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Title: Immokalee bulletin
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Publication Date: 09-13-2012
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Thursday, September 13, 2012 V ol. 45 No. 35 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Jackpot w inner at Casino ...Page 5 Students First and School News ...Page 4 Inside... West Nile Virus ...Page 7 Letters to the Editor ...Page 3 By Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin Collier County commissioners kicked the Immokalee Master Plan can down the road one more time at their September 11 meeting. After four hours of talking, listening and quick attempts at reevaluating the plan, in the end the board voted 3-2 to continue the nal vote until their September 25 meeting. The deadline to adopt the plan is September 27. The motion was made by Commissioner Jim Coletta and seconded by Commissioner Donna Fiala. Tempers ared a little and frustration showed as the session went on. An attempt by Commissioner Tom Henning to pass a stripped down version of the plan died for lack of a second as did one by Commissioner Georgia Hiller to The marathon discussion concentrated on density and intensity issues for residential and commercial zoning, airport expansion, proposed changes to SR 29, the migrant housing and the acceptance of established older mobile homes and the proposed by-pass. Speakers differed on how to interpret the straw ballot that passed 279 to 137 (67 percent in favor), keeping the proposal on life support. If the board does not pass the Master Plan in some form, Immokalee's future growth guide will revert to the old plan. The original plan was rst implemented ten years ago and has governed how and where growth appears in Immokalee. The new plan has been the subject of man y meetings and discussions over the past year, but only in recent months did it become so controversial. The part of the Lake Trafford Camp Keais Strand System in the Immokalee Urban Area would be treated as neutral lands for vegetation retention. The new plan was the subject of numerous community meetings throughout the year and received input from the commuMaster Plan vote delayed yet again See PLAN — Page 2 Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Donna JohnsonYoung readers got a chance to enjoy a hands-on tour of a real re truck courtesy Immokalee Fire Dept. at the Inaugural International Literacy Day event held Farm Worker Village last Saturday, Sept. 8. More than 50 children and parents participated in the event that included volunteer readers from varous local organizations. The event was such a succes, there are plans to make this an annual event. See the story and more photos on Page 4 I n t e r n a t i o n a l L i t e r a c y D a y International Literacy Day! Boys & Girls Club of Collier County will host a Day for Kids Event to be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on the corner of Roberts Avenue and 11th Street in Immokalee, Florida (the future site of our Immokalee Campus). The Boys & Girls Clubs Day for Kids event is entirely free of charge to all that attend and will help to bring fun & positive activities to the children of Immokalee. There will be free food, free t-shirts, bounce houses, rock climbing wall, petting zoo, face painting and more. This day was created as a day to foster relationships between adults and children, the mission of BGC Day for Kids is to establish a day to celebrate and honor children through the gift of meaningful time. Research shows that when adults spend meaningful time with kids it helps them develop a positive self-image and a sense of belonging, usefulness and purpose. Big Kids Day event planned

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2 Immokalee Bulletin September 13, 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. nity to rework the old Master Plan, including amendments to Immokalee Master Plan and Immokalee Area Master Plan Future Land Use Map. Changes called for would increase commercial acreage, industrial acreage and residential density. It would eliminate some existing designations, create new ones for Immokalee Regional Airport and redesignate about 103 acres to Immokalee Urban A rea from agricultural/rural. The proposed plan is endorsed by the CRA. According to planners, the Master Plan “promotes and facilitates the revitalization of the downtown area.” It would also put Immokalee’s density policies more in line with the rest of the county, they say. Commissioner Coletta urged the community to let the CRA “work it out.” He said he’d love to see the community come to a favorable conclusion, not see “one or two people dictate” the outcome. Commissioner Fred Coyle. said “I keep waiting for the people of Immokalee to turnout en force.” however, he said he has not seen an overwhelming majority of the community involved, only a “few ghters.” He added that Commissioner Coletta “led the ght” and it “cost him dearly.” PLANContinued From Page 1 Free event features live performances by country artists Charlie Daniels and Joe Nichols, car show, pig races, motorcycle rally & moreSix nationally renowned ribbers will cook up the best in ribs, chicken, pulled pork and beef brisket, in hopes of winning the championship title at Seminole Casino Immokalee’s 2nd annual “Pigs in Paradise” National Championship BBQ Festival on November 16 through 18. Gates open at 11 a.m. daily. Local celebrity judges and barbecue enthusiasts will determine who gets crowned in this invitational cook-off. In addition to mouthwatering treats, festival-goers will enjoy live performances by Charlie Daniels and Joe Nichols, a classic car show, pig races, motorcycle rally, arts and crafts and much more. Admission is free. The competing ribbers are Aussom Aussie from Pittsburgh; Porky ‘N Beans from Port Saint Lucie, Fla; Johnson’s Bar-B-Que from Chesapeake, Va.; Big Boned BBQ from Knoxville, Tenn.; Fat Fred’s from St. Petersburg, Fla. and Blazin’ Broncos BBQ Team from Parma, Ohio. Last year, an estimated 15,000 people attended the three-day festival. “Our inaugural success showed that Southwest Florida was hungry for barbecue,” said Jim Gibson, director of marketing at Seminole Casino Immokalee. “We look forward to bringing even more great-tasting food, legendary performers and unique attractions for the community and area visitors to enjoy.” The “Pigs in Paradise” National Championship BBQ Festival kicks off on Friday, November 16, with pig races, live music and avorful meat. At 6 p.m., six local celebrities will be paired with national championship ribbers to compete in a cook-off challenge. After the showdown, The Devonshires will perform from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The ‘60s and ‘70s tribute band has shared the stage with numerous rock legends such as Joe Crocker, The Doobie Brothers, Eddie Money and The Temptations. The festivities continue on Saturday, Nov. 17, with a Smokin’ Hot Rods car show, open to all classes and vehicles from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Car participants will receive $20 in free play and a commemorative “Pigs in Paradise” T-shirt. For the rst time ever, spectators will choose the champion. The winner will receive an indoor space at the Hot Rods & Hogs show in December and an original painting of the winning vehicle by acclaimed artist Bill Kruetz. Amidst the music, entertainment and food, a panel of celebrity judges will rate the ribbers on their pulled pork, ribs, brisket and sauce, in order to select the winners for the weekend. Barbecue fans will select the “People’s Choice” champion. A total of $10,000 cash is up for grabs. South Floridian country singer JJ McCoy will perform songs from his debut EP, Redneck, White and Blue. Award-winning, Grammynominated singer Joe Nichols will belt out country tunes from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. He has received artist awards from the Country Music Association, Academy of Countr y Music and Billboard. His chart-topping hits include “Brokenheartsville,” “Gimmie That Girl,” “The Impossible,” and “What’s a Gu y Gotta Do.” The festival wraps up on Sunday, Nov. 18, with a trophy presentation at 3:30 p.m. to ofcially crown winners in each of the judged categories of the “Pigs in Paradise” National Championship BBQ Festival. Festival-goers will enjoy pig races throughout the day and the Heavenly Hog Bike Rally from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each biker that arrives during the rally will receive $20 in free play and a commemorative T-shirt. R&B/blues band The Nouveaux Honkies will open for countr y music legend Charlie Daniels. He’ll take the stage at 5 p.m. The Grammy award-winning ddler extraordinaire and his renowned band fuse country with Southern rock, boogie and blues. Admission to the festival is free. Must be 21 or older to attend. The festival is a rain or shine event, and pets are not permitted. No ice chests, tents or outside food and beverages are allowed. For more information on the “Pigs in Paradise” National Championship BBQ Festival, please call (800) 218-0007 or visit www.seminolecasinoevents.com. About Seminole Casino Immokalee Open 24/7, 365 days a year, Seminole Casino Immokalee is Southwest Florida’s premier gaming destination, with 1,200 slots, including Tarzan, Betty Boop and The Hangover. The 75,000-square-foot plus casino offers 34 live tables games, including Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, Texas Hold ‘em Bonus Poker, Blackjack Switch and Spanish 21. Seminole Casino Immokalee participates in the Seminole Players Club Wild Card Rewards Program whereby players earn and redeem points at all Seminole Casinos in Florida. Dining options include 1st Street Deli, Southwest Florida’s only authentic New York-style delicatessen. This award-winning restaurant is open 24 hours. The EE-TO-LEET-KE (“The Camp”) Grill serves up its signature authentic Seminole fry bread and made-fromscratch favorites. The Zig Zag lounge, home of the Zig Zag Girlz, is “where the party never ends” with nightly live entertainment and no last call. TVs throughout the Zig Zag bar air sporting events and other entertainment. A 10,000-square-foot Event Pavilion seating up to 800 guests is for large entertainment events, such as concerts, weddings, banquets, company outings and privately-held dances. The casino has 1,800 parking spaces. Located at 506 South 1 Street in Immokalee. Seminole Casino Immokalee is easily accessible to all of Southwest Florida via I-75, and Southwest Florida International Airport is only a 45-minute drive from the casino. Located between Miami and Naples, north of Alligator Alley on Highway 846, it’s ve blocks south of Highway 29. Approximatel y 30 minutes from Naples and Fort Myers, the casino is a 90-minute drive from Miami and Fort Lauderdale. For more information, call toll-free (800) 218-0007 or visit www.seminoleimmokaleecasino.com or www.facebook.com/seminoleimmokalee. Seminole Casino Immokalee to host barbecue competition Florida’s Building Code requires permits for numerous construction tasks. The requirements are standard and stringent to ensure public health, safety and welfare throughout the building industry. To expedite permitting for customers, Collier County staff developed the rst phase of an electronic permitting system that saves citizens’ time and cuts costs. At colliergov.net/permits, contractors and property owners have access to the newlycreated electronic program where they can submit permit requests in 10 areas: residential demolitions; air conditioning replacement; reroofs; shutters, doors and windows; fences; minor electric; solar panel install; gas install; minor plumbing; and well installs. E-permitting services are part of the GMD’s goal to improve customer service and provide more convenient ways of doing business, especially in this economy when time translates into nancial resources. View the new service here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Niv JipXAjY&feature=youtu.be Permits submitted online are not reviewed until payment has been made and processed. Applicants can expedite the online permitting process further by using the online payment site using MasterCard, Discover or a checking/savings account. Once payment has been made, either online or in person, applicants can pick up their permit when ready, at the permit pickup counter in the front lobby of the GMD, Planning and Regulation, 2800 N. Horseshoe Drive, Naples, Florida 34104. E-permitting cuts time and costs

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SAVE YOUR PETS LIFE PROGRAM 3 Immokalee Bulletin September 13, 2012 Nance & MonsantoAs a Democratic candidate for county commissioner, I support bringing new agricultural businesses to Immokalee, growers that are proper stewards of the environment, and who respect the rights of local farmers. Unfortunately, my Republican opponent Tim Nance, has proposed bringing the biotech Monsanto Corporation to Immokalee. At an meeting in Commissioner Georgia Hiller’s of ce last year, Mr. Nance complained that local environmentalists pose a problem to Monsanto’s efforts to open a research facility here in Collier County. Monsanto uses seed patent infringement litigation to put small farms out of business in Canada, the United States and Central America. Monsanto also has a long histor y of using the toxic herbicide Roundup, which is similar to the chemical defoliant Agent Orange, used by the U.S. military during the Vietnam War. Fortunately, Commissioner Hiller did not support Mr. Nance’s attempts to bring the Monsanto “seed police” to Immokalee. I challenge my Republican opponent, and vow to oppose his attempt to bring Monsanto, which has been named the “world’s most unethical company” to our farming community. John “Robinhood” Lundin Immokalee Letters to Editor The Shelter for Abused Women & Children announces the nonpro t domestic violence center’s 2012 National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Campaign: Saturday, Sept. 29, 8 a.m.: Walk for the W ay Join The Shelter Striders to “Walk for the Way” and be sure to stop by our booth for information! Tuesday, Oct. 2: DV 101 Course for the Hunger & Homeless Coalition This by-inv itation-only event will provide members of the Hunger & Homeless Coalition with basic facts about domestic violence, helping to dispel myths and raise awareness about the role we all play in ending violence. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 6-8 p.m.: Sunset at South Street Enjoy live music while helping raise awareness about domestic violence at South Street City Oven & Grill, 1410 Pine Ridge Road, Naples. No cover; acoustic performance begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4: Paralegal Association of Florida, Southwest Chapter A by-invitation-only event features a panel discussion that will provide paralegals with information on domestic violence and services available to victims. Saturday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Educating with Emery Boards distribution of emery boards containing our hotline number and website information at Publix and Starbucks locations throughout Collier County, as well as For Footed Friends pet store. Visit our website’s Event page for locations, www.naplesshelter.org, or call 239.775.3862. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 8:00 p.m.: “Pay-whaty ou-can” preview performance of “Reza in Rep” God of Carnage, by Gulfshore Playhouse at The Norris Center, 755-8th Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102. This one-night only performance will bene t The Shelter. For more details 239.261.7529. Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m.: Strut Your Mutt, Naples’ Premier Halloween Pet Costume Contest at Germain BMW, in conjunction with Humane Society Naples and generously sponsored by Germain BMW, Naples 11286 Tamiami Trail North, Naples. Prizes awarded to pets and their owners in ve categories! For information, 239.643.1880, ext. 18. Saturday, Oct. 20, throughout the day: Mercato Goes Purple join businesses in Mercato, The Strada, US 41 North Naples, to remember the lives lost to domestic violence and honor victims and survivors! Come see how your favorite locale is going purple! Saturday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m. Children’s Fair, 1 p.m. Peace March: Immokalee Peace March & Children’s Fair hosted by The Shelter’s Immokalee Outreach Of ce at the Immokalee Sports Complex, 505 Escambia Street, Immokalee FL 34142. The Children’s Fair complete with games, talent show, health fair, food and entertainment, starts at 10 a.m. and is followed at 1 p.m. by the police-escorted March on Main Street, Immokalee. For more information, 239.657.5700. Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the rst Day of Unity observed in October of 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. This expanded to a week of activities on local, state and national levels. The rst Domestic Violence Awareness Month was observed in October 1987 with the rst Domestic Violence Awareness Month Commemorative Legislation being passed by the U.S. Congress in 1989. This legislation has passed every year since. To learn more about The Shelter’s 2012 National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Campaign, call 239.775.3862. For information on The Shelter’s lifetransforming programs and services, please call 239.775.3862, or visit www.naplesshelter.org. Shelter kicks of Domestic Violence A wareness Month campaign Attention Hunters...Hog Hunt permits to be issuedThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission would like to announce that they will be issuing permits for two wild hog hunts on Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area, west of U.S. 27. The two hog control hunts will be on Oct. 20-21 and Oct. 27-28. Twentyve permits will be issued for each hunt. Permits will be available on a rst-come, rstserved basis to individuals 16 years of age or older. Permit distribution will take place at the Fisheating Creek WMA check-station at the FEC Campground in Palmdale on Saturday, Oct. 13, beginning at 10 a.m. Individuals must be present to receive a permit. Permittees will be allowed to take wild hogs with no size or bag limit. The use of dogs is prohibited. Firearms will be limited to a shotgun with #1 buckshot or larger. For additional information you may contact the Fisheating Creek WMA of ce at 863-946-1194. Great tool sale at I HopeThis coming Saturday, Sept. 15, I HOPE will have a BIG tool sale at its Immokalee warehouse in the Tradeport Technology Park, 2050 Commerce Avenue, Unit #7. Doors will open at 9 a.m. sharp and close at noon, and hundreds of tools-hand tools, corded and cordless tools-will be available on a cash only basisrst come, rst served. All goods-drills, table saws, compressors must be taken with you that day…no holds. Local checks and debit/credit cards are accepted along with cash. Other goods, including windows, doors, tile, carpet, cabinets, etc. will also be available for our members. In order to make purchases at the I HOPE Distribution Center you must become a member. Household membership fees are $25 per year, $100 per year for business operations. Warehouse hours are Tuesday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and the rst and third Saturday of each month from 9-noon. Convenient and here in Immokalee Yoga for YOU! Two classes to choose from with Instructor Koko DeLisi on Tuesday and Thursday from noon-1 p.m. The cost is just $60. Classes also on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:15-4:15 p.m. The cost is just $60. Come to iTECH, sign up and pay (Limited Space Available). Students must supply their own yoga mat. Both Classes Run from Sept. 11— Nov. 6. There will be NO Classes on: Sept. 20 and Oct. 16 (15 Classes) Yoga is for everyone regardless of your age or condition. Talk to you doctor if you have any health concerns and share them with your instructor. Immokalee Technical Center, 508 N 9th Street, Immokalee. Call 239-658-7080 for more information.

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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 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! 4 Immokalee Bulletin September 13, 2012 Town Hall meeting planned at IHSBy Joe LandonCollier County District Schools If you had the opportunity to attend last year’s Superintendent’s Town Hall Meeting over at the high school, you will surely want to come back for this year’s meeting so you can learn what’s new with your schools and your school district. Here’s your chance to be brought up to speed. Immokalee High School will host Dr. Kamela Patton, your Superintendent, and you on Tuesday, Sept. 25. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and it’ll last an hour. Dr. Patton says that she is excited about having the chance to spend some time with you. “I enjoyed meeting with so many of you last year and the feedback you provided helped guide some selections of this year’s topics.” And those topics will include: Renewal of the Tax-Neutral Referendum, the Parent Portal which has just been launched, College & Career Pathways, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), “A” Grade Schools, and State Accountability and Graduation Requirements. I’m sure that there’s plenty there to spark your interest. Everyone, by the way, is invited. Certainly parents and guardians of students in any of our schools – elementary, middle, or high – are welcome, but if you don’t have a child in school, you will want to come as well since we all have a stake in what is happening with the education of our young people since they are our future. This is just a great way for the community to come together in the interest of our children. So here are the details. The Superintendent’s Town Hall Meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the beautiful auditorium at Immokalee High School (701 Immokalee Drive). Spanish and Haitian Creole translators will be ready and eager to assist you. You’ll also get a chance to ask a question of Dr. Patton if you wish. You can send your question ahead of time by going to the home page of our web site (www.collierschools.com) and clicking on the “Ask the Superintendent” link that you’ll nd there. Or you can turn in a question the night of the Town Hall Meeting and I will be happy to pose it to Dr. Patton on your behalf. We are all looking forward to seeing you at 6 o’clock the night of the 25th. Students First Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Donna JohnstonA young reader looks over the selection of donated books to choose from at the Inaugural International Literacy Day event held last Saturday. More than 50 youngters attended along with parents and also volunteer readers from the Immokalee Fire Dept. and other local organzations helping to show kids the importance and fun of reading. On Saturday, Sept. 8, more than 50 children from 0 to 9 years old celebrated International Literacy Day at Farm Worker V illage in Immokalee. The very rst event w as put together by the Jump Start Family Literacy Academy of Immokalee who pulled together volunteer readers representing various organizations in Collier County from the Immokalee Fire Department to The Florida State University College of Medicine, Collier County Schools, and World Vision gathered at the FWV Community Center. The Immokalee Library provided over fty books for volunteer readers to use. Children attending with their parents were read to amid a esta of popcorn and cookies. A welcome break in the reading festivities was a hands-on tour of an Immokalee re truck conducted by Immokalee Fire Department personnel. Over 100 hundred books were given away as door prizes. For more information contact Donna Johnston at 239.657.3649 or by email, johnston.donna@gmail.com. Literacy Day event helps kids ‘Get their read on’

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5 Immokalee Bulletin September 13, 2012 $68,105 Bad Beat Jackpot and 2012 Lexus GS350 taken away by lucky winners!The Bad Beat Jackpot was hit for $68,105 on a $1/$2 No Limit table on 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2 in Seminole Casino Immokalee. Gary D. of Barneveld, NY, won $34,052 w ith his “losing” hand of four of a kind queens, beaten by Steven R. of Fort Myers, w ho took home $20,431 with a king-high straight ush. The six remaining players at the table won $2,270 each. Those players are William C., Jose M., Michael A., Gerald R., Phil V. and Lance O. A bad beat jackpot occurs when a seemingly unbeatable hand of aces full of kings loses to an even better hand. The Seminole Casinos’ approach to larger, more frequent bad beat jackpots is funded by a $1 contribution from each pot of $10 or greater at the poker rooms in six Seminole casinos: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, Seminole Casino Immokalee, Seminole Casino Brighton and Seminole Casino Hollywood. Fifty percent of the Seminole Bad Beat prize pool is awarded to the qualifying losing hand; 30 percent to the qualifying winning; and 20 percent divided among the remaining players. Now that the bad beat has hit, the casino will have a new promotion called Progressive Royals with four different jackpots. If you hit a royal ush of any suit you win the jackpot of that particular suit. The Royal Spade jackpot is currently over $17,000. On Monday, Sept. 3, Theresa L. of Sanibel, won a 2013 Lexus GS350. It was the grand prize in the Golden Opportunity to Win promotion. W eekend of winners at Seminole Casino Immokalee Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Seminole Casino ImmokaleeWinners of the Bad Beat Jackpot at Seminole Casino Immokalee with dealer (center, seated). The rst Collier County Public Schools’ early dismissal day for the 2012-2013 school year is set for Monday, Sept. 17. The early dismissal time for elementary, middle, and high school students is three hours earlier than the dismissal time on other days. The early dismissal day is for the purpose of school improvement inservice for all staff, especially as they work in designing challenging and engaging lessons for our students. The district hopes that this advance notice will allow for after-school child care arrangements to be made. An important note students will make up the day of lost instructional time, caused by Tropical Storm Isaac, by extending two previously scheduled half days to full days. Thursday, Oct. 18, and Tuesday, Nov. 6, were previously scheduled as Early Dismissal days and will now become regular full days o f school for the district’s students and staff. To view the entire 2012-2013 school calendar, including the remaining scheduled early dismissal days, visit the district’s Web site (www.collierschools.com) and click on “Calendars” under the “Quick Links” heading on the left side of the home page. Early dismissal day scheduled for Monday Have you ever wanted to learn Spanish? Edison State College Collier Campus has opened registration for anyone who wants to learn Spanish. There are three class levels for Spanish being offered. Level One classes are from Oct. 2 through Nov. 6; Level Two classes are from Oct. 3 through Nov. 7; and Level Three classes are from Oct. 4 through Nov. 8. Classes are held from 6–7:30 p.m. The fee for each class level is $165. To register for this class and for more information, call 239-732-3128 or email: cecollier@edison.edu. Edison College offers Spanish This summer, being more demanding than most has jeopardized the organization’s ability to provide valuable services to the at-risk families of Collier County. In just three months 540 men, women and children were brought into emergency housing, and 1,774 households were fed and given emergency bags of food. St. Matthew’s House also reported a decrease in donations right at the time that they need them most. The organization asks you to help them at this dif cult time by mailing your donation to 2001 Airport Road, South; Naples, FL 34112 or by donating online at: https://app.etapestry.com/hosted/StMatthew/OnlineDonation.html. St. Matthew’s House raises approximately 55% of its budgeted expenses through its various social enterprises and program fees. This allows for the organization to apply 100% of its donations to program related expenses. For more information, please contact Fawn Volkert, Community Relations & Grants Manager at 239-774-0500. St. Matthew’s House needs help Team up to stop bullying! That’s the message that will be conveyed at the Friday night, Sept. 14, home game against Palmetto Ridge. Fans are being asked to wear white shirts and blue ribbons to symbolize Unity and the Blue ribbons will symbolize the ght to stop bullying. Be there and show your colors! Stop the Bullying! Go Indians! T e a m u p t o s t o p b u l l y i n g Team up to stop bullying

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IMMOKALEE CHILD CARE CENTEROpenings for VPK enrollment. Child must be 4 years of age by Sept. 1st. We provide wrap around care. Call Diana at 239-657-4130 or stop by 415 Colorado Ave. Immokalee FL. DRIVERS: $2,000.00 Sign-On Bonus! Top Pay, Bene ts, Miles, Great Home Time & More! Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854. 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.CORAL 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 ESPERANZA PLACE Affordable 1Br and 3Br Apartments, 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. Pay no more than 30% of your households adjusted monthly income for rent and utilities. Call Rental Of ce at 657-2009 Mon-Fri, 8:00 A.M. 5:00 P.M. 2693 Marianna Way, #308 (TDD 1-800-955-8771) Equal Housing Opportunity. NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS1, 2, & 3 Bedroom Apts Willowbrook Place, Garden Lake, Summer Glen, Heritage Villas & Southern Villas. Please call 239-657-3204 For more information. Handicapped Accessible. Hearing Impaired: Call 800-955-8771Equal Housing Opportunity This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer 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 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. OWNER FINANCING! HOMES FOR SALE Why Rent When You Can Own? 307 East Delaware Avenue $80,000 Newly Built 4 Bedroom/2 Bath Home w. Auxiliary Building In Back. 205 East Delaware Avenue $35,000 3 Bedrooms/1 Bath 304 S. 2nd Street $35,000 3 Bedrooms/1 Bath 627 Doak Avenue Newly Built Manufactured Home 3 Bedrooms/1 Bath $40,000 Do Not Knock On Doors. Please Leave Tenants Alone. Contact (239) 588-0162 English Only rentalsinmarcoisland@gmail.com Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Child Care For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments Apartments Apartments Houses Rent For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses Sale For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVs Houses Sale Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds 6 Immokalee Bulletin September 13, 2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments For more listings, go to www.newszap.com No wonder newspaper readers have more fun!READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY. READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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Sept. 18 is Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day. Floridian’s are encouraged to empower their family and friends to make an appointment to see a healthcare provider, attend a health event in the community, or TAKE their friend, neighbor or family member to the doctor on this day. The Florida Department of Health urges all Floridians to focus on prevention and early detection. According to the Summary of Health Statistics for US Adults: National Health Interview Survey 2010 (http://www.cdc.gov/ nchs/data/series/sr_10/sr10_252.pdf) gender, ethnicity, education, income and age all play a role in the likelihood someone will v isit a medical or dental provider. 73% of women and 59% of men last contacted a doctor or other health professional in the previous six months. Men were Take a loved one to the doctor day recognized 7 Immokalee Bulletin September 13, 2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF MEETING There will be a Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners for the Immokalee Water & Sewer District on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 3:30 P.M. at the of ce of the Immokalee Water & Sewer District, located at 1020 Sanitation Rd, Immokalee, FL 34142. REGULAR MEETING AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Preliminaries A. Pledge of Allegiance B. Roll Call C. Adoption of Agenda D. Employee Recognition 1. JulyEmployee of the Month Marco Hernandez E. Public Concerns F. Staff Good Cause Items G. Board Concerns H. Old Business I. New Business 3. Consent Agenda A. Adoption of Minutes 1. August 15, 2012 Regular Meeting B. Civil Rights Compliance Report C. August Budget Review D. Fixed Assets Acquisitions-Disposals E. Various Reports F. USDA Reporting for Stimulus Money G. Project Change Orders H. Engineer’s Report Greeley and Hansen I. Director’s Report 4. Action Agenda A. Committee Recommendation for RFQ’SAC Line Removal B. RFP for Turnkey & Long term/ Land Lease-Sludge Hauling C. Executive Directors Contract 5. Discussion Agenda A. Attorney’s Report 6. Other Public Interests 7. Adjournment SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: If you require special aid or services as addressed in the American Disabilities Act, please contact the District of ce at (239) 658-3630, no less than ve (5) days prior to the above stated meeting date. The District is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 425701 IB 9/13/2012 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 City of Pahokee Port Mayaca Memorial Gardens Port Mayaca Memorial Gardens is commemorating th 84th anniversary of the 1928 Hurricane on September 14, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. The Memorial Garden is located at 23,900 SW Kanner Highway, Canal Point FL. The City of Pahokee will announce receiving a Historic Grant Award from the Florida Department of State, Bureau of Historic Preservation. The Grant Awarded for “Port Mayaca Master Plan”, shall include Ground Penetrating Radar, of the Mass Burial site and a Master Plan of the Cemetery. The purpose of the G.P.R. is to determine the actual location and boundaries of the Mass Burial Site. The Master Plan will bene t the City and families by giving historical preservation toward existing and future development of the Cemetery which is the community’s most enduring link to the past. This will help the community in establishing the future of these sacred grounds. This Project (publication) has been nanced in part with historic preservation grant assistance provided by the Bureau of Historical Preservation, Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State, assisted by the Florida Historical Commission. 426100 IB 9/13/2012 less likely to have contacted a doctor within the last year or more. In addition, men were more likely to have never contacted a doctor. 46% of women last contacted a dental health professional within the previous 6 months compared with 40% of men. Hispanic adults were more than 3x less likely to have had contact with a health professional as non-Hispanic black adults and 4 times less likely to have had contact with a health professional as non-Hispanic white adults. Non-Hispanic white adults were more likely to have contacted a dental professional within the previous 6 months (48%) than either non-Hispanic black adults (31%) or Hispanic adults (30%). Overall, 20% of adults aged 18 years and over had not made an of ce visit to a health provider in the past 12 months. Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day encourages individuals to take charge of their health by visiting a healthcare professional (a doctor, a nurse, a dentist, a nurse practitioner, a physician assistant or another health provider) and participating in health screenings. “Identifying an acute or chronic condition in a medical provider’s of ce early can often signi cantly reduce the emotional, physical and nancial toll on an individual and his family, suggests, Dr. Joan Colfer, Director of the Collier County Health Department. West Nile virus (WNV) illness and other mosquito-borne viral diseases pose a signi cant risk to homeless populations due to their extensive outdoor exposure and their limited access to preventive measures, which puts them at increased risk for mosquito bites. It is important for people who provide support and care of homeless persons to take action to prevent mosquito bites, especially for individuals over the age of 50, or persons with underlying health conditions who are most likely to develop severe infections. Special considerations include: Cost: Access to insect repellents among all persons with limited nancial resources is problematic. Community partners, such as mosquito control districts, businesses and not-forpro ts may be able to assist with repellent supplies or may have recommendations for lower cost products. Personal Hygiene: Repellents must be applied according to label. If repellants are supplied the need to follow label requirements must be emphasized in a way that will be understood by the population being served. Bathing is recommended when returning indoors after using repellants such as DEET that may be applied directly to the skin. Homeless populations have limited opportunities to bathe between repellent applications. Mosquito Bite Prevention: Although mosquito-borne illnesses can occur year-round in Florida, highest risk is during summer and fall; mosquito bite prevention is most critical during these seasons Applying repellents to clothing may be useful for homeless populations. Protection from one application of the repellent permethrin can last as long as six weeks. Permethrin should not be applied directly on the skin. Providing comfortable clothing that covers skin such as socks, long-sleeve shirts and pants can further prevent mosquito bites. Shelters should maintain intact screens over doors and windows, and encourage staff and residents to not prop open doors and windows unless covered with intact screens. The homeless should be encouraged to seek indoor shelter at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes that transmit WNV are most active. Targeted mosquito control efforts in areas the homeless congregate may be bene cial including: Maintaining vegetation and picking up debris that can harbor mosquitoes. Regular adulticide and larvicide treatments by mosquito control in areas that the homeless congregate, including near parks and shelters. For additional information visit: http:// doh.state. .us/Environment/medicine/arboviral/index.html http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/ westnile/clinicians/ and http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/ westnile/wnv_factsheet.htm West Nile special considerations made for homeless populations Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ John LundinVoter registration drive barbecueOn Saturday, Sept. 1, (OFA) Organizing For America in Immokalee held a voter registration barbeque event at the OFA of ce at 201 N. First Street in Immokalee. Along with good food the event was held to raise awareness of President Obama's deffered action program for immigrants and to give Immokaleean's voter registration resources. The feeling was that Immokalee is one big family that would come out to vote on Nov. 6, for President Obama.

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