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BUY A NEW 2012 F150 SUPER CREW AND GET UP TO $6500 CASH BACK FROM FORD.*GET A $60 MAIL-IN REBATE WHEN YOU BUY FOUR SELECT TIRES.**See dealer for details. Images are for illustration purposes only. Offers end 11/30/12. No Dealer Fee! xxxday, xxx xx, 20xx V ol. xx No. xxx See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads by Richard L. HeersA number of citizens of Immokalee representing the diversity of the community of Immokalee gathered at the Community Park on 1st Street North on November 14, 2012 to meet with the artist and architect who are assisting in developing the style and design of the new plaza being planned through the CRA ledership. Its executive director, Penny Phillippi. Artist Renzos Aviles and architect David Corban led most of the lively discussion with the community members. The advertised meeting was held in order to give the community added input to the layout and design of the project that will be located at the northwest intersection of Main Street (CR 29) and First Street. Discussion centered around the colors, the design and the components of the plaza that would re ect the character of our Latin American/Central and South American/Caribbean citizenry of our community. Important to those in attendance were the colors, and brickwork with a center large fountain that would not only be seen as an object of beauty, but which would also have the sound of the cascading water creating a peaceful ambiance. The idea is that it would dra w individuals and families to stroll, sit, or even perhaps purchase goods from street vendors. The possibility was discussed of having individual or families or even businesses purchase memorial bricks/pavers to be used in the plaza. Other meetings will be held and advertised through this paper and the Interagency Council. All residents of Immokalee are encouraged to participate in this exciting venture that will last for generations. It is conceivable that the project could be completed by the fall of 2013. First Main Street Plaza taking shape Submitted photo/ Rick HeersImmokalee CRA Executive Director Penny Phillippi assists artist Renzos Aviles in revealing plans for the rst downtown community plaza. Thursday, November 22, 2012 V ol. 45 No. 45 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads by Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin Education is for everybody and it involves everybody. For instance, at rst glance grocery stores and elementary schools don't seem to have that much in common. But, as members of the same community, essentially they have the same goals. Winn-Dixie depends on Immokalee residents for its success through its customers and as employees. Students are in the beginning phase of becoming good citizens, family members and employees. So for the new store director of WinnDixie, David Dawson, to reach out to Highlands Elementary in the Principal for a Day program isn't as incongruous as it may seem. This Collier County School Board program reaches out to communty leaders as hands-on partners in education. Highlands Principal Valerie Wenrich spent last Thursday showing her school to Mr. Dawson, giving him and inside view of how Highlands is preparing youngsters for the future both theirs and Immokalee's. Mr. Dawson accepted the transfer to the Immokalee store just about four months ago. Since that time he's already stirred things up in the community. "You're all the buzz," Ms. Wenrich told him. Innovative and quick to get involved in the community, Mr. Dawson said he has been in the grocery business for 17 years, starting at just 16 and has business experience going back to age 12, working in his father's pet shop. He has recently come on the board of directors at the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce and is eager to help grow its current 60 members to the From eggplant to education: Principal for a day Rick Heers Award One by One Leadership Foundation has a few free reservations available for its rst-ever Community Service Award Banquet to honor Rick and Judy Heers for their 25 y ears of service to the Immokalee Community. The free banquet ( ve-course dinner provided) is scheduled for Friday evening, November 30 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the iTECH. Members of their family will be present along with scores of other guests. Special music will be provided by their daughter, Mrs. Becca Perez. In order to make reservations, y ou must either call John Lawson, Executive Director of One by One at 239.248.5857 or email him at Lawsonjohn@earthlink.net, and con rm how many guest will be attending with you. Happy Thanksgiving Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantHighlands Elementary Principal for a Day Dave Dawson of Winn-Dixie and Principal Wenrich sits with sixth grade team members Brenda Day, Christine Foreman as Adam Fleenor presents test results and the team discusses how their teaching methods could be adjusted to improve them.See Principal Page 2
2 Immokalee Bulletin November 22, 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 Thursdays publication. 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All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledge 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. target of 150. I want people to want to shop at WinnDixie. He said the Immokalee store is the only main grocery chain in Immokalee and is the #1 store in the district in gross money. He added that he is striving for a family, community atmosphere at the store. Coming to Immokalee was a huge change for him, Mr. Dawson said, although he was born and raised in Florida, but that hasnt stopped him from jumping right in. Hes already becoming known for his community outreach in events like the Halloween Trunk or Treat, a scavenger hunt for students and Highlands Fall Festival. He said hes also planning to start WIC training for the community to teach families how to make the most of the program. He has a real af nity for children, it was apparent as he went about the school, talking to teachers and interacting with students. I love being involved with kids. I love the smiles, he said, with a big grin of his own. He added that being Principal for a Day, being with kids, helps me learn to be softer dealing with managers and employees, especially the younger ones. Hes also looking for ways to have educational events like science and math days at the store. Highlands Principal Valerie Wenrich applauds Mr. Dawsons efforts to support education at his store. She feels that out of building experiences are good for kids, expanding their view of the world and themselves. She said experience outside their normal life makes students better able to see their own role in the world. It may also provide time for some o f them to just be kids. Many kids are forced b y circumstance to take on adult responsibilities. They are their parents translators and help them navigate their strange new home in innumerable ways. Sometimes, they just need time to be kids. Ms. Wenrich has been principal at Highlands Elementary for one year and has been in education for 19 years. She also nds it bene cial to look for unorthodox ways o f teaching and connecting with students. She was even willing to man the dunk tank at the Fall Festival. Seeing your principal halfdrowned makes her more approachable to adults as well as little ones. As a Title 1 school, Highlands continuously seeks to improve. Everything is a wor k in progress, with teachers willing to respond to the information uncovered by this ongoing examination, which focuses on nding the best way to get the subject matter to each child. Teacher committees sift through results from testing gleaned from Collier Count y School District tests, discussing the possible reasons behind the data exactly what and how the students are learning; if they did not learn, they look for the reasons why and deduce how the subject matter can better be taught. Teachers are ready to reinforce regular lessons and change plans as it becomes necessary. Theyre ready to see the aws in their methods and adjust them to make the most of their skills Principal Continued From Page 1 By Joe LandonHere we are giving thanks on this Thanksgiving Day. As we re ect on whats really important in life the many things we should be thankful for from where I sit in the districts Communications & Community Engagement Department, I nd there is so much to give thanks for: The voters of Collier County: Thank you for your overwhelming approval of our Referendum on General Election Day. Our students thank you for thinking of them when voting. Our Immokalee students attending our high school, middle school, ve elementary schools and iTECH: We are grateful for your thirst for knowledge and desire to learn, and for giving all of us who work in our schools and district of ces much joy and a reason for being. Our students parents/guardians and families: Without your support our schools wouldnt be able to do what they do. Thanks for being there for your children our students. Our teachers: You de nitely put students rst! Thank you for your daily commitment to giving your all to your students as you heed the call to serve in the noblest profession. All school and district staff: The support that you provide to our schools and our students is absolutely essential to the learning thats taking place in the classroom each day. Our principals and leadership teams: You truly have the best interest of our students at heart. Our school volunteers: We very much appreciate the gift of the time you give to our students and schools in so many ways. You are part of our team! Our School Board Members: We appreciate the direction you provide as policymakers and members of the districts governance team along with our Superintendent. Our Superintendent: Thanks, Dr. Patton, for your energy, passion, and wisdom. Thanks for all of the enhancements you have brought our way in the year and a half you have been here. The Immokalee Bulletin: Thanks for providing this wonderful communications opportunity. You: Thanks for reading our Students First columns each week as you show an interest in learning more about whats taking place in your schools and your school district. Students First The Numbers CountCollier County sheriff, Kevin Rambosk deems the 287g agreement that he signed with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) three years ago, a success. This agreement was to primarily arrest and deport undocumented criminals from our area, but is this actually happening? In de ning the success of the program, the sheriff only points out that the program has led to the deportation of many undocumented criminals without giving speci c numbers. The sheriff and his surrogates have not said what percent of the undocumented that have been deported as a result of 287g are actually criminals. Many of us in the community suspect that up to 80% of the over 2,000 undocumented that have been deported are not criminals. I f this is true, the 287g agreement has not been adhered to. If the sheriff cannot provide these gures perhaps I.C.E. will be able to do so, since they also signed the 287g agreement that is supposed to primarily deport undocumented criminals. Juan Puerto, M.D Letter to the Editor The Rotary Club of Naples North presents the 5th annual All-Star Football Classic, which will be hosted by Barron Collier High School on Thursday, Dec. 13. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $5.00 and are available at the gate. Parking is $5 and includes a game program. The game provides scholarship opportunities for Collier County graduating seniors attending Edison State College, Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology and other worthy community projects. The North All-Star Squad will include Immoalee.. Tickets for the banquet are available for the parents of the athletes at $35.00. Players can contact their head football coach for details about ordering tickets. Turkey Hoops For the second year, basketball is added to the Thanksgiving weekend list of things to do as locals gather to play a little friendl y basketball. The 2nd Annual Turkey Hoops basketball game hosted by the Greater Immokalee Front Porch will tip-off on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 7:15 p.m., at the Gym located at Immokalee Sports Complex, 505 Escambi a Street. Doors open at 6 p.m. All co-ed players from 19701996 are welcome. For additional information or to signup for a team, contact Wilson Toot Rile y at 239.867.1394 or Sylvester Williams at 239.324.1497. Football bene t, bball coming up
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! 3 Immokalee Bulletin November 22, 2012 Collier County, FL-November 16, 2012: The Collier County Canvassing Board met today and certi ed the of cial results of the November 6, 2012 General Election. At this point, all absentee and provisional ballots cast in Collier County have been reviewed by the Canvassing Board. The results include ballots cast in person during early voting and Election Day, as well as valid absentee and provisional ballots. Of the 180,560 eligible Collier County voters, 150,346 or 83.27 percent participated in the General Election by casting their ballot. Ballots Cast Total: 150,346 Ballots Cast Absentee: 48,646 Ballots Cast Early Voting: 52,290 Ballots Cast Election Day: 49,089 Ballots Cast Provisional: 321 In compliance with the Florida law, the Collier County Canvassing Board will conduct a manual audit of election results at the Supervisor of Elections of ce on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. The manual audit is open for public observation. The audit requires that the Canvassing Board randomly select one contest and one precinct to be manually audited. At its meeting today the Board randomly selected the following race and precinct: Seat 2 Heritage Greens CDD, Precinct 310. State of cials will of cially certify Florida's statewide results on November 20th. For more information, visit www.CollierVotes.com or contact the Supervisor of Elections of ce at (239) 252-8450. General Election results of cially certi ed Fort Myers, Fla. (Nov. 15. 2012) PACE Center for Girls of Lee County will host a Holiday Golf Classic on Friday, Dec. 7, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. to bene t the organization's capital campaign for a new building. Presented by The Martel Agency and Patricia Bell, the tournament will take place at Riverbend Golf & County Club, an executive par three course, at 6270 River Club Court in North Fort Myers. Registration begins at 1 p.m. with a shot gun start at 2 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities start at $600 and individual golfers can play for $75. "This is a fun tournament for those who just want to have fun on the green," shares Christin Collins, PACE board member, "It's best ball, so non-golfers are welcome. Glori ed minature golf is what we are going for here." An after-party will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Southern Waters located at 16400 Williams Road in North Fort Myers with BBQ catered by Reuben's Catering, live music by The Killa-watts, dancing and silent auction. Dinner only registration is available for $35. To sign-up or learn more visit wwww. pacecenter.org/lee or call or Melissa Cofta at (239) 425-2366 ext. 25. PACE Center for Girls is dedicated to providing girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. PACE Lee is funded by the Department of Juvenile Justice, The School District of Lee County, Lee County Human Services, United Way of Lee County, grants and corporate and private donations. For more information about PACE, visit www.pacecenter.org/lee. Pace invites you to fore' for a cause NAPLES, FL., -November 13, 2012 Ave Maria Development announces this year's line-up at the annual Celebration of Lights event to be held on Friday, November 30 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Performances will include the Immokalee High School Marching Band, Barron Collier High School Drum Line, Palmetto Ridge High School Jazz Band and Orchestra, Cypress Palm Middle School Choir, Estates Elementary Choir, and Rhodora J. Donahaue Academy Choir, among others. The evening will kick-off with a parade at 6:00 pm followed by a variety of performances in the Town Center. Back again by popular demand an outdoor ice skating garden for kids of all ages! Complimentary skates will be available. After a spin on the ice, stroll through the Town Center to enjoy festive food and drinks including a wine bar and hot chocolate and shopping at the local boutiques. Outdoor fun continues all night long at the mechanical snowboard simulator and in atable Twister, bounce house, rock wall, and snow globe photos with Santa Claus. With starry winter skies above, guests can dance to a local deejay, listen to local youth choirs and jazz bands, and enjoy an old-fashioned holiday gathering. This event is free and open to the public. The Town of Ave Maria has been designed as a hometown for the 21st century, a place where residents of different generations and backgrounds can nd all they need to live life to the fullest schools, shopping, employment opportunities, recreational facilities, and more. In addition, the presence of Ave Maria University offers educational and cultural experiences unlike any other in the area. At its build out, it will include 11,000 residences in its 4,000 acres. Ave Maria is located at the intersection of Oil Well and Camp Keais Roads in Eastern Collier County. The main entrance, on Oil Well just west of Camp Keais, leads to the Town Center. For more information, please visit www. avemaria.com or call 239-352-3903. A ve Maria event to feature school performances On Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Collier County Parks and Recreation will host Snowfest, celebrating 27 years of fun in the snow. What started in 1985 with just ve tons of snow and a few hundred people, Snowfest is now Collier County's largest community event, attracting over 15,000 people to play in 100 tons of snow. No matter what the "real" weather is snow will be in Collier County's forecast for Saturday, December 1. Activities include toboggan snow hills, ice-skating rink, Santa's workshop, festive foods, and a full-scale carnival. Come to Golden Gate Community Park, 3300 Santa Barbara Boulevard. Gate Admission: $2 per person; children three and under free. Parking: Calusa Park Elementary, 4600 Santa Barbara Boulevard, Berkshire Commons at Radio Road & Santa Barbar a Boulevard. Free shuttles to the event will be available. For more information visit www.snowfestnaples.com, or call (239) 252-4000. Annual Snowfest coming up Dec. 1 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has rescinded prev iously issued executive orders that established special restrictions on portions of the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor, Holey Land and Rotenberger Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs). The order, which takes effect immediately, once again permits normal public access to these WMAs, which lie in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. For updated closure and reopening information, you may visit MyFWC.com/DisasterPlan and click on "Open/Closed Status of FWC Of ces and FWC-managed Areas." If you have additional questions, please call the FWC's South Regional Of ce at 561625-5122. Regulations speci c to the wildlife management areas can be viewed at MyFWC. com/Hunting. Normal public use resumes for Everglades area WMAs Your community directory is a click away! newszap.com Free Speech Free Ads
HERES MY CARDKeep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping needs. 4 Immokalee Bulletin November 22, 2012 by Richard RiceKenn Visser, Englewood Rotarian, explained the Water One mobile puri cation process and project to local Rotarians at our weekly meeting on November 14. "We feel that Water One has possibly come up with the life-saving solutions for treating contaminated water, Visser said. Ensuring clean drinking water is a growing global crisis, and it's getting worse every day, with more than one billion people on our planet lacking access to fresh drinking water, and almost half of them are children," he added. Bringing safe, clean drinking water to people's homes and to victims of disaster, in short, to anywhere it is needed around the world, is the key for reversing the endless cycle of misery that affects so many, should be of importance to all who have a good supply of drinking water available to them on a daily basis, Visser said. And, that is precisely the mission of Water One. "As a Water One Company, bringing clean water to the world is what Water Solutions is all about. We have been in a leader in water treatment, developing and designing systems that make water from any source right for every use, and have been doing it since 1969," Visser said. "We are capable of purifying up to 2,520 gallons of water per da y with this system, and that amounts to just pennies per gallon," added Visser. Rotary's involvement came about shortl y after the earth-quake in Haiti during talks with then District Governor, Don Thomas. Don saw the demonstration and expressed a desire to see what could be done for this devastated country. "We took the issue to company of cials, who came back and said, We will donate one Self Contained Mobile Water Puri cation System to your relief effort.'" District 6960 said they liked the idea and wanted to continue the effort, but only on a sustaining commitment, and has been able to provide two additional systems, and is now working on the third. (The rst portable machine was installed in a orphanage in Haiti.) "Thus far we've received commitments for $5,000 of the $7,500 necessary to fund a portable machine like the one we have on display here," Visser said. They asked the Immokalee Rotary Club to consider assisting with the remaining $2,500, or at least a portion of it." They thanked the club for the opportunity to present their case, and stated that they believe the Immokalee club will want to join them in this effort of clean water for everyone. For more information please contact their of ce at (239) 425-6100 or visit their website: http://www.wateroneinc.com/mps.php. Clean water is one of the six areas of focus that Rotary International has listed for local clubs to get involved in throughout the world. It includes: 1)Peace and con ict prevention/resolution, 2) Disease prevention and treatmen, 3) Water and sanitation, 4) Maternal and child health, 5) Basic education and literacy, and 6) Economic and community development. The Rotary Club of Immokalee meets at the i-Tech Center at 508 North 9th Street, each Wednesday at 12:15 pm. For more information, please visit the Immokalee Rotary Club website: http:/ / immokaleerotary.org/ Worldwide water puri cation is now a Rotary priority It's a rst for Florida, and for the Southwest Florida region. Edison State College is the rst to offer "Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist" continuing education course. Recent legislative changes now allow dental hygienists to be certi ed to administer anesthesia to patients. Classes begin November 30, 2012 and continue through January 5, 2013. Tuition is $1500. For more information call (239) 433-6963 or email: email@example.com. This course is designed through 30hours of online study and 30-hours of clinical preparation for licensed dental hygienists to administer local anesthesia. The clinical component of the course is structured into two parts: an 18-hour onsite clinical component at the College and 12-hours of observing a Florida licensed dentist administer local anesthetic in a private practice setting. Upon completion of the 60-hour course, the dental hygienist seeking a certi cate to administer local anesthesia must apply to the Department of Health, remit an application fee, and submit veri cation of successful completion of a 60 hour course (30hour didactic and 30-hour clinical) in the administration of local anesthesia. Edison State rst provider for new dental hygienist course November 19, 2012 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA Edison State College is the only state-approved program in Southwest Florida to offer this State-required Nurse Remedial course. This is an intensive program of 96 hours of didactic and clinical experiences designed for the Registered Nurse and LPN reentering the work force and the Graduate Nurse in need of remediation. Classes are held on Saturdays and clinical hours are scheduled on weekends. The 2013 Classes begin January 19th on the Collier Campus and on February 2nd on the Lee Campus. The curriculum includes a comprehensive review of anatomy, psychology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, the nursing process and current trends in nursing. Emphasis is placed on the National Patient Safety Goals and how these goals improve the delivery of safe patient care. Lectures, home studies, skills lab and acute hospital clinical experiences are all provided in a relaxed atmosphere to promote learning. Edison State College has partnered with local hospital facilities to ensure the best possible learning experience in the clinical environments. All 96 required clinical hours are prescheduled and provide clinical experience in medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, geriatric nursing and psychiatric nursing. This program provides theoretical instruction and clinical application in personal, family, and community health concepts; nutrition; human growth and development throughout the life span; body structure and function; interpersonal relationship skills; mental health concepts; pharmacology and administration of medications; and legal aspects of practice. This program also provides theoretical instruction and clinical application in interpersonal relationships and leadership skills; professional role and function; and health teaching and counseling skills. For more information and to register, call Terry Grodzki at 239-433-6963. Edison State offers only state approved Nurse Remedial ProgramProgram available on Naples and Fort Myers campuses Registration for Spring 2013 classes at Edison State College has opened to the general public. There are three Spring terms offered: Full Spring Semester classes begin January 9, 2013 Spring A Semester classes begin January 9, 2013 Spring B Semester classes begin March 12, 2013 For more information about registering for classes please visit www.edison.edu/future. To request more information about classes at Edison State College, visit www.edison. edu/requestinfo. EC opens Spring registration Submitted photo/ Richard RiceKenn Visser.
5 Immokalee Bulletin November 22, 2012 Submitted photoFirst Assembly Ministries Hunger Challenge OutreachSaturday, November 17, was a joyful and giving day for the college students of First Assembly Ministries of Immokalee and Ft Myers First Assembly. Both ministries teamed up together to raise funds for turkeys and also received many donations of all sorts of food for the boxes that were delivered to over 20 families in the community. There were also boxes of food along with turkeys that were given out at First Assembly Ministries of Immokalee. We would like to extend a grateful heart and thank you to the following for their support and donations: B & L Hardware, Raynors Seafood, Publix of Ave Maria, Lipman Produce, Judy Ramirez, First Assembly Ministries of Immokalee, First Assembly of Ft Myers and others who contributed. All in the name of Jesus! With one out of ve children in America not knowing when they will eat their next meal, Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. has launched the Winn-Dixie Hunger Relief program in all stores during the holiday season until Dec. 25, Winn-Dixie is asking its customers to help make a difference in one of two ways: By generously donating any amount they choose at the point of checkout though easy-to-use tear pads/scan sheets found at the register By purchasing specially-marked WinnDixie brand products, including water, coffee, diapers and condiments, whose manufacturers have generously donated to this program All dollars raised by tear pads/scan sheets w ill go directly to local Feeding Americaaf liated food banks, including the Harry Chapin Food Bank, which in turn will prov ide nutritious, fresh foods to people struggling with hunger. For every dollar donated, W inn-Dixie customers will help neighbors in need. Among others, the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Flroida in Fort Myers will bene t from community donations. Winn-Dixie and the Harry Chapin Food Bank are also asking customers to further the cause by helping spread the word through social media. Twitter users are encouraged to follow @WinnDixie and use the hash tag #Tweet2Eat when they donate in stores or share the cause with their followers. Follow Winn-Dixie on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news on donation efforts and updates. About Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida The Harry Chapin Food Bank solicits, collects and stores quality food for distribution to families in need through a network of 160 nonpro t agencies in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties that provide food to more than 30,000 people monthly. Over 1 million pounds of food are distributed by the Harry Chapin Food Bank monthly. For every dollar donated, about $6 in food value goes back to the community. In the past scal year, the Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed more than 15 million pounds of food and other grocery items valued at more than $24.9 million. This is roughly the equivalent of 12.5 million meals to people in need. About Winn-Dixie Winn-Dixie is a subsidiary of BI-LO Holding, which is the ninth-largest traditional supermarket chain in the United States. Under the banner names of BI-LO and Winn-Dixie, the company employs 63,000 team members who serve customers in 689 grocery stores and 483 in-store pharmacies throughout the eight southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. BI-LO and Winn-Dixie are well-known and well-respected regional brands with deep heritages, strong neighborhood ties, proud histories of giving back, talented and loyal team members, and strong commitments to providing the best possible quality and value to customers. For more information, please visit www.bi-lo.com and www.winn-dixie. com. Hunger Relief Campaign asks community to help those in need Job Fair Tipsby Matt KindermannI have recently been on the employer side of two job fairs and several interviews, and I know the job fair is a routine topic in this column but, there are a lot of preparation that goes into attending one to ensure you make a positive lasting impression. First, unlike a traditional interview where the employer has reviewed your application and knows you are quali ed for the position, a job fair is like a reverse application process, and it is all about personality. Many employers have similar complaints about candidates; they dress provocatively, or too relaxed, they overdo the cologne or perfume, they do not look them in the eye and they ramble during simple questions. You should wear business casual clothes, slacks and a nice shirt for both men and women will suf ce, without showing any cleavage or too much skin. Keep jewelry to a two piece minimum, and keep the scents to a low roar. No one should smell you, either good or bad! Approach the employer with a smile and rm handshake while looking them in the eye and introducing yourself with your name and a brief background. Tell them you are interested in their company and ask what their open positions are. Relate anything that interests you to your own background. Do not ask what they have for you, this is about what you have to offer them. While standing in lines, do not appear bored or impatient. They can see you mingling and will make a mental note of how personable you appear, so that when you make it to their table they already have an impression about you. Employers want to know you will engage their customers in a friendly and professional manner and you should conduct yourself at a job fair as if you were already working the oor for them. For more tips, see Connie at the LaBelle of ce and she will give you a job fair tip sheet.Southwest Florida Works is the regional state workforce board for Hendry, Glades, Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties. For job search assistance or employer support, speak with an employment representative nearest you by going to www.sw works.org and click on "Locations." Matthew Kindermann
MIRA VERDEHOLIDAY MOVE IN SPECIALPay no Application fee for November or December FIRST MONTH FREE!! 2 BEDROOMS AT $364.00 PER MONTH 3 BEDROOMS AT $411.00 PER MONTH 4 BEDROOMS AT $464.00 PER MONTH**Looking for FARMWORKERS** LOCATED AT: CALL US AT: 6760 Santa Fe North (863)675-3339 LaBelle, FL Give your family the greatest present in the world a nice home!MIRA VERDEESPECIAL DE LAS NAVIDADES!!No pagan por costo de applicacion para Noviembre y Diciembre. PRIMER MES ES GRATIS!! 2 RECAMARRAS A $364.00 POR MES 3 RECAMARRAS A $411.00 POR MES 4 RECAMARRAS A $464.00 POR MES**Buscando TRABAJADORES DE AGRICULTURA.** LOCALIZADOS EN: LLAMENOS AL: 6760 Santa Fe North (863)675-3339 LaBelle, FL Dale a su familia el presente mas mejor del mundo ..un casa bella! CORAL PINES APARTMENTS~ IMMOKALEE ~Apts. 601 to 613 Nassau St., 2BR, Central A/C, heat, carpet, verticals, laundry on premises. Convenient location in quiet residential area. $600 includes water/sewer/trash No Application Fee. Apply at 601 Nassau St. #4 Immokalee or Call 239-694-1951 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com 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. From access to Carl Kuehner Community Center educational and social programs. Must be farm or grove labor employed Pay no more than 30% of your households adjusted monthly income for rent and utilities. Call Rental Of ce at 657-2009 Mon-Fri, 8:00AM-5:00PM 2693 Marianna Way, #308 (TDD 1-800-955-8771) Equal Housing Opportunity For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeBarbers needed. For more info call 863-612-6828 DRIVERS: $2,000.00 Sign-On Bonus! Top Pay, Bene ts, Miles, Great Home Time & More! Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854.LATITE ROOFING & SHEET METAL T he largest roo ng company in Fl. has numerous openings for all types of roofers, laborers, and drivers. Please apply in person Monday-Friday 8:00 AM 4:00 PM 7959 Drew Circle Ft. Myers, Fl. 33912 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! 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. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds 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. Houses RentFarm Worker Village invites you to come home. Available now 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom rental homes, starting as low as $425 per month. You may qualify for Rental assistance. Please Call us at: 239-657-3649 or stop by at 1800 Farm Worker Way. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. 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 Ofce: (863) 675-704 5 1050 Commerce Dr. Suite B. Fax (863) 612-1158 6 Immokalee Bulletin November 22, 2012 Apartments Apartments Apartments For more listings, go to www.newszap.com newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Your community directory is a click away! Reading a newspaper leads you to the best products and services.No wonder newspaper readers earn more money!
IMMOKALEE, Fla. Seminole Casino Immokalee proved to be a barbecue heaven after the weekend-long second annual Pigs in Paradise National Championship BBQ Festival. Food fanatics had a chance to feast on world class barbecue and pick which ribber pleased their taste buds the most. When it was all said and done and over 1,600 votes w ere cast, Big Boned BBQ, of Knoxville, Tenn., was crowned Peoples Choice winner. Our 2nd annual Pigs in Paradise has been a huge success with more than 18,000 people enjoying the weekend-long festivities, said Jim Gibson, director of marketing at Seminole Casino Immokalee. As the entertainment center of Southwest Florida, Seminole Casino is proud to bring world class cookers and another fantastic event to the Paradise Coast. Though every participant in the Pigs in Paradise was renowned for their tasty barbecue favorites, it was Porky N Beans w ho walked away with the most accolades during the weekend with best pulled pork, w hile nishing second in the categories of best sauce, best brisket and best ribs. Johnsons Bar-B-Que and Blazin Broncos BBQ Team nished with three awards, while Big Boned BBQ nished the weekend with two. The celebrity cook-off held on Friday partnered local media personalities with famous barbecue chefs. Each team red up their grills, lathered on the sauce and gave it their all, but it was Leslie Lopez of 105.5 The Beat, paired with Johnsons Bar-B-Que who w on guests over and walked away celebrity cook-off winner. Music fans danced all weekend long as Pigs in Paradise hosted great live entertainment from beginning to end. The Devonshires got the crowd moving Friday night with classic 60s and 70s hits. On Saturday, South Florida native JJ McCoy gave the crowd a country fried performance to remember, followed up by The Chase Rice Band and Grammy-nominated artist Joe Nichols. The weekend was capped with festival patrons getting their last bites of world class barbecue, while enjoying a one-of-a-kind motorcycle show. Motorcycle fans gazed at stunning custom bikes and were treated to performances by Uproot Hootenanny, an Irish folk-inspired cover band; The Nouveaux Honkies, blues, country and R&B duo; and country legend The Charlie Daniels Band to round out a weekend of food, fun and entertainment.About Seminole Casino ImmokaleeOpen 24/7, 365 days a year, Seminole Casino Immokalee is Southwest Floridas premier gaming destination, with 1,200 slots, including Tarzan, Betty Boop and The Hangover. The 75,000-square-foot plus casino offers 34 live tables games, including Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, Texas Hold em Bonus Poker, Blackjack Switch and Spanish 21. Seminole Casino Immokalee participates in the Seminole Players Club Wild Card Rewards Program whereby players earn and redeem points at all Seminole Casinos in Florida. Dining options include 1st Street Deli, Southwest Floridas only authentic New York-style delicatessen. This award-winning restaurant is open 24 hours. The EE-TO-LEET-KE (The Camp) Grill serves up its signature authentic Seminole fry bread and made-fromscratch favorites. The Zig Zag lounge, home of the Zig Zag Girlz, is where the party never ends with nightly live entertainment and no last call. TVs throughout the Zig Zag bar air sporting events and other entertainment. A 10,000-square-foot Event Pavilion seating up to 800 guests is for large entertainment events, such as concerts, weddings, banquets, company outings and privately-held dances. The casino has 1,800 parking spaces. Located at 506 South 1 Street in Immokalee. Seminole Casino Immokalee is easily accessible to all of Southwest Florida via I-75, and Southwest Florida International Airport is only a 45-minute drive from the casino. Located between Miami and Naples, north of Alligator Alley on Highway 846, its ve blocks south of Highway 29. Approximately 30 minutes from Naples and Fort Myers, the casino is a 90-minute drive from Miami and Fort Lauderdale. For more information, call toll-free (800) 218-0007 or visit www.seminoleimmokaleecasino.com or www.facebook.com/seminoleimmokalee. 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 7 Immokalee Bulletin November 22, 2012 Big Boned BBQ Named Grand Champion at Pig in Paradise The holiday season is upon us, which means its time again to gather around the table with loved ones to celebrate another year of life together, of new beginnings and old friends, of triumphs and of the challenges ahead. The holiday table unites us, and reminds us that -no matter how high, or low, our day to day lives may take us -in the end, we always make our way back to those whom we love the most, and when we are with them, the world feels right. Love is the essence of the holidays. Love for our parents and their parents, love for our children and their children. Love for our friends, and love for all men and women with whom we share this fragile world. The holiday table reminds us that, in the end, we are all family, and that we can only truly enjoy the bounties that life gives us if we all enjoy them together, as one. No one knows this better than Publix. Its holiday commercials (right) are a tour de force in touching that place deep inside each of us that loves not just our families and friends, but our fellow man, too, regardless of the divisions that may separate us in our daily lives. Publix commercials never fail to remind us just how much we have to be thankful for, and how powerful an emotion our love can truly be. But love without goodwill is an empty emotion. And, sadly, the holiday season has become an annual reminder that Publix -a company founded by a man, George Jenkins, who famously said the words Dont let making a pro t stand in the way of doing the right thing -is a company that has lost its way. Like any family, the families who own and run Publix gather around their holiday tables and re ect on their joys and struggles. For the families who run Publix, among those joys, year after year, are soaring pro ts. Yet they inexplicably continue to turn their backs on the farmworkers who make those pro ts possible. Check out the CIW website for the powerful new video, A Tale of Two Thanksgivings, and an accompanying online petition to send a holiday message from the Fair Food nation to Publix! This holiday season, ask Publix to join us at the Fair Food table... Naples: Are you a woman in need of nancial assistance for college tuition? Greater Naples AAUW Charitable Foundation, Inc. is now accepting applications for local scholarship candidates. Tuition scholarships are awarded to eligible women seeking an associate or a baccalaureate degree. The Candidate eligibility requirements are: Women 21 years of age or older Currently accepted or enrolled in a program of study at an accredited college or university Resident of Collier or Southern Lee County Demonstrated need for nancial assistance A satisfactory academic record Previous Recipients May Apply An application (.pdf format) is attached. Additionally, students may access our website www.aauwgnb.org for more information and also download an application in (.pdf format). All Application Information Will Be Kept Strictly Con dential. APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 18, 2013. Recipients will be noti ed no later than March 19, 2013 For additional information, please contact: Rose DiBiasi, Chair, Greater Naples AAUW Local Scholarship Committee Phone: 239-254-1371 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Scholarship available for local women
8 Immokalee Bulletin November 22, 2012