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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 (Naples, Fla) – A win for Collier County and Fletcher Flying Service, Inc. with Steve Fletcher ling a notice with the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Court that he is dropping his civil suit, with prejudice, against Collier County Airport Authority Executive Director Chris Curry and Immokalee Airport General Manager Tom Vergo. Fletcher led a civil suit claiming Curry and Vergo harassed his company by ling targeted complaints about his operations with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Fletcher credits his change of heart to open communication w ith Commissioner Tom Henning, District 3. Commissioner Henning is working on behalf of the Board of County Commissioners to resolve outstanding lease negotiations between the Airport Authority and Fletcher Flying Service. “We’ve done this as a good faith gesture since Commissioner Henning and the Board of County Commissioners are working with us in a positive atmosphere to acCivil suit dismissed by Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin Cancer is a word heard way too much these days. Everybody has a friend or family member ghting the disease, or has fought it themselves. In addition to the exhausting physical and emotional struggle, there are many skirmishes along the way. Ana Maria McCawley understands this very well. As a breast cancer survivor herself, she found a friend that can offer much help to patient and caregiver. The American Cancer Society has many programs that can provide assistance to cancer victims when they can’t nd it anywhere else. Ana Maria the Area trainer and Coordinator for Collier County for the Reach to Recovery program in Immokalee, with a Resource Center at 550 New Market Road. The center is a hub for the public to learn about ACS programs and hook up with services and guidance. Ana Maria McCauwley is coordinator of the Reach to Recovery Project. Cancer patients are invited to come to th center for wigs, prosthetics, scarves and pillows small items that can make a big difference in their state of mind. When it feels like the cancer is taking over your life, the little boost these things provide can boost your self con dence and your attitude. Ana Maria knows Support for local cancer patients Thursday, May 9, 2013 V ol. 46 No. 19 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads by Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin Immokalee’s own Pete Salazar just keeps getting better. On May 1 people gathered from Immokalee and beyond to recognize another rst for him. Salazar Machine and Steel, Inc., located at USDA-CCAA Manufacturing Facility, the core business at Immokalee Airport, continues to prosper and even excel. This time, Pete has come up with a new harvesting machine, ve years in development. This huge machine is the rst of its kind in the world and can improve ef ciency in the elds by over 30 percent, Pickers will still move up and down rows of vegetables, walking in front of this huge vehicle and on two sides. But, instead of having to carry the basket to a station to dump it, they simply carry it a few feet to one of six stations Pete’s new machine. A conveyor belt whisks the vegetables up and into another receptacle, shaking off dirt and debris as it goes. The picker then swipes their ID card to get credit for the bucket. The process is not only faster, but easier on the workers. Cutting down on the long walks to a central receptacle, saves time and energy for the worker, who then has the energy to work longer and pick more. The farmer gets more vegetables picked, with less left in the eld, and the worker’s hot, exhausting job is not only easier, it reduces fatigue and allows the worker to increase his wages. With immigration laws creating a shortage of workers, this machine improves the ef ciency of each picker. According to Salazar’s Director of Operations David Turrubiartez, for some workers that average can increase from 150 buckets per day to 200. That means more money for the farmer and more money for the pickers. World rst at Immokalee Airport Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantPete Salazar’s new machinery is creating ripples throughout the world of agriculture. It was unveiled last week at ceremonies at Immokalee Airport. Immokalee Bulletin/ Patty BrantAna Maria McCawley See Suit — Page 2 See First — Page 2 See Cancer — Page 2


2 Immokalee Bulletin May 9, 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. David said all Salazar employees take pride in their job. He said the pickers who are already familiar with this machine, love it. He added that safety is a big factor in this machine as well. There is a safety shut off and the driver has 360 degree visibility. Interest is high in this newly patented machine and it can be custom built only by Salazar’s Machine and Steel in Immokalee and in their LaBelle facility. This machine has also been created with an eye for minimum maintenance. Working parts, including the engine and generator, may simply be popped out for replacement as necessary. The machine is expected to pay for itself in short order. The only machine of its kind in the world, it is already harvesting this week. A USDA $495,000 grant helped bring this huge innovative machine to fruition. USDA has also helped fund Immokalee incubator at the airport the very incubator where Salazar’s Machine and Steel began to really expand. Among the dignitaries who came to take part in the of cial introduction of Salazar’s creation to the world, Airport Authority Director Chris Curry welcomed USDA Area Director Mike Botelho, Collier County Commissioners Donna Fiala and Tom Henning and Immokalee Chamber of Commerce President Bernardo Barnhart. Mr. Botelho told the group that a Rural Development grant funded one-third of the cost of developing this new, exible building; the county economic development put in two-thirds. He said USDA has been involved heavily in Immokalee’s airport, with $1.31 million in grants to small emerging businesses and helping to build the incubator building. It’s been a “good investment,” he noted. He added that USDA has put the most federal money in Immokalee, including $9.2 million for the housing authority with 1,100 multi-family housing units. Mr. Curry said he was “excited” at opening this, the second new facility at Immokalee Airport in one year. Turbo Services, which tests jet engines, is right next door. Commissioner Henning said that Collier County needs to grow its own businesses rst, before bringing in outsiders. “Innovation put Immokalee on the map,” he said. Commissioner Fiala noted that Pete has created something nobody else ever heard of “I’m so proud of you.” For Chamber President Barnhart’s part, he simply said that Pete is an “inspiration for a lot of us.” Fred Thomas thanked the USDA for its assistance over the years and noted that Pete still has two pending patents. He compared Pete to great American inventors like Franklin and Edison. “This is a magnet industry,” Mr. Thomas said, a good industry to use as a base. He gave a quick history of Immokalee Airport, saying it was begun during WWII when a halfway point was needed between Homestead and McDill bases. He then presented Pete with a photo of an original WWII bomber at the airport. Collier County EDC’s Bruce Register simply noted the strong foundation of entrepreneurship and the collaboration the airport authority, USDA, Collier County and the State of Florida. To Pete Salazar he said, “I salute you.” For Pete himself, he wanted to make sure he acknowledged the other people whose input helped him take this new step most importantly his wife, Linda. In 1995 he said he was working out his truck . then he was excited with a 2,000 square foot facility at the airport. He has increased his company from six employees to 15. Now, he’s in a new building with a second facility in LaBelle, and has unveiled an innovative machine that can have a major impact on agriculture throughout the world. “We do this for our customers,” he said, “for the community” and offered his gratitude for the support. He promised to continue to create things, helping make the community strong. “It’s not about me, it’s about the community,” he said. He noted that this machine will “give an edge” to the American grower and can increase workers’ wages by $3 per hour. Those at the May 1 unveiling felt this innovation will show what this county, this community has to offer and show what the airport can do for business. Pete explained a little of his process. Innovation starts with a need. he pointed out, then I think Can I meet it? How? I need to digest it myself, he said, then share the problem with others for their input. He said people who want to create something should be careful not be distracted by others but fully shares the creative experience with his employees. Pete Salazar has shepherded another of his dreams into fruition the rst major change in harvesting for years. It’s a concrete dream that offers bene ts for man y people in his community. If innovation is the heart of growth, then Immokalee has the heart of a champion in Pete Salazar. commodate our business needs and all o f the businesses at the Immokalee Airport,” said Steve Fletcher, President of Fletcher Flying Service, Inc. Fletcher, a licensed pilot for more than 30 years, has established his company as the only federally contracted air tanker operation based east of the Mississippi. The ight operation has provided exclusive and critical services including agricultural spraying and re ghting services based at the Immokalee Airport since 1992. “Last week, I met with Steve Fletcher, and we had a productive meeting outlining ways to keep him as a key business at our Immokalee Airport and a valued constituent in our community,” said Commissioner Henning. At the April 23, meeting, the Board of County Commissioners (BCC), acting in their capacity as the Collier Count y Airport Authority, appointed Commissioner Henning to work with the county attorne y and Fletcher Flying to resolve lease negotiation issues. The BCC is working to create more robust business opportunities at the Immokalee Airport. the little tricks of putting on that wig, making that turbon, draping that scarf to make you feel better about yourself. The Resource Center also provides educational material in English and Spanish materials that can also lead to better care. The site needs volunteer. Besides herself, Ana Maria has two volunteers one from Naples and one from Fort Myers. To become successful, it is vitally important that the progam nd local volunteers. Immokalee volunteers can do the most good for Immokalee patients. The center is only open on a part-time basis, but its work is invaluable. Volunteers will be trained to help patients. Of course, respect for people’s privacy and con dentiality are of paramount importance. If you are interested in helping your family, friends and neighbors in their battle against cancer, donate a little of your time to work with Ana Maria in the Reach to Recovery Project. Volunteers have a exible schedule and training is provided by the American Cancer Society. The ve-hour training for Reach to Recovery is put on by Ana Maria, the program that helped her through her battle with cancer 15 years ago. At that time, Ana Mari rst educated herself about her disease. Now she shares her own experience and the Cancer Society’s offerings with others, She can hel p y ou learn how to talk to y our doctor. Asking the right questions is important. “Knowledge.” she said, “replaces fear.” She will teach patients how to make turbans and measure them for a prosthetic bra. “i have a passion for this,” she con des. The Reach to Recovery volunteers give no medical advice but their support, information and little perks are a prescription that can give patients just the new perspective they need to go on with the ght against their disease. The Look Good Feel Good Program also offers women patients a special “prescription.” Volunteer cosmetologists and hairdressers help patients through hair loss, skin changes and the like using cosmetics donated by nationally-known companies. Cosmetics are free to the patient, along with the professional lessons in using them. These sessions require an appointment so the appropriate makeup tones etc., can be ordered. The next Look Good Feel Better session is scheduled for May 13. ACS appreciates the partnership with VITAS Innovaitive Hospice Care for sharing its space at the 550 New Market Road Ste. The ACS mission is to provide research, eduction, advocacy and service to cancer patients. Ana McCauley Naples and Yasmine Awad and and Marilyn Hester, both of Fort Myers, look forward to helping Immokalee cancer patients and to welcoming Immokalee volunteers. Call 1-800-ACS-2345 24/7or 239-261-0337 in Na p les for information. 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by Maribel De ArmasFCAT, SAT, ACT, PSAT, EOC, STEM, oh my! We have so many acronyms in our education world and I’m about to introduce yet another into the mix – BYOD and it stands for Bring Your Own Device. When I was a y oung student going through the Collier County Public School system not particularly long ago – some 12-plus years – the BYOD concept certainly didn’t exist, but we did bring our own devices…calculators. That was the extent of mobile “smart” technology available. By high school, things got fancy and we got to bring our own scienti c graphing calculators to math and physics classes. But now we are in a whole new world of devices – smartphones, tablets, and laptops – that leave those clunky calculators in the dust. BYOD puts today’s technology in tomorrow’s hands, engaging students in their own digital world. In our Immokalee community, Immokalee Middle School (IMS) has taken the innovative leap by participating as a Phase I BYOD school. You see, with Collier County Public Schools’ of cial launch of the BYOD program, 11 schools are taking the time here at the end of the school year to inform their parents that students will be able to use their own devices for classroom curriculum starting at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year in August. The remaining CCPS schools will join BYOD in either Phase II in January 2014 or Phase III in August 2014. But for now, parents at IMS and the remaining Phase I schools are being informed of what BYOD means and are asked to authorize their child’s participation in the program. If students don’t already have a device available to them, parents are also being informed of the option to purchase devices at a lower cost using the school district’s mass purchasing discount. If you’re an IMS parent, ask the school for information or learn more online at www.collierschools.com and click on the BYOD icon right on the home page. The launch of BYOD now also jump started efforts to reach out into the community for help. We know that not all students have access to their own smartphone, tablet or laptop – and that’s okay. In the classroom, sharing is always encouraged and that will certainly be an option. However, we do wish to try to make devices available to all socio-economic levels. This is where you – the community – come in to help. Anytime you upgrade your device (maybe you’ve even recently done so), consider donating your gently used “smart” device to the BYOD program. Whether you’re in Immokalee or elsewhere in Collier County, we’ve made this easy by making each of our 50 schools a drop-off site until the last day of school on June 4 and then again beginning the rst day of school on August 19. The district Administrative Center in Naples is also a drop-of f site. Check out the BYOD website for specifics on times and locations. If you can donate a brand new device, we certainly welcome those as well, and nancial support is always appreciated and can be securely contributed right on the BYOD website. Finally, business locations can sign up to be BYOD drop-of f sites for us. Are you still with me? I know it’s a lot o f information to take in, but we are really excited about it. Our students are used to living in the digital world and BYOD gives us the opportunity to engage them using the tools they are already using every day. Join us put today’s technology in tomorrow’s hands. Oh, and before I sign off for this week, I do want to make sure you know about an event happening tomorrow (May 10) at Highlands Elementary School (1101 Lake Trafford Road). It’s their 4th Annual Cultural Day Celebration open to any Immokalee parent who has appropriate identi cation. Activities will include a fashion show, country-themed pavilions and foods from man y cultures. If you are interested in attending, call the school at 658-7040 for information about the various times for the events. Students First 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 Possibly Pregnant? We can help 3 Immokalee Bulletin May 9, 2013 Obituaries Rita Faye Richardson, 58NAPLES, Fla. — Rita Faye (McHan) Richardson passed away peacefully on May 1, 2013 after a long and courageous battle w ith cancer, surrounded by her loving family. Rita was born Aug. 12, 1954 to Thaddeus Doyle (T.D.) McHan and Maxine (King) McHan in Hartselle, A la. and was a longtime resident of Immokalee. Rita enjoyed being outdoors and loved animals. She is survived by her son, Lane Price (wife, J enn); daughter, Kristin Green (husband, Alton); mother, Flora Maxine McHan; sisters, Patricia Tillis (husband, Jimmy) and Tammi McCormack; stepdaughters, Lorrie Helmick, Donna Coomes; and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Rita was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Richardson; father, T.D. McHan; and sister, Carolyn Hogan. The visitation was held Friday, May 3, 2013 at First Baptist Church of LaBelle. The funeral serv ice was held Saturday May 4, 2013 at First Baptist Church of LaBelle with Rev. Frank Deerey, J r. of ciating. Internment followed at Fort Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle. You may view the online obituary and light a candle in remembrance of Rita and leave your condolences to her family at: www.akin-davis.com Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle.Juanita (Gross) Harris, 70CLEWISTON — Juanita (Gross) Harris, departed this life Sun., Apr. 21, 2013 in Riviera Beach, Fla. She was born Aug. 6, 1942 in Immokalee, Fla., to the late Lewis and the late Nellie Gross. Juanita spent her life as a homemaker. She devoted her life to her kids, grandkids, friends, her puppies and her never ending collection of frogs. She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Cecil W. Harris; brothers, LB Gross and Bud Gross. She is survived by one daughter, Teresa Woodby (Steve) of Clewiston; three sons, Tommy Saxon of LaBelle, Fla., Timmy Lee (Sherry) of Clewiston, Fla., Toby Lee (Susan) of Clewiston, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grand children.; one sister, Helen of Pa.; one brother, David Gross (Ann) of Clewiston. MaMa was a blessing to so many people and will be greatly missed. “Be careful on your journey” Funeral services were held Thurs., Apr. 25, 2013 at 12 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston with Rev. Johnny Abercrombie of ciated. Interment was Thurs., Apr. 25, 2013 in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston. You may view the online obituary and light a candle in remembrance of Juanita and leave your condolences to her family at: www.akindavis.com Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston.


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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 5 Immokalee Bulletin May 9, 2013 Submitted photoSurprise of a lifetimeLaBelle’s Sgt. Stephen E. McIntyre in the United States Marine Corps, currently home on leave from Iwakuni, Japan, wanted to surprise his girlfriend Erma Sturgeon by giving her an engagement ring at work. The staff at Eden Park Elementary School in Immokalee, went out of their way to make this a very special event, hiding Stephen in a back room as they waited for Miss Sturgeon to come into the of ce. The surprise on Erma’s face was priceless as well as the uproar from the staff and ow of tears all around. Stephen lived in LaBelle through the 11th grade. His senior year he went to live with his father and graduated from Port Charlotte High School in 2008. He enlisted July 14, 2008 and was stationed in San Diego, California. He is currently stationed in Japan and is awaiting dates to be deployed to Afghanistan. Erma currently is a rst year third grade teacher at Eden Park Elementary in Immokalee. She graduated from Immokalee High School in 2007 and obtained an Associates in Science in Business Management and Marketing from Southwest Florida College. During her education continuation she worked as a substitute teacher for Collier County Public schools. As a result of this position, she discovered her passion for teaching and pursued a degree in education. In 2012 she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education from Florida Gulf Coast University. Delacruz, Munoz turn in personal bestImmokalee High School and the Immokalee community would like to congratulate Leonel Delacruz (junior) and Anita Munoz-Trejo (junior) on a their tremendous accomplishments for the 2013 track season. On Saturday, April 27, Anita Munoz placed 8th in the 1600 with a time of (5:14) and 2nd place in the 3200 (11:19) meter run at the Class 2A State Finals. On the boys side, Leonel Delacruz placed 2nd in the 1600 with a time of (4:21) and the 3200 meter run (9:38). Both athletes ran personal best times and exciting races in both events in order to get on the podium. IHS is very proud to have two of the best distance runners in the state and look forward to seeing great things from them in the future. Drumbeat Submitted photoTwo track standouts!


NOTICE OF MEETING There will be a Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners for the Immokalee Water & Sewer District on Wednesday, May 15, 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. October 2012Adan Quintanilla 2. November 2012-Ofelia Gonzalez 3. December 2012-Javier Rueda 4. January 2013-Theresa Medina 5. February-April-TBA 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. April 17, 2013 Regular Meeting B. Civil Rights Compliance Report C. April 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. Adjournment SPECIAL 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. 442732 IB 5/9/2013 Employment Full TimeHOUSE CLEANING Experienced house cleaners attention to detail, highly motivated, energetic self starter for a fast pace job. Leave message at 239-353-0557.LATITE ROOFING & SHEET METAL T he largest roo ng company in Fl. has numerous openings for all types of roofer’s, laborers, and drivers. Please apply in person Monday Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM 7959 Drew Circle Ft. Myers, Fl. 33912 LATITE ROOFING & SHEET METAL TECHOS Y CHAPA La mayor compania de Techado en Florida. Tiene numerosas aberturas (ofertas) de trabajo para todos los tipos de Techador, Trabajadores Laborar y Conductores (chofer). Por favor solicitar en persona. De Lunes a Viernes de 8:00 AM 4:00 PM en la siguiente direccion 7959 de Drew Circle, Ft. Myers, FL. 33912 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. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Employment Full Time Machinist Full Time Perm $22.88 Per Hour Job Responsibilities: Sets up, calibrates and operates machining equipment including manual engine lathes, shapers, jig boxes, brakes, grinders, drill presses, milling machines, and heavy duty presses to assemble and or fabricate parts and complex assemblies. Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com 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. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Employment Full Time TEACHER/ FLOATING TEACHER POSITIONS AVAILABLE Teachers will provide a safe, nurturing 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. F/T with bene ts. Minimum Requirements: Minimum of high school education. DCF 45 hours required. CDA Equivalent or CDA preferred; AA preferred for teacher position. Please apply at 509 Hope Circle, Immokalee, FL 34142 or submit resumes to hr@ guadalupecenter .org EOE/DFWP How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Condos/Townhouses Rent TRAFFORD PINE ESTATES INC. 3 BR & 2 BR CBS Construction All include Stove, Refrig., Air, Ceiling Fans, Util. 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Call 941-347-7171 Public Notice NOTICE OF MEETING There will be a Public Hearing of the Board of Commissioners for the Immokalee Water & Sewer District on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 following the Regular Board Meeting, at the of ce of the Immokalee Water & Sewer District, located at 1020 Sanitation Road, Immokalee, Florida 34142. PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Preliminaries A. Roll Call B. Adoption of Agenda 3. Presentation of AC Water Main Replacement and Undersized Water Main Replacement Project 4. Public Comment 5. Adoption of AC Water Main Replacement and Undersized Water Main Replacement Project 6. Adjournment SPECIAL 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 meeting date. The District is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 442726 IB 5/9/2013 COFFO BOARD MEETING, TO BE HELD: When: Friday, May 17th, 2013 10:30 Where: COFFO Inc. 778 West Palm Drive Florida City, FL 33034 442465 IB 5/9/2013 Public Notice Public Notice 6 Immokalee Bulletin May 9, 2013 Public Notice Public Notice


Take Mom to the Zoo For FreeThis Mother’s Day, kids can take mom to Naples Zoo for free! With a coupon from w ww.napleszoo.org and a paid child ticket, moms can enjoy a wildly fun day from apes to zebras including favorites from giraffes to honey badgers. The whole family can enjoy all the fun shows and take a relaxing cruise through islands of monkeys, lemurs, and apes. Kids enjoy feeding the sh, having fun in the playgrounds, and seeing all the wild animals! Watching Animals is Good for Mom! Researchers in Japan found a decrease in blood pressure and an increase in quality of life ratings (via World Health Organization rating scale) for people who view animals at zoos. These results were signi cant over people who visited zoos for the same amount of time, walked the same distance, but did not watch animals. Remember, mom will be welcomed in the Zoo free Sunday, May 12 for Mother’s Day with a coupon from the Zoo’s website and the purchase of one child or adult ticket at regular price. Coupon required and cannot be combined with other offers, online tickets, or zoo memberships. Valid May 12, 2013 only. A pply to iTECH freeGet started with Fall Enrollment at iTECH. Schedule your TABE testing appointment 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:// w ww.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 breasfeeding peer counselors Myda and Noemi, meet and share experiences with other breastfeeding mothers. Pregnant w omen welcome. Come to the Collier County Department of Health Room 133 every Tuesday from 1011:30 a.m. For additional information call 239-252-7347 or 239-252-7312.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 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.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, rsums should be sent to Jamie Scott by email at jscott@sfwdb.org or mail to 750 South 5th Street, Immokalee, Florida 34142. Rsums should include areas of expertise and fees, if applicable. 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.Nance of ce in ImmokaleeCollier Commissioner Tim Nance opened his new of ce in the Immokalee Government Center, 106 South First Street. Regular of ce hours for Nance at the government center will be established soon. Prevent foreclosureThe Foreclosure Prevention and Advocacy Project will provide to income-eligible clients free legal advice and counsel or representation as deemed appropriate, in the areas of: bank, homeowner and condo association foreclosure defense; de ciency judgments; pre-foreclosure issues; and tax liens. Staff is available Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Appointments are also available by calling 239-775-4024 or visiting the of ce at 4124 Tamiami Trail East, Naples 34112. Eligible clients will be accepted on a rst come, rst served basis and will be seen according to the urgency of their legal needs. Eligibility criteria; Collier County resident; home is the applicant’s homestead residence (investment properties are ineligible); low to moderate income indivudals or families. Documents required: picture identi cation; proof of any and all household income including but not limited to any public benets being received and/or child support payment, employment, unemployement compensation. Social Security, etc; a copy of the foreclosure summons, complaint and other court documents and/or; notice fromy our servcice, mortgage company, association or property appraiser. Eligibility is subject to the above, however additional criteria may apply once the case is reviewed. 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But thanks to the Immokalee Municipal Services Taxing Unit (MSTU), a division now of the Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), sidewalks along Carson Road will make transit and life much easier and safer for hundreds of Immokaleans who depend daily on the short thoroughfare. The sidewalks, currently being installed and set to be complete by the end of July, run along the west side of Carson Road, from Lake Trafford Road to Westclox Street. Carson Road sidewalk project moving ahead Connunity Briefs Reading a newspaper helps you get more out of life.No wonder newspaper readers have more fun!


8 Immokalee Bulletin May 9, 2013 Lipman, in partnership with Paci c Tomato Growers, recently hosted the 2013 Homerun Harvest, an annual, free community event to bene t the children of Immokalee. During the event, the growers collected enough money to purchase more than 1,400 backpacks lled with school supplies to be distributed to Immokalee students prior to the start of the 2013-14 school year. "This year, thanks to the agriculture community, and companies like Paci c Tomato Growers, we were able to double the amount of school supplies collected in 2012, making our impact even greater," said Jaime Weisinger, director of government and community relations for Lipman. "As growers, sustainability, of course, refers to being environmentally conscious but for Lipman and the agriculture community, it also means being socially responsible: taking care of our employees, their families and the communities where we do business," added Weisinger. 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. Growers raise funds for Immokalee children at Homerun Harvest Submitted photosIntergro’s team shows off their trophy after beating Lipman in the nals. Submitted photosSome of the fans enjoying the game.