Immokalee bulletin
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Thursday, August 2, 2012 V ol. 45 No. 29 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads CCSO announces Nat’l Night OutPage 5 Back to School News ..Page 4 Lots of Letters to the Editor! ...Page 3 Inside... Newest Grad Page 8 By Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin Although the war is winding down, many American military men and women are still being sent to serve in Afghanistan. On July 30, the 856th Quartermaster Support Company, headquartered at Immokalee Airport Commerce Center, the soldiers and their families were honored in a deployment ceremony. Before the end of the week, 40 of their number will Guardsmen deployed with fanfareSee GUARD — Page 2 Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantSgt. Laura Piscoya, center, stands proudly with her 13-year-old brother Victor and their mother, Laura Ramirez at the Monday, July 30 ceremony honoring American National Guardsmen being deployed to Afghanistan. Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantThe 856th will ay this Florida ag euring its deployment in Afthanistan. By Karen BartlettSpecial to the Immokalee Bulletin Approximately 100 kids from the Guadalupe Center’s Summer Tutoring and Recreation Program ventured into a world of imagination and wonder recently at C’mon, the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples. Thanks to a generous supporter of the Guadalupe Center, Eva Sugden Gomez, the children spent several hours exploring the museum, nishing up with a delicious picnic lunch presented in cute re-usable elephant and polar bear-themed bags, and they received museum goodies to take home.” There were sh in the pond to catch and release, a TV studio where they could practice being an anchorperson or a meteorologist, autumn leaves to rake, an igloo to explore and a snowman to build. They had fun seeing the world from crazy new perspectives – from the recesses of a giant seashell, the branches of a massive banyan tree, and even inside the shell of a gopher tortoise. The y got to make art, see what it’s like to Guadalupe Center kids enjoy museum adventure Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Karen BartlettA visit to C'mon, the Golisano Children's Museum of Naples gave Guadalupe Center student Steven Trujillo a rst hand ( ipper) look at what it's like to be a giant tortoise. See KIDS — Page 2


be at Fort Dix, NJ. where they will continue training until they leave at the end of the month for Afghanistan. Once they arrive in country, they will be helping with the orderly extraction of forces and equipment from Afghanistan, back to the US logistical support to the Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Joint Coalition Forces in the Southwest Asia Area of Operations. Of the 160-man unit, 40 soldiers are deploying. The ceremony, hosted by the Seminole Indian Casino. drew many Army and civilian dignitaries, as well as proud families. There were plenty of dignitaries on stage, but the men and women of the unit were the focus of the event, the soldiers of the 856th in formation in their fatigues, young and ready to serve. Dignitaries noted that this diverse group of young people from all around South Florida represents the best this country has to offer. The casino’s special event tent was lled w ith family members. The family of one soldier, Brandon Bustamante from Sebring, proudly waited for the ceremony to begin. This will be his second tour in the Middle East for this six-year veteran of the Guard. In 2008 he spent ten months in Iraq. Family members from all around South Florida Lake Placid. Sebring, Okeechobee, Indiana proudly watched the ceremony, including his mother, Holly Tomas, father and step-mother Jaime and Lori Bustamante of Sebring. In addition to the ceremony, Mr. Bustamante said their soldier was getting a promotion to Staff Sergeant that morning. The families learned from dignitaries’ speeches that this is 91st time since 2001 Florida National Guardsmen have been deployed since Sept. 11, 2001. One of cial told the families, “We cherish your sacri ce.” He thanked the men and women of the 586th for answering the call to duty and their willingness to accomplish their mission. Capt. Justo Garcia, commander of the 856th, has been in the Guard for ten years. He said the 856th was formed in 2007. Its mission is logistics warehousing, fuel parts, food water making sure the troops have everything they need. He said his unit has been preparing for this for the past year. The unit, which is only ve years old, has progressed rapidly. Capt. Garcia declared, “The soldiers of the 856 are ready!” During the ceremony the state ag the 856th will y in Afghanistan was presented to the unit. The unit is currently housed at the Immokalee Commerce Park, with plans to move onto Immokalee Airport property eventually. He said he and his soldiers expect to be in Southwest Afghanistan for nine months to a year. Twenty-four-year-old Sgt. Laura Piscoya of Miami is in human resources. She handles the paperwork and accountability for all soldiers. That means she has to know where every soldier is at all times. She has been in the Guard for six years and returned from the Middle East just a few months ago. She said she was deployed with 1153rd to Iraq from December 2010 to November 2011. A veteran of overseas service, the sergeant identi ed the worst part. “You get really, really homesick.” But she added that “you know your job” so that all works out. “But the homesickness hits you midway through your tour.” She added, “I’m proud to wear the American ag,” and plans to continue “as long as the United States needs me.” Initially, she said she joined the Guard to build up college money; but she re-upped because “I loved being part of something greater than myself, making a difference. The Army changed me,” she said, “it gave me education, travel, so many opportunities.” One day she hopes to get into the police academy. To make it in the service, she said you need the determination to make yourself better. You need a goal. Sgt. Piscoya’s mother, Laura Ramirez also of Miami, and the sergeant’s 13-yearold brother, Victor, were at the ceremony. Ms. Ramirez is a native of Peru. She said of her daughter, “I’m so proud. She’s so strong.” Yes, she’s worried, but she knows her daughter is happy and is “proud to support her and our nation.” The National Guard’s Family Relations Group was on hand to make sure the families are aware of the support these volunteers provide for them. During deployments, the y make monthly calls to the families, making sure they’re okay and there’s nothing the y need. The group also plans holiday events for the families and can put them in touch with any resources they may need. 2 Immokalee Bulletin August 2, 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. GUARDContinued From Page 1 drive a Naples trolley, build an environmentally friendly house, and they even had fun and cooking up pretend eggs and bacon in the kid-sized caf. The ve classroom groups of secondgraders explored the museum with their individual teachers and chaperones from the Guadalupe Center’s Tutor Corps. The Tutors are Immokalee High School students who are mentored by successful members of the Southwest Florida community. In turn, they earn income toward their college tuition by tutoring the younger children in the Guadalupe After-school and summer programs (G-A-P). “It’s a special pleasure to help connect two of my favorite organizations when they complement each other so well,” said Mrs. Gomez. “C’mon has added a rich new dimension to family life in our community, and I can’t say enough about the life-changing difference Guadalupe Center is making in these young lives.” “The Guadalupe Center children were so well behaved and lots of fun,” added museum volunteer Ann Johnston. “Kids this age have such a sense of humor, such jo y of discovery. Our job is to help expand their world, but in reality, they expand ours.” Guadalupe Center’s young baseball fans also had a chance to watch the Fort Myers Miracle beat the Brevard County Manatees in an exciting game at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers on July 26. The tickets were a gift of another valued Guadalupe Center patron, Wells Fargo, according to Guadalupe Center’s Director of Program Operations Megan McCarthy, who accompanied the young fans on both adventures. *See more photos on Page 8 KIDSContinued From Page 1 Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantThe men and women of the 856th Quartermaster Support Company were the focus of the July 30 deployment ceremony held at the Seminole Immokalee Casino Pavillion. Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantCaptain Justo Garcia, commander of Army National Guard 856th Quartermaster Support Company.


Immokalee Water & Sewer District will be temporarily changing the disinfection process for the IWSD potable (drinking water) water supply. From Aug. 6, to Sept. 3, IWSD will disinfect the water with free chlorine rather than combined chlorine/ammonia (chloramines). This conversion to chlorine (which is a stronger disinfectant) from chloramines (which is a longer-lasting disinfectant) allows IWSD to perform a water distribution system purge as recommend by the Department of Environmental Protection for water utilities using chloramines as their primary disinfectant. This change will start at 8 a.m. on Aug. 6 and IWSD will then return to the chloramines disinfection process on Sept. 3, at 8 a.m. This temporary change in disinfectant does not cause adverse health effects. However, during the period customers may experience a slight increase in the taste, odor and color of the water due to the change in treatment. Customers on kidney dialysis who use a proportioning machine to prepare dialysate at home are advised to contact their equipment supplier or physician take any appropriate steps to accommodate the change in w ater disinfection and to install the proper ltering devices if needed. Customers who have sh tanks or other aquatic species are advised to contact a pet store to ensure proper pretreatment of the water before adding or changing the water in the tank to avoid any problems associated with chlorine. Customers are asked to call IWSD at 239658-3630 with any questions concerning this change in disinfectants. Temporary modi cation of disinfection treatment procedures NEED FLOOD INSURANCE??? Did you know... Flood insurance is now required in Immokalee if your home has a mortgage. Just an inch of water can cause costly damage to your property. Homeowners insurance does not cover ”ood damage, rising water. Its important to buy insurance before ”oodwaters start to rise, there is a 30 day waiting period if not required by lender. Last year, one-third of all claims paid by the NFIP were for policies in low-risk communities. Contact us at Bruce Hendry Insurance for a FREE FLOOD QUOTE at 239-657-3614 It all began in 1962. Fast forward 50 years and more than 35,000 graduates later, Edison State College continues to be a Southwest Florida leader in higher education. Our instructors are passionate about bringing real-world expertise to the classroom so our global market. See for yourself. Visit us on campus or online today. 863-674-6000www.edison.eduA Higher Degree of You 3 Immokalee Bulletin A ugust 2, 2012 Tim Nevarez, 62LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. Tim Nevarez, died Saturday, July, 28, 2012, at his home in Lehigh Acres, Fla. Mr. Nevarez was born October 22, 1949, in Croxbyton, Texas, to Teo lo and Albina Nevarez. Tim's life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by him understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. It is understood that the true measure of Tim's worth is held in the lives that were affected and hearts that were strengthened in the knowing of such a fascinating individual. His warm heart, caring nature and charismatic smile will endure, as will the multitude of family and friends who no w mourn his passing. This is his true legacy. Mr. Nevarez is survived by his wife, Nelda; children, Anthony Esparza, Naomi (Chris) Siner, Mindy Santoyo, John Santoyo, Nicole (Raul) Garza; sisters, Juana (Juan) Presas, Olga (Salvador) Hernandez, Zully (Francisco) Serpas, and Linda (Pete) Salazar; as well as many grandchildren. A viewing will be held on Thursday, August 2, 2012, followed by a memorial service at Hodges Funeral Home. Obituaries Elections code violationOn July 24, county Commissioner Jim Coletta violated the Florida Elections Code, by using his of cial title and authority, to in uence his re-election, by engaging in political campaigning in the commission chambers of the Collier Government Center in Naples. Coletta solicited the vote of Ms. Adrian Gagliardo, by asking her to vote for him, telling her not to speak to Commissioner Georgia Hiller, because Hiller is a supporter of his Republican opponent Tim Nance, and to not talk to me, his Democratic opponent. Coletta has violated the Collier County Ethics Code and the federal Hatch Act, governing county government agencies. John Lundin Candidate for County Commissioner, District 5, Democra t Immokalee a Hub?I speak in support of the Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency's (ICRA) Strategic Plan to bid for import/ export air cargo shipping business from the Miami International Airport Trade Commission to relocate here at the Immokalee Airport. Currently, Miami turns away $30,000 per day in over capacity in air shipping cargo. We are in competition with Glades/Hendry County airports. But Immokalee has the advantages of I-75 Interstate access and industrial infrastructure. The I-CRA strategic plan would require the approval of the Collier Board of County Commissioners and a marketing campaign by the Tourism Development Council. This is a positive win win for the I-CRA business community to create jobs and retool Immokalee for future growth. John Lundin Candidate for County Commissioner, District 5, DemocratAnother IHS Football seasonIt gives me great pleasure to offer you a chance to come out to support and meet your 2012-2013 Immokalee Football Indians. As a former student who was involved in many activities here at I.H.S, it was always important to me to know that my community supported and appreciated my efforts. What better way to show that appreciation than by being a part of our second annual community picnic. Last year this event was hosted with great success by Florida Community Bank. This year's event will be held at the Immokalee High football eld. The date of the picnic will be Aug. 12, starting at 1 p.m. I hope this gives everyone in the community who attends church ample time to get there. The menu will consist of hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and drink. More importantly, this will give the team a chance to meet many of the fans who will be cheering for them and give you the fan a chance to show the team how much you love them. If you are interested in being a part of the picnic please contact my of ce at 239-3771883. I look forward to working with you all and remember GO INDIANS. Yours in Indian Pride, Tony Allen IHS Activities Director Letters to the Editor Two new features were added to the Supervisor of Elections Of ce website, www. CollierVotes.com, today with the start of Early Voting in Collier County. The rst new feature is a Daily Early Voting Turnout graph that appears on the homepage, similar to the sample graphic, that indicates the total number of voters who have checked in at all seven sites to vote early not the total number ballots cast. The graph is being updated every 15 minutes for the remainder of Early Voting. The second feature allows potential Early Voters to check wait times at all seven Early Voting sites. It also lists all Early Voting locations, addresses, times and days the polls are open and a clickable icon that displays a printable map of all seven Early Voting sites. This feature is accessible by clicking the link labeled Early Voting Wait Times' located above the graph on the homepage of our website. This feature is also available on our mobile site by clicking the link labeled Early Voting Sites.' Early Voting wait times are being updated frequently throughout the day. Any registered voter may vote during Early Voting at any one of the seven Early Voting sites. Early Voting is offered Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and ends on Saturday, Aug, 11. Voters are reminded to bring along a photo and signature ID to Early Voting. Accepted photo IDs include: a current Florida driver license, DHSMV issue Florida ID, U.S. Passport, debit or credit card, military ID, student ID, retirement center ID, neighborhood association ID or public assistance ID. If the photo ID does not include the voter's signature, the voter will be required to provide an additional form of identi cation with their signature. Voters without the proper ID will be allowed to vote a provisional ballot. For more information visit www.CollierVotes.com or contact the Supervisor of Elections Of ce at 239-252-8450. Supervisor of Elections web site adds new features Fall sports practice times announcedFall practices will starts this month at Immokalee High school. Football starts August 6 on the eld at 7:30 a.m. for Freshmen, JV and Varsity. Volleyball starts Aug. 6 in the gym at 9 a.m. for Freshmen, JV and Varsity. Cross Country starts on Aug. 13 at the track at 6 p.m. for both girls and boys cross country.


Back to School Shoe Program taking applicationsGuadalupe Center of Immokalee will be hosting its annual Back-to-School Shoe Program during the week of August 13-17. Parents with children in Kindergarten-8th grade are encouraged to apply to see if they qualify. Applications will be taken from July 23Aug. 1 from 8:30-10 a.m.and from 1:30-4 p.m.Guadalupe Soup Kitchen at 211 S 9th Street.Parents or legal guardian must bring a form of ID, 2 months proof of income of both parents and their children’s birth certi cate or legal custody form. Contact Merline Dieujuste at 239-657-3202 for more information.Lipman to host backpack giveaway on Aug. 7Lipman will give out 700 free backpacks lled with school supplies for elementary and middle school students (must be present) at National Night Out, Tuesday August 7, 2012 5-8 p.m. The giveaway will be held at the Sports Complex Field, 505 Escambia St. Backpacks provided with the help of: local area businesses and organizations. Kids Games & Giveaways sponsored by: Immokalee Sheriffs Of ce, Guadalupe Center, Code Enforcement, Immokalee Chamber of Commerce, Solid Waste Management Department, Collier County Parks & Rec and other local businesses. Free Hotdogs & Fun for All! For information or to get involved call: Lorie Turrubiartez 239-657-4421Fall sports practice times announcedFall practices will starts this month at Immokalee High school. Football starts August 6 on the eld at 7:30 a.m. for Freshmen, J V and Varsity. Volleyball starts Aug. 6 in the gym at 9 a.m. for Freshmen, JV and Varsity. Cross Country starts on Aug. 13 at the track at 6 p.m. for both girls and boys cross country.St. Matthews House collects backpacks for childrenSt. Matthew’s House of Naples, FL is collecting backpacks and school supplies through the middle of August to be donated to children in need. The supplies will support the hundreds of low-income and homeless families participating in SMH programs. Recipients are among SMH residents as well as those receiving SMH direct assistance. Donations can be dropped at St. Matthew’s House, 2001 Airport Rd, South in Naples. For more information, please contact Kerri Sparks, Director of Development & Communications at 239-774-0500.First United Methodist Church to host VBSPrepare to Go Overboard! VBS Operation Overboard will be from Aug. 6-10, from 5 to 8 p.m. Please bring a friend to First United Methodist Church of Immokalee, 303 North 9th Street, Immokalee. For more information, please email the Church at fumc_ imm@yahoo.com, or call the Church of ce at 239-657-2841.Edison State College to host open house eventSouthwest Florida – Edison State College is hosting a Student Services Open House from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday Aug. 4 The event is free and open to all current and prospective students at each of the college’s campuses and center in Fort Myers, Punta Gorda, Naples and LaBelle, respectively. During the Open House, students can learn more about nancial aid, academic advising, career services, admissions processes and student life. There will be giveaways and music. For more information, visit www.edison.edu/openhouse.First United Methodist Church to host youth eventBe a “B.A.B.E!” (Beautiful, Accepted, Blessed, Eternally Signi cant!) event. This event set for Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m., is for middle and high school girls. Join Andrea Stephens and special guest Chandra Simmons. Middle school girls will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and high school girls from 4 to 8 p.m. Pizza will be served and every girl that attends will receive a free book. First United Methodist Church of Immokalee, 303 N 9th Street, Immokalee. For more information, please email the Church at fumc_ imm@yahoo.com, or call the Church of ce at 239-657-2841.Student Immunization timeImmunization documentation on a DOH Form 680, Certi cation of Immunization, is required for all students in grades pre-Kindergarten (K) through 12. Free immunizations for children through 18 years of age are available at the following Collier County Health Department locations: 419 1st Street North, Immokalee, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Appointments are not necessary. For questions, please call 239252-7300 (Immokalee). If you are the parent or guardian of an Immokalee student, this information is for you. All Collier County Public Schools in Immokalee will be changing student arrival and dismissal times beginning on the rst day of school, Monday, Aug. 20. The new hours for each school are listed below. Parents – please make note of the new times and share them with your child. SCHOOL ARRIVAL DISMISSAL Eden Park Elem.-8:15 a.m.3:10 p.m. Highlands Elem.8:33 a.m. 2:58 p.m. Lake Trafford Elem.-8 a.m.3:30 p.m. Pinecrest Elem.-8:33 a.m.2:58 p.m. Village Oaks Elem.-8:33 a.m.-2:58 p.m. Immokalee Middle-8:58 a.m. 3:43 p.m. Immokalee High 7:05 a.m.-2:23 p.m. In order to accommodate the revised arrival and dismissal times, bus schedules will be adjusted. All bus schedules will be available online (http://bus.collierschools.com) by Tuesday, Aug. 7, and Immokalee-speci c schedules will be published in the Immokalee Bulletin on Thursday, Aug. 9. All after-school program times at Immokalee schools will also be adjusted based on the new school dismissal times. Questions? Please contact the Communications and Community Engagement Department at 239-377-0180. 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! 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They enjoyed a picnic and also were able to enjoy some the sights in Naples.w


The Collier County Sheriff’s Of ce is preparing for a big “Night” on the town. On Tuesday, Aug. 7, CCSO will join forces with neighborhoods and communities across Collier County for the 29th annual National Night Out. National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and ghting back. CCSO is celebrating the ght against crime by hosting free events and activities that bring neighborhoods, communities, businesses, and law enforcement together. There will be an array of CCSO displays, demonstrations and information. There will also be safety festivals at community parks and other locales, cookouts, lemonade stands, bounce houses, bike rodeos, and basketball contests as well as appearances by McGruff the Crime Dog and more. Local businesses are also partnering with CCSO in this year's National Night Out activities. Stacie Gehl, human resources executive for Target, said the national chain wants to be actively involved in the communities w here it does business. "Target is committed to building strong, healthy and safe communities," said Gehl. "As a part of the commitment, we are proud to partner with the Collier County Sheriff's Of ce and local communities to celebrate the 29th annual NNO program." Please join CCSO as we let criminals know they are not welcome in Collier County. Here's a look at CCSO events and activities planned for Tuesday, Aug. 7: Immokalee: Safetyfest, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Immokalee Sports Complex, 505 Escambia St. McGruff the Crime Dog will be on hand to talk to kids about what to do if approached by a stranger. Fire ghters from the Immokalee Fire Department will conduct demonstrations and discuss re safety. Lipman's will be giving away 700 backpacks lled with school supplies. La Ley radio station will be broadcasting from the event. There will also be food and refreshments while supplies last. 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 A ugust 2, 2012 By Rick HeersSpecial to the Immokalee Bulletin Even though Immokalee has been blessed by a very quiet hurricane season so far this year and for the past three years, a group of local, concerned community members continue to meet quietly to prepare for the potential storms/disasters that may be right around the corner. Meeting at the iTECH where the Immokalee Recovery Coordinating Center (IRCC) will operate should there be a severe storm that impacts the Immokalee Community, a number of subjects were discussed in light of helping our community face recovery after a storm. Led by Ron Mosher of the CCSO, and supported by Judy Scribner, Human Services Program Director of the Collier County Emergency Management, members reviewed the phone tree that will be used to alert all members in an emergency, and discussed the possibility of running an exercise to test our ef ciency. FEMA has published a valuable tool for local agencies that may be providing services in the aftermath of a disaster, entitled "Helpful Disaster Resources." It can be downloaded at http:// oridadisaster.org/Recovery / pubs.htm. It provides excellent guidelines to be followed if organizations need to submit requests for refunds for expenditures to recover from a disaster. The IRCC is also exploring the possibility of operating a HAM radio station in case other methods of communication are inoperable. Efforts are going to be made also to restart the local C.E.R.T. (Civilian Emergency Response Team). Members present for the July meeting were Ron Mosher, Judy Scribner, Captain Eric Watson-representing Chief Greenberg for the Immokalee Fire Department, though he is stationed out of Big Cypress Island Fire Department, Silvia Puente-from Information Collier (CC Public Library), Cristina Perezfrom Collier County Code Enforcement, Dan Washington of the Friendship House, Robert Halman from the University of Florida Extension of ce, Rick Heers director of I HOPE, and local community member, Jean Perrier. The general public from Immokalee who would be interested in serving with the IRCC are welcome to attend any of the meetings of the IRCC. The next meeting will be at the iTECH on Aug. 22, at 1 p.m. unless a threatening storm approaches sooner. IRCC meets in Immokalee to prepare for hurricanes Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Rick HeersIRCC (Hurricane preparedness committee) met last week. Present at the meeting, from left to right are: Dan Washington, Cristina Perez, Captain Watson, Jean Perrier, Ron Mosher, Judy Scribner, Silvia Puente, and Robert Halman. Join CCSO for Nat’l Night Out Submitted photo/ Fred N. Thomas Jr.Premier membersOn Friday, 27 July, the Community of Ave Maria renewed its Premier membership with the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce. Receiving the Premier plaque on behalf of Blake Gable, CEO of the Barron Collier company, the developers of Ave Maria is Robert Newsome, their Agribusiness Manager and a local Immokalean (center). Giving the plaque, on the right, is Chamber President Bernardo Barnhart, V.P. of Florida Community Bank and a graduate of Immokalee High and the University of Florida. Bernardo is accompanied by Daniel Rosario Executive Director of the Chamber on the left.


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Application may be picked up at our of ce: 5076 Annunciation Circle, Unit #104 Ave Maria, FL 34142 EOE Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. 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. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com FurnitureSofa, love seat & chair. Good condition. $75.00. table set $25.00, refrigerator $95.00. Table $20.00.(239)657-6211 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Pets/Supplies All New Happy Jack Kennel Dip II controls eas, ticks, mosquitos, stable ies & MANGE without steroids. BiodegradableJACK & ANNS FEED & SUPPLY www.happyjackinc.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsCORAL PINES APARTMENTS~ IMMOKALEE ~Apts. 601 to 613 Nassau St., 2BR, Central A/C, heat, carpet, verticals, laundry on premises. Convenient location in quiet residential area. $600 includes water/sewer/trash No Application Fee. Apply at 601 Nassau St. #4 Immokalee or Call 239-694-1951 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Apartments How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Apartments MIRA VERDEMOVE IN SPECIAL, 1st MONTH FREE! $20.00 Application Fee• 2 BEDROOMS AT $364.00 PER MONTH• 3 BEDROOMS AT $411.00 PER MONTH• 4 BEDROOMS AT $464.00 PER MONTH LOCATED AT: CALL US AT: 6760 Santa Fe North (863)675-3339 LaBelle, FL FREE GIFT FOR EVERY NEW RESIDENT! Here’s the keys to your new home! Aqui estan las llaves de su nueva casa! REGALO PARA CADA RESIDENTE NUEVOMIRA VERDEESPECIAL DE ENTRADA PIMER MES GRATIS!! $20.00 cargo de aplicacion• 2 RECAMARRAS A $364.00 POR MES• 3 RECAMARRAS A $411.00 POR MES• 4 RECAMARRAS A $464.00 POR MES LOCALIZADOS EN: LLAMENOS AL: 6760 Santa FeNorth (863)675-3339 LaBelle, FL How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Apartments Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. ApartmentsLOOKING FOR AFFORDABLE RENT? Come see Immokalee’s Newest Affordable Housing Community. Pay no more than 30% of your households adjusted monthly income for rent and utilities. ESPERANZA PLACE, affordable 1 & 3Br Apts, Handicap unit available Energy ef cient appliances, washer/dryer hook ups, spacious oor plans, community center on site with computer lab for resident use and classes. From access to Carl Kuehner Community Center educational and social programs. Must be farm or grove labor employed Call Rental Of ce at 657-2009 Mon-Fri, 8:00AM-5:00PM 2693 Marianna Way, #308 (TDD 1-800-955-8771) Equal Housing Opportunity Houses RentDuplex 2/2 Furnished, Lehigh Acres, Orange Grove/55+, Excellent condition, 880/sq.ft. New refrigerator, range, washer, carpet, vinyl, furniture, near shopping 39,000. 608-335-1719. Farm Worker Village invites you to come home. Available now 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom rental homes, starting as low as $425 per month. You may qualify for Rental assistance. Please Call us at: 239-657-3649 or stop by at 1800 Farm Worker Way. Reading a newspaper leads you to the best products and services.No wonder newspaper readers earn more money! Reading a newspaper helps you plan your time wisely.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more! 6 Immokalee Bulletin August 2, 2012


The Immokalee Foundation 2012 Charity Classic Celebration dinner and auction will take place Friday, Nov. 16 at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. The theme of this year’s event encourages guests to follow the “Pathways to Success” and better understand the foundation’s mission to provide educational opportunities that make aspirations come true for the youth of Immokalee. The event will provide an opportunity for patrons to underwrite once-in-a-lifetime experiences for children that will help them believe they truly can achieve their dreams. The Fund A Dream auction allows benefactors to support the young people of Immokalee by contributing in a speci c and tangible way. Fund A Dream is organized into speci c categories that provide students with opportunities to grow, learn and advance such as attending a summer camp in New England, taking a trip to our nation’s capital, attending their rst professional baseball game, a four-year college or vocational school. “Fund A Dream provides opportunities to sponsor a student in a one-year reading program for a little as $650 including books and tutors,” said Don Gunther, TIF board chair and CCC co-host. “You can send a child to summer camp for $1,000, a two-year vocational school for $2,000 or four years of college for only $6,500. The possibilities are endless.” “TIF programs have been infused with new energy and innovative ideas to attract students who desire an education,” said Louise Penta, TIF board member and Fund A Dream host. “Fund A Dream provides students with real-world experiences and endless future opportunities.” Ticket prices are $550 per guest; tables are available at $5,000 for 10 and $6,000 for 12. Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are also available. For more information or to make reservations, contact The Immokalee Foundation at 239-4309122, email info@immokaleefoundation. org or visit www.immokaleefoundation.org. Last year’s Charity Classic Celebration and Pro-Am raised a combined total of approximately $1.6 million to fund the foundation’s educational programs for the children of Immokalee. “The generosity of donors continues to provide an unimaginable difference in the lives of TIF students.” said Pete Negri, TIF board member and CCC co-host. “One hundred percent of the funds raised during Fund A Dream will bene t the category of choice selected and is 100 percent tax deductible. One hundred percent of the money raised is placed in a restricted account to be used only for its designated Fund A Dream opportunity.” Presenting sponsor for the 2012 Charity Classic Celebration and Pro-Am is Kevin Johnson and Wayne Meland with Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management. Additional sponsors are Fifth Third Bank, founding sponsor; and GE Foundation, corporate matching sponsor. Hope Society sponsor is Arthrex. The Empowerment Circle sponsor is Kelly Tractor/CAT. Naples Illustrated is the corporate media sponsor. The Education Circle sponsor is Jaguar of Naples and Porsche of Naples. The Immokalee Foundation has a range of programs that focus on building pathways to success through college and career development, direct scholarships, mentoring and tutoring, and opportunities for broadening experiences and life skills development. To learn more about volunteering as a mentor or for additional information, call 239-4309122 or visit www.immokaleefoundation. org. NOTICE IWSD WATER CUSTOMERS TEMPORARY MODIFICATION OF DISINFECTION TREATMENT PROCEDURES Immokalee Water & Sewer District will be temporarily changing the disinfection process for the IWSD potable (drinking water) water supply. From August 6, 2012 to September 3, 2012 IWSD will disinfect the water with free chlorine rather than combined chlorine/ammonia (chloramines). This conversion to chlorine (which is a stronger disinfectant) from chloramines (which is a longer-lasting disinfectant) allows IWSD to perform a water distribution system purge as recommend by the Department of Environmental Protection for water utilities using chloramines as their primary disinfectant. This change will start at 8:00 AM on August 6th and IWSD will then return to the chloramines disinfection process on September 3rd at 8:00 a.m. This temporary change in disinfectant does not cause adverse health effects. However, during the period customers may experience a slight increase in the taste, odor and color of the water due to the change in treatment. Customers on kidney dialysis who use a proportioning machine to prepare dialysate at home are advised to contact their equipment supplier or physician take any appropriate steps to accommodate the change in water disinfection and to install the proper ltering devices if needed. Customers who have sh tanks or other aquatic species are advised to contact a pet store to ensure proper pretreatment of the water before adding or changing the water in the tank to avoid any problems associated with chlorine. Customers are asked to call IWSD at (239) 658-3630 with any questions concerning this change in disinfectants. AVISO CLIENTES DEL AGUA de IWSD MODIFICACI"N TEMPORAL DE PROCEDIMIENTOS DE TRATAMIENTO DE DESINFECCI"N El Immokalee Water & Sewer District cambiar temporalmente el proceso de desinfeccin para la bebida de (agua potable) abastecimiento de agua. Del 6 de Agosto de 2012 a hasta el 3 de Septiembre del 2012, IWSD desinfectar el echar agua con cloro libre ms bien que cloro/amonaco combinado (chloramines). Esta conversin al cloro (que es un desinfectante ms fuerte) de chloramines (que es un desinfectante ms largo durable) permite que IWSD para realizar una purga de sistema de distribucin de echar agua como recomiendan por el Departamento de Proteccin del Medio Ambiente para utilidades de echar agua usando chloramines como su desinfectante primario. Este cambio comenzar en 8:00 de la maana el 6 de Agosto y IWSD volver entonces al proceso de desinfeccin chloramines el 3 de Septiembre en 8:00 de la maana. Este cambio temporal del desinfectante no causa efectos de salud adversos. Sin embargo, durante este perodo los clientes pueden experimentar un aumento leve de savor, olor y color del agua debido al cambio del tratamiento. Clientes en dilisis del rin que usan una mquina que proporciona para preparar dialysate en casa les aconsejan que se pongan en contacto con su proveedor de equipo o mdico y tomen cualquier medida apropiada para acomodar el cambio de la desinfeccin de echar agua e instalar los dispositivos de ltracin apropiados que seyan necesario. A clientes que tienen acuarios u otras especies acuticas les aconsejan ponerse en contacto con una tienda de animales para asegurar el pretratamiento apropiado del agua antes de aadir o cambiar el agua en el tanque para evitar cualquier problema asociado con el cloro. A los clientes le piden que llamen a la o cina del IWSD al (239) 658-3630 con cualquier pregunta acerca de este cambio de desinfectantes. 423136 IB 8/2/2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home RentFELDA 2 br./2 ba. Private location in Orange Grove. Good cond. $500 month plus Security 239-369-9567. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Public Notice Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads Business & Service Directory AUCTION2005 NissianJN8AZ08W85W431102 Time for a new car? Check out this auction onAugust 13, 2012 at 9amKeiths Towing (239) 657-5741 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 A ugust 2, 2012 Public Notice ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds TIF Charity Classic Celebration date announced Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ TIFBarbara and George Franks at TIF 2011 Charity Classic Celebration help to “Fund A Dream” during the fundraiser auction in which the organization raised more than a million and a half dollars. Commissioner Jim Coletta was recognized by the Marine Corps League, E.T. Brisson Detachment #013 as the recipient of the “Good Citizenship Award” during the Collier County Board of County Commissioners meeting yesterday. When presenting the award to Commissioner Coletta, Jerry Van Hecke of the Marine Corps League recognized Commissioner Coletta for his many years of community accomplishments. The award is in recognition of Commissioner Coletta’s longtime community involvement in Boy Scouting. Commissioner Coletta received the Eagle Scout rank when he was 16 years old and has been personally involved in the scouting program for the majority of his life. Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in Boy Scouting. Since it was rst awarded in 1912, the Eagle Scout ran k has been earned by more than two million young men. The title of Eagle Scout is held for life, thus giving rise to the phrase “Once an Eagle, always an Eagle.” Prior to moving to Collier County, Commissioner Coletta lived in Elmira, N.Y. where he served as a scoutmaster for a disadvantaged inner city troop. Currently he serves as an advisor to the Boy Scouts of Americ a Southwest Florida Counciland attends man y of the Eagle Scout Court of Honor events. For more information call Jerry Van Hecke at 239-451-0154 or Commissioner Jim Coletta at 239-370-0509. Commissioner Jim Coletta receives Good Citizen Award Jim Coletta


8 Immokalee Bulletin August 2, 2012 Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ PACENew gradAt a small ceremony for alternative schools in Naples on Tuesday, July 31, Samantha Ayala received her High School Diploma and was the rst of her family to do so. Samantha has attended PACE Center for Girls over the past two years and with much support and determination made her dreams come true! She will move forward to attend ITECH's Culinary Arts Program this fall. She is pictured with Executive Director, Marianne Kearns, and PACE Counselors Floreida Ocanas and Celsa Vega. Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Karen BartlettGuadalupe Center students, Alexis Velasquo Santos and Analeticia Fortuna enjoy a quick jaunt through the vegetable garden during a visit to C'mon, the Golisano Children's Museum of Naples. Thanks to the generous support of Eva Sugden Gomez, the children enjoyed a fun day of learnin along with a picnic lunch and some sightseeing in Naples. At the museumGuadalupe Center student, Benchy Dutreuil nds the microphone easily while watching the digital of himself on-screen during a trip to the Children's Museum in Naples. The children enjoyed learning from the day trip at the museum as well as the sights that they saw in Naples. Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Karen Bartlett