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24 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. $3513 plus tax, title, & license due at signing. Includes first month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & capitalized cost reduction. *Stock #13t128. 20 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $2000 RCL Bonus Cash. See dealer for details. More to choose from with similar savings. Image is for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 01/31/13.DRIVE A NEW 2013 EXPLORER FOR ONLY $179 PER MONTH.* xxxday, xxx xx, 20xx V ol. xx No. xxx See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads More than 125 participated in the Take Stock in Children program of Collier County/Immokalee second annual “Strides For Education” 5K Walk/Run at the Collier County School District Administration Center. The Immokalee Foundationsponsored event was part of a statewide effort which raised $6,850 to educate and provide an opportunity for Florida’s lowincome and deserving students through college scholarships. Take Stock in Children of Collier County/Immokalee currently serves 122 students in grades 7-12 annually and 66 students in college. Local sponsors included Arthrex, Fifth Third Bank, Florida Community Bank, GE Foundation, Naples Jaguar and Porsche of Naples, Jamaica Bearings Company, Kevin Johnson and Wayne Meland with Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, Lipman Produce, Pollo Tropical, Texas Roadhouse and The Print Shop. Water sponsors included Fifth Third Bank and Winn-Dixie in Immokalee. Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology was on onsite providing massages. 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 TIF, Take Stock in Children/Immokalee, volunteering as a mentor or for additional information, call 239430-9122 or visit www.immokaleefoundation.org. TIF supports ‘Strides For Education’ by Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin Members of the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce welcomed their new Board of Directors at their rst monthly breakfast of the new year, January 9. The energized crowd listen attentively as President Bernardo Barnhart led the meeting. He praised the group for its efforts in growing the membership from just 36 members to over 100 in a few months. President Barnhart said they should all be humbled, that they all need each other as he introduced a new member “blitz.” He said the chamber will issue discount cards to members each month two to $125 members; four to $250 and six to $500 members. These cards will be recognized only by other chamber members. One day each month members will be asked to show their pride in local businesses by coming in to local establishments to purchase something or just to say hello. Cherryle Thomas, organizer of the huge Christmas Around the World celebration, told the group about this past year’s excellent effort and noted that “We are partners.” She also invited everyone out to the Community Friendship Day on February 2. Beginning at 6 p.m. that day and Chamber bursts into 2013 with events Submitted photoBryan Reyes, Naomi Reyes, Brisa Martinez and Paula Rosalez. Thursday, January 17, 2013 V ol. 46 No. 3 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads A terrifying incident came to a safe resolution Monday when a two-year-old child was returned to her family. Little two-year old Denise Hernandez is back home after being found wandering through a eld next to her home. Bloodhounds located the child not far from the back of her home in a cow pasture that runs behind Immokalee Drive and Wells Avenue. Thanks to many cooperating agencies and the prayers of many Christians in the area and across the United States the child was unharmed aside from a number of mosquito bites. Although some family members are concerned that the y oungster may have been abducted through her bedroom window and then released, law enforcement of cials are happy to be able to see a positive reunion of a child w ith her family. An Amber Alert set the community in action at midnight on Sunday, January 13, Around 10 p.m. Sunday the sheriff’s department had been noti ed that the child, From tragedy to triumphSee Triumph — Page 2 Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantThe 2013 Immokalee Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, from left: Dave Dawson (Winn-Dixie General Manager), Danny Campos (incoming Chamber Executive Director), Robert Halman (IFAS), Jay Roth (Lutgurt Insurance), Bernardo Barnhardt (Chamber President, Vice President Florida Community Bank), Joe Hohmann (Express Employment), Fred Thomas (retired), “Ski” Oleski (Lake Trafford Marina) and Norma Garcia (Immokalee Water & Sewer District). Not pictured: Estil Null (Null’s Ta x and Notary), Josh Rincon (Bethel Assembly), Michael Taylor (Collier Enterprises) and Everett Loukonen (retired). See Chamber — Page 2


Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) is w orking to strengthen partnerships between schools and families in order to help children perform better in school. All parents with children in Title I funded schools are invited to participate in the Title I Parent Survey. Parents may complete one survey for each child (Grades K-12). Each survey should only take a few minutes to complete. Individual responses will then be summarized and used to make improvements. Title I funded schools in Immokalee include: Eden Park Elementary, Highlands Elementary, Immokalee Community School, Immokalee Middle, Immokalee High, Lake Trafford Elementary, Pinecrest Elementary and Village Oaks Elementary. Parents will receive a paper copy of the 2012-2013 Title I Parent Survey (Grades K-12) via their student’s backpack between Monday, January 14 and Friday, January 18. By Friday, February 1, parents may return the completed survey to their child’s school, or it may also be submitted by mail or delivered in person to the Of ce of Federal and State Grants (FSG), located at 5775 Osceola Trail, Naples, Florida 34109. The survey is available in English, Spanish, and Creole. To access the survey online beginning on Monday, January 14, please visit the Parents page at www.collierschools. com/parents/ and click on the Title I Parent Survey link in the “Parents Latest News” section. To learn more or for assistance, please contact Collier County Public Schools’ Federal Grants Specialist Jenny Cruz or Grant Evaluator Dr. Courtney Zmach at 239-3770560. 2 Immokalee Bulletin January 17, 2013 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. continuing to 2 a.m., residents are asked to come celebrate Immokalee’s southside businesses at a big block party on 802-804 Boston Ave, directly in front of Chili Caliente. Enjoy tasting ethnic foods from food vendors, check out the crafts, informational booths and great entertainment by ethnic bands. You can become a vendor by calling the chamber at 239-657-3237. Food vendors $50, craft vendors $25. Other dates to remember: Harvest Festival April 12 Harvest Jr./Sr. Queen Pageant and Saturday, April 13, with the grand parade and festival. Schools in particular are being asked to participate this year. Doors open for the pageant at 6 p.m. Advance tickets $5; $7 at the door. Kids under six admitted free. The grand parade begins at 11:30 a.m.. Before the parade the Immokalee Literacy 5K Run & Ride heads down the parade route beginning at the corner of 9th Street, down Main Street, left on Jerome St., and ending at the Airport Park. Gate admission for the festival will be $3 and parking is free. For more information contact Event Chair Mariela Pena 239-557-1792 mepna@ fcg1923.com; Co-Chair/Ex. Dir. Danny Campos 239-657-3237 dboi00@gmail.com or Chamber President Bernardo Barnhart 239229-3697 bbarnhart@fct1923.com. Proceeds bene t the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund for six graduating IHS seniors. In other news: the Immokalee Seminole Casino is getting ready to put on its Carnival in the Sky with the largest reworks displa y in Florida Saturday, January 26, It will be free for all and begins at 8:30 p.m. Folks can start the day at Ave Maria’s Steak Cook-off, then wind up their day at the reworks. Also, the chamber is in partnership with the Third Annual Immokalee Run and Ride to bene t the Family Literacy Academy o f Immokalee. The event will be April 13 and 14. For information on helping sponsor the event call 239-657-2398. Fred Thomas continued extolling Immokalee’s possible future as a hub for industry and tourism. Within just a 2.5 mile drive from so many population centers, he reminded members that Immokalee has a bright future to be worked toward. President Barnhart mentioned that the chamber is looking for a small bus to retrot for Immokalee tours to such attractions as Lake Trafford Marina, the Farmers Market and the racetrack. by Maribel De ArmasBefore I delve into our topic today, I want to take a moment to update you on something I shared in our previous column. You may recall reading about our Immokalee Middle School (IMS) Junior BETAs (Better Education Through Achievement) who recently competed at the Florida Junior BETA Club Convention in Orlando. Just after submitting the column for publication last week, I learned that the IMS BETAs actually took second place in the Living Literature category for their performance of the Croquet and Queen of Hearts scenes from Alice in Wonderland. Congratulations BETAs! So, think back to our school days. Remember those parent-teacher conferences – mom and dad meeting face-to-face with our teacher. And we (the young student) never really knew what they talked about. Was the teacher going to tell about the time I may or may not have pulled on Katie’s hair (I was six…she started it and that’s the story I’m sticking to), or that homework assignment I may have forgotten to turn in? Not being involved in the meeting was nerve-wracking! Well, I’m happy to report that things have changed a bit on that front. Now we have student-led conferences at the elementary and middle school levels. As its name implies, students lead the discussion with their parents – telling them all about their work and about their academic and social goals. The teacher serves as the facilitator during the meeting, and of course, helps students in preparation for their conference. What a wonderful way to put students rst and teach accountability starting at an early age. Beyond the important bene t of supporting improvement of student academics, student-led conferences teach so many basic skills needed as successful individuals. As students prepare for their conference, the rst step is to meet with the teacher and set goals – academic and social/behavioral. Then they work to organize and analyze their work and data – self-re ecting and collecting evidence to validate their learning. During each conference, the student becomes the leader and clearly communicates with mom and dad – sharing the information they’ve collected and receiving feedback directly from their parents. Bundled up in one neat package, we have students setting goals, organizing and analyzing, becoming leaders and learning to communicate effectively, all while fostering the parent-child relationship and empowering students to be responsible for their learning. Student-led conferences have proven to be successful throughout the district and are a wonderful way to encourage parent involvement. IMS Principal Abel Jaimes reported to us that some 400 parents participated in his school’s student-led conferences just last week! Again, what a great way to involve everyone in the learning process – teachers, parents, and most importantly, students. Students First ChamberContinued From Page 1 Cherryle Thomas Parents: Complete Title I school surveyclad only in her nightgown and diaper, was missing. She was last seen when she was put to bed Sunday night. People in the area were called to check around their homes and any unlocked vehicles to see if they could locate the child. Early Monday morning there were scores of deputies, local and from around the area, many with trained bloodhounds, and a number of local concerned citizens searching for any trace of the child. Several television stations had mobile units set up to cover the developing story. TriumphContinued From Page 1


Register early, save $100It’s that time of year to register your little one for baseball or softball. If you register y our child between now and January 31 the cost will be $65, after the 31st the cost w ill go up $75. Ages will be from 5 years old to 16 years of age. 50/70 Division: There is a new division starting up for Little League and those between the ages of 13 and 14 y ears of age need to sign up as soon as they can because their season will begin earlier. Register at the Immokalee Little League Park, Monday through Friday between the hours of 6-8 p.m. We are still looking for coaches and volunteers. For the ages of 9 to 16 years of age, make sure you bring three proofs of residency with the same address. All utilities will be considered as one (water, electric, gas, etc.). If you have any questions or need information, feel free to give us a call at the numbers provided: William Trevino III 239-324-3072, Juan Garcia 239628-2549, Hector Ramos 239-564-9645 or William Trevino Jr. 239-324-3075.Umpire clinicIf you are interested in being a Little League volunteer to umpire, there will be an umpire clinic held in Bonita Springs on Saturday, February 16, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be no charge for the clinic and will be available from the age of 16 years old and up. Please call at the numbers provided. A form needs to be lled out. William Trevino III 239-324-3072, Juan Garcia 239-628-2549, Hector Ramos 239-564-9645 or William Trevino Jr. 239-324-3075. 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 January 17, 2013 New Year’s Resolutionby Matt KindermannCommon News Year’s resolutions include dieting, so that we can t in to our teenager’s clothes, or changing jobs, because we are determined to never having to work another holiday. While eating healthy and enjoying life are noble goals, also consider a reoccurring goal to learn something new. The State of Florida projects labor needs eight years ahead. State statisticians regularly call employers or all sizes and in all industries, they ask a series of questions designed to gauge the labor needs and hiring sentiments and use the information to publish annual reports that entities like colleges use to forecast what educational or vocational programs they should support. You can nd the 2012 Occupations in Demand list at www.sw works.org/job-seekers/ occupations-in-demand with links to local training programs. A school environment is not for everyone. Many Baby Boomers do not care to attend the same programs that Millennial’s attend, as many training programs today are web-based verse traditional brick and mortar classroom instruction. No matter your generation, or feelings toward receiving training at a college, there are many options available for everyone. For example, one occupation in demand is Optometry Assistant where the training does not involve a traditional classroom but can be achieved through Vocational Certi cation at schools such as Edison State College through their Continuing Education department at http://www.edison.edu/ce. Other ways to learn include on-line training, which most schools offer and is the learning type of the future. For the in-demand occupation of Health Information Technicians, the people who manage medical records and reconcile insurance payments, schools like Southwest Florida College offers both certi cates and associate degrees where the learning takes place in the classroom, on-line, or both at http:// www.swfc.edu. The beauty about many of these academic training programs, unlike some vocational programs, is that you do not have to commit to attending full time. If you can only afford the time and tuition to take one class at a time, then do that. Every little bit helps and once you have passed a college level class you never have to take that class again. In Florida during 2011, the average high school graduate earned $33,176 annually, and faced a 9.4% unemployment rate. Associate degree graduates earned $39,936 annually, and only faced a 6.8% unemployment rate collectively. Better still, Bachelor degree holders earned an average of $54,756 annually and only faced a 4.9% unemployment amongst themselves. Matt Kindermann Little League information Recently, Immokalee High School lost a student who died of an apparent heart attack while participating in the Special Olympics Golf Tournament this past Saturday. The Immokalee Technical Center is assisting by setting up a bereavement account to collect money for the family to assist them in this time of sadness. If you wish to contribute to this, please send funds made out to the Immokalee Technical Center, noting Canuto Bereavement in the memo section. Help needed for bereaved family Medical class available iTECH is pleased to announce the opening of a brand new Medical Billing and Coding class to begin on or about March 1st of this year. This 1,000 hour training program gives students a certi cate of completion and prepares them to be nationally certi ed as a biller/coder. This course is also eligible for Pell Scholarship funding. Also, please welcome the school’s newest instructor, Donna Jolly, who comes from Georgia with several years of teaching experience in Medical Billing and Coding. newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Your community directory is a click away!


TALLAHASSEE – Though u season has already started, the Florida Department of Health encourages unvaccinated residents and visitors to get vaccinated against in uenza ( u). Compared with most other viral respiratory infections, such as the common cold, in uenza infection often causes a more severe illness, and at times can lead to death. “It is not too late to get vaccinated against the u, and we encourage anyone age six months and older to get a u shot,” said State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. J ohn Armstrong. “In uenza A is the most common u type in Florida this season and is countered by the vaccine.” Be sure to watch for symptoms of the u, such as headache, fever, a severe cough, runny nose or body aches. Contact your primary care physician or a local hospital immediately if symptoms appear. This is particularly important for people at high risk for serious complications from u. For those with the u, antiviral medication may shorten both the duration and severity of illness. The Florida Department of Health urges the following preventive steps for the u:  Get vaccinated EVERY YEAR because as the u types change, the vaccine changes.  Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.  Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, because germs spread this way.  Avoid close contact with sick people.  Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.  If you are sick with u–like illness, contact your primary care physician to determine w hether you need antiviral medication. Stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone (except to get medical care or for other necessities). To locate u vaccine, contact your County Health Department at http://www.doh.state. .us/chdsitelist.htm. DOH protects, promotes and improves the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. Follow us on Twitter at @HealthyFla and on Facebook. For news story ideas, interviews, v ideos and more from DOH Communications visit the DOH Online Newsroom. Gripe vacunas disponibles en la actualidad en todo el estadoTALLAHASSEE Aunque la temporada de gripe ya ha comenzado, el Departamento de Salud de Florida exhorta a los residentes no vacunados y visitantes a que se vacunen contra la in uenza (gripe). En comparacin con la mayora de otras infecciones respiratorias virales, como el resfriado comn, infeccin de la in uenza a menudo causa una enfermedad ms grave, y en ocasiones puede conducir a la muerte. “No es demasiado tarde para vacunarse contra la gripe, y animamos a cualquier persona de seis meses y mayores a vacunarse contra la gripe,” dijo el Cirujano General del Estado y el Secretario de Salud Dr. John Armstrong. “La gripe A es el tipo ms comn de gripe en Florida esta temporada y es contrarrestado por la vacuna.” Asegrese de ver a los sntomas de la gripe, tales como dolor de cabeza, ebre, tos severa, secrecin o dolor en el cuerpo. Comunquese con su mdico de atencin primaria o un hospital local inmediatamente si aparecen los sntomas. Esto es particularmente importante para las personas con alto riesgo de sufrir complicaciones graves por la gripe. Para los que tienen la gripe, los medicamentos antivirales pueden acortar la duracin y severidad de la enfermedad. El Departamento de Salud insta a los siguientes pasos preventivos para la gripe:  Hgase vacunar cada ao debido a que hay cambio en los tipos de gripe, y cambios de vacunas.  Lvese las manos a menudo con agua y jabn. Si el jabn y el agua no estn disponibles, use un desinfectante para manos a base de alcohol.  Evite tocarse los ojos, la nariz y la boca, ya que los grmenes se propagan de esta manera.  Evite el contacto cercano con personas enfermas.  Cbrase la nariz y la boca con un pauelo desechable cuando tosa o estornude. Tire el pauelo a la basura despus de usarlo.  Si usted est enfermo con sntomas de gripe, llame a su mdico de atencin primari a para determinar si usted necesita medicamentos antivirales. Qudese en su casa durante al menos 24 horas despus de que la ebre haya desaparecido (excepto para recibir atencin mdica o para otras necesidades). Para localizar la vacuna contra la gripe, comunquese con el Departamento de Salud del Condado de http://www.doh.state. .us/chdsitelist.htm. DOH protege, promueve y mejora la salud de todos los habitantes de Florida a travs integrado estatales, del condado y de los esfuerzos de la comunidad. Siga con nosotros en Twitter en @ HealthyFla y en Facebook. Para obtener ideas par a historias de noticias, entrevistas, videos y ms de Comunicaciones DOH DOH visite la Sal a de prensa online. HERE’S MY CARDKeep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping needs. Put your card in this space for six weeks for Only $90! Call us at 239-657-6000 or e-mail cbadsales@newszap.com for more info Celebrations .newszap.com/celebrationsEngaged? Just married? Golden anniversary? Birthday? Holiday? New baby? 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NAPLES, Fla. (Jan. 15, 2013) – Twenty-four of the world’s greatest golfers paired up with Naples’ most philanthropic players to participate in The Immokalee Foundation’s seventh annual Charity Classic Pro-Am, hosted by Bay Colony Golf Club in Naples. The day included breakfast and golf demonstrations, followed by a shotgun start. The scramble format paired players with a different pro for each nine holes. An awards luncheon was held immediately following the tournament. Proceeds bene ted the youth of Immokalee through The Immokalee Foundation’s educational programs. It was a day lled with winners – both on and off the course. The tournament raised more than $300,000, making it one of Southwest Florida’s most successful charity golf tournaments. Coupled with the Charity Classic Celebration fundraising dinner and auction, both events raised more than $1.5 million for the nonpro t organization. The team of Steve Kirkpatrick, Dave Reed, Howard Crossman and Jodie Glore – playing with golf pro Brad Bryant – took rst place at the golf tournament. The group was awarded the Rick Kletjian Memorial Trophy, named in honor of the late Rick Kletjian, an early supporter of TIF’s Take Stock in Children program. However, the foursome wasn’t the only group that walked away victorious. Several TIF students had the opportunity to play alongside an impressive group of professionals such as Russ Cochran, Brad Bryant, Gene Sauers, Chip Beck, Michael Bradley, Mike Hulbert, Craig Perks, Steve Flesch, Blaine McCallister, Wayne Levi, Frank Nobilo, Cindy Rarick, Kris Tschetter, Curt Byrum, Belen Mozo, Terry-Jo Myers, Michelle McGann and more. Kevin Johnson with Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management and co-chair of the Charity Classic Pro-Am said Mark Lye, a PGA Tour professional and Golf Channel analyst, not only plays in the tournament, but also deserves recognition for the important role he plays in the success of the tournament year after year. For years, Lye has recruited professionals from the LPGA, PGA Tour, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour to participate in the tournament. “This event would not be where it is today without the tremendous support of Mark and his wife, Lisa, as well as our sponsors, golf professionals, participants, volunteers and other supporters,” said Johnson. “With their help, we are able to provide a brighter future for the children of Immokalee.” Presenting sponsor for the 2012 Charity Classic Celebration and Pro-Am was Kevin Johnson and Wayne Meland with Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management. Additional sponsors were Fifth Third Bank, founding sponsor; and GE Foundation, corporate matching sponsor. Hope Society sponsor was Arthrex. The Empowerment Circle sponsor was Kelly Tractor/CAT. Naples Illustrated was the corporate media sponsor. The Education Circle sponsor was Jaguar of Naples and Porsche of Naples. Jewelr y sponsor was Provident Jewelry. The Immokalee Foundation has a range of programs that focus on building pathways to success through college and vocational school, mentoring and tutoring, and opportunities for broadening experiences and life skills development. To learn more about TIF, the Charity Classic Celebration, volunteering as a mentor or for additional information, call 239-430-9122 or visit www. immokaleefoundation.org. Phone Discounts Available To CenturyLink Customers The Florida Public Utility Commission designated CenturyLink as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier within its service area for universal service purposes. CenturyLink’s basic local service rates for residential voice lines are $19.50 per month and business services are $28.00-$32.50 per month. Speci c rates will be provided upon request. CenturyLink participates in a government bene t program (Lifeline) to make residential telephone service more affordable to eligible low-income individuals and families. Eligible customers are those that meet eligibility standards as de ned by the FCC and state commissions. Residents who live on federally recognized Tribal Lands may qualify for additional Tribal bene ts if they participate in certain additional federal eligibility programs. The Lifeline discount is available for only one telephone per household, which can be either a wireline or wireless telephone. A household is de ned for the purposes of the Lifeline program as any individual or group of individuals who live together at the same address and share income and expenses. Lifeline service is not transferable, and only eligible consumers may enroll in the program. Consumers who willfully make false statements in order to obtain Lifeline telephone service can be punished by ne or imprisonment and can be barred from the program. Lifeline eligible subscribers may also qualify for reliable home high-speed Internet service up to 1.5Mbps for $9.95* per month for the rst 12 months of service. Further details are available at centurylink.com/internetbasics. If you live in a CenturyLink service area, please call 1-800-201-4099 or visit centurylink.com/lifeline with questions or to request an application for the Lifeline program. *CenturyLink Internet Basics Program – Residential customers only who qualify based on meeting income level or program participation eligibility requirements, and requires remaining eligible for the entire offer period. First bill will include charges for the rst full month of service billed in advance, prorated charges for service from the date of installation to bill date, and one-time charges and fees described a bove. Qualifying customers may keep this program for a maximum of 60 months after service activati on provi ded customer s till quali es during that time. Listed High-Speed Internet rate of $9.95/mo. applies for rst 12 months of service (after which the rate reverts to $14.95/mo. for the next 48 months of service), and requires a 12-month term agreement. Customer must either lease a modem/router from CenturyLink for an additional monthly charge or independently purchase a modem/router, and a one-time High-Speed Internet activation fee applies. A one-time professional installation charge (if selected by customer) and a one-time shipping and handling fee applies to customer’s modem/router. General – Services not available everywhere. CenturyLink may change or cancel services or substitute similar services at its sole discretion without notice. Offer, plans, and stated rates are subject to change and may vary by service area. Deposit may be required. Additional restrictions apply. Terms and Conditions – All products and services listed are governed by tariffs, terms of service, or terms and conditions posted at centurylink.com. Taxes, Fees, and Surcharges – Applicable taxes, fees, and surcharges include a carrier Universal Service charge, carrier cost recovery surcharges, state and local fees that vary by area and certain in-state surcharges. Cost recovery fees are not taxes or government-required charges for userequired charges for use. Taxes, fees, and surcharges apply based on standard monthly, not promotional, rates. 5 Immokalee Bulletin January 17, 2013 TIF Charity Classic Pro-Am raises funds for Immokalee youth Submitted photosWinning team of the Rick Kletjian Memorial Trophy: Steve Kirkpatrick, Dave Reed, Howard Crossman, Jodie Glore with pros Gene Saurs and Brad Bryant. Submitted photosArthrex sponsored team: Tejash Naik, Mike Boose, Karen Biegel, Craig Perks (pro) and Gary Boeschen.


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Employment Full Time MECHANICS-HEAVY FARM EQUIPMENT $22.43 PER HOUR, EXTENSIVE OT Majority of work EAST of Clewiston• Experience with trucks, farm machinery and other diesel equipment.• Perform engine, transmission, drive train, brakes, chassis, diagnosis and repairs on cane harvesting and industrial equipment. • Repair conveyors, engines, A/C systems, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps, turbines, fans, valves, tracks, etc. Email your resume or Apply Online Jdooley@ussugar.com www.ussugar.com Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than 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 LivestockPONIES (4) 2 are younger than 10yrs. Other 2 are 4 and under. 1M, 3F (863)612-6812 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. 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 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. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com InvestmentPropertySTORAGE FACILITY/FLEA MARKET 100 Units •Money Maker •Owner Financing •Consider all Trades $399,000 LaBelle, Florida (305)481-1316 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile HomeSaleBank Repo. Must sell 3br, 2bath on 1/2 acre lot between LaBelle and Immokalee. Ready to move in. Bad credit, good credit or no credit, all accepted. $5000 down. Call 863-673-4325 or 863-675-8888 Mobile HomeSaleRent to own. 3br, 2bath doublewide. Terrible credit or no credit no problem. Ready to move in. Call 863-675-8888 or 863-673-4325 ask for Kenny Very large 2004 doublewide 4br, 2bath to be set up on your lot or ours. Only $49,900 incluses a/c and setup. This home is a Wind Zone III in mint condition. Call Kenny at 863-675-8888 or 863-673-4325 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 6 Immokalee Bulletin January 17, 2013 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments READING A NEWSPAPER...leads you to the best products and services.


Chamber plans yard saleThe Immokalee Chamber of Commerce, Inc. invites you to its First Community Yard Sale Saturday, January 19, at the Florida Community Bank parking lot 7 a.m.–noon. $10 a slot. Please call the chamber to reserve y our spot today! Chamber Of ce: (239) 6573237 or Mariela (239) 692-2178.Project GraduationProject Graduation is need of parent support and donations. If you are a parent of a 2013 graduating senior please come and show your support. We meet every second Tuesday at Immokalee High School. Also community members, we need your help in making 2013 Project Graduation a success. IF you would like to donate, please mail your donation to 701 Immokalee Drive, Immokalee, Fl 34142. Checks should be made out to Immokalee High Schol Project Graduation. If you need any more information please contact Floreida Ocanas at 239.834.2576 or V eronica Guerrero at 239.377.1819. A nimal Clinic to be held in ImmokaleeVolunteer Services for Animals, Inc., a Naples-based not for pro t agency is coming to Immokalee on Saturday, January 26, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Immokalee Community Park, 321 North First Street to provide local cat and dog owners VERY low-cost vaccinations for their cats and dogs. As an example of their pricing, rabies shots are available for $10, and worming for $5. They also provide v ouchers for low-cost spay/neuter services. County representatives will also be available to provide required county licensing for families who may need that service also. VSA is a volunteer organization serving Collier County for 30 years, and operates through the contributions of anonymous donors who care about animals. You may reach VSA online at vsarescue@aol.com, or by calling 239.261.4768/290.6274.Bookkeeping workshopThe key to a successful business is good record keeping. Learn how to get timely and accurate bookkeeping information including cash vs. accrual accounting, proper accounting data ow processes, accounting records and les, the cart of accounts, the puprose ofdifferent nancial reports and more. Understand the components of business, the importance and purpose of bookeeping, budgeting and nancial reports, accounting and bookeeping terminology. Learn how to keep your business books organized Saturday, January 26, 10 am.-noon at the IMMBIZ of ce, 1320 N. 15th Street. Pre-registration required. V olunteer tax assistanceGet all the money back you deserve. If y ou learned less than $49,000 in 2012, you may be eligible for up to $5,186 in Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit and free ele and tax preparation. Bring proof of identi catin, social security cards, birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents, W-2, W2-G and 1099-R statements, interest and dividend statements, a copy of last year’s Federal and State returns if available, bank routing and account numbers for direct deposit and total paid for day care provider and day care provider taxpayer ID number. Come to Catholic Charities Guadalupe Social Services, 211 South 9th St. Wednesdays 6-9 p.m. and Saturdays 10 am.-2 p.m.Asistencia de declaracion de impuestosAsistencia voluntaria de declaracion de impuestos. Toma el dinero que has ganado. Recibe todo el dinero que usted se merece. Si usted gano menos de $49,000 en el 2012, usted puede ser elegible para recibir hasta $5,186 del Credito Tributario por ingreso del Trabajo o Credito por su hijo(a). Es gratis la preparacion de su declaracion de impuesto. Que debe traer para su cita: Su identi cacion Tarjetas de seguro social Fechas de nacimiento para usted, esposo(a) y dependes Reporte de ingresos y ganancias de sus empleadores (W-2, W-2G, 1099-R) Intereses y nancia dividendos de su banco Una copia de su declaracion de impuesto del ano anterior si esta disponible Numero de su cuenta bancaria incluyendo el numero de ruta si quiere hacer un deposito directo de su reembolso a su cuenta de banco El total que usted pago por servicios de guarderia incluyendo el numero de impuesto de la guarderia. Locacion: Guadalupe Social Services/ Caridades Catolicas, 211 Calle 9 Sur, Puerta #7, Immokalee; 239-657-6242 o 813-7326615. Dias y horario: Miercoles 6-9 p.m. y Sabados 10 a.m.-2 p.m.Living the callAll are invited to the “Living the Call” Conference Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Ave Maria University in Ave Maria, Florida. Join us as we explore together the calling we have each received as Catholics to live the mission God has given us and to become saints! Speakers include EWTN and Ave Maria Radio host Teresa Tomeo, former US Ambassador and author Michael Novak, Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist, Sr. Teresa Benedicta, Journalist and Editor of Legatus Magazine, Patrick Novecosky and Fr. Dennis Cooney, Pastor of St. Raphael Parish in Lehigh Acres. The cost of the conference is $50 with on campus lodging available at Xavier Hall by calling (239) 304-7206. Mass is at 9 a.m. and the conference will conclude at 5 p.m. Visit www.avemaria.edu and look under news and events for this and all conference information or call (239) 348-4724 or email conferences@avemaria.edu.Swamp walksGet wet? You bet! That’s the whole point of the famous swamp walks in the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park.The Friends of Fakahatchee have spaces available in their one remaining January Swamp Walk on Saturday, January 19. The walks through knee to waist high waters of the park are led by naturalists who are experts in the ora and fauna of the 80,000 acre state park. Fakahatchee Strand is called the “Amazon of North America” and is home to the famous ghost orchid and many other rare plants and animals. The walks begin promptly at 9:30 am and conclude by 4 p.m. Be sure to bring dry clothes for the drive home! The Swamp Walk fee is $70 per person or $50 per person for members of the Friends of Fakahatchee. The walks begin at the ranger station off Jane’s Scenic Drive. The park entrance is on the west side of SR 29 between I-75 and U.S. 41. Advance reservations are required. To see a Swamp Walk and make reservations, visit www.orchidswamp.org and click Events. For more information or to reserve by telephone, call Pam at (239) 695-10232013 ORV permits on saleThe 2012 the 2013 ORV permits for Big Cypress National Preserve are on sale at the ORV Permit Of ce located in the Oasis Visitor Center. For more information on ORV use within the preserve and permits required for this recreational access go to http://www. nps.gov/bicy/planyourvisit/orv-use.htm You may also contact the ORV of ce at 239-695-1205. The ORV of ce is open from Thursday through Monday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. On Mondays the of ce is open for permit renewals only.Steak cook offThe Donahue Academy in Ave Maria announces its 3rd annual Sunshine State Steak Cook-Off and Family Festival on Saturday, January 26, featuring a concert by Casey Weston, one of the eight nalists on the inaugural season of The Voice. The fundraiser for this private kindergarten through 12th grade school is one of the town’s most popular events with over 1,200 steaks sold last year. Tickets are now on sale and guests are encouraged to purchase them early as the event sold out last year. Tickets may be purchased at the Ave Maria University Bookstore at 2064 Annunciation Circle, by calling 239-304-7032, or online at www.sssscookoff. com. The day-long celebration includes a Family Festival beginning at 11:00 am featuring the parade of grills, youth games, silent auction, and live performances by Quest Band at 12:00 p.m. and Casey Weston at 4:30 p.m. Steak dinners will be serves at 5:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Tom Smith at 239-280-2536 or thomas.smith@ avemaria.edu. More information can also be found at www.sssscookoff.com.Community Friendship DayYou are invited to our First Community Block Party located at 802-804 Boston Ave. (parking facilities of Chili Caliente) February 2, from 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Admission is free! The south side businesses of Immokalee would like the community to take part in its ethnic taste-testing Block Party activities. There will be food vendor booths, crafts o f all kind and an informational booth handing out pamphlets about Immokalee. You can’t miss the highlights of many ethic bands playing the night away. To participate as a vendor: You must register with our Immokalee Chamber of Commerce and have your own tent. Cost to be a Vendor........Food $50 and Crafts $25. No one is allowed to sell beverages except Chili Caliente, Donated prizes will be raf ed off every hour! Please call our Chamber at 239-657-3237 (Danny) for additional information if needed. Danny will discuss set-up times for the Block Party when application is completed. Business & Service Directory AUCTION2000 Ford3FAFP13P84R1881741998 Dodge2B4FP25B0WR5989991999 Chevy1GNFG15M2X1052376 Time for a new car? Check out this auction onJanuary 28, 2013 at 9amKeiths Towing (239) 657-5741 ROOFING Metal Roofs Re-Roofs Roof Repairs Seamless Gutters Soffit & Fascia Free Estimates Lic# CCC037019 981 Cowboy Circle Office (863)675-7045 Fax (863)612-1158 Lic#CCC1325950 Of“ce: (863) 675-704 5 1050 Commerce Dr. Suite B. Fax (863) 612-1158 7 Immokalee Bulletin January 17, 2013 Community Briefs


8 Immokalee Bulletin January 17, 2013 North Fort MyersGoodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. is reporting an increase in the number of individuals served in 2012 through Goodwill’s various community programs and services in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades Counties. Over 30,000 people were served during the yeara record for the organization. “We’ve seen an increased number of people seeking our services,” says Fred Richards, Vice President of Career Development Services at Goodwill. “Goodwill served over 30,000 individuals in 2012. This is an increase from the 23,000 served in 2011. ” A program that saw a large increase of individuals served was Goodwill’s Job-Link centers, which help people with employment, skills training, and family strengthening. Services range from resume creation and job placement to nancial planning and referrals to other local agencies. 501 individuals were placed in employment through Goodwill’s employment programs and vocational rehabilitation in 2012, an increase from the 106 placed in 2011. More than 4,700 new clients came through the Job-Link centers, accessing the services an average of 4 to 5 times. Other programs and services offered by Goodwill include Goodwill’s L.I.F.E. Academy charter school which provides schooling for students with developmental disabilities ages 11 through 22, The Goodwill SWFL MicroEnterprise Institute which helps aspiring entrepreneurs of low to moderate income levels with the skills they need to start their own businesses, income sensitive housing for seniors and people with disabilities, and Goodwill’s Neighborhood Outreach program which assists the communities of Pine Manor, Charleston Park, Page Park, and Suncoast Estates. Every one of these programs saw growth in 2012. Goodwill’s numbers also re ect how the community’s need for these programs and services are growing. Aside from new clients, Goodwill saw over 136,000 returning clients, or individuals who used multiple services. Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. helps people overcome their barriers to employment and independence in Charlotte, Collier, Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties. To learn more about Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, please visit the agency’s website at www.goodwillsw .org. Goodwill helps a record number of clients in 2012 Immokalee Pregnancy Center, Inc., opened its present facility located at 1011 West Main Street, Suite 5 in Immokalee on January 5, 2011. Immokalee Pregnancy Center, Inc. provides peer counseling to women and men facing crisis or unplanned pregnancies; free pregnancy tests; fetal development education and abortion risk education; “Earn While You Learn” maternity and parenting classes and a bible based study, “Surrendering the Secret” for women who have had an abortion in the past. All services are con dential and offered free of charge. IPC is excited to announce that it can now provide free Limited Ultrasound Imaging to its clients in Immokalee and surrounding communities. This signi cant addition was made possible with the help of local and national Knights of Columbus Councils, as well as support from nancial partners of the ministry. In December 2011 IPC launched the effort to have ultrasound services as part of its service offerings. Fundraising efforts included several bene ts, many church presentations and a matching grant from the national Knights Council. All the funding was secured in the late spring of 2012 and a nurse manager and medical director joined the ranks in early summer. IPC wants to welcome Dr. Neal Beightol, MD as its medical director and Rachel Hautamaki, BSN-RN as nurse manager. To celebrate this milestone and introduce the community to its organization, IPC will host an open house on Sunday, Januar y 20, 2013 from 1-4 p.m. Come and tour the center and meet the staff and board. Diane Hanson, Director of IPC is available for interviews, inquiries and welcomes visitors for tours of the center. Immokalee Pregnancy Center, Inc., launches services for pregnancy Submitted photoDiane Hanson, Director of IPC welcomes Dr. Neal Beightol, MD as its medical director and Rachel Hautamaki, BSN-RN as nurse manager.