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Title: Immokalee bulletin
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 44 cm.
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Publisher: Independent Newspapers of Florida
Place of Publication: LaBelle, FL
Publication Date: 09-20-2012
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Thursday, September 20, 2012 V ol. 45 No. 36 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Soccer Pit Cobras on Top ...Page 5 Students First and School News ...Page 4 Inside... Drain and Cover ...Page 7 Letters to the Editor ...Page 3 Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ David DawsonThanks to a successful fundraising effort held on Saturday, Sept. 15, IHS band members along with some help from band boosters and the local Winn-Dixie, band members raised $1,200, enough to pay for much needed band uniform cleaning. See more photos on Page 4 S t r i k e u p t h e b a n d Strike up the band! Early voting in Collier County will change to 8 days, with 12 hours per dayLast week, the U.S. Department of Justice granted preclearance to the early voting changes in Florida’s election law HB 1355, passed in 2011. The changes, reviewed by a federal panel of judges, mean that early voting in Collier County will begin Oct. 27 and end Nov. 3, including Sunday, Oct. 28, with early voting locations open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Collier County has long been a “covered” jurisdiction under the Federal Voting Rights Act of 1965. What this essentially means, is that election changes cannot be implemented without rst obtaining federal approval. In 2011, the Florid a Legislature made several changes to the Florida election law, including the early voting adjustments, which were enacted throughout most of the state. The early voting changes were not implemented in Collier or four other Florida counties while awaiting federal approval. “Our of ce has been making preparations for each possible earEarly voting changes OK’dSee VOTING — Page 2 By Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin After many months of turmoil, Immokalee’s Fire Department is on its way back to wholeness. After receiving a two-year SAFER grant, IFD restored all operational employees, leaving only administrative positions still being shared with Big Corkscrew Fire Department. The Staf ng for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response A fresh start for IFD Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantThanks to grant funding, the Immokalee Fire Dept. Engine is ready and operational in case of emergency. The SAFER Grant provides restoration of employees and equipment. See IFD — Page 2

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2 Immokalee Bulletin September 20, 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. ly voting outcome,” said Jennifer J. Edwards, Collier County Supervisor of Elections. “We are pleased to know that a nal decision has been made, so we can move ahead and communicate the schedule to our voters as soon as possible.” While the new law changed the start of early voting from 15 days prior to Election Day to 10 days prior, allowing for no less than 6 and no more than 12 hours a day, the federal judges indicated approval would come only if early voting in the preclearance counties offered the same number of hours—96—that the old law provided, to avoid discrimination. Therefore, Collier County is required to set a 12-hour schedule to ensure 96 hours of early voting. This change will allow more hours before many voters must report to work, as well as increased evening hours and voting on Sunday. The federal approval would also bring more uniformity across the state. In the 2012 Primary Election, 62 counties, including neighboring Lee County, offered this 8-day schedule of early voting. The confusion that occurred between bordering counties that were on separate schedules could be alleviated. For more information, including Collier County’s early voting locations, visit www. CollierVotes.com or contact the Supervisor of Elections of ce at 239-252-8450. VOTINGContinued From Page 1 (SAFER) Grant, which provides funding to increase the number of trained, “front line” re ghters in local communities. Chief Rita Greenberg, Assistant Chief and the training of cer are still doing double duty, covering both departments. Between the $736,920 SAFER grant and additional tax monies approved by residents through a referendum the chief said the department is coming around. Station 31 on Carson Road reopened on A ugust 6, providing regular coverage and four of the re ghters laid off last summer have returned. The department is back up to its full capacity and the chief is putting money into eet and operation reserves. A new Fire Board will be seated in Nov ember Dick Rice, Terry Heath, Travis Anderson and “Ski” Oleski will all return. A fth member will be appointed to complete the board. The additional taxing for re district should pull the department through, Chief Greenberg said. However, she admitted that, if the economy doesn’t improve, the department may not be able to keep all re ghters after the SAFER grant runs out. It is possible that they could apply for another extension, she said. The department’s preliminary budget is done, Chief Greenberg said, It will come out September 26 at Station 30. She said the department is able to upgrade bunker gear as wells equipment like boots and helmets. Volunteer re ghters work to supply their own upgraded equipment. The chief said there has been a slight increase in call volume of 2-3 percent that was a challenge when Station 31 was closed. Chief Greenberg is looking forward to a fresh start when the new budget year begins October 1. IFDContinued From Page 1 Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantVolunteer re ghters help in helping to supply their own upgraded re ghting equipment, however the department can take care of upgrades in essentials like boots and helmets. In an effort to reduce secondhand smoke exposure and decrease apartment turnover costs, the Tobacco Free Collier Partnership is encouraging local apartments to adopt smoke-free housing policies. According to the 2010 US Census Bureau, 48% of CollierCounty residents live in a multi-unit structure. In these structures, smoke can travel through spaces between walls, windows, doors, balconies, air ducts, electrical outlets, and garbage disposals. Containing over 7,000 chemicals, of which over 100 are toxic and 70 can cause cancer, there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Chemicals such as arsenic, lead, formaldehyde and benzene are known to be toxic and can cause or contribute to health problems in infants, children and adults. According to the 2010 Florida Youth Tobacco Survey in CollierCounty, 44.4% of middle school and 53.7% of high school students were exposed to secondhand smoke during the past seven days. Property Managers and Owners are encouraged to commit to the health and safety of their residents by implementing tobacco-free policies that will reduce the number of people who are exposed to secondhand smoke. Besides increasing the safety of the community, one study by the Smoke-Free Environments Law Project found that the unit turn over costs when a non-smoking tenant leaves is around $558, while the costs to turn over a unit exposed to heavy smoking is up to seven times higher at $3,509. Demand for smoke-free housing is increasing nationwide. However, there is a shortage of multi-unit housing options for people who want to, or, for health reasons, need to live in a smoke-free environment. 84% of CollierCounty residents are tobacco-free, therefore, a smoke-free apartment option could be viewed as an amenity that would appeal to the majority of residents, as well as provide a competitive advantage for a property manager to go smoke-free. Save lives and money by partnering with the Tobacco Free Collier Partnership. Local apartments encouraged to adopt smoke-free housing Pepper Ranch Preserve will be open to the public every Non-Hunt Saturday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. from Oct. 1, 2012 through June 1, 2013. Visitors must check-in at the visitor’ center to receive a daily permit and lock combination that will allow them to drive the scenic ranch road. A trail will also be available to visitors for hiking near the visitor’s center. The Pepper Ranch Preserve will be closed on the following Saturdays including: October 13, November 10, December 15, January 12, 2013, February 23, March 9, 2013, April 13, 2013, May 4, 2013, May 18, 2013, May 25, 2013.. Directions from Immokalee, take R 29 Main Street north to Lake Trafford Road. Turn left and travel 2.9 miles to Pepper Road. Turn right and travel 0.9 miles to Pepper Ranch Preserve. THe entrance to the ranch is on the left 6315 Pepper Road. For more information on Pepper Ranch Preserve or Conservation Collier, please call 239-252-2495 or go online to ConcervationCollier@Collier.net. Pepper Ranch Preserve to open for Non-Hunt Saturdays

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So long and thanks!This is a rather dif cult letter to write. However I wanted to let my friends and business associates know that, as of the end of this month, I will be retiring from my leadership of I HOPE, Inc. Thanks to GOD's help we've had one of the most successful Long Term Disaster Recovery Organizations in the state. FEMA and many other disaster organizations have called on us to provide assistance to multitudes of needy families in Immokalee. We saw GOD provide over $3 million in funding after Wilma tore through our community in 2oo5, and saw the lives and hopes of hundreds of families being restored. The work of I HOPE continues now with a new focusthe I HOPE Distribution Center or IDC, and hopefully will continue to provide the community with its home-improvement warehouse for years to come. Grant moneys are extremely dif cult to obtain now, but the warehouse with its partnerships should be sustainable for years to come. Over 500 families pay an annual membership fee of $25.00 to shop and save money, while over 20 business members also take advantage of fantastic sale items for their businesses. I want to thank the board of I HOPE and all of you who have been an encouragement to us in the work we've done over the years. Any correspondence to I HOPE can be directed to either of our of cers, Dick Rice, chairmarandic@comcast.net, or Pastor Dennis Norvell, treasurernorvell52@gmail. com. Rick Richard L. Heers, Executive Director, I HOPE, Inc.,Town Hall meetingOur Superintendent, Dr. Kamela Patton, invites you to join her at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the Auditorium at Immokalee High School as she hosts a Town Hall Meeting. Please pass the invitation along to everyone within your circle of in uence. Dr. Patton will use the Town Hall Meeting format to have a conversation with you. She will speak about the renewal of the school district's cost and tax-neutral referendum. Dr. Patton will have a message for parents about graduation requirements and the College & Career Pathways Plan which will better prepare our students for a future after high school. Parents will also learn about the new Parent Portal online tool, and there'll be discussion about STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) that we're hearing so much about these days. Translation services will be available the night of the meeting. Have a question you'd like to ask during Q&A? Please send it now using a lin k you'll nd on our home page at www.collierschools.com or simply bring it to the meeting. We hope to see you over at Immokalee High School Tuesday evening at 6! Letters to the Editor BURIAL INSURANCE AND FINAL EXPENSE INSURANCEA tough topic to discuss Average funeral expenses $6,560 Average household debt is more than $10,000 Anyone who has lost a loved one, knows how dif“cult loss can be. The emotions can be overwhelming, but one quickly “nds how hard of a time it can be “nancially as well. The cost of a funeral can add up quickly, and the last thing someone needs to worry about in such a dif“cult time is if they will be able to cover the funeral expenses. That is why planning ahead to “nd a policy that “ts your needs is critical. Besides the peace of mind that a “nal expense insurance policy offers, it also offers never changing premiums, a policy that accumulates a cash value and permanent coverage making it a wise investment decision for your future. Our burial policy starts at $10,000. No underwriting, no medical exams, 4 easy health questions, guarantee death bene“t, 0-80 years. Bruce Hendry Insurance Inc 3 Immokalee Bulletin September 20, 2012 Dan Gardener, 74IMMOKALEE Dan Gardener, died on Sept. 11, 2012 in Naples. He was a native of Mulberry and is surv ived by his spouse, Fredonia Gardener; and his daughter, Sharon Howard of Immokalee; ve other children and their families throughout the Country. Visitation will be held on Sept. 21, 2012 at the House of Prayer, Immokalee, 401 S. 2nd St., from 6 til 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at noon on Sept. 22, 2012 at the same location. Graveside Services and Burial at the Wildwood Cemetery, Bartow, Fla., on Sept. 23, 2012 at 2 p.m. In Lieu of owers, the family would appreciate monetary donations be sent to the Charles A Lewis Funeral Home, 1700 2nd St NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881 Phone: 863 293 9830.Raymond Howard Snyder, 85LABELLE Raymond Howard Snyder, passed away Sept. 16, 2012 in Cape Coral. He was born Dec. 24, 1926 in Miami, Fla., to the late Oscar L. Snyder and the late Lucille Elizabeth (Royal) Snyder. Raymond served in the Merchant Marine during WWII. Howard was an avid hunter and outdoorsman who spent the last thirty-six years of his life with his wife Golda living on the edge of Sadie Cypress Swamp in a house they called the "Cabin." He was a carpenter by trade and built several houses in the Immokalee area including the home where he and Golda lived and raised their daughters. He was a resident of Immokalee for fty years and of LaBelle for the past three years. He was also preceded in death by four brothers. Survivors include his wife of forty-seven years, Golda Pauline (Skipper) Snyder; daughters, Karen (Waddy) Thompson, Laverne Massey and Gerri Lester; grandchildren, Brad Justice, Steven Justice, Robbie Massey, Ryan Massey, Emily Lester DeVaney, and Erin Lester; and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Sat., Sept. 22, 2012, at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Chaplain Bob Moore of ciating. Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle. Obituaries Master Plan voteThe Collier County Commission will have its nal vote on the proposed Immokalee Master Plan Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the commission chambers in Naples. This will be the last opportunity for the community to share its thoughts and ideas.

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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 20, 2012 And the winner is....By Joe LandonCollier County District Schools Candace Perez is an Immokalee High School senior, a very special senior I might add. For you see, Candace is a rising star and the recipient of a $5,000 Sun Life “Rising Star” scholarship. Why Candace? Why was she chosen from among her 291 fellow seniors? It was because of the obstacles she has overcome, and because she’s helped improve life in the Immokalee community while showing the world that she’s a survivor. She and her mom are migrant farmworkers, forced to migrate, leaving school in Immokalee before the school year is over in mid-April only to return in November, long after a new school year has begun. Candace says that “her entire life was about playing catch up.” She credits the after-school program and a favorite teacher at the Guadalupe Center for helping turn her life around – especially helping her with homework since mom couldn’t. According to Candace, “Even as a second grader, I knew I had been given a great gift; being part of this program.” And, Candace tells us that she knew she wanted to be a part of the program when she herself got older “so I could help students like me learn and believe in themselves.” And she did. Six years later, as a freshman at Immokalee High School, Candace became a tutor with the Guadalupe Center Tutor Corps Program. “I am now able to work in the same program I once attended.” Candace proudly announces that “I am in my third year being a tutor, and I cherish it each and every day. Not everyone was given the opportunity that I was, but I learned very early on that when opportunities are handed to me, I take full advantage of what has been given.” The generous Sun Life Rising Star scholarship comes from Sun Life Financial, Inc. in partnership with the Miami Dolphins and locally with the Guadalupe Center of Immokalee. The Dolphins cheerleaders were on hand yesterday to present the award to Candace. The Rising Star Awards program aims to improve the lives of under-served high school students by helping pay for their college education. So our Sun Life award winner, Candace Perez, who will be the rst in her family to graduate from high school, has some advice to impart. “What are my recommendations for overcoming nancial obstacles? I think the answer is clear – education! With a college degree, I can obtain a career where I will be self-suf cient. I also hope that, through my example, my younger brother will follow in my footsteps and together, we can help our family overcome the nancial hardships that have strained us for generations.” Outstanding advice from an outstanding student and a special person – Candace Perez. Students First Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ David DawsonBand fundraiser eventIHS Band members and band booster head, Connie Beliato (above in green) gathered at the Immokalee Winn-Dixie on Saturday, Sept. 15 along with WinnDixie store manager, Veronica Alverado in support of fundraising efforts of band members. By the end of the day, band members had raised $1,600 in total. After expenses were counted, the band secured $1,200 in funds to help pay for band uniform cleaning expenses. The local Lions Club was also there bringing awareness of there many programs such as assistance with eye exams and surgeries. They are currently funding a program to transport and pay for people who cannot afford to have eye surgery as well as pay for their glasses. They have a very reputable doctor in Fort Myers to help make this endeavor a reality. This along with their many other contributions to the community were funded through donations that day.

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The Soccer Pit Cobras U18 boys climbed to rst place in South Division of the USA Soccer league by sweeping both games this past weekend. They beat Englewood by the score of 4-0 and Heartland by a 3-0 score. The boys have only allowed two goals so far this year when they tied Plant City 2-2, their four wins have come via shutouts. They will play Brandon this Saturday, Sept. 22, in Immokalee at 11 a.m. at the Immokalee Sports Complex The girls thus far have posted a record of two wins, two loses, and one tie. After winning the rst two games they have struggled a little the last three games. We are con dent that they will pick up their level of play very soon and will resume their winning ways. This team has a mixture of experienced players and some newcomers. The more they play the more success they will have. They have a lot of enthusiasm and energy. Their next game is Saturday, Sept. 22, at 3 p.m. at The Immokalee Sports Complex. Soccer Pit Cobras take top divisional spot 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 SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITALIMMOKALEE ANIMAL CLINICCLEWISTON MOBILE UNIT CLINICComplete Health Program for your pet with our new Save Your Pets Life Program. Low monthly payments include hospitalization and emergencies!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. SAVE YOUR PETS LIFE PROGRAM 5 Immokalee Bulletin September 20, 2012 Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Manny TouronGet ready Brandon team, here come your nemesis’ the Soccer Pit Cobras. The U18 boys team is ready to rock with a rst place spot in the South Division with four wins already this season. They are setting out to be an unstoppable force. Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Manny TouronThe U18 girls are two and two this season with one tie. The team for this year has some seasoned players and some newcomers as well. With practice and teamwork they will build an unbeatable team! Immokalee Middle School and Immokalee High School are proud of two students who were declared winners in the national 2012 Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs' (AFOP) Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Children Essay and Art contest. Eduardo Hernandez 8th grade student at Immokalee Middle School Third place Essay (age category 10-13) Efren Varela 11th grade student at Immokalee High School Third place Art (age category 14-18) Participants in this year's contest themed Rhythm of the Harvest were asked to highlight how the patterns of eld work have affected children from farmworker families. Contest entries were judged by the Child Labor Coalition and winners were selected from across the country. Eduardo and Efren's entries will appear in the October issue of AFOP's Washington Newsline, alongside all of the rst, second, and third place winners in each category. The essays and artwork will also be compiled along with other selected entries into educational materials that will be presented to key members of Congress. To learn more, please contact either Immokalee Middle School at 239-377-4200 or Immokalee High School at 239-377-1800. Two Immokalee students win national contest Democratic Club of Immokalee to meetThe Democratic Club of Immokalee will meet on Tuesday, September 25 at 7 p.m. at Mi Ranchito, 710 W Main St #A, Immokalee, (239) 657-1766. The club will discuss What's on the Ballot and Why You Should Vote November 6th. The meetings are open to all.IHS 1992 Reunion plannedAttention Immokalee High School class of 1992: Our 20 year class reunion is set, schedule as follows: Friday, Nov. 9 Meet at 6 p.m. at the IHS homecoming game, after party at the casino, Saturday, Nov. 10, formal dinner at Lani Kai in ft.myers beach,at the Sabal Palm Room, (coctails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and dancing at 9 p.m.) and Sunday is open for anything. For more information please go to our page on facebook, "Immokalee class of 1992 reunion group." News in Brief

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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 CareIMMOKALEE 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. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time Railroad Locomotive MechanicRepair of locomotive mechanical, electrical, and associated equipment to FRA standards Have knowledge of and ability to repair rail cars and their associated equipment. Be prepared to help when called out for derailments and train breakdowns. Carry out inspections on Locomotives, railcars and equipment to FRA standards Email Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com DRIVERS: $2,000.00 Sign-On Bonus! Top Pay, Bene ts, Miles, Great Home Time & More! Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Employment Full Time SITE COORDINATOR Guadalupe Center is currently seeking After School Site Coordinator. The After School Site Coordinator helps plan curriculum, ensures compliance with DCF standards and is responsible for daily supervision of program staff and students. Minimum Requirements: AA/BA in Education, experience working with elementary age students, bilingual and Director’s Credentials a plus, DCF 45 hour training a MUST. 30 hours / week (12pm-6pm, M-F) during academic year; 40 hours/week starting in June. To apply, please email your resume to hr@guadalupecenter .org EOE/Drug Test Required. 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 Pets/SuppliesPUPPIES, PUPPIES FREE-FREE-FREE Beautiful puppies to good homes. (239)657-2037 or (239)872-6970 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. 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 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. ApartmentsNOW 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 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. 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 Houses RentDuplex 2/2 Furnished, Lehigh Acres, Orange Grove/55+, Excellent condition, 880/sq.ft. New refrigerator, range, washer, carpet, vinyl, furniture, near shopping $38,000. 608-335-1719. Immoklee2 br/ 2 bath house w/living room & kitchen. Water & electric included. $1,200/ mo. Call (239)503-0982 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Apartments Houses RentFarm 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. Shop here first! 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With recent rains and lots of standing water, mosquitoes are gathering to enjoy the bounty. The Dept. of Health is offering suggestions to help cut down on areas where mosquitoes can gather leaving the potential for mosquito borne illness to spread. Here is a plan to help keep standing water at a minimum: DRAIN standing water to stop mosquitoes from multiplying DRAIN: water from garbage cans, house gutters, pool covers, coolers, toys, ower pots or any other containers where sprinkler or rain water has collected. DISCARD: Old tires, drums, bottles, cans, pots and pans, broken appliances and other items that aren't being used. EMPTY and CLEAN: Birdbaths and pet's water bowls at least once or twice a week. PROTECT: Boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that don't accumulate water. MAINTAIN: The water balance (pool chemistry) of swimming pools. Empty plastic swimming pools when not in use. COVER your skin with clothing and use mosquito repellent. CLOTHING: If you must be outside when mosquitoes are active, cover up. Wear shoes, socks, long pants, and long sleeves. REPELLENT: Apply mosquito repellent to bare skin and clothing. Always use repellents according to the label. Repellents with DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, and IR3535 are effective. Use mosquito netting to protect children younger than 2 months. COVER doors and windows with screens to keep mosquitoes out. Keep mosquitoes out of your house. Repair broken screens on windows, doors, porches, and patios. Repellent Information Always read label directions carefully for the approved usage before applying a repellent to skin. Some repellents are not suitable for children. Products with concentrations of up to 30 percent DEET are generally recommended. Other EPA-approved repellents contain picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR3535. These products are generally available at local pharmacies. Look for active ingredients to be listed on the product label. Apply insect repellent to exposed skin or onto clothing, but not under clothing. In protecting children, read label instructions to be sure the repellent is age-appropriate. According to the CDC, mosquito repellents containing oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under the age of 3 years. DEET is not recommended on children younger than 2 months old. Infants should be kept indoors or mosquito netting should be used over carriers when mosquitoes are present. If additional protection is necessary, apply a permethrin repellent directly to your clothing. Again, always follow the manufacturer's directions. For more information, see the CDC's guidelines: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod / dvbid/westnile/qa/insect_repellent.htm or EPA guidelines: http://cfpub.epa.gov/oppref / insect/ Other Prevention Measures Limit outdoor activity at when mosquito's are most active. Avoid areas where there are a lot of mosquitoes. Contact your local mosquito control agency if there is a signi cant mosquito problem where you live or work. Fill in holes or dips in the ground that collect water. Level the ground around your home so water can run off. Stock your ornamental water garden with mosquito-eating sh (minnows, gambusia, gold sh, or guppies). Practice ‘Drain and Cover’ against pesky mosquitoes IMMOKALEE WATER & SEWER DISTRICT REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Sealed bids will be received by the Immokalee Water & Sewer District at 1020 Sanitation Rd., Immokalee, Florida 34142, until Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 2:00 PM, when they will be opened and publicly read. The bids are concerning: Cleaning Services at the of ces located at 1020 Sanitation Road, Immokalee, FL. Additional information may be obtained at the District website at www.iw-sd.com, or upon application to Eva Deyo, Executive Director, 1020 Sanitation Road, Immokalee, FL 34142 The District reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, to waive any informalities, and to re-advertise when deemed in the best interest of the District. The District may reject any proposal that is not submitted in the speci ed format. The District reserves the right to retain all proposals, or to use any ideas in a proposal, whether or not the proposal is selected. There is no implied obligation to reimburse responding entities for any expenses in the development of their proposal. Proposals may not be withdrawn for a period of 180 days after the Bid Opening. Bids may not be submitted by e-mail, telecopy, facsimile, or other electronic method. Immokalee Water & Sewer District Eva J. Deyo Executive Director 426352 IB 9/20/2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses SaleOWNER 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 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. Public Notice Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Public Notice How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds.RCMA School Board Meeting Notice For Immokalee Community School The RCMA School Board Meeting will take place on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. The meeting will be held at the University of Florida Gulf Coast Research & Education Center, 14625 CR 672, Wimauma, Florida. The School Board Meeting begins at 12:30 PM and is open to the public. Questions or concerns, please call Jim McDevitt at (239) 867-3220. 426697 IB 9/20/2012 Business & Service Directory AUCTION Mobile Homes for Rent in LaBelle (239) 657-5741 ROOFING Metal Roofs Re-Roofs Roof Repairs Seamless Gutters Soffit & Fascia Free Estimates Lic# CCC037019 981 Cowboy Circle Office (863)675-7045 Fax (863)612-1158 7 Immokalee Bulletin September 20, 2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses Sale Public Notice The Collier County Health Department (CCHD) and Domestic Animal Services (DAS) are partnering to promote rabies awareness, education, and prevention by celebrating World Rabies Day on Sept. 28. In 2011 the Collier County Health Department investigated 59 cases of animal bites where post-exposure (after the bite) rabies treatment was recommended to prevent rabies transmission. Collier County health of cials remind residents that rabies prevention begins at home. Although the majority of rabies cases occur in wildlife, most humans are exposed to the virus as a result of an encounter with an infected domestic animal. Keeping pets, including cats and dogs, upto-date on vaccinations, is a primary means of helping to prevent rabies in humans and domestic animals. DAS will be offering a low cost vaccination clinic on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Collier County Domestic Animal Services located at 7610 Davis Blvd., Naples, FL. For more information, call 252-PETS (7387). If your pet, farm animal, or any wild animal bites you or someone, you should wash the wound thoroughly with soap and water for at least 5 minutes, contact your physician immediately, and report the bite to the local health department and/or local animal control services. If your pet or farm animal is bitten by another animal, you should contact local animal control services, and your veterinarian immediately and have him/her examine your pet and assess your pet's vaccination needs. Rabies is caused by a virus that people and other mammals can get through certain exposures to the saliva or nervous tissue from a rabid animal and is nearly always fatal without proper post-exposure treatment. When an animal is infected with rabies, the virus is shed in the saliva and can be passed to another animal or a person, usually through a bite. Transmission may also occur if this saliva or the animal's nervous tissue enters open wounds, the mouth, nose or eyes of another animal or person. It is estimated that every year 30,000-40,000 U.S. residents are potentially exposed to rabies, requiring human rabies post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP). Twenty-seven counties in FL have reported 70 animal rabies cases during the period January 1, 2012-August 31, 2012. Unvaccinated outdoor cats are the domestic animal particularly at risk for developing rabies in FL. Because of good animal vaccination programs and human post-exposure treatment, rabies is an uncommon human disease in the U.S. Typically 1-3 cases of human rabies are reported per year in the U.S. During 2011 four human rabies cases from the U.S. were reported to the CDC. CCHD promotes, protects and improves the health of all people in CollierCounty. Please protect your family and join the Collier County Health Department and Domestic Animal Services in raising awareness about this serious disease, and the methods for preventing it. For more information about rabies and World Rabies Day, please visit http://www.my oridaeh.com/medicine/rabies/rabies-index.html or www.worldrabiesday.org. World Rabies Day was founded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Alliance for Rabies Control, a UK charity. The World Rabies Day initiative aims to bring together relevant partners in an effort to address rabies prevention and control. Rabies prevention begins at home

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