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xxxday, xxx xx, 20xx V ol. xx No. xxx See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads One man died in a four-vehicl e crash on SR 29S Tuesday, Nov. 20. The crash occurred at 6:08 a.m. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 54-year-old Sergio Aguilar-Zambrano of LaBelle died in the crash. Mr. Aguilar-Zambrano was stopped at a residential drivewa y at 5985 SR 29, At the same time, Alfredo Gomez, 27, of Immokalee was travelling north in a 1998 Chevy Astro, followed by an unknown vehicle. A 2006 Western Star, driven b y Roger W. Skoglund, 70, of Fort Myers was southbound on SR 29. Mr. Aguilar-Zambrano pulled forward into the path of the Gomez vehicle. The Gomez vehicle’s righ t front struck the left front portion of the Aguilar-Zambrano vehicle, which then rotated clockwis e across the southbound lane and into the path of the Skoglund vehicle, which then struck the Aguilar-Zambrano vehicle, left front to rear. The fourth vehicle was unabl e to stop and struck the Aguilar-Zambrano vehicle with its left front. The Aguilar-Zambrano vehicl e came to rest in the northbound lane of SR 29 facing southwest. The Gomez vehicle ended up in the canal on the west shoulder o f the road and the Skoglund vehicl e came to a nal rest in the northbound left turn lane, facing south. The unknown fourth vehicle ed the scene. Authorities are looking for a white van that may have fron t end damage. Mr. Aguilar-Zambrano was One dead in SR 29 crash Submitted photoWayne and Beverly Pringle Submitted photoOphelia and Rev. Howard Allen Sr. Christmas Around the World: Pringles, Rev. Allen Grand MarshalsThe 20th Anniversary of Christmas around the World Parade and Gala Event selects Wayne and Beverly Pringle as our 2012’ Grand Parade Marshals and Rev. Howard Allen as our 2012’ Co-Parade Marshal. Wayne and Beverly Pringle came to live in Immokalee in February of 1963. The Pringle’s started their careers with the Collier County Public School System in Immokalee. Beverly taught on the Elementary level and Wayne taught Mathmatics at Immokalee High School. The Pringle’s have two sons, Richard and Dean Pringle. Richard is married to April and they have 4 children. Richard is an attorney and he and his family reside in Fort Myers, Florida. Dean is married to Jennifer and they have 3 teenagers. Dean is a Professor at the University of Georgia,and he and his entire family live in Athens, GA. The Pringle’s retired in 2000’ with a combination of 82 years in the CCPS Educational system. During their stay in Immokalee, they have not only been school teachers but they are Cattle rancher and a small Grove owner & Operators. The Pringle’s have enjoyed raising their children in Immokalee, working in Immokalee with all the kids and parents of our community, and they proudly say..”Immokalee is Our Home” and God has richly blessed us. They both are active members of the Friendship Baptist Church.in Immokalee.Pastor Allen Pastor Howard Allen Sr., is the Thursday, November 29, 2012 V ol. 45 No. 46 See Christmas — Page 2 See Fatality — Page 2 by Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin Collier County deputies continue to search for an Immokalee man accused of a shooting Nov. 26, at about 5 p.m. The assault took place near South 5th Street and Delaware Ave. According to CCSO reports, Aldrice Edwangerman Cummings, 29, of Immokalee, is believed to be the assailant. The v ictim, Gerald Colby James, also 29, from LeHigh Acres suffered serious injuries in the attack. When of cers arrived, Mr. James had suffered a gunshot wound to his right hand and right side of his face. He was medighted to Lee Memorial Hospital, but identi ed his attacker. Witnesses stated that a silver 2006 Buick came from the parking lot of 601 W. Delaware Ave. and ran into the back of the victim. The Buick then pulled into the lot at 401 Delaware Ave. and returned to the v ictim and red one gunshot tow ard his head. The Buick then ran over the victim and headed south on South 5th Street. The Buick was located at 507 Doak Ave. However, Cummings w as not found. The victim reportedly refused to cooperate with the investigation, but the search for Cummings continues. Gunman sought


2 Immokalee Bulletin November 29, 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 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. spiritual leader of the Glendale Bible Baptist Church in Immokalee, where he has served the Lord faithfully since 1974. He is the eldest son of Jasper and Odessa Allen and husband to Ophelia Allen. They have been married for 58 years; together they have six children and have adopted or nurtured many others. Rev. Allen and his wife moved to Miami as a young couple in 1955. After living in Miami for several years, and with some encouragement from his wife, be became a member of the Glendale Baptist Church of Miami. With the call from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and under the leadership of Pastor Joe Coates Sr., he came into the ministry in 1971. Howard Allen Sr. was ordained in 1974 at Glendale of Miami. This calling led to start a church in the town of Immokalee. After traveling between Miami and Immokalee for two years, he relocated his entire family to Immokalee in 1976. Rev. Allen began his work with the Collier County Public Schools as a custodian at Immokalee Middle School until he retired. With starting and pastoring a church and having a full time job, you would think that this would be enough to keep most people busy ... not Rev. Allen. While being a pastor andadedicatedemployeehealsoworked on many boards with many civic organizations, all of which had the goals of making Immokalee a better place to live and communicate. With his passion for the community and for kids of the community Rev. Allen has had an in uence on the lives of many. This in uence is based rst and foremost on the foundation of the Bible and secondly, putting young people in a position to have a better direction in life through faith and education. Rev. Allen and his wife are still active with their church and the community. ChristmasContinued From Page 1 transported to Lee Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:30 a.m. There were several passengers in the Gomez vehicle, Maria Sanchez-Domingo, 24, and Irma Sanchez-Domingo, 22, both o f Immokalee, were uninjured. The Florida Highway Patrol requests that anyone with information on this crash contact Cpl. Jeff Rongish at 239-344-1730 ext. 1192 or contact CRIMESTOPPERS to remain anon y mous. FatalityContinued From Page 1 Collier: Every 9 minutes (on average), someone in the United States is infected with HIV. Because of this alarming statistic, on this coming World AIDS Day, December 1, the Collier County Health Department is encouraging everyone to take a free HIV test. An estimated 56,300 Americans each year are newly infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data indicates that there are now over 1.7 million Americans living with HIV, approximately 100,000 people living with HIV in Florida and at least 25 percent of those individuals do not even know that they are HIVpositive. HIV testing is an important step in the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS, which is why the CDC recommends testing. In Collier 1 in 322 Resident is Living with HIV disease 1 in 46 Blacks 1 in 244 Hispanics 1 in 749 Whites December 3-7: Free Rapid HIV testing at the Marion E. Fether Medical Center 8 a.m.-4 p.m. December 5: Free Rapid HIV testing at the Marion E. Fether Medical Center 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Collier Health Department Immokalee December 6: Free Rapid HIV testing at the Marion E. Fether Medical Center 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Collier Health Department Immokalee HIV/AIDS has impacted Collier County for 30 years now, and we have witnessed the infections of over 1,550 of our residents. In 2011 alone, there were over 40 new cases of HIV infection in Collier County. Whether we realize it or not, HIV/AIDS is in our neighborhoods and it affects all of us here in Collier County. For this reason, the HIV/AIDS Network of Collier County (HANCC) is proud to sponsor the following FREE events celebrating World AIDS Day from December 1st through December 7th. All of the sites will be offering Rapid HIV testing with same day results. For more information about these events, please contact Collier County Health Department, 239-252-2683 World AIDS Day is sponsored by the following HANCC members: Collier County Health Dept.Naples: 3339 East Tamiami Trail, Government Center Building H; Call 239 252 8593. Collier County Health Dept.Immokalee: 419 1st Street, Immokalee; Call 239 252 7300. Marion E. Fether Medical Center: 1454 Madison Ave W, Immokalee; Call 239 658 3000. Planned Parenthood of Collier County: 1425 Creech Road, Naples; Call 239 262 8923 ext 322. ICAN: 3400 Radio Rd Unit 108; Call 239 261 0096. World AIDS Day in Collier Editor:Per the subject of our Inter-agency meeting last week, the cover story in Florida Weekly this week explores both 287g and Secure Communities: the two ways that Collier County Sheriff's Of ce is working together with federal immigration to deport community members. Here are a few quotes from it; the rst two are from the CCSO representatives that defended 287g last week at our Inter-agency meeting. "Regardless of what they come in for, if they're foreign born, we're going to interview them. If they come in on a traf c offense or they come in on a murder charge, we don't necessarily care... We're looking at your immigration history." -Lt. Keith Harmon "[T]here are situations when someone with only one or two driving offenses (is subject to removal proceedings). It's rare but it does happen. But in the end, you're here illegally and you committed a crime... I don't understand why in this country that concept is so abhorrent to so many people." -Commander Mike Williams The article mentions that under Secure Communities -whereby ngerprinting in jails is shared with ICE -in Collier Count y far more people were deported for Level 3 crimes (less serious offenses like driving without a license) than Level 1 crimes (felonies). The article also reports that 17 children in Collier County have been placed in foster care because their parents were being held by ICE or had been deported. I'll close with a poignant statement from Dr. Juan Puerto, family doctor in Immokalee, as quoted in the Florida Weekly piece: "In my opinion, breaking up a family is more o f a crime than not having papers when you're in this country." All in all, the article is an informative and distressing read -its in newsstands until tomorrow, I believe, or available online here. Jordan Buckle y Letter to the Editor ATV Ad Hoc Advisory Committee Meeting The All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Park Ad Hoc Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 5:30 p.m. at the Growth Management Division Construction & Maintenance, Main Conference Room, 2885 S. Horseshoe Drive, Naples. For more information contact Community Liaison Connie Deane at 239-252-8365. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or other reasonable accommodations in order to participate in this proceeding, should contact the Collier County Facilities Management Department located at 3335 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, Florida 34112, or 239-2528380 as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event. Such reasonable accommodations will be provided at no cost to the individual. County meeting


Jose Esequiel Barnhart, 82BRADENTON — Jose Esequiel Barnhart, formerly of Immokalee, Fla., passed away on Nov. 24, 2012. Jose was born on Jan. 30, 1930 in Corn Hill, Texas to the late Juan and Antonia (Martinez) Barnhart. He worked as an agricultural contractor and moved to Bradenton in 2012 coming from Immokalee. Jose was predeceased by two brothers, Bernardo and Felipe; and a sister Aurora. He is survived by his three sons, George and Susanna Barnhart of Bradenton, Tony and Esmeralda Barnhart of Alice, Texas, Armando and A ntonia Barnhart of Immokalee; three daughters, Sandy Ruiz of Immokalee, Linda and Lee Collins of Felda, Fla., Paula Barnhart of Ft. Myers, Fla.; brother, Lee Barnhart of Rainersv ille, Texas; sister, Maria and Aldolfo Cortinas of Houston, Texas; 16 grandchildren and 20 greatgrandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, 1015 14th St. W., Bradenton. Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com. Obituaries ANNOUNCING We have opened a new location in LaBelle to better serve the Immokalee and Hendry county area. We are a comprehensive Orthopedic and Podiatry of“ce that treats orthopedic needs of the hips, knees, shoulders, ankles and all the joints in between. We treat fractures, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, carpal tunnel, sports medicine injuries, work related injuries, wound care of the foot and ankle, diabetic foot care, and any other general orthopedic and podiatric health problems.Institute for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine David Heligman MD Robert Andrew Follweiler, DO Jeffrey Kleiman DPM 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. DR. LEE SHEWMAKER DR. JL SHEWMAKERLarge and Small Animal Veterinary Care 24-Hour Emergency Service Call (863) 675-2441 3 Immokalee Bulletin November 29, 2012 by Joe LandonVirtually everything is “virtual” today. We truly live in a virtual world, the cyber world, which is certainly a digital world. We depend heavily on today’s technology as we navigate each day. We text, maybe tweet, check Facebook, and most certainly exchange tons of emails. And we rely on the World Wide Web for practically everything. It has been nearly a year now since the school district went “virtual” with yers, which are meant primarily for parents of elementary students. Flyers are now posted now as “virtual” yers on the district Web site at www. collierschools.com. Check them out! It’s easy. Simply go to the home page of the site, click on the green backpack (the virtual yers icon) and voil, you’re there. These are the yers from various community organizations or governmental agencies with offers of some sort of service which is available to your child or news about special events of interest to your child. These are the yers schools used to send home in your child’s weekly envelope or folder. These previously “printed” yers are now the “virtual” yers we’re talking about. What this means for you is, when you go online to do anything – on your smart phone, iPhone, iPad, or work or home computer – you’ll want to take a quick moment to check out the virtual yers. You’ll be able to see all of the yers posted, not just those meant for your child’s school. By posting these yers online, in the virtual world, we are saving a few trees in the regular world – going green, if you will. With 21,000 elementary school students in our 29 elementar y schools districtwide, in the past, each community organization or governmental agency wanting to reach each of their homes would have to print 21,000 copies to be sent home. And for the community organizations or governmental agencies, posting a virtual yer is just about as easy as it is for you to look at the yers. Now the yers containing the vitally important information that you’d expect to be coming directly from your child’s school – yers about homework, school activities, PTA/PTO fundraisers, or permission slips for upcoming eld trips – are still being printed by the school and sent home with your child in that weekly folder or envelope. Nothing has changed for these communications! We realize that not everyone has Internet service on a phone or a computer. That’s why each elementary school has a computer set up in the front of ce for you to use. When visiting the school, just ask to use the computer and go online to see if there’s a posted virtual yer that’s of interest to you. Have a suggestion for improving this process? Please let us know at feedback@collierschools.com. Students First Believe it or not, all eight schools in Immokalee are experiencing a miraculous, positive change in the way children think, plan and perform. The rst annual Leadership Day took place at Miracle Place-Highlands Elementary School last week. Thanks to a great partnership with 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC), Naples Children and Education Foundation (NCEF), the Collier County School District, the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County and the Southwest Florida W orkforce Development Board each day, 1200 students in grades 3-12 nish their school day and enter Miracle Place. All ve elementary schools, the Immokalee Community Charter School, Immokalee Middle and High Schools are grateful recipients of this innovative, exciting program that is truly impacting youth in a very positive manner. Stephen Covey’s powerful book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has been adapted for schools, The 7 Habits of Happy Kids, and 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make, geared for elementary students, and 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens for middle and high school students. It was amazing to see how actively the students were involved in great, creative learning activities that promoted higher level thinking, problem solving, planning and working cooperatively with others. All students seemed to be thrilled with their activities, many of them perhaps unaware that their learning was being expanded in v ery practical ways that would bene t them throughout their lives. One of the great positives that comes out for children in the program is that it helps them to set goals for their future. The seven habits follow: 1. Be proactive-You are in charge 2. Begin with the end in mind-Have a plan 3. Put rst things rst-Work rst, then play 4. Think win-win-Everyone can win 5. Seek rst to understand and then to be understood-Listen before you talk 6. Synergize-Together is better 7. Sharpen the saw-Balance feels best The priority of MIRACLE is to provide reading and STEM academic support for its students, cooperating with school teachers and administrators to support student learning needs, monitors their progress and ensures the program’s continuous improvement through written formative and end-ofyear evaluation reports. Students excitedly shared reports and quickly and politely gave their personal, positive summaries of their involvement in the program. They elect their own “mayor”, vote on laws, apply for jobs in government, nance, education communication, or create their own businesses. One of the best “take homes” was their concern about helping others in their class to be successful. They even responded how to use their lessons to overcome the occasion bully they might come across in or out of school. They can even earn “Miracle Money” to spend on snacks and other items in their store. One afternoon spent shadowing the “Miracle” children in any of the schools will convince any observer of the great value that this program provides for participants. Submitted by Richard L. Heers Miracles happen in Immokalee schools


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! HERE’S MY CARDKeep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping needs. 4 Immokalee Bulletin November 29, 2012 PET VET VACCINATION CLINICDOG & CAT Packs start at $50 with HEARTWORM TEST $60 KITTEN & PUPPY Packs start at $42Save money on your favorite Heartworm and ”ea products such as Revolution, Heartgard, Confortis & FrontlineAll major credit cards accepted Saturday, December 1 from 8 to 9:30 amWALGREENS Submitted photoIHS Boys Cross Country team places at state nalsCongratulations to the Immokalee High School (IHS) Boys Cross Country team as they excelled at the recent state competition. The IHS Indians were the Boys Class 2A Runner Up at the Florida High School Athletic Association’s (FHSAA) Cross Country State Championships held Saturday, November 17, at the Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee. The team was the only public school that placed in the top ve. Career Focus on Tax Preparersby Matt KindermannTax season is almost here and many tax preparation companies are starting to look at their staf ng needs. In fact, you may see signs already alongside the road advertising for job openings from companies you only hear about during this time of the year. A tax preparer is not exactly a career in itself, but makes for a great temporary job for anyone with some nancial experience and a little math skill, no matter your age or background. Bilingual preparers are usually in high demand. Tax preparers are a temporary job by their very nature. Once W-2's go out in January, the tax agencies will slowly see increased customer traf c from early February to the peak in April as people wait to the last minute to le. A tax preparer should expect to work only a few hours a week at the beginning of the season, and be asked to work increasingly longer hours as the season draws to an end. Some things to consider before applying for these positions include the compensation package and the training costs. Most of these positions are paid an hourly rate plus commission, which can be about 2 or 3% of the customer's return. Some customers who will have to pay the IRS, will be charged anywhere from $100 on up, but only a fraction of this will go to the preparer. This pay system encourages the preparers to be as ef cient as possible to nd any available tax credit or deduction in order to get the greatest return, a win-win for customer and preparer. However, most tax preparation companies will require the preparer to pay for a short training class prior to being hired. These classes cost around $100, and are usually not reimbursed upon hire. The company is not obligated to hire you, even if you have paid for the training class, and other tax preparation agencies might not accept a competitors training certi cate because the software is proprietary. Before paying for a class, ask the agency how many preparers they intend to hire as a gage to your odds of being considered. 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." Matt KIndermann Growing up poor limits children's possessions, but not their imaginations. That's proven every year when the children of Redlands Christian Migrant Association sit with their crayons and magic markers to create visions of a Florida Christmas. Oranges hang on Christmas trees. Strawberries bulge from stockings. Palm trees sport Christmas lights. Those images, and many more, go on Christmas cards for sale to the public. All money raised helps RCMA enhance the early education it provides to some 7,000 preschool-age children in Florida farm areas. Even better, it's matched 16:1 through the State of Florida's School Readiness contract with RCMA. Every dollar raised helps prepare children in Florida's low-income farm communities to embrace school and seize its opportunities. Immokalee-based RCMA operates 71 child care centers, including eight in Collier and Lee counties, serving some 900 children. RCMA's headquarters is in Immokalee. You can order RCMA Christmas cards online at www.rcma.org/holidaycards or by calling RCMA's Judy Brill at (800) 282-6540. Her email address is judy@rcma.org. Anyone ordering 100 cards or more can choose an exclusive or specialized design by emailing Sonia Tighe at sonia.tighe@ffva. com or calling her at (813) 975-8377. Images from Florida children


Naples, Fl – Naples, Fl – The David Lawrence Center, Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-pro t mental health and substance abuse treatment facility serving children, adults and families, is pleased to announce the Collier County Board of Commissioners awarded the Center a HUD Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for $397,375 to fund the “Going Green” project designed to make energy improvements at three of the Center’s main service locations. The David Lawrence Center Going Green project will improve structures and facility functions so buildings can become more energy ef cient, more environmentally friendly, less costly to operate and more hurricane resistant. The Bathey Lane Campus, Horseshoe Drive Satellite Of ce and Immokalee Satellite Of ce will get a “green make over” through the installation of new Energy Star quali ed hurricane proof windows and roof systems and tiles. These products will not only save money, but it will allow the Center to reinvest the cost savings back into programs and services as well as reduce our carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions into the local environment. Gulf Coast Construction was awarded the contract and began installation this month. David Lawrence Center is the Southwest Florida-based, not-for-pro t leading provider of behavioral health solutions dedicated to inspiring and creating life-changing wellness for every individual. David Lawrence Center has eight locations in Collier County and touches the lives of more than 30,000 people each year. For more information about David Lawrence Center call 239-455-8500 or visit www.DavidLawrenceCenter.org. 5 Immokalee Bulletin November 29, 2012 Submitted photoPrincipal BarnhardtOn behalf of the School District of Collier County, we would like to thank you very much for supporting Florida Community Bank of cer and Immokalee Chamber of Commerce President Barnhart to act as iTECH's Principal for the Day recently. It was a great day with Bernardo and a fantastic opportunity to share what we do for our community. You have a very special person in Bernardo! Family fun festival this SundayFirst Baptist Church of Immokalee will be hosting another exciting block party…a Family Fun Festival…this Saturday, December 1, from noon-4 p.m. on the corner of C.R. 29 and Lake Trafford Road. The entire family is welcome for fun, games and free food. There will be hot dogs and chips, drinks, a giant bounce house and slide, huge buggy rides, face painting and games with prizes for the children. The public is welcome to come out for a funlled day as First Baptist w elcomes the Advent season. The address is 1411 Lake Trafford Road, and you may call the church of ce at 657-2649 for more details. Church Briefs County approves HUD grant for center locations


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Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays 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. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Employment Part Time Southern Garden Citrus Groves Transportation Specialist Hourly Seasonal Position Valid CDL license with a P endorsement required. Transport workers to local clinic, doctor’s appointments, etc. Safe driving record required. Bilingual preferred. Must be able to work holidays and weekends. EMAIL dmelton@ southerngardens.com FAX 863902-4315 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items 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. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Computer/ SuppliesDell Desktop w/ at screen Quaranteed to work! Internet ready, Games & Educational programs Christmas special $30 & up. Laptops $125 & up We also x computers cheap! Call Tony239 247 4839. Shop here first! The classified ads 6 Immokalee Bulletin November 29, 2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments Apartments Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. 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Help Winn-Dixie help needyMr. David Dawson from our local WinnDixie, has requested help from the Immokalee Community. He is putting together about 30 Turkey Dinners for 30 needy families in Immokalee, and would like to know if any member, business or organization is interested in sponsoring the Turkey Dinner. For $35 you will be sponsoring a nice “Turkey Dinner” with four dinner sides to be prov ided to the families in a nice box. On the box, will be a logo or name of your business so that the families would know who prov ided the dinner for them. The dinners will be handed out on December 17. If you say “yes” to the challenge please contact: David Dawson at Winn Dixie #751 in Immokalee 239-657-7666 or email him at Daviddawson.wd@icloud.com. Also, the Winn-Dixie Hunger Relief program continue until Dec. 25. Winn-Dixie is asking its customers to help make a difference by donating any amount they choose at the point of checkout though easy-to-use tear pads/scan sheets found at the register or by purchasing specially-marked Winn-Dixie brand products, including water, coffee, diapers and condiments, whose manufacturers have generously donated to this program. A ll dollars raised by tear pads/scan sheets w ill go directly to local Feeding Americaaf liated food banks, including the Harry Chapin Food Bank, Computer courses at libraryStarting in January there will be regular classes on Basic Computer Skills and Internet at the public library. It’s a program called Collier Connect and kicked off this month in East Naples. It will go in full swing after the holidays and rotate the location: Immokalee, East Naples and Estates library. The schedule for Immokalee: Wed. Jan. 9, 2013 @10 a.m. PC Basics Class Wed., Jan. 16, 2013 @ 10 a.m. Internet Basics Class Wed., Jan. 23, 2013 @ 10 a.m. E-mail Basics Class All classes are free and conducted in English. To register call Collier Connects at 239252-4534.Relay for Life eventsRelay For Life Holiday PartyDecember 12. Come join them and discover what Relay For Life is all about! Meal provided at 5 p.m. informational meeting 5–7 p.m. Prizes, Prizes, Prizes! Come to iTech Conference Room, 508 North 9th Street, Immokalee. Save the date: Relay For Life EventKickin’ Cancer Country Style, March 22-23, 2013 1 p.m.-7 a.m.Register for second annual STEM ConferenceCollier County Public Schools (CCPS) is excited to announce that registration for the 2nd Annual STEM Conference is now open. School district staff, students, parents, and community members are invited to attend this innovative STEM Conference to be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at Golden Gate High School (2925 Titan Way). STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Interested in attending? Registration is currently available and will be open until Monday, December 31. Online registration can be found by visiting the STEM Conference website at http://apps.collierschools. com/events/Pages/Guest/6/Register.aspx. Participants will be able to choose from over 30 break-out sessions offered during this STEM Conference. The opening keynote speaker will be Reed Timmer, Chief Meteorologist and star of the former Discovery Channel series Storm Chasers. In 2008, Reed became the rst person in history to capture High De nition video from inside a tornado. Reed has become known as one of the world’s most respected experts on severe weather forecasting, safety, and survival. He has appeared on all major news networks, including Good Morning America on ABC, CNN, CBS, NBC, and The Weather Channel. The closing keynote will be presented by Matt Monjan, Vice President of Strategic Accounts and Implementation for Discovery Education. Matt has blended technolog y and education for more than 15 years in the worlds of business and K-12 education. He has pioneered innovative educational uses of technologies, such as closed captioning, and has been featured in conferences across the United States and Canada. For additional information about the conference, please contact Jennifer Kincaid at kincaije@collierschools.com, Traci Kohler at kohlet@collierschools.com or contact the Communications and Community Engagement Of ce at (239) 377-0180. Business & Service Directory AUCTION1994 Cadillac1G6KD52B4RU216662 Time for a new car? Check out this auction onDecember 10, 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 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 29, 2012 Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. 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 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public NoticeNOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that Mario Posada III conducting a Florida Corporation business at 389 John Jimmie Rd., Florida, under the ctitious name of Posada’s Tae Kwon Do Inc. D/B/A Smoke Signals Barbeque and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Mario Posada III, 389 John Jimmie Rd., Immokalee, FL 34142 Lorraine Posada, 389 John Jimmie Rd., Immokalee, FL 34142 Ownership of Posada’s Tae Kwon Do Inc. D/B/A Smoke Signals Barbeque is as follows: 50% Mario Posada III 50% Lorraine Posada It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of Posada’s Tae Kwon Do Inc. D/B/A Smoke Signals Barbeque under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. Mario Posada III DATE: 11-19-12 431309 IB 11/29/2012 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The website for public voting on Florida’s license plate, www.Vote4FloridaTag.com, is open! Floridians can vote online through Dec. 14. The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles wants to upgrade the basic Florida plate to a design that increases readability and features a seven character con guration. A committee of more than 20 stakeholders, including state agency personnel, law enforcement, tax collectors and af liated associations participated in the development of the nal license plate designs. DHSMV’s in-house graphics artist created the proposed designs. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. The Department is leading the way to a safer Florida through the ef cient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol. To learn more about DHSMV and the services offered, visit www. hsmv.gov, follow us on Twitter at @FDHSMV or nd us on Facebook New license plate design voting through December 14 Community Briefs


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