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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 Thursday, March 21, 2013 V ol. xx No. xxx See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads It has been a long time coming. These boys played in the Regional Finals when they were 17 and lost on penalty kicks. There would be no denying them of the title this year as they beat Manasotta by the score of 3-2 with only two minutes left in the second overtime period. Eduardo Soto was fouled inside the penalty area Soccer Pit U18 boys regional champs! It’s impossible to nd anyone these days whose life hasn’t been touched by cancer. If they haven’t fought the dread disease themselves, they have a family member, friend or coworker who has. So many lives lost; so much suffering; so much time lost all due to this farreaching disease. That’s why people all over are banding together in Relay for Life to look for a cure and to help its victims. This weekend it’s Immokalee’s turn to stand up against cancer. The event, being held at the Immokalee High School track, is open to the public from from Friday, 2:30 p.m. until Saturday 7:30 a.m. The community is encouraged to join in this 18-hour event, a symbolic journey of the battle for life fought by those diagnosed with cancer and those who care for them. Team members will walk through the night carrying their Spirit Stick. The event is packed with activities, beginning with the IHS students’ purple glove walk and line dance Friday at 1:45 p.m. 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 with Survivor and Caregiver lap 7:30 p.m. Captain Joe and the Bottom FeedersLive Bluegrass Music 9:00 p.m. Luminaria Ceremony laps in silence to honor those who have battled cancer Motivational music and sound provided by DJ Jose Perez make the theme laps more fun: Chicken dance, crazy hat, sports team, western attire, tutu, and decade laps ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s. Bring your costumes! This event is open to the public from 2-10 p.m. Friday night. Support the cause by coming out for supper or a snack. Food and beverages available from Big Al’s and various fund raising groups. Relay for Life opens to the public at 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 22. Activities continue through 7:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23. Come on over and join the ght. Relay this weekend V ol. 46 No. 12 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Providers of Immokalee youth programs are planning an expanded summer program through GPS, a youth initiative of the Naples Children & Education Foundation. GPS is looking for highly quali ed teachers, artists and coaches who enjoy w orking with students and would like to share their special talents and skills during the summer. If you are interested in applying, rsums should be sent to Jamie Scott by email at jscott@sfwdb.org or mail to 750 South 5th Street, Immokalee, Florida 34142. Rsums should include areas of expertise and fees, if applicable. All applicants are required to complete a background screening prior to beginning work. GPS programs offer a diversity of opportunities for Immokalee youth in out-of-school-time settings. The collaboration seeks to improve educational outcomes and provide tools for life-long success. GPS Summer 2013 is the result of planning by Miracle/Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board, RCMA, Parks and Recreation, Guadalupe Center, Immokalee Foundation, Boys and Girls Club of Collier County, RCMA and Immokalee Housing and Family Services. Enrollment information w ill be available in May. Summer programs for students Submitted photoCaptain Joe and the Bottom Feeders at Relay! Submitted photo/ Manny TouronPit Cobras U18 Region C ChampsTop from left: Eric Leon, AJ Hernandez, Pedro Rodriguez, Eduardo Arce, Gary Garcia, Eduardo Soto, Luis Cruz and Coach Garza. Bottom from left: Juan Carlos Munoz, Yves Gomez, Martin Garza, Alejandro Mendoza, Victor Mendoza, Juvenal Loyola, Jose Mandujano, Manny Martinez and Jose Guzman. See Champs — Page 2


Collier Television availableCollier Television, Collier County government’s information channel, is now available to subscribers of CenturyLink Prism™ on channel 97. Collier Television provides live coverage of meetings of the Board of County Commissioners, Planning Commission, Code Enforcement Board, Code Enforcement Special Magistrate, Tourist Development Council, and many other committee meetings and workshops. Collier Television also televises informational programs and videos concerning county government news, services, and events, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information, call Mike Shef eld or Troy Miller at 252-8383.Immokalee CRA, Lighting and Beauti cation MSTU, EZDA Notice is hereby given that the Immokalee CRA/EZDA Advisory Boards will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, March 20, at 8:30 a.m. at the Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency of ce conference room located at 1320 North 15th Street, Suite 2, Immokalee. About the public meeting: All interested parties are invited to attend, and to register to speak and to submit their objections, if any, in writing, to the board/ committee prior to the meeting if applicable. All registered public speakers will be limited to three minutes unless permission for additional time is granted by the chairman. Collier County Ordinance No. 2004-05 requires that all lobbyists shall, before engaging in any lobbying activities (including, but not limited to, addressing the Board of County Commissioners, an advisory board or quasi-judicial board), register with the Clerk to the Board at the Board Minutes and Records Department. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or other reasonable accommodations in order to participate in this proceeding, should contact the Collier County Facilities Management Department located at 3335 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, Florida 34112, or 239-2528380 as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event. Reasonable accommodations will be provided at no cost to the individual Collier County info on channel 97; sets Immokalee meeting 2 Immokalee Bulletin March 21, 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. and Alejandro Mendoza converted the penalty kick for the win. This was not an easy game because the opposition was comprised of many of the boys from Palmetto High School that beat Immokalee High School in the Regional Finals this year so this was a sweet revenge. The rst half ended with a 2-0 advantage for the Cobras on goals from Eduardo Arce and Luis Cruz, but half way through the second half Manasotta tied the game. That forced the two overtime periods. Coach Garza has guided some of these boys since they were 14 and now that they are at the end of club eligibility they have given him two titles thus far this season the league’s Championship and the now the Region C Championship. As champions the team will be playing in the President’s Cup the weekend of April 6-7 in Auburndale as they will face the Champions of the other three Florida Regions. Any business leaders or private individuals in our town willing to help the team with lodging expenses for that weekend may contact Manny Touron at 239-877-7135 to offer their assistance.U14 Boys lose in Region C Semi nalsThe U14 boys had a good rst half o f their game against FC Scorpio. There were a couple of chances to score but the team was unable to convert. FC Scorpio came back in the second half with 2 goals of their own but the boys couldn’t put together an y form of attack. Missing two key players in Roberto Gabeaud (sickness) and Pedro Cardenas (out of town) made this even more dif cult as some of the boys had to change positions for the match. We are proud of all these boys because they had an outstanding season, losing onl y twice in 19 games. The coaching staff would like to recognize one outstanding player in Ulises Soto. Uli, as he is known to us, was outstanding game in and game out. He is a special player that will be a standout at Immokalee High School as he becomes a freshman next year. His time with the Cobras will continue next season as a U15 player. Thank you to Assistant Coach Manuel Preciado for all of his time and dedication to the team. Submitted photo/ Tony AllenI.H.S. ghts cancerThe Immokalee High School students share their message of hope as they wear this T-shirt at the Relay for Life event this weekend. Students will begin their purple glove walk and line dance. ChampsContinued From Page 1 American Cancer Society @ Vitas Healthcare, 550 New Market Road E, Immokalee Resource Centes are availble free of charge to anyone who has a need. Centers provide access to the Society’s cancer information, donated items such as wigs, breast prostheses, bras and turbans as well as information about programs and othe community resources. The Immokalee center will be open frm 10 a.m. till noon: March 18, 26 April 3, 11, 19, 23, 29 May 7, 13, 22, 30 June 7, 12, 18, 27 For more information call 1-800-2272345 Free service for cancer patients The new “Ghost Rider” tram operated by the Friends of Fakahatchee has extended its service into April. The tram service is named in honor of the famous ghost orchid found in the park. The 24-passenger tram frees v isitors from having to concentrate on their driving to the exclusion of the features of the park. A naturalist leads each tour, describing the history of the Fakahatchee Strand and describing the plants, birds, and animals that thrive there. Several stops on each two hour tour will give passengers a chance to explore interesting aspects of the park. “Our tour guide was fantastic,” said one recent rider. “He was so knowledgeable and informative. We learned so much about the history, culture and native environment of the area. We can’t thank him enough.” “Ghost Rider” tram tours are $25 per person and advance reservations are required. The tram leaves from the ranger station at 137 Coastline Drive in Copeland, at 10 a.m. sharp. Passengers should arrive at 9:45 am. Tours are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays in April, through April 25. Call (239) 695-1023. New Fakahatchee tram ride announces April schedule


by Maribel De ArmasThe World Wide Web seems to follow us everywhere now a days – whether at the library, on our smartphones, at work, or at school – so many of us are always connected. Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) is de nitely connected with some great technology inside all of our 50 schools. But, we also want to make sure we provide the most user-friendly and resourceful CCPS website we can for our students, parents, staff, and really, the entire community to use. Now, while we like to think that our collierschools.com w ebsite is easy to navigate, we realize that it may be a bit overwhelming – it has close to 100,000 pages of information! So, how about a quick mini tour of the site? Our district website is quite a busy place, w ith an average of 3,200 daily visitors navigating the ve major sections of the website: the home page, students section, parents section, staff section, and the community section. From the home page (www.collierschools.com), you’ll see four colored circles w ith images at the top of the page that you can click to access each of these sections. Navigating the website is made easy by the bright green horizontal bar that appears on just about every web page. If you take a wrong turn, or get a bit lost on our website, just click on the Home link in this green bar and it’ll take you right back to the home page The bar also has links to the most commonly used areas of the site: About Us, Departments, Schools, Communications, Employment, Help, and Contact Us. Then, on the left hand side of every page of the district site, you’ll nd a Quick Links area containing links to the most popular places within the section of the site you may be viewing. Now, the home page is where you’ll nd the very latest news and updates. The rst thing you’ll see is the image rotator with photos and announcements about recent or upcoming events – click on it for more detailed information. Just under that, you’ll see icons leading to some of the ways you can stay connected with the district by sending us your email, checking out the calendar of events for district and school activities, watching the latest videos, and tuning in to The Education Channel live right on your computer (also found on TV on Comcast cable 99). You can read the most recent district or school news. Plus, look in the “What’s New” section on the right of the page for links to current information and my favorite part of the website – the photo gallery. If you’re connected through social media, you can even access our Facebook and Twitter sites right from the home page. You may have heard about Virtual Flyers the district’s environmentally friendly way for approved outside agencies to post information about programs and offers for students, rather than having all of those papers getting lost on your child’s trip home from school. You’ll see the green Virtual Flyers backpack icon on the home page. You may have to scroll down just a bit, but it’ll be on the left of the page. The parents section of the website – you get there by clicking the red round circle at the top of the website – shows the latest announcements for parents and icons linking to important topics such as health information, zoning and school choice, and parent forms. Plus, you’ll nd links to curriculum resources, student support services, and so much more! I’ve only covered just a little bit of what our district website has to offer, so we invite you to visit us at www.collierschools.com to browse through all of the information. If you don’t have access to a computer at home, stop by a nearby library or call your child’s school to ask if they have computers available for parents to use. Students First Robert A. ‘Bobby’ Roberts, 90IMMOKALEE — Robert A. “Bobby” Roberts reached the end of his trail Sunday, March 10, 2013. Bobby was born on Dec. 4, 1922 to Robert and Henri Roberts into one of the pioneer families of Immokalee, Florida. He was the y oungest of nine children. He attended North Georgia College for military science and tactics. He married his wife of 50 years, Sarah Margaret McLeroy, on Nov. 27, 1945. Bobby was a citrus producer and a pioneer in the Florida beef industry. He lived a long abundant life deeply embedded in the cattle industry. He was a lifelong Florida cracker “cowpoke”. From 1950’s-1980’s he managed Red Cattle Company, the Roberts family business, while also beginning and running his own cattle operation. His favorite pastime was riding his horse, surveying his land and cattle. He was one of the last remaining true cowboys. His life dened by the cowboy way. Bobby valued the traditions of his family and worked diligently to preserve their way of life. “He is indeed a credit to his family heritage.” His lifelong ambition was to pass on this legacy to his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, whom he treasured and loved He is preceded in death by his wife, Sarah M. Roberts; son, Paul C. Roberts; and granddaughter, Sherri A. Howell; and most of his family and friends who will greet him at Heaven’s Gates. He is survived by his sister, Mildred Sherrod; his daughter, Karen Howell (Pat); granddaughter, Heather Cleckler (Randall); and great-grandchildren, Colton, Chase and Sherri Grace Cleckler; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Services were held on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Immokalee, 1411 Lake Trafford Rd., followed by an internment at Lee Memorial Park. Memorial donations and all other information can be found on the Brister Funeral Home website at www.bristerfuneralhome.com. 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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 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! 4 Immokalee Bulletin March 21, 2013 Submitted photoGolden dancers2013 Golden Apple teacher Judy Ramirez, kindergarten teacher at Eden Park Elementary, led her Eden Park Dance Team to the Beach Battle in Miami onMarch 9, an international dance competition. The students earned rst place in their division and won the highest overall score for dance! Summer Internsby Matt KindermannThe Workforce Investment Act of 1998 is the law that stipulates how federal dollars are spent training the workforce. This law effects what training programs are available to people meetings certain criterion, what vocational schools consider for program availability, and what incentives employers are eligible for when hiring disadvantaged job seekers. Read the law at www. doleta.gov/programs/factsht/wialaw.cfm. The law mandates that 10 percent of the budget be set aside for youth services, which includes the payroll for several paid youth internships during the summer months. These interns are offered to local businesses at no charge for up to 30 hours a week, for a maximum of 6 weeks during the period when school is out for the summer. These interns are especially interested in local opportunities to work with employers in the healthcare, information technology, and cosmetology industries. Although, any employer that is willing to sponsor an intern is encouraged to contact the Youth Coordinator, Kerwyn Dixon at kdixon@sw works.org, or at 863-2338287. The intent of the internship program is to expose youth to the experiences of the labor market. Through mentorship and on the job training they can experience rsthand the importance of being on time, working a set shift according to a schedule, how to conduct themselves around customers, and what to expect from an employer. More information on the Youth Program can be found at www.sw works.org/services/ youth-services/. 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." Matt Kindermann by Linda Oberhaus Executive director, Shelter for Abused Women The Shelter for Abused Women & Children's program participants, volunteers and staff commend members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate for working to ensure the passage of the Violence Against W omen Act (VAWA). After months of debate and advocacy, the House passed the Senate version of the bill, complete with provisions for protecting often-marginalized groups of individuals the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community, Native Americans and immigrants. Originally signed into law in 1994, VAWA w as reauthorized with bipartisan support in both the House and Senate in 2000 and 2006. Tragically, the act was allowed to expire in 2011 and, since that time, advocates across the nation have been working to educate and engage the community, including elected of cials, on the importance of this lifesaving legislation. We share this information with you so that our community truly understands the cost of domestic violence and the importance of the Violence Against Women Act. Currently, in the United States, three women are killed each day by their abusers; 1.5 million high school students experience dating abuse annually; and one in four women fall prey to intimate partner abuse at some point during their lifetimes. This preventable social epidemic costs our nation upwards of $5.8 billion annually, including $4.1 billion in direct health-care expenses, $900 million in lost productivity and 8 million days of paid work lost. We also lose 5.6 million days of household productivity annually from nonworking individuals. Yes, there is still work to be done! That being said, VAWA has been very effective in reducing domestic-violence homicides, increasing access to services for victims and holding batterers accountable. According to the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Toolkit Subcommittee, "Since its initial authorization in 1994, reporting of domestic violence has increased as much as 51 percent and all states have passed laws making stalking a crime and have strengthened rape laws. The number of individuals killed by an intimate partner has decreased by 34 percent for women and 57 percent for men." Additionally, our nation has seen non-fatal intimate-partner violence against women decrease by 53 percent. The reality is that VAWA saves the lives o f men, women and children living in violence. It helps to prevent abuse before it begins and offers tools that hold abusers accountable while meeting the ongoing and everchanging needs of victims and survivors o f the most horrible form of violence abuse at the hands of those who are supposed to protect and love them. We hope that you will join us in thanking the elected of cials who voted in support of the Violence Against Women Act. You can see how your senators and representatives voted at: www.govtrack. us/congress/votes. Guest Commentary: Violence Against Women Act crucial legislation


by John Lawson, Executive Director One by One Leadership Foundation Spring football practice begins this week at Ave Maria University and the AMU football coaches have been working hard during spring break in preparation for scrimmages in Immokalee as well as at Ave Maria Univ ersity to help galvanize the team for fall football. One of the strategies the coaches are using to instill team spirit is mentoring. “Everybody has a mentor” says Kevin Joyce, the AMU Athletic Director. “I am mentored by Jim Towey for which I am thankful and I think we all are mentored by Tom Monahan.” And the coaches at Ave Maria know about mentoring as well because they have bene ted from having been mentored themselves. Marty Quinn, the new head coach at A MU is committed to mentoring Immokalee y outh. Offensive Coach Greg Leffave believes in the potential of Immokalee youth too. A former University of Miami Hurricane, he played with Immokalee-raised and former NFL star Edgerrin James. Coach Quinn, who grew up on the south side of Chicago, nds it easy to engage people in Immokalee. He was coached and mentored at an early age at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and started playing football at about 11 years old. That is why he is encouraging his team to mentor others as a way of serving. Last Thursday, they responded in a big w ay. Eighty AMU football players signed up to mentor Immokalee youth through the One by One mentoring program and an exciting partnership with Google. AMU coaches are coordinating the effort with One by One Program Director Sinclaire Williams and the number of mentors is growing. Coach Quinn is pleased with his coaching team, praising them for understanding the issues of young kids even as he realizes that they are still young themselves. They have a mature commitment to kids and to the University. Coach Quinn remembers the telephone call that brought him to Florida. “I was remodeling a foreclosed home I had purchased in Chicago. Everything was torn up. That is where I was when Kevin J oyce, my mentor, gave me a call. I laid down my hammer and came to Florida. At rst I lived with Kevin Joyce and his wife and eight children…. I felt like the ninth kid,” he explains. As he talks about his friend and boss, Kevin Joyce, the AMU Vice President for Institutional Advancement, from the conference room at the Golisano Field House, he explains what mentoring means to him. “Mentoring is a two-way street for our coaches and students here at Ave Maria. We give and we take. We extend a hand and receive one in return. It is part of our plan of serving. It is the culture in which we were raised and it is the culture which we are continuing to promote,’’ he said. Surrounded by white boards, he outlines a four-fold strategy for AMU students to grow strong during their college experience. It is also a strategy to win games but the clear priority is rst and foremost about kids. Coach Quinn explains that students have a clear set of goals. First, get a diploma from AMU. Secondly, provide service to others. Then build spirit and nally, to be committed. Coach Quinn sees the AMU football program well-positioned on the runway ready to take off. Nineteen new players will be joining the team including ve who have come from championship teams. The hope and plan is that the success these ve have experienced in state championship play will help breed success on the eld in the fall. Coach Quinn also realizes that Southwest Florida high schools produce scores of football players going to Division One schools each year and the added advantage that AMU is the only college football team in Southwest Florida. On the job for just a few months, Coach Quinn is already at home in the hope that the Gyrenes will begin playing more games at the AMU campus. “To build excitement our games need to be on campus,’’ he said. The spirit of competition that has surrounded the basketball teams at AMU can happen for football as well. The service part of the plan is where One by One Leadership Foundation comes into the picture. For the last eight years they have been working at connecting Ave Maria residents to Immokalee youth through Meals of Hope events and through a mentoring program started by the AMU Founders Club. More than 300 young people have been mentored through this connection over the last eight years. The One by One mentoring program has grown dramatically within the last year thanks to funding from a national mentoring grant funded by the Department of Juvenile Justice. At AMU, Quinn is building a culture of bright young coaches eager and hungry for the opportunity to be part of a winning team in 2013. The purpose of One by One Leadership Foundation of Southwest Florida is to Connect Leaders, Change Lives, and Transform Communities. We have been called to heal broken lives and hearts by engaging with others of faith and good will to work together so that we might live as healthy people in healthy places. For more information on empowering youth through sports and mentoring contact Sinclaire Williams, Program Director at 239249-9970 5 Immokalee Bulletin March 21, 2013 A ve Maria University football preparing for scrimmages Submitted photoAve Maria University head football coach and some of his players. “Everybody has a mentor. I am mentored by Jim Towey for which I am thankful and I think we all are mentored by Tom Monahan.”— Kevin Joyce, the AMU Athletic Director.


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Early dismissalA Collier County Public Schools’ early dismissal day for the 2012-2013 school year is set for Tuesday, March 26. The early dismissal time for elementary, middle and high school students is three hours earlier than the dismissal time on other days. The early dismissal day is for the purpose of school improvement inservice for all staff, especially as they work in designing challenging and engaging lessons for our students. To view the entire 2012-2013 school calendar, including the remaining scheduled early dismissal days, visit the district’s Web site www.collierschools.com) and click on “Calendars” under the “Quick Links” heading on the left side of the home page. Career workshopsCollier Connects career workshops are open tot he general public to assist all interested in improving their job marketability skills. Call 252-4535 to attend. Resume Writing: Wednesday, March 27, 10 a.m.-noon at the Immokalee Branch Library. Interview Skills, Wednesday, April 3, 10 a.m.-noon at the Immokalee Branch Library.Democrats to meetThe Democratic Club of Immokalee will meet on Tuesday, March 26, at 7 p.m. at Mi Ranchito, 710 W Main St #A, Immokalee (239) 657-1766. The club will discuss the Immokalee Votes campaign to increase voter participation in the election process. The meetings are open to all.Childhood Conference6th Annual Early Childhood Conference Discovering the Value of Inclusion in Young Children’s Lives”“Lives” Saturday, April 27, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Edison State College, Collier Campus, 7007 Lely Cultural Parkway, Bldg. J, Naples. Registration & Continental Breakfast 7:30-8:30 a.m. $ 60 Early Bird Registration, if received by April 22nd $75 if received after April 22 or at the door. CEU’s available: $27.50 (5.5 hours). In Person Bring cash, check or money order to CCCR. Limited scholarships available for parents and teachers. For information contact Collier Child Care Resources, Inc. 239.643.3908, Email: niccoleh@collierchildcare.org Website: www.collierchildcare.org. Register on-line www.collierchildcare.org. Keynote Speaker Dr. Myra S. McPherson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who holds a Doctorate Degree in Counseling Psychology. She has been an adjunct faculty member of the University of South Florida for fteen years, and in private practice for over twenty years, specializing in Infant-Toddler Mental Health therapeutic interventions for parents of children ages 0-5. She will speak on Bucket Lists for the Future: Yours, Mine and Ours. Many people have a list of wants, needs, and desires for their lives, for others they care about, and for the future of our community, country, and planet. This presentation will elucidate what happens when we focus more on what we don’t want in our buckets, rather than wanted. Throughout the conference, you will gain valuable insight into de ning and understanding what inclusion is, how you can better help, and identifying the ways that inclusion can bene t young children. Door prizes at the closing ceremony! Breakfast and lunch included.Nance of ce in ImmokaleeCollier Commissioner Tim Nance opened his new of ce in the Immokalee Government Center, 106 South First Street. Regular of ce hours for Nance at the government center will be established soon. 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 benets 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 fromy our 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.Be on Immokalee's Kickin Cancer teamCome one come all! Mark your calendarsImmokalee Relay For Life event is Friday, March 22, 1 p.m. until Saturday, March 23, 7 a.m.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. Celebrations .newszap.com/celebrationsEngaged? Just married? Golden anniversary? Birthday? Holiday? New baby? Share your news in print and onlineFor a modest charge, each package includes: and family Submit your good news today at 7 Immokalee Bulletin March 21, 2013 Community Briefs Edison State College scholarships are now available for the 2013-2014 school year. Applications will be accepted online through June 1, 2013. Edison offers a variety of scholarships based on need, merit and other criteria listed for each opportunity. To receive details on the criteria and how to apply for the Edison State College scholarships, visit https://www.edison.edu/ nancialaid/scholarships/apply/index.php. By completing one online scholarship application, students will be considered for all available Edison State College scholarships. “We want to encourage students to pursue their professional goals by offering assistance when possible with nancial scholarships,” said Dr. Christine Davis, Vice President, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Edison State College. “Edison State College gave out $1.2 million last year in scholarships from Edison State College Foundation to help students get the education they need to be leaders and professionals in our community.” In addition to the online scholarship application, students are encouraged to submit the 2013-2014 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by the college’s May 1, 2013 priority deadline. The application can be found online at www.fafsa. ed.gov and is required to be considered for need-based scholarships, as well as other Federal and State aid. The information contained in the FAFSA will not affect a student’s eligibility for merit-based scholarships. Celebrating 50 years of excellence, Edison State College is Southwest Florida’s largest, most accessible and affordable institution of higher education. Proud to be tobacco-free, Edison State serves more than 24,000 students across ve counties and through Edison Online. For more information please visit www.edison.edu. Edison State College online scholarship application availabale


8 Immokalee Bulletin March 21, 2013 Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantWoman powerImmokalee professional women gathered at the Seminole Casino to enjoy their monthly Women’s Luncheon. Casino employees described their varied backgrounds and responsibilities as the members of the group connected with each other and shared their own stories. The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce along with the outstanding support of Florida Community Bank and its community leaders would like to invite you to participate in the “Annual Harvest Festival”, set for Friday, A pril 12, 2013 with the Harvest Jr. /Sr. Queen Pageant and Saturday, April 13, 2013 with our Grand Parade and Festival. In efforts to continue its grandtradition, the Harvest Festival Committee, is asking for your help and participation to continue making this event happen once again this year. We are asking all schools for their participation in either the parade or entertainment. Please contact the people listed on this letter to reserve your spot. We would like to have each school represented at this year’s event. Entertainment registration is FREE all we ask is for a form to be lled out by each act. “Harvest Festival 2013” will be a host of the following activities starting off with: Friday, April 12 Harvest Festival Jr./Sr. Queen Pageant Immokalee High School Auditorium starting at 7 p.m.. 701 Immokalee Dr. Audience will be entertained by our Jr. / Sr. Queen contestants with a talent, modeling, and question competition. Doors open up at 6:00 pm with admission being $5 presale tickets & $7 at the door. Children under the age of 6 will be admitted FREE! Saturday, April 13 Harvest Festival Grand Parade Harvest Festival 2013 will begin promptly at 11:30 am. But before the parade our early spectator will get a glimpse of the Immokalee Literacy 5k Run & Ride down our parade route, which will begin from the corner of 9th Street, going down the infamous Main Street of Immokalee, turning left on Jerome St. and ending at the Immokalee Regional Airport Park which will once again serve as Host of “Harvest Festival 2013”. Saturday, April 13 Harvesting the Next Generation Festival Immediately starting after the parade, “Harvest Festival 2013”, will serve as the host of many exotic food vendors of various cultures, The FAMOUS Wild Hog BBQ and Immokalee Salad. Unique multicultural Arts & Crafts items will be available for purchase. Live hometown entertainment, the crowning of Little Mr. and Miss Tomato, different activities for the young and old, Photo Opts stations, Bounce Houses, Rock Wall, Dunk Tank and the rst ever Watermelon spitting contest, just to name a few. The Harvest Festival committee is looking forward to your participation. If additional information is needed, please call or email.. Mariela Romero at (239) 557.1792/ mpena@fcb1923.com Cherryle Thomas at (239) 657-0080 / FNTjr@aol.com Chamber PresidentBernardo Barnhart at (239) 229.3697 / bbarnhart@fcb1923.com Harvest Festival 2013 looks toward ‘Harvesting the Next Generation’