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xxxday, xxx xx, 20xx See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Collier – “We are thrilled to be back in the top three, again,” reports Dr. Joan Colfer, Director, Florida Department of Health in Collier County. Collier County ranked as the third healthiest county in the state behind rst and second ranking St. Johns and Martin counties. In the past four years, since the rankings were established, Collier County has consistently ranked within the top four out of 67 counties in Florida. The Florida Department o f Health in Collier County recognizes the value in measuring health outcomes and expresses appreciation to the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for the fourth annual Count y Health Rankings & Roadmaps tool released last month. This stud y uses traditional, established data, much of which was obtained from the Department and is available to the people of Florida at www. oridacharts.com. These rankings serve as a snapshot of the health of individuals across counties in each state. The report highlights that health is a combined work in progress across a variety of community partners. Collier near top again in health rankings Thursday, April 4, 2013 V ol. 45 No. 14 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Harvest Festival draws near Immokalee’s annual celebration of its agricultural heritage is just around the corner! The 2013 Immokalee Harvest Festival is set for April 12 and 13, beginning on April 12 with the Harv est Festival Queen Court competition. The event is a project of the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce and features many events reminiscent of a by-gone era. Most of the events will take place A pril 13, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and will include a Mr. Leg Contest, Little Mr./Ms. Tomato Contest; two live bands, playing all day, hometown live entertainment; the famous wild hog BBQ and Immokalee Salad; a cake walk, a get out of jail event and much, much more. Applications for vendors are only $25 and there is no limit on food items to be sold. The day will feature a parade Submitted photo/ Jerri Lynn MerrittImmokalee ChampionsTravis Hayden---Reserve Champion SteerImmokalee Livestock Club, Collier County Fair. Halee Blocker presents the Grand Champion Ribbon to Brianna Blocker, Grand Champion SwineImmokalee Livestock Club. See Festival — Page 2 See Rankings — Page 2

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2 Immokalee Bulletin April 4, 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. The Florida Department of Health (DOH), through its county health departments, w orks together to improve the health of all Floridians. The data used in these rankings are available in each state and include information related to physical environment, social and economic factors, health behaviors, education, crime rate/law enforcement and clinical care. “The Florida Department of Health w orks every day to bring together community partners around shared goals to improve health,” said Dr. John Armstrong, Surgeon General and Secretary of Health. “As we track our progress, we are reminded there is no nish line in our efforts for better health.” Dr. Colfer explains, “We continuously elicit input from community partners whose agency or service impacts the health of our residents and visitors. To promote and protect the health of Floridians, we collaborate w ith partners in healthcare, education, law enforcement, government, social services agencies, faith based organizations and others. We also recognize every individual has a stake in our community’s health. When individuals choose to eat healthy, exercise, drive responsibly, practice safe sex, avoid tobacco, and not abuse alcohol, they contribute to not only their own good health, but to the overall health of our community.” W hile eliciting input from agency partners and community members during the Community Health Improvement Planning Process, the obesity epidemic was prioritized as a high priority. In an effort to coordinate efforts, the health department, school system, local physicians, hospitals, University of Florida Extension, businesses and media recently partnered with the Safe & Healthy Children’s Coalition of Collier County to promote the “9-5-2-1-0 BFF, Let’s Go!” message to help individuals, parents and caregivers lead children by example, regarding habits which affect our weight and overall health. The rankings include a snapshot of each county in Florida with a color-coded map comparing each county’s overall health ranking. There are also new county-level trend graphs detailing change over time measurements including children living in poverty, unemployment, and quality of care. In 2012, Collier County ranked the 4th healthiest county (out of 67) in the state of Florida in which to live. RankingsContinued From Page 1 and plenty of fun for the whole family! Parking is free and the gate fee is only $3. Proceeds from the event go directly toward scholarships each year for two deserving Immokalee High School seniors to further their education. Sponsorhips are still available. For additional information, call the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce @ 239-657-3237 or Mariela Romero (Event Chair) @ 239-5521792. FestivalContinued From Page 1 Seminole Casino Immokalee’s Second Annual “Balloons Over Paradise” Festival will feature more than 50 custom hot air balloons and plenty of fun for the whole family including tethered balloon rides, live music by award-winning performers, food vendors, an art showcase, children’s activities, cultural village, carnival games, show and stunt kites, a classic car show, demonstrations by agility dogs and more. The vivid multi-hued balloons will kick off each morning with an illuminated light show to orchestral music. Festival-goers can stroll among the balloons as they inate for a mass ascension into the sky. Specialty balloons include Sugar Bear, Ella “phant” and a ying globe. Headlining this year’s festival on Saturday, April 20, is rocker Eddie Money who will perform his greatest hits including “Baby Hold On,” “Shakin’,” “Think I’m in Love” “Take Me Home Tonight,” “I Wanna Go Back,” “Walk on Water” and “Peace in Our Time.” On Sunday, April 21, solid gold pop-rockers The Buckinghams will perform. Backing Dennis Tufano’s buoyant lead vocals with prominent harmonies and punchy soul-styled brass, the group’s “Kind of Drag” became a million-selling pop chart-topper. Other hits include “Don’t You Care,” “Hey Baby (They’re Playing Our Song),” the pseudo-psychedelic “Susan,” and the Cannonball Adderley jazz standard “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy.” Following will be The Grass Roots belting out their major hits, most notably “Let’s Live for Today,” “Midnight Confessions,” “Temptation Eyes,” and “Two Divided by Love.” Saturday, April 20  6 a.m. to 9 a.m. – balloon in ations, mass ascension  8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – cultural village  9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – children’s activities, art showcase  9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – gator wrestling  10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – pony rides, hay rides  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – agility dog shows, show and stunt kites, British car show  11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – tethered balloon rides (weather permitting)  4 p.m. – TPTS in concert  5:15 p.m. – A200 in concert  6:45 p.m. – Eddie Money in concertSunday, April 21  6 a.m. to 9 a.m. balloon in ations, mass ascension  8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – cultural village  9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – children’s activities, art showcase  9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – gator wrestling  10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Auto Show  10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – pony rides, hay rides  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – agility dog shows, show and stunt kites  11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – tethered balloon rides (weather permitting)  4 p.m. – Gypsy Lane in concert  5:30 p.m. – The Buckinghams in concert  7 p.m. – The Grass Roots in Concert It all happens at the Seminole Tribe Rodeo Grounds Immokalee, 1195 State Road 29, Immokalee. Admission is free to the all-ages festival. Parking is free at Seminole Casino. Tethered balloon rides are $15. Balloons over Paradise Naples--Catholic Charities of Collier County, Diocese of Venice, Inc. received a grant from both the Community Foundation of Collier County and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Collier County Housing, Human and Veteran Services Department (HHVS) to provide rental assistance to people who are under imminent risk of homelessness. A $40,000 grant was awarded from the Community Foundation and monies in the amount of $62,490 was given from the HUD Emergency Solutions Grants Program through HHVS. The purpose of the Short Term Rental Assistance Program of Catholic Charities is to assist individuals and families to quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness. According to the October 2012 report from the Collier County 211 information and referral service, 43% of the problem/ needs callers were looking for help with paying their rent or utilities. These calls are three times as many as the next requested service. “The demand for the assistance to thwart homelessness in Collier County has not subsided,” said Armando Galella, District Director of Catholic Charities of Collier County, Diocese of Venice, Inc. “We will continue to provide both rental and utility assistance at the Family Resource Center of Catholic Charities in East Naples and Guadalupe Social Services of Catholic Charities in Immokalee,” he said. According to Galella, a typical client in Collier County in need of rental and utilit y assistance is a low-income female head o f household that is Hispanic or Latino, with children under the age of 19 years old, living in Central Naples, Golden Gate or Immokalee. “The economy and housing market ma y be recovering in Collier County, but the plight of poverty still exists,” said Galella. “Because of these new grants, Catholic Charities is grateful to be able to continue to provide these important services to the community.” For more information, please call Armando Galella at Catholic Charities of Collier County, Diocese of Venice, Inc. at 239-4552655. Rental assistance from Catholic Charities

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florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 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 3 Immokalee Bulletin A pril 4, 2013 Applications Made Easyby Matt KindermannApplications are a necessary evil, whether in paper or electronic form. For the employer, the application neatly organizes important information related to a candidates work experience and background that may not be as apparent from just a resume. The application is also a good way to weed out candidates, especially if it is not lled out completely, the hand writing is messy, or things are left out. This could signify an intentional omission, as if the candidate was trying to hide something, even if it was accidental or the applicant did not know how to answer the question. When lling out any type of application, ensure that all blocks or spaces have something, even if it is "N/A," or "None." It is a little embarrassing to walk into an establishment to ask for an application, only to nd out that there is something they require that you cannot remember, such as that street you lived at 10 years ago, or the number to that fourth reference when you only have three saved on your phone. A good way to make sure that you have all the information you need for an application is to take a generic application with you that you have already lled out. While you may not be able to substitute your pre- lled application with the employers form, copying information is better than trying to remember on the spur of the moment. If you are able to, see if you can take the application home where you have more time and can make copies in case of errors and neatly ll it out. You do not have to list references on your resume. I recommend leaving them off unless you do not have more than a few years of work experience and you need a few references to ll up space on the resume. However, you should always have at least 3 business related references that can speak to your ability to work. These are not friends, relatives, or pastors; these are supervisors, volunteer coordinators, or professors. Make sure your references know when you have submitted an application. It looks unfavorable to you if you give a bunch of references but they are all surprised and unprepared when an employer calls. 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 Maribel De ArmasOh, the days of taking tests, how I do not miss thee. Looking back on those days now as an adult, and working for a school district, I certainly understand the need for student assessments. But, boy, as a student, those days are usually not ones to really look forward to. A good number of our students in Collier County Public Schools are about to embark on the yearly FCAT testing cycle. As you probably know, the FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test) measures student achievement on what are known as the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, which are taught daily in our schools. Because of the outstanding teaching that's taking place in our Immokalee classrooms, and because our students have been working so hard, we have no doubt that they'll do well. Some testing will begin next week, but the majority of FCAT will take place the week of April 15th. If the dates corresponding to your child's test days aren't already on your calendar, you can access the 2012-2013 FCAT schedule online by visiting www.collierschools.com and clicking on the "FCAT" icon in the "What's New" section on the right side of the page. Now, there is preparation and encouragement going on in our schools on a dail y basis, but mom and dad you can help too! Here are some tips you may nd useful as you help your child get ready for testing: Make sure your child rests. Kids need at least eight hours of uninterrupted rest each night. Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep before test days. Prepare a nutritious breakfast. Health y eating is always important, but even more so on test days. Pack healthy snacks. Wholesome, healthy snacks help maintain energ y throughout the day. Go over test review materials. Spend some time with your child to go over any review materials and ask practice questions. Communicate with the teacher. Spea k with your child's teacher to discuss any issues or concerns. Ask for suggestions, activities, or online resources that may help. Reduce anxiety. Don't overemphasize results this can produce increased stress on a child. Give words of encouragement. Express support and con dence in your child's ability to do well. A simple "I know you'll do great on your test today" will go a long way. Encourage regular school attendance. The more often children are in learning situations, the more likely they are to do well on tests. So, now we're ready for a great FCAT season. Good luck students you will do great! Students First Eligibility based on Vietnam or Korea serv ice For the purposes of disability compensation, VA presumes that Veterans were exposed to Agent Orange or other herbicides if they served: In Vietnam anytime between January 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975 (includes brief visits ashore or service aboard a ship that operated on the inland waterways of Vietnam). Check VA's list of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships that operated in Vietnam on the web At http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/shiplist/index.asp In or near the Korean demilitarized zone anytime between April 1, 1968 and August 31, 1971. These Veterans do not need to prove that they were exposed to Agent Orange or other herbicides to qualify for disability compensation for diseases related to Agent Orange exposure (also called "presumptive diseases"). Cancers, Diabetes, Ischemic Heart and Leukemia and more! Contact a County Veteran Service Of cer in your county! V ietnam and Korean Veterans News 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. Immokkalee Community Park, Phone: (239)657-4449. For information contact Collier County Parks & Recreation at 239252-4000 or visit www.collierparks.com. Register for summer camp

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Mothers Day is just around the corner are you looking for a way to honor yourMOM?May we make a suggestion? How about a personal message to your mother in the Immokalee Bulletin? Get a spot this size for only $20! Well also put your greeting online at our webpage at www.newszap.com and link that to our Facebook page! Give us a call at 239-657-6000 or e-mail: cbadsales@newszap.comDeadline for ad copy & placement is Friday, May 3, 2013 4 Immokalee Bulletin April 4, 2013 Submitted photos/ David DawsonEaster sharingThe folks at Winn-Dixie had the spirit of Easter in their hearts as they connected with a few other local businessses and organizations Saturday, March 30, to assist needy families this year. Adam Herrera from A+ photography provided professional grade pictures and helped to provide a lasting memory for all. Bad Boy Entertainment (Jr and Christina Perez) donated over 100 Easter baskets as well as small candy bags for all the children. The Immokalee Foundation was on hand to assist in the organization and traf c ow of the event, keeping things running smoothly. Together they were able to sponsor 22 families, providing them an Easter dinner, Easter baskets and a wonderful family portrait that they can remember this by.

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5 Immokalee Bulletin A pril 4, 2013 Provide comment on Draft Public Involvement Plan (PIP) The Collier Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is announcing a 45-day public comment period for the draft Public Involvement Plan (PIP). The PIP serves as an outline to the public involvement process in regards to MPO planning related activities. The plan identi es federal, state and other requirements, goals, objectives, policies, and the process by which the public will have full access and participation in these planning activities. The document may be viewed at colliermpo.net by going to the "Latest News" on the left side of the screen, then select the link, "45-Day Public Comment Period for the Public Involvement Plan (PIP)", and then scroll down and select the rst link, "Draft Public Involvement Plan (PIP)". The public comment period for this draft PIP will close on May 10. The MPO Board will consider the adoption of the PIP together with comments received within the public comment period at the MPO's regular meeting on June 14 at the Board of County Commissioners Chambers on the third oor of the Collier County Government Center, 3299 Tamiami Trail East, Naples. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. The draft Public Involvement Plan (PIP) will also be on display at the customer service desks at: Southwest Florida Works, 750 S. 5th Street, Immokalee, and All Collier County public libraries. The MPO's planning process is conducted in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Related Statutes. Any person or bene ciary who believes that he or she has been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or familial status may le a complaint with FDOT District One Title VI Coordinator Ms. Robin Parrish at 863-5192675 or by writing Ms. Parrish at Post Of ce Box 1249, Bartow, FL 33831. For more information call MPO Planner Ms. Sarah Layman at 239-252-5804.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, April 24, at 10:00 a.m. at the Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency of ce located at 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, 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 o f County Commissioners, an advisory board or quasi-judicial board), register with the Clerk to the Board at the Board Minutes and Records Department. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or other reasonable accommodations in order to participate in this proceeding, should contact the Collier County Facilities Management Department located at 3335 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, Florida 34112, or 239-2528380 as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event. Such reasonable accommodations will be provided at no cost to the individual. For more information, call James Sainvilus, Immokalee MSTU at (239) 8674121 County Meetings Naples, FL --The Paradise Coast Paddlers Club will host its 8th Annual Paddling Festival Saturday, April 13, 2013 and Sunday, A pril 14, 2013 on the beach at Capri Fish House located on Isles of Capri Boulevard, Naples, Florida. Saturday will be a day of classes taught by internationally known paddlers, Greg Stamer, Steve Schemer, and Michael Gray. Stamer, Greenland National Kayaking Championship gold medalist, and world record holder for circumnavigation of Iceland, will conduct a Greenland Paddling class. Steve Scherrer, an A merican Canoe Association Level 5 Coastal Kayak Instructor Trainer and kayak designer, w ill lead instruction on boat control. Or join internationally known outdoor cooking specialist Michael Gray for a paddle ending with and on-island cooking class. Details of classes and registration information can be found at http://paradisecoastpaddlers.com. Sunday will be a day of FREE demonstrations, clinics, tours and races. Complimentary boat unloading will be provided for paddlers bringing their own boats and rentals will be available. Tours will be available for all levels of paddlers. An "Introduction to Paddling" tour will include basic safety and stroke instruction from ACA instructors with a paddle in Johnson Bay. Other tours include mangroves, bays and open waters up to 2.5 hours in length. Paradise Coast Paddlers Club requires everyone participating in demonstrations, classes and tours to wear their pfd's (personal otation devices). Paradise Coast Paddlers Club hosts internationally known paddlers Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A., donated backpacks and school supplies to a fourth grade class at Eden Park Elementary located in Immokalee. "The children were so happy when I handed them the backpacks and fuzzy highlighters," said Katie Flerlage, the fourth grade teacher who received the class donations. "We're grateful to have organizations like Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz supporting education in the community." The mission at Eden Park Elementary is to use the curriculum, instructional skills, and resources to provide a safe and encouraging environment that promotes individual excellence in academic, physical, and social skills. For more information, visit http:// www.collier.k12. .us/epe/. Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A., provides a full complement of legal services to clients in its Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples, Lehigh Acres and Port Charlotte of ces. For more information, visit www.JusticeStartsNow.com, call **LAW (529) on a mobile phone, or 239-334-1146. Eden Park Elementary receives backpack, supplies from attorney The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course on April 6 and April 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The course will be at the Everglades Conservation & Sportsman Club Inc., 50900-50999 Loop Road, Ochopee, FL 34141. Participants can sign up at MyFWC.com/ HunterSafety or by calling the FWC's South Region of ce at 561-625-5122. A statewide schedule of hunter safety classes is available at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety. Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course before purchasing a Florida hunting license. Parents or legal guardians must accompany children under 16 years of age to all classes. To participate in live- re exercises, children under 18 years old must present a parental release form signed by a parent or legal guardian. FWC offers hunter safety course in Collier County

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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 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. 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.comCORAL 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 MIRA VERDE FIRST MONTH FREE!!!! A new home for your family. $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 familia. $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 Farm 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. LEHIGH Duplex, 3br./2ba. Mirror Lakes area. Near SR 82. Lawn care incld. ex cond., carport $650 mo. plus sec. 239-369-9567. Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Business & Service Directory AUCTION2000 Dodge1B4HR28ZXYF2473761998 KIAKNDJA7232W55699772007 Hyundai5NPEU46FX7H211121 Time for a new car? Check out this auction onApril 15, 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 Employment Full Time Business Opportunities Pets/Supplies Apartments Apartments Apartments Houses Rent Apartments Houses Rent Campers/RVs Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. 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. Shop here first! The classified ads How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Place Your Ad Online, From the Comfort of Your HomeWHEN Y OU W ANT TO www.newszap.com& click on classifieds 6 Immokalee Bulletin April 4, 2013 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze!

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Home Buyer WorkshopThe Empowerment Alliance of Southwest Florida is holding a Home Buyers Workshop Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at 750 South Fifth Sreet, Immoklaee. (Light lunch included.) Topics include: Determining the price y ou can afford; managing your money; understanding credit, getting a mortgage loan, shopping for a home, insuring your property and keeping your home and managing your nances. Registration required. Call now: A ngela Johnson 239-658-3325 or Lillie Flories 239-658-3318. Classes are free. You must attend the entire class to receive a certi cate. No children preferred.Taller de comprador de casaThe Empowerment Alliance of Southw est Florida presenteria un taller de comprador de casa 27 abril 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 750 South Fifth Street, Immokalee (almuerzo incluido). Los temas incluyen: Determinar que precio puede comprar; administrando su dinero; comprender el credito; obtener un prestamo hipotecario; comprar una casa; asegurar su propied; y mantener tu casa y administrando sus nanzas. Registrar a Angela Johnson 239-658-3325 o Lillie Flores 239-658-3318. Clase.graatis. A MU plans conferenceAll are invited to the 2nd Annual Marian Eucharistic Conference at Ave Maria University "Do Whatever He Tells You" May 10-12, 2013. Speakers include; Fr. Michael Gaitley, Fr. Larry Richards, Jesse Romero, Vinny Flynn, Annie Karto and Dr. Mary Healy with a special concert by Croation singer Tacji. The cost per person is $150 basic dorm or $180 premium room and includes conference fee and meals. Call (239) 348-4724, email: conferences@avemaria.edu or visit www.avemaria.edu and look under news and events for more conference information.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, 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 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.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. GPS programs offer a diversity of opportunities for Immokalee youth in out-ofschool-time settings. The new collaboration seeks to improve educational outcomes and provide students 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 will be available in May. 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 A pril 4, 2013 Five talented artists have been selected for the 2013-2014, Artist-In-Residence program at Big Cypress National Preserve. 1. Lynn Uhlmann of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. 2. Anna Marie Pavlik of Frankfort, Kentucky 3. Mark Fletcher of Tallahassee, Florida 4. Ramona Maziarz of Middletown, Delaware 5. Micky Girardi of Hilton Head, South Carolina For more information about this year's artists go to http://www.nps.gov/bicy/supportyourpark/meet-the-artists.htm Artists have had a long-standing impact on the formation, expansion and direction of our national parks. Painting the landscapes of the American West, visual artists like Thomas Moran, George Catlin and Albert Bierstadt focused attention on natural wonders in the western landscape, then unfamiliar to the eastern populace. These visual records of early artists helped to stimulate the establishment of many of our national parks. The Artist-In-Residence Program at Big Cypress National Preserve carries on this tradition by offering professional writers, composers, and visual and performing artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while being surrounded by the preserve's inspiring landscape. For more information about the ArtistIn-Residence program at Big Cypress National Preserve go to http://www.nps.gov/ bicy/supportyourpark/artist-in-residenceprogram.htm Artists Selected for 2013 14 Artist-In-Residence Program Community Briefs

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8 Immokalee Bulletin April 4, 2013 by Richard HeersBelieve it or not, the 2013 hurricane season is just around the corner…less than two months away. For that reason, the IRCC (Immokalee Recovery Coordinating Center) has already been meeting to help the Immokalee community be prepared in case another “Wilma” visits our area this year. A group of local citizens, chaired by Ron Mosher of the CCSO, meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday at the iTECH from 1-2 p.m. and the public is welcome to join this group that makes preparations to see that we are prepared for natural disasters that may strike our area. Those included in the March meeting were Ron Mosher, Judy Scribner, Thom Street, Silvia Puente, Robert Halman, Chief Rita Greenberg, Chief Paul Anderson, and Rick Heers. Several members, including Jodi W alters of Collier County Solid Waste earlier in the week attended a special session at iTECH where the contents of their storage area were inventoried. Chief Rita Greenberg has done double duty guiding both the Immokalee Fire Department while continuing her work as the chief of Big Cypress Island Fire District. New Immokalee Fire Chief, Paul Anderson was w elcomed to the meeting. Prior to moving to his new position, Chief Anderson was a 31-year veteran if the Clermont Fire District. A mong his other responsibilities, the new chief expressed an interest in restarting the Immokalee C.E.R.T. that has been inactive over the past two years. As soon as the plans are rmed up, the current 15 local members will join any newcomers who would like to be a part of this important group of local citizens whose responsibility is to assist in local recovery in the area of hurricanes, wild res and other natural and man-made disasters, all under the direction of the local re department. Local, concerned citizens of Immokalee are encouraged to keep updated on activities that they can be involved in supporting their own community in disaster preparedness. Some of the advantages of our local group are pre-made hurricane door hangers for hurricane season, wild res, and a mobile 35-kilowat diesel generator to be used in a power outage, and a new tower to enhance the capability of HAM operation during disasters. The next meeting of the IRCC will be at the iTECH on Wednesday, April 24, at 1 p.m. It is hurricane season again? Submitted photo/ Rick HeersPictured from left: Chief Rita Greenberg, Robert Halman, Judy Scribner, Ron Mosher, Pastor Thom Street, Silvia Puente, Chief Paul Anderson. The National Park Service is working to contain a wild re within the Big Cypress National Preserve. The exact cause of the re is unknown and an investigation is underwa y to determine the origin. It was ignited on March 29 at approximately 1 p.m. As of April 1, roughly 20,000 acres have been burned with 45 percent containment. Weather conditions today will bring lighter winds into the area, which should aid re operations. There are currently 64 personnel from various agencies committed to this incident. The re began just north of the Fire Prairie Trail along Turner River Road and is burning within the boundaries of Highway 29 to the west and north to Interstate 75. Weather conditions over the next several days will see fog in the early morning which could impact travel on major highways. Please exercise caution when traveling in this area. It is the priority of the NPS to take appropriate management actions to contain this re while providing for visitor and resource safety. As the spring season continues, conditions within the Big Cypress National Preserve will continue to be dry. While recreating in the area please use re cautiously. Camp re bans may be put into effect in the near future, so be sure to check the National Park Service website frequently to ensure you are aware of an y bans. Huckabee re continues