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Thursday, October 25, 2012 V ol. 45 No. 41 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Happy Halloween! Inside... Letters to the Editor ...Page 3 Trunk or Treat! ...Page 2 Schedule a test drive today in the redesigned 2013 Fusion or the new 47 MPG 2013 C-MAX Hybrid**EPA-estimated 47 city/47 hwy/47 combined mpg. Actual mileage may vary. Images are for illustration purposes only. Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Immokalee Lions ClubCelebracion De La HispanidadDid you miss it? Hope you didn’t miss this great event hosted the Immokalee Lions Club held last Sunday, Oct. 14. The event featured members of the Immokalee Lions Club and the Association of Farmworkers of Florida, local businesses and others including Danza group Azteca Christo Rey with plenty of music to dance to. Check out their special thank you on Page 3 Tiny kids, big heartsBy Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). If you think pronouncing it is a lot to handle, try living with it. Babies born with this genetic condition have skin that is so delicate and fragile that any type of friction can cause severe blistering, outside and inside the body. It is extremely painful and there is no cure. The only treatment is daily wound care and bandaging. It also carries a severe stigma. Children with the condition suffer stares and shunning by other kids and even adults who do not understand it. Two area children, Corbyn and Special awareness brought to genetic skin condition Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantYoung Corbyn and Novie Kohutek are just kids but they live with something that others do not a genetic skin condition that causes them to live a bit differently. Immokalee Winn-Dixie, 1602 Lake Trafford Road, teams up with Radiology Regional Center’s ‘Mobile Mammo’ to bring digital mammography screening opportunity to local residents on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 4 until 7 p.m. In support of breast cancer awareness month, Winn-Dixie has teamed up with the Radiology Regional Center’s “Mobile Mammo” to bring digital mammography screenings to Immokalee shoppers. The “Mobile Mammo,” a stateof-the-art, fulleld screening digital mobile mammography service coach will be onsite Winn-Dixie hosts ‘Mobile Mammo’See SKIN — Page 2 See MAMMO — Page 2


2 Immokalee Bulletin October 25, 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. Novie Kohutek, and their family live with the daily stress of EB. At just 12 and 11, respectively, Corbyn and Novie have a message for the bigger world: We may look a little different but we’re just like you. The kids live in LaBelle, but their mom, Myra Johnson, grew up in Immokalee, Her dad, Pedro Gonzales, and grandmother, Aurelia, still live here. When the two were small, their arms and legs had to be bandaged nightly. Their outside activities have to be curtailed. Both children are small for their age and delicate looking, but their smiles are just as engaging as anyone’s. Corbyn and Novie have been in public school but this year have begun virtual school ve hours a dayand they’re very happy with it. Of course, Corbyn likes being able to get up when he wants to don’t we all but he gets very serious when he says that kids stare and that makes him uncomfortable, but it’s even worse when adults stare. And continue to stare. “I’d like to tell them I was born with a rare skin disorder. I’m just like you,” he said. Both can still go to LMS school dances, games and participate in clubs. Corbyn would like to be in FBLA. He doesn’t like to read but he loves math and video games. Novie is the exact opposite. She’s an avid reader and is currently working her way through the Harry Potter series. Corbyn’s the shy one; Novie is more outgoing Both kids love drama and have been on stage with the Firehouse Players in LaBelle numerous times, including the theater’s summer production of Big Bad Musical. Corbyn was in the LMS production of Dog Brain last year. Tiny Novie has an amazing singing voice and won the LeHigh Spring Festival competition last year $200 and a trophy. Next year she won’t compete but will be part of the entertainment. Both enjoy karaoke at American Legion Post 130 where mom is the new Commander and dad is the Sons of the Legion Sgt. at Arms. Corbyn is the youngest member of the SAL and Novie is in the Junior Auxiliary. At the post they talk to older people and also help with the Friday night sh fry. Novie explained that they’re “fragile like butter y wings” and it hurts when someone grabs them. And that’s not all that hurts. She wants people to know that, “We’re disabled, not stupid.” Sometimes people’s reaction to them leaves the kids with that impression. Like all kids, they have dreams. Novie wants to be a singer or a chef and Corbyn has his heart set on becoming a video game tester. Novie said the coolest part of her is her heart; Corbyn said it’s his stomach. He said that, when people stare, he sometimes touches them and says “No w you’ve got it! They freak out!” It’s not true, and maybe not nice, but then, staring isn’t nice either. Novie says that Angela Drapal, who works at the Legion Post is the nicest to them. She’s their “second mom” and “she doesn’t loo k at me like other people do.” Corbyn said their older brother Bryce is nicest to him because he makes him food. (Well, he did say his coolest part was his stomach.) They also have an older sister, Allyssa, who just left for college. Corbyn and Novie’s dad, Richard, says philosophically, “We have good and bad days” but it’s not as dif cult as it was when they were younger. He said families like theirs have a great asset in the Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullos a Research Association of America (DEBRA), a national nonpro t organization that funds research for treatment and eventually a cure. It also provides direct services and support for EB patients and their families. Through DEBRA they met other parents with these special children. Myra said it’s “the best place to learn about the condition and how to deal with it.” You can nd information at www.Debra.org or 212-868-1573. During EB Awareness Week October 2531, Corbyn and Novie have a message. Don’t treat them different because they’re not not in any important way. SKINContinued From Page 1 Collier County high school juniors and seniors and parents are invited to attend an Education Foundation—Champions For Learning™ Real World University event, College Funding & Staying On Track, on Saturday, Oct. 27 (1:15 – 4 pm) at the Waldorf Astoria Naples. This important informational event is open to Collier County juniors and seniors and one (1) parent. This is a free event, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. Visit www. ChampionsForLearning to register or call 239-643-4755. Registration is at 12:45-1:15 and the program is at 1:15-4 pm. This two-part session will focus on the nancial aid process, including FAFSA, Bright Futures Scholarships, and Grants. In addition, both state and local resources will be shared to help seniors ensure that they are on the right track for post-graduation success. Featured speakers include Pedro Hernandez and Lori Auxier of the Florida Department of Education Of ce of Student Financial Assistance, along with Chris Smith, Secondary School Counseling for the Collier County Public Schools, and other local speakers. To learn more, call Champions For Learning at 239.643.4755 or visit www. ChampionsForLearning.org. Free session on nancial aid and college funding for Collier seniors w elcoming shoppers wishing to complete their yearly mammogram screening. No prescription is necessary and most insurance plans will be accepted. For shoppers without insurance, discounted self-pay pricing is available. Space is limited. To schedule an appointment, call (239) 936-4068. For more information or to take a virtual tour of the coach, visit www.radiologyregional. com. Winn-Dixie Store #751 MAMMOContinued From Page 1 The Migrant Head Start Program will start taking applications for registration began on Oct. 19, from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tuesday’s the staff will be available until 6 p.m. Accepting children ages 6wks-5yrs RCMA offers Social, Dental and Health Services, as well as the program participates in the USDA food program and provides breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack Requirements Proof of Birth Certi cation (If applicable); State Regulated Immunization Record; Most recent child Physical exam (Within past 12mths), Income Veri cation is necessary, Paystubs for the past 12mths, Proof of Migrant Mobility within the past 24mths, (Priority for families with mobility within past 12mths) For more information, stop by or call: Diana or Lourdes at: Rollason Infant CDC, 402 W. Main St. Bldg. B, Immokalee 92390658-3597 or 239-658-3598; Angela or Omega at: Farm Worker Village C, 222 Chadwick Circle, Immokalee, 239-658-3625 or 239-658-3696; Sanada or Hilda at ICCDC, 123 North 4th Street, 239-658-3537 or 239658-3538; Lupe or Thelma at Farm Worker Village B, 2134 Bell Circle, Immokalee 239658-3620 or 239-658-3621. Redlands Christian Migrant Association open registration Winn-Dixie invites community to Trunk-Or-Treat eventLittle ghosts and goblins are invited to celebrate Halloween at their local Winn-Dixie during the spooktacular Trunk-or-Treat event on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Winn-Dixie Store #751, 1602 Lake Trafford Rd., Immokalee. This is a free event. Local businesses will ll the parking lot of the neighborhood grocer and pass out candy during the family-friendly trick-or-treating festivities. To add to the ghoulishly good time, kids will be able to enter frightfully festive raf es for a chance to win great prizes. Immokalee High School’s marching Indians will also be on hand, performing chilling Halloween tunes for event goers.


Share ideas on First Street PlazaIf you would like to provide your public input on the design of the First Street plaza please come join us for a group discussion W ednesday, November 14, from 5–7 p.m. at the Immokalee Community Park, 321 North 1st Street.FUMC to host 60 year anniversaryThe First United Methodist Church of Immokalee will celebrate it’s 60th anniversary year with a homecoming event on Sunday, Nov. 4. Rev. It all begins at 10:30 a.m. with coffee and pastries in the Fellowship Hall. There will be a catered lunch after the service. Please join us as we celebrate 60 years of making disciples. Please RSVP to Becky Rivera at 239-657-2841 or email: fumc_imm@yahoo.com.Business Law seminar offeredNeed to know the dos and don’ts of 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 239-867-4121 ext. 207. MarieCapita@immokalee.bizStore. News in Brief Unnecessary Allegiance Arresting and deporting undocumented criminals under the 287G Program is what Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk considers a success. The question now is how many of the 4,500 unauthorized held for deportation, have been deported as criminals? We need to know this number in order to determine if the sheriff and I.C.E. are justi ed in cooperating for the overall bene t of our area. In other words, is breaking up families, putting their children into foster homes, paying for detention of thousands of immigrants and removing workers from our communities already high unemployment numbers worth it? Why not just deport the criminals and let I.C.E. do what I.C.E. does without the help of 287G on the rest of the undocumented? Local groups that support children, local businesses and county of cials should not stand by and allow one man, Sheriff Rambosk, to cause such a negative effect on our community and create a trail of tears in our backyard. Juan Puerto, M.D. ImmokaleeImmokalee Lions ClubThe Immokalee Lions Club and The Association of Farmworkers in Florida would like to thank all the people, businesses and organizations who participated in so many different ways to help our event be a success. We would like to thank Radio Fiesta La Ley for announcing our even, RCMA for their use of their facilities, DJ Ruben Garza for his music, it was very lively and people enjoyed their music. The Danza group “Azteca Christo Rey” which the public enjoyed very much, and our guest speakers who made time to be at our event, and last but not least The Immokalee Bulletin who also helped put out the word of the event. The Immokalee Lions Club and the Farmworkers Association is very appreciative of everyone who participated as volunteers, the audience and especially those who bought raf e tickets. We hope those winners are enjoing their “42 inch TV, and the winner of the GPS can nd their way wherever they need to go and the person that won the digital camera will take pictures of their loved ones or special happenings. The Immokalee Lions Club The Immokalee Farm Workers Association of Florida Relay For LifeDear Friends, The Fight against Cancer goes on. There is no one I know who can say they DO NOT have a friend or relative that has battled this terrible disease. I have found a way to ght against cancer, through the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. Relay For Life is a team event that celebrates cancer survivors, and raises funds to support the mission of the American Cancer Society which is to eliminate cancer through research, education, advocacy and patient services. It is a fun, outdoor and overnight fundraising event where teams take turns walking or running around the Immokalee High School track. Millions of people take part in Relay For Life events around the country and it is the largest fundraising movement in the world. Since the movement was founded in 1985, it has raised over $4.5 billion. How can you help? You can support me the Fundraising Committee chair of Immokalee by making a tax-deductible contribution to the American Cancer Society. I would like to make it a funlled event. I am inviting you to put together a co-ed softball team and join us in a friendly double elimination softball tournament. It will consist of six local teams; each team will have a minimum of twelve players. The entrance fee is a $425 donation to the American Cancer Society – will include trophy to the winning team(s) and will include team shirts. The tentative tournament date is Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 8am at the Immokalee Softball Field. To ensure a spot in the tournament, please send your donation as soon as possible. All proceeds will be given to the Relay for Life event that will take place at Immokalee High School on March 22, 2013 the event starts at 1:30 p.m. Visit our website for more information: relayforlife.org/Immokalee You can send your donation(s) payable to the American Cancer Society, 701 Immokalee Drive Immokalee, FL 34142. Additionally, you may purchase a luminaria to honor someone ghting cancer or in remembrance of someone who has lost their battle with cancer. Please complete the form at the end of this letter and send it back to me, along with a $5 donation. Feel free to purchase as many as you would like. The votives burn throughout the night, serving as a reminder of the purpose of Relay For Life. Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported and that one day cancer will be eliminated. Thanks in advance for your thoughtfulness and generosity! Sincerely, Tabitha Campbell 239.377.1830 Relay for Life of Immokalee Fundraising Committee ChairStatement attributable to: Jennifer J. Edwards, Collier County Supervisor of Elections“Our of ce has been made aware that a fraudulent letter questioning citizenship status has been sent to some Collier voters from an entity not related to the Collier County Supervisor of Elections. We would like to make all voters aware that this mailing did not come from our of ce and that the appropriate authorities have been notied.” “Any voter who receives a letter regarding citizenship that at rst glance appears to be from our of ce should be on the lookout for the following: the fraudulent letters will not have my signature (Jennifer J. Edwards) and they will state that the voter must respond within 15 days. We encourage voters who receive such a letter to retain the envelope and papers and contact our of ce at 239252-8450 as soon as possible to report the fraud. Those voters will be eligible to vote in the November 6th General Election, barring any other disqualifying factors.” “The Collier County Elections of ce is dedicated to ensuring the integrity of the elections process and protecting the right to vote for our eligible residents. We will continue to monitor this very serious issue of fraud and assist the authorities in their investigation.” Jennifer J. Edwards Supervisor of Elections Collier County, Florida 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! Financing available. No credit check no interest! 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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 4 Immokalee Bulletin October 25, 2012 Learning English is a ‘Snap’ with ‘Passport to America’By Joe LandonCollier County District Schools If you have a student in your family who is an English Language Learner, you’ll be happy to know that you have an opportunity each afternoon to learn what the Collier County Public Schools’ English Language Learners program is all about. There is actually a TV show you can watch that’s chock full of the information you need to help your child. It’s called Passport to America and the good news is that the information that’s shared on the show can be viewed and listened to in three languages: English, Spanish, and Creole. Topics cover just about every aspect of school and home life for students who are English Language Learners – everything from info about the services offered to you by the school district’s English Language Learners program, to help with writing, reading, math, and science for you and your child. You will also learn how to improve your child’s vocabulary, plus we’ll share some tips that should help you when navigating the school district’s website and especially the very useful Parents K-12 information found there. We’ll tell you more about Parents K-12 here in our Students First column next week. Then toward the end of the school year, there will be a special show focused on the various summer educational activities that’ll keep learning alive for you and your child. There are nine new TV shows being produced this school year. We’ve tried to make watching Passport to America as easy as possible, putting it on TV at 5:30 p.m. seven days each week, on The Education Channel, Comcast cable 99, and online on the World Wide Web at www.collierschools.com. Even if you aren’t able to watch when the show is actually on TV or is being streamed online, we have what we call “Webisodes” of Passport to America stored for you to watch at your convenience on our Web site – again at www.collierschools.com. Just click on The Education Channel icon on our home page, go to The Videos on Demand menu item near the top of the page to get to the Webisodes. Then click on the Passport to America icon to pick a topic of interest. Now if there is no one in your home who is able to read to your child in the evening, or on those evenings when you just don’t have the time, the Storytime TV read aloud show (with its guest readers) will read to your child for you. Storytime is on TV at 7 p.m. each evening Monday thru Sunday, at it is on at 7 a.m. and again at 12 p.m. each day, Monday thru Friday, and a two and a half hour Storytime marathon is on the air beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturdays. This show too is on The Education Channel, which we like to call “Your Window to Education.” Students First Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Literacy CouncilParenting class gradsThe moms of the Family Literacy Academy of Immokalee completed their Southwest Florida Children’s Hospital Parenting Classes on Thursday, Oct. 18. Congratulations to all! RCMA welcomes Isabel GarciaBy Bill CoatsSpecial to the Immokalee Bulletin Isabel Garcia grew up traveling from harvest to harvest with her family. There were oranges in Florida, peaches in Maryland and tobacco in North Carolina. Garcia began working in produce packing houses in her early teens. Then, school changed her life. During Garcia’s senior year at Hardee Senior High School, she joined Redlands Christian Migrant Association as an after-school teacher. She never left. On Tuesday, the daughter of migrant farmworkers ascended to the second highest job among RCMA’s 1,800 employees, responsible for the nonpro t organization’s 71 child care centers and most of its ancillary programs. Garcia, 42, was named RCMA’s new Associate Executive Director, replacing Leslie Moguil, who is leaving RCMA for a similar position in Oregon. Garcia lives in her home town of Bowling Green with her husband and three children. She previously was RCMA’s Director of Program Quality. She has been a leader at RCMA since she was placed in charge of a child-care center at age 21. “I have known Isabel for most of her life,” said Executive Director Barbara Mainster, who announced the appointment at an RCMA management meeting in Tampa. “She is a perfect example o f what we believe in, growing leadership from within the communities we serve. I have total con dence in her capabilities!” Within RCMA, Garcia is an important symbol. In its earliest years – in the Redlands labor camp in south MiamiDade County – RCMA struggled to win the trust of farmworkers, who were shunning the new child care centers and taking their toddlers into the elds as they worked. That changed dramatically when RCMA hired young mothers to leave the elds and wor k in the child care centers. Ever since, RCMA has recruited staff with backgrounds similar to the low-income families RCMA serves. They receive extensive training, and are encouraged to undertake college. They are supported in each center by an early childhood development expert hired without regard to family background. RCMA, meanwhile, has expanded into farming communities in 21 Florida counties. It is an acclaimed provider for the federal Migrant and Seasonal Head Start program. “This is a huge honor, and a challenge, for me,” Garcia said. “RCMA is always changing, but one thing stays the same: We do everything we can to help families. We provide excellent education to children in the early years when it counts the most. That’s my inspiration.” Daughter of migrants takes key job Isabel Garcia


Dr. Jane Ruprecht, counselorSpecial to the Immokalee Bulletin Red ribbon week is coming and as a prev iew Collier County’s YRD program sponsored two exciting activities with students in the New Beginnings Immokalee program. Students had the opportunity last week to participate in a program that teaches about drunk driving in a controlled way. First Deputy Arnold had students don special goggles that simulate being impaired. They are asked to walk a line, count to nine, and pivot and w alk back on the line. Few are able to do these small tasks. This is a role play of the actual “Field Sobriety Test” drivers are required to do when stopped for being under the in uence. As a second lesson, Deputy Arnold brought SIDNE – a Go-kart, which students drove on a controlled course. This Go-kart has a remote control switch that simulates drunk or impaired driving. Under this mode, students have a hard time controlling the vehicle, thus simulating the effects of impaired driving. (Deputy Arnold also has a stop switch for safety purposes). Students were amazed at how quickly they lost control and w ere not able to steer the vehicle properly, causing them to “crash” into cones or curbs. A great discussion was held about the many distractions drivers face, especially texting, talking on the phone, playing with the radio, putting on make-up or playing with iPods. This was a great simulation of real life issues related to drunk or impaired driving but in a controlled environment. Our many thanks to Deputy Arnold and the Collier County Sheriff’s Department for providing these potentially “Life Saving” reality experiences!! *SIDNE stands for Simulated Impaired Driving Experience. Political advertisement paid for and approved by Scott Hopes, Republican for State Senator, District 39 www.scotthopes.us scott@scotthopes.us (305) 290-1996 STATE SENATORDISTRICT 39FOR 5 Immokalee Bulletin October 25, 2012 By Richard RiceSpecial to the Immokalee Bulletin Immokalee 4-Hers already know what Tallahassee and Florida government look like. Jose Cano spoke to Rotarians on October 17th, at i-Tech about his experience. Jose, along with two other Collier County’s 4-H delegation, had the opportunity to be a part of 4H Legislative Experience in our State capitol. Last year, Jose and Hadley Rhau of Immokalee, and Emily Glazier from the Estero club spent a week in Tallahassee learning about how the state government runs. They stayed in the dorms at Florida State University, giving them a taste of college life, for four nights. During the day they were at the Capitol working at their various positions. In the evening they had the opportunity to interact with youth from all over the state. “I had the pleasure of serving as a Senator”, Jose said, and really enjoyed the chance to develop debating skills, to analyze legislation, and to speak publicly; all the while making new friends and having a lot of fun. “At this annual civic education event, we acted just like elected of cials, and were able to sponsor a bill, amend, or lobby it”, Jose said. “Then we were able to debate the issues on both the House and Senate oors”, he added. In response to a question from a Rotarian as to how man y of his bills passed, Jose responded proudly, … “all.” 4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization. Over 230,000 members in the State o f Florida help to make up the community of more than 6.5 million young people across America. 4H is a non-formal, practical educational program for youth. Florid a 4-H is the youth development program of Florida Cooperative Extension, a part of the Universit y of Florida IFAS. Robert Halman, a member of the Immokalee Rotary club, is on the staff at the County Extension of ce. Tish Roland is the 4-H county leader and was responsible for bringing Jose to speak. For more information about 4-H or to arrange for presentations,contact Tish at troland@ u .edu. The Rotary Club of Immokalee meets at iTech each Wednesday at Noon. Rotary International 2012-13 Theme is “Peace through Service.” The 4-H Pledge lists service as one of its main principles. For more information about 4-H please visit the 4-H Website: http://www.4-h.org/about/youth-development-organization/ For more information about the Rotar y Club of Immokalee visit the Website: http://immokaleerotary.org/index.html 4-Hers visit state capitol SIDNE rst time in ve years Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Dr. Jane RuprechtThe dangers of drunk driving were taught in a whole new and exciting but controlled way at an activity using of all things go carts! Students put on their impairment or “drunk” goggles that simulated impaired driving. Students even had to submit to a eld sobriety test, walking the line and counting to nine in reverse. Jose Cano


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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 PsychicsReadings by Doris. Tells Past, Present and Future. Worried about your career,confused about your love life, looking for answers. Please call (239)324-3074. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Computer/ SuppliesLaptops Dell wireless $100 & up, works great! Also newer Dell Tower w/LCD must sell just $50, like new. Call Tony 239 247-4839. Pets/Supplies All New Happy Jack Kennel Dip II controls eas, ticks, & MANGE mites without steroids. Do NOT use on cats!!!JACK & ANNS FEED & SUPPLY www.happyjackinc.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsCORAL PINES APARTMENTS~ IMMOKALEE ~Apts. 601 to 613 Nassau St., 2BR, Central A/C, heat, carpet, verticals, laundry on premises. 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NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY FOR VIEWING FY 2011-2012 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION REPORT (CAPER) FOR THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG), HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM (HOME) And EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT PROGRAM (ESG) Collier County’s Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the 2011-2012 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) is available for viewing and public comment from October 29, 2012 to November 13, 2012. The CAPER is comprised of statistical and nancial statements, narratives and maps describing activities carried out during the 2011-2012 program year. Approximately $2,114,463 in CDBG funds, $662,126 in HOME funds and $94,611 in ESG funds were available to carry out activities in 2011-2012. All CDBG, HOME and ESG funded activities were located within Collier County. Public Comment Period Copies of the CAPER will be available at all of the Collier County public libraries as well as the Collier County Housing, Human & Veteran Services Department, 3339 E. Tamiami Trail, Suite 211, Naples FL 34112 during the public comment period. The public is invited to review the CAPER and submit written comments to the Collier County Housing, Human & Veteran Services Department no later than November 13, 2012. The CAPER, including a summary of public comments received, will be sent to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development prior to December 28, 2012. If any hearing/visually impaired, disabled or non-English speaking persons require assistance to review the CAPER, please contact the Collier County Housing, Human & Veteran Services Department at (239) 252-4663. Public Hearing The CAPER will be presented to the Board of County Commissioners at its regularly scheduled meeting on December 11, 2012. The BCC meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m. on the 3rd oor of the Harmon Turner Building at 3299 East Tamiami Trail. If you require special aid or services as addressed in the Americans with Disabilities Act or require someone to translate or sign, please contact the Collier County Housing, Human & Veteran Services Department at (239) 252-4663, no later than two (2) business days prior to the Board meeting date. NOTICIA DE LA DISPONIBILIDAD PARA LA REVISI"N DEL REPORTE CONSOLIDADO DE DESEMPEO Y EVALUACI"N PARA EL AO FISCAL 2011-2012 DEL PROGRAMA DE SUBSIDIOS GLOBALES PARA EL DESARROLLO COMUNITARIO (CDBG), DEL PROGRAMA DE ASOCIACI"N PARA INVERSIONES EN VIVIENDA (HOME), Y DEL PROGRAMA DE SUBSIDIOS PARA ASISTENCIA Y REFUGIOS DE EMERGENCIA (ESG) El reporte Consolidado de Desempeo y Evaluacin Anual (CAPER) para el Ao 2011-2012 del programa de Subsidios Globales para el Desarrollo Comunitario (CDBG), del Programa de Asociacin para Inversiones en Vivienda (HOME), y del Programa de Subsidios para Asistencia y Refugios de Emergencia (ESG), est disponible para revisin y comentario pblico durante el periodo 29 de Octubre hasta el 13 de Noviembre 2012. El reporte CAPER consta con estados nancieros y estadsticos, narrativos y mapas que describen las actividades que fueron llevadas a cabo durante el Programa del Ao 2011-2012. Aproximadamente, $2,114,463 en fondos del programa CDBG, $662,126 en fondos del programa de HOME y $94,611 en fondos del programa de ESG fueron disponibles para llevar a cabo actividades en el ao 2011-2012. Todas las actividades que fueron suministradas con fondos de los programas CDBG, HOME, y ESG estaban localizadas dentro del Condado Urbano Collier. Perodo de Comentario Pblico Copias del reporte CAPER estn disponibles en las bibliotecas del Condado de Collier y tambin en el Departamento de Vivienda, Servicios Humanos y Veteranos del Condado de Collier (Housing, Human & Veteran Services Department), 3339 E. Tamiami Trail, Suite 211, Naples, FL 34112. Invitamos al pblico a revisar el reporte CAPER y a someter comentarios por escrito al Departamento de Vivienda, Servicios Humanos y Veteranos del Condado de Collier durante el perodo de revisin que terminara el 13 de Noviembre del 2012. Se incluir un resumen de los comentarios pblicos recibidos con el reporte CAPER y ser enviado al Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano de EE.UU antes de Diciembre 28, 2012. Si alguna persona incapacitada, con problemas audio/visual, o que no hable ingls requiere asistencia para revisar el reporte CAPER, por favor llam a el Departamento de Vivienda, y Servicios Humanos y Veteranos del Condado de Collier al nmero (239) 252-4663. Audiencia Pblica El reporte CAPER ser presentado a los Comisionados del Condado (Board of County Commissioners) en su horario regular de junta el 11 de Diciembre 2012. La junta de los Comisionados del Condado se llevara a cabo a las 9:00 a.m. en el tercer (3er) piso del edi cio Harmon Turner que esta situado en el 3299 East Tamiami Trail. Si usted requiere ayuda o servicios especiales as como los que especi ca el Acta de Americanos con Incapacidades (Americans with Disabilities Act), o requiere que alguien le traduzca en su idioma o lenguaje por seas, por favor pngase en contacto con el Departamento de Vivienda, Servicios Humanos y Veteranos del Condado de Collier llamando al nmero (239) 252-4663, no ms tarde de dos (2) das antes de la fecha de la junta de los Comisionados del Condado. 429278 IB 10/25/2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice 6 Immokalee Bulletin October 25, 2012 Public Notice


“The Best Me is Drug Free” is this year’s theme for National Red Ribbon Week – celebrated October 23 to Oct. 31 throughout the country. The war on drugs and alcohol is a battle that’s waged every day, and one of the most recognizable warriors in the ght is the Red Ribbon. Now the oldest and largest drug prevention and education initiative – going on its 27th year – Red Ribbon Week encourages communities working together to keep children, families and communities safe, healthy and drug-free. Many children in schools across the nation participate in Red Ribbon Week, and Collier County Public Schools is no exception. In addition to wearing red ribbons and participating in spirit days such as “Sock it to Drugs Day,” “Turn Your Back on Drugs Day,” and “Shade Out Drugs Day,” schools will also take part in activities to promote a drug-free lifestyle. Lely Elementary School continues its Red Ribbon Week tradition with the 13th Annual Red Walk, where students will traverse the red pathway and learn about making safe and healthy choices; Cypress Palm Middle School will welcome the Florida National Guard and their Night Vision drug-prevention program during two assemblies on Monday, Oct. 29; and students at Naples Park Elementary School, Vineyards Elementary School, and Lely High School will conduct a canned food drive. A number of other events are planned at several schools from Monday, October 22, through Friday, Oct. 26. To learn more, and to see a full list o f activities, please visit the district Web site at www.collierschools.com and click on “Red Ribbon Week Activities” under “Highlights.” If your child’s school is not listed, please contact the school directly. National Red Ribbon Week celebrated across school district Business & Service Directory AUCTION1994 Mazda1YVGE22C7R51560331999 GMC2GTEC19V1X1525102 Time for a new car? Check out this auction onNovember 5, 2012 at 9amKeiths Towing (239) 657-5741 Metal Roofs Re-Roofs Roof Repairs Seamless Gutters Soffit & Fascia Free Estimates Lic# CCC037019 981 Cowboy Circle Office (863)675-7045 Fax (863)612-1158 Lic#CCC1325950 Of“ce: (863) 675-704 5 1050 Commerce Dr. Suite B. Fax (863) 612-1158 7 Immokalee Bulletin October 25, 2012 -Tantalizing avors, bright packaging and scheming marketing campaigns target y oung people while masking the harmful effects of tobacco useDon’t be fooled by the most dangerous disguise of them all. The emergence of new candyavored tobacco products has parents, teachers, health advocates, physicians and communities rightly concerned. Cigarillos, cigars and a host of smokeless tobacco products chew, snuff, snus, and dissolvable tobacco now come in such tantalizing avors as pineapple, orange, sour apple and chocolate. They are presented in bright and playful packaging and readily available at convenience stores throughout the state, much like Halloween candy. These products have been proven to entice young audiences. With 90% of adult smokers beginning before the age of 18, studies have shown that avored tobacco products such as cherry, peach and watermelon are marketed and produced as a way to entice youth and young adults into becoming Big Tobacco’s next customers. “It’s absolutely disgusting the way tobacco companies market to our children,” said Daniel Hall Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) Advisor at CypressPalmMiddle School. “We need for people to be aware of this style of marketing so we can prevent our kids from starting out on a lifetime of addiction to tobacco.” According to the 2012 Florida Youth Tobacco Survey, 8% of Collier youth ages 11-17 have smoked cigars on one or more of the past 30 days, while 2.6% have used smokeless tobacco. Youth have always been an essential target for the tobacco industry. Numerous internal tobacco industry documents reveal that the companies perceive kids as a key market, and develop products and advertising campaigns aimed at them. With traditional smoking rates on the decline in the U.S., the tobacco industry insures its livelihood by creating products and strategies that connect with a new generation of tobacco users. Some youth believe the misconception that avored products are safer than nonavored products, but in reality, these products contain more nicotine than cigarettes,[i] and 28 cancer-causing agents (carcinogens),[ii] including nitrosamines, which are the most harmful.[iii] In addition, people who experiment with smokeless tobacco often develop a pattern of regular daily use.[iv] Fortunately, the onslaught of avored tobacco products has not gone unnoticed. The controversial candyavored cigarette was banned under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Action 2009. However, menthol cigarettes, avored cigars, cigarillos and smokeless products were not included. [v],[vi] Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is examining options for regulating these remaining categories of avored tobacco products. Many municipalities throughout the state of Florida have taken on candyavored tobacco head-on. Collier County Commissioners, as well as the Cit y of Naples and EvergladesCity have passed resolutions urging local vendors to cease the sale and marketing of all candyavored tobacco products. If you are looking to quit or would like to encourage someone to stop using candyavored tobacco, Tobacco Free Florida can help. Tobacco Free Florida offers a number of free and convenient resources to help all tobacco users quit. Most haunting disguise of the year goes to candy- avored tobacco On Saturday, Oct. 13, the Empowerment A lliance of Southwest Florida – a certi ed HUD housing agency and nonpro t dedicated to improving the quality of life for rural residents – hosted Fifth Third Bank’s Financial Empowerment Mobile, the “eBus,” at the Collier County Health Department, located at 419 North 1st St. Fifth Third Bank’s eBus is a vehicle that has been electronically retrotted to serve as a mobile classroom with all the tools needed to help residents become nancially successful. Visitors to the bus receive oneon-one credit counseling, money management and budget advice, and homeownership educational opportunities. During the event, organizations like the Collier County Health Department and the Lions Club will provide information and services in English, Spanish and Creole. Free health screenings for adults and children will also be offered. Local bank hosts mobile event Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Fifth-Third BankVisitors to Fifth Third Bank’s eBus receive one-on-one credit counseling, education about homeownership and money management and budget advice. Fall Fun Fest plannedAllen Chapel A.M. E Church, 208 S. 3rd Street-P.O Box 477, Immokalee, will host their Third Annual Free Fall Fun Festival A Youth Outreach Ministry. Rev. Lori M. Snell, pastor. There will be something for all including: bounce house, lots of candy, free food, fun activities. Come out on Nov. 10, from 2-5 p.m.Church to host Fall Food DriveAll Chapel A.M.E. Church, 208 S. Third St. P.O. Box 477, Immokalee. Rev. Lori Snell, pastor. A pre-Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday, Nov. 18 immediately after worship service at approximately 1:30 p.m. There will be free giveaways of beans and rice during the rst fall food giveaway event. Donations are being accepted at this time. Church Briefs


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