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Title: Immokalee bulletin
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Place of Publication: LaBelle, FL
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*Available on select new Fords. Red Carpet Lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify. See Dealer for details. Offer ends 04/01/13 xxxday, xxx xx, 20xx V ol. xx No. xxx See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Submitted by Rick HeersGreater Naples Leadership Master Class XVII spent a whole day in Immokalee visiting many different sites, listened to a host of speakers and garnered a taste for many of the unique qualities of their neighbor in the northeastern corner of Collier County. Led by Susan Glass, Ann Olson, Linda Ottenad and Tony Urick, the large group of 50 adults left Hodges University after a continental breakfast at Hodges University in Naples at 7 a.m., boarded a bus and went directly to Guadalupe Child Development Center. There they spent the morning and lunch hour listening to many speakers who shared volumes of information on the background of Immokalee. Emceed by Ann Olson, the group learned from Carlene Thissen, author of Immokalee’s Fields of Hope-a pictoral view of Immokalee, Frank Massey, a long-time resident of Immokalee and Judy Weeks, historian and student of the Seminole Indians who shared about life in Immokalee from a resident’s viewpoint. Other morning speakers included Toby Purse, Lipman Family Companies’ director of human resources, Gerardo Reyes-Chavez, a Coalition of Immokalee Workers member, Cecil Howell, operator of H & R Farms-a life-long resident of Immokalee and graduate of its school system who shared the challenges of operating a small scale agricultural business employing migrant farm workers on a daily basis, and a representative of Collier Enterprises who shared the operations of the Collier Farm Industry. Educational speakers who rounded Leadership class visits Immokalee Submitted photoWashington visitorsImmokalee Students Experience Trip of a Lifetime to Washington D.C. for America’s Promise Alliance’s “Building a Grad Nation Summit” Sun Life Rising Star Award students invited to the nation’s Capitol to serve as youth committee leaders at the nation’s premier annual event focused on improving high school graduation rates. Thursday, February 28, 2013 V ol. 46 No. 9 Submitted photoFifty members of the Greater Naples Leadership Master Class got a good look at all Immokalee has to offer recently. Washington, D.C. (Date) – Immokalee student, Candace Perez and Mariela Vega received an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. along with 15 other Sun Life Rising Star students to take part in the third annual “Building a Grad Nation” Summit, the nation’s premier annual event focused on measuring progress in the nation’s efforts to increase high school graduation rates and close opportunity gaps for youth. General Colin Powell is the founding chairman of America’s Promise and Mrs. Alma Powell serves as Board Chair. Sunday’s Youth Experience Pre-Conference sponsored by Sun Life, welcomed more than 75 students, ages 13-25, from across the country to examine the progress and remaining challenges in the nation’s effort to help more y outh graduate high school with the skills necessary to succeed in college and career. Mrs. Powell made a special appearance to meet the students as they participated in workshop sessions that helped the youth participants develop personal acStudents at Capitol summitSee Capitol — Page 2 See Leadership — Page 2

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2 Immokalee Bulletin February 28, 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. tion plans to take back to their communities. The Rising Star students also received a special tour of the nation’s capital and will participate in a post-summit follow-up session. During the Summit, youth participants connected with hundreds of educators, policymakers, business leaders and community organizers attending from around the country, empowering them to contribute ideas, voices and solutions for increasing high school, graduation rates. Rising Stars Award student scholarship winners each received a $5,000 college scholarship for their commitment to education and their communities. The Sun Life Rising Star Awards Program recognizes nonpro ts that address low high school graduation rates and honors outstanding students who have overcome signi cant obstacles to succeed. Since 2010, Sun Life has awarded nearly $3 million in grants and scholarships to education-based nonpro ts and high school students across the country. About Sun Life Financial Sun Life Financial is a leading international nancial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth accumulation products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Chartered in 1865, Sun Life Financial and its partners today have operations in key markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China and Bermuda. In the United States and elsewhere, insurance products are offered by members of the Sun Life Financial group that are insurance companies. Sun Life Financial Inc., the holding company for the Sun Life Financial group of companies, is a public company. It is not an insurance company and does not offer insurance products for sale in the United States or elsewhere, and does not guarantee the obligations of its insurance company subsidiaries. In the United States, Sun Life Financial provides a range of products and services to employers and their employees, including group and voluntary life, disability, dental and stop-loss insurance products. These products are issued by Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada in all states except New York. In New York, these products are issued by Sun Life Insurance and Annuity Company of New York. Product offerings may not be available in all states and may vary depending on state laws and regulations. For more information please visit www.sunlife.com/us. Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), Ne w York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF. About America’s Promise Alliance America’s Promise Alliance is the nation’s largest partnership dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth. We bring together more than 400 national organizations representing nonpro t groups, businesses, communities, educators an d policymakers. Through our Grad Nation campaign, we mobilize Americans to en d the high school dropout crisis and prepare young people for college and the 21st century workforce. Building on the legacy o f our founding chairman General Colin Powell, America’s Promise believes the success of young people is grounded in the Five Promises—Caring Adults, Safe Places, A Healthy Start, Effective Education, and Opportunities to Help Others. For more information, visit AmericasPromise.org. out the morning sessions included Barbara Oppenheim, President of Guadalupe Center who shared the importance of early childhood education including the use of local students as tutors, Barbara Mainster, Executive Director of Redlands Christian Migrant Association who explained their educational programs including their elementary tutoring program and charter school, and Marianne Kearns, Executive Director of PACE Center for Girls-a very successful educational option for at-risk teenage girls, and nally, Richard Kent, Guidance Counselor at Immokalee High School, along with four IHS students. Following a typical Hispanic lunch provided by Lozano’s Mexican American Restaurant in which several children and mentors from Guadalupe’s Tutor Corps and Immokalee High discussed living and learning in Immokalee with individual participants. Following lunch the group was taken on a guided tour bus view of Immokalee by I HOPE’s recently retired director, Rick Heers. In addition to viewing a large variety o f housing by the non-pro t and for pro t segment of Immokalee, the group disembarked at Horizon Village, a single men’s migrant housing facility operated by Collier Health Services. They were able to view some greatl y improved housing offered through Collier Housing Authority, Habitat for Humanity, Immokalee Non-Pro t Housing, the Empowerment Alliance of Southwest Florida, and I HOPE. Arriving at the pride of Immokalee, the state-of-the-art, and arguably the nest vocational-technical center-iTECH, the GNL group listed to a panel discussing housing issues in Immokalee led by Susan Golden, Executive Director of Immokalee Non-Pro t Housing, Esmeralda Serrata, Executive Director of Collier Housing Authority, and Ric k Heers. Two speakers-Steven Weinman, COO o f Healthcare Network of Southwest Florid a (formerly Collier Health Services) who presented healthcare services for the Immokalee migrant community, and CapitolContinued From Page 1 LeadershipContinued From Page 1 by Maribel De ArmasA neighborhood rooster’s cock-adoodle-doo signaled the beginning of the school day this past Saturday at Pinecrest Elementary School. Yes I said “Saturday.” Pinecrest is one of the 23 Collier County Public Schools hosting “Saturdays for Success Academies.” About 3,000 students district-wide are attending Saturday classes each week. Our Title 1 schools, those with a high concentration of economically needy students, were chosen to take part in the academy program. The elementary students invited to attend are in need of help with the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) and the high school students attending are in need of help passing end-ofcourse exams, FCAT, the ACT, or in some cases Advanced Placement exams. Students who were in class this past Saturday will return for four more Saturdays over the course of the next few weeks. So the rooster was saying “good morning” to the students arriving by bus at Pinecrest. They were also being welcomed personally by Principal Karey Stewart. The best part is the students were all smiles, happy to be coming to school on a Saturday no less. Principal Stewart played the role of pied piper, leading the students into the cafeteria for breakfast and a song, a rap number in fact. Please rap along with me: “Even though it’s Saturday I’m here to do my best, I know that it’s up to me to work hard before I rest. I’ll listen to my teachers and make my family proud, with all of my new knowledge I’ll stand out from the crowd. Go Eagles!” And go they did; off to class being led this time by each of their happy teachers. In the classrooms the focus was on writing, math, and science. “Essential questions” were displayed in each classroom, higher level questions. In the writing classes the students were reading passages and determining essential questions such as “What supports an idea?” In math classes, students were doing multiplication and division. In science, they were focused on substances and physical properties. No matter the lesson, the students were involved, enthusiastic, and happily engaged and their teachers were, too – totally! Everyone wanted to be there. Students were eagerly raising their hands to answer questions and practically jumping out of their seats when called upon to come up to the white board in the front of the room to point something out. And are the “Saturdays for Success Academies” working? Are they making a difference? A 6th grader at Pinecrest put it best when she said that “going to school on Saturday has really helped me. I am thankful for the opportunity.” I’ll bet that every student attending would echo that comment. Students First

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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! 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 3 Immokalee Bulletin February 28, 2013 The Hills are Alive! Your family will not want to miss one of the most beloved musicals ever brought to the stage. Join Maria, the Nuns, and the Von Trapp family as they share the joys of music, perseverance and family! Performance dates: March 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30) and March 3rd at 3 p.m. (doors open at 2:30 p.m.) Performance Venue: Ballroom of the Bob Thomas Student Union – 5050 Ave Maria Blvd. Ave Maria, FL. 34142 (General Seating). Ticket prices $6 in advance $8 at the door. To get tickets on line go to: http:/ / www.avechildrenstheater.com/tickets. html o r call 239-261-2606. Check out the Website at http://www. avechildrenstheater.com/ Ave Chidren’s Theater presents: The Sound of Music Collier — Tobacco products like chew, dip and snuff are not harmless. But because they’re smokeless, youth and adults may underestimate the serious health risks associated with these products. To help raise awareness about the dangers of smokeless tobacco, Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) and the Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida will observe “Through With Chew” Week from Feb.17-23. Collier County SWAT youth will be distributing green ribbons along with smokeless tobacco fact cards to their school peers for “Through with Chew” Week. The ribbon is designed to raise awareness of the death and disease caused by smokeless tobacco products. Public Service Announcements w ill also be made on school morning announcements to educate students and teachers on the dangers associated with smokeless tobacco. “Youth and young adults may think that spit tobacco is safer than cigarettes because it comes in sweet avors such as cherry, peach and apple” said Andrea Sparano, SWAT Coordinator at the Collier County Health Department. “The truth is that spit tobacco contains 28 cancer causing chemicals, and a 30 minute chew has the same amount of nicotine as 3 to 4 cigarettes.” Health Risks Constant exposure to tobacco juices from these smokeless products can cause oral cancers, which can form within just ve years of regular use, and can cause cancer of the esophagus, pharynx, larynx, stomach and pancreas. Smokeless tobacco use can increase the risk of oral cancers by 80 percent and the risk of pancreatic and esophageal cancer by 60 percent, according to a 2008 study from the World Health Organization (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer. Aside from the increased risk of cancer, using smokeless tobacco can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. It can lead to other oral problems such as mouth sores, gum recession, tooth decay, and permanent discoloration of teeth. Smokeless tobacco use can also increase the risk of reproductive health problems such as reduced sperm count and abnormal sperm cells for men. Women who use smokeless tobacco may be at an increased risk of preeclampsia (a condition that may include high blood pressure, uid retention, and swelling), premature birth, and low birth weight. [ Addiction Like cigarettes, smokeless tobacco products contain nicotine, a highly addictive and dangerous chemical. Smokeless tobacco users and cigarette smokers have comparable levels of nicotine in the blood, according to the National Cancer Institute. “Some youth may mistakenly believe that when they start smoking or use any tobacco product, they are able to quit very easily,” said State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong. “This type of addiction is very hard to break, and the health risks are extremely high for any tobacco product.” Tobacco Free Florida has three ways to help smokeless tobacco users quit. Those who want to quit can double their chances at success by using one of these free and convenient quit services. For more information, visit www.tobaccofree orida.com. For more information on smokeless tobacco, visit www.tobaccofree orida.com/ smokelesstobacco. ABOUT THROUGH WITH CHEW WEEK This national annual health observance was established by the American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery as an educational campaign designed to prevent and reduce the use of smokeless tobacco. Through With Chew Week is now recognized by public health groups across the country. The week includes the Great American Spit Out on Thursday, Feb. 21, which encourages smokeless tobacco users to plan in advance to quit using smokeless tobacco that day, or to use the day to make a plan to quit. ABOUT TOBACCO FREE FLORIDA DOH’s Tobacco Free Florida campaign is a statewide cessation and prevention campaign funded by Florida’s tobacco settlement fund. Tobacco users interested in quitting are encouraged to use one of the state’s three ways to quit. To learn about Tobacco Free Florida and the state’s free quit resources, visit www.tobaccofree orida.com or follow the campaign on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TobaccoFreeFlorida or Twitter at www.twitter.com/tobaccofree a. DOH works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. Raising awareness of tobacco use Organizations wishing to participate in the Ninth Migrant Annual Expo should register now. The expo is to take place Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Collier County Health Department, 419 North 1st Street in Immokalee. This event provides information to the Immokalee community about locally available social and support services, educational/vocational opportunities and health services and screenings. You will need to bring your own display table and chairs for attending staff members. They will set up on the outside space between the Library and Health Department. To register your agency for participation, please send your agency name, contact name, phone and e-mail address and submit them by February 28t to: Collier County Health Department, Attn: Elia Martinez, Phone: (239) 252-7332, Fax: (239) 252-7329m E-mail: Elia_Martinez2@doh.state.fl.us. Looking for participation in the Ninth Migrant Expo

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Intersections countywide: Construction project: Crews are replacing hanger systems for traf c signals at intersections. Nighttime/overnight work scheduled from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., weather permitting, and depending on location will require short duration lane closures (about one hour). As some intersections, traf c signals may operate in " ash mode" ( ashing yellow for the main street/ ashing red for side streets). Drivers should expect some delays. Law enforcement also will be on site to direct traf c if work requires temporary suspension of power to signal. Crews will complete one intersection (possibly two or more) each night and plan to work seven nights/week. Intersections next on the schedule are: SR 29 and Farm Workers Village, Immokalee Drive, and CR 890/ Trafford Road (this order is not necessarily sequential). Project completion is estimated by late spring 2013, weather permitting. The contractor is American Lighting & Signalization, Inc. Crayton Road From Oleander Drive to south of Banyan Boulevard: Construction project: Work consists of sidewalk construction, drainage improvements and signing and pavement marking. Construction work is underway from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and possible lane closures can be expected, weather permitting. Motorists are advised to use caution and watch for construction workers in the construction zone. Project completion is estimated by early 2013. The Contractor is Astaldi Construction Corporation. I-75 at the SR 951/Collier Boulevard interchange: Construction project: Crews are making improvements to interchange ramps, adding new mast arm signals, and placing new pavement markings and signs. Activities involve placement of base material, paving of road and shoulder widening; sign and signalization installation at the northbound and southbound off ramps, and the northbound on ramp (off the roadway). The traveling public should only expect minor delays as construction equipment is entering and leaving the roadway to move about the jobsite. Completion is estimated for early 2013. The contractor is APAC Southeast. US 41 from State Road 29 to the Dade County Line (approximately thirty-two miles): Construction project: This project is widening the roadway shoulders from two to four feet and replaces curb, guardrail and railing on 41 bridges. Work also includes paving side street connections and installing pavement markings. Weather permitting, crews will continue widening and paving the shoulders, placing sod at the edge of the new asphalt, and installing concrete curb, railing and guard rail at the bridges. Activities are planned for daytime, Monday through Friday. Drivers will encounter two lane closures along the project. Motorists are advised to observe posted speed limits, look out for pedestrians and bicyclists, obey agging operations and drive with caution in the construction zone. Completion is estimated for spring 2014. The contractor is Wright Construction Group. SR 84/Davis Boulevard from west of Radio Road to Santa Barbara Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are expanding the road to six lanes, adding sidewalk, bike lanes, and street lights, and building a noise wall. Crews have constructed temporary eastbound traf c lanes allowing for the new roadway to be constructed. This traf c con guration is expected to be in effect through spring 2013. Crews will continue placing embankment along the north roadway and installing drainage structures in the median areas at the west end of the project near Santa Barbara Boulevard. There will be intermittent lane closures during these activities. Crews will also continue with the installation of the noise wall in front of the Madison Park community. Drainage installation at the entrance/exit of Madison Park to Davis Boulevard began on February 4th, and was completed on February 15th. The entrance / exit at Madison Park has been re-opened. Project completion is estimated by end o f 2013, weather permitting. The contractor is Guymann Construction. It’s Time to Connect Your Business to the WebIf you’re not advertising online, you’re missing out on a large, diverse and affluent audience of local consumers, and it’s growing every day. In fact, nearly two-thirds of all adult Internet users and 76 percent of adults visit newspaper websites. Call us today at 239.657.6000, and let’s talk about a print, online and social media plan that fits your business’s needs and budget.THE IMMOKALEE BULLETIN239-657-6000 | www. orida.newszap.com Financing available. No credit check no interest! Disclaimer: The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. 4 Immokalee Bulletin February 28, 2013 We had a great event involving multiple relay teams to help not only raise money and build awareness but also incorporated a little family fun, too. There was a total of eight teams out raising money through their own creative ideas. Team Beta was selling rosaries and luminaries. Team Lipman was selling fresh produce. Team Jump Start had freshly cooked sweet corn with toppings. Lake Trafford had a swap meet style sale. Winn-Dixie offered hamburgers and hot dogs along with a bike raf e. Immokalee Fire Department was selling baked goods and had a bounce house for the children. Along with the team fund raising, Desiree Alvarado rented spaces to a few local vendors for $20 a piece that generated an extra $100 for the cause. Our event was held in the Winn Dixie parking lot from 11 a.m.to 4 p.m. and generated a little over $1,500 in total. The money was disbursed between the teams involved. Along with the money raised it gave the community a little excitement and education as to what the real for life really is a community fundraiser to ght cancer. Relay for life block party Submitted photoTeam Lipman was selling fresh produce. Submitted photoTeam Beta was selling rosaries and luminaries. Collier County Road Watch

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5 Immokalee Bulletin February 28, 2013 Death and taxes, as the saying goes, are the only two inevitables in life. Liberty Tax has of ces in Naples and Immokalee have the experience and knowledge to get you through the dif culties of tax season. Dale said he and his wife, Brenda, decided to open the Immokalee of ce when they saw the opportunity here. Getting the of ce up and running has been a "long haul," said franchise owner Dale Dempster. He and his wife, Brenda, run both of ces. They are located at 1320 N. 15th Street, next to the CRA of ce, and in Naples at 1246 Airport-Pulling Road. Taxes are a year-round business for the Dempsters. There's always a deadline looming during the tax year, but a good tax professional w orks "all day half the night to process" their clients' returns. Their rst season falls from January 1-Feb. 15, then from February 16-April 8 they are slowly compiling information. Then things peak again in 7-8 days. A second season peaks from June 1-August 15 for corporate investors. From September to October extensions must be done. It's pretty much non stop pressure for those who help the rest of us w ith our taxes. The handle taxes and bookkeeping for individuals, do business returns, corporate partnerships, trusts and tax exempt organizations. They are also getting into QuickBooks shortly. A plan to plan to teach licensed tax returns is on hold. In addition to taxes, the Dempsters handle bookkeeping duties for local businesses. Dale also explains that he can speak on behalf of his clients at IRS, although he cannot represent client in tax court. Currently, Liberty Tax has ten preparers in both of ces. The of ces are open seven days a week Liberty Tax in Immokalee is a franchise. Dale started doing taxes at age 16. He said he always good with numbers and his grandfather used to say he'd grow up to be an accountant. He warns people that there are a lot of gray areas in the tax laws, and he has the training and experience to help them nd their way through. He added that often small businesses don't realize how much a good accountant can help them expand their business. The tax business, he said, "is always challenging to me." He added that he has clients all over the world in Europe, Panama, Canada. When clients are happy with your work, they will look you up wherever they may go. He said that experience, a good understand of the law and honesty are very important in his work. He promises to "get the client the largest refund they can under the law and keep them in compliance." Keeping up with the latest laws and changes is very important for a tax business. Every year training begins in August for employees. New people take a ten week course. There are also eight week, six week and one week courses depending on the employee's experience level. The Dempsters are community minded. In fact, they do free tax returns in appreciation for people in our community that provide a valuable service. Brenda explains that theirs is the most locally run tax service in Immokalee and provide year-round service. They are available, she said, and train and hire locally. You can call Liberty Tax in Immokalee at 239-867-4581 or 239-304-8506 in Naples. Liberty Tax of ce locally run Lorenzo Walker Technical High School (LWTHS) will host an Information Night for prospective students and their families at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, at the school, which is located at 3702 Estey Avenue. The evening, designed for current 8th grade students/families, will begin in the school's dining room, located in the center of campus. After a brief overview, guests will take a tour of the campus in small groups, guided by staff and current LWTHS students. After the tour, refreshments will be available in the lobby while students and parents have the opportunity to learn more and ask additional questions. LWTHS is a school of choice and accepts only 150 incoming freshman from throughout Collier County each year. Students attending LWTHS have an opportunity to take a full set of college-preparatory classes and earn dual enrollment credits from the Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology and Edison State College. The curriculum meets the course requirements for admission into twoand four-year colleges, and also those of Florida's Bright Futures Scholarship Program. In addition, students have an opportunity to earn certi cation in a technical/career program. Available career majors include: Entrepreneurship Digital Design Computer Systems Technology Practical Nursing Patient Care Assistant Dental Arts Culinary & Hospitality Arts Early Childhood Education Cosmetology Transportation (Auto and Marine) Auto Collision and Repair Architectural & Mechanical Drafting The application deadline for the 201314 school year is Friday, March 15, and students will be noti ed of their status by April 15. The application can be found online at www.collierschools.com/lwh/. To learn more, please contact LWTHS Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction Jeff Rexford at 377-3320 or via email at rexforje@collierschools.com. Information night at Lorenzo Walker by Richard RiceBill Walsh, VP/Manager of the Naples A uto Donation Center, gave Rotarians some insight as to how they might get some IRS tax credit by donating an automobile to the agency during the meeting on February 13th. "Donating your car is fast, free, and easy, W alsh said, and you're protected when you donate to NADC, as the law prohibits nonpro t organizations from accepting donations unless the non-pro t is a licensed auto dealer." Naples Auto Donation Center is a 501 (C-3) non-pro t organization and a licensed, bonded, and insured auto dealer in the State of Florida, said Walsh. NADC will accept any auto you may wish to donate, regardless of its condition, and shares the net revenue with the charity of y our choice, he said. Our portion of the net revenue is earmarked and goes to the Friends of Foster Children (FFC), a non-pro t that provides services, activities, and necessities to Collier County children in the dependency/foster care system who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, abandonment, or neglect. FFC does for these youngsters what the State of Florida does not do, said Walsh. Persons interested are asked to call NADC at 239 692-9840, or visit the center at 1742 Commercial Drive, Naples, Florida. Rotarians learn about special tax creditsYour community directory is a click away! newszap.com Free Speech Free Ads

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Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard SalesPalm & Pines Annual Multi-Family Yard Sale Felda, Sat., Mar. 2nd., 8am-?, 16225 S. State Rd 29. Something for everyone! Lots of parking in rear. Don’t Miss It, See You There!!! Employment Full Time IMG Citrus, Inc.Is seeking a Grove Lead Person needed to manage & provide caretaking services to citrus grove in Immokalee, FL. Citrus experience & must be willing to obtain pesticide applicator’s license. Duties include mowing, mixing & applying pesticides, herbicides, or insecticides using spraying equipment. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. Valid FL driver’s license required. Email resume to hr@imgcitrus.com or call 352-429-6947. EOE, EV, DFWP. Employment Full Time TEACHERThe Guadalupe Center currently has teacher positions open. Teachers at the Guadalupe Center will provide a safe, nurturing and affectionate environment in which developmentally appropriate practices are employed. Students will be actively engaged in instructional activities that relate to the adopted curriculum. Teachers will ensure that communication with parents and colleagues is conducted in a professional manner. Student assessment will be an integral component and the basis for instructional decisions. These are full time positions with bene ts. Minimum Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent Experience working with toddlers. CDA preferred. DCF 45 hour training mandatory. Please submit resumes to: hr@guadalupe center.org or stop by the Guadalupe Center at 509 Hope Circle to ll out an application. Questions can be directed to 657-7131GUADALUPE CENTER IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DRUG FREE WORKPLACE Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Employment Part Time GUADALUPE CENTER ADULT TUTOR The Guadalupe Center is currently seeking candidates to ll elementary age tutoring positions. Selected candidate will provide academic support to children in grades K-2. Part time position, Monday through Friday afternoons. Minimum Requirements: High school diploma, CDA/ DCF 45 hour training preferred. Experience working with school age children preferred. To apply send resume to: hr@ guadalupecenter.org or pick up employment application at 509 Hope Circle. EOE/Drug Test Required. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. 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. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Find it faster. Sell it sooner 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 NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS1, 2, & 3 Bedroom Apts Willowbrook Place, Garden Lake, Summer Glen, Heritage Villas & Southern Villas. Please call 239-657-3204 For more information. Handicapped Accessible. Hearing Impaired: Call 800-955-8771Equal Housing Opportunity This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Shop here first! The classified ads Apartments Apartments MIRA VERDE FIRST MONTH FREE!!!! A new home for your Valentine!! $15.00 Application fee per person. 2 BEDROOMS AT $500.00 PER MONTH 3 BEDROOMS AT $553.00 PER MONTH 4 BEDROOMS AT $500.00 PER MONTH Of ce Hours Monday Friday 8:30a 5:30p Saturday 9:00a 3:00p Sunday CLOSED LOCATED AT: 6760 Santa Fe North, Labelle, FL. CALL US AT: (877) 255-7316 MIRA VERDE PRIMER MES GRATIS!!!! Una casa nueva para tu Valentine!! $15.00 por costo Applicacion por person a!! 2 RECAMARRAS A $500.00 POR MES 3 RECAMARRAS A $553.00 POR MES 4 RECAMARRAS A $500.00 POR MES Horario de O cina Lunes a Viernes 8:30a 5:30p Sabados de 9:00a 3:00p Domingo CERRADO LOCALIZADOS EN: 6760 Sante Fe North, Labelle, FL LLAMENOS AL: (877) 255-7316 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. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Reading a newspaper helps you plan your time wisely.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more! 6 Immokalee Bulletin February 28, 2013 Jet SkisSeadoo Jet ski 3 person, 4 stroke, super charged. Only 90 hrs. Looks like new w/trailer. $5,500 OBO. Call 863-673-2365. Apartments

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Masons plan open houseThe members of LaBelle Masonic Lodge #379, F&AM, invite area adults to an Open House, Saturday, March 2, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. This is an opportunity to learn more about Freemasonry and its appendent bodies. There will be tours of the Lodge Room, applications, fellowship, and refreshments. The Lodge is located at 180 JayCeeLions Drive, off Main Street just north of the LaBelle Winn-Dixie.Democrats to hold annual fund-raising BBQThe Collier County Democratic Party will hold their Annual Barbeque this Sunday, March 3, from 1:30-4 p.m. at Etudes De Ballet located at 3285 Pine Ridge Road, Naples. Special guest and featured speaker will be A llison Tant, newly elected Chairwoman of the Florida Democratic Party. The festivities w ill include Herb Small’s famous barbeque pork and chicken with all the xin’s, home made desserts and entertainment by Little Eddie & Fat Fingers, The Bean Pickers, and Capn’ Jack. Tickets are $25 each and are limited to the rst 250 sold. To order your tickets on line, go to collierdems.com, and click on “purchase tickets”. For more information, call Democratic Headquarters at (239) 4347754.Support Little LeagueCome join us on our opening day ceremonies. We will be having tee ball games and up to 13-16 year olds playing. Come on out and support your kids and the community for great celebration. We will be having the concession stand open for business. Come out and join us for some great games and fun.RevivalYou are cordially invited to worship with us during the 2013 Breaking Bread Men of Distinction revival continus till March 1. Guest Evangelist is Dr. Leon Williams, Pastor/ Teacher with Unity Faith Missionary Baptist Church, Naples. Originally from Immokalee, Dr. Williams is coming to “preach the Word” and give back what God has entrusted in him. Service will be held nightly at 7 p.m., House of Prayer, 401 S. 2nd Street. You don’t want to miss this worship, praise and outpouring of the Word services. A ll are welcomed. Come out and help us lift Him up.Encore!The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce is providing another opportunity for the businesses of the South Side to offer the public delicious Foods, Beverages, Arts & Crafts and Live Music at this upcoming “Caribbean Taster.” So, it’s time for anoher Block Party! When: March 2, 2013 starting 12 noon to 10 p.m. Where: 2nd to 3rd Boston A venue,Immokalee What: “Caribbean Taster-Immokalee Block Party” Please call our Immokalee Chamber of Commerce@ 239-657-3237 for additional information about this event.Become a nail technicianIf you’re interested in becoming a nail technician, iTECH is beginning a new 240hour program to earn your specialty license for nails in only 17 1/2 weeks. Class times: Monday, Wednesday 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Cost $1,700 Includes tuition, books, kit and lab fees. Enroll now, Limited space. For more information call 239-377-9900.FishingJoin a park ranger and learn to sh or just come enjoy shing if you already know how. Rods, reels and bait supplied. This program will be on the 4th Thursday of each month at Lake Trafford.Project GraduationFor more information call: Floreida Ocanas 239-834-2576 or Veronica Guerrero 239377-1819. 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 Veronica Guerrero at 239.377.1819. 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 cation, 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 availableiTECH 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. 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 239-695-1205. 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. Business & Service Directory AUCTION1993 Cadillac1G6DW5276PR720886 Time for a new car? Check out this auction onMarch 11, 2013 at 9amKeiths Towing (239) 657-5741 AUCTION 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 February 28, 2013 Community Briefs FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2013) – The Southwest Florida Community Foundation will host grant workshops across the vecounty area it serves the week of March 18, 2013. The grant workshops are meant to inform nonpro t agencies about the various grant opportunities available through the foundation. According to the Community Foundation’s Director of Programs, Anne Douglas, the series will address changes to the foundation’s current grant programs and updates on the 3D initiative. “Grants can be a considerable source of frustration for nonpro ts,” said Douglas. “These informational workshops are meant to breakdown the confusion and questions and make the process as simple and pain free as possible so that we are able to get funds into the hands of the community organizations that need them.” Sessions include: Monday, March 18, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Alliance of the Arts located at 10091 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers; Tuesday, March 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Clewiston Museum located at 109 Central Ave. in Clewiston, and from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Hendry County Economic Development Council located at 644 S. Main Street in LaBelle; Wednesday, March 20 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Naples Daily News located at 1100 Immokalee Road in Naples; and Friday, March 22 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County located at 2280 Aaron Street in Port Charlotte. The SWFLCF is celebrating its 36th year of supporting the communities of Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry counties by connecting donors and their philanthropic aspirations with evolving community needs. With assets of more than $64 million, the Community Foundation has provided more than $54 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. During its 2012 scal year, the SWFLCF granted more than $3 million to more than 100 different organizations supporting education, animal welfare, arts and human services. Reservations are required by Friday, March 15. For more information, please call Anne Douglas at 239-274-5900, visit the web site at www. oridacommunity.com or RSVP to jremmel@ oridacommunity. com. SWFL Community Foundation to hold grant workshops

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8 Immokalee Bulletin February 28, 2013 By Steve Thompson Boy Scout Troop 65 sponsored by the lmmokalee Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was honored at the recent annual Alligator District Camporee by being awarded a trophy as the “Top Troop” of the Camporee. This is a singular honor as the Camporee includes all Boy Scout Troops in Collier County. It is the rst time this honor has been won by an lmmokalee Boy Scout Troop. In addition, the trophy award for Top Patrol of the Camporee was won by the Eagle Patrol of Troop 65, again a great honor. Troop 65’s Eagle Patrol is composed of 11y ear-old Scouts and this was their very rst overnight campout. Patrol Leader Wilkerson J ulien accepted the trophy on behalf of his patrol, accompanied by Eagle Patrol members Manuel Exantus, Sebastian Navarette, J ean St. Facile, J.J. St. Facile, and Webelos Scout Adrian Ramirez. Scoutmaster James Michael Rice related, “The fact that this is the rst time camper patrol won this Top Patrol Trophy shows how hard these young men worked to do well in the Camporee events.” The theme of this District Camporee was the Medieval “Search for the Holy Grai1.” Events in which the Boy Scouts competed by patrols (consisting of 6 to 10 boys each) included: Quest for thc Holy Grail Canoeing, Save the Castle Obstacle Course, Robin Hood Arrow Shootout, Hatchet Throwing, Moat Crossing, Jousting Knights, Medieval W ar Hammer Throw, Castle Defense Moitars, Spam—a-Lot Eating Contest, and Castle Wall Climbing. Troopwide events included a Cardboard Canoe Regatta, where the boys made boats out of cardboard and duct tape, then tried to race them competitively across the camp swimming pool to the delight of onlookers as some sank, capsized and a few even made it across! Another troop level contest was to build a functioning catapult by hand, and use it to launch grapefruits, competing for distance thrown. The Camporee concluded with a campre program at the Camp Miles amphitheater, where a large simulated castle had been constructed and the Scouts presented medieval themed skits to the delight of all. Boy Scout Troop 65 earns awards at Camporee Submitted photos/ Donna ThompsonImmokalee Blazer Patrol (L to R) Boys: Sebastian Navarrete, Kervens Felix, Nevertesonne Lahens, Wikerson Julien, Wilson Joseph, Manuel Exantus, Jean St. Facile, J.J. St. Facile (LeadersAntonio Navarrete and Stephen Thompson) Submitted photos/ Donna ThompsonTroop 65 Eagle Patrol member, Sebastian Navarette 11 yrs old, set to release an arrow at his target in the Robin Hood Archery Contest where he won for best target shot.