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xxxday, xxx xx, 20xx V ol. xx No. xxx See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Seminole Casino Immokale e will bring its 2nd Annual Balloons Over Paradise Festival to the Seminole Tribe Youth Ranch on April 20-21, starting at 5:30 a.m. daily. This celebration of ight will feature more than 50 custom hot ai r balloons and plenty of fun for th e whole family including tethered balloon rides, live music, children's activities, gator wrestling, pony rides, carnival games, ar t showcase, food vendors, sho w and stunt kites, classic car show, demonstrations by agility dogs and more. Admission is free to the allages festival. The Seminole Trib e Youth Ranch is located at 1195 S R 29 in Immokalee. The colorful balloons will kic k off each morning with an illuminated light show to orchestral music. Festival-goers will be able to walk among the balloons as the y in ate for a mass ascension into the sky. Specialty balloons includ e "Ella Phant," "Miss Daisy," "Suga r Bear," "Sunny Boy," "Old McDonald's Farm," "Spunky" (the ying skunk) and "Planet Earth." "Last year's Balloons Over Paradise Festival had over 18,000 attendees, and we're thrilled to bring this entertainment-packed weekend back to Southwest Florida," said Jim Gibson, director of marketing at Seminole Casino Immokalee. "There's something for everyone, Casino bringing balloons back Submitted photo/ Jerri Lynn MerrittThe 2013 Harvest Queen and court, pictured from left: Kathy Romero, Jaqueline Villa, Harvest Festival Queen Maleighna Cade and First Runner Up Carica Astrel. Maleighna won the most talented trophy with her classical and jazz number to “Carmen Fantasie” by German Classical Violinist David Garrett. Submitted photo/ Jerri Lynn MerrittThe 2013 Harvest Festival Jr. Queen & Her Court, pictured from left: Cartaya Billie, Tania De Santiago, First Runner Up and Talent Winner Elizabeth Hamman, Jr. Queen Jaylen Carroll, Josselyn Solorzano and Jennifer Villa. 2013 Harvest Festivalby Jerri Lynn MerrittThe 2013 Harvest Festival Queen and Junior Queen Pageant took the audience back to the fun lled era of the 1950s. Audience members were treated to an array of fun 50s music throughout the evening, beginning with the contestants' opening number to Rock Around The Clock. Linda Ayer and Cristina Perez kept everything rocking along smoothly as the MC's of the evening with DJ Bad Boy Entertainment. After the opening was the highly anticipated crowning of Little Mr. and Miss Tomato. The 2013. Little Mr. Tomato is Abraham Romero and Little Miss Tomato is Saidee Rincon. A very special guest, Miss Florida US International Alayna Jones, came home to Immokalee to participate in the festivities and help with the crowning. The contestants' rst competition was the 50s costume competition. The six Junior Queen contestants were rst to compete followed by the four queen contestants. The young ladies were quite creative in their costumes it was like a 50s fashion show from poodle skirts, pink ladies, greasers, soda fountain girls and the elegance of the era as well. It was worth 30 percent of the contestant's score. After the costume competition the reigning Junior Queen Azariah Howard entertained the audience with her upbeat tap routine to "Rockin' at the House of Mickey". Other guest performers were The reigning Swamp Cabbage Festival Princess Cassidy Pascher and Swamp Cabbage GOOD TIME HAD BY AT IMMOKALEES Thursday, April 18, 2013 V ol. 46 No. 16 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads 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. On Saturday, April 20, Lipman, in partnership with Paci c Tomato Growers, will host the 2013 Homerun Harvest to raise funds to purchase school supplies and backpacks for the children of Immokalee. The free event includes a charity softball tournament and children's activities like face painting, a bounce house, games and arts and crafts. Food and drink tents will provide refreshments. Come to 321 N. 1st St., Immokalee Saturday, April 20, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.About Lipman Based in Immokalee, Fla., Lipman is the largest eld open tomato grower in North America, providing dependable year-round fresh produce through an integrated network of research & development, farming, processing, and repacking. Farms in Florida, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, California and Mexico totaling tens of thousands of acres allow Lipman to grow and ship fresh produce 365 days a year. For more information, visit www.LipmanProduce.com. Homerun Harvest SaturdaySee Harvest — Page 2See Balloons — Page 2

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2 Immokalee Bulletin April 18, 2013 To Reach UsMailing Address: P.O. Box 518 LaBelle, FL 33975 Physical Address: 22 Ft. Thompson Ave. Website: www.newszap.com/immokaleeTo Submit NewsThe Immokalee Bulletin welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, story ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (239) 657-6000 to reach our newsroom. The deadline for all news items is 11 a.m. on Monday prior to the following Thursdays publication. E-Mail: ibnews@newszap.comTo Place a Display AdPhone: (239) 657-6000 day for the following Thursdays publication E-mail: cbadsales@newszap.comBilling DepartmentE-mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Place a Classi“ed AdCall 1 -877 353-2424 to place it from home or go to www.newszap.comFor SubscriptionsPhone: 1-800-282-8586 Visit circulation.newszap.com or email readerservices@newszap.com.StaffNews Editor: Patty Brant Advertising Services: Dale Conyers Advertising Services: Barbara Calfee Executive Editor: Katrina Elsken Publisher: Tom ByrdOur PurposeƒThe Caloosa Belle is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on pro“t margins below industrystandards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledgeƒ To operate this newspaper as a public trust and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. their own intelligent decisions about public issues. purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. the prominence it deserves. compassion. and for the rst time, we're offering tethered balloon rides." Headlining this year's festival on Saturday, April 20, is rocker Eddie Money who w ill 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 charttopper. 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 Div ided by Love." Event attendees will delight in seeing hot air balloons engage in games throughout the weekend. In the hare and hound competition, one balloon takes off rst and is the hare balloon. The other balloons are called the hounds, and they will launch a predetermined time after the hare. The hare will land and lay out a large fabric X, about 50 feet in diameter. The hare will then radio the coordinates to the hounds. The hound balloons w ill attempt to drop their markers as close to the center of the X as possible. The closest marker achieves the highest score. The rst place prize is $500, second place is $300 and third place is $200. Children will join in on the fun with pony rides, hay rides, storytelling, bounce houses and a climbing wall. Food vendors will be on hand with Amish donuts, kettle corn, crepes, hamburgers, hot dogs and sausage. Attendees will also enjoy funnel cakes, cotton candy and other treats. The 2nd Annual Balloons Over Paradise Festival schedule is as follows: Saturday, April 20 At Seminole Tribe Youth Ranch 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. DJ Tommy Tunes 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 11:30 a.m. Indigie Femme Band 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) Noon to 1:30 p.m. Grayson Rogers Band 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. DVS *At Seminole Casino Immokalee 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. TPTS in concert 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. motorcycle rally 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. A200 in concert 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Eddie Money in concert 7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. balloon glow Sunday, April 21 At Seminole Tribe Youth Ranch 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. DJ Tommy Tunes 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 11:30 a.m. Indigie Femme Band 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hot Rod 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) Noon to 1:30 p.m. Grayson Rogers Band 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. DVS *At Seminole Casino Immokalee 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Gypsy Lane in concert 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. motorcycle rally 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Buckinghams in concert 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Grass Roots in concert 7:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. balloon glow Parking is free at Seminole Casino Immokalee. Tethered balloon rides (weather permitting) are $15. Pets and coolers are not permitted. For more information on the 2nd Annual Balloons Over Paradise Festival, visit www. seminolecasinoevents.com. BalloonsContinued From Page 1 Festival First Runner up Ashley Curry. Everyone was thrilled with this year's talent competition. The young ladies really shined as they performed their talents for the judges and audience. Cartaya Billie, daughter of Pete and Vanessa Aguilar, was just lovely as she walked onto the stage in her full Seminole Attire and recited the Seminole Pledge. Elizabeth Hammon sang "Turning The Tables," which earned her the Most Talented Award for the Junior Queen Pageant. She is in the 9th grade at Immokalee High School and is the daughter of Francis Samba. She is also the First Runner up to the new Junior Queen Jaylon Carroll whose monologue "Operator Neverland 911" had the audience in stitches! She is the daughter of Norma and James Carroll and in the 8th grade at Immokalee Middle School where she is active in the BETA Club. Jennifer Villa is an 8th grader at IMS and loves swimming and singing, she chose the song "Happy" to perform for the talent presentation. Tania De Santiago recited a poem she had written from personal experiences and Josselyn Solarzano danced to one of her favorite songs, Cowboy Casanova. Not to be outdone by their younger counterparts, the Queen contestants turned up the heat with Carica Astrel's terri c ag and dance routine to Michael Jackson's "Rock with You and Thriller." Carica is also the First Runner up this year! She said, "My goal in life is to encourage young females to be the best that they can be and to strive for success. This competition means more to me than a crown and sash. It's me reaching out to the underdogs." She is a Junior at Immokalee High School and the daughter of Olive Elie and Sonch Astrel. Kathy Romero slowed it down a bit as she played her acoustic guitar and sang "Autumn Leaves" by Nat King Cole. She is a Senior at Immokalee High School, where she is active in Color Guard and has a 3.5 GPA. Jaqueline Villa performed "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong. She is a senior at Beacon High School and loves writing, swimming and singing. Maleighna Cade, daughter of Pete and Julie Cade, performed a classical jazz routine to "Carmen Fantasie" by violinist David Garrett. Her performance earned her the top talent award and she is the reigning 2013 Harvest Festival Queen. She is a junior at Immokalee High School, where she maintains a 4.0 GPA, is active in BETA Club and is a dancer with Ave Maria Dance Company. Maleighna volunteers her time with the American Heart Association, Kiwanis Club and the annual Thanksgiving Feast held annually here in Immokalee. This lifelong resident is proud to be your reigning Queen and vows to represent her community positivel y and with dignity. See more pictures from the 2013 Harvest Festival at http:// orida.newszap.com/immokalee / HarvestContinued From Page 1 Submitted photos/ Rick HeersThe beautifual Clydsedale horses made an appearance in the Harvest Festival Parade.

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2013 Harvest Festival PageantI would like to thank the following indiv iduals that made the 2013 Harvest Festival Pageant such a success this year. Our beautiful ‘50s themed decorations were made by A manda Williams with assistance from her husband, Gerald Williams. Thanks to ITECH for the use of their equipment and space to make them. Our choreography for opening number was done by Sherrie Siers. JR Perez of BadBoy Entertainment handled the sound. Everett Loukonen took care of lighting. Our stagehands were courtesy of the Beta Club and were assisted by Edgar Valle. The IHS Security Club handled crowd control. Thanks to Immokalee High School for use of the auditorium. Yurida Rojas of A Plus Photography was our photographer. Jerri Lynn Merritt, Swamp Cabbage Pageant Director, also photographed the Queens and their Courts for the Bulletin. The vegetables and fruit for the judges and accountants’ gift baskets were donated by Gary Nunez. They are always thrilled to get Immokalee’s nest produce. The beautiful oral bouquets were donated by Bernadette and Benny Starling of B-Hive Flowers and Gifts. Bernadette is a past Harvest Festiv al Queen (1967) and I want to give special appreciation to the B-Hive as they have donated the owers for the pageant for the last three years. The guest entertainment was provided by 2013 Swamp Cabbage Princess Cassidy Pascher and 2013 First Runnerup Swamp Cabbage Queen Ashley Curry. Guest visiting Queen, the 2013 Miss Florida US International Alayna Jones, assisted with the Little Mr. and Miss Tomato awards and the Harvest Festival Pageant crowning. A big thank you to our ve outstanding judges for the evening. Cindy Miller, Mallory Allen and Nicholas Tanner, all from LaBelle; Elizabeth Starkweather from Naples and Angel Terry Jones who came all the way from Gainesville. Our two accountants were Sam Gongora from First Bank of Clewiston, LaBelle Branch; and Josh Hajek from Cohen & Grigsby Law Firm in Naples. Thank you also to our two “dressers” that assisted the girls backstage with lineup, repairing dresses and settling nerves. They were Christine Caro and Rachael Loukonen, also from Cohen & Grigsby in Naples. A very heartfelt thank you to Azariah Howard, our 2012 Junior Queen for being at every practice, helping teach the girls the opening number and assisting on stage at the pageant. Thanks to Reggie and Sharon Howard for raising such a wonderful daughter! Thank you to all the businesses and individuals that sponsored our contestants. Since it would take several pages to list all of the responsibilities and work that was done by the pageant committee that goes into putting on a pageant of this calibre I will just have to say thank you to our committee members for everything that has to be done that no one ever knows about! Thank you, Linda Ayer, Mariela Romero and Cristina Perez. Finally, a huge thank you to our audience of parents, relatives and friends. You all were so enthusiastic and courteous to all of the contestants, and the signs that you made to support your own contestant were wonderful and so much fun! It is not easy to get up in front of an audience and you were such a help to the girls con dence. Thanks for a job well done! Joanne Loukonen Harvest Festival Pageant Committee 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 infoANNOUNCING We have opened a new location in LaBelle to better serve the Immokalee and Hendry county area. We are a comprehensive Orthopedic and Podiatry of“ce that treats orthopedic needs of the hips, knees, shoulders, ankles and all the joints in between. We treat fractures, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, carpal tunnel, sports medicine injuries, work related injuries, wound care of the foot and ankle, diabetic foot care, and any other general orthopedic and podiatric health problems.Institute for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine David Heligman MD Robert Andrew Follweiler, DO Jeffrey Kleiman DPM florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! Partners in the Way to Happiness Foundation and a Drug Free World. Free pamphlets available. 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If you are currently receiving services based on income eligibility, and may have older siblings that were never enrolled, please contact our of ces. After school and summer assistance may be available if you qualify. If you have a child currently enrolled in VPK and if you are enrolling for Summer or Fall VPK, you may also apply to the wait list to prequalify. Contact Information: Glades, Hendry, Lee counties, 239-935-6100; Collier, 239213-1137. Enroll now for school readiness program

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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 5 Immokalee Bulletin A pril 18, 2013 By Maribel De ArmasDo you nd yourself thinking about a future with a career you are passionate about, not just a job you go to day in and day out? Maybe you want to reinvent yourself and pursue a new career. Or, are you a soon-to-be high school graduate ready for the next step in your education? If you nd yourself nodding "yes" for any of these scenarios, I have a challenge for you. Ready? I challenge you to nd your passion and do something about making it a part of who you are take your future into your own hands. There are many ways to do this, but post-secondary education is usually the rst step in taking on this challenge. Several options are available here in Collier County and one is right in Immokalee's backyard at the Immokalee Technical Center, warmly known as iTECH. With a mission to provide rigorous and relevant real-world educational experiences using both traditional and distance learning models in order to qualify students for employment and career advancement, iTECH has career education certi cate programs that can make your passions your future. You have more than 15 certi cate programs to choose from, ranging from accounting to legal or medical administration, cybersecurity technology to medical billing and coding, nursing to automotive service technology, culinary arts to cosmetology, and so many others in between. You can get a full list and detailed descriptions by visiting www.itech. edu. I hope you're getting excited about my challenge and that you're still nodding your head. If you are, then you'll like this next part. It just so happens that iTECH has a special week coming up that will make taking on my challenge just a little bit easier. They are calling it "Free Application Week." During the week of May 6th through 10th, iTECH is waiving their application/testing fee. This means that if you submit your application and take the required TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) during that week, you won't have to worry about the usual $30 fee. But, you have to schedule your testing appointment soon because space is limited. You'll have to rst visit www.itech. edu to download and complete the iTECH application, then call the school (377-9900) to schedule an appointment to take the TABE. And now you are probably wondering what I'm talking about when I refer to the TABE. You see, our state's Department of Education requires students enrolling in post-secondary education vocational certi cate programs to take an academic skills test such as the TABE. It's a standardized test to assess your mastery of basic skills in reading, math, and language. If you already have an associate's or bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college, or recent ACT/SAT / PERT scores that meet the required levels, you are good to go and won't have to take the TABE. But, if you do need to take this test, iTECH has a study guide right on their website that will help you prepare. So, challenge accepted? I hope you are still nodding "yes." Participating in iTECH's "Free Application Week" will get you well on your way to enrolling in a program that starts in the fall (or even the summer if you are interested in the cybersecurity or computer systems technology program). So, make that call to iTECH today and take the rst step to a new career. Students First Submitted photos/ Manny TouronNewest Soccer Pit Cobras!These U10 are boys playing in the Southwest Florida Spring Season. Top row from left: Adrian Gonzalez, Elvis Velazquez, Omar Velazquez, Osbaldo Encarnacion, Eduardo Garcia, Eladio Soto. Bottm row from left; Angel Velazco, Aurelio Gonzalez. Also in the top row: Coach PJ Gonzalez (left) and Coach Jose Hernandez.

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Business & Service Directory AUCTION1998 Dodge2B6HB11Y9WK1616132001 Ford1FT2X17271NB459282006 SuziJS1GT76AX62103206 Time for a new car? Check out this auction onApril 29, 2013 at 9amKeiths Towing (239) 657-5741 ROOFING Metal Roofs Re-Roofs Roof Repairs Seamless Gutters Soffit & Fascia Free Estimates Lic# CCC037019 981 Cowboy Circle Office (863)675-7045 Fax (863)612-1158 Lic#CCC1325950 Of“ce: (863) 675-704 5 1050 Commerce Dr. Suite B. Fax (863) 612-1158 CORAL 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 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. HOUSE CLEANING Experienced house cleaners attention to detail, highly motivated, energetic self starter for a fast pace job. Leave message at 239-353-0557. Now accepting applications. Seeking licensed Stylist or Barbers. Dependable & responsible. Pay is by commission only. 239-503-0964 T he 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 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of 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. 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. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Apartments Apartments Public Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING On Thursday April 25, 2013 a public hearing will be held at 12:00 noon at the Immokalee Seminole Reservation Administrative Building, 295 Stockade Road, Immokalee, Florida for the purpose of discussing an application for federal funds to provide supplementary educational services to Indian children. The program is administered by Collier County Public Schools. All Seminole families and the general public are invited to attend. For additional information contact Victoria Soto, at (239) 867-5303 or Maria Longa, Director of Federal and State Grants, at (239) 377-0583. 440928 IB 4/18/2013 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 6 Immokalee Bulletin April 18, 2013 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Apartments Apartments READING A NEWSPAPER...makes you a more informed and interesting person. No wonder readers are more successful!

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Entrepreneuial Day The House of Prayer at 401 S 2nd Street Immokalee is holding a multi-family yard sale on Saturday, April 20, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be many items for sale. Come shop and support our local residents in their efforts to earn cash. A portion of the proceeds will bene t our outreach ministry. For more information or to setup a table, call 239-826-7073. Apply to iTECH freeGet started with Fall Enrollment at iTECH. Schedule your TABE testing appointment now for the week of May 6 through May 10. Limited space available. Act now. Save $30. Testing times: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.; Monday and Wednesday 6 p.m. only; Monday-Thursday 2:30 p.m. Download the TABE Study Guide at http://www.itech.edu. Study for the TABE! Call iTECH for more information at 377-9900.Breastfeeding mothers groupLearn about the many bene ts of beastfeeding, get advice and tips, speak with breastfeeding peer counselors Myda and Noemi, meet and share experiences with other breastfeeding mothers. Pregnant women welcome. Come to the Collier County Department of Health Room 133 every Tuesday from 10-11:30 a.m. For additional information call 239-252-7347 or 239-252-7312.Pastor’s bene tWe are having a bene t for Pastor John Bex at New Testament Church in Immokalee on April 20. The church is located between Immokalee Inn and AutoZone, 801 N. 15th Street. We are selling rib, chicken and pulled pork dinners starting at 10:30 a.m, Yard sale starts at 8 a.m. and gospel sing at noon. We can deliver dinners in the Immokalee area if needed. Come by and purchase some great food. If you want to send in donation make check payable to John Bex and send to April Bex Sanchez at 1346 Dupree Rd. Immokalee. Call April Sanchez at 239-842-1805 or 239-657-7866 for any question or to place orders. All donations greatly appreciatedSun 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 under-served 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 towards 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 youth 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 which 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 Keith Gainsboro, Elevate, 617-895-7905, kgainsboro@ elevatecom.com.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 Street, 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 propert y 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 239658-3318. Clase.graatis.AMU 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.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 b y 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-of-school-time settings. The ne w 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 Florid a 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 18, 2013 Network Administrator IIResponsible for the maintenance, monitoring and troubleshooting the network along with supporting rewalls and other network devices Requirements:• Experience in all areas of local and wide area network management and administration including system con guration, setup, troubleshooting, planning, design, implementation, and end user support; experience installing and supporting Microsoft server technologies;experience supporting telecommunications equipment.• OSI model, STP, VLAN, DTP, Wireless 802.11 a,b,g,n• OSPF, EIGRP, PIM• LACP, VMware, VRRP, HSRP• GLBP, MPLS, VPLS and BGP Certi cations preferred: CCNA, CCNA Voice, and NET+ Platform experience preferred: Con guration and installation of Cisco Systems routers, switches, wireless and services. Con guration and support of CUCM and CSACS, Mikrotik, Ubiquiti, AAA, TACACS United States Sugar Corporation is one of America’s largest diversi ed, privately-held Agribusiness rms and is headquartered in Clewiston, Florida. In addition to growing, milling and re ning cane sugar, U.S. Sugar owns a short line railroad and its Southern Gardens subsidiary is one of Florida’s foremost producers and processors of oranges and orange juice products. Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Employment Full Time Community Briefs

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8 Immokalee Bulletin April 18, 2013 The Spring Training home of the Boston Red Sox recently was the site of once-in-alife opportunities for nine Immokalee High School students and two Florida Gulf Coast University students who job-shadowed Red Sox staff as well as participated in game day activities plus 43 students who attended the game. The Immokalee Foundation students, w ith a mission to inspire the underserved y outh of Immokalee through education, participated in game preparations and game activities. The experience allowed them to see for themselves what is involved in making a professional baseball game happen. “It is critical for these young people to have opportunities to witness a variety of jobs that will be available to them when they complete their education,” said Liz Allbritten, TIF executive director. “This experience illustrated that baseball is much more than players and coaches.” Upon arriving at the park, ve TIF students partnered with Red Sox personnel prior to the game to learn the business of baseball. Participating with Boston Red Sox interns, Regine Francois assisted with event management and Daniel Hernandez w orked with community relations. Both w ere amazed at all the jobs that exist behind the scenes. “Baseball is not just players and coaches,” Francois said. “I never imagined how everything comes together to make the game happen.” Hernandez, a junior at FGCU, noted that “if not for The Immokalee Foundation, I w ould have never had the chance to learn of all the job opportunities.” Junette Desrosier learned the importance of corporate partnerships and watched the game from the control room. Marco Hernandez participated in stadium operations and transportation. Migdalia Pena was responsible for administrative duties and assisting environmental volunteers. As game time approached, six TIF students warmed up to be on the eld. Immokalee High School senior Olivia Tercero-Rafael rocked the park with her traditional rendition of the national anthem. Manson Vilsaint was joined by Lee County Commissioners Cecil Pendergrass and Larry Kiker on the pitcher’s mound, to throw out the rst pitch. Christopher Oriz started the game when he emphatically declared, “Play Ball.” Once the game began, bat girl and boys, Monique Williams, Eduardo Sanchez and Jean Baptiste were on the eld for nine innings retrieving equipment for the Red Sox and visiting Pittsburgh Pirates. The unforgettable experience was made possible with proceeds from last November’s Charity Classic Celebration Fund A Dream auction. During TIF’s fundraiser, guests made dreams come true for the children of Immokalee by bidding on packages that offered very speci c opportunities to change a child’s life for the better. This da y at the ballpark was one of the many life, educational and career experiences thanks to the generosity of TIF donors. The 2013 Charity Classic Celebration is slated for Saturday, Nov. 16 at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, the beach resort. 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, volunteering as a mentor or for additional information, call 239-430-9122 or visit www.immokaleefoundation.org. Students learn the work behind playing ball with the Red Sox Submitted photosSalvador Preciado with Joe and Dee Zednik. Submitted photosQuentin Ybarra and Migdalia Pena.