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DRIVE A NEW 2013 ESCAPE SE FOR ONLY $209 PER MONTH*24 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. $3149 plus tax, title, & license due at signing. Includes “rst month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & capitalized cost reduction. *Stock #13t178. 20 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $750 RCL Bonus Cash. See dealer for details. More to choose from with similar savings. Image is for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 04/30/13. xxxday, xxx xx, 20xx V ol. xx No. xxx See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads by Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin With 32 years as a re ghter, new Immokalee Fire Chief Paul Anderson understands the complexity of the task before him. Interim Chief Rita Greenberg of Big Cypress shepherded the department through rough nancial times in 2011-12 and on March 25, turned over a department ready to take the next step into its future. Chief Anderson said he heard of the opening from contacts with other re ghters around the state. He has been serving in the Clermont Fire Department for 31 years, retiring as assistant chief. Previous to that he was a civilian re ghter with the Navy in the Bahamas. Chief Anderson also has 31 years in law enforcement as a reserve or part time of cer. He is familiar with the Immokalee area through his other love rodeo team roping. He comes from a rodeo family. His 11-year-old son is a rodeo bull ghter (rodeo clown) who aspires to be a bull rider and a reman; his 18year-old is also a team roper and saddle bronc rider; and his 14-year-old daughter is into barrel racing and rodeo pageants. The family is living in Felda. He is no stranger to Immokalee, having been in the top three candidates for the position last time around. Chief Anderson's sights are set rmly on his priorities, the rst of which is to get to kno w New re chief ready to step into future Eduardo Soto, Marty Garza, Alejandro Mendoza, Pepe Guzman, Eric Leon and Jesus Velazco have been playing for the club since they were in middle school. They are about to graduate high school (Alejandro graduated last year) and they have been to Regional competition in the past but never with this outcome. What a way to nish their club career! The best in the state! After winning their Region C two weeks ago the boys faced Region B in the rst round last Saturday and won the game by a 4-0 score. On Soccer Pitt U18 President's Cup Champs! Submitted photoPictured from left: Fire District Board member Terry Heath, Chairman Travis Anderson, Sharre Anderson with her husband, Chief Paul Anderson, and board members Bonnie Keene and Ed “Ski” Oleski. Thursday, April 11, 2013 V ol. 46 No. 15 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Harvest Festival fun on tapIt's time! The Harvest Festival is here! April 12, 2013 Harvest Festival Queen Court Competition at 701 Immokalee High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. Advanced tickets are $5 and at the door $7. Doors will open at 6 p.m. April 13, 2013Harvest Festival Parade... located at 9th and Main Street at 10:30 a.m. which is lineup time and the parade starts at 11:30am. Don't miss the exciting events taking place at the Airport Park. Our famous Wild Hog BBQ with the Immokalee Salad, exotic food v endors of all kinds, live music and home town entertainment, Watermelon eating contest, Beer chugging Contest (adult only), Mr. Legs Contest, a terri c Kids Tent (Arts and Craft), A Cake Walk of your fav orite desserts and much more... Admission Price is $3 per person, kids under 10 years of age free! Parking is free! If additional information is needed, please call the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce 239-6573237. Raf e tickets for a genuine Submitted photos/ Manny TouronPresident’s Champions!Top row from left: Juan Carlos Munoz, Jose “Pepe” Guzman, Luis Cruz, AH Hernandez, Pedro Rodriguez, Eric Leon, Alejandro Mendoza, Eduardo Soto. Bottom row from left: Coach Damas, Coach Touron, Juvenal Loyola, Yves Gomez, Marty Garza, Victor Mendoza, Jose Mandujano, Gary Garcia, Coach Garza, and Manager Gertrudis Garza. (not in picture) Jesus Velazco, Eduardo Arce and Manny Martinez. See Soccer — Page 2 See Chief — Page 2 See Festival — Page 2


2 Immokalee Bulletin April 11, 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. his re ghters. Of course, he has taken on the department's budget issues a fact of life for all re districts, he acknowledges. He is taking over from Chief Greenberg, who started the process of getting its nances in line. His challenges is to nd a way to retain the re ghters hired through the SAFER. Chief Greenberg received that grant, which pays for re ghters' salaries in May of 2012 and it w ill remain in effect for another year. SAFER funding provides $184,000 per year a total of $368,000 for two years. There is a possibility that Chief Anderson may get an extension on the grant. Or course, since approving a tax increase in early 2012, Immokalee taxpayers are already paying more for re protection through an increased millage rate. However, there is still a de cit in the budget. Chief A nderson is looking at a re assessment for buildings not paying taxes at this time. Currently, the Seminole Tribe pays a fee for re protection. The new chief is working tow ard similar arrangements with Ave Maria and Farm Worker Village, hoping they will sign on voluntarily. If not, the matter may be put on the ballot for approval. Even government buildings could end up paying a fee for re protection, as well. The chief points to Lake County as an example of enacting re assessments which include government buildings in Tavares. Another of Chief Anderson's goals is to recruit more volunteer re ghters residents interested in helping their community and physically able to do the job. Training for the Fire ghter I program is 180 hours. Since the chief is a state certi ed instructor he will be able to teach most of the classes. Only actual re drills will have to be handled elsewhere. He said he intends to beef up training where Chief Greenberg left off. That brings us to equipment. IFD has four engines two older engines and a 1989 ladder truck that needs to be replaced. He said the ladder truck is coming back on line after extensive repairs. The department also has one 3,000 gallon tanker, one brush truck and one attack truck -used for small res and brush res. One engine is usually held in reserve. He's hoping to nd a USDA Rural Community grant to replace one engine. Chief Anderson believes that a local re department should provide everything the community needs. In Immokalee, that means having the capability of addressing res and incidents at ag processing buildings with hazardous materials and industrial sites with a technical rescue team. He is looking forward to training local re ghters in hazardous materials, con ned space rescue and roof rescue. Currently, if an emergency comes up in ag processing or at an industrial site, help must come from an hour away in North Naples. He said he organized hazmat, technical rescue and dive teams in Clermont and is a certi ed instructor. If the county should improve Immokalee Airport which he calls a "huge bene t" for the community the chief said the department will need air crash rescue capabilities. Although he said he never started that type of program from scratch before, he does have experience in the eld from his days working with the Navy. He also looks forward to replacing the temporary re station located in a mobile home in Ave Maria with a permanent station. He will need to preside over the design and construction of that site. In addition, he said the Carson Road station needs a complete remodeling or replacement. While at Clermont, he said he helped construct three new re stations and an admin building. He plans to search for CDBG and federal grants for the Carson Road station.IFD is responsible for covering a district of 234 square miles with a population of some 26,000. "I'm excited to be here," he said, adding that the prospect of facing these formidable challenges is one of reasons he came here. ChiefContinued From Page 1 Sunday they faced Margate from Broward in Region A and goals from Luis Cruz and AJ Hernandez gave the Cobras a 2-1 win. But it was goalkeeper Juan Carlos Munoz that saved the game with two outstanding saves in each of the halves. This championship was a team effort. From the rst round of play a month ago to the Championship of the state these boys have been outstanding. Under the guidance of Coach Martin Garza the team has not lost a game since August when the regular league games began. After having an undefeated season and an outstanding high school year the boys picked up again at Regional competition and went 7-0 to claim the title. This club started in 2008 and this has de nitely been its highest accomplishment. Over the years our teams in the different age groups have left lasting impressions in communities throughout southwest Florida. From their skill level to sportsmanship our kids are all champions. Immokalee should be very proud of their accomplishments on the soccer eld. We want to thank our biggest sponsors, The Immokalee Foundation and The One b y One Leadership Foundation for their continued support. Without their assistance none of this would have been possible. SoccerContinued From Page 1 Coach handbag can be purchased at Total Image Salan (ask for Yolanda) or contact Brielle at 239-405-0555 or Belen 239-8344054 email cupcakeegirls201@gmail.com. Tickets are $10 each and may also be purchased on the day of the event. Look for the tent with cupcakes! The drawing will be held at the Harvest Festival Saturday, April 13, at 8 p.m. The winner will be announced on stage. FestivalContinued From Page 1 by Maribel De ArmasWith FCAT testing picking up to full steam starting on Monday (April 15th), it's a good time to remind you mom and dad, grandma and grandpa, or any guardian of a couple of resources that can help you help your child succeed academically. These two resources are particularly helpful for families of students who are English Language Learners. The rst provides an opportunity each day to learn what the English Language Learners program is all about, and how to make the most of it for your child. It's a TV show you can watch full of the information you need and it's called Passport to America. The good news is that the information that's shared can be viewed and listened to in three languages: English, Spanish, and Creole. Topics cover just about every aspect of school life for students who are English Language Learners everything from reading for meaning, to getting ready for math, to expressing ideas in speech and writing, to many, many more. We've tried to make watching Passport to America as easy as possible, putting it on TV at 5:30 p.m. each day on The Education Channel, Comcast cable 99. If you have access to a computer with Internet, you can also catch "Webisodes" of Passport to America archived on our website at www.collierschools.com. Just click on The Education Channel icon on our home page, go to the green bar toward the top of the page and click on the "Videos on Demand" link, then the "Webisodes" link on the page and pick a topic of interest. The second tool I want to remind parents of is called InSync Education you may remember it by its original name, Parents K-12. This Web-based service helps bring parents and teachers together to support the academic success of our students. Using cutting-edge technology, InSync Education is bringing parent involvement into the 21st century, possibly reaching hundreds of parents who might otherwise have never been involved in their child's education. It's all research-based, and it ties in with standards that are aligned with core academic content in the areas of reading, math, science, and social studies/history. Each resource is available in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. While InSync Education will be helpful for all families, it will be an extremely valuable tool for our English Language Learners. Parents will need to use a student ID number to get into the program. Everything InSync Education has to offer is available on the Parents section of our website (www.collierschools. com/parents). You'll nd the InSync Education link under the "Resources for Parents" list on that page. So, whether it's on TV, or on a home or library computer, you can nd good resources to better understand what your child is learning in school and help them do the best they can. Just remember, even the simplest involvement can go a long way with your child. Students First


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 11, 2013 De ne yourself, your job and your futureby Matt KindermannDue to a recent opportunity, I am very saddened to report that this article will be my last, but I am grateful for being able to shed some light on employment related issues over the last two years. For this last article I thought we should look at possibly the most important characteristic in getting hired, and ways to ensure you create your own lasting value to an employer. Many people have personally experienced, or heard friends talk about, that ideal job where the skills, experience, and perks all aligned for one perfect opportunity. Then, mysteriously, the employer decides to hire someone else. What gives? Employers write job descriptions based on the skills and education required to do the job. Although, employers often hire for t, and train for skill. Fit, otherwise known as personality or character, cannot be described in a job order. Resume writing, applications, and interviewing is like dating. It looks like a good t at rst when everything is new, but after a while it just doesn't feel right. Job seekers have to approach job hunting as if they were on a series of rst dates. In fact, if you are in the market for a job, you have to be in " rst date mode" along each step in the process. Once you reach exclusivity, and are offered the job, you still have to prove that you are an asset. Each day at work, try to ask yourself "how can this be done better," or "what else can I do?" This is not a suggestion to take on additional responsibilities, but a call to discover different ways of doing things. For example, conduct an internet search for Dave Kerpen and read about his rst job working as a part time concession person on commission. His rst night at work he earned $15 selling 12 boxes of popcorn. The next night, he started doing a little dance and calling out "popcorn" in funny ways, doubling his sales. By the time he graduated college, he was selling 300 boxes of popcorn and earning about $500 a night! Think of your daily assignments as a honey-do list, and be aware of all those "little things" that add up to "big things" like leaving your area a mess, or not putting your supplies away when you are nished. You can ensure your lasting value, making you an indispensable asset, through creatively making your daily routine unique, fun to be around, and more pro table, just like Dave Kerpen; Dave is now CEO of Likeable Media, a New York Times bestselling author, motivational speaker, and contributor to major business periodicals such as Forbes, and Inc Magazine. For more career advice, stop by or call the Workforce of ce. Southwest Florida Works is the regional state workforce board for Hendry, Glades, Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties. For no-fee job search assistance or employer support, speak with an employment representative nearest you by going to www.sw works.org and click on "Locations." This will be the last Career Corner column. Matt Kindermann is no longer with the Workforce of ce. Matt Kindermann The third annual Immokalee Run and Ride for Literacy happens on Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14 at the Farm Worker V illage, 1800 Farm Worker Way. All proceeds go to The Family Literacy Academy of Immokalee, managed by Jump Start. The 5K run bene ts the Immokalee Family Literacy Academy managed by Jump Start. The run will start is at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, at the Farm Worker Village. Runners can register on the Immokalee Run & Ride for Literacy website at http://www. immokaleerunsandrides.com. Register on the day of the event for a $25 fee. There is also a one mile fun run for children and adults. Each pre-registered runner will receive a commemorative t-shirt as well as a homemade taco breakfast after the race. First, Second, and Third place awards will go to overall male and female nishers, plus top three nishers in each age group. Registration and check-in opens at 8 a.m. the day of the event. One hundred plus runners are expected to participate, up slightly from 86 in 2012. The 15-mile, 30-mile and/or the Metric Century Ride begins at 9:30, 9:00 and 8:00 a.m. respectively on Sunday, April 14, at the Farm Worker Village. The rides wind through Immokalee, Ave Maria, the Seminole Reservation and the surrounding countryside. Those wishing to participate can register on line at Immokalee Run & Ride for Literacy website or on the day of the event for a $30 fee. Each participant will receive a taco breakfast, lunch, SAG support along the routes, as well as an Immokalee Veggie Bag at the conclusion of the ride. Extra meal tickets are available for $5 each. Door prizes and raf es will also occur. Registration and check-in opens at 7 a.m. the day of the event. All riders must wear a CPSC approved helmet. Three hundred plus riders are expected to participate, up from 170 in 2012. Immokalee Run and Ride for Literacy


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 11, 2013 NAPLES, Fla. (April 2, 2013) – The Immokalee Foundation board members, mentors and staff, family members, friends and teachers recently gathered at Ave Maria University for the Take Stock in Children induction ceremony. Eleven middle school students took a pledge that will provide them with the opportunity that can impact their educational future. The students pledged to maintain academic and behavioral standards, remain drug and crime-free and meet regularly with their TIF mentor on the way to achieving a high school diploma. The reward for fullling that commitment will be a four-year scholarship to a Florida state college, university or vocational school. During the ceremony, parents and mentors also pledged their commitment to ensure the students are successful. The Immokalee Foundation operates the Take Stock in Children program in the north Collier County community. More than 100 community volunteers mentor students in Immokalee, but more are needed. Currently, TIF has 120 Take Stock scholarship students in middle and high school, 65 in college and eight have graduated from college. The Immokalee Foundation has a range of programs that focus on building pathways to success through college and vocational school, mentoring and tutoring, and opportunities for broadening experiences and life skills development. To learn more about TIF, call 239-430-9122 or visit www. immokaleefoundation.org. TIF welcomes 11 new students into Take Stock in Children Please bring in unused or expired prescriptions and over the counter medications Saturday, April 27, to the Collier County Sheriff’s Of ce, 112 First Street, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Remember: Lock up all medications and keep them away from children and teens; Don’t ush medication down the toilet it is a danger to our environment; Don’t bring needles or other “sharps” they cannot be accepted.Operacion descarte de medicinasSabado, April 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Evite que sus medicinas caigan en manos de los ninos y sean abusadas. Si: Traiga todo dipo de medicinas vencidas o las que no use y permitanos desecharlas de manera apropiada; Si: Penga todas sus medicinas en un lugar seguro para que sus hijos y nietos no tengan acceso a ellas; No: No descarte las medicinas en la basura ni las eche en el inodoro; No: No triaga agujas u otros objetos punzantes. No pueden ser aceptados. Operation Medicine Cabinet Submitted photoTop: New TIF students taking TSIC pledge. Left: Berenice Villanueva with TIF mentor Cynthia Janssen.


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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. Apartments 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 ApartmentsCORAL PINES APARTMENTS~ IMMOKALEE ~Apts. 601 to 613 Nassau St., 2BR, Central A/C, heat, carpet, verticals, laundry on premises. Convenient location in quiet residential area. $600 includes water/sewer/trash No Application Fee. Apply at 601 Nassau St. #4 Immokalee or Call 239-694-1951 Houses Rent Choice/WSI in Immokalee Now hiring night mechanic must have experience and tools for working on Heavy Duty Trucks and Equipment. Please come in and ll out application 120 w Jefferson Ave Immokalee Fla. 34142 Employment Full Time CAMP STAFFYear Round Jobs for Camp Staff in nearby Ochopee, FL. Drug / Background Screens / H. S. or GED are required. Please send resumes to bigcypress-bm@ amikids.org or call 239-695-1003 for more information. The Immokalee Child Care Center is looking for a MENTOR TEACHER to work with our early literacy program. Candidate must have experience in a VPK classroom. CDA required. Degree in early childhood education preferred. Email resume to: immokaleechild@aol.com 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. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Employment Full Time TEACHERThe Guadalupe Center currently has teacher positions open. Teachers at the Guadalupe Center will provide a safe, nurturing and affectionate environment in which developmentally appropriate practices are employed. Students will be actively engaged in instructional activities that relate to the adopted curriculum. Teachers will ensure that communication with parents and colleagues is conducted in a professional manner. Student assessment will be an integral component and the basis for instructional decisions. These are full time positions with bene ts. Minimum Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent Experience working with toddlers. CDA preferred. DCF 45 hour training mandatory. Please submit resumes to: hr@guadalupe center.org or stop by the Guadalupe Center at 509 Hope Circle to ll out an application. Questions can be directed to 657-7131GUADALUPE CENTER IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DRUG FREE WORKPLACE Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Employment Full Time There’s Healthcare… Then there’s Healthcare with Hope Join our impassioned, award-winning team in a role that is more than a job it is a calling. Be challenged and inspired as you contribute to an organization nationally recognized for its dedication to comforting care. Clinical Manager Chaplain RN Opportunities Inpatient, home visits, admissions Social Service Counselor MSW PRN multiple positions and locations Apply online:careers@ hopehcs.org Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V Drug Free How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. 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 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Houses RentLEHIGH Duplex, 3br./2ba. Mirror Lakes area. Near SR 82. Lawn care incld. ex cond., carport $650 mo. plus sec. 239-369-9567. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads NOTICE OF MEETING There will be a Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners for the Immokalee Water & Sewer District on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 3:30 P.M. at the of ce of the Immokalee Water & Sewer District, located at 1020 Sanitation Rd, Immokalee, FL 34142. REGULAR MEETING AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Preliminaries A. Pledge of Allegiance B. Roll Call C. Adoption of Agenda D. Employee Recognition 1. MarchTBA E. Public Concerns F. Staff Good Cause Items G. Board Concerns H. Old Business I. New Business 3. Consent Agenda A. Adoption of Minutes 1. March 20, 2013 Regular Meeting B. Civil Rights Compliance Report C. March Budget Review D. Fixed Assets Acquisitions-Disposals E. Various Reports F. USDA Reporting for Stimulus Money G. Project Change Orders H. Engineer’s Report Greeley and Hansen I. Director’s Report 4. Action Agenda 5. Discussion Agenda A. Attorney’s Report 6. Other Public Interests 7. AdjournmentSPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: If you require special aid or services as addressed in the American Disabilities Act, please contact the District of ce at (239) 658-3630, no less than ve (5) days prior to the above stated workshop date. 440668 IB 4/11/2013 Public Notice 6 Immokalee Bulletin April 11, 2013


Pastor’s bene tYard sale April 20, starting at 8 a.m. Rib and Chicken Dinners will be sold @ 10:30 till ?. Gospel Sing at noon. Come to 801N 15th street, Immokalee, between Immokalee Inn & AutoZone. If sending in donation please mail to: April Bex Sanchez, 1346 Dupree Rd., Immokalee, Fl 34142 or call 239-657-7866 or 239-842-1805 or call 239-657-7866 or 239842-1805. Donations greatly appreciated.Sun Life accepting applications for grantsSun Life Financial is accepting Sun Life Rising Star Award grant applications from nonpro t organizations in the South Florida area that advocate for youth from underserved communities. Sun Life will award four winning organizations with a $50,000 grant, who will each nominate an exemplary student to receive a $5,000 Sun Life Rising Star scholarship tow ards nancing a college education. The Sun Life Rising Star Awards program, now in its fourth year, provides nancial resources to students and nonpro t organizations in large urban school districts that are committed to encouraging under-served y outh to continue their education as a means to achieve life-long nancial wellness. The Sun Life Rising Star Awards program is the educational cornerstone program of the Miami Dolphins Foundation. Organizations w hich have 501(c) (3) tax-exempt status, promote skills that directly translate to educational success in high school to students under the age of 21 and are aligned with a secondary or post-secondary educational institution. Applications are due by June 7, and are available now at sunliferisingstar.com. Contact Keith Gainsboro, elevate, 617-895-7905, kgainsboro@elevatecom.com. 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.Students Summer ProgramsProviders 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 w ith 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.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 you 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: Angela 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 Southwest 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.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 spea k 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 cienc y judgments; pre-foreclosure issues; and tax liens. Staff is available Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Appointments are also available b y 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. Business & Service Directory AUCTION1988 Buick1G4HR54C9JH4538031997 Chevy2G1FP22K2V2128495 Time for a new car? 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Parents of the Immokalee Little League, or the people in our community 16 years and older that would like to be involved in giving back to the community. We are currently seeking Umpires for the Immokalee Little league. You don’t have to be a professional, y ou can be male or female, you just have to be someone that is willing to learn what umpiring is all about. We will have Umpires that have been certi ed who will be teaching the class. Come on out and make a difference in your community. If you are interested in learning to become an Umpire please give us a call at this number to set up a date for an Umpire clinic. Come out and support. William Trevino 239-324-3072, Juan Garcia 239-628-2549, Hector Ramos 239-564-9645. All Stars We would like to host the All Stars in June for the town of Immokalee and we cannot do it without your support. We will be needing volunteers for the Concession Stand, Pitch Count and Scorekeeping, If any body is interested please give us a call at the numbers provided. William Trevino 239-324-3072, Elsa Zamora 239-776-4958, Hector Ramos 239-564-9645, Juan Garcia Jr. 239-628-2549. Please come out and support our youth, These same children will be representing our town of Immokalee in the future, and we need the community to come out and support our children. Our Little League Concession Stand will be open for these events, come out and support. Schedule of Games Little League Field T-BALL 5:30 6:30 Monday-Thursday MINOR Baseball 6:30 ? Monday-Thursday MINOR Softball 6:30 ? Tuesday-Friday MAJOR Baseball 6:30 ? Tuesday-Friday MAJOR Softball Call for information High School Baseball and Softball eld Senior Baseball: Call for information Senior Softball: Call for information. 8 Immokalee Bulletin April 11, 2013 Submitted photo/ Jerri Lynn MerrittHarvest Festival beautiesPut on your poodle skirts and blue suede shoes and return to the 1950s at the Harvest Festival Queen Pageant, Friday, April 12, 7 p.m. at the Immokalee High School auditorium. There are six young ladies competing for Junior Queen and four ladies vying for Harvest Festival Queen. Little Mr. and Miss Tomato will also be crowned. Plus there will be a lot of great entertainment. Come out and support the constestants. Camp Collier is offered Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., between J une 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 more information contact Collier County Parks & Recreation at 239-252-4000 or visit www.collierparks. com. Register for summer camp Information for Immokalee’s Little League players