Immokalee bulletin
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Title: Immokalee bulletin
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Publication Date: 08-16-2012
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Thursday, August 16, 2012 V ol. 45 No. 31 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads National Night Out ...Page 5 Back to School information ...Page 4 Letters to the Editor ...Page 3 Inside... Democrats open local of ce ...Page 7 Results are in. The Tuesday, Aug. 14 primary election results are history and candidates are preparing for the upcoming fall elections. According to the Collier County Supervisor of Elections web site, Republican candidate Tim Nance defeated Republican incumbent Jim Coletta. Mr. Nance had 2,679 votes for 64.91 percent as compared to Mr. Coletta with 1,448 votes for 35.08 percent. Sheriff Kevin Rambosk had the support of 79.12 percent of county voters with 26,840 votes. Clerk of the Circuit Court Dwight E. Brock earned 29,645 votes for 66.35 percent. In the Collier County Property Appraiser race, Abe Skinner wonn with 25,987 votes (56.68 percent), over Kevin J. Lilly with 19,857 votes (43.31 percent). County Tax Collector, Larry Ray won with 30,354 (70.34 percent) over Steve Wagner with 12,794 votes (29.65 percent). Local voters also voted in the af rmative for the Immokalee Area Master Plan Straw Ballot with "Yes" votes totalling 279 for 67.06 percent over those opposing with 137 for 32.93 percent. That means the contested new Immokalee Area Master Plan, which failed to achieve the required super majority vote by the Collier County Board of Commissioners last December, still has life. The county has until the end of September to approve the new plan. If that effort fails, the current plan remains in place. In the District 39, Florida Senate race, Dwight Bullard won the Primary over contenders James Bush III, Sal Gutierrez, John Johnson and Ron Saunders. The newly-formed District 39 includes the eastern portion of Collier County, western Local voters turn out for primary election Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Lipman Lipman, North America’s largest open eld tomato grower, recently distributed 700 backpacks to Immokalee children during the Collier County Sheriff Of ce’s “National Night Out” event. According to Collier County Public School’s website, 96 percent of Immokalee Middle School and nearly 93 percent of Immokalee High School students are “economically needy.” See Nat’l Nigh t Out story on Page 5 B a c k t o S c h o o l Back to School! See VOTE — Page 2 By Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin Planning has already begun for Christmas in the Park on Dec. 8. Kick off is at 5:30 p.m. with the parade at Carver and Main. Look out! This year organizers are gunning to be the biggest parade in Southwest Florida. The Immokalee hometown event is within just a few units of the title, so make your plans to enter your oat or other unit today. If you're looking for fun and games, this will be the place to be. This will be the 20th year for one of Immokalee's signature events. New this year There will be Chamber discusses upcoming eventsSee CHAMBER — Page 1


2 Immokalee Bulletin August 16, 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. Palm Beach, western Broward, western and southern Miami-Dade as well as all of Hendry and Monroe counties. Immokalee voters w ere in agreement with the majority of the rest of the district. Collier County elections data includes: 171,390 registered voters total; 90,083 registered voters Republican; 41,549 registered voters Democrat; 39,758 registered voters Nonpartisan; 48,532 ballots cast total; 36,381 ballots cast Republican; 7,733 ballots cast Democrat; 4,418 ballots cast Nonpartisan. V OTEContinued From Page 1 a $1 entrance fee to the park. Kids under six are free.Flood insuranceThere was some discussion about the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) plan to designate Immokalee as a ood plain. The chamber is requesting that anyone wishing to complain abaout the designation write to FEMA. ArthrexMichael Boose, Arthrex Manufacturing Human Resources Manager, reported to the large group of businessmen and women at the Aug. 1, breakfast event that his company is busy with its new building. The company manufactures instruments to place inside the body and also educates surgeons on these devices. Mr. Boose said Arthrex has 100 jobs posted at any time and expects to add 200 manufacturing jobs over the next few months. The facility is expected to open its 1,900 square foot facility in Ave Maria in July 2013. The company will remain headquartered in Naples. The company is already offering training for essential jobs with a course in Foundations of Machinery at iTECH. Ten students have already completed this course, which provides entry level manufacturing skills. The 80-hour class teaches students to read blue prints, do essential math, metrics and decimals. Foundations of Machinery will be offered each semester during evening and day classes. These will be good paying jobs, Mr. Boose said. Typically, there are more applications for these jobs than there are jobs to ll. To get at the front of the line, prospective workers need to take this Foundations of Machinery class. He added that more manufacturing classes will be added later at iTECH. He said the jobs will mainly be in packaging and assembly. "We're excited about becoming part of the community," he said. Arthrex is also interested in increasing its community involvement, according to Mr. Boose. Not only is Arthrex investing in the community, it is improving education in the community, growing a workforce in Immokalee, Mr. Boose pointed out.In other businessMarianne Kearns, Executive Director of PACE Center for Girls, Inc., proudly told the group that one of its students graduated from an alternate school this summer. She said this young lady faced issues and barriers but prevailed and is now headed to iTECH to study culinary arts. She also reminded everyone that PACE's annual "Love that Dress" event will be held. August 29. Commissioner Jim Coletta told all those in attendance that the county is trying to use its efforts wisely He said the airport runway will happen, and casino additions like the proposed hotel will come about in good time. He said the CRA is making things happen. He challenged the chamber and all present to expend their energy on big things to reach their goals. He said that Immokalee needs to be connected to the world by four-lane roads, especially SR 82 and SR 29. He said seven years ago a major corridor was planned and SR 82 and 29 were placed on the SIS (State Intermodal System). The state even began four-laning SR 82, but stopped when the recession kicked in. However, he expects a revival when the recession lessens and tax money starts owing again. He said businesses need to coordinate with the chamber now to make the important things happen by making sure Immokalee is rst in line for the money. CHAMBERContinued From Page 1 Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantMarianne Kearney, Executive Director of PACE Center for Girls, recounted a recent success story for the school at the August 1 Immokalee Chamber of Commerce breakfast. Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantMichael Boose, Arthrex manufacturing Human Resources Manager, provided a glimpse into that company and its implications for Immokalee job seekers at the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce monthly breakfast August 1. CCSO School district starts Aug. 20 The Collier County Sheriff's Of ce reminds motorists that our roads will soon be lled with cars and buses lled with schoolchildren, and that school speed zones will be back in operation. Everyone in the community should be alert to children walking and riding bicycles to and from school. Also slow down at all school zones and areas where school buses are loading and unloading students.


By Rick HeersSpecial to the Immokalee Bulletin Once in a great while a great opportunity like this comes your way. In an effort to consolidate our stock at our warehouse-the I HOPE Distribution Center-I HOPE will be giving away on a rst-come, rst-served basis over 100 large singular pieces of marble, granite and huge pieces of special tile this Friday, Aug. 17 and Saturday, Aug. 18, only. These are one of a kind pieces, many of them imported from Europe and South America. Any of our members who make a purchase of any kind from our warehouse on those two days of at least $50 will have the opportunity to choose a valuable free piece of decorative tile. That means, if you spend $100 you get 2 choices or $150, you get 3 choices. Many of these items have previously sold at I HOPE for $15-$20, but would normally sell for $50-$60. Previous purchases do not count toward the give-away. This sale and give-away is only available for our 450 members of the IDC. Anyone can become a family member for $25 per year or $100 per year for business memberships (usually for contractors, apartment or park owners.) There is no charge to come and look. To give you an idea of the fantastic savings you could experience by shopping locally at our warehouse at the Tradeport Technology Park, 2050-Commerce Avenue, Unit #7 in Immokalee, the following new arrivals are available for donations to I HOPE-two room a/c units on wheels that can be taken from room to room-$100 each; wood ooring that would normally cost $75-$90 per box, here for only $15 per box-as much as 500 square feet of some kinds; variety of ceramic tile-$7 per box for 12", $15 per box for 20 and 24"large exterior, glass paneled door which normally sells for over $2,100, here is available for $700; large bathroom sink with side cabinets which sells outside for over $3,000, here can be purchased for $800; 15' roll of Berber carpet which normally sells for $37.50 a square yard, here can be taken home like all of our carpeting for $5.00 per square yard. Come early for best selection no phone orders accepted. Extended hours that Friday will keep our warehouse open until 6 P.M., and Saturday hours will be extended this day only from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. I HOPE also has a covered, like new, 6 X 12 aluminum, single-axle trailer, modi ed with racks, hooks and shelving for tools that will be on display at our of ce Friday and Saturday for sealed bids to be opened Saturda y at noon, with a minimum bid of $3,000 for those that might be interested. Bids can be dropped off at our of ce Friday or Saturday. In addition to accepting cash or checks, I HOPE now takes credit/debit cards as well. 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. 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Visit us on campus or online today. 863-674-6000www.edison.eduA Higher Degree of You 3 Immokalee Bulletin A ugust 16, 2012 CheckpointsAs a Democrat candidate for county commissioner, it is important to support the civil rights of Immokaleeans, and to speak out against the illegal use of traf c checkpoints by the Collier County Sheriff's Of ce. President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party support immigration rights for Hispanics and Haitians. Unfortunately, my Republican opponent, Tim Nance, has been silent concerning traf c checkpoints. Republicans in Collier County have a "culture of discrimination" against minorities. Mr. Nance has attended fundraisers supporting the reelection of Sheriff Rambosk, who is responsible for the traf c checkpoints in Immokalee. I challenge my Republican opponent to join me and speak out against the illegal use of traf c checkpoints in Immokalee. John “Robinhood” Lundin Immokalee Letters to the Editor Attention all ‘dreamers’ seeking deferred actionStaff from Legal Aid Services of Collier County and Ave Maria Law School will conduct information and prep sessions on how to apply for deferred action. Immokalee High Auditorium Monday, Aug. 20, 5-7 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 21, 5-7 p.m. Legal Aid Naples Of ce Wednesday, Aug. 22, 5-7 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 23, 5-7 p.m. Eligible applicants are those who: 1. Graduated or have certi cation of completion or GED or are currently enrolled when they make their application. 2. Entered the U.S. before age 16. 3. Have been continuously present in the U.S. June 15, 2007-June 15, 2012. 4. Were present in the U.S. June 15, 2012. Applicants will need documents to prove these four things, such as nancial, medical, school and employment records. The Department of Homeland Security CIS fee is a $465 money order. No fee waivers. Deferred Action assistance available 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 A ndrea 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.Insurance basicsInsurance basics for small business owners will be presented by Jay Roth, branch manager of Lutgert Insurance. Learn what you need to know about insuring a small business including general insurance terms, types of property and liability insurance, insuring your one-person or at-home business and dissability insurance information. IMMBIZ will hold the the event Saturday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m.-noon, at 1320 N. 15th Street. Back to school goodies!Patrick Stewart Insurance and The Hair Studio will be hosting a free back to school event on Sat. August 18, 2012 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Come to 100 S. Hall Street, Suite A, LaBelle. They will be providing drawstring backpacks, haircuts, food, music along with entertainment for the children. News in Brief I HOPE Distribution offers great giveaway deal Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Rick HeersI HOPE Distribution Center is offering a great deal to members including the giveaway of large sections of marble and granite.


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. Cheaper than the non-pro“ts and the traveling vets! Disclaimer: The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. 4 Immokalee Bulletin August 16, 2012 Collier County Public Schools reminds parents that Florida law states that children must meet current immunization requirements before they can be admitted to or attend Florida schools. Individual schools sent notices home last spring, advising parents of immunizations their children require before the start of school. Of special mention – students entering or repeating 7th grade must have documentation of a Tdap booster, which protects against whooping cough. Children entering kindergarten must have a fth dose of polio vaccine if the fourth dose was given before the child’s fourth birthday. Parents of students who received immunizations during the summer should bring their child’s updated Florida Certi cate of Immunization form to the school of ce BEFORE school begins on Aug 20. Those who still need to receive immunizations should contact their private physicians as soon as possible to ensure that the child will be in compliance with state and local requirements. The Collier County Health Department provides school-age immunizations free of charge, on a walk-in basis at their locations in Naples/Main Clinic 239-252-8395, 239-252-2564, 239-252-2684, and Immokalee 239-252-7300. Both locations are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students who do not have all required immunizations will not be permitted to attend school. Immunization requirements for the 201213 school year can be found on the school district’s web site at www.collierschools. com. Just click on the Back-to-School red schoolhouse icon located in the “What’s New” section on the right side of the page. The requirements can be found by clicking on the No Shots! No School! link. They are posted in English, Spanish, and Creole. The important immunization notice for students entering 7th grade can also be found there. To learn more, please contact CCPS Health Coordinator Eileen Vargo at 239-3770514, via e-mail at Vargoei@collierschools. com, or you may contact the Collier Count y Health Department at 239-252-8595. Reminder for parents: No shots? No school! Looking for Back-to-School information? You’re only a few clicks away. Links to this important information is now located in a convenient, one-stop location – on Collier County Public Schools’ (CCPS) website. Just visit CCPS online at www.collierschools.com and click on the Back-toSchool red schoolhouse icon located in the “What’s New” section on the right side of the page. There you’ll nd links to the most commonly requested back-to-school information. From bus schedules to enrollment, open house and curriculum nights to school supplies, you’ll nd answers to your questions, plus so much more. Parents are encouraged to check back regularly as information may be updated daily. Take advantage of this informative website to ensure your child will be fully prepared for the rst day of school – Monday, Aug. 20. Parents: Back-to-school information is available online The rst day of school is Monday, Aug. 20, and Collier County Public Schools encourages anyone new to Collier County to register their child for school before school starts. School of ces across the District are open and ready to register new students. It is very important to register new students before school starts so that the school is able to generate a schedule for the student or have them assigned to a classroom. This helps the District with the assignment of teachers for the start of school. More importantly, it makes for a smoother start to the school year for the student. Instead of being held up for the rst few hours of “day one” w aiting for a schedule, they are able to hit the ground running with the rst bell. For speci c enrollment/registration information, go to the home page of the District website at www.collierschools.com and click on the Back-to-School red schoolhouse icon located in the “What’s New” section on the right side of the page. Be sure to check with your child’s school to see if appointments are necessary for registration. Immunization requirements, school bus schedules, as well as other pertinent backto-school information will also be found using the same home page link: http://collierschools.com/backtoschool.asp. To learn more, please call the Communications and Community Engagement Department at 239-377-0180, or send an e-mail to info@collierschools.com. Important registration reminder for parents Eden Park to host Open HouseEden Park Elementary School (EPE) will host their Title I Annual Meeting/Open House this Friday, Aug. 17 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria (3650 Westclox Street, in Immokalee). EPE students and parents are invited to attend to learn more about the school, as well as to receive Title I information and meet the Eden Park Staff. Free lunch will be provided to the rst 200 people to attend. Translators will be present throughout the event. To learn more, please contact 239-961-0743. Back to School Shoe Program taking applicationsGuadalupe Center of Immokalee will be hosting its annual Back-to-School Shoe Program during the week of Aug. 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.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 Count y Health Department locations: 419 1st Street North, Immokalee, Monday through Frida y from 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Appointments are not necessary. For questions, please call 239252-7300 (Immokalee).IHS plans Open HouseImmokalee High School: Cross Countr y Practice start on Aug. 13, at 6 p.m. Open House Aug. 18 9 a.m.-noon.School hours have changedImmokalee district schools are changing student hours. 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 ne w times and share them with your child. 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. School News in Brief


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 5 Immokalee Bulletin A ugust 16, 2012 More than 2,000 people turned out for the Safety Fest at the Immokalee Sports Complex, 505 Escambia St. Many of the festgoers lined up for one of the 735 free backpacks that were distributed courtesy of Lipman’s Produce. Sherlonda Auguste, 13, and her sister Marthe August, 11, were among the lucky ones to get backpacks. “We knew a lot of people would come, so we came early,” said Sherlonde Auguste, who will be an eighth-grader at Immokalee Middle School when classes resume Aug. 20. “It was a big line when we got here.” The backpacks were lled with school supplies, including a binder, folders, crayons, pens, pencils, notebooks, glue sticks, rulers, markers, and erasers. Each back pack also contained a handwritten note from a CCSO community partner wishing students well in the upcoming school year. Immokalee resident Amanda Harmon was attending her rst National Night Out event with her 3-year-old son Travis, who scored a blue backpack and a stuffed toy lion. “This is helping a lot of people who don’t have anything, so it’s a good thing,” Amanda Harmon said. Lipman’s Produce spokesman Jaime Weisinger said the company wanted to give away backpacks and school supplies because “education has always been near and dear to us.” He said that when company of cials started planning the giveaway “we wondered what we were going to do with all of the leftover backpacks. “But as we progressed and planned we realized we would get a great turnout,” he said. The overwhelming turnout underscores a bigger need in the community, Weisinger said. “When you announce that you are giving away school supplies that many people tend to take for granted and it draws more than 2,000 people, I think it’s pretty clear that the people in this town need all of the help that they can get,” Mr. Weisinger said. National Night Out promotes community partnerships By Richard Rice, Rotary Club of Immokalee President Special to the Immokalee Bulletin Community Foundation, Claudia Polzin, gave Rotarians an update of the Foundation, and its work in the Immokalee area at our regular lunch meeting on Aug. 8. The Community Foundation has been inv olved in Immokalee in a signi cant manner since 2006, when we set up the Immokalee Initiative, as our Board of Directors recognized that Immokalee has a special and different need because of the number of nonpro ts operating here, Ms. Polzin said. We realized that because of the number, and diversity, of those non-pro ts, we needed to put forth an effort to not only support, but also to remove areas of duplication, feeling this would allow those organization to continue doing what they do best, and removing the burden of excessive programing. One of the things we found was that most non-pro ts have dif culty with is that they really need to be run like a business, she said. So that was a part of our goal when w e rst started, to get these organizations off on a good foot and run the way they should be. To help us in our endeavor, we got the non-pro ts to assist us in identifying the three major areas of concern; early childhood education, housing, and emergency needs, she added. These are the three collaborative areas in which we work, trying to identify funding sources, and then assisting in getting the proper paperwork into those agencies and securing funding for the programs that are going on. A couple of good examples: with the early childhood education gave us the opportunity to combine different programs to maximize our effort and identi ed homes where mothers were prov iding day care. With the help of the RCMA and the Wine Festival we were able to identify and fund three-fourths of our goal of 40 pre-school homes providing this service. Not only is this providing a service, but it also is providing some income to the family. The second one is the housing collaborative, is a little more dif cult to work with because of the number and type of housing, and the many funding sources available to us. We’re planning another meeting with this group in the near future to explore the possibilities to expand on a project initiated by Habitat for Humanity, that of refurbishing older homes, bringing them up to code and modernizing. We can see a de nite need in this area, as our research shows a large number of homes that are thirty, forty, and even fty years or more older. We’re extremely proud of the initial success of the ‘211’ program we were able to initiate for Collier. Rotary hosts Community Foundation guest speaker Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Eva DeyoImmokalee Rotarians welcomed guest speaker, Claudia Polzin of the Community Foundation to their weekly meeting. Ms. Polzin spoke o the group about the need to assist the many nonpro t groups in Immokalee. Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ CCSOOver 2,000 turned out at the National Night Out Safety Fest last week. Parents and students were given backpacks lled with school supplies ready for use in the upcoming school year.


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Business & Service Directory AUCTION 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 A ugust 16, 2012 By Jordan BuckleySpecial to the Immokalee Bulletin On Saturday evening, scores of Immokalee community members gathered to celebrate the opening of an of ce dedicated to supporting President Obama's bid for reelection. Housed in the old PACE Center building on 1st Street, situated between the park and La Favorita bakery, the Immokalee Obama of ce will now be open everyday to visitors. Vicki Carr, an Immokalee resident for more than 30 years, stretched a nger out the Obama Of ce's entry toward the packinghouses across the street where a brilliant rainbow shone above. A divine symbol, she suggested, a celestial commemoration of the of ce's opening. "I think it's awesome, and it's well overdue, that here in our town you can come to this of ce to get your questions answered. Y ou don't have to wait for us to come to your door; you can come to the of ce," she said. Mintzy Berrylee, known to some as the "Inspiration of Immokalee," also attended the Obama Of ce opening. Ms. Berrylee regularly interacts with seniors and young people who are not yet registered to vote. She explained the of ce helps to ll a void for them: "Now they have a place to come to register to vote well, register to vote and to volunteer! I'm excited to be here this is w hat Immokalee needs." Volunteers will meet at the new of ce at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday in order to go door-todoor to sign up elegible Immokalee voters. Registration deadline is Oct. 9; to vote in the coming presidential election, you must be registered by then. A recent story in Naples Daily News reveals that the Florida Democratic Party has registered some 650 voters since December almost half are from Immokalee. Republican groups have signed up around 30 potential new voters in that time span. One of the evening's speakers particularly captivated those gathered: Immokalee's own Gaelle Colas, now a senior at Duke University back for summer break. Ms. Colas reiterated to a standing-roomonly audience that the new of ce where they stood would prove vital to fostering community in Immokalee. "Since I grew up here, I know what it's like for our voices not to be heard. With the opening of the O.F.A. [Organizing for America] Of ce not only are our voices heard but now we have con dence to make our vote move our community forward," she proclaimed. Ms. Colas has been avidly registering voters while on break from college, trekking through Immokalee's neighborhoods along with other volunteers in order to enable eligible voters to cast their ballot this coming November. Also volunteering to register Immokalee voters in recent months are many members of the Collier County Democratic Party in Naples, several of whom attended the festive of ce opening on Saturday. Their group has also been outspoken in denouncing the Collier County Sheriff's Of ce collaboration with ICE to enforce federal immigration law, scandalously resulting in the deportation of some 3,300 Collier County residents in the last ve years. President Obama and Mr. Mitt Romne y differ sharply in their approaches to immigration reform, an issue of importance to many in Immokalee. For more information on the Obama of ce or voter registration, please contact Field Organizer Edward Vilardell, who speaks both Spanish and English, at 239-404-9187 or visit the new of ce located at 201 N. 1st Street. Democratic Party of ce opens in Immokalee Special to the Immokalee BulletinImmokalee residents including Ms. Mintzy Berrylee and Vicki Carr gathered to celebrate the opening of the Democrat Campaign of ce in Immokalee. Ms. Berrylee works with local residents including seniors and young people in educating them on the importance of taking an active role in the elections. Safeco Insurance has named BB&TOswald Trippe and Company as a "Make More Happen Award" nalist for its volunteer service with Harry Chapin Food Bank. The award includes a $2,000 grant for Harry Chapin Food Bank on behalf of the agency and entry in the "Make More Happen A wards" voting event for a chance at an additional $7,500. Safeco's "Make More Happen Awards" are designed to recognize agencies that build a stronger community through volunteer w ork and multiply the impact of that work through grants to nonpro t organizations. The voting event is designed to involve local communities across the country in selecting their favorite volunteers. Photos of the top 24 "Make More Happen Award" recipients, including BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company, are featured in this contest, the only Southwest Florida organization to be recognized. The nonpro ts supported by the top four vote-getters each will receive an extra $7,500. To vote for your favorite volunteers in the Safeco "Make More Happen Awards" online event, visit http://promoshq.wild reapp. com/website/6/contests/267315 or follow the link on www.Safeco.com. You can vote once a day until 7 a.m. Aug. 27. "Many community nonpro t organizations wouldn't be able to function without the dedication of volunteers," said Brenda Mann Harrison, manager, Safeco Insurance Agent Giving Program, which celebrates those who make a positive difference. "Make More Happen Awards celebrate Safeco's independent agent partners, such as BB&TOswald Trippe and Company, who give of themselves to ensure their communities are great places to live and work." BB&T Oswald Trippe and Company employees joined together and participated in the Lighthouse Project to bene t Meals of Hope with Harry Chapin Food Bank. More than 45 BB&T-OTC team members packaged 25,104 meals to feed the hungry. The forti ed meals included a beans and rice casserole made with soy protein, vegetables and 21 vitamins and minerals as well as a macaroni and cheese meal with soy protein and 21 vitamins and minerals. At a cost of 20 cents per meal, BB&T-OTC also presented Meals of Hope with a $5,000 check. BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company is proud to support Harry Chapin Food Bank in its mission to overcome hunger in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties through education and by working in a cooperative effort with af liated agencies in the procurement and distribution of food, equitably and without discrimination. For more information, visit http://www.harrychapinfoodbank.org. V otes needed to raise $7,500 for Food Bank Courtesy photoVolunteers work to "build" meal packages for distribution to local non-pro t food banks including the Harry Chapin Food Bank.


8 Immokalee Bulletin August 16, 2012 By Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin Football fans! Get ready for the 2012-13 Immokalee Indian season with the August 24 kick off game against the LaBelle Cowboys. The Indians will travel to Cowboy territory for the annual whistle whetter. At the Aug. 1, Immokalee Chamber of Commerce netowrking breakfast, IHS Coach J arod Ackley said the 2012 Immokalee Indian team is virtually the same team returning from 2011, Most players have been on the varsity for three or four years, and all grew up playing ball. He said Indian fans can look forward to a great season watching the “tremendous talent” on their hometown team. He added that the team is excited about the community’s support. IHS Athletic Director Tony Allen reminded everyone that the high school is offering advertising space at the footall stadium. You don’t want to miss out on this opportunity to advertise your business and support your Indians at the same time. Indians’ coach speaks about upcoming season Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantImmokalee High School Head Football Coach Jarod Ackley, Coach Lamar Gallegos attended the August 1 Immokalee Chamber of Commerce breakfast, along with players Deadrin Senet and twins Mackenzie and Mackease Alexander, all seniors. Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ CCSOSafety Fest National Night OutParents and students turned out over 2,000 of them to enjoy a safe and fun evening out. The event included sponsors CCSO and other organizations to help make the night a great success. The biggest highlight of the event was the free backpack giveaway by Lipman who brought along plenty of backpacks and back to school supplies for festival goers.