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Thursday, November 8, 2012 V ol. 45 No. 43 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads ONE NIGHT ONLY Inside... Letters to the Editor ...Page 3 Students First ...Page 4 ...Page 2 Florida Parks to honor veterans Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Adam HerreraThe win at Golden Gate earned Immokalee its second straight district title, Class 5A-District 12 championship. The Indians will play host to Class 5A-11 runner-up Estero in the rst round of the playoffs on Nov. 16. D'Ernest Johnson led the Indians with 113 yards on the ground and two touchdowns. Some 149,993 Collier County citizens cast their ballots in this election and local voters went against the ow in the Presidential election, favoring Republican Mitt Romney slightly over President Obama, who has been declared the victor. There are 180,560 registered voters in the county. County Commission District 5After long months of campaigning, Republican Tim Nance won this seat with a healthy vote of 13,160 over Democrat John "Robin Hood" Lundin's 5,183. Those numbers translate into 71.74 percent and 28.25 percent, respectively.SheriffIncumbent Kevin Rambosk retained his position with a healthy 106,035 lead over NPA candidate Vincent Angiolillo, who garnered 25,88s votes.County Commission District 1In the District 1 county commission race, Incumbent Donna Fiala successfully defended her seat against opponent Russell Kish, 23,612 to 5,769.Florida Senate District 39In state races directly involving the Immokalee area, the Florida Senate District 39 overall winner was Democrat Dwight Bullard. He will ll this seat after defeating his opponent, Republican Scott Hopes.Florida House District 80Incumbent Matt Hudson, Republican won the seat in this newly-recon gured district. With 33,766 votes, Mr. Hudson won over newcomer and Immokalee native Pam Brown, No Party Af liation. Ms. Brown garnered 17,708 votes. Collier County Election overview Immokalee Housing and Famil y Services has begun a Yard of the Month recognition program for the residents of the Sanders Pines and Timber Ridge rental communities. IHFS encourages its residents to beautify their yards and take pride in their community. The rst yard of the month award was presented to Francisco Garcia and Ivelisse Pagan who reside in Sanders Pines. The Garcia family received a credit on their monthly rent along with a trellis and sign to display in their yard. Shown in the attached photo from left to right are Susan Golden, Executive Director of IHFS, IHFS announces ‘Home Pride’ program I n d i a n s h e a d t o p l a y o f f s . Indians head to playoffs... Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ IHFSA new program announced in the Sanders Pines and Timber Ridge areas has recognized Francisco Garcia and Ivelisse Pagan's yard as the rst Yard of the Month. See HOME — Page 2 Kids learn w ater safety...Page 7


2 Immokalee Bulletin November 8, 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. residents Francisco Garcia and Ivelisse Pagan, and Deby Valentin, Property Manager. The November yard of the month recognition was recently awarded to Gregoria Soler also in the Sanders Pines community. Each month a resident who has gone out of their way to decorate their yard for the holidays or installed and maintained plants will be recognized for the caring and concern they have demonstrated for our community. For additional information about Immokalee Housing & Family Services, our rental properties or our community programs, please call Susan Golden at 239-6578333. HOMEContinued From Page 1 Free entry for everyone to Florida’s state parks on Sunday, Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans DayIn honor of our nation’s veterans and active military personnel, day-use entry will be free to everyone at Florida’s state parks* on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11. Pick your favorite outdoor activity – hiking, bicycling, bird watching or looking for shells on the beach – and enjoy a day at a state park. “The Florida Park Service supports veterans, current military personnel and their families and honors the sacri ces of members of the armed forces,” said Florida Park Service Director Donald V. Forgione. “We encourage Florida’s citizens and visitors to enjoy our state’s natural and cultural resources while honoring our dedicated service men and women.” If you are in the Apalachicola area, be sure to visit the Three Soldiers Detail statue at Orman House Historic State Park. This one-of-a-kind bronze sculpture was made from the original mold of the Three Servicemen Statue that is part of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. If you are near Jacksonville, be sure to visit Fort Clinch State Park for the History of the American Soldier event saluting our Armed Forces on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Living historians from each major U.S. military con ict will share information along with military history displays from the Revolutionary War to present day. Period music and ring demonstrations will highlight the experience. Visitors may purchase refreshments from the Fort Clinch Canteen. Entrance is $6 per vehicle, up to eight people. Fort admission is one canned food item per person, which will be donated to the Barnabas Food Pantry. Veterans and active duty military are invited to come dressed in uniform. Florida’s state parks offer free or discounted Annual Entrance Passes to those who currently serve or have served in the U.S. military branches, veterans with service-related disabilities and surviving spouses of members of the U.S. military who have fallen in combat. The discounted or free Florida State Parks Annual Entrance Pass is available at any Florida State Park staffed ranger station. *Free entry to any Florida state park except Skyway Fishing Pier State Park. Florida Park Service honors veterans and their families Hendry-Glades Audubon will host a free public program on Hendry and Collier County State Forests on Monday, Nov. 12, at 7 p. m. at the Cooperative Extension, Dallas Townsend Building 1085 Pratt Blvd. in LaBelle. Florida Forest Service Forester, Heather L. Ferrand, will present an information presentation “Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest and Picayune Strand State Forest: An Overview of State Forest Management in SW Florida” Heather is originally from Detroit, Michigan. She graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit with a B.A. in Anthropology in 2001. She earned a Master’s degree in Forest Resources and Conservation and a graduate minor in landscape architecture in 2010 for the University of Florida. Her professional interests include forest ecology, land management and urban forestry. She was employed as a Forester in Tate’s Hell State Forest in Franklin County, Florida prior to joining the Caloosahatchee Forestry Center in Le County this year. In addition to her position with the FFS, Heather is also the Program Coordinator for the Florida Master Naturalist Program, a UF/IFAS extension program. For information contact Butch Wilson 863983-2870 or Margaret England 863674-0695 sta5birding@embarqmail.com Free program Learn about area state forests By Richard L. Heers-Rev. Dave Roberson of Tulsa, Oklahoma w ill be at the Family Prayer of Immokalee from Nov. 11-16. The services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Sunday and 7 p.m. nightly. Dave Roberson is best known for his book entitled “The Walk of the Spirit -The W alk of Power. This book has been printed in thousands of copies in multiple languages throughout the world. Pastor Dave is also best known for his teachings of intimacy and fellowship in worship with Christ. Very often notable miracles accompany his ministry. That is why we are inviting the public to come and to bring any sick needing and expecting a miracle. Pastor Dave’s number one passion is to see a nationwide revival in America. This is also the heart cry of so many of our pastors in Immokalee. So we invite people of all churches and denominations to come out and support these meetings. The Family Prayer Center is located at 1380 15th Street North in Immokalee, just south of Florida Community Bank. Church to host special meetings Immokalee Lions Club host yardsale fundraiserThe Immokalee Lions Club and Southern Self Storage are joining forces in having a Community Yard Sale and Immokalee Lions Club Fundraiser on Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., set up will begin at 8 am. Come and join us, and at the same time, get rid of some of the items that you no longer need, for some extra $. We will be having great food, DJ, face painting and bounce houses for the kiddies.We will also be having prize raf es and you can shop around for great deals at the vendors that will be there selling their items. If you are interesting in selling your items, there will be vendor spaces available for rent. Please call us for information at 239-277-0900. The Community Yard Sale will be held at Southern Self Storage, 3232 Colonial Blvd., Ft. Myers, Fl. 33966. Email address is www. southern selfstorage.com. Big Cypress National Preserve is excited to announce the 2012 Swamp Heritage Festival. This annual family-friendly event shines a spotlight upon the people with a deep connection to the Big Cypress Swamp, whose rugged strength and pioneering spirit contributed to the shaping of today’s unique and diverse culture. Through living history demonstrations, informative presentations, and exhibits everyone can learn what daily life was like in such a remote, and at times, inhospitable place. These unique chapters in American history add to the rich and colorful tableau that comprises our shared past and present. The festival will take place Saturday, December 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center, 33000 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee. For more information, and an agenda of speakers and exhibitors, visit the event page at www.nps.gov/bicy/swampheritagefestival. Special thanks to the South Florida National Parks Trust www.south oridaparks.org for their generous support for the festival. Big Cypress announces 2012 Swamp Heritage Festival


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FINANCING AVAILABLE NO CREDIT CHECK NO INTEREST SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITALIMMOKALEE ANIMAL CLINICCLEWISTON MOBILE UNIT CLINICDisclaimer: 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. 3 Immokalee Bulletin November 8, 2012 Christmas around the World Parade and Gala”The Immokalee Christmas Around the World Committee and the Parks & Recreation Department will be hosting its 20th Annual Christmas around the World Parade and Gala on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 5:30 p.m. The parade will start on the corner of Carver and First Street directly across from the Immokalee Seminole Casino. This year’s Christmas Parade and Gala Theme...”Fun N’ Games.” The parade will feature oat competition entries. This year is very special. Our beautiful Christmas Parade is vying for the World’s Guinness Book Record for the “Second Largest Winter Festival” in Southwest Florida. We need our entire community to join in with. We need lots of entries into the parade. The Gala will start immediately after the Christmas Parade. This year Park & Rrecreation will be charging an entrance fee to the Gala. It will cost just $1 per person, children 6 years and under FREE! You can buy your armbands in advance (6) armbands for $5, please call Derrick @239-657-1951. The Gala is hosting a “COMMUNITY BABY PHOTO CONTEST.” If you think you have the cutest baby or the most photogenic baby, please send the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce,(1300 North 15th Street, Suite #2) a Photo. Until Nov 23, send only One 8 X 10 photo (non-returnable) of your baby for Of cial Judging. All babies must range in age from 0 to 24 months. All baby pictures must be dressed in Christmas colors of ...red, green. gold or white. Each winner’s photo will be displayed the night of our Gala under Santa’s Tent and receive a beautiful Christmas Certi cate. On the back of each photo Mothers or Guardians must give her correct name and the name of baby with a current phone number. The Christmas committee will notify all winners by Telephone by Dec. 3. If you need any information on a FOOD VENDOR for the Christmas Event..Call Leonor at 239-657-1951. If you have questions concerning the whole event please call Patricia at The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce239657-3237 (Parade) or Derrick Dimas @ Parks & Recreation239-657-1951 (Gala). Thanks for your continued support Cherryle Thomas Christmas Event Chair Letters to the Editor By Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin Get ready for a fascinating reading experience that Immokalee folks can almost feel a part of. Lucien (Luke) O’Kelley, the author of the just-published book Immokalee, lives in Denver, Colorado, but he and his wife, Nina, have long spent time in Southwest Florida. His wife hales from Tampa. During the couple’s winter sojourns in Southwest Florida, he became enamored with this amazing place called Immokalee and spent some ten y ears researching for his book, doing some 160 interviews of local people. Through this area, so full of life and mystique, he traced the backways of Fakahatchee Strand and the 10,000 Islands, becoming familiar with the beauty and danger that abounds. Riding through the Everglades on an airboat or w alking through the hard streets of a little place called Immokalee, anyone the least bit familiar with this area of Southwest Florida w ill recognize its unmistakable feel in Lucien O’Kelley’s rst published novel. The name speaks volumes, from unforgiving cruelty to the pride that comes from honest work and being part of a good community, the spirit of Immokalee shines through the words of this fast paced pageturner. Written with the cultural realities of Immokalee as an integral part of the story and the vastness of the Everglades as a backdrop, Mr. O’Kelley spins a ctional tale of people at their best and their worst. The action begins when a father and son team up to nd the killer of their family patriarch. Roberto “Tuck” Mantuck, a World W ar II Congressional Medal of Honor winner who later became a park ranger in the Everglades, was murdered years before Mr. O’Kelley begins his yarn, but the effects of the grisly murder continue to ripple through the lives of his son, BJ, and grandson, Jesse. Peopled with full color characters from a w ell-connected university president, serious college students on what will turn out to be the assignment of a lifetime, laborers who have dedicated their lives to balancing the scale for their colleagues, dirt poor migrant laborers just trying to make a living, ruthless drug dealers and slum lords, Catholic nuns with some surprising talents and an inquisitive, un inching news reporter all interact in this down-to-earth portrayal of life’s realities in this small agricultural town. Immokalee is a ctional tale told in a straight forward look at some of the characters and the town that so many are proud to call home. Fortunately for the reader, after selling out as co-owner of a software company, Mr. O’Kelley decided to change his direction and give vent to the creative, storytelling side of his nature. His book, Immokalee, is available on Amazon in hard back and on Kindle. Immokalee’ ctional tale rooted in reality Courtesy photoThe new ction book by Lucien O'Kelley wraps a story around a murder mystery while adding reality in giving details on the lives and surroundings of Immokalee's hard working, honest community. 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.


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 November 8, 2012 The wheels on the busBy Joe LandonCollier County District Schools If your child is one of the nearly 21,000 Collier County Public Schools students who ride a school bus every day, I want to remind you of an easy today-kind-of-way, using technology, to learn if your child’s bus is delayed a bit on the trip home. All you have to do is go online to nd out. Late bus notices are posted, as needed, on the home page of the district Web site at www.collierschools.com. Just look for the cute little yellow school bus icon and the “Late Bus” notice link on the home page. It’ll pop up on any afternoon that a school bus may be running more than a half hour behind schedule. Click on the Late Bus Notice sign to nd out if, by chance, it’s your child’s bus that’s running late. If more than one bus is late, a listing of the bus numbers that are delayed will be posted. If an entire school dismisses students later than usual on a given afternoon, we’ll post a similar “Late Dismissal” notice there. Parents have told me that they routinely check the Web site a time or two each afternoon to see if there’s a delay. Not a bad idea. To learn more about the late bus notice, call us at 239-377-0180 or simply send an e-mail to us at our info@collierschools. com address. Now, when you have speci c questions about school bus service, call the school district’s Transportation Department folks directly. There’s a special phone number for you to call as an Immokalee resident. It is 239-377-1027. It’s not every day that a bus runs late, and your child’s bus may never be late, but I thought that knowing where you can check to nd out if it’s late might be helpful – just in case. “Here’s the latest news!” While we’ve heard that phrase on radio or TV over the years, today we’re more likely to go online to nd out what’s happening than to turn to the broadcast media. It’s part of that instant grati cation thing where we don’t want to wait for the next scheduled television news show. And today you’ll even nd TV news anchors directing you to their station’s Web site for the latest info. In the school district’s case, when you want or need to learn what’s going on in our schools, or at the district of ce, best thing to do is go to the home page of our Web site – www.collierschools.com. There you’ll nd School News, and District News, updated as often as new information comes our way, normally several times during a given day. In the true sense of the world, it truly is the “latest” news! Students First Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Adam HerreraHomecoming candidatesCanddidate for this year’s Immokalee High School King and Queen include: from left to right in the front row: Julio Loya, Eric Leon, Ivan Gijon Cruz, Elijah Basile, Rolby Seneus and Tshumbi Johnson. In the back row are: Cynthia Rodriquez, Mihori Holland, Olna Astrel, Kristie Jocelin, Shatauqua Christopher, and Annie Morgan. Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Adam HerreraLocal ghoulsRecognize any of these local “ghouls and guys”? This photo was submitted by Adam Herrera as his home was being invaded by a host of ghosts, a bevy of Batmen, a gaggle of ghouls, devils, superheroes, princesses and many others making their way on Halloween Night through the streets and neighborhoods of Immokalee.


Filled With Our Gratitude at Thanksgiving At this season of re”ection, our hearts are full, as we count our many blessings including the friendship of people like you! We hope you enjoy a marvelous and meaningful celebration with the ones you love, and we look forward to serving you again, soon!The Immokalee Bulletin will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23 The paper will be on the street, Wednesday, November 21 But in order to do this we have to move up our deadlines: Display ads are due by 5pm on Thursday, November 15 Classi“ed ads & legal ads are due by noon Friday, November 16 Obituaries will be taken up to 2 p.m. on Monday, November 19 5 Immokalee Bulletin November 8, 2012 The Take Stock in Children program of Collier County/Immokalee will be one of many programs across the state to present its second annual “Strides For Education” 5K W alk/Run at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Collier County School District Administration Center, located at 5775 Osceola Trail in Naples. The statewide effort will raise funds to educate and provide an opportunity for Florida’s low-income and deserving students through college scholarships. The “Strides For Education” 5K Walk/Runs w ill also take place simultaneously in 18 counties across the state including Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Lee, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Sarasota and Osceola. “Take Stock in Children’s ‘Strides For Education’ 5K is the perfect way to involve the local community in our efforts to help raise funds for our students who have the desire to earn a post-secondary degree,” says Heather Meech, event program manager with The Immokalee Foundation, the lead agency for Take Stock in Children of Collier County/ Immokalee. “Our goal is to continue raising awareness for the program and grow each y ear so that we may support and empower more deserving students toward achieving their life ambitions.” Take Stock in Children aims to have a few thousand participants statewide as a part of the fundraising effort. With rising tuition costs and signi cant increases of other college-related expenses, children throughout Florida are struggling more than ever to achieve their dreams of a post-secondary education. Take Stock in Children’s “Strides For Education” 5K Walk/Run is open to all individuals, families, companies, schools and local organizations. Registration is $25 per person, with all proceeds to bene t Take Stock in Children, a statewide nonpro t organization with a 17-year history of helping lowincome and at-risk youth break the cycle of poverty by providing scholarships, mentors and hope. Take Stock in Children of Collier County/Immokalee currently serves 122 students in grades 7-12 annually and 66 students in college. Participants, volunteers and sponsors are currently being sought to help with the statewide effort. As an of cial Walk/Run sponsor, individuals can join a host of major companies who support the mission of Take Stock in Children. State sponsors to date include AT&T, Berkowitz Pollack & Brant, Comcast, CorrectChemo, Florida Blue, Florida Community Bank, Florida Crystals, Florida Lottery, GE Foundation, Helios Education Foundation, Jamaica Bearings Company, Macy’s, Pollo Tropical, Provenance Wealth Advisors, Staples, Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, Tire Kingdom and William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust. Local sponsors include Arthrex, Fifth Third Bank, Jaguar of Naples and Porsche of Naples, Kevin Johnson and Wayne Meland with Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, Lipman Produce and Texas Roadhouse to name a few. To get involved as a participant, volunteer or sponsor, call 239-430-9122 or visit www.give.takestockinchildren.org and select Collier/ Immokalee. Take Stock in Children is a nonpro t organization with a solid history of providing mentors, educational scholarships and hope for Florida’s low-income and at-risk youth. The organization has provided educational support and college scholarships for over 18,000 children in partnership with more than 800 public schools throughout 67 counties in Florida. It is the only scholarship and mentoring program with the mission of breaking the cycle of poverty through education, and has attained a high school graduation rate of 92 percent in Florida (as compared to Florida’s average graduation rate of 76 percent). The program’s multi-year commitment to students and their comprehensive program services begin in middle school and continue through high school graduation and into college. Special emphasis is placed on student accountability and speci c measurable outcomes. Take Stock in Children students pledge to meet with their assigned mentor once a week, maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and remain drug and crime free. Upon successful high school graduation, as a ful llment of their contractual agreement, students are then awarded a college scholarship to any college, universit y or vocational school in the state of Florida. To learn more about Take Stock in Children, call 888-322-4673 or visit www.takestockinchildren.org. TSIC program presents second 5K ‘Strides’ event Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ TIFTIF students Juan Pablo Garza and Marco Hernandez craft furniture for 2012 CCC auction.


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Garage/ Yard SalesNAPLES Waterways of Naples, November 10, 2012, 8 am to 1 pm. Community Garage Sale, Waterways of Naples, gates open 8 am to 1 pm. Waterways is located on Immokalee Road 10 miles east of I75. 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. Special Notice Filled With Our Gratitude at Thanksgiving At this season of re”ection, our hearts are full, as we count our many blessings including the friendship of people like you! We hope you enjoy a marvelous and meaningful celebration with the ones you love, and we look forward to serving you again, soon!This paper will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23. The paper will be on the street a day early, Wednesday, November 21. But in order to do this we have to move up our deadlines: Display ads are due by 5pm on Thursday, November 15. Classi“ed ads & legal ads are due by noon Friday, November 16. Obituaries will be taken up to 2 p.m. on Monday, November 19 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeDRIVERS: $2,000.00 Sign-On Bonus! Top Pay, Bene ts, Miles, Great Home Time & More! Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854. TEACHER (Infant) Immokalee Child Care Center has an opening for Infant Teacher position. Must have a two year degree in early childhood. Email resume to: Immokaleechild@aol.com How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž 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/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. 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 Apartments ApartmentsESPERANZA PLACE Affordable 1Br and 2Br 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. 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Sell it sooner in the classifieds For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE COFFO Board meeting to be held: Where: 778 West Palm Drive Florida City, FL 33034 When: Friday, November 16th 2012 Time: 2pm 430187 IB 11/8/2012 7 Immokalee Bulletin November 8, 2012 READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY. No wonder newspaper readers have more fun! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! On Friday, Nov. 16, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, guests will have the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child when The Immokalee Foundation hosts its 2012 Charity Classic Celebration dinner and auction – a charity event that provides benefactors the opportunity to underwrite important life and educational opportunities that will help TIF students learn, grow and succeed. The theme of this year’s event encourages guests to follow the “Pathways to Success” and better understand the foundation’s mission to provide educational opportunities that make aspirations come true for the youth of Immokalee. One hundred percent of funds raised during the event’s unique Fund A Dream auction will bene t TIF students, and all contributions are 100 percent tax deductible. The auction is organized into speci c categories that provide students with opportunities to advance beyond their wildest dreams – experiences such as taking a trip to our nation’s capital, attending a summer camp in New England or attending their rst professional baseball game. Donors may even provide students with college scholarships, literacy enhancement, career development, access to technology and experiences to build leadership and life skills. Other highlights of the event include an extraordinary dinner presented by Executive Sous Chef Maxime Kien of The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, a magni cent silent auction and reception, special live auction with items sure to excite the crowd, big-band entertainment and dancing. Also on hand will be TIF students sharing their experiences and getting to know their benefactors. Golfers will also help change the lives of students involved in TIF during the 2012 Charity Classic Pro-Am golf tournament Monday, Nov. 12, at Bay Colony Golf Club in Naples. The seventh annual fundraising event will pair 24 of the world’s greatest golfers with Naples’ most philanthropic players. Mark Lye, PGA Tour professional and Golf Channel analyst, has once again recruited professionals from the LPGA, PGA Tour, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour. Along with Mark Lye, the lineup includes gol ng greats Russ Cochran, Brad Bryant, Gene Sauers, Chip Beck, Briny Baird, Michael Bradley, Mike Hulbert, Craig Perks, Steve Flesch, Bobby Clampett, Brian Gay, Blaine McCallister, Wayne Levi, Frank Nobilo, Cindy Rarick, Kris Tschetter and Curt Byrum, with more to be announced. Presenting sponsor for the 2012 Charity Classic Celebration and Pro-Am is Kevin Johnson and Wayne Meland with Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management. Additional sponsors are Fifth Third Bank, founding sponsor; and GE Foundation, corporate matching sponsor. Hope Society sponsor is Arthrex. The Empowerment Circle sponsor is Kelly Tractor/CAT. Naples Illustrated is the corporate media sponsor. The Education Circle sponsor is Jaguar of Naples and Porsche of Naples. Jewelry Sponsor is Provident Jewelry. Ticket prices for the Charity Classic Celebration dinner and auction are $550 per guest; tables are available at $5,000 for 10 and $6,000 for 12. Entry fees for the Pro-Am tournament begin at $5,000. All Pro-Am golfers will receive tickets to the Charity Classic Celebration dinner and auction. Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are also available. The Immokalee Foundation has a range of programs that focus on building Pathways to Success through college and career development, direct scholarships, mentoring and tutoring, and opportunities for broadening experiences and life skills development. To learn more about the Charity Classic Celebration, volunteering as a mentor or for additional information, contact The Immokalee Foundation at 239-430-9122, email info@ immokaleefoundation.org or visit www. immokaleefoundation.org. 2012 Charity Classic to bene t Immokalee students Four-year olds in the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program at Immokalee Housing and Family Services’ Community Center had the opportunity to learn water safety techniques at the Immokalee Aquatics Center in October 2012. For two weeks, 32 children from IHFS participated in SWIM Central sponsored by the Safe & Healthy Children’s Coalition. The Safe & Healthy Children’s Coalition in partnership with the Early Learning Coalition of SW Florida, Collier County Parks and Recreation, YMCA, Greater Marco Island YMCA and City of Naples River Park Aquatic Center launched the highly successful SWIM Central program in March 2012. This is a curriculum-based program with guidelines speci c to water safety. The SWIM Central Program targets children ages 3-5 years attending child care centers in economically disadvantaged areas. Supervised by professional aquatic directors and staffed with quali ed instructors and lifeguards, SWIM Central provides a series of ten 30-minute lessons over a two-week period. Each session begins with an evaluation of each child’s water safety skills. After an initial evaluation, the children are split into groups and work individually to develop water safety skills at their own pace. There is a maximum ratio of one instructor for every 6 children, but generally the ratio is much lower and all children receive individualized attention. At the end of the session, the children are evaluated again. Not only do the children learn a life saving skill, they also start to develop a healthy relationship with the water that can open doors of opportunity. “Drowning is the leading cause of death for children ages one to four in Collier County. It’s silent, happens quickly and is 100% preventable,” asserts Executive Director, Paula DiGrigoli. Water safety lessons have been proven to decrease the risk of a child being a victim of drowning. The more children who learn this lifesaving skill, the more we can reduce the number of drowning incidents in Collier County. “We are grateful that our children had the opportunity to participate in this program. They had a great time, but more importantly, they learned a skill that could one day save their lives,” says Kelley Nellius, Director of Community Programs and Services at IHFS. “We hope to offer this program to our children every year.” For additional information on the Immokalee Housing & Family Services VP K programs or 10-day water safety classes please contact Susan Golden at 239-6578333. VPK students learn water safety Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ IHFSImmokalee Housing and Family Services VPK students learned a lot about water safety and even some new swimming techniques during their visits to the Immokalee Aquatic Center last month. The young swimmers ages 3-5 took lessons from professional swim instructors during 30 minute sessions.


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