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Thursday, October 11, 2012 V ol. 45 No. 39 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads BUY A NEW 2012 F150Get 0% APR Financing for 60 Months.* With approved credit through Ford Credit. Not all customers will qualify for 0% APR. See Dealer for details. Images are for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 10/31/12. Inside... Letters to the Editor ...Page 3 CIW News ...Page 5 Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Tracy HoustonJaime Vega is a 10th grade student at Immokalee High School. He was nominated by Jill Orstad, Recreation Supervisor, Naples Preserve for his Outstanding volunteerism in the community. Jaime took a bus everyday from immokalee to the Naples Preserve to volunteer his time there as a camper and recreation volunteer. According to camp counselor Becky Speer, “Jaime never complained about his long bus rides, was always on time and responsible. He would help us whenever we needed it. He was a great role model for the other kids.” D o i n g t h e R i g h t T h i n g . Doing the Right Thing... By Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin Jaime Vega is 15 years old, a sophomore at Imokalee High School and has his priorities rmly in place. As with many youngsters his age, one of those priorities is college. He's got his sites set on architecture or engineering. Part of college preparation these days includes volunteer service. For his volunteerism, Jaime chose the Naples Preserve beMagic helps student to ‘Do the Right Thing’ Wellness Day eventCome out to Immokalee Wellness Day for free screenings for Diabetics (Blood & Eye); Free blood pressure checks; Free dental and mental health screenings for children on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Join us to learn about other Immokalee resources including: Job Training Programs After School Youth Programs, Affordable Housing Credit & Budget Counseling, Family Food & Fitness and many others at the Collier County Health Department, 419 N. 1st Street, Immokalee. Call 239-252-7300 for more information. See VEGA — Page 2 Boys take close win over Chicago Fire Juniors teamBy Manny TouronSpecial to the Immokalee Bulletin The U18 girls played in the Lee County Cup this past weekend and although they didn't make it to the Championship game they had an outstanding tournament. The girls split the two games on Saturday beating North Ft Myers 5-0 and losing a close game to Ft Myers Beach 4-3. Sunday they beat the second team from North Ft Myers 4-1 putting them in second place in their bracket. It has been a very successful fall season for our Lady Cobras as they now concentrate their training for the high school season. Many of them have already been conditioning for the past two weeks. We want to thank Eric Leon and Ernesto Gomez for coaching these girls since the beginning of August. They have given up much personal time during the last two and a half months and our club appreciates it. The U12 boys played in the Chicago Fire Juniors Shootout in Naples. The boys started the weekend by beating Lehigh 1-0 in the rst game, but lost to a very good Charlotte team 2-0 in the second game on Saturday. The boys came back on Sunday to play the Chicago Fire Juniors which was probably the most exciting games of the tournament. The CoSoccer Pit Cobras have successful tournaments Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Manny TouronJoel Avellaneda, Yahir Barrera, Juan Castaneda, Jose De La Cruz, Jose Leon, Alexis Nito, Giovanny Pacheco, Angel Perez, Cesar ramirez, Fernando Reyes, Gerardo Santana, Lester Josue Velazquez, Jose Yanez, with Coaches Aniceto Hernandez and Hector Barrera. The teams are ready to take on the next challengers. See SOCCER — Page 2


2 Immokalee Bulletin October 11, 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. bras scored rst but the Fire Juniors scored three unanswered goals before the rst half ended. The boys regrouped during the break and came back to score three unanswered goals of their own to win the game 4-3. This is a team to watch now and in the future. They are a group of very talented players. The coaching staff of Aniceto Hernandez and Hector Barrera has done an outstanding job with the boys. They continue league play this weekend. Come out and support Immokalee's home soccer teams. SOCCERContinued From Page 1 Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Manny TouronThe Soccer Pit Cobras girls U18 team did well at the weekend tournaments with games ending in one win, one loss. Team members, Keila Balderas, Yeisa Barrera, Lesly Chavez, Liliana Cruz-Trejo, Cierra Garcia, Brenda Garcia, Stefani Garza, Maria Leon, Adriana Mateo, Amy Montez, Isabela Perez, Adriana Ramirez, Veronica Ramirez, Yanex Ramirez, Maria Rodriguez, Selena Vazquez, along with their coaches Eric Leon and Ernesto Gomez are gaining more momentum on the pitch with each game played. cause his mom, Maria Del Carmen, saw a piece on the preserve and thought it would be a good place. So Jaime, his mom and his little brother took a trip to the preserve, and it was decided that this young man from Immokalee would make the hour and a half trek to Naples by bus, including a switch to a second bus, on his own, every day, ve days a week all summer long. He was always there (perfect attendance is very important to Jaime in whatever he does), always on time and ready for the day. Just last week the Naples Police Department presented Jaime and three other Collier County youngsters with the Do the Right Thing Award. According to his nomination papers, "Jaime Vega is an extremely dedicated responsible and respectful high school student. He has assisted with camps (as an environmental and eager learner) and is a great role model for other campers. Jaime . never says no' or I can't do that' . He is eager, enthusiastic and caring in all that he does. His art work was chosen for the Keep Collier Beautiful 2012 Calendar. Jaime is a role model for young people in all aspects and encourages learning every day." Although the NPD recognizes Naples residents, Jaime was chosen because of his dedication to volunteering at the Naples Preserve. In fact, this past summer was his second volunteering at the Naples Preserve. The summer of 2010, he learned a lot about botany and even helped one of the employees write a paper on an unusual plant species at the park, which was published. This past summer he helped Becky Speer with children's camps ve days a week. As the only leader for eight campers, ve days a week, a different camp each week. Jaime helped 6-9 year olds with projects like butter y houses, making books from recycled paper, and turning crayons into candles. Jaime said he found all these projects interesting, saying "they were all new to me too." Jaime's already thinking ahead to next summer. He'll be 16, able to work, and plans to put on his own camp at the Naples Preserve. This camp will be a bit more unusual. He'll be sharing one of his longtime passions with young campers his love of magic. Enamored of magic since the age of ve, Jaime doesn't know the origin of his interest in magic but said he enjoys stumping people the simplest things can mystify them and they're amazed when the secret is revealed. He said he learned every magic trick he possibly could from books he got at the library. Jaime said he is best at card tricks. Although he knows quite a few stage tricks, he confesses he doesn't yet have the con dence to do them. He commented that volunteering at the Naples Preserve has helped his people skills, learned how to talk to strangers and interact with different kinds of people. He did some of his magic for the campers and one of the campers suggested the magic camp for next year. Jaime has made at serious study of magic, His favorite sleight of hand master, Dai Vernon, inspired him because, Jaime said, he came from nowhere to a very high level of competence. Dai Vernon, also known as The Professor, famously even fooled the great Houdini with a card trick. Jaime wants to especially thank the people at Fleishman Park, which is connected to Naples Preserve, including Becky Speer, who nominated him for the Do the Right Thing award. As with so many "right things," Jaime's experience with the Nature Preserve and the camps will remain with him and with those kids he worked with. They have become a part of each other's lives; one that, hopefully, will spur all of them on to continue to "Do the Right Thing." VEGAContinued From Page 1 Trunk or Treat event plannedPlease join the Immokalee Winn Dixie store tohave a save and joyous time at the Winn Dixie parkinglot for trick or treating! Safe candy on October 31 6-9 p.m. Please donate what you can to the Chamber ofCommerce to disperse the candy. A sign with your logo will be shown as a courtesy.Immokalee High School Class of 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."IHS BETA Club to host fundraiserImmokalee High Beta Club is selling poinsettias for the American Cancer SocietyRelay for life. They are 15 inches tall and available in all colors-orders must be placed by Oct. 25, call 239-377-1821 for questions or to place an order.Business Law seminar offeredNeed to know the dos and don'ts o f starting a business? A business law seminar will be offered on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. until noon at 1320 N. 15th Street, Immokalee. Pre-registration is necessary to attend this workshop presented by Sam J. Saad III, Attorney at law (www.saadlegal. com) and sponsored by Immokalee Business Development Center. Please call 239867-4121 ext. 207. MarieCapita@immokalee.bizStore. Community News and Events


287g makes us less safeThis month, more than 40 civic and religious leaders in Collier County -among them clergy, medical professionals, business owners and non-pro t directors like myself -submitted a letter to Sheriff Kevin Rambosk to decry the harmful impacts we've personally observed from the Sheriff's Of ce's collaboration with federal immigration enforcement: the controversial 287g program. As Collier leaders with our ears and eyes and hearts in the community, collectively representing many thousands of county residents, we sought to convey that the 287g program, which is up for renewal this month, is making our community less safe. Surprisingly, instead of seeking to meet w ith some of us to gure out then how the Sheriff's Of ce could sustain and improve the trust of the community, within hours w e read his of ce's statement to the press, w hich stated in part: "Collier County remains committed to the 287g program." No request to meet. No sign of worry that, as we wrote in our letter, "we have witnessed rsthand the widespread distrust and fear bred among families in our community due to the 287g program, and we know that y our of ce's continued participation in it will lamentably exacerbate this trend." Recently, an article in the Naples Daily News stated that Collier ranks 13th in the nation behind major cities like Los Angeles, Houston and Las Vegas in the number of deportations. The Sheriff mentions "crimes" that are committed in the area by undocumented immigrants. But what are these "crimes" exactly? The "crimes" mentioned by the Sheriff's of ce could be tallied to let the public know how many deportations over the course of the implementation of the program were misdemeanors like motor vehicle infractions versus felonies, such as drug traf cking. That this tallying is not provided to the public upfront has to raise eyebrows. What is being hidden? The Major Cities Chiefs Association, a professional association of chiefs and sheriffs from the largest cities in the United States and Canada, published a position paper on immigration stating that local collaboration between law enforcement and federal immigration programs "undermines the trust and cooperation with immigrant communities." Instead of focusing on community terrorism, Sheriff Rambosk should focus more on community policing. Professor Alexander V ernon, acting director of the Immigrant Rights and Asylum Clinic at Ave Maria Law School, said in an interview that the sheriff is "responsible for community policing so he's got to take responsibility for the effects this kind of program is gonna have on the ground." Without the trust of the community, there's no way to really keep our streets safe. On a daily basis, I speak to countless families who are afraid for their children. The Daily News article noted, "5,100 children [were] in foster care because of detentions or deportations, according to a 2011 report by the Applied Research Center, including 17 in Collier County." How we can fathom separating a mother from her child? How is this keeping our community safe? Fear is pervasive in the Latino neighborhoods of Naples and Immokalee, and it is not limited to undocumented individuals. Legal permanent residents and U.S. citizens say they fear for their unlawfully present family members. These are real and present consequences that the Sheriff is dealing with currently. If he renews 287g, he will renew these consequences. 287g will not keep us safe if it limits local law enforcement from doing their job and gaining trust in the community. 287g is under scrutiny from the federal government. The Sheriff states over and over again that this program is carefully administered in accordance with the law. But how is this program, which was recently terminated from Alamance County, N.C. for not abiding by the law, supposed to keep us safe? Two of the top three policing activities cited by the Department of Justice as a reason for suspending the Alamance County Sheriff's Of ce's 287g status were "ACSO deputies target Latino drivers for traf c stops" and "ACSO deputies routinely locate checkpoints just outside Latino neighborhoods, forcing residents to endure police checks when entering or leaving their communities." 287g is not a success and has failed dramatically in the past. In deciding whether to renew 287g with Collier County, ICE and the Sheriff's Department should consider the ndings of a top story in the Naples Daily News this spring, which found that "of the 18 checkpoints run since the start of 2010, when the Sheriff's Of ce began publicizing the checkpoints, nine have been in Immokalee, four in Golden Gate and two in Golden Gate Estates areas with some of Collier County's largest concentrations of Hispanics."As in Alamance, Collier County has been targeting checkpoints in predominantly non-white communities. This in a county, according to the US Census, that is 90.2% white. Sheriff Rambosk should not renew the 287g agreement. Otherwise, he will continue to erode the trust he has in these communities and his department won't be effective. This will not keep us safe. Barbara Mainster Redlands Christian Migrant Association Executive Director Barbara Mainster is Executive Director of Redlands Christian Migrant Association, an Immokalee-based non-pro t corporation that operates child care centers and charter schools for at-risk children in rural Florida.Opposition of Slum LandlordsAs a Democrat candidate for county commissioner, I oppose the conditions of substandard trailer park housing in Immokalee. These trailer parks are owned and operated by Republican slum landlords, who nancially exploit migrant farm workers and other minority residents. Many of the trailer parks have unsafe health and living conditions in violation of county code enforcement rules. Unfortunately, my Republican opponent Tim Nance, has received nancial campaign contributions and support from the slum landlords of Immokalee. In return he has promised to not support the Immokalee Area Master Plan amendment, as a quid pro quo, to the trailer park owners. Three years ago a trailer park arson re killed three adults and two hispanic children in Immokalee. Their deaths were partially caused by chicken wire on the windows preventing escape from the re. I challenge my Republican opponent, and vow to oppose his support of the slum landlord trailer park owners of Immokalee. John “Robinhood” Lundin 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. 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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 3 Immokalee Bulletin October 11, 2012 Church hosts Clothing ExchangeThe Immokalee Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1335 N. 15th Street, are doing a Service project by having a Free Clothing Exchange from 9 a.m.-noon. Items from baby size clothing to adult clothing will be available for FREE. All left over clothing will be donated to charity. For more information, call 239-503-5775.


Debate PartnersTHE RACE FOR U.S. SENATEFlorida voters face an important decision in the race for U.S. Senate. Read continuing coverage in this newspaper and tune-in to the statewide debate to learn more about the candidates and where they stand on the issues that matter the most to you. For more information visit www.beforeyouvote.org Watch the LIVE debate on these stations on Oct. 17 : Ft. Myers WBBH 2 (NBC) / Gainesville Jacksonville WTLV 12 (NBC) Miami Orlando Panama City Pensacola Sarasota Tallahassee Tampa West Palm Beach WPTV 5 (NBC) Wed., Oct.17, 2012 7:00 8:00 pm ET Broadcast live from Nova Southeastern University U.S. Senate Debate Host Sponsors Connie Mack ( R )Bill Nelson ( D ) 4 Immokalee Bulletin October 11, 2012 STEM Preparing kids for the futureBy Joe LandonCollier County District Schools So there’s a plan in place in our school district that’s designed to help get our students ready for college or careers. The Collier County Public Schools’ College and Career Pathways Plan, developed by the Future Force Development Committee, will do just that – and do it well. And from what we’re learning, at least 20 percent of the careers we are preparing our students for will be STEM careers in the next ten years. What is STEM? It’s an acronym for sure, one that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. It is a process of discovery which uses these four disciplines. In science, for example, we discover things. Then we use technology as a tool to help us discover these things. With engineering, it’s about an application of what we’ve just discovered, but then applying it. Math then is a tool we use once we know the application. STEM activities that our students are involved with today will give them the 21st century skills they’ll need to be successful in the world they’ll live and work in tomorrow. That world promises to be much different than the one we live in today. These are what we call “soft skills” – critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, adaptations, and self-direction, and we know the ability to communicate effectively will be among them. Everyone in the workforce of tomorrow will need to seriously multi-task, even more so than today, since one person may have to do the work we’d expect to be done by four to six people today. Now of the 42 career and technical education programs we are offering our high school students today, 14 are classi ed by the state as STEM programs. Increasing STEM-related high school career academies or careerthemed programs is something we hope to make happen as we continue to unfold the College and Career Pathways Plan. The school district’s focus on STEM goes beyond what we’ve told you thus far. We held a successful STEM Conference this spring, and a second one is planned for Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. If you feel you have something that’s STEM-related to offer attendees of our conference, we’d sure like to hear from you. We enjoyed having as many as 30 breakout sessions, conducted by students, parents, community members, and school staff, at our rst-ever STEM Conference, and we are inviting you to present this time around. All you have to do is submit a proposal and it’s easy to do. There’s a STEM Conference icon and link under “What’s New?” on the home page of our website (www.collierschools. com). The proposal deadline is two weeks away – Friday, Oct. 26. All proposals will be reviewed and potential presenters will be noti ed on Nov. 9. If you’re interested in attending but not presenting, you should begin look for conference registration info from us a month or so down the road. As they say, stay tuned! Students First Application fee waivedEdison State College is hosting a collegewide Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15. During the Open House only, the application fee is being waived. The event is free and open to all current and prospective students at each of the college’s campuses and center. The event will be held at the following Edison State College locations: Fort Myers Campus: Taeni Hall, Building S Naples Campus: Building M Punta Gorda Campus: Building J LaBelle Center: Building A During the Open House, students can learn more about nancial aid, academic advising, career services, admissions processes and student life. There will be giveaways, games and music. Pre-registration is encouraged and can be done online at www.edison.edu/openhouse. Edison State to host Open House The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is offering free English classes for Spanish and Creole speaking people eager to learn. Classes are on Thursday’s from 7-8:30 p.m. The location is at 1335 N. 15th Street, Immokalee. Next to the Royals Furniture in the Collins Plaza. For more information, call 239-826-4190. Clase De Ingles Gratis! La Iglesia De Jesucristo De los Santos de los Ultimos Dias ofrese clases de Ingles. Es gratis para todos que hablan Espanol o Creole. El lugar de los clases esta en 1335 N. 15th Street en Immokalee. Junta de la tienda de Royals en la Collins Plaza. CuandoTodo los Jueves a 7-8:30 p.m. Para mas informacion Llamen a 239-826-4190. Klas Angle Gratis! Legliz Jezikri Pou Sen Denye Jou Yo Klas Angle Gratis a 1335 N.15th street, Immokalee. Jedi 7-8 p.m. Pou Plis Enfomasyon Rele 239-826-1752 Free English class offered for Spanish and Creole speakers Edison State College and Lee County Math Council present “Family Math Night” from 5:45-7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5. The event is free and open to the public and will be held on the Fort Myers Campus of Edison State College in Building U, Room 107. Students in grades 3-10 are encouraged to attend. “Learning mathematics successfully requires a joint effort between home and school. Research shows students that work cooperatively with their parents have higher academic achievement,” explained Mary Robertson, professor of mathematics education at Edison State College, and the event organizer. “We also want to show them that math is fun!” Robertson is an expert in the eld. She has been a mathematics teacher for the past 28 years, having taught at the middle school, high school and college level. Attending families will play games created by Edison State College School of Education students. Pre-registration at familymathnight@edison.edu is encouraged. ESC presents Family Math Night


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 October 11, 2012 Mexican grill restaurant chain joins Fair Food Program supportersDENVER – Chipotle Mexican Grill and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), a farmworker-based human rights organization, have reached an agreement that brings Chipotle’s commitment to sustainable food to the CIW’s Fair Food Program. The agreement, which will improve wages and working conditions for farmworkers in Florida who pick tomatoes for Chipotle, comes in advance of the winter tomato-growing season, when most of the nation’s tomatoes come from growers in Florida. The Fair Food Program provides a bonus for tomato pickers to improve wages and binds growers to protocols and a code of conduct that explicitly include a voice for workers in health and safety issues, workerto-worker education on the new protections under the code, and a complaint resolution procedure which workers can use without fear of retaliation. The Program also provides for independent third party audits to ensure compliance. “With this agreement, we are laying down a foundation upon which we all – workers, growers, and Chipotle – can build a stronger Florida tomato industry for the future,” said Gerardo Reyes of the CIW. “But more than this, today’s news marks a turning point in the sustainable food movement as a whole, whereby, thanks to Chipotle’s leadership, farmworkers are nally recognized as true partners -every bit as vital as farmers, chefs, and restaurants -in bringing ‘good food’ to our tables.” “Chipotle has an unmatched track record driving positive change in the nation’s food supply and is continuously working to nd better, more sustainable sources for all o f the ingredients we use — sources that produce food in ways that demonstrate respect for the land, farm animals, and the people involved,” said Chris Arnold, communications director at Chipotle. “We believe that this agreement underscores our long-standing commitment to the people who produce the food we serve in our restaurants.” Chipotle becomes the 11th company to join the CIW’s Fair Food Program, which is designed to create a sustainable tomato industry through respect for the rights and concerns of all involved. The Fair Food Premium paid by participating buyers like Chipotle is used to help participating growers improve wages and working conditions for Florida farmworkers. Chipotle signs agreement with Coalition of Immokalee Workers Special to the Immokalee BulletinFrom left to right, the CIW’s Oscar Otzoy, Chipotle’s Chris Arnold, and the CIW’s Gerardo Reyes, joined in the background by student and faith allies, at today’s signing ceremony at Chipotle’s Denver headquarters. Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) is excited to announce the Second STEM Conference to be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Saturday, Jan 12, at Golden Gate High School (2925 Titan Way). STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.Staff, Students, Parents, and Community Members are invited to present at this innovative conference. Interested? Submit a proposal to present at the upcoming STEM Conference by going to https://apps.collierschools.com/events/Pages/Guest/6/Default.aspx before the new extended deadline of Oct. 26. Proposal submissions will be evaluated and all potential presenters will be noti ed on November 9, 2012. Registration for attendance at this 2nd Annual STEM Conference will be open on Nov. 16. For additional information about the conference, please contact Jennifer Kincaid at kincaije@collierschools.com, Traci Kohler at: kohlet@collierschools.com or contact the Communications and Community Engagement Of ce at 239-377-0180. Deadline for STEM conference proposals extended


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The Immokalee Lions Club in collaboration with the Association of Farm Workers in Florida would like to invite you to a Columbus Day Celebration. The event will be held at the RCMA Building on Main St. on Sunday, Oct. 14 The festivities will begin at 2 till 6 p.m. We will be holding a drawing, 1st prize w ill be a 42” TV, 2nd prize will be a GPS Navigational System and third prize will be a Digital Camera for $5 a ticket. Tickets will be on sale until and on the day of the drawing. If you would like to purchase tickets just give us a call at the number provided. We w ill also be having a DJ to play your favorite songs, face painting for the kids and small raf es. We will also be having guest speakers, Folkloric Dancers and we will be selling Carne Guisada dinner plate which includes the Carne Guisada, rice, beans, salad, (03) tortillas and a beverage for $7 a plate. We w ill also be having a concessions stand for those of you who just want to snack. Come on out and join us for a few hours of fun. All proceeds will help pay for people in need of getting eye surgeries, and for the upcoming eye screenings that will be held in Immokalee. Come out and help support. William Trevino Jr. 239-324-3075, William Trevino III 239-324-3072, Adan Labra 239-229-9196 En Espanol El Club De Leones De Immokalee El Club De Leones De Immokalee en colaboracion con La Assosacion De Campesinos De Florida los invita ah la Celebracion De La Hispanidad. El evento sera en el RCMA edi cio en la calle Main Street en el dia Domingo, Oct. 14. William Trevino Jr. 239-324-3075, William Trevino III 239-3243072, Adan Labra 239-324-9196 Immokalee Lions Club to host Columbus Day celebration For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice LEGAL NOTICE Wednesday, November 14, 2012 has been set as the date for the Collier County State Legislative Delegation’s public hearing for local bills. All proposals for the local bills are expected to be presented at the hearing and must be drafted in bill form. Ten (10) copies (NO staples) of the local bill should be submitted to the of ce of Representative Matt Hudson no later than noon on Monday, October 29, 2012. If you have any questions or would like to be placed on the agenda for the delegation hearings, please contact Representative Hudson at (239) 417-6270 or email matt.hudson@my oridahouse.gov. 428115 IB 10/11/2012 7 Immokalee Bulletin October 11, 2012 Business & Service Directory AUCTION Mobile Homes for Rent (239) 633-1864 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 Lic#CCC1325950 Of“ce: (863) 675-704 5 1050 Commerce Dr. Suite B. Fax (863) 612-1158 No wonder newspaper readers earn more!saves you money by providing information about the best buys. READING A NEWSPAPER... TALLAHASSEE, FL – Commissioner of A griculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Florida Forest Service are highlighting the dangers of wild res and encouraging Floridians to make wild re preparedness a priority during National Fire Prevention W eek, Oct. 7 through 13. “Florida’s wild re danger has temporarily decreased due to the summer rainy season, however we must remain vigilant” said Commissioner Putnam. “National Fire Prevention Week serves as a reminder for families to take the necessary steps to protect their homes and property against the devastating effects of wild re.” In keeping with Fire Prevention Week’s national theme of “Two Ways Out,” the department’s Florida Forest Service urges citizens to develop a family wild re escape plan. Having a set escape plan is vital as poor visibility, smoke, and ames can cause panic and confusion during a re. The escape plan should include two routes from the neighborhood in the event the main exit is blocked. Plans should also include a list of items to take if an evacuation becomes necessary. “Wild re prevention and home preparedness is everyone’s responsibility,” said Jim Karels, director of the Florida Forest Service. “Most homes are not destroyed from direct contact with a wild re, but instead from re traveling across fences, trees limbs, debris, and other ‘ladder’ fuels connected to the home.” The department’s Florida Forest Service advises that one of the best ways to reduce a home’s wild re risk is to create 30 feet of defensible space around the home. In the rst three feet from the home, the space needs to be free of tall, re-prone plants and materials. Instead, opt for low growing, re-resistant plants and use rocks or chunky bark for mulch. Position plants so that none are placed directly under windows or vents. Floridians can further protect their property by following these tips: 1.Keep mulch and pine needles away from the home, fence, and deck. 2.Keep roofs and gutters free of pine needles. 3.Keep ammable chemicals and materials away from the home. 4.Store re wood at least 30 feet from the home. 5.Remove dead vegetation and debris from under decks and within 10 feet of the home. 6.Make wild re preparedness a famil y project. Since January 2,763 wild res have burned 113,939 acres throughout Florida. The Florida Forest Service manages one million acres of public forest land while protecting more than 26 million acres of homes, forestland, and natural resources from the devastating effects of wild re. For statewide wild re updates and additional wild re information, visit www. oridaforestservice. com For more information about the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, visit www.FreshFromFlorida.com. A g commissioner recognizes National Fire Prevention Week Library and Avow Hospice team to provide services, activities to those who have lost loved onesThe Immokalee branch of the Collier County Public Library and Avow Hospice will offering a program in Immokalee on Nov. 1, to honor the memories of those who have passed and to celebrate the sanctity of life. The program is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Immokalee Library, 417 N. 1st Street and there is no fee to attend. “El Dia de los Muertos” – The history and meaning behind the traditional Mexican festival honoring departed loved ones will be told through read-aloud stories and other educational activities with children and adults. Advance registration is requested. Call 239-657-2882 or 239-657-6807 or visit the Immokalee Library to reserve a spot in person. Special memorial services program planned


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