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Title: Immokalee bulletin
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24 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. $3133 plus tax, title, & license due at signing. Includes first month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & capitalized cost reduction. *Stock #13t90. 20 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $500 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 ESCAPE SE FOR ONLY $209 PER MONTH.* xxxday, xxx xx, 20xx V ol. xx No. xxx Thursday, January 24, 2013 V ol. 46 No. 4 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Helping the neediest men, women and children is at the very heart of what Guadalupe Social Services of Catholic Charities was founded upon. This is one of the reasons that beginning Jan. 1, 2013, Guadalupe Social Services took over a soup kitchen previously run by the neighboring Guadalupe Center. The soup kitchen, clothing and shower programs are now part of a deal by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Venice as the social service agency assumes a more prominent role in the community. Bishop Frank J. Dewane blessed the newly named Casa Maria Soup Kitchen during a ceremony on Jan. 14. “This is an important moment for Catholic Charities and Guadalupe Social Services. We are keeping this soup kitchen going. Because of the need in the area we hope to see this and the other programs grow over time. The need is out there and as Catholics we are called to respond to that need.” Thanking the staff and volunteers of the soup kitchen, many of whom were present for the ceremony, Bishop Dewane said the “blessing is as much for you, the volunteers, as much as it is for the building.” He added that he admires the work they do and the impact they have made through the years and vowed to continue that legacy. Catholic Charities CEO Peter Routsis-Arroyo added to that thought, saying the legacy of Guadalupe Social Services is expanding and picking up where the Guadalupe Center left off and pursues a different focus. While the soup kitchen is under different management, it will remain the same, serving up to 100 people each day. For more than 30 years the two social service agencies worked as friendly but unafliated neighbors in the same building on the property of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, but the two helped in the community in their own unique ways. Guadalupe Social Services, a program o f Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Venice Inc., serves the needy through a Food Pantry, a Financial Assistance Program, Citizenship and Immigration Services, School on Wheels and special efforts such as Back-to-School Assistance, Undy Sunday and Holiday Food and Gift Programs. Guadalupe Center served the need y through its soup kitchen, clothing and shower programs, and through education services. The center will now focus exclusively on providing education support for nearly 1,000 are a children at a new facility in Immokalee. By taking over the primary work of the Guadalupe Center, Catholic Charities will now be serving up to 35,000 hot lunches each year thanks to nearly 150 volunteers. The newl y named Casa Maria Soup Kitchen seats about Catholic Charities includes Soup Kitchen The community is shocked and saddened by the deaths of a mother and two children Monday. Thirty-three year-old Cecilia Douglas of Immokalee died as the result of a two-vehicle crash at 8:27 a.m. Her two daughters also lost their struggle for life. Monday, January 21. The crash occurred on I-75 (SR 93), at mile marker 88, in Collier County. According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, a 2005 Lexus driven by Ms. Douglas struck the back of a 2001 Isuzu, driven by Dargel Diaz Tamayo, 41, of Opa Locka. After striking the back of the Tamayo vehicle, Ms. Douglas’ vehicle veered off the roadway onto the north shoulder, through a fence and into the canal. Media reports state that the family was freed from the wreckage by emergency workers but none were breathing at the time. Mr. Tamayo drove his vehicle to a controlled stop on the north paved shoulder. Tragedy strikes on I-75 Submitted photoMost Reverend Frank J. Dewane, Bishop of the Diocese of Venice, presided over the blessing of the Casa Maria Soup Kitchen. See Tragedy — Page 5 See Charities — Page 5

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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.Thrift store opens new locationSt. Matthew’s Thirft Store of Immokalee has a second location at 502 Winn-Dixie Plaza. The store is open Monday-Saturday. All proceeds go to help the homeless shelters in Immokalee and Naples. A nimal Clinic to be heldVolunteer 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.Vacunas para mascotas a bajos preciosSabado 26 de enero del 2013, Immokalee Community Park, 321 N. First Street, 10 a.m.02 p.m.. Volunteer Services For animals, Inc., un 501 (c)3 sin nes lucrativos, todo ael grupo de voluntarios vsarescue@aol. com 239-262-4768/290-6274. Mejorandor las vidas de animals sin hogar en el condado de minero durante 30 anos. Tenga por favor perros, correas y gatos en portadores.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. Volunteer tax assistanceGet all the money back you deserve. If you 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, Puert a #7, Immokalee; 239-657-6242 o 813-7326615. Dias y horario: Miercoles 6-9 p.m. y Sabados 10 a.m.-2 p.m.Medical class availabaleiTECH is pleased to announce the opening of a brand new Medical Billing and Coding class to begin on or about March 1st o f 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. 2 Immokalee Bulletin January 24, 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. Tax Statements by Matt KindermannEmployers have until January 31st, 2013 to mail your W-2 Tax and Wage Statement. Many companies who hire payroll services depend on the contractor to furnish the W-2, which should be mailed to your address on record. Taking into consideration the time for mail to travel through the system, you should not be concerned if you have yet to receive your W-2 by the middle of February. If you have not received your W-2 by then, there are steps that you must take to ensure that your tax ling is not late due to your failure to follow up. First, contact your employer and ask if the W-2 has been mailed and returned because of an error with the address. If the W-2 was never mailed, or had been mailed but not returned after a short period, request a re-issue. W-2’s that had been mailed but not returned can pose a threat to identity theft because your full name, address and social security number is listed on the document. Once a re-issue has been sent, allow for adequate printing and mailing time before contacting the IRS for assistance. The IRS hotline number is 800-829-1040, or 800-TAX-1040 for those with a sense of humor! You will have to give the IRS your social security number over the phone, which is not something to be queasy about since you are calling them. If you RECEIVE a telephone call from someone claiming to be with the IRS who requests your SSN, this is a different story and you should NOT give your SSN. The IRS will require your dates of employment with each employer during 2012, along with your estimated wages earned during that period. Even if you do not receive a W-2 by the tax ling deadline of April 15th, A.K.A. “Tax Day,” you should le an extension. You can also le a tax return using a Form 4852, “Substitute for Form W-2,” then le an amendment after you receive your ofcial W-2. For more information, go to www.irs.gov. 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." Career Corner Matt Kindermann Community Briefs

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Living the callAll are invited to the “Living the Call” Conference Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Ave Maria University in Ave Maria. 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.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 Mari a 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. Hispanic Affairs Advisory Baord Notice is hereby given that the Hispanic A ffairs Advisory Board will meet Thursday, January 24, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board of County Commissioners chambers, third oor, Collier County Government Center, 3299 Tamiami Trail East, Naples. About the public meeting: All interested parties are invited to attend, and to register to speak and to submit their objections, if any, in writing, to the board/ committee prior to the meeting if applicable. A ll registered public speakers will be limited to three minutes unless permission for additional time is granted by the chairman. Collier County Ordinance No. 2004-05 requires that all lobbyists shall, before engaging in any lobbying activities (including, but not limited to, addressing the Board of County Commissioners, an advisory board or quasi-judicial board), register with the Clerk to the Board at the Board Minutes and Records Department. 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 prov ided at no cost to the individual. For more information, call Marlene Serrano at (239) 252-2487.Black Affairs Advisory Board Notice is hereby given that the Black Affairs Advisory Board will meet on Monday, January 28, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board of County Commissioners chambers, third oor, Collier County Government Center, 3299 Tamiami Trail East, Naples. The agenda includes, but is not limited to discussing Sidewalks and Bike Path initiatives in Collier County. About the public meeting: All interested parties are invited to attend, and to register to speak and to submit their objections, if any, in writing, to the board/ committee prior to the meeting if applicable. All registered public speakers will be limited to three minutes unless permission for additional time is granted by the chairman. Collier County Ordinance No. 2004-05 requires that all lobbyists shall, before engaging in any lobbying activities (including, but not limited to, addressing the Board of County Commissioners, an advisory board or quasi-judicial board), register with the Clerk to the Board at the Board Minutes and Records Department. 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. For more information, call Rhonda Cummings at (239) 252-8941. HERE’S MY CARDKeep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping needs. 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Florida Highway Patrol sets up such details to proactively remove impaired drivers from the roadways and ultimately enhance the safety of the motoring public. Troopers conducting the detail will be mobile while monitoring traf c in an effort to maximize their visibility and effectiveness in removing impaired drivers from the roadways in Collier County, Florida. Driving impaired from alcohol or drugs put everyone on the roadways in danger. Florida law considers a driver with .08 or higher Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) to be impaired. Drivers under the age of 21 with a BAC of .02 or higher are also in violation of Florida law. The Florida Highway Patrol would like to remind everyone that *FHP (*347) dialed from any cell phone contacts FHP should you need to report an aggressive driver or require roadside assistance. The date and time of the DUI Wolfpack Detail will be announced at a later time. FHP to conduct Wolf Pack detail County Meetings planned Community Briefs

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Little League information Register early, save $100It’s that time of year to register your little one for baseball or softball. If you register your child between now and January 31 the cost will be $65, after the 31st the cost will 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 years 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 239-628-2549, Hector Ramos 239-564-9645 or William Trevino Jr. 239324-3075.Umpire clinicLittle League is starting the season with a bang. If you are interested in being a 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. If you are interested, please give us a call at the numbers provided. A volunteer form needs to be lled out prior to adding you to the list. William Trevino III 239-324-3072, Juan Garcia 239-6282549, Hector Ramos 239-564-9645 or William Trevino Jr. 239-324-3075. 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 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 4 Immokalee Bulletin January 24, 2013 NAPLES, FL., Collier Family Farms will be hosting a Grand Opening event from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday, January 26 on their farm in Ave Maria. The event will feature an of cial ribbon cutting at 1:00 p.m. with County Commissioner Tim Nance and Barron Collier Companies representatives, free reusable shopping bags to the rst 50 visitors, special grand opening coupons, and live music from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Guests will be able to purchase a variety of produce and citrus from the farm stand store. “January 26 will be a very exciting and busy day in Ave Maria,” comments Lara Collier of Collier Family Farms. “There are several town events happening that same day with thousands of anticipated visitors. We believe Collier Family Farms will provide convenient access to locally grown produce and citrus as well as providing an authentic U-pick experience for those wishing to hand-select their food.” Collier Family Farms is located on 12 acres in eastern Collier County, within the development of Ave Maria. With a focus on locally-grown, pesticide-free, non-GMO produce and citrus, Collier Family Farms offers a variety of fruits and vegetables for sale. By incorporating alternative growing methods including hydro-stackers, a vertical gardening system which increases fruit and vegetable yield while conserving space and water, Collier Family Farms is able to increase the amount and variety of produce and citrus for sale. The farm stand will feature cucumbers, Swiss chard, collard greens, herbs and local citrus for sale during its grand opening. Collier Family Farms is located at 5321 Ave Maria Boulevard in Ave Maria, Florida 34142. For more information, please visit www.collierfamilyfarms.com and their Facebook page, or call 239-398-4157. Collier Family Farms plans grand opening event Little League Information for the Immokalee area Middle and high school students in Collier County are excited about competing for the chance to see the NBA World Champions, the Miami Heat, play the Memphis Grizzlies at the American Airlines Arena in Miami on March 1st. This incredible opportunity is being sponsored by Achieve3000, the company currently providing curricular materials for Intensive Reading classes in 8th, 9th and 10th grades. The contest is based on class average o f growth from early January through the middle of February. One class from each grade level will win. Not only will they win tickets to the game, they will travel in style on coach buses, watch the players warm-up prior to the game, and shoot free-throws with the game ball after the game. The contest was inspired by the focus on literacy that the players themselves promote. LaBron James, for instance, reads before and sometimes during games to alleviate pressure. Dwayne Wade’s foundation, Reading Takes You Far, provides books for children without means. To learn more about the contest, please contact the school district’s Communications & Community Engagement Department at communications@collierschools. com, or you may call 239-377-0180. Students turning up heat in classrooms

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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 24, 201390 people and often lls up with the neediest people, many out of work or homeless, some just seeking a rare hot meal. "We are looking to the people who have donated to soup kitchen and other programs in the past to continue to support this most basic effort of providing a hot meal to the needy," Armando Galella, District Director of Catholic Charities of Collier County. "The Casa Maria Soup Kitchen is also an opportunity to bring in new people who are looking to support a program that helps people in a direct way. What other way is there than at a soup kitchen?" Mark Pratt, who has helped coordinate the volunteers at the soup kitchen for many y ears, noted that the transition is exciting for everyone. "Having Catholic Charities in charge is exciting as we are now one big family with our old neighbors. Everyone's goal is to expand this program over time." Routsis-Arroyo said the Casa Maria Soup Kitchen will serve as a test case for a possible opening of additional soup kitchens in places of critical need throughout the Diocese of Venice. "This is a very exciting time for Catholic Charities. We have a long history of providing food to the needy, but rarely have we ever provided hot meals, except on special occasions. This is an opportunity to really help people in a more direct way. We will use the lessons learned to make such soup kitchens ef cient and viable so that they have the greatest impact possible." Catholic Charities also will take over the Clothing Room and Shower Program. The Clothing Room provides clients with clothing and household items. The Shower Program provides clients with shower facilities and fresh towels, clothing and toiletries to maintain their hygiene as well as their dignity. The Guadalupe Center will continue to provide clothing and household items to the program through donations made to their resale shop in Naples. Guadalupe Social Services Program Director Ninfa Drago said the agreement to take over the soup kitchen, clothing and shower programs is something that has been talked about for a long time. "We are now providing expanded social services to each person who comes to the soup kitchen. This is important to helping individuals and families get the services they need to help improve their current situation." This is done through talking to the individuals and families who use the soup kitchen and learn why they are there. By knowing this, Guadalupe Social Services counselors can direct people to other programs that might make them less reliant on the soup kitchen in the future. To take advantage of the soup kitchen, there are plans in the works to offer the existing School on Wheels program for mothers right after a lunch in the same room. The School on Wheels program sends people to homes to teach mothers conversational English. This will ultimately help the mother when she visits the doctor or visits their children's school. Having everyone in the same room will reach many more people and have a greater impact. Even with the added services, none of the programs run by Guadalupe Social Services will change immediately, Drago explained. "Our commitment is to helping the people of Immokalee; we just now do it in more ways." For people interested in learning more about the programs of Guadalupe Social Services they get visit www.catholiccharitiesdov.org or call 239-657-6242. For those interested in supporting the programs, they can use the Web site or send a check to Guadalupe Social Services, PO Box 5034, Immokalee, FL 34143. Make checks payable to "Guadalupe Social Services." If you would like to make a direct Two children in the Douglas vehicle were severely injured in the crash. Four-year-old Madison Douglas was taken to Physicians Regional Hospital with serious injuries. Three-year-old Rylee Douglas was in critical condition when taken to Physicians Regional Hospital. However, they both succumbed to their injuries later. All occupants in the Douglas vehicle were secured in the vehicle w ith seat belts. Mr. Tamayo received only minor injuries and was taken to Physicians Regional Hospital. Passengers Hanley A. Padua German, 47, of Orlando received minor injuries and Bridgie Inmaculada Grisanty Acosta, 47, of Doral, suffered serious injuries. She was also taken to Physicians Regional Hospital. SR 82 crash results in minor injuries On Januar y 19, 24y ear-old Christina Ochoa of Immokalee suffered minor injuries in a crash that occurred at 4:15 a.m. on SR 82 in Lee County. According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, Ms. Ochao was a passenger in a Mercedes C240 which was traveling eastbound on SR 82 behind a 1999 Dodge pick up truck driven by 28-year-old Jose Vidaurri Jr., of LeHigh Acres. The report stated that the Mercedes failed to negotiate a safe closing speed and struck the pick up truck from behind. The truck traveled onto the southbound shoulder and into a ditch. The Mercedes burst into ames, but no one was injured in the re. The driver of the pick up truck told law enforcement that the driver of the Mercedes ed the scene. TragedyContinued From Page 5 Pictured from left: Bishop Frank J. Dewane, Ninfa Drago (Program Director of Guadalupe Social Services), and Peter Routsis-Arroyo (Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice CEO). CharitiesContinued From Page 1

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Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Apartments MIRA VERDE Ask us how to get 2 months FREE Let’s have a FRESH start for the New Year!!. $10.00 Application fee per person. 2 BEDROOMS AT $500.00 PER MONTH 3 BEDROOMS AT $505.00 PER MONTH 4 BEDROOMS AT $ 465.00 PER MONTH Open Saturdays 9:00a 3:00p !**Looking for FARMWORKERS to come live with us!!!!.**LOCATED AT: 6760 Santa Fe North, Labelle, FL. CALL US AT: (877) 255-7316 MIRA VERDE Vamos empezar FRESCO este Ano Nuevo!! $10.00 por costo Applicacion por persona!! 2 RECAMARRAS A $500.00 POR MES 3 RECAMARRAS A $505.00 POR MES 4 RECAMARRAS A $ 465.00 POR MES Abierto Sabados de 9:00a 3:00p! **Buscando TRABAJADORES DE AGRICULTURA para que vengan a vivir con nosotros.** LOCALIZADOS EN: 6760 Sante Fe North, Labelle, FL LLAMENOS AL: (877) 255-7316 Employment Full TimeLEAD FARM MECHANIC/FOREMAN Experienced farm mechanic needed for a local citrus and sod farm. Applicants should have 10 yrs experience working with diesel & gasoline units, be able to trouble shoot systems, work on late model Ford trucks, HS diploma (or equivalent), have dependable transportation, drivers license, and own tools. CDL with hazardous materials endorsement a plus. This is an hourly position paid weekly, year round, 5-6 days per week during the season and 5 days per week otherwise. Competitive wage and bene ts package including discretionary bonus, insurance, vacations, holidays, sick days, retirement, and matching 401-k plan. If interested call (863)-673-0363 or you can email a letter/resume to JIM.MCVAY@duda.com. M/F/H/D/V. EOE. PRODUCTION MAINTENANCE WORKER *HARVEST AREA* Responsible for safely and ef ciently assisting journeymen who perform maintenance on harvesting and harvesting related equipment. Please respond if you have a CDL and seeking a Full Time Position. Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online www.ussugar.com Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Employment Full Time Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. 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. LivestockPONIES (4) 2 are younger than 10yrs. Other 2 are 4 and under. 1M, 3F (863)612-6812 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. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. 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 ESPERANZA PLACEAffordable 3Br Apartments, 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 Provider & Employer. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Apartments 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. 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 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads 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 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds 6 Immokalee Bulletin January 24, 2013 Apartments No wonder newspaper readers have more fun!READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY.

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by Maribel De ArmasVirtually 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 a year since the district has gone “virtual” w ith yers, meant for parents of elementary students, being posted now as “virtual” yers on the district website 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, y ou’re there. These are the yers from various community organizations or governmental agencies with offers of some sort of serv ice available to your child, or news about special events of interest to your child; yers schools used to send home in your child’s w eekly envelope or folder. These previously “printed” yers are now the “virtual” yers w e’re talking about here. What this means for you is, when you go online to do anything – on your smart phone, iPhone, iPad, or 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. Virtual yers remain on the website for a full calendar month, so you can easily go back to take another look anytime you’d like. 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 elementary schools district wide, each community organization or governmental agency w anting 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 at home. 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? Let us know at feedback@collierschools.com. Business & Service Directory AUCTION2000 Dodge1B4HR28ZX4F2473762007 Nissian1N4AL21E17N415803 Time for a new car? Check out this auction onFebruary 4, 2013 at 9amKeiths Towing (239) 657-5741 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! 7 Immokalee Bulletin January 24, 2013 Students First 2013 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 239-6951205. Community Brief

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8 Immokalee Bulletin January 24, 2013 Newszap.com... Your Local Piece of the World Wide WebJoin us on florida.newszap.com We look forward to seeing you there!NEW features:• Daily LOCAL news updates from our network of community newspapers. • NEW Format Interactive, plus easy to use and navigate! • Easy access to loads of special publications throughout the years. • Newly designed, easy to use Community CalendarPLUS... All of your favorite things are still there!• FREE Online Classifieds Ads — Buy It, Sell It! • Public Forums — Share your news and views! • Employment Ads — Find a job or fill a slot! • Market Place — The retail ads from the Immokalee Bulletin! • Entertaiment — Share & surf events from throughout Florida!