her adult life, an activist who isn’t afraid to speak her mind. Pam is running for representative of Florida House District 80 with No Party Af liation (NPA). Redistricting has taken the old Florida House District 77 and reformulated it into District 80. As a lifelong area resident and member of an Immokalee pioneer family, she feels she has a strong connection to this area, with an understanding of the folks who have built this area. She has served on the Immokalee Water & Sewer District board for 14 years; on the Lake Trafford Task Force; Collier County Museum Board and Immokalee Chamber of Commerce, Currently she serves as chairman of the Immokalee Fire Board and of the Collier Fire Service Steering Committee. She is also a cofounder and serving president of the Immokalee Area Civic Association. She says she’s ready to start helping her area neighbors at the state level and looks forward to making a difference in three areas she designates as ACE: Agriculture, Commerce and Education. Bringing a “fresh set of eyes” to the table, is one of her strong points, she feels. The daughter of Percy Brown community leader, farmer and rancher she fervently believes in keeping District 80 entrenched in agriculture while at the same time leveraging our traditional lifeline to additional jobs in commerce. Of course, she realizes that this Pam Brown wants to represent District 80 Pam Brown Naples, FL – Monday, July 16, is the last day to register to vote and the deadline for party af liation changes to vote in the August 14 Primary Election. Once the registration books are closed voter registrations may be accepted for the purpose of subsequent elections only. Party af liation changes made while the books are closed will not be effective until after the Primary Election. Florida is a ‘Closed Primary’ state and only registered Democrats and Republicans may vote for their respective party’s candidate in the upcoming August 14 Primary Election. However, if all candidates for an of ce have the same party af liation and the winner will not face opposition in the General Election, all eligible registered voters, regardless of party af liation, may vote in the Primary Election for that of ce. Moreover, all eligible registered voters, regardless of party af liation, may vote in a Primary Election on issues and nonpartisan candidates. To register to vote or to change party af liation, you must complete a voter registration application form. Voter registration application forms are available at the Supervisor of Elections Of ce, driver license of ces, public libraries, government satellite of ces, recruitment of ces of the armed forces, and state agencies that provide public assistance and services to disabled residents. Voter registration application forms are also available at www.CollierVotes. Online forms must be printed, Voter registration closes in two weeks IMMOKALEE, Fla. – Irv Cass of Fenton, Mich. was recently crowned “King” at Seminole Casino Immokalee’s Elvis Fest 5. Cass has competed in Elvis Fest for the past ve years, but this is his rst-time win. He received $2,500. The newly crowned king sang “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” “Let It Be me,” and “Suspicious Minds.” The annual Elvis Fest competition brought a dozen Elvis tribute artists to Immokalee to perform their favorite songs in front of hundreds of fans. The artists were judged on musical ‘Elvis’ is still king at the casino Irv Cass as ‘The King’ See Elvis — Page 2 See Brown — Page 2 See Vote — Page 2 Merchant Marine ...Page 5


talent, performance, and overall stage presence evoking the late, great Elvis Presley. First-time contestant David Morin of Pompano Beach, Fla. won the second place prize of $1,500. He sang “Ready Teddy,” “I Was the One,” and “Shake, Rattle and Roll.” Third place went to Jeff LaJess of Seminole, Fla. He was awarded $1,000. LaJess has competed in every Elvis Fest held at the casino. Open 24/7, 365 days a year, Seminole Casino Immokalee is Southwest Florida’s premier gaming destination, with 1,200 Las Vegas-style slots, from high-paying progressives, video poker and the industry’s newest titles like Tarzan, Betty Boop, and The Hangover, themed for the hit movie. The 75,000square-foot plus casino offers 34 live tables games, ElvisContinued From Page 1 2 Immokalee Bulletin July 5, 2012 To Reach UsMailing Address: P.O. Box 518 LaBelle, FL 33975 Physical Address: 22 Ft. Thompson Ave. 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 day for the following Thursdays publication E-mail: cbadsales@newszap.comBilling DepartmentE-mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Place a Classi“ed AdCall 1 -877 353-2424 to place it from home or go to www.newszap.comFor SubscriptionsPhone: 1-800-282-8586 Visit circulation.newszap.com or email readerservices@newszap.com.StaffNews Editor: Patty Brant Community News Editor: Dee Hamilton Advertising Services: Dale Conyers Advertising Services: Barbara Calfee Executive Editor: Katrina Elsken Publisher: Tom ByrdOur PurposeƒThe Caloosa Belle 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 pro“t margins below industrystandards. 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 and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. their own intelligent decisions about public issues. purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. the prominence it deserves. compassion. entire area is in need of the infrastructure that can create and serve a robust economy good four-lane roads are at the top of that list. She wants to study options for the proposed Heartland Express what would it bring to this area? To her mind, this area’s constituents sorely need a representative that treasures their past, understands their present and will work for the future. Pam feels education is a “key component” in our collective future but the system is in serious need of attention. At present, she feels, only our educators are being held liable for providing a quality education to our children. She takes issue with the fact that our schools’ effectiveness is being evaluated solely on the basis of state assessment tests. The big powerhouses of Tallahassee do not intimidate this local lady. With local roots that go back to the 1880s, taking on the tough ght is in her blood. Her grandfather, Bill Brown, set up the rst trading post doing business with the Seminoles at Big Cypress Brown’s Boat Landing, she said. After that, he opened a store in Immokalee. Recently she learned that her grandmother’s family founded a town called Jernigan a place we now know as Orlando. In Collier County she has championed a different perspective on several dif cult issues to the board of county commissioners. She prides herself on an open mind, making sure she does her homework and then looks a an issue from all angles before she makes up her mind where she stands. “First do the research,” she said, “then get to work.” Rural Collier and Hendry need a voice in Tallahassee and Pam hopes to become the individual District 80 constituents can rall y around. Pam studied at USF and Georgia Southern. With 28 years experience in small business running her own insurance agency for 15 years as well as 13 with her own catering and canning business, she feels she has the background to help structure a sound local economy. She said she would see her duty as a representative of the people of District 80 not of herself or special interests. She said she believes in keeping locals apprised of the issues that affect them and welcomes constituents to contact her with new perspectives and issues. BrownContinued From Page 1 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course on July 12 and 13 from 5:45-9:15 p.m., July 14 from 8 a.m.1:30 p.m., and July 15 from 8 a.m.-noon. Except for those who have already successfully completed the online portion of the course, attendance on all four days is required for certi cation. If you have completed the online course, you only need to attend July 14 and 15. You will need to bring the nal Web report, which does not have to be notarized. Students will learn about hunting laws, safe gun handling and hunter ethics and/ or responsibility, among other topics, before taking the nal test. The course also includes livering instruction on a shooting range. Classes are at the North Naples Fire District, 1885 Veterans Park Drive, Naples, FL 34109. The FWC recommends taking these courses in the spring or summer, as classes in the fall can ll up quickly. Participants can sign up at MyFWC. com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s South Region Of ce at 561-625-5122. A link to the online part of the course and a statewide schedule of hunter safety classes are available at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety. Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course before purchasing a Florida hunting license. Parents or legal guardians must accompany children under 16 years of age to all classes. To participate in the livere exercises, children under 18 years old must present a parental release form signed by a parent or legal guardian. Hunter Safety Course Do you like to work with your hands? Like taking things apart and rebuilding? How about working with mechanical equipment? If so, and you happen to be looking for a new employment direction, Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology (LWIT) has something just for you – Foundations of Machining. This new 3-week, 84-hour course, is set to start on Wednesday, July 11th, and run until Thursday, Aug. 2 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday) at the LWIT campus located at 3702 Estey Avenue. The course will prepare you with the skills needed for an Entry Level Machine Operator position at most area manufacturing facilities. And the job opportunities are already available! LWIT’s Foundations of Machining program is offered in collaboration with area employers, such as Arthrex, Inc., among others. Individuals interested in this new LWIT program must have a high school diploma or equivalent to enroll. Financial assistance is available for eligible students. To learn more about the program, course prerequisites, and student fees, please contact the Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology at 239-377-0900. Machining program at LWIT offers opportunitiessigned and returned to the Supervisor of Elections Of ce. Registered voters may also use the website – www.CollierVotes. com – to verify their voter registration status. To check voter status click on the link under the heading ‘Am I Registered,’ and follow the online instructions. For more information visit www.CollierVotes.com or contact the Supervisor of Elections Of ce at (239) 252-8450. VoteContinued From Page 1 Your community directory is a click away! newszap.com Free Speech Free Ads


CCSO Budget: Traf c Checkpoints in Immokalee Board of County Commissioners, Please eliminate the Collier County Sheriff’s Of ce (CCSO) funding for traf c checkpoints in Immokalee. Immokalee’s population of 16,000 is 5 percent of the 322,000 county total. Fifty percent of the 9 out of 18 traf c checkpoints conducted by the CCSO since 2010 have been in Immokalee. Immokalee is a minority hispanic, Haitian and African American community. This is discrimination. It is immoral and unethical. John Lundin Candidate for County Commissioner, District 5, DemocratRe: CCSO Checkpoints in ImmokaleeMr. Lundin, Recently, there have been multiple emails sent out by you and others voicing concern over the Collier County Sheriff’s Of ce trafc safety checkpoints. I am not sure I understand the basis for your concern. The traf c checkpoints are conducted to ensure that motorists are complying with the laws relating to the safe operation of a motor vehicle. Deputies check to make sure that all drivers are licensed, that all vehicles are in a safe operating condition, that all vehicles are properly registered and that all occupants are wearing their seatbelts. These types of safety checkpoints are common throughout the United States and help to provide a safe motoring environment for everyone. In operation, the vehicles to be stopped are selected prior to the start of the checkpoint and are random (i.e. every 5th car or every 3rd car). Vehicles and driver’s are inspected for the aforementioned issues and promptly released. As with any other encounter, if information comes to light that a person has a warrant for their arrest or is currently violating Florida law, that person will be detained and processed accordingly. There is nothing unconstitutional or otherwise illegal about the operation of these traf c safety checkpoints. I understand that your primary concern is that a person who is illegally present in the United States may be deported subsequent to an arrest at one of these checkpoints (for presumably a driving related offense). While that may occur, no Sheriff cannot reasonably be asked to cease operating checkpoints designed to improve the safety of the roadway or enforce the rule of law, because deputies may come in contact with someone who is in violation of federal immigration law; that is unfair to the rest of us whose families use the roadways and rely on other’s safe operation of motor vehicles. I would encourage you to become familiar with the Sheriff’s immigration partnership with the Department of Homeland Security. The method for locating these safety checkpoints is quite simple. Since the purpose of these checkpoints is to ensure compliance with various traf c laws, we place these checkpoints in areas where compliance with these laws is less than average. The location is determined based on the rate of traf c collisions, citations for improper licensing or registration, citations for seatbelt usage and other criminal activity related to that. Traditionally, the areas with the highest rate of those factors are in and around Immokalee, Golden Gate city and East Naples. It would be an inef cient use of resources to set up a traf c safety checkpoint in an area that already has a high level of compliance with these laws. The Sheriff’s Of ce makes every effort to provide law enforcement services to every member of the community. The Sheriff also has an obligation to ensure the safety and peace of the community as well. Traf c safety checkpoints are an integral part of the Sheriff’s overall plan to increase the safety o f Collier County roadways. Commander Michael Williams Legal Affairs Collier County Sheriff’s Of ceRe: CCSO on checkpointsCommander Williams, Thank you for the time you and your people spent compiling this information. I am very proud as we should all be of the efforts these ne of cers have made in Immokalee. The attached list was very surprising. It is important for the community to kno w and embrace these programs as they are an integral part of building and maintaining a safe community for all people. I have encouraged Mr. Lundin to become part of the solution by leading by example. In Immokalee we can’t have too many good leaders. When people see someone the y respect participating in these programs or maybe the Citizens Academy it gives them a comfort factor. What we don’t need is an y divisiveness or negative attitudes that would diminish the hard work that has alread y been done. Chief Bloom and others have been involved for many years. Please continue your efforts. You have the gratitude of the community. Sincerely, Mark Teaters Golden Gate Estates It all began in 1962. 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LOWEST PRICE EVERYDAY! 3 Immokalee Bulletin July 5, 2012 Do you have some news to share?Publish it yourself! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. At a time when newspapers everywhere are struggling to survive, you can show your support for your Immokalee Bulletin newspaper by purchasing an e-subscription. Its only $26 annually (50 cents a week). Each week youll receive an email with a live link to the latest issue. This will allow you to read the entire newspaper online --even when youre traveling. Please call 1-800-282-8586 or subscribe online at http://circulation.newszap.com S u p p o r t u n b i a s e d l o c a l j o u r n a l i s m Letters to the Editor Facts only Let’s stick to the facts; not in ammatory rhetoric. Sixteen people have been deported in two years. The people who are raising this as an issue should be ashamed of themselves. A blind person could nd a hundred illegal aliens every day in Immokalee if they wanted to, so the Collier County Sheriff’s Of ce is obviously not trying very hard to target Hispanics, or anyone else. Stand outside of the RCMA, Guadalupe Center, Guadalupe School, and you could pick up at least 100 illegal aliens there on any day of the week. As a Hispanic who lived in Miami for 35 years, and watched the Hispanic groups in Miami create distrust, and misinformation among everyone, I am sad to see that this technique is being used here in Collier County. It is the politics of hate and racism, and this is a very bad road to travel. Hispanics should take the high road, and look at all the good that is being done in the community for everyone, including the Hispanics. The road to legal status has just been opened for thousands of Latinos who came here as young people, and there are thousands who qualify. How about all of us working to unite the public to help those young people who may qualify for temporary legal status? How about getting help for those who may need it to get their documentation lled out, and sent to ICE? Let’s get united for a good reason. I bet that some of the Collier Sheriff’s Of cers would be happy to volunteer their time to help people get legal status. I know a few of cers personally, and I know that they are good people, and they are trying to do the best for the safety of everyone in the community. Let’s build up our community, and stop tearing down the people that protect all of us! Sincerely, Albert Batista, Esq.


by Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin Everyone wants a nice place to life. The CRA’s job is to help Immokalee grow into a w elcoming place for everyone. Immokalee Light and Beauti cation Municipal Services Tax Unit (MSTU) Advisory Committee Project Manager Jeff Nagle, a licensed landscaping architect, has the responsibility of managing beauti cation projects. Funding for these projects comes from the people of Immokalee tax money from the MSTU, which is used for maintenance along roads. That’s where Jeff steps in. The MSTU handles all capitol projects, including drainage, sidewalks, road improvements, landscaping and so on. Since starting his new position on April 1, Jeff has been on the job every day, at the heart of the real work. Along with the obligatory paper work, Jeff said he stays very busy. Along with planning the projects that will de ne Immokalee’s look in the very near future, Jeff makes sure median strips are properly cared for, including relandscaping plants that have been destroyed by man or nature. His job is to look for the best way to replant these areas, which are seen by everyone who lives here or just passes through. Jeff said it is especially important to him that he listen to input from those who have been here a long time. In addition to the actual plantings, he also has to be up on the legal aspects of his job those that cover things like replacing street lights that have been knocked down. He is also involved in the effort to reevaluate Main Street “bump outs” curb extensions that have been placed too far out, decreasing pedestrian visibility. They need to be redone to make turns smoother, easier and more safe at those intersections, Jeff said. Other projects include sidewalks for the heavily traveled Carson Road and making sure holiday decorations are what the y should be. For instance, lighted decorations require electricity. His job is to ensure that the increased electrical draw is within speci c limits. He also hopes to nd grants later to build up the MSTU and do more landscaping. HERE’S MY CARDKeep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping needs. Put your card in this space for six weeks for Only $90! Call us at 239-657-6000 or e-mail cbadsales@newszap.com for more info 4 Immokalee Bulletin July 5, 2012 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 Jeff Nagle is now at the MSTU helm in Immokalee Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantCynthia Clinton, seated, gets a little one-on-one computer time with CRA Executive Secretary Rosemary Dillon at the June 20 ribbon cutting for the new computer room. IMMOKALEE, Fla. (July 2, 2012) – Lipman, North America’s largest eld tomato grower, has committed to donating up to $35,000 to the Imaginarium Science Center in Fort Myers. The Imaginarium Group, Inc. – the nonpro t that supports the facility – will be gifted a match for all donations acquired until October 28 (or until the match is satis ed). The funds will be used to make improvements to the newly named Lipman Family Courtyard, which will serve as an integral part of The Caloosahatchee Experience exhibit (currently in phase II of construction). The area will be landscaped to include native and “Florida-friendly” plants and a butter y garden. “We rely on support from companies like Lipman to provide funds for educational programs and exhibitions,” said Matt Johnson, executive director of the Imaginarium Science Center. The nonpro t dedicated the Lipman Family Courtyard and kicked off fundraising for this project during its 2012 Cherish Gala. Once complete, the Lipman Family Courtyard will serve as a gathering area for educational programs, special events, and eld-trip orientations. About Lipman Based in Immokalee, Fla., Lipman is the largest eld tomato grower in North America, providing dependable year-round fresh produce through an integrated network of research & development, farming, processing, repacking and procurement solutions. Farms totaling tens of thousands of acres allow for Lipman’s geographic diversity and ability to grow and ship fresh produce 365 days a year. For more information, visit www.LipmanProduce.com. About the Imaginarium Science Center The mission of the Imaginarium Science Center is to engage guests in the exploration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). This is done through handson exhibit experiences and educational programs that further the understanding of the natural and human-made world, foster an appreciation for Southwest Florida’s unique environment, and nurture intellectual curiosity, discovery and innovation. Since 1995, the Imaginarium has welcomed, educated and entertained more than 1.25 million guests. This year, the Imaginarium is projecting over 90,000 visitors. For more information, visit www.i-sci.org. Lipman commits to donating to Imaginariam Science Center


by Barbara OehlbeckHow many times have most of us heard the statement, “I’m going to write a book?” Alas, mostly this is an empty statement, yet there are exceptions. This is one of them. “Bitter Secrets” by Patty Brant, editor of the Immokalee Bulletin, is a just-out book, the result of Patty’s determination. While this is Patty’s rst book, the sequel is well under way. “Bitter Secrets” tells the ctional tale of Molly Martindale, an orphan who came to the small, very southern, town of “Oxbow” in South Central Florida, to live with a great aunt she barely knew. The loss of her parents and uprooting from her home in western Pennsylvania was wrenching, but before long “Oxbow” became Molly’s town. Ms. Brant’s characters are so real the reader all but talks back to them. Molly paints the picture of Oxbow with its share of good ‘n bad and enough mystery to make excitement run high. With every passing day Molly begins to weave together the story of the lost Parker family, who left Oxbow in 1943 under some very dubious circumstances. Back in 1983, nobody in Oxbow will talk about the family, in fact all traces of their existence have been erased. Molly’s curiosity leads her to Georgia, where it is said the family was bound, and where she struggles to reveal more bits of the whole story. Molly learned in a hurry that all the pieces of the puzzle didn’t t, but not being the giving-up kind she kept digging. When fate led her steps to cross with a wheelchair-bound Vietnam veteran doors began to open that she’d never known to exist. When an old, worn diary words of a lonely 13-year-old girl gone 40 years surfaced, Molly could not erase from her mind. Throughout the book Molly moves cautiously from clue to clue guided in part by cold, misty visages that apparently only she is aware of. With each visitaion Molly’s terror ramps up, pushing her to nd answers to the question she cannot evade. What really happened to the Parker family? “Bitter Secrets” has earned a spot as iUniverse’s Editor’s Choice for 2012, and is available locally at the Caloosa Belle newspaper, where Patty is happy to autography copies, and at the LaBeIle Chamber of Commerce. It’s also available at Barnes & Noble, Books A Million and Amazon.com in paperback, hard back and e-book versions. A book signing for “Bitter Secrets” will be held Tuesday, July 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the LaBelle Heritage Museum, 360 N. Bridge Street. The public is cordially invited. florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! Nationwide Insurance comes to ImmokaleeNationwide Insurance has partnered with Bruce Hendry Insurance in Immokalee offering Auto, Business Insurance, Life Insurance, Workers Comp, Boat, Motorcycle, RV and more... Call or stop by for an One Your SideŽ review. 5 Immokalee Bulletin July 5, 2012 Job Fairsby Matt KindermannNow is time to start planning for the fall employment drive that begins around August in conjunction with the school year, and the tourism and farming industry seasons. Job fairs can be found advertised in newspapers, local business magazines and at the social service agencies. One source for non-collegiate job fairs is www.southwest oridaemployment.com/fair. Most colleges in the area organize at least one job fair each year and post upcoming employment events on their Web sites under the student services section. The intention of the colleges is to help their alumni nd jobs, although, these events are generally still open to the public. To prepare for a job fair, try to get a list of employers that will be on-site and tailor some of your resumes for those you really want to see. Ensure you have ample copies of your resume, dress in business professional, and expect to spend a lot of time waiting in lines. Polish your 45 second elevator speech and smile at everyone. Your only goal at a job fair is to secure a followup interview. So, don’t go overboard by trying to land a job with every recruiter because they’ll notice you at the next booth over telling the next guy how much you want to work there. Make an appointment with a Career Development Representative at your local workforce of ce for no-fee, one-on-one review of your resume prior to the event. If you feel you are capable of developing your own resume, try to stay away from the templates on the word processing software. Everyone uses those and you want your resume to look unique. Microsoft Of ce is now available for under $12 for government and non-pro t employees. To get a one-time discounted download of Of ce 2010, go to www.microsofthup.com and enter your work email address. If Microsoft determines your work e-mail address to fall under a government or non-pro t entity, it will send you a program code to use in purchasing the discounted software. Ensure the computer you download the software to is one that you will use for a while as this software usually costs around $100 and cannot be transferred from one computer to another. Southwest Florida Works is the regional state workforce board for Hendry, Glades, Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties. For job search assistance or employer support, speak with an employment representative nearest you by going to www.sw works. org and click on “Locations.” Matt Kindermann Editor publishes mystery Spencer Fletcher, a midshipman in the US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York, has been appointed to membership on the Honor Board at the academy. The midshipman will be going into his senior year at the academy this fall. After graduating, members are required to serve active duty for ve years or eight y ears in the reserves on a United States ag v essel. During their academy years, midshipmen are required to spend a total of one year at sea on a merchant or Naval ship. The young man said spent a lot of his time at sea in the Middle East, but also in the Far East, around Honduras and Spain. Although being a “deck cadet” was tough, he waid it was intersting. Young Fletcher’s application to the Merchant Marine Academy was sponsored by Congressman Tom Rooney. The son of Kristina Kulpa and Steve Fletcher, he is majoring in marine transportation (navigation) with a minor in business. He graduated from LaBelle High School in 2009. Midshipman named to honor board Spencer Fletcher Follow the Immokalee Bulletin on


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7 Immokalee Bulletin July 5, 2012 TALLAHASSEE—If you have a blue permanent disabled parking permit, you need to be aware of the new requirements put in place by Florida lawmakers. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will implement the new law. Effective Oct. 1, any person issued a blue permanent disabled parking permit must renew the permit every four years and, when doing so, provide a certi cate of disability completed and signed by a certifying authority within the last 12 months. That means every blue disabled parking permit holder will, at least every four years and within 12 months of the date of their renewal, ll out Form HSMV 83039. Permit holders will not have to pay a renewal fee. In addition, effective July 1, if your blue permanent disabled parking permit is lost or stolen, a replacement will only be issued if you submit the same documentation required for renewals. The new law does not affect red temporary disabled parking permits, nor people who have disabled (wheelchair) license plates. Under current Florida law, blue disabled parking permit holders must renew their parking permits every four years, but they do not have to submit certi cates of disability when renewing. They can renew online, by mail or by visiting a Tax Collector’s of ce. The legislation also directs DHSMV to collect calls reporting abuse of the permits. Calls should be placed to the DHSMV Customer Service Center at (850) 617-3803. The blue disabled parking permit with a current sticker must be visible from the front and rear of a motor vehicle. One side of the permit must display the applicant’s driver license number or state identi cation card number along with a warning the applicant must have such identi cation at all times while using the parking permit. Illegally obtaining or using a permit can result in the loss of the parking permit and carries the potential for criminal penalties as outlined in Florida Statute 320.0848. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. The Department is leading the way to a safer Florida through the ef cient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and Disabled parking permits requirements to change Section 3 certi cation workshopDon’t miss this opportunity to learn ahout the Section-3 Business Certi cation. This workshop will assist you in understanding Section 3 regulations. Your business can bene t as a Section 3 business. The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, July 21, from 10 a.m.-noon at 1320 N. 15th Street Suite 2 Immokalee.Fun at the casinoNew food trucks and fan favorites will roll into Seminole Casino Immokalee Sunday, July 15, from 1-5 p.m. Seminole Casino Immokalee, 506 South 1 Street, is inviting all food enthusiasts to its monthly Paradise Food Truck Rally. They will enjoy a day o f dining and entertainment and a free slot tournament. Admission is free. Food items start at $5. New food trucks include The Big Ragu, Cold Stone Creamery, Happy Greek, Killer Pasta, Overload Extreme Street Food and Travelin’ Blues BBQ. A DJ will entertain guests with great music and interactive games. Event-goers will also enjoy delectable desserts from Dolce Gourmet Cupcakes, savor y seafood from Cucina Al Mare, scrumptious snacks from The Nosh Truck and tantalizing treats from Miami Spice Grill. For more information, visit www.seminolecasinoevents.com Community Briefs Lake Mary, Fla.--The Florida Department of Corrections, in conjunction with the Florida Association of Crime Stoppers, the State A ttorney General and Florida Department of Law Enforcement, is making it easier for inmates, probationers and DC employees to anonymously provide important information to law enforcement to help solve crimes. The Department is providing:  An anonymous tip-line for the Department’s inmate population to report information.  Training on the program for inmates w hen they rst enter the prison system.  Informational posters on bulletin boards in inmate housing units and in community corrections of ces.  The images and names of Florida’s ve most wanted fugitives and ve most wanted absconders, (people on probation who have run away) will also be advertised on billboards and other media.  A single web address will give more details about this important initiative to get information to investigators, while protecting the identity of those who provide that information. That address is: www. oridawanted.org Larn more at http://www. oridacrimestoppers.com/pages/home Y ou can help solve crimes


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