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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 Easter Egg HuntImmokalee High School Key Club invites you to an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 30, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Come to Roberts Ranch Museum for this great kids’ event. Activities include food and refreshmens, games and prizes and a whole lot more! So, quick like a bunny, hop on over for a great Easter fun time with the kids. Thursday, March 28, 2013 V ol. 46 No. 13 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads A young Immokalee man was injured March 22 in a one-vehicle crash on A Road just south of LaBelle. Jose Alonzo, 21, of Immokalee, w as taken to Lee Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. However, two other young men died in that crash. According to the Florida Highw ay Patrol, the men were traveling eastbound on A Road, off SR 29, south of LaBelle in a 2003 Cadillac CTS. The vehicle traveled onto the south shoulder into a ditch. The front right of the vehicle struck the embankment and caused the vehicle to overturn. All three occupants were ejected. The driver, Tomy Olivarez, 21, of LeHigh and passenger Epifanio Hernandez, 26, of Naples, died from their injuries. None had been wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. FHP w as continuing the investigation. It w as unknown if alcohol played a part in the mishap. Local man injured in LaBelle crash Submitted photos/ Roberta WoosterRelay for LifeRelay participants went all out dreaming up this Team Jadah Guerrero tent, honoring cancer survivor Judah Guerrero at the March 23-24 Relay for Life event. Activities over the entire night brought people together for the cause and raised money for the local effort. See story on page 2; more photos on Page 8. By Valarie BosticBeing a working parent has its challenges. Balancing your responsibilities at home and work can be tough. Believing parent involvement is a key factor to the success of a child, Immokalee Child Care Center strives to provide opportunities for parents to be a part of their child’s early learning experience. “It can be hard for parents to spend time with their children especially when they are little. Making sure the children are ready for Kindergarten has to be a joint effort of both the center and the families,” says Mary Shipman, the Center’s Voluntary Pre-K Coordinator. Immokalee Child Care Center’s new parent involvement program, “Parent Share,” just does that. A monthly open house is held for parents providing information on various topics from nutrition to water safety. “This month’s theme Parent Share opportunity for working parentsSee Share — Page 2 Submitted photoJose R and his dad enjoy a fun moment as partners in his early learning experience at ICCC.


by R. Wooster RN“Eighteen hours. It can stretch out forever when you’re waiting to hear the report on a biopsy. It can literally evaporate when it’s the last hours spent with a dying loved one. Or, it can bring hundreds of people together in the ght against cancer through Relay For Life.” Thank you for your generous support of the 2013 Relay For Life event Friday night. W orking together we achieved our goal of $28,000! We could not have done this without your support and enthusiasm! From the IHS students purple glove lap to the closing Fight Back Ceremony all persons were drawn together by the desire to support and uplift the countless persons who have been affected by cancer. This years’ relay was dedicated to Joe Godcharles who put in endless hours to ght against cancer, and to all of the Survivors and Caregivers who ght the ght every day. Be thankful if you and your family are healthy and supportive of those who are involved in the ght. Thank you for making our Relay For Life a powerful celebration of life! Thank you: to Immokalee High School students who purchased purple gloves for the kick off lap and group “Wobble Dance” Friday afternoon; To Mrs. Rhoderica Washington for singing the National Anthem and the IHS ROTC color guard for presentation of the colors. To everyone who came out and walked laps either with a team or individually to show your support. To team leaders for organizing your teams. From your tent sites, spirit sticks, and willingness to walk the walk, thank you! To the 15 Survivors who were recognized and those who walked the opening lap To all who donated blood at the NCH Blood Mobile, Collier County’s supply of blood is dangerously low, every drop helps! To all who purchased over 400 luminaria in honor of those struggling with cancer and those who have lost their battle, but continue near and dear to our hearts. IHS Beta club did an outstanding job placing them around the track and bringing the message of HOPE and then CURE to all. The memorial lap in silence was very moving. To the 23 teams who sold items ranging from blinking balloons, glow sticks, hair bows, and tutus. The best cooks in Collier County provided delicious home cooked pulled pork, sausages, and hot dogs. Big Al’s Sports Bar provided dinner for our Survivors. Mr. Dawson from Winn Dixie provided the closing Fight Back breakfast and snacks from the concession stand. To The Calendar Girls, BadBoyz Sound with DJ’s Jose and Christina Perez and Captain Joe and the Bottom Feeders for providing musical entertainment. To the Mister Relay contestants for making us all smile! To all who participated in the friendly competitionBest Tent SiteImmokalee Drive Thru Spirit Stick ContestImmokalee Special Olympics Pie eating contestImmokalee Middle School Mister Relay ContestImmokalee High School Beta Tug of WarImmokalee Water and Sewer Frozen T-shirt and Three Legged RaceVillage Oaks Elementary To Immokalee High School Security along with Collier County Sheriff Of cers, EMS, and Fire Department personnel for helping us to feel safe throughout the night. To IHS for the use of their facilities. The outside track and concession areas were perfect! At 1 a.m. over one hundered dedicated persons moved the event into the IHS gym when severe winds and rain were spotted on the weather map heading towards Immokalee. To any person or group I may have accidentally left off this lengthy list. 2 Immokalee Bulletin March 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. by Maribel De ArmasI absolutely love orange juice, especially from freshly squeezed oranges – although light on the pulp, please. Growing up, I remember Sunday mornings with mom by the griddle making pancakes and dad juicing oranges. My school lunch box usually included an OJ juice box and my after school snack was only made complete with a tall glass of this tangy beverage. To this day, there’s no opening my refrigerator without nding a bottle of OJ tucked away. And it seems that our Collier County Public Schools’ Department of Nutrition Services isn’t too far behind me in showing their appreciation for oranges and other citrus fruits as they celebrated Citrus Day this week. Each of our schools offered a variety of citrus on both breakfast and lunch menus, introducing students to new menu items and healthy food choices including farm fresh local citrus. When I heard about some of the menu items that were served, my mouth started watering. If I were a student today, I certainly wouldn’t need that lunch box I mentioned before because the food our cafeterias serve is tasty and healthy. On Citrus Day, students enjoyed orange blossom muf ns, orange wedges, a tasty tangerine chicken bowl, pork sandwiches with citrus BBQ sauce, tangerines, lemon orange cake, and of course, orange juice. Plus, students got to have fun while celebrating Citrus Day. They had door decorating contests, performed skits, wrote citrus poetry, and taste tested various fruits, among many other activities. Now, Citrus Day is only a slice of our school district’s larger efforts to promote healthy eating habits among our students. All of our schools offer healthy menu items and all of our elementary schools participate in one of two snack programs: the USDA’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable program or our newly implemented Collier County Farm 2 School Snack program. This means that our young students get locally grown fresh fruit and vegetable snacks several times a week during the school day. Feedback from our Department of Nutrition Services folks shows that our students are enjoying these fresh snacks so much they are asking their moms and dads to buy more fruits and veggies at home. I’d say that with that simple request, these two programs are de nitely worthy of a double thumbs up! Before I sign off this week I want to share several bits of good news coming out of Eden Park Elementary School (EPE). This year’s Collier County Golden Apple Recipients were announced recently by The Education Foundation-Champions For Learning and one of EPE’s very own, kindergarten teacher Judy Ramirez, was surprised with a shiny golden apple. But the excitement didn’t stop there for Judy, as the EPE Dance Team, which she coaches, participated in the Miami Beach Battle Dance Competition just a few days after the Golden Apple announcement. This was the young team’s very rst competition and they were awesome – bringing home three trophies for highest score overall in dance, 1st place in their division, and 3rd place for overall performance. In the words of EPE Assistant Principal Jill Rexford, “We are so proud of our stars!” And, while we’re speaking about Eden Park, I also found out that rst grade teacher Michele Horvath was recently chosen as EPE Staff Member of the Month. Congratulations! With so much excitement and good news coming out of our schools, I think I’ll do a little Citrus Day celebrating myself and go nd some yummy orange juice. Students First w as literacy awareness,” states Assistant Director, Andy Spaulding. “Parents were able to come and eat lunch with their children and also make paper bag puppets. Our goal w as to encourage parents to view mealtime as an opportunity to talk to their children w hich will enhance early language skills and to encourage creative ways to promote literacy at home.” Parent Share is held the third Thursday of every month at different times during the day. “We may hold it a breakfast, lunch or even in the afternoon,” says Spaulding. “Our goal is to get as many parents as possible inv olved. So far it has been very successful.” For more information on Parent Share, please contact the Immokalee Child Care Center at 239-657-4130. ShareContinued From Page 2 Immokalee Relay For Life event reaches its goal of $28,000


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 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! 3 Immokalee Bulletin March 28, 2013 Search Engine Optimizationby Matt KindermannSearch Engine Optimization (SEO) is THE buzzword in the marketing world, and whether you are a business owner or a job seeker, you should know this topic upside-down and sideways. SEO is the strategy of ensuring your resume or business appears in the top results of an internet search. When you use Google, Yahoo or Bing to conduct a search for something, results are listed in order based on a number of factors, including the number of keywords you used in your search and how often those keywords are included on the website or webpage. According to statistics posted by the Search Engine Journal, SEO (sometimes referred to as content marketing) is a $16 billion industry, and that 75% of on-line searches never search beyond the rst page of results. Think about the last time you searched the internet for something; how often do you scroll through page after page of results before re ning the words you used to search? Now, imagine you are an employer looking through hundreds of resumes; how many electronic resumes do you search through to nd the right one when they are automatically sorted according to the keywords in your job description? SEO is not really a high-tech skill and can be used strategically by anyone using the internet. Ensure that the resume you post on-line is in Microsoft Word format, not PDF or Microsoft Works, to ensure that the words you used are effectively recognized by search engines (i.e. Google, Yahoo, Bing). Then, use as many of the key words or key phrases from the job description in your own resume. Next, check your electronic footprint, such as your Facebook or LinkedIn page, and incorporate those same keywords/phrases are duplicated there. Sites that include blogs or updates, such as Twitter, will add keywords to your page and increase SEO. This is why many companies have blog pages or customer testimonials, because they increase SEO for free. Having LinkedIn contacts or Facebook friends make positive, job-related comments about you on your social media sites will increase your SEO results. SEO is the one of the main reason why you need separate resumes for each type of job you are applying for. 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 Easter at First Baptist Church Regardless of your church or religious af liation, you are cordially invited to attend this year's outdoor Easter Sunrise Service in the parking lot of First Baptist Church this Sunday at 7 a.m. There will be some music along with a special, brief message as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Immediately afterwards there will be a "carryin" breakfast in the church's fellowship hall. Those who may not have a church WHICH they regularly attend are also welcome to attend the Easter Celebration/Communion service at 10:45 in the church sanctuary. All are welcome!Summer Programs for StudentsProviders 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 working with students and would like to share their special talents and skills during the summer. If you are interested in applying, rŽsumŽs should be sent to Jamie Scott by email at jscott@ sfwdb.org or mail to 750 South 5th Street, Immokalee, Florida 34142. RŽsumŽs should include areas of expertise and fees, if applicable. Note that all applicants are required to complete a background screening prior to beginning work. Enrollment information w ill be available in May.Career workshopsCollier Connects career workshops are open to the general public to assist all interested in improving their job marketability skills. Call 252-4535 to attend. Interview Skills, Wednesday, April 3, 10 a.m.-noon at the Immokalee Branch Library.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.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 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. Community Briefs


4 Immokalee Bulletin March 28, 2013 At Redlands Christian Migrant Association, young children enrich their minds while having a great time. At the Lipman Golf Classic, adults help those children while having a great time. The Golf Classic is the newest charity golf tournament in the Naples area. It bene ts RCMA: a deeply rooted asset to low-income farmworking communities in Florida. Lipman, the largest eld tomato grower in North America, has adopted RCMA's traditional golf tournament, and is upgrading it signi cantly. "In Immokalee, we see rst-hand how RCMA's child care centers bene t our farmworkers and many others," said Jaime Weisinger, Lipman's Director of Community Relations and chairman of the tournament planning committee. "RCMA is a rst-class nonpro t, and we wanted to help them with a rst-class golf tournament." The Lipman Golf Classic will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. on May 4th at Naples Heritage Golf Club. Individual golfers can play for $225, which includes breakfast, lunch and eye-popping door prizes. Sponsorships up to $10,000 are available. Based in Immokalee, RCMA operates 70 child-care centers and three charter schools in 21 Florida counties. In Southwest Florida, RCMA runs Immokalee Community School and 13 child-care centers, serving nearl y 1,500 children. New event for a time honored cause Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) is holding the annual "Kindergarten RoundUp" to register incoming kindergarten students for the 2013-2014 school year. Any child who will be ve years old on or before September 1, 2013, is eligible to enter kindergarten this August. CCPS elementary schools have scheduled an of cial "Round-Up" date and time between now and May for parents and future Kindergartners to visit the school, enroll, and get a bit of an orientation. For the schedule, please visit www.collierschools. com you will see the "Kindergarten Round-Up 2013" icon in the "What's New" area on the right of the page. Mom and Dad can't make it to your school's scheduled "Round-Up"? no problem. 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 a registration packet. Parents/guardians must bring the following documents at the time of registration: 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 12-month 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 directly and they will be happy to help you. Annual kindergarten registration round-up under way Submitted photo/ Bill CoatesRedlands Christian Migrant Association builds an educational and cultural foundation for children so they can become strong, productive citizens in the future. The annual golf tournament helps it all happen. Mother’s Day is just around the corner are you looking for a way to honor your MOM?How about an ad in the Immokalee Bulletin? See the ad on page 8 of this weeks paper or call us at 239-657-6000 for more info


The Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership selected dESCO LLC and Polygon Solutions for top recognition at its Fifth Annual Technology Awards Ceremony brought to you by CenturyLink Wednesday, March 20t. Polygon Solutions was honored in the “Transformation” category for its development of the most advanced rotary broaching tool holder on the market. Adjustment free w ith low maintenance, this tool ts nearly every turning machine on the market today. The other nalists in this category were T3Communications that meets demands for enhanced communication services and Video Career Finder who had developed an innovative method for candidates to introduce themselves to employers. dESCO LLC of Fort Myers was honored in the “Savvis Direct Innovention” category for its service management suite. The other nalists in this category were Naples Network Services with devices used to monitor homes and business to provide alerts for ooding / HVAC failure and Position Logic that provides both hosted and enterprise GPS tracking platform software and location-based services. A third award, for “Partnership,” was presented to SWFRTP Programs Chair Volunteer Stephen Craig, for his endless hours committed to providing quality, monthly events to educate and connect the SWFL technology professional community. Finalists in this category were board member Marc Farron of Surround Technologies and board member Kim Brown of Diversi ed Services. The Awards Ceremony is Southwest Florida’s longest-running, high-pro le “excellence in technology” event. This year’s keynote speaker was Gary Beach, Publisher Emeritus of CIO Magazine, who spoke to the educational dismemberment of Americ a and encouraged attendees to engage with the youth of today through mentoring or teaching and encouraging interest in technology elds. The Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership, a member of Lee County’s Horizon Council, is the only organization dedicated solely to promoting the growth o f the technology sector in Southwest Florida. 5 Immokalee Bulletin March 28, 2013 Parent Share at ICCCSubmitted photosParents and students share the educaitonal experience. SWF technology companies receive awards Submitted photoMatt Kindermann of Southwest Florida Works, far right, is pictured with Patrick Comer and Kathy Royal of the Destination Graduation program that assists low performing students reach graduation.


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Apply at 601 Nassau St. #4 Immokalee or Call 239-694-1951 Employment Full TimeCitrus Grove Foreman/Supervisor Preferably with 3 to 5 years experience in citrus harvesting operations. Ability to effectively lead and supervise employees in the production and irrigation of citrus grove activities. Assist in record keeping, time management, employee scheduling and basic general grove operations. Must have experience in working with chemicals, fertilizer, diagnosing mechanical problems on grove equipment, supply needed materials to employees. Must have a valid Florida Drivers License, read and write English, Bilingual preferred not necessary but a plus. Must be willing to work in all outdoor weather conditions. Contact Human Resources at: (239)369-7794 or fax resume to: (239)369-2267 or send to PO Box 3175 Immokalee, FL 34143 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment Full Time MECHANICS-HEAVY FARM EQUIPMENT $22.88 PER HOUR, EXTENSIVE OT Majority of work EAST of Clewiston Three Openings• Experience with trucks, farm machinery and other diesel equipment.• Perform engine, transmission, drive train, brakes, chassis, diagnosis and repairs on cane harvesting and industrial equipment. • Repair conveyors, engines, A/C systems, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps, turbines, fans, valves, tracks, etc. Email your resume or Apply Online Jdooley@ussugar.com www.ussugar.com Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. 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. Pets/Supplies All New Happy Jack Kennel Dip II kills eas, ticks, & MANGE mites without steroids. Do NOT use on cats!!!JACK & ANNS FEED & SUPPLY www.happyjackinc.com Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Apartments Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. 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. 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The classified ads Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! 6 Immokalee Bulletin March 28, 2013 Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!


Collier: Sleep!! It is recommended we sleep 7-9 hours per night to optimize our w ell-being. Believing sleep is simply a cozy, little luxury which comes at the end of a long day is a tremendous underestimate of the value of sleep. Getting adequate quality sleep can help protect our mental and physical health, quality of life and safety. W hen we sleep, our brains are forming new pathways to help us learn and remember information. Sleep helps maintain a healthy balance of the hormones that make us feel hungry (ghrelin) or full (leptin). Sleep also helps regulate insulin, the hormone that controls blood sugar. In addition, sleep boosts muscle mass and helps repair cells and tissues in the body while promoting the ability to ght infection. Regarding children, 80% of bone growth occurs while sleeping; hence to maximize growth, children need adequate sleep! It is a common myth we can learn to get by on little sleep without negative repercussions. Sleep de ciency is linked to: Increased risk of injury. Sleep deprivation harms our ability to drive; the loss of just two hours of sleep can impair driving similar to a .05 blood alcohol level. The National Roads & Motorists Association estimates fatigue is involved in one in 6 fatal road accidents. The 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill off of A laska, the Challenger space shuttle disaster and the Chernobyl nuclear accident have all been attributed to human errors in which sleep deprivation played a role. Decreased productivity at work and school. People who are sleep deprived take longer to nish tasks, have slower reaction time and make more mistakes. Chronic health problems including: heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, obesity and depression. Tips for getting adequate sleep: Set a regular bedtime and stick to it. Avoid: o caffeinated beverages in the afternoon and evening. o watching TV in bed and using computer prior to sleeping. Research indicates the blue light emitted from screens interfere with melatonin, a natural chemical in our body which helps us sleep. o heavy meals, alcohol and nicotine before bedtime. Take a warm bath or shower before going to bed. Practice relaxation techniques. Exercise daily, but not too close to bedtime. Keep your bedroom dark, quiet and cool. Put these tips to task and begin your 7-9 hours of sleep, today! To track your progress, go to www.95210.org/Collier. "9", or the recommendation to sleep 7-9 hours each day, is part of the "9-5-2-1-0 BFF, Let's Go" campaign recommended by physicians, dietitians, nurses, tness experts and other healthcare practitioners in partnership with the Safe & Healthy Children's Coalition of Collier County. Each week, a different number will be highlighted as the Coalition reaches out to educate the community about this important public health message. For more information, go to www.95210. org/Collier. Deb Millsap, M.Ed., R.D., LD/N Director of Nutrition & Health Education & PIO Collier County Health Department Business & Service Directory AUCTION1999 Ford1FMRU17L0XLA84035 Time for a new car? Check out this auction onApril 8, 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 Place Your Ad Online, From the Comfort of Your HomeWHEN Y OU W ANT TO www.newszap.com& click on classifieds 7 Immokalee Bulletin March 28, 2013 Collier Health Department: 9-5-2-1-0 Ave Maria University and Immokalee High School both have new football coaches. Marty Quinn has been at AMU for less than three months and Rich Dombroski has been in the job in Immokalee for less than a month. Coach Dombroski has had a history of turning around winless teams and Coach Quinn hopes to start such a winning legacy at AMU. They have a natural and mutual respect for the unique challenges each faces. Their overarching common theme, however, is a focus on kids. Both value the importance of mentoring and academics as part of the solution for better long term outcomes and are thrilled to see AMU students mentoring Immokalee High School Students. When they met in Immokalee on March 21 both were looking for a win and both got one because the discussion was about how to help kids. Tony Allen, the Athletic Director of Immokalee High School, says that AMU and IHS partnership can be bene cial for everyone. Immokalee youth need more structured activities that extend beyond the school day. Group mentoring helps. That is one reason why Allen, who was raised in Immokalee, is helping to host the Ave Maria Gyrenes College Football team for a scrimmage at Immokalee High School's Bates Stadium on Saturday, April 6, 2013 beginning at 10:00 a.m. The scrimmage will be open to the public free and without charge. We have a world class facility at IHS says Allen. The event is open to the public but an opportunity to contribute to the Immokalee High School Student Activities Fund will be available. For matching gift opportunities please contact the One by One Leadership Foundation regarding their Inspiring Immokalee Futures Fund. Their number is 239-2485857. I.H.S., Ave Maria plan scrimmage BETA students earn scholarshipsThe Immokalee B.E.T.A continues to excel as evidenced by two students from I.H.S receiving scholarships. Maricruz Guiterrez and Yazmin Hernandez were awarded a scholarship for all their hard work with BETA. This is very special because they are the only two students in the state of Florida to receive this award. Congratulations Immokalee BETA! BETA is also preparing for their trip to National Convention held in Mobile Alabama. This trip to Nationals has been a tradition o f BETA for many years. If anyone would like to help our students reach their goal of attending nationals, please contact the Immokalee High School Activities of ce. 239-377-1818.Important Dates:April 2: Baseball and Softball Home vs. Lehigh Aprril 4: Baseball and Softball Home vs. East Lee April 4: Boys and Girls Lax Home vs. Gulf Coast April 5: Boys and Girls Lax Home vs. Community School April 12: Harvest Festival Pageant I.H.S. Drumbeat Big Cypress National Preserve invites submissions for the rst annual Big Cypress National Preserve poetry contest. Prizes will be awarded for rst, second and third place, and poems will be displayed on the Preserve website, and Facebook page throughout the months of April and May. Winners will be selected by the staff of Big Cypress National Preserve by April 20. Poetry Guidelines Poems must be single spaced; 12-point font; written in any format; submitted by A pril 15; submit up to three poems. Poems must be original and unpublished. Poems cannot exceed two-pages (title page does not count toward this limit). Poem must be subject related to natural or cultural history of South Florida. Poems must include a title page with: Name of poem, name of poet, contact address, email and phone number. Poems are to be mailed to: Big Cypress National PreserveOasis Visitor Center 52105 Tamiami Trail East Ochopee, FL 34141 ATTN: Poetry Contest Or, email your poetry to: andrew_frieder@nps.gov Big Cypress’ First Poetry Contest


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