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Title: Immokalee bulletin
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Language: English
Publisher: Independent Newspapers of Florida
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 45 p.m. Friday, March 22, through 7 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013 Immokalee High School Track Come join us for all, or part o f the 2013 Immokalee Relay For Life! This 18-hour event is a symbolic journey of the battle for life fought by those diagnosed with cancer. We start in the bright sun full o f energy. The setting sun symbolizes the diagnosis of cancer. The da y is getting darker representing the cancer patient’s state of mind as their life has become an unknown journey. Between 2am and 5am participants are tired and exhaustion is setting in. This symbolizes how the cancer patient feels as they struggle with the treatments they are undergoing. As the participants push through their wal k they show a unity with all cancer patients ghting to the end of treatment. When dawn breaks we begin to see the light at the end o f the journey symbolizing the hope of the cancer patient as their treatment ends. At the event, team members will walk through the night carrying their Spirit Stick proudly. Quiet activities will keep the teams going throughout the night. This years activities include: Friday 1:45p.m. IHS students will start the afternoon off with a Kickin’ Cancer Country Style by Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin Yudelka (Judy) Ramirez is a kindergarten teacher at Eden Park Elementary School. She is also one of this year’s Golden Apple Award winners. Judy grew up in a very strict school setting that terri ed her at a young age. That experience made her realize how important classroom atmosphere is the learning. She soon realized, “If I ever have my own class I want to make it fun; to create a place where kids would want to come.” Born in New York, her mother took her back to the Dominican Republic early. Returning to New York at the age of four, she spoke only Spanish. Her mom wanted Judy, her sister and brother to speak Spanish rst. She well remembers her introduction to education in a strict private school. Judy said she relied heavily on her sister, just ten months older than she, who “got” English very quickly. However, the next year they were no longer in the same class and so Judy had to get by on her own. That experience helps her understand the problems some of her young non-English speaking friends have now. This Golden Apple teacher said her favorite part of teaching is seeing her students grow. When they came in at the beginning of the year, most couldn’t read. Now they all read and write. Eden Park has really high expectations of its students, Judy brags a little. Most of her students are from hard working middle class families. Several did not speak English at the beginning of the year. There is nothing about teaching she doesn’t love. Of course, she said she’s not really an early riser so mornings may be a bit of a challenge, she laughs. How successful has she been at engaging her students? She’s Golden teaher, golden students Submitted photosGolden Apple ClassJudy Ramirez and her students ham it up for the camera! Thursday, March 14, 2013 V ol. 46 No. 11 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 2013’ A nnual Harvest Festival Event on A pril 13, 2013 starting at 10:00 a.m. The fun continues to 10:00 p.m. The event will feature the Harv est Festival Queen Court Competition on April 12.-Pre-sale tickets are just $5.00. If you buy your ticket at the door it will be $7.00. Mr. Leg Contest and Little Mr/Ms Tomato Contest; two live bands, w ill entertain the crowd with terri c music all day. You won’t want to miss the home town live entertainment and, of course, our famous wild hog barbecue and the Immokalee Salad! Do your Cake Walk and Get out of Jail and many more activities Applications to be a vendor are only $25.00. There is no limit on food items. On top of all that, the Harvest Festival Parade, and Entertainment are waiting for you! Gate fee-$3.00, Parking is free! Partial proceeds from the event w ill go directly toward two scholarships per year to two deserving Immokalee High School Seniors, to Get ready for Harvest FestivalSee Festival — Page 2 See Apple — Page 2 See Relay — Page 2

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by Maribel De ArmasMy, oh my, how the year has own by! I can’t believe we’ve already reached the tail end of Spring Break, marking the beginning of the home stretch to the end of the school y ear. We’ve got FCAT coming up in April (more on that in a couple of weeks), prom season starting up, and graduation just eleven weeks away. But, with everything going on at our schools with our current students, we want to make sure we don’t forget our youngest crowd – our incoming Kindergarten class. If you are the parent of a child who will be ve years old on or before September 1, 2013, and will be ready to start Kindergarten come the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year in August, here is some important information for you. First, make sure you know which elementary school your child is zoned to attend. If you don’t know, we have an easy way for you to nd out by visiting the Parent’s page on the Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) website at www.collierschools.com/parents. Click on the “Enrollment” icon, which will take you to some great information about enrolling your child in school including a link to the “School Boundaries Page” where you can enter your home address and automatically nd out which elementary school your child will attend. All of this information is available on the website in English, Spanish, and Creole. The yearly “Kindergarten Roundup” is underway at all CCPS elementary schools. Each school has scheduled an of cial “roundup” date and time between now and May for parents and future Kindergartners to visit the school, enroll, and get a bit of an orientation. The schedule for our Immokalee area schools is as follows:  Eden Park Elementary – Tuesday, March 26th, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Highlands Elementary – Tuesday, May 7th, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Lake Trafford Elementary – Tuesday, April 23rd, at 5:00 p.m.  Pinecrest Elementary – Tuesday, May 7th, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Village Oaks Elementary – Thursday, May 2nd, at 9:00 a.m. Mom and Dad – if you can’t make it to your school’s scheduled “roundup” listed above, it’s okay. You can register your child at the school he or she will be attending through the last day of our current school year, which will be June 4th. Just visit the school’s of ce during regular school hours to complete the registration packet. Now, there are some documents you must have with you at the time of registration. You’ll nd details of this information on the “Enrollment” page of the District’s website I mentioned above, but here is a basic list of what you’ll need.  A copy of your child’s birth certi cate  Proof of legal residence in Florida (three proofs of residency are required)  A physical examination form completed and signed by your child’s doctor or the Collier County Health Department within a 12month period immediately before enrollment  A current certi cate of immunization signed by the Collier County Health Department or your child’s doctor If you have any questions about the requirements or the actual registration process, contact your school and they will be happ y to help you. Starting Kindergarten can be an exciting and scary milestone for children and their parents, so we want to make sure the enrollment process is made as easy as possible. We look forward to meeting our 2013-2014 Kindergarten class! Students First 2 Immokalee Bulletin March 14, 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. almost embarassed to admit, “They don’t want to leave the classroom!” Teaching is truly her life. She also teaches dance her rst love. In fact, she has a college degree in theater dance. Halfway through college she decided she wanted to teach in the classroom and realized she could do both. She married that love with her classroom career by establishing the Eden Park Elementary Dance Team, made up of her students. They dance at local events and on March 9 danced in their rst of cial competition, the Beach Battle in Miami. The competition was approved by Principal Linda Salazar. Beach Battle is a national competition for all types of dance troupes. The Eden Park Dance Team gyrates mainly to hip hop routines but also adds a little Latino spice to the mix. When the Golden Apple was presented to Judy in her class, she said she was “seriously shocked.” The kids jumped around they were excited. They knew what it was all about because so much observation had been done in their class. Judy’s interpretation of what the strangers were doin there: “They’re here to see how awesome you are.” Judy has yet to meet the child she couldn’t connect with. If that happens, she said she will look into herself “see what I am to him.” The answer will lie in self assessment and re ection, she believes, kids all learn at different levels. They do not learn the same. You have to teach to their need, she believes. Judy said she has no aspirations for anything other than teaching no goal of administration or anything else. It doesn’t matter what grade she teaches. She just wants to continue to teach for years to come. She said her mother has been her inspiration. “She was always positive regardless of what was going on in her life. Her outlook was always optimistic. She’d nd good in everything.” “My mother always worked hard for m y sister, brother and I to make something o f ourselves,” she added. Judy is grateful to the Collier Count y School District for providing “top notch professional development,” and to her principal for having an open door. Judy and her colleagues will be honored at a special dinner May 10 hosted by the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. “The kids don’t know how much the y teach me about life. They’re so appreciative and eager to learn. I learn from them. I’m beyond honored to be with them,” she said, and adds a little sheepishly, “Sometimes I wonder if I’m not having more fun than the kids!” enhance his/her educational opportunities. The festival would love to include your Business on our Immokalee Sponsorship Banners for four weeks of advertising... starting (March 15, 2013 to April 13, 2013). Each banner will be located at our (3) three entry ways into Immokalee. If additional information is needed, please call The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce at 239-657-3237 or Mariela Romero (Event Chair) at 239-552-1792. FestivalContinued From Page 1 purple glove walk and line dance 5:45 p.m. “Miss”ter Relay Beauty Contestcome vote for your favorite fella 6:00 p.m. Calendar Girls dance troop from Ft. Myers 7:00 p.m. Of cial Opening Ceremony w ith Survivor and Caregiver lap 7:30 p.m. Captain Joe and the Bottom FeedersLive Bluegrass Music 9:00 p.m. Luminaria Ceremonylaps in silence to honor those who have battled cancer Motivational music and sound provided by DJ Jose Perez during the theme lapsChicken dance, crazy hat, sports team, western attire, tutu, and decade laps 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s. Bring your costumes! Event is open to the public from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. Friday night. Join us for supper or a snack. Food and beverages available from Big Al’s and various fund raising groups. RelayContinued From Page 1 AppleContinued From Page 1 Judy Ramirez

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HERE’S MY CARDKeep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping needs. Put your card in this space for six weeks for Only $90! Call us at 239-657-6000 or e-mail cbadsales@newszap.com for more info 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! Partners in the Way to Happiness Foundation and a Drug Free World. Free pamphlets available. 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. 3 Immokalee Bulletin March 14, 2013 How Much Am I Worth?by Matt KindermannRecently I was speaking with a recruiter for a large local company and they were discouraged in the hunt for a competitive skill set, saying “even recent graduates are expecting top pay right out of school, and they can usually get it.” This is in contrast to many of our other customers who are frustrated with the relatively low pay offerings for the jobs they are looking to apply for. Scenarios like these beg to answer the question, “how much am I worth?” Just like the principles of commercial supply and demand, if there is a skill set that is missing locally and supply is low, then those demanding that skill set are typically offering higher wages to attract quali ed talent. Of course, some other wage variables include company size and pro t margin, whether the labor force is contractually organized or not, availability of alternate resources such as outsourcing or temp agencies, and value the employer places on that particular position. To see what others are earning in your career eld, go to www.glassdoor.com, click on the Salaries tab and enter a job title and location. You can use this resource to see how much you could be worth in other areas as well. However, Glassdoor is only as good as the information registered users have put in. So, if your position does not have adequate information, look at www.simplyhired.com/a/salary/home or www. careeronestop.org and click on “Salary + Bene ts.” There are de nitely regional differences in compensation. For instance, there is usually a difference in compensation between similar positions in rural areas and urban areas. Typically, this difference may be as much as 10 percent but that is not a hard and fast rule. As an example, a typical entry level welder in Fort Myers may earn $10-12/ hour. Whereas a G3 certi ed welder at a manufacturer in Hendry County may start at $18/hour. Although, secretaries in Lee County may be earning $12/hour, where Hendry County secretaries are earning $10/hour. Southwest Florida Works is the regional state workforce board for Hendry, Glades, Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties. For no-fee job search assistance or employer support, speak with an employment representative nearest you by going to www.sw works.org and click on “Locations.” This year we are honored and excited to present Ms. Gianna Jessen. Talk to Gianna Jessen for just a few minutes and she’s likely to punctuate every sentence with a deep, infectious laugh. Talk to her for a while longer and, as her story unfolds, it becomes apparent that the constant joy has overcome unspeakable challenges. In many regards, her life has been a short path littered with obstacles at every turn: the hardest of hard knocks, betrayal, and cruelty. But for every setback, there have been invitations into the greatest halls of government and forays behind communist walls. A life that was never meant to be has been used to inspire—even save—others. You see, Gianna Jessen was not intended to be born, but could have been another statistic from the 1.2 million abortions each year in the United States. Halls of government have yielded oor time to hear her story as well. Gianna has testi ed before the Australian Parliament and British Houseof Commons. Modern communications take her story where she cannot go herself. Another door ung open with the release of the 2012 movie “October Baby” which is based on her life story. Movie audiences also saw more than a depiction of Gianna’s birth. They also heard her music. The single, “Ocean Floor,” provided one of the emotional touch points during the lm and was written and sung b y Gianna. With our free ultrasound services in full swing, IPC is excited to be able to share this signi cant new service at our fth annual fund raiser banquet, “It Could Be a Wonderful Life” to be held on Thursday evening, March 21st at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in North Naples. There is no charge to attend and the event is open to the public but reservations are required to attend. Every year we have provided our banquet guests with a great meal, an update on our mission and inspiring and challenging keynote speeches from our speakers. Please make your reservation to attend IPC’s banquet, “It Could Be a Wonderful Life”. Visit IPC’s website, www. partnerso pc.org/ banquet to register, or call the IPC of ce at 239-6572016. Pregnancy Center welcomes Gianna Jessen Immokalee CRA Advisory Board, EZDA, Lighting and Beauti cation MSTUNotice is hereby given that the Immokalee Lighting and Beauti cation MSTU will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, March 27, at 10:00 a.m. It will take place at the Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) ofce, 1320 North 15th Street, Immokalee. This meeting will represent the MSTU Operational Workshop. 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. Send them 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, you should call James Sainvilus, Immokalee MSTU at (239) 867-4121. County meeting planned Matt Kindermann Gianna Jensen

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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 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 4 Immokalee Bulletin March 14, 2013 Submitted photoFiresideImmokalee Community School scheduled a King of the Math Party March 7 to celebrate students meeting their math goals. Giant in atable slides arrived, and water hoses were hooked up. One problem: Unseasonably cold weather had settled in. So the celebration stayed dry until the temperature warmed to 72 degrees. Then, adults turned on the water. Chilly students could huddle by re pits and use multiple dry towels. Pictured from left are students Destiny Rios, Gerado Cruz, Mauro Miranda, David Mejia, Jose Juan, and Homer Aleman, a school tutor. Immokalee’s new voice on the Collier County Commission now has an Immokalee of ce to keep in touch with constituents here. Collier Commissioner Tim Nance, elected to the county lawmaking panel in November to represent Immokalee and Eastern Collier County, was busy this week setting up his new of ce in the Immokalee Government Center, 106 South First Street. Regular of ce hours for Nance at the government center w ill be established soon. For anyone who might not be familiar w ith Immokalee’s new county commissioner, he is a native Floridian born in Fort Lauderdale and has lived in Collier County since 1982, following his graduation from the University of Florida where he earned two bachelor degrees: one in political science and the other in horticulture. He spent the majority of his professional career as a manager with Gargiulo, Inc., one of the largest growers and marketers of fresh market tomatoes in the world and one of Collier County’s largest employers. There he served in a variety of capacities including Manager of Greenhouse and Ornamental Operations and Director of Operations for the Eastern United States. He worked in agribusiness management for over 35 years with a variety of intensively cultivated and high value crops as both an operations manager and as a private consultant. He has developed management systems for the production of fruits, vegetables, ornamental plants, and owering crops. His knowledge and skill in horticulture coupled with his extraordinary ability to effectively communicate enabled Tim to help manage and build successful businesses in regions throughout Florida, the eastern U.S., California, the Caribbean, Mexico, and the Middle East. Commissioner Nance can be reached by email at TimNance@CollierGov.net His executive aide, Jim Flanagan, can be reached at JimFlanagan@CollierGov.net. Commissioner Nance sets up Immokalee of ce Did you ever want, or need, to be your own private investigator? As custodian of public records in Collier County, the Clerk of the Circuit Court is making public information easily accessible to citizens on www. CollierClerk.com. Learn how easily you can nd out if someone has a court record. Look up ofcial records like a mortgage, a deed or homeowner association documents and more. Find out how to access other online resources and services; how to pay a traf c citation, le a tenant eviction or small claims case. You can learn about requirements for a passport application, how to apply for a marriage license or check your jury duty numbers. Learn how to do all this by using www. CollierClerk.com at a seminar March 26, 2-4 p.m. at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Avenue. You may register by phone: 5930177. To register online: http://host.evanced.info/collier/evanced/ eventcalendar.asp?ag=&et=&dt=mo&df= calendar&cn=0&private=0&ln=ALL Learn to search public records

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5 Immokalee Bulletin March 14, 2013 Submitted photos/ Kelly Stevenson-CrewsSpecial OlympiansImmokalee students had a great day at the Special Olympics at Golden Gate High School March 3. Earning rst, second and third place ribbons, all athletes will now advance to Area Games at Port Charlotte High School on April 6 in track, tennis, cycling and soccer. Winners there can compete at the state games in Orlando. Go Immokalee Special Olympians! TOP: Immokalee Special Olympians dug deep and were rewarded both with ribbons and pride of accomplishment at the Golden Gate meet March 3. Submitted photos/ Kelly Stevenson-CrewsCyclists Johnny Garza and Julio Loya consider the course ahead of them. Submitted photos/ Kelly Stevenson-CrewsAthletes Ellie Galvan and Nery Sifuentez stand as champions.

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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 Place Your Ad Online, From the Comfort of Your Home! Reading a newspaper makes you a more informed and interesting person.No wonder newspaper readers are more successful! Employment Full Time TEACHER Immokalee Child Care Center has an opening for Teacher position. Must have a C.D.A or two year degree in early childhood. Email resume to: Immokaleechild@aol.com 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. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž 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. 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 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. 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 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Apartments Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 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. Shop here first! The classified ads Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. 6 Immokalee Bulletin March 14, 2013 Apartments

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Prevent foreclosureThe Foreclosure Prevention and Advocacy Project will provide to income-eligible clients free legal advice and counsel or representation as deemed appropriate, in the areas of: bank, homeowner and condo association foreclosure defense; de ciency judgments; pre-foreclosure issues; and tax liens. Staff is available Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Appointments are also available by calling 239-775-4024 or visiting the of ce at 4124 Tamiami Trail East, Naples 34112. Eligible clients will be accepted on a rst come, rst served basis and will be seen according to the urgency of their legal needs. Eligibility criteria; Collier County resident; home is the applicant's homestead residence (investment properties are ineligible); low to moderate income indivudals or families. Documents required: picture identi cation; proof of any and all household income including but not limited to any public bene ts being received and/or child support payment, employment, unemployement compensation. Social Security, etc; a copy of the foreclosure summons, complaint and other court documents and/or; notice from your servcice, mortgage company, association or property appraiser. Eligibility is subject to the above, however additional criteria may apply once the case is reviewed. The project runs through June 20, 2013.Spring Fling Camp Collier County Parks & Recreation is offering Spring Fling Camp, a safe place for children in grades K-5 to spend spring break days. Spring Fling Camp gives participating children the opportunity to socialize and have fun with their friends. Spring Fling Camp is Monday, March 11, through Friday, March 15, from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. The cost is $85 per child. Immokalee Community Park (239)6574449, 321 N. 1st St. For more information, contact Collier County Parks & Recreation at 239-252-4000 or visit www.collierparks.com Superstar wrestlerWWE NXT is proud to announce its debut show in Immokalee with a special guest appearance by WWE Superstar Damien Sandow. Sandow will be taking part in a special meet and greet with fans prior to the night's event. Nicknamed "The Intellectual Savior of the Masses," Sandow burst onto the scene in the WWE last year and hasn't looked back since. Vowing to raise the moral value in the organization, Sandow has stood faceto-face with WWE greats like John Cena, The Rock and D-Generation X. Damien Sandow has quickly become one of the most recognizable faces on WWE's Flagship programs, Monday Night Raw and Friday Night Smackdown The appearance of Damien Sandow is in conjunction with the WWE NXT Live Tour, which takes place at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Immokalee, FL. Bell time is 7:30pm while doors open at 6:30pm. Eight action packed matches are slated for the card that will feature over twenty NXT Superstars and Divas. NXT is the of cial developmental system for the future stars of WWE. Tickets are available at Buddy's Home Furnishings, 1097 W Main St. Tickets and additional information on the shows are available at NXTWrestling.com. NXT Live is sponsored by Buddy's Home Furnishings and Brand Source Printing. It happens Friday, March 15, at the Seminole Casino, 506 South First Street. Autographs 6 p.m. VIP, 6:30 p.m. all others. Bell Time is 7:30 p.m. For more information please login www. fcwwrestling.com.Be on Immokalee’s Kickin Cancer teamCome one come all! Learn more about the exciting events being planned for "KICKIN CANCER COUNTRY STYLE" Team Party March 20 at Immokalee High School Football Field 5:30 p.m. You will bank your money, pick up your t-shirts, and nalize plans for the best Relay For Life Event yet! Mark your calendarsImmokalee Relay For Life event is Friday, March 22, 1 p.m. until Saturday, March 23, 7 a.m.Free eye exams from Lions ClubThe Immokalee Lions Club offers free eye tests for adults and children Saturday, March 16, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.. Registration closes at 1:30 p.m. Come to the iTECH Center, 508 N. 9th Street. Screening for glaucoma, macular degeneration, tests for diabetes and blood pressure and free eye glasses. this is in partnership with Collier County Health Department, Edison College School of Nursing, Southwest Florida College of Nursing, Friendship Health Clinic, Bonita Springs Lions Eye Clinc and Health Care Network o f Southwest Florida. Winn-Dixie joins ght against cancerThe American cancer society and Winn Dixie have partnered for the month of March in efforts to raise money in the ght against cancer. We have donation stations at each register that will allow you to give with every purchase. Our goal is to raise $2,000 this month to help those in need. Some of what we raise this month will help fund the ACS local of ce off of New Market Road. This local of ce helps our community receive the support we need right here in Immokalee. Please stop by the Immokalee Winn-Dixie and help us nd a cure this month. Any size donation is welcome and greatly appreciated by those who desperately need it.Relive your childhood memories!The Everglades Society for Historic Preservation is hosting an "Old-Fashioned Movie Night" featuring two of the 38 segments from the TV program "The Everglades," which ran for one season, 1961-62. Ron Hayes stars as Constable Lincoln Vail, an Everglades "county patrol of cer," who travels by airboat to solve crimes. The series was produced locally by Budd Schulberg who made "Wind Across the Everglades" several years earlier. Come enjoy popcorn and soda while you indulge in nostalgia at 5:30 p.m. in the Jinkins Fellowship Hall in Everglades Community Church on Friday, March 15. The event is free and open to the public. For information, call Marya at 695-2905 or see www.evergladeshistorical.org. 7 Immokalee Bulletin March 14, 2013 Business & Service Directory AUCTION Mobile Homes for Rent (239) 633-1864 ROOFING Metal Roofs Re-Roofs Roof Repairs Seamless Gutters Soffit & Fascia Free Estimates Lic# CCC037019 981 Cowboy Circle Office (863)675-7045 Fax (863)612-1158 Lic#CCC1325950 Of“ce: (863) 675-704 5 1050 Commerce Dr. Suite B. Fax (863) 612-1158 Public Notice NOTICE OF MEETING There will be a Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners for the Immokalee Water & Sewer District on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 3:30 P.M. at the of ce of the Immokalee Water & Sewer District, located at 1020 Sanitation Rd, Immokalee, FL 34142. REGULAR MEETING AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Preliminaries A. Pledge of Allegiance B. Roll Call C. Adoption of Agenda D. Employee Recognition 1. JanuaryTBA 2. FebruaryTBA E. Public Concerns F. Staff Good Cause Items G. Board Concerns H. Old Business I. New Business 3. Consent Agenda A. Adoption of Minutes 1. February 20, 2013 Regular Meeting B. Civil Rights Compliance Report C. February Budget Review D. Fixed Assets Acquisitions-Disposals E. Various Reports F. USDA Reporting for Stimulus Money G. Project Change Orders H. Engineer’s Report Greeley and Hansen I. Director’s Report 4. Action Agenda A. Amend Budget-Schwing Bioset B. Engineers Contract-Lift Station Upgrades C. FCB-CD Rates 5. Discussion Agenda A. Attorney’s Report 6. Other Public Interests 7. AdjournmentSPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: If you require special aid or services as addressed in the American Disabilities Act, please contact the District of ce at (239) 658-3630, no less than ve (5) days prior to the above stated workshop date. 438353 IB 3/14/2013 RCMA School Board Meeting Notice For Immokalee Community School The RCMA School Board Meeting will take place on Monday, March 25, 2013. The meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel USF, 3705 Spectrum Blvd., Tampa, FL. The School Board Meeting begins at1:30 PM and is open to the public. Questions or concerns, please call Judy Brill at (239) 289-6822. 438663 IB 3/14/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Community Briefs Registration for Collier County Parks and Recreation Summer Camps begins Monday, April 8, at 9 a.m. Camp Collier offers a fun, lively environment where children can play, connect, and discover. Each week is a different theme. Children have the opportunity to attend weekly or for the entire summer. Campers will take nature walks, play games, make arts and crafts, participate in different sports, host guests from the community, as well as take weekly swimming and eld trips. Camp Collier is offered Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., between June 10 and August 9 (no camp on July 4). The cost is $85 per week. There is a discount for the full nine weeks; $66 per week payable in four payments of $150 each. There is also a ten percent discount for siblings; $60 per week payable in four payments of $135 each. Before and After Camp is available from 7:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., and from 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., at a cost of $15 per week. Camp Collier offers Elementary School Day Camp for children in grades K-5 (must be ve years of age by June 1), and Middle School Day Camp for children in grades 6-8. Look for elementary school day camp at Elementary School Day Camp at Immokalee Community Park, 321 N. 1st St., Immokalee. Call (239)657-4449. Collier County also offers specialty camps that run weekly or just a few days at a time. These include educational camps, arts and theater camps, robotic camps, video game design camps, extreme sports camps, sport camps, skiing, sailing, shing and beach camps. Summer camp programs offer a variety of rewards and experiences for children of all ages and abilities. For more information, contact Collier County Parks & Recreation at 239-252-4000 or www.collierparks.com Register for summer camp

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8 Immokalee Bulletin March 14, 2013 Submitted photoSpecial Olympics basketball goldImmokalee Special Olympics Masters Uni ed Basketball team captures the Gold Medal at the State Tourney in Gainesville, February 22 and 23. In the unti ed teams, Special Olympians play with partners. Back row: Kenadra Fuller, Latasha Gardner, Wilder Vasquez, Tomas Gelacio, Martha Gonzalez. Front: Davarius Johnson and Damian Johnson. Basketball clinicShooting for the Stars, a free Basketball Clinic for kids ages 8-17, is scheduled for March 16 in Golden Gate. The clinic is sponsored by the Mental Health Association and the Rushman-Micah Angel Foundation. It will be conducted by former NBA player W ali Jones and will emphasize human dev elopment, academic skills, and self–esteem building among participants. Lunch will also be provided. Registration is at 9 a.m. with orientation at 9:30 including a lm, Academic Action Plan with orientation lm at 9:30; 11 a.m. team development and lunch will provided at noon. 1 p.m. is set aside for stretch/exercise, 2 p.m. Competition Foul Shooting Contest; and closing ceremonies at 3 p.m. 3:45 p.m. is kids pickup time Players should wear a t-shirt, shorts and appropriate shoes. Remember your cooperative learning attitude! Please contact the Mental Health Association of SW Florida for more details (239) 252-7308 phone. Sports Short The U14 and U18 boys won their quarter nal games this past weekend in Brandon Fl to reach Region C Final Four which will be played this coming weekend at the Kelly Road elds in Ft Myers. The U18s continued their undefeated season by beating Dunedin by the score of 3-2. Goals by Luis Cruz, Eduardo Soto, and V ictor Mendoza carried the boys to the win after falling behind 2-0. Coach Garza indicated that although our boys made this game more complicated than it should have been he was glad to take the victory and move on to the semi nals this weekend. The U14s used their 17th consecutive victory to move forward in the tournament. The boys beat the FC Rangers 5-1. Goals by Eugenio Contreras, Carlos Contreras, Jonas Jean Charles (2) and Kensly Jn Baptiste accounted for the scoring. On the defensive side Carlos Trigueros played an outstanding game breaking up many offensive plays and keeping their forwards in check. Ulises Soto and Kensly Jn Baptiste controlled the mid eld and kept the ball on the FC Rangers half of the eld. The Cobras will be playing FC Scorpio this Saturday at 2pm at the Kelly Road elds in Ft Myers. The winners will play for the Region Championship on Sunday March 17. Soccer Pit Cobras U14s and U18s make Region C nal four